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We must do more, my countrymen! In short,
Kill him ! But.
Yes! must kill him. And for that purpose have I chosen you.
What? art dastardly?
Nay, To assassinate our lord and general
Macd. To whom we've sworn a soldier's oathBut.
Dev. No, no! It is too bad !
Yes, by my soul! It is too bad. One has a conscience too
Dev. If it were not our chieftain, who so long
But. Is that the objection ?
Were it my own father,
But. I am your Pope, and give you absolution.
'Twill not do! Macd.
'Twont do! But. Well, off then ! and—send Pestalutz to me. Dev. (hesitates) The Pestalutz
What may you want with him ?
Dev. Nay, if he must fall, we may earn the bounty
Why if he must fall,
should fall ? But.
Dev. You take upon you all the consequences !
And it is
But. The manifesto says-alive or dead.
Macd. Ay! and then Tertsky still remains, and Illo-
They the first.
But. 'Tis given in trust to Major Geraldin;
Dev. Hear General ! It will be all one to you.
But. 'Twill be the lesser danger with the Duke.
But. What can his eye do to thee ?
Death and hell !
But. The Duke presented thee this good warm coat,
That is true. The devil take
And would'st quiet
You are right.
Yes, but there's another
And what's that, Macdonald?
Macd. What avails sword or dagger against him?
Dev. In Inglestadt there was just another-
Macd. Hear what I'll do.
In the cloister here
So do, Macdonald !
But. I have made myself acquainted with the place.
Cut Hartchier's wind-pipe, and make way for you.
bustle, And lodges in the left wing quite alone.
Dev. Were it well over-hey, Macdonald ? I Feel queerly on the occasion, devil knows !
Macd. And I too. 'Tis too great a personage.
But. In plenty, honour, splendour.-You may safely
If the business
Dev. And 'tis his purpose to dethrone the Emperor?
Dev. And he must fall by the executioner's hands,
It were his certain destiny.
not Lie long in pain.
[Exeunt Butler through one door, Macdonald and
Devereux through the other.