Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

Otho the Great: A Tragedy in Five Acts: Act V SCENE I

  • A part of the Forest.
  • Enter CONRAD and AURANTHE.
  • Auranthe. Go no further; not a step more. Thou art
  • A master-plague in the midst of miseries.
  • Go, — I fear thee! I tremble every limb,
  • Who never shook before. There’s moody death
  • In thy resolved looks! Yes, I could kneel
  • To pray thee far away! Conrad, go! go! —
  • There! yonder underneath the boughs I see
  • Our horses!
  • Conrad. Ay, and a man.
  • Auranthe. Yes, he is there!
  • Go, go, — no blood! no blood! — go, gentle Conrad!
  • Conrad. Farewell!
  • Auranthe. Farewell! For this heaven pardon you! (Exit AURANTHE.)
  • Conrad. If he escape me, may I die a death
  • Of unimagined tortures, or breathe through
  • A long life in the foulest sink of the world!
  • He dies! ’Tis well she do not advertise
  • The caitiff of the cold steel at his back. (Exit CONRAD.)
  • Enter LUDOLPH and Page.
  • Ludolph. Miss’d the way, boy? Say not that on your peril!
  • Page. Indeed, indeed I cannot trace them further.
  • Ludolph. Must I stop here? Here solitary die?
  • Stifled beneath the thick oppressive shade
  • Of these dull boughs, — this oven of dark thickets, —
  • Silent, — without revenge? — pshaw! — bitter end, —
  • A bitter death, — a suffocating death, —
  • A gnawing — silent — deadly-quiet death!
  • Escap’d — fled — vanish’d — melted into air —
  • She’s gone — I cannot catch her! no revenge!
  • A muffled death, ensnared in horrid silence!
  • Suck’d to my grave amid a dreary calm!
  • O, where is that illustrious noise of war,
  • To smother up this sound of labouring breath,
  • This rustle of the trees! (AURANTHE shrieks at a distance.)
  • Page. My lord, a noise!
  • This way — hark!
  • Ludolph. Yes, yes! A hope! A music!
  • A glorious clamour! Now I live again! (Exeunt.)

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Keats, John. “Otho the Great: A Tragedy in Five Acts: Act V SCENE I.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, by G. Kim Blank. Edition 3.3 , University of Victoria, 5 September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_otho_act_v_scene_i.html.

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John Keats, “Otho the Great: A Tragedy in Five Acts: Act V SCENE I,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_otho_act_v_scene_i.html.

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Keats, John. “Otho the Great: A Tragedy in Five Acts: Act V SCENE I.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_otho_act_v_scene_i.html.