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To entertain us in his gallery :
Let us salute him.- Save thee, Barabas !

Bara. Welcome, great Calymath!
Pern. How the slave jeers at him ! [Aside.
Bara. Will't please thee, mighty Selim Caly.

math,
To ascend our homely stairs ?

Caly. Ay, Barabas.Come, bassoes, ascend.*

Pern. [coming forward] Stay, Calymath; For I will shew thee greater courtesy Than Barabas would have afforded thee. Knight. [within] Sound a charge there! [A charge sounded within : FERNEZE cuts the cord;

the floor of the gallery gives way, and BARABAS

falls into a caldron placed in a pit. Enter Knights and MARTIN DEL Bosco. Caly. How now! what means this? Bara. Help, help me, Christians, help! Pern. See, Calymath! this was devis'd for

thee.
Caly. Treason, treason ! bassoes, fly!

Fern. No, Selim, do not fly :
See his end first, and fly then if thou canst.

Bara. O, help me, Selim! help me, Christians ! Governor, why stand you all so pitiless ?

Pern. Should I in pity of thy plaints or thee,
Accursèd Barabas, base Jew, relent?
No, thus I'll see thy treachery repaid,
But wish thou hadst behav'd thee otherwise.

Bara. You will not help me, then ?
Pern. No, villain, no.
Bara. And, villains, know you cannot help me

To pinch me with intolerable pangs :
Die, life ! fly, soul ! tongue, curse thy fill, and die !

[Dica. Caly. Tell me, you Christians, what doth this

portend? Pern. This train * he laid to have entrapp'd

thy life; Now, Selim, note the unhallow'd deeds of Jews; Thus he determind to have handled thee, But I have rather chose to save thy life.

Caly. Was this the banquet he prepar'd for us? Let's hence, lest further mischief be pretended.+ Fern. Nay, Selim, stay; for, since we have thee

here, We will not let thee part so suddenly: Besides, if we should let thee go, all's one, For with thy galleys couldst thou not get hence, Without fresh men to rig and furnish them.

Caly. Tush, governor, take thou no care for that; My men are all aboard, And do attend my coming there by this. Fern. Why, heard'st thou not the trumpet

sound a charge ? Caly. Yes, what of that?

Fern. Why, then the house was fir'd, Blown up, and all thy soldiers massacred.

Caly. O, monstrous treason !

Pern. A Jew's courtesy ; For he that did by treason work our fall, By treason hath deliver'd thee to us : Know, therefore, till thy father hath made good The ruins done to Malta and to us, Thou canst not part; for Malta shall be freed, Or Selim ne'er return to Ottoman. Caly. Nay, rather, Christians, let me go to

Turkey, In person there to mediatet your peace : To keep me here will naught advantage you. Pern. Content thee, Calymath, here thou must

stay, And live in Malta prisoner; for come all the

world
To rescue thee, so will we guard us now,
As sooner shall they drink the ocean dry,
Than conquer Malta, or endanger us.
So, march away; and let due praise be given
Neither to Fate nor Fortune, but to Heaven.

(Ervat

now.

Then, Barabas, breathe forth thy latest fate,
And in the fury of thy torments strive
To end thy life with resolution.-
Know, governor, 'twas I that slew thy son,-
I fram'd the challenge that did make them

meet :
Know, Calymath, I aim'd thy overthrow:
And, had I but escap'd this stratagem,
I would have brought confusion on you all,
Damn'd Christian I dogs, and Turkish infidels !
But now begins the extremity of heat

ascend] Old ed. "attend.”

A charge sounded within : FERNEZE cuts the cord; the Anor of the gallery gives way, and BARABAS falls into a caldron placed in a pit.

Enter Knights and MARTIN DEL Bosco) Old ed. has merely “ A charge, the cable cut, A Caldron discouered."

Christian) Old ed. “Christians."

* train) i. e. stratagem. + pretended) i. e. intended. 1 mediate) Old ed. “meditate.” ß all] Old ed. “call."

EDWARD THE SECOND.

The troublesome raime and lamentable death of Edward the second, King of England: with the tragical fall of proud Nortimer: And also the life and death of Peirs Gaueston, the great Barle of Cornewall, and mighty favorile of king Ellucard the recond, as it was publiquely actel by the right honorable the Barle of Pembrooke his seruiuntes. Written by Chri. Marlor Gent. Imprinted at London by Richard Bradocke, for William Jones, dwelling reere Holbourne conduit, at the signe of the Gunne, 1598. 4to..

The troublesome raige and lamentable death of Edwarl the second, King of England: with the tragicall fall of proud Kortimer. And also the life and death of Peirs Gauston, the great Earle of Cornewall, and mighty fauorite of King Bluard the second, as it was publiquely acted by the right honorable the Earle of Penbrooke his scruants. Written by Christopher Marlowe Gent. Printed at London for Roger Barnes, and are to be sould at his shop in Chauncerie Lane ouer against the Rolles, 1612. 4to.

The troublesome raigne and lamentable death of Edward the second, King of England : with the Tragicall fall of proud Mortimer. And also the life and death of Peirs Gauestone, the great Earle of Cornewall, and mighty Fauorite v King Edward the second. As it was publikely Acted by the late Queenes Maiesties Seruants at the Red Bull in S. Johns streete. Written by Christopher Marlow Gent. London, Printed for Henry Bell, and are to be sold at his Shop, at the Lame hospital Gate, reere Smithfield, 1622. 4to.

DRAMATIS PERSON.

KING EDWARD THE SECOND.
PRINCE EDWARD, his son, afterwards King EDWARD TRE THIRD.
KENT, brother to KING EDWARD THE SECOND.
GAVESTON.
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY,
BISHOP OF COVENTRY.
BISHOP OF WINCHESTER,
WARWICK.
LANCASTER.
PEMBROKE.
ARUNDEL.
LEICESTER.
BERKELEY.
MORTIMER the elder,
MORTIMER the younger, his nephew.
SPENSER the elder.
SPENSER the younger,
BALDOCK,
BEAUMONT
TRISSEL.
GURNEY.
MATREVIS
LIGHTBORN.
SIR JOUN OF HAINAULT.
LEVUNE.
RICE AP HOWEL.
Abbot,
Monks.
Herald.
Lords, Poor Men, James, Mower, Champion, Messengers, Soldiers,

and Attendants.

his son.

QUEEN ISABELLA, wife to KING EDWARD THE SECOND.
Niece to KING EDWARD THE SECOND, daughter to the DOKE OF

GLOCESTER,
Ladies.

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