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Sub. Agreed.

Dol. Yes, and work close and friendly. * Sub. 'Slight, the knot Shall grow the stronger for this breach with me.

Dol. Why so, my good baboons! Shall we go make
A sort of sober, scurvy, precise neighbours,
(That scarce have smild twice sin’ the king came in)
A feast of laughter at our follies ? No, agree.
And may Don Provost ride a feasting long,
In his old velvet jerkin,
(My noble sovereign, and worthy general)
Ere we contribute a new crewel garter
To his most worsted worship.

Sub. Royal Doll
Spoken like Claridiana and thyself.

Face. For which, at supper, thou shalt sit in triumph,
And not be stil'd Dol Common, but Dol Proper,
Dol Singular: “the longest cut, at night,
66 Shall draw thee for his Dol particular." [One knocks.

Sub. Who's that? [Knocks.] To the window, Pray Heav'n The master do not trouble us this quarter. Face. Oh, fear not him. “ While there dies one a

week ." O'the plague, he's safe from thinking toward

London. “ Beside, he's busy at his hop-yards now : “ I had a letter from him. If he do, “ He'll send such word, for airing o'the house, “ As you shall have sufficient time to quit it:

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“ Tho'we break up a fortnight, 'tis no matter."
Sub. Who is it, Dol ?
Dol. A fine young quodling.

Face. Oh,
My lawyer's clerk, I lighted on last night
In Holborn at the Dagger. He would have
(I told you of him) a familiar,
To rifle with at horses, and win cups.

Dol. Oh, let him in.

Face. Get you
Your robes on: I will meet him, as going out.

Dol. And what shall I do?

Face. Not be seen. Away. Seem you very reserv'd.

Sub. Enough.

Face. God be with you, sir. I pray you let him know that I was here. His name is Dapper. I would gladly have staid, but

Enter DAPPER.
Dap. Captain, I am here.
Sub. Who's that?

Face. He's come, I think, doctor.
Good faith, sir, I was going away.

Dap. In truth,
I am very sorry, captain.

Face. But I thought
Sure I should meet you.

Dap. Ay, I am very glad.
I had a scurvy writ or two to make,

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And I had lent my watch last night to one
That dines to-day at the sheriff's, and so was robb’d
Of my pass-time. Is this the cunning man?

Face. This is his worship.
Dap. Is he a doctor ?
Face. Yes.
Dap. And ha' you broke with him, captain?
Face. Ay.
Dap. And how?

Face. Faith, he does make the matter, sir, so dainty, I know not what to say.

Dap. Not so, good captain.
Face. Would I were fairly rid on't, believe me.
Dap. Nay, now you grieve me, sir. Why should

you wish so?
I dare assure you, I'll not be ungrateful.

Face. I cannot think you will, sir. But the law “ Is such a thing —And then he says, Read's matter “ Falling so lately.

260 Dap. Read! he was an ass, « And dealt, sir, with a fool.

Face. It was a clerk, sir. Dap. A clerk!

Face. Nay, hear me, sir, you know the law « Better, I think

Dap. I should, sir, and the danger. " You know, I shew'd the statute to you.

Face. You did so.

Dap. And will I tell then? By this hand of flesh, " Would it might never write good court-hand more,

“ If I discover. What do you think of me,
“ That am a Chiause ?
Face. What's that?

Dap. The Turk was, here
“ As one would say, do you think I am a Turk?"

Face. l'll tell the doctor so.
Dap. Do, good sweet captain.

Face. Come, noble doctor, pray thee let's prevail ; This is the gentleman, and he is no Chiause. 280

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.

Face. Tut, do not say so. You deal now with a noble fellow, doctor. One that will thank you richly, “and he's no Chiause." Let that, sir, move you.

Sub. Pray you, forbear.

Face. He has
Four angels here.

Sub. You do me wrong, good sir.
Face. Doctor, wherein ? To tempt you with these

spirits! Sub. To tempt my art and love, sir, to my peril. 'Fore Heaven, I scarce can think you are my friend, That so would draw me to apparent danger.

Face. I draw you! a horse draw you, and a halter. You and your Aies together.

Dap. Nay, good captain.
Face. That know no difference of men.
Sub. Good words, sir.

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Face. Good deeds, sir, doctor Dogs-meat.

Dao. Nay, dear captain,
Use master doctor with some more respect.
Face. Hang him, proud stag, with his broad velvet

head.
But for your sake, I'd choak, ere I would change
An article of breath with such a puck-foist-
Come, let's be gone.

Sub. Pray you, let me speak with you.
Dap. His worship calls you, captain.

Face. I am sorry
I e'er embark'd myself in such a business.

Dap. Nay, good sir, he did call you.
Face. Will he take then ?
Sub. First hear me
Face. Not a syllable, 'less you

take.
Sub. Pray ye, sir-
Face. Upon no terms, but an assumpsit.
Sub. Your humour must be law.

[He takes money.
Face. Why now, sir, talk.
Now I dare hear you with mine honour. Speak. 320
So

may this gentleman too. Sub. Why, sirFace. No whispering.

Sub. 'Fore Heaven, you do not apprehend the loss You do yourself in this.

Face. Wherein? For what?

Sub. Marry, to be so importunate for one,
That, when he has it, will undo you all!
He'll win up all the money i' the town,
If it be set him.

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