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Cha. She wrong'd thee! by the fury in my heart,
Acasts Boy, don't disturb the ashes of the dead
Cha. No, nor shall
Cast. Hah! set me free.
Cast. Now, where art thou fled
Cha. Come from thine, and see what safeguard Shall then betray my fears.
Ser. Cruel Castalio, Sheath up thy angry sword, and don't affright me. Chamont, let once Serina calm thy breast : If any of my friends have done thee injuries, I'll be reveng'd, and love thee better for’t.
Cast. Sir, if you'd have me think you did not take
This opportunity to shew. your vanity,
Cha. Till then, I am Castalio's friend.
160 Farewel, I wish much happiness attend you.
Ser. Chamont's the dearest thing I have on earth; Give me Chamont, and let the world forsake me.
Cha. Witness the gods, how happy I'm in thee! “ No beauteous blossom of the fragrant spring " Though the fair child of nature newly born, “ Can be so lovely.” Angry, unkind Castalio, Suppose I should a while lay by my passions, And be a beggar in Monimia's cause, Might I be heard a
Cast. Sir, 'twas my last request, You would, though I find you will not be satisfy'd; So, in a word, Monimia is my scorn; She basely sent you here to try my fears; That was your business ; “ No artful prostitute, in falsehoods practis'd, “ To make advantage of her coxcomb's follies, « Could have done more." - Disquiet vex her forit.
Cha. Farewel. : [Exit Cha. and Ser.
brave Came to disturb thee thus. I'm griev'd I hinder'd. Thy just resentment But Monimia
Cast. Damn her.
Acast. Don't curse her.
Acast. Methinks, as if I guess, the fault's but small, It might be pardon'd.
Acast. For my sake,
Enter FloreLLA. Flor. My lord, where are you? " Oh, Castalio! “ Acast. Hark. “ Cast. What's that po
Flor. Oh, shew me quickly, where's Castalio.
Flor. Hurry'd by despair,
Cast. Hah! will she ? Does she name Castalio? And with such tenderness? Conduct me quickly To the poor lovely mourner. "Oh, my father 1" Acast. Then wilt thou go? Blessings attend thy
purpose. Cast. I cannot hear Monimia's soul's in sadness, And be a man; my heart will not forget her; “ But do not tell the world you saw this of me."
Acast. Delay not then, but haste and cheer thy love. Cast. Oh! I will throw m'impatient arms about her, In her soft bosom sigh my soul to peace, Till through the panting breast she finds the way To mould my heart, and make it what she will. Monimia! oh!
[Exeunt Acasto and Cast.
· SCENE II.
A Chamber. Enter MONIMIA.
I will not rest till I have found Castalio,
CASTALIO within. Cast. Who talks of dying with a voice so sweet, That life's in love with it?
Mon. Hark! 'tis he that answers. “So, in a camp, though at the dead of night, "If but the trumpet's cheerful noise is heard, “ All at the signal leap from downy rest, “And every heart awakes, as mine does now." Where art thou ?
Cast. [Entering.] Here, my love.
Mon. Oh, were it possible that we could drown
Cast. Is't then so hard, Monimia, to forgive