Tamburlaine the Great, part 2

Tamburlaine the Great, part 2

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Tamburlaine the Great, part 2 by Christopher Marlowe

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ans, Jews, Arabians, Turks, and Moors, Natolians, Sorians,<13> black<14> Egyptians, Illyrians, Thracians, and Bithynians,<15> Enough to swallow forceless Sigismund, Yet scarce enough t' encounter Tamburlaine. He brings a world of people to the field, >From Scythia to the oriental plage<16> Of India, where raging Lantchidol Beats on the regions with his boisterous blows, That never seaman yet discovered. All Asia is in arms with Tamburlaine, Even from the midst of fiery Cancer's tropic To Amazonia under Capricorn; And thence, as far as Archipelago, All Afric is in arms with Tamburlaine: Therefore, viceroy,<17> the Christians must have peace.

Enter SIGISMUND, FREDERICK, BALDWIN, and their train, with drums and trumpets.

SIGISMUND. Orcanes, (as our legates promis'd thee,) We, with our peers, have cross'd Danubius' stream, To treat of friendly peace or deadly war. Take which thou wilt; for, as the Romans us'd, I here present thee with a naked sword: Wilt thou have wa

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