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The moon shines bright, and your own eyes may judge Of their behaviour.
Lord Rand. Thou dost counsel well.
Glen. Permit me now to make one slight essay.
Lord Rand. And what avails this maxim?
Glen. Much, my lord !
Brave as he is, he'll shrink astonish'd from me:
[Lord Glen. When we grow loud, draw near. His rising wrath restrain.
[Exit Randolph. 'Tis strange! That she should run full-tilt her fond career, To one so little known. She, too, that seem'd Pure as the winter stream, when ice emboss'd Whitens it's course.
Even I did think her chaste, Whose charity exceeds not. Here he comes.
Doug. The setting sun,
But let my
Of more than mortal size, tow’ring, they seem'd,
Glen. Thou talkost it well; no leader of our host,
Doug. If I shall e'er acquire a leader's name, My speech will be less ardent. Novelty Now prompts my tongue, and youthful admiration Vents itself freely; since no part is mine of praise pertaining to the great in arms. Glen. You wrong yourself, brave sir; your martiaľ
deeds Have rank'd you with the great: but, mark me,
Norval; Lord Randolph's favour now exalts your youth Above his veterans of famous service. Let me, who know these soldiers, counsel you. Give them all honour; seem not to command; Else they will scarcely brook your late-sprung power, Which nor alliance props, nor birth adorns.
Doug. Sir, I have been accustom’d all my days
Glen. I did not mean
Doug. My pride!
Glen. Suppress it, as you wish to prosper.
** Lucius, the horsemen are returo'd from viewing
“ The poinber, strength, and posture of our foes, 66 Who now encamp within a short hour's march; " On the high point of yon bright western tower " We ken them from afar, the seiting sun “ Plays on their shining arms and burnish'd helmets, " And covers all the field with gleams of fire." Cato, A. v.
If thus you swell, and frown at high-born men,
Doug. A shepherd's scorn!
Glen. Yes, if you presume
[Aside. Whom dost thou think me?
Doug. So I
Glen. A peasant's son, a wandering beggar-boy;
Doug. The truth! False as thyself is thy suspicion. Glen. False! say'st thou? This shall speak to thee, and answer
[Draws. All thy vain-glorious falshoods told to Randolph. Doug. I could tell thee~what thou art. I know thee
well. Glen. Dost thou not know Glenalvon, born to Ten thousand slaves like thee?
[command Doug. Slaves! do'st thou say?
Enter Lord RANDOLPH. Lord Rand. Hold, I command you both. The man Makes me his foe.
[that stirs Doug. Thy foe I cannot be. Glen. Hear him, my lord; he's wond'rous condeMark the humility of shepherd Norval! [scending !
Lord Rand. No more of taunting; but unfold to me The cause of quarrel, then I judge betwixt you.
Doug. I blush to speak; I will not, cannot speak
* The 12mo, ceads Think you they will endura, &c.
Revoke your favours and let Norval go-
Lord Rand. The ancient foe of Caledonia's land
Enter a SERVANT.
SCENE, A Wood.
Enter Old NORVAL. 0. Noro. 'Tis ke. But what if he should chide me His just reproach I fear.
(hence? [Douglas turns and sees him.
# The hom of either army stilly sounds."
Heary the Vih. Chorus to A. IV,
Doug. Kneel not to me: thou art my father still:
0. Norv. And do'st thou call me father? O my son!
Doug. Not worse the fruit,
0. Noro. Let me but live to see thine exaltation!
[life. 0. Norv. Lord Randolph and his kinsman seek your Doug. How know'st thou that?
0. Norv. I will inform you how.