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Bumery, 1847. Pescara..
Mr. M'Kinney Mr Booth, Son.
Booth, Jr. Hamet..
“ Byrnes. Moor
Miss Julia Dere. Moors, Spaniards, Guards, Monks.
PESCARA.-Light brown tight pantaloons, trimmed with gold down the sides, jack
et of marone and gold, same style as Jago's, trimined with bright scarlet satin
round Spanish hat, white and scarlet plumes, sword, gauntlets, and russet boots. HEMEYA.-Handsome Turkish fly of scarlet and gold, amber shirt of merino,
reaching below the knee, white merino Turkish trowsers, rasset boots, scimitar,
scarlet iurban, &c. MALEC, HALY. ABDALLAH.-Turkish flys of different colours, moderately
trimmed with silver and gold, breastplates underneath, plain white shirts, Turk
ish pantaloons, russet boots, white turbans, scimiters, &c. ALVAREZ.-Black velvet jacket and trunks, puffed with yellow satin and gold,
scarlet silk tights, russet shoes, red rosettes, gauntlets, Spanish hat, white plumos,
lace collar, sword, &c. GOMEZ.-Scarlet trunks and jacket, white puffs, lightly trimmed with gold, amber
tights, russet boots, sword, hat, and gauntlets, MOORS.-Similar to Malec's, &c., but perfectly plain. INQUISITORS.—Long black gowns, Inquisitorial caps, black robes over the gowns. SOLDIERS.-Steel breastplates, helmets, legs, and arms, russet boots, brown tights. FLORINDA.-Scarlet velvet train, handsomely trimmed with gold, white satin pet
ticoat, handsomely trimmed lace veil of Spanish shape, suspended from back of head,
EXITS AND ENTRANCES. R. means Right; L. Left; R. D. Right Door; L. D. Left Door; 8. E. Second Entrance ; U, E. Upper Entrance; M. D. Middle Door.
RELATIVE POSITIONS. R., means Right; L., Left; C., Centre; R. C., Right of Centre; L. C., Left of Centre.
THE APOSTATE. .
Scene I.-A Moorish Apartment in Grenada.
Exter HALY, HEMEYA, and HAMET, L. Hem. It is in vain-you talk to me in vain. Ham. Have you forget that you are last of all The race of famous kings who ruled Grenada Before the Spaniard conquered ? In their slavery, The Moors still hold you for their righteous prince; And, in return for kingly reverence, You owe them
Ham. This Spanish woman
Hem, Oh ! blame me not, it is my cruel fate! I feel this passion, like necessity,
o'ermastered soul. What can you say? Is there a power in eloquence or reason To cure the heart's deep malady?-ha! tell me. , Have
you e'er seen her face? have you beheld That rare assemblage of all nature's beauties? Ha! have you ever seen her? where is the remedy For passion like to mine?
Hal. You should have found it,
Hem. And must love on forever.
Ham. What avails it?
Hem. Kind heaven, let not that fell Pescara clasp
Hal. Weak and degenerate passion! How it unmans your nature ! I perceive Malec alone can break this fatal charm. Would that the agéd Moor, to whom your father Upon his death bed
had returned ! Too long amid the Moorish mountaineers
He lingers from Grenada. Would he were here,
| Crosses, R. Hal. Where wouldst thou go? 'tis midnight's silent
Hem. This is my hour,
Hal. A sound
Ham. Behold, the sky
Hem. Florinda ? speak!.
SCENE II.-A Street in Grenada.
Enter ALVAREZ, L., supported by two SERVANTS. Alv. Where is my child ? where is my child, Florinda ? Where do you drag me ? let me go! unhand me! Let me go back and die ! unnatural men, You should not force the father fiom the child.
1st Ser. The thought is frenzy! from the rolling smoke You scarce were ta’en alive! and here we lead you
Fall on my
To breathe the fresh'ning air ; you shall not go;
(Exit, L. Alv. Oh, my daughter!
Enter a SPANIARD, L. Speak-tell me-speak!
Span. Your daughter has appeared Amid the flames at last, and at her casement Stands with her face and arms to heaven uplifted, And seems a suff'ring angel-while below The multitude in speechless horror stands. Alv. (Kneeling.) Hear, and record my oath ! be that
shall bear Florinda to my arms, shall win her hand, And be inheritor of all my treasures ; And, if I break that oath, the heaviest curse head!
(A loud shout is heard, .. What's that I hear?
Enter a SPANIARD, L.-after a short pause. Span. My lord, a desp'rate man with furious force Bursts through the gathered thousands, scales the walls, And plunges through the flame.
Alv. Oh, heaven reward him! (Another shout, L. That sound sends life again through every vein, And my heart bounds
(Voices without, L.) She is saved ! she is saved !
Alv. O heaven!
[Exeunt, L. SCENE III-A Garden adjoining the Palace of Alvarez
part of which appears already consumed and blackened. Enter HEMEYA, L. U. E., bearing Florinda in his arms.
Hem. I feel thy pressure in my heart, I have thee
Flor. Hemeya !