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A hall in Castle Mirlemont. At the back is a wide doorway. The doors are open,
and beyond there is an arcade, and through the arches of the arcade the moonlit
sky is seen. On the left of the apartment there is a window; on the right an alcove,
in which stands a throne-chair. Upon the wall above the throne-chair a sword and
other weapons are hung. Near the throne-chair stands a table, with benches
ranged around it. Jugs and goblets are on the table, and dice and playing-cards.
There are additional entrances to the apartment on either side. The hall is lighted by quaintly devised lamps.

Seated at the head of the table, PHILIP is playing cards with a party of Knights and
Ladies who are gathered around the board. The knights are youthful and
dissolute-looking; their dames light and frivolous. The
DEVIL stands by PHILIP's
side, advising in the conduct of the game. Afar off, by the window, SAIDA sits,
watching
PHILIP with eyes aflame with hungry jealousy. Other knights and ladies
are seen in the arcade, walking in the moonlight.

No. 10: CHORUS

CHORUS of KNIGHTS and DAMES
  With cards and dance, and with wine and laughter,
    And a leaven of love, if love be light,
  We care not a jot what may come hereafter
    So love and laughter be ours to-night!
  Then scatter the cards as we fill the cup;
Though the sun be down, and the moon be up;
    Our day doth only begin!
Our day doth only begin!
  For the coming of night is the dawn of day;
Yet tell us, we pray what card to play,
    And where is the card shall win?
  Yet tell us, we pray what card to play,
    And where is the card shall win?

KNIGHTS.
  Honour and fame, and the lust of battle,
    We yield them freely to sturdier lords;

DAMES.
  Though the coin shall clink and the dice shall rattle
    When honour and fame are but empty words

ALL.
  Then scatter the cards as we drain the cup;
Though the sun be down, and the moon be up,
    Our day doth only begin!
Our day doth only begin!
  For the coming of night is the dawn of day,
      is the dawn of day;
  Yet, if as ye say, 'tis a Heart to play,
    Then where is the heart shall win?
  Yet, if as ye say, 'tis a Heart to play,
    Then where is the heart shall win?
  Yet, if as ye say, 'tis a Heart to play,
    Then where is the heart shall win?
  Yet, if as ye say, 'tis a Heart to play,
    Then where is the heart shall win?

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