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fall before ther, fixed as the founded rock, my Fal. Nay, nay; I ought not to be sorry at your
have, hitherto, been the Seraskier's favourite ; and
you are two dangerous rivals.-Oh! here she comes.
Enter CATHERINE from the lent.
Cath. This intelligence of Cohenberg's safety, eras. Despatch himn, slaves!
gives me new life. Now let fortune do her worst.
Well, Fatima, are the sentinels bribed to let us
Fat. I gave Selim the gold, as you desired; who,
aoubtless, has obeyed your orders.
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.
Cath. Why do you tremble, Lilla ?
Lilla. No, my lady-yes-yes-yes, I believe I
am a little afraid.
of Austrians enter from the tower, with PETE!, talk finely to me, as you did a little while ago, and
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;
Hope's promis'd hour of bliss is near.
Yet dangers surrounding,
My reason confounding
Ah! whither shall I fly!
Enter a Turkish Soldier.
Soll. The drums are beating to arms; we expect
to be attacked every moment.
[Erit. And we shew our valour in drinkiny.
Cuth. Come, Lilla. Adieu, kind Fatima! [Eround.
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.
Leop. Lilla not to be found! Oh! she is in the
plot; I am sure she is; she has done it on purpose,
Î knew she would run away when I married her: I
Peter. 'Tis a pity, indeed.
Peter. Well, then, 'tis not a pity. What a playtie,
Leop. Rot your sorrow! No.
Lilla. Yes, your ladyship, that I will as soon as Leop. But are you really sorry for me, Peter?
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
Leop. Give me your hand, then. I ask your par-
Peter. Why was you provoked tben?
Leop. No, I was not; but I mean that I say I
mean—Zounds! I don't know what I meaa.
In the heat of the batile you knov I was cool;
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them to gb
04. Io lile non
While ourselves and our neighbours
Enter an Austriaa Soldiez.
Sold. (To LILLA.) Our Colozel is ze
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.
Ūseph. (Aside to MICHAEL) OL, b
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
[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:
Useph, I hare some of the most bears't be
Lilla. (Aside.) I believe I had bes: fals thes
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
pray, be kind enough to turn thai sad 4 ja-
my pearls again, dear.
[Erit Soldier. Lilla. Why, I thought you gave them 11 22
Lilla. Well, I have looked at thes,
Enter two Soldiers.
Lilla. Turn him out.
Useph. I won't go without my pears i
(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,
Al length, to thee I may aspire;
Honest at last,
Tir'd of the past,
Perhaps, as a change; I may try it at last. (Esil.
SCENE IV.-A Room at Colonel Cohenberg's.
Enter LEOPOLD and LILLA.
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.
Lilla. And with all mine.
DUET.-LEOPOLD and Lilla.
Lilla. Though you think by this to ver me,
Lore no more can give me pain.
Leop. Vainly strive not to perpler me,
You shall dupe me ne'er again.
Lilla. Now your falsehood is requited, më ļos. Useph. Yes, in any house-Colonel Cohenberg's,
I'll enjoy a single life.
Leop. Hark! to glory I'm invited,
By the cheerful drum and fife.
Lilla. By consent, then, now we serer,
Leop Lore's all nonsense, freedom's sweet ;
Lilla. And we take our leare for ever,
Leop. Never more again to meet.
Lilla. Nerer more ? man-I'm glad to see you-I say a young woman
Lcop. Nerer more.
Lilla. I don't want, sir, to allure you ;
I don't wish your stay, not I.
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;
Never partno, never more. (Ereint.
SCENE V.-A Turkish Burial-ground.
Enter Peter, followed by LEOPULD, with a small
Peter. How fortunate that Lilla should overhear
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.
Mich. I recollect it
so I espátu (vate property appearl
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;
The bliss for which so long ve serie
The joys of victory and lore.
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
Hearts o'erflowiny xst the per
Cho. Now while music, &e.
We are, as usual, good-hrering
1. Happy liberty's blessiny- vogaining,
Trio. A reception so gracious when meeting,
Our duty becomes our delight. ta. Freedom's glorious cause sustaining,
Bright the laurel of victory gracing,
The manly brow merit marks it to wear ;-
į, that laurel while placing
By the loved now, of the favourite fair
Toils forgetting, pleasure orting,
Beauty beaming, smiles transport.ro
Bright the laurel, $c.
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.
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
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 ?