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A Drama.

BY

SIR COUTTS LINDSAY, BART.

LONDON:
LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1845.

APA 4646

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SAXONS.

KING ALFRED.
EDMUND, his Nephew.
EARLS OF Kent, Devon, BERKS, AND Wilts.
ALICE.

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SCENE, Taunton, in Somersetshire, Ethelingay and the neighbouring

Forests,And the Danish Camp.

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A 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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