BOAB. I'll hear no more; defer what you would
In private we'll discourse some other day.
D. ARCOS. Sir, you shall hear, however you are
By which your crown you to my king resigned,
From thenceforth as his vassal holding it,
|And paying tribute such as he thought fit;||320|
And at Purchena1 privately to live,
Which, in exchange, King Ferdinand did give.
BOAB. The force used on me made that contract
D. ARCOS. Why have you then its benefits en-
By it you had not only freedom then,
But, since, had aid of money and of men;
And, when Granada for your uncle held,
|You were by us restored, and he expelled.||330|
And more -----
ALMANZ. Yes, yes, you did with wondrous care,
Against his rebels prosecute the war,
|While he secure in your protection slept;||335|
With present sums, th' unwary unthrift's need,
You sold your kindness at a boundless rate,
|And then o'erpaid the debt from his estate;||340|
D. ARCOS. The wrong you do my king I cannot
Whose kindness you would odiously compare.
|Th' estate was his; which yet, since you deny,||345|
ALMANZ. And he shall buy it dear what his he
We will not give one stone from out these walls.
BOAB. Take this for answer, then --
|Whate'er your arms have conquered of my land,||350|
But, as I still have lived, will die a king.
D. ARCOS. Since thus you have resolved, hence-
|For all the last extremities of war:||355|
ALMANZ. The Moors have heav'n, and me, t' assist their cause. Exit ARCOS.
ESPER. Fair Almahide,
(Who did with weeping eyes these discords see,
|And fears the omen may unlucky be)||360|
In hope soft pleasures may your minds unite.
|BOAB. My mistress gently chides the fault||365|
|But tedious business has my love delayed --|
Business, which dares the joys of kings in-|
ALMANZ. First let us sally out, and meet the
ABDAL. Led on by you, we [on] to triumph go.
BOAB. Then with the day let war and tumult
The night be sacred to our love and peace:
|'Tis just some joys on weary kings should wait;||370|
ABDALLA, ABDELMELECH, OZMYN, ZULEMA, HAMET,
as returning from the sally.
ABDAL. This happy day does to Granada bring
A lasting peace, and triumphs to the king:
The two fierce factions will no longer jar,
Since they have now been brothers in the war:
|Those who, apart, in emulation fought,||5|
Our Moorish courage in united minds.
ABDELM. Since to each other's aid our lives we
|Lose we the name of faction, and of foe,||10|
ZUL. I am obliged to Lyndaraxa's charms,
Which gain the conquest I should lose by arms;
|And wish my sister may continue fair,||15|
OZM. While we indulge our common happiness,
He is forgot, by whom we all possess;
|The brave Almanzor, to whose arms we owe||20|
Made a just battle ere the bodies joined.
ABDAL. His victories we scarce could keep in
|Or polish 'em so fast as he rough-drew.||25|