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THE

CASTLE OF ANDALUSIA.

ACT THE FIRST.

SCENE I.

A Cavern with wiiiding Stairs, and Recesses cut in the Rock ; a large Lamp hanging in the Centre; a Table, Wine, Fruits, ¢§~c. in dis0rder.—./It the Head Don ' Carma; on each Side SPADO, SANGUINO, RA~ \ PINO, and others of the Bamlitti.

AIR 1. AND CHORUS

Don Caesar. Here -we sons of freedom dwell, ~

In our friendly, rock-hewn cell;

Pleasure's dictates we obey,

Nature points us out the way,

Ever social, great, and free,

V alour guards our liberty.

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Don Cae8GT- Come, cavaliers, our carbines are loaded, our hearts are light; charge your glasses; Bacchus gives the word, and a volley makes us im-‘ mortal as the rosy god.— Fire! _ _

Spado. Ay, captain, this -is noble firing.--Oh, I love a volley of grape shot.--Are we to have any skylight in our cave? [Looking at SAnouiNo's Glasa.

Don Caesar. Oh, no! a brimmer round.—Come, a. good booty to us to-night. ° [All drink.

Spado. Booty! Oh, I love to rob a fat priest.— Stand, says ', and then I knock him down._ ,

Sang. My nose bleeds. [Looks at his Handkerchief] I wonder what colour is a cowards blood? ,

Spddo. Don’t you see it's red ?

Sang. Ha! call me coward, [Rises in fury/.] sirrah? Captain! cavaliers!—But this scar on my forehead contradicts the miscreant.

Spado. Scar on your forehead !—Ay, you will look behind you, when you run away.

Sang. I'll stab the villain—[Draws Stilletlo.]—-I will, by Heaven.

Don Caesar. Poh, Sanguino! you know when a jest offers, Spado regards neither time, place, nor person.

All. [Inierposingn] Don’t hurt little Spado

Spado. [Hiding behind.] No, don't hurt little Spado.

Sang. Run away! Armies have confessed my valour: the time has been—but no matter. [Sits.

Don Caesar. Come, away with reflection on the past, or care for the future; the present is the golden moment of possession.--Let us enjoy it.‘

All. Ay, ay, let us enjoy it.

Don Cmsar. You know, cavaliers, when I entered into this noble fraternity, I boasted only of Bi little courage sharpened by necessity, the'result of my youthfulrfrillies, a father's severity, and the malice of a goodnatured dame.

Spado. Captain, here's a speedy walk-off to old women.

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me your captain, two conditions I stipulated ;—Though at war with the world abroad, unity and social mirth should preside over our little commonwealth at home.

Spado. Yes, but Sanguino's for no head—-he'll have ours a commonwealth of lists and elbows.

Don Cesar. The other, unless to preserve your own lives, never commit a murder.

Spatlo. I murdered since that-—a bishop's coachhorse.

All. Ha! ha! ha!
Don Caesar. Hand me that red wine.

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