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<Text id=MarTamb> <Author>Marlowe, Christopher</Author> <Title>Tamburlaine the Great, Part I and II</Title> <Edition>The Complete Works of Christopher Marlowe. Fredson Bowers, ed. Cambridge: The University Press, 1973</Edition> <Date>1587</Date> <body> <div0 n=Prologue> <loc><locdoc>MarTambPro</locdoc> <l>Tamburlaine the great</l> <l>Who, from a scythian shepherd, by his rare and wonder-</l> <l>Ful conquests, became a most puissant and mighty mon-</l> <l>Arch and (for his tyranny, and terror in war) was</l> <l>Termed the scourge of god.</l> <l>The two tragical discourses of</l> <l>Mighty Tamburlaine, the</l> <l>Scythian shepherd, etc.</l> <l>The prologue.</l> <l>From jigging veins of rhyming mother wits,</l> <l>And such conceits as clownage keeps in pay,</l> <l>We'll lead you to the stately tent of war,</l> <l>Where you shall hear the scythian Tamburlaine</l> <l>Threat'ning the world with high astounding terms</l> <l>And scourging kingdoms with his conquering sword.</l> <l>View but . . .