A Blot in the 'Scutcheon
by Robert Browning (9781458993083)

A Blot in the 'Scutcheon
Robert Browning
Release Date: 04 August 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Category: Drama
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781458993083
ISBN-10: 1458993086

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: COLOMBE'S BIRTHDAY. A PLAY. "Ivy and violet, what do ye here With blossom and shoot in the warm spring-weather, Hiding the arms of Monckenci and foref'Hanmer. NO ONE LOVES AND HONORS BARRY CORNWALL MORE THAN DOES ROBERT BROWNING; WHO, HAVING NOTHING BETTER THAN THIS PLAY TO GIVE HIM IN PROOF OF IT, MUST SAY SO. London, 1844. Persons. Colombe Of Ravestein, Duchess of Juliers and Cleves. Sabyne, Adolf, her Attendants. Guibert, Gaucelme, Maufroy, Clugnet, Courtiers. Valence, Advocate of Cleves. Prince Berthold, Claimant of the Duchy. Melchior, his Confidant. PLACE, The Palace at Juliers. Time, 16 COLOMBE'S BIRTHDAY. ACT I. Morning. Scene.A Corridor leading to the Audience-chamber. Gaucelme, Clugnet, Maufroy, and other Courtiers, round Guibert, who is silently reading a paper: as he drops it at the end Guibert. That this should be her birthday- and the day We all invested her, twelve months ago, As the late Duke's true heiress and our liege; And that this also must become the day Oh miserable lady 1 Courtier. Ay, indeed? 2 Courtier. Well, Guibert ? 3 Courtier. But your news, my friend, your news The sooner, friend, one learns Prince Berthold's pleasure, The better for us all: how writes the Prince? Give me I '11 read it for the common good. Guibert. In time, sir, but till time comes, pardon me 10 Our old Duke just disclosed his child's retreat, Declared her true succession to his rule, And died: this birthday was the day, last year, We convoyed her from Castle Ravestein That sleeps out trustfully its extreme age On the Meuse' quiet bank, where she lived queen Over the water-budsto Juliers' court With joy and bustle. Here again we stand; Sir Gaucelme's buckle 's constant to his cap: To-day 's ...

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