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The Masque Of The Two Strangers

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The Masque Of The Two Strangers

by Lady Alix Egerton

Genre: Myth
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Format of Original Source: Play
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Candidate for Adaptation? Not Reviewed

EXCERPT:

LOVE.

Dost thou not know me, Douce-coeur?

DOUCE-COEUR [slowly].

Thou art Love!

LOVE.

And dost thou know the meaning of my name?

Tell me thou art not fearful any more.

DOUCE-COEUR.

The darkness that was bound about mine eyes

Is falling from me. In the growing light

The answer to Life’s riddle is made clear.

I seem to stand upon a height, caught up

In ecstasy of rapture near the sun.

The day is dawning; far before my eyes

I see the earth spread out there like a map.

Shadow and sunshine traveling on the road

O’ertake each other, mingle–and are one.

FAME.

O Love, all hail! What is my crown to thine?

Thy music is the song of all the stars

Which rings through every heart attune to thine.

RICHES.

O Love, all hail! What is my wealth to thine?

Thy treasures are the moons of happiness,

Thy boundless gold the sunshine of the world.

POWER.

O Love, all hail! Thine is the greater rule,

The force predominating. Thou alone

Art the unvanquished King who conquers all.


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