The Works Of Shakespeare (volume 33)
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- Publication Date:
- 31 December 2011
Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Excerpt: ... Some bring the murder'd body, some the murderers: 300 Let them not speak a word; the guilt is plain; For, by my soul, were there worse end than death, That end upon them should be executed. Tarn. Andronicus, I will entreat the king: Fear not thy sons, they shall do well enough. 305 Tit. Come, Lucius, come; stay not to talk with them. Exeunt. SCENE IV.--Another part of the Forest. Enter Demetrius and Chiron, with Lavinia, ravished; her hands cut off, and her tongue cut out. Dern. So, now go tell, an if thy tongue can speak, Who 'twas that cut thy tongue and ravish'd thee. Chi. Write down thy mind, bewray thy meaning so; An if thy stumps will let thee play the scribe. Dern. See, how with signs and tokens she can scrawl. 5 Chi. Go home, call for sweet water, wash thy hands. Dern. She hath no tongue to call, nor hands to wash; And so let's leave her to her silent walks. Chi. An 'twere my case, I should go hang myself. Dern. If thou hadst hands to help thee knit the cord. 10 [Exeunt Demetrius and Chiron. Enter MARCUS. 304. Andronicus, I will entreat the instance of irony which makes a hing} Tamora here, as later on, under- character unconsciously suggest that estimates Titus' powers of perception which is to befall him or her? of character, which his trials rather 6. sweet water] perfumed water, as awaken than diminish. in Romeo and Juliet, v. iii. 14, "which 305. Fear not, etc.} fear not for. with sweet water nightly I will dew"; Very frequent in Shakespeare. or fresh, pure. â€ž 10. hnit] tie. This scene is very "''"'"" brutal, but quite in character with the 5. she can scrawl] Is this another two Bashibazouks. I wish I could think it quite un-Shakespearian; but the grim play on the same words "hand" and "tongue" is rather like his cruder work. We must be thankful for the scene's on...