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Enter KASTRIL, followed by Dame PLIANT.
Sub. Come near, my worshipful boy, my terræ fili,3
That is, my boy of land; make thy approaches: Welcome; I know thy lusts, and thy desires, And I will serve and satisfy them. Begin, Charge me from thence, or thence, or in this line; Here is my centre: ground thy quarrel.
Kas. You lie.
Sub. How, child of wrath and anger! the loud lie?
For what, my sudden boy?
Kas. Nay, that look ye to, I am aforehand.
Come, sir, the captain will come to us presently: I'll have you to my chamber of demonstrations, Where I will show you both the grammar, and
And rhetoric of quarrelling; my whole method
Face. Where are you, doctor?
Sub. [within]. I'll come to you presently. Face. I will have this same widow, now I have seen her,
On any composition.
Sub. Is that the matter? Face. Nay, but hear me. Sub. Go to.
Sub. What do you say?
Face. Have you disposed of them?
Sub. I have sent them up.
Face. Subtle, in troth, I needs must have this
1 See note 2, p. 90, col. 2. 2. In the channel of her forehead.'
3 line of fortune.'
4 in the hill of Venus.'
5 juncture of the ring or circle.' astrological terms.
These are also
Re-enter FACE, introducing SURLY disguised as a
Brain of a tailor! who comes here? Don John!
Face. Or, what do you say to a collar of brawn, cut down
My precious Diego, will prove fair enough To cozen you in. Do you mark? you shall Be cozen'd, Diego.
Face. Cozen'd, do you see,
My worthy Donzel, cozen'd.
Sub. Do you intend it? so do we, dear Don.
Face. [Feels his pockets]. Full.
Sub. You shall be emptied, Don, pumped and Dry, as they say. [drawn Face. Milked, in troth, sweet Don. Sub. See all the monsters; the great lion of all, Don.
Sur. Con licencia, se puede ver a esta senora? 6 Sub. What talks he now?
Face. Of the sennora.
Sub. Oh, Don,
That is the lioness, which you shall see
Face. 'Slid, Subtle, how shall we do? Sub. For what?
Face. Why, Dol's employ'd, you know.
Sub. That's true.
'Fore heaven, I know not: he must stay, that's all. Face. Stay! that he must not by no means. Sub. No! why?
Face. Unless you'll mar all. 'Slight, he will suspect it:
And then he will not pay, not half so well.
Gentlemen, I kiss your honours' hands.' * 'Thanks.'
Le in the deep plaits of his ruff.
By heaven, gentlemen, a very handsome house!' 'I understand.'
With permission, is it possible to see this lady?'
Sub. 'Sdeath, and Mammon Must not be troubled.
Face. Mammon! in no case.
Sub. What shall we do then?
Face. Think you must be sudden.
Sur. Entiendo que la senora es tan hermosa, que codicio tan verla, como la bien aventuranza de mi vida.1
Face. Mi vida! 'Slid, Subtle, he puts me in mind o' the widow.
What dost thou say to draw her to it, ha!
Sub. Who, I? why
Fac. The credit of our house too is engaged. Sub. You made me an offer for my share erewhile.
Sur. Senores, proque se tarda tanto?2
Sur. Puedo ser de hazer burla de mi amor? 3 Face. You hear the Don too? by this air, I call, And loose the hinges: Dol!
Sub. A plague of hell
Face. Will you then do?
Sub. You are a terrible rogue!
I'll think of this: will you, sir, call the widow? Face. Yes, and I'll take her too with all her faults,
Now I do think on't better.
Sub. With all my heart, sir;
Am I discharged o' the lot?
[They take hands. Face. Remember now, that upon any change, You never claim her.
Sub. Much good joy, and health to you, sir. Marry a whore! fate, let me wed a witch first. Sur. Por estas honradas barbas 1—
Sub. He swears by his beard.
Despatch, and call the brother too. [Exit FACE. Sur. Tenyo duda, senores, que no me hagan alguna traycion.5
Sub. How, issue on? yes, præsto, sennor. Please you Enthratha the chambrata, worthy Don:
I hear the lady is so handsome, that I am anxious to see her, as the most fortunate circumstance of my life.'-GIFFord.
2Gentlemen, why do you delay so much?' 3Can you be making a jest of my love?' 4By these honourable beards.' (?)
5 I fear, gentlemen, that you are about to play me some foul trick.'
Where if you please the fates, in your bathada, You shall be soaked, and stroked, and tubb'd, and rubb'd,
And scrubb'd, and fubb'd, dear Don, before you go.
You shall, in faith, my scurvy baboon Don.
Kas. Bravely, i'faith!
Face. Nay, he will use her better.
Sur. Senora, si sera servida, entremonos.
Kas. Where does he carry her?
Sub. 'Pray God your sister prove but pliant!
Her name is so by her other husband.
Kas. The widow Pliant. Knew you not that?
Yet, by erection of her figure, I guessed it.
Kas. Yes, but do you think, doctor,
I e'er shall quarrel well?
All sounds of voices, in few marks of letters-
I love a Spanish boy with all my heart.
Sub. Nay, and by this means, sir, you shall be Of king Abaddon, and the beast of Cittim:
Which rabbi David Kimchi, Onkelos,
To a great count.
Kas. Ay, I knew that at first.
Face. How did you put her into't?
This match will advance the house of the Kastrils.
ACT IV.-SCENE III.
Enter DoL in her fit of raving, followed by MAMMON.
Dol. For after Alexander's death-
Dol. That Perdiccas and Antigonus were slain,
Dol. Made up the two legs, and the fourth beast, That was Gog-north, and Egypt-south: which after Was called Gog-iron-leg, and South-iron-leg
Dol. And then Gog-horned. So was Egypt, too: Then Egypt-clay-leg, and Gog-clay-leg
Mam. Sweet madam.
Dol. And last Gog-dust, and Egypt-dust, which
In the last link of the fourth chain. And these
Mam. What shall I do?
We call the rabbins, and the heathen Grecks-
Dol. To come from Salem, and from Athens,
Enter FACE, hastily, in his servant's dress.
Dol. To speak the tongue of Eber and Javan―,
She's in her fit.
Dol. We shall know nothing
Face. Death, sir,
We are undone!
Dol. Where then a learned linguist
Of vowels and consonants
Face. My master will hear!
Dol. A wisdom, which Pythagoras held most
Mam. Sweet honourable lady!
Mam. Why, have you so?
Sub. It has stood still this half hour:
Mam. Nay, good sir, blame not him;
Sub. Will you commit more sin,
To excuse a varlet?
Mam. By my hope, 'tis true, sir.
Sub. Nay, then I wonder less, if you for whom
The blessing was prepared, would so tempt heaven, Will cure the itch,-though not your itch of
Sub. This will retard
It shall be saved for you, and sent home. Good sir,
This way, for fear the lord should meet you. [Exit MAMMON.
Sub. [Raising his head.] Face! Face. Ay.
Sub. Is he gone?
Face. Yes, and as heavily