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A Drama.

BY

SIR COUTTS LINDSAY, BART.

LONDON:

LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1845.

APA 4646

LONDON:

Printed by A. SPOTTISWOODE,

New-Street-Square.

DRAMATIS PERSONE.

SAXONS.

KING ALFRED.

EDMUND, his Nephew.

EARLS OF KENT, DEVON, BERKS, AND WILTS.

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SCENE, Taunton, in Somersetshire, Ethelingay and the neighbouring

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ALFRED.

A

ACT I.

SCENE I.

green Glade of the Forest — Village in the distance — Rural Games going on— · Time after Sunset, the light gradually fading away-Village Bells distantly ringing.-GODWIN, DENULF, ALICE, and SWERTHA under an aged oak, in front; in the interior of the stage, ULF and FORESTERS playing at Quoits.

DENULF.

Alice, why sing you not? so calm an eve
Doth well deserve a song. Cheer up, dear soul!

ALICE.

A jocund heart needs not to sing aloud,

It bears a tacit music in itself;

But if it be not merry, the sad notes

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