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As punishment for his most wicked life.
Luc. Thanks, gentle Romans : may I govern so,
Mar, Ay, tear for tear, and loving kiss for kiss,
Luc. Come hither, boy; come, come, and learn of us
Boy. O grandfire, grandfire! ev'n with all my heart,
Enter Romans with Aaron,
Luc. Set him breast-deep in earth, and famish him:
Some stay to see him fastned in the earth.
Aar. O, why should wrath be mute, and fury dumb! I am no baby, I, that with base prayers I Mould repent the evil I have done : Ten thousand worse, than ever yet I did, Would I perform, if I might have my will: If one good deed in all my life I did, I do repent it from my very foul.
Luc. Some loving friends convey the Emp’ror hence, And give him burial in his father's grave. My father and Lavinia shall forthwith Be closed in our houshold's monument: As for that heinous tygress T'amora, No funeral rites, nor man in mournful weeds, No mournful bell shall ring her burial ; But throw her forth to beasts and birds of prey; Her life was beast-like, and devoid of pity, And, being so, shall have like want of pity. See justice done on Aaron that damn'd Moor, From whom our heavy haps had their beginning ; Then afterwards, we'll order well the State ; That like events may ne'er it ruinate. [Exeunt emines,