“Och! be quiet now;” from the play, ” Campbell of Kilmhor” Mary’s son has just been taken out to be shot by Campbell’s men. She re-enters the scene to her crying maid, who has just given away the hiding location of others. Ideal for adult females ranging from 40-59. 1-2 Mins.
Written By: J.A. Ferguson
Och! be quiet now; I would be listening till the last sound of it passes into the great hills and over all the wide world.—It is fitting for you to be crying, a child that cannot understand; but water shall never wet eye of mine for Dugald Stewart. Last night I was but the mother of a lad that herded sheep on the Athole hills: this morn it is I that am the mother of a man who is among the great ones of the earth. All over the land they will be telling of Dugald Stewart. Mothers will teach their children to be men by him. High will his name be with the teller of fine tales.—The great men came, they came in their pride, terrible like the storm they were, and cunning with words of guile were they. Death was with them…. He was but a lad, a young lad, with great length of days before him, and the grandeur of the world. But he put it all from him. “Speak,” said they, “speak, and life and great riches will be for yourself.” But he said no word at all! Loud was the swelling of their wrath! Let the heart of you rejoice, Morag Cameron, for the snow is red with his blood. There are things greater than death. Let them that are children shed the tears.