The Spanish Tragedy: A Play

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ACT II

SCENE I
Enter Lorenzo and Balthazar.
Lor.My lord, though Bellimperia seem thus coy,
Let reason hold you in your wonted joy:
In time the savage bull sustains the yoke,
In time all haggard hawks will stoop to lure,
In time small wedges cleave the hardest oak,
In time the flint is pierc'd with softest shower,
And she in time will fall from her disdain,
And rue the suff'rance of your friendly pain.
Bal.No, she is wilder, and more hard withal,
Than beast, or bird, or tree, or stony wall.10
But wherefore blot I Bellimperia's name?
It is my fault, not she, that merits blame.
My feature is not to content her sight,
My words are rude, and work her no delight.
The lines I send her are but harsh and ill,
Such as do drop from Pan and Marsyas' quill.
My presents are not of sufficient cost,
And being worthless, all my labour's lost.
Yet might she love me for my valiancy:

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Table of contents

  • 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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