1 Selimus

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    <title>The Tragedy of Selimus, Emperor of the Turks (1638) </title></titleStmt>
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    <publisher>Robert Greene, 1558?-1592 (1558-1592) The Tragedy of Selimvs: Emperour of the Turkes. Written T. G. 
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        Printed for Iohn Crooke and Richard Serger [etc.] 1638 
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<date>1638</date>
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        Selimus. 
        Genre: Tragedy. 
        Date first published: 1594. 
        Date first performed: 1591-1594.
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Selimus, Emperor of the Turks
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<name id="C">Cherseoly</name>
<name id="D">Mustaffa</name>
<name id="E">Occhialie</name>
<name id="F">Sinam Bassa</name>
<name id="G">Ottrante</name>
<name id="H">Acomat</name>
<name id="I">Visir</name>
<name id="J">Regan</name>
<name id="K">Halibassa</name>
<name id="L">Calibassa</name>
<name id="M">Prince Mahomet</name>
<name id="N">Governor (Belierbey) of Natolia</name>
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<l> THE FIRST PART OF THE </l>
<l> most tyrannicall Tragedie and raigne of Selimus, </l>
<l> Emperour of the Turkes, and grandfather to him </l>
<l> that now raigneth. </l>
<l> Enter Baiazet Emperour of Turkie, Mustaffa, Cherseoly, </l>
<l> and the Iannisaries. </l>
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    <l> <reg orig="LEaue">Leave</reg> me my Lords <reg orig="vntill">until</reg> I call you <reg orig="foorth">forth</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> I am <reg orig="heauie">heavy</reg> and disconsolate.  </l>

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<l> Exeunt all but Baiazet. </l>
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<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> Baiazet, now thou <reg orig="remainst">remainest</reg> alone, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Vnrip">Unrip</reg> the thoughts <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> harbour <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy <reg orig="brest">breast</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="eate">eat</reg> thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> arbiter here is none, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> may <reg orig="discrie">descry</reg> the cause of thy <reg orig="vnrest">unrest</reg>, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Vnlesse">Unless</reg> these <reg orig="walles">walls</reg> thy secret thoughts declare, </l>
<l> And Princes <reg orig="walles">walls</reg> they say, <reg orig="vnfaithfull">unfaithful</reg> are.  </l>
<l> Why <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> is the profit of great regiment, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> all of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> are <reg orig="subiect">subject</reg> unto <reg orig="feares">fears</reg>, </l>
<l> And this <reg orig="vaine">vain</reg> <reg orig="shew">show</reg> and glorious intent, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Priuie">Privy</reg> <reg orig="suspition">suspicion</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> each scruple <reg orig="reares">rears</reg>, </l>
<l> Aye, though <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> all the world <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> make extent, </l>
<l> From the South pole unto the <reg orig="Northren">Northern</reg> <reg orig="beares">bears</reg>, </l>
<l> And stretch <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="raign">reign</reg> from East <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Western shore, </l>
<l> Yet doubt and care are with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <reg orig="euermore">evermore</reg>. </l>
<l> Look how the earth clad <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="sommers">summers</reg> pride, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Embroydereth">Embroidereth</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> mantle <reg orig="gorgiously">gorgeously</reg>, </l>
<l> With fragrant <reg orig="hearbes">herbs</reg>, and flowers gaily <reg orig="dide">died</reg>, </l>

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<l> Spreading abroad <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> spangled <reg orig="Tapistrie">Tapestry</reg>:  </l>
<l> Yet under all a loathsome snake doth hide.  </l>
<l> Such is <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> life, under <reg orig="Crownes">Crowns</reg>, cares do lie, </l>
<l> And fear the <reg orig="scepter">sceptre</reg> still attends <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">upon</seg>, </l>
<l> O <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> can take delight <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> kingly throne?  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Publike">Public</reg> disorders <reg orig="ioyn'd">joined</reg> with <reg orig="priuate">private</reg> <reg orig="carke">cark</reg>, </l>
<l> Care of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> friends, and of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> children <reg orig="deare">dear</reg>, </l>
<l> Do <reg orig="tosse">toss</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="liues">lives</reg>, as <reg orig="waues">waves</reg> a silly <reg orig="barke">bark</reg>.  </l>
<l> Though <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> be <reg orig="fearelesse">fearless</reg>, it is not without fear, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> hidden <reg orig="mischiefe">mischief</reg> lurketh <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="darke">dark</reg>:  </l>
<l> And <reg orig="stormes">storms</reg> may fall, be the day never <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="cleare">clear</reg>.  </l>
<l> He <reg orig="knowes">knows</reg> not what it is <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be a King, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> thinks a <reg orig="scepter">sceptre</reg> is a pleasant thing.  </l>
<l> Twice <reg orig="fifteene">fifteen</reg> times hath fair Latonaes <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> </l>
<l> Walked about the world with his great light:  </l>
<l> Since I began, would I had never <reg orig="begunne">begun</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> sway this <reg orig="scepter">sceptre</reg>.  Many a <reg orig="carefull">careful</reg> night </l>
<l> When Cynthia <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="hast">haste</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> bed did <reg orig="runne">run</reg>.  </l>
<l> Have I with watching <reg orig="vext">vexed</reg> my aged <reg orig="spright">sprite</reg>?  </l>
<l> Since when what dangers I have <reg orig="ouerpast">overpassed</reg>, </l>
<l> Would make a heart of adamant <reg orig="agast">aghast</reg>.  </l>
<l> The Persian Sophi <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> Ismaell, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Tooke">Took</reg> the Leuante <reg orig="cleane">clean</reg> <reg orig="awaye">away</reg> from me, </l>
<l> And Caraguis Bassa sent his force <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> quell, </l>
<l> Was <reg orig="kild">killed</reg> himself the while his men did flee.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Poore">Poor</reg> Hali Bassa having once sped well, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="gaind">gained</reg> of him a <reg orig="bloodie">bloody</reg> <reg orig="victorie">victory</reg>, </l>
<l> Was at the last <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg> fighting <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the field, </l>
<l> Charactering <reg orig="honor">honour</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="batt'red">battered</reg> shield.  </l>
<l> Ramirchan the Tartarian <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>, </l>
<l> Gathering <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> him a number <reg orig="numberlesse">numberless</reg>, </l>
<l> Of <reg orig="bigbond">big boned</reg> Tartars <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a <reg orig="haplesse">hapless</reg> <reg orig="houre">hour</reg> </l>
<l> <reg orig="Encountred">Encountered</reg> me, and there my chiefest <reg orig="blesse">bless</reg> </l>
<l> Good Alemshae (ah this remembrance <reg orig="soure">sour</reg>) </l>
<l> Was <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg> the more <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> augment my sad <reg orig="distresse">distress</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="leesing">leasing</reg> Alemshae <reg orig="poore">poor</reg>, I lost more </l>

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    <l> Than ever I had gained theretofore.  </l>
<l> Well may thy <reg orig="soule">soul</reg> rest <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> latest <reg orig="graue">grave</reg>, </l>
<l> Sweet Alemshae the comfort of my <reg orig="dayes">days</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> thou mightst live, how often did I <reg orig="craue">crave</reg>?  </l>
<l> How often did I <reg orig="bootlesse">bootless</reg> <reg orig="praiers">prayers</reg> raise </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> high power <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> life first <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg>?  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Trustie">Trusty</reg> wast thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me at all <reg orig="assaies">assays</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="deerest">dearest</reg> child thy father oft hath <reg orig="cride">cried</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> thou hadst <reg orig="liu'd">lived</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> he himself had <reg orig="dide">died</reg>.  </l>
<l> The Christian Armies, oftentimes defeated </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> my victorious fathers valiance, </l>
<l> Have all my <reg orig="Captaines">Captains</reg> famously confronted, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="crackt">cracked</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> two <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="vncontrolled">uncontrolled</reg> lance.  </l>
<l> My strongest garrisons they have supplanted, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="ouerwhelmed">overwhelmed</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> sad mischance:  </l>
<l> And my decrease <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> long wrought their increase, </l>
<l> Till I was <reg orig="forc'd">forced</reg> conclude a friendly peace.  </l>
<l> Now all these are but <reg orig="forraine">foreign</reg> <reg orig="dammages">damages</reg>, </l>
<l> Taken <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="warre">war</reg> whose die <reg orig="vncertaine">uncertain</reg> is, </l>
<l> But I shall have more home-borne outrages, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Vnlesse">Unless</reg> my <reg orig="diuination">divination</reg> <reg orig="aimes">aims</reg> <reg orig="amisse">amiss</reg>:  </l>
<l> I have three <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> all of <reg orig="vnequall">unequal</reg> ages, </l>
<l> And all <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="diuerse">diverse</reg> studies set their <reg orig="blisse">bliss</reg>.  </l>
<l> Corcut my eldest a Philosopher, </l>
<l> Acomat pompous, Selmi a <reg orig="warriour">warrior</reg>.  </l>
<l> Corcut <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> fair Magnesia <reg orig="leades">leads</reg> his life, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> learning Arts and Mahounds dreaded <reg orig="lawes">laws</reg>:  </l>
<l> Acomat <reg orig="loues">loves</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> court it with his wife, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a pleasant quiet <reg orig="ioyes">joys</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> pause:  </l>
<l> But Selmi <reg orig="followes">follows</reg> <reg orig="warres">wars</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="dismall">dismal</reg> strife, </l>
<l> And snatcheth at my <reg orig="Crowne">Crown</reg> with greedy <reg orig="clawes">claws</reg>:  </l>
<l> But he shall <reg orig="misse">miss</reg> of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> he aimeth at, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> I <reg orig="reserue">reserve</reg> it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> my Acomat.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> Acomat?  <reg orig="Alasse">Alas</reg> it cannot be, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Stearne">Stern</reg> Selimus hath <reg orig="wonne">won</reg> my peoples <reg orig="hart">heart</reg>, </l>
<l> The <reg orig="Ianissaries">Janissaries</reg> love him more than me.  </l>

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    <l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his cause <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> suffer any smart.  </l>
<l> They see he is a friend <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="chiualrie">chivalry</reg>, </l>
<l> And sooner <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> they from my faith depart, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> strong hand Baiazet pull thee down, </l>
<l> Than let their Selmi hop without the <reg orig="Crowne">Crown</reg>.  </l>
<l> Ah, if the <reg orig="souldiers">soldiers</reg> <reg orig="ouerrule">overrule</reg> thy state, </l>
<l> And nothing must be done without their <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">will</seg>, </l>
<l> If every base and <reg orig="vpstart">upstart</reg> <reg orig="runnagate">runagate</reg> </l>
<l> Shall <reg orig="crosse">cross</reg> a Prince and <reg orig="ouerthwart">overthwart</reg> him still.  </l>
<l> If Corcut, Selimus, and Acomat, </l>
<l> With crowns and kingdoms shall their hungers fill?  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Poore">Poor</reg> Baiazet what then <reg orig="remaines">remains</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee?  </l>
<l> But the bare title of thy <reg orig="dignitie">dignity</reg>.  </l>
<l> Aye, and <reg orig="vnlesse">unless</reg> thou do dissemble all, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="winke">wink</reg> at Selimus aspiring thought:  </l>
<l> The Bassaes cruelly shall <reg orig="worke">work</reg> thy fall, </l>
<l> And then thy Empire is but <reg orig="deerly">dearly</reg> bought.  </l>
<l> Ah <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> thus <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> ambition thrall, </l>
<l> Should set the law of Nature all at <reg orig="nought">naught</reg>.  </l>
<l> But what must be, cannot <reg orig="chuse">choose</reg> but be done, </l>
<l> Come Bassaes enter, Baiazet hath done.  </l>
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<l> Enters again. </l>
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<sp who="C"><l> Dread <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>, long may you <reg orig="happie">happy</reg> live, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Lou'd">Loved</reg> of your <reg orig="subiects">subjects</reg>, and <reg orig="feard">feared</reg> of your foes:  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> wonder much what doth your <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> <reg orig="grieue">grieve</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> you <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not unto your Lords disclose.  </l>
<l> Perhaps you fear least <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> your <reg orig="loyall">loyal</reg> <reg orig="Peeres">Peers</reg>, </l>
<l> Would <reg orig="prooue">prove</reg> <reg orig="disloyall">disloyal</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your <reg orig="Maiestie">Majesty</reg>, </l>
<l> And be rebellious <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> your dying <reg orig="yeeres">years</reg>.  </l>
<l> But <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> Prince the <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg> can <reg orig="testifie">testify</reg>, </l>
<l> How dearly <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="esteeme">esteem</reg> your <reg orig="safetie">safety</reg>. </l>
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<sp who="D"><l> Perhaps you think Mustaffa <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="reuolt">revolt</reg> </l>
<l> And <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> your grace, and <reg orig="cleaue">cleave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Selimus, </l>
<l> But sooner shall the <reg orig="almighties">almighty's</reg> thunderbolt </l>
<l> Strike me down <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="caue">cave</reg> <reg orig="tenebrious">tenebrous</reg> </l>
<l> The lowest land, and damned spirits hole </l>

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<l> Than true Mustaffa <reg orig="prooue">prove</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> treacherous:  </l>
<l> Your <reg orig="Maiestie">Majesty</reg> then needs not much <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> fear, </l>
<l> Since you are <reg orig="lou'd">loved</reg> of <reg orig="subiect">subject</reg>, Prince, and <reg orig="Peere">Peer</reg>.  </l>
<l> First shall the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg> rise from the occident, </l>
<l> And loose his steeds benighted <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the East, </l>
<l> First shall the sea become the continent, </l>
<l> Ere <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> forsake <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="soueraignes">sovereigns</reg> <reg orig="beheast">behest</reg>:  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> fought not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> you against Persians Tent, </l>
<l> Breaking <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="Launces">Lances</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his <reg orig="sturdie">sturdy</reg> <reg orig="creast">crest</reg>.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> fought not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> you against the Christian <reg orig="hoast">host</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> become <reg orig="traytors">traitors</reg> after all <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> cost.  </l>
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<sp who="B"><l> Hear me Mustaffa and Cherseoli, </l>
<l> I am a father of a headstrong brood, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> if I look not closely <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> myself, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> ruinate their fathers state, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Euen"> Even </reg> as the vipers <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> great Neroes <reg orig="fenne">fen</reg>, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Eate">Eat</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> the belly <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> first <reg orig="nourish'd">nourished</reg> them.  </l>
<l> You see the <reg orig="haruest">harvest</reg> of my life is past, </l>
<l> And aged winter hath besprent my head, </l>
<l> With a <reg orig="hoare">hoar</reg> frost of <reg orig="siluer">silver</reg> coloured <reg orig="haires">hairs</reg>, </l>
<l> The <reg orig="haruingers">harbingers</reg> of honourable eld, </l>
<l> These <reg orig="branchlike">branch-like</reg> <reg orig="vaines">veins</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> once did guide my <reg orig="armes">arms</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="tosse">toss</reg> the <reg orig="speare">spear</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> battellous array, </l>
<l> Now withered <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg>, have lost their former strength:  </l>
<l> My <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> whom now ambition <reg orig="ginnes">gins</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="pricke">prick</reg>, </l>
<l> May take occasion of my <reg orig="weakned">weakened</reg> age, </l>
<l> And rise <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="rebell">rebel</reg> <reg orig="armes">arms</reg> against my state.  </l>
<l> But <reg orig="staie">stay</reg>, here comes a Messenger <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Us</seg>.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Sound within.  Enters a Messenger. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="W"><l> Health and good hap <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Baiazet, </l>
<l> The great commander of all Asia, </l>
<l> Selmi the <reg orig="Soldane">Sultan</reg> of great Trebisond, </l>
<l> Sends me unto your grace, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="signifie">signify</reg> </l>
<l> His alliance with the King of Tartary.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><l> Said I not Lords as much <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you before, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> mine own <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> would seek my <reg orig="ouerthrow">overthrow</reg>?  </l>

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<l> And see here comes a <reg orig="lucklesse">luckless</reg> messenger, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="prooue">prove</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> true <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> my mind did foretell.</l>
<l> Does Selmi make <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> small account of <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Us</seg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> he dare marry without <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> consent, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="diuell">devil</reg> too of Tartarie?  </l>
<l> And could he then <reg orig="vnkind">unkind</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> soon forget </l>
<l> The <reg orig="iniuries">injuries</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> Ramir did <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me,  </l>
<l> Thus <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> consort himself with him against me?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="C"><l> Your <reg orig="maiestie">majesty</reg> misconsters Selimus, </l>
<l> It cannot be <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> he <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> whose high thoughts </l>
<l> A map of many <reg orig="valures">valours</reg> is <reg orig="enshrin'd">enshrined</reg>, </l>
<l> Should <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> his fathers <reg orig="ruine">ruin</reg> and decay.  </l>
<l> Selimus is a Prince of forward hope, </l>
<l> Whose only name affrights your enemies, </l>
<l> It cannot be he should <reg orig="prooue">prove</reg> false <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><l> Can it not be?  O yes Cherseoli, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> Selimus hands do itch <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> have the <reg orig="Crowne">Crown</reg>, </l>
<l> And he <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> have it, or else pull me down.  </l>
<l> Is he a Prince?  ah <seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">no</seg> he is a sea, </l>
<l> Into <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <reg orig="runne">run</reg> <reg orig="nought">naught</reg> but ambitious reaches, </l>
<l> Seditious complots, murther, fraud and hate.  </l>
<l> Could he not let his father know his mind, </l>
<l> But match himself when I least thought <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> it?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="D"><l> Perhaps my Lord Selimus <reg orig="lou'd">loved</reg> the dame, </l>
<l> And feared <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="certifie">certify</reg> you of his love, </l>
<l> Because <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> father was your <reg orig="enemie">enemy</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> love Mustaffa, Selimus <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> love?  </l>
<l> If he be, Lording, it is not Ladies love, </l>
<l> But love of rule and kingly <reg orig="soueraigntie">sovereignty</reg>.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> wherefore should he fear <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="aske">ask</reg> my consent?  </l>
<l> Then he Mustaffa, if he had <reg orig="feard">feared</reg> me, </l>
<l> He never would have <reg orig="lou'd">loved</reg> mine <reg orig="enemie">enemy</reg>.  </l>
<l> But this his marriage with the Tartars daughter, </l>
<l> Is but the prologue <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his <reg orig="crueltie">cruelty</reg>, </l>
<l> And quickly shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> have the <reg orig="Tragedie">Tragedy</reg>.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> though he act with meditated <reg orig="brauerie">bravery</reg>, </l>

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<l> The world <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> never give him <reg orig="plauditie">plaudity</reg>.  </l>
<l> What yet more <reg orig="newes">news</reg>?  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Sound within.  Enters another Messenger. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="W"><l> Dread <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>, Selimus is at hand, </l>
<l> Two <reg orig="hundreth">hundredth</reg> thousand strong Tartarians </l>
<l> Armed at all points does he lead with him, </l>
<l> Besides his followers from Trebisond.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><l> I thought <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> much of wicked Selimus, </l>
<l> O <reg orig="forlorne">forlorn</reg> hopes and <reg orig="haplesse">hapless</reg> Baiazet.  </l>
<l> Is <reg orig="dutie">duty</reg> then exiled from his <reg orig="brest">breast</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> nature hath <reg orig="inscrib'd">inscribed</reg> with golden pen, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Deepe">Deep</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the hearts of honourable men?  </l>
<l> Ah Selim, Selim, wert thou not my <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>, </l>
<l> But some strange <reg orig="vnacquainted">unacquainted</reg> <reg orig="forreiner">foreigner</reg>,  </l>
<l> Whom I should honour as I <reg orig="honour'd">honoured</reg> thee:  </l>
<l> Yet would it <reg orig="greeue">grieve</reg> me <reg orig="euen"> even </reg> unto the death, </l>
<l> If he should <reg orig="deale">deal</reg> as thou hast dealt with me.  </l>
<l> And thou my <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> whom I freely <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> </l>
<l> The <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> Empire of great Trebisond, </l>
<l> Art too <reg orig="vnnaturall">unnatural</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> requite me thus, </l>
<l> Good Alemshae hadst thou <reg orig="liu'd">lived</reg> till this day, </l>
<l> Thou wouldst have blushed at thy brothers mind.  </l>
<l> Come <reg orig="sweete">sweet</reg> Mustaffa, come Cherseoli, </l>
<l> And with some good <reg orig="aduice">advice</reg> recomfort me.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt.  All. </l>
<l> Enter Selimus, Sinam Bassa, Otrante, Occhialie, </l>
<l> and the souldiers. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="A"><l> Now Selimus consider <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> thou art, </l>
<l> Long hast thou marched <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="disguis'd">disguised</reg> attire, </l>
<l> But now <reg orig="vnmaske">unmask</reg> thyself and play thy part, </l>
<l> And manifest the <reg orig="heate">heat</reg> of thy desire:  </l>
<l> Nourish the <reg orig="coales">coals</reg> of thine ambitious fire.  </l>
<l> And think <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> then thy Empire is most sure, </l>
<l> When men <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> fear thy <reg orig="tyrannie">tyranny</reg> endure.  </l>
<l> Think <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee there is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> worse reproach, </l>

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<l> Than <reg orig="filiall">filial</reg> <reg orig="dutie">duty</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> high a place, </l>
<l> Thou <reg orig="oughtst">oughtest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> set barrels of blood abroach, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> with <reg orig="swoord">sword</reg> whole <reg orig="kingdomes">kingdoms</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> displace, </l>
<l> Let Mahounds <reg orig="lawes">laws</reg> be <reg orig="lockt">locked</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their case.  </l>
<l> And meaner men and of a baser spirit, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="vertuous">virtuous</reg> actions <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> glorious merit.  </l>
<l> I count it <reg orig="sacriledge">sacrilege</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be holy, </l>
<l> Or <reg orig="reuerence">reverence</reg> this <reg orig="thred-bare">threadbare</reg> name of good, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Leaue">Leave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> old men and babes <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> kind of <reg orig="follie">folly</reg>, </l>
<l> Count it of <reg orig="equall">equal</reg> value with the mud:  </l>
<l> Make thou a passage <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thy gushing <reg orig="floud">flood</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> slaughter, treason, or what else thou can, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="scorne">scorn</reg> religion, it disgraces man.  </l>
<l> My father Baiazet is <reg orig="weake">weak</reg> and old, </l>
<l> And hath not much above two <reg orig="yeares">years</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> live, </l>
<l> The Turkish <reg orig="Crowne">Crown</reg> of <reg orig="Pearle">Pearl</reg> and Ophir gold, </l>
<l> He <reg orig="meanes">means</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his <reg orig="deare">dear</reg> Acomat <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> give.  </l>
<l> But ere his ship can <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="hauen">haven</reg> <reg orig="driue">drive</reg>, </l>
<l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> send abroad my tempests <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> such sort, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> she shall <reg orig="sinke">sink</reg> before she get the port.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Alasse">Alas</reg>, <reg orig="alasse">alas</reg>, his <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> aged head </l>
<l> Is not sufficient <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> support a <reg orig="Crowne">Crown</reg>, </l>
<l> Then Selimus take thou it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his steed, </l>
<l> And if at this thy <reg orig="boldnesse">boldness</reg> he dare <reg orig="frowne">frown</reg>, </l>
<l> Or but resist thy <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">will</seg>, then pull him down:  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> since he hath <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> short a time <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="enioy">enjoy</reg> it, </l>
<l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> make it shorter, or I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> destroy him.  </l>
<l> Nor <reg orig="passe">pass</reg> I what <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> holy votaries </l>
<l> Shall here <reg orig="obiect">object</reg> against my forward <reg orig="minde">mind</reg>, </l>
<l> I <reg orig="wreake">wreak</reg> not of their foolish ceremonies, </l>
<l> But <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> take my fortune as I <reg orig="finde">find</reg>, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Wisedome">Wisdom</reg> commands <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> follow tide and <reg orig="winde">wind</reg>:  </l>
<l> And catch the front of swift occasion, </l>
<l> Before she be too quickly <reg orig="ouergone">overgone</reg>:  </l>
<l> Some man <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> say I am too impious, </l>
<l> Thus <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="laie">lay</reg> siege against my fathers life, </l>

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<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I ought <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> follow <reg orig="vertuous">virtuous</reg> </l>
<l> And godly <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg>:  <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg> is a <reg orig="glasse">glass</reg> </l>
<l> Wherein I may my errant life behold, </l>
<l> And frame myself <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="auncient">ancient</reg> <reg orig="mould">mold</reg>.  </l>
<l> Good sir, your <reg orig="wisedomes">wisdoms</reg> <reg orig="ouerflowing">overflowing</reg> wit, </l>
<l> Digs <reg orig="deepe">deep</reg> with learnings wonder-working spade:  </l>
<l> Perhaps you think <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> now forsooth you sit </l>
<l> With some <reg orig="graue">grave</reg> <reg orig="wisard">wizard</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a <reg orig="pratling">prattling</reg> shade.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Auant">Avaunt</reg> such glasses:  let them view <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> me, </l>
<l> The perfect picture of right <reg orig="tyrannie">tyranny</reg>.  </l>
<l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a Lions look not worth a <reg orig="leeke">leek</reg>, </l>
<l> When every dog <reg orig="depriues">deprives</reg> him of his pray:  </l>
<l> These honest <reg orig="termes">terms</reg> are far <reg orig="inough"> enough </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg>.  </l>
<l> When angry Fortune menaceth decay, </l>
<l> My resolution treads a nearer way.  </l>
<l> Give me the heart conspiring with the hand, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> such a cause my father <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> withstand.  </l>
<l> Is he my father?  why I am his <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>:  </l>
<l> I owe <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> him than he <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me, </l>
<l> If he proceed as he hath now <reg orig="begunne">begun</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="passe">pass</reg> from me the Turkish <reg orig="Seigniorie">Seigniory</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> Acomat, then Selimus is free:  </l>
<l> And if he <reg orig="iniure">injure</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> am his <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>, </l>
<l> Faith all the love twixt him and me is done.  </l>
<l> But <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> I see the <reg orig="schoolemen">schoolmen</reg> are <reg orig="prepard">prepared</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> plant against me their bookish ordinance, </l>
<l> I <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> stand <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <reg orig="sentencious">sententious</reg> <reg orig="gard">guard</reg>:  </l>
<l> And without any <reg orig="far fetcht">farfetched</reg> circumstance, </l>
<l> Quickly <reg orig="vnfold">unfold</reg> mine <reg orig="owne"> own </reg> opinion, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="arme">arm</reg> my heat with irreligion.  </l>
<l> When first this circled round, this building fair, </l>
<l> Some God <reg orig="tooke">took</reg> out of the confused <reg orig="masse">mass</reg>, </l>
<l> (What God I do not know, nor greatly care) </l>
<l> Then every man of his <reg orig="owne"> own </reg> dition was, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="euery one"> everyone </reg> his life <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> peace did <reg orig="passe">pass</reg>.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Warre">War</reg> was not then, and riches were not <reg orig="knowne">known</reg>, </l>

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<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> man said, this, or this is mine <reg orig="owne."> own. </reg> </l>
<l> The <reg orig="plough-man">ploughman</reg> with a furrow did not <reg orig="marke">mark</reg> </l>
<l> How far his great possessions did reach:  </l>
<l> The earth knew not the share, nor seas the <reg orig="barke">bark</reg>.  </l>
<l> The <reg orig="souldiers">soldiers</reg> <reg orig="entred">entered</reg> not the <reg orig="battred">battered</reg> breach, </l>
<l> Nor Trumpets the tantara loud did teach.  </l>
<l> There needed them <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="iudge">judge</reg>, nor yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> law, </l>
<l> Nor any King of whom <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> stand <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> awe.  </l>
<l> But after Nimes, warlike Belus <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>, </l>
<l> The earth with <reg orig="vnknowne">unknown</reg> armour did warray, </l>
<l> Then first the sacred name of King <reg orig="begunne">begun</reg>:  </l>
<l> And things <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> were as common as the day, </l>
<l> Did then <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> set <reg orig="possessours">possessors</reg> first obey.  </l>
<l> Then they <reg orig="establisht">established</reg> <reg orig="lawes">laws</reg> and holy rites, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="maintaine">maintain</reg> peace, and <reg orig="gouerne">govern</reg> <reg orig="bloodie">bloody</reg> fights.  </l>
<l> Then some sage man, above the vulgar wise, </l>
<l> Knowing <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <reg orig="lawes">laws</reg> could not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> quiet dwell, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Vnlesse">Unless</reg> they were <reg orig="obserued">observed</reg>:  did first <reg orig="deuise">devise</reg> </l>
<l> The names of Gods, religion, <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> and hell, </l>
<l> And gan of <reg orig="paines">pains</reg>, and <reg orig="faind">feigned</reg> rewards <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> tell.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Paines">Pains</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> those men <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> did neglect the law, </l>
<l> Rewards, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> those <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="liu'd">lived</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> quiet awe.  </l>
<l> Whereas indeed they were <reg orig="meere">mere</reg> fictions, </l>
<l> And if they were not, Selim <reg orig="thinkes">thinks</reg> they were:  </l>
<l> And these religions <reg orig="obseruations">observations</reg>, </l>
<l> Only <reg orig="bug-beares">bugbears</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> the world <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> fear, </l>
<l> And make men quietly a <reg orig="yoake">yoke</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="beare">bear</reg>.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> religion of itself a <reg orig="bable">babble</reg>, </l>
<l> Was only found <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> peaceable.  </l>
<l> Hence <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="especiall">especial</reg> come the foolish names, </l>
<l> Of father, mother, brother, and such <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">like</seg>:  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">who</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> well his cogitation frames, </l>
<l> Shall <reg orig="finde">find</reg> they <reg orig="serue">serve</reg> but only <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> strike </l>
<l> Into <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> minds a <reg orig="certaine">certain</reg> kind of love.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> these names too are but a <reg orig="policie">policy</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> the quiet of <reg orig="societie">society</reg>.  </l>

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<l> Indeed I must <reg orig="confesse">confess</reg> they are not bad, </l>
<l> Because they <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> the baser sort <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> fear:  </l>
<l> But <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg>, whose <reg orig="minde">mind</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> thoughts is clad, </l>
<l> Whose <reg orig="bodie">body</reg> doth a glorious spirit <reg orig="beare">bear</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> hath <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> bounds, but flieth <reg orig="euery where."> everywhere. </reg>  </l>
<l> Why should <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="soule">soul</reg> a <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> dame Nature <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> large <reg orig="freedome">freedom</reg> <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg>.  </l>
<l> Amongst <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> men, there is some difference, </l>
<l> Of actions <reg orig="tearmed">termed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> good or ill:  </l>
<l> As he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> doth his father <reg orig="recompence">recompense</reg>, </l>
<l> Differs from him <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> doth his father kill.  </l>
<l> And yet I think think other what they <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg>.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> Parricides, when death hath <reg orig="giuen">given</reg> them rest, </l>
<l> Shall have as good a part as the rest.  </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> is <reg orig="iust">just</reg> nothing, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> as I suppose </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> deaths <reg orig="voyd">void</reg> <reg orig="kingdome">kingdom</reg> <reg orig="raignes">reigns</reg> <reg orig="eternall">eternal</reg> night:  </l>
<l> Secure of <reg orig="euill">evil</reg>, and secure of foes, </l>
<l> Where nothing doth the wicked man affright, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> more than him <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> dies <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> doing right.  </l>
<l> Then since <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> death nothing shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> fall, </l>
<l> Here while I live, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> have a snatch at all.  </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> can never, never be <reg orig="attaind">attained</reg>, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Vnlesse">Unless</reg> old Baiazet do die the death:  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> long <reg orig="inough"> enough </reg> the gray-beard now hath <reg orig="raign'd">reigned</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="liu'd">lived</reg> at ease, while others <reg orig="liu'd">lived</reg> <reg orig="vneath">uneath</reg>.  </l>
<l> And now it is time he should <reg orig="resigne">resign</reg> his breath.  </l>
<l> It were good <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> him if he were pressed out, </l>
<l> It would bring him rest, and rid him of his gout.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Resolu'd">Resolved</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> do it, cast <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="compasse">compass</reg> it </l>
<l> Without delay or long procrastination:  </l>
<l> It argueth an <reg orig="vnmanured">unmanured</reg> wit, </l>
<l> When all is <reg orig="readie">ready</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> strong <reg orig="inuasion">invasion</reg>, </l>
    <l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> draw out time, an <reg orig="vnlookt for">unlooked <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">for</seg></reg> mutation </l>
<l> May soon <reg orig="preuent">prevent</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Us</seg> if <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> do delay.  </l>
<l> Quick speed is good, where <reg orig="wisedome">wisdom</reg> <reg orig="leades">leads</reg> the way.  </l>
<l> Occhiali?  </l>
</sp>
<pb n="12"/>
<sp who="E"><l> My Lord.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> Lo <reg orig="flie">fly</reg> boy <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my father Baiazet, </l>
<l> And tell him Selim his obedient <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>, </l>
<l> Desires <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> speak with him and <reg orig="kisse">kiss</reg> his hands, </l>
<l> Tell him I long <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see his <reg orig="gratious">gracious</reg> face, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I come with all my <reg orig="chiualrie">chivalry</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> chase the Christians from his <reg orig="Seigniorie">Seigniory</reg>:  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> any wise say I must speak with him.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exit Occhiali. </l>
</stage>
<l> Now Sinam if I speed.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="F"><l> What then my Lord?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> What then?  why Sinam thou art nothing <reg orig="woorth">worth</reg>, </l>
<l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="endeuour">endeavour</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> persuade him man, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> give the Empire over unto me, </l>
<l> Perhaps I shall <reg orig="attaine">attain</reg> it at his hands:  </l>
<l> If I cannot this right hand is <reg orig="resolu'd">resolved</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> end the period with a <reg orig="fatall">fatal</reg> <reg orig="stabbe">stab</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="F"><l> My <reg orig="gratious">gracious</reg> Lord, give Sinam <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> speak, </l>
<l> If you <reg orig="resolue">resolve</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="worke">work</reg> your fathers death, </l>
<l> You venture life:  think you the <reg orig="Ianissaries">Janissaries</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> suffer you <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> kill him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their sight, </l>
<l> And let you <reg orig="passe">pass</reg> free without punishment?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> If I <reg orig="resolue">resolve</reg>?  as sure as <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> is <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, </l>
<l> I <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see him dead, or myself King:  </l>
<l> As <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the Bassaes they are all my friends, </l>
<l> And I am sure would <reg orig="pawne">pawn</reg> their dearest blood, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> Selim might be <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> of <reg orig="Turkes">Turks</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="F"><l> Yet Acomat and Corcut both <reg orig="suruiue">survive</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be <reg orig="reuenged">revenged</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> their fathers death.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> Sinam if they or <reg orig="twentie">twenty</reg> such as they, </l>
<l> Had <reg orig="twentie">twenty</reg> <reg orig="seuerall"> several </reg> Armies <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the field, </l>
<l> If Selimus were once your <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>, </l>
<l> I would dart abroad the thunderbolts of <reg orig="warre">war</reg>, </l>
<l> And mow their <reg orig="hartlesse">heartless</reg> squadrons <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the ground.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="F"><l> O yet my Lord after your <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> death, </l>
<l> There is a hell and a <reg orig="reuenging">revenging</reg> God.  </l>
</sp>
<pb n="13"/>
<sp who="A"><l> Tush Sinam these are <reg orig="schoole">school</reg> conditions, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> fear the <reg orig="diuell">devil</reg> or his cursed <reg orig="damme">dam</reg>:  </l>
<l> Thinkst thou I care <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> apparitions, </l>
<l> Of Sisiphus and of his backward stone, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> Ixions lamentable <reg orig="mone">moan</reg>?  </l>
<l> Now I think the <reg orig="caue">cave</reg> of damned <reg orig="ghoasts">ghosts</reg>, </l>
<l> Is but a tale <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="terrifie">terrify</reg> <reg orig="yoong">young</reg> babes:  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Like</seg> <reg orig="diuels">devils</reg> faces <reg orig="scor'd">scored</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> painted <reg orig="poasts">posts</reg>, </l>
<l> Or fained circles <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> astrolabes.  </l>
<l> Why there is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> difference when <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> are dead, </l>
<l> And death once come, then all alike are sped.  </l>
<l> Or if there were, as I can scarce <reg orig="beleeue">believe</reg>, </l>
<l> A <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> of <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg>, and hell of <reg orig="endlesse">endless</reg> <reg orig="paine">pain</reg>:  </l>
<l> Yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> my <reg orig="soule">soul</reg> it never should me <reg orig="greeue">grieve</reg>:  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> I might <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the Turkish Empire <reg orig="raigne">reign</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> enter hell, and <reg orig="leane">lean</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> fair <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg> <reg orig="gaine">gain</reg>.  </l>
<l> An Empire Sinam, is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="sweete">sweet</reg> a thing, </l>
<l> As I could be a <reg orig="diuell">devil</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be a King.  </l>
<l> But go <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> Lords and solace <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="campe">camp</reg>, </l>
<l> Till the <reg orig="returne">return</reg> of <reg orig="yoong">young</reg> Occhiali, </l>
<l> And if his <reg orig="answere">answer</reg> be <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy desire, </l>
<l> Selim thy <reg orig="minde">mind</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> kingly thoughts attire.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt.  All. </l>
<l> Enter Biazet, Mustaffa, Cherseoli, Occhiali and </l>
<l> the Ianissaries. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="B"><l> <reg orig="Euen"> Even </reg> as the great <reg orig="A Egyptian">AEgyptian</reg> Crocodile, </l>
<l> Wanting his <reg orig="praie">pray</reg>, with <reg orig="artificiall">artificial</reg> <reg orig="teares">tears</reg>, </l>
<l> And fained plaints his <reg orig="subtill">subtle</reg> tongue doth file, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> entrap the silly <reg orig="wandring">wandering</reg> <reg orig="traueller">traveller</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="moue">move</reg> him <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="aduance">advance</reg> his footing <reg orig="neare">near</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> when he is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> danger of his <reg orig="clawes">claws</reg>, </l>
<l> He may <reg orig="deuour">devour</reg> him with his famished <reg orig="iawes">jaws</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> <reg orig="plaieth">playeth</reg> <reg orig="craftie">crafty</reg> Selimus with me, </l>
<l> His <reg orig="haughtie">haughty</reg> thoughts still wait <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> Diadems, </l>
<l> And not a step but treads <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="maiestie">majesty</reg>.  </l>

<pb n="14"/>
<l> The <reg orig="Pho enix">Phoenix</reg> gazeth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the Suns bright <reg orig="beames">beams</reg>, </l>
<l> The <reg orig="Echina eis">Echinaeis</reg> <reg orig="swimmes">swims</reg> against the <reg orig="streames">streams</reg>.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Nought">Naught</reg> but the Turkish <reg orig="scepter">sceptre</reg> can him please, </l>
<l> And there I know he hath his <reg orig="chiefe">chief</reg> disease.  </l>
<l> He sends his messenger <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="craue">crave</reg> <reg orig="accesse">access</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="saies">says</reg> he longs <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="kisse">kiss</reg> my aged hands:  </l>
<l> But <reg orig="howsoeuer"> howsoever </reg> he <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="shew">show</reg> <reg orig="professe">profess</reg>, </l>
<l> His meaning with his words but weakly stands.  </l>
<l> And sooner <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> the Syrteis <reg orig="boyling">boiling</reg> sands, </l>
<l> Become a quiet <reg orig="roade">road</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> fleeting <reg orig="shippes">ships</reg>, </l>
<l> Than Selimus heart agree with Selims <reg orig="lippes">lips</reg>.  </l>
<l> Too well I know the Crocodiles fained <reg orig="teares">tears</reg>, </l>
<l> Are but <reg orig="nettes">nets</reg> wherein <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> catch his pray:  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <reg orig="who so">whoso</reg> <reg orig="mou'd">moved</reg> with foolish <reg orig="pitie">pity</reg> <reg orig="heares">hears</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> be the <reg orig="authour">author</reg> of his <reg orig="owne"> own </reg> decay.  </l>
<l> Then hie thee Baiazet from hence away:  </l>
<l> A fawning monster is false Selimus, </l>
<l> Whose fairest words are most pernicious.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Yoong">Young</reg> man, would Selim come and speak with <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Us</seg>?  </l>
<l> What is his message <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Us</seg>, canst thou tell?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="E"><l> He <reg orig="craues">craves</reg> my Lord, another <reg orig="seigniorie">seigniory</reg>, </l>
<l> Nearer <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Christians, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> he may make them know, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Selimus </l>
<l> Is borne <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be a scourge unto them all.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><l> He is born <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be a scourge <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me and mine, </l>
<l> He never would have come with such an <reg orig="hoast">host</reg>, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Vnlesse">Unless</reg> he meant my state <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="vndermine">undermine</reg>.  </l>
<l> What though <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> word he <reg orig="brauely">bravely</reg> <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> boast, </l>
<l> The <reg orig="forraging">foraging</reg> of all the Christian coast?  </l>
<l> Yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> have cause <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> fear when burning brands, </l>
<l> Are vainly <reg orig="giuen">given</reg> into a <reg orig="mad mans">madmans</reg> hands.  </l>
<l> Well I must <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="winke">wink</reg> at his desire, </l>
<l> Although I see it plainer than the light, </l>
<l> My <reg orig="lenitie">lenity</reg> <reg orig="addes">adds</reg> <reg orig="fuell">fuel</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his fire, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> now begins <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="breake">break</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> flashing bright.  </l>
<l> Then Baiazet chastise his <reg orig="stubborne">stubborn</reg> <reg orig="spright">sprite</reg>, </l>

<pb n="15"/>
<l> Least these small sparkles grow <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> such a flame, </l>
<l> As shall consume thee and thy houses name.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Alasse">Alas</reg> I spare when all my store is gone, </l>
<l> And thrust my sickle where the <reg orig="corne">corn</reg> is <reg orig="reapt">reaped</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="vaine">vain</reg> I send <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the <reg orig="phisition">physician</reg>, </l>
<l> When <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the patient is his <reg orig="graue">grave</reg> dust <reg orig="heapt">heaped</reg>.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="vaine">vain</reg>, now all his <reg orig="veines">veins</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="venome">venom</reg> <reg orig="sleept">sleeped</reg> </l>
<l> <reg orig="Breake">Break</reg> out <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> blisters <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="poyson">poison</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Us</seg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> give him an Antidotus.  </l>
<l> He <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> stop the brooke, must then begin </l>
<l> When <reg orig="sommers">summers</reg> <reg orig="heate">heat</reg> hath dried <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> his spring, </l>
<l> And when his pittering <reg orig="streames">streams</reg> are low and thin.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> let the winter aide unto him bring, </l>
<l> He <reg orig="growes">grows</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be of <reg orig="watry">watery</reg> <reg orig="flouds">floods</reg> the King.  </l>
<l> And though you dam him <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> with <reg orig="loftie">lofty</reg> <reg orig="rankes">ranks</reg>, </l>
<l> Yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> he quickly <reg orig="ouerflow">overflow</reg> his <reg orig="bankes">banks</reg>.  </l>
<l> Messenger, go and tell <reg orig="yoong">young</reg> Selimus, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> give <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> him all great Samandria, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Bordring">Bordering</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> Bulgrade of Hungaria, </l>
<l> Where he may plague those Christian <reg orig="runnages">runagates</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="salue">salve</reg> the wounds <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> they have <reg orig="giuen">given</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> states,</l>
<l> Cherseo. Go and <reg orig="prouide">provide</reg> a gift, </l>
<l> A <reg orig="royall">royal</reg> present <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> my Selimus, </l>
<l> And tell him messenger another time </l>
<l> He shall have <reg orig="talke">talk</reg> <reg orig="inough"> enough </reg> with Baiazet.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt Cherseoli and Occhiali. </l>
</stage>
<l> And now what <reg orig="counsell">counsel</reg> <reg orig="giues">gives</reg> Mustaffa <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Us</seg>?  </l>
<l> I fear this <reg orig="hastie">hasty</reg> reckoning <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="vndo">undo</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="D"><l> Make haste my Lord from Andrinople <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>, </l>
<l> And let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <reg orig="flie">fly</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> fair Bizantium, </l>
<l> Least if your <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> before you take the <reg orig="towne">town</reg>, </l>
<l> He may with little labour <reg orig="winne">win</reg> the <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><l> Then do <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> good Mustaffa, call <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="gard">guard</reg>, </l>
<l> And gather all <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> warlike <reg orig="Ianissaries">Janissaries</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> chiefest <reg orig="ayd">aid</reg> is swift <reg orig="celeritie">celerity</reg>, </l>
<l> Then let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> winged coursers tread the <reg orig="winde">wind</reg>, </l>

<pb n="16"/>
<l> And <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> rebellious Selimus <reg orig="behinde">behind</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt.  All. </l>
<l> Enter Selimus, Sinam, Occhiali, Ottrante, </l>
<l> and their souldiers. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="A"><l> And is his <reg orig="answere">answer</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> Occhiali?  </l>
<l> Is Selim such a <reg orig="corsiue">corsive</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his heart, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> he cannot endure the sight of him?  </l>
<l> Forsooth he <reg orig="giues">gives</reg> thee all Samandria, </l>
<l> From whence <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> Mahomet, </l>
<l> Was <reg orig="driuen">driven</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his country back with shame.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> doubt thy father <reg orig="loues">loves</reg> thee Selimus, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> make thee Regent of <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> great a land, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> is not yet his <reg orig="owne:"> own: </reg>  or if it were, </l>
<l> What dangers <reg orig="wayt">wait</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> him <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> should it <reg orig="stere">steer</reg>.  </l>
<l> Here the Polonian he comes hurtling <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>, </l>
<l> Under the conduct of some <reg orig="forraine">foreign</reg> prince, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> fight <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> honour of his crucifix!  </l>
<l> Here the Hungarian with his <reg orig="bloodie">bloody</reg> <reg orig="crosse">cross</reg>, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Deales">Deals</reg> <reg orig="blowes">blows</reg> about <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> win Belgrade again.  </l>
<l> And after all, forsooth Basilius </l>
<l> The <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> of Russia, </l>
<l> Sends <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> his troupes of <reg orig="slaue-borne">slave-born</reg> Muscouites, </l>
<l> And he <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> share with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>, or else take all.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="giuing">giving</reg> such a land <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> full of strife, </l>
<l> His meaning is <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> rid me of my life.  </l>
<l> Now <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the dreaded name of Termagant, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the blackest brooke <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> loathsome hell, </l>
<l> Since he is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="vnnaturall">unnatural</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me, </l>
<l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="prooue">prove</reg> as <reg orig="vnnaturall">unnatural</reg> as he.  </l>
<l> Thinks he <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> stop my mouth with gold or <reg orig="pearle">pearl</reg>?  </l>
<l> Or <reg orig="rustie">rusty</reg> <reg orig="iades">jades</reg> set from Barbaria?  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">No</seg> let his minion his philosopher, </l>
<l> Corcut and Acomat be <reg orig="enrich'd">enriched</reg> with them.  </l>
<l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not take my rest, till this right hand </l>
<l> Hath <reg orig="puld">pulled</reg> the <reg orig="Crowne">Crown</reg> from off his cowards head, </l>

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<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the ground his bastards gore-blood <reg orig="shead">shed</reg>:  </l>
<l> Nor shall his flight <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> old Bizantium, </l>
<l> Dismay my thoughts <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> never <reg orig="learnd">learned</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="stoup">stoop</reg>.  </l>
<l> March Sinam, march <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> order after him:  </l>
<l> Were his light steeds as swift as Pegasus, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="trode">trod</reg> the <reg orig="ayrie">airy</reg> <reg orig="pauement">pavement</reg> with their <reg orig="heeles">heels</reg>, </l>
<l> Yet Selimus would <reg orig="ouertake">overtake</reg> them soon.  </l>
<l> And though the <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg> do never <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="crosly">crossly</reg> <reg orig="frowne">frown</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="spight">spite</reg> of <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> shall Selim <reg orig="weare">wear</reg> the <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt. </l>
<l> Alarum within.  Enter Baiazet, Mustaffa, Cherseoli and the </l>
<l> Ianissaries, at one doore. Selimus, Sinam, Ottrante, Occhiali, </l>
<l> and their souldiers at another. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="B"><l> Is this thy <reg orig="dutie">duty</reg> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> unto thy father, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> impiously <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="leuell">level</reg> at his life?  </l>
<l> Can thy <reg orig="soule">soul</reg> wallowing <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> ambitious mire, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Seeke">Seek</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="reaue">reave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="brest">breast</reg> with <reg orig="bloudie">bloody</reg> knife, </l>
<l> From whence thou hadst thy being Selimus?  </l>
<l> Was this the end <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> thou <reg orig="ioyndst">joindest</reg> thyself, </l>
<l> With <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="mischieuous">mischievous</reg> <reg orig="traytor">traitor</reg> Ramirchan?  </l>
<l> Was this thy drift <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> speak with Baiazet?  </l>
<l> Well hoped I (but hope I see is <reg orig="vaine">vain</reg>) </l>
<l> Thou wouldst have been a comfort <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> mine age, </l>
<l> A scourge and <reg orig="terrour">terror</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> mine enemies, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> this thy <reg orig="comming">coming</reg> with <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> great an <reg orig="hoast">host</reg>, </l>
<l> Was <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> purpose and intent, </l>
<l> Than <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> chastise those base Christians </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <reg orig="spoile">spoil</reg> my <reg orig="subiects">subjects</reg> <reg orig="welth">wealth</reg> with fire and sword </l>
<l> Well hoped I the rule of Trebisond, </l>
<l> Would have <reg orig="increasde">increased</reg> the valour of thy <reg orig="minde">mind</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> thy strength <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> thy Persians.  </l>
<l> But thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> a <reg orig="craftie">crafty</reg> Polipus, </l>
<l> Dost <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> thy hungry <reg orig="iawes">jaws</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> thyself, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> what am I Selimus but thyself?  </l>

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<l> When courage first crept <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy manly <reg orig="brest">breast</reg>, </l>
<l> And thou beganst <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> rule the <reg orig="martiall">martial</reg> sword, </l>
<l> How oft said thou the sun should change his course, </l>
<l> Water should turn <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> earth, and earth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, </l>
<l> Ere thou wouldst <reg orig="prooue">prove</reg> <reg orig="disloyall">disloyal</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy father.  </l>
<l> O Titan <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> thy <reg orig="breathlesse">breathless</reg> coursers back, </l>
<l> And enterprise thy <reg orig="iourny">journey</reg> from the East.  </l>
<l> Blush Selim <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> the world should say of thee, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> my death thou <reg orig="gaindst">gainedest</reg> the <reg orig="Emperie">Empery</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> Now let my cause be pleaded Baiazet, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> father I <reg orig="disdaine">disdain</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> call thee now:  </l>
<l> I <reg orig="tooke">took</reg> not <reg orig="Armes">Arms</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="seaze">seize</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> thy <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> if once thou hadst been <reg orig="layd">laid</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="graue">grave</reg>, </l>
<l> Should sit <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> the head of Selimus </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="spight">spite</reg> of Corcut and Acomat.  </l>
<l> I <reg orig="tooke">took</reg> not <reg orig="Armes">Arms</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> take away thy life, </l>
<l> The remnant of thy <reg orig="dayes">days</reg> is but a span, </l>
<l> And foolish had I been <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="enterprize">enterprise</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> the gout and death would do <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> me.  </l>
<l> I <reg orig="tooke">took</reg> not <reg orig="armes">arms</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> shed my brothers blood, </l>
<l> Because they stop my passage <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> while thou <reg orig="liu'st">livest</reg> Selimus is content </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> they should live, but when thou once art dead </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">Which</seg> of them both dares Selimus withstand?  </l>
<l> I soon should hew their bodies <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="peecemeale">piecemeal</reg>, </l>
<l> As <reg orig="easie">easy</reg> as a man would kill a gnat.  </l>
<l> But I <reg orig="tooke">took</reg> <reg orig="armes">arms</reg> <reg orig="vnkind">unkind</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> honour thee, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="winne">win</reg> again the fame <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> thou hast lost.  </l>
<l> And thou <reg orig="thoughtst">thoughtest</reg> <reg orig="scorne">scorn</reg> Selim should speak with thee.  </l>
<l> But had it been your darling Acomat, </l>
<l> You would have met him half the way yourself.  </l>
<l> I am a Prince, and though your <reg orig="yoonger">younger</reg> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>, </l>
<l> Yet are my merits better than both theirs:  </l>
<l> But you do <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> disinherit me, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="inuest">invest</reg> Acomat with your <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> he shall have a princes due reward, </l>

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<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> cannot <reg orig="shew">show</reg> a <reg orig="scarre">scar</reg> <reg orig="receiu'd">received</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> field, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> have fought with mighty Prester Iohn, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="stript">stripped</reg> the <reg orig="A Egyhtian">AEgyhtian</reg> <reg orig="soldan">sultan</reg> of his camp, </l>
<l> Venturing life and <reg orig="liuing">living</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> honour thee, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> same cause shall now <reg orig="dishonour'd">dishonoured</reg> be.  </l>
<l> Art thou a father?  Nay false Baiazet </l>
<l> <reg orig="Disclaime">Disclaim</reg> the title <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> thou dost not merit.  </l>
<l> A father would not thus flee from his <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>, </l>
<l> As thou dost <reg orig="flie">fly</reg> from <reg orig="loyall">loyal</reg> Selimus.  </l>
<l> A father would not <reg orig="iniure">injure</reg> thus his <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>, </l>
<l> As thou dost <reg orig="iniure">injure</reg> <reg orig="loyall">loyal</reg> Selimus.  </l>
<l> Then Baiazet prepare thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the fight, </l>
<l> Selimus once thy <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>, but now thy foe, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> make his fortunes <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the sword, </l>
<l> And since thou <reg orig="fear'st">fearest</reg> as long as I do live, </l>
<l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> also fear, as long as thou dost live.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exit Selim and his company. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="B"><l> My heart is <reg orig="ouerwelm'd">overwhelmed</reg> with fear and grief, </l>
<l> What <reg orig="dismall">dismal</reg> Comet blazed at my birth, </l>
<l> Whose influence makes my strong <reg orig="vnbrideled">unbridled</reg> <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> </l>
<l> <reg orig="Insteed">Instead</reg> of love <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> render hate <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me?  </l>
<l> Ah Bassaies if <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> ever heretofore </l>
<l> Your <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> ought his <reg orig="safetie">safety</reg> unto you, </l>
<l> Defend me now against my <reg orig="vnnaturall">unnatural</reg> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>:  </l>
<l> <foreign> Non timeo mortem:  mortis mihi displicet author</foreign>.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exit Baiazet and his company. </l>
<l> Alarum, Mustaffa beate Selimus in, then Ottrante </l>
<l> and Cherseoli enter at diuerse doores. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="C"><l> <reg orig="Yeeld">Yield</reg> thee Tartarian or thou shalt die, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Upon</seg> my swords sharpe point standeth pale death </l>
<l> <reg orig="Readie">Ready</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="riue">rive</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> two thy <reg orig="caitiue">caitiff</reg> <reg orig="brest">breast</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="G"><l> Art thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> knight <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a lion fierce, </l>
<l> Tiring his <reg orig="stomacke">stomach</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> a <reg orig="flocke">flock</reg> of <reg orig="lambes">lambs</reg>, </l>
<l> Hast broke <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="rankes">ranks</reg> and put them <reg orig="cleane">clean</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> flight? </l>
</sp>
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<sp who="C"><l> Aye and <reg orig="vnlesse">unless</reg> thou look unto thyself, </l>
<l> This <reg orig="swoord">sword</reg> <reg orig="nere">never</reg> <reg orig="drunke">drunk</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the Tartarian blood, </l>
<l> Shall make thy <reg orig="carkasse">carcass</reg> as the outcast dung.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="G"><l> Nay I have <reg orig="matcht">matched</reg> a <reg orig="brauer">braver</reg> knight than you, </l>
<l> Strong Alemshae thy <reg orig="maisters">masters</reg> eldest <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Leauing">Leaving</reg> his <reg orig="bodie">body</reg> naked <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the <reg orig="plaines">plains</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="Turke">Turk</reg>, the <reg orig="selfesame">selfsame</reg> end <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thee <reg orig="remaines">remains</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> They fight.  He killeth Cherseoli, and flieth. </l>
<l> Alarum, enter Selimus. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="A"><l> Shall Selims hope be buried <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the dust?  </l>
<l> And Baiazet triumph over his fall?  </l>
<l> Then o thou <reg orig="blindfull">blindful</reg> <reg orig="mistresse">mistress</reg> of mishap, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Chiefe">Chief</reg> <reg orig="pratronesse">patroness</reg> of Rhamus golden gates, </l>
<l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="aduance">advance</reg> my strong <reg orig="reuenging">revenging</reg> hand, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="plucke">pluck</reg> thee from thy <reg orig="euerturning">ever-turning</reg> <reg orig="wheele">wheel</reg>.  </l>
<l> Mars, or Minerua, Mahound, Termagaunt, </l>
<l> Or <reg orig="who so ere"> whosoever </reg> you are <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> fight against me, </l>
<l> Come and but <reg orig="shew">show</reg> yourselves before my face, </l>
<l> And I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> rend you all <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> trembling <reg orig="reedes">reeds</reg>.  </l>
<l> Well Baiazet though Fortune smile <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thee, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="decke">deck</reg> thy <reg orig="campe">camp</reg> with glorious <reg orig="victorie">victory</reg>, </l>
<l> Though Selimus now conquered <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> thee, </l>
<l> Is <reg orig="faine">fain</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> put his <reg orig="safetie">safety</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> swift flight:  </l>
<l> Yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> he flies, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> an angry <reg orig="ramme">ram</reg>, </l>
<l> He <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> more fiercely than before he came.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exit Selimus. </l>
<l> Enter Baiazet, Mustaffa, the souldier with the </l>
<l> bodie of Cherseoli, and Ottrante </l>
<l> prisoner. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="B"><l> Thus have <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="gaind">gained</reg> a <reg orig="bloodie">bloody</reg> <reg orig="victorie">victory</reg>, </l>
<l> And though <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> are the <reg orig="maisters">masters</reg> of the field, </l>
<l> Yet have <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> lost more than <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> enemies:  </l>
<l> Ah <reg orig="lucklesse">luckless</reg> fault of my Cherseoli, </l>
<l> As <reg orig="deare">dear</reg> and dearer wert thou unto me, </l>
<l> Than any of my <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg>, than mine <reg orig="owne"> own </reg> self.  </l>
<l> When I was glad, thy heart was full of <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg>, </l>

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<l> And <reg orig="brauely">bravely</reg> hast thou died <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> Baiazet.  </l>
<l> And though thy <reg orig="bloudlesse">bloodless</reg> <reg orig="bodie">body</reg> here do lie, </l>
<l> Yet thy sweet <reg orig="soule">soul</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> <reg orig="for euer">forever</reg> <reg orig="blest">blessed</reg>, </l>
<l> Among the <reg orig="starres">stars</reg> <reg orig="enioyes">enjoys</reg> <reg orig="eternall">eternal</reg> rest.  </l>
<l> What art thou warlike man of Tartarie, </l>
<l> Whose hap it is <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> prisoner?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="G"><l> I am a prince, Ottrante is my name, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Chiefe">Chief</reg> <reg orig="captaine">captain</reg> of the Tartars <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> <reg orig="hoast">host</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><l> Ottrante?  Wast not thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="slue">slew</reg> my son?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="G"><l> Aye, and if fortune had but <reg orig="fauour'd">favoured</reg> me, </l>
<l> Had sent the sire <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> him company.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><l> Off with his head and <reg orig="spoyle">spoil</reg> him of his <reg orig="Armes">Arms</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> his <reg orig="bodie">body</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the <reg orig="ayrie">airy</reg> birds.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exit one with Ottrante. </l>
</stage>
<l> The <reg orig="vnreuenged">unrevenged</reg> <reg orig="ghoast">ghost</reg> of Alemshae, </l>
<l> Shall now <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more wander <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> Stygian <reg orig="bankes">banks</reg>, </l>
<l> But rest <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> quiet <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the Elysian fields.  </l>
<l> Mustaffa, and you <reg orig="worthie">worthy</reg> <reg orig="men at Armes">men-at-arms</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> left not Baiazet <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> greatest need, </l>
<l> When <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="arriue">arrive</reg> at Constantines great Tour, </l>
<l> You shall be <reg orig="honour'd">honoured</reg> of your <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt All. </l>
<l> Enter Acomat Visir, Regan, and a band of </l>
<l> souldiers. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="H"><l> Perhaps you wonder why prince Acomat, </l>
<l> Delighting heretofore <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> foolish love, </l>
<l> Hath <reg orig="chang'd">changed</reg> his quiet <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> a <reg orig="souldiers">soldiers</reg> state:  </l>
<l> And <reg orig="turnd">turned</reg> the dulcet tunes of Himens song, </l>
<l> Into Bellonas horrible outcries, </l>
<l> You think it strange, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> whereas I have <reg orig="liu'd">lived</reg>, </l>
<l> Almost a <reg orig="votarie">votary</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="wantonnesse">wantonness</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see me low <reg orig="laie">lay</reg> off effeminate robes, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="arme">arm</reg> my <reg orig="bodie">body</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> an iron wall.  </l>
<l> I have <reg orig="enioyed">enjoyed</reg> quiet long <reg orig="inough,"> enough, </reg> </l>
<l> And <reg orig="surfeted">surfeited</reg> with pleasures suquidrie </l>
<l> A field of dainties I have passed through, </l>

<pb n="22"/>
<l> And been a champion <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> fair Cytheree.  </l>
<l> Now since this idle peace hath <reg orig="weeried">wearied</reg> me, </l>
<l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> follow Mars and <reg orig="warre">war</reg> another while, </l>
<l> And die my shield <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> dolorous <reg orig="vermeil">vermil</reg>.  </l>
<l> My brother Selim through his manly deeds, </l>
<l> Hath lifted <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> his fame unto the skies, </l>
<l> While <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <reg orig="earth wormes">earthworms</reg> lurking <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the weeds, </l>
<l> Do live inglorious <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> all <reg orig="mens">men's</reg> eyes.  </l>
<l> What lets me then from this <reg orig="vaine">vain</reg> slumber rise, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> strong hand <reg orig="atchieue">achieve</reg> <reg orig="eternall">eternal</reg> <reg orig="glorie">glory</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> may be <reg orig="talkt">talked</reg> of <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> all <reg orig="memorie">memory</reg>?  </l>
<l> And see how fortune <reg orig="fauours">favours</reg> mine intent, </l>
<l> Heard you not Lordings, how prince Selimus </l>
<l> Against <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="royall">royal</reg> father armed went, </l>
<l> And how the <reg orig="Ianissaries">Janissaries</reg> made him flee </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> Ramir <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> of Tartarie?  </l>
<l> This his rebellion greatly profits me, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> I shall sooner <reg orig="winne">win</reg> my fathers <reg orig="minde">mind</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> the Turkish Empire, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> if I have, I am sure I shall <reg orig="finde">find</reg> </l>
<l> Strong enemies <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> pull me down again, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="faine">fain</reg> would have prince Selimus <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="raigne">reign</reg>.  </l>
<l> Then <reg orig="ciuill">civil</reg> discord, and contentious <reg orig="warre">war</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> follow Acomats coronation.  </l>
<l> Selim <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> doubt <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> broach seditious <reg orig="iarre">jar</reg>, </l>
<l> And Corcut too <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> alteration, </l>
<l> Now <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="preuent">prevent</reg> all <reg orig="suddaine">sudden</reg> perturbation, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> thought it good <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> muster <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> power, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> danger may not take it <reg orig="vnprouided">unprovided</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">like</seg> your <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> resolution well, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> these should be the <reg orig="chiefe">chief</reg> arts of a king, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> punish those <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> furiously <reg orig="rebell">rebel</reg>, </l>
<l> And honour those <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> sacred <reg orig="counsell">counsel</reg> bring, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> make good <reg orig="lawes">laws</reg>, ill <reg orig="customes">customs</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="expell">expel</reg>:  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> nourish peace from whence your riches spring, </l>
<l> And when good quarrels call you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the field, </l>

<pb n="23"/>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="excell">excel</reg> your men <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> handling <reg orig="speare">spear</reg> and shield.  </l>
<l> Thus shall the glory of your <reg orig="matchlesse">matchless</reg> name, </l>
<l> Be <reg orig="registred">registered</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="immortall">immortal</reg> lines:  </l>
<l> Whereas <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> prince <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="followes">follows</reg> <reg orig="lustfull">lustful</reg> game, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> fond <reg orig="toyes">toys</reg> his <reg orig="captiue">captive</reg> <reg orig="minde">mind</reg> <reg orig="enclines">inclines</reg>, </l>
<l> Shall never <reg orig="passe">pass</reg> the temple of true fame, </l>
<l> Whose worth is greater than the Indian mines.  </l>
<l> But is your grace assured certainly </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> Baiazet doth <reg orig="fauour">favour</reg> your request?  </l>
<l> Perhaps you may make him your <reg orig="enemie">enemy</reg>, </l>
<l> You know how much your father doth detest, </l>
<l> Stout obedience and <reg orig="obstinacie">obstinacy</reg>.  </l>
<l> I speak not this as if I thought it best:  </l>
<l> Your <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> should your right <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> it neglect, </l>
<l> But <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> you might be close and circumspect.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <reg orig="thanke">thank</reg> thee Visir <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thy <reg orig="louing">loving</reg> care, </l>
<l> As <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> my father Baaizets affection, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Vnlesse">Unless</reg> his holy <reg orig="vowes">vows</reg> forgotten are, </l>
<l> I shall be sure of it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> his election.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="By"></reg> after Acomats erection, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> must forecast what things be necessary, </l>
<l> Least <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="kingdome">kingdom</reg> be too momentary.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="J"><l> First let my Lord be seated <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his throne, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Enstalled">Installed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> great Baiazets consent, </l>
<l> As yet your <reg orig="haruest">harvest</reg> is not fully <reg orig="growne">grown</reg>, </l>
<l> But <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="greene">green</reg> and <reg orig="vnripe">unripe</reg> blade is pent:  </l>
<l> But when you once have got the regiment, </l>
<l> Then may your Lords more easily <reg orig="prouide">provide</reg>, </l>
<l> Against all accidents <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> may betide.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> Then set <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> forward <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Bizantium, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> may know what Baiazet intends.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Aduise">Advise</reg> thee Acomat, what is best <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> do, </l>
<l> The <reg orig="Ianissaries">Janissaries</reg> <reg orig="fauour">favour</reg> Selimus, </l>
<l> And they are strong <reg orig="vndanted">undaunted</reg> enemies, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="Armes">Arms</reg> against thy election rise.  </l>
<l> Then <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">will</seg> with precious gifts, </l>

<pb n="24"/>
<l> And store of gold:  timely largition </l>
<l> The <reg orig="stedfast">steadfast</reg> persons from their purpose lifts:  </l>
<l> But then beware least Baiazets affection </l>
<l> Change into hatred <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> such <reg orig="premunition">premonition</reg>.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> then he think <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I am factious, </l>
<l> And imitate my brother Selimus.  </l>
<l> Besides, a prince his honour doth debase, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> begs the common <reg orig="souldiers">soldiers</reg> suffrages, </l>
<l> And if the Bassaes knew I sought their grace, </l>
<l> It would the more increase their <reg orig="insolentnesse">insolentness</reg>.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> resist them were <reg orig="ouerhardinesse">overhardiness</reg>, </l>
<l> And worse it were <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> my <reg orig="enterprize">enterprise</reg>.  </l>
<l> Well <reg orig="how so ere,"> howsoever, </reg> <reg orig="resolue">resolve</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> venture it, </l>
<l> Fortune doth <reg orig="fauour">favour</reg> every bold assay, </l>
<l> And it were a trick of an <reg orig="vnsetled">unsettled</reg> wit </l>
<l> Because the bees have stings with them <reg orig="alway">always</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> fear <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="mouthes">mouths</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> home <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> embay.  </l>
<l> Then resolution <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> me <reg orig="leades">leads</reg> the dance, </l>
<l> And thus <reg orig="resolu'd">resolved</reg>, I <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="trie">try</reg> my chance.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt all. </l>
<l> Enter Baiazet, Mustaffa, Calibassa, Halibassa, </l>
<l> and the Ianissaries. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="B"><l> What prince <reg orig="so ere,"> soever, </reg> trusts <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> <reg orig="pow'r">power</reg>, </l>
<l> Ruling the <reg orig="reines">reins</reg> of many nations, </l>
<l> And feareth not least fickle fortune loure, </l>
<l> Or <reg orig="thinkes">thinks</reg> his <reg orig="kingdome">kingdom</reg> free from alterations, </l>
<l> If he were <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the place of Baiazet, </l>
<l> He would but <reg orig="litle">little</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> his <reg orig="scepter">sceptre</reg> set.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> what hath rule <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> makes it acceptable, </l>
<l> Rather what hath it not <reg orig="worthie">worthy</reg> of hate:  </l>
<l> First of all is <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> state still mutable, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> continuance at the peoples rate, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> it is a slender <reg orig="thred">thread</reg>, whereon </l>
<l> Depends the honour of a princes throne.  </l>
<l> Then do <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> fear, more than the child new borne, </l>

<pb n="25"/>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> friends, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Lords, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="subiects">subjects</reg>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg>.  </l>
<l> Thus is <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="minde">mind</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> sundry pieces <reg orig="torne">torn</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> care, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> fear, <reg orig="suspition">suspicion</reg>, and distrust, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> wine, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="meate">meat</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> fear pernicious <reg orig="poyson">poison</reg>, </l>
<l> At home, abroad, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> fear seditious treason.  </l>
<l> Too true <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> tyrant Dionysius </l>
<l> Did picture out the image of a King, </l>
<l> When Damocles was placed <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his throne, </l>
<l> And over his head a <reg orig="threatning">threatening</reg> sword did hang, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Fastned">Fastened</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> only <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> a horses <reg orig="haire">hair</reg>.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> chiefest trust is secretly distrust, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> whom have <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> whom <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> may safely trust, </l>
<l> If <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="owne"> own </reg> <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg>, neglecting <reg orig="awfull">awful</reg> <reg orig="dutie">duty</reg>, </l>
<l> Rise <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="Armes">Arms</reg> against their <reg orig="louing">loving</reg> fathers.  </l>
<l> Their heart is all of hardest marble wrought, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> can <reg orig="laie">lay</reg> <reg orig="wayt">wait</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> take away their breath, </l>
<l> From whom they first sucked this <reg orig="vitall">vital</reg> <reg orig="ayre">air</reg>.  </l>
<l> My heart is <reg orig="heauie">heavy</reg>, and I needs must <reg orig="sleepe">sleep</reg>.  </l>
<l> Bassaes withdraw yourselves from me awhile, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> I may rest my <reg orig="ouerburdned">overburdened</reg> <reg orig="soule">soul</reg>.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> They stand aside while the curtins are drawne. </l>
</stage>
<l> Eunuchs <reg orig="plaie">play</reg> me some <reg orig="musicke">music</reg> while I <reg orig="sleepe">sleep</reg>. </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Musicke within. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="D"><l> Good Baiazet, <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> would not <reg orig="pitie">pity</reg> thee, </l>
<l> Whom thine <reg orig="owne"> own </reg> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> vildly persecutes.  </l>
<l> More mildly do the <reg orig="vnreasonables">unreasonablest</reg> beasts </l>
<l> <reg orig="Deale">Deal</reg> with their <reg orig="dammes">dams</reg>, than Selimus with thee.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><l> Mustaffa <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> are princes of the land, </l>
<l> And love <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> as well as thou:  </l>
<l> Yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> pitying his estate, </l>
<l> Suffer <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> foes <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> wealth <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> ruinate.  </l>
<l> If Selim have <reg orig="playd">played</reg> false with Baiazet, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="ouerslipt">overslipped</reg> the <reg orig="dutie">duty</reg> of a <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>, </l>
<l> Why he was <reg orig="mou'd">moved</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="iust">just</reg> occasion.  </l>
<l> Did he not humbly send his messenger </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="craue">crave</reg> <reg orig="accesse">access</reg> unto his <reg orig="maiestie">majesty</reg>?  </l>

<pb n="26"/>
<l> And yet he could not get permission </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="kisse">kiss</reg> his hands, and speak his mind <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> him.  </l>
<l> Perhaps he thought his aged fathers love </l>
<l> Was <reg orig="cleane">clean</reg> <reg orig="estrang'd">estranged</reg> from him:  and Acomat </l>
<l> Should <reg orig="reape">reap</reg> the <reg orig="fruite">fruit</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> he had laboured <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">for</seg>.  </l>
<l> It is <reg orig="lawfull">lawful</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the father <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> take <reg orig="Armes">Arms</reg>, </l>
<l> Aye and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> death <reg orig="chastize">chastise</reg> his <reg orig="rebell">rebel</reg> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>.  </l>
<l> Why should it be <reg orig="vnlawfull">unlawful</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="leauie">levy</reg> <reg orig="Armes">Arms</reg> against his <reg orig="iniurious">injurious</reg> sire?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="D"><l> You reason Hali <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a sophister.  </l>
<l> As if it were <reg orig="lawfull">lawful</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a <reg orig="subiect">subject</reg> prince </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> rise <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="Armes">Arms</reg> against his <reg orig="soueraigne">sovereign</reg>, </l>
<l> Because he <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not let him have his <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">will</seg>:  </l>
<l> Much <reg orig="lesse">less</reg> is it <reg orig="lawfull">lawful</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a <reg orig="mans">man's</reg> <reg orig="owne"> own </reg> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>.  </l>
<l> If Baiazet had <reg orig="iniur'd">injured</reg> Selimus, </l>
<l> Or sought his death, or done him some abuse, </l>
<l> Then Selimus cause had been more <reg orig="tollerable">tolerable</reg>.  </l>
<l> But Baiazet did never <reg orig="iniure">injure</reg> him, </l>
<l> Nor sought his death, nor once abused him, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Vnlesse">Unless</reg> because he <reg orig="giues">gives</reg> him not the <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>, </l>
<l> Being the <reg orig="yoongest">youngest</reg> of his <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg>.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Gaue">Gave</reg> he not him an Empire <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his part, </l>
<l> The <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> Empire of great Trebisond?  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> if all things rightly be <reg orig="obseru'd">observed</reg>, </l>
<l> Selim had more than ever he <reg orig="deseru'd">deserved</reg>.  </l>
<l> I speak not this because I hate the prince, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg> I love <reg orig="yoong">young</reg> Selimus, </l>
<l> Better than either of his brethren.  </l>
<l> But <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> I owe <reg orig="alleagiance">allegiance</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my king, </l>
<l> And love him much <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="fauours">favours</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> much.  </l>
<l> Mustaffa, while old Baiazet doth live, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> be as true <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> him as <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> himself.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="L"><l> Why <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> Mustaffa, Hali and myself </l>
<l> Were never false unto his <reg orig="maiestie">majesty</reg>.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> father Hali died <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the field, </l>
<l> Against the Sophi, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> <reg orig="warres">wars</reg>.  </l>

<pb n="27"/>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> never be degenerate.  </l>
<l> Nor do <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> take part with prince Selimus, </l>
<l> Because <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> would depose old Baiazet, </l>
<l> But <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> because <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> would not Acomat </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> leads his life still <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="lasciuious">lascivious</reg> <reg orig="pompe">pomp</reg>, </l>
<l> Nor Corcut, though he be a man of <reg orig="woorth">worth</reg>, </l>
<l> Should be commander of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Empire.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> never saw his <reg orig="foe mans">foeman's</reg> face, </l>
<l> But <reg orig="alwaies">always</reg> slept <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> a Ladies lap, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> scant endure <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> lead a <reg orig="souldiers">soldiers</reg> life.  </l>
<l> And he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> never handled but his <reg orig="penne">pen</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> be <reg orig="vnskilfull">unskilful</reg> at the warlike lance.  </l>
<l> Indeed his <reg orig="wisedome">wisdom</reg> well may guide the <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> safe his predecessors got:  </l>
<l> But being <reg orig="giuen">given</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> peace as Corcut is, </l>
<l> He never <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> enlarge the Empire:  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> the rule and power over <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>, </l>
<l> Is only fit <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> valiant Selimus.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="D"><l> Princes, you know how <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> Baiazet </l>
<l> Hath honoured Mustaffa with his love.  </l>
<l> He <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> his daughter <reg orig="beautious">beauteous</reg> Solima, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be the <reg orig="soueraigne">sovereign</reg> <reg orig="mistresse">mistress</reg> of my thoughts.  </l>
<l> He made me <reg orig="captaine">captain</reg> of the <reg orig="Ianissaries">Janissaries</reg>, </l>
<l> And too <reg orig="vnnaturall">unnatural</reg> should Mustaffa be, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> rise against him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his dying age.  </l>
<l> Yet know, you warlike <reg orig="peere">peer</reg>, Mustaffa is </l>
<l> A <reg orig="loyall">loyal</reg> friend unto prince Selimus, </l>
<l> And ere his other brethren get the <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> his sake, I myself <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> pull them down.  </l>
<l> I love, I love them dearly, but the love </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> I do <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> unto my countries good, </l>
<l> Makes me a friend <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> noble Selimus, </l>
<l> Only let Baiazet while he doth live, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Enioy">Enjoy</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> peace the Turkish <reg orig="Diademe">Diadem</reg>.  </l>
<l> When he is dead, and <reg orig="layd">laid</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> quiet <reg orig="graue">grave</reg>, </l>
<l> Then none but Selimus <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="helpe">help</reg> shall have.  </l>
</sp>
<pb n="28"/>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Sound within.  A Messenger enters, Baiazet </l>
<l> awaketh. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="B"><l> How now Mustaffa, what <reg orig="newes">news</reg> have <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> there?  </l>
<l> Is Selim <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="Armes">Arms</reg> against me again?  </l>
<l> Or is the Sophi <reg orig="entred">entered</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> confines?  </l>
<l> Hath the <reg orig="A Egyptian">AEgyptian</reg> <reg orig="snatch'd">snatched</reg> his <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> again?  </l>
<l> Or have the <reg orig="vncontrolled">uncontrolled</reg> Christians </l>
<l> <reg orig="Vnsheath'd">Unsheathed</reg> their swords <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make more war <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>?  </l>
<l> Such <reg orig="newes">news</reg>, or none <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> come <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Baiazet.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="D"><l> My <reg orig="gratious">gracious</reg> Lord, here is an <reg orig="Embassador">Ambassador</reg> </l>
<l> Come from your <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> the <reg orig="Soldan">Sultan</reg> Acomat.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><l> From Acomat?  o let him enter <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> Enter Regian. </l>
</stage>
<l> <reg orig="Embassadour">Ambassador</reg>, how fares <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="louing">loving</reg> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="J"><l> <reg orig="Mightie">Mighty</reg> commander of the warlike Turks, </l>
<l> Acomat <reg orig="Souldane">Sultan</reg> of Amasia, </l>
<l> Greeteth your grace <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> me his messenger.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> He giues him a Letter. </l>
</stage>
<l> And gratulates your <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> good <reg orig="successe">success</reg>, </l>
<l> Wishing good fortune may befall you still.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><l> Mustaffa <reg orig="reade">read</reg>.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> He giues the letter to Mustaffa, and speakes the </l>
<l> rest to himself. </l>
</stage>
<l> Acomat <reg orig="craues">craves</reg> thy promise Baiazet, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> give the Empire <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> into his hands, </l>
<l> And make it sure <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy <reg orig="life time">lifetime</reg>.  </l>
<l> And thou shalt have it <reg orig="louely">lovely</reg> Acomat, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> I have been <reg orig="encombred">encumbered</reg> long <reg orig="inough,"> enough, </reg> </l>
<l> And vexed with the cares of kingly rule, </l>
<l> Now let the trouble of the Empire </l>
<l> Be buried <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="bosome">bosom</reg> of thy <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>.  </l>
<l> Ah Acomat, if thou have such a <reg orig="raigne">reign</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> full of sorrow as thy fathers was, </l>
<l> Thou wilt accurse the time, the day and <reg orig="houre">hour</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> thou was <reg orig="establish'd">established</reg> <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> Sound.  A Messenger from Corcut. </l>
</stage>
<pb n="29"/>
<l> Yet more <reg orig="newes">news</reg>?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="W"><l> Long live the <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> Emperor Baiazet, </l>
<l> Corcut the <reg orig="Soldan">Sultan</reg> of Magnesia, </l>
<l> Hearing of Selims <reg orig="worthie">worthy</reg> <reg orig="ouerthrow">overthrow</reg>, </l>
<l> And of the <reg orig="comming">coming</reg> of <reg orig="yoong">young</reg> Acomat, </l>
<l> Doth <reg orig="certifie">certify</reg> your <reg orig="maiestie">majesty</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> me, </l>
<l> How <reg orig="ioyfull">joyful</reg> he is of your <reg orig="victorie">victory</reg>.  </l>
<l> And <reg orig="therewithall">therewithal</reg> he humbly doth require </l>
<l> Your grace would do him <reg orig="iustice">justice</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his cause.  </l>
<l> His brethren both, <reg orig="vnworthie">unworthy</reg> such a father, </l>
<l> Do <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> the Empire while your grace doth live, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="vndirect">undirect</reg> sinister <reg orig="meanes">means</reg>.  </l>
<l> But Corcuts mind free from ambitious thoughts, </l>
<l> And trusting <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="goodnesse">goodness</reg> of his cause, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Ioyned">Joined</reg> unto your <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> tender love, </l>
<l> Only desires your grace should not <reg orig="inuest">invest</reg> </l>
<l> Selim nor Acomat, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="Diademe">Diadem</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> appertaineth unto him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> right, </l>
<l> But <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> yourself the while you live:  </l>
<l> And when it shall the great creator please, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Who</seg> hath the spirits of all men <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his hands, </l>
<l> Shall call your <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your latest home, </l>
<l> Then <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> he also sue <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> have his right.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Like</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> a ship <reg orig="sayling">sailing</reg> without <reg orig="starres">stars</reg>, </l>
<l> Whom <reg orig="waues">waves</reg> do <reg orig="tosse">toss</reg> one way and winds another, </l>
<l> Both without ceasing:  <reg orig="euen"> even </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> my <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> heart </l>
<l> Endures a combat betwixt love and right.  </l>
<l> The love I <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my <reg orig="deare">dear</reg> Acomat, </l>
<l> Commands me give my suffrage unto him, </l>
<l> But Corcuts title, being my eldest <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>, </l>
<l> Bids me recall my hand, and give it him.  </l>
<l> Acomat, he would have it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my life, </l>
<l> But gentle Corcut <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a <reg orig="louing">loving</reg> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>, </l>
<l> Desires me live and die an <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>, </l>
<l> And at my death bequeath my <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> him.  </l>
<l> Ah, Corcut thou I see <reg orig="lou'st">lovest</reg> me indeed, </l>

<pb n="30"/>
<l> Selimus sought <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> thrust me down <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> force, </l>
<l> And Acomat <reg orig="seekes">seeks</reg> the <reg orig="kingdome">kingdom</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my life, </l>
<l> And both of them are <reg orig="grieu'd">grieved</reg> thou <reg orig="liu'st">livest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> long.  </l>
<l> But Corcut <reg orig="numbreth">numbereth</reg> not my <reg orig="dayes">days</reg> as they, </l>
<l> O how much dearer <reg orig="loues">loves</reg> he me than they.  </l>
<l> Bassaes, how <reg orig="counsell">counsel</reg> you your <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="D"><l> My <reg orig="gratious">gracious</reg> Lord, myself <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> speak <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> all, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> all I know are minded as I am.  </l>
<l> Your <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> <reg orig="knowes">knows</reg> the <reg orig="Ianissaries">Janissaries</reg> love, </l>
<l> How <reg orig="firme">firm</reg> they <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="cleaue">cleave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your behest, </l>
<l> As well you might <reg orig="perceiue">perceive</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> sad fight, </l>
<l> When Selim set <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> your flight.  </l>
<l> Then <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> do all desire you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> knees, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> the <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> and <reg orig="scepter">sceptre</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> yourself.  </l>
<l> How <reg orig="grieuous">grievous</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> it be unto your thoughts, </l>
<l> If you should give the <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Acomat, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see the brethren disinherited, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> flesh their anger one <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> another, </l>
<l> And rend the bowels of this <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> <reg orig="raigne">reign</reg>.  </l>
<l> Suppose <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Corcut would be well content, </l>
<l> Yet <reg orig="thinkes">thinks</reg> your grace if Acomat were king, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> Selim ere long would <reg orig="ioine">join</reg> league with him?  </l>
<l> Nay he would <reg orig="breake">break</reg> from forth his Trebisond, </l>
<l> And waste the Empire all with fire and sword.  </l>
<l> Ah then too <reg orig="weake">weak</reg> would be <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> Acomat, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> stand against his brothers puissance, </l>
<l> Or <reg orig="saue">save</reg> himself from his enhanced hand.  </l>
<l> While Ismael and the <reg orig="cruell">cruel</reg> Persians, </l>
<l> And the great <reg orig="Soldane">Sultan</reg> of the Egyptians, </l>
<l> Would smile <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> force <reg orig="dismembred">dismembered</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg>, </l>
<l> Aye and perchance the neighbour Christians </l>
<l> Would take occasion <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> thrust out their heads.  </l>
<l> All this may be <reg orig="preuented">prevented</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> your grace, </l>
<l> If you <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Corcuts <reg orig="iust">just</reg> request, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> the <reg orig="kingdome">kingdom</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you while you live, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Meane time">Meanetime</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> your graces <reg orig="subiects">subjects</reg> are, </l>

<pb n="31"/>
<l> May make <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> strong, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="fortifie">fortify</reg> the man, </l>
<l> Whom at your death your grace shall <reg orig="chuse">choose</reg> as king.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><l> O how thou speakest ever <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> thyself, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Loyall">Loyal</reg> Mustaffa:  well were Baiazet </l>
<l> If all his <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg>, did <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> such love <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> him.  </l>
<l> Though <reg orig="loth">loath</reg> I am longer <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="weare">wear</reg> the <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>, </l>
<l> Yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> I see it is my <reg orig="subiects">subjects</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">will</seg>, </l>
<l> Once more <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> Baiazet be <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>.  </l>
<l> But <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> must send <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="pacifie">pacify</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>, </l>
<l> Or he <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="storme">storm</reg>, as <reg orig="earst">erst</reg> did Selimus.  </l>
<l> Come let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> go unto <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="councell">council</reg> Lord, </l>
<l> And there consider what is <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be done.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt All. </l>
<l> Enter Acomat, Regan, Visir, and his souldiers.  Acomat </l>
<l> must read a letter, and then renting it say: </l>
</stage>
<sp who="H"><l> Thus <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I rend the <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> from off thy head, </l>
<l> <reg orig="False hearted">False-hearted</reg> and <reg orig="iniurious">injurious</reg> Baiazet, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="mocke">mock</reg> thy <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="loued">loved</reg> thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="deare">dear</reg>.  </l>
<l> What?  <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> because the headstrong <reg orig="Ianissaries">Janissaries</reg> </l>
<l> Would not consent <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> honour Acomat, </l>
<l> And their base Bassaes <reg orig="vow'd">vowed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Selimus, </l>
<l> Thought me <reg orig="vnworthie">unworthy</reg> of the Turkish <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>, </l>
<l> Should he be <reg orig="rul'd">ruled</reg> and <reg orig="ouerrul'd">overruled</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> them, </l>
<l> Under pretence of keeping it himself, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> wipe me <reg orig="cleane">clean</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> ever being king?  </l>
<l> Doth he <reg orig="esteeme">esteem</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> much the Bassaes words, </l>
<l> And prize their <reg orig="fauour">favour</reg> at <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> high a rate, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="gratifie">gratify</reg> their <reg orig="stubborne">stubborn</reg> <reg orig="mindes">minds</reg>, </l>
<l> He casts away all care, and all respects </l>
<l> Of <reg orig="dutie">duty</reg>, promise, and religious <reg orig="oathes">oaths</reg>?  </l>
<l> Now <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the holy Prophet Mahomet, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Chiefe">Chief</reg> president and patron of the <reg orig="Turkes">Turks</reg>, </l>
<l> I <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="chalenge">challenge</reg> now my right <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="Armes">Arms</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="winne">win</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> sword <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> glorious <reg orig="dignitie">dignity</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> he <reg orig="iniuriously">injuriously</reg> <reg orig="detaines">detains</reg> from me.  </l>

<pb n="32"/>
<l> <reg orig="Haply">Happily</reg> he <reg orig="thinkes">thinks</reg> because <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Selimus </l>
<l> Rebutted <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> his warlike <reg orig="Ianissaries">Janissaries</reg>, </l>
<l> Was <reg orig="faine">fain</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="flie">fly</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="hast">haste</reg> from whence he came:  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> Acomat <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> his example <reg orig="mou'd">moved</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> fear <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> manage <reg orig="Armes">Arms</reg> against his sire.  </l>
<l> Or <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> my life forepassed <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> pleasures court, </l>
<l> Promises <reg orig="weake">weak</reg> resistance <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the fight:  </l>
<l> But he shall know <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I can <reg orig="vse">use</reg> my <reg orig="swoord">sword</reg>, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a <reg orig="lyon">lion</reg> <reg orig="seaze">seize</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> my <reg orig="praie">pray</reg>.  </l>
<l> If ever Selim <reg orig="mou'd">moved</reg> him heretofore, </l>
<l> Acomat <reg orig="meanes">means</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="mooue">move</reg> him ten times more.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><l> It were good your grace would <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Amasia, </l>
<l> And there increase your camp with fresh supply.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> Visir, I am impatient of <reg orig="delaie">delay</reg>, </l>
<l> And since my father hath <reg orig="incenst">incensed</reg> me thus, </l>
<l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> quench those kindled flames with his <reg orig="hart">heart</reg> blood.  </l>
<l> Not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>, but a most <reg orig="cruell">cruel</reg> foe, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> Acomat henceforth be unto him.  </l>
<l> March <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Natolia, there <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> begin </l>
<l> And make a preface <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> massacres.  </l>
<l> My nephew Mahomet <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Alemshae, </l>
<l> Departed lately from Iconium, </l>
<l> Is lodged there, and he shall be the first </l>
<l> Whom I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> sacrifice unto my wrath.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt All. </l>
<l> Enter the yoong Prince Mahomet, the Belierbey of </l>
<l> Natolia, and one or two souldiers. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="M"><l> Lord <reg orig="Gouernour">Governor</reg>, what think you best <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> do?  </l>
<l> If <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="receiue">receive</reg> the <reg orig="Souldaine">Sultan</reg> Acomat, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">Who</seg> knoweth not but his <reg orig="blood-thirstie">bloodthirsty</reg> <reg orig="swoord">sword</reg> </l>
<l> Shall be <reg orig="embowell'd">embowelled</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="country-men">countrymen</reg>.  </l>
<l> You know he is <reg orig="displeasde">displeased</reg> with Baiazet, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="rebell">rebel</reg>, as Selim did <reg orig="to fore">to-fore</reg>, </l>
<l> And would <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> God with Selims <reg orig="ouerthrow">overthrow</reg>.  </l>
<l> You know his <reg orig="angrie">angry</reg> heart hath <reg orig="vow'd">vowed</reg> <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> all the <reg orig="subiects">subjects</reg> of his fathers land.  </l>
</sp>
<pb n="33"/>
<sp who="N"><l> <reg orig="Yoong">Young</reg> prince, thy <reg orig="vncle">uncle</reg> <reg orig="seekes">seeks</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> have thy life, </l>
<l> Because <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> right the Turkish <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> is thine, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Saue">Save</reg> thou thyself <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> flight or otherwise, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> make resistance as <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> can.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Like</seg> an Armenian <reg orig="tygre">tiger</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> hath lost </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">Her</seg> <reg orig="loued">loved</reg> <reg orig="whelpes">whelps</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> <reg orig="raueth">raveth</reg> Acomat:  </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> must be <reg orig="subiects">subjects</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his rage, </l>
<l> But you may live <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> venge your citizens.  </l>
<l> Then <reg orig="flie">fly</reg> good prince before your <reg orig="vncle">uncle</reg> come.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><l> Nay good my Lord, never shall it be said </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> Mahomet the <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> of Alemshae, </l>
<l> Fled from his citizens <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> fear of death, </l>
<l> But I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="staie">stay</reg>, and <reg orig="helpe">help</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> fight <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> you, </l>
<l> And if you needs must die, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> die with you.  </l>
<l> And I among the rest with forward hand, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> <reg orig="helpe">help</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> kill a common <reg orig="enemie">enemy</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt All. </l>
<l> Enter Acomat, Visir, Regan, and the souldiers. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="H"><l> Now fair Natolia, shall thy stately <reg orig="walles">walls</reg> </l>
<l> Be <reg orig="ouerthrowne">overthrown</reg> and beaten <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the ground.  </l>
<l> My heart within me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg> still <reg orig="calles">calls</reg>.  </l>
<l> Why Baiazet, <reg orig="thought'st">thoughtest</reg> thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Acomat </l>
<l> Would put <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> such a monstrous <reg orig="iniurie">injury</reg>?  </l>
<l> Then had I brought my <reg orig="chiualrie">chivalry</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="vaine">vain</reg>, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> purpose <reg orig="drawne">drawn</reg> my conquering blade, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> now <reg orig="vnsheath'd">unsheathed</reg>, shall not be <reg orig="sheath'd">sheathed</reg> again, </l>
<l> Till it a world of bleeding <reg orig="soules">souls</reg> hath made.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Poore">Poor</reg> Mahomet, thou <reg orig="thought'st">thoughtest</reg> thyself too sure, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> thy strong <reg orig="citie">city</reg> of Iconium, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> plant thy Forces <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Natolia, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Weakned">Weakened</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> much before <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Selims <reg orig="swoord">sword</reg>.  </l>
<l> Summon a parley <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the citizens, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> they may hear the <reg orig="dreadfull">dreadful</reg> words I speak, </l>
<l> And die <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thought before they come <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="blowes">blows</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> All.  A parley Mahomet, Belierbey, and souldiers </l>
<l> on the walles. </l>
</stage>
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<sp who="M"><l> What <reg orig="craues">craves</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="vncle">uncle</reg> Acomat of <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Us</seg>?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> thou and all the <reg orig="citie">city</reg> <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> themselves, </l>
<l> Or <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="holie">holy</reg> rites of Mahomet </l>
<l> His wondrous tomb, and sacred Alcoran, </l>
<l> You all shall die:  and not a common death, </l>
<l> But <reg orig="euen"> even </reg> as monstrous as I can <reg orig="deuise">devise</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><l> <reg orig="Vncle">Uncle</reg>, if I may call you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> name, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> cruelly hunt <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> your <reg orig="nephewes">nephews</reg> blood, </l>
<l> You do <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> wrong thus <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> besiege <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="towne">town</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> never <reg orig="deseru'd">deserved</reg> such hatred at your hands, </l>
<l> Being your friends and kinsmen as <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> are.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> thou <reg orig="wrongst">wrongest</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> thou art my kinsman. </l>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><l> Why <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> I am thy nephew dost thou <reg orig="frowne">frown</reg>?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> Aye <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> thou art <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="neare">near</reg> unto the <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><l> Why <reg orig="vncle">uncle</reg> I <reg orig="resigne">resign</reg> my right <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee, </l>
<l> And all my title were it never <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> good.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> Wilt thou?  then know assuredly from me, </l>
<l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="seale">seal</reg> the resignation with thy blood:  </l>
<l> Though Alemshae thy father <reg orig="lou'd">loved</reg> me well, </l>
<l> Yet Mahomet thy <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> shall down <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> hell.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><l> Why <reg orig="vncle">uncle</reg> doth my life put you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> fear?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> It shall not nephew, since I have you here.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><l> When I am dead, <reg orig="mote">more</reg> <reg orig="hindrers">hinderers</reg> shalt thou <reg orig="finde">find</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> When one is cut off, the fewer are <reg orig="behinde">behind</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><l> Yet think the gods do <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> an <reg orig="equall">equal</reg> eye.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> Faith if they all were <reg orig="squint-ey'd">squint-eyed</reg>, what care I.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><l> Then Mahomet know <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> rather die, </l>
<l> Than <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Us</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> into a tyrants hand.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> Beshrew me but you be the wiser Mahomet, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> if I do but catch you boy <reg orig="aliue">alive</reg>, </l>
<l> It were better <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> you <reg orig="runne">run</reg> through Phlegiton.  </l>
<l> Sirs scale the <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>, and pull the <reg orig="caitiues">caitiffs</reg> down, </l>
<l> I give <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you the <reg orig="spoyle">spoil</reg> of all the <reg orig="towne">town</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Alarum.  Scale the walles.  Enter Acomat, Visir </l>
<l> and Regan, with Mahomet. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="H"><l> Now <reg orig="yoongster">youngster</reg>, you <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="brau'dst">bravedest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Us</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>,</l>

<pb n="35"/>
<l> And <reg orig="shooke">shook</reg> your plumed crest against <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> shield, </l>
<l> What wouldst thou give, or what wouldst thou not give, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> thou wert far <reg orig="inough"> enough </reg> from Acomat?  </l>
<l> How <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> the <reg orig="villaine">villain</reg> is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Baiazet?  </l>
<l> Well nephew <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> thy father <reg orig="lou'd">loved</reg> me well, </l>
<l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not <reg orig="deale">deal</reg> <reg orig="extreemly">extremely</reg> with his <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>:  </l>
<l> Then hear a <reg orig="briefe">brief</reg> compendium of thy death.  </l>
<l> Regan go cause a <reg orig="groue">grove</reg> of <reg orig="steelhead">steel-head</reg> <reg orig="speares">spears</reg>, </l>
<l> Be pitched <reg orig="thicke">thick</reg> under the castle wall, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> them let this <reg orig="youthfull">youthful</reg> <reg orig="captaine">captain</reg> fall.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><l> Thou shalt not fear me Acomat with death, </l>
<l> Nor <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I beg my pardon at thy hands.  </l>
<l> But as thou <reg orig="giu'st">givest</reg> me such a monstrous death, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> do I freely <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee my curse:  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exit Regan with Mahomet. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="H"><l> O, <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="serue">serve</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="fil">fill</reg> my fathers purse.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Alarum.  Enter a souldier with Zonara, sister </l>
<l> To Mahomet. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="O"><l> Ah pardon me <reg orig="deare">dear</reg> <reg orig="vncle">uncle</reg>, pardon me.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">No</seg> minion, you are too <reg orig="neare">near</reg> a kin <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="O"><l> If ever <reg orig="pitie">pity</reg> entered thy <reg orig="brest">breast</reg>, </l>
<l> Or ever thou wast <reg orig="touch'd">touched</reg> with <reg orig="womans">woman's</reg> love, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Sweete">Sweet</reg> <reg orig="vncle">uncle</reg> spare wretched Zonaras life.  </l>
<l> Thou once wast noted <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a quiet prince, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Soft-hearted">Softhearted</reg>, mild, and gentle as a <reg orig="lambe">lamb</reg>, </l>
<l> Ah do not <reg orig="prooue">prove</reg> a <reg orig="lyon">lion</reg> unto me.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> Why wouldst thou live, when Mahomet is dead?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="O"><l> Ah <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> slew Mahomet?  <reg orig="Vncle">Uncle</reg> did you?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> He <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> is <reg orig="prepar'd">prepared</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> do as much <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> you.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="O"><l> Dost thou not <reg orig="pitie">pity</reg> Alemshae <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> me?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> Yes <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> he wants <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> long thy <reg orig="companie">company</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="O"><l> Thou art not false <reg orig="groome">groom</reg> son <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Baiazet, </l>
<l> He would relent <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> hear a woman <reg orig="weepe">weep</reg>, </l>
<l> But thou wast borne <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="desart">desert</reg> Caucasus, </l>
<l> And the Hircanian <reg orig="tygres">tigers</reg> <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> thee <reg orig="sucke">suck</reg>, </l>
<l> Knowing thou wert a monster <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> themselves.  </l>
</sp>
<pb n="36"/>
<sp who="H"><l> Let you <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> thus <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> rate <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Us</seg>?  Strangle <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> They strangle her. </l>
</stage>
<l> Now <reg orig="scoure">scour</reg> the streets, and <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> not one <reg orig="aliue">alive</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="carrie">carry</reg> these sad <reg orig="newes">news</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Baiazet.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> all the citizens may dearly say, </l>
<l> This day was <reg orig="fatall">fatal</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Natolia.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt All. </l>
<l> Enter Baiazet, Mustaffa, and the Ianissaries. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="B"><l> Mustaffa, if my <reg orig="minde">mind</reg> <reg orig="deceiue">deceive</reg> me not, </l>
<l> Some strange misfortune is not far from me.  </l>
<l> I was not wont <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> tremble <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this sort.  </l>
<l> Methinks I <reg orig="feele">feel</reg> a cold run through my bones, </l>
<l> As if it <reg orig="hastned">hastened</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="surprize">surprise</reg> my heart, </l>
<l> Methinks some voice still whispereth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> </l>
<l> And bids me <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> take heed of Acomat.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="D"><l> It is but your <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> <reg orig="ouercharged">overcharged</reg> mind </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> feareth most the things it least desires.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Enter two souldiers with the Belierbey of Natolia in achaire, </l>
<l> and the bodie of Mahomet and Zonara, in two coffins. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="B"><l> Ah sweet Mustaffa, thou art much <reg orig="deceiu'd">deceived</reg>, </l>
<l> My <reg orig="minde">mind</reg> presages me some future <reg orig="harme">harm</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="loe">lo</reg> what <reg orig="dolefull">doleful</reg> <reg orig="exequie">exequy</reg> is here.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> <reg orig="chiefe">chief</reg> commander of Natolia?  </l>
<l> What <reg orig="caitiue">caitiff</reg> hand is it hath wounded thee?  </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> are these <reg orig="couered">covered</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="tomblack">tomb-black</reg> hearse?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="N"><l> These are thy <reg orig="nephewes">nephews</reg> <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> Baiazet, </l>
<l> The <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> and daughter of good Alemshae, </l>
<l> Whom <reg orig="cruell">cruel</reg> Acomat hath <reg orig="murdred">murdered</reg> thus.  </l>
<l> These eyes beheld, when from an <reg orig="ayrie">airy</reg> <reg orig="toure">tower</reg>, </l>
<l> They <reg orig="hurld">hurled</reg> the <reg orig="bodie">body</reg> of <reg orig="yoong">young</reg> Mahomet, </l>
<l> Whereas a band of armed <reg orig="souldiers">soldiers</reg>, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Receiued">Received</reg> him falling <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> their <reg orig="speares">spears</reg> sharp points.  </l>
<l> His sister <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> Zonara, </l>
<l> Entreating life and not obtaining it, </l>
<l> Was strangled <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> his barbarous <reg orig="souldiers">soldiers</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Baiazet fals in a sownd, and being recouered say: </l>
</stage>
<pb n="37"/>
<sp who="B"><l> O you <reg orig="dispencers">dispensers</reg> of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="haplesse">hapless</reg> breath, </l>
<l> Why do you glut your eyes, and take delight </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see sad pageants of <reg orig="mens">men's</reg> miseries?  </l>
<l> Wherefore have you <reg orig="prolong'd">prolonged</reg> my wretched life.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see my <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> my dearest Acomat, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> lift his hands against his fathers life?  </l>
<l> Ah Selimus, now do I pardon thee, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> thou <reg orig="did'st">didst</reg> set <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> me manfully, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="mou'd">moved</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> an occasion, though <reg orig="vniust">unjust</reg>.  </l>
<l> But Acomat, <reg orig="iniurious">injurious</reg> Acomat, </l>
<l> Is ten times more <reg orig="vnnaturall">unnatural</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Haplesse">Hapless</reg> Zonara, <reg orig="haplesse">hapless</reg> Mahomet, </l>
<l> The <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> remainder of my Alemshae, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">Which</seg> of you both shall Baiazet most <reg orig="waile">wail</reg>?  </l>
<l> Ah both of you are <reg orig="worthie">worthy</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="wailde">wailed</reg>.  </l>
<l> Happily dealt the froward fates with thee, </l>
<l> Good Alemshae, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> thou didst die <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> field, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> <reg orig="preuentedst">preventedest</reg> this sad spectacle, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Pitifull">Pitiful</reg> spectacle of sad <reg orig="dreeriment">dreariment</reg>, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Pitifull">Pitiful</reg> spectacle of <reg orig="dismall">dismal</reg> death, </l>
<l> But I have <reg orig="liu'd">lived</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see thee Alemshae, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> Tartar Pirates all <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="peeces">pieces</reg> <reg orig="torne">torn</reg>.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see <reg orig="yoong">young</reg> Selims disobedience.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see the death of Alemshaes <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> seed.  </l>
<l> And last of all <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see my Acomat </l>
<l> <reg orig="Prooue">Prove</reg> a rebellious <reg orig="enemie">enemy</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="N"><l> Ah cease your <reg orig="teares">tears</reg> <reg orig="vnhappie">unhappy</reg> <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="shead">shed</reg> not all <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> your <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> nephews death.  </l>
<l> Six thousand of true-hearted citizens </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> fair Natolia, Acomat hath <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg>:  </l>
<l> The channels run <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <reg orig="riuerets">riverets</reg> of blood, </l>
<l> And I <reg orig="escap'd">escaped</reg> with this <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> compande, </l>
<l> Bemangled and <reg orig="dismembred">dismembered</reg> as you see, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be the messenger of these sad <reg orig="newes">news</reg>.  </l>
<l> And now mine eyes fast swimming <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> pale death </l>
<l> Bids me <reg orig="resigne">resign</reg> my breath unto the <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg>, </l>

<pb n="38"/>
<l> Death stands before <reg orig="readie">ready</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> strike.  </l>
<l> Farewell <reg orig="deare">dear</reg> <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> and <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="losse">loss</reg>, </l>
<l> As ever thou dost hope <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="happinesse">happiness</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> He dies. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="B"><l> Auernus <reg orig="iawes">jaws</reg> and loathsome <reg orig="Ta enarus">Taenarus</reg>, </l>
<l> From whence the damned <reg orig="ghoasts">ghosts</reg> do often creep, </l>
<l> Back <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the world <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> punish wicked men.  </l>
<l> Black Demogorgon, grandfather of night, </l>
<l> Send out thy furies from thy <reg orig="firie">fiery</reg> hall, </l>
<l> The <reg orig="pitilesse">pitiless</reg> Erymnies <reg orig="arm'd">armed</reg> with <reg orig="whippes">whips</reg>, </l>
<l> And all the damned monsters of black hell, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="powre">pour</reg> their plagues <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> cursed Acomat.  </l>
<l> How shall I <reg orig="mourne">mourn</reg>, or <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">which</seg> way shall I <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="powre">pour</reg> my <reg orig="teares">tears</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> my dearest friends?  </l>
<l> Couldst thou endue false-hearted Acomat, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> kill thy nephew and thy sister thus, </l>
<l> And wound <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> death <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> valiant a Lord?  </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> you not you <reg orig="albeholding">all beholding</reg> <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg>, </l>
<l> Dart down <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> him your piercing lightning brand, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Enrold">Enrolled</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> sulphur, and consuming flames?  </l>
<l> Ah do not <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg>, Acomat is my <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>, </l>
<l> And may perhaps <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="counsell">counsel</reg> be <reg orig="reclaim'd">reclaimed</reg>, </l>
<l> And brought <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="filiall">filial</reg> obedience.  </l>
<l> Aga thou art a man of <reg orig="peirsant">prescient</reg> wit, </l>
<l> Go thou and <reg orig="talke">talk</reg> with my <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> Acomat, </l>
<l> And see if he <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> any way relent.  </l>
<l> Speak him fair Aga, least he kill thee too.  </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> my Lords <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>, and <reg orig="mourne">mourn</reg> <reg orig="a while">awhile</reg>, </l>
<l> Over these princes lamentable tombs.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt all. </l>
<l> Enter Acomat, Visir, Regan, and their </l>
<l> souldiers. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="H"><l> As Tityus <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="countrie">country</reg> of the dead, </l>
<l> With <reg orig="restlesse">restless</reg> cries doth call <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> high <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg> </l>
<l> The while the vulture tireth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his heart, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> Acomat, <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg> still <reg orig="gnawes">gnaws</reg> thy <reg orig="soule">soul</reg>.  </l>
<l> I think my <reg orig="souldiers">soldiers</reg> hands have been too slow,</l>

<pb n="39"/>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="sheading">shedding</reg> blood, and <reg orig="murthring">murthering</reg> innocents.  </l>
<l> I think my wrath hath been too patient, </l>
<l> Since <reg orig="ciuill">civil</reg> blood quencheth not out the flames </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> Baiazet hath kindled <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my heart.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><l> My <reg orig="gratious">gracious</reg> Lord, here is a messenger </l>
<l> Sent from your father the <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>. </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Enter Aga, and one with him. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="H"><l> Let him come <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>:  Aga what <reg orig="newes">news</reg> with you?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="P"><l> Great Prince, thy father <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> Baiazet, </l>
<l> Wonders your grace whom he did love <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> much, </l>
<l> And thought <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> <reg orig="possessour">possessor</reg> of the <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>, </l>
<l> Would thus requite his love with <reg orig="mortall">mortal</reg> hate, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> kill thy <reg orig="nephewes">nephews</reg> with <reg orig="reuenging">revenging</reg> sword, </l>
<l> And massacre his <reg orig="subiects">subjects</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> such sort.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> Aga, my father <reg orig="traitrous">traitorous</reg> Baiazet, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Detaines">Detains</reg> the <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> <reg orig="iniuriously">injuriously</reg> from me, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> have if all the world say nay.  </l>
<l> I am not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> the <reg orig="vnmanured">unmanured</reg> land, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <reg orig="answeres">answers</reg> not his honours <reg orig="greedie">greedy</reg> mind:  </l>
<l> I sow not seeds <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> the barren sand, </l>
<l> A thousand <reg orig="wayes">ways</reg> can Acomat soon <reg orig="finde">find</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="gaine">gain</reg> my <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">will</seg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> if I cannot <reg orig="gaine">gain</reg>, </l>
<l> Then purple blood my angry hands shall <reg orig="staine">stain</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="P"><l> Acomat, yet <reg orig="learne">learn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Selimus, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <reg orig="hastie">hasty</reg> purposes have hated <reg orig="endes">ends</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> Tush Aga, Selim was not wise <reg orig="inough"> enough </reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> set <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> the head at the first brunt:  </l>
<l> He should have done as I do <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> do, </l>
<l> Fill all the confines, with fire, sword, and blood.</l>
<l> <reg orig="Burne">Burn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> the fields, and <reg orig="ouerthrow">overthrow</reg> whole <reg orig="townes">towns</reg>, </l>
<l> And when he had <reg orig="endammaged">endamaged</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> way, </l>
<l> Then <reg orig="teare">tear</reg> the old man <reg orig="peecemeale">piecemeal</reg> with my teeth, </l>
<l> And colour my strong hands with his gore-blood.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="P"><l> O see my Lord, how fell ambition </l>
<l> <reg orig="Deceiues">Deceives</reg> your <reg orig="sences">senses</reg> and <reg orig="bewitcyes">bewitches</reg> you, </l>
<l> Could you <reg orig="vnkind">unkind</reg> <reg orig="performe">perform</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="foule">foul</reg> a deed, </l>

<pb n="40"/>
<l> As kill the man <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> first <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> life <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you?  </l>
<l> Do you not fear the peoples <reg orig="aduerse">adverse</reg> fame?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> It is the greatest <reg orig="glorie">glory</reg> of a king </l>
<l> When, though his <reg orig="subiects">subjects</reg> hate his wicked deeds </l>
<l> Yet are they <reg orig="forst">forced</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> them all with praise.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="P"><l> Whom fear <reg orig="constraines">constrains</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> praise their princes deeds, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> fear, <reg orig="eternall">eternal</reg> hatred <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> them feeds.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> He <reg orig="knowes">knows</reg> not how <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> sway the kingly mace, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="loues">loves</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be great <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his peoples grace:  </l>
<l> The surest ground <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> kings <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> build <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">upon</seg>, </l>
<l> Is <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="fear'd">feared</reg> and <reg orig="curst">cursed</reg> of <reg orig="euery one."> everyone. </reg>  </l>
<l> What though the world of nations me hate?  </l>
<l> Hate is peculiar <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> a princes state.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="P"><l> Where there is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> shame, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> care of holy law, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> faith, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="iustice">justice</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="integritie">integrity</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> state is full of <reg orig="mutabilitie">mutability</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> Bare faith, pure <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg>, <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> <reg orig="integritie">integrity</reg>, </l>
<l> Are ornaments fit <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a <reg orig="priuate">private</reg> man, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Beseemes">Beseems</reg> a prince <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> do all he can.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="P"><l> Yet know it is a sacrilegious <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">will</seg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="slaie">slay</reg> thy father were he never <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> ill.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> It is <reg orig="lawfull">lawful</reg> gray-beard <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> do <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> him, </l>
<l> What ought not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be done unto a father.  </l>
<l> Hath he not <reg orig="wip't">whipped</reg> me from the Turkish <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>?  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Preferr'd">Preferred</reg> he not the <reg orig="stubborne">stubborn</reg> <reg orig="Ianizaries">Janissaries</reg>, </l>
<l> And heard the Bassaes stout petitions, </l>
<l> Before he would give <reg orig="eare">ear</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my request?  </l>
<l> As sure as day, mine eyes shall never <reg orig="tast">taste</reg> <reg orig="sleepe">sleep</reg>, </l>
<l> Before my sword have <reg orig="riuen">riven</reg> his <reg orig="periur'd">perjured</reg> <reg orig="brest">breast</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="P"><l> Ah let me never live <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> day.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> Yes thou shalt live, but never see <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> day, </l>
<l> Wanting the tapers <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> should give thee light:  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> Puls out his eyes. </l>
</stage>
<l> Thou shalt not see <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> great <reg orig="felicitie">felicity</reg>, </l>
<l> When I shall rend out Baiazets <reg orig="dimme">dim</reg> eyes, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> his death install myself a king.  </l>
</sp>
<pb n="41"/>
<sp who="P"><l> Ah <reg orig="cruell">cruel</reg> tyrant and <reg orig="vnmercifull">unmerciful</reg>, </l>
<l> More <reg orig="bloodie">bloody</reg> than the Anthropomphagi, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> fill their hungry stomachs with <reg orig="mans">man's</reg> flesh.  </l>
<l> Thou <reg orig="shouldst">shouldest</reg> have <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg> me barbarous Acomat, </l>
<l> Not <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="comfortlesse">comfortless</reg> a life </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> live <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> earth, and never see the <reg orig="sunne">sun</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> Nay let him die <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="liueth">liveth</reg> at his ease, </l>
<l> Death would a wretched <reg orig="caitiue">caitiff</reg> greatly please.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="P"><l> And thinkst thou then <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> scape <reg orig="vnpuished">unpunished</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">No</seg> Acomat, though both mine eyes be gone, </l>
<l> Yet are my hands left <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> murther thee.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> It was well <reg orig="remembred">remembered</reg>:  Regan cut them off.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> They cut off his hands and give them Acomat. </l>
</stage>
<l> Now <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> sort go tell thy <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> if himself had but been <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy place, </l>
<l> I would have <reg orig="vs'd">used</reg> him <reg orig="crueller">crueler</reg> than thee:  </l>
<l> Here take thy hands:  I know thou <reg orig="lou'st">lovest</reg> them well.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Opens his bosome, and puts them in. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="H"><l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">Which</seg> hand is this? right? or left? canst thou tell?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="P"><l> I know not <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">which</seg> it is, but it is my hand.  </l>
<l> But o thou supreme architect of all, </l>
<l> First <reg orig="mouer">mover</reg> of those tenfold <reg orig="christall">crystal</reg> <reg orig="orbes">orbs</reg>, </l>
<l> Where all those <reg orig="mouing">moving</reg>, and <reg orig="vnmouing">unmoving</reg> eyes </l>
<l> Behold thy <reg orig="goodnesse">goodness</reg> <reg orig="euerlastingly">everlastingly</reg>:  </l>
<l> See, unto thee I lift these <reg orig="bloudie">bloody</reg> <reg orig="armes">arms</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> hands I have not <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> lift <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy <reg orig="iustice">justice</reg> dart thy <reg orig="smouldring">smouldering</reg> flame </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Upon</seg> the head of cursed Acomat.  </l>
<l> O <reg orig="cruell">cruel</reg> <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg> and <reg orig="iniurious">injurious</reg> fates, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Euen"> Even </reg> the last refuge of a wretched man, </l>
<l> Is <reg orig="tooke">took</reg> from me:  <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> how can Aga <reg orig="weepe">weep</reg>?  </l>
<l> Or <reg orig="ruine">ruin</reg> a brinish <reg orig="shew'r">shower</reg> of pearled <reg orig="teares">tears</reg>?  </l>
<l> Wanting the <reg orig="watry">watery</reg> <reg orig="cesternes">cisterns</reg> of his eyes?  </l>
<l> Come lead me back again <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Baiazet, </l>
<l> The <reg orig="wofullest">woefullest</reg>, and <reg orig="sadd'st">saddest</reg> <reg orig="Embassadour">Ambassador</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> ever was <reg orig="dispatch'd">despatched</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> any King.  </l>
</sp>
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<sp who="H"><l> Why <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg>, this <reg orig="musicke">music</reg> pleases Acomat.  </l>
<l> And would I had my <reg orig="doating">doting</reg> father here, </l>
<l> I would rip <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> his breast, and rend his heart, </l>
<l> Into his bowels thrust my angry hands, </l>
<l> As willingly, and with as good a mind, </l>
<l> As I could be the Turkish <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>.  </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="cleare">clear</reg> declining vault of <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, </l>
<l> Whither the <reg orig="soules">souls</reg> of dying men do flee, </l>
<l> Either I <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="dye">die</reg> the death myself, </l>
<l> Or make <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> old false <reg orig="faitour">fautor</reg> bleed his last.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> death <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> sorrow could unto me bring, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> Acomat might die the Turkish king.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt All. </l>
<l> Enter Baiazet, Mustaffa, Cali, Hali, and Aga led </l>
<l> by a souldier; who kneeling before Baiazet, </l>
<l> and holding his legs shall say: </l>
</stage>
<sp who="P"><l> Is this the <reg orig="bodie">body</reg> of my <reg orig="soueraigne">sovereign</reg>?  </l>
<l> Are these the sacred pillars <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> support </l>
<l> The image of true <reg orig="magnanimitie">magnanimity</reg>?  </l>
<l> Ah Baiazet, thy <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> false Acomat </l>
<l> Is full <reg orig="resolued">resolved</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> take thy life from thee:  </l>
<l> It is true, it is true, <reg orig="witnesse">witness</reg> these <reg orig="handlesse">handless</reg> <reg orig="armes">arms</reg>, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Witnesse">Witness</reg> these <reg orig="emptie">empty</reg> lodges of mine eyes, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Witnesse">Witness</reg> the gods <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> from the highest <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> </l>
<l> Beheld the tyrant with <reg orig="remorcelesse">remorseless</reg> heart, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Puld">Pulled</reg> out mine eyes, and cut off my <reg orig="weake">weak</reg> hands.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Witnesse">Witness</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> sun whose golden coloured <reg orig="beames">beams</reg> </l>
<l> Your eyes do see, but mine can never behold:  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Witnesse">Witness</reg> the earth <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> sucked <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> my blood, </l>
<l> Streaming <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="riuers">rivers</reg> from my <reg orig="tronked">trunked</reg> <reg orig="armes">arms</reg>.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Witnesse">Witness</reg> the present <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> he sends <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee, </l>
<l> Open my <reg orig="bosome">bosom</reg>, there you shall it see.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> Mustaffa opens his bosome and takes out </l>
<l> his hands. </l>
</stage>
<l> Those are the hands, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> Aga once did <reg orig="vse">use</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="tosse">toss</reg> the <reg orig="speare">spear</reg> and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a warlike gyre </l>

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<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> hurtle my sharpe sword about my head, </l>
<l> Those sends he <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="wofull">woeful</reg> <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>, </l>
<l> With purpose <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> cut thy hands from thee.  </l>
<l> Why is my <reg orig="soueraigne">sovereign</reg> silent all this while?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><l> Ah Aga, Baiazet <reg orig="faine">fain</reg> would speak <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee, </l>
<l> But <reg orig="sodaine">sudden</reg> sorrow eateth <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> my words.  </l>
<l> Baiazet Aga, <reg orig="faine">fain</reg> would <reg orig="weepe">weep</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thee, </l>
<l> But <reg orig="cruell">cruel</reg> sorrow drieth <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> my <reg orig="teares">tears</reg>.  </l>
<l> Baiazet Aga, <reg orig="faine">fain</reg> would die <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thee, </l>
<l> But <reg orig="griefe">grief</reg> hath <reg orig="weakned">weakened</reg> my <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> aged hands.  </l>
<l> How can he speak, whose tongue sorrow hath tide?  </l>
<l> How can he <reg orig="mourne">mourn</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> cannot <reg orig="shead">shed</reg> a <reg orig="teare">tear</reg>?  </l>
<l> How shall he live, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> full of <reg orig="miserie">misery</reg> </l>
<l> Calleth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> death, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not let him die?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="D"><l> Let women weep, let children <reg orig="powre">pour</reg> foot </l>
<l> And cowards spend the time <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="bootlesse">bootless</reg> <reg orig="mone">moan</reg>.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> load the earth with such a <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> <reg orig="hoast">host</reg> </l>
<l> Of <reg orig="Ianizaries">Janissaries</reg>, <reg orig="sterne-borne">stern-born</reg> <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> of Mars, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <reg orig="Pha eb">Phaeb</reg> shall <reg orig="flie">fly</reg> and hide him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="cloudes">clouds</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> fear <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="iauelins">javelins</reg> thrust him from his <reg orig="waine">wain</reg>.  </l>
<l> Old Aga was a Prince among your Lords, </l>
<l> His <reg orig="Councels">Councils</reg> <reg orig="alwaies">always</reg> were true oracles, </l>
<l> And shall he thus <reg orig="vnmanly">unmanly</reg> be <reg orig="misus'd">misused</reg>, </l>
<l> And he <reg orig="vnpunished">unpunished</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> did the deed?  </l>
<l> Shall Mahomet and <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> Zonaras <reg orig="ghoasts">ghosts</reg>, </l>
<l> And the good <reg orig="gouernour">governor</reg> of Natalia </l>
<l> Wander <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Stygian <reg orig="meadowes">meadows</reg> <reg orig="vnreueng'd">unrevenged</reg>?  </l>
<l> Good <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> stir <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> thy manly heart, </l>
<l> And send forth all thy warlike <reg orig="Ianizaries">Janissaries</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> chastise <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> rebellious Acomat.  </l>
<l> Thou <reg orig="knowst">knowest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> cannot fight without a guide, </l>
<l> And he must be one of the <reg orig="royall">royal</reg> blood, </l>
<l> Sprung from the <reg orig="loines">loins</reg> of <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> Ottoman, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> <reg orig="remaines">remains</reg> now, but <reg orig="yoong">young</reg> Selimus?  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> please your grace <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> pardon his offence, </l>
<l> And make him <reg orig="captaine">captain</reg> of the <reg orig="imperiall">imperial</reg> <reg orig="hoast">host</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
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<sp who="B"><l> Aye good Mustaffa, send <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> Selimus, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> I may be <reg orig="reueng'd">revenged</reg> I care not how, </l>
<l> The worst <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> can befall me is but death, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> would end my <reg orig="wofull">woeful</reg> <reg orig="miserie">misery</reg>.  </l>
<l> Selimus he must <reg orig="worke">work</reg> me this good <reg orig="turne">turn</reg>, </l>
<l> I cannot kill myself, he <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> do it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> me.  </l>
<l> Come Aga, thou and I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="weepe">weep</reg> the while:  </l>
<l> Thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thy eyes, and <reg orig="losse">loss</reg> of both thy hands, </l>
<l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the <reg orig="vnkindnesse">unkindness</reg> of my Acomat.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt All. </l>
<l> Enter Selimus, and a messenger with a letter </l>
<l> from Baiazet. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="A"><l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> fortune <reg orig="fauour">favour</reg> me yet once again?  </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> she thrust the cards into my hands?  </l>
<l> Well if I chance but once <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> get the <reg orig="decke">deck</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="deale">deal</reg> about and <reg orig="shufle">shuffle</reg> as I would:  </l>
<l> Let Selim never see the <reg orig="day-light">daylight</reg> spring, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Vnlesse">Unless</reg> I shuffle out myself a king.  </l>
<l> Friend let me see thy letter once again, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> I may read these reconciling lines.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> Reades the letter. </l>
</stage>
<l> Thou hast a pardon Selim granted thee.  </l>
<l> Mustaffa and the forward <reg orig="Ianizaries">Janissaries</reg> </l>
<l> Have sued <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy father Baiazet, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> thou mayst be their <reg orig="captaine">captain</reg> <reg orig="generall">general</reg> </l>
<l> Against the attempts of <reg orig="Souldane">Sultan</reg> Acomat.  </l>
<l> Why <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> is the thing <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> I requested most, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> I might once the <reg orig="imperiall">imperial</reg> <reg orig="armie">army</reg> <reg orig="leade">lead</reg>:  </l>
<l> And since it is <reg orig="offred">offered</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> willingly, </l>
<l> Beshrew me but I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> take their <reg orig="curtesie">courtesy</reg>.  </l>
<l> Soft let me see is there <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="policie">policy</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> entrap <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> Selimus <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this <reg orig="deuice">device</reg>?  </l>
<l> It may be <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> my father <reg orig="feares">fears</reg> me yet, </l>
<l> Least I should once again rise <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="armes">arms</reg>, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <reg orig="Anta eus">Antaeus</reg> <reg orig="queld">quelled</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Hercules, </l>
<l> Gather new forces <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> my <reg orig="ouerthrow">overthrow</reg>:  </l>

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<l> And therefore sends <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> me under pretence </l>
<l> Of this, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>:  but when he hath me there, </l>
<l> He <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> make me sure <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> putting him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> fear. </l>
<l> Distrust is good, when there is cause of distrust: </l>
<l> Read it again; perchance thou dost mistake.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> Reade. </l>
</stage>
<l> O, here is Mustaffas signet set thereto.  </l>
<l> Then Selim cast all foolish fear aside, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> he is a Prince <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="fauours">favours</reg> thy estate, </l>
<l> And hateth treason worse than death itself.  </l>
<l> And hardly can I think he could be brought </l>
<l> If there were treason <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> subscribe his name.  </l>
<l> Come friend, the cause requires <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> should be gone, </l>
<l> Now once again have at the Turkish throne.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt Both. </l>
<l> Enter Baiazet leading Aga, Mustaffa, </l>
<l> Hali, Cali, Selimus, the Ianizaries. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="B"><l> Come <reg orig="mournfull">mournful</reg> Aga, come and sit <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> me, </l>
<l> Thou hast been sorely <reg orig="grieu'd">grieved</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> Baiazet, </l>
<l> Good reason then <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> he should <reg orig="grieue">grieve</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thee.  </l>
<l> Give me thy arm, though thou hast lost thy hands, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="liu'st">livest</reg> as a <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> exile <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this light, </l>
<l> Yet hast thou <reg orig="wonne">won</reg> the heart of Baiazet.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="P"><l> Your graces words are <reg orig="verie"> very </reg> comfortable, </l>
<l> And well can Aga <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> his <reg orig="grieuous">grievous</reg> <reg orig="losse">loss</reg>, </l>
<l> Since it was <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> good a Princes sake.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> Father, if I may call thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> name, </l>
<l> Whose life I <reg orig="aim'd">aimed</reg> at with rebellious sword:  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> all <reg orig="humilitie">humility</reg> thy reformed <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>, </l>
<l> Offers himself into your graces hands, </l>
<l> And at your <reg orig="feete">feet</reg> <reg orig="laieth">layeth</reg> his <reg orig="bloodie">bloody</reg> sword, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> he <reg orig="aduanc'd">advanced</reg> against your <reg orig="maiestie">majesty</reg>.  </l>
<l> If my offence do <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> odious </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> I <reg orig="deserue">deserve</reg> not longer time <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> live, </l>
<l> Behold I open unto you my <reg orig="brest">breast</reg>, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Readie">Ready</reg> <reg orig="prepar'd">prepared</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> die at your command.  </l>

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<l> But if repentance <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="vnfained">unfeigned</reg> heart, </l>
<l> And sorrow <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> my <reg orig="grieuous">grievous</reg> crime <reg orig="forepast">forepassed</reg>, </l>
<l> May merit pardon at your princely hands, </l>
<l> Behold where <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> inglorious Selimus, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Upon</seg> his knees begs pardon of your grace.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><l> Stand <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> my son, I <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> hear thee speak, </l>
<l> But more, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> hear thou art <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> well <reg orig="reclaim'd">reclaimed</reg>.  </l>
<l> Thy crime was never <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> odious unto me, </l>
<l> But thy reformed life and humble thoughts,  </l>
<l> Are thrice as pleasing <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my aged spirit.  </l>
<l> Selim <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> here pronounce thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">will</seg>, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Chiefe">Chief</reg> <reg orig="generall">general</reg> of the warlike <reg orig="Ianizaries">Janissaries</reg>.  </l>
<l> Go lead them out against false Acomat, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> hath <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="grieuously">grievously</reg> <reg orig="rebell'd">rebelled</reg> against me.  </l>
<l> Spare him not Selim, though he be my <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>, </l>
<l> Yet do I now <reg orig="cleane">clean</reg> disinherit him, </l>
<l> As common enemy <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me and mine.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> May Selim live <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="shew">show</reg> how <reg orig="dutifull">dutiful</reg> </l>
<l> And <reg orig="louing">loving</reg> he <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> be <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Baiazet.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> now doth fortune smile <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> me again,  </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> regard of former <reg orig="iniuries">injuries</reg>, </l>
<l> Offer me millions of Diadems:  </l>
<l> I smile <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see how <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> the good old man, </l>
<l> Thinks Selims thoughts are <reg orig="broght">brought</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> such an <reg orig="ebbe">ebb</reg> </l>
<l> As he hath cast off all ambitious hope. </l>
<l> But soon shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> opinion be <reg orig="remou'd">removed</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> if I once get mongst the <reg orig="Ianizars">Janissaries</reg>, </l>
<l> Then <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> my head the golden <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> shall sit.  </l>
<l> Well Baiazet, I fear me thou wilt <reg orig="greeue">grieve</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> ever thou didst thy faining <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> <reg orig="beleeue">believe</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exit Selim, with all the rest saue Baiazet </l>
<l> and Aga. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="B"><l> Now Aga, all the <reg orig="thoghts">thoughts</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> troubled me, </l>
<l> Do rest within the centre of my heart, </l>
<l> And thou shalt shortly <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg> as much with me, </l>
<l> Then Acomat <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Selims consuming sword </l>

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<l> Shall <reg orig="leese">lease</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="ghoast">ghost</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> made thee loose thy sight.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="P"><l> Ah Baiazet, Aga <reg orig="lookes">looks</reg> not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg>, </l>
<l> But <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="powre">pour</reg> out his <reg orig="praiers">prayers</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> Acomat may <reg orig="learne">learn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Selimus, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> himself <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his fathers grace.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Sound within</l>
</stage>
<sp who="X"><l> long live Selimus <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> </l>
<l> of <reg orig="Turkes">Turks</reg>. </l>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><l> How now, what <reg orig="sodaine">sudden</reg> triumph have <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> here?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="D"><l> Ah <reg orig="gratious">gracious</reg> Lord, the <reg orig="captaines">captains</reg> of the <reg orig="hoste">host</reg>, </l>
<l> With one assent have <reg orig="crown'd">crowned</reg> Prince Selimus, </l>
<l> And here he comes with all the <reg orig="Ianizaries">Janissaries</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="craue">crave</reg> his confirmation at thy hands.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Enter Cali Bassa, Selimus, Hali Bassa, Sinam, </l>
<l> and the Ianizaries. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="F"><l> Baiazet, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> the <reg orig="captaines">captains</reg> of thy <reg orig="hoast">host</reg>, </l>
<l> Knowing thy <reg orig="weake">weak</reg> and too <reg orig="vnwildie">unwieldy</reg> age, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Vnable">Unable</reg> is longer <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="gouerne">govern</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>:  </l>
<l> Have chosen Selimus thy <reg orig="yoonger">younger</reg> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> he may be <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> leader and <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> guide, </l>
<l> Against the Sophi and his Persians, </l>
<l> Against the victorious <reg orig="Soldane">Sultan</reg> Tonumbey.  </l>
<l> There wants but thy consent, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> have, </l>
<l> Or hew thy <reg orig="bodie">body</reg> <reg orig="peece-meale">piecemeal</reg> with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> swords.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><l> Needs must I give, what is <reg orig="alreadie">already</reg> gone.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> He takes off his crowne. </l>
</stage>
<l> Here Selimus, thy father Baiazet </l>
<l> <reg orig="Weeried">Wearied</reg> with cares <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="wayt">wait</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> a king, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Resignes">Resigns</reg> the <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> as willingly <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee, </l>
<l> As ever my father <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> it unto me.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Sets it on his head. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="X"><l> Long live Selimus <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> of <reg orig="Turkes">Turks</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><l> Live thou a long and a victorious <reg orig="raigne">reign</reg>, </l>
<l> And be triumpher of thine enemies, </l>
<l> Aga and I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Dimoticum, </l>
<l> And live <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> peace the remnant of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="dayes">days</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exit Baiazet and Aga. </l>
</stage>
<pb n="48"/>
<sp who="A"><l> Now sit I <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> the <reg orig="arme-strong">arm-strong</reg> son of <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg>, </l>
<l> When after he had all his monsters <reg orig="quell'd">quelled</reg> </l>
<l> He was <reg orig="receiu'd">received</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> mongst the gods, </l>
<l> And had fair Hebe <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his <reg orig="louely">lovely</reg> bride.  </l>
<l> As many labours Selimus hath had, </l>
<l> And now at length attained <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>, </l>
<l> This is my Hebe, and this is my <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>.  </l>
<l> Baiazet goeth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Dimoticum, </l>
<l> And there he purposes <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> live at ease, </l>
<l> But Selimus, as long as he is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> earth, </l>
<l> Thou shalt not sleep <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> rest without some <reg orig="broyle">broil</reg>. </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> Baiazet is <reg orig="vnconstant">unconstant</reg> as the <reg orig="winde">wind</reg>:  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> make <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> sure I have a <reg orig="platforme">platform</reg> laid.  </l>
<l> Baiazet hath with him a cunning <reg orig="Iew">Jew</reg>, </l>
<l> Professing <reg orig="phisicke">physic</reg>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="skill'd">skilled</reg> therein, </l>
<l> As if he had <reg orig="pow'r">power</reg> over life and death.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Withall">Withal</reg>, a man <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> stout and resolute, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> he <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> venture anything <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> gold.  </l>
<l> This <reg orig="Iew">Jew</reg> with some intoxicated <reg orig="drinke">drink</reg>, </l>
<l> Shall <reg orig="poyson">poison</reg> Baiazet and <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> blind Lord, </l>
<l> Then one of <reg orig="Hydraes">Hydras</reg> heads is <reg orig="cleane">clean</reg> cut off.  </l>
<l> Go some and fetch Abraham the <reg orig="Iew">Jew</reg>.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exit one for Abraham. </l>
</stage>
<l> Corcut, thy pageant next is <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="plaid">played</reg>. </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> though he be a <reg orig="graue">grave</reg> Philosopher, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Giuen">Given</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> read <reg orig="Mahomets">Mahomet's</reg> dread <reg orig="lawes">laws</reg>, </l>
<l> And Razins <reg orig="toyes">toys</reg>, and Auicemaes <reg orig="drugges">drugs</reg>,  </l>
<l> Yet he may have a longing <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>.  </l>
<l> Besides, he may <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="diuellish">devilish</reg> <reg orig="Negromancie">Nigromancy</reg> </l>
<l> Procure my death, or <reg orig="worke">work</reg> my <reg orig="ouerthrow">overthrow</reg>, </l>
<l> The <reg orig="diuell">devil</reg> still is <reg orig="readie">ready</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> do <reg orig="harme">harm</reg>.  </l>
<l> Hali, you and your brother presently </l>
<l> Shall with an <reg orig="armie">army</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Magnesia, </l>
<l> There you shall find the <reg orig="scholler">scholar</reg> at his <reg orig="booke">book</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="hear'st">hearest</reg> thou Hali?  strangle him.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt Hali, and Cali. </l>
</stage>
<pb n="49"/>
<l> Corcut once dead, then Acomat <reg orig="remaines">remains</reg>, </l>
<l> Whose death <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> make me <reg orig="certaine">certain</reg> of the <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>.  </l>
<l> These heads of Hydra are the <reg orig="principall">principal</reg>, </l>
<l> When these are off, some other <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> arise, </l>
<l> As Amurath and Aladin, <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Acomat, </l>
<l> My sister Solyma, Mustaffaes wife, </l>
<l> All these shall suffer <reg orig="shipwrack">shipwreck</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> a <reg orig="shelfe">shelf</reg>, </l>
<l> Rather than Selim <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> be <reg orig="drown'd">drowned</reg> himself.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> Enter Abraham the Iew. </l>
</stage>
<l> <reg orig="Iew">Jew</reg> thou art welcome unto Selimus, </l>
<l> I have a piece of <reg orig="seruice">service</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> you sir, </l>
<l> But <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> your life be secret <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the deed.  </l>
<l> Get a strong <reg orig="poyson">poison</reg>, whose <reg orig="enuenom'd">envenomed</reg> taste </l>
<l> May take away the life of Baiazet, </l>
<l> Before he <reg orig="passe">pass</reg> forth of Bizantium.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="Q"><l> I warrant you my <reg orig="gratious">gracious</reg> <reg orig="soueraigne">sovereign</reg>, </l>
<l> He shall be quickly sent unto his <reg orig="graue">grave</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> I have potions of <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> strong a force, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <reg orig="whosoeuer"> whosoever </reg> touches them shall die.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> Speakes aside. </l>
</stage>
<l> And would your grace would once but <reg orig="tast">taste</reg> of them </l>
<l> I could as willingly <reg orig="affoord">afford</reg> them you,  </l>
<l> As your aged father Baiazet.  </l>
<l> My Lord, I am <reg orig="resolu'd">resolved</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> do the deed.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exit.  Abraham. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="A"><l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> this is well:  <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> I am none of those </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> make a conscience <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> kill a man.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> nothing is more <reg orig="hurtfull">hurtful</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> a Prince, </l>
<l> Than <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be scrupulous and religious.  </l>
<l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">like</seg> Lysanders <reg orig="counsell">counsel</reg> passing well, </l>
<l> If <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I cannot speed with <reg orig="lyons">lions</reg> force, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="cloath">cloth</reg> my complots <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a foxes skin.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> the only things <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> wrought <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="Empirie">Empery</reg>, </l>
<l> Were open wrongs, and hidden <reg orig="trecherie">treachery</reg>.  </l>
<l> O, they are two wings wherewith I <reg orig="vse">use</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="flie">fly</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="soare">soar</reg> above the common sort.  </l>

<pb n="50"/>
<l> If any <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> wrongs <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="remedie">remedy</reg>, </l>
<l> With these I take his meditation short, </l>
<l> And one of these shall still <reg orig="maintaine">maintain</reg> my cause, </l>
<l> Or foxes skin, or lions rending <reg orig="pawes">paws</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt All. </l>
<l> Enter Baiazet, Aga, in mourning clokes, </l>
<l> Abraham the Iew with a cup. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="B"><l> Come Aga, let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> sit and <reg orig="mourne">mourn</reg> <reg orig="a while">awhile</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> fortune never <reg orig="shew'd">showed</reg> herself <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="crosse">cross</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> any Prince as <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> Baiazet.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> <reg orig="wofull">woeful</reg> <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> first of my name, </l>
<l> Whom the Tartarians locked <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> cage, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be a spectacle <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> all the world, </l>
<l> Was ten times happier than I am.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> Tamberlaine the scourge of nations, </l>
<l> Was he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="puld">pulled</reg> him from his <reg orig="kingdome">kingdom</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg>.  </l>
<l> But mine <reg orig="owne"> own </reg> <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg>, <reg orig="expell">expel</reg> me from the throne, </l>
<l> Ah where shall I begin <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make my <reg orig="mone">moan</reg>.  </l>
<l> Or what shall I first <reg orig="recken">reckon</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my plaint, </l>
<l> From my youth <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> I have been <reg orig="drown'd">drowned</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> woe, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my latest <reg orig="houre">hour</reg> I shall be <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg>.  </l>
<l> You swelling seas of never ceasing care, </l>
<l> Whose <reg orig="waues">waves</reg> my weather-beaten ship do <reg orig="tosse">toss</reg>, </l>
<l> Your <reg orig="boystrous">boisterous</reg> <reg orig="billowes">billows</reg> too <reg orig="vnruly">unruly</reg> are </l>
<l> And threaten still my <reg orig="ruine">ruin</reg> and my <reg orig="losse">loss</reg>:  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Like</seg> <reg orig="hugie">huge</reg> <reg orig="mountaines">mountains</reg> do your waters <reg orig="reare">rear</reg>, </l>
<l> Their <reg orig="loftie">lofty</reg> <reg orig="toppes">tops</reg>, and my <reg orig="weake">weak</reg> <reg orig="vessell">vessel</reg> <reg orig="crosse">cross</reg>.  </l>
<l> Alas at length <reg orig="allaie">allay</reg> your <reg orig="stormie">stormy</reg> strife, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="cruell">cruel</reg> wrath within me rages rife.  </l>
<l> Or else my feeble <reg orig="barke">bark</reg> cannot endure, </l>
<l> Your flashing buffets and <reg orig="outragious">outrageous</reg> <reg orig="blowes">blows</reg>, </l>
<l> But while thy <reg orig="foamie">foamy</reg> <reg orig="floud">flood</reg> doth it immure, </l>
<l> Shall soon be <reg orig="wrackt">wracked</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> the <reg orig="sandie">sandy</reg> <reg orig="shallowes">shallows</reg>.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Griefe">Grief</reg> my <reg orig="leaud">lewd</reg> <reg orig="boat-swaine">boatswain</reg> stirreth nothing sure, </l>
<l> But without stars against tide and wind he <reg orig="rowes">rows</reg>, </l>
<l> And cares not though <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> some rock <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> split,  </l>

<pb n="51"/>
<l> A <reg orig="restlesse">restless</reg> pilot <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the charge <reg orig="vnfit">unfit</reg>.  </l>
<l> But out <reg orig="alasse">alas</reg>, the god <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> vales the sea, </l>
<l> And can alone this raging tempest stent, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> never blow a gentle gale of ease, </l>
<l> But suffer my <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> <reg orig="vessell">vessel</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be rent.  </l>
<l> Then o thou blind procurer of mischance, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="staist">stayest</reg> thyself <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> a turning <reg orig="wheele">wheel</reg>, </l>
<l> Thy cruel hand <reg orig="euen"> even </reg> when thou wilt enhance, </l>
<l> And pierce my <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> <reg orig="hart">heart</reg> with thy chrillant <reg orig="steele">steel</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="P"><l> Cease Baiazet, now it is Agas <reg orig="turne">turn</reg>, </l>
<l> Rest thou a while and gather <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> more <reg orig="teares">tears</reg>, </l>
<l> The while <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> Aga tell his <reg orig="Tragedie">Tragedy</reg>.  </l>
<l> When first my mother brought me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the world, </l>
<l> Some blazing Comet ruled <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="skie">sky</reg>, </l>
<l> Portending miserable chance <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me.  </l>
<l> My parents were but men of <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> estate, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="happie">happy</reg> yet had wretched Aga been, </l>
<l> If Baiazet had not exalted him.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Poore">Poor</reg> Aga, had it not been much more fair, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> have died among the <reg orig="cruell">cruel</reg> Persians, </l>
<l> Than thus at home <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> barbarous <reg orig="tyrannie">tyranny</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> live and never see the <reg orig="cheerfull">cheerful</reg> day, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> want hands wherewith <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="feele">feel</reg> the way.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><l> <reg orig="Leaue">Leave</reg> weeping Aga, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> have wept <reg orig="inough,"> enough, </reg> </l>
<l> Now Baiazet <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> ban another while, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="vtter">utter</reg> curses <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="concaue">concave</reg> <reg orig="skie">sky</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> may infect the regions of the <reg orig="ayre">air</reg>, </l>
<l> And bring a <reg orig="generall">general</reg> plague <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> all the world.  </l>
<l> Night thou most <reg orig="antient">ancient</reg> grandmother of all, </l>
<l> First made <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> rest and quiet <reg orig="sleepe">sleep</reg>, </l>
<l> When cheerful day is <reg orig="gon">gone</reg> from the earths wide hall.  </l>
<l> Henceforth thy mantle <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="blak">black</reg> Lethe <reg orig="sleepe">sleep</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="cloath">cloth</reg> the world <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="darknesse">darkness</reg> <reg orig="infernall">infernal</reg>.  </l>
<l> Suffer not once the <reg orig="ioyfull">joyful</reg> <reg orig="dailight">daylight</reg> <reg orig="peepe">peep</reg>, </l>
<l> But let thy <reg orig="pitchie">pitchy</reg> steeds aye draw thy <reg orig="waine">wain</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="coaleblack">coal-black</reg> silence <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the world still <reg orig="raigne">reign</reg>.  </l>

<pb n="52"/>
<l> Curse <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> my parents <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> first brought me <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg>, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the cradle wherein I was <reg orig="rockt">rocked</reg>, </l>
<l> Curse <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the day when first I was created </l>
<l> The <reg orig="chiefe">chief</reg> commander of all Asia.  </l>
<l> Curse <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> my <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="driue">drive</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> this <reg orig="griefe">grief</reg>, </l>
<l> Curse <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> myself <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> can <reg orig="finde">find</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="reliefe">relief</reg>, </l>
<l> And curse <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> him, an <reg orig="euerlasting">everlasting</reg> curse, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="quench'd">quenched</reg> those <reg orig="lampes">lamps</reg> of <reg orig="euerburning">ever-burning</reg> light, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="tooke">took</reg> away my Agas warlike hands.  </l>
<l> And curse <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> all things under the wide <reg orig="skie">sky</reg>, </l>
<l> Ah Aga, I have <reg orig="curst">cursed</reg> my <reg orig="stomacke">stomach</reg> <reg orig="drie">dry</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="Q"><l> I have a <reg orig="drinke">drink</reg> my Lords of noble worth, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> soon <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="calme">calm</reg> your <reg orig="stormie">stormy</reg> passions, </l>
<l> And glad your hearts if <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> you please <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> taste it.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> art thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> thus dost <reg orig="pitie">pity</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="Q"><l> Your <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> humble <reg orig="seruant">servant</reg> Abraham.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><l> Abraham sit down and drink <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Baiazet.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="Q"><l> Faith I am old as well as Baiazet, </l>
<l> And have not many months <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> live <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> earth, </l>
<l> I care not much <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> end my life with him.  </l>
<l> Here is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you Lordings with a full carouse.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> He drinkes. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="B"><l> Here Aga, <reg orig="wofull">woeful</reg> Baiazet <reg orig="drinkes">drinks</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee.  </l>
<l> Abraham, hold the cup <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> him while he <reg orig="drinkes">drinks</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="Q"><l> Now know old Lords, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> you have drunk your last:  </l>
<l> This was a potion <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> I did prepare </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="poyson">poison</reg> you, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Selimus instigation, </l>
<l> And now it is dispersed through my bones, </l>
<l> And glad I am <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> such companions </l>
<l> Shall go with me down <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Proserpina.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> He dies. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="B"><l> Ah wicked <reg orig="Iew">Jew</reg>, ah cursed Selimus, </l>
<l> How have the <reg orig="destins">destinies</reg> dealt with Baiazet, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> none should cause my death but mine own son?  </l>
<l> Had Ismael and his warlike Persians </l>
<l> Pierced my <reg orig="bodie">body</reg> with their iron <reg orig="speares">spears</reg>, </l>

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<l> Or had the strong <reg orig="vnconquer'd">unconquered</reg> Tonumbey </l>
<l> With his Aegyptians <reg orig="tooke">took</reg> me prisoner, </l>
<l> And sent me with his valiant Mammalukes, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be <reg orig="praie">pray</reg> unto the <reg orig="Crocodilus">Crocodiles</reg>.  </l>
<l> It never would have <reg orig="grieu'd">grieved</reg> me <reg orig="halfe">half</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> much.  </l>
<l> But welcome death into whose <reg orig="calmie">calmy</reg> port, </l>
<l> My sorrow-beaten <reg orig="soule">soul</reg> <reg orig="ioyes">joys</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="arriue">arrive</reg>.  </l>
<l> And now farewell my disobedient <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg>, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Vnnaturall">Unnatural</reg> <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> <reg orig="vnworthie">unworthy</reg> of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> name.  </l>
<l> Farewell <reg orig="sweete">sweet</reg> life, and Aga now farewell, </l>
<l> Till <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> shall <reg orig="meete">meet</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the Elysian fields.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> He dies. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="P"><l> What greater <reg orig="griefe">grief</reg> had mournful Priamus, </l>
<l> Than <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> he <reg orig="liu'd">lived</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see his Hector die, </l>
<l> His <reg orig="citie">city</reg> burnt down <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="reuenging">revenging</reg> flames, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> Polites <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg> before his face?  </l>
<l> Aga, thy <reg orig="griefe">grief</reg> is matchable <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> I have <reg orig="liu'd">lived</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see my <reg orig="soueraignes">sovereigns</reg> death, </l>
<l> Yet glad <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I must breath my last with him.  </l>
<l> And now farewell sweet light, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> my <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> eyes </l>
<l> These twice six <reg orig="moneths">months</reg> never did behold:  </l>
<l> Aga <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> follow noble Baiazet, </l>
<l> And beg a <reg orig="boone">boon</reg> of <reg orig="louely">lovely</reg> Proserpine, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> he and I may <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="mournfull">mournful</reg> fields, </l>
<l> Still <reg orig="weepe">weep</reg> and <reg orig="waile">wail</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> strange calamities.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> He dies </l>
<l> Enter Bullithrumble, the shepheard running in hast, </l>
<l> and laughing to himself. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="R"><l> Ha, ha, ha, married quoth you?  Marry and Bullithrumble </l>
<l> were <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> begin the world again, I would set a tap abroach, </l>
<l> and not live <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> daily fear of the breach of my <reg orig="wiues">wives</reg> ten <reg orig="commandemens">commandments</reg>. </l>
<l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> tell you what, I thought myself as proper a </l>
<l> fellow at wasters, as any <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> all <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> village, and yet when my wife </l>
<l> begins <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="plaie">play</reg> <reg orig="clubbes">clubs</reg> <reg orig="trumpe">trump</reg> with me, I am <reg orig="faine">fain</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> sing:  </l>
<l> What hap had I <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> marry a shrew, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> she hath <reg orig="giuen">given</reg> me many a blow, </l>

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<l> And how <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> please <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> alas I do not know.  </l>
<l> From <reg orig="morne">morn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="euen">even</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="toong">tongue</reg> never lies, </l>
<l> Sometime she laughs, sometime she cries:  </l>
<l> And I can scarce keep <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> talents from my <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg>.  </l>
<l> When from abroad I do come <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>, </l>
<l> Sir <reg orig="knaue">knave</reg> she cries, where have you been?  </l>
<l> Thus please, or displease, she <reg orig="laies">lays</reg> it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> my skin.  </l>
<l> Then do I crouch, then do I <reg orig="kneele">kneel</reg>, </l>
<l> And wish my cap were <reg orig="furr'd">furred</reg> with <reg orig="steele">steel</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> the blows <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> my <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> head doth <reg orig="feele">feel</reg>.  </l>
<l> But <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> sir Iohn beshrew thy <reg orig="hart">heart</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> thou hast <reg orig="ioynd">joined</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> cannot part, </l>
<l> And I <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> <reg orig="foole">fool</reg>, must ever <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> the smart.  </l>
<l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> tell you what, this morning while I was making me <reg orig="readie">ready</reg>, </l>
<l> she came with a holly wand, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="blest">blessed</reg> my shoulders <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I </l>
<l> was <reg orig="faine">fain</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="runne">run</reg> through a whole Alphabet of faces: now at </l>
<l> the last seeing she was <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> cramuk with me, I began <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="sweare">swear</reg> all </l>
<l> the <reg orig="crisse crosse">crisscross</reg> row over, beginning at great A, <reg orig="litle">little</reg> a, till I  cam </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> w, x, y.  And snatching <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> my <reg orig="sheephooke">sheep-hook</reg>, and my bottle and </l>
<l> my bag, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a desperate fellow <reg orig="ranne">ran</reg> away, and here now I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> sit </l>
<l> down and <reg orig="eate">eat</reg> my <reg orig="meate">meat</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> While he is eating, Enter Corcut and his Page, </l>
<l> disguised like mourners. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="S"><l> O <reg orig="hatefull">hateful</reg> hellish snake of Tartary, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> feedest <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the <reg orig="soule">soul</reg> of noblest men, </l>
<l> Damned ambition, cause of all <reg orig="miserie">misery</reg>, </l>
<l> Why dost thou creep from out thy loathsome fen, </l>
<l> And with thy <reg orig="poyson">poison</reg> animatest friends, </l>
<l> And gape and long one <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the others ends.  </l>
<l> Selimus, couldst thou not content thy mind, </l>
<l> With the possession of the sacred throne, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> thou didst get <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> fathers death <reg orig="vnkind">unkind</reg>:  </l>
<l> Whose <reg orig="poison'd">poisoned</reg> ghost before high God doth <reg orig="grone">groan</reg>.  </l>
<l> But thou must <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> Corcuts <reg orig="ouerthrow">overthrow</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> never <reg orig="iniured">injured</reg> thee, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg>, nor <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg>?  </l>

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<l> Old Halies <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> with two great <reg orig="companie">company</reg> </l>
<l> Of barded horse, were sent from Selimus, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> take me prisoner <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Magnesia, </l>
<l> And death I am sure should have befell <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me, </l>
<l> If they had once but set their eyes <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> me.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> thus disguised my <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> Page and I, </l>
<l> Fled fast <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Smirna, where <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a <reg orig="darke">dark</reg> <reg orig="caue">cave</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> meant <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> await the <reg orig="arriuall">arrival</reg> of some ship </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> might <reg orig="transfreit">transfrete</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> safely unto Rhodes.  </l>
<l> But see how fortune <reg orig="crost">crossed</reg> my enterprise.  </l>
<l> Bostangi Bassa, Selims <reg orig="sonne in law">son-in-law</reg>, </l>
<l> Kept all the sea coasts with his <reg orig="Brigandines">Brigantines</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> if <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> had but ventured <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the sea, </l>
<l> I presently had been his prisoner.  </l>
<l> These two <reg orig="dayes">days</reg> have <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> kept <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="caue">cave</reg>, </l>
<l> Eating such <reg orig="hearbes">herbs</reg> as the ground did <reg orig="affoord">afford</reg>:  </l>
<l> And now through hunger are <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> both <reg orig="constrain'd">constrained</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Like</seg> <reg orig="fearefull">fearful</reg> snakes <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> creep out step <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> step, </l>
<l> And see if <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> may get <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> any food.  </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> good time, see yonder sits a man, </l>
<l> Spreading a hungry dinner <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the <reg orig="grasse">grass</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Bullithrumble spies them, and puts up his meate. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="R"><l> These are some felonians, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> rob me, well, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </l>
<l> make myself a good <reg orig="deale">deal</reg> valianter than I am indeed, and if </l>
<l> they <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="needes">needs</reg> creep into kindred with me, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> betake me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> </l>
<l> my old occupation, and <reg orig="runne">run</reg> away.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="S"><l> <reg orig="Haile">Hail</reg> <reg orig="groome">groom</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="R"><l> Good Lord sir, you are <reg orig="deceiued">deceived</reg>, my name is master Bullithrumble:  </l>
<l> this is some <reg orig="cousoning">cozening</reg> <reg orig="conicatching">cony-catching</reg> <reg orig="crosbiter">crossbiter</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> </l>
<l> would <reg orig="faine">fain</reg> <reg orig="perswade">persuade</reg> me he <reg orig="knowes">knows</reg> me, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> under a <reg orig="tence">tense</reg> of </l>
<l> <reg orig="familiaritie">familiarity</reg> and acquaintance, <reg orig="vncle">uncle</reg> me of victuals.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="S"><l> Then Bullithrumble, if <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> be thy name:  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="R"><l> My name sir, o Lord yes, and if you <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not <reg orig="beleeue">believe</reg> me, </l>
<l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> bring my godfathers and godmothers, and they shall swear </l>
<l> it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> the font-stone, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> the church <reg orig="booke">book</reg> too, where </l>
<l> it is written.  </l>

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<l> <reg orig="Masse">Mass</reg>, I think he be some <reg orig="Iustice">Justice</reg> of peace, <foreign>ad quorum</foreign>, </l>
    <l> and <foreign>omnium populorum</foreign>, how he famines me: a christian, yes <reg orig="marrie">marry</reg> </l>
<l> am I sir, yes <reg orig="verely">verily</reg> and do <reg orig="beleeue">believe</reg>: and it please you I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> go </l>
<l> forward <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="catechisme">catechism</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="S"><l> Then Bullithrumble, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> blessed Christ, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="tombe">tomb</reg> where he was buried, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> <reg orig="soueraigne">sovereign</reg> hope <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> thou <reg orig="conceiu'st">conceivest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> him, </l>
<l> Whom dead, as <reg orig="euerliuing">ever-living</reg> thou adorest.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="R"><l> O Lord <reg orig="helpe">help</reg> me, I shall be <reg orig="torne">torn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="peeces">pieces</reg> with <reg orig="diuels">devils</reg> </l>
<l> and goblins.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="S"><l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> all the <reg orig="ioyes">joys</reg> thou <reg orig="hop'st">hopest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> have <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, </l>
<l> Give some <reg orig="meate">meat</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> <reg orig="hunger-starued">hunger starved</reg> men.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="R"><l> O, these are as a man should say beggars:  Now <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I </l>
<l> be as stately <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> them as if I were <reg orig="maister">master</reg> Pigwiggen <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> constable:  </l>
<l> well sirs come before me, tell me if I should entertain you, </l>
<l> would you not <reg orig="steale">steal</reg>?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="WB"><l> If <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> did <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> sir, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> would not make your worship </l>
<l> acquainted with it.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="R"><l> A good well nutrimented lad:  well if you <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> </l>
<l> my <reg orig="sheepe">sheep</reg> truly and honestly, keeping your hands from lying </l>
<l> and slandering, and your tongues from picking and stealing, </l>
<l> you shall be <reg orig="maister">master</reg> Bullithrumbles <reg orig="seruitures">servitures</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="S"><l> With all <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> hearts.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="R"><l> Then come <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg> and follow me, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> have a <reg orig="hogges">hogs</reg> </l>
<l> cheek, and a dish of tripes, and a <reg orig="societie">society</reg> of puddings, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> field:  </l>
<l> a <reg orig="societie">society</reg> of puddings, did you <reg orig="marke">mark</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> well <reg orig="vsed">used</reg> metaphor? </l>
<l> Another would have said, a company of puddings:  if you <reg orig="dwel">dwell</reg> </l>
<l> with me long sirs, I shall make you as eloquent as <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> parson </l>
<l> himself.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt Corcut, and Bullithrumble. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="WB"><l> Now is the time when I may be <reg orig="enrich'd">enriched</reg>.  </l>
<l> The brethren <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> were sent <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Selimus </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> take my Lord, Prince Corcut prisoner, </l>
<l> Finding him fled, proposed large rewards </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> them <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> could declare where he <reg orig="remaines">remains</reg>.  </l>
<l> Faith I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> them and get the portagues, </l>

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<l> Though <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the bargain Corcut loose his head.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exit Page. </l>
<l> Enter Selimus, Sinam-bassa, the courses of Mustaffa and Aga, </l>
<l> with funerall pompe, Mustaffa, and the Ianizaries. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="A"><l> Why thus must Selim blind his <reg orig="subiect">subject</reg> <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="straine">strain</reg> his <reg orig="owne"> own </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> weep <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> Baiazet.  </l>
<l> They <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not <reg orig="dreame">dream</reg> I made him away, </l>
<l> When thus they see me with religious <reg orig="pompe">pomp</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> celebrate his <reg orig="tomb-blacke">tomb-black</reg> <reg orig="mortarie">mortuary</reg>.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> To himself. </l>
</stage>
<l> And though my heart cast <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> an iron <reg orig="mould">mold</reg>,  </l>
<l> Cannot admit the smallest <reg orig="dramme">dram</reg> of <reg orig="griefe">grief</reg>,  </l>
<l> Yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I may be thought <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> love him well, </l>
<l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="mourne">mourn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="shew">show</reg>, though I <reg orig="reioyce">rejoice</reg> indeed.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> To the courses, </l>
</stage>
<l> Thus after he hath <reg orig="fiue">five</reg> long ages <reg orig="liu'd">lived</reg>, </l>
<l> The sacred <reg orig="Pho enix">Phoenix</reg> of Arabia, </l>
<l> Loadeth his wings with <reg orig="pretious">precious</reg> perfumes,  </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the altar of the golden <reg orig="sunne">sun</reg>, </l>
<l> Offers himself a <reg orig="gratefull">grateful</reg> sacrifice.  </l>
<l> Long didst thou live triumphant Baiazet, </l>
<l> A fear unto thy greatest enemies, </l>
<l> And now <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> death the <reg orig="conquerour">conqueror</reg> of Kings, </l>
<l> Dislodged hath thy never dying <reg orig="soule">soul</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> flee unto the <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg> from whence she came, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="fraile">frail</reg>, earth <reg orig="pauilion">pavilion</reg>, </l>
<l> Thy <reg orig="bodie">body</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this <reg orig="auntient">ancient</reg> monument, </l>
<l> Where <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> great <reg orig="predecessours">predecessors</reg> sleep <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> rest:  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> Suppose the Temple of Mahomet. </l>
</stage>
<l> Thy <reg orig="wofull">woeful</reg> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> Selimus thus doth place.  </l>
<l> Thou wert the <reg orig="Pho enix">Phoenix</reg> of this age of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">ours</seg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="diedst">diedest</reg> wrapped <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="sweete">sweet</reg> perfumes, </l>
<l> Of thy <reg orig="magnifick">magnific</reg> deeds, whose lasting praise </l>
<l> Mounteth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> highest <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> with golden wings.  </l>
<l> Princes come <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> your <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> <reg orig="companie">company</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">In</seg>, till the <reg orig="dayes">days</reg> of mourning be <reg orig="ore past">orepast</reg>, </l>
<l> And then <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="rouze">rouse</reg> false Acomat, </l>

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<l> And cast him <reg orig="foorth">forth</reg> of Macedonia.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt All. </l>
<l> Enter Hali, Cali, Corcuts Page, and one </l>
<l> or two souldiers. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="WB"><l> My Lords, if I bring you not where Corcut is, then let </l>
<l> me be hanged, but if I <reg orig="deliuer">deliver</reg> him <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> into your hands, then let</l>
<l> me have the reward due <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> good a deed.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><l> Page, if thou <reg orig="shew">show</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> where thy <reg orig="maister">master</reg> is, </l>
<l> Be sure thou shalt be honoured <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the deed, </l>
<l> And high exalted above other men.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Enter Corcut, and Bullithrumble. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="WB"><l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> same is he, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> disguised robes, </l>
<l> Accompanies yon <reg orig="shepheard">shepherd</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the fields.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="S"><l> The sweet content <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> country life <reg orig="affoords">affords</reg>, </l>
<l> Passeth the <reg orig="royall">royal</reg> pleasures of a King:  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> there <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="ioyes">joys</reg> are interlaced with <reg orig="feares">fears</reg>:  </l>
<l> But here <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> fear nor care is harboured, </l>
<l> But a <reg orig="sweete">sweet</reg> <reg orig="calme">calm</reg> of a most quiet state.  </l>
<l> Ah Corcut, would thy brother Selimus </l>
<l> But let thee live here <reg orig="shouldst">shouldest</reg> thou spend thy life, </l>
<l> Feeding thy sheep among these <reg orig="grassie">grassy</reg> lands.  </l>
<l> But sure I wonder where my Page is gone.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><l> Corcut.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="S"><l> <reg orig="Ay">Aye</reg> me, <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> nameth me?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><l> Hali, the <reg orig="gouernour">governor</reg> of Magnesia.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Poore">Poor</reg> prince, thou <reg orig="thoghtst">thoughtest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> these disguised weeds, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="maske">mask</reg> <reg orig="vnseene">unseen</reg>:  and happily thou mightst, </l>
<l> But <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> thy Page <reg orig="betraied">betrayed</reg> thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>.  </l>
<l> And be not wrath with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <reg orig="vnhappie">unhappy</reg> prince, </l>
<l> If <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> do what <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="soueraigne">sovereign</reg> commands.  </l>
<l> It is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thy death <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Selim sends <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thee.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="S"><l> Thus I <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> Ampharaus, sought </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> hiding my estate <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="shepheards">shepherds</reg> <reg orig="coate">coat</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> escape the angry wrath of Selimus.  </l>
<l> But as his wife false Eriphyle did </l>
<l> Betray his <reg orig="safetie">safety</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a <reg orig="chaine">chain</reg> of gold, </l>

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<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> my false Page hath vilely dealt with me, </l>
<l> Pray God <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> thou mayst prosper <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> as she.  </l>
<l> Hali, I know thou sorrowest <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> my case, </l>
<l> But it is <reg orig="bootlesse">bootless</reg>, come and let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> go, </l>
<l> Corcut is <reg orig="readie">ready</reg>, since it is must be <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="L"><l> <reg orig="Shepheard">Shepherd</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="R"><l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> is my profession sir.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="L"><l> Come, you must go with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="R"><l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">Who</seg> I?  <reg orig="Alasse">Alas</reg> sir, I have a wife and <reg orig="seuenteene">seventeen</reg> cradles </l>
<l> rocking, two ploughs going, two barnes filling, and a great </l>
<l> heard of beasts feeding, and you should <reg orig="vtterly">utterly</reg> <reg orig="vndo">undo</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> take</l>
<l> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> such a great charge.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="L"><l> Well there is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="remedie">remedy</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt all, but Bullithrumble stealing from them </l>
<l> closely away. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="R"><l> The more is the <reg orig="pitie">pity</reg>.  Go with you quoth he, <reg orig="marrie">marry</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> had been the way <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> preferment, down Holburne <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">up</seg> Tiburne:  </l>
<l> well I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> my best <reg orig="ioynt">joint</reg> from the strappado as well </l>
<l> as I can hereafter, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> have <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more <reg orig="seruants">servants</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exit running away. </l>
<l> Enter Selimus, Sinam-Bassa, Mustaffa and </l>
<l> the Ianizaries. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="A"><l> Sinam, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> hear <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> brother Acomat </l>
<l> Is fled away from Macedonia, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="aske">ask</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> aide of Persian Ismael, </l>
<l> And the <reg orig="A Egyptian">AEgyptian</reg> <reg orig="Soldane">Sultan</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="chiefe">chief</reg> foes.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="F"><l> Herein my Lord I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">like</seg> his enterprise, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> if they give him aide as sure they <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg>, </l>
<l> Being your <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> vowed enemies, </l>
<l> You shall have <reg orig="iust">just</reg> cause <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="warre">war</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> them, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <reg orig="giuing">giving</reg> succour against you, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your foe.  </l>
<l> You know they are two <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> Potentates, </l>
<l> And may be <reg orig="hurtfull">hurtful</reg> neighbours <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your grace, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> enrich the Turkish <reg orig="Diademe">Diadem</reg>.  </l>

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<l> With two <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="worthie">worthy</reg> <reg orig="kingdomes">kingdoms</reg> as they are, </l>
<l> Would be <reg orig="eternall">eternal</reg> <reg orig="glorie">glory</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your name.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg> Sinam, thou art a <reg orig="warriour">warrior</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="worthie">worthy</reg> <reg orig="counceller">councillor</reg> unto a King.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> Sound within.  Enter Cali and Hali, with </l>
<l> Corcut and his Page. </l>
</stage>
<l> How now, what <reg orig="newes">news</reg>?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="L"><l> My <reg orig="gratious">gracious</reg> Lord, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> here present <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you </l>
<l> Your brother Corcut, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">who</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Smirna coasts </l>
<l> Feeding a <reg orig="flocke">flock</reg> of <reg orig="sheepe">sheep</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> a <reg orig="downe">down</reg>, </l>
<l> His <reg orig="traitrous">traitorous</reg> Page <reg orig="betraied">betrayed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> hands.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> Thanks ye bold brethren, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> false part, </l>
<l> Let the vile Page be famished <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> death.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="S"><l> Selim, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this I see thou art a Prince, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> punish treason with <reg orig="condigne">condign</reg> reward.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> O sir, I love the <reg orig="fruite">fruit</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> treason brings, </l>
<l> But those <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> are the traitors, them I hate.  </l>
<l> But Corcut, could not your <reg orig="Philosophie">Philosophy</reg> </l>
<l> <reg orig="Keepe">Keep</reg> you safe from my <reg orig="Ianizaries">Janissaries</reg> hands.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> thought you had old Gyges wondrous ring, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> you were <reg orig="inuisible">invisible</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Us</seg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="S"><l> Selim, thou <reg orig="dealst">dealest</reg> <reg orig="vnkindly">unkindly</reg> with thy brother, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> my death, and make a <reg orig="iest">jest</reg> of me.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Vpbraid'st">Upbraidest</reg> thou me with my <reg orig="philosophie">philosophy</reg>?  </l>
<l> Why this I <reg orig="learn'd">learned</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> studying learned arts, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> I can <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> my fortune as it <reg orig="falles">falls</reg>, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I fear <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> whit thy <reg orig="crueltie">cruelty</reg>, </l>
<l> Since thou wilt <reg orig="deale">deal</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> otherwise with me, </l>
<l> Than thou hast dealt with aged Baiazet.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg> Corcut, thou shalt surely die, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <reg orig="slandring">slandering</reg> Selim with my fathers death.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="S"><l> Then let me freely speak my mind this once, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> thou shalt never hear me speak again.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> Nay <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> can give such <reg orig="loosers">losers</reg> <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> speak.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="S"><l> Then Selim, hear thy brothers dying words, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="marke">mark</reg> them well, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> ere thou die thyself,  </l>

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<l> Thou shalt <reg orig="perceiue">perceive</reg> all things <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> come <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="passe">pass</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> Corcut doth <reg orig="diuine">divine</reg> before his death.  </l>
<l> Since my <reg orig="vaine">vain</reg> flight from fair Magnesia, </l>
<l> Selim I have <reg orig="conuerst">conversed</reg> with Christians, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="learn'd">learned</reg> of them the way <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="saue">save</reg> my <reg orig="soule">soul</reg>, </l>
<l> And please the anger of the highest God.  </l>
<l> It is he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> made this pure <reg orig="Christalline">Crystalline</reg> vault </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> hangeth over <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="vnhappie">unhappy</reg> heads, </l>
<l> From thence he doth behold each sinners fault:  </l>
<l> And though <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="sinnes">sins</reg> under <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="feete">feet</reg> he treads, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a while <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="winke">wink</reg> at <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>, </l>
<l> But is <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> recall <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> from <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="wayes">ways</reg>.  </l>
<l> But if <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> do <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> headstrong <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> neglect </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> hearken <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="louing">loving</reg> fathers <reg orig="voyce">voice</reg>, </l>
<l> Then <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his anger <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> he <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <reg orig="reiect">reject</reg>, </l>
<l> And give <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> over <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> wicked <reg orig="choyce">choice</reg>.  </l>
<l> Selim before his <reg orig="dreadfull">dreadful</reg> <reg orig="maiestie">majesty</reg>, </l>
<l> There lies a <reg orig="booke">book</reg> written with <reg orig="bloudie">bloody</reg> lines, </l>
<l> Where <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> offences all are <reg orig="registred">registered</reg>.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> if <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> do not hastily repent, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> are <reg orig="reseru'd">reserved</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> lasting punishment.  </l>
<l> Thou wretched Selimus hast greatest need </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> ponder these things <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy secret thoughts, </l>
<l> If thou consider what strange massacres </l>
<l> And <reg orig="cruell">cruel</reg> murthers thou hast <reg orig="caus'd">caused</reg> be done.  </l>
<l> Think <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the death of <reg orig="wofull">woeful</reg> Baiazet.  </l>
<l> Doth not his <reg orig="ghoast">ghost</reg> still haunt thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg>?  </l>
<l> Selim <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Chiurlu didst thou set <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> aged father <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="sodaine">sudden</reg> flight:  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> Chiurlu shalt thou die a <reg orig="greeuous">grievous</reg> death.  </l>
<l> And if thou wilt not change thy <reg orig="greedie">greedy</reg> mind, </l>
<l> Thy <reg orig="soule">soul</reg> shall be tormented <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="darke">dark</reg> hell, </l>
<l> Where woe, and woe, and never ceasing woe, </l>
<l> Shall sound about thy <reg orig="euer-damned">ever-damned</reg> <reg orig="soule">soul</reg>.  </l>
<l> Now Selim I have spoken, let me die:  </l>
<l> I never <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="intreate">entreat</reg> thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> my life.  </l>

<pb n="62"/>
<l> Selim farewell:  thou God of Christians, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Receiue">Receive</reg> my dying <reg orig="soule">soul</reg> into thy hands.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Strangles him. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="A"><l> What is he dead?  then Selimus is safe, </l>
<l> And hath <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more <reg orig="corriuals">co-rivals</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> as <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> Acomat he soon shall see, </l>
<l> His Persian aide cannot <reg orig="saue">save</reg> him from me.  </l>
<l> Now Sinam march <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> fair Amasia <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>, </l>
<l> Where Acomats stout <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> immures herself, </l>
<l> And girt the <reg orig="citie">city</reg> with a warlike siege, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> since <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> husband is my enemy, </l>
<l> I see <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> cause why she should be my friend.  </l>
<l> They say <reg orig="yoong">young</reg> Amurath and Aladin, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">Her</seg> bastard brood, are come <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> succour <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>.  </l>
<l> But I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="preuent">prevent</reg> this their <reg orig="officiousnesse">officiousness</reg>, </l>
<l> And send their <reg orig="soule">soul</reg> down <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> their grandfather.  </l>
<l> Mustaffa you shall <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> Bizantium, </l>
<l> While I and Sinam girt Amasia.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exit Selimus, Sinam, Ianizaries all <reg orig="saue">save</reg> one. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="D"><l> It <reg orig="grieues">grieves</reg> my <reg orig="soule">soul</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Baiazets fair line, </l>
<l> Should be eclipsed thus <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Selimus, </l>
<l> Whose <reg orig="cruell">cruel</reg> <reg orig="soule">soul</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> never be at rest </l>
<l> Till none <reg orig="remaine">remain</reg> of Ottomans fair race </l>
<l> But he himself:  yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> old Baiazet </l>
<l> <reg orig="Loued">Loved</reg> Mustaffa <reg orig="deare">dear</reg> unto his death, </l>
<l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="shew">show</reg> mercy <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his <reg orig="familie">family</reg>.  </l>
<l> Go <reg orig="sirra">sirrah</reg>, <reg orig="poast">post</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Acomats <reg orig="yoong">young</reg> <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg>, </l>
<l> And bid them as they <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="saue">save</reg> their <reg orig="liues">lives</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="flie">fly</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> haste from fair Amasia, </l>
<l> Least <reg orig="cruell">cruel</reg> Selim put them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the sword.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exit one to Amurath and Aladin.  </l>
</stage>
<l> And now Mustaffa, prepare thou thy <reg orig="necke">neck</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> thou art next <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> die <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Selims hands.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Stearne">Stern</reg> Sinam Bassa grudgeth still at thee, </l>
<l> And crabbed Hali stormeth at thy life, </l>
<l> All repine <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> thou art <reg orig="honour'd">honoured</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be the brother of their <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>.  </l>

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<stage rend="italic">
<l> Enter Solyma </l>
</stage>
<l> But wherefore comes my <reg orig="louely">lovely</reg> Solyma?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="T"><l> Mustaffa I am come <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> thee out, </l>
<l> If ever thy distressed Solyma, </l>
<l> Found grace and <reg orig="fauour">favour</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy manly heart:  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Flie">Fly</reg> hence with me unto some desert land, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> if <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> tarry here <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> are but dead.  </l>
<l> This night when fair Lucimaes shining <reg orig="waine">wain</reg>, </l>
<l> Was past the <reg orig="chaire">chair</reg> of bright Cassiopey, </l>
<l> A <reg orig="fearefull">fearful</reg> vision <reg orig="appear'd">appeared</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me.  </l>
<l> Methought Mustaffa, I beheld thy <reg orig="necke">neck</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> often folded <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="louing">loving</reg> <reg orig="armes">arms</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="foule">foul</reg> disgrace of Bassaes fair degree, </l>
<l> With a vile <reg orig="haltar">halter</reg> basely compassed.  </l>
<l> And while I <reg orig="powr'd">poured</reg> my <reg orig="teares">tears</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thy dead <reg orig="corpes">corpse</reg>, </l>
<l> A <reg orig="greedie">greedy</reg> <reg orig="lyon">lion</reg> with wide gaping <reg orig="throate">throat</reg>, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Seaz'd">Seized</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> my trembling <reg orig="bodie">body</reg> with his <reg orig="feete">feet</reg>, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a moment rent me all <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="nought">naught</reg>.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Flie">Fly</reg> sweet Mustaffa, or <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> be but dead.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="D"><l> Why should <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="flie">fly</reg> beauteous Solyma, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Mou'd">Moved</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> a <reg orig="vaine">vain</reg> and a <reg orig="fantastique">fantastic</reg> <reg orig="dreame">dream</reg>?  </l>
<l> Or if <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> did <reg orig="flie">fly</reg> whither should <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="flie">fly</reg>?  </l>
<l> If <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the farthest part of Asia, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Know'st">Knowest</reg> thou not Solyma, kings have long hands?  </l>
<l> Come, come, my <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg>, <reg orig="returne">return</reg> again with me, </l>
<l> And banish hence these melancholy thoughts.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt. </l>
<l> Enter Aladin, Murath, the messenger. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="WC"><l> Messenger is it true <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Selimus </l>
<l> Is not far hence encamped with his <reg orig="hoste">host</reg>?  </l>
<l> And <reg orig="meanes">means</reg> he <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="disioyne">disjoin</reg> the <reg orig="haplesse">hapless</reg> <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> </l>
<l> From helping <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> distressed mothers <reg orig="towne">town</reg>?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="W"><l> It is true my Lord, and if you love your <reg orig="liues">lives</reg> </l>
<l> <reg orig="Flie">Fly</reg> from the bounds of his dominions, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> he you know is most <reg orig="vnmercifull">unmerciful</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="WD"><l> Here messenger take this <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thy reward.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exit mess. </l>
</stage>
<l> But <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> sweet Aladin, let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> depart, </l>
<l> Now <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the quiet silence of the night </l>

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<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> ere the <reg orig="windowes">windows</reg> of the <reg orig="morne">morn</reg> be ope, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> may be far <reg orig="inough"> enough </reg> from Selimus.  </l>
<l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Aegyptus.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="WC"><l> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Persia.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt. </l>
<l> Enter Selimus, Sinam, Hali, Cali, Ianizaries. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="A"><l> But is it <reg orig="certaine">certain</reg> Hali they are gone?  </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Mustaffa <reg orig="moued">moved</reg> them <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="flie">fly</reg>?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><l> <reg orig="Certaine">Certain</reg> my Lord, I met the messenger </l>
<l> As he returned from <reg orig="yoong">young</reg> Alinda:  </l>
<l> And learned of them, Mustaffa, was the man </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> certified the Princes of your <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">will</seg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> It is <reg orig="inough:"> enough: </reg>  Mustaffa shall <reg orig="abie">abye</reg> </l>
<l> At a <reg orig="deare">dear</reg> price his <reg orig="pitifull">pitiful</reg> intent.  </l>
<l> Hali go fetch Mustaffa and his wife.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exit Hali. </l>
</stage>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> though she be sister <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Selimus, </l>
<l> Yet <reg orig="loues">loves</reg> she him better than Selimus.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> if he do die at <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> command, </l>
<l> And she should live:  soon would she <reg orig="worke">work</reg> a mean </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="worke">work</reg> <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> Mustaffas death.  </l>

<stage rend="italic">
<l> Enter Hali, Mustaffa, and Solima. </l>
</stage>
<l> False of thy faith, and traitor <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy king, </l>
<l> Did <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> highly <reg orig="alway">always</reg> honour thee, </l>
<l> And dost thou thus requite <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> love with treason, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> why <reg orig="shouldst">shouldest</reg> thou send <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="yoong">young</reg> Alinda, </l>
<l> And Amurath, the <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> of Acomat, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> give them notice of <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> secrecies, </l>
<l> Knowing they were my vowed enemies?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="D"><l> I do not <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> lesson my offence </l>
<l> Great Selimus, but truly do protest </l>
<l> I did it not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> hatred of your grace, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> <reg orig="helpe">help</reg> me God and holy Mahomet.  </l>
<l> But <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> I <reg orig="grieu'd">grieved</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see the famous <reg orig="stocke">stock</reg> </l>
<l> Of <reg orig="worthie">worthy</reg> Baiazet fall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> decay, </l>
<l> Therefore I sent the Princes both away.  </l>
<l> Your <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> <reg orig="knowes">knows</reg> Mustaffa was the man </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="sau'd">saved</reg> you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="battell">battle</reg> of Churlu, </l>

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<l> When I and all the warlike <reg orig="Ianizaries">Janissaries</reg> </l>
<l> Had <reg orig="hedg'd">hedged</reg> your person <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a dangerous ring.  </l>
<l> Yet I took <reg orig="pitie">pity</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> your <reg orig="daunger">danger</reg> there, </l>
<l> And made a way <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> you <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> scape <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> flight.  </l>
<l> But those your Bassaes have incensed you, </l>
<l> Repining at Mustaffas <reg orig="dignitie">dignity</reg>.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Stearne">Stern</reg> Sinam <reg orig="grindes">grinds</reg> his angry teeth at me.  </l>
<l> Old Halies <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> do bend their <reg orig="browes">brows</reg> at me, </l>
<l> And are <reg orig="agrieued">aggrieved</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Mustaffa hath </l>
<l> <reg orig="Shewed">Showed</reg> himself a better man than they.  </l>
<l> And yet the <reg orig="Ianizars">Janissaries</reg> <reg orig="mourne">mourn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> me, </l>
<l> They know Mustaffa never <reg orig="proued">proved</reg> false.  </l>
<l> Aye, I have been as true <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Selimus, </l>
<l> As ever <reg orig="subiect">subject</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his <reg orig="soueraigne">sovereign</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> <reg orig="helpe">help</reg> me God and holy Mahomet.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> You did it not because you hated <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Us</seg>, </l>
<l> But <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> you <reg orig="lou'd">loved</reg> the <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> of Acomat.  </l>
<l> Sinam, I charge thee quickly strangle him, </l>
<l> He <reg orig="loues">loves</reg> not me <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="loues">loves</reg> mine enemies.  </l>
<l> As <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> your holy protestation, </l>
<l> It cannot enter into Selims <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>:  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> why Mustaffa?  every <reg orig="marchant">merchant</reg> man </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> praise his own ware be it never <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> bad.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="T"><l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> Solimas sake <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> Selimus, </l>
<l> Spare my Mustaffas life, and let me die:  </l>
<l> Or if thou wilt not be <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="gratious">gracious</reg>, </l>
<l> Yet let me die before I see his death.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> Nay Solima, yourself shall also die, </l>
<l> Because you may be <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="selfesame">selfsame</reg> fault.  </l>
<l> Why <reg orig="stai'st">stayest</reg> thou Sinam?  strangle him I say.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Sinam strangles him. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="T"><l> Ah Selimus, he made thee <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>, </l>
<l> And wilt thou thus requite his benefits?  </l>
<l> Thou art a <reg orig="cruell">cruel</reg> <reg orig="tygre">tiger</reg> and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> man, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> couldst endure <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see before thy face, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> a man as my Mustaffa was, </l>

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<l> Cruelly strangled <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> small a fault.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> Thou shalt not <reg orig="after liue">after live</reg> him Solima.  </l>
<l> It were <reg orig="pitie">pity</reg> thou <reg orig="shouldst">shouldest</reg> want the company </l>
<l> Of thy <reg orig="deare">dear</reg> husband:  Sinam strangle <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>.  </l>
<l> And now <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> fair Amasia let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> march.  </l>
<l> Acomats wife, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="vnmanly">unmanly</reg> <reg orig="hoast">host</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> not be able <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> endure <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> sight, </l>
<l> Much <reg orig="lesse">less</reg> make strong resistance <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> hard fight.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt. </l>
<l> Enter Acomat, Tonombeius, Visir, Regan, and </l>
<l> their souldiers. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="H"><l> Welcome my Lords into my <reg orig="natiue">native</reg> <reg orig="soyle">soil</reg>, </l>
<l> The <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> whereof <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> right is due <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me:  </l>
<l> Though Selim <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="Ianizaries">Janissaries</reg> <reg orig="choyce">choice</reg>, </l>
<l> Through <reg orig="vsurpation">usurpation</reg> keep the same from me.  </l>
<l> You know contrary <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my fathers mind, </l>
<l> He was enthronized <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the Bassaes <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">will</seg>, </l>
<l> And after his <reg orig="enstalling">installing</reg>, wickedly </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> <reg orig="poyson">poison</reg> made good Baiazet <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> die.  </l>
<l> And strangled Corcut, and exiled me.  </l>
<l> These <reg orig="iniuries">injuries</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> come <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg>, </l>
<l> And raise his siege from fair Amasia <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="WE"><l> Prince of Amasia, and the rightful <reg orig="heire">heir</reg> </l>
<l> Unto the <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> Turkish Diadem:  </l>
<l> With willing heart great Tonombey hath left </l>
<l> <reg orig="A Egyptian">AEgyptian</reg> Nilus and my fathers court, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> aide thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy <reg orig="vndertaken">undertaken</reg> <reg orig="warre">war</reg>, </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the great Vsancassanos <reg orig="ghoast">ghost</reg>, </l>
<l> Companion unto <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> Tamberlaine, </l>
<l> From whom my father lineally descends, </l>
<l> Fortune shall <reg orig="shew">show</reg> herself too <reg orig="crosse">cross</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me, </l>
<l> But <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> thrust Selimus from his throne, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="reuest">revest</reg> Acomat <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the Empire.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> Thanks <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="vncontrolled">uncontrolled</reg> Tonombey.  </l>
<l> But let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> haste <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Amasia, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> succour my besieged citizens.  </l>

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<l> None but my <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> is <reg orig="ouerseer">overseer</reg> there, </l>
<l> And too too <reg orig="weake">weak</reg> is all <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="pollicie">policy</reg>, </l>
<l> Against <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> great a foe as Selimus.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt All </l>
<l> Enter Selimus, Sinam, Hali, Cali, and the </l>
<l> Ianizaries. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="A"><l> Summon a parley sirs <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> may know </l>
<l> Whether these <reg orig="Mushroms">Mushrooms</reg> here <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> or <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">no</seg>.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> A parley: Queene of Amasia, and her souldiers </l>
<l> on the walles. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="V"><l> What <reg orig="crauest">cravest</reg> thou <reg orig="bloud-thirstie">bloodthirsty</reg> parricide?  </l>
<l> Is it not <reg orig="inough"> enough </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> thou hast <reg orig="foulely">foully</reg> <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg>, </l>
<l> Thy <reg orig="louing">loving</reg> father noble Baiazet, </l>
<l> And strangled Corcut thine <reg orig="vnhappie">unhappy</reg> brother </l>
<l> <reg orig="Slaine">Slain</reg> <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> Mustaffa, and fair Solima?  </l>
<l> Because they <reg orig="fauoured">favoured</reg> my <reg orig="vnhappie">unhappy</reg> <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg>, </l>
<l> But thou must yet <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> more massacres?  </l>
<l> Go, wash thy <reg orig="guiltie">guilty</reg> hands <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="luke-warme">lukewarm</reg> blood.  </l>
<l> Enrich thy <reg orig="souldiers">soldiers</reg> with robberies:  </l>
<l> Yet do the <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg> still <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> an <reg orig="equall">equal</reg> eye, </l>
<l> And vengeance <reg orig="followes">follows</reg> thee <reg orig="euen"> even </reg> at the <reg orig="heeles">heels</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> of Amasia, wilt thou <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> thyself?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="V"><l> First shall the <reg orig="ouer-flowing">overflowing</reg> Euripus </l>
<l> Of swift Pubea stop his <reg orig="restlesse">restless</reg> course </l>
<l> And <reg orig="Pho ebs">Phoebs</reg> bright globe bring the day from the west, </l>
<l> And quench his hot flames <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="Esterne">Eastern</reg> sea.  </l>
<l> Thy <reg orig="bloudie">bloody</reg> sword <reg orig="vngratious">ungracious</reg> Selimus </l>
<l> <reg orig="Sheath'd">Sheathed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the bowels of thy dearest friends:  </l>
<l> Thy wicked <reg orig="gard">guard</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> still attends <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thee, </l>
<l> Fleshing themselves <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> murther, lust, and rape:  </l>
<l> What hope of <reg orig="fauour">favour</reg>, what <reg orig="securitie">security</reg>?  </l>
<l> Rather what death do they not promise me?  </l>
<l> Then think not Selimus <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg>, </l>
<l> But look <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> strong resistance at <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> hands.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> Why then you never <reg orig="danted">daunted</reg> <reg orig="Ianizaries">Janissaries</reg>, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Aduance">Advance</reg> your shields and <reg orig="vncontrolled">uncontrolled</reg> <reg orig="speares">spears</reg>, </l>

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<l> Your conquering hands <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="foe-mens">foemens</reg> blood embay, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> Selimus himself <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> lead the way.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Allarum, beats them off the walles. Allarum. </l>
<l> Enter Selimus, Sinam, Hali, Cali, Ianizaries>, with </l>
<l> Acomats Queene prisoner. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="A"><l> Now <reg orig="sturdie">sturdy</reg> dame, where are your men of war </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="gard">guard</reg> your person from my angry sword?  </l>
<l> What?  though <reg orig="brau'd">braved</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Us</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> your <reg orig="citie">city</reg> <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Like</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> Amanonian Menalip, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Leauing">Leaving</reg> the <reg orig="bankes">banks</reg> of <reg orig="swift-stream'd">swift-streamed</reg> Thermodon </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> challenge combat with great Hercules:  </l>
<l> Yet Selimus hath <reg orig="pluckt">plucked</reg> your <reg orig="haughtie">haughty</reg> plumes, </l>
<l> Nor can your spouse rebellious Acomat, </l>
<l> Nor Alinda, or Amurath your <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg>, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Deliuer">Deliver</reg> you from <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> victorious hands.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="V"><l> Selim I <reg orig="scorne">scorn</reg> thy <reg orig="threatnings">threatenings</reg> as thyself.  </l>
<l> And though ill hap hath <reg orig="giuen">given</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy hands, </l>
<l> Yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I never beg my life of thee.  </l>
<l> Fortune may chance <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="frowne">frown</reg> as much <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thee.  </l>
<l> And Acomat whom thou dost <reg orig="scorne">scorn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> much, </l>
<l> May take thy base Tartarian concubine, </l>
<l> As well as thou hast <reg orig="tooke">took</reg> his <reg orig="loyall">loyal</reg> <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg>.  </l>
<l> Thou hast not fortune tied <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a <reg orig="chaine">chain</reg>, </l>
<l> Nor dost thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a <reg orig="warie">wary</reg> pilot sit, </l>
<l> And wisely stir this <reg orig="all conteining">all-containing</reg> barge.  </l>
<l> Thou art a man as those whom thou hast <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg>, </l>
<l> And some of them were better far than thou.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> Strangle <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> Hali, let <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> scold <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more.  </l>
<l> Now let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> march <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> meet with Acomat, </l>
<l> He brings with him <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> great <reg orig="A Egyptian">AEgyptian</reg> bug, </l>
<l> Strong Tonombey, Vsan-Cassanos <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>.  </l>
<l> But <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> shall soon with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> fine tempered swords, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Engraue">Engrave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="prowesse">prowess</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> their buganets, </l>
<l> Were they as <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> and as fell of force, </l>
<l> As those old earth-bred brethren, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> once </l>

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<l> <reg orig="Heape">Heap</reg> hill <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> hill <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> scale the <reg orig="starrie">starry</reg> <reg orig="skie">sky</reg>, </l>
<l> When Briareus <reg orig="arm'd">armed</reg> with a <reg orig="hundreth">hundredth</reg> hands, </l>
<l> Flung <reg orig="foorth">forth</reg> a <reg orig="hundreth">hundredth</reg> <reg orig="mountaines">mountains</reg> at great <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg>, </l>
<l> And when the monstrous giant Monichus </l>
<l> <reg orig="Hurld">Hurled</reg> mount Olimpus at great Mars his targe, </l>
<l> And darted cedars at Mineruas shield.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exeunt All. </l>
<l> Allarum. Enter Selimus, Sinam, Cali, Hali, and the Ianizaries, </l>
<l> at one doore, and Acomat, Tonombey, Regan, Vissr, and their</l>
<l> souldiers at another. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="A"><l> What are the <reg orig="vrchins">urchins</reg> crept out of their dens, </l>
<l> Under the conduct of this porcupine?  </l>
<l> Dost thou not tremble Acomat at <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see how courage masketh <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="lookes">looks</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="white-wing'd">white-winged</reg> <reg orig="victorie">victory</reg> sits <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="swordes">swords</reg>?  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Captaine">Captain</reg> of <reg orig="A Egypt">AEgypt</reg>, thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="vant'st">vauntest</reg> thyself </l>
<l> Sprung from great Tamburlaine the Scythia <reg orig="theefe">thief</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Who</seg> bad the enterprise this bold attempt, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> set thy <reg orig="feete">feet</reg> within the Turkish confines, </l>
<l> Or lift thy hands against <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="maiestie">majesty</reg>?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> Brother of Trebisond, your squared words, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="broad-mouth'd">broad-mouthed</reg> <reg orig="tearmes">terms</reg>, can never conquer <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> come <reg orig="resolu'd">resolved</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> pull the Turkish <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> thou dost wrongfully <reg orig="detaine">detain</reg> from me, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> conquering sword from off thy coward crest.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> Acomat, sith the <reg orig="quarrell">quarrel</reg> toucheth none </l>
<l> But thee and me:  I dare, and challenge thee.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="WE"><l> Should he accept the combat of a boy?  </l>
<l> Whose <reg orig="vnripe">unripe</reg> <reg orig="yeares">years</reg> and far <reg orig="vnriper">unriper</reg> wit </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Like</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the bold <reg orig="foole-hardie">foolhardy</reg> <reg orig="Pha eton">Phaeton</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> sought <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> rule the chariot of the <reg orig="sunne">sun</reg>, </l>
<l> Hath <reg orig="mou'd">moved</reg> thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="vndertake">undertake</reg> an <reg orig="Empirie">Empery</reg>.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> Thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="resoluest">resolvest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="peremptorie">peremptory</reg> <reg orig="tearmes">terms</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> call him boy <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="scornes">scorns</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> cope with thee:  </l>
<l> But thou canst better <reg orig="vse">use</reg> thy bragging blade, </l>
<l> Than thou canst rule thy <reg orig="ouerflowing">overflowing</reg> tongue, </l>
<l> Soon shalt thou know <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Selims <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> <reg orig="arme">arm</reg> </l>

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<l> Is able <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="ouerthrow">overthrow</reg> <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> Tonombey.  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Allarum, Tonombey beates Hali and Cali in. </l>
<l> Selim beats Tonombey in.  Allarum, </l>
<l> Exit Tonombey. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="WE"><l> The field is lost, and Acomat is taken.  </l>
<l> Ah Tonombey, how canst thou <reg orig="shew">show</reg> thy face </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> thy victorious sire, thus conquered.  </l>
<l> A <reg orig="matchlesse">matchless</reg> knight is warlike Selimus.  </l>
<l> And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a <reg orig="shepheard">shepherd</reg> mongst a <reg orig="swarme">swarm</reg> of gnats, </l>
<l> Dings down the flying Persians with their swords.  </l>
<l> Twice I <reg orig="encountred">encountered</reg> with him hand <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> hand, </l>
<l> And twice returned <reg orig="soyled">soiled</reg> and <reg orig="asham'd">ashamed</reg>.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> never yet since I could manage <reg orig="Armes">Arms</reg>, </l>
<l> Could any match with <reg orig="mightie">mighty</reg> Tonombey, </l>
<l> But this <reg orig="heroicke">heroic</reg> <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> Selimus.  </l>
<l> Why stand I still, and rather do not <reg orig="flie">fly</reg> </l>
<l> The great <reg orig="occision">occasion</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> the victors make?  </l>
</sp>
<stage rend="italic">
<l> Exit Tonombey. </l>
<l> Allarum.  Enter Selimus, Sinam Bassa, with </l>
<l> Acomat prisoner, Hali, Cali, Ianizaries. </l>
</stage>
<sp who="A"><l> Thus when the coward Greeks fled <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> their ships, </l>
<l> The noble Hector all <reg orig="besmear'd">besmeared</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> blood, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Return'd">Returned</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> triumph <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="walles">walls</reg> of Troy.  </l>
<l> A gallant <reg orig="trophee">trophy</reg>, Bassaes have <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="wonne">won</reg>, </l>
<l> Beating the <reg orig="neuer-foyled">never-foiled</reg> Tonombey, </l>
<l> And hewing passage through the Persians.  </l>
<l> As when a <reg orig="lyon">lion</reg> <reg orig="rauing">raving</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his <reg orig="praie">pray</reg>, </l>
<l> Falleth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> a <reg orig="droaue">drove</reg> of horned <reg orig="balles">balls</reg>, </l>
<l> And rends them strongly <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his kingly <reg orig="pawes">paws</reg>.  </l>
<l> Or Mars <reg orig="arm'd">armed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="adamantiue">adamantine</reg> <reg orig="coate">coat</reg>, </l>
<l> Mounted <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> his <reg orig="firie-shining">fiery shining</reg> <reg orig="waine">wain</reg>, </l>
<l> Scatters the troupes of warlike Thracians, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="warmes">warms</reg> cold Hebras with hot streams of blood.  </l>
<l> <reg orig="Braue">Brave</reg> Sinam, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thy noble prisoner, </l>
<l> Thou shalt be <reg orig="generall">general</reg> of my <reg orig="Ianizaries">Janissaries</reg>.  </l>

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<l> And Belierbey of fair Natalia.  </l>
<l> Now Acomat, thou monster of the world, </l>
<l> Why <reg orig="stoup'st">stoopest</reg> thou not with <reg orig="reuerence">reverence</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy king?  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><l> Selim if thou have gotten <reg orig="victorie">victory</reg>, </l>
<l> Then <reg orig="vse">use</reg> it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy contentation.  </l>
<l> If I had <reg orig="conquer'd">conquered</reg>, know assuredly </l>
<l> I would have said as much and more <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee.  </l>
<l> Know I <reg orig="disdaine">disdain</reg> them as I do thyself, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="scorne">scorn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="stoupe">stoop</reg> or bend my Lordly knee, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> such a tyrant as is Selimus.  </l>
<l> Thou <reg orig="slew'st">slewest</reg> my <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> without regard or care, </l>
<l> Of love or <reg orig="dutie">duty</reg>, or thine <reg orig="owne"> own </reg> good name.  </l>
<l> Then Selim take <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> thy hap doth give, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Disgra'st">Disgraced</reg>, <reg orig="displai'st">displaced</reg>, I longer loath <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> live.  </l>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><l> Then Sinam strangle him:  now he is dead, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">Who</seg> doth <reg orig="remaine">remain</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> trouble Selimus?  </l>
<l> Now am I King alone and none but I.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> since my fathers death <reg orig="vntill">until</reg> this time, </l>
<l> I never wanted some competitors.  </l>
<l> Now as the <reg orig="weerie">weary</reg> <reg orig="wandring">wandering</reg> <reg orig="traueller">traveller</reg> </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> hath his steppes guided through many lands, </l>
<l> Through boiling <reg orig="soile">soil</reg> of Affrica and Ind, </l>
<l> When he <reg orig="returnes">returns</reg> unto his <reg orig="natiue">native</reg> home:  </l>
<l> Sits down among his friends, and with delight </l>
<l> Declares the <reg orig="trauels">travels</reg> he hath <reg orig="ouerpast">overpassed</reg>.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> mayst thou Selimus, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> thou hast <reg orig="trode">trod</reg> </l>
<l> The monster-garden paths, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> lead <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="crownes">crowns</reg>.  </l>
<l> Ha, ha, I smile <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> think how Selimus </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Like</seg> the <reg orig="A Egyptian">AEgyptian</reg> Ibis hath expelled </l>
<l> Those swarming armies of swift-winged snakes, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> sought <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="ouerrun">overrun</reg> my territories, </l>
<l> When <reg orig="soultring">sultering</reg> heat the earths green children <reg orig="spoiles">spoils</reg> </l>
<l> From <reg orig="foorth">forth</reg> the <reg orig="fennes">fens</reg> of <reg orig="venemous">venomous</reg> Affrica, </l>
<l> The generation of those flying snakes, </l>
<l> Do band themselves <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> troupes, and take their way </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> Nilus bounds:  but those industrious birds, </l>

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<l> Those Ibides <reg orig="meete">meet</reg> them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> set array, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="eate">eat</reg> them <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> a <reg orig="swarme">swarm</reg> of gnats, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Preuenting">Preventing</reg> such a <reg orig="mischiefe">mischief</reg> from the land.  </l>
<l> But see how <reg orig="vnkind">unkind</reg> nature <reg orig="deales">deals</reg> with them:  </l>
<l> From out their <reg orig="egges">eggs</reg> rises the <reg orig="basiliske">basilisk</reg>, </l>
<l> Whose only sight <reg orig="killes">kills</reg> millions of men.  </l>
<l> When Acomat lifted his <reg orig="vngratious">ungracious</reg> hands </l>
<l> Against my aged father Baiazet.  </l>
<l> They sent <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> me, and I <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <reg orig="A Egipts">AEgipts</reg> bird </l>
<l> Have rid <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> monster, and his fellow mates.  </l>
<l> But as from Ibis springs the <reg orig="Basilisk">basilisk</reg>, </l>
<l> Whose only touch burneth <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> stones and trees.  </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> Selimus hath <reg orig="prou'd">proved</reg> a <reg orig="Cocatrice">Cockatrice</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="cleane">clean</reg> consumed all the <reg orig="familie">family</reg> </l>
<l> Of noble Ottoman, except himself.  </l>
<l> And now <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you my neighbour <reg orig="Emperours">Emperors</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> durst lend <reg orig="ayd">aid</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Selims enemies, </l>
<l> Sinam those <reg orig="Soldanes">Sultans</reg> of the Orient, </l>
<l> Aegipt and Persia, Selimus <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> quell, </l>
<l> Or he himself <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="sincke">sink</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> lowest hell.  </l>
<l> This winter <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> rest and breath ourselves:  </l>
<l> But soon as Zephyrus <reg orig="sweete">sweet</reg> smelling blast </l>
<l> Shall greatly creep over the <reg orig="flourie">flowery</reg> <reg orig="meades">meads</reg>, </l>
<l> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> have a fling at the <reg orig="A Egyptian">AEgyptian</reg> <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>, </l>
<l> And <reg orig="ioyne">join</reg> it unto <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">ours</seg>, or loose <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="owne."> own. </reg>  </l>
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<l> Exeunt. </l>
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<l> Conclusion. </l>
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<sp who="U"><l> Thus have <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> brought victorious Selimus, </l>
<l> Unto the <reg orig="Crowne">Crown</reg> of great Arabia:  </l>
<l> Next shall you see him with triumphant sword, </l>
<l> <reg orig="Diuiding">Dividing</reg> <reg orig="kingdomes">kingdoms</reg> into <reg orig="equall">equal</reg> shares, </l>
<l> And give them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> their warlike followers.  </l>
<l> If this first part Gentles, do <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">like</seg> you well, </l>
<l> The second part, shall greater murthers tell.  </l>
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<l> FINIS. </l>
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