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Was it not thou that scoff"dst* the Organon, t Guise. My Lord of Anjou, there are a hundred And said it was a heap of vanities?
Protestants, He that will be a fat dichotomist, I
Which we have chas'd into the river Seine, * And seen § in nothing but epitomes,
That swim about, and so preserve their lives : Is in your judgment thought a learned man; How may we do? I fear me they will live. And he, forsooth, must go and preach in Ger Dum. Go place some men upon the bridge, many,
With bows and darts, to shoot at them they see, Excepting against doctors' axioms,||
And sink them in the river as they swim. And ipse dixi with this quiddity,
Guise. 'Tis well advis’d, Dumaine; go see it Argumentum testimonii 1 est inartificiale.
straight be done.
[Exit DUMAINE. To contradict which, I say, Ramus shall die : And in the mean time, my lord, could we devise How answer you that? your nego argumentum To get those pedants from the King Navarre, Cannot serve, sirrah.-Kill him.
That are tutors to him and the Prince of CondéRamus. O, good my lord, let me but speak a Anj. For that, let me alone : cousin, stay you word !
here, Anj. Well, say on.
And when you see me in, then follow hard.+ Ramus. Not for my life do I desire this pause; But in my latter hour to purge myself,
ANJOU knocketh at the door; and enter the KING OF In that I know the things that I have wrote,
NAVARRE and the PRINCE OF CONDÉ, 1 with their tuo
How now, my lords ! how fare you?
Nav. My lord, they say
That all the Protestants are massacrèd.
Anj. Ay, so they are ; but yet, what remedy ? And this for Aristotle will I say,
I have done what I could to stay this broi). That he that despiseth him can ne'er
Nav. But yet, my lord, the report doth run, Be good in logic or philosophy;
That you were one that made this massacre. And that's because the blockish Sorbonnists tt
Anj. Who, I? you are deceiv'd ; I rose but
now. Attribute as much unto their [own] works
[GUISE, GONZAGO,& RETES, MOUNTBORRELL, and As to the service of the eternal God.
Soldiers, come forward. Guise. Why suffer you that peasant to declaim? Stab him, I say, and send him to his friends in dionum Duce capta et incensa, in Veromanduorum hell.
agrum profugus ob paupertatem carbonarius fuit: pater agricola fuit.
Tandem vero anno ætatis Anj. Ne'er was there collier's son It so full of
quinquagesimo septimo, anno Christi millesimo quinpride. [Stabs Ramus, who dies.
gentesimo et septuagesimo secundo, mense Augusto in tumultu Parisiensi (Ramus) periit. De caussis mortis
sunt qui adversarios ipsius insimulent: ego ut in re #coff'dst] Old ed. "scoftes."
incerta, et censorio illo extremo die (ubi tectoria Sophistis the Organon) By Aristotle.
omnia detrahentur) patefacicnda, aliis hæc disceptanda 1 dichotomist) To save some of my readers the trouble relinquo." Rami Vita per Freigium, p.p. 581, 619, of the of referring to their dictionaries, I may notice that vol. last cited. dichotomy means—distribution of ideas by pairs.
* Scine] Old ed. "Rene." $ seen) i. e, skilled.
cousin, stay you here, ll azioms) Old ed. "actions."
And when you see me in, then follow hard] The scene is now Argumentum testimonii, &c.] Old ed. “Argumentum before the King of Navarre's lodging iu the Louvre; but, testimonis est in arte fetialis." I give the emendation of as soon as he and the Prince of Condo have entered with the Rev. J. Mitford, which is perhaps the right reading. their Schoolmasters, it is supposed to be the interior of
** Scheckius) Old ed. “Shekins.”—Concerning Schecius, that lodging. or Scheckius, see letters from Ramus “Jacobo Schecio, the Prince of Condl] I. e. the young Prince of Condé, clarissimo Tubingensis Academia Philosopho,"-a letter cousin and companion of the King of Navarre. It would frono Schecius to Ramus,--and “Rami Defensio pro seem from the earlier part of the play that Marlowe (who Aristotele adversus Jacobum Schecium,"-in the volume certainly did not mean to introduce two Condés) conentitled Peri Rami Professoris Regii, et Audomari Talæi, founded him with his father. Collectanco, Præfationes, &c., Marpurgi, 1599, p. p. 175, 179, § Guise, Gonzago, &c.) Old ed. has only “Enter Guise." 185, 193, 196, 466.
-It is plain from Anjou's speech above, 11 Sorbonnists) Old ed. "thorbonest."
“Cousin, stay you here, ** collier's son] "Carbonarius pater probri loco illi (scil. And when you see me in, then follow hard," Ramo) objectus est. Avus certe (ut ipse commemorat in that Guiso and the others were not to quit the stage priefatione suæ Regime Professionis) in Eburonum gente while the scene was supposed to be changed: they profamilia inprimis illustri fuit; scd patria a Carolo Burgun. I bably retired to one side of it.
Guise. Murder the Huguenots ! take those I thankfully shall undertake the charge pedants hence !
Of you and yours, and carefully maintain Nav. Thou traitor, Guise, lay off thy bloody The wealth and safety of your kingdom's right. hands!
Pirst Lord. All this, and more, your highness Con. Come, let us go tell the king.
shall command, (Bxit with the KING OF NAVARRE. For Poland's crown and kingly diadem. Guise. Come, sirs,
Anj. Then, come, my lords, let's go. (Ereunt, I'll whip you to death with my poniard's point. (Stabs the Schoolmasters, who die.
Enter two Men,* with the ADMIRAL's body. Anj. Away with them both !
(Breunt Anjou and Soldiers with the bodies. First Man. Now, sirrah, what shall we do with Guise. And now, sirs, for this night let our
the Admiral ? fury stay.
Sec. Man. Why, let us burn him for an heretie. Yet will we not that the massacre shall end : First Man. O, no! his body will infect the Gonzago, post you to Orleans,
fire, and the fire the air, and so we shall be Retes to Dieppe, Mountsorrell unto Rouen, poisoned with him. And spare not one that you suspect of heresy.
Sec. Man. What shall we do, then? And now stay
Pirst Man. Let's throw him into the river. That bell, that to the devil's matins rings.
Sec. Man. 0, 'twill corrupt the water, and the Now every man put off his burgonet, *
water the fish, and thet fish ourselves, when we And so convey him closelyt to his bed. (Exeunt.
First Man. Then throw him into the ditch. Enter Anjou, I with two Lords of Poland.
Sec. Man. No, no. To decide all doubts, be Anj. My lords of Poland, I must needs con.
ruled by me: let's hang him here upon this tree. fess,
First Man. Agreed. The offer of your Prince Elector's far
(They hang up the body on a tree, and then exerent. Beyond the reach of my deserts; For Poland is, as I bave been inform’d,
Bnter GUISE, CATHERINE the Queen-Mother, and the
CARDINAL OF LORRAINE, with Attendants.
Guise. Now, madam, how like you our lusty To lighten doubts, and frustrate subtle foes ;
Admiral ? And such a king, whom practice long hath Cath. Believe me, Guise, he becomes the place taught
so well To please himself with manage of the wars, As I could long ere this have wish'd him there, The greatest wars within our Christian bounds,- But come, I mean our wars against the Muscovites,
Let's walk aside; the air's not very sweet. And, on the other side, against the Turk,
Guise. No, by my faith, madam.Rich princes both, and mighty emperors.
Sirs, take bim away, and throw him in some Yet, by my brother Charles, our king of France,
ditch. And by his grace's council, it is thought
[The Attendants bear of the ADMIRAL's body. That, if I undertake to wear the crown
And now, madam, as I understand, Of Poland, it may prejudice their hope
There are a hundred Huguenots and more, Of my inheritance to the crown of France; Which in the woods do hold their synagogue, For, if th' Almighty take my brother bence, And daily meet about this time of day; By due descent the regal seat is mine.
And thither will I, to put them to the sword. With Poland, therefore, must I covenant thus, Cath. Do so, sweet Guise; let us delay po That if, by death of Charles, the diadem
time; Of France be cast on me, then, with your leaves, For, if these stragglers gather head again, I may retire me to my native home.
And disperse themselves throughout the realm If your commission serve to warrant this,
burgond) i. e. helmet. | convey him closely] i. e. steal himself off secretly. 1 Enter Anjou, &c.] Scene, an apartment in the Louvre.
* Enter Two Men, &c.] Scevo, the neighbourhood of Paris.
+ and the] Old ed. "and by the."
It will be hard for us to work their deaths.
Char. O, no, my loving brother of Navarre ! Be gone; delay no time, sweet Guise.
I have deserv'd a scourge, I must confess; Guise. Madam,
Yet is there patience of another sort I go as whirlwinds rage before a storm. [Exit. Than to misdo the welfare of their king: Cath. My Lord of Lorraine, have you mark'd God grant my nearest friends may prove no of late,
worse ! How Charles our son begins for to lament 0, hold me up! my sight begins to fail, For the late night's-work which my Lord of My sinews shrink, my brains turn upside down; Guise
My heart doth break: I faint and die. [Dies. Did make in Paris amongst the Huguenots ? Cath. What, art thou dead, sweet son ? speak
Card. Madam, I have heard him solemnly vow, to thy mother! With the rebellious King of Navarre,
O, no, his soul is filed from out his breast, For to revenge their deaths upon us all.
And he nor hears nor sees us what we do! Cath. Ay, but, my lord, let me alone for that; My lords, what resteth there now for to be done, For Catherine must have her will in France, But that we presently despatch ambassadors As I do live, so surely shall he die,
To Poland, to call Henry back again,
To wear his brother's crown and dignity ?
And bid him come without delay to us.
Cath. And now, my lords, after these funerals And, if they storm, I then may pull them down. be done, Come, my lord, let us go.
[Exeunt. We will, with all the speed we can, provide
For Henry's coronation from Polony. Enter fire or six Protestants, * with books, and kneel Come, let us take his body hence. together. Then enter Guise and others.
[The body of King CHARLES is borne out ; and Guise. Down with the Huguenots ! murder
exeunt all except the King Of NAVARRE and
PLESHK. them! First Pro. O Monsieur de Guise, hear me but Nav. And now, Pleshé,* whilst that these broils speak!
do last, Guise. No, villain ; that tongue of thine, My opportunity may serve me fit That bath blasphem'd the holy Church of Rome,
To steal from France, and hie me to my home, Shall drive no plaints into the Guise's ears, For here's no safety in the realm for me: To make the justice of my heart relent. And now that Henry is call’d from Poland, Tuez, tucz, tuez / let none escape.
It is my due, by just succession ;
[They kill the Protestants. And therefore, as speedily as I can perform, So, drag them away. [Exeunt with the bodies. I'll muster up an army secretly,
For fear that Guise, join'd with the king of Spain, Enter King Charles, t supported bythe King of Navarre Might seek † to cross me in mine enterprise.
and EPERNOUX; CATHERINE the Queen Mother, the But God, that always doth defend the right, CARDINAL OF LORRAINE, PLEshki and Attendants.
Will shew his mercy, and preserve us still. Char. O, let me stay, and rest me here a while ! Pleshé. The virtues of our true religion A griping pain hath seiz'd upon my heart; Cannot but march, with many graces more, A sudden pang, the messenger of death.
Whose army shall discomfit I all your foes, Cath. O, say not so l thou kill'st thy mother’s And, at the length, in Pampeluna & crown heart.
(In spite of Spain, and all the popish power, Char. I must say so; pain forceth me complain. That holds it from your highness wrongfully) Nav. Comfort yourself, my lord, and have no Your majesty her rightful lord and sovereigu. doubt
Nav. Truth, Pleshé; and God so prosper me But God will sure restore you to your health.
* Enter five or six Protestante, &c.] Scene, a wood.
† Enter King Charles, &c.] Scene, an apartment in the Castle of Vincennes.
* Pleshé] i. e. Plessis, -Du-Plessis Mornay.
* Pleshé] Old ed. "Nauarre."
84k] Old ed. seeme."
As I intend to labour for the truth,
Mug. Come, sir, give me my buttons, and here's And true profession of his holy word!
your ear. Come, Pleshé, let's away whilst time doth serve. Guise. Sirrah, take him away.
(Exeunt. Henry. Hands off, good fellow; I will be his
bail Trumpets sounded within, and a cry of "Vive le Roi," tuo
For this offence.-Go, sirrah, work no more or three times. Enter ANJOU * crownel as King Henry the Third; CATHERINE the Queen Mother, the CARDINAL
Till this our coronation-day be past.OF LORRAINE, Guise, EPERNOUN, MUGEROUN, the
And now, Cutpurse, and others.
Our solemn rites of coronation done, All. Vive le Roi, Vive le Roi!
What now remains but for a while to feast,
(A flourish of trumpets. And spend some days in barriers, tourney, tilt, Cath. Welcome from Poland, Henry, once And like disports, such as do fit the court? again!
Let's go, my lords ; our dinner stays for us. Welcome to France, thy father's royal seat !
(Bxeunt all except CATHERINE the Queen Muller Here hast thou a country void of fears,
and the CARDINAL OF LORRAINE A warlike people to maintain thy right,
Cath. My Lord Cardinal of Lorraine, tell me, A watchful senate for ordaining laws,
How likes your grace my son's pleasantness? A loving mother to preserve thy state,
His mind, you see, runs on his minions, And all things that a king may wish besides;
And all his heaven is to delight himself; All this, and more, hath Henry with his crown.
And, whilst he sleeps securely thus in ease, Card. And long may Henry enjoy all this, and Thy brother Guise and we may now provide more!
To plant ourselves with such authority All. Vive le Roi, Vive le Roi !
As not a man may live without our leaves. (A flourish of trumpets.
Then shall the Catholic faith of Rome Henry. Thanks to you all. The guider of all
Flourish in France, and none deny the same.
Card. Madam, as in secrecy I was told, Grant that our deeds may well deserve your My brother Guise hath gather'd a power of men, loves !
Which are," he saith, to kill the Puritans; And so they shall, if fortune speed my will,
But 'tis the house of Bourbon that he means, And yield your thoughts to height of my deserts. Now, madam, must you insinuate with the king, What say our minions? think they Henry's heart And tell him that 'tis for his country's good, Will not both harbour love and majesty?
And common profit of religion. Put off that fear, they are already join'd:
Cath. Tush, man, let me alone with him, No person, place, or time, or circumstance,
To work the way to bring this thing to pass ; Shall slack my love's affection from his bent:
And, if he do deny what I do say, As now you are, so sball you still persist,
I'll despatch him with his brother presently, Removeless from the favours of your king.
And then shall Monsieur wear the diadem, Mug. We know that noble minds change not Tush, all shall die unless I have my will ; their thoughts
For, while she lives, Catharine will be queen. For wearing of a crown, in that your grace
Come, my lord,+ let us go seek the Guise, Hath worn the Poland diadem before
And then determine of this enterprise. (Exeunt. You were invested in the crown of France. Henry. I tell thee, Mugeroun, we will be
Enter the DUCHESS OF Guise and her Maid. friends,
Duch. of G. Go fetch me pen and ink,And fellows too, whatever storms arise.
Maid. I will, madam. Mug. Then may it please your majesty to give Duch. That I may write unto my dearest me leave
(Ecit Maid. To punish those that do profane this boly feast. Sweet Mugeroun, ß 'tis he that hath my heart, Henry. How mean’st thou that? (MUGERO!'N cuts off the Cutpurse's ear, for cutting the gold buttons off his cloak.
are) Old ed. "as."
† lord] Old ed. “Lords." Cutp. O Lord, mine ear!
Enter the Duchess of Guise, &c. ) Scene, an apartment in the house of the Duke of Guiso.
$ Swed Mugeroun, &c.) The gallant of the Duchess was · Enter Anjou, &c.] Scene, a hall in the Louvre.
not Mugeroun (Maugiron), but Saint Migrin, anoiber
And Guise usurps it 'cause I am his wife.
Enter the KING OF NAVAKRE, PLESHE, BARTUS, and Fain would I find some means to speak with him,
train, with drums and trumpets. But cannot, and therefore am enforc'd to write, Nav. My lords, sitht in a quarrel just and That he may come and meet me in some place,
Against the proud disturbers of the faith,
(I mean the Guise, the Pope, and king of Spain, So, set it down, and leave me to myself.
Who set themselves to tread us under foot, (Erit Maid. The DUCHESS writes.
And rent our true religion from this land; O, would to God, this quill that here doth write, But for you know our quarrel is no more Had late been pluck'd from out fair Cupid's But to defend I their strange inventions, wing,
Which they will put us to with sword and fire,) That it might print these lines within his heart ! We must with resolute minds resolve to fight,
In honour of our God, and country's good.
Spain is the council-chamber of the Pope, Guise. What, all alone, my love? and writing Spain is the place where he makes peace and too?
war; I prithee, say to whom thou writ'st.
And Guise for Spain hath now incens'd & the Duch. To such
king A one, my lord, as, when she reads my lines,
To send his power to meet us in the field. Will laugh, I fear me, at their good array.
Bar. Then in this bloody brunt they may Guise. I pray thee, let me see.
behold Duch. O, no, my lord; a woman only must The sole endeavour of your princely care, Partake the secrets of my heart.
To plant the true succession of the faith, Cuise. But, madam, I must see.
In spite of Spain and all his heresies. (Seizes the paper.
Nav. The power of vengeance now encamps Are these your secrets that no man must know?
itself Duch. O, pardon me, my lord !
Upon the haughty mountains of my breast; Guise. Thou trothless and unjust ! what lines Plays with her gory colours of revenge, are these?
Whom I respect as leaves of boastiug green, Am I grown old, or is thy lust grown young? That change their colour when the winter comes, Or bath my love been so obscur'd in thee, When I shall vaunt as victor in revenge. That others need to comment on my text ? Is all my love forgot, which held thee dear,
Enter a Messenger. Ay, dearer than the apple of mine eye?
How now, sirrah ! what news? Is Guise's glory but a cloudy mist,
Mes. My lord, as by our scouts we understand, In sight and judgment of thy lustful eye? Mort Dicu / were not the fruit within thy womb, which are already muster'd in the land,
A mighty army comes from France with speed; Oft whose increase I set some longing hope,
And mean to meet your highness in the field. This wrathful hand should strike thee to the
Nar. In God's name, let them come! heart.
This is the Guise that bath incens'd the king Hence, strumpet ! hide thy head for shame;
To levy arms, and make these civil broils. Aud dy my presence, if thou look to live!
But canst thou tell who is their general ? (Exit DUCHESS.
Mes. Not yet, my lord, for thereon do they () wicked sex, perjùrdd and unjust !
stay ; Now do I see that from the very first
But, as report dotb go, the Duke of Joyeux Her eyes and looks sow'd seeds of perjury.
Hath made great suit unto the king therefore. But villain, he, to whom these lines should go, Shall buy her love even with bis dearest blood. * Enter the King of Nararre, &c.] I must leave the
location of this scere to the reader. I should have marked it-La Rochelle, but that the Messenger pre
sently informs the King that “a mighty army comes of the King'e "Mignons." See Anquetil, - Hist. de France, from France." t. v. 345, ed. 1817.
† sith) i. e. since. * were) Old ed. "wert."
dejend) i. e. hinder. top) i. e. Oo.
$ incens'd] i. o. incited.