whole matter comes out; her resentment for Antonios ill usage has made her sensible of Isaacs kindnessyes, yes, it is all plain enough. Well. I am not married yet, though with a man who, I am convinced, adores me.Yes, yes, I dare say Isaac is very fond of her. But I shall anxiously expect your answer, in which, should I be so fortunate as to receive your consent, you will make completely happy your ever affectionate daughter,
My consent! to be sure she shall have it! Egad, I was never better pleasedI have fulfilled my resolutionI knew I should. Oh, theres nothing like obstinacy! Lewis!
Let the man who brought the last letter, wait; and get me a pen and ink below.[Exit Servant.] I am impatient to set poor Louisas heart at rest. Holloa! Lewis! Sancho!
See that there be a noble supper provided in the saloon to-night; serve up my best wines, and let me have music, dye hear?
Ser. Yes, sir.
Don Jer. And order all my doors to be thrown open; admit all guests, with masks or without masks.[Exeunt Servants.] Ifaith, well have a night of it! and Ill let them see how merry an old man can be.
Oh, the days when I was young,
Then it was, old Father Care,
Truth, they say, lies in a well,
True, at length my vigours flown,
Scene II.The New Piazza.
Enter Don Ferdinand and Lopez.
Don Ferd. What, could you gather no tidings of her? nor guess where she was gone? O Clara! Clara!
Lop. In truth, sir, I could not. That she was run away from her father, was in everybodys mouth; and that Don Guzman was in pursuit of her, was also a very common report. Where she was gone, or what was become of her, no one could take upon them to say.
Don Ferd. Sdeath and fury, you blockhead! she cant be out of Seville.
Lop. So I said to myself, sir. Sdeath and fury, you blockhead, says I, she cant be out of Seville. Then some said, she had hanged herself for love; and others have it, Don Antonio had carried her off.
Don Ferd. Tis, false, scoundrel! no one said that.
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