Paul Scarron Comical Romance

ISBN 13: 9780405089275

Comical Romance

 
9780405089275: Comical Romance

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. Ragotin's Despair And Death, With The End Of The Comical Romance. RANCOUR now perceiving that he as well as Ragotin had no more hopes left of his succeeding in his love to Star, got up betimes, and went to the little man, whom he found likewise risen and writing at the table. Upon his inquiry what he was doing, he told him he was writing his own epitaph. "How!" quoth Rancour, "do people use to make their epitaphs before they are dead? But what surprises me yet more," continued he, "is that you make it yourself." "Yes, I have made it myself," answered Ragotin, "and will show it you." He thereupon opened a paper which was folded, and read these verses--RAGOTIN'S EPITAPH. "Here the unlucky Ragotin lies, Who lived a slave to fair Star's eyes, Yet Destiny him of her deprived; Which made him take a journey straight To the other world, compelled by fate, For needs must where the devil drived. For her a stroller he became, And here with life concludes the same." "This is fine indeed," quoth Rancour; "but you will never have the satisfaction to read it on your own tomb; for it is the common opinion that dead people neither see nor understand anything they do that survive them." "Ah!" answered Ragotin, "you have partly been the cause of my misfortunes, for you always gave me hopes I should succeed, and yet I am very well assured you all along knew the contrary." Then Rancour protested to him that he knew nothing certainly of it, but confessed he had all along suspected it as he had told him before, when he advised him to stifle his passion, she being the proudest woman in the world. ' But methinks," added he, "her profession of a stroller, which you know is none of the most honourable, might have somewhat abated her self-conceit; yet it has always so ...

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Paul Scarron; Translator-Tom Brown
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