Judith Shakespeare: A Romance, Volume 3

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Macmillan, 1884
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Page 149 - It was in the time that the earth begins to put on her new apparel against the approach of her lover, and that the sun running a most even course, becomes an indifferent arbiter between the night and the day...
Page 151 - ... comfort: here a shepherd's boy piping, as though he should never be old; there a young shepherdess knitting, and withal singing, and it seemed that her voice comforted her hands to work, and her hands kept time to her voice's music.
Page 150 - ... the third day after, in the time that the morning did strew roses and violets in the heavenly floor against the coming of the sun, the nightingales (striving one with the other, which could in most dainty variety recount their wrongcaused sorrow) made them put off their sleep, and rising from under a tree, which that night had been their pavilion, they went on their journey, which by and by welcomed Musidorus' eyes (wearied with the wasted soil of Laconia) with delightful prospects.
Page 155 - And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he rent his clothes, and said, Alas, my daughter ! Thou hast brought me very low, and thou art one of them that trouble me : for I have opened my mouth unto the Lord, and I cannot go back.
Page 151 - There were hills, which garnished their proud heights with stately trees ; humble valleys, whose base estate seemed comforted with the refreshing of silver rivers: .meadows, enamelled with all sorts of eye-pleasing' .flowers ; thickets, which being lined with most pleasant shade were witnessed so too, by the cheerful disposition of many well-tuned birds ; each pasture stored with sheep feeding with sober security, while the pretty lambs with bleating oratory craved the dam's comfort : here a shepherd's...
Page 8 - To linger a lover that looks to speed (In due time duly): ,Why, is it not simple?' she said, laughing. ' But now, instead of crossing hands, I think it far the prettier way that they should hold their hands up together — so : shall we try it, sweetheart ?, And then she had to sing another verse of the ballad : , Consider, sweet, what sighs and sobs, Do nip my heart with cruel throbs, And all, my dear, for the love of you (Trust me truly) : But I hope, that you will some mercy show (In due time...
Page 32 - ... tis no bargain." For the first time in her life Judith saw her father in a passion of anger. His color did not change; but there was a strange look about his mouth, and his eyes blazed. "Thou cursed fool," he said to the gardener, "'tis thou hast led these poor men into this folly." And then he turned to the bewildered constable, and took him by the arm. "Come, good friend," said he, in a kindly way, " come into the house and I will explain these matters to thee. Thou hast been misled by that...
Page 49 - Prudence, you are her nearest gossip; it can not be true!" she exclaimed ; and she turned to the young maiden, whose face was no longer pale and thoughtful, but rose-colored with shame and alarm. "For he says 'tis a story that is now everywhere abroad in London — and a laugh and a jest at the taverns — how that one Jack Orridge came down to Warwickshire, and made believe to be a wizard, and cozened Judith — Judith, Prudence, our Judith ! — heard ye ever the like ? — into a secret love affair;...
Page 29 - I but speak her words, so please your worship," said the ancient constable, with the air of one desperately trying to recall a lesson that had been taught him. "And all of them — they wur zaying as how she hath a power o' wisdom — and, 'Jeremy,' she saith, 'be not overbold with the worthy gentleman ; 'tis but a share ; and he be a right worthy and civil gentleman ; speak him fair, Jeremy,' she saith, ' and put thy better leg avore, and acquit thee as a man.
Page 50 - ... sister Judith — how can you wonder that my father should write in haste and in anger? That she should meet this young man day after day at a farm-house near to Bidford, and in secret, and listen to his stories of the court, believing him to be a worthy gentleman in misfortune ! A worthy gentleman truly ! — to come and make sport of a poor country maiden, and teach her to deceive her father and all of us, not one of us knowing — not one —

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