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DEVIL (to SAIDA).
  Haste thee! Haste thee!
    Use thy cunning!
  Do not waste the
      Hours that fly!
    Time is running,
  Night is waning;
Use thy feigning,
      Dawn is nigh!

LAINE and JOAN.
  'Tis her beauty doth ensnare him;
    Naught he hears of all we say!
  Lady, then in pity spare him,
    Speak, oh, speak, and bid him stay!

SAIDA (to SIMON).
  Weaver, hear me —
    Wouldst thou wander
  Ever near me
      Till the day,
    Rising yonder,
  Through the gloaming,
Finds thee roaming
      Far away?

LAINE and JOAN.
  See those eyes his eyes enchaining
    Nothing now his heart can stir;
  Naught he recks of our complaining,
    All his thought is bent on her!

SIMON (to SAIDA).
  Onward! Onward!
    I will follow,
  Seaward, sunward,
      Still thy slave;
    Though the hollow
  Earth should sunder,
Though the thunder
      Roar and rave!

SAIDA. LAINE. JOAN. SIMON. THE DEVIL.
Wouldst thou wander All in vain! He All in vain! He Onward! Haste thee!
Haste thee!
Ever near me, will not harken; will not harken; Onward! Use thy cunning!
Ever near me Seaward, sunward Seaward, sunward I will follow Do not waste the
Till the day, He will roam, He will roam, Lo! Seaward, sunward, Hours that fly!
Rising yonder Day shall dawn day shall Onward, onward, Time is
Through the gloaming, and dawn and I will running,
Finds thee roam- night shall dark- night shall follow, Night is
ing Far away? en Ere darken Ere Still thy slave; waning; Use
Rising yonder his heart, his heart, on- thy feign-
Finds thee roaming, his heart shall his heart — his ward, onward,
I will
ing.
Time is running,
roaming Far lead heart shall lead follow, Still Dawn is nigh
away? him home. him home. thy slave. is nigh!
Far away? All in vain! All in vain! Still thy slave; Night doth wane.
      Onward, onward,
I will follow.
Far away? All in vain! All in vain! Seaward, Night doeth wane.
      sunward, Still thy slave;
Far away? All in vain! All in vain! Seaward, sunward,
Still thy slave;
Ah! doth wane.
       Haste thee! haste thee!
Far away? All in vain! All in vain! Still thy slave;
       Haste thee! haste thee!
Far away? All in vain! All in vain! Still thy slave! Haste!

SAIDA goes out the door, drawing SIMON after her with an enticing look. JOAN and
LAINE would follow, but the DEVIL, laughingly, wards them back and closes the door
in their faces. There is a final peal of thunder.

End of Scene 2.

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