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

SCENE ii                  PART SECOND
GODOY (kissing her)
The first thought now is how to get you back Within the Palace walls.    Why would you risk To come here on a night so critical ?
QUEEN (passionately)
F could not help it—nay, I would not help ! Rather than starve my soul I venture all.— Our last love-night—last, maybe, of long years, Why do you chide me now ?
GODOY
Dear Queen, I do not:
I shape these sharp regrets but for your sake. Hence you must go, somehow, and quickly too. They think not yet of you in threatening thus, But of me solely. . . . Where does your lady wait ?
QUEEN
Below.    One servant with her.    They are true, And can be let know all.    But you—but you !
(Uproar continues.)
GODOY
I can escape.    Now call them.    All three cloak And veil as when you came.
They retreat into the room. QUEEN MARIA LUISA'S lady-in-waiting and servant are summoned. Enter both. All three then muffle themselves up, and GODOY prepares to conduct the QUEEN downstairs.
QUEEN
Nay, now!    I will not have it.    We are safe ; Think of yourself.    Can you get out behind ?
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