It shall never be said, whilst I am bailiff of Southampton, that any waster, riever, draw-latch or murtherer
came scathless away from me and my posse.
First let my tongue utter my heart's despite; And thus my tale begins; thou wicked tyrant, Thou murtherer
, accursed homicide, For whom hell gapes, and all the ugly fiends Do wait for to receive thee in their jaws; Ah, perjured and inhuman Soliman, .
But were he here, detested as he is, How easily might some base slaue be subornd, To greete his lordship with a poniard, And none so much as blame the murtherer
, But rather praise him for that braue attempt, And in the Chronicle, enrowle his name, For purging of the realme of such a plague.
This is intirely founded on the consideration of the publick good; and tho we may perhaps approve of the sacrificing one person for the safety of a few, yet such a punishment when it is inflicted affects us in a very different manner from that of a cruel murtherer
or other atrocious criminall.
They highlight her "ungodly" act of being "Mother and Murtherer
Exton cannot be brought to trial because Bolingbroke would no doubt be implicated--"Though I did wish him dead," Henry admits, "I hate the murtherer
, love him murthered" (5.
Moreover, just as Macbeth, he Mils his relative; even further, a much closer one: his own brother; while the similarity is even greater in both victims supposedly being under the protection of the murderers: Duncan as a guest under Macbeth's roof (Macbeth being "his host, / Who should against his murtherer
shut the door, / Not bear the knife myself," 1.
58) In contrast, Cotgrave gives for meurtrier "a Murtherer
, Homicide, cut-throat, blodie fellow," suggesting that in the sixteenth century the word had a stronger pejorative sense, more than might be appropriate to characterize a respected hero and great opposing warrior.
In the subsequent play-within Nunn fashioned dialogue between Lucianus and Baptista before her scripted exchange with Gonzago; Hamlet's lines to Lucianus that climax with "You shall see anon how the murtherer
gets the love of Gonzago's wife" (3.
Whosoeuer killeth anie persone, the iudge shal slay the murtherer
, through witnesses: but one witnes shal not testifie against a persone to cause him to die.
A, my lytel sone, thou hast murthered thy moder, and therfore I suppose thou that arte a murtherer
soo yong, thou arte ful lykely to be a manly man in thyn age.
O that the soules of Isboseth and Abner, Which thou sentst swimming to their graves in bloud, With wounds fresh bleeding, gasping for reuenge, Were here to execute my burning hate: But I will hunt thy foot with curses still, Hence Monster, Murtherer
, Mirror of Contempt.