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

THE DYNASTS                    ACT v
NAPOLEON
No, my dearest spouse, but we are together! (Calling out to the equerry.) Drive through Soissons—paSs the pavilion of reception without stopping, and don't halt till we reach CompiŁgne.
He sits down in the coach and is shut in, MURAT laughing silently at the scene.    Exeunt carriages and riders towards Soissons.
CHORUS OF IRONIC SPIRITS (aerial music)
First 'twas a finished coquette, And now ifs a raw ingdnue.— Blonde instead of brunette, An old wife doffed for a new.
Shell bring him a baby,
As quickly as maybe, And that's what he wants her to do,
Hoo-hoo ! And that's what he wants her to do !
SPIRIT OF THE YEARS What lewdness lip those wry-formed phantoms there ?
IRONIC SPIRITS
Nay, Showman Years /    With holy reverent air We hymn the nuptials of the Imperial pair.
The rain thickens to a mist and obscures the scene.
SCENE VII
PETERSBURG.     THE  PALACE  OF  THE  EMPRESS-MOTHER
___One of  the   private   apartments   is  disclosed,  in which the
Empress-mother and Alexander are seated.
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