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

SCENE iv                 PART SECOND
SECOND MEMBER
Gad, I didn't expect the figure would have been quite so high!
THIRD MEMBER
The one conviction is that the war in the Peninsula is to go on, and as we are all agreed upon that, what the hell does it matter what their majority is ? '
Enter SHERIDAN.    They all turn inquiringly.
SHERIDAN Have ye heard the latest ?
SECOND MEMBER Ninety-six against us.
SHERIDAN O no—that's ancient history.    I'd forgot it.
THIRD MEMBER
A revolution, because Ministers are not impeached and hanged ?
SHERIDAN
That's in contemplation, when we've got their confessions. But what I meant was from over the water—it is a deuced sight more serious to us than a debate and division that are only like the Liturgy on a Sunday—known beforehand to all the congregation. Why, Bonaparte is going to marry Austria forthwith —the Emperor's daughter Maria Louisa.
THIRD MEMBER
The Lord look down! Our late respected crony Austria! Why, in this very night's debate they have been talking about the laudable principles we have
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