Translated by Joseph Mellish
upon it, doubt it not.]
Despatch is here the fashion. Is it meant
The murderer shall surprise me, like the judges?
Still entertain that thought and he will find you
Better prepared to meet your fate than they did.
MARY (after a pause).
Sir, nothing can surprise me which a court
Inspired by Burleigh's hate and Hatton's zeal,
Howe'er unjust, may venture to pronounce:
But I have yet to learn how far the queen
Will dare in execution of the sentence.
The sovereigns of England have no fear
But for their conscience and their parliament.
What justice hath decreed her fearless hand
Will execute before the assembled world.
The same. MORTIMER enters, and without paying attention
to the QUEEN, addresses PAULET.
Uncle, you're sought for.
[He retires in the same manner. The QUEEN rem