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DAVID AND GOLIATH:
O bienheureux mille fois,
Il est orné dès sa naissance;
N'altère point son innocence. – ATHALIE. PERSONS OF THE DRAMA,
Saul, King of Israel.
The Scene lies in the Camp in the Valley of Elah, and
the adjacent Plain.
The Subject is taken from the Seventeenth Chapter of the
First Book of Samuel.
DAVID AND GOLIATH.
SCENE - A Shepherd's Tent on a Plain.
DAVID, under a spreading tree, plays on his harp and
GREAT Lord of all things ! Pow'r divine !
Thy grace serene and pure;
II. Teach me to bless my lowly lot Confin’d to this paternal cot,
Remote from regal state!
Nor lead my heart astray ;
Invites the hostile winds :
To honours falsely won :
[He lays down his harp and rises.
Dav. Methinks this shepherd's life were dull and