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DRAMATIS PERSONE.

WALLENSTEIN, Duke of Friedland, Generaliffimo of the Imperial Forces in the Thirty-years War.

OCTAVIO PICCOLOMINI, Lieutenant General.

MAX. PICCOLOMINI, his Son, Colonel of a Regiment of Cuiraffiers. COUNT TERTSKY, the Commander of several Regiments, and Brother-in-law of Wallenftein..

ILLO, Field Marshal, Wallenftein's Confidant.

ISOLANI, General of the Croats.

BUTLER, an Irishman, Commander of a Regiment of Dragoons, TIEFENBACH,

DON MARADAS,

GOETZ,

KOLATTO,

Generals under Wallenftein.

NEUMANN, Captain of Cavalry, Aide-de-camp to Tertky. The War Commiffioner VON QUESTENBERG, Imperial Envoy. GENERAL WRANGEL, Swedish Envoy.

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DUCHESS of FRIEDLAND, Wife of Wallenstein,
THEKLA, her Daughter, Princess of Friedland,
The COUNTESS TERTSKY, Sifter of the Duchefs.

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ACORNET.

Several COLONELS and GENERALS..

PAGES and ATTENDANTS belonging to Wallenstein.
ATTENDANTS and HOBOISTS belonging to Tértsky.
The MASTER OF THE CELLAR to Count Terifky.
VALET DE CHAMBRE of Count Piccolomini.

THE

PICCOLOMINI, &c.

ACT I.

SCENE I.

An old Gothic Chamber in the Council Houfe at Pilfen, decorated with Colours and other War Infignia.

ILLO WITH BUTLER AND ISOLANI.

ILLO.

YE have come late-but ye are come! The

distance,

Count Ifolan, excufes your delay.

ISOLANI.

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Add this too, that we come not empty-handed.

At *Donauwert it was reported to us,

A Swedish caravan was on it's way

Transporting a rich cargo of provifion,

Almoft fix hundred waggons. This my Croats.

* A town about 12 German miles N. E. of Ulm.

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Plung'd down upon and feiz'd, this weighty

prize!

We bring it hither

ILLO.

Juft in time to banquet

The illuftrious company affembled here.

BUTLER.

'Tis all alive! a stirring scene here!

ISOLANI.

Ay !

The very churches are all full of foldiers. (Cafts his eye round)

And in the Council-houfe too, I observe,

You're fettled, quite at home! Well, well! we foldiers

Muft fhift and fuit us in what way we can.

ILLO.

We have the Colonels here of thirty regiments.
You'll find Count Tertsky here, and Tiefenbach,
Kolatto, Goetz, Maradas, Hinnersam,

The Piccolomini, both fon and father-
You'll meet with many an unexpected greeting
From many an old friend and acquaintance. Only
Galas is wanting ftill, and Altringer.

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ILLO. (hefitating)

How fo? Do you know—

ISOLANI. (interrupting him)

Max. Piccolomini here?-O bring me to him.
I fee him yet, ('tis now ten years ago,

We

We were engaged with Mansfeld hard by Deffau)
I fee the youth, in my mind's eye I see him,
Leap his black war-horse from the bridge adown,
And t'ward his father, then in extreme peril,
Beat up against the ftrong tide of the Elbe.
The down was fcarce upon his chin! I hear
He has made good the promise of his youth,
And the full hero now is finish'd in him.

ILLO.

You'll fee him yet ere evening. He conducts The Duchefs Friedland hither, and the *Princefs From Carnthen. We expect them here at noon.

BUTLER.

Both wife and daughter does the Duke call hither? He crowds in vifitants from all fides.

ISOLANI.

Hm !

So much the better! I had fram'd my

mind

To hear of naught but warlike circumstance,
Of marches, and attacks, and batteries:

And lo! the Duke provides, that fomething too
Of gentler fort, and lovely, fhould be prefent
To feaft our eyes.

ILLO. (who has been ftanding in the attitude of meditation, to Butler, whom he leads a little on one fide.)

And how came you to know,

That the Count Galas joins us not?

* The Dukes in Germany being always reigning powers, their fons and daughters are entitled Princes and Princesses.

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BUTLER.

Because

He importun'd me to remain behind.

ILLO. (with warmth).

And you? You hold out firmly?

(Grafping his hand with affection.)

BUTLER.

After the obligation which the Duke
Had lay'd fo newly on me--

ILLO.

Noble Butler!

I had forgotten

A pleasant duty-MAJOR GENERAL,

I wish you joy!

ISOLANI.

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What, you mean, of his regiment?

I hear, too, that, to make the gift still sweeter,
The Duke has given him the very fame

In which he firft faw fervice, and fince then,
Work'd himself, ftep by step, thro' each prefer-

ment

From the ranks upwards. And verily, it gives

A precedent of hope, a fpur of action

To the whole corps, if once in their remembrance An old deferving foldier makes his way.

BUTLER.

I am perplexed and doubtful, whether or no
I dare accept this your congratulation.

The Emperor has not yet confirm'd th' appoint

ment.

ISOLANI.

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