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Till men and kingdoms help to strengthen it;
$C. 11.) TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT.
from servitude. betroth'd ?
Tays. I am a lord, for so
my Must grace
conquers And means to be a terror to the world, Bş east and west
, as Phoebus doth his course. This complete armour and this curtle axe
do import. deeds shall
his bed that
And these that seem but silly country swains
Usum. And making thee and me, Techelles, kings, That even to death will follow Tamburlaine.
Tamb. Nobly resolv'd, sweet friends and followers! These Lords, perhaps do scorn our estimates, And think we prattle with distempered spirits ; But since they measure our deserts so mean, That in conceit bear empires on our spears, Affecting thoughts coequal with the clouds, They shall be kept our forced followers, Till with their eyes they view us emperors.
Zero. The Gods, defenders of the innocent,
AGYD. I hope our ladies' treasures and our own, May serve for ransom to our liberties :
Return our mules and empty camels back,
Tech. (Aside to Tamb.) What now!-in love?
Enter a SOLDIER.
Sold. A thousand Persian horsemen are at hand,
TAMB. Then shall we fight courageously with them. Or look you I should play the orator
Tech. No: cowards and faint-hearted runaways Look for orations when the foe is near: Our swords shall play the orator for us. Usux. Come! let us meet them at the mountain
TECH. Come! Let us march!
The SOLDIERS enter.
them? TAMB Keep all your standings and not stir a
Enter THERIDAMAS and others.