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Sustainer of the world, had sav'd us all!
suspicion) Was't possible ? had'st thou the heart,
God in Heaven !
Oct. Max !- we will go together. 'Twill be better.
Max. What ? ere I've taken a last parting leave,
(Attempts to take him with him.) Max. No! as sure as God lives, no!
Oct. (more urgently) Come with me, I command thee !
I, thy father.
Max. No Emperor hath power to prescribe
Oct. Thou wilt not tear thyself away, thou canst not. O, come, my son! I bid thee save thy virtue.
Max. Squander not thou thy words in vain ;
Max ! if that most damned thing could be,
Max. O hadst thou always better thought of men,
Nothing on earth remains unwrench'd and firm,
And if I trust thy heart,
Oct. O Max! I see thee never more again!
Oct. I go to Frauenberg—the Pappenheimers
Max. Rely on this, I either leave my life
Oct. Farewell, my son!
How? not one look
(Max, falls into his arms, they hold each other for a
long time in a speechless embrace, then go away at different sides. The curtain drops.)