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Fabien dei Franchi (Author: Oscar Wilde)


  1. 1] The silent room, the heavy creeping shade,
    2] The dead that travel fast, the opening door,
    3] The murdered brother rising through the floor,
    4] The ghost's white fingers on thy shoulders laid,
    5] And then the lonely duel in the glade,
    6] The broken swords, the stifled scream, the gore,
    7] Thy grand revengeful eyes when all is o'er,—
    8] These things are well enough,—but thou wert made

    9] For more august creation! frenzied Lear
    10] Should at thy bidding wander on the heath
    11] With the shrill fool to mock him, Romeo
    12] For thee should lure his love, and desperate fear
    13] Pluck Richard's recreant dagger from its sheath—
    14] Thou trumpet set for Shakespeare's lips to blow!