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For this I wait, that scorn attendance else;
2 This word occurs in 3 Henry VI., V.1, and Titus Andronicus, v.3; also in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Rape of Lucrece.
The Mother-Queen works wonders for my sake,
those in France
1 Dwell. (In this sense the word “keep” is still used at Cambridge.) 2 Old ed. "Nauarre, Nauarre."
An ear to hear what my detractors say;
Enter the King of NAVARRE,2 QUEEN MARGARET, the
OLD QUEEN OF NAVARRE, the PRINCE OF CONDÉ, and the ADMIRAL; they are met by the Apothecary
with the gloves, which he gives to the OLD QUEEN. Apoth. Madam, I beseech your grace to accept this simple gift. Old Q. of Nav. Thanks, my good friend. Hold, take thou this reward.
[Gives a purse. Apoth. I humbly thank your majesty. [Exit. Old Q. of Nav. Methinks the gloves have a very strong
perfume, The scent whereof doth make my head to ache. Nav. Doth not your grace know the man that gave
them you? Old Q. of Nav. Not well; but do remember such a
Adm. Your grace was ill-advised to take them, then, Considering of these dangerous times.
1 So old ed.-Dyce reads, “That those which do behold them.” ? Scene: a street,
Old Q. of Nav. Help, son Navarre ! I am poisoned ! Mar. The heavens forbid your highness such mishap !
Nav. The late suspicion of the Duke of Guise
Mar. Too late it is, my lord, if that be true,
Old Q. of Nav. O no, sweet Margaret! the fatal poison
Mar. Let not this heavy chance, my dearest lord
Adm. Come, my lords, let us bear her body hence, 30 And see it honoured with just solemnity.
[As they are going out, the Soldier dischargeth his
musket at the ADMIRAL. Con. What, are you hurt, my Lord High Admiral ? Adm. I, my good lord, shot through the arm.
Nav. Wel are betrayed! Come, my lords, And let us go tell the king of this.
i Cunningham arranges 11. 34-5 thus :
“ We are betrayed ! come, my lords, and let us
Go tell the king of this.”
Adm. These are
[Exeunt, bearing out the body of the
OLD QUEEN OF NAVARRE.
Enter i King CHARLES, CATHERINE the Queen-Mother,
GUISE, ANJOU, and DUMAINE.
Cath. My noble son, and princely Duke of Guise,
Char. Madam, it will be noted through the world
Anj. Though gentle minds should pity others' pain, Yet will the wisest note their proper griefs, And rather seek to scourge their enemies Than be themselves base subjects to the whip.
Guise. Methinks my Lord Anjou hath well advised
1 Scene: an apartment in the Louvre.