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“ Tell the old deep, and all thy brother floods, “ My Jane is empress of the wat'ry world! “ Now with glad fires our bloodless streets shall shine: “ With cries of joy our cheerful ways shall ring;" Thy name shall echo through the rescu'd isle, And reach applauding heaven ! L. 7. G. Oh, Guilford! what do we give up for
glory! For glory! that's a toy I would not purchase, An idle, empty bubble. But for England ! What must we lose for that ? Since then my fate v Has forc'd this hard exchange upon my will, Let gracious Heav'n allow me one request : For that blest peace in which I once did dwell, " For books, retirement, and my studious cell, • For all those joys my happier days did prove, « For Plato, and his academic grove;' All that I ask, is, tho' my fortune frown, And bury me beneath this fatal crown; Let that one good be added to my doom, To save this land from tyranny and Rome. [Exeunt.
ACT IV. SCENE I.
Continues. Enter PEMBROKE and GARDINER.
Gardiner. In an unlucky and accursed hour Set forth that traitor duke, that proud Northumber. land,
" To draw his sword upon the side of heresy, “ And war against our Mary's holy right: 16. Ill fortune fly before, and pave his way “ With disappointments, mischief, and defeat ;" Do thou, O holy Becket, the protector, The champion, and the martyr of our church, Appear, and once more own the cause of Rome : Beat down his lance, break thou his sword in battle, And cover foul rebellion with confusion.
Pem. I saw him marching at his army's head j I mark'd him issuing thro' the city-gate In harness all appointed, as he passid ; And (for he wore his beaver up) cou'd read Upon his visage, horror and dismay. No voice of cheerful salutation cheer'd him, None wish'd his arms might thrive, or bade God speed
But through a staring ghastly-looking crowd,
Gar. Nor shall the holy vengeance loiter long.
The valiant Sussex, and Sir Edward Hastings,
• Pem. The citizens, “ Who held the noble Somerset right dear, “ Hate this aspiring Dudley and his race, “ And wou'd upon the instant join t'oppose him; " Could we but draw some of the lords o'th'council “ T'appear among 'em, own the same design, “ Andring the rev'rend sanction of authority “ To lead 'em into action. For that purpose, " To thee, as to an oracle, I come, “ To learn what fit expedient may be found, “ To win the wary council to our side. “ Say thou, whose head is grown thus silver-white “ In arts of government, and turns of state, “ How we may blast our enemies with ruin, " And sink the curs'd Northumberland to hell ? “ Gar. In happy time be your whole wish accom.
plishid. “ Since the proud Duke set out, I have had confer
ence, “ As fit occasion serv'd, with divers of 'em, “ The Earl of Arundel, Mason, and Cheyney, " And find 'em all dispos'd as we cou'd ask. “ By holy Mary, if I count aright, “ To-day the better part shall leave this place, • And meet at Baynard's castle in the city; “ There own our sovereign's title, and defy “ Jane and her gospel-crew. But hie you hence !
" This place is still within our foes command, “ Their puppet-queen reigns here,”
Enter an Officer with a Guard. Off. Seize on 'em both.
[Guards seize Pembroke and Gardiner, My lord, you are a pris’ner to the state.
Pem. Ha! by whose order ?
Off. By the queen's command,
Pem. Curse on his traitor's heart!
you contented :
Gar. Farewell, gentle Pembroke;
[ Exeunt Part of the Guards with Gardiner.
off. At your pleasure : I know my duty, and attend your lordship.
[The Officer and Guards retire to the farthest
Part of the Stage.
Pem. Ha! not look!
avoid to look on what we hate,
then! Pem. I do; and wish perdition may o'ertake Thy father, thy false self, and thy whole name.
Guil. And yet, as sure as rage disturbs thy reason, And masters all the noble nature in thee, As sure as thou hast wrong’d me, I am come In tenderness of friendship to preserve thee; To plant ev'n all the pow'r I have before thee, And fence thee from destruction with my life. Pem. Friendship from theç ! But my just soul dis
dains thee. Hence! take the prostituted bauble back,