Category Archives: Drama

More Ways Than One

Barkwell. You shan’t have her at all. Fifteen thousand pounds! – if I thought my Niece would ever think of thee as a Husband now, I’d put one half of her fortune into each pocket, drive to Dover, and leap … Continue reading

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Comus

But to my task. Neptune, besides the sway Of every salt flood and each ebbing stream, Took in by lot, ’twixt high and nether Jove, Imperial rule of all the sea-girt isles That, like to rich and various gems, inlay … Continue reading

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Diving for Pearls

Barbara: Anyway it’s all in the past. Put it all behind me. Would never have worked. Certainly not for me. There’s a bloody great world out there. I was just thinking about these ferry trips we used to get taken … Continue reading

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Proteus: Then let her alone. Valentine: Not for the world: why, man, she is mine own, And I as rich in having such a jewel As twenty seas, if all their sand were The water nectar and the rocks pure … Continue reading

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Troilus and Cressida

Her bed is India; there she lies, a pearl: Between our Ilium and where she resides, Let it be call’d the wild and wandering flood, Ourself the merchant, and this sailing Pandar Our doubtful hope, our convoy and our bark. … Continue reading

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Pauline Pavlona

Ah! then you know! I thought to tell you first. Not here, beneath these hundred curious eyes, In all this glare of light; but in some place Where I could throw me at your feet and weep. In what shape … Continue reading

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Amoret and the River-God

God. What powerful charms my streams do bring Back again unto their spring, With such force, that I their god, Three times striking with my rod, Could not keep them in their ranks? My fishes shoot into the banks; There’s … Continue reading

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Comus

There is a gentle Nymph not far from hence, That with moist curb sways the smooth Severn stream, Sabrina is her name, a Virgin pure, Whilom she was the daughter of Locrine, That had the Scepter from his father Brute. … Continue reading

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A Dialogue Betwixt Venus, Thetis, and Phoebus

Venus. I’ll woo thee with a kiss to come away. Thetis. And I with forty for to stay. Venus. I’ll give to thee the fair Adonis’ spear, So thou wilt rise. Thetis. And I, to keep thee here, Will give … Continue reading

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Doctor Faustus

How am I glutted with conceit of this! Shall I make spirits fetch me what I please, Resolve me of all ambiguities, Perform what desperate enterprise I will? I’ll have them fly to India for gold, Ransack the ocean for … Continue reading

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