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- The Duke of Gandia - 5/6 -


I turned and slept under my boatside.

ALEXANDER

Man - Dog--devil, if this be truth, and if my fear Lie not--how hadst thou heart to hold thy peace? How comes it that the warders of the shore Knew not of thee, while yet the crime was hot, What crime had made night hell?

GIORGIO

A thousand times I have seen such sights, but never till this hour Seen him who cared to hear of them.

ALEXANDER

Till now, Never. He looks in God's mute face and mine, And says it. God be good to me! But God Will not--or is not. Where is then thy dead, Devil, called of God from hell to smite--to scourge - Me?

GIORGIO

Sire, at hand I left him.

ALEXANDER

Stir not. Bid Thy fellows bring my dead before me. [Exit Officer. Nay, But mine it is not yet--it may not be Mine--while it may not be, it is not. Child, It shall not be thy brother. Pray no prayer. Prayer never yet brought profit. Be not pale. Fear strikes more deep into the fearful heart The wound it heals not.

Enter Officers with the body of FRANCESCO

What is he they bring? O God! Thou livest! And my child is dead! [Falls.

SCENE IV

The Vatican

ALEXANDER and CAESAR

ALEXANDER

Thou hast done this deed.

CAESAR

Thou hast said it.

ALEXANDER

Dost thou think To live, and look upon me?

CAESAR

Some while yet.

ALEXANDER

I would there were a God--that he might hear.

CAESAR

'Tis pity there should be--for thy sake--none.

ALEXANDER

Wilt thou slay me?

CAESAR

Why?

ALEXANDER

Am not I thy sire?

CAESAR

And Christendom's to boot.

ALEXANDER

I pray thee, man, Slay me.

CAESAR

And then myself? Thou art crazed, but I Sane.

ALEXANDER

Art thou very flesh and blood?

CAESAR

They say, Thine.

ALEXANDER

If the heaven stand still and smite thee not, There is no God indeed.

CAESAR

Nor thou nor I Know.

ALEXANDER

I could pray to God that God might be, Were I but mad. Thou sayest I am mad: thou liest: I do not pray.

CAESAR

Most holiest father, no. Thy brain is not so sick yet. Thou and God Friends? Man, how long would God have let thee live - Thee?

ALEXANDER

Long enough he hath kept me, to behold His face as fire--if his it be--and earth As hell--and thee, begotten of my loins, Satan.

CAESAR

The firstfruits of thy fatherhood Were something less than Satan. Man of God, Vaunt not thyself.

ALEXANDER

I would I had died in the womb.

CAESAR

Thou shalt do better, dying in Peter's chair: Thou shalt die famous.

ALEXANDER

Ay: no screen from that, No shelter, no forgetfulness on earth. We shall be famed for ever. Hell and night, Cover me!

CAESAR

Hast thou heard that prayers are heard? Or hast thou known earth, for a man's cry's sake, Cleave, and devour him?

ALEXANDER

I have done this thing. Thou hast not done it: thy deed is none of thine: Upon my hand, upon my head, the blood Rests.

CAESAR

Wilt thou sleep the worse for this next year?

ALEXANDER

I will not live a seven days' space beyond This.

CAESAR

Thou hast lived thy seven days' space in hell, Father: they say thou hast fasted even from sleep.

ALEXANDER

Ay.


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