By Ben Jonson


The greatest of English dramatists except Shakespeare, the first literary dictator and poetlaureate, a writer of verse, prose, satire, and criticism who most potently of all the men of his time affected the subsequent course of English letters: such was Ben Jonson, and as such his strong personality assumes an interest to us almost unparalleled, at least in his age. Ben Jonson came of the stock that was centuries after to give to the world Thomas Carlyle; for Jonson's grandfather was of Annandale, over the Solway, whence he migrated to England. Jonson's father lost his estate under Queen Mary, "having been cast into prison and forfeited." He entered the church, but died a month before his illustrious son was born, leaving his widow and child in poverty. Jonson's birthplace was Westminster, and the time of his birth early in 1573. He was thus nearly ten years Shakespeare's junior, and less well off, if a trifle better born. But Jonson did not profit even by this slight advantage. His mother married beneath

her, a wright or bricklayer, and Jonson was for a time apprenticed to the trade. As a youth he attracted the attention of the famous antiquary, William Camden, then usher at Westminster School, and there the poet laid the solid foundations of his classical learning. Jonson always held Camden in veneration, acknowledging that to him he owed, "All that I am in arts, all that I know;" and dedicating his first dramatic success, "Every Man in His Humour," to him. It is doubtful whether Jonson ever went to either university, though Fuller says that he was "statutably admitted into St. John's College, Cambridge." He tells us that he took no degree, but was later "Master of Arts in both the universities, by their favour, not his study." When a mere youth Jonson enlisted as a soldier, trailing his pike in Flanders in the protracted wars of William the Silent against the Spanish. Jonson was a large and raw-boned lad; he became by his own account in time exceedingly bulky. In chat with his friend William Drummond of Hawthornden, Jonson told how "in his service in the Low Countries he had, in the face of both the camps, killed an enemy, and taken opima spolia from him;" and how "since his coming to

England, being appealed to the fields, he had killed his adversary which had hurt him in the arm and whose sword was ten inches longer than his." Jonson's reach may have made up for the lack of his sword; certainly his prowess lost nothing in the telling. Obviously Jonson was brave, combative, and not averse to talking of himself and his doings. In 1592, Jonson returned from abroad penniless. Soon after he married, almost as early and quite as imprudently as Shakespeare. He told Drummond curtly that "his wife was a shrew, yet honest"; for some years he lived apart from her in the household of Lord Albany. Yet two touching epitaphs among Jonson's "Epigrams," "On my first daughter," and "On my first son," attest the warmth of the poet's family affections. The daughter died in infancy, the son of the plague; another son grew up to manhood little credit to his father whom he survived. We know nothing beyond this of Jonson's domestic life. How soon Jonson drifted into what we now call grandly "the theatrical profession" we do not know. In 1593, Marlowe made his tragic exit from life, and Greene, Shakespeare's other rival on the popular stage, had preceded Marlowe in an equally

miserable death the year before. Shakespeare already had the running to himself. Jonson appears first in the employment of Philip Henslowe, the exploiter of several troupes of players, manager, and father-in-law of the famous actor, Edward Alleyn. From entries in "Henslowe's Diary," a species of theatrical account book which has been handed down to us, we know that Jonson was connected with the Admiral's men; for he borrowed 4 pounds of Henslowe, July 28, 1597, paying back 3s. 9d. on the same day on account of his "share" (in what is not altogether clear); while later, on December 3, of the same year, Henslowe advanced 20s. to him "upon a book which he showed the plot unto the company which he promised to deliver unto the company at Christmas next." In the next August Jonson was in collaboration with Chettle and Porter in a play called "Hot Anger Soon Cold." All this points to an association with Henslowe of some duration, as no mere tyro would be thus paid in advance upon mere promise. From allusions in Dekker's play, "Satiromastix," it appears that Jonson, like Shakespeare, began life as an actor, and that he "ambled in a leather pitch by a play-wagon" taking at

on his return to Henslowe. and for his mention therein of a dozen plays of Shakespeare by title—accords to Ben Jonson a place as one of "our best in tragedy." and "Richard Crookback." By the beginning of 1598." "King Robert II." But all of these came later." a matter of some surprise. an event now happened to sever for a time Jonson's relations with Henslowe." printed in 1598. dated September 26 of that year. In a letter to Alleyn. These are "Page of Plymouth. and Italian Poets. that is Gabriel . of Scotland. and range from August 1599 to June 1602. Henslowe writes: "I have lost one of my company that hurteth me greatly. though still in needy circumstances. had begun to receive recognition. Francis Meres—well known for his "Comparative Discourse of our English Poets with the Greek. as no known tragedy of Jonson from so early a date has come down to time the part of Hieronimo in Kyd's famous play. now lost. in which he had a hand. "The Spanish Tragedy. is proved by the entries in Henslowe of at least three tragedies. Jonson. however. Returning to the autumn of 1598. Latin. That Jonson was at work on tragedy.

" 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. for he is slain in Hogsden fields by the hands of Benjamin Jonson. the benefit of clergy. Jonson might have been hanged for this deed. that his adversary appears to have been a notorious fire-eater who had shortly before killed one Feeke in a similar squabble." It is a thought to give one pause that. and he received only a brand of the letter "T. but for the ancient law permitting convicted felons to plead. While in jail Jonson became a Roman Catholic. as it was called. He was sent to prison and such goods and chattels as he had "were forfeited. on his left thumb. This duel is the one which Jonson described years after to Drummond. and convicted. The circumstance that the poet could read and write saved him. Duelling was a frequent occurrence of the time among gentlemen and the nobility. bricklayer. . it was an impudent breach of the peace on the part of a player. tried. It is fair to Jonson to remark however.[Spencer]. but he returned to the faith of the Church of England a dozen years later. and for it Jonson was duly arraigned at Old Bailey." for Tyburn.

with Shakespeare taking a part. in disgrace with Henslowe and his former associates.On his release. that Shakespeare called him back. A tradition of long standing. certain it is that "Every Man in His Humour" was accepted by Shakespeare's company and acted for the first time in 1598. But it is a mistake to infer. in which Shakespeare was a prominent shareholder. read the play himself. 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. The evidence of this is contained in the list of actors prefixed to the comedy in the folio of Jonson's works. 1616. that Shakespeare took that particular part. though not susceptible of proof in a court of law. Jonson offered his services as a playwright to Henslowe's rivals. because Shakespeare's name stands first in the list of actors and the elder Kno'well first in the dramatis personae. 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 . the Lord Chamberlain's company. and at once accepted it. Whether this story is true or not.

but in the ideals of romantic love which Shakespeare had already popularised on the stage. situations derived from the "Captivi" and the "Aulularia" of that dramatist). one of Jonson's extant comedies.of characters. and her suitors. not among the classics. although in other respects "The Case is Altered" is not a conspicuous play. "Every Man in His Humour" was an immediate success. Rachel. This could have been by no means Jonson's earliest comedy. must certainly have preceded "Every Man in His Humour" on the stage. (It combines. Jonson never again produced so fresh and lovable a feminine personage as Rachel. But the pretty story of the beggar-maiden. save for the satirising of Antony Munday in the person of Antonio Balladino and Gabriel Harvey as . "The Case is Altered. and." but one never claimed by him or published as his. and we have just learned that he was already reputed one of "our best in tragedy. The former play may be described as a comedy modelled on the Latin plays of Plautus. in fact. Jonson found." Indeed. and with it Jonson's reputation as one of the leading dramatists of his time was established once and for all.

an author to reckon with. and he was neither chary in talking of them nor in experimenting with them in his plays. and Wordsworth much later. This makes Jonson. he believed in restraint and precedent in art in opposition to the prevalent ungoverned and irresponsible Renaissance spirit. 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. and there observe his life with the gallants of the time. and this view is not unjustified. is commonly regarded as an epoch-making play. Jonson believed that there was . As to plot." probably first acted late in the summer of 1598 and at the Curtain.well. is perhaps the least characteristic of the comedies of Jonson. The real quality of this comedy is in its personages and in the theory upon which they are conceived. like Dryden in his time. "Every Man in His Humour. it tells little more than how an intercepted letter enabled a father to follow his supposedly studious son to London. that is. First of all Jonson was a classicist. Ben Jonson had theories about poetry and the drama.

" But continuing. or the three-piled ruff. To confine our attention to the drama. let us quote his own words as to "humour. and he found these examples for the most part among the ancients. that it doth draw All his affects. As Jonson has been much misrepresented in this matter. or the Switzers knot On his French garters." A humour. all to run one way. should affect a humour! . a warp.a professional way of doing things which might be reached by a study of the best examples. in character by which "Some one peculiar quality Doth so possess a man. A yard of shoe-tie. according to Jonson. and the first and most striking thing that he evolved was his conception and practice of the comedy of humours. his spirits. was a bias of disposition. The cable hat-band. Jonson objected to the amateurishness and haphazard nature of many contemporary plays. and set himself to do something different. Jonson is careful to add: "But that a rook by wearing a pied feather. and his powers. so to speak. In their confluctions.

urging that English drama return to a slavish adherence to classical conditions. and with a firm touch based on observation of the men of the London of the day. and with delightfully comic effect. but we should enjoy . as his name indicates. Downright. struck the spark of comedy. conceived of stage personages on the basis of a ruling trait or passion (a notable simplification of actual life be it observed in passing). placing these typified traits in juxtaposition in their conflict and contrast. in a word. and. a supine classicist. his first great comedy (nor in any other play that he wrote). it is more than most ridiculous. is "a plain squire". Brainworm's humour is the finding out of things to the end of fooling everybody: of course he is fooled in the end himself. Bobadill's humour is that of the braggart who is incidentally. He says as to the laws of the old comedy (meaning by "laws. Jonson was neither in this." The play is admirably written and each character is vividly conceived.O. But it was not Jonson's theories alone that made the success of "Every Man in His Humour. a coward." Jonson's comedy of humours." such matters as the unities of time and place and the use of chorus): "I see not then.

. Welsh. viewed at a satirical angle. whether in "Henry IV." and Malvolio especially later. would thrust upon us. None the less. Scotch." all are conceived in the spirit of humours. Bardolph. Pistol. So are the captains. though Shakespeare never employed the method of humours for an important personage. To mention only Shakespeare's Falstaff and his rout. Indeed." or in "The Merry Wives of Windsor. Dame Quickly. It was not . and is the oldest and most persistent species of comedy in the language. who are nothing but form." "Every Man in His Humour" is written in prose.the same licence. and not be tied to those strict and regular forms which the niceness of a few. and Irish of "Henry V. a novel practice which Jonson had of his predecessor in comedy. the comedy of humours itself is only a heightened variety of the comedy of manners which represents life. and the rest. Jonson's comedy merited its immediate success and marked out a definite course in which comedy long continued to run. Even the word "humour" seems to have been employed in the Jonsonian sense by Chapman before Jonson's use of it. John Lyly. or free power to illustrate and heighten our invention as they [the ancients] did.

This play as a fabric of plot is a very slight affair. and to this may be added his self-righteousness. There was an anonymous play called "Every Woman in Her Humour." and Jonson. or cut of beard. but as a satirical picture of the manners of the time. that is. an eccentricity of manner. . we turn a new page in Jonson's career." returned to the title in closing the cycle of his comedies in "The Magnetic Lady or Humours Reconciled. especially under criticism or satire. by Shakespeare's company once more at the Globe." Day." Chapman wrote "A Humourous Day's Mirth. "The Humourous Lieutenant. "Humour Out of Breath. degrade "the humour" into an oddity of speech. it is his arrogance. of dress. Despite his many real virtues. if there is one feature more than any other that distinguishes Jonson." With the performance of "Every Man Out of His Humour" in 1599.Jonson's fault that many of his successors did precisely the thing that he had reprobated." Fletcher later. besides "Every Man Out of His Humour. "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.

and the personal. was to raise the dramatic lampoon to an art." to mention no other examples. the critical or generally satiric. and make out of a casual burlesque and bit of mimicry a dramatic satire of literary pretensions and permanency. Jonson's contemporaries. With the arrogant attitude mentioned above and his uncommon eloquence in scorn. The method of personal attack by actual caricature of a person on the stage is almost as old as the drama. levelled at abuses and corruptions in the abstract.proceeding by means of vivid caricature." like the two plays that follow it. "Every Man in His Humour. in short. vituperation. in which specific application is made of all this in the lampooning of poets and others. and in English drama this kind of thing is alluded to again and again. of the classical ideal of comedy—there had been nothing like Jonson's comedy since the days of Aristophanes. and invective. Aristophanes so lampooned Euripides in "The Acharnians" and Socrates in "The Clouds. contains two kinds of attack. What Jonson really did. couched in witty and brilliant dialogue and sustained by that righteous indignation which must lie at the heart of all true satire—as a realisation. it is no wonder that .

and those who have written on the topic. Jonson's own statement of the matter to Drummond runs: "He had many quarrels with Marston.Jonson soon involved himself in literary and even personal quarrels with his fellow-authors. and took his pistol from him. and 100) variously charging "playwright" (reasonably identified with Marston) with scurrility. though the dates of the epigrams cannot be ascertained with certainty. The origin of the "war" has been referred to satirical references. wrote his 'Poetaster' on him. epigrams of Jonson have been discovered (49."* * The best account of this whole subject is to be . On the other hand. and plagiarism. subsequent friend and collaborator of Jonson's." a satire in regular form after the manner of the ancients by John Marston. apparently to Jonson. a fellow playwright. cowardice. beat him. contained in "The Scourge of Villainy. have not helped to make them clearer. The circumstances of the origin of this 'poetomachia' are far from clear. except of late. 68. the beginning[s] of them were that Marston represented him on the stage.

" a play revised by Marston in 1598. although the personage in question. "The War of the Theatres. and profane jester. satirist]. As to the personages actually ridiculed in "Every Man Out of His Humour. satirist. and the excellent contributions to the subject by H. "Histriomastix. a poet. Chrisogonus. See also his earlier work. C. H. and the principals of the quarrel are known. Here at least we are on certain ground.found in the edition of "Poetaster" and "Satiromastrix" by J. and translator. and contemptuous of the common herd. poor but proud." 1892. 1906." Carlo Buffone was formerly thought certainly to be Marston." (Joseph Hall being by his own boast the first." and in his edition of Jonson. Hart in "Notes and Queries. seems rather a complimentary portrait of Jonson than a caricature. scurrilous. Penniman in "Belles Lettres Series" shortly to appear." and elsewhere as "the grand scourge or second untruss [that is. has been regarded as the one in which Jonson was thus "represented on the stage". of the time. as he was described as "a public. and Marston's work being .

translator of romances and playwright as well. pageant-poet of the city.a perpetual talker and made a noise like a drum in a room.entitled "The Scourge of Villainy"). In "The Case is Altered" there is clear ridicule in the character Antonio Balladino of Anthony Munday.e. of whom gossipy and inaccurate Aubrey relates that he was "a bold impertinent fellow. jester] in "Every Man in His Humour" ['sic']. In "Every Man in His Humour" .'. 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. We are on sounder ground of fact in recording other manifestations of Jonson's enmity. 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. Apparently we must now prefer for Carlo a notorious character named Charles Chester." Is it conceivable that after all Jonson was ridiculing Marston... From him Ben Jonson takes his Carlo Buffone ['i.

Munday as Puntarvolo and Amorphus. and in the pastoral drama. It seems almost certain that he pursued both in the personages of his satire through "Every Man Out of His Humour. and that. in the entertainments that welcomed King James on his way to London.there is certainly a caricature of Samuel Daniel. but chronologer to the City of London. accepted poet of the court. on the accession of the new king. not pageantpoet." Daniel under the characters Fastidious Brisk and Hedon. as a play. in the masques at court." the second "comical satire." and "Cynthia's Revels. it is notable that he became. he came soon to triumph over Daniel as the accepted entertainer of royalty. they were hence to him his natural enemies. "Cynthia's Revels. elaborate. Jonson's literary rivalry of Daniel is traceable again and again. These men held recognised positions to which Jonson felt his talents better entitled him. and impossible than "Every Man . sonneteer. is even more lengthy. As to Jonson's personal ambitions with respect to these two men." was acted in 1600. but in these last we venture on quagmire once more. and companion of men of fashion. and.

here . and whom he taught later how to make plays. and while much of the caricature is admirable. It adds to our wonder that this difficult drama should have been acted by the Children of Queen Elizabeth's Chapel. who died before he was thirteen. already famed for taking the parts of old men. Another of these precocious little actors was Salathiel Pavy. Him Jonson immortalised in one of the sweetest of his epitaphs. especially in the detail of witty and trenchantly satirical dialogue. 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. and the persons revert at times to abstractions.Out of His Humour." Here personal satire seems to have absorbed everything. the action to allegory. An interesting sidelight is this on the character of this redoubtable and rugged satirist. the central idea of a fountain of self-love is not very well carried out. among them Nathaniel Field with whom Jonson read Horace and Martial. that he should thus have befriended and tenderly remembered these little theatrical waifs. To the caricature of Daniel and Munday in "Cynthia's Revels" must be added Anaides (impudence).

" a dramatic attack upon himself. interpreted as Lodge or. the offending poetaster. this play was written in fifteen weeks on a report that his enemies had entrusted to Dekker the preparation of "Satiromastix. but careless of their puny attacks on his perfections with only too mindful a neglect. after a device borrowed from the "Lexiphanes" of Lucian. and Asotus (the prodigal). holding his head high above the pack of the yelping curs of envy and detraction. and "Poetaster" was an immediate and deserved success. In this attempt to forestall his enemies Jonson succeeded. Raleigh. and Jonson's only avowed contribution to the fray. and judicious scholar. According to the author's own account. The third and last of the "comical satires" is "Poetaster. Crites. While hardly more closely knit in structure than its earlier companion pieces." acted. like Asper-Macilente in "Every Man Out of His Humour. wholly admirable. the Untrussing of the Humorous Poet. once more. more perilously.assuredly Marston." is Jonson's self-complaisant portrait of himself. by the Children of the Chapel in 1601. . the just. "Poetaster" is planned to lead up to the ludicrous final scene in which.

" It was this character. Captain Tucca. Dekker-Demetrius. In the end Crispinus with his fellow. "Satiromastix. or detract the person or writings of Quintus Horatius Flaccus [Jonson] or any other eminent man transcending you in merit. traduce." It has been held. so to speak. altogether plausibly. and a picturesqueness of speech like that of a walking dictionary of slang. "His peculiarity" has been well described by Ward as "a buoyant blackguardism which recovers itself instantaneously from the most complete exposure. he was at work on a .Marston-Crispinus. to write a dramatic reply to Jonson." and he amplified him. that Dekker hit upon in his reply. turning his abusive vocabulary back upon Jonson and adding "an immodesty to his dialogue that did not enter into Jonson's conception. that when Dekker was engaged professionally. is bound over to keep the peace and never thenceforward "malign." One of the most diverting personages in Jonson's comedy is Captain Tucca. is made to throw up the difficult words with which he had overburdened his stomach as well as overlarded his vocabulary.

" especially in a comparison with the better wrought and more significant satire of "Poetaster. in all likelihood. the literary pride. the absurd Asinius Bubo." the town awarded the palm to Dekker. It may be suspected that much of this furious clatter and give-and-take was pure playing to the gallery. the poet Drayton. But Dekker's play is not without its palpable hits at the arrogance. The absurdity of placing Horace in the court of a Norman king is the result. and Jonson gave over in consequence his practice of "comical satire." 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. Slight and hastily adapted as is "Satiromastix." and fashioned to convey the satire of his reply. dealing with the story of Walter Terill in the reign of William Rufus. Jonson's friend. This he hurriedly adapted to include the satirical characters suggested by "Poetaster. has recently been shown to figure forth. The town was agog with the strife.species of chronicle history. whose "ningle" or pal." nothing came of this complaint. and selfrighteousness of Jonson-Horace. not to Jonson. and on no less an .

"Troilus and Cressida" has been thought by some to be the play in which Shakespeare thus "put down" his friend. declare: "Why here's our fellow Shakespeare puts them all down.. but our fellow Shakespeare hath given him a purge that made him bewray his credit. O that Ben Jonson is a pestilent fellow." ii. we learn that the children's company (acting the plays of Jonson) did "so berattle the common stages. was staged by his company. giving the poets a pill." Several other plays have been thought to bear a greater or less part in the war of the theatres." which. aye and Ben Jonson. A wiser interpretation finds the "purge" in "Satiromastix. wearing rapiers. and dare scarce come thither. too. as a character. In it a much-quoted passage makes Burbage." dating 1601-02. though not written by Shakespeare. 2).." Was Shakespeare then concerned in this war of the stages? And what could have been the nature of this "purge"? Among several suggestions. entitled "The Return from Parnassus. Jonson. are afraid of goose-quills.that many. and . Among them the most important is a college play.authority than Shakespeare ("Hamlet. he brought up Horace.

Heywood some years before had put five straggling plays on the stage in quick succession. Plays on subjects derived from classical story and myth had held the stage from the beginning of the drama. Shakespeare had a finer conception of form. so that Shakespeare was making no new departure when he wrote his "Julius Caesar" about 1600. he was only following in the elder dramatist's footsteps. 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 other. and Shakespeare's and the elder popular dramatists. all derived from stories in Ovid and dramatised with little taste or discrimination. and not second even to him as a dramatic satirist. But Jonson now turned his talents to new fields." three years later and with Shakespeare's company once more.therefore with his approval and under his direction as one of the leaders of that company. Jonson was a . But Jonson's idea of a play on classical history. were very different. Therefore when Jonson staged "Sejanus. on the one hand. The last years of the reign of Elizabeth thus saw Jonson recognised as a dramatist second only to Shakespeare.

and other authorities." There is no evidence to determine the matter. reading Tacitus. we find Jonson in active collaboration with Chapman and Marston in the admirable comedy of London life entitled "Eastward Hoe." in terms of fervid admiration. his setting." which followed in 1611. "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.scholar and a classical antiquarian. and somewhat pedantically noting his authorities in the margin when he came to print. and his atmosphere. He reprobated this slipshod amateurishness. In 1605. in which Jonson refers to a collaboration in an earlier version. Suetonius. Marston had dedicated his "Malcontent. and wrote his "Sejanus" like a scholar. has led to the surmise that Shakespeare may have been that "worthier pen. 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. to . to be certain of his facts." In the previous year. A passage in the address of the former play to the reader.

especially in his invention of the antimasque. "Eastward Hoe" achieved the extraordinary popularity represented in a demand for three issues in one year. But Jonson gave dramatic value to the masque. The two continued friends throughout life. But this was not due entirely to the merits of the play. so that the wounds of the war of the theatres must have been long since healed. the Scots. for such premeditated devices to set and frame. but the matter was soon patched up. a comedy or farcical . for by this time Jonson had influence at court. and they are of an extraordinary variety and poetic excellence. Jonson began his long and successful career as a writer of masques. In its earliest version a passage which an irritable courtier conceived to be derogatory to his nation. so to speak. Jonson did not invent the masque. With the accession of King James. He wrote more masques than all his competitors together. Between Jonson and Chapman there was the kinship of similar scholarly ideals. sent both Chapman and Jonson to jail.Jonson. a court ball had been known and practised in varying degrees of elaboration long before his time.

but intolerable bores at court. while in "The Masque of Christmas. Jonson continued active in the service of the court in the writing of masques and other entertainments far into the reign of King Charles. the beauty and dignity of those portions of the masque in which noble lords and ladies took their parts to create. but." "Lovers made Men. In "Hymenaei. by their gorgeous costumes and artistic grouping and evolutions." "Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue. entrusted to professional players or dancers. as well. who more than any one man raised the standard of stage representation in the England of his day. a sumptuous show. a quarrel with Jones embittered his life." "The Masque of Queens.element of relief. and the two testy old men appear to have become not only a constant irritation to each other. towards the end." and many more will be found Jonson's aptitude. his poetry and inventiveness in these by-forms of the drama. at court as well as in . On the mechanical and scenic side Jonson had an inventive and ingenious partner in Inigo Jones. is discoverable that power of broad comedy which. the royal architect." "Love Freed from Ignorance." and "The Gipsies Metamorphosed" especially. his taste. He enhanced.

wit and brilliancy of dialogue. a transition play from the dramatic satires of the war of the theatres to the purer comedy represented in the plays named above. with "Bartholomew Fair. "The Alchemist" in the following year. Its subject is a struggle of wit applied to chicanery. character successfully conceived in the manner of caricature. Voltore (the vulture). for among its dramatis personae. represent Jonson at his height. and for constructive cleverness. or the Fox. "Volpone. for. These comedies. But Jonson had by no means given up the popular stage when he turned to the amusement of King James. "The Silent Woman" in 1609.the city. Question has been raised as to whether a story so forbidding can be considered a comedy. there is scarcely a virtuous character in the play. In 1605 "Volpone" was produced. his rascally servant Mosca. from the villainous Fox himself. was not the least element of Jonson's contemporary popularity." 1614. in a sense." is. to Sir Politic Would-be and the rest. they stand alone in English drama. although the plot ends in the discomfiture and imprisonment of the most . Corbaccio and Corvino (the big and the little raven).

identifying brains with roguery and innocence with folly. we have the utmost cleverness in construction. it involves no mortal catastrophe. but who. witty. In "The Alchemist. who is induced to take to himself a wife. however repulsive we may find a philosophy of life that facilely divides the world into the rogues and their dupes. and. young. "The Silent Woman" is a gigantic farce of the most ingenious construction. turns out neither silent nor a woman at all. none the less to the life. The whole comedy hinges on a huge joke. for "Volpone" is conceived far more logically on the lines of the ancients' theory of comedy than was ever the romantic drama of Shakespeare. in the end. fair. revelling in their . and warranted silent. But Jonson was on sound historical ground.vicious. and so plausibly presented that we forget its departures from the possibilities of life. played by a heartless nephew on his misanthropic uncle. the whole fabric building climax on climax. admires the former while inconsistently punishing them. ingenious. certain sharpers of the metropolis. In "The Alchemist" Jonson represented." again.

Lastly of this group comes the tremendous comedy. We may object to the fact that the only person in the play possessed of a scruple of honesty is discomfited. and it is in this extraordinary comedy that the humour of Jonson. loosens into the Rabelaisian mode that so delighted King James in "The Gipsies Metamorphosed. and the Littlewits that group about him. the personages stand out with such lifelike distinctness in their several kinds. and less structurally worthy of praise than its three predecessors. The comedy is so admirably written and contrived. and that the greatest scoundrel of all is approved in the end and rewarded." less clear cut. always open to this danger. "Bartholomew Fair. less definite. and the whole is animated with such verve and resourcefulness that "The Alchemist" is a new marvel every time it is read. Zeal-in-the-Land Busy. It is in "Bartholomew Fair" that we are presented to the immortal caricature of the Puritan. 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.shrewdness and rascality and in the variety of the stupidity and wickedness of their victims." Another comedy of .

Jonson has shown himself a genuine realist. 'cause we would make known No country's mirth is better than our own. the other three comedies declare in the words of the prologue to "The Alchemist": "Our scene is London. he transferred the scene of "Every Man in His Humour" from Florence to London also." acted in 1616." Indeed Jonson went further when he came to revise his plays for collected publication in his folio of 1616. 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 merit is "The Devil is an Ass. drawing from the life about him with an experience and insight rare in any generation. and Hesperida to Dame Kitely "dwelling i' the Old Jewry." In his comedies of London life. A . "Volpone" was laid as to scene in Venice. Prospero to Master Welborn. converting Signior Lorenzo di Pazzi to Old Kno'well. despite his trend towards caricature. Whether because of the success of "Eastward Hoe" or for other reasons.

"Bartholomew Fair. This volume published." which Jonson did not acknowledge. perverse. Both were men of the people." and "The Devil is an Ass. Both men were at heart moralists. the year of the death of Shakespeare. Jonson collected his plays. Each knew the London of his time as few men knew it. It included likewise a book of some hundred and thirty odd "Epigrams. and when all has been said—though the Elizabethan ran to satire. In 1616. excepting "The Case is Altered. all the plays thus far mentioned. the Victorian to sentimentality—leaving the world better for the art that they practised in it. seeking the truth by the exaggerated methods of humour and caricature. and each represented it intimately and in elaborate detail. This was an unusual thing at the time and had been attempted by no dramatist before Jonson. but possessed of a true pathos and largeness of heart.happy comparison has been suggested between Ben Jonson and Charles Dickens. even wrong-headed at times." which was written too late. his poetry. and his masques for publication in a collective edition." in . lowly born and hardly bred. in a carefully revised text.

with his fees and returns from several noblemen. In 1618 Jonson was granted the reversion of the office of Master of the Revels. for example. It has been said that he narrowly escaped the honour of knighthood. "The Forest." a smaller collection of lyric and occasional verse and some ten "Masques" and "Entertainments. Worse men were made knights in his day than worthy Ben Jonson. and the small earnings of his plays must have formed the bulk of his income. Jonson was honoured with degrees by both universities. which the satirists of the day averred King James was wont to lavish with an indiscriminate hand. parts of the Punic Wars contributed to Raleigh's "History of the World. though when and under what circumstances is not known." In this same year Jonson was made poet laureate with a pension of one hundred marks a year.which form of brief and pungent writing Jonson was an acknowledged master." We know from a story. . that Jonson accompanied Raleigh's son abroad in the capacity of a tutor. as. little to the credit of either. This. a post for which he was peculiarly fitted. but he did not live to enjoy its perquisites. The poet appears to have done certain literary hack-work for others.

his library was destroyed by fire." as he put it. one of the most learned men of his time. With respect to Jonson's use of his material. But he "prosecuted" what he calls "his wonted studies" with such assiduity that he became in reality." Yet even now a book turns up from time to time in which is inscribed." Unhappily. Ben Jonson. in fair large Italian lettering. "An Execration upon Vulcan. Jonson was an indefatigable collector of books. "to convert the substance or riches of another poet to his own use. an accident seriocomically described in his witty poem. Jonson's theory of authorship involved a wide acquaintance with books and "an ability. in 1623." Accordingly Jonson read not only the Greek and Latin classics down to the lesser writers. the name. Jonson produced nothing for the stage. 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 acquainted himself especially with the Latin writings of his learned contemporaries.From 1616 to the close of the reign of King James. Dryden said . as by report. Though a poor man. their prose as well as their poetry. their antiquities and curious lore as well as their more solid learning.

"Il Candelaio. He invades authors like a monarch.. its admirable opening scene." the "Mostellaria" of Plautus." And yet it is but fair to say that Jonson prided himself.memorably of him: "[He] was not only a professed imitator of Horace. The lyric and especially the occasional poetry of ." he not only uses Sallust's account of the conspiracy. The sophist Libanius suggests the situation of "The Silent Woman"." the relation of the dupes and the sharpers in "The Alchemist. on his originality.But he has done his robberies so openly that one sees he fears not to be taxed by any law." he lifts a whole satire out of Horace and dramatises it effectively for his purposes. you track him everywhere in their snow. and putting the stamp of his sovereignty on whatever bullion he borrowed made it thenceforward to all time current and his own. a Latin comedy of Giordano Bruno. and what would be theft in other poets is only victory in him. But Jonson commonly bettered his sources. but he models some of the speeches of Cicero on the Roman orator's actual words. In "Catiline.. but a learned plagiary of all the others. In "Poetaster. and justly..

with disproportionate labour by a potent man of letters whose habitual thought is on greater things. witness the charming ones on his own children. with not a word too much or one that bears not its part in the total effect. Who does not know "Queen and huntress. deft and graceful in expression. there is yet about the lyrics of Jonson a certain stiffness and formality. His theory demanded design and the perfection of literary finish." "Drink to me only with thine eyes. still to be dressed"? Beautiful in form. and many . and he believed that Apollo could only be worthily served in singing robes and laurel crowned. chaste and fair. He was furthest from the rhapsodist and the careless singer of an idle day. 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. There are no such epitaphs as Ben Jonson's. the child-actor. a suspicion that they were not quite spontaneous and unbidden. And yet many of Jonson's lyrics will live as long as the language." or "Still to be neat. but that they were carved. on Salathiel Pavy.Jonson has a peculiar merit. so to speak.

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. In 1619. includes the name of every man of prominence in the England of King James. 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 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. the burgesses met to grant him the freedom of the city.more. in the difficult poetry of compliment. and those who had written verses to him. There was no man in England of his rank so well known and universally beloved as Ben Jonson. seldom falling into fulsome praise and disproportionate similitude. of those to whom he had written verses. growing unwieldy through inactivity. The list of his friends. too. and . yet showing again and again a generous appreciation of worth in others. a discriminating taste and a generous personal regard. Jonson hit upon the heroic remedy of a journey afoot to Scotland." Jonson is unsurpassed. When he arrived in Edinburgh.

Such is the fine "Ode to the memory of Sir Lucius Cary and Sir Henry Moryson. a . he was far from inactive." is one of the characters. prefixed to the first Shakespeare folio." to mention only these. Nor can the earlier "Epode. William Shakespeare." be matched in stately gravity and gnomic wisdom in its own wise and stately age." beginning "Not to know vice at all." Pallas turns the Iron Age with its attendant evils into statues which sink out of sight. Some of the noblest of Jonson's poems were inspired by friendship. foremost of Scottish poets. for year after year his inexhaustible inventiveness continued to contribute to the masquing and entertainment at court. "the god of cheer or the belly. "To the memory of my beloved master. was proud to entertain him for weeks as his guest at Hawthornden. In "The Golden Age Restored. and what he hath left us. and Comus. But if Jonson had deserted the stage after the publication of his folio and up to the end of the reign of King James. in "Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue.Drummond." Atlas figures represented as an old man." and that admirable piece of critical insight and filial affection. his shoulders covered with snow.

and "The Gipsies Metamorphosed" displayed the old drollery and broad humorous stroke still unimpaired and unmatchable." late in the reign of James. devotedly attached to their veteran dictator." But the patronage of the court failed in the days . opinions. proclaimed that Jonson had not yet forgotten how to write exquisite lyrics. affections. and the earlier years of Charles were the days of the Apollo Room of the Devil Tavern where Jonson presided. was not to forget. but in the words of Herrick addressed to his master. as at the Dog. too. the Triple Tun. too. and enmities. "Pan's Anniversary. his reminiscences. Jonson. outdid the frolic wine. named John Milton. And we hear. and at the Mermaid.circumstance which an imaginative boy of ten. "We such clusters had As made us nobly wild. of valorous potations. the absolute monarch of English literary Bohemia. at the Devil Tavern. These. We hear of a room blazoned about with Jonson's own judicious "Leges Convivales" in letters of gold. not mad. And yet each verse of thine Outdid the meat. of a company made up of the choicest spirits of the time.

and promulgation of news (wild flight of the fancy in its time) was an excellent subject for satire on the existing absurdities among newsmongers. although as much can hardly be said for "The Magnetic Lady. who appears unworthily to have used his influence at court against the broken-down old poet. especially of his sometime friend. producing." "The Magnetic Lady. draws to her personages of differing humours to reconcile them in the end according to the alternative title. And now . and the old poet returned to the stage." the last doubtless revised from a much earlier comedy. proper dressing." and "The Tale of a Tub. between 1625 and 1633." "The New Inn. Thus the idea of an office for the gathering.of King Charles." who. or "Humours Reconciled. the satire degenerates into personal lampoon. Inigo Jones." These last plays of the old dramatist revert to caricature and the hard lines of allegory. although the scathing generalisation of Dryden that designated them "Jonson's dotages" is unfair to their genuine merits. in her bounty. though Jonson was not without royal favours. None of these plays met with any marked success. the moralist is more than ever present. "The Staple of News.

excepting "The Case is Altered. but lost the post for not fulfilling its duties. These last comprise the fragment (less than seventy lines) . It included all the plays mentioned in the foregoing paragraphs. He had succeeded Middleton in 1628 as Chronologer to the City of London." including some further entertainments. which he had been some time gathering. another collection of lyrics and occasional poetry called "Underwoods. that date between 1617 and 1630. and even commissioned him to write still for the entertainment of the court. 1637. some fifteen." the masques. and he was bedridden for months." Jonson died.disease claimed Jonson. was printed in 1640. August 6. a translation of "Horace's Art of Poetry" (also published in a vicesimo quarto in 1640). and certain fragments and ingatherings which the poet would hardly have included himself. bearing in its various parts dates ranging from 1630 to 1642. and a second folio of his works. 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. King Charles befriended him.

passages that took their fancy translated or transcribed. At times he follows the line of Macchiavelli's argument as to the nature and conduct of princes. He finds a choice paragraph on eloquence in Seneca the elder and applies it to his .of a tragedy called "Mortimer his Fall. Many passages of Jonson's "Discoveries" are literal translations from the authors he chanced to be reading. with the reference. noted or not." as it is usually called. in which their reading was chronicled." and three acts of a pastoral drama of much beauty and poetic spirit. is a commonplace book such as many literary men have kept. as the accident of the moment prescribed." The "Discoveries. or had their reflux to his peculiar notion of the times." in Latin and English. "The Sad Shepherd. or Discoveries" "made upon men and matter as they have flowed out of his daily reading. and their passing opinions noted. at others he clarifies his own conception of poetry and poets by recourse to Aristotle. and "Timber." 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.

S. and in the "Discoveries. and another on facile and ready genius. Shakespeare. THE COLLEGE. PHILADELPHIA. was carved on the stone covering his grave in one of the aisles of Westminster Abbey: "O rare Ben Jonson." is characterised by clarity and vigorous directness. adapting it to his recollection of his fellow-playwright. both in his dramas. To disparage his memory by citing them is a preposterous use of scholarship.own recollection of Bacon's power as an orator. ." FELIX E. To call such passages—which Jonson never intended for publication—plagiarism. A memorial. in the descriptive comments of his masques. is to obscure the significance of words. Jonson's prose. But the Civil War was at hand. SCHELLING. and translates it. When Jonson died there was a project for a handsome monument to his memory. and the project failed.A. nor is it wanting in a fine sense of form or in the subtler graces of diction. U. not insufficient.

Eastward Ho (with Chapman and Marston). or the Silent Woman. 1601. The Staple of Newes. 1609 (?). Cynthia's Revels.. 1609. 1640. The Magnetic Lady. Catiline. 1605. 1631. or Humours Reconcild. fol. 1692. Bartholomew Fayre. 1605. 8vo. or a Tale of Robin Hood.. 4to. fol. 4to.The following is a complete list of his published works:— DRAMAS: Every Man in his Humour. A Tale of a Tub.. . 1631. The New Sun. 1631.. 1602. The Case is Altered. 4to. 4to. Poetaster. The Divell is an Asse. Every Man out of his Humour. Epicoene. 4to.. 4to. 1607. The Sad Shepherd. 1601. The Alchemist. his Conspiracy. fol. fol. 4to. 4to. Sejanus. 1614 (?). 1631. 1612. fol. 4to.. fol. 1611. 1616. Volpone. 1600. 4to. 4to. 1640.. 4to. fol.

fol. made by Ben Jonson for the benefit of Strangers. and collaboration in The Widow with Fletcher and Middleton.. Other minor poems first appeared in Gifford's edition of Works. or Discoveries made upon Men and Matter.fol. Englished by Ben Jonson.. PROSE: Timber. . Mortimer his Fall (fragment). 1640. The English Grammar. 1616. fol. POEMS: Epigrams.. Underwoods. 1641. To Jonson have also been attributed additions to Kyd's Jeronymo. Leges Convivialis. 1641. 1640.. 1692. Hor. and Epigrams. 1640.. fol. G. The Forrest. Flaccus his art of Poetry.. and in the Bloody Brother with Fletcher. 1640. published in fols. Masques and Entertainments were published in the early folios. 1640. Selections: Execration against Vulcan. fol.

edited by P. in 9 volumes. 1885. 1716-19. by H. 1890. 1907.. re-edited by F. . by B. Cambridge University Press. Poems. 1838. Cunningham. (Canterbury Poets).. 1904. 1616. 1756. Nicholson (Mermaid Series). with Memoir by H. Underwoods. 1729. 1816. 3 volumes. C. with Introduction by H.. 1640 (1631-41). ed.WORKS: Fol.. Whalley. Plays (7) and Poems (Newnes). 1692. A. 1901. Hart (Standard Library). fol. 1895. 2. Masques and Entertainments. with Introduction by C. Bennett (Carlton Classics). etc. Symonds. Herford. 1875. Nine Plays. SELECTIONS: J.. by Gifford (with Memoir). Plays and Poems. 9 volumes. 1886. Arber. 1905. etc. 1905. Morley (Universal Library). by Barry Cornwall (with Memoir). H. 1893. 1846.. H. 1871. 1906. 7 volumes. volume. ed. Brave Translunary Things.. Jonson Anthology. with Biographical and Critical Essay. Morley. Grosart.

Masques. ed. Shakespeare Society.). Madam. etc. No. with earliest known setting.Lyrics (Jonson. In the age of sacrifices. 1886. with Introduction and Notes by P. Songs (from Plays. Beaumont and Fletcher). the Chap Books. A. the truth of religion was . 1906. Eragny Press. Sidney. 1906. 4. Symonds (English Worthies). Notes of Ben Jonson Conversations with Drummond of Hawthornden. 1889. LIFE: See Memoirs affixed to Works. A Study of Ben Jonson. 1842. THE ALCHEMIST TO THE LADY MOST DESERVING HER NAME AND BLOOD: LADY MARY WROTH. Swinburne. J. 1906.

there comes rarely forth that thing so full of authority or example. and hold the first strength. yet. as the times are. the more they paint. when. who. and loses. . it is your value of it. 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. except with those affections that no less love the light and witness. and to whom it was kindled.not in the greatness and fat of the offerings. but by assiduity and custom grows less. Otherwise. This. which remembers where. are the less themselves. Your ladyship's true honourer. than they have the conscience of your virtue? If what I offer bear an acceptable odour. 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. BEN JONSON.


and put for it with a great deal of violence. and presumers on their own naturals. by simple mocking at the terms. is the only point of art that tickles the spectators. and sufficient for this. in poetry. and but a pretender. than in this age. now the concupiscence of dances and of antics so reigneth. as to run away from nature. for thou wert never more fair in the way to be cozened. thou art an understander. and be afraid of her. by the many. If thou beest more. and place. are received for the braver fellows: when many times their own . do I name art? When the professors are grown so obstinate contemners of it.TO THE READER. they are esteemed the more learned. Nay. as they do fencers or wrestlers. especially in plays: wherein. who if they come in robustuously. and. beware of what hands thou receivest thy commodity. as they are deriders of all diligence that way. through their excellent vice of judgment. and then I trust thee. If thou art one that takest up. think to get off wittily with their ignorance. For they commend writers. when they understand not the things. But how out of purpose.

may some time happen on some thing that is good. or scattered more numerous than composed. because all is sordid and vile about it: as lights are more discerned in a thick darkness. if it were put to the question of theirs and mine. that. But I give thee this warning. out of a hope to do good to any man against his will. I deny not. and when it comes it doth not recompense the rest of their ill. and a little touch of their adversary gives all that boisterous force the foil. For it is only the disease of the unskilful. and those that use election and a mean. I speak not this. but very seldom. . for I know. that there is a great difference between those. than a faint shadow. utter all they can. and great. to think rude things greater than polished. It sticks out. however unfitly. to gain the opinion of copy. but that these men.rudeness is the cause of their disgrace. the worse would find more suffrages: because the most favour common errors. who always seek to do more than enough. and is more eminent. perhaps.


a Pastor of Amsterdam. a Knight. their Colleague. the angry Boy. Neighbours. a Gamester. PERTINAX SURLY. ANANIAS. Attendants. the Alchemist. a Widow. DAPPER. DAME PLIANT. SUBTLE. a Tobacco Man. SIR EPICURE MAMMON. LOVEWIT.DRAMATIS PERSONAE. KASTRIL. a Deacon there. . Master of the House. DRUGGER. Officers. DOL COMMON. etc. his Sister. a Lawyer's Clerk. SCENE.—LONDON. FACE. TRIBULATION WHOLESOME. the Housekeeper.

who now brought low. L eaving their narrow practice. E ach for a share. T ill it. for fear. with him they here contract. and they. and much abuse. T he sickness hot. news. and left one servant there. H is house in town. flat bawdry with the stone. M uch company they draw. and all in fume are gone.ARGUMENT. and gave means to know A Cheater. I n casting figures. and all begin to act. telling fortunes. S elling of flies. and only wanting some H ouse to set up. E ase him corrupted. . were become C ozeners at large. and his punk. a master quit.


Fortune. but better men. impostor. But when the wholesome remedies are sweet. 'cause we would make known. many persons more. now call'd humours. Judging spectators. And which have still been subject for the rage Or spleen of comic writers. Though this pen Did never aim to grieve. To the author justice. If there be any that will sit so nigh . Our scene is London. No country's mirth is better than our own: No clime breeds better matter for your whore. But will with such fair correctives be pleased: For here he doth not fear who can apply. and desire. And in their working gain and profit meet. to ourselves but grace. these two short hours. both for your sakes and ours. Howe'er the age he lives in doth endure The vices that she breeds. feed the stage. squire. in place. Whose manners. We wish away. that favours fools. Bawd. He hopes to find no spirit so much diseased. above their cure.PROLOGUE.

As even the doers may see. to look what it doth run.Unto the stream. and yet not own. but so shewn. . They are so natural follies. They shall find things. they'd think or wish were done.

AND FOLLOWED BY DOL COMMON. A ROOM IN LOVEWIT'S HOUSE. O. I'll strip you— SUB. Nay. gentlemen! for love— FACE. WITH HIS SWORD DRAWN. IN A CAPTAIN'S UNIFORM. DOL. ENTER FACE. I will. I fart at thee. AND SUBTLE WITH A VIAL. Thy worst. FACE. Sirrah. are you madmen? SUB. SCENE 1. I'll gum your silks . let the wild sheep loose. Believe 't. QUARRELLING. What to do? lick figs Out at my— FACE. rogue!—out of all your sleights. sovereign. general. Rogue. SUB.ACT 1. look ye. DOL.1. Have you your wits? why.

who Am I. my mungrel? who am I? SUB. SUB. you were once (time's not long past) the good. FACE. plain. Honest. DOL. I shall mar All that the tailor approach. Yes. if you FACE. has made. You most notorious whelp. Why. Since you know not yourself. FACE. Will you have The neighbours hear you? will you betray all? Hark! I hear somebody. livery-three-pound-thrum. Speak lower. Dare you do this? SUB. Yes. I'll tell you. that kept .. an you come. faith. faith.With good strong water. FACE. rogue. yes. Sirrah— SUB. you insolent slave.

FACE. Since. And your complexion of the Roman wash. By your means. Why. But I shall put you in mind. All this I speak of. from cooks' stalls. Where. or you by me? Do but collect. by my means. For the vacations— FACE. like the father of hunger. sir. FACE. SUB. doctor dog! SUB. sir. Will you be so loud? SUB.Your master's worship's house here in the Friars. I do not hear well. where I met you first. .—at Piecorner. I think it. I pray you. have I Been countenanced by you. Taking your meal of steam in. Within man's memory. with your pinch'd-hornnose. you did walk Piteously costive. Not of this. translated suburbcaptain. FACE.

I wish you could advance your voice a little. cozening. Built you a furnace. your glasses. sir! FACE. I gave you countenance. When you went pinn'd up in the several rags You had raked and pick'd from dunghills. your materials. Could not relieve your corps with so much linen Would make you tinder. credit for your coals. vegetals. SUB. Your feet in mouldy slippers. lent you.Stuck full of black and melancholic worms. FACE. Your stills. So. and a thin threaden cloke. but to see a fire. drew you customers. That scarce would cover your no buttocks— SUB. Your conjuring. beside. before day. for your kibes. Your minerals. . and animals. Like powder corns shot at the artillery-yard. and your algebra. Advanced all your black arts. and your dozen of trades. A felt of rug. When all your alchemy.

Sell the dole beer to aqua-vitae men.A house to practise in— SUB. you scarab. I know you were one could keep The buttery-hatch still lock'd. You and the rats here kept possession. since your mistress' death hath broke up house. Made you a pretty stock. together with your Christmas vails At post-and-pair. some twenty marks. That carries tempest in his hand and voice. SUB. and save the chippings. . Where you thriving skill Of bawdry since. rascal. have studied the more SUB. Make it not strange. No. And gave you credit to converse with cobwebs. You might talk softlier. in your master's house. I'll thunder you in pieces: I will teach you How to beware to tempt a Fury again. Yes. Your master's house! FACE. FACE. your letting out of counters. The which. Here.

thy quarrelling dimensions. to quintessence. but a spider. made thee fit For more than ordinary fellowships? Giv'n thee thy oaths. have I ta'en thee out of dung.FACE. when no living thing Would keep thee company. No. cock-pit. and exalted thee. and dust. Gentlemen.— Thou vermin. So poor. SUB. so wretched. Dice. Do you fly out in the projection? Would you be gone now? DOL. cards. or whatever gallant tincture else? Made thee a second in mine own great art? And have I this for thanks! Do you rebel. with pains Would twice have won me the philosopher's work? Put thee in words and fashion. call'd our state of grace? Wrought thee to spirit. Sublimed thee. and watering-pots. Thy rules to cheat at horse-race. The place has made you valiant. and fix'd thee In the third region. your clothes. or worse? Rais'd thee from brooms. what mean you? .

Do you know who hears you. I shall turn desperate. Or an ale-house darker than deaf John's. collier. but laundresses and tapsters. Nay. been lost To all mankind. Sirrah— DOL. thou hadst had no name— DOL. general. Hang thee. if you grow thus loud. Will you undo yourselves with civil war? SUB. And hang thyself. Had not I been. past equi clibanum. The heat of horse-dung. in cellars. Slave. Since thou hast moved me— . under ground. And all thy pots. DOL. FACE. I will.Will you mar all? SUB. FACE. in picture. Never been known. SUB. sovereign? FACE. I thought you were civil. I care not. and pans.

And taking in of shadows with a glass. Erecting figures in your rows of houses.DOL. and a face cut for thee. have all thy tricks Of cozening with a hollow cole. Still spew'd out . FACE. masters? FACE. with a sieve and sheers. Will you be Your own destructions. gentlemen? FACE. but barely reckoning thy impostures. dust. Told in red letters. O. DOL. I will have A book. Away. Write thee up bawd in Paul's. Worse than Gamaliel Ratsey's. Are you sound? Have you your senses. scrapings. Out. this will o'erthrow all. you trencher-rascal! FACE. Shall prove a true philosopher's stone to printers. Searching for things lost. you dog-leech! The vomit of all prisons— DOL. SUB.

will you? . within The statute of sorcery. You'll bring your head within a cockscomb. this brach! I'll bring thee. lost! have you no more regard To your reputations? where's your judgment? 'slight. SUB. of your republic— FACE. Bawd! SUB. for laundring gold and barbing it. O me! We are ruin'd. rogue. DOL [SNATCHES FACE'S SWORD]. Have yet some care of me. Cheater! FACE. Witch! DOL. Away. Cow-herd! FACE. and perhaps thy neck Within a noose. Conjurer! SUB. Cut-purse! FACE. tricesimo tertio Of Harry the Eighth: ay.For lying too heavy on the basket.

] and you. Or. Have you together cozen'd all this while. sir. I'll not be made a prey unto the marshal. by the light that shines. apocryphal captain. you abominable pair of stinkards. I'll cut your throats. too. and grow one again. and shall it now be said.] You will accuse him! you will "bring him in Within the statute!" Who shall take your word? A whoreson. And all the world. with your menstrue— [DASHES SUBTLE'S VIAL OUT OF HIS HAND. upstart. And claim a primacy in the divisions! You must be chief! as if you only had The powder to project with. and the work Were not begun out of equality? The venture tripartite? all things in common? Without priority? 'Sdeath! you perpetual .— 'Sdeath. Leave off your barking. Whom not a Puritan in Blackfriars will trust So much as for a feather: [TO SUBTLE.] Gather it up. You've made most courteous shift to cozen yourselves? [TO FACE. Will give the cause.And you. forsooth! you will insult. For ne'er a snarling dog-bolt of you both.

And lose not the beginning of a term. and lovingly. DOL. He ever murmurs. but they are not equal.curs. and objects his pains. by this hand. as you should. How does it? do not we Sustain our parts? SUB. May. if your part exceed to-day. and quit you. And take my part. FACE. SUB. DOL. Or. the weight of all lies upon him. I hope Ours may. SUB. Why. so it does. I shall grow factious too. DOL. to-morrow match it. 'Tis his fault. Death on me! Help me to throttle him. Why. they MAY.] SUB. And heartily. and cozen kindly. Dorothy! mistress Dorothy! . murmuring mastiff! ay. BY THE THROAT. Yes. Fall to your couples again. and do. [SEIZES SUB. Ay. And says.

Because cibation? o' your fermentation and SUB. DOL. I'll do any thing. What should I swear? DOL. Not I. I only used those speeches as a spur To him. sir. sir. What do you mean? DOL. To leave your faction. Do we? . SUB. DOL. I hope we need no spurs. Your Sol and Luna [TO FACE. sir? do so then. And labour kindly in the common work. SUB. Would I were hang'd then? I'll conform myself. SUB. by heaven— DOL. Let me not breathe if I meant aught beside. Will you.] —help me. and quickly: swear.'Ods precious.

A feast of laughter at our follies? Rascals. with me. agree. Ere we contribute a new crewel garter To his most worsted worship. so. and worthy general. 'Slid. and work close and friendly. Yes. . to see me ride. Or you t' have but a hole to thrust your heads in. My noble sovereign. And may don Provost ride a feasting long. That scarce have smiled twice since the king came in. scurvy. [THEY SHAKE HANDS. Would run themselves from breath. Why. Agreed. prove to-day. who shall shark best. 'Slight. SUB. my good baboons! Shall we go make A sort of sober. precise neighbours.] DOL. the knot Shall grow the stronger for this breach.FACE. In his old velvet jerkin and stain'd scarfs. DOL. For which you should pay ear-rent? No. SUB.

FACE. he's busy at his hop-yards now. O. As you shall have sufficient time to quit it: Though we break up a fortnight. [RE-ENTER DOL. FACE. And not be styled Dol Common. To the window.SUB. from thinking toward London. 'tis no matter. Dol: [EXIT DOL. If he do. Royal Dol! Spoken like Claridiana. I had a letter from him. Beside. for airing of the house. While there dies one a week O' the plague. The master do not trouble us this quarter. he's safe. fear not him. thou shalt sit in triumph. [BELL RINGS WITHOUT.] . and thyself. Who's that? one rings. but Dol Proper. Dol Singular: the longest cut at night.] —pray heaven. For which at supper. He'll send such word. Shall draw thee for his Doll Particular.] SUB.

and win cups. DOL.SUB. DOL. Who is it. To rifle with at horses. [EXIT. A fine young quodling. He would have (I told you of him) a familiar. SUB. My lawyer's clerk. away! [EXIT DOL. let him in. Stay. Enough. sir. SUB. O. I lighted on last night. Dol? DOL. FACE. at the Dagger. And what shall I do? FACE. Not be seen. God be wi' you. Who shall do't? FACE. Get you Your robes on: I will meet him as going out.] FACE [ALOUD AND RETIRING]. O. . In Holborn.] Seem you very reserv'd.

FACE. I had a scurvy writ or two to make. and so was robb'd Of my past-time. I would gladly have staid. I was going away. Is he a doctor? . I am here. In truth I am very sorry. [RE-ENTER SUBTLE IN HIS VELVET CAP AND GOWN. DAP.] Good faith. Captain. And I had lent my watch last night to one That dines to-day at the sheriff's. FACE.I pray you let him know that I was here: His name is Dapper. I think. Ay. sir. This is his worship. But I thought Sure I should meet you. I am very glad. [ENTER DAPPER. Who's that?—He's come. DAP.] Is this the cunning-man? FACE. but— DAP [WITHIN]. doctor. captain. DAP.

he does make the matter. . Ay. DAP.FACE. sir. Yes. DAP. FACE. I cannot think you will. Would I were fairly rid of it. believe me. I'll not be ungrateful. so dainty I know not what to say. Read's matter Falling so lately. sir. captain? FACE. Nay. And have you broke with him. DAP. FACE. DAP. with a fool. And dealt. But the law Is such a thing—and then he says. sir. Faith. And how? FACE. Read! he was an ass. now you grieve me. sir. good captain. DAP. Why should you wish so? I dare assure you. Not so.

Nay. And will I tell then! By this hand of flesh. DAP. and the danger: You know. What do you think of me. Come. I shewed the statute to you. Do. sir. I think— DAP. sir. good sweet captain.FACE. It was a clerk. hear me. You did so. The Turk was here. sir. A clerk! FACE. You know the law Better. FACE. do you think I am a Turk? FACE. What's that? DAP. noble doctor. DAP. DAP. I'll tell the doctor so. pray thee let's . As one would say. That I am a chiaus? FACE. If I discover. I should. Would it might never write good court-hand more. FACE.

Fore heaven. Pray you. forbear— FACE. He has Four angels here. SUB. FACE. One that will thank you richly. do not say so. to my peril. Tut. and he is no chiaus: Let that. Doctor. sir. That so would draw me to apparent danger. I would do much. doctor. sir.prevail. SUB. I have return'd you all my answer. nor can. move you. . and he is no chiaus. To tempt my art and love. You deal now with a noble fellow. good sir. You do me wrong. This is the gentleman. FACE. sir. SUB. wherein? to tempt you with these spirits? SUB. Captain. I scarce can think you are my friend. for your love—But this I neither may.

Will take his oath o' the Greek Testament. doctor dogs-meat. FACE. Captain! FACE. Nay. If need be. sir. I bring you No cheating Clim o' the Cloughs or Claribels. and your flies together— DAP. FACE. Shall tell the vicar. That know no difference of men. in his pocket. and flush. 'Slight. SUB. Is the sole hope of his old grandmother.FACE. That knows the law. and writes you six fair hands. and has his cyphering perfect. You. good captain. Nor any melancholic under-scribe. That look as big as five-and-fifty. Good words. Is a fine clerk. And spit out secrets like hot custard— DAP. Good deeds. sir. and can court . Consorts with the small poets of the time. and a halter. That is the heir to forty marks a year. I draw you! a horse draw you. but a special gentle.

hear me— . dear captain— FACE. proud stag.His mistress out of Ovid. Pray you let me speak with you. DAP. I am sorry I e'er embark'd myself in such a business. Will he take then? SUB. Did you not tell me so? DAP. DAP. Nay. FACE. ere I would change An article of breath with such a puckfist: Come. I'd choak. [GOING. FACE. good sir. His worship calls you. let's be gone. Hang him. but I'd have you Use master doctor with some more respect. with his broad velvet head!— But for your sake. he did call you. DAP. Nay. captain. Yes.] SUB. FACE. First.

] FACE. 'less you take. Pray you. Why now. How! . [HE TAKES THE FOUR ANGELS. Fore heaven. No whispering. Marry. FACE. That. to be so importunate for one. Your humour must be law. SUB. SUB. Upon no terms but an assumpsit. Wherein? for what? SUB. SUB. Now I dare hear you with mine honour. will undo you all: He'll win up all the money in the town. you do not apprehend the loss You do yourself in this.FACE. when he has it. Why. sir— [OFFERING TO WHISPER FACE.] FACE. FACE. Speak. So may this gentleman too. Not a syllable. sir— FACE. sir. talk. SUB.

Ay. doctor. sir. DAP. Yes. Why. a tame bird. captain. that is a new business! I understood you. 'tis true. or so. Yes. and blow up gamester after gamester. And therefore— FACE. on Friday nights. none of your great familiars. Do you think that I dare move him? . FACE [TAKING DAP. Give you him all you play for. never set him: For he will have it. ASIDE]. Why he does ask one but for cups and horses. I would have it for all games. A rifling fly. As they do crackers in a puppet-play. this changes quite the case. SUB. If I do give him a familiar. I told you so. FACE. to fly Twice in a term. DAP. But I do think now I shall leave the law. for a nag Of forty or fifty shillings. When you had left the office. You are mistaken.SUB. 'Slight.

Indeed! SUB. sir. If it be set him. What! for that money? I cannot with my conscience. Speak you this from art? SUB. I'll try. FACE. If you please. SUB. No. not a mouth shall eat for him At any ordinary. All's one to him. I see. I mean To add consideration. nor should you Make the request. sir. FACE. sir. the ground of . and reason too. Why then. FACE. sir. That is a gaming mouth.] Say that it were for all games. Ay. but on the score. I say then.— [GOES TO SUBTLE. conceive me.DAP. DAP. doctor. He'll draw you all the treasure of the realm. FACE. methinks.

He'll overhear you. were in him. I'll not be ingrateful. 'Slight. A strange What! is he? SUB. . SUB. he'll put Six of your gallants to a cloke. should she but see him— FACE. What? SUB. such a vigorous luck As cannot be resisted. Will he win at cards too? SUB. Do not you tell him. FACE. FACE. that some man shall be born to. living Isaac. Sir. You'd swear. The queen of Fairy loves. Peace. man— DAP. FACE. indeed. The spirits of dead Holland. He is of the only best complexion. He hears you. Sir.

Faith. FACE. Win some five thousand pound. sir! No. Well. And you shall. sir. FACE. doctor. as you please. I have confidence in his good nature: You hear. think him trusty. I. . sir. A little. Why. my venture follows yours. do it. DAP. SUB. FACE. and I will. sir. Believe it.FACE. and make him. No. he says he will not be ingrateful. Troth. what was't? Nothing. DAP. At mine. FACE. [TAKES HIM ASIDE. Nothing! DAP. He may make us both happy in an hour. sir. a rare star Reign'd at your birth.] You have heard all? DAP. and send us two on't.

FACE. sir. FACE. Who! that I am? Believe it. The doctor Swears that you are— SUB. captain. Allied to the queen of Fairy. You'll send us shares in't. and in a thing so known Unto the doctor? How shall we. I'fac. I do not. you are mistaken. How! Swear by your fac. FACE. DAP. sir. and that You were born with a cawl on your head. you'll tell all now. Come. no such matter— FACE. I'll win ten thousand pound. Nay. trust you In the other matter? can we ever think. though you dissemble it. DAP. By Jove. and send you . DAP. Who says so? FACE. Yes. When you have won five or six thousand pound. by this rate? DAP. You know it well enough.

What else is thanks? will you be trivial?— Doctor. No. DAP. he did but jest. O. FACE. Go thank the doctor: he's your friend. So! Another angel. good sir! There must a world of ceremonies pass.half. I'fac's no oath. Must you! 'slight. You must be bath'd and fumigated first: Besides the queen of Fairy does not rise Till it be noon. DAP. SUB. no.] When must he come for his familiar? DAP. . Shall I not have it with me? SUB. [DAPPER GIVES HIM THE MONEY. Must I? FACE. I thank his worship. Go to. To take it so. FACE.

How will't be done. Not. DAP. see her. Well. FACE. FACE. Did you never see Her royal grace yet? DAP. at any hand. 'Slid. And she must bless it. to-night. for a thing that I know. Whate'er it cost you. believe it. if she danced. And very rich. Your aunt of Fairy? SUB. She will do strange things. captain. then? . Whom? FACE. Her grace is a lone woman. Not since she kist him in the cradle. See her. You are made. I can resolve you that. and if she take a fancy. but However. SUB. It will be somewhat hard to compass. If you can see her. she may hap to leave you all she has: It is the doctor's fear. see her grace.FACE.

Do you But say to me. and then come. To sharpen your five senses. [KNOCKING WITHIN. [EXIT. . Till when you must be fasting. "Captain. take you no thought. I'll see her grace. only take Three drops of vinegar in at your nose.— Sir. and cry "hum" Thrice. against one o'clock prepare yourself." FACE. Who's there? Anon. Then bathe your fingers' ends and wash your eyes. Let me alone.] —Conduct him forth by the back way. Two at your mouth.] FACE. Enough.] SUB. DAP. Can you remember this? DAP. and then "buz" as often.FACE. captain. I warrant you. I'll see her grace. [ASIDE TO FACE. and one at either ear.

SUB. Well then. [EXEUNT FACE AND DAPPER. sir. FOLLOWED BY DRUGGER. Well— Your business. Come in! Good wives. Umph! Free of the grocers? DRUG. Troth I can do you no good till afternoon— [RE-ENTERS.FACE. I pray you forbear me now. It is but your bestowing Some twenty nobles 'mong her grace's servants.] SUB [WITHIN]. Abel? . an't please you. Ay. Yes.] What is your name. say you? Abel Drugger? DRUG. SUB. A seller of tobacco? DRUG. Yes. sir. away. And put on a clean shirt: you do not know What grace her grace may do you in clean linen. SUB.

that says you know men's planets. I was speaking. of your worship: I pray you speak for me to master doctor. I do. And their good angels. I am a young beginner. And which for pots. DRUG. And where my shelves. sir. Which way I should make my door. If I do see them— [RE-ENTER FACE. sir. sir: And I was wish'd to your worship by a gentleman. One captain Face. and which should be for boxes. by necromancy. This. of your worship. Just as your worship came here.DRUG.] FACE. What! my honest Abel? Though art well met here. and am building Of a new shop. and their bad. an't like your worship. SUB. just At corner of a street:—Here is the plot on't— And I would know by art. I would be glad to thrive. Troth. . an't please your worship.

an honest fellow. He has his maple block. do you hear? This is my friend. that.—Doctor. have you found it? Lo thee. and fire of Juniper: A neat. or piss'd clouts: But keeps it in fine lily pots. Abel! SUB. He shall do any thing. And in right way toward riches— FACE. under ground. Winchester pipes. Abel. that I am sure on. his silver tongs. Nor buries it in gravel. and he does not Sophisticate it with sack-lees or oil. FACE. . Already. honest fellow. SUB. Smell like conserve of roses. or French beans. Wrapp'd up in greasy leather. This summer He will be of the clothing of his company.FACE. and no goldsmith. sir. Nor washes it in muscadel and grains. open'd. He lets me have good tobacco. spruce. Sir! SUB. He is a fortunate fellow.

His fortune looks for him another way. FACE. A certain star in the forehead. too. how canst thou know this so soon? I am amused at that! SUB. You were born upon a Wednesday? . which I do work by. Your chestnut or your olive-colour'd face Does never fail: and your long ear doth promise. FACE. And on the nail of his mercurial finger. captain. you must think. By a rule. FACE. Sir. and so little beard? SUB. which you see not. preserve his youth. doctor. He may have a receipt to make hair come: But he'll be wise. I knew't by certain spots. 'Slid. What. In metoposcopy. spend what he can. Look. His little finger.And next spring call'd to the scarlet. and fine for't. Which finger's that? SUB. in his teeth.

FACE. SUB. to Jove. Who was the lord. sir. we give Venus. the least. the midst. Ay. And those are your two sides? DRUG. honest Nab? SUB. sir. coming from Ormus. His house of life being Libra. Yes. That shall yield him such a commodity Of drugs [POINTING TO THE PLAN. which foreshew'd. The thumb. SUB. of his horoscope. sir. Yes.] —This is the west. SUB. indeed. and this the south? DRUG. Make me your door. The fore-finger. There is a ship now.DRUG. south. in chiromancy. west: And on the east side of your shop. your broad side. He should be a merchant. then. sir. to Sol. to Saturn. and should trade with balance. to Mercury. The ring. . this is strange! Is it not. aloft. Why.

Tarmiel. That do fright flies from boxes. Vitriol. SUB. already— SUB. DRUG. Yes. and Baraborat. a puppet. sir.—This fellow. Velel. argaile. . And Beneath your threshold. Will come. FACE. They'll seem to follow. alkali. That's a secret. Nab! SUB. sal-tartar. DRUG. captain.Write Mathlai. And. But very fair—at the philosopher's stone. to be a great distiller. on your stall. Cinoper: I know all. Sir. They are the names of those mercurial spirits. bury me a load-stone To draw in gallants that wear spurs: the rest. in time. Rael. I know you have arsenic. with a vice And a court-fucus to call city-dames: You shall deal much with minerals. Ay. And give a say—I will not say directly. I have. Upon the north part. Thiel. At home.

No gold about thee? DRUG. FACE. I would gi' him a crown. Good captain. I have a portague. how now. Nay. Nab! 'Slight. A crown! and toward such a fortune? heart.FACE. FACE. Abel! is this true? DRUG [ASIDE TO FACE]. as your skill Does raise him in the world. DRUG. Out on thee. I'll not counsel thee.) Thou'rt like to come to. there was such an offer— Shalt keep't no longer. . Why. spend what thou canst. Doctor. Nab prays your worship to drink this. What must I give? FACE. Thou hear'st what wealth (he says. and swears He will appear more grateful. Thou shalt rather gi' him thy shop. I'll give't him for thee. Yes. I have kept this half-year.

Nab. to work on: And yet you think. Now. FACE. crucibles. And cross out my ill-days. Nab: Leave it. that something's to be done. you smoaky persecutor of nature! Now do you see. now. Your crosslets. [EXIT DRUGGER. 'Thank. Away. that I may neither Bargain. What is't. sir.] Why. Nab? DRUG. FACE. my almanack. FACE. 'gainst SUB. Beside your beech-coal. Art thou well pleased. I would entreat Another favour of his worship. And a direction for his shelves. done.DRUG. But to look over. and cucurbites? You must have stuff brought home to you. and your corsive waters. Nab? DRUG. I am at no expense . nor trust upon them. sir. FACE. That he shall. both your worships. it shall be afternoon.

In searching out these veins. like one of your familiars. [RE-ENTER DOL. then following them. at far end of the lane. SUB. You are pleasant. Coming along. But I have spied sir Epicure Mammon— SUB. Yonder fish-wife Will not away. 'Fore God. sir. Not afore night. my intelligence Costs me more money. but earnest of his tongue To one that's with him. I cannot speak with them. Then trying them out. SUB. . Heart. than my share oft comes to. I have told them in a voice. DOL. And there's your giantess. Where? DOL. Thorough the trunk. The bawd of Lambeth. In these rare works.] —How now! What says my dainty Dolkin? DOL. Slow of his feet.

— Methinks I see him entering ordinaries. and plaguy houses. He will make Nature asham'd of her long sleep: when art.SUB. talked as he were possess'd. As his preservative. [EXIT FACE. our great work. This is the day I am to perfect for him The magisterium. Dispensing for the pox. Reaching his dose. And offering citizens' wives pomanderbracelets. Face. for beggars. And yield it. shall do more than she. this month. walking Moorfields for lepers. into his hands: of which He has. what's the matter? SUB. Who's but a step-dame. Why. And now he's dealing pieces on't away. you must presently make ready. the stone. too. I did look for him With the sun's rising: 'marvel he could sleep. . made of the elixir. O. go you and shift. to make rich. made. I see no end of his labours. DOL. And the highways. Searching the spittal. to make old bawds young.] Dol.

In her best love to mankind. he'll turn the age to gold. ever could: If his dream lasts. [EXEUNT.] .

THIS DAY YOU SHALL BE SPECTATISSIMI. at all hours. and on their knees. ENTER SIR EPICURE MAMMON AND SURLY. Three years. SCENE 2. or the covetous hunger Of velvet entrails for a rude-spun cloke. sir. make The sons of Sword and Hazard fall before The golden calf. To be display'd at madam Augusta's. here's the rich Peru: And there within. Or the frail card. No more Shall thirst of satin. sir. as he is That brings him the commodity.ACT 2. This is the day. If he deny. but we have reached it in ten months. Now. BE RICH. I will pronounce the happy word. You shall no more deal with the hollow dye. have him beaten to't. whole . wherein. to all my friends. you set your foot on shore In Novo Orbe. in his shirt: no more. AN OUTER ROOM IN LOVEWIT'S HOUSE. are the golden mines.1. Great Solomon's Ophir! he was sailing to't. No more be at charge of keeping The livery-punk for the young heir. Come on. that must Seal. MAM.

Yes. His Lungs. And by their tin and lead up. You shall start up young viceroys. Sir. early in the morning. You are not faithful. and turn that too? MAM. And unto thee I speak it first. sir. he that puffs his coals. And have your punks. will I send To all the plumbers and the pewterers. his Zephyrus. MAM. BE RICH. and punketees. and I'll purchase Devonshire and Cornwall. he'll come to you by and by. to gold: And. my Surly. No more of this. What. ho! FACE [WITHIN]. Till he firk nature up. in my house. there? Within. I'll change All that is metal. Where is my Subtle. And make them perfect Indies! you admire now? . in her own centre. SUR.nights Commit idolatry with wine and trumpets: Or go a feasting after drum and ensign. This night. That is his fire-drake. and to Lothbury For all the copper.

faith. In eight and twenty days. Give safety. Of which one part projected on a hundred Of Mercury. like an eagle. Nay. when But if my eyes Giving them no A whore. No doubt. and victory. or Venus. I'll make an old man of fourscore. or the moon. Restore his years. do cozen me so. long life. Not only can do that. The perfect ruby. make him get sons and . No. and I occasion. sure I'll have piss them out next day. Yes. Can confer honour. a child. MAM. which we call elixir. to a thousand. renew him. To whom he will. Shall turn it to as many of the sun. respect. MAM. valour. but. Ha! why? Do you think I fable with you? I assure you. I will. love. SUR. shall I see't. MAM. yea. To the fifth age. SUR. Nay. so ad infinitum: You will believe me. He that has once the flower of the sun. he's that already. But when you see th' effects of the Great Medicine. I mean.SUR. by its virtue.

Young giants. 'Tis the secret Of nature naturis'd 'gainst all infections. a year's in twelve. there. the players praises. MAM. of what age soever. SUR. shall sing your MAM. The quantity of a grain of mustard of it. The ancient patriarchs. Sir. in a month: Past all the doses of your drugging doctors. withal. as our philosophers have done. Without their poets. I'll undertake. with preservative Weekly. once a week. each house his dose. SUR. The decay'd vestals of Pict-hatch would thank you. That keep the fire alive. Cures all diseases coming of all causes. Become stout Marses. And I'll Be bound. afore the flood. But taking. to fright the plague Out of the kingdom in three months. A month's grief in a day. I'll do't. and at the rate— .daughters. Shall serve the whole city. Mean time. then. and beget young Cupids. I'll give away so much unto my man. on a knife's point. And.

and a treatise penn'd by Adam— SUR. How! MAM. and in High Dutch. . I would not willingly be gull'd. He did. And Solomon have written of the art. You are incredulous. Will you believe antiquity? records? I'll shew you a book where Moses and his sister. Of the philosopher's stone. SUR. in High Dutch? MAM. What paper? MAM. Which proves it was the primitive tongue. SUR.SUR. Faith I have a humour. Your stone Cannot transmute me. On cedar board. Did Adam write. Ay. MAM. sir. does with water? MAM. As he that built the Water-work. Pertinax. [my] Surly. SUR.

SUR. AS A SERVANT. the dragon: The dragon's teeth. mercury sublimate. Will last 'gainst worms. all that fable of Medea's charms. All abstract riddles of our stone. Which was no other than a book of alchemy. O that. they say. Argus' eyes. The manner of our work. And they are gathered into Jason's helm. That keeps the whiteness. and then sow'd in Mars his field. Both this. our furnace. I have a piece of Jason's fleece. a good fat ramvellum. and the biting. Writ in large sheep-skin. Boccace his Demogorgon. 'Gainst cob-webs. MAM. the Hesperian garden. indeed. our argent-vive. till they're fixed. The alembic. Still breathing fire. 'Tis like your Irish wood. Such was Pythagoras' thigh.] . too. the bulls. And. And thence sublimed so often. [ENTER FACE. Pandora's tub. Cadmus' story. thousands more. the boon of Midas. Jove's shower. hardness.

That were but now discover'd to her master. Be rich. No. . FACE. The evening will set red upon you. sir. MAM. aloud. thou shalt have ingots. Pertinax. sir. This town will not half serve me. Like a wench with child. three hours hence prepare you To see projection. crimson: the red ferment Has done his office. MAM. Excellent witty Lungs!—my only care Where to get stuff enough now. This day.—Is it. Again I say to thee. Give lords th' affront. You have colour for it. my Surly. MAM. and tomorrow. my Zephyrus.—How now! Do we succeed? Is our day come? and holds it? FACE. right? Blushes the bolt's-head? FACE. to project on. That's true. sir! buy The covering off o' churches.

weigh'd those I put in. thrown by many a coal. Yes. Yes. I will manumit thee from the I will restore thee thy complexion. FACE.— Lungs. sir. just. these blear'd eyes Have wak'd to read your several colours. the sanguis agni? FACE. new. the green lion. And. MAM. the crow. Or cap them. and repair this Hurt with the fume o' the metals. Hard for your worship. MAM. sir. lastly. To keep your heat still even. with shingles. Let them stand bare. I have blown. furnace. the plumed swan. Where's master? . rafters. good thatch: Thatch will lie light upon the Lungs. Lost in the embers. sir. Puffe.FACE. Thou hast descry'd the flower. as do their auditory. When 'twas not beech. No. MAM. Of the pale citron. The peacock's tail. brain.

Both blood and spirit. and I will make me a back With the elixir. he's doing his devotions For the success. FACE. mine oval room Fill'd with such pictures as Tiberius took From Elephantis. MAM. and dull Aretine . sir. I will have all my beds blown up. MAM.FACE. not stuft. sir.— Thou'rt sure thou saw'st it blood? FACE. Equal with Solomon. Lungs. Yes. thou shalt be the master Of my seraglio. MAM. But do you hear? I'll geld you. Good man. that shall be as tough As Hercules. sir. to encounter fifty a night. At his prayers. Down is too hard: and then. Lungs. FACE. who had the stone Alike with me. For I do mean To have a list of wives and concubines. Good. I will set a period To all thy labours. MAM. he. sir.

And my flatterers Shall be the pure and gravest of divines. or [a] rich lawyer. and then my poets The same that writ so subtly of the fart. to make me eunuchs of: . To lose ourselves in. each-where. Then. That I can get for money. And I shall carry it? MAM. I'll have no bawds. Best of all others. The few that would give out themselves to be Court and town-stallions. vapour'd 'bout the room. like pits To fall into. and. No. and my baths.But coldly imitated. my glasses Cut in more subtle angles.— Is it arrived at ruby?—Where I spy A wealthy citizen. Have a sublimed pure wife. My mists I'll have of perfume. Whom I will entertain still for that subject. My mere fools. Those will I beg. from whence we will come forth. to disperse And multiply the figures. But fathers and mothers: they will do it best. Eloquent burgesses. unto that fellow I'll send a thousand pound to be my cuckold. bely Ladies who are known most innocent for them. FACE. as I walk Naked between my succubae. And roll us dry in gossamer and roses.

and the swelling unctuous paps Of a fat pregnant sow. Apicius' diet. I'll go look . in Indian shells. My foot-boy shall eat pheasants. The tongues of carps. calver'd salmons. "There's gold. made in a plume to gather wind. and studded With emeralds. now we have the med'cine. and poignant sauce. Knots. and rubies. Dishes of agat set in gold. We will be brave. lampreys: I myself will have The beards of barbels served. 'gainst the epilepsy: And I will eat these broths with spoons of amber. I'll say unto my cook. For which. and be a knight. Go forth. dormice. Puffe. Boil'd in the spirit of sol. hyacinths. godwits. and dissolv'd pearl. sapphires. instead of sallads. Sir.And they shall fan me with ten estrich tails A-piece. Drest with an exquisite." FACE. My meat shall all come in. and camels' heels. Oil'd mushrooms. Headed with diamond and carbuncle. newly cut off.

A little, how it heightens. [EXIT.] MAM. Do.—My shirts I'll have of taffeta-sarsnet, soft and light As cobwebs; and for all my other raiment, It shall be such as might provoke the Persian, Were he to teach the world riot anew. My gloves of fishes' and birds' skins, perfumed With gums of paradise, and eastern air— SUR. And do you think to have the stone with this? MAM. No, I do think t' have all this with the stone. SUR. Why, I have heard he must be homo frugi, A pious, holy, and religious man, One free from mortal sin, a very virgin. MAM. That makes it, sir; he is so: but I buy it; My venture brings it me. He, honest wretch, A notable, superstitious, good soul, Has worn his knees bare, and his slippers bald,

With prayer and fasting for it: and, sir, let him Do it alone, for me, still. Here he comes. Not a profane word afore him: 'tis poison.— [ENTER SUBTLE.] Good morrow, father. SUB. Gentle son, good morrow, And to your friend there. What is he, is with you? MAM. An heretic, that I did bring along, In hope, sir, to convert him. SUB. Son, I doubt You are covetous, that thus you meet your time In the just point: prevent your day at morning. This argues something, worthy of a fear Of importune and carnal appetite. Take heed you do not cause the blessing leave you, With your ungovern'd haste. I should be sorry To see my labours, now even at perfection, Got by long watching and large patience, Not prosper where my love and zeal hath placed them. Which (heaven I call to witness, with your self,

To whom I have pour'd my thoughts) in all my ends, Have look'd no way, but unto public good, To pious uses, and dear charity Now grown a prodigy with men. Wherein If you, my son, should now prevaricate, And, to your own particular lusts employ So great and catholic a bliss, be sure A curse will follow, yea, and overtake Your subtle and most secret ways. MAM. I know, sir; You shall not need to fear me; I but come, To have you confute this gentleman. SUR. Who is, Indeed, sir, somewhat costive of belief Toward your stone; would not be gull'd. SUB. Well, son, All that I can convince him in, is this, The WORK IS DONE, bright sol is in his robe. We have a medicine of the triple soul, The glorified spirit. Thanks be to heaven, And make us worthy of it!—Ulen Spiegel! FACE [WITHIN]. Anon, sir. SUB. Look well to the register. And let your heat still lessen by degrees,

To the aludels. FACE [WITHIN]. Yes, sir. SUB. Did you look On the bolt's-head yet? FACE [WITHIN]. Which? on D, sir? SUB. Ay; What's the complexion? FACE [WITHIN]. Whitish. SUB. Infuse vinegar, To draw his volatile substance and his tincture: And let the water in glass E be filter'd, And put into the gripe's egg. Lute him well; And leave him closed in balneo. FACE [WITHIN]. I will, sir. SUR. What a brave language here is! next to canting. SUB. I have another work, you never saw, son, That three days since past the philosopher's wheel, In the lent heat of Athanor; and's become

Sulphur of Nature. MAM. But 'tis for me? SUB. What need you? You have enough in that is perfect. MAM. O but— SUB. Why, this is covetise! MAM. No, I assure you, I shall employ it all in pious uses, Founding of colleges and grammar schools, Marrying young virgins, building hospitals, And now and then a church. [RE-ENTER FACE.] SUB. How now! FACE. Sir, please you, Shall I not change the filter? SUB. Marry, yes; And bring me the complexion of glass B. [EXIT FACE.] MAM. Have you another?

SUB. Yes, son; were I assured— Your piety were firm, we would not want The means to glorify it: but I hope the best. — I mean to tinct C in sand-heat to-morrow, And give him imbibition. MAM. Of white oil? SUB. No, sir, of red. F is come over the helm too, I thank my Maker, in S. Mary's bath, And shews lac virginis. Blessed be heaven! I sent you of his faeces there calcined: Out of that calx, I have won the salt of mercury. MAM. By pouring on your rectified water? SUB. Yes, and reverberating in Athanor. [RE-ENTER FACE.] How now! what colour says it? FACE. The ground black, sir. MAM. That's your crow's head? SUR. Your cock's-comb's, is it not?

SUB. No, 'tis not perfect. Would it were the crow! That work wants something. SUR [ASIDE]. O, I looked for this. The hay's a pitching. SUB. Are you sure you loosed them In their own menstrue? FACE. Yes, sir, and then married them, And put them in a bolt's-head nipp'd to digestion, According as you bade me, when I set The liquor of Mars to circulation In the same heat. SUB. The process then was right. FACE. Yes, by the token, sir, the retort brake, And what was saved was put into the pellican, And sign'd with Hermes' seal. SUB. I think 'twas so. We should have a new amalgama. SUR [ASIDE]. O, this ferret Is rank as any pole-cat.

SUB. But I care not: Let him e'en die; we have enough beside, In embrion. H has his white shirt on? FACE. Yes, sir, He's ripe for inceration, he stands warm, In his ash-fire. I would not you should let Any die now, if I might counsel, sir, For luck's sake to the rest: it is not good. MAM. He says right. SUR [ASIDE]. Ay, are you bolted? FACE. Nay, I know't, sir, I have seen the ill fortune. What is some three ounces Of fresh materials? MAM. Is't no more? FACE. No more, sir. Of gold, t'amalgame with some six of mercury. MAM. Away, here's money. What will serve? FACE. Ask him, sir. MAM. How much?

SUR. By hanging him in balneo vaporoso. but that you will have it so. A third is in ascension.SUB. sir. Son. do. . I exalt our med'cine.] SUR. and be cozen'd. And the philosopher's vinegar? FACE. Yes. SUB. Go your ways. When do you make projection? SUB. We shall have a sallad! MAM. be not hasty. [GIVES FACE THE MONEY. To see conclusions of all: for two Of our inferior works are at fixation. This needs not. Ay.] SUB. There 'tis. [EXIT. Yes. MAM. then congeal him. Have you set the oil of luna in kemia? FACE. twenty. Give him nine pound:—you may give him ten. And giving him solution.

For look. MAM. Your brass. As good as any of the natural mine. if at first one ounce convert a hundred. Yes.And then dissolve him. and your andirons. As. Then I may send my spits? SUB. and your racks. Yes. you may bring them too: We'll change all metals. then again congeal him. in all examinations. and hooks? Shall he not? . Not those of iron? SUB. Get you your stuff here against afternoon. ten. a thousand thousand ounces Of any imperfect metal. So many times I add unto his virtue. into pure Silver or gold. SUR. he'll turn a thousand. how oft I iterate the work. And dripping-pans. a hundred: After his fifth. and pot-hangers. His third solution. MAM. After his second loose. SUR. I believe you in that. his fourth. your pewter.

SUR. SUR. Why. But much less charity.—To be an ass. should I gull myself. . How. Sir. But your whole work. As they do eggs in Egypt! SUB. No egg but differs from a chicken more Than metals in themselves. I think that the greater miracle.SUB. sir! MAM. sir. what have you observ'd. in our art. sir. sir. If he please. SUB. SUB. If I should? SUB. Why. no more. Seems so impossible? SUR. And little hope. This gentleman you must bear withal: I told you he had no faith. do you Believe that eggs are hatch'd so? SUR. That you should hatch gold in a furnace.

a certain crass and vicious Portion of earth. Pound him to dust. what is that? SUB. which we call Material liquida. we say— MAM. And is a chicken in potentia. SUB. The egg's ordain'd by nature to that end. And that Our art doth further. That cannot be. There must be remote matter. Which would be gold. . now it heats: stand.SUR. It is. SUR. concorporate. SUB. both which. of the one part. On the other part. Ay. Ay. MAM. father. A humid exhalation. or the unctuous water. The same we say of lead and other metals. for 'twere absurb To think that nature in the earth bred gold Perfect in the instant: something went before. if they had time. Marry. SUB. Ay.

malleable. Who are the parents of all other metals. or to quicksilver. it becomes a stone: Where it retains more of the humid fatness. But these two Make the rest ductile. by our fire. Which is the last. Nor can this remote matter suddenly Progress so from extreme unto extreme. It turns to sulphur. scorpions of an herb. for we do find Seeds of them. That both do act and suffer. And can produce the species of each metal More perfect thence. beetles. Some do believe hermaphrodeity. But common to all metals and all stones. As to grow gold. in all metals. who doth not see in daily practice Art can beget bees. For. and gold in them. extensive. The other of the female.Do make the elementary matter of gold. mercury is engender'd. where it is forsaken of that moisture. then Proceeds she to the perfect. hornets. Out of the carcases and dung of creatures. Beside. the one. and leap o'er all the means. wasps. Yea. than nature doth in earth. Which is not yet propria materia. Sulphur of the fat and earthy part. supplying the place of male. Of that airy And oily water. Nature doth first beget the imperfect. And even in gold they are. And hath more driness. being rightly .

your med'cine. Somewhat like tricks o' the cards. sir. and your . far more perfect And excellent than metals. your lac virginis. your crow. and your chrysosperm. Rather than I'll be brayed. sir. SUB. Whereon no one of your writers 'grees with other? Of your elixir. your tutie. Your stone. and your mercury. What else are all your terms. Well said.placed? And these are living creatures. father! Nay. your dragon. Your oil of height. your sulphur. with an argument. stay. if he take you in hand. MAM. Your toad. your blood. to cheat a man With charming. sir. Sir? SUR. your magnesia. Your marchesite. SUR. Your sal. He'll bray you in a mortar. I'll believe That Alchemy is a pretty kind of game. your tree of life. Pray you.

And make it vulgar. heautarit. man's blood. Hair o' the head. With all your broths. Your sun. your menstrues. And then your red man. and clay. Would burst a man to name? SUB. zernich. merds. writers Used to obscure their art. and your white woman. burnt clouts. And worlds of other strange ingredients. chalk. glass. azoch. 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. Powder of bones. That were the fountains and first springs of . And all these named. and materials. Of piss and egg-shells. SUB. so I told him— Because the simple idiot should not learn it. chibrit. which art our MAM. your adrop. Intending but one thing. women's terms. your firmament. scalings of iron. Your lato. your moon.panther. Sir.

you traitor. And clear'd to him. Who is it. Let me entreat you. 'Sprecious!—What do you mean? go in. good lady. I urg'd that.— Who is this? SUB. sir? SUB. SUB. Wrapp'd in perplexed allegories? MAM. only because He would have made Ours common. sir? . Wherein. Go! [EXIT FACE.] FACE. [DOL RETIRES.] MAM. You very knave! do you use me thus? FACE. that Sisyphus was damn'd To roll the ceaseless stone. DOL [APPEARS AT THE DOOR]. Sir. Go in and see.wisdom.] —Where's this varlet? [RE-ENTER FACE.

what is she? FACE. man. Nothing. stay. MAM. sir. sir.] What now? FACE. I dare not. [EXIT. sir. MAM. How! pray thee.SUB. Would she. sir. But ours the most ignorant. Lungs. she would speak with you. What's the matter. nothing. All arts have still had. 'Twas not my fault. sir. their adversaries. SUB. good sir? I have not seen you thus distemper'd: who is't? SUB.— [RE-ENTER FACE. MAM. . Stay. A lord's sister. sir! Follow me.] MAM [STOPPING HIM]. FACE. Stay.

He's Too scrupulous that way: it is his vice. and sent hither— He'll be mad too. to be cured. Lungs! . She's mad.— Why sent hither? FACE. a Bradamante. a brave piece.] How now. I warrant thee. Sir. or his tedious recipes. do him right. Lo you!—Here. No.— MAM. he will not hear a word Of Galen. by this light. MAM. sir! [EXIT. An excellent Paracelsian. and has done Strange cures with mineral physic. Heart. SUB [WITHIN]. He deals all With spirits.] MAM. rascal! FACE.— [RE-ENTER FACE. O.FACE. no: do not wrong him. he. this is a bawdy-house! I will be burnt else. Why. he's a rare physician. SUR. 'Fore God. sir.

As you would run mad too. She falls into her fit. MAM. as you are. be patient. I am sent in haste. she is a most rare scholar. Yes. sir. To fetch a vial. to hear her. You are very right. Wherein? pray ye. MAM. How might one do t' have conference with her. O divers have run mad upon conference: I do not know. sir. No. sir. SUR. If you but name a word touching the Hebrew." let him alone. and will discourse So learnedly of genealogies. speak softly. SUR. MAM. FACE. Lungs? FACE. And is gone mad with studying Broughton's works. sir.FACE. Be not gull'd. I meant To have told your worship all. Softly. the . sir Mammon. he will not be "gull'd. This must not hear.

in good faith. Drink that. like quicksilver.And trust confederate knaves and bawds and whores. MAM. One word. He is extreme angry that you saw her. [GOING. No trick to give a man a taste of her—wit— Or so? .] MAM. FACE. Over the helm. any thing— MAM. Ulen. MAM.] What is she when she's out of her fit? FACE. You are too foul. believe it. Of mathematics. sir. knave. FACE. bawdry. Stay. Is she no way accessible? no means. the most affablest creature. [GIVES HIM MONEY. sir! so merry! So pleasant! she'll mount you up. O. I dare not. A very vegetal: discourse of state.—Come here. and circulate like oil.

MAM. Their stone is letchery enough to pay for. O yes. [EXIT. The original of this disaster. I did not think one of your breeding Would traduce personages of worth. and means. Of all mankind. SUR. Without this bait. sir. Your friend to use. but I forgot.] MAM. I do think. yet still loth to be gull'd: I do not like your philosophical bawds. Sir Epicure. I'll come to you again. . And yet you never saw her Till now! MAM. you abuse yourself.SUB [WITHIN]. believe it. Ulen! FACE. One of the treacherousest memories. SUR. I have. 'Heart. Surly. and her friends. Her brother Has told me all. I know the lady.

if you have it not about you. SUR. and your lunary. should thus. Till we meet next. Nay. With his own oaths. That a grave sir. 'tis true. that has no need. at other times. too. . Your menstruum simplex! I'll have gold before you. A wise sir. Your lapis mineralis. now I think on't. Give me your honest trick yet at primero. MAM. Heart! can it be. And I respect his house. Tut. A very treacherous memory! MAM. He's one I honour. and arguments. a rich. My lord— He will not have his name known. by this hand. On my faith— SUR. Or gleek. SUR. and take your lutum sapientis.SUR. What call you her brother? MAM. and my noble friend. pass it. make hard means To gull himself? An this be your elixir.

were the marshal here to thank me: The naming this commander doth confirm it.And with less danger of the quicksilver. [WHISPERS MAMMON. and come Again within two hours. and to a second purpose. I'll swear it. unto the party. sir. [TO SURLY.] Desires you meet him in the Temple-church. That you may see her converse. I am sure it is a bawdy-house.—Sir. now.— [WALKS ASIDE. you shall have My master busy examining o' the works. You'll meet the captain's worship? SUR. and upon earnest business.] if you please to quit us. And I will steal you in. Don Face! why. Here's one from Captain Face. shall I say.] But. I will. Now. he's the most authentic dealer In these commodities. the superintendant To all the quainter traffickers in town! . [RE-ENTER FACE. Sir.] FACE. Or the hot sulphur. by attorney. Sir. Some half-hour hence.

sir.] MAM.He is the visitor. SUR. dear sir Mammon. and in what smock. he does pray. I follow you. I will not. This gentleman has a parlous head. As my life. FACE. FACE. Be constant to thy promise? FACE. MAM. Who lies with whom. to suspicion. and does appoint. To laugh: for you that are. though no philosopher. straight. what price. [EXIT. Which gown. 'tis thought. by a third person. and at what hour. You'll give your poor friend leave. what fall. sir. But wilt thou Ulen. to find The subtleties of this dark labyrinth: Which if I do discover. you'll not forget. Him will I prove. But do so. shall weep. good sir. Sir. Sir Epicure. I shall leave you. avoid . what tire.

Thou hast witch'd me. Wilt thou do this? FACE. and praise me. Send your stuff. MAM. An empress. Your jack. Thou art a villain—I will send my jack. sir! MAM. my Lungs! I love thee. Away. and all. . Lungs. what else. and yourself. I could bite thine ear. sir? And that you'll make her royal with the stone. MAM. King of Bantam. I am a noble fellow? FACE. rogue: take. Will I. And say. And wilt thou insinuate what I am. MAM. thou dost not care for me. O. Slave. that my master May busy himself about projection. sir.] FACE. And the weights too.MAM. go. FACE. [GIVES HIM MONEY. sir.

sir. Shall not advance thee better: no. nor faster. i'faith. Set thee on a bench. [EXIT. nay. a count palatine— FACE.] [RE-ENTER SUBTLE AND DOL.] SUB. Come. I was born to make thee. go. SUB. and have thee twirl a chain With the best lord's vermin of 'em all. And swallowed.FACE. and now he plays. Away. my Subtle. sir. Has he bit? has he bit? FACE. MAM. my good weasel. sir! MAM. MAM. Thorough both the gills. . too. FACE. And shall we twitch him? FACE. A count. Good. Not I. I have given him line.

Have all the tricks of a proud scurvy lady. but he straight firks mad. FACE. with which a man No sooner's taken. now! The Temple-church.A wench is a rare bait. And's iron shoeing-horn. pray for me. I'll about it. Ay. Well. If I can strike a fine hook into him. I warrant you. I'll not forget my race. there I have cast mine angle. O monsieur Caution. Dol. you must now Bear yourself statelich. I must not lose my wary gamester yonder. His jack too. SUB. SUB. sanguine! SUB. And be as rude as her woman. O let me alone. that WILL NOT BE GULL'D? FACE. DOL. my Lord What'ts'hums sister. laugh and talk aloud. . Well said. I have spoke to him. But will he send his andirons? FACE. I'll keep my distance. Well.

now. [EXIT FACE WITH THE GOWN. Ods so! 'tis he. first. that should deal For Mammon's jack and andirons. Madam. 'Pray God it be my anabaptist—Who is't. but old language. Face. [EXIT DOL. to your withdrawing chamber. I know him not: he looks like a goldendman.] Now. help me off. for the holy brethren Of Amsterdam. new gesture. Dol? DOL. Let him in. the exiled saints.[KNOCKING WITHOUT.] Stay.] Away.] SUB. more gudgeons! Dol. scout. What. he said he would send what call you him? The sanctified elder. with my gown. In a new tune. SUB. to make him . scout! [DOL GOES TO THE WINDOW. Stay. I must use him In some strange fashion. that hope To raise their discipline by it. you must go to the door. — This fellow is sent from one negociates with me About the stone too.

Sir! SUB. No: terra damnata Must not have entrance in the work. . Yes.—Who are you? ANA.— [ENTER ANANIAS.] FACE. sir. Then pour it on the Sol. Take away the recipient.] [ALOUD. I understand no heathen language. or heterogene? ANA. And let them macerate together. A faithful brother.] Where is my drudge? [RE-ENTER FACE. truly. What's that? A Lullianist? a Ripley? Filius artis? Can you sublime and dulcify? calcine? Know you the sapor pontic? sapor stiptic? Or what is homogene. in the cucurbite. FACE.admire me. And rectify your menstrue from the phlegma. And save the ground? SUB. if it please you. SUB.

Like a philosopher: answer in the language. SUB. Or chrysopoeia. or panarchic knowledge. Name the vexations. ablution. Sirrah. sublimation. A heathen language? ANA. stand you forth and speak to him. or spagyrica. FACE. SUB. After mortification. SUB.SUB. and Fixation. This is heathen Greek to you. putrefaction. Cohobation. All's heathen but the Hebrew. Solution. calcination. Heathen Greek. my varlet. How! heathen Greek? ANA. What's cohobation? . I take it. and the martyrisations Of metals in the work. Or the pamphysic. SUB. now!— And when comes vivification? FACE. ceration. Sir. Heathen! you Knipper-doling? is Ars sacra.

With the calce of egg-shells. What's your ultimum supplicium auri? FACE. and his suscitability. and then drawing him off. Malleation. This is heathen Greek to you!—And what's your mercury? FACE. Your magisterium now. What's the proper passion of metals? FACE. By his viscosity. SUB. How do you sublime him? FACE. To the trine circle of the seven spheres. What's that? . SUB. SUB. A very fugitive. 'Tis the pouring on Your aqua regis. sir. How know you him? FACE. talc. SUB. White marble. he will be gone. Antimonium. SUB. SUB. His oleosity.FACE.

SUB. Dry into cold. moist into hot. Hot into dry.FACE. Shifting. And not a stone. it is coagulated. This is heathen Greek to you still! Your lapis philosophicus? FACE. O. cold into moist. If you make it to fly. 'Tis a stone. a soul. a servant of the exiled brethren. sir. Enough.] This is heathen Greek to you! What are you. Your teacher? . Please you. And make a just account unto the saints: A deacon. you are sent from master Wholesome. it flieth. a spirit. and a body: Which if you do dissolve. it is dissolved. your elements. [EXIT FACE. SUB. If you coagulate. sir? ANA. SUB. That deal with widows' and with orphans' goods.

in truth. And if their parents were not of the faithful!— I will not trust you. SUB. Of what kind. you'd cozen else. 'Slid. Our very zealous pastor.ANA. Their utmost value. sir? SUB. SUB. Metals. Because We then are to deal justly. that we must use our medicine on: Wherein the brethren may have a pennyworth For ready money. now I think on it. Were the orphans' parents Sincere professors? SUB. Pewter and brass. andirons and kitchenware. Good! I have Some orphans' goods to come here. From Tribulation Wholesome. ANA. Have . Why do you ask? ANA. 'Till I have talked with your pastor. and give. ANA.

You have had. away! Flee. No! how so? ANA. Already thirty pound. the varlet That cozen'd the apostles! Hence. They say. Out. . some ninety more: and they have heard since. That one at Heidelberg. sir. No. surely. and for materials. How! ANA. For the instruments. Till they may see projection. The brethren bid me say unto you. of another sound. mischief! had your holy consistory No name to send me. My name is Ananias. SUB. brought money To buy more coals? ANA. made it of an egg. What's your name? ANA. Surely. SUB. and lome. they will not venture any more. and glasses. SUB. as bricks. And a small paper of pin-dust.

Or the antichristian hierarchy. How now! what mates.] This will fetch 'em. but we'll upon him. If they stay threescore minutes: the aqueity. And make them haste towards their gulling more. and the furnace. Terreity. and all be annull'd. what Baiards have . IN HIS UNIFORM. or what not. to an appetite. A man must deal like a rough nurse. And give me satisfaction. and down th' alembics. All hope of rooting out the bishops. He is busy with his spirits. and sulphureity Shall run together again. Thou wretch! Both sericon and bufo shall be lost. SUB. FOLLOWED BY DRUGGER. shall perish. Tell them.Than wicked Ananias? send your elders Hither to make atonement for you quickly. Thou wicked Ananias! [EXIT ANANIAS. [RE-ENTER FACE. Piger Henricus. or out goes The fire.] FACE. and fright Those that are froward.

—Sir. Nab? DRUG. Striking the senses of the passers by. The Balance? SUB. doctor. Has brought you another piece of gold to look on: —We must appease him. he would be furious. Ay. No. gives the bull. Shall. sir. A townsman born in Taurus. a good lucky one. I told you. FACE. a thriving sign. You would devise—what is it. I was devising now. whose radii. and common.we here? FACE. breed affections.—and prays you. do not say so. Give it me. A sign. by a virtual influence. FACE. He will repent he gave you any more— What say you to his constellation. here's Nab. SUB. I will have his name Form'd in some mystic character. A poor device! No. doctor. the ram. 'Slight. Or the bull's-head: in Aries. . that way is stale.

Out with it." that's "drug:" And right anenst him a dog snarling "er." There's "Drugger. DRUG. doctor. DRUG. That's his sign. Sir. Six o' thy legs more will not do it. A rich young widow— . DRUG. Abel." and "Rug. Sir. Nab. thou art made. He shall have "a bell. I do thank his worship. Nab! SUB.That may result upon the party owns it: As thus— FACE." And by it standing one whose name is "Dee." In a "rug" gown. Yes." Abel Drugger. I have another thing I would impart— FACE." that's "Abel. And here's now mystery and hieroglyphic! FACE. hard by me. FACE. sir. there's "D. He has brought you a pipe of tobacco. there is lodged. Nab.

send her to the doctor. captain. Nab. She's come up here of purpose To learn the fashion. What! dost thou deal. And I do now and then give her a fucus— FACE. Very good. DRUG. DRUG. she wears A hood. No matter. Good (his match too!)—On. DRUG. Abel. Marry. Nab? SUB. . FACE. for which she trusts me With all her mind. I did tell you.FACE. And physic too. she's not in fashion yet. at the most. Ods lid. sometime. Good! a bona roba? DRUG. DRUG. And she does strangely long to know her fortune. Nab. but it stands a cop. sir. FACE. FACE. FACE. But nineteen. Abel.

Nab: what's her brother. it may be thy good fortune. more talk'd of. Yes. DRUG. What! Thou dost not know. FACE. Their honour is their multitude of suitors. No.hither. with a madam I know. sir. And hurt her marriage. my little Nab. she'll never marry Under a knight: her brother has made a vow. I have spoke to her of his worship already. thou shalt tell her this. if 'twere hurt. But she's afraid it will be blown abroad. What! and dost thou despair. Hurt it! 'tis the way To heal it. And seeing so many of the city dubb'd? One glass o' thy water. Knowing what the doctor has set down for thee. and your widows Are ne'er of any price till they be famous. Will have it done. to make it more Follow'd and sought: Nab. DRUG. a knight? . She'll be more known. Send her. FACE.

And. And will go down again. for thee. sir. with her The doctor happ'ly may persuade. Him and his sister. FACE. and is a man himself Of some three thousand a year. How! to quarrel? DRUG. to manage them by line. good captain! FACE. Nab. No. to carry quarrels. 'Slid. that does govern His sister here. and die in the country. and is come up To learn to quarrel. He has made a table. O. As gallants do. sir. Scarce cold in his one and twenty. Touching the art of quarrels: he will give him An instrument to quarrel by.DRUG. bring them both. Go to: 'Shalt give his worship a new damask suit Upon the premises. SUB. the doctor is the only man In Christendom for him. and to live by his wits. sir. a gentleman newly warm in his land. He shall. . FACE. Go. With mathematical demonstrations. Yes.

That was the cause. To get a med'cine for them.He is the honestest fellow. about it. And has the worms. It is the goodest soul!—Abel. This works. FACE. shall have . DRUG. doctor. FACE. sir. and lives with cheese. and he that fails. doctor. sir. Nab. No offers. A wife. Away. 'Tis good tobacco. He will do't.] A miserable rogue. indeed. He'll send you a pound. my dear Subtle! We'll e'en draw lots.—Stay not. and the parties. bring the damask. SUB. Why he came now: he dealt with me in private. Thou shalt know more anon. And thy will too. SUB. SUB. And shall. a wife for one on us. I'll try my power. be gone. O no. FACE. [EXIT ABEL. this! What is't an ounce? FACE.

A man would scarce endure her for the whole. 'Pray God I have not staid too long. Ay. FACE. SUB. Mum. SUB. or be such a burden. FACE.] . catch him. Rather the less: for she may be so light She may want grains. Faith. SUB. I fear it. to your Surly yonder. FACE. and then determine. Content: but Dol must have no breath on't. best let's see her first. [EXEUNT.The more in goods. the other has in tail. Away you. SUB.

Good brother. TRI. SCENE 3. And with philosophy blinds the eyes of man. In pure zeal. ANA. it is a work of darkness. That may give furtherance to the holy cause. He bears The visible mark of the beast in his forehead. ANA. as the trials Sent forth to tempt our frailties.1. he is a heathen. TRI. And such rebukes. I think him a profane person indeed. ENTER TRIBULATION WHOLESOME AND ANANIAS. And for his stone. TRI.ACT 3. . THE LANE BEFORE LOVEWIT'S HOUSE. we must bend unto all means. we of the separation Must bear with willing shoulders. truly. And speaks the language of Canaan. These chastisements are common to the saints. I do not like the man.

that intoxicate The brain of man. Which his cannot: the sanctified cause Should have a sanctified course. our common enemy. and make him prone to passion. but his being Perpetually about the fire. And stand up for the beauteous discipline. We must await his calling. The place he lives in. Unto the motives. And fume of metals. I would ask you. This heat of his may turn into a zeal. When as the work is done. Against the menstruous cloth and rag of Rome. Not always necessary: The children of perdition are oft-times Made instruments even of the greatest works: Beside. we should give somewhat to man's nature. still about the fire. and boiling Brimstone and arsenic? We must give. the stone is made. TRI. Sathan. It may be so. or choleric. and the coming . I say. than your glass-men? More antichristian than your bell-founders? What makes the devil so devilish. and the stirrers up Of humours in the blood. Where have you greater atheists than your cooks? Or more profane.ANA.

Assured me. by man. weighing What need we have to hasten on the work. You did fault.Of the good spirit. T' incline him to a feeling of the cause. And must be daily used in the disease. but by the philosopher's stone.2. And of the spirit. Not since the beautiful light first shone on me: And I am sad my zeal hath so offended. AND THEY ENTER.] Peace be within! [THE DOOR IS OPENED. t' upbraid him With the brethren's blessing of Heidelberg. . TRI. I have not edified more. Let us call on him then. one of Scotland. And so a learned elder. ANA. aurum potabile being The only med'cine. ANA. The motion's good. Which ne'er will be. for the civil magistrate. For the restoring of the silenced saints. [KNOCKS. I will knock first.] SCENE 3. truly.

A ROOM IN LOVEWIT'S HOUSE. turris circulatorius: Lembec. are you come? 'twas time. The brethren had no purpose. retort and pelican Had all been cinders. this doth qualify! TRI. SUB. TRI. it goes down yet. he is come to humble Himself in spirit. verily. SUB. and to ask your patience. Your threescore minutes Were at last thread. To give you the least grievance. Sir. you see: and down had gone Furnus acediae. Why. FOLLOWED BY TRIBULATION AND ANANIAS. This qualifies more! . bolt's-head. ENTER SUBTLE. but are ready To lend their willing hands to any project The spirit and you direct. SUB. be appeased.—Wicked Ananias! Art thou return'd? nay then. O. If too much zeal hath carried him aside From the due path.

with all their fleet) That even the med'cinal use shall make you a faction. now you understand. the saints. by me. Another has the palsy or the dropsy. A lady that is past the feat of body. Have I discours'd so unto you of our stone. It shall be numbered. your friends. This qualifies most! Why. He takes of your incombustible stuff. here. Or what is needful else to the holy work. And of the good that it shall bring your cause? Shew'd you (beside the main of hiring forces Abroad. And for the orphans' goods. drawing the Hollanders. Why. He's young again: there you have made a friend.TRI. let them be valued. to serve you. he have the gout. You help him straight: there you have made a friend. From the Indies. thus it should be. Though not of mind. And party in the realm? As. put the case. Throw down their purse before you. SUB. and hath her face decay'd . you but send three drops of your elixir. That some great man in state.

What can you not do Against lords spiritual or temporal. SUB. SUB.— ANA. . you make them smooth and sound. You cannot But raise you friends. Ananias! ANA. SUB. A lord that is a leper. Or changing His parcel gilt to massy gold. or a squire That hath both these. Christ-tide. A knight that has the bone-ache. With the oil of talc: there you have made a friend. Withal. it is very pregnant. to buy The king of France out of his realms.Beyond all cure of paintings. With a bare fricace of your med'cine: still You increase your friends. Ay. And then the turning of this lawyer's pewter To plate at Christmas. to be of power To pay an army in the field. And all her friends. or Spain Out of his Indies. you restore. I pray you. Yet. TRI. I have done.

And get a tune to call the flock together: For. TRI. I take it. I have spoken it. in your eyes. Let me find grace. a tune does much with women. 'Slight. be adverse in religion. May. to say sooth. I not deny. Bells religious. No warning with you! then farewell my patience. or suck up Your "ha!" and "hum!" in a tune. . Verily. SUB. TRI. it is your bell. But such as are not graced in a state. SUB. All shall perish. You may be any thing. 'tis true. ANA. for their ends. sir. and leave off to make Long-winded exercises. sir. are profane. a tune may be SUB. And other phlegmatic people. I pray you. it shall down: I will not be thus tortured.That shall oppone you? TRI. We may be temporal lords ourselves.

sir. we shall not need.the man He stands corrected: neither did his zeal. or make zealous wives To rob their husbands for the common cause: Nor take the start of bonds broke but one day. TRI. It is indeed an idol. And say. allow a tune somewhere. go on. but trouble. ANA. Nor cast Before your hungry hearers scrupulous bones. SUB. being tow'rd the stone. Which now. Nor shall you need o'er night to eat huge meals. or wear doublets. To peace within him! Pray you. But as your self. Or have that idol starch about their linen. No. The whilst the brethren and the sisters humbled. As whether a Christian may hawk or hunt. I do command thee. sir. to win widows To give you legacies. Abate the stiffness of the flesh. Mind him not. To celebrate your next day's fast the better. . nor your holy vizard. Or whether matrons of the holy assembly May lay their hair out. they were forfeited by providence. spirit of zeal.

but the stone. For propagation of the glorious cause. affected By the whole family or wood of you. Nor shall you need to libel 'gainst the prelates. Only for glory. O. And shorten so your ears against the hearing Of the next wire-drawn grace. Nor of necessity Rail against plays. sir. and profitably. Truly. they are Ways that the godly brethren have invented. and such-like. all's idle to it! nothing! The art of angels' nature's miracle. The divine secret that doth fly in clouds From east to west: and whose tradition . Nor call yourselves By names of Tribulation. famous. Restraint. and whereby also Themselves grow soon. SUB. nor lie With zealous rage till you are hoarse. Not one Of these so singular arts. As very notable means. and to catch the ear Of the disciple. to please the alderman Whose daily custard you devour. Long-patience.SUB. TRI. Persecution.

SUB. for charity. ANA. They are popish all. I may not. When you have view'd . Has he a competent sum there in the bag To buy the goods within? I am made guardian.Is not from men. by revelation. Ananias! ANA. Now see the most be made for my poor orphan. A botcher. But truly. And must. SUB. a very faithful brother. sir. else. to grieve the godly. I will not peace: I will not— TRI. TRI. and a man. Though I desire the brethren too good gainers: There they are within. I do not trust them— TRI. Well. It is an ignorant zeal that haunts him. but spirits. Please the profane. That hath a competent knowledge of the truth. and conscience sake. thou shalt overcome. Ananias. Peace! ANA. I hate traditions.

But how long time. then three days Before he citronise: Some fifteen days. They are ready for projection. And ta'en the inventory of what they are. Sir.— . What will the orphan's goods arise to.and bought 'em. TRI. ten days hence. Some hundred marks. He will be silver potate. ANA. Yes. as much as fill'd three cars. The magisterium will be perfected. my good Ananias. TRI. I'll give't you in by weight. How's the moon now? Eight. Unladed now: you'll make six millions of them. Let me see. must the saints expect yet? SUB. there's no more To do: cast on the med'cine. so much silver As there is tin there. so much gold as brass. think you? SUB. nine. About the second day of the third week. In the ninth month? SUB.

Ay. I have a trick To melt the pewter. and that the saints Do need a present sum. TRI. we are past Fimus equinus. And with a tincture make you as good Dutch dollars As any are in Holland. We must now increase Our fire to ignis ardens. balnei. ANA. instantly. . And then we have finish'd. It will brethren. TRI. But you must carry it secret. How? SUB. cineris.But I must have more coals laid in. and examination. And all those lenter heats. TRI. Ay. but stay. you shall buy now. be shall 'bide the to third the joyful tidings SUB. Another load. Can you so? SUB. If the holy purse Should with this draught fall low.

This is foreign coin. I take it so. SUB. Truly. Where shall it be done? [KNOCKING WITHOUT. ANA. It is but casting. sir. Ha! you distinguish well: Casting of money may be lawful. if we did. TRI. TRI.] SUB. sir.This act of coining. believe Ananias: This case of conscience he is studied in. . or. ANA. 'Tis. There is no scruple. is it lawful? ANA. It is no coining. Lawful! We know no magistrate. The brethren shall approve it lawful. I'll make a question of it to the brethren. SUB. Sir. doubt not. For that we'll talk anon. to be made of it. TRI.

How then? FACE. SUB. And view the parcels. Good pox! yond' costive cheater Never came on. he were happy. SUB. [EXEUNT TRIB. SUB. [ENTER FACE IN HIS UNIFORM. for one that will not yield us grains? I know him of old.] Who is it?—Face! appear. I pray you. AND ANA. Go in. but to have gull'd him. and no such thing. That's the inventory. 'Slight! would you have me stalk like a milljade. Had been a mastery. I'll come to you straight. O.] How now! good prize? FACE. And have you quit him? FACE. All day. Quit him! an hell would quit him too. .There's some to speak with me. I have walk'd the round Till now.

six great slops. Where is the doxy? SUB. Are they within then? . For she must milk his epididimis. delicate linen. Furnished with pistolets. Will straight be here. And come again my self. a don of Spain. beside round trunks. Where is she? She must prepare perfumes.) and to make his battery Upon our Dol. Let him go.FACE. my rogue. black boy! And turn thee. a banquet. FACE. And brought munition with him. Our Dover pier. and her wit. The bath in chief. my dear Delicious compeer. Bigger than three Dutch hoys. our cinque-port. that some fresh news may possess thee. our what thou wilt. Who is come hither private for his conscience. our castle. A noble count. I'll send her to thee: And but despatch my brace of little John Leydens. to have thy bath. and my party-bawd. and pieces of eight. (That is the colour.

by their discipline. lord general. Why. How much? SUB. and my count! My share to-day will not be bought for forty— [ENTER DOL.] DOL. [EXIT. FACE.] FACE. say. Ten pounds of Mammon! Three of my clerk! A portague of my grocer! This of the brethren! beside reversions. boy. What? FACE. And states to come in the widow. this is a lucky day.SUB. As with the few that had entrench'd themselves Safe. A hundred marks. Yes. how fares our camp? FACE. . Pounds. against a world. dainty Dorothy! art thou so near? DOL. Numbering the sum.

general? FACE. he shall be brought here fetter'd With thy fair looks. DOL. And laugh'd within those trenches. A doughty don is taken with my Dol. thy drum. What is he. and so hive him In the swan-skin coverlid. my little God'sgift. as dark as any dungeon. My Dousabel. till he be tame As the poor black-birds were in the great frost. An adalantado. And thou mayst make his ransom what thou wilt. before he sees thee. my Dol. Till he work honey and wax. Or bees are with a bason.Dol. Dol. and thrown In a down-bed. A grandee. and cambric sheets. This dear hour. Was not my Dapper here yet? DOL. brought in Daily by their small parties. Where thou shalt keep him waking with thy drum. Thy drum. . No. girl. and grew fat With thinking on the booties.

I would we knew Another chapman now would buy 'em outright. SUB. I pray he keep away Till our new business be o'erpast. To furnish household. 'Slid. A pox on 'em.— [RE-ENTER SUBTLE. How cam'st thou by this secret don? FACE. Excellent.] How now! have you done? SUB. Nab shall do't against he have the widow. They are gone: the sum Is here in bank. . Face. SUB. Nor my Drugger? DOL. well thought on: Pray God he come! FACE. But. Done.FACE. They are so long a furnishing! such stinkards Would not be seen upon these festival days. FACE. FACE. A spirit Brought me th' intelligence in a paper here. my Face. Neither.

And tickle him with thy mother tongue. He will come here in a hired coach. And our own coachman. whom I have sent as guide. O no.As I was conjuring yonder in my circle For Surly. Dapper. close.] SUB. So much the easier to be cozen'd. [KNOCKING WITHOUT. Sweet Dol. do you hear? good action. not yet this hour.] SUB. . by my means. Your bath Is famous. Subtle.] Who's that? [EXIT DOL. like a scallop. obscure. Firk. like a flounder. kiss. It is not he? FACE. no losing O' the least time: and. Who is't? DOL. His great Verdugoship has not a jot of language. I have my flies abroad. my Dolly. [RE-ENTER DOL. You must go tune your virginal. No creature else.

] O sir. here are more! Abel. I have had the most ado to win him to it!— He swears you'll be the darling of the dice: He never heard her highness dote till now. SUB. Your aunt has given you the most gracious .] and.] 'Slight. It shall be brief enough.Your clerk. FACE. the heir. No. Let's dispatch him for God's sake.] [ENTER DAPPER. [GOES TO THE WINDOW. That fain would quarrel. On with your tire. And the widow? FACE. Away! [EXIT SUB. 'Twill be long. SUB. The doctor is within a moving for you. take but the cues I give you. Not that I see. doctor. with your robes. queen of Fairy. God's will then. and I think the angry boy. FACE. you are welcome. [EXIT DOL. I warrant you.

thou'lt bring the damask too? DRUG. and kiss her too. I have brought to see the doctor. DAP. honest Nab! Hast brought the damask? NAB. sir? KAS. captain. he says.] What. Is your name Kastril. master Kastril. Where's the widow? DRUG.words That can be thought on. FACE. here's tobacco. Where is the . I'd be sorry else. his sister. FACE. is it so? good time. Shall I see her grace? FACE. and the best of the Kastrils. No. Nab. FACE. See her. Ay. 'Tis well done.— [ENTER ABEL. By fifteen hundred a year. shall come. O. Sir. as he likes. Yes: here's the gentleman. sir. FOLLOWED BY KASTRIL.

and seen them take My mad tobacco-boy. shall inform you. manage a quarrel fairly. Upon fit terms. here. but he will take the height on't Most instantly. for the duello. Sir. FACE. Wherein. Wherewith no sooner shall you make report Of any quarrel. and I can take it too. and shew you An instrument he has of his own making. FACE. sir. you are but young About the town. sir? KAS. The doctor. and tell in what degree . tells me of one That can do things: has he any skill? FACE. It seems. but I have heard some speech Of the angry boys. And I would fain be one of 'em. a KAS. I assure you. To carry a business. not so young. and go down And practise in the country. that can make that question. Sir. And in his shop. To the least shadow of a hair.

I was a stark pimp. but he reads it. And how it may be borne. He made me a captain. KAS. KAS. Anything whatever. if not acute: And this he will demonstrate. But does he teach Living by the wits too? FACE. KAS. You cannot think that subtlety.Of safety it lies in. Or a half circle. whether in a right line. How! to take it? FACE. I'll tell you his method: First. Yes. 'fore I met with him. It is not two months since. But never in diameter. And then. in oblique he'll shew you. he will enter you at some ordinary. and dispute them ordinarily At the eating academies. Just of your standing. or may else be cast Into an angle blunt. I'll not come there: you shall . or mortality. rules To give and take the lie by. or in circle. No. The whole town Study his theorems.

FACE. Spend you! it will repair you when you are spent: How do they live by their wits there. sir? KAS. Here's a young gentleman Is born to nothing. three thousand a-year! FACE. Which I count nothing:—he is to be initiated. Are there such? FACE. And have a fly of the doctor. FACE. Why.] forty marks a year. and tricks.pardon me. He will win . There's gaming there. sir. And gallants yet. forty thousand. Ay. For why. would you be A gallant. FACE. Ay.— [POINTS TO DAPPER. What. that have vented Six times your fortunes? KAS. 'twill spend a man. and not game? KAS. KAS. Ay.

Enough to buy a barony. As play-houses for a poet. within this fortnight. at the groom porter's. at every place. (can but get In credit with a glover. For some two pair of either's ware . all the Christmas: And for the whole year through. The best attendance. as being The goodly president mouth of all the board. You shall have your ordinaries bid for him. Which must be butter'd shrimps: and those that drink To no mouth else. and pay nothing. the best drink. present him with the chair. with the dainty. KAS. They will set him Upmost. and the master Pray him aloud to name what dish he affects. 'Ods my life! do you think it? You shall have a cast commander. and the sharpest knife. or a spurrier. will drink to his. Do you not gull one? FACE. in private. The purest linen. Where there is The partridge next his trencher: and somewhere The dainty bed. sometimes Two glasses of Canary. By unresistible luck.

He'll shew a perspective. In a vacation. sir: when your land is gone. to enjoy To your own use.aforehand. oatmeal. be it pepper. and does but wait To be deliver'd. Hops. His punk and naked boy.) Will. in excellent fashion. or tobacco. He will do more. soap. when small money is stirring. Whose bonds are current for commodity. woad. or cheeses. where on one side You shall behold the faces and the persons Of all sufficient young heirs in town. Arrive at competent means to keep himself. the very street and sign Where the commodity dwells. and others. On th' other side. dealing [but] with him. Who would expect a share. As men of spirit hate to keep earth long. by most swift posts. That without help of any second broker. And ordinaries suspended till the term. All which you may so handle. will trust such parcels: In the third square. and never stand obliged. Will the doctor teach this? FACE. the merchants' forms. KAS. . And be admired for't.

God's will. Why. the fortunat'st man! He's sent to. How should I know it? . Nab. and to know their fortunes.KAS. sir. all over England. I'faith! is he such a fellow? FACE. It's a strange thing:— By the way. And then for making matches for rich widows. I'll tell you. FACE. Young gentlewomen. And that same melancholy breeds worms. KAS. but pass it:— He told me. Truth. And then he was so sick— DRUG. it breeds melancholy. you must eat no cheese. and no more I was not. far and near. Nab here knows him. my suster shall see him. To have his counsel. honest Nab here was ne'er at tavern But once in's life! DRUG. What he did tell me of Nab. FACE. Could he tell you that too? FACE. heirs.

Yes. . that was with the grief Thou took'st for being cess'd at eighteenpence. That lay so heavy o' my stomach— FACE.—did cure me. For the water-work. My head did so ach— FACE. FACE. The doctor told me: and then a good old woman — DRUG. she dwells in Sea-coallane. faith. In truth. for what with the noise of the fidlers. And he has no head To bear any wine. Cost me but two-pence. I had another sickness Was worse than that. And care of his shop. DRUG. Ay.DRUG. And had a piece of fat ram-mutton to supper. and it was like T' have cost me almost my life. With sodden ale. And he was fain to be brought home. for he dares keep no servants— DRUG. In troth we had been a shooting. and pellitory of the wall.

master Dapper. so says the doctor. Thy hair went off? DRUG. You see how I turn clients here away. KAS. tobacco-boy. have you . sir. [ASIDE. [EXIT. Sir. I go. To give your cause dispatch. KAS. 'twas done for spight. Yes. I'll see this learned boy before I go. he is busy now: But if you have a sister to fetch hither.FACE. FACE.] Subtle and I Must wrestle for her. And so shall she. Perhaps your own pains may command her sooner.] —Come on. Nay. Drugger.] FACE. go fetch my suster. she's thine: the damask!— [EXIT ABEL. Pray thee. And he by that time will be free. FACE.

FACE. you are too just. FACE. Good! DAP. And an old Harry's sovereign. But that she will not shew it.perform'd The ceremonies were enjoin'd you? DAP. Yes. shillings. And three James Elizabeth groat. Just twenty nobles. shillings. . Yes. FACE. 'Tis well: that shirt may do you More worship than you think. Have you provided for her grace's servants? DAP. and an here are six score Edward FACE. t' have a sight of you. I would you had had the other noble in Maries. O. of the vinegar. Your aunt's afire. Very good! DAP. And the clean shirt.

. SUB. [ENTER SUBTLE. FACE. those same Are best of all: where are they? Hark. you must answer. If you have. SUB. WITH A STRIPE OF CLOTH. the doctor. And hath cried hum? FACE. And as oft buz? FACE. SUB. Thrice. I have some Philip and Maries. Thrice. DAP. Ay.DAP. I have. He is come. Is yet her grace's cousin come? FACE. DISGUISED LIKE A PRIEST OF FAIRY. Yes. And is he fasting? FACE. DAP. say.] SUB [IN A FEIGNED VOICE].

ev'n of that a piece she hath sent Which. With as much love as then her grace did tear it. About his eyes. trusting unto her to make his state. [THEY BLIND HIM WITH THE RAG. the queen doth note: And therefore. Hoping that he hath vinegar'd his senses. As he was bid. Then. Upon her grace's word—throw away your purse— As she would ask it. to wrap him in was rent. But what he will part withal as willingly. Which that he will perform. By me. FACE.—handkerchiefs and all— . she doth not doubt him. she doth importune. And. the Fairy queen dispenses. Which that he straight put on. He'll throw away all worldly pelf about him. being a child. And though to fortune near be her petticoat. to her cuz.] to shew he is fortunate. She need not doubt him. this robe. sir. Alas. the petticoat of fortune. And prays him for a scarf he now will wear it. Yet nearer is her smock. he has nothing.SUB.

Or a silver seal at your wrist.] She cannot bid that thing. ti. you are undone. her grace will send Her fairies here to search you. Truly. therefore deal Directly with her highness: if they find That you conceal a mite.] DAP. there's all. DAP. All what? DAP. if you tell not truth. cast it off. Keep nothing that is transitory about you.— [DOL PLAYS ON THE CITTERN WITHIN. FACE.] Bid Dol play music. [ASIDE TO SUBTLE. AS THEY BID HIM. [THEY PINCH HIM. O! I have a paper with a spur-ryal in't. .— If you have a ring about you. My money. truly.[HE THROWS AWAY. the elves are come. Ti. To pinch you. Advise you. FACE. FACE. but he'll obey.] Look.

Nay. O. ti ti do. sir. DAP. they say. Ti. titi. hold: he is her grace's nephew. you shall care. They must pinch him or he will never confess. [THEY PINCH HIM AGAIN. SUB. and swears by the LIGHT when he is blinded. ti. ti? What care you? good faith. ti. Ti. titi. [ASIDE TO SUB.] In the other pocket.— Deal plainly. they say. ta. ti da. ti-ti-ti. By this good light. O! FACE. I have nothing. Ti. SUB. ti. and shame the fairies. SUB.They knew't. ti. ti. FACE. ti. titi. He does equivocate she says: Ti. pray you. ti. titi. Titi. Shew You are innocent. to. . He has more yet. ti do ti. Ti.] DAP.

Yonder's your knight. I thought 'twas something. Dol? DOL. sir Mammon. And would you incur Your aunt's displeasure for these trifles? Come. By this good DARK. What news.] You may wear your leaden heart still. FACE.] How now! SUB. that my love gave me. I had rather you had thrown away twenty halfcrowns. And you are not ready now! Dol. SUB. Here hard by: he is at the door. .— [ENTER DOL HASTILY. we never thought of him till now! Where is he? DOL. get his suit. I have nothing but a half-crown Of gold about my wrist. 'Ods lid. FACE. [TAKES IT OFF. And a leaden heart I wore since she forsook me.DAP.

ti. Who's there? sir Epicure. but till his back be turned. Would her grace speak with me? I come. ti. [RE-ENTER DOL. lay him back awhile. and she has sent you . ti. WITH FACE'S CLOTHES. Dol! SUB. FACE.] —Ti.] FACE [SPEAKS THROUGH THE KEYHOLE]. O. Her grace Commends her kindly to you.—Quickly. Please you to walk Three or four turns. ti. I long to see her grace. Why.[EXIT DOL. And I am for you.] He must not be sent back. DAP. With some device. My master's in the way. Now he's on the spit? SUB.—Help. Dol! [KNOCKING WITHOUT. by no means. ti. master Dapper. What shall we do with this same puffin here. SUB. She now is set At dinner in her bed.

— SUB. he shall Hold out. FACE. Of what? FACE. FACE. .From her own private trencher. sir. she says. He that hath pleas'd her grace Thus far. I can assure you that. Make you it fit. Of gingerbread. For that we'll put. a dead mouse. SUB. And stay your stomach. and let him fit you. It would be better for you. sir. for her highness. He must not see. an 'twere this two hours. We will not lose All we have done. till then. — Gape. A stay in's mouth. Sir. lest you faint with fasting: Yet if you could hold out till she saw you. nor speak To any body. And a piece of gingerbread. shall not now crincle for a little. to be merry withal.

Where shall we now Bestow him? DOL. All: Only the fumigation's somewhat strong. Are they perfumed. I now must shew you Fortune's privy lodgings. by and by. Sir Epicure.] SUB. and his bath ready? SUB. [EXEUNT WITH DAPPER. SUB. FACE [SPEAKING THROUGH THE KEYHOLE]. I am yours.] . sir. Come along. sir.[THEY THRUST A GAG OF GINGERBREAD IN HIS MOUTH. FACE. In the privy.

— MAM.ACT 4. SCENE 4. MAM. FACE. a little to give beggars. Where's master? FACE. I have told her such brave things of you. FACE. and your noble spirit— . Touching your bounty. you're come in the only finest time. MAM. sir. A ROOM IN LOVEWIT'S HOUSE. Where's the lady? FACE. sir. MAM. Silver I care not for. ENTER FACE AND MAMMON. Now preparing for projection. Yes. To gold and silver. sir. At hand here.1. O sir. Your stuff will be all changed shortly. Into gold? FACE.

. would run mad. Fear not. She will endure. or mathematics. FACE. And you must praise her house. 'Gainst the least act of sin. Hast thou? FACE. I am school'd. Poetry. and never startle. MAM. I warrant thee. good Ulen. You know it. as I told you.MAM. For fear of putting her in rage. but No word of controversy. or bawdry. no divinity in your conference. state. Six men [sir] will not hold her down: and then. If the old man should hear or see you— MAM. sir. FACE. But. And her nobility.— MAM. and violent. good sir. FACE. Physic. remember that. How scrupulous he is. As she is almost in her fit to see you. The very house.

we will concumbere gold: I will be puissant. WITH DOL RICHLY DRESSED. this is yet A kind of modern happiness.—This is the noble knight. suckle him. Compared with Mammon. nor antiquary. Go.MAM. Rain her as many showers as Jove did drops Unto his Danae. She shall feel gold. Epicure.] Here she comes. hear gold. Why. Dol. Madam. To him. I told your ladyship— MAM. Shall do it better. with your pardon. taste gold. sleep gold. to have Dol Common for a great lady.— [RE-ENTER FACE. .] MAM. Let me alone: No herald. talk to her all in gold. FACE [ASIDE]. FACE. And mighty in my talk to her. shew the god a miser. What! the stone will do't. [EXIT. no. Nay. Heighten thyself. Now. Lungs.

my lip to you. MAM. sir. DOL. a poor baron's daughter. My lord. I hope my lord your brother be in health. O. MAM. MAM. DOL. DOL. Were there nought else to enlarge your virtues to me. . sir. lady. Well said. Rather your courtesy. These answers speak your breeding and your blood. though I no lady.I kiss your vesture. my Guinea bird. my brother is. DOL. Right noble madam— FACE [ASIDE]. FACE [ASIDE]. Blood we boast none. MAM. we shall have most fierce idolatry. I were uncivil If I would suffer that. Sir. sir. 'Tis your prerogative.

although We may be said to want the gilt and trappings. And such a forehead yet the Medici . Had your father Slept all the happy remnant of his life After that act.MAM. that chin! methinks you do resemble One of the Austriac princes. Sir. The dress of honour. Poor! and gat you? profane not. virtue. lien but there still. And his posterity noble. MAM. FACE. his issue. was not lost. The house of Valois just had such a nose. MAM. This lip. Very like! [ASIDE. and panted. Nor the drug money used to make your compound. There is a strange nobility in your eye.] Her father was an Irish costermonger. I do see The old ingredient. yet we strive to keep The seeds and the materials. He had done enough to make himself. DOL.

I'll in.] MAM. Troth. DOL. I know not how! it is not any one. I heard it. and laugh. FACE [ASIDE]. give me leave— DOL. you play the courtier. But e'en the very choice of all their features. I may not. I'll be sworn. MAM. The phoenix never knew a nobler death. That sparkles a divinity. FACE [ASIDE]. Good lady. DOL. and . In faith. To burn in this sweet flame. To mock me.Of Florence boast. A certain touch. beyond An earthly beauty! DOL. O. sir. or air. and I have been liken'd To all these princes. [EXIT. MAM. MAM. now you court the courtier. Nay.

An excellent artist. Nature Never bestow'd upon mortality A more unblamed. Calls your whole faith in question. By my soul— DOL. I study here the mathematics. O. sweet lady. Particular. sir. oaths are made of the same air. She play'd the step-dame in all faces else: Sweet Madam. sir! I pray you know your distance. but to ask How your fair graces pass the hours? I see You are lodged here. And distillation. This art. He's a divine instructor! can extract . a more harmonious feature.destroy What you would build. in your words. but what's that to you? DOL. MAM. I cry your pardon. Nay. Yes. MAM. in the house of a rare man. In no ill sense. sir. sir. MAM. MAM. let me be particular— DOL.

Ay. were I he. I am taken. Above the art of Aesculapius. Than in the quarry? . but such a feature That might stand up the glory of a kingdom. foul. the emperor Has courted above Kelly. of some coarse mould A cloister had done well. call all The virtues. Though in a nunnery. It must not be. and more. sent his medals And chains. teach dull nature What her own forces are. sir— MAM. and for his physic. A man. but this form Was not intended to so dark a use. MAM. That drew the envy of the thunderer! I know all this. and the miracles of the sun. that contemplate nature. Into a temperate furnace. DOL.The souls of all things by his art. I muse. To live recluse! is a mere soloecism. sir. DOL. It is a noble humour. Whole with these studies. my lord your brother will permit it: You should spend half my land first. Troth. Does not this diamond better on my finger. to invite him. Had you been crooked.

Yes. DOL. lady. You are contended.DOL. DOL. Yes. the strongest bands. and I will rear this beauty Above all styles. Doth stand this hour. DOL. I have cast mine eye Upon thy form. you shall wear it. the first pledge Of what I speak. Yes. DOL. MAM. by your side. You mean no treason. sir! MAM. And take a secret too—here. in true being. sir? . In chains of adamant? MAM. take it. sir Epicure? MAM. Say you so. you are like it. for the light. the happiest man in Europe. Daughter of honour. and thou shalt prove it. Here. Why. You were created. to bind you to believe me. The envy of princes and the fear of states. Nay.

MAM. DOL. sir. To get a nation on thee. drink The toils of empirics. This day the good old wretch here o' the house Has made it for us: now he's at projection. I am the master of the mystery. I am pleased the glory of her sex should know. To work on the ambition of our sex. And it shall rain into thy lap. And taste the air of palaces. And thou the lady. I will take away that jealousy. I am the lord of the philosopher's stone. eat. But floods of gold. sir! have you that? MAM. DOL. How. no shower. gold. but come forth. Tincture of pearl. Think therefore thy first wish now. a deluge. You are pleased. and their boasted practice. and . for the constable's wife Of some odd hundred in Essex. and coral.MAM. let me hear it. No. here. of the Friars is no climate For her to live obscurely in. whole cataracts. to learn Physic and surgery. This nook.

set all the eyes Of court a-fire. . Be seen at feasts and triumphs. What miracle she is. DOL. sir. By speaking of it. But. Yourself do boast it. sir. DOL. when the jewels Of twenty states adorn thee. If he knew it. and the light Strikes out the stars! that when thy name is mention'd. sir! You may come to end The remnants of your days in a loth'd prison. my life. like a burning glass. but beware. Nero's Poppaea may be lost in story! Thus will we have it. MAM. O. To thee. And work them into cinders. DOL. Queens may look pale. have it ask'd. it being a wealth unfit For any private subject. MAM. and we but shewing our love. and both seize You and your stone. in a monarchy. how will this be? The prince will soon take notice.amber. I could well consent.

[RE-ENTER FACE. and live In a free state. And have our cockles boil'd in silver shells. and then renew Our youth and strength with drinking the elixir. Soused in high-country wines. In a rare butter made of dolphins' milk. 'Tis no idle fear. Whose cream does look like opals. Or art. where we will eat our mullets. Sir. you are too loud. than she. my girl. I hear you every word . still to change thy self. sup pheasants' eggs. And vary oftener. her wise and almost-equal servant. Our shrimps to swim again. and with these Delicate meats set ourselves high for pleasure. We'll therefore go withal. And take us down again. as when they liv'd.MAM. And so enjoy a perpetuity Of life and lust! And thou shalt have thy wardrobe Richer than nature's. for thy pride.] FACE.

beware. SUB. The garden. it is well. O. How like you her? MAM. Ay. [EXEUNT MAM. MAM.] FACE.] FACE. . FACE. There's for thee. All's clear. The widow is come. or great chamber above. Yes. Excellent! Lungs. But do you hear? Good sir.Into the laboratory. no mention of the rabbins. sir. We think not on 'em. are they gone? FACE. Some fitter place. [GIVES HIM MONEY. FACE. I must to my captainship again then. AND DOL. And your quarrelling disciple? SUB.] Dost thou not laugh? SUB.—Subtle! [ENTER SUBTLE.

'cause I am not ready. FACE. for a suit.SUB. Yes. What is she? A bonnibel? SUB. Stay. and perhaps hit you through both the nostrils. bring them in first. FACE. What else? FACE.] SUB. We'll draw lots: You'll stand to that? SUB. FACE [WITHIN]. To fall now like a curtain. FACE. flap! SUB. man. You'll have the first kiss. O. [EXIT. Who would you speak with? KAS [WITHIN]. To the door. Where's the captain? . So I meant. I know not.

FACE [WITHIN]. Gone, sir, About some business. KAS [WITHIN]. Gone! FACE [WITHIN]. He'll return straight. But master doctor, his lieutenant, is here. [ENTER KASTRIL, FOLLOWED BY DAME PLIANT.] SUB. Come near, my worshipful boy, my terrae fili, That is, my boy of land; make thy approaches: Welcome; I know thy lusts, and thy desires, And I will serve and satisfy them. Begin, Charge me from thence, or thence, or in this line; Here is my centre: ground thy quarrel. KAS. You lie. SUB. How, child of wrath and anger! the loud lie? For what, my sudden boy? KAS. Nay, that look you to, I am afore-hand. SUB. O, this is no true grammar, And as ill logic! You must render causes,

child, Your first and second intentions, know your canons And your divisions, moods, degrees, and differences, Your predicaments, substance, and accident, Series, extern and intern, with their causes, Efficient, material, formal, final, And have your elements perfect. KAS [ASIDE]. What is this? The angry tongue he talks in? SUB. That false precept, Of being afore-hand, has deceived a number, And made them enter quarrels, often-times, Before they were aware; and afterward, Against their wills. KAS. How must I do then, sir? SUB. I cry this lady mercy: she should first Have been saluted. [KISSES HER.] I do call you lady, Because you are to be one, ere't be long, My soft and buxom widow. KAS. Is she, i'faith?

SUB. Yes, or my art is an egregious liar. KAS. How know you? SUB. By inspection on her forehead, And subtlety of her lip, which must be tasted Often to make a judgment. [KISSES HER AGAIN.] 'Slight, she melts Like a myrobolane:—here is yet a line, In rivo frontis, tells me he is no knight. DAME P. What is he then, sir? SUB. Let me see your hand. O, your linea fortunae makes it plain; And stella here in monte Veneris. But, most of all, junctura annularis. He is a soldier, or a man of art, lady, But shall have some great honour shortly. DAME P. Brother, He's a rare man, believe me! [RE-ENTER FACE, IN HIS UNIFORM.] KAS. Hold your peace. Here comes the t'other rare man.—'Save you, captain.

FACE. Good master Kastril! Is this your sister? KAS. Ay, sir. Please you to kuss her, and be proud to know her. FACE. I shall be proud to know you, lady. [KISSES HER.] DAME P. Brother, He calls me lady too. KAS. Ay, peace: I heard it. [TAKES HER ASIDE.] FACE. The count is come. SUB. Where is he? FACE. At the door. SUB. Why, you must entertain him. FACE. What will you do With these the while? SUB. Why, have them up, and shew them

Some fustian book, or the dark glass. FACE. 'Fore God, She is a delicate dab-chick! I must have her. [EXIT.] SUB. Must you! ay, if your fortune will, you must.— Come, sir, the captain will come to us presently: I'll have you to my chamber of demonstrations, Where I will shew you both the grammar and logic, And rhetoric of quarrelling; my whole method Drawn out in tables; and my instrument, That hath the several scales upon't, shall make you Able to quarrel at a straw's-breadth by moonlight. And, lady, I'll have you look in a glass, Some half an hour, but to clear your eyesight, Against you see your fortune; which is greater, Than I may judge upon the sudden, trust me. [EXIT, FOLLOWED BY KAST. AND DAME P.]

[RE-ENTER FACE.] FACE. Where are you, doctor? SUB [WITHIN]. I'll come to you presently. FACE. I will have this same widow, now I have seen her, On any composition. [RE-ENTER SUBTLE.] SUB. What do you say? FACE. Have you disposed of them? SUB. I have sent them up. FACE. Subtle, in troth, I needs must have this widow. SUB. Is that the matter? FACE. Nay, but hear me. SUB. Go to. If you rebel once, Dol shall know it all: Therefore be quiet, and obey your chance. FACE. Nay, thou art so violent now—Do but

conceive, Thou art old, and canst not serve— SUB. Who cannot? I? 'Slight, I will serve her with thee, for a— FACE. Nay, But understand: I'll give you composition. SUB. I will not treat with thee; what! sell my fortune? 'Tis better than my birth-right. Do not murmur: Win her, and carry her. If you grumble, Dol Knows it directly. FACE. Well, sir, I am silent. Will you go help to fetch in Don in state? [EXIT.] SUB. I follow you, sir. We must keep Face in awe, Or he will over-look us like a tyrant. [RE-ENTER FACE, INTRODUCING SURLY DISGUISED AS A SPANIARD.] Brain of a tailor! who comes here? Don John! SUR. Senores, beso las manos a vuestras mercedes.

SUB. Would you had stoop'd a little, and kist our anos! FACE. Peace, Subtle. SUB. Stab me; I shall never hold, man. He looks in that deep ruff like a head in a platter, Serv'd in by a short cloke upon two trestles. FACE. Or, what do you say to a collar of brawn, cut down Beneath the souse, and wriggled with a knife? SUB. 'Slud, he does look too fat to be a Spaniard. FACE. Perhaps some Fleming or some Hollander got him In d'Alva's time; count Egmont's bastard. SUB. Don, Your scurvy, yellow, Madrid face is welcome. SUR. Gratia. SUB. He speaks out of a fortification. Pray God he have no squibs in those deep sets.

SUB. sweet Don. I know no more but's action. What says he? FACE.SUR. Yes. My precious Diego. Full. Milked. cozen'd. dear Don. SUR. Do you mark? you shall Be cozen'd. or portagues. Praises the house. . FACE. senores. the casa. FACE. will prove fair enough To cozen you in. My worthy Donzel. SUB. My solemn Don?—Dost thou feel any? FACE [FEELS HIS POCKETS]. Cozen'd. You shall be emptied. Don. I think. muy linda casa! SUB. Have you brought pistolets. Do you intend it? so do we. SUB. Por dios. Diego. Entiendo. do you see. as they say. in troth. pumped and drawn Dry.

the great lion of all. which you shall see Also. Stay! that he must not by no means. SUB. That's true. 'Slight. See all the monsters. I know not: he must stay. This is the lioness. SUB. Of the sennora. For what? FACE. you know. SUR. that's all. No! why? FACE. he will suspect it: . O. FACE. Unless you'll mar all. se puede ver a esta senora? SUB. 'Slid. Why Dol's employ'd. my Don. Subtle. What talks he now? FACE. Don. Con licencia. FACE. 'Fore heaven. Don. SUB. how shall we do? SUB.SUB.

como la bien aventuranza de mi vida. Which of us chance to have her: and beside. ha! And tell her 'tis her fortune? all our venture Now lies upon't. and does know All the delays. What dost thou say to draw her to it. Subtle. FACE. SUB. It is but one man more. a notable hot rascal. Mi vida! 'Slid. Think: you must be sudden. What dost thou think on't. and Mammon Must not be troubled. que codicio tan verla. FACE. What shall we do then? FACE. Mammon! in no case. SUB. There is no maidenhead to be fear'd or lost. not half so well. And looks already rampant.And then he will not pay. Who? I? why— . Subtle? SUB. SUR. This is a travelled punk-master. Entiendo que la senora es tan hermosa. he puts me in mind of the widow. 'Sdeath.

SUB. sir. Puede ser de hazer burla de mi amor? FACE. I'll not work her then. therefore bethink you.FACE. The credit of our house too is engaged. SUB. porque se tarda tanto? SUB. Faith. by that light I'll not buy now: You know your doom to me. And wear her out. SUB. You made me an offer for my share erewhile. I . I care not. as you said. Dol else must know it. SUR. SUR. I am not fit. sir. obey your chance. I am old. Senores. E'en take your lot. 'Slight. It is the common cause. You hear the Don too? by this air. O. FACE. win her. What wilt thou give me. i'faith? FACE. for me. That's now no reason. FACE.

As you please. Hands. SUB. let me wed a witch first. Marry a whore! fate. and health to you. A plague of hell— FACE. And loose the hinges: Dol! SUB. You are a terrible rogue! I'll think of this: will Remember now. . that upon any change.] FACE. Much good joy. SUB. With all my heart. sir. Will you then do? SUB. Now I do think on't better. You never claim her. and I'll take her too with all her faults. [THEY TAKE HANDS. Yes. Am I discharged o' the lot? FACE. sir. call the widow? FACE. SUB. sir.

[EXEUNT SUB. senores. praesto. [EXIT FACE. To be revenged on this impetuous Face: The quickly doing of it is the grace.SUR. and call the brother too.] SUR. worthy don: Where if you please the fates. Tengo duda. que no me hagan alguna traycion. I will the heartlier go about it now. Dispatch. and taw'd. and tubb'd and rubb'd. How. SUB. Please you Enthratha the chambrata. indeed. before you go. And make the widow a punk so much the sooner. Por estas honradas barbas— SUB.] . my scurvy baboon don. You shall be soked. and flaw'd. and stroked. issue on? yes. You shall in faith. dear don. AND SURLY. claw'd. sennor. He swears by his beard. And scrubb'd. in your bathada. Be curried. and fubb'd.

is that better than an English countess? FACE. you must pardon her.SCENE 4. ENTER FACE. ANOTHER ROOM IN THE SAME. lady? make you that a KAS.2. a Spanish countess. KAS. say you. To your mere milliner. captain. to your innsof-court-man. FACE. Till he had found the very nick of her fortune. Why. lady: I knew the Doctor would not leave. Nay. FACE. your Spanish beard . To be a countess. Ask from your courtier. they will tell you all. KASTRIL. Come. AND DAME PLIANT. question. Better! 'Slight. she is a fool. sir? DAME P. Your Spanish gennet is the best horse. your Spanish Stoup is the best garb.

KAS. Still. I have told her all. And Spanish blade. and I do. do not delay them. since he has told you. SUB. very shortly. Your Spanish titillation in a glove The best perfume: and for your Spanish pike.Is the best cut. For so I am now to style you. She shall do that. [ENTER SUBTLE. your Spanish ruffs are the best Wear. sir. a Spanish countess. you can keep No secret! Well.] SUB. sir. . And her right worshipful brother here. WITH A PAPER. having found By this my scheme. you are to undergo An honourable fortune. What will you say now. that she shall be A countess. let your poor captain speak— Here comes the doctor. your Spanish pavin the best dance. my scarce-worshipful captain. My most honour'd lady. sir. madam. Do you forgive him. if some— FACE.

And that was some three year afore I was born. shads and mackerel. in truth. you shall love him. SUB. Truly I shall never brook a Spaniard. Indeed. or I'll kick you. Choose which you will. love him. . Never since eighty-eight could I abide them. No! DAME P. you must miserable. Od's lid. SUB. or be FACE. persuade her. By this good rush. sir! KAS. She will cry strawberries else within this twelvemonth. Nay. DAME P. FACE. which is worse. Why. 'tis my charge. DAME P. Come. SUB.I'll look to it. Well then: nought rests But that she fit her love now to her fortune. SUB.

Is serv'd Upon the knee! FACE. my enraged child. FACE. than at their prayers! SUB. when she comes to taste The pleasures of a countess! to be courted— FACE. And has her pages. good sir. She will be ruled. and coaches— . No. Ay. Or by this hand I'll maul you. And kiss'd. And then come forth in pomp! SUB. And know her state! FACE. Be not so fierce. ushers. and ruffled! SUB. Do. KAS. brother. SUB. Of keeping all the idolaters of the chamber Barer to her. Footmen. FACE. Nay.I'll do as you will have me. What. behind the hangings.

DAME P. SUB. Her six mares— FACE. Que es esto. En gallanta madama. by his art. Yes. I will not refuse. and praise her tires. the china-houses— FACE.] SUR. senores. To hurry her through London. eight! SUB. Most brave! By this hand. que no venga? Esta tardanza me mata! FACE. And my lord's goose-turd bands. you are not my suster.SUB. brother. Bethlem. Nay. to the Exchange. It is the count come: The doctor knew he would be here. that ride with her! KAS. Don! gallantissima! . [ENTER SURLY. and have The citizens gape at her. If you refuse.

SUR. she must go to him. and kiss him! It is the Spanish fashion. Ods will. And that. they say. la mas acabada hermosura. He admires your sister. KAS. FACE. No. for the women To make first court. SUR. An admirable language! Is't not French? FACE. con el esplandor que trae esta dama! Valgame dios! FACE. sir. KAS. sir. man. Is't not a gallant language that they speak? KAS. El sol ha perdido su lumbre. Por todos los dioses. courtliest . List. Must not she make curt'sy? SUB. It goes like law-French. Spanish. que he visto en mi vida! FACE. is the language.

brother? KAS. Noddy. Nay. Senora mia. DAME P. 'Tis true he tells you. my suster. I think. Ass. FACE. FACE. O no. SUR. see: she will not understand him! gull. sir. That he does.FACE. . as the cunning man would have you. Porque no se acude? KAS. Go kuss him. sir: His art knows all. What say you. Por el amor de dios. SUR. que es esto que se tarda? KAS. He speaks to her. mi persona esta muy indigna de allegar a tanta hermosura. sir. I'll thrust a pin in your buttocks else. SUR.

WHO GOES OUT. SUB. KAS. Agreed. Where does he carry her? FACE. Give Dol the word. Bravely. Nay. Into the garden. [ASIDE TO FACE. I love a Spanish boy with all my heart. Take you no thought: I must interpret for her.] —Come. my fierce child. sir. We'll to our quarrelling lesson again. he will use her better. si sera servida. Does he not use her bravely? KAS. Senora. advance. SUB.] KAS.FACE. KAS. and by this means. entremonos. Do you think so? SUR. you shall be brother To a great count. [EXIT WITH DAME PLIANT. sir. i'faith! FACE. . Nay.

but do you think. This match will advance the house of the Kastrils. Yes. I e'er shall quarrel well? SUB. No. How! KAS. by erection of her figure. SUB. ANOTHER ROOM IN THE SAME. Yet. Ay. Why. FOLLOWED BY MAMMON. The widow Pliant. SUB. I warrant you.KAS. by her other husband. doctor. faith.] SCENE 4. [EXEUNT. KAS. Come.3. sir. Her name is so. I knew that at first. I guest it. Knew you not that? SUB. ENTER DOL IN HER FIT OF RAVING. 'Pray God your sister prove but pliant! KAS. . let's go practise.

"And last Gog-dust. And these Be stars in story. Good lady— DOL. and the fourth beast. Sweet madam— DOL. So was Egypt. which none see.DOL. Madam— DOL. That was Gog-north. too: Then Egypt-clay-leg. "That Perdiccas and Antigonus. or look at"— . "And then Gog-horned. and Egypt-dust. and Ptolomee"— MAM. Lady— DOL. The two that stood. and Gog-clay-leg"— MAM. were slain. "Made up the two legs. Seleuc'. "For after Alexander's death"— MAM. and Egypt-south: which after Was call'd Gog-iron-leg and South-iron-leg"— MAM. which fall In the last link of the fourth chain.

IN HIS SERVANT'S FACE. and Javan"— MAM. and from Athens.] HASTILY. sir. Dear lady— DOL. sir? DOL. She's in her fit. What shall I do? DOL. O. and the heathen Greeks"— MAM. "Where then a learned linguist Shall see the ancient used communion Of vowels and consonants"— . Death." as he says. "except We call the rabbins. "For. DOL. "To come from Salem. What's the matter. "We shall know nothing"— FACE. We are undone! DOL. And teach the people of Great Britain"— [ENTER FACE. DRESS.MAM. "To speak the tongue of Eber.

"And so we may arrive by Talmud skill. [THEY ALL SPEAK TOGETHER. you must never hope to lay her now. letters"— in few marks of FACE.] DOL. And Aben Ezra do interpret Rome. Sweet honourable lady! DOL. . My master will hear! DOL. "A wisdom. I talk'd Of a fifth monarchy I would erect. blue. Onkelos. and the force Of king Abaddon. and the beast of Cittim: Which rabbi David Kimchi. Nay.FACE." FACE. How did you put her into't? MAM. which Pythagoras held most high"— MAM. King of Thogarma. to raise the building up Of Helen's house against the Ismaelite. and his habergions Brimstony. "To comprise All sounds of voices. Alas. And profane Greek. and fiery.

I have lived too long.] MAM. We are but faeces. by chance. ashes. Nay. MAM.With the philosopher's stone. She'll never leave else. my son! O. There was no unchaste purpose. MAM. 'Slid. Who is he? What. and she Falls on the other four straight. [ENTER SUBTLE. she is quiet. What's to do there? FACE. stop her mouth. O. dear father. Is't best? FACE. If the old man hear her. we are lost! Now she hears him. good. How! what sight is here? Close deeds of darkness. Out of Broughton! I told you so. Where shall I hide me! SUB. . SUB [WITHIN]. THEY RUN DIFFERENT WAYS. FACE. and that shun the light! Bring him again.

good sir.SUB. Believe me. guilt. It has stood still this half hour: And all the rest of our less works gone back. When such affairs as these were managing! MAM. for will or . SUB. have you so? SUB. Where is the instrument of wickedness. if you. SUB. Error? Guilt. Nay. Will you commit more sin. Not? and flee me When I come in? MAM. blame not him. That was my error. then I wonder less. Nay. If I found check in our great work within. my son: give it the right name. 'tis true. No marvel. sir. 'twas against his knowledge: I saw her by chance. By my hope. My lewd false drudge? MAM. Why. SUB. To excuse a varlet? MAM.

As they were. good sir! alas.— [RE-ENTER FACE. Why. if it do. sir. SUB. we are defeated! all the works Are flown in fumo. Furnace. . pelicans. All struck in shivers! [SUBTLE FALLS DOWN AS IN A SWOON. sir? SUB.whom The blessing was prepared. good father: Our purposes were honest. Retorts. This will retard The work a month at least. So the reward will prove. MAM. [A LOUD EXPLOSION WITHIN. MAM.] What's that? FACE. O. would so tempt heaven. and all rent down. and all saints be good to us.] Help. bolt-heads. as if a bolt Of thunder had been driven through the house.] —How now! ah me! God. every glass is burst. Why. And lose your fortunes. receivers. What remedy? But think it not.

Lungs! FACE. sir. my voluptuous mind! I am justly punish'd. MAM.] Who's there? my lord her brother is come. Faith. MAM. sir. My brain is quite undone with the fume. Do the fair offices of a man! you stand. [KNOCKING WITHIN. O. A peck of coals or so. For he's as furious as his sister's mad. Nay. MAM. As you were readier to depart than he. Avoid his sight. sir. MAM. I ne'er must hope to be mine own man again. sir Mammon. . His coach is at the door. Lungs? will nothing be preserv'd Of all our cost? FACE. which is cold comfort. very little.Coldness and death invades him. Alas! FACE. Ha. Is all lost.

Cast from all my hopes— FACE. FACE. certainties. Forgive it. MAM. sir. SUB. and will not fall. Nay. O justice. Ay. And that may breed a tragedy. sir. and take you. MAM. A hundred pound to the box at Bethlem— . Upon us. the curst fruits of vice and lust! MAM. Nay. You grieve him now with staying in his sight: Good sir. MAM. For some good penance you may have it yet. the nobleman will come too. And so am I. and repent at home. for this wicked man! FACE. look. I'll go. SUB [SEEMING TO COME TO HIMSELF]. O. It was my sin. Good father. sir.FACE. Hangs my roof Over us still. By mine own base affections. sir. It may be.

This way. Something about the scraping of the shards. Will nought be sav'd that's good for med'cine. FACE. sir. For the restoring such as—have their wits. [ASIDE. I cannot tell.] It shall be saved for you. There will be perhaps. MAM. Will cure the itch. MAM. and sent home. Do.—though not your itch of mind. I'll do't. All flown. FACE. [EXIT MAMMON. sir. MAM. Yes. sir. Is no projection left? FACE. think'st thou? FACE. or stinks.MAM. I'll send one to you to receive it. Good sir. for fear the lord should meet you.] .

Is he gone? FACE. Let us be light though. Yes. SUB [LEAPING UP]. Yes. FACE. Ay. and bound And hit our heads against the roof for joy: There's so much of our care now cast away. your young widow by this time Is made a countess. as balls. Good sir. she has been in travail Of a young heir for you. as a bridegroom should. And greet her kindly. SUB. Off with your case. SUB. sir. the while? . Very well. FACE. Face! FACE. SUB.SUB [RAISING HIS HEAD]. After these common hazards. Face. and as heavily As all the gold he hoped for were in's blood. Now to our don. FACE. Will you go fetch Don Diego off. Ay.

if you'll be pleased. time.SUB. For your sake sir.] SCENE 4. [EXEUNT. you see into what hands you are fall'n. [ENTER SURLY AND DAME PLIANT. SUB. For you're a handsome woman: would you were wise too! . sir: Would Dol were in her place. if you would set to't. Why. had I but been So punctually forward. And fetch him over too. I pray you prove your virtue. you can do't as well. 'Mongst what a nest of villains! and how near Your honour was t' have catch'd a certain clap. as place. Through your credulity. Lady.4. to pick his pockets now! FACE. ANOTHER ROOM IN THE SAME. And other circumstances would have made a man.] SUR.

let me alone To treat with them. Think upon it. Worth nought: your fortunes may make me a man. [ATTEMPTS TO PICK THEM. and scurvy: truly. SUR. How doth my noble Diego. And for these household-rogues. methinks you look melancholic. As mine have preserv'd you a woman. 'tis upsee Dutch. They say. and open? Donzel. rich: and I'm a batchelor. It hath a heavy cast. DAME P. I do not like the dulness of your eye. lady? liberal. And my dear madam countess? hath the count Been courteous. sir. And says you are a lumpish whore-master. a widow. Only to find the knaveries of this citadel. and have not. Be lighter.] .] SUB. I will. After your coitum.I am a gentleman come here disguised. I claim some interest in your love. You are. And where I might have wrong'd your honour. [ENTER SUBTLE. And whether I have deserv'd you or no. and I will make your pockets so.

make your approach. . IN HIS UNIFORM. I'll give you equal weight. I am the Spanish don "that should be cozen'd. Do you see. good captain. SUB. sir. sir.] how now! reel you? Stand up. O. Will you.] FACE. now. you shall find. cozen'd?" Where's your Captain Face. No. That parcel broker. And a clean whip shall ease you of that fear. all rascal! [ENTER FACE. Help! murder! SUR. since I am so heavy. don bawd and pickpurse? [STRIKES HIM DOWN. There's no such thing intended: a good cart. wherewith you cheat abroad in taverns. How.SUR [THROWS OPEN HIS CLOAK]. Surly! SUR. and whole-bawd. I have found from whence your copper rings and spoons Come.

sir. sir. he Will close you so much gold. Your sooty. smoky-bearded compeer. piles. [FACE SLIPS OUT. when you had changed the colour. in a bolt'shead. by the ephemerides. And. Though he be scaped. [SEIZES SUBTLE AS HE IS RETIRING. that shall burst in the heat. or the waiting-maid With the green sickness. convey in the stead another With sublimed mercury.] —Nay.'Twas here you learned t' anoint your boot with brimstone.] Or. and answer by the ears. That casteth figures and can conjure. on a turn. And this doctor. That you might have't for nothing. . he is the Faustus. Then rub men's gold on't for a kind of touch. And say 'twas naught. Wives that are barren. and pox. Then swoons his worship. And fly out all in fumo! Then weeps Mammon. cures Plagues. And holds intelligence with all the bawds And midwives of three shires: while you send in— Captain!—what! is he gone?—damsels with child. you must tarry.

sir. SUR. I would know? SUR. and a cheater. and the son of a whore. now's the time. Whate'er he is. and would cross him. I should be loth. Why. you are abused. Sir. SUR. KAS. A very errant rogue. sir. as they say.[RE-ENTER FACE.—Are you The man. and be a true-born child: The doctor and your sister both are abused. Where is he? which is he? he is a slave.] FACE. If he knew how. You lie: . if ever you will quarrel Well. sir. Employ'd here by another conjurer That does not love the doctor. Then you lie in your throat. How! FACE [TO KASTRIL]. WITH KASTRIL. To confess so much. KAS. KAS.

SUB. By the temptation of another spirit. The Spanish count will come here. quickly. And yet this rogue would come in a disguise.And 'tis no matter. FACE. Subtle. To trouble our art. sir. SUR. sir. FACE.] —Bear up. There is not such a foist in all the town. do you inform your brother. though he could not hurt it! . sir? FACE. Well said. You are indeed: Will you hear me. sir! He is The impudent'st rascal— SUR. This 's strange!—Lady. The doctor had him presently. KAS. FACE. Begone. By no means: bid him be gone. Yes. he must appear within this hour. and finds yet. [ASIDE.

Do not believe him.KAS.] you talk like a foolish mauther. He is the lying'st swabber! Come your ways. Abel. sir. Yes.— [ASIDE TO DRUG. He has had on him. This cheater would have cozen'd thee o' the widow. FACE. You are valiant out of company! KAS.] FACE. Yes. sir. [TO HIS SISTER. how then. Sir.] He owes this honest Drugger here. Ay. in two-penny'orths of tobacco. that knows him. I know—Away. DRUG. Make good what I say. Nay. SUR. SUR. all is truth she says. . And all his tricks. here's an honest fellow. too. WITH A PIECE OF DAMASK. seven pound. sir. sir? [ENTER DRUGGER.

It is my humour: you are a pimp and a trig. sir. sir. Why. Peace to the household! . FACE. Not valour in you. or a Don Quixote. Nay. SUR.And he has damn'd himself three terms to pay me. sir. I will: —Sir. you lie. And what does he owe for lotium? DRUG. Hydra of villainy! FACE. And you are a pimp. SUR. KAS. do you see? [ENTER ANANIAS.] ANA. I must laugh at this. Or a knight o' the curious coxcomb. KAS. DRUG. if you get not out of doors. And for six syringes. And an Amadis de Gaul. Thirty shillings. this is madness. you must quarrel him out o' the house.

Will you begone. KAS. Peace. SUR. sir? . Then you are an otter. No. ANA. sir. superstitious. A very tim.KAS. Lewd. Is he the constable? SUB. Zeal in the young gentleman. ANA. Ananias. Casting of dollars is concluded lawful. Against his Spanish slops. a whit. sir? KAS. KAS. What is the motive? SUB. They are profane. I'll keep peace for no man. ANA. FACE. and a shad. You'll hear me. I will not. and idolatrous breeches. New rascals! KAS. SUR.

proud Spanish fiend! SUR. betrays thee.ANA. Child of perdition! KAS. KAS. an I give my mind to't. in seventy-seven. sir. KAS. I must give way. in that lewd hat. Captain and doctor. Sathan! Thou art not of the light: That ruff of pride About thy neck. and is the same With that which the unclean birds. indeed. SUR. Depart. sir!— [EXIT SURLY. Were seen to prank it with on divers coasts: Thou look'st like antichrist. Avoid. Be gone. ANA.] Did I not quarrel bravely? FACE. Yes. Hence. I shall . SUR. sir. But I'll take A course with you— ANA. Nay.

puts it on himself.] FACE. this rogue prevented us for thee: We had determin'd that thou should'st have come In a Spanish suit. Yes. sir. sir. Hast brought the damask? DRUG. Drugger. did you never see me play the Fool? . you must follow. A brokerly slave! goes. sir. O. and threaten him tame: He'll turn again else. and he. I'll re-turn him't. and have carried her so. FACE. Thou must borrow A Spanish suit. Hast thou no credit with the players? DRUG. Yes. [EXIT. KAS. FACE.] [SUBTLE TAKES ANANIAS ASIDE.

I know not. all would out. if I can help it. ANA.] ANA. That casting of money is most lawful. I will tell This to the elders and the weaker brethren. and hath spies Upon their actions: and that this was one I make no scruple.] Hieronimo's old cloak. I'll tell thee more when thou bring'st 'em.FACE.— [ASIDE. . But here I cannot do it: if the house Shou'd chance to be suspected.—But the holy synod Have been in prayer and meditation for it. Nab:—Thou shalt. That the whole company of the separation May join in humble prayer again. And then are you defeated. And we be locked up in the Tower for ever. To make gold there for the state. SUB. I know The Spaniard hates the brethren. [EXIT DRUGGER. and hat will serve. never come out. And 'tis revealed no less to them than me. True. ruff. Sir.

Here's damask come to make you a suit. Well. Surly? he had dyed his beard and all. FACE. I conceive. The peace of mind Rest with these walls! [EXIT. Presently out of hand. FACE.SUB. courteous Ananias. Who would have look'd it should have been that rascal. I thank thee. Against the faithful— FACE. Yea. Thou art so down upon the least disaster! How wouldst thou ha' done. Come. About casting dollars. if I had not help't thee out? SUB. for the angry boy. And fasting. A Spanish minister came here to spy. Thanks. ANA. sir. Subtle. i'faith. . And so I told him. Face.] SUB. for some fitter place. What did he come for? SUB.

FACE. But where's the widow? FACE. SUB. By your favour. Dol! Hast [thou] told her. Why? FACE. SUB. I'll be the count. with my lord's sister. Within.] FACE. Where's Drugger? FACE. SUB. You are tyrannous still.—How now. You will not offer it. Now she is honest. He is gone to borrow me a Spanish habit.SUB. Stand to your word. HASTILY. now. Face. Strict for my right. The Spanish count will come? . she knows— SUB. madam Dol Is entertaining her. I will stand again. Or—here comes Dol. [ENTER DOL.

[FACE GOES TO THE WINDOW. Come. She lies. by this good day. leave your FACE.] SUB. but another is come. How. Forty of the talking. This is some trick. Who's that? DOL. 'Tis he. SUB. 'Slight. DOL. neighbours are about him. Art thou in earnest? DOL. Your master. quiblins.DOL. You little look'd for! FACE. and see. 'Twill prove ill day For some on us. Dorothy. Look out. Yes. Dol! FACE. The master of the house. DOL. .

if I cannot longer: and then At night. What shall we do now. But. if he call or knock. Let Mammon's brass and pewter keep the cellar. I thought the liberties. We'll have another time for that. I'll keep him Off for to-day. I'll ship you both away to Ratcliff. SUB. DOL. Where we will meet to-morrow. Be silent: not a word. Was't so! cry you mercy. and there we'll share. . I'm afraid. FACE.FACE. While there died one a week within the liberties. No: 'twas within the walls. You said he would not come. Do you two pack up all the goods and purchase. Face? FACE. We are undone. In the mean time. the butler. I'll into mine old shape again and meet him. Dol. and taken. Of Jeremy. Lost. That we can carry in the two trunks. SUB.

sir. as well as I can. I'll shave you. FACE. [EXEUNT. And not cut my throat.'Prythee go heat a little water quickly. to make me appear smooth Jeremy. Subtle must shave me: all my captain's beard Must off. but trim me? SUB. Yes. You shall see. You'll do it? SUB.] .

1 NEI. SCENE 5. and oyster women. 2 NEI. BEFORE LOVEWIT'S DOOR. WITH SEVERAL OF THE LOVE.1. 5 NEI. And knights. 6 NEI. 2 NEI. Sailors' wives. NEIGHBOURS. Ladies and gentlewomen. sir. say you? 1 NEI. 3 NEI. Daily. ENTER LOVEWIT. Beside other gallants. Yes. Citizens' wives. 3 NEI. some as brave as lords. too. And nightly. 1 NEI. Has there been such resort. Ay. 4 NEI. .ACT 5. In coaches.

. 3 NEI. What should my knave advance. sir. sir. To draw this company? he hung out no banners Of a strange calf with five legs to be seen. Another Pimlico! LOVE. LOVE.4 NEI. We had gone in then. 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. No. Neither. Tobacco men. sir! LOVE. 5 NEI. Or a huge lobster with six claws? 6 NEI. Nor heard a drum struck for baboons or puppets? 5 NEI. You saw no bills set up that promised cure Of agues. sir. No such thing. or the tooth-ach? 2 NEI. LOVE. He has no gift Of teaching in the nose that e'er I knew of.

Jeremy butler? We saw him not this month. LOVE. He's slipt away. Who. or some dog to dance. Sure. sir. and my bedding! I left him nothing else. Or 't may be. 6 NEI. neighbours! 5 NEI. These six weeks at the least. if your worship know not where he is. You amaze me. sir. How! 4 NEI.That he hath sold my hangings. LOVE. he has the fleas that run at tilt Upon a table. Jeremy? 2 NEI. If he have eat them. . say I! Sure he has got Some bawdy pictures to call all this ging! The friar and the nun. Not these five weeks. A plague o' the moth. or the new motion Of the knight's courser covering the parson's mare. When saw you him? 1 NEI.

About Some three weeks since. LOVE. Yes. Give me thy . Pray God. downward. LOVE. And both you heard him cry? 3 NEI. Ha! it's no time to question. then.6 NEI. sir. These be miracles. and could not speak. I heard it too. at two o'clock Next morning. LOVE.] 6 NEI. 2 NEI. sir. Thou art a wise fellow. like unto a man That had been strangled an hour. and could not speak. I heard a doleful cry. 'Tis strange that none will answer! Didst thou hear A cry. just this day three weeks. [KNOCKS AT THE DOOR. or you make them so! A man an hour strangled. he be not made away. Love. As I sat up a mending my wife's stockings. sayst thou? 6 NEI. Yes.

O. what's the matter? FACE. you are too near yet. LOVE [KNOCKS AGAIN]. What mean you. Sir. 3 NEI. best to knock again. That I will presently. Yet farther. sir.] 1 NEI. afore you break it.hand. an't please your worship. Good sir. I pray thee. Why. here's Jeremy! FACE. What trade art thou on? 3 NEI. LOVE. A smith! then lend me thy help to get this door open. A smith. but fetch my tools— [EXIT. sir? 1. 2.] FACE. . come from the door. 4 NEI. LOVE. IN HIS BUTLER'S LIVERY. I will. [ENTER FACE.

How! FACE. No. and tar. LOVE. but I got her Convey'd away in the night: and so I shut The house up for a month— LOVE. Who had it then? I left None else but thee in the house. had it on her A week before I spied it. has been visited. The cat that kept the buttery. LOVE. What means the fellow! FACE. sir. with the plague? stand thou then farther. FACE. LOVE.LOVE. The house. To have burnt rose-vinegar. Because I knew the news would but afflict you. sir. and farther off! Why this . In the name of wonder. my fellow. Yes. treacle. sir. Purposing then. Breathe less. sir. And have made it sweet. I had it not. What. sir. FACE. that you shou'd ne'er have known it.

is stranger: The neighbours tell me all here that the doors Have still been open— FACE. are the keys. these ten weeks. . been seen to flock here In threaves. FACE. In days of Pimlico and Eye-bright. men and women. as to a second Hogsden. LOVE. And of all sorts. They did pass through the doors then. Or walls. How. and their spectacles. Gallants. FACE. one in a French hood Went in. To-day they speak Of coaches and gallants. and here have been. sir. now above twenty days: And for before. they tell me. Sir. sir! LOVE. For here. Their wisdoms will not say so. tag-rag. and another was seen In a velvet gown at the window: divers more Pass in and out. I assure their eye-sights. In this my pocket. I kept the fort alone there.

on my faith to your worship. Strange! 1 NEI. sir: Jeremy Is a very honest fellow. Do you but think it now? And but one coach? 4 NEI. And I too. I'll be sworn o' that.But that 'tis yet not deep in the afternoon. LOVE. LOVE. Good faith. FACE. Fine rogues to have your testimonies built on! . LOVE. 2 NEI. I'd have been sworn. We cannot tell. I think I saw a coach. Did you see me at all? 1 NEI. and made these apparitions! For. I should believe my neighbours had seen double Through the black pot. No. 2 NEI. for these three weeks And upwards the door has not been open'd. that we are sure on.

he says. He has had the keys. but a mere chancel! You knew the lord and his sister. Nay.] 3 NEI. It was no bawdy-house. WITH HIS TOOLS. Like enough. 2 NEI. MAM.[RE-ENTER THIRD NEIGHBOUR. you may leave your tools. How shall I beat them off? what shall I do? Nothing's more wretched than a guilty conscience. good Surly. he was a great physician.] FACE [ASIDE]. [ENTER SURLY AND MAMMON.— SUR. LOVE. SUR. O yes. The happy word. Peace. No. And the door has been shut these three weeks. Surly come! And Mammon made acquainted! they'll tell all. This. sir. you changelings. 3 NEI. and get hence. Is Jeremy come! 1 NEI. BE RICH— . We were deceived.

— SUR.] Cozeners. Play not the tyrant. Another man's house! Here is the owner. What mean you. and great wedges? MAM.MAM. That should have been golden flagons. impostors. MAM. [HE AND SURLY KNOCK. now 'tis holiday with them. MAM. What. FACE. they have shut their doors. Let me but breathe. Rogues. the owner? ." And where be your andirons now? and your brass pots. And speak your business. sir. "Should be to-day pronounced to all your friends. sir? MAM. Methinks! SUR. To enter if we can. sir: turn you to him. Are you. bawds! FACE. Ay.

What knaves. . FACE. Yes. sir. Your word. Subtle and his Lungs. sir: What sign was't at? SUR. The gentleman is distracted. Groom arrogant! FACE. SUR.LOVE. Within these doors. MAM. what cheaters? MAM. And know the keys have not been out of my hands. This is a new Face. sir. let's get officers. sir! No lungs. Come. You rascal! this is one Of the confederacy. SUR. Yes. You do mistake the house. Nor lights have been seen here these three weeks. And force the door. I am the housekeeper. upon my word. And cheaters! are those knaves within your LOVE. sir. FACE.

I cannot tell. Good faith. sir. These are two of the gallants That we do think we saw.LOVE. Two of the fools! Your talk as idly as they. AND SUR. And ne'er away till he have betray'd us all. [EXEUNT MAM. What means this? FACE. anon! Punk. and then We shall have your doors open.] The angry boy come too! He'll make a noise. we'll come with warrant. What rogues.— [ASIDE. gentlemen. I think the moon has crazed 'em all. SUR. sir.] O me. bawds. slaves. my suster! By this light I'll fetch the marshal to you. [ENTER KASTRIL. you'll open the door. KAS [KNOCKING]. I NEI. cockatrice. Ay. sir.] LOVE. FACE. You are a . No. MAM. 'Pray you stay.

sir. Ananias too! And his pastor! TRI [BEATING AT THE DOOR]. Come forth. KAS. LOVE. Here comes another. sir? KAS. LOVE. I have heard all their tricks told me twice over. Upon my trust.] FACE. the doors were never open. This is something. The doors are shut against us. FACE. you seed of sulphur. The bawdy doctor. By the fat knight and the lean gentleman. and the cozening captain. sons of fire! . And puss my suster.whore To keep your castle— FACE. [ENTER ANANIAS AND TRIBULATION. sure. ANA. Who would you speak with.

TRI. The place. I'll raise the street. The world's turn'd Bethlem. she's a harlot verily. and hinder not our zeal! [EXEUNT ANA. TRIB. Yes. and the constable. You shall do well. abomination Is in the house. .. LOVE. ANA.Your stench it is broke forth. Good gentlemen. ANA. ANA. It is become a cage of unclean birds. I will fetch the scavenger. my suster's there. We'll join to weed them out. AND KAST. Satan avoid. Call her not sister. punk devise. KAS. KAS.] LOVE. You will not come then. KAS. KAS.. Ay. my sister! ANA. a word.

I'll try an the lock be chang'd. 1 NEI. 3 NEI. Peace. 2 NEI. LOVE. Good faith. Katherine's. Yes. Master captain! master doctor! LOVE. I wonder at it: please you to give me leave To touch the door.] Would I could get him away.FACE. indeed. All these persons We saw go in and out here. I believe There's no such thing: 'tis all deceptio visus. DAP [WITHIN]. sir. Out of St. Who's that? . where they use to keep The better sort of mad-folks. sir. FACE. These were the parties. It mazes me! FACE [GOES TO THE DOOR]. These are all broke loose. you drunkards! Sir.— [ASIDE.

LOVE. sir. Mine aunt's grace does not use me well.FACE. when will her grace be at leisure? FACE. SUB [WITHIN]. And now he sets out the throat. you. some spirit o' the air— [ASIDE. Would you were altogether. Ha! list. Peace. sir. . Peace. DAP [WITHIN]. DAP [WITHIN]. I am almost stifled— FACE [ASIDE]. in the air. you'll mar all. Our clerk within.] I know not. For God's sake. that I forgot! [ASIDE. Ha! Illusions. Believe it.] His gag is melted. You fool. DAP [WITHIN]. 'Tis in the house. FACE. LOVE.

FACE [SPEAKS THROUGH THE KEYHOLE. To draw so many several sorts of wild fowl? FACE. sir.] What shall I do? I am catch'd. Sir. good Jeremy. the shortest way. sir. DOOR LOVE. sir. [EXEUNT NEIGHBOURS. Or you will else. I thank you all. Good neighbours. O. you rogue. WHILE LOVEWIT ADVANCES TO THE UNOBSERVED]. LOVE. Give me but leave to make the best of my . What's your medicine. Dismiss this rabble. No more of your tricks. You know that I am an indulgent master. FACE. And therefore conceal nothing. You may depart.— [ASIDE. The truth. you were wont to affect mirth and wit— But here's no place to talk on't in the street.] —Come. is it so? Then you converse with spirits!— Come.

'Pray you forgive me. who came Sooner than you expected. And only pardon me the abuse of your house: It's all I beg. LOVE. [EXEUNT. ENTER SUBTLE. LOVE. and a rich one.2. A ROOM IN THE SAME. FACE. 'Tis but your putting on a Spanish cloak: I have her within. You need not fear the house. that you shall give me thanks for. Well: let's see your widow. I'll help you to a widow. WITH HIS EYES BOUND AS BEFORE.] SCENE 5. It was not visited. Will make you seven years younger. SUB. sir. LEADING IN DAPPER.fortune. How! you have eaten your gag? . In recompence. It is true. But by me.

The fume did overcome me. to keep churl back. You have spoil'd all then. but in troth You were to blame. [ENTER FACE. Yes faith. A pox. —He's undone then. Ay. 'Pray you So satisfy her grace. Your aunt's a gracious lady.— I have been fain to say. I heard him. he has spoken! FACE. the house is haunted With spirits. it crumbled Away in my mouth.DAP. DAP. and you too. SUB. How now! is his mouth down? SUB. SUB. And hast thou done it? . DAP.] Here comes the captain. No! I hope my aunt of Fairy will forgive me. And I did do't to stay my stomach. SUB. IN HIS UNIFORM. FACE.

] SUB. the precious king Of present wits. on my suit. Sure. Down o' your knees and . FACE. then triumph and sing Of Face so famous. SUB.FACE.] DAP. Yes. [ENTER DOL. Why. sir. sir. FACE. And the captain's word that you did not eat your gag In any contempt of her highness. your aunt her grace Will give you audience presently. Not I. Well. LIKE THE QUEEN OF FAIRY. [EXIT FACE. Here she is come.] SUB. for this night. and let him be dispatch'd: I'll send her to you. Show him his aunt. [UNBINDS HIS EYES. and I dwindled with it. Did you not hear the coil About the door? SUB. in troth.

God save you! DAP. Madam! SUB. nephew. God save your grace. And my most gracious aunt. Nephew. DAP. DOL. we thought to have been angry with you. But that sweet face of yours hath turn'd the tide. that ebb'd of love. "Much. And your aunt. SUB. [DAPPER KNEELS. Let me now stroak that head. And bid. shalt thou win. The skirts. Arise.wriggle: She has a stately presence. Much shalt thou give away.] Good! Yet nearer. much shalt thou spend. So! DOL. And kiss 'em." . AND SHUFFLES TOWARDS HER. and touch our velvet gown. much shalt thou lend. And made it flow with joy.

— Why do you not thank her grace? DAP. Open a vein with a pin. till then. DOL. SUB. No: and kinsman. Bear yourself worthy of the blood you come on. about your neck. Her grace would have you eat no more Woolsack pies. Nor break his fast In Heaven and Hell. Here is your fly in a purse. Ay. You must not look on't. On your right wrist— SUB. and feed it about this day sev'nnight. SUB. DOL. And let it suck but once a week.SUB [ASIDE]. the kind wretch! Your grace's kinsman right. Nor Dagger frumety. Give me the bird. DOL. much! indeed. Wear it. See. . cousin. I cannot speak for joy.

I may chance . an you will. By this hand. But keep The gallant'st company. No: But come. I will. Yes. and the best games— DAP. tray-trip. Gleek and primero. and what you get. I swear I will then.SUB. if but three thousand Be stirring. Have you done there? SUB. sir. and see me often. You may bring's a thousand pound Before to-morrow night. Your fly will learn you all games. SUB. DAP. at mum-chance. (when as your aunt has done it). God make you rich. be true to us. SUB. SUB. She's with you every where! Nor play with costarmongers. FACE [WITHIN]. DAP. Your grace will command him no more duties? DOL.

— But you must sell your forty mark a year. give't away. I mean. sir.] FACE. now.] SUB. There's a kind aunt! kiss her departing part. DAP. [EXIT. Here: what news? FACE. Or. SUB. . Ay. If he game well and comely with good gamesters. 'Tis well—away! [RE-ENTER FACE. Drugger is at the door. I'll give't mine aunt. pox on't! DAP. Where's Subtle? SUB.To leave him three or four hundred chests of treasure. SUB. go take his suit. I'll go and fetch the writings. And some twelve thousand acres of fairy land.

And the ruff too? FACE. for the widow. presently. Say. Yes. SUB. Now he is gone about his project. I'll come to you presently. Have you pack'd up all? DOL. FACE. he shall marry the widow. .] Now. FACE.And bid him fetch a parson. Give me them.] SUB.] SUB. [EXIT. And how do you like The lady Pliant? DOL. Thou shalt spend A hundred pound by the service! [EXIT SUBTLE. A good dull innocent. I told you of. queen Dol. Yes. [RE-ENTER SUBTLE. Here's your Hieronimo's cloak and hat. Dol.

SUB. Against the instrument that was drawn between us. we will turn our course To Brainford. SUB. and all our goods aboard. we will fit him. Eastward for Ratcliff. wench. 'Tis direct Against our articles. No. SUB. I'm weary of him. if thou sayst the word. This peremptory Face. SUB. DOL. Thou'st cause. Soon at night. When we are shipp'd. but I will do't. DOL. Content. Well. I'll pluck his bird as bare as I can. . my Dolly. when the slave will run a wiving. Hast thou gull'd her of her jewels or her bracelets? DOL. Dol. Yes.DOL. And take our leaves of this o'er-weening rascal. westward. tell her.

Or chain of pearl. What now! a billing? SUB. My bird o' the night! we'll tickle it at the Pigeons. make him amends for wronging His art with her suspicion. FACE. and thine. [THEY KISS. send a ring. SUB. and thine. and mine. and may unlock the trunks. . Drugger has brought his parson. My fine flitter-mouse.] [RE-ENTER FACE. And send Nab back again to wash his face. say. Yes. and have strange things Come to her. And say. she will be tortured else Extremely in her sleep. Yes. When we have all. Subtle. take him in. this's mine. Wilt thou? DOL. a little exalted In the good passage of our stock-affairs.She must by any means address some present To the cunning man.] FACE.

that would break Such an inextricable tie as ours was. If you can get him.] DOL. instantly. [EXIT. but justice.] FACE. DOL. You are hot upon it. he is not ready. I will: and shave himself? [EXIT. Face. SUB. A trick that Dol shall spend ten pound a month by. He'll now marry her. sir. DOL. [RE-ENTER SUBTLE. whate'er it is! FACE.SUB. Cozen her of all thou canst. FACE. Let me alone to fit him. The chaplain waits you in the hall. . I'll go bestow him.] Is he gone? SUB. He cannot yet. To deceive him Is no deceit. Dear Dol.

You have pack'd up all? where be the trunks? bring forth. If she should have precedence of her mistress? DOL. FACE. Yes. Here. I think. SUB. Here. The fish-wives' rings. FACE. Come. What paper's that? DOL. That stole it from her lady.[RE-ENTER FACE. In this. What box is that? SUB. eight score before: The brethren's money. The jewel of the waiting maid's. Mammon's ten pound. Let us see them. FACE. Drugger's and Dapper's. Where's the money? SUB.] FACE. to know certain— FACE. this. my venturers. .

Is Drugger's damask there. And the bolts of lawn. Dol. Where be the French petticoats. in the trunk. No matter. We'll wet it to-morrow. and our silverbeakers And tavern cups. Give me the keys. Is't not. you shall not open them.And the ale-wives' single money. FACE. Dol? DOL. because We shall not open them before he comes. And the tobacco? SUB. Why you the keys? SUB. Yes. 'Tis true. . and the whistle that the sailor's wife Brought you to know an her husband were with Ward. And girdles and hangers? SUB. FACE. Yes. Here. FACE. DOL. FACE.

You are a precious fiend! OFFI [WITHOUT]. and Face. No! FACE. do you see? Not forth. Open the door. Dol. Dol.indeed. for here Determines the indenture tripartite 'Twixt Subtle. Nor have them forth. my master Knows all. Doctor. Dol. has pardon'd me. thunder. . indeed. o' the backside. my smock rampant. 'tis true—you look—for all your figures: I sent for him. Wherefore. Or lend you a sheet to save your velvet gown. Here will be officers presently. and he will keep them. [LOUD KNOCKING. No. The right is. Both he and she be satisfied. SUB. DOL. good partners.] Hark you. 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.

[EXEUNT. Or madam Caesarean. rogue. That I may walk a greater devil than thou. but hear'st thou? It shall go hard but I will place thee somewhere: Thou shalt have my letter to mistress Amo— DOL.FACE.] SCENE 5. DOL. for old acquaintance: What new course have you? SUB. I will send you A customer now and then.3. And haunt thee in the flock-bed and the buttery. Let's know where you set up next. Rogue. Dol. I am sorry for thee i'faith. Pox upon you. Would I had but time to beat thee! FACE. . Subtle. Hang you! FACE. I'll hang myself.

sir. Cheaters. doubt not. Warrant enough. two or three for LOVE.AN OUTER ROOM IN THE SAME. And I will open it straight. AS BUTLER. [ENTER FACE. Open your door. LOVE. failing. my masters? MAM [WITHOUT]. Have but patience. ENTER LOVEWIT IN THE SPANISH DRESS. WITH THE PARSON. LOVE. LOUD KNOCKING AT THE DOOR. What do you mean. OFFI [WITHOUT]. What warrant have you? OFFI [WITHOUT]. Is there an officer. If you'll not open it. LOVE.] . conjurers. there? OFFI [WITHOUT]. bawds. Or we will break it open. Yes.

my brain. Where is this collier? SUR. Off with your ruff and cloak then. Madam suppository. have you done? Is it a marriage? perfect? LOVE. KASTRIL. Yes. FACE. my suster. . ANANIAS.FACE. Hold. RUSH IN. And my captain Face? MAM. KAS [WITHOUT]. That are birding in men's purses. SURLY. MAM. These day owls. sir. be yourself. what means this violence? [MAMMON. AND OFFICERS. Sir. Doxy. TRIBULATION. LOVE [OPENING THE DOOR]. Down with the door. 'Slight. KAS. SUR [WITHOUT]. gentlemen.] MAM. ding it open. SUR. Hold.

SUR. Keep the peace. Good gentlemen. TRI. MAM. ANA. I pray you. LOVE. Worse than the grasshoppers. And cannot stay this violence? 1 OFFI. Gentlemen. officers. The nun my suster. Fewer at once. what is the matter? whom do you seek? MAM. Madam Rabbi. And the captain pander. ANA.ANA. Scorpions. Are you . The chemical cozener. Profane as Bel and the dragon. Locusts Of the foul pit. LOVE. or the lice of Egypt. LOVE. hear me. KAS. And caterpillars.

what they are Or where they be. LOVE. lust.2 OFFI. let out my house (Belike. and finding This tumult 'bout my door. They are the vessels Of pride. till my man. presuming on my known aversion From any air o' the town while there was sickness. lie still A little while. It somewhat mazed me. search on o' God's name. he knows not. If there be any such persons as you seek for. deacon Ananias. Are they gone? . TRI. here.) To a doctor and a captain: who. One after another. The house is mine here. to tell you true. LOVE. By virtue of my staff. I am but newly come to town. Good zeal. gentlemen. told me he had done Somewhat an insolent part. I charge you. and the cart. fearing My more displeasure. and the doors are open. ANA. MAM. Use your authority. Peace.

When he came to't. that said she was a widow— KAS. Where is she? [GOES IN. I met here. [MAMMON. and told her you had taken the . Were you the don. but he. she does blame you extremely. a widower. Ay. and glasses. I'll go thump her. And madam with a dildo writ o' the walls: Only one gentlewoman. ANA.] LOVE. sir? Good faith. GO IN. and a furnace: The ceiling fill'd with poesies of the candle. And should have married a Spanish count. now. That is within. am gone through with her. smoak'd. SUR. I find The empty walls worse than I left them. A few crack'd pots. How! have I lost her then? LOVE.LOVE. that's my suster.] Here. sir. neglected her so grossly. and says You swore.. You may go in and search. AND TRIB. That I.

Think you so. sir. Ay. Or thievish daws. and umber o'er your face. sir? MAM.] MAM. . sir. yet. Borrowed a suit. A kind of choughs. What sort of birds were they? MAM. Could prime his powder. and ruff. that have pick'd my purse Of eight score and ten pounds within these five weeks.pains To dye your beard. And want of putting forward. That lie in the cellar. all for her love. which I am glad they have left. I may have home yet. All in a twinkling! [RE-ENTER MAMMON. And then did nothing. and give fire. What an oversight. and hit. LOVE. and my goods. was this! Well fare an old harquebuzier. Beside my first materials. The whole nest are fled! LOVE.

By order otherwise.—What then? LOVE.LOVE. I'll rather lose them. sir. I will not hold them. LOVE. Or any formal writ out of a court. Not I. of law. Sir. That you did cozen your self. they are yours. What! should they have been. but not MAM. sir. in troth: upon these terms. but by public means. Not mine own stuff! LOVE. No. sir. By me. If you can bring certificate that you were gull'd of them. MAM. I can take no knowledge That they are yours. I cannot tell—It may be they should. the commonwealth has. . turn'd into gold. What a great loss in hope have you sustain'd! MAM. That you shall not. all? MAM.

he would have built The city new. [EXEUNT MAM.] [RE-ENTER ANANIAS AND TRIBULATION. within these two months. Unto your lodging. gratis. Ay. I will go mount a turnip-cart. Surly. And tits and tom-boys should have fed on. If I can hear of him. and made a ditch about it Of silver.FACE. Must With that Come. and preach The end of the world. in Moorfields. if e'er I meet FACE. I thought them honest as my self. I'll bring you word. sir. MAM. let That Face him. the younkers. AND SUR. That every Sunday. I needs cheat myself. for in troth. they were strangers To me. sir. same foolish vice of honesty! us go and hearken out the rogues: I'll mark for mine.] . What! in a dream? SUR. should have run with cream from Hogsden.

so do all the brethren.TRI. 'Tis well. To bear away the portion righteous Out of this den of thieves. Thou profane man! I ask thee with what conscience Thou canst advance that idol against us. The goods sometimes the orphan's. of the . What. that the brethren Bought with their silver pence. I do defy The wicked Mammon. LOVE. The knight sir Mammon claims? ANA. For what. the saints shall not lose all yet. Upon the second day of the fourth week. those in the cellar. That made the pounds. my zealous friends? ANA. were not the pounds told out. And get some carts— LOVE. Go. That have the seal? were not the shillings number'd. LOVE. What is that portion? ANA.

ANA. Sir! TRI. I am strong. Against thy house: may dogs defile thy walls. against an host That threaten Gad in exile. I will pray there. LOVE. to your cellar. And deacon also. The year of the last patience of the saints. And wasps and hornets breed beneath thy roof. upon the table dormant. Mine earnest vehement botcher.] [ENTER DRUGGER. and this cave of cozenage! [EXEUNT ANA. Six hundred and ten? LOVE. I cannot dispute with you: But if you get you not away the sooner. well girt. This seat of falsehood. Be patient. I shall confute you with a cudgel.In the eighth month.] . ANA. And will stand up. I shall send you To Amsterdam. AND TRIB. Ananias. ANA.

Another too? DRUG. or Some good port-town else. he shall hear of him at Westchester. sir. at Yarmouth. I could touse you. tell him all is done: He staid too long a washing of his face. to make you a lady-tom? 'Slight. Away. I would never have you tupp'd But by a dubb'd boy. I am no brother. now. this was Abel Drugger. you ewe. sir— [ENTER KASTRIL.] FACE. [TO THE PARSON. Good sir. you have match'd most sweetly. The doctor. you are a mammet! O.] And satisfy him.] KAS. have you not? Did not I say. And of the captain. No. [EXIT PARSON. now. tell him. DRAGGING IN HIS SISTER.LOVE. lying for a wind. . Not I.] If you can get off the angry child. you Harry Nicholas! do you talk? [EXIT DRUG. go. LOVE [BEATS HIM]. Come on.

I protest. sir? KAS. Anon! LOVE. an thou canst take tobacco and drink. KAS. 'Slight. As sound as you. O. mun' you marry. will you quarrel? I will feize you.Death. This is a fine old boy as e'er I saw! LOVE. do you so. Why do you not buckle to your tools? KAS. if you dare. Here stands my dove: stoop at her. boy. An I should be hang'd for't! Suster. sirrah. with a pox! LOVE. I'll give her five hundred pound more to her . Yes. You lie. I honour thee for this match. do you change your copy now? proceed. and I'm aforehand with you. old boy. Od's light. LOVE. I must love him! I cannot choose. i'faith. Come. KAS. What.

brother boy. and with so much wealth. Whiff in with your sister. We will— I will be ruled by thee in any thing. thou art a jovy boy! Come. And kind spectators. FACE.marriage. And help his fortune. think . and take our whiffs. but go in and take it. though with some small strain Of his own candour. 'Slight. KAS. [EXEUNT KAS. Jeremy. I pray thee. LOVE. if he would not be A little indulgent to that servant's wit. or strict canon. let us in.] That master That had received such happiness by a servant. Yes. Than her own state. sir. In such a widow.] —"Therefore. Were very ungrateful. AND DAME P. Jeremy. Fill a pipe full. gentlemen. LOVE. LOVE. [ADVANCING. thou art not hide-bound. if I have outstript An old man's gravity.

What a young wife and a good brain may do. My part a little fell in this last scene. Yet 'twas decorum. "So I will." [ADVANCING TO THE FRONT OF THE STAGE. Hot Ananias." [EXEUNT. if you do quit me. all With whom I traded: yet I put my self On you. sir.] "Gentlemen. Drugger." FACE. rests To feast you often.] . and crack it too. Dapper. Stretch age's truth sometimes. And though I am clean Got off from Subtle. Surly. and invite new guests. knave. that are my country: and this pelf Which I have got. Mammon. Dol. Speak for thy self.

approach. ABSOLUTE(LY). faultless(ly)." pt. fit. 2. abstruse. outcast. ACCOST. repugnant (to). (The word was a fashionable one and used on all occasions. ready to accept. ABRASE. See "Henry IV. confessedly acquainted with. at variance. dishonour. abstract. cast down. ACATES. ABJECT.. degraded thing. base. ACCOMMODATE. willing. ACKNOWN. befitting. smooth. receive. make ill use of. iii. draw near. ACME. ACCEPTIVE. ACATER. addition. 4). cates. ADJECTION. caterer. ADALANTADO. lord deputy or governor of a Spanish province. ADMIRATION. full maturity. . ABUSE. astonishment.GLOSSARY ABATE. subdue. blank. insult. ABHORRING. ABSTRACTED. deceive.

guess. move. AFTER. obstinate. "are you—?" have you found that out? AFFECT. wonder at." be it known to you. AFFY. bethink oneself. affections. "give the—. like. AGGRAVATE. subscribe. AGAIN. ADVERTISED. AFFECTED. prejudiced.ADMIRE. See Paranomasie. AIERY. betroth. brood. ADROP. AGAINST. have confidence in. ADVISE. ADVERTISE. give intelligence. wonder. in anticipation of. lift. aim at. increase. ADSCRIVE. counterfeit. ADVERTISEMENT. aware. nest. ADULTERATE. beloved. love. philosopher's stone. magnify. inform. AIM. deliberate. informed. AFFECTIONATE. . AFFECTS. after the manner of. ADVISED. ADVANCE. or substance from which obtained." face. "be—. disposed. spurious. AGNOMINATION. consider. intelligence. enlarge upon. AFFRONT.

if. perplexed. spring known as Agnes le Clare. parallels of altitude. ANATOMY. without peer. ANNESH CLEARE. gold coin worth 10 shillings. MARY a woman noted for her valour . AMAZED. AN. completely. ALMAIN. unequalled. ANDIRONS. fire-dogs. AMBER. ALMUTEN. children's cry at hide-and-seek. ALL-TO. ambergris. or dissected body. skeleton. AMBRE. confused. stamped with the figure of the archangel Michael. planet of chief influence in the horoscope. AMBREE. bewildered. subliming pots. 1458. AMUSED. lowest throw at dice. AMPHIBOLIES. ALMA-CANTARAS (astronomy). AMES-ACE. entirely ("all-to-be-laden"). approbation. ambiguities. name of a dance. ALLOWANCE. at the siege of Ghent. ALONE. amazed. recognition. ALUDELS. ANGEL. .ALL HID.

ARGAILE. return hit in fencing. APTITUDE. "make the—.ANSWER. decoction. suitableness. APPREHEND. and Charles I. argol. jester to James I. ANTIC. adapt. ANTIPERISTASIS. take into custody. Court of Arches. dispose. prove. pander. quick of perception. ARGENT-VIVE. peril. like a buffoon. able to perceive and appreciate. buffoon. suitable(y). APPERIL. pimp. APPROVE. opportune(ly). APOZEM. . an opposition which enhances the quality it opposes. incline. APT. ARBOR. quicksilver. Archibald Armstrong. ARCHIE. crust or sediment in wine casks. APPREHENSIVE. suit. confirm. ANTIQUE." cut up the game (Gifford). APT(LY). APPLE-JOHN. ANTIC. train. APPLE-SQUIRE. ARCHES. clown. prepare. attach. APPLY.

seize. AUDACIOUS. reconcile. assault. ARTIFICIALLY. plot of a drama. mixture of copper and zinc. authorised. used as an imitation of gold-leaf. long for. ARSEDINE. token. ASSURE. theme. try to reach. having spirit and confidence. a digesting furnace. matter in question. ARRIDE.ARGUMENT. of Arthur's knights. distillation. attack. ASSAY draw a knife along the belly of the deer. ARTICLE. . proof. ASSALTO (Italian). . evaporation. ATTACH. etc. of authority. reference to an archery show by a society who assumed arms. ASPIRE. a ceremony of the hunting-field. solve. ATONE. ARTHUR. obtain. AUTHENTIC(AL). artfully.. ASSOIL. item. ATHANOR. ASCENSION. PRINCE. please. subject. secure possession or reversion of. calculated to keep up a constant heat.

Italian coin. begone! get rid of. BALDRICK. AVOID. "brother of—. back premises. AZOCH. BALLACE. BANDOG. a vessel for holding hot water in which other vessels are stood for heating." Puritan. BAFFLE. game at ball. reflection. horse of magic powers known to old romance. BAIARD. BAGATINE. BALNEUM (BAIN MARIE). consideration. AWAY WITH. pass by. BANBURY. Mercurius Philosophorum. BACK-SIDE. pair. . overlook.trustworthy. BABY. genuine. BALLOO. worth about the third of a farthing. doll. ballast. belt worn across the breast to support bugle. baboon. BALK. BALE (of dice). avoid. treat with contempt. dog tied or chained up. AVISEMENT. etc. endure. BABION.

used for the broken provision collected for prisoners. ruin. grow fat. game somewhat similar to base. dessert. baton. BASES. . were beaten by the attendant mob when bad characters were "carted.. fabulous reptile. fresh-water fish. BANQUET. bareheaded. badger. BASILISK. abate. BASKET. basons. etc. BARE. reduce. game of prisoner's base.BANE. feed. it was "a particular mark of state and grandeur for the coachman to be uncovered" (Gifford). be reduced. BASE. to clip gold. woe. a light repast. BARLEY-BREAK. BARBEL. believed to slay with its eye. BASON. BAWSON. BARB. BEADSMAN. stick. BATTEN. prayer-man." BATE. BATOON. one engaged to pray for another. or lower. richly embroidered skirt reaching to the knees. meer.

BEAR IN HAND.BEAGLE." the custody of minors and idiots was begged for. defile. BEARWARD. (?) wooden pin in the side of the bedstead for supporting the bedclothes (Johnson). keep in suspense. deceive with false hopes. BENJAMIN. See Phere. BEVER. SIR. "I'd—him. bespatter. BETHLEHEM GABOR. Transylvanian hero. an aromatic gum. BESLAVE. likewise property fallen forfeit to the Crown ("your house had been begged"). one of the sticks or "laths". small hound. BESCUMBER. spy. heavy mallet. beggar. drinking. BEDSTAFF. night watchman. a stick used in making a bed. BEVIS. BESPAWLE. BESOGNO. BEG. fig. BEDPHERE. knight of romance whose horse was . BEETLE. bear leader. BERLINA. BELL-MAN. proclaimed King of Hungary. beslabber. pillory.

BLAZON. BEWRAY. (her. similar to that worn by the Beguines. heraldic term: small gold circle. toss in a blanket. white. reveal. nothing. BLAZE. publish abroad. all that pertains to good birth and breeding. nightcap. BLIN. outburst of violence. kind of pike. BLANK.equally celebrated." without ceasing. originally a small French coin. highwayman. "withouten—. fig. wood cut for fuel. BID-STAND. cap. BILIVE (belive). BEZOAR'S STONE. BLANK. BLAZE. BILL. make known.) blazon. BLANKET. BILK. BEZANT. armorial bearings. with haste. a remedy known by this name was a supposed antidote to poison. . stick. BIRDING. thieving. BILLET. burlesque hymn. any unholy riot. BIGGIN. empty talk. BLACK SANCTUS.

puffed-out breeches. or other short. padded. BONA ROBA. "good. colour of servants' livery. measure." "—waiters. BORDELLO. hence "—order. "to—. BORACHIO. BODGE. BLUE. beat. BOOKHOLDER. BOLT'S-HEAD. BONNY-CLABBER. BOB. sift (boulting-tub). taunt. sour butter-milk. straight-necked vessel for distillation. roll (of material). wholesome. jest." into the bargain." of no avail. long. prompter. "no—. . thump. brothel. plum-cheeked wench" (Johnson) —not always used in compliment.BLOW." BLUSHET. long pin with which the women fastened up their hair. dagger. bottle made of skin. BOOT. BOMBARD SLOPS. blushing one. rout out. puff up. BOLT. BOLT. pointed weapon. BODKIN. dislodge. BOB.

BRABBLES (BRABBLESH). BOW-POT. a heroine in "Orlando Furioso. bitch. carried it through. "terrible—. bravado.). BOTTLE (of hay). BRAVERY. gaily. frame for confining a horse's feet while being shod. jest. trap. BOTTOM. flower vase or pot. projecting from the shoulders of the gown" (Gifford). BRASH. gallants. extravagant gaiety of apparel. BOURD. skein or ball of thread. BRAVE (adv." roystering young bucks. snails or cockles dressed in the Italian manner (Gifford). (See Nares).BORNE IT. BRANCHED." BRADLEY ARTHUR OF. brawls. brace. conducted. commemorated in ballads. . BRANDISH. flourish of weapon. BRAVE. vessel. BOVOLI. BRACH. BRADAMANTE." "angry—. braggart speech. BRAVERIES. finely (apparelled). with "detached sleeve ornaments. BOYS. or strong curb or bridle. truss. bundle. a lively character . BRAKE.

abstract. (mus. BROCK. wash. BUCKLE. transact business as a broker. bravado. BREATH UPON. black tincture. BULLED. bend. BUFO. used for military and serjeants' coats. BRAZEN-HEAD. long-shaped bead. BROKE. gadfly. endure. BROOK. speaking head made by Roger Bacon. . (?) bolled. BREATHE. pause for relaxation. BRISK. BRUIT. etc. BROAD-SEAL. leather made of buffalo skin. BUCK. put up with. state seal. burn. BRIDE-ALE. BREND.BRAVO. BUFF. BUGLE. HUGH.) breve. wedding feast. rumour. smartly dressed. speak dispraisingly of. an English divine and Hebrew scholar. BROUGHTON. swaggerer. breese. exercise. BRIZE. badger (term of contempt). swelled. BRIEF.

BUY "he bought me. BULLY. trunk hose. half-boot. simpleton. BURN. who had a familiar in the . (See Cunningham). BURROUGH. half-door shutting off the buttery." formerly the guardianship . BUNGY Friar Bungay. NATHANIEL ("Staple of News"). BY AND BY. exclamation to enjoin silence. shape of a dog. security. . mark wooden measures ("—ing of cans"). chorus. BUTT-SHAFT. BUZ. BURGULLION. a compiler of general news.BULLIONS. BUZZARD. pledge. foot gear reaching high up the leg. braggadocio. BUTTER. BUTTERY-HATCH. of wards could be bought. barbless arrow for shooting at butts. refrain. BURGONET. at once. BUSKIN. term of familiar endearment. closely-fitting helmet with visor. BURDEN. where provisions and liquors were stored.

CAPABLE. CALVERED. fit to receive instruction. crimped. CAMUSED. at the side. light kind of musket." CARACT. one of the "Seven against Thebes. by-blow. CANDLE-WASTER. knave. an insignia of dignity. unit of weight for precious . Mercury's wand. CANTER. CALLET. CADUCEUS. CALLOT. CAMOUCCIO. CANDLE-RENT. sturdy beggar. as of minor or secondary importance. or sliced and pickled. rent from house property. CALIVER. a cap of state borne before kings at their coronation. carat. CAN. (See Nares). bastard. coif worn on the wigs of our judges or serjeants-at-law (Gifford). also an heraldic term." incidentally. BY-CHOP. knows. "on the __. one who studies late. woman of ill repute. impression. able to comprehend. CAP OF MAINTENCE. flat. CAPANEUS.BY(E). wretch.

CASAMATE. CASTRIL. calculate. CASTING-GLASS. CAST. worth. forecast. conclusion. couple. flight of hawks. CARCANET. CASE. CAT. fortress. dainties. throw dice. behaviour. rogue. take care. CARE. CASE. CATAMITE. casemate. CARRIAGE. falcon. CARWHITCHET. coach. value.." in condition. CATSO. cashiered. bottle for sprinkling perfume. CATES. old form of "ganymede. table-cover. pun. . quip. jewelled ornament for the neck. provisions. CARANZA.stones. object. CAST. a pair. CAROSH. kestrel. "in—. CAST. Spanish author of a book on duelling. CASSOCK." CATASTROPHE. structure used in sieges. CARPET. bearing. sheriff's officer. CATCHPOLE. carriage. cheat. soldier's loose overcoat. vomit. etc.

challenge. doom. exercising magic power. CERUSE. lay a spell on. silence. encouragement. criticism. cosmetic containing white lead. CENSURE. artful. CHEAP. handwriting. retail dealer." follow a fresh scent. which is elastic and pliable. used for a cheat. CHAPMAN. market. action which does not allow of . swindler. Innocents' Day. CHILDERMASS DAY. CHECK AT. assess. subdue with magic. sentence. aim reproof at. CHEER. CHARACTER. entertainment. pass sentence. CHOKE-BAIL. CENSURE. CHARGE. gold Italian coin. criticise. CESS. Turkish envoy. food. CHARTEL. CHEQUIN. CHANGE. comfort. bargain. "hunt—. from kidskin. CHARM. CHEAR. crafty.CAUTELOUS. CHEVRIL. CHARMING. CHIAUS. expense.

CIOPPINI. CIBATION. chatter. CIMICI. CIRCUMSTANCE. particular. CITY-WIRES. dish (dish with a movable lid) was carried by beggars and . lady's high shoe. some way drew a man into a snare. CIVIL. CIRCLING BOY "a species of roarer. CITTERN.bail. legal. CHRYSOSPERM. chopine. CINOPER. detail. bugs. a clap. to cheat or rob him" (Nares). or clack. alchemy. ways of producing gold. downright beggar. CLAPS HIS DISH. clack. one who in . circumlocution. ceremony. cinnabar. turn citron colour. beating about the bush. woman of fashion. who made use of wires for hair and dress. everything pertaining to a certain condition. adding fresh substances to supply the waste of evaporation. CLAP. CITRONISE. kind of guitar. CLAPPER-DUDGEON. CHRYSOPOEIA.

arras. CLIM O' THE CLOUGHS. country. clodhopper. private. CLOTH. hangings. etc. CLOWN. heroine of an old romance. CLOSE. Venetian noble. folding blinds. . HERRING-COB. thought to be derived from turning on the tap that all might drink to the full of the flowing liquor. bull's eye. court-card. latch. a young herring. COCK-A-HOOP. CLOSENESS.. denoting unstinted jollity. CLIMATE. COAT-CARD. COB-HERRING. COACH-LEAVES. CLARISSIMO. wordy heroes of romance. CLICKET. "bear no—. secretive. COB-SWAN. secrecy. countryman. mark shot at." submit to no affront. CLOUT. secret. starve. male swan. and to give sound of their approach. coat of arms. CLEM.lepers to show that the vessel was empty. COALS. COAT-ARMOUR. CLARIDIANA.

COLD-CONCEITED. ado. COLLECTION. and to possess particular virtues. cheat. giddy. composure. pole for carrying a . COCK-BRAINED. "fear no—. stone said to be found in a cock's gizzard." no enemy (quibble). COLSTAFF. COCKSTONE. COKELY. softening by boiling. COLOUR. blacken. COLLY. COCKSCOMB. deduction. confusion. fool's cap. COCKER. COLE-HARBOUR. turmoil.COCKATRICE. COKES. COFFIN. raised crust of a pie. gull. coldly affected towards. master of a puppet-show (Whalley). pamper. a retreat for people of all sorts. COLLOP. having cold opinion of. piece of flesh. CODLING. small slice. COLOURS. wheedle. COIL. pretext. reptile supposed to be produced from a cock's egg and to kill by its eye—used as a term of reproach for a woman. wild. fool. cowlstaff. COG.

"in—. forward. share. constitution. spiced gingerbread. ready to respond. charge. completion. COMING. "sometime it is taken for a lie or fayned tale" (Bullokar. debtors' prison. COMPLIMENTARIES. COMPOSURE. COMMODITY "current for—. . sphere. completement. COME ABOUT. 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. constitution. 1616)." allusion to practice . contract. turn round. COMPOSITION. accomplishment. of money-lenders. COMPLEMENT. COMPLIMENT. composition. COMPTER. COMFORTABLE BREAD. See Complement. COMMENT. COMMUNICATE. complaisant. COUNTER. COMPASS." within the range. anything required for the perfecting or carrying out of a person or affair.cowl=tub. natural disposition. commentary. agreement. COMPLEXION. masters of accomplishments.

compare. CONCENT.CONCEALMENT. of opinion. possessed of intelligence. witty invention. CONDEN'T. Elizabeth sent commissioners to search it out. . CONCEIVE. bows. CONCEITED. etc. witty. prove. CONCEIT. CONFECT. CONNIVE. conception. give a look. probably conducted. agreement. CONDUCT. a certain amount of church property had been retained at the dissolution of the monasteries. conductor. CONCOCT. CONCLUDE. of secret intelligence. opinion. CONCEIT. escort. digest. CONFER. harmony. fancy. infer. cheat. disposed to joke. idea. ingenious (hence well conceited. wink. assimilate. apprehend.). possessed of an idea. and the courtiers begged for it. fancifully. CONEY-CATCH. ingeniously devised or conceived. understand. sweetmeat. CONGIES.

overpower. persistent. prove. evince. finishing part or touch. chapman. overcome. firmly. head. CONSTANCY. fidelity. CONTEND. COPESMATE. faithful. holding together. companion. Gifford and others interpret as "conical. CONVENT.CONSORT. CONSTANTLY. CORSIVE. confirmed. curtain. company. CORTINE. COPY (Lat. persistently. COROLLARY. persistence. assembly. corrosive. CONVERT. "a cop" may have reference to one or other meaning. CONVINCE. (arch. transmit from one to another. turn (oneself). CONTINENT." COPE-MAN. grain. abundance. etc. meeting. bear or beat down. copia). convict. COP. . CONSTANT. CONVEY.) wall between two towers. tuft on head of birds. CORN ("powder—"). ardour. CONTROL (the point). top. copiousness. terminating in a point. strive. concert.

famous for his travels. COUNTER. COURT-DISH. pieces of metal or ivory for calculating at play.CORYAT. opposite. COSTS. costermonger. credit. false coin. head. COUNTERPANE. COUNTENANCE. COUNTER. secret. one part or counterpart of a deed or indenture. from "cothurnus. COTHURNAL. COSTARD. . COTE." follow scent in reverse direction. published as "Coryat's Crudities. standing. a kind of drinking-cup (Halliwell). pet lamb. COSTARD-MONGER." a particular boot worn by actors in Greek tragedy. COUNTERFEIT. apple-seller. pet. COTQUEAN. means necessary for support. See Compter. hussy. COUNTER. "hunt—. COUNTERPOINT. COUNSEL. contrary point." COSSET. ribs. hut.

" but this does not sound like short allowance or small receptacle. COURTSHIP. COWSHARD.caused his carver to cut him out a court-dish. wag. cheat. COYSTREL.. which he sent him as part of his reversion. game at cards. shrink. in which the players find rhymes for a given word.E.": "The king.D. craunch. CRACK. spider-like. curtal. COURT-DOR. small horse with docked tail. come to grief. CRAMBE. cow dung. fool. . also fairy appellation for a fly (Gifford. game of crambo. draw back. who refers to lines in Drayton's "Nimphidia").N. lively young rogue. boast. fool. CRIMP. COXCOMB. avarice. turn aside. CRINCLE. COVETISE. CRANCH. Goodman's "Court of James I. COY. something of every dish. quotes from Bp. CRANION. that is. low varlet. COZEN. COURTEAU. CRACK. fool's cap. disdain. courtliness.. crack up.

CROP. CRUSADO. base fellow. "speak in a musical cadence.D." in undress. any piece of money. fiddle.CRISPED. undigested matter. CULLICE. CROSS AND PILE. heads and tails. CULLISEN. or declaim (?). CROWD. CRY ("he that cried Italian"). "in—. used for the ducking of scolds. a kind of herring. reap. cry up. with curled or waved hair. badge worn on their arm by servants. broth. (See N. gather. CRUDITIES. marked with a cross. CROPSHIRE. many coins being stamped with a cross. etc. CULLION. CUERPO. CUCKING-STOOL. CROSSLET. . crucible. CRUMP. curl up." intone.) CROSS. a gourd-shaped vessel used for distillation. coward.E. Portuguese gold coin. CUCURBITE.

embroidery." reference to a large custard which formed part of a city feast and afforded huge entertainment. open-work." "—politic. CURE. CURTAL. skilful. scrupulous. apparently some person known in ballad or tale. and other like tricks were played. desperate emergency. dainty(ly) (hence "in curious"). CURIOUS(LY). DAGGER ("—frumety"). mischievous. skill. elaborate. elegant(ly). daunt. 5. shrewish. DEAD LIFT. for the fool jumped into it. (See "All's Well. CYPRES (CYPRUS) (quibble). CUNNING. CUSTARD. and when black used for mourning.) CUTWORK. CURST. CUNNING-MAN. etc. kind of cannon. CUNNING. "quaking—. particular. care for. DAUPHIN MY BOY. DARGISON.CULVERIN. cypress (or cyprus) being a transparent material. . dog with docked tail." ii. fortune-teller. of inferior sort. DAW. refrain of old comic song. 40. name of tavern.

allow to be detected. DEPART. accuse. DESPERATE. reward. DESERT. DENIER. a thing moved by wires. DEFALK. DEGREES. draw back. steps. applied to that which in any way touches us nearly. betray. design. DEPENDANCE. the smallest possible coin. masque.. DELATE. deduct. DEGENEROUS. DETECT. . refuse. ground of quarrel in duello language. turn off from. reckless. part with. DECLINE. DEMI-CULVERIN. aside.DEAR. DEVICE. being the twelfth part of a sou. etc. inform against. DEFEND. DETERMINE. show. turn away. DETRACT. degenerate. puppet. cannon carrying a ball of about ten pounds. forbid. abate. terminate. rash. DESIGNMENT.

display. ecclesiastical system. discourtesy. DIMBLE. reasoning faculty. disfigure. disordered. DISCLAIM. settle for. invented. DIGHT. DILDO. DISCOURTSHIP. show a difference between.D. vague term of low meaning.E. ravine. legal term applied to the . (?) dagger (Cunningham). process of reasoning. DEVISED. DISCIPLINE. made into balls of perfumed paste. DISCOVER. DISCOURSE. betray. reveal. renounce all part in. DISBASE. irregular. (?) moustache (N. DIMENSUM. dingle. reformation. DISCHARGE. DISCERN. DISFAVOUR. DIFFUSED.) DIBBLE. scattered. debase. DIAPASM. distinguish.). powdered aromatic herbs. DISPARAGEMENT. dressed. refrain of popular songs. stated allowance. exact in every particular.DEVISE. (See Pomander.

DISPUNCT. distribution of grimaces. DIVISION (mus. sentence. out of humour.unfitness in any way of a marriage arranged for in the case of wards. grant dispensation for. idler. DOOM. variation. . DISQUISITION. (?) proper measure. DISSOLVED. buzzing insect. depreciate. DISTASTE.). DOLE OF FACES. discipline. DISTEMPERED. DOLE. drone. term of contempt. cause of offence. DOR. DISPRISE." make a fool of. upset. render distasteful. DIS'PLE. inclined to merriment. given in dole. offence. teach by the whip. charity. low bow. DISTANCE. DOG-BOLT. DISPENSE WITH. DISTASTE. not punctilious. "give the—. beetle. enervated by grief. verdict. DISPOSED. disposal. modulation. DOR. extend. DISPLAY. DISPOSURE. DOP. search. dip. (?) buzz.

DRIFT. DURINDANA. EDGE. also. grieve. DUCKING. moreover. EECH. bring forth young. be overawed. intention. ebullition. DWINDLE. EKE. . DOXY. curry.DOSSER. eminently excellent. mistress. eke. EAN. Orlando's sword. EGREGIOUS. groom. DUILL. Greek silver coin. DOUBLE. originally a mournful melody. highest note in the scale. track by mere scent of foot. EBOLITION. DRYFOOT. DOTTEREL. sword. plover. E-LA. endowments. basket. fool. yean. punishment for minor offences. qualities. behave deceitfully. DOTES. coiffure. readiness. DRESSING. gull. shrink away. DRACHM. EASINESS. pannier. DUMPS. wench. melancholy. DRESS.

plotter. ENGAGE. crafty. take into service. ingenuity. See Ingle. odium. ENTREATY. deviser. device. wit. ENSURE. ENGINOUS. full of devices. ENVOY. cajole. wounds. monopolise. contrivance. dislike. denouement. an existing thing. ingenious. plead. conclusion. calendars. . involve. spite. witty. ENS. EPHEMERIDES. ENGINER. ENVY. ENGIN(E). fondle. a substance. EMMET. important business on hand. ENTRY. tokens. entertainment. ant. ENTREAT. calumny. assure. ENGHLE. ENGHLE. ENSIGNS. supposed to be the work of elves. agent.EGGS ON THE SPIT. engineer. tangled hair. ENGROSS. place where a deer has lately passed. ELF-LOCK. ENTERTAIN.

fate. EXACUATE.EQUAL. issue. ESTRICH. ESTIMATION. allowance for keep. EVENT(ED). EXCALIBUR. become assimilated. EURIPUS. drag out. obsequies. EVEN. impartial. ERECTION. EVERT. sharpen. overturn. ERRANT. flux and reflux. EVENT. ESSENTIATE. ostrich. inordinate. just. arrant. ERINGO. King Arthur's sword. exceeding limits of propriety or law. just equable. issue(d). EXAMPLESS. separate. formerly used as a sweetmeat and aphrodisiac. EXEMPLIFY. make an example of. EXHALE. esteem. EXORBITANT. ETHNIC. pocket-money. EXEMPT. candied root of the sea-holly. . exclude. elevation in esteem. EXHIBITION. heathen. EXEQUIES. without example or parallel.

crime. FACKINGS. wait. unfold. seditious. French beans. appearance. FACT. faith. EXTRUDE. military word of command. essence. given to party feeling. ornament. . deed. act. extempore. FACES ABOUT. "in—. EXTRAORDINARY employed for a special or . unpremeditated. EXPIATE. EYE. extremely wicked. FAGIOLI. dregs. explain. belonging to a party. (?) a malt liquor in which the herb of this name was infused. least shade or gleam. FACTIOUS. EXPECT. or a person who sold the same (Gifford). FACINOROUS. expel. EYEBRIGHT. FACE. temporary purpose. EYE-TINGE. EXTRACTION. terminate. FAECES." in view.EXORNATION. EXPLICATE. EXTEMPORAL.

partisan. loss. affright(ed). stuff. . forced. action. "for—. FEAR(ED). or. FAME. FAYLES. operation. ruff or band turned back on the shoulders. FELLOW. FALSIFY. trim. believing. FAITHFUL. attendant spirit. FEIZE. term of contempt." in default of. old table game similar to backgammon. FAULT. tapster. break in line of scent. whimsical. FARTHINGAL. FARCE. FEAT. capricious. FEE. activity. "in—" by feudal obligation. elegant. See Fet. FAUCET. necessitated. report.FAIN. FAUTOR. veil. deed. emblem of flattery. FAMILIAR. beat. FENNEL. FEAT. FAR-FET. belabour. FANTASTICAL. lack. hooped petticoat. FALL. feign (fencing term).

trick. game similar to snap-dragon. "—up. . FICO. some kind of basket." stir up. sudden gust or squall of wind. FLASKET. to fly low and waveringly. fetched.). or in jerks. FET.E. (See N. primero" (Gifford). FEUTERER (Fr. fig. FIRK. flacon) round the neck (?). FEWMETS. FETCH. move suddenly. for hanging a smelling-bottle (Fr.FERE. "firks mad. supposed to have power of rendering invisible. FIT. FIGGUM. dung. fiction. FERN-SEED. rouse. punish. frisk. FLAG. FIVE-AND-FIFTY "highest number to stand on at . pay one out. FLAP-DRAGON. companion. FLAW. invention." suddenly behaves like a madman. FITTON (FITTEN). lie. FITNESS. FIGMENT. fellow.D. vautrier). (?) jugglery. invention. dog-keeper. FLAGON CHAIN. readiness.

FLOWERS. speak and act contemptuously.FLAWN. custard. initiate in blood-shed. "—failing. sneer. abstain from. "hunt at—. FLICKER-MOUSE. FLY. catch fleas. sharper. FLEA. FOR. FOND(LY). housings of ornamental cloth which hung down on either side a horse to the ground. FLOUT. satiate." for fear of failing." run the game down with dogs. light arrow. that which sets anything off to advantage. bat. FOPPERY. FORBEAR. pulverised substance. familiar spirit. FOOT-CLOTH. cut-purse. foolery. FOIL. FLEER. footstep. foothold. FOIST. bear with. laugh derisively. FLIGHT. FLITTER-MOUSE. dancing. feed a hawk or dog with flesh to incite it to the chase. FOOTING. FORCE. weapon used in fencing. . foolish(ly). mock. bat. FLESH.

foretell.. delay. FRAMPULL. FOX. modesty. FORTHCOMING. FORM. FORESPEAK. state formally. FRAIL. FREQUENT. FORETOP. conventional. FREIGHT (of the gazetti). FRAYING. FOURM. FORGED. form. FRAPLER. disable with over-riding. effrontery. face. "a stag is said to fray his head when he rubs it against a tree to. FORMAL. FOUNDER. produced when required. lair. wrangler. assurance. . fabricated. sword.FOREHEAD. blusterer. bewitch. rush basket in which figs or raisins were packed.. normal. peevish. sour-tempered. burden (of the newspapers). front lock of hair which fashion required to be worn upright. shapely. FORESLOW. full.cause the outward coat of the new horns to fall off" (Gifford).

false dice. rubbed. old clothes shop.D. spiced. FROLICS. offensive.E. flout. FUCUS. FRIPPERY. FRICATRICE. FULMART.E. shameless. when he was sworn into his office at Westminster (Whalley). . FROCK. woman of low character. lively dance in triple time. Rabelais' giant. GALLIARD. used on Lord Mayor's Day. FULLAM. GAPE.D. GARAGANTUA. FURIBUND.FRICACE. be eager after. (?) humorous verses circulated at a feast (N. raging. dye. FRONTLESS. restless (N. FUGEAND. smock-frock. (?) figent: fidgety. foul. FROTED. sneer. FRUMP. couplets wrapped round sweetmeats (Cunningham). furious. city-barge. FULSOME. polecat.). rubbing.). GALLEY-FOIST. FRUMETY hulled wheat boiled in milk and .

from 16th century often used to denote custom of dividing a deceased man's property equally among his sons (N. jaunt. GARD. GIGLOT.D. small Venetian coin worth about three-farthings. errand. name of a land-tenure existing chiefly in Kent.GARB. fee. affable. fashion. frozen. sheaf (Fr. affair. behaviour. .E. free. good breeding. gentry. gerbe). guard. GEMONIES. GELID. trimming. start a giants' war. GENTRY gentlemen. manners characteristic of . GEAR (GEER). wanton. GAZETTE. GENIUS. faced or trimmed. GARDED. steps from which the bodies of criminals were thrown into the river. GARNISH. GAVEL-KIND. tom-cat. or other ornament. GENERAL.). manner. attendant spirit. GIB-CAT. stuff. GEANCE. GIGANTOMACHIZE. gold or silver lace. matter.

from "gowk. sound in credit. GLIDDER. standard-bearer. bird of the snipe family. party of three. gimlet. gibe. colour of. good luck. chief magistrate. GRANNAM. GOOD. GLEEK.GIMBLET. GOOD-YEAR. grandam. glaze. gang."). jest. card game played by three. GLICK (GLEEK). trio. GODWIT. etc. (See Turd). hand. GLASS ("taking in of shadows. GOOSE-TURD. . etc. GOLD-END-MAN. GONFALIONIER. GORGET. godfather. side glance. of vain glory. GING. GORCROW. neck armour. GOWKED. crystal or beryl. GLORIOUSLY. GOSSIP. carrion crow. GOLL. a buyer of broken gold and silver." to stand staring and gaping like a fool.

GRAVITY. GRAY. probe. GRIPE'S EGG. GRATEFUL. GRIEF. GRATITUDE. . handle. congratulate. vulture. coarse stuff made of silk and mohair. gullet. GRATULATE. welcome. GULL. GULES. badger. GRIPE. GROOM-PORTER. griffin. fat. agreeable. GUARD. cub. (?) grease. GROPE. officer in the royal household. GROGRAN. GRICE. GUARDANT. give thanks to. heed. GROAT. gratuity. heraldic term: turning the head only. pit (hence "grounded judgments"). grievance. vessel in shape of. simpleton. dignity. or of coarse silk. GUILDER.GRASS. welcome. throat. dupe. fourpence. heraldic term for red. GROUND. Dutch coin worth about 4d. caution. GRATIFY.

HAP. track. indicative of silence. "a—!" a cry to clear the room for the dancers. a patent was granted to Lord H." . HABERGEON. HARPOCRATES. fitness. HARRY NICHOLAS. HALL. wild female hawk. herald. HALBERD. figured with a finger pointing to his mouth. combination of lance and battle-axe. Horus the child. fortune. HAPPY. by. taste. appropriateness. harsh-featured. loop or strap on a sword-belt from which the sword was suspended. HAPPILY.GUST. coat of mail. HANDSEL.v. chance. HARROT. for the coinage of tokens (q. HANGER. on. founder of a community called the "Family of Love. HARBOUR. son of Osiris. haply. first money taken. trace (an animal) to its shelter. hence coy. HAB NAB. HAPPINESS. HARRINGTON. HAGGARD. wild. HARD-FAVOURED. luck.). rich.

HIERONIMO (JERONIMO). imitation horse of some light material. fever. HAY IN HIS HORN. fig. "first—. HEDGE IN. fool. HEAD." HOBBY. constable. search out. inquire. HER'NSEW. heron. who imitated the movements of a skittish horse. hero of Kyd's "Spanish Tragedy. a newly-ennobled man. HELM. include. HEARKEN AFTER. HEADBOROUGH.HAY. . HEAVEN AND HELL ("Alchemist")." young deer with antlers first sprouting. HAY! (Ital. HECTIC. hernshaw." find. "hearken out. nag. HAZARD. net for catching rabbits. game at dice. hai!). that which is staked. upper part of a retort. HEARTEN. fastened round the waist of the morricedancer. encourage. etc. you have it (a fencing term). ill-tempered person. names of taverns. HOBBY-HORSE. HODDY-DODDY.

horses were often fed on coarse bread. HOLLAND. Eulenspiegel. HORSE-COURSER. moody. HORARY. HUMANITIAN. hectoring. HOWLEGLAS. hourly. HORN-THUMB. HORSE-BREAD-EATING. stark mad (quibble). cut-purses were in the habit of wearing a horn shield on the thumb. the hero of a popular German tale which relates his buffooneries and knavish tricks. HONE AND HONERO. Christ's Hospital. arrogance. HUFF. humanist. HUFF IT. out of humour. horse-dealer. capricious. scholar. moist. HOSPITAL. HUM. HOOD-WINK'D.HOIDEN. HORN-MAD. beer and spirits mixed together. name of two famous chemists. . usher. wailing expressions of lament or discontent. swagger. formerly applied to both sexes (ancient term for leveret? Gifford). blindfolded. HUMOROUS. HUISHER (Fr. huissier). hoyden.

ILLUSTRATE. any one ready to be cheated and to part with his money. Paul's where stood a monument said to be that of the duke's. . harmless. ILL-HABITED. IMPEACH. illuminate. IMPAIR. and ridiculed by both. IMPERTINENT(LY). IMBIBITION. spent the dinner-hour in a part of St. manners. steeping. damage. IMBROCATA. HUMPHREY DUKE. hence "dine with Duke Humphrey. IMPERTINENCIES. irrelevant(ly)." to go hungry. unhealthy. a word used in and out of season in the time of Shakespeare and Ben Jonson. HURTLESS. HUMOURS. impairment. without reason or purpose. ILL-AFFECTED. useless. IMPART. saturation. those who were dinnerless . IMPARTER.HUMOUR. irrelevancies. ill-disposed. IDLE. unprofitable. fencing term: a thrust in tierce. give money.

act of covering with wax. INCH. sweet-bread. IMPULSION. IN AND IN. supply. INCONVENIENCE. INCENSE. rare (used as a term of . INCURIOUS. introduce. uncritical. INDUCE. INCUBEE. chaotic. evil spirit that oppresses us in sleep. IMPOTENTLY. passable. incite. or reducing a substance to softness of wax. . INCH-PIN. enter into engagement. nightmare.IMPOSITION. INDENT. incitement. inconsistency. stir up. incubus. shapeless. capabilities. INDIFFERENT. money in advance. affection). "to their—es. INCONY delicate. a game played by two or three persons with four dice. INDIGESTED." according to their stature. unfastidious. absurdity. INCERATION. tolerable. INCUBUS. IMPRESS. beyond power of control. INDUE. duty imposed by.

INGENUOUS. ingenuousness. attend. INGLE. or other official body of inquiry. immediate. generous. bosom friend. INSTANT. inquiry. (See Enginer). affront. produced. minion. used indiscriminantly for ingenuous. born. indwelling. INGINE. complete. INQUISITION. simpleton. assure. INNOCENT. INTEGRATE. INSTRUMENT. INTEND. augment charge. INFLAME. OR ENGHLE. INQUEST. news. legal document. INGENUITY. INFANTED. INHABITABLE. natural. note carefully. relentless. perfect. INTELLIGENCE. engineer. jury. INGINER. INJURY. intimate. IN-MATE. See Engin. give ear to. talented. be . INSURE. resident. INNATE. INGENIOUS. insult. uninhabitable. secret information.INEXORABLE. intelligent.

JEALOUS.occupied with. INTERESSED. intention. Jack-a-lent. an instrument for taking altitudes and distances. suspicion. "a fantastic grimace. puppet thrown at in Lent. Jack o' the clock. JEALOUSY. invisibly. INWARD. INTENT. attentive. or contortion of the body: (Gifford). INTRUDE. IRPE (uncertain). concentration of attention or gaze. JIG. . lashing. a fanciful dialogue or light comic act introduced at the end or during an interlude of a play. INTENTIVE. bring in forcibly or without leave. intention. JACK. JADE. merry ballad or tune. wish. JACK. JEW'S TRUMP. befool. intimate. Jew's harp. suspicious. JERKING. INVINCIBLY. JACOB'S STAFF. automaton figure that strikes the hour. INTENDMENT. INTENTION. implicated. key of a virginal.

JOINED (JOINT)-STOOL. "do one's—. vessel for distillation. woman's gown of jacket and petticoat. species. employed when what the speaker is just about to say is anticipated by another" (Gifford). click. KIT. . no one was capable of the consulship until he was forty-three. comb. folding stool. KNIPPER-DOLING. an alchemist. KIND. KELLY. KELL. "this is a familiar expression. a well-known Anabaptist. kiln. JUMP. KILDERKIN. tally. JUST YEAR. JOLL. agree. blockhead. fiddle. small barrel. cocoon. KIRTLE. jowl. KNITTING CUP. marriage cup. KISS OR DRINK AFORE ME. KNACK. sore. KEMB. snap. JOLTHEAD. KILL." act according to one's nature. nature. KEMIA. chap. KIBE.

abundant. company. LARUM. load. a German mercenary foot-soldier. LARGE. LADING. flower-bed laid out in fanciful design. LAP. household god. band. load(ed). LAXATIVE. LAW. LAID. plotted.KNOCKING. KURSINED. a sandpiper or robin snipe (Tringa canutus). "give—. to wash gold in aqua regia. LAVE. LADE. loose. alarum. christened. KNOT. bale. LAR. LATTICE. KYRSIN. striking. LANCE-KNIGHT (Lanzknecht). wrought with labour and care. fold. LAUNDER. run alongside generally with ." give a start (term of chase). LAY ABOARD. call to arms. ladle. LABOURED. garnish. weighty. tavern windows were furnished with lattices of various colours. LARD. so as imperceptibly to extract some of it.

subject proposed. LET. LENTER. a leer (empty) horse meant also a led horse. left. LEAVE. lying. LEESE. hence 'leer drunkards'" (Halliwell). LEWD. receptacles of filth. slower.. a horse without a rider. LEGS. or camp of besieging army. LEASING." do obeisance. hence. Hence used for any noisy riot (Halliwell). leeward. LET. leer horse. "make—. LEYSTALLS. or title of the epigram. . lose. desist. which one hunted another from his seat. according to Nares. perhaps. LEAGUER.intent to board. ample. ignorant. a rough game. siege. leer is an adjective meaning uncontrolled. resident representative. LEIGERITY. leave off. LIBERAL. LEVEL COIL. leering or "empty. hindrance.. LEIGER. hinder. legerdemain. LEER.

LIST. give over. please. . LINSTOCK. upshot. commonly. LOOSE. with forked head to hold a lighted match for firing cannon. Line. listen. LIGHT. LIME-HOUND. like. bright of beauty. cheat. theft. LIVERY legal term. bowing. please. worthless. staff to stick in the ground. LIQUID. etc. steal(ing). small log. LOSE. LUCULENT. issue. LIN. LIFT(ING). dealers on Ludgate Hill. LOGGET. solution. agreeable. cringing. desist from. . leash-. rob. LIGHTLY. LOUTING. clear. "by—. pleasing. often. release of an arrow. LURCH. blood-hound. ledger. delivery of the possession. alight. usually.LIEGER. stick. register. LIKE. vile. waste. LIKELY. leave off. LUDGATHIANS. hark." by rule. LIMMER.

MADGE-HOWLET or OWL. bundles. instruct(ed).LUTE. injury. MAINTENANCE. or abetting. prepare(d). . puppet. chief concern (used as a quibble on heraldic term for "hand"). masculine. barn-owl. administration. unmeaning expletive. like a virago. dray horse. MAINPRISE. MACK. MANGONISE. MANAGE. control (term used for breaking-in horses). handfuls. giving aid. polish up for sale. MAKE. MALLANDERS. disease of horses. MANGO. becoming surety for a prisoner so as to procure his release. spoiled child. MANIPLES. to close a vessel with some kind of cement. MALT HORSE. MADE. handling. MAMMET. hurt. mate. slave-dealer. MANKIND. MAIN. acquaint with business. MAMMOTHREPT. MAKE. MAIM.

stringhalt.MANKIND. spotted face (N. marking the spot where they disappeared from view until the falconer arrives to put them out to her" (Harting. having 'put in' a covey of partridges. MAUND.D. humanity. Accip. abb. MARK. MARLE.).D. MARCHPANE. Gloss. she takes stand. for master. MASORETH. Mary of Egypt. correct form of the scriptural text according to Hebrew tradition. a confection of almonds. maid. (N. sugar. beg.E. MAUTHER. one often on his knees for prayer. MARRY! exclamation derived from the Virgin's name." "generally said of a goshawk when. girl. Masora. "fly to the—. MARTAGAN. MAPLE FACE. MARYHINCHCO. etc.E. MARROW-BONE MAN. Bibl. "probably originated from By Mary Gipcy = St. 226). marvel. MARRY GIP. .). Turk's cap lily. MASS.

of which one ingredient was honey. market. more especially a stately one. sappers. MENSTRUE. a general resort for business and amusement. MEET WITH. MERCAT. metheglin. undiluted. even with. . excrement. MEASURE. study of physiognomy. a late kind of peach. MILE-END. MIGNIARD. MECHANICAL. MEDITERRANEO. MESS. unmitigated. Paul's. go-between. MERE. METOPOSCOPY." be a source of money or entertainment.MEAN. MEAT. dance. mean. METHEGLIN. training-ground of the city. middle aisle of St. MEATH. MIDDLING GOSSIP. fermented liquor. party of four. "carry—in one's mouth. belonging to mechanics. moderation. vulgar. MINE-MEN. delicate. dainty. MERD. MELICOTTON. solvent. absolute.

MONTH'S MIND. MOCCINIGO. MODERN. MORGLAY.). mixed grain. misunderstanding. upward stroke. such as kept shops in the New Exchange" (Nares). carry away as if by mistake. sword of Bevis of Southampton.E. gangrene.. in which certain personages were represented. form of cannon. mistake. force or influence of value. . "a female trader in miscellaneous articles. small Venetian coin. MISCONCEIT. ordinary. old sore. misconception. (?) mincing. MITHRIDATE. etc. MISTAKE AWAY. like a moor or waste. MORRICE-DANCE. commonplace.MINION. MOMENT. worth about ninepence. MOORISH. MORT-MAL. MISPRISION. MONTANTO. an antidote against poison. a dealer in trinkets or ornaments of various kinds. violent desire. death. MISPRISE. in the mode. MINSITIVE. MISCELLINE. affected (N. MORTALITY.D. dance on May Day. medley. MISCELLANY MADAM.

MOSCADINO, confection flavoured with musk. MOTHER, Hysterica passio. MOTION, proposal, request; puppet, puppetshow; "one of the small figures on the face of a large clock which was moved by the vibration of the pendulum" (Whalley). MOTION, suggest, propose. MOTLEY parti-coloured dress of a fool; hence , used to signify pertaining to, or like, a fool. MOTTE, motto. MOURNIVAL, set of four aces or court cards in a hand; a quartette. MOW, setord hay or sheaves of grain. MUCH! expressive of irony and incredulity. MUCKINDER, handkerchief. MULE, "born to ride on—," judges or serjeantsat-law formerly rode on mules when going in state to Westminster (Whally). MULLETS, small pincers. MUM-CHANCE, game of chance, played in silence. MUN, must. MUREY, dark crimson red.

MUSCOVY-GLASS, mica. MUSE, wonder. MUSICAL, in harmony. MUSS, mouse; scramble. MYROBOLANE, foreign conserve, "a dried plum, brought from the Indies." MYSTERY, art, trade, profession. NAIL, "to the—" (ad unguem), to perfection, to the very utmost. NATIVE, natural. NEAT, cattle. NEAT, smartly apparelled; unmixed; dainty. NEATLY, neatly finished. NEATNESS, elegance. NEIS, nose, scent. NEUF (NEAF, NEIF), fist. NEUFT, newt. NIAISE, foolish, inexperienced person. NICE, fastidious, trivial, finical, scrupulous. NICENESS, fastidiousness. NICK, exact amount; right moment; "set in the—," meaning uncertain. NICE, suit, fit; hit, seize the right moment, etc., exactly hit on, hit off.

NOBLE, gold coin worth 6s. 8d. NOCENT, harmful. NIL, not will. NOISE, company of musicians. NOMENTACK, an Indian chief from Virginia. NONES, nonce. NOTABLE, egregious. NOTE, sign, token. NOUGHT, "be—," go to the devil, be hanged, etc. NOWT-HEAD, blockhead. NUMBER, rhythm. NUPSON, oaf, simpleton. OADE, woad. OBARNI, preparation of mead. OBJECT, oppose; expose; interpose. OBLATRANT, barking, railing. OBNOXIOUS, liable, exposed; offensive. OBSERVANCE, homage, devoted service. OBSERVANT, attentive, obsequious. OBSERVE, show deference, respect. OBSERVER, one who shows deference, or waits upon another. OBSTANCY, legal phrase, "juridical opposition."

OBSTREPEROUS, clamorous, vociferous. OBSTUPEFACT, stupefied. ODLING, (?) "must have some relation to tricking and cheating" (Nares). OMINOUS, deadly, fatal. ONCE, at once; for good and all; used also for additional emphasis. ONLY, pre-eminent, special. OPEN, make public; expound. OPPILATION, obstruction. OPPONE, oppose. OPPOSITE, antagonist. OPPRESS, suppress. ORIGINOUS, native. ORT, remnant, scrap. OUT, "to be—," to have forgotten one's part; not at one with each other. OUTCRY, sale by auction. OUTRECUIDANCE, arrogance, presumption. OUTSPEAK, speak more than. OVERPARTED, given too difficult a part to play. OWLSPIEGEL. See Howleglass. OYEZ! (O YES!), hear ye! call of the public crier when about to make a proclamation.

PACKING PENNY "give a—," dismiss, send , packing. PAD, highway. PAD-HORSE, road-horse. PAINED (PANED) SLOPS, full breeches made of strips of different colour and material. PAINFUL, diligent, painstaking. PAINT, blush. PALINODE, ode of recantation. PALL, weaken, dim, make stale. PALM, triumph. PAN, skirt of dress or coat. PANNEL, pad, or rough kind of saddle. PANNIER-ALLY, inhabited by tripe-sellers. PANNIER-MAN, hawker; a man employed about the inns of court to bring in provisions, set the table, etc. PANTOFLE, indoor shoe, slipper. PARAMENTOS, fine trappings. PARANOMASIE, a play upon words. PARANTORY, (?) peremptory. PARCEL, particle, fragment (used contemptuously); article.

PARCEL, part, partly. PARCEL-POET, poetaster. PARERGA, subordinate matters. PARGET, to paint or plaster the face. PARLE, parley. PARLOUS, clever, shrewd. PART, apportion. PARTAKE, participate in.

PARTED, endowed, talented.
PARTICULAR, individual person.
PARTIZAN, kind of halberd. PARTRICH, partridge. PARTS, qualities, endowments. PASH, dash, smash. PASS, care, trouble oneself. PASSADO, fencing term: a thrust. PASSAGE, game at dice. PASSINGLY, exceedingly. PASSION, effect caused by external agency. PASSION, "in—," in so melancholy a tone, so pathetically. PATOUN, (?) Fr. Paton, pellet of dough; perhaps the "moulding of the tobacco...for the pipe" (Gifford); (?) variant of Petun, South American name of tobacco. PATRICO, the recorder, priest, orator of strolling beggars or gipsies. PATTEN, shoe with wooden sole; "go—," keep step with, accompany.

circumference of a figure. perk up. bold. a view. PEREMPTORY resolute. "this seems to be that glossy kind of stuff now called everlasting. . PEACE. imperious. PEDANT. childish(ly). PECULIAR. PEEL. small tuft of hair. favour. speak in a small or shrill voice. PERIOD. "with my master's—. scene or scenery. for continuous distillation. PERIMETER." by leave. limit. a retort fitted with tube or tubes. PAVIN. individual. PENCIL. absolute(ly). an optical device which gave a distortion to the picture . PERK. few words. a stately dance. single. baker's shovel. PERDUE. soldier accustomed to hazardous service. PELICAN. PERPETUANA. end. teacher of the languages. capricious(ly). PEEVISH(LY). and anciently worn by serjeants and other city officers" (Gifford). thorough. PEEP.PAUCA VERBA. PERSPECTIVE. utter. foolish(ly).

stiff upright collar fastened on to the coat (Whalley). PHERE. pulverising. a gold coin worth in Jonson's time 20s. optic glass. PIECE. inculcate. pounding. commend. pert. a kind of carbine or light gun carried by horsemen. used for woman or girl. broad-brimmed hat or winged cap worn by Mercury. pertinacity. disreputable quarter of London. supplicatory. PHLEGMA. insolent. PETASUS. PICT-HATCH.unless seen from a particular point. criticise. PETRONEL. "water"). PERSWAY. censure. mitigate. or 22s. PETITIONARY. PHRENETIC. like a pestle. person. PIECES OF EIGHT. modelled to produce an optical illusion. PERSPICIL. See Fere. Spanish coin: piastre equal . a relief. PERSUADE. PICARDIL. watery distilled liquor (old chem. PERSTRINGE. PERTINACY. PESTLING. madman. PETULANT.

dusty-foot). a pilferer. PLAGUE. simple melody. eight reals. height of a bird of prey's flight. PITCH. PINNACE. stab with a weapon. punishment. afflict. distress. PLAIN SONG. a go-between in infamous sense. term of contempt. ant. PIE-POUDRES (Fr. PINE. PLAIN. variegated. worth about 6s. PLAISE. PILCHER. pilled. PINK. bald. "sometimes spoken of as a person— perhaps master of a house famous for a particular ale" (Gifford). gold coin. PIMLICO. . pierce or cut in scallops for ornament. torment. plaice. one who wore a buff or leather jerkin. PISMIRE. fleeced. pied-poudreux. as did the serjeants of the counter. PILED. peeled. PILL'D. PISTOLET. polled. lament. court held at fairs to administer justice to itinerant vendors and buyers.

POINTS. "struck with a—. tagged laces or cords for fastening the breeches to the doublet. vaulting on a horse without the aid . POMANDER. judicious. political. plunder. worn or hung about the person to prevent infection. plan. PLOT. PLAUSIBLY. exact in every particular. strip. one who trussed (tied) his master's points (q." planets were supposed to have powers of blasting or exercising secret influences. POLITIC. plotter. weigh. POESIE. POISE. balance. POINT-TRUSSER. POINT IN HIS DEVICE. gain by extortion. PLY. politician. PLAUSIBLE.v. POKING-STICK. ball of perfume. stick used for setting the plaits of ruffs. motto inside a ring. posy.PLANET.). or for foppery. approvingly. prudent. intriguer. POLL. pleasing. POLITIC. POLITICIAN. POMMADO. apply oneself to.

concerted plot. sinister omen. who was.near seven feet high" (Whalley). . PORT. poach. prodigy. POPULOUS.of stirrups. the king's porter. PRAGMATIC. an expert. references appear "to allude to Parsons. claw. gate. PORT. PORTAGUE. marvel. conspire. intrigue. PRACTISE. threatening. sour. vulgar. PORTCULLIS. agent. talon. PRACTICE. transport." some old coins have a portcullis stamped on their reverse (Whalley).. POSY. numerous. club-foot. worth over 3 or 4 pounds. a game at cards. POPULAR.. motto. PORTENT. PORTER. POUNCE. acquaint. PORTENTOUS. prophesying evil. inform. (See Poesie). print of a deer's foot. of the populace. "—of coin. plot. POSSESS. POTCH. POULT-FOOT. Portuguese gold coin. PONTIC. POST AND PAIR.

PREVENT. private interests. trace." to the letter. allege. PRICK. intimate. select. PRICK. game of cards. warrant. PRECEPT. former. PRINCOX. "—away. "in—. recommend. without delay. PRESS. anticipate. excellence.PRAGMATIC. PRIVATE. exactly. pert boy. Puritan(ism). PRECEDENT. immediate(ly). preciseness. summons. ready. PRICE. presence chamber. officious. dot used in the writing of Hebrew and other languages. force into service. prone to. point. worth. PRIVATE. PRINT. PRECISIAN(ISM). PRESENCE. conceited. track. PREFER. PRETEND. PRESENT(LY). PROCLIVE. PRISTINATE. privy. record of proceedings. meddling. PRIMERO. mark off. prick out. assert. PREST." make off with speed. actually. at the present time. .

PROVIDE. making a thing public of common property (N. vow. boasting fellow. particular. PRODIGY. burst out.D. etc. . PROLATE. unnatural. etc. PRORUMPED. fig. of good appearance. PROPERTIES. puff-ball. insignificant. foresight. own. prudence. insipid. monstrous. of bill of exchange. failure of personal credit.PRODIGIOUS. of common make. PROJECTION. PROTEST. pronounce drawlingly.).. PUBLICATION. tool. stage necessaries. PRODUCED. monster. PROFESS. soldier's allowance—hence. the throwing of the "powder of projection" into the crucible to turn the melted metal into gold or silver. PROPER. foresee. PROVANT. formally declare non-payment. PUCKFIST. duty. prolonged. handsome. PROVIDENCE. proclaim (an affected word of that time).E. pretend. PROPERTY.

warrant. PULCHRITUDE. perfectly. incite. shift. or fed upon. exert yourself (N. excuse. fine. net of which the mouth is drawn together with a string. shoulder puff. PUT OFF. PURCEPT. PURSE-NET. try. QUARRIED. excellent. elaborated. PUNGENT. capital. warrant officer. . shoe. hit. precept. utterly. QUAINT. PURSINESS. a junior. PURL. PURSY. PUNTO. PURSUIVANT. proceed with. PURE. make a push.). judge of inferior rank. elegant.D. QUAR. clever. PURELY. PUT ON. shortwinded(ness). beauty. piercing. seized. PUT. quack.E. take in hand. PUMP. QUACKSALVER. quarry. ingenious. PUISNE. pleat or fold of a ruff. as prey.PUFF-WING. point. encourage. state messenger who summoned the persecuted seminaries.

forsake. young or inferior deer. carry away. throw like a quoit. RASH. RAMP. requite. one appointed to make official inquiry. quiddity. request. destroy. QUIB. QUEASY. strike with a glancing oblique blow. clever turn or trick. jade. neck of mutton or pork (Halliwell). as a . QUELL. QUIDDIT. kill. repay. rear. QUODLING. RACK. the living. RAKE UP. rid. hazardous. as a lion. acquit. QUIBLIN. QUEST. enraptured. RASCAL. disease of horses. QUESTION. legal subtlety. etc. hussy. QUITTER-BONE. quip. chuck. quibble. write down. leave. inquiry. decision by force of arms. observe. take note. QUESTMAN. absolve. codling. RAPT. QUICK.QUEAN. QUIRK. cover over. RAPT. QUOTE. delicate. QUOIT. QUIT.

boar with its tusk. RATSEY, GOMALIEL, a famous highwayman. RAVEN, devour. REACH, understand. REAL, regal. REBATU, ruff, turned-down collar. RECTOR, RECTRESS, director, governor. REDARGUE, confute. REDUCE, bring back. REED, rede, counsel, advice. REEL, run riot. REFEL, refute. REFORMADOES, disgraced or disbanded soldiers. REGIMENT, government. REGRESSION, return. REGULAR ("Tale of a Tub"), regular noun (quibble) (N.E.D.). RELIGION, "make—of," make a point of, scruple of. RELISH, savour. REMNANT, scrap of quotation. REMORA, species of fish. RENDER, depict, exhibit, show.

REPAIR, reinstate. REPETITION, recital, narration. REREMOUSE, bat. RESIANT, resident. RESIDENCE, sediment. RESOLUTION, judgment, decision. RESOLVE, inform; assure; prepare, make up one's mind; dissolve; come to a decision, be convinced; relax, set at ease. RESPECTIVE, worthy of respect; regardful, discriminative. RESPECTIVELY, with reverence. RESPECTLESS, regardless. RESPIRE, exhale; inhale. RESPONSIBLE, correspondent. REST, musket-rest. REST, "set up one's—," venture one's all, one's last stake (from game of primero). REST, arrest. RESTIVE, RESTY, dull, inactive. RETCHLESS(NESS), reckless(ness). RETIRE, cause to retire. RETRICATO, fencing term. RETRIEVE, rediscovery of game once sprung.

RETURNS, ventures sent abroad, for the safe return of which so much money is received. REVERBERATE, dissolve or blend by reflected heat. REVERSE, REVERSO, back-handed thrust, etc., in fencing. REVISE, reconsider a sentence. RHEUM, spleen, caprice. RIBIBE, abusive term for an old woman. RID, destroy, do away with. RIFLING, raffling, dicing. RING, "cracked within the—," coins so cracked were unfit for currency. RISSE, risen, rose. RIVELLED, wrinkled. ROARER, swaggerer. ROCHET, fish of the gurnet kind. ROCK, distaff. RODOMONTADO, braggadocio. ROGUE, vagrant, vagabond. RONDEL, "a round mark in the score of a publichouse" (Nares); roundel. ROOK, sharper; fool, dupe.

ROSAKER, similar to ratsbane. ROSA-SOLIS, a spiced spirituous liquor. ROSES, rosettes. ROUND, "gentlemen of the—," officers of inferior rank. ROUND TRUNKS, trunk hose, short loose breeches reaching almost or quite to the knees. ROUSE, carouse, bumper. ROVER, arrow used for shooting at a random mark at uncertain distance. ROWLY-POWLY, roly-poly. RUDE, RUDENESS, unpolished, rough(ness), coarse(ness). RUFFLE, flaunt, swagger. RUG, coarse frieze. RUG-GOWNS, gown made of rug. RUSH, reference to rushes with which the floors were then strewn. RUSHER, one who strewed the floor with rushes. RUSSET, homespun cloth of neutral or reddishbrown colour. SACK, loose, flowing gown. SADLY, seriously, with gravity. SAD(NESS), sober, serious(ness).

SAFFI, bailiffs. ST. THOMAS A WATERINGS, place in Surrey where criminals were executed. SAKER, small piece of ordnance. SALT, leap. SALT, lascivious. SAMPSUCHINE, sweet marjoram. SARABAND, a slow dance. SATURNALS, began December 17. SAUCINESS, presumption, insolence. SAUCY, bold, impudent, wanton. SAUNA (Lat.), a gesture of contempt. SAVOUR, perceive; gratify, please; to partake of the nature. SAY, sample. SAY, assay, try. SCALD, word of contempt, implying dirt and disease. SCALLION, shalot, small onion. SCANDERBAG, "name which the Turks (in allusion to Alexander the Great) gave to the brave Castriot, chief of Albania, with whom they had continual wars. His romantic life had just been translated" (Gifford).

SCAPE, escape. SCARAB, beetle. SCARTOCCIO, fold of paper, cover, cartouch, cartridge. SCONCE, head. SCOPE, aim. SCOT AND LOT, tax, contribution (formerly a parish assessment). SCOTOMY, dizziness in the head. SCOUR, purge. SCOURSE, deal, swap. SCRATCHES, disease of horses. SCROYLE, mean, rascally fellow. SCRUPLE, doubt. SEAL, put hand to the giving up of property or rights. SEALED, stamped as genuine. SEAM-RENT, ragged. SEAMING LACES, insertion or edging. SEAR UP, close by searing, burning. SEARCED, sifted. SECRETARY, able to keep a secret. SECULAR, worldly, ordinary, commonplace. SECURE, confident.

SEELIE, happy, blest. SEISIN, legal term: possession. SELLARY, lewd person. SEMBLABLY, similarly. SEMINARY a Romish priest educated in a , foreign seminary. SENSELESS, insensible, without sense or feeling. SENSIBLY, perceptibly. SENSIVE, sensitive. SENSUAL, pertaining to the physical or material. SERENE, harmful dew of evening. SERICON, red tincture. SERVANT, lover. SERVICES, doughty deeds of arms. SESTERCE, Roman copper coin. SET, stake, wager. SET UP, drill. SETS, deep plaits of the ruff. SEWER, officer who served up the feast, and brought water for the hands of the guests. SHAPE, a suit by way of disguise. SHIFT, fraud, dodge.

SHIFTER, cheat. SHITTLE, shuttle; "shittle-cock," shuttlecock. SHOT, tavern reckoning. SHOT-CLOG, one only tolerated because he paid the shot (reckoning) for the rest. SHOT-FREE, scot-free, not having to pay. SHOVE-GROAT, low kind of gambling amusement, perhaps somewhat of the nature of pitch and toss. SHOT-SHARKS, drawers. SHREWD, mischievous, malicious, curst. SHREWDLY, keenly, in a high degree. SHRIVE, sheriff; posts were set up before his door for proclamations, or to indicate his residence. SHROVING, Shrovetide, season of merriment. SIGILLA, seal, mark. SILENCED BRETHERN, MINISTERS, those of the Church or Nonconformists who had been silenced, deprived, etc. SILLY, simple, harmless. SIMPLE, silly, witless; plain, true. SIMPLES, herbs. SINGLE, term of chase, signifying when the hunted stag is separated from the herd, or forced to

" matters not. SLUR. small change. SLIPPERY. print of a stag's foot. sleight. gull. cunning. pour. 'SLID. smooth. SNORLE. cheat (by sliding a die in some way). tapster. "it—s not. large loose breeches. SLOPS. SLICE. polished and shining.break covert. SKINK(ER). SKILL. SLICK.). bastard. SLEEK. SMELT. 'SLIGHT. "perhaps snarl. simpleton. irreverent oaths. as Puppy is addressed" (Cunningham). . 'SPRECIOUS. SKIRT. swindling. SI-QUIS. trick. sleek. SKELDRING. counterfeit coin. silly. tail. unique. SINGLE-MONEY. draw(er). fire shovel or pan (dial. bill. advertisement. weak. SINGLE. supreme. getting money under false pretences. SLIGHT. SLIP. SLOT. put a slur on. SINGULAR. smooth. cleverness.

cajolery. read "sou't. SORT. humour." (See his "Webster. party. seethe." take offence at. SOUSE. SOLICIT. adulterate. "take—. SNUFFERS. small open silver dishes for holding snuff." which Dyce interprets as "a variety of the spelling of "shu'd": to "shu" is to scare a bird away. SOLDADOES. SOWTER. sou. soaked. SORT. SOOTHE. resentment. fol." page 350). flatter. SOD. cobbler. or receptacle for placing snuffers in (Halliwell). soldiers. select.SNOTTERIE. SOL. rank. company. ear. flattery. sodden. SOOTH. SNUFF. SOCK. . filth. fit." said of a hunted stag when he takes to the water for safety. SOPHISTICATE. anger. SOIL. degree. shoe worn by comic actors. rouse. SOUSED ("Devil is an Ass"). suit. excite to action. "take in—. SOGGY.

caprice. mood. common. disparagement. SPEECE. lewd person. decoy. rancour. STALE. SPRUNT. humour. hospital. . anger. stalking-horse. SPAR. make cheap. spider. to have fared well. STAGGERING. STALE. considered the seat of the emotions. wavering. gold coin worth 15s. SPIGHT.SPAGYRICA." exactly. hesitating. "by the—. spruce. forestall. approach stealthily or under cover. STALK. SPEAK. SPURGE. square. measure. proclaim. foam. SQUIRE. SPITTLE. bar. lazar-house. SPLEEN. STAIN. power of sight. SPLEEN. prospered. STALL. SPINNER. SPED. species. disgrace. SPUR-RYAL. SPINSTRY. or cover. SPECULATION. chemistry according to the teachings of Paracelsus. make known.

STATUMINATE. stoat. valour. STICKLER. STAY. second or umpire. pride. thrust in fencing. STAY. STOUP. STOMACH. astringent. weasel. brand. STINKARD. gag. continual(ly). mark. STINT. STARK. STOTE. STILL. constant(ly). STOCCATA. swoop=bow. salted and dried fish. stopper. fill. stoop. STOCK-FISH.STANDARD. estate. STOPPLE. STAPLE. downright. loopholes of escape. suit. emporium. STOP. market. support vines by poles or stakes. STIPTIC. dignity. STIGMATISE. . STARTING-HOLES. used by Pliny (Gifford). STOMACH. STATE. resent. stuff. await. stinking fellow. detain. stop. canopied chair of state. STOOP. swoop down as a hawk.

connected with loose living.STRAIGHT. STRINGHALT.p. extract money from. STYLE. straightway. SUBURB. STRAMAZOUN (Ital. OR BERMUDAS. SUBTLE. labyrinth of alleys and courts in the Strand. studious efforts. smooth. STRANGE. strummel is glossed in dialect dicts. fine. SUCK. delicate. soft. as "a long. distance of behaviour. STRIGONIUM. title. smoother. disease of horses. STROOK. p. flatterer. like a stranger. STRIKE. SUBTLETY (SUBTILITY). stramazzone). demons in form of women." STUDIES. SUCCUBAE. a down blow. unfamiliar. pointed instrument used for writing on wax tablets. balance (accounts). STRANGENESS. taken from the Turks in 1597. STREIGHTS." STRUMMEL-PATCHED. . STROKER. loose and dishevelled head of hair. Grau in Hungary. thin. subtle device. of "strike. as opposed to the thrust.

SWATH BANDS. SUTLER. TABLE(S). swaddling clothes. clown. . SUPERSTITIOUS. SUSPECT. TABOR. SUMMED. save your reverence. SUSCITABILITY. victualler. peruse. SUSPENDED. emblazoned mantle or tunic worn by knights and heralds. SUSPEND. beat. SWINGE. tabor. SWAD. cease." tablets. make sore with walking. SUPPLE. suffering. suspicion. SURBATE. "pair of—. boor. TABERD. TABRET. excitability.SUFFERANCE. topers turned the cup bottom up when it was empty. to make pliant. suspect. over-scrupulous. SUPER-NEGULUM. held over for the present. small drum. term of falconry: with full-grown plumage. SURVISE. SURCEASE. note-book. SUR-REVERENCE.

modify. TANKARD-BEARERS. TALENT. let me understand you. soften. "take—. truth-teller. subdue. obtain on credit.TAFFETA. manifest. TALL. stout. TENDER." a more costly silken fabric. TELL. TEMPER. borrow. TAVERN-TOKEN. silk. "to swallow a—. care for. "—a staff. TENT. like a Tartar. brave. count. show regard." break a lance at tilting in an unscientific or dishonourable manner. TAKE IN. celebrated comedian and jester. TELL-TROTH. men employed to fetch water from the conduits. TERTIA. cherish." get drunk. sum or weight of Greek currency. TAINT. "tuft-taffeta. TARLETON. TERSE. TAKE UP. swept and polished. capture. . TARTAROUS. TAKE ME WITH YOU. "that portion of an army levied out of one particular district or division of a country" (Gifford)." take heed.

THIRDBOROUGH. untimely. or pipe. game similar to backgammon. THUMB-RING. THRIFTILY. TINCTURE. unseasonable. an imparted characteristic or tendency. exaggerated. THRUMS. piece of silver current under Elizabeth. coarse yarn made from." change behaviour or way of . promptly. tester. of finest quality. TIGHTLY. carefully. TIM. familiar spirits were supposed capable of being carried about in various ornaments or parts of dress. droves. TIPPET. player on the tibia. TINK. TIMELESS. constable. TIBICINE. THREAD. THREAVES. tinkle. ends of the weaver's warp. THREE-PILED. an essential or spiritual principle supposed by alchemists to be transfusible into material things. THREE-FARTHINGS. quality. "turn—.TESTON. (?) expressive of a climax of nonentity. TICK-TACK. coin worth 6d.

transform. head-dress. harassed. "parish—. TOKEN. term of contempt. pull. TRAIN. game at dice (success depended ." large top kept in villages for amusement and exercise in frosty weather when people were out of work. rend. TOD. tooter. TOWARD. TONNELS. entice. allure. TOTER. staff tipped with metal. TRANSLATE. TIRE. piece of base metal used in place of very small coin. TRAY-TRIP. trick. TIRE. when this was scarce. TOILED. TOP. nostrils. present. on the way to. as a perfume. player on a wind instrument. like a bird of prey. TOUSE. TITILLATION. TIPSTAFF. TOY. apt. fox. whim. that which tickles the senses. as regards. at hand. TRANSITORY. feed ravenously. attraction. TRACT. transmittable. worn out.

tripe. TRENCHER. curly-tailed. TRIVIA. TROLL.. TRENDLE-TAIL. sing loudly. TREEN. breeches. a "jest nominal. any worthless. figure of speech." depending on the first part of the word (Gifford). wooden. believe. TRIG. TROPE." able to perform feats . a spruce. TROMP. TREACHOUR (TRECHER). trifling thing. deceive. etc. trundle-tail. without blazoning. TROWLE. of agility. TROWSES. TRICK (TRICKING). drawers. TROW. troll. serving-man who carved or served food.on throwing a three) (Nares). wonder. three-faced goddess (Hecate). thief. familiar term for an equal or inferior. TRILL. TRITE. think. trickle. TRILLIBUB. TROJAN. worn. TRIPOLY "come from—. . shabby. dandified man. traitor. term of heraldry: to draw outline of coat of arms. trump.

UMBRATILE. well-known printer. TWOPENNY ROOM. term among gipsies and beggars for carts or coaches (Gifford). UMBRE. twinkle. excrement. tie the tagged laces that fastened the breeches to the doublet. gallery. a particular kind of dog so called from the mode of his hunting. like or pertaining to a shadow. See Howleglass. toccato). TRUNDLE. interpreter. TUMBLER. brown dye. peep. guardianship. trumpeter. TURD. TRUSS. TUCKET (Ital. JOHN. ULENSPIEGEL. introductory flourish on the trumpet. speaking-tube.TRUCHMAN. TUMBREL-SLOP. TYRING-HOUSE. TUITION. TRUNDLE. TUSK. TUBICINE. go rolling along. . attiring-room. TWIRE. TRUNDLING CHEATS.). roll. loose. gnash the teeth (Century Dict. baggy breeches. TRUNK.

UNCOUTH. (?) excessively bored. unusual. UNQUIT. UNFEARED. one who becomes surety for. UNHAPPILY. unseasonably. invaluable. unjust. UNMANNED. unfortunately. undressed. . or of flesh. not fleshly. unseasonable. UNSEELED. unabated. UNRUDE. unaffrighted. UNEXCEPTED. unripe. rude to an extreme. UNVALUABLE. UNDERTAKER. undischarged. supposed antidote to poison. UNKIND(LY). UNEQUAL.UNBATED. unnatural(ly). "one who undertook by his influence in the House of Commons to carry things agreeably to his Majesty's wishes" (Whalley). no objection taken at. UNBORED. untamed (term in falconry). strange. UNSEASONED. UNCARNATE. UNTIMELY. UNREADY. a hawk's eyes were "seeled" by sewing the eyelids together with fine thread. UNICORN'S HORN.

do homage. VALLIES (Fr. allege as accomplice. hedgehog." in many senses. URGE. whims. UPSEE. . VAPOUR(S) (n. "— Dutch. put in circulation. heavy kind of Dutch beer (Halliwell). USE. VAUT. refrain of a popular song. VAIL. USQUEBAUGH. make to pass current. whisky." in the Dutch fashion.UPBRAID. make a matter of reproach. be in the habit of. USURE. put out to interest. tips. interest on money. bag. bailiff. usury. USE. like "humour. and v. often very vaguely and freely ridiculed by Jonson.). bow. hector(ing). vault. VALL. gratuities. disposition. etc. UPTAILS ALL. portmanteau. humour. URSHIN. accustomed to. valise). instigator. UTTER. See Vail. VAILS. part of sermon dealing with the practical application of doctrine. put forth for sale. or serjeant-at-mace. URCHIN. brag(ging). VARLET. used affectedly.

VIRTUE. and to cover it with a larger one.VEER (naut. VEX. "Taming of the Shrew. 82. some kind of machinery for moving a puppet (Gifford). "custard coffin. VINDICATE. executioner. VELVET CUSTARD. to hazard a certain sum. old form of piano. snuff up. velvet.). two heralds-at-arms.). VICE. VENUE." coffin being the raised crust over a pie. VERGE. VIRGE. VIRGINAL. wand. VEGETAL. vend. 3. hangman. VERDUGO (Span. VENT. in lifelike manner. pay out. person full of life and vigour. mask. rod. VELLUTE. VIVELY. livelily. avenge. vegetable. give outlet to. bout (fencing term). Cf. VIE AND REVIE. VINCENT AGAINST YORK. valour. scent. . the buffoon of old moralities. torment." within a certain distance of the court. agitate. sell. VIZARD. "in the—." iv.

" to every minute particular. leave. rumour. quit." WANNION. WADLOE. keeper of the Devil Tavern. cage. pale. sky blue. a term of tennis). "to the gold—. welfare. VOLLEY "at—." "plague" (Nares). waif.VOGUE. garment. WEFT. guard in fencing. WARD. vote. WATCHET. WEED. a famous pirate. or old form of "hautboys. sky. VOLARY. "band of musical watchmen" (Webster). waits. VOICE. gossip. WEIGHTS. WEAL." at random (from ." "o' the volee. furlough. where Jonson and his friends met in the 'Apollo' room (Whalley). WARD. night musicians. VOID. WELKIN. VORLOFFE. WAIGHTS. . "vengeance. aviary.

" WHINILING." to stay. WHETSTONE. GEORGE. a smoke. hem.WELL-SPOKEN. neighings. WHITEMEAT. . food made of milk or eggs. (?) whining. turned and polished. bad. etc. as on a wheel. whim. WHIFF. whinnyings." Prov. "humour. border of fur. WHIT. . WICKED. WHER. WICKER. agile. WINNY "same as old word "wonne. of fair speech. an author who lived 1544(?) to 1587(?). whether. weakly." inhaling the tobacco smoke or some such accomplishment. (?) a mere jot. pliant. WELL-TORNED. esp. fruit of wild apple or crab tree (Webster). or drink. clumsy.: I have the perquisites (of the office) which you are to share (Cunningham). WHIMSY. WHIGH-HIES. WELT. "taking the—." (Whalley). "I have the—for you. WINE. WILDING.

" certainly. WREAK. who attended upon the . (See Wiss). . WOOD. kid. WISH. wrought upon. beyond. WUSSE. WORT. WITTY. cunning. extreme. ingenious.WISE-WOMAN. lot. WOOLSACK ("—pies"). "I—. recommend. revenge. WOUNDY. of a truth. unfermented beer. chief fool and mimicked his tricks. WISS (WUSSE). interjection. YEANLING. lamb. fortune-teller. WITHOUT. name of tavern. collection. term of contempt. ZANY an inferior clown. great. clever. WROUGHT. WOODCOCK.

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