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Will close you so much gold in a bolt's head, i He owes this honest Drugger, here, seven pounds,
Face steals off. He has had on him in two penn'orths of tobacco.
Terms to pay me.
Drug. Thirty shillings, sir.
Fuce. Nay, sir, you must quarrel him out of
the house. Enter Face and KastriL.
Kas. I will, sir. If you get not out o' doors, you Face. Why, now's the time, if ever you will
lie; ... quarrel
And you are a pimp. Well, as they say, and be a true-born child. Şur. Why, this is madness, sir, The doctor and your sister both are abused. Not valour in you. I must laugh at this. Kas. Where is he? Which is he? He is a Kas. It is my humour. You are a pimp, and slave,
a trig, Whate'er he is, and the son of a whore. Are And an Amadis de Gaul, or a Don Quixotte. you
Drug. Or a knight o' the curious coxcomb, do The man, sir, I would know?
you see? Sur. I should be loth, sir, To confess so much.
Enter ANANIAS. Kas. Then you lie i' your throat.
Ana, Peace to the household ! Sur. How!
Kas. I'll keep peace for no man. Face. A very arrant rogue, sir, and a cheater, Ana, Casting of dollars is concluded lawful. Employed here by another conjurer,
Kas. Is he the constable ? That does not love the doctor, and would cross Sub, Peace, Ananias. him,
Face. No, sir. If he knew how
Kas. Then, you are an otter, and a shad, a Sur. Sir, you are abused.
whit, Kas. You lie :
A very Timn. And 'tis no matter.
Sur. You'll hear me, sir? Face. Well said, sir. He's
kas. I will not. The impudentest rascal
Ana. What is the motive?
Ana. They are prophane, · Sur. This is strange ! lady, do you inform your Lewd, superstitious, and idolatrous breeches. brother.
Sur. New rascals ! Face. There is not such a foist in all the town: Kas. Will you begone, sir? The doctor had him presently; and finds yet, Ana. Avoid, satan. The Spanish count will come here. Bear up, Thou art not of the light. That ruff of pride
About thy neck betrays thee, and is the same Sub. Yes, sir, he must appear within this hour. With that which the unclean birds, in seventyFace. And yet this rogue will come in a dis
Were seen to prank it with on divers coasts. By the temptation of another spirit,
Thou look'st like Antichrist, in the lewd hat. To trouble our art, though he could not hurt it. Sur. 1 must give way. Kas. Aye,
· Kas. Begone, sir ! I know-Away; you talk like a foolish mouther. Sur. But I'll take a course with you. Sur. Sir, all is truth, she says.
Ana. Depart, proud Spanish fiend. Face. Do not believe him, sir.
Sur, Captain and doctor He is the lying'st swabber ! Come your ways, sir. Ana. Child of perdition ! Sur. You are valiant out of company.
Kas. Hence, sir. (They fight. Exit SURLY:] Kas. Yes. How, then, sir ?
Did I not quarrel bravely?
Face. Yes, indeed, sir.
Kas. Nay, an' I give my mind to it, I shall Face. Nay, here's an honest fellow, too, that do it. knows hini,
Drug. Well, and how did I? And all his tricks—Make good what I say, Abel: Face. Very well; This cheater would ha' cozened thee of the wi- But you must follow, sir, and threaten him tame; dow.
• [TO ABEL. He'll turn again else.
Kas. I'll return him, then.
| Face. He's gone to borrow me a Spanish habit. Face. Drugger, this rogue prevented us; for I'll be the count now. thee,
Sub. But where's the widow ?
Sub. By your favour, Face ;
Now she is honest, I will stand again, Face. Thou must borrow
Face. You will not offer it? A Spanish suit. Hast thou no credit with the Sub. Why? players?
Face. Stand to your word, Drug: Yes, sir. Did you never see me play Or- here comes Dol; she knows the fool?
Sub. You are tyrannous still. Face. Thou shalt, if I can help it.
Face. Strict for my right. Hieronymo's old cloak, ruff, and hat will serve; (SUBTLE hath whispered him this while.
Enter Dol. I'll tell thee more when thou bring'st them. How now, Dol? Hast told her
Erit DRUGGER. The Spanish count will come?
Dol. Yes; but another is come
Face. Who's that?
Dol. Your master; And 'tis revealed no less to them than me, The master of the house, That casting of money is most lawful.
Sub. How, Dol ! Sub. True;
Face. She lies. But here I cannot do it. If the house
This is some trick. Come, leave your quibblings, Should chance to be suspected, all would out,
Forty o' the neighbours are about him, talking. Ana. I will tell
Face. 'Tis he, by this good day!
Face. We are undone, and taken. • Sub. And fasting.
Dol. Lost, l'ın afraid. Ana. Yea, for some fitter place. The peace Sub. You said he would not come of mind
While there died one a week, within the liberRest within these walls ! [Exit ANANIAS. ties. Sub. Thanks, courteous Ananias.
Face. No; 'twas within the walls. Face. What did he come for?
Sub. What shall we do now, Face? Sub. About casting dollars,
Face. Be silent; not a word, if he call or Presently out of hand. And so I told him,
knock. A Spanish minister came here to spy
I'll into mine old shape again, and meet him, Against the faithful.
Of Jeremy the butler. In the mean time, Face. I conceive. Come, Subtle.
Do you two pack up all the goods and purchase, Thou art so down upon the least disaster! That we can carry i' the two trunks. "I'll help How wouldst thou ha' dune, if I had not helped
him thee out?
Off for to day, if I cannot longer; and then, Sub. I thank thee, Face, for the angry boy, At night, I'll ship you both away to Ratcliff, i'faith.
Where we'll meet to-morrow, and there we'll Face. Who would have looked it should have share. . . . . been that rascal, Surly?
Let Mammon's brass and pewter keep the celWell, sir,
larHere's damask come to make you a suit. We'll have another time for that. (Exeunt.
Sub. Where's Drugger?
1 Nei. Sir, best to knock again, afore you break Enter Lovewit and Neighbours. Love. Has there been such resort, say you?
Enter Face. 1 Nei. Daily, sir.
Love. I will. 2 Nei. And nightly, too.
Face. What mean you, sir? 3 Nei. Ay, some as brave as lords.
All Nei. Oh, here's Jeremy ! 4 Nei. Ladies and gentlewomen.
Face. Good sir, come, from the door. 5 Nei. Citizens' wives, and knights in coaches. Love. Why, what's the matter?. 2 Nei. Yes, and oyster-women.
Face. Yet farther; you are too near yet. 1 Nei. Beside other gallants.
Love. In the name of wonder, what means the 3 Nei. Sailor's wives.
fellow? 4 Nei. Tobacco-men.
Face. The house, sir, has been visited. 5 Nei. Another Pimlico !
Love. Stand thou, then, farther. Love. What device should he bring forth now?| Face. No, sir, I had it not. Flove a teeming wit as I love my nourishment. I Love. Who had it then? I left Pray, Heaven, he have not kept such open house, | None else but thee i' the house. That he hath sold my hangings and my bedding; Face. Yes, sir, my fellow, I left him nothing else. If he have eat them, The cat, that keeps the buttery, had it on her A plague o' the mouth, say I.
A week before I spied it; but I got her When saw you him?
Conveyed away i' the night. And so I shut 1 Nei. Who, sir? Jeremy?
The house up for a month 2 Nei. Jeremy, butler?
Love. How ! We saw him not this month.
Face. Purposing then, sir, Love. How!
To have burnt rose-vinegar, treacle, and tar, . 4 Nei. Not these five weeks, sir.
And have made it sweet, that you should ne'er 6 Nei. These six weeks, at the least.
have known it. Lode. Ye amaze me, neighbours !
Because I knew the news would but afflict you, 5 Nei. Sure, if your worship know not where I sir. he is,
Love. Why, this is stranger ! He's slipped away.
| The neighbours tell me all, here, that the doors 6 Nei. Pray, Heaven, he be not made away. Have still been open
[He knocks. Face. How, sir! Love. Ha! It is no time to question, then. Love. Gallants, men, and women, 6 Nei. About
And of all sorts, tag-rag, been seen to flock here Some three weeks since, I heard a doleful cry, In threaves, these ten weeks, as to a second hog'sAs I sat up, a mending my wife's stockings.
den, Love. This is strange, that none will answer! In days of Pimlico and Eye-bright. Didst thou hear
Face. Sir, A cry, say'st thou?
Their wisdoms will not say so! 6 Nei. Yes, sir, like unto a man
Love. To-day, they speak That had been strangled an hour, and could not Of coaches and gallants; one in a French hood speak,
Went in, they tell me; and another was seen 2 Nei. I heard it, too, just this day three weeks, In a velvet gown, at the window; divers more at two o'clock
Pass in and out Next morning.
Face. They did pass through the doors, then, Love. These be miracles, or you make them or walls, I assure their eye-sights, and their specso.
tacles; man an hour strangled, and could not speak, For here, sir, are the keys, and there have been, And you both heard him cry!
In this my pocket, now above twenty days. 3 Nei. Yes, downward, sir.
For, on my faith to your worship, for these threc Love. Thou art a wise fellow. Give me thy
weeks, hand, I pray thee.
And upwards, the door has not been opened. What trade art thou?
Love. Strange! 3 Nei. A smith, an't please your worship.
4 Nei, Good faith, I think I saw a coach. Love. A smith ! then lend me thy help to get Love. Do you but think it now? this door open.
And but one coach? 3 Nei. That I will, presently, sir; but fetch 4 Nei. We cannot tell, sir ; Jeremy my tools.
[Exit. Is a very honest fellow.
Face. Did you see me at all? ..
| O'the confederacy. Come, let's get officers, 1 Nei. No; that we are sure on.
And force the door. Love. Fine rogues to have your testimonies Love. Pray you, stay, gentlemen. built on!
Sur. No, sir, we'll come with warrant.
Mam. Aye, and then
We shall have your doors open. 3 Nei. Is Jeremy come?
Exeunt SURLY and MAMMON. 1 Nei. Oh, yes; you may leave your tools; Love. What means this? We were deceived; he says he has had the keys, Face. I cannot tell, sir. And the door has been shut these three weeks. 1 Nei. These are two o' the gallants, 3 Nei. Like enough.
That we do think we saw. Love. Peace, and get hence, you changelings! | Face. Two of the fools! Face. [Aside.] Surly come!
You talk as idly as they. Good faith, sir, And Mammon made acquainted! They'll tell all. I think the moon hath crazed them all! Oh, me, How shall I beat them off? What shall I do? | The angry boy come too! He'll make a noise, Nothing's more wretched than a guilty conscience. And ne'er away till he have betrayed us all.
[Aside. Enter SURLY and Maumon. Sur. No, sir, he was a great physician. This,
Enter KASTRIL. It was no bawdy-house, but a mere chancel. Kas. What rogues, bawds, slaves! you'll open You knew the lord and his sister.
the door anon. (KASTRIL knocks. Mam. Nay, good Surly
Punk, cockatrice, my suster. By this light Sur. The happy word, be rich
I'll fetch the marshall to you. Man. Play not the tyrant,
Face. Who would you speak with, sir? Sur. Should be to-day pronounced to all your Kas. The bawdy doctor, and the cozening cap.
friends. And where be your andirons, now, and your brass- And puss, my suster. pots,
Love. This is something, sure! That should have been golden flaggons, and great Face. Upon my trust, the doors were never wedges?
open, sir. Mam. Let me but breathe. What, they have Kas. I have heard all their tricks told me twice shut their doors,
By the fat knight, and the lean gentleman. Sur. Aye, now, 'tis holiday with them.
Love. Here comes another. Mam. Rogues,
Face. Ananias too ! " Cozeners, impostors, bawds !
And his pastor!
[Aside. Pace. What mean you, sir? MAMMON and SURLY knock.
Enter Ananias and TRIBULATION. Mam. To enter, if we can.
Ana. Come forth, you seed of sulphur, sons of Face. Another man's house!
fire; Here is the owner, sir; turn to him,
Your stench is broke forth : abomination And speak your business.
Is in the house. Mam. Are you, sir, the owner?
Kas. Aye, my suster's there. Lode. Yes, sir.
Ana. The place. Mam. And are those knaves within your Is become a cage of unclean birds. cheaters?
Kas. Yes, I will fetch the scavenger and the Love. What knaves, what cheaters ?
constable. Mam. Subtle, and his Lungs.
Trib. You shall do well.
Kas. You will not come, then, punk device, my Nor lights have been seen here these three weeks, suster? sir,
Ana. Call her not sister. She's a harlot, veWithin these doors, upon my word.
rily, Sur. Your word!
Kas. I'll raise the street. Groom arrogant.
Love. Good gentlemen, a word Face. Yes, sir; I am the housekeeper,
Ana. Satan, avoid, and hinder not our zeal. And know the keys have not been out of my Love. The world's turned Bedlam! hands.
Face. These are all broke loose Sur. This is a new face.
Out of St Katharine's, where they use to keep Face. You do mistake the house, sir.
The better sort of mad folks. What sign was't at !
1 Nei. All these persons Sur. You rascal! this is one
We saw go in and out here,
2 Nei. Yes, indeed, sir.
SCENE II.-- A Chamber.
Enter SUBTLE, Dapper, and Dol,
Away in my mouth.
Sub. You ha' spoiled all then.
Sub. Your aunt's a gracious lady; but, in troth, (DAPPER cries out within. You were to blame. Dap. Master captain, master doctor.
Dap. The fume did overcome me, Love. Who's that?
And I did do't to stay my stomach. Pray you, Fuce. Our clerk within, that I forgot! [Aside.] So satisfy her grace. I know not, sir.
Enter Face. Dap. For God's sake, when will her grace be at leisure?
Face. How now! Is his mouth down? Face. Ha!
Sub. Ay, he has spoken. Illusions, soine spirit o' the air ! His gag is Face. A pox! I heard him, and you too-He's melted,
undone, thenAnd now he sets out the throat.
Aside. I have been fain to say the house is haunted Dap. I'm almost stifled.
With spirits, to keep churl back. Face. Would you were altogether! [Aside. Sub. And hast thou done it? Love. 'Tis in the house.
Face. Sure, for this night. Ha! list
Sub. Why, then, triumph and sing Fa e. Believe it, sir, in the air.
Of Face so famous, the precious king
Of present wits!
About the door?
Sub. Yes, and I dwindled with it. Face. Or you will else, you rogue.
Face. Shew him his aunt, and let him be disLove. Oh, is it so ? Then you converse with patched : spirits.
I'll send her to you.
And bid him fetch a parson presently.
Say, he shall marry the widow. What shall I do? I am catched. [Aside.
Exeunt Dapper and SUBTLE. Love. Good neighbours,
Now, queen Dol,
The lady Pliant?
. Re-enter SUBTLE, (But here's no place to talk on't in the street.) Give me but leave to make the best of my for Sub. Here's your Hieronymo's cloak and hat. tune,
Face. Give me them. And only pardon me the abuse of your house; Sub. And the ruff, too. Tis all I beg. I'll belp you to a widow,
Face. Yes ; I'll come to you presently. [Erit. In recompense, that you shall give me thanks / Sub. Now is he gone about his project, Dol, for,
I told you of, for the widow. Will make you seven years younger, and a rich Dol. 'Tis direct one.
Against our articles. Tis but your putting on a Spanish cloak;
Sub. Well, we'll fit him, wench. I have her within. You need not fear the house ; | Hast thou gulled her of her jewels, or her braceIt was not visited.
lets? Love. But by me, who came
Dol. No, but I will do't. Sooner than you expected.
Sub. Soon at night, my Dolly, Face. It is true, sir.
When we are shipped, and all our goods aboard, Pray you, forgive me.
Eastward for Ratcliff, we will turn our course Love. Let's see your widow.
To Brainford, westward, if thou say'st the word,