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Twill witness to the king Tom Thumb's good
Merlin rises. job; Rebelhon's dead, and now I'll go to breakfast.
Thunder and Lightning. [Erit.
Merlin. Blood, what a scene of slaughter's Attendunts lay hold of Grizzle.)
here! Gris. Why dost thou call me from the peace- But I'll soon shift it, never fear. ful grave?
Gallants behold! one touch of Merlin's magic, Atten. Sir, we came to bear your body off. Shall to gay comic change this dismal tragic. Griz. Then I'll bear it off myself.
[Waves his Wand.] [Exeunt.
SCENE changes, and discovers the Cow. SCENE IV.—The Presence-Chamber.
First at my word, thou horned cannibal, Eater King, Queen, HUNCAMUNCA, DOODLE, Return again our England's Hannibal. PLUMANTE, FRIZALETTA, and Attendunts.
[Thunder. King. Open the prisons, set the wretched [THUMB is thrown out of the Cow's mouth, and free!
starts fiercely.] And bid our treasurer disburse five guineas To pay their debts.-Let our arch necromancer. Next to you, king, queen, lords, and commons, Sage Merlin, straight attend us :-we the while
lé I issue my hell-bilking summons. Will view the triumph of our son-in-law. Hunc. Take note, sir, that on this our wed
INCANTATION. ding day
Arise ye groupes of drunken sots! Two victories hath my gallant husband won.
Who deal out deaths, ye know not why; Enter NoodLE.
No more of porter pots, or plots,
Your senseless jealousy lay by. Nood. Oh, monstrous, dreadful, terrible ! oh! oh!
Your souls cannot as yet be far King. What means the blockhead?
Upon their way to dreary night,
My power remands them. Nood. But to grace my tale with decent horror;
[The dead all start up as Merlin touches Tom Thumb is no more!
them. A huge red cow, larger than the largest size,
Enter GLUMDALCA and Grizzle. just now i'the open street, Before my eyes, devour'd the great Tom Thumb!
-- Here ends jar. [A general groan. Live, love, and all this will be right. King. Shut, shut again the prisons : Let our treasurer
King. [To the Queen.] One kind buss, my Dolly Not issue out three farthings. Hang all the cul
When we too last parted, And bid the schoolmasters whip all their little
We scarce hop'd to buss again ; bays.
My heart i lord, how it smarted! Nood, Her majesty the queen is in a swoon. Queen. (To the King.] Dear king Atty, pitty, Queen. Not so much in a swoon, but to have
Mine too went a fleeting ; Strength to reward the messenger of ill.
Now we in a nipperkin [Queen kills Noodle.
May toast this merry meeting. Friz. My lover killidHis death I thus revenge. (Kills the Queen. Tom. [To llunc.] Come, my Funky, come, my Hunc. Kill my mamma!
Love's in laste, don't stay him; O base assassin! there! (Kills FRIZALETTA.
Deep we are in Hymen's debt, Dood. For that, take this! [Kills HUNCA.
And 'tis high time we pay him. Plum. And thou, take that. Kills DOODLE.
King. Die, murdress vile! [Kills Plum. Hunc. (To Tom.] Have, dear Tommy, Ab! Death makes a feast to day,
Pity on me; And but reserves ourselves for his bon bouche.
I am by shame restricted; Sowben the boy,whom nurse from dangerguards,
Yet I obey, Sends Jack for mustard with a pack of cards; I
So take your way, Kings, queens, and knaves, tip one another down,
I must not contradict it. Till the whole pack lie scatter'd and o'erthrown. Griz. (To Glum.] Grandest Glum, in my behoof, Thus all our pack upon the floor is cast,
To love's law be pliant; And my sole boast is, that I will die the last.
Me you'll find a mun of proof, (Stabs himself.—They all lie on the stage dead. I
Although not quite a giant.
Glum. (To Griz.] Indeed, Lord Gris,
Queen. Fore George we'll make a night on't,
All. Let discord cease,
Let all in peace
Go home and kiss their spouses;
Join hat and cap Merlin. Now love and live, and live and love.
In one loud clap, All. Sage Merlin's in the right on't ;
And wish us crowded houses. Merlin. Each couple prove, like hand in glode;
SCENE 1.–The outside of a Cottage neur as I waited on a gentleman at Oxford, where I Wood.
learnt—very near as much as my master; from
whence I attended a travelliog physician six Dorcas, GREGORY.
years, under the facetious denomination of a Gre. I tell you, No, I won't comply; and | Merry Andrew, where I learnt physic. it is my business to talk and to command.
Dor. O that thou had'st followed him still! Dor. And I tell you, You shall conform to
Cursed be the hour, wherein I answered the my will; and that I was not married to you, to parson, ‘I will.' suffer your ill humours.
Gre. And cursed be the parson that asked Gre. O the intolerable fatigue of matri
thee the question ! mony! Aristotle never said a better thing in
Dor. You have reason to complain of him his life, than when he told us, “That a wife
wife indeed who ought to be on your knees every was worse than a devil.'
moment, returning thanks to Heaven, for that Dor. Hear the learned gentleman with his great blessing it sent you, when it sent you Iristotles!
myself.--I hope you have not the assurance to Gre. And a learned map I am, too : find me think you deserv'd such a wife as me? out a maker of faggots that's able, like myself, I Gre. No, really, I don't think I do. to reason upon things, or that can boast such an
AIR I.-Bessy Bell. education as mine. Dor. An education !
DORCAS. Gre. Ay, hussy, a regular education : first at| When a lady like me, condescends to agree, the charity-school, where I learnt to read; then! To let such a jackanapes taste her,
lose the letter! I should not even know his as he saw her, he poured out a little drop of name if I were to hear it.
sometbing down her tbroat- he had no soonDor. Can I find no invention to be re-er done it, than she got out of her bed, and venged Heyday! who are these?
walked about the room as if there had been James. Hark ye, mistress, do you know nothing the matter with her. where— where where doctor -- What-d'ye 1 Buth. 0, prodigious! call him lives?
Dor. 'Tis not above three weeks ago, that a Dor. Doctor who?
child of twelve years old fell from the top of a James. Doctor- doctor w bat's his house to the bottom, and broke its skull, its name?
arms and legs.-Our physician was no sooner Dor. Hey! what, has the fellow a miod to drubbed into making him a visit, than, having banter me?
rubbed the child all over with a certain Har. Is there no physician hereabouts famous ointment, it got upon its legs, and run away to for curing dumbness?
play. Dor. I fancy you have no need of such a Both. Oh most wonderful! physician, Mr. Impertinence.
Har. Hey! Gad, James, we'll drub him out Har. Don't mistake us, good woman, we of a pot of this ointment. don't niean to banter you : we are sent by our James. But can he cure dumbness? master, whose daughter has lost her speech, Dor. Dumbness! Why the curate of our pafor a certain physician who lives bereabouts : rish's wife was born dumb; and the doctor, we have lost our direction, and 'tis as much as with a sort of wash, washed her tongue, that he our lives are worth to return without him. set it a-going so, that in less than a month's time
Dor. There is one Dr. Lazy lives just by, she out-talked her husband. but he has left off practising. You would not Har. This must be the very man we were get him a mile to save the lives of a thousand sent after. patients.
Dor. Yonder is the very man I speak of. James. Direct us but to him; we'll bring him James. What! that he yonder? with us one way or other, I warrant you. Dor. The very same.--He has spied us,
Har. Ay, ay, we'll have him with us, though and taken up his bill. we carry him on our backs.
| James. Come, Harry, don't let us lose one Dor. Ha! Heaven has inspired me with one moment. Mistress, your servant; we give of the most admirable inventions to be revenged you ten thousand thanks for this favour. op my hangdog !-(Aside.]-I assure you, if you Dor. Be sure you make good use of your can get him with you, he'll do your young lady's sticks. basiness for ber; he's reckoned one of the best James. He shan't want that. [Ereunt. physicians in the world, especially for dumbDess.
SCENE. II.-Another part of the wood. Har. Pray tell us where he lives?
Gregory discovered sitting on the ground, with Dor. You'll never be able to get him out of
faggots about him. lus own house; but if you watch hereabouts, you'll certainly meet with him, for he very often abuses himself here with cutting wood. weather! Hey, who have we here? Har. A physician cut wood !
Enter James and Harry. James. I suppose he amnises himself in searching after herbs, you mean?
James. Sir, your most obedient humblo Dor. No; he's one of the most extraordinary / servantmen in the world: he goes drest like a common clowp; for there is nothing he so much dreads James. We are mighty happy in finding you as to be known for a physician.
hereJames. All your great men have some strange Gre, Ay, like enough oddities about them.
| James. Tis in your power, sir, to do us a very Dor. Why, he will suffer himself to be beat great favour-We come, sir, to implore your before he will own himself to be a physician- assistance in a certain affair. and I'll give you my word, you'll never make! Gre. If it be in my power to give you any ashim own himself one, unless you both take a sistance, masters, I am very ready to do it. good cudgel and thrash him into it; 'tis what / James. Sir, you are extremely obliging--But, twe are all forced to do when we have any need dear sir, let me beg you to be covered; the sun of him,
will hurt your complexion. James. What a ridiculous whim is here.
Har. For Heaven's sake, sir be covered. Dor. Very true; and in so great a man. Gre. These should be footmen by their dress, James. And is he so very skilful a man? | but courtiers by their ceremony. [Aside.
Dor, Skilful-why he does miracles. About James. You must not think it strange, sir, half a year ago, a woman was given over by all that we come thus to seek after you; men of her physicians, pay, she had been dead some your capacity will be sought after by the whole tume; when this great man came to her, as soon I world.