Hunchback. Stand up and lift your hand and bless
a man that finds great bitterness
in thinking of his lost renown.
A roman Caesar is held down
under this hump.
Saint. God tries each man
according to a different plan.
I shall not cease to bless because
I lay about me with the taws
that night and morning I may thrash
greek Alexander from my flesh,
augustus caesar, and after these
that great rogue alcibiades.
Hunchback. To all that in your flesh have stood
and blessed, I give my gratitude,
honoured by all in their degrees,
but most to alcibiades.