Front Page Titles (by Subject) SCENE VI. - The Works of Christopher Marlowe vol. 1
SCENE VI. - Christopher Marlowe, The Works of Christopher Marlowe vol. 1 
The Works of Christopher Marlowe, ed. A.H. Bullen (London: John C. Nimmo, 1885). Vol. 1.
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- What means this devilish shepherd to aspire
- With such a giantly presumption
- To cast up hills against the face of heaven,
- And dare the force of angry Jupiter?
- But as he thrust them underneath the hills,
- And pressed out fire from their burning jaws,
- So will I send this monstrous slave to hell,
- Where flames shall ever feed upon his soul.
- Some powers divine, or else infernal, mixed
- Their angry seeds at his conception; m
- For he was never sprong of human race,
- Since with the spirit of his fearful pride,
- He dare so doubtlessly resolve of rule,
- And by profession be ambitious.
- What god, or fiend, or spirit of the earth,
- Or monster turned to a manly shape,
- Or of what mould or mettle he be made,
- What star or state soever govern him,
- Let us put on our meet encountering minds;
- And in detesting such a devilish chief,
- In love of honour and defence of right,
- Be armed against the hate of such a foe,
- Whether from earth, or hell, or heaven, he grow.
- Nobly resolved, my good Ortygius;
- And since we all have sucked one wholesome air,
- And with the same proportion of elements
- Resolve, I hope we are resembled
- Vowing our loves to equal death and life.
- Let's cheer our soldiers to encounter him,
- That grievous image of ingratitude,
- That fiery thirster after sovereignty,
- And burn him in the fury of that flame,
- That none can quench but blood and empery.
- Resolve, my lords and loving soldiers, now
- To save your king and country from decay.
- Then strike up, drum; and all the stars that make
- The loathsome circle of my dated life,
- Direct my weapon to his barbarous heart,
- That thus opposeth him against the gods,
- And scorns the powers that govern Persia!
- [Exeunt; marital music.