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THE SPANISH STUDENT.

1843.

DRAMATIS PERSONÆ.

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VICTORIAN,

Students of Alcalá.
HYPOLITO,
Tae Count of LARA,

Gentlemen of Madrid.
Don Carlos,
THE ARCHBISHOP OF TOLEDO.
A CARDINAL.
BELTRAN CRUZADO,

Count of the Gipsies. BARTOLOMÉ ROMAN,

A young Gipsy. The Padre CURA OF GUADARRAMA. Pedro CRESPO,

Alcalde. PANCHO,

Alguacil. FRANCISCO,

Lara's Servant.

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Victorian's Servant.

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PRECIOSA, ANGELICA, MARTINA, DOLORES,

Innkeeper.
A Gipsy girl.
A poor girl.
The Padre Cura's niece.

Preciosa's maid.
Gipsies, Musicians, fc.

THE SPANISH STUDENT.

ACT I.

SCENE I. The Count oF LARA's chambers. Night.

The Count in his dressing-gown, smoking and conversing with Don Carlos.

LARA.

You were not at the play to-night, Don Carlos ; How happened it ?

DON CARLOS.

I had engagements elsewhere. Pray who was there?

LARA.

Why, all the town and court. The house was crowded ; and the busy fans

Among the gayly dressed and perfumed ladies
Fluttered like butterflies among the flowers.
There was the Countess of Medina Celi;
The Goblin Lady with her Phantom Lover,
Her Lindo Don Diego ; Doña Sol,
And Doña Serafina, and her cousins.

DON CARLOS.

What was the play?

LARA.

It was a dull affair ; One of those comedies in which you see, As Lope says, the history of the world Brought down from Genesis to the Day of Judg.

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There were three duels fought in the first act,
Three gentlemen receiving deadly wounds,
Laying their hands upon their hearts, and saying;
“0, I am dead!” a lover in a closet,
An old hidalgo, and a gay Don Juan,
A Doña Inez with a black mantilla,

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