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CHAPTER VI
THE LATER ELIZABETHANS

wits," as one group of playwrights was called, because nearly all of them had been connected with one or the other of the great universities. He is thought to have lived in somewhat bohemian fashion, but little is certainly known of his life save that he took his degree at Cambridge. His Tazyzburlaine was acted in 1587 or 1588. Five years later, Marlowe died; but in those five years he wrote at least three plays, the Jew of Malta, the Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, and Edward II, which showed what magnificent use could be made of blank verse.
In his prologue to Tamburlaine he promises to lead his audience " from jigging veins of rhyming mother wits," and he keeps his promise nobly. The Scythian hero, Tamburlaine, is a shepherd who becomes the conqueror of sovereigns. One scene was the laughing-stock of the time, that in which Tamburlaine enters, drawn in his chariot by two captive kings with bits in their mouths. Marlowe had no sense of humour to keep him from such an absurdity ; his mission was to give the poets some idea of what might be done with blank verse ; and those who laughed loudest listened with admiration to such lines as these:

Our souls, whose faculties can comprehend
The wondrous architecture of the world,
And measure every wandering planet's course;
Still climbing after knowledge infinite,
And always moving as the restless spheres,
Will us to wear ourselves, and never rest,
Until we reach the ripest fruit of all,
That perfect bliss and sole felicity,
The sweet fruition of an earthly crown.

Remembering that the speaker is Tarnburlaine, the heathen shepherd, to whom a throne is the loftiest

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