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

SCENE ii                  PART SECOND
ii
" To warrant such !    Enough.    Our comfort is,  the crime of further strife lies not with France" '
SPIRIT OF THE PITIES
Alas ! what prayer will save the struggling lands, Whose lives are ninepins to these bowling hands ?
CHORUS OF RUMOURS
France secretly with—Russia plights her troth ! Britain, that lonely isle, is slurred by both.
SPIRIT SINISTER
It is as neat as an uncovered check at chess ! You may now mark Foxs blank countenance at finding himself thus rewarded for tlze good turn dcme to Bonaparte, and at the extraordinary conduct of his chilly friend the Muscovite.
SPIRIT OF THE PITIES
His hand so trembles it can scarce retain
The quill wherewith he lets Lord Yarmouth know
Reserve is no more needed!
SPIRIT IRONIC
2tfow enters another character of this remarkable little piece—Lord Lauderdale—and again the messengers fty!
SPIRIT OF THE PITIES
But what strange figure, pale and noiseless, comes, By us perceived, unrecognized by those, Into the very closet and retreat Of England9s Minister ? 191