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Was ever open. Many a one from dust
(with a side glance at Butler:)
But. Here's one I see.
I have enjoy'd from him
But. Say, then, will you fulfil th' attainder on him ?
Gor. (pauses reflecting—then as in deep dejection.)
But. I have heard so -
'Tis full. thirty years since then.
Beyond his years; his dreams were of great objects.
But. But was it where he fell two story high
He became, Doubtless, more self-enwrapt and melancholy ; He made himself a Catholic. Marvellously His marvellous preservation had transform'd him. Thenceforth he held himself for an exempted And privileg'd being, and, as if he were Incapable of dizziness or fall, He ran along the unsteady rope of life. But now our destinies drove us asunder: He pac'd with rapid step the way of greatness, Was count, and prince, duke regent, and dictator. And now is all, all this too little for him ; He stretches forth his hands for a king's crown, And plunges in unfathomable ruin.
But. No more, he comes.
To these enter Wallenstein, in conversation with the Bur
gomaster of Egra.
Wal. You were at one time a free town. I see,
We were free,
Ye merit freedom.
So heavy that
Wal. I will relieve you. Tell me,
(The Burgomaster hesitates.) Yes, yes; I know it. Many lie conceal'd Within these walls—Confess now-you yourself
(Fixes his eye on him. The Burgomaster alarmed.) Be not alarm’d. I hate the Jesuits. Could my will have determin'd it, they had Been long ago expell'd the empire. Trust meMass-book or bible—'tis all one to me. Of that the world has had sufficient proof.
I built a church for the reform'd in Glogan
Pachhälbel, may it please you.
(Laying his head on the Burgomaster's shoulder
Bur. With wonder and affright!
Whereof did two
We applied it to the Turks.
empires Will set in blood, in the east and in the west, And Luth'ranism alone remain. (observing Gordon and Butler.)
I'faith, 'Twas a smart cannonading that we heard This evening, as we journey'd hitherward; 'Twas on our left hand. Did you hear it here?
Gor. Distinctly. The wind brought it from the south. But. It seem'd to come from Weiden or from Neustadt.
Wal. 'Tis likely. That's the route the Swedes are
taking. How strong is the garrison ? Gor.
Not quite two hundred Competent men, the rest are invalids.
Wal. Good! and how many in the vale of Jochim. Gor. Two hundred arquebussiers have I sent thither To fortify the posts against the Swedes. Wal. Good! I commend your foresight. At the works
You have done somewhat ?
Two additional batteries
service. I am content with you, Lieutenant-Colonel.