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SCENE I—\Curtain rises to Music.]—Roman¬
tic View on the Shore of the Isle of Man.
Enter several Fishermen with their Wives.
\st Fish. But, neighbours, take my word, there’s
mischief afloat. All’s astir up at the Castle, yon¬
der. The guards are doubled; and they talk of
some plot to murder the old Countess of Derby,
here, in her very kingdom, the Isle of Man.
2d Fish. Ay, blow up the island, and set fire to
the sea—eh, neighbour Wiseman ? No matter ;
troubled waters are good for the fisherman,—so rea¬
dy with your nets, and let the word be—a long
pull, a strong pull, and a pull all together, boys.