I am great in blood, Vnequald in reuenge. Will fhew the fubftance of a compleat Dil. If Enter Mellida in Pages attire, dauncing. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. Lamb speaks with approval of the passionate earnestness of some passages, and later critics, while agreeing that the style and matter are unequal, accord to Marstons work the power of moving the reader by scenes of tragedy and mystery.
After spending much of the play literally demanding the heads of Antonio and Antonio's father Andrugio, old Piero suddenly becomes their best buddy in the final act, and blithely marries Mellida off to Antonio, a fate worse than vipers, or something, to him previously in the play. O, ho : then thus frame your exterior fhape, To hautie forme of elate maieftie ; As if you held the palfey making head Of reeling chaunce, vnder your fortunes belt, In ftricteft vaflalage : growe big in thought, As fwolne with glory of fuccesfull armes. That it will not accompany a wretch, But I muft needs be caft on Venice ftioare? Why fhould I not be fought to then afwell? The E-mail message field is required. In good 1490 fadnefle, I would haue fworne I had feene Mellida e- uen now : for I fawe a thing ftirre vnder a hedge, and I peep't, and I fpyed a thing : and I peer'd, and I tweerd vnderneath : and truly a right wife man might haue beene deceiued : for it was 04 Piero. Which moft wijhedfa- uour ifitfaile me j then.
The play in its theatre'The History of Antonio and Mellida'Glossarial index to the commentary --. Looke, he comes towards thee; fee, he ftretcheth out His Antonio and Mellida. Son, heat thy bloode, be not frofe vp with grief. I tell you gentlemen, 300 The frightfull lhades of night yet fhake my braine : My gellied blood's not thaw'd : the fulphur damps, That flowe in winged lightning 'bout my couch, Yet ftick within my fenfe, my fbule is great, In expectation of dire prodigies. As I am a true knight, wiPt not bee moft retort and obtufe, ha? But I haue a part allotted mee, which I haue nei- no ther able apprehenfion to conceipt, nor what I con ceipt gratious abilitie to vtter. And if a horned diuell fhould burft forth, I would pafle on him with a mortall ftocke.
May we be happie in our wcake deuoyer, And all pane pleaf d in moft wi Kt content: But Weate of Hm-tUtcm neie beget So blcft an iffuc. Fortunes browe hath frown'd, Euen to the vtmoft wrinkle it can bend : Her venom's fpit. Where onely honeft deeds to kings are free, It is no empire, but a beggery. I care not to feeme faire, but to my Lord. Balurdo drawes out his writing tables, and writes.
O, a faire caule ftands firme, and will abide. And yet more lowring fate? Awake thou faire vnfpotted puritie. Sweet wrong, I clap thy thoughts. Andrugio's ghost enters to observe Piero and Maria's wedding feast. Belike fhe hath receiu'd A 4 The Thefecond Parte of The newes of reconciliation : Reconciliation with a death? In addition to these visual devices, the play includes a number of songs and stage directions requiring music and other sound effects. If you fee one in a yellow taffata dubblet, cut vpon carnation valure, a greene hat, a blewe paire of veluet hofe, a gilt rapier, and an orenge tauny pair of worfted filke ftockings, thats I, thats I.
The fea is merciful ; Looke how it gapes to bury all my griefe : 2 Well, The firft part of Well, thou halt haue it, thou fhalt be his toumbe : My faith in my loue liue ; in thee, dy woe, Dye vnmatcht anguifh, dye Antonio : With that he totterd from the reeling decke, 450 And downe he funke. The title page of the first quarto states that the play was acted by the Children of Paul's, one of the companies of boy actors popular at the time. It was I that ft ruck you euen now. Stay fir, I thinke you named Mellida. The text a The quarto b Later editions c This edition2.
Faith I know not what : 'tad bene a right part for Proteus or Gew : ho, blinde Gew would ha don't rarely, rarely. By my troth,you looke as like the princefle,now I, but her lip is lip is a little redder, a very little redder : but by the helpe of Art, or Nature, ere I chage my perewigge, mine fhall be as red Fla. Ill, when publick power ftregthneth priuate wrog. That your miftrefle may fwear you haue a fweet foot. Thy vnrelenting fpirit thou black dogge, That took'ft no paffion of his fatall loue Hath forft him giue his life vntimely end.
Good : but whome act you? The play in its theatre 'The History of Antonio and Mellida' Glossarial index to the commentary. Antonio, Forobofco, Alberto, Felicbe, Caftilio, Balurdo? Ho, you fhall knowe me as eafily, I ha bought mee a newe greene feather with a red fprig, you fhall fee my wrought fhirt hang out at my breeches, you fhall know me. I haue walkt all night, To fee if the nocturnall court delights Could force me enuie their felicitie : And by plaine troth j I will confefle plaine troth : I enuie nothing, but the Trauenfe light. Bir Ladie he is fomwhat younger. He had in particular something that looks at first sight like a small comma, but is almost certainly in fact a badly-cast full stop, and has been rendered as such in the reprint. Fut, He not fmother your fpeach.
Content faith, fo thou'lt breede no more fuch I hate not man, but mans lewd qualities. He then attempts to persuade Pandulpho that Antontio is responsible for Andrugio's death and begs his assistance to bring him to justice. Heauen keepe you from me, fir. For vnlefle I were pofleft with a legio of fpirits, 'tis impoffible to be made per- Antonio and Mellida. O, thou haft wronged Nature, Lucio : But bootes not much j thou but purfu'ft the world, That cuts off vertue, fore it comes to growth, Leaft it mould feed, and fo orerun her fonne, Dull pore-blinde error.