« ZurückWeiter »
ANJ. Well, say on. RAM us. Not for my life, do I desire this pause, But in my latter hour to purge myself, In that I know the things that I have wrote, Which as I hear one Shekins takes it ill, Because my places, being but three, contain all his. I knew the Organon to be confus'd, And I reduced it into better form. And this for Aristotle will I say, That he that despiseth him can ne'er Be good in logic or philosophy. And that's because the blockish Sorbonnists Attribute as much unto their works, As to the service of th' eternal God. Guise. Why suffer you that peasant to declaim 2 Stab him, I say, and send him to his friends in hell. ANJ. Ne'er was there collier's son so full of pride. [Stabs him. GUIs E. My lord Anjou, there are a hundred Protestants, Which we have chas'd into the river Seine, That swim about, and so preserve their lives:— How may we do? I fear me they will live. Du M. Go, place some men upon the bridge, With bows and darts, to shoot at them they see, And sink them in the river as they swim. Guise. 'Tis well advis'd, Dumaine; go see it done. And in the meantime, my lord, could we devise To get those pedants from the king Navarre,
That are tutors to him and the prince of Condé. ANJ. For that, let me alone; cousin, stay here, And when you see me in, then follow hard.
He knocketh at the door, and enter the KING of NA v AH RE, the PRINCE of ConDE, with their SchoolMAst ERs.
How now, my lords, how fare you?
my poignard's point. [Stabs them. ANJ. Away with them both. [Exit. Guise. And now, sirs, for this night let our fury stay.
Yet will we not the massacre shall end:
And now, stay that bell, that to the devil's matins rings.
Now ev'ry man put off his burgonet,
And so convey him closely to his bed. [Ereunt.
ACT THE SECOND.
Enter ANJou, with two Lo RDs of Pola N D.
ANJ. My lords of Poland, I must needs confess. The offer of your Prince Elector's far Beyond the reach of my deserts; For Poland is, as I have been inform’d, A martial people worthy such a king As hath sufficient council in himself To lighten doubts, and frustrate subtle foes. And such a king, whom practice long hath taught To please himself with manage of the wars, The greatest wars within our Christian bounds, I mean our wars against the Muscovites; And on the other side against the Turk; Rich princes both, and mighty emperors: Yet, by my brother Charles, our king of France, And by his grace's council, it is thought, That if I undertake to wear the crown Of Poland, it may prejudice their hope Of my inheritance to the crown of France. For if th' Almighty take my brother hence,
By due descent the regal seat is mine.
Enter two MEN, with the ADMIRAL's body. 1 MAN. Now, sirrah, what shall we do with the Admiral 2
2 Max. Why, let us burn him for a heretic.
1 MAN. Oh, no, his body will infect the fire, and the fire the air, and so we shall be poisoned with him.
2 MAN. What shall we do then 7
1 MAN. Let's throw him into the river.
2 MAN. Oh! 'twill corrupt the water, and the water the fish, and the fish ourselves, when we eat them.
1 MAN. Then throw him into the ditch.
2 MAN. No, no; to decide all doubts, be ruled by me. Let's hang him upon this tree.
1 MAN. Agreed. [They hang him up, and ereunt.
Enter Guise, the QUEEN Mot HER, and the CAR-
Storm. [Erit. Q. Mo. My lord of Lorraine, have you mark'd of late,
How Charles, our son, begins for to lament