The Spanish Tragedy: A Play

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SCENE III
Enter Pedringano, with a pistol.
Ped.Now, Pedringano, bid thy pistol hold,
And hold on, Fortune! once more favour me;
Give but success to mine attempting spirit,
And let me shift for taking of mine aim.
Here is the gold: this is the gold propos'd;
It is no dream that I adventure for,
But Pedringano is possess'd thereof.
And he that would not strain his conscience
For him that thus his liberal purse hath stretch'd,
Unworthy such a favour, may he fail,10
And, wishing, want, when such as I prevail.
As for the fear of apprehension,
I know, if need should be, my noble lord
Will stand between me and ensuing harms;
Besides, this place is free from all suspect:
Here therefore will I stay and take my stand.
Enter the Watch.
1.I wonder much to what intent it is
That we are thus expressly charg'd to watch.
2.'Tis by commandment in the king's own name.
3.But we were never wont to watch and ward20
So near the duke, his brother's, house before.
2.Content yourself, stand close, there's somewhat in't.

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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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