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Lady Rand. To what mysterious woes are mor
closed their eyes
to blame! There is a destiny in this strange world, Which oft decrees an undeserved doom : . Let schoolmen tell us why. From whence these
sounds ? [Trumpets at a distance.
Enter an Officer.
warriors lead ?
sword.' His eldest hope, the valiant John of Lorn, Now leads his kindred bands.
Lord Rand, Glenalvon, go, With hospitality's most strong request Entreat the chief. [Exit GLENALVON.
Off. My lord, requests are vain.
- [Exit RANDOLPH.
Manent Lady RANDOLPH and Norval.
Investing awful war, Norval, I see,
Norv. Ah! should they not ? .
breast, . .' . : ,,L!
cret, That I may hug it to my grateful heart, And prove my faith. Command my sword, my.
life; . . ., These are the sole possessions of poor Norval.
Lady Rand. Know'st thou these gems ?
Norv. Durst I believe mine eyes,
they were thy father's !
Norv. I saw them once, and curiously inquired Of both my parents, whence such splendour came; But I was check’d, and more could never learn. Lady Rand. Then learn of me, thou art not
Lady Rand. Noble thou art;
Norv. I will believe
Lady Rand. Douglas !
Norv. Youmakemetremble-Sighs and tears! Lives my brave father ?
Lady Rand. Ah! too brave indeed ! He fell in battle ere thyself was born.
Norv. Ah me, unhappy! ere I saw the light? But does my mother live? I may conclude, From my own fate, her portion has been sorrow.
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Lady Rand. She lives ; but wastes her life in
Norv. You that are skill'd so well in the sad story
son! my son! W...so
· [Falls upon his neck. Norv. O heaven and earth, how wondrous is my