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While with vain hopes our faculties we tire,
Durch. Antonio !*
Bos. Yes, madam, he is living ; The dead bodies you saw, were but feign'd statues ; He's reconcil'd to your brothers; the Pope hath
wrought The attonement. Dutch. Mercy!
(Dies. Bos. O, she's gone again! there the cords of life
• The idea of making the Dutchess speak a few words after she has been strangled, was doubtless taken from the death of Desdemona in Shakespeare's Othello, Act V.
That shews us hell! That we cannot be suffer'd
ACT V.-SCENE I.
Enter Antonio and Delio. Ant. What think you of my hope of reconcilement To the Arragonian brethren?
Dello. I misdoubt it; For though they have sent their letters of safe conduct For your repair to Milan, they appear But nets to entrap you. The Marquis of Pescara,
• last] Omitted in the 4to. of 1640.
hold certain land in cheat,
Ant. You are still an heretick
Enter PESCARA. Delio. Sir, I have a suit to you. Pes. To me?
Delio. An easy one : There is the citadel of St. Bennet, With some demesnes, of late in the possession Of Antonio Bologna, - please you bestow them on
Pes. You are my friend; but this is such a suit, Nor fit for me to give, nor you to take.
Delio. No, sir?
Pes. I will give you ample reason fort, Soon in private: here's the cardinal's mistress.
Enter JULIA. Julia. My lord, I am grown your poor petitioner,
And should be an ill beggar, had I not
could rather Pleasure with it: 'tis
[Exit. Ant. How they fortify Themselves with my ruin!
Delio. Sir, I am
know what it was?
Look ruddier upon me? I am glad
Delio. You instruct me well.
Pes. Prince Ferdinand's come to Milan,
[Erit. Ant. 'Tis a noble old fellow. Delio. What course do you mean to take,
Antonio ? Ant. This night I mean to venture all my fortune, Which is no more than a poor lingering life, To the cardinal's worst of malice: I have got Private access to his chamber ; and intend To visit him about the mid of night, As once his brother did our noble dutchess. It may be that the sudden apprehension Of danger, for I'll go in mine own shape, When he shall see it fraight* with love and duty, fraight] i. e. fraught : 'so Brathwait; “ And shall man fraight with knowledge and with reason, Act against God and Nature such high treason?”
The Honest Ghost, 1658, p. 9. See too the lines addressed to Watson in my ed. of Peele's Works, vol. ii. p. 164.