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The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - After Scene - The Overworld The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - After Scene - The Overworld

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - After Scene - The Overworld
(Enter the Spirit and Chorus of the Years, the Spirit and Chorus of the Pities, the Shade of the Earth, the Spirits Sinister and Ironic with their Choruses, Rumours, Spirit-messengers and Recording Angels. Europe has now sunk netherward to its far-off position as in the Fore Scene, and it is beheld again as a prone and emaciated figure of which the Alps form the vertebrae, and the branching mountain-chains the ribs, the Spanish Peninsula shaping the head of the ecorche. The lowlands look like a grey-green garment half-thrown off, and the sea around like a disturbed bed on which the figure... Plays - Post by : Dwayne_Garrett - Date : May 2012 - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 2912

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 9. The Wood Of Bossu The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 9. The Wood Of Bossu

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 9. The Wood Of Bossu
PART THIRD. ACT SEVENTH. SCENE IX. (It is midnight. NAPOLEON enters a glade of the wood, a solitary figure on a faded horse. The shadows of the boughs travel over his listless form as he moves along. The horse chooses its own path, comes to a standstill, and feeds. The tramp of BERTRAND, SOULT, DROUOT, and LOBAU'S horses, gone forward in hope to find a way of retreat, is heard receding over the hill.)NAPOLEON (to himself, languidly)Here should have been some troops of Gerard's corps,Left to protect the passage of the convoys,Yet they, too, fail. . . . I have nothing... Plays - Post by : Sydney4045 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 1405

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 8. The Same. Later The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 8. The Same. Later

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 8. The Same. Later
PART THIRD. ACT SEVENTH. SCENE VIII.(NEY'S long attacks on the centre with cavalry having failed, those left of the squadrons and their infantry-supports fall back pell-mell in broken groups across the depression between the armies. Meanwhile BULOW, having engaged LOBAU'S Sixth Corps, carries Plancenoit. The artillery-fire between the French and the English continues. An officer of the Third Foot-guards comes up to WELLINGTON and those of his suite that survive.)OFFICEROur Colonel Canning--coming I know not whence--WELLINGTONI lately sent him with important wordsTo the remoter lines.OFFICER As he returnedA grape-shot struck him in the breast; he fell,At once a dead man. General... Plays - Post by : rush2pro - Date : May 2012 - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 3108

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 7. The Same. The English Position The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 7. The Same. The English Position

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 7. The Same. The English Position
PART THIRD. ACT SEVENTH. SCENE VII. (The din of battle continues. WELLINGTON, UXBRIDGE, HILL, DE LANCEY, GORDON, and others discovered near the middle of the line.)SPIRIT OF RUMOUR It is a moment when the steadiest pulse Thuds pit-a-pat. The crisis shapes and nears For Wellington as for his counter-chief.SPIRIT OF THE PITIES The hour is shaking him, unshakeable As he may seem!SPIRIT OF THE YEARS Know'st not at this stale time That shaken and unshaken are alike But demonstrations from the Back of Things? Must I again reveal It as It hauls The halyards of the world? (A transparency as... Plays - Post by : Nightowl - Date : May 2012 - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 2146

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 6. The Same. The French Position The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 6. The Same. The French Position

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 6. The Same. The French Position
PART THIRD. ACT SEVENTH. SCENE VI.(NEY'S charge of cavalry against the opposite upland has been three times renewed without success. He collects the scattered squadrons to renew it a fourth time. The glittering host again ascends the confronting slopes over the bodies of those previously left there, and amid horses wandering about without riders, or crying as they lie with entrails trailing or limbs broken.)NAPOLEON (starting up)A horrible dream has gripped me--horrible!I saw before me Lannes--just as he lookedThat day at Aspern: mutilated, bleeding!"What--blood again?" he said to me. "Still blood?" (He further arouses himself, takes snuff vehemently, and looks through... Plays - Post by : netservices - Date : May 2012 - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 2756

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 5. The Same. The Women's Camp Near Mont Saint-Jean The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 5. The Same. The Women's Camp Near Mont Saint-Jean

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 5. The Same. The Women's Camp Near Mont Saint-Jean
PART THIRD. ACT SEVENTH. SCENE V.(On the sheltered side of a clump of trees at the back of the English position camp-fires are smouldering. Soldiers' wives, mistresses, and children from a few months to five or six years of age, sit on the ground round the fires or on armfuls of straw from the adjoining farm. Wounded soldiers lie near the women. The wind occasionally brings the smoke and smell of battle into the encampment, the noise being continuous. Two waggons stand near; also a surgeon's horse in charge of a batman, laden with bone-saws, knives, probes, tweezers, and other surgical... Plays - Post by : gavins - Date : May 2012 - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 2531

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 4. The Field Of Waterloo. The English Position The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 4. The Field Of Waterloo. The English Position

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 4. The Field Of Waterloo. The English Position
PART THIRD. ACT SEVENTH. SCENE IV.(WELLINGTON, on Copenhagen, is again under the elm-tree behind La Haye Sainte. Both horse and rider are covered with mud-splashes, but the weather having grown finer the DUKE has taken off his cloak. UXBRIDGE, FITZROY SOMERSET, CLINTON, ALTEN, COLVILLE, DE LANCEY, HERVEY, GORDON, and other of his staff officers and aides are near him; there being also present GENERALS MUFFLING, HUGEL, and ALAVA; also TYLER, PICTON'S aide. The roar of battle continues.)WELLINGTONI am grieved at losing Picton; more than grieved.He was as grim a devil as ever lived,And roughish-mouthed withal. But never a manMore stout in... Plays - Post by : Bigdogs - Date : May 2012 - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 2480

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 3. Saint Lambert's Chapel Hill The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 3. Saint Lambert's Chapel Hill

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 3. Saint Lambert's Chapel Hill
PART THIRD. ACT SEVENTH. SCENE III.(A hill half-way between Wavre and the fields of Waterloo, five miles to the north-east of the scene preceding. The hill is wooded, with some open land around. To the left of the scene, towards Waterloo, is a valley.)DUMB SHOWMarching columns in Prussian uniforms, coming from the direction of Wavre, debouch upon the hill from the road through the wood.They are the advance-guard and two brigades of Bulow's corps, that have been joined there by BLUCHER. The latter has just risen from the bed to which he has been confined since the battle of Ligny, two... Plays - Post by : myonlineincome - Date : May 2012 - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 2091

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 2. The Same. The French Position The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 2. The Same. The French Position

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 2. The Same. The French Position
PART THIRD. ACT SEVENTH. SCENE II. (On a hillock near the farm of Rossomme a small table from the farmhouse has been placed; maps are spread thereon, and a chair is beside it. NAPOLEON, SOULT, and other marshals are standing round, their horses waiting at the base of the slope. NAPOLEON looks through his glass at Hougomont. His elevated face makes itself distinct in the morning light as a gloomy resentful countenance, blue-black where shaven, and stained with snuff, with powderings of the same on the breast of his uniform. His stumpy figure, being just now thrown back, accentuates his stoutness.)NAPOLEONLet... Plays - Post by : profitoasis - Date : May 2012 - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 2019

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 1. The Field Of Waterloo The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 1. The Field Of Waterloo

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 7 - Scene 1. The Field Of Waterloo
PART THIRD. ACT SEVENTH. SCENE I. (An aerial view of the battlefield at the time of sunrise is disclosed.The sky is still overcast, and rain still falls. A green expanse, almost unbroken, of rye, wheat, and clover, in oblong and irregular patches undivided by fences, covers the undulating ground, which sinks into a shallow valley between the French and English positions. The road from Brussels to Charleroi runs like a spit through both positions, passing at the back of the English into the leafy forest of Soignes.The latter are turning out from their bivouacs. They move stiffly from their wet rest,... Plays - Post by : ftiggerandpooh - Date : May 2012 - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 1726

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 8. The Road To Waterloo The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 8. The Road To Waterloo

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 8. The Road To Waterloo
PART THIRD. ACT SIXTH. SCENE VIII.(The view is now from Quatre-Bras backward along the road by which the English arrived. Diminishing in a straight line from the foreground to the centre of the distance it passes over Mont Saint-Jean and through Waterloo to Brussels.It is now tinged by a moving mass of English and Allied infantry, in retreat to a new position at Mont Saint-Jean. The sun shines brilliantly upon the foreground as yet, but towards Waterloo and the Forest of Soignes on the north horizon it is overcast with black clouds which are steadily advancing up the sky.To mask the... Plays - Post by : dogears - Date : May 2012 - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 2238

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 7. Brussels. The Place Royale The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 7. Brussels. The Place Royale

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 7. Brussels. The Place Royale
PART THIRD. ACT SIXTH. SCENE VII.(The same night, dark and sultry. A crowd of citizens throng the broad Place. They gaze continually down the Rue de Namur, along which arrive minute by minute carts and waggons laden with wounded men. Other wounded limp into the city on foot. At much greater speed enter fugitive soldiers from the miscellaneous contingents of WELLINGTON'S army at Quatre-Bras, who gesticulate and explain to the crowd that all is lost and that the French will soon be in Brussels.Baggage-carts and carriages, with and without horses, stand before an hotel, surrounded by a medley of English and... Plays - Post by : networking - Date : May 2012 - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 3193

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 6. The Field At Quatre-Bras The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 6. The Field At Quatre-Bras

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 6. The Field At Quatre-Bras
PART THIRD. ACT SIXTH. SCENE VI. (The same day. The view is southward, and the straight gaunt highway from Brussels (behind the spectator) to Charleroi over the hills in front, bisects the picture from foreground to distance. Near at hand it is elevated and open, there crosses it obliquely, at a point called Les Quatre-Bras, another road which comes from Nivelle, five miles to the gazer's right rear, and goes to Namur, twenty miles ahead to the left. At a distance of five or six miles in this latter direction it passes near the previous scene, Ligny, whence the booming... Plays - Post by : new_warrior - Date : May 2012 - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 1657

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 5. The Field Of Ligny The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 5. The Field Of Ligny

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 5. The Field Of Ligny
PART THIRD. ACT SIXTH. SCENE V. (The same day later. A prospect of the battlefield of Ligny southward from the roof of the windmill of Bussy, which stands at the centre and highest point of the Prussian position, about six miles south-east of Quatre-Bras.The ground slopes downward along the whole front of the scene to a valley through which wanders the Ligne, a muddy stream bordered by sallows. On both sides of the stream, in the middle plane of the picture, stands the village of Ligny, composed of thatched cottages, gardens, and farm-houses with stone walls; the main features, such as... Plays - Post by : sanders - Date : May 2012 - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 3324

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 4. A Chamber Overlooking A Main Street In Brussels The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 4. A Chamber Overlooking A Main Street In Brussels

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 4. A Chamber Overlooking A Main Street In Brussels
PART THIRD. ACT SIXTH. SCENE IV. (A June sunrise; the beams struggling through the window-curtains. A canopied bed in a recess on the left. The quick notes of "Brighton Camp, or the "Girl I've left behind me," strike sharply into the room from fifes and drums without. A young lady in a dressing-gown, who has evidently been awaiting the sound, springs from the bed like a hare from its form, undraws window-curtains and opens the window.Columns of British soldiery are marching past from the Parc southward out of the city by the Namur Gate. The windows of other houses in the... Plays - Post by : jsgodfrey - Date : May 2012 - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 1908

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 3. Charleroi. Napoleon's Quarters The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 3. Charleroi. Napoleon's Quarters

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 3. Charleroi. Napoleon's Quarters
PART THIRD. ACT SIXTH. SCENE III. (The same midnight. NAPOLEON is lying on a bed in his clothes. In consultation with SOULT, his Chief of Staff, who is sitting near, he dictates to his Secretary orders for the morrow. They are addressed to KELLERMANN, DROUOT, LOBAU, GERARD, and other of his marshals. SOULT goes out to dispatch them. The Secretary resumes the reading of reports. Presently MARSHAL NEY is announced He is heard stumbling up the stairs, and enters.)NAPOLEONAh, Ney; why come you back? Have you securedThe all-important Crossways?--safely sconcedYourself at Quatre-Bras?NEY Not, sire, as yet.For, marching forwards, I heard gunnery... Plays - Post by : FrannieC - Date : May 2012 - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 1033

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 2. A Ballroom In Brussels The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 2. A Ballroom In Brussels

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 2. A Ballroom In Brussels
PART THIRD. ACT SIXTH. SCENE II. A BALLROOM IN BRUSSELS(22)(It is a June midnight at the DUKE AND DUCHESS OF RICHMOND'S. A band of stringed instruments shows in the background. The room is crowded with a brilliant assemblage of more than two hundred of the distinguished people sojourning in the city on account of the war and other reasons, and of local personages of State and fashion. The ball has opened with "The White Cockade."Among those discovered present either dancing or looking on are the DUKE and DUCHESS as host and hostess, their son and eldest daughter, the Duchess's brother, the... Plays - Post by : muling427 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 2121

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 1. The Belgian Frontier The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 1. The Belgian Frontier

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 6 - Scene 1. The Belgian Frontier
PART THIRD. ACT SIXTH. SCENE I. (The village of Beaumont stands in the centre foreground of a birds'-eye prospect across the Belgian frontier from the French side, being close to the Sambre further back in the scene, which pursues a crinkled course between high banks from Maubeuge on the left to Charleroi on the right.In the shadows that muffle all objects, innumerable bodies of infantry and cavalry are discerned bivouacking in and around the village. This mass of men forms the central column of NAPOLEONS'S army.The right column is seen at a distance on that hand, also near the frontier, on... Plays - Post by : mnesbitt - Date : May 2012 - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 1453

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 5 - Scene 6. Wessex. Durnover Green, Casterbridge The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 5 - Scene 6. Wessex. Durnover Green, Casterbridge

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 5 - Scene 6. Wessex. Durnover Green, Casterbridge
PART THIRD. ACT FIFTH. SCENE VI. (On a patch of green grass on Durnover Hill, in the purlieus of Casterbridge, a rough gallows has been erected, and an effigy of Napoleon hung upon it. Under the effigy are faggots of brushwood.It is the dusk of a spring evening, and a great crowd has gathered, comprising male and female inhabitants of the Durnover suburb and villagers from distances of many miles. Also are present some of the county yeomanry in white leather breeches and scarlet, volunteers in scarlet with green facings, and the REVEREND MR. PALMER, vicar of the parish, leaning against... Plays - Post by : martyr - Date : May 2012 - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 3084

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 5 - Scene 5. London. The Old House Of Commons The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 5 - Scene 5. London. The Old House Of Commons

The Dynasts: An Epic Drama Of The War With Napoleon - Part 3 - Act 5 - Scene 5. London. The Old House Of Commons
PART THIRD. ACT FIFTH. SCENE V.(The interior of the Chamber appears as in Scene III., Act I., Part I., except that the windows are not open and the trees without are not yet green.Among the Members discovered in their places are, of ministers and their supporters, LORD CASTLEREAGH the Foreign Secretary, VANSITTART Chancellor of the Exchequer, BATHURST, PALMERSTON the War Secretary, ROSE, PONSONBY, ARBUTHNOT, LUSHINGTON, GARROW the Attorney General, SHEPHERD, LONG, PLUNKETT, BANKES; and among those of the Opposition SIR FRANCIS BURDETT, WHITBREAD, TIERNEY, ABERCROMBY, DUNDAS, BRAND, DUNCANNON, LAMBTON, HEATHCOTE, SIR SAMUEL ROMILLY, G. WALPOLE, RIDLEY, OSBORNE, and HORNER. Much interest... Plays - Post by : jallen001 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 1815