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1857. Excerpt: ... Or lilies, for the altar of their saint. You
see, it is my fortune that they fade. God, when he made them so,
remembered us. (Exit.) LEONORA..'T is wild to flaunt with posies in
the street, --But, could I meet him, I'd be thus arrayed; The white
and red, for Love and Truth, just here, Where the thin folds are
gathered on my breast. This was the toilet of my happiest days, And
still it seems familiar. Hearken, Katchen Should God recall my
spirit ere we meet, And heaven, not earth, unfold that blissful
hour, 'T is thus thou shalt adorn me for my bier; Thus will I make
my progress to the tomb, --For he might pass me, fading in my
shroud, And smile to see me still attired for him. Suddenly turning
her head.) There comes a sound of horses' hoofs this way--O, ever,
when I hear it, leaps my heart Enter Lothair and Helen at the
further end of the stage; they walk along as in the street. Leonore
and Katchen have retired a little in the background. LOTHAIR (to
HELEN). 'T will rest you, love, to walk this quaint old street, And
hunt its treasures, while the horses stand. The tedious chariot
wearies us and them; Grand, like our state, but slow and irksome
too. HELEN. I thank you. I was eager to descend, Cramped with long
sitting. Will our boy be safe, Think you? LOTHAIK. Why, what should
harm him where he sits? You mothers travel wide to find a fear.
LEONOKA. Lothair (She tries to advance, but falls senseless.)
HELEN. What girl is this? LOTHAIR. Some sickly fool Let us walk
further; there's the market-place; The palace with the pictures is
beyond. HELEN. She knows your name. LOTHAIR. Only by miracle. I
should be tasked, indeed, to tell you hers. Come, we lose time.
Katchen (springing before him). Stay, Count Lothair for shame, If
not for pity. Lothair (angrily). S...
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