Obrázky stránek
PDF
ePub

Γ

888

38

TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT.

Mount up your royal places of estate,
Environed with troops of noblemen,
And there make laws to rule your provinces:
Hang up your weapons on Alcides' post[s];
For Tamburlaine takes truce with all the
world.-

Thy first-betrothed love, Arabia,
Shall we with honour, as beseems,* entomb
With this great Turk and his fair emperess.

as beseems] So the 4to.-The Svo "as best beseemes."

ACT V.

Then, after all these solemn exequies,
We will our rites of marriage solemnize.

[Exeunt.

* We will our rites, &c.] Old eds. "We will our celebrated rites," &c.-"The word 'celebrated' occurs in both the old editions, but may well be dispensed with as regards both the sense and measure." Ed. 1826. "I think this word got into the text from either the author or printer, who was perhaps the editor, doubting whether to use 'solemnize' or 'celebrate;' and it slipt from the margin, where it was probably placed, into the verse itself." J. M. in Gent. Mag. for Jan. 1841.

[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]

THE SECOND PART OF

TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT.

The Second Part of Tamburlaine the Great.

Concerning the old eds., see the prefatory matter to The First Part.

THE PROLOGUE.

THE general welcomes Tamburlaine receiv'd,
When he arrived last upon the* stage,

Have made our poet pen his Second Part,
Where Death cuts off the progress of his pomp,

And murderous Fates throw all his triumphs + down.

But what became of fair Zenocrate,

And with how many cities' sacrifice

He celebrated her sad‡ funeral,

Himself in presence shall unfold at large.

* the] So the 4to.-The Svo "our.”

66

+ triumphs] So the 8vo.-The 4to triumph."
sad] Old eds. "said."

[merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]

HIS SON.

ANOTHER CAPTAIN.

MAXIMUS, PERDICAS, Physicians, Lords, Citizens, Messengers, Soldiers, and Attendants.

ZENOCRATE, wife to TAMBURLAINE.

OLYMPIA, wife to the CAPTAIN OF BALSERA.

Turkish Concubines.

« PředchozíPokračovat »