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au> BEN JONSON'S PLAYS.10/04/01*END* This Project Gutenberg Etext was prepared by: Amy E Zelmer <a." and dedicating his first dramatic success. prose. He was thus nearly ten years Shakespeare's junior.] [Project Gutenberg is a TradeMark and may not be used in any sales of Project Gutenberg Etexts or other materials be they hardware or software or any other related product without express permission. "All that I am in arts. and there the poet laid the solid foundations of his classical learning. THE ALCHEMIST BY BEN JONSON. acknowledging that to him he owed." When a mere youth Jonson enlisted as a soldier. whence he migrated to England. satire.com> Sue Asscher <asschers@dingoblue. a writer of verse. he became by his own account in time exceedingly bulky. . the first literary dictator and poet-laureate. and Jonson was for a time apprenticed to the trade. though Fuller says that he was "statutably admitted into St. Jonson's birthplace was Westminster.zelmer@cqu. "having been cast into prison and forfeited. and as such his strong personality assumes an interest to us almost unparalleled. Jonson's father lost his estate under Queen Mary." to him.com [Portions of this header are copyright (C) 2001 by Michael S.net.] *END THE SMALL PRINT! FOR PUBLIC DOMAIN ETEXTS*Ver. Ben Jonson came of the stock that was centuries after to give to the world Thomas Carlyle. by their favour. please contact Michael Hart at: hart@pobox. for Jonson's grandfather was of Annandale. but was later "Master of Arts in both the universities. over the Solway. But Jonson did not profit even by this slight advantage." He tells us that he took no degree. not his study. a wright or bricklayer. and the time of his birth early in 1573.If you are interested in contributing scanning equipment or software or other items. but died a month before his illustrious son was born. at least in his age. Jonson always held Camden in veneration. INTRODUCTION THE greatest of English dramatists except Shakespeare. Jonson was a large and raw-boned lad. if a trifle better born. trailing his pike in Flanders in the protracted wars of William the Silent against the Spanish. In chat with his friend William Drummond of Hawthornden. It is doubtful whether Jonson ever went to either university. "Every Man in His Humour. As a youth he attracted the attention of the famous antiquary. all that I know. John's College. His mother married beneath her.edu. leaving his widow and child in poverty. Cambridge. and criticism who most potently of all the men of his time affected the subsequent course of English letters: such was Ben Jonson. Hart and may be reprinted only when these Etexts are free of all fees.au> Robert Prince <rkp277@msn." He entered the church. William Camden. then usher at Westminster School. and less well off.
In a letter to Alleyn." In the next August Jonson was in collaboration with Chettle and Porter in a play called "Hot Anger Soon Cold. though still in needy circumstances. while later. 9d. Jonson returned from abroad penniless. certainly his prowess lost nothing in the telling. combative. for he borrowed 4 pounds of Henslowe. is proved by the entries in Henslowe of at least three tragedies. now lost. Henslowe advanced 20s. That Jonson was at work on tragedy. like Shakespeare. and Greene." Jonson's reach may have made up for the lack of his sword." it appears that Jonson." a species of theatrical account book which has been handed down to us. dated September 26 of that year. Edward Alleyn. of the same year. he had killed his adversary which had hurt him in the arm and whose sword was ten inches longer than his. as no known tragedy of Jonson from so early a date has come down to us. "Satiromastix. The daughter died in infancy." a matter of some surprise.accords to Ben Jonson a place as one of "our best in tragedy. for some years he lived apart from her in the household of Lord Albany. Yet two touching epitaphs among Jonson's "Epigrams. Soon after he married. In 1593. Shakespeare already had the running to himself. . Jonson. being appealed to the fields. Latin. and range from August 1599 to June 1602. almost as early and quite as imprudently as Shakespeare. on his return to Henslowe. Marlowe made his tragic exit from life." But all of these came later. In 1592. Obviously Jonson was brave. in which he had a hand. another son grew up to manhood little credit to his father whom he survived.Jonson told how "in his service in the Low Countries he had." printed in 1598. on the same day on account of his "share" (in what is not altogether clear). the exploiter of several troupes of players. 1597. paying back 3s. and for his mention therein of a dozen plays of Shakespeare by title -. July 28. We know nothing beyond this of Jonson's domestic life. Returning to the autumn of 1598. and taken opima spolia from him. Jonson appears first in the employment of Philip Henslowe. From allusions in Dekker's play. yet honest". and father-in-law of the famous actor. manager. in the face of both the camps. began life as an actor." and "Richard Crookback. as no mere tyro would be thus paid in advance upon mere promise. These are "Page of Plymouth.well known for his "Comparative Discourse of our English Poets with the Greek." and how "since his coming to England." "On my first daughter. however. an event now happened to sever for a time Jonson's relations with Henslowe. From entries in "Henslowe's Diary." All this points to an association with Henslowe of some duration. and not averse to talking of himself and his doings. to him "upon a book which he showed the plot unto the company which he promised to deliver unto the company at Christmas next." and "On my first son. and Italian Poets. Henslowe writes: "I have lost one of my company that hurteth me greatly. How soon Jonson drifted into what we now call grandly "the theatrical profession" we do not know. had preceded Marlowe in an equally miserable death the year before. had begun to receive recognition. and that he "ambled in a leather pitch by a play-wagon" taking at one time the part of Hieronimo in Kyd's famous play." By the beginning of 1598. of Scotland." "King Robert II. Shakespeare's other rival on the popular stage. "The Spanish Tragedy." attest the warmth of the poet's family affections. on December 3. Francis Meres -. we know that Jonson was connected with the Admiral's men. killed an enemy. He told Drummond curtly that "his wife was a shrew. the son of the plague.
one of Jonson's extant comedies. The evidence of this is contained in the list of actors prefixed to the comedy in the folio of Jonson's works. It is fair to Jonson to remark however. certain it is that "Every Man in His Humour" was accepted by Shakespeare's company and acted for the first time in 1598. "The Case is Altered. Whether this story is true or not. tried. and. as it was called. Duelling was a frequent occurrence of the time among gentlemen and the nobility. read the play himself. though not susceptible of proof in a court of law. save for the satirising of Antony Munday in the person of Antonio Balladino and Gabriel Harvey as well. it was an impudent breach of the peace on the part of a player. the benefit of clergy. that his adversary appears to have been a notorious fire-eater who had shortly before killed one Feeke in a similar squabble. is perhaps the least characteristic of the comedies of Jonson. "Every Man in His Humour" was an immediate success. Jonson might have been hanged for this deed. but in the ideals of romantic love which Shakespeare had already popularised on the stage. Rachel. in which Shakespeare was a prominent shareholder." but one never claimed by him or published as his. and for it Jonson was duly arraigned at Old Bailey. must certainly have preceded "Every Man in His Humour" on the stage. not among the classics. Jonson offered his services as a playwright to Henslowe's rivals. and with it Jonson's reputation as one of the leading dramatists of his time was established once and for all. and at once accepted it." for Tyburn. While in jail Jonson became a Roman Catholic. for he is slain in Hogsden fields by the hands of Benjamin Jonson. although in other respects "The Case is Altered" is not a conspicuous play. and he received only a brand of the letter "T." It is a thought to give one pause that. Jonson never again produced so fresh and lovable a feminine personage as Rachel." Indeed.that is Gabriel [Spencer]. This duel is the one which Jonson described years after to Drummond. narrates that Jonson had submitted the manuscript of "Every Man in His Humour" to the Chamberlain's men and had received from the company a refusal. but for the ancient law permitting convicted felons to plead. that Shakespeare called him back. The former play may be described as a comedy modelled on the Latin plays of Plautus. because Shakespeare's name stands first in the list of actors and the elder Kno'well first in the dramatis personae. But the pretty story of the beggar-maiden. and we have just learned that he was already reputed one of "our best in tragedy. The circumstance that the poet could read and write saved him. that Shakespeare took that particular part." The last word is perhaps Henslowe's thrust at Jonson in his displeasure rather than a designation of his actual continuance at his trade up to this time. bricklayer. A tradition of long standing. in fact. and convicted. in disgrace with Henslowe and his former associates. (It combines. The order of a list of Elizabethan players was generally that of their importance or priority as shareholders in the company and seldom if ever corresponded to the list of characters. 1616. This could have been by no means Jonson's earliest comedy. But it is a mistake to infer. . situations derived from the "Captivi" and the "Aulularia" of that dramatist). On his release. with Shakespeare taking a part. but he returned to the faith of the Church of England a dozen years later. Jonson found. on his left thumb. the Lord Chamberlain's company. He was sent to prison and such goods and chattels as he had "were forfeited. and her suitors.
and set himself to do something different. Jonson was neither in this. As to plot. particularly when we remember that many of Jonson's notions came for a time definitely to prevail and to modify the whole trend of English poetry. John Lyly. placing these typified traits in juxtaposition in their conflict and contrast." The play is admirably written and each character is vividly conceived. so to speak. in a word. as his name indicates. but we should enjoy the same licence. or free power to illustrate and heighten our invention as they [the ancients] did. As Jonson has been much misrepresented in this matter." "Every Man in His Humour" is written in prose." such matters as the unities of time and place and the use of chorus): "I see not then. all to run one way. and Wordsworth much later. a coward. Brainworm's humour is the finding out of things to the end of fooling everybody: of course he is fooled in the end himself. struck the spark of comedy. his first great comedy (nor in any other play that he wrote). it is more than most ridiculous. Jonson believed that there was a professional way of doing things which might be reached by a study of the best examples." But continuing. and this view is not unjustified. it tells little more than how an intercepted letter enabled a father to follow his supposedly studious son to London. and not be tied to those strict and regular forms which the niceness of a few. He says as to the laws of the old comedy (meaning by "laws." Jonson's comedy of humours. or the three-piled ruff. his spirits. The cable hat-band. in character by which "Some one peculiar quality Doth so possess a man. Ben Jonson had theories about poetry and the drama. and there observe his life with the gallants of the time. and he was neither chary in talking of them nor in experimenting with them in his plays. In their confluctions. The real quality of this comedy is in its personages and in the theory upon which they are conceived. should affect a humour! O. according to Jonson. who are nothing but form. Even the word "humour" seems to have been employed in the Jonsonian sense by . urging that English drama return to a slavish adherence to classical conditions. Bobadill's humour is that of the braggart who is incidentally. that is. an author to reckon with. But it was not Jonson's theories alone that made the success of "Every Man in His Humour. To confine our attention to the drama. a novel practice which Jonson had of his predecessor in comedy. a supine classicist. like Dryden in his time. A yard of shoe-tie. Downright. is "a plain squire". let us quote his own words as to "humour. was a bias of disposition. and with delightfully comic effect." A humour. Jonson is careful to add: "But that a rook by wearing a pied feather. is commonly regarded as an epoch-making play. and his powers. and. or the Switzers knot On his French garters. and the first and most striking thing that he evolved was his conception and practice of the comedy of humours. conceived of stage personages on the basis of a ruling trait or passion (a notable simplification of actual life be it observed in passing). would thrust upon us. that it doth draw All his affects. he believed in restraint and precedent in art in opposition to the prevalent ungoverned and irresponsible Renaissance spirit. Jonson objected to the amateurishness and haphazard nature of many contemporary plays." probably first acted late in the summer of 1598 and at the Curtain. and he found these examples for the most part among the ancients. First of all Jonson was a classicist."Every Man in His Humour. and with a firm touch based on observation of the men of the London of the day. This makes Jonson. a warp.
Despite his many real virtues. "Humour Out of Breath. but as a satirical picture of the manners of the time. was to raise the dramatic lampoon to an art. the critical or generally satiric. that is. Scotch. Pistol. levelled at abuses and corruptions in the abstract. and to this may be added his selfrighteousness." a satire in regular form after the manner of the ancients by John Marston.there had been nothing like Jonson's comedy since the days of Aristophanes. The method of personal attack by actual caricature of a person on the stage is almost as old as the drama. "Every Man Out of His Humour" is the first of three "comical satires" which Jonson contributed to what Dekker called the poetomachia or war of the theatres as recent critics have named it." like the two plays that follow it. we turn a new page in Jonson's career. in short. Welsh. epigrams of . apparently to Jonson. Bardolph. This play as a fabric of plot is a very slight affair. So are the captains." Fletcher later.Chapman before Jonson's use of it." returned to the title in closing the cycle of his comedies in "The Magnetic Lady or Humours Reconciled." and Jonson. vituperation. it is no wonder that Jonson soon involved himself in literary and even personal quarrels with his fellow-authors. of dress.as a realisation. Dame Quickly. and Irish of "Henry V. contained in "The Scourge of Villainy." and Malvolio especially later. "Every Man in His Humour. and the rest. Jonson's comedy merited its immediate success and marked out a definite course in which comedy long continued to run. of the classical ideal of comedy -.. whether in "Henry IV. proceeding by means of vivid caricature. None the less. and is the oldest and most persistent species of comedy in the language. except of late. and the personal. contains two kinds of attack." or in "The Merry Wives of Windsor. Indeed." all are conceived in the spirit of humours. It was not Jonson's fault that many of his successors did precisely the thing that he had reprobated." Chapman wrote "A Humourous Day's Mirth. it is his arrogance. To mention only Shakespeare's Falstaff and his rout. There was an anonymous play called "Every Woman in Her Humour. and in English drama this kind of thing is alluded to again and again." Day. if there is one feature more than any other that distinguishes Jonson. couched in witty and brilliant dialogue and sustained by that righteous indignation which must lie at the heart of all true satire -. or cut of beard. a fellow playwright. by Shakespeare's company once more at the Globe. "The Humourous Lieutenant. Jonson's contemporaries. in which specific application is made of all this in the lampooning of poets and others. though Shakespeare never employed the method of humours for an important personage. On the other hand." to mention no other examples. degrade "the humour: into an oddity of speech. and make out of a casual burlesque and bit of mimicry a dramatic satire of literary pretensions and permanency. subsequent friend and collaborator of Jonson's. besides "Every Man Out of His Humour." With the performance of "Every Man Out of His Humour" in 1599. The circumstances of the origin of this 'poetomachia' are far from clear. The origin of the "war" has been referred to satirical references. an eccentricity of manner. and those who have written on the topic. With the arrogant attitude mentioned above and his uncommon eloquence in scorn. What Jonson really did. Aristophanes so lampooned Euripides in "The Acharnians" and Socrates in "The Clouds. and invective. especially under criticism or satire. the comedy of humours itself is only a heightened variety of the comedy of manners which represents life. viewed at a satirical angle. have not helped to make them clearer.
In "Every Man in His Humour" there is certainly a caricature of Samuel Daniel. and translator. but chronologer to the City of London.. Jonson's own statement of the matter to Drummond runs: "He had many quarrels with Marston." Carlo Buffone was formerly thought certainly to be Marston. and 100) variously charging "playwright" (reasonably identified with Marston) with scurrility. Chrisogonus. not pageant-poet. translator of romances and playwright as well. Here at least we are on certain ground. So one time at a tavern Sir Walter Raleigh beats him and seals up his mouth (that is his upper and nether beard) with hard wax. poor but proud. of the time" (Joseph Hall being by his own boast the first.a perpetual talker and made a noise like a drum in a room. These men held recognised positions to which Jonson felt his talents better entitled him. though the dates of the epigrams cannot be ascertained with certainty. "Histriomastix.Jonson have been discovered (49. and companion of men of fashion. As to the personages actually ridiculed in "Every Man Out of His Humour. cowardice." and elsewhere as the grand scourge or second untruss [that is. Jonson's literary rivalry of Daniel is traceable again and again." Daniel under the characters Fastidious Brisk and Hedon. and contemptuous of the common herd. and that. See also his earlier work." 1892. wrote his "Poetaster" on him. In "The Case is Altered" there is clear ridicule in the character Antonio Balladino of Anthony Munday. in the entertainments that welcomed King James on his way to London. scurrilous. As to Jonson's personal ambitions with respect to these two men. in the masques at court. and Marston's work being entitled "The Scourge of Villainy"). 68. pageant-poet of the city. but in these last we venture on quagmire once more. seems rather a complimentary portrait of Jonson than a caricature. sonneteer. satirist]. jester] in "Every Man in His Humour" ['sic']. beat him. Hart in "Notes and Queries. "The War of the Theatres." and "Cynthia's Revels. From him Ben Jonson takes his Carlo Buffone ['i. 1906. the beginning[s] of them were that Marston represented him on the stage. of whom gossipy and inaccurate Aubrey relates that he was "a bold impertinent fellow. has been regarded as the one in which Jonson was thus "represented on the stage". they were hence to him his natural enemies." Is it conceivable that after all Jonson was ridiculing Marston.'. he came soon to triumph over . and profane jester. C. although the personage in question. and in the pastoral drama. accepted poet of the court. We are on sounder ground of fact in recording other manifestations of Jonson's enmity. Penniman in "Belles Lettres Series" shortly to appear." a play revised by Marston in 1598. on the accession of the new king. and the excellent contributions to the subject by H." and in his edition of Jonson. and plagiarism. and took his pistol from him. satirist. and that the point of the satire consisted in an intentional confusion of "the grand scourge or second untruss" with "the scurrilous and profane" Chester? We have digressed into detail in this particular case to exemplify the difficulties of criticism in its attempts to identify the allusions in these forgotten quarrels.. a poet. as he was described as "a public. and the principals of the quarrel are known. Munday as Puntarvolo and Amorphus. Apparently we must now prefer for Carlo a notorious character named Charles Chester. It seems almost certain that he pursued both in the personages of his satire through "Every Man Out of His Humour. it is notable that he became.e."* [footnote] *The best account of this whole subject is to be found in the edition of "Poetaster" and "Satiromastrix" by J. H.
and a picturesqueness of speech like that of a walking dictionary of slang. that when Dekker was engaged professionally. It adds to our wonder that this difficult drama should have been acted by the Children of Queen Elizabeth's Chapel. According to the author's own account. "Cynthia's Revels. the offending poetaster. by the Children of the Chapel in 1601. "Poetaster" is planned to lead up to the ludicrous final scene in which.Daniel as the accepted entertainer of royalty. While hardly more closely knit in structure than its earlier companion pieces. interpreted as Lodge or. more perilously. and impossible than "Every Man Out of His Humour. Dekker-Demetrius. and while much of the caricature is admirable. he was at ." a dramatic attack upon himself. Captain Tucca." the second "comical satire. to write a dramatic reply to Jonson. Raleigh. who died before he was thirteen. is made to throw up the difficult words with which he had overburdened his stomach as well as overlarded his vocabulary. Crites. here assuredly Marston. some of whom (as we know) had been literally kidnapped to be pressed into the service of the theatre and whipped to the conning of their difficult parts." One of the most diverting personages in Jonson's comedy is Captain Tucca. Another of these precocious little actors was Salathiel Pavy. altogether plausibly. Him Jonson immortalised in one of the sweetest of his epitaphs. as a play." It has been held. like Asper-Macilente in "Every Man Out of His Humour." acted. traduce. or detract the person or writings of Quintus Horatius Flaccus [Jonson] or any other eminent man transcending you in merit. after a device borrowed from the "Lexiphanes" of Lucian. elaborate. that he should thus have befriended and tenderly remembered these little theatrical waifs. "His peculiarity" has been well described by Ward as "a buoyant blackguardism which recovers itself instantaneously from the most complete exposure. this play was written in fifteen weeks on a report that his enemies had entrusted to Dekker the preparation of "Satiromastix." and he amplified him." was acted in 1600. and the persons revert at times to abstractions. and Asotus (the prodigal). once more. and. is bound over to keep the peace and never thenceforward "malign. that Dekker hit upon in his reply." Here personal satire seems to have absorbed everything. "Satiromastix. but careless of their puny attacks on his perfections with only too mindful a neglect. holding his head high above the pack of the yelping curs of envy and detraction. In the end Crispinus with his fellow. and judicious scholar. and whom he taught later how to make plays." is Jonson's self-complaisant portrait of himself. the just. An interesting sidelight is this on the character of this redoubtable and rugged satirist. already famed for taking the parts of old men. the Untrussing of the Humorous Poet. among them Nathaniel Field with whom Jonson read Horace and Martial." It was this character. especially in the detail of witty and trenchantly satirical dialogue. wholly admirable. the central idea of a fountain of self-love is not very well carried out. turning his abusive vocabulary back upon Jonson and adding "an immodesty to his dialogue that did not enter into Jonson's conception. In this attempt to forestall his enemies Jonson succeeded. and "Poetaster" was an immediate and deserved success. the action to allegory. The third and last of the "comical satires" is "Poetaster. so to speak. is even more lengthy. Marston-Crispinus. To the caricature of Daniel and Munday in "Cynthia's Revels" must be added Anaides (impudence). and Jonson's only avowed contribution to the fray.
The town was agog with the strife. though not written by Shakespeare. he was only following in the elder dramatist's footsteps. 2). in all likelihood. and somewhat pedantically noting his ." and fashioned to convey the satire of his reply. It may be suspected that much of this furious clatter and give-and-take was pure playing to the gallery.. was staged by his company. But Dekker's play is not without its palpable hits at the arrogance. has recently been shown to figure forth. Slight and hastily adapted as is "Satiromastix. all derived from stories in Ovid and dramatised with little taste or discrimination. and therefore with his approval and under his direction as one of the leaders of that company. Jonson was a scholar and a classical antiquarian. Therefore when Jonson staged "Sejanus. A wiser interpretation finds the "purge" in "Satiromastix. and on no less an authority than Shakespeare ("Hamlet." Though Jonson was cited to appear before the Lord Chief Justice to answer certain charges to the effect that he had attacked lawyers and soldiers in "Poetaster. and dare scarce come thither. The last years of the reign of Elizabeth thus saw Jonson recognised as a dramatist second only to Shakespeare. Plays on subjects derived from classical story and myth had held the stage from the beginning of the drama." ii. aye and Ben Jonson. He reprobated this slipshod amateurishness." the town awarded the palm to Dekker. the literary pride. reading Tacitus.that many. "Troilus and Cressida" has been thought by some to be the play in which Shakespeare thus "put down" his friend. so that Shakespeare was making no new departure when he wrote his "Julius Caesar" about 1600. and his atmosphere. whose "ningle" or pal. Jonson's friend. were very different. But Jonson's idea of a play on classical history." Was Shakespeare then concerned in this war of the stages? And what could have been the nature of this "purge"? Among several suggestions. and self-righteousness of Jonson-Horace. on the other. But Jonson now turned his talents to new fields." three years later and with Shakespeare's company once more." especially in a comparison with the better wrought and more significant satire of "Poetaster. declare: "Why here's our fellow Shakespeare puts them all down. he brought up Horace. and Jonson gave over in consequence his practice of "comical satire. the poet Drayton. and not second even to him as a dramatic satirist. we learn that the children's company (acting the plays of Jonson) did "so berattle the common stages. the absurd Asinius Bubo. This he hurriedly adapted to include the satirical characters suggested by "Poetaster. wearing rapiers. giving the poets a pill." Several other plays have been thought to bear a greater or less part in the war of the theatres.. Among them the most important is a college play. and other authorities. Shakespeare had a finer conception of form. but our fellow Shakespeare hath given him a purge that made him bewray his credit." dating 1601-02. and wrote his "Sejanus" like a scholar. but even he was contented to take all his ancient history from North's translation of Plutarch and dramatise his subject without further inquiry. on the one hand.work on a species of chronicle history. O that Ben Jonson is a pestilent fellow. and Shakespeare's and the elder popular dramatists. The absurdity of placing Horace in the court of a Norman king is the result. too." which. dealing with the story of Walter Terill in the reign of William Rufus. In it a much-quoted passage makes Burbage. Suetonius. to be certain of his facts. are afraid of goose-quills. entitled "The Return from Parnassus. his setting. not to Jonson. as a character." nothing came of this complaint. Heywood some years before had put five straggling plays on the stage in quick succession. Jonson.
a comedy or farcical element of relief. On the mechanical and scenic side Jonson had an inventive and ingenious partner in Inigo Jones. to Jonson." and many more will be found Jonson's aptitude. entrusted to professional players or dancers. or the Fox." which followed in 1611. by their gorgeous costumes and artistic grouping and evolutions." There is no evidence to determine the matter. "Sejanus" is a tragedy of genuine dramatic power in which is told with discriminating taste the story of the haughty favourite of Tiberius with his tragical overthrow. for by this time Jonson had influence at court. the royal architect. He wrote more masques than all his competitors together. his poetry and inventiveness in these by-forms of the drama. for such premeditated devices to set and frame. who more than any one man raised the standard of stage representation in the England of his day. but the matter was soon patched up. we find Jonson in active collaboration with Chapman and Marston in the admirable comedy of London life entitled "Eastward Hoe. a sumptuous show. towards the end. represent Jonson at his height. has led to the surmise that Shakespeare may have been that "worthier pen." "Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue. . his taste. "Eastward Hoe" achieved the extraordinary popularity represented in a demand for three issues in one year. the Scots." "Lovers made Men. Jonson began his long and successful career as a writer of masques. Jonson did not invent the masque. A passage in the address of the former play to the reader. they stand alone in English drama. but. but intolerable bores at court. and they are of an extraordinary variety and poetic excellence." is. so that the wounds of the war of the theatres must have been long since healed. a court ball had been known and practised in varying degrees of elaboration long before his time." "The Masque of Queens." in terms of fervid admiration. a quarrel with Jones embittered his life." In the previous year. the beauty and dignity of those portions of the masque in which noble lords and ladies took their parts to create. These comedies. "The Silent Woman" in 1609. sent both Chapman and Jonson to jail. In 1605. in which Jonson refers to a collaboration in an earlier version. wit and brilliancy of dialogue. Between Jonson and Chapman there was the kinship of similar scholarly ideals. But Jonson gave dramatic value to the masque. Jonson continued active in the service of the court in the writing of masques and other entertainments far into the reign of King Charles. character successfully conceived in the manner of caricature." "Love Freed from Ignorance.authorities in the margin when he came to print. so to speak. as well. He enhanced. The two continued friends throughout life. But Jonson had by no means given up the popular stage when he turned to the amusement of King James. with "Bartholomew Fair. was not the least element of Jonson's contemporary popularity. In 1605 "Volpone" was produced. while in "The Masque of Christmas. Our drama presents no truer nor more painstaking representation of ancient Roman life than may be found in Jonson's "Sejanus" and "Catiline his Conspiracy. at court as well as in the city. "Volpone. In its earliest version a passage which an irritable courtier conceived to be derogatory to his nation. and for constructive cleverness. especially in his invention of the antimasque. Marston had dedicated his "Malcontent. In "Hymenaei." 1614. and the two testy old men appear to have become not only a constant irritation to each other." and "The Gipsies Metamorphosed" especially. "The Alchemist" in the following year. But this was not due entirely to the merits of the play. With the accession of King James. is discoverable that power of broad comedy which.
and it is in this extraordinary comedy that the humour of Jonson. from the villainous Fox himself. fair. for "Volpone" is conceived far more logically on the lines of the ancients' theory of comedy than was ever the romantic drama of Shakespeare. the other three comedies declare in the words of the prologue to "The Alchemist": "Our scene is London." less clear cut. It was the failure of this play that caused Jonson to give over writing for the public stage for a period of nearly ten years. less definite. Corbaccio and Corvino (the big and the little raven). for. but full of the keenest and cleverest of satire and inventive to a degree beyond any English comedy save some other of Jonson's own. In "The Alchemist" Jonson represented. who is induced to take to himself a wife. there is scarcely a virtuous character in the play. we have the utmost cleverness in construction. Lastly of this group comes the tremendous comedy. and the whole is animated with such verve and resourcefulness that "The Alchemist" is a new marvel every time it is read. We may object to the fact that the only person in the play possessed of a scruple of honesty is discomfited. converting Signior Lorenzo di Pazzi to Old . and so plausibly presented that we forget its departures from the possibilities of life. Question has been raised as to whether a story so forbidding can be considered a comedy. "Volpone" was laid as to scene in Venice. It is in "Bartholomew Fair" that we are presented to the immortal caricature of the Puritan. The comedy is so admirably written and contrived." Another comedy of less merit is "The Devil is an Ass. certain sharpers of the metropolis. and less structurally worthy of praise than its three predecessors. however repulsive we may find a philosophy of life that facilely divides the world into the rogues and their dupes." Indeed Jonson went further when he came to revise his plays for collected publication in his folio of 1616. young. his rascally servant Mosca. "Bartholomew Fair. for among its dramatis personae. in the end. ingenious. Whether because of the success of "Eastward Hoe" or for other reasons. to Sir Politic Would-be and the rest. identifying brains with roguery and innocence with folly. and warranted silent. although the plot ends in the discomfiture and imprisonment of the most vicious. Voltore (the vulture). and. 'cause we would make known No country's mirth is better than our own. In "The Alchemist." again. But Jonson was on sound historical ground. and that the greatest scoundrel of all is approved in the end and rewarded. but who. loosens into the Rabelaisian mode that so delighted King James in "The Gipsies Metamorphosed. none the less to the life. "The Silent Woman" is a gigantic farce of the most ingenious construction. and the Littlewits that group about him. the personages stand out with such lifelike distinctness in their several kinds. always open to this danger.in a sense. it involves no mortal catastrophe. witty. admires the former while inconsistently punishing them. he transferred the scene of "Every Man in His Humour" from Florence to London also." acted in 1616. the whole fabric building climax on climax. The whole comedy hinges on a huge joke. Its subject is a struggle of wit applied to chicanery. revelling in their shrewdness and rascality and in the variety of the stupidity and wickedness of their victims. turns out neither silent nor a woman at all. a transition play from the dramatic satires of the war of the theatres to the purer comedy represented in the plays named above. Zeal-in-the-Land Busy. played by a heartless nephew on his misanthropic uncle.
his library was destroyed by fire. as." Unhappily. even wrong-headed at times. and the small earnings of his plays must have formed the bulk of his income. Jonson collected his plays. drawing from the life about him with an experience and insight rare in any generation. that Jonson accompanied Raleigh's son abroad in the capacity of a tutor.leaving the world better for the art that they practised in it. Jonson's theory of authorship involved a wide acquaintance with books and "an ability. Prospero to Master Welborn. Worse men were made knights in his day than worthy Ben Jonson. This." In his comedies of London life. and each represented it intimately and in elaborate detail. Jonson was honoured with degrees by both universities. little to the credit of either. despite his trend towards caricature. In 1616." as he put it. the Victorian to sentimentality -. their antiquities and curious lore as well as their more solid learning. and his masques for publication in a collective edition. his poetry. Jonson was an indefatigable collector of books. "Bartholomew Fair. It included likewise a book of some hundred and thirty odd "Epigrams. It has been said that he narrowly escaped the honour of knighthood. which the satirists of the day averred King James was wont to lavish with an indiscriminate hand." and "The Devil is an Ass. and Hesperida to Dame Kitely "dwelling i' the Old Jewry." in which form of brief and pungent writing Jonson was an acknowledged master." In this same year Jonson was made poet laureate with a pension of one hundred marks a year. A happy comparison has been suggested between Ben Jonson and Charles Dickens. Jonson has shown himself a genuine realist. but he acquainted himself especially with the Latin writings of his learned contemporaries. This volume published. parts of the Punic Wars contributed to Raleigh's "History of the World." which Jonson did not acknowledge. excepting "The Case is Altered. as by report. in 1623. seeking the truth by the exaggerated methods of humour and caricature. This was an unusual thing at the time and had been attempted by no dramatist before Jonson. all the plays thus far mentioned. Both were men of the people. a post for which he was peculiarly fitted. and when all has been said -. In 1618 Jonson was granted the reversion of the office of Master of the Revels. The poet appears to have done certain literary hack-work for others." a smaller collection of lyric and occasional verse and some ten "Masques" and "Entertainments. with his fees and returns from several noblemen. lowly born and hardly bred. From 1616 to the close of the reign of King James." which was written too late. Jonson produced nothing for the stage. "to convert the substance or riches of another poet to his own use. but possessed of a true pathos and largeness of heart. Though a poor man. "The Forest. But he "prosecuted" what he calls "his wonted studies" with such assiduity that he became in reality. an accident serio- ." We know from a story. though when and under what circumstances is not known. perverse. the year of the death of Shakespeare. Each knew the London of his time as few men knew it.Kno'well. one of the most learned men of his time." Accordingly Jonson read not only the Greek and Latin classics down to the lesser writers. He told Drummond that "the Earl of Pembroke sent him 20 pounds every first day of the new year to buy new books. but he did not live to enjoy its perquisites.though the Elizabethan ran to satire. Both men were at heart moralists. for example. in a carefully revised text. their prose as well as their poetry.
" he lifts a whole satire out of Horace and dramatises it effectively for his purposes. includes the name of every man of prominence in the England of King James. in the difficult poetry of compliment. Ben Jonson. a suspicion that they were not quite spontaneous and unbidden." or "Still to be neat." he not only uses Sallust's account of the conspiracy. the burgesses met to grant him the freedom of the city. too. and . deft and graceful in expression." "Drink to me only with thine eyes. On his way thither and back he was hospitably received at the houses of many friends and by those to whom his friends had recommended him. With respect to Jonson's use of his material. still to be dressed"? Beautiful in form." And yet it is but fair to say that Jonson prided himself. a Latin comedy of Giordano Bruno. with disproportionate labour by a potent man of letters whose habitual thought is on greater things. and this even though the rigid law of mine and thine must now restore to William Browne of Tavistock the famous lines beginning: "Underneath this sable hearse. on Salathiel Pavy. and putting the stamp of his sovereignty on whatever bullion he borrowed made it thenceforward to all time current and his own. He was furthest from the rhapsodist and the careless singer of an idle day. His theory demanded design and the perfection of literary finish. Who does not know "Queen and huntress. of those to whom he had written verses." Yet even now a book turns up from time to time in which is inscribed. on his originality.." Jonson is unsurpassed. And the tone of many of these productions discloses an affectionate familiarity that speaks for the amiable personality and sound worth of the laureate. and justly. and those who had written verses to him. There are no such epitaphs as Ben Jonson's. growing unwieldy through inactivity.But he has done his robberies so openly that one sees he fears not to be taxed by any law." the relation of the dupes and the sharpers in "The Alchemist. "An Execration upon Vulcan.. so to speak. but that they were carved. yet showing again and again a generous appreciation of worth in others. and what would be theft in other poets is only victory in him. But Jonson commonly bettered his sources. and many more. chaste and fair.. with not a word too much or one that bears not its part in the total effect. in fair large Italian lettering. And yet many of Jonson's lyrics will live as long as the language. there is yet about the lyrics of Jonson a certain stiffness and formality. the name. but he models some of the speeches of Cicero on the Roman orator's actual words. In "Poetaster. In 1619. you track him everywhere in their snow. The list of his friends. a discriminating taste and a generous personal regard. seldom falling into fulsome praise and disproportionate similitude. The lyric and especially the occasional poetry of Jonson has a peculiar merit.comically described in his witty poem. When he arrived in Edinburgh. its admirable opening scene. but a learned plagiary of all the others. It is for these reasons that Jonson is even better in the epigram and in occasional verse where rhetorical finish and pointed wit less interfere with the spontaneity and emotion which we usually associate with lyrical poetry. "Il Candelaio. In "Catiline. Dryden said memorably of him: "[He] was not only a professed imitator of Horace. He invades authors like a monarch. Jonson hit upon the heroic remedy of a journey afoot to Scotland. the child-actor. and he believed that Apollo could only be worthily served in singing robes and laurel crowned." the "Mostellaria" of Plautus. The sophist Libanius suggests the situation of "The Silent Woman". witness the charming ones on his own children. There was no man in England of his rank so well known and universally beloved as Ben Jonson.
" These last plays of the old dramatist revert to caricature and the hard lines of allegory. We hear of a room blazoned about with Jonson's own judicious "Leges Convivales" in letters of gold." "The New Inn. named John Milton. William Shakespeare. though Jonson was not without royal favours. for year after year his inexhaustible inventiveness continued to contribute to the masquing and entertainment at court. Thus the idea of an office for the gathering." Pallas turns the Iron Age with its attendant evils into statues which sink out of sight. the satire degenerates into personal lampoon. of a company made up of the choicest spirits of the time. proclaimed that Jonson had not yet forgotten how to write exquisite lyrics. but lost the post for not fulfilling its duties. and enmities. the absolute monarch of English literary Bohemia. although as much can hardly be said for "The Magnetic Lady. was proud to entertain him for weeks as his guest at Hawthornden. Inigo Jones. outdid the frolic wine. too. affections. prefixed to the first Shakespeare folio. but in the words of Herrick addressed to his master." "The Magnetic Lady. draws to her personages of differing humours to reconcile them in the end according to the alternative title. None of these plays met with any marked success." to mention only these. especially of his sometime friend. was not to forget. Some of the noblest of Jonson's poems were inspired by friendship. producing. in "Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue." Atlas figures represented as an old man. Nor can the earlier "Epode. a circumstance which an imaginative boy of ten. opinions. "Pan's Anniversary. In "The Golden Age Restored. "We such clusters had As made us nobly wild. Jonson. in her bounty. and Comus. and the old poet returned to the stage. And now disease claimed Jonson. These. He had succeeded Middleton in 1628 as Chronologer to the City of London." beginning "Not to know vice at all. devotedly attached to their veteran dictator. and "The Gipsies Metamorphosed" displayed the old drollery and broad humorous stroke still unimpaired and unmatchable. as at the Dog. although the scathing generalisation of Dryden that designated them "Jonson's dotages" is unfair to their genuine merits. not mad. and what he hath left us." But the patronage of the court failed in the days of King Charles. And yet each verse of thine Outdid the meat. at the Devil Tavern. "The Staple of News. and even commissioned him to write still for the entertainment of . and he was bedridden for months. he was far from inactive." late in the reign of James. King Charles befriended him. his shoulders covered with snow. the moralist is more than ever present. his reminiscences. and at the Mermaid. But if Jonson had deserted the stage after the publication of his folio and up to the end of the reign of King James. And we hear. who appears unworthily to have used his influence at court against the broken-down old poet. of valorous potations.Drummond. too. the Triple Tun." and that admirable piece of critical insight and filial affection. or "Humours Reconciled." who." the last doubtless revised from a much earlier comedy. "the god of cheer or the belly." and "The Tale of a Tub. foremost of Scottish poets. "To the memory of my beloved master." is one of the characters. between 1625 and 1633. Such is the fine "Ode to the memory of Sir Lucius Cary and Sir Henry Moryson." be matched in stately gravity and gnomic wisdom in its own wise and stately age. and promulgation of news (wild flight of the fancy in its time) was an excellent subject for satire on the existing absurdities among newsmongers. and the earlier years of Charles were the days of the Apollo Room of the Devil Tavern where Jonson presided. proper dressing.
fol. adapting it to his recollection of his fellow-playwright. Jonson's prose. Catiline. At times he follows the line of Macchiavelli's argument as to the nature and conduct of princes. 4to. as the accident of the moment prescribed.which Jonson never intended for publication -. noted or not. in the descriptive comments of his masques. was carved on the stone covering his grave in one of the aisles of Westminster Abbey: "O rare Ben Jonson. 1616. 4to. 1605. some fifteen. 4to. is to obscure the significance of words. Epicoene. 1601." FELIX E. Volpone." Jonson died. PHILADELPHIA. at others he clarifies his own conception of poetry and poets by recourse to Aristotle. including some further entertainments. 1600. 4to. both in his dramas. THE COLLEGE. and a second folio of his works." in Latin and English. and their passing opinions noted." The "Discoveries. Sejanus. is a commonplace book such as many literary men have kept. Every Man out of his Humour." is characterised by clarity and vigorous directness." There is also the exceedingly interesting "English Grammar" "made by Ben Jonson for the benefit of all strangers out of his observation of the English language now spoken and in use." the masques. which he had been some time gathering. But the Civil War was at hand. excepting "The Case is Altered. his Conspiracy. 1609 (?). 4to. a translation of "Horace's Art of Poetry" (also published in a vicesimo quarto in 1640). 1607. 4to. 1609. and "Timber. 1612. another collection of lyrics and occasional poetry called "Underwoods. August 6. that date between 1617 and 1630." as it is usually called. Bartholomew .plagiarism. and in the "Discoveries. or the Silent Woman. or Discoveries" "made upon men and matter as they have flowed out of his daily reading. These last comprise the fragment (less than seventy lines) of a tragedy called "Mortimer his Fall. and another on facile and ready genius. passages that took their fancy translated or transcribed. in which their reading was chronicled.S. SCHELLING. nor is it wanting in a fine sense of form or in the subtler graces of diction. 4to. "The Sad Shepherd. with the reference. 4to. was printed in 1640. To call such passages -. Cynthia's Revels. Poetaster. Eastward Ho (with Chapman and Marston). A memorial. The Alchemist. The Case is Altered. The following is a complete list of his published works: -DRAMAS: Every Man in his Humour. U." and three acts of a pastoral drama of much beauty and poetic spirit. 4to. or had their reflux to his peculiar notion of the times. 4to. 1637. and the project failed. To disparage his memory by citing them is a preposterous use of scholarship. bearing in its various parts dates ranging from 1630 to 1642. and certain fragments and ingatherings which the poet would hardly have included himself. 1611. 1601. 1602. not insufficient.. Many passages of Jonson's "Discoveries" are literal translations from the authors he chanced to be reading.the court.A. When Jonson died there was a project for a handsome monument to his memory. and he was not without the sustaining hand of noble patrons and devoted friends among the younger poets who were proud to be "sealed of the tribe of Ben. 1605. and translates it. It included all the plays mentioned in the foregoing paragraphs. Shakespeare. He finds a choice paragraph on eloquence in Seneca the elder and applies it to his own recollection of Bacon's power as an orator. 4to.
Fayre, 4to, 1614 (?), fol., 1631; The Divell is an Asse, fol., 1631; The Staple of Newes, fol., 1631; The New Sun, 8vo, 1631, fol., 1692; The Magnetic Lady, or Humours Reconcild, fol., 1640; A Tale of a Tub, fol., 1640; The Sad Shepherd, or a Tale of Robin Hood, fol., 1641; Mortimer his Fall (fragment), fol., 1640. To Jonson have also been attributed additions to Kyd's Jeronymo, and collaboration in The Widow with Fletcher and Middleton, and in the Bloody Brother with Fletcher. POEMS: Epigrams, The Forrest, Underwoods, published in fols., 1616, 1640; Selections: Execration against Vulcan, and Epigrams, 1640; G. Hor. Flaccus his art of Poetry, Englished by Ben Jonson, 1640; Leges Convivialis, fol., 1692. Other minor poems first appeared in Gifford's edition of Works. PROSE: Timber, or Discoveries made upon Men and Matter, fol., 1641; The English Grammar, made by Ben Jonson for the benefit of Strangers, fol., 1640. Masques and Entertainments were published in the early folios. WORKS: Fol., 1616, volume. 2, 1640 (1631-41); fol., 1692, 1716-19, 1729; edited by P. Whalley, 7 volumes., 1756; by Gifford (with Memoir), 9 volumes., 1816, 1846; re-edited by F. Cunningham, 3 volumes., 1871; in 9 volumes., 1875; by Barry Cornwall (with Memoir), 1838; by B. Nicholson (Mermaid Series), with Introduction by C. H. Herford, 1893, etc.; Nine Plays, 1904; ed. H. C. Hart (Standard Library), 1906, etc; Plays and Poems, with Introduction by H. Morley (Universal Library), 1885; Plays (7) and Poems (Newnes), 1905; Poems, with Memoir by H. Bennett (Carlton Classics), 1907; Masques and Entertainments, ed. by H. Morley, 1890. SELECTIONS: J. A. Symonds, with Biographical and Critical Essay, (Canterbury Poets), 1886; Grosart, Brave Translunary Things, 1895; Arber, Jonson Anthology, 1901; Underwoods, Cambridge University Press, 1905; Lyrics (Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher), the Chap Books, No. 4, 1906; Songs (from Plays, Masques, etc.), with earliest known setting, Eragny Press, 1906. LIFE: See Memoirs affixed to Works; J. A. Symonds (English Worthies), 1886; Notes of Ben Jonson Conversations with Drummond of Hawthornden; Shakespeare Society, 1842; ed. with Introduction and Notes by P. Sidney, 1906; Swinburne, A Study of Ben Jonson, 1889. *** BEN JONSON'S PLAYS THE ALCHEMIST BY BEN JONSON. TO THE LADY MOST DESERVING HER NAME AND BLOOD: LADY MARY WROTH. Madam, In the age of sacrifices, the truth of religion was not in the greatness and fat of the offerings, but in the devotion and zeal of the sacrificers: else what could a handle of gums have done in the sight of a hecatomb? or how might I appear at this altar, except with those affections that no less love the light and witness, than they have the conscience of your virtue? If what I offer bear an acceptable odour,
and hold the first strength, it is your value of it, which remembers where, when, and to whom it was kindled. Otherwise, as the times are, there comes rarely forth that thing so full of authority or example, but by assiduity and custom grows less, and loses. This, yet, safe in your judgment (which is a Sidney's) is forbidden to speak more, lest it talk or look like one of the ambitious faces of the time, who, the more they paint, are the less themselves. Your ladyship's true honourer, BEN JONSON. TO THE READER. If thou beest more, thou art an understander, and then I trust thee. If thou art one that takest up, and but a pretender, beware of what hands thou receivest thy commodity; for thou wert never more fair in the way to be cozened, than in this age, in poetry, especially in plays: wherein, now the concupiscence of dances and of antics so reigneth, as to run away from nature, and be afraid of her, is the only point of art that tickles the spectators. But how out of purpose, and place, do I name art? When the professors are grown so obstinate contemners of it, and presumers on their own naturals, as they are deriders of all diligence that way, and, by simple mocking at the terms, when they understand not the things, think to get off wittily with their ignorance. Nay, they are esteemed the more learned, and sufficient for this, by the many, through their excellent vice of judgment. For they commend writers, as they do fencers or wrestlers; who if they come in robustuously, and put for it with a great deal of violence, are received for the braver fellows: when many times their own rudeness is the cause of their disgrace, and a little touch of their adversary gives all that boisterous force the foil. I deny not, but that these men, who always seek to do more than enough, may some time happen on some thing that is good, and great; but very seldom; and when it comes it doth not recompense the rest of their ill. It sticks out, perhaps, and is more eminent, because all is sordid and vile about it: as lights are more discerned in a thick darkness, than a faint shadow. I speak not this, out of a hope to do good to any man against his will; for I know, if it were put to the question of theirs and mine, the worse would find more suffrages: because the most favour common errors. But I give thee this warning, that there is a great difference between those, that, to gain the opinion of copy, utter all they can, however unfitly; and those that use election and a mean. For it is only the disease of the unskilful, to think rude things greater than polished; or scattered more numerous than composed. DRAMATIS PERSONAE. SUBTLE, the Alchemist. FACE, the Housekeeper. DOL COMMON, their Colleague. DAPPER, a Lawyer's Clerk. DRUGGER, a Tobacco Man. LOVEWIT, Master of the House. SIR EPICURE MAMMON, a Knight. PERTINAX SURLY, a Gamester. TRIBULATION WHOLESOME, a Pastor of Amsterdam. ANANIAS, a Deacon there. KASTRIL, the angry Boy.
DAME PLIANT, his Sister, a Widow. Neighbours. Officers, Attendants, etc. SCENE, -- LONDON. ARGUMENT. T he sickness hot, a master quit, for fear, H is house in town, and left one servant there; E ase him corrupted, and gave means to know A Cheater, and his punk; who now brought low, L eaving their narrow practice, were become C ozeners at large; and only wanting some H ouse to set up, with him they here contract, E ach for a share, and all begin to act. M uch company they draw, and much abuse, I n casting figures, telling fortunes, news, S elling of flies, flat bawdry with the stone, T ill it, and they, and all in fume are gone. PROLOGUE. Fortune, that favours fools, these two short hours, We wish away, both for your sakes and ours, Judging spectators; and desire, in place, To the author justice, to ourselves but grace. Our scene is London, 'cause we would make known, No country's mirth is better than our own: No clime breeds better matter for your whore, Bawd, squire, impostor, many persons more, Whose manners, now call'd humours, feed the stage; And which have still been subject for the rage Or spleen of comic writers. Though this pen Did never aim to grieve, but better men; Howe'er the age he lives in doth endure The vices that she breeds, above their cure. But when the wholesome remedies are sweet, And in their working gain and profit meet, He hopes to find no spirit so much diseased, But will with such fair correctives be pleased: For here he doth not fear who can apply. If there be any that will sit so nigh Unto the stream, to look what it doth run, They shall find things, they'd think or wish were done; They are so natural follies, but so shewn, As even the doers may see, and yet not own. ACT 1. SCENE 1.1. A ROOM IN LOVEWIT'S HOUSE. ENTER FACE, IN A CAPTAIN'S UNIFORM, WITH HIS SWORD DRAWN, AND SUBTLE WITH A VIAL, QUARRELLING, AND FOLLOWED BY DOL COMMON. FACE. Believe 't, I will. SUB. Thy worst. I fart at thee. DOL. Have you your wits? why, gentlemen! for love -FACE. Sirrah, I'll strip you -SUB. What to do? lick figs Out at my -FACE. Rogue, rogue! -- out of all your sleights. DOL. Nay, look ye, sovereign, general, are you madmen? SUB. O, let the wild sheep loose. I'll gum your silks With good strong water, an you come. DOL. Will you have The neighbours hear you? will you betray all? Hark! I hear somebody. FACE. Sirrah -SUB. I shall mar All that the tailor has made, if you approach. FACE. You most notorious whelp, you insolent slave, Dare you do this? SUB. Yes, faith; yes, faith. FACE. Why, who Am I, my mungrel? who am I?
I do not hear well. sir.Thou vermin. Make it not strange. cock-pit. And gave you credit to converse with cobwebs. thy quarrelling dimensions. rascal. translated suburb-captain. Within man's memory. I'll tell you. When all your alchemy. SUB. SUB. Your feet in mouldy slippers. When you went pinn'd up in the several rags You had raked and pick'd from dunghills. Taking your meal of steam in. beside. Could not relieve your corps with so much linen Would make you tinder. liverythree-pound-thrum. A felt of rug. But I shall put you in mind. Where you have studied the more thriving skill Of bawdry since. FACE. Built you a furnace. The place has made you valiant. That scarce would cover your no buttocks -SUB. drew you customers. rogue. your clothes. so wretched. FACE. I know you were one could keep The buttery-hatch still lock'd. SUB. -. Your minerals. your letting out of counters. but a spider. Dice. -. For the vacations -FACE. before day. FACE.SUB. SUB. or worse? Rais'd thee from brooms. cards. and save the chippings. lent you. have I Been countenanced by you. All this I speak of. sir! FACE. And your complexion of the Roman wash. Here. That carries tempest in his hand and voice. or whatever gallant tincture else? . where I met you first. Since you know not yourself. and animals. with your pinch'd-horn-nose. doctor dog! SUB.. have I ta'en thee out of dung. Sell the dole beer to aqua-vitae men. by my means. Advanced all your black arts. Your conjuring. Stuck full of black and melancholic worms. some twenty marks. Not of this. for your kibes. A house to practise in -SUB. cozening. and fix'd thee In the third region. vegetals. or you by me? Do but collect. You might talk softlier. and your algebra. Sublimed thee. and watering-pots. and dust. No. like the father of hunger. Thy rules to cheat at horse-race. I gave you countenance. No. I think it. made thee fit For more than ordinary fellowships? Giv'n thee thy oaths. Where. Speak lower. together with your Christmas vails At post-and-pair. in your master's house. So poor. your glasses. Like powder corns shot at the artillery-yard. You and the rats here kept possession. By your means. when no living thing Would keep thee company. credit for your coals. Why.at Pie-corner. call'd our state of grace? Wrought thee to spirit. Since. you scarab. FACE. So. plain. Your stills. SUB. The which. but to see a fire. Honest. to quintessence. you were once (time's not long past) the good. Yes. Your master's house! FACE. I'll thunder you in pieces: I will teach you How to beware to tempt a Fury again. your materials. and a thin threaden cloke. sir. FACE. you did walk Piteously costive. with pains Would twice have won me the philosopher's work? Put thee in words and fashion. I wish you could advance your voice a little. from cooks' stalls. that kept Your master's worship's house here in the Friars. SUB. and exalted thee. FACE. and your dozen of trades. since your mistress' death hath broke up house. FACE. Will you be so loud? SUB. Yes. I pray you. Made you a pretty stock.
by the light that shines. And all thy pots. with a sieve and sheers. Still spew'd out For lying too heavy on the basket.] and you.] You will accuse him! you will "bring him in Within the statute!" Who shall take your word? A whoreson. FACE. Witch! DOL. Bawd! SUB. SUB. tricesimo tertio Of Harry the Eighth: ay. lost! have you no more regard To your reputations? where's your judgment? 'slight. of your republic -FACE. Or.] Gather it up. you trencher-rascal! FACE. I'll cut your throats. Leave off your barking. I thought you were civil. have all thy tricks Of cozening with a hollow cole. Told in red letters. Write thee up bawd in Paul's. you dog-leech! The vomit of all prisons -DOL. Nay. sovereign? FACE. in cellars. Have you together cozen'd all this while. Since thou hast moved me -DOL. FACE. SUB. . DOL. but laundresses and tapsters. if you grow thus loud. The heat of horse-dung. Cut-purse! FACE. dust. DOL [SNATCHES FACE'S SWORD]. and pans. too. I'll not be made a prey unto the marshal. Or an ale-house darker than deaf John's. Sirrah -DOL. in picture. And all the world. O me! We are ruin'd. with your menstrue -. scrapings. Are you sound? Have you your senses. Do you know who hears you. what mean you? Will you mar all? SUB. past equi clibanum. Cheater! FACE. Whom not a Puritan in Blackfriars will trust So much as for a feather: [TO SUBTLE. Cow-herd! FACE. I shall turn desperate. but barely reckoning thy impostures. Have yet some care of me. been lost To all mankind. Out. Will you undo yourselves with civil war? SUB. Will give the cause. SUB. You'll bring your head within a cockscomb. rogue. within The statute of sorcery. Will you be Your own destructions. Never been known. Worse than Gamaliel Ratsey's. for laundring gold and barbing it. I care not. Hang thee. sir. Away. DOL. masters? FACE.'Sdeath. Away. upstart. Shall prove a true philosopher's stone to printers. Gentlemen. O. FACE. I will. apocryphal captain. Had not I been. general. Searching for things lost. and grow one again. collier. Conjurer! SUB. Slave.Made thee a second in mine own great art? And have I this for thanks! Do you rebel. you abominable pair of stinkards. will you? And you. this will o'erthrow all. thou hadst had no name -DOL. You've made most courteous shift to cozen yourselves? [TO FACE. this brach! I'll bring thee. And hang thyself. And taking in of shadows with a glass. and shall it now be said. -. and a face cut for thee. and perhaps thy neck Within a noose. Erecting figures in your rows of houses. gentlemen? FACE. Do you fly out in the projection? Would you be gone now? DOL. For ne'er a snarling dog-bolt of you both. I will have A book. under ground.[DASHES SUBTLE'S VIAL OUT OF HIS HAND.
by this hand. And says. I'll do any thing. May. The master do not trouble us this quarter. but Dol Proper. Do we? FACE. O. While there dies one a week O' the plague. Will you. 'Slid. if your part exceed to-day. Yes. Your Sol and Luna [TO FACE. the weight of all lies upon him. 'Slight. so. who shall shark best.] -.] DOL. DOL. Royal Dol! Spoken like Claridiana.] SUB. SUB. Would run themselves from breath. they MAY. That scarce have smiled twice since the king came in. DOL. He ever murmurs. as you should. precise neighbours. and thyself. I hope we need no spurs. For which you should pay ear-rent? No. Beside. SUB. Let me not breathe if I meant aught beside. so it does. and objects his pains. Who's that? one rings. and do. sir. I only used those speeches as a spur To him. [SEIZES SUB. to see me ride. Ay. and the work Were not begun out of equality? The venture tripartite? all things in common? Without priority? 'Sdeath! you perpetual curs. Or you t' have but a hole to thrust your heads in. SUB. SUB. Dorothy! mistress Dorothy! 'Ods precious. And take my part. Not I. A feast of laughter at our follies? Rascals.] -. Shall draw thee for his Doll Particular. from thinking toward London.forsooth! you will insult.help me. SUB. my good baboons! Shall we go make A sort of sober. and quit you. For which at supper. agree. How does it? do not we Sustain our parts? SUB. And lose not the beginning of a term. and work close and friendly. FACE. And may don Provost ride a feasting long. he's safe. SUB. thou shalt sit in triumph. I hope Ours may. with me. prove to-day. I had a letter . DOL. Why. [BELL RINGS WITHOUT. Or.pray heaven. he's busy at his hop-yards now. SUB. To the window. FACE. Why. Because o' your fermentation and cibation? SUB. In his old velvet jerkin and stain'd scarfs. What do you mean? DOL. Why. but they are not equal. Death on me! Help me to throttle him. fear not him. My noble sovereign. Fall to your couples again. And heartily.] SUB. scurvy. and cozen kindly. DOL. Would I were hang'd then? I'll conform myself. FACE. and quickly: swear. And not be styled Dol Common. And claim a primacy in the divisions! You must be chief! as if you only had The powder to project with. Agreed. [THEY SHAKE HANDS. the knot Shall grow the stronger for this breach. Ere we contribute a new crewel garter To his most worsted worship. To leave your faction. by heaven -DOL. BY THE THROAT. and lovingly. and worthy general. I shall grow factious too. to-morrow match it. Dol: [EXIT DOL. Yes. sir? do so then. DOL. murmuring mastiff! ay. 'Tis his fault. And labour kindly in the common work. What should I swear? DOL. SUB. sir. Dol Singular: the longest cut at night. DOL.
[RE-ENTER DOL. hear me. I was going away.from him. sir. And how? FACE. It was a clerk. I think. doctor. SUB. sir. good captain. If he do. 'tis no matter. Not be seen. I shewed the statute to you. Captain. I had a scurvy writ or two to make. FACE. As you shall have sufficient time to quit it: Though we break up a fortnight. To rifle with at horses. DAP. Ay. Yes. away! [EXIT DOL. sir. DAP. Faith. sir. And will I tell then! By this hand of flesh. DAP. I'll not be ungrateful. And I had lent my watch last night to one That dines to-day at the sheriff's. DAP. Who's that? -. He'll send such word. Ay. Would it might never write good court-hand more. Not so. captain? FACE. [EXIT. believe me.] FACE [ALOUD AND RETIRING]. I think -DAP. DOL. FACE. now you grieve me. A fine young quodling.and then he says. FACE. That I am a chiaus? FACE. I should.] Seem you very reserv'd. at the Dagger. If I discover. and win cups. sir. Nay. so dainty I know not what to say. Is he a doctor? FACE. And what shall I do? FACE. Would I were fairly rid of it. for airing of the house. DAP. Why should you wish so? I dare assure you. This is his worship. I cannot think you will. What's that? . You did so. I would gladly have staid. FACE. but -DAP [WITHIN].] Good faith. DAP. Who is it. A clerk! FACE. And have you broke with him. My lawyer's clerk. FACE.] Is this the cunningman? FACE. O. sir. O. sir. DOL. Get you Your robes on: I will meet him as going out. Dol? DOL. Stay. DAP. [ENTER DAPPER. captain. God be wi' you. I lighted on last night. I am here.He's come. Read's matter Falling so lately. and so was robb'd Of my past-time. Who shall do't? FACE. he does make the matter. He would have (I told you of him) a familiar. SUB. sir. FACE. let him in. Nay. I pray you let him know that I was here: His name is Dapper. DAP.] SUB. [RE-ENTER SUBTLE IN HIS VELVET CAP AND GOWN. DAP. sir. You know the law Better. with a fool. In truth I am very sorry. In Holborn. Enough. And dealt. I am very glad. and the danger: You know. DAP. What do you think of me. FACE. But I thought Sure I should meet you. But the law Is such a thing -. Read! he was an ass.
FACE. SUB. I bring you No cheating Clim o' the Cloughs or Claribels. good captain. doctor dogs-meat. The Turk was here. Pray you. dear captain -FACE. You do me wrong. First. You.] . I'll tell the doctor so. DAP. SUB. noble doctor. do you think I am a Turk? FACE. SUB. and he is no chiaus. FACE. Why. in his pocket. FACE. FACE. I draw you! a horse draw you. Is a fine clerk. Pray you let me speak with you. but I'd have you Use master doctor with some more respect. If need be. captain. Pray you. and flush. good sir. ere I would change An article of breath with such a puckfist: Come. sir -. And spit out secrets like hot custard -DAP. [HE TAKES THE FOUR ANGELS. do not say so. move you. That look as big as five-and-fifty. and he is no chiaus: Let that. Captain. sir. sir. Good words. Do. and can court His mistress out of Ovid. to my peril. That knows the law. That is the heir to forty marks a year. His worship calls you. I would do much.DAP. Fore heaven. I am sorry I e'er embark'd myself in such a business. Not a syllable. FACE. That so would draw me to apparent danger. pray thee let's prevail. Captain! FACE. He has Four angels here. SUB. nor can. That know no difference of men. Will take his oath o' the Greek Testament. Shall tell the vicar. and writes you six fair hands. Doctor. Nor any melancholic under-scribe. So may this gentleman too. good sir. Did you not tell me so? DAP. Why now. wherein? to tempt you with these spirits? SUB. sir. proud stag. Nay. I scarce can think you are my friend. Consorts with the small poets of the time. FACE. Now I dare hear you with mine honour. One that will thank you richly. FACE. Speak. You deal now with a noble fellow. good sweet captain. sir. Tut. 'less you take. SUB.] SUB. 'Slight. sir. FACE. let's be gone. for your love -.[OFFERING TO WHISPER FACE. sir -FACE. and has his cyphering perfect. Is the sole hope of his old grandmother. and a halter. I have return'd you all my answer. Will he take then? SUB. FACE. As one would say. DAP. hear me -FACE. DAP. and your flies together -DAP. talk. DAP. To tempt my art and love. Come. [GOING. he did call you. Good deeds. Your humour must be law.But for your sake. Upon no terms but an assumpsit. I'd choak. sir. with his broad velvet head! -. forbear -FACE. SUB. doctor. This is the gentleman. Nay. Nay. Yes. Hang him.] FACE.But this I neither may. SUB. but a special gentle.
How! SUB. captain. If you please. DAP. FACE. and blow up gamester after gamester. Yes. SUB. Faith. methinks. conceive me. that is a new business! I understood you. Indeed! SUB. He is of the only best complexion. What! for that money? I cannot with my conscience. What? SUB. sir. think him trusty. such a vigorous luck As cannot be resisted. were in him. a tame bird. not a mouth shall eat for him At any ordinary. Win some five thousand pound. FACE. Troth. Yes. SUB.[GOES TO SUBTLE. You are mistaken. sir. Why. FACE. you do not apprehend the loss You do yourself in this. sir. He'll draw you all the treasure of the realm. Wherein? for what? SUB. sir. Give you him all you play for. and I will. Why. No whispering. sir. FACE. DAP. sir. The spirits of dead Holland. for a nag Of forty or fifty shillings. Why then. nor should you Make the request. I see. indeed. to fly Twice in a term. my venture follows yours. DAP. or so. SUB. Sir. and send us two on't. 'Slight. to be so importunate for one. As they do crackers in a puppetplay. I told you so. Do not you tell him. FACE [TAKING DAP. SUB. Do you think that I dare move him? DAP. A rifling fly. SUB. You'd swear. Peace. the ground of art. Fore heaven. I'll try. FACE. If I do give him a familiar. If it be set him. Sir. none of your great familiars. will undo you all: He'll win up all the money in the town. as you please. I have confidence in his good nature: You hear. When you had left the office. when he has it. I say then. . doctor. living Isaac. and make him. No. DAP. He'll overhear you. should she but see him -FACE. A strange success. doctor. I would have it for all games. All's one to him. FACE. 'Slight. Speak you this from art? SUB. Why he does ask one but for cups and horses.FACE. -.] Say that it were for all games. FACE. FACE. doctor. Ay. That is a gaming mouth. What! is he? SUB. that some man shall be born to. Marry. he'll put Six of your gallants to a cloke. but on the score. on Friday nights. do it. Ay. That. FACE. this changes quite the case. man -DAP. FACE. FACE. 'tis true. Believe it. He hears you. I'll not be ingrateful. I mean To add consideration. Will he win at cards too? SUB. FACE. ASIDE]. He may make us both happy in an hour. But I do think now I shall leave the law. he says he will not be ingrateful. And therefore -FACE. and reason too. The queen of Fairy loves. never set him: For he will have it.
Nay. See her. At mine. good sir! There must a world of ceremonies pass. a rare star Reign'd at your birth. Well. and if she take a fancy.] When must he come for his familiar? DAP. she may hap to leave you all she has: It is the doctor's fear. Shall I not have it with me? SUB. Must you! 'slight. Yes. DAP. To take it so. Allied to the queen of Fairy. though you dissemble it. SUB.Doctor. by this rate? DAP. "Captain. sir. and one at either ." FACE. I do not. sir. DAP. Till when you must be fasting. FACE. captain.] SUB. I thank his worship. but However. DAP. to-night. Who's there? Anon. no such matter -FACE. SUB. [ASIDE TO FACE. if she danced. I'fac. no. sir. for a thing that I know. DAP. Who! that I am? Believe it. I can resolve you that. [TAKES HIM ASIDE. And you shall. captain. see her. sir! No. -. [DAPPER GIVES HIM THE MONEY. DAP. you'll tell all now. [KNOCKING WITHIN. If you can see her. You are made. and in a thing so known Unto the doctor? How shall we. FACE. No. Who says so? FACE. Nothing! DAP. FACE. DAP.] You have heard all? DAP. Your aunt of Fairy? SUB.Sir. DAP. By Jove. trust you In the other matter? can we ever think. FACE. sir. Whate'er it cost you. Two at your mouth. FACE. What else is thanks? will you be trivial? -. No. and that You were born with a cawl on your head. DAP. you are mistaken. Whom? FACE. Enough. I'fac's no oath. then? FACE.FACE. captain. How! Swear by your fac. and send you half. I'll see her grace. see her grace. Did you never see Her royal grace yet? DAP.] -. A little. Go thank the doctor: he's your friend. It will be somewhat hard to compass. what was't? Nothing. You'll send us shares in't. FACE. Not since she kist him in the cradle. I'll see her grace. The doctor Swears that you are -SUB. FACE. Must I? FACE. he did but jest. sir. only take Three drops of vinegar in at your nose. Not. Let me alone. against one o'clock prepare yourself. You know it well enough. at any hand. Her grace is a lone woman. And very rich. O. believe it. So! Another angel. take you no thought.Conduct him forth by the back way. Do you But say to me. She will do strange things. FACE. When you have won five or six thousand pound. Well. FACE. 'Slid. Go to. You must be bath'd and fumigated first: Besides the queen of Fairy does not rise Till it be noon. FACE. I'll win ten thousand pound. And she must bless it. Come. How will't be done. I.
[EXIT. Abel? DRUG. and no goldsmith. do you hear? This is my friend. If I do see them -[RE-ENTER FACE. Then bathe your fingers' ends and wash your eyes. And where my shelves. SUB. Wrapp'd up in greasy leather. Abel. doctor. and so little beard? SUB. Can you remember this? DAP. and fire of Juniper: A neat. I would be glad to thrive. and then come. of your worship. 'Slid. I am a young beginner. Well then. His fortune looks for him another way. Nor washes it in muscadel and grains. FACE. that I am sure on. By a rule. And their good angels.ear. FACE. Yes. To sharpen your five senses. I warrant you. Already. an honest fellow. sir. -. under ground. Sir! SUB. SUB. and fine for't. an't like your worship. Smell like conserve of roses. open'd. and cry "hum" Thrice. say you? Abel Drugger? DRUG. spend what he can. It is but your bestowing Some twenty nobles 'mong her grace's servants.Doctor. A seller of tobacco? DRUG. He has his maple block. And put on a clean shirt: you do not know What grace her grace may do you in clean linen. and am building Of a new shop. What. Yes. He is a fortunate fellow. and which should be for boxes. preserve his youth.] SUB [WITHIN]. SUB. Umph! Free of the grocers? DRUG. an't please you. sir: And I was wish'd to your worship by a gentleman. He shall do any thing.Here is the plot on't -. In metoposcopy. and then "buz" as often. I do. that. One captain Face. SUB. captain. DRUG. This summer He will be of the clothing of his company.And I would know by art. Nor buries it in gravel.] FACE. FOLLOWED BY DRUGGER. spruce. Come in! Good wives. Troth I can do you no good till afternoon -. honest fellow. how canst thou know this so soon? I am amused at that! SUB. And in right way toward riches -FACE.] What is your name. and he does not Sophisticate it with sack-lees or oil. I pray you forbear me now.Your business.] FACE. Troth. have you found it? Lo thee. of your worship: I pray you speak for me to master doctor. that says you know men's planets. Sir. away. sir. an't please your worship. by necromancy. FACE. And which for pots. sir. his silver tongs. He may have a receipt to make hair come: But he'll be wise. FACE. SUB. Well -. and their bad. A certain star in the . you must think. or piss'd clouts: But keeps it in fine lily pots. I was speaking. What! my honest Abel? Though art well met here. FACE. And next spring call'd to the scarlet. or French beans. Abel! SUB. Winchester pipes. Which way I should make my door.[RE-ENTERS. just At corner of a street: -. which I do work by. He lets me have good tobacco. Just as your worship came here. sir. This. sir. [EXEUNT FACE AND DAPPER. Ay.
forehead, which you see not. Your chestnut or your olive-colour'd face Does never fail: and your long ear doth promise. I knew't by certain spots, too, in his teeth, And on the nail of his mercurial finger. FACE. Which finger's that? SUB. His little finger. Look. You were born upon a Wednesday? DRUG. Yes, indeed, sir. SUB. The thumb, in chiromancy, we give Venus; The fore-finger, to Jove; the midst, to Saturn; The ring, to Sol; the least, to Mercury, Who was the lord, sir, of his horoscope, His house of life being Libra; which fore-shew'd, He should be a merchant, and should trade with balance. FACE. Why, this is strange! Is it not, honest Nab? SUB. There is a ship now, coming from Ormus, That shall yield him such a commodity Of drugs [POINTING TO THE PLAN.] -- This is the west, and this the south? DRUG. Yes, sir. SUB. And those are your two sides? DRUG. Ay, sir. SUB. Make me your door, then, south; your broad side, west: And on the east side of your shop, aloft, Write Mathlai, Tarmiel, and Baraborat; Upon the north part, Rael, Velel, Thiel. They are the names of those mercurial spirits, That do fright flies from boxes. DRUG. Yes, sir. SUB. And Beneath your threshold, bury me a load-stone To draw in gallants that wear spurs: the rest, They'll seem to follow. FACE. That's a secret, Nab! SUB. And, on your stall, a puppet, with a vice And a court-fucus to call city-dames: You shall deal much with minerals. DRUG. Sir, I have. At home, already -SUB. Ay, I know you have arsenic, Vitriol, sal-tartar, argaile, alkali, Cinoper: I know all. -- This fellow, captain, Will come, in time, to be a great distiller, And give a say -- I will not say directly, But very fair -- at the philosopher's stone. FACE. Why, how now, Abel! is this true? DRUG [ASIDE TO FACE]. Good captain, What must I give? FACE. Nay, I'll not counsel thee. Thou hear'st what wealth (he says, spend what thou canst,) Thou'rt like to come to. DRUG. I would gi' him a crown. FACE. A crown! and toward such a fortune? heart, Thou shalt rather gi' him thy shop. No gold about thee? DRUG. Yes, I have a portague, I have kept this half-year. FACE. Out on thee, Nab! 'Slight, there was such an offer -- Shalt keep't no longer, I'll give't him for thee. Doctor, Nab prays your worship to drink this, and swears He will appear more grateful, as your skill Does raise him in the world. DRUG. I would entreat Another favour of his worship. FACE. What is't, Nab? DRUG. But to look over, sir, my almanack, And cross out my ill-days, that I may neither Bargain, nor trust upon them. FACE. That he shall, Nab: Leave it, it shall be done, 'gainst afternoon. SUB. And a direction for his shelves.
FACE. Now, Nab, Art thou well pleased, Nab? DRUG. 'Thank, sir, both your worships. FACE. Away. [EXIT DRUGGER.] Why, now, you smoaky persecutor of nature! Now do you see, that something's to be done, Beside your beech-coal, and your corsive waters, Your crosslets, crucibles, and cucurbites? You must have stuff brought home to you, to work on: And yet you think, I am at no expense In searching out these veins, then following them, Then trying them out. 'Fore God, my intelligence Costs me more money, than my share oft comes to, In these rare works. SUB. You are pleasant, sir. [RE-ENTER DOL.] -- How now! What says my dainty Dolkin? DOL. Yonder fish-wife Will not away. And there's your giantess, The bawd of Lambeth. SUB. Heart, I cannot speak with them. DOL. Not afore night, I have told them in a voice, Thorough the trunk, like one of your familiars. But I have spied sir Epicure Mammon -SUB. Where? DOL. Coming along, at far end of the lane, Slow of his feet, but earnest of his tongue To one that's with him. SUB. Face, go you and shift. [EXIT FACE.] Dol, you must presently make ready, too. DOL. Why, what's the matter? SUB. O, I did look for him With the sun's rising: 'marvel he could sleep, This is the day I am to perfect for him The magisterium, our great work, the stone; And yield it, made, into his hands: of which He has, this month, talked as he were possess'd. And now he's dealing pieces on't away. -- Methinks I see him entering ordinaries, Dispensing for the pox, and plaguy houses, Reaching his dose, walking Moorfields for lepers, And offering citizens' wives pomander-bracelets, As his preservative, made of the elixir; Searching the spittal, to make old bawds young; And the highways, for beggars, to make rich. I see no end of his labours. He will make Nature asham'd of her long sleep: when art, Who's but a step-dame, shall do more than she, In her best love to mankind, ever could: If his dream lasts, he'll turn the age to gold. [EXEUNT.] ACT 2. SCENE 2.1. AN OUTER ROOM IN LOVEWIT'S HOUSE. ENTER SIR EPICURE MAMMON AND SURLY. MAM. Come on, sir. Now, you set your foot on shore In Novo Orbe; here's the rich Peru: And there within, sir, are the golden mines, Great Solomon's Ophir! he was sailing to't, Three years, but we have reached it in ten months. This is the day, wherein, to all my friends, I will pronounce the happy word, BE RICH; THIS DAY YOU SHALL BE SPECTATISSIMI. You shall no more deal with the hollow dye, Or the frail card. No more be at charge of keeping The livery-punk for the young heir, that must Seal, at all hours, in his shirt: no more, If he deny, have him beaten to't, as he is That brings him the commodity. No more Shall thirst of satin, or the covetous hunger Of velvet entrails for a rude-spun cloke, To be display'd at madam Augusta's, make The sons of Sword and Hazard fall before The golden calf, and on their knees, whole nights Commit idolatry with wine and trumpets: Or
go a feasting after drum and ensign. No more of this. You shall start up young viceroys, And have your punks, and punketees, my Surly. And unto thee I speak it first, BE RICH. Where is my Subtle, there? Within, ho! FACE [WITHIN]. Sir, he'll come to you by and by. MAM. That is his fire-drake, His Lungs, his Zephyrus, he that puffs his coals, Till he firk nature up, in her own centre. You are not faithful, sir. This night, I'll change All that is metal, in my house, to gold: And, early in the morning, will I send To all the plumbers and the pewterers, And by their tin and lead up; and to Lothbury For all the copper. SUR. What, and turn that too? MAM. Yes, and I'll purchase Devonshire and Cornwall, And make them perfect Indies! you admire now? SUR. No, faith. MAM. But when you see th' effects of the Great Medicine, Of which one part projected on a hundred Of Mercury, or Venus, or the moon, Shall turn it to as many of the sun; Nay, to a thousand, so ad infinitum: You will believe me. SUR. Yes, when I see't, I will. But if my eyes do cozen me so, and I Giving them no occasion, sure I'll have A whore, shall piss them out next day. MAM. Ha! why? Do you think I fable with you? I assure you, He that has once the flower of the sun, The perfect ruby, which we call elixir, Not only can do that, but, by its virtue, Can confer honour, love, respect, long life; Give safety, valour, yea, and victory, To whom he will. In eight and twenty days, I'll make an old man of fourscore, a child. SUR. No doubt; he's that already. MAM. Nay, I mean, Restore his years, renew him, like an eagle, To the fifth age; make him get sons and daughters, Young giants; as our philosophers have done, The ancient patriarchs, afore the flood, But taking, once a week, on a knife's point, The quantity of a grain of mustard of it; Become stout Marses, and beget young Cupids. SUR. The decay'd vestals of Pict-hatch would thank you, That keep the fire alive, there. MAM. 'Tis the secret Of nature naturis'd 'gainst all infections, Cures all diseases coming of all causes; A month's grief in a day, a year's in twelve; And, of what age soever, in a month: Past all the doses of your drugging doctors. I'll undertake, withal, to fright the plague Out of the kingdom in three months. SUR. And I'll Be bound, the players shall sing your praises, then, Without their poets. MAM. Sir, I'll do't. Mean time, I'll give away so much unto my man, Shall serve the whole city, with preservative Weekly; each house his dose, and at the rate -SUR. As he that built the Water-work, does with water? MAM. You are incredulous. SUR. Faith I have a humour, I would not willingly be gull'd. Your stone Cannot transmute me. MAM. Pertinax, [my] Surly, Will you believe antiquity? records? I'll shew you a book where Moses and his sister, And Solomon have written of the art; Ay, and a treatise penn'd by Adam -SUR. How! MAM. Of the philosopher's stone, and in High Dutch.
to project on. Let them stand bare. FACE. The peacock's tail. sir. When 'twas not beech. crimson: the red ferment Has done his office. FACE.Thou'rt sure thou saw'st it blood? . lastly.How now! Do we succeed? Is our day come? and holds it? FACE. MAM. MAM. To keep your heat still even. he. Good man.] -. and I will make me a back With the elixir. MAM. sir. -. -. And. O that. Argus' eyes. Hurt with the fume o' the metals. Boccace his Demogorgon. Like a wench with child. But do you hear? I'll geld you. Again I say to thee. No. I have a piece of Jason's fleece. thousands more. sir. in High Dutch? MAM. That's true. Lungs. Cadmus' story. my Surly. Did Adam write. MAM. right? Blushes the bolt's-head? FACE. Of the pale citron. thrown by many a coal. AS A SERVANT. my Zephyrus. a good fat ram-vellum. Or cap them. sir. The evening will set red upon you. This day. I will manumit thee from the furnace. they say. And. The alembic. just. aloud.SUR. sir. Be rich. indeed. MAM. You have colour for it. FACE. good thatch: Thatch will lie light upon the rafters. Lungs. 'Tis like your Irish wood. Puffe. sir. The manner of our work. Lost in the embers. sir! buy The covering off o' churches. Yes. Which proves it was the primitive tongue. with shingles. thou shalt have ingots. -. SUR. the plumed swan. Hard for your worship. the Hesperian garden. I have blown. Still breathing fire. weigh'd those I put in. and to-morrow. too. to encounter fifty a night. SUR. He did. MAM. Which was no other than a book of alchemy. MAM. hardness. And they are gathered into Jason's helm. that shall be as tough As Hercules. as do their auditory. MAM. For I do mean To have a list of wives and concubines. 'Gainst cob-webs. all that fable of Medea's charms. he's doing his devotions For the success. All abstract riddles of our stone. Excellent witty Lungs! -. What paper? MAM. At his prayers. Writ in large sheep-skin. sir. who had the stone Alike with me. three hours hence prepare you To see projection. new. Jove's shower. the bulls. Pertinax. and the biting. Where's master? FACE. till they're fixed. No. Such was Pythagoras' thigh. the sanguis agni? FACE. mercury sublimate. Both this. And thence sublimed so often. Will last 'gainst worms. our argent-vive. That keeps the whiteness. [ENTER FACE. FACE. I will set a period To all thy labours. That were but now discover'd to her master. sir. the boon of Midas. and repair this brain.Is it. MAM. thou shalt be the master Of my seraglio. Thou hast descry'd the flower. Yes. the green lion.Lungs. sir. Pandora's tub. and then sow'd in Mars his field. these blear'd eyes Have wak'd to read your several colours. This town will not half serve me. Equal with Solomon. On cedar board. Good. I will restore thee thy complexion. our furnace.my only care Where to get stuff enough now. Lungs. Yes. MAM. Give lords th' affront. FACE. the crow. the dragon: The dragon's teeth.
how it heightens. I do think t' have all this with the stone. Why. To lose ourselves in. made in a plume to gather wind. [EXIT. dormice. that I did bring along. Boil'd in the spirit of sol. and studded With emeralds. And my flatterers Shall be the pure and gravest of divines. I'll have no bawds. calver'd salmons." FACE. to disperse And multiply the figures. and the swelling unctuous paps Of a fat pregnant sow. MAM. That makes it. like pits To fall into. good soul. for me. Knots. and camels' heels. It shall be such as might provoke the Persian. and then my poets The same that writ so subtly of the fart. to convert him. And I shall carry it? MAM. unto that fellow I'll send a thousand pound to be my cuckold. each-where. mine oval room Fill'd with such pictures as Tiberius took From Elephantis. honest wretch. or [a] rich lawyer. newly cut off. Go forth. My venture brings it me. Here he comes. FACE. Puffe. And roll us dry in gossamer and roses. not stuft. holy. superstitious. vapour'd 'bout the room. Were he to teach the world riot anew. and religious man. instead of sallads. But fathers and mothers: they will do it best. and rubies. Then.Where I spy A wealthy citizen. "There's gold. to make me eunuchs of: And they shall fan me with ten estrich tails A-piece. What is he. SUB. Down is too hard: and then. and poignant sauce. An heretic. he is so: but I buy it. Best of all others. as I walk Naked between my succubae. godwits. The tongues of carps. let him Do it alone. and eastern air -SUR. A pious. and dissolv'd pearl. father. My mists I'll have of perfume. And do you think to have the stone with this? MAM. This argues something. The few that would give out themselves to be Court and town-stallions. I'll go look A little. -. In hope. That I can get for money. sir. Headed with diamond and carbuncle. and his slippers bald. And to your friend there. I will have all my beds blown up. -. Do.] Good morrow. No. Whom I will entertain still for that subject. my glasses Cut in more subtle angles. SUB. Has worn his knees bare. Have a sublimed pure wife. and dull Aretine But coldly imitated. My meat shall all come in. that thus you meet your time In the just point: prevent your day at morning. Those will I beg. is with you? MAM. lampreys: I myself will have The beards of barbels served. Dishes of agat set in gold. sir. Not a profane word afore him: 'tis poison. Both blood and spirit. now we have the med'cine. My foot-boy shall eat pheasants. Apicius' diet. He. SUR. perfumed With gums of paradise.Is it arrived at ruby? -. Eloquent burgesses. My mere fools. and be a knight. sir. A notable. I have heard he must be homo frugi. still. sir. I doubt You are covetous.FACE. I'll say unto my cook. Gentle son. Take heed you do not cause the blessing leave . and my baths.[ENTER SUBTLE. Oil'd mushrooms. soft and light As cobwebs. 'gainst the epilepsy: And I will eat these broths with spoons of amber. -. from whence we will come forth. worthy of a fear Of importune and carnal appetite. in Indian shells.My shirts I'll have of taffeta-sarsnet. sapphires. and. a very virgin. MAM. My gloves of fishes' and birds' skins. good morrow. Son. Sir. One free from mortal sin. hyacinths. We will be brave. No. bely Ladies who are known most innocent for them. and for all my other raiment. Drest with an exquisite.] MAM. With prayer and fasting for it: and. For which.
To pious uses. Not prosper where my love and zeal hath placed them. SUB. What need you? You have enough in that is perfect. O but -SUB. and overtake Your subtle and most secret ways. FACE [WITHIN]. To draw his volatile substance and his tincture: And let the water in glass E be filter'd. How now! FACE. Lute him well. Sir. Anon. I thank my Maker. I know. MAM. son. And bring me the complexion of glass B. And make us worthy of it! -.I mean to tinct C in sand-heat tomorrow. I but come. SUB. SUB. Well. should now prevaricate. Indeed. Look well to the register. To the aludels.] MAM. SUR. What's the complexion? FACE [WITHIN]. MAM. in S. Which (heaven I call to witness. SUB. And. sir. this is covetise! MAM. to your own particular lusts employ So great and catholic a bliss. And give him imbibition. Got by long watching and large patience. Founding of colleges and grammar schools. is this. would not be gull'd. Whitish. Did you look On the bolt's-head yet? FACE [WITHIN]. please you. We have a medicine of the triple soul.you. yes. I assure you. and dear charity Now grown a prodigy with men. but unto public good. MAM. Shall I not change the filter? SUB. And put into the gripe's egg. To whom I have pour'd my thoughts) in all my ends. SUR. In the lent heat of Athanor. Have you another? SUB. Mary's . SUB. Marrying young virgins. somewhat costive of belief Toward your stone. son. be sure A curse will follow. sir. [EXIT FACE. and's become Sulphur of Nature. sir. No.Your piety were firm. sir. yea. Thanks be to heaven. we would not want The means to glorify it: but I hope the best. Yes. I have another work. of red. -. Have look'd no way. Wherein If you. FACE [WITHIN]. you never saw. Marry. The glorified spirit. And leave him closed in balneo. You shall not need to fear me. Yes. sir. The WORK IS DONE. That three days since past the philosopher's wheel. To have you confute this gentleman. sir? SUB. were I assured -. MAM. building hospitals. Who is. Why. sir. son. No. I will. Which? on D.] SUB. All that I can convince him in. now even at perfection.Ulen Spiegel! FACE [WITHIN]. And let your heat still lessen by degrees. And now and then a church. I should be sorry To see my labours. With your ungovern'd haste. But 'tis for me? SUB. F is come over the helm too. Ay. What a brave language here is! next to canting. with your self. I shall employ it all in pious uses. Of white oil? SUB. bright sol is in his robe. my son. [RE-ENTER FACE. Infuse vinegar.
sir. The ground black. Yes. When do you make projection? SUB. when I set The liquor of Mars to circulation In the same heat. sir. H has his white shirt on? FACE. but that you will have it so. t'amalgame with some six of mercury. And shews lac virginis. He says right. MAM. Yes. SUB. Yes. then again congeal him. And then dissolve him. do. are you bolted? FACE. sir. and be cozen'd. That's your crow's head? SUR. And sign'd with Hermes' seal. O. And giving him solution. he stands warm. [RE-ENTER FACE. No. and then married them. Blessed be heaven! I sent you of his faeces there calcined: Out of that calx. What is some three ounces Of fresh materials? MAM. I have seen the ill fortune. we have enough beside. I have won the salt of mercury. What will serve? FACE. And the philosopher's vinegar? FACE. how oft I iterate the work. The process then was right.] SUR. Away. I think 'twas so. sir. For luck's sake to the rest: it is not good. And put them in a bolt's-head nipp'd to digestion. SUB.bath. How much? SUB. SUB. Ask him. Your cock's-comb's. I would not you should let Any die now. Yes. Son. SUB. O. By hanging him in balneo vaporoso. [GIVES FACE THE MONEY. In embrion. By pouring on your rectified water? SUB. here's money. Ay. Would it were the crow! That work wants something. SUR [ASIDE]. sir. I looked for this. I exalt our med'cine. To see conclusions of all: for two Of our inferior works are at fixation. No more. MAM. We shall have a sallad! MAM. is it not? SUB. Yes.you may give him ten. if I might counsel. But I care not: Let him e'en die. MAM. twenty. This needs not. Go your ways. sir. He's ripe for inceration. There 'tis. And what was saved was put into the pellican. Ay. SUR [ASIDE]. sir. 'tis not perfect. Have you set the oil of luna in kemia? FACE. We should have a new amalgama. A third is in ascension. Nay. FACE. Yes. Are you sure you loosed them In their own menstrue? FACE. SUR. Give him nine pound: -. According as you bade me. this ferret Is rank as any pole-cat.] SUB. So many times I add unto his . [EXIT.] How now! what colour says it? FACE. SUR [ASIDE]. In his ash-fire. MAM. SUB. then congeal him. For look. I know't. The hay's a pitching. be not hasty. by the token. MAM. the retort brake. sir. MAM. Of gold. Is't no more? FACE. sir. and reverberating in Athanor.
I believe you in that. Yes. And even in gold they are. Pound him to dust. he'll turn a thousand. you may bring them too: We'll change all metals. The same we say of lead and other metals. But your whole work. And dripping-pans. On the other part. As to grow gold. father. your pewter. SUR. and your andirons. for 'twere absurb To think that nature in the earth bred gold Perfect in the instant: something went before. Nature doth first beget the imperfect. we say -MAM.To be an ass. But common to all metals and all stones. That both do act and suffer. both which. And is a chicken in potentia. no more. As they do eggs in Egypt! SUB. and your racks. if at first one ounce convert a hundred. SUR. the one. His third solution. For. and gold in them. Yes. what have you observ'd. a certain crass and vicious Portion of earth. or the unctuous water. That cannot be. Which would be gold. do you Believe that eggs are hatch'd so? SUR. Do make the elementary matter of gold. Sulphur of the fat and earthy part. SUB. SUB. MAM. Nor can this remote matter suddenly Progress so from extreme unto extreme. a thousand thousand ounces Of any imperfect metal. Get you your stuff here against afternoon. I think that the greater miracle. or to quicksilver. It is.virtue. As good as any of the natural mine. and hooks? Shall he not? SUB. in all examinations. Some do believe hermaphrodeity. now it heats: stand. SUB. No egg but differs from a chicken more Than metals in themselves. Beside. then Proceeds she to the perfect. And little hope. Ay. by our fire. concorporate. There must be remote matter. Seems so impossible? SUR. where it is forsaken of that moisture. It turns to sulphur. If he please. mercury is engender'd. if they had time. Why. who doth . But much less charity. This gentleman you must bear withal: I told you he had no faith. SUR. -. And can produce the species of each metal More perfect thence. for we do find Seeds of them. Ay. MAM. But these two Make the rest ductile. The egg's ordain'd by nature to that end. SUB. That you should hatch gold in a furnace. How. And that Our art doth further. sir. his fourth. in all metals. Then I may send my spits? SUB. SUB. should I gull myself. into pure Silver or gold. ten. SUR. Sir. extensive. If I should? SUB. what is that? SUB. Which is the last. and leap o'er all the means. and pot-hangers. Ay. than nature doth in earth. sir. Marry. supplying the place of male. Which is not yet propria materia. a hundred: After his fifth. it becomes a stone: Where it retains more of the humid fatness. sir! MAM. which we call Material liquida. Your brass. A humid exhalation. Why. Not those of iron? SUB. in our art. SUR. And hath more driness. MAM. Who are the parents of all other metals. SUR. sir. malleable. After his second loose. Of that airy And oily water. As. The other of the female. of the one part.
Who is this? SUB. 'Twas not my fault. you traitor. Sir. Your oil of height. Stay. she would speak with you. chalk. your tree of life. Powder of bones. which art our writers Used to obscure their art. your blood. 'Sprecious! -. glass. your lac virginis. Well said. wasps. hornets. with an argument. sir. scalings of iron. Nothing. Go in and see.not see in daily practice Art can beget bees. MAM. women's terms. Your toad. With all your broths. beetles. azoch. I urg'd that. your dragon. your sulphur. sir. -. FACE.] What now? FACE. sir? SUB. And then your red man. And make it vulgar. sir. and materials. sir? SUB. You very knave! do you use me thus? FACE. your menstrues.] FACE. Would burst a man to name? SUB. if he take you in hand. Go! [EXIT FACE.Because the simple idiot should not learn it. SUB. your tutie. He'll bray you in a mortar. good sir? I have not seen you thus distemper'd: who is't? SUB. being rightly placed? And these are living creatures. heautarit. zernich. Wherein. to cheat a man With charming. your magnesia. man. your adrop. chibrit. only because He would have made Ours common. [EXIT. your firmament. I'll believe That Alchemy is a pretty kind of game. Out of the carcases and dung of creatures. And clear'd to him. And worlds of other strange ingredients. MAM. Your lato. MAM. MAM. and your panther. Was not all the knowledge Of the Aegyptians writ in mystic symbols? Speak not the scriptures oft in parables? Are not the choicest fables of the poets. what is she? . Stay. Hair o' the head. Who is it. That were the fountains and first springs of wisdom.] MAM. sir. Your stone. stay. nothing. SUB. Pray you. far more perfect And excellent than metals. What's the matter. Wrapp'd in perplexed allegories? MAM. I dare not. and clay. that Sisyphus was damn'd To roll the ceaseless stone. merds. Sir. Your marchesite. SUB.] -. Let me entreat you. -[RE-ENTER FACE. sir! Follow me. And all these named. father! Nay. Sir? SUR. man's blood. What else are all your terms. scorpions of an herb. your crow. Lungs. sir. and your chrysosperm. your med'cine. Your sun. All arts have still had. sir.] MAM [STOPPING HIM]. DOL [APPEARS AT THE DOOR]. Yea. Your sal. SUR. burnt clouts. your moon.What do you mean? go in. Would she. and your mercury. and your white woman.Where's this varlet? [RE-ENTER FACE. SUB. Intending but one thing. good lady. Whereon no one of your writers 'grees with other? Of your elixir. their adversaries. so I told him -. Of piss and egg-shells. sir. Somewhat like tricks o' the cards. [DOL RETIRES. But ours the most ignorant. Rather than I'll be brayed.
She falls into her fit. 'Heart. -. Ulen. sir. 'Fore God.[RE-ENTER FACE. I warrant thee.FACE. stay. FACE. sir! [EXIT. I'll come to you again. Ulen! FACE. SUR.He'll be mad too. you abuse yourself. yet still loth to be gull'd: I do not like your philosophical bawds. believe it. MAM. Is she no way accessible? no means. I am sent in haste. Your friend to use. Sir Epicure. a Bradamante. The original of this disaster. sir. he will not be "gull'd. and circulate like oil. no: do not wrong him. You are too foul. and sent hither -. in good faith. [GIVES HIM MONEY. Drink that. by this light. he's a rare physician. A lord's sister. How might one do t' have conference with her. No. Their stone is letchery enough to pay for. To fetch a vial. Softly. Her brother Has told me all. O. He's Too scrupulous that way: it is his vice. rascal! FACE. This must not hear. do him right. SUR. Be not gull'd. He deals all With spirits.Here. No. Yes. FACE. to be cured. he will not hear a word Of Galen. I know the lady. sir. -MAM. I dare not. and will discourse So learnedly of genealogies. -. And is gone mad with studying Broughton's works. I meant To have told your worship all. sir. sir. He is extreme angry that you saw her. Heart. speak softly. he. to hear her. Why. Without this bait. a brave piece. Over the helm. [GOING.Come here. And yet you never saw her Till now! . Of mathematics. bawdry. No trick to give a man a taste of her -wit -. sir Mammon. Wherein? pray ye. Stay. she is a most rare scholar. One word. sir! so merry! So pleasant! she'll mount you up. If you but name a word touching the Hebrew. SUR. sir. -. sir. Surly. and means. How! pray thee. You are very right. MAM. SUB [WITHIN]. the most affablest creature. be patient. I did not think one of your breeding Would traduce personages of worth. SUR. MAM. any thing -MAM.] MAM. MAM. And trust confederate knaves and bawds and whores." let him alone. Lo you! -. An excellent Paracelsian. She's mad. or his tedious recipes. Lungs! FACE. O divers have run mad upon the conference: I do not know. like quicksilver.] MAM.] What is she when she's out of her fit? FACE. MAM.Why sent hither? FACE. [EXIT. knave. Lungs? FACE. MAM. MAM. A very vegetal: discourse of state. Sir.Or so? SUB [WITHIN]. As you would run mad too. FACE. this is a bawdy-house! I will be burnt else. and her friends. MAM.] How now. FACE. sir. as you are. O.] MAM. SUR. and has done Strange cures with mineral physic.
too. [WHISPERS MAMMON. by attorney. but I forgot. To laugh: for you that are. and yourself.] if you please to quit us. Your menstruum simplex! I'll have gold before you. a rich. sir. This gentleman has a parlous head. [GIVES HIM MONEY. With his own oaths. believe it. Sir. -. FACE. Don Face! why. you shall have My master busy examining o' the works. unto the party. On my faith -SUR. Till we meet next. if you have it not about you. King of Bantam.[WALKS ASIDE. I follow you. he's the most authentic dealer In these commodities. and does appoint. MAM. As my life. Some half-hour hence. Sir. Him will I prove. and at what hour. to avoid suspicion. Now. Give me your honest trick yet at primero. Who lies with whom. O yes. sir. 'tis thought. SUR. and in what smock. that has no need.He will not have his name known. by a third person. A very treacherous memory! MAM. Tut. dear sir Mammon. Lungs. But do so. 'tis true. and praise me. to find The subtleties of this dark labyrinth: Which if I do discover. Wilt thou do this? FACE. What call you her brother? MAM. Sir. sir. And I respect his house. I have.] But. My lord -. That a grave sir. Sir Epicure. MAM. and to a second purpose. You'll meet the captain's worship? SUR. and your lunary. sir? And that you'll make her royal with the stone. now I think on't. I am sure it is a bawdy-house. [TO SURLY. Will I. MAM. sir. And with less danger of the quicksilver. Or gleek. what fall. should thus. FACE. Your jack. pass it. shall I say.] FACE. that my master May busy himself about projection. -. go. though no philosopher. straight. I do think. shall weep. Which gown. SUR. [RE-ENTER FACE. Here's one from Captain Face. I am a noble fellow? FACE. A wise sir. [EXIT. rogue: take. I'll swear it. and arguments.MAM. Be constant to thy promise? FACE. my Lungs! I love thee. And I will steal you in. you'll not forget. make hard means To gull himself? An this be your elixir. O. good sir. Your lapis mineralis. Send your stuff. at other times. Heart! can it be.Sir. sir! MAM. Nay. MAM. But wilt thou Ulen. were the marshal here to thank me: The naming this commander doth confirm it.] FACE. That you may see her converse. . I shall leave you. He's one I honour. and my noble friend. and come Again within two hours. Thou hast witch'd me. And wilt thou insinuate what I am. Of all mankind. SUR. now. One of the treacherousest memories.] Desires you meet him in the Temple-church. what else. by this hand. and all. what price. You'll give your poor friend leave.] MAM. FACE. Or the hot sulphur. MAM. what tire. and take your lutum sapientis. SUR. the superintendant To all the quainter traffickers in town! He is the visitor. and upon earnest business. I will. he does pray. And say. sir. An empress. I will not.
[EXIT FACE WITH THE GOWN. I must use him In some strange fashion. nay. Slave. But will he send his andirons? FACE. A wench is a rare bait. Well.MAM.] SUB.I will send my jack. nor faster. new gesture. laugh and talk aloud. In a new tune. [EXIT DOL. Away. with which a man No sooner's taken. pray for me. and have thee twirl a chain With the best lord's vermin of 'em all. A faithful brother. FACE. but he straight firks mad.] [ALOUD. Away. my Subtle. now! The Temple-church. i'faith. His jack too. sanguine! SUB. in the cucurbite.Who are you? ANA. Madam. SUB. with my gown. Sir! SUB. I was born to make thee. I'll about it. [EXIT. Yes. Well.] Where is my drudge? [RE-ENTER FACE. that should deal For Mammon's jack and andirons.This fellow is sent from one negociates with me About the stone too. you must now Bear yourself statelich. I'll keep my distance. And swallowed. the exiled saints. Thorough both the gills. now. DOL. Has he bit? has he bit? FACE. you must go to the door. to make him admire me.] FACE. [KNOCKING WITHOUT. Ay. -. and now he plays. I must not lose my wary gamester yonder. Dol? DOL. And rectify your menstrue from the phlegma. too. I'll not forget my race. -. Then pour it on the Sol. more gudgeons! Dol. SUB. SUB. sir. And shall we twitch him? FACE. scout! [DOL GOES TO THE WINDOW. I warrant you. SUB. And save the ground? SUB.] Now. he said he would send what call you him? The sanctified elder. O monsieur Caution. to your withdrawing chamber. FACE. Have all the tricks of a proud scurvy lady. Thou art a villain -. No: terra damnata Must not have entrance in the work. Ods so! 'tis he. Shall not advance thee better: no. scout. Let him in.Who is't. Set thee on a bench. a count palatine -FACE. my Lord What'ts'hums sister. MAM. Face. there I have cast mine angle. for the holy brethren Of Amsterdam. FACE. Good. And let them macerate together. Not I. I have spoke to him. I know him not: he looks like a gold-endman. 'Pray God it be my anabaptist -. And be as rude as her woman. sir! MAM. help me off. Take away the recipient. that hope To raise their discipline by it. -. If I can strike a fine hook into him.] Stay. go. FACE. And the weights too. thou dost not care for me. sir. SUB. sir.[ENTER ANANIAS. if it please you. Well said.] [RE-ENTER SUBTLE AND DOL. What's that? A Lullianist? a Ripley? Filius artis? Can you sublime and dulcify? . Dol. MAM. first. And's iron shoeing-horn. but old language.] Away. that WILL NOT BE GULL'D? FACE. Stay. I could bite thine ear. What. I have given him line. my good weasel.] SUB. A count. O let me alone. Come.
SUB. From Tribulation Wholesome. SUB. SUB. Our very zealous pastor. His oleosity. sir. Sir. Metals. Or chrysopoeia. truly. 'Tis the pouring on Your aqua regis. How! heathen Greek? ANA. calcination. Heathen! you Knipper-doling? is Ars sacra. and his suscitability. SUB. SUB. Because We then are to deal justly. 'Slid. ANA. it is dissolved. Their utmost value. SUB. Your magisterium now. That deal with widows' and with orphans' goods. ANA. it is coagulated. With the calce of egg-shells. or panarchic knowledge. SUB. Hot into dry. Please you. Malleation. sublimation. And not a stone. a spirit. After mortification. SUB. cold into moist. sir? SUB. This is heathen Greek to you! -. What's the proper passion of metals? FACE. SUB. Your teacher? ANA. he will be gone. How know you him? FACE. I take it. If you coagulate. Antimonium. I understand no heathen language. Heathen Greek. Dry into cold. This is heathen Greek to you. Enough. putrefaction. All's heathen but the Hebrew. Good! I have Some orphans' goods to come here. How do you sublime him? FACE. SUB. sir? ANA. it flieth. A very fugitive. To the trine circle of the seven spheres. SUB. that we must use our medicine on: Wherein the brethren may have a pennyworth For ready money.I will . ablution. SUB.calcine? Know you the sapor pontic? sapor stiptic? Or what is homogene. my varlet. now! -. in truth. your elements. Sirrah. White marble. and the martyrisations Of metals in the work. or spagyrica. Name the vexations. stand you forth and speak to him.And when comes vivification? FACE. FACE. and give. 'Tis a stone. What's your ultimum supplicium auri? FACE. A heathen language? ANA. Of what kind. Why do you ask? ANA. Shifting. talc. Like a philosopher: answer in the language. you are sent from master Wholesome. andirons and kitchen-ware. O. Were the orphans' parents Sincere professors? SUB. What's that? FACE. and Fixation.] This is heathen Greek to you! What are you. [EXIT FACE. sir. SUB. and then drawing him off. Cohobation. moist into hot.And what's your mercury? FACE. a soul. or heterogene? ANA. What's cohobation? FACE. SUB. Pewter and brass. and a body: Which if you do dissolve. SUB. Or the pamphysic. Solution. And make a just account unto the saints: A deacon. a servant of the exiled brethren. And if their parents were not of the faithful! -. This is heathen Greek to you still! Your lapis philosophicus? FACE. SUB. ceration. By his viscosity. you'd cozen else. If you make it to fly.
FACE. That's his sign. Nab. SUB. or what not. of another sound. and down th' alembics. some ninety more: and they have heard since. breed affections. And here's now mystery and hieroglyphic! FACE. that way is stale.We must appease him. FOLLOWED BY DRUGGER. A poor device! No. Piger Henricus. doctor. 'Till I have talked with your pastor. [RE-ENTER FACE. Out. The Balance? SUB. And give me satisfaction." And by it standing one whose name is "Dee. doctor. and lome. as bricks. shall perish. SUB. Have you brought money To buy more coals? ANA. there's "D. do not say so.not trust you. and the furnace. and all be annull'd. A man must deal like a rough nurse. That one at Heidelberg. sir. You have had. Surely.what is it. by a virtual influence. No. a good lucky one. He shall have "a bell." Abel Drugger. How now! what mates. That may result upon the party owns it: As thus -FACE." In a "rug" gown." that's "drug:" And right anenst him a dog snarling "er. whose radii. and common. and sulphureity Shall run together again. thou art made. I was devising now. What's your name? ANA. DRUG. He is busy with his spirits. Has brought you another piece of gold to look on: -." and "Rug." that's "Abel. I have another thing I would impart -- . Thou wicked Ananias! [EXIT ANANIAS. Nab! SUB. A sign. For the instruments." There's "Drugger.] This will fetch 'em. they will not venture any more. Shall. made it of an egg. to an appetite. He has brought you a pipe of tobacco. SUB. Terreity. Thou wretch! Both sericon and bufo shall be lost. Nab? DRUG. FACE. SUB. DRUG. and for materials.Sir. he would be furious. Abel. away! Flee. My name is Ananias. gives the bull. FACE. surely. The brethren bid me say unto you. I told you. No! how so? ANA. a thriving sign. You would devise -. How! ANA. Till they may see projection. and glasses. 'Slight. Ay. now I think on it. I will have his name Form'd in some mystic character. -. Already thirty pound. sir. -. IN HIS UNIFORM.] FACE. and fright Those that are froward. but we'll upon him. SUB. All hope of rooting out the bishops. I do thank his worship. sir. the ram. Or the bull's-head: in Aries. And make them haste towards their gulling more. And a small paper of pin-dust. what Baiards have we here? FACE.and prays you. No. SUB. If they stay threescore minutes: the aqueity. Sir. Give it me. mischief! had your holy consistory No name to send me. here's Nab. Tell them.What say you to his constellation. the varlet That cozen'd the apostles! Hence. or out goes The fire. doctor. Striking the senses of the passers by. Yes. Six o' thy legs more will not do it. Than wicked Ananias? send your elders Hither to make atonement for you quickly. They say. Or the antichristian hierarchy. A townsman born in Taurus. He will repent he gave you any more -.
more talk'd of. 'Slid. DRUG. sir. Out with it. Nab. the doctor is the only man In Christendom for him. -. And seeing so many of the city dubb'd? One glass o' thy water. Yes. Nab. What! Thou dost not know. FACE. FACE. good captain! FACE. He has made a table. sometime. FACE. How! to quarrel? DRUG. And I do now and then give her a fucus -FACE.] A miserable rogue. He'll send you a pound. and is come up To learn to quarrel. What! and dost thou despair. and is a man himself Of some three thousand a year. doctor. Send her. send her to the doctor. He is the honestest fellow. Yes. doctor. 'Tis good tobacco. Marry.On. but it stands a cop. He will do't. captain. She's come up here of purpose To learn the fashion. sir. Ods lid. Away. DRUG. As gallants do. DRUG. DRUG. Their honour is their multitude of suitors. But she's afraid it will be blown abroad. for thee. SUB. And has the worms. sir. Abel. FACE. No matter. And thy will too. And physic too. Knowing what the doctor has set down for thee. and your widows Are ne'er of any price till they be famous. What! dost thou deal. for which she trusts me With all her mind. SUB. I did tell you.FACE.Abel. Very good. Abel. and the parties. Go to: 'Shalt give his worship a new damask suit Upon the premises. Why he came now: he dealt with me . With mathematical demonstrations. Go. [EXIT ABEL. Will have it done. Sir. be gone. she wears A hood. Scarce cold in his one and twenty. Nab. FACE. a gentleman newly warm in his land. she's not in fashion yet. this! What is't an ounce? FACE. FACE. Thou shalt know more anon. bring them both. hard by me. No. about it. bring the damask. to carry quarrels. And will go down again. Nab? SUB. a knight? DRUG. O no. and die in the country. that does govern His sister here. She'll be more known. It is the goodest soul! -. there is lodged. Touching the art of quarrels: he will give him An instrument to quarrel by. to make it more Follow'd and sought: Nab. O. Him and his sister. indeed. and to live by his wits. sir. And. I have spoke to her of his worship already. Nab: what's her brother. FACE. sir. to manage them by line. A rich young widow -FACE. my little Nab. hither. Nab. she'll never marry Under a knight: her brother has made a vow. Hurt it! 'tis the way To heal it. Good! a bona roba? DRUG. He shall. sir. FACE. And hurt her marriage. at the most. That was the cause. if 'twere hurt. with her The doctor happ'ly may persuade. Good (his match too!) -. DRUG. FACE. DRUG. No. with a madam I know. and lives with cheese. thou shalt tell her this. And she does strangely long to know her fortune. Nab.Stay not. it may be thy good fortune. DRUG. FACE. DRUG. No offers. I'll try my power. But nineteen. SUB.
And so a learned elder. ANA. and make him prone to passion. TRI. but by the philosopher's stone. he is a heathen. weighing What need we have to hasten on the work. than your glassmen? More antichristian than your bell-founders? What makes the devil so devilish. 'Pray God I have not staid too long. SUB. I fear it. Sathan. ANA. it is a work of darkness. SUB.] ACT 3. SCENE 3. A man would scarce endure her for the whole. TRI. And such rebukes. FACE. I do not like the man. THE LANE BEFORE LOVEWIT'S HOUSE. And stand up for the beauteous discipline. a wife for one on us. shall have The more in goods. And fume of metals. And of the spirit. A wife. TRI. sir. For the restoring of the silenced saints. the stone is made. Away you. our common enemy. we of the separation Must bear with willing shoulders. Faith. When as the work is done. FACE. SUB. ENTER TRIBULATION WHOLESOME AND ANANIAS. Not since the beautiful light first shone on me: And I am sad my zeal hath so offended. one of Scotland. TRI. We must await his calling. I think him a profane person indeed. And with philosophy blinds the eyes of man. You did fault. Where have you greater atheists than your cooks? Or more profane. Good brother. catch him. we must bend unto all means. SUB. Which ne'er will be. but his being Perpetually about the fire. Which his cannot: the sanctified cause Should have a sanctified course. aurum potabile being The only med'cine. FACE. [EXEUNT. that intoxicate The brain of man.in private. and then determine. for the civil magistrate. by man. the other has in tail. best let's see her first. And speaks the language of Canaan. truly. I would ask you.1. still about the fire. I will knock first. To get a med'cine for them. And shall. ANA. Assured me. In pure zeal. t' upbraid him With the brethren's blessing of Heidelberg. as the trials Sent forth to tempt our frailties. SUB. I have not edified more. we should give somewhat to man's nature. Content: but Dol must have no breath on't. Mum. ANA. This heat of his may turn into a zeal. and he that fails. or be such a burden. truly. TRI. I say.] Peace be within! . ANA. Rather the less: for she may be so light She may want grains. [KNOCKS. These chastisements are common to the saints. Not always necessary: The children of perdition are oft-times Made instruments even of the greatest works: Beside. Ay. and boiling Brimstone and arsenic? We must give. or choleric. Unto the motives. The motion's good. and the stirrers up Of humours in the blood. The place he lives in. He bears The visible mark of the beast in his forehead. And for his stone. It may be so. and the coming Of the good spirit. This works. my dear Subtle! We'll e'en draw lots. to your Surly yonder. And must be daily used in the disease. That may give furtherance to the holy cause. Let us call on him then. Against the menstruous cloth and rag of Rome. T' incline him to a feeling of the cause. FACE.
You may be any thing. to buy The king of France out of his realms. A lady that is past the feat of body. Another has the palsy or the dropsy. Christ-tide. a tune may be religious. O. And for the orphans' goods. And get a tune to call the flock together: For. You cannot But raise you friends. This qualifies most! Why. To give you the least grievance. Bells are profane. ANA. are you come? 'twas time. verily. you restore. or a squire That hath both these. Though not of mind. And party in the realm? As. I not deny. it goes down yet. From the Indies. This qualifies more! TRI. he is come to humble Himself in spirit. What can you not do Against lords spiritual or temporal. and to ask your patience. be appeased. or Spain Out of his Indies. A knight that has the bone-ache. thus it should be. drawing the Hollanders. SUB. Your threescore minutes Were at last thread. No warning with you! then farewell my patience. and leave off to make Long-winded exercises. Have I discours'd so unto you of our stone.] SCENE 3. but are ready To lend their willing hands to any project The spirit and you direct. SUB. Withal. And of the good that it shall bring your cause? Shew'd you (beside the main of hiring forces Abroad. Why. the saints. SUB. Or what is needful else to the holy work. If too much zeal hath carried him aside From the due path. I pray you. -ANA. this doth qualify! TRI. -. for their ends. Sir. you see: and down had gone Furnus acediae. And other phlegmatic people. May. It shall be numbered. But such as are not graced in a state. I take it. Throw down their purse before you. your friends. to say sooth. AND THEY ENTER. 'tis true.Wicked Ananias! Art thou return'd? nay then. Yet. SUB. and hath her face decay'd Beyond all cure of paintings. He takes of your incombustible stuff. SUB. The brethren had no purpose. SUB. retort and pelican Had all been cinders. With the oil of talc: there you have made a friend. you but send three drops of your elixir. it is very pregnant. it is your bell. A ROOM IN LOVEWIT'S HOUSE. a tune does much with women. SUB. TRI. SUB. be adverse in religion. with all their fleet) That even the med'cinal use shall make you a faction. FOLLOWED BY TRIBULATION AND ANANIAS. Ay. to be of power To pay an army in the field. And all her friends. Verily.2. SUB. put the case. you make them smooth and sound. he have the gout. turris circulatorius: Lembec. With a bare fricace of your med'cine: still You increase your friends. I have done. to serve you. bolt'shead. Or changing His parcel gilt to massy gold. let them be valued.[THE DOOR IS OPENED. or suck up Your "ha!" and "hum!" in a tune. That some great man in state. He's young again: there you have made a friend. TRI. now you understand. by me. 'Slight. Why. We may be temporal lords ourselves. A lord that is a leper. Ananias! ANA. ENTER SUBTLE. You help him straight: there you have made a friend. it shall down: I will . here. That shall oppone you? TRI. And then the turning of this lawyer's pewter To plate at Christmas.
I have spoken it. Truly. SUB. All shall perish. but the stone. thou shalt overcome. The divine secret that doth fly in clouds From east to west: and whose tradition Is not from men. How's the moon now? Eight. Or whether matrons of the holy assembly May lay their hair out. The whilst the brethren and the sisters humbled. Sir. and whereby also Themselves grow soon. Which now. As whether a Christian may hawk or hunt. And shorten so your ears against the hearing Of the next wire-drawn grace. Peace! ANA. or wear doublets. they are Ways that the godly brethren have invented. but spirits. TRI. TRI. and such-like. As very notable means. I do not trust them -TRI. Long-patience. sir. Has he a competent sum there in the bag To buy the goods within? I am made guardian. spirit of zeal. And must. Well. affected By the whole family or wood of you. I'll give't you in by weight. Nor of necessity Rail against plays. Ananias! ANA. by revelation. They are ready for projection. and conscience sake. Let me see. else. Please the profane. For propagation of the glorious cause. TRI. Nor shall you need o'er night to eat huge meals. To peace within him! Pray you. TRI. for charity. or make zealous wives To rob their husbands for the common cause: Nor take the start of bonds broke but one day. Persecution. But as your self. and a man. must the saints expect yet? SUB. No. sir. so much silver As there is tin there. famous. When you have view'd and bought 'em. Not one Of these so singular arts. I do command thee. ANA. A botcher. Restraint. And say. Abate the stiffness of the flesh. It is indeed an idol. and to catch the ear Of the disciple. a very faithful brother. And ta'en the inventory of what they are. to please the alderman Whose daily custard you devour. and profitably. the man He stands corrected: neither did his zeal. I may not. sir. there's no more To do: cast on the med'cine. being tow'rd the stone. Though I desire the brethren too good gainers: There they are within. in your eyes. That hath a competent knowledge of the truth. They are popish all. allow a tune somewhere. SUB. Or have that idol starch about their linen. I hate traditions. Mind him not. ANA. But truly. Nor cast Before your hungry hearers scrupulous bones. go on.not be thus tortured. Now see the most be made for my poor orphan. sir. But how long time. To celebrate your next day's fast the better. nor your holy vizard. sir. nine. SUB. Nor call yourselves By names of Tribulation. It is an ignorant zeal that haunts him. SUB. nor lie With zealous rage till you are hoarse. Nor shall you need to libel 'gainst the prelates. so much gold as brass. He will be . but trouble. to win widows To give you legacies. sir. SUB. I pray you. Let me find grace. Only for glory. O. I will not peace: I will not -TRI. ten days hence. all's idle to it! nothing! The art of angels' nature's miracle. TRI. TRI. SUB. Ananias. we shall not need. they were forfeited by providence. to grieve the godly.
If the holy purse Should with this draught fall low. Sir. The brethren shall approve it lawful. Some hundred marks.] Who is it? -. our castle. I'll make a question of it to the brethren. I pray you. All day. Quit him! an hell would quit him too. Truly. believe Ananias: This case of conscience he is studied in. This is foreign coin. [EXEUNT TRIB. I'll come to you straight. we are past Fimus equinus. beside round trunks. doubt not. my dear Delicious compeer. AND ANA. 'Slight! would you have me stalk like a mill-jade. Where shall it be done? [KNOCKING WITHOUT. Another load.] SUB.Face! appear. as much as fill'd three cars. my good Ananias. SUB. Good pox! yond' costive cheater Never came on. ANA. And view the parcels. Unladed now: you'll make six millions of them. Yes. TRI. that some fresh news may possess thee. Go in. a don of Spain.silver potate. sir. SUB. There's some to speak with me. is it lawful? ANA. Let him go. think you? SUB. Can you so? SUB. TRI. That's the inventory. and pieces of eight. but to have gull'd him. Had been a mastery. instantly.But I must have more coals laid in. sir. But you must carry it secret. And brought munition with him. and my partybawd. Bigger than three Dutch hoys. Ha! you distinguish well: Casting of money may be lawful. Where is she? She must prepare . Lawful! We know no magistrate.) and to make his battery Upon our Dol. and shall 'bide the third examination. if we did. We must now increase Our fire to ignis ardens. TRI. 'Tis. ANA. Will straight be here. I take it so. I have a trick To melt the pewter. O. About the second day of the third week. It will be joyful tidings to the brethren. TRI. TRI. How? SUB. or. It is no coining. SUB. our what thou wilt. to have thy bath. Ay. Furnished with pistolets. Ay. A noble count. FACE. Our Dover pier. six great slops. you shall buy now. ANA. our cinque-port. cineris. -. SUB. TRI. In the ninth month? SUB. balnei. What will the orphan's goods arise to. he were happy. And then we have finish'd. TRI.] How now! good prize? FACE. my rogue. There is no scruple. then three days Before he citronise: Some fifteen days. SUB. [ENTER FACE IN HIS UNIFORM. This act of coining. and no such thing. ANA. I have walk'd the round Till now. And all those lenter heats. for one that will not yield us grains? I know him of old. Who is come hither private for his conscience. And have you quit him? FACE. SUB. It is but casting. And with a tincture make you as good Dutch dollars As any are in Holland. to be made of it. How then? FACE. and that the saints Do need a present sum. but stay. (That is the colour. The magisterium will be perfected. black boy! And turn thee. For that we'll talk anon.
How much? SUB. a banquet. FACE. Nor my Drugger? DOL. A grandee. I have my flies abroad. FACE. FACE. Subtle. A spirit Brought me th' intelligence in a paper here. and so hive him In the swan-skin coverlid. To furnish household. by their discipline. And come again my self. Numbering the sum. my Face. For she must milk his epididimis. SUB. My Dousabel. he shall be brought here fetter'd With thy fair looks. say. like a scallop. and her wit.] FACE. general? FACE. and grew fat With thinking on the booties.perfumes. FACE. Dol. His great Verdugoship has not a jot of language. do you hear? good action. Face. no losing O' the least time: and. I'll send her to thee: And but despatch my brace of little John Leydens. I pray he keep away Till our new business be o'erpast. my Dolly.[RE-ENTER SUBTLE. close. But. What is he. Dol. Where thou shalt keep him waking with thy drum. girl. Pounds. What? FACE. by my means. Or bees are with a bason. So much the easier to be cozen'd. SUB.] Who's that? [EXIT DOL. And laugh'd within those trenches. Nab shall do't against he have the widow. He will come here in a hired coach. Done. FACE. against a world. How cam'st thou by this secret don? FACE. 'Slid.] How now! have you done? SUB. As with the few that had entrench'd themselves Safe. my little God's-gift. You must go tune your virginal.] . whom I have sent as guide. obscure. boy. And our own coachman. thy drum. Where is the doxy? SUB. and my count! My share to-day will not be bought for forty -[ENTER DOL. As I was conjuring yonder in my circle For Surly. Neither. how fares our camp? FACE. lord general. And thou mayst make his ransom what thou wilt. and cambric sheets. Why. Firk. Thy drum. Ten pounds of Mammon! Three of my clerk! A portague of my grocer! This of the brethren! beside reversions. like a flounder. And tickle him with thy mother tongue. No creature else. An adalantado. DOL. A hundred marks. kiss. Was not my Dapper here yet? DOL. and thrown In a down-bed. This dear hour. The bath in chief. before he sees thee. till he be tame As the poor black-birds were in the great frost. Sweet Dol. A pox on 'em.] DOL. this is a lucky day. brought in Daily by their small parties. They are gone: the sum Is here in bank. Are they within then? SUB. I would we knew Another chapman now would buy 'em outright. well thought on: Pray God he come! FACE. They are so long a furnishing! such stinkards Would not be seen upon these festival days. dainty Dorothy! art thou so near? DOL. as dark as any dungeon. Excellent. A doughty don is taken with my Dol. And states to come in the widow. delicate linen. -. Yes. No. Till he work honey and wax. Your bath Is famous. [KNOCKING WITHOUT. [EXIT. my Dol.
he says. Is your name Kastril. if not acute: And this he will demonstrate.] [ENTER DAPPER. See her. but I have heard some speech Of the angry boys.He swears you'll be the darling of the dice: He never heard her highness dote till now. Upon fit terms. Sir. Where is the doctor? My mad tobacco-boy. On with your tire. and dispute them ordinarily At the eating academies. To carry a business. FACE. FACE. I'd be sorry else. here are more! Abel. shall come. with your robes. It is not he? FACE.] and. No. sir. Who is't? DOL. FACE. is it so? good time. not so young. 'Twill be long. Dapper. God's will then. or mortality. 'Tis well done. or may else be cast Into an angle blunt. O no. I have brought to see the doctor. thou'lt bring the damask too? DRUG. But does he teach Living by the wits too? . [RE-ENTER DOL. queen of Fairy. The doctor. or in circle. and the best of the Kastrils. [GOES TO THE WINDOW. And then. manage a quarrel fairly. [EXIT DOL. and shew you An instrument he has of his own making.[ENTER ABEL. KAS. sir? KAS. Or a half circle. And in his shop. whether in a right line. No. and tell in what degree Of safety it lies in. Not that I see. take but the cues I give you. Ay. the heir. Your aunt has given you the most gracious words That can be thought on. The whole town Study his theorems. and go down And practise in the country. By fifteen hundred a year. and seen them take tobacco.] O sir. To the least shadow of a hair. It seems. not yet this hour. sir? KAS. FACE. -. FACE. Wherein. Yes. And I would fain be one of 'em. And the widow? FACE. in oblique he'll shew you. here. his sister. and I can take it too.SUB. that can make that a question.] SUB. FOLLOWED BY KASTRIL. Let's dispatch him for God's sake. I assure you. SUB. I warrant you. doctor. FACE. How! to take it? FACE. FACE. O. Shall I see her grace? FACE. you are welcome. KAS. tells me of one That can do things: has he any skill? FACE. The doctor is within a moving for you. Your clerk.] What. That fain would quarrel. honest Nab! Hast brought the damask? NAB. sir. rules To give and take the lie by. And how it may be borne. here's tobacco. Yes: here's the gentleman. I have had the most ado to win him to it! -. But never in diameter. for the duello. shall inform you. KAS. Wherewith no sooner shall you make report Of any quarrel. SUB. Sir. Where's the widow? DRUG. as he likes. captain. and kiss her too. Away! [EXIT SUB. and I think the angry boy. It shall be brief enough. Nab.] 'Slight. but he will take the height on't Most instantly. Sir. you are but young About the town. DAP. master Kastril.
or tobacco. Ay. You shall have your ordinaries bid for him. Which must be butter'd shrimps: and those that drink To no mouth else. By unresistible luck. oatmeal. And gallants yet. soap. as being The goodly president mouth of all the board. to enjoy To your own use. 'fore I met with him. The best attendance. In a vacation. Just of your standing. It is not two months since. Will the doctor teach this? FACE. He will win you. He will do more. And then for making matches for rich widows. (can but get In credit with a glover. . at the groom porter's. God's will. KAS. with the dainty. His punk and naked boy. Why. KAS. They will set him Upmost. As men of spirit hate to keep earth long. and the master Pray him aloud to name what dish he affects. Spend you! it will repair you when you are spent: How do they live by their wits there. three thousand a-year! FACE. That without help of any second broker. The partridge next his trencher: and somewhere The dainty bed.] forty marks a year.FACE. and does but wait To be deliver'd. 'twill spend a man. Enough to buy a barony. On th' other side. will trust such parcels: In the third square. and pay nothing. by most swift posts. Anything whatever. sir. at every place. within this fortnight. Young gentlewomen. dealing [but] with him. -[POINTS TO DAPPER. the fortunat'st man! He's sent to. far and near. will drink to his. The purest linen. Ay. Who would expect a share. Are there such? FACE. where on one side You shall behold the faces and the persons Of all sufficient young heirs in town. and the sharpest knife. that have vented Six times your fortunes? KAS. and to know their fortunes. Whose bonds are current for commodity. Here's a young gentleman Is born to nothing.he is to be initiated. and not game? KAS. All which you may so handle. but he reads it. FACE. I'faith! is he such a fellow? FACE. the best drink. in private. or cheeses. Nab here knows him. heirs. As play-houses for a poet. Arrive at competent means to keep himself. all over England. and tricks. FACE. sometimes Two glasses of Canary. For some two pair of either's ware aforehand. Hops. forty thousand. He'll shew a perspective. and never stand obliged. when small money is stirring. KAS. woad. or a spurrier. KAS. 'Ods my life! do you think it? You shall have a cast commander. present him with the chair. Which I count nothing: -. Do you not gull one? FACE. And ordinaries suspended till the term. He made me a captain. would you be A gallant. Where there is play. be it pepper. What. I was a stark pimp. Ay. You cannot think that subtlety. sir: when your land is gone.) Will. To have his counsel. all the Christmas: And for the whole year through. and others. the merchants' forms. KAS. KAS. No. And be admired for't. he will enter you at some ordinary. FACE. in excellent fashion. And have a fly of the doctor. the very street and sign Where the commodity dwells. For why. my suster shall see him. Why. I'll not come there: you shall pardon me. I'll tell you his method: First. sir? KAS. There's gaming there.
-. FACE. sir. My head did so ach -FACE. FACE. and it was like T' have cost me almost my life. And three James shillings. of the vinegar.[EXIT ABEL. That lay so heavy o' my stomach -FACE. Yes. WITH A STRIPE OF CLOTH. it breeds melancholy.] -. Nay. And that same melancholy breeds worms. And then he was so sick -DRUG. FACE. FACE. so says the doctor. she's thine: the damask! -. In troth we had been a shooting. Is yet her grace's cousin come? . tobacco-boy. [ENTER SUBTLE. Have you provided for her grace's servants? DAP. Your aunt's afire. FACE. And he by that time will be free. and pellitory of the wall. [EXIT. And care of his shop. But that she will not shew it. KAS. Cost me but two-pence. he is busy now: But if you have a sister to fetch hither. for what with the noise of the fidlers. and no more I was not. sir.] SUB [IN A FEIGNED VOICE]. Thy hair went off? DRUG. Ay. KAS. faith. The doctor told me: and then a good old woman -DRUG. Very good! DAP. you are too just. To give your cause dispatch. master Dapper. DAP. I would you had had the other noble in Maries. FACE. How should I know it? DRUG. I'll see this learned boy before I go. go fetch my suster. I had another sickness Was worse than that. Just twenty nobles. You see how I turn clients here away. you must eat no cheese. With sodden ale. Could he tell you that too? FACE. the doctor. I go. honest Nab here was ne'er at tavern But once in's life! DRUG. For the water-work. here are six score Edward shillings. 'Tis well: that shirt may do you More worship than you think. t' have a sight of you. Truth. Yes.He told me. 'twas done for spight. for he dares keep no servants -DRUG. In truth. Drugger.] Subtle and I Must wrestle for her. Nab. she dwells in Sea-coal-lane.did cure me. What he did tell me of Nab. Pray thee. Ay. but pass it: -. And he has no head To bear any wine. [ASIDE. and an Elizabeth groat.FACE. that was with the grief Thou took'st for being cess'd at eighteen-pence. FACE.Come on. It's a strange thing: -. And an old Harry's sovereign. FACE. FACE. Good! DAP. FACE. I have some Philip and Maries. And the clean shirt. And he was fain to be brought home. DISGUISED LIKE A PRIEST OF FAIRY.] FACE. Sir. Perhaps your own pains may command her sooner. those same Are best of all: where are they? Hark. Yes. O. DRUG. And so shall she. Yes.By the way. I'll tell you. And had a piece of fat ram-mutton to supper. have you perform'd The ceremonies were enjoin'd you? DAP.
FACE. He is come. DAP. ti. if you tell not truth. Ti. O.Deal plainly. the queen doth note: And therefore. I have nothing. Ti. SUB. you are undone. ti. And is he fasting? FACE. the Fairy queen dispenses. FACE. and swears by the LIGHT when he is blinded. DAP. ti. -. and shame the fairies. ti. As he was bid. being a child.handkerchiefs and all -.] DAP. sir. And though to fortune near be her petticoat. SUB. say.] Look. SUB.] DAP. -. Nay. DAP. About his eyes. Keep nothing that is transitory about you. And as oft buz? FACE. they say. To pinch you. ti. FACE.] She cannot bid that thing. Ti. ti? What care you? good faith. Titi. I thought 'twas something. that my love gave me.As she would ask it. Upon her grace's word -. And a leaden heart I wore since she forsook me. Which that he straight put on. He does equivocate she says: Ti. [THEY PINCH HIM. Which that he will perform. Or a silver seal at your wrist. titi. They must pinch him or he will never confess. Advise you. I have. pray you. titi. [THEY BLIND HIM WITH THE RAG. But what he will part withal as willingly. By this good light. therefore deal Directly with her highness: if they find That you conceal a mite. My money. And prays him for a scarf he now will wear it. he has nothing. By me. ti-ti-ti. He'll throw away all worldly pelf about him. FACE. I have nothing but a half-crown Of gold about my wrist. sir. [ASIDE TO SUB. hold: he is her grace's nephew.] In the other pocket. Thrice. to wrap him in was rent. And would you incur Your aunt's displeasure for . ti. cast it off. -. Hoping that he hath vinegar'd his senses.[DOL PLAYS ON THE CITTERN WITHIN.[HE THROWS AWAY. to her cuz. O! I have a paper with a spur-ryal in't. titi. to. [ASIDE TO SUBTLE. SUB. SUB. -. And hath cried hum? FACE. He has more yet. Thrice. her grace will send Her fairies here to search you. All what? DAP. Ti. ev'n of that a piece she hath sent Which. Yet nearer is her smock. And. you shall care. the petticoat of fortune. ta. FACE. O! FACE. SUB. Alas. trusting unto her to make his state. truly. titi. they say. but he'll obey. If you have.FACE. Yes.throw away your purse -. AS THEY BID HIM. Truly. Shew You are innocent.] to shew he is fortunate. the elves are come. Then. ti. They knew't. there's all.If you have a ring about you. ti ti do. ti do ti. you must answer.] Bid Dol play music. SUB. she doth importune. She need not doubt him. Ti. FACE. With as much love as then her grace did tear it. [THEY PINCH HIM AGAIN. ti da. this robe. DAP. she doth not doubt him. DAP. ti. By this good DARK.
Come along. ENTER FACE AND MAMMON. Who's there? sir Epicure. ti. master Dapper. And you are not ready now! Dol.] ACT 4. O. Where shall we now Bestow him? DOL. for her highness. Are they perfumed. -MAM.] FACE [SPEAKS THROUGH THE KEYHOLE]. and let him fit you. I can assure you that.Gape. SUB. In the privy. you're come in the only finest time. Here hard by: he is at the door. My master's in the way. -. sir. get his suit. Make you it fit. 'Ods lid. I am yours. Sir. sir. to be merry withal. Now preparing for projection. She now is set At dinner in her bed.] He must not be sent back. It would be better for you. a dead mouse. by no means. lest you faint with fasting: Yet if you could hold out till she saw you. We will not lose All we have done. -. but till his back be turned. And a piece of gingerbread. [EXEUNT WITH DAPPER. A ROOM IN LOVEWIT'S HOUSE. Yes. I now must shew you Fortune's privy lodgings. O sir. SUB. Now he's on the spit? SUB. [EXIT DOL. SUB. Why. sir. [THEY THRUST A GAG OF GINGERBREAD IN HIS MOUTH. I had rather you had thrown away twenty half-crowns. a little to give beggars. With some device.Help. ti. And stay your stomach. -. she says. Silver I care not for. [RE-ENTER DOL. MAM. FACE. shall not now crincle for a little.Ti. and she has sent you From her own private trencher. sir. sir. lay him back awhile. we never thought of him till now! Where is he? DOL. SCENE 4. Please you to walk Three or four turns. ti. FACE.] How now! SUB.Quickly.1. sir. nor speak To any body. FACE. by and by. I long to see her grace.] -. Dol? DOL. Your stuff will be all changed shortly.[ENTER DOL HASTILY.] You may wear your leaden heart still. All: Only the fumigation's somewhat strong. SUB. -SUB. ti. What news. Her grace Commends her kindly to you. And I am for you. . For that we'll put. till then. What shall we do with this same puffin here. FACE [SPEAKING THROUGH THE KEYHOLE]. Yonder's your knight. Dol! SUB. WITH FACE'S CLOTHES. Of gingerbread. sir Mammon. FACE. He that hath pleas'd her grace Thus far. DAP. Of what? FACE. Sir Epicure. MAM. To gold and silver. A stay in's mouth. Where's master? FACE. [TAKES IT OFF. an 'twere this two hours. FACE. -. ti. FACE. Into gold? FACE.] SUB. Would her grace speak with me? I come. Dol! [KNOCKING WITHOUT. and his bath ready? SUB. He must not see. sir. he shall Hold out. FACE.these trifles? Come.
but No word of controversy. Hast thou? FACE. Physic. MAM. remember that. MAM. -. Had your father Slept all the happy remnant of his life After that act. sir. Fear not. 'Tis your prerogative. I am school'd. Sir.MAM. hear gold. I do see The old ingredient. FACE.] MAM. no. this is yet A kind of modern happiness. [EXIT. or bawdry. suckle him. I were uncivil If I would suffer that. sir. Compared with Mammon. Touching your bounty. sir. Dol. Let me alone: No herald. would run mad. yet we strive to keep The seeds and the materials. O. FACE. FACE [ASIDE]. good Ulen. Why. And her nobility. we shall have most fierce idolatry. And you must praise her house. and violent. I kiss your vesture. MAM. Blood we boast none. She will endure. -MAM. The dress of honour. This lip. He had done enough to make himself. Nor the drug money used to make your compound. -. state. The very house. What! the stone will do't. Poetry. DOL. I told your ladyship -MAM. Epicure.[RE-ENTER FACE. good sir. At hand here. I hope my lord your brother be in health. that chin! methinks you do resemble One of the Austriac princes. although We may be said to want the gilt and trappings. his issue. as I told you. MAM. my brother is. To him. Rain her as many showers as Jove did drops Unto his Danae. MAM. and your noble spirit -MAM. sleep gold. And his posterity noble. WITH DOL RICHLY DRESSED. my Guinea bird. DOL. Where's the lady? FACE. Heighten thyself. These answers speak your breeding and your blood. or mathematics. Nay. my lip to you. . to have Dol Common for a great lady. She shall feel gold. no divinity in your conference. Shall do it better. we will concumbere gold: I will be puissant. was not lost. DOL. talk to her all in gold. 'Gainst the least act of sin. I warrant thee. a poor baron's daughter. nor antiquary. Madam. My lord. I have told her such brave things of you. MAM. lien but there still. Right noble madam -FACE [ASIDE]. Very like! [ASIDE. Now. Lungs. MAM. Six men [sir] will not hold her down: and then. Sir. MAM. DOL. DOL. with your pardon. FACE. For fear of putting her in rage. Well said. virtue. and panted. though I no lady. And mighty in my talk to her. There is a strange nobility in your eye. If the old man should hear or see you -MAM. Were there nought else to enlarge your virtues to me. Go. FACE. FACE. shew the god a miser.This is the noble knight. Poor! and gat you? profane not.] Here she comes.] Her father was an Irish costermonger. As she is almost in her fit to see you. lady. Rather your courtesy. FACE [ASIDE]. How scrupulous he is. taste gold. and never startle. But. sir. You know it.
but such a feature That might stand up the glory of a kingdom. In no ill sense. You are contended. Does not this diamond better on my finger. In faith. The phoenix never knew a nobler death. I study here the mathematics. MAM. oaths are made of the same air. call all The virtues. By my soul -DOL. To burn in this sweet flame. And distillation. In chains of adamant? MAM. and more. MAM. DOL. sir. And take a secret too -. Particular. Above the art of Aesculapius. you shall wear it. and I have been liken'd To all these princes. That drew the envy of the thunderer! I know all this. I muse. Whole with these studies. but this form Was not intended to so dark a use. sir! I pray you know your distance. DOL. It must not be. MAM. I know not how! it is not any one. To mock me. a more harmonious feature. A certain touch. O. I heard it. A man. beyond An earthly beauty! DOL. O.] MAM. FACE [ASIDE]. Nay. Good lady. sir Epicure? . take it. sent his medals And chains. Calls your whole faith in question. let me be particular -DOL. MAM. foul.MAM. or air. He's a divine instructor! can extract The souls of all things by his art. in true being. Here. Nature Never bestow'd upon mortality A more unblamed. the emperor Has courted above Kelly. for the light. DOL. the strongest bands. It is a noble humour. sir. MAM. MAM. MAM. but to ask How your fair graces pass the hours? I see You are lodged here. the happiest man in Europe. MAM. to invite him. that contemplate nature.here. give me leave -DOL. Into a temperate furnace. Doth stand this hour. DOL. The envy of princes and the fear of states. but what's that to you? DOL. Yes. now you court the courtier. Yes. by your side. and laugh. Had you been crooked. Troth. You were created. sir. FACE [ASIDE]. of some coarse mould A cloister had done well. and destroy What you would build. to bind you to believe me. Say you so. [EXIT. you play the courtier. DOL. Yes. MAM. The house of Valois just had such a nose. Ay. I cry your pardon. in the house of a rare man. Than in the quarry? DOL. my lord your brother will permit it: You should spend half my land first. and for his physic. I'll be sworn. I'll in. But e'en the very choice of all their features. sir. This art. sir! MAM. To live recluse! is a mere soloecism. Though in a nunnery. the first pledge Of what I speak. were I he. I may not. DOL. That sparkles a divinity. DOL. She play'd the step-dame in all faces else: Sweet Madam. sweet lady. Troth. in your words. Nay. lady. sir. I am taken. sir -MAM. teach dull nature What her own forces are. An excellent artist. Nay. and the miracles of the sun. Why. you are like it. And such a forehead yet the Medici Of Florence boast.
to learn Physic and surgery. 'Tis no idle fear. MAM. DOL. sir. no shower.] FACE. DOL. There's for thee. This day the good old wretch here o' the house Has made it for us: now he's at projection. MAM. sir? MAM. when the jewels Of twenty states adorn thee. To thee.Subtle! [ENTER SUBTLE. and their boasted practice. it is well. drink The toils of empirics. my girl. -. O. her wise and almost-equal servant. and coral. a deluge. sir! have you that? MAM. Nero's Poppaea may be lost in story! Thus will we have it. How. No. In a rare butter made of dolphins' milk. And taste the air of palaces. And it shall rain into thy lap.] FACE. I could well consent. and amber. and live In a free state. and both seize You and your stone. I am pleased the glory of her sex should know. To work on the ambition of our sex. and then renew Our youth and strength with drinking the elixir. and the light Strikes out the stars! that when thy name is mention'd. no mention of the rabbins. are they gone? . And thou the lady. how will this be? The prince will soon take notice. AND DOL. Queens may look pale. have it ask'd. Think therefore thy first wish now. O. as when they liv'd.MAM. I am the lord of the philosopher's stone. Or art. But do you hear? Good sir. for thy pride. you are too loud. like a burning glass. We'll therefore go withal. DOL. but come forth.] FACE. and thou shalt prove it. and we but shewing our love. Tincture of pearl. eat. But. it being a wealth unfit For any private subject. sup pheasants' eggs. This nook. sir. How like you her? MAM. Daughter of honour. and with these Delicate meats set ourselves high for pleasure. where we will eat our mullets. [RE-ENTER FACE. Our shrimps to swim again. my life. or great chamber above. And have our cockles boil'd in silver shells. DOL. [GIVES HIM MONEY. in a monarchy. I will take away that jealousy. of the Friars is no climate For her to live obscurely in. DOL. To get a nation on thee. And vary oftener.] Dost thou not laugh? SUB. MAM. What miracle she is. Soused in high-country wines. Yes. whole cataracts. set all the eyes Of court a-fire. And so enjoy a perpetuity Of life and lust! And thou shalt have thy wardrobe Richer than nature's. The garden. Excellent! Lungs. I am the master of the mystery. sir! You may come to end The remnants of your days in a loth'd prison. sir. DOL. Be seen at feasts and triumphs. [EXEUNT MAM. You mean no treason. MAM. but beware. beware. I have cast mine eye Upon thy form. And work them into cinders. Some fitter place. MAM. I hear you every word Into the laboratory. But floods of gold. Whose cream does look like opals. We think not on 'em. Yourself do boast it. than she. sir. still to change thy self. gold. Sir. for the constable's wife Of some odd hundred in Essex. Yes. By speaking of it. You are pleased. And take us down again. If he knew it. let me hear it. here. and I will rear this beauty Above all styles.
final. ere't be long. Yes. [EXIT. Gone. sir? SUB. my terrae fili. FACE. Here is my centre: ground thy quarrel.] SUB. Series. is here. sir. By inspection on her forehead. material. and afterward. bring them in first. for a suit. DAME P. I know not. man. He'll return straight. often-times. And made them enter quarrels. formal. know your canons And your divisions. Against their wills. Where's the captain? FACE [WITHIN]. And stella here . KAS. make thy approaches: Welcome. I know thy lusts. my sudden boy? KAS. SUB.FACE. extern and intern. In rivo frontis. But master doctor. What is this? The angry tongue he talks in? SUB. or in this line. that look you to. KAS.here is yet a line. About some business. sir? SUB. FACE [WITHIN]. How know you? SUB. Is she. And as ill logic! You must render causes. flap! SUB. Begin. Before they were aware. What is he then. Of being afore-hand. this is no true grammar. What else? FACE. degrees. And have your elements perfect. FACE. What is she? A bonnibel? SUB. 'cause I am not ready.] SUB. All's clear. SUB. his lieutenant. or my art is an egregious liar. [KISSES HER AGAIN. which must be tasted Often to make a judgment. FACE. Gone! FACE [WITHIN]. So I meant. Charge me from thence. The widow is come. To the door. And subtlety of her lip. FOLLOWED BY DAME PLIANT. And your quarrelling disciple? SUB. SUB. I must to my captainship again then. You'll have the first kiss. Your first and second intentions. How. KAS. O. tells me he is no knight. your linea fortunae makes it plain. and accident. child. substance. We'll draw lots: You'll stand to that? SUB. and differences. child of wrath and anger! the loud lie? For what. FACE. Because you are to be one. KAS [WITHIN]. My soft and buxom widow. Stay. i'faith? SUB. Who would you speak with? KAS [WITHIN]. has deceived a number.] 'Slight. and perhaps hit you through both the nostrils. O.] I do call you lady. KAS. with their causes. [KISSES HER. Come near. I cry this lady mercy: she should first Have been saluted. my worshipful boy. That is. Yes. KAS [ASIDE]. FACE. You lie. To fall now like a curtain. moods. Ay. How must I do then. Nay. Let me see your hand. and thy desires. That false precept. or thence. O. my boy of land. SUB. she melts Like a myrobolane: -. I am afore-hand. [ENTER KASTRIL. And I will serve and satisfy them. Your predicaments. Efficient.
but to clear your eye-sight. and canst not serve -SUB.] [RE-ENTER FACE. -. [KISSES HER. trust me. If you rebel once. DAME P. [TAKES HER ASIDE. He is a soldier. Against you see your fortune. Must you! ay. Thou art old. doctor? SUB [WITHIN]. believe me! [RE-ENTER FACE. And. FACE. But. Dol shall know it all: Therefore be quiet. -. The count is come. I needs must have this widow. for a -FACE. And rhetoric of quarrelling. most of all. you must. SUB. Dol Knows it . Why. lady. Brother.] SUB. AND DAME P. and carry her. If you grumble. and obey your chance. in troth. thou art so violent now -. I'll have you look in a glass. KAS. [EXIT.] KAS.Do but conceive. Where I will shew you both the grammar and logic. have them up. SUB. Subtle.in monte Veneris. Here comes the t'other rare man.] FACE. SUB. What will you do With these the while? SUB. and my instrument. I have sent them up. Hold your peace. you must entertain him. Where are you. FACE. That hath the several scales upon't. or the dark glass. Some half an hour. He calls me lady too. What do you say? FACE. Who cannot? I? 'Slight.] DAME P. peace: I heard it. junctura annularis. and be proud to know her. the captain will come to us presently: I'll have you to my chamber of demonstrations. Ay. lady. Brother. But shall have some great honour shortly. But understand: I'll give you composition. I will serve her with thee. FACE. sir. my whole method Drawn out in tables. Nay. Nay. I will have this same widow. lady. He's a rare man. Nay. Ay. [EXIT. now I have seen her. She is a delicate dab-chick! I must have her. SUB. SUB. IN HIS UNIFORM.Come.'Save you. Have you disposed of them? SUB. FOLLOWED BY KAST. Go to. Why. which is greater. [RE-ENTER SUBTLE. or a man of art. I shall be proud to know you. FACE. On any composition. 'Fore God. I'll come to you presently.] SUB. FACE. Good master Kastril! Is this your sister? KAS. but hear me. Than I may judge upon the sudden. if your fortune will. Please you to kuss her. FACE. captain. I will not treat with thee. and shew them Some fustian book. sir. At the door. Do not murmur: Win her. Is that the matter? FACE. what! sell my fortune? 'Tis better than my birthright. shall make you Able to quarrel at a straw's-breadth by moon-light. FACE.] FACE. Where is he? FACE.
Cozen'd. Praises the house. senores. Perhaps some Fleming or some Hollander got him In d'Alva's time. you know. my Don. Diego. I am silent. Why Dol's employ'd. We must keep Face in awe. That's true. sweet Don. Peace. This is a travelled punk-master. My precious Diego. muy linda casa! SUB. cut down Beneath the souse. Senores. I follow you. 'Slud. SUB. Subtle. He speaks out of a fortification. Do you intend it? so do we. FACE. beso las manos a vuestras mercedes. FACE. what do you say to a collar of brawn. INTRODUCING SURLY DISGUISED AS A SPANIARD. yellow. SUB. as they say. will prove fair enough To cozen you in. You shall be emptied. SUR. Stay! that he must not by no means. and wriggled with a knife? SUB. 'Sdeath. SUB.directly. Milked. SUB. FACE. SUR. do you see. SUB. And looks already rampant. FACE. Full. FACE. SUB. Por dios. No! why? FACE. FACE. SUB. I know no more but's action. My worthy Donzel. Your scurvy.Dost thou feel any? FACE [FEELS HIS POCKETS]. Mammon! in no case. the casa. 'Slight. Of the sennora. and Mammon Must not be troubled. SUB. Stab me. that's all. Will you go help to fetch in Don in state? [EXIT. Do you mark? you shall Be cozen'd. a notable hot rascal. Or. SUR. Madrid face is welcome. I think. Yes. SUB. Have you brought pistolets. What talks he now? FACE. Serv'd in by a short cloke upon two trestles. Entiendo. man. how shall we do? SUB. Don. [RE-ENTER FACE. . Unless you'll mar all. in troth. sir. Well. This is the lioness. Don. pumped and drawn Dry. Would you had stoop'd a little. 'Slid. He looks in that deep ruff like a head in a platter. What says he? FACE. I shall never hold.] Brain of a tailor! who comes here? Don John! SUR. Pray God he have no squibs in those deep sets. the great lion of all. Don. he does look too fat to be a Spaniard. For what? FACE. sir. cozen'd. and kist our anos! FACE. SUB. My solemn Don? -.] SUB. I know not: he must stay. SUB. dear Don. FACE. See all the monsters. O. Gratia. FACE. which you shall see Also. he will suspect it: And then he will not pay. Don. SUR. Subtle. not half so well. or portagues. Con licencia. 'Fore heaven. count Egmont's bastard. se puede ver a esta senora? SUB. and does know All the delays. SUB. Or he will over-look us like a tyrant.
porque se tarda tanto? SUB. SUB. FACE. win her. in your bathada. and call the brother too. SUR. sir. I care not. And scrubb'd. sir. before you go. dear don. SUB. SUB. como la bien aventuranza de mi vida. sir. sir. he puts me in mind of the widow. He swears by his beard. and fubb'd. senores. With all my heart. I will the heartlier go about it now. O.2. worthy don: Where if you please the fates. Subtle? SUB. that upon any change. call the widow? FACE. Be curried. FACE. SUR.] SCENE 4. sennor.] SUR. Por estas honradas barbas -SUB. I? why -FACE. I'll not work her then. SUB. Subtle. What dost thou say to draw her to it. There is no maidenhead to be fear'd or lost. and stroked. Marry a whore! fate. Tengo duda. Think: you must be sudden. To be revenged on this impetuous Face: The quickly doing of it is the grace. let me wed a witch first. . SUB. A plague of hell -FACE. SUB. What shall we do then? FACE. Faith. You hear the Don too? by this air. What dost thou think on't. KASTRIL. The credit of our house too is engaged. 'Slight. Much good joy. i'faith? FACE. claw'd. You shall be soked. I am old. E'en take your lot. You made me an offer for my share erewhile. and tubb'd and rubb'd. by that light I'll not buy now: You know your doom to me. Please you Enthratha the chambrata. [EXIT FACE. Mi vida! 'Slid. I am not fit. que codicio tan verla. FACE. as you said. ANOTHER ROOM IN THE SAME. Hands. SUR. Dispatch. And loose the hinges: Dol! SUB. Am I discharged o' the lot? FACE. for me. [EXEUNT SUB. AND DAME PLIANT. therefore bethink you. SUB. and taw'd. Puede ser de hazer burla de mi amor? FACE. ENTER FACE. What wilt thou give me. Who. Dol else must know it. SUR.] FACE. praesto. and I'll take her too with all her faults. You are a terrible rogue! I'll think of this: will you. sir. my scurvy baboon don. and health to you. And wear her out. [THEY TAKE HANDS. and flaw'd. You never claim her. You shall in faith. It is but one man more. I call. issue on? yes. Entiendo que la senora es tan hermosa. que no me hagan alguna traycion. Will you then do? SUB. indeed. AND SURLY. Yes. Which of us chance to have her: and beside. It is the common cause. Now I do think on't better. How. As you please. obey your chance. That's now no reason. And make the widow a punk so much the sooner.SUB. Remember now. Senores. ha! And tell her 'tis her fortune? all our venture Now lies upon't.
And Spanish blade. or I'll kick you. KAS. sir. FACE. Ay. Od's lid. Nay. Do. She will cry strawberries else within this twelvemonth. DAME P. Ask from your courtier. Never since eighty-eight could I abide them. sir. Well then: nought rests But that she fit her love now to her fortune. very shortly. my scarce-worshipful captain. since he has told you. sir. is that better than an English countess? FACE. which is worse. good sir. Is serv'd Upon the knee! FACE. For so I am now to style you. DAME P. I'll do as you will have me. brother. Of keeping all the idolaters of the chamber Barer to her. persuade her. you must pardon her. To be a countess. 'tis my charge. say you. and I do. Choose which you will. To your mere milliner. FACE. FACE. your Spanish beard Is the best cut. you can keep No secret! Well. lady? KAS. No! DAME P. No. She shall do that. Why. Do you forgive him. She will be ruled. [ENTER SUBTLE. SUB. shads and mackerel. Still. in truth. captain. the china-houses -- . What will you say now. if some -FACE. Nay. SUB. madam. they will tell you all. you must love him. KAS. lady: I knew the Doctor would not leave. And know her state! FACE. Nay. she is a fool. when she comes to taste The pleasures of a countess! to be courted -FACE. you shall love him. than at their prayers! SUB. I have told her all. Footmen. your Spanish pavin the best dance. And has her pages. your Spanish Stoup is the best garb. Her six mares -FACE. Come. And her right worshipful brother here. KAS. FACE.] SUB. SUB. and coaches -SUB. Indeed. do not delay them. WITH A PAPER. let your poor captain speak -. SUB. Better! 'Slight. a Spanish countess. ushers. Or by this hand I'll maul you. to your inns-of-court-man. Bethlem. My most honour'd lady. Your Spanish titillation in a glove The best perfume: and for your Spanish pike.Here comes the doctor.FACE. Till he had found the very nick of her fortune. eight! SUB. Nay. Be not so fierce. make you that a question. I'll look to it. And then come forth in pomp! SUB. behind the hangings. Come. having found By this my scheme. And that was some three year afore I was born. By this good rush. SUB. SUB. my enraged child. To hurry her through London. sir! KAS. And kiss'd. or be miserable. What. to the Exchange. Truly I shall never brook a Spaniard. sir? DAME P. and ruffled! SUB. Your Spanish gennet is the best horse. your Spanish ruffs are the best Wear. Why. a Spanish countess. FACE. that she shall be A countess. you are to undergo An honourable fortune.
'Pray God your sister prove but pliant! KAS. The widow Pliant. If you refuse. Bravely. I will not refuse. [ASIDE TO FACE. see: she will not understand him! gull. is the courtliest language. And my lord's goose-turd bands. Why. he will use her better. SUB. sir. sir. [ENTER SURLY. and kiss him! It is the Spanish fashion. FACE. Nay. con el esplandor que trae esta dama! Valgame dios! FACE. Nay. senores.] KAS. Que es esto. SUB. KAS. by her other husband. Her name is so. sir. SUR. Go kuss him. O no. my suster. Senora mia. entremonos. que no venga? Esta tardanza me mata! FACE. and by this means. FACE. KAS. SUB. que es esto que se tarda? KAS. brother? KAS. man. What say you. SUR. DAME P. I knew that at first. KAS. sir. Must not she make curt'sy? SUB. i'faith! FACE. advance. SUR. That he does. WHO GOES OUT. Porque no se acude? KAS. Senora. Into the garden. 'Tis true he tells you. Give Dol the word. SUB. Take you no thought: I must interpret for her. by his art. How! KAS. Por todos los dioses. [EXIT WITH DAME PLIANT. Do you think so? SUR. List. brother. and praise her tires. I love a Spanish boy with all my heart. He speaks to her. Most brave! By this hand. you shall be brother To a great count. and have The citizens gape at her. they say. Don! gallantissima! SUR. SUB. Where does he carry her? FACE. she must go to him. FACE. Spanish. Ods will. Nay. sir: His art knows all. as the cunning man would have you. sir.Come. I think. It goes like law-French. Por el amor de dios. FACE. El sol ha perdido su lumbre. Does he not use her bravely? KAS. KAS. No. Ay. This match will advance the house of the Kastrils. And that.] SUR. mi persona esta muy indigna de allegar a tanta hermosura. my fierce child. I'll thrust a pin in your buttocks else. que he visto en mi vida! FACE. Is't not a gallant language that they speak? KAS. We'll to our quarrelling lesson again. la mas acabada hermosura.] -. that ride with her! KAS. Agreed. KAS. for the women To make first court. Yes. En gallanta madama. It is the count come: The doctor knew he would be here. sir. SUR. He admires your sister. si sera servida. you are not my suster.FACE. Knew you not that? . FACE. An admirable language! Is't not French? FACE. DAME P. Ass. Noddy.
She's in her fit. let's go practise. Out of Broughton! I told you so. stop her mouth. DOL. King of Thogarma. "And so we may arrive by Talmud skill. "To come from Salem. Come. "Made up the two legs." as he says. No. . Sweet madam -DOL. The two that stood. by erection of her figure. And profane Greek.] FACE. which none see. "And last Gog-dust. How did you put her into't? MAM. ANOTHER ROOM IN THE SAME. KAS. [THEY ALL SPEAK TOGETHER. That was Gog-north. were slain. "To comprise All sounds of voices. Alas. "And then Gog-horned. which Pythagoras held most high" -MAM. sir. and she Falls on the other four straight. Lady -DOL. And Aben Ezra do interpret Rome. And these Be stars in story. and Egyptsouth: which after Was call'd Gog-iron-leg and South-iron-leg" -MAM. With the philosopher's stone. too: Then Egypt-clay-leg. FOLLOWED BY MAMMON. What shall I do? DOL. and fiery. I e'er shall quarrel well? SUB. My master will hear! DOL. sir.] SCENE 4. you must never hope to lay her now. blue. which fall In the last link of the fourth chain. Seleuc'. and Gogclay-leg" -MAM. [EXEUNT. 'Slid. faith. and the beast of Cittim: Which rabbi David Kimchi. I guest it. What's the matter.3. and Egypt-dust. Dear lady -DOL. Nay. and the fourth beast. and his habergions Brimstony. Madam -DOL. I warrant you. I talk'd Of a fifth monarchy I would erect. Yes. in few marks of letters" -FACE. "except We call the rabbins. So was Egypt. And teach the people of Great Britain" -[ENTER FACE. and from Athens. Sweet honourable lady! DOL. Death. Yet. "For. doctor. "That Perdiccas and Antigonus. by chance. "For after Alexander's death" -MAM. "To speak the tongue of Eber. and the force Of king Abaddon. O. but do you think. and Javan" -MAM. to raise the building up Of Helen's house against the Ismaelite. We are undone! DOL. Onkelos. ENTER DOL IN HER FIT OF RAVING.] DOL." FACE.SUB. FACE. DOL. "A wisdom. sir? DOL. IN HIS SERVANT'S DRESS. and Ptolomee" -MAM. "We shall know nothing" -FACE. and the heathen Greeks" -MAM. "Where then a learned linguist Shall see the ancient used communion Of vowels and consonants" -FACE. or look at" -MAM. Good lady -DOL. HASTILY.
How! what sight is here? Close deeds of darkness. Do the fair offices of a man! you stand. have you so? SUB. Who is he? What. Cast from all my hopes -FACE. good. No marvel. good father: Our purposes were honest. Error? Guilt. we are lost! Now she hears him. SUB. my son! O. would so tempt heaven. Where shall I hide me! SUB. A peck of coals or so. 'tis true. If I found check in our great work within. and all rent down. THEY RUN DIFFERENT WAYS. receivers.] Who's there? my lord her brother is come. That was my error. ashes. What's to do there? FACE. Nay. My brain is quite undone with the fume. Nay. Retorts. blame not him. If the old man hear her. and that shun the light! Bring him again. O. good sir. She'll never leave else. dear father. MAM. Believe me. every glass is burst. if you. my son: give it the right name. Will you commit more sin. And so am I. Why. Faith. sir. as if a bolt Of thunder had been driven through the house. Lungs! FACE. Furnace. which is cold comfort. if it do.] What's that? FACE. sir. Is't best? FACE. MAM. MAM.How now! ah me! God. This will retard The work a month at least. We are but faeces. When such affairs as these were managing! MAM. What remedy? But think it not. good sir! alas. [KNOCKING WITHIN. she is quiet. O. MAM. As they were. bolt-heads. MAM. sir. I have lived too long. My lewd false drudge? MAM. . sir. Where is the instrument of wickedness. SUB. sir. And lose your fortunes. To excuse a varlet? MAM. 'twas against his will or knowledge: I saw her by chance. sir Mammon. By my hope. His coach is at the door. It has stood still this half hour: And all the rest of our less works gone back. MAM. I ne'er must hope to be mine own man again. By mine own base affections. SUB. -. Coldness and death invades him. MAM. FACE.MAM. my voluptuous mind! I am justly punish'd. SUB. MAM. for whom The blessing was prepared. and all saints be good to us. SUB [WITHIN]. Nay. MAM. guilt. Why. For he's as furious as his sister's mad. All struck in shivers! [SUBTLE FALLS DOWN AS IN A SWOON. As you were readier to depart than he. [A LOUD EXPLOSION WITHIN.] Help. then I wonder less. Not? and flee me When I come in? MAM. Ha. Lungs? will nothing be preserv'd Of all our cost? FACE. sir. There was no unchaste purpose. SUB. very little. O. Avoid his sight. So the reward will prove. we are defeated! all the works Are flown in fumo. [ENTER SUBTLE. Nay. sir? SUB. Nay.] MAM. sir.] -. Alas! FACE. Why. certainties. Is all lost.[RE-ENTER FACE. pelicans.
as balls. O justice. sir. MAM. Forgive it. Is he gone? FACE. SUB [LEAPING UP]. sir. [ASIDE. Why. SUB. SUB. Ay. Let us be light though. I'll send one to you to receive it. the nobleman will come too. Face. if you would set to't. MAM. You grieve him now with staying in his sight: Good sir. to pick his pockets now! FACE. Will you go fetch Don Diego off. you can do't as well. O. It may be.] It shall be saved for you. sir: Would Dol were in her place. After these common hazards. Only to find the . Is no projection left? FACE. Will nought be sav'd that's good for med'cine. I pray you prove your virtue. FACE. Good father. FACE.4. [EXIT MAMMON. For the restoring such as -. look. Yes. -. FACE. SUB. sir. had I but been So punctually forward. sir. Good sir. Through your credulity. if you'll be pleased.have their wits. sir. Do. Now to our don. For you're a handsome woman: would you were wise too! I am a gentleman come here disguised. And that may breed a tragedy. For your sake sir. FACE. time. Yes. And fetch him over too. sir. MAM. as a bridegroom should. [EXEUNT. she has been in travail Of a young heir for you. FACE. MAM. I cannot tell. Off with your case. you see into what hands you are fall'n. as place. SUB. 'Mongst what a nest of villains! and how near Your honour was t' have catch'd a certain clap. This way. for this wicked man! FACE. And other circumstances would have made a man. or stinks. your young widow by this time Is made a countess.] SCENE 4.SUB [SEEMING TO COME TO HIMSELF]. Yes. Will cure the itch.] SUR.though not your itch of mind. and repent at home. and take you. and as heavily As all the gold he hoped for were in's blood. [ENTER SURLY AND DAME PLIANT. Ay. for fear the lord should meet you. All flown. think'st thou? FACE. the while? SUB. There will be perhaps.] SUB [RAISING HIS HEAD]. Face! FACE. SUB. ANOTHER ROOM IN THE SAME. Upon us. Hangs my roof Over us still. FACE. Something about the scraping of the shards. It was my sin. Good sir. Ay. Very well. and will not fall. Nay. For some good penance you may have it yet. and sent home. And greet her kindly. I'll go. I'll do't. the curst fruits of vice and lust! MAM. and bound And hit our heads against the roof for joy: There's so much of our care now cast away. Lady. A hundred pound to the box at Bethlem -MAM.
IN HIS UNIFORM. And for these household-rogues. Surly! SUR. a widow. lady? liberal. Help! murder! SUR. let me alone To treat with them. Then swoons his worship. KAS.] SUB. and have not.] FACE. if ever you will quarrel Well. and open? Donzel. [SEIZES SUBTLE AS HE IS RETIRING.] SUR [THROWS OPEN HIS CLOAK]. 'tis upsee Dutch. Worth nought: your fortunes may make me a man. now's the time. sir. you shall find. And say 'twas naught. on a turn. SUB. I will. And a clean whip shall ease you of that fear. I would know? SUR. and a cheater. How doth my noble Diego. as they say. 'Twas here you learned t' anoint your boot with brimstone. KAS. Wives that are barren.Captain! -. that shall burst in the heat. or the waiting-maid With the green sickness.knaveries of this citadel. A very errant rogue. And where I might have wrong'd your honour. you are abused. good captain. sir. And this doctor. I claim some interest in your love. Why. he is the Faustus. smoky-bearded compeer. I am the Spanish don "that should be cozen'd. Though he be scaped. O. methinks you look melancholic. And fly out all in fumo! Then weeps Mammon. and be a true-born child: The doctor and your sister both are abused. No. And holds intelligence with all the bawds And midwives of three shires: while you send in -. Where is he? which is he? he is a slave. sir. sir. Will you. and I will make your pockets so. make your approach. and would cross him. Your sooty. [ENTER SUBTLE. sir. I should be loth. . and the son of a whore. SUR.] FACE. sir. and whole-bawd. and pox. That casteth figures and can conjure. Think upon it. sir. To confess so much.what! is he gone? -damsels with child. Then you lie in your throat. -.] -. [RE-ENTER FACE. And whether I have deserv'd you or no. After your coitum. That you might have't for nothing. How! FACE [TO KASTRIL]. I do not like the dulness of your eye. in a bolt's-head. rich: and I'm a batchelor. by the ephemerides. Whate'er he is. cures Plagues. SUR. As mine have preserv'd you a woman. Sir. SUR. It hath a heavy cast. And my dear madam countess? hath the count Been courteous. If he knew how. and answer by the ears. And says you are a lumpish whore-master. convey in the stead another With sublimed mercury. now. cozen'd?" Where's your Captain Face.Are you The man. [ATTEMPTS TO PICK THEM. Then rub men's gold on't for a kind of touch. and scurvy: truly. Be lighter.] Or. sir. [FACE SLIPS OUT. DAME P.Nay. There's no such thing intended: a good cart. That parcel broker. You are. Employ'd here by another conjurer That does not love the doctor. all rascal! [ENTER FACE. They say. when you had changed the colour. since I am so heavy. I have found from whence your copper rings and spoons Come. WITH KASTRIL. he Will close you so much gold. How. Do you see. don bawd and pickpurse? [STRIKES HIM DOWN. And. piles.] how now! reel you? Stand up. wherewith you cheat abroad in taverns. you must tarry. I'll give you equal weight.
] FACE. sir. The Spanish count will come here. sir? ANA. do you see? [ENTER ANANIAS. FACE. sir. FACE. There is not such a foist in all the town. SUB. too. Ay. Yes. What is the motive? SUB. Begone. He has had on him. in seventy- . Thirty shillings. Or a knight o' the curious coxcomb. he must appear within this hour.] He owes this honest Drugger here. Is he the constable? SUB. and is the same With that which the unclean birds. if you get not out of doors. You are valiant out of company! KAS. Nay. WITH A PIECE OF DAMASK. To trouble our art. [TO HIS SISTER. FACE. Peace. Sir. KAS. Yes. And you are a pimp. sir. Peace to the household! KAS. sir. SUR. Casting of dollars is concluded lawful. Abel. You lie: And 'tis no matter. though he could not hurt it! KAS. And yet this rogue would come in a disguise. that knows him. sir? KAS. sir. sir? FACE. And what does he owe for lotium? DRUG. SUR. This 's strange! -. [ASIDE. this is madness. By no means: bid him be gone. ANA. -[ASIDE TO DRUG. I must laugh at this. SUR. in two-penny'orths of tobacco. You'll hear me. Ananias. quickly.Lady. here's an honest fellow. Will you begone. Do not believe him. sir. The doctor had him presently. Hydra of villainy! FACE. Nay. a whit. betrays thee. FACE.Bear up. sir. sir. A very tim. sir! He is The impudent'st rascal -SUR. SUR. you lie. superstitious.] you talk like a foolish mauther. DRUG. Make good what I say. SUR. ANA. sir? [ENTER DRUGGER. He is the lying'st swabber! Come your ways.KAS. KAS.Away. Lewd. By the temptation of another spirit. do you inform your brother. and idolatrous breeches. KAS. No. I will: . They are profane. KAS. you must quarrel him out o' the house. FACE. how then. and a shad. sir. I will not. And all his tricks. ANA. all is truth she says. SUR. Then you are an otter. And he has damn'd himself three terms to pay me. seven pound. Well said. You are indeed: Will you hear me. Against his Spanish slops. New rascals! KAS. Yes. Avoid. Not valour in you. I know -. Why.] -. This cheater would have cozen'd thee o' the widow. Zeal in the young gentleman.Sir. DRUG. Sathan! Thou art not of the light: That ruff of pride About thy neck. SUR. I'll keep peace for no man. It is my humour: you are a pimp and a trig. FACE. Subtle. KAS. and finds yet. And an Amadis de Gaul. And for six syringes. or a Don Quixote.] ANA.
sir. Thanks. I'll tell thee more when thou bring'st 'em. SUB.] FACE. I thank thee. To make gold there for the state.Thou shalt. Here's damask come to make you a suit. an I give my mind to't. I must give way. all would out. And 'tis revealed no less to them than me. sir. for some fitter place. KAS. O. proud Spanish fiend! SUR. SUR. ANA. Thou must borrow A Spanish suit. FACE. The peace of mind Rest with these walls! [EXIT. [EXIT. in that lewd hat. sir. FACE. And then are you defeated.] ANA. Were seen to prank it with on divers coasts: Thou look'st like antichrist. SUB.[ASIDE. I'll re-turn him then. Face. He is gone to borrow me a Spanish habit. ANA. -. But where's the widow? . and threaten him tame: He'll turn again else. I'll be the count. Depart.[EXIT SURLY. Sir. [EXIT DRUGGER. -. puts it on himself. for the angry boy. and have carried her so. never come out. if I had not help't thee out? SUB. sir. KAS. Hast brought the damask? DRUG. Yes. and hath spies Upon their actions: and that this was one I make no scruple.] Hieronimo's old cloak.] [SUBTLE TAKES ANANIAS ASIDE. Drugger. Nay. Child of perdition! KAS. I will tell This to the elders and the weaker brethren. indeed. But I'll take A course with you -ANA. this rogue prevented us for thee: We had determin'd that thou should'st have come In a Spanish suit. Yes. and hat will serve. A brokerly slave! goes. True. I know The Spaniard hates the brethren.seven. Hast thou no credit with the players? DRUG. Surly? he had dyed his beard and all. Nab: -. Come. SUB. I know not. sir. I conceive.] SUB. KAS. Yea. Who would have look'd it should have been that rascal. A Spanish minister came here to spy. SUB. But here I cannot do it: if the house Shou'd chance to be suspected. That the whole company of the separation May join in humble prayer again. Captain and doctor. i'faith. now. Against the faithful -FACE. Be gone. What did he come for? SUB. if I can help it. ANA. courteous Ananias. and he. FACE. Subtle.But the holy synod Have been in prayer and meditation for it. And so I told him. SUR. Hence. ruff. Well.] Did I not quarrel bravely? FACE. Where's Drugger? FACE. Thou art so down upon the least disaster! How wouldst thou ha' done. you must follow. did you never see me play the Fool? FACE. I shall do't. About casting dollars. sir. And fasting. And we be locked up in the Tower for ever. sir! -. Presently out of hand. Yes. FACE. That casting of money is most lawful.
Stand to your word. 5 NEI. say you? 1 NEI. Who's that? DOL. Strict for my right. You little look'd for! FACE. Dol. and taken. Ladies and gentlewomen. DOL. And nightly. but another is come. SUB. FACE. talking. You said he would not come. if I cannot longer: and then At night. And not cut my throat. The Spanish count will come? DOL. You shall see. Art thou in earnest? DOL.FACE. The master of the house. if he call or knock. I'm afraid. Or -. Where we will meet to-morrow. 4 NEI. And knights. Citizens' wives. by this good day. How. SUB. Was't so! cry you mercy. Forty of the neighbours are about him. FACE. That we can carry in the two trunks. the butler. 'Twill prove ill day For some on us. We are undone. You'll do it? SUB. 'Slight. I'll into mine old shape again and meet him. In the mean time. I'll keep him Off for today. sir. she knows -SUB. 'Prythee go heat a little water quickly. Your master. with my lord's sister. 3 NEI. HASTILY.How now. Has there been such resort. Dol! FACE. but trim me? SUB. WITH SEVERAL OF THE NEIGHBOURS. BEFORE LOVEWIT'S DOOR.1. Subtle must shave me: all my captain's beard Must off. madam Dol Is entertaining her. What shall we do now.] ACT 5. some as brave as lords. Now she is honest. Let Mammon's brass and pewter keep the cellar. Come. sir. Look out. Why? FACE. DOL. Dol! Hast [thou] told her. FACE. 1 NEI. SUB. 'Tis he. [ENTER DOL. SUB. Of Jeremy. too. Yes. I thought the liberties. to make me appear smooth Jeremy. Yes. This is some trick. DOL. -. Be silent: not a word. FACE. Daily. She lies.] FACE. . No: 'twas within the walls. leave your quiblins. LOVE. You are tyrannous still. I will stand again. Face. [FACE GOES TO THE WINDOW. as well as I can. and there we'll share. Face? FACE. You will not offer it.] SUB. We'll have another time for that. ENTER LOVEWIT. Within. SCENE 5. FACE. By your favour. But. Lost. Ay.here comes Dol. I'll shave you. I'll ship you both away to Ratcliff. and see. Dorothy. 2 NEI. While there died one a week within the liberties. Do you two pack up all the goods and purchase. [EXEUNT. SUB.
In coaches. What trade art thou on? 3 NEI. Ha! it's no time to question. or the new motion Of the knight's courser covering the parson's mare. Thou art a wise fellow. LOVE. LOVE. If he have eat them. Or a huge lobster with six claws? 6 NEI. I heard a doleful cry. sir. LOVE. Love.] 6 NEI. How! 4 NEI. 5 NEI. an't please your worship. or the tooth-ach? 2 NEI. Pray God. LOVE. I pray thee. and could not speak. or some dog to dance. 6 NEI. A plague o' the moth. And both you heard him cry? 3 NEI. What device should he bring forth now? I love a teeming wit as I love my nourishment: 'Pray God he have not kept such open house.6 NEI. Who. sayst thou? 6 NEI. 6 NEI. he has the fleas that run at tilt Upon a table. sir.] . 3 NEI. A smith! then lend me thy help to get this door open. sir! LOVE. Another Pimlico! LOVE. sir. or you make them so! A man an hour strangled. I heard it too. sir. To draw this company? he hung out no banners Of a strange calf with five legs to be seen. Neither. downward. When saw you him? 1 NEI. 1 NEI. say I! Sure he has got Some bawdy pictures to call all this ging! The friar and the nun. just this day three weeks. He has no gift Of teaching in the nose that e'er I knew of. Or 't may be. Sure. but fetch my tools -[EXIT. These six weeks at the least. Yes. sir. As I sat up a mending my wife's stockings. About Some three weeks since. if your worship know not where he is. then. A smith. Tobacco men. sir. Nor heard a drum struck for baboons or puppets? 5 NEI. LOVE. 4 NEI. Yes. sir. he be not made away. Not these five weeks. He's slipt away. Yes. 3 NEI. 2 NEI. Give me thy hand. That I will presently. These be miracles. Jeremy? 2 NEI. LOVE. 2 NEI. sir. 'Tis strange that none will answer! Didst thou hear A cry. Jeremy butler? We saw him not this month. We had gone in then. at two o'clock Next morning. That he hath sold my hangings. LOVE. like unto a man That had been strangled an hour. You amaze me. What should my knave advance. Sailors' wives. [KNOCKS AT THE DOOR. neighbours! 5 NEI. and my bedding! I left him nothing else. No. and oyster women. You saw no bills set up that promised cure Of agues. and could not speak. 3 NEI. LOVE. No such thing. Beside other gallants.
IN HIS BUTLER'S LIVERY. FACE. No. been seen to flock here In threaves. What mean you. WITH HIS TOOLS. and here have been. Because I knew the news would but afflict you. Did you see me at all? 1 NEI. that we are sure on. And have made it sweet. and their spectacles. 2 NEI. LOVE. he says. I'll be sworn o' that. 2. sir. and tar. what's the matter? FACE. Gallants. No. LOVE. now above twenty days: And for before. I'd have been sworn. I had it not. The house. sir. We were deceived. What. you are too near yet. For here. Breathe less. In the name of wonder. that you shou'd ne'er have known it. LOVE [KNOCKS AGAIN]. sir. sir. these ten weeks. LOVE. Fine rogues to have your testimonies built on! [RE-ENTER THIRD NEIGHBOUR. LOVE. LOVE. I think I saw a coach. Do you but think it now? And but one coach? 4 NEI. treacle. Good faith. sir. sir? 1. you may leave your tools. And I too. had it on her A week before I spied it. for these three weeks And upwards the door has not been open'd. and farther off! Why this is stranger: The neighbours tell me all here that the doors Have still been open -FACE. here's Jeremy! FACE. I should believe my neighbours had seen double Through the black pot.] FACE. one in a French hood Went in. . Sir. my fellow. afore you break it. What means the fellow! FACE.] 3 NEI. come from the door. In days of Pimlico and Eyebright. The cat that kept the buttery. Is Jeremy come! 1 NEI. They did pass through the doors then. I will. But that 'tis yet not deep in the afternoon. And of all sorts. and made these apparitions! For. Their wisdoms will not say so. best to knock again. We cannot tell. on my faith to your worship. Strange! 1 NEI. Or walls. LOVE. FACE. sir! LOVE. sir. How! FACE. LOVE. but I got her Convey'd away in the night: and so I shut The house up for a month -LOVE. O. tag-rag. with the plague? stand thou then farther. In this my pocket. Who had it then? I left None else but thee in the house. I assure their eye-sights. LOVE. To have burnt rose-vinegar. LOVE. has been visited. men and women. 4 NEI. Yes. Why. O yes. sir: Jeremy Is a very honest fellow. Purposing then.1 NEI. FACE. I kept the fort alone there. they tell me. How. and another was seen In a velvet gown at the window: divers more Pass in and out. as to a second Hogsden. Yet farther. are the keys. Good sir. FACE. 2 NEI. FACE. Sir. [ENTER FACE. To-day they speak Of coaches and gallants.
And speak your business.] LOVE. and then We shall have your doors open. KAS [KNOCKING]. -. sir. SUR. Yes. It was no bawdy-house. he was a great physician. MAM. Ay. FACE. Subtle and his Lungs. What knaves. Yes. LOVE. you changelings. Come. This. sir. Within these doors. we'll come with warrant. The gentleman is distracted. Methinks! SUR. I cannot tell. MAM. sir.] Cozeners. good Surly." And where be your andirons now? and your brass pots. sir! No lungs. And force the door. What mean you. they have shut their doors. "Should be to-day pronounced to all your friends. Your word.[ASIDE. Peace. Nay. Surly come! And Mammon made acquainted! they'll tell all. Groom arrogant! FACE. Let me but breathe. You do mistake the house. 3 NEI. slaves. What means this? FACE. let's get officers. [ENTER SURLY AND MAMMON. No. That should have been golden flagons. and great wedges? MAM. And ne'er away till he have betray'd us all. sir: What sign was't at? SUR. you'll open the door. LOVE. what cheaters? MAM. FACE. Nor lights have been seen here these three weeks. I am the housekeeper. MAM. What rogues. Rogues. SUR. Play not the tyrant. upon my word. gentlemen. And the door has been shut these three weeks.] O me. sir. my suster! By this light I'll fetch the marshal to you. MAM. AND SUR. the owner? LOVE. bawds! FACE. No. sir. He has had the keys. and get hence. The happy word. [ENTER KASTRIL.] FACE [ASIDE]. What. 'Pray you stay.2 NEI. Two of the fools! Your talk as idly as they. anon! Punk. This is a new Face. I NEI. Ay. Like enough.] The angry boy come too! He'll make a noise. [EXEUNT MAM. -SUR. bawds. And know the keys have not been out of my hands. MAM. To enter if we can. SUR. How shall I beat them off? what shall I do? Nothing's more wretched than a guilty conscience. sir. impostors. cockatrice. BE RICH -MAM. Are you. [HE AND SURLY KNOCK. sir. You are a whore . Good faith. FACE. Another man's house! Here is the owner. sir. And are those knaves within your cheaters! LOVE. sir: turn you to him. but a mere chancel! You knew the lord and his sister. sir? MAM. FACE. I think the moon has crazed 'em all. -SUR. You rascal! this is one Of the confederacy. now 'tis holiday with them. These are two of the gallants That we do think we saw. SUR.
It mazes me! FACE [GOES TO THE DOOR]. FACE. We'll join to weed them out. when will her grace be at leisure? FACE. Ha! list. sure. LOVE. punk devise. in the air. I'll raise the street. I have heard all their tricks told me twice over. AND KAST. Upon my trust. 2 NEI. ANA. All these persons We saw go in and out here. The doors are shut against us. LOVE. The world's turn'd Bethlem.] FACE. 'Tis in the house. you seed of sulphur. DAP [WITHIN]. sir. DAP [WITHIN]. Yes. Yes. And puss my suster. abomination Is in the house. ANA. Mine aunt's grace does not use me well. Call her not sister.[ASIDE. LOVE. Satan avoid. These are all broke loose. sir. she's a harlot verily. and hinder not our zeal! [EXEUNT ANA. my suster's there. indeed. . ANA. FACE. Good gentlemen. And now he sets out the throat. Ananias too! And his pastor! TRI [BEATING AT THE DOOR]. you'll mar all. KAS. LOVE.] His gag is melted.] Would I could get him away. sons of fire! Your stench it is broke forth. KAS. TRIB. Ha! Illusions. TRI. Ay.To keep your castle -FACE. Out of St. The bawdy doctor. and the cozening captain. KAS. Come forth. Peace. You will not come then.. KAS. sir. I believe There's no such thing: 'tis all deceptio visus. Our clerk within. The place.] LOVE. I will fetch the scavenger. I'll try an the lock be chang'd. KAS. It is become a cage of unclean birds.. DAP [WITHIN]. I am almost stifled -FACE [ASIDE]. a word. 1 NEI. LOVE. By the fat knight and the lean gentleman.[ASIDE. Peace. [ENTER ANANIAS AND TRIBULATION. You fool. where they use to keep The better sort of mad-folks. Would you were altogether. ANA. -. sir. Who would you speak with. Who's that? FACE. Believe it. For God's sake. that I forgot! [ASIDE. FACE. FACE. sir. These were the parties. you drunkards! Sir. I wonder at it: please you to give me leave To touch the door. You shall do well.] I know not. my sister! ANA. LOVE. This is something. Master captain! master doctor! LOVE. some spirit o' the air -. the doors were never open. Here comes another. and the constable. sir? KAS. you. DAP [WITHIN]. 3 NEI. Katherine's. SUB [WITHIN]. Peace. Good faith.
You need not fear the house. You have spoil'd all then.FACE [SPEAKS THROUGH THE KEYHOLE. A pox. Sir. [DAPPER KNEELS. LIKE THE QUEEN OF FAIRY. AND SHUFFLES TOWARDS HER. in troth.] What shall I do? I am catch'd. SUB. who came Sooner than you expected. [ENTER FACE. Or you will else. FACE. I'll help you to a widow. [ENTER DOL. Here she is come. SUB. the shortest way. LOVE. sir. SUB. And the captain's word that you did not eat your gag In any contempt of her highness. the precious king Of present wits. [UNBINDS HIS EYES. to keep churl back.But here's no place to talk on't in the street.Come. FACE. To draw so many several sorts of wild fowl? FACE. O. he has spoken! FACE.] SUB.] SCENE 5. and I dwindled with it. You may depart. WHILE LOVEWIT ADVANCES TO THE DOOR UNOBSERVED]. and you too. Why. sir. And only pardon me the abuse of your house: It's all I beg. SUB. good Jeremy. it crumbled Away in my mouth. you rogue. The truth.] -. Yes. Your aunt's a gracious lady. Give me but leave to make the best of my fortune. LEADING IN DAPPER. on my suit. It is true.[ASIDE. And therefore conceal nothing. Show him his aunt. Ay. Will make you seven years younger. DAP. -. Not I. SUB. But by me. Sure. LOVE. How! you have eaten your gag? DAP.Come. Dismiss this rabble. for this night. your aunt her grace Will give you audience presently. FACE. Yes faith. 'Tis but your putting on a Spanish cloak: I have her within. ENTER SUBTLE. What's your medicine. FACE. you were wont to affect mirth and wit -. sir. [EXEUNT NEIGHBOURS. DAP.] DAP.] Here comes the captain. IN HIS UNIFORM. A ROOM IN THE SAME. Good neighbours. No more of your tricks. In recompence. Did you not hear the coil About the door? SUB. Well. 'Pray you forgive me. No! I hope my aunt of Fairy will forgive me. -. that you shall give me thanks for. I thank you all. You know that I am an indulgent master.2. 'Pray you So satisfy her grace. Well: let's see your widow.] SUB. I heard him. then triumph and sing Of Face so famous. And hast thou done it? FACE. LOVE. WITH HIS EYES BOUND AS BEFORE. is it so? Then you converse with spirits! -. How now! is his mouth down? SUB. and let him be dispatch'd: I'll send her to you. . sir. and a rich one. [EXEUNT. sir. sir. The fume did overcome me.I have been fain to say. -. LOVE. [EXIT FACE. It was not visited.] Good! Yet nearer. FACE. the house is haunted With spirits. but in troth You were to blame.He's undone then. And I did do't to stay my stomach. Down o' your knees and wriggle: She has a stately presence.
Here: what news? FACE. at mum-chance. God save you! DAP.And bid. Yes. Thou shalt spend A hundred pound by the service! [EXIT SUBTLE. You must not look on't. And my most gracious aunt. I may chance To leave him three or four hundred chests of treasure. Much shalt thou give away. SUB. Your fly will learn you all games. and the best games -DAP. about your neck. Arise. Her grace would have you eat no more Woolsack pies. I swear I will then. SUB. go take his suit.But you must sell your forty mark a year. If he game well and comely with good gamesters. Open a vein with a pin. pox on't! DAP. much shalt thou lend. Where's Subtle? SUB. tray-trip. Ay. give't away.] FACE. SUB. SUB. On your right wrist -SUB. the kind wretch! Your grace's kinsman right. DAP. I cannot speak for joy.] SUB. By this hand. queen Dol. I'll go and fetch the writings. SUB. DOL. shalt thou win. I will. [EXIT. he shall marry the widow. and feed it about this day sev'n-night. Say. Nor Dagger frumety. and touch our velvet gown. now. God make you rich. God save your grace. 'Tis well -. (when as your aunt has done it). presently. And kiss 'em. Ay. SUB. Drugger is at the door. FACE [WITHIN]. and see me often. cousin. sir. Here is your fly in a purse. Nor break his fast In Heaven and Hell. No: But come.] Now. till then. The skirts. SUB. She's with you every where! Nor play with costarmongers. DOL. be true to us. Have you pack'd up all? . Gleek and primero.away! [RE-ENTER FACE. Your grace will command him no more duties? DOL. "Much. we thought to have been angry with you. So! DOL. DAP. No: and kinsman. nephew. DAP. DAP. See. And made it flow with joy. an you will." SUB [ASIDE]. And bid him fetch a parson. and what you get. I mean. -. DOL. if but three thousand Be stirring. Wear it. And some twelve thousand acres of fairy land. But that sweet face of yours hath turn'd the tide. SUB. Bear yourself worthy of the blood you come on. DOL. You may bring's a thousand pound Before to-morrow night. Have you done there? SUB. sir. SUB. But keep The gallant'st company. much! indeed. much shalt thou spend. Give me the bird. -. Nephew.Why do you not thank her grace? DAP. And your aunt. And let it suck but once a week. Madam! SUB. Or. that ebb'd of love. Let me now stroak that head. I'll give't mine aunt. There's a kind aunt! kiss her departing part.
FACE. FACE. Dol. Dear Dol. but I will do't. Thou'st cause. Well. The chaplain waits you in the hall. I'll come to you presently. Drugger has brought his parson. [THEY KISS. To deceive him Is no deceit. if thou sayst the word.] DOL. DOL. He'll now marry her. send a ring. SUB. SUB. my Dolly. and have strange things Come to her. Against the instrument that was drawn between us. he is not ready. [EXIT. Subtle. westward. we will fit him. SUB. FACE. sir. Face. we will turn our course To Brainford. DOL. Here's your Hieronimo's cloak and hat. a little exalted In the good passage of our stock-affairs. wench. I told you of. Yes. Yes. DOL. whate'er it is! FACE. SUB. And how do you like The lady Pliant? DOL. say. and may unlock the trunks. DOL.] FACE. I'll pluck his bird as bare as I can. A trick that Dol shall spend ten pound a month by. Cozen her of all thou canst. What now! a billing? SUB. Now he is gone about his project. when the slave will run a wiving. Soon at night. I'll go bestow him. And the ruff too? FACE. She must by any means address some present To the cunning man. When we are shipp'd. Give me them. My bird o' the night! we'll tickle it at the Pigeons.] SUB. Yes. He cannot yet. No. [RE-ENTER SUBTLE. A good dull innocent. Wilt thou? DOL.] SUB. Dol. take him in. And send Nab back again to wash his face. SUB. and thine. This peremptory Face. I'm weary of him. Yes. instantly. FACE. for the widow. Content. Yes. You are hot upon it. she will be tortured else Extremely in her sleep. tell her. SUB. SUB. but justice.DOL. My fine flitter-mouse.] Is he gone? SUB. Hast thou gull'd her of her jewels or her bracelets? DOL. SUB. If you can get him. Or chain of pearl. And say. .] FACE. this's mine. that would break Such an inextricable tie as ours was. When we have all. make him amends for wronging His art with her suspicion. [EXIT.] [RE-ENTER FACE. and all our goods aboard. [RE-ENTER SUBTLE. and mine. I will: and shave himself? [EXIT. and thine. 'Tis direct Against our articles. Eastward for Ratcliff. And take our leaves of this o'er-weening rascal.
for all your figures: I sent for him. . Dol. [RE-ENTER FACE. good partners.] FACE. indeed. Mammon's ten pound. Where be the French petticoats. SUB. I think. in the trunk. No matter. I am sorry for thee i'faith. for old acquaintance: What new course have you? SUB. thunder. The jewel of the waiting maid's. Let's know where you set up next. Here. and the whistle that the sailor's wife Brought you to know an her husband were with Ward. FACE. Or lend you a sheet to save your velvet gown. FACE. Would I had but time to beat thee! FACE. And the tobacco? SUB. but hear'st thou? It shall go hard but I will place thee somewhere: Thou shalt have my letter to mistress Amo -DOL. Pox upon you. Is Drugger's damask there. Why you the keys? SUB. because We shall not open them before he comes. Here will be officers presently. Here. Is't not. FACE. Drugger's and Dapper's. What box is that? SUB. Both he and she be satisfied.you look -. DOL. SUB. bethink you Of some course suddenly to 'scape the dock: For thither you will come else. All I can do Is to help you over the wall. eight score before: The brethren's money. o' the back-side. FACE. No! FACE. do you see? Not forth. Wherefore. 'tis true -. Let us see them. What paper's that? DOL. FACE. FACE. Doctor. Dol. has pardon'd me. That stole it from her lady. [LOUD KNOCKING. In this. We'll wet it to-morrow. DOL. Hang you! FACE. No. Dol. my master Knows all. If she should have precedence of her mistress? DOL. indeed. Dol. I'll hang myself. Let me alone to fit him.] SCENE 5. [EXEUNT. rogue. Dol. And girdles and hangers? SUB. I will send you A customer now and then. and our silver-beakers And tavern cups. Yes. Yes. FACE. 'Tis true. and Face. Or madam Caesarean. and he will keep them. That I may walk a greater devil than thou. you shall not open them. Here. And the bolts of lawn. Give me the keys. Come. FACE. Yes. The fish-wives' rings. this.] Hark you. Subtle. Where's the money? SUB. You have pack'd up all? where be the trunks? bring forth. Open the door. Dol? DOL.DOL. Nor have them forth. You are a precious fiend! OFFI [WITHOUT]. my smock rampant. for here Determines the indenture tripartite 'Twixt Subtle. my venturers. DOL. And the ale-wives' single money. to know certain -FACE. And haunt thee in the flock-bed and the buttery.3. The right is. Rogue.
Profane as Bel and the dragon. gentlemen. TRIBULATION. Have but patience. search on o' God's name. doubt not. The house is mine here. TRI. Gentlemen. lie still A little while. bawds. Good gentlemen.] FACE. One after another. Open your door. [ENTER FACE. to tell you true. ANA. ANA. Yes. The chemical cozener. Hold. Use your authority. LOVE. Is there an officer. Madam suppository. what is the matter? whom do you seek? MAM. and the cart. That are birding in men's purses. MAM. SURLY. If there be any such persons as you seek for. have you done? Is it a marriage? perfect? LOVE. Fewer at once. Or we will break it open. ANANIAS. Off with your ruff and cloak then.AN OUTER ROOM IN THE SAME. They are the vessels Of pride. LOVE. It somewhat mazed me. AS BUTLER. And my captain Face? MAM. Warrant enough. Where is this collier? SUR. What do you mean. And I will open it straight. LOVE. Worse than the grasshoppers. Locusts Of the foul pit. MAM. WITH THE PARSON. what they are Or where they be. till my man. By virtue of my staff. I pray you. .] MAM. If you'll not open it. 'Slight. Sir. KASTRIL. 2 OFFI. my suster. KAS. The nun my suster. be yourself. deacon Ananias. Cheaters. Good zeal. here. presuming on my known aversion From any air o' the town while there was sickness. Peace. and finding This tumult 'bout my door. my masters? MAM [WITHOUT]. ding it open. my brain. And cannot stay this violence? 1 OFFI. What warrant have you? OFFI [WITHOUT]. there? OFFI [WITHOUT]. LOVE. Scorpions. gentlemen. Keep the peace. ANA. And caterpillars. lust. AND OFFICERS. two or three for failing. TRI. fearing My more displeasure. sir. told me he had done Somewhat an insolent part. and the doors are open. let out my house (Belike. LOVE. SUR. or the lice of Egypt.) To a doctor and a captain: who. sir. LOVE. KAS. Madam Rabbi. what means this violence? [MAMMON. I charge you. SUR. LOUD KNOCKING AT THE DOOR. FACE. hear me. Yes. SUR [WITHOUT]. I am but newly come to town. Hold. ENTER LOVEWIT IN THE SPANISH DRESS. LOVE. conjurers. Are you officers. LOVE. These day owls. Doxy. Down with the door. RUSH IN. KAS [WITHOUT]. ANA. LOVE. OFFI [WITHOUT]. he knows not. LOVE [OPENING THE DOOR]. And the captain pander.
MAM. Are they gone? LOVE. You may go in and search, sir. [MAMMON, ANA., AND TRIB. GO IN.] Here, I find The empty walls worse than I left them, smoak'd, A few crack'd pots, and glasses, and a furnace: The ceiling fill'd with poesies of the candle, And madam with a dildo writ o' the walls: Only one gentlewoman, I met here, That is within, that said she was a widow -KAS. Ay, that's my suster; I'll go thump her. Where is she? [GOES IN.] LOVE. And should have married a Spanish count, but he, When he came to't, neglected her so grossly, That I, a widower, am gone through with her. SUR. How! have I lost her then? LOVE. Were you the don, sir? Good faith, now, she does blame you extremely, and says You swore, and told her you had taken the pains To dye your beard, and umber o'er your face, Borrowed a suit, and ruff, all for her love; And then did nothing. What an oversight, And want of putting forward, sir, was this! Well fare an old harquebuzier, yet, Could prime his powder, and give fire, and hit, All in a twinkling! [RE-ENTER MAMMON.] MAM. The whole nest are fled! LOVE. What sort of birds were they? MAM. A kind of choughs, Or thievish daws, sir, that have pick'd my purse Of eight score and ten pounds within these five weeks, Beside my first materials; and my goods, That lie in the cellar, which I am glad they have left, I may have home yet. LOVE. Think you so, sir? MAM. Ay. LOVE. By order of law, sir, but not otherwise. MAM. Not mine own stuff! LOVE. Sir, I can take no knowledge That they are yours, but by public means. If you can bring certificate that you were gull'd of them, Or any formal writ out of a court, That you did cozen your self, I will not hold them. MAM. I'll rather lose them. LOVE. That you shall not, sir, By me, in troth: upon these terms, they are yours. What! should they have been, sir, turn'd into gold, all? MAM. No, I cannot tell -- It may be they should. -- What then? LOVE. What a great loss in hope have you sustain'd! MAM. Not I, the commonwealth has. FACE. Ay, he would have built The city new; and made a ditch about it Of silver, should have run with cream from Hogsden; That every Sunday, in Moorfields, the younkers, And tits and tom-boys should have fed on, gratis. MAM. I will go mount a turnip-cart, and preach The end of the world, within these two months. Surly, What! in a dream? SUR. Must I needs cheat myself, With that same foolish vice of honesty! Come, let us go and hearken out the rogues: That Face I'll mark for mine, if e'er I meet him. FACE. If I can hear of him, sir, I'll bring you word, Unto your lodging; for in troth, they were strangers To me, I thought them honest as my self, sir. [EXEUNT MAM. AND SUR.] [RE-ENTER ANANIAS AND TRIBULATION.] TRI. 'Tis well, the saints shall not lose all yet. Go, And get some carts --
LOVE. For what, my zealous friends? ANA. To bear away the portion of the righteous Out of this den of thieves. LOVE. What is that portion? ANA. The goods sometimes the orphan's, that the brethren Bought with their silver pence. LOVE. What, those in the cellar, The knight sir Mammon claims? ANA. I do defy The wicked Mammon, so do all the brethren, Thou profane man! I ask thee with what conscience Thou canst advance that idol against us, That have the seal? were not the shillings number'd, That made the pounds; were not the pounds told out, Upon the second day of the fourth week, In the eighth month, upon the table dormant, The year of the last patience of the saints, Six hundred and ten? LOVE. Mine earnest vehement botcher, And deacon also, I cannot dispute with you: But if you get you not away the sooner, I shall confute you with a cudgel. ANA. Sir! TRI. Be patient, Ananias. ANA. I am strong, And will stand up, well girt, against an host That threaten Gad in exile. LOVE. I shall send you To Amsterdam, to your cellar. ANA. I will pray there, Against thy house: may dogs defile thy walls, And wasps and hornets breed beneath thy roof, This seat of falsehood, and this cave of cozenage! [EXEUNT ANA. AND TRIB.] [ENTER DRUGGER.] LOVE. Another too? DRUG. Not I, sir, I am no brother. LOVE [BEATS HIM]. Away, you Harry Nicholas! do you talk? [EXIT DRUG.] FACE. No, this was Abel Drugger. Good sir, go, [TO THE PARSON.] And satisfy him; tell him all is done: He staid too long a washing of his face. The doctor, he shall hear of him at West-chester; And of the captain, tell him, at Yarmouth, or Some good port-town else, lying for a wind. [EXIT PARSON.] If you can get off the angry child, now, sir -[ENTER KASTRIL, DRAGGING IN HIS SISTER.] KAS. Come on, you ewe, you have match'd most sweetly, have you not? Did not I say, I would never have you tupp'd But by a dubb'd boy, to make you a lady-tom? 'Slight, you are a mammet! O, I could touse you, now. Death, mun' you marry, with a pox! LOVE. You lie, boy; As sound as you; and I'm aforehand with you. KAS. Anon! LOVE. Come, will you quarrel? I will feize you, sirrah; Why do you not buckle to your tools? KAS. Od's light, This is a fine old boy as e'er I saw! LOVE. What, do you change your copy now? proceed; Here stands my dove: stoop at her, if you dare. KAS. 'Slight, I must love him! I cannot choose, i'faith, An I should be hang'd for't! Suster, I protest, I honour thee for this match. LOVE. O, do you so, sir?
KAS. Yes, an thou canst take tobacco and drink, old boy, I'll give her five hundred pound more to her marriage, Than her own state. LOVE. Fill a pipe full, Jeremy. FACE. Yes; but go in and take it, sir. LOVE. We will -- I will be ruled by thee in any thing, Jeremy. KAS. 'Slight, thou art not hide-bound, thou art a jovy boy! Come, let us in, I pray thee, and take our whiffs. LOVE. Whiff in with your sister, brother boy. [EXEUNT KAS. AND DAME P.] That master That had received such happiness by a servant, In such a widow, and with so much wealth, Were very ungrateful, if he would not be A little indulgent to that servant's wit, And help his fortune, though with some small strain Of his own candour. [ADVANCING.] -- "Therefore, gentlemen, And kind spectators, if I have outstript An old man's gravity, or strict canon, think What a young wife and a good brain may do; Stretch age's truth sometimes, and crack it too. Speak for thy self, knave." FACE. "So I will, sir." [ADVANCING TO THE FRONT OF THE STAGE.] "Gentlemen, My part a little fell in this last scene, Yet 'twas decorum. And though I am clean Got off from Subtle, Surly, Mammon, Dol, Hot Ananias, Dapper, Drugger, all With whom I traded: yet I put my self On you, that are my country: and this pelf Which I have got, if you do quit me, rests To feast you often, and invite new guests." [EXEUNT.] --------------------GLOSSARY ABATE, cast down, subdue. ABHORRING, repugnant (to), at variance. ABJECT, base, degraded thing, outcast. ABRASE, smooth, blank. ABSOLUTE(LY), faultless(ly). ABSTRACTED, abstract, abstruse. ABUSE, deceive, insult, dishonour, make ill use of. ACATER, caterer. ACATES, cates. ACCEPTIVE, willing, ready to accept, receive. ACCOMMODATE, fit, befitting. (The word was a fashionable one and used on all occasions. See "Henry IV.," pt. 2, iii. 4). ACCOST, draw near, approach. ACKNOWN, confessedly acquainted with. ACME, full maturity. ADALANTADO, lord deputy or governor of a Spanish province. ADJECTION, addition. ADMIRATION, astonishment. ADMIRE, wonder, wonder at. ADROP, philosopher's stone, or substance from which obtained. ADSCRIVE, subscribe. ADULTERATE, spurious, counterfeit. ADVANCE, lift.
APOZEM. return hit in fencing. AGAIN. if. fire-dogs. take into custody. ambergris. increase. "give the -. AFFY. intelligence. APPLE-SQUIRE. guess. stamped with the figure of the archangel Michael. a woman noted for her valour at the siege of Ghent. give intelligence. ALMA-CANTARAS (astronomy). informed. AMPHIBOLIES. APPLE-JOHN. pimp. prove. ALONE. AMBREE. planet of chief influence in the horoscope. subliming pots. without peer. inform. skeleton. ANDIRONS. children's cry at hide-and-seek. ADVISED. AMBRE. AIM. AFTER. have confidence in. aim at. ANTIC. beloved. AMAZED.. peril. parallels of altitude. ALUDELS. ANATOMY. AN. confirm. clown. after the manner of. confused. name of a dance." be it known to you. ADVERTISED. AFFECTED. able to perceive and appreciate. bethink oneself. ANNESH CLEARE. lowest throw at dice. APPROVE. "be --. ADVERTISEMENT. in anticipation of. perplexed. ALLOWANCE. APPREHEND. "are you --?" have you found that out? AFFECT. . attach. AGAINST. brood. ALL HID. like. enlarge upon. ALMAIN. disposed. decoction. AIERY. completely. See Paranomasie. AMES-ACE. AGNOMINATION. love. quick of perception. move. recognition. deliberate. an opposition which enhances the quality it opposes. AFFECTIONATE. entirely ("all-to-be-laden")." face. prejudiced. buffoon. ambiguities. ADVISE. ALL-TO. unequalled. obstinate. AMUSED. consider. AMBER. or dissected body. approbation. gold coin worth 10 shillings. affections. APPERIL. bewildered. pander. AFFECTS. MARY. APPLY. 1458. ANSWER. APPREHENSIVE. ALMUTEN. AGGRAVATE. ANTIPERISTASIS. ANGEL. ANTIC. ANTIQUE. betroth. spring known as Agnes le Clare. nest. amazed. like a buffoon. magnify. AFFRONT. aware.ADVERTISE.
dessert. adapt. ASSAY. dog tied or chained up. distillation. AVOID. solve. a light repast. BANQUET. ARCHIE. incline. pass by. suitableness. theme. PRINCE. seize. avoid. ARSEDINE. a vessel for holding hot water in which other vessels are stood for heating. to clip gold. jester to James I. ruin. draw a knife along the belly of the deer. ballast. a digesting furnace. Mercurius Philosophorum." Puritan. ASCENSION. matter in question. BANBURY. used as an imitation of gold-leaf. doll.. of authority.APT. belt worn across the breast to support bugle. a ceremony of the hunting-field. Italian coin. proof. secure possession or reversion of. trustworthy. AUDACIOUS. token. attack. ASSOIL. Court of Arches. pair. BABY. ASSALTO (Italian). BALDRICK. argol. baboon. BARB. assault. subject. opportune(ly). ATHANOR. and Charles I. genuine. authorised. try to reach. reference to an archery show by a society who assumed arms. ARRIDE. etc. evaporation. worth about the third of a farthing. quicksilver. BALE (of dice). consideration. BALK. AZOCH. ARGENT-VIVE. ARTIFICIALLY. of Arthur's knights. BANDOG. endure. APT(LY). BAGATINE. back premises. treat with contempt. "make the --. train. begone! get rid of. calculated to keep up a constant heat. woe. ARBOR. reflection. . reconcile. BAIARD. having spirit and confidence. APTITUDE. BANE." cut up the game (Gifford). artfully. ARTICLE. horse of magic powers known to old romance. overlook. AWAY WITH. ARTHUR. ASPIRE. BACK-SIDE. BAFFLE. crust or sediment in wine casks. suit. plot of a drama. obtain. game at ball. suitable(y). please. item. BALLOO. ATONE. ARGAILE. ATTACH. prepare. dispose. ARGUMENT. BALLACE. ARCHES. "brother of --. BALNEUM (BAIN MARIE). long for. mixture of copper and zinc. AVISEMENT. etc. AUTHENTIC(AL). ASSURE. BABION. Archibald Armstrong.
beslabber. bear leader. deceive with false hopes. BLANK.BARBEL. BASILISK. SIR. a remedy known by this name was a supposed antidote to poison. BERLINA. BESOGNO. one engaged to pray for another. stick." BATE. BEDSTAFF. game somewhat similar to base. BATOON. BEWRAY. thieving. nothing. BESLAVE.him. bareheaded. BARE. Transylvanian hero. BELL-MAN. defile. baton. BEADSMAN. richly embroidered skirt reaching to the knees. heavy mallet. BIGGIN. similar to that worn by the Beguines. BEVER. reduce. empty talk. See Phere. BEZANT. white. nightcap. BEAGLE. any unholy riot. small hound. heraldic term: small gold circle. BASES. fabulous reptile. etc. a stick used in making a bed. BARLEY-BREAK. fresh-water fish. BASON. night watchman. make known. feed. BLANK. meer. keep in suspense. . it was "a particular mark of state and grandeur for the coachman to be uncovered" (Gifford). bespatter. BESCUMBER. used for the broken provision collected for prisoners. BID-STAND. fig. BEZOAR'S STONE. spy. stick. believed to slay with its eye.. one of the sticks or "laths". originally a small French coin. game of prisoner's base. BEARWARD. BESPAWLE. BEETLE. BEG. BILLET. wood cut for fuel. BATTEN. burlesque hymn." the custody of minors and idiots was begged for. drinking. BILIVE (belive). were beaten by the attendant mob when bad characters were "carted. BASE. "I'd -. prayer-man. kind of pike. with haste. (?) wooden pin in the side of the bedstead for supporting the bedclothes (Johnson). BEAR IN HAND. highwayman. BLACK SANCTUS. BEVIS. an aromatic gum. or lower. BASKET. BEDPHERE. reveal. badger. proclaimed King of Hungary. BENJAMIN. pillory. BAWSON. be reduced. grow fat. knight of romance whose horse was equally celebrated. cap. BIRDING. likewise property fallen forfeit to the Crown ("your house had been begged"). BILK. abate. BETHLEHEM GABOR. BILL. beggar. basons.
BOURD. hence "-. BLAZE." roystering young bucks. projecting from the shoulders of the gown" (Gifford). BOTTOM. jest.order. publish abroad. BOLT'S-HEAD. BOTTLE (of hay). long. bravado. BLAZE. or strong curb or bridle. speaking head made by Roger Bacon. BRACH. vessel. BOW-POT. BRABBLES (BRABBLESH). BODGE. BRAVE. long pin with which the women fastened up their hair. BODKIN. puff up. rout out." BLUSHET. fig. BOVOLI. truss. ARTHUR OF. sift (boulting-tub). jest. pause for relaxation. taunt. colour of servants' livery. trap. BOMBARD SLOPS. brothel. "no --. finely (apparelled). (See Nares). BOOKHOLDER. braggart speech. bottle made of skin." BRADLEY. flower vase or pot. with "detached sleeve ornaments. BRAVO. skein or ball of thread. bitch. sour butter-milk. wholesome. BRAKE. flourish of weapon. . BONA ROBA. dagger. pointed weapon. BRADAMANTE. BOLT. prompter. "terrible --. exercise. (her. carried it through. BREATHE. BLOW. straight-necked vessel for distillation. blushing one. "good. gallants. BORDELLO. a heroine in "Orlando Furioso.). BORNE IT." of no avail. snails or cockles dressed in the Italian manner (Gifford). BOB.waiters.not always used in compliment. BLUE. BOLT. measure.) blazon. or other short." "angry --. BRANDISH. BLAZON. thump. frame for confining a horse's feet while being shod. bravado.BLANKET. outburst of violence. BRASH." into the bargain." "-. bundle. BRAZEN-HEAD. BLIN. "to --. BRAVERY. armorial bearings. BORACHIO. a lively character commemorated in ballads. padded. BOB. BOOT. extravagant gaiety of apparel. dislodge. BRAVE (adv. brace. BOYS. conducted. plum-cheeked wench" (Johnson) -. brawls. gaily. roll (of material). all that pertains to good birth and breeding. BONNY-CLABBER. puffed-out breeches. BRANCHED. swaggerer. beat." without ceasing. "withouten --. toss in a blanket. BRAVERIES.
BULLY." formerly the guardianship of wards could be bought. at once. BUFO. CANDLE-RENT. BROOK. wretch. BURROUGH. put up with. endure. BUTTER. HUGH. BURGULLION. term of familiar endearment. bastard. security. BREND. rent from house property. black tincture. BULLED. BRISK. BUSKIN. NATHANIEL ("Staple of News"). CALIVER. CAMUSED. as of minor or secondary importance. foot gear reaching high up the leg. wedding feast. CALLET. woman of ill repute. burn. Mercury's wand. one who studies late. trunk hose. BRIEF. bend. "on the __. BUZ. where provisions and liquors were stored. half-door shutting off the buttery. (See Nares). simpleton. "he bought me. state seal. (mus. smartly dressed. BUTTERY-HATCH. BRIZE. who had a familiar in the shape of a dog. BUCK. . CADUCEUS. rumour. badger (term of contempt).BREATH UPON. an English divine and Hebrew scholar. CALLOT. BURN. by-blow. Friar Bungay. etc. BURGONET. half-boot. at the side. pledge. BUNGY. exclamation to enjoin silence. (See Cunningham). BY AND BY. chorus. used for military and serjeants' coats. closely-fitting helmet with visor. long-shaped bead. coif worn on the wigs of our judges or serjeants-at-law (Gifford). CAMOUCCIO. gadfly. speak dispraisingly of. CANDLE-WASTER. knave. CALVERED. BROAD-SEAL. braggadocio.) breve. BROUGHTON. knows. BY(E). BROKE. mark wooden measures ("--ing of cans"). leather made of buffalo skin. barbless arrow for shooting at butts. light kind of musket. BY-CHOP." incidentally. (?) bolled. BUGLE. swelled. BRUIT. BUZZARD. wash. BRIDE-ALE. transact business as a broker. BURDEN. refrain. crimped. BROCK. abstract. CAN. or sliced and pickled. BUFF. flat. BUTT-SHAFT. a compiler of general news. BUY. BULLIONS. breese. BUCKLE.
CATES." follow a fresh scent. CAROSH. artful. CHILDERMASS DAY. CHARTEL. behaviour. CASTING-GLASS. CARWHITCHET. CHOKE-BAIL. jewelled ornament for the neck. CAPANEUS. quip. etc. calculate. used for a cheat.. pass sentence. "hunt --." CARACT. Spanish author of a book on duelling. CHEQUIN. CAST. CAST. a cap of state borne before kings at their coronation. bearing. CHARMING. falcon. fit to receive instruction. worth. fortress. impression. CHARGE. CAUTELOUS. CHAPMAN. vomit. kestrel. dainties. pun. rogue. sturdy beggar. coach. action which does not allow of bail. assess. CAST. soldier's loose overcoat. Innocents' Day. old form of "ganymede. CHECK AT. CATAMITE. CARE. conclusion. aim reproof at. CAT. CASE. "in --. handwriting. cosmetic containing white lead. criticise. market. encouragement. CESS. casemate. CASSOCK. couple. CERUSE. CASE. carriage. silence. CASTRIL. one of the "Seven against Thebes. sheriff's officer. table-cover. expense. CHARM. lay a spell on. able to comprehend. crafty. CARCANET. carat. CHEVRIL. an insignia of dignity. flight of hawks. forecast. Turkish envoy. take care. exercising magic power. CARPET. CARRIAGE. CASAMATE. provisions. also an heraldic term. CHARACTER. entertainment. CHEAP. structure used in sieges. CARANZA. object. bargain.CANTER. food. CATSO. CAP OF MAINTENCE. CHIAUS. sentence. gold Italian coin. CENSURE. challenge. cheat. bottle for sprinkling perfume. CAPABLE. unit of weight for precious stones. doom. criticism. CHEAR. retail dealer. . CHANGE. from kidskin." CATASTROPHE. swindler. CATCHPOLE. value. subdue with magic. throw dice. CHEER. CENSURE." in condition. comfort. cashiered. a pair. which is elastic and pliable.
COCK-BRAINED. clodhopper. starve. hangings. cheat. CLEM. CLAPPER-DUDGEON. secrecy. HERRING-COB. CLAP. CLARISSIMO. wild. lady's high shoe.. CLOSE. . detail. CITRONISE. legal. raised crust of a pie. woman of fashion. CIRCLING BOY. CLOSENESS.CHRYSOPOEIA. CIBATION. and to possess particular virtues. "bear no --. CLOTH. COB-HERRING. thought to be derived from turning on the tap that all might drink to the full of the flowing liquor. wordy heroes of romance. downright beggar. bugs. male swan.used as a term of reproach for a woman. fool's cap. softening by boiling. secretive. everything pertaining to a certain condition. COCKATRICE. CLOWN. COACH-LEAVES. court-card. CLAPS HIS DISH. who made use of wires for hair and dress. folding blinds. Venetian noble. turn citron colour. COAT-CARD. a clap. pamper. ceremony. reptile supposed to be produced from a cock's egg and to kill by its eye -. "a species of roarer. COG. CHRYSOSPERM. CITTERN. coat of arms. CINOPER. dish (dish with a movable lid) was carried by beggars and lepers to show that the vessel was empty. wheedle. to cheat or rob him" (Nares). CIOPPINI. CIRCUMSTANCE. a young herring. ways of producing gold. COCKSCOMB. COCKSTONE. one who in some way drew a man into a snare. private. arras. chatter. secret. CLOUT. CITY-WIRES." submit to no affront. mark shot at. country. CLIMATE. COAT-ARMOUR. cinnabar. COB-SWAN. latch. COFFIN. alchemy. COCKER. CIVIL. particular. heroine of an old romance. CODLING. clack. and to give sound of their approach. chopine. adding fresh substances to supply the waste of evaporation. countryman. kind of guitar. CLIM O' THE CLOUGHS. etc. bull's eye. giddy. CLARIDIANA. denoting unstinted jollity. CLICKET. COALS. beating about the bush. CIMICI. circumlocution. COCK-A-HOOP. or clack. stone said to be found in a cock's gizzard.
COLSTAFF. CONEY-CATCH. forward. COMPOSURE. of secret intelligence. CONCOCT." within the range. COMPOSITION. wink. who forced the borrower to take part of the loan in the shape of worthless goods on which the latter had to make money if he could. conception. fancifully. of opinion. conductor. fool. turmoil. complaisant. cheat. agreement. coldly affected towards. assimilate. infer. anything required for the perfecting or carrying out of a person or affair. understand. compare.). disposed to joke. master of a puppet-show (Whalley). CONDUCT. CONFECT. ingenious (hence well conceited. give a look. COLLOP. COMPLIMENTARIES. prove. debtors' prison. accomplishment. COMPLIMENT. composition. See Complement. CONDEN'T.COIL. probably conducted. gull. witty. COMPLEMENT. constitution. digest. ingeniously devised or conceived. having cold opinion of. CONGIES. CONCEIT. completion. apprehend. commentary. contract. CONCLUDE." allusion to practice of money-lenders. charge. COKELY. pole for carrying a cowl=tub. CONCEALMENT. CONNIVE. natural disposition. COMPLEXION. ado. fancy. CONCEITED. COMMODITY. "in --. harmony. CONFER. cowlstaff. witty invention. sweetmeat. composure. CONCEIVE. piece of flesh. sphere. a certain amount of church property had been retained at the dissolution of the monasteries. share. COUNTER. COME ABOUT. COLLY. 1616). and the courtiers begged for it." no enemy (quibble). COLE-HARBOUR. spiced gingerbread. COKES. confusion. CONCENT. escort. "current for --. COLOURS. bows. . a retreat for people of all sorts. COMMUNICATE. agreement. small slice. masters of accomplishments. etc. COLLECTION. completement. COMING. CONCEIT. COLD-CONCEITED. pretext. COMPASS. COMFORTABLE BREAD. possessed of intelligence. COMPTER. deduction. Elizabeth sent commissioners to search it out. idea. turn round. constitution. COMMENT. blacken. COLOUR. "fear no --. "sometime it is taken for a lie or fayned tale" (Bullokar. possessed of an idea. ready to respond. opinion.
company." but this does not sound like short allowance or small receptacle. transmit from one to another. famous for his travels. strive. pieces of metal or ivory for calculating at play. COURTSHIP. shrink. COUNTERPOINT. something of every dish. CONTINENT. ardour. COVETISE.) wall between two towers. COUNTER. COROLLARY. CONSTANT. . copiousness. chapman. COWSHARD. apple-seller. CONSTANCY. COPY (Lat. COPESMATE. CORN ("powder --"). COUNSEL. COSTARD-MONGER. curtal. evince. COUNTER. "a cop" may have reference to one or other meaning. firmly. hussy. confirmed. companion. hut. published as "Coryat's Crudities. cow dung. COUNTER. COSTARD. holding together. COTHURNAL. curtain." COPE-MAN. fool. opposite. low varlet. persistent. assembly. standing. etc. CORYAT. avarice. turn (oneself). COY.": "The king. a kind of drinking-cup (Halliwell). top.. head. from "cothurnus. meeting. tuft on head of birds. fidelity.caused his carver to cut him out a court-dish.CONSORT. COURT-DOR.. "hunt --. courtliness. secret. COUNTERFEIT. which he sent him as part of his reversion. CONVENT. small horse with docked tail. means necessary for support. CONVINCE. prove. finishing part or touch. quotes from Bp. N. faithful. COXCOMB. CONVEY. concert.D. overpower. one part or counterpart of a deed or indenture. corrosive. COURTEAU. CONTROL (the point). persistence. persistently. grain. CONVERT. coster-monger. COUNTENANCE." COSSET. terminating in a point. bear or beat down. Gifford and others interpret as "conical.E. contrary point. overcome. CONTEND." follow scent in reverse direction." a particular boot worn by actors in Greek tragedy. COSTS. COP. COTQUEAN. COTE. false coin. pet lamb. (arch. credit. Goodman's "Court of James I. CORTINE. head. See Compter. convict. COUNTERPANE. COYSTREL. abundance. that is. fool. COURT-DISH. ribs. fool's cap. CONSTANTLY. disdain. CORSIVE. pet. copia).
E. fortune-teller. marked with a cross. "quaking --. CUNNING." intone. who refers to lines in Drayton's "Nimphidia"). dainty(ly) (hence "in curious").) CROSS. CUCKING-STOOL. CULLION. desperate emergency. cheat. for the fool jumped into it. CROWD." ii. DARGISON. craunch. spider-like. crack up. turn aside. badge worn on their arm by servants. coward. skill. CRIMP. elaborate." in undress. DEAD LIFT. refrain of old comic song. name of tavern. CRACK. gather. Portuguese gold coin. shrewish. 5. CROSSLET. CRANION. CURIOUS(LY). CURST. CUNNING. DAGGER (" -. scrupulous. skilful. heads and tails. embroidery. or declaim (?). "in --. of inferior sort. game of crambo. CROP.politic. etc. CROPSHIRE. used for the ducking of scolds. cry up. in which the players find rhymes for a given word. daunt.COZEN. boast. etc.D. with curled or waved hair. fiddle. CYPRES (CYPRUS) (quibble). (See N. CRUDITIES. many coins being stamped with a cross. CRISPED. cypress (or cyprus) being a transparent material. a kind of herring. lively young rogue. care for. dog with docked tail. CUCURBITE. CULLICE. mischievous. particular. CRUSADO. apparently some person known in ballad or tale. come to grief." " -. CROSS AND PILE. draw back. DAW. applied to that which in any way touches us nearly. broth. DEAR. CUERPO. CURTAL. and other like tricks were played. open-work. any piece of money. also fairy appellation for a fly (Gifford. CRY ("he that cried Italian"). . DAUPHIN MY BOY. reap. CUNNING-MAN. crucible. CRINCLE. CRACK. a gourd-shaped vessel used for distillation. elegant(ly). CRANCH. CULVERIN. (See "All's Well. curl up. CRAMBE. wag.) CUTWORK." reference to a large custard which formed part of a city feast and afforded huge entertainment. base fellow. "speak in a musical cadence. kind of cannon. 40. CULLISEN. CURE.frumety"). and when black used for mourning. game at cards. CRUMP. CUSTARD. undigested matter.
made into balls of perfumed paste. DISCOURSE. DEGENEROUS. show. DEMI-CULVERIN. DETERMINE. turn off from. DISFAVOUR. DIMENSUM. ground of quarrel in duello language. disordered. a thing moved by wires. reasoning faculty. dingle. DEGREES. DISSOLVED. allow to be detected. vague term of low meaning. design. (?) dagger (Cunningham). discourtesy. search. degenerate. (?) moustache (N.. steps.). DISPARAGEMENT. DETRACT. DISTANCE. DEVISE. the smallest possible coin.E. DIS'PLE. DESERT. DIFFUSED. DISCLAIM. cannon carrying a ball of about ten pounds.) DIBBLE. legal term applied to the unfitness in any way of a marriage arranged for in the case of wards. scattered. extend. DISCERN. powdered aromatic herbs. DISCOVER. aside. reveal. depreciate. turn away. being the twelfth part of a sou. betray. debase. DESPERATE. DIMBLE. DISPLAY. DISCOURTSHIP. DISCHARGE. part with. DISPENSE WITH. DEVICE. DIAPASM. DENIER. not punctilious. reward. (See Pomander. terminate. enervated by grief. DILDO. teach by the whip. DEPENDANCE. settle for. renounce all part in. discipline. invented. dressed. reckless. ecclesiastical system. (?) proper measure. DISPUNCT. DISCIPLINE. ravine. process of reasoning. . puppet. DISPOSED.DECLINE. betray. disposal. DEPART. DISBASE. irregular. DEFEND. display. exact in every particular. DELATE.D. draw back. DESIGNMENT. accuse. DISPRISE. stated allowance. deduct. distinguish. DEVISED. DISQUISITION. refrain of popular songs. DISPOSURE. DEFALK. inform against. disfigure. masque. grant dispensation for. rash. DIGHT. reformation. show a difference between. etc. inclined to merriment. refuse. forbid. abate. DETECT.
highest note in the scale. moreover. ENSIGNS. EDGE. upset. ENTERTAIN. DISTEMPERED. qualities. engineer. . ENS. ELF-LOCK. sentence. melancholy. EMMET. eminently excellent. EGREGIOUS. DOUBLE. witty. cajole. fondle. charity. DRESS. given in dole. E-LA. coiffure. DWINDLE. ENGINOUS. tangled hair. EGGS ON THE SPIT. DRACHM. eke. DOSSER. supposed to be the work of elves. ingenious. offence. track by mere scent of foot. ebullition. an existing thing. Orlando's sword. "give the --. ENGHLE. DUMPS. punishment for minor offences. ENGAGE. originally a mournful melody. fool. DOR. yean. See Ingle. DOTES. distribution of grimaces. DOOM. device. ant. tokens. also. readiness." make a fool of. wench. EAN. DOLE. DUILL. ingenuity. groom. sword. Greek silver coin. a substance. intention. DRESSING. crafty. be overawed. EASINESS. wounds. grieve. DOR. out of humour. DRIFT. wit. (?) buzz. verdict. DISTASTE. agent. ENGINER. ENGROSS. DOTTEREL. ENGIN(E). ENSURE. gull. DUCKING. EECH. EBOLITION. render distasteful. DOXY. shrink away. behave deceitfully. important business on hand. cause of offence. EKE. plover. DOP. full of devices. drone. modulation. plotter. buzzing insect. variation. low bow. pannier. take into service. involve. mistress. monopolise. endowments. dip. DRYFOOT. bring forth young. contrivance. deviser. DURINDANA. DOG-BOLT. term of contempt. assure.DISTASTE.). DOLE OF FACES. idler. DIVISION (mus. basket. curry. beetle. ENGHLE.
ENVY. ENVOY. EXEMPT. dregs. exclude. . unpremeditated. EXACUATE. EXORNATION." in view. just equable. elevation in esteem. ENTRY. become assimilated. EXTRAORDINARY. EYE-TINGE. odium. plead. ESTRICH. least shade or gleam. EYE. impartial. EVERT. ERRANT. EVENT(ED). FAECES. crime. EXHIBITION. FACT. extempore. ESTIMATION. (?) a malt liquor in which the herb of this name was infused. entertainment. terminate. extremely wicked. ERECTION. heathen. deed. ENTREATY. pocket-money. EYEBRIGHT. FACTIOUS. King Arthur's sword. conclusion.ENTREAT. EXTEMPORAL. esteem. ESSENTIATE. appearance. calendars. EXHALE. FACE. EVEN. wait. obsequies. given to party feeling. candied root of the sea-holly. exceeding limits of propriety or law. dislike. denouement. faith. EXTRUDE. essence. allowance for keep. EXORBITANT. EXCALIBUR. employed for a special or temporary purpose. arrant. drag out. unfold. inordinate. EQUAL. expel. EXEQUIES. place where a deer has lately passed. belonging to a party. FACINOROUS. or a person who sold the same (Gifford). overturn. ERINGO. FACKINGS. fate. EURIPUS. EXEMPLIFY. spite. flux and reflux. EVENT. issue(d). separate. just. military word of command. ETHNIC. act. EXPIATE. without example or parallel. EXPLICATE. issue. EXTRACTION. explain. EXAMPLESS. FACES ABOUT. make an example of. seditious. "in --. ornament. EPHEMERIDES. formerly used as a sweetmeat and aphrodisiac. EXPECT. ostrich. sharpen. calumny.
punish. loss. or. report. sneer. sudden gust or squall of wind. FEUTERER (Fr.E. . lack. custard. FLAP-DRAGON. partisan. vautrier). frisk. "for --. FLEER. FLAG. French beans. invention. fetched." in default of. FAIN.D. deed. or in jerks. fiction." stir up. veil. emblem of flattery. forced. FIGGUM. feed a hawk or dog with flesh to incite it to the chase. believing. tapster. to fly low and waveringly. feign (fencing term). supposed to have power of rendering invisible. FAULT. belabour. action. for hanging a smelling-bottle (Fr. affright(ed). FIVE-AND-FIFTY. FICO. readiness. lie. See Fet. FERN-SEED. "in --" by feudal obligation. rouse. FEIZE. move suddenly. FAUTOR. FEAT. companion. FARCE. "highest number to stand on at primero" (Gifford). FARTHINGAL. beat. whimsical. trick. capricious. flacon) round the neck (?). FEAT. FAITHFUL. (See N. FITNESS. FAME. attendant spirit. stuff. old table game similar to backgammon. FEE. necessitated. elegant. term of contempt. dung. FITTON (FITTEN).up. FERE. invention.FAGIOLI. activity. satiate. FELLOW. game similar to snap-dragon. FEAR(ED). FIGMENT. catch fleas. FAYLES. FAMILIAR. FLEA. fig. some kind of basket. fellow. FALL. FIRK. FAUCET. FIT. FLAGON CHAIN. FENNEL. FETCH. trim. dog-keeper. FANTASTICAL. pay one out.). FET. ruff or band turned back on the shoulders. "-. FEWMETS. FAR-FET. "firks mad. FALSIFY. FLAWN. FLAW. initiate in bloodshed. FLESH. hooped petticoat. FLASKET. break in line of scent." suddenly behaves like a madman. (?) jugglery. operation. laugh derisively.
E. foolery. "-. cut-purse. false dice. lair. FROCK. FRICATRICE. FULLAM. sneer. burden (of the newspapers). bewitch. FRUMETY. FRAYING. modesty. FOOT-CLOTH. FRONTLESS. FLY. full. FORM. fabricated. rubbing.. FORTHCOMING. blusterer. (?) humorous verses circulated at a feast (N. FLITTER-MOUSE. FULMART. light arrow. FLOWERS. FORGED. wrangler. FOR. mock. abstain from. sour-tempered. (?) figent: fidgety. conventional. FOREHEAD." run the game down with dogs. foothold. dancing.cause the outward coat of the new horns to fall off" (Gifford). rubbed. woman of low character. shameless. .FLICKER-MOUSE. delay.). sharper. familiar spirit. FORETOP. bear with. "hunt at --. foretell. hulled wheat boiled in milk and spiced. FLIGHT. front lock of hair which fashion required to be worn upright. FRAPLER. bat. rush basket in which figs or raisins were packed. restless (N. effrontery.D. FORCE. "a stag is said to fray his head when he rubs it against a tree to. FORESPEAK. FORBEAR. assurance. FOOTING.. state formally. peevish. old clothes shop. polecat. FLOUT. disable with over-riding. flout. FOUNDER. housings of ornamental cloth which hung down on either side a horse to the ground. FRAIL. that which sets anything off to advantage. smock-frock.failing. FROTED. FOURM. shapely.E. speak and act contemptuously. bat. foolish(ly).). FUGEAND. form. produced when required. face. dye. FREQUENT. FRIPPERY. couplets wrapped round sweetmeats (Cunningham). FUCUS." for fear of failing. FRICACE. FORESLOW. sword. pulverised substance.D. FREIGHT (of the gazetti). FOIL. normal. FROLICS. FOX. FOPPERY. FOIST. footstep. weapon used in fencing. FOND(LY). FORMAL. FRUMP. FRAMPULL.
trio. GIB-CAT. GORCROW. manner. or other ornament. GARAGANTUA. faced or trimmed. fat. gerbe). GENERAL. GRATEFUL. steps from which the bodies of criminals were thrown into the river. GOWKED. good luck. gimlet. glaze. GARD. frozen. GLORIOUSLY. GARDED. welcome. GARNISH.E. raging. godfather. a buyer of broken gold and silver. behaviour. from "gowk. GODWIT. fashion. matter. GOLL. start a giants' war. trimming. GEMONIES. small Venetian coin worth about three-farthings. chief magistrate. (?) grease. used on Lord Mayor's Day. GLEEK. gibe. of vain glory. GORGET. GRATITUDE. . etc. jest. sound in credit. affable. standard-bearer. sheaf (Fr. give thanks to. GIGLOT.FULSOME. GALLIARD. GOOD-YEAR. neck armour. errand. attendant spirit. GAZETTE. foul. GOOD. GONFALIONIER. GALLEY-FOIST. agreeable. free. lively dance in triple time. GLIDDER. GENIUS. GLASS ("taking in of shadows. from 16th century often used to denote custom of dividing a deceased man's property equally among his sons (N. gang. carrion crow. GEAR (GEER)."). GLICK (GLEEK). etc. gentlemen. GELID. manners characteristic of gentry. FURIBUND." to stand staring and gaping like a fool. GOOSE-TURD. (See Turd). hand. GOSSIP. fee. gold or silver lace. GRANNAM. GAVEL-KIND. card game played by three. furious. colour of. crystal or beryl. party of three. gratuity. side glance.D. guard. offensive. stuff. GENTRY. jaunt. GRASS. when he was sworn into his office at Westminster (Whalley). GOLD-END-MAN. Rabelais' giant. grandam.). GARB. good breeding. tom-cat. GIGANTOMACHIZE. GRATIFY. affair. GING. be eager after. GAPE. wanton. city-barge. GIMBLET. name of a land-tenure existing chiefly in Kent. GEANCE. bird of the snipe family.
"a --!" a cry to clear the room for the dancers.v. "hearken out. HEARTEN. GRAVITY." HAY.GRATULATE. GUARDANT. net for catching rabbits. throat. cub. grievance. dignity. GUARD. HANGER. harsh-featured. wild female hawk. by. hai!). include. chance. GRAY. "first --. indicative of silence. names of taverns. HAZARD. GROOM-PORTER. haply. GUST. vessel in shape of. HEARKEN AFTER. GRIPE'S EGG. heraldic term: turning the head only. figured with a finger pointing to his mouth. appropriateness. GROUND. HARPOCRATES. GRIPE. hence coy. encourage. game at dice. GULL. or of coarse silk. probe. HAPPILY. Dutch coin worth about 4d. HAY! (Ital. HABERGEON. HARROT. founder of a community called the "Family of Love. a patent was granted to Lord H. dupe. that which is staked. GRICE." young deer with antlers first sprouting. taste. heraldic term for red. GRIEF. griffin. Horus the child. coat of mail. gullet. . inquire. GULES. HARRINGTON. trace (an animal) to its shelter. congratulate. HEDGE IN. you have it (a fencing term). caution. luck. herald. HAY IN HIS HORN. a newly-ennobled man. HARD-FAVOURED. fortune. HARRY NICHOLAS. search out. for the coinage of tokens (q. HEADBOROUGH. badger. HAB NAB. heed. son of Osiris. HALL. HAGGARD. HALBERD. combination of lance and battle-axe. track. first money taken. HAP. simpleton. HAPPINESS." find. GROGRAN. rich. welcome. fever. GROAT. GUILDER. etc. ill-tempered person. HARBOUR. GROPE. HEAD. officer in the royal household. loop or strap on a sword-belt from which the sword was suspended. HAPPY. wild. constable. pit (hence "grounded judgments"). vulture. HECTIC. HANDSEL. fitness. fourpence. handle. HEAVEN AND HELL ("Alchemist").). fig. coarse stuff made of silk and mohair. on.
and ridiculed by both. heron. Eulenspiegel. ILL-HABITED. harmless. imitation horse of some light material. formerly applied to both sexes (ancient term for leveret? Gifford). IMBIBITION. HOWLEGLAS. IMPERTINENT(LY). who imitated the movements of a skittish horse. HUFF. beyond power of control. IMPEACH. those who were dinnerless spent the dinner-hour in a part of St. HUFF IT. swagger. . horses were often fed on coarse bread. useless." HOBBY. IMPAIR. HOSPITAL. irrelevancies. HUMOUR. stark mad (quibble). ill-disposed. HUMPHREY. arrogance. fencing term: a thrust in tierce. HORSE-COURSER. impairment. HUMOURS. HIERONIMO (JERONIMO). moist. horse-dealer. cut-purses were in the habit of wearing a horn shield on the thumb. HUISHER (Fr. capricious. fastened round the waist of the morrice-dancer. a word used in and out of season in the time of Shakespeare and Ben Jonson. HUMOROUS. HORN-THUMB. unprofitable. blindfolded. moody." to go hungry. HUMANITIAN. huissier). HURTLESS. any one ready to be cheated and to part with his money. HODDY-DODDY. name of two famous chemists. duty imposed by. manners. HUM. saturation. steeping. fool. HONE AND HONERO. HOBBY-HORSE. hero of Kyd's "Spanish Tragedy. ILLUSTRATE. hernshaw. HOIDEN. IMPART. upper part of a retort. the hero of a popular German tale which relates his buffooneries and knavish tricks. hourly. IMPOTENTLY. hoyden. unhealthy. beer and spirits mixed together. illuminate. HORN-MAD. usher. HORSE-BREAD-EATING. nag. IDLE. damage. Paul's where stood a monument said to be that of the duke's. IMPERTINENCIES. humanist. scholar. HORARY. IMBROCATA. ILL-AFFECTED. HER'NSEW. IMPARTER. irrelevant(ly). wailing expressions of lament or discontent. IMPOSITION. give money. HOOD-WINK'D. out of humour. DUKE. hectoring. hence "dine with Duke Humphrey. HOLLAND. without reason or purpose. Christ's Hospital.HELM.
generous. augment charge. bring in forcibly or without leave. IN AND IN. uninhabitable. . resident. introduce. inquiry. INTENTIVE. INCONVENIENCE. INVINCIBLY. assure. or reducing a substance to softness of wax. be occupied with. incitement. shapeless. INGENUOUS. attend. INHABITABLE. INDIFFERENT. ingenuousness. intelligent. intention. INDUE. a game played by two or three persons with four dice. INGENUITY. See Engin. indwelling. INCH-PIN. incubus. tolerable. uncritical. relentless. INFLAME. INGLE. INJURY. INCONY. or other official body of inquiry. intimate. act of covering with wax. incite. INSTRUMENT. delicate. concentration of attention or gaze. INGINE. simpleton. INNOCENT. IN-MATE. secret information. perfect. wish. jury. immediate. invisibly. INCH. INCERATION. money in advance. evil spirit that oppresses us in sleep. INQUISITION. INTEND. insult. give ear to. INSTANT. INTENTION. INTENDMENT. natural. news. INTEGRATE. note carefully. unfastidious. inconsistency. IMPULSION. INTERESSED. sweet-bread. INFANTED. INDENT. legal document. INCURIOUS. enter into engagement. INEXORABLE. OR ENGHLE. INGENIOUS. capabilities. used indiscriminantly for ingenuous. rare (used as a term of affection). INSURE. complete. stir up. attentive. INCUBEE. minion." according to their stature. INCUBUS. passable. "to their --es. talented. INGINER. INTRUDE. INDIGESTED. absurdity. intimate. bosom friend. produced. implicated. affront. supply. INQUEST. intention. INTENT. INCENSE. (See Enginer). engineer. nightmare. INDUCE. chaotic. INTELLIGENCE.IMPRESS. INNATE. born. INWARD.
KNIPPER-DOLING. "a fantastic grimace. bale. JACK. LAID. kiln. KNITTING CUP. LABOURED. a German mercenary foot-soldier. striking. fiddle." act according to one's nature. a sandpiper or robin snipe (Tringa canutus). garnish. tavern windows were furnished with lattices of various colours. JADE. LANCE-KNIGHT (Lanzknecht). a fanciful dialogue or light comic act introduced at the end or during an interlude of a play. JERKING. an alchemist. an instrument for taking altitudes and distances. Jack-a-lent. flower-bed laid out in fanciful design. JACOB'S STAFF. KIND. suspicion. . or contortion of the body: (Gifford). LAP. plotted. KEMIA. band. sore. befool. JEW'S TRUMP. ladle. KELLY. fold. nature. agree. "do one's --. KEMB. KNOCKING. KIRTLE. chap. click. marriage cup. LAR. abundant. "this is a familiar expression. cocoon. KIBE. puppet thrown at in Lent. KNOT. JACK. employed when what the speaker is just about to say is anticipated by another" (Gifford). load. wrought with labour and care. load(ed). no one was capable of the consulship until he was forty-three. JEALOUS. household god. LAUNDER. company. Jew's harp. KILL. automaton figure that strikes the hour. KISS OR DRINK AFORE ME. so as imperceptibly to extract some of it. KNACK.IRPE (uncertain). vessel for distillation. KYRSIN. JOLL. tally. small barrel. KURSINED. key of a virginal. suspicious. merry ballad or tune. woman's gown of jacket and petticoat. comb. species. jowl. blockhead. LATTICE. JIG. JUST YEAR. KILDERKIN. KIT. snap. LAVE. LADE. JOLTHEAD. LARGE. JEALOUSY. JOINED (JOINT)-STOOL. KELL. folding stool. alarum. christened. lashing. LADING. to wash gold in aqua regia. a well-known Anabaptist. LARD. LARUM. JUMP. Jack o' the clock. call to arms. weighty.
vile. cringing. LUTE. leash-. register. leave off. a leer (empty) horse meant also a led horse. "give --. a rough game. hence 'leer drunkards'" (Halliwell). ample. leave off. release of an arrow.in which one hunted another from his seat. LIFT(ING). LIVERY. LOSE. unmeaning expletive. cheat. leer horse. pleasing. to close a vessel with some kind of cement. LIBERAL. barn-owl.. LEGS. issue. leeward. legerdemain. resident representative. etc. please. perhaps. or camp of besieging army. MAIM. LIGHTLY. LINSTOCK. worthless. rob. LOUTING. LIKELY. desist from. LEESE. desist." do obeisance. LUCULENT. hence. LEAVE. "by --. lying. LEIGER. steal(ing). small log. LIGHT. please. legal term. a horse without a rider. staff to stick in the ground. run alongside generally with intent to board. LOOSE. LEASING. agreeable. upshot.. like. MACK." give a start (term of chase)." by rule. LUDGATHIANS. LEAGUER. loose. bowing. with forked head to hold a lighted match for firing cannon. MADGE-HOWLET or OWL. LEER. LAY ABOARD. listen. LIQUID. . LIEGER. theft. solution. ledger. LEWD. slower. or title of the epigram. hindrance. hark. Hence used for any noisy riot (Halliwell). "make --. LOGGET. receptacles of filth. hurt. LIMMER. LEMMA. left. often. leer is an adjective meaning uncontrolled. LET. bright of beauty. siege. commonly. LEVEL COIL. dealers on Ludgate Hill. blood-hound. give over. Line. LAXATIVE. clear. waste. usually. subject proposed. ignorant. LEIGERITY. LIKE. LEYSTALLS. alight. LET. injury. stick. LENTER. LURCH. hinder. LIME-HOUND. LIST. leering or "empty.LAW. according to Nares. LIN. lose. delivery of the possession.
handfuls.E. METOPOSCOPY. having 'put in' a covey of partridges. becoming surety for a prisoner so as to procure his release. stringhalt. study of physiognomy. handling. spotted face (N.D. girl. a general resort for business and amusement. Accip. unmitigated. MANGONISE.). slave-dealer. MARK. MEDITERRANEO. mate. MARROW-BONE MAN. MARTAGAN. maid. acquaint with business. MEATH. one often on his knees for prayer.D. Masora. fermented liquor. absolute. excrement. instruct(ed). correct form of the scriptural text according to Hebrew tradition. MARYHINCHCO. marking the spot where they disappeared from view until the falconer arrives to put them out to her" (Harting. administration.MAIN." be a source of money or entertainment. Mary of Egypt. MENSTRUE. MAPLE FACE. Paul's. MALT HORSE. she takes stand. market. MASS. MARLE. metheglin. "fly to the --. even with. dance. 226). MERE. moderation. like a virago. or abetting. "probably originated from By Mary Gipcy = St. a late kind of peach. MECHANICAL. MANKIND. MEASURE. MEET WITH. "carry -. undiluted. MASORETH. Turk's cap lily. MARRY GIP.E. marvel. MANKIND. MANIPLES. MAINTENANCE. of which one ingredient was honey. control (term used for breaking-in horses). abb. MALLANDERS. more especially a stately one. MAUND. MANGO. Gloss. dray horse. sugar." "generally said of a goshawk when. MERCAT. disease of horses. MAUTHER. humanity. bundles. (N. MAKE. MANAGE. MAMMOTHREPT. beg. puppet. belonging to mechanics. MAMMET. MEAN. MERD. party of four. masculine. etc. MELICOTTON. MEAT.in one's mouth. prepare(d). MARRY! exclamation derived from the Virgin's name. vulgar. Bibl. spoiled child. giving aid. mean. middle aisle of St. for master. . MAINPRISE. chief concern (used as a quibble on heraldic term for "hand"). polish up for sale.). a confection of almonds. MARCHPANE. METHEGLIN. MESS. MADE. MAKE. solvent.
MORRICE-DANCE. MOURNIVAL. played in silence. must. ordinary. suggest. dark crimson red. delicate. old sore. "a female trader in miscellaneous articles. carry away as if by mistake. MISPRISE. worth about ninepence. MOW. small pincers. a fool. MOTLEY. force or influence of value. MUCH! expressive of irony and incredulity. MITHRIDATE. sappers. sword of Bevis of Southampton. proposal. upward stroke. death. MOORISH. MOMENT. . MOTION. MUCKINDER. MORGLAY. mouse. MORTALITY.D. MULE. confection flavoured with musk.). training-ground of the city. MINE-MEN. etc. or like. MISTAKE AWAY. game of chance. MUSCOVY-GLASS. parti-coloured dress of a fool. mistake. affected (N. request. scramble. setord hay or sheaves of grain. an antidote against poison. motto. MISCELLINE. hence used to signify pertaining to. MONTH'S MIND. MUSS. puppet-show. MOTTE. propose. mica. MISPRISION. dance on May Day. MUSICAL. MOTION. MINSITIVE.. MIGNIARD. "born to ride on --. mixed grain. violent desire. like a moor or waste. MILE-END. MOTHER. MULLETS. such as kept shops in the New Exchange" (Nares). handkerchief. puppet. medley.MIDDLING GOSSIP. in which certain personages were represented. MOSCADINO. in harmony. Hysterica passio. MINION. MISCELLANY MADAM. dainty. a quartette. small Venetian coin. MISCONCEIT. MUN. MUREY. wonder. go-between. MUM-CHANCE. misconception. "one of the small figures on the face of a large clock which was moved by the vibration of the pendulum" (Whalley). gangrene." judges or serjeants-at-law formerly rode on mules when going in state to Westminster (Whally). a dealer in trinkets or ornaments of various kinds. MUSE. MORT-MAL. set of four aces or court cards in a hand. commonplace. (?) mincing. MONTANTO. form of cannon. MOCCINIGO. MODERN. in the mode.E. misunderstanding.
etc. deadly. railing. NATIVE. suit. NEUFT. OBARNI. be hanged. NICE. "to the --" (ad unguem). OBSERVER. NEIS. smartly apparelled. oppose. fatal. used also for additional emphasis. NOWT-HEAD. expose. one who shows deference. oppose. token. scent. respect. NOMENTACK." go to the devil. OBSERVANCE. simpleton. legal phrase. exact amount. blockhead. NIL. NOTABLE." OBSTREPEROUS." meaning uncertain. OADE. not will. exactly hit on. preparation of mead. neatly finished. finical. "juridical opposition. obsequious. barking. obstruction. show deference. expound. NEATNESS. 8d. devoted service. nonce. ONCE. OPEN. NOISE. NOBLE. an Indian chief from Virginia. NUMBER. rhythm. interpose. pre-eminent. stupefied. NEIF). hit off. hit. NEUF (NEAF. NONES. ODLING. company of musicians. art. NICK. antagonist. OBNOXIOUS. fastidiousness. OBLATRANT. to perfection. natural. cattle. etc. exposed. foolish. NICE. clamorous. NOTE. NUPSON. "be --. right moment.MYROBOLANE.. NEAT. profession. NEAT. OBSERVANT. egregious. OMINOUS. fit." MYSTERY. brought from the Indies. at once. newt. sign. NOCENT. oaf. NICENESS. to the very utmost. woad. OBSTUPEFACT. inexperienced person. OPPILATION. NAIL. seize the right moment. ONLY. fastidious. unmixed. nose. trade. OPPONE. OBSERVE. vociferous. (?) "must have some relation to tricking and cheating" (Nares). OPPOSITE. NIAISE. dainty. or waits upon another. elegance. NOUGHT. OBJECT. for good and all. make public. harmful. "a dried plum. foreign conserve. gold coin worth 6s. homage. special. OBSTANCY. liable. . trivial. fist. scrupulous. attentive. offensive. NEATLY. "set in the --.
PANNEL. See Howleglass. slipper. PARLOUS. poetaster. apportion. PART. ode of recantation. game at dice. talented. OWLSPIEGEL. partly. suppress. endowed. a man employed about the inns of court to bring in provisions. make stale. PARTIZAN. OYEZ! (O YES!). fine trappings. given too difficult a part to play. smash. parley. ORT. OUTCRY. full breeches made of strips of different colour and material. PARTS." to have forgotten one's part. fragment (used contemptuously). PARCEL. care. dim. remnant. PARANTORY. triumph. PASSAGE. PAINED (PANED) SLOPS. PAN. article. OUT. shrewd. fencing term: a thrust. presumption. to paint or plaster the face. scrap. ORIGINOUS. PARANOMASIE. PARGET. PALL. pad. a play upon words. PASSADO." dismiss. PAD. PARAMENTOS. "give a --. PACKING PENNY. PARERGA. particle. PARTICULAR. painstaking. PASS. hawker. PALM. PARTED. . partridge. PARLE. (?) peremptory. not at one with each other. kind of halberd. PAINT. PANTOFLE. OUTSPEAK. "to be --. part. blush. indoor shoe. arrogance. trouble oneself. participate in. hear ye! call of the public crier when about to make a proclamation. dash. PAINFUL. set the table. or rough kind of saddle. skirt of dress or coat. individual person. subordinate matters. PALINODE. PARTAKE. PARCEL. OVERPARTED. PARTRICH. clever. speak more than. highway.OPPRESS. inhabited by tripe-sellers. PANNIER-MAN. sale by auction. qualities. PAD-HORSE. road-horse. diligent. endowments. PASH. native. OUTRECUIDANCE. PARCEL-POET. send packing. weaken. PANNIER-ALLY. etc.
for the pipe" (Gifford). PHRENETIC. PIE-POUDRES (Fr.. perk up. or 22s. childish(ly). capricious(ly). few words. PASSION. pertinacity. PELICAN. bold. orator of strolling beggars or gipsies. commend. PAUCA VERBA. PERPETUANA. Spanish coin: piastre equal to eight reals. PERK. pellet of dough. See Fere. a view. PATRICO. PIECES OF EIGHT. supplicatory. "water"). accompany. a stately dance. . criticise. and anciently worn by serjeants and other city officers" (Gifford). PHLEGMA. the recorder. small tuft of hair. PICARDIL. PETULANT. PAVIN. madman. PERSWAY. "in --. modelled to produce an optical illusion. PESTLING. PEACE. variegated. pert. insolent. effect caused by external agency. a kind of carbine or light gun carried by horsemen. single. South American name of tobacco. (?) variant of Petun.. for continuous distillation. perhaps the "moulding of the tobacco. PERSPECTIVE. broad-brimmed hat or winged cap worn by Mercury. absolute(ly). an optical device which gave a distortion to the picture unless seen from a particular point. stiff upright collar fastened on to the coat (Whalley). PERSUADE. thorough. scene or scenery. used for woman or girl. dusty-foot)." keep step with. PASSION. censure. PETITIONARY." by leave. PECULIAR. "this seems to be that glossy kind of stuff now called everlasting. a gold coin worth in Jonson's time 20s. PERTINACY. PERIOD. PETASUS. disreputable quarter of London. so pathetically. PIECE. PERSPICIL. PERDUE. Paton. inculcate. imperious. like a pestle. baker's shovel.PASSINGLY. soldier accustomed to hazardous service. PEREMPTORY. (?) Fr. PATOUN. limit. utter. pied-poudreux. exceedingly. "with my master's --. pulverising. resolute. optic glass. foolish(ly). "go --. pounding. person. teacher of the languages. court held at fairs to administer justice to itinerant vendors and buyers. circumference of a figure. PEEL. PERIMETER. PHERE. a retort fitted with tube or tubes. end. PICT-HATCH. PERSTRINGE. shoe with wooden sole. a relief. favour. PEEP. priest. PETRONEL. PENCIL. speak in a small or shrill voice. PEDANT." in so melancholy a tone. watery distilled liquor (old chem. PIED. PATTEN. mitigate. individual. PEEVISH(LY).
lament. PIMLICO. PORTER. pilled.PILCHER. afflict. PINNACE. POPULAR. vaulting on a horse without the aid of stirrups.perhaps master of a house famous for a particular ale" (Gifford). one who wore a buff or leather jerkin. PITCH. tagged laces or cords for fastening the breeches to the doublet. PLOT. apply oneself to. posy. simple melody. punishment. gold coin. worth about 6s. PORTAGUE. POLITICIAN. POPULOUS. sinister omen. prodigy.). who was. POSSESS. threatening. bald. POLITIC. ant. PORTCULLIS. plotter. references appear "to allude to Parsons. pierce or cut in scallops for ornament. plan. PORT. PLANET." some old coins have a portcullis stamped on their reverse (Whalley). inform. Portuguese gold coin. PLAIN SONG. plaice. worth over 3 or 4 pounds." planets were supposed to have powers of blasting or exercising secret influences. "struck with a --. politician. POLITIC. PLAIN. as did the serjeants of the counter. sour. gate. one who trussed (tied) his master's points (q.of coin.near seven feet high" (Whalley). PORTENT. PLY. PLAISE. PILL'D. approvingly. ball of perfume. POMMADO. the king's porter. a pilferer. PILED. political. marvel. POESIE. height of a bird of prey's flight. PLAUSIBLE. POINT-TRUSSER. transport. PLAGUE. "-. print of a deer's foot. judicious. exact in every particular.v. prophesying evil. POISE. weigh. fleeced. torment. pleasing. POKING-STICK. PORT. of the populace.. balance. PINK. worn or hung about the person to prevent infection. plunder. "sometimes spoken of as a person -. distress. intriguer. . PORTENTOUS. gain by extortion. term of contempt. POLL. or for foppery. acquaint.. prudent. numerous. strip. PISTOLET. POINTS. POMANDER. PINE. motto inside a ring. peeled. PISMIRE. polled. stab with a weapon. PONTIC. POINT IN HIS DEVICE. PLAUSIBLY. stick used for setting the plaits of ruffs. a go-between in infamous sense. vulgar.
fig. PROFESS. dot used in the writing of Hebrew and other languages. pronounce drawlingly. PRACTICE. former. PUBLICATION. soldier's allowance -. immediate(ly). PROTEST. PRISTINATE. PROPERTIES.away. meddling. shoulder puff.. PRORUMPED. worth. actually. exactly. PRIVATE. preciseness. pretend. PRICK. PRACTISE.POST AND PAIR. making a thing public of common property (N. poach. PUFF-WING. PROPERTY. insipid." to the letter. of good appearance. PROVANT. PUCKFIST. record of proceedings. PRODIGY. conspire. PRESENCE. PRINT. PRINCOX. a game at cards. of common make.D. warrant. proclaim (an affected word of that time). "-. etc. "in --. without delay. trace. PRODUCED. PRAGMATIC. boasting fellow. etc. particular. monster. concerted plot. unnatural. stage necessaries. foresight. officious. PRICE. formally declare nonpayment. handsome. PRECISIAN(ISM). ready. summons. POSY. private interests. . claw. mark off. allege. of bill of exchange. PRECEPT. (See Poesie). foresee. presence chamber. recommend. track. agent.E. point. failure of personal credit. Puritan(ism). PROCLIVE. PROJECTION. club-foot. PROVIDENCE. prolonged. PRECEDENT. conceited. intrigue. PRIMERO. prone to. PRESENT(LY). PRIVATE." make off with speed. POTCH. monstrous. burst out. intimate. POULT-FOOT. an expert. select. PRODIGIOUS. PRETEND. PREFER. anticipate. pert boy. excellence. duty. assert. puff-ball. insignificant. PROVIDE.). PROLATE. PRESS. prudence. POUNCE.hence. PREVENT. motto. PRICK. prick out. PROPER. privy. game of cards. the throwing of the "powder of projection" into the crucible to turn the melted metal into gold or silver. plot. PREST. vow. force into service. PRAGMATIC. at the present time. own. talon. tool.
observe. REAL. RASCAL. PURSY. carry away. shift. decision by force of arms. director. QUESTION. as a boar with its tusk. RAVEN. RAPT. PURSE-NET. repay. capital. GOMALIEL. make a push. seized. codling. legal subtlety. QUICK. warrant. judge of inferior rank. QUIDDIT. hussy. as prey. PURL. shortwinded(ness). a junior. QUARRIED. kill. a famous highwayman. destroy. perfectly. QUODLING. young or inferior deer. forsake.PUISNE. QUEASY. inquiry. cover over. delicate. . QUAINT. etc. or fed upon. RAKE UP. PURE. QUELL. take in hand. QUIT. disease of horses. proceed with. PURELY. QUACKSALVER. quiddity. fine. pleat or fold of a ruff. request. quibble. RAPT. enraptured. incite. encourage. as a lion. clever. the living. elaborated. PUMP. piercing. warrant officer. QUITTER-BONE. net of which the mouth is drawn together with a string. precept. QUESTMAN. PURSINESS. leave. neck of mutton or pork (Halliwell). hit. take note. RACK. PULCHRITUDE. clever turn or trick. utterly. QUEST. QUIBLIN. excellent. jade. PUT OFF. QUOTE. ingenious. regal. RATSEY. state messenger who summoned the persecuted seminaries. QUEAN. absolve. QUIRK. RAMP. acquit. strike with a glancing oblique blow. try. QUOIT. one appointed to make official inquiry. exert yourself (N. hazardous. turned-down collar. rear. point.D. PUT ON. PUNTO. devour. shoe. quip. governor. PURSUIVANT. beauty. PUNGENT. elegant. chuck. throw like a quoit. understand. RASH. QUIB. quarry. RECTRESS. QUAR. write down. REBATU. quack. excuse. REACH. requite. ruff. rid. PURCEPT.E. RECTOR.). PUT.
scruple of." make a point of. arrest. inform. back-handed thrust. do away with. REGIMENT. REEL. counsel. REST. REST. RELISH. RETURNS. reinstate. "set up one's --. run riot. RESPIRE. exhibit. "cracked within the --. . REPETITION. wrinkled. recital. regardful. cause to retire. set at ease. advice. RESIANT. dicing. assure. prepare. one's last stake (from game of primero). RESTY. RETRIEVE. fencing term. swaggerer. savour." coins so cracked were unfit for currency. RESIDENCE. with reverence. exhale. RIBIBE. worthy of respect." venture one's all. REDUCE. musket-rest. REMNANT. return. judgment. refute. REFORMADOES. reckless(ness). confute. RING. dull. REREMOUSE. dissolve or blend by reflected heat. RIFLING. RESTIVE. abusive term for an old woman. regardless. species of fish. REGRESSION. RESPECTLESS. correspondent.). inactive. make up one's mind.of. relax. "make -. RHEUM. narration. REVERSO. RIVELLED. caprice. raffling. RELIGION. for the safe return of which so much money is received. show. risen. inhale. rose. regular noun (quibble) (N. be convinced. discriminative. ROARER. RETCHLESS(NESS). RISSE. REVERBERATE. scrap of quotation. sediment. REST. bat. REVERSE. REED. ventures sent abroad. decision. REVISE. government. REPAIR. disgraced or disbanded soldiers. RESOLVE. RID. bring back..E. RESPECTIVELY. rediscovery of game once sprung. destroy. resident. in fencing. RENDER. RESOLUTION. depict. come to a decision. dissolve. REFEL. spleen.REDARGUE. rede.D. RESPONSIBLE. RETRICATO. RETIRE. etc. RESPECTIVE. reconsider a sentence. REMORA. REGULAR ("Tale of a Tub").
leap. vagabond. gratify. ROGUE. flowing gown. ST. cartridge. fool. "name which the Turks (in allusion to Alexander the Great) gave to the brave Castriot. SCARTOCCIO. shalot. one who strewed the floor with rushes. cover. impudent. SALT. insolence. RUDE. homespun cloth of neutral or reddish-brown colour. carouse. ROSA-SOLIS. SCAPE. SADLY. a slow dance. SAUCY. short loose breeches reaching almost or quite to the knees. distaff. perceive. SARABAND. ROUND TRUNKS. reference to rushes with which the floors were then strewn. gown made of rug. ROWLY-POWLY. SCANDERBAG. RUG. SCALD. RONDEL. seriously. rough(ness). loose. SACK. wanton. . presumption. SCALLION. assay. beetle. with whom they had continual wars. SCONCE. bold. coarse(ness). fold of paper. RUFFLE. fish of the gurnet kind. braggadocio. arrow used for shooting at a random mark at uncertain distance. SAY. SAUNA (Lat. lascivious. roundel. a gesture of contempt. dupe. SAFFI. vagrant. swagger.ROCHET. RUSHER. RUSH. a spiced spirituous liquor. His romantic life had just been translated" (Gifford). SAUCINESS. coarse frieze. serious(ness). SATURNALS. SAVOUR. flaunt. RUSSET. bumper. bailiffs.). ROVER. please. to partake of the nature. roly-poly. SCARAB. ROUND. trunk hose. THOMAS A WATERINGS. RUDENESS. RODOMONTADO. SAD(NESS). similar to ratsbane. word of contempt. small piece of ordnance. unpolished. SALT. SAMPSUCHINE. sample. "a round mark in the score of a public-house" (Nares). SAY. RUG-GOWNS. with gravity. ROSAKER. chief of Albania. "gentlemen of the --. sober. escape. rosettes. implying dirt and disease. cartouch. ROSES. small onion. sweet marjoram. try. ROCK. began December 17. place in Surrey where criminals were executed. sharper." officers of inferior rank. head. ROUSE. ROOK. SAKER.
SHAPE. doubt. pertaining to the physical or material. dizziness in the head. SCROYLE. SCRATCHES. happy. officer who served up the feast. SELLARY. lewd person. dodge. insertion or edging. SCOTOMY. SHIFTER. SHOT-FREE. aim. SEAR UP. curst. SEARCED. ragged. SEALED. perceptibly. cheat. insensible. drill. SEELIE. worldly. shuttle. SECRETARY. deep plaits of the ruff. SCOUR. fraud. stake. SCOURSE. perhaps somewhat of the nature of pitch and toss. commonplace. SERVANT. SHOT-SHARKS. confident. SHOT-CLOG. SEISIN. SHREWD. contribution (formerly a parish assessment). legal term: possession. in a high degree. SET. without sense or feeling. purge. SEWER. red tincture. a Romish priest educated in a foreign seminary. sensitive. SECURE. SHOVE-GROAT. mischievous. SERICON. drawers. SETS. . stamped as genuine. close by searing. SHREWDLY. SHOT. doughty deeds of arms. lover. SHIFT. SEAL. ordinary. one only tolerated because he paid the shot (reckoning) for the rest. rascally fellow. SCOT AND LOT. SENSIVE. SECULAR. harmful dew of evening. SESTERCE. SEAMING LACES. similarly. mean. burning. "shittle-cock. SHITTLE. sifted. able to keep a secret. disease of horses. a suit by way of disguise. wager. Roman copper coin. low kind of gambling amusement. swap. tavern reckoning. SEMBLABLY. tax. not having to pay. SERENE. put hand to the giving up of property or rights. blest. SENSELESS. SCRUPLE. keenly. SENSIBLY.SCOPE. SERVICES." shuttlecock. scot-free. malicious. deal. SENSUAL. SEAM-RENT. SET UP. SEMINARY. and brought water for the hands of the guests.
term of chase. SOLDADOES. season of merriment. MINISTERS. signifying when the hunted stag is separated from the herd. silly. SLICE. deprived. party. swindling. small open silver dishes for holding snuff. "it --s not. smooth. SLIPPERY. SINGLE. SLIP. SOL. company. SI-QUIS. SKILL. plain. unique. SOD. SOGGY. harmless. sou. simple. print of a stag's foot. SNUFFERS. resentment. draw(er). fire shovel or pan (dial. adulterate. bill. "perhaps snarl. "take in --. select. SILLY. SOLICIT. counterfeit coin. pour. SINGULAR. gull. as Puppy is addressed" (Cunningham). put a slur on. SLEEK." matters not. posts were set up before his door for proclamations. filth. shoe worn by comic actors. SOPHISTICATE. "take --. SLOPS. humour. flatter. SIMPLES.). soldiers. mark. SINGLE. large loose breeches. sheriff. SOUSE." take offence at. fit. SNOTTERIE. SIMPLE. suit. SIGILLA. SLUR. SORT. small change. bastard. SNORLE. sleek. SKELDRING. 'SPRECIOUS.SHRIVE. irreverent oaths. supreme. cajolery. witless. SILENCED BRETHERN. trick. seal. true. or forced to break covert. SKIRT. SOIL. . silly. SLOT. or to indicate his residence. smooth. SORT. tapster. or receptacle for placing snuffers in (Halliwell). polished and shining. cunning. soaked. anger. sleight. SKINK(ER). SLICK. Shrovetide. getting money under false pretences. advertisement. degree. SOOTH. SOOTHE. etc. herbs. cheat (by sliding a die in some way)." said of a hunted stag when he takes to the water for safety. SMELT. rank. weak. sodden. 'SLIGHT. simpleton. SHROVING. ear. excite to action. SINGLE-MONEY. rouse. tail. SLIGHT. seethe. flattery. 'SLID. SOCK. SNUFF. those of the Church or Nonconformists who had been silenced. cleverness.
disgrace. STAGGERING. canopied chair of state. second or umpire. SPED. approach stealthily or under cover. stop. SPURGE. caprice. cobbler. "by the --. rancour. valour. SOWTER. fol. species. weasel. STIPTIC. STAY. SPEECE. pride. make known. STOMACH. estate. gag. STATUMINATE. decoy. constant(ly). SPUR-RYAL. lewd person. STICKLER. astringent. STANDARD. gold coin worth 15s. common. STALK. STAY. or cover. SPITTLE. STINKARD. STARTING-HOLES. downright. support vines by poles or stakes. STATE. stuff. spruce. humour. STALE. power of sight. loopholes of escape. used by Pliny (Gifford). STAPLE. bar. prospered. mood." page 350). STOOP. continual(ly).SOUSED ("Devil is an Ass"). SPLEEN. thrust in fencing. STOPPLE. considered the seat of the emotions. resent. STIGMATISE. STAIN. SPEAK. measure. spider. hesitating. brand. SPAR. SPLEEN." (See his "Webster. proclaim. STOCK-FISH. lazar-house. . STOMACH. STARK. mark. dignity. SPECULATION. STINT. emporium. STILL. STALL. await. chemistry according to the teachings of Paracelsus. stinking fellow. disparagement. SPINNER. to have fared well. salted and dried fish. detain. swoop down as a hawk. hospital. STOCCATA." which Dyce interprets as "a variety of the spelling of "shu'd": to "shu" is to scare a bird away. stopper. stalking-horse. foam. SPIGHT. market. SPRUNT. square. SPAGYRICA. read "sou't. STALE. STOP. make cheap. STOTE. SPINSTRY. SQUIRE. wavering. anger. suit. fill. stoat. forestall." exactly.
STROOK. "pair of --. like a stranger." STUDIES. SUPERSTITIOUS. over-scrupulous. peruse. stramazzone). thin. strummel is glossed in dialect dicts. excitability. smoother. beat. SUBTLETY (SUBTILITY). let me understand you. suspicion. . labyrinth of alleys and courts in the Strand. topers turned the cup bottom up when it was empty. STRANGE. delicate. term of falconry: with full-grown plumage. balance (accounts). TABOR. to make pliant. fine. TAKE IN. STRINGHALT.STOUP. TAKE ME WITH YOU. SUMMED. straightway. save your reverence. STRAIGHT. TABERD. SWATH BANDS. loose and dishevelled head of hair. swoop=bow. pointed instrument used for writing on wax tablets. SUPER-NEGULUM. Grau in Hungary. STROKER. stoop. STRIGONIUM. borrow. STYLE. STREIGHTS. SUCK. SUPPLE. victualler. as "a long. note-book. demons in form of women. clown. emblazoned mantle or tunic worn by knights and heralds. STRAMAZOUN (Ital. TAKE UP. SUSPENDED. "tuft-taffeta." a more costly silken fabric. SUTLER. SWAD. silk." STRUMMEL-PATCHED. SUBURB. small drum.p. TABRET. SUFFERANCE. TABLE(S).a staff. STRIKE. TAINT. connected with loose living. subdue. as opposed to the thrust." tablets. cease. p. SUBTLE. SUSCITABILITY. soft. flatterer. SURVISE. extract money from. sum or weight of Greek currency. taken from the Turks in 1597. capture. "-. SUCCUBAE. TALENT. distance of behaviour. unfamiliar. disease of horses. SURCEASE. OR BERMUDAS. SURBATE. make sore with walking." break a lance at tilting in an unscientific or dishonourable manner. obtain on credit. held over for the present. SUR-REVERENCE. swaddling clothes. TAFFETA. suffering. of "strike. smooth. SWINGE. SUSPECT. title. STRANGENESS. studious efforts. subtle device. boor. a down blow. suspect. tabor. SUSPEND.
truth-teller. or pipe. harassed. player on the tibia. TERSE. TOTER. "parish --. TELL-TROTH. trick. promptly. swept and polished. attraction. TIGHTLY. THRIFTILY. THUMB-RING. soften. "take --. an essential or spiritual principle supposed by alchemists to be transfusible into material things. THREAVES. modify. carefully. TELL. TOWARD. TIPSTAFF. tinkle. quality. care for. TOY. TESTON. that which tickles the senses. TIRE. TINK. manifest. TOILED. worn out. coarse yarn made from. fox. TENT. as a perfume. TOD. apt. on the way to. cherish. staff tipped with metal. piece of silver current under Elizabeth. TANKARD-BEARERS. THRUMS. like a Tartar. "to swallow a --." large top kept in villages for amusement and exercise in frosty weather when people were out of work. THREE-PILED. THREE-FARTHINGS. TARTAROUS. TOKEN. men employed to fetch water from the conduits. term of contempt. "that portion of an army levied out of one particular district or division of a country" (Gifford). whim. familiar spirits were supposed capable of being carried about in various ornaments or parts of dress. THIRDBOROUGH. TOUSE. TERTIA. exaggerated. present. head-dress. player on a wind instrument. TINCTURE. TIBICINE.TALL. coin worth 6d. rend. brave. unseasonable. celebrated comedian and jester. stout. feed ravenously. like a bird of prey. ends of the weaver's warp. . of finest quality. tester. THREAD. (?) expressive of a climax of nonentity. when this was scarce. TAVERN-TOKEN. droves. an imparted characteristic or tendency." take heed. TEMPER. constable. docile. "turn --. TITILLATION. untimely." get drunk. TRACT. TARLETON. TENDER. TIRE. show regard. tooter." change behaviour or way of life. TIMELESS. game similar to backgammon. TICK-TACK. as regards. TIPPET. nostrils. pull. piece of base metal used in place of very small coin. TIM. TOP. count. TONNELS. at hand.
TRUNDLE. traitor. toccato). TRENCHER. "come from --. a "jest nominal." able to perform feats of agility. trumpeter. TUCKET (Ital. See Howleglass. entice. TUSK. TRUNDLING CHEATS. etc. unabated. trump. transform. speaking-tube. without blazoning. loose. . TYRING-HOUSE. TROWSES. JOHN. interpreter. TRAY-TRIP. gallery. familiar term for an equal or inferior. tripe. TRIG. sing loudly. trifling thing. go rolling along. dandified man. drawers. TUMBLER. twinkle. tie the tagged laces that fastened the breeches to the doublet. TREACHOUR (TRECHER). unusual. TWOPENNY ROOM. roll. TREEN. like or pertaining to a shadow. TRUSS. introductory flourish on the trumpet. strange. guardianship. TRIVIA.). transmittable. TWIRE. a spruce. think. term among gipsies and beggars for carts or coaches (Gifford). TRILL. TROW. TROJAN. TRUNK. TROWLE. TURD. well-known printer. TROPE. figure of speech. TROMP. TRILLIBUB. trickle. any worthless. breeches. UNCARNATE. deceive. attiring-room. TRUCHMAN. worn. TRICK (TRICKING). UNBORED. UMBRE. a particular kind of dog so called from the mode of his hunting. peep. serving-man who carved or served food. TRUNDLE. UMBRATILE. TRANSLATE. curly-tailed. gnash the teeth (Century Dict. TRITE. TUMBREL-SLOP. ULENSPIEGEL. TRIPOLY. UNCOUTH. thief. (?) excessively bored. believe. excrement. baggy breeches. wonder. not fleshly. troll. TUITION. term of heraldry: to draw outline of coat of arms. shabby. or of flesh. TROLL. brown dye. UNBATED." depending on the first part of the word (Gifford). game at dice (success depended on throwing a three) (Nares). TRENDLE-TAIL. TRANSITORY. wooden.. allure. TUBICINE. trundle-tail.TRAIN. three-faced goddess (Hecate).
unnatural(ly). no objection taken at. interest on money. invaluable. bag. USQUEBAUGH. hedgehog. give outlet to. UNHAPPILY. 3. VEX. VENUE. usury.Dutch. USE. unfortunately. undischarged. agitate. gratuities. unripe. UNRUDE.). humour. unseasonably. put in circulation. "-. do homage. UNSEASONED. one who becomes surety for. make to pass current. 82. instigator. put out to interest. untamed (term in falconry). VAUT. executioner. "Taming of the Shrew. UNREADY. UTTER. URSHIN. allege as accomplice. UNVALUABLE. VAPOUR(S) (n. used affectedly. whisky." in many senses. undressed. See Vail. snuff up. "in the --. put forth for sale. VELLUTE. and v. person full of life and vigour.). portmanteau. unseasonable. or serjeant-at-mace. supposed antidote to poison. rude to an extreme. VEGETAL." within a certain distance of the court. UNFEARED. bailiff. URGE. disposition. URCHIN. UNTIMELY. unaffrighted. USE.UNDERTAKER. VENT. UPTAILS ALL. VERDUGO (Span. UPBRAID. velvet. UNKIND(LY). scent. pay out. be in the habit of. "one who undertook by his influence in the House of Commons to carry things agreeably to his Majesty's wishes" (Whalley). heavy kind of Dutch beer (Halliwell). VARLET. VALLIES (Fr. vault. refrain of a popular song. unjust. vegetable. brag(ging). Cf. UNSEELED. like "humour. UNMANNED." iv. tips. hangman. "custard coffin.). UPSEE. valise). VAILS. make a matter of reproach. . accustomed to. VAIL. torment. VELVET CUSTARD. hector(ing). vend. often very vaguely and freely ridiculed by Jonson. UNQUIT. part of sermon dealing with the practical application of doctrine." coffin being the raised crust over a pie. UNICORN'S HORN. VEER (naut. sell. UNEXCEPTED. UNEQUAL. VALL. etc." in the Dutch fashion. USURE. whims. a hawk's eyes were "seeled" by sewing the eyelids together with fine thread. bout (fencing term). bow. VERGE.
"band of musical watchmen" (Webster). old form of piano. a famous pirate. WHITEMEAT. keeper of the Devil Tavern. WICKED. WAIGHTS. WISE-WOMAN. where Jonson and his friends met in the 'Apollo' room (Whalley). GEORGE. VOICE. VORLOFFE. WELL-TORNED. VOLARY. and to cover it with a larger one. "humour. WHER. sky. garment. furlough. WHETSTONE. cage. fortune-teller. WARD. waif. mask." to stay. border of fur. aviary. WINNY. VOID. WARD. gossip. WEIGHTS. whim." to every minute particular. night musicians. weakly. whether." "o' the volee. pale. whinnyings. WHIT.VICE. VINDICATE. VIRGE. WEED." WHINILING. WHIGH-HIES." inhaling the tobacco smoke or some such accomplishment. VIE AND REVIE. sky blue. an author who lived 1544(?) to 1587(?). or drink." WANNION. esp. of fair speech. the buffoon of old moralities. . WILDING. WEAL. "vengeance. valour. etc. fruit of wild apple or crab tree (Webster). WELL-SPOKEN. VOGUE.: I have the perquisites (of the office) which you are to share (Cunningham). as on a wheel. to hazard a certain sum. avenge. waits. "taking the --. guard in fencing." "plague" (Nares). WELKIN. (?) a mere jot.for you. leave. some kind of machinery for moving a puppet (Gifford). a smoke. VOLLEY. vote. "at --. clumsy. "to the gold --. pliant. neighings. two heralds-at-arms. livelily. rumour. WATCHET. agile. VINCENT AGAINST YORK. bad. (?) whining. WHIFF. "same as old word "wonne. food made of milk or eggs. rod. WELT." (Whalley)." Prov. turned and polished." at random (from a term of tennis). VIZARD. WADLOE. VIRTUE. WHIMSY. quit. WEFT. VIVELY. welfare. or old form of "hautboys. in lifelike manner. WICKER. WINE. wand. "I have the -. hem. VIRGINAL.
End of this Project Gutenberg Etext of The Alchemist. name of tavern. by Ben Jonson. The Alchemist from http://manybooks. cunning. WOODCOCK. WITHOUT. WORT. ZANY. WUSSE." certainly. WOOD. revenge.pies"). unfermented beer. of a truth. WOOLSACK ("-.WISH. WOUNDY. clever. "I --. extreme. kid. WROUGHT. ingenious. lot. term of contempt. interjection. lamb.net/ . wrought upon. WITTY. WREAK. an inferior clown. who attended upon the chief fool and mimicked his tricks. recommend. great. beyond. WISS (WUSSE). YEANLING. (See Wiss). collection.