David Fuller and Edward J. Esche (eds), The Complete Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 5: Tamburlaine the Great, Parts 1 and 2, and The Massacre at Paris with the Death of the Duke of Guise
pg 99 Actus. 2. Scæna. 2.
Critical Apparatus[Enter] orcanes, gazellus, uribassa with their traine.1
orcanes. Gazellus, Uribassa, and the rest,
3To faire Natolia, where our neighbour kings
Editor’s Note4Expect our power and our royall presence,
Critical Apparatus5T'incounter with the cruell Tamburlain,
Editor’s Note6That nigh Larissa swaies a mighty hoste,
Editor’s Note7And with the thunder of his martial tooles
Critical Apparatus8Makes Earthquakes in the hearts of men and heaven.9
gazellus. And now come we to make his sinowes shake,
Editor’s Note11An hundred kings by scores wil bid him armes,
12And hundred thousands subjects to each score:
13Which if a shower of wounding thunderbolts
14Should breake out off the bowels of the clowdes
Editor’s Note15And fall as thick as haile upon our heads,
16In partiall aid of that proud Scythian,
Editor’s Note17Yet should our courages and steeled crestes,
18And numbers more than infinit of men,
19Be able to withstand and conquer him.20Enter a messenger.
uribassa. Me thinks I see how glad the christian King
Editor’s Note21Is made, for joy of your admitted truce:
Critical Apparatus22That could not but before be terrified
Editor’s Note23With unacquainted power of our hoste.Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus24
messenger. Arme, arme dread Soveraign and my noble Lords.
Editor’s Note25The treacherous army of the Christians,
26Taking advantage of your slender power,
Editor’s Note27Comes marching on us, and determines straight,
28To bid us battaile for our dearest lives.Editor’s Note29
orcanes. Traitors, villaines, damned Christians.
30Have I not here the articles of peace,
31And solemne covenants we have both confirm'd,
32He by his Christ, and I by Mahomet?pg 100 33
gazellus. Hel and confusion light upon their heads,
34That with such treason seek our overthrow,
Editor’s Note35And cares so litle for their prophet Christ.36Critical Apparatus [Exeunt.]
orcanes. Can there be such deceit in Christians,
Editor’s Note37Or treason in the fleshly heart of man,
Editor’s Note38Whose shape is figure of the highest God?
39Then if there be a Christ, as Christians say,
Editor’s Note40But in their deeds deny him for their Christ:
41If he be son to everliving Jove,
Editor’s Note42And hath the power of his outstretched arme,
Editor’s Note43If he be jealous of his name and honor,
44As is our holy prophet Mahomet,
45Take here these papers as our sacrifice
46And witnesse of thy servants perjury.Critical Apparatus [He tears to pieces the articles of peace.]
Editor’s Note47Open thou shining vaile of Cynthia
Editor’s Note48And make a passage from the imperiall heaven
Editor’s Note49That he that sits on high and never sleeps,
Editor’s Note50Nor in one place is circumscriptible,
Editor’s Note51But every where fils every Continent,
52With strange infusion of his sacred vigor,
53May in his endlesse power and puritie
54Behold and venge this Traitors perjury.
55Thou Christ that art esteem'd omnipotent,
56If thou wilt proove thy selfe a perfect God,
57Worthy the worship of all faithfull hearts,
58Be now reveng'd upon this Traitors soule,
59And make the power I have left behind
60(Too litle to defend our guiltlesse lives)
61Sufficient to discomfort and confound
Editor’s Note62The trustlesse force of those false Christians.
63To armes my Lords, on Christ still let us crie,
64If there be Christ, we shall have victorie.