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race, or hunting-match, lay wagers, praise Puppy, Robes loosely flowing, hair as free: or Peppercorn, Whitefoot, Franklin ;- swear upon

Such sweet neglect more taketh me, Whitemane's party ; speak aloud, that my lords

Than all the adulteries of art;

They strike mine eyes, but not my heart. may hear you; visit my ladies at night, and be able to give them the character of every bowler True. And I am clearly on the other side : I or better on the green. These be the things love a good dressing before any beauty o' the wherein your fashionable men exercise them- world. Oh, a woman is then like a delicate garselves, and I for company.

den; nor is there one kind of it; she may vary Cler. Nay, if I have thy authority, I'll not leave every hour; take often counsel of her glass, and yet. Come, the other are considerations, when choose the best. If she have good ears, show we come to have grey heads and weak hams, them ; good hair, lay it out; good legs, wear short moist eyes and shrunk members. We'll think on clothes ; a good hand, discover it often: practise 'em then; then we'll pray and fast.

any art to mend breath, cleanse teeth, repair eyeTrue. Ay, and destine only that time of age to brows; paint, and profess it. goodness, which our want of ability will not let Cler. How! publicly ? us employ in evil!

True. The doing of it, not the manner: that Cler. Why, then 'tis time enough.

must be private. Many things that seem foul True. Yes; as if a man should sleep all the in the doing, do please done. A lady should, term, and think to effect his business the last day. indeed, study her face, when we think she sleeps; Oh Clerimont, this time, because it is an incor nor, when the doors are shut, should men be poreal thing, and not subject to sense, we mock inquiring; all is sacred within, then. Is it for ourselves the fineliest out of it, with vanity and us to see their perukes put on, their false teeth, misery indeed!. not seeking an end of wretched-their complexion, their eye-brows, their nails? ness, but only changing the matter still.

You see gilders will not work, but inclosed. Cler. Nay, thou'lt not leave now

They must not discover how little serves, with True. See but our common disease! With what the help of art, to adorn a great deal. How long justice can we complain that great men will not did the canvas hang afore Aldgate ?1 Were the look upon us, nor be at leisure to give our affairs people suffered to see the city's Love and Charity, such despatch as we expect, when we will never while they were rude stone, before they were do it to ourselves ? nor hear, nor regard our- painted and burnish'd ? No; no more should selves ?

servants approach their mistresses, but when they Cler. Foh! thou hast read Plutarch's morals, are complete and finish'd. now, or some such tedious fellow; and it shows Cler. Well said, my Truewit. so vilely with thee! 'Fore God, 't will spoil thy wit True. And a wise lady will keep a guard utterly. Talk to mo of pins, and feathers, and always upon the place, that she may do things ladies, and rushes, and such things; and leave securely." I once followed a rude fellow into a this Stoicity alone, till thou mak'st sermons. chamber, where the poor madam, for haste, and

True. Well, sir, if it will not take, I have troubled, snatch'd at her peruké to cover her learn'd to lose as little of my kindness as I can; baldness; and put it on the wrong way. I'll do good to no man against his will, certainly. Cler. Oh, prodigy! When were you at the college ?

True. And the unconscionable knave held her Cler. What college ?

in compliment an hour with that reverst face, True. As if you knew not!

when I still look'd when she should talk from the Cler. No, faith, I came but from court yester- t'other side. day.

Cler. Why, thou shouldst have relieved her. True. Why, is it not arrived there yet, the True. No, faith, I let her alone, as we'll let this news? A new foundation, sir, here in the town,

argument, if you please, and pass to another. of ladies, that call themselves the collegiates, an When saw you Dauphine Eugenie? order between courtiers and country madams, Cler. Not these three days. Shall we go to that live from their husbands; and give enter- him this morning ? He is very melancholy, I tainment to all the wits and braveries of the time, hear. as they call them: cry down, or up, what they True. Sick of the uncle, is he? I met that like or dislike in a brain or a fashion, with most stiff piece of formality, his uncle, yesterday, with masculine, or rather hermaphroditical authority; a huge turban of night-caps on his head buckled and every day gain to their college some new over his ears. probationer.

Cler. Oh, that's his custom when he walks Cler. Who is the president?

abroad. He can endure no noise, man. True. The grave and youthful matron, the True. So I have heard. But is the disease so Lady Haughty.

ridiculous in him as it is made? They say he Cler. A pox of her autumnal face, her pieced has been upon divers treaties with the fish-wives beauty! there's no man can be admitted till she

and orange-women; and articles propounded bebe ready, now-a-days, till she has painted, and tween them: marry, the chimney-sweepers will perfumed, and wash’d, and scour'd, but the boy not be drawn in. here ; and him she wipes her oil'd lips upon, like Cler'. No, nor the broom-men: they stand out a sponge. I have made a song (I pray thee hear stiflly. He cannot endure a costard-monger, he it) on the subject.

[Page sinys. swoons if he hear one.

True. Methinks a smith should be ominous.
Still to be neat, still to be drest,
As you were going to a feast;

Cler. Or any hammerman. A braisier is not
Still to be powder'd, still perfum'd:

suffer'd to dwell in the parish, nor an armourer. Lady, it is to be presumed,

He would have hang'd a pewterer's prentice once Though art's hid causes are not found,

upon a Shrove-Tuesday's riot, for being of that All is not sweet, all is not sound.

trade, when the rest were quit.
Give me a look, give me a face,
That makes simplicity a grace;

1 Aldgale, as Stow informs us, began to be taken down in 1606, and famously finished in 1609; so that

the canvas hung before it about two years.' Love and Names of horses of the time.

Charity were figures that graced each side of Aldgate.

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True. A trumpet should fright him terribly, or True. But I trust to God he has found none. the hautboys.

Cler. No; but he has heard of one that's Cler. Out of his senses. The waits of the city lodged in the next street to him, who is exceed have a pension of him not to come near that | ingly soft-spoken; thrifty of her speech; that ward. This youth practised on him one night spends but six words a day. And her he's like the bellman; and never left till he had abont now, and shall have ber. brought him down to the door with a long True. Is't possible! Who is his agent in the sword;

and there left him flourishing with the business? air.

Cier. Marry, a barber, one Cutheard; an honest Page. Why, sir, he hath chosen a street to lie fellow, one that tells Dauphine all here. in so narrow at both ends, that it will receive no True. Why, you oppress me with wooder: % coaches, nor carts, nor any of these common woman, and a barber, and love no noise ! noises : and therefore we that love him, devise Cler. Yes, faith. The fellow trims bim silently, to bring him in such as we may, now and then, and has not the knack' with his sheers or his for his exercise, to breathe him. He would grow fingers : and that continence in a barber he resty else in his ease: his virtue would rust thinks so eminent a virtue, as it has made him without action. I entreated a bearward,' one chief of his counset. day, to come down with the dogs of some four True. Is the barber to be seen, or the wench? parishes that way, and I thank him he did ; and Cler. Yes, that they are. cried his games under Master Morose's window: True. I prithee, Dauphine, let's go thither. till he was sent crying away, with his head made Daup. I have some business now: I cannot, i' a most bleeding spectacle to the multitude. And, faith. another time, a fencer marching to his prize, had True. You shall have no business shall make his drum most tragically run through, for taking you neglect this, sir. We'll make her talk, bethat street in his way at my request.

lieve it; or, if she will not, we can give out at True. A good wag! How does he for the least so much as shall interrupt the treaty; we bells ?

will break it. Thou art bound in conscience, Cler. Oh, in the queen's time, he was wont to when he suspects thee without cause, to torment go out of the town every Saturday at ten o'clock, him. or on holy day eves. But now, by reason of the Daup. Not I, by any means. I'll give no sickness, the perpetuity of ringing has made him suffrage to't. He shall never have that plea devise a room, with double walls and treble ceil- against me, that I opposed the least phant'sy of ings; the windows close shut and caulk'd: and his. Let it lie upon my stars to be guilty; I'll there he lives by candle-light. He turn'd away

be innocent. a man, last week, for having a pair of new shoes True. Yes, and be poor, and beg; do, innothat creak'd. And this fellow waits on him now cent: when some groom of his has got him an in tennis-court socks, or slippers soled with wool: heir, or this barber, if he himself cannot. and they talk each to other in a trunk.2 See, who cent !—I prithee, Ned, where lies she ? Let him comes here!

be innocent still.

Cler. Why, right over against the barber's; Enter Sir DAUPHINE EUGENIE.

in the house where Sir John Daw lies. Daup. How now! What ail you, sirs ? Dumb ? True. You do not mean to confound me!

True. Struck into stone, almost, I am here, Cler. Why? with tales o' thine uncle. There was never such True. Does he that would marry her know a prodigy heard of.

much? Daup. I would you would once lose this sub Cler. I cannot tell. ject, my masters, for my sake. They are such True. 'Twere enough of imputation to her as you are, that have brought me into that pre

with him. dicament I am with him.

Cler. Why? True. How is that?

True. The only talking sir in the town! Daup. Marry, that he will disinherit me; no Jack Daw! And he teach her not to speak!

He thinks, I and my company are authors -God be wi' you. I have some business too. of all the ridiculous Acts and Monuments are Cler. Will you not go thither, then? told of him.

True. Not with the danger to meet Daw, for True. 'Slid, I would be the author of more to

mine ears. vex him; that purpose deserves it: it gives theo Cler. Why, I thought you two had been apon law of plaguing him. I'll tell thee what I would very good terms. do. I would make a false almanack, get it True. Yes, of keeping distance. printed ; and then have him drawn out on a Cler. They say, he is a very good scholar. coronation day to the Tower-wharf, and kill True. Ay, and he says it first. A pox on him, him with the noise of the ordnance. Disinherit a fellow that pretends only to learning, bays thee! he cannot, man. Art not thou next of titles, and nothing else of books in him! blood, and his sister's son ?

Cler. The world reports him to be very Daup. Ay, but he will thrust me out of it, he learned. Vows, and marry:

True. I am sorry the world should so cvaspire True. How! that's a more portent. Can he to belie him. endure no noise, and will venture on a wife ? Cler. Good faith, I have heard very good

Cler. Yes: why, thou art a stranger, it seems things come from him. to his best trick yet. He has employed a fellow True. You may; there's none so desperately this half year all over England to hearken him ignorant to deny that: would they were

his out a dumb woman; be she of any form, or any own! God be wi' you, gentlemen. quality, so she be able to bear children: her

[Exit hassily. silence is dowry enough, he says.

Cler. This is very abrupt !

Daup. Come, you are a strange open man, to

tell everything thus. 1 beartcard-the ward or keeper of a bear for bearbaiting 2 trunk-tube.

1 knack-the knocking or snapping made ia dipping.

more.

Cler. Why, believe it, Dauphine, Truewit's a Cler. Sir Amorous! you have very much Very honest fellow.

honested' my lodging with your presence. Daup. I think no other: but this frank nature La-F. Good faith, it is a fine lodging: almost of his is not for secrets.

as delicate a lodging as mina. Cler. Nay, then, you are mistaken, Dauphine: Cler. Not so, sir. I know where he has been well trusted, and dis La-F. Excuse me, sir, if it were in the Strand, charged the trust very truly, and heartily. I assure you. I am come, Master Clerimont, tó

Daup. I contend' not, Ned; but with the entreat you to wait upon two or three ladies to fewer a business is carried, it is ever the safer. dinner to-day. Now we are alone, if you'll go thither, I am for Cler. How, sir! wait upon them? Did you you.

ever see me carry dishes? Cler. When were you there?

La-F. No, sir, dispense with? me; I meant, to Daup. Last night: and such a Decameron bear them company. of sport fallen out! Boccace never thought Cler. Oh, that I will, sir: the doubtfulness of the like. Daw does nothing but court her; of your phrase, believe it, sir, would breed and the wrong way.

He would lie with her, you a quarrel once an hour, with the terrible and praises her modesty ; desires that she would boys, if you should but keep them fellowship talk and be free, and commends her silence in a day. verses; which he reads, and swears are the La-F. It should be extremely against my will, best that ever man made. Then rails at his sir, if I contested with any man. fortunes, stamps, and mutines," why he is not Cler. I believe it, sir, Where hold you your made a counsellor, and call’d to affairs of state. feast?

Cler. I pritheo let's go. I would fain partake La-F. At Tom Otter's, sir. this. Some water, boy.

[Exit Page. Daup. Tom Otter! what's he? Daup. We are invited to dinner together, he La-F. Captain Otter, sir ; he is a kind of and I, by one that came thither to him, Sir La-gamester, but he has had command both by sea Foole.

and by land. Cler. Oh, that's a precious mannikin!

Daup. Oh, then he is animal amphibium? Daup. Do you know him ?

La-F. Ay, sir: his wife was the rich chinaCler. Ay, and he will know you too, if e'er he woman, 4 that the courtiers visited so often ; that saw you but once, though you should meet him gave the rare entertainment. She commands all at church in the midst of prayers. He is one of at home. the braveries, though he be none of the wits. Cler. Then she is Captain Otter. He will salute a judge upon the bench, and a La-F. You say very well, sir; she is my kinsbishop in the pulpit, a lawyer when he is plead-woman, a La-Foole by the mother-side, and will ing at the bar, and a lady when she is dancing invite any great ladies for my sake. in a masque, and put her out. He does give Daup. Not of the La-Fooles of Essex? plays, and suppers, and invites his guests to La-F. No, sir, the La-Fooles of London. them, aloud, out of his window, as they ride by Cler. Now, he's in.

[Aside. in coaches. He has a lodging in the Strand for La-F. They all come out of our house, the Lathe purpose: or to watch when ladies are gone Fooles of the north, the La-Fooles of the west, to the China-houses, or the Exchange, that he the La-Fooles of the east and south-we are as may meet them by chance, and give them ancient a family as any is in Europe-but I mypresents, some two or three hundred pounds self am descended lineally of the French Laworth of toys, to be laugh'd at. He is never Fooles-and, we do bear for our coat yellow, or without a spare banquet, or sweetmeats in his or, checker'd azure, and gules, and some three or chamber, for their women to alight at, and come four colours more, which is a very noted coat, up to for a bait.

and has, sometimes, been solemnly worn by Daup. Excellent! he was a fine youth last divers nobility of our house ; but let that go, night, but now he is much finer! What is his antiquity is not respected now. I had a brace Christian name? I have forgot.

of fat does sent me, gentlemen, and half-a-dozen Re-enter Page.

of pheasants, a dozen or two of godwits, and

some other fowl, which I would have eaten, Cler. Sir Amorous La-Foole.

while they are good, and in good company : Page. The gentleman is here below that owns

there will be a great lady or two: my Lady that name.

Haughty, my Lady Centaure, Mistress Dol Mavis Cler. 'Heart, he's come to invite me to dinner,--and they come o' purpose to see the silent I hold my life!

gentlewoman, Mistress Epicone, that honest Sir Daup. Like enough: prithee, let's have him John Daw has promised to bring thither-and up.

then, Mistress Trusty, my lady's woman, will be Cler. Boy, marshal him.

there too, and this honourable knight, Sir DauPage. With a truncheon, sir?

Cler. Away, I beseech you. [Exit Page.] I'll make him tell us his pedigree now; and I honested-honoured. what meat he has to dinner; and who are his 2 dispense uith--excuse. guests; and the whole course of his fortunes; 3 The terrible boys were the same as the angry boys with a breath.

mentioned in The Alchemist, and were also called roar

ing boys, roysters, &c. They were for a long time the Enter Sir AMOROUS LA-FOOLE.

terror of peaceful citizens, and caused the streets to

swarm with bloody quarrels, private duels,' &c. La-F. 'Save, dear Sir Dauphine! honoured

4 In Jonson's time, the trade with the East had not Master Clerimont!

long been opened; and the china and lacquered wares from China and Japan were objects of curiosity to both

sexes. Advantage was taken of this to convert the 1 mutines---mutinies.

places of exhibition (almost always private houses) into 2 The braveries were the beaus of the age; men dis a kind of bagnios, of which the owners were the most tinguished by the splendour and fashion of their ap convenient of procuresses.-GIFFORD. parel; brave and braw are still applied in the same way 5 This is a humorous allusion to the parti-coloured in Scotland.

dress of the domestic fool of our ancestors.--GIFFORD.

phine, with yourself, Master Clerimont-and otherwise, shake your head, or shrug. (makes a we'll be very merry, and have fiddlers, and dance. leg.]-So! Your Italian and Spaniard are wise -I have been a mad wag in my time, and have in these : and it is a frugal and comely gravity. spent some crowns since I was a page in court, How long will it be ere Cutbeard come? Stay; to my Lord Lofty, and after, my lady's gentle- | if an hour, hold up your whole hand; if half an man-usher, who got me knighted in Ireland, hour, two fingers ; if a quarter, one; (holds up a since it pleased my elder brother to die. I had finger bent.]-Good: half a quarter? 'tis well. as fair a gold jerkin on that day, as any worn And have you given him a key, to come in within the island voyage,' or at Cadiz, none dis out knocking ? (makes a leg.]-Good. And, is praised; and I came over in it hither, show'd the lock oil'd, and the hinges, to-day ? [makes a myself to my friends in court, and after went leg.]-Good. And the quilting of the stairs no down to my tenants in the country, and sur whero worn out and bare? [makes a leg.)

Very veyed my lands, let new leases, took their money, good. I see, by much doctrine, and impulsion, spent it in the eye o' the land here, upon ladies: it may be effected; stand by. The Turk, in this -and now I can take up at my pleasure. divine discipline, is admirable, exceeding all the Daup. Can you take up ladies, sir?

potentates of the earth; still waited on by mutes ; Cler. Oh, let him breathe, he has not recover'd. and all his commands so executed; yea, even in

Daup. Would I were your half in that com the war, as I have heard, and in his marches, modity!

most of his charges and directions given by La-F. No, sir, excuse me: I meant money, signs, and with silence: an exquisite art! and I which can take up anything. I have another am heartily ashamed, and angry oftentimos, that guest or two to invite, and say as much to, the princes of Christendom should suffor a bargentlemen. I'll take my leave abruptly, in hope barian to transcend them in so high a point of you will not fail-Your servant.

felicity. I will practise it hereafter. [A horn

[Exit. winded within.]–How now? oh! oh! what Daup. We will not fail you, sir precious La- villain, what prodigy of mankind is that? Look. Foole; but she shall, that your ladies come to [Exit Mute.]-[Horn again.) Oh! cut his see, if I have credit afore Sir Daw.

throat, cut his throat! what murderer, bellCler. Did you ever hear such a wind-sucker hound, devil can this be? as this? Daup. Or such a rook as the other, that will

Re-enter MUTE. betray his mistress to be seen! Come, 'tis time Mute. It is a post from the courtwe prevented it.

Mor. Out, rogue! and must thou blow thy Cler. Go.

[Eceunt. | horn too?

Mute. Alas, it is a post from the court, sir, that says, he must speak with you, pain of

death-
ACT II.-SCENE I.

Mor. Pain of thy life, bo silent!
A Room in MOROSE's House.

Enter TRUEwit with a post-horn, and a halter is

his hand. Enter Morose, with a tube in his hand, followed by MUTE.

True. By your leave, sir, -I am a stranger Mor. Cannot I, yet, find out a more compen

here,- is your name Master Morose? is your dious method, than by this trunk, to save my all! This is strange. What say you, sir? Do

name Master Morose? Fishes! Pythagoreans servants the labour of speech, and mine ears the discords of sounds? Let me see: all discourses club, among you? Well, sir, I will believe you

thing! Has Harpocrates: been here with his but my own afiliet me; they seem harsh, imper

to be the man at this time : I will venture upon tinent, and irksome. Is it not possible, that thou shouldst answer me by signs, and I appre

you, sir. Your friends at court commend them hend thee, fellow? Speak not, though I ques

to you, sir

Mor. O men! O manners! was there ever such tion you. You have taken the ring off from the street door, as I bade you ? answer me not by

an impudence ?

True. And are extremely solicitous for you, speech, but by silence; unless it be otherwise

sir. [MUTE makes a leg.3} - Very good. And you Mor. Whose knave are you? have fastened on a thick quilt, or flock-bed, on True. Mine own kuave, and your compeer, the outside of the door; that if they knock with

sir. their daggers, or with brick-bats, they can make no noise ?-But with your leg, your answer,

Mor. Fetch me my sword

True. You shall taste the one half of my day. unless it be otherwise (mukes a leg.]-Very good. This is not only fit modesty in a servant, but

ger, if you do, groom; and you the other, if you good state and discretion in a master. And you

stir, sir. Be patient, I charge you, in the king's have been with Cutbeard the barber, to have

name, and hear me without insurrection. They him come to me? [makes a leg.]-Good. And,

say, you are to marry; to marry! do you mark,

sir? he will come presently? Answer me not but

Dor. How then, rudo companion! with your leg, unless it be otherwise: if it be

True. Marry, your friends do wonder, sir, tha

Thames being so near, wherein you may drown 1 This island royage was undertaken 1585, Sir Francis so handsomely; or London Bridge, at a low fall, Drake being adiniral, with a fleet of 120 sail. They went

with a fine leap to hurry you down the strrau; to Hispaniola and made themselves masters of the town or such a delicate steeple in the town, as Borr, of St. Domingo. The other adventure occurred in 1596, to vault from; or a braver height, as Paul's: when Essex and Raleigh burnt the Indian fleet at Cadiz. -UPTON.

or, if you affected to do it nearer home, and a 2 wind-sucker-the kestrel, a kind of kite, that supports itself for a considerable time in the air with little or no motion, its beak being turned towards the wind, | Harpocrates was the pool of silence. The discinice which it seems to suck,

of l’ythagoras had to undergo a long jurubatkuiary makes a leg-bows, putting the lng out.

silence.

shorter way, an excellent garret-window into catechisings, which you are not given to, and yet the street; or, a beam in the said garret, with must give for, to please the zealous matron your this halter [shows him the halter] which they | wife, who for the holy cause will cozen you over have sent, and desire, that you would sooner and above. You begin to sweat, sir! but this is commit your grave head to this knot, than to the not half, i'faith : you may do your pleasure, notwedlock noose; or, take a little sublimate, and withstanding, as I said before: I come not to go out of the world like a rat; or a fly, as one persuade you. [Mute is stealing away.}-Upon said, with a straw in your arse: any way, rather my faith, master serying-man, if you do stir, I than follow this goblin Matrimony. Alas! sir, will beat you. do you ever think to find a chaste wife in these Mor. Oh, what is my sin! what is my sin! times? now? when there are so many masques, True. Then, if you love your wife, or rather plays, Puritan preachings, mad folks, and other dote on her, sir, oh, how she'll torture you, and strange sights to be seen daily, private and take pleasure in your torments! You shall lie public? If you had lived in King Etheldred's with her but when she lists: she will not hurt her time, sir, or Edward the Confessor, you might, beauty, her complexion; or it must be for that perhaps, have found one in some cold country jewel, or that pearl, when she does: every half hamlet: then, a dull frosty wench would have hour's pleasure must be bought anew, and with been contented with one man; now, they will as the same pain and charge you woo'd her at first. soon be pleased with one leg, or one eye.

I'll Then you must keep what servants she please, tell you, sir, the monstrous hazards you shall what company she will; that friend must not visit run with a wife.

you without her licence, and him she loves most Mor. Good sir, have I ever cozen'd any she will seem to hate eagerliest, to decline your friends of yours of their land ? bought their jealousy; or, feign to be jealous of you first, and possessions? taken forfeit of their mortgage ? for that cause go live with her she-friend, or cousin begg'd a reversion from them? bastarded their at the college, that can instruct her in all the mysissue? What have I done, that may deserve teries of writing letters, corrupting servants, tamthis?

ing spies; where she must have that rich gown True. Nothing, sir, that I know, but your itch for such a great day, a new one for the next, a of marriage.

richer for the third; be served in silver; have Mor. Why, if I had made an assassinate? upon the chamber fill'd with a succession of grooms, your father, vitiated your mother, ravished your footinen, ushers, and other messengers; besides sisters

embroiderers, jewellers, tire-women, sempsters, True. I would kill you, sir, I would kill you, feathermen, perfumers; whilst she feels not how if you had.

the land drops away, nor the acres melt, nor foreMor. Why, you do more in this, sir: it were sees the change, when the mercer has your woods & vengeance centuple, for all facinorous acts for her velvets; never weighs what her pride that could be named, to do that you do.

costs, sir, so she may kiss a page, or a smooth True. Alas, sir, I am but a messenger: I but chin, that has the despair of a beard: be a statestell you, what you must hear. It seems your woman, know all the news, what was done at friends are careful after your soul's health, sir, Salisbury,' what at the Bath, what at court, what and would have you know the danger (but you in progress; or so she may censure poets, and may do your pleasure for all them, I persuade not, authors, and styles, and compare them-Danie sir). If, after you are married, your wife do run with Spenser, Jonson with the t'other youth, 2 away with a vaulter, or the Frenchman that walks and so forth : or be thought cunning in controupon ropes, or him that dances the jig, or a fencer versies, or the very knots of divinity; and have for his skill at his weapon ; why, it is not their often in her mouth the state of the question; and fault, they have discharged their consciences, then skip to the mathematics, and demonstrawhen you know what may happen. Nay, suffer tion: and answer in religion to one, in state to valiantly, sir, for I must tell you all the perils that another, in bawdry to a third. you are obnoxious to. If she be fair, young, and Mor. Oh, oh! vegetous, 3 no sweetmeats ever drew more flies; True. All this is very true, sir. And then all the yellow doublets and great roses in the town her going in disguise to that conjurer, and this will be there. If foul and crooked, she'll be with cunning woman, where the first question is, them, and buy those doublets and roses, sir. If How soon you shall dio? next, If her present rich, and that you marry her dowry, not her, she'll servant lovo her? next, If she shall have a new reign in your house as imperious as a widow. If servant ? and how many? Which of her family noble, all her kindred will be your tyrants. If

would make the best bawd, male or female ? fruitful, as proud as May, and humorous' as April; What precedence she shall have by her next she must have her doctors, her midwives, her match ? and sets down the answers, and believes nurses, her longings every hour; though it be for them above the Scriptures. Nay, perhaps she'll the dearest morsel of man. If learned, there was study the art. never such a parrot; all your patrimony will be Mor. Gentle sir, have you done? have you had too little for the guests that must be invited to your pleasure of me? I'll think of these things. hear her speak Latin and Greek; and you must lie True. Yes, sir: and then comes reeking home with her in those languages too, if you will pleaso of vapour and sweat, with going a-foot, and lies her. If precise, you must feast all the silenced in a month of a new face, all oil and birdlime; brethren once in three days; salute the sisters; and rises in asses' milk, and is cleansed with a entertain the whole family, or wood of them; new fucus. God be wi' you, sir. One thing and hear long-winded exercises, singings and more, which I had almost forgot. This too,

with whom you are to marry, may have made

a couveyance of her virginity aforehand, as your 1 assassinale-assassination. 2 facinorous-atrociously wicked; Lat. tegetous-vigorous, lusty.

1 Salisbury-i.e. at the races there;- in progress, i.e. * humorous-full of humour, capricious, changeable. when the king went to Scotland, or rather when he s precise-i.e. a precisiun, a Puritan.

visited the nobility at their country residences. brethren may be thic nonconformist clergy, silenced in the t'other youth, Upton thinks, is Decker, but Gifford the year 1604.

disagrees with him.

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