Orphee aux Enfers.
Di. Firstly, I am waning. Olympia smothers me with its implacable azure.
Ven. Suppose we riot a little.
Cup. I have an idea. We refuse to . . . .
Jup. What are these murmurs in the corner! Have you not heard what I said? The gods exeunt.
JUPITER, then JUNO.
Jup. By my thunder! it is quite troublesome to get along with these chaps. It is you, my dear; what is the matter?
Jun. The matter is, I can't live this way.
Jup. What have I done again?
Jun. Don't try and deceive me any more . . . .
Jup. But, still . . . .
Jun. Well, there is a rumor of the elopement of a fair mortal, who has been abducted by a god. The woman's name is Eurydicea, and you are the god.
Jup. I see, my dear, what passion and prejudice lead you to say. This elopement, I know of it as well as you do. I know I whom I must suspect, and we will soon see . . . .
Mer., enters, Mylord Pluto.
Jup. I shall treat him as he deserves. Let me see him.
Jun. You don't deceive me, say, Ernest?
Jup. No, darling pet.
Jun, Well, I feel better. I am going to eat something. Exit.
Jup. Leach! (To Mercury.) Go and see if they corne. (Dreaming.) Is that little Eurydice, indeed, so pretty?
Mer. Mylord, here she comes.
Plu. Knocks at the door. Madam is well?
Jup. She is eating.