The Spanish Tragedy: A Play

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ACT III

SCENE I
The Court of Portugal.
Enter Viceroy of Portingal, Nobles, Alexandro, Villuppo.
Vic.Infortunate condition of kings,
Seated amidst so many helpless doubts!
First we are plac'd upon extremest height,
And oft supplanted with exceeding hate,
But ever subject to the wheel of chance;
And at our highest never joy we so,
As we both doubt and dread our overthrow.
So striveth not the waves with sundry winds,
As fortune toileth in the affairs of kings,
That would be fear'd, yet fear to be belov'd,10
Sith fear or love to kings is flattery.
For instance, lordings, look upon your king,
By hate deprivèd of his dearest son,
The only hope of our successive line.
Nob.I had not thought that Alexandro's heart

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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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