« 이전계속 »
Did I not fear to freeze thy shallow valpur,
Glen. Dost thou know Glenalvon, born to command Ten thousand slaves like thee !—
Norv. Villain, no more: Draw and defend thy life. I did design To have defy'd thee in another cause: But heaven accelerates its vengeance on thee. Now for my own and Lady Randolph's wrongs.
Enter Lord Randolph.
Lord Rand. Hold, I command you both. The
man that stirs Makes me his foe.
Norv. Another voice than thine
Mark the humility of shepherd Norval!
[Sheaths his sword.
Taunting each other; but unfold to me
The cause of quarrel, then I judge betwixt you.
Norv. Nay, my good lord, though I revere you
My cause I plead not, nor demand your judgment.
Lord Rand. Thus far I'll mediate with impartial voice:
The ancient foe of Caledonia's land
Glen. I agree to this.
Norv. And I.
Serv. The banquet waits.
Let not our variance mar the social hour,
Norv. Think not so lightly, sir, of my resentment. When we contend again, our strife is mortal.
Doug. This is the place, the centre of the grove; Here stands the oak, the monarch of the wood. How sweet and solemn is this mid-night scene! The silver moon, unclouded, holds her way Through skies where I could count each little star. The fanning west wind scarcely stirs the leaves; The river rushing o'er it's pebbled bed, Imposes silence with a stilly sound. In such a place as this, at such an hour, If ancestry can be in aught believed, Descending spirits have conversed with man, And told the secrets of the world unknown.
Enter Old Norval.
Old Norv. 'Tis he. But what if he should chide me hence?
His just reproach I fear.
[douglas turns and sees him. Forgive, forgive!
Can'st thou forgive the man, the selfish man, Who bred Sir Malcolm's heir a shepherd's son?
Doug. Kneel not to me; thou art my father
Thy wish'd-for presence now completes my joy. Welcome to me, my fortunes thou shalt share, And ever hononr'd with thy Douglas live.
Old Norv. And dost thou call me father? O
I think that I could die to make amends
Doug. Not worse the fruit,
Vol. I. 2 A