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

THE DYNASTS
THIRD PASSENGER I much doubt his intention to come at all.
Some companies of infantry are seen ahead, and the coach presently overtakes them.
SOLDIERS (singing as they walk)
We be the King's men, hale and hearty, Marching to meet one Buonaparty ; If he won't sail, lest the wind should blow, We shall have marched for nothing, O!
Right fol-lol!
We be the King's men, hale and hearty, Marching to meet one Buonaparty ; If he be sea-sick, says " No, no !" We shall have marched for nothing, O!
Right foUol!
The soldiers draw aside, and the coach passes onu
SECOND PASSENGER
Is there truth in it that Bonaparte wrote a letter to the King last month ?
FIRST PASSENGER
Yes, sir. A letter in his own hand, in which he expected the King to reply to him in the same manner.
SOLDIERS (continuing, as they are left behind),
We be the King's men, hale and hearty, Marching to meet one Buonaparty ; Never mind, mates; well be merry, though We may have marched for nothing, O!
Right fol-lol! 18