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Holy Prophet, hear my prayer

Give me once more the charming fair.

[Rises.-Flourish of trumpets, L.

The Austrian trumpets' bold alarms
Breathe defiance to our arms;
Fired with ardour to engage,
Give me to brave the battle's rage,

When groans, that shall be heard no more,
Echo to the cannon's roar.

Death stalks triumphant o'er the field;
On every side the Christians yield.
Still conquest doubly blesses

The lover-soldier's arms:
In prospect he possesses
Complying beauty's charms.

[Exit, R.

SCENE VII.-The Castle, and view of Belgrade.-Grand charge and battle-drums-trumpets-cannon—bombs— rockets, &c. A party of Turks is repulsed by a party of Austrians-an Austrian Soldier fights some time sword in hand with a Turkish Soldier, but, being disarmed, takes a pistol from his belt, and fires at him-the Turk falls, and is thrown into the ditch that surrounds the Castle.-Cohenberg and Seraskier enter, fightingSeraskier falls-Peter, Anslem, &c., each fight with a Turkish Soldier-Yuseph enters, frightened-but, perceiving the Turks are not likely to conquer, he goes over to the Austrians.

Coh. [To Seraskier.] Rise, and learn from this, how Christians treat a captive foe.

Enter CATHARINE, LEOPOLD, LILLA, GHITA, &c.

Cho.

FINALE.

CHORUS OF AUSTRIANS.

Loud let the song of triumph rise,
Bless'd triumph o'er oppression's sway;
Valour has gain'd the brightest prize,
For freedom's voice shall join the lay.

Cat.

Ser.

Fortune, relenting, from her stores
Her richest treasures lavish pours:
The bliss for which so long we strove-
The joys of victory and love.

Vanquish'd, I boast my victor brave:
Light were the chains which valour gave ;
More potent fetters now I find-

Kindness subdues his captive's mind.

DUET.-LILLA and GHITA.

Now, while music her strains most inviting
Shall in sweet gratitude's cause display,

Though untutor'd in skill so delighting,
Our heart-felt thanks let us humbly pay.
Strains so artless tho' we proffer,
Hearts o'erflowing zest the offer.
Now while music, &c.

Cho.

Leo. All, all humour thus vented in fighting,

Lil.

Ghi.

Lil.

Ghi.

Lil.

Ghi.

Cho:

Cho.

We are, as usual, good-humoured and gay; Happy liberty's blessings regaining,

They inspiring our simple lays ;

Freedom's glorious cause sustaining,
The theme our humble song will raise
Strains so artless

Though we proffer,

Hearts' o'erflowing

Zest we offer.

Freedom's glorious cause sustaining,
The theme our humble song will raise.

DUET-LILLA and GHITA.

Now while music, &c.

Cat. From companions in danger thus greeting,
Of friendship, how can we requite.

TRIO. LILLA, GHITA, and CATHARINE.

A reception so gracious, when meeting,
Our duty becomes our delight.

DUET.-LILLA and GHITA.

Bright the laurel of victory gracing,
The manly brow merit marks it to wear.

CHORUS.

Doubly dear is that laurel, while placing
By the lov'd hand of the favourite fair,
Toils forgetting-pleasure courting,
Beauty's beaming smiles transporting;
Bright the laurel victory gracing, &c.

DISPOSITION OF THE CHARACTERS AT THE FALL OF THE CURTAIN.

Soldiers.

Soldiers.

ANS. LIL. LEO. SER. COL Cон. CAT. PET. GHI. YU.

R.]

THE END.

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