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Bow quickly down, and your submission show.-1
[They bow. I'm pleased to taste an empire ere I go. Dies. J Selin. She's dead, and here her proud ambition
ends. Aben. Such fortune still such black designs at
tends. K. Ferd. Remove those mournful objects from
our eyes, And see performed their funeral obsequies.
[The bodies are carried off. Enter ALMANZOR and ALMAHIDE, Ozmyn and
BENZAYDA ; ALMAHIDE brought in a chair; AlMANZOR led betwixt Soldiers. ISABELLA salutes ALMAHIDE in dumb show.
D. Arcos. (Presenting ALMANZOR to the King.)
Q. Isabel. And yet that soul, which bears itself
so high, If fame be true, admits a sovereignty. This queen, in her fair eyes, such fetters brings, . As chain that heart, which scorns the power of
kings. Almah. Little of charm in these sad eyes appears; If they had any, now 'tis lost in tears. A crown, and husband, ravished in one day ! Excuse a grief, I cannot choose but pay. Q. Isabel. Have courage, madam; heaven has joys
in store, To recompence those losses you deplore. Almah. I know your God can all my woes re
dress; To him I made my vows in my distress : And, what a misbeliever vowed this day, Though not a queen, a Christian yet shall pay. R. Isabeli (Embracing her.) That christian name
you shall receive from me, And Isabella of Granada be.. Benz. This blessed change we all with joy re
ceive; And beg to learn that faith which you believe. Q. Isabel. With reverence for those holy rites
prepare; And all commit your fortunes to my care. K. Ferd. to Almah. You, madam, by that crown
you lose, may gain, If you accept, a coronet of Spain, Of which Almanzor's father stands possest. Q. Isabel. to Almah. May you in him, and he in
you, be blest! Almah. I owe my life and honour to his sword; But owe my love to my departed lord.
Almanz. Thus, when I have no living force to
dread, Fate finds me enemies amongst the dead. I'm now to conquer ghosts, and to destroy The strong impressions of a bridal joy. Almah. You've yet a greater foe than these can
be, Virtue opposes you, and modesty. Almanz. From a false fear that modesty does
(Gives him ALMAHIDE's hand.
pace; Leave weeks and months behind thee in thy race ! K. Ferd. Mean time, you shall my victories pur
The Moors in woods and mountains to subdue. Almanz. The toils of war shall help to wear each
day, And dreams of love shall drive my nights away-Our banners to the Alhambra's turrets bear; Then, wave our conquering crosses in the air, And cry, with shouts of triumph, - Live and reign, Great Ferdinand and Isabel of Spain! [Exeunt.
Tney, who have best succeeded on the stage,
* The characters alluded to are Cobb, the water bearer, in " Every Man in his Humour;" and Captain Otter, in “ Epicæne, or the Silent. Woman," whose humour it was to christen his drinking cups by the names of Horse, Bull, and Bear.