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| Ant. I shall find a stick for you, rogue, I
shall. Charles, how dost thou do? Come, hither, Carlos in his study, with Don Lewis, and SANCHO.
Car. Your pleasure, sir ? D. Lew. Nay, you are undone.
Ant. Nay, no great matter, child; only to Car. Then-I must study, sir, to bear my for- put your name here a little, to this bit of parch
ment: I think you write a reasonable good D. Lew. Have you no greater feeling? hand, Charles.
San. You were sensible of the great book, sir, Car. Pray, sir, to what use may it be? when it fell upon your head; and won't the ruin Ant. Only to pass your title in the land I of your fortune stir you?
have to your brother Clodio. Car. Will he have my books, too?
Car. Is it no more, sir? D. Lew. No, no; he has a book, a fine one, Law. That's all, sir. too, called “The Gentleman's Recreation; or, Ant. No, no, 'tis nothing else ; look you, The Secret Art of getting Sons and Daughters :' you shall be provided for; you shall have what such a creature! a beauty in folio! Would thou books you please, and your means shall come hadst her in thy study, Carlos, though it were in without your care, and you shall always but to new-clasp her!
have a servant to wait on you. San. He has seen her, sir.
Car. Sir, I thank you ; but if you please, I D. Lew. Well, and-and
bad rather sign it before the good company beSan. He flung away his book, sir.
low; it being, sir, so frank a gift, 'will be D. Lew. Did he faith? would he had flung a some small compliment to have done it beway his humour, too, and spoke to her.
fore the lady, too: there I shall sign it cheer. Car. Must my brother then have all?
fully, and wish my brother fortune. D. Lew. All, all.
Ant. With all my heart, child; it is the same San. All that your father has, sir.
thing to me. Car. And that fair creature, too?
Car. You'll excuse me, sir, if I make no great San. Aye, sir.
stay with you. D. Lew. Hey!
Ant. Do as thou wilt; thou shalt do any thing, Car. He has enough, then. (Sighing. thou hast a mind to.
Exeunt. D. Lew. He have her, Charles! why would,
San, Now has he undone himself for ever; would, that is hey!
ods-heart, I'll down into the cellar, and be stark Car. May not I see her, sometimes, and call drunk for anger.
[Exit. her sister? I'll do her no wrong.
D. Lew. I can't bear this! 'Sheart, I could cry SCENE III.-Changes to a dining-room : a for madness! Flesh and fire ! do but speak to
large table spread. her, man.
Car. I cannot, sir; her look requires something | Enter CHARINO with ANGELINA, Clodio. Dox of that distant awe, words of that soft respect, Lewis, Ladies, Priests, and a Lawyer. and yet such force and meaning, too, that I should stand confounded to approach her, and Law. Come, let him bring his son's hand, and yet I long to wish her joy. Oh, were I born to all's done. Are you ready, sir?
Priest. Sir, I shall dispatch them presente D. Lew. Why, thou shalt wish her joy, boy; ly, immediately; for, in truth, I am an hungry. faith she is a good-humoured creature; she'll take Clo, Egad, I warrant you, the priest and I it kindly.
could both fall to without saying grace Car. Do you think so, uncle?
Ha, you little rogue ! what, you think it long D. Lew. I'll to her, and tell of you.
too? Car. Do sir- Stay, uncle will she not Ang. I find no fault, sir; better things were think me rude? I would not for the world offend well done, than done too hastily- Sir, you her.
(To Don LEWIS. D. Lew. 'Fend a fiddle-stick- let me alone D. Lew. Sweet-smelling blossom! Ah, that I I'll-I'll—
had the gathering of thee: I would stick thee Car. Nay, but, sir ! dear uncle !
in the bosom of a pretty young fellow— Ah, D. Lew. A hum! a hum!
thou hast missed a man (but that he is so bem [Erit Don LEWIS. witched to his study, and knows no other mis
tress than his mind) so far above this featherEnter ANTONIO and the Lawyer, with a writing. I headed puppyAnt. Where's my son ?
Ang. Can he talk, sir? San. There, sir, casting a figure what chop-1 D. Lew. Like an angel- to himself- the ping children his brother shall have, and where devil a word to a woman : his language is all he shall find a new father for himself,
upon the high business : to heaven, and heavont
give it, too!
ly wonders, to nature, and her dark and secret | Car. Oh, yes, and wish him, sir, with any causes.
other beauty (if possible) more lasting joy than [ Ang. Does he speak so well there, sir?. could taste with her!
D. Lew. To admiration ! Such curiosities !! Ang. He speaks unhappily. but he can't look a woman in the face; if he Clo. Ha!-- what do you say, brother? does, he blushes like fifteen.
Ant. Nay, for my part, I don't understand Ang. But a little conversation, methinks— him.
1. Lew. Why, so I think, too ; but the Cha. Nor I. boys bewitched, and the devil can't bring D. Lew. Stand clear! I do— and that sweet him to it: shall I try if I can get him to wish creature too, I hope. you joy?
Ang. Too well, I fear. Ang. I shall receive it as becomes his sister, Ant. Come, come, to the writing, Charles ; sir.
prithee, leave thy studying, man. Clo. Look, look, old Testy will fall in love by Car. I'll leave my life first; I study now to and by; he's hard at it, split me!
| be a man ; before, what man was, was but Cha. Let him alone; she'll fetch him about, I my argument;- I am now on the proof; warrant you.
I find, I feel myself a man— nay, I fear Clo. So, here my father comes ! Now priest. it, too. Hey, my brother too ! that's a wonder; broke D. Lew. He has it ! he has it! my boy's in like a spirit from his cell.
for it. Enter ANTONIO and Carlos.
Clo. Come, come, will you
D. Lew. Stand out of the way, puppy. D. Lew. Odso, here he is; that's be; a little
[Interposing with his back to Clodio. inclining to the lean, or so, but his understand Car, Whence is it, fair, that while I offer ing's the fatter for it.
speech to you, my thoughts want words, my Ant. Come, Carlos, 'twere your desire to words their free and honest utterance? Why is see my fair daughter and the good company, and it thus I tremble at your touch, and fear your to seal before them all, and give your brother frown, as would a frighted child the dreadful
lightning? Yet should my dearest friend or broCha. He does well ; I shall think the better ther dare to check iny vain deluded wishes, Oh, of him as long as I live.
I should turn, and tear him like an offended Car. Is this the lady, sir?
lion- Is this, can it, must it be in a sister's Ant. Ay, that's your sister, Charles.
| power? Car. Forbid it, love! [Aside.) Do you not Clo. Come, come, will you sign, brother? think she'll grace our family?
D. Lew, Time enough, puppy. Ant. No doubt on it, sir.
Cur. O! if you knew with what precipitated Car. Should I not thank her for so unmerited haste you hurry on a deed, that makes you blesa grace?
sed or miserable tor ever, even yet, near as you Ant. Ay, and welconie, Charles.
are to happiness, you'd find no danger in a D. Lew. Now, my boy; give her a gentle twist inoment's pause. by the finger; lay your lips softly, softly, close and Clo. I say, will you sign, brother? plump to her.
[Apart to CARLOS. Car. Away, I have no time for trifles! room Car. Pardon a stranger's freedom, lady for an elder brother (Salutes ANGELINA.] Dissolving softness! Oh,l D. Lew. Why, did not I bid thee stand out the drowning joy !-Happy, happy he, that sips of the way now? eternally such nectar down, that, unconfined, may Ant. Ay, but this is trifling, Charles ! Come, lave and wantou there in sateless draughts of come, your hand, man. ever-springing beauty !_But you, fair creature, Car. Your pardon, sir, I cannot seal yet; had share by far the higher joy; if, as I've read, (nay, you only shewed me land, I had resigned it free, now an sure) the sole delight of love lies only in and proud to have bestowed it to your pleasure : the power to give.
'tis care, 'tis dirt, and trouble: but you have Ang. How near his thoughts agree with mine! opened to me such a treasure, such unimagined this the mere scholar I was told of! [Aside. | mines of solid joy, that I perceive my temper I find, sir, you have experienced love ; you seem stubborn now, ev'n to a churlish avarice of love? acquainted with the passion.
-Heaven direct my fortune! Car. I've had indeed, a dead pale glimpse Ant. And so you won't part with your title, sir in theory, but pever saw the enlivening light be- Car. Sooner with my soul of reason, be a
plant, a beast, a fish, a fly, and only make the Ang. Ha, before !
Aside. number of things up, than yield one foot of land Ant. Well, these are very fine compliments, -if she be tied to it. Charles; but you say nothing to your brother Cha. I don't like this; he talks oddly, meyet.
thinks. VOL. II.
Ang. Yet with a bravery of soul might warm Sooner shall bodies leave their shade; so fixed, the coldest heart.
[Aside. so rooted here, is every growing thought of ber.. Clo. Pshaw, pox! prithee, brother, you had Clo. Gads me! what, now its troublesome better think of those things in your study, man! again, is it?
Car, Go you and study, for 'tis time, young C ar. Consider, fair one, now's the very crisis brother: turn o'er the tedious volumes I have of our fate : you cannot have it, sure, to ask, if read; think, and digest them well! the whole- honour be the parent of my love: if you can somest food for green consumptive minds; nor love for love, and think your heart rewarded dare to dream of marriage-vows, till thou hast there, like two young vines we'll curl together, taught thy soul, like mine, to love- Is it for circling our souls in never-ending joy : we'll thee to wear a jewel of this inestimable worth? | spring to
spring together, and we'll bear one fruit; one joy D. Lew. Ah, Charles ! [Kisses him.] What shall make us smile, one sorrow mourn: one age say you to the scholar now, chicken?
go with us, one hour of death shall close our Ang. A wonder ! Is this gentleman your eyes, and one cold grave shall hold us happybrother, sir!
[To Clodio. Say but you hate me not! O speak! Give but Clo. Hey! No, my Madam, not quite-- the softest breath to that transporting thought ! that is, he is a little a-kin by the- Pox on Ang. Need I then speak, to say, I am far him! would he were buried--I can't tell what from hating you— I would say more, but there to say to him, split me!
is nothing fit for me to say. Ant. Positively, you will not seal then, ha ? Cha. I'll bear it no longer
Car. Neither I should not blindly say I Ang. On this you may depend, I cannot like will not seal- Let me entreat a moment's that marriage was proposed me. pause--for, even yet, perhaps I may. [Sighing. I Car. How shall my soul requite this goodness? Ang. Forbid it, fortune!
Cha. Beyond patience! this is downright inAnt. 0, may you so, sir !
solence! roguery! rape! Clo. Ay! sir, hey! What, you are come to Ant. Part them. yourself I find, 'sheart!
Clo. Ay, ay! part them, part thein. Cha. Ay, ay, give him a little time, he'll think D. Lew. Doll! dum! dum ! better on't, I warrant you.
[Sings, and draws in their defence. Car. Perhaps, fair creature, I have done you Cha, Call an officer! I'll have them forced wrong, whose plighted love and hope went hand asunder. in hand together; but, I conjure you, think my Ang. Nay, then I am reduced to take proteclife were hateful after so base, so barbarous antion here.
[Goes to Carlos. act as parting them : What! to lay waste at Car. O ecstacy of heart! transporting joy! once for ever all the gay blossoms of your for D. Lew. Lorra! Dorrol! Loll! ward fortune! O forbid it, Love! forbid it,
Sings and dances. Nature and Humanity! I have no land, no for Chu. A plot! a plot against my honour ! Murtune, life, or being, while your necessity or peace der! Treason ! Gunpowder! I'll be revenged ! requires thein. Say! or give me need to think Ant. Sir, you shall have satisfaction. your sınallest hope depends on my objected ruin; Cha. I'll be revenged ! my ruin is my safety there; my fortune, or my Ant. Carlos, I say, forego the lady. lite resigned with joy, so your account of happy Car. Never, while I have sense of being, life, hours were thence but raised to any added num-or motion.
Clo. You won't! Gadso! What, then I find Cha. Why ay! there's some civility in this. I must lug out upon this business ? Allons! the Clo. The fellow really talks very prettily. lady, sir !
Car. But if, in bare compliance to a father's D. Lew. Lorra! Dorrol! Loll! will, you now but suffer inarriage, or, what's
[Presenting his point to CLODIO. worse, give it as an extorted bond, imposed on Cha. I'll have his blood! by all the scars and the simplicity of your youth, and dare confess wounds of honour in my family! Exit Char, you wish some honest friend would save, or free Car. Hold, uncle ! come, brother! sheath your you from its hard conditions; I then again have anger----I'll do my best to satisfy you all land, have life, and resolution, waiting still upon but first I would intreat a blessing here. your happier fortune.
Ant. Out of my doors ! thou art no son of Clo. Ha, ha! pert enough, that! 'Egad! I mine.
(Exit Ant. long to see what this will come to!
Car. I am sorry I have lost a father, sir Priest. In truth, unless somebody is married | For you, brother, since once you had a seeming presently, the dinner will be spoiled, and then hope in lieu of what you've lost, half of my birthno body will be able to eat it.
rightAnt. Brother, I say, let's remove the lady. Cla. No halves! no halves, sir! the whole lady! Cha. Force her from him!
Car. Why, then, the whole, if you can like the Car. Tis too late! I have a figure here terms.
Clo. What terms? What terms ? Come, quick, / Cha. Ha! my girl! my child! my heiress ! I quick..
am abused ! I ain cheated! I am robbed ! I am Car. The first is this Snatches Don ravished ! murdered ! and flung in a ditch! Lewis's sword.] Win her, and wear her; for, on Ant. Who let them out? Which way went my soul, unless my body fail, my mind shall they, villains ? never yield thee up a thought in love.
| Serv. Sir, we had no order to stop them; but D. Lew. Gramercy, Charles ! To him, boy ! | they went out at the door not six minutes ago. E'gad, this love has made a man of him.
Cha. I'll pursue them with bills, warrants, acCar. This is the first good sword I ever poised tions, writs, and malice : I'm a lawyer, sir; they in anger yet; 'tis sharp I'm sure; if it but hold shall find I understand ruin. my putting home, I shall so hunt your insolence! Ant. Nay, they shall be found, sir : Run you
I feel the fire of ten strong spirits in me: to the port, sirrah, see if any ships are going off, wert thou a native fencer, in so fair a cause, I and bring us notice immediately." thus should hold thee at the worst defiance.
[Ereunt Officers and Servants. Clo. Look you, brother, take care of yourself; I shall certainly be in you the first thrust; but if
Enter Sancho drunk, you had rather, d'ye see, we'll talk a little calmly | San. Ban, ban, Cac-caliban,
[Sings. about this business.
Ant. Here comes a rogue, I'll warrant, knows Car. Away, trifler! I would be loth to prove the bottom of all! Where's my son, villain ? thee a coward, too.
San. Son, sir! . Clo. Coward! why, then really, sir, if you Cha. Where's my daughter, sirrah? please, midrif's the word, brother; you are a San. Daughter, sir! son of a whore--Allons !
Cha. Ay, iny daughter, rascal! [They fight, and Clodio is disarmed. San. Why, sir, they told me just now, sir Car. There, sir, take your life and mend that she's-she's run away.
Ant. Dog, where's your master? Ang. Are you wounded, sir?
San. My master! why, they say he is Car. Only in my fears for you: how shall we Ant. Where, sirrah? bestow us, uncle?
San. Why, he is—he is gone along with her. D. Lew. Positively, we are not safe here, this | Ant. Death! you dog, discover him, orlady being an heiress. Follow me.
San. Sir, I will--I will. Car. Good angels guard us!
Ant. Where is he, villain !
[Exeunt with Ang. San. Where, sir? Why, to be sure, he ische Clo. Gadso! I never fenced so ill in all my ism-upon my soul, I don't know, sir. life never in my life, split ine!
Ant. No more trifling, rascal!
San. If I do, sir, I wish this may be my poiEnter Monsieur. son.
. [Drinks. Mons. Sire, here be de trompete, de haute Ant. Death! you dog, get out of my house, or boy, de musique, de maitre danser, dat deseer to I'll- So, sir, have you found him? know if you sal be please to ’ave de masque begin. Clo. Ha! what does this puppy say now?
Re-enter the Servant, hastily, and Clodio. Mons. Sire, de musique.
Clo. Ay, sir, have you found them? Clo. Why, ay- that's true- but- tell | Sero. Yes, sir, I had a sight of them; but they them- plague on them, tell them they are not were just got on board a small vessel before I ready tuned.
could overtake them. Mons. Sire, dare is all tune, all prepare.
Cha. Death and furies ! Clo. Ay! Why, then, tell them that my bro- Ant. Whither were they bound, sirrah? ther's wise again, and has spoiled all, and I am Serv. Sir, I could not discover that : but they bubbled, and so I shan't be married till next were full before the wind, with a very smart time: but I have fought with him, and he has gale. disarmed me; and so he won't release the land, Ant. What shall we do, brother? nor give me my mistress again; and I- I am Clo. Be as smart as they, sir; follow them, undone, that's all,
| Ereunt. follow them.
Cha. Send to the port this moment, and secure SCENE IV.
a ship; I'll pursue them through all the elements.
Clo. I'll follow you by the northern star. Enter CHARINO, ANTONIO, Officers and Servants. Ant. Run to the port again, rogue; hire a ship,
Cha. Officer, do your duty: I say, seize them and tell them they must hoist sail immediately. all. Ant. Carry them this minute before a
Enter Monsieur. , How now! What ! all fled ?
Clo. And you, rogue, run to my chamber, fill
up my snuff-kox- Cram it hard, you dog, and be here again before you get thither.
Ant. What, will you take nothing else, boy?
Clo. Nothing, sir, but snuff and opportunitywe're in haste. Allons ! hey! Je vole. (Ereunt,
Goo. Ha! some prize brought in.
Sail. Sir, she's yours; you fought, and well deEnter Elvira, Don Duart, und Governor.
serve her. Elo. Dear brother, let me intreat you, stay; Gov. Noble Don Manuel ! welcome on shore ! why will you provoke your danger?
I see you are fortunate ; for I presume that's D. Du, Madam, my honour must be satisfied. some uncommon prize. Elv. That's done already, by the degrading
D. Man. She is, indeed T hese ten years I blow you gave him.
have known the seas, and many rough engagements Gov. Pray, niece, what is it has incensed him? there; but never saw so small a bark so long deElv. Nothing but a needless quarrel.
fended, with such incredible valour, and by two Gov. I am sorry for him—To whom is all this men scarce armed, too. furv, nephew?
Gov. Is it possible? D. Du. To you, sir, or any man that dares op- D. Man. Nay, and their contempt of death, pose me.
when taken, exceeds even all they acted in their Gov. Come, you are too boisterous, sir; and this vain opinion of your courage, taken on your Gov. Pray tell us, sir. late success in duelling, makes you daily shunned D. Man. When they were brought aboard us, by men of civil conversation. For shame, leave both disarmed and ready to be fettered, they off these senseless brawls; if you are valiant, as looked as they had sworn never to take the bread you would be thought, turn out your courage to of bondage, and on'a sudden snatching up their the wars; let your king and country be the bet- swords, (the younger taking first from this fair ter for't.
maid a farewell only with his eyes) both leapt inD. Du. Yes, so I might be general — Sir, no to the sea. man living shall command me.
Goo. 'Tis wonderful, indeed! Gov. Sir, you shall find that here in Lisbon ! D. Man. It wrought so much upon me, had will : I'm every hour followed with complaints of not our own safety hindered, (at that time a great your behaviour from men of almost all condi- ship pursuing us) I would, in charity, have taken tions; and my authority, which you presume will them up, and, with their lives, they should have bear you out, because you are my nephew, no had their liberty. longer shall protect you now : expect your next Ang. Too late, alas! they're lost! (heartdisorder to be punished with as much severity as wounding thought !) for ever lost I now am his that is a stranger to my blood.
friendless, miserable, and a slave! D. Du. Punish me! you, nor your office, dare D. Man. Take comfort, fair one; perhaps you not do it.
yet again may see thein; they were not quite a Gov. Away! Justice dares do any thing she league from shore, and, with such strength and ought.
courage broke through the rolling waves, they Elo. Brother, this brutal temper must be cast could not fail of life and safety. off: when you can master that, you shall gladly Ang. In that last hope, I brook a wretched becommand my fortune. But if you still persist, ex- ing; but if they're dead, my woes will find so pect my prayers and vows for your conversion on- many doors to let out life, I shall not long surly; but never means, or favour.
vive thein. D. Du. Fire! and furies! I'm tutored here Elo. Alas, poor lady! Come, sir, misery but like a mere school-boy! Women shall judge of weeps the more when she is gazed on-we trouble injuries in honour? - For you, sir~I was born her. free, and will not curb my spirit, nor is it for | Goo. I wait on you; your servant, siryour authority to tempt it: give me the usage of
[Exeunt ELVIRA and GOVERNOR. a man of honour, or 'tis not your government 1 D. Man. Now, my fair captive, though I conshall protect you.
[Exit. fess you beautiful, yet give me leave to own my Gov. I am sorry to see this, niece, for your heart has long been in another's keeping ; there
fore, the favour I am about to ask, you may, at Elo. Would he were not my brother!
least, hear with safety.
Ang. This has engaged me, sir, to hear,
D. Man. These three years have I honourably
loved a noble lady; her name Louisa, the beauD. Man. Divide the spoil amongst you ; this teous niece of great Ferrara's duke: her person fair captive I only challenge for myself, 1 and fortune uncontrouled, sole mistress of here