« AnteriorContinuar »
Mar. Now is my turn to speak; Behold this child,
[Pointing to the Child in the arms of an Attendant. Of this was Tamora delivered ; The issue of an irreligious Moor, Chief architect and plotter of these woes; The villain is alive in Titus' house, Damn'd as he is, to witness this is true. Now judge, what cause had Titus to revenge These wrongs, unspeakable, past patience, Or more than any living man could bear. Now you have heard the truth, what say you, Ro
remainder of Andronici
Emil. Come, come, thou reverend man of Rome,
royal emperor !
Lucius, fc. descend.
[To an Attendant. And hither hale that misbelieving Moor, To be adjudg'd some direful slaughtering death,
As punishment for his most wicked life.
gracious governor !
[Kisses Titus, These sorrowful drops upon thy blood-stain'd face, The last true duties of thy noble son !
Mar. Tear for tear, and loving kiss for kiss,
Luc. Come hither, boy; come, come, and learn of
To melt in showers: Thy grandsire lov'd thee well :
Would I were dead, so you did live again ! -
Enter Attendants, with AARON,
1 Rom. You sad Andronici, have done with woes ; Give sentence on this execrable wretch, That hath been breeder of these dire events.
Luc. Set him breast-deep in earth, and famish him;
life I did, I do repent it from my very soul.
Luc. Some loving friends convey the emperor hence, And give him burial in his father's grave : My father, and Lavinia, shall forth with Be closed in our household's monument. As for that heinous tiger, Tamora, No funeral rite, nor man in mournful weeds, No mournful bell shall ring her burial ; But throw her forth to beasts, and birds of prey : Her life was beast-like, and devoid of pity ; And, being so, shall have like want of pity. See justice done to Aaron, that damn’d
By whom our heavy haps had their beginning :
All the editors and criticks agree in supposing this play spu. rious. I see no reason for differing from them; for the colour of the style is wholly different from that of the other plays. Johnson.