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Enter BELLAMIRA +.
Enter Pilia-BORZA. Pilia. Hold thee, wench, there's something for thee to spend.
[Shewing a bag of silver. Bell. 'Tis silver ; I disdain it.
Pilia. Ay, but the Jew has gold, And I will have it, or it shall go hard.
Bell. Tell me, how cam'st thou by this ?
Pilja. Faith, walking the back-lanes, through the gardens, I chanced to cast mine eye up to the
+ Enter Bellamira] She appears, we may suppose, in a veranda or open portico of her house (that the scene is not the interior of the house, is proved by what follows).
Jew's counting-house, where I saw some bags of money, and in the night I clambered up with my hooks; and, as I was taking my choice, I heard a rumbling in the house; so I took only this, and run my way. But here's the Jew's man.
BELL. Hide the bag.
Enter ITHAMORE. Pilia. Look not towards him, let's away. Zoons, what a looking thou keepest! thou'lt betray's anon.
[Exeunt Bellamira and Pilia-Borza. Itha. Oh, the sweetest face that ever I beheld ! I know she is a courtezan by her attire: now would I give a hundred of the Jew's crowns that I had such a concubine. Well, I have deliver'd the challenge in such sort, As meet they will, and fighting die,-brave sport !
[Exit. Enter Mathias. Math. This is the place*: now Abigail shall see Whether Mathias holds her dear or no.
Enter LODOWICK. What, dares the villain write in such base terms?
(Looking at a letter. Lod. I did it; and revenge it, if thou dar’st !
Enter BARABAs above.
not home. Now, Lodovico* ! now, Mathias !-So; [Both fall. So, now they have shew'd themselves to be tallt fel
town, as Barabas appears“ above,"—in the balcony of a house.
« Enter Mathias.
Lod. I did it, and reuenge it if thou dar'st." Mr. Collier (apud Dodsley's 0. P.) remarks ; “The challenge was from Lodowick to Mathias ; Mathias ought therefore to enter reading, and the line,
What, dares the villain write in such base terms ?' is consistent with this regulation". At p. 285, indeed, Barabas delivers to Ithamore a letter for Mathias—"a challenge feign'd from Lodowick”: but, according to Ithamore's account in the next scene, p. 291, it appears that he carried a challenge to both parties ; " Why, the devil invented a challenge, my master writ it, and I carried it, first to Lodowick, and imprimiš to Mathias." - I have deviated from the old copy only in giving the stage-direction “reading” [“ Looking at a letter "] , to Mathias. · * Lodovico] Old ed. “ Lodowicke."-See note, p. 279. .
t-tall] i. e, bold, brave. .
[CRIES WITHIN] Part 'em, part 'em!.
Enter Ferneze, Katherine, and Attendants.
Fern, What sight is this? my Lodovico * slain ! These arms of mine shall be thy sepulchre t..
Kath. Who is this? my son Mathias slain ! Fern. Oh, Lodowick, hadst thou perish'd by the
Turk, Wretched Ferneze might have 'veng'd thy death! Kath. Thy son slew mine, and I'll revenge his
death. Fern. Look, Katherine, look! thy son gave mine
these wounds. Kath. Oh, leave to grieve, me! I am griev'd
enough. Fern. Oh, that my sighs could turn to lively
Kath. Who made them enemies?
* Lodovico] Old ed. “ Lodowicke".-See note, p. 279,
+ These arms of mine shall be thy sepulchre] So in Shakespeare's Third Part of King Henry VI., act i, sc. 5, the Father says to the dead son whom he had killed in battle,
“ These arms of mine shall be thy winding-sheet; '.
My heart, sweet boy, shall be thy sepulchre," lines, be it observed, which are not found in The True Tragedie of Richard Duke of Yorke.
Kath. My son lov'd thine.
Kath. Lend me that weapon that did kill my son,
son's, And on that rather should Ferneze die. Kath. Hold; let's inquire the causers of their
deaths, That we may 'venge their blood upon their heads.
Fern. Then take them up, and let them be interr'd Within one sacred monument of stone; Upon which altar I will offer up My daily sacrifice of sighs and tears, And with my prayers pierce impartial Heavens, Till they (reveal} the causers of our smarts, Which forc'd their hands divide united hearts. Come, Katherine* ; our losses equal are ; Then of true grief let us take equal share.
[Exeunt with the bodies.
* Katherine] Old ed.“ Katherina.” + Enter Ithamore] The scene a room in the house of Barabas. "
# held in hand] i. e. kept in expectation, having their hopes fattered.