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And with thy looks thou conquerest all thy foes;
leave. Myc. Theridamas, farewell! ten thousand times.
[Exit Theridamas. Ah, Menaphon, why stay'st thou thus behind, When other men press forward for renown? Go, Menaphon, go into Scythia; And foot by foot follow Theridamas.
Cos. Nay, pray you let him stay; a greater [task] Fits Menaphon than warring with a thief: Create him Prorex of all Africa, That he may win the Babylonian hearts Which will revolt from Persian government, Unless they have a wiser king than you.
Myc. “ Unless they have a wiser king than you." These are his words; Meander, set them down.
Cos. And add this to them, that all Asia
Myc. Well, here I swear by this my royal seat,
Myc. Emboss'd with silk as best beseems my state, To be reveng'd for these contemptuous words.
• This word, or one of similar import, has been dropped at the press.
Cos. ab, Menaphon, I pass nott for his threats ;
Mes. This should entreat your highness to rejoice,
pass not-care not.
(All go out but Cosroe and Menaphon.
regiment to scorn;
mated-confounded; from the French mater.
Afric and Europe bord'ring on your land,
you subdue the pride of Christendom. Cos. But, Menaphon, what means this trumpet's
sound? Men. Behold, my lord, Ortygius and the rest Bringing the crown to make you emperor! Enter ORTYGIus and CENEUS, with others, bearing
a Crown. Orty. Magnificent and mighty Prince Cosroe, We, in the name of other Persian states And Commons of the mighty monarchy, Present thee with th' imperial diadem.
Cen. The warlike soldiers and the gentlemen, That heretofore have fill'd Persepolis With Afric captains taken in the field, Whose ransom made them march in coats of gold, With costly jewels hanging at their ears, And shining stones upon their lofty crests, Now living idle in the walled towns, Wanting both pay and martial discipline, Begin in troops to threaten civil war, And openly exclaim against their king : Therefore, to stop all sudden mutinies, We will invest your highness emperor, Whereat the soldiers will conceive more joy, Than did the Macedonians at the spoil
And of the ever-raging Caspian Lake.
ALL. Long live Cosroe, mighty emperor!
ORTY. We knew, my lord, before we brought the
SC. 1.) TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT.
Cos. Well, since I see the state of Persia droop
Cos. And Jove may never let me longer live
over many provinces,
To injure or suppress your worthy title;
all. Orty. Sound up the trumpets thenGod save the king !
SCENE II. Enter TAMBURLAINE, leading Zerocrate, fol
loved by TECHELLES, USUNCASANE, AGYDAS, MAGNETES, Lords, and Soldiers, loaded with Treasure.
Tamb.Come, lady, let not this appal your thoughts; The jewels and the treasure we have ta'en Shall be reserv'd, and you in better state, Than if you were arriv'd in Syria, Even in the circle of your father's arms, The mighty soldan of Egyptia.
Zeno. Ah, shepherd! pity my distressed plight, (If, as thou seem'st, thou art so mean a man,) And seek not to enrich thy followers By lawless rapine from a silly maid, Who travelling with these Median lords To Memphis, from my uncle's country of Media, Where, all my youth, I have been governed, Have past the army of the mighty Turk, Bearing his privy signet and his hand To safe conduct us thorough Africa.
MAG. And since we have arrived in Scythia,