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But a poor thought, but I pursue it seriously 45, To every bird that flies, and every worm. Take pleasure in your wills,c'en in your avger, How terribly I shake! Is this the venture, Which other men would grudge at, and grow The trial, that you talk'd of?-Where have I stormy:
been, I study new humility to please you,
And how forgot myself, how lost my memory? And take a kind of joy in my alllictions; When did I pray, or look up stedfastly, Because they come from you, I love my sor- Had any goodness in my heart to guide me, Pray, madani, but consider- rows. That I should give this 'vantage to mine Quisur. Yes, I do, sir;
enemy, And to that honest end I drew you lither. The enemy to my peace? Forsake my faith? I know you have de:erv'd as much as man can, Quisur. Come, come, I know you love me. And brow it is a ju-tice to requite you: Arm. Love you this way? (lady. I know you love.
This most destroying way! Sure you but jest, arm. li ever love was mortal, [me, Quisar. My love and life are one way. And dwelt in man: and for that love comniand Arm. Love alone then! (So strong I find it, and so true, here, lady) And mine another way: I'll love diseases first, Something of such a greatness to allow me, Dote on a villain that would cut my throat, Those things I've done already may seem
Wooe all afflictions of all sorts, kiss cruelty. foils to :
Ilave mercy, Heaven! How have I been 'Tis equity, that man aspires to Heaven
Maker! Should win it by his worth, and not sleep Wand'ring the way of lust, and left my. to it.
How have I slept like cork upon a water, Enter Governor and King.
And had no feeling of the storm that toss'd me!
(surance, Gov. Now stand close, king, and hear; Trod the blind paths of death, forsook asand, as you find him,
Eternity of blessedness, for a woman! Believe me right, or let religion suffer! For a young handsome face, hazard my being?
Quisar. I dare believe your worth, without Quisar. Are not our powers eternal, so additions;
not, or you would not win Gov. Now mark him, sir, and but observe At such an easy rate
[me him nearly!
[senseless outsides; Arm. I am prepar'd still,
Arm. Their comforts like themselves, cold, And if I shrink
You make 'em sick, as we are, peerish, Quisar. I know you are no coward:
mad, This is the utmost trial of your constancy; Subject to age : and how can they cure us, And if you stand fast now, I'm yours, your That are not able to refine themselves? wife, sir.
[atchieve me, Quisar. The sun and moon we worship, You bold there's nothing dear, that may (those are heav'nly) Doubted, or dangerous.
And their bright influences we believe. Arm. There's nothing, nothing :
Arm. Away, fool ! Let me but know, that I may straight fly to it! I adore the Maker of that sun and moon,
Quisar. I'll tell you then: change your That gives those bodies light and intluence, religion,
That point: d out their paths, and taught And be of one belief with me!
servants, Arm. How !
They're not so great as we, they are our Quisar, Mark !
[bred in, Placid there to teach us time, to give us Worship our gods, renounce that faith you're knowledge
(main are, ('Tis easily done; I'll teach you suddenly) Of when, and how, the swellings of the And hunubly on your knces
And their returns again; they're but our Árm. Ila! I'll be hang'd first.
stewards Quisar. Ošter as we do.
To make the earth fat, with their influence, Arm. To the devil, lary?
That she may bring forth her increase, and Ofer to him I hate? I know the devil! To dogs and cats? you do make offer to Shall I fall from this faith to please a woman? them +6;
For her embraces bring my soul to ruin? 45 But a poor thoright, but I pursue it seriously.] I wish the authors bad wrote here,
Not a poor thought, or
Be't a pour thought.
But here is taken in the sense of even.
I look'd you should have said, make me a Christian!
(woman; Work that great cure; for 'tis a great one, That labour truly to perform, that venture, The crown of all great trial, and the fairest; I look'd you should have wept and knecl'd to beg it,
[ters Wash'd off your wist of ignorance, with waPure and repentant, from those eyes; I look'd You should have brought ine your chief god
ye worship, He that you offer human blood and life to, And made a sacrifice of him to memory, Beat down his altars, ruin'd his false temples.
Gov. Now you may see!
Quisar. Take heed; you go too far, sir.And yet I love to hear him: I must have you, And to that end I let you storin a little.I know there must be some strife in your
[back; To cool and quiet you, ere you can come I know old friends cannot part suddenly; There will be some lett still: yet I must have
you, Have you of my faith too, and so enjoy you.
Arm. Now I contemn you! and I hate
myself For looking on that face lasciviously! And it looks ugly now, methiuks.
Quisar. How, Portugal? Arm. It looks like death itself, to which 'twould lead me :
(me!) Your eyes resemble pale despair, (they tright And in their rounds a thousand horrid ruins Methinks I see; and in your tongue hear fearfully
suffer'd. The hideous murmurs of weak souls have Get from me! I despise you. And know, woman,
[lite in, That for all this trap you've laid to catch my To catch my immortal life, I hate and curso
you, Contemn your deities, spurn at their powers,
And where I meet your Maumet gods 4?, I'll swing 'em
[dles; Thus o'er my head, and kick 'em into pidNay, I will out of vengeance search your temples,
[demolish And, with those hearts that serve my god, Your shainbles of wild worships.
Gov. Now, now you hear, sir! [crafty,
Arm. I will have iny faith, since you are so The glorious cross, altho' I love your brother; Let him frown too, I will have my devotion, And let your whole state storm!
King. Enter, and take him!-
Gov. Be sure ye bind him fast.
giv'n it, And still preserv'd you fair; but to our gods,
Quisur. Methinks I hate 'em now. [sir
King. To our religion, To these to be thus stubborn, thus rebellious, To threaten themArm. Use all
violence: I ask no mercy, nor repent my words; I spit at your best powers; I serve one Will give me strength to scourge your gods
Gov. Away with him! Tperse 'em, Arm. To grind 'em into base dust, and disThat never more their bloody memories
Gov. Clap him close up!
[scorn at, Arm. And all her devilish arts I laugh and Mock her blind purposes.
King. You must be temperate. Offer him no violence, I command you strictly.
Gov. Now thou art up, I shall have time to speak too. Quisar. Oh, how I love this man, how truly honour him!
Enter Christophcro and Pedro at one door, Pedro. I know,
They may think to do wonders, aim at all,
And to blow us with a vengeance out o'tli Eman. 'Would we knew as well,
islands; How to prevent it!
sir, But if we be ourselves, honest and resolute, Soza. Is this the love they bear us,
And continue but insters of our ancient For our late benefit? Taken so maliciously, courages,
[lainies-And clap'd up close? is that the thanks they Stick close, and give no vantage to their vilrender?
ther'd slightly; Soza. Nay, it we faint or tall a-pieces now, Chris. It must not be put up thus, smo- We're fools, and worthy to be inark'd for mi'Tis such a base unnatural wrong-
sery. 47 Meet your Maumet gods.] This is the writing of this word in the old copy of 1647; in the rest 'tis thus,
Begin to strike at him, they are all bound to? Ruy. I must confess it;
[for, Pin. I'm glad to hear it; [fession, Eman. I'll carry coals then. (men, You've a time now to make good your conI have but one life, and one fortune, gentle- (Your faith will shew but cold else, and for But I'll so husband it to vex these rascals, fashion).
[sy, These barbarous slavesa
Now to redeem all, now to thank his courteChris. Shall we go charge 'em presently? Now to make those believe, that held you Soza. No, that will be too weak, and too backward fool-hardy;
[friends, And an ill instrument, you are a gentleman, We must have grounds that promise safety, An honest man, and you dare love your naAnd sure offence; we lose our angers else, tion, And, worse than that, venture our lives too Dare stick to Virtue, tho' she be opprest, lightly.
And, for her own fair sake, step to her rescue: Enter Piniero,
If you live ages, sir, and lose this hour,
Not now redeem and vindicate your honour, Pin. Did you see mine uncle? Plague o' Your life will be a murmur, and no man in't. these barbarians!
[ye're angry: Ruy. I thank you, nephew.Come along How the rogues stick i' my teeth! I know with me, gentlemen! So I am too, monstrous angry, genilemen; We'll make 'em dancing sport immediately: I'm angry, that I choke again.
We're masters of the fort yet; we shall see You hear Armusia's
up, honest Armusia, What that can do. Clap'd up in prison, friends, the brave Ar- Pin. Let it but spit fire finely, [laces, musia?
And play their turrets, and their painted paHere are fine boys!
A frisking round or two, that they may trip Eman. We hope he shall not stay there. And caper in the air!
[it, Pin. Stay? no, he must not stay, no talk Ruy. Coine; we'll do something (plums, of staying,
(rascals? Shall make 'em look about; we'll send 'ein These are no times to stay. Are not these
If they ben't too hard for their teeth. Speak, I beseech you speak, are they not Pin. And fine potatoes rogues?
Roasted in gunpowder: such a banquet, sir, Think some abominable names--arethey not We'll prepare their unmannerly stomachsBut the devil's a great deal too good for 'em Ruy. They shall see - fusty villair:s!
There is no safe retreat in villainy. Chris. They are a kind of bounds.
Come, be ligh-hearted all! Pin. Hounds were their fathers;
Omnes. We're all on fire, sir. [Ereunt. Old blear-ey'l bob-tail'd hounds.Lord, where's my uncle?
Enter King and Governor. Soza. But what shall be done, sir?
King. I am ungrateful, and a wretch (perPin. Done?
suade me not!) Soza. Yes, to relieve hiin?
Forgetful of the mercy be shew'd me, If it ben't sudden, they may take his life too. The timely noble pity. Why should I
Pin. They dare as soon take fire and swal- See him fast bound and fetter'd, whose truc low it,
(me free? Take stakes and thrust into their tails for clis- Wbose manhood, and whose mighty hand, set His life? why, 'tis a thing worth all the Why should it come from me? why I comislands,
(thankful? And they know will be rated at that value: Shall not all tongues and truths call me unHis very imprisonment will make the town Gov. Had the offence been thrown on you, stink,
[tion, And shake and stink; I've physic in iny band It had been in your power, and your
discreShall give the goblins such a purge
To have it turn'd into mercy, and forgiven it,
And then it had shew'da virtuous point of graEnter Ruy Dias.
titude, Pedro. Your uncle!
Timely, and nobly ta'en; but since the cause Ruy. Fhcar strange news, and have been Concerns the honour of our gods, and their They say Armusia's prisoner.
(passion, Pin. Tis most certain.
And so iranscends your power, and your comRuy. Upon what cause?
(A little your own salety, it you saw't too, Pin. He has desery'd too much, sir;
f your too-fond indulgence did not dazzle The old heathen policy has lit upon him, you) And paid bim home.
It cannot now admit a private pity: Ruy. A most unnoble dealing! (tamely. 'Tis in their wills, their mercies, or revenges, Fin. You are the next, if you can carry it
And these revolts in you shew mere rebellious. Jie has sleserv'd of all.
hing. They're mild and pitiful-
Gov. To those repent.
If not, let nothing she
says King. Their nature's soft and tender
[command you. Gov. To true hearts,
She speaks distractedly: do that the gods That feel compunction for their trespasses: Do you know what you say, lady? This man defies 'em still, threatens destruc- Quisar. I could curse thee too! tion
Religion and severity have steel'd thee, And demolition of their arms and worship, Have turn'd thy heart to stone; th' last made Spits at their powers: take heed you be not the gods hard too, found, sir,
Against their sweet and patient natures, cruel. And mark'd a favourer of their dishonour! None of ye feel what bravery ye tread on? They use no common justice.
What innocence? what beauty King. What shall I do
King. Pray, be patient! [behind ye? To deserve of this man?
Quisur. What honourable things ye cast Goo. If you more bemoan him,
What monuments of man? Or mitigate your power to preserve him,
Enter Armusia and Guard. I'll curse you from the gods, call up their vengeance.
King. Once more, Arinusia,
Because I love you tenderly and dearly, Enter Quisara with her hands bound, Qui
And would be glad to win you mine, I wish sana and Panura.
you, And Qing it on your land and you : I've charge E'en from my heart I wish and wooe youI hope to wrack you all.
[fort.- Arm. What, sir? [you hate me; King. What ails my sister?
Take heed how you persuade me falsely! then Why is she bound? 'wly looks she so dis- Take hecd how you entrap me! tractedly?
King. I advise you, Who dares do this?
And tenderly and truly I advise you, Quisan. We did it (pardon, sir!)
Both for your soul's health, and your And for her preservation: she's grown wild, Arm. Stay!
(safety-And raving on the stranger's love and honour, And name my soul no more! she is too preSometimes crying out · Help, help, they'll cious,
(too. torture him,
Too glorious for your flatt'ries, too secure • They'll take his life, they'll murder liim Gov. Consider the reward, sir, and the If we had not prevented violently
honour Hare laid hands on her own life +8.
That is prepar'd, the glory you shall grow to. Gov. These are tokens
Arm. They're not to be consider'd in these The gods' displeasure is gone out: be quick, cases, And, ere it fall, do something to appease Not to be nam’d; when souls are questioned, 'em !
thus. They're vain and flying vapours. Touch my You know the sacrifice.--I'm glad it works life,
Quisar. How low and base thou look'st 'Tis ready for you; put it to what test now, that wert noble!
It shall please you, I'ın patient; but for the No figure of a kiny, inethinks, shews on you, rest, No face of majesty: foul swarth ingratitude You may remove rocks with yourlittle fingers, llas taken off thy sweetness; base forgetful- Or blow a mountain out o'th' way with belness
(ments. Of mighty benefits, has turn'd thee devil! As soon as stir my faith: use no more arguThi' hast persecuted goodness, innocence, Gov. We must use tortures then. And laid a hard and violent hand on virtue, Arm. Your worst and painfull'st On that fair virtue that should teach and I'm joyful to accept. guide us;
[least merit, Gov. You must the sharpest, [ties, Th’hast wrongd thine own preserver, whose For such has been your hate against our deiPois'd with thy main estate, thou canst not Deliver'd openly, your threats and scornings; satisfy;
[still. And either your repentance inust be mighty, Nay, put thy life in too, 'twill be too light Which is your free conversion to our cusWhat hast thou done?
toms, Gov. Go for him presently,
Or equal punishment, which is your life, sir. And once more we'll try if we can win him Arin. I'm glad I have it for you; take it, fairly;
priest, 45 If we had not prevented violently
Hare luid hands on her own life.] Something (perhaps a whole line) seems lost here. The line dropt probably also ended with the word vivlenily, whiclı occasioned the omission, the printer thinking he had already composed it. The sense required seems to be, “ If we "hal not used vivient means to prevent it, she would before now have laid violent hands on • her own lite.'
And all the miseries that shall attend it! King. Not so sudden: Let the gods glut themselves with Christian If they go, all my friends and sisters perish. blood;
Gov. "Would I were sale at home again! It will be ask'd again, and so far follow'd,
(ders, [thing; Seek for defence; the castle plays and thunYour altars and your temples shake to no- The town rocks, and the houses fly i'th' air, And you, false worshippers, blind fools of The people die for fear. Captain Ruy Dias ceremony,
[fears in, Has made an oath he will not leave a stone Shall seek for holes to hide your heads and here, For seas to swallow you from this destruction, No, not the memory here has stood a city, Darkness to dwell about you, and conceal Unless Armusia be deliver'd fairly. Your mother's wombs again“
[you, King. I have my fears : what can our gods Goo. Make the fires ready,
Gov. Be patient !
(do now for us? And bring the several tortures out!
But keep him still. He's a cure, sir, against Quisar. Stand fast, sir,
and cannon. Go and fortify; And fear 'em not! You that have stept so Call in the princes49, make the palace sure, Into this pious trial, start not now;
And let 'em know you are
a king; look Keep on your way; virgin will assist you, nobly,
[the prisoner, A virgin won by your fair constancy, (you ! And take you courage to you keep close And, glorying that she's won so, will die by And under command; we are betray'd else. I've touch'd you every way, tried you most
Arm. How joyfully I go! honest,
Quisar. Take my heart with thee. Perfect, and good, chaste, blushing-chaste, Goo. I hold a wolf by the ear: now, ForValiant, without vain-glory, modest, staid,
tune, free me!
(Ereunt. No rage or light affection ruling in you; Indeed, the perfect school of worth I find you,
Enter four Townsmen. The temple of true honour.
1 Towns. Heav'n bless us, what a thunArm. Whither will she?
[lady? d'ring's here? what fire-spitting? What do you infer by this fair argument, We can't drink, but our cans are mauid Quisar. Your faith and your religion must amongst us.
(mirrors : 2 Towns. I would they would maul our They that can shew you these must be pure scores too! Shame o' their guns. When the streams flow clear and fair, what I thought they had been bird-pots, or great are the fountains ?
(tune: go on!
[bullets I do embrace your faith, sir, and your for- How devilishly they bounce, and how the I will assist you; I feel a sparkle here, Borrow a piece of a house here, there anoA lively spark that kindles my affection, ther,
[rish! And tells me it will rise to flames of glory, And mend those up again with another paLet 'em put on their angers! suffer nobly; Here flies a powdring-tub, the meat ready Shew me the way, and when I faint, instruct roasted, And if I follow not
(me; And there a barrel pissing vinegar; (steeple, Arm. Oh, blessed lady, [umph ! And they two, over-taking the top of a high Since thou art won, let me begin my tri- Newly slic'd off for a sallad Come, clap your terrors on!
3. Towns. A vengeance fire 'em ! Quisar. All
2 Touns. Nay, they fire fast enough; you For there is nothing he shall suffer, brother, need not help'em. (How loud they bellow! I swear by my new faith (which is most sa- 4 Towns. Are these the Portugal bulls? cred,
2 Towns. Their horns are plaguy strong; And I will keep it so), but I will follow in, they push down palaces; And follow to a scruple of afiliction,
They toss our little habitations [upward; In spite of all your gods, without prevention. Like whelps, likegrindle-tails, with their heels Gov. Death! she amazes me.
All the windows o'th'town dance a new King. What shall be done now?
trenchmoreso: Gov. They must die both,
'Tis like to prove a blessed age for glasiers ! And suddenly; they will corrupt all else.- I met a hand, and a letter in't, in great haste, This woman makes me weary of my mis- And by-and-by a single leg running after it, chief;
As if the arm had forgot part of his errand; She shakes me, and she staggers mc.-Go Heads fly like foot-balls every where. in, sir;
i Touns. What shall we do? I'll see the execution,
2 Towns. I care not; my shop's cancell'd, 49 Call in the princess.] Amended by Sympson. so Trenchmore.] See note 41 on the Pilgrin.
be like you;