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Eugnie and her aunt, Madame Murer, have come to London from
their native Wales.
They are accompanied by Eugnie's father Baron Hartley, who
believes they're in town on business.
In fact, Eugnie has secretly married The Ear
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Psyche is in Hell and meets her two suitors. They recount
how they threw themselves from the rock on which Psyche
was sacrificed, having been unable to prevent her death.
They also recount the death of her sisters, who volu
They finally leave and Psyche believes herself to be alone at
last to face her doom when her suitors appear to defend her.
She chastises their impiety.
Their attempt to defend her is in any case vain, as she is
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Flora and her followers summon Venus to participate in their
games (in celebration of the peace that Louis XIV has
brought to the world).
Venus arrives in a fury, however, and breaks the hitherto
musical atmosphere of the p
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They decide to ask Drink about what's going on. When Drink is called in, the
Baron grabs him by the throat and demands answers.
Drink is so frightened and confused that he mistakenly thinks they've
learned that the marriage
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The Baron and Madame Murer are amazed that he already knows about Sir
Charles's troubles, and Cowerly explains that not only has he already
spoken with Charles in London, but in fact had assumed that the reason for
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The final act occurs very early in the morning; the family has been up all
night fretting over Eugnie's condition, and they even seem to fear that she
may die from grief.
She is able to emerge from her room, in a weakened
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Eventually the Earl arrives to visit Eugnie. His valet, Drink, prepares
to announce him, but chides his master: Drink knows that the Earl's
marriage to Eugnie was not valid and in fact was completely staged.
Later, the Earl sneaks back into the house alone in order to talk
He instructs Drink to make sure that nobody comes to visit
Eugnie or her family until after his wedding is concluded, and he
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Psyche's sisters, having seen Psyche's new home are,
naturally, green with envy and try to find a way to spoil her
They feed her curiosity regarding the identity of her lover
and make her fear his unfaithfulness,