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

SCENE v                     PART FIRST
FIRST CITIZEN
Well, well! Nelson is the man who ought to have been banqueted to-night. But he is coming to Town in a coach different from these!
SECOND CITIZEN Will they bring his poor splintered body home ?
FIRST CITIZEN
Yes. They say he's to be tombed in marble, at St. Paul's or Westminster. We shall see him if he lays in state. It will make a patriotic spectacle for a fine day.
BOY
How can you see a dead man, father, after so long ?
FIRST CITIZEN
They'll embalm him, my boy, as they did all the great Egyptian admirals.
BOY His lady will be handy for that, won't she?
FIRST CITIZEN       f Don't ye ask awkward questions.
SECOND CITIZEN Here's another coming!
FIRST CITIZEN
That's my Lord Chancellor Eldon. Wot he'll say, and wot he'll look!—Mr. Pitt will be here soon.
BOY
I don't like Billy.    He killed Uncle John's parrot.
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