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Cris. O IVPITER! Captaine, he'shall haue them now, presently: please you to be acceptiue, young 95 gentleman.

PYRG. Yes, fir, feare not; I shall accept: I haue a prettie foolish humour of taking, if you knew all.

Tvcc. Not now, you shall not take, boy.

Cris. By my truth, and earnest, but hee shall, 100 Captaine, by your leaue.

Tvcc. Nay, and a 'sweare by his truth, and earnest, take it boy: doe not make a gent’man forsworne.

Lict. Well, fir, there is your sword; but thanke master Minos: you had not carried it as you doe, else. 105

Tvcc. Minos is iust, and you are knaues, and-
LICT. What say you, fir?

Tvcc. Passe on, my good scoundrell, passe on, I honour thee: But, that I hate to haue action with such base rogues as these; you should ha' seene me vnrip 110 their noses now, and haue sent 'hem to the next barbers, to stitching: for, doe you fee-I am a man of humour, and I doe loue the varlets, the honeft varlets; they haue wit, and valour: and are indeed good profitable

errant rogues, as any liue in an empire. Doest 115 thou heare, POETASTER? fecond me. Stand vp (MINOS) close, gather, yet, so. Sir (thou shalt haue a quarter share, bee resolute) you shall, at my request, take MINOS by the hand, here, little Minos, I will haue it fo; all friends, and a health: Be not inexorable. And thou 120 shalt impart the wine, old boy, thou shalt do't, little Minos, thou shalt: make vs pay it in our phyficke. What? we must liue, and honour the gods, sometimes; now Bacchvs, now Comvs, now PRIAPVS: euery god, a

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little. What's he, that stalkes by, there? boy, PYRGvs, 125 you were best let him passe, sirrah; doe, ferret, let him passe, doe.

PYRG. 'Tis a player, sir.

Tvcc. A player ? Call him, call the lowsie flaue hither : what, will he faile by, and not once strike, or 130 vaile to a Man of warre? ha? doe you [304] heare? you, player, rogue, stalker, come backe here: no respect to men of worship, you flaue? What, you are proud, you rascall, are you proud ? ha? you grow rich, doe you? and purchase, you two-penny teare-mouth? you 135 haue fortune, and the good yeere on your fide, you stinkard? you haue? you haue?

Hist. Nay, sweet Captaine, be confin'd to some reason; I protest I saw you not, fir.

Tvcc. You did not? where was your fight, OEDIPVS? 140 you walke with hares eies, doe you? I'le ha’ 'hem glas'd rogue; and you say the word, they shall be glaz'd for you: come, we must haue you turne fiddler againe, slaue, 'get a base violin at your backe, and march in a tawnie coate, with one fleeue, to Goose-faire, and 145 then you'll know vs; you'll see vs then; you will, gulch, you will? Then, wil't please your worship to haue any musicke, Captaine?

Hist. Nay, good Captaine.

Tvcc. What, doe you laugh, Owleglas? death, you 150 perftemptuous varlet, I am none of your fellowes: I haue commanded a hundred and fiftie such rogues, I.

1. PYR. I, and most of that hundred and fiftie, haue beene leaders of a legion.

125 little. (Histrio passes by.] G, N 126 ferret] Leueret Q 128 2 Pyr. G 130 what, will] what'l Q 132 here ;-| Enter Histrio. / G Re-enter Histrio | N 135 you two-penny tearemouth?] om. 2 136 Fortune Q fortune W FORTUNE G, N 142 and) an' W an' G, N

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145 and) om. 1692, 1716, W, G 150 Howleglas Q, G, N . 153 1. Pyr.) 2 Pyr. G, N

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Hist. If I haue exhibited wrong, I'le tender satis- 155 fa&tion, Captaine. Tvcc. Sai'st thou so, honest vermine?

Giue me thy hand, thou shalt make vs a supper one of these nights.

Hist. When you please, by love, Captaine, most 160 willingly.

Tvcc. Doest thou 'sweare? to morrow then; say, and hold flaue. There are some of you plaiers honest gent’man-like scoundrels, and suspected to ha' some wit, as well as your poets; both at drinking, and breaking 165 of iests: and are companions for gallants. A man may skelder yee, now and then, of halfe a dozen shillings, or so. Doest thou not know that PANTALABVS there? Hist. No, I assure you, Captaine.

170 Tvcc. Goe, and bee acquainted with him, then; hee is a gent’man, parcell-poet, you flaue: his father was a man of worship, I tell thee. Goe, he pens high, loftie, in a new stalking straine; bigger then halfe the rimers i' the towne, againe: he was borne to fill thy mouth, 175 MINOTAVRVS, he was: hee will teach thee to teare, and rand, Rascall, to him, cherish his mufe, goe: thou haft fortie, fortie, shillings, I meane, stinkard, giue him in earnest, doe, he shall write for thee, flaue. If hee pen for thee once, thou shalt not need to trauell, with thy 180 pumps full of grauell, any more, after a blinde iade and a hamper : and stalke vpon boords, and barrell heads, to an old crackt trumpet

Hist. Troth, I thinke I ha' not so much about me, Captaine.

185 Tvcc. It's no matter : giue him what thou haft: Stiffe toe, l'le giue my word for the rest: though it lacke a shilling, or two, it skils not: Goe, thou art an

164 Gent'men-like 1692, 1716, W gentlemen-like G 164-6 and suspected . . . gallants.] om. Q 168 PANTALABVS] Caprichio Q 172 gentleman G 182–3 and stalke . . . trumpet-] om. 2 187 Stiffe toe] Paunch Q

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honest shifter, I'le ha’ the statute repeal'd for thee. MINOS, I (305) must tell thee, Minos, thou hast 190 deiected yon gent'mans fpirit exceedingly: do'st obserue? do'st note, little Minos?

MINO. Yes, sir.

Tvcc. Goe to then, raise; recouer, doe. Suffer him not to droop, in prospect of a player, a rogue, a 195 stager : put twentie into his hand, twentie, sesterces, I meane, and let no bodie see: goe, doe it, the worke shall commend it felfe, be MINOS, I'le pay.

MINO. Yes forsooth, Captaine.
2. Pyr. Doe not we ferue a notable sharke?

Tvcc. And what new matters haue you now afoot, sirrah? ha? I would faine come with my cockatrice one day, and see a play; if I knew when there were a good bawdie one: but they say, you ha' nothing but humours, reuells, and fatyres, that girde, and fart at 205 the time, you flaue.

Hist. No, I assure you, Captaine, not wee. They are on the other side of Tyber: we haue as much ribaldrie in our plaies, as can bee, as you would wish, Captaine: All the finners, i' the suburbs, come, and 210 applaud our action, daily.

Tvcc. I heare, you'll bring me o' the stage there; you'll play me, they say: I shall be presented by a fort of copper-lac't scoundrels of you: life of Plvto, and you stage me, stinkard; your mansions shall sweat 215 for't, your tabernacles, varlets, your Globes, and your Triumphs.

Hist. Not we, by PhæBVS, Captaine: doe not doe vs imputation without defert.

189 shifter] Twentie i' the hundred Q 191 gentleman's G 196 sefterces] Drachmes Q 200 [A side. G [To ist.] N 205 Humours, Revells, and Satyres 1640 Humours,' 'Revels,' and ‘Satires,' W HUMOURS, REVELS, and SATIRES G 'HUMOURS,

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TvcC. I wu' not, my good two-penny rascall: reach 220 mee thy neufe. Do'st heare? What wilt thou giue mee a weeke, for my brace of beagles, here, my little point-truffers? you shall ha' them act among yee. Sirrah, you, pronounce. Thou shalt heare him speake, in king Darivs dolefull straine.

225 1. Pyr. O dolefull dayes! O direfull deadly dump! O wicked world! and worldly wickednese! How can I hold my fist from crying, thump, In rue of this right rascall wretchednefje! TvCC. In an amorous vaine, sirrah, peace.

230 1. PYR. O, mee is wilder, and more hard, withall, Then beast, or bird, or tree, or stonie wall. Yet might see loue me, to vpreare her state: I, but perhaps, Mee hopes fome nobler mate. Yet might see loue me, to content her fire:

235 1, but her reason masters her desire. Yet might shee loue me as her beauties thrall: 1, but I feare, Mee cannot loue at all.

Tvcc. Now, the horrible fierce Souldier, you, firrah. 1. Pyr. What? will I braue thee? I, and beard thee too.

240 A roman spirit scornes to beare a braine, So full of base pufillanimitie. [306] DEMET. Hist. Excellent.

Tvcc. Nay, thou shalt see that, shall rauish thee anon: prick vp thine eares, stinkard: the Ghost, boies. 245

1. PYR. Vindi&ta. 2. Pyr. Timoria. 1. PYR. Vindi&ta. 2. PYR. Timoria. 1. PYR. Veni.

250 2. PYR. Veni.

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