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The Blood of Rachel A Dramatization of Esther, and other poems   By: (1864-1953)

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[Illustration: " I will not come At his command. I have a royal heart And will not thus disgrace the Persian throne. "]

The Blood of Rachel

=A Dramatization of Esther=

AND OTHER POEMS

BY COTTON NOE Author of "The Loom of Life"

[Illustration]

JOHN P. MORTON & COMPANY INCORPORATED LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY 1916

COPYRIGHT 1916 BY COTTON NOE

All producing rights reserved, including photo play. Permission to produce must be obtained from the author.

To HONORABLE MOSES KAUFMAN

From whom I differ on some political and religious questions, but whose warm friendship and keen literary appreciation have been a source of much inspiration to me, particularly in the writing of this drama.

CONTENTS.

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The Blood of Rachel 1

The Old Dog Irons 79

The Age Electric 82

Grandmother Days 86

Just to Dream 88

Amnemon 90

A Romance of the Cumberland 102

Morning Glories 111

Christmastide 112

Kinship 113

Precocity 114

The Secret 115

A Rhymeless Sonnet 116

Ambition 117

Opportunity 118

Holiday Thoughts 119

The Old Year and the New 120

Fellow Travelers 121

James Whitcomb Riley 122

Cale Young Rice 123

Pilate's Monologue 124

The Virile Spirit 128

Bluebird 131

An Autumn Minor 132

Slabs and Obelisk 133

On Broadway 134

An Ember Etching 137

A Tragedy in Birdland 140

PERSONS OF THE DRAMA

AHASUERUS King of Persia

VASHTI Queen of Persia

ESTHER Second Queen of Persia

HAMAN Premier

MORDECAI A Jew, afterwards Premier

ZERESH Wife of Haman

MEHEUMAN A Chamberlain

ABAGTHA Another Chamberlain

AHAFID Court Poet

SMERDIS Court Fool

SAADI Young Court Poet

PARSHANDATHA Lady in Waiting to Zeresh

ZETHAR Lady in Waiting to Vashti

Chamberlains , Ladies and Gentlemen of the Court , Heralds , Royal Dancers , Nubian Slaves , Waiters , and others ... Continue reading book >>




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