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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 GoreRNOR, 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; The 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.
KNIGIIT. Farewell, grave governor ! Enter BARABAS, with a hammer, above, very busy. BAR. How stand the cords ? How hang these
hinges, fast? Are all the cranes and pulleys sure ?
Serv. All fast.
BAR. Leave nothing loose, all levelled to my mind. Why now I that
have art indeed.
Carp. We shall, my lord, and thank you :
[Ereunt. 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?
Enter MESSENGER. 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 GOVERNOR. Gov. With free consent, a hundred thousand
pounds. BAR. Pounds say'st thou, governor, well, since it
is no more
Whence none can possibly escape alive:
Gov. Oh excellent! here, hold thee, Barabas,
BAR. No, governor, I'll satisfy thee first,
Enter CALYMATH and Bashaws.
BAR. Welcome great Calymath!
BAR. Will't please thee, mighty Selim Calymath, To ascend our homely stairs?
Caly. Aye, Barabas, come bashaws, attend.
Gov. Stay, Calymath !
[A charge, the cable cut, a caldron discovered.
Gov. No, Selim, do not fly;
Bar. Oh help me, Selim, help me, Christians!
Gov. Should I in pity of thy plaints or thet,
BAR. You will not help me then ?
Bar. And villains, know you cannot help me now.
To pinch me with intolerable pangs :
Caly. Was this the banquet he prepar'd for us? Let's hence, lest further mischief be pretended.
Gov. Nay, Selim, stay, for since we have thee here, We will not let thee part so suddenly: Besides, if we should let thee
go, For with thy gallies couldst thou not get hence, Without fresh men to rig and furnish them.
Caly. Tush, governor, take thou no care for that, My men are all aboard, And do attend my coming there by this. Gov. Why heard'st thou not the trumpet sound a
charge? CALY. Yes, what of that?
Gov. Why then the house was fir'd, Blown up, and all thy soldiers massacred.
CALY. Oh monstrous treason !
Gov. A Jew's courtesy :