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I would he might; I know myself am clear
Your deceas'd king made war in Barbary,
* “Trentals,” thirty masses.
Eleaz. Spaniard or Moor, the saucy slave shall die. Oh I 'twould seem best it should be thus, Mendoza; She to accuse, I urge, and both conclude Your marriage, like a comic interlude. Lords, will you hear this hateful sin confess'd, And not impose upon the ravisher death The due punishment 2 Oh! it must be so. Alv. What does the queen desire? Q. Mo. Justice, revenge, On vile Mendoza for my ravishment. I kiss the cold earth with my humble knees, From whence I will not rise till some just hand Cast to the ground the traitor cardinal ALL. Stand forth, Mendoza. Eleaz. Swells your heart so high 2 Down, letcher; if you will not stand, then lie. CARd. You have betray'd me, by my too much trust; I never did this deed of rape and lust. Rod. Your tongue confess'd it. CARD. True, I was entic'd. Eleaz. Entic'd I do you believe that ? Q. Mo. Justice, lords! Sentence the cardinal for his hateful sin. ALv. We will assemble all the states of Spain, And as they judge so justice shall be done. Eleaz. A guard —to prison with the cardinal.
Enter ZARAck, BALTAzAR, and others. CARD. Damn'd slave, my tongue shall go at liberty To curse thee, ban that strumpet! dogs keep off! ELEAz. Hist! hist! on 1 on 1 Q. Mo. I cannot brook his “ght AL v. You must to prison, .d be patient. CARD. Weep'st thou, Alvero 2 all struck dumb 2 My fears Are that those drops will change to bloody tears. This woman, and this serpent Q. Mo. Drag him hence. CARD. Who dares lay hands upon me? Lords of Spain, Let your swords bail me: this false queen did lie. ELEAz. Spaniard or Moor, the saucy slave shall die. CARD. I'll fight thee, damned hell-hound, for my life. Eleaz. Spaniard or Moor, the saucy-slave shall die. CA Rd. I'll prove upon thy head— Eleaz. The slave shall die. CARD. Lords, stop this villain's throat ELEAz. Shall die, shall die. CARD. Hear me but speak! ELEaz. Away! Alv. Words are ill spent, Where wrong sits judge; you're arm'd if innocent.
CA R D. Well then, I must to plison: Moor' no In Ote. Heavens thou art just Prince Philip I betray'd, And now myself fall; guile with guile is paid. [Erit. Q. Mo. Philip being prov'd a bastard, who shall sit Upon this empty th 2 Eleaz. Strumpet! not you. Q. Mo. Strumpet! and I not sit there! who then 2 ELEAz. Down! Back! if she touch it she'll bewitch the chair; This throne belongs to Isabel the fair. Bring forth the princess dress'd in royal robes, The true affecter of Alvero's son, Virtuous Hortenzo. Lords, behold your queen. Enter Is A BELLA, in royal robes. HoRTEN zo. Q. Mo. Thou villain, what intend'st thou? savage slave Eleaz. To advance virtue thus, and thus to tread On lust, on murder, on adultery's head. Look lords upon your sovereign Isabel ! Though all may doubt the fruits of such a womb, Is she not like King Philip ! Let her rule. Q. Mo. She rule ! Eleaz. She rule: aye she. Q. Mo. A child to sway an empire? I am her protectress; I'll pour black curses on thy damned head, If thou wrong'st me. Lords! lords! Eleaz. Princes of Spain,