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And Mammon made acquainted! They'll tell all. How shall I beat them off? What shall I do? Nothing's more wretched than a guilty conscience.
Enter SURLY and MAMMON.
Mam. Nay, good Surly-
Sur. Should be to-day pronounc'd to all your friends. And where be your andirons now, and your brasspots, That should ha' been golden flaggons,and great wedges? Mam. Let me but breathe. What! they ha' shut
their doors, Methinks.
14° Sur. Ay, now, 'tis holy-day with them.
Face. What mean you, sir? [Mam. and Surly knock.
Face. Another man's house!
Mam. Are you, sir, the owner?
Face. The gentleman is distracted, sir. No lungs Nor lights ha' been seen here these three weeks, sir; Within these doors, upon my word.
Sur. Your word ! Groom arrogant.
Face. Yes, sir; I am the housekeeper, And know the keys ha'not been out o' my hands. 160
Sur. This's a new Face.
Face. You do mistake the house, sir.
Sur. You rascal! This is one
Love. Pray you, stay, gentlemen.
Mam. Ay, and then
Love. What means this?,
1 Nei. These are two o' the gallants, That we do think we saw.
Face. Two of the fools ! You talk as idly as they. Good faith, sir, I think the moon hath craz'd them all! The angry boy come too! He'll make a noise, And ne'er away till he have betray'd us all. [ Aside.
Enter KASTRIL. Kas. What rogues, bawds, slaves! you'll open the
Punk, cockatrice, my suster. By this light
Face. Who would you speak with, sir ?
Kas. The bawdy doctor, and the cozening captain, And puss, my suster. Love. This is something, sure ! Face. Upon my trust, the doors were never open, sir.
Kas. I have heard all their tricks told me twice over, By the fat knight, and the lean gentleman.
Love. Here comes another.
Face. Ananias too ! And his pastor !
Enter ANANIAS and TRIBULATION. Ana. Come forth, you seed of sulphur, sons of fire; Your stench is broke forth: abomination Is in the house.
Kas. Ay, my suster's there.
Ana. The place
Kas. Yes I'will fetch the scavenger and the constable.
301 Ana. We'll join to weed them out. Kas. You will not come then, punk device, my suster? Ana. Call her not sister. She's a harlot, verily. Kas. I'll raise the street. Love. Good gentlemen, a word Ana. Satan, avoid, and hinder not our zeal. Love. The world's turn'd Bedlam.
Face. These are all broke loose
1 Nei. All these persons We saw go in and out here.
2 Nei. Yes, indeed, sir. 3
Nei. These were the parties.
Love. It 'mazes me !
320 There's no such thing. 'Tis all deceptio visus. Would I could get him away! [Dapper cries out within.
Dap. Master captain, master doctor.
know not, sir. Dap. For God's sake, when will her grace beatleisure?
Face. Hal Illusions, some spirit o' the air! His gag is melted, And now he sets out the throat,
[Aside. Dap. I'm almost stifled. Face. Would you were altogether. [Aside.
Love. 'Tis i' the house.
Face. Believe it, sir, i’ the air.
Peace, you'll mar all.
Face. Or you will else, you rogue.
Love. Oh, is it so ? Then you converse with spirits. Come, sir, no more o' your tricks, good Jeremy; 341 The truth's the shortest way.
Face. Dismiss this rabble, sir. What shall I do? I am catch'd.
[ Aside. Love. Good neighbours, I thank you all. You may depart. Come, sir, You know that I am an indulgent master; And therefore conceal nothing. What's your med'cine, To draw so many several sorts of wild-fowl ?
Face. Sir, you were wont to affect mirth and wit : (But here's no place to talk on't i’ the street.) Give me but leave to make the best of my fortune, And only pardon me th' abuse of your house; Its all I beg. I'll help you to a widow, In recompence, that you shall give me thanks for, Will make you seven years younger, and a rich one. 'Tis but your putting on a Spanish cloak. I have her within. You need not fear the house ; It was not visited.
Love. But by me, who came
Face. It is true, sir.