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And not be styl'd Dol Common, but Dol Proper,
Sub. Who's that? one rings. To the windo', Dol;
The master do not trouble us this quarter.
Fac. O, fear not him. While there dies one a week
Sub. Who is it, Dol?
Dol. O, let him in.
Fac. Get you
Dol. And what shall I do?
Fac. Ngc be seen, away. Seem you very reserv’d.
Faç. God bw' you, sir. I pray you let him know that I was here. His name is Dapper. I would gladly have staid, but
9 Dol. A fine young QUODLING.) A quodling, or codlin ; metaphorically, a too soon ripe-headed young boy. By the same me. taphor below he is called a puffit.
Dapper, Face, Subtle. Dap. Captain, I am here.
Fac. 10 Who's that ? he's come, I think, doctor, Good faith, sir, I was going away.
Dap. In truth,
Fac. But I thought
Dap. I, I 'm very glad.
Fac. This is his worship.
Fac. Faith, he does make the matter, fir, so dainty, I know not what to say
Dap. Not so, good captain.
[you wish so? I dare assure you, I'll not be ungrateful.
Fac. I cannot think you will, lir. But the law
10 Fac. Who's that? be's come, I think, doctor.] The editions all agree in giving us the line in this manner ; but I cannot conceal my Tufpicion that it ought to be divided, the former part belonging to Subtle, and the latter part only to Face. If this conjecture be right, it hould stand thus ; Subt. Who's shat? Fac. He's come, I think, doctor.
Is such a thing and then he says, Read's matter
Dap. Read ? he was an ass,
Fac. It was a clerk, fir.
Fac. Nay, hear me, fir, you know the law
Dap. I should, sir, and the danger. You know, I shew'd the statute to you.
Fac. You did so. Dap. And will I tell then ? By this hand of Aesh, Would it might never write good court-hand more, If I discover. What do you think of me, That I am a Chiause ?
Fac. What's that?
Dap. The Turk was, here
Fac. I'll tell the doctor fo.
And then he says, READ's matter Falling so lately,] In Rymer's Federa, vol. 16. p. 666. we meet with a pardon from James I. to the person here meant, for practis. ing the black art. “ Simon Read of St. George's Southwark, pro“ fessor of physic, who was indicted for the invocation of wicked
spirits, in order to find out the name of the person who had stole
371. 105. from Tobias Matthews of St. Mary Steynings in London." This was in 1608. There was also one Read probably the same person, who with one Jenkins stood suit with the college of phyficians in 1602, and was cast for practising without a licence.
12 As one would say, do you think I am a Turk.] Dapper makes a blundering kind of answer, highly in character, to Face's question. A choufe, to chouse, or put the chouse upon one, are expressions well known. The etymology of the word is not so easily ascertained ; that alluded to here, the reader may find in Skinner Mr. Upton. The Chiause, as Dr. Grey observes from Sir Paul Ricaut's State of the Turkish Empire, were reckoned in the number of their militia ; though their office was chiefly with relation to civil processes ; and they were in the nature of pursuivants, or ferjeants. Vol. III. B
Fac. Come, noble doctor, pray thee let's prevail ; This is the gentleman, and he is no Chiause.
Sub. Captain, I have return'd you all my answer. I would do much sir, for your love-But this I neither may, nor can.
Fac. Tut, do not say so. You deal now with a noble fellow, doctor, One that will thank you richly, and h’ is no Chiaufe : Let that, sir, move you.
Sub. Pray you, forbear
Fac. He has
Sub. You do me wrong, good fir.
Sub. To tempt my art and love, sir, to my peril. 'Fore heav'n, I scarce can think you are my friend, That so would draw me to apparent danger.
Fac. I draw you? a horse draw you, and
Dap. Nay, good captain.
• Fac. Good deeds, fir, doctor DOGS-MEAT.) The 4t0 of 1612, reads, doctor dogs-mouth,
Slight, I bring jou
" And William a Cloudel-lee,
See Pedigree, Education, &c. of Robin Hood, &c.
Dr. Grey. Cloughs in our old English, are rocks and broken mountains, what we now call cliffs.
Fac. Nor any melancholick under-fcribe,
Dap. Nay, dear captain.
Dap. Yes, but I'ld ha' you
Fac. Hang him, proud ftag, with his broad velvet head.
Sub. Pray you let me speak with you.
Fac. I am sorry
Dap. Nay, good sir, he did call you. Fac. Will he take then? Sub. First, hear me Fac. Not a syllable, 'less you take. Sub. Pray ye, firFac. Upon no terms, but an Assumpsit. Sub. Your humour must be law. (He takes the money. Fac. Why now, fir, talk. . Will take his oath othe Greek XENOPHON, If need be, in bis pocket.) The 4to has the Greek Teftament, which I should think the most eligible reading ; as it is probable the clerk might carry a testament about him, to administer oaths to his mast. er's clients. But Xenophon is the reading of the folio of 1616, whose authority prevents me from altering the present text.