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Revenge by Muse1908 Revenge by Muse1908
I would not, in the wildness of revenge,
Give poison to mine enemy, nor strike
My dagger to his heart, but I would plant
Love—burning—hopeless—and unquenchable—
Within the inmost foldings of his breast,
And bid him die the dark, and ling'ring death,
Of the pale victims, who expire beneath
The pow'r of that deep passion. Earth can show
No bitterness like this !—The shroud of thought
Which gathers round them, gloomy as the grave;—
The wasting, but unpitied pangs, which wear
The frame away, and make the tortur'd mind
Almost a chaos in its agony;—

The writhings of the spirit, doom'd to see
A rival bless'd;-and utter, cold, despair :-
These are its torments !-Are they not enough
To satisfy the most remorseless hate?


- Eliza Acton

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This is not stock, please ask before drawing etc, thanks kindly.
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Dark-Dreaming Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It gives me a chill to the bones - better not be the target of your wrath. Yet it's so beautiful.
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duytter Dec 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I meant close framing... not sure, with my bad english :crazy:
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duytter Dec 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Marvelous portrait, warm colours and close composition...
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:iconhighheelsart:
Wow, that is a beautiful picture
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runebandit89 Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that is intensely awesome.  And red.
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:iconblue-cherub:
Ooooh, I love this!!! :happybounce: 
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TheHarlequinsMask Jun 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
:omg: Stunning image! :faint: My compliments indeed!

To the Favourites with it...
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Rebekah--leigh Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing
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writeris Mar 24, 2013   Photographer
very nice :)
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