The Birth of Merlin, or, the Childe Hath Found His Father
ACT IV SCENE III
. Enter Edol, driving all Vortigers force before him, then Exit
Enter Prince Uter pursuing Vortiger
Dost follow me?
Yes, to thy death I will.
Stay, be advis'd;
I would not be the onely fall of princes,
I slew thy brother.
Thou didst, black traitor,
And in that vengeance I pursue thee.
Take mercy for thy self, and flie my sword,
Save thine own life as satisfaction,
Which here I give thee for thy brothers death.
Give what's thine own: a traitors heart and head,
That's all thou art right lord of. The kingdom
Which thou usurp'st, thou most unhappy tyrant,
Is leaving thee; the Saxons which thou broughtst
To back thy usurpations, are grown great,
And where they seat themselves, do hourly seek
To blot the records of old Brute and Brittains
From memory of men, calling themselves
Hingest-men, and Hingest-land, that no more
The Brittain name be known: all this by thee,
Thou base destroyer of thy native countrey.
What, stand you talking? (Fight.
Hold out, my sword,
And listen not to king or princes word;
There's work enough abroad, this task is mine. (Alarum.
Prosper thy valour, as thy vertues shine. (Exeunt.
On to Act IV, Scene IV
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