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“ And singly here arraign thee in the friend." Was it for thee, in fortune's first assault, “ Amidst these thousands, a!l by far less favour'd," To be the man, the only to forsake me ? Was it for thee, in whom my heart delighted, Was it for thee, “ for thee to seek my foe, “ And take thy safety from the means that sunk " The man of all the world that lov'd thee most?"In spite of me my eyes will overflow, And I must weep the wrongs I should revenge. Arn. Tears for such guilt as mine! Oh, blasting
sight! Cover me, mountains hide me and my shame!A traitor's fate would here be kind relief From the excessive anguish I endure.
Prince. Having thus fairly stated our account, How great's the balance that appears against thee ! And what remains ?-I will not niore reproach thee. Love thee I must not, and 'twere guilt to pity. All that with honour I can grant is this: Live-but remove for ever from my sight. If I escape
the dangers that surround me, I must forget that Arnold e'er had being : I must forget, in pity to mankind, (Lest it should freeze affection in my heart) That e'er such friendship met with such return.
Arn. “ Oh, mercy more aflicting than ev’n ragel" That I could answer to with tears and pray'rs; “ But conscious shame, with kindness, strikes me
Great sir, (forgive intrusion on your goodness)
[4 Gentleman appears and retireś.
Who's there?-Acquaint the lords I wish to see them. “ Now does the medley war begin to work: “ A thousand hopes and fears all crowd upon me !"
Enter WARWICK, SALISBURY, Audley, CHANDOS,
Lords and Attendants. Oh, welcome, friends! But, hark! the Cardinal!
Enter, Cardinal PerigoRT, attended. Well, gen'rous advocate, we wait our doom.
Per. Prepare, prepare for an immediate battle:
Will succour and support the English arms.
nown you. Per. Take from my hand, my heart, my very soul, My amplest benediction to you all.
[They bow. I now can stifle in my tears no longerOh, gallant prince, farewell! farewell to all. Heav'n guard your lives, and give your arms success.
[Exit with his Attendants. [On the Cardinal's going out, the Prince and Lords
continue for some time fixed and mute.]
Prince. My thoughts were absent. Away, dispatch
Changes to another part of the English Camp. Enter
MARIANA and LOUISA. “ Lou. Thus, madam, has obedience prov'd my
duty; “ The hurry and confusion of the field “ Giving us opportunity to 'scape, “We've reach'd the English camp. But whither
now? " Where would you bend your course? Behold,
around, « How the arm'd soldiers, as they form in ranks, “ Dart from impassion'd looks ten thousand terrors! ". The scene is dreadful !
“ Mar. Then it suits my mind, “ The seat of horrors, terrible to bear. "Oh, let me find him!
“ Lou. Dearest lady, think“ Nor follow one that rudely spurn'd you from him. “ Mar. It was not Arnold spurn'd me, 'twas his
guilt, “ The guilt I plung'd him in. Louisa, thou “ Hast ne'er experienc'd passions in extremes, “ Or thou would'st know that love, and hate, and
scorn, “ All opposites, together meet, and blend “ In the wild whirl of a distracted soul.