Jeremiah; a drama in nine scenes

9781236383754: Jeremiah; a drama in nine scenes
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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. 1922 Excerpt: one carrying a heavy burden. The rest follow in disorder. Last of all walks Pashur, deep in thought. Ahab and Jochebed are left, looking at one another uneasily. Ahab takes a linen sheet and spreads it reverently over the body VOICES IN THE NIGHT SCENE SIX Evening cometh and the shadows lengthen. JereMiah, VI, 4. SCENE SIX King Zedekiah's bed-chamber, large and stately. It is dimly lighted, so that details are scarcely visible. What light there is comes from a lamp hanging in a golden bowl, and from the soft moonbeams which stream in through the casement. This is widely open and commands a view of the town. In the foreground stands a large table surrounded by broad seats. The curtained bed occupies the center of the background. Zedekiah is standing motionless at the window, looking down on the moonlit city. Joab, a young spearman, enters, and stands respectfully waiting for the king to notice him. Zedekiah pays no heed, but continues to gaze out of the window. The Lad After a pause ventures to speak My Lord King! zedekiah turns with a start It is midnight, O King. This is the hour at which thou orderedst me to summon the council. Zedekiah Are they all here? The Lad All, at thy command. Zedekiah Have they come unseen by the people and by the palace servants? The Lad Unseen, Lord King. By secret ways I led them hither. Zedekiah Where is the spy? Hast thou kept him apart? The Lad He tarries with the doorkeepers, Zedekiah Let him tarry. Summon the council. the Lad bows, and disappears through the doorway Zedekiah Strides to and fro, and then returns to the window. He soliloquizes Never have I seen the stars shine so brightly. They stand confusedly in rows, like letters on the dark background of heaven, a writing which no man can read. In Babylon, they say,...

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