THE DYNASTS ACT m
Some say he was more than honest with the Tsar;
Hinting that his becoming an ally
Makes him accomplice of the Corsican
In the unprincipled dark overthrow
Of his poor trusting childish Spanish friends—
Which gave the Tsar offence.
And our best bid— The last, most delicate dish—a tastelessness.
FIRST CITIZEN What was Prince Schwarzenberg's best bid, I pray ?
The offer of the heir of Austria's hand For Alexander's sister the Grand-Duchess.
He could not have accepted, if or no : She is inscribed as wife for Bonaparte,
FIRST CITIZEN I doubt that text!
Time's context soon will show*
The Russian Cabinet can not for long Resist the ardour of the Russian ranks To march with us the moment we achieve Our first loud victory!
A band is heard playing afar, and snouting.^ People are seen hurrying past in the direction of the sounds. Enter sixth citizen.