After many intricate and distracted cogitations, which molestedhis braines incessantly, regarding more his loves wanton heate, thenreason, kindred, and honourable hospitality; he resolutelydetermined (whatsoever ensued thereupon) to bereave the Prince ofhis faire felicity, that none but himselfe might possesse such atreasure, which he esteemed to bee the height of all happinesse. Hiscourage being conformable to his bad intent, with all hast it mustbe put in execution; so that equity, justice, and honesty, being quiteabandoned, nothing but subtile stratagems were now his meditations.
On a day, according to a fore-compacted treachery which he hadordered with a Gentleman of the Princes Chamber, who was namedChuriacy, he prepared his horses to be in readinesse, and dispatchedall his affaires else for a sodaine departure. The night following,hee was secretly conveyed by the said Churiacy, and a friend of hiswith him (being both armed) into the Princes Chamber, where he(while the Ladie was soundly sleeping) stood at a gazing windowtowards the Sea, naked in his shirt, to take the coole ayre, becausethe season was exceeding hot. Having formerly enstructed his friendwhat was to be done, very softly they stept to the Prince, and runningtheir weapons quite thorow his bodie, immediately they threw him forthof the window. hairpiece
Here you are to observe, that the Pallace was seated on the Seashore, and verie high, and the Window whereat the Prince then stoodlooking foorth, was directly over divers houses, which the longcontinuance of time, and incessant beating on by the surges of theSea, had so defaced and ruined them, as seldome they were visited byany person; whereof the Duke having knowledge before, was the easierperswaded that the falling of the Princes body in so vast a place,could neither bee heard or descryed by any. The Duke and hisCompanion, having thus executed what they came for, proceeded yet intheir cunning a little further; casting a strangling Cord about thenecke of Churiacy, seemed as if they hugged and imbraced him: but drewit with so maine strength, that he never spake word after, and sothrew him downe after the Prince. medium length wigs
This done, and plainely perceiving that they were not heard orseene, either by the Lady, or any other: the Duke tooke a light in hishand, going on to the bed, where the Lady lay most sweetelysleeping; whom the more he beheld, the more he admired andcommended: but if in her garments shee appeared so pleasing, whatdid shee now in a bed of such state and Majestie? Being no way dauntedwith his so late committed sin, but swimming rather in surfet ofjoy, his hands all bloody, and his soule much more ugly; he laidehim downe on the bed by her, bestowing infinite kisses and embraces onher, she supposing him to be the Prince all this while, not openingher eyes to bee otherwise resolved. But this was not the delight heaymed at, neither did he thinke it safe for him, to delay time withany longer tarrying there: Wherefore, having his agents at hand fitand convenient for the purpose, they surprized her in such sort,that shee could not make any noyse or outcry, and carrying her throughthe same false posterne, whereat themselves had entred, laying herin a Princely litter; away they went with all possible speede, nottarrying in any place, untill they were arrived neere Athens. Butthither he would not bring her, because himselfe was a married man,but rather to a goodly Castle of his owne, not distant farre fromthe City; where he caused her to bee kept very secretly (to her nolittle greefe and sorrow) yet attended on and served in mosthonourable manner. toni brattin
The Gentlemen usually attending on the Prince, having waited all thenext morning till noone, in expectation of his rising, and hearingno stirring in the Chamber, did thrust at the doore, which was butonely closed together, and finding no body there, they presentlyimagined, that he was privately gone to some other place, where(with the Ladie, whom he so deerely affected) hee might remaine somefew dayes for his more contentment, and so they rested verilyperswaded. Within some few dayes following, while no other doubtcame in question, the Princes Foole, entering by chance among theruined houses, where lay the dead bodies of the Prince and Churiacy:tooke hold of the cord about Churiacyes necke, and so went alongdragging it after him. The dead body being knowne to many, with nomeane mervaile how he should bee murthered in so vile manner: by giftsand faire perswasions they wonne him to bring them to the placewhere he found it. And there (to the no little greefe of the wholeCittie) they found the Princes body also, which they caused to beeintered with all the most Majesticke pompe that might be. kanekalon wigs