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The Prince Of The Captivity

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Author: Benjamin D'israeli (Earl of Beaconsfield, K.G.)
Published: 1833
Language: English
Wordcount: 88,367 / 256 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 927
Added to site: 2006.12.04
mnybks.net#: 15461
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ber with an irregular and moody step. He stopped, and leant against a column. He spoke in a tremulous and smothered voice:

'Oh! my heart is full of care, and my soul is dark with sorrow! What am I? What is all this? A cloud hangs heavy o'er my life. God of my fathers, let it burst!

'I know not what I feel, yet what I feel is madness. Thus to be is not to live, if life be what I sometimes dream, and dare to think it might be. To breathe, to feed, to sleep, to wake and breathe again, again to feel existence without hope; if this be life, why then these brooding thoughts that whisper death were better?

'Away! The demon tempts me. But to what? What nameless deed shall desecrate this hand? It must not be: the royal blood of twice two thousand years, it must not die, die like a dream. Oh! my heart is full of care, and my soul is dark with sorrow!

'Hark! the trumpets that sound our dishonour. Oh, that they but sounded to battle! Lord of Hosts, let me conquer or die! Let me conquer like Da

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