A Gentleman Player

His Adventures on a Secret Mission for Queen Elizabeth

Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 100,801 / 293 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,832
Added to site: 2010.12.14
mnybks.net#: 29904
Origin: gutenberg.org
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A thrilling historical romance... a well-told tale of mingled romance and history. The reader will join in the flight and thrills with the excitement of the dangers and adventures that befall the fugitives.

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re he reviewed it, and his own failure to rebuke it properly, the more wrathful he inwardly became. His anger served as a relief from the agitation he had formerly undergone. So deeply buried was he in his new feelings, that he heeded not the progress of affairs on the stage; and thus he was startled when he felt his arm caught by Shakespeare, who was pointing to the entrance, and saying:

"What ails thee, Harry? They wait for thee on the stage."

Roused as from sleep, and seeing that Burbage and the others had indeed gone forth from the tiring-room, Hal ran to the entrance and out upon the stage, his mind in a whirl, taking his place before King Claudius with such abruptness that Burbage, surprised from his mood of melancholy self-absorption, sent him a sharp glance of reproof. This but increased his abashment, and he stared up at the placard that proclaimed the stage to be a room in the palace at Elsinore, in a kind of panic. The audience moved and murmured, restlessly, during the king's long sp

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