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Yolanda of Cyprus

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Author: Cale Young Rice
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,944 / 59 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 400
Added to site: 2010.09.28
mnybks.net#: 29109
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Drama
Excerpt

etrate the labyrinth Of your intent.

Vittia. I thank you. And you shall, To-night--if you have love.

Yolanda. That thread were vain.

Vittia. I say, if you have love.

Yolanda. Of guile?

Vittia. Of her You hold as mother, and who is Amaury's.

Yolanda. Were it so simple, all designs that ever Laired in you, would to my eyes have been as clear As shallows under Morpha's crystal wave.

Vittia. Unproven you speak so.

Yolanda. And proven would.

Vittia. If so, then--save her.

Yolanda. Who? What do you--? (stops).

Vittia (with irony). Mean? It is not clear?

Yolanda. Save her?

Vittia. The surety flies Out of your cheek and dead upon your heart: Yet you are innocent--oh innocent!-- O'er what abyss she hangs!

Yolanda. O'er no abyss.

Vittia. But to her lord is constant!

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