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

SCENE viz                  PART SECOND
So one of Austrian blood his pomp selects To be his bride and bulwark—not our own. Thus are you coolly shelved!
Me, mother dear ? You, faith, if I may say it dutifully! Had all been left to me, some time ere now He would have wedded Kate.
How so, my son ? Catharine was plighted, and it could not be.
Rather you swiftly pledged and married her, To let Napoldon have no chance that way. But Anne remained.
How Anne ?—so young a girl! Sane Nature would have cried indecency At such a troth.
Time would have tinkered that, And he was well-disposed to wait awhile; But the one test he had no temper for Was the apparent slight of unresponse Accorded his impatient overtures By our suspensive poise of policy,
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