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Full text of "The Dynasts : Parts First And Second"

FORE SCENE                   PART    FIRST
The Will has woven toitk an absent heed Since life first was ; and ever will so weave.
SPIRIT SINISTER
Hence we've rare dramas going—more so since ft wove Its web in thai Ajacdan womb !
SPIRIT OF THE YEARS
IVe/l, no more thus on what no mind can mete. Our scope is bid to register and watch By means of this great gift accorded us— The free trajection of our entities.
SPIRIT OF THE PITIES
On t/tings terrene, then, I would say that though The human news wherewith the Rumours stirred us May please thy temper, Years, 'twere better far Such deeds were nulled, and fkis strange man's career Wound up, as making inharmonious jars In her creation whose meek wraith we know. The more that he, turned man of mere traditions > Now profits naug/tf.    For the large potencies Instilled into his idiosyncrasy— To throne fair Liberty in Privilege* room— Are taking taint, and sink to common plots For kis own gain,
SHADE OF THE EARTH
And w/io} tkcn> Cordial One, Wouldst substitute for this Intractable ?
CHORUS OF THE PITIES (aerial music)
We would establish those of kindlier build,
In fair Compassions skilled^ Men of deep art in life-development; Watchers and warders of thy varied lands\ 9