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fall before ther, fixed as the founded rock, my Fat. 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 try.
have, hitherto, been the Seraskier's favourite ; and ras. l'll hear no more.
you are two dangerous rivals.-Oh! here she comes. . [Kneels.] Preserve my Catherine, heaven! Muffled drums, The Slaves put the cord round
Enter CATHERINE from the tent. his neck, and prepare to strangle him.
Cath. This intelligence of Cohenberg's safety, Tas, Despatch him, 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. eras. Distraction! we are betrayed,
Cath. So, Lilla, I find you are to be my guide to Pol. Off, off! ye slaves.
the castle. Are you sure you know the way?
Lilla. Yes, my lady; 'tis by the private path, er ANSELM, PETER, LEOPOLD, 80:-ANSELM which leads directly to it. I dare say we shall be lives the Colonel a sword. Slaves go off: ANSELM. safe.
[Trembling. PETER, and LEOPOLD go into the tower, SERAS
Cath. Why do you tremble, Lilla ? GIER re-enters with his suurd drawn; the Colonel ights with him, and drives him off: The Turks are am a little afraid.
Lilla. No, my lady-yes-yes-yes, I believe I Triven from the tower; the Turkish flag is tahen
Cath, Oh, for shame! You a lover! Consider. lown, and the Austrian colours hoisted. A party
Lilla. No, I won't consider. Now, prav, madam. Austrians enter from the tower, with PETER, talk tinely to me, as you did a little while agn, and LEOPOLD, Anselm, and Peasants. Col. Cohen don't let me think of difficulties. BERG Enters. Drums and trumpets.
Cath, Difficulties ! they are the test of virtue, the Col. The villain has escaped me in the throng. spur to courage: the noble mind would lose half its It, oh! Catherine is no where to be found. splendour, were it not for the pleasure of surmountPeter. A Turkish soldier told me, even now, some ing difficulties rsemen bore her over yonder plain.
AIR.-CATHERINE. 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. Put an end to all our quarrels;
Yet dangers surrounding, In a brimming cup our joys we'll find,
My reason confounding From the vine we'll pluck our quarrels.
Ah! whither shall I fly!
Enter a Turkish Soldier.
Sold. The drums are beating to arms; we expect Till our wine, like the for, retreats apace,
to be attacked every moment. And we shew our valour in drinhiny.
(Ereunt. Peter. [Without. The enemy's camp's on fire.
Plunder's the word.
Enter PETER, LEOPOLD, ANSELM, Peasants, 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 CHORUS.
plot; I am sure she is; she has done it on purpose. On the warlike plains descending, I knew she would run away when I married her: I Night, in pity, casts her reil;
Peter. 'Tis a pity, indeed.
. Leop. 'Tis false 'tis not a pity. Eater Fatima and Lilla.—Lilla in an elegant mustn't I be sorry for you?
Peter. Well, then, 'tis not a pity. What a plague,
Leop. Rot your sorrow! No.
for Peter? I can.
Peter. To be sure I am : you know the friendFat. 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?
together. Lilla. Pleasures, madam, what are they?
Leop. Give me your hand, then. I ask your parFat
. Why, 'tis our pleasure to obey bis highness, don. "But why will you provoke me? 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
SONG.- LEOPOLD. understand there are five-and-twenty; if so, what a pity you should only bave one husband amongst How proroking your doubts! Do you think I'm a fwi! you.
In the heat of the batile you knoy I was cool;
While ourselves and our neighbours
Enter an Austrian Soldier.
Sold. (To Lilla.] Our Colozel is xa
madam; but I shall be happy to attend Mahomedans hashing.
ship. But need I care for that, since time is on the wing;
Useph. (To the Soldier.] Harkye! * You see I am merry, you hear how I sing.
TJ. de rol, &c.
who is this pretty piece of camp furader
Sold. Hush! 'tis our Colonel's leer. I 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;
Useph. (Aside to MICHAEL) OL While great smooth-chinn'd fribbles, know my cue.-Leare us, Michael (Ex X With vile squeaking trebles,
-Useph bows to LILLA.) How happy an* Chant her praises to cheer
see your ladyship returned! The Ciesel That cruel Seraskier!
amiable creature; he does me the baner.Till the handkerchief's thrown-But, then, what's my house: it was mine yesterday. Indieci that to me?
got to ask my leave; but true politeness : It can't make me uneasy—I'm happy, you see. trifles. He must have a number of
Tol de rol, &c.
things at his disposal. Oh! if ever I sbie It can't make me uneasy-I'm happy, you see, be appointed a commissary-and if you
[E.reunt. would but stand my friend-Pray, is
fond of jewels ? SCENE II.-An Apartment at Col. Cohenberg's. Lilla. (Aside.) If I speak to him, bels
voice. Enter an Austrian Soldier, and LILLA, veiled. Useph. I have some of the most beaut
Sold. Pray, walk this way; our colonel will be which I should be proud to preseet to peer ladys. so glad to see you.
lofenac Lillu. Indeed, sir, he won't.
Lilla. (Aside.) I believe I had best take the Sold. Oh! but I am sure he will, my lady.
prevent further questions. (Tales o Lilla. Sir!
Useph. (Aside.) I cae see that she is used Sold. I beg your ladyship’s pardon ; but, though
bribery. bred in the ranks, I know good manners.
Enter & Soldier. Lilla. Ah! that's my misfortune. I wish you did Sold. The Colonel is not returned yet, se not; for, then, you would quit the room, and let me till he do, we shall be proud to obey the wiki alone.
(Soldier bous, and exit. noble commander. Usepl. Without.] Come along, Michael.
Lilla. (Throws open her reil.] I ans se bo Lilla. Oh, beavens! that wretch, Useph! What sir, shall I do! Though, perhaps, he won't know me in Useph. Why, heyday! Zounds! this is sy.. this dress
(Retires. that ought to be. Enter an Austrian Soldier, conducting in USEPH and since you say, sir, you will ebeş sy Com
Lilla. I'll not be the wife of any of you to Michael. USEPH dressed as an Austrian officer.
pray, be kicd enough to ters that wicked old jer Useph. Pray, don't disturb the noble Colonel ; | tice of peace out of the house. but when his honour is quite at leisure, let his ho- Soud. Oh! that we will directlr. nour know that I humbly wait to offer my congra- Useph. What, turn me out of the house! tulations. My name is Heoon Joseph Wolfgang d-d good joke. Well, but, Lilla, l'l trochie Baumbork Blandenkerstoon Schwartzenbergen. for
my pearls again, dear.
[Erit Soldier. Lilla. Why, I thought you gave them to Mich. Why, heyday! I thought your name had Useph. Yes, I gave them you to lot. been Ben Yacomb Ben Mustapha.
Lilla. Well, I have looked at them all Useph. Ay, that was my Turkish title; but it very well. won't do now the Austrians are our masters. I Úseph. Come, come; I must bare og jeres think I have got a good name, en! Michael ?
Enter taro 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 pearls. ** low, Michael ; I'll recommend you to the Colonel, peril, detain them. Lookye ! my ladales when I am appointed to some post of great emolu- gistrate; I see you are well-dispised passie, ment under him: you shall be my deputy, and do so I'll explain to you the nature of justice a all the business for me,-[Aside.) and I'll take all
vate property. For instance : my pestmy pearls
(Soldiers pass Mich. So I will. I have often wondered where
'Lilla. Ha, ha, ha! I think I shall beca the deuce you could conceal your
you, Mr. Justice. I am glad I know the Useph. Ay, that's a secret i mean to let you into; of the fine lady that came away with se.
money is hidden. I wish I had told tha: gran for I don't think my hoards are quite safe in this time of warlike combustion. We'll remove them, say she is the Colonel's wife. A! bat ere Michael.
(Lilla listens: Laps, he would have been angry with seis Mich. But where are they?
her. Well, thanks to fortune, here I am a 5Useph. Why, you know the burying-place, about so, I'll think no more of past dangers, a mile off, which the Turks hold só sacred. In the
AIR.-LILLA muiddle of that ground stands a high and spacious tomb; there I have bid it. But, inum!
Domestic peace, my soul's desire,
The dearest bliss faie cos.d beatis,
At length, to thee I may aspire;
Honest at last,
Tir'd of the past,
Perhaps, as a change, I may try it at last. (Erit.
SCENE IV-A Room at Colonel Cohenberg's.
Enter LEOPOLD and LILLA. CENE III.-Outside of Colonel Cohenberg's Lilla. My dear Leopold, how glad I am to see House.
you! Was it not lucky that I heard Useph say
where his riches were ? repr discovered being pushed out of the house by
Leop. Yes, very lucky. Aside.] Not a word of two Soldiers.
the pearls yet.-Well, but, Lilla, I say this fine Useph. Well, but hear me: I say, that-toere ! dress of yours—Zounds! I can't bear to look at it. Hey have turned me out, and won't hear me. No.
Lilla. 'What, more suspicions, Leopold ? ! Ty will attend to me. What a miserable dog I Leop. No, my suspicions are vanished. 1.! 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.
DUET.-LEOPOLD and LILLA.
Lilla. Though you think by this to ver me,
Lore no more can give me pain. ertain person.
Leop. Vainly strive not to perples me,
You shall dupe me ne'er again. Leop. And you gave them to Lilla ?
Lilla. Now your falsehood is requited, Useph. Yes, in my house-Colonel Cohenberg's,
I'll enjoy a single life. mean; for there she is.
(Knocks. Leop. What, Lilla there! Oh, ho !
Leop. Hark! to glory I'm invited,
By the cheerful drum and fife. Sold. ! Within.) What, you won't go along !
Lilla. By consent, then, now we sever,Comes oul, and sees LEOPOLD.) Ha! brother sol.
Love's all nonsense, freedom's sweet ; lier, how are you?
Lilla. And we take our leare for ever, Leop. Very well, thankye. Well, and so you are pere.And how are you? Isn't there a young wo
Leop. Never more again to meet.
Lilla. Never more ? man-I'm glad to see you say a young woman
Leop. Never more. -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.
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.
Leop. No; I told you so before. Useph. What, shut the door in my face ! I see
Lilla. Can you have the heart to leave me? there is no chance of getting the pearls; and I shall
Leop. Yes : I'll never see you more. be ruined if I stay here; so, I'll e'en pack up my
Lilla. Never more ? | remaining 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 love shall leare me ; | sides to keep it.
Never partno, never more. (Ereint. AIR.-USEPH. Some time ago, I married a wife,
SCENE V.-A Turkish Burial-ground. And she, poor soul! was 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 gone,
Peter. How fortunate that Lilla should overbear Still 'tis all one,
Useph discover where his treasures are hidden. But My troubles, alas! are just begun.
you say we are to carry this money to Colonel Co A magistrate I nert 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 between 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 Useyn disguised in
a long cloak. Turks and Christians, I cheated 'em all
Useph. 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 preferr'd;
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 taste the last,
Mich. I recollect it
Useph. Ah! many a time, in the dead of the night, Ism. Pray, my lord, return. You are su have I visited this place.
frontiers of the Austrians, Mich. What the plague, did you want to steal Seras. Not till I recover Catherian. They
Hark! I am called to arms. Begone, ad es Useph. No, no; I ran away with her once, when crescent to the wars.
Era L she was alive; and repented it ever afterwards.
AIR.-SERASKIEL She was a good soul, but rather turbulent; never
Love 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 fair not the first banking-house where a fortune has been
The Austrian trumpet's bold alars buried. However, this is an old established shop,
Breathe defiance to our arms. and all the parties in it quiet, safe people.
Fir'd rrith ardour to engage, Mich. Then we come to remove the treasure ?
Give me to dare the battle's rage, Useph. Even so, my boy: I shall take away my
When groans that shall be heard 9 mm money, and leave my wife. Many a husband would
Echo to the cannor's roar. think that no had bargain, [Going in, meets PETER
Death stalks triumphant o'er the field and LEOPOLD.) Oh, terrible! What do I see! my
On every side the Christianu greld. riches! Oh! you audacious robbers! Oh! you sa
Still conquest doubly presses crilegious villains!
The lover-soldier's arms, Leop. Now, don't make a noise; you must be
In prospect he possesses cool.
Complying beauty's charmi. Useph. Why, you impudent varlet! Do you plunder me, and" preach to me at the same time? SCENE VII.—Castle and riex of BelgradeZounds! I'll never be cool again.
siege commences. Guns firing inalis sy farz, saya Leop. Yes, you will. Strikes him with a cane.]
to be thrown to fire the citadel Aparty e To How do you find yourself, now ? [Strikes him again.
are repulsed by a party of Austrian A as Useph. Oh! good, kind Leopold, I am cool-in
Soldier fights some time será is hand deed, I am quiet.
Turkish Soldier; bai, irisg si suund, seks Leop. Now, then, let's hear what you have to say.
pistol from his belt, end fires ar kom; she Turk Useph. May I, then, without offence, ask what
falls, and is tarvinn into the ditch that we right you have to take my money? I don't ask this
the Castle.--Enter the SERASKIE and Col. Cin anger; I am quite cool.
HENBERG fighting. The SERASTIE Leop. Your money! Why, your name is Heroon
PETER, LEOPOLD, ANSELM, &c. fight rus as Joseph Wolfgang Baumbork Blaudenkerstoon
Turkish Soldiers. USEPH enten, und in Schwertzenbergen,
his sword on the side of the Turks, but findings Peter. And this money belongs to one Ben Ya.
are sure to be conquered, pasas she was comb Ben Ali Ben Mustapha.
Drums and trumpets heard all the time. Leop. An old, roguish magistrate of this village, who used to cheat people of their property. Come, Col. [To the SERASKIER, who is devem ) Rs, an! honest Michael, you shall carry this treasure for us learn Christian revenge. to Colonel Cohenberg's.
Enter CATHERINE Useph. To Colonel Cohenberg's! Why, what the devil
FINALE.-In the course of which, ester Gam. Leop. What, you want the other dose ?
and LILLA. Useph. No, no.
Cho. Loud let the song of triumpk riae, Leop. Well, then, assist Peter in loading Michael.
Bless'd triumph o'er oppression't know Useph. I tell you I will not assist. That
Valour has gain'd the brightex prices Leop. (Strikes him.] Now be cool.
For freedom's voice skall jus the le Useph. This is d-d hard to make a man acces. Cath. Fortune relenting, from her stores, sary to robbing himself.
Her richest treasures larisk pours;
POLD brought from the tomb, into the sack, The joys of victory and love.
Kindness subdues his captive's mind
Cho. Loud let the song of triumph riza, SCENE VI.-Outer Wall of the Burial-ground.
Bless'd triumph o'er oppression's way; Several voices are heard crying “Follow ! Follow!" Valour has gain'd the brightest prize,
For freedom's voice skall join the leg. Enter CATHERINE, LEOPOLD, PETER, MICHAEL, and USEPH.
DUET.-LILLA and Ga.. Cath. Oh, heavens! I am closely pursued - Now while music her strains mort inrates Which way shall ( escape? My friends, will you Shall in sveet gratitude's caure deping: conduct me to Colonel Cohenberg's ?
Tho' untutor'd in skill se delighting, Leop. Ay, madam, at the hazard of our lives.
Our heartfelt thanks let them dyr Lead on, Useph.
Strains so artless tho're profe,
Hearts o'er flouiny seat the offer Enter SERASKIER, Ismael, and Guards. Cho. Now while music, &c. Seras. Confusion! My camp destroyed, and Ca. Leop. AU ill-humour thus venied in kiyiniz therine escaped !
We are, as tusnal, good-humer'dan
Happy liberty's blessiny- cegaining, Trio. A reception so gracious wlien meeting,
Our duty becomes our delight.
Bright the laurel of victory gracing,
Ghi The manly brow merit marks it to wear ;-
js that laurel while placing Hearts o'erflowing,
By the lov im of the favourile fair Zest the offer.
Toils forgetting, pleasur. urting, Freedom's glorious cause, &c.
Beauty beaming, smiles transporter 1. From companions in danger, this greeting
Bright the laurel, &c. of friendship, how can we requite !
Care. Where are the women ? I'm weary of
drinking, and begin to think them the better comLORD TOUCHWOOD
pany. LORD FROTH
Mel. Then thy reason staggers, and thou’rt almost Sir PAUL PLIANT
Care. No, 'faith! but your fools grow noisy; and MELLEFONT
if a man must endure the noise of words without CARELESS
sense, I think the women have more musical voices, BRISK
and become nonsense better. SAYGRACE
Mel. Why, they are at the end of the gallery, reThomas
tired to their tea and scandal. But I made a preTIMOTHY.
tence to follow you, because I had something to say
to you in private, and I am not likely to have many LADY TouchWOOD
opportunities this evening.
Brisk. (Without. Careless, Careless !
Care. And here's this coxcomb, most critically
come to interrupt you. Servants.
Enter Barsk. 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 ACT I.
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 ; MELLEFONT following him.
I say you spoil company by leaving it, I mean you Mel. Ned, Ned, whither so fast? What, turned leave nobody for the company to laugh at. I think fincher? Why, you wo' not leaye us ?
there I was with you : eh! Mellefont ?