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fall before ther, fixed as the founded rock, my Fal. Nay, nay; I ought not to be sorry at your
shall stand, firm to my God, my king, and my going, or for the beautiful stranger leaving us. I

have, hitherto, been the Seraskier's favourite ; and
eras. I'll hear no more.

you are two dangerous rivals.-Oh! here she comes.
ul. | Kneels. ] Preserve my Catherine, heaven!
Muffled drums. The Slaves put the cord round

Enter CATHERINE from the lent.
his neck, and prepare to strangle him.

Cath. This intelligence of Cohenberg's safety, eras. Despatch himn, slaves!

gives me new life. Now let fortune do her worst.
'ol. Good angels, guard my Catherine !

Well, Fatima, are the sentinels bribed to let us
'eras. Christian, thy prayers are vain.
- 1A great shout is heard, and the drums beating

Fat. I gave Selim the gold, as you desired; who,
to arms.

aoubtless, has obeyed your orders.
ieras. Distraction! we are betrayed, [Erit. Cath. So, Lilla, I find you are to be my guide to
01. Off, off! ye slaves.

the castle. Are you sure you know the way?

Lilla. Yes, my lady; 'tis by the private path, iniler ANSELM, PETER, Leopor.D, 8c:- ANSELM which leads directly to it. I dare say we shall be Jives the Colonel a sword. Slaves go off: Anselm.safe.

PETER, and Leopold go into the tower. SERAS-

Cath. Why do you tremble, Lilla ?
SIER re-enters with his sword draun; the Colonel

Lilla. No, my lady-yes-yes-yes, I believe I
Eghts with him, and drives him off. The Turks are

am a little afraid.
tiriven from the tower; the Turkish flag is lahen Cath. Oh, for shame! You a lover! Consider.
clown, and the Austrian colours hoisted. A party Lilla. No, I won't consider. Now, prav, madam.

of Austrians enter from the tower, with PETE!, talk finely to me, as you did a little while ago, and
LEOPOLD, ANSELM, anıl Peasants. Col. Cohen don't let me think of difficulties.
BERG enters. Drums and trumpets.

Cath. Difficulties ! they are the test of virtue, the TabCol. The villain has escaped me in the throng. spur to courage: the noble mind would lose half its 23.04.2t, oh! Catherine is no where to be found. splendour, were it not for the pleasure of surmount

am Peter. A Turkish soldier told me, even now, some ing difficulties datorsemen bore her over yonder plain.

AIR.--CATHERINE. coca Col. Ha! over yonder plain!


No more I heare the heartfelt sigh ;

No more I drop the briny tear;
2me: theata
Now victory has, like a mistress kind,

Hope's promis'd hour of bliss is near.
Put an end to all our quarrels,

Yet dangers surrounding,
In a brimminy cup our joys we'll find,

My reason confounding
From the vine we'll pluck our quarrels.

Ah! whither shall I fly!
Let us drink as we fight; with loud huzzas,

Enter a Turkish Soldier.
We'll charge, and scorn all shrinkiny;

Soll. The drums are beating to arms; we expect
Till our wine, like the fore, retreats apace,

to be attacked every moment.

[Erit. And we shew our valour in drinkiny.

Cuth. Come, Lilla. Adieu, kind Fatima! [Eround.

Peter. [Without.] The enemy's camp's on fire.

Plunder's the word.

Enter PETER, LEOPOLD, ANSELM, Pcasants, and

Austrian Soldiers, who cut down the SERASKIER'S

tent, and carry it off" in pieces. The Turkish camp SCENE I.-Inside of the Seraskier's Tent. is seen on fire, at a distance. Drums and trumpets

are heard. Re-enter LEOPOLD and Peter.
Several Ladies discovered.

Leop. Lilla not to be found! Oh! she is in the

plot; I am sure she is; she has done it on purpose,
On the warlike plains descending,

Î knew she would run away when I married her: I
Night, in pity, casts her reil;

was certain.
Hostile strife awhile suspending,

Peter. 'Tis a pity, indeed.
Short-lived peace and rest prevail. Leop. 'Tis false! 'tis not a pity.
Enter Fatima and Lilla-Lilla in an elegant mustn't I be sorry for you?

Peter. Well, then, 'tis not a pity. What a playtie,
Turkish habit.

Leop. Rot your sorrow! No.
Fat. Then you are resolved to leave us, Lilla ? Peter. Well, I won't be sorry, then

Lilla. Yes, your ladyship, that I will as soon as Leop. But are you really sorry for me, Peter?
I can.

Peter. To be sure I am: you know the friend.

. And are you not sorry to part with your fine ship I have had for you, ever since we were buys
clothes, and quit the pleasures of the seraglio ?

Lilla. Pleasures, madam, wbat are they?

Leop. Give me your hand, then. I ask your par-
Fat. Why, 'tis our pleasure to obey bis highness, don. “But why will you provoke me ?
Star Bear ber stil the Seraskier, who is our lord and husband.

Peter. Why was you provoked tben?
Lilla. And have you no other husband ?

Leop. No, I was not; but I mean that I say I
Fat. Why, that's a very odd question,

mean—Zounds! I don't know what I meaa.
Lilla. Nay, I beg your ladyship’s pardon; but I
understand there are five-and-twenty; if so, what a

pity you should only have one husband amongst How proroking your doubts! Do you think I'm a fui!

In the heat of the batile you knov I was cool;

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While ourselves and our neighbours

Enter an Austriaa Soldiez.
With guns, pistols, sabres,

Sold. (To LILLA.) Our Colozel is ze
Were cutting and slashing,

madam ; but I shall be happy to attende a Mahomedans hashing.

ship. But need I care for that, since time is on the wing;

Useph. (To the Soldier.] Hariye! :You see I am merry, you hear how I sing.

TJ. de rol, &c.

who is this pretty piece of camp fanate a

Sold. Hush! 'tis our Colonel's laer.is You see I am merry, you hear how I sing.

first who saw her here, and expect to be That jade, madam Lilla, that gipsy, afar,

corporal for it.
Is jigging away to the Turkish guitar;

Ūseph. (Aside to MICHAEL) OL, b
While great smooth-chinn'd fribbles,

know my cue.-Leare us, Michael Ener With vile squeaking trebles,

-USEPH bows to LILLA.] How happy ama.. Chant her praises to cheer

see your ladyship returned! The Cidecet ses That cruel Seraskier!

amiable creature; he does me the book! Til the handkerchief's thrown-But, then, what's my house: it was mine yesterday. Inden. E that to me?

got to ask my leave; but true politenes It can't make me uneasy I'm happy, you see. trifles. He must have a number of people

Tol de rol, &c.

things at his disposal. Oh! if ever I
It can't make me uneasy I'm happy, you see. be appointed a commissary-and if you

[Eseunt. would but stand my friend-Pray, is re

fond of jewels ? SCENE II.-An Apartment at Col. Cohenberg's. Lilla. (Aside.) If I speak to him, tel:

Enter an Austrian Soldier, and LILLA, veiled.

Useph, I hare some of the most bears't be
Sold. Pray, walk this way; our colonel will be which I should be proud to presect to me! x3
so glad to see you.
Lillu. Indeed, sir, he won't.

Lilla. (Aside.) I believe I had bes: fals thes
Sold. Oh! but I am sure he will, my lady.

prevent further questioas. (Taiwa Lilla. Sir!

Useph. (Aside.] I cae see that ste is asei :: Sold. I beg your ladyship’s pardon; but, though bribery. bred in the ranks, I know good manners.

Enter a Soldier. Lilla. Ah! that's my misfortune. I wish you did Sold. The Colonel is not retarded yet, sari not; for, then, you would quit the room, and let me till he do, we shall be proud to otes abe wie con alone.

(Soldier bows, and exit. noble commander. Usepho Without.] Come along, Michael.

Lilla. (Throws open het reil.] I am co ba * Lilla. Oh, heavens! that wretch, Uscph! What sir. shall I do! Though, perhaps, he won't know me in Useph. Why, heyday! Zands: this is sy v this dress

(Retires. that ought to be.

Lilla. I'll not be the wife of anr of re. Find
Enter an Austrian Soldier, conducting in Useph and
Michael.. Usepu dressed as an Austrian officer. since you say, sir, you will eber er (312324

pray, be kind enough to turn thai sad 4 ja-
Useph. Pray, don't disturb the noble Colonel ; tice of peace out of the bocse.
but when his honour is quite at leisure, let his ho- Soud. Oh! that we will directly.
nour know that I humbly wait to offer my congra- Useph. What, turn me cat of the base' terus
tulations. My name is Heoon Joseph Wolfgang d-d good joke. Well, tut, Lila, l'i tvåse
Baumbork Blandenkerstoon Schwartzenbergen. for

my pearls again, dear.

[Erit Soldier. Lilla. Why, I thought you gave them 11 22
Mich. Why, heyday! I thought your name had Useph. Yes, I gave them you to lx
been Ben Yacomb Ben Mustapha.

Lilla. Well, I have looked at thes,
Useph. Ay, that was my Turkish title; but it very well.
won't do now the Austrians are our masters. I Useph. Come, come; I must have
think I have got a good name, en ! Michael ?

Enter two Soldiers.
Mich. Yes; and as you never had a good name
· before, I hope you will keep it, now you have got it.

Lilla. Turn him out.
Useph. Ha, ha! Very well; you are a sharp fel.

Useph. I won't go without my pears i
low, Michael ; I'll recommend you to the Colonel, peril, detain them. Lookve! ni 'as isis
when I am appointed to some post of great emolu- gistrate; I see you are well-dissers,
ment under him: you shall be my deputy, and do so I'll explain to you the nature of jusieu;
all the business for me,-(Aside.] and I'll take all vate property. For instance : my 121.25

my pearls

(Soid-135 Mich. So I will. I have often wondered where

Lilla. Ha, ha, ha! I think I shall beest the deuce you could conceal your riches.

you, Mr. Justice. I am glad I inca o Useph. Ay, that's a secret i mean to let you into; money is hidden. I wish I had told that is for I don't think my hoards are quite safe in this of the fine lady that came away with it time of warlike combustion. We'll remove them, say she is the Colonel's wife. AL ! bost Michael

(Lilla listens baps, he would have been angry with me Mich. But where are they?

her. Well, thanks to fortune, here I an tv Useph. Why, you know the burging-place, about so, I'll think no more of past dangers, a mile off, which the Turks hold so sacred. In the iniddle of that ground stands a high and spacious

AIR.-LILLA tomb; there I have hid it. But, mum!

Domestic peace, my soul's desire,

The dearest bliss fale con.d becks,

the money:


Al length, to thee I may aspire;

Honest at last,
Misfortune's storms no longer blou.

Tir'd of the past,
Escap'd their ire, now safe on shore,

Perhaps, as a change; I may try it at last. (Esil.
I listen to the tempest's roar;
And while the billows idly foam,

SCENE IV.-A Room at Colonel Cohenberg's.
They but endear my long lost home. (Exit.

CENE III.-Outside of Colonel Cohenberg's Lilla. My dear Leopold, how glad I am to see

you! Was it not lucky that I heard Useph say

where his riches were ? JI-EPH discovered being pushed out of the house by

Leop. Yes, very lucky. (Aside.) Not a word of luo Soldiers.

the pearls yet. - Well, but, Lilla, -I say this fine "seph. Well, but hear me: I say, thatnere ! dress of yours-Zounds! I can't bear to look at it. y have turned me out, and won't hear me. No. Lilla. What, more suspicions, Leopold ?

jy will attend to me. What a miserable dog I Leop. No, mny suspicions are vanished. 2:! Never was there so unhappy a magistrate !

Lilla. I am glad of it.

Leop. Yes, I am convinced of your falsehood.... Enter LEOPOLD.

Where are the pearls that Useph gave you? I supLeop. Cruel, cruel, Lilla!

pose you can explain that to me. Useph. What?

Lilla. I'll explain nothing, Leopold. Your want Leop. She has robbed me of my peace for ever? of confidence in me vexes me to the heart. I am Useph. She has robbed me, too; however, I am sure we shall never be happy, if this be the case. ady to make the matter up, if you'll pay me for

(Cries. e pearls.

Leop. Oh! very well. I see what-you wish to Leop. What does the fellow mean?

part-Oh! with all my heart.
Useph. I mean the pearls Lilla had of me.

Lilla. And with all mine.
Leop. What! had of you ?

DUET.-LEOPOLD and Lilla.
Useph. Hear me patiently, and I'll tell you all.
Leop. Zounds! I am patient.-Well ?

Lilla. Though you think by this to ver me,

Lore no more can give me pain.
Useph. I intended those pearls as a present to a
ertain person.

Leop. Vainly strive not to perpler me,

You shall dupe me ne'er again.
Leop. And you gave them to Lilla ?

Lilla. Now your falsehood is requited, më ļos. Useph. Yes, in any house-Colonel Cohenberg's,

I'll enjoy a single life.
mean; for there she is.
Leop. What, Lilla there! Oh, ho ! (Knocks.

Leop. Hark! to glory I'm invited,
Sold. ! Within.) What, you won't go along !-

By the cheerful drum and fife.

Lilla. By consent, then, now we serer,
Comes out, and sees LEOPOLD.) Ha! brother sol-
lier, how are you?

Leop Lore's all nonsense, freedom's sweet ;

Lilla. And we take our leare for ever,
Leop. Very well, thankye. Well, and so you are
And how are you? Isn't there a young wo-

Leop. Never more again to meet.

Lilla. Nerer more ? man-I'm glad to see you-I say a young woman

Lcop. Nerer more.
2 - How long have you been here ?--Called Lilla, at

Lilla. I don't want, sir, to allure you ;
this house?
Sold. Yes, she's within. Come with me.

I don't wish your stay, not I.
[Ersunt LEOPOLD and Soldier. USEPH at.

Leop. I'm quite happy, I assure you ; tempts to follow ; but is pushed back, and the

Gladly I pronounce good bye !

Lilla. You will change your mind, believe me door shuts. :poi l'seph. What, shut the door in my face! I see

Leop. No; I told you so before.

Lilla. Can you have the heart to leare me? ber. Let there is no chance of getting the pearls; and I shall

Leop. Yes : I'll never see you more. ad Timis be ruined if I stay here; so, I'll e'en pack up my

Lilla. Nerer more ? La premaining treasure, and go over to the Turks. Í got all my money by changing sides, and I'll change

Leop. Never more.

Both. Never more my lore shall leare me;
I Lepto (eo sides to keep it.

Never partno, never more. (Ereint.
Some time ago, I married a wife,

SCENE V.-A Turkish Burial-ground.
And she, poor soul! uas the plague of my life;
I thought, when I lost her, my troubles were done,

Enter Peter, followed by LEOPULD, with a small
Bul, i'faith, I found they're just begun.
Tho' she's

Peter. How fortunate that Lilla should overhear
Still 'tis all one,

Useph discover where his treasures are hidden. But My troubles, alas! are just beyun.

you say we are to carry this money to Colonel Co A magistrate I nest became,

henberg, who will deliver it to the lawful owners. To be impartial was my aim;

Leop. Yes; we are to commit a robbery for the No distinction I made betueen great and small;

public good. So, follow me, Peter. In we go. Plaintiffs, defendants, I feec'd them all : Enter Michael with a sack, and Use'n disguised in Great and small, fleec'd them all.

a long cloak. Turks and Christians, I cheated 'em all

l'seph. Come along, Michael. But make no In praise of honesty, I've heard,

noise, that we may make our escape, undiscovered, As policy, 'tis much preferrid;

to Belgrade. This is the spot where I buried my Then, if 'tis best, in life's repast,

poor, dear wife, two years ago. The daintiest dish I'll laste the last.

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Useph. Ah! many a time, in the dead of the night, Ism. Pray, my lord, return. You are sea'2 have I visited this place.

frontiers of the Austrians, Mich. What the plague, did you want to steal Seras. Not till I recover Catherinr. 7

Hark! I am called to arms. Begone, aide : L'seph. No, no; I ran away with her once, when crescent to the wars. she was alive; and repented it ever afterwards.

AIR.-SERASKIER She was a good soul, but rather turbulent; never

Lore and honour now conspire quiet, till she arrived here; and, now she is at rest,

To rouse my soul with martial fire. I should be sorry to disturb her. There, Michael;

Holy prophet, hear my prayer, that tomb is my banking-house; and, perhaps, it is

Give me once more the charming far not the first banking-house wbere a fortune has been

The Austrian trumpet's bold alarsa buried. However, this is an old established shop,

Breathe defiance to our arms, and all the parties in it quiet, safe people.

Fir'd with ardour to engage, Mich. Then we come to remove the treasure ?

Give me to dare the battle's regs, L'seph. Even so, my boy : I shall take away my

When groans that shall be heard en money, and leave my wife. Many a husband would

Echo to the cannon's roar. think that no had bargain. [Going in, meets PETER

Death stalks triumpharui o'er the he's and LEOPOLD.) Oh, terrible! What do I see! my

On erery side the Christians yneis. riches! Oh! you audacious robbers! Oh! you sa

Still conquest duubly presses crilegious villains !

The locer-soldier's arma, Leop. Now, don't make a noise ; you must be

In prospect he possesses cool.

Complying beauty's charme. Vseph. Why, you impudent varlet! Do you plunder me, and preach to me at the same time? Scene VII.-Castle and rier et Berse. Zounds! I'll never be cool again.

siege commences, Guns firing to this pro 12,9 Leop. Yes, you will. [Sirikes him with a cane.]

to be thrown to fire tẢe ciast paris'in How do you find yourself, now ? (Strikes him again.

are repulsed by a party of destrians 4n 127.3 Useph. Oh! good, kind Leopold, I am cool-in

Soldier fights sone te soord is deed, I am quiet.

Turkish Soldier : bulle inung und des s Leop. Now, then, let's hear what you have to say.

pistol from his belt, and fres ai aue; the Tox Useph. May I, then, without offence, ask what

falls, and is taruan mia the ditch tasi vetera right you have to take my money? I don't ask this

the Castle.-Enter the SERASKIEB and CÀ Cin anger; I am quite cool.

HENBERG fighting. The SERASKIE -Leop. Your money! Why, your name is Heroon

PETER, LEOPOLD, AXSKLM, &C. Mgh ra 2. Joseph Wolfgang Baumbork Blaudenkerstoon

Turkish Soldiers. Useph esteri, Schwertzenbergen.

his sword on the side of the Turks; bus W17 Peter. And this money belongs to one Ben Ya. comb Ben Ali Ben Mustapha.

are sure to be conquered, joiss the 12t3

Drums and trumpets heard all the tis. Leop. An old, roguish magistrate of this village, who used to cheat people of their property. Come, Col. (To the SERASKIER, she is deur R3, . honest Michal, you shall carry this treasure for us learn Christian revenge. to Colonel Cohenberg's.

Enter CATHERINE L'seph. To Colonel Cohenberg's! Why, what the devil

FINALE.-In the course of which, eser Go Leop. What, you want the other dose ?

and LILLA. Useph. No, no.

Cho. Loud let the song of triumpe rise Leop. Well, then, assist Peter in loading Michael.

Bless'd triumph o'er oppress't R Useph. I tell you I will not assist. That

Valour has gain'd the brighies prie Leop. [Strikes him.] Now be cool.

For freedom's roice skall join the Useph. This is d-d hard to make a man acces. Cath. Fortune relenting, from her scorer, sary to robbing himself.

Her richest treasures larish pours;
[They put several bags, which Peter and Leo.

The bliss for which so long ve serie
POLD brought from the tomb, into the sack,

The joys of victory and lore.
then place it on MICHAEL's back, who carries Seras. Vanquish'd, I boast my rictor besra;
it off: USEPH puts one of the bags into his Light were the chairs schick raiz yer
pockel, unseen by Peter or LEOPOLD.- More potent fetters now I find,

Kindness suódues his captive's mind

Cho. Loud let the song of triumpk nie, SCENE VI.-Outer Wall of the Burial-ground.

Bless'd triumph o'er opprett's mej; Several voices are heard crying Follow ! Follow!" Valour has gain'd the brightest prih

For freedom's voice skall guns the worse Enter CATHERINE, LEOPOLD, PETER, MICHAEL, and USEPH.

DUET.-LILLA and Gaite. Cath, Ob, heavens! I am closely pursued

Now while music her strains sont farines Which way shall I escape? My friends, will you

Shall in sveet gratitude's came day: conduct me to Colonel Cohenberg's ?

Tho' untutor'd in skill so delochaza, Leop. Ay, madam, at the hazard of our lives.

Our heartfelt thanks let us AUR Lead on, Useph.


Strains 80 arlless tho've profety
Enter SERASKIER, Ismael, and Guards.

Hearts o'erflowiny xst the per

Cho. Now while music, &e.
Seras. Confusion! My camp destroyed, and Ca. Leop. Al ill-humour ikus denied in fysis

We are, as usual, good-hrering

therine escaped!

1. Happy liberty's blessiny- vogaining,

Trio. A reception so gracious when meeting,
They inspiring our simple lay,

Our duty becomes our delight. ta. Freedom's glorious cause sustaining,


Bright the laurel of victory gracing,
The theme our humble song will raise.
Strains so artless,

The manly brow merit marks it to wear ;-
Though we proffer,

Cho Doubly

į, that laurel while placing
Hearts o'er flowing,

By the loved now, of the favourite fair
Zest the offer.

Toils forgetting, pleasure orting,
Freedom's glorious cause, &c.

Beauty beaming, smiles transport.ro
h. From companions in danger, this greeting

Bright the laurel, $c.

Of friendship, how can we requite ?

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Care. Where are the women ? I'm weary of

drinking, and begin to think them the better comLORD TouchWOOD


Mel. Then thy reason staggers, and thou’rt almost


Care. No, 'faith! but your fools grow noisy; and

if a man must endure the noise of words without

sense, I think the women have more musical voices, BRISK

and become nonsense better.

Mel. Why, they are at the end of the gallery, re-

tired to their tea and scandal. But I made a pre-

tence to follow you, because I had something to say

to you in private, and I am not likely to have many LADY TouchWOCD

opportunities this evening.

Brisk. (Without.} Careless, Careless !

Care. And here's this coxcomb, most critically

come to interrupt you.

Enter BRISK.
Brisk. Boys, boys, lads, where are you? What,
do you give ground? Mortgage for a bottle, eh?

Careless, this is your trick; you're always spoiling

company by leaving it.

Care. And thou art always spoiling company by

coming into it. SCENE I. - A Gallery in Lord Touchwood's house, Brisk. Pooh! Ha, ha, ha! I know you envy me. with chambers adjoining.

Spite, proud spite, by the gods, and burning envy: Enter Careless, crossing the stage, as just risen from takes raillery beiter, you or I. Psha! man, when

I'll be judged by Meliefont here, who gives and
table ; Møllefont following him.

I say you spoil company by leaving it, I mean you

. Ned, Ned, whither so fast? What, turned Icave nobody for the company to laugh at. I think Bincher? Why, you wo' not leaye us ?

there I was with you: eh! Mellefont ?

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