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Or, What good love may I perform for you?
at sick service had a prince.
I have sworn to do it; And with hot irons must I burn them out.
ARTH. Ah, none but in this iron agé would do it! The iron of itself, though heat red-hot, Approaching near these eyes, would drink my tears, And quench his fiery indignation, Even in the matter of mine innocence : Nay, after that, consume away in rust, But for containing fire to harm mine eye. Are you more stubborn-hard than hammered iron ? An if an angel should have come to me, And told me Hubert should put out mine eyes, I would not have believed him. No tongue but Hubert's
HUB. Come forth. (Stamps.)
Re-enter ATTENDANTS, with cord, irons, etc. Do as I bid you do.
ARTH. O, save me, Hubert, save me! My eyes are out, Even with the fierce looks of these bloody men.
HUB. Give me the iron, I say, and bind him here.
* This line has been read variously. We give it as it is printed in Charles Knight's pictorial edition. “Arthur begins a fresh sentence, which is interrupted by Hubert's stamping. He is about to say, “No tongue but Hubert's would have made me believe it."
I will not struggle, I will stand stone-still.
HUB. Go, stand within ; let me alone with him.
Come, boy, prepare yourself.
None but to lose your eyes.
HUB. Is this your promise ? Go to; hold your tongue.
ARTH. Hubert, the utterance of a brace of tongues
I can heat it, boy.
In undeserved extremes : see else yourself;
HUB. But with my breath I can revive it, boy.
ARTH. And if you do, you will but make it blush,
HUB. Well, see to live; I will not touch thine eyes
ARTH. O, now you look like Hubert ! all this while
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WARREN'S ADDRESS BEFORE THE
|TAND! the ground 's your own, my braves !
Will ye give it up to slaves ?
Hope ye mercy still ?
ye who will.
LIV. - INCENTIVES TO DUTY..
CHARLES SUMNER was born in Boston, January 6, 1811, and was graduated at Harvard College in 1830. He was admitted to the bar in 1834, and in 1837 visited Europe, where he remained till 1840, traveling in Italy, Germany, and France, and residing nearly a year in England. On the Fourth of July, 1845, he pronounced before the municipal authorities of Boston an oration on “The True Grandeur of Nations,” which was an eloquent argument against the war-system of nations, and in favor of peaceful arbitration in the settlement of international questions. This oration was widely circulated, both in America and England. Having become earnestly engaged in the antislavery cause, he was chosen to the Senate of the United States from the State of Massachusetts in the winter of 1851, and continued a member of that body until his death, March 11, 1874. He was well known for the energy and eloquence with which he has assailed the institution of slavery. His works, consisting of speeches and occasional addresses, have been published in three volumes, and are remarkable for fervid eloquence and abundant illustration.
The following extract is the conclusion of a discourse pronounced before the PhiBeta-Kappa Society of Harvard College, at their anniversary, August 27, 1846, entitled “The Scholar, the Jurist, the Artist, the Philanthropist,” and in commemoration of four deceased members of the society, John Pickering, Joseph Story, Washington Allston, and William Ellery Channing.
to bring before you the images of our departed brothers, while I dwelt on the great causes in which their lives were made manifest. Servants of Knowledge, of Justice, of Beauty, of Love, they have ascended to the great Source of Knowledge, Justice, Beauty, Love. Each of our brothers is removed; but though dead, yet speaketh, informing our understandings, strengthening our sense of justice, refining our tastes, enlarging our sympathies. The body dies: but the page of the Scholar, the interpretation of the Jurist, the creation of the Artist, the beneficence of the Philanthropist, cannot die.
I have dwelt upon their lives and characters, less in grief for what we have lost, than in gratitude for what we so long possessed, and still retain, in their precious example. In proud recollection of her departed children,