The second time my scheme has failed, but wait:
I have some better cards still in reserve.
Misfortunes hunt in company—so says
The proverb, Lady Bradburn; hence defend
Your mind with fortitude—
What must I hear?
[Continuing his speech.]
And let not rest your undeserved displeasure
On the unwilling bearer of the news.
Oh, pray ! relieve me of my dread suspense.
So hear! By orders sent from Mexico,
On evidence obtained I know not how,
Your father stands committed to arrest,
Arraigned for treason and disloyalty.
That charge is false—false as a gem of paste.
No subject was so truly, ah! so blindly