Arrah-na-pogue, or, The Wicklow wedding

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i ARRAH -NA-POGUE OR, THE WICKLOW WEDDING. ACT I. ScE:rrn I.-Glendal ' The Ridns o St. Kevin's Abbe11, ower, L. ii. ; the Rluin,ed Cemeter and Mowntains be ond Music. EA.MISH MAC CouL discovered, R, ( ) Enter OINY, L. 3 E. J2mL... .A.11 right, sir; the car from Holywood is in sight. J.lw., How many passengers ? OINY. There's only one, sir. ~-That is our man. Hark ye, boys ! ,/ Enter L.t.Jiiari, It; 2 E-.1 LANIGAN, L. 3 E.1 R MOHAN, R. 1 E. 1 :&.-3-J!J.. 1 and Take your stations so that you may give me timely warning of any alarm in the barracks yonder, or the approach of the . pat!ol. ( 2 ) d'C,\,rU.:,Gvrt, ~-More power, sir. OINY. We'll be as 'cute as crows, yer honour. -~=-l:i:l:""Never fear, sir. . rrnni. .A. way with you ! CJ Thei retire. lmN'H, RMG-AN MORAN R. 2 E. • LANIGAN L. E. i INY, L. E., and two ot ers. BEAMISH stands behind a part of the r'!iin, R. u. E. Enter FEENY, L. 2 E. FEENY. When a man thmvels wi.d a big lump of money in his pocket, he is offering a reward for his own inurdher. Why am I afeard ? Sure this district is proclaimed ; so di.,il 4, '


2 a. one dare set fut outside his cabin-dure afther night-fall widout a pass. .And there below is the barrack, full of sol diers, widin the. cast of my voice . (BEAMISH appears R.) I'd like to see the skulkin' rebel that would show his no se on Derrybawn. (Going R. as h e speaks, -fi;ncls BEAMISH opposed to him_._) Oh, Lord ! ~AM, It is a fine night, Mr. Michael Feeny. mfil: So-o it is, long Ii-life to it ; good night, sir. (Trq1inq to pass.) l3EAM. Stop. You have just come from Hollywood, where you have collected the r ents of an estate. l!'EENY. Is it me? I'd be on me oath--BEAM. Silence. The estates of the rebel Beamish Mae Coul were"""'confiscated-your employer collects the rent for the Government, now I collect for the Mac Coul ; so, hand over the amount. ~-Is this robbery ? and widin call of the barracks! If you lift your voice over a whisper to alarm the patrol, it will be murder as well as robbery. Not a word ! ~-(Whispering.) I wouldn't wake a weazel. ~Quick, the money ! FEENY. Whisht, you'll rise the soldiers, an' I'll be kilt. 1.,~• 1-(l5ropson his knees). There's the money. BEAM, Right. .A. bag of gold, and a roll of notes. il..(Receives t-rie'rlioney from FEENY. Takes sta e R. H. r .._ FEENY. (While EAMISH exwmvnes it, aside). Oh, wait a bit, me fine fellow, you can't move very far widout a pass; and only let me get safe out of this, and widin half an hour I will set a pack of redcoats on yer scent that will scour these hills and hunt the life out of ye. Good! Now your pass. (.Approaching FEENY.) FEENY. Me what? Your pass-out with it-I want it to secure my free passage across the mountams. FEENY. (Giving BEAMISH papers.) But how am I to get home widout 1t ? BEAM. There's your road. Po intin R. H. and uttin him across). At every fifty paces there s a man s a 1one e ind either a rock or a bush-he will see you straight to your door; and take a friendly advice, don't turn from the path, nor s eak fez,u.t,~ '1/ a word till you are safe in bed. Now be off ! ...,, /P . .ff . FEENY. Oh, tare an' ages! Captain, dear, don't ax me to go alone. Oh, murdher ! is it pass them file of divils ? Are they armed, Colonel ?


• s BEAM. Each man has two blunderbusses on full cock, and a bayonet pointed straight at you. FENNY. I'm a corpse ! Two blunderbushes lookin' at me. Oh, Captain, Colonel, darlin', don't lave me! and a bagginet on full cock. Row will I get home at all? I've got a eanal running down the middle of my back. I'm as wake as a wet. rag this minit. BEAM. Come, off with you ! FEENY. I'm goin', sir. Where's my legs at all? Captain, jewel, may I run? (3) BEAM. No, that would alarm the patrols, and seal your fate . FENNY. Oh, murdher, don't sale my fate, sir, and I'll creep"" on my hands and knees; pass the word, Colonel, to kape them quiet. Oh do, sir, give them the office . Oh, blessed day;(my inside is all fiddle-strings, and my blood is turnin' into buttermilk. [Ea:it R. 1. E. 5':,Jf. BEAM. Rush! Re-enter the There he goes ; we need fea r no alarm from him, I have turned -..v. I every stone and every bush on his road into a sentinel, ha, ha ! . Now, boys, divide this gold among ye. ( Throws th em the gold.) lruy kJvla/L You need not hesitate to take it, for the money 1s my own-I leave Ireland to-morrow, and for ever. I could not part from you without giving you some token of my gratitude for the fidelity and love you have shown towards me. OINY. ( 1Jp .L{H,) Ab, sir, wouldn't we pour out our blood, dliropby dhrop, any day for the Mac Coul. /i. C. BEAM. I know it. For six weeks past I have found shelter on these hills under the noses of the military, while a reward of offered for the capture of the rebel Beamish Mac Coul has• not tempted your starvation to betray me. ALL. Long life t'ye, sir; bless you always! BEAM. ( Up c.) See, the morning is beginning to tip the heights of Miillacor ; we must part. In a few hours I shall be on the sea, bound for a foreign land; perhaps never again shall I hear your voices nor see my native hills. Oh, my own land ! my own land! Bless every blade of grass upon your green cheeks ! The clouds that hang over ye are the sighs of your exiled children, and your face is always wet wi t h their tears. Eirne meel~h,




• 4 Shlawn loth ! Fare ye well! And you, dear Abbey of St. Kevin, around which the bones of my forefathers are laid . ..QmI.. Long life to them ! (3 'Jnouwz, .ML. The Mac Coul f the Mac Coul ! [ Theit c11owd rownd hitm. ~Easy, boys, for your own sakes. No noise, no cries _ , -let us part in silence. God bless you all ! f a,,u.q-~Where? [The crowd t01t.H. ----,,,.._~R -Es,01. There! It's the dragoons, for e _ar e orse pe -tin' up the boryeen. • Id:/.:' C , ~BEAM. Do not be alarmed; the person who approaches is oij Ii: H one who loves me so well that she leaves home, fortune, and -u7J friends to accompany the poor exile across the seas. So, whenever you remember Beamish Mac Coul in your prayers, don't forget to invoke a blessing also on the name of Fanny Power,-of Cabinteely:..// _ [Exi t BEAMISH, R.H. 2 E, ALL. Long life to ye/l;oth, sir ! OrnY. Now, boys, let us kape watch over the youngmasther while he i s to the fore, and until we see him safe off. -f tt~ow, will watch the road to Laoff to the cabin of .A.rrah -na-Pogue, where every night-and blessins on the brave girl tha ace the gallows for his Oh, it's small m .A.rrah Meelish if known that she gave o the outlaw, he is her own foster-brot =~".::;/r,=,:;.,.i;;:;;;,;.~;;.;_: Bedad, if he was her own fat s t g for ivin' them a God bless they wor I ere comes the masther--hurry now. [Exeunt. Re-enter BEAMISH with FANNY, R. 2 E . BEAM. Dearest Panny ! is all prepared for our flight ? F.u(NY. Oh, Beamish, what will the world say of mo? What will they think of me after I am gone ?


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• 5 BEAM. They will say that Beamish Mao Coul returned from his exile in France to claim the hand of the woman he loved ; for the fairest woman in Wicklow had remained faithful to him during his four long years of absence. ,FANNY. You ask me to sacrifice fortune--friends-home-:country-all for your sake. Forgive me if I hesitate ~m the brink of such a step. BEAM. (Crosses to &.1 th e n L.) Very well. I will remam here until you love me better. I shall spend my days in the hollows of these rocks, or concealed in some tre e ; I pas s my nights in some cave-cold, miserable, and alone. FANNY. Oh! Beamish . I will go anywhere, do anythingmy poor love . What a dreadful life you endure. Do you indeed sleep in a cave or up a tree ? I wonder you are not frozen to d eath. BEAM. I think of you, d earest ; and that image is warmth, joy, and company. FANNY. Don't! don't! des e all your reproaches for dou.htin ;y . :A:ndnry--h:esrta.tion prolongs such a miserable existen e ! Tell me what I am t o do. BEAM . . To-night, at an hour before midnight, meet me at the chapel near Tullabogue. There the ceremony of marriage will be performed, and before daylight we shall be on board a French craft, now lying off Bray Head, waiting my signal to assist in our escape . FANNY. Well, I suppose I am in for it; but it feels very dreadful. ~~"-""--~-Did you expect the banns would be published at St . Patrick' s Cathedral, between B eamish Mac Coul, rebel, and Fanny Power, spinster? ~ -How cruel you are to laugh at my fears. When I ought to kiss the m away. FANNY. Hush! What noise was that? . oCa,,,u' a.,n, E. (5) ~-(c. ) Sir, sir, the pathrol is coming . (Runs to R . 3 E.) -"'.., A NNY. 'l'he patrol ! :F'ly, fly, Beamis h ! X fYZ, /4 t:fc,o,,rn,t.,J/i, -Ci,'-<.,.l<..O tdi .f (7~ It is too l ate !-~e must_ face the clanger. They Q . {) 7' Eave seen us-see , they quicken therr s~. <' _ ~-Mbr pow , ir.~ ' lo It' UJC,t.,,f u .C . . -If. H. F Are you mad? lwwt Jo Ju.1 R. Ji.


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6 Enter the Sergeant (l//1,d file of Soldiers, L. 3 E. One ,oldier bears a lantern. SERG. Halt! (Advancing.) Ho, my friend, what business have you abroad at this hour? BEAM. Oh, Sergeant, have I not a beautiful excuse .by my side? Look. SERG. I don't want to see your excuse; I want to see your pass. BEAM. Charmed to oblige you; there it is . • FANNY. (Aside.) I am dying of fright. BEAM. Hold your tongue. Jle has got it upside down. -~ SERG. Quite correct, sir; sorry to be obliged to make these -mqurries. BEAM. I admire the precaution. allow your men to drmk this crown-piece to my health?_ SERG. Sir, we are greatly obliged to you. ~-I see you are going towards Laragh. Would you mind seeing me safe on my road ? I am afraid these moun tains are not at all secure for persons like me travelling with a large sum of money. ~You will be quite safe with us. This way . ....lir:wi-And, Sergeant (Brings Sergeant forward a little), if 'llver you meet me again, not a word of this'little' affair. You understand? ' . ( 6 ) SERG. All right, sir! Mum's the word! Forward. March. &uvn.c Ir. 2. Sr;ene doses vn. SCENE II.-ARRAH'e Cottage at Laraqh. SHAUN 1s heard singing oidside. Enter SHAUN R. 1 E. SHAUN. This is my weddin' mornin'; sure my breast is so big wid my heart this minit, that I feel like a fowl wid her first egg. Egorra, and this same love brings a man out in a fine perspiration, long life to it. And there's Arrah's cabin; the oysther-shell that's got the pearl of my heart in it. I wonder is she awake. (-j_noct) No signs of the chimney anyway. Arrah, suilis ! rra , mo millia stooreen ! If you are slapin' don't answer me ; but if you are up, open the

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7 Open the dure softly, • Somebody wants ye, dear; Give me a chink no wider than You'll fill up wid your ear. Or, if you're hard of hearing, dear, Your mouth will do as well ; Just put your lips agan the crack, And hear what I've to tell. Open the dure softly, Somebody wants you, dear. [ARRAH opens the window. ARRAH. Hur-roosh ! hoo ! that porkawn has got loose agam, the marauder ! SHAUN. Is it the pig she takes me for? ARRAH. (Aside.) It's that thief o' the world, Shaun. (Aloud.) Or is it the ould cow that's broke her sugaun? C!2i!JJ&J Coop, coop, coop! SHAUN. Another baste! Have I been singin' to the ould mare till I've got a quadruped voice ? ARRAH. (~) Where is he/hidin'? I'll take a peep. (She puts out her h ead; h e c a tches h e r round the neck.) Oh, murther ! who's that? SHAUN. It's the pig that's got loose. . ARRAH. Let me go, Shaun ! D'ye hear me, sir ? let me go ! SHAUN. First I'll give ye the coward's blow. Come here, ye vagabone, till I hit ye undher the nose wid my mouth. ARRAH. I'll sthrike back, ye villin ! (1Ie kisses her she _ pushes hilm ariav.) Isn't this purty thratement for a lone woman? SHAUN. Ye'll get no b etther, now I warn ye; so don't go marryin' me this blessed day wid sthravagin expectations; ye'll have to live from hand to mouth, and whin you're out of timper I'll set my face agin you ; mind that. ARRAH~ ou're back mighty early, Shaun; didn't you say that you had to dhrive Michael Feeny over from Hollyrood last night? (Grosses to.q,..) I(, SHAJlli,, Sure enough; but he got down at Glendalough to walk across the hill . .A.RRAH. What brings ye up here at all, at all? Did ye think anybody was wantin' ye ? SHAUN. IsR,indeed,. ses I," There's that Colleen Dhas all alone, win the cow to milk; and the pigs to feed, an chickeens ; and the big barn beyant to get clane and swate by the evenin', for


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8 the wedclin' to-night, an' not a ha'porth of help she'll take from martial. I'll go and give her a lift." .ARRAH. Is it afther bein' up all night on the road betune Hollywood and Rathdrum; sure you have had no rest at all? SHAUN. Rest, darlin ! what would I want wid rest for the next six months to come ? Wid the love in my heart that makes every minit a fortune, sure rest is only a waste of time, and to shut my eyes on the sight of your face before me is sinful,JJxt ravagance, my d a rlin'. {. . ~Won'\ you re t..,;ometwies, an1.way? I'll obk: a yoLalapul!, jewttl,and t at will do as well. ., .ARRAH. Go on, now, ye comedtherin' schamer. Is it robbin' the beehives, or ating the honey clover, you have been, for you've tbe smell of it on your tongue? Go on, I tell ye. Dhrive the cow up from the :field below, and maybe when you are back I'll lave a hot whatemale cake on the griddle to stop your mouth wid. ' SHAUN . .Ah! there's a griddle in the middle of your own face, Arrah, that hals a cake on it always warm and ready to stop a boy's mouth.,• . ARRAH. D'ye wan me to bate ye, ye provoker. (Bea/,8 b,im -fl L. ' . ofi Oh, Shaun, cuishla agus machree, my heart goes wid ye and keeps stip beside you for ever and ever, my darlin'. ( 7 ) Song-.ARRAH. "Oh, I love him dearly." Enter BEAMISH, L.!l,E. ~Has he gone? fr. Jf. .ARRAH. Oh, Masther Beamish, it goes sore agin me to be decavm' the poor boy this way. Isn't it better to let him know that it's yourself that's in it? .&-o-1'i:~ ;f tf:. BEAM. My dear .Arrah, if I were discovered m your cabin you know the penalty you would pay for the shelter and pro tection you have afforded the rebel. .ARRAH . .Ah, sir; but sure Shaun would lay down his life for you. BEAM. Is it not enough that you should live with the halter round your neck, without including Shaun's foolish head in the same rope ? R. e .ARRAH. .And would they hang him for onJy knowing that you were here to the fore? d/-df. aftpi.-.I~ BEAM . .Ay, would they-15oth youandheogether-and although this day is your wedding-day, that's not the sort of noose you expect to~ :i.Me. Jl,,(.,(,,f::-1/ ei,vi, UYL,,Co .ARRAH. Bedad it's not!




9 BEAM. Then don't deceive yourself. (Grosses R. c.) While I I r e main here you and I are standing under the same gibbet. -ARRAH. I'm proud to stand anywhere beside yourself, Maste t Beamish ; and sure isn't the cabin there your own, anyway ? 'Twas your gift to my mother that nursed you. You were fostered under that old thatch itself; and if they tuk and hung me to the dure-post beyant, sure my life 'ud be the only rint we ever paid the Mac Coul for all the blessins we owe the ould family. , ~-Hold out your hands. (Places money in them.) There. ARRA,H, What's this? It is my wedding-gift; the marriage portion you will bestow on Shaun this day . .ARRAH. Bank-notes ! But oh, sir, why would I take this from yourself, and you so poor ! BEAM. That is precisely the reason you cannot refuse it. Sure, if I was rich, there would be less pleasure to me in giving it you, goose. ARRAH. But how will I tell Shaun that I came by so much money? BEAM. In three days I shall be in France ; till then answer no questions. Then you may tell him all. ARRAH. Well, I promise ; but he'll never forgive me. It'll be a sore place wid him agin me. (Going R.) BEAM. I'll engage you'll find a way of drawing out the pam. . Faith, I've a notion I will. (Grosses to R.) BEAM. Now, I must return till dark to my nook in the barn, u.f~ lo where I roost under the thatch, where my only companion is the cat. ARRAH. Ah ! sir, why have I not as many lives as they say she has? I'd give the whole nine of them for your sake. I know it. [Exit into cottage. . D ARRAH. He's goin' away to the wild wars, wid death and ~':::1::19 f danger by the wayside. Shall I ever see him agin after this a__jtvz: h--,.,-n,c,, night? Oh! my brother! May the sweet angels of heaven hall ~<--U.Z. put out the fire of the guns, and turn away the bagginets =,;,. ~ r foreninst ye ! Enter FEENY. rf/. f e, . FEENY. Where is Shaun ? ARRAH. How would I know? (Close windows.) (uwn,d l-

3. O'GRADY. i_ Written Letter. MORAN. FANNY Povnm. \ LANIGAN, PAI.sEY, 7, :P~ REGAN. OrNY. Male and Female Peasants .


top of the hill beyant, sure I saw ye both on this spot, col loguin togithir. ARRAH. Did ye ? I hope the sight was p l azin' to ye, sir. FEENY, And as I turned the corner there , I saw the tail of his coat as he went into the cabin. ARRAH. j1sid.I :r,,) 'Twas Master Beamish. ( Down L. H.) FEENY. ! rrah, it's the bad luck that i s over me entirely this day. There's yourself that Ilove, wid all my heart ! ARRAH. That's not sayin' much. li'EENY. (R.) And this blessed day I'm gain' to be robbed of you! _ ARRAH. Whisht ! he'll hear ye. *t--rt.M lii5 FEENY. Shaun, is it? D'ye think ni ashamed of my love for you? ARRAH. No; but I am. I wouldn't like him to think so manely of me as to feel that you love me. (Goes i to ~ail.) FEENY. Well, I'm a poor thing entirely. eda ! one would think I was a disordler that was catchin' ; but maybe you'll repint the hour you made little of me, for I can wait, my darlin' ; and to them that waits their time comes round , and when mine comes I'll make you feel a little of what I feel now. -("~ t;. ARRAH. If Shaun heard them words he'd have to answer for your life. FEENY. Let him answer first for my money ! This mornin' on Derrybawn, not five minutes after I left his car, I was waylaid and robbed by twenty blackguards that lay ready for me . Who but Shaun knew that I had the rents of Hollywood in my pocket ? Who but he knew the hour and the place where I could be caught ? . ARRAH. Robbed ! and by Shaun ! What could he want wid yoUJ' dirty money? FEENY. He'd want it for you, marm, if you please . ARRAH. Be all that's mane, I believe the crature thinks that sweethearts pay one another, and ye can buy a ha'porth of love at the hucksther's shop. Look here, man ! d'ye see that ? Slwws himi the monei she received rom BEAMISH.) It isn't money we wan . FEENY. Oh ! what's that ? ARRAH. Look !-10 and 5, and 10 agin, and 3 and 5 once more. Look ! that's right; I know the sight warms you r heart. FEENY. Can I believe my eyes? ARRAH. I thought I'd astonish you.


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11 FEENY (Aside). They are the same that a few hours ago I was robbed of on Derrybawn. (Aloud.) Let me look agin. ARRAH. Oh, look and feel ! IJoii't""you long that they were yours? FEENY (Ex1J11ninimg a note). Yes; here's my own upon tlie'liac'lr. ( Retwms it to her.) ARRAH. Now, you see we don't want your money, nor your company aither. There' s your road Points o ) ; it is waitin' .:f ~ for ye. Good mornin' ! Exit into cotta e. , FEENY. Shaun is one of the gang that robbed me-1v a fu ' doubt of it. I'll swear to them notes ; and there he is ineide ku:!..; wid her this minute! Sto p ! I'll take a peep, that I may make • oath I saw himself. (Goes to cabin.) Oh! tare alive! but this is too good to be thrue. I don't desarve it. (~ through lcm!lwl e into cabin.) SHAUN (Enterimg R. 1 E.). Well, bad luck to her for a cow ! Ah ! you're the only famale of your sex I never could make any hand of_ at all. FEENY. Divil a thing I see but the dark. ""SiiAuN What's that? (Sees FEENY.) ]'EENY. Yes; there he is! Now I see him! SHAUN. Do ye? (Seizing him b e himd b71 collar of coat and s ea t of breeches.) Well, and d'ye feel him, you spym' vagabone ? (Shalcimg him.) FEENY. What's this, Shaun? I thought--I mean-I-ain't you ms1de the cabin ? SHAUN. No! I don't find it convanient to be in two places at onst. FEENY. And it wasn't you that was here, and it is somebody else that--phew ! (Aside.) What's all this at all? Oh, tare and ages, I smell a rat. < SHAUN. Now, Michael Feeny, listen hether, and take a. friendly warnin'. This day will make me masther of that cabin and all that's in it; and if I find your nose in my kayhole, be the tongs of the devil I'll lave ye nothin' to blow for the rest of your dirty life. Enter ARRAH from cottage. ARRAH. Shaun ! Wross to...L.) :FnNY. (Aside.) She is bothered. • tO fl. i. / .A.RRAH. What is the matter ? c:u,-w,1. "'-. X'S DUt,l/lld FEm It's only a mistake; thought Shann Wtl,S inside there w1d yerself-didn't ye tell me he was?


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.A.&RAII. No, I didn't. ~-(Aside.) She's tremb l in'. (Aloud.) I was thinkin' you said 'twas he gave you all the money you showed me. -. . What money is he talkin' about ? ARRAH. Ah, never mind him. ( Gi>e up L., m,ee(s SHAUN at ~ &.) . EENY. (Asid e .) She's frightened; there's a man hidin' widin there, that Shaun kuows nothing about. 'Twas he, not Shaun, that gav' her the money-'twas he that robbed me. Oh, .A.rrah Meelish, I have ye now. Ye despise me, do . you-well, I'll bring you down to my feet, low as I am. I'll show you to all the neighbomlS, wid you fine lover hidin' in your cabin, and we'll see which you like best round your purty neck-my arms or the felon's rope, my jewel. SHAUN. When you and the divil have done colloguin to gether, I'd like to see the full front of your back. FEENY. The top of the mornin' t' ye both. [ Ex1:t . .[ .// . 1 8 SHAUN. Well, sweet bad luck go wid ye, and that's my blessm on ye. ARRAH. Ah, never mind him, dear! it's thrue what he said about the money, and here it is, Shaun. It is a present I got on my weddin' day. SHAUN. What's this? Oh, Biddy Mulligan! . Bank-notes; and have you found a crock o' goold full of banknotes, or did ye catch a leprichaun, an' squeeze this out of him between your finger and thumb ? .A.RRAH. Yes, indeed, it was one of the good people that gav' it to me, and he tould me not, to tell you a word about it for three days-them's the conditions I recaved wid it. (Goin . SH.AUN. that' asy way v. ' e-.a.ij.i ! Can ye get any more of it on the same con itions. Make it six, dear, and divil a word I'll ax, but open my mouth and shut my eyes, and let it roll down widout a wink. Pow dhers of war! .A.rrah ! what am I marryin' a tall? Beauty and wealth, no less . • It's my belief you are a fairy, born and bred. Your mother was sweet Vanus herself, and your father w was the Bank of Ireland. [ E x it R. II. ( 8) SCENE III.-The Ar11io1m1 in O'GRADY's Hous e . FANNY POWER, L. 1. E. FANNY. I have managed to regain my room without discovery. Well! this is nice behaviour for a young lady ! 'l'he inmate of a respectable house to be scampering o ver the country by


13 moonlight. I wonder I _'m not ashamed of myself! .And this is my wedding-day ! I must spend it in deceit and fear! not daring to look in the face of those that love and trust me. After dark, dressed in an old cloak, I must creep away like a thief to be married by rushlight in an old ruin ; then I'll be hurried on board a dirt)' smuggler, among fifty strange men, who will know all I've been at. This is a nice programme. Enter O'GRADY with a T ette r, R. H. O'GRADY. Congratulate me, my dear Fanny. This is the happiest day of my life. FANNY. Then you are not going to be married? O'GRADY. You must let me hope that I am. D'ye remember about six months ago-I mean the last time you refused me? FANNY. Haven't I refused you since then? Well. Q'G:UAPX You said to me: "O'Grady ! never pronounce the word love to me again until you bring me the royal pardon of Beamish Mac Coul." FANNY . .And did not my anxiety awake any jealous feelings in your breast ? . O'GRADY. Not in the least. Sure I knew that your interest sprang from the romantic sympathy of your little seditious heart for .the rebel, and not from any love for a man you never saw ; so I set to work, and mighty hard work it was ! FANNY. Do you mean to tell me that you have succeeded? Ola, dooP I!!l>b~eJ, are there hopes ? O'GRADY. Fanny! if you talk an loo at pie Eke that I'll -rittg-,fer klp. -0-'\J/V' FANNY. Speak, you dearest of injured mortals! O'GRADY. I have accomplished the task you imposed upon me, and you are free to reward me. Don't be overcome, Fanny; I am yours. FANNY. I am bewildered with joy. O'GR.AnY. Here is the letter from -the Secretary of State. (Reads.) "My dear Colonel-In consideration of your eminent services--FANNY. Oh, never mind that--to the point! D'GRADY. This is the point. "In con "dera--(She snatches the letter).::: X a; Ii FANNY.. . ) m-um ! .Ah ! " The matter was brouo-ht before the Council." So. ".A free ardon 1s ranted 11, o /. e is not im licated in the fresh


J . F.i.NNY 0 0 0'GIU])r. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 SnJ.UN. 0 O Pea sa nts . 0 AB:eA.n. PATBBY.


14 O'GRADY. Fortunately, Beamish is in France; so that pro viso . cannot apply to him. There's the pardon-the life. of your hero . l....~ .n,tL . FANNY. A pardon! can I believe my eyes? O'GRADY. No! for they are a pair of thieves. e!lirt . th~t they have stolen ? (Oho riis outside, What is that agreeable uproar ! Enter PATSEY1 L.'J E. Where's my and shouts . ) --rt)) PATSEY. Plase your honour, it's the weddin party from Laragh-Shaun the Post and Arrah Meelish, wid all their followin', are on their way to the chapel, sir. O'GRADY, Show them in, Patsey. (Exit PA'l'EY, 1-attppnse the young couple want my Jieei;se t-o keep open house tu nlgb.t ts Psge,J,s thei-I ft:ioB!.ls, FANNY. Are they followers of the O'Grady? ( Going R.H.) O'GnADY. No : they belong to the sept of the Mac Ooul. FANNY. Ah! (Stops.) Lo.-Jr. R e ente r PATSEY, and ent e r SHAUN ..A.RRAH ~d Villa e en, L. E. ~Long lif,l:l to you, sir. ,,r .0 . ARRAH. It is the smile of fortune, we bring, your honour. May the grass never grow on your dure-step, nor fail on your hills. May your hearthstone be always as warm as your heart; and when you die may the wail of the poor be the only sorrow of your life ! O'GRADY. (c.) Now, Shaun, what's the good word from you? SHAUN. (L. c.) Well, your honour, seein' the sweet lady _that's by your s1de, I can think of nothin' else to say but "More power t'ye, and long life to enjoy it! " ALL. Hurroo ! O'GRADY. Thank ye, Shaun ; and may this day that will change the name of y9ur bride, never change the heart of ..Arrah-na-Pogue ! FANNY. Arrah-na-Pogue ! that means Arrah-of-the-Kiss ! O'GRADY, Don't you know why she is called so? Tell her, Arrah. , ti , , _ ARRAH. Sure I do be ashamed, sir . .if~ ut4um.dJ

BEAMISH. SHAUN. .ARRAH. OINY. REGAN. LANTY. ' . d.., cl.m f ill'Me, Ci I lb 4. Beggars-Male and Female. , Childre n. Sergeant . -la-Soldiers. Handcuff.~. O'GRADY. MAJOR COFFIN. LANIGAN. -'2 Peasants.l!Ma1e and Female . . FEENY. FANNY PowER. Eve;ybody for end of .Act.


15 SHAUN. Beamish Mac Coul, Miss; her comdaltha-I mane her foster-brother, that is. It was four years ago. He was lyin' in Wicklow Gaol, the day before he was to be hung wid the rest of us, in regard of the risin'. FANNY. ! remember, he escaped from prison the day before his execution. SHAUN. 'l'hrue for ye, miss. The boys had planned the manes of it, but couldn't schame any way to give him the office, because no one was !et in to see the masther, barrin' they wor sarched, and then tliey could only see his face at a peep-hole in the dure of his cell. FANNY. Did Arrah succeed in conveying to him the necessary intelligence? ( ffrosses,to c + SHAUN. She did::_ ' Bein' only a dawny little crature that time, they didn't subtiect the cunnin' that was in her ; so she gave him the paper in spite . of them, and under the gaoler's nose. , ,. FANNY. How so? You say they searched her. Did they not find 1t? ' SHAU " No : miss; -y.ou see they didn't search in the right place. She Bad rowled it up and put it in her mouth ; and when she saw her foster-brother, she gave it to him in a kiss. • . ARRAH. And that'~ why they call me Arrah-na-Pogue. ~u.d , FANNY. No one bU:iht woman would have thought of such a post-office. ( Crosses to R.) ARRAH. It's a poor thing I clid for him that has done so much for Shaun and me. We owe him every feet of Janel . that gives us bread, and the roof that covers us. There isn't a ha 'porth we have but belongs to him. FANNY. (A{1e.) How her face~, and her eyes till as she speaks o 1m. bt..W>n,J O'GRADY. Well, Shaun, I suppose you want a magistrate's perm1ss10n to keep open house to-night? ou sha 1 Jiave it. Patsey, put a keg or two of liquor on the carNf I can't attend in person at your feast, I will be there in spirit anyw~ ru ALL. Long life t'ye, sir. The O'Grady for ever. Hurroo ! [ Exeu,nt L. 1 E. O'GnA'.DY. Here's another woman infatuated with the Mac Coul. It 1s wonderful. FANNY. ~asy--1:tOOU myself. I thought I was his only case-I hope he is not an epidemic. Re-enter PATSEY, L. 1 E. P..tTSEY, Major Coffin, sir.


16 O'GRADY. I am delighted to see him. Enter MAJOR COFFIN1 L. 1 E. No bad news from the disturbed districts I hope, Major. ~-(BowiJnq.) Miss Power, I'm yours. ( Crosse s to c.) Colonel, my news is excellent. The French emissary, whose presence in this neighbourhood we have for six weeks sus pected, but who has eluded our efforts to trace-O'GRADY. Because no such person is to be found. FANNY. (~ 'Tis Beamish! O'GRADY. Well, Major, is there any news of your wild goose? MAJOR. The most precise. We have discovered his nest. A thousand pardons, Miss Power, for entering on such a matter in your presence. FANNY. Not at all-I beg you to proceed. I-I am more deeply interested in your success than you can imagine. You have not-caught the-the rebel ? MAJOR. Had we done so, I beg to assure you, the first tree would have settled his business, without occupying your attention with such a vagabond. (To the O'GRADY.) Do you know the collecting clerk of the Government Agent, one Mr. Michael Feeny? O'GRADY. I do !-well; he's the biggest thief in the county Wicklow, and that's the best I know of him. MAJOR. (Calls). Step this way, Mr. Feeny. Enter FEENY, L. O'GRADY. Oh! Mr. Feeny, I think we are acquainted; when last we met I introduced myself. FEENY. Yes, Colonel; I think-I-that is-you-O'GRADY. I kicked you from the hall -d_oor to the lodge gate, for serving process on a guest of mine. FEENY. I am afraid, Colonel, that I left an unfavourable im press10n on you. O'GRADY. I am sure, sir, I left a number of unfavourable im press10ns on you. (Cl:a~e.-) What does this fellow want? MAJOR. He alleges that last night he was robbed by fifty armed men _on Derrybawn Hill. His description of their leader tallies with that of the man of whom we are in search. By accident he has traced part of the plunder, and discovered, at the same time, the rebel's nest. O'GRADY. Poor devil! Well, I suppose you want me to hear thl.B fellow's depositions ? If you will step into the


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!)I 17 justice-room7I am sure Miss Power will excuse us. This way, Major. • [Exeunt, D. F . L. ")(... (11) FANNY. (Alar) . It is Beamish they seek! He was on Derrybawn las mght, and that wretch has tracked him, and marked him down, in some cave or up a tree, where he lies now, little expecting the fate that awaits him. Can I hear what they say ? (Listens at the door. Yes !-hush !-he speaks! he recognised the notes to e t e same of which he was rob bed! Eh ? What does he say ? In the possession of .A.rrah Meelish? --:A.rrah, the girl that was here just now ! Hush ! The rebel chief is her lover, and he is concealed in her cabin at Laragh ! Oh! what have I heard? Beamish there! No! it is not. possible. Yet how the girl's face beamed when she spoke of him. .A.h ! they return. 2-I 1 . R e enter O'GRADY, MAJOR COFFIN, and FEENY, D. ~ ' . L. -le. MAJOR. r propose to make a descent on this girl's cabin tonight. (Oross_es to c.) ec. O'GRADY. 'ro-itight ! and this is her wedding-day, poor ttimg ! Couldn't you put it off till to-morrow? ( Grosses to L.) MAJOR. .A.nd risk the escape of our man ?. .L • FEENY. Oh ! divil a fear o' that, your honour; the cabin is well watched this minute by them that won't let a mouse stir out of it "3/idout givin' the alarm. We've got him safe , enough. J .. _ _ . , : R . FANNY'. \Aside:) How, then; can I warn him of his danger! 01dhnY. Major, speaking from experience, I believe that fellow is lyin g. The truth would be ashamed to be seen coming out of him. ( --c. I know the girl he has de nounced, and I'll pledge my honour for hers. FANNY . .A.nd I'll pledge mine for the man. No! I mean, I-1-I don't think it possible any woman could be so bas.!). O'GRADY . "Y}lat do you know about it? .tlz:ffzti•,t.Jl..) k FA...'rnY. I m only saying what you say; an you are not going to turn round now, and say otherwise because I say so too? . MAJOR. If she is innocent, investigation can cnly confirm our good opinion, in which I am resolved to share. J)'GRADY. Then I w:ill go with you! FANt-."'Y. So will I. O'GRADY You, fanny! ( s R . FANNY. Yes;) cannot restram t e mterest I feel in this investigat10n. I will not believe that a man can be so base to maintain a lovf'l:a'frair up to his very wedding-day; and with "\.


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18 1mch a secret in his breast abuse the honest heart of one who loves him. O'GRADY. But it isn't a man; it is a woman. FANNY. Well, it is all the same thing. Grosses to L. Don't annoy with your :fine distinctions. ( Oro$ses c. ome, Major, let me hear the particulars from yourself; for the O'Grady gets so confused when he attempts to explain anything, that 1 my understanding becomes as muddled as his own. ,. [Exit with MAJOR, R. 1. E.,..;.~....,_. O'GRADY. Tender-hearted angel! See how she stands up . for one of her own sex in trouble ! . r FEENY. I hope, Colonel, dear, you will disremember the . (;syYl ~-db -httle matter petune us, sir, and not hould it agin me; I'm \ ~ ,lA only a tool, sir, i my employer's hands, and sixteen shillins a 6'yrt>"-J week is all I get for the dirty work. O'GRADY: Then you get more kicks than ha'pence. Stand outside the gate, my man, and don't let the dogs smell ye. [E.-m:t :A. 1. E. FEENY. Aha! oho! Arra.h-na-Pogue. I tould ye that I'd take down that purty nose of your own, that ye turned up at me when I axed ye to say the word. It's a grand weddin' ye'll have, my lady; but it is in Wicklow Gaol ye'll pass this night ! I tould you my time would come, and that I would bring ye to my fut, and when e rise from that it shall be into my arm9t~ / _ t (12) ScENE IV.-.A c h ecl t o AR ' abin at Laiaqh. Throu h see n dott e d with Zic. hts an lendalov h which is visible BuM. (Desc e nds staircase, R . H.) This place is watched. Has my retreat been discovered? When the wedding party returns, I can mix unnoticed with the crowd, and escape in ~th dark. (Music and shouts outside.) Here they come. (H) ~ends to the loft.) ~ , (13 r , [ Enter a PROCESSION, preceded b11 Beqqais and Children, then a Piper and Fiddlersj then the Bridesmaids and Men i then SHAUN an ARRAH vn a car, with the Priest ; then a Orowcl. SHAUN. A kind welcome to every mother's son of ye, and a w


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19 warmer one agin to every petticoat. Bad luck to the first that laves the house, barrin' he doesn't know any better. ALL. Hurro ! (14) SHAUN. (Music diiring this.) There's lasbirn~ of mate inside, and good liquor galore, and him that spares what's there, I look u on as n. loakiu' at ye , alk in, my darlins, and cead mille failtha. ------;a,,,.,-(He leapsaown and follows them.) Re-ente'I' ARRAH; she looks round cautumsly. ARRH . .Are ye gone, sir ?......,:G'~ . ..,..:;::;:..::;.:.;;::;;~+---..:;:-:c:,:...:;:;..~~i:::-. (A earini on the stairs, aa leanin over. rom my trap-door m e roo a ove, can see. men m the road below, who seem to be watching this place. Surely they cannot suspect my retreat here ? Who could have betrayed me? . ARRAH. From the roof of the barn you can rache a tree, and 6y its branches climb to the rock above. . BEAM. I won't try that except as a last expedient. Oh"! Arrah, if I were caught here, what would become of you? ARRAH. Never mind me, save yourself. BEAM. Come what may I must be at Tullabogue in two liours from this time-( -ie s and lau htm within -but dou't let me detain you from the fell,st. oo ye, we may not see each other again, so heaven bless and preserve you. May heaven keep you-farewell ! ARRAII. Good-bye, sir. (He disappears.) He is going! and while they are hunting the life out of him, here am I dancing and marryin', and laffin', wid no more feeling in me than if I wor a wet sod of turf that hasn't a ha'porth of warmth in its .. heart, although ye stick it in the middle of the fire. CUJ-u.n,1.., R. ff.!.J::::: Enter SHAUN, door L. SHAUN. Where are ye at all? Oh ! it is alone we are for a blessed minute itself; and I have ye all to myself, my darlin'; my own that ye are, now. Oh, murther ! when I luk at you, e;o clean and natc, and purty, it's fit you are for a bit of cbaney on the chimbly-piece of the quality in a drawing-room, not


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20 for my dirty cabin. And how did you come to love a poor ignorant cratur like meself, at all, at all ? [lJVUJ..k lo -{!3 A~RAH. Poor and ignorant ! How dar' ye be callmg my husband name1,,. SHAUN. Iss, pt>or I am; I never knew it till I saw you inside my dure. Ignorant, I am; I never felt it till I thried to tell ye what was in my heart, and found I hadn't larnin' to do it, anyway. No ! I can't make it out at all, unless you are a fairy that has stooped . to make -fun of a poor boy. I'm expectin' every minute to see . your wings breakin' out behind upon ye ; and maybe you'll rise up like a butterfly, and be off to the skies above, where you belong; X. ARR.AH. Ab, ShaaB1 my El~lm', Ele:a't to me that W81J 71'aii'riiiah1 se mneh of m~ SH.AUN. Oh, my threasure ! Oh, mo storreen bheg ! If.there was a diamond as big as yourself, it would be a poor thing beside you, my darlin'. But what's the matter, dear? I s it cryin' you arc ? Oh, is it anything I've said, bad luck to me, that's made ye cry, my darlin.' _/. _ ._ . 1 _ • 1 . ARRAH. No ! no ! don't ax me. d'h vivu.e,,,, 'LU-,fqet,, l,f/4 .h-L

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;: 1 . o/-tV11l.Llf. KATl'Y. Come ou t o' that, ,E_::'6ogmi., till I take the con sate out of Y.lll • ALL. Hurroo for Katty ! Katty Walsh, aboo ! SHAUN. Aisy, now, ye rapparees. Katty, darlin', let me lade ye out. It's rourself that'll stretch Tun Gogan lik e a dead fowl this blesse d eve nin', if you'll put it to him sthrong befor e he g~ his second wind. What shall be the. time of it, avour-? , ncen . ( v .I. ...... AA -K 1\1'TY. "Tatther Jack Welsh" agin the world. , SHAUX. That's t he daisy; and it's yirself will tatther (J Ltu./ ~' 1' ll go bail. Would ye take a supfi.rst, or will ye dance I dhry ? There's a one-IJound note among the fiddl ers if t he lady i s plazed wid the time of it. (16) ALL. Hurroo ! ----"-EruuN . 1-{ow, ye scrapin' thieves, pull out the plug and rnn , "-' __ C\I\ rono-(fawe, A jig bit KATTY ancl 'PHI 9e~N.) Whoo! C , \ "'-'--\ ""t" (U\)U.X.JLI that's ant. elt the. flure, Katty. ' . Cover the bucl~le fai~, ye ould sc h a mer. !REGAN. Kildare for a tinpenny. HAUN. Ah,1 don't d ecave y erselves; Katty is only jokin'. ait till she offers her fut to him. Whoo ! that's the sthroke ! . Hould up the credit of the county, Tim. SHAUN. Put xour bac)r into it, Katty; his off-leg is a Quaker. StTcktohim, my jewel, he's goin' ; he's goin' . . (Tm falls exh ausled . A s hout ram a ll the crowd. oo . CDances round him amiidst e nera l a lause anTisTed ceremonious 11 11 HAUN t o a seat . H e hands h e r a J1t~ of punch.) _ HAUN~ Now, boys , one glass all round, and then I'll call upon Paddy Finch for a song. -,------ALL. Whoo! Where's Pat? Pat, ye schamer, clare ycr pipes.7>addy, yer wantin'. OINY. If ye plaze, here he is ; but not a note ye'll get out of him this night, barrin' it's a s n ore . H e',; over. taken. SHAUN. Is he salted down intirely ? • KATTY. He is contint. I; Come, ~n~or want of a betthcr, we'll take a song from yourself. c&v,_a.,L ALL. Hnrroo ! Rise it, ~ ' avich. • ~N. Will , lanies, it's for 'you to choose the time of it; •What shal l it b"e? : ' :t.~-The " Shttn: Vttn Due.'' IT~ t:g 1./u.. 9'1..l!vn., ;:1,k )t~ALL. HQ .!-7 ~t, ! Ila!. .Cl62


1l rft rato Group cl uring the Song. /ha.A-ek, lltdJ._ o/rr;v • Female. Q Female. O Female, Fiddler O O Piper. 0 Fiddler. O Female. O Female. O Peasant. 0 Peasant. O Female. l '~~\ -,--0 Peasant. O Peasant. 0 Pem;ant. O Female, 0 Peasant. O Female. 0 K .. TTY, ; Roll of drum, R. H. ClQJ-\ :1~ The table is move .cl to L.H. e .dre1ne. J 7"" 0 0 0 0 0 0 ;. 0 0 0 ; • • 0 • Peasants, • 0 . . . Soldiers O r Chair. 0 SEUGBA.NT. 0 Sn .. UN. ,..... ~'\I 0~. \ 0 • PcasaZ:ts . • . . . 0 Soldiers. ~-Fiu;: Y. 0 01GBADY. O ABBA.JI. In all these groups th e staircase practicable, R. H. 3 E., is i1,Sed to place part of the cro;d, cilso the table, L. H,, and the chairs, &"c.


22 SHAUN. Wbisht, boys, are ye mad? is it sing that song and the soldiers widin gunshot ? there's sudden death in every note of it. OINY. Niver fear; we'll put a watch outside and sing it quiet. SHAUN . It is the "Twistin' of the Rope" ye are axin' for? CJl/Wlj ~-~i-yil an ~ormer i~ to the fore-so out wid it. -SHAUN. Is it all right, outside there? UrnY. (Advancing.) Not a sowl can hear ye, barrin' ourselves. ( S'RAUN. Murdher alive! kape lookin' out. S NG. (17) . .A.RRAH. Well, this is purty goings-on at my wed din'. Boys, I am spoilin' for a dance, and not one among ye has axed me the time I'd like, nor offered o provoke my fut to the fl.ure. Oiny Farrell, stand out and f, ce me if ye dar. Come, girls, the fiddlers are ashamed of y . ------ALL. Hurroo ! I [The11 toJce th eir plac e s for a iiq2 the fiddlers commence lOA in . A drum heard outsid,e ener l conster a FILE OF SOLDIERS led b1 the ERGE.A "'T • 1,e is oses o e men so as to su1-::::::;,, rou t e cabi BEAMISH2 who has been visible inq the previous scenes in the lo-ft for1ned b11 the ra ers o the barn now is seen to throw o his coat an to en tie tr -doo1 in• the 1 • he isappea1s thr~ it. Enter (R.C.) MAJOR, COFFIN,HE O'GRADY1 FANNY PowE!yfu;~'':}_: cW and FEENY. fi,a:1t1-l,t, 0 r~. / re of.., t., f' /0 ft;t,d1 Gf-MAJOR1 Guard the .doors; let no one ~ss. J.o-c-.<.rn-I ~ . J !, ,u .-O' GRADY. We are rsorry to spoil your diversion';"boys, but a <-{L-(/ robbery was committed last night on Derrybawn Hill, and we have received information that some of the plunder has been traced to this spot. . SHAUN. Is it a thief you are afther, sir ? .A.h, thin, if any such a one is undher this roof, ye are welcome to him. MAJOR. Now, Mr. Feeny, whom do you charge with having possession of the pl,u-rtder ? FEENY. That worl\an, .A.rrah Meelish. ALL. Arrah ! fSHAUWcrosses to L. :e:._ !


O FnE!fT. O FAN!fT, 0 O'GnADT. 0 SHAUN, 0 MA.Jon. O Ann.i.a . Peasants whisper to each other . O 'G O O Muon. O FANNY . S H AUN, seated in o O A m1.1.H. 0 -lf t/u; thcy&1--tJNJ /,__nn, rn-woJrr::l k,,~ .UC,~ 'fM: ivti-0 J ef~~ . . k.-0 J-1,~ 1u,,,.,. 11-.


23 (Advancing.) t. Let her be sarched. SHAUN. (Turning and seizing FEENY.) Lay a finger on her and I'll brain ye ! MAJOR. Arrest that fellow ! [SERGE.AN'!' advances towards SHAUN. O'GR.ADY. (Interposing.) 'Asy, Major; what would you do if a man 6ffered to lay a band on the woman you loved ? Be the powers, I'd have brained him first and warnedJiim afther wards. Shaun,' my man, the thing is settled in a moment. We don't believe a word this.,le}low has deposed, but if Arrah has any mo _ ney-:bank;-notes about her--SHAW. She has, sir. O'GRADY. See that! then let us just look at them. SHAUN. Wid all the pleasure in life. Arrah, dear, gi' me them notes you showed me a while ago. Don't be frightened, darlin' ~ Come. (19 ) ..[; [ARRAH gives SH.AUN the notes, with trembling reluctance. O'GR.ADY. (Receiving the notes (!om SHAUN.) The Bank of Naas. If. {!. FEENY. And they are part of them that I was robbed of last --night on Derrybawn. I'll swear to them. Luk, and you'll find ~y name on the back of. one o' them. Ther~, that's the ....Gone. See, d'ye believe me now? _ O'GRADY. (Crosses to L. Where and from whom did you receive this money . ~air,se. SHA~. LA.side.) Why oesn' she spake. O'GRADY. I'm sure you won't refuse to tell us how you became possessed of these notes. (A pause.) Afther what you have heard, if you are innocent, as I am sure you are, you won' to screen the thief! ((loes up staqe.) ti5 7

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.. 24 1 ,c.._Jltct,.itnt, kflJ _ u,,..,k l cl,j, f. Fi.,,CJ. -MAJOR. No; you are my prisoner. This girl must hold no communica'tion with any here. Two Soldie s dmance down ft, L. H. and Clll'rest h e r, while a thvrd unlocks a air o handcu s. _ Search this pl~ce. ' R e tfr e s to c . FEENY. I know every hole and corner in it. Folly me. ffe . [Serjeant and two Soldiers go out, L. H. Two1 l e d by FEENY, ascend the staircas/i R.H., and ar e seen im e o a ave ' irustin t eir ba~ onets imto flrn FANNY~rah Meelish ! for the sake of -that loving heart t1i'atliistleeding yonder, for the sake of those honest girls who stand bewildered at this charge against you, oh! for your own s ake, speak out, say that no one has been concealed here! .Raise up your face, girl, and say it is a lie. (A p a use.) j ~ -.A:-fm. ( Murmuring.) She doesn't spake ! she d oesn't spake! _ ~-(L. c. a e r a ause and wh e n FEENY has dis peared.J ou esire, then, that all here should believe you guilty : You wish that Shaun should accept your silence as a confession of your shame ? ~,.SHAyN. Fanny Power, if all Ireland thought her= guilty; ay ! if ~ -said the word Irer'!ii'lt,t and swore to it, If"%ould not believe it agin' ..m:y-own heart, that knows too well to doubt !:Kw. vllL. \U., j (0) --0-R entei FEENY an oldiers and Ser'eant. The two Q diers who return with EENY r e main o n the stavrcase-one on e ach landing. d,vf!::. Jc. FEENY. (c.) He has escaped; but here is his coat he left J-~t~ behind him ; and look, here in the pocket, is my pass that he UL!:;;~ttr. stole. [ AHRAH f a lls on h e r knees. ff MAJOR. This evidence, Colonel, is pretty conclusiv e . O'GRADY. You see this, Arrah.

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BEAMISH. 1 . OrNY. W ritten Letter . Flota lights up. Border down .


l ' I I ACT IL (21) SCENE I.-The Devil's Glen. Enter BEAMISH, R. BEAM. What a night of adventure ! I had a narrow escape from the barn, but favoured by the darkness I scaled the cliff, and stole away like a fox over the hills. What can detain Fanny? The hour appointed for our meeting has passed. Hark ! some one comes down the glen. k: those are the footsteps of a man. 'Tis surely Oiny Farrell. E n t e r OrnY, L. H. OINY. Himself, yer honour, and it's the bad luck that's in it, sir, entirely. BEAM. What hall happened ? OrnY. Oh, the devil and all, sir-rade that while I get my breath. (H()Jl'l,d,s hvm a l e tt e r.) BEAM. ( c.) It is from Fanny! Something has occurred to frustrate our plans. (Read-8.) "When I inform y o u that I have become ac uainted with the relations subsistin between m abited appea o a ee mg o ~ro c me om e msu o your presence.)-.E'ANNY PowER. OrnY. (LL It's thrue, indeed, sir! They found signs of yourself' m rah's cabin. The girl wouldn't spake a word to let on who was in it, and when all the people was down upon her for the shame of the thing, sure Shaun stud up, and ses he, " I am the man," ses he, and so he was tuk . . BEAM. What horrible porridge are you talki'lg P Shaun arrested-for what ?




27 OINT. For robbing Feeny! Sure the notes was found in .A.rrah's pocket, and she wouldn't say how she come by them. Oh, but she stud it well. BEAM. .And this occurred after I left the barn ? OINY. It did, sir. .And was Miss Power present ? 0INY. Indeed she was, and she was mighty hard on .A.rrah, smalI7ilame to her! and all the neighbours was agin her, fo regard to her desavin' Shaun. BEAM. But why did you not tell the truth at once, and res cue the poor girl? OINY. Is-it bethray yer honour? BEAM. Do you mean that Shaun, to save me, has acknow ledged to crimes that he never committed ? OrNY Devil a ha'porth, sir; it was to save Arrah. BEAM. He is ignorant, then, that I was the person con cealed in the barn ; for she promised me to keep my presence there a secret from him ? He. must believe the poor girl guilty. ~ Well, it won't trouble him long, for they say the the court-martial will be held on him to-day, and he'll be hung before mornin'. BEAM. No. I will give myself up, and confess _ all. (Cr oss e s .!Q..b)__ j( . OINY. Confess that Arrah gave shelter to the outlaw ? You would only shift the rope from his neck to her's. BEAM. No-I think-at least, I hope no such unjust and inhuman sacrifice will be demanded. I will go at once _ to the Secretary of State at Dublin, and lay the whole history of my folly before him. Surely he will spare Arrah's life if I surrender mine. (~!ll!!:!:El:i.ll:J.. • OINY. Ah ! sure, sir, you wouldn't give yourself up? What object have I now in life? This cruel letter deprives me of defence and appeal. I know too well the promptitude of martial law. I have but a few hours to reach Dublin, obtain an audience, and to despatch the order from the authorities to suspend Shaun's execution. Meanwhile, return at once to .A.rrah, and tell her she has my leave to speak. (Crosses R.H.) OINY. She'd never do it, sir. Then let Shaun know the truth, and out with it. ~ How can he, when it will convict his own girl? BEAM. Then stand out yourself and proclaim these poor people to be innocent. OINY. Oh, iss ! and how would I look? Faith I'd put myself


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in for it entirely. Sure I'd have to confess that I was through it all wid your honour. BEAM. Then Fanny shall make the avowal. Yes, my con fession will serve as the best ans-wer to this letter, and she will understand my truth when I seal its utterance with my life. This evidence produced at the trial will save Shaun. 0INY. But, sure I'll never be able to get back to Ballybetagh before the court-martial comes on. ( 22) Follow me then, quickly. Oh, could I have foreseen that my wild adventure on Derrybawn would have had RO un-,:: ,._ happy a termination! [Exit R. J""' SCENE IL-The Armoury in O'GRADY's house. The o:;:: w and1'1AJOR COFFIN, L.H. MAJOR. (L.) Really, Colonel, I cannot understand the grounds on which you • profess to believe in the innocence of this fellow. O'GRADY. (Q] Sir, I have known him to be an honest man ever smce he was a child. MAJOR. But he has confessed his guilt. O'GRADY. That is tke only bad feature in the case. (~ tii:) --:K!AJOR, Bad feature ! What evidence can be more conclu sive ? Don't you believe his word? O'GRADY. Egad, Major, if you think that he is capable of picking a pocket, won't you let me think him capable of telling a lie? MAJOR. The court-martial will decide that question. I am amnous to despatch this fellow's case at once, for the country is agitated, and prompt measU1es are required to restore order. It is my firm conviction that an example is particularly required at this moment to check a popular disturbance. This man's case admits of no doubt, and his execution will, I hope, prove a salutary public lesson. That being my firm conviction, Colonel, I trust you will excuse my prolonging any discussion upon the point. Good morning. [Exit MAJOR, E.H. O'GRADY. There goes a kind-hearted gentleman, who wouid cut more throats on principle and firm conviction than another ll ackguard would sacrifice to the worst passions of his nature. If there be one thing thp,t misleads a man more than anoth& thing, it is having a firm conviction about any. thing. 0


SHAUN. S e ~geant. 3. hantern . I FEENY. Lautern , Sentry .


Enter FANNY POWER. L.B. FANN:Y. You are quite right, I had a firm conviction. (Gross,es to L.) But if ever I have another-if ever I trust one of youi, sex again, may I be deceived, as I shall deserve to be! (Grosses,,? R.) O'GRADY. What has happened? FANNY . ..A. change has come over me since last night. I am no longer the fool I wa~ Grosse s to t;<), , I have learned a bitter lesson . Oh, may you ' never know wh~t it is to be de ceived by the being you love ! _\, R O'GRADY. That will depend a good deal on yourself, my dear. FANNY. May you never find the idol of your heart to be a worthless, treacherous, unfeeling thing, whose life is one long falsehood. O'GRADY. What is the matter with her? FANNY. Oh ! _When I compare you with other men, how no'tile,1iow good you appear. O'GRADY. (fgde.~ I wonder what I've been doing? FANNY . .An ow ase I feel when I reflect on the past. ~DY. Then don't reflect on it. Why should you re member it? Upon my word.I'll forget it, with all my heart, whatever it is. FANNY. Will you forgive me? O'GRADY. The man who hesitates to forgive a woman, under any cITcumstances, even when he hasn't the smallest notion of what she is talking about, deserves-That's enough-I ask no protestations-I have had over enough of them. Now to business, do you love me ? O'GRADY. Ah Fanny! I do, I do! FANNY. You do. Oh yes. I know too well that I have in spired you, and you only, . with a true and faithful devption-fool, fool that I have been! (Grosses R.) ><. 5 / <-O'GRADY, I can't quite follow the process of reasoning by which you get to that result. FANNY. There is my hand-you desire to make it yours. Well, it is yours on one condition. O'GRADY. I accept it, whatever it is . .E'ANNY. You must save the life of this poor fellow-Shaun the Post-for I am in some measure the caus e of hi s misfor tunes. O'GRADY. You! What in the name of wonder can you have to ao with his affairs ?


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30 FANNY. Don't seek to learn. more than is good for you to know. 1 was an accomplice in all this mischief, and the same bad influence, from which I have barely escaped with my life, has ruined .A.rrah :M:eelish. (Grosses ;L,) O'GRApY. But I would like to understand-~-Listen, then, for this much I may at least tell you. If I had not been deceiving you for the last two months ; if I did not feel that I was unworthy of your love, and that I owe you some reparation for the sufferings which I intended to inflict upon you, I would not say to you as I do now, "O'Grady, I am yours." (Aside.) Now, Beamish, farewell for ever. I have placed an impa1S1Saule barrier between us, and-I am miserable for ever. . [Exit L.H. O'GR ,ADY.X.1 am !lathered I She se,iEl "I a.m aws." DuL 8'8m9thivg iJtbin we, that feeJr..1 like thA ~QPliiOi0l!ce of my he&1@, pe:fkoos to o@Bi ;f;ai}9ugk e-,,@:ty vetft ia body thos e eif fl:erighb Lhat ma:&.e a 1nan feel eonBeioris ho is beloved. Woman! you were always the disturbing influence in the peaceful realms of human nature! ( Crosses to R.) Oh, father .A.dam ! why didn't ye die with all your ribs in your body? tt..: [Exit R.H. (23 SCENE nr.::::'.'.:The Prison. SHAu:r,, discovered. , SHAW. Well, this is a sorry place for a man to spend his weddin' day in. It is not wid the iron cuffs on me, and wid a jug of could water for a companion, I expected to find my-. self this blessed night. /3(Jl/;-D)'awn.,. -[Sergeant and FuNY appear at door L.H each w{th a lantern. SERGT. The prisoner all right? SENTRY, .A.11 right, sir. [Sergeant crosses to beMnd table SHAUN. Who's that? It is Feeny, the dirty spalpeen, come w to crow over my throuble. He shan't see that I am ouaisy in my mind anyway. (SHAW sings,) FEENY. (c. F . L. of SHAUN.) So it is singing ye are! as gay as a lark, eh ? kapin up your speri.ts ? That's right, my man, ,-• by-and-by you will be put on yer th.rial, before the court-martial. SHAUN. Well, to be sure! a court-martial itself. Is it in full jerru:nentals they'll be? SERGT. Certainly. ( Crosses and goes GUt. 2 up ltJ Jeuiny SHAUN. And they won't charge me anything for seein the show? , FEENY. They'll charge you with rebellion and robber3 . SHAUN. And what'll they do to me for all that? -You will be hung free of all expens*ung before


y 4. A RRAH (Act .) O F EllNY. Sergeant. 0 S entry. 0 \ ,. FEENY is swung round, fir s t b 1 1 S ergeant, then by S entry , ~ g the above twirls.


31 to-morrow mornin'-that's the weddin' night you'll have:'irt•s a wooden bride that is waiting for you, my jewel. (~ to c. of tabl e.) It's only one arm she's got, and one leg, ho ! ho ! but, once she takes you round the neck, she's your's till death, ha! ha! SHAUN . .A.nd is hanging all they'll do to me? (To side of table.) FEENY. Nothing else, my dear. SHAUN. It'~ well it's no worse. E1EENY. Worse ! What could be worse ? SHAUN. ~im,q.) They could make me a process-server, a pohs spyi a coward! (FEENY crosses to behind table, passing b e hvnd SHAUN.) FEENY. Ho ! you think to decave me wid your high sperits, but you don't ! I know how you feel, wid the canker that's atin' your heart out. Sure, I loved .A.rrah, but I knew the bad dhrop wos in her. SHAUN. It is well for you that I am tied down. Go on ! go on ! FEENY. So don't be onaisy, she'll have somebody to comfort her afther you are gone, and that will be myself. SHAUN. Folly on! folly on! (FEENY crosses back to L. o table lcee iln out o SHAUN'S reach. EENY. ye was ecave with the cloak you threw over her shame-not a ha'porth ! She is guilty, and you know it as well as I do. You thought to save her by this schame; but, will I tell you what you have done ? You have made her over to me as clane as if you had left her by will. To-morrow, when you are over your trouble, I will show her the proofs I hould agin her, and she will be mine rather than face the disgrace of your death and the fear of her own. SHAUN. (Breaks his chains with a er~ o ra e. Not when I can make sure o you rst. ow, smce e 1 won't fetch ye, I'll send ye home. (Seizing hvm by the throat, crams hvm down on his back on the table and tries to stran le him.) FEENY. elp, ergeant ! he's loose! he is loose! The Sero-eant wlw has been ealc with the Sen es SHAUN orces vm o EE ould him fast ! have ye got him ? a e guar , till they skewer him agin the wall. (FEENY. released1 runs into R. H. C01'1'1,e?" up.) Isn't this purty tratement for an officer of the law in purshoot of his jooty ? Oh, it is cryin' ye are, at last, Mr. Shaun. ( Circling in front rownd SHAUN to c. who is he ed u b~ Se1•aeant and h wn ivmsel on his seat at the table vn a assion o rie ) I thoug t your sper1ts would not last, ho ! ho ! ('!J!:L..


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82 Ser eant talces him b 1 th e c olla1 a n c l sw inr.s him t o th e door . Hoo. SERO. Clear out ! you mistake the place. This is a man in trouble, and not a badger in a hol to be baited like you. FEENY. I'll t ell you what it is . .].iii Sentry. FEENY. I've got an ordt_ber from your shupariors to visit the prisoner. SERG. Put that man out. (The Sentr tak e s him b 1 th e collar anilsw'm s him out in a orma manne r r ecovers sa u e s aces about an ercit. EENY. e turn inq at d o or.) What am I going out for ? I've got an ord--( m eets th e ba11o n e t of the Sentry, ancl disap~e ars.) ERGT. Come, prisoner, keep up y.our pluck, don't give way like a girl. This will never do-come, come, heads up, eyes right, you are not at the foot of the ladder yet. ~-Oh! It's not what they can do to me that hurts me, but it is her sorrow that breaks my heart entirely. Ente r FANNY Pown. cl..c-fyz_ _ c:' . .N. F.A.NNY. There is an order from Major Coffin to admit me to see your prisoner. (Hands Sergeant a prti e r.) Tell me, Sergeant, as I entered I saw a girl s1ttrng ouside the prison-gate, how _long bas she been there? SERGT. Well, miss, she has been lying there all night ; tl1e sentry warned her off, and I told her that dogs and women was agin the regulations in barracks, but we didn't like to drive the _poor thing away, as she promised to be quiet; so there she is. ~-Leave us. ')({Ex it Sergeant.) Shaun, you did not commit the crime of whrnh you are self-accused, and rather than you shall suffer for the guilt of another, I will denoUJJ.ce the man I have loved, for 'twas he, my affianced husband, who was concealed in Arrab's cabin. Sru.TJN. (Crosses to L.) And you believe he is false to you? .FANNY . .A.las! I know it. Sn.A.UN. (Crosses to tal.Jle.) Thank ye kindly, miss; but I'd rather you'd hould your tongue about me, and let me die my own way, if you please. FANNY. You believe, then, in .A.rrah's honesty? SrrAUN . I never doubted her lov e for me. c:t,,yu/, ys,lJ?'UUCAFANNY. Poor, weak, blind, infatuated fool, you shall not sac-


33 rifice so truthful a heart to so bad an object. is outside now; will you see her? SHAUN. Will I see her ? Would you ax drooth if he'd have a drop of water ? Shaun, the girl (25) a man dyin' of FANNY. I'll set her face to face with l1im, ancl tax her with lier guilt. I' e t. (O p e ns door . Ente r Sergeant. FANNY s ealcs tohim ie shak e s his heacl she shows the ass , h e rea s an t ie1 exeunt. II.A.UN. he's comin' ! I'll see her again before I die. Now. 8haun, mmd me. • Don'f be showin' the sorrow in your breast, but comfort the poor crature you're going to l eave behind ye, _ he yo ;re deaa._al).d gahe. Tuck in your sowl, ye poor, mane bodagh, and don't be showin' her the rags of your heart. [Sergeant enteis. FANNY leads in ARRAH. then speaks oC'.Ji. I e to Sergeant aside, ancl the11 exeunt . SHAUN does not see ARRAII approaching hvm. ~RRAH. Shaun! ~IIAUN. Ar-Arrah ! ...:;;,;=~ ARRAH. Shami, don't YSi.a~~ni~~~ .. ieu~rJjolJ-}A~/141--SmuN (Embracing h er).' .M.JC\v1-mv own~ e ! "ft..Q..l.~1,>f--Tti-vc.., rg.aiii;J'or I Q!l,l'B:'t. (The11 aclvanc e to front.) ARRAH. No, I won't, I did not mane to call myself by that name until you'd let me-until I had tould ye--If If SrrAUN. Whisht, dear, what talk is that? There now, youi eyes are heavy wid the tears in them, and your poor mouth it thrembles all over; don't spake about anything you don't like, acuishla. of, .Ji. ARRAH. Oh, don't talk so softly to me, Shaun, for thathurlK me. I have been decavin' you-I couldn't help it; but iL's truth what they said. There was a young man concealed in the barn, and I am come to toll you who it was, an-an all about it-~-if you'll only ax mo, dear. cSHAON. Don't cry, dl!'rlin' ; sure, I won't put any questions to you at all ! ~:'$ Ct.A.-v 1-iq. &;[ . ARRAH. Oh, uyou must, dear,or d'ye think if I had not sworn to kapo his secret, that I would have held my tongue . last night, when, foreninst all the neig!1bours, your own wifo~~.,._Y 'JllrUft/bwas accused of bein' onthrue to yo ?ffeut I can't bear it any~ eu~ longer, Shaun, and sure he'd never hold me to a promise that made mo look in your eyes tho mane ancl guilty thing they call me, dear. SuAUN. It would be a great c omfort entirely to myself,


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darlin', to feel that you had no sacre ts from me, but you have made a promise, and you must kape your word, Arrah. You never broke it yet, and I won't ax you to begin now. Sure when I'm dead I'll know all about it, but plu.ze God I'll die wid my faith in you entire, and no patches in it, my darlin'. FANNY. (Advancinq.) But no promise restrains me. The man concealed in your cabin was Beamish Mac Coul ! .ARRAII. Oh ! ( Grosses to R.) -fi@;9.,,li~~~MF! SHAUN. The Mac Coul ! Oh, daylight to my sowl ! The Mac Coul himself! ' Oh! bad luck to me for an omadhaun, and I never guessed it. Ob, .Arrah, .Arrah, don't think poorly of me for the joy that fills my heart; but wid the gallows before me, and not six hours maybe to live, I would not --B change th:i,t little ~a'porth of rWftL~or any ot~e; hundred years of life, knowm' as~ mow, and feelm as Ir, that you my own, that you love me, and me alone, always, now and for ever and ever. .Amen. FANNY (Aside. ) I begin to feel very uncomfortable. Have I made a fool of myself, after all ? SHAUN. The Mac Coul himself! and he never let on to me that he was here in this place . .ARRAH. It was for my sake, Shaun ; he would not get ye in throuble. SHAUN. Ob, what did I do to deserve this cf him,. me that would go from the devil to Upper Canada to plaze the smallest hair of-his head? Oh, wurrah, deelish, see this-it is too hard on me! FANNY. Fool! ain't you going to die for him? SruuN. Thrue for ye, miss. Well, that's some consolation, anyway. It's a proud man I'll be this day when I stand in the dock, and .Arrah to the fore looking at me, and saying : " It is Master Beamish himself would have been there if Shaun hadn't stud in his place." FAl.'.'NY. It was not you, then, that robbed Feeny on Derryawn? _SuAUN. Me, miss-divil a haporth. Sure I see it all nowit was Mister Beamish himself: he took the money to give to Arrah. He's as . open-handed as ever-long life to him !-a if there),;auythink cross about the a.f it, h 'W).uldn't I answert{or it ? -d:_ FANNY. Why did he not confess to me that be bad found si shelter in your cabin ? . .., Ir, . .ARR~. (Qrosses to c . ) Maybe_ be k~ew that you dicl not , ,} lo ve him well enough to trust him, miss ? ..: Ae-c,

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35 O'Grady ! I feel as if I had committed suicide in a moment of temporary insanity. ( :A. drurn is heard outside . Hark ! they are coming to ta e ann e ore the court-mar tial. What is to be done? Shaun, come what may, you must not die. • e SHAUN, well, miss' be sure. Life and Arrah is mighty ~ sweet when taken together. ARRAH. Maybe he'll get off after all. They say the law is mighty unsartin. FANNY. Unfortunately, Shaun has confessed he is guilty. SHAUN. Well, sure, now; if I confess I'm innocent, won't one go agin the other ? ARRAH. No. I believe that they always take a man's word that he is a thief, but it's not worth a thrawneen to prove him an honest man. FANNY. We rnnst.-gain im -what defence can you make? If we could have got up an alibi. )s . SHAUN. I've heern till that's a mighty line thing entirely. But that is not to be thought of in your case. (~to .) fl:: -:::C ARRAH. (Aside to SHAUN.) What is it she is axin' for? (~R. HAUN. on't know rightly, jewil, but it's what lawyers always want when a man's in trouble. Have ye got ere an alibi, ses the judge. I ha-ve, ses the lawyer. That's enough, . ses the court; discharge the prisoner. ~1u-1.-q FANNY. Listen; you must deny your guilt when they ask ol: . . e you whether you are guilty or not guilty. ARRAH, D'ye hear, Shaun? SHAUN. But I won't be makin' out anything agin' the masther that way, will I, miss? ..A,RRAH,. Hould yer whist, and mind what you're bid . .E!IDll, If they put any questions to you, avoid betraying yourself. SHAUN. Oh, u ever fear, I'm aquil to botherin' a regiment of thehkesof them. I'll_ keep on saying nothing all the while . ....., ( A clrum oiitside. ERGT. ( Outside.) Halt. [ Enter Ser eant nd HAUN's hG11ulouffs. [ }#wi,t F-AN-NY, D, 'L • .;.ll, ,, {le o Men. The1 unlock Halt! Sorry to interrupt you, but we must conduct the pri soner before the cot~rt-ma:rtial. i T !LIJl,


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• 3 G • .ARRAU. Oh, Shaun, can't I go with you ? SHAUN. No, my darling; but you get a good place in the court to see the sho ~ Yes, miss, tell her-tell her I will get off. . FANNY Never.fear, dear.-.Arrah,Jiever--fear-your husband's ljfe will be saved-I will call Beamish. SHAUN. An ell him I'll hang with more to come pleasure for Jiim. 'I'.11 get off, never fear. Tell her I'll get off. Can't I go a little..way with her? (Advancing, L. H.)~' . / .SER~h, prisoner', how's the courage, eh ~"'can I get you an ng to get your heart up before the trial? SHAUN, Well, Serge:tnt, dear, have ye such a thing about you as an avibi ? 6r' could y-&-borr of a frieRd SERGT. A halibi ! Is it anything in the way of a furrin liquor? SHAUN. I don't know, but I thought you might. I am afraid it's agin the regulations, for I never saw one in barracks. What quantity do you want ? SHAUN. Egorra, that's a puzzler ! Get me a whole one. SERGT. If it costs a month's pay you shall have it. Now, then, forward ! Right about face--march ! SHAUN. Don't you think I'll get off? Won't I, sergeant, get ott ? [Exeunt, D. L. H., SHAUN in custody,followecl by the Soldiers. SCENE IV.-Ballybe tagh. E n t e r FANNY, E. If. /1./.c (26) FANNY. I would like to know what I could be guilty of now to add to my folly and to my iniquity. By this time Beamish must have received my letter. What will he do? Why he will come here at once, and deliver himself up. He will never permit Shaun to suffer in his place. Then what will become of-me? (Crosses to and fro.) Enter 0INY, L. 1 E. OrNY. Long life t'ye, miss. Here's a bit of writin' that's in a hurry. 'Tis from Beamish ! ( Opens and reads.) " When you receive this, I shall have surrendered to the authorities. M . y I vowal will exonerate Shaun and m death will alla all fear 1,ayour reast t a you w1 ever agam be msultec wit. the KNOCK.


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. t> 37 presence of Iloamish Mac Ooul." I knew it; I have driven him to this. Where is he ? ..Q.wL., He's gone toinform on himself, miss. Sure, ses he, my life is worth Shaun's and Arrah's put together. I'm off, ses he. FANNY. Where to? ...Q.uu. Well, to some grand man that dales in them things, I believe, miss. Oiny, go at once and order my horse to be harnessed to the lightest vehicle in the O'Grady's stables. OrNY. That's the buggy, miss. (Crosses to R.) FANNY. Give the horse a big feed, for a man's life is on his speed to-night. OrNY. Then I'll wet his oats with a glass of whisky, and h~ miss, never fear. [Exit, R. 1 E. FANNY. I have but one hope left. I must throw myself on the generosity of the only man who can avert this terrible ef. oJL,...,.. A., catastrophe. He has granted a pardon to Beamish already; re.11, . but to be effective it must be unconditional. I must avow my folly to him. I will appeal to his mercy-not for Beamish-but for my wretched self. He can't refuse me ; he won't ; heshan't. [Exit. (26) Yi,~,-ats I 1ar E., and st ancl at th ese e n tranc es. 'SERG. Attention !-s houlder arms-present--shoulder arms -Order ! Arms ! OINY. A.h, d'ye see where you are scroogin' to? KAT'rY. D'ye think there's nobody here but yourself? LAN. (Be hind h e r.) Mrs. Cooley, ma'am, would ye mind takin' the back of your nightcap out of my mouth? SERG . Order in the Court! (Down to c.) , Km,. Sergeant, dear, which is the Court, av ye plaze ? 0 ~Ret:iMf. It's thim beyant in the goold lacf1. LAN. Ah! go an-where 's the wigs? (Roll of the drum , .) SER.G. Atte n t ion! (The Oo1wt sits.)


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. \ 38 MAJOR. Sergeant, is everything prepared? Are we ready to try the prisoner ? O'GRADY. Let the prisoner be brought into Court. [Sergeant goes out, L. I E. Enter SHAUN beflween two Soldiers. Movement vn the Oourt, • L, E. ~-Get out o' that, boys, and make room there for rrah. ~~Stand back, Katty. SERG. Less noise there ! ~-Then hold your own whisht. . Sergeant brinqs in ARRAH, R. 1 E. ~f-Liu, Crt..c-uY'-d, . MAJOR. Has the article of war constituting this courtmartial been duly read? (Sergeant bows.) I think then, Colonel, we may proceed. ARRAH. (A'l'IUlnq the Mob.) Now mind what you are saying, darlin'. SHAUN. Never fear, dear, never fear-divil a ha'porth they'll get out of me. ~JOR. Your name? HAUN. Is it my name, sir? Ah, you're jokin' ! Sure diere's his honour beside ye can answer for me, long life to him! MAJOR,_ Will you give the Court your name, fellow ? SHAUN. Well I'm not ashamed of it. O'GRADY. Come, Shaun, my man. SHAUN. There, didn't I tell ye ! he knows me well enough. Shaun (Writing), that's the Irish for John, I sup; pose. SHAUN. No, s-ir; but John is the E~glish for Shat!]),, , MAJOR. What is your other name? trlr .... ~!!1,-

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39 SITAUN. (Aside .) Never fear; I'm n o t s uch a fool as they th~ ~-(Irnpati ently.) Are you guilty or not guilty? SHAU N . llow woulcf I know till I hear the evidence ? O'G:B:AUY Well, Shaun, you have pleaded g uilty to this charge of robbery and rebellion, SHAUN. Well, O'Grady-MAJOR, Prisoner, you mus t n o t presume t o address the Court with curt insolence, calling this gentlem a n " O'Grady " in that familiar manner. O'GRADY. Your pardon, M a jor. You are not aware of our Irish ways. I am the O'Grady, the head o f the se p t. This m an belongs to the s ept of the M a c Coul; and as your kings a r e c a ll e d without off enc e by their Christi a n n a m es," Geor ge," or "William," our chi efs are c a ll e d "O'Grady," or "Mac Coul." Pardon the digression-but the man gives me m y title and no more. (MAJOR b o w s.) SHAUN, Ah, the ignorance of thim Inglish! "-,.,._ O'GRADY1 Go on, my g ood m a n . SHAIN. I did plade guilty las t night, and so I w as thin, your worship ; but I want to say that I am as innoc ent as a fis h this morning. MAJOR. You wish to withdraw your plea? / Q /t,/. SrrAuN. My what?~ , , MAJOR. Your plea . '.J( lf 6-U Wv! k, fo bx_ ,/{[dA.,{) '-f 04 .. AIL_,, No-what"would I? (Turnin t o C/l' OW d Will I do /~ that ?.e(1'he y shalce their heads,) could't, sir. (The S er- • j cant l e ans ove 1 and whis e r s ' n ' e ..e:-) Oh, ah ! W e ll s ee. on t know, sir, but I want to do whatever will .~ , MAJOR. Withdraw his ple a , The prisoner plead s "Not , (l j._,.,.,v•vJ ,nmtty )j "-trt iJ r . ,_ .._HAUN. Thank ye kindly, Major. It is all over, Arrah. (h... ,r . -r:('. Q01!!!Jl... d own.) J MAJOR. What is the fellow doing ? Oh, Major, sure you wouldn' t go b ac k of y o u r word. Didn't his honour say fair and pl a i n " H e i s no t , g uilty," ses he. ALL. Oh, Major, ye did. Long lif e to tho M a j or, b o ys. --=-........ ~ • ---. 8 ERJ1' . Order there . (The S arj eant forces SrrAUN b aclc int o the wit nes s bow.) 1-LI.JOR. R ea lly t h i s mus t b e s t opped; t h o d ig ni t y o f t he Cour t mus t be prese rved .


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40 l(<-!4~/ SHAUN. (To the Crowd.) D'ye hear that, beys-? Preserve your dignity, ySQ--bhtekgaal!d.i, till ye get outside. MAJOR. Now, Mr. Feeny, state your charge. . FEENY. (Rti,svn,q.) Plase your worships. ( Advances to end of table. Jeers r01n crowd. ~GRADY. top. What's your name? FEENY. Michael Feeny. 'TI'UiuoY. Your business ? . Well, your worship--• O'GRADY. Don't worship me, man, and confound me in your mmd with the devil. Speak straight, if you can. What's your dirty trade ? FEENY. Sure ye know well enough, sir. I am an officer of the law, sir. O'GRADY. I do know you well enough, but these gentlemen do not, and I mean they shall. Are you a proce ss-server ? FEENY, Well ? O'GRApY Yes or no? FEENY. Y-e-e,.._es. 1/df, O'GRApY. An informer on occasions? FEE:N+, I did--O'GRADY. Out with it !-yes or no . .l!'EENY. i'.-yes. 1/ c..ft O'GRADY. How many times have you been committed to gaol? FEENY. Is it me that's on my thrial, Colonel, or Shaun the PostP O'GRADY. Don't question me, sir. I want an answe1',_ Come, how often were you in prison ? FEENY. I disremember. U1GRADY.~ No doubt, but I don't. (Takes~ paper and 1 Three times for perjury~nce for theftiifua three times " for p(l.tty offences~(f,~oks WJ.). Will I 1;1ame the prisons and I' the length of your per10ds of mcarcerat10n ? FEENY. I wouldn't ax-'"o'GRADY. Yes or no ? FEENY. No. [A laugh in the Court. O'GRADY. Now, go on; the Court has your name and trade; you may proceed. FEENY. (Whimpering.)-It's mighty hard, so it is, to be put upon this way, and me only doing my duty. Sure your wor ships knows well all I've got to say. It's tuk down in the impositions agin the prisoner. Is it my faut if Shaun con fessed to the robbery ? Did I put the idaya in his head or the . '


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41 , notes in his pocket ? Then why am I to be scbraped down to bethray my misfortunes underneath ? It's mighty hard upon • me entirely, so it is. A'a. fly 0'.1 u.~ /i,<.,,1 ~!I~ " • O'GRADY. You come here to accuse the prisoner; stop snivelling over yourself, and try your hand on him. FEENY. Sure, Colonel, dear, Shaun has accused himself. MAJOR. Do you swear that the notes produced were part of tbe property of which you were robbed ? . . OrNY. Now, isn't tllJl,t a quare question for the Ma;jor to ask P a fellow that would swear the bark out of an old dog ! lfu X o1f_ a LJ~leey~ ~--#[Jeers and m enaces. (

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42 O'GRADY. That's prejudice, Major . I never listened to anythmg more compact in the way of vituperation. -MAJOR. But abuse is not evidence. (To SHA~.) Have you any wltnesses to call? , SHAuif.'1:Jevil a one, Major, barrin' you'd ljke to stand a oor boy in throubl!:, yours e lf, and say a g<5oa wo,r for,-me. MAJOR. Then this case is clo s ed. XI think, gentlemen, the facts are plain. We have but one duty to perform. O'GRADY. I'm for letting him off. MAJOR. On what grounds? O'GRADY, The eloquence of the defence . . ..MAJOR. I regret to say that we cannot admit so Irish a consideration. O'GRADY. Well, gentlemen, I have private reasons for be lievmg this man to be innocent, and you will obli g e me in a particular manner if you will b e lieve so too. MAJOR. In defiance of f our convic t ions, Colonel? O'GRADY, That will only add to obligation, Major. I have given my word to a lady that I would g e t this fellow off. Do yo _ u consider, sir, the d ebt of duty we owe your sovereign ? .. . 1 . O'GRADY. I do, sir; but a promi s e made to a lady is a debt of honour, and that is always paid before taxes. MAJOR. Gentlemen, your voices. ARRAH. Oh, the pain that it is in my heart. [ .A paus e , aft e r which th e C our t rtifeats. MAJOR. Prisoner, the Court having considered the evidence agams t you, and having duly weighed the matters alleged by you in defence, declares the charge made against you of asso ciating and conspiring with rebels in arms against the peace of His Majesty and the realm; and also of robbery with violence, done on the person of Michael Fee ny, to be fully proven, and of the felonies aforesaid you are found guilty . ~----ALL. Guilty ! Poor Shaun ! Oh, blessed day ! Oh, murder! What'll be done to him? ARRAH. Shaun. (Throws h e rsel into h is a rms . ) O'GRADY, I'm sorry or you, haun. I wou d have let you off if a minority of one against four would have done it; but you see we are unanimous against you, my poor boy, so whether you committed the crimes or not, you are guilty. It's mighty hard upon you to say so. MAJOR. Colonel, permit me to remark that these observa tions coming from the Court are subversive of its dig!lity.


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43 O'GRADY . .Ah, Major, look at that poor girl that lies brokenhearted on the body of the i:nan she loves, knowing that there's not a day's life in the breast she's clinging to. It is a hard duty that obliges a gentleman to put a rope round that boy's neck, while dignity forbids him to say that he's mighty sorry for it. (Rises and quits the room, th e Officers rise and bow, and re$eat themsetv e s.) I, MAJOR. Prisoner, we deeply regret the sentence which it is incumbent upon us -to pass upon you ; but the Court knows only its duty and the penalty ascribed to your crime. The sentence of the court is-(The Officers remo11e theirr hats)-that you be taken hence to your prison from whence you came, and to-morrow at daylight you suffer death, and Heaven have mercy upon you! (The Office their hats. (27) SH.AUN. Well, yer ononr, I ame ye, or you have done your jooty, I suppose, by the King that made ye what ye are-long life to him !-and that jooty is now to hang me; and I have done my jooty by the man that made me and /. mine what we are, and that's to die for him. I could do no;/ more, and you could do no less. I dare say you would have let meoff if you could, so God bless ye, all the same. ___ / . MAJOR. Re~ove the prisoner. ---(rti,i.,/t.L/ . v-t_ . /1-lflJ..L rf/iou.UL, Mur1 c t


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I I\ L (28) ' .A.CT III. 4 SCENE I.-A in Dublin Castle a "th screen a ers and sh e.; a IJlfJ-Wm c. ; a door L. , WINTERBOTTOM, asleep in the chair before the fire. (A knock). Wrn 'rER. (Awaking). Hi was hunder the happreension I 'erd a knock. (.A knock.) That's him. (Crosses to L.) Enter th e SECRB'l.'ARY. SEO. I am a little late, I think, Winterbottom. (Crosses to~My dressing-gown? (Throws off his coat. Puts on filscliressin.g;gown.), Now for work. You will come to me as usual at midnight, and rouse me to go to bed. (Sits at table examinim,q letters, and writ e s.) . WINTER. Can I do hanything helse for your lordship. SEC . Nothing. Good night! WINTER. Good night, my lord . Ho ! I forgot, there's a young gentleman, a perfect gentleman, 'as been a-waiting be low since six o'clock. __!!h Who is he? did he give you his name? WTNTEB: No, my lord . ..&il..,Then how did you know he was a perfect gentleman ? WINTER: He give me a fi' 'pun' note, my lord. SEC. I beg your pardon. Show that perfect gentleman here. ,;-.(Exit WINTERBOTTOM c im, th e SECRETARY'S coat. These disturbances in Wicklow threaten to mvo ve us once more in endless trouble. Could we discover the ringle9,ders of the movement, we might arrest its progress, but all our efforts to detect them seem fruitless. Re-enter WINTERBOTTOM. usherin_q in BEAMISH MAC C ouL i the SECRETARY rises; they bow. WINTER. Shall I wait, my lord, or--


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46 ..,BEAM. I consider myself a Crown prisoner, and am at your lordship's disposal. (Re tires behvrul, curtain of window c.) ...fil1_So, Colonel 0;-Grady, you applied for and obtained this young gentleman's pardon at the very moment when he was provoking a sedition, and for which you were about to bestow upon him the hand of your ward. Enter WINTERBOTl'OM, showing vn the O'GRADY. SEC. Your servant, colonel. "'w'iNT"ER. Shall I wait hup, my lord ? ~y no means. You will get no rest at all. WINTER. No Hinglishman hexpects hanny, my lord, in this coun~ry. It keeps us hall hup, and continually deprives Ringland of her natural rest. (~) I 'ope the gentleman will take the 'int. I [ Exit. SEC. Now, colonel, I am at your service. (Si)lf -7j"'GRmy I know your lordship will pardon t s untimely intrusion when you learn that the sentence of death will in a few hours be executed on a man who is--As innocent as you are of the acts of which he is accused. (,Reading.) Let me see. His name is Shaun the Post, residing at Rathdrum. O'GRADY. You astonish me-how could this intelligence have reached you? I left the court-martial a few hours ago, and spurred across the country as fast as my horse could carry me. SEC. My dear colonel, the Government sources of informationare much more extraordinary than we care to acknow ledge. We have all the particulars of the matter. O'GRADY, I am glad to see you share my conviction that this fellow is not guilty. He is not ! I know the real culprit. O'GRADY. The devil you do! SEC. Allow me to enjoy your confusion. "'U'rrRADY. Will you allow me to enjoy a little of it also, for hang me if I know who you mean . ...s& His name is Beamish Mac Coul. O'GRADY. The devil! A thousand pardons; but would you say that again ? SEC. Come, colonel, your surprise is admirably assumed ! but srnce you. carry it so far, I must inform you that the Government sources of information even extend to occurrences in your own household. (Looking over paper.) Six weeks ago


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48 in FANNY POWER. Exit with dressin -gown, concealvnq it from FANNY'S si ht as he bows imse oiit handin her to a seat.) To what good fortune may I attribute this avour . FANNY. (Throwing back her mantle) Oh, my lord, it 1s ill-c.Jc/ ,,e. forh~ne brings me to your feet. BEAM. (Lookvnq out.) Fanny ! O'GRADY. (Twminq to listen.) Powdhers of war! what's that? FANNY. Pardon my agitation, but now that I find myself in your presence, I have lost the courage that sustained me, and perceive only the shame of my proceeding. SEC. Compose your feelings while I assist you to put in due order the favours you have resolved to obtain from me. First, you will ask me for a remission of the sentence of Shaun the Post, now hift for execution for a felony committed by Beamish Mac Ooul. FANNY By what power can you read my thoughts? SEC. A.hem! My dear young lady, the sources of information at the command of His Majesty's Government are extraordinary. FANNY. Then you know that for many a happy year I have corresponded with the outlaw-(O'GRADY turns)-that he returned from his exile; invited by and relymg upon my love. But meanwhile a certain gallant colonel had won your affectwns away from the absentee, and as you have lately be come -the affianced wife of this gentleman, you desired, in lieu of your hand, to recompense your discarded lover with a full pardon. FANNY. I am afraid the sources of information of His Majesty's Government fail when they try to investigate a woman's heart, or to account for her motives. I love Beamish Mac Ooul with a deeper passion since I wronged him by suspicion, and I became irrevocably his from the moment I gave myself to another. O'GRADY. Fallin back in hi SEC. Asicle. hem ! What Oh, Fanny! awkward disclosure! (~) don't quite understand. FANNY. ( I have deceived these two gentlemen, who love me with all their honest hearts, and how have I requited them? I enticed Beamish to retum to this country, to the foot of the scaffold, a,nd then, in a moment of anger, I cast him off and bestowed my worthless self on the O'Grady. SEC. Whereupon the young rebel surrendered himself, and is now a Crown prisoner. Under the circumstances you


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49 allege, you must pardon me if I speak in the language your future husband would employ if he were here and could exer cise the powers I hold. The sunender of this hot-headed young man is only known to me. Let him return at once to his exile, and pledge his word never again to set foot in this , country. On these conditions he is free to depart. "!AA~ FANNY. He will do so-he will. He is not so cruel as I am. ,.:;.;;..;--He will not sacrifice his life, as I have done, to be revenged upon his love. ( Withdrawing th e curtwin.) Let him answer for himself. FANNY. Beamish! C . BEAM. I have heard your confession, and')((To Secretary) .La:&pt your lordship's generous offer ; for your sake, Miss Power, I accept it. I yield to one who loves you sincerely, and who deserves you far better than I do. You have wronged him-tell him so. He is generous enough to l ove yo u none the l ess for it. Fa,rewell ! FANNY. Can you-will you ever forgive me? 4J1,.'I~.., jz-e-n,<-. BEAM. (.Admances to -table1 th f,o L . ) My exiie, which hitherto has been my sole regret, now becomes my only con solation ; for when thus separated from you, I shall feel entitled to indulge that love which absence never has enfeebled and time can never efface. Farewell for ever ! FANNY. Oh, Beamish, do not part from me in this cruel manner. Will you not give me your hand? What ! not even a look? Do you think O'Grady woul d blame you if at such a moment you bestowed on me one poor embrace ? O'GRAD. (Kicking over the screen.) No! I'll be hanged if he would! b'ook you, my lord, what d'ye take me for? You wo u ld make me serve a writ of ejectment on my rival, that I may enjoy his property in this lady. ~p stQp I tiU I :i)v1 ""ul:f t~slm ; a POS?iFIII illJ saaMs . '"8b, Esrq::, Fer " I D amme, my lord, I'll fight him for it, if you like; but when you ask me t o take legal means of righting myself, you forge t I am an Irish gentl eman, and not a process -server !J , ' . . . ----' l (__J O';~DY. Don't you know that the woman that marries one man when she loves another co=its bigamy with mali ce I prepen se ? What harm d i d I eve r d o you, that yo u s h ould t contemplate making a tombstone of me to remind yo u o f that young gE:ntleman ?

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50 FANNY. I am a mass of iniquity. I don't know what is to be done with me. O'GRADY. Yes, you do; you know well enough you will be come Mrs. Beamish Mac Coul, if his lordship will only give you the chance ; and if the Government feels, as he says, under any slight obligations to me, they wil:Y,i•equite them if they will enable you to make that gentleman as miserable as you have made me. ( ~-R.) Can he find two securities for his future good behaviour? O'GRADYt-I'll be one. -FANNY, I'll be the othe1~ll secure him. BEAM. How shall I express my acknowledgments m language-O'GRADY. Oh! (Strilcin his orehead wnd then rwwnin to look for his hat and whip . he d1 a mire me-orgot Shaun. Here we are exchanging the height of politeness while we left him beside the door of death, and it only on a jar. (Looks at his watgh,) I've only got two hours and six minutes to cover thirty miles ! . +-=--,. " FANNY. Here's your hat! ,,l;-<..a.--
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51 :P ATSEY. (R. 1 E.) Oh,mmdther, boys, but it's no use; his place is tuk be the car that never comes back. He is lyin' beyant in the cell there, where ye see the light. Divil a soul is let near him, only the priest. OINY. Isn't .A.rrah wid him ? PATSEY. Not a bit of her; she's keenin round the place like a bewildered sheep, ancl they keepin' her off wid their bagginets. e. 0INY. That's the way of it. Divil a consolation they'll let him have, oniy bread and wather for tay, and the sound of the clock for company. PATSEY. I'd give half of my life to save Shaun. 0INY. The half fou're done wid, I suppose. PATSEY. Couldn't some one get up by some w..anes to his wmdy outside there ? 0INY. Ah, Baithershin, is it up the face of the cliff! D'ye think ou're a fly, and can walk_.on nothin~ ? . Not a human crature could rache that, barrin' he was a saygull. PATsEY1 Well, then, sure, I know where the gunpowdher is stored in the vaults below the Castle. Wouldn't it be easy to blow the place to smithereens ? R,F:'Of letN qp.d BW ! that ud astonish them. OINY. Iss ! and it would take a rise out of Shaun, be the same token. PATSEY. Oh be japers ! I never thought o' that. OrnY. Don't decave yourselves, boys. Shaun is bespoke. '.t'Iiespade is ready for him ; and if help doesn't_ come from Dublin in time, he is past prayin.' for. Let us go and say a soft word to .A.rrah. Where will we find the poor thing ? PATsJ;;Y. I saw her just now climbin' the Castle-hill there, to get on the battlements above Shaun's cell, to be as near him as she cud. OrnY. Ah, then let her alone. Her sorrow is as wide and deep as the salt say. It would be only foolish for ourselves to thry and dhraw it off wid a bucket. [~ (30) SCENE III.-The Prison. SaAuN discovered with the Priest at a a e. SHAUN. It's thrue for your rivarence. I know, sir, that I liave only a couple of hours to live, and I ought to be listenin'

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52 and' what you say, and turnin' my sowl to its pros pects. But my heart is too sthrong for me, and I can't hould it back from thinkin' of the poor darlin' girl I'm Javin' behind me. But go on, sir; I'll thry to-to attend, an' make meself fit to die. Iss, sir, now I'm ]istenin'. I won't think of her for ten whole minutes. (The Priest dtraws the camdle to him1 ancl is about to read. SHAUN looks up.) Didn't ye say you saw her stanclin' outside the prison-gate, as you come in? Poor crature-outside-iss-think o' that. I think I see her hungry eyes lookin' through the bars. Bless her ! Ah! I forgot, sir; I ax your pardon, sir; I won't do it agin'. Now I'mI'm-not thinkin' of her. (The Priest is going to recowmence.) Entei the SERGEANT. SHAUN runs to him, R. H. A.h ! Sergeant did you see her ? Where is she? SERG'l'. Yes; I saw her. SHAUN. Oh~ Sergeant, dear. What a happy man you are. A.h ! if I could have given you my eyes. You saw her, and where is she at all! SERGT. She is sitting on the Watch Tower, just above here. SHAUN. A.bove our heads ! Is it my darlin' is up there, or maybe she'd be more this way to the corner. Eh! Sergeant ? A.h ! tell me-tell me where she is, that I may loo~ to the spot, and fix the lips of my heart upon it. SERGT. If that window were not closed with iron,. bars, you might see her; for her eyes are fixed on it. She's just over that corner of your cell. SHAUN. High up; on the top of the Castle, where it joins the cli~. I know the place. And did you spake to her ? SERG'l'. I did, as well as I could. Her tears fell faster than I could wipe them away with my handkercher-(Draws it out) -and I'd enough to do to cry halt to my own. SHAUN. (Taking his hamdlcercM e f awai as he was oin to dr1 his eyes with it). re er ears m 1s . ee ow mme come out to look at them! (Kiss e s it.) Sergeant, when I die you'll put t.his round my eyes, won't ye? (Puts it in his breast.) A.nd did she spake t'ye ? SERGT. Yes; she said " Sergeant, would you ordher a fire to be lighted in Shaun's cell?" SHAUN. A. fire ! Sure it is not cowld. SERGT. So I replied; but she only repealed the same words, and I promised I would have it done.

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53 qo to the open hearth and SHAUN . .Ah, my poor Arrah! I know what she wants. Sure won't she see the smoke comin' from the chimbly above, and she will .know it comes from where I am. .Ah, your rive rance, don't ax me to think of anything else for a while. In n,nother hour will ye see me again, and thin my heart will be broken entirely, and ye cando wid me what ye will. (Si ts down.) [Exit the Priest, L. D. SERGT. There now, I will leave you for half an hour j but if you feel lonely, I shall be in the guardroom. Kick at the door yonder, and the sentry will pass the word for me. SHAUN • .Ah, Sergeant, but the milk of a good nature is as new in you! heart this minute as when you first dhrew a woman's kindness from your mother's breast. SERGT. (Shaking his hand.) If I am obliged to refuse your girl admission to see you, don't blame me, Shaun. It is my duty, and the reg'lation, you know. SHAUN. Av coorse it's your jooty: you can't help it. I would . do the same'if I was in yom place. (Exit Sergt.) That's a @ lie: but no matter; it will be a comfort to him to think so. / Ah ! now I can look at her: there she is this minute. I can hea~ the beating of her h eart. No; it's my own, I hear. Well, it's all the-same thing. Oh, Arrah, jewel, if you could hear /,. me; if~-(A stone falls down th e chimne71.) What's that? (Runs and piclcs it ym.) A stone, and a bit of paper rowl'd round it---'tis from her-from herself-there's writin' on it. Oh, that's why she wanted me to have a fire-ho ! ho! he! God bless her ! think o' that. .Ah, the cunnin' of the cra-ture ! (Kisses the Oh, murdher, what am I about; maybe I'd rub 1 ou . Now let me read. What the divil's got in my eye ? (He cries, and wipes his eve s with th e Ser~eant's handkerc hief.) There, now there, haven't you tears one kissm' ne another yet? (Reat.) "My darlin~ I am near b Oh but my eyes 1s ungry for haun. '/1. u I 1 • I'm lookin down where OU are now radin t lS. I'm -r stretc n m:g arms towa ,rds ye. . au , ess ye, and may He help you to find the heaven that l have lost in this world." Oh, Arrah, me heart is brakin' entirely. (ARRAH is h eard above and, at a distance sinqitnq.) Whisht -'tis herself-she's thryin' to let me know that she is there . (IIe drr.iws the table to t he window a11cl clings to the bar I

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I . . . as he listens. She's there-she's there-she calls to me, and m cage . Arrah ! Arrah ! I can't rache ye; I can't kiss awaylyour tears, and howld ye to my .heart. Oh! the curse of Crumwell on these stones. Eh, the iron moves under my hand: the bars are loose in their sockut. Whisht-no-it's the sto n e i tself that's split. Oh, murther, could I pus h it out? W s g oin' : by jake r s it's gone. Whisht ! I hear it thundering d own the wall. Splash-it's in the below-it is a hundre d feet clane fall. (AR RAH re pe ats h e r song.) She's callin' me agin. I'll g o to her. (1'hrows off his coat.) The wall is ould and full of cracks ; the ivy grows agin it. It is d eath, maybe, but I'll di e in sthrivin' to rache my girl, and chate the gallows that's waitin' for me. Sh 's on the road to heaven, anyway; and if I fall, may the kin angels that lift up my s owl, stop for one minute as they pa s the place where 1-f, I,.;> she is waitin' for me, t ill I see h e r once agin. (He esca pes J l H O Cll.-1 • throu q h th e window .) • (31) ed.) -a pause. ARRAH's is only that girl above there-has r . .....:;:.;;;.::;.;.;;;;.;;;.:.s .. i~n;;,.;;th,:;:e;;..;;:;di.:.:' s:.:;;t ance. All' s well ! [ARRAH'S so s h e a -)

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55 i11 descends slwwi s eral st o la rm M u k over th e ond th e r e is s as . Enter FEENY. If? J./ ,2_ . )< oL ff . FEENY. There she is! , I thought I h ee m her keenin' an' ho,v lin'. .Arrah ! jewel, listen to me. It is all over wid Shaun. Salt-pether wouldn't save him. .And the whole country is up in arms agin you and me.' ARRAH. (Rocking herself) What is the whole country, or the whole world, to me now? Oh! ochone ! :/.. o[D .If. FEENY. They say that Shaun is dying to save your charac ter, and you have let him do it. The place will be too hot to howld ye, or me aither. Let us lave it entirely, and if you'll put up wid me, I'll h e lp ye to forget Shaun. ad.;)a.A-ze,L,:/ fc ,e_ .ft-. ARRAH. Michael Feeny, I'd rather take the man that puts my boy fo death this comin' mornin', than have you, if you w ere rowlin' in goold and dimins. Is that enough for you? FEENY. Will nothin' bend your heart ? ( Goes up to her.) ARRAH1 Nothin' ! it will break first. (32) FEENY. What's that noise there? (Advances, looks over.) le. fl. f'ta__..lfe-u-n., Whisht. Something is moovin' over the face of the wall-2, there below. It's a man climbin' to this --Oh! .Arrah, X come here-come quick . Oh, your heart will break rather than bend or stoop to me ! then it shall break : look down there. Dy'e see that form below clingin' to the ivy, and crawlin' slowly towards this spot? does your heart tell ye who it is? ARRAH • .Ah! FuNY. 'Tis Shaun! Shaun, that your voice is drawin' up to your side-crawlin' through the jaws of death. ARRAH. (Falling on her knees as she loolcs.) Oh, my darlin'Uh, my dear. FEENY. Will I give the alarm? .A bullet from the senthry . would send him to glory wid one plunge, or this stone would / v. Mt:A ;:j'-pick him off. {I~ olc--c..un-Ip (; Cl.f:;-il~ . ARRAH. No! ( linqstohyn.) ,:,;.---c FEENY. I tould ye my time would come when I'd make you feel the sorro ye haped on me. ARRAH, Let me-let me spake t'ye. If'. oJ 8'-evt1 . Not a word but one. Will ye be mine? ( ~ the stone.)

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56 ARRAH, Would ye murther him ? FEENY, It's no murther; but anybody's right to kill the condermled felon escaping from his sentence. Spake out, and answer. ARRAH. Must I take ye, or see him killed under my eyes ? FEENY. Will you have me? ARRAH. No. JfEENY. Then to 'the divil wid him, ye have spoken his doom. (He rais e s th e ston e . at him,; uq~le. i zes drums, c i ties outside. ARRAH throws sid SHAUN. They embrace.) Enter the SERGEANT, Soldiers wiih torches, O'GRADY, BEAMISH, FA1'"'NY, the MiioR, omnes except OINY. An alarm without. Cries. SHAUN ., in a corner Enter Soldiers, with torches, the MAJOR; MAJOR. A man has fallen from the battlements into the lake below. Enter O'GRADY wnd the Sergeant bearilng SHAUN'S clothes. O'GRADY. It was Shaun. The poor fellow was trying to escape ; he bad broken through the bars of his prison win dow. We found the cell empty, and these clothes the evidence of his desperate adventure. Euter FANNY and BEAMISH. ,,f . /. . • BEAM. He may be rescued yet. The boys had seen rus attempt at evasion, and they put off in their boats to assist him if he fell. FANNY. Heaven grant they may succeed!~ c.y,_ a1.-u:t. O'GRADY. A hundred pounds to the man ~saves him! Ah! has he perished after all? (Cro s s e s to R.) It's a poor con s olation for this unfortunate gITI to know that here is Shaun's pardon. It has jus t come in time to be too late.

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57 Enter Or:rr . OINY. They've got him. I saw him pullea out of the wathcr lukin' like a dhrowned kitten. O'GR:ADY. Is he alive ? w~bjw~ossibJe be can-he ~nrvied a all fpom sB SHAUN. Spake up, ye thief, and tell me am J dead ? ALL. Shaun! _ U"t:tRADY. Shaun himself! HEAM. And alive ? FANNY. Oh, how glad I am to see you. (The11 bring hi11i forw~ -:::B'iuN. You can't be gladder than I am to see myself. r,,' \/},~~ ALL. Hurroo ! ----~,--\--.:1=-rY. Then who was it was fished up below there ? (Entering.) It was Feeny. --if' O'GRADY. Feeny! I withdraw the reward. ,.(,<, ~w MAJOR. Feeny! What induced the fellow to commit sui-cide? SHAUN. I did, sir. He wanted me to go wid him, but I hadn't time, seein' I'm not half through my weddin' yet. PATSEY. (Entering.) He's recovered; but his washing is done for the rest of his life. Cx.J-. ,e.__ ; tJ O'GRADY. Hang him out tci dhr . _ v BEAM. Shaun, c you orgive the sorrow I have caused y:mr SHAUN. Bless you for it, sir, for widout it I'd never have kriown how Arrah loved me. Ye think, maybe now, that she was in a bad way about you awhile ago. But, oh, if you'd seen her afther me, I'd consint to be thried, convicted, and executed once a week to feel myself loved as I have been loved all this blessed day. re . .N. ARRAH. Oh, I can hardly understand my sinses-it comes on me all of a suddint.)Q:s there nothin' agin Shaun? Nothing, Arrah-he is free! ALL. Hurroo ! ARR'AH. And he won't be tuk from me agin, will he, sir ? ~DY. No-the law has no further call to him, nor to Beamish either ; there is a free pardon to both. , ARRAH, D'ye hear that, Shaun? ' SHAUN. I .do, dear; but it's a mistake; it isn't a pardon I'~ Instead of, I'm to be transported for lifeand it's yomself that's to see the sintence rightly carried out, my darlin'. 4

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J Enter Male and Female Peasants, Soldiers, all mixed together R.H. 2 and 3 E., shouting, ~c. / Disposition at Fall of Owrtain. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 R:EGA.N, P.1.TSEY, 0 0 OIJrY. 0 0 O (Centre open. ) 0 0 0 0 0 Peasants, male and female. 0 0 0 BBA.llISR, 0 0 0 FANNY. 0 ARRAH. 0 0 0 C O'GnrnY. 0 SHA.UN. 0 Muon. 0 o ""'

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ARRAH. Ah, Sl!.re, 've done nothin' but what any woman in my place woulcl ve done. It is when a man is in throuble that the breast of girl grows howld agin misfortune. When h e 's wake, sh e 's rong, and if he can purtect her wid his arm, she can cover wid her heart. It's then she is full of sinse an' cuteness-r her heart gets into her head, and makes a man of her en 'It's to the famales of my own sex I appale in this case. Had any of ye been i,n my place would ye have done a ha'porth less for the man yo1f,) loved than was done by ARRAH-NA-POGUE? ( 3'j-J/.-urv1Afll -

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..... COSTUMES. SHAUN.-First Dress. Great coat, with cape; gre,m squarecut coat; red waistcoat; drab smalls ; grey stockings ; shoes ; buckles ; light wig ; hat. BEAMISH.-Blue Republican coat ; buff waistcoat ; dral., smalls ; striped stockings; top boots; frill shirt; red necktie; sugar loaf hat and buckle; great coat like SHAUN'S, 1st Scene. 2nd A.ct.-Whiteoot. 3rdA.ct.-Drab overcoat, with cape; light bag-wig. O'GRADY. Military scarlet square turn-back coat; white waistcoat ; breeches ; high boots ; sash ; sword ; three cornered gold-laced hat; brown wig; white neckcloth. 3rd A.ct.-Greyover-coat; black velvet cuffs and cape. MAJOR COFFIN.-Same as O'GRADY's, without the overcoat. FEENY.-Seedy light-brown body-coat, metal buttons; black pantaloons; white waistcoat; cravat; black hat; shoes and buckles; black wig; short whisker. 01NY.-Long drab coat; coloured waistcoat; breeches; grey stockings ; shoes ; buckles ; hat. PEASANTS.-Similar to OINY-various colours. SERGEANT.-Red coat; white vest; breeches; black garters; threecornered hat; white neckcloth ; sword and belt; grey overcoat. 1st Scene.-White wig. SOLDIERS.-Similar to Sergeant's; cross-belts. SECRETARY.-Blue velvet court-coat; white embroidered vest; blue velvet breeches; cravat; ruflles; silk stockings; shoes ; buckles ; powdered wig ; dressing-gown. PA'l' SEY.-Green coat; breeches; yellow vest; white cravat; stockings; shoes and buckles . ..

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.... 60 ARRAH.-First Dress.-Linsey petticoat; grey stockings; shoes; buckles ; check jacket; sleeves rolled up; red handkerchief over shoulders; coarse apron. Second Dress.-Red petticoat; striped red and white cotton gown; laced bodice; white chemisette; grey stockings; shoes ; buckles. Prison Scene.-Light blue cloak. FANNY.-FirstDress.-Light brown clothriding-habit, trimmed with blue and silver; brown felt hat, trimmed with blue ; blue feather ; habit-shirt ; blue petticoat and boots. Second Dress.-Blue slip; satin open dress; blue stomacher; ruffles; lace hood and shawl. KATTY.-Red petticoat; green over-petticoat; flowered cotton gown; red handkerchief on shoulders ; white cap; dark stockings ; high shoes. PEASANTS.-V arious colours .

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,.. PROPERTY PLOT. ACT I. SCENE I., GROOVE 5. Five trees, R. H. ; 2 stones, R. H.; 5 stones, c. ; 2 stones L. H.; candle behind cottage, L. c.; small boughs; 2 set-pieces. lantern for soldier; 16 guns and cross-belts; bayonets; crownpiece; bag of money; roll of bank-notes; pass; riding-whip; SCENE II., GROOVE 1. Three milk-pails and stool behind cottage, L. H. fiat. SCENE III., GROOVE 1. ./ Written letter. SCENE IV., FULL. Table L. H., chair, and 5 stools ; turf-fire R.H., bench in front, 1 stool, 2 chairs R.H. c., tongs c., poker by fire; ham on post L . H. ; barrel L. H. u. E. ; stone by barrel; rake L. H.; table, broom and shovel; sack of potatoes L. H. ; 3 trusses of hay, 3 of m;raw; 5 sacks of potatoes; fowls; bundle in loft R. H. ; drapery piece hung from border ; car and horse L. H. ; barndoor to dance on R. H. at back; 2 baskets of hot potatoes ; kettle of same ; steam, pieces of meat, cups and jugs in cot . tage L. H. ; st~ol 1 E. o. P. ; pitchfork against chair R. H. c. ; broom R.H. 1 E. ; piece of check cloth and tin can; beggar woman ; 2 violins, bagpipes, 2 crutches, bags for beggars, handcuffs; another ro11 of bank-notes; 16 sticks; dog and string; table and bench 1 E. o. P.; broom on staircase; 1 chair-by firl, and broom. ACT II. SCENE I., GROOVE 1. l. Writte n letter.

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62 SCENE II., GROOVE 1. SCENE III., GROOVE 2. Common table, brown jug, . chair; handcuffs and fetters fastened to the ground; 2 Ian terns. SCENE IV., GROOVE 1. ) Written letter. SCENE v., GROOVE s. Long table covered with,green baize; papers, drum, flag; roll of bank-notes ; platform L. H. covered; 5 chairs, 2 square stools, 2 flags on flats ; barrier R. H. ; tables, chairs, benches for mob to stand on; green bag, and papers . .ACT III. SCENE I., GROO VE 2. Carpet, fire, mantel-piece, fender, fire-irons, screen; table L. c . , 2 candles with shades, book s , papers, letters, pens, ink stand, hand-bell; dressing-goirn., c ard, note, paper; red cur tains and white blinds to window; riding-whip. SC E N E II., GROOVE 1. SCENE III., GROOVE 1. Common table, 2 chairs, lighted candle, bible, fire ready R.H., 2 faggots, tinder-box, flint and steel L. H.; stone with written paper ; chair R. H. for harpist; stones ; mattrass under stage ; candle on sinking platform; quantity of ivy; 4 torches ; pardon ; smoke. ' -4 /rz
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GAS PLOT. Scene. .ACT. I. 1.-Background row. 1 short ground row, with green glasses R.H. 1 ditto, ditto L.H. 1 right across the stage. 1 short one in the centre. 1 under the back sloping piece. Wings with all green glasses. 1 upright behind small tree on background row. 1 do. behind tower piece, L.c. 2 do. behind wings, 4th L.H. 1 do. on 3rd wing ladder, L.H. 3 do. behind abbey, R.H. and 2 oil-lamps. Short piece on front tree across the waters. 2.-White lights full up. 3.-White lights full up. 4.-1 ground row green glasses behind set-piece. 3 uprights R.H. behind centre opening (green). 3 ditto do. L.H. Red chimneys on proscenium lights . .ACT II. 1.-Lights full up. 2.-Ditto. 3.-4.-5.-1 white ground behind screen . .ACT III. 1.-2.-Green glasses on proscenium. 3.-

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64 Scene. 4.-Green glasses on all the wings. I ground row across the stage behind sloping waters 1 ground row behind raking piece, R.H. I upright behind 3rd wing ladder R.H. -:-l do. 2nd wing ladder. I do. behind tower piece, L.H. I ground row on sink, green glasses. 1 upright on tower piece on back bridge. 2 do. 1 on each side of black flats. Red lens to be held up behind 2nd wing. LIME LIGHTS.. ACT I. l.~l 2 wing groove, R.H., green. 1 4 wing groove, R.H. 2 from rostrum, 4 E.R.H. 1 at back R.H. upon cloth. 1 8rd wing groove, L.H. 4.-1 red at fire. ' 1 for moon ; 1 at back R.H. ; 1 on cloth from stage, ACT II.'. 5.--1 white light through window, L.R. ACT III. Last sc.-1 for moon at back; 1 for ripple behiud cloth. 3 L.H. flys; 3, 4, ,5 entrances; 2 R.H. flys; 4 and 5 entrances. ,

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Nos . SCENE PLOT. Moonlight cloth; panorama cloth, L,H. and R.H. to join cloth; tower-set piece, L.C. ; sloping gauze waters to work; rock-pieces over them ; stones ; fallen trees across the waters ; cross L.H. 3 E. ; cross R.H. 3 wing ; abbey ruins, R.H. 4 E.; trees each side; wood borders, 2 or 3 ; arch sky, 4 or 5 ; green mediums: tree, R.H. 2 wing ; tree, R.H. 3 E.; tree, R.H. 4 E. ; tree, L,H. 4 E. 1st Groove. Wingswood. !.-Exterior of ARRAH's cottage; door, L.H. flat by oak; win dow, ditto ; shutters to window inside. 1st groove. Winge -wood. 3.-The armoury in O'GRADY's; door, L .H. flat, backed b y oak. 1st groove. Wings-Armoury. 4.-Moonlight cloth at back, ground row ; interior of b arn; door, L .H. 3 E. flat; flat R .H. with hole in it; staircase , R.c. ; platform and staircase up to hole ; platform b e h ind R.H. leading to loft ; cut cottage borders, 1, 2, 3 ; clo se border, 3 ; red mediums. 2nd groove . Wings-barn. ACT II. 1.-The Devil's Glen cloth. 2 E. Wings-wood. --2.-The Armoury as before. 3.-Prison; door, L : ir. 2 E.; fire-place, R.H. B E, 2nd groo v es. _ JY )..~ ~ Wings-prison. 4.-Ballybetagh cloth. 2 E. Wings-wood. ----------aM,_~ ~ ~ ~L,___ 5 .-The Justice-Hall at Ballybetagh; illuminated wind o w, L.H. -,. 2nd and 3rd E. ; scre e n across in 3rd grooves ; b a cking 4; barrier, R.H. ; dock, c. by table. 3rd and 4th grooves . Wings-to match.

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66 ACT III. 1.-A r?om~ lYu.bli,/Castle_; bay-window centre; door, L.JI. flat, fir -place, zu. 2 E., door not used, L.H. 2 E. 2nd groove . Wings-to match. 2.-Ballybetagh moonlight cloth. 1st E . Wings-Pros. 3 .-The Prison brought down into door, L.H. ; fire-place, R.H.; bars to break from window ; ladder behind. 1st groove . • Wings-prison. 4 .-Black panorama flats; sink and fly; exterior of prison; 1st cut 2nd sink; platform to sink; ivy to break on bridge ; castle to sink behind platform; moonlight working water-cloth at back; sloping waters ; tow e r piece, L.n.c. ; chimneys, L.H. 2 and 3 E. ; raking platform, R .H.U.E. ;" rocks; stones; stage open at back. 1st groove~ Oie~, ma:, kcd, i;,,titli:orreered by P. lf'.. Ed,nrmd~i ~,ieess'.,!Pheawe, l'1' fil, •!1 S,l'ee~, Clt,ve1b~ G'te! !io1t. c,_,~ t,J--

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