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Selections from the Poems and Plays of Robert Browning By Robert Browning Characters: 469

Updated: 2017-12-01 00:04


Then was called a council straight.

Brief and bitter the debate:

"Here's the English at our heels; would you have them take in tow

All that's left us of the fleet, linked together stern and bow,

For a prize to Plymouth Sou

nd?30

Better run the ships aground!"

(Ended Damfreville his speech).

"Not a minute more to wait!

Let the Captains all and each

Shove ashore, then blow up, burn the vessels on the beach!35

France must undergo her fate.

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