This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ...rules. The barking is further off. The clamor of the hunt is now close by, now at a distance, ceases a moment, and then begins again. The right to do so is the Pope's alone--A right he must not use, for he is but A hunter after souls. No, even men Stained with the vilest and most hideous crimes, Would shrink from bloodshed in this holy place, And from disturbing heaven's winged creatures, who Are God's own care. And yet some one has dared To do this wrong. Who can the caitiff be? An aged monk, with staff in hand and feet covered with dust, appears at the entrance to the grotto. He wears a pilgrim's mantle over a Dominican habit. It is TorqueMada. He stops at the threshold. His beard is gray; that of Francis De Paula white. SCENE II Francis De Paula, Torquemada Torquemada. Hail! venerable father! FRANCIS. Brother, hail! TORQUEMADA. May I rest here a moment? FRANCIS. Brother, enter. TORQUEMADA. I have toiled on, consumed by heat and cold, And chilling fevers and the burning sun. O holy patriarch! the man who seeks The shelter of thy roof is all-unworthy! Ah! I am very weary, and I say: Lamma sabacthani! God bless thee, priest! FRANCIS. God bless thee, man. TORQUEMADA. I also am a priest. FRANCIS. qlis well. God be your guide. It is your right To tell or not to tell from whence you come And where you go; we all come from the dawn And all go to the grave. And what you are, My unknown brother, we are too. My son, Infinitude weighs over all alike, And mortals must all travel the same road. We kneel before the altar, but our feet Are at the tomb. TORQUEMADA. From out the Universe I come, and to the City go. I go To Eome. FRANCIS. To Rome? TORQUEMADA. Yes, I, so mean and vile, Have yet a work to do, for which the time Has come. I have, alone, and at a venture, ...This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ...rules.
|Title||:||Dramatic Works Volume 4; Profusely Illus with Wood Engraving|
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