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The Stolen Heiress

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Published: 1702
Language: English
Wordcount: 18,700 / 64 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 871
Added to site: 2011.05.29 30100

A theatrical work with many layers. The play was originally advertised as being written by a man. These kinds of circumstances surrounding the time and place the play was written are both implied and referred to.

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unt of Pirro, that Lump of Deformity: My Sword has been my Fortune hitherto, And ne'er was wont to fail its Master, and Whilst this Arm can hold it, I'll maintain my Right.

Luc. Which Way rash Man, is he not surrounded By numerous Friends, and waiting Slaves? Does not inevitable Death attend Thy desperate Purpose?

Pal. Then let that same Sword, the old Acquaintance Of my Arm, pierce its lost Master's Breast, and End my Sorrows.

Luc. Forbid it Heaven, is there no other Way?

Pal. But one, and that I dare not name.

Luc. Oh! how has thy Lucasia, since first our Mutual Vows were plighted, given Cause for Doubt. Why dost thou fear to ask, since all is thine, within The Bounds of Honour.

Pal. When I attempt ought against Lucasia, Contrary to the nicest Rules of Virtue, May Heaven, and she, forsake me.

Luc. Oh, I know it, and when I refuse what May advance our Loves, may I be curs



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