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

vm                  PART FIRST
are spoken to by the dying man.    The Bishop afterwards withdraws from the bed and comes to the landing where the others are.
TOMLINE
A list of his directions has been drawn, And feeling somewhat more at mental ease He asks Sir Walter if he has long to live. Farquhar just answered, in a soothing tone, That hope still frailly breathed recovery. At this my dear friend smiled and shook his head, As if to say : " I can translate your words, But I reproach not friendship's lullabies."
ROSE
Rest he required ; and rest was not for him. FARQUHAR comes forward as they wait.
FARQUHAR
His spell of concentration on these things, Determined now, that long have wasted him, Have left him in a numbing lethargy, From which I fear he may not rouse to strength For speech with earth again.
ROSE
But hark.    He does. They listen.
PITT My country!    How I leave my country ! . . .
TOMLINE
Ah,-
Immense the matter those poor words contain!
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