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By due descent the regal seat is mine.
And. Then, come, my lords, let's go. Ezeunt.
1 Max. Oh, no, his body will infect the fire, and the fire the air, and so we shall be poisoned with him.
2 Max. What shall we do then ?
2 Max. Oh! 'twill corrupt the water, and the water the fish, and the fish ourselves, when we ea them.
1 Max. Then throw him into the ditch.
2 Man. No, no; to decide all doubts, be ruled by me. Let's hang bim upon this tree.
1 Man. Agreed. They hang him up, and ezeurt.
Enter Guise, the Queen MOTHER, and the CAR
DINAL, with ATTENDANTS. Guise. Now, madam, how like you our lusty
Admiral ? Q. Mo. Believe me, Guise, he becomes the place
so well, That I could long ere this have wished him there. But come, let's walk aside; th' air's not very sweet.
Guise. No, by my faith, madam. Sirs, take him away, and throw him in some ditch.
[The Attendants bear off the Admiral's body. And now, madam, as I understand, There are an hundred Hugonots and more, Which in the woods do hold their synagogue, And daily meet about this time of day; Thither will I, to put them to the sword.
Q. Mo. Do so, sweet Guise ; let us delay no time; For if these stragglers gather head again, And disperse themselves throughout the realm of
France, It will be hard for us to work their deaths. Guise. Madam, I go, as whirlwinds rage before a storm.
[Erit. Q. Mo. My lord of Lorraine, have you mark'd of
late, How Charles, our son, begins for to lament For the late night's-work, which my lord of Guise Did make in Paris ’mongst the Hugonots ?
CARD. Madam, I have heard him solemnly vow, With the rebellious King of Navarre, For to revenge their deaths upon us all.
Q. Mo. Aye, but, my lord, let me alone for that, For Catherine must have her will in France. As I do live, so surely shall he die, And Henry then shall wear the diadem; And if he grudge or cross his mother's will, I'll disinherit him and all the rest ; For I'll rule France, but they shall wear the crown: And if they storm, I then may pull them down. Come, my lord, let's go.
SCENE III. Enter five or six PROTESTANTS, with books, and kneel
together. Enter also Guise, and others. Guise. Down with the Hugonots ! murder them! 1 Pro. O Monsieur de Guise, hear me but speak!
Guise. No, villain, no! that tongue of thine, That hath blasphem'd the holy Church of Rome, Shall drive no plaints into the Guise's ears, To make the justice of my heart relent. Tue! tue ! tue ! let none escape. [They kill them. So, drag them away.
[Exeunt. Enter King CHARLES, supported by NAVARRE and
EPERNOUNE; the QUEEN Mother, the Car-
CHAR. Oh ! let me stay, and rest me here awhile;
Char. I must say so, pain forceth me to com
plain. Nav. Comfort yourself, my lord, I have no doubt But God will sure restore you to your health.
Char. Oh, no, my loving brother of Navarre,
to thy mother;
[Erit. Q. Mo. And now, my lords, after these funerals
[The king's body is borne out, and exeunt all but
Navarre and Pleshe.
Nav. And now, Navarre, whilst that these broils
Plesue. The virtues of our poor religion,
shall discomfort all your foes, And at the length, in Pampeluna crown (In spite of Spain, and all the popish pow'r, That holds it from your highness wrongfully,) Your majesty her rightful lord and sov'reign. Nar. Truth, Pleshe, and God so prosper me in
all, As I intend to labour for the truth, And true profession of his holy word. Come, Pleshe, let us away, while time doth serve.