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SALOMÉ

[Rising.] Will you indeed give me whatsoever I shall ask of thee, Tetrarch?


HERODIAS

Do not dance, my daughter.


HEROD

Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, even unto the half of my kingdom.


SALOMÉ

You swear it, Tetrarch?


HEROD

I swear it, Salomé.


HERODIAS

Do not dance, my daughter.


SALOMÉ

By what will you swear this thing, Tetrarch?


HEROD

By my life, by my crown, by my gods. Whatsoever thou shalt desire I will give it thee, even to the half of my kingdom, if thou wilt but dance for me. O, Salomé, Salomé, dance for me!


SALOMÉ

You have sworn an oath, Tetrarch.

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