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But hath broken his word-no doubt, through cowardice.

Empress. What is his name?
Cath. Sir Rupert.

Sir Rup. (Stepping forward. He speaks false!
I am here to my appointment.

Cath. Are you so ?
Are you not maimed in the arm }

Sir Rup. No!
Cath. Nor in the leg, that you

can't sit

your

horse ? Sir Rup. No!

Cath. That is still more wonderful! Nor yet In your spirit ?

Sir Rup. No!

Cath. Most wonderful of all!
You do not mean to say you have the heart
To fight with me?

Sir Rup. That you shall see anon.
Cath. Anon, sir ? now! but where are your good

friends?
Sir Rup. Here!

[Sir Otto and Sir Conrad come forward. Cath. Gentlemen, I am sorry for the fall You got in tilting for the Countess; but 'Tis nothing to the one which he shall rue, As you shall see. Down on your knees, and beg Your life!

Sir Rup. And beg my life!

Cath. Now what's the use ?
Down on your kuees at once!
Valour won't come for stamping, sir! entreat
Your friends to hold you, that's a better way
To
pass

for a brave man. Sir Rup. I'll smite thee.

Cath. Do! If you dare !

[Throwing off cloak.
Ha! Have I brought thee to thy knee at last, sir?
Said I not I would bring thee to thy knees ?
Beware I say not I will keep you there.

Sir Rup. What! Catherine ?
Coun. Yes, Catherine, Sir Rupert.
Sir Rup. Oh, happiness!
Coun. Which thou hast well deserved.

Sir Rup. Thou still wast gracious to me.

Coun. For thy truth,
Attested by thy jealous poverty.
I saw thy honest love for Catherine,
In secret cherished, as thou though’stas one
Conceals a costly treasure he has found,
And rightfully may keep, but being poor,
Doth fear to own.
Thy Catherine, before thou fear'dst to claim,
Is rendered back to thee, confessed thine own.
And with her, tendered thanks, for sacrifice
In self-denying love and trust to me.

Cath. Oh, more than paid in profitting her friend,

Coun. Yet to be paid ! Huon, canst thou forgive The scornful for the devoted wife Had cleaved to thee, though ne'er she owned thee lord ?

Huon. I nothing see, except thy wondrous love.

Coun. Madam, our happiness doth lift to thee Its eyes in penitence and gratitude ! Thou, chief in station, first to give desert, Despite its lowliness, its lofty due ! Oh, thou hast taught a lesson to all greatness, Whether of rank or wealth, that 'tis the roof Stately and broad, was never meant to house Equality alone-whose porch is ne'er So proud, as when it welcomes in desert, That comes in its own fair simplicity (Flourish.

THE END

MODERN STANDARD DRAMA.

EDITED BY EPES SARGENT,

AUTHOR OF “VELASCO, A TRAGEDY," &c.

DON CÆSAR DE

DE BAZAN.

A Drama

IN THREE ACTS.

AS PRODUCED AT THE PRINCESS'S THEATRE, LONDON,

AT THE PARK THEATRE, NEW YORK.

WITH THE STAGE BUSINESS, CAST OF CHARACTERS, CON

TUMES, RELATIVE POSITIONS, &c.

DOUGLAS, No. 11 SPRUCE ST

1847.

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