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The Alchemist by Ben Jonson
Amy E Zelmer
BEN JONSON'S PLAYS.
THE greatest of English dramatists except Shakespeare, the first literary dictator and poet-laureate, 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
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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
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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
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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 one time the part of Hieronimo in Kyd's famous play, "The Spanish Tragedy." By the beginning of 1598, Jonson, 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, Latin, and Italian Poets," printed in 1598, 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," a matter of some surprise, as no known tragedy of Jonson from so early a date
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has come down to us. That Jonson was at work on tragedy, however, is proved by the entries in Henslowe of at least three tragedies, now lost, in which he had a hand. These are "Page of Plymouth," "King Robert II. of Scotland," and "Richard Crookback." But all of these came later, on his return to Henslowe, and range from August 1599 to June 1602.
Returning to the autumn of 1598, an event now happened to sever for a time Jonson's relations with Henslowe. In a letter to Alleyn, dated September 26 of that year, Henslowe writes: "I have lost one of my company that hurteth me greatly; that is Gabriel [Spencer], for he is slain in Hogsden fields by the hands of Benjamin Jonson, bricklayer." 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. It is fair to Jonson to remark however, that his adversary appears to have been a notorious fire-eater who had shortly before killed one Feeke in a similar squabble. Duelling was a frequent occurrence of the time among gentlemen and the nobility; it was an impudent breach of the peace on the part of a player. This duel is the one which Jonson described years after to Drummond, and for it Jonson was duly arraigned at Old Bailey, tried, and convicted. He was sent to prison and such goods and chattels as he had "were forfeited." It is a thought to give one pause that, but for the ancient law permitting convicted felons to plead, as it was called, the benefit of clergy, Jonson might have been hanged for this deed. The circumstance that the poet could read and write saved him; and he
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received only a brand of the letter "T," for Tyburn, on his left thumb. While in jail Jonson became a Roman Catholic; but he returned to the faith of the Church of England a dozen years later.
On his release, in disgrace with Henslowe and his former associates, Jonson offered his services as a playwright to Henslowe's rivals, the Lord Chamberlain's company, in which Shakespeare was a prominent shareholder. A tradition of long standing, though not susceptible of proof in a court of law, 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; that Shakespeare called him back, read the play himself, and at once accepted it. Whether this story is true or not, certain it is that "Every Man in His Humour" was accepted by Shakespeare's company and acted for the first time in 1598, with Shakespeare taking a part. The evidence of this is contained in the list of actors prefixed to the comedy in the folio of Jonson's works, 1616. But it is a mistake to infer, because Shakespeare's name stands first in the list of actors and the elder Kno'well first in the dramatis personae, that Shakespeare took that particular part. The order of a list of Elizabethan players was generally that of their importance or priority as shareholders in the company and seldom if ever corresponded to the list of characters.
"Every Man in His Humour" was an immediate success, and with it Jonson's reputation as one of the leading dramatists of his time
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was established once and for all. This could have been by no means Jonson's earliest comedy, and we have just learned that he was already reputed one of "our best in tragedy." Indeed, one of Jonson's extant comedies, "The Case is Altered," but one never claimed by him or published as his, must certainly have preceded "Every Man in His Humour" on the stage. The former play may be described as a comedy modelled on the Latin plays of Plautus. (It combines, in fact, situations derived from the "Captivi" and the "Aulularia" of that dramatist). But the pretty story of the beggar-maiden, Rachel, and her suitors, Jonson found, not among the classics, but in the ideals of romantic love which Shakespeare had already popularised on the stage. Jonson never again produced so fresh and lovable a feminine personage as Rachel, although in other respects "The Case is Altered" is not a conspicuous play, and, save for the satirising of Antony Munday in the person of Antonio Balladino and Gabriel Harvey as well, is perhaps the least characteristic of the comedies of Jonson.
"Every Man in His Humour," probably first acted late in the summer of 1598 and at the Curtain, is commonly regarded as an epoch-making play; and this view is not unjustified. As to plot, it tells little more than how an intercepted letter enabled a father to follow his supposedly studious son to London, and there observe his life with the gallants of the time. The real quality of this comedy is in its personages and in the theory upon which they are conceived. Ben Jonson had theories about poetry and the drama, and he was neither chary in talking of them nor in experimenting with
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them in his plays. This makes Jonson, like Dryden in his time, and Wordsworth much later, an author to reckon with; 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. First of all Jonson was a classicist, that is, he believed in restraint and precedent in art in opposition to the prevalent ungoverned and irresponsible Renaissance spirit. Jonson believed that there was a professional way of doing things which might be reached by a study of the best examples, and he found these examples for the most part among the ancients. To confine our attention to the drama, Jonson objected to the amateurishness and haphazard nature of many contemporary plays, and set himself to do something different; and the first and most striking thing that he evolved was his conception and practice of the comedy of humours.
As Jonson has been much misrepresented in this matter, let us quote his own words as to "humour." A humour, according to Jonson, was a bias of disposition, a warp, so to speak, in character by which
"Some one peculiar quality Doth so possess a man, that it doth draw All his affects, his spirits, and his powers, In their confluctions, all to run one way."
But continuing, Jonson is careful to add:
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"But that a rook by wearing a pied feather, The cable hat-band, or the three-piled ruff, A yard of shoe-tie, or the Switzers knot On his French garters, should affect a humour! O, it is more than most ridiculous."
Jonson's comedy of humours, in a word, conceived of stage personages on the basis of a ruling trait or passion (a notable simplification of actual life be it observed in passing); and, placing these typified traits in juxtaposition in their conflict and contrast, struck the spark of comedy. Downright, as his name indicates, is "a plain squire"; Bobadill's humour is that of the braggart who is incidentally, and with delightfully comic effect, a coward; Brainworm's humour is the finding out of things to the end of fooling everybody: of course he is fooled in the end himself. But it was not Jonson's theories alone that made the success of "Every Man in His Humour." The play is admirably written and each character is vividly conceived, and with a firm touch based on observation of the men of the London of the day. Jonson was neither in this, his first great comedy (nor in any other play that he wrote), a supine classicist, urging that English drama return to a slavish adherence to classical conditions. He says as to the laws of the old comedy (meaning by "laws," such matters as the unities of time and place and the use of chorus): "I see not then, but we should enjoy the same licence, or free power to illustrate and heighten our invention as they [the ancients] did; and not be tied to those strict and regular forms which the niceness of a few,
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" Chapman wrote "A Humourous Day's Mirth. To mention only Shakespeare's Falstaff and his rout. an eccentricity of manner. Welsh. Scotch. It was not Jonson's fault that many of his successors did precisely the thing that he had reprobated. "Humour Out of Breath. viewed at a satirical angle. though Shakespeare never employed the method of humours for an important personage. and the rest. and is the oldest and most persistent species of comedy in the language. Indeed. John Lyly. besides "Every Man Out of His Humour." Fletcher later. we turn a new page in page 10 / 469 . or cut of beard. Jonson's comedy merited its immediate success and marked out a definite course in which comedy long continued to run. a novel practice which Jonson had of his predecessor in comedy. Even the word "humour" seems to have been employed in the Jonsonian sense by Chapman before Jonson's use of it. "The Humourous Lieutenant.who are nothing but form. None the less. So are the captains. Dame Quickly. that is. would thrust upon us. There was an anonymous play called "Every Woman in Her Humour." and Malvolio especially later." all are conceived in the spirit of humours." With the performance of "Every Man Out of His Humour" in 1599. degrade "the humour: into an oddity of speech. and Irish of "Henry V." or in "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Day. Bardolph. by Shakespeare's company once more at the Globe.." returned to the title in closing the cycle of his comedies in "The Magnetic Lady or Humours Reconciled. of dress." and Jonson. the comedy of humours itself is only a heightened variety of the comedy of manners which represents life." "Every Man in His Humour" is written in prose. Pistol. whether in "Henry IV.
of the classical ideal of comedy -. proceeding by means of vivid caricature. contains two kinds of attack. if there is one feature more than any other that distinguishes Jonson. This play as a fabric of plot is a very slight affair.there had been nothing like Jonson's comedy since the days of Aristophanes. What Jonson really did. With the arrogant attitude mentioned above and his uncommon eloquence in scorn. in short. vituperation." to mention no other examples. the critical or generally satiric. "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. but as a satirical picture of the manners of the time. it is no wonder that Jonson page 11 / 469 . was to raise the dramatic lampoon to an art. and the personal. and in English drama this kind of thing is alluded to again and again. Jonson's contemporaries.as a realisation. "Every Man in His Humour. Despite his many real virtues." like the two plays that follow it. and to this may be added his self-righteousness. levelled at abuses and corruptions in the abstract.Jonson's career. especially under criticism or satire. it is his arrogance. and invective. in which specific application is made of all this in the lampooning of poets and others. Aristophanes so lampooned Euripides in "The Acharnians" and Socrates in "The Clouds. and make out of a casual burlesque and bit of mimicry a dramatic satire of literary pretensions and permanency. The method of personal attack by actual caricature of a person on the stage is almost as old as the drama. couched in witty and brilliant dialogue and sustained by that righteous indignation which must lie at the heart of all true satire -.
a fellow playwright. "Histriomastix. On the other hand. contained in "The Scourge of Villainy. C. The circumstances of the origin of this 'poetomachia' are far from clear. and the excellent contributions to the subject by H. epigrams of Jonson have been discovered (49. See also his earlier work. and took his pistol from him. and 100) variously charging "playwright" (reasonably identified with Marston) with scurrility." 1892. Jonson's own statement of the matter to Drummond runs: "He had many quarrels with Marston." a satire in regular form after the manner of the ancients by John Marston. apparently to Jonson.soon involved himself in literary and even personal quarrels with his fellow-authors. Here at least we are on certain ground. 1906. Penniman in "Belles Lettres Series" shortly to appear. subsequent friend and collaborator of Jonson's. cowardice. wrote his "Poetaster" on him." a play revised by Marston in page 12 / 469 . beat him. the beginning[s] of them were that Marston represented him on the stage. and the principals of the quarrel are known. though the dates of the epigrams cannot be ascertained with certainty. except of late. The origin of the "war" has been referred to satirical references." and in his edition of Jonson. have not helped to make them clearer. H. 68. and those who have written on the topic. "The War of the Theatres. Hart in "Notes and Queries."* [footnote] *The best account of this whole subject is to be found in the edition of "Poetaster" and "Satiromastrix" by J. and plagiarism.
Apparently we must now prefer for Carlo a notorious character named Charles Chester." Is it conceivable that after all Jonson was ridiculing Marston. and translator." Carlo Buffone was formerly thought certainly to be Marston. We are on sounder ground of fact in recording other manifestations of Jonson's enmity. satirist]. seems rather a complimentary portrait of Jonson than a caricature..'. has been regarded as the one in which Jonson was thus "represented on the stage". poor but proud. and contemptuous of the common herd.e. and profane jester.a perpetual talker and made a noise like a drum in a room. In "The page 13 / 469 .. of the time" (Joseph Hall being by his own boast the first. although the personage in question. As to the personages actually ridiculed in "Every Man Out of His Humour. From him Ben Jonson takes his Carlo Buffone ['i. as he was described as "a public. 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. jester] in "Every Man in His Humour" ['sic']. Chrisogonus. and Marston's work being entitled "The Scourge of Villainy"). satirist. of whom gossipy and inaccurate Aubrey relates that he was "a bold impertinent fellow. scurrilous. 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." and elsewhere as the grand scourge or second untruss [that is.1598. a poet.
and the persons revert at times to abstractions. the central idea of a fountain of self-love is not very well carried out. on the accession of the new king." Here personal satire seems to have absorbed everything. and impossible than "Every Man Out of His Humour. and companion of men of fashion. accepted poet of the court. and while much of the caricature is admirable. and in the pastoral drama. he came soon to triumph over Daniel as the accepted entertainer of royalty.Case is Altered" there is clear ridicule in the character Antonio Balladino of Anthony Munday. it is notable that he became. pageant-poet of the city. and that. in the masques at court. but in these last we venture on quagmire once more. they were hence to him his natural enemies. As to Jonson's personal ambitions with respect to these two men." the second "comical satire. as a play." Daniel under the characters Fastidious Brisk and Hedon. "Cynthia's Revels. in the entertainments that welcomed King James on his way to London. In "Every Man in His Humour" there is certainly a caricature of Samuel Daniel. It seems almost certain that he pursued both in the personages of his satire through "Every Man Out of His Humour." and "Cynthia's Revels. is even more lengthy. Munday as Puntarvolo and Amorphus. the action to allegory. sonneteer. and. Jonson's literary rivalry of Daniel is traceable again and again. It adds to our wonder that page 14 / 469 . These men held recognised positions to which Jonson felt his talents better entitled him." was acted in 1600. but chronologer to the City of London. especially in the detail of witty and trenchantly satirical dialogue. translator of romances and playwright as well. elaborate. not pageant-poet.
Crites. According to the author's own account. Him Jonson immortalised in one of the sweetest of his epitaphs. wholly admirable. Another of these precocious little actors was Salathiel Pavy." a dramatic page 15 / 469 . 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 whom he taught later how to make plays. interpreted as Lodge or. holding his head high above the pack of the yelping curs of envy and detraction. An interesting sidelight is this on the character of this redoubtable and rugged satirist. To the caricature of Daniel and Munday in "Cynthia's Revels" must be added Anaides (impudence)." acted. and judicious scholar. already famed for taking the parts of old men. and Asotus (the prodigal). once more. The third and last of the "comical satires" is "Poetaster. Raleigh.this difficult drama should have been acted by the Children of Queen Elizabeth's Chapel. the Untrussing of the Humorous Poet. among them Nathaniel Field with whom Jonson read Horace and Martial. and Jonson's only avowed contribution to the fray. like Asper-Macilente in "Every Man Out of His Humour. this play was written in fifteen weeks on a report that his enemies had entrusted to Dekker the preparation of "Satiromastix. by the Children of the Chapel in 1601." is Jonson's self-complaisant portrait of himself. here assuredly Marston. who died before he was thirteen. more perilously. the just. that he should thus have befriended and tenderly remembered these little theatrical waifs. but careless of their puny attacks on his perfections with only too mindful a neglect.
turning his abusive vocabulary back upon Jonson and adding "an immodesty to his dialogue that did not enter into Jonson's conception. This he hurriedly adapted to include the satirical characters suggested by page 16 / 469 . traduce. he was at work on a species of chronicle history. and "Poetaster" was an immediate and deserved success. is bound over to keep the peace and never thenceforward "malign. to write a dramatic reply to Jonson. is made to throw up the difficult words with which he had overburdened his stomach as well as overlarded his vocabulary. the offending poetaster. after a device borrowed from the "Lexiphanes" of Lucian. that Dekker hit upon in his reply. Marston-Crispinus. that when Dekker was engaged professionally." and he amplified him. In the end Crispinus with his fellow. dealing with the story of Walter Terill in the reign of William Rufus. Dekker-Demetrius." One of the most diverting personages in Jonson's comedy is Captain Tucca. Captain Tucca.attack upon himself. and a picturesqueness of speech like that of a walking dictionary of slang. or detract the person or writings of Quintus Horatius Flaccus [Jonson] or any other eminent man transcending you in merit. "Satiromastix." It was this character. "His peculiarity" has been well described by Ward as "a buoyant blackguardism which recovers itself instantaneously from the most complete exposure. In this attempt to forestall his enemies Jonson succeeded." It has been held. altogether plausibly. "Poetaster" is planned to lead up to the ludicrous final scene in which. While hardly more closely knit in structure than its earlier companion pieces. so to speak.
" dating 1601-02." the town awarded the palm to Dekker. The town was agog with the strife." 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. 2)." and fashioned to convey the satire of his reply. not to Jonson. whose "ningle" or pal. entitled "The Return from Parnassus. has recently been shown to figure forth. as a character. in all likelihood.that many. the absurd Asinius Bubo. aye and Ben Jonson." ii. The absurdity of placing Horace in the court of a Norman king is the result. are afraid of goose-quills. and Jonson gave over in consequence his practice of "comical satire." Several other plays have been thought to bear a greater or less part in the war of the theatres. we learn that the children's company (acting the plays of Jonson) did "so berattle the common stages. declare: "Why here's our fellow Shakespeare puts them all down.." nothing came of this complaint. In it a much-quoted passage makes Burbage. and dare scarce come thither.. Slight and hastily adapted as is "Satiromastix. the poet Drayton." especially in a comparison with the better wrought and more significant satire of "Poetaster. Jonson's friend. and self-righteousness of Jonson-Horace. It may be suspected that much of this furious clatter and give-and-take was pure playing to the gallery. too."Poetaster. wearing rapiers. But Dekker's play is not without its palpable hits at the arrogance. the literary pride. Among them the most important is a college play. and on no less an authority than Shakespeare ("Hamlet. O that Ben Jonson is a page 17 / 469 .
A wiser interpretation finds the "purge" in "Satiromastix. on the one hand. was staged by his company. and not second even to him as a dramatic satirist." which. so that Shakespeare was making no new departure when he wrote his "Julius Caesar" about 1600. "Troilus and Cressida" has been thought by some to be the play in which Shakespeare thus "put down" his friend. Plays on subjects derived from classical story and myth had held the stage from the beginning of the drama. he brought up Horace. Therefore when Jonson staged "Sejanus. Jonson. giving the poets a pill. but our fellow Shakespeare hath given him a purge that made him bewray his credit." Was Shakespeare then concerned in this war of the stages? And what could have been the nature of this "purge"? Among several suggestions. Heywood some years before had put five straggling plays on the stage in quick succession. all derived from stories in Ovid and dramatised with little taste or discrimination. The last years of the reign of Elizabeth thus saw Jonson recognised as a dramatist second only to Shakespeare. But Jonson's idea of a play on classical history. though not written by Shakespeare. and Shakespeare's and the elder popular dramatists." three years later and with Shakespeare's company once more. he was only following in the elder dramatist's footsteps. and therefore with his approval and under his direction as one of the leaders of that company. But Jonson now turned his talents to new fields. but even he was contented to take all his ancient history from North's translation of Plutarch and dramatise page 18 / 469 .pestilent fellow. were very different. on the other. Shakespeare had a finer conception of form.
Jonson was a scholar and a classical antiquarian. A passage in the address of the former play to the reader. in which Jonson refers to a collaboration in an earlier version. and his atmosphere.his subject without further inquiry." In the previous year. In 1605. Suetonius. to Jonson. But this was not due entirely to the merits of the play. "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. "Eastward Hoe" achieved the extraordinary popularity represented in a demand for three issues in one year. 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. so that the wounds of the war of the theatres must have been long since healed. Between Jonson and Chapman there was the kinship of similar scholarly ideals. to be certain of his facts. In its earliest version a passage which an irritable courtier conceived to be derogatory to page 19 / 469 ." in terms of fervid admiration. has led to the surmise that Shakespeare may have been that "worthier pen. and other authorities. and wrote his "Sejanus" like a scholar." which followed in 1611. we find Jonson in active collaboration with Chapman and Marston in the admirable comedy of London life entitled "Eastward Hoe. reading Tacitus. Marston had dedicated his "Malcontent. and somewhat pedantically noting his authorities in the margin when he came to print. The two continued friends throughout life. He reprobated this slipshod amateurishness." There is no evidence to determine the matter. his setting.
With the accession of King James." "Lovers made Men. He enhanced. On the mechanical and scenic side Jonson had an inventive and ingenious partner in Inigo Jones. but. as well. who more than any one man raised the standard of stage representation in the England of his day. so to speak. sent both Chapman and Jonson to jail. but the matter was soon patched up. the beauty and dignity of those portions of the masque in which noble lords and ladies took their parts to create. and the two testy old men appear to have become not only a constant irritation to each other. a comedy or farcical element of relief. entrusted to professional players or dancers. for such premeditated devices to set and frame. a quarrel with Jones embittered his life. Jonson began his long and successful career as a writer of masques." "Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue. But Jonson gave dramatic value to the masque. Jonson continued active in the service of the court in the writing of masques and other entertainments far into the reign of King Charles. a court ball had been known and practised in varying degrees of elaboration long before his time. the royal architect. for by this time Jonson had influence at court. the Scots." "Love Freed from Ignorance. towards the end. a sumptuous show. In "Hymenaei." "The Masque of Queens. He wrote more masques than all his competitors together. especially in his invention of the antimasque. but intolerable bores at court. and they are of an extraordinary variety and poetic excellence.his nation. by their gorgeous costumes and artistic grouping and evolutions." and many more page 20 / 469 . Jonson did not invent the masque.
These comedies. Its subject is a struggle of wit applied to chicanery. and for constructive cleverness. is discoverable that power of broad comedy which. in a sense. at court as well as in the city. his poetry and inventiveness in these by-forms of the drama. for among its dramatis personae. a transition play from the dramatic satires of the war of the theatres to the purer comedy represented in the plays named above. represent Jonson at his height. for. there is scarcely a virtuous character in the play. "Volpone. Voltore (the vulture). his rascally servant Mosca. But Jonson was on sound historical ground. "The Silent Woman" in 1609. although the plot ends in the discomfiture and imprisonment of the most vicious. with "Bartholomew Fair. wit and brilliancy of dialogue. In 1605 "Volpone" was produced. it involves no mortal catastrophe." 1614." is. his taste. for "Volpone" is conceived far more logically on the lines of the ancients' theory of comedy than was page 21 / 469 . to Sir Politic Would-be and the rest. from the villainous Fox himself.will be found Jonson's aptitude. while in "The Masque of Christmas. Corbaccio and Corvino (the big and the little raven). character successfully conceived in the manner of caricature." and "The Gipsies Metamorphosed" especially. "The Alchemist" in the following year. they stand alone in English drama. But Jonson had by no means given up the popular stage when he turned to the amusement of King James. or the Fox. Question has been raised as to whether a story so forbidding can be considered a comedy. was not the least element of Jonson's contemporary popularity.
played by a heartless nephew on his misanthropic uncle. and warranted silent. In "The Alchemist" Jonson represented. We may object to the fact that the only person in the play possessed of a scruple of honesty is discomfited. 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 so plausibly presented that we forget its departures from the possibilities of life. The whole comedy hinges on a huge joke.ever the romantic drama of Shakespeare. in the end. and. the personages stand out with such lifelike distinctness in their several kinds. In "The Alchemist." again. the whole fabric building climax on climax. and that the greatest scoundrel of all is approved in the end and rewarded. The comedy is so admirably written and contrived. we have the utmost cleverness in construction. turns out neither silent nor a woman at all. but full page 22 / 469 . witty. less definite. "Bartholomew Fair. and the whole is animated with such verve and resourcefulness that "The Alchemist" is a new marvel every time it is read. but who. certain sharpers of the metropolis." less clear cut. identifying brains with roguery and innocence with folly. Lastly of this group comes the tremendous comedy. revelling in their shrewdness and rascality and in the variety of the stupidity and wickedness of their victims. fair. "The Silent Woman" is a gigantic farce of the most ingenious construction. and less structurally worthy of praise than its three predecessors. ingenious. young. admires the former while inconsistently punishing them. none the less to the life.
and Hesperida to Dame Kitely "dwelling i' the Old Jewry. 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. he transferred the scene of "Every Man in His Humour" from Florence to London also. It is in "Bartholomew Fair" that we are presented to the immortal caricature of the Puritan.of the keenest and cleverest of satire and inventive to a degree beyond any English comedy save some other of Jonson's own. always open to this danger. "Volpone" was laid as to scene in Venice. Prospero to Master Welborn. converting Signior Lorenzo di Pazzi to Old Kno'well. and the Littlewits that group about him." acted in 1616. and it is in this extraordinary comedy that the humour of Jonson." page 23 / 469 . '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. Whether because of the success of "Eastward Hoe" or for other reasons. Zeal-in-the-Land Busy." Indeed Jonson went further when he came to revise his plays for collected publication in his folio of 1616." Another comedy of less merit is "The Devil is an Ass. loosens into the Rabelaisian mode that so delighted King James in "The Gipsies Metamorphosed.
the Victorian to sentimentality -." which Jonson did not acknowledge. Jonson has shown himself a genuine realist. excepting "The Case is Altered." which was written too late. A happy comparison has been suggested between Ben Jonson and Charles Dickens. and when all has been said -. perverse. his poetry. Both men were at heart moralists. lowly born and hardly bred. It included likewise a book of some hundred and thirty odd "Epigrams.though the Elizabethan ran to satire. In 1616. Jonson collected his plays.In his comedies of London life. even wrong-headed at times. the year of the death of Shakespeare. despite his trend towards caricature.leaving the world better for the art that they practised in it. This. This volume published." a smaller collection of lyric and occasional verse and some ten "Masques" and "Entertainments. and his masques for publication in a collective edition. and each represented it intimately and in elaborate detail. Both were men of the people. "The Forest." in which form of brief and pungent writing Jonson was an acknowledged master. all the plays thus far mentioned. in a carefully revised text. but possessed of a true pathos and largeness of heart. This was an unusual thing at the time and had been attempted by no dramatist before Jonson. seeking the truth by the exaggerated methods of humour and caricature. Each knew the London of his time as few men knew it." In this same year Jonson was made poet laureate with a pension of one hundred marks a year. with his fees page 24 / 469 . drawing from the life about him with an experience and insight rare in any generation. "Bartholomew Fair." and "The Devil is an Ass.
" as he put it. as by report." We know from a story. their antiquities and curious lore as well as their more solid learning. In 1618 Jonson was granted the reversion of the office of Master of the Revels. and the small earnings of his plays must have formed the bulk of his income. but he did not live to enjoy its perquisites.and returns from several noblemen. Jonson was an indefatigable collector of books. page 25 / 469 . though when and under what circumstances is not known. but he acquainted himself especially with the Latin writings of his learned contemporaries. Though a poor man. Jonson's theory of authorship involved a wide acquaintance with books and "an ability. "to convert the substance or riches of another poet to his own use. a post for which he was peculiarly fitted. little to the credit of either. that Jonson accompanied Raleigh's son abroad in the capacity of a tutor. their prose as well as their poetry. Worse men were made knights in his day than worthy Ben Jonson. for example. as. The poet appears to have done certain literary hack-work for others. 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. It has been said that he narrowly escaped the honour of knighthood." Accordingly Jonson read not only the Greek and Latin classics down to the lesser writers. one of the most learned men of his time. From 1616 to the close of the reign of King James. parts of the Punic Wars contributed to Raleigh's "History of the World. Jonson produced nothing for the stage. But he "prosecuted" what he calls "his wonted studies" with such assiduity that he became in reality.
. you track him everywhere in their snow. in fair large Italian lettering. His theory demanded design and the perfection of page 26 / 469 . his library was destroyed by fire. Dryden said memorably of him: "[He] was not only a professed imitator of Horace. The sophist Libanius suggests the situation of "The Silent Woman". "Il Candelaio. on his originality. but he models some of the speeches of Cicero on the Roman orator's actual words. but a learned plagiary of all the others. an accident serio-comically described in his witty poem.But he has done his robberies so openly that one sees he fears not to be taxed by any law. But Jonson commonly bettered his sources." Yet even now a book turns up from time to time in which is inscribed.. In "Catiline." the relation of the dupes and the sharpers in "The Alchemist." he not only uses Sallust's account of the conspiracy." the "Mostellaria" of Plautus. a Latin comedy of Giordano Bruno." he lifts a whole satire out of Horace and dramatises it effectively for his purposes. With respect to Jonson's use of his material. in 1623. "An Execration upon Vulcan. and putting the stamp of his sovereignty on whatever bullion he borrowed made it thenceforward to all time current and his own." And yet it is but fair to say that Jonson prided himself. In "Poetaster. The lyric and especially the occasional poetry of Jonson has a peculiar merit. and justly.. its admirable opening scene." Unhappily. the name.He told Drummond that "the Earl of Pembroke sent him 20 pounds every first day of the new year to buy new books. He invades authors like a monarch. and what would be theft in other poets is only victory in him. Ben Jonson.
yet showing again and again a generous appreciation of worth in others. a suspicion that they were not quite spontaneous and unbidden.literary finish. a discriminating taste and a generous personal regard. chaste and fair. He was furthest from the rhapsodist and the careless singer of an idle day." "Drink to me only with thine eyes. but that they were carved. includes page 27 / 469 . of those to whom he had written verses. there is yet about the lyrics of Jonson a certain stiffness and formality. and he believed that Apollo could only be worthily served in singing robes and laurel crowned. 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. in the difficult poetry of compliment. And yet many of Jonson's lyrics will live as long as the language. seldom falling into fulsome praise and disproportionate similitude. still to be dressed"? Beautiful in form. There are no such epitaphs as Ben Jonson's. and those who had written verses to him. Who does not know "Queen and huntress." Jonson is unsurpassed. too. 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. and many more. with not a word too much or one that bears not its part in the total effect. with disproportionate labour by a potent man of letters whose habitual thought is on greater things. on Salathiel Pavy. There was no man in England of his rank so well known and universally beloved as Ben Jonson. witness the charming ones on his own children. the child-actor. deft and graceful in expression. The list of his friends. so to speak." or "Still to be neat.
" Pallas turns the Iron Age with its attendant evils into statues which sink out of sight. prefixed to the first Shakespeare folio. foremost of Scottish poets. William Shakespeare. Jonson hit upon the heroic remedy of a journey afoot to Scotland." to mention only these." be matched in stately gravity and gnomic wisdom in its own wise and stately age. And the tone of many of these productions discloses an affectionate familiarity that speaks for the amiable personality and sound worth of the laureate. In "The Golden Age Restored." and that admirable piece of critical insight and filial affection. 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. growing unwieldy through inactivity. in "Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue. was proud to entertain him for weeks as his guest at Hawthornden. he was far from inactive. Such is the fine "Ode to the memory of Sir Lucius Cary and Sir Henry Moryson. Nor can the earlier "Epode. and what he hath left us. Some of the noblest of Jonson's poems were inspired by friendship. and Drummond.the name of every man of prominence in the England of King James. When he arrived in Edinburgh. 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 1619. the burgesses met to grant him the freedom of the city. "To the memory of my beloved master." Atlas figures represented as an page 28 / 469 . for year after year his inexhaustible inventiveness continued to contribute to the masquing and entertainment at court." beginning "Not to know vice at all.
the Triple Tun. at the Devil Tavern." is one of the characters. between 1625 and 1633. was not to forget. as at the Dog. Jonson.old man. "the god of cheer or the belly. of valorous potations." the last doubtless revised from a much earlier comedy. too. outdid the frolic wine. These. opinions. And we hear. and enmities." late in the reign of James. the absolute monarch of English literary Bohemia. too. "Pan's Anniversary. "We such clusters had As made us nobly wild. And yet each verse of thine Outdid the meat. but in the words of Herrick addressed to his master." "The Magnetic Lady. and Comus. and the earlier years of Charles were the days of the Apollo Room of the Devil Tavern where Jonson presided. page 29 / 469 . producing. his reminiscences. though Jonson was not without royal favours. and the old poet returned to the stage. affections." and "The Tale of a Tub. and "The Gipsies Metamorphosed" displayed the old drollery and broad humorous stroke still unimpaired and unmatchable. We hear of a room blazoned about with Jonson's own judicious "Leges Convivales" in letters of gold. devotedly attached to their veteran dictator." "The New Inn." But the patronage of the court failed in the days of King Charles. named John Milton. a circumstance which an imaginative boy of ten. his shoulders covered with snow. of a company made up of the choicest spirits of the time. and at the Mermaid. proclaimed that Jonson had not yet forgotten how to write exquisite lyrics. not mad. "The Staple of News.
bearing in its various parts dates ranging from 1630 to 1642. although the scathing generalisation of Dryden that designated them "Jonson's dotages" is unfair to their genuine merits. or "Humours Reconciled. and he was bedridden for months. and promulgation of news (wild flight of the fancy in its time) was an excellent subject for satire on the existing absurdities among newsmongers." who. He had succeeded Middleton in 1628 as Chronologer to the City of London. It included all the plays mentioned in the foregoing paragraphs. especially of his sometime friend.None of these plays met with any marked success." Jonson died. but lost the post for not fulfilling its duties. in her bounty." These last plays of the old dramatist revert to caricature and the hard lines of allegory. draws to her personages of differing humours to reconcile them in the end according to the alternative title. the satire degenerates into personal lampoon. the moralist is more than ever present. which he had been some time gathering. although as much can hardly be said for "The Magnetic Lady. and even commissioned him to write still for the entertainment of the court. who appears unworthily to have used his influence at court against the broken-down old poet. was printed in 1640. proper dressing. 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. Inigo Jones. And now disease claimed Jonson. King Charles befriended him. Thus the idea of an office for the gathering. excepting "The page 30 / 469 . 1637. and a second folio of his works. August 6.
or had their reflux to his peculiar notion of the times. and their passing opinions noted. He finds a choice paragraph on eloquence in Seneca the elder and applies it to his own recollection of Bacon's power as an orator." The "Discoveries. adapting it to his recollection of his fellow-playwright. Many passages of Jonson's "Discoveries" are literal translations from the authors he chanced to be reading. "The Sad Shepherd.Case is Altered. with the reference." the masques. Shakespeare. at others he clarifies his own conception of poetry and poets by recourse to Aristotle." 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. and certain fragments and ingatherings which the poet would hardly have included himself. and another on facile and ready genius." in Latin and English. To call such page 31 / 469 . passages that took their fancy translated or transcribed." and three acts of a pastoral drama of much beauty and poetic spirit." as it is usually called. and translates it. some fifteen. or Discoveries" "made upon men and matter as they have flowed out of his daily reading. At times he follows the line of Macchiavelli's argument as to the nature and conduct of princes. as the accident of the moment prescribed. These last comprise the fragment (less than seventy lines) of a tragedy called "Mortimer his Fall. another collection of lyrics and occasional poetry called "Underwoods. that date between 1617 and 1630. and "Timber. including some further entertainments. in which their reading was chronicled. noted or not. is a commonplace book such as many literary men have kept. a translation of "Horace's Art of Poetry" (also published in a vicesimo quarto in 1640).
page 32 / 469 .passages -." FELIX E. PHILADELPHIA. in the descriptive comments of his masques. and in the "Discoveries. 1609.A. was carved on the stone covering his grave in one of the aisles of Westminster Abbey: "O rare Ben Jonson. 4to. and the project failed. THE COLLEGE. SCHELLING. The Case is Altered. is to obscure the significance of words. not insufficient. 1601. 4to. A memorial.S." is characterised by clarity and vigorous directness. U.which Jonson never intended for publication -plagiarism. But the Civil War was at hand. The following is a complete list of his published works: -- DRAMAS: Every Man in his Humour. To disparage his memory by citing them is a preposterous use of scholarship. nor is it wanting in a fine sense of form or in the subtler graces of diction. Jonson's prose. When Jonson died there was a project for a handsome monument to his memory. both in his dramas.
fol.. 1605. published in fols. Hor. 1605. 1600. The Alchemist. 1612. fol. 1692.. 1614 (?). Cynthia's Revels. 4to. The New Sun. Eastward Ho (with Chapman and Marston). 1602.. 4to.Every Man out of his Humour. The Magnetic Lady. fol. 4to.. POEMS: Epigrams. 1640. 4to. 1609 (?). fol. and collaboration in The Widow with Fletcher and Middleton. and in the Bloody Brother with Fletcher. 4to. Epicoene. Poetaster. Flaccus his art of Poetry.. fol. Mortimer his Fall (fragment). The Sad Shepherd. 1640. A Tale of a Tub. The Forrest. Bartholomew Fayre. 1640. Englished by Ben Jonson. 1631.. Catiline. 4to. Selections: Execration against Vulcan. or a Tale of Robin Hood.. 1616.. page 33 / 469 . fol. The Divell is an Asse. or Humours Reconcild. or the Silent Woman. 1631. 1601. fol. G.. Underwoods.. 1607. 1640. fol. his Conspiracy. 1640. 4to.. Sejanus. To Jonson have also been attributed additions to Kyd's Jeronymo. 1611. 1631. 4to. 1631. 4to. 1640. 8vo. fol. 1616. 1641. fol. Leges Convivialis. The Staple of Newes. 1692. 4to. Volpone. and Epigrams.
1816. 1907. 1846. etc. etc. 1905. 3 volumes. 1692. fol. 2. page 34 / 469 . Plays and Poems..Other minor poems first appeared in Gifford's edition of Works. Nicholson (Mermaid Series).. 1890. fol. Morley.. edited by P. PROSE: Timber. ed. C.. 1871. Whalley. fol. Nine Plays. ed. Hart (Standard Library). H. 9 volumes. WORKS: Fol. Masques and Entertainments were published in the early folios. 1729. Plays (7) and Poems (Newnes). 1904. made by Ben Jonson for the benefit of Strangers. by B. 1756. 1640. 1875. 1616. Morley (Universal Library). by Barry Cornwall (with Memoir). 1893.. re-edited by F. Poems. with Introduction by H.. with Memoir by H. Herford. Masques and Entertainments. 1641. 1640 (1631-41). Cunningham. 1885.. 1838. 7 volumes. volume. by Gifford (with Memoir). with Introduction by C. by H.. Bennett (Carlton Classics). or Discoveries made upon Men and Matter. H. in 9 volumes. 1716-19. 1906. The English Grammar..
1895. etc. Brave Translunary Things. 1886. A. Sidney. Lyrics (Jonson. Symonds. Songs (from Plays. 4. No. Masques. *** BEN JONSON'S PLAYS THE ALCHEMIST page 35 / 469 . 1889. with earliest known setting. Arber. 1901. A. Notes of Ben Jonson Conversations with Drummond of Hawthornden. with Introduction and Notes by P. Underwoods. 1906. 1906. 1886. Jonson Anthology. A Study of Ben Jonson. the Chap Books. LIFE: See Memoirs affixed to Works. 1842. Grosart. Cambridge University Press. 1906. Beaumont and Fletcher).SELECTIONS: J. 1905. ed. J. with Biographical and Critical Essay. Eragny Press. Symonds (English Worthies). Shakespeare Society. (Canterbury Poets). Swinburne.).
TO THE LADY MOST DESERVING HER NAME AND BLOOD: LADY MARY WROTH. lest it talk or look like one of the ambitious faces of the time. are the less themselves. In the age of sacrifices. and to whom it was kindled. 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. the truth of religion was not in the greatness and fat of the offerings. except with those affections that no less love the light and witness. Madam. safe in your judgment (which is a Sidney's) is forbidden to speak more. than they have the conscience of your virtue? If what I offer bear an acceptable odour. Otherwise. This. yet. there comes rarely forth that thing so full of authority or example. and loses. as the times are.BY BEN JONSON. page 36 / 469 . but by assiduity and custom grows less. it is your value of it. the more they paint. which remembers where. when. and hold the first strength. who.
are received for the braver fellows: when many times their own rudeness is the cause of their disgrace. thou art an understander. For they commend writers. in poetry. and a little touch of their adversary gives all that page 37 / 469 . and sufficient for this. as they are deriders of all diligence that way. and but a pretender. by the many.Your ladyship's true honourer. and. and then I trust thee. for thou wert never more fair in the way to be cozened. beware of what hands thou receivest thy commodity. If thou beest more. think to get off wittily with their ignorance. and be afraid of her. Nay. But how out of purpose. especially in plays: wherein. and place. TO THE READER. when they understand not the things. through their excellent vice of judgment. and presumers on their own naturals. they are esteemed the more learned. as they do fencers or wrestlers. do I name art? When the professors are grown so obstinate contemners of it. and put for it with a great deal of violence. is the only point of art that tickles the spectators. who if they come in robustuously. now the concupiscence of dances and of antics so reigneth. BEN JONSON. by simple mocking at the terms. than in this age. as to run away from nature. If thou art one that takest up.
to gain the opinion of copy. DRAMATIS PERSONAE. and when it comes it doth not recompense the rest of their ill. DAPPER. page 38 / 469 . But I give thee this warning. for I know. For it is only the disease of the unskilful. if it were put to the question of theirs and mine. out of a hope to do good to any man against his will. and great. DOL COMMON. to think rude things greater than polished. I deny not. SUBTLE.boisterous force the foil. than a faint shadow. the Alchemist. their Colleague. that there is a great difference between those. perhaps. the Housekeeper. and is more eminent. utter all they can. that. and those that use election and a mean. but very seldom. a Lawyer's Clerk. It sticks out. may some time happen on some thing that is good. FACE. I speak not this. however unfitly. the worse would find more suffrages: because the most favour common errors. who always seek to do more than enough. but that these men. because all is sordid and vile about it: as lights are more discerned in a thick darkness. or scattered more numerous than composed.
ANANIAS. a Gamester. a Tobacco Man.DRUGGER. SCENE. KASTRIL. Master of the House. his Sister. the angry Boy. Neighbours. etc. a Deacon there. SIR EPICURE MAMMON. -. TRIBULATION WHOLESOME. a Widow. a Knight. Attendants. page 39 / 469 . Officers. LOVEWIT.LONDON. PERTINAX SURLY. a Pastor of Amsterdam. DAME PLIANT.
for fear. E ase him corrupted. and all in fume are gone. telling fortunes. To the author justice. and they. were become C ozeners at large. with him they here contract. flat bawdry with the stone. No country's mirth is better than our own: page 40 / 469 . Our scene is London. both for your sakes and ours. S elling of flies. and much abuse. Fortune. and only wanting some H ouse to set up. I n casting figures. T he sickness hot. 'cause we would make known. E ach for a share. a master quit. who now brought low.ARGUMENT. that favours fools. H is house in town. to ourselves but grace. T ill it. these two short hours. PROLOGUE. and gave means to know A Cheater. and all begin to act. We wish away. and left one servant there. in place. news. M uch company they draw. Judging spectators. and desire. L eaving their narrow practice. and his punk.
WITH HIS SWORD DRAWN. now call'd humours. feed the stage. but better men. But will with such fair correctives be pleased: For here he doth not fear who can apply. As even the doers may see. And which have still been subject for the rage Or spleen of comic writers. They shall find things. IN A CAPTAIN'S UNIFORM. but so shewn. impostor. QUARRELLING. Though this pen Did never aim to grieve. Bawd. ACT 1. And in their working gain and profit meet. Howe'er the age he lives in doth endure The vices that she breeds. many persons more.No clime breeds better matter for your whore. If there be any that will sit so nigh Unto the stream. page 41 / 469 . to look what it doth run. AND SUBTLE WITH A VIAL. above their cure. A ROOM IN LOVEWIT'S HOUSE. squire. ENTER FACE. they'd think or wish were done. AND FOLLOWED BY DOL COMMON. SCENE 1. They are so natural follies. But when the wholesome remedies are sweet. and yet not own. Whose manners.1. He hopes to find no spirit so much diseased.
SUB.FACE. I'll gum your silks With good strong water. DOL. look ye. are you madmen? SUB. Rogue. sovereign. DOL. DOL. Sirrah. Thy worst. I will. Have you your wits? why. O. an you come.out of all your sleights. gentlemen! for love -- FACE. I'll strip you -- SUB. rogue! -. FACE. Nay. Sirrah -- page 42 / 469 . general. What to do? lick figs Out at my -- FACE. I fart at thee. let the wild sheep loose. Will you have The neighbours hear you? will you betray all? Hark! I hear somebody. Believe 't.
my mungrel? who am I? SUB. yes. Dare you do this? SUB. For the vacations -- FACE. rogue. Yes. faith. you insolent slave. Yes. SUB. Honest. You most notorious whelp. Will you be so loud? page 43 / 469 . I'll tell you. FACE. FACE. that kept Your master's worship's house here in the Friars. if you approach.. livery-three-pound-thrum. Since you know not yourself.SUB. who Am I. you were once (time's not long past) the good. plain. Speak lower. FACE. Why. faith. I shall mar All that the tailor has made.
by my means. By your means. have I Been countenanced by you. I pray you. Taking your meal of steam in. FACE. Why. translated suburb-captain. Where. sir. Since. where I met you first. with your pinch'd-horn-nose. SUB. All this I speak of. And your complexion of the Roman wash. you did walk Piteously costive. or you by me? Do but collect. But I shall put you in mind. sir. I think it. I do not hear well.at Pie-corner. Within man's memory. doctor dog! SUB. page 44 / 469 . I wish you could advance your voice a little. -. FACE. SUB. Like powder corns shot at the artillery-yard. Stuck full of black and melancholic worms. from cooks' stalls.SUB. FACE. Not of this. like the father of hunger.
for your kibes. Advanced all your black arts. drew you customers. and a thin threaden cloke. Your feet in mouldy slippers. your glasses. A house to practise in -- SUB. beside. Your stills. So. lent you. vegetals. When you went pinn'd up in the several rags You had raked and pick'd from dunghills. but to see a fire. your materials. before day. Your conjuring. Your master's house! FACE. and animals. Where you have studied the more thriving skill Of bawdry since. A felt of rug. and your algebra. Built you a furnace. page 45 / 469 .FACE. Your minerals. and your dozen of trades. cozening. When all your alchemy. credit for your coals. That scarce would cover your no buttocks -- SUB. sir! FACE. I gave you countenance. Could not relieve your corps with so much linen Would make you tinder.
SUB. and fix'd thee page 46 / 469 . FACE. Sell the dole beer to aqua-vitae men. since your mistress' death hath broke up house. -Thou vermin. The which. I'll thunder you in pieces: I will teach you How to beware to tempt a Fury again. you scarab. SUB. No. your clothes. No. The place has made you valiant.SUB. You might talk softlier. together with your Christmas vails At post-and-pair. I know you were one could keep The buttery-hatch still lock'd. Sublimed thee. in your master's house. That carries tempest in his hand and voice. but a spider. So poor. Here. Yes. rascal. your letting out of counters. and exalted thee. Made you a pretty stock. some twenty marks. so wretched. Make it not strange. when no living thing Would keep thee company. You and the rats here kept possession. or worse? Rais'd thee from brooms. FACE. and dust. and save the chippings. have I ta'en thee out of dung. And gave you credit to converse with cobwebs. and watering-pots.
made thee fit For more than ordinary fellowships? Giv'n thee thy oaths. under ground. to quintessence. Dice.In the third region. Had not I been. Never been known. Or an ale-house darker than deaf John's. been lost To all mankind. what mean you? Will you mar all? SUB. cards. but laundresses and tapsters. Thy rules to cheat at horse-race. thy quarrelling dimensions. thou hadst had no name -- DOL. The heat of horse-dung. Will you undo yourselves with civil war? SUB. or whatever gallant tincture else? Made thee a second in mine own great art? And have I this for thanks! Do you rebel. in cellars. call'd our state of grace? Wrought thee to spirit. past equi clibanum. cock-pit. Do you fly out in the projection? Would you be gone now? DOL. Gentlemen. page 47 / 469 . with pains Would twice have won me the philosopher's work? Put thee in words and fashion. Slave.
I shall turn desperate. and pans. And all thy pots. Erecting figures in your rows of houses. And hang thyself. Worse than Gamaliel Ratsey's. SUB. Nay.DOL. general. Since thou hast moved me -- DOL. if you grow thus loud. dust. page 48 / 469 . and a face cut for thee. scrapings. I care not. with a sieve and sheers. FACE. FACE. FACE. this will o'erthrow all. And taking in of shadows with a glass. in picture. O. Hang thee. have all thy tricks Of cozening with a hollow cole. I will. Do you know who hears you. sovereign? FACE. Write thee up bawd in Paul's. Told in red letters. Sirrah -- DOL. I thought you were civil. collier. Searching for things lost.
Cheater! FACE. masters? FACE. Still spew'd out For lying too heavy on the basket. SUB. gentlemen? FACE. I will have A book. Bawd! page 49 / 469 . Away. you trencher-rascal! FACE. but barely reckoning thy impostures. Shall prove a true philosopher's stone to printers. Are you sound? Have you your senses.DOL. Out. Will you be Your own destructions. you dog-leech! The vomit of all prisons -- DOL. SUB.
DOL [SNATCHES FACE'S SWORD]. lost! have you no more regard To your reputations? where's your judgment? 'slight. of your republic -- FACE. sir. for laundring gold and barbing it.SUB. -'Sdeath. Away. and perhaps thy neck Within a noose. page 50 / 469 . O me! We are ruin'd. this brach! I'll bring thee. rogue. Leave off your barking. you abominable pair of stinkards.] Gather it up. Cow-herd! FACE. tricesimo tertio Of Harry the Eighth: ay. Conjurer! SUB. Have yet some care of me. and grow one again. Witch! DOL. will you? And you. with your menstrue -[DASHES SUBTLE'S VIAL OUT OF HIS HAND. You'll bring your head within a cockscomb. Cut-purse! FACE. within The statute of sorcery.
and quit you. Have you together cozen'd all this while. Will give the cause. I shall grow factious too. and cozen kindly. and lovingly. page 51 / 469 . and shall it now be said. And take my part.] and you. upstart. For ne'er a snarling dog-bolt of you both. by the light that shines. and the work Were not begun out of equality? The venture tripartite? all things in common? Without priority? 'Sdeath! you perpetual curs. too. as you should. And lose not the beginning of a term. apocryphal captain. And all the world.] You will accuse him! you will "bring him in Within the statute!" Who shall take your word? A whoreson. And heartily. Whom not a Puritan in Blackfriars will trust So much as for a feather: [TO SUBTLE.Or. Fall to your couples again. forsooth! you will insult. by this hand. You've made most courteous shift to cozen yourselves? [TO FACE. And claim a primacy in the divisions! You must be chief! as if you only had The powder to project with. Or. I'll cut your throats. I'll not be made a prey unto the marshal.
He ever murmurs. Why. DOL. and objects his pains.FACE. May. What do you mean? page 52 / 469 . SUB. they MAY. Ay. if your part exceed to-day. I hope Ours may. DOL. I'll do any thing. to-morrow match it. [SEIZES SUB. Death on me! Help me to throttle him. murmuring mastiff! ay. SUB. How does it? do not we Sustain our parts? SUB. but they are not equal. the weight of all lies upon him. And says. 'Tis his fault. and do. Yes. Why. DOL. Dorothy! mistress Dorothy! 'Ods precious. BY THE THROAT. so it does.] SUB.
Not I. And labour kindly in the common work. What should I swear? DOL.DOL. Will you. and quickly: swear. SUB. SUB.help me. Would I were hang'd then? I'll conform myself. Do we? page 53 / 469 . I hope we need no spurs. I only used those speeches as a spur To him.] -. by heaven -- DOL. Your Sol and Luna [TO FACE. Let me not breathe if I meant aught beside. To leave your faction. SUB. sir. sir? do so then. DOL. sir. Because o' your fermentation and cibation? SUB. DOL.
In his old velvet jerkin and stain'd scarfs. to see me ride. precise neighbours. A feast of laughter at our follies? Rascals. 'Slight. 'Slid.] DOL. That scarce have smiled twice since the king came in. SUB. For which you should pay ear-rent? No.FACE. and work close and friendly. my good baboons! Shall we go make A sort of sober. page 54 / 469 . with me. agree. scurvy. Why. Agreed. My noble sovereign. [THEY SHAKE HANDS. prove to-day. so. Yes. who shall shark best. Or you t' have but a hole to thrust your heads in. And may don Provost ride a feasting long. Would run themselves from breath. Ere we contribute a new crewel garter To his most worsted worship. SUB. and worthy general. DOL. the knot Shall grow the stronger for this breach.
he's safe. fear not him.SUB. To the window. While there dies one a week O' the plague. FACE. but Dol Proper. he's busy at his hop-yards now.] page 55 / 469 . For which at supper. for airing of the house. FACE. [BELL RINGS WITHOUT. Dol Singular: the longest cut at night. thou shalt sit in triumph.] -. Shall draw thee for his Doll Particular. If he do. 'tis no matter. He'll send such word. The master do not trouble us this quarter. As you shall have sufficient time to quit it: Though we break up a fortnight. And not be styled Dol Common. Beside. Who's that? one rings. and thyself. O.pray heaven. [RE-ENTER DOL. Royal Dol! Spoken like Claridiana. from thinking toward London. I had a letter from him. Dol: [EXIT DOL.] SUB.
Get you Your robes on: I will meet him as going out. Not be seen. And what shall I do? FACE. DOL. FACE. away! [EXIT DOL. To rifle with at horses. My lawyer's clerk. I lighted on last night. Stay. at the Dagger. Who shall do't? FACE. DOL. SUB. page 56 / 469 . let him in.SUB. Who is it. and win cups. Dol? DOL. O.] Seem you very reserv'd. In Holborn. O. A fine young quodling. He would have (I told you of him) a familiar.
Who's that? -. I would gladly have staid. I am here. DAP.] Good faith. FACE. I am very glad. FACE. Ay. I pray you let him know that I was here: His name is Dapper. [EXIT.He's come. Captain.] FACE [ALOUD AND RETIRING]. doctor. In truth I am very sorry. But I thought Sure I should meet you. God be wi' you.SUB. but -- DAP [WITHIN]. sir. sir. I was going away. Enough. DAP. page 57 / 469 . I think. captain. [ENTER DAPPER.
good captain. DAP. Yes. sir. he does make the matter. so dainty I know not what to say. captain? FACE. DAP. Faith. This is his worship. And have you broke with him.I had a scurvy writ or two to make. Ay. and so was robb'd Of my past-time. DAP.] Is this the cunning-man? FACE. Is he a doctor? FACE. page 58 / 469 . [RE-ENTER SUBTLE IN HIS VELVET CAP AND GOWN. Not so. And how? FACE. DAP. And I had lent my watch last night to one That dines to-day at the sheriff's.
Read's matter Falling so lately. sir. and the danger: You know. hear me.FACE. Read! he was an ass. I think -- DAP. You did so. It was a clerk. I cannot think you will.and then he says. You know the law Better. DAP. A clerk! FACE. sir. FACE. I shewed the statute to you. Why should you wish so? I dare assure you. believe me. Nay. DAP. Nay. page 59 / 469 . And dealt. But the law Is such a thing -. I should. DAP. sir. now you grieve me. sir. sir. FACE. FACE. with a fool. Would I were fairly rid of it. I'll not be ungrateful. sir.
FACE. I would do much. You deal now with a noble fellow. This is the gentleman. What's that? DAP. nor can. Do.But this I neither may. good sweet captain. I have return'd you all my answer. FACE. do you think I am a Turk? FACE. SUB. If I discover. And will I tell then! By this hand of flesh. do not say so. As one would say. The Turk was here.DAP. Come. pray thee let's prevail. Would it might never write good court-hand more. doctor. noble doctor. and he is no chiaus. I'll tell the doctor so. page 60 / 469 . for your love -. That I am a chiaus? FACE. sir. DAP. Captain. Tut. What do you think of me.
and he is no chiaus: Let that. SUB. Nay. and a halter. sir. That so would draw me to apparent danger. move you. good sir. sir. page 61 / 469 . Doctor. You do me wrong. FACE. To tempt my art and love.One that will thank you richly. FACE. and your flies together -- DAP. to my peril. wherein? to tempt you with these spirits? SUB. good captain. Pray you. That know no difference of men. You. Fore heaven. I draw you! a horse draw you. FACE. forbear -- FACE. SUB. I scarce can think you are my friend. He has Four angels here.
Good deeds. and can court His mistress out of Ovid. Nay. Shall tell the vicar. 'Slight. sir. I bring you No cheating Clim o' the Cloughs or Claribels. Good words. but a special gentle. doctor dogs-meat. sir. and has his cyphering perfect.SUB. And spit out secrets like hot custard -- DAP. Is a fine clerk. That look as big as five-and-fifty. DAP. Nor any melancholic under-scribe. in his pocket. and writes you six fair hands. dear captain -- FACE. FACE. If need be. That is the heir to forty marks a year. That knows the law. and flush. Is the sole hope of his old grandmother. Will take his oath o' the Greek Testament. Consorts with the small poets of the time. Did you not tell me so? DAP. Captain! FACE. but I'd have you page 62 / 469 . Yes.
DAP. page 63 / 469 . hear me -- FACE. proud stag. let's be gone. [GOING. FACE. he did call you. Not a syllable.Use master doctor with some more respect. DAP. ere I would change An article of breath with such a puckfist: Come. Hang him. Nay. First. captain. Pray you let me speak with you.] SUB. I'd choak. His worship calls you. good sir. Will he take then? SUB. FACE. I am sorry I e'er embark'd myself in such a business. FACE. with his broad velvet head! -But for your sake. 'less you take.
you do not apprehend the loss You do yourself in this. page 64 / 469 . Fore heaven. No whispering. sir -- FACE. Why now. talk. [HE TAKES THE FOUR ANGELS. So may this gentleman too. Wherein? for what? SUB. sir -[OFFERING TO WHISPER FACE. Now I dare hear you with mine honour. Your humour must be law. SUB. Upon no terms but an assumpsit. SUB. Marry. to be so importunate for one. SUB. Speak.] FACE.SUB. Why. FACE. sir.] FACE. Pray you.
If I do give him a familiar. DAP. SUB. that is a new business! I understood you. As they do crackers in a puppet-play. How! SUB. 'Slight. You are mistaken. or so. page 65 / 469 . When you had left the office. I would have it for all games. on Friday nights. will undo you all: He'll win up all the money in the town. doctor.That. Why he does ask one but for cups and horses. FACE. FACE. FACE [TAKING DAP. and blow up gamester after gamester. Yes. captain. to fly Twice in a term. never set him: For he will have it. when he has it. ASIDE]. I told you so. none of your great familiars. a tame bird. Yes. for a nag Of forty or fifty shillings. A rifling fly. Give you him all you play for.
I mean To add consideration. nor should you Make the request. And therefore -- FACE. sir. If you please. sir. FACE. methinks. I say then. What! for that money? I cannot with my conscience. I see. No. Why. DAP. not a mouth shall eat for him At any ordinary. -[GOES TO SUBTLE. sir. FACE. SUB. Do you think that I dare move him? DAP.] Say that it were for all games. Ay. doctor. 'tis true.DAP. but on the score. Why then. I'll try. All's one to him. sir. page 66 / 469 . this changes quite the case. But I do think now I shall leave the law.
Ay. Speak you this from art? SUB. Will he win at cards too? page 67 / 469 . FACE. He'll draw you all the treasure of the realm. He is of the only best complexion. Do not you tell him. FACE. The queen of Fairy loves. He'll overhear you. FACE. Sir.That is a gaming mouth. sir. If it be set him. What? SUB. conceive me. FACE. and reason too. should she but see him -- FACE. What! is he? SUB. Indeed! SUB. the ground of art. Peace.
as you please. FACE. You'd swear. Faith. do it. were in him. page 68 / 469 . FACE. doctor. Win some five thousand pound. The spirits of dead Holland. Believe it. Sir. Troth. SUB. Why. He hears you. indeed. he says he will not be ingrateful. 'Slight. think him trusty. living Isaac. He may make us both happy in an hour. I have confidence in his good nature: You hear. A strange success. he'll put Six of your gallants to a cloke. and make him. and send us two on't. and I will. man -- DAP. I'll not be ingrateful.SUB. my venture follows yours. that some man shall be born to. SUB. such a vigorous luck As cannot be resisted. DAP. FACE. sir.
I. DAP. And you shall. Nay. Allied to the queen of Fairy. you'll tell all now. Well. sir. Who! that I am? page 69 / 469 . [TAKES HIM ASIDE. Nothing! DAP. No. FACE. The doctor Swears that you are -- SUB. A little. At mine. FACE. FACE. DAP. sir! No. captain. what was't? Nothing.FACE. a rare star Reign'd at your birth.] You have heard all? DAP. FACE. sir. sir.
Believe it, no such matter --
FACE. Yes, and that You were born with a cawl on your head.
DAP. Who says so?
FACE. Come, You know it well enough, though you dissemble it.
DAP. I'fac, I do not; you are mistaken.
FACE. How! Swear by your fac, and in a thing so known Unto the doctor? How shall we, sir, trust you In the other matter? can we ever think, When you have won five or six thousand pound, You'll send us shares in't, by this rate?
DAP. By Jove, sir, I'll win ten thousand pound, and send you half. I'fac's no oath.
SUB. No, no, he did but jest.
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FACE. Go to. Go thank the doctor: he's your friend, To take it so.
DAP. I thank his worship.
FACE. So! Another angel.
DAP. Must I?
FACE. Must you! 'slight, What else is thanks? will you be trivial? -- Doctor, [DAPPER GIVES HIM THE MONEY.] When must he come for his familiar?
DAP. Shall I not have it with me?
SUB. O, good sir! There must a world of ceremonies pass; You must be bath'd and fumigated first: Besides the queen of Fairy does not rise Till it be noon.
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FACE. Not, if she danced, to-night.
SUB. And she must bless it.
FACE. Did you never see Her royal grace yet?
FACE. Your aunt of Fairy?
SUB. Not since she kist him in the cradle, captain; I can resolve you that.
FACE. Well, see her grace, Whate'er it cost you, for a thing that I know. It will be somewhat hard to compass; but However, see her. You are made, believe it, If you can see her. Her grace is a lone woman, And very rich; and if she take a fancy, She will do strange things. See her, at any hand. 'Slid, she may hap to leave you all she has: It is the doctor's fear.
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DAP. How will't be done, then?
FACE. Let me alone, take you no thought. Do you But say to me, captain, I'll see her grace.
DAP. "Captain, I'll see her grace."
SUB. Who's there? Anon. [ASIDE TO FACE.] -- Conduct him forth by the back way. -Sir, against one o'clock prepare yourself; Till when you must be fasting; only take Three drops of vinegar in at your nose, Two at your mouth, and one at either ear; Then bathe your fingers' ends and wash your eyes, To sharpen your five senses, and cry "hum" Thrice, and then "buz" as often; and then come.
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FACE. Can you remember this?
DAP. I warrant you.
FACE. Well then, away. It is but your bestowing Some twenty nobles 'mong her grace's servants, And put on a clean shirt: you do not know What grace her grace may do you in clean linen.
[EXEUNT FACE AND DAPPER.]
SUB [WITHIN]. Come in! Good wives, I pray you forbear me now; Troth I can do you no good till afternoon -[RE-ENTERS, FOLLOWED BY DRUGGER.] What is your name, say you? Abel Drugger?
DRUG. Yes, sir.
SUB. A seller of tobacco?
DRUG. Yes, sir.
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SUB. Umph! Free of the grocers?
DRUG. Ay, an't please you.
SUB. Well -Your business, Abel?
DRUG. This, an't please your worship; I am a young beginner, and am building Of a new shop, an't like your worship, just At corner of a street: -- Here is the plot on't -And I would know by art, sir, of your worship, Which way I should make my door, by necromancy, And where my shelves; and which should be for boxes, And which for pots. I would be glad to thrive, sir: And I was wish'd to your worship by a gentleman, One captain Face, that says you know men's planets, And their good angels, and their bad.
SUB. I do, If I do see them --
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FACE. What! my honest Abel? Though art well met here.
DRUG. Troth, sir, I was speaking, Just as your worship came here, of your worship: I pray you speak for me to master doctor.
FACE. He shall do any thing. -- Doctor, do you hear? This is my friend, Abel, an honest fellow; He lets me have good tobacco, and he does not Sophisticate it with sack-lees or oil, Nor washes it in muscadel and grains, Nor buries it in gravel, under ground, Wrapp'd up in greasy leather, or piss'd clouts: But keeps it in fine lily pots, that, open'd, Smell like conserve of roses, or French beans. He has his maple block, his silver tongs, Winchester pipes, and fire of Juniper: A neat, spruce, honest fellow, and no goldsmith.
SUB. He is a fortunate fellow, that I am sure on.
FACE. Already, sir, have you found it? Lo thee, Abel!
SUB. And in right way toward riches --
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SUB. This summer He will be of the clothing of his company, And next spring call'd to the scarlet; spend what he can.
FACE. What, and so little beard?
SUB. Sir, you must think, He may have a receipt to make hair come: But he'll be wise, preserve his youth, and fine for't; His fortune looks for him another way.
FACE. 'Slid, doctor, how canst thou know this so soon? I am amused at that!
SUB. By a rule, captain, In metoposcopy, which I do work by; A certain star in the forehead, which you see not. Your chestnut or your olive-colour'd face Does never fail: and your long ear doth promise. I knew't by certain spots, too, in his teeth, And on the nail of his mercurial finger.
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FACE. Which finger's that?
SUB. His little finger. Look. You were born upon a Wednesday?
DRUG. Yes, indeed, sir.
SUB. The thumb, in chiromancy, we give Venus; The fore-finger, to Jove; the midst, to Saturn; The ring, to Sol; the least, to Mercury, Who was the lord, sir, of his horoscope, His house of life being Libra; which fore-shew'd, He should be a merchant, and should trade with balance.
FACE. Why, this is strange! Is it not, honest Nab?
SUB. There is a ship now, coming from Ormus, That shall yield him such a commodity Of drugs [POINTING TO THE PLAN.] -- This is the west, and this the south?
DRUG. Yes, sir.
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Upon the north part. sir. SUB. DRUG. FACE. That do fright flies from boxes. Rael. page 79 / 469 . And those are your two sides? DRUG. your broad side.SUB. west: And on the east side of your shop. Ay. And. SUB. Nab! SUB. And Beneath your threshold. Thiel. Velel. aloft. with a vice And a court-fucus to call city-dames: You shall deal much with minerals. then. on your stall. Make me your door. Yes. They are the names of those mercurial spirits. and Baraborat. They'll seem to follow. bury me a load-stone To draw in gallants that wear spurs: the rest. south. sir. That's a secret. a puppet. Tarmiel. Write Mathlai.
Will come. Abel! is this true? DRUG [ASIDE TO FACE]. sal-tartar. FACE. Ay. already -- SUB. Thou shalt rather gi' him thy shop. captain. to be a great distiller. But very fair -. Nay. Cinoper: I know all. in time. DRUG. At home.at the philosopher's stone.) Thou'rt like to come to.DRUG. And give a say -. I'll not counsel thee. spend what thou canst. No gold about thee? page 80 / 469 . how now. alkali. Good captain. I know you have arsenic. FACE. I would gi' him a crown. Sir. argaile.This fellow. What must I give? FACE. -. Why. Vitriol. Thou hear'st what wealth (he says. I have.I will not say directly. A crown! and toward such a fortune? heart.
That he shall. FACE. page 81 / 469 . But to look over. nor trust upon them. Nab. Doctor. Nab? DRUG. FACE. I have kept this half-year. SUB. FACE. Nab! 'Slight. DRUG. I'll give't him for thee. And a direction for his shelves. I would entreat Another favour of his worship. Nab prays your worship to drink this. sir. Now. that I may neither Bargain. Nab: Leave it. there was such an offer -Shalt keep't no longer. 'gainst afternoon. I have a portague. What is't. FACE. Yes. And cross out my ill-days. as your skill Does raise him in the world.DRUG. my almanack. and swears He will appear more grateful. it shall be done. Out on thee.
then following them. sir. Then trying them out. both your worships. Yonder fish-wife Will not away. SUB. that something's to be done. to work on: And yet you think. than my share oft comes to. 'Thank. [EXIT DRUGGER. [RE-ENTER DOL. In these rare works. now.How now! What says my dainty Dolkin? DOL. and your corsive waters.Art thou well pleased. page 82 / 469 . Beside your beech-coal. crucibles. And there's your giantess. FACE. sir. and cucurbites? You must have stuff brought home to you. my intelligence Costs me more money. Nab? DRUG. The bawd of Lambeth. 'Fore God. Away. Your crosslets.] -.] Why. you smoaky persecutor of nature! Now do you see. You are pleasant. I am at no expense In searching out these veins.
I did look for him With the sun's rising: 'marvel he could sleep. I cannot speak with them. And yield it. Where? DOL. This is the day I am to perfect for him The magisterium. talked as he were possess'd.SUB. go you and shift. Coming along. [EXIT FACE. Slow of his feet. the stone. made. at far end of the lane. Face. Not afore night. DOL. Thorough the trunk. but earnest of his tongue To one that's with him. Heart. O. you must presently make ready. our great work. what's the matter? SUB. I have told them in a voice. this month. into his hands: of which He has. SUB.] Dol. DOL. too. Why. page 83 / 469 . But I have spied sir Epicure Mammon -- SUB. like one of your familiars.
Searching the spittal. And the highways. Reaching his dose. -Methinks I see him entering ordinaries. are the golden mines. you set your foot on shore In Novo Orbe. Come on.1. sir. In her best love to mankind. I see no end of his labours. He will make Nature asham'd of her long sleep: when art.] ACT 2. Who's but a step-dame. As his preservative. Dispensing for the pox. And offering citizens' wives pomander-bracelets. page 84 / 469 . to make old bawds young. here's the rich Peru: And there within. ENTER SIR EPICURE MAMMON AND SURLY. shall do more than she. walking Moorfields for lepers. MAM. sir. SCENE 2.And now he's dealing pieces on't away. and plaguy houses. to make rich. for beggars. he'll turn the age to gold. ever could: If his dream lasts. made of the elixir. Now. [EXEUNT. AN OUTER ROOM IN LOVEWIT'S HOUSE.
or the covetous hunger Of velvet entrails for a rude-spun cloke. MAM. there? Within. my Surly. BE RICH. and on their knees. No more of this. That is his fire-drake. Three years. and punketees. No more be at charge of keeping The livery-punk for the young heir. to all my friends. he'll come to you by and by. To be display'd at madam Augusta's. have him beaten to't. You shall no more deal with the hollow dye. that must Seal. Or the frail card. I will pronounce the happy word. And have your punks. as he is That brings him the commodity. in his shirt: no more. his Zephyrus. This is the day.Great Solomon's Ophir! he was sailing to't. THIS DAY YOU SHALL BE SPECTATISSIMI. Where is my Subtle. You shall start up young viceroys. but we have reached it in ten months. Sir. If he deny. at all hours. His Lungs. make The sons of Sword and Hazard fall before The golden calf. wherein. And unto thee I speak it first. he that puffs his coals. ho! FACE [WITHIN]. whole nights Commit idolatry with wine and trumpets: Or go a feasting after drum and ensign. page 85 / 469 . No more Shall thirst of satin. BE RICH.
But when you see th' effects of the Great Medicine. to gold: And. SUR. I will. and turn that too? MAM. Of which one part projected on a hundred Of Mercury. But if my eyes do cozen me so. faith. will I send To all the plumbers and the pewterers. You are not faithful. when I see't. and I Giving them no occasion. sir. in my house. SUR. Yes. No.Till he firk nature up. so ad infinitum: You will believe me. And make them perfect Indies! you admire now? SUR. Shall turn it to as many of the sun. What. to a thousand. sure I'll have page 86 / 469 . This night. or Venus. in her own centre. Nay. or the moon. MAM. And by their tin and lead up. early in the morning. Yes. and I'll purchase Devonshire and Cornwall. and to Lothbury For all the copper. I'll change All that is metal.
yea. on a knife's point. and beget young Cupids. SUR. To whom he will. as our philosophers have done. which we call elixir. He that has once the flower of the sun. but. Ha! why? Do you think I fable with you? I assure you. Restore his years. The perfect ruby. Not only can do that. there. That keep the fire alive. like an eagle. page 87 / 469 . Become stout Marses. make him get sons and daughters. and victory. In eight and twenty days. To the fifth age. The quantity of a grain of mustard of it. by its virtue. But taking. love. I mean. renew him. Young giants. valour.A whore. once a week. afore the flood. Give safety. The ancient patriarchs. SUR. I'll make an old man of fourscore. Nay. The decay'd vestals of Pict-hatch would thank you. MAM. shall piss them out next day. a child. Can confer honour. long life. MAM. No doubt. respect. he's that already.
in a month: Past all the doses of your drugging doctors. I'll give away so much unto my man. I'll undertake. You are incredulous. each house his dose. Mean time. and at the rate -- SUR. Your stone page 88 / 469 . Without their poets.MAM. with preservative Weekly. A month's grief in a day. MAM. to fright the plague Out of the kingdom in three months. As he that built the Water-work. Shall serve the whole city. SUR. I would not willingly be gull'd. of what age soever. Cures all diseases coming of all causes. I'll do't. Sir. the players shall sing your praises. And. a year's in twelve. then. withal. And I'll Be bound. Faith I have a humour. SUR. does with water? MAM. 'Tis the secret Of nature naturis'd 'gainst all infections.
And Solomon have written of the art.Cannot transmute me. SUR. sir. Will you believe antiquity? records? I'll shew you a book where Moses and his sister. Will last 'gainst worms. O that. SUR. Which proves it was the primitive tongue. and a treatise penn'd by Adam -- SUR. Pertinax. What paper? MAM. Of the philosopher's stone. How! MAM. SUR. He did. Did Adam write. Ay. and in High Dutch. On cedar board. MAM. page 89 / 469 . [my] Surly. they say. indeed. in High Dutch? MAM.
MAM. Both this. [ENTER FACE. Cadmus' story. Writ in large sheep-skin. thousands more. all that fable of Medea's charms. And. crimson: the red ferment Has done his office. the bulls. The alembic. Still breathing fire. the boon of Midas. All abstract riddles of our stone. sir. You have colour for it. and then sow'd in Mars his field. 'Gainst cob-webs. too. our furnace. Which was no other than a book of alchemy. And thence sublimed so often. the Hesperian garden. Boccace his Demogorgon. mercury sublimate. 'Tis like your Irish wood. And they are gathered into Jason's helm. Pandora's tub. and the biting. three hours hence prepare you To see projection. I have a piece of Jason's fleece. Such was Pythagoras' thigh. The evening will set red upon you. till they're fixed. That keeps the whiteness. The manner of our work. AS A SERVANT. Jove's shower. our argent-vive.How now! Do we succeed? Is our day come? and holds it? FACE. a good fat ram-vellum.] -. Argus' eyes. the dragon: The dragon's teeth. hardness. page 90 / 469 .
to project on.Is it. Yes. Be rich. new. FACE. and to-morrow. Lungs. right? Blushes the bolt's-head? FACE. sir. No. Again I say to thee. aloud. thou shalt have ingots. This town will not half serve me. Like a wench with child. -- page 91 / 469 . Or cap them. with shingles. MAM. No.MAM. sir! buy The covering off o' churches. my Surly. That's true. Give lords th' affront. as do their auditory. This day. good thatch: Thatch will lie light upon the rafters. Let them stand bare. FACE. -.my only care Where to get stuff enough now. MAM. Excellent witty Lungs! -. That were but now discover'd to her master. MAM. my Zephyrus. Pertinax.
Yes. Of the pale citron. the plumed swan. Lost in the embers. weigh'd those I put in. the sanguis agni? FACE. MAM. When 'twas not beech. I have blown. The peacock's tail. he. sir. I will set a period page 92 / 469 . I will restore thee thy complexion. To keep your heat still even. Hurt with the fume o' the metals. the green lion. just. he's doing his devotions For the success. lastly. Puffe. Where's master? FACE. these blear'd eyes Have wak'd to read your several colours. Thou hast descry'd the flower. Good man. MAM. I will manumit thee from the furnace. And. MAM. Hard for your worship. sir. sir. thrown by many a coal. the crow. and repair this brain. sir. FACE. At his prayers.Lungs. Lungs.
who had the stone Alike with me. FACE. and I will make me a back With the elixir. sir. But do you hear? I'll geld you. Good. mine oval room Fill'd with such pictures as Tiberius took From Elephantis. my glasses page 93 / 469 . Yes. Then. and dull Aretine But coldly imitated. MAM.To all thy labours. MAM. not stuft. MAM. sir. FACE. For I do mean To have a list of wives and concubines. thou shalt be the master Of my seraglio. Down is too hard: and then. to encounter fifty a night. Both blood and spirit. Lungs. I will have all my beds blown up. -Thou'rt sure thou saw'st it blood? FACE. sir. Equal with Solomon. that shall be as tough As Hercules.
-Is it arrived at ruby? -. Eloquent burgesses. But fathers and mothers: they will do it best. and. each-where. to make me eunuchs of: And they shall fan me with ten estrich tails page 94 / 469 . unto that fellow I'll send a thousand pound to be my cuckold. as I walk Naked between my succubae. The few that would give out themselves to be Court and town-stallions. like pits To fall into. Best of all others. or [a] rich lawyer. No. That I can get for money. and my baths. And roll us dry in gossamer and roses. vapour'd 'bout the room. and then my poets The same that writ so subtly of the fart. Whom I will entertain still for that subject. I'll have no bawds. And my flatterers Shall be the pure and gravest of divines. To lose ourselves in. And I shall carry it? MAM.Where I spy A wealthy citizen. Have a sublimed pure wife. bely Ladies who are known most innocent for them.Cut in more subtle angles. Those will I beg. to disperse And multiply the figures. My mere fools. My mists I'll have of perfume. FACE. from whence we will come forth.
lampreys: I myself will have The beards of barbels served. Oil'd mushrooms. newly cut off. Dishes of agat set in gold." FACE. instead of sallads. Boil'd in the spirit of sol. -. now we have the med'cine. and poignant sauce. sapphires. in Indian shells. I'll go look A little. and rubies. and studded With emeralds. and camels' heels.] MAM. godwits. and be a knight. Sir. For which. Puffe. made in a plume to gather wind. I'll say unto my cook. Drest with an exquisite. Go forth. "There's gold. dormice. [EXIT. My meat shall all come in. 'gainst the epilepsy: And I will eat these broths with spoons of amber. The tongues of carps. We will be brave. My foot-boy shall eat pheasants. and the swelling unctuous paps Of a fat pregnant sow. Headed with diamond and carbuncle.A-piece. and dissolv'd pearl.My shirts I'll have of taffeta-sarsnet. hyacinths. calver'd salmons. how it heightens. Knots. soft and light page 95 / 469 . Apicius' diet. Do.
I have heard he must be homo frugi. perfumed With gums of paradise. SUR. honest wretch. superstitious. page 96 / 469 .As cobwebs.] Good morrow. A pious. Has worn his knees bare. good soul. Why. holy. good morrow. and religious man. and eastern air -- SUR. And do you think to have the stone with this? MAM. sir. -[ENTER SUBTLE. let him Do it alone. for me. SUB. father. Not a profane word afore him: 'tis poison. Here he comes. I do think t' have all this with the stone. A notable. Gentle son. a very virgin. Were he to teach the world riot anew. That makes it. he is so: but I buy it. My venture brings it me. One free from mortal sin. My gloves of fishes' and birds' skins. still. and his slippers bald. No. sir. He. MAM. and for all my other raiment. It shall be such as might provoke the Persian. With prayer and fasting for it: and.
Not prosper where my love and zeal hath placed them. my son. Take heed you do not cause the blessing leave you. sir. I should be sorry To see my labours. that thus you meet your time In the just point: prevent your day at morning. page 97 / 469 . to your own particular lusts employ So great and catholic a bliss. that I did bring along. An heretic. with your self. And. and dear charity Now grown a prodigy with men. now even at perfection. Got by long watching and large patience. but unto public good. and overtake Your subtle and most secret ways.And to your friend there. What is he. This argues something. I doubt You are covetous. To pious uses. be sure A curse will follow. In hope. Have look'd no way. With your ungovern'd haste. Wherein If you. Which (heaven I call to witness. Son. worthy of a fear Of importune and carnal appetite. to convert him. is with you? MAM. SUB. yea. should now prevaricate. To whom I have pour'd my thoughts) in all my ends.
SUR. Yes. Look well to the register. The glorified spirit. Did you look On the bolt's-head yet? page 98 / 469 . sir. is this. somewhat costive of belief Toward your stone. And let your heat still lessen by degrees.Ulen Spiegel! FACE [WITHIN]. SUB. Indeed. The WORK IS DONE. sir. To have you confute this gentleman. bright sol is in his robe. sir. You shall not need to fear me. To the aludels. Thanks be to heaven. Who is. son. All that I can convince him in. We have a medicine of the triple soul. I know. FACE [WITHIN]. I but come. Anon. And make us worthy of it! -. Well. SUB.MAM. sir. SUB. would not be gull'd.
SUB. Infuse vinegar. What's the complexion? FACE [WITHIN]. And put into the gripe's egg. I will. That three days since past the philosopher's wheel. sir? SUB. and's become Sulphur of Nature. sir. In the lent heat of Athanor. Which? on D. What a brave language here is! next to canting. Ay. And leave him closed in balneo. I have another work. FACE [WITHIN].FACE [WITHIN]. you never saw. Lute him well. SUR. Whitish. But 'tis for me? page 99 / 469 . SUB. MAM. son. To draw his volatile substance and his tincture: And let the water in glass E be filter'd.
What need you? You have enough in that is perfect. Sir. [RE-ENTER FACE. Shall I not change the filter? SUB. page 100 / 469 . O but -- SUB. And bring me the complexion of glass B. MAM. this is covetise! MAM. Marry. Why. yes. Founding of colleges and grammar schools. And now and then a church. I assure you. No. building hospitals.] SUB.SUB. Marrying young virgins. I shall employ it all in pious uses. How now! FACE. please you.
And give him imbibition. No. Yes. [RE-ENTER FACE. -I mean to tinct C in sand-heat to-morrow. of red. I have won the salt of mercury. Have you another? SUB. we would not want The means to glorify it: but I hope the best. Blessed be heaven! I sent you of his faeces there calcined: Out of that calx. I thank my Maker. Mary's bath.] MAM. Yes. MAM. Of white oil? SUB. MAM. By pouring on your rectified water? SUB. son. F is come over the helm too. sir.[EXIT FACE. and reverberating in Athanor. were I assured -Your piety were firm. in S. And shews lac virginis.] How now! what colour says it? page 101 / 469 .
FACE. and then married them. And put them in a bolt's-head nipp'd to digestion. sir. O. The hay's a pitching. is it not? SUB. SUB. Your cock's-comb's. I looked for this. when I set The liquor of Mars to circulation In the same heat. The ground black. 'tis not perfect. SUB. sir. SUR [ASIDE]. That's your crow's head? SUR. The process then was right. page 102 / 469 . Are you sure you loosed them In their own menstrue? FACE. MAM. According as you bade me. No. Yes. Would it were the crow! That work wants something.
SUB. In his ash-fire. sir. if I might counsel. He's ripe for inceration. MAM. We should have a new amalgama. SUR [ASIDE]. SUR [ASIDE]. sir. Ay. by the token. He says right. the retort brake. I think 'twas so. And sign'd with Hermes' seal. we have enough beside. this ferret Is rank as any pole-cat. sir. Yes. are you bolted? page 103 / 469 . SUB. Yes. In embrion. H has his white shirt on? FACE.FACE. I would not you should let Any die now. he stands warm. But I care not: Let him e'en die. For luck's sake to the rest: it is not good. And what was saved was put into the pellican. O.
I have seen the ill fortune. MAM. twenty. No more. What will serve? FACE. Yes. do.you may give him ten. t'amalgame with some six of mercury. How much? SUB. SUR. but that you will have it so. Nay. here's money. Ask him. Away. MAM. sir. sir. Is't no more? FACE. page 104 / 469 .] SUB. Of gold. Give him nine pound: -. sir. What is some three ounces Of fresh materials? MAM. MAM. [GIVES FACE THE MONEY. There 'tis. I know't.FACE. This needs not. and be cozen'd.
I exalt our med'cine. how oft I iterate the work. page 105 / 469 . As. SUB. Go your ways. then again congeal him. For look. if at first one ounce convert a hundred. And the philosopher's vinegar? FACE. Son. So many times I add unto his virtue. And then dissolve him. [EXIT. Have you set the oil of luna in kemia? FACE. Ay. be not hasty. We shall have a sallad! MAM. When do you make projection? SUB.To see conclusions of all: for two Of our inferior works are at fixation. sir. And giving him solution.] SUR. Yes. By hanging him in balneo vaporoso. A third is in ascension. then congeal him.
MAM. Yes. into pure Silver or gold. Your brass. Yes. SUR. your pewter. His third solution. in all examinations. SUR. Then I may send my spits? SUB. he'll turn a thousand. And dripping-pans. a hundred: After his fifth. ten. I believe you in that.After his second loose. his fourth. and hooks? Shall he not? SUB. Not those of iron? SUB. and your racks. Get you your stuff here against afternoon. and pot-hangers. and your andirons. As good as any of the natural mine. If he please. a thousand thousand ounces Of any imperfect metal. page 106 / 469 . you may bring them too: We'll change all metals. MAM.
Sir. But much less charity. do you Believe that eggs are hatch'd so? SUR. How. SUB. Seems so impossible? SUR. no more. sir. As they do eggs in Egypt! SUB. This gentleman you must bear withal: I told you he had no faith. SUR.SUR. -.To be an ass. But your whole work. sir! MAM. SUB. sir. And little hope. should I gull myself. Why. what have you observ'd. That you should hatch gold in a furnace. sir. If I should? page 107 / 469 . in our art.
page 108 / 469 . That cannot be. And is a chicken in potentia. we say -- MAM. There must be remote matter. Which would be gold. Ay. for 'twere absurb To think that nature in the earth bred gold Perfect in the instant: something went before. Marry. SUB. SUR. if they had time. Ay. And that Our art doth further. No egg but differs from a chicken more Than metals in themselves. MAM. SUR. Ay. The same we say of lead and other metals. I think that the greater miracle. The egg's ordain'd by nature to that end. what is that? SUB. now it heats: stand.SUB. Why. father. SUB.
malleable. and leap o'er all the means. or to quicksilver. Of that airy And oily water. Nature doth first beget the imperfect. Do make the elementary matter of gold. A humid exhalation.Pound him to dust. It is. But these two Make the rest ductile. That both do act and suffer. where it is forsaken of that moisture. It turns to sulphur. supplying the place of male. which we call Material liquida. concorporate. Some do believe hermaphrodeity. The other of the female. But common to all metals and all stones. mercury is engender'd. Nor can this remote matter suddenly Progress so from extreme unto extreme. a certain crass and vicious Portion of earth. or the unctuous water. As to grow gold. Which is the last. page 109 / 469 . the one. in all metals. SUB. Sulphur of the fat and earthy part. Who are the parents of all other metals. For. Which is not yet propria materia. extensive. And hath more driness. it becomes a stone: Where it retains more of the humid fatness. of the one part. then Proceeds she to the perfect. both which. On the other part.
to cheat a man With charming. sir. far more perfect And excellent than metals. MAM. Whereon no one of your writers 'grees with other? Of your elixir. Yea. Well said. being rightly placed? And these are living creatures. Sir? SUR. scorpions of an herb. I'll believe That Alchemy is a pretty kind of game. hornets. What else are all your terms. And can produce the species of each metal More perfect thence. sir.And even in gold they are. if he take you in hand. for we do find Seeds of them. and gold in them. sir. with an argument. page 110 / 469 . stay. wasps. Rather than I'll be brayed. who doth not see in daily practice Art can beget bees. by our fire. your lac virginis. beetles. Out of the carcases and dung of creatures. father! Nay. Beside. Pray you. than nature doth in earth. SUB. Somewhat like tricks o' the cards. He'll bray you in a mortar. SUR.
burnt clouts. And make it vulgar. Intending but one thing. Hair o' the head. your tutie. Your lato. your adrop. chalk. With all your broths. azoch. your med'cine. and clay. Sir. your menstrues. and your mercury. zernich. man's blood. your moon. SUB. Of piss and egg-shells. And worlds of other strange ingredients. your magnesia. Your sal. so I told him -Because the simple idiot should not learn it. your tree of life. Your marchesite. merds. Your sun. Was not all the knowledge Of the Aegyptians writ in mystic symbols? Speak not the scriptures oft in parables? page 111 / 469 . Would burst a man to name? SUB. heautarit. scalings of iron. MAM. your sulphur. Your oil of height. your firmament. glass. your blood. and your panther. your crow. Your toad. and your chrysosperm. women's terms. and your white woman. your dragon.Your stone. and materials. chibrit. which art our writers Used to obscure their art. Powder of bones. And all these named. And then your red man.
I urg'd that. -Who is this? SUB. 'Sprecious! -.Are not the choicest fables of the poets.Where's this varlet? [RE-ENTER FACE. only because He would have made Ours common.What do you mean? go in. Wherein.] FACE.] -. Let me entreat you. And clear'd to him. good lady. Wrapp'd in perplexed allegories? MAM. [DOL RETIRES. SUB. You very knave! do you use me thus? FACE. that Sisyphus was damn'd To roll the ceaseless stone. That were the fountains and first springs of wisdom. Sir. sir? page 112 / 469 . DOL [APPEARS AT THE DOOR].
'Twas not my fault. sir? SUB. Go! [EXIT FACE. sir. All arts have still had. nothing. sir! Follow me. sir.] page 113 / 469 . Who is it. [EXIT. good sir? I have not seen you thus distemper'd: who is't? SUB.] What now? FACE.SUB. But ours the most ignorant. Go in and see. she would speak with you. Would she. MAM.] MAM. their adversaries. -[RE-ENTER FACE. SUB. you traitor. Nothing. sir. What's the matter.
FACE. sir. Why. -- MAM. sir.MAM [STOPPING HIM]. Sir. rascal! FACE. and sent hither -He'll be mad too. Lo you! -. I dare not. -Why sent hither? FACE.Here. MAM. man. SUB [WITHIN]. sir! page 114 / 469 . I warrant thee. what is she? FACE. MAM. Stay. Stay. FACE. She's mad. A lord's sister. sir. How! pray thee. to be cured. Lungs. stay.
MAM. -[RE-ENTER FACE. If you but name a word touching the Hebrew." let him alone. a brave piece. 'Fore God. by this light. a Bradamante. This must not hear. He's Too scrupulous that way: it is his vice. speak softly. he will not be "gull'd. No. and will discourse page 115 / 469 . he. do him right. And is gone mad with studying Broughton's works. she is a most rare scholar. sir. An excellent Paracelsian. or his tedious recipes.] How now. No. MAM.[EXIT. and has done Strange cures with mineral physic. no: do not wrong him. You are very right. O. Heart. He deals all With spirits. SUR. She falls into her fit. Softly. FACE. Lungs! FACE.] MAM. sir. I meant To have told your worship all. he will not hear a word Of Galen. he's a rare physician. this is a bawdy-house! I will be burnt else.
MAM. O divers have run mad upon the conference: I do not know. You are too foul. One word. sir. as you are. knave. I am sent in haste. believe it. -.] MAM. be patient. Wherein? pray ye. How might one do t' have conference with her. [GOING.Come here. MAM. I dare not. SUR. As you would run mad too. SUR.So learnedly of genealogies. to hear her. Yes. Be not gull'd. FACE. To fetch a vial. page 116 / 469 . sir. in good faith. Ulen. sir Mammon. Stay. MAM. Lungs? FACE. And trust confederate knaves and bawds and whores.
[EXIT. Surly. sir.FACE. and circulate like oil. I did not think one of your breeding page 117 / 469 . [GIVES HIM MONEY. I'll come to you again.] What is she when she's out of her fit? FACE. any thing -- MAM. bawdry. sir! so merry! So pleasant! she'll mount you up. No trick to give a man a taste of her -. Is she no way accessible? no means. O. Drink that. Over the helm. He is extreme angry that you saw her. Of mathematics. MAM. sir. like quicksilver. Ulen! FACE.] MAM. A very vegetal: discourse of state.wit -Or so? SUB [WITHIN]. the most affablest creature.
I have. And yet you never saw her Till now! MAM. I know the lady. SUR. page 118 / 469 . I do think. One of the treacherousest memories. 'Heart. Your friend to use. What call you her brother? MAM. MAM. SUR. now I think on't.Would traduce personages of worth. and means. Her brother Has told me all. and her friends. believe it. yet still loth to be gull'd: I do not like your philosophical bawds. but I forgot. Without this bait. The original of this disaster. Their stone is letchery enough to pay for. O yes. My lord -He will not have his name known. Sir Epicure. you abuse yourself. SUR. Of all mankind.
a rich. at other times. Tut.] page 119 / 469 . And with less danger of the quicksilver. make hard means To gull himself? An this be your elixir.SUR. and take your lutum sapientis. SUR. On my faith -- SUR. Heart! can it be. Till we meet next. Or gleek. And I respect his house. MAM. He's one I honour. Give me your honest trick yet at primero. A very treacherous memory! MAM. [RE-ENTER FACE. 'tis true. should thus. A wise sir. That a grave sir. too. Nay. With his own oaths. and arguments. Or the hot sulphur. and my noble friend. that has no need. and your lunary. Your lapis mineralis. Your menstruum simplex! I'll have gold before you. pass it. if you have it not about you. by this hand.
what price. what fall. what tire. [WHISPERS MAMMON. shall I say. I am sure it is a bawdy-house. sir. Now.] if you please to quit us. [TO SURLY.] But. Which gown. Don Face! why. you shall have My master busy examining o' the works.Sir. Sir.FACE. Some half-hour hence. That you may see her converse. and upon earnest business. Sir. the superintendant To all the quainter traffickers in town! He is the visitor. And I will steal you in. Him will I prove. now. he's the most authentic dealer In these commodities. Who lies with whom. I will. and does appoint. -. Here's one from Captain Face. by a third person. and at what hour. to find page 120 / 469 . unto the party. You'll meet the captain's worship? SUR. were the marshal here to thank me: The naming this commander doth confirm it. I'll swear it. by attorney. and in what smock. and to a second purpose.] Desires you meet him in the Temple-church. -[WALKS ASIDE. and come Again within two hours.
To laugh: for you that are. I will not. Sir Epicure. good sir. sir. shall weep. You'll give your poor friend leave. And say. I am a noble fellow? page 121 / 469 . This gentleman has a parlous head. I shall leave you. MAM. Sir. But do so. And wilt thou insinuate what I am. FACE. [EXIT.The subtleties of this dark labyrinth: Which if I do discover. and praise me. As my life. to avoid suspicion.] MAM. MAM. though no philosopher. FACE. he does pray. But wilt thou Ulen. SUR. you'll not forget. straight. dear sir Mammon. sir. Be constant to thy promise? FACE. I follow you. 'tis thought.
Slave. Will I. go. [GIVES HIM MONEY. sir. And the weights too. sir? And that you'll make her royal with the stone. Lungs. thou dost not care for me. and yourself. MAM. my Lungs! I love thee. and all. Thou hast witch'd me.FACE. Your jack. Thou art a villain -.I will send my jack.] FACE. sir! MAM. FACE. An empress. I could bite thine ear. rogue: take. that my master May busy himself about projection. what else. MAM. King of Bantam. O. page 122 / 469 . Wilt thou do this? FACE. sir. Send your stuff. Away. MAM.
] [RE-ENTER SUBTLE AND DOL. go. and now he plays. my Subtle. sir. Set thee on a bench. nor faster. nay. sir.] SUB. Shall not advance thee better: no. Away. A count. sir! MAM. I have given him line. [EXIT. page 123 / 469 . FACE. Not I. a count palatine -- FACE. I was born to make thee. MAM. MAM. my good weasel. too. And swallowed. i'faith. Come. Has he bit? has he bit? FACE.FACE. Good. and have thee twirl a chain With the best lord's vermin of 'em all.
but he straight firks mad. But will he send his andirons? FACE. laugh and talk aloud. His jack too. I warrant you. with which a man No sooner's taken. I must not lose my wary gamester yonder. O let me alone. my Lord What'ts'hums sister. I'll keep my distance. sanguine! SUB.SUB. page 124 / 469 . SUB. And's iron shoeing-horn. DOL. you must now Bear yourself statelich. FACE. Thorough both the gills. Well said. I have spoke to him. I'll not forget my race. And be as rude as her woman. Dol. Well. And shall we twitch him? FACE. Have all the tricks of a proud scurvy lady. A wench is a rare bait.
SUB. O monsieur Caution, that WILL NOT BE GULL'D?
FACE. Ay, If I can strike a fine hook into him, now! The Temple-church, there I have cast mine angle. Well, pray for me. I'll about it. [KNOCKING WITHOUT.]
SUB. What, more gudgeons! Dol, scout, scout! [DOL GOES TO THE WINDOW.] Stay, Face, you must go to the door, 'Pray God it be my anabaptist -- Who is't, Dol?
DOL. I know him not: he looks like a gold-endman.
SUB. Ods so! 'tis he, he said he would send what call you him? The sanctified elder, that should deal For Mammon's jack and andirons. Let him in. Stay, help me off, first, with my gown. [EXIT FACE WITH THE GOWN.] Away, Madam, to your withdrawing chamber. [EXIT DOL.] Now,
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In a new tune, new gesture, but old language. -This fellow is sent from one negociates with me About the stone too, for the holy brethren Of Amsterdam, the exiled saints, that hope To raise their discipline by it. I must use him In some strange fashion, now, to make him admire me. -[ENTER ANANIAS.] [ALOUD.] Where is my drudge?
SUB. Take away the recipient, And rectify your menstrue from the phlegma. Then pour it on the Sol, in the cucurbite, And let them macerate together.
FACE. Yes, sir. And save the ground?
SUB. No: terra damnata Must not have entrance in the work. -- Who are you?
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ANA. A faithful brother, if it please you.
SUB. 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, or heterogene?
ANA. I understand no heathen language, truly.
SUB. Heathen! you Knipper-doling? is Ars sacra, Or chrysopoeia, or spagyrica, Or the pamphysic, or panarchic knowledge, A heathen language?
ANA. Heathen Greek, I take it.
SUB. How! heathen Greek?
ANA. All's heathen but the Hebrew.
SUB. Sirrah, my varlet, stand you forth and speak to him, Like a philosopher: answer in the language. Name the vexations, and the martyrisations
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Of metals in the work.
FACE. Sir, putrefaction, Solution, ablution, sublimation, Cohobation, calcination, ceration, and Fixation.
SUB. This is heathen Greek to you, now! -And when comes vivification?
FACE. After mortification.
SUB. What's cohobation?
FACE. 'Tis the pouring on Your aqua regis, and then drawing him off, To the trine circle of the seven spheres.
SUB. What's the proper passion of metals?
SUB. What's your ultimum supplicium auri?
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SUB. This is heathen Greek to you! -- And what's your mercury?
FACE. A very fugitive, he will be gone, sir.
SUB. How know you him?
FACE. By his viscosity, His oleosity, and his suscitability.
SUB. How do you sublime him?
FACE. With the calce of egg-shells, White marble, talc.
SUB. Your magisterium now, What's that?
FACE. Shifting, sir, your elements, Dry into cold, cold into moist, moist into hot, Hot into dry.
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SUB. This is heathen Greek to you still! Your lapis philosophicus?
FACE. 'Tis a stone, And not a stone; a spirit, a soul, and a body: Which if you do dissolve, it is dissolved; If you coagulate, it is coagulated; If you make it to fly, it flieth.
SUB. Enough. [EXIT FACE.] This is heathen Greek to you! What are you, sir?
ANA. Please you, a servant of the exiled brethren, That deal with widows' and with orphans' goods, And make a just account unto the saints: A deacon.
SUB. O, you are sent from master Wholesome, Your teacher?
ANA. From Tribulation Wholesome, Our very zealous pastor.
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SUB. Good! I have Some orphans' goods to come here.
ANA. Of what kind, sir?
SUB. Pewter and brass, andirons and kitchen-ware, Metals, that we must use our medicine on: Wherein the brethren may have a pennyworth For ready money.
ANA. Were the orphans' parents Sincere professors?
SUB. Why do you ask?
ANA. Because We then are to deal justly, and give, in truth, Their utmost value.
SUB. 'Slid, you'd cozen else, And if their parents were not of the faithful! -I will not trust you, now I think on it, 'Till I have talked with your pastor. Have you brought money To buy more coals?
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ANA. No, surely.
SUB. No! how so?
ANA. The brethren bid me say unto you, sir, Surely, they will not venture any more, Till they may see projection.
ANA. You have had, For the instruments, as bricks, and lome, and glasses, Already thirty pound; and for materials, They say, some ninety more: and they have heard since, That one at Heidelberg, made it of an egg, And a small paper of pin-dust.
SUB. What's your name?
ANA. My name is Ananias.
SUB. Out, the varlet That cozen'd the apostles! Hence, away!
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Flee, mischief! had your holy consistory No name to send me, of another sound, Than wicked Ananias? send your elders Hither to make atonement for you quickly, And give me satisfaction; or out goes The fire; and down th' alembics, and the furnace, Piger Henricus, or what not. Thou wretch! Both sericon and bufo shall be lost, Tell them. All hope of rooting out the bishops, Or the antichristian hierarchy, shall perish, If they stay threescore minutes: the aqueity, Terreity, and sulphureity Shall run together again, and all be annull'd, Thou wicked Ananias! [EXIT ANANIAS.] This will fetch 'em, And make them haste towards their gulling more. A man must deal like a rough nurse, and fright Those that are froward, to an appetite.
[RE-ENTER FACE, IN HIS UNIFORM, FOLLOWED BY DRUGGER.]
FACE. He is busy with his spirits, but we'll upon him.
SUB. How now! what mates, what Baiards have we here?
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He will repent he gave you any more -What say you to his constellation. a good lucky one. -. I was devising now. The Balance? SUB. that way is stale. here's Nab. do not say so. breed affections.FACE. No. Ay. 'Slight. Shall. That may result upon the party owns it: As thus -- page 134 / 469 . Give it me. A poor device! No. A townsman born in Taurus. FACE. Striking the senses of the passers by. Nab? DRUG. by a virtual influence.what is it. sir. whose radii. and common.We must appease him. SUB. a thriving sign. I will have his name Form'd in some mystic character. Has brought you another piece of gold to look on: -.Sir. FACE.and prays you. A sign. -. You would devise -. I told you. Or the bull's-head: in Aries. he would be furious. gives the bull. doctor. the ram. doctor.
Six o' thy legs more will not do it. there's "D. I do thank his worship. doctor. Sir." There's "Drugger." that's "drug:" And right anenst him a dog snarling "er. Yes. sir. He shall have "a bell." Abel Drugger." In a "rug" gown." and "Rug. Abel. And here's now mystery and hieroglyphic! FACE." And by it standing one whose name is "Dee. Out with it. Sir. That's his sign. DRUG. DRUG. DRUG. A rich young widow -- page 135 / 469 . Nab. thou art made. hard by me.FACE. there is lodged." that's "Abel. FACE. Nab. I have another thing I would impart -- FACE. He has brought you a pipe of tobacco. Nab! SUB.
Good! a bona roba? DRUG. But nineteen.FACE. Abel. captain. DRUG. She's come up here of purpose To learn the fashion. but it stands a cop. Very good.On. FACE. sometime. she's not in fashion yet. for which she trusts me With all her mind. at the most. Abel. And physic too. she wears A hood. DRUG. sir. FACE. page 136 / 469 . FACE. What! dost thou deal. Marry. DRUG. Nab? SUB. No matter. And I do now and then give her a fucus -- FACE. Good (his match too!) -. I did tell you. Nab.
She'll be more known. page 137 / 469 . FACE. Nab. sir. and your widows Are ne'er of any price till they be famous. What! and dost thou despair. Ods lid. Hurt it! 'tis the way To heal it. Send her. And seeing so many of the city dubb'd? One glass o' thy water. No. FACE. with a madam I know. And hurt her marriage. Yes. DRUG. DRUG.DRUG. she'll never marry Under a knight: her brother has made a vow. send her to the doctor. if 'twere hurt. I have spoke to her of his worship already. my little Nab. hither. What! Thou dost not know. it may be thy good fortune. And she does strangely long to know her fortune. more talk'd of. thou shalt tell her this. Their honour is their multitude of suitors. Knowing what the doctor has set down for thee. But she's afraid it will be blown abroad. to make it more Follow'd and sought: Nab. FACE.
a knight? DRUG. How! to quarrel? DRUG. FACE. FACE. to carry quarrels. Him and his sister. a gentleman newly warm in his land.Will have it done. Scarce cold in his one and twenty. Touching the art of quarrels: he will give him An instrument to quarrel by. sir. And. that does govern His sister here. With mathematical demonstrations. with her The doctor happ'ly may persuade. good captain! page 138 / 469 . for thee. and die in the country. sir. As gallants do. and is come up To learn to quarrel. 'Slid. and to live by his wits. No. and is a man himself Of some three thousand a year. the doctor is the only man In Christendom for him. And will go down again. O. sir. bring them both. Go. to manage them by line. Nab. Yes. He has made a table. Nab: what's her brother. Go to: 'Shalt give his worship a new damask suit Upon the premises. SUB.
bring the damask. And thy will too. -. O no. indeed. about it. sir. I'll try my power. That was the cause. FACE. Away.FACE. No offers. It is the goodest soul! -. Thou shalt know more anon. He is the honestest fellow. FACE. doctor. this! What is't an ounce? FACE. be gone. Why he came now: he dealt with me in private. SUB.Abel. DRUG. [EXIT ABEL. Nab. He'll send you a pound. And has the worms. He will do't. SUB.Stay not. 'Tis good tobacco. and lives with cheese. To get a med'cine for them. page 139 / 469 .] A miserable rogue. He shall. and the parties. doctor.
Away you. SUB. SUB.SUB. This works. and he that fails. catch him. A man would scarce endure her for the whole. the other has in tail. to your Surly yonder. And shall. best let's see her first. Rather the less: for she may be so light She may want grains. FACE. or be such a burden. sir. I fear it. Ay. my dear Subtle! We'll e'en draw lots. a wife for one on us. SUB. page 140 / 469 . Content: but Dol must have no breath on't. shall have The more in goods. FACE. SUB. FACE. and then determine. 'Pray God I have not staid too long. Faith. Mum. A wife. FACE.
And with philosophy blinds the eyes of man. we of the separation Must bear with willing shoulders. And such rebukes. ANA. These chastisements are common to the saints. ENTER TRIBULATION WHOLESOME AND ANANIAS. And speaks the language of Canaan. ANA. page 141 / 469 . And for his stone. In pure zeal. truly. TRI. SCENE 3.[EXEUNT. he is a heathen.1. as the trials Sent forth to tempt our frailties.] ACT 3. TRI. THE LANE BEFORE LOVEWIT'S HOUSE. He bears The visible mark of the beast in his forehead. I do not like the man. it is a work of darkness. I think him a profane person indeed.
It may be so. the stone is made. Unto the motives. Not always necessary: The children of perdition are oft-times Made instruments even of the greatest works: Beside. TRI. we should give somewhat to man's nature. and the stirrers up Of humours in the blood. When as the work is done. page 142 / 469 . or choleric. I say. we must bend unto all means. our common enemy. and boiling Brimstone and arsenic? We must give. Which his cannot: the sanctified cause Should have a sanctified course. Good brother. The place he lives in. that intoxicate The brain of man. still about the fire.TRI. ANA. than your glass-men? More antichristian than your bell-founders? What makes the devil so devilish. And stand up for the beauteous discipline. and make him prone to passion. but his being Perpetually about the fire. Where have you greater atheists than your cooks? Or more profane. And fume of metals. Sathan. I would ask you. Against the menstruous cloth and rag of Rome. That may give furtherance to the holy cause. This heat of his may turn into a zeal.
TRI. by man. Assured me. And of the spirit. aurum potabile being The only med'cine. t' upbraid him With the brethren's blessing of Heidelberg. ANA. Which ne'er will be. truly.] Peace be within! [THE DOOR IS OPENED. Let us call on him then. weighing What need we have to hasten on the work. for the civil magistrate. The motion's good. You did fault. And must be daily used in the disease. I have not edified more.] page 143 / 469 . ANA. And so a learned elder. I will knock first. T' incline him to a feeling of the cause. [KNOCKS. AND THEY ENTER. Not since the beautiful light first shone on me: And I am sad my zeal hath so offended.We must await his calling. but by the philosopher's stone. one of Scotland. For the restoring of the silenced saints. and the coming Of the good spirit.
turris circulatorius: Lembec. page 144 / 469 . and to ask your patience. you see: and down had gone Furnus acediae. FOLLOWED BY TRIBULATION AND ANANIAS. ENTER SUBTLE. To give you the least grievance. SUB.2. retort and pelican Had all been cinders. he is come to humble Himself in spirit. are you come? 'twas time. but are ready To lend their willing hands to any project The spirit and you direct. Sir.Wicked Ananias! Art thou return'd? nay then. O. TRI. bolt's-head. A ROOM IN LOVEWIT'S HOUSE. be appeased. this doth qualify! TRI. The brethren had no purpose. Your threescore minutes Were at last thread. -. verily.SCENE 3. SUB. it goes down yet. Why. If too much zeal hath carried him aside From the due path.
He's young again: there you have made a friend. let them be valued. and hath her face decay'd Beyond all cure of paintings. This qualifies most! Why. Have I discours'd so unto you of our stone. drawing the Hollanders. thus it should be. You help him straight: there you have made a friend. you restore. Or what is needful else to the holy work. He takes of your incombustible stuff. A lady that is past the feat of body.SUB. That some great man in state. From the Indies. Why. And party in the realm? As. And of the good that it shall bring your cause? Shew'd you (beside the main of hiring forces Abroad. he have the gout. page 145 / 469 . With the oil of talc: there you have made a friend. This qualifies more! TRI. with all their fleet) That even the med'cinal use shall make you a faction. put the case. now you understand. Though not of mind. your friends. to serve you. SUB. the saints. by me. you but send three drops of your elixir. It shall be numbered. Throw down their purse before you. here. Another has the palsy or the dropsy. And for the orphans' goods.
SUB. Withal. SUB. Yet. That shall oppone you? page 146 / 469 . to be of power To pay an army in the field.And all her friends. it is very pregnant. I pray you. Ay. SUB. TRI. A knight that has the bone-ache. Christ-tide. you make them smooth and sound. or a squire That hath both these. I have done. You cannot But raise you friends. Or changing His parcel gilt to massy gold. or Spain Out of his Indies. to buy The king of France out of his realms. Ananias! ANA. With a bare fricace of your med'cine: still You increase your friends. And then the turning of this lawyer's pewter To plate at Christmas. A lord that is a leper. -- ANA. What can you not do Against lords spiritual or temporal.
And other phlegmatic people. You may be any thing. TRI. May. Let me find grace. in your eyes. be adverse in religion. Verily. SUB. and leave off to make Long-winded exercises. SUB. ANA.TRI. SUB. And get a tune to call the flock together: For. a tune may be religious. 'Slight. sir. No warning with you! then farewell my patience. it shall down: I will not be thus tortured. TRI. But such as are not graced in a state. 'tis true. I have spoken it. the man He stands corrected: neither did his zeal. Bells are profane. We may be temporal lords ourselves. page 147 / 469 . for their ends. I take it. I pray you. a tune does much with women. it is your bell. sir. to say sooth. All shall perish. I not deny. or suck up Your "ha!" and "hum!" in a tune.
or make zealous wives To rob their husbands for the common cause: Nor take the start of bonds broke but one day. SUB. Or whether matrons of the holy assembly May lay their hair out. being tow'rd the stone. SUB. ANA. Which now. spirit of zeal. As whether a Christian may hawk or hunt. No. The whilst the brethren and the sisters humbled. Mind him not. And shorten so your ears against the hearing page 148 / 469 . or wear doublets. but trouble. To peace within him! Pray you. Or have that idol starch about their linen. Nor cast Before your hungry hearers scrupulous bones. It is indeed an idol. Nor shall you need to libel 'gainst the prelates. they were forfeited by providence. sir. And say. TRI. to win widows To give you legacies. allow a tune somewhere. Nor shall you need o'er night to eat huge meals. To celebrate your next day's fast the better. nor your holy vizard. Abate the stiffness of the flesh.But as your self. sir. we shall not need. I do command thee. go on.
but spirits. nor lie With zealous rage till you are hoarse. ANA. but the stone. Nor call yourselves By names of Tribulation. Nor of necessity Rail against plays. As very notable means. TRI. Persecution. The divine secret that doth fly in clouds From east to west: and whose tradition Is not from men. Only for glory. Truly. and such-like. Not one Of these so singular arts. Long-patience. Restraint. and profitably.Of the next wire-drawn grace. affected By the whole family or wood of you. For propagation of the glorious cause. famous. I do not trust them -- page 149 / 469 . I hate traditions. they are Ways that the godly brethren have invented. and to catch the ear Of the disciple. to please the alderman Whose daily custard you devour. and whereby also Themselves grow soon. all's idle to it! nothing! The art of angels' nature's miracle. SUB. sir. O.
Please the profane. for charity. They are ready for projection. sir. and conscience sake. thou shalt overcome. They are popish all. I may not. Peace! ANA. When you have view'd and bought 'em. That hath a competent knowledge of the truth. Ananias! ANA. a very faithful brother. to grieve the godly. SUB. else. And must. A botcher. by revelation. And ta'en the inventory of what they are. I will not peace: I will not -- TRI. and a man. Ananias. TRI. Has he a competent sum there in the bag To buy the goods within? I am made guardian. Though I desire the brethren too good gainers: There they are within. Well. Now see the most be made for my poor orphan. SUB. It is an ignorant zeal that haunts him. there's no more page 150 / 469 .TRI. But truly.
must the saints expect yet? SUB. think you? SUB. ANA. ten days hence. But how long time. The magisterium will be perfected. so much silver As there is tin there. How's the moon now? Eight. nine. so much gold as brass. In the ninth month? SUB. TRI. About the second day of the third week. Let me see. He will be silver potate. my good Ananias. as much as fill'd three cars. Sir. TRI. What will the orphan's goods arise to. I'll give't you in by weight. Yes. Some hundred marks. -But I must have more coals laid in.To do: cast on the med'cine. then three days Before he citronise: Some fifteen days. page 151 / 469 . Unladed now: you'll make six millions of them.
balnei. but stay. and shall 'bide the third examination. SUB. Another load. But you must carry it secret. It will be joyful tidings to the brethren. you shall buy now. This act of coining. and that the saints Do need a present sum. TRI. Ay. Ay. If the holy purse Should with this draught fall low. is it lawful? page 152 / 469 . ANA. I have a trick To melt the pewter. We must now increase Our fire to ignis ardens. cineris. Can you so? SUB. And all those lenter heats. And with a tincture make you as good Dutch dollars As any are in Holland. we are past Fimus equinus. instantly.TRI. And then we have finish'd. TRI. How? SUB.
sir. Truly. doubt not. believe Ananias: This case of conscience he is studied in. It is but casting. There is no scruple. TRI. Lawful! We know no magistrate. I take it so. I'll make a question of it to the brethren. or. This is foreign coin.ANA. The brethren shall approve it lawful. if we did. It is no coining. 'Tis. to be made of it. sir. Sir. Ha! you distinguish well: Casting of money may be lawful.] page 153 / 469 . TRI. TRI. SUB. SUB. Where shall it be done? [KNOCKING WITHOUT. ANA. ANA.
SUB.] How now! good prize? FACE.SUB. For that we'll talk anon. How then? FACE. AND ANA. [ENTER FACE IN HIS UNIFORM. [EXEUNT TRIB. That's the inventory.Face! appear. I have walk'd the round Till now. for one that will not yield us grains? I know him of old. 'Slight! would you have me stalk like a mill-jade. And have you quit him? FACE. And view the parcels. he were happy. page 154 / 469 . There's some to speak with me. I pray you. SUB. and no such thing.] Who is it? -. All day. I'll come to you straight. Good pox! yond' costive cheater Never came on. Quit him! an hell would quit him too. Go in.
Who is come hither private for his conscience. our what thou wilt. A noble count. delicate linen. a banquet. Where is the doxy? SUB. FACE. my dear Delicious compeer. FACE. Will straight be here. black boy! And turn thee. my rogue. Are they within then? page 155 / 469 . to have thy bath. that some fresh news may possess thee. I'll send her to thee: And but despatch my brace of little John Leydens.SUB. Had been a mastery. Our Dover pier. but to have gull'd him. and her wit. The bath in chief. Let him go. our cinque-port. Bigger than three Dutch hoys. six great slops. and my party-bawd. And come again my self. and pieces of eight. beside round trunks. Furnished with pistolets.) and to make his battery Upon our Dol. And brought munition with him. O. Where is she? She must prepare perfumes. our castle. (That is the colour. For she must milk his epididimis. a don of Spain.
A hundred marks. boy. how fares our camp? page 156 / 469 . this is a lucky day.] DOL. What? FACE. Pounds. Numbering the sum. Why. Yes. How much? SUB. [EXIT.SUB. dainty Dorothy! art thou so near? DOL. And states to come in the widow. and my count! My share to-day will not be bought for forty -- [ENTER DOL.] FACE. lord general. FACE. say. Ten pounds of Mammon! Three of my clerk! A portague of my grocer! This of the brethren! beside reversions.
This dear hour. DOL. A doughty don is taken with my Dol. Or bees are with a bason. Thy drum. brought in Daily by their small parties. till he be tame As the poor black-birds were in the great frost. and thrown In a down-bed. against a world. Dol. Nor my Drugger? page 157 / 469 . As with the few that had entrench'd themselves Safe. Was not my Dapper here yet? DOL. No. FACE. Where thou shalt keep him waking with thy drum. Till he work honey and wax. and so hive him In the swan-skin coverlid. before he sees thee. And thou mayst make his ransom what thou wilt. he shall be brought here fetter'd With thy fair looks. A grandee. by their discipline. my Dol. An adalantado. My Dousabel. And laugh'd within those trenches. general? FACE. thy drum. Dol. and grew fat With thinking on the booties. my little God's-gift.FACE. and cambric sheets. girl. as dark as any dungeon. What is he.
SUB. FACE. They are so long a furnishing! such stinkards Would not be seen upon these festival days. -[RE-ENTER SUBTLE. SUB. Neither. FACE. I pray he keep away Till our new business be o'erpast. my Face. I would we knew Another chapman now would buy 'em outright.] How now! have you done? SUB. How cam'st thou by this secret don? page 158 / 469 . Done. Face. 'Slid. well thought on: Pray God he come! FACE. A pox on 'em.DOL. But. They are gone: the sum Is here in bank. Excellent. Nab shall do't against he have the widow. To furnish household.
like a scallop. close. He will come here in a hired coach. So much the easier to be cozen'd. I have my flies abroad. [RE-ENTER DOL. Your bath Is famous. like a flounder.] page 159 / 469 . O no. whom I have sent as guide. You must go tune your virginal. no losing O' the least time: and.] SUB. Subtle. And tickle him with thy mother tongue. Firk. my Dolly. [KNOCKING WITHOUT. No creature else. kiss. obscure. A spirit Brought me th' intelligence in a paper here. Sweet Dol. not yet this hour. do you hear? good action. It is not he? FACE.] Who's that? [EXIT DOL.FACE. His great Verdugoship has not a jot of language. As I was conjuring yonder in my circle For Surly. And our own coachman. by my means.
'Twill be long. I warrant you. Who is't? DOL. SUB. FACE. queen of Fairy. No. It shall be brief enough. On with your tire.SUB. SUB.] page 160 / 469 . Away! [EXIT SUB. doctor. FACE. [EXIT DOL. [GOES TO THE WINDOW. here are more! Abel. Not that I see.] 'Slight. take but the cues I give you. Dapper. God's will then. That fain would quarrel. And the widow? FACE. Let's dispatch him for God's sake.] and. Your clerk. with your robes. and I think the angry boy. the heir.
See her. Where's the widow? page 161 / 469 . Nab. sir. Yes: here's the gentleman.] What. FACE. Shall I see her grace? FACE. and kiss her too. 'Tis well done.] O sir. FACE.[ENTER DAPPER. I have brought to see the doctor. here's tobacco. FOLLOWED BY KASTRIL. thou'lt bring the damask too? DRUG. captain. you are welcome. The doctor is within a moving for you. honest Nab! Hast brought the damask? NAB. 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. Your aunt has given you the most gracious words That can be thought on. DAP. No. master Kastril. -[ENTER ABEL.
Ay. O. and I can take it too. By fifteen hundred a year. and go down And practise in the country. shall come.DRUG. and seen them take tobacco. Sir. manage a quarrel fairly. Where is the doctor? My mad tobacco-boy. FACE. Upon fit terms. I'd be sorry else. as he likes. And I would fain be one of 'em. you are but young About the town. sir. And in his shop. Sir. FACE. and the best of the Kastrils. sir? KAS. page 162 / 469 . that can make that a question. not so young. he says. is it so? good time. Wherein. here. To carry a business. tells me of one That can do things: has he any skill? FACE. Is your name Kastril. KAS. sir? KAS. his sister. but I have heard some speech Of the angry boys. It seems.
The whole town Study his theorems. And how it may be borne. Sir. and dispute them ordinarily At the eating academies. but he will take the height on't Most instantly.FACE. or may else be cast Into an angle blunt. Wherewith no sooner shall you make report Of any quarrel. shall inform you. But does he teach Living by the wits too? FACE. I assure you. How! to take it? FACE. but he reads it. in oblique he'll shew you. KAS. KAS. whether in a right line. and tell in what degree Of safety it lies in. Anything whatever. and shew you An instrument he has of his own making. Or a half circle. And then. To the least shadow of a hair. rules To give and take the lie by. The doctor. or mortality. But never in diameter. Yes. if not acute: And this he will demonstrate. for the duello. You cannot think that subtlety. page 163 / 469 . or in circle.
FACE. I'll not come there: you shall pardon me. Ay. sir? KAS. three thousand a-year! FACE. For why. Ay. Just of your standing. Why. page 164 / 469 . forty thousand. would you be A gallant. Spend you! it will repair you when you are spent: How do they live by their wits there. and tricks. There's gaming there. he will enter you at some ordinary. I was a stark pimp. I'll tell you his method: First. 'twill spend a man. and not game? KAS. that have vented Six times your fortunes? KAS. 'fore I met with him. No.He made me a captain. FACE. KAS. It is not two months since. FACE. What.
present him with the chair. Which must be butter'd shrimps: and those that drink To no mouth else. sir. He will win you. By unresistible luck. at the groom porter's.] forty marks a year.he is to be initiated. The purest linen. Which I count nothing: -. Where there is play. within this fortnight. will drink to his. the best drink. They will set him Upmost. Enough to buy a barony.KAS. -[POINTS TO DAPPER. The best attendance. as being The goodly president mouth of all the board. Are there such? FACE. You shall have your ordinaries bid for him. with the dainty. And have a fly of the doctor. The partridge next his trencher: and somewhere The dainty bed. Here's a young gentleman Is born to nothing. and the master Pray him aloud to name what dish he affects. Ay. sometimes Two glasses of Canary. in private. page 165 / 469 . at every place. and the sharpest knife. all the Christmas: And for the whole year through. As play-houses for a poet. And gallants yet. and pay nothing.
Who would expect a share. sir: when your land is gone. when small money is stirring. KAS. the very street and sign Where the commodity dwells. And be admired for't. by most swift posts. (can but get In credit with a glover. dealing [but] with him. He will do more. in excellent fashion. will trust such parcels: In the third square. 'Ods my life! do you think it? You shall have a cast commander. Do you not gull one? FACE. and does but wait page 166 / 469 . where on one side You shall behold the faces and the persons Of all sufficient young heirs in town. Whose bonds are current for commodity. or a spurrier. For some two pair of either's ware aforehand. As men of spirit hate to keep earth long. Arrive at competent means to keep himself. That without help of any second broker. He'll shew a perspective. Will the doctor teach this? FACE. In a vacation. and others. On th' other side.) Will.KAS. And ordinaries suspended till the term. His punk and naked boy. the merchants' forms.
KAS. and never stand obliged. KAS. all over England. God's will. I'faith! is he such a fellow? FACE. Nab here knows him. Why. All which you may so handle. To have his counsel. woad. you must eat no cheese. And that same melancholy breeds worms. to enjoy To your own use. Young gentlewomen. heirs. but pass it: -He told me. honest Nab here was ne'er at tavern But once in's life! DRUG. or tobacco. it breeds melancholy. And then he was so sick -- page 167 / 469 . oatmeal. the fortunat'st man! He's sent to. be it pepper. FACE. And then for making matches for rich widows. It's a strange thing: -By the way. my suster shall see him.To be deliver'd. or cheeses. Truth. What he did tell me of Nab. Nab. Hops. far and near. FACE. I'll tell you. soap. sir. and no more I was not. and to know their fortunes.
DRUG. -.did cure me. My head did so ach -- FACE. And care of his shop. With sodden ale. Cost me but two-pence. Yes. And had a piece of fat ram-mutton to supper. That lay so heavy o' my stomach -- FACE. she dwells in Sea-coal-lane. And he has no head To bear any wine. and pellitory of the wall. for what with the noise of the fidlers. The doctor told me: and then a good old woman -- DRUG. FACE. And he was fain to be brought home. Ay. for he dares keep no servants -- DRUG. I had another sickness Was worse than that. How should I know it? DRUG. Could he tell you that too? FACE. faith. In troth we had been a shooting. that was with the grief page 168 / 469 .
sir. tobacco-boy. he is busy now: But if you have a sister to fetch hither. I'll see this learned boy before I go. 'twas done for spight. I go. so says the doctor. Pray thee. Perhaps your own pains may command her sooner. Yes. KAS. In truth. FACE. [EXIT. DRUG. and it was like T' have cost me almost my life. And he by that time will be free. For the water-work. Nay. And so shall she. FACE. go fetch my suster. KAS. FACE. Thy hair went off? DRUG. Sir.] page 169 / 469 .Thou took'st for being cess'd at eighteen-pence.
FACE. Drugger, she's thine: the damask! -[EXIT ABEL.] Subtle and I Must wrestle for her. [ASIDE.] -- Come on, master Dapper, You see how I turn clients here away, To give your cause dispatch; have you perform'd The ceremonies were enjoin'd you?
DAP. Yes, of the vinegar, And the clean shirt.
FACE. 'Tis well: that shirt may do you More worship than you think. Your aunt's a-fire, But that she will not shew it, t' have a sight of you. Have you provided for her grace's servants?
DAP. Yes, here are six score Edward shillings.
DAP. And an old Harry's sovereign.
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FACE. Very good!
DAP. And three James shillings, and an Elizabeth groat, Just twenty nobles.
FACE. O, you are too just. I would you had had the other noble in Maries.
DAP. I have some Philip and Maries.
FACE. Ay, those same Are best of all: where are they? Hark, the doctor.
[ENTER SUBTLE, DISGUISED LIKE A PRIEST OF FAIRY, WITH A STRIPE OF CLOTH.]
SUB [IN A FEIGNED VOICE]. Is yet her grace's cousin come?
FACE. He is come.
SUB. And is he fasting?
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SUB. And hath cried hum?
FACE. Thrice, you must answer.
SUB. And as oft buz?
FACE. If you have, say.
DAP. I have.
SUB. Then, to her cuz, Hoping that he hath vinegar'd his senses, As he was bid, the Fairy queen dispenses, By me, this robe, the petticoat of fortune; Which that he straight put on, she doth importune. And though to fortune near be her petticoat, Yet nearer is her smock, the queen doth note: And therefore, ev'n of that a piece she hath sent Which, being a child, to wrap him in was rent; And prays him for a scarf he now will wear it,
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With as much love as then her grace did tear it, About his eyes, [THEY BLIND HIM WITH THE RAG,] to shew he is fortunate. And, trusting unto her to make his state, He'll throw away all worldly pelf about him; Which that he will perform, she doth not doubt him.
FACE. She need not doubt him, sir. Alas, he has nothing, But what he will part withal as willingly, Upon her grace's word -- throw away your purse -As she would ask it; -- handkerchiefs and all -[HE THROWS AWAY, AS THEY BID HIM.] She cannot bid that thing, but he'll obey. -If you have a ring about you, cast it off, Or a silver seal at your wrist; her grace will send Her fairies here to search you, therefore deal Directly with her highness: if they find That you conceal a mite, you are undone.
DAP. Truly, there's all.
FACE. All what?
DAP. My money; truly.
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FACE. Keep nothing that is transitory about you. [ASIDE TO SUBTLE.] Bid Dol play music. -[DOL PLAYS ON THE CITTERN WITHIN.] Look, the elves are come. To pinch you, if you tell not truth. Advise you.
[THEY PINCH HIM.]
DAP. O! I have a paper with a spur-ryal in't.
FACE. Ti, ti. They knew't, they say.
SUB. Ti, ti, ti, ti. He has more yet.
FACE. Ti, ti-ti-ti. [ASIDE TO SUB.] In the other pocket.
SUB. Titi, titi, titi, titi, titi. They must pinch him or he will never confess, they say.
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[THEY PINCH HIM AGAIN.]
DAP. O, O!
FACE. Nay, pray you, hold: he is her grace's nephew, Ti, ti, ti? What care you? good faith, you shall care. -Deal plainly, sir, and shame the fairies. Shew You are innocent.
DAP. By this good light, I have nothing.
SUB. Ti, ti, ti, ti, to, ta. He does equivocate she says: Ti, ti do ti, ti ti do, ti da; and swears by the LIGHT when he is blinded.
DAP. By this good DARK, I have nothing but a half-crown Of gold about my wrist, that my love gave me; And a leaden heart I wore since she forsook me.
FACE. I thought 'twas something. And would you incur Your aunt's displeasure for these trifles? Come, I had rather you had thrown away twenty half-crowns. [TAKES IT OFF.] You may wear your leaden heart still. -[ENTER DOL HASTILY.]
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SUB. What news, Dol?
DOL. Yonder's your knight, sir Mammon.
FACE. 'Ods lid, we never thought of him till now! Where is he?
DOL. Here hard by: he is at the door.
SUB. And you are not ready now! Dol, get his suit. [EXIT DOL.] He must not be sent back.
FACE. O, by no means. What shall we do with this same puffin here, Now he's on the spit?
SUB. Why, lay him back awhile, With some device. [RE-ENTER DOL, WITH FACE'S CLOTHES.] -- Ti, ti, ti, ti, ti, ti, Would her grace speak with me? I come. -- Help, Dol!
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FACE [SPEAKS THROUGH THE KEYHOLE]. Who's there? sir Epicure, My master's in the way. Please you to walk Three or four turns, but till his back be turned, And I am for you. -- Quickly, Dol!
SUB. Her grace Commends her kindly to you, master Dapper.
DAP. I long to see her grace.
SUB. She now is set At dinner in her bed, and she has sent you From her own private trencher, a dead mouse, And a piece of gingerbread, to be merry withal, And stay your stomach, lest you faint with fasting: Yet if you could hold out till she saw you, she says, It would be better for you.
FACE. Sir, he shall Hold out, an 'twere this two hours, for her highness; I can assure you that. We will not lose All we have done. --
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SUB. He must not see, nor speak To any body, till then.
FACE. For that we'll put, sir, A stay in's mouth.
SUB. Of what?
FACE. Of gingerbread. Make you it fit. He that hath pleas'd her grace Thus far, shall not now crincle for a little. -Gape, sir, and let him fit you.
[THEY THRUST A GAG OF GINGERBREAD IN HIS MOUTH.]
SUB. Where shall we now Bestow him?
DOL. In the privy.
SUB. Come along, sir, I now must shew you Fortune's privy lodgings.
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Where's master? FACE. you're come in the only finest time. FACE [SPEAKING THROUGH THE KEYHOLE]. sir. page 179 / 469 . ENTER FACE AND MAMMON. by and by. Your stuff will be all changed shortly. I am yours. sir. SCENE 4. Are they perfumed. Sir Epicure. [EXEUNT WITH DAPPER. Now preparing for projection. -- MAM. and his bath ready? SUB.1.FACE. All: Only the fumigation's somewhat strong. A ROOM IN LOVEWIT'S HOUSE.] ACT 4. FACE. O sir.
and your noble spirit -- MAM. page 180 / 469 . good sir. Yes. I have told her such brave things of you. MAM. FACE. At hand here. Touching your bounty. But. Six men [sir] will not hold her down: and then. a little to give beggars. sir. For fear of putting her in rage. Into gold? FACE. I warrant thee. no divinity in your conference. Hast thou? FACE. Silver I care not for. To gold and silver. -- MAM. As she is almost in her fit to see you.MAM. MAM. FACE. sir. Where's the lady? FACE.
and violent. Poetry. remember that. MAM. FACE. state. or mathematics. MAM. no.If the old man should hear or see you -- MAM. Fear not. sir. The very house. How scrupulous he is. or bawdry. this is yet A kind of modern happiness. FACE [ASIDE]. nor antiquary. FACE. but No word of controversy. I am school'd. And you must praise her house. good Ulen. Let me alone: No herald. page 181 / 469 . You know it. She will endure. Why. Go. would run mad. 'Gainst the least act of sin. And her nobility. as I told you. to have Dol Common for a great lady. Physic. Shall do it better. and never startle. Lungs.
DOL.[EXIT. Now. Madam. Epicure. To him. -[RE-ENTER FACE. And mighty in my talk to her. What! the stone will do't. with your pardon. shew the god a miser. sir. I were uncivil If I would suffer that. Dol. lady. MAM. I told your ladyship -- MAM. my lip to you. taste gold.] MAM. Nay.This is the noble knight. I kiss your vesture. suckle him. we will concumbere gold: I will be puissant. I hope my lord your brother be in health. She shall feel gold. page 182 / 469 . -. sleep gold.] Here she comes. talk to her all in gold. hear gold. Sir. WITH DOL RICHLY DRESSED. Compared with Mammon. Rain her as many showers as Jove did drops Unto his Danae. Heighten thyself. FACE.
Well said. O. lien but there still. Had your father Slept all the happy remnant of his life After that act. a poor baron's daughter. DOL. his issue. Poor! and gat you? profane not. sir. sir. MAM. 'Tis your prerogative. MAM. my Guinea bird. These answers speak your breeding and your blood.DOL. though I no lady. we shall have most fierce idolatry. FACE [ASIDE]. and panted. MAM. Right noble madam -- FACE [ASIDE]. MAM. my brother is. He had done enough to make himself. Rather your courtesy. DOL. My lord. page 183 / 469 . Blood we boast none. Were there nought else to enlarge your virtues to me. And his posterity noble.
I heard it. I do see The old ingredient. The dress of honour. There is a strange nobility in your eye. Nor the drug money used to make your compound. MAM. that chin! methinks you do resemble One of the Austriac princes. I'll be sworn. FACE [ASIDE].DOL. FACE. Very like! [ASIDE. Sir. This lip.] Her father was an Irish costermonger. virtue. And such a forehead yet the Medici Of Florence boast. The house of Valois just had such a nose. was not lost. although We may be said to want the gilt and trappings. MAM. page 184 / 469 . and I have been liken'd To all these princes. DOL. Troth. yet we strive to keep The seeds and the materials.
] MAM. I know not how! it is not any one. sir. Nay.MAM. Good lady. beyond An earthly beauty! DOL. MAM. DOL. O. To mock me. and laugh. I'll in. give me leave -- DOL. FACE [ASIDE]. you play the courtier. or air. But e'en the very choice of all their features. MAM. In faith. That sparkles a divinity. The phoenix never knew a nobler death. now you court the courtier. To burn in this sweet flame. I may not. A certain touch. and destroy page 185 / 469 . [EXIT.
but what's that to you? DOL. And distillation. Particular. Calls your whole faith in question. let me be particular -- DOL. I study here the mathematics. MAM. sir! I pray you know your distance. page 186 / 469 . O. sir. This art. in the house of a rare man. MAM. sir. MAM. An excellent artist. MAM. By my soul -- DOL. sir.What you would build. Yes. Nay. In no ill sense. I cry your pardon. sweet lady. She play'd the step-dame in all faces else: Sweet Madam. Nature Never bestow'd upon mortality A more unblamed. in your words. oaths are made of the same air. but to ask How your fair graces pass the hours? I see You are lodged here. a more harmonious feature.
teach dull nature What her own forces are. That drew the envy of the thunderer! I know all this. Troth. Above the art of Aesculapius. sir. sent his medals And chains. were I he. Had you been crooked. that contemplate nature. but such a feature That might stand up the glory of a kingdom. It is a noble humour. and more. MAM. foul. DOL. of some coarse mould A cloister had done well. I muse. and for his physic. page 187 / 469 . to invite him. A man. sir -- MAM. Though in a nunnery. and the miracles of the sun. Into a temperate furnace. It must not be.He's a divine instructor! can extract The souls of all things by his art. Whole with these studies. but this form Was not intended to so dark a use. I am taken. To live recluse! is a mere soloecism. DOL. Ay. the emperor Has courted above Kelly. my lord your brother will permit it: You should spend half my land first. call all The virtues.
DOL. Here. you shall wear it. You were created.here. Yes. Why. sir Epicure? MAM. Say you so. sir! MAM. in true being. In chains of adamant? MAM.Does not this diamond better on my finger. the first pledge Of what I speak. take it. The envy of princes and the fear of states. lady. by your side. Nay. for the light. Than in the quarry? DOL. and thou shalt prove it. to bind you to believe me. MAM. Yes. Doth stand this hour. And take a secret too -. page 188 / 469 . the strongest bands. the happiest man in Europe. You are contended. DOL. DOL. Yes. you are like it.
and I will rear this beauty Above all styles. sir. I am the lord of the philosopher's stone. let me hear it. To work on the ambition of our sex. sir! have you that? MAM. of the Friars is no climate page 189 / 469 .Daughter of honour. To get a nation on thee. Think therefore thy first wish now. How. I am pleased the glory of her sex should know. But floods of gold. I have cast mine eye Upon thy form. You are pleased. sir? MAM. This day the good old wretch here o' the house Has made it for us: now he's at projection. I will take away that jealousy. DOL. You mean no treason. And it shall rain into thy lap. I am the master of the mystery. And thou the lady. MAM. here. No. DOL. no shower. whole cataracts. a deluge. DOL. This nook.
Queens may look pale. sir. What miracle she is. gold. and we but shewing our love. set all the eyes Of court a-fire.For her to live obscurely in. and their boasted practice. If he knew it. in a monarchy. eat. and coral. and both seize You and your stone. when the jewels Of twenty states adorn thee. like a burning glass. Be seen at feasts and triumphs. And work them into cinders. page 190 / 469 . drink The toils of empirics. But. how will this be? The prince will soon take notice. I could well consent. and amber. and the light Strikes out the stars! that when thy name is mention'd. have it ask'd. DOL. MAM. for the constable's wife Of some odd hundred in Essex. it being a wealth unfit For any private subject. but come forth. Yourself do boast it. And taste the air of palaces. to learn Physic and surgery. Tincture of pearl. DOL. Nero's Poppaea may be lost in story! Thus will we have it. sir.
Our shrimps to swim again. O. And take us down again. still to change thy self. my girl. Soused in high-country wines.MAM. Or art. And have our cockles boil'd in silver shells. for thy pride. MAM. my life. In a rare butter made of dolphins' milk. sir! You may come to end The remnants of your days in a loth'd prison. Whose cream does look like opals. sup pheasants' eggs. and live In a free state. By speaking of it.] page 191 / 469 . her wise and almost-equal servant. And vary oftener. as when they liv'd. DOL. [RE-ENTER FACE. than she. and with these Delicate meats set ourselves high for pleasure. We'll therefore go withal. To thee. 'Tis no idle fear. where we will eat our mullets. and then renew Our youth and strength with drinking the elixir. but beware. And so enjoy a perpetuity Of life and lust! And thou shalt have thy wardrobe Richer than nature's.
How like you her? MAM. Some fitter place. or great chamber above. All's clear. beware. -. [EXEUNT MAM. are they gone? FACE. Yes. MAM.FACE.] FACE. The garden. There's for thee. Excellent! Lungs. sir.] Dost thou not laugh? SUB. AND DOL. But do you hear? Good sir. Sir. [GIVES HIM MONEY. it is well.] FACE. O.Subtle! [ENTER SUBTLE. you are too loud. I hear you every word Into the laboratory. page 192 / 469 . no mention of the rabbins. We think not on 'em.
I must to my captainship again then. FACE. What else? FACE. for a suit. Stay. FACE.SUB. The widow is come. bring them in first. To fall now like a curtain. And your quarrelling disciple? SUB. SUB. flap! page 193 / 469 . What is she? A bonnibel? SUB. We'll draw lots: You'll stand to that? SUB. Ay. FACE. FACE. So I meant. O. I know not.
Where's the captain? FACE [WITHIN]. You'll have the first kiss.SUB. To the door. [ENTER KASTRIL. FOLLOWED BY DAME PLIANT. KAS [WITHIN]. FACE [WITHIN]. Yes. 'cause I am not ready. is here. sir.] page 194 / 469 . and perhaps hit you through both the nostrils. Who would you speak with? KAS [WITHIN]. About some business. Gone! FACE [WITHIN].] SUB. [EXIT. his lieutenant. But master doctor. man. He'll return straight. Gone. FACE.
that look you to. know your canons And your divisions. Your predicaments. Begin. this is no true grammar. material. SUB. final. Here is my centre: ground thy quarrel. child. I am afore-hand. And I will serve and satisfy them.SUB. And as ill logic! You must render causes. substance. Efficient. degrees. and accident. KAS [ASIDE]. formal. make thy approaches: Welcome. my boy of land. Series. And have your elements perfect. SUB. and differences. or thence. with their causes. extern and intern. and thy desires. How. child of wrath and anger! the loud lie? For what. or in this line. Your first and second intentions. That is. I know thy lusts. my sudden boy? KAS. You lie. moods. Charge me from thence. KAS. my terrae fili. Come near. What is this? page 195 / 469 . my worshipful boy. Nay. O.
ere't be long. Against their wills. By inspection on her forehead. KAS.] I do call you lady. page 196 / 469 . and afterward. sir? SUB. My soft and buxom widow. [KISSES HER. Is she. Of being afore-hand. has deceived a number. Yes. And made them enter quarrels. Before they were aware. How must I do then. i'faith? SUB. or my art is an egregious liar. Because you are to be one. That false precept. How know you? SUB.The angry tongue he talks in? SUB. I cry this lady mercy: she should first Have been saluted. often-times. KAS. KAS.
] 'Slight. your linea fortunae makes it plain. Good master Kastril! Is this your sister? page 197 / 469 .] KAS. But shall have some great honour shortly. He is a soldier. which must be tasted Often to make a judgment. tells me he is no knight.here is yet a line. she melts Like a myrobolane: -. Here comes the t'other rare man. or a man of art. In rivo frontis. DAME P. most of all. captain. But. sir? SUB.'Save you. DAME P. lady. He's a rare man. What is he then. O. Brother. And stella here in monte Veneris. believe me! [RE-ENTER FACE. Hold your peace. [KISSES HER AGAIN. -.And subtlety of her lip. IN HIS UNIFORM. FACE. Let me see your hand. junctura annularis.
Ay. He calls me lady too. and be proud to know her.KAS. At the door. Where is he? FACE. Please you to kuss her. you must entertain him. SUB. [TAKES HER ASIDE. page 198 / 469 . Why. lady. peace: I heard it. [KISSES HER. The count is come. FACE. Ay. SUB.] DAME P. sir. KAS. I shall be proud to know you. Brother.] FACE.
] SUB. I'll have you look in a glass. have them up. [EXIT. Against you see your fortune. or the dark glass. Than I may judge upon the sudden. Why. FACE. and shew them Some fustian book. sir. but to clear your eye-sight. shall make you Able to quarrel at a straw's-breadth by moon-light. you must. 'Fore God. which is greater. That hath the several scales upon't. 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 my instrument. What will you do With these the while? SUB. lady. Must you! ay.FACE. trust me. -Come. She is a delicate dab-chick! I must have her. my whole method Drawn out in tables. if your fortune will. And rhetoric of quarrelling. page 199 / 469 . And. Some half an hour.
AND DAME P. FACE. I have sent them up.] FACE. On any composition.] [RE-ENTER FACE.[EXIT. [RE-ENTER SUBTLE. FACE. What do you say? FACE. Subtle. now I have seen her. Is that the matter? page 200 / 469 . in troth. doctor? SUB [WITHIN]. I needs must have this widow. SUB.] SUB. Have you disposed of them? SUB. I'll come to you presently. Where are you. I will have this same widow. FOLLOWED BY KAST.
thou art so violent now -. SUB. If you grumble. SUB. Dol shall know it all: Therefore be quiet. Who cannot? I? 'Slight. FACE. Dol Knows it directly.FACE. Thou art old. what! sell my fortune? 'Tis better than my birth-right. Do not murmur: Win her. I will not treat with thee.Do but conceive. Go to. Well. for a -- FACE. and obey your chance. Nay. Nay. But understand: I'll give you composition. and carry her. I am silent. sir. and canst not serve -- SUB. Nay. I will serve her with thee. FACE. but hear me. Will you go help to fetch in Don in state? page 201 / 469 . If you rebel once.
sir. Perhaps some Fleming or some Hollander got him In d'Alva's time. he does look too fat to be a Spaniard. FACE.[EXIT. SUB. Subtle. INTRODUCING SURLY DISGUISED AS A SPANIARD. [RE-ENTER FACE. and kist our anos! FACE. Or he will over-look us like a tyrant. Or. Would you had stoop'd a little. page 202 / 469 .] SUB. I follow you. cut down Beneath the souse. Senores. He looks in that deep ruff like a head in a platter. Peace.] Brain of a tailor! who comes here? Don John! SUR. beso las manos a vuestras mercedes. FACE. I shall never hold. Serv'd in by a short cloke upon two trestles. 'Slud. count Egmont's bastard. SUB. Stab me. what do you say to a collar of brawn. We must keep Face in awe. man. and wriggled with a knife? SUB.
Yes. Gratia. SUR. Pray God he have no squibs in those deep sets. Praises the house. Por dios. My worthy Donzel. I know no more but's action. My precious Diego. Madrid face is welcome. What says he? FACE. SUR.SUB. will prove fair enough To cozen you in. do you see. I think. FACE. cozen'd. SUB. page 203 / 469 . He speaks out of a fortification. Cozen'd. senores. muy linda casa! SUB. Do you mark? you shall Be cozen'd. the casa. yellow. Diego. SUB. Your scurvy. Don.
dear Don. SUB. SUB. or portagues. sweet Don. Have you brought pistolets. FACE. Con licencia. You shall be emptied. in troth. the great lion of all. Do you intend it? so do we. SUB. Milked. as they say. See all the monsters. SUB. Of the sennora. Don.Dost thou feel any? FACE [FEELS HIS POCKETS]. se puede ver a esta senora? SUB. Entiendo. Don. Don. page 204 / 469 . My solemn Don? -. pumped and drawn Dry. Full. O. What talks he now? FACE.SUR. SUR.
he will suspect it: And then he will not pay. 'Fore heaven. This is a travelled punk-master. Unless you'll mar all. that's all. And looks already rampant. That's true. which you shall see Also. not half so well. For what? FACE. SUB. SUB. SUB. 'Slight. Why Dol's employ'd.This is the lioness. and Mammon Must not be troubled. FACE. 'Slid. and does know All the delays. Subtle. a notable hot rascal. FACE. No! why? FACE. I know not: he must stay. Stay! that he must not by no means. you know. page 205 / 469 . 'Sdeath. how shall we do? SUB. my Don.
There is no maidenhead to be fear'd or lost. It is but one man more. que codicio tan verla. Mammon! in no case. What dost thou think on't. SUB. You made me an offer for my share erewhile. Which of us chance to have her: and beside. Think: you must be sudden. I? why -- FACE. FACE. Mi vida! 'Slid. What shall we do then? FACE. SUR. What dost thou say to draw her to it. he puts me in mind of the widow. Entiendo que la senora es tan hermosa. como la bien aventuranza de mi vida. What wilt thou give me. SUB. Subtle. Who. i'faith? page 206 / 469 . Subtle? SUB. The credit of our house too is engaged.FACE. ha! And tell her 'tis her fortune? all our venture Now lies upon't.
Dol else must know it. FACE. E'en take your lot. porque se tarda tanto? SUB. sir. SUB. Faith.FACE. I'll not work her then. O. That's now no reason. It is the common cause. Senores. obey your chance. SUR. sir. FACE. as you said. I am old. And wear her out. I care not. 'Slight. I am not fit. by that light I'll not buy now: You know your doom to me. win her. for me. therefore bethink you. Puede ser de hazer burla de mi amor? FACE. SUR. SUB. You hear the Don too? by this air. And loose the hinges: Dol! page 207 / 469 . I call.
Remember now. As you please. SUB. Will you then do? SUB. call the widow? FACE. You never claim her. You are a terrible rogue! I'll think of this: will you. and I'll take her too with all her faults.] FACE. sir. Am I discharged o' the lot? FACE. that upon any change. A plague of hell -- FACE. Now I do think on't better. [THEY TAKE HANDS. page 208 / 469 . Yes. SUB. With all my heart. Hands. sir.SUB.
SUR. sir. Tengo duda. indeed. And make the widow a punk so much the sooner. Marry a whore! fate. let me wed a witch first. que no me hagan alguna traycion. before you go. Please you Enthratha the chambrata.] SUR. He swears by his beard. and fubb'd. Dispatch. I will the heartlier go about it now. and stroked. You shall be soked. sennor. And scrubb'd. [EXIT FACE. and tubb'd and rubb'd. and taw'd. worthy don: Where if you please the fates. and flaw'd.SUB. and call the brother too. claw'd. Be curried. Por estas honradas barbas -- SUB. You shall in faith. SUB. To be revenged on this impetuous Face: The quickly doing of it is the grace. my scurvy baboon don. dear don. in your bathada. How. page 209 / 469 . issue on? yes. and health to you. senores. praesto. Much good joy.
FACE. your Spanish Stoup is the best garb. Nay.] SCENE 4. Till he had found the very nick of her fortune. you must pardon her. Ask from your courtier. lady? KAS. your Spanish beard page 210 / 469 . AND DAME PLIANT. Why.2. a Spanish countess. Better! 'Slight. Come. captain. KASTRIL. say you. make you that a question. sir? DAME P. they will tell you all. to your inns-of-court-man.[EXEUNT SUB. is that better than an English countess? FACE. AND SURLY. ENTER FACE. Your Spanish gennet is the best horse. ANOTHER ROOM IN THE SAME. KAS. lady: I knew the Doctor would not leave. FACE. she is a fool. To your mere milliner. To be a countess.
'tis my charge. you can keep No secret! Well. And her right worshipful brother here. My most honour'd lady. madam. I'll look to it. let your poor captain speak -Here comes the doctor.] SUB. She shall do that. sir. page 211 / 469 . SUB. do not delay them. you are to undergo An honourable fortune. very shortly. What will you say now. if some -- FACE. your Spanish pavin the best dance. and I do.Is the best cut. my scarce-worshipful captain. that she shall be A countess. sir. And Spanish blade. sir. For so I am now to style you. Do you forgive him. KAS. a Spanish countess. I have told her all. having found By this my scheme. your Spanish ruffs are the best Wear. [ENTER SUBTLE. WITH A PAPER. Your Spanish titillation in a glove The best perfume: and for your Spanish pike. since he has told you. Still.
persuade her. sir! KAS. you shall love him. Nay. you must love him. Choose which you will. Truly I shall never brook a Spaniard. Od's lid. By this good rush. Well then: nought rests But that she fit her love now to her fortune. DAME P. in truth. And that was some three year afore I was born.SUB. FACE. Never since eighty-eight could I abide them. SUB. or be miserable. No! DAME P. which is worse. SUB. Indeed. shads and mackerel. FACE. page 212 / 469 . SUB. or I'll kick you. She will cry strawberries else within this twelvemonth. Come.
And kiss'd. Do. SUB. brother. FACE. What. And then come forth in pomp! SUB.DAME P. Be not so fierce. Why. and ruffled! SUB. behind the hangings. Or by this hand I'll maul you. when she comes to taste The pleasures of a countess! to be courted -- FACE. Of keeping all the idolaters of the chamber Barer to her. I'll do as you will have me. Ay. my enraged child. Nay. KAS. She will be ruled. And know her state! FACE. than at their prayers! page 213 / 469 . No. good sir. FACE.
and praise her tires. you are not my suster. Most brave! By this hand. and have The citizens gape at her. that ride with her! KAS. I will not refuse. If you refuse. ushers. brother. to the Exchange. And my lord's goose-turd bands. eight! SUB. Her six mares -- FACE. DAME P. And has her pages. Nay.SUB. page 214 / 469 . To hurry her through London. and coaches -- SUB. Bethlem. Yes. Is serv'd Upon the knee! FACE. Footmen. the china-houses -- FACE.
[ENTER SURLY. is the courtliest language. que he visto en mi vida! FACE. que no venga? Esta tardanza me mata! FACE. page 215 / 469 . by his art. KAS. It goes like law-French. An admirable language! Is't not French? FACE. En gallanta madama. Don! gallantissima! SUR. Is't not a gallant language that they speak? KAS.] SUR. they say. Por todos los dioses. No. List. FACE. SUB. And that. sir. senores. sir. Spanish. It is the count come: The doctor knew he would be here. Que es esto. la mas acabada hermosura.
sir. Ods will. He speaks to her. que es esto que se tarda? page 216 / 469 . man. for the women To make first court. He admires your sister. SUR. con el esplandor que trae esta dama! Valgame dios! FACE. she must go to him.SUR. Porque no se acude? KAS. I think. FACE. and kiss him! It is the Spanish fashion. Must not she make curt'sy? SUB. SUR. KAS. FACE. Por el amor de dios. That he does. El sol ha perdido su lumbre. 'Tis true he tells you. sir: His art knows all.
SUR. page 217 / 469 . Ass. Go kuss him. FACE. Bravely. What say you. si sera servida. sir. I'll thrust a pin in your buttocks else. Do you think so? SUR. he will use her better. DAME P. entremonos. Senora. as the cunning man would have you. Senora mia. FACE. Nay. see: she will not understand him! gull. O no. Nay. i'faith! FACE.KAS. mi persona esta muy indigna de allegar a tanta hermosura. Noddy. Does he not use her bravely? KAS. brother? KAS. KAS. my suster.
[ASIDE TO FACE. advance. Where does he carry her? FACE. 'Pray God your sister prove but pliant! page 218 / 469 . We'll to our quarrelling lesson again. WHO GOES OUT.] KAS.Come. my fierce child. Agreed. sir. Into the garden.] -. SUB. KAS. sir. Take you no thought: I must interpret for her. you shall be brother To a great count. Nay. Give Dol the word. I love a Spanish boy with all my heart. I knew that at first. SUB. and by this means.[EXIT WITH DAME PLIANT. Ay. SUB. KAS. This match will advance the house of the Kastrils.
I guest it. by erection of her figure. Yes. I e'er shall quarrel well? SUB. Come. KAS. The widow Pliant. How! KAS. Knew you not that? SUB. let's go practise. I warrant you. No. doctor. but do you think. SUB. sir. page 219 / 469 . [EXEUNT. faith. ANOTHER ROOM IN THE SAME.] SCENE 4. Why. Her name is so. by her other husband. Yet.3.KAS.
The two that stood. Madam -- DOL. FOLLOWED BY MAMMON. were slain. Good lady -- DOL. "Made up the two legs. So was Egypt. and Egypt-dust.ENTER DOL IN HER FIT OF RAVING. and the fourth beast. "And then Gog-horned. and Egypt-south: which after Was call'd Gog-iron-leg and South-iron-leg" -- MAM. and Gog-clay-leg" -- MAM. Sweet madam -- DOL. and Ptolomee" -- MAM. That was Gog-north. Lady -- DOL. which fall page 220 / 469 . too: Then Egypt-clay-leg. "For after Alexander's death" -- MAM. "That Perdiccas and Antigonus. Seleuc'. DOL. "And last Gog-dust.
And teach the people of Great Britain" -- [ENTER FACE. and from Athens. "except We call the rabbins. What's the matter. "To speak the tongue of Eber. or look at" -- MAM.In the last link of the fourth chain. HASTILY. Dear lady -- DOL. which none see." as he says. And these Be stars in story. sir? DOL. DOL. "For. and the heathen Greeks" -- MAM. and Javan" -- MAM. "To come from Salem. O.] FACE. She's in her fit. What shall I do? DOL. IN HIS SERVANT'S DRESS. "We shall know nothing" -- page 221 / 469 .
which Pythagoras held most high" -- MAM. "A wisdom.] DOL. you must never hope to lay her now. My master will hear! DOL. Sweet honourable lady! DOL. And profane Greek. [THEY ALL SPEAK TOGETHER. We are undone! DOL. Nay. sir. in few marks of letters" -- FACE.FACE. "To comprise All sounds of voices. "And so we may arrive by Talmud skill. Death. to raise the building up page 222 / 469 . "Where then a learned linguist Shall see the ancient used communion Of vowels and consonants" -- FACE.
" FACE. ashes. and the force Of king Abaddon. and fiery. How did you put her into't? MAM.Of Helen's house against the Ismaelite. Alas. I talk'd Of a fifth monarchy I would erect. And Aben Ezra do interpret Rome. We are but faeces. stop her mouth. 'Slid. blue. and the beast of Cittim: Which rabbi David Kimchi. She'll never leave else. King of Thogarma. SUB [WITHIN]. Onkelos. by chance. and his habergions Brimstony. If the old man hear her. Is't best? FACE. With the philosopher's stone. FACE. What's to do there? page 223 / 469 . and she Falls on the other four straight. MAM. Out of Broughton! I told you so.
SUB. No marvel. she is quiet. That was my error. I have lived too long. How! what sight is here? Close deeds of darkness.FACE.] MAM. Not? and flee me When I come in? MAM. my son! O. guilt. Where shall I hide me! SUB. [ENTER SUBTLE. good. Error? Guilt. O. my son: give it the right name. and that shun the light! Bring him again. THEY RUN DIFFERENT WAYS. dear father. If I found check in our great work within. MAM. Who is he? What. SUB. There was no unchaste purpose. Nay. When such affairs as these were managing! page 224 / 469 . we are lost! Now she hears him.
SUB. It has stood still this half hour: And all the rest of our less works gone back. By my hope. blame not him. sir? SUB. Believe me. Will you commit more sin. 'twas against his will or knowledge: I saw her by chance. Why. for whom The blessing was prepared. 'tis true. To excuse a varlet? MAM.MAM. This will retard The work a month at least. have you so? SUB. SUB. then I wonder less. page 225 / 469 . sir. MAM. Why. Nay. Where is the instrument of wickedness. good sir. Nay. if you. would so tempt heaven. And lose your fortunes. My lewd false drudge? MAM.
Retorts.] Who's there? my lord her brother is come. we are defeated! all the works Are flown in fumo. Do the fair offices of a man! you stand. good father: Our purposes were honest. O. every glass is burst. page 226 / 469 . So the reward will prove. if it do. Why.] What's that? FACE. and all saints be good to us. [A LOUD EXPLOSION WITHIN.] -. sir. Furnace. Coldness and death invades him. As you were readier to depart than he. as if a bolt Of thunder had been driven through the house. All struck in shivers! [SUBTLE FALLS DOWN AS IN A SWOON. good sir! alas. -[RE-ENTER FACE.] Help. Nay. and all rent down. receivers.MAM. What remedy? But think it not. sir Mammon. pelicans. As they were.How now! ah me! God. [KNOCKING WITHIN. bolt-heads. SUB.
MAM. A peck of coals or so. My brain is quite undone with the fume. For he's as furious as his sister's mad. Is all lost. Alas! FACE. my voluptuous mind! I am justly punish'd. Ha. sir. O. Lungs? will nothing be preserv'd Of all our cost? FACE. His coach is at the door. MAM. MAM. sir. Avoid his sight. MAM. very little. Cast from all my hopes -- page 227 / 469 . Faith. And so am I. FACE. I ne'er must hope to be mine own man again. which is cold comfort. sir. Lungs! FACE.MAM. sir.
and repent at home. Upon us. sir. the curst fruits of vice and lust! MAM. I'll go. Nay. Ay. and will not fall. Good father. sir. Nay. Hangs my roof Over us still. By mine own base affections. SUB. for this wicked man! FACE. look. O. certainties. and take you. And that may breed a tragedy. MAM. You grieve him now with staying in his sight: Good sir. A hundred pound to the box at Bethlem -- page 228 / 469 .FACE. SUB [SEEMING TO COME TO HIMSELF]. For some good penance you may have it yet. O justice. sir. It was my sin. FACE. the nobleman will come too. Forgive it. It may be. MAM.
Yes. sir. sir.] It shall be saved for you. Something about the scraping of the shards. Good sir. or stinks. There will be perhaps. Will nought be sav'd that's good for med'cine.have their wits.though not your itch of mind. This way. MAM. [ASIDE. and sent home. for fear the lord should meet you. page 229 / 469 . MAM. FACE. -. I cannot tell. I'll do't. FACE. MAM. I'll send one to you to receive it. For the restoring such as -. Will cure the itch. Is no projection left? FACE. sir. think'st thou? FACE. All flown.MAM. Do.
SUB. Yes.[EXIT MAMMON. Face. and bound And hit our heads against the roof for joy: There's so much of our care now cast away. Now to our don. as balls. FACE. Yes. page 230 / 469 . Face! FACE. SUB. and as heavily As all the gold he hoped for were in's blood. Is he gone? FACE.] SUB [RAISING HIS HEAD]. Let us be light though. she has been in travail Of a young heir for you. SUB [LEAPING UP]. Ay. Ay. Good sir. FACE. your young widow by this time Is made a countess.
And greet her kindly.] page 231 / 469 . if you'll be pleased. And fetch him over too. the while? SUB. After these common hazards. [EXEUNT. to pick his pockets now! FACE. as a bridegroom should.SUB. Why. ANOTHER ROOM IN THE SAME. if you would set to't. Very well. FACE. Off with your case. I pray you prove your virtue. For your sake sir. [ENTER SURLY AND DAME PLIANT. sir: Would Dol were in her place.4.] SCENE 4. SUB. Will you go fetch Don Diego off. you can do't as well. sir.
And for these household-rogues. Only to find the knaveries of this citadel. Lady. Worth nought: your fortunes may make me a man. And where I might have wrong'd your honour. 'Mongst what a nest of villains! and how near Your honour was t' have catch'd a certain clap. DAME P. [ENTER SUBTLE. let me alone To treat with them. And other circumstances would have made a man. How doth my noble Diego. For you're a handsome woman: would you were wise too! I am a gentleman come here disguised. a widow. page 232 / 469 . and have not. You are.] SUB. rich: and I'm a batchelor. Think upon it. Through your credulity. time. I claim some interest in your love. you see into what hands you are fall'n. As mine have preserv'd you a woman. had I but been So punctually forward. sir. I will. And whether I have deserv'd you or no. as place. SUR. They say.SUR.
you shall find.] how now! reel you? Stand up. That parcel broker. SUB. don bawd and pickpurse? [STRIKES HIM DOWN. I'll give you equal weight. since I am so heavy. and whole-bawd. I am the Spanish don "that should be cozen'd. all rascal! page 233 / 469 . and open? Donzel. And a clean whip shall ease you of that fear. [ATTEMPTS TO PICK THEM.] SUR [THROWS OPEN HIS CLOAK]. cozen'd?" Where's your Captain Face. And says you are a lumpish whore-master. There's no such thing intended: a good cart. 'tis upsee Dutch. After your coitum. Will you. Be lighter. and scurvy: truly. Help! murder! SUR. and I will make your pockets so. I do not like the dulness of your eye. methinks you look melancholic. It hath a heavy cast. Do you see. sir. lady? liberal. sir.And my dear madam countess? hath the count Been courteous. No.
Surly! SUR. IN HIS UNIFORM. or the waiting-maid With the green sickness. he Will close you so much gold. Your sooty. good captain. by the ephemerides. 'Twas here you learned t' anoint your boot with brimstone. O. in a bolt's-head. Then rub men's gold on't for a kind of touch. now. And say 'twas naught. Then swoons his worship. I have found from whence your copper rings and spoons Come. he is the Faustus. Wives that are barren.damsels with child. And. And fly out all in fumo! Then weeps Mammon. that shall burst in the heat. and pox. make your approach. That casteth figures and can conjure. convey in the stead another With sublimed mercury.what! is he gone? -. wherewith you cheat abroad in taverns. That you might have't for nothing. on a turn. page 234 / 469 . cures Plagues. And holds intelligence with all the bawds And midwives of three shires: while you send in -Captain! -. smoky-bearded compeer.[ENTER FACE. when you had changed the colour.] Or.] FACE. How. And this doctor. piles. [FACE SLIPS OUT.
[RE-ENTER FACE.Are you The man. Where is he? which is he? he is a slave. KAS.] FACE. I should be loth.[SEIZES SUBTLE AS HE IS RETIRING. Why. I would know? SUR. Though he be scaped. KAS. WITH KASTRIL.Nay. sir. sir. and a cheater. SUR. now's the time. as they say. sir. and answer by the ears. Whate'er he is.] -. page 235 / 469 . sir. -. sir. and would cross him. and be a true-born child: The doctor and your sister both are abused. Employ'd here by another conjurer That does not love the doctor. you must tarry. Then you lie in your throat. To confess so much. if ever you will quarrel Well. and the son of a whore. A very errant rogue. How! FACE [TO KASTRIL].
and finds yet. Well said. FACE. Subtle. You are indeed: Will you hear me. page 236 / 469 . SUR.If he knew how. By no means: bid him be gone. you are abused. FACE. The doctor had him presently. [ASIDE. Sir.Lady. KAS. This 's strange! -.] -. sir. The Spanish count will come here. sir! He is The impudent'st rascal -- SUR. You lie: And 'tis no matter. KAS. SUR. Begone. quickly. There is not such a foist in all the town. do you inform your brother.Bear up. sir? FACE.
He is the lying'st swabber! Come your ways. all is truth she says. too. SUR. though he could not hurt it! KAS.] you talk like a foolish mauther. SUR. Do not believe him. Yes. sir. Nay. To trouble our art. I know -. And yet this rogue would come in a disguise. here's an honest fellow. sir. FACE. Yes.] FACE. that knows him. how then. By the temptation of another spirit. [TO HIS SISTER. WITH A PIECE OF DAMASK. FACE. Sir. Ay. You are valiant out of company! KAS. sir. he must appear within this hour. sir? [ENTER DRUGGER.SUB.Away. page 237 / 469 .
And all his tricks. I will: . Thirty shillings. And he has damn'd himself three terms to pay me. Why. sir. this is madness. Nay. -[ASIDE TO DRUG. sir. page 238 / 469 . in two-penny'orths of tobacco. This cheater would have cozen'd thee o' the widow. sir. Yes. SUR. And for six syringes. He has had on him. Make good what I say.Sir.] He owes this honest Drugger here. SUR. DRUG. you must quarrel him out o' the house. if you get not out of doors. Abel. KAS. And you are a pimp. you lie. sir. Not valour in you. I must laugh at this. seven pound. Hydra of villainy! FACE. And what does he owe for lotium? DRUG. FACE.
Is he the constable? SUB. A very tim. Ananias. No. do you see? [ENTER ANANIAS. page 239 / 469 . KAS. Or a knight o' the curious coxcomb. and a shad. Then you are an otter. ANA. sir. a whit. Peace to the household! KAS. I'll keep peace for no man. Peace. DRUG. Casting of dollars is concluded lawful.KAS. It is my humour: you are a pimp and a trig.] ANA. KAS. FACE. or a Don Quixote. And an Amadis de Gaul.
Against his Spanish slops. page 240 / 469 . sir? KAS. SUR. ANA. in that lewd hat. betrays thee. and is the same With that which the unclean birds. Will you begone. You'll hear me. Were seen to prank it with on divers coasts: Thou look'st like antichrist. ANA. What is the motive? SUB. superstitious. Avoid. New rascals! KAS. and idolatrous breeches.SUR. They are profane. I will not. Sathan! Thou art not of the light: That ruff of pride About thy neck. Zeal in the young gentleman. sir? ANA. in seventy-seven. Lewd.
] Did I not quarrel bravely? FACE. Yes. and threaten him tame: He'll turn again else. I must give way. proud Spanish fiend! SUR. I shall do't. sir.SUR. sir. Be gone. indeed. FACE. KAS. KAS. page 241 / 469 . you must follow. But I'll take A course with you -- ANA. Child of perdition! KAS. Depart. ANA. SUR. sir! -[EXIT SURLY. sir. O. Nay. an I give my mind to't. Captain and doctor. Hence.
and have carried her so. Yes. I'll re-turn him then. A brokerly slave! goes. page 242 / 469 . I'll tell thee more when thou bring'st 'em. Hast thou no credit with the players? DRUG. and hat will serve. Yes.Thou shalt. sir.KAS. Drugger. Hast brought the damask? DRUG. I know not. puts it on himself.] [SUBTLE TAKES ANANIAS ASIDE. -[ASIDE. ruff. this rogue prevented us for thee: We had determin'd that thou should'st have come In a Spanish suit. Nab: -. sir. if I can help it. and he. FACE. Thou must borrow A Spanish suit. did you never see me play the Fool? FACE. [EXIT.] FACE.] Hieronimo's old cloak.
And 'tis revealed no less to them than me.] ANA. And then are you defeated.[EXIT DRUGGER. SUB. ANA. To make gold there for the state. And we be locked up in the Tower for ever. for some fitter place. That casting of money is most lawful. SUB. and hath spies Upon their actions: and that this was one I make no scruple. I will tell This to the elders and the weaker brethren. That the whole company of the separation May join in humble prayer again. True. never come out. And fasting. Yea. The peace of mind page 243 / 469 . Sir. ANA. all would out. -.But the holy synod Have been in prayer and meditation for it. I know The Spaniard hates the brethren. But here I cannot do it: if the house Shou'd chance to be suspected.
Face. I conceive. FACE. Thanks. FACE. courteous Ananias. if I had not help't thee out? SUB. Where's Drugger? page 244 / 469 . Come.Rest with these walls! [EXIT. Presently out of hand. Here's damask come to make you a suit. Surly? he had dyed his beard and all. for the angry boy. Thou art so down upon the least disaster! How wouldst thou ha' done. Against the faithful -- FACE. What did he come for? SUB. I thank thee.] SUB. i'faith. Subtle. Who would have look'd it should have been that rascal. Well. A Spanish minister came here to spy. SUB. sir. And so I told him. About casting dollars.
By your favour.FACE. HASTILY.] FACE. Why? FACE. SUB. Now she is honest. she knows -- SUB. You will not offer it.here comes Dol. madam Dol Is entertaining her. Strict for my right. Stand to your word. SUB. Within. I'll be the count. Face. Or -. [ENTER DOL. I will stand again. -. FACE. Dol! page 245 / 469 .How now. now. But where's the widow? FACE. with my lord's sister. He is gone to borrow me a Spanish habit. You are tyrannous still. SUB.
Hast [thou] told her. You little look'd for! FACE. and see. The master of the house. leave your quiblins. Your master. SUB. Look out. Art thou in earnest? DOL. DOL. This is some trick. How. [FACE GOES TO THE WINDOW. page 246 / 469 . She lies. but another is come.] SUB. Come. The Spanish count will come? DOL. Yes. Dorothy. Dol! FACE. 'Slight. Who's that? DOL.
That we can carry in the two trunks. SUB. Do you two pack up all the goods and purchase. FACE. I'll keep him page 247 / 469 . Lost. SUB. No: 'twas within the walls. In the mean time. DOL. Of Jeremy. I'm afraid. I'll into mine old shape again and meet him. and taken. We are undone. I thought the liberties. FACE. talking. if he call or knock. FACE. 'Tis he. by this good day. You said he would not come. Be silent: not a word. 'Twill prove ill day For some on us.Forty of the neighbours are about him. the butler. While there died one a week within the liberties. DOL. Face? FACE. What shall we do now. Was't so! cry you mercy.
SCENE 5. Dol. to make me appear smooth Jeremy. And not cut my throat. but trim me? SUB. Let Mammon's brass and pewter keep the cellar.Off for to-day. page 248 / 469 .1. I'll shave you. We'll have another time for that. and there we'll share. WITH SEVERAL OF THE NEIGHBOURS. FACE. You'll do it? SUB. I'll ship you both away to Ratcliff. ENTER LOVEWIT. Where we will meet to-morrow. as well as I can. sir. Subtle must shave me: all my captain's beard Must off. 'Prythee go heat a little water quickly. You shall see. BEFORE LOVEWIT'S DOOR. Yes. But. [EXEUNT.] ACT 5. if I cannot longer: and then At night.
Daily. Has there been such resort. And knights. Beside other gallants. 1 NEI. 2 NEI. 2 NEI. Citizens' wives.LOVE. some as brave as lords. and oyster women. 1 NEI. Ay. 6 NEI. page 249 / 469 . 4 NEI. Sailors' wives. In coaches. And nightly. sir. 5 NEI. 3 NEI. 3 NEI. say you? 1 NEI. too. Ladies and gentlewomen. Yes.
4 NEI. sir. 5 NEI. What should my knave advance. Tobacco men. LOVE. We had gone in then. or the tooth-ach? 2 NEI. No such thing. sir! LOVE. No. Neither. sir. page 250 / 469 . To draw this company? he hung out no banners Of a strange calf with five legs to be seen. 3 NEI. Nor heard a drum struck for baboons or puppets? 5 NEI. He has no gift Of teaching in the nose that e'er I knew of. Or a huge lobster with six claws? 6 NEI. sir. You saw no bills set up that promised cure Of agues. Another Pimlico! LOVE.
sir. he has the fleas that run at tilt Upon a table. 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.LOVE. 6 NEI. page 251 / 469 . or some dog to dance. How! 4 NEI. Jeremy? 2 NEI. That he hath sold my hangings. If he have eat them. A plague o' the moth. Not these five weeks. or the new motion Of the knight's courser covering the parson's mare. Who. When saw you him? 1 NEI. sir. LOVE. say I! Sure he has got Some bawdy pictures to call all this ging! The friar and the nun. Jeremy butler? We saw him not this month. and my bedding! I left him nothing else. Or 't may be. These six weeks at the least.
About Some three weeks since. and could not speak. Ha! it's no time to question. like unto a man That had been strangled an hour. I heard a doleful cry. Pray God. LOVE. at two o'clock Next morning.] 6 NEI. page 252 / 469 . neighbours! 5 NEI. I heard it too. 2 NEI. if your worship know not where he is. He's slipt away. just this day three weeks. 'Tis strange that none will answer! Didst thou hear A cry. sir. sayst thou? 6 NEI. then. You amaze me. [KNOCKS AT THE DOOR. Yes. As I sat up a mending my wife's stockings. LOVE. 6 NEI. he be not made away.LOVE. Sure.
best to knock again. I will.] page 253 / 469 . sir. IN HIS BUTLER'S LIVERY. Love. That I will presently. LOVE [KNOCKS AGAIN]. A smith. afore you break it. downward. 3 NEI. And both you heard him cry? 3 NEI. These be miracles. [ENTER FACE. What trade art thou on? 3 NEI. A smith! then lend me thy help to get this door open. and could not speak.LOVE. Yes. sir.] 1 NEI. I pray thee. but fetch my tools -- [EXIT. an't please your worship. or you make them so! A man an hour strangled. LOVE. Sir. Give me thy hand. Thou art a wise fellow.
has been visited. LOVE. In the name of wonder. LOVE. sir. 2. Why. What. here's Jeremy! FACE. come from the door. Good sir. LOVE. what's the matter? FACE. page 254 / 469 . No. with the plague? stand thou then farther. O. FACE. you are too near yet. 4 NEI. What mean you. sir? 1. Yet farther. I had it not. Who had it then? I left None else but thee in the house. LOVE. What means the fellow! FACE.FACE. The house. sir.
and farther off! Why this is stranger: The neighbours tell me all here that the doors Have still been open -- FACE.FACE. these ten weeks. And have made it sweet. To have burnt rose-vinegar. sir. How. treacle. been seen to flock here In threaves. as to a second Hogsden. Purposing then. The cat that kept the buttery. Breathe less. and tar. How! FACE. page 255 / 469 . but I got her Convey'd away in the night: and so I shut The house up for a month -- LOVE. In days of Pimlico and Eye-bright. And of all sorts. men and women. sir. sir. Because I knew the news would but afflict you. that you shou'd ne'er have known it. tag-rag. Yes. Gallants. my fellow. sir! LOVE. had it on her A week before I spied it. LOVE.
I should believe my neighbours had seen double Through the black pot. FACE. I think I saw a coach. To-day they speak Of coaches and gallants. and another was seen In a velvet gown at the window: divers more Pass in and out. are the keys. sir. Or walls. and their spectacles. one in a French hood Went in. Sir. Good faith. But that 'tis yet not deep in the afternoon. on my faith to your worship. For here. LOVE. They did pass through the doors then.FACE. Their wisdoms will not say so. now above twenty days: And for before. for these three weeks And upwards the door has not been open'd. In this my pocket. and made these apparitions! For. they tell me. and here have been. Strange! 1 NEI. LOVE. I assure their eye-sights. page 256 / 469 . I kept the fort alone there.
O yes. sir: Jeremy Is a very honest fellow. WITH HIS TOOLS. that we are sure on. Is Jeremy come! 1 NEI. 2 NEI. I'll be sworn o' that. LOVE. We were deceived. Did you see me at all? 1 NEI. Fine rogues to have your testimonies built on! [RE-ENTER THIRD NEIGHBOUR. FACE. No. And I too. he says.] 3 NEI. I'd have been sworn. page 257 / 469 . LOVE. you may leave your tools. We cannot tell. Do you but think it now? And but one coach? 4 NEI.2 NEI.
good Surly. No. and get hence. SUR. -- SUR. Peace. It was no bawdy-house. Nay. LOVE. The happy word. Like enough. MAM. BE RICH -- page 258 / 469 . sir. And the door has been shut these three weeks. [ENTER SURLY AND MAMMON. This. He has had the keys. Surly come! And Mammon made acquainted! they'll tell all. How shall I beat them off? what shall I do? Nothing's more wretched than a guilty conscience.2 NEI. 3 NEI. he was a great physician. but a mere chancel! You knew the lord and his sister.] FACE [ASIDE]. you changelings.
What. the owner? page 259 / 469 . and great wedges? MAM. sir. And speak your business. impostors. That should have been golden flagons. FACE. sir? MAM. Methinks! SUR. Another man's house! Here is the owner. they have shut their doors." And where be your andirons now? and your brass pots. bawds! FACE.] Cozeners.MAM. MAM. To enter if we can. [HE AND SURLY KNOCK. sir: turn you to him. now 'tis holiday with them. MAM. Are you. Let me but breathe. Rogues. Play not the tyrant. What mean you. Ay. -- SUR. "Should be to-day pronounced to all your friends.
SUR. sir. sir. sir: What sign was't at? page 260 / 469 . MAM. Your word. I am the housekeeper. And know the keys have not been out of my hands. This is a new Face. upon my word. You do mistake the house. Groom arrogant! FACE. Nor lights have been seen here these three weeks. And are those knaves within your cheaters! LOVE. Within these doors. Subtle and his Lungs. sir.LOVE. The gentleman is distracted. Yes. What knaves. sir! No lungs. SUR. what cheaters? MAM. Yes. FACE. FACE.
[EXEUNT MAM. FACE. No. I NEI. sir. sir. AND SUR.SUR.] LOVE. MAM. gentlemen. we'll come with warrant. Good faith. and then We shall have your doors open. I cannot tell. You rascal! this is one Of the confederacy. What means this? FACE. SUR. Two of the fools! Your talk as idly as they. And force the door. Come. Ay. page 261 / 469 . 'Pray you stay. These are two of the gallants That we do think we saw. LOVE. sir. let's get officers.
sir? KAS. you'll open the door. The bawdy doctor.I think the moon has crazed 'em all. the doors were never open. LOVE. You are a whore To keep your castle -- FACE. By the fat knight and the lean gentleman. bawds. my suster! By this light I'll fetch the marshal to you.] The angry boy come too! He'll make a noise. I have heard all their tricks told me twice over. And ne'er away till he have betray'd us all. page 262 / 469 . sure. anon! Punk. This is something. slaves. cockatrice. sir. And puss my suster. What rogues. and the cozening captain. [ENTER KASTRIL. KAS [KNOCKING]. FACE. KAS. Who would you speak with. Upon my trust.] O me. -[ASIDE.
The doors are shut against us. The place. ANA. you seed of sulphur. [ENTER ANANIAS AND TRIBULATION. Ay. You shall do well.LOVE.] FACE. Ananias too! And his pastor! TRI [BEATING AT THE DOOR]. Yes. ANA. abomination Is in the house. sons of fire! Your stench it is broke forth. KAS. my suster's there. Here comes another. and the constable. I will fetch the scavenger. page 263 / 469 . KAS. TRI. It is become a cage of unclean birds. Come forth.
Call her not sister. FACE. We'll join to weed them out..] LOVE. All these persons We saw go in and out here. ANA. my sister! ANA. where they use to keep The better sort of mad-folks.. KAS. KAS. Out of St. 1 NEI. The world's turn'd Bethlem. Katherine's. You will not come then. I'll raise the street. Satan avoid. AND KAST. These are all broke loose. and hinder not our zeal! [EXEUNT ANA. Good gentlemen.ANA. a word. punk devise. page 264 / 469 . she's a harlot verily. TRIB. LOVE.
2 NEI. I'll try an the lock be chang'd.] Would I could get him away. FACE. page 265 / 469 . sir. I believe There's no such thing: 'tis all deceptio visus. LOVE. sir. sir. I wonder at it: please you to give me leave To touch the door. Peace. Master captain! master doctor! LOVE. -[ASIDE. Yes. Good faith. Who's that? FACE. Our clerk within. These were the parties. that I forgot! [ASIDE. indeed. you drunkards! Sir. It mazes me! FACE [GOES TO THE DOOR]. 3 NEI. DAP [WITHIN].] I know not.
Ha! Illusions. Peace. you'll mar all. some spirit o' the air -[ASIDE. page 266 / 469 . LOVE. Ha! list. FACE. For God's sake. DAP [WITHIN]. when will her grace be at leisure? FACE.DAP [WITHIN]. Peace. Believe it. I am almost stifled -- FACE [ASIDE]. You fool. Would you were altogether.] His gag is melted. sir. Mine aunt's grace does not use me well. 'Tis in the house. you. LOVE. in the air. DAP [WITHIN]. SUB [WITHIN]. And now he sets out the throat.
sir. sir. WHILE LOVEWIT ADVANCES TO THE DOOR UNOBSERVED].] What shall I do? I am catch'd. is it so? Then you converse with spirits! -Come. Sir. sir. What's your medicine.FACE [SPEAKS THROUGH THE KEYHOLE. you were wont to affect mirth and wit -But here's no place to talk on't in the street. You know that I am an indulgent master. page 267 / 469 . No more of your tricks.] -. The truth. You may depart. To draw so many several sorts of wild fowl? FACE. you rogue. And therefore conceal nothing. the shortest way.Come. And only pardon me the abuse of your house: It's all I beg. O. Or you will else. FACE. LOVE. Good neighbours. I thank you all. [EXEUNT NEIGHBOURS. -[ASIDE. Give me but leave to make the best of my fortune. I'll help you to a widow. Dismiss this rabble. LOVE. good Jeremy.
] SCENE 5. LEADING IN DAPPER. sir. SUB. You need not fear the house. 'Pray you forgive me. ENTER SUBTLE. It was not visited.2. that you shall give me thanks for. WITH HIS EYES BOUND AS BEFORE. and a rich one. 'Tis but your putting on a Spanish cloak: I have her within. But by me. It is true. Well: let's see your widow. A ROOM IN THE SAME. Will make you seven years younger. How! you have eaten your gag? page 268 / 469 . who came Sooner than you expected. LOVE.In recompence. [EXEUNT. FACE. LOVE.
Ay. No! I hope my aunt of Fairy will forgive me. DAP. A pox. Your aunt's a gracious lady. Yes faith. but in troth You were to blame. DAP. You have spoil'd all then. SUB. SUB. And I did do't to stay my stomach. FACE. The fume did overcome me.DAP. 'Pray you So satisfy her grace. IN HIS UNIFORM. -- page 269 / 469 . I heard him.He's undone then.] Here comes the captain. [ENTER FACE. How now! is his mouth down? SUB. -. he has spoken! FACE. it crumbled Away in my mouth. and you too.
I have been fain to say. SUB. Show him his aunt. then triumph and sing Of Face so famous. sir. on my suit. for this night. your aunt her grace Will give you audience presently. FACE. the precious king Of present wits.] SUB. SUB. Did you not hear the coil About the door? SUB. Yes. and I dwindled with it. and let him be dispatch'd: I'll send her to you. And the captain's word that you did not eat your gag page 270 / 469 . Why. to keep churl back. And hast thou done it? FACE. the house is haunted With spirits. Sure. Well. [EXIT FACE. FACE.
page 271 / 469 . Not I. And your aunt.In any contempt of her highness.] SUB. sir. [UNBINDS HIS EYES. Madam! SUB. and touch our velvet gown. Nephew. [DAPPER KNEELS. LIKE THE QUEEN OF FAIRY. in troth. And bid. And made it flow with joy. we thought to have been angry with you. DOL. Arise.] DAP.] Good! Yet nearer. God save you! DAP. Here she is come. God save your grace. DAP. that ebb'd of love. AND SHUFFLES TOWARDS HER. [ENTER DOL. Down o' your knees and wriggle: She has a stately presence. But that sweet face of yours hath turn'd the tide. And my most gracious aunt.
I cannot speak for joy. DOL. much shalt thou lend. nephew." SUB [ASIDE]. "Much.SUB. Much shalt thou give away. Open a vein with a pin. the kind wretch! Your grace's kinsman right. Wear it. much shalt thou spend. about your neck. You must not look on't. Ay. The skirts. Give me the bird. page 272 / 469 . So! DOL. -Why do you not thank her grace? DAP. SUB. On your right wrist -- SUB. and feed it about this day sev'n-night. till then. much! indeed. See. Here is your fly in a purse. Let me now stroak that head. And kiss 'em. cousin. shalt thou win. And let it suck but once a week.
and what you get. at mum-chance. But keep The gallant'st company. Gleek and primero. (when as your aunt has done it). She's with you every where! Nor play with costarmongers. I will. sir. DOL. Bear yourself worthy of the blood you come on. You may bring's a thousand pound Before to-morrow night. SUB. SUB. Nor Dagger frumety. By this hand. SUB. and the best games -- DAP. if but three thousand page 273 / 469 .DOL. be true to us. No: and kinsman. God make you rich. Yes. tray-trip. Her grace would have you eat no more Woolsack pies. DAP. Nor break his fast In Heaven and Hell. SUB.
SUB. DAP. If he game well and comely with good gamesters. FACE [WITHIN]. and see me often. Have you done there? SUB. Your fly will learn you all games. Your grace will command him no more duties? DOL. I mean. now. give't away. I swear I will then. Ay. an you will. I may chance To leave him three or four hundred chests of treasure. SUB. Or. There's a kind aunt! kiss her departing part. DAP. sir. -But you must sell your forty mark a year. No: But come. pox on't! page 274 / 469 . SUB. And some twelve thousand acres of fairy land.Be stirring.
And how do you like The lady Pliant? page 275 / 469 . And bid him fetch a parson. Yes. Where's Subtle? SUB. [EXIT. Have you pack'd up all? DOL. go take his suit. 'Tis well -. Here: what news? FACE.] SUB.] FACE. I'll go and fetch the writings. I'll give't mine aunt. presently. Drugger is at the door. FACE.away! [RE-ENTER FACE. he shall marry the widow.] Now. queen Dol. Say.DAP. Thou shalt spend A hundred pound by the service! [EXIT SUBTLE.
[EXIT.DOL. [RE-ENTER SUBTLE. SUB. we will fit him. FACE. 'Tis direct Against our articles. DOL. Yes. A good dull innocent. wench.] SUB. SUB. Dol. Here's your Hieronimo's cloak and hat. Hast thou gull'd her of her jewels or her bracelets? page 276 / 469 . Well. for the widow. Give me them. And the ruff too? FACE. Now he is gone about his project. I'll come to you presently. I told you of.] SUB.
Dol. we will turn our course To Brainford. This peremptory Face. and have strange things Come to her. DOL. Thou'st cause. if thou sayst the word. Soon at night. tell her. send a ring. She must by any means address some present To the cunning man. Against the instrument that was drawn between us. my Dolly. and all our goods aboard. Content. say. DOL. Eastward for Ratcliff. No. SUB. When we are shipp'd. And take our leaves of this o'er-weening rascal. I'm weary of him.DOL. but I will do't. when the slave will run a wiving. westward. she will be tortured else Extremely in her sleep. SUB. Yes. Wilt thou? page 277 / 469 . make him amends for wronging His art with her suspicion. SUB. I'll pluck his bird as bare as I can. Or chain of pearl.
I will: and shave himself? [EXIT. take him in. this's mine. My bird o' the night! we'll tickle it at the Pigeons. Yes.DOL. FACE. and thine. SUB. My fine flitter-mouse.] [RE-ENTER FACE.] FACE.] page 278 / 469 . a little exalted In the good passage of our stock-affairs. Subtle. When we have all. and may unlock the trunks. Yes. and mine. and thine. Drugger has brought his parson. [THEY KISS. What now! a billing? SUB. SUB. And send Nab back again to wash his face. And say.
Face. that would break Such an inextricable tie as ours was. whate'er it is! FACE.] DOL. he is not ready. [RE-ENTER SUBTLE. page 279 / 469 . The chaplain waits you in the hall. instantly. SUB.FACE. DOL. Let me alone to fit him. but justice. If you can get him. To deceive him Is no deceit. [EXIT. Cozen her of all thou canst. Dear Dol. He'll now marry her. You are hot upon it. He cannot yet.] Is he gone? SUB. DOL. A trick that Dol shall spend ten pound a month by. I'll go bestow him. sir. FACE.
Here.[RE-ENTER FACE. What paper's that? DOL. Mammon's ten pound. my venturers. Here. FACE. page 280 / 469 .] FACE. to know certain -- FACE. Let us see them. this. Yes. Drugger's and Dapper's. FACE. In this. Where's the money? SUB. Come. The jewel of the waiting maid's. That stole it from her lady. eight score before: The brethren's money. You have pack'd up all? where be the trunks? bring forth. If she should have precedence of her mistress? DOL. SUB.
Yes. Is Drugger's damask there. Where be the French petticoats. FACE. I think. DOL. FACE. What box is that? SUB. Yes. FACE. Dol? DOL. and the whistle that the sailor's wife Brought you to know an her husband were with Ward.FACE. Is't not. Give me the keys. in the trunk. And girdles and hangers? SUB. Why you the keys? page 281 / 469 . and our silver-beakers And tavern cups. The fish-wives' rings. Here. And the tobacco? SUB. And the bolts of lawn. We'll wet it to-morrow. And the ale-wives' single money.
Doctor. No matter. FACE. Or lend you a sheet to save your velvet gown. because We shall not open them before he comes.SUB. do you see? Not forth. 'Tis true. No! FACE.you look -. 'tis true -. my smock rampant. [LOUD KNOCKING. you shall not open them. Here will be officers presently.] Hark you. my master Knows all. good partners. The right is. DOL. Nor have them forth. Dol. Dol. and he will keep them. thunder. SUB. Dol. has pardon'd me. and Face. bethink you Of some course suddenly to 'scape the dock: For thither you will come else. Wherefore. Dol. for here Determines the indenture tripartite 'Twixt Subtle. o' the back-side. All I can do Is to help you over the wall. You are a precious fiend! page 282 / 469 . Both he and she be satisfied. No. indeed. indeed.for all your figures: I sent for him.
And haunt thee in the flock-bed and the buttery. Dol. for old acquaintance: What new course have you? SUB. That I may walk a greater devil than thou. I will send you A customer now and then. DOL. Rogue. Let's know where you set up next. FACE. Hang you! FACE. Open the door.] page 283 / 469 . I am sorry for thee i'faith. [EXEUNT. Or madam Caesarean. Pox upon you. rogue. but hear'st thou? It shall go hard but I will place thee somewhere: Thou shalt have my letter to mistress Amo -- DOL. I'll hang myself.OFFI [WITHOUT]. Would I had but time to beat thee! FACE. Subtle.
Is there an officer. sir. Warrant enough. OFFI [WITHOUT]. What do you mean. If you'll not open it. ENTER LOVEWIT IN THE SPANISH DRESS. Or we will break it open. bawds. Open your door. AN OUTER ROOM IN THE SAME. LOVE.3. my masters? MAM [WITHOUT]. LOVE. conjurers. there? page 284 / 469 . LOVE. LOUD KNOCKING AT THE DOOR. What warrant have you? OFFI [WITHOUT]. Cheaters. doubt not. WITH THE PARSON.SCENE 5.
TRIBULATION. SURLY. Hold. SUR [WITHOUT]. And I will open it straight. sir. LOVE [OPENING THE DOOR].OFFI [WITHOUT]. be yourself. Yes. AS BUTLER. Off with your ruff and cloak then. have you done? Is it a marriage? perfect? LOVE. page 285 / 469 . KASTRIL. ding it open. [ENTER FACE. KAS [WITHOUT]. Have but patience. Yes. Hold. Sir. gentlemen. ANANIAS. Down with the door. what means this violence? [MAMMON. FACE. my brain.] FACE. two or three for failing. LOVE. 'Slight.
Doxy. And cannot stay this violence? page 286 / 469 . my suster.AND OFFICERS. LOVE. TRI. ANA. Locusts Of the foul pit. KAS. RUSH IN. Profane as Bel and the dragon. Worse than the grasshoppers. Madam suppository. MAM. Where is this collier? SUR. These day owls. And my captain Face? MAM. SUR. Good gentlemen.] MAM. ANA. hear me. Are you officers. or the lice of Egypt. That are birding in men's purses.
Scorpions. The chemical cozener. And caterpillars. Keep the peace. 2 OFFI. and the cart. Madam Rabbi. And the captain pander. They are the vessels Of pride. SUR. LOVE. gentlemen. By virtue of my staff. The nun my suster. One after another. KAS. MAM. what is the matter? whom do you seek? MAM. Fewer at once. I charge you. ANA. lust. I pray you. LOVE. ANA. page 287 / 469 . Gentlemen.1 OFFI.
lie still A little while. fearing My more displeasure. page 288 / 469 . If there be any such persons as you seek for.. and the doors are open. MAM. LOVE. to tell you true. I find The empty walls worse than I left them. The house is mine here. Use your authority. AND TRIB. and finding This tumult 'bout my door. I am but newly come to town. sir. [MAMMON. smoak'd. search on o' God's name. You may go in and search. here.LOVE. ANA.] Here. presuming on my known aversion From any air o' the town while there was sickness. It somewhat mazed me. Good zeal. what they are Or where they be.) To a doctor and a captain: who. deacon Ananias. till my man. let out my house (Belike. Are they gone? LOVE. he knows not. TRI. Peace. told me he had done Somewhat an insolent part. GO IN.
and ruff. How! have I lost her then? LOVE. neglected her so grossly. and glasses. and give fire. Were you the don. SUR.] LOVE. and told her you had taken the pains To dye your beard. that's my suster. And then did nothing. And want of putting forward. And should have married a Spanish count. am gone through with her. That I. Could prime his powder.A few crack'd pots. sir? Good faith. and umber o'er your face. but he. sir. a widower. That is within. Borrowed a suit. and a furnace: The ceiling fill'd with poesies of the candle. was this! Well fare an old harquebuzier. she does blame you extremely. I'll go thump her. and hit. now. all for her love. yet. that said she was a widow -- KAS. page 289 / 469 . And madam with a dildo writ o' the walls: Only one gentlewoman. I met here. When he came to't. What an oversight. and says You swore. Where is she? [GOES IN. Ay.
Or thievish daws. but not otherwise. MAM. Beside my first materials. Not mine own stuff! page 290 / 469 . LOVE. A kind of choughs. By order of law. sir. and my goods. sir? MAM.All in a twinkling! [RE-ENTER MAMMON. The whole nest are fled! LOVE. that have pick'd my purse Of eight score and ten pounds within these five weeks. That lie in the cellar. Think you so. Ay. I may have home yet. LOVE.] MAM. which I am glad they have left. What sort of birds were they? MAM. sir.
the commonwealth has. gratis. Or any formal writ out of a court. I will not hold them. sir. sir. they are yours. What a great loss in hope have you sustain'd! MAM. should have run with cream from Hogsden. MAM. And tits and tom-boys should have fed on. That every Sunday. but by public means. If you can bring certificate that you were gull'd of them. he would have built The city new. -. the younkers. I cannot tell -. page 291 / 469 . all? MAM. By me.LOVE.What then? LOVE. That you did cozen your self. turn'd into gold. I can take no knowledge That they are yours. No. Ay. That you shall not. in troth: upon these terms. Not I. in Moorfields.It may be they should. LOVE. What! should they have been. and made a ditch about it Of silver. Sir. I'll rather lose them. FACE.
With that same foolish vice of honesty! Come. And get some carts -- LOVE. they were strangers To me.MAM. I'll bring you word. To bear away the portion of the righteous page 292 / 469 . if e'er I meet him. the saints shall not lose all yet.] [RE-ENTER ANANIAS AND TRIBULATION. Must I needs cheat myself. my zealous friends? ANA. For what. I thought them honest as my self. 'Tis well. FACE. I will go mount a turnip-cart. within these two months. Go. What! in a dream? SUR. sir. sir.] TRI. let us go and hearken out the rogues: That Face I'll mark for mine. [EXEUNT MAM. Surly. Unto your lodging. If I can hear of him. AND SUR. for in troth. and preach The end of the world.
Upon the second day of the fourth week. so do all the brethren.Out of this den of thieves. upon the table dormant. Mine earnest vehement botcher. I do defy The wicked Mammon. LOVE. In the eighth month. those in the cellar. And deacon also. I cannot dispute with you: But if you get you not away the sooner. were not the pounds told out. I shall confute you with a cudgel. That have the seal? were not the shillings number'd. page 293 / 469 . The year of the last patience of the saints. Six hundred and ten? LOVE. The knight sir Mammon claims? ANA. What is that portion? ANA. That made the pounds. Thou profane man! I ask thee with what conscience Thou canst advance that idol against us. What. The goods sometimes the orphan's. LOVE. that the brethren Bought with their silver pence.
And will stand up. well girt. Against thy house: may dogs defile thy walls. I will pray there. against an host That threaten Gad in exile. ANA. Ananias. LOVE. And wasps and hornets breed beneath thy roof.] [ENTER DRUGGER. Be patient. I am strong. ANA. to your cellar. AND TRIB. I shall send you To Amsterdam. and this cave of cozenage! [EXEUNT ANA. Another too? page 294 / 469 . This seat of falsehood.ANA. Sir! TRI.] LOVE.
at Yarmouth. or Some good port-town else. No. Not I. tell him all is done: He staid too long a washing of his face. you have match'd most sweetly. now. Away.] If you can get off the angry child. And of the captain.] And satisfy him. this was Abel Drugger. you are a mammet! O.] KAS. to make you a lady-tom? 'Slight. go.] FACE. mun' you marry. sir. I am no brother. The doctor. [TO THE PARSON. he shall hear of him at West-chester. DRAGGING IN HIS SISTER. you ewe. [EXIT PARSON. Come on. LOVE [BEATS HIM]. you Harry Nicholas! do you talk? [EXIT DRUG. sir -- [ENTER KASTRIL.DRUG. have you not? Did not I say. lying for a wind. Good sir. Death. tell him. I could touse you. now. I would never have you tupp'd But by a dubb'd boy. with a pox! page 295 / 469 .
i'faith. LOVE. do you so. O. old boy. Yes. sirrah. This is a fine old boy as e'er I saw! LOVE. an thou canst take tobacco and drink. sir? KAS. As sound as you. boy. An I should be hang'd for't! Suster. page 296 / 469 . Come. if you dare.LOVE. KAS. I honour thee for this match. and I'm aforehand with you. Od's light. What. KAS. Here stands my dove: stoop at her. do you change your copy now? proceed. Anon! LOVE. 'Slight. I must love him! I cannot choose. will you quarrel? I will feize you. Why do you not buckle to your tools? KAS. You lie. Than her own state. I'll give her five hundred pound more to her marriage. I protest.
I pray thee. thou art not hide-bound. and crack it too. but go in and take it. though with some small strain Of his own candour. LOVE. and take our whiffs. or strict canon. thou art a jovy boy! Come. AND DAME P. Stretch age's truth sometimes. if he would not be A little indulgent to that servant's wit. FACE. Yes."Therefore. Were very ungrateful.] That master That had received such happiness by a servant. We will -I will be ruled by thee in any thing.LOVE. page 297 / 469 .] -. Jeremy. 'Slight. Jeremy. if I have outstript An old man's gravity. LOVE. sir. brother boy. think What a young wife and a good brain may do. gentlemen. Whiff in with your sister. [ADVANCING. [EXEUNT KAS. let us in. Fill a pipe full. KAS. And kind spectators. In such a widow. and with so much wealth. And help his fortune.
rests To feast you often. And though I am clean Got off from Subtle. Dol. cast down." [ADVANCING TO THE FRONT OF THE STAGE. all With whom I traded: yet I put my self On you. repugnant (to).] --------------------- GLOSSARY ABATE. sir. My part a little fell in this last scene. knave. Drugger. at variance. Yet 'twas decorum.] "Gentlemen. and invite new guests. page 298 / 469 ." [EXEUNT. Surly. Hot Ananias. "So I will. subdue. that are my country: and this pelf Which I have got." FACE. if you do quit me. Dapper. Mammon.Speak for thy self. ABHORRING.
See "Henry IV. willing. 4). befitting.ABJECT. ABRASE. confessedly acquainted with. iii. smooth. ACATES. ABSTRACTED. cates. abstruse. dishonour. approach. page 299 / 469 . ACKNOWN. ACCEPTIVE. ACCOST. outcast. ready to accept." pt. caterer. ACATER. receive. fit. ABUSE. make ill use of. base. (The word was a fashionable one and used on all occasions. abstract. draw near. ABSOLUTE(LY). degraded thing. deceive. 2. insult.. blank. faultless(ly). ACCOMMODATE.
page 300 / 469 . give intelligence. philosopher's stone. lord deputy or governor of a Spanish province. inform. lift. ADVANCE. counterfeit. or substance from which obtained. subscribe. wonder at. "be --." be it known to you. ADVERTISE. full maturity. ADMIRE. ADSCRIVE. addition. ADULTERATE. wonder. ADVERTISED.ACME. ADJECTION. ADMIRATION. astonishment. ADROP. spurious. ADALANTADO.
obstinate. AFFECTIONATE. "give the -. like. aware. after the manner of. have confidence in. aim at.. AFFECTS. consider. betroth. "are you --?" have you found that out? AFFECT. in anticipation of." face. beloved. affections. deliberate. AFFECTED. bethink oneself. AFFRONT. AGAIN. ADVISED. AFFY. page 301 / 469 . move. disposed. AFTER. AGAINST.ADVERTISEMENT. ADVISE. informed. love. intelligence. prejudiced.
ALMUTEN. children's cry at hide-and-seek. ALLOWANCE. See Paranomasie. AIM. parallels of altitude. page 302 / 469 . completely. name of a dance. AGNOMINATION. nest. entirely ("all-to-be-laden").AGGRAVATE. ALL-TO. ALONE. recognition. ALMAIN. ALMA-CANTARAS (astronomy). brood. unequalled. AIERY. enlarge upon. without peer. guess. magnify. ALL HID. approbation. increase. planet of chief influence in the horoscope.
skeleton. lowest throw at dice.ALUDELS. perplexed. ANATOMY. MARY. ambiguities. ANDIRONS. page 303 / 469 . or dissected body. amazed. AMBREE. bewildered. ambergris. AMAZED. 1458. AMBRE. AMUSED. if. AMES-ACE. AN. subliming pots. a woman noted for her valour at the siege of Ghent. AMPHIBOLIES. confused. AMBER. fire-dogs.
APPLE-SQUIRE. ANNESH CLEARE. spring known as Agnes le Clare. ANTIC. ANSWER. clown. APOZEM.ANGEL. take into custody. ANTIC. pimp. peril. decoction. gold coin worth 10 shillings. APPREHEND. return hit in fencing. buffoon. pander. ANTIPERISTASIS. ANTIQUE. APPLE-JOHN. like a buffoon. an opposition which enhances the quality it opposes. stamped with the figure of the archangel Michael. APPERIL. page 304 / 469 . APPLY. attach.
APPREHENSIVE, quick of perception; able to perceive and appreciate.
APPROVE, prove, confirm.
APT, suit, adapt; train, prepare; dispose, incline.
APT(LY), suitable(y), opportune(ly).
ARBOR, "make the --," cut up the game (Gifford).
ARCHES, Court of Arches.
ARCHIE, Archibald Armstrong, jester to James I. and Charles I.
ARGAILE, argol, crust or sediment in wine casks.
ARGUMENT, plot of a drama; theme, subject; matter in question;
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ARSEDINE, mixture of copper and zinc, used as an imitation of gold-leaf.
ARTHUR, PRINCE, reference to an archery show by a society who assumed arms, etc., of Arthur's knights.
ASCENSION, evaporation, distillation.
ASPIRE, try to reach, obtain, long for.
ASSALTO (Italian), assault.
ASSAY, draw a knife along the belly of the deer, a ceremony of the hunting-field.
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ASSURE, secure possession or reversion of.
ATHANOR, a digesting furnace, calculated to keep up a constant heat.
ATTACH, attack, seize.
AUDACIOUS, having spirit and confidence.
AUTHENTIC(AL), of authority, authorised, trustworthy, genuine.
AVISEMENT, reflection, consideration.
AVOID, begone! get rid of.
AWAY WITH, endure.
AZOCH, Mercurius Philosophorum.
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BACK-SIDE, back premises.
BAFFLE, treat with contempt.
BAGATINE, Italian coin, worth about the third of a farthing.
BAIARD, horse of magic powers known to old romance.
BALDRICK, belt worn across the breast to support bugle, etc.
BALE (of dice), pair.
BALK, overlook, pass by, avoid.
BALLOO, game at ball.
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BALNEUM (BAIN MARIE), a vessel for holding hot water in which other vessels are stood for heating.
BANBURY, "brother of --," Puritan.
BANDOG, dog tied or chained up.
BANE, woe, ruin.
BANQUET, a light repast; dessert.
BARB, to clip gold.
BARBEL, fresh-water fish.
BARE, meer; bareheaded; it was "a particular mark of state and grandeur for the coachman to be uncovered" (Gifford).
BARLEY-BREAK, game somewhat similar to base.
BASE, game of prisoner's base.
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BASES, richly embroidered skirt reaching to the knees, or lower.
BASILISK, fabulous reptile, believed to slay with its eye.
BASKET, used for the broken provision collected for prisoners.
BASON, basons, etc., were beaten by the attendant mob when bad characters were "carted."
BATE, be reduced; abate, reduce.
BATOON, baton, stick.
BATTEN, feed, grow fat.
BEADSMAN, prayer-man, one engaged to pray for another.
BEAGLE, small hound; fig. spy.
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BEAR IN HAND, keep in suspense, deceive with false hopes.
BEARWARD, bear leader.
BEDPHERE. See Phere.
BEDSTAFF, (?) wooden pin in the side of the bedstead for supporting the bedclothes (Johnson); one of the sticks or "laths"; a stick used in making a bed.
BEETLE, heavy mallet.
BEG, "I'd -- him," the custody of minors and idiots was begged for; likewise property fallen forfeit to the Crown ("your house had been begged").
BELL-MAN, night watchman.
BENJAMIN, an aromatic gum.
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BETHLEHEM GABOR, Transylvanian hero, proclaimed King of Hungary.
BEVIS, SIR, knight of romance whose horse was equally celebrated.
BEWRAY, reveal, make known.
BEZANT, heraldic term: small gold circle.
BEZOAR'S STONE, a remedy known by this name was a supposed antidote to poison.
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BIGGIN, cap, similar to that worn by the Beguines; nightcap.
BILIVE (belive), with haste.
BILK, nothing, empty talk.
BILL, kind of pike.
BILLET, wood cut for fuel, stick.
BLACK SANCTUS, burlesque hymn, any unholy riot.
BLANK, originally a small French coin.
BLANKET, toss in a blanket.
BLAZE, outburst of violence.
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hence "-. long pin with which the women fastened up their hair. BOB. measure.) blazon. colour of servants' livery. publish abroad. BOB.order. (her.BLAZE. "withouten --. BLUE." "-. page 314 / 469 ." BLUSHET. pointed weapon. thump. taunt. jest. armorial bearings. dagger. blushing one. BLIN. BODKIN.waiters. all that pertains to good birth and breeding. fig." without ceasing. BLAZON. BODGE. puff up. beat. BLOW. or other short.
dislodge. long. BOMBARD SLOPS. BORACHIO. plum-cheeked wench" (Johnson) -. "to --. wholesome. BORDELLO. brothel. padded. "good. prompter.BOLT." into the bargain. straight-necked vessel for distillation." of no avail. BORNE IT. BOLT. roll (of material). BONA ROBA. "no --. BONNY-CLABBER. puffed-out breeches.not always used in compliment. bottle made of skin. BOOT. page 315 / 469 . BOLT'S-HEAD. conducted. sour butter-milk. sift (boulting-tub). BOOKHOLDER. carried it through. rout out.
BOURD. "terrible --. vessel. snails or cockles dressed in the Italian manner (Gifford). a heroine in "Orlando Furioso. BRADAMANTE." "angry --.BOTTLE (of hay). page 316 / 469 . a lively character commemorated in ballads. truss. bundle. BOW-POT. ARTHUR OF." BRADLEY. jest." roystering young bucks. (See Nares). BOYS. brawls. BOVOLI. skein or ball of thread. bitch. flower vase or pot. BRABBLES (BRABBLESH). BRACH. BOTTOM.
BRAVE (adv. gallants. BRAZEN-HEAD. BRANCHED. extravagant gaiety of apparel. BRAVERIES. bravado. brace. trap. page 317 / 469 . flourish of weapon. frame for confining a horse's feet while being shod. braggart speech. BRASH. BRAVE. swaggerer. or strong curb or bridle.). finely (apparelled). projecting from the shoulders of the gown" (Gifford). BRANDISH.BRAKE. BRAVO. bravado. BRAVERY. with "detached sleeve ornaments. gaily. speaking head made by Roger Bacon.
speak dispraisingly of. (mus. abstract. put up with. gadfly. BRIZE. BROAD-SEAL.) breve. page 318 / 469 . BRIEF.BREATHE. BRISK. BROOK. endure. exercise. state seal. badger (term of contempt). BROKE. smartly dressed. BREATH UPON. wedding feast. transact business as a broker. pause for relaxation. BRIDE-ALE. breese. burn. BREND. BROCK.
HUGH. BUNGY. page 319 / 469 . BUCKLE. BUFO. BULLIONS. who had a familiar in the shape of a dog. BRUIT. leather made of buffalo skin. used for military and serjeants' coats. rumour. black tincture. long-shaped bead.BROUGHTON. etc. BUFF. term of familiar endearment. BULLED. BUGLE. bend. an English divine and Hebrew scholar. wash. Friar Bungay. BULLY. (?) bolled. swelled. BUCK. trunk hose.
BURROUGH. BUTTERY-HATCH. security. BURGULLION. BUTT-SHAFT. NATHANIEL ("Staple of News"). barbless arrow for shooting at butts. where provisions and liquors were stored. chorus. closely-fitting helmet with visor. BURN. half-boot. a compiler of general news. refrain. half-door shutting off the buttery. pledge. BUTTER. BUY." formerly the guardianship of wards could be bought. BURGONET.BURDEN. "he bought me. mark wooden measures ("--ing of cans"). (See Cunningham). BUSKIN. foot gear reaching high up the leg. braggadocio. page 320 / 469 .
by-blow. CALLET. at the side. BY-CHOP. or sliced and pickled. light kind of musket. Mercury's wand. coif worn on the wigs of our judges or serjeants-at-law (Gifford). simpleton." incidentally. as of minor or secondary importance. bastard. CADUCEUS.BUZ. woman of ill repute. at once. (See Nares). page 321 / 469 . "on the __. exclamation to enjoin silence. CALVERED. crimped. CALLOT. BUZZARD. BY(E). CALIVER. BY AND BY.
able to comprehend. fit to receive instruction. worth. an insignia of dignity. one who studies late. CANDLE-RENT. value.CAMOUCCIO. CANTER.. CAN. impression. a cap of state borne before kings at their coronation. wretch." CARACT. also an heraldic term. rent from house property. CAPABLE. etc. carat. knave. knows. page 322 / 469 . CAMUSED. CAPANEUS. CANDLE-WASTER. sturdy beggar. unit of weight for precious stones. CAP OF MAINTENCE. flat. one of the "Seven against Thebes.
CARANZA. bearing. CARPET. carriage. quip. CASE. CARE. CARWHITCHET. Spanish author of a book on duelling. fortress. CASAMATE. coach. CASE. soldier's loose overcoat. CAROSH. casemate. CARRIAGE. behaviour. a pair. jewelled ornament for the neck. pun. table-cover. CARCANET. object. CASSOCK. "in --." in condition. take care. page 323 / 469 .
CAST. rogue. dainties. cheat. cashiered. CAST. CATSO. CAST." CATASTROPHE. structure used in sieges. CAT. flight of hawks. sheriff's officer. conclusion. CATES. bottle for sprinkling perfume. CATCHPOLE. vomit. falcon. kestrel. forecast. page 324 / 469 . old form of "ganymede. provisions. CASTING-GLASS. throw dice. calculate. CASTRIL. CATAMITE. couple.
subdue with magic. CHARMING. page 325 / 469 . artful. assess. "hunt --. CENSURE. criticism. exercising magic power. pass sentence. CHARACTER. doom. cosmetic containing white lead. sentence. CERUSE. CHAPMAN. criticise. lay a spell on. CESS. CHARM. crafty." follow a fresh scent. retail dealer. silence. CENSURE. handwriting.CAUTELOUS. CHARGE. expense. CHANGE.
CHRYSOSPERM. CHOKE-BAIL. CHEER. action which does not allow of bail. gold Italian coin. swindler. ways of producing gold. CHECK AT. market. CHIAUS. bargain. CHEAR. alchemy. from kidskin. CHEVRIL. which is elastic and pliable. entertainment. comfort.CHARTEL. Turkish envoy. aim reproof at. challenge. CHRYSOPOEIA. Innocents' Day. page 326 / 469 . CHILDERMASS DAY. encouragement. used for a cheat. food. CHEQUIN. CHEAP.
to cheat or rob him" (Nares). beating about the bush. CITTERN. CIMICI. particular. one who in some way drew a man into a snare. CIRCLING BOY. CITRONISE. page 327 / 469 . adding fresh substances to supply the waste of evaporation. CIOPPINI. cinnabar. kind of guitar. who made use of wires for hair and dress. ceremony. detail. CINOPER. lady's high shoe. bugs.CIBATION. "a species of roarer. circumlocution. CITY-WIRES. chopine. woman of fashion. turn citron colour. everything pertaining to a certain condition. CIRCUMSTANCE.
wordy heroes of romance. and to give sound of their approach. page 328 / 469 . downright beggar. latch. CLIM O' THE CLOUGHS. or clack.CIVIL. CLICKET. Venetian noble. etc.. starve. CLAPS HIS DISH. CLIMATE. CLAPPER-DUDGEON. CLARIDIANA. heroine of an old romance. chatter. CLAP. CLARISSIMO. clack. dish (dish with a movable lid) was carried by beggars and lepers to show that the vessel was empty. country. a clap. legal. CLEM.
"bear no --. CLOTH. bull's eye. male swan. a young herring. court-card. clodhopper. COALS.CLOSE. secret. COAT-ARMOUR. countryman. CLOUT. folding blinds. hangings. private. mark shot at. secretive. coat of arms. CLOWN. COAT-CARD. COB-SWAN. CLOSENESS. secrecy. COACH-LEAVES. arras. page 329 / 469 . HERRING-COB. COB-HERRING." submit to no affront.
COCK-A-HOOP. thought to be derived from turning on the tap that all might drink to the full of the flowing liquor. wheedle. reptile supposed to be produced from a cock's egg and to kill by its eye -. COCKSCOMB. COG. wild. cheat. and to possess particular virtues. COFFIN. stone said to be found in a cock's gizzard. raised crust of a pie. denoting unstinted jollity. fool's cap. COCKSTONE. COCKER. COCKATRICE. CODLING.used as a term of reproach for a woman. page 330 / 469 . softening by boiling. pamper. giddy. COCK-BRAINED.
COLOURS. COLE-HARBOUR." no enemy (quibble). gull. COLD-CONCEITED. COLLY. master of a puppet-show (Whalley). confusion. COLOUR. ado. blacken. COKES. "fear no --. piece of flesh. COLLOP. COLLECTION. composure. deduction. having cold opinion of.COIL. pretext. coldly affected towards. page 331 / 469 . fool. turmoil. COKELY. a retreat for people of all sorts. small slice.
COMFORTABLE BREAD. "current for --. charge. COMING." allusion to practice of money-lenders. cowlstaff." within the range. "in --. "sometime it is taken for a lie or fayned tale" (Bullokar.COLSTAFF. COMPASS. anything required for the perfecting or carrying out of a person or affair. COMMUNICATE. completement. COME ABOUT. completion. sphere. COMMODITY. pole for carrying a cowl=tub. COMPLEMENT. forward. 1616). spiced gingerbread. page 332 / 469 . complaisant. commentary. ready to respond. share. turn round. 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. accomplishment. COMMENT.
opinion. agreement. a certain amount of church property had been retained at the dissolution of the monasteries. CONCEIT. masters of accomplishments. ingeniously devised or conceived. COMPLIMENT. CONCEALMENT. apprehend. debtors' prison. fancifully.COMPLEXION. COUNTER. CONCEITED. witty invention. Elizabeth sent commissioners to search it out. page 333 / 469 . COMPOSITION. COMPLIMENTARIES. CONCEIT. idea. fancy. natural disposition. COMPTER. See Complement. conception. composition. constitution. contract. and the courtiers begged for it. constitution. COMPOSURE.
infer. compare. assimilate. CONCENT. conductor. understand.). escort. CONEY-CATCH. etc. cheat. CONFECT. of opinion. CONCEIVE. harmony. page 334 / 469 . probably conducted. CONCLUDE. CONCOCT. CONDUCT. prove. witty. CONFER. CONDEN'T. bows. sweetmeat. disposed to joke.possessed of intelligence. digest. ingenious (hence well conceited. CONGIES. agreement. possessed of an idea.
CONTEND. holding together. faithful. bear or beat down. CONSTANTLY. persistently. fidelity. give a look. company. CONVEY. strive. wink. CONVERT. page 335 / 469 . CONSORT. CONTROL (the point). transmit from one to another. confirmed. persistence. of secret intelligence. ardour. CONSTANT. meeting. concert. CONVENT. CONSTANCY. turn (oneself). persistent. assembly. CONTINENT.CONNIVE. firmly.
finishing part or touch. published as "Coryat's Crudities. copia). corrosive. head." page 336 / 469 . COPESMATE. convict. top.CONVINCE. CORYAT. "a cop" may have reference to one or other meaning. copiousness. tuft on head of birds. famous for his travels. overpower. evince. curtain. COP. terminating in a point. overcome. CORN ("powder --"). grain. CORTINE. prove. chapman. etc." COPE-MAN. companion.) wall between two towers. CORSIVE. (arch. COPY (Lat. COROLLARY. Gifford and others interpret as "conical. abundance.
pet lamb. COSTS." a particular boot worn by actors in Greek tragedy. head.COSSET. from "cothurnus. COUNTER. COTE. COTQUEAN. hut. COTHURNAL. pet. standing. COUNTENANCE. COSTARD. COUNSEL. secret. page 337 / 469 . COSTARD-MONGER. hussy. ribs. See Compter. coster-monger. credit. apple-seller. means necessary for support.
something of every dish. COURTSHIP.. pieces of metal or ivory for calculating at play. contrary point. COUNTERPOINT. courtliness. COURT-DISH.": "The king.D. small horse with docked tail. COUNTER.caused his carver to cut him out a court-dish. curtal. COUNTERPANE. COURTEAU. page 338 / 469 . a kind of drinking-cup (Halliwell)..E." but this does not sound like short allowance or small receptacle. quotes from Bp. opposite. that is. Goodman's "Court of James I. N. one part or counterpart of a deed or indenture. false coin. which he sent him as part of his reversion. COUNTERFEIT. "hunt --. fool. COURT-DOR.COUNTER." follow scent in reverse direction.
low varlet. boast. COZEN. COY. COWSHARD. who refers to lines in Drayton's page 339 / 469 . cow dung. lively young rogue. COXCOMB.COVETISE. COYSTREL. fool. CRANCH. CRACK. CRACK. avarice. spider-like. CRAMBE. fool's cap. in which the players find rhymes for a given word. also fairy appellation for a fly (Gifford. come to grief. shrink. craunch. game of crambo. cheat. disdain. wag. CRANION. crack up.
D. game at cards. crucible. any piece of money. CRINCLE. heads and tails. (See N. a kind of herring.) CROSS. CROPSHIRE. CROWD. page 340 / 469 . undigested matter. CRISPED. reap. many coins being stamped with a cross. CROSSLET. CROP. CRUDITIES. CRIMP. draw back. fiddle. turn aside."Nimphidia"). gather.E. with curled or waved hair. CROSS AND PILE.
CUCKING-STOOL. "speak in a musical cadence. curl up. a gourd-shaped vessel used for distillation. CULLION. etc." in undress.CRUMP. CRUSADO. broth. or declaim (?). used for the ducking of scolds." intone. CULVERIN. CUCURBITE. coward. cry up. skill. "in --. CUERPO. CULLISEN. CULLICE. CUNNING. base fellow. badge worn on their arm by servants. Portuguese gold coin. CRY ("he that cried Italian"). kind of cannon. marked with a cross. page 341 / 469 .
5.politic. "quaking --." " -. care for. etc.) CUTWORK. 40." ii. dog with docked tail. elegant(ly). CURST. open-work. CYPRES (CYPRUS) (quibble). shrewish. fortune-teller. CURTAL. skilful. of inferior sort. elaborate. embroidery. and other like tricks were played. mischievous. CUNNING-MAN. particular. dainty(ly) (hence "in curious"). (See "All's Well. CUSTARD." reference to a large custard which formed part of a city feast and afforded huge entertainment. cypress (or cyprus) being page 342 / 469 .CUNNING. CURIOUS(LY). scrupulous. for the fool jumped into it. CURE.
a transparent material. desperate emergency. DECLINE. DEAD LIFT. turn off from. apparently some person known in ballad or tale. DEFALK. aside. refrain of old comic song. DARGISON. deduct. turn away. DEGENEROUS. page 343 / 469 . degenerate. DEFEND. name of tavern. DEAR. abate. DAW. and when black used for mourning. daunt. DAGGER (" -. forbid. applied to that which in any way touches us nearly. DAUPHIN MY BOY.frumety").
DEPENDANCE. inform against. allow to be detected. DETECT. terminate. betray. ground of quarrel in duello language. accuse. rash. DESPERATE. DESERT. page 344 / 469 . DESIGNMENT. design. DELATE. the smallest possible coin. steps. reckless. cannon carrying a ball of about ten pounds. part with. being the twelfth part of a sou. DEPART. DENIER. reward. DETERMINE. DEMI-CULVERIN.DEGREES.
vague term of low meaning. invented. irregular. puppet. DEVICE. dingle. dressed.D.) DIBBLE. DIAPASM. made into balls of perfumed paste. refrain of popular songs. (See Pomander. masque. etc. show. refuse..).E. page 345 / 469 . DIGHT. scattered. a thing moved by wires. (?) dagger (Cunningham). DEVISE. exact in every particular. DEVISED. disordered. draw back. (?) moustache (N. powdered aromatic herbs.DETRACT. ravine. DILDO. DIMBLE. DIFFUSED.
DISCIPLINE.DIMENSUM. betray. process of reasoning. debase. DISBASE. distinguish. discourtesy. settle for. stated allowance. ecclesiastical system. legal term applied to the unfitness in any way of a marriage arranged for in the case page 346 / 469 . disfigure. DISCOURTSHIP. DISCOURSE. show a difference between. DISPARAGEMENT. DISCLAIM. reasoning faculty. DISFAVOUR. reveal. DISCOVER. display. DISCHARGE. DISCERN. renounce all part in. reformation.
discipline. not punctilious. inclined to merriment. teach by the whip. DISPLAY. (?) proper measure. DISPOSURE. DISTANCE. DIS'PLE. DISPUNCT. extend. DISSOLVED.of wards. DISPRISE. grant dispensation for. enervated by grief. search. page 347 / 469 . DISPOSED. DISQUISITION. disposal. depreciate. DISPENSE WITH.
sentence. DOR. DOR. idler.).DISTASTE. render distasteful. dip. term of contempt. DOP. DISTASTE. variation. low bow. buzzing insect. drone. DOLE OF FACES. out of humour. "give the --. cause of offence. page 348 / 469 . DOOM. given in dole. DIVISION (mus. upset. charity. offence. DISTEMPERED. (?) buzz. DOG-BOLT." make a fool of. modulation. DOLE. beetle. distribution of grimaces. verdict.
DRIFT. DOTTEREL. gull. wench. page 349 / 469 . mistress. endowments. curry. DRYFOOT.DOSSER. DUCKING. coiffure. intention. qualities. fool. plover. pannier. DOTES. DOXY. DRESS. DRESSING. punishment for minor offences. DOUBLE. behave deceitfully. Greek silver coin. groom. basket. DRACHM. track by mere scent of foot.
EGREGIOUS. be overawed.DUILL. Orlando's sword. page 350 / 469 . shrink away. ebullition. EDGE. grieve. melancholy. EASINESS. moreover. DURINDANA. yean. DUMPS. EKE. originally a mournful melody. DWINDLE. EAN. bring forth young. EECH. eminently excellent. readiness. eke. sword. EBOLITION. also.
contrivance. ENGROSS. full of devices. ingenious. monopolise. wit. highest note in the scale. tangled hair. ingenuity. fondle. crafty. ENGINOUS.E-LA. supposed to be the work of elves. See Ingle. ELF-LOCK. engineer. ant. involve. deviser. EGGS ON THE SPIT. device. important business on hand. ENGINER. ENGIN(E). plotter. witty. cajole. ENGHLE. page 351 / 469 . agent. ENGAGE. EMMET. ENGHLE.
ENTRY. dislike. ENTERTAIN. wounds. denouement. ENTREAT. place where a deer has lately passed. odium. EPHEMERIDES. EQUAL. ENSIGNS. ENVY. conclusion. just. tokens. a substance. page 352 / 469 . impartial. ENTREATY. ENVOY. spite. ENSURE. plead. entertainment. an existing thing. assure.ENS. take into service. calumny. calendars.
page 353 / 469 . ESTRICH. arrant.ERECTION. EVENT. ESTIMATION. become assimilated. candied root of the sea-holly. ESSENTIATE. heathen. issue(d). issue. esteem. ERINGO. EVENT(ED). ERRANT. ETHNIC. formerly used as a sweetmeat and aphrodisiac. EURIPUS. just equable. flux and reflux. EVEN. elevation in esteem. ostrich. fate.
EXORNATION. EXORBITANT. EXEQUIES. overturn.EVERT. obsequies. sharpen. EXACUATE. EXHIBITION. EXAMPLESS. pocket-money. ornament. exclude. exceeding limits of propriety or law. allowance for keep. page 354 / 469 . drag out. EXHALE. without example or parallel. make an example of. separate. inordinate. EXCALIBUR. EXEMPT. King Arthur's sword. EXEMPLIFY.
EXTRACTION. EXTRAORDINARY. extempore. unfold." in view. EYEBRIGHT. expel. EYE-TINGE.EXPECT. least shade or gleam. EXPLICATE. terminate. "in --. EXTEMPORAL. wait. EXPIATE. unpremeditated. (?) a malt liquor in which the herb of this name was infused. explain. page 355 / 469 . EYE. employed for a special or temporary purpose. or a person who sold the same (Gifford). EXTRUDE. essence.
appearance. FAITHFUL. ruff or band turned back on the shoulders. belonging to a party. military word of command. page 356 / 469 .FACE. necessitated. FACKINGS. act. believing. FACES ABOUT. FACT. given to party feeling. FACTIOUS. FAGIOLI. FAECES. deed. FALL. dregs. FACINOROUS. extremely wicked. FAIN. forced. or. crime. French beans. veil. seditious. faith.
FAULT. FAYLES. FARTHINGAL. whimsical. tapster. attendant spirit. FAUTOR. "for --. loss. FAMILIAR. page 357 / 469 . report. FAR-FET. See Fet. FAME. feign (fencing term).FALSIFY. hooped petticoat. FARCE. break in line of scent. FANTASTICAL. old table game similar to backgammon. lack. capricious." in default of. FAUCET. stuff. partisan.
belabour. FENNEL. companion. fetched. FET. fellow. FERE. action. FEE. trim.FEAR(ED). FEAT. FERN-SEED. FEIZE. affright(ed). operation. elegant. FELLOW. supposed to have power of rendering invisible. deed. page 358 / 469 . FEAT. activity. beat. FETCH. emblem of flattery. "in --" by feudal obligation. term of contempt. trick.
rouse. FEWMETS. FITTON (FITTEN).up." stir up. FITNESS. "-. FIGMENT.FEUTERER (Fr. dog-keeper. invention. frisk. punish. invention. FIVE-AND-FIFTY. FICO. pay one out. fiction. (?) jugglery. lie. FIRK. FIGGUM. "highest number to stand on at primero" (Gifford). readiness. fig. page 359 / 469 . or in jerks. "firks mad. FIT. vautrier). move suddenly." suddenly behaves like a madman. dung.
). FLAGON CHAIN. bat. FLAW.FLAG. initiate in blood-shed. laugh derisively. game similar to snap-dragon. for hanging a smelling-bottle (Fr. to fly low and waveringly. FLESH. feed a hawk or dog with flesh to incite it to the chase. sneer. custard.D. FLICKER-MOUSE. flacon) round the neck (?). FLEER. FLEA. satiate.E. some kind of basket. sudden gust or squall of wind. FLAWN. page 360 / 469 . catch fleas. FLASKET. (See N. FLAP-DRAGON.
FOIST. weapon used in fencing. sharper. FLY. FLOUT. housings of ornamental cloth which hung down on either side a horse to the ground. speak and act contemptuously. FOOT-CLOTH. mock. foothold. light arrow. FOOTING. dancing. foolish(ly). page 361 / 469 . familiar spirit. that which sets anything off to advantage. bat. FLOWERS.FLIGHT. FLITTER-MOUSE. pulverised substance. footstep. FOIL. cut-purse. FOND(LY).
FOREHEAD. front lock of hair which fashion required to be worn upright. FORESLOW. state formally. foolery. abstain from. FORCE. FORBEAR. effrontery. assurance. FOR. conventional. FORM. face. FORETOP. FORGED. "hunt at --. bewitch. foretell. delay. FORMAL. "-. fabricated. page 362 / 469 . modesty.failing. normal." for fear of failing." run the game down with dogs.FOPPERY. shapely. FORESPEAK. bear with.
rush basket in which figs or raisins were packed. peevish. FRAIL. blusterer. FREIGHT (of the gazetti). page 363 / 469 . FREQUENT.. FRAPLER.FORTHCOMING. form. sour-tempered. FRAYING.cause the outward coat of the new horns to fall off" (Gifford). FRAMPULL. wrangler. sword. burden (of the newspapers). disable with over-riding. full.. "a stag is said to fray his head when he rubs it against a tree to. FOX. lair. FOURM. produced when required. FOUNDER.
page 364 / 469 . FRUMP. FROCK. sneer.E. hulled wheat boiled in milk and spiced. old clothes shop. FROLICS.FRICACE. FRICATRICE. woman of low character. FROTED. (?) humorous verses circulated at a feast (N.D. shameless. FUCUS.). FRIPPERY. smock-frock. couplets wrapped round sweetmeats (Cunningham). rubbed. dye. flout. FRONTLESS. FRUMETY. rubbing.
behaviour. GARD. offensive. FULSOME. when he was sworn into his office at Westminster (Whalley). city-barge.E.FUGEAND. GALLEY-FOIST. raging. FULLAM. guard.). FULMART. GARAGANTUA. (?) figent: fidgety. gold or silver lace. used on Lord Mayor's Day. lively dance in triple time. gerbe). manner. GALLIARD. FURIBUND. GARB.D. false dice. furious. polecat. restless (N. trimming. Rabelais' giant. sheaf (Fr. GAPE. foul. or other page 365 / 469 . be eager after. fashion.
stuff. GARDED. GARNISH. GEMONIES. GEANCE. free.D. faced or trimmed. GENERAL.E. affair. GELID. matter. frozen. from 16th century often used to denote custom of dividing a deceased man's property equally among his sons (N. fee. errand. page 366 / 469 . small Venetian coin worth about three-farthings. GAZETTE. affable. GEAR (GEER).). jaunt. name of a land-tenure existing chiefly in Kent. GAVEL-KIND. steps from which the bodies of criminals were thrown into the river.ornament.
GIB-CAT. party of three. GIMBLET. side glance. gang. good breeding. gentlemen. tom-cat. GIGANTOMACHIZE. GENTRY. page 367 / 469 . GLICK (GLEEK).GENIUS. card game played by three. crystal or beryl."). manners characteristic of gentry. gibe. trio. GING. jest. start a giants' war. wanton. etc. GLEEK. GIGLOT. gimlet. attendant spirit. GLASS ("taking in of shadows.
GODWIT. GLORIOUSLY. GONFALIONIER. GORCROW. carrion crow. page 368 / 469 . good luck. a buyer of broken gold and silver. GOOSE-TURD. glaze. sound in credit. neck armour. GOLL. GOOD. standard-bearer. GOLD-END-MAN. bird of the snipe family. etc.GLIDDER. colour of. hand. (See Turd). GOOD-YEAR. chief magistrate. GORGET. of vain glory.
" to stand staring and gaping like a fool. grandam. GRATITUDE. GRAVITY. GRATEFUL. congratulate. GRICE. welcome. GOWKED. godfather. fat. (?) grease. welcome. page 369 / 469 . from "gowk. GRAY. cub. GRASS. agreeable. GRATIFY. give thanks to. badger. GRATULATE. GRANNAM.GOSSIP. gratuity. dignity.
GUARDANT. GROAT. or of coarse silk. GROGRAN. officer in the royal household. pit (hence "grounded judgments"). grievance. coarse stuff made of silk and mohair. probe. griffin. GROPE. page 370 / 469 . fourpence. GRIPE. heraldic term: turning the head only. vulture. heed. GROOM-PORTER. handle. GUARD.GRIEF. vessel in shape of. caution. GRIPE'S EGG. GROUND.
GUST. hence coy. on.GUILDER. HAGGARD. wild female hawk. HALBERD. "a --!" a cry to clear the room for the dancers. by. wild. gullet. coat of mail. heraldic term for red. GULL. page 371 / 469 . GULES. Dutch coin worth about 4d. throat. HANDSEL. HANGER. simpleton. HAB NAB. chance. first money taken. dupe. HALL. loop or strap on a sword-belt from which the sword was suspended. combination of lance and battle-axe. taste. HABERGEON.
HAPPINESS. HARRY NICHOLAS. luck. indicative of silence. son of Osiris. HAPPILY. appropriateness.v. Horus the child. HARBOUR. haply. rich. fortune. founder of a community called the page 372 / 469 . figured with a finger pointing to his mouth. HAPPY. harsh-featured. track.HAP. HARPOCRATES. HARROT. trace (an animal) to its shelter. HARRINGTON. fitness.). HARD-FAVOURED. herald. a patent was granted to Lord H. for the coinage of tokens (q.
page 373 / 469 . fever. HEADBOROUGH. HAY! (Ital. etc. search out. "hearken out." young deer with antlers first sprouting. HECTIC. a newly-ennobled man. HEAD. fig. hai!). HEARKEN AFTER." HAY. encourage. game at dice."Family of Love. constable. that which is staked. HEARTEN. inquire." find. HAZARD. "first --. ill-tempered person. you have it (a fencing term). HAY IN HIS HORN. names of taverns. net for catching rabbits. HEAVEN AND HELL ("Alchemist").
HER'NSEW. HOLLAND. HONE AND HONERO. formerly applied to both sexes (ancient term for leveret? Gifford). hero of Kyd's "Spanish Tragedy. HOIDEN. name of two famous chemists. HIERONIMO (JERONIMO). heron. fool." HOBBY. HOBBY-HORSE. include. nag. fastened round the waist of the morrice-dancer. who imitated the movements of a skittish horse. HELM. hoyden.HEDGE IN. hernshaw. imitation horse of some light material. upper part of a retort. wailing expressions of lament or discontent. page 374 / 469 . HODDY-DODDY.
HOOD-WINK'D. HOSPITAL. the hero of a popular German tale which relates his buffooneries and knavish tricks. cut-purses were in the habit of wearing a horn shield on the thumb. swagger. HORSE-BREAD-EATING. HUFF. arrogance. blindfolded. HORN-MAD. HORN-THUMB. horses were often fed on coarse bread. Eulenspiegel. stark mad (quibble). page 375 / 469 . hourly. HUFF IT. hectoring. Christ's Hospital. HORSE-COURSER. horse-dealer. HORARY. HOWLEGLAS.
scholar. unprofitable. harmless. capricious. hence "dine with Duke Humphrey. HURTLESS. huissier). a word used in and out of season in the time of Shakespeare and Ben Jonson. HUMOROUS. humanist. Paul's where stood a monument said to be that of the duke's. HUMOUR. usher. IDLE. page 376 / 469 . and ridiculed by both. manners. HUMANITIAN. beer and spirits mixed together. moist. those who were dinnerless spent the dinner-hour in a part of St. out of humour. HUMOURS. moody." to go hungry. HUMPHREY. HUM. useless. DUKE.HUISHER (Fr.
IMPERTINENCIES. ILLUSTRATE. fencing term: a thrust in tierce. illuminate. any one ready to be cheated and to part with his money. IMPAIR. IMBIBITION. IMPEACH. IMPART. impairment. without reason or purpose. IMPARTER. give money. ill-disposed.ILL-AFFECTED. irrelevant(ly). IMBROCATA. damage. unhealthy. steeping. IMPERTINENT(LY). saturation. page 377 / 469 . irrelevancies. ILL-HABITED.
or reducing a substance to softness of wax. inconsistency. act of covering with wax. money in advance. IN AND IN. "to their --es. INCH. a game played by two or three persons with four dice." according to their stature. INCH-PIN. INCONVENIENCE. IMPRESS. beyond power of control. stir up.IMPOSITION. sweet-bread. INCERATION. IMPOTENTLY. INCENSE. duty imposed by. incite. capabilities. incitement. IMPULSION. absurdity. page 378 / 469 .
born. INDUCE. tolerable. produced. rare (used as a term of affection). nightmare. INCURIOUS. uncritical. relentless. INDUE. INDIGESTED. INDIFFERENT. INDENT. INCUBUS. INFANTED. enter into engagement. INCUBEE. INEXORABLE. chaotic. supply. shapeless.INCONY. incubus. evil spirit that oppresses us in sleep. introduce. passable. unfastidious. delicate. page 379 / 469 .
INGLE. ingenuousness. INGENUITY. INJURY. generous. bosom friend. engineer. INGINER. INGENUOUS. resident. talented. uninhabitable. affront. IN-MATE. INHABITABLE. intimate. INGINE. OR ENGHLE. insult. page 380 / 469 . INGENIOUS. See Engin. augment charge. intelligent. (See Enginer). indwelling.INFLAME. minion. used indiscriminantly for ingenuous.
simpleton. perfect. INNOCENT. INQUISITION. INSTRUMENT. INTEGRATE. INSTANT. jury. assure. attend. complete. INTENDMENT. INTELLIGENCE. INSURE. secret information. give ear to. intention. legal document.INNATE. or other official body of inquiry. INTEND. news. be occupied with. note carefully. natural. inquiry. INQUEST. page 381 / 469 . immediate.
puppet thrown at in Lent. Jack o' the clock. implicated. concentration of attention or gaze. INTENTIVE. INTRUDE. INTENTION. IRPE (uncertain). attentive. invisibly. INWARD. INVINCIBLY. intention.INTENT. Jack-a-lent. wish. INTERESSED. JACK. "a fantastic grimace. JACK. bring in forcibly or without leave. page 382 / 469 . automaton figure that strikes the hour. key of a virginal. intimate. or contortion of the body: (Gifford).
JUMP. a fanciful dialogue or light comic act introduced at the end or during an interlude of a play. an instrument for taking altitudes and distances. JOLL. befool. JEALOUSY. tally. page 383 / 469 . Jew's harp. folding stool. JADE. merry ballad or tune. JOINED (JOINT)-STOOL. agree. suspicious. suspicion. JEALOUS. blockhead. JERKING.JACOB'S STAFF. JIG. JOLTHEAD. JEW'S TRUMP. lashing. jowl.
small barrel. nature. page 384 / 469 . KELL. kiln. KIND. KILDERKIN. cocoon. KIRTLE. KELLY." act according to one's nature. chap. species. comb. "do one's --. vessel for distillation. KIBE. woman's gown of jacket and petticoat. KEMB. sore. KILL. KEMIA.JUST YEAR. an alchemist. no one was capable of the consulship until he was forty-three.
KIT. band. "this is a familiar expression. snap. page 385 / 469 . flower-bed laid out in fanciful design. wrought with labour and care. KYRSIN. KNACK. LADE. christened. fiddle. KNOT.KISS OR DRINK AFORE ME. marriage cup. striking. KURSINED. LABOURED. click. KNIPPER-DOLING. KNOCKING. weighty. load(ed). a well-known Anabaptist. KNITTING CUP. employed when what the speaker is just about to say is anticipated by another" (Gifford). company. a sandpiper or robin snipe (Tringa canutus).
alarum. plotted. a German mercenary foot-soldier. LARGE. LARD. LAID. LANCE-KNIGHT (Lanzknecht). load. LAUNDER. fold. abundant. so as imperceptibly to extract some of it. to wash gold in aqua regia. LARUM. garnish. LATTICE. tavern windows were furnished with lattices of various colours. household god. call to arms. page 386 / 469 . LAP. LAR.LADING.
"give --. left. bale. lose. ladle. desist. a horse without a rider. lying. leave off. siege. "make --. hence 'leer drunkards'" (Halliwell). loose. hence. leeward. LEAGUER. LAXATIVE. a leer (empty) horse meant also a led horse.LAVE. perhaps. leer is an adjective meaning uncontrolled. or camp of besieging army. LEESE. leering or "empty. LEER. LEAVE. LEGS." give a start (term of chase). leer horse." do obeisance. page 387 / 469 . according to Nares. LEASING. LAW. run alongside generally with intent to board. LAY ABOARD.
Hence used for any noisy riot (Halliwell). LEVEL COIL. resident representative. slower. LEIGERITY. LEYSTALLS.in which one hunted another from his seat. LEMMA. or title of the epigram. LENTER. hinder. legerdemain. subject proposed. ample.. hindrance. LET. receptacles of filth.LEIGER. page 388 / 469 .. LET. LEWD. ignorant. a rough game. LIBERAL.
blood-hound. ledger. LIME-HOUND. register. LIN. leash-. theft. LIGHT. usually. LIFT(ING). page 389 / 469 . LIGHTLY." by rule. pleasing. leave off. LIMMER. often. steal(ing). staff to stick in the ground. Line. with forked head to hold a lighted match for firing cannon. worthless. vile. LINSTOCK. please. agreeable.LIEGER. "by --. LIKELY. commonly. LIKE. alight.
page 390 / 469 . clear. desist from. issue. small log. please. release of an arrow. bowing. LUCULENT. LURCH. LOGGET. delivery of the possession. LIVERY.LIQUID. upshot. rob. bright of beauty. like. stick. LIST. legal term. LOSE. cheat. etc. LOUTING. solution. give over. LUDGATHIANS. LUTE. waste. cringing. hark. LOOSE. dealers on Ludgate Hill. listen. to close a vessel with some kind of cement.
barn-owl. MAIM. hurt. chief concern (used as a quibble on heraldic term for "hand"). dray horse. MALT HORSE. unmeaning expletive. MAKE. injury. MALLANDERS. or abetting. mate. instruct(ed). MAKE. MAINPRISE. MAINTENANCE. disease of horses. MADGE-HOWLET or OWL. prepare(d). giving aid. acquaint with business. page 391 / 469 . MAIN. MADE. becoming surety for a prisoner so as to procure his release.MACK.
MAMMET. MANGO.).E. MAMMOTHREPT. masculine. "fly to the --." "generally said of a goshawk page 392 / 469 . like a virago. slave-dealer. control (term used for breaking-in horses). MAPLE FACE. polish up for sale. MANIPLES. MANAGE. bundles. humanity. a confection of almonds. etc. sugar. MANGONISE. MANKIND. handfuls. spotted face (N. spoiled child.D. handling. MANKIND. administration. MARK. puppet. MARCHPANE.
MASORETH. Masora. for master.D. MASS. MARYHINCHCO. "probably originated from By Mary Gipcy = St. Bibl. page 393 / 469 . correct form of the scriptural text according to Hebrew tradition. 226). stringhalt. marvel. (N. Gloss. MARROW-BONE MAN. Accip. marking the spot where they disappeared from view until the falconer arrives to put them out to her" (Harting. MARRY GIP.when.). Turk's cap lily. one often on his knees for prayer.E. abb. having 'put in' a covey of partridges. she takes stand. MARTAGAN. MARRY! exclamation derived from the Virgin's name. Mary of Egypt. MARLE.
even with. MELICOTTON. MEAT. MENSTRUE. MEDITERRANEO. vulgar. page 394 / 469 . mean. belonging to mechanics. MEET WITH.MAUND. a late kind of peach. Paul's. maid. MEAN." be a source of money or entertainment. beg. a general resort for business and amusement. metheglin. "carry -. MAUTHER. MEASURE. solvent. more especially a stately one. MECHANICAL. dance. moderation. middle aisle of St. MEATH.in one's mouth. girl.
MINE-MEN. undiluted. absolute. study of physiognomy. MIGNIARD. market.MERCAT. sappers. METHEGLIN. MIDDLING GOSSIP. MESS. party of four. fermented liquor. training-ground of the city. MERE. of which one ingredient was honey. go-between. MERD. excrement. MILE-END. page 395 / 469 . dainty. METOPOSCOPY. delicate. unmitigated.
). such as kept shops in the New Exchange" (Nares). MODERN. carry away as if by mistake. medley.MINION. an antidote against poison. MISPRISE. MISTAKE AWAY. MOCCINIGO.E. "a female trader in miscellaneous articles. worth about ninepence. MITHRIDATE. MISCONCEIT.D. mixed grain. MINSITIVE. mistake. MISCELLANY MADAM. MISPRISION. affected (N. misconception. ordinary. page 396 / 469 . force or influence of value. commonplace. small Venetian coin. form of cannon. misunderstanding. MOMENT. (?) mincing. a dealer in trinkets or ornaments of various kinds. MISCELLINE. in the mode.
MONTH'S MIND. dance on May Day. MORRICE-DANCE. in which certain personages were represented. proposal. gangrene.MONTANTO. MORGLAY. MORTALITY. puppet-show. MOTION. violent desire. upward stroke. "one of the small figures on the face of a large clock which was moved by the vibration of the page 397 / 469 . old sore. like a moor or waste. MORT-MAL. confection flavoured with musk. MOORISH. request. death. MOTHER. MOSCADINO. etc.. puppet. sword of Bevis of Southampton. Hysterica passio.
MULE. a quartette. a fool. MUCH! expressive of irony and incredulity. parti-coloured dress of a fool. MOTTE. propose. MOW. MUCKINDER. "born to ride on --. hence used to signify pertaining to. small pincers. set of four aces or court cards in a hand. or like. MOTION. handkerchief. suggest. setord hay or sheaves of grain. MULLETS. MOURNIVAL." judges or serjeants-at-law formerly rode on mules when going in state to Westminster (Whally). motto. MOTLEY. page 398 / 469 .pendulum" (Whalley).
scramble. to the very utmost. mica. NAIL. MUSS. MUREY. MUSCOVY-GLASS. art. brought from the Indies. dark crimson red. MUSICAL. game of chance. MUN. foreign conserve. trade." MYSTERY.MUM-CHANCE. page 399 / 469 . profession. MUSE. mouse. "to the --" (ad unguem). played in silence. must. in harmony. "a dried plum. wonder. MYROBOLANE. to perfection.
scent. elegance. unmixed. NEUF (NEAF. scrupulous. NEUFT. finical. trivial. NIAISE. cattle. NEIF). NEAT. natural. neatly finished.NATIVE. fist. foolish. fastidiousness. page 400 / 469 . NEIS. newt. NEATNESS. nose. NEATLY. inexperienced person. NICENESS. NEAT. fastidious. smartly apparelled. NICE. dainty.
NICE. gold coin worth 6s. NOCENT. not will. fit." meaning uncertain. sign. egregious. "set in the --. etc. harmful. company of musicians.NICK. NONES. suit. right moment. nonce. exact amount. an Indian chief from Virginia. NOBLE. NOISE. token. hit off. NOTABLE. NOTE. exactly hit on. NOMENTACK. 8d. seize the right moment. page 401 / 469 . hit. NIL..
expose." go to the devil. OBJECT. obsequious. oaf. OBSERVANT. homage. preparation of mead. NOWT-HEAD. OBSERVANCE. liable. railing. be hanged. barking. etc. woad. simpleton. NUMBER.NOUGHT. interpose. "be --. OBARNI. rhythm. exposed. devoted service. page 402 / 469 . attentive. offensive. NUPSON. blockhead. oppose. OADE. OBLATRANT. OBNOXIOUS.
special. clamorous. OBSTANCY. legal phrase. OBSTUPEFACT. fatal. one who shows deference. expound. OBSERVER. (?) "must have some relation to tricking and cheating" (Nares). make public. ONCE. used also for additional emphasis." OBSTREPEROUS.OBSERVE. vociferous. at once. pre-eminent. or waits upon another. show deference. ONLY. for good and all. OPEN. deadly. respect. page 403 / 469 . "juridical opposition. stupefied. ODLING. OMINOUS.
suppress. given too difficult a part to play. OPPOSITE. remnant. antagonist. OUT. speak more than. scrap." to have forgotten one's part. arrogance. ORT. "to be --. OUTCRY. not at one with each other. native. OPPONE. OPPRESS.OPPILATION. ORIGINOUS. OVERPARTED. presumption. OUTSPEAK. oppose. obstruction. OUTRECUIDANCE. sale by auction. page 404 / 469 .
make stale. painstaking. dim. road-horse." dismiss. weaken. PAD-HORSE. "give a --. ode of recantation. PAD. See Howleglass. PAINED (PANED) SLOPS. OYEZ! (O YES!). PAINT. full breeches made of strips of different colour and material.OWLSPIEGEL. PALINODE. blush. hear ye! call of the public crier when about to make a proclamation. PAINFUL. page 405 / 469 . highway. PACKING PENNY. PALL. send packing. diligent.
inhabited by tripe-sellers. fragment (used contemptuously). particle. PARANOMASIE. PARAMENTOS. set the table. article. hawker. skirt of dress or coat. PARCEL. PANNIER-ALLY. PARANTORY. pad. PARCEL. or rough kind of saddle. (?) peremptory. indoor shoe. page 406 / 469 . etc. a man employed about the inns of court to bring in provisions.PALM. fine trappings. part. PANTOFLE. PANNIER-MAN. a play upon words. partly. triumph. PAN. slipper. PANNEL.
clever. endowed. PARLE. PARGET. PARTAKE. PART. PARERGA. partridge. PARLOUS. participate in. apportion. PARTED. shrewd. PARTICULAR. talented.PARCEL-POET. parley. kind of halberd. PARTIZAN. to paint or plaster the face. poetaster. individual person. page 407 / 469 . PARTRICH. subordinate matters.
PASSION." in so melancholy a tone. PATRICO. care. (?) variant of Petun. PATOUN. fencing term: a thrust. "in --. (?) Fr.for the pipe" (Gifford).. priest. game at dice. pellet of dough. PASSINGLY. page 408 / 469 . dash.PARTS. PASH.. qualities. endowments. smash. the recorder. Paton. South American name of tobacco. orator of strolling beggars or gipsies. PASSION. effect caused by external agency. PASSAGE. exceedingly. perhaps the "moulding of the tobacco. PASSADO. so pathetically. PASS. trouble oneself.
PEEL. "with my master's --. single. capricious(ly)." keep step with. PEACE. few words. foolish(ly). PEEP. individual. speak in a small or shrill voice. a stately dance. PEDANT. PECULIAR. teacher of the languages. baker's shovel.PATTEN. for continuous distillation. PAVIN. a retort fitted with tube or tubes. PAUCA VERBA. accompany." by leave. PELICAN. favour. childish(ly). shoe with wooden sole. PEEVISH(LY). "go --. page 409 / 469 .
PERSPECTIVE.PENCIL. modelled to produce an optical illusion. thorough. limit. "this seems to be that glossy kind of stuff now called everlasting. PERDUE. PERIMETER. and anciently worn by serjeants and other city officers" (Gifford). PERK. PERIOD. end. perk up. soldier accustomed to hazardous service. circumference of a figure. bold. a view. an optical device which gave a distortion to the picture unless seen from a particular point. scene or scenery. small tuft of hair. page 410 / 469 . utter. optic glass. imperious. PERPETUANA. PEREMPTORY. absolute(ly). a relief. resolute. PERSPICIL.
See Fere. PHERE. pounding. pulverising. PETRONEL. PHLEGMA. like a pestle. PESTLING. PETULANT. PERSWAY. a kind of carbine or light gun carried by horsemen. supplicatory. PERSUADE. pertinacity. page 411 / 469 . mitigate. inculcate. pert. PETASUS. criticise. PETITIONARY. PERTINACY. censure. broad-brimmed hat or winged cap worn by Mercury. watery distilled liquor (old chem. insolent. commend.PERSTRINGE. "water").
term of contempt. PICT-HATCH. pied-poudreux. Spanish coin: piastre equal to eight reals. stiff upright collar fastened on to the coat (Whalley). person. PIECE. or 22s. page 412 / 469 . a pilferer. madman. court held at fairs to administer justice to itinerant vendors and buyers. dusty-foot). as did the serjeants of the counter. used for woman or girl. one who wore a buff or leather jerkin. PICARDIL. a gold coin worth in Jonson's time 20s. disreputable quarter of London. PILCHER. PIECES OF EIGHT. PIED. variegated.PHRENETIC. PIE-POUDRES (Fr.
perhaps master of a house famous for a particular ale" (Gifford). PISTOLET. "sometimes spoken of as a person -. distress. PISMIRE. afflict. fleeced. PINNACE. pierce or cut in scallops for ornament. peeled. a go-between in infamous sense. PILL'D. PLAIN. height of a bird of prey's flight. page 413 / 469 . worth about 6s. lament. PLAGUE. pilled. gold coin. punishment. ant. polled. torment. PIMLICO. PINE. PITCH. bald. PINK. stab with a weapon.PILED.
apply oneself to. plaice. pleasing. tagged laces or cords for fastening the breeches to the doublet. exact in every particular. POINTS. PLY. plan. approvingly. motto inside a ring. POINT IN HIS DEVICE. PLAUSIBLE." planets were supposed to have powers of blasting or exercising secret influences.PLAIN SONG. simple melody. "struck with a --. POESIE. page 414 / 469 . PLANET. PLAISE. PLAUSIBLY. posy. PLOT.
POLITIC. balance.v. judicious. gain by extortion. politician. POISE. weigh. strip.). one who trussed (tied) his master's points (q. POLITICIAN. POMANDER. POLL. POKING-STICK. page 415 / 469 . ball of perfume. prudent. sour. or for foppery. intriguer. plunder. stick used for setting the plaits of ruffs. POMMADO. POLITIC.POINT-TRUSSER. vaulting on a horse without the aid of stirrups. worn or hung about the person to prevent infection. PONTIC. political. plotter.
references appear "to allude to Parsons.. PORT. threatening. PORTAGUE. PORTCULLIS. PORTENTOUS. numerous. "-. PORTENT. marvel. sinister omen. inform. vulgar. who was. gate. the king's porter. prophesying evil. POSSESS. POPULOUS. acquaint. page 416 / 469 .near seven feet high" (Whalley). PORT. transport. prodigy. PORTER..of coin." some old coins have a portcullis stamped on their reverse (Whalley). of the populace. print of a deer's foot. worth over 3 or 4 pounds.POPULAR. Portuguese gold coin.
meddling. agent. club-foot. talon. PRAGMATIC. a game at cards. POTCH. page 417 / 469 . warrant. concerted plot. intrigue. POULT-FOOT. PRAGMATIC. plot.POST AND PAIR. PRECEPT. PRECEDENT. claw. POSY. PRACTICE. poach. (See Poesie). PRACTISE. record of proceedings. an expert. officious. motto. POUNCE. conceited. conspire. summons.
allege. without delay. PREST. PRESENT(LY). immediate(ly). recommend. worth.PRECISIAN(ISM). actually. assert. page 418 / 469 . PRETEND. PRESS. excellence. Puritan(ism). point. presence chamber. PRICK. dot used in the writing of Hebrew and other languages. PREVENT. force into service. anticipate. at the present time. preciseness. ready. PRICE. PREFER. PRESENCE.
pert boy. "in --. PRISTINATE. track. unnatural. page 419 / 469 . PRINT." to the letter. trace. former. prick out. select. monster. "-. prone to. exactly. PRINCOX. PRODIGIOUS. monstrous.PRICK. mark off.away. PRIVATE. PROCLIVE. private interests. game of cards. PRIMERO. PRIVATE. privy. intimate." make off with speed. PRODUCED. PRODIGY. prolonged.
tool. etc. PROVANT. soldier's allowance -. vow. handsome. PROPER. fig. own. PROLATE. pronounce drawlingly. PROTEST. failure of personal credit. duty. proclaim (an affected word of that time). page 420 / 469 . of bill of exchange.hence.PROFESS. PROPERTIES. the throwing of the "powder of projection" into the crucible to turn the melted metal into gold or silver. PROJECTION. formally declare non-payment. burst out. PRORUMPED. of good appearance. of common make. PROPERTY. etc. PROVIDE. foresee. pretend. stage necessaries.. particular.
PUNTO. capital. warrant.PROVIDENCE. shoulder puff. shoe.). piercing. precept. a junior. point. judge of inferior rank. insignificant. PUCKFIST. page 421 / 469 . PUMP. foresight. boasting fellow. excellent. PUBLICATION. beauty. making a thing public of common property (N. PUISNE. puff-ball. PUFF-WING. prudence. insipid.E. PURE. hit.D. fine. PUNGENT. PULCHRITUDE. PURCEPT.
PUT OFF. quack. PURSINESS. incite. pleat or fold of a ruff. PURSUIVANT. ingenious. proceed with. page 422 / 469 . PUT.E. shortwinded(ness). elaborated. perfectly. PURSE-NET. encourage. take in hand. shift. QUACKSALVER. elegant.PURELY. clever. PUT ON.). state messenger who summoned the persecuted seminaries.D. excuse. PURL. QUAINT. make a push. net of which the mouth is drawn together with a string. try. PURSY. warrant officer. exert yourself (N. utterly.
or fed upon. the living. as prey. delicate. QUIB. QUARRIED. page 423 / 469 . QUEAN. QUICK. QUESTMAN. seized. quibble. quarry.QUAR. inquiry. quip. quiddity. QUEASY. legal subtlety. QUEST. hussy. QUELL. kill. one appointed to make official inquiry. QUESTION. jade. decision by force of arms. destroy. QUIBLIN. hazardous. request. QUIDDIT.
QUOIT. RAKE UP. etc. rid. QUODLING.QUIRK. observe. leave. RAMP. rear. take note. cover over. write down. carry away. page 424 / 469 . RAPT. absolve. clever turn or trick. forsake. repay. acquit. QUOTE. QUITTER-BONE. throw like a quoit. requite. enraptured. as a lion. neck of mutton or pork (Halliwell). QUIT. chuck. RACK. codling. RAPT. disease of horses.
young or inferior deer. understand. REDARGUE. RATSEY. director. RECTOR. turned-down collar. devour. regal. REAL.RASCAL. REBATU. ruff. strike with a glancing oblique blow. RECTRESS. as a boar with its tusk. governor. confute. bring back. a famous highwayman. RASH. page 425 / 469 . REDUCE. RAVEN. REACH. GOMALIEL.
RELISH. disgraced or disbanded soldiers. species of fish.D. REMNANT.of. government. "make -. savour. regular noun (quibble) (N. REGIMENT. REFEL.E. REFORMADOES." make a point of.). counsel. run riot. rede. scruple of. REMORA. scrap of quotation. refute. RELIGION. return. page 426 / 469 . REGRESSION. REEL. advice.REED. REGULAR ("Tale of a Tub").
RESPECTIVELY.RENDER. regardful. reinstate. judgment. make up one's mind. depict. relax. resident. RESIANT. RESPECTIVE. RESOLVE. RESOLUTION. bat. with reverence. be convinced. recital. worthy of respect. regardless. REREMOUSE. inform. RESIDENCE. dissolve. page 427 / 469 . come to a decision. REPAIR. RESPECTLESS. narration. REPETITION. show. prepare. decision. discriminative. exhibit. sediment. set at ease. assure.
RETIRE. RETRIEVE. REST. rediscovery of game once sprung. RETRICATO. dull.RESPIRE. "set up one's --. REST. one's last stake (from game of primero). fencing term. correspondent. inactive. reckless(ness). inhale. RESPONSIBLE." venture one's all. RESTY. page 428 / 469 . musket-rest. arrest. exhale. RESTIVE. RETCHLESS(NESS). REST. cause to retire.
REVISE. etc. raffling. RING. back-handed thrust. REVERSE.. ventures sent abroad. REVERSO. dissolve or blend by reflected heat. dicing. wrinkled. reconsider a sentence. in fencing. destroy. REVERBERATE." coins so cracked were unfit for currency. RHEUM.RETURNS. spleen. RIVELLED. rose. for the safe return of which so much money is received. page 429 / 469 . abusive term for an old woman. RIFLING. do away with. caprice. RID. "cracked within the --. risen. RISSE. RIBIBE.
rosettes. "a round mark in the score of a public-house" (Nares). ROCK. swaggerer. ROCHET. ROSAKER. distaff. fool. similar to ratsbane. vagrant. RODOMONTADO. ROOK. ROGUE. roundel. RONDEL. ROSA-SOLIS. ROSES. a spiced spirituous liquor. vagabond. braggadocio. page 430 / 469 . sharper. fish of the gurnet kind. dupe.ROARER.
ROUND. RUG. flaunt. RUFFLE. roly-poly. coarse frieze. unpolished. ROWLY-POWLY. page 431 / 469 . reference to rushes with which the floors were then strewn. short loose breeches reaching almost or quite to the knees. bumper. trunk hose. carouse. ROVER. RUDE. "gentlemen of the --. RUSH. rough(ness). RUG-GOWNS. ROUND TRUNKS." officers of inferior rank. RUDENESS. gown made of rug. ROUSE. arrow used for shooting at a random mark at uncertain distance. coarse(ness). swagger.
loose. sober. SALT. flowing gown. one who strewed the floor with rushes. RUSSET. SAD(NESS). lascivious. SAKER. SALT. ST. SAFFI. leap. sweet marjoram. SAMPSUCHINE. with gravity. homespun cloth of neutral or reddish-brown colour. page 432 / 469 . serious(ness). SACK. place in Surrey where criminals were executed.RUSHER. small piece of ordnance. seriously. THOMAS A WATERINGS. bailiffs. SADLY.
please. bold. SAUCY. small onion. SAY. to partake of the nature. SAVOUR.). wanton. implying dirt and disease. SCALLION. SCANDERBAG. a slow dance. SCALD. shalot. SATURNALS. SAY. impudent. "name which the Turks (in allusion to page 433 / 469 . sample. SAUNA (Lat. a gesture of contempt. began December 17.SARABAND. assay. insolence. SAUCINESS. gratify. word of contempt. try. presumption. perceive.
head. SCOURSE. cartouch. dizziness in the head. SCARAB. deal. page 434 / 469 . purge. SCARTOCCIO. aim. with whom they had continual wars. SCOT AND LOT. cover. swap. contribution (formerly a parish assessment). SCOUR. SCONCE. His romantic life had just been translated" (Gifford). chief of Albania. beetle. cartridge. fold of paper. escape.Alexander the Great) gave to the brave Castriot. SCOTOMY. tax. SCOPE. SCAPE.
doubt. page 435 / 469 . sifted. put hand to the giving up of property or rights. SEAL. SECULAR. SEARCED. SCRUPLE. SEALED. mean. ordinary. SCROYLE. disease of horses. SEAMING LACES. stamped as genuine. able to keep a secret. close by searing. rascally fellow. SECRETARY. ragged. worldly. burning. insertion or edging. SEAR UP.SCRATCHES. commonplace. SEAM-RENT.
SEMINARY. happy. perceptibly. SELLARY. confident. blest.SECURE. harmful dew of evening. sensitive. SERENE. page 436 / 469 . similarly. insensible. SENSIBLY. lewd person. SENSUAL. SENSELESS. a Romish priest educated in a foreign seminary. pertaining to the physical or material. SEELIE. SEISIN. SENSIVE. legal term: possession. SEMBLABLY. without sense or feeling.
SHAPE. deep plaits of the ruff. SESTERCE. doughty deeds of arms. SETS. stake. SET. fraud. SHIFTER. a suit by way of disguise. red tincture. SERVICES. SEWER. officer who served up the feast. SET UP. cheat. SERVANT.SERICON. and brought water for the hands of the guests. Roman copper coin. drill. lover. dodge. SHIFT. page 437 / 469 . wager.
season of merriment. SHRIVE. SHOT. perhaps somewhat of the nature of pitch and toss.SHITTLE. one only tolerated because he paid the shot (reckoning) for the rest. malicious. not having to pay. posts were set up before his door for proclamations. SHOVE-GROAT. SHREWDLY. shuttle. page 438 / 469 . scot-free. tavern reckoning. sheriff. SHOT-CLOG. "shittle-cock. or to indicate his residence. Shrovetide. in a high degree. SHOT-SHARKS. curst. SHOT-FREE. SHROVING. low kind of gambling amusement. drawers. keenly. mischievous." shuttlecock. SHREWD.
plain. SINGLE. SIMPLE. true. weak. SI-QUIS. SILLY. SIMPLES. unique. SINGULAR. mark. SILENCED BRETHERN. advertisement.SIGILLA. page 439 / 469 . simple. SINGLE-MONEY. deprived. MINISTERS. SINGLE. silly. signifying when the hunted stag is separated from the herd. those of the Church or Nonconformists who had been silenced. silly. small change. or forced to break covert. bill. supreme. herbs. harmless. term of chase. etc. seal. witless.
'SLIGHT. pour. SKIRT.SKELDRING. 'SPRECIOUS. trick. getting money under false pretences. polished and shining. bastard. fire shovel or pan (dial. page 440 / 469 . SLICK. swindling. smooth.). sleek. sleight. smooth. SKILL. SLIGHT. tapster. irreverent oaths. tail. cunning. "it --s not. cleverness. SLIPPERY. SLICE. SLIP. 'SLID." matters not. SLEEK. counterfeit coin. SKINK(ER). draw(er).
gull. filth. large loose breeches. or receptacle for placing snuffers in (Halliwell). SLOT. anger. "perhaps snarl. seethe. SNUFF. resentment. simpleton. small open silver dishes for holding snuff. SMELT. SNOTTERIE." take offence at. SOD. "take in --. SNUFFERS. soaked. SOGGY. SOCK.SLOPS. shoe worn by comic actors. put a slur on. as Puppy is addressed" (Cunningham). page 441 / 469 . cheat (by sliding a die in some way). SNORLE. print of a stag's foot. SLUR. sodden.
cajolery. rouse. flatter. SOOTHE. ear. fit." said of a hunted stag when he takes to the water for safety. degree. party. SORT. SOUSE. SORT. page 442 / 469 . company. "take --. SOL. humour. SOOTH. select. SOPHISTICATE. suit. soldiers. SOLDADOES.SOIL. SOLICIT. flattery. rank. excite to action. adulterate. sou.
SPECULATION. cobbler. SPINNER." page 350). read "sou't. SOWTER. bar. to have fared well. rancour. SPED." (See his "Webster. SPEECE. prospered." which Dyce interprets as "a variety of the spelling of "shu'd": to "shu" is to scare a bird away. SPAGYRICA. anger. species.SOUSED ("Devil is an Ass"). spider. page 443 / 469 . make known. proclaim. chemistry according to the teachings of Paracelsus. SPIGHT. SPEAK. SPAR. fol. power of sight.
SPURGE. spruce. wavering. SPRUNT. SPLEEN. SQUIRE. stalking-horse. lazar-house. STAIN. disgrace." exactly. SPLEEN. foam. STAGGERING. page 444 / 469 . SPITTLE. decoy. hesitating. hospital. STALE. lewd person. SPUR-RYAL. or cover. humour. disparagement. square. "by the --.SPINSTRY. considered the seat of the emotions. gold coin worth 15s. mood. measure. caprice.
gag. STAY. await.STALE. page 445 / 469 . STANDARD. STAPLE. common. downright. STARTING-HOLES. used by Pliny (Gifford). support vines by poles or stakes. make cheap. STAY. STATE. canopied chair of state. STALL. STATUMINATE. STARK. loopholes of escape. emporium. estate. forestall. detain. suit. approach stealthily or under cover. dignity. STALK. market.
STICKLER. STOMACH. STOCCATA. STOCK-FISH. resent. swoop down as a hawk. continual(ly). STOOP. brand. constant(ly). valour. page 446 / 469 . pride. thrust in fencing. astringent. STIGMATISE. STINT. stinking fellow. stop. salted and dried fish. STILL. STOMACH. second or umpire. STIPTIC. STINKARD. mark.
stopper. unfamiliar. STOPPLE. stoat. a down blow. STRAMAZOUN (Ital. distance of behaviour. weasel. page 447 / 469 . labyrinth of alleys and courts in the Strand. fill. STOUP. straightway. STRANGENESS. STREIGHTS. STRIGONIUM. stuff. stramazzone). stoop. STRANGE.STOP. like a stranger. STOTE. STRAIGHT. as opposed to the thrust. taken from the Turks in 1597. Grau in Hungary. OR BERMUDAS. swoop=bow.
STYLE. balance (accounts). strummel is glossed in dialect dicts. delicate. SUBTLE. SUBTLETY (SUBTILITY). studious efforts. smoother. STRINGHALT.STRIKE.p. pointed instrument used for writing on wax tablets. subtle device. title. connected with loose living. smooth." STUDIES. as "a long. STROKER. disease of horses. SUBURB. of "strike. STROOK." STRUMMEL-PATCHED. thin. flatterer. loose and dishevelled head of hair. p. soft. fine. page 448 / 469 .
to make pliant. SURCEASE. extract money from. topers turned the cup bottom up when it was empty. save your reverence. make sore with walking. peruse. page 449 / 469 . SUPERSTITIOUS. SUR-REVERENCE. SUFFERANCE. demons in form of women. SUMMED.SUCCUBAE. suffering. SURVISE. cease. SUCK. SUPER-NEGULUM. term of falconry: with full-grown plumage. SUPPLE. SURBATE. over-scrupulous.
beat. SWAD. "pair of --. SWATH BANDS. suspicion.SUSCITABILITY. SUSPENDED. emblazoned mantle or tunic worn by knights and heralds. note-book. SWINGE. boor. held over for the present." tablets. SUSPEND. TABERD. SUSPECT. TABLE(S). excitability. page 450 / 469 . SUTLER. victualler. swaddling clothes. suspect. clown.
silk. TAKE UP. TALL. subdue. celebrated comedian and jester. TAKE ME WITH YOU. stout. TALENT. page 451 / 469 ." a more costly silken fabric. men employed to fetch water from the conduits. TABRET. small drum. brave. sum or weight of Greek currency. TARLETON. "-. TAKE IN." break a lance at tilting in an unscientific or dishonourable manner. tabor. TAINT.TABOR.a staff. capture. obtain on credit. let me understand you. TAFFETA. TANKARD-BEARERS. "tuft-taffeta. borrow.
like a Tartar." take heed. soften. truth-teller. "that portion of an army levied out of one particular district or division of a country" (Gifford). TELL-TROTH. TERTIA.TARTAROUS." get drunk. "to swallow a --. tester. TELL. coin worth 6d. TERSE. TAVERN-TOKEN. show regard. TENT. manifest. cherish. care for. modify. "take --. swept and polished. page 452 / 469 . TESTON. TEMPER. count. TENDER.
TICK-TACK. piece of silver current under Elizabeth. or pipe. of finest quality. carefully. page 453 / 469 . THRUMS. ends of the weaver's warp. TIGHTLY. THREAVES. familiar spirits were supposed capable of being carried about in various ornaments or parts of dress. player on the tibia. quality. THREAD. TIBICINE. game similar to backgammon. coarse yarn made from. THREE-FARTHINGS. constable. droves. promptly.THIRDBOROUGH. exaggerated. THRIFTILY. THUMB-RING. THREE-PILED.
" change behaviour or way of life. feed ravenously. staff tipped with metal. page 454 / 469 . TOD. untimely. TINK. TIRE. (?) expressive of a climax of nonentity. TIRE. unseasonable. an imparted characteristic or tendency. tinkle.TIM. like a bird of prey. TIPSTAFF. that which tickles the senses. TITILLATION. an essential or spiritual principle supposed by alchemists to be transfusible into material things. "turn --. fox. as a perfume. head-dress. TINCTURE. TIMELESS. TIPPET.
TOTER. present. whim. tooter. page 455 / 469 . TRACT. TONNELS. TRAIN. piece of base metal used in place of very small coin. TOY. player on a wind instrument. at hand. allure. harassed. apt. TOUSE. attraction. pull. trick. when this was scarce. TOKEN. docile. term of contempt. as regards. entice." large top kept in villages for amusement and exercise in frosty weather when people were out of work. on the way to. TOWARD. worn out. rend. "parish --.TOILED. nostrils. TOP.
TRANSITORY. TREACHOUR (TRECHER). dandified man. TRANSLATE. curly-tailed. wooden. serving-man who carved or served food. without blazoning. traitor. term of heraldry: to draw outline of coat of arms. transmittable. game at dice (success depended on throwing a three) (Nares). TRIG. transform. etc. TREEN. TRENDLE-TAIL. a spruce. TRILL. page 456 / 469 . trundle-tail. TRENCHER.. trickle. TRAY-TRIP. TRICK (TRICKING).
TRIPOLY. TRITE. deceive. TROMP. TRIVIA. shabby. thief. TROLL. TROPE. sing loudly. TROJAN. troll. wonder. trump. a "jest nominal. page 457 / 469 . familiar term for an equal or inferior. figure of speech. tripe. TROWLE. any worthless. worn." depending on the first part of the word (Gifford)." able to perform feats of agility. trifling thing. think. believe. TROW. "come from --.TRILLIBUB. three-faced goddess (Hecate).
interpreter. breeches. term among gipsies and beggars for carts or coaches (Gifford). TRUNDLE. go rolling along. TUBICINE. TRUNK. page 458 / 469 .TROWSES. speaking-tube. roll. TRUSS. well-known printer. toccato). TRUNDLE. TUCKET (Ital. tie the tagged laces that fastened the breeches to the doublet. TRUNDLING CHEATS. trumpeter. TRUCHMAN. guardianship. TUITION. introductory flourish on the trumpet. drawers. JOHN.
a particular kind of dog so called from the mode of his hunting. ULENSPIEGEL. gnash the teeth (Century Dict. TUSK. baggy breeches. loose. peep. gallery. brown dye. UNBATED. twinkle. TUMBREL-SLOP. TWOPENNY ROOM.). attiring-room. UMBRATILE.TUMBLER. like or pertaining to a shadow. page 459 / 469 . UMBRE. TYRING-HOUSE. excrement. See Howleglass. TWIRE. unabated. TURD.
not fleshly. UNEQUAL. page 460 / 469 . supposed antidote to poison. UNFEARED. one who becomes surety for. or of flesh. UNICORN'S HORN. UNEXCEPTED. UNDERTAKER. "one who undertook by his influence in the House of Commons to carry things agreeably to his Majesty's wishes" (Whalley). unusual. UNCOUTH. unaffrighted. no objection taken at. unnatural(ly). strange. (?) excessively bored. unjust. unfortunately. UNCARNATE. UNHAPPILY. UNKIND(LY).UNBORED.
UNREADY. UPSEE.UNMANNED. unseasonably. UNRUDE. a hawk's eyes were "seeled" by sewing the eyelids together with fine thread. UNSEELED. unseasonable. UPBRAID. UNVALUABLE. UNSEASONED. UNTIMELY. untamed (term in falconry)." in the Dutch fashion. UNQUIT. heavy kind of Dutch beer (Halliwell). undressed. page 461 / 469 . rude to an extreme. "-.Dutch. unripe. undischarged. make a matter of reproach. invaluable.
whisky. part of sermon dealing with the practical application of doctrine. allege as accomplice. usury. be in the habit of. page 462 / 469 .UPTAILS ALL. bow. VALL. tips. URCHIN. put forth for sale. accustomed to. See Vail. gratuities. put out to interest. VAIL. USE. USURE. do homage. instigator. USE. USQUEBAUGH. refrain of a popular song. UTTER. VAILS. put in circulation. make to pass current. URGE. URSHIN. hedgehog. interest on money.
used affectedly. "Taming of the Shrew.). pay out. give outlet to. disposition. humour. hector(ing). VELLUTE. VENT. Cf. 3. vegetable." iv. VARLET. or serjeant-at-mace. person full of life and vigour. bag. VELVET CUSTARD.). valise). and v. "custard coffin. page 463 / 469 . like "humour. whims. bailiff. brag(ging). portmanteau. sell." in many senses." coffin being the raised crust over a pie. VAPOUR(S) (n. velvet. scent. snuff up. VEGETAL. vend. 82. vault. etc.VALLIES (Fr. VAUT. often very vaguely and freely ridiculed by Jonson. VEER (naut.
to hazard a certain sum. avenge. VINDICATE. old form of piano." within a certain distance of the court. page 464 / 469 . rod. the buffoon of old moralities. "in the --. VINCENT AGAINST YORK. bout (fencing term). hangman. wand. VERDUGO (Span. two heralds-at-arms. VIE AND REVIE. torment. agitate. executioner. some kind of machinery for moving a puppet (Gifford).VENUE.). VIRGINAL. VERGE. VICE. and to cover it with a larger one. VIRGE. VEX.
where Jonson and his friends met in the 'Apollo' room (Whalley). "at --. WAIGHTS. furlough. aviary. in lifelike manner. VOICE. gossip. mask. night musicians. VOLLEY. cage. VORLOFFE. waits." "o' the volee. WADLOE. VOLARY." at random (from a term of tennis). leave. VIVELY.VIRTUE. livelily. VOID. VIZARD. keeper of the Devil Tavern. VOGUE. "band of musical page 465 / 469 . rumour. quit. valour. vote.
guard in fencing. "to the gold --. welfare. a famous pirate." WANNION. sky blue. WEED. WATCHET. WEFT. WELL-SPOKEN. WARD. sky. pale. waif. WEAL. "vengeance. WELKIN. page 466 / 469 . WEIGHTS. garment. of fair speech. WARD." "plague" (Nares). or old form of "hautboys." to every minute particular.watchmen" (Webster).
whim. WHIGH-HIES. food made of milk or eggs. WHITEMEAT. GEORGE. a smoke. or drink. turned and polished. WHIT. WHETSTONE. whether. WELT. border of fur. WHIFF. neighings. whinnyings. weakly. clumsy." inhaling the tobacco smoke or some such accomplishment. hem. WHIMSY." WHINILING. (?) a mere jot. WICKED. WHER. "taking the --. "humour.WELL-TORNED. (?) whining. an author who lived 1544(?) to 1587(?). page 467 / 469 . bad. as on a wheel.
WOOD. agile. pliant." certainly. WISS (WUSSE). "same as old word "wonne. WINNY. WILDING. ingenious. recommend. beyond. WISE-WOMAN. fortune-teller. clever. WITTY.for you.WICKER. esp. WINE." to stay." (Whalley). etc. WITHOUT. fruit of wild apple or crab tree (Webster).: I have the perquisites (of the office) which you are to share (Cunningham). WISH. "I --. of a truth. lot." Prov. cunning. collection. page 468 / 469 . "I have the -.
WOODCOCK. kid. WUSSE. WOUNDY. page 469 / 469 Powered by TCPDF (www. name of tavern. wrought upon. WORT. who attended upon the chief fool and mimicked his tricks. term of contempt. ZANY. unfermented beer. WROUGHT. interjection. extreme. WOOLSACK ("-. (See Wiss). YEANLING. revenge. an inferior clown.pies"). great. WREAK. lamb.tcpdf.org) .
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