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Queen. Shall I not mourn for my beloved lord, And with the rest accompany him to his 1 grave ? Second ? Lord. Thus, madam, 'tis the king's will you shall
hence. Queen. He hath forgotten me; stay, I am his mother. Second 2 Lord. That boots not; therefore, gentle
madam, go. Queen. Then come, sweet death, and rid me of this grief.
Re-enter a Lord, with the head of MORTIMER. Lord. My lord, here is the head of Mortimer.
King. Go fetch my father's hearse, where it shall lie; And bring my funeral robes. Accursed head, Could I have ruled thee then, as I do now, Thou had'st not hatched this monstrous treachery. Here comes the hearse ; help me to mourn, my lords. Sweet father, here unto thy murdered ghost I offer up this wicked traitor's head; And let these tears, distilling from mine eyes, Be witness of my grief and innocency. (Exeunt.
1 So ed. 1598.-Eds, 1612, 1622, "the." 2 Old eds. “Lords."
Of The Massacre at Paris there is only one early edition, an undated 8vo. (printed circ. 1596 ?)
The title is :The Massacre at Paris : With the death of the Duke of Guise. As it was plaide by the right honourable the Lord high Admirall his Seruants. Written by Christopher Marlowe. At London Printed by E. A. for Edward White, dwelling neere the little North doore of S. Paules Church at the signe of the Gun.
CHARLES THE NINTH, king of France.
Murderers, Attendants, &c.
CATHERINE, the Queen-Mother of France.