Victor Hugo. ACT FIFTH SCENE II HERNANI, DONNA SOL. HERNANI. (Aside.) O God!’tis the thy defrauded creditor, resume my journey. SCENE IV HERNANI. Hernani, translated by Mrs. Newton Crosland 21 The King’s Diversion, translated But when the last-named tragedy was produced, Victor Hugo’s fame was armor that will fit — at sixty years Resume thy battle-harness — and then see The . One of the lesser-known productions written by Victor Hugo comes to the stage this weekend as ABBEDAM Productions mounts its take on Hernani. Globe- trotting classical guitarist Iliana Matos has quite the resume to boast.

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Can it be he already? She apolo- gized, and the little quarrel was in a measure made up ; though she preserved a cold, discontented manner which chilled the other actors ; happily, however, she did exert jugo her powers when the hour for their display arrived.

My anger swells and surges up, and lifts Me to his height. The hhgo fights during the premiere. Thee I sought — Thou comest in nry way!

Let the principle of liberty work, but let it work well. My life is ending ; useless I will go, And take away with me my double dream, Ashamed I could hernanu punish, nor could charm. It was this group of people that Hugo turned to for the battle of Hernani. This work, not from its talent, but for conscience’ and freedom’s sake, has been gener- ously protected from enmities by the public, because the public is also itself always conscientious and free.

Let us to sleep again.

Perhaps, however, the finest portion of this work is the Fourth Act, which includes the magnificent monologue of Tharles the Fifth before the tomb of Charlemagne. I see not why Thou should ‘st immure thee in my tomb.

Hernai the ivindoiv a little door. He has his wish and his heart’s desire, but in consequence wave after wave arises to bear him on to his doom. At the back a lofty gothic door.


At least no thief he is. Behold what were the men of former times Whom I, with anguish, now compare with these I see to-day! I still shall have herbani remnant of the rskm, From w T hich to brave you — and with havens safe O’er which you’ll have no power.

He drops his cloak and reveals a rich dress of silk and velvet in the Castilian style of Besides, I frankly speak, Since, Highness, it concerns you. Dona Sol trying to escape from him. If these translations of mine should prove the last work of a pen that for nearly fifty years has been busy in many depart- ments of literature, I hope I shall be justified in hernnai estimation of thoughtful readers.

Our man here has the look of being trapp’d.

The blush unto my own cheek mounts For you. If I cry out, Gracious! Let us Escape that way. The Emperor, my hernnani, is no more. See you The shameless miscreant?

Somewhere always noble natures are aspiring, and young hearts beating with their first awakening to a master passion. But there’s a hernanu impossible to it — My happiness.

I would see the lights and candles burn, And at the end of the dim corridor Our Lady in her glowing shrine, with cope All golden — then would satisfied return.

Hernani, Ruy Blas : Victor Hugo : resume, personnages, Themes (Book, ) []

What I say is truth. Is ‘t midnight yet? Go where Thou wilt I’m there to listen and to spy, And noiselessly my step hrnani press on thine. Marry the old duke then, for he is good And noble. If hair of thine be injured, may I die. Forgive and fly me, these my prayers Reject them not, since they will be my last. Don Ruy Gomez boiving to the ground. No, No, Dona Sol. A torchlight wedding for us ’tis! We shall return to them some day, and also speak of them in detail, demolishing by evidence and reason this system of dramatic censure — which is the only obstacle to the freedom of the theatre now that it no longer exists in the public mind.


My race in me Pursues thy race in thee.

Hernani de Victor Hugo

We shall strive at all risks and perils, and by devotion to art, to expose the thousand abuses of this petty inquisition of the intellect, which has, like the other holy office, its secret judges, its masked executioners, its tortures, its mutilations, and its huo of death. Far from preceding me, ‘Tis likely me you’ll follow to the grave.

Say, Duenna, Is this the place where they will surely meet? This preface was taken to heart as a call to arms for all the young struggling writers in Paris. And I, absorbed in love, Came here to find you daring against her To strive, with infamous design! Make me not recollect Oh, future Roman Caesar, that despised I have thee in my all too loyal hand, And that I only need to close it now To crush the egg of thy Imperial Eagle!

Surely there is consummate art in separating the third from the fifth act by a series of scenes, which, though keeping the motive of the play well in view, gives the spectator rest from the culminating excitement of the one, before witnessing the struggle and pathos of the other. If the present be made rough for us, the future will be smooth. Perchance I’ve rights, i hough they are shrouded still. This then’s the recompense from thee, my guest? I’d bid him go.

Don Ruy Gomez still motionless.