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Runs to the city from the mountain Carnon.
Two thousand horse shall forage up and down,
That no relief or succour come by land:
And all the sea my gallies countermand.
Then shall our footmen lie within the trench,
And with their cannons' mouths, like Orcus' gulf,
Batter the walls, and we will enter in;
And thus the Grecians shall be conquer'd. [Exeunt.
Aoyd. Madam Zenocrate, may I presume
Zeno. Although it be digested long ago,
Agyd. Eternal Heaven, sooner be dissolv'd,
Before such hap fall to Zenocrate!
Zeno. Ah, life and soul, still hover in his breast And leave my body senseless as the earth, Or else unite you• to his life and soul, That I may live and die with Tamburlaine!
Enter Tamburlaine, Techelles, and others behind.
Agyd. With Tamburlaine! Ah, fair Zenocrate.
Zeno. Leave to wound me with these words,
Agyd. How can you fancy one that looks so fierce.
Xen0. As looks the sun through Nilus' flowing
Or when the morning holds him in her arms,
Agyd. Yet be not so inconstant in your love;
Zeno. Thence rise the tears that so distain my
[ Fearing his loving through my unworthiness.—
[Tamburlaine goes to her and takes her away lovingly by the hand, looking wratlifully on Agyd. and says nothing. All follow but Agyd. Agyd. Betray'd by fortune and suspicious.lover Threat'ned with frowning wrath and jealousy, Surpris'd with fear and hideous revenge, I stand aghast! but most astonied To see his choler shut in secret thoughts, And wrapt in silence of his angry soul!
Upon his brows was pourtray'd ugly death;
That shine as comets, menacing revenge,
Enter Usumcasane, and Techelles with a naked
dagger. Tec H . See you, Agydas, how the king salutes you?
He bids you prophesy what it imports.
Agyd. I prophesy'd before, and now I prove
The killing frowns of jealousy and love. '/'He needed not with words confirm my fear,
For words are vain where working tools present
The naked action of my threat'ned end^.
It says, Agydas, thou shalt surely die,
And of extremities elect the least;
More honour and less pain it may procure
To die by this resolved hand of thine,
Than stay the torments he and Heaven have sworn.
Then haste, Agydfcs, and prevent the plagues
Which thy prolonged fates may draw on thee.
Go, wander, free from fear of tyrant's rage,
Removed from the torments and the hell,
Wherewith he may excruciate thy soul,
And let Agydas by Agydas die,
And with this stab slumber eternally. [Stafcs himself.
Tech. Usumcasane, see, how right the man Hath hit the meaning of my lord, the king.
Usum. 'Faith, and Techelles, it was manly done; And since he was so wise and honourable, Let us afford him now the bearing hence, And crave his triple-worthy burial.
Tech. Agreed, Casane; we will honour him.
[Exeunt, bearing oafthe body.
Enter Tamburlaine, Techelles, Usumcasane, Theridamas, Bassa, Zenocrate, with others.
Tamb. Bassa, by this thy lord and master knows I mean to meet him in Bithynia: See, how he comes! Tush! Turks are full of brags, And menace more than they can well perform. He meet me in the field, and fetch thee hence! Alas, poor Turk! his fortune is too weak T' encounter with the strength of Tamburlaine. View well my camp, and speak indifferently; Do not my captains and my soldiers look As if they meant to conquer Africa.
Bas. Your men are valiant, but their number few,