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Pedro. There needs no fear.-Hail, reve I was ne'er so deserted ! Sure these woods are
Alin. Good even! [rend damies ! Only inhabited with rare dreams andwonders. What do
I would not be a knave again, a villainPedro. We would seek happier fortunes. Lord, how I loath it pow! for these know all, Rod. That little devil has main need of a And they would find me out.
Pedro. They're excellent women;
Rod. I would not be traitor,
And have these of any jury-How light I am,
And how my heart laughs now methinks
within me! Be constant, good; in faith be clear;
Now I am catechiz'd, I would ever dwell here, Fortune will wait ye every wlere.
For here's a kind of court of reformation: Pedro. Whither should we go? for we believe thy reverenice,
Had I been stubborn, friend
Pedro. They would have found it. And next obey.
Rod. And then they would have handled Alin. Go to Segovia;
me a new way; And there before the altar pay thy vows,
The devil's dunip had been danc'd then. Thy gifts, and pray'rs; unload thy heavivess;
Pedro. Let's away,
[handsomely, Tomorrow shed thy tears, and gain thy suit:
And do, their great commands, and do 'em Such bonest noble show'rs ve'er wanted fruit. Jul. Stand you out too? [To Roderigo.
Contrite, and true; for I believe, Roderigo, Rod. I shalí be hang’d, or whipp'd now;
And constantly believe, we shall be happy.
Rod. So you do well; fall edge or flat These know and these have pow'r.
o'my side, Jul. See how lie shakes!
All I can stayger at is the king's anger; • A secure conscience never quakes:
Which, it it come, I am prepar'd to meet it. Thou hast been ill, be so no more;
Pedro. The king has mercy, friend, as well A good retreat is a great store.
as justice. Thou hast commanded men of might;
And when you fall Command thyself,and then thou'rt right.
Rod. No more; I hope the faircstsi. Alin. Command thy will, thy foul desires;
(E.reunt. Put out and quench thy unwallow'd tires; Command thy mind,and make that
A blessing then thou mayst beget.
Curio. We've told ye what he is, what Will light upon thce. Say thy prayers;
time we've sought him,
His nature, and his wame; the seeming boy Thou hast as many sins as hairs. Thou art a captain, let thy men
Ye had here, how, and what; by your own!
relation Be honest, have good thoughts, and then
All circumstances we have clear'd; that the Thou mayst command, and lead io chiet;
duke sent him Yet thou art bloody, and a thiet.
We told ye how impossible (he knows hin Rod. What shall I do? I do confess.
That he is mad himselt, and therefore it Alin. Retire,
To be your prisoner, we dure swcar against it. And purge thee perfect in his fire:
Seb. Take liced, sir; be not inadder than His lite obscrve; live in his school,
you'd make bim! And then thou shalt put off the tool.
Tho' he be rash, and sudden (which is all his Jul. Pray at Segovia too, and give
wildness), Thy oif'rings up; repent, and live!
Take heed ye wrong hin pot: He is a gen[Musick.
tleman, Alin. Away, away! enquire no more:
And so must be restor'l and clear'd' in all Do this, ye're rich; else, fools, and poor.
The king shall be a judge else. What musick's this?
[Aside. Curio. 'Twas some trick [counterfeit, Jul. Retire; 'tis some neat joy, (wonder: That brought him bither; the boy and letter In honour of the king's great day. They Which shall appear, it ye dare now detain This comes in right to confirm their reverence. binu.
[ye, Away, away! let them admire; it makes Must. I dare not, sir, nor will not; I believe l'or our advantage. How the captain stakes! And will restore him up: Had I known sooner
H' had been a neighbour, and the man you Pedro. This was the musick.
speak bin, Rud. Yes, yes. How I sweat!
(Tho', as I live, be carried a wild seeming) so Nor longer here.] The variation proposed by Sympson.
51 And when you fall: No more.
My service and myself bad both attended How lamentably lie louks! hé bas had disciHów I have us'd him, let him speak. [him. I dare not let him know my pranks. (pline. Seb. Let's in, and visit bim;
Seb. 'Tis she sure. Then to the holy temple, there pay our du Curio. 'Tis certainly. And so we'll take our leaves.
Pedro. Ha! do I dazzle ? Must. l'll wait upon ye. [Ereunt. Rod. 'Tis the fair Alinda.
[in? Goo. What wonder stand these strangers SCENE VI.
Rod. Her woman by her! An altar prepared: Solenın musick. The same, sir, as I live. Enter Governor, Verdugo, Courtiers, Lu Alph. I had a daughter
stoo. dies, &c.
With such a fare once, such eyes, and nose
Ha, let me see! 'tis wondrous like Alinda. Gore. This to devotion sacred be; This to the king's prosperity;
Their devotion ended, I'll mark 'ein, and This to the queen,aud chastity. Musick.
And she had a filiy too that waited on her, Verd. These oblations first we bring
Just with such a favour: Do they keep goats To purge curselves; these to the king; To love and beauty these: Now sing.
Alin. Thus we kneel, and thus we pray Ladies. Holy altar, deign to take
A happy honour to this day!
Thus our sacrifice we bring
Jul. These of purple, damask, green,
Sacred to the virtuous queen,
Here we havy.
Alin. As these are now,
Forgive lis, Hear'ı, and levur friend! These torourselves our hopes, and loves, Rod. And happy fortune to us send !
Full of pinks, and lady-zloves, (fain, Pedro. To the king, honour, and all joy,
Of heart's-tase 53 too, which we would Long, and happy fro! annoy.
As we labour for, attain:
Hear me, leav'll, and as I bend,
Full of hope, some confort send !
Jul. Hear her, hear her! if there be Buih. And thousand bonours crown the A spotless sweetness, this is she. queen. [.llusick
Pedro, Now, Roderigo, staud.
Guv. Peliro ! poble Pedro!
Do not you know your friend?
Pedro. I know, and honour you.
Gov. Lady, this leave I'll crave, ('pray
be pot angry) And if I travel more, bang ine!
I will not long divide you. How happy, Pedro, For the king, and for the queen,
Would all tlie court te now; might they beThat they may be wise, and seen
bold thee, Iverer in the madman's iun!
Might they but see you thus, and thus en:For my daughter I would pray;
The king will be a joyful man, believe it,
Pedro. I'mn his bumble servant. —
wonder; Seb. A short and sweet meditation 52 ! What
One easy word from youare these here!
dlphi I dare say nothing;
My tonguc's a new tongue, sir, and knows - Enter Alinda und Juletta, like shepherds.
[thing; Alin. Hail to this sacred place!
Let her do what she please, I dare du noJul. They are all here, madam;
I have been damnu'd for doing. Will the No violence dare touch here; be secure!
king know hiin, My bilbo-master too? How got he loose That fellow there? will he respect and leoagain?
52 Meditation.] Probably the Author wrote mediation.
Jle has been look'd upon, they say; will he Rod. Ha! own him?
'Jul. And frights good people, Gov. Yes, certainly, and grace nim, erer Aud sends them to Segovia for their fortunes; honour bim,
(bimn. I am strange airs and excellent sweet voices; Restore bim every way; h'bas much lamented I'm any thing, to do her good, believe me. Alph. Is't your will too? This is the last She now recoverd, and her wishes crown'd, time of asking.
I am Juletta again ; 'Pray, sir, forgive me! Rod. I'm sure, none clse shall touch her, Alph. I dare not none else enjoy ber,
Do otherwise, for fear thou shouldst still If this, and this hold.
follow me: Alph. You had best begin
'Prithee be forgiren, and I prithee forgive The game then; I have no title in her;
me too. 'Pray take her, and dispatch her, and com And if any of you will marry hermend me to her,
Jul. No, I beseech you, sir; my mistress And let meget me home, and hope I'm sober: is my husband; Kiss, kiss; it must he thus. Stand up, Alinda; With her I'll dwell still: And when you play I am the wore child, and more need of bless Any more pranks, you know where to have You had a waiting-woman, one Juletta, (ing. Pedro. You know him, sir? [me. A pretty desperate thing, just such avotber Gov. Know him, and much lament him; As this sweet lady; we callid her Nimble The king's incens'd much, inuch, sir, I can 1 pray is this the party?
(chaps: Jui. No, indeed, sir,
Pedro. Noble Governor appears, She is at home: I am a little foot-boy,
Gor. But since he is your friend, and now That walk o' nights, and tright old gentle In honour of this day, and love to you, sir, Make 'em lose hats and cloaks. (men; I'll try the power I havė; to the pinch I'll Alph. And horses too?
again. Jul. Sometimes I do, sir; teach 'em the Here's my hand, Roderiyn, I'll set you fair, way thro' ditches,
uoses Rod. And here's mine, to be true and full And how to break their worships' shins and of service. Against old broken stiles and siúmps.
Gov. Your people too shall have their Alph. A fine art !
veneral pardons; I feel it in my bones yet.
We'll have all peace and love. Jul. I'ın a druin, sir,
sir ! Rod. All shall pray for you. A drum at midnight ; ran, tan, ta'n, tan, tan, Gom. To my bouse now, and suit you to D' you
take me for Juleta? I'm a page, sir, vour worths; That brought a letter from the duke of off with these weerls, and appear glorious: Medina
[other | Then to the priest that shall attend us here, To have ove signior Alphonso, (just such an And this he stiid Love's new and happy year! As your old worship) word for running Rod. The king's and queen's; iwo noble mad, sir:
[tect. Alas, you are mistaken.
To grace this day, two true loves at their Alph. Thou’rt the devil,
Alph. Well, weil, since wedding will codic And so tb'hast us'd me.
a icr woniny. Jul. I am any thing;
Give me some rosemary 54, and let's be going. An old woman, that tells fortunes
Ercunt. 54 Rosemary.] See note 33 on The Elder Brother.
The Commendatory Verses by Ilills and Gardiner ascribe this Play to Fletcher alone; those
hy Maine, to him and Beaumont. The Prologue speaks of but one author. This Comedy was first printed in the folio of 1647. We do not know of any alteration of it, or that it has been acted for many years.
PROLOGUE. To please you with this play, we fear, will be Or damsels, if they mark the watter thro', (So does the Author too) a mystery
May stumble on a foolish toy, or two, Sumewhat above our art; for all men's eyes, Will make 'em shew their teeth. 'Pray, for Ears, faiths, and judgments, are not of one For, to say truth, and not to flatter ye, (size. (That likely am your first man) do not take This is nor Comedy, nor Tragedy,
A distaste before you feel it; for ye may Nor History, nor any thing that may
When this is hiss'd to ashes, have a play, (Yet in a week) be made a perfect play: And here, to out-hiss this : Be patient then, Yet those that love to laugh; and those that My honour done, you're welcome, gentlethink
[drink, men! Twelve-pence goes further this way than in
PERSONS REPRESENTED. JULIO, a noble Gentleman, in love with Lelia. DRAWERS. ANGELO, Friend to Julio,
Servants. two Piso,
Frank, passionately in love with Jucomo. FREDERICK, Brother to Frank.
CLORA, Sister to Fabritio, a witty Cuit paJACOM(), an angry Captain, a Woman-hater,
nion to Frank. Fabritio, a merry Soldier, Friend to Jucom.
LELIA, a cunning wanton IVidow. FATHER to Leliu, un old poor Gentleman,
Piso. Méthinks, i would have her höhest
too, and handsome.
Lod. Yes, if I could have both; but siáce Lodovico. THE truth is, Piso, so she be a Wishes so near impossibilities, woman,
Let me have that that may be. And rich and wholesome, let her be of what Piso. If it were su, Condition and complexion it please,
I hope your conscience would not be so nice She shall please nie, I'nı sure: Those mien To siart at such a blessiag. are fools
Lod. No, believe ine, That make their eyes their choosers, not I do not think I should. their needs,
Piso. But thou wouetst be, Vul, li.
I do not doubt, upon the least suspicion, As thou art honest, which I dare not be,
Lest I despise myself. Farewell! [Erit.
Piso. Do you hear, my frieud? Sir! are For I believe those mad that seek vexations:
you not a setter A wife, tho' she be honest, is a trouble. For the fair widow here, of famous memory? Had I a wife as fair as Helen was,
Father. Ha! am I taken for a bawd? Oh,
I understand you not.
Lod. You love plain-dealing:
It may be, we would use it.
(dom. Piso. llere's a shilling,
(marry To strike a kvave withal: Thou liest, and
Ang. Why, how now, gentlemen ?
Fuiher. You are many: I shall meet you
[rumours ', Compar'd with whom thy mother was a sinThat dares give up his peace, and follow Farewell!
Ang. With a blow?
You were to blame to tempt a mat so far,
Piso. No, I think.
For inen may be mistaken: lil' bad swing'd
(thiuk, What think'st thou, thy way, of the widow Il' had serv'd us right. Beshrew my heart, I Lod. 'Faith, thou hast found out one, I We've done the gentlewoman as much wrong must confess, (woman, For hang me if I know her,
(too; Would stagger my best patience: From that In my particular. As I would bless myself from plagues and
Piso. Nor I. This 'tis to credit
I quicksands, Meu's idle tongues: I warrant they have said
Lod. Like enough.
[more From daring of a madman, or a drunkard, Ang. I see a beating now and then does From heresy, ill wine, and stumbling post Move and stir up a man's contrition horse,
night, Than a sharp sermon; bere probatum est. So would I pray each morning, and each
Enter Frederick and Sercanl.
Sero. What shall I tell
Fred. Tell her this;
'Till she be better conversation'd, ning
And leave her walking by herself, and whi-
As far from her as th' gallows.
[E.rit Sercant, Pll hear you any way; love me tho' thus, Ang. Who's that? Frederick ?
1 Follow humours.] The variation in the text was made in 1750. The whole conrersation is on the subject of report, for which rumour is synonymous, and consequently genuinc.