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

THE DYNASTS                   ACT iv
SPIRIT OF THE PITIES
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But see the intolerable antilogy Of making figments feel.
SPIRIT IRONIC
Logics in that. IT does not, I must own, quite play the game.
CHORUS OF IRONIC SPIRITS (aerial music)
And this day wins for Ulm a dingy fame,
Which centuries shall not bleach from her old name /
The procession of Austrians continues till the scene is hidden by haze.
SCENE  VI
LONDON.      SPRING  GARDENS
Before LORD MALMESBURY'S house, on a Sunday morning in the same autumn.    Idlers pause and gather in the background. PITT enters, and meets LORD MULGRAVE.
MULGRAVE
Good  day,   Pitt     Ay,   these  leaves  that  skim  the
ground
With withered voices, hint that sunshine-time Is well-nigh past.—And so .the game's begun Between him and the Austro-Russian force, As second movement in the faceabout From Boulogne shore, with which he has hocussed
us?— What has been heard on't?    Have they clashed as
yet?
PITT
The Emperor Francis, partly at my instance, Has thrown the chief command on General Mack,
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