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Enter King, and Governor like a Moor

Priest. King. So far and truly you've discover'd The former currents of my life and fortune, That I am bound tacknowledge you most

holy, And certainly to credit your predictions Of what are yet to come.

Goo. I am no liar.-- [neighbour: Tis strange I should, and live so near a But these are not my ends.

King. Pray you sit, good father! Certain a reverend man, and most religious.

Goz. Ay, that belief's well now; and let

mc work then, I'll make you curse religion ere I leave you.I've liv'd a long time, son, a mew'd-up man, Sequester'd by the special hand of Heaven From the world's vanities, bid farewell to follies,

(pleasures. And shook hands with all heats of youth and As in a dream, these twenty years I've slum.

ber'd; Many a cold moon have J, in meditation And searching out the hidden wills of Hea

ven, Lain shaking under; many a burning sun Has sear’d my body, and boild up my blood, Feebled my knees, and stamp'd a meagreness Upon my figure, all to find out knowledge; Which I have now attain'd to, thanks to Heaven,

[vision, All for my country's good too: and many a Many a mystic vision, have I seen, son, And inany' a sight from Heav’n which has

been terrible, Wherein the goods and evils of these islands Were lively shadow'd; many a charge l've Still as the time grew ripe to reveal these, To travel and discover: now I'm come, son, The hour's now appointed, my tongue's And now I speak.

(touch'd, king. Do, holy man! I'll hear you. ['em! Gov. Beware these Portugals, I say beware

I These smooth-fac'd strangers, have an eye

sking! The cause is now the gods! bear, and believe, king. I do hear; but, before I give rash

credit, or Hang too light on belief, which is a sin, father, Know I have found 'em gentle, faithful, va

liant, And am in my particular bound to 'em, I mean to some, for my most strange deli

serve me), Gov. Oh, son, the future aims of men (obAbove their present actions, and their glory,

Are to be look'd at: the stars show many

turning, If you could see, mark but, with my eyes,

pupil. These men came hither, as my vision tells me,

[feebled, Poor, weather-beaten, almost lost, starv'd, Their vessels like themselves, most miserable; Made a long suit for traffick, and for comfort,

[eases : To vent their children's toys, cure their disThey had their suit, they landed, and to th'

[freedom Grew rich and powerful, suck'd the fat and Of this most blessed isle, taught her to trem

ble, Witness the castle here, the citadel, They ve clapt upon the neck of your Tidore (This happy town, 'till that she knew these

To check her when she's jolly.

King. They have so indeed, father.
Gov. Take heed, take heed! I find your

fair delivery, (Tho' you be pleas'd to glorify that fortune, And think these strangers gods, take heed,

I say !) I find it but a handsome preparation, A fair-fac'd prologue to a further mischief: Mark but the end, good king, the pin he

shoots at! That was the man deliver'd you, the mirror: Your sister is his due : what's she? your

hcir, sir. And what is he a-kin then to the kingdom? But heirs are not ambitious; who then suffers ? What rev'rence shall the gods have? and

what justice The miserable people? what shall they do i

King. He points at truth directly.

Gov. Think of these, son! The person, nor the manner I mislike not Of your preserver, nor the whole man to

gether, Were he but season'd' in the faith we are, In our devotions learn'd.

King. You say right, father. [religion?

Gov. To change our worships now, and our To be traitor to our gods?

King. You've well advis'd me, And I will seriously consider, father. l'th' mean time, you shall have your fair acUnto my sister, advise her to your purpose, And let me still know how the gods determine.

[vise Gov. I will.-But my main end is to ad, The destruction of you all, a general ruin; And then I am reveng’d, let the gods whistle!



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In some such place where it may be possible Enter Ruy Dias and Piniero.

The princess may behold us. Ruy. Indeed, I am right glad you were Pin. I conceive you: not grcedy,

Upon the sand behind the castle, sir; [dows And sudden in performing what I will’d you, A place remote enough, and there be winUpon the person of Armusia;

Out of her lodgings too, or I'm mistaken. I was afraid, for I well knew your valour, Ruy. You're i'tu'right; if you can work And love to me

that handsomely

(par'd Pin. 'Twas not a fair thing, uncle ;

Pin. Let me alone! and



you preIt shew'd not handsome; carried no man in it. Some three hours hence. Ruy. I must confess 'twas ill, and I abhor

Ruy. I'll not fail. it;

Pin. Get you home;
Only this good has risen from this evil, And if you have any things to dispose of,
I've tried your honesty, and find it proof, Or a few light prayers that may befriend you,
A constancy that will not be corrupted, Run 'em over quickly! I warrant I'll bring
And I niuch honour it.

Pin. This bell sounds better. [suffer'd, Ruy. Farewell, nephew!
Ruy. My anger now, and that disgrace I've And, when we meet again

[Exit. Shall be morc manly venied, and wip'd off, Pin. Ay, ay, fight handsomely: Tyou; And my sick bonour cur’d the right and Take a good draught or two of wine to settle straight way:

'Tis an excellent armour for an ill conscience, My sword's in my hand now, nephew, my uncle. cause upon it,

I am glad to see this man's conversion ; And man to man, one valour to another, I was afraid fair honour had been bed-rid, My hope to his

Or beaten out o'tl' island, soldiers, and good Pin. Why, this is like Ruy Dias ! [it, ones,

now, This carries something of some substance in Intended such base courses. Ile will fight Some mettle and some man; this sounds a And I believe too bravely; I have seen hiin gentleman;

[you: Curry a fellow's carcase handsomely; And now methinks you utter what becon And i' th' head of a troop, stand as if he had To kill men scurvily, 'tis such a dog-trick, Been rooted there, dealing large doles of Such a rat-catcher's occupation


[drawn ! Ruy. 'Tis no better.

What a rascal was I, I did not see his will But, Piniero, now

Enter Quisara. Pin. Now you do bravely. [by, forgotten,

Ruy. The diff'rence of our states flung What does she here? If there be any misThe full opinion I have won in service,

chief towards,

[business And such respects that may not shew us A woman makes one still: now what new equal,

Is for me? Laid handsomely aside, only our fortunes, Quisar. I was sending for you, but since And single manhoods

We've met so fair, you've sav'd that labour : Pin. Io a service, sir,

Entreat you, sir

[I must Of this most noble nature, all I am,

Pin. Any thing, madam; your wills If I had ten lives more, those and my for- Are my commands. tunes

Quisar. You're nobly courteous. Are ready for you. I had thought you had Upon my better thoughts, signor Piniero, Forsworn fighting, or banish'd those brave And nuy more peaceable considerations, thoughts

(Which now I find the richer ornaments) Were wont to wait upon you; I am glari I would desire you to attempt no further To see 'em call'd home again.

Against the person of the noble stranger, Ruy. They are, nephew, [them: (In truth, I am asham'd of my share in it) And thou shalt see what fire they carry in Nor be incited further by your uncle : Here, you guess what this means ?

I see it will sit ill upon your person. Shews a challenge. I have consider'd, and it will shew ugly, Pin. Yes, very well, sir. A portion of Carried at best, a most unheard-of cruelty: scripture

Good sir, desist! That puzzles many an interpreter,

Pin. You speak now like a woman, Ruy. As soon as you can find him

And wondrous well this tenderness becomes Pin. That will not be long, uncle;

you: And, o'my conscience, he'll be ready as But this you must remember, your command quickly.

(Carry't so, Was laid on with a kiss; and seriously Ruy. I make no doubt, good nephew. It must be taken off the same way, madam, If you can possible, that we may fight- Or I stand bound still. Pin. Nay, you shall fight, assure yourself.

Quisar. That shall not endanger you: Ruy. Pray you hear me!

you, fair sir, thus I take off that duty.




Pin. By th' mass, 'twas soft and sweet! Pan. He tells me, madam, stamer.

Some bloods would bound now, [beauty, Marriage and mouldy cheese will make me And run a-tilt. Do not you think, bright Gov. A stubborn keeper, and worse fare, You've done me, in this kiss, a mighty favour, An open stable, and cold care, And that I stand bound, by virtue of this ho

Will tame a jade, may be share. nour,

Pan. By’r lady, a sharp prophet! When To do whatever you command me?

this proves good, Quisar. I think, sir,

I'll bequeath you a skin to make you a hood. From me these are unusual courtesies,

Gov. Lady, I'd talk with you. And ought to be respected so: there are some, Quisar. Do, reverend sir! And men of no mean rank, would hold them- Goo. And for your good, for that that must selves

concern you; Not poorly bless'd to taste of such a bounty. And give ear wisely to me! Pin. I know there are, that would do Quisar. I shall, father.

[lence, many unjust things

Gov. You are a princess of that excelFor such a kiss, (and yet I hold this modest) Sweetness and grace, that angel-like fair feaAll villainies, body and sonl dispense with; ture, For such a provocation, kill their kindred, (Nay, do not blush, I do not flatter you, Demolish the fair credits of their parents; Nor do I dote in telling this) I am amazed 39, Those kisses I am not acquainted with:

lady, Most certain, madam,

(voke ine

And as I think the gods bestow'd these on you, Th' appurt'nance of this kiss would not pro

The gods that love youTo do a mischief; 'tis the devil's own dance Quisar. I confess their bounty. (pour, To be kiss'd into cruelty.

Gov. Apply it then to their use, to their hoQuisar. I'm glad you make that use, sir. To them, and to their service give this sweetPin. I am gladder


[ness; That made me believe you were cruel 33; They have an instant great use of your goodFor, by this hand, I know I am so honest,

You are a saint esteem'd here for your beauty, However I deceiv'd you, ('twas high time too; And many a longing heartSome common slave might have been set Quisur. I seek no fealty;


Nor will I blemish that Heav'n has seald on upon it else) That willingly I would not kill a dog I know my worth. Indeed the Portugals That could but fetch and carry for a woman;

I have at those commands, and their last serShe must be a good woman made me kick vices,

[someness, him,

Naye'en their lives, so much I think


handAnd that will be hard to find: to kill a man? That what I shall enjoin-If you will give me leave to get another, Gov. Use it discretely! Or any she that play'd the best game at it, (For I perceive you understand me rightly) And'fore a woman's airger, prefer her fancy

For here the gods regard your help and sudQuisar. I take it in you well.


lady) Pin. I thank you, lady;

The Portugals, like sharp thorns (mark me, And I shall study to confirm it.

Stick in our sides; like razors, wound reliQuisar. Do, sir;


blood follows; For this time, and this present cause, I al- Drawn deep they wound, until the life low it.

[Exit Pin. Our gods they spurn at, and their worships Most holy sir !



A mighty hand they bear upon our governEnter Governor, Quisana, and Panura.

These are the men your miracle mustwork on, Gov. Bless you, my royal daughter! Your heavenly form, either to root them out, And, in you, bless this island, Heav'n! (Which, as you may

endeavour, Quisar. Good aunt,

Remember whose great cause you have to What think you of this man?


(more, Quisan. Sure he's a wise inan, [pen'd To nip their memory, that may not spring And a religious: lie tells us things have hap- Or fairly bring 'em home to our devotions; So many years ago, almost forgotten,

Which will be blessed, and for which you As readily as if they were done this hour, sainted,

Quisar. Does he not meet with your sharp But cannot be, and they go; let me bustle! tongue ?

Quisar. Go up with me, 38 That you made me believe you were cruel.] I read this line so,

You made me but believe that you were cruel. Seward. 39 I am amazed, lady-] Amazement at beauty, tho' it does not necessarily imply dotage, yet often both foreruns and accompanies it, and would certainly be rather a cause why he should not dote: the most natural reason for him to give is, Nor do I dote in telling this, I am aged, lady.




will be easy,


from you,

spare thee,

Where we'll converse more privately:


shall feel, proud man, ere I part I'll shew you shortly how I hold their temper, And in what chain their souls.

Th' effects of that: if Fortune do not fool me, Gov. Keep fast that hold still! (in it, Thy life is mine, and no hope shall redeem And either bring that chain, and those bound thee.

[faith can justify. And link it to our gods and their fair wor- Arm. That's a proud word; more than your ships,


Quisar. Sure they will fight! Or, daughter, pinch their hearts a-pieces with Ruy. She is there; I am happy. [ther; I'll wait upon your grace.

Gov. Let 'em alone! let 'em kill one anoQuisar. Come, reverend father!

These are the main posts; if they fall, the Wait you below. [Exe. Quisar, and God.

Will tumble quickly.

buildings Pan. If this prophet were a young thing, Quisar. How temperate Armusia ! I should suspect him now, he cleaves so close, Gov. No more; be quiet yet 30. to her;

Arm. I am not bloody, These holy coats are long, and hide iniquities. Nor do not feel such mortal malice in me;

Quisan. Away, away, fool! a poor wretch! But since we cannot both enjoy the princess, Pan. These poor ones,

I am resolv’d to fight. Warm but their stomachs once

Ruy. Fight home, Armusia ! Quisan. Come in; thou’rt foolish.

For, if thou faint'st or fallist

[Ereunt. Arm. D’you make all vantages? Enter Armusia, Emanuel, and Piniero.

Ruy. All ways, unto thy life: I will not Arm. I'm sorry, sir, my fortune is so stub- Nor look not for thy mercy. born,

Arm. I am arm'd then. To court my sword against my countryman: Ruy. Stand still, I charge you, nephew, as I love my nation well; and where I find


honour me! A Portugal of noble name and virtue,

Arm. And, good Emanuel, stir not.
I am his humble servant. Signor Piniero, Pin. Ye speak fitly;
Your person, nor your uncle's, am I


For we had not stood idle else. with;

Gov. I'm


for't +. You're both fair gentlemen in my opinion, Eman. But since you'll have it soAnd, I protest, I'd rather use my sword Ruy. Come, sir! defences than against your safeties : Arm. I wait

you. It is, methinks, a strange dearth of enemies, Pin. Ay, marry, this looks handsonely! When we seek foes among ourselves.

This is warm work! Eman. You're injur'd,

[readiest- Gov. Both fall, au't be thy will! And you must make the best on't now, and

[Ruy falls. Arm. You see I'm ready in the place, and Pin. My uncle dead! arm'd

Emun. Stand still, or my sword's inTo his desire that call'd me.

Arm. Now, brave Ruy Dias,
Pin. You speak honestly, [friendly; Now, where's your confidence? Your prayers,
And I could wish you'd met on terms more quickly!
But it can't now be so.

Your own spite has condemn'd you.
Enter Ruy Dias.

Quisar. Hold, Arinusia !

Arm. Most happy lady!
Eman. Turn, sir, and see!

Quisar. Hold, and let him rise;
Pin. I have kept my word with you, uncle: Spare him for me!
The gentleman is ready.

Arm. A long life may he enjoy, lady! Enter Governor and Quisara above.

Gov. What ha'you done? 'Tis better they'd all perish'd.

[Armusia, Arm. Ye are welcome.

Quisur. Peace, father! I work for the best. Ruy. Bid those fools welcome that affect Be in the garden an hour hence. your courtesy!


[Excunt Quisar, and God. I come not to use compliment: you've wrong’d Arm. I shall, madam. 40 Quisar. No more, be quiet yet.] Possibly these words belong to the Governor.

Sympson. 41 Gov. I'm sorry for't.

Eman. But since you'll have it so-] The same cause of complaint returns upon us again which was mentioned above, viz. the multiplication of names, for here the Governor has nothing to do. But these lines belong to Emanuel, sorry that the seconds are not permitted to fight; or both to Armusia, for the unhappy necessity he lay under of fighting with his countryman. If it was left to me, I believe I should determine in favour of Emanuel.

Sympson. The old books surely are right: the Governor avows his sorrow that they are to stand idle.

In your

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Pin. Now, as I live, a gentleman at all Make your fair virtues and your inches!

mistress; So brave a mingled temper saw I never. And let these trinkets go!

Arm. Why are you sad, sir? How would Ruy. You teach well, nephew: [man 43, this have griev'd you,

Now to be honourable even with this gentleIf you had fall’n under a profess'd enemy? Shall be my business, and my ends his. Under one had taken vantage of your shamne

[Excunt. too?

[wronging you, Pray you be at peace! I am so far from

Enter Governor and King.
Or glorying in the pride of such a victory,
That I desire to serve you: pray look Goo. Sir, sir!

You must do something suddenly, to stop Pin. Do you hear this, sir?

His pride, so great and high he is shot up ; This love, sir? Do you see this gentleman, Upon his person too, your state is sunk else: How he courts you? Why do you hold your You must not stand now upon terms of head down?

gratitude, *Tis no high-treason, I take it, to be equallid; And let a simple tenderness besot you. To have a slip i'th' field, no sin that's I'll bring you suddenly where you shall see mortal:

him, Come, come; thank fortune and your friend! Attempting your brave sister, privately; Arm. It


Mark but his high behaviour then.
You think iny tongue may prove your enemy, King. I will, father.


[too. And tho' restrain'd, soinetimes, out of a Gov. And with scorn; I fear, contempt bravery,

King. I hope not 44. May take a licence to disable you 42:

Gov. I will not name a lust; it may be
Believe me, sir, so much I hate that liberty, that also.
That in a stranger's tongue 'twill prove an A little force must be applied upon him,
And I shall right you in't. [injury; Now, now applied, a little force to humble
Pin, Can


wanton. Ruy. Sir, you have beat me both ways; These sweet entreaties do but make him yet so nobly,

King. Take heed, you wrong him not ! That I shall ever love the hand that did it : Gov. Take heed to your safety! [ine, Fortune may make me worthy of some title I but forewarn you, king; if you mistrust That may be near your friend.

Or think I come unsentArm. Sir, I must leave you, [fident, King. No, I'll go with


[E.reunt. But with so hearty love- And pray I carry nothing from this place shall wrong

Enter Armusia and Quisara. you.

[Exe. Arm. and Eman. Pin. Come, come; you're right again, sir: Arm. Madam, you see there's nothing I love your honour,

[purposes, can reach at, And love your friend; take heed of bloody Either in my obedience, or my service, And unjust ends! good Heav'n is angry with That may deserve your love, or win : 'em;

likiny, 42. To disable you.] Sympson objects to the word disable; for which we see no reason, as disable is frequently used in the sense of disparuge.

43 Now to be honourable even with this gentleman.] I have I believe slicwn before, that our authors take the same liberty in our language that the Greeks and Latins do in theirs, tiz. of using an adjective adverbially; su at thic end almost of this play we have the same licence took again. Quisar. Which way you go, sir,

I must follow necessury, i. e. necessarily. Syrupson. 44 And with scorn, I fear contempt too.

King. I hope not.
Gov. I will not name a lust;

It may be that also.] This oild passage I would reform tius,
Goo. And with what scorn I fear too-
King. I hope not.

Gov. I will not name a lust; it may be that also. That whut is dropt in the first line seeins evident; but how comes contempt to be inserted after scorn, as if that was to be fear'd much more than the other when it is so nearly the same thing? I take the whole passage to have been confus'd in the manuscript, and that contempt was put in by an unsuccessful attempt to restore it; for its absence with a change of the points and a proper disposition of the words, restores both sense and measure.

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