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Upon his brows was pourtray'd ugly death;
Enter USUMCASANE, and TECHELLES with a naked dagger.
TECH. See you, Agydas, how the king salutes you?
He bids you prophesy what it imports.
AGYD. I prophesy'd before, and now I prove
The killing frowns of jealousy and love.
He needed not with words confirm my fear,
For words are vain where working tools present
It says, Agydas, thou shalt surely die,
And of extremities elect the least;
More honour and less pain it may procure
To die by this resolved hand of thine,
Than stay the torments he and Heaven have sworn.
Then haste, Agydas, and prevent the plagues
And with this stab slumber eternally. [Stabs himself.
USUM. 'Faith, and Techelles, it was manly done; And since he was so wise and honourable,
Let us afford him now the bearing hence,
And crave his triple-worthy burial.
TECH. Agreed, Casane; we will honour him.
[Exeunt, bearing out the body.
Enter TAMBURLAINE, TECHELLES, USU MCASANE,
See, how he comes! Tush! Turks are full of brags,
BAS. Your men are valiant, but their number few,
And can not terrify his mighty host.
My lord, the great commander of the world,
Hath now in arms ten thousand Janisaries,
If he think good, can from his garrisons
TECH. The more he brings, the greater is the spoil,
TAMB. But will those kings accompany your lord? BAS. Such as his highness please; but some must
To rule the provinces he late subdu’d.
TAMB. [To his Officers.] Then fight courageously: Their crowns are yours:
This hand shall set them on your conq'ring heads, That made me emperor of Asia.
USUM. Let him bring millions infinite of men, Unpeopling Western Africa and Greece,
Yet we assure us of the victory.
THER. Ev'n he that in a trice vanquish'd two kings,
More mighty than the Turkish emperor,
His scatter'd army till they yield or die.
TAMB. Well said, Theridamas; speak in that
For will and shall best fitteth Tamburlaine,
I that am term'd the scourge and wrath of God,
Will first subdue the Turk, and then enlarge
And when they chance to rest or breathe a space,
That they lie panting on the gallies' side,
That damned train, the scum of Africa,
That make quick havock of the Christian blood;
That Tamburlaine set foot in Africa.
Enter BAJAZET with his Bassas and contributory Kings.
BAJ. Bassas and Janisaries of my guard,
Attend upon the person of your lord,
The greatest potentate of Africa.
TAMB. Techelles, and the rest, prepare your swords;
I mean t' encounter with that Bajazet.
BAJ. Kings of Fez, Morocco, and Argier, He calls me Bajazet, whom you call lord! Note the presumption of this Scythian slave! I tell thee, villain; those that lead my horse, Have to their names title of dignity,
And dar'st thou bluntly call me Bajazet?
TAMB. And know, thou Turk, that those which
Shall lead thee captive thorough Africa;
He shall be made a chaste and lustless eunuch,
K. OF FEZ. What means the mighty Turkish
To talk with one so base as Tamburlaine?
K. OF MOR. Ye Moors and valiant men of Barbary} How can ye suffer these indignities?
K. OF ARG. Leave words, and let them feel your