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A CT THE THIRD.
Scene, Young HONEYWOOD's House.
Bailiff, HONEYWOOD, FOLLOWER.
I forget your name, Sir?
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
SERVANT. That your
honour gave away to the begging gentleman that makes verses, because it was as good as
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.
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