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The groans that issue, or the tears that fall;
Alv. Peace, villain'
Zan. While I live, old man, I'll speak :
Alon. Who called Alonzo ?
Alon. Again! 'Tis Carlos' voice, and I obey.
Zan. Good ruffians, give me leave; my blood is yours, The wheel's prepared, and you shall have it all. Let me but look one moment on the dead, [Alonzo's body. And pay yourselves with gazing on my pangs. [He goes to Is this Alonzo? Where's the haughty mien ? Is that the hand which smote me? Heavens, how pale ! And art thou dead? So is my enmity. I war not with the dust. The great, the proud, The
conqueror of Afric, was my foe. A lion preys not upon carcasses. This was the only method to subdue me. Terror and doubt fall on me : all thy good Now blazes, all thy guilt is in the grave. Never had man such funeral applause : If I lament thec, sure thy worth was great. O vengeance, I have followed thee too far, And to receive me, hell blows all her fires. [Exeunt. William Mason.
Awfulness of a Scene of Pagan Rites.
friends, If shapes like his be but the fancy's coinage, Surely there is a hidden power that reigns 'Mid the lone majesty of untamed Nature, Controlling sober Reason; tell me else, Why do these haunts of barbarous Superstition O’ercome me thus ? I scorn them; yet they awe me.
And yet, my
Summoned to pass the spacious realms of time,
Solitude on a Battle-Field.
yon dark branches, spreading o'er the brook
prone to error is our mortal frame, Time could not step without a trace of horror,
If wary nature on the human heart,
Fortitude. .. But, prince, remember then The vows, the noble tears of affliction; Preserve the quick humanity it gives, The pitying, social sense of human weakness ; Yet keep thy stubborn fortitude entire. The manly heart that to another's woe Is tender, but superior to its own. Learn to submit, yet learn to conquer fortune; Attach thee firmly to the virtuous deeds And offices of life; to life itself, With all its vain and transient joys, sit loose. Chief, let devotion to the sovereign mind, A steady, cheerful, absolute dependence In his best, wisest government, possess thee. In thoughtless gay prosperity, when all Attends our wish, when naught is seen around us But kneeling slavery, and obedient fortune; Then are blind mortals apt within themselves To fly their stay, forgetful of the Giver ;
But when thus humbled, Alfred, as thou art,
GUSTAVUS VASA; OR, THE DELIVERER OF HIS
GustavUS VASA, King of Sweden, escapes from the hands of CHRIS
TIERN, King of Denmark (who had reduced Sweden), and prevails upon the Dalecarlians to throw off the Danish yoke. He finally over
throws the Usurper, and delivers his Country. Mountains of Dalecarlia.-Enter Gustavus as a peasant;
SIVARD and Dalecarlians following.
your chaste wives, to spread their beds with softness ; Then go ye forth, and with your proper hands Conduct your masters in; conduct the sons