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To entertain us in his gallery :
Let us salute him.-Save thee, Barabas!
To ascend our homely stairs? Caly. Ay, Barabas.—
Come, bassoes, ascend.*
Fern. [coming forward] Stay, Calymath; For I will shew thee greater courtesy Than Barabas would have afforded thee. Knight. [within] Sound a charge there!
[4 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?
Caly. Treason, treason! bassoes, fly!
Fern. No, Selim, do not fly:
See his end first, and fly then if thou canst.
Fern. Should I in pity of thy plaints or thee, Accursed Barabas, base Jew, relent?
No, thus I'll see thy treachery repaid,
Bara. And, villains, know you cannot help me
To pinch me with intolerable pangs :
Die, life! fly, soul! tongue, curse thy fill, and die ! [Dies.
Caly. Tell me, you Christians, what doth this portend?
Fern. This train he laid to have entrapp'd thy life;
Now, Selim, note the unhallow'd deeds of Jews;
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:
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,
For he that did by treason work our fall,
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 mediate‡ your peace :
Fern. 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,
train] i. e. stratagem.
+ pretended] i. e. intended. mediate] Old ed. "meditate."
§ all] Old ed. "call."
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 Gaueston, the great Earle of Cornewall, and mighty favorite of king Edward the second, as it was publiquely acted by the right honorable the Earle of Pembrooke kis seruauntes. Written by Chri. Marlow Gent. Imprinted at London by Richard Bradocke, for William Jones, dwelling neere Holbourne conduit, at the signe of the Gunne, 1598. 4to.
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