The Spanish Tragedy: A Play

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SCENE III
Enter King of Spain, Portingal Ambassador,
Don Cyprian, etc.
King.Brother of Castile, to the prince's love
What says your daughter Bellimperia?
Cyp.Although she coy it, as becomes her kind,
And yet dissemble that she loves the prince,
I doubt not, I, but she will stoop in time.
And were she froward, which she will not be,
Yet herein shall she follow my advice,
Which is to love him, or forgo my love.
King.Then, lord Ambassador of Portingal,
Advise thy king to make this marriage up,10
For strength'ning of our late-confirmèd league;
I know no better means to make us friends.
Her dowry shall be large and liberal:
Besides that she is daughter and half-heir
Unto our brother here, Don Cyprian,
And shall enjoy the moiety of his land,
I'll grace her marriage with an uncle's gift,
And this it is--in case the match go forward--:
The tribute which you pay, shall be releas'd;
And if by Balthazar she have a son,20
He shall enjoy the kingdom after us.
Amb.I'll make the motion to my sovereign liege,
And work it, if my counsel may prevail.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Dramatis PersonÆ xliv
  • Act I 1
  • Scene II 5
  • Scene III 13
  • Scene VI 24
  • Act II 25
  • Scene III 33
  • Act III 44
  • Scene II 49
  • Scene III 55
  • Scene V 61
  • Scene XI 76
  • Scene XIII 91
  • Scene XV 100
  • Act IV 108
  • Scene II 116
  • Glossary 133
  • Notes 135
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