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SCENE IV. - Giuseppe Verdi, Don Carlos: Opera in Four Acts 
Don Carlos: Opera in Four Acts (New York: Fred Rullman, 1920). Metropolitan Opera House, Grand Opera, Libretto.
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(Throwing herself atElizabeth’sfeet).
Pardon! in mercy pardon a repentant sinner!
Thou, at my feet! what hast thou done?
Ah! my remorse is killing me!
My tortured heart with grief is wrung!
Angel from heaven, thou good and pious Queen,
Learn thou to know the fiend
Thou’st nurtured in thy bosom!
’Twas I who robbed thee of thy casket.
Yes, I! ’Twas I who did accuse thee!
Love to fury wrought,
The hate I learned to feel for thee,
The cruel jealousy that racked my heart,
All, all combined to make me hate thee!
I loved Don Carlos, who my love did spurn!
You have loved him!. . . Rise!
No, no, have pity! another fault!
Restore to me the cross!
I entreat thee to leave Court tomorrow!
Thou canst either choose death, or exile!
Eboli (with despair).
Ah! I shall never see. . .
Ah! I shall never see again the Queen!
Oh beauty! thou fatal gift,
By fortune, in vindictive mood, conceded me.
Oh beauty! thou who mak’st our sex so haughty and so vain—
Beauty, I curse thee!
Ye bitter tears flow on apace!
No hope is left, all joy hath flown!
My crime’s so base, so horrible!
Naught can e’er my sin atone!
Oh, Queen beloved, I sacrificed thee
To the revolt of this wild heart,
In a lone cloister from earth secluded,
I may hide my sorrow apart!
Oh, heaven! and Carlos! tomorrow he’ll be dragged to execution!
One day alone is left me. Ah, what bright thought flashes o’er me!
Thanks be to heaven! I yet may save him!