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AN EPITIALAMION SONG AT TIIE WEDDING,

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For this man's taking up a common wench On a new tally. 'Foot, do any thing,
In rags, and lousy, theu maintaining her

I'll second you.
Caroch'd 4, in cloth of tissue; nor fire hundred Din. I would not willingly (purpose,
Of such-like toys, that at no part concern me. Make red my yet-white conscience; yet I
Marry, where my honour, or my friend's is I th'open street, as they come from the temple,
question'd,

(For this way they must pass) to speak my I have a sword, and I think I may use it

wrongs, To th' cutting of a rascals throat, or so, And do it boldly.

[Musick pleys. Like a good Christian.

Cier. Were thy tongue a cannon, Din. Thou’rt of a fine religion ; [shin, I would stand by thee, boy. They come ; And, rather than we'il makčaschisinin friend Din. Observe a little first. [upon 'em I will be of it. But, to be serions,

Cler. This is fine fiddling.
Thou art acquainted with my tedious love-suit Enter l'ertaign, Champernel, Lamira, Nurse,
To fair Lamira?

Beaupre, und Verdone,
Cler. Too well, sir, and remember
Your presents, courtship-that's too good a

sick,

Come away; bring on the bride; Your slave-like services; your morning mu

And place her by her lover's side. Your walking three hours in the rain at mid

You fair troop of maids attend her, night

[at,

Pure and holy thoughts befriend her, To see her at her window, sometimes laugli'd

Blush, and wish, you virgins all, Sometimes admitted, and vonclısat'd to kiss

Many such fair nights may fall. Her glove, her skirt, nay, I have heard, ber

Chorus. Ilymen, fill the house with joy, slippers ;

sooth.

All thy sacred tires employ: How then you triumplid! Here was love for

Bless the bed with holy love; Din. These follies I deny not ; [me:

Now, fair orb of beauty, move. Such a contemptible thing my dutage made Din. Stand hy; for I'll be heard. But my reward for this

Vert. This is strange rudeness ! Cier. As you deserv'd ;

Din. "Tiscourtship, balanced with injuries! For he that makes a goddess of a puppet, You all look pale with guilt, but I will dye Merits no oth recompense.

Your cheeks with blusles, if in your sear’d Din. This day, friend,

veins For thou art so

There yet remain so much of honcst blood Cler. I am no flatterer.

[to To make the colour. First, to you, my lord, Din. This proud ingrateful she is inarried The father of this bride, whom you have sent Lame Champernel.

Alive into her grave. Cler. I know him ; he has been

[anon.

Din. Be patient, sir; I'll speak of you (The loss of a leg and an arm deducted) as aly

You that allow'd ine liberal access, Thatever put from Marseilles. You are tame; Tomake my way with service, and approv'dof Plague on't, it mads me! It'it were iny casė, My birth, my person, years, and no-base forI sliould kill all the family.

tune;

[too ; Din. Yet, but now

You that are rich, sind, but in this, held wise You did preach patience.

That as a father should have look'd upon Cler. I theri came from confession ; Your daughter in a husband, and aim'd inore And 'twas enjoin'd me three hours, for a pe At wvbat her youth and heat of blood requir'd Dance,

In lawful pleasures, than the parting from To be a peaceable man, and to talk like one; Your crowns to pay her dowcr; you that alBut now, ali else being purdun'd, I begin ready

Mr. Steevens hath collected the following examplés of the use of this word, iu a note at the latter end of the second act of The Tempest.

• Iu Fletcher's Woman-Uater:

“ Humble herself in an old stamel petticoat."
• So, in Middleton's Masque of The World Toss'd at Tennis:

“ They wear stainmel cloaks instead of scarlet."
So, in The Return from Parnassus, 1606,

“ Some stamel weaver, or some butcher's son."
Again, in The Turk turn’d Christian, 1612,
“ That fellow in the

stummel hose is one of them." Ånd Mr. Pullet observes, that stummel colour is a light-red colour. The light-pale staminel ' is mentioned in Ph. Holland's Translation of Pliny's Nat. list, and is also there styled • the light-red and fresh lusty gallant, p. 260 and 261. See also Stamntel in Ainsworth's • Dictionary R.

Caroch'd.) This word is derived from the French carossè, a coach. In The Custom of the Country, Hlypolita says, Make ready iny caroch;"

As tall a seaman, and has thrive is well byt, / Champ; Wow! to her grave ?

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Have one foot in the grave, yet study profit, • Was myshare in another; these fair jewels, As if you were assur'd to live here ever; Coming ashore, I got in such a village, What poor end had you in this choice? In what • The maid, or matrou kill'd, from whom they

were ravish'd.' nours,

The wines you drink are guilty too; for this, At all parts equal yours, my fame as fair, This Candy wine, three merchants were unAnd, not to praise myself, the city ranks me done; In the first file of her most hopeful gentry.

These suckets break as many more: In brief, But Champernel is rich, and needs a nurse, All you shall wear, or touch, or see, is purAnd not your gold; and, add to that, he's chas'd

By lawless force, and you but revel in [ers. His whole estate in likelihood to descend The tears and groans of such as were the ownUpon your family: Here was providence, Champ. 'Tis false, most basely false! I grant, but in a nobleman base ihrist.

Vert. Let losers talk. No merchants, nay, no pirates, sell for bond Din. Lastly, those joys, those best of joys,

which Hymen Their countrymen ; but you, a gentleman, Freely bestows on such that come to tie To save a little gold, have sold your daughter The sacred knot he blesses, wop unto it To worse than slavery.

By equal love, and mutual affection, Cler. This was spoke bome indeed. Not blindly led with the desire of riches, Beau. Sir, I shall take some other time to Most miserable you shall never taste of !

This marriage-night you'll meet a widow's bed, That this harsh language was deliver'd to Or, failing of those pleasures allbrides look for, An old man, but my fathrer.

Sin in your wish it were so ! Din. At your pleasure.

Champ. Thou'rt a villain, Cler. Proceed in your design; let me alone A base, malicious slanderer! To auswer him, or any man.

Cler, Strike him. Verdune. You presume

Din. No, he's not worth a blow. Too much upon your name, but may be co Champ. Oh, that I had thee [roon zen'd.

In some close vault, that only would yield Din. But for you, most unmindful of my To me to use my sword, to thee no hope service,

To run away, I'd make thee on thy knees (For now I may upbraid you, and with honour, Bite out the tongue that wrong'd me! Since all is lost; and yet I am a gaiver, Vert. Pray you have patience. In being deliver'd from a torment in you,

Lam. This day I am to be your sovereign; For such you must have been) you, to whom Let me command you. nature

Champ. I am lost with rage,
Gave with a liberal hand most excellent form; And know not what I am myself, nor you.
Your education, language, and discourse, Away! dare such as you, that love the sinoke
And judgment to distinguish; when you shall Of peace, more than the fire of glorious war,
With feeling sorrow understand liow wretched And, like unproktable drones, feed on
And miserable you have made yourself, Your grandsires' , that, as I am now,

to accuse Were
this country,

[actions But you will say, you serv'd your father's plea- With brave triumphant spoils) censure our sure,

You object my prizes to me! Ilad you seen Forgetting that unjust commands of parents The horror of a sea-fight, with what danger Are not to be obey'd ; or, that you're rich, I made them mine; the fire I fearless fought And that to wealth all pleasures else are ser in,

(straight vants :

(chas'd, And quench'd it in mine enemies' blood, which Yet, but consider how this wealth was pur Like oil pour'd out on't®, made it burn anew; Twill trouble the possession.

My deck blown up, with noise enough to mock Champ. You, sir, know

The loudest thunder, and the desperate fools I got it, and with honour.

That boarded me, sent, to defy the tempests Din. But from whom?

That were against me, to the angry sca, Remember that, and how! You'll come indeed Frighted with men thrown o'er ; no victory, To houses bravely furnish'd, but demanding But in despite of the four elements, Where it was bought, this soldier will not lie, The fire, the air, the sea, and sands hid in it, But answer truly, “This rich cloth of arras To be achiev'd; you would confess, poor men, 'I made my prize in such a ship; this plate (Tho' hopeless such an honourable way $ Suckets.li. e. Banqueting dishes. Seward.

Like oil pour'd out on't, made it burn anew.] I would choose to read, “like oil pour'd on it ;” but I believe the old reading may give the same idea. The metaphor is a little difficult bere; the blood both quenches and makes the fire burn anew; but quenches, here, must only signify to abute the fire for u moment, and then the whole is clear. Scward,

Can you with hope from any be compassion were gathering-bees, and hila their livet

you

To get or wealth or honour in yourselves) Vert. If there be laws in Paris, look to He that thro' all these dreadful passages This insolent affront.

[answer Pursu'd and overtook them, unaffrighted, Cler. You that live by them, Deserves reward, and not to have it stylid Study 'em, for leaven's sake! For my part, By the base name of theft.

I know not,

(else Din. This is the courtship

Nor care not, what they are. Is there auyht That you must look for, madam.

That you would say? Cler. 'Twill do well,

(night with.

Din. Nothing; I have my ends. When nothing can be done, to spend the Lamira

weeps; I've said too much, I fear! Your tongue is sound, good lord; and I So dearly once I lov'd her, that I cannot could wish,

Endure to see her tears. For this young lady's sake, this leg, this arm,

[Ercunt Din, und Cler, And there is something else, I will not name, Champ. See you perform it, (Tho' 'tis the only thing that must content And do it like my nephew. Had the same vigour.

(her) Verdone. If I fail in't, Champ. You shall buy these scoffs [anger ! Ne'er know me more. Cousin Beaupre! With your best blood! Help me once, noble Chump. Repent not

[find Nay, stir not; I alone must right inyself, What thou hast done, my life; thou shali not And with one leg traasport me, to correct I ain decrepid : in my love and service, These scandalous praters! Oh, that noble I will be young, and constant; and believe me wounds

(Falls. (For thou shalt find it true, in scorn of all Should hinder just revenge! D’yejeer me too? The scandals these rude men have thrown I got these, not as you do your diseases,

upon me)

(ardour, In brothels, or with riotous abuse

I'll meet thy pleasures with a young man's Of wine in taverns; I have one leg shot, And in all circumstances of a husband One arm disabled, and am honour'd more Perform my parts. By losing them, as I did, in the face

Lam Good sir, I am your servant ; Of a brave enemy, than if they were (only, And 'tis too late now, if I did repent, As when I put to sea. You are Frenchmen (Which, as I am a virgin yet, I do not) In that you have been laid, and cur'd. Go to ! To undo the knot, that by the church is tied, You mock my leg, but every bone about Only I would beseech you, as you have Makes you good almanack-makers, to foretell s goud opinion of me and iny virtues, What weather we shall have.

For so you've pleas'd to style my innocent Din. Put up your sword.

be useful :
weakness,

[ine, Cler. Or turn it to a crutch; there't

may That what hath pass'd between Dinant and And live on the relation to your wife Or what now in your hearing he hath spoken, Of what a brave man you were once.

Beget not doubts or fears.
Din. And tell her,

Champ. I apprehend you ;
What a fine virtue 'tis in a young lady You think I will be jealous: As I live,
To give an old man pap.

Thou art mistaken, sweet! and, to confirmit, Cler. Or hire a surgeon.

Discourse with whom thou wilt, ride where To teach her to roll up your broken limbs. thou wilt,

Din. To make a poultice, and endure the Feast whom thou wilt, as often as thou wilt; Of oils, and nasty plasters. [scent For I will have no other guards upon thee Vert. Fy, sir, fy?

Than thine own thoughts. You that have stood alldangers, of all kinds, to Lum. I'll use this liberty Yield to a rival's scoff?

With moderation, sir.
Lum. Shed tears upon

[men. Beaup. I am resolv'd.
Your wedding-day? This is unmanly, geotle- Steal off'; I'll follow you.
Champ. They're tears of anger, Oh, that Champ. Come, sir, you droop :
I should live

Till you find cause, which I shall never give,
To play the woman thus! All-pow'rful Heav'n, Dislike not of your son-in-law,
Restore me, but one hour, that strength again Vert. Sir, you teach me
That I had once, to chastise in these men The language I should use: I am most happy
Their follies and ill manners; and that done, Iu being so near you. [Ere. Verdone und Beut.
When you please, I'll yield up the fort of life, Lum. Oh, my fears! Good Nurse,
And do it gladly:

Follow brother unobserv'd, and learn Cler. We ha' the better of him,

Which

way

he takes. We ha' made him cry.

Nurse. I will be careful, madam. [Erit. Verdone. You shall have satisfaction : Champ. Between us compliments are suAnd I will do it nobly, or disclaim me.

perfluous. Beaup. I say no more; you have a brother, On, gentlemen! Th’affront we have met here sister :

We'll think upon hereafter ; 'twere unfit This is your wedding-day, we're in the street, To cherish any thought to breed unrest, And howsoever they forget their honour, Or to ourselves, or to our guptial feast. 'Tis fit I lose not mine, by their example.

(Ereunt,

my

so,

shook too,

A crime I am not free from. For her mare
Enter Dinant and Cleremont.

riage,
Cler. We shall hare sport, ne'er fcar't. I do esteem it (and most bachelors are
Din. What sport, I prithee? [I long fort; Of my opinioni) as a fair protection,
Cler. Why, we must fight; 1 kuow it, and

To play the wanton without loss of honour. It was apparent in the fiery eve

Din. Would she make use ot't

I were Of young Verdone; Beaupre look'il pale and

most happy:

Cler. No more of this. Judge now wheFamiliar signs'of anger. They're both brave

The gift of prophecy.

[ther I have fellows,

counter Tried and approv'd, and I am proud to en

Enter Beurpre and V'erdone,
With meni, froin whom no honour can be lost; Brau. Monsieur Dinant,
They will play up to a man, and scubim out. I'ın glad w find you, sir.
Whene'er I go to thi' tield, Hear'ı keep me Din, I'm at your service.
from

Verdone. Good mousieur Cleremont, I The meeting of an unfieslı'd youth or coward! have long wish'd

The first, to get a naine, comes on too hot ; To be known better to you.
The coward is so swift in giving ground, Cler. My desires
There is no overtaking biv without

Embrace your wishes, sir.
A bunting nay, well breath'd too.

Bcau. Sir, I bave ever Din. All this while,

Esteem'd you truly noble, and profess You ne'er think on the danger.

I should have been most proud to've had the Cler. Why, 'tis no more

honour Than meeting of a dozen friends at supper, To call you brother, but my father's pleasure And drinking hard; mischiet' comes ibere Devied that happiness. I know, no man lives unlook'd for,

That can command his passions; and there I'm sure as sudden, and strikes home as often;

fore

guage For this we are prepar'd.

Dare not condemo the late intemperate lan. Din. Lamira loves

Ye were pleas'd to use to my father and my Her brother Beaupre dearly.

sister : Cler. What of that?

[what He's old, and she a woman ; Din. Aud should he call me to account for My honour does compel me to entreat you But now I spake', (nor can I with wine honour To do me the favour, with your sword, til Recant words) ibat liuleliope is lett me, å huile without the city.

meet me E'er to enjoy what (uext to iieav'nı) I long for, Din. You much honour me Is taken from me.

In the demand ; I'll gladly wait upon you. Cler. Why, what can you hope fors

Beau. Oh, sir, you reach me what to say, She being now married?

The time? Din. Oh, my Cluremont!

Din. With the next sun, if

you

think fit. To you all secrets of my heart lie open, Benu. The place ?

[the city. And I rest most secure that whatsoe'er

Din. Near to the vineyard, eastward from I lock up there, is as a private thought, Beau. I like it well. This gentleman, if and will no further wrong pe.

I am a

you please, Frenchman,

Will keep nie company. And for the greater partweare born courtiers; Cler. That is agreed on ; She is a woman, and however yet

And in my friend's behalt I will attend him. No heat of service had the power to melt Verdone. You shall not miss my service, ller frozen chastity, time and opportunity Beuu. Good day, gentlemen ! May work her to my ends; I confessillones, Din. At your commandment,

I must pursue 'em. Now her mar Cler. Proud to be your servants. In probability, will no way hurt, [riage,

[Ereunt Beaupre and Verdone. But rather help me.

I think there is no nation under beaven Cler. Sits the wiud there? Pray you tell me That cut their enemies' throats with complia How far off dwells your love from last?

mento, Din. Too bear;

And such fine trichs, as we do. If.

f you

have But prithee chide me pot.

Any few prayers to say, this night you may Cler. Not l; yo m, boy!

Call 'em to inind, and use 'em; for myseif, I've fuults myself, and will not reprehend As I have little to lose, my care is less;

I most sorry

And yet

6 I think there is no nation under heav'n
That cut their enemies' throuts with complitnent,

And such fine tricks, as we dir.) Moliere has a scene built upon the politeness of the French duellers, which is extremely like this. I mention it not as supposing that excellent writer to have copied from our Authors; but to show how adınirably the latter drew their charac ters; since in the portraits of Frenclımcı), they hit the very same masterly strokes with the greatest master of French Comedy, Seward.

So, till to-morrow morning I bequeath you And I most fortunate in such a friend.
To your devotions; and those paid, but use All tenderness and nice respect of woman
That noble courage I have seen, and we Be now far from me! Reputation, take
Shall fight, as in a castle.

A full possession of my heart, and prove Din. Thou’rt all hovour;

Honour the first place holds, the second Thy resolution would steel a coward,

love!

[Eveniet,

ACT II.
SCENE I.

Disguis’d, and if you have that power in hinna

As i presume you bare, it is in you
Enter Lamira and Charlotte,

To stay or alter hiin.
Lam. SLEEPS my lord still, Charlotte ? Lum. Have you learnt the place

Char. Not to be wak’d. [ceive Where they are to encounter?
By your ladyship’s cheerful looks, 1 weli per Nurse. Yes, 'tis where

{venth. That this night the good lord hath been The duke of Burgundy met Lewis the EleAt an unusual servicc; and no wonder

Lum, Enougi!; I will reward thee liberally. If he rests after it.

[Exit Nurse, Lam. You're very bold.

Go, bring him in.--Full dear I lov’d Dinant, Char. Your creature, madam, and, when While it was lawful; but those fires are you are pleas'd,

quench'd, Sadness to me's a stranger. Your good pardon I being now another's. Truth, forgive me, If I speak like a fool; I could have wish'd And let dissimulation be po crime, To have ta’en your place to-night, had bold Tho' most unwillingly I put it on, Dinant,

To guard a brother's safety !
Your first and most obsequious servant, tasted

Enter Dinant.
Those delicates, which, by his lethargy,
As it appears, have cloy'd my lord.

Din. Now, your pleasure.
Lam. No more!

Tho' ill you have deserv'd it, you perceive Char. I'm silenc'd, madam.

I'm still your fool, and cannot but obey Lam. Saw you my Nurse this morning? Whatever you command. Char. No, madain.

Lam. You speak as it Lam. I am full of fears. Who's that? You did repent it; and 'tis not worth my

[Knock within.

thanks then :Char. She you enquir’d for.

But there has been a time, in which you would Lam. Bring her in, and leave me.

Receive this as a favour.

[Erit Charlotte. Din. Hope was left then Now, Nurse, what news?

Of recompense,

Lum. Why, I am still Lamnira,
Enter Nurse.

And you Dinant, and 'tis yet in my power Nurse. Oh, lady, dreadful ones!

(I dare not say I'll put it into act) They are to fight this morning ; there's no To reward your love and service. remedy.

Din. There's some comfort. [fame, I saw my lord your brother, and Verdone, Lum. But think not that so low I prize my Take horse as I came by.

To give it up to any inan that refuses Lun. Where's Cleremont?

To buy it; or with danger of performance Nurse. I met him too, and mounted. Of what I shall enjoin hinLam. Where's Dinant:

Din. Name that danger Nurse. There's all the hope; I've staid (Be't of what horrid shape socver, lady) bim with a trick :

Which I will shrink at; only, at this instant, If I have done well, so.

Be speedy in't. Lam, What trick?

Lam. I'll put you to the trial: Nurse. I told him,

You shall not fight today, (d'you start at that?) Your ladyship laid your command upon him Not with my brother. I have heard your To attend you presently; and, to confirin it, difference; Gave him thering he oft hath seen you wear, Mine is no Jelen's beauty, to be purchas'd That you bestow'd on me. He waits without With blood, and so detended: If you look for

7 Enter Lamira and Charlotte.] I think it very clear, that this is the beginning of the second act: for a whole night is past since the last scene, and the players seem to have divided the acts as the end of the next scene, only to make them of a more equal length.

Scward, Though there is reason in what Mr. Seward says, and propriety in his variation (where fore we have adopted it), we are far from being clear that the old division was not Fletcher's.

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