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THE FALL OF THE ALAMO

Bradburn.

So soon I have suppressed this insurrection.

Elsie.

Then wilt thou never see thy plan fulfilled,
And it is best so, as thy gross injustice
Were certain to react on thee as curse
Whose magnitude my spirit dreads to fathom.
Far better in both nature and result
Would be the plan which I have in my mind.

Bradburn.

Make proof then of thy ingenuity!

Elsie.

Espouse the cause of Texas with the zeal
Thou hitherto hast squandered on her tyrants
Enroll thee as the patriots' stoutest friend
As till to-day thou wast their foremost foe;
Help to restore this land to Liberty
As thou till now hast labored to enslave it.
And thine will be a rank and titled name
For which the proudest king will envy thee,
And thine will be a wealth untold and grand,
Surpassing far the treasures of the. East;
And thine will be a fame of ancestry
Of which thy latest progeny will boast.
Is that, pray, not a better plan than thine?