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Enter Attendants, with AARON. i Rom. You sad Andronici, have done with woes ; Give sentence on this execrable wretch, That bath been breeder of these dire events. Luc. Set him breast-deep in earth, and famish
him; There let bim stand, and rave and cry for food : If any one relieves or pities him, For the offence he dies. This is our doom: Some stay, to see him fasten'd in the earth. Aar. O, why should wrath be mute, and fury
dumb ? I am no baby, I, that, with base prayers, I should repent the evils I have done ; Ten thousand, worse than ever yet I did, Would I perform, if I might have my will; If one good deed in all my life I did, I do repent it from my very soul. Luc. Some loving friends convey the emperor
hence, And give him burial in bis father's grave: My father, and Lavinia, shall forthwith 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 on Aaron, that damn'd Moor, From whom our heavy baps bad their beginning : Then, afterwards, to order well the state; That like events may ne'er it ruinate. [Exeunt.
PERSONS OF THE DRAMA.
ANTIOCHUS, king of Antioch.
} two lords of Tyre.
The Daughter of Antiochus.
Lords, Ladies, Knights, Gentlemen, Sailors, Pi
rates, Fishermen, and Messengers, &c.
Scene,--dispersedly in various countries.
Before the palace of Antioch. To sing a song of old was sung, From ashes ancient Gower is come; Assuming man's infirmities, To glad your ear, and please your eyes. It hath been sung at festivals, On ember-eves, and holy ales; And lords and ladies of their lives Have read it for restoratives : 'Purpose to make men glorious ; Et quo antiquius, eo melius. If you, born in these latter times, When wit's more ripe, accept my rhymes, And that to hear an old man sing, May to your wishes pleasure bring, I life would wish, and that I might Waste it for you, like taper-light.