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Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...to Raxnkh Beat me thyself, but do not tell of me Bay. I would not harm thee for a greater fault. I''m sorry thou art cold; here is my cloak: Thou hast said well; a dead man needs it not. I know thee now; thou art the wretched negro Who serves the prisoners j I have observ''d thee: I''m sorry for thee; thou art bare enough, And winter is at hand. Ohio. Ha 1 art thou sorry that the negro''s cold? Where wast thou born who art so pitiful? I will not take thy cloak, but I will love thee. They shall not cut thy head off. Bay. Go thy ways; Go skulk within thy hiding-place again. And, when the cell is open''d, save thyself. Ohio. They shan''t cut off thy head. Bay. Now, pray thee go. Ohio. I''ll kiss thy feet; Til spend my blood for thee. Bay. I do beseech thee go! there''s some one coming: I hear them at the door. Pushes him hastily off. Enter Haudibraud, advancing slowly to Rayser, his eyes cast upon the ground. Bay. Good morrow, general: where''s thy friendly hand? Why dost thou turn thine eyes aside, and fear To look me in the face? Is there upon it Aught that betrays the workings of the mind Too strongly mark''d? I will confess to thee I''ve struggled hard, I''ve felt the fears of nature; But yet I have the spirit of a man That will uphold me: therefore, my brave friend, Do me the grace to look upon me boldly; I''ll not disgrace thee. Har. No, my valiant boy! I know thou''lt not disgrace me, nor will I Put shame on thee by wearing on this mora A weeping face: I will be valiant too. We will not, Rayner, though thou''rt thus--Oh! oh! I--Bursting into tears. Bay. My generous friend, my second father, why Wilt thou oppress me thus? Har. Bear with me, bear with me j I meant to brave it. And I will brave it. But to thee, my son, In thy distress, encompass''d as...