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THE MASSACRE AT PARIS.

The Massacre at Paris : With the Death of the Duke of Guise. As it was plaide by the right honourable the Lord high A irall his Servants. Written by Christopher Marlow. At London Printed by B. A. for Edward White, dwelling neere the little North doore of S. Paules Church at the signe w the Gun. n. d. 8vo.

DRAMATIS PERSON.E.

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CHARLES THE NINTH, king of France.
DUKE OF ANJOU, his brother, ter'vards HENRY THE TUIRD.
KING OF NAVARRE,
PRINCE OF CONDE, his cousin.
DUKE OF GUISE,
CARDINAL OF LORRAINE, brothers.
DUKE DUMAINE,
SON TO THE DUKE OF GUISE, a boy.
THE LORD HIGH ADMIRAL.
DUKE JOYEUX.
EPERNOUN.
PLESH.
BARTUS.
Two LORDS OF POLAND.
GONZAGO.
RETES.
MOUNTSORRELL.
MUGEROUN.
The Cutpurse.
LOREINE, a preacher.
SEROUNE,
RAMUS.
TALÆUS.
Friar,
Surgeon.
English Agent.
Apothecary.
Captain of the Guard, Protestants, Schoolmasters, Soldiers, Murderers

Attendants, &c.

CATHERINE, the Queen-Mother of France.
MARGARET, her daughter, wife to the KING OF NAVARRE
THE OLD QUEEN OF NAVARRE,
DUCHESS OF GUISE
Wife to SEROUNE,
Maid to the DUCHESS OF GUISE.

THE MASSACRE AT

AT PARIS.

you well,

Bnter CHARLES," the French king; CATHERINE, the Queen | Having the king, Queen-Mother on our sides, *
Mother; the KING OF NAVARRE; MARGARET, Queen of

To stop the malice of his envious heart,
Navarre; the PRINCE OF COndi; the LORD HIGH
ADMIRAL; the OLD QUEEN OF NAVARRE ; with others.

That seeks to murder all the protestants.
Char. Prince of Navarre, my honourable brother,

Have you not heard of late how he decreed Prince Condó, and my good Lord Admiral,

(If that the king had given consent thereto) I wish this union and religious league,

That all the protestants that are in Paris Knit in these hands, thus join'd in nuptial rites,

Should have been murdered the other night? May not dissolve till death dissolve our lives;

Adm. My lord, I marvel that th' aspiring

Guise
And that the native sparks of princely love,
That kindled first this motion in our hearts,

Dares once adventure, without the king's consent, May still be fuellid in our progeny.

To meddle or attempt such dangerous things. Nav. The many favours which your grace hath

Con. My lord, you need not marvel at the shewn,

Guise, From time to time, but specially in this,

For what he doth, the Pope will ratify, Shall bind me ever to your highness' will,

In murder, mischief, or in tyranny.

Nav. But he that sits and rules above the clouds In what Queen-Mother or your grace commands. Cath. Thanks, son Navarre. You see we love

Doth hear and see the prayers of the just,

And will revenge the blood of innocents, That link you in marriage with our daughter

That Guise bath slain by treason of his heart, here;

And brought by murder to their timeless ends. And, as you know, our difference in religion

Adm. My lord, but did you mark the Cardinal, Might be a means to cross you in your love,

The Guise's brother, and the Duke Dumaine, Char. Well, madam, let that rest.

How they did storm at these your nuptial rites, And now, my lords, the marriage-rites perform'd,

Because the house of Bourbon now comes in, We think it good to go and consummate

And joins your lineage to the crown of France ? The rest with hearing of a holy mass.

Nav. And that's the cause that Guise so frowns Sister, I think yourself will bear us company. Mar. I will, my good lord.

And beats his brains to catch us in his trap, Char. The rest that will not go, my lords, may

Which he hath pitch'd within his deadly toil. stay.-

Come, my lords, let's go to the church, and pray Come, mother,

That God may still defend the right of France, Let us go to honour this solemnity.

And make his Gospel flourish in this land. Cath. Which I'll dissolve with blood and

(Exeunt. cruelty.

(A side.

Enter GUISE. (Exeunt all except the King or NAVARRE, CONDE, Guise. If ever Hymen lour'd at marriage-rites,

and the ADMIRAL. Nav. Prince Condé, and my good Lord Admiral, * sides] Altered by the modern editors to "side," Now Guise may storm, but do us little hurt,

unnecessarily. — “Upon our sides it never shall be broken." Shakespeare's King John, act v. sc. 2.

| Enter Guise) Soene, an apartment (not in the house of * Enter Charles, &c. ) Scene, an apartment in the Louvre. Guise : see note 1, p. 228).

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