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Var. 'Tis breaking the trust of my benefactor, in as he did ; the hurry of the deed might palliate that's a foul crime ; but he's dead, and can never the event; deliberate execution has less to plead. reproach me with it: and 'tis robbing young Dudley Mr. Stockwell, I am bad company to you. of his lawful patrimony, that's a hard case; but he's Stock. Oh, sir, make no excuse. I think you alive, and knows nothing of the matter.

have not found me forward to pry into the secrets OʻFla. These lawyers are so used to bring off the of your pleasures and pursuits ; 'tis not my disrogueries of others, that they are never without an position, but there are times, when want of curioexcuse for their own. (A side.)

sity would be want of friendship. Var. Were I assured now that Dudley would Bel. Ah, sir, mine is a case wherein you and I give me half the money for producing this will, shall never think alike. that Lady Rasport does for concealing it, I would Stock. 'Tis very well, sir; if you think I can deal with bim, and be an honest man at half price ; render you any service, it may be worth your trial and I wish every gentleman of my profession could to contide in me; if not, your secret is safer in lay his hand on his heart, and say the same thing.

your own bosom. O'Fla. A bargain, old gentleman! Nay, never Bel. That sentiment demands my confidence ; start nor stare; you wasn't afraid of your own pray, sit down by me. You must know, I have conscience; never be afraid of me.

an affair of honour on my hands with young Dudley; Var. Of you, sir! who are you, pray?

and, though I put up with no inan's insult, yet I O'Fla. I'll tell you who I am : you seem to wish wish to take away no man's life. to be honest, but want the heart to set about it; Stock. I know the young man, and am apprised now I am the very man in the world to make you of your generosity to his father; what can have $0; for if you do not give up that paper this very | bred a quarrel between you ? instant, by the soul of me, fellow, I will not leave Bel. A foolish passion on my side, and a haughty one whole bone in your skin that sha'n't be broken. provocation on his. There is a girl, Mr. Stockwell,

Var. What right have you, pray, to take this whom I have unfortanately seen, of most uncommon E paper from me?

beauty; she has withal an air of so much natural O'Fla. What right have you, pray, to keep it from modesty, tbat, had I not had good assurance of her yoang Dudley? I don't know what it contains, but being an attainable wanton, I declare I should as soon I am apt to think it will be safer in my hands than have thought of attempting the chastity of Diana. in your's; therefore give it me without more words,

Enter a Servant. and save yourself a beating : do now; you had best.

Var. Well, sir, I may as well make a grace of Stock. Heyday! why do you interrupt us? necessity. There; I have acquitted my conscience, Serv. Sir, there's an Irish gentleman will take no at the expense of five thousand pounds.

denial; he says, he must see Mr. Belcour directly, O Fla. Five thousand pounds! Mercy upon me! upon business of the last consequence. When there are such temptatious in the law, can we Bel. Admit him; 'tis the Irish oflicer that parted wonder if some of the corps are a disgrace to it? us, and brings me young Dudley's challenge; I

Var. Well, you have got the paper; if you are should have made a long story of it, and he'll tell an honest man, give it to Charles Dudley.

you in three words. O'Fla. An honest man! look at me, friend, I am

Enter O'FLAHERTY. a soldier, this is not the livery of a knave; I am an Irishman, honey; mine is not the country of dis

O'Fla. 'Save you, my dear; and you, sir, I have honour. Now, sirrah, be gone ; if you enter these

a little bit of a word in private for you. doors, or give Lady Rusport the least item of Bel. Pray, deliver your commands; this gentlewhat has passed, I will cut off both your ears,

and man is my intimate friend. rob the pillory of its due.

O'Fla. Why, then, ensign Dudley will be glad Var. I wish I was once fairly out of his sight. to measure swords with you yonder, at the London

[Exeunt. Tavern, in Bishopsgate-street, at nine o'clock; you

know the place. SCENE III.-A Room in Stockwell's House. Bel. I do, and shall observe the appointment. Enter STOCKWELL.

O'Fla. Will you be of the party, sir? we shall

want a fourth hand. Stock. I must disclose myself to Belcour; this Stock. Savage as the custom is, I close with your poble instance of his generosity, which old Dudley proposal; and though I am not fully informed of has been relating, allies me to him at once; con- the occasion of your quarrel, I shall rely on Mr. cealment becomes too painful; I shall be proud to Belcour's honour for the justice of it, and willingly owo him for my son: but see,

he's here.

stake my life in his defence. Enter BELCOUR.

O'Fla. Sir, you are a gentleman of honour, and

I shall be glad of being better known to you. But, Bel. O my cursed tropical constitution ! 'Would harkye, Belcour, I had like to have forgot part of to heaven I had been dropped upon the snows of my errand; there is the money you gave old DudLapland, and never felt the blessed influence of the ley: you may tell it over, 'faith'; 'tis a receipt in son, so bad I never burnt with these inflammatory full: now the lad can put you to death with a safe passions.

conscience; and when he has done that job for you, Stock. So, so; you scem disorder'd, Mr. Belcour. I let it be a warning how you attempt the sister of a

Bel. Disordered, sir! Why did I ever quit the man of honour. soil in which I grew? what evil planet drew me Bel. The sister! from that warm, sunny region, where naked nature O'Fla. Ay, the sister; 'tis English, is it not? walks without disguise, into this cold, contriving, Or Irish, 'tis all one; you nnderstand me: his artificial country.

sister, or Louisa Dudley, that's her name, I think, Stock. Come, sir, you've met a rascal; what call her which you will. By St. Patrick! 'tis a o'that ? General conclusions are illiberal.

foolish piece of business, Belcour, to go about to Bel. No, sir, I have met rellection by the way; take away a poor girl's virtue from her, when there I have come from folly, noise, and fury, and mei a are so many to be met with in this town, who have silent monitor. Well, well, a villain ! 'twas not to disposed of their's to your hands.

(Exit. be pardoned; pray, never mind me, sir.

Stock. Why, I am thunderstruck! what is it you Stock. Alas! my heart bleeds for him. (Aside.) have done, and what is the shocking business in

Bel. And yet I might have heard him: now, which I have engaged? If I understand him right, plague upon ihat blundering Irishman, for coming 'tis the sister of young Dudley you have been attempting: you talked to me of a professed wanton; 1 is drawn; and to heal the wrongs you bave done the girl he speaks of bas beauty enough indeed to to the reputation of the sister, you make an honourinflame your desires, but she has honour, innocence, able amends by murdering the brother. and simplicity, to awe the most

licentious passions ; Bel. Murdering! if you have done that, Mr. Belcour, I renounce Stock. 'Tis thus religion writes and speaks the you, I abandon you, I forswear all fellowship or word; in the vocabulary of modern honour, there friendship with you for ever.

is no such term. But, come, I don't despair of Bel. Have patience for a moment; we do indeed satisfying the one, without alarming the other; that speak of the same person, but she is not innocent, done, I have a discovery to unfold, that you will she is not young Dudley's sister.

then, I hope, be fitted to receive. (Exeunt. Stock. Astonishing, who told you this? Bel. The woman where she lodges, the person who

ACT V. put me on the pursuit, and contrived our meetings.

SCENE I.–Stockwell's House. Stock. What woman? What person ?

Bel. Folmer her name is; I warrant you, I did Enter Captain Dudley, LOUISA, and STUKELY. not proceed without good ground.

Dud. And are those wretches, Palmer and his Stock. Fulmer, Fulmer! Who waits?

wife, in safe custody ?

Stuke. They are in good hands; I accompanied Enter a Servant.

them to the tavern, where your son was to be, and Send Mr. Stukely hither directly; [Exit Servant.) | Mr. Stockwell will enforce the law against them as

then went in search of you. You may be sure, I begin to see my way into this dark transaction. Mr. Belcour, Mr. Belcour, you are no match for far as it will go. the cunning and contrivances of this intriguing town. nations have produced, but for this timely


Dud. What mischief might their cursed machiEnter STUKELY.

Lou, Still 'I am terrified; I tremble with appre

bension. Pr’ythee, Stukely, what is the name of the woman Stuke. Mr. Stockwell is with them, madam, and and her husband, who were stopped upon saspicion you have nothing to fear; you may expect them of selling stolen diamonds at our next-door neigh-| every minute; and see, madam, agreeably to your bour's, the jeweller?

wish, they are here.

[Éxit. Stuke. Falmer. Stock. So!

[monds ? Enter CHARLES : afterwards STOCKWELL, and Bel. Can you procnre me a sight of those dia

O'FLAHERTY. Stuke. They are now in my hand, I was desired

Lou. O Charles, O brother! how could you serve to shew them to Mr. Stockwell. Stock. Give them to me. What do I see? As I Lady Rusport's, aud then set out on a design of

me so? how could you tell me you was going to live, the very diamonds Miss Rusport sent hitber, fighting Mr. Belcour? But where is be; where is and which I entrusted to you to return. Bel. Yes, but I betrayed that trust, and gave

your antagonist? them Mrs. Fulmer, to present to Miss Dudley.

Stock. Captain, I am proud to see you; and you, Stock. With a view, no doubt, to bribe her to

Miss Dudley, do me particular honour.' We have compliance ?

been adjusting, sir, a very extraordinary and danBel. I own it.

gerous mistake, which, I take for granted, my

friend Stukely has explained to you. Stock. For sbame, for shame; and 'twas this woman's intelligence you relied upon for Miss Belcour, to believe he could be guilty of a de

Dud. He has. I have too good an opinion of Mr. Dadley's character.

Bel. I thought she knew her. By heaven! I signed affront to an innocent girl; and I am much would have died, sooner than have insulted a woman

too well acquainted with your character, to suppose of virtue, or a man of honour.

you could abet him in such design; I bave no doubt, Stock. I think you would; but mark the danger few words, when we have the pleasure of seeing

iherefore, all things will be set to rights in a very of licentious courses; you are betrayed, robbed,

Mr. Belcour. abused, and, but for this providential discovery, in a fair way of being sent out of the world, with all house, and will wait

upon you directly. You will

Stock. He has only stepped into the countingyour follies on your head. Dear Stukely, go my neighbour, tell him, I have an owner for the jewels; conduct to the minutest scraple; his manners, pas

not be over strict, madam,in

weighing Mr. Belcour's and beg bim to carry the people under custody to the London Tavern, and wait for me there. (Exit this climate ; he comes amongst you a new cha

sions, and opinions, are not as yet assimilated to Stukely.] I see it was a trap laid for you, which racter, an inhabitant of a new world; and both you have narrowly escaped: you addressed a woman of honour with all the loose incense of a hospitality, as well as pity, recommend him to our

indulgence. profane admirer; and you have drawn upon you

Enter BELCOUR. The resentment of a man of honour, who thinks himself bound to protect her. Well, sir, you must Bel. I am happy, and ashamed, to see you ; no atone for this mistake.

man in his senses would offend you; I have forBel. To the lady the most penitent submission I feited mine, and erred against the light of the sun, can make is justly due; but in the execution of an when I overlooked your virtues; but your beauty act of justice, it never shall be said my soul was was predominant, and hid them from my sight; I swayed by the least particle of fear. I bave received now perceive, I was the dupe of a mostimprobable a challenge from her brother; now, though I would report, and humbly entreat your pardon. give my fortune, almost my life itself, to purchase Lou. Think no more of it; 'twas a mistake. her happiness, yet, I cannot abate her one scruple Bel. My life has been composed of little else; of my honour; I have been branded with the name 'twas founded in mystery, and has continued in of villain.

error: I was once given to hope, Mr. Stockwell, Stock. Ay, sir, you mistook her character, and that you was to have delivered me from these difhe mistook your's; error begets error.

ficulties; but either I do not deserve your coofiBel. Villain, Mr. Stockwell, is a harsh word. dence, or I was deceived in my expectations. Stock. It is a harsh word, and should be unsaid. Stock. When this lady bas confirmed your pardon, Bel. Come, come, it shall be upsaid.

I shall hold you deserving of my confidence. Stock. Or else, what follows? Why, the sword Lou. That was granted the moment it was asked.


Bel. To provo my title to his confidence, honour O'Fla. You shall pardon me, Captain Dadley, me so far with yours, as to allow me a few minutes' but you mast not overlook St. Patrick neither; for, conversation in private with you. (She turns to her by my soul, if he had not put it into my head to Father.)

slip behind the screen, when your righteous aunt Dud. By all means, Louisa. (They retire.) Come, and the lawyer were plotting together, I don't see Mr. Stockwell, let us go into another room. how you would ever have come at the paper there,

Charles. And now, Major O'Flaherty, I claim that Master Stockwell is reading. your promise, of a sight of the paper, that is to Dud. True, my good friend, you are the father of unravel this conspiracy of my aunt Rusport's. I this discovery; but bow did you contrive to get think I have waited with great patience.

this will from the lawyer? O'Fla. I have been endeavouring to call to mind O'Fla. By force my dear; the only way of getwhat it was I overheard; I have got the paper, and ting any thing from the lawyer's clatches. will give you the best account I can of the whole Štock. Well, Major, when he brings his action transaction. (Exeunt all but Louisa and Belcour. of assault and battery against you, the least Dudley

Bel. Miss Dudley, I have solicited this audience, can do is to defend you with all the weapons you to repeat to you my penitence and confusion. How have put into his hands. shall I atone? What reparation can I make to you Charles. That I am bound to do; and after the and virtue?

happiness I shall have in sheltering a father's age Lou. To me there's nothing due, nor any thing from the vicissitudes of life, my next delight will demanded of you but your more favourable opinion be in offering you an asylum in the bosom of your for the future, if you should chance to think of me. country. Upon the part of virtue, I am not empowered to O'Fla. And upon my soul, my dear, 'tis bigh speak; but if hereafter, as you range through life, time I was there, for 'tis now thirty long years since you should surprise her in the person of some I sat-foot in my native country, and by the power wretched female, poor as myself, and not so well of St. Patrick I swear I think it's

worth all the rest protected, enforce not your advantage, complete of the world put together. not your licentious triumph; but raise her, rescue Dud. Ay, Major, much abont that time have I ber from shame and sorrow, and reconcile her to been beating the round of service, and 'twere well herself again.

for us both to give over; we have stood many a Bel. I will, I will; by bearing your idea ever tough gale, and abundance of hard blows, but Charles present in my thoughts, virtue shall keep an advo- shall lay us up in a little private, but safe harboar, cate within me: hut tell me, loveliest, when you where we'll rest from our labour, and peacefully pardon the offence, can you, all perfect as you are, wind


the remainder of our days. approve of the offender? As I now cease to view O'Fla. Agreed ; and you may take it as a proof you in that false light I lately did, can you, and in of my esteem, young man, that Major O'Flaherty the fulness of your bounty will you, cease also to accepts a favour at your hands ; for, by heaven, reflect upon the libertine addresses I have paid you, I'd sooner starve than say “I thank you” to the man and look upon me as your reformed, your rational I despise: but I believe you are an honest lad, and admirer?

I'm glad you've trounced the old cat; for on my Lou. Are sudden reformations apt to last? and conscience, I believe I must otherwise have marbow can I be sure the first fair face you meet will ried her myself, to have let you in for a share of her pot enspare affections so unsteady, and that I shall fortune. not lose you lightly as I gained you?

Stock. Hey day! what's become of Belcour? Bel. I know I am not worthy your regard; but Lou. One of your servants called him out just there's a healing virtue in your eyes, that makes re- now, and seemingly on some earnest occasion. covery certain ; I cannot be a villain in your arms. Stock. I hope, Miss Dudley, he has atoned to you

Lou. That you can never be: whomsoever you as a gentleman ought. shall honour with your choice, my life upon't, that Lou. Mr. Belcour, sir, will always do what a woman will be happy.

gentleman ought, and in my case, I fear, only you Bel. I see, Miss Dudley, I've not yet obtained will think he has done too much. your pardon.

Stock. What has he done ? and what can be too Lou. Nay, that you are in full possession of. much? Pray heaven, it may be as I wish! (A side.) Bel. Oh, seat it with your hand, then, loveliest Dud. Let us hear it, child. of women, confirm it with your heart : make me Lou. With confusion for my own unworthiness, honourably happy, and crown your penitent, not I confess to you he has offered me with your pardon only, but your love.

Stock. Himself. Lou. My love!

Lou. 'Tis true.

Stock. Then I am happy; all my doubts, my Enter O'FLAHERTY; afterwards DUDLEY and CHARLES, with STOCKWELL.

cares, are over, and I may own him for my son.

(Aside.) Why, these are joyful tidings! Come, my O'Fla. Joy, joy! sing, dance, leap, laugh for joy. good friend, assist me in disposing your lovely Ha' done making love, and fall down on your knees daughter to accept this returning prodigal; he is no to every saint in the calendar, for they are all on uoprincipled, no hardened libertine : his love for your side, and honest St. Patrick at the head of you and virtue is the same. Ibern.

Dud. 'Twere vile ingratitude in me to doubt his Charles. O Louisa, such an event! By the lackiest merit. What says my child? cbance in life, we have discovered a will of my O'Fla. Begging your pardon now, 'tis a frivolous grandfather's, made in his last illness, by which he sort of a question, that of your's, for you may see cuts off my aunt Rosport with a small annuity, and plainly enough by the young lady's looks, that she leaves me heir to his whole estate, with a fortune says a great deal, though she speaks never a word. of fifteen thousand pounds to yourself.

Charles. Well, sister, I believe the Major has Lou. What is it you tell me? 0, sir, instruct me fairly interpreted the state of your heart. how to support this unexpected turn of fortune. Lou. I own it; and what most that heart be, (To her Father.)

which love, honour, and beneficence, like Mr. Bel. Dud. Name not fortune : 'tis the work of Pro- cour's, can make no impression on? vidence; 'tis the justice of heaven, that would not Stock. I thank you.' What happiness has this saffer innocence to be oppressed, nor your base aunt bour brought to pass ! fo prosper in her cruelty and cunning. (4 Servant O'Fla. Why don't we all sit down to sapper, whispers Belcour, and he goes out.)

then, and mako a night on't?



Enter Belcour, introducing Miss Rusport. Lady R. Why, I am thunderstruck! by what Bel. Mr. Dudley, here is a fair refugee, wbo pro

contrivance, what villainy, did you get possession

of that paper ? perly comes under your protection; she is equipped

Stock. There was no villainy, madam, in getting for Scotland; but your good fortune, which I have related to her, seems inclined to save you both the possession of it; the crime was in concealing it,

none in bringing it to light. journey. Nay, madam, never go back; you are

Lady R. Oh, that cursed lawyer, Varland! amongst friends.

O'Fla. You may say that, 'faith; he is a cursed Charles. Charlotte !

Miss R. The same; that fond, oflicious girl, that lawyer, and a cursed piece of work I had to get haunts you every where : that persecuting spirit

paper from him; your ladyship now was to have Charles. Say rather, that protecting angel; such paid bim five thousand pounds for it: I forced him

to give it me of his owo accord, for nothing at all, you have been to me.

at all! Miss R. O Charles, you have an honest, but proud heart.

Lady R. Is it you that have done this ? Am I foiled Charles. Nay chide me not, dear Charlotte.

by your blundering contrivances, after all ?

Ö'Fla. 'Twas a blunder, 'faith, but as natural a Bel. Seal up her lips, then; she is an adorable

one az if I had made it o'purpose.' girl; her arms are open to you; and love and hap

Charles. Come, let us not oppress the fallen ; do piness are ready to receive you.

Charles. Thus, then, I claim my dear, my des- right even now, and you shall have no cause to tined wife. (Embracing her.)


Lady R. Am I become an object of your pity, Enter LADY RUSPORT.

then ? 'Insufferable! Confusion light amongst you!

marry, and be wretched: let me never see you Lady R. Heyday! mighty fine! wise, truly!

(Exit. mighty well! kissing, embracing; did ever any Miss R. She is outrageous; I suffer for her, and thing equal this? Why, you shameless hussy! But blush to see her thus exposed. I won't condescend to waste a word upon you. You, Charles. Come, Charlotte, don't let this angry sir, you, Mr. Stockwell; you fine, sanctified, fair- woman disturb our happiness : we will save her, in dealing man of conscience ; is this the principle spite of herself; your father's memory shall not be you trade upon? Is this your neighbourly system, stained by the discredit of his second choice. to keep a house of reception for runaway daughters, Miss R. I trust implicitly to your discretion, and and young beggarly fortune-hunters?

am in all things your's.

[example sosten? O'Fla. Be advised now, and don't put yourself Bel. Now, lovely, but obdurate, does not this in such a passion; we were all very happy till you Lou. What can you ask for more? Accept my

hand, accept my willing heart. Lady R. Stand away, sir; haven't I reason to Bel. O, bliss unutterable! brother, father, friend, be in a passion?

and you, the author of this general joyO'Fla. Indeed, honey and you have, if you O'Fla. Blessing of St. Patriok upon us all! 'tis knew all.

a night of wonderful and surprising ups and downs : Lady R. Come, madam, I have found out your I wish we were all fairly set down to supper, and haunts; dispose yourself to return home with me. there was an eud on't. Young man, let me never see you within my doors Stock. Hold for a moment! I have yet one word again:

Mr. Stockwell, I shall report your behaviour, to interpose. Entitled by my friendship to a voice depend on it.

in your disposal, I have approved your match; Slock. Hold, madam, I cannot consent to lose there yet remains a father's consent to be obtained. Miss Rasport's company this evening, and I am Bel. Have I a father? persuaded you won't insist upon it; 'tis an uomo- Stock. You have a father ; did not I tell you I therly action to interrupt your daughter's happiness had a discovery to make ? Compose yourself, you in this manner, believe me it is.

bave a father, who observes, who knows, who Lady R. Her happiness truly! upon my word! loves you. and I suppose it's an unmotherly action to inter- Bel. Keep me no longer in suspense: my heart rapther ruin; for what but ruin must it be to marry is softened for the affecting discovery, and nature a beggar? I think my sister had a proof of that, fits me to receive his blessing. sir, when she made choice of you. (To Captain Stock. I am your father. Dudley.)

(Rusport. Bel. My father! Do I live? Dud. Don't be too lavish of your spirits, Lady Stock. I am your father.

O'Fla. By my soul, you'll have occasion for a Bel. It is too much; my happiness overpowers sip of the cordial elixir by-and-by.

me; to gain a friend, and find a father, is too much. Stock. It don't appear to me, madam, that Mr. I blush to think how little I deserve you. Dudley can be called a beggar.

Dud. See, children, how many new relations Lady R. But it appears to me, Mr. Stockwell; spring from this night's unforeseen events, to endear I am apt to think a pair of colours cannot furnish us to each other. a settlement quite suflicient for the heiress of Sir O'Fla. O’my conscience, I think we shall be all Stephen Rusport.

related by-and-by. Miss R. But a good estate, in aid of a commis- Stock. Yes, Belcour, I have watched you with a sion, may do something.

patient, but inquiring eye, and I have discovered Lady R. A good estate, truly! where should be through the veil of some irregularities, a heart get a good estate, pray?

beaming with benevolence and animated nature; Stock. Why, suppose now, a worthy old gentle- fallible indeed, but not incorrigible; and your elecman, on his death-bed, should have taken it in mind tion of this excellent young lady makes me glory to leave him one

in acknowledging you to be my son. Lady R. Ha! what's that you say ?

Bel. I thank you ;, and in my turn, glory in the O'Pla. O ho! you begin to smell a plot, do you? | father I have gained. Sensibly impressed with

Stock. Suppose there should be a paper in the gratitude for such extraordinary dispensations, I world, that runs thus—“ I do hereby give and be-beseech you, amiable Louisa, for the time to come, queath all my estates, real and personal, to Charles whenever you perceive me deviating into error or Dudley,son of my late daughter Louisa,&c.&c.&c." | offence, bring only to my mind the providence of

O'Fla. There's a fine parcel of etceteras for this night, and I will turn to reason and obey. your ladyship.



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And thought me not dishonour'd by his service. Scene I.Baltlements, with a Sea Prospect. A One day, (may that returning day be night, storm, with thunder and lightning. The stain, the curse, of each succeeding year!) Enter ZANGA.

For something, or for nothing, in his pride
Zan. Whether first nature, or long want of peace, He struck me. (While I ten'it, do I live ?)
Has wroaght my mind to this, I cannot tell ; He smote me on the cheek.-I did not stab him,
But horrors now are not displeasing tome:(Thunder) For that were poor revenge.—E'er since, his folly
I like this rocking of the battlements.

Has strove to bury it beneath a heap

Of kindnesses, and thinks it is forgot.
Rage on, ye winds; burst, clouds; and waters, roar! Iosolent thought! and like a second blow!
You bear a just resemblance of my fortune, Affronts are innocent, where men are worthless;
And suit the gloomy babit of my soul,

And sach alone can wisely drop revenge. Who's there ? my love!

Isa. But with more temper, Zanga, tell your story; Isa. Why have you left my bed?

To see your strong emotion startles me. Your absence more affrights me than the storm. Zan. Yes, woman, with the temper that befits it. (Thunder.) Has the dark adder venom? So have I,

[me! Zan. The dead alone in such a night can rest, When trod upon. Proud Spaniard, thou shalt feel And I indulge my meditation here.

For from that day, that day of my dishonour, Woman, away! I choose to be alone. (you; I from that day have curs'å the rising sun,

Isa. I know you do, and therefore will not leave Which never fail'd to tell me of my shame. Excuse me, Zanga, therefore dare not leave you. I from that day have bless'd the coming night,

(Thunder.) Which promis'd to conceal it! but in vain; Is this a night for walks of contemplation? The blow return'd for ever in my dream. Something unusual hangs upon your heart, Yet on I toil'd, and groan'd for an occasion And I will know it; by our loves I will.

Of ample vengeance; none is yet arriv'd. To you I sacrific'd my virgin fame;

Howe'er, at present, ! conceive warm bopes Ask I too much to share in your distress?

Of what may wound him sore in bis ambition, Zan. In tears? Thou fool! then hear me, and be Life of his life, and dearer than his soul. In hell's abyss, if ever it escape thee. [plung’a By nightly march he purpos’d to surprise To strike thee with astonishment at once,

The Moorish camp; but I have taken care I bate Alonzo. First recover that,

They shall be ready to receive his favour. And then thou shalt hear farther.

Failing in this, a cast of utmost moment, Isa. Hate Alonzo!

Would darken all the conquests he has won, I own, I thought Alonzo most your friend,

Isa. Just as I enter’d, an express arriv’d, And that he lost the master in inat name.

Zan. To whom? Zan. Hear, then. 'Tis twice three years since Isa. His friend, Don Carlos. that great man

Zan. Be propitious, (Great let me call him, for he conquer'd me) 0, Mahomet, on this important hour, Made me the captive of his arm in light.

And give at length my famish'd soul revenge ! He slew my father, and threw chains o'er me, What is revenge, but courage to call in Wbile I, with pious rage, pursued revenge. Our honour's debts, and wisdom to convert I then was young; be placed me near his person, Others' self-love into our own protection?

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