1 Tamburlaine the Great

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                    <publisher> Christopher Marlowe, 1564-1593 (1564-1593) Tamburlaine the Great, part I [in, 
                            Tamburlaine the Great. Who, from a Scythian Shephearde, by his rare and woonderfull Conquests, 
                            became a most puissant and mightye Monarque. And (for his tyranny, and terrour in Warre) was tearmed, 
                            The Scourge of God. Deuided into two Tragicall Discourses, 
                            as they were sundrie times shewed vpon Stages in the Citie of London. 
                            By the right honorable the Lord Admyrall, his seruantes. Now first, and newlie published] 
                            London 
                            Printed by Richard Ihones [etc.] 1590 
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                <pubPlace>  London        </pubPlace>
                <date>       1590          </date>
                <authority> Hugh Craig</authority>
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                    <p> Play details
                            
                            Tamburlaine, part i. 
                            Genre: Tragedy. 
                            Date first published: 1590. 
                            Date first performed: 1587-1588.
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 <name id="A">Mycetes</name> 
 <name id="B">Cosroe</name> 
 <name id="C">Tamburlaine</name> 
 <name id="D">Techelles</name> 
 <name id="E">Vsumasane</name> 
 <name id="F">Baizeth</name> 
 <name id="G">Sultan of Egypt</name> 
 <name id="H">Governor of Damascus</name> 
 <name id="I">Zenocrate</name> 
 <name id="J">Zabina</name> 
 <name id="K">Meander</name> 
 <name id="L">Theridamas</name> 
 <name id="M">Orlygius</name> 
 <name id="N">Ceneus</name> 
 <name id="O">Menaphon</name> 
 <name id="P">King of Fess</name> 
 <name id="Q">King of Morocco</name> 
 <name id="R">King of Argier</name> 
 <name id="S">King of Arabia</name> 
 <name id="T">Agid.</name> 
 <name id="U">Prologue</name> 
 <name id="V">Ebena</name>
                       <name id="VA">Anippe</name>
                       <name id="VB">1 Virgin</name>
                       <name id="VC">2 Virgin</name>
 <name id="W">Mag.</name>
                       <name id="WA">Soldier</name>
                       <name id="WB">ASpy</name>
                       <name id="WC">Mess.</name>
                       <name id="WD">Bassoe</name>
                       <name id="WE">Agidas</name>
                       <name id="WF">Capolin</name>
                       <name id="WG">An.</name>
                       <name id="WH">Philemus</name>
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<body>
            <pb n="1" />
            
  <div1 n="100" type="foreword">
  <stage>
  <l>The two tragicall Discourses</l>
          <l>of mighty Tamburlaine, the</l>
          <l>Scythian Shepheard.  &c.</l>
          <l>The Prologue.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="U">
  <l>FRom <reg orig="iygging">jigging</reg> <reg orig="vaines">veins</reg> of riming mother wits,</l>
          <l>And such conceits as clownage <reg orig="keepes">keeps</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> pay,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> lead you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the stately tent of War.</l>
          <l>Where you shall hear the Scythian Tamburlaine:</l>
          <l><reg orig="Threatning">Threatening</reg> the world with high astounding <reg orig="tearms">terms</reg></l>
          <l>And scourging kingdoms with his conquering sword.</l>
          <l>View but his picture <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this <reg orig="tragicke">tragic</reg> <reg orig="glasse">glass</reg>,</l>
          <l>And then applaud his fortunes as you please.</l>
          </sp>
</div1>
  <div1 n="1" type="act">
  <div2 n="1" type="scene">
  <stage>
  <l>Mycetes, Cosroe, Meander, Theridamas, Ortygius,</l>
          <l>Ceneus, with others.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="A">
  <l>BRother Cosroe, I find myself <reg orig="agreeu'd">aggrieved</reg>,</l>
          <l>Yet insufficient <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="expresse">express</reg> the same:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> it requires a great and <reg orig="thundring">thundering</reg> speech:</l>
          <l>Good brother tell the cause unto my Lords,</l>
          <l>I know you have a better wit than I.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="B">
  <l><reg orig="Vnhappie">Unhappy</reg> Persea, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> former age</l>
          <l>Hast been the seat of mighty Conquerors,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their <reg orig="prowesse">prowess</reg> and their <reg orig="pollicies">policies</reg>,</l>
          <l>Have <reg orig="triumpht">triumphed</reg> <reg orig="ouer"> over </reg> Affrike, and the</l>
          <l>bounds</l>
          <l>Of Europe where the Sun dares scarce <reg orig="appeare">appear</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> freezing meteors and <reg orig="coniealed">congealed</reg> <reg orig="colde">cold</reg>:</l>
          <l>Now <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="rulde">ruled</reg> and <reg orig="gouerned">governed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> a man,</l>
          <l>At whose <reg orig="byrth-day">birth-day</reg> Cynthia with <reg orig="Saturne">Saturn</reg> <reg orig="ioinde">joined</reg>,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg>, the Sun, and <reg orig="Mercurie">Mercury</reg> denied</l>
          
            <pb n="2" />
            <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> shed his influence <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his fickle <reg orig="braine">brain</reg>,</l>
          <l>Now <reg orig="Turkes">Turks</reg> and Tartars shake their swords at thee</l>
          <l>Meaning <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> mangle all thy <reg orig="Prouinces">Provinces</reg>,</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="A">
  <l>Brother, I see your meaning well enough.</l>
          <l>And through your Planets I <reg orig="perceiue">perceive</reg> you think,</l>
          <l>I am not wise enough <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be a <reg orig="kinge">king</reg>,</l>
          <l>But I refer me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my noble men,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> know my wit, and can be witnesses:</l>
          <l>I might command you <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> this,</l>
          <l>Meander, might I not ?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="K">
  <l>Not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> small a fault my <reg orig="soueraigne">sovereign</reg> Lord</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="A">
  <l>I mean it not, but yet I know I might,</l>
          <l>Yet live, yea, live, Mycetes <reg orig="wils">wills</reg> it <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg>:</l>
          <l>Meander, thou my <reg orig="faithfull">faithful</reg> Counsellor,</l>
          <l>Declare the cause of my <reg orig="conceiued">conceived</reg> <reg orig="griefe">grief</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> is (God <reg orig="knowes">knows</reg>) about <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> Tamburlaine.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a <reg orig="Foxe">Fox</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> midst of <reg orig="haruest">harvest</reg> time,</l>
          <l>Doth pray <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> my <reg orig="flockes">flocks</reg> of Passengers.</l>
          <l>And as I hear, doth mean <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> pull my plumes,</l>
          <l>Therefore it is good and meet <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be wise.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="K">
  <l>Oft have I heard your majesty complain,</l>
          <l>Of Tamburlaine, <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="sturdie">sturdy</reg> Scythian <reg orig="thiefe">thief</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> robs your merchants of Persepolis,</l>
          <l>Treading <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> land unto the <reg orig="Westerne">Western</reg> Isles,</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> your confines with his <reg orig="lawlesse">lawless</reg> <reg orig="traine">train</reg>,</l>
          <l>Daily commits <reg orig="inciuill">incivil</reg> outrages.</l>
          <l>Hoping (misled <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> dreaming prophesies)</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="raigne">reign</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Asia, and with barbarous arms,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> make himself the Monarch of the East:</l>
          <l>But ere he march <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Asia, or display</l>
          <l>His vagrant <reg orig="Ensigne">Ensign</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the Persean fields,</l>
          <l>Your Grace hath taken order <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Theridimas,</l>
          
            <pb n="3" />
            <l><reg orig="Chardg'd">Charged</reg> with a thousand horse, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> apprehend</l>
          <l>And bring him <reg orig="Captiue">Captive</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your <reg orig="Highnesse">Highness</reg> throne,</l>
          
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  <sp who="A">
  <l><reg orig="Ful">Full</reg> true thou <reg orig="speakst">speakest</reg>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> thyself my lord</l>
          <l>Whom I may <reg orig="tearme">term</reg> a Damon <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thy love.</l>
          <l>Therefore it is best, if <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> it <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">like</seg> you all,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> send my thousand horse incontinent,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> apprehend <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="paltrie">paltry</reg> Scythian.</l>
          <l>How <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">like</seg> you this, my <reg orig="honorable">honourable</reg> Lords:?</l>
          <l>Is it not a kingly resolution:?</l>
          
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  <sp who="B">
  <l>It cannot choose, because it comes from you.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="A">
  <l>Then hear thy charge, valiant Theridimas</l>
          <l>The chiefest <reg orig="Captaine">Captain</reg> of Mycetes <reg orig="hoste">host</reg>,</l>
          <l>The hope of Persea, and the <reg orig="verie"> very </reg></l>
          <l><reg orig="legges">legs</reg></l>
          <l>Whereon <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> state doth <reg orig="leane">lean</reg>, as <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> a <reg orig="staffe">staff</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> holds <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg>, and <reg orig="foiles">foils</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> neighbour</l>
          <l>foes.</l>
          <l>Thou shalt be leader of this thousand horse,</l>
          <l>Whose <reg orig="foming">foaming</reg> <reg orig="galle">gall</reg> with rage and high <reg orig="disdaine">disdain</reg>,</l>
          <l>Have <reg orig="sworne">sworn</reg> the death of wicked Tamburlaine.</l>
          <l>Go frowning <reg orig="foorth">forth</reg>, but come thou <reg orig="smyling">smiling</reg> home,</l>
          <l>As did Sir Paris with the Grecian Dame,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Returne">Return</reg> with speed, time passeth swift away,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> life is <reg orig="fraile">frail</reg>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> may die today.</l>
          
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  <sp who="L">
  <l>Before the <reg orig="Moone">Moon</reg> renew <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> borrowed light,</l>
          <l>Doubt not my Lord and <reg orig="gratious">gracious</reg> <reg orig="Soueraigne">Sovereign</reg>,</l>
          <l>But Tamburlaine, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> Tartarian rout,</l>
          <l>Shall either perish <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> warlike hands,</l>
          <l>Or plead <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="mercie">mercy</reg> at your <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> feet.</l>
          
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  <sp who="A">
  <l>Go, stout Theridimas, thy words are swords</l>
          <l>And with thy looks thou conquerest all thy foes:</l>
          <l>I long <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see thee <reg orig="backe">back</reg> <reg orig="returne">return</reg> from thence,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> I may view these milk-white steeds of mine.</l>
          <l>All <reg orig="loden">laden</reg> with the heads of killed men.</l>
          
            <pb n="4" />
            <l>And from their knees, even <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> their <reg orig="hoofes">hooves</reg> below,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Besmer'd">Besmeared</reg> with blood, <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> makes a dainty show.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>Then now my Lord, I humbly take my <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Exit.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="A">
  <l>Therid., <reg orig="farewel">farewell</reg> ten thousand times,</l>
          <l>Ah, Menaphon, why <reg orig="staiest">stayest</reg> thou thus behind,</l>
          <l>When other men <reg orig="prease">press</reg> forward <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="renowne">renown</reg>:</l>
          <l>Go Menaphon, go into Scythia,</l>
          <l>And foot <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> foot follow Theridamas:</l>
          
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  <sp who="B">
  <l>Nay, pray you let him stay, a greater</l>
          <l>Fits Menaphon, than warring with a <reg orig="Thiefe">Thief</reg>:</l>
          <l>Create him Prorex of <reg orig="Affrica">Africa</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> he may win the Babylonians hearts,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="reuolt">revolt</reg> from Persean <reg orig="gouernment">government</reg>,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Vnlesse"> Unless </reg> they have a wiser king than</l>
          <l>you.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="A">
  <l><reg orig="Vnlesse"> Unless </reg> they have a wiser king than</l>
          <l>you ?:</l>
          <l>These are his words, Meander set them down.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="B">
  <l>And <reg orig="ad">add</reg> this <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> them, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> all Asia</l>
          <l>Lament <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see the <reg orig="follie">folly</reg> of their King.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="A">
  <l>Well here I <reg orig="sweare">swear</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> this my royal seat.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="B">
  <l>You may do well <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="kisse">kiss</reg> it then.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="A">
  <l><reg orig="Embost">Embossed</reg> with <reg orig="silke">silk</reg> as best <reg orig="beseemes">beseems</reg> my state.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be <reg orig="reueng'd">revenged</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> these contemptuous words.</l>
          <l>O where is <reg orig="dutie">duty</reg> and <reg orig="allegeance">allegiance</reg> now?:</l>
          <l>Fled <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Caspean or the Ocean <reg orig="maine">main</reg>?:</l>
          <l>What, shall I call thee brother?:  <seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">No</seg>, a foe,</l>
          <l>Monster of Nature, shame unto thy <reg orig="stocke">stock</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> darest presume thy <reg orig="Soueraigne">Sovereign</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="mocke">mock</reg>.</l>
          <l>Meander come, I am <reg orig="abus'd">abused</reg> Meander.</l>
          
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  <stage>
  <l>Exit.</l>
          <l>Manent Cosroe and Menaphon.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="O">
  <l>How now my Lord, what, mated and <reg orig="amaz'd">amazed</reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> hear the king thus <reg orig="thraten">threaten</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> himself?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="B">
  <l>Ah Menaphon, I <reg orig="passe">pass</reg> not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his <reg orig="threates">threats</reg>,</l>
          
            <pb n="5" />
            <l>The plot is laid <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Persean noblemen,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="Captaines">Captains</reg> of the Medean garrisons,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> crown me <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> of Asia,</l>
          <l>But this it is <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> doth excruciate</l>
          <l>The <reg orig="verie"> very </reg> substance of my vexed soul:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> neighbours <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> were <reg orig="woont">wont</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> quake</l>
          <l>And tremble at the Persean <reg orig="Monarkes">Monarchs</reg> name,</l>
          <l>Now sits and laughs <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> regiment <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="scorne">scorn</reg>,</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> might <reg orig="resolue">resolve</reg> me into <reg orig="teares">tears</reg>:</l>
          <l>Men from the farthest <reg orig="Equinoctiall">Equinoctial</reg> line,</l>
          <l>Have <reg orig="swarm'd">swarmed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="troopes">troops</reg> into the <reg orig="Easterne">Eastern</reg> India:</l>
          <l>Lading their <reg orig="shippes">ships</reg> with <reg orig="golde">gold</reg> and <reg orig="pretious">precious</reg> stones:</l>
          <l>And made their <reg orig="spoiles">spoils</reg> from all <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="prouinces">provinces</reg>.</l>
          
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  <sp who="O">
  <l>This should <reg orig="intreat">entreat</reg> your <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="reioice">rejoice</reg>,</l>
          <l>Since Fortune  <reg orig="giues">gives</reg> you opportunity,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="gaine">gain</reg> the <reg orig="tytle">title</reg> of a <reg orig="Conquerour">Conqueror</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> curing of this maimed <reg orig="Emperie">Empery</reg>,</l>
          <l>Affrike and Europe bordering <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> your land,</l>
          <l>And continent <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your Dominions:</l>
          <l>How <reg orig="easely">easily</reg> may you with a mighty <reg orig="hoste">host</reg>,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Passe">Pass</reg> into Graecia, as did Cyrus once.</l>
          <l>And cause them <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> withdraw their forces home,</l>
          <l>Least you subdue the pride of <reg orig="Christendome">Christendom</reg>.?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="B">
  <l>But Menaph., what means this trumpets sound</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="O">
  <l>Behold, my Lord Ortigius, and the rest,</l>
          <l>Bringing the crown <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make you <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Enter Ortigius and Conerus bearing a crown</l>
          <l>with others.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="M">
  <l>Magnificent and mighty Prince Cosroe,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the name of other Persean states,</l>
          <l>And commons of this mighty <reg orig="Monarchie">Monarchy</reg>,</l>
          <l>Present thee with the <reg orig="Emperiall">Imperial</reg> Diadem.</l>
          
            <pb n="6" />
            
 </sp>
  <sp who="N">
  <l>The warlike soldiers, and the Gentlemen,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> heretofore have <reg orig="fild">filled</reg> Persepolis</l>
          <l>With Affrike <reg orig="Captaines">Captains</reg>, taken <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the field:</l>
          <l>Whose <reg orig="ransome">ransom</reg> made them <reg orig="martch">march</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="coates">coats</reg> of gold,</l>
          <l>With <reg orig="costlie">costly</reg> <reg orig="iewels">jewels</reg> hanging at their <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>,</l>
          <l>And shining stones <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> their <reg orig="loftie">lofty</reg> <reg orig="Crestes">Crests</reg>,</l>
          <l>Now <reg orig="liuing">living</reg> idle <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the walled <reg orig="townes">towns</reg>,</l>
          <l>Wanting both pay and <reg orig="martiall">martial</reg> discipline.</l>
          <l>Begin <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="troopes">troops</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> threaten <reg orig="ciuill">civil</reg> war.</l>
          <l>And openly <reg orig="exclaime">exclaim</reg> against the King.</l>
          <l>Therefore <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> stay all <reg orig="sodaine">sudden</reg> mutinies,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="inuest">invest</reg> your <reg orig="Highnesse">Highness</reg> <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>:</l>
          <l>Whereat the soldiers <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="conceiue">conceive</reg> more <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg>,</l>
          <l>Than did the Macedonians at the <reg orig="spoile">spoil</reg></l>
          <l>Of great Darius and his wealthy <reg orig="hoast">host</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="B">
  <l>Well, since I see the state of Persea <reg orig="droope">droop</reg>,</l>
          <l>And languish <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="brothers">brothers</reg> <reg orig="gouernment">government</reg>:</l>
          <l>I willingly <reg orig="receiue">receive</reg> the <reg orig="imperiall">imperial</reg> crown,</l>
          <l>And vow <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="weare">wear</reg> it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> my countries good:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="spight">spite</reg> of them shall malice my estate.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="M">
  <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> assurance of <reg orig="desir'd">desired</reg> <reg orig="successe">success</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> here do crown thee Monarch of the East,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> of Asia, and of Persea,</l>
          <l>Great Lord of Medea and Armenia:</l>
          <l>Duke of <reg orig="Affrica">Africa</reg> and Albania,</l>
          <l>Mesopotamia and of Parthia,</l>
          <l>East India and the late <reg orig="discouered">discovered</reg> Isles,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Chiefe">Chief</reg> Lord of all the wide vast Euxine sea,</l>
          <l>And of the <reg orig="euer-raging">ever-raging</reg> Caspian Lake:</l>
          <l>Long live Cosroe mighty <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="B">
  <l>And <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg> may never let me longer live,</l>
          <l>than I may <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="gratifie">gratify</reg> your love,</l>
          
            <pb n="7" />
            <l>And cause the soldiers <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> thus honour me,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> triumph <reg orig="ouer"> over </reg> many <reg orig="Prouinces">Provinces</reg>.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> whose desires of discipline <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> arms,</l>
          <l>I doubt not shortly but <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="raigne">reign</reg> sole king,</l>
          <l>And with the <reg orig="Armie">Army</reg> of Theridamas,</l>
          <l>Whether <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> presently <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="flie">fly</reg> (my Lords)</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> rest secure against my <reg orig="brothers">brothers</reg> force.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="M">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> knew my Lord, before <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> brought the crown,</l>
          <l>Intending your <reg orig="inuestion">investion</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="neere">near</reg>,</l>
          <l>The residence of your <reg orig="dispised">despised</reg> brother,</l>
          <l>The Lord would not be too exasperate,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="iniure">injure</reg> or <reg orig="suppresse">suppress</reg> your <reg orig="woorthy">worthy</reg> <reg orig="tytle">title</reg>.</l>
          <l>Or if they would, there are <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="readines">readiness</reg></l>
          <l>Ten thousand horse <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="carie">carry</reg> you from hence,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> spite of all suspected enemies.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="B">
  <l>I know it well my Lord, and <reg orig="thanke">thank</reg> you all.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="M">
  <l>Sound <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> the trumpets then,</l>
          <l>God <reg orig="saue">save</reg> the King.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Exeunt.</l>
          </stage>
  </div2>
  <div2 n="2" type="scene">
  <stage>
  <l>Tamburlaine leading Zenocrate:  Techelles, Vsumeasane,</l>
          <l>other Lords and soldiers loden</l>
          <l>with treasure.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>COme lady, let not this <reg orig="appal">appall</reg> your thoughts</l>
          <l>The <reg orig="iewels">jewels</reg> and the treasure <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> have <reg orig="tane">ta'en</reg></l>
          <l>Shall be <reg orig="reseru'd">reserved</reg>, and you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> better state,</l>
          <l>Than if you were <reg orig="arriu'd">arrived</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Siria.</l>
          <l>even <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the circle of your Fathers #<reg orig="armes">arms</reg>:</l>
          <l>The mighty <reg orig="Souldan">Sultan</reg> of Egyptia.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>Ah <reg orig="Shepheard">Shepherd</reg>, pity my distressed plight,</l>
          
            <pb n="8" />
            <l>(If as thou <reg orig="seem'st">seemest</reg>, thou art <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> mean a man)</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="inrich">enrich</reg> thy followers,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> <reg orig="lawlesse">lawless</reg> rapine from a silly <reg orig="maide">maid</reg>.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Who</seg> <reg orig="traueiling">travelling</reg> with these Medean Lords</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> Memphis, from my <reg orig="vncles">uncles</reg> country of Medea.</l>
          <l>Where all my youth I have been <reg orig="gouerned">governed</reg>,</l>
          <l>Have past the <reg orig="armie">army</reg> of the mighty <reg orig="Turke">Turk</reg>:</l>
          <l>Bearing his <reg orig="priuie">privy</reg> signet and his hand:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> safe conduct <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> through <reg orig="Affrica">Africa</reg>:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="W">
  <l>And since <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> have <reg orig="arriu'd">arrived</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Scythia,</l>
          <l>Besides rich presents from the <reg orig="puisant">puissant</reg> Cham,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> have his <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> letters <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> command</l>
          <l>Aide and assistance if <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> stand <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> need.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>But now you see these letters and <reg orig="commandes">commands</reg>,</l>
          <l>Are countermanded <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> a greater man:</l>
          <l>And through my <reg orig="prouinces">provinces</reg> you must expect</l>
          <l>Letters of conduct from my <reg orig="mightinesse">mightiness</reg>,</l>
          <l>If you intend <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> keep your treasure safe.</l>
          <l>But since I love <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> live at liberty,</l>
          <l>As <reg orig="easely">easily</reg> may you get the <reg orig="Souldans">Sultans</reg> crown,</l>
          <l>As any prizes out of my precinct.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> they are friends <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> help <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="weane">wean</reg> my state,</l>
          <l>Till men and <reg orig="kingdomes">kingdoms</reg> help <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> strengthen it:</l>
          <l>And must <reg orig="maintaine">maintain</reg> my life exempt from <reg orig="seruitude">servitude</reg>.</l>
          <l>But tell me <reg orig="Maddam">Madam</reg>, is your grace <reg orig="betroth'd">betrothed</reg>?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>I am (my Lord,) <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> you do import.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>I am a Lord, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> my deeds shall <reg orig="prooue">prove</reg>,</l>
          <l>And yet a <reg orig="shepheard">shepherd</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> my Parentage:</l>
          <l>But Lady, this fair face and <reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> hew,</l>
          <l>Must grace his bed <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> conquers Asia:</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="meanes">means</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be a <reg orig="terrour">terror</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the world,</l>
          <l>Measuring the limits of his <reg orig="Emperie">Empery</reg></l>
          
            <pb n="9" />
            <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> East and west, as Phaebus doth his course:</l>
          <l>Lie here ye <reg orig="weedes">weeds</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> I <reg orig="disdaine">disdain</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="weare">wear</reg>,</l>
          <l>This <reg orig="compleat">complete</reg> <reg orig="armor">armour</reg>, and this <reg orig="Curtle-axe">curtal-axe</reg></l>
          <l>Are <reg orig="adiuncts">adjuncts</reg> more beseeming Tamburlaine.</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="Maddam">Madam</reg>, <reg orig="whatsoeuer"> whatsoever </reg> you</l>
          <l><reg orig="esteeme">esteem</reg></l>
          <l>Of this <reg orig="successe">success</reg>, and <reg orig="losse">loss</reg> <reg orig="vnvallued">unvalued</reg>,</l>
          <l>Both may <reg orig="inuest">invest</reg> you <reg orig="Empresse">Empress</reg> of the East:</l>
          <l>And these <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg> but silly country <reg orig="Swaines">Swains</reg>,</l>
          <l>May have the leading of <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> great an host,</l>
          <l>As with their <reg orig="waight">weight</reg> shall make the mountains quake.</l>
          <l>even as when windy exhalations,</l>
          <l>Fighting <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> passage, tilt within the earth.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>As princely Lions when they rouse themselves,</l>
          <l>Stretching their <reg orig="pawes">paws</reg>, and <reg orig="threatning">threatening</reg> <reg orig="heardes">herds</reg> of <reg orig="Beastes">Beasts</reg>.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his Armour looketh Tamburlaine:</l>
          <l>Methinks I see kings kneeling at his feet,</l>
          <l>And he with frowning <reg orig="browes">brows</reg> and fiery looks,</l>
          <l>Spurning their <reg orig="crownes">crowns</reg> from off their <reg orig="captiue">captive</reg> heads.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="E">
  <l>And making thee and me Techelles, <reg orig="kinges">kings</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> even <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> death <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> follow Tamburlaine.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Nobly <reg orig="resolu'd">resolved</reg>, sweet friends and followers,</l>
          <l>These Lords (perhaps) do <reg orig="scorne">scorn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> estimates:</l>
          <l>And think <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> prattle with distempered spirits,</l>
          <l>But since they measure <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> deserts <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> mean,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> conceit bear Empires <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="speares">spears</reg>,</l>
          <l>Affecting thoughts <reg orig="coequall">coequal</reg> with the <reg orig="cloudes">clouds</reg>,</l>
          <l>They shall be kept <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> forced followers,</l>
          <l>Till with their <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg> they view <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <reg orig="Emperours">Emperors</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>The Gods, defenders of the innocent,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> never prosper your intended <reg orig="driftes">drifts</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> thus <reg orig="oppresse">oppress</reg> <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> <reg orig="friendles">friendless</reg> passengers.</l>
          
            <pb n="10" />
            <l>Therefore at least admit <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <reg orig="libertie">liberty</reg>,</l>
          <l>Even as thou <reg orig="hop'st">hopest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be eternized,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> <reg orig="liuing">living</reg> Asias mighty <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="T">
  <l>I hope <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Ladies treasure and <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg></l>
          <l><reg orig="owne,">own, </reg></l>
          <l>May <reg orig="serue">serve</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="ransome">ransom</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> liberties:</l>
          <l><reg orig="Returne">Return</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Mules and <reg orig="emptie">empty</reg> Camels <reg orig="backe">back</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> may <reg orig="traueile">travail</reg> into Siria,</l>
          <l>Where <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> betrothed Lord Alcidamus,</l>
          <l>Expects the <reg orig="arriuall">arrival</reg> of <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> person.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="W">
  <l>And <reg orig="wheresoeuer"> wheresoever </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> repose</l>
          <l>ourselves,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> report but well of Tamburlaine.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l><reg orig="Disdaines">Disdains</reg> Zenocrate <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> live with me?:</l>
          <l>Or you my <reg orig="Lordes">Lords</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be my followers?:</l>
          <l>Think you I way this treasure more than you?:</l>
          <l>Not all the Gold <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Indias <reg orig="welthy">wealthy</reg> arms,</l>
          <l>Shall buy the meanest <reg orig="souldier">soldier</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="traine">train</reg>.</l>
          <l>Zenocrate, <reg orig="louelier">lovelier</reg> than the love of <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg>,</l>
          <l>Brighter than is the <reg orig="siluer">silver</reg> Rhodolfe,</l>
          <l>Fairer than whitest snow <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> Scythian <reg orig="hils">hills</reg>,</l>
          <l>Thy person is more <reg orig="woorth">worth</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Tamburlaine,</l>
          <l>Than the possession of the Persean crown.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <reg orig="gratious">gracious</reg> <reg orig="starres">stars</reg> have <reg orig="promist">promised</reg> at my birth,</l>
          <l>A <reg orig="hundreth">hundredth</reg> Tartars shall attend <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thee,</l>
          <l>Mounted <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> Steeds, swifter than Pegasus.</l>
          <l>Thy Garments shall be made of Medean <reg orig="silke">silk</reg>,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Enchast">Enchased</reg> with precious <reg orig="iuelles">jewels</reg> of mine <reg orig="owne:"> own: </reg></l>
          <l></l>
          <l>More rich and <reg orig="valurous">valorous</reg> than Zenocrates.</l>
          <l>With <reg orig="milke-white">milk-white</reg> <reg orig="Hartes">Harts</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> an <reg orig="Iuorie">Ivory</reg> sled,</l>
          <l>Thou shalt be <reg orig="drawen">drawn</reg> amidst the <reg orig="frosen">frozen</reg> <reg orig="Pooles">Pools</reg>,</l>
          <l>And scale the <reg orig="ysie">icy</reg> <reg orig="mountaines">mountains</reg> lofty tops:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> with thy <reg orig="beautie">beauty</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> be <reg orig="soone">soon</reg> <reg orig="resolu'd">resolved</reg>.</l>
          <l>My <reg orig="martiall">martial</reg> prises with <reg orig="fiue">five</reg> hundred men,</l>
          
            <pb n="11" />
            <l><reg orig="Wun">Won</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the <reg orig="fiftie-headed">fifty-headed</reg> Vuolgas <reg orig="waues">waves</reg>.</l>
          <l>Shall all <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> offer <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Zenocrate,</l>
          <l>And then myself <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> fair Zenocrate.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>What now?:  <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> love?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Techelles, women must be <reg orig="flatered">flattered</reg>.</l>
          <l>But this is she with whom I am <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> love.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Enter a Souldier.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="WA">
  <l><reg orig="Newes">News</reg>, <reg orig="newes">news</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>How now, what is the matter?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="WA">
  <l>A thousand Persean <reg orig="horsmen">horsemen</reg> are at hand,</l>
          <l>Sent from the King <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="ouercome">overcome</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> all.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>How now my Lords of Egypt and Zenocrate?:</l>
          <l>Now must your <reg orig="iewels">jewels</reg> be <reg orig="restor'd">restored</reg> <reg orig="againe:"> again: </reg></l>
          <l></l>
          <l>And I <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="triumpht">triumphed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> be <reg orig="ouercome">overcome</reg>.</l>
          <l>How say you Lordings, Is not this your hope?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="T">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> hope yourself <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> willingly restore them.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Such hope, such fortune have the thousand horse.</l>
          <l>Soft ye my Lords and sweet Zenocrate.</l>
          <l>You must be forced from me ere you go:</l>
          <l>A thousand <reg orig="horsmen">horsemen</reg>?:  <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="fiue">five</reg> hundred <reg orig="foote">foot</reg>?:</l>
          <l>An <reg orig="ods">odds</reg> too great, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> stand against:</l>
          <l>But are they rich?:  And is their armour good?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="WA">
  <l>Their plumed <reg orig="helmes">holmes</reg> are wrought with beaten <reg orig="golde">gold</reg>.</l>
          <l>Their swords <reg orig="enameld">enamelled</reg>, and about their <reg orig="neckes">necks</reg></l>
          <l>Hangs <reg orig="massie">massy</reg> <reg orig="chaines">chains</reg> of <reg orig="golde">gold</reg> down <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the waste,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> every part exceeding  <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> and rich.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Then shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> fight <reg orig="couragiously">courageously</reg> with them.</l>
          <l>Or <reg orig="looke">look</reg> you, I should play the Orator?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">No</seg>:  cowards and faint-hearted <reg orig="runawaies">runaways</reg>,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Looke">Look</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> orations when the foe is <reg orig="neere">near</reg>.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> swords shall play the Orators <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>.</l>
          
            <pb n="12" />
            
 </sp>
  <sp who="E">
  <l>Come let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> meet them at the mountain foot,</l>
          <l>And with a <reg orig="sodaine">sudden</reg> and an hot <reg orig="alarme">alarm</reg></l>
          <l><reg orig="Driue">Drive</reg> all their horses headlong down the hill.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>Come let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <reg orig="martch">march</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Stay Techelles, <reg orig="aske">ask</reg> a <reg orig="parlee">parley</reg> first,</l>
          
 
  <stage>
  <l>The soldiers enter.</l>
          
 </stage>
  
  <l>Open the Males, yet guard the treasure sure,</l>
          <l>Lay out <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> golden wedges <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the view,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> their <reg orig="reflexions">reflections</reg> may amaze the Perseans.</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="looke">look</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> friendly <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> them when they come:</l>
          <l>But if they offer word or violence,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> fight <reg orig="fiue">five</reg> hundred <reg orig="men-at-armes">men-at-arms</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> one,</l>
          <l>Before <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> part with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> possession.</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="gainst"> against </reg> the <reg orig="Generall">General</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> lift <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> swords.</l>
          <l>And either <reg orig="lanch">lance</reg> his greedy thirsting throat,</l>
          <l>Or take him prisoner, and his <reg orig="chaine">chain</reg> shall <reg orig="serue">serve</reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <reg orig="Manackles">Manacles</reg>, till he be <reg orig="ransom'd">ransomed</reg> home.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>I hear them come, shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> encounter them?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Keep all your standings, and not stir a <reg orig="foote">foot</reg>,</l>
          <l>Myself <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> bide the danger of the brunt.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Enter Theridamas with others.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>Where is this Scythian Tamburlaine?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Whom seekst thou Persean?  I am <reg orig="Taburlain">Tamburlaine</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>Tamburlaine?: A Scythian <reg orig="Shepheard">Shepherd</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="imbellished">embellished</reg></l>
          <l>With Natures pride, and richest furniture,</l>
          <l>His looks do menace heaven and dare the Gods,</l>
          <l>His <reg orig="fierie">fiery</reg> <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg> are <reg orig="fixt">fixed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> the earth.</l>
          <l>As if he now <reg orig="deuis'd">devised</reg> some <reg orig="Stratageme">Stratagem</reg>:</l>
          <l>Or meant <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> pierce Auernas darksome vaults.</l>
          
            <pb n="13" />
            <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> pull the triple-headed dog from hell.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Noble and <reg orig="milde">mild</reg> this Persean <reg orig="seemes">seems</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be,</l>
          <l>If outward habit <reg orig="iudge">judge</reg> the inward man,</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>His deep affections make him passionate.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>With what a majesty he rears his looks:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> thee (thou valiant man of Persea)</l>
          <l>I see the folly of thy <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>:</l>
          <l>Art thou but <reg orig="Captaine">Captain</reg> of a thousand horse,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Characters <reg orig="grauen">graven</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy <reg orig="browes">brows</reg>,</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> thy <reg orig="martiall">martial</reg> face and stout aspect,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Deseru'st">Deservest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> have the leading of an <reg orig="hoste">host</reg>?:</l>
          <l>Forsake thy king and do but <reg orig="ioine">join</reg> with me</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> triumph <reg orig="ouer"> over </reg> all</l>
          <l>the world.</l>
          <l>I hold the Fates bound fast <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="yron">iron</reg> <reg orig="chaines">chains</reg>,</l>
          <l>And with my hand <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> Fortunes wheel about,</l>
          <l>And sooner shall the Sun fall from his <reg orig="Spheare">Sphere</reg>,</l>
          <l>Than Tamburlaine be <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg> or <reg orig="ouercome">overcome</reg>.</l>
          <l>Draw <reg orig="foorth">forth</reg> thy sword, thou mighty <reg orig="man-at-armes">man-at-arms</reg>,</l>
          <l>Intending but <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="rase">raze</reg> my charmed skin:</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg> himself <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> stretch his hand from heaven.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> ward the blow, and shield me safe from <reg orig="harme">harm</reg>,</l>
          <l>See how he <reg orig="raines">rains</reg> down heaps of gold <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> showers.</l>
          <l>As if he meant <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg>  give my soldiers pay,</l>
          <l>And as a sure and grounded argument,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> I shall be the <reg orig="Monark">Monarch</reg> of the East.</l>
          <l>He sends this <reg orig="Souldans">Sultans</reg> daughter rich and <reg orig="braue">brave</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be my Queen and portly <reg orig="Emperesse">Empress</reg>,</l>
          <l>If thou wilt stay with me, <reg orig="renowmed">renowned</reg> man,</l>
          <l>And lead thy thousand horse with my conduct,</l>
          <l>Besides thy share of this Egyptian prise,</l>
          <l>Those thousand horse shall sweat with <reg orig="martiall">martial</reg> <reg orig="spoile">spoil</reg></l>
          <l>Of conquered <reg orig="kingdomes">kingdoms</reg>, and of Cities <reg orig="sackt">sacked</reg>,</l>
          
            <pb n="14" />
            <l>Both <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="walke">walk</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> the lofty <reg orig="clifts">cliffs</reg>,</l>
          <l>And Christian Merchants <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> with Russian stems</l>
          <l>Plow <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> huge <reg orig="furrowes">furrows</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the Caspian sea.</l>
          <l>Shall <reg orig="vaile">vail</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>, as Lords of all the Lake.</l>
          <l>Both <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="raigne">reign</reg> as Consuls of the earth,</l>
          <l>And mighty kings shall be <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Senators,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg> sometime masked <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a <reg orig="Shepheards">shepherds</reg> weed,</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> those steps <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> he hath <reg orig="scal'd">scaled</reg> the <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg>,</l>
          <l>May <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> become <reg orig="immortall">immortal</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> the Gods.</l>
          <l><reg orig="Ioine">Join</reg> with me now <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this my mean estate,</l>
          <l>(I <reg orig="cal">call</reg> it mean, because being yet obscure,</l>
          <l>The Nations far <reg orig="remoou'd">removed</reg> <reg orig="admyre">admire</reg> me not)</l>
          <l>And when my name and honour shall be spread,</l>
          <l>As far as Boreas claps his brazen wings,</l>
          <l>Or fair Botees sends his <reg orig="cheerefull">cheerful</reg> light.</l>
          <l>Then shalt thou be Competitor with me,</l>
          <l>And sit with Tamburlaine <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> all his majesty.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>Not Hermes Prolocutor <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Gods,</l>
          <l>Could <reg orig="vse">use</reg> <reg orig="perswassons">persuasions</reg> more <reg orig="patheticall">pathetical</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Nor are Apollos Oracles more true,</l>
          <l>Than thou shalt find my vaunts <reg orig="substantiall">substantial</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> are his friends, and if the Persean king</l>
          <l>Should offer present <reg orig="Dukedomes">Dukedoms</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> state,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> think it <reg orig="losse">loss</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make exchange <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> are assured of <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> friends <reg orig="successe">success</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="E">
  <l>And <reg orig="kingdomes">kingdoms</reg> at the least <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> all expect.</l>
          <l>Besides the honour <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> assured <reg orig="conquestes">conquests</reg>:</l>
          <l>Where kings shall crouch unto <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> conquering swords,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="hostes">hostess</reg> of soldiers stand <reg orig="amaz'd">amazed</reg> at <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>,</l>
          <l>When with their <reg orig="fearfull">fearful</reg> tongues they shall <reg orig="confesse">confess</reg></l>
          <l>These are the men <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> all the world admires,</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>What <reg orig="stronge">strong</reg> enchantments tice my <reg orig="yeelding">yielding</reg> soul</l>
          
            <pb n="15" />
            <l>Are these <reg orig="resolued">resolved</reg> noble Scythians?:</l>
          <l>But shall I <reg orig="prooue">prove</reg> a Traitor <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my King?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">No</seg>, but the <reg orig="trustie">trusty</reg> friend of Tamburlaine.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>Won with thy words, and conquered with thy looks,</l>
          <l>I <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> myself, my men and horse <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be partaker of thy good or ill,</l>
          <l>As long as life <reg orig="maintaines">maintains</reg> Theridamas.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Theridamas my friend, take here my hand.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> is as much as if I swore <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> heaven,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="call'd">called</reg> the Gods <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="witnesse">witness</reg> of my vow,</l>
          <l>Thus shall my heart be still <reg orig="combinde">combined</reg> with thine,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Vntill"> Until </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> bodies <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg></l>
          <l>Elements:</l>
          <l>And both <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="soules">souls</reg> aspire <reg orig="celestiall">celestial</reg> thrones.</l>
          <l>Techelles, and Casane, welcome him.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>Welcome <reg orig="renowmed">renowned</reg> Persean <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> all.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="E">
  <l>Long may theridamas <reg orig="remaine">remain</reg> with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>These are my friends <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> whom I more <reg orig="reioice">rejoice</reg>,</l>
          <l>Than doth the King of Persea <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his crown:</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the love of Pyllades and Orestes,</l>
          <l>Whose statutes <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> adore <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Scythia,</l>
          <l>Thyself and them shall never part from me,</l>
          <l>Before I crown you kings <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Asia.</l>
          <l>Make much of them gentle Theridamas,</l>
          <l>And they <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> never <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> thee till the death.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>Nor thee, nor them, thrice noble Tamburlain</l>
          <l>Shall want my heart <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be with <reg orig="gladnes">gladness</reg> <reg orig="pierc'd">pierced</reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> do you honour and <reg orig="securitie">security</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>A thousand <reg orig="thankes">thanks</reg> worthy theridamas:</l>
          <l>And now fair Madam, and my noble Lords,</l>
          <l>If you <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> willingly <reg orig="remaine">remain</reg> with me,</l>
          <l>You shall have <reg orig="honors">honours</reg>, as your merits be:</l>
          <l>Or <reg orig="els">else</reg> you shall be <reg orig="forc'd">forced</reg> with <reg orig="slauerie">slavery</reg>.</l>
          
            <pb n="16" />
            
 </sp>
  <sp who="T">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> unto thee happy Tamburlaine.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> you then <reg orig="Maddam">Madam</reg>, I am out of doubt.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>I must be <reg orig="pleasde">pleased</reg> perforce, wretched Zenocrate.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Exeunt.</l>
          </stage></div2>
</div1>
  <div1 n="2" type="act">
  <div2 n="1" type="scene">
  <stage>
  <l>Cosroe, Menaphon, Ortygius, Ceneus, with</l>
          <l>other soldiers.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="B">
  <l>THus <reg orig="farre">far</reg> are <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> towards Theridamas,</l>
          <l>And valiant Tamburlaine, the man of fame,</l>
          <l>The man <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="forhead">forehead</reg> of his fortune,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Beares">Bears</reg> figures of <reg orig="renowne">renown</reg> and <reg orig="myracle">miracle</reg>:</l>
          <l>But tell me, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> hast <reg orig="seene">seen</reg> him, Menaphon,</l>
          <l>What stature wields he, and what personage?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="O">
  <l>Of stature tall, and straightly fashioned,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Like</seg> his desire, lift <reg orig="vpwards">upwards</reg> and <reg orig="diuine">divine</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> large of <reg orig="lims">limbs</reg>, his <reg orig="ioints">joints</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> strongly knit,</l>
          <l>Such breadth of shoulders as might <reg orig="mainely">mainly</reg> <reg orig="beare">bear</reg></l>
          <l><reg orig="Olde">Old</reg> Atlas burthen,  twixt his manly pitch,</l>
          <l>A <reg orig="pearle">pearl</reg> more worth, than all the world is <reg orig="plaste">placed</reg>:</l>
          <l>Wherein <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> curious <reg orig="soueraintie">sovereignty</reg> of #Art,</l>
          <l>Are <reg orig="fixt">fixed</reg> his piercing instruments of sight:</l>
          <l>Whose fiery <reg orig="cyrcles">circles</reg> <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> encompassed</l>
          <l>A heaven of <reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> bodies <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their <reg orig="Spheares">Spheres</reg>:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> guides his steps and actions <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the throne.</l>
          <l>Where honour sits <reg orig="inuested">invested</reg> royally:</l>
          <l>Pale of complexion:  wrought <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> him with passion,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Thrirsting">Thirsting</reg> with <reg orig="souerainty">sovereignty</reg> with love of arms,</l>
          <l>His lofty <reg orig="browes">brows</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="foldes">folds</reg>, do figure death,</l>
          
            <pb n="17" />
            <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their <reg orig="smoothnesse">smoothness</reg>, <reg orig="amitie">amity</reg> and life:</l>
          <l>About them hangs a knot of Amber <reg orig="heire">heir</reg>.</l>
          <l>Wrapped <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="curles">curls</reg>, as fierce Achilles was,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> the breath of heaven delights <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> play,</l>
          <l>Making it <reg orig="daunce">dance</reg> with wanton majesty:</l>
          <l>His #<reg orig="armes">arms</reg> and fingers long and snowy,</l>
          <l>Betokening valour and <reg orig="excesse">excess</reg> of strength:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> every part proportioned <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> the man,</l>
          <l>Should make the world subdued <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Tamburlaine.</l>
          
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  <sp who="B">
  <l>Well hast thou <reg orig="pourtraid">portrait</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy <reg orig="tearms">terms</reg> of life,</l>
          <l>The face and personage of a <reg orig="woondrous">wondrous</reg> man:</l>
          <l>Nature doth <reg orig="striue">strive</reg> with Fortune and his stars,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> make him famous <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="accomplisht">accomplished</reg> <reg orig="woorth">worth</reg>:</l>
          <l>And well his merits show him <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be made:</l>
          <l>His Fortunes <reg orig="maister">master</reg>, and the king of men.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> could <reg orig="perswade">persuade</reg> at such a <reg orig="sodaine">sudden</reg> pinch,</l>
          <l>With reasons of his valour and his life,</l>
          <l>A thousand <reg orig="sworne">sworn</reg> and <reg orig="ouermatching">overmatching</reg> foes:</l>
          <l>Then when <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> powers <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> points of swords are <reg orig="ioin'd">joined</reg></l>
          <l>And <reg orig="closde">closed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="compasse">compass</reg> of the killing bullet,</l>
          <l>Though straight the passage and the port be made,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> leads <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="Pallace">Palace</reg> of my <reg orig="brothers">brothers</reg> life,</l>
          <l>Proud is his fortune if <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> pierce it not.</l>
          <l>And when the princely Persean Diadem,</l>
          <l>Shall <reg orig="ouerway">overweigh</reg> his <reg orig="wearie">weary</reg> <reg orig="witlesse">witless</reg> head,</l>
          <l>And fall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> mellowed fruit, with shakes of death,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> fair Persea noble tamburlaine</l>
          <l>Shall be my Regent, and <reg orig="remaine">remain</reg> as King:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="M">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> happy <reg orig="hower">hour</reg>  <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> have set the crown</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Upon</seg> your kingly head, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> seeks <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> honour,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="ioyning">joining</reg> with the man, <reg orig="ordain'd">ordained</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> heaven</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> further every action <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the best.</l>
          
            <pb n="18" />
            
 </sp>
  <sp who="N">
  <l>He <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> with <reg orig="Shepheards">Shepherds</reg> and a <reg orig="litle">little</reg> <reg orig="spoile">spoil</reg>,</l>
          <l>Durst <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="disdaine">disdain</reg> of wrong and <reg orig="tyrannie">tyranny</reg>,</l>
          <l>Defend his <reg orig="freedome">freedom</reg> <reg orig="gainst"> against </reg> a</l>
          <l><reg orig="Monarchie">Monarchy</reg></l>
          <l>What <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> he do supported <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> a king?:</l>
          <l>Leading a <reg orig="troope">troop</reg> of Gentlemen and Lords,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="stuft">stuffed</reg> with <reg orig="trasure">treasure</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his highest thoughts,</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="B">
  <l>And such shall wait <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> worthy Tamburlaine.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> army <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> be forty thousand strong,</l>
          <l>When Tamburlain and <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> Theridamas</l>
          <l>Have met <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="riuer">river</reg> at Araris:</l>
          <l>And all <reg orig="conioin'd">conjoined</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> meet the <reg orig="witlesse">witless</reg> King.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> now is marching <reg orig="neer">near</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Parthia.</l>
          <l>And with <reg orig="vnwilling">unwilling</reg> soldiers faintly <reg orig="arm'd">armed</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> me and Tamburlaine.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> whom sweet Menaphon, direct me straight.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="O">
  <l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> my Lord.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Exeunt.</l>
          </stage>
  </div2>
  <div2 n="2" type="scene">
  <stage>
  <l>Mycetes, Meander, with other Lords</l>
          <l>and soldiers.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="A">
  <l>COme my Meander, let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> this <reg orig="geere">gear</reg>,</l>
          <l>I tell you true my heart is <reg orig="swolne">swollen</reg> with wrath,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> this same <reg orig="theeuish">thievish</reg> <reg orig="villaine">villain</reg> tamburlaine.</l>
          <l>And of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> false Cosroe, my <reg orig="traiterous">traitorous</reg> brother</l>
          <l>Would it not <reg orig="grieue">grieve</reg> a King <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="abusde">abused</reg>.</l>
          <l>And have a thousand <reg orig="horsmen">horsemen</reg> <reg orig="tane">ta'en</reg> away?:</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> is worst <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> have his Diadem</l>
          <l>Sought <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> such <reg orig="scalde">scald</reg> <reg orig="knaues">knaves</reg> as love him not:?</l>
          <l>I think it would:  well then, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg> I <reg orig="sweare">swear</reg>,</l>
          <l>Aurora shall not <reg orig="peepe">peep</reg> out of <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="doores">doors</reg>,</l>
          
            <pb n="19" />
            <l>But I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> have Cosroe <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the head,</l>
          <l>And kill proud Tamburlaine with point of sword.</l>
          <l>Tell you the rest (Meander) I have said.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="K">
  <l>Then <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> past Armenian <reg orig="desarts">deserts</reg> now,</l>
          <l>And pitch <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> tents <reg orig="vnder"> under </reg> the</l>
          <l>Georgean <reg orig="hilles">hills</reg>.</l>
          <l>Whose tops are <reg orig="couered">covered</reg> with Tartarian <reg orig="thieues">thieves</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> lie <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> ambush, waiting <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a pray:</l>
          <l>What should <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> do but bid them <reg orig="battaile">battle</reg> straight,</l>
          <l>And rid the world of those detested <reg orig="troopes">troops</reg>?:</l>
          <l>Least if <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> let them <reg orig="lynger">linger</reg> here a while,</l>
          <l>They gather strength <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> power  of fresh supplies.</l>
          <l>This <reg orig="countrie">country</reg> <reg orig="swarmes">swarms</reg> with vile <reg orig="outragious">outrageous</reg> men,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> live <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> rapine and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="lawlesse">lawless</reg> <reg orig="spoile">spoil</reg>,</l>
          <l>Fit soldiers <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the wicked Tamburlaine.</l>
          <l>And he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> could with <reg orig="giftes">gifts</reg> and promises</l>
          <l><reg orig="Inueigle">Inveigle</reg> him <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> lead a thousand horse,</l>
          <l>And make him false his faith unto his King,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> quickly win such as are <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> himself.</l>
          <l>Therefore <reg orig="cheere">cheer</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> your <reg orig="mindes">minds</reg>, prepare <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> fight,</l>
          <l>He <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> can take or slaughter tamburlaine,</l>
          <l>Shall rule the <reg orig="Prouince">Province</reg> of Albania.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Who</seg> brings <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> Traitors head theridamas,</l>
          <l>Shall have a <reg orig="gouernment">government</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Medea:</l>
          <l>Beside the <reg orig="spoile">spoil</reg> of him and all his <reg orig="traine">train</reg>:</l>
          <l>But if Cosroe (as <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Spials say,</l>
          <l>And as <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> know) <reg orig="remaines">remains</reg> with tamburlaine,</l>
          <l>His <reg orig="Highnesse">Highness</reg> pleasure is <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> he should live,</l>
          <l>And be <reg orig="reclaim'd">reclaimed</reg> with princely <reg orig="lenitie">lenity</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="WB">
  <l>An hundred <reg orig="horsmen">horsemen</reg> of my company</l>
          <l><reg orig="Scowting">Scouting</reg> abroad <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> these champion <reg orig="plaines">plains</reg>,</l>
          <l>Have <reg orig="view'd">viewed</reg> the army of the Scythians,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> make reports it far exceeds the Kings.</l>
          
            <pb n="20" />
            
 </sp>
  <sp who="K">
  <l>Suppose they be <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> number <reg orig="infinit">infinite</reg>,</l>
          <l>Yet being void of <reg orig="Martiall">Martial</reg> discipline,</l>
          <l>All running headlong after greedy <reg orig="spoiles">spoils</reg>:</l>
          <l>And more regarding <reg orig="gaine">gain</reg> than victory:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Like</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="cruell">cruel</reg> brothers of the earth,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Sprong">Sprung</reg> of the teeth of Dragons venomous,</l>
          <l>Their <reg orig="carelesse">careless</reg> swords shall <reg orig="lanch">lance</reg> their <reg orig="fellowes">fellows</reg> throats</l>
          <l>And make <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> triumph <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their <reg orig="ouerthrow">overthrow</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="A">
  <l>Was there such brethren, sweet Meander, say</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="sprong">sprung</reg> of teeth of Dragons venomous,</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="K">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> Poets say, my Lord.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="A">
  <l>And it is a <reg orig="prety">pretty</reg> toy <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be a Poet.</l>
          <l>Well, well (Meander) thou art deeply read:</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> thee, I have a <reg orig="iewell">jewel</reg> sure:</l>
          <l>Go <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg> my Lord, and  give your charge I say,</l>
          <l>Thy wit <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> make <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> Conquerors today.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="K">
  <l>Then noble soldiers, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="intrap">entrap</reg> these <reg orig="theeues">thieves</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> live confounded <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> disordered <reg orig="troopes">troops</reg>,</l>
          <l>If wealth or riches may <reg orig="preuaile">prevail</reg> with them,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> have <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="Cammels">Camels</reg> laden all with gold:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> you <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> be but common soldiers,</l>
          <l>Shall fling <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> every corner of the field:</l>
          <l>And while the base <reg orig="borne">born</reg> Tartars take it <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg>,</l>
          <l>You fighting more <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> honour than <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> gold,</l>
          <l>Shall massacre those greedy-minded <reg orig="slaues">slaves</reg>.</l>
          <l>And when their scattered <reg orig="armie">army</reg> is <reg orig="subdu'd">subdued</reg>:</l>
          <l>And you march <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> their slaughtered <reg orig="carkasses">carcasses</reg>,</l>
          <l>Share <reg orig="equallly">equally</reg> the gold <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> bought their <reg orig="liues">lives</reg>,</l>
          <l>And live <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> Gentlemen <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Persea,</l>
          <l>Strike <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> the Drum and <reg orig="martch">march</reg> <reg orig="corragiously">courageously</reg>,</l>
          <l>Fortune herself doth sit <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Crests.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="A">
  <l>He <reg orig="tels">tells</reg> you true, my <reg orig="maisters">masters</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> he does.</l>
          <l>Drums, why sound ye not when Meand. speaks.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Exeunt.</l>
          
            <pb n="21" />
            </stage>
  </div2>
  <div2 n="3" type="scene">
  <stage>
  <l>Cosroe, Tamburlaine, Theridamas, Techelles, Vsumeasane,</l>
          <l>Ortygius. with others.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="B">
  <l>NOw worthy Tamburlaine, have I <reg orig="reposde">reposed</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> thy <reg orig="approoued">approved</reg> Fortunes all my hope,</l>
          <l>What thinkst thou man, shall come of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="attemptes">attempts</reg>.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> even as from assured oracle,</l>
          <l>I take thy <reg orig="doome">doom</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> satisfaction.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> mistake you not a whit my Lord.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> Fates and Oracles, heaven have <reg orig="sworne">sworn</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="roialise">royalize</reg> the <reg orig="deedes">deeds</reg> of tamburlaine:</l>
          <l>And make them <reg orig="blest">blessed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> share <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="attemptes">attempts</reg>.</l>
          <l>And doubt you not, but if you <reg orig="fauour">favour</reg> me,</l>
          <l>And let my Fortunes and my valour sway,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> some direction <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> your <reg orig="martiall">martial</reg> deeds,</l>
          <l>The world <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="striue">strive</reg> with <reg orig="hostes">hostess</reg> of <reg orig="men-at-armes">men-at-arms</reg>.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="swarme">swarm</reg> unto the <reg orig="Ensigne">Ensign</reg> I support,</l>
          <l>The host of Xerxes, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> fame is said</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="drinke">drink</reg> the mighty Parthian Araris,</l>
          <l>Was but a handful <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> have.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> <reg orig="quiuering">quivering</reg> Lances shaking <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="aire">air</reg>,</l>
          <l>And bullets <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <reg orig="Ioues">Jove's</reg> <reg orig="dreadfull">dreadful</reg> Thunderbolts,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Enrolde">Enroled</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> flames and fiery <reg orig="smoldering">smouldering</reg> <reg orig="mistes">mists</reg>,</l>
          <l>Shall threat the Gods more than Cyclopian <reg orig="warres">wars</reg>,</l>
          <l>And with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Sun-bright armour as <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> march,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> chase the Stars from heaven, and dim their <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> stand and muse at <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="admyred">admired</reg> arms.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>You see my Lord, what <reg orig="woorking">working</reg> words he hath.</l>
          
            <pb n="22" />
            <l>But when you see his actions stop his speech,</l>
          <l>Your speech <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> stay, or <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> extol his worth,</l>
          <l>As I shall be commended and <reg orig="excusde">excused</reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> turning my <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> charge <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his direction.</l>
          <l>And these his two <reg orig="renowmed">renowned</reg> friends my Lord,</l>
          <l>Would make one thrust and <reg orig="striue">strive</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="retain'd">retained</reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> such a great degree of <reg orig="amitie">amity</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>With <reg orig="dutie">duty</reg> not with <reg orig="amitie">amity</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> <reg orig="vtmost">utmost</reg> <reg orig="seruice">service</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the fair Cosroe.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="B">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> I <reg orig="esteeme">esteem</reg> as portion of my crown.</l>
          <l>Vsumeasane and techelles both,</l>
          <l>When she <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> rules <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Rhamnis golden gates,</l>
          <l>And makes a passage <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> all prosperous arms:</l>
          <l>Shall make me solely <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> of Asia,</l>
          <l>Then shall your meeds and <reg orig="vallours">valours</reg> be <reg orig="aduaunst">advanced</reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <reg orig="roomes">rooms</reg> of honour and <reg orig="Nobilitie">Nobility</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Then haste Cosroe <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be king alone.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> I with these my friends and all my men,</l>
          <l>May triumph <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> long expected Fate,</l>
          <l>The King your Brother is now hard at hand,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Meete">Meet</reg> with the <reg orig="foole">fool</reg>, and rid your <reg orig="royall">royal</reg> shoulders</l>
          <l>Of such a burthen, as <reg orig="outwaies">outweighs</reg> the sands</l>
          <l>And all the <reg orig="craggie">craggy</reg> <reg orig="rockes">rocks</reg> of Caspea.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="WC">
  <l>My Lord, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> have <reg orig="discouered">discovered</reg> the <reg orig="enemie">enemy</reg></l>
          <l>Ready <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="chardge">charge</reg> you with a mighty <reg orig="armie">army</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="B">
  <l>Come tamburlain, now whet thy winged sword</l>
          <l>And lift thy lofty <reg orig="arme">arm</reg> into the <reg orig="cloudes">clouds</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> it may reach the King of Perseas crown,</l>
          <l>And set it safe <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> my victorious head.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>See where it is, the keenest <reg orig="Curle-axe">curtal-axe</reg>.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="ere"> ever </reg> made passage through</l>
          <l>Persean arms,</l>
          <l>These are the wings shall make it <reg orig="flie">fly</reg> as swift,</l>
          
            <pb n="23" />
            <l>As doth the lightening: or the breath of heaven,</l>
          <l>And kill as sure as it swiftly flies.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="B">
  <l>Thy words assure me of kind <reg orig="successe">success</reg>:</l>
          <l>Go valiant <reg orig="Souldier">Soldier</reg>, go before and charge</l>
          <l>The fainting army of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> foolish King.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Vsumeasane and techelles come,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> are enough <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="scarre">scare</reg> the enemy,</l>
          <l>And more than <reg orig="needes">needs</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make an <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>.</l>
          </sp>
  </div2>
  <div2 n="4" type="scene">
  <stage>
  <l>To the Battaile, and Mycetes comes out alone with</l>
          <l>his crown in his hand, offering to hide it.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="A">
  <l><reg orig="Accurst">Accursed</reg> be he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> first <reg orig="inuented">invented</reg> war,</l>
          <l>They knew not, ah, they knew not simple men,</l>
          <l>How those were hit <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> pelting Cannon shot,</l>
          <l>Stand staggering <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a <reg orig="quiuering">quivering</reg> Aspen <reg orig="leafe">leaf</reg>,</l>
          <l>Fearing the force of Boreas <reg orig="boistrous">boisterous</reg> blasts.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> what a lamentable case were I,</l>
          <l>If Nature had not  <reg orig="giuen">given</reg> me <reg orig="wisedomes">wisdoms</reg> lore?</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> Kings are clouts <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> every man shoots at,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> crown the pin <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> thousands <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="cleaue">cleave</reg>.</l>
          <l>Therefore <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="pollicie">policy</reg> I think it good</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> hide it close:  a goodly Stratagem,</l>
          <l>And far from any man <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> is a <reg orig="foole">fool</reg>.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> shall not I be <reg orig="knowen">known</reg>, or if I be,</l>
          <l>They cannot take away my crown from me.</l>
          <l>Here <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I hide it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this simple hole.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Enter Tamburlain.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>What fearful coward <reg orig="stragling">straggling</reg> from the camp</l>
          <l>When Kings themselves are present <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the field.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="A">
  <l>Thou liest.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Base <reg orig="villaine">villain</reg>, <reg orig="darst"> darest </reg> thou  give the</l>
          <l>lie?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="A">
  <l>Away, I am the King:  go, touch me not.</l>
          
            <pb n="24" />
            <l>Thou <reg orig="breakst">breaks</reg> the law of arms <reg orig="vnlesse"> unless </reg></l>
          <l>thou <reg orig="kneele">kneel</reg>.</l>
          <l>And cry me <reg orig="mercie">mercy</reg>, noble King.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Are you the witty King of Persea?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="A">
  <l>Aye marie am I:  have you any suite <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>I would <reg orig="intreat">entreat</reg> you <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> speak but three wise words.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="A">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> I can when I see my time.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Is this your crown?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="A">
  <l>Aye, Didst thou <reg orig="euer"> ever </reg> see a fairer?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>You <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not sell it, <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> ye?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="A">
  <l>Such another word, and I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> have thee executed.</l>
          <l>Come  give it me.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">No</seg>, I <reg orig="tooke">took</reg> it prisoner.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="A">
  <l>You lie, I <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> it you.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Then it is mine.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="A">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">No</seg>, I mean, I let you keep it.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Well, I mean you shall have it <reg orig="againe."> again. </reg></l>
          <l></l>
          <l>Here take it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a while, I lend it thee,</l>
          <l>Till I may see thee <reg orig="hem'd">hemmed</reg> with armed men.</l>
          <l>Then shalt thou see me pull it from thy head:</l>
          <l>Thou art <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> match <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> mighty Tamburlaine.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="A">
  <l>O Gods, is this tamburlaine the <reg orig="thiefe">thief</reg>,</l>
          <l>I <reg orig="marueile">marvel</reg> much he stole it not away.</l>
          </sp>
  </div2>
  <div2 n="5" type="scene">
  <stage>
  <l>Sound trumpets to the battell, and he runs in.</l>
          <l>Cosroe, Tamburlaine, Theridamas, Menaphon,</l>
          <l>Meander, Ortygius. Techelles. Vsumeasane,</l>
          <l>with others.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="C">
  <l><reg orig="Holde">Hold</reg> thee Cosroe, <reg orig="weare">wear</reg> two <reg orig="imperiall">imperial</reg> <reg orig="crownes">crowns</reg>.</l>
          
            <pb n="25" />
            <l>Think thee <reg orig="inuested">invested</reg> now as royally.</l>
          <l>Even <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the mighty hand of tamburlaine,</l>
          <l>As if as many <reg orig="kinges">kings</reg> as could <reg orig="encompasse">encompass</reg> thee,</l>
          <l>With greatest <reg orig="pompe">pomp</reg> had <reg orig="crown'd">crowned</reg> thee <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="B">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> do I thrice <reg orig="renowmed">renowned</reg> <reg orig="man-at-armes">man-at-arms</reg>,</l>
          <l>And none shall <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> the crown but tamburlaine:</l>
          <l>Thee do I make my Regent of Persea,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="Generall">General</reg> <reg orig="Lieftenant">Lieutenant</reg> of my Armies.</l>
          <l>Meander, you <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> were <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="brothers">brothers</reg> Guide,</l>
          <l>And chiefest <reg orig="Counsailor">Counsellor</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> all his acts,</l>
          <l>Since he is <reg orig="yeelded">yielded</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the stroke of War,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> your submission <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> with thanks excuse,</l>
          <l>And  give you <reg orig="equall">equal</reg> place <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="affaires">affairs</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="K">
  <l>Most happy <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> humblest <reg orig="tearms">terms</reg></l>
          <l>I vow my <reg orig="seruice">service</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your majesty.</l>
          <l>With <reg orig="vtmost">utmost</reg> <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg> of my faith and <reg orig="dutie">duty</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="B">
  <l>Thanks good Meander, then Cosroe <reg orig="raign">reign</reg></l>
          <l>And <reg orig="gouerne">govern</reg> Persea <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> former pomp:</l>
          <l>Now send <reg orig="Ambassage">Embassage</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy <reg orig="neighbor">neighbour</reg> Kings,</l>
          <l>And let them know the Persean King is <reg orig="chang'd">changed</reg>:</l>
          <l>From one <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> knew not what a King should do,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> one <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> can <reg orig="commaund">command</reg> what longs thereto:</l>
          <l>And now <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> fair Persepolis,</l>
          <l>With twenty thousand  expert soldiers.</l>
          <l>The Lords and <reg orig="Captaines">Captains</reg> of my <reg orig="brothers">brothers</reg> <reg orig="campe">camp</reg>,</l>
          <l>With <reg orig="litle">little</reg> slaughter take Meanders course,</l>
          <l>And gladly <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my gracious rule:</l>
          <l>Ortigius and menaphon, my <reg orig="trustie">trusty</reg> <reg orig="friendes">friends</reg>,</l>
          <l>Now <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I gratify your former good,</l>
          <l>And grace your calling with a greater sway.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="M">
  <l>And as <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="euer"> ever </reg> <reg orig="aim'd">aimed</reg> at your</l>
          <l><reg orig="behoofe">behoof</reg>,</l>
          <l>And sought your state, all honour it <reg orig="deseru'd">deserved</reg>,</l>
          
            <pb n="26" />
            <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> powers and <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg></l>
          <l><reg orig="liues">lives</reg>,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Indeuor">Endeavour</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="preserue">preserve</reg> and prosper it.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="B">
  <l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not thank thee (sweet Ortigius)</l>
          <l>Better replies shall <reg orig="prooue">prove</reg> my purposes.</l>
          <l>And now Lord tamburlaine, my <reg orig="brothers">brothers</reg> <reg orig="Campe">Camp</reg></l>
          <l>I <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> theridamas,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> follow me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> fair Persepolis.</l>
          <l>Then <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> march <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> all those Indian Mines,</l>
          <l>My <reg orig="witlesse">witless</reg> brother <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Christians lost:</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="ransome">ransom</reg> them with fame and <reg orig="vsurie">usury</reg>.</l>
          <l>And till thou <reg orig="ouertake">overtake</reg> me tamburlaine,</l>
          <l>(Staying <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> order all the scattered <reg orig="troopes">troops</reg>)</l>
          <l>Farewell Lord Regent, and his happy friends,</l>
          <l>I long <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> sit <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> my <reg orig="brothers">brothers</reg> throne,</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="O">
  <l>Your majesty shall shortly have your wish.</l>
          <l>And ride <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> triumph through Persepolis.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Exeunt.</l>
          <l>Manent Tamb.  Tech.  Ther.  Vsum.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>And ride <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> triumph through Persepolis?:</l>
          <l>Is it not <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be a King, techelles?:</l>
          <l>Vsumeasane and theridamas,</l>
          <l>Is it not passing <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be a King,</l>
          <l>And ride <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> triumph through Persepolis?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>O my Lord, it is sweet and full of <reg orig="pompe">pomp</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="E">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be a King, is <reg orig="halfe">half</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be a God.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>A God is not <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> glorious as a King:</l>
          <l>I think the pleasure they <reg orig="enioy">enjoy</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> heaven</l>
          <l>Cannot compare with kingly <reg orig="ioyes">joys</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> earth,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="weare">wear</reg> a crown <reg orig="enchac'd">enchased</reg> with <reg orig="pearle">pearl</reg> and <reg orig="golde">gold</reg>,</l>
          <l>Whose <reg orig="vertues">virtues</reg> <reg orig="carie">carry</reg> with it life and death,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="aske">ask</reg>, and have:  <reg orig="commaund">command</reg>, and be <reg orig="obeied">obeyed</reg>.</l>
          <l>When looks breed love, with looks <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="gaine">gain</reg> the prize.</l>
          <l>Such power  <reg orig="attractiue">attractive</reg> shines <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> princes <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg>.</l>
          
            <pb n="27" />
            
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Why say theridamas, wilt thou be a king?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>Nay, though I praise it, I can live without it.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>What <reg orig="saies">says</reg> my other friends, <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> you be kings?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>Aye, if I could with all my heart  my Lord.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Why, <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> is well said techelles, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> would I,</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> would you my <reg orig="maisters">masters</reg>, would you not?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="E">
  <l>What then my Lord?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Why then Casane: shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> wish <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> aught</l>
          <l>The world <reg orig="affoords">affords</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> greatest <reg orig="noueltie">novelty</reg>,</l>
          <l>And rest attemptless, faint and destitute?:</l>
          <l>Methinks <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> should not, I am strongly <reg orig="moou'd">moved</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> if I should desire the Persean crown,</l>
          <l>I could <reg orig="attaine">attain</reg> it with a <reg orig="woondrous">wondrous</reg> ease,</l>
          <l>And would not all <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> soldiers <reg orig="soone">soon</reg> consent,</l>
          <l>If <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> should <reg orig="aime">aim</reg> at such a <reg orig="dignitie">dignity</reg>?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>I know they would with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="perswasions">persuasions</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Why then theridamas, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> first assay,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> get the Persean <reg orig="Kingdome">Kingdom</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> myself:</l>
          <l>Then thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> Parthia, they <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> Scythia and Medea.</l>
          <l>And if I prosper, all shall be as sure,</l>
          <l>As if the <reg orig="Turke">Turk</reg>, the Pope, Affrike and Greece,</l>
          <l>Came creeping <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> with their <reg orig="crownes">crowns</reg> apace.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>Then shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> send <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> this triumphing King,</l>
          <l>And bid him <reg orig="battell">battle</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his <reg orig="nouell">novel</reg> crown?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="E">
  <l>Nay quickly then, before his <reg orig="roome">room</reg> be hot.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>It <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="prooue">prove</reg> a <reg orig="pretie">pretty</reg> <reg orig="iest">jest</reg> (<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> faith) my friends.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>A <reg orig="iest">jest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="chardge">charge</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> twenty thousand men?:</l>
          <l>I <reg orig="iudge">judge</reg> the purchase more important far.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l><reg orig="Iudge">Judge</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> thyself theridamas, not me,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> presently techelles here shall haste,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> bid him <reg orig="battaile">battle</reg> ere he <reg orig="passe">pass</reg> too <reg orig="farre">far</reg>,</l>
          <l>And lose more <reg orig="labor">labour</reg> than the <reg orig="gaine">gain</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="quight">quite</reg>.</l>
          
            <pb n="28" />
            <l>Then shalt thou see the Scythian tamburlaine,</l>
          <l>Make but a <reg orig="iest">jest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> win the Persean crown.</l>
          <l>techelles, take a thousand horse with thee,</l>
          <l>And bid him <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> him back <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> war with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="onely"> only </reg> made him King <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg></l>
          <l>make <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> sport.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not <reg orig="steale">steal</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> him cowardly,</l>
          <l>But  give him warning and more <reg orig="warriours">warriors</reg>.</l>
          <l>Haste thee techelles, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> follow thee.</l>
          <l>What saith theridamas?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>Go <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> me.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Exeunt.</l>
          </stage>
  </div2>
  <div2 n="6" type="scene">
  <stage>
  <l>Cosroe, Meander, Ortygius, Menaphon, with</l>
          <l>other soldiers.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="B">
  <l>What means this <reg orig="diuelish">devilish</reg> <reg orig="shepheard">shepherd</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> aspire</l>
          <l>With such a Giantly presumption.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> cast <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> <reg orig="hils">hills</reg> against the face of heaven:</l>
          <l>And dare the force of <reg orig="angrie">angry</reg> <reg orig="Iupiter">Jupiter</reg>.</l>
          <l>But as he thrust them <reg orig="vnderneath">underneath</reg> the <reg orig="hils">hills</reg>,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="prest">pressed</reg> out fire from their burning <reg orig="iawes">jaws</reg>:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I send this monstrous <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> hell,</l>
          <l>Where flames shall <reg orig="euer"> ever </reg> feed <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></l>
          <l>his soul.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="K">
  <l>Some powers <reg orig="diuine">divine</reg>, or <reg orig="els">else</reg> <reg orig="infernall">infernal</reg>, <reg orig="mixt">mixed</reg></l>
          <l>Their angry seeds at his conception:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> he was never <reg orig="sprong">sprung</reg> of <reg orig="humaine">human</reg> race,</l>
          <l>Since with the spirit of his <reg orig="fearefull">fearful</reg> pride,</l>
          <l>He dares <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="doubtlesly">doubtlessly</reg> <reg orig="resolue">resolve</reg> of rule.</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> profession be ambitious.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="M">
  <l>What God or <reg orig="Feend">Fiend</reg>, or spirit of the earth,</l>
          <l>Or Monster turned <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> a manly shape,</l>
          
            <pb n="29" />
            <l>Or of what mold or <reg orig="mettel">mettle</reg> he be made,</l>
          <l>What star or state <reg orig="soeuer">soever</reg> <reg orig="gouerne">govern</reg> him,</l>
          <l>Let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> put <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> meet <reg orig="incountring">encountering</reg> <reg orig="mindes">minds</reg>,</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> detesting such a <reg orig="diuelish">devilish</reg> <reg orig="Thiefe">Thief</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> love of honour and defence of right,</l>
          <l>Be <reg orig="arm'd">armed</reg> against the hate of such a foe,</l>
          <l>Whether from earth, or hell, or heaven he grow.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="B">
  <l>Nobly <reg orig="resolu'd">resolved</reg>, my good Ortygius.</l>
          <l>And since <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> all have <reg orig="suckt">sucked</reg> one <reg orig="wholsome">wholesome</reg> <reg orig="aire">air</reg>,</l>
          <l>And with the same proportion of Elements,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Resolue">Resolve</reg>, I hope <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> are resembled,</l>
          <l>Vowing <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="loues">loves</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="equall">equal</reg> death and life,</l>
          <l>Let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <reg orig="cheere">cheer</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> soldiers <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="incounter">encounter</reg> him,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> <reg orig="grieuous">grievous</reg> image of ingratitude:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> fiery thirster after <reg orig="Soueraigntie">Sovereignty</reg>:</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="burne">burn</reg> him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the fury of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> flame,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> none can <reg orig="quence">quench</reg> but blood and <reg orig="Emperie">Empery</reg>.</l>
          <l><reg orig="Resolue">Resolve</reg> my Lords and <reg orig="louing">loving</reg> soldiers now,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="saue">save</reg> your King and country from decay:</l>
          <l>Then strike <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> Drum, and all the <reg orig="Starres">Stars</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> make</l>
          <l>The loathsome Circle of my dated life,</l>
          <l>Direct my weapon <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his barbarous heart,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> thus opposeth him against the Gods,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="scornes">scorns</reg> the Powers <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="gouerne">govern</reg> Persea.</l>
          </sp>
  </div2>
  <div2 n="7" type="scene">
  <stage>
  <l>Enter to the Battell, and after the battell, enter Cosroe</l>
          <l>wounded, Theridamas, tamburlaine, Techelles,</l>
          <l>Vsumeasane, with others.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="B">
  <l>Barbarous and bloody Tamburlaine,</l>
          <l>Thus <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="depriue">deprive</reg> me of my crown and life.</l>
          <l>Treacherous and false theridamas,</l>
          
            <pb n="30" />
            <l>even at the morning of my happy state,</l>
          <l>Scarce being seated <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="royall">royal</reg> throne,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="worke">work</reg> my downfall and <reg orig="vntimely">untimely</reg> end.</l>
          <l>An <reg orig="vncouth">uncouth</reg> <reg orig="paine">pain</reg> torments my <reg orig="grieued">grieved</reg> soul,</l>
          <l>And death arrests the <reg orig="organe">organ</reg> of my voice.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Who</seg> <reg orig="entring">entering</reg> at the breach thy sword hath made,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Sackes">Sacks</reg> every <reg orig="vaine">vain</reg> and artier of my heart,</l>
          <l>Bloody and insatiate Tamburlain.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>The thirst of <reg orig="raigne">reign</reg> and <reg orig="sweetnes">sweetness</reg> of a crown,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="causde">caused</reg> the eldest <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> of <reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> Ops,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> thrust his doting father from his <reg orig="chaire">chair</reg>,</l>
          <l>And place himself <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="Emperiall">Imperial</reg> heaven,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Moou'd">Moved</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> manage arms against thy state.</l>
          <l>What better president than mighty <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg>?:</l>
          <l>Nature <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="fram'd">framed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> of <reg orig="foure">four</reg> Elements,</l>
          <l>Warring within <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> breasts <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> regiment,</l>
          <l>Doth teach <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> all <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> have <reg orig="aspyring">aspiring</reg> minds:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> <reg orig="soules">souls</reg>, whose faculties can comprehend</l>
          <l>The wondrous Architecture of the world:</l>
          <l>And measure every <reg orig="wandring">wandering</reg> <reg orig="plannets">planets</reg> course.</l>
          <l>Still <reg orig="climing">climbing</reg> after knowledge infinite,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="alwaies"> always </reg> <reg orig="moouing">moving</reg> as the <reg orig="restles">restless</reg></l>
          <l><reg orig="Spheares">Spheres</reg>.</l>
          <l><reg orig="Wils">Wills</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="weare">wear</reg> ourselves and never rest.</l>
          <l><reg orig="Vntill"> Until </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> reach the ripest fruit</l>
          <l>of all.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> perfect <reg orig="blisse">bliss</reg> and sole <reg orig="felicitie">felicity</reg>.</l>
          <l>The sweet fruition of an earthly crown.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> made me <reg orig="ioine">join</reg> with tamburlain.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> he is <reg orig="grosse">gross</reg> and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> the <reg orig="massie">massy</reg> earth,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="mooues">moves</reg> not <reg orig="vpwards">upwards</reg>, nor <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> princely deeds</l>
          <l>Doth mean <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="soare">soar</reg> <reg orig="aboue"> above </reg> the</l>
          <l>highest sort.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> made <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> the friends of Tamburlaine.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> lift <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> swords against the Persean King.</l>
          
            <pb n="31" />
            
 </sp>
  <sp who="E">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> as when <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg> did thrust old Saturn down.</l>
          <l>Neptune and Dis <reg orig="gain'd">gained</reg> each of them a crown.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> do <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> hope <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="raign">reign</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Asia,</l>
          <l>If tamburlain be <reg orig="plac'd">placed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Persea.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="B">
  <l>The strangest men <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="euer"> ever </reg></l>
          <l>nature made,</l>
          <l>I know not how <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> take their tyrannies.</l>
          <l>My <reg orig="bloodlesse">bloodless</reg> body waxeth chill and <reg orig="colde">cold</reg>,</l>
          <l>And with my blood my life slides through my wound.</l>
          <l>My soul begins <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> take <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> flight <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> hell.</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="sommons">summons</reg> all my <reg orig="sences">senses</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> depart:</l>
          <l>The heat and moisture <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> did feed each other,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> want of nourishment <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> feed them both.</l>
          <l>Is <reg orig="drie">dry</reg> and cold, and now doth <reg orig="gastly">ghastly</reg> death</l>
          <l>With greedy <reg orig="tallents">talents</reg> gripe my bleeding heart.</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a Harpyr tires <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> my life.</l>
          <l>Theridamas and Tamburlaine, I die,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="fearefull">fearful</reg> vengeance light <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> you both.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>He takes the crown and puts it on.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Not all the curses <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> the furies breathe,</l>
          <l>Shall make me <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> rich a prize as this:</l>
          <l>Theridamas, techelles, and the rest,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">Who</seg> think you now is king of Persea?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="X">
  <l>Tamburlaine, tamburlaine.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Though Mars himself the <reg orig="angrie">angry</reg> God of arms.</l>
          <l>And all the earthly Potentates conspire,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="dispossesse">dispossess</reg> me of this Diadem:</l>
          <l>Yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I <reg orig="weare">wear</reg> it <reg orig="despight">despite</reg> of them,</l>
          <l>As great commander of this <reg orig="Easterne">Eastern</reg> world,</l>
          <l>If you but say <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> tamburlaine shall <reg orig="raigne">reign</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="X">
  <l>Long live tamburlaine, and <reg orig="raigne">reign</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Asia.</l>
          
            <pb n="32" />
            
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg>, now it is more surer <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> my head,</l>
          <l>Than if the Gods had held a Parliament:</l>
          <l>And all <reg orig="pronounst">pronounced</reg> me king of Persea.</l>
          </sp></div2>
</div1>
  <div1 n="3" type="act">
  <div2 n="1" type="scene">
  <stage>
  <l>Baiazeth, the kings of Fess.  Moroco, and Argier.</l>
          <l>with others, in great pompe.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>GReat Kings of Barbary, and my portly Bassoes,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> hear, the Tartars and the <reg orig="Easterne">Eastern</reg> <reg orig="theeues">thieves</reg></l>
          <l><reg orig="Vnder"> Under </reg> the conduct of one Tamburlaine,</l>
          <l>Presume a bickering with your <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>:</l>
          <l>And thinks <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> rouse <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg> from <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> dreadful siege</l>
          <l>Of the famous Grecian Constantinople.</l>
          <l>You know <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="Armie">Army</reg> is <reg orig="inuincible">invincible</reg>:</l>
          <l>As many circumcised <reg orig="Turkes">Turks</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> have,</l>
          <l>And warlike bands of Christians <reg orig="renied">reined</reg>,</l>
          <l>As hath the Ocean or the Terrene sea</l>
          <l>Small drops of water, when the Moon begins</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="ioine">join</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> one <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> semi-circled <reg orig="hornes">horns</reg>:</l>
          <l>Yet would <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> not be <reg orig="brau'd">braved</reg> with <reg orig="forrain">foreign</reg> power,</l>
          <l>Nor raise <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> siege before the <reg orig="Gretians">Grecians</reg> <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg>.</l>
          <l>Or <reg orig="breathles">breathless</reg> lie before the <reg orig="citie">city</reg> <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="P">
  <l><reg orig="Renowmed">Renowned</reg> <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>, and mighty <reg orig="Generall">General</reg></l>
          <l>What if you sent the Bassoes of your guard.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> charge him <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="remaine">remain</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Asia.</l>
          <l>Or <reg orig="els">else</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> threaten death and deadly arms,</l>
          <l>As from the mouth of mighty Baiazeth.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Hie thee my Bassoe fast <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Persea,</l>
          <l>Tell him thy Lord the Turkish <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>,</l>
          <l>Dread Lord of Affrike, Europe and Asia.</l>
          
            <pb n="33" />
            <l>Great King and <reg orig="conquerour">conqueror</reg> of Grecia,</l>
          <l>The Ocean, Terrene, and the <reg orig="cole-blacke">coal-black</reg> sea,</l>
          <l>The high and <reg orig="higest">highest</reg> <reg orig="Monarke">Monarch</reg> of the world.</l>
          <l><reg orig="Wils">Wills</reg> and commands (<seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> say not I <reg orig="intreat">entreat</reg>)</l>
          <l>Not once <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> set his foot <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="Affrica">Africa</reg>,</l>
          <l>Or spread his <reg orig="collours">colours</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Grecia.</l>
          <l>Least he <reg orig="incurre">incur</reg> the <reg orig="furie">fury</reg> of my wrath.</l>
          <l>Tell him, I am content <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> take a truce,</l>
          <l>Because I hear he <reg orig="beares">bears</reg> a valiant mind.</l>
          <l>But if presuming <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his silly power,</l>
          <l>He be <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> mad <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> manage arms with me,</l>
          <l>Then stay thou with him, say I bid thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg>.</l>
          <l>And if before the Sun have measured heaven</l>
          <l>With triple circuit thou regreet <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> not,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> mean <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> take his mornings next arise.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> messenger, he <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not be <reg orig="reclaim'd">reclaimed</reg>,</l>
          <l>And mean <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> fetch thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="despight">despite</reg> of him.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="WD">
  <l>Most great and <reg orig="puisant">puissant</reg> <reg orig="Monarke">Monarch</reg> of the earth,</l>
          <l>Your Bassoe <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> accomplish your behest:</l>
          <l>And show your pleasure <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Persean.</l>
          <l>As fits the Legate of the stately Turk.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Exit Bass.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="R">
  <l>Then say he is the King of Persea.</l>
          <l>But if he dare attempt <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> stir your siege,</l>
          <l>It were requisite he should be ten times more,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> all flesh quakes at your magnificence.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>True (Argier) and tremble at my looks.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="Q">
  <l>The spring is <reg orig="hindred">hindered</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> your <reg orig="smoothering">smothering</reg> host,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> neither rain can fall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> the earth,</l>
          <l>Nor Sun <reg orig="reflexe">reflex</reg> his <reg orig="vertuous">virtuous</reg> <reg orig="beames">beams</reg> thereon.</l>
          <l>The ground is mantled with such multitudes.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>All this is true as holy Mahomet,</l>
          <l>And all the trees are blasted with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> breathes.</l>
          
            <pb n="34" />
            
 </sp>
  <sp who="P">
  <l>What thinks your <reg orig="greatnes">greatness</reg> best <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="atchieu'd">achieved</reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> pursuit of the Cities <reg orig="ouerthrow">overthrow</reg>?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> the <reg orig="captiue">captive</reg> <reg orig="Pioners">Pioneers</reg> of Argier,</l>
          <l>Cut off the water, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> leaden pipes</l>
          <l>Runs <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="citie">city</reg> from the mountain Carnon,</l>
          <l>Two thousand horse shall <reg orig="forrage">forage</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> and down,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="reliefe">relief</reg> or succour come <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Land.</l>
          <l>And all the sea my <reg orig="Gallies">Galleys</reg> <reg orig="countermaund">countermand</reg>.</l>
          <l>Then shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> footmen lie within the trench,</l>
          <l>And with their Cannons <reg orig="mouth'd">mouthed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> Orcus <reg orig="gulfe">gulf</reg></l>
          <l>Batter the <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> enter <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>:</l>
          <l>And thus the Grecians shall be conquered.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Exeunt.</l>
          </stage>
  </div2>
  <div2 n="2" type="scene">
  <stage>
  <l>Agidas, Zenocrate, Anippe, with</l>
          <l>others.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="T">
  <l>Madam Zenocrate, may I presume</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> know the cause of these <reg orig="vnquiet">unquiet</reg> fits:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="worke">work</reg> such trouble <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your <reg orig="woonted">wonted</reg> rest:</l>
          <l>it is more than <reg orig="pitty">pity</reg> such a <reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> face</l>
          <l>Should <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> hearts sorrow wax <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> wan and pale.</l>
          <l>When your <reg orig="offensiue">offensive</reg> rape <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> tamburlaine,</l>
          <l>(<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> of your whole displeasures should be most)</l>
          <l>Hath <reg orig="seem'd">seemed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be digested long <reg orig="agoe">ago</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>Although it be digested long <reg orig="agoe">ago</reg>`</l>
          <l>As his <reg orig="exceding">exceeding</reg> <reg orig="fauours">favours</reg> have <reg orig="deseru'd">deserved</reg>,</l>
          <l>And might content the <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> of heaven as well:</l>
          <l>As it hath <reg orig="chang'd">changed</reg> my first <reg orig="conceiu'd">conceived</reg> <reg orig="disdaine">disdain</reg>.</l>
          <l>Yet since a farther passion feeds my thoughts,</l>
          <l>With <reg orig="ceaselesse">ceaseless</reg> and disconsolate conceits.</l>
          
            <pb n="35" />
            <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> dies my looks <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="liuelesse">lifeless</reg> as they are.</l>
          <l>And might, if my <reg orig="extreams">extremes</reg> had full <reg orig="euents">events</reg>,</l>
          <l>Make me the <reg orig="gastly">ghastly</reg> counterfeit of death.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="WE">
  <l><reg orig="Eternall">Eternal</reg> heaven sooner be <reg orig="dissolu'd">dissolved</reg>.</l>
          <l>And all <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> pierceth Phoebes <reg orig="siluer">silver</reg> <reg orig="eie">eye</reg>,</l>
          <l>Before such hap fall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> zenocrate.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>Ah, life, and soul still <reg orig="houer">hover</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his Breast.</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> my body <reg orig="sencelesse">senseless</reg> as the earth.</l>
          <l>Or <reg orig="els">else</reg> <reg orig="vnite">unite</reg> you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his life and soul,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> I may live and die with tamburlaine.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Enter Tamburlaine with Techelles and others.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="T">
  <l>With tamburlaine?:  Ah fair zenocrate,</l>
          <l>Let not a man <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> vile and barbarous,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> holds you from your father <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="despight">despite</reg>,</l>
          <l>And keeps you from the <reg orig="honors">honours</reg> of a <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg>.</l>
          <l>Being <reg orig="supposde">supposed</reg> his <reg orig="worthlesse">worthless</reg> Concubine.</l>
          <l>Be <reg orig="honored">honoured</reg> with your love, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> necessity.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> now the mighty <reg orig="Souldan">Sultan</reg> hears of you,</l>
          <l>Your <reg orig="Highnesse">Highness</reg> needs not doubt but <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> short time,</l>
          <l>He <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> with Tamburlaines destruction</l>
          <l><reg orig="Redeeme">Redeem</reg> you from this deadly <reg orig="seruitude">servitude</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l><reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> wound me with these words.</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="speake">speak</reg> of tamburlaine as he <reg orig="deserues">deserves</reg>:</l>
          <l>The entertainment <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> have had of him,</l>
          <l>Is far from <reg orig="villanie">villainy</reg> or <reg orig="seruitude">servitude</reg>.</l>
          <l>And might <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> noble minds be counted princely.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="T">
  <l>How can you <reg orig="fancie">fancy</reg> one <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> looks <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> fierce,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Onelie">Only</reg> disposed <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="martiall">martial</reg> Stratagems?:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Who</seg> when he shall embrace you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his #<reg orig="armes">arms</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> tell how many thousand men he slew.</l>
          
            <pb n="36" />
            <l>And when you <reg orig="looke">look</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> amorous discourse,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> rattle <reg orig="foorth">forth</reg> his facts of war and blood.</l>
          <l>Too harsh a <reg orig="subiect">subject</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> your dainty <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>As looks the sun through Nilus flowing stream,</l>
          <l>Or when the morning holds him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> #<reg orig="armes">arms</reg>.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> looks my Lordly love, fair tamburlaine:</l>
          <l>His <reg orig="talke">talk</reg> much sweeter than the Muses song,</l>
          <l>They sung <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> honour <reg orig="gainst"> against </reg></l>
          <l>Pierides.</l>
          <l>Or when Minerua did with Neptune <reg orig="striue">strive</reg>,</l>
          <l>And higher would I <reg orig="reare">rear</reg> my estimate,</l>
          <l>Than <reg orig="Iuno">Juno</reg> sister <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the highest God.</l>
          <l>If I were <reg orig="matcht">matched</reg> with mighty tamburlaine.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="T">
  <l>Yet be not <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> inconstant <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> your love,</l>
          <l>But let the <reg orig="yong">young</reg> Arabian live <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> hope,</l>
          <l>After your rescue <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="eioy">enjoy</reg> his <reg orig="choise">choice</reg>.</l>
          <l>You see though first the King of Persea</l>
          <l>(Being a <reg orig="Shepheard">Shepherd</reg>) <reg orig="seem'd">seemed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> love you much,</l>
          <l>Now <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his majesty he <reg orig="leaues">leaves</reg> those looks,</l>
          <l>Those words of <reg orig="fauour">favour</reg>, and those comfortings,</l>
          <l>And  <reg orig="giues">gives</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more than common courtesies.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>Thence rise the tears <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> <reg orig="distain">disdain</reg> my cheeks,</l>
          <l>Fearing his love through my <reg orig="vnworthynesse">unworthiness</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Tamburlaine goes to her, and takes her away louingly</l>
          <l>by the hand, looking wrathfully on Agidas,</l>
          <l>and sayes nothing.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="T">
  <l><reg orig="Betraide">Betrayed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> fortune and <reg orig="suspitious">suspicious</reg> love.</l>
          <l><reg orig="Threatned">Threatened</reg> with frowning wrath and <reg orig="iealousie">jealousy</reg>.</l>
          <l><reg orig="Surprizd">Surprised</reg> with fear of hideous <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg>.</l>
          <l>I stand <reg orig="agast">aghast</reg>:  but most astonied</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see his <reg orig="choller">choler</reg> shut <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="secrete">secret</reg> <reg orig="thoughtes">thoughts</reg>,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="wrapt">wrapped</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> silence of his angry soul.</l>
          
            <pb n="37" />
            <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Upon</seg> his <reg orig="browes">brows</reg> was <reg orig="pourtraid">portrait</reg> ugly death,</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg> the <reg orig="furie">fury</reg> of his heart.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> shine as Comets, menacing <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg>.</l>
          <l>And casts a pale complexion <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his cheeks.</l>
          <l>As when the <reg orig="sea-man">seaman</reg> sees the Hyades</l>
          <l>Gather an <reg orig="armye">army</reg> of Cemerian clouds,</l>
          <l>(Auster and Aquilon with winged Steads</l>
          <l>All sweating, tilt about the watery <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg>,</l>
          <l>With <reg orig="shiuering">shivering</reg> <reg orig="speares">spears</reg> enforcing thunderclaps.</l>
          <l>And from their <reg orig="shieldes">shields</reg> strike flames of lightening)</l>
          <l>All <reg orig="fearefull">fearful</reg> <reg orig="foldes">folds</reg> his <reg orig="sailes">sails</reg>, and sounds the <reg orig="maine">main</reg>,</l>
          <l>Lifting his prayers <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> aid,</l>
          <l>Against the <reg orig="terrour">terror</reg> of the winds and <reg orig="waues">waves</reg>.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> fares Agydas <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the late-felt <reg orig="frownes">frowns</reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> sent a tempest <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my daunted <reg orig="thoughtes">thoughts</reg>,</l>
          <l>And makes my soul <reg orig="deuine">divine</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="ouerthrow">overthrow</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Enter Techelles with a naked dagger.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>See you Agidas how the King salutes you.</l>
          <l>He bids you <reg orig="prophesie">prophesy</reg> what it imports.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Exit.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="T">
  <l>I <reg orig="prophecied">prophesied</reg> before and now I <reg orig="prooue">prove</reg>,</l>
          <l>The killing <reg orig="frownes">frowns</reg> of <reg orig="iealousie">jealousy</reg> and love.</l>
          <l>He needed not with words <reg orig="confirme">confirm</reg> my fear,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> words are <reg orig="vaine">vain</reg> where working <reg orig="tooles">tools</reg> present</l>
          <l>The naked action of my <reg orig="threatned">threatened</reg> end.</l>
          <l>It <reg orig="saies">says</reg>, Agydas, thou shalt surely die.</l>
          <l>And of extremities elect the least,</l>
          <l>More honour and <reg orig="lesse">less</reg> <reg orig="paine">pain</reg> it may procure,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="dy">die</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> this <reg orig="resolued">resolved</reg> hand of thine,</l>
          <l>Than stay the torments he and heaven have <reg orig="sworne">sworn</reg>.</l>
          <l>Then haste Agydas, and <reg orig="preuent">prevent</reg> the plagues:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> thy prolonged Fates may draw <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thee:</l>
          <l>Go wander free from fear of Tyrants rage.</l>
          
            <pb n="38" />
            <l><reg orig="Remooued">Removed</reg> from the Torments and the hell:</l>
          <l>Wherewith he may excruciate thy soul.</l>
          <l>And let Agidas <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Agidas die.</l>
          <l>And with this stab slumber eternally.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>Vsumeasane, see how right the man</l>
          <l>Hath hit the meaning of my Lord the King.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="E">
  <l>Faith, and techelles, it was manly done:</l>
          <l>And since he was <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> wise and <reg orig="honorable">honourable</reg>,</l>
          <l>Let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <reg orig="affoord">afford</reg> him now the bearing hence.</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="craue">crave</reg> his triple-worthy <reg orig="buriall">burial</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>Agreed Casane, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> honour him.</l>
          </sp>
  </div2>
  <div2 n="3" type="scene">
  <stage>
  <l>Tamburlain, Techelles, Vsumeasane, Theridamas,</l>
          <l>Bassoe, Zenocrate, with others.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>BAssoe, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> this thy Lord and <reg orig="maister">master</reg> <reg orig="knowes">knows</reg>,</l>
          <l>I mean <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> meet him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Bithynia:</l>
          <l>see how he comes?:  Tush.  <reg orig="Turkes">Turks</reg> are <reg orig="ful">full</reg> of brags</l>
          <l>And menace more than they can well <reg orig="performe">perform</reg>:</l>
          <l>He meet me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the field and fetch thee hence?:</l>
          <l>Alas (<reg orig="poore">poor</reg> <reg orig="Turke">Turk</reg>) his fortune is too <reg orig="weake">weak</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="incounter">encounter</reg> with the strength of Tamburlaine.</l>
          <l>View well my Camp, and <reg orig="speake">speak</reg> indifferently,</l>
          <l>Do not my <reg orig="captaines">captains</reg> and my soldiers <reg orig="looke">look</reg></l>
          <l>As if they meant <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> conquer <reg orig="Affrica">Africa</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="WD">
  <l>Your men are valiant but their number few,</l>
          <l>And cannot <reg orig="terrefie">terrify</reg> his mighty <reg orig="hoste">host</reg>,</l>
          <l>My Lord, the great Commander of the world,</l>
          <l>Besides <reg orig="fifteene">fifteen</reg> <reg orig="contributorie">contributory</reg> kings,</l>
          <l>Hath now <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> arms ten thousand <reg orig="Ianisaries">Janissaries</reg>,</l>
          <l>Mounted <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> lusty Mauritanian Steeds.</l>
          
            <pb n="39" />
            <l>Brought <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the war <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> men of Tripoly.</l>
          <l>Two hundred thousand footmen <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> have <reg orig="seru'd">served</reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> two set <reg orig="battels">battles</reg> fought <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Grecia:</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the expedition of this war,</l>
          <l>If he think good, can from his garrisons,</l>
          <l>Withdraw as many more <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> follow him.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>The more he brings, the greater is the <reg orig="spoile">spoil</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> when they perish <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> warlike hands,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> mean <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="seate">seat</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> footmen <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> their Steeds.</l>
          <l>And rifle all those stately <reg orig="Ianisars">Janissaries</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>But <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> those Kings accompany your Lord?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="WD">
  <l>Such as his <reg orig="Highnesse">Highness</reg> please, but some must stay</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> rule the <reg orig="prouinces">provinces</reg> he late <reg orig="subdude">subdued</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Then fight <reg orig="couragiously">courageously</reg>, their crowns are yours</l>
          <l>This hand shall set them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> your conquering heads:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> made me <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> of Asia.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="E">
  <l>Let him bring millions infinite of men,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Vnpeopling">unpeopling</reg> <reg orig="Westerne">Western</reg> <reg orig="Affrica">Africa</reg> and Greece:</l>
          <l>Yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> assure <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> of the <reg orig="victorie">victory</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>Even he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a trice <reg orig="vanquisht">vanquished</reg> two kings,</l>
          <l>More mighty than the Turkish <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>:</l>
          <l>Shall rouse him out of Europe, and pursue</l>
          <l>His scattered <reg orig="armie">army</reg> <reg orig="til">till</reg> they <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> or die.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>well said theridamas, <reg orig="speake">speak</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> mood,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> and Shall best fitteth Tamburlain,</l>
          <l>Whose smiling stars  <reg orig="giues">gives</reg> him assured hope</l>
          <l>Of <reg orig="martiall">martial</reg> triumph, ere he <reg orig="meete">meet</reg> his foes:</l>
          <l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> am <reg orig="tearm'd">termed</reg> the Scourge and Wrath of God,</l>
          <l>The <reg orig="onely"> only </reg> fear and <reg orig="terrour">terror</reg> of the</l>
          <l>world,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> first subdue the <reg orig="Turke">Turk</reg>, and then <reg orig="inlarge">enlarge</reg></l>
          <l>Those Christian <reg orig="Captiues">Captives</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> you keep as <reg orig="slaues">slaves</reg>,</l>
          <l>Burdening their bodies with your <reg orig="heauie">heavy</reg> <reg orig="chaines">chains</reg>.</l>
          
            <pb n="40" />
            <l>And feeding them with thin and slender fare,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> naked <reg orig="rowe">row</reg> about the Terrene sea.</l>
          <l>And when they chance <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> breath and rest a space,</l>
          <l>Are <reg orig="punisht">punished</reg> with Bastones <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="grieuously">grievously</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> they lie panting <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the <reg orig="Gallies">Galleys</reg> side.</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="striue">strive</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> life at every stroke they  give,</l>
          <l>These are the <reg orig="cruell">cruel</reg> pirates of Argeire,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> damned <reg orig="traine">train</reg>, the scum of <reg orig="Affrica">Africa</reg>.</l>
          <l>Inhabited with <reg orig="stragling">straggling</reg> <reg orig="Runnagates">Runagates</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> make quick <reg orig="hauock">havoc</reg> of the Christian blood.</l>
          <l>But as I live <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="towne">town</reg> shall curse the time</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> Tamburlaine set foot <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="Affrica">Africa</reg>:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Enter Baiazeth with his Bassoes and contributorie</l>
          <l>Kinges.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Bassoes and <reg orig="Ianisaries">Janissaries</reg> of my Guard,</l>
          <l>Attend <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> the person of your Lord,</l>
          <l>The greatest Potentate of <reg orig="Affrica">Africa</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Techelles, and the rest prepare your swords</l>
          <l>I mean <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="incounter">encounter</reg> with <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> Baiazeth.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Kings of Fesse, Moroccus and Argier,</l>
          <l>He <reg orig="cals">calls</reg> me Baiazeth, whom you call Lord.</l>
          <l>Note the presumption of this Scythian <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg>:</l>
          <l>I tell thee <reg orig="villaine">villain</reg>, those <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> lead my horse</l>
          <l>Have <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> their names <reg orig="tytles">titles</reg> of dignity,</l>
          <l>And darest thou bluntly call me Baiazeth?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>And know thou <reg orig="Turke">Turk</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> those <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> lead my horse,</l>
          <l>Shall lead thee <reg orig="Captiue">Captive</reg> through <reg orig="Affrica">Africa</reg>.</l>
          <l>And darest thou bluntly call me tamburlaine?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> Mahomet, my <reg orig="Kinsmans">Kinsman's</reg> <reg orig="sepulcher">sepulchre</reg>.</l>
          
            <pb n="41" />
            <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the holy Alcaron I <reg orig="sweare">swear</reg>,</l>
          <l>He shall be made a <reg orig="chast">chaste</reg> and <reg orig="lustlesse">lustless</reg> Eunuke,</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my Sarell tend my Concubines:</l>
          <l>And all his <reg orig="Captaines">Captains</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> thus stoutly stand,</l>
          <l>Shall draw the chariot of my <reg orig="Emperesse">Empress</reg>.</l>
          <l>Whom I have brought <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see their <reg orig="ouerthrow">overthrow</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> this my sword <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="conquer'd">conquered</reg> Persea,</l>
          <l>Thy fall shall make me famous through the world:</l>
          <l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not tell thee how I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> handle thee,</l>
          <l>But every common <reg orig="souldier">soldier</reg> of my Camp</l>
          <l>Shall smile <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see thy miserable state.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="P">
  <l>What <reg orig="meanes">means</reg> the mighty Turkish Emperor</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> talk with one <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> base as tamburlaine.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="Q">
  <l>Ye <reg orig="Moores">Moors</reg> and valiant men of Barbary.</l>
          <l>How can ye suffer these indignities.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="R">
  <l><reg orig="Leaue">Leave</reg> words and let them <reg orig="feele">feel</reg> your lances <reg orig="pointes">points</reg>.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> glided through the bowels of the <reg orig="Greekes">Greeks</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Well said my stout contributory kings,</l>
          <l>Your threefold <reg orig="armie">army</reg> and my <reg orig="hugie">huge</reg> <reg orig="hoste">host</reg>,</l>
          <l>Shall swallow <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> these base <reg orig="borne">born</reg> Perseans,</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>Puissant, <reg orig="renowmed">renowned</reg> and mighty tamburlain,</l>
          <l>Why stay <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> thus prolonging all their <reg orig="liues">lives</reg>?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>I long <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see those <reg orig="crownes">crowns</reg> won <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> swords</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> may <reg orig="raigne">reign</reg> as kings of <reg orig="Affrica">Africa</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="E">
  <l>What Coward would not fight <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> such a prize?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Fight all <reg orig="couragiously">courageously</reg> and be you kings.</l>
          <l>I <reg orig="speake">speak</reg> it, and my words are oracles.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Zabina, mother of three <reg orig="brauer">braver</reg> <reg orig="boies">boys</reg>,</l>
          <l>Than Hercules, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="infancie">infancy</reg></l>
          <l>Did pash the <reg orig="iawes">jaws</reg> of Serpents venomous:</l>
          <l>Whose hands are made <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> gripe a warlike Lance.</l>
          
            <pb n="42" />
            <l>Their shoulders broad, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="complet">complete</reg> armour fit,</l>
          <l>Their <reg orig="lims">limbs</reg> more large and of a bigger size</l>
          <l>Than all the brats <reg orig="ysprong">ysprung</reg> from Typhons loins:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Who</seg>, when they come unto their fathers age,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> batter Turrets with their manly fists.</l>
          <l>Sit here <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> this royal <reg orig="chaire">chair</reg> of state,</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thy head <reg orig="weare">wear</reg> my <reg orig="Emperiall">Imperial</reg> crown,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Vntill"> Until </reg> I bring this sturdy</l>
          <l>tamburlain,</l>
          <l>And all his Captains bound <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="captiue">captive</reg> <reg orig="chaines">chains</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="J">
  <l>Such good <reg orig="successe">success</reg> happen <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Baiazeth.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>zenocrate, the <reg orig="loueliest">loveliest</reg> <reg orig="Maide">Maid</reg> <reg orig="aliue">alive</reg>,</l>
          <l>Fairer than <reg orig="rockes">rocks</reg> of <reg orig="pearle">pearl</reg> and <reg orig="pretious">precious</reg> stone,</l>
          <l>The <reg orig="onely"> only </reg> Paragon of tamburlaine,</l>
          <l>Whose <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg> are brighter than the Lamps of heaven.</l>
          <l>And speech more pleasant than sweet harmony:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> with thy looks canst <reg orig="cleare">clear</reg> the darkened Sky:</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="calme">calm</reg> the rage of <reg orig="thundring">thundering</reg> <reg orig="Iupiter">Jupiter</reg>:</l>
          <l>Sit down <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>:  adorned with my crown,</l>
          <l>As if thou wert the <reg orig="Empresse">Empress</reg> of the world.</l>
          <l>Stir not zenocrate <reg orig="vntill"> until </reg> thou see</l>
          <l>Me <reg orig="martch">march</reg> victoriously with all my men,</l>
          <l>Triumphing <reg orig="ouer"> over </reg> him and these his</l>
          <l>kings.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> bring as Vassals <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy <reg orig="feete">feet</reg>.</l>
          <l><reg orig="Til">Till</reg> then take thou my crown, vaunt of my worth,</l>
          <l>And manage words with <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> as <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> arms.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>And may my love, the king of Persea</l>
          <l><reg orig="Returne">Return</reg> with <reg orig="victorie">victory</reg>, and free from wound.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Now shalt thou feel the force of Turkish arms,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> lately made all Europe quake <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> fear:</l>
          <l>I have of <reg orig="Turkes">Turks</reg>, Arabians, <reg orig="Moores">Moors</reg> and <reg orig="Iewes">Jews</reg></l>
          <l>Enough <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="couer">cover</reg> all Bythinia,</l>
          <l>Let thousands die, their slaughtered <reg orig="Carkasses">Carcasses</reg></l>
          
            <pb n="43" />
            <l>shall <reg orig="serue">serve</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="walles">walls</reg> and <reg orig="bulwarkes">bulwarks</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the rest:</l>
          <l>And as the heads of Hydra, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> my power</l>
          <l>Subdued, shall stand as mighty as before:</l>
          <l>If they should <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> their necks unto the sword,</l>
          <l>Thy soldiers <reg orig="armes">arms</reg> could not endure <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> strike</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> many <reg orig="blowes">blows</reg> as I have heads <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thee.</l>
          <l>Thou knowest not (foolish hardy Tamburlaine)</l>
          <l>What it is <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> meet me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the open field,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> ground <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="martch">march</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">upon</seg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> conquering swords shall marshal <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> the way</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <reg orig="vse">use</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> march <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> the slaughtered foe:</l>
          <l>Trampling their bowels with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> horses <reg orig="hooffes">hoofs</reg>:</l>
          <l><reg orig="Braue">Brave</reg> horses, bred <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the white Tartarian <reg orig="hils">hills</reg>:</l>
          <l>My <reg orig="Campe">Camp</reg> is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="Iulius">Julius</reg> Caesars <reg orig="Hoste">Host</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> never fought but had the <reg orig="victorie">victory</reg>:</l>
          <l>Nor <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Pharsalia was there such hot war,</l>
          <l>As these my followers willingly would have:</l>
          <l>Legions of Spirits fleeting <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="aire">air</reg>,</l>
          <l>Direct <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Bullets and <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> weapons <reg orig="pointes">points</reg></l>
          <l>And make <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> strokes <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> wound the <reg orig="sencelesse">senseless</reg> lure,</l>
          <l>And when she sees <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> bloody <reg orig="Collours">Colours</reg> spread.</l>
          <l>Then <reg orig="Victorie">Victory</reg> begins <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> take <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> flight,</l>
          <l>Resting herself <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> my milk-white Tent:</l>
          <l>But come my Lords, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> weapons let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> fall.</l>
          <l>The field is <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">ours</seg>, the Turk, his wife and all.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Exit, with his followers.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Come Kings and Bassoes let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> glut <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> swords</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> thirst <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="drinke">drink</reg> the <reg orig="feble">feeble</reg> Perseans blood.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Exit, with his followers.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="J">
  <l>Base Concubine, must thou be <reg orig="plac'd">placed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> me</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> am the <reg orig="Empresse">Empress</reg> of the mighty <reg orig="Turke">Turk</reg>?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>Disdainful <reg orig="Turkesse">Turkess</reg> and <reg orig="vnreuerend">unreverend</reg> Bosse,</l>
          
            <pb n="44" />
            <l>Callest thou me Concubine <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> am <reg orig="betroath'd">betrothed</reg></l>
          <l>Unto the great and mighty tamburlaine?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="J">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> tamburlaine the great Tartarian <reg orig="thiefe">thief</reg>?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>Thou wilt repent these <reg orig="lauish">lavish</reg> words of thine,</l>
          <l>When thy great Bassoe, <reg orig="maister">master</reg> and thyself.</l>
          <l>Must plead <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="mercie">mercy</reg> at his kingly feet,</l>
          <l>And sue <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be your <reg orig="Aduocates">Advocates</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="J">
  <l>And sue <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee?:  I tell thee <reg orig="shamelesse">shameless</reg> <reg orig="girle">girl</reg>,</l>
          <l>Thou shalt be <reg orig="Landresse">Laundress</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my waiting-maid.</l>
          <l>How <reg orig="lik'st">likest</reg> thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> Ebea, <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> she <reg orig="serue">serve</reg>?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="V">
  <l><reg orig="Madame">Madam</reg>, she thinks perhaps she is too fine.</l>
          <l>But I shall <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> into other <reg orig="weedes">weeds</reg>.</l>
          <l>And make <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="daintie">dainty</reg> fingers fall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="woorke">work</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l><reg orig="hearst">hearest</reg> thou Anippe, how thy drudge doth talk,</l>
          <l>And how my <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="mistresse">mistress</reg> menaceth.</l>
          <l>Both <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> their <reg orig="sausinesse">sauciness</reg> shall be employed,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="dresse">dress</reg> the common soldiers meat and drink.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="scorne">scorn</reg> they should come <reg orig="nere">near</reg></l>
          <l>ourselves.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="VA">
  <l>Yet <reg orig="somtimes">sometimes</reg> let your <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> send <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> them</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> do the work my chamber-maid <reg orig="disdaines">disdains</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>They sound to the battell within, and stay</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>Ye Gods and powers <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="gouerne">govern</reg> Persea.</l>
          <l>And made my lordly love <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> worthy King:</l>
          <l>Now strengthen him against the Turkish Baiazeth,</l>
          <l>And let his foes <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <reg orig="flockes">flocks</reg> of <reg orig="fearfull">fearful</reg> Roes,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Pursude">Pursued</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> hunters, <reg orig="flie">fly</reg> his <reg orig="angrie">angry</reg> looks,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> I may see him issue <reg orig="Conquerour">Conqueror</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="J">
  <l>Now Mahomet, solicit God himself,</l>
          <l>And make him <reg orig="raine">rain</reg> down murthering shot from heaven</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> dash the Scythians <reg orig="braines">brains</reg>, and strike them dead,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> dare <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> manage arms with him,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> offered <reg orig="iewels">jewels</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy sacred shrine.</l>
          
            <pb n="45" />
            <l>When first he <reg orig="war'd">warred</reg> against the Christians.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>To the battell againe. </l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="I">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> this the Turks lie <reg orig="weltring">weltering</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their blood</l>
          <l>And tamburlaine is Lord of <reg orig="Affrica">Africa</reg>:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="J">
  <l>Thou art <reg orig="deceiu'd">deceived</reg>, I heard the Trumpets sound,</l>
          <l>As when my <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> <reg orig="ouerthrew">overthrew</reg> the Greeks:</l>
          <l>And led them <reg orig="Captiue">Captive</reg> into <reg orig="Affrica">Africa</reg>.</l>
          <l>Straight <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I <reg orig="vse">use</reg> thee as thy pride <reg orig="deserues">deserves</reg>:</l>
          <l>Prepare thyself <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> live and die my <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>If Mahomet should come from heaven and <reg orig="sweare">swear</reg>,</l>
          <l>My <reg orig="royall">royal</reg> Lord is <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg> or conquered.</l>
          <l>Yet should he not <reg orig="perswade">persuade</reg> me otherwise.</l>
          <l>But <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> he <reg orig="liues">lives</reg> and <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> be <reg orig="Conquerour">Conqueror</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Baiazeth flies, and he pursues him.</l>
          <l>The battell short, and they enter,</l>
          <l>Baiazeth is ouercome.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Now king of Bassoes, <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> is Conqueror?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Thou, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the fortune of this damned <reg orig="soile">soil</reg>,</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Where are your stout <reg orig="contributorie">contributory</reg> kings?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Enter Techelles, Theridamas, Vsumeasane.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="D">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> have their <reg orig="crownes">crowns</reg> their bodies <reg orig="strowe">strew</reg> the <reg orig="fielde">field</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Each man a crown?:  why kingly fought <reg orig="ifaith">i'faith</reg></l>
          <l><reg orig="Deliuer">Deliver</reg> them into my <reg orig="treasurie">treasury</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>Now let me offer <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my gracious Lord.</l>
          <l>His <reg orig="royall">royal</reg> crown <reg orig="againe,"> again, </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg></l>
          <l>highly won:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Nay take the Turkish Crown from <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>, zeno.,</l>
          <l>And crown me <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> of <reg orig="Affrica">Africa</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="J">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">No</seg> tamburlain, though now thou gat the best</l>
          <l>Thou shalt not yet be Lord of <reg orig="Affrica">Africa</reg>.</l>
          
            <pb n="46" />
            
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>Give <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> the <reg orig="Crowne">Crown</reg> <reg orig="Turkesse">Turkess</reg> you were best.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>He takes it from her, and  giues it Zenocrate,</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="J">
  <l><reg orig="Iniurious">Injurious</reg> <reg orig="villaines">villains</reg>, <reg orig="thieues">thieves</reg>, <reg orig="runnagates">runagates</reg>,</l>
          <l>How dare you thus abuse my majesty?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>Here Madam, you are <reg orig="Empresse">Empress</reg>, she is none.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Not now theridamas, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> time  is past:</l>
          <l>The <reg orig="pillers">pillars</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> have bolstered <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> those <reg orig="tearmes">terms</reg>,</l>
          <l>Are <reg orig="falne">fallen</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> clusters at my conquering feet.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="J">
  <l>Though he be prisoner, he may be ransomed:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Not all the world shall ransom Baiazeth.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Ah fair zabina, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> have lost the field.</l>
          <l>And never had the Turkish <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> great a <reg orig="foile">foil</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> any <reg orig="forraine">foreign</reg> foe.</l>
          <l>Now <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> the Christian miscreants be glad,</l>
          <l>Ringing with <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg> their superstitious <reg orig="Belles">bells</reg>:</l>
          <l>And making bonfires <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> my <reg orig="ouerthrow">overthrow</reg>.</l>
          <l>But ere I die those <reg orig="foule">foul</reg> Idolaters</l>
          <l>Shall make me bonfires with their filthy bones,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> though the <reg orig="glorie">glory</reg> of this day be lost.</l>
          <l>Affrik and Greece have garrisons enough</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> make me <reg orig="Soueraigne">Sovereign</reg> of the earth</l>
          <l><reg orig="againe."> again. </reg></l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Those walled garrisons <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I subdue,</l>
          <l>And write myself great Lord of <reg orig="Affrica">Africa</reg>:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> from the East unto the furthest West,</l>
          <l>Shall tamburlain extend his <reg orig="puisant">puissant</reg> <reg orig="arme">arm</reg>.</l>
          <l>The <reg orig="Galles">Galls</reg> and those <reg orig="pilling">piling</reg> Briggandines,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="yeerely">yearly</reg> <reg orig="saile">sail</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Venetian <reg orig="gulfe">gulf</reg>,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="houer">hover</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="straightes">straights</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> Christians <reg orig="wracke">wrack</reg>,</l>
          <l>Shall lie at anchor <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the Isle Asant.</l>
          <l><reg orig="Vntill"> Until </reg> the Persean <reg orig="Fleete">Fleet</reg> and</l>
          <l>men-of-war,</l>
          <l>Sailing along the <reg orig="Orientall">Oriental</reg> sea,</l>
          <l>Have <reg orig="fetcht">fetched</reg> about the Indian continent:</l>
          
            <pb n="47" />
            <l>Even from Persepolis <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Mexico,</l>
          <l>And thence unto the <reg orig="straightes">straights</reg> of Iubalter:</l>
          <l>Where they shall <reg orig="meete">meet</reg>, and <reg orig="ioine">join</reg> their force <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> one.</l>
          <l>Keeping <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="aw">awe</reg> the Bay of Portingale.</l>
          <l>And all the Ocean <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the British shore:</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> this <reg orig="meanes">means</reg> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> win the world at last.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Yet set a <reg orig="ransome">ransom</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> me tamburlaine.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>What, thinkst thou tamburlain esteems thy gold,</l>
          <l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> make the kings of India ere I die,</l>
          <l>Offer their mines (<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> sew <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> peace) <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me,</l>
          <l>And dig <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> treasure <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> appease my wrath:</l>
          <l>Come bind them both and one lead <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> the <reg orig="Turke">Turk</reg>.</l>
          <l>The <reg orig="Turkesse">Turkess</reg> let my <reg orig="Loues">Loves</reg> maid lead away.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>They bind them.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Ah <reg orig="villaines">villains</reg>, dare ye touch my sacred <reg orig="armes">arms</reg>.</l>
          <l>O Mahomet, o <reg orig="sleepie">sleepy</reg> Mahomet.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="J">
  <l>O cursed Mahomet <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> makest <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> thus</l>
          <l>The <reg orig="slaues">slaves</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Scythians rude and barbarous.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Come bring them <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> this happy conquest</l>
          <l>Triumph, and <reg orig="solemnize">solemnise</reg> a <reg orig="martiall">martial</reg> feast.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Exeunt.</l>
          </stage></div2>
</div1>
  <div1 n="4" type="act">
  <div2 n="1" type="scene">
  <stage>
  <l>Souldan of Egipt with three or four Lords, Capolin</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="G">
  <l>AWake ye men of Memphis, hear the <reg orig="clange">clang</reg></l>
          <l>Of Scythian trumpets, hear the Basiliskes,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> roaring, shake Damascus turrets down.</l>
          <l>The rogue of Volga holds zenocrate,</l>
          <l>The <reg orig="Souldans">Sultans</reg> daughter <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his Concubine,</l>
          <l>And with a <reg orig="troope">troop</reg> of <reg orig="theeues">thieves</reg> and <reg orig="vagabondes">vagabonds</reg>.</l>
          
            <pb n="48" />
            <l>Hath spread his <reg orig="collours">colours</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> high disgrace:</l>
          <l>While you faint-hearted base Egyptians,</l>
          <l>Lie slumbering <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the <reg orig="flowrie">flowery</reg> <reg orig="bankes">banks</reg> of Nile,</l>
          <l>As Crocodiles <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="vnaffrighted">unprovided</reg> rest,</l>
          <l>While <reg orig="thundring">thundering</reg> Cannons rattle <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> their Skins.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="WC">
  <l>Nay (mighty <reg orig="Souldan">Sultan</reg>) did your <reg orig="greatnes">greatness</reg> see</l>
          <l>The frowning looks of fiery Tamburlaine,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> with his <reg orig="terrour">terror</reg> and imperious <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg>,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Commandes">Commands</reg> the hearts of his associates,</l>
          <l>It might amaze your <reg orig="royall">royal</reg> majesty.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="G">
  <l>Villain, I tell thee, were <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> tamburlaine.</l>
          <l>As monstrous as Gorgon, prince of Hell,</l>
          <l>The <reg orig="Souldane">Sultan</reg> would not start a foot from him.</l>
          <l>But <reg orig="speake">speak</reg>, what power  hath he?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="WC">
  <l><reg orig="Mightie">Mighty</reg> Lord,</l>
          <l>Three hundred thousand men <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> armour clad,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Upon</seg> their <reg orig="pransing">prancing</reg> Steeds, disdainfully</l>
          <l>With wanton paces trampling <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the ground.</l>
          <l><reg orig="Fiue">Five</reg> hundred thousand footmen <reg orig="threatning">threatening</reg> shot,</l>
          <l>Shaking their swords, their <reg orig="speares">spears</reg> and <reg orig="yron">iron</reg> <reg orig="bils">bills</reg>,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Enuironing">Environing</reg> their Standard round, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> stood</l>
          <l>As bristle pointed as a thorny wood.</l>
          <l>Their warlike <reg orig="Engins">Engines</reg> and munition</l>
          <l>Exceed the forces of their martial men.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="G">
  <l>Nay could their numbers <reg orig="counteruail">countervail</reg> the stars</l>
          <l>Or <reg orig="euer-drisling">ever-drizzling</reg> drops of <reg orig="Aprill">April</reg> showers,</l>
          <l>Or withered <reg orig="leaues">leaves</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> Autume shaketh down.</l>
          <l>Yet would the <reg orig="Souldane">Sultan</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> his conquering power:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> scatter and consume them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his rage,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> not a man should live <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> rue their fall,</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="WF">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> might your <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg>, had you time <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> sort</l>
          <l>Your fighting men, and raise your <reg orig="royall">royal</reg> <reg orig="hoste">host</reg>.</l>
          
            <pb n="49" />
            <l>But tamburlaine, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> expedition</l>
          <l><reg orig="Aduantage">Advantage</reg> takes of your <reg orig="vnreadinesse">unreadiness</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="G">
  <l>Let him take all the <reg orig="aduantages">advantages</reg> he can,</l>
          <l>Were all the world <reg orig="conspird">conspired</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> fight <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> him,</l>
          <l>Nay, were he <reg orig="Deuill">Devil</reg>, as he is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> man,</l>
          <l>Yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg> of fair Zenocrate,</l>
          <l>Whom he detaineth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="despight">despite</reg> of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>,</l>
          <l>This <reg orig="arme">arm</reg> should send him down <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Erebus.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> shroud his shame <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="darknes">darkness</reg> of the night.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="WC">
  <l>Pleaseth your <reg orig="mightinesse">mightiness</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="vnderstand">understand</reg>,</l>
          <l>His resolution far exceedeth all:</l>
          <l>The first day when he pitcheth down his <reg orig="tentes">tents</reg>,</l>
          <l>White is their hew, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his <reg orig="siluer">silver</reg> crest</l>
          <l>A snowy Feather spangled white he <reg orig="beares">bears</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> signify the <reg orig="mildnesse">mildness</reg> of his <reg orig="minde">mind</reg>.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> satiate with <reg orig="spoile">spoil</reg> refuseth blood:</l>
          <l>But when Aurora mounts the second time,</l>
          <l>As red as scarlet is his furniture,</l>
          <l>Then must his kindled wrath be <reg orig="quencht">quenched</reg>  with blood.</l>
          <l>Not sparing any <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> can manage arms:</l>
          <l>But if these threats <reg orig="mooue">move</reg> not submission.</l>
          <l>Black are his <reg orig="collours">colours</reg>, <reg orig="blacke">black</reg> <reg orig="Pauilion">Pavilion</reg>,</l>
          <l>His <reg orig="speare">spear</reg>, his shield, his horse, his armour, plumes,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="Ietty">Jetty</reg> Feathers menace death and hell,</l>
          <l>Without respect of Sex, degree or age.</l>
          <l>He raceth all his foes with fire and sword.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="G">
  <l><reg orig="Mercilesse">Merciless</reg> <reg orig="villaine">villain</reg>, <reg orig="Pesant">Peasant</reg> ignorant,</l>
          <l>Of <reg orig="lawfull">lawful</reg> arms, or <reg orig="martiall">martial</reg> discipline:</l>
          <l>Pillage and murder are his <reg orig="vsuall">usual</reg> trades.</l>
          <l>The <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg> <reg orig="vsurps">usurps</reg> the glorious name of war.</l>
          <l>See Capolin the fair Arabian king,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> hath been <reg orig="disapointed">disappointed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> this <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg>:</l>
          
            <pb n="50" />
            <l>Of my fair daughter, and his princely Love:</l>
          <l>May have fresh warning <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> go war with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>,</l>
          <l>And be <reg orig="reueng'd">revenged</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="dispardgement">disparagement</reg>.</l>
          </sp>
  </div2>
  <div2 n="2" type="scene">
  <stage>
  <l>Tamburlain, Techelles, Theridamas, Vsumeasane,</l>
          <l>Zenocrate, Anippe, two Moores drawing Baiazeth</l>
          <l>in his cage, and his wife following him.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>BRing out my <reg orig="foot-stoole">footstool</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>They take him out of the cage.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Ye holy Priests of <reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> Mahomet,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> sacrificing slice and cut your flesh,</l>
          <l>Staining his Altars with your purple blood:</l>
          <l>Make heaven <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="frowne">frown</reg> and every fixed <reg orig="starre">star</reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="sucke">suck</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> poison from the moorish Fens,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="poure">pour</reg> it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this glorious Tyrants throat.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>The chiefest God first <reg orig="moouer">mover</reg> of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="Spheare">Sphere</reg>,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Enchac'd">Enchased</reg> with thousands <reg orig="euer-shining">ever-shining</reg> lamps,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> sooner <reg orig="burne">burn</reg> the glorious frame of heaven.</l>
          <l>Than it should <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> conspire my <reg orig="ouerthrow">overthrow</reg>.</l>
          <l>But <reg orig="Villaine">Villain</reg>, thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> wishest this <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me,</l>
          <l>Fall prostrate <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the <reg orig="lowe">low</reg> <reg orig="disdainefull">disdainful</reg> earth.</l>
          <l>And be the <reg orig="foot-stoole">footstool</reg> of great Tamburlain,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> I may rise into my <reg orig="royall">royal</reg> throne.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>First shalt thou rip my bowels with thy sword,</l>
          <l>And sacrifice my heart <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> death and hell,</l>
          <l>Before I <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> such a <reg orig="slauery">slavery</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Base villain, <reg orig="vassall">vassal</reg>, <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Tamburlaine:</l>
          <l><reg orig="Vnworthy">Unworthy</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="imbrace">embrace</reg> or touch the ground.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="beares">bears</reg> the honour of my <reg orig="royall">royal</reg> <reg orig="waight">weight</reg>.</l>
          
            <pb n="51" />
            <l>Stoop <reg orig="villaine">villain</reg>, <reg orig="stoope">stoop</reg>, <reg orig="stoope">stoop</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> he bids,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> may command thee <reg orig="peecemeale">piecemeal</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="torne">torn</reg>,</l>
          <l>Or scattered <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> the lofty Cedar trees,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Strocke">Struck</reg> with the voice of <reg orig="thundring">thundering</reg> <reg orig="Iupiter">Jupiter</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Then as I look down <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the damned <reg orig="Feends">Fiends</reg>.</l>
          <l><reg orig="Feends">Fiends</reg> <reg orig="looke">look</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> me, and thou dread God of hell.</l>
          <l>With <reg orig="Eban">Ebony</reg> <reg orig="Scepter">Sceptre</reg> strike this <reg orig="hatefull">hateful</reg> earth,</l>
          <l>And make it swallow both of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> at once.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>He gets up upon him to his chaire.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Now <reg orig="cleare">clear</reg> the triple region of the <reg orig="aire">air</reg>,</l>
          <l>And let the majesty of heaven <reg orig="beholde">behold</reg></l>
          <l>Their Scourge and <reg orig="Terrour">Terror</reg> <reg orig="treade">tread</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <reg orig="Emperours">Emperors</reg>.</l>
          <l>Smile Stars <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="raign'd">reigned</reg> at my <reg orig="natiuity">nativity</reg>:</l>
          <l>And dim the <reg orig="brightnesse">brightness</reg> of their <reg orig="neighbor">neighbour</reg> Lamps,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Disdaine">Disdain</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> borrow light of Cynthia,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> I the chiefest Lamp of all the earth,</l>
          <l>First rising <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the East with <reg orig="milde">mild</reg> aspect,</l>
          <l>But fixed now <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the Meridian line,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> send <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> fire <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your turning <reg orig="Spheares">Spheres</reg>,</l>
          <l>And cause the Sun <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="borrowe">borrow</reg> light of you.</l>
          <l>My sword stroke fire from his coat of <reg orig="steele">steel</reg>,</l>
          <l>Even <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Bythinia, when I took this <reg orig="Turke">Turk</reg>:</l>
          <l>As when a fiery exhalation</l>
          <l><reg orig="Wrapt">Wrapped</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the bowels of a freezing <reg orig="cloude">cloud</reg>,</l>
          <l>Fighting <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> passage, make the Welkin <reg orig="cracke">crack</reg>,</l>
          <l>And casts a flash of lightning <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the earth.</l>
          <l>But ere I <reg orig="martch">march</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> wealthy Persea,</l>
          <l>Or <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> Damascus and the Egyptian fields,</l>
          <l>As was the fame of Clymeus <reg orig="brain-sicke">brainsick</reg> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> almost brent the Axeltree of heaven.</l>
          
            <pb n="52" />
            <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> swords, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> lances and <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg></l>
          <l>shot.</l>
          <l>Fill all the <reg orig="aire">air</reg> with fiery meteors.</l>
          <l>Then when the Sky shall <reg orig="waxe">wax</reg> as red as blood,</l>
          <l>It shall be said, I made it red myself,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> make me think of <reg orig="nought">naught</reg> but blood and war.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="J">
  <l><reg orig="Vnworthy">Unworthy</reg> king, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> thy <reg orig="crueltie">cruelty</reg>,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Vnlawfully">Unlawfully</reg> <reg orig="vsurpest">usurpest</reg> the Persean seat:</l>
          <l>Darest thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> never saw an <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>,</l>
          <l>Before thou met my husband <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the field,</l>
          <l>Being thy <reg orig="Captiue">Captive</reg>, thus abuse his state,</l>
          <l>Keeping his kingly body <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a Cage,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="rooffes">roofs</reg> of <reg orig="golde">gold</reg>, and sun-bright <reg orig="Pallaces">Palaces</reg>,</l>
          <l>Should have <reg orig="prepar'd">prepared</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="entertaine">entertain</reg> his Grace?:</l>
          <l>And treading him beneath thy loathsome feet,</l>
          <l>Whose feet  the kings of <reg orig="Affrica">Africa</reg> have <reg orig="kist">kissed</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>You must <reg orig="deuise">devise</reg> some torment <reg orig="worsse">worse</reg>, my Lord</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> make these <reg orig="captiues">captives</reg> <reg orig="reine">rein</reg> their <reg orig="lauish">lavish</reg> tongues.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>zenocrate, <reg orig="looke">look</reg> better <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg>:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>She is my Handmaids <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg>, and she shall <reg orig="looke">look</reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> these abuses flow not from <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> tongue:</l>
          <l>Chide <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> Anippe.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="VA">
  <l>Let these be warnings <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> you then my <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg>,</l>
          <l>How you abuse the person of the king:</l>
          <l>Or <reg orig="els">else</reg> I <reg orig="sweare">swear</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> have you <reg orig="whipt">whipped</reg> stark <reg orig="nak'd">naked</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Great tamburlaine, great <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="ouerthrow">overthrow</reg>,</l>
          <l>Ambitious pride shall make thee fall as low.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> treading <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the back of Baiazeth,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> should be horsed <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <reg orig="fower">four</reg>  mighty kings.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Thy names and <reg orig="tytles">titles</reg>, and thy dignities</l>
          <l>Are fled from Baiazeth, and <reg orig="remaine">remain</reg> with me,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="maintaine">maintain</reg> it against a world of Kings.</l>
          <l>Put him <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> <reg orig="againe."> again. </reg></l>
          
            <pb n="53" />
            
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Is this a place <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> mighty Baiazeth?:</l>
          <l>Confusion light <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> him <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> helps thee thus.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>There <reg orig="whiles"> whilst </reg> he <reg orig="liues">lives</reg>, shall</l>
          <l>Baiezeth be kept,</l>
          <l>And where I go be thus <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> triumph <reg orig="drawne">drawn</reg>:</l>
          <l>And thou his wife shalt feed him with the scraps</l>
          <l>My <reg orig="seruitures">servitures</reg> shall bring thee from my <reg orig="boord">board</reg>.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg>  <reg orig="giues">gives</reg> him other food than this:</l>
          <l>Shall sit <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> him and <reg orig="starue">starve</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> death himself.</l>
          <l>This is my <reg orig="minde">mind</reg>, and I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> have it <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg>.</l>
          <l>Not all the Kings and <reg orig="Emperours">Emperors</reg> of the Earth:</l>
          <l>If they would lay their <reg orig="crownes">crowns</reg> before my feet,</l>
          <l>Shall <reg orig="ransome">ransom</reg> him, or take him from his cage.</l>
          <l>The ages <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> shall talk of Tamburlain,</l>
          <l>Even from this day <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Platoes wondrous <reg orig="yeare">year</reg>,</l>
          <l>Shall <reg orig="talke">talk</reg> how I have handled Baiazeth.</l>
          <l>These Mores <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> drew him from Bythinia,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> fair Damascus, where <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> now <reg orig="remaine">remain</reg>,</l>
          <l>Shall lead him with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <reg orig="wheresoere"> wheresoever </reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> go.</l>
          <l>Techelles, and my <reg orig="louing">loving</reg> followers,</l>
          <l>Now may <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> see Damascus lofty towers,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Like</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="shadowes">shadows</reg> of <reg orig="Pyramides">Pyramids</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> with their beauties <reg orig="grac'd">graced</reg> the Memphion fields:</l>
          <l>The golden stature of their feathered bird</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> spreads <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> wings <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> the <reg orig="citie">city</reg> <reg orig="wals">walls</reg>,</l>
          <l>Shall not defend it from <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> battering shot.</l>
          <l>The <reg orig="townes-men">townsmen</reg> <reg orig="maske">mask</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="silke">silk</reg> and <reg orig="cloath">cloth</reg> of gold.</l>
          <l>And every house is as a <reg orig="treasurie">treasury</reg>.</l>
          <l>The men, the treasure, and the <reg orig="towne">town</reg> is <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">ours</seg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>Your <reg orig="tentes">tents</reg> of white now <reg orig="pitch'd">pitched</reg> before the gates</l>
          <l>And gentle flags of <reg orig="amitie">amity</reg> <reg orig="displaid">displayed</reg>.</l>
          <l>I doubt not but the <reg orig="Gouernour">Governor</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg>,</l>
          <l>Offering Damascus <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your majesty.</l>
          
            <pb n="54" />
            
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> shall he have his life, and all the rest.</l>
          <l>But if he stay <reg orig="vntil"> until </reg> the bloody flag</l>
          <l>Be once <reg orig="aduanc'd">advanced</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> my vermilion Tent,</l>
          <l>He dies, and those <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> kept <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> out <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> long.</l>
          <l>And when they see me march <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> black <reg orig="aray">array</reg>,</l>
          <l>With <reg orig="mournfull">mournful</reg> streamers hanging down their heads,</l>
          <l>Were <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>  <reg orig="citie">city</reg> all the world <reg orig="contain'd">contained</reg>.</l>
          <l>Not one should scape:  but perish <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> swords.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>Yet would you have some <reg orig="pitie">pity</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> my sake,</l>
          <l>Because it is my countries, and my Fathers.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the world Zenocrate, if I have sworn:</l>
          <l>Come bring <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> the <reg orig="Turke">Turk</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Exeunt.</l>
          </stage>
  </div2>
  <div2 n="3" type="scene">
  <stage>
  <l>Souldane, Arabia, Capoline, with steaming collors</l>
          <l>and soldiers.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="G">
  <l>Methinks <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="martch">march</reg> as Meliager did,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Enuironed">Environed</reg> with <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> Argolian <reg orig="knightes">knights</reg>:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="chace">chase</reg> the <reg orig="sauage">savage</reg> Calidonian <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg>,</l>
          <l>Or Cephalus with <reg orig="lustie">lusty</reg> Thebane youths.</l>
          <l>Against the <reg orig="Woolfe">Wolf</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="angrie">angry</reg> Themis sent.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> waste and <reg orig="spoile">spoil</reg> the sweet Aonian <reg orig="fieldes">fields</reg>.</l>
          <l>A monster of <reg orig="fiue">five</reg> hundred thousand <reg orig="heades">heads</reg>,</l>
          <l>Compact of Rapine, <reg orig="Pyracie">Piracy</reg>, and <reg orig="spoile">spoil</reg>.</l>
          <l>The Scum of men, the hate and Scourge of God,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Raues">Raves</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Egyptia, and annoyeth <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>.</l>
          <l>My Lord it is the bloody Tamburlaine.</l>
          <l>A sturdy Felon and a base-bred <reg orig="Thiefe">Thief</reg>.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> murder raised <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Persean crown.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> dares <reg orig="controll">control</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Territories.</l>
          
            <pb n="55" />
            <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> tame the pride of this <reg orig="presumotuous">presumptuous</reg> Beast,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Ioine">Join</reg> your Arabians with the <reg orig="Souldans">Sultans</reg> power:</l>
          <l>Let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <reg orig="vnite">unite</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="royall">royal</reg> <reg orig="bandes">bands</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> one,</l>
          <l>And hasten <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="remooue">remove</reg> Damascus siege.</l>
          <l>It is a blemish <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the majesty</l>
          <l>And high estate of mighty <reg orig="Emperours">Emperors</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> such a base <reg orig="vsurping">usurping</reg> vagabond</l>
          <l>Should <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> a king, or <reg orig="weare">wear</reg> a princely crown.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="S">
  <l><reg orig="Renowmed">Renowned</reg> <reg orig="Souldane">Sultan</reg>, have ye lately heard</l>
          <l>The <reg orig="ouerthrow">overthrow</reg> of mighty Baiazeth,</l>
          <l>About the confines of Bythinia?:</l>
          <l>The <reg orig="slauerie">slavery</reg> wherewith he persecutes</l>
          <l>The noble <reg orig="Turke">Turk</reg> and his great <reg orig="Emperesse">Empress</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="G">
  <l>I have, and sorrow <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his bad <reg orig="successe">success</reg>:</l>
          <l>But noble Lord of great Arabia,</l>
          <l>Be <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> <reg orig="perswaded">persuaded</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> the <reg orig="Souldan">Sultan</reg> is</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> more <reg orig="dismaide">dismayed</reg> with tidings of his fall,</l>
          <l>Than <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="hauen">haven</reg> when the Pilot stands</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="viewes">views</reg> a strangers ship rent <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the winds,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="shiuered">shivered</reg> against a <reg orig="craggie">craggy</reg> <reg orig="rocke">rock</reg>,</l>
          <l>Yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> compassion of his wretched state,</l>
          <l>A sacred vow <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> heaven and him I make,</l>
          <l>Confirming it with Ibis holy name,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> Tamburlaine shall rue the day, the <reg orig="hower">hour</reg>,</l>
          <l>Wherein he wrought such ignominious wrong.</l>
          <l>unto the hallowed person of a prince,</l>
          <l>Or kept the fair zenocrate <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> long.</l>
          <l>As Concubine, I fear <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> feed his lust.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="S">
  <l>Let <reg orig="griefe">grief</reg> and <reg orig="furie">fury</reg> hasten <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg> <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg>,</l>
          <l>Let Tamburlaine <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his offences <reg orig="feele">feel</reg></l>
          <l>Such plagues as heaven and <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> can <reg orig="poure">pour</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> him.</l>
          <l>I long <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="breake">break</reg> my <reg orig="speare">spear</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> his crest,</l>
          
            <pb n="56" />
            <l>And <reg orig="prooue">prove</reg> the <reg orig="waight">weight</reg> of his victorious <reg orig="arme">arm</reg>:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> Fame I fear hath been too <reg orig="prodigall">prodigal</reg>:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> sounding through the world his <reg orig="partiall">partial</reg> praise:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="G">
  <l>Capolin, hast thou <reg orig="suruaid">surveyed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> powers.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="WF">
  <l>Great <reg orig="Emperours">Emperors</reg> of Egypt and Arabia.</l>
          <l>The number of your <reg orig="hostes">hostess</reg> <reg orig="vnited">united</reg> is,</l>
          <l>A hundred and fifty thousand horse,</l>
          <l>Two hundred thousand foot, <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> <reg orig="men-at-armes">men-at-arms</reg>,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Couragious">Courageous</reg> and full of <reg orig="hardinesse">hardiness</reg>:</l>
          <l>As <reg orig="frolike">frolic</reg> as the hunters <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="chace">chase</reg>:</l>
          <l>Of <reg orig="sauage">savage</reg> <reg orig="beastes">beasts</reg> amid the <reg orig="desart">desert</reg> woods.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="S">
  <l>My mind presageth fortunate <reg orig="successe">success</reg>,</l>
          <l>And tamburlaine, my spirit doth foresee</l>
          <l>The <reg orig="vtter">utter</reg> <reg orig="ruine">ruin</reg> of thy men and thee.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="G">
  <l>Then <reg orig="reare">rear</reg> your <reg orig="standardes">standards</reg>, let your sounding <reg orig="Drummes">Drums</reg></l>
          <l>Direct <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> soldiers <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Damascus <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>.</l>
          <l>Now Tamburlaine, the mighty <reg orig="Souldane">Sultan</reg> comes,</l>
          <l>And leads with him the great Arabian King.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> dim thy <reg orig="basenesse">baseness</reg> and obscurity.</l>
          <l>Famous <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> nothing but <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> theft and <reg orig="spoile">spoil</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> race and scatter thy inglorious <reg orig="crue">crew</reg>,</l>
          <l>Of Scythians and <reg orig="slauish">slavish</reg> Persians.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Exeunt.</l>
          </stage>
  </div2>
  <div2 n="4" type="scene">
  <stage>
  <l>The Banquet, and to it commeth Tamburlain all in</l>
          <l>scarlet, Theridamas, Techelles, Vsumeasane, the</l>
          <l>Turke, with others.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>NOw hang <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> bloody <reg orig="collours">colours</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Damascns.</l>
          <l>Reflexing <reg orig="hewes">hues</reg> of blood <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> their heads.</l>
          
            <pb n="57" />
            <l>While they <reg orig="walke">walk</reg> <reg orig="quiuering">quivering</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> their <reg orig="citie">city</reg> <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Halfe">Half</reg> dead <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> fear before they <reg orig="feele">feel</reg> my wrath:</l>
          <l>Then let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> freely banquet and carouse</l>
          <l>Full <reg orig="bowles">bowls</reg> of wine unto the God of war,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="meanes">means</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> fill your helmets full of <reg orig="golde">gold</reg>:</l>
          <l>And make Damascus <reg orig="spoiles">spoils</reg> as rich <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you,</l>
          <l>As was <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Iason Colchos golden fleece.</l>
          <l>And now Baiazeth, hast thou any <reg orig="stomacke">stomach</reg>?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Aye, such a <reg orig="stomacke">stomach</reg> (cruel tamburlane) as I could</l>
          <l>Willingly feed <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> thy blood-raw heart.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Nay, thine <reg orig="owne"> own </reg> is easier <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> come</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">by</seg>, <reg orig="plucke">pluck</reg> out <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>,</l>
          <l>And it <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="serue">serve</reg> thee and thy wife:  well zenocrate,</l>
          <l>techelles, and the rest, fall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> victuals.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Fall <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">to</seg>, and never may your meat digest.</l>
          <l>Ye Furies <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> can <reg orig="maske">mask</reg> <reg orig="inuisible">invisible</reg>,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Diue">Dive</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="bottome">bottom</reg> of Auernus poole,</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> your hands bring hellish poison <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg>.</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="squease">squeeze</reg> it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the cup of tamburlain.</l>
          <l>Or winged snakes of Lerna cast your stings,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> your venoms <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy Tyrants dish.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="J">
  <l>And may this banquet <reg orig="prooue">prove</reg> as <reg orig="omenous">ominous</reg>,</l>
          <l>As Prognes <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the adulterous Thracian King.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> fed <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> the substance of his child.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>My Lord, how can you suffer these <reg orig="outragious">outrageous</reg> curses</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> these <reg orig="slaues">slaves</reg> of yours?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> let them see (<reg orig="diuine">divine</reg> zenocrate)</l>
          <l>I <reg orig="glorie">glory</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the curses of my foes.</l>
          <l><reg orig="Hauing">Having</reg> the power  from the <reg orig="Emperiall">Imperial</reg> heaven,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> them all <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> their proper <reg orig="heades">heads</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>I pray you  give them <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> Madam, this</l>
          <l>speech is a goodly refreshing <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> them.</l>
          
            <pb n="58" />
            
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>But if his <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> would let them be fed, it</l>
          <l>would do them more good.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l><reg orig="Sirra">Sirrah</reg>, why fall you not <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">to</seg>, are you <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> daintily</l>
          <l>brought <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg>, you cannot eat your <reg orig="owne"> own </reg></l>
          <l>flesh?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>First legions of <reg orig="deuils">devils</reg> shall <reg orig="teare">tear</reg> thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="peeces">pieces</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="E">
  <l>Villain, knowest thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> whom thou speakest</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>O let him alone:  here, eat sir, take it from my</l>
          <l>swords point, or I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> thrust it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy heart.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>He takes it and stamps upon it.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>He stamps it <reg orig="vnder"> under </reg> his feet my Lord.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Take it <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> <reg orig="Villaine">Villain</reg> and eat it, or I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> make</l>
          <l>thee slice the <reg orig="brawnes">brawns</reg> of thy <reg orig="armes">arms</reg> into carbonadoes,</l>
          <l>and eat them.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="E">
  <l>Nay, it were better he <reg orig="kild">killed</reg> his wife, and then she shall</l>
          <l>be sure not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="staru'd">starved</reg>, and he be <reg orig="prouided">provided</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a</l>
          <l><reg orig="moneths">months</reg></l>
          <l><reg orig="victuall">victual</reg> beforehand.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>There is my dagger, dispatch <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> while she is</l>
          <l>fat, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> if she live but a while longer, she <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> fall</l>
          <l>into a</l>
          <l><reg orig="comsumption">consumption</reg> with <reg orig="freatting">fretting</reg>, and then she <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not be</l>
          <l><reg orig="woorth">worth</reg> the eating.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l><reg orig="Doost">Dost</reg> thou think <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Mahomet <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> suffer this</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>It is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">like</seg> he <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg>, when he cannot let it.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Go <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">to</seg>, fall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your meat:  what not a bit?:  belike he</l>
          <l>hath not been watered today,  give him some <reg orig="drinke">drink</reg>.</l>
          
 
  <stage>
  <l>They  give him water to drinke, and he flings it on</l>
          <l>the ground.</l>
          
 </stage>
  
  <l><reg orig="Faste">Fast</reg> and welcome sir, while hunger make you eat.</l>
          <l>How now zenocrate, doth not the <reg orig="Turke">Turk</reg> and his wife</l>
          <l>make a goodly <reg orig="showe">show</reg> at a banquet?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>Yes, my Lord.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>methinks, it is a great <reg orig="deale">deal</reg> better than a consort</l>
          <l>of <reg orig="musicke">music</reg>.</l>
          
            <pb n="59" />
            
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Yet <reg orig="musicke">music</reg> would do well <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="cheare">cheer</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> zenocrate:</l>
          <l>pray thee tell, why art thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> sad?:  If thou wilt</l>
          <l>have a song, the <reg orig="Turke">Turk</reg> shall <reg orig="straine">strain</reg> his voice:  but why</l>
          <l>is it?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>My lord, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see my fathers <reg orig="towne">town</reg> <reg orig="besieg'd">besieged</reg>,</l>
          <l>The <reg orig="countrie">country</reg> wasted where myself was <reg orig="borne">born</reg>,</l>
          <l>How can it but afflict my <reg orig="verie"> very </reg> soul?:</l>
          <l>If any love <reg orig="remaine">remain</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> you my Lord,</l>
          <l>Or if my love unto your majesty</l>
          <l>May merit <reg orig="fauour">favour</reg> at your <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> <reg orig="handes">hands</reg>,</l>
          <l>Then raise your siege from fair Damascus <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>,</l>
          <l>And with my father take a <reg orig="frindly">friendly</reg> truce.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Zenocrate, were Egypt <reg orig="Ioues">Jove's</reg> <reg orig="owne"> own </reg> land,</l>
          <l>Yet would I with my sword make <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="stoope">stoop</reg>,</l>
          <l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> confute those blind Geographers</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> make a triple region <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the world,</l>
          <l>Excluding Regions <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> I mean <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> trace,</l>
          <l>And with this pen reduce them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> a Map.</l>
          <l>Calling the <reg orig="Prouinces">Provinces</reg>, <reg orig="Citties">Cities</reg> and <reg orig="townes">towns</reg></l>
          <l>After my name and thine zenocrate:</l>
          <l>Here at Damascus <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I make the Point</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> shall begin the Perpendicular.</l>
          <l>And wouldst thou have me buy thy Fathers love</l>
          <l>With such a <reg orig="losse">loss</reg>?:  Tell me zenocrate?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>honour still <reg orig="waight">weight</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> happy tamburlaine:</l>
          <l>Yet  give me <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> plead <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> him my Lord.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Content thyself, his person shall be safe.</l>
          <l>And all the <reg orig="friendes">friends</reg> of fair Zenocrate,</l>
          <l>If with their <reg orig="liues">lives</reg> they <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> be <reg orig="pleasde">pleased</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg>,</l>
          <l>Or may be <reg orig="forc'd">forced</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make me <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> Egypt and Arabia must be mine.</l>
          
            <pb n="60" />
            <l>Feed you <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg>, thou mayst think thyself happy <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be</l>
          <l>fed from my trencher.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>My empty <reg orig="stomacke">stomach</reg> <reg orig="ful">full</reg> of idle heat,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Drawes">Draws</reg> bloody humours from my feeble <reg orig="partes">parts</reg>,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Preseruing">Preserving</reg> life, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> hasting <reg orig="cruell">cruel</reg> death.</l>
          <l>My <reg orig="vaines">veins</reg> are pale, my <reg orig="sinowes">sinews</reg> hard and <reg orig="drie">dry</reg>,</l>
          <l>My <reg orig="iointes">joints</reg> <reg orig="benumb'd">benumbed</reg>, <reg orig="vnlesse"> unless </reg> I eat,</l>
          <l>I die.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="J">
  <l>Eat Baiazeth,  Let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> live <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> spite of them,</l>
          <l>Looking some happy power  <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="pitie">pity</reg> and <reg orig="inlarge">enlarge</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Here Turk, wilt thou have a <reg orig="cleane">clean</reg> trencher?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Aye Tyrant, and more meat.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Soft sir, you must be dieted, too much eating</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> make you surfeit.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> it would my lord, specially <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="smal">small</reg></l>
          <l>a <reg orig="walke">walk</reg>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="litle">little</reg> exercise.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Enter a second course of crownes.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Theridamas, techelles and Casane, here are</l>
          <l>the cates you desire <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> finger, are they not?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>Aye (my Lord) but none <reg orig="saue">save</reg> <reg orig="kinges">kings</reg> must <reg orig="feede">feed</reg></l>
          <l>with these.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>it is enough <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see them, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg></l>
          <l>tamburlaine</l>
          <l><reg orig="onely"> only </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="enioy">enjoy</reg> them.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>well, here is now <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="Souldane">Sultan</reg> of Egypt</l>
          <l>the King of Arabia, and the <reg orig="Gouernout">Governor</reg> of Damascus.</l>
          <l>Now take these three <reg orig="crownes">crowns</reg>, and pledge me, my <reg orig="contributorie">contributory</reg></l>
          <l>Kings.</l>
          <l>I crown you here (Theridamas) King of Argier:</l>
          <l>Techelles King of Fesse, and Vsumeasane King of</l>
          <l>Morocus.  How say you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> this (<reg orig="Turke">Turk</reg>) these are not</l>
          <l>your <reg orig="contributorie">contributory</reg> kings.</l>
          
            <pb n="61" />
            
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Nor shall they long be thine, I warrant them.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Kings of Argier, Morocus, and of Fesse.</l>
          <l>You <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> have <reg orig="martcht">marched</reg> with happy Tamburlaine,</l>
          <l>As far as from the frozen place of heaven.</l>
          <l>unto the <reg orig="watry">watery</reg> mornings ruddy bower.</l>
          <l>And thence <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> land unto the Torrid Zone,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Deserue">Deserve</reg> these <reg orig="tytles">titles</reg> I endow you with.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> value and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> magnanimity.</l>
          <l>Your <reg orig="byrthes">births</reg> shall be <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> blemish <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your fame.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg> is the fount whence honour springs.</l>
          <l>And they are worthy she <reg orig="inuesteth">investeth</reg> kings.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>And since your <reg orig="highnesse">highness</reg> hath <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> well <reg orig="vouchsaft">vouchsafed</reg>,</l>
          <l>If <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="deserue">deserve</reg> them not with higher meeds</l>
          <l>Than erst <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> states and actions have <reg orig="retain'd">retained</reg>,</l>
          <l>Take them away <reg orig="againe"> again </reg> and make</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <reg orig="slaues">slaves</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>well said Theridamas, when holy Fates</l>
          <l>Shall stablish me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> strong Egyptia.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> mean <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="traueile">travael</reg> 
                  <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="Antatique">Antarctic</reg> Pole,</l>
          <l>Conquering the people <reg orig="vnderneath">underneath</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> feet.</l>
          <l>And be <reg orig="renowm'd">renowned</reg>, as never <reg orig="Emperours">Emperors</reg> were.</l>
          <l>zenocrate, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not crown thee yet,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Vntil"> Until </reg> with greater <reg orig="honors">honours</reg> I be</l>
          <l><reg orig="grac'd">graced</reg>.</l>
          </sp></div2>
</div1>
  <div1 n="5" type="act">
  <div2 n="1" type="scene">
  <stage>
  <l>The Gouernour of Damasco, with three orfoure</l>
          <l>Citizens, and foure Virgins with branches</l>
          <l>of Laurell in their hands.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="H">
  <l><reg orig="Stil"> Still </reg> doth this man or rather God of</l>
          <l>war,</l>
          <l>Batter <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>, and beat <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Turrets down.</l>
          
            <pb n="62" />
            <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> resist with longer <reg orig="stubbornesse">stubbornness</reg>,</l>
          <l>Or hope of rescue from the <reg orig="Souldans">Sultans</reg> power,</l>
          <l>were but <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> bring <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="wilfull">wilful</reg> <reg orig="ouerthrow">overthrow</reg>,</l>
          <l>And make <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> desperate of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="threatned">threatened</reg> <reg orig="liues">lives</reg>:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> see his tents have now been altered,</l>
          <l>With <reg orig="terrours">terrors</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the last and <reg orig="cruelst">cruellest</reg> hew:</l>
          <l>His <reg orig="cole-blacke">coal-black</reg> <reg orig="collours">colours</reg> <reg orig="euery-where"> everywhere </reg></l>
          <l> <reg orig="aduaunst">advanced</reg>,</l>
          <l>Threaten <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="citie">city</reg> with a <reg orig="generall">general</reg> <reg orig="spoile">spoil</reg>:</l>
          <l>And if <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> should with common rites of arms,</l>
          <l>Offer <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> safeties <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his <reg orig="clemencie">clemency</reg>,</l>
          <l>I fear the <reg orig="custome">custom</reg> proper <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his sword,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> he <reg orig="obserues">observes</reg> as <reg orig="parcell">parcel</reg> of his fame:</l>
          <l>Intending <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="terrifie">terrify</reg> the world,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> any <reg orig="innouation">innovation</reg> or remorse,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> never be <reg orig="dispenc'd">dispensed</reg> with <reg orig="til">till</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> deaths,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Therfore">Therefore</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> these <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="harmlesse">harmless</reg> <reg orig="virgines">virgins</reg> sakes,</l>
          <l>Whose <reg orig="honors">honours</reg> and whose <reg orig="liues">lives</reg> <reg orig="relie">rely</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> him:</l>
          <l>Let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> have hope <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> their <reg orig="vnspotted">unspotted</reg> <reg orig="praiers">prayers</reg></l>
          <l>Their blubbered <reg orig="cheekes">cheeks</reg> and <reg orig="hartie">hearty</reg> humble <reg orig="mones">moans</reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> melt his <reg orig="furie">fury</reg> into some remorse:</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="vse">use</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a <reg orig="louing">loving</reg> <reg orig="Conquerour">Conqueror</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="VB">
  <l>If humble suites or imprecations,</l>
          <l>(<reg orig="vttered">uttered</reg> with <reg orig="teares">tears</reg> of <reg orig="wretchednesse">wretchedness</reg> and blood,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Shead">Shed</reg> from the heads and hearts of all <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Sex.</l>
          <l>Some made your <reg orig="wiues">wives</reg>, and some your children)</l>
          <l>Might have <reg orig="intreated">entreated</reg> your obdurate breasts.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="entertaine">entertain</reg> some care of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> securities.</l>
          <l><reg orig="Whiles"> Whilst </reg> only danger beat <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>,</l>
          <l>These more than dangerous warrants of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> death.</l>
          <l>Had never been erected as they be,</l>
          <l>Nor you depend <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> such <reg orig="weake">weak</reg> helps as <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="H">
  <l>well, <reg orig="louely">lovely</reg> Virgins, think <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> countries care</l>
          
            <pb n="63" />
            <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> love of honour <reg orig="loth">loath</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="enthral'd">enthralled</reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <reg orig="forraine">foreign</reg> powers, and rough imperious yokes:</l>
          <l>Would not with too much <reg orig="cowardize">cowardice</reg> or fear,</l>
          <l>Before all hope of rescue were denied,</l>
          <l>Submit yourselves and <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="seruitude">servitude</reg>.</l>
          <l>Therefore <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> your safeties and <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg></l>
          <l><reg orig="owne"> own </reg></l>
          <l>Your <reg orig="honors">honours</reg>, liberties and <reg orig="liues">lives</reg> were <reg orig="weigh'd">weighed</reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="equall">equal</reg> care and <reg orig="ballance">balance</reg> with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="owne">own</reg>,</l>
          <l>Endure as <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> the malice of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> stars.</l>
          <l>The wrath of Tamburlain, and power  of <reg orig="warres">wars</reg>.</l>
          <l>Or be the means the <reg orig="ouerweighing">overweighing</reg> <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg></l>
          <l>have kept <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="quallifie">qualify</reg> these hot <reg orig="extreames">extremes</reg>.</l>
          <l>And bring <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> pardon <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> your <reg orig="chearfull">cheerful</reg> looks.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="VC">
  <l>Then here before the majesty of heaven,</l>
          <l>And holy <reg orig="Patrones">Patrons</reg> of Egyptia,</l>
          <l>With knees and hearts <reg orig="submissiue">submissive</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="intreate">entreat</reg>,</l>
          <l>Grace <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> words and <reg orig="pitie">pity</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> looks</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> this <reg orig="deuise">devise</reg> may <reg orig="prooue">prove</reg> propitious,</l>
          <l>And through the <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg> and <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> of tamburlaine,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Conuey">Convey</reg> <reg orig="euents">events</reg> of <reg orig="mercie">mercy</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his heart:</l>
          <l><reg orig="Graunt">Grant</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> these <reg orig="signes">signs</reg> of <reg orig="victorie">victory</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg></l>
          <l>May bind the temples of his conquering head,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> hide the folded <reg orig="furrowes">furrows</reg> of his <reg orig="browes">brows</reg>,</l>
          <l>And shadow his displeased countenance,</l>
          <l>With happy looks of <reg orig="ruthe">ruth</reg> and lenity,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Leaue">Leave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> my Lord, and <reg orig="louing">loving</reg> <reg orig="countrimen">countrymen</reg>,</l>
          <l>What simple Virgins may <reg orig="perswade">persuade</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="H">
  <l>Farewell (sweet Virgins) <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> whose safe return</l>
          <l>Depends <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="citie">city</reg>, <reg orig="libertie">liberty</reg>, and <reg orig="liues">lives</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Exeunt.</l>
          
            <pb n="64" />
            </stage>
  </div2>
  <div2 n="2" type="scene">
  <stage>
  <l>Tamburlaine.  Techelles Theridamas, Vsumeasan,</l>
          <l>with others:  Tamburlaine all in blacke, and</l>
          <l>verie</l>
          <l>melancholy.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>WHat, are the Turtles <reg orig="fraide">afraid</reg> out of their <reg orig="neastes">nests</reg>?:</l>
          <l>Alas <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> <reg orig="fooles">fools</reg>, must you be first shall <reg orig="feele">feel</reg></l>
          <l>The <reg orig="sworne">sworn</reg> destruction of Damascus.</l>
          <l>They know my <reg orig="custome">custom</reg>:  could they not as well</l>
          <l>Have sent ye out, when first my <reg orig="milkwhite">milk-white</reg> flags</l>
          <l>Through <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> sweet <reg orig="mercie">mercy</reg> threw <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> gentle beams</l>
          <l>Reflexing them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> your <reg orig="disdainfull">disdainful</reg> <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg>:</l>
          <l>As now when <reg orig="furie">fury</reg> and incensed hate</l>
          <l>Flings slaughtering <reg orig="terrour">terror</reg> from my <reg orig="coleblack">coal-black</reg> tents.</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="tels">tells</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="trueth">truth</reg>, submissions comes too late.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="VB">
  <l>Most happy King and <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> of the earth.</l>
          <l>Image of honour and <reg orig="Nobilitie">Nobility</reg>.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <reg orig="whome"> whom </reg> the Powers <reg orig="diuine">divine</reg> have</l>
          <l>made the world,</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> whose throne the holy Graces sit.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> whose sweet person is <reg orig="compriz'd">comprised</reg> the Sum</l>
          <l>Of natures Skill and <reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> majesty.</l>
          <l><reg orig="Pittie">Pity</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="plightes">plights</reg>, O <reg orig="pitie">pity</reg> <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> Damascus:</l>
          <l><reg orig="Pitie">Pity</reg> <reg orig="olde">old</reg> age, within whose <reg orig="siluer">silver</reg> <reg orig="haires">hairs</reg></l>
          <l>honour and <reg orig="reuerence">reverence</reg> <reg orig="euermore">evermore</reg> have <reg orig="raign'd">reigned</reg>,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Pitie">Pity</reg> the <reg orig="mariage">marriage</reg> bed, where many a Lord</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> prime and <reg orig="glorie">glory</reg> of his <reg orig="louing">loving</reg> <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg>.</l>
          <l>Embraceth now with <reg orig="teares">tears</reg> of ruth and blood,</l>
          <l>The <reg orig="iealous">jealous</reg> <reg orig="bodie">body</reg> of his <reg orig="fearfull">fearful</reg> wife,</l>
          <l>Whose <reg orig="cheekes">cheeks</reg> and hearts <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="punisht">punished</reg> with conceit,</l>
          
            <pb n="65" />
            <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> think thy <reg orig="puisant">puissant</reg> <reg orig="neuer-staied">never-stayed</reg> <reg orig="arme">arm</reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> part their bodies, and <reg orig="preuent">prevent</reg> their <reg orig="soules">souls</reg></l>
          <l>From <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg> of comfort, yet their age might <reg orig="beare">bear</reg>,</l>
          <l>Now <reg orig="waxe">wax</reg> all pale and withered <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the death,</l>
          <l>As well <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="griefe">grief</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="ruthlesse">ruthless</reg> <reg orig="Gouernour">Governor</reg></l>
          <l>Have thus <reg orig="refusde">refused</reg> the <reg orig="mercie">mercy</reg> of thy hand,</l>
          <l>(Whose <reg orig="scepter">sceptre</reg> Angels <reg orig="kisse">kiss</reg>, and Furies dread)</l>
          <l>As <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> their liberties, their <reg orig="loues">loves</reg> or <reg orig="liues">lives</reg>,</l>
          <l>O then <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> these, and such as <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> ourselves,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> infants, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> all <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> bloods,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> never <reg orig="nourisht">nourished</reg> thought against thy rule,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Pitie">Pity</reg>, O <reg orig="pitie">pity</reg>, (sacred <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg>)</l>
          <l>The prostrate <reg orig="seruice">service</reg> of this wretched <reg orig="towne">town</reg>.</l>
          <l>And take <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> <reg orig="signe">sign</reg> thereof this gilded wreath,</l>
          <l>Whereto <reg orig="ech">each</reg> man of rule hath  <reg orig="giuen">given</reg> his hand,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="wisht">wished</reg> as worthy <reg orig="subiects">subjects</reg> happy <reg orig="meanes">means</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be <reg orig="inuesters">investors</reg> of thy <reg orig="royall">royal</reg> <reg orig="browes">brows</reg>,</l>
          <l>Even with the true Egyptian Diadem.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Virgins, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="vaine">vain</reg> ye labour <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="preuent">prevent</reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> mine honour <reg orig="sweares">swears</reg> shall be <reg orig="perform'd">performed</reg>:</l>
          <l>Behold my sword, what see you at the point?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="VB">
  <l>Nothing but fear and <reg orig="fatall">fatal</reg> <reg orig="steele">steel</reg> my Lord.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Your <reg orig="fearfull">fearful</reg> minds are <reg orig="thicke">thick</reg> and <reg orig="mistie">misty</reg> then</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> there sits Death, there sits imperious Death.</l>
          <l>Keeping his circuit <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the slicing edge.</l>
          <l>But I am <reg orig="pleasde">pleased</reg> you shall not see him there,</l>
          <l>He now is seated <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> my <reg orig="horsmens">horsemens</reg> <reg orig="speares">spears</reg>:</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> their points his <reg orig="fleshlesse">fleshless</reg> <reg orig="bodie">body</reg> <reg orig="feedes">feeds</reg>.</l>
          <l>Techelles straight go charge a few of them</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="chardge">charge</reg> these Dames, and <reg orig="shew">show</reg> my <reg orig="seruant">servant</reg> death:</l>
          <l>Sitting <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> scarlet <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> their armed <reg orig="speares">spears</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="X">
  <l>O <reg orig="pitie">pity</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>.</l>
          
            <pb n="66" />
            
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Away with them I say and <reg orig="shew">show</reg> them death.</l>
          

  <stage>
  <l>They take them away.</l>
          
 </stage>

  <l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not spare these proud Egyptians.</l>
          <l>Nor change my <reg orig="Martiall">Martial</reg> <reg orig="obseruations">observations</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> all the wealth of Gehons golden <reg orig="waues">waves</reg>.</l>
          <l>Or <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the love of Venus, would she <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg></l>
          <l>The <reg orig="angrie">angry</reg> God of arms, and lie with me.</l>
          <l>They have <reg orig="refusde">refused</reg> the offer of their <reg orig="liues">lives</reg>,</l>
          <l>And know my <reg orig="customes">customs</reg> are as peremptory</l>
          <l>As <reg orig="wrathfull">wrathful</reg> Planets, death, or <reg orig="destinie">destiny</reg>.</l>
          

  <stage>
  <l>Enter Techelles.</l>
          
 </stage>

  <l>What, have your <reg orig="horsmen">horsemen</reg> <reg orig="shewen">shown</reg> the virgins Death?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>They have my Lord, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> Damascus <reg orig="wals">walls</reg></l>
          <l>have hoisted <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> their slaughtered <reg orig="carcases">carcasses</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>A sight as <reg orig="banefull">baneful</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> their <reg orig="soules">souls</reg> I think</l>
          <l>As are Thessalian drugs or Mithradate.</l>
          <l>But go my Lords, put the rest <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the sword.</l>
          

  <stage>
  <l>Exeunt.</l>
          
 </stage>

  <l>Ah fair Zenocrate, <reg orig="diuine">divine</reg> Zenocrate,</l>
          <l>Fair is too <reg orig="foule">foul</reg> an <reg orig="Epithite">Epithet</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thee,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy passion <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thy countries love,</l>
          <l>And fear <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see thy kingly Fathers <reg orig="harme">harm</reg>,</l>
          <l>With <reg orig="haire">hair</reg> <reg orig="discheweld">dishevelled</reg> <reg orig="wip'st">wipest</reg> thy watery cheeks:</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Flora <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> mornings pride,</l>
          <l>Shaking <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="siluer">silver</reg> <reg orig="treshes">tresses</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="aire">air</reg>.</l>
          <l>Rainest <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the earth <reg orig="resolued">resolved</reg> <reg orig="pearle">pearl</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> showers,</l>
          <l>And sprinklest <reg orig="Saphyrs">Sapphires</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thy shining face,</l>
          <l>Where Beauty, mother <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Muses sits,</l>
          <l>And comments <reg orig="vollumes">volumes</reg> with <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="Yvory">Ivory</reg> pen:</l>
          <l>Taking instructions from thy flowing <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg>,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Eies">Eyes</reg> when <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Ebena steps <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> heaven.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> silence of thy solemn <reg orig="euenings">evenings</reg> walk.</l>
          <l>Making the mantle of the richest night.</l>
          
            <pb n="67" />
            <l>The <reg orig="Moone">Moon</reg>, the Planets, and the Meteors light,</l>
          <l>There Angels <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their <reg orig="christal">crystal</reg> armours fight</l>
          <l>A <reg orig="doubtfull">doubtful</reg> <reg orig="battell">battle</reg> with my tempted <reg orig="thoughtes">thoughts</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> Egypts freedom and the <reg orig="Souldans">Sultans</reg> life:</l>
          <l>His life <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> consumes Zenocrate,</l>
          <l>Whose <reg orig="sorrowes">sorrows</reg> lay more siege unto my soul,</l>
          <l>Than all my Army <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Damascus <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>.</l>
          <l>And neither Perseans <reg orig="Soueraign">Sovereign</reg>, nor the Turk</l>
          <l>Troubled my <reg orig="sences">senses</reg> with conceit of <reg orig="foile">foil</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> much <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> much, as doth zenocrate.</l>
          <l>What is beauty, saith my sufferings then?:</l>
          <l>If all the pens <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="euer"> ever </reg> poets</l>
          <l>held,</l>
          <l>Had fed the feeling of their <reg orig="maisters">masters</reg> thoughts,</l>
          <l>And every <reg orig="sweetnes">sweetness</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="inspir'd">inspired</reg> their <reg orig="harts">hearts</reg>,</l>
          <l>Their minds, and muses <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <reg orig="admyred">admired</reg> <reg orig="theames">themes</reg>:</l>
          <l>If all the <reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> Quintessence they still</l>
          <l>From their <reg orig="immortall">immortal</reg> flowers of Poesy,</l>
          <l>Wherein as <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a <reg orig="myrrour">mirror</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="perceiue">perceive</reg></l>
          <l>The highest reaches of a <reg orig="humaine">human</reg> wit.</l>
          <l>If these had made one Poems period</l>
          <l>And all <reg orig="combin'd">combined</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Beauties <reg orig="worthinesse">worthiness</reg>,</l>
          <l>Yet should there <reg orig="houer">hover</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their <reg orig="restlesse">restless</reg> heads,</l>
          <l>One thought, one grace, one <reg orig="woonder">wonder</reg> at the least,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> into words <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg> can digest:</l>
          <l>But how <reg orig="vnseemly">unseemly</reg> is it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> my Sex</l>
          <l>My discipline of arms and <reg orig="Chiualrie">Chivalry</reg>,</l>
          <l>My nature and the <reg orig="terrour">terror</reg> of my name.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> harbour thoughts effeminate and faint?:</l>
          <l><reg orig="Saue">Save</reg> <reg orig="onely"> only </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Beauties <reg orig="iust">just</reg></l>
          <l>applause,</l>
          <l>With whose instinct the soul of man is <reg orig="toucht">touched</reg>.</l>
          <l>And every <reg orig="warriour">warrior</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> is rapt with love,</l>
          <l>Of fame, of valour, and of victory</l>
          
            <pb n="68" />
            <l>Must needs have beauty beat <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his <reg orig="conceites">conceits</reg>,</l>
          <l>I thus <reg orig="conceiuing">conceiving</reg> and subduing both:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> hath <reg orig="stopt">stopped</reg> the tempest of the Gods,</l>
          <l>Even from the fiery spangled <reg orig="vaile">vail</reg> of heaven,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="feele">feel</reg> the <reg orig="louely">lovely</reg> warmth of <reg orig="shepheards">shepherds</reg> flames.</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="martch">march</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> cottages of strowed weeds,</l>
          <l>Shall give the world <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> note <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> all my <reg orig="byrth">birth</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <reg orig="Vertue">Virtue</reg> solely is the sum of <reg orig="glorie">glory</reg>,</l>
          <l>And fashions men with true nobility.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">Who</seg> is within there?:</l>
          

  <stage>
  <l>Enter two or three.</l>
          
 </stage>

  <l>Hath Baiazeth been fed today?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="WG">
  <l>Aye, my Lord.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Bring him forth, and let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> know if the <reg orig="towne">town</reg></l>
          <l>be <reg orig="ransackt">ransacked</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Enter Techelles, Theridamas, Vsumeasan and others.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>The town is <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">ours</seg> my Lord, and fresh supply</l>
          <l>Of conquest, and of <reg orig="spoile">spoil</reg> is offered <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> is well techelles, what is the <reg orig="newes">news</reg>?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>The <reg orig="Souldan">Sultan</reg> and the Arabian king together</l>
          <l><reg orig="Martch">March</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> with such eager violence,</l>
          <l>As if there were <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> way but one with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> more there is not I warrant thee techelles</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>They bring in the Turke.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="L">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> know the <reg orig="victorie">victory</reg> is <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">ours</seg> my Lord,</l>
          <l>But let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <reg orig="saue">save</reg> the <reg orig="reuerend">reverend</reg> <reg orig="Souldans">Sultans</reg> life,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> fair Zenocrate, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> laments his state.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> chiefly see unto, theridamas.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> sweet zenocrate, whose <reg orig="worthinesse">worthiness</reg></l>
          <l><reg orig="Deserues">Deserves</reg> a conquest <reg orig="ouer"> over </reg> every heart:</l>
          
            <pb n="69" />
            <l>And now my <reg orig="footstoole">footstool</reg>, if I loose the field,</l>
          <l>You hope of <reg orig="libertie">liberty</reg> and restitution:</l>
          <l>Here let him stay my <reg orig="maysters">masters</reg> from the tents,</l>
          <l>Till <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> have made <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> ready <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the field.</l>
          <l>Pray <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> Baiazeth, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> are going.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Exeunt.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Go, never <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="returne">return</reg> with <reg orig="victorie">victory</reg>:</l>
          <l>Millions of men <reg orig="encompasse">encompass</reg> thee about.</l>
          <l>And gore thy body with as many wounds,</l>
          <l><reg orig="sharpe">sharp</reg> forked <reg orig="arrowes">arrows</reg> light <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> thy horse:</l>
          <l>Furies from the <reg orig="blacke">black</reg> Cocitus lake,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Breake">Break</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> the earth, and with their firebrands,</l>
          <l>Enforce thee run <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> the <reg orig="banefull">baneful</reg> pikes.</l>
          <l><reg orig="Volleyes">Volleys</reg> of shot pierce through thy charmed Skin.</l>
          <l>And every bullet <reg orig="dipt">dipped</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> poisoned drugs,</l>
          <l>Or roaring Cannons <reg orig="seuer">sever</reg> all thy <reg orig="ioints">joints</reg>.</l>
          <l>Making thee mount as high as Eagles <reg orig="soare">soar</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="J">
  <l>Let all the swords and Lances <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the field,</l>
          <l>Stick <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his breast, as <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their proper <reg orig="roomes">rooms</reg>,</l>
          <l>At every pore let blood come dropping <reg orig="foorth">forth</reg>.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <reg orig="lingring">lingering</reg> <reg orig="paines">pains</reg> may massacre his heart.</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="madnesse">madness</reg> send his damned soul <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> hell.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Ah fair zabina, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> may curse his power,</l>
          <l>The <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg> may <reg orig="frowne">frown</reg>, the earth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> anger quake,</l>
          <l>But such a Star hath influence <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his sword,</l>
          <l>As rules the Skies, and countermands the Gods.</l>
          <l>More than Cymerian <reg orig="Stix">Styx</reg> or <reg orig="Distinie">Destiny</reg>:</l>
          <l>And then shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this detested <reg orig="guyse">guise</reg>,</l>
          <l>With shame, with <reg orig="hungar">hunger</reg>, and with horror aye</l>
          <l>Griping <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> bowels with retorqued <reg orig="thoughtes">thoughts</reg>,</l>
          <l>And have <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> hope <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> end <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="extasies">ecstasies</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="J">
  <l>Then is there left <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> Mahomet, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> God,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> <reg orig="Feend">Fiend</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> Fortune, nor <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> hope of end?:</l>
          
            <pb n="70" />
            <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> infamous monstrous <reg orig="slaueries">slaveries</reg>:</l>
          <l>Gape earth, and let the <reg orig="Feends">Fiends</reg> <reg orig="infernall">infernal</reg> view,</l>
          <l>As hell, as <reg orig="hoplesse">hopeless</reg> and as full of fear</l>
          <l>As are the blasted banks of Erebus:</l>
          <l>Where shaking ghosts with <reg orig="euer-howling">ever-howling</reg> <reg orig="grones">groans</reg>,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Houer">Hover</reg> about the <reg orig="vgly">ugly</reg> <reg orig="Ferriman">ferryman</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> get a passage <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg></l>
          <l>Elisian</l>
          <l>Why should <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> live, O wretches, beggars <reg orig="slaues">slaves</reg></l>
          <l>Why live <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> Baiazeth, and build <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> <reg orig="neasts">nests</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> high within the region of the <reg orig="aire">air</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> <reg orig="liuing">living</reg> long <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this oppression,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> all the world <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> see and laugh <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="scorne">scorn</reg>.</l>
          <l>The former <reg orig="triumphes">triumphs</reg> of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="mightines">mightiness</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> this obscure <reg orig="infernall">infernal</reg> <reg orig="seruitude">servitude</reg>?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>O life more loathsome <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my vexed thoughts,</l>
          <l>Than noisome parbreak of the Stygian Snakes,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <reg orig="fils">fills</reg> the <reg orig="nookes">nooks</reg> of Hell with standing <reg orig="aire">air</reg>,</l>
          <l>Infecting all the Ghosts with <reg orig="curelesse">cureless</reg> griefs:</l>
          <l>O dreary Engines of my loathed sight,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> sees my crown, my honour and my name,</l>
          <l>Thrust <reg orig="vnder"> under </reg> yoke and <reg orig="thraldom">thralldom</reg> of a</l>
          <l><reg orig="thiefe">thief</reg>.</l>
          <l>Why feed ye still <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <reg orig="daies">days</reg> accursed beams,</l>
          <l>And sink not quite into my <reg orig="tortur'd">tortured</reg> soul.</l>
          <l>You see my wife, my <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> and <reg orig="Emperesse">Empress</reg>,</l>
          <l>Brought <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> and propped <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the hand of fame,</l>
          <l>Queen of <reg orig="fifteene">fifteen</reg> contributory Queens,</l>
          <l>Now <reg orig="throwen">thrown</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="roomes">rooms</reg> of <reg orig="blacke">black</reg> <reg orig="abiection">abjection</reg>,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Smear'd">Smeared</reg> with blots of basest drudgery:</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="Villanesse">Villaness</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> shame, <reg orig="disdaine">disdain</reg>, and misery:</l>
          <l>Accursed Baiazeth, whose words of ruth,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> would with pity <reg orig="chear">cheer</reg> zabinas heart:</l>
          <l>And make <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="soules">souls</reg> <reg orig="resolue">resolve</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="ceasles">ceaseless</reg> <reg orig="teares">tears</reg>,</l>
          <l>Sharp hunger bites <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> and gripes the root:</l>
          
            <pb n="71" />
            <l>From whence the issues of my thoughts do <reg orig="breake">break</reg>,</l>
          <l>O <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> zabina, O my Queen, my Queen,</l>
          <l>Fetch me some water <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> my burning breast,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="coole">cool</reg> and comfort me with longer date,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="shortned">shortened</reg> sequel of my life,</l>
          <l>I may <reg orig="poure">pour</reg> <reg orig="foorth">forth</reg> my soul into thine <reg orig="armes">arms</reg>,</l>
          <l>With words of love:  whose moaning <reg orig="entercourse">intercourse</reg></l>
          <l>Hath <reg orig="hetherto">hitherto</reg> been staid, with wrath and hate</l>
          <l>Of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="expreslesse">expressless</reg> band <reg orig="inflictions">inflections</reg>:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="J">
  <l>Sweet Baiazeth, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> prolong thy life,</l>
          <l>As long as any blood or <reg orig="sparke">spark</reg> of breath</l>
          <l>Can quench or <reg orig="coole">cool</reg> the torments of my <reg orig="griefe">grief</reg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>She goes out:</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="F">
  <l>Now Baiazeth, abridge thy <reg orig="banefull">baneful</reg> <reg orig="daies">days</reg>,</l>
          <l>And beat thy <reg orig="braines">brains</reg> out of thy <reg orig="conquer'd">conquered</reg> head:</l>
          <l>Since other <reg orig="meanes">means</reg> are all forbidden me,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> may be ministers of my decay.</l>
          <l>O highest Lamp of <reg orig="euerliuing">ever-living</reg> <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg>,</l>
          <l>Accursed day infected with my griefs,</l>
          <l>Hide now thy stained face <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="endles">endless</reg> night,</l>
          <l>And shut the <reg orig="windowes">windows</reg> of the lightsome <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg>,</l>
          <l>Let <reg orig="vgly">ugly</reg> <reg orig="darknesse">darkness</reg> with <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> rusty coach</l>
          <l><reg orig="Engyrt">engirt</reg> with tempests <reg orig="wrapt">wrapped</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> pitchy clouds,</l>
          <l>Smother the earth with <reg orig="neuer-fading">never-fading</reg> <reg orig="mistes">mists</reg>:</l>
          <l>And let <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> horses from their <reg orig="nostrels">nostrils</reg> breathe</l>
          <l>Rebellious winds and <reg orig="dreadfull">dreadful</reg> thunderclaps:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this <reg orig="terrour">terror</reg> tamburlaine may live.</l>
          <l>And my <reg orig="pin'd">pined</reg> soul <reg orig="resolu'd">resolved</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> liquid <reg orig="ay">aye</reg>,</l>
          <l>May <reg orig="styl"> still </reg> <reg orig="excruciat">excruciate</reg> his tormented</l>
          <l>thoughts.</l>
          <l>Then let the stony dart of <reg orig="sencelesse">senseless</reg> <reg orig="colde">cold</reg>,</l>
          <l>Pierce through the <reg orig="center">centre</reg> of my withered heart,</l>
          <l>And make a passage <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> my loathed life.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>He brains himself against the cage.</l>
          
            <pb n="72" />
            <l>Enter Zabina.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="J">
  <l>What do mine <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg> behold, my husband dead?:</l>
          <l>His <reg orig="Skul">Skull</reg> all <reg orig="riuin">riven</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> twain, his <reg orig="braines">brains</reg> <reg orig="dasht">dashed</reg> out?:</l>
          <l>The <reg orig="braines">brains</reg> of Baiazeth, my Lord and <reg orig="Soueraigne">Sovereign</reg>?:</l>
          <l>O Baiazeth, my husband and my Lord,</l>
          <l>O Baiazet, O Turk, O Emperor,  give him his liquor</l>
          <l>Not I, bring milk and fire, and my blood I bring him</l>
          <l><reg orig="againe,"> again, </reg> <reg orig="teare">tear</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="peeces">pieces</reg>,  give</l>
          <l>me the sword with a</l>
          <l>ball of <reg orig="wildefire">wildfire</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> it.  Down with him, down with</l>
          <l>him.  Go <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">to</seg> my child, away, away, away.  Ah, <reg orig="saue">save</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg></l>
          <l>Infant, <reg orig="saue">save</reg> him, <reg orig="saue">save</reg> him.  I, even I <reg orig="speake">speak</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>, the</l>
          <l>Sun was down.  Streamers white, Red, <reg orig="Blacke">Black</reg>, here</l>
          <l>here, here.  Fling the meat <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his face.  Tamburlaine,</l>
          <l>tamburlaine,  Let the soldiers be buried.  <reg orig="Hel">Hell</reg>, death,</l>
          <l>tamburlain, Hell, make ready my <reg orig="Coch">Coach</reg>, my <reg orig="chaire">chair</reg>, my</l>
          <l><reg orig="iewels">jewels</reg>, I come, I come, I come.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>She runs against the Cage and braines herself</l>
          <l>Zenocrate wyth Anippe,</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>Wretched Zenocrate, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="liuest">livest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see,</l>
          <l>Damascus <reg orig="walles">walls</reg> <reg orig="di'd">died</reg> with Egyptian blood.</l>
          <l>Thy Fathers <reg orig="subiects">subjects</reg> and thy <reg orig="countrimen">countrymen</reg>:</l>
          <l>Thy <reg orig="streetes">streets</reg> strowed with <reg orig="disseuered">dissevered</reg> <reg orig="iointes">joints</reg> of men,</l>
          <l>And wounded bodies gasping yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> life.</l>
          <l>But most <reg orig="accurst">accursed</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see the Sun-bright <reg orig="troope">troop</reg></l>
          <l>Of <reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> <reg orig="vyrgins">virgins</reg> and <reg orig="vnspotted">unspotted</reg> <reg orig="maides">maids</reg>,</l>
          <l>Whose looks might make the angry God of arms,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="breake">break</reg> his sword, and mildly treat of love,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> <reg orig="horsmens">horsemens</reg> Lances <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be hoisted <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg>,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="guiltlesly">guiltlessly</reg> endure a <reg orig="cruell">cruel</reg> death.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> every fell and stout Tartarian Stead,</l>
          
            <pb n="73" />
            <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="stampt">stamped</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> others with their <reg orig="thundring">thundering</reg> <reg orig="hooues">hooves</reg></l>
          <l>When all their riders <reg orig="chardg'd">charged</reg> their <reg orig="quiuering">quivering</reg> <reg orig="speares">spears</reg></l>
          <l>Began <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="checke">check</reg> the ground, and rain themselves:</l>
          <l>Gazing <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> the <reg orig="beautie">beauty</reg> of their looks:</l>
          <l>Ah Tamburlaine, wert thou the cause of this</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="tearm'st">terms</reg> Zenocrate thy dearest love?:</l>
          <l>Whose <reg orig="liues">lives</reg> were dearer <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Zenocrate</l>
          <l>Than <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="owne"> own </reg> life, or aught <reg orig="saue">save</reg></l>
          <l>thine <reg orig="owne"> own </reg> love.</l>
          <l>But see another bloody spectacle.</l>
          <l>Ah wretched <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg>, the enemies of my heart,</l>
          <l>How are ye glutted with these <reg orig="grieuous">grievous</reg> <reg orig="obiects">objects</reg>,</l>
          <l>And tell my soul more tales of bleeding ruth?:</l>
          <l>See, see Anippe if they breathe or <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">no</seg>.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="VA">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> breath nor <reg orig="sence">sense</reg>, nor motion <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> them both</l>
          <l>Ah Madam, this their <reg orig="slauery">slavery</reg> hath <reg orig="Enforc'd">Enforced</reg>,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="ruthlesse">ruthless</reg> cruelty of Tamburlaine.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>Earth cast <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> <reg orig="fountaines">fountains</reg> from thy <reg orig="entralles">entrails</reg>.</l>
          <l>And wet thy cheeks <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> their <reg orig="vntimely">untimely</reg> <reg orig="deathes">deaths</reg>:</l>
          <l>Shake with their <reg orig="waight">weight</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="signe">sign</reg> of fear and <reg orig="griefe">grief</reg>:</l>
          <l>Blush heaven, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> them honour at their birth,</l>
          <l>And let them die a death <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> barbarous.</l>
          <l>Those <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> are proud of fickle Empery,</l>
          <l>And place their chiefest good <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> earthly <reg orig="pompe">pomp</reg>:</l>
          <l>Behold the <reg orig="Turke">Turk</reg> and his great <reg orig="Emperesse">Empress</reg>.</l>
          <l>Ah tamburlaine, my love, sweet tamburlaine,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> fights <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="Scepters">Sceptres</reg> and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> slippery <reg orig="crownes">crowns</reg>,</l>
          <l>Behold the Turk and his great <reg orig="Emperesse">Empress</reg>,</l>
          <l>Thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> conduct of thy happy stars,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Sleep'st">Sleepest</reg> every night with conquest <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thy <reg orig="browes">brows</reg>,</l>
          <l>And yet wouldst shun the <reg orig="wauering">wavering</reg> <reg orig="turnes">turns</reg> of war.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> fear and feeling of the <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">like</seg> <reg orig="distresse">distress</reg>,</l>
          <l>Behold the <reg orig="Turke">Turk</reg> and his great <reg orig="Emperesse">Empress</reg>.</l>
          
            <pb n="74" />
            <l>Ah mighty <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg> and holy Mahomet,</l>
          <l>Pardon my love, o pardon his contempt,</l>
          <l>Of earthly fortune, and respect of <reg orig="pitie">pity</reg>,</l>
          <l>And let not conquest <reg orig="ruthlesly">ruthlessly</reg> <reg orig="pursewde">persuade</reg></l>
          <l>Be equally against his life <reg orig="incenst">incensed</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> this great Turk and <reg orig="haplesse">hapless</reg> <reg orig="Emperesse">Empress</reg>.</l>
          <l>And pardon me <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> was not <reg orig="moou'd">moved</reg> with <reg orig="ruthe">ruth</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see them live <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> long <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> misery:</l>
          <l>Ah what may chance <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee zenocrate?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="VA">
  <l>Madam content yourself and be <reg orig="resolu'd">resolved</reg>,</l>
          <l>Your love hath fortune <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> at his command,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> she shall stay and <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="wheele">wheel</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more,</l>
          <l>As long as life <reg orig="maintaines">maintains</reg> his mighty <reg orig="arme">arm</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> fights <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> honour <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="adorne">adorn</reg> your head.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>Enter a Messenger.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>What other <reg orig="heauie">heavy</reg> news now brings Philemus?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="WH">
  <l>Madam, your father and the Arabian king,</l>
          <l>The first affecter of your excellence,</l>
          <l>Comes now as Turnus <reg orig="gainst"> against </reg> Eneas</l>
          <l>did.</l>
          <l>Armed with lance into the Egyptian fields,</l>
          <l>Ready <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="battaile">battle</reg> <reg orig="gainst"> against </reg> my</l>
          <l>Lord the King.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>Now shame and duty, love and fear presents</l>
          <l>A thousand <reg orig="sorrowes">sorrows</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my martyred soul:</l>
          <l>Whom should I wish the <reg orig="fatall">fatal</reg> victory,</l>
          <l>When my <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> pleasures are <reg orig="deuided">divided</reg> thus,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="rackt">racked</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="dutie">duty</reg> from my cursed heart:</l>
          <l>My father and my first betrothed love,</l>
          <l>Must fight against my life and present love:</l>
          <l><reg orig="Wherin">Wherein</reg> the change I <reg orig="vse">use</reg> condemns my faith,</l>
          <l>And makes my deeds infamous through the world.</l>
          <l>But as the Gods <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> end the Troyans <reg orig="toile">toil</reg>,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Preuented">Prevented</reg> Turnus of Lauinia</l>
          
            <pb n="75" />
            <l>And fatally <reg orig="enricht">enriched</reg> Eneas love.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a <reg orig="finall">final</reg> Issue <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my <reg orig="griefes">griefs</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="pacifie">pacify</reg> my <reg orig="countrie">country</reg> and my love,</l>
          <l>Must Tamburlaine <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> their <reg orig="resistlesse">resistless</reg> powers,</l>
          <l>With <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg> of a gentle <reg orig="victorie">victory</reg>,</l>
          <l>Conclude a league of honour <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my hope,</l>
          <l>Then as the powers <reg orig="deuine">divine</reg> have <reg orig="preordainde">preordained</reg>,</l>
          <l>With happy <reg orig="safty">safety</reg> of my fathers life,</l>
          <l>Send <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">like</seg> defence of fair Arabia.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <stage>
  <l>They sound to the battaile.</l>
          <l>And Tamburlaine enioyes the victory, after Arabia</l>
          <l>enters wounded.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="S">
  <l>What cursed power  guides the murthering hands,</l>
          <l>Of this infamous Tyrants soldiers.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> escape may <reg orig="saue">save</reg> their enemies:</l>
          <l>Nor fortune keep themselves from victory.</l>
          <l>Lie down Arabia, wounded <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the death,</l>
          <l>And let Zenocrates fair <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg> <reg orig="beholde">behold</reg></l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> as <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> thou bearest these wretched arms.</l>
          <l>even <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> thou diest <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> these <reg orig="armes">arms</reg>:</l>
          <l><reg orig="Leauing">Leaving</reg> thy blood <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="witnesse">witness</reg> of thy love.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l>Too <reg orig="deare">dear</reg> a <reg orig="witnesse">witness</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> such love my Lord,</l>
          <l>Behold Zenocrate, the cursed <reg orig="obiect">object</reg></l>
          <l>Whose Fortunes never mastered <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> griefs:</l>
          <l>Behold <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> wounded <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> conceit <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thee,</l>
          <l>As much as thy fair body is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> me.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="S">
  <l>Then shall I die with full contented heart,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Hauing">Having</reg> beheld <reg orig="deuine">divine</reg> Zenocrate,</l>
          <l>Whose sight with <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg> would take away my life,</l>
          <l>As now it bringeth <reg orig="sweetnesse">sweetness</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my wound,</l>
          <l>If I had not been wounded as I am.</l>
          
            <pb n="76" />
            <l>Ah <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> the deadly <reg orig="panges">pangs</reg> I suffer now,</l>
          <l>Would lend an <reg orig="howers">hours</reg> license <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my tongue:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> make discourse of some sweet accidents</l>
          <l>Have <reg orig="chanc'd">chanced</reg> thy merits <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this <reg orig="worthles">worthless</reg> bondage.</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I might be <reg orig="priuy">privy</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the state,</l>
          <l>Of thy <reg orig="deseru'd">deserved</reg> contentment and thy love:</l>
          <l>But making now a <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg> of thy sight,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="driue">drive</reg> all sorrow from my fainting soul:</l>
          <l>Since Death denies me further cause of <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg>.</l>
          <l><reg orig="Depriu'd">Deprived</reg> of care, my heart with comfort dies.</l>
          <l>Since thy desired hand shall close mine <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg>.</l>
          
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  <stage>
  <l>Enter Tamburlain leading the Souldane, Techelles,</l>
          <l>Theridamas, Vsumeasane, with others.</l>
          
 </stage>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Come happy Father of Zenocrate,</l>
          <l>A title higher than thy <reg orig="Souldans">Sultans</reg> name:</l>
          <l>Though my right hand have thus enthralled thee</l>
          <l>Thy princely daughter here shall set thee free.</l>
          <l>She <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> hath <reg orig="calmde">calmed</reg> the <reg orig="furie">fury</reg> of my sword.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> had ere this been <reg orig="bathde">bathed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="streames">streams</reg> of blood,</l>
          <l>As vast and deep as Euphrates or Nile.</l>
          
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  <sp who="I">
  <l>O sight thrice welcome <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my <reg orig="ioiful">joyful</reg> soul.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see the king my Father issue safe,</l>
          <l>From dangerous <reg orig="battel">battle</reg> of my conquering love.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="G">
  <l>Well met my only <reg orig="deare">dear</reg> Zenocrate,</l>
          <l>Though with the <reg orig="losse">loss</reg> of Egypt and my Crown,</l>
          
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  <sp who="C">
  <l>It was I my lord <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> gat the victory,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="therfore">therefore</reg> <reg orig="grieue">grieve</reg> not at <reg orig="yourthrow">your overthrow</reg>.</l>
          <l>Since I shall render all into your hands.</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="ad">add</reg> more strength <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your dominions</l>
          <l>Than <reg orig="euer"> ever </reg> yet <reg orig="confirm'd">confirmed</reg> the Egyptian</l>
          <l>Crown.</l>
          
            <pb n="77" />
            <l>The God of war <reg orig="resignes">resigns</reg> his <reg orig="roume">room</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me,</l>
          <l>Meaning <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make me <reg orig="Generall">General</reg> of the world,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg> viewing me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> arms, looks pale and wan,</l>
          <l>Fearing my power  should pull him from his throne.</l>
          <l><reg orig="Where ere"> Wherever </reg> I come the <reg orig="fatall">fatal</reg></l>
          <l>sisters sweat,</l>
          <l>And <reg orig="griesly">grisly</reg> death <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> running <seg type="homograph" subtype="fossil">to</seg> and fro,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> do their <reg orig="ceaslles">ceaseless</reg> <reg orig="homag">homage</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my sword:</l>
          <l>And here <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Affrick where it <reg orig="seldome">seldom</reg> <reg orig="raines">rains</reg>,</l>
          <l>Since I <reg orig="arriu'd">arrived</reg> with my <reg orig="triumphat">triumphant</reg> <reg orig="hoste">host</reg>,</l>
          <l>Have swelling <reg orig="cloudes">clouds</reg> <reg orig="drawen">drawn</reg> from wide gasping <reg orig="woundes">wounds</reg>.</l>
          <l>Been oft <reg orig="resolu'd">resolved</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> bloody purple showers,</l>
          <l>A meteor <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> might terrify the earth,</l>
          <l>And make it quake at every drop it drinks:</l>
          <l>Millions of <reg orig="soules">souls</reg> sit <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the <reg orig="bankes">banks</reg> of Styx,</l>
          <l>Waiting the back <reg orig="returne">return</reg> of Charons boat,</l>
          <l>Hell and Elisian <reg orig="swarme">swarm</reg> with ghosts of men,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> I have sent from sundry foughten fields.</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> spread my fame through hell and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">up</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> heaven:</l>
          <l>And see my Lord, a sight of strange import,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Emperours">Emperors</reg> and kings lie <reg orig="breathlesse">breathless</reg> at my feet,</l>
          <l>The Turk and his great <reg orig="Emperesse">Empress</reg> as it seems,</l>
          <l>Left <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> themselves while <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> were at the fight.</l>
          <l>have <reg orig="desperatly">desperately</reg> <reg orig="dispatcht">dispatched</reg> their <reg orig="slauish">slavish</reg> <reg orig="liues">lives</reg>:</l>
          <l>With them Arabia too hath left his life,</l>
          <l>all sights of power  <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> grace my victory:</l>
          <l>And such are <reg orig="obiects">objects</reg> fit <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> Tamburlaine.</l>
          <l>Wherein as <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a <reg orig="mirrour">mirror</reg> may be <reg orig="seene">seen</reg>,</l>
          <l>His honour, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> consists <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="sheading">shedding</reg> blood,</l>
          <l>When men presume <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> manage arms with him.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="G">
  <l>Mighty hath God and Mahomet made thy hand</l>
          <l>(<reg orig="Renowmed">Renowned</reg> tamburlain) <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> whom all kings</l>
          
            <pb n="78" />
            <l>Of force must <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> their <reg orig="crownes">crowns</reg> and Emperies,</l>
          <l>And I am <reg orig="pleasde">pleased</reg> with this my <reg orig="ouerthrow">overthrow</reg>:</l>
          <l>If as <reg orig="beseemes">beseems</reg> a person of thy state,</l>
          <l>Thou hast with honour <reg orig="vsde">used</reg> Zenocrate.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">Her</seg> state and person wants <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> pomp you see,</l>
          <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> all blot of <reg orig="foule">foul</reg> inchastity,</l>
          <l>I record heaven, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> <reg orig="selfe">self</reg> is <reg orig="cleare">clear</reg>:</l>
          <l>Then let me find <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> further time <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> grace</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">Her</seg> princely Temples with the Persean crown:</l>
          <l>But here these kings <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> my fortunes wait:</l>
          <l>And have been <reg orig="crown'd">crowned</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="prooued">proved</reg> <reg orig="worthynesse">worthiness</reg>,</l>
          <l>Even <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> this hand <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> shall establish them,</l>
          <l>Shall now, <reg orig="adioining">adjoining</reg> all their hands with mine,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Inuest">Invest</reg> here my <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> of Persea,</l>
          <l>What saith the noble <reg orig="Souldane">Sultan</reg> and Zenocrate?:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="G">
  <l>I <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> with thanks and protestations</l>
          <l>Of <reg orig="endlesse">endless</reg> honour <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> love.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Then doubt I not but fair Zenocrate</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> <reg orig="soone">soon</reg> consent <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> satisfy <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> both.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="I">
  <l><reg orig="Els">Else</reg> should I much forget myself, my Lord,</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="L">
  <l>Then let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> set the crown <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> head,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> long hath <reg orig="lingred">lingered</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> high a seat.</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="D">
  <l>My hand is ready <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="performe">perform</reg> the deed,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> now <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="mariage">marriage</reg> time shall <reg orig="worke">work</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> rest:</l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="E">
  <l>And here is the crown my Lord, help set it <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg></l>
          
 </sp>
  <sp who="C">
  <l>Then sit thou down <reg orig="diuine">divine</reg> Zenocrate,</l>
          <l>And here <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> crown thee <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> of Persea,</l>
          <l>And all the <reg orig="kingdomes">kingdoms</reg> and dominions</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> late the power  of Tamburlaine <reg orig="subdewed">subdued</reg>:</l>
          <l>As <reg orig="Iuno">Juno</reg>, when the Giants were <reg orig="supprest">suppressed</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> darted <reg orig="mountaines">mountains</reg> at <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> brother <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg>:</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> looks my love, shadowing <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="browes">brows</reg></l>
          
            <pb n="79" />
            <l><reg orig="Triumphes">Triumphs</reg> and <reg orig="Trophees">Trophies</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> my victories:</l>
          <l>Or as Latonas daughter bent <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> arms,</l>
          <l>Adding more courage <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my conquering mind,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> gratify the sweet zenocrate,</l>
          <l>Egyptians, <reg orig="Moores">Moors</reg> and men of Asia,</l>
          <l>From Barbary unto the <reg orig="Westerne">Western</reg> Indie,</l>
          <l>Shall pay a yearly tribute <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy <reg orig="Syre">Sire</reg>.</l>
          <l>And from the <reg orig="boundes">bounds</reg> of Affrick <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the banks</l>
          <l>Of <reg orig="Ganges">Gangs</reg>, shall his mighty <reg orig="arme">arm</reg> extend.</l>
          <l>And now my Lords and <reg orig="louing">loving</reg> followers,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="purchac'd">purchased</reg> <reg orig="kingdomes">kingdoms</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> your <reg orig="matiall">martial</reg> deeds,</l>
          <l>Cast off your <reg orig="armor">armour</reg>, put <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg> scarlet <reg orig="roabes">robes</reg>.</l>
          <l>Mount <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">up</seg> your <reg orig="royall">royal</reg> places of estate,</l>
          <l><reg orig="Enuironed">Environed</reg> with <reg orig="troopes">troops</reg> of noblemen,</l>
          <l>And there make <reg orig="lawes">laws</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> rule your <reg orig="prouinces">provinces</reg>:</l>
          <l>Hang <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> your weapons <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> Alcides <reg orig="poste">post</reg>,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> Tamburlaine takes truce with all the world.</l>
          <l>Thy first betrothed, Love Arabia,</l>
          <l>Shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> with honour (as <reg orig="beseemes">beseems</reg>) <reg orig="entombe">entomb</reg>,</l>
          <l>With this great <reg orig="Turke">Turk</reg> and his fair <reg orig="Emperesse">Empress</reg>:</l>
          <l>Then after all these <reg orig="solemne">solemn</reg> Exequies,</l>
          <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> celebrated rites of <reg orig="mariage">marriage</reg> <reg orig="solemnize">solemnise</reg>.</l>
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