« 上一頁繼續 »
And let her 'joy her raven-colour'd love;
Bas. The king, my brother, shall have note of this.
Lav. Ay, for these slips have made him noted long:
Enter CHIRON and DeMETRIUS.
Tam. Have I not reason, think you, to look pale? These two have 'tic'd me hither to this place, A barren detested vale, you see, it is: The trees, though summer, yet forlorn and lean, O'ercome with moss, and baleful misletoe. Here never shines the sun; here nothing breeds, Unless the nightly owl, or fatal raven. And, when they show'd me this abhorred pit, They told me, here, at dead time of the night, A thousand fiends, a thousand hissing snakes, Ten thousand swelling toads, as many urchins, Would make such fearful and confused cries, As any mortal body, hearing it, Should straight fall mad, or else die suddenly. No sooner had they told this hellish tale, But straight they told me, they would bind me here Unto the body of a dismal yew; And leave me to this miserable death. And then they call'd me, foul adulteress,
Lascivious Goth, and all the bitterest terms
[Stabs Bassianus. Chi. And this for me, struck home to show my strength.
[Stabbing him likewise. Lav. Ay come, Semiramis,-nay, barbarous Ta
For no name fits thy nature but thy own!
boys, Your mother's hand shall right your mother's wrong.
Dem. Stay, madam, here is more belongs to her; First, thrash the corn, then after burn the straw: This minion stood upon her chastity, Upon her nuptial vow, her loyalty, And with that painted hope braves your mightiness: And shall she carry this unto her grave?
Chi. An if she do, I would I were an eunuch. Drag hence her husband to some secret hole, And make his dead trunk pillow to our lust.
Tam. But when you have the honey you desire, Let not this wasp outlive, us both to sting.
Chi. I warrant you, madam; we will make that sure.Come, mistress, now perforce we will enjoy That nice-preserved honesty of yours.
Lav. O Tamora! thou bear'st a woman's face,
Dem. Listen, fair madam: Let it be your glory,
dam? 0, do not learn her wrath; she taught it thee: The milk, thou suck’dst from her, did turn to marble; Even at thy teat thou hadst thy tyranny.-Yet every mother breeds not sons alike; Do thou entreat her show a woman pity.
[To Chiron. Chi. What! would'st thou have me prove myself a
Tam. I know not what it means; away with her.
Lav. 0, let me teach thee: for my father's sake, That gave thee life, when well he might have slain
thee, Be not obdurate, open thy deaf ears.
Tam. Hadst thou in person ne'er offended me,
Even for his sake am I pitiless :-
Lav. O Tamora, be call'd a gentle queen,
me go. Lav. 'Tis present death I beg; and one thing more, That womanhood denies my tongue to tell: O, keep me from their worse than killing lust, And tumble me into some loathsome pit; Where never man's eye may behold my body: Do this, and be a charitable murderer.
Tam. So should I rob my sweet sons of their fee: No, let them satisfy their lust on thee.
Dem. Away; for thou hast staid us here too long. Lav. No grace? no womanhood? Ab beastly crea
ture! The blot and enemy to our general name! Confusion fallChi. Nay, then I'll stop your mouth:-Bring thou
her husband; [Dragging off Lavinia. This is the hole where Aaron bid us hide him. [Exeunt. Tam. Farewell, my sons: see, that you make her
Ne'er let my heart know merry cheer indeed,
Enter AARON, with Quintus and Martius. Aar. Come on, my lords; the better foot before: Straight will I bring you to the loathsome pit, Where I espy'd the panther fast asleep.
Quin. My sight is very dull, whate'er it bodes. Mart. And mine, I promise you; wer't not for
shame, Well could I leave our sport to sleep awhile.
[Martius falls into the pit. Quin. What, art thou fallen? What subtle hole is
this, Whose mouth is cover'd with rude-growing briars; Upon whose leaves are drops of new-shed blood, As fresh as morning's dew distillid on flowers? A very fatal place it seems to me:Speak, brother, hast thou hurt thee with the fall?
Mart. O, brother, with the dismallest object That ever eye, with sight, made heart lament. Aar. Aside.] Now will I fetch the king to find