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The Mother Queene workes wonders for my sake,
To supply my wants and necessitie.
As Monestaries, Priories, Abbyes and halles,
Besides a thousand sturdy student Catholicks,
Since thou hast all the Cardes within thy hands
That with a rablement of his hereticks
Blindes Europs eyes and troubleth our estate:
Pointing to his Sworde.
But first lets follow those in France,
That hinder our possession to the crowne:
Enter the King of Nauar and Queen, and his Mother Queen, the Prince of Condy, the Admirall, and the Pothecary with the gloues, and giues them to the olde Queene. Pothe. Maddame, I beseech your grace to accept this simple gift.
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Old Qu. Thanks my good freend, holde, take thou this reward.
Pothe. I humbly thank your Maiestie.
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Old Qu. Me thinkes the gloues haue a very strong perfume, The sent whereof doth make my head to ake.
Nauar. Doth not your grace know the man that gaue them you?
Old Qu. Not wel, but do remember such a man.
Old Qu. Help sonne Nauarre, I am poysoned.
Q. Mar. Too late it is my Lord if that be true
Old Qu. O no, sweet Margret, the fatall poyson
Nauar. My Mother poysoned heere before my face:
O gracious God, what times are these?
O graunt sweet God my daies may end with hers,
That I with her may dye and liue againe.
Q. Mar. Let not this heauy chaunce my dearest Lord,
(For whose effects my soule is massacred)
Infect thy gracious brest with fresh supply,
To agrauate our sodaine miserie.
Ad. Come my Lords, let vs beare her body hence, And see it honoured with iust solemnitie.
As they are going, the Souldier dischargeth his Musket at the Lord Admirall.
Condy. What are you hurt my Lord) high Admiral ? Admi. I my good Lord shot through the arme. Nauar. We are betraide, come my Lords, and let vs Goe tell the King of this.
The cursed Guisians that doe seeke our death.
Admi. These are
Oh fatall was this mariage to vs all.
They beare away the Queene and goe out.
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Enter the King, Queene Mother, Duke of Guise, Duke Anioy, Duke Demayne.
My noble sonne, and princely Duke of Guise,
And as we late decreed we may perfourme.
King. Madam, it wilbe noted through the world,
Cheefely since vnder safetie of our word,
An action bloudy and tirannicall:
They iustly challenge their protection :
Besides my heart relentes that noble men,
Ladies of honor, Knightes and Gentlemen,
Should for their conscience taste such rutheles ends.
Anioy. Though gentle mindes should pittie others paines, Yet will the wisest note their proper greefes: And rather seeke to scourge their enemies, Then be themselues base subiects to the whip.
Guise. Me thinkes my Lord, Anioy hath well aduisde, Your highnes to consider of the thing,
And rather chuse to seek your countries good,
Queene. I hope these reasons may serue my princely
To haue some care for feare of enemies.
King. Well Madam, I referre it to your Maiestie, And to my Nephew heere the Duke of Guise :
What you determine, I will ratifie.
Queene. Thankes to my princely sonne: then tell me
What order wil you set downe for the Massacre ?
Guise. Thus Madame.
They that shalbe actors in this Massacre,
Shall weare white crosses on their Burgonets,
Shall dye, be he King or Emperour. Then Ile haue
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A peale of ordinance shot from the tower, at which
Enter the Admirals man.
King. How now fellow, what newes?
Man. And it please your grace the Lord high Admirall, Riding the streetes was traiterously shot,
And most humbl(i)e intreates your Maiestie
King. Messenger, tell him I will see him straite.
What shall we doe now with the Admirall ?
Qu. Your Maiesty were best goe visite him,
King. Content, I will goe visite the Admirall.
Enter the Admirall in his bed.
King. How fares it with my Lord high Admiral,
Ad. Ah my good Lord, these are the Guisians,
King. Assure your selfe my good Lord Admirall,
I deepely sorrow for your trecherous wrong :
All trecherous violence from our noble freend,
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And so be pacient good Lord Admirall,
And euery hower I will visite you.
Admi. I humbly thank your royall Maiestie.
Enter Guise, Anioy, Dumaine, Gonzago, Retes, Montsorrell, and Souldiers to the massacre.
Anioy, Dumaine, Gonzago, Retes, sweare By the argent crosses in your burgonets,
To kill all that you suspect of heresie.
Dumain. I sweare by this to be vnmercifull.
Anioy. I am disguisde and none knows who I am,
Retes. And I.
Guise. Away then, break into the Admirals house.
Guise. The Admirall,
Cheefe standard bearer to the Lutheranes,
Shall in the entrance of this Massacre,
Conduct them thither, and then
Beset his house that not a man may liue.
Swizers keepe you the
And at ech corner shall the Kings garde stand.
Gonzago. Come sirs follow me.
Exit Gonzago and others with him. Anioy. Cosin, the Captaine of the Admirals guarde, Plac'd by my brother, will betray his Lord :
Now Guise shall catholiques flourish once againe,
Retes. But look my Lord, ther's some in the Admirals house.
Enter into the Admirals house, and he in his bed. Anioy. In lucky time, come let vs keep this lane, And slay his seruants that shall issue out.
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