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self and me, who long have languished in a hope Lou. They are strangers, then, and seem in less constancy. Now, I perceive, in all your lan- some necessity.
[Aside. guage, and your looks, a softening power; nor can Car. These are light wants to me; I find them à suit, by vou promoted, be denied : therefore, I none, when weighed with Angelina's loss; when would awhile entreat your leave to recommend I reflect on her distress, the hardships and the you, as her companion, to this lady's favour; and, cries of helpless bondage; the insolent, the deaf (as I'm sure you'll soon be near her closest desires of men in power; 0, I could wish the thoughts) if you can think upon the honest court fate, that saved us from the ocean's fury, in tesies I hitherto have shewn your modesty, and, kinder pity of our love's distress, had buried us in your happy talk, but name, with any mark of in one wave, embracing ! favour, me, or my unwearied love, 'twould be a Lou. How tenderly he talks! This were, ingenerous act would fix me ever grateful to its me- deed, a lover!
[ Aside. mory.
D. Lew. A most unhappy loss, indeed! But Ang. Such poor assistance, sir, as one distress come, don't despair, boy; the ship, that took us, ed like me can give, shall willingly be paid : if was a Portuguese, of Lisbon too, I believe; whó I can steal but any thoughts from my own mis- knows but some way or other we may hear of fortunes, rest assured, they'll be employed in heal- her yet? Come, don't be melancholy. ing yours.
Car. Have I not cause? Were not my force of D. Man. I'll study to deserve this goodness : faith superior to my hopeless reason, I could not for the present, think my poor house your own; bear the insults of my fortune; but I have raised at night I'll wait upon you to the lady—till when, myself by elevated faith, as far above despair, as I am your guard.
reason lifts me from the brute. Ang. You have bound me to your service. D. Lew. Why, now, would not this make any [Ereunt D. MANUEL and Angelina. one weep, to hear a young man talk so finely,
when he is almost famished? SCENE II.-Changes to a church, the vespers Lou. What were you saying, cousin ?
supposed to be just ended, several walking out. Hon. I would have said, madam, but you Carlos and Don LEWIS rising near Louisa would not hear me. and HONORIA. LOUISA observing Carlos. Lou. Prithee forgive me, I was in the oddest
thought : let's walk a little. Did you observe Hon. Come, madam, shall we walk out? The those strangers that have walked by us ? crowd's pretty well over now.
Hon. Not much; but what of them? Lou. But, then, that melancholy softness in his Lou. Did you hear nothing of their talk ? look!
Hon. I think I did; one of them, the younger, Hon. Cousin ! Donna Louisa !
seemed concerned for a lost mistress. Lou. Even in his devotions, too; such
grace Lou. Ay, but so near, so tenderly concerned, ful adorations
his looks as well as words, speaking an inward Hon. Cousin, will you go?
grief, that could not flow from every common Lou. Pshaw, time enough—Prithee, let's walk passion. I must know more of him.
Hon. What do Hon. What's the matter with her?
Lou. Must speak to him, [They walk from D. Lewis and Carlos. Hon. By no means. Car. For what are we reserved ?
Lou. Why, you see they are strangers ; I beD. Lew. For no good, I'm afraid -My ill- | lieve, in some necessity; and since they seem not luck don't use to give over when her hand's in; born to beg relief, to offer it, unasked, would add she's always in haste -One misfortune gene some merit to the charity. rally comes galloping in upon the back of ano Hon. Consider. ther -Drowning we have escaped miraculous Lou. I hate it -sir -sirly; would the fear of hanging were over, too! D. Lew. Would you speak with me, madam? our being so strangely saved from one, smells Lou. If you please, with your friend--not to damnably rank of the other. Though I am obli- interrupt you, sir. ged to thee, Charles, for what life I have, and Car. Your pleasure, lady? I'll thank thee for't, if ever I set foot upon my
Lou. You seen a stranger,
sir. estate again. Faith, I was just gone; if thou hadst Car. A most unfortunate one. not taken me upon thy back the last hundred · Lou. If I am not deceived, in want : pardon yards, by this time I had been food for herrings my freedom--if I have erred, as freely tell me and mackrel—But 'tis pretty well as it is; for so; if not, as earnest of your better fortune, this there is not much difference between starving trifle sues for your acceptance. and drowning-— All in good time-We are poor
[Gives him money. enough, in conscience, and I don't know but two D. Lew. Take it, boy. days inore fasting might really make us hungry, Car. A bounty so unmerited, and from a too,
hand unknown, fills me with surprise and won
-SO sweet a
a little this way.
der. But give me leave, in honesty, to warn you, shew my face at Paris without it. What do you
Lou, You are too scrupulous; I have no hard Clo. I have searched all my pockets fifty times designs upon your honesty
-be over, to no purpose. wise and cautious, you should follow me; I Cha. P ts! am observed; farewell. Jaques !
Clo. It's impossible to fellow it, but in Pariswalk, cousin -[Whispers ŠAQUES.) and bring I'll go to Paris, split me!
Aside. me word immediately -I am going home. Cha. To Paris! Why, you don't suppose my
(Exeunt Louisa and Honoria. daughter's there, sir? D. Lew. Let's see; odsheart! follow her, man Clo. I don't know but she may, sir : but I am --why, 'tis all gold !
sure they make the best joints in Europe there. Çar. Dispose it as you please.
Cha. "Joints !-my son-in-law, that should D. Lew. I'll first have a better title to't have been, seems strangely altered for the worse. No, 'tis all thine, boy- I hold an hundred pis- But, come, let's to the governor, toles she's some great fortune in love with you Cla, I'll have it cried, faith; or, if that won't I say, follow her since you have lost one wife do, I have a lucky thought; I'll offer thirty pisbefore you had her, I'd have you make sure of toles to the finder, in the Paris Gazette, in pure another before you lose her.
compliment to the favours of Madame la DuÇar. Fortune, indeed, has dispossessed her chess de-Mum. I'll do't, faith. of
my person ; but her firm title to my heart, not Ant. Come along, Clody. all the subtle arts or laws of love can shake or
[Exeunt ANTONIO and Chariso. violate,
Clo. Sir, I must look a little; I'll follow you D. Lew. Prithee follow her now; methinks I'd presently. My poor, pretty box ! Ah, plague o' fain see thee in bed with somebody before I die. my sea-voyage !
Car, Be not so poor in thought; let me intreat you rather to employ them, sir, with mine, in
Enter a Servant hastily, with a flambeau. search of Angelina's fortune.
Serv. By your leave, sir, my master's coming; D. Lew. Well, dear Charles, don't chide me pray, sir, clear the way. now. I do love thee, and will follow thee. Čío, Ha! why, thou art pert, my love; pri
[Ereunt. thee, who is thy mąster, child ?
Sero. The valiant Don Duart, sir, nephew to
the governor of Lisbon.
Clo. Well, child; and what, does he eat every
man he meets? Ant. You heard what the sailor said, brother; Serv. No, sir; but he challenges every man, such a ship has put in here, and such persons that takes the wall of him, and always sends me were taken in it. Therefore, my advice is, im- before to clear the way. mediately to get a warrant from the government, Clo. Ha! a pretty harmless humour that! Is to search and take them up, wherever we can this he, child? -You may look as terrible as find them.
you please; I must banter you, split me. (Aside. Cha. Sir, you must not tell me I won't be choused out of my daughter; I shall expect her,
Enter Don Duart, stalking up to Clodio. sir; if not, I'll take my course; I know the law. D. Du. Do you
know [Walks about Clo. Hey, ho! Ant. You really have a great deal of dark wit,
(Looks carelessly on him, and gapes. brother; but if you know any course better than D. Du. Do you know me, sir? a warrant to search for her, in the name of wis Clo. You did not see my snuff-box, sir, did dom, take it; if not, here's my oath, and yours, you? and
-how now, where's Clody?-Oh, here D. Du. Sir, in Lisbon, no man asks me a queshe comes
tion covered. [Strikes off Clody’s hat.] Now, you
know me. Enter Clodio, searching his pockets.
Clo. Perfectly well, sir.-Hi, hi! I like you How now! what's the matter, boy?
mightily—you are not a bully, sir? Clo. Ay, it's gone, split me!
D. Du. You are saucy, friend. Ant. What's the matter?
[Louder. Clo. Ay, it's a way I have, after I'm affronted Clo. The best joint in Christendom.
-Thou art really the most extraordinary—umph Ant. Clody!
- that ever I met with. Now, sir, do you know Clo. Sir, I have lost my snuff-box.
me, split me? Ant. Psba! a trifle; get thee another, man. D. Du. Know thee ! take that, peasant! Clo. Sir, 'tis not to be had—besides, I dare not
[Strikes him, and both draw.
Clo. I can't, upon my soul, sir; allons ! now we 1 Brav. Nay, then, by your leave, old gentleshall come to a right understanding. [They fight. man. So, bring him along. Sero. Help! murder ! help!
D. Lew, Aw, aw, aw ! Clo. Allons! to our better acquaintance, sir [They gag him, and carry him head and heels. Ah, ba! (Don Duart fulls.] he has it! Never
[Ereunt. pushed better in my life, never in my life, split me !
SCENE IV.A chamber. Sero. Oh, my master's killed ! help, ho! murder! help!
Elvira and her Servants, with lights. Clo. Hey! why, faith, child, that's very true, Elv. Is not my brother come home yet? as thou sayest; and so, the devil take the hind Serv. I have not seen him, madam. most.
Elo. Go and seek him; go, all of ye, every
where—I'll not rest 'till your return; take away Enter Officers.
your lights too; for my devotions are written in 1 Offi. How now! Who's that cries murder? my heart, and I shall read them without a taper. Serv. Oh, my master's murdered! some of you
[Exeunt Servants. follow me; this way he took; let's after himhelp! murder ! help!
Enter Clodio, stealing in. 2 Off. Tis Don Duart.
Clo. Ah, poor Clody! what will become of 1 Offi. So, pride has got a fall; he has paid thee? Thy condition, i'm afraid, is but very infor't now; you have met with your match, faith, different--Followed behind, stopped before, and sir. Come, let's carry the body to the good lady, beset on both sides ! Ah, pox o' my wit ! I must his sister, Donna Elvira; you pursue the mur-be bantering, must I? But let me see—where derer. I'll warrant him some civil gentleman; ye am 1?-An odd sort of a house, this—all the need not make too much haste; for, if he does doors open, and nobody in't; no noise, no whisescape, 'tis no great matter Come along. per, no dog stirring ! (Exeunt with the body. Eld. Who's that?
Clo. Ha! a woman's voice!
Elv. Who are you? Who waits there? SteD. Lew. Come along, Charles ; I'm sure 'tis phano! Julia ! she, by their description; and, if that brawny Clo. Gadso! 'tis the lady of the house : she dog, the captain, has played her no foul play, can't see my unfortunate face, however. Faith, she shan't want ransom, if all my estate can pur- I'll e’en make a grave speech, tell her my case, chase it.
and beg her protection. Car. Now, fortune guide us. [Ereunt. Elv. Speak! what are you?
Clo. Madam, a most unfortunate young genEnter JAQUES and Bravoes, with a chair. tleman. Jaques. That's he, the tallest—be sure you Elv. I am sure you are a man of most ill spare bis person-only force him into this chair, manners, to press thus boldly to my private and carry him as directed.
chamber. Whither would you ? What want 1 Brad. What must be done with the old fel- you? low?
Clo. Gracious madam, hear me; I am a Jaques. We must have him, too, lest he should stranger most unfortunate, and my distress has dog the other, and be troublesome. If he won't made me rudely press for your protection : if come quietly, bring him any how - Follow softly; you refuse it, madam, I am undone for ever, by we shall snap them as they turn the corner. -I say, madam, I am utterly undone- 'Twas [Ereunt after them. coming, faith!
Elv. Alas! his fear confounds him. What A noise of follow, &c.—Enter Clodio hastily is it pursues you, sir? from the other side.
Cio. An outery of officers; the law's at my Clo. Ah, pox of their noses ! the dogs have heels, madam, though justice I'm not afraid of. smelled me out! What shall I do? If they take Elv. How could you offend the one and not me I shall be hanged, split me -Ha! a door the other? open! faith, I'll in, at a venture. [Erit. Clo. Being provoked, madam, by the inso Re-enter Brawoes with Carlos in a chair ; some
lence of my enemy, in my own defence, I just
now left him dead in the street. I am a very hauling in Don Lewis.
young man, madam, and I would not willingly D. Lew. Oh, my poor boy, Charles !-Charles! be hanged in a strange country, methinks; which -help! murder!
I certainly shall be, unless your tender charity 1 Brav. Hold your peace, fool, if you'd be protects me—Gad, I have a rare tongue ! I have well used.
a rare tongue, faith!
[Aside. D. Leu. Sir, I will not hold my peace; dogs! Elv. Poor wretch, I pity him! rogues! villaius! help! murder !
Clo. Madam, your house is now my only sanc
tuary, my altar; therefore, I beg you, upon my fairly in a storm at sea again! for I'm plaguily knees, madam, take pity of a poor bleeding afraid thou were not born to be drowned. victim.
Retires. Elv. Are you a Castilian?
Elv. Stand off; my sorrows will have way. Clo. No, madam, I was born in-in-in-Oh, my unhappy, brother ! such an end as this, what d'ye call'um-in
thy haughty mind did long since prophesy; Elv. Nay, I ask not with purpose to betray and to encrease my misery, thy wretched sister you; were you ten thousand times a Spaniard, wilfully must make a breach of what she has vowthe nation we Portuguese most hate, in such dised, or thou fall unrevenged. tress, I yet would give you my protection.
Enter Governor and Servant. Clo. May I depend upon you, madam? Am I safe?
God. Where's this unhappy sight? —Alas! Elv. Safe as my power, my word, or vow can he's gone past all recovery. Reproof comes make you. Enter that door, which leads you now too late. to a closet; should the officers come, as you
Elv. It shall be so; I'll take the lighter evil of expect, they owe such reverence to my lodgings, the two, and keep the solemn vow, to which they'll search no further than my leave invites just Heaven was witness: the wounds of perthem.
jury never can be cured; but justice may again Clo
. D’ye think, madam, you can persuade o’ertake the murderer, when no rash vows prothem?
tect him. Elv. Fear not; I'll warrant you; away
Gov. Take confort, niece. Clo. The breath of gods, and eloquence of
Elo. O forbear! Search for the murderer, angels, go long with you.
[Exit. and remove the body at your discretion, sir, to Elo. Alas ! who knows but that the charity I be interred, while I shut out the offensive day, afford this stranger, perhaps my brother, else- and here, in solitude, indulge my sorrow; therewhere, may stand in need of? How he trembles! fore, I beg my nearest friends, and you, my I hear his breath come short, hither. Be of com lord, for some few days, to spare your charitafort, sir; once more I give you my solemn pro
ble visits. inise for your safety.
Gov. I grieve for your misfortune, niece; but
since you'll have it so, we take our leaves. FareEnter Servant and Officers with Don Duart's well-bring forth the body. body.
[Exeunt Governor, Servants, &c. Serv. Here, bring in the body-Oh, madam! Clo. Hey! what, are they gone away withmy master's killed !
out me, and by her contrivance, too !-Gadso! Eld. What sayest thou?
Elv. Whoe'er thou art, to whom I've given Serv. Your brother, madam, my master, young
means of life, to let thee see with what reDon Duart, is dead! he just now quarrelled with | ligion I have kept my vow, come fearless forth, a gentleman, who unfortunately killed him in the while night's thy friend, and pass unknown! street.
Clo. If this is not love, the devil's in it. Elv. Ah, me!
[Aside. 1 Offi
. We are informed, madam, that the Elo, Fly with thy utmost speed, where I may murderer was seen to enter this house, which never see thee more. made us press into it, to apprehend him.
Clo. Ay, that's her modesty.
Aside Elv. Oh!
[Faints. Eld. And let that charitable faith, thou hast Sero. Help, ho! my lady faints !
found in me, persuade thee to atone thy crime Ofh. Give her air; she'll recover.
by penitence. CLODIO
Clo. Poor soul! I may find a better way to Clo. Hey !-Why, what the devil ! Am I thank thee for it. safer than I would be now ?-Exactly-I have Elv. You are at the door now; farewell for nicked the house to a hair-Just so I did at
[Erit Elvira. Paris, too, when I took a lodging at a bailiff's, Clo. Which is as much as to say, what would that had three writs against me - This dam- I give to see you again !-All in good time,childned closet, too, has ne'er a chimney to creep
. out at-Ah, poor Clody! would thou wert
Enter JAQUES, and Servant, with a banquet, Enter Loyisa and JAQUES.
wine, and lights. Lou. Were they both seized ?
Car. More riddles yet; I dream sure ! Jaq. Both, madam, and will be here im [Jaques compliments Don Lewis to take his mediately. I ran before, to give your ladyship
D. Lew. For me? Sir, your roost humble serLou. You know my orders; when they are vant : [Sits.] Charles, sit down, boy. Ha, ha, entered, bar all the doors, and, on your lives, ha ! a parcel of silly dumb dogs ! Is this all the let every one be mute, as I directed- I must re- business ? Puppies ! did they think I would not tire a while.
[Ereunt. come to supper, without being brought neck and
heels to it? Enter Bravoes, who let Cartos out of the chair,
Car. Amazement all! What can it end in? while others throw down Don Lewis, gagged D. Lew. Never trouble thy head, prithee; pox and bound.
of questions : fall to, man--- -Delicate food truCar. So, gentlemen, you find I've not resisted ly--Here-Dumb! prithee give's a glass of wine, you—-but now, pray, let me know my crime? to wet the way a little. Come, Charles, here's, Why have you brought me hither? Where am here's--honest Dumb's health to thee: [Drinks.s I? İf in prison, look in my face; perhaps you Dumb's a very honest fellow; faith. have mistaken me for another [JACQUES
[Claps JAQUES on the head. holds up his lanthorn, nods and erit with the Car. What harmony's this? (A flourish. rest.] You seem to know me, sir-All dumb D. Lew. Rare music, indeed ; let's eat, and and vanished! my fortune’s humorous; she sports hear it. [Music here.] Mighty fine, truly-I with me.
have not made a heartier meal a great while.D. Lew. Aw, aw !
[Here JAQUES offers a night-cap and gown to Car. Do you speak no other language? Don Lewis.] Well, and what's to do now, Jad? D. Lew. Aw, aw aw !
[Louder. For me, boy? Odso, we lie here, do we? mighty Car. Nay, that's the same.
well that again, faith ; (for I was just thinking to D. Lew. Oh!
[Sighing: go home, but that I had ne'er a lodging :) nay, I Car. Poor wretch! I am afraid he would always said honest Dumb knew how to make his speak, if he could.
friends welcome-Well, but it's time enough
yet; sha'nt we crack a bottle first? Charles is Re-enter JAQUES, and Servants with lights, who melancholy. [Jaques shakes his head.) What, release Don LEWIS.
that's as much as to sav, if I won't go, I shall be Sure they think I walk in my sleep, and won't carried—Sir, your humble servant. [Puts on the speak, for fear of waking me.
gown.] Well, Charles, good-night, since they D. Lew. Sir, your most humble servant; and won't let me have a mind to stay any longer.now my tongue's at liberty, pray, will you do i'd give a pistole, though, to know what this will me the favour to shew me the way home come to! Dunib, come along. again? What a pox ? are you all dumb !
[E.reunt Don Lewis and JAQUES. (Ereunt mute.) Well, sir, and pray what are Car. I am buried in amazement--[Music is -Charles! ah! my dear boy!
heard.] Ha, more music? I could almost say,
(Kisses him. 'twere welcome now. Car. My uncle! Nay, then, my fortune bas [Music again. Don Lewts appears above. not quite forsaken me. How came you hither, D. Lew. So, at last I have groped out a winsir?
dow, that will let me into the secret; now, if D. Lew. Faith, like a corpse into a church, boy, any foul play should happen, I am pretty near with my heels foremost; but, prithee, how didst the street, too, and can bawl out murder to the thou come?
watch-But, munn, the door opens. Car. You saw the men, that seized us; they forced me into a chair, and brought me.
Enter Louisa. D. Lezo. Well, but a pox plague them, what is Hey ! ah! what dull rogues were we not to susall this for? What would they have?
pect this before !—Dumb's a sly dog : 'tis she, Car. That we must wait their pleasure to be faith tum, dum, dum----here will be fine informed of; they have indeed alarmed my rea- work presently, toll, dum, di, dum — Now, I son, not my conscience; that's still at rest, fear-shall see what' mettle the boy's made of; tum, less of any danger.
dum, dum. D. Lew. The sons of whores won't speak nei Lou. You seem amazed, sir. ther. Hey day! what's to be done, now?
Car. Your pardon, lady, if I confess it raises VOL. II.