the misfortunes of arthur

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE NAMES OF THE SPEAKERS. Gorlois, Duke of Cornwalls Ghost. Guenevoiia, the Queene. Fronia, a Lady of her trayne. Angharad, Sister to the Queene. Mordred, the Usurper. Conan , a faithful Counsellor. Nuntius of Arthurs landing. The Heraltfrom Arthur. Gawin, King of Albainie. Gill A, a Brylishe Earle. Gillamor, King of Ireland. Cheldrich, Duke of Saxonie. The Lorde of the Pictes. Arthur, King af great Brytain. Cador, Duke of Cornwall Hoel, King of little Brittaine. The Heraltfrom Monlred. Aschillus, King ofDenmarke. The King of Noruiaye. A number of Souldiers. Nuntius of the last baltell. Gildas, a nobleman of Brytain. Cuokus. chapter{Section 4THE FIRST ACT AND FIRST SCENE. Go R. LOIS. Since thus through channells blacke of Limbo lake, And deepe infernall floude of Stygian poole, The gastiy Caron's boat transported backe Thy ghost from Pluto's pittes and glowming shade To former light, once lost by destnies doome, Where proude Pendragon, broylde with shamefull lust, Dispoylde thee erst of wife, of lande and life, Nowe, Gorlois, worke thy wish, cast here thy gaule, Glutte on revenge ! thy wrath abhorrs delayes. —- What though (besides Pendragons poysoned end) The vile reproach he wrought thee by thy phere,f Through deepe increase of crymes alike is plagude ; And that the shame thou suffredst for his lusts Reboundeth backe and stifeleth in his stocke, Yet is not mischiefe's measure all fulfilde, Nor wreake sufficient wrought. Thy murthered corse, And dukedome reft for heavier vengeance cries. Come, therefore, bloomes ot' setled mischiefe's roote Come ech thing els what furie can invent, Wreake all at once! Infect the ayre with plagues, Till bad to worse, till worse to worst be turnde ! Let mischiefes know no meane, nor plagues an end ! Let t...
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