Tamburlaine the Great, Part 1

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Author: Christopher Marlowe

To the Gentlemen-Readers[1] and Others That Take Pleasure in Reading Histories.[2]

Gentlemen and courteous readers whosoever: I have here published in print, for your sakes, the two tragical discourses of the Scythian shepherd Tamburlaine, that became so great a conqueror and so mighty a monarch. My hope is, that they will be now no less acceptable unto you to read after your serious affairs and studies than they have been lately delightful for many of you to see when the same were shewed in London upon stages. I have purposely omitted and left out some fond<3> and frivolous gestures, digressing, and, in my poor opinion, far unmeet for the matter, which I thought might seem more tedious unto the wise than any way else to be regarded, though haply they have been of some vain-conceited fondlings greatly gaped at, what time they were shewed upon the stage in their graced deformities: nevertheless now to be mixtured in print with such matter of worth, it would prove a great disgrace to so honourable and stately a history. Great folly were it in me to commend unto your wisdoms either the eloquence of the author that writ them or the worthiness of the matter itself. I therefore leave unto your learned censures<4> both the one and the other, and myself the poor printer of them unto your most courteous and favourable protection; which if you vouchsafe to accept, you shall evermore bind me to employ what travail and service I can to the advancing and pleasuring of your excellent degree.
Yours, most humble at commandment,
R[ichard] J[ones], printer.

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Chicago: Christopher Marlowe, "To the Gentlemen-Readers and Others That Take Pleasure in Reading Histories," Tamburlaine the Great, Part 1, ed. Macaulay, G. C. (George Campbell), 1852-1915 and trans. Evans, Sebastian in Tamburlaine the Great, Part 1 Original Sources, accessed July 2, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=FN9QW4LDG5EZDSQ.

MLA: Marlowe, Christopher. "To the Gentlemen-Readers and Others That Take Pleasure in Reading Histories." Tamburlaine the Great, Part 1, edited by Macaulay, G. C. (George Campbell), 1852-1915, and translated by Evans, Sebastian, in Tamburlaine the Great, Part 1, Original Sources. 2 Jul. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=FN9QW4LDG5EZDSQ.

Harvard: Marlowe, C, 'To the Gentlemen-Readers and Others That Take Pleasure in Reading Histories' in Tamburlaine the Great, Part 1, ed. and trans. . cited in , Tamburlaine the Great, Part 1. Original Sources, retrieved 2 July 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=FN9QW4LDG5EZDSQ.