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

SCENE vi                   PART SECOND
FIRST LADY Us?
THIRD LADY
Russia ?    Austria ?
FIFTH LADY
Neither : England.—Yea, Her he still holds the master mischief-mind, And marrer of the countries7 quietude, By exercising untold tyranny Over all ports and seas.
SECOND LADY
Then England's doomed! When he has overturned the Russian rule, England   comes   next   for   wrack.     They  say  that
know! . . .
Look—he has entered by the Royal doors And makes the Palace his.—Now let us go!— Our course, alas ! is—whither ?
[Exeunt ladies. The curtain drops temporarily.
SEMICHORUS I OF IRONIC SPIRITS (aerial music)
Deeming himself omnipotent
With the Kings of the Christian continent\
To warden the waves was his further bent.
SEMICHORUS II
But the weaving Will from eternity, {Hemming them in by a circling sea) Evolved the fleet of the Englishry.
SEMICHORUS I
The wane of his armaments ill-advised^ At Trafalgdr, to a force despised, Was a wound which never has cicatrized.
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