THE SILVER HILL.
Such bounteous largess would my guerdon be, That care or want I never more should know, I have it.aNear this lake a holy man, Pamouk, the Hermit, dwells. He has, Jtis said, A magic noose, which if I can obtain, One of these birds of paradise I shall
With ease secure.aTo him I will repair. [Exits
SCENE V.aThe Hermit's Cell in the Forest near the
Enter the Hermit Pamouk and Mozalinda, pamouk.
There is one way, and only one, my son, To gain the end you seek. A magic noose The King of Dragons gave himself to me. The worthless gift, in yonder alms-bowl cast, Neglected lies ;anor wall I now defile My hands by touching the unhallowed thing ;a But take it, if you list, and snare your bird.
Kind Hermit, deign to accept a poor man's thanks.
[ Takes the noose and exit.
SCENE VI.aThe Lotus Lake.
Fairies bathing. Enter Mozalinda, who casts the tasso and catches the Princess Dwaymenau. Exeunt the other Six Fairies, who fly off to Fair y-land.
Ah me ! what unforeseen calamity
On me has fallen ? Help, dearest sisters, help !
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