"The Moor has done his duty. The Moor can go"

   A line from Act III Scene 4 of Fiesco (1783), the second drama by German playwright Friedrich Schiller (See note to page 20), fictionalising a real 16th century conspiracy.  The words are spoken in mock-humility by lead conspirator Fiesco's 'Moorish' manservant Muley Hassan, after he is ordered to leave the room.


Online script of the play at Project Gutenberg