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

Octavio Piccolomini, Lieutenant General.

Max. Piccolomini, his Son, Gohnelof a Regiment ofCuirajiert.

Count Tertsky, the Commander of several Regiments, and Brojher-in-latv of Wallenstein.

Illo, Field Marflial, Wallenstein^ Confidant.

Isolani, General of the Croats.

Butler, an Irishman, Commander of a Regiment of Dragoons. Tiefenbach, ")

Don Maradas, I _ , ,„„„„.

_ > Generals under Wallenstein.

GOETZ, I 'rfr <;0 V . '. .: .

Kolatto, J

Neumann, Captain of Cavalry, Aide-de-camp to Tertsty.-
The War Commissioner Von Questenberg, Imperial Envoy.
General Wrang El, Svaedijb Envoy.
B A p T i s T A S E N i, Astrologer.

Duchess of Friedland, Wife of Wallenstein. . \
Thekla, her Daughter, Princess of Fiiedlandj <j (
'The Countess Tertsky, Sister of the Duchefsi' "> .'. V .2:

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.Several Colonels and Generals. . • ,

Pages and Attendants belonging to Wallenstein.
Attendants and Hoboists belonging to Tertsky.
'The Master Of The Cellar to Count Tertsky. ru ..
Valet De Chambre of Count Piccolomini.





An old Gothic Chamber in the Council Hoxise at
Pilsen, decorated with Colours and other War

Illo With Butler And Isolani.

YE have come late'—but ye are come! The

distance,"' Count Isolan, excuses your delay.


Add this too, that we come not empty-handed.
At *Donauvvert it was reported to us,
A Swedish caravan was on it's way
Transporting a rich cargo of provision,
Almost six hundred waggons. This my Croats

* A town about »» German miles NT. E. of Uhn.

B Plung'd Plung'd down upon and seiz'd, this weighty


We bring it hither


r-» - Just in time. to banquet The illustrious company assembled here.


'Tis all alive! a stirring scene here!



The very churches are all full of soldiers.

(Casts his eye round) And in the Council-house too, I observe, You're settled, quite at home! Well, well! we soldiers

Must shift and suit us in what way we can.


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

The Piccolomini, both son and father

You'll meet with many an unexpected greeting From many an old friend and acquaintance. Only

Galas is wanting still, and Altringer.

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Expect not Galas.

.... Illo. (hesitating) How so? Do you know—— .. .

Isolani. (interrupting him) . Max. Piccolomini here ?—O bring me to him. 1 see him.yet, ('tis now ten years ago,


We were engaged with Mansfeld hard by Dessau)
I fee the youth, in my mind's eye I fee him,
Leap his black War-horse from the bridge adbwn,
And t'ward his* father, then in extreme peril,
Beat up against the strong tide of the Elbe. • .. •
The down was scarce upon his chin! I hear
H«;hj3s made good the promise of his youth,
And the full hero now is finilh'd in him.

I&lo. . . •'

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


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


.. 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 something too Of gentler fort, and lovely, should be present To feast our eyes.

Illo. (who has been /landing 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?

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* The Dukes in Germany being always reigning powers, their sons and daughters are entitled Princes aud Princcsies.



He importun'd me to remain behind.

Illo. [with warmth). And you ?—You hold out firmly?

(Grasping his hand with affection.)'

Noble Butler!


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


I had forgotten A pleasant duty—Major General, I wish you joy!


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 first saw service, and since then,
Work'd himself, step by step, thro' each prefer^

From the ranks upwards. And verily, it gives
A precedent of hope, a spur of action
To the whole corps, if once in their remembrance
An old deserving soldier makes his way.


I am perplexed and doubtful, whether or no
I dare accept this your congratulation.
The Emperor has not yet confirm'd th' appoint-


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