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DRAMATIC POEM.

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
“ Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

BY LORD BYRON.

A NEW EDITION.

LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE-STREET.

1819.

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DRAMATIS PERSONÆ.

MANFRED.

CHAMOIS HUNTER.

ABBOT OF ST. MAURICE.

MANUEL.

HERMAN.

WITCH OF THE ALPS.

ARIMANES.
NEMESIS.
THE DESTINIES.
SPIRITS, &c.

The Scene of the Drama is amongst the Higher Alps-partly in the

Castle of Manfred, and partly in the Mountains.

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MANFRED.

ACT 1.

SCENE I.

Manfred aloneScene, a Gothic gallery-Time,

Midnight.

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Man. THE lamp must be replenish'd, but even then
It will not burn so long as I must watch:
My slumbers—if I slumber—are not sleep,
But a continuance of enduring thought,
Which then I can resist not: in

my

heart
There is a vigil, and these eyes but close
To look within ; and yet I live, and bear
The aspect and the form of breathing men.
But grief should be the instructor of the wise;
Sorrow is knowledge: they who know the most
Must mourn the deepest o'er the fatal truth,
The Tree of Knowledge is not that of Life.

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