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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 Compi£gne.
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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