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And since by wrong thou got'st Authority,
And neither gets him friends, nor fils his bags,
Enter Gouernor with a guard.
Gov. My Lord ?
Bar. I, Lord, thus slaues will learne.
This is the reason that I sent for thee;
What thinkst thou shall become of it and thee?
I see no reason but of Malta's wracke,
Nor hope of thee but extreme cruelty,
Nor feare I death, nor will I flatter thee.
Bar. Gouernor, good words, be not so furious;
'Tis not thy life which can auaile me ought,
Yet you doe liue, and liue for me you shall:
And as for Malta's ruine, thinke you not 'Twere slender policy for Barabas
To dispossesse himselfe of such a place?
2151 S.D. add. Dyce: To the Guard add. Reed, Coll. within] 'tis in Cunn., Bull.
Gov. Will Barabas recouer Malta's losse ?
Will Barabas be good to Christians?
Bar. What wilt thou giue me, Gouernor, to procure
putinaA dissolution of the slauish Bands
Wherein the Turke hath yoak'd your land and you?
And in an out-house of the City shut
His souldiers, till I haue consum'd 'em all with fire?
What will you giue him that procureth this?
Gov. Doe but bring this to passe which thou pretendest, Deale truly with vs as thou intimatest,
And I will send amongst the Citizens
And by my letters priuately procure
Great summes of mony for thy recompence :
Nay more, doe this, and liue thou Gouernor still.
Gov. Here is my hand, beleeue me, Barabas,
Bar. Gouernor, presently.
For Callymath, when he hath view'd the Towne,
And bring it with me to thee in the euening.
Bar. Doe so, but faile not; now farewell Ferneze :
And thus farre roundly goes the businesse :
And he from whom my most aduantage comes,
2212+S.D. Exit Governor add.
2183 His.. till] Until Wag.
This is the life we lewes are vs'd to lead ;
To what euent my secret purpose driues,
I know; and they shall witnesse with their liues.
Enter Calymath, Bashawes.
Caly. Thus haue we view'd the City, seene the sacke,
And caus'd the ruines to be new repair'd,
Which with our Bombards shot and Basiliske,
And now I see the Scituation,
And how secure this conquer'd Iland stands
Two lofty Turrets that command the Towne.
Enter a messenger.
Mess. From Barabas, Malta's Gouernor, I bring
And banquet with him e're thou leau'st the Ile.
I feare me, Messenger, to feast my traine
Within a Towne of warre so lately pillag'd,
Will be too costly and too troublesome :
For well has Barabas deseru'd of vs.
Mess. Selim, for that, thus saith the Gouernor,
That he hath in store a Pearle so big,
2225+ Scene III add. Cunn., Bull. Scene IV Ellis
basilisks Dyce etc. 2233 contermin'd] countermured conj. Deighton 2235, 2236 Transposed 1633: corr. Rob. etc.
2235 Where Rob.
etc. When 1633, Reed, Coll.
2252 in] in his Dyce2 etc.
So precious, and withall so orient,
As be it valued but indifferently,
The price thereof will serue to entertaine
Selim and all his souldiers for a month;
Therefore he humbly would intreat your Highnesse
Caly. I cannot feast my men in Malta wals, Except he place his Tables in the streets.
Mess. Know, Selim, that there is a monastery Which standeth as an out-house to the Towne ; There will he banquet them, but thee at home, With all thy Bashawes and braue followers.
Caly. Well, tell the Gouernor we grant his suit, Wee'll in this Summer Euening feast with him.
Mess. I shall, my Lord.
Caly. And now, bold Bashawes, let vs to our Tents,
Enter Gouernor, Knights, Del-bosco.
Gov. In this, my Countrimen, be rul'd by me,
By him that beares the Linstocke, kindled thus;
Then issue out and come to rescue me,
For happily I shall be in distresse,
Or you released of this seruitude.
I Kni. Rather then thus to liue as Turkish thrals,
What will we not aduenture ?
Gov. On then, begone.
Kni: Farewell graue Gouernor.
Enter (Barabas) with a Hammar aboue, very busie.
Bar. How stand the cords? How hang these hinges,
Are all the Cranes and Pulleyes sure?
Serv. All fast.
Bar. Leaue nothing loose, all leueld to my mind. 2285 Why now I see that you haue Art indeed.
There, Carpenters, diuide that gold amongst you:
2270+ Scene IV. add. Cunn., Bull.: Scene V. Ellis
+S.D. Exeunt, on one side, Knights and Martin Del Bosco; on the
other, Ferneze add. Dyce Enter above Barabas Dyce
Scene V. add. Bull.: Scene VI. Ellis busie] busy; and Carpenters Dyce
2287+S.D. Giving money add. Dyce
Goe swill in bowles of Sacke and Muscadine :
Bar. And if you like them, drinke your fill and dye : For so I liue, perish may all the world. Now Selim-Calymath, returne me word That thou wilt come, and I am satisfied. Now sirra, what, will he come ?
Mess. He will; and has commanded all his men To come ashore, and march through Malta streets, That thou maist feast them in thy Citadell.
Bar. Then now are all things as my wish wud haue 'em, There wanteth nothing but the Gouernors pelfe, 2300 And see he brings it :
Now, Gouernor, the summe.
Gou. With free consent a hundred thousand pounds. Bar. Pounds saist thou, Gouernor? wel since it is no
I'le satisfie my selfe with that; nay, keepe it still, 2305 >
And batter all the stones about their eares,
The floore whereof, this Cable being cut,
Here, hold that knife, and when thou seest he comes,
A warning-peece shall be shot off from the Tower,
2295 S.D. follows 2294 Dyce
2302 S.D. follows 2301 Dyce
2307 partake] take Cunn., Bull. 2320+S.D. Throws down a knife add. Dyce 2322 shot off] shot conj. Dyce