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No. 21: Scena

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Chorus.1
  Away! Away! Thou art no Queen of ours!
    Give place to our Darine!
  Bow thee unto the storm that lowers!
    Down, down with the traitress Queen!
Zayda.
  'Tis true we counselled thee to call
    These mortals here from earth.
'Twas but to test thy worth!
  We knew too well that thou wouldst fall,
    As thou indeed hast done.
Thy subjects every one
Thine infamy have seen,
Thou sorry, sorry Queen!
Darine, Zayda, Locrine & Neodie.
    Thou sorry, sorry Queen!
Chorus.
  Away! Away! Thou art no Queen of ours!
    Give place to our Darine!
  Bow thee unto the storm that lowers!
    Down, down with the traitress Queen!
Selene.
  So let it be, for I have proved unfit!
I had a trust — I have forsaken it!
Chorus.
    Down, down with the traitress Queen!
Selene.
  Though my default was born of good intent,
Mine was the sin, be mine the punishment!
Chorus.
    Hail! Hail! to our loved Darine!
Selene.
  Bows in remorse the head that ye condemn.
    [Taking off her crown and placing it on DARINE.
  Well loved Darine, wear thou this diadem!
Chorus.
    Down with the traitress Queen!
Down with the traitress Queen!
Selene.
  See, my beloved sister-maidens, how
Imperially it rests upon her brow!
Chorus.
    Hail to our Queen,
Darine, Darine!

Sopranos. Mezzos & Altos.
  Hail! Hail! to thee we bow!   Hail! Hail! to thee we bow!
    Henceforth thou art our Queen!     Henceforth thou art our Queen!
  Beloved Darine, in loyalty   Beloved Darine, in loyalty
  We bow, we bow to thee.   We bow, we bow to thee.
    Hail to Darine!     Hail to Darine!
    Thou art our Queen!     In loyalty we bow to Darine!
  We bow to thee in loyalty,   In loyalty, we bow to thee in loyalty,
  We bow to thee in loyalty,   We bow to thee in loyalty,
  We bow, we bow to thee,   Henceforth to thee we bow, to thee,
  Darine to thee,   Darine to thee,
    Henceforth our Queen.     Henceforth our Queen.
  Hail! Hail! to thee we bow!   Hail! Hail! to thee we bow!
    Henceforth thou art our Queen!     Henceforth thou art our Queen!
  Beloved Darine, in loyalty
We bow, we bow to thee.
  Beloved Darine, in loyalty
We bow, we bow to thee.
    Hail to Darine!
Thou art our Queen!
    Hail to Darine!
In loyalty we bow to Darine!
  We bow to thee in loyalty,
We bow to thee in loyalty,
We bow, we bow to thee
Darine to thee,
  In loyalty, we bow to thee in loyalty,
We bow to thee in loyalty,
Henceforth to thee we bow, to thee,
Darine to thee,
   

Henceforth our Queen!
Hail to our Queen!
Hail to Darine!
Darine, Darine! All hail!

    Henceforth our Queen!
Hail to our Queen!
Hail to Darine!
Darine, Darine! All hail!

The Fairies march round DARINE and make obeisance to her.


1. In the libretto, this number begins with the following lines which are absent from the vocal score:


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