Excerpt from Lucia Di Lammermoor: A Grand Opera in Four Acts Fourth Act Raymond enters to interrupt the chorus of jubilation by telling the guests that, but now, called to the bridal chamber by terrible cries, he had entered to find Arthur lying dead, bathed in blood, pierced by his own sword, which the luckless Lucy waved aloft, laughing madly. The horror-stricken guests no sooner hear this revelation than Lucy enters. Here occurs the celebrated mad scene in which the hapless maiden sings of her woes, and calls upon Edgar to come to her. Henry realizes, at last, the dire result of all his machinations. Lucy pleads for pity that one so young must die. The second scene represents a gloomy glade without the gates. Edgar laments the falseness of Lucy. While joy is her portion, death shall be his. But they tell him the truth, that she loves him only, and for that love is dying. A bell is heard tinkling and Raymond comes in to tell Edgar that the gentle soul has passed away. After a despairing utterance Edgar plunges a dagger in his breast and dies. Personages Edgar, of Ravenswood.Henry Ashton, Brother of Lucy.Norman, his chief Retainer.Raymond, Tutor to Lucy.Arthur, wedded to Lucy.Lucy, of LammermoorAlice, her Attendant. Friends, Relatives, and Retainers of Henry Ashton.Scene: Scotland. - Period, the 18th Century. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.