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And does he know it ?
Hopes to win her!
Well-hear it from themselves. Wal. He thinks to carry off Duke Friedland's
Wal. He chooses finally to be my heir.
Duch. His noble disposition and his manners-
Duch. O dearest Albrecht! Climb we not too high,
What? have I paid
(stops suddenly, repressing himself.)
She is the only thing That will remain behind of me on earth;
And I will see a crown around her head,
(he recollects himself.)
O my husband !
of residence Which I have destin'd for her ? Coun.
No! not yet.
Duch. How? Do we not return to Kärn then?
Wal. Friedland's wife may be permitted
O God in heaven!
In a Lutheran country?
Wal. Duke Franz, of Lauenburg, conducts you thither.
Duch. Duke Franz of Lauenberg ? The ally of Sweden, the Emperor's enemy. Wal. The Emperor's enemies are mine no longer. Duch. (casting a look of terror on the Duke and the
Countess.) Is it then true? It is. You are degraded ? Depos'd from the command ? O God in heaven! Coun. (aside to the Duke) Leave her in this belief.
Thou seest she cannot Support the real truth.
To them enter Count Tertsky. Coun.
-Tertsky! What ails him? What an image of affright! He looks as he had seen a ghost. Ter. (leading Wallenstein aside) Is it thy command
that all the CroatsWal.
· What ?
They are off! This night
Isolani ? Ter. Him thou hast sent away. Yes, surely. Wal.
I? Ter. No! Hast thou not sent him off? Nor Deodate ? They are vanish'd both of them.
To them enter Illo.
Illo. Has Tertsky told thee?
He knows all.
Ter. Damnation !
distance, and now advances to them) Tertsky! Heaven! What is it? What has happened Wal. (scarcely suppressing his emotions) Nothing! Let
us be gone! Ter. (following him) Theresa, it is nothing. Coun. (holding him back) Nothing? Do I not see,
that all the life blood Has left your cheeks-look you not like a ghost ? That even my brother but affects a calmness? Page (enters) An Aid-de-camp inquires for the Count
(Tertsky follows the Page.) Wal. Go, hear his business.
So unsuspected without mutiny.
'Twas Tiefenbach. Wal. Let Tiefenbach leave guard without delay, And Tertsky's grenadiers relieve him.
(Illo is going)
Him I met.
[Illo exit. Wallenstein is following him. Coun. Let him not leave thee, sister! go, detain him ! There's some misfortune.
Duch. (clinging to him) Gracious heaven! What is it?
Wal. Be tranquil ! leave me, sister ! dearest wife !
(He is going. Tertsky returns.)
'Tis my will. Ter. (leads the Countess aside, and drawing her atten
tion to the Duchess.) Theresa !
Duch. Sister, come ! since he commands it.