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[Almanzor and Almahide, or The Conquest of Granada. The Second Part. As it is acted at the Theatre Royal. Written by John Dryden, Servant to His Majesty.Slimulos dedit æmula virtus. Lucan.
In the Savoy, Printed by T. N. for Henry Herringman, and are to be sold at the Anchor, in the Lower Walk of the New Exchange, 1672.-Ed.]
TO THE SECOND PART.
THEY, who write ill, and they, who ne'er durst write,
ALMANZOR AND ALMAHIDE,
CONQUEST OF GRANADA
THE SECOND PART.
SCENE I.-A Camp. Enter KING FERDINAND, QUEEN ISABELLA, ALONZO D'AGUILAR; Attendants, Men
and Women. K. Ferd. At length the time is come, when
Spain shall be From the long yoke of Moorish tyrants free. All causes seem to second our design, And heaven and earth in their destruction join. When empire in its childhood first appears, A watchful fate o'ersees its tender years ; Till, grown more strong, it thrusts and stretches
out, And elbows all the kingdoms round about: The place thus made for its first breathing free, It moves again for ease and luxury;