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Will send a deadly lightning to his heart.
Amy. Brother, ho! what, given so much to sleep, You cannot leave it, when our enemies' drums And rattling cannons thunder in our ears Our proper ruin and our father's foil ?
Caly. Away, ye fools ! my father needs not me, Nor you, in faith, but that you will be thought More childish-valourous than manly-wise. If half our camp should sit and sleep with me, My father were enough to scare* the foe: You do dishonour to his majesty, To think our helps will do him any good. Amy. What, dar'st thou, then, be absent from the
fight, Knowing my father hates thy cowardice, And oft hath warn’d thee to be still in field, When he himself amidst the thickest troops Beats down our foes, to flesh our taintless swords ?
Caly. I know, sir, what it is to kill a man; It works remorse of conscience in me: I take no pleasure to be murderous, Nor care for blood when wine will quench my thirst.
Cel. O cowardly boy ! fie, for shame, come forth! Thou dost dishonour manhood and thy house.
Caly. Go,go, tallt stripling, fight you for us both, And take my other toward brother here,
♡ You cannot] So the 8vo.-The 4to " Can you not."
scare) So the 8vo.-The 4to“ scarce." + tall] i. e. bold, brave.
For person like to prove a second Mars.
Amy. You will not go, then ?
Amy. Were all the lofty mounts of Zona Mundi
[Alarms within. Amyras and Celebinus run out.
* both you] So the 8vo.- The 4to “ you both.” + should I ] So the 8vo. -The 4to “ I should."
Caly. Come, thou and I will go to cards to drive away the time.
Perd. Content, my lord: but what shall we play for?
Caly. Who shall kiss the fairest of the Turks' concubines first, when my father hath conquered them. PERD. Agreed, i'faith.
[They play. Caly. They say I am a coward, Perdicas, and I fear as little their taratantaras, their swords, or their cannons as I do a naked lady in a net of gold, and, for fear I should be afraid, would put it off and come to bed with me.
PERD. Such a fear, my lord, would never make you retire.
Caly. I would my father would let me be put in the front of such a battle once, to try my valour! [Alarms within.] What a coil they keep! I believe there will be some hurt done anon amongst them. Enter TAMBURLAINE, THERIDAMAS, TECHELLES, USUMCASANE ; AMYRAS and Celebinus leading in ORCANES, and the Kings of Jerusalem, TREzon, and SORIA; and SOLDIERS. Tamb. See now, yet slaves, my children stoop
your pride 1, And lead || your bodies * sheep-like to the sword ! + ye] So the 8vo.—The 4to“ my.”
stoop your pride] i. e. make your pride to stoop.-Old eds. “ stoops” and “ stoopes.”
|| lead] Old eds. “ leads” and “ leades."
Bring them, my boys, and tell me if the wars
Amy. Shall we let go these kings again, my lord,
Tamb. No, no, Amyras; tempt not Fortune so: Cherish thy valour still with fresh supplies, And glut it not with stale and daunted foes. But where's this coward villain, not my son, But traitor to my name and majesty ?
[He goes in and brings CALYPHAS out. Image of sloth, and picture of a slave, The obloquy and scorn of my renown! How may my heart, thus fired with minef eyes, Wounded with shame and kill'd with discontent, Shroud any thought may s hold my striving hands From martial justice on thy wretched soul ?
Ther. Yet pardon him, I pray your majesty.
|| up] The modern editors alter this word to “ by," pot understanding the passage. Tamburlaine means-Do not kneel to me for his pardon.
Know ye not yet the argument of arms ?
Amy. Good my lord, let him be forgiven for once*, And we will force him to the field hereafter. Tamb. Stand up, my boys, and I will teach ye
arms, And what the jealousy of wars must do.O Samarcanda, where I breathèd first, And joy'd the fire of this martial + flesh, Blush, blush, fair city, at thinet honour's foil, And shame of nature, which § Jaertis' || stream, Embracing thee with deepest of his love, Can never wash from thy distained brows !Here, Jove, receive his fainting soul again ; A form not meet to give that subject essence Whose matter is the flesh of Tamburlaine, Wherein an incorporeal spirit moves, Made of the mould whereof thyself consists, Which makes me valiant, proud, ambitious, Ready to levy power against thy throne, That I might move the turning spheres of heaven, For earth and all this airy region Cannot contain the state of Tamburlaine.
[Stabs CALYPHAS. once] So the 4to.-The 8vo “ one." + martial] So the 8vo.-The 4to“ materiall.” (In this line "fire" is a dissyllable.")
thino) So the 8vo.—The 4to “ thy." ♡ which] Old eds.“ with.”
|| Jaertis'] So the 8vo.-The 4to“ Laertis." By “ Jaertis'” must be meant-Jaxartes'.
incorporeal] So the 8vo.--The 4to“ incorporall.”