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Will send a deadly lightning to his heart.

Amy. Brother, ho! what, given so much to sleep, You cannot leave it, when our enemies' drums And rattling cannons thunder in our ears Our proper ruin and our father's foil ?

Caly. Away, ye fools ! my father needs not me, Nor you, in faith, but that you will be thought More childish-valourous than manly-wise. If half our camp should sit and sleep with me, My father were enough to scare* the foe: You do dishonour to his majesty, To think our helps will do him any good. Amy. What, dar'st thou, then, be absent from the

fight, Knowing my father hates thy cowardice, And oft hath warn’d thee to be still in field, When he himself amidst the thickest troops Beats down our foes, to flesh our taintless swords ?

Caly. I know, sir, what it is to kill a man; It works remorse of conscience in me: I take no pleasure to be murderous, Nor care for blood when wine will quench my thirst.

Cel. O cowardly boy ! fie, for shame, come forth! Thou dost dishonour manhood and thy house.

Caly. Go,go, tallt stripling, fight you for us both, And take my other toward brother here,

You cannot] So the 8vo.-The 4to " Can you not."

scare) So the 8vo.-The 4to“ scarce." + tall] i. e. bold, brave.

For person like to prove a second Mars.
'Twill please my mind as well to hear, both you*
Have won a heap of honour in the field,
And left your slender carcasses behind,
As if I lay with you for company.

Amy. You will not go, then ?
Caly. You say true.

Amy. Were all the lofty mounts of Zona Mundi
That fill the midst of farthest Tartary
Turn’d into pearl and proffer'd for my stay,
I would not bide the fury of my father,
When, made a victor in these haughty arms,
He comes and finds his sons have had no shares
In all the honours he propos’d for us. ,
- Caly. Take you the honour, I will take my ease;
My wisdom shall excuse my cowardice :
I go into the field before I need!

[Alarms within. Amyras and Celebinus run out.
The bullets fly at random where they list;
And, should I + go, and kill a thousand men,
I were as soon rewarded with a shot,
And sooner far than he that never fights ;
And, should I go, and do no harm nor good,
I might have harm, which all the good I have,
Join'd with my father's crown, would never cure.
I'll to cards.- Perdicas!

Enter Perdicas.
Perd. Here, my lord.

* both you] So the 8vo.- The 4to “ you both.+ should I ] So the 8vo. -The 4to I should."

Caly. Come, thou and I will go to cards to drive away the time.

Perd. Content, my lord: but what shall we play for?

Caly. Who shall kiss the fairest of the Turks' concubines first, when my father hath conquered them. PERD. Agreed, i'faith.

[They play. Caly. They say I am a coward, Perdicas, and I fear as little their taratantaras, their swords, or their cannons as I do a naked lady in a net of gold, and, for fear I should be afraid, would put it off and come to bed with me.

PERD. Such a fear, my lord, would never make you retire.

Caly. I would my father would let me be put in the front of such a battle once, to try my valour! [Alarms within.] What a coil they keep! I believe there will be some hurt done anon amongst them. Enter TAMBURLAINE, THERIDAMAS, TECHELLES, USUMCASANE ; AMYRAS and Celebinus leading in ORCANES, and the Kings of Jerusalem, TREzon, and SORIA; and SOLDIERS. Tamb. See now, yet slaves, my children stoop

your pride 1, And lead || your bodies * sheep-like to the sword ! + ye] So the 8vo.—The 4to“ my.”

stoop your pride] i. e. make your pride to stoop.-Old eds. “ stoops” and “ stoopes.”

|| lead] Old eds. “ leads” and “ leades."
* bodies] So the 8v0.- The 4to“ glories."

Bring them, my boys, and tell me if the wars
Be not a life that may illustrate gods,
And tickle not your spirits with desire
Still to be train’d in arms and chivalry?

Amy. Shall we let go these kings again, my lord,
To gather greater numbers 'gainst t our power,
That they may say, it is not chance doth this,
But matchless strength and magnanimity?

Tamb. No, no, Amyras; tempt not Fortune so: Cherish thy valour still with fresh supplies, And glut it not with stale and daunted foes. But where's this coward villain, not my son, But traitor to my name and majesty ?

[He goes in and brings CALYPHAS out. Image of sloth, and picture of a slave, The obloquy and scorn of my renown! How may my heart, thus fired with minef eyes, Wounded with shame and kill'd with discontent, Shroud any thought may s hold my striving hands From martial justice on thy wretched soul ?

Ther. Yet pardon him, I pray your majesty.
Tech. and Usum. Let all of us entreat your high-

ness' pardon.
Tamb. Stand upll, ye base, unworthy soldiers !

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|| up] The modern editors alter this word to “ by," pot understanding the passage. Tamburlaine means-Do not kneel to me for his pardon.

Know ye not yet the argument of arms ?

Amy. Good my lord, let him be forgiven for once*, And we will force him to the field hereafter. Tamb. Stand up, my boys, and I will teach ye

arms, And what the jealousy of wars must do.O Samarcanda, where I breathèd first, And joy'd the fire of this martial + flesh, Blush, blush, fair city, at thinet honour's foil, And shame of nature, which § Jaertis' || stream, Embracing thee with deepest of his love, Can never wash from thy distained brows !Here, Jove, receive his fainting soul again ; A form not meet to give that subject essence Whose matter is the flesh of Tamburlaine, Wherein an incorporeal spirit moves, Made of the mould whereof thyself consists, Which makes me valiant, proud, ambitious, Ready to levy power against thy throne, That I might move the turning spheres of heaven, For earth and all this airy region Cannot contain the state of Tamburlaine.

[Stabs CALYPHAS. once] So the 4to.-The 8vo “ one." + martial] So the 8vo.-The 4to“ materiall.” (In this line "fire" is a dissyllable.")

thino) So the 8vo.—The 4to “ thy." which] Old eds.“ with.”

|| Jaertis'] So the 8vo.-The 4to“ Laertis." By Jaertis'must be meant-Jaxartes'.

incorporeal] So the 8vo.--The 4to“ incorporall.”

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