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Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...minutely, and starts.)--Heavens! What mean these altered features? Posa. You, perhaps, already know--Queen. That Carlos is a prisoner, and through you, I have been told.
It is true, then! None but yourself would I have believed. Posa. It is true. Queen. Through you? Posa. Through me. Queen.--(With a doubtful look.)--I revere your actions even when I do not comprehend them- but, on this occasion, pardon a females terrors. I fear you play a desperate game. Posa. I have lost it. Queen. God of Heaven! Posa. Be at ease.
You are provided for. The loss falls on myself. Queen. Oh! What must I hear? Posa. For who urged me to set my all upon a doubtful die? Who urged me thus to sport with the decrees of Heaven? I, though a mortal, have dared to seize the helm of fate, and, feeling that I cannot guide it, I allow my punishment is just. But why do I dwell on this? Every moment is precious. Who knows but that my judge has already sent the executioner to seize me?
Queen. Your judge!--This solemn tone! Oh! explain the dreadful meaning of your words. Posa. He is saved--it matters not at what price yet only for to-day. Few moments are his own.--Let him make good use of them, for I have not bought them at a very moderate price. He must quit Madrid this very night. Queen. This very night! Posa. Every preparation is made for his escape.
At the convent which has long been the resort of our friendship, he will find a conveyance, and attendants in whom he may confide. Here is, in bills of exchange, all that fortune has bestowed upon me. What is wanting you will supply. I must own I have much upon my mind which Carlos should have known--much which he must know- but I probably may not be enabled to mention every thing in person- therefore, as you will see...