A Soul's Comedy

Overview

This early work by Arthur Edward Waite was originally published in 1887 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'A Soul's Comedy' is a play. Arthur Edward Waite was born on the 2nd of October, 1857 in America. After the death of his father, Waite and his mother returned to her native England, where he was raised in North London, attending St. Charles' College from the age of thirteen. Waite left school to become a clerk, but also wrote verse in his spare time. The death of his ...
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Overview

This early work by Arthur Edward Waite was originally published in 1887 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'A Soul's Comedy' is a play. Arthur Edward Waite was born on the 2nd of October, 1857 in America. After the death of his father, Waite and his mother returned to her native England, where he was raised in North London, attending St. Charles' College from the age of thirteen. Waite left school to become a clerk, but also wrote verse in his spare time. The death of his sister, Frederika Waite, in 1874 soon attracted him into psychical research. Waite became a prolific author with many of his works being well received in academic circles. He wrote occult texts on subjects including divination, esotericism, Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry and ceremonial magic, Kabbalism, and alchemy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780217905299
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 8/18/2009
  • Pages: 78
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.16 (d)

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BOOK THE SECOND. Scene I.A Library in a house at Highgate.Mor- Ven, to whom enter the teacher, Stephen Gilp, bowing. Teacher. My name is Gilp, sirStephen Gilp; my card, And this prospectus, will, I hope, explain The reason of my visit and excuse. You have a boy, sir, in his 'teens, I think, Of whose intelligence and brilliant parts Report speaks well; and, having opened here, On sterling principles of old approved, A school, I now solicit with respect Your patronage. Some families of note And wealth already have accorded theirs ; John Johnson too, who is your friend and mine I use by leave his namewill send his son; Now, should you also favour me, confiding, As pupil, to my charge your unschool'd lad, I'll so perform my duty, in regard To him and you, that credit upon both Will be reflected, and on the teacher's toil. Morven. I thank you, sir; be seated. It is true An orphan lad into my charge has come, To whom the loss of parents and of friends I must supply, and act a father's part) Seeking a filial feeling in return To brighten and relieve a childless life. Teacher. Those words are spoken from a parent's heart, And may the kindness which dictated them Return in love unmeasur'd to yourself, And that respect which childhood owes to age, Which all judicious education seeks To cultivate, and which the system follow'd For many years with much success by me Most carefully insists on. Morven. For your good wishes I thank you with sincerity, and not Without a due appreciation feel The kindness of your offer. You have made By thought good profit from experience, And with those qualities yourself endow'd Which most command respect from old and young, Can inculcate the virtues you insureSuccessfully. If, therefore, I decline Your offer, it i...
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