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Tvcc. Now, thunder, firrah, you, the rumbling plaier.

1. Pyr. I, but some bodie must crie (murder) then, in a small voice.

255 Tvcc. Your fellow-sharer, there, shall do't; Crie, firrah, crie.

1. PYR. Murder, murder.
2. PYR. Who calls out murder? lady, was it you?
Demet. Hist. O, admirable good, I protest.

260 Tvcc. Sirrah, boy, brace your drumme a little straighter, and doe the t'other fellow there, hee in the

-what sha' call him—and yet, stay too.
2. PYR. Nay, and thou dallies, then I am thy foe,
And feare Mall force, what friendship cannot win; 265
Thy death Mall burie what thy life conceales,
Villaine! thou diest, for more respecting her-

1. Pyr. O, say my Lord.
2. PYR. Then me: yet speake the truth, and I will

guerdon thee:
But if thou dally once againe, thou diest.

270 Tvcc. Enough of this, boy.

2. PYR. Why then lament therefore: damn'd be thy guts vnto king PLVTOES hell, and princely EREBvS; for fparrowes must haue foode.

Hist. 'Pray, sweet Captaine, let one of them doe a 275 little of a ladie.

Tvcc. O! he will make thee eternally enamour'd of him, there: doe, firrah, doe: 'twill allay your fellowes furie a little. 1. PYR. Master, mocke on: the scorne thou giuest me, 280

Pray love, fome lady may returne on thee.

254 1. Pyr.] 2 Pyr. G, N 262 straiter 1640, 1716, G, N 267 her] her, than me. O 272 d-n'd G

200 DEMET.) om. G Dem. and Hist. N
263 -and 'yet, stay' too. N
269 Then me : yet] Yet 2

275 Pray W+

274 food


2. PYR. No: you shall see mee doe the Moore: Master, lend mee your scarfe a little.

Tvcc. Here, 'tis at thy feruice, boy. 2. PYR. You, master Minos, harke hither a little. 285

They with-draw to make themselues ready. Tvcc. How do'st like him? art not rapt? art not tickled now? do'st not applaud, rascall? do'st not applaud ?

Hist. Yes: what will you aske for 'hem a weeke, Captaine?

290 Tvcc. No, you mangonizing flaue, I will not part from 'hem: you'll sell 'hem for enghles you: let's ha' good cheere to morrow-night at supper, stalker, and then wee'll talke, good capon, and plouer, doe you heare, sirrah? and doe not bring your eating plaier with you 295 there; I cannot away with him: He will eate a legge of mutton, while I am in my porridge, [307] the leane POLVPHAGVS, his belly is like Barathrum, he lookes like a mid-wife in mans apparell, the flaue. Nor the villanous-out-of-tune fiddler ÆNOBARBVS, bring not him. 300 What hast thou there? fixe and thirtie? ha?

Hist. No, here's all I haue (Captaine) some fiue and twentie. Pray, sir, will you present, and accommodate it vnto the gentleman: for mine owne part, I am a meere stranger to his humour: besides, I haue some 305 busineffe inuites me hence, with Master AsiNivs Lvovs, the tribune.

Tvcc. Well: goe thy waies: pursue thy proiects, let mee alone with this deffeigne; my POETASTER shall make thee a play, and thou shalt be a man of good 310 parts, in it. But stay, let mee fee: Doe not bring your Æsope, your politician; vnlesse you can ram vp his mouth with cloues: the slaue smells ranker then some fixteene dung-hills, and is feuenteene times more rot

282 No:] Now G 285 S.D.) Exeunt. Q [Exit with Minos, to make himself ready. G [Exit with Minos. N 292 ingles N 312 Father Æsope Q

ten: Mary, you may bring FRISKER, my zany: Hee's 315
a good skipping swaggerer; and your fat foole there,
my MANGO, bring him too: but let him not begge
rapiers, nor scarfes, in his ouer-familiar playing face,
nor rore out his barren bold iefts, with a tormenting
laughter, betweene drunke, and drie. Doe you heare, 320
stiffe-toe? Giue him warning, admonition, to forsake
his fawcy glauering grace, and his goggle eie: it does
not become him, sirrah: tell him so. I haue stood vp
and defended you I, to gent’men, when you haue beene
said to prey vpon pu’nees, and honest citizens, for socks, 325
or buskins: or when they ha' call'd you vsurers, or
brokers, or said, you were able to helpe to a peece of
flesh— I haue sworne, I did not thinke fo. Nor that
you were the common retreats for punkes decai'd i’
their practice. I cannot beleeue it of you—

Hist. 'Thanke you, Captaine: IvPITER, and the rest
of the gods confine your moderne delights, without dis-

Tvcc. Stay, thou shalt see the Moore, ere thou goest: what's he, with the halfe-armes there, that salutes 335 vs out of his cloke, like a motion? ha?

Hist. O, fir, his dubblet's a little decaied; hee is otherwise a very simple honest fellow, fir, one DEMETRIVS, a dresser of plaies about the towne, here; we haue hir'd him to abuse HORACE, and bring him in, in a play, with 340 all his gallants: as, TIBVLLVS, MECENAS, CORNELIVS GALLVS, and the rest.

Tvcc. And: why so, stinkard ?

Hist. O, it will get vs a huge deale of money (Captaine) and wee haue need on't; for this winter 345 ha's made vs all poorer, then so many staru'd snakes: No bodie comes at vs; not a gentleman, nor a 315 Friskin 2 321 stiffe-toe) Rascall Q

324 gentlemen G 323-330 I haue . you-] om. O 331 'Thanke you] Yes Q 335 goest. — | Enter Demetrius at a distance. | G halfe-armes arms N 338 otherways N


Tvcc. But, you know nothing by him, doe you, to make a play of?

Hist. Faith, not much, Captaine: but our Author 350 will deuile, that, that shall serue in some fort.

Tvcc. Why, my Parnassvs, here, shall helpe him, if thou wilt: Can thy Author doe it impudently enough?

Hist. O, I warrant you, Captaine, and spitefully 355 inough too; hee ha's one of the most ouer-flowing ranke wits, in Rome. He will slander any man that breathes, if he disgust him. (308] Tvcc. I'le know the poore, egregious, nitty rascall, and he haue these commendable qualities, I'le 360 cherish him (stay, here comes the Tartar) I'le make a gathering for him, I: a purse, and put the poore flaue in fresh rags. Tell him so, to comfort him: well said, boy. The boy comes in on Minos Moulders, who stalkes, as he acts.

2. PYR. Where art thou, boy? where is CALIPOLIS? 365 Fight earth-quakes, in the entrailes of the earth, And easterne whirle-windes in the hellish Mades: Some foule contagion of th’infected heauens Blast all the trees; and in their curfed tops The dismall night-rauen, and tragicke owle

370 Breed, and become fore-runners of my fall.

Tvcc. Well, now fare thee well, my honest pennybiter: Commend me to feuen-shares and a halfe, and remember to morrow if you lacke a seruice, you shall play in my name, rascalls, but you shall buy your 375 owne cloth, and I'le ha’ two shares for my countenance. Let thy author stay with mee.

DEME. Yes, sir.

351 deuise,

sort.] deuise inough: Q 357 ranke) villanous Q 363 him.

[Demetrius comes forward. G, N Re-enter Minos, with 2. Pyrgus on his shoulders, and stalks backward and forward, as the boy acts. Re-enter Minos, with 2nd Pyrgus on his shoulders, and stalks as the boy acts. N 364 S.D.] om. 2 367 the] om. N 377 [Exit Histrio. G, N

Tvcc. 'Twas well done, little MINOS, thou didst stalke well; forgiue me that I said thou stunkst, Minos: 380 'twas the fauour of a poet, I met sweating in the street, hangs yet in my nostrills.

Tvcc. I; he, do'st thou know him?

Cris. O, he forsooke me most barbarously, I pro- 385 test.

Tvcc. Hang him fustie fatyre, he smells all goate; hee carries a ram, vnder his arme-holes, the slaue: I am the worse when I see him. Did not Minos impart?

CRIS. Yes, here are twentie drachmes, he did 390 conuey.

Tvcc. Well said, keepe 'hem, wee'll share anon; come, little Minos.

Cris. Faith, Captaine, I'le be bold to fhew you a mistris of mine, a jewellers wife, a gallant, as we goe 395 along

Tvcc. There spoke my Genius. Minos, some of thy eringoes, little Minos; fend: come hither, ParNASSVS, I must ha' thee familiar with my little locust, here, 'tis a good vermine, they say. See, here's HOR- 400 ACE, and old TREBATIVS, the great lawier, in his companie; let's auoid him, now: He is too well seconded.

390 here

387 Satyr 1692+ 389 [A side to Crispinus. G, N are) here's Q 400 say. Exeunt. Finis Actus Tertij. Q (Horace and Trebatius pass over the stage.] G, N 400-403 See, ... seconded.) om. 2 403 Exeunt. G, N

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