Mysteries of Corpus Christi (V. 9)
by Pedro Caldern De La Barca (9781150083174)

Mysteries of Corpus Christi (V. 9)
Pedro Caldern De La Barca
Release Date: 15 December 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 88
ISBN: 9781150083174
ISBN-10: 1150083174

Volume: v. 9 General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1867 Original Publisher: J. Duffy Subjects: Religious drama, Spanish Drama / General Drama / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Drama / Continental European Fiction / Classics Fiction / Literary Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: Sane % Jwfanijj. Enter Belshazzar, Idolatry, and Vanity. Idolatry. Oh my lord, what sudden sadness .... Vanity. Oh my lord, what painful throe .... Idolatry. Interrupts thy conversation ? Vanity. Thus disturbs thy fancy so ? Belshazzar. Ah I know not this strange pain. Enter the Thought, followed by Death. Thought (to Death). Come, he's here. Belshazzar. I only know I was thinking of the threats The approach of Death acts already at a distance on Belshaz/ar, because, in the preceding scene, he had a sort of anticipation of it in the lienon of his own Thought. By the prophet's voice foretold, In what way God's promised hand Would its vengeance wreak. (The Thought recedes, letting him see Death who was behind him.) Death. Behold Belshazzar. What is this I see, 0 Heavens 1 -- Phantom, that no blood doth warm, Vision, feigning form and voice, Without having voice and form f Say, how didst thou enter here 1 Death. With his light the bright sun throws Shadow also: I'm the shadow, If He as the World's Life glows, I am the World's Death, and thus I can go where'er he goes; Since to lights and shadows space Equally possession owes. J Idolatry (aside). Who is this at sight of whom We two here are left forlorn ? That is, behold in me the way that God means to execute his vengeance. I The external appearance of Death, although a...

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