| John Ford
" PERKIN WARBECK "
Act V, Scene 3.
[Warbeck's speech to Katherine]WARBECK Spite of tyranny, 120
We reign in our affections, blessed woman!
Read in my destiny the wreck of honour;°
Point out, in my contempt of death, to memory
Some miserable happiness; since herein
Even when I fell, I stood enthroned a monarch 125
Of one chaste wife's troth, pure and uncorrupted.
Fair angel of perfection, immortality
Shall raise thy name up to an adoration;
Court every rich opinion of true merit;
And saint it in the calendar of virtue, 130
When I am turned into the selfsame dust
Of which I was first formed.
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