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<Text id=MarJewM> <Author>Marlowe, Christopher</Author> <Title>The Jew of Malta</Title> <Edition>The Complete Works of Christopher Marlowe. Fredson Bowers, ed. Cambridge, England: The University Press, 1973</Edition> <Date>1590</Date> <body> <loc><locdoc>MarJewM</locdoc> <div0> <l> Mach. albeit the world think Machiavel is dead,</l> <l>Yet was his soul but flown beyond the alps;</l> <l>And, now the guise is dead, is come from france,</l> <l>To view this land, and frolic with his friends.</l> <l>To some perhaps my name is odious;</l> <l>But such as love me guard me from their tongues,</l> <l>And let them know that i am Machiavel,</l> <l>And weigh not men, and therefore not men's words.</l> <l>Admired i am of those that hate me most.</l> <l>Though some speak openly against my books,</l> <l>Yet will they read me and thereby attain</l> <l>To peter's chair; and when they cast me off,</l> <l>Are poisoned by my climbing followers.</l> <l>I count religion but a childish toy</l> <l>And hold . . .