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A CT THE THIRD.

Scene, Young HONEYWOOD's House.

Bailiff, HONEYWOOD, FOLLOWER.

BAILIFF.
LOOKEY, Sir, I have arrested as good men as
you in my time : no disparagement of you neither.
Men that would go forty guineas on a game of crib-
bage. I challenge the town to sew a man in more
genteeler practice than myself.

HoneYWOOD.
Without all question, Mr.

I forget your name, Sir?

BAILIFF.
How can you forget what you never knew; he!
he! he !

Honeywood.
May I beg leave to ask your name?

BAILIFF.
Yes, you may

HONEYWOOD.
Then, pray, Sir, what is your name, Sir ?

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BAILIFF.
That I didn't promise to tell you. He! he! he!
A joke breaks no bones, as we say among us that
practise the law.

HONEYWOOD.
You may have reason for keeping it a secret, per-
haps?

BAILIFF.
The law does nothing without reason. I'm
alham'd to tell my name to no man, Sir. If you
can shew cause, as why, upon a special capus, that
I should prove my name-But, come, Timothy
Twitch is my name. And, now you know my
name, what have you to say to that?

HONEYWOOD.
Nothing in the world, good Mr. Twitch, but that
I have a favour to ask, that's all.

BAILIFF.
Ay, favours are more easily asked than granted,
as we say among us that practise the law. I have
taken an oath against granting favours. Would you
have me perjure myself?

HONEYwood. But my request will come recommended in so strong a manner, as, I believe, you'll have no scruple (pulling out his purse) The thing is only this: I believe I shall be able to discharge this trifle in two or three days at farthest; but as I would not have the affair known for the world, I have thoughts of

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keeping you, and your good friend here, about me till the debt is discharged; for which I shall be properly grateful,

BAILIFF, Oh? that's another maxum, and altogether with in my oath. For certain, if an honest man is to get any thing by a thing, there's no reason why all things Mould not be done in civility,

HONEYWOOD. Doubtless, all trades must live, Mr. Twitch; and yours is a necessary one. (Gives him money.)

BAILIFF. Oh! your honour ; I hope your honour takes no thing amiss as I does, as I does nothing but my duty in so doing. I'm sure no man can say I ever give & gentleman, that was a gentleman, ill usage. If I saw that a gentleman was a gentleman, I have takon money not to see him for ten weeks together.

HONEYWOOD,
Tenderness is a virtue, Mr. Twitch,

BAILIFF. Ay, Sir, it's a perfect treasure. I love to see a gentleman with a tender heart. I don't know, but I think I have a tender heart myself. If all that I have lost by my heart was put together, it would make a-but no matter for that.

HONEYWOOD. Don't account it loft, Mr. Twitch. The ingratitude of the world can never deprive us of the con

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scious happiness of having acted with humanity ourselves.

Bailiff. Humanity, Sir, is a jewel. It's better than gold. I love humanity. People may fay, that we, in our way, have no humanity; but I'll shew you my humanity this moment. There's my follower here, little Flanigan, with a wife and four children, a guinea or two would be more to him, than twice as much to another. Now, as I can't fhew him any humanity myself, I must beg leave you'll do it

for me.

HONEYWOOD. I assure you, Mr. Twitch, yours is a most powerful recommendation. (Giving money to the follower.)

BAILIFF. Sir, you're a gentleman. I see you know what to do with your money.

But, to business : we are to be with you here as your friends, I suppose. But set in case company comes.-Little Flanigan here, to be sure, has a good face; a very good face: but then, he is a little seedy, as we say among us that practise the law. Not well in cloaths. Smoke the pocket-holes.

HONEYWOOD,
Well, that shall be remedied without delay.

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Enter SERVANT.

SERVANT, Sir, Miss Richland is below.

HONEYWoov. How unlucky! Detain her a moment. We must improve my good friend, little Mr. Flanigan's appearance first. Here, let Mr. Flanigan have a fuit of my cloaths--quick-the brown and filver-Do

you hear:

SERVANT. That your

honour gave away to the begging gentleman that makes verses, because it was as good as

new,

HONEYWOOD. The white and gold then.

SERVANT. That, your honour, I made bold to sell, because it was good for nothing.

HONEYWOOD. Well, the first that comes to hand then. The blue and gold then. I believe Mr. Flanigan will look beit in blue.

[Exit Flanigan,

BAILIFF. Rabbit me, but little Flanigan will look well in any thing. Ah, if your honour knew that bit of flesh as well as I do, you'd be perfectly in love with him. There's not a prettier scout in the four counties after a shy-cock than he: scents like a hound; sticks like a weazle. He was master of the ceremo

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