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

THE DYNASTS                     ACT i
FIRST SPY
Anything about the little island which shall be nameless ?
SECOND SPY
Much ; and startling, too. " Why are we at war ? " says Napoldon when they met.—"Ah—why!" said t'other,—"Well," said Boney, " I am fighting you only as an ally of the English, and you are simply serving them, and not yourself, in fighting me."—<c In that case," says Alexander, "we shall soon be friends, for I owe her as great a grudge as you."
FIRST SPY Dammy, go that length, did they!
SECOND SPY
Then they plunged into the old story about English selfishness, and greed, and duplicity. But the climax related to Spain, and it amounted to this : they agreed that the Bourbons of the Spanish throne should be made to abdicate, and Bonaparte's relations set up as sovereigns instead of them.
FIRST SPY
Somebody must ride like hell to let our Cabinet know!
SECOND SPY
I have written it down in cipher, not to trust to memory, and to guard against accidents.—They also agreed that France should have the Pope's dominions, Malta, and Egypt; that Napoleon's brother Joseph should have Sicily as well as Naples, and that they would partition the Ottoman Empire between them,
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