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WITCH OF THE ALPS.
The Scene of the Drama is amongst the Higher Alps partly in
the Castle of Manfred, and partly in the Mountains.
Manfred alone-Scene, a Gothic gallery-Time,
Man. THE lamp must be replenishid, but even then
Of wonder, and the wisdom of the world,
Mysterious Agency! Ye spirits of the unbounded Universe! Whom I have sought in darkness and in light-Ye, who do compass earth about, and dwell In subtler essence—ye, to whom the tops Of mountains inaccessible are haunts, And earth’s and ocean's caves familiar thingsI call upon ye by the written charm Which gives me power upon you—Rise! appear!
Now to my
They come not yet.—Now by the voice of him
Who is the first among you—by this sign,
stationary; and a voice is heard singing.]
Mortal! to thy bidding bow'd,