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

THE DYNASTS                    ACTV
been acting upon in affording assistance to the Emperor Francis in his struggle against"the violence and ambition of France I
SECOND MEMBER Boney safe on that side, what may not befall!
THIRD MEMBER
We had better make it up with him, and shake hands all round.
SECOND MEMBER
Shake heads seems most natural in the case. O House of Hapsburg, how hast thou fallen!
Enter WHITBREAD, LORD HUTCHINSON, LORD GEORGE CAVENDISH, GEORGE PONSONBY, WINDHAM, LORD GREY, BARING, ELLIOT, and other members, some drunk. The conversation becomes animated and noisy; several move off to the card-room, and the scene closes.
SCENE  V
THE  OLD  WEST  HIGHWAY  OUT   OF  VIENNA
The spot is where the road passes under the slopes of the Wiener Wald, with its beautiful forest scenery.
DUMB SHOW
A procession of enormous length, composed of eighty carriages —many of them drawn by six horses and one by eight—and escorted by detachments of cuirassiers, yeomanry, and other cavalry, is quickening its speed along the highway from the city.
The six-horse carriages contain a multitude of Court officials, ladies of the Court, and other Austrian nobility. The eight-horse coach contains a rosy, blue-eyed girl of eighteen, with full red lips, round figure, and pale auburn hair. She is MARIA LOUISA, and her eyes are red from recent weeping. The COUNTESS DE LAZANSKY, Grand Mistress of the Household, in the carriage with her, and the
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