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AND DRAMAS

CONTAINING A NUMBER OF THE STRONGEST
SCENES FROM SHAKESPEARE. SCHILLER,
BULWER, SHERIDAN, AND OTHERS sering die

COMPILED BY

Mrs. J. W. Shoemaker

Author of "Chaice Dialogues,"

PHILADELPHIA
THE PENN PUBLISHING COMPANY

1923

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1888, by THE NATIONAL SCHOOL OF ELOCUTION AND ORATORY

In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington

COPYRIGHT 1916 BY F. W. SHOEMAKER AND D. A. SHOEMAKER

THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

CLASSIC

DIALOGUES AND DRAMAS,

SCENE FROM DAMON AND PYTHIAS.

Adapted.

A scaffold, with steps ascending to it.-In the back of the

stage the gates of a prison.Executioner with an Axe, and Guards discovered.

Enter DAMOCLES and PROCLES.
Proc. It is a marvelous phantasy, thou speakest of
In Dionysius.

Dam.-Yes, his mind is made
Of strange materials, that are almost cast
In contrariety to one another.
The school and camp, in his ambition, make
A strange division: "with the trumpet's call
He blends the languor of the poet's lyre!
The fierce, intrepid captain of the field
Hath often, on the great Athenian stage,
Coped with the mightiest monarchs of the Muse;
And, in mine apprehension, he doth prize
The applauses of that polished populace,
More than the rising shout of victory.

Proc.—"And, over all, that science, which doth hold, Touching the soul and its affections,

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