V.--Tragedy and Triumph As Wallace journeyed in the regions made sacred to him by Marion's memory, he was met by Sir John Monteith, who offered to conduct him to Newark-on-the-Clyde, where he might embark on a vessel about to sail.
Word of the tragedy that had taken place in Bedlam was all over camp in no time, and crowds came to gaze on the face of the departed one.
'Of course I shall, my dear,' answered the good lady, in a tragedy- queen tone.
It is the tragedy,-- TIMON OF ATHENS.
A memory, too, of the profuse adornment with which he had been called upon to decorate some very tender youth's or miss's fashionable suit intrudes itself even in his most thoughtful tragedy:-- "The canker galls the infants of the Spring Too oft before their buttons be disclos'd."
~A Football Tragedy.~ She clung to him, the game was o'er.
Me thought our Fletcher weary of this croud, Wherein so few have witt, yet all are loud, Unto Elyzium fled, where he alone Might his own witt admire and ours bemoane; But soone upon those Flowry Bankes, a throng Worthy of those even numbers which he sung, Appeared, and though those Ancient Laureates strive When dead themselves, whose raptures should survive, For his Temples all their owne bayes allowes, Not sham'd to see him crown'd with naked browes; Homer his beautifull Achilles nam'd, Urging his braine with Joves might well be fam'd, Since it brought forth one full of beauties charmes, As was his Pallas, and as bold in Armes; -King and no King.- But when he the brave Arbases saw, one That saved his peoples dangers by his own, And saw Tigranes by his hand undon Without the helpe of any Mirmydon, He then confess'd when next hee'd Hector slay, That he must borrow him from Fletchers Play; This might have beene the shame, for which he bid His Iliades in a Nut-shell should be hid: Virgill of his AEneas next begun, Whose God-like forme and tongue so soone had wonne; That Queene of Carthage and of beauty too, Two powers the whole world else were slaves unto, Urging that Prince for to repaire his faulte On earth, boldly in hell his Mistresse sought; -The Maides Tragedy.- But when he Amintor saw revenge that wrong, For which the sad Aspasia sigh'd so long, Upon himselfe, to shades hasting away, Not for to make a visit but to stay; He then did modestly confesse how farr Fletcher out-did him in a Charactar.
She looks on me, at me she shakes her head; For me she groans; by me my daughter dies; I, I the author of this tragedy.-- On me, on me, ye heavens, throw down your ire!
Unhappy lovers had garlands of willow, yew, and rosemary laid on their biers, an allusion to which occurs in the "Maid's Tragedy":-- "Lay a garland on my hearse Of the dismal yew; Maidens, willow branches bear-- Say I died true.
%THE MAIDS TRAGEDY%.
Then arose," wrote Filippo Strozzi, in his family Ricordi--he was an eye-witness of the tragedy--"a great tumult in the church.
What I speake Is to prevent your present tragedye And to blott murder from my Ganelon.
I was not sure that I had, for my falseness had precipitated this tragedy,--how I might never know, but a knowledge of the how was not necessary to my self-condemnation.
Malthus's works--Letters from W. Scott CHAPTER XII VARIOUS PUBLICATIONS--CHARLES MATURIN--S.T. COLERIDGE--LEIGH HUNT Charles Maturin--His early career--His early publications--And application to W. Scott--Performance of "Bertram" at Drury Lane--Published by Murray--"Manuel, a Tragedy"--Murray's letter to Byron--Death of Maturin--S.T. Coleridge--Correspondence about his translation of "Faust"--"Glycine," "Remorse," "Christabel," "Zapolya," and other works--Further correspondence--Leigh Hunt--Asked to contribute to the Quarterly--"Story of Rimini"--Murray's letters to Byron and Hunt--Negotiations between Murray and Leigh Hunt CHAPTER XIII THOMAS CAMPBELL--JOHN CAM HOBHOUSE--J.W. CROKER--JAMES HOGG, ETC.
Poor Hood had also to unite comedy with tragedy,--not for a night, or a day, or a week, but for months and years.
There were the names, in the junior class, of Tom Carew, noted for his amatory songs and his one brilliant masque,--Tom Killigrew, of pleasant humor, and no mean writer of tragedy,--Suckling, the wittiest of courtiers, and the most courtly of wits,--Cartwright, Crashaw, Davenant, and May. But of all these, the contest soon narrowed down to the two latter.
It is a very squalid tragedy,--that of the dying brutes and the scavenger birds.
But--and therein lies the tragedy--"the good, the true, the pure, the just" are not to-day the predominating powers.
But laugh and make laugh as they may, they, too, have the destiny of grief; and unto them, as unto all men, come their passages of tragedy,--the days of evil, the nights of waking, and the need of pity.
OLD FORT, SITE OF A TRAGEDY.--The military barge, Lieut.
He was a very clever specialist from a distant town; but for him the business of death had not yet obscured its tragedy,--though words like "tragedy" were not often on his tongue.
The thing was so full of real tragedy,--true human nature of them all was so strongly affected, that for a time family jealousies and hatred had to give way.
The tragedy of "Sardanapalus," the last three acts of which had been written in a fortnight, was despatched to Murray on May 30, 1821, and was within a few weeks followed by "The Two Foscari: an Historical Tragedy"--which had been composed within a month--and on September 10 by "Cain, a Mystery."
"--Truth Fundamental to Deity.--Relatively Low Standard of Greeks.--Incidental Testimony of Herodotus.--Truthfulness of Achilles.--Plato.--Aristotle.--Theognis.--Pindar.--Tragedy of Philoctetes.--Roman Standard.--Cicero.--Marcus Aurelius.--German Ideal.--Veracity a Primitive Conception.--Lie Abhorrent among Hill Tribes of India.--Khonds.--Sonthals.--Todas.--Bheels.--Sowrahs.-- Tipperahs.--Arabs.--American Indians.--Patagonians.--Hottentots.-- East Africans.--Mandingoes.--Dyaks of Borneo,--"Lying Heaps.