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que codicio tan a ver la, como la bien aventuranza And that was some three year afore I was born, de mi vida.

in truth. Face. Mi vida ? 'Slid, Subtle, he puts me in Sub. Come, you must love him, or be miseramind of the widow.

ble. What dost thou say to draw her to't? Ha! Kas. Guds’lid you shall love him, or I'll kick And tell her it is her fortune?

you. Sub. Dispatch, and call her brother, too. Pli. Why?

[Erit Face. I'll do as you will ha' me, brother. Sur. Tiengo, duda, sennores,

Kas. Do, Que no me hagan alguna traycion.

Or by this hand you are not my suster, Sub. How, issue on? Yes, præsto sennor. Please If you

refuse. you

Pli. I will not refuse, brother. Enthratha the Chambratha, worthy Don?

Enter SURLY. Where, if you please the fates, in your Bathada, You shall be soaked, and stroaked, and tubbed, Sur. Que es esto, sennores, que non se venga ? and rubbed,

Esta tardanza me mata ! And scrubbed, and fubbed, dear Don, before you Face. It is the count come; go.

The doctor knew he would be here, by his art. You shall, in faith, my scurvy baboon Don, Sub. En gallanta madama, don! gallantissima ! Be curried, clawed, and flawed, and tawed, in Sur. Par todos los dioses, le mas acabuda deed.

Hermosura, que he visto en mi vida!

[Erit SURLY. Face. Is't not a gallant language, that they I will the heartlier go about it now,

speak? And make the widow a punk so much the sooner, Kas. An admirable language ! Is't not French? To be revenged on this impetuous Face :

Face. No, Spanish, sir. The quickly doing of it is the grace.

Kas. It goes like law-French;

And that, they say, is the courtliest language. Enter FacE, KASTRIL, and Plsant.

Face. List, sir. Pace. Come, lady; I knew the doctor would Sur. Valga me dios. not leave,

Face. He admires your sister. Till he had found the very nick of her fortune. Kas. Must not she make a curtsy? kas. To be antess, say you? A Spanish Sub. Od's will, she must go to him, man, and countess, sir?

kiss him! Pli. Why, is that better than an English coun. It is the Spanish fashion for the women tess?

To make first court. Sir? Fece. Better ! 'Slight, make you that a ques Sur. Por el amor de dios, que es esto, que se tion, lady?


Kas. Nay, see; she will not understand him! Enter SUBTLE.

Gull! Here comes the doctor.

Noddy! Sub. My most honoured lady,

Pli. What say you, brother? (For so I am now to stile you, having found, Kas. Ass, my suster ! By this my scheme, you are to undergo

Go kuss him, as the cunning man would ha' you. An honourable fortune, very shortly)

Sur. Sennora, si sera servida, entremus. What will you say now, if some

Kas. Where does he carry her? Face. I have told her all, sir;

[Exeunt Sval¥ and PLIANT. And her right worshipful brother here, that she Face. Into the garden, sir; shall be

Take you no thought; I must interpret for her. A countess ; do not delay them, sir ; a Spanish Sub. Give Dol the word. [Exit Face.] Come, countess.

my fierce child, advance.
Sub. Still, my scarce worshipful captain, you We'll to our quarrelling lesson again.
can keep

Kass. Agreed.
No secret. Well, since he has told you, madam, I love a Spanish boy with all my

heart. Do you forgive him, and I do.

Sub. Nay, by this means, sir, you shall be broKas. She shall do that, sir;

ther I'll look to't, 'tis my charge.

To a great count. Sub. Well, then, nought rests

Kas. Ay, I knew that at first. But that she fit her love now to her fortune. This match will advance the house of the KasPli . Truly, I shall never brook a Spaniard.

trils. Sub. No

Sub. Pray God your sister prove

but pliant. Pli. Never since eighty-eight could I abide Kas. Why, them.

Her name is so by her other husband, VOL. II.


Sub. How !

If I found check in our great work within, Kas

. The widow Pliant. Knew you not that? When such affairs as these were managing ! Sub. Yes, yes, I knew it by my art.

Mam. Why, have you so

? Come, let's go to practise.

Sub. It has stood still this half hour; Kus. Yes; but do you think, doctor,

And all the rest of our less works gone back, I e'er shall quarrel well ?

Where is the instrument of wickedness, Sub. I warrant you.

[Ereunt. My lewd false drudge?

Mam. Nay, good sir, blame not him;
SCENE II.- Another Apartment,

Believe me,

'twas against his will or knowledge,

I saw her by chance.
Enter Dol and MAMMON.

Sub. Will you commit more sin
Dol. For, after Alexander's death-

To excuse a varlet? [In her fit of talking. Mam. By my hope, 'tis true, sir. Mam. Good lady

Sub. Nay, then, I wonder less, if you, for Dol, That Perdiccas and Antigonus were slain,

whom The two that stood, Seleuc' and Ptolmee The blessing was prepared, would so tempt heaven, Mam. Madam.

And lose your fortunes. Dol. Made up the two legs, and the fourth Mam. Why, sir? beast,

Şub. This will retard That was Gog-north, and Egypt-south; which The work, a month at least, after

Mum. Why, if it do, Was called Gog-iron-leg, and South-iron-leg What remedy? but think it not, good father : Mam. La

Our purposes were honest. Dol. And then Gog-horned. So was Egypt,

Sub. As they were, too.

So the reward will prove. Then Egypt-clay-leg, and Gog-clay-leg.

[A great crack, and noise within.] Mam, Sweet madam.

How now! Ay me! Dol. And last Gog-dust, and Egypt-dust, which God, and all saints be good to us! What's that? fall

Face. Oh, sir, we are defeated: all the works In the last link of the fourth chain. And these Are flown in fumo : Be stars in story, which none see or look at Retorts, receivers, pellicanes, bolt-heads, Mam. What shall I do?

All struck in shivers ! Help, good sir ! alas ! Dol. For, as he says, except

[SUBTLE falls down as in a suoon, We call the rabins, and the heathen Greeks Coldness and death invade him. Nay, sir MamMum. Dear lady!

Dol. To come from Salem, and from Athens, Do the fair office of a man! You stand,
And teach the people of Great-Britain

you were readier to depart than he,

[One knocks. Enter Face

Who's there? My lord, her brother, is come! Face. What's the matter, sir.

Mam. Ha, Lungs? Dol. To speak the tongue of Eber and Javan Face. His coach is at the door. Avoid his Mam. Oh, she's in her fit.

sight, Dol. We shall know nothing

For he's as furious as his sister is mad. Face. Death, sir,

[One knocks. We are undone. My master will hear!

Mam. Alas! Sub. [within.) What's to do there?

Face. My brain is quite undone with the fume, Face. Oh, we are lost. Now she hears him, sir. she is quiet.

I ne'er must hope to be mine own man again. Msam. Where shall I hide me?

Mam. Įs all lost, Lungs? Will nothing be pre[Upon SUBTLE's entry, they disperse.] served, Sub. How, what sight is here!

Of all our cost? Close deeds of darkness, and that shun the light! Face. Faith, very little, sir : Bring him again; who is he?-What, my son ! A peck of coals or so, which is cold comfort, sir, Oh, I have lived too long.

Mlam. Oh, my voluptuous mind! I'm justly Mam. Nay, good, dear father,

punished. There was no unchaste purpose.

Face. And so am I, sir. Sub, No? and flee me,

Mum. Cast from all my hopes When I come in ?

Face. Nay, certainties, sir. Mam. That was my error.

Mum. By mine own base affections. Sub. Error?

Sub. Oh, the cursed fruits of vice and lust! Guilt, guilt, my son. Give it the right name. No

[SU BILE seems to come to himself marvel

Mam. Good father,

man :

It was my sin. Forgive it.

SCENE III.-The Alchymist's room.
Sub. Hangs my roof
Over us still, and will not fall, Oh justice !

Enter SURLY and Dame Pliant.
Upon us, for this wicked man?
Fuce. Nay, look, sir,

Sur. Lady, you see into what hands you are You grieve him now with staying in his sight :

fallen! Good sir, the nobleman will come too, and take 'Mongst what a nest of villains ! and how near you,

Your honour was to have catched a certain ruin, And that may breed a tragedy.

(Through your credulity) had I but been Mam. I'll go.

So punctually forward, as place, time, Face. Aye, and repent at home, sir. It may And other circuinstances would have made a

be, For some good penance you may have it yet ; For you're a handsome woman; would

you were A hundred pounds to the box at Bethlem.

wise too! Mam. Yes.

I am a gentleman come here disguised, Face. For the restoring such as ha' lost their Only to find the knaveries of this citadel

, wits.

And, where I might have wronged your honour, Mam. I'll do it.

and have not, Face. I'll send one to you to receive it. I claim some interest in your love. You are, Mam. Do.

They say, a widow, rich; and I am a batchelor, Is no projection left?

Worth nought : your fortunes may make me a Fuce. All town, or stinks, sir.

man, Mam. Will nought be saved that's good for As mine have preserved you a woman. Think medicine, think'st thou?

upon it, Fuce. I cannot tell, sir. There will be, per- And whether I have deserved you, or no. haps,

Pli. I will, sir. Something, about the scraping of the shards, Sur. And for these household-rogues, let me Will cure the itch :

alone It shall be saved for you, and sent home. Good To treat with them. sir,

Enter SUBTLE. This way, for fear the lord should meet you.

[Erit Mammon. Sub. How doth my noble Diego? Sub. Face.

And my dear madam countess? Hath the count Face. Ay.

Been courteous, lady? liberal and open? Sub. Is he gone?

Donsel, methinks you look melancholic,
Face. Yes, and as heavily

I do not like the dulness of your eye;
As all the gold he hoped for were in his blood. Be lighter ; I will make your pockets so.
Let us be light though.

(He falls to picking of them. Sub. Ay, as balls, and bound

Sur. Will you, don bawd, and pick-purse? And hit our heads against the roof for joy:

How now? Reel you? Strikes him. There's so much of our care now cast away.


shall find, since I am so heavy, Face. Now to our Don.

I'll give you equal weight.
Sub. Yes, your young widow, by this time, Sub. Help, murder!
Is made a countess. She's now in travail

Sur. No, sir, there's no such thing intended. Of a young heir for you,

A good cart, Face. Good, sir.

And a clean whip, shall ease you of that fear. Sub. Off with your case,

I am the Spanish don, that should be cozened, And greet her kindly, as a bridegroom should, Do you see? Cozened! Where's your captain After these common hazards.

Face ?
Face. Very well, sir.

Enter Face
Will you go fetch don Diego off the while ?
Sub. And fetch him over, too, if you'll be plea Face. How, Surly!
sed, sir.

Sur. Oh, make your approach, good captain. Would Dol were in her place to pick his pockets I have found, from whence your copper rings Face. Why, you can do it as well, if you would come now, wherewith you cheat abroad in ta

set to it. I pray you prove your virtue.

And this doctor, Sub. For your sake, sir,

[Ereunt. Your sooty, smoaky-bearded compeer, he

sir; you


and spoons



you see?

Will close you so much gold in a bolt's head, He owes this honest Drugger, here, seven pounds,

[Face steals off. He has had on him in two penn'orths of tobacco. And, on a turn, convey (in the stead) another Drug. Yes, sir; and he has damned himself With sublimed mercury, that shall burst i' the three heat,

Terms to pay me. And all fy out in fumo ! What, is he gone ! Face. And what does he owe for lotium? Nay, sir, you must tarry,

Drug. Thirty shillings, sir. Though he be escaped, and answer by the ears, Sur. Hydra of villany! sir.

Face. Nay, sir, you must quarrel him out of

the house. Enter Face and KASTRIL.

Kas. I will, sir. If you get not out o' doors, you Face. Why, now's the time, if ever you will quarrel

And you are a pimp.
Well, as they say, and be a true-born child. Sur. Why, this is madness, sir,
The doctor and


sister both are abused. Not valour in you. I must laugh at this. Kas. Where is he? Which is be? He is a Kas. It is my humour. You are a pimp, and slave,

a trig, Whate'er he is, and the son of a whore. Are And an Amadis de Gaul, or a Don Quixotte. you

Drug. Or a knight o' the curious coxcomb, do
The man, sir, I would know?
Sur. I should be loth, sir,

To confess so much.
Kas. Then you lie i' your

Ana. Peace to the household !
Sur. How !

Kas. I'll keep peace for no man. Face. A very arrant rogue, sir, and a cheater, Ana. Casting of dollars is concluded lawful. Employed here by another conjurer,

kas. Is he the constable ? That does not love the doctor, and would cross Sub. Peace, Ananias. him,

Face. No, sir. If he knew how

Kas. Then, you are an otter, and a shad, a Sur. Sir, you are abused.

whit, Kas. You lie : And 'tis no matter.

Sur. You'll hear me, sir? Face. Well said, sir. He's

kas. I will not. The impudentest rascal

Ana. What is the motive? Sur. You are, indeed! Will


sir? Sub. Zeal in the gentleman, Face. By no means-Bid him begone. Against his Spanish slops. Kas. Begone, sir, quickly.

Ana. They are prophane, Sur. This is strange ! lady, do you inform your Lewd, superstitious, and idolatrous breeches. brother.

Sur. New rascals ! Face. There is not such a foist in all the town: Kas. Will you begone, sir ? The doctor had him presently; and finds yet, Ana. Avoid, satan. The Spanish count will come here. Bear up, Thou art not of the light. That ruff of pride Subtle.

About thy neck betrays thee, and is the same Sub. Yes, sir, he must appear within this hour. With that which the unclean birds, in seventyFace. And yet this rogue will come in a dis

seven, guise,

Were seen to prank it with on divers coasts. By the temptation of another spirit,

Thou look'st like Antichrist, in the lewd hat. To trouble our art, though he could not hurt it. Sur. I must give way.

Kas. Begone, sir !
I know-Away; you talk like a foolish mouther. Sur. But I'll take a course with you.
Sær. Sir, all is truth, she says.

Ana. Depart, proud Spanish fiend.
Face. Do not believe him, sir.

Sur. Captain and doctor He is the lying'st swabber ! Come your ways,

sir. Ana. Child of perdition ! Sur. You are valiant out of company.

Kas. Hence, sir. [They fight. Erit SURLY.] Kas. Yes. How, then, sir?

Did I not quarrel bravely?

Face. Yes, indeed, sir.

Kas. Nay, an' I give my mind to it, I shall Face. Nay, here's an honest fellow, too, that do it. knows hini,

Drug. Well, and how did I? And all his tricks-Make good what I say,

Abel: Face. Very well; This cheater would ha' cozened thee of the wi. But you must follow, sir, and threaten him tame; dow.

[To ABEL. He'll turn again else.

A very Tim.

hear me,

Kas. Aye,

kas. I'll return him, then.

Face. He's gone to borrow me a Spanish habit. Face. Drugger, this rogue prevented us; for I'll be the count now. thee,

Sub. But where's the widow? We had determined that thou shouldst have come Face. Within, with my lord's sister : madam In a Spanish suit, and have carried her so; and he, Dol A brokerly slave, goes, puts it on himself. Is entertaining her. Hast brought the damask?

Sub. By your favour, Face; Drug. Yes, sir.

Now she is honest, I will stand again. Face. Thou must borrow

Face. You will not offer it? A Spanish suit. Hast thou no credit with the Sub. Why? players?

Face. Stand to your word, Drug. Yes, sir. Did you never see me play Or- here comes Dol; she knowsthe fool?

Sub. You are tyrannous still. Face. Thou shalt, if I can help it.

Face. Strict for my right.
Hieronymo's old cloak, ruff

, and hat will serve ;
(SUBTLE hath whispered him this while.

Enter Dol.
I'll tell thee more when thou bring'st them. How now, Dol? Hast told her

[Exit DRUGGER. The Spanish count will come? Ana. Sir, I know

Dol. Yes; but another is come
The Spaniard hates the brethren, and hath spies You little looked for.
Upon their actions: and that this was one,

Face. Who's that?
I make no scruple.

Dol. Your master; And 'tis revealed no less to them than me, The master of the house. That casting of money is most lawful.

Sub. How, Dol! Sub. True;

Face. She lies. But here I cannot do it. If the house

This is some trick. Come, leave your quibblings, Should chance to be suspected, all would out,

Dorothy. And we be locked up in the Tower for ever,

Dol. Look out and see. To make gold there for the state; never come Sub. Art thou in earnest? out;

Dol. 'Slight! And then you are defeated.

Forty o' the neighbours are about him, talking. Ana. I will tell

Face. 'Tis he, by this good day! This to the elders, and the weaker brethren, Dol. 'Twill prove an ill day That the whole company of the separation

For some of us. May join in humble prayer again.

Face. We are undone, and taken. Sub. And fasting.

Dol. Lost, I'ın afraid. Ana. Yea, for some fitter place. The peace

Sub. You said he would not come of mind

While there died one a week, within the liberRest within these walls ! [Erit Ananias. ties. Sub. Thanks, courteous Ananias.

Face. No; 'twas within the walls. Face. What did he come for?

Sub. What shall we do now, Face? Sub. About casting dollars,

Face. Be silent; not a word, if he call or Presently out of hand. And so I told him,

knock. A Spanish minister came here to spy

I'll into mine old shape again, and meet him, Against the faithful.

Of Jeremy the butler. In the mean time, Pace. I conceive. Come, Subtle.

Do you two pack up all the goods and purchase, Thou art so down upon the least disaster! That we can carry i' the two trunks. I'll help How wouldst thou ha' done, if I had not helped

bim thee out?

Of for to day, if I cannot longer; and then, Sub. I thank thee, Face, for the angry boy, At night, I'll ship you both away to Ratcliff, i'faith.

Where we'll meet to-morrow, and there we'll Face. Who would have looked it should have

share. been that rascal, Surly?

Let Mammon's brass and pewter keep the celWell, sir,

larllere's damask come to make you a suit. We'll have another time for that. [Exeunt. Sub. Where's


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