Werter. A Tragedy: As Performed at the Theatres-Royal, Bath, Bristol, Covent-Garden and Dublin

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Page 43 - All night I stood on the shore. I saw her by the faint beam of the moon. All night I heard her cries. Loud was the wind; the rain beat hard on the hill. Before morning appeared, her voice was weak. It died away, like the evening breeze among the grass of the rocks.
Page 44 - The flower hangs its heavy head, waving, at times, to the gale. ' Why dost thou awake me, O gale?' it seems to say, ' I am covered with the drops of heaven. The time of my fading is near, the blast that shall scatter my leaves. To-morrow shall the traveller come ; he that saw me in my beauty shall come. His eyes will search the field, but they will not find me.
Page 44 - Why doft thou awake me, O gale? It .feems to fay, I am covered with the drops of heaven. The time of my fading is near, and the blaft that fhall fcatter my leaves. To-morrow fhall the traveller come ; he that faw me in my beauty fhall come; his eyes will fearch the field but they will not find me.
Page 15 - Tis Charlotte only that has made thee thus — She is the origin of all thy woes ! Wer. Perish the thought ! — I am myself the cause ; Thou art the lovely soother of my cares ; My guardian angel ! sent by pitying fieav'n To compensate my every other ill ; — And yet there is another that should claim My warmest gratitude.
Page 44 - Sea, to refcue his Daura or die. Sudden a Blaft from the Hill comes over the Waves. He funk, and he rofe no more. Alone, on the fea-beat Rock, my Daughter was heard to complain. Frequent and loud were her Cries ; nor could her Father relieve her. All Night I flood on the Shore.
Page 28 - Plunge deep in sorrow; millions of fathoms deep; And gorge upon despair ! 'twill satisfy The hungry soul, and leave it nothing wanting ! Seb. Oh Heaven ! the thought of leaving all his soul holds dear Has, for a while, depriv'd him of his senses: We must delude him hence. Wer. Look, look, and read ; 'Tis fate's dire volume ! and on the bloody page, Self-murder's doom'd damnation...

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