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Int. Where was she hid? Pal. In an old Botle-house, 50 Where they scrap'd trenchers; there her mother had
thrust her. Rut. You shall have time, Sir, to triumph on him, When this fine feate is done, and his Rud-Ironside.
Compasse. Pleasance. Lady. Ironside. Practise.
Polish. Chaire. Keepe. &c. Com. Was ever any Gentlewoman us'd So barbarously by a malitious Gossip, Pretending to be Mother to her too? Pol. Pretending! Sir, I am her Mother, and chal
lenge s A right, and power for what I have done. Com. Out,
Chang'd the poore innocent Infants in their Cradles :
bour-hood; But most this Lady. Did'st enforce an oath,
To this poore woman, on a pious booke, 15 To keepe close thy impiety. Pol. Ha' you told this?
Kee. I told it ? no, he knowes it, and much more, As he's a cunning man. Pol. A cunning foole,
52 [Exeunt. G
&c.] Scene VI. Another Room in the Same. Enter Compass, lady Loadstone, Practice, Polish, Chair, and Keep. G 12 this ? [Aside. G 15 [Aside to the Nurse. G
If that be all. Com. But now to your true daughter,
Pol. This's like all the rest of Mr. Compalle.
Enter to them running, Rut.
I' the Garden.
Rut. He thought to take possession of a fortune,
worme. IronSil. He is got out againe. The Knight is sav'd.
fide. Item. Iro. A little lows'd i' the water: Needle sav'd him. Needle, and Ite. The water sav'd him, 'twas a faire escape.
Interest-Rut. Nee. Ha' you no hurt ? Int. A little wet. Nee.
Int. That is a Quere of another time, sister,
Act . . . Rut.] Enter Rut running. G 7 Enter sir Diaphanous Silkworm, Ironside, Item, and Needle, leading in sir Moth Interest. G
20 Take off my hood and coat. And let me shake
My selfe a little. I have a world of busines. Placentia. Where is my Nephew Bias ? and his wife ?
Who bids God gi'hem joy? Here they both stand
As sure affianced, as the Parson, or words
Int. He shall receive ten thousand pounds to morrow.
But 'tis dispo'sd of, this, another way. 30 I have but one Neice, verely Compasse. Com. Ile find another. Varlet, doe
office. Var. I doe arrest your body, Sir Moath Interest, In the Kings name: At suite of Mr. Compalle,
And Dame Placentia his wife. The Action's entred,
Int. Heare you this,
Will give their Baile. Com. But yours will not be taken,
But not for such a summe, as is this Action.
Int. I would faine find it, if you'd shew me where.
22 Enter and Placentia. G
30 verely Compalle. verily [master] Compass. G 30 Enter a Serjeant. G
Silk. It is a terrible Action; more indeed,
Iro. Faith I will baile him, at mine owne apperill.
Sir Moath. Rut. He is not worth the Buckles
use of him.
Iro. Your Neices portion; in the right of his wife.
Int. I have assur'd one portion, to one Neice,
Pleafance I saw the Child, and you did give it me,
steps out. And put it i' my armes, by this ill token, You wishi'd me such another; and it cry'd.
Pra. The Law is plaine ; if it were heard to cry,
Com. And I will take the boldnesse, Sir, to doe it :
67 Enter Pleasance. G
Silk. Good faith this same is like to turne a busines.
Com. I ha' the right thred now, and I will keepe it.
Pol. I scorne to be prevented of my glories. 85 I plotted the deceit, and I will owne it.
Love to my Child, and lucre of the portion
This is my Daughter, and she hath had a Child 9o This day, (unto her shame, I now professe it.)
By this meere false-stick Squire Needle, but
Her to his deare friend, Mr. Bias; and him 95 Againe to her, by clapping of him on
With his free promise of ten thousand pound,
Pal. And I another. Pol. I should be
unnarurall To my owne flesh, and blood, would I not thanke him. 100 I thanke you Sir: and I have reason for it.
For here your true Neice stands, fine Mrs. Compalle. (Ile tell you truth, you have deserv'd it from me.) To whom you are by bond engag'd to pay,
The sixteene thousand pound, which is her portion, 105 Due to her husband, on her marriage-day. I speake the truth, and nothing but the truth.
Iro. You'll pay it now, Sir Moath, with interest ? You see the truth breaks out on every side of you.
Int. Into what nets of cous'nage am I cast
89 Daughter, [Points to Placentia.] G natural 1692, f
98 unnarurall] un