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Alib. Bestow, base man, thy idle threats elsewhere,
My mother's daughter knows not how to fear.
Since, Guyomar, I must not be thy bride,
Death shall enjoy what is to thee denied.
Odmar. Then take thy wish.——
Guy. Hold, Odmar, hold:
My right in Alibech I will resign:
Rather than see her die, I 'll see her thine.
Alib. In vain thou wouldst resign, for I will be,
Even when thou leav'st me, constant still to thee:
That shall not save my life : Wilt thou appear
Fearful for her, who for herself wants fear?
-- John Dryden, The Indian Emperor