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Enter CALY MATH and BA's HAws.
Enter a MEss ENGER. Mess. From Barabas, Malta's governor, I bring A message unto mighty Calymath; Hearing his sovereign was bound for sea, To sail to Turkey, to great Ottoman, He humbly would entreat your majesty To come and see his homely citadel, And banquet with him ere thou leav'st the isle. CALY. To banquet with him in his citadel? I fear me, messenger, to feast my train Within a town of war so lately pillag'd, Will be too costly and too troublesome : Yet would I gladly visit Barabas, For well has Barabas deserv'd of us. MEss. Selim, for that, thus saith the governor, That he hath in store a pearl so big, So precious, and withal so orient, As be it valued but indifferently, The price thereof will serve to entertain Selim and all his soldiers for a month; Therefore he humbly would intreat your highness Not to depart till he has feasted you. CALY. I cannot feast my men in Malta walls, Except he place his tables in the streets. Mess. Know, Selim, that there is a monastery Which standeth as an out-house to the town: There will he banquet them, but thee at home, With all thy bashaws and brave followers. CALY. Well, tell the governor we grant his suit, We'll in this summer evening feast with him.
Mess. I shall, my lord, - [Exit.
CALY. And now, bold bashaws, let us to our tents, And meditate how we may grace us best To solemnize our governor's great feast. [Ereunt.
SCENE IV. Enter Gover No R, KNIGHTs, DEL-Bosco. Gov. In this, my countrymen, be rul’d by me, Have special care that no man sally forth Till you shall hear a culverin discharg'd By him that bears the linstock, kindled thus; Then issue out and come to rescue me, For haply I shall be in distress, Or you released of this servitude. KNIGHT. Rather than thus to live as Turkish thralls. What will we not adventure? Gov. On then, begone. KNIGHT. Farewell, grave governor' Enter BARABAs, with a hammer, above, very busy. BAR. How stand the cords? How hang these hinges, fast 7 Are all the cranes and pulleys sure ? SER v. All fast. BAR. Leave nothing loose, all levelled to my mind. Why now I see that you have art indeed. There, carpenters, divide that gold amongst you: Goswill in bowls of sack and muscadine ! Down to the cellar, taste of all my wines.
CAR P. We shall, my lord, and thank you: [Ereuni. BAR. And if you like them, drink your fill and die: For so I live, perish may all the world. Now Selim Calymath return me word That thou wilt come, and I am satisfied. Now sirrah, what, will he come 2 Enter MEss ENG ER. MEs. He will ; and has commanded all his men To come ashore, and march through Malta streets, That thou mayest feast them in thy citadel. BAR. Then now are all things as my wish would have 'em, There wanteth nothing but the governor's pelf, And see, he brings it: Now, governor, the sum. Enter Gover No R. Gov. With free consent, a hundred thousand pounds. BAR. Pounds say'st thou, governor, well, since it is no more I'll satisfy myself with that; nay, keep it still, For if I keep not promise, trust not me. And governor, now partake my policy: First, for his army, they are sent before, Enter'd the monastery, and underneath In several places are field-pieces pitch'd, Bombards, whole barrels full of gunpowder, That on the sudden shall dissever it, And batter all the stones about their ears,