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Sub. Y'are tyrannous still.
Face. Strict for my right.


Enter Dor. How now, Dol? Hast told her. The Spanish count will come?

Dol. Yes; but another is come You little look'd for.

Face. Who's that?

Dol. Your master;
The master of the house.

Sub. How, Dol !

Face. She lies.
This is some trick. Come, leave your quibblings,

Dol. Look out and see.
Sub. Art thou in earnest ?

Dol. 'Slight!
Forty o' the neighbours are about him, talking.

Face. 'Tis he by this good day.

Dol. 'Twill prove an ill day
For some of us.

Face. We are undone, and taken.
Dol. Lost I'm afraid.

Sub. You said he would not come
While there died one a week, within the liberties.

Face. No; 'twas within the walls.
Sub. What shall we do now, Face ?

Face. Be silent; not a word, if he call or knock. I'll into mine old shape again, and meet him,


Of Jeremy the butler. l' the mean time,
Do you two pack up all the goods and purchase,
That we can carry i’ the two trunks. I'll help him
Off for to-day, if I cannot longer; and then, 740
At night, I'll ship you both away to Ratcliff,
Where we'll meet to-morrow, and there we'll share.'
Let Mammon's brass and pewter keep the cellar-
We'll have another time for that.



A Street. Enter Lovewit and Neighbours.

Has there been such resort, say you?

1 Nei. Daily, sir.
2 Nei. And nightly too.
3 Nei. Ay, some as brave as lords.
4 Nei. Ladies and gentlewomen.
5 Nei. Citizens wives, and knights in coaches,
2 Nei. Yes, and oyster-women.
i Nei. Beside other galla nts.
3 Nei. Sailor's wives.
4 Nei. Tobacco-men,
5 Nei. Another Pimlico !

Love. What should my knave advance, “ To draw this company? He hung out no banners “ Of a strange calf, with five legs, to be seen? " Or a huge lobster, with six claws?



“ 6 Nei. No, sir. 3

Nei. We had gone in then, sirs “ Love. He has no gift “ Of teaching i' the nose, that e'er I knew of, “ You saw no bills set up that promis'd cure Of agues, or the tooth-ach?

2 Nei. No such thing, sir. “ Love. Nor heard a drum struck, for baboons, or

puppets ? 5 Nei. Neither, sir.” Love. What device should he bring forth now? I love a teeming wit as I love my nourishment. Pray, Heav'n, he ha' not kept such open house, That he hath sold my hangings and my bedding ; I left him nothing else. If he have eat them, A plague o' the mouth, say I. " Sure he has got “ Some bawdy pictures, to call all this gang. When saw you him?

1 Nei. Who, sir ? Jeremy?

2 Nei. Jeremy, butler ?
We saw him not this month.

Love. How!
4 Nei. Not these five weeks, sir.
6 Nei. These six weeks, at the least.
Love. Y' amaze me, neighbours !

5 Nei. Sure, if your worship know not where he is, He's slipp'd away.

41 6 Nei. Pray, Heav'n, he be not made away. (He knocks. Love. Ha ! It is no time to question, then, 6 Nei, About

Some three weeks since, I heard a doleful cry,
As I sat up, a mending my wife's stockings.

Love. This's strange, that none will answer!
Didst thou hear
A cry, say'st thou ?

6 Nei. Yes, sir, like unto a man That had been strangled an hour, and could not speak. 2 Nei. I heard it too, just this day three weeks at

two o'clock Next morning.

Love. These be miracles, or you make 'em so. A man an hour strangled, and could not speak, And both you

heard him cry! 3 Nei. Yes, downward, sir. Love. Thou art a wise fellow. Give me thy hand,


thee. What trade art thou ? 3 Nci. A smith, an't please your worship. 60.

. Love. A smith! then lend me thy help to get this

door open.

3 Nei. That I will, presently, sir ;

but fetch my tools.

[Exit. 1 Nei. Sir, best to knock again, afore you break it.

Enter FACE.
Love. I will.
Face. What mean you, sir?
All Nei. Oh, here's Jeremy!
Face. Good sir, come from the door.
Love. Why, what's the matter?

Face. Yet farther ; you are too near yet.
Love. I'the name of wonder, what means the fellow?
Face. The house, sir, has been visited.
Love. Stand thou then farther.
Face. No, sir, I had it not.

Love. Who had it then? I left
None else but thee i' the house.

Face. Yes, sir, my fellow,
The cat that kept the buttery, had it on her
A week before I spied it; but I got her
Convey’d'away i' the night. And so I shut
The house up for a month-

80 Love. How !

Face. Purposing then, sir,
T' have burnt rose-vinegar, treacle, and tar,
And ha’madeit sweet,thatyou should ne'er haʼknown it.
Because I knew the news would but afflict you, sir.

Love. Why, this is stranger !
The neighbours tell me all here, that the doors
Have still been open-

Face. How, sir !

Love. Gallants, men, and women,
And of all sorts, tag-rag, been seen to flock here
In threaves, these ten weeks, as to a second hog's-den,
In days of Pimlico and Eye-bright.

Face. Sir,
Their wisdoms will not say so!

Love. To-day, they speak
Of coaches and gallants ; one in a French hood
Went in they tell me; and another was seen

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