S. T. Coleridge - The d**h of Wallenstein (Act 3 Scene 6) lyrics
To them enter ILLO.
Has Terzky told thee?
He knows all.
That Esterhatzy, Goetz, Maradas, Kaunitz,
Kolatto, Palfi, have forsaken thee.
WALLENSTEIN (winks at them).
(who has been watching them anxiously from the distance and
now advances to them).
Terzky! Heaven! What is it? What has happened?
(scarcely suppressing his emotions).
Nothing! let us be gone!
Theresa, it is nothing.
(holding him back).
Nothing? Do I not see that all the life-blood
Has left your cheeks—look you not like a ghost?
That even my brother but affects a calmness?
An aide-de-camp inquires for the Count Terzky.
[TERZKY follows the PAGE.
Go, hear his business.
This could not have happened
So unsuspected without mutiny.
Who was on guard at the gates?
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Let Tiefenbach leave guard without delay,
And Terzky's grenadiers relieve him.
[ILLO is going.
Hast thou heard aught of Butler?
Him I met
He will be here himself immediately.
Butler remains unshaken,
[ILLO exit. WALLENSTEIN is following him.
Let him not leave thee, sister! go, detain him!
There's some misfortune.
(clinging to him).
Gracious Heaven! What is it?
Be tranquil! leave me, sister! dearest wife!
We are in camp, and this is naught unusual;
Here storm and sunshine follow one another
With rapid interchanges. These fierce spirits
Champ the curb angrily, and never yet
Did quiet bless the temples of the leader;
If I am to stay go you. The plaints of women
Ill suit the scene where men must act.
[He is going: TERZKY returns.
Remain here. From this window must we see it.
(to the COUNTESS).
'Tis my will.
(leads the COUNTESS aside, and drawing her attention
to the DUCHESS).
Sister, come! since he commands it.