[Here the ceremony of the CARDINALS instalment, in the habit of a soldier, performd in delivering up his cross, hat, robes, and ring, at the shrine, and investing him with sword, helmet, shield, and spurs; then ANTONIO, the DUCHESS and their children, having presented themselves at the shrine, are, by a form of banishment in dumb-show expressed towards them by the CARDINAL and the state of Ancona, banished: during all which ceremony, this ditty is sung, to very solemn music, by divers churchmen: and then exeunt [all except the Two Pilgrims.]
Arms and honours deck thy story,
To thy fames eternal glory!
Adverse fortune ever fly thee;
No disastrous fate come nigh thee!
I alone will sing thy praises,
Whom to honour virtue raises,
And thy study, that divine is,
Bent to martial discipline is,
Lay aside all those robes lie by thee;
Crown thy arts with arms, they ll beautify thee.
O worthy of worthiest name, adornd in this manner,
Lead bravely thy forces on under wars warlike banner!
O, mayst thou prove fortunate in all martial courses!