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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



SCENE I.-A Street.

1 Nei. Sir, best to knock again, afore you break

it. Enter Lovewit and Neighbours. Love. Has there been such resort, say you?

Enter Face 1 Nei. Daily, sir.

Lore. I will. 2 Nei. And nightly, too.

Fuce. What mean you, sir? 3 Nei. Ay, some as brave as lords.

All Nei. Oh, here's Jeremy! 4 Nei, Ladies and gentlewomen.

Face. Good sir, come, from the door. 5 Nei. Citizens' wives, and knights in coaches. Love. Why, what's the matter? 2 Nei. Yes, and oyster-women,

Face. Yet farther; you are too near yet, 1 Nei. Beside other gallants.

Love. In the name of wonder, what means the 3 Nei, Sailor's wives.

fellow? 4 Nei. Tobacco-men.

Face. The house, sir, has been visited. 5 Nei. Another Pimlico !

Love. Stand thou, then, farther. Love. What device should he bring forth now? Face. No, sir, I had it not. I love a teeming wit as I love my nourishment. Love. Who had it then? I left Pray, Heaven, he have not kept such open house, None else but thee i' the house. That he hath sold my hangings and my bedding; Face. Yes, sir, my fellow, I left him nothing else. If he have eat them, The cat, that keeps the buttery, had it on her A plagne o' the mouth, say I.

A week before I spied it; but I got her When saw you him?

Convered away i' the night. And so I shut 1 Nei. Who, sir? Jeremy?

The house


a month2 Nei. Jeremy, butler?

Love. How ! We saw him not this month.

Face. Purposing then, sir, Love. How !

To have burnt rose-vinegar, treacle, and tar, 4 Nei. Not these five weeks, sir.

And have made it sweet, that you should ne'er 6 Nei. These six weeks, at the least.

have known it. Love. Ye amaze me, neighbours !

Because I knew the news would but afflict you, 5 Nei. Sure, if your worship know not where sir. he is,

Love. Why, this is stranger ! He's slipped away.

The neighbours tell me all, here, that the doors 6 Nei. Pray, Heaven, he be not made away. Ilave still been open

[He knocks. Face. How, sir! Love. Ila! It is no time to question, then. Love. Gallants, men, and women, 6 Nei. About

And of all sorts, tag-rag, been seen to flock here Some three weeks since, I heard a doleful cry, In threaves, these ten weeks, as to a second hog'sAs I sat up, a mending my wife's stockings.

den, Love. This is strange, that none will answer ! In days of Pimlico and Eye-bright. Didst thou hear

Face. Sir, A crv, say'st thou?

Their wisdoms will not say so! 6 Nei. Yes, sir, like unto a man

Love. To-day, they speak That had been strangled an hour, and could not Of coaches and gallants; one in a French hood speak.

Went in, they tell me; and another was geen 2 Nei. I heard it, too, just this day three weeks, In a velvet gown, at the window; divers more at two o'clock

Pass in and out Next morning.

Face. They did pass through the doors, then, Love. These be miracles, or you make them Or walls, I assure their eye-sights, and their spec

tacles; A man an hour strangled, and could not speak, For here, sir, are the keys, and there have been, And you both heard him cry!

In this iny pocket, now above twenty days. 3 Nei. Yes, downward, sir.

For, on my faith to your worship, for these three Lore. Thou art a wise fellow. "Give me thy wecks, hand, I pray thee.

And upwards, the door has not been opened. What trade art thou?

Lote, Strange! 3 Nei. A smith, an't please your worship. 4 Nei. Good faith, I think I saw a coach. Love. A smith! then lend me thy help to get Love. Do you but think it now?

And but one coach? 3 Nei. That I will, presently, sir; but fetch 4 Nei. We cannot tell, sir; Jeremy

[Erit. Is a very honest fellow.

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this door open.

my tools.

Face. Did you see me at all?

O’ the confederacy. Come, let's get officers, 1 Nei. No; that we are sure on.

And force the door.
Love. Fine rogues to have your testimonies Love. Pray you, stay, gentlemen.
built on!

Sur. No, sir, we'll come with warrant.

Mam. Aye, and then
Re-enter 3d Neighbour.

We shall have


doors open.
3 Nei
. Is Jeremy come?

[Ereunt Surly and MAMMON. 1 Nei. Oh, yes; you may leave your tools; Love. What means this? We were deceived; he says he has had the keys, Face. I cannot tell, sir. And the door has been shut these three weeks. 1 Nei. These are two o' the gallants, 3 Nei. Like enough,

That we do think we saw.
Lote. Peace, and

hence, you changelings! Face. Two of the fools!
Face. (Aside.] Surly come!

You talk as idly as they. Good faith, sir, And Mammon made acquainted! They'll tell all. I think the moon hath crazed them all! Oh, me, How shall I beat them off? What shall I do? The angry boy come too! He'll make a noise, Nothing's more wretched than a guilty conscience. And ne'er away till he have betrayed us all.

[Aside. Enter Surly and MAMMON. Sur. No, sir, he was a great physician. This,

Enter KASTRIL. It was no bawdy-house, but a mere chancel. Kas. What rogues, bawds, slaves! you'll open You knew the lord and his sister.

the door anon.

[KASTRIL knocks. Mum. Nay, good Surly

Punk, cockatrice, my suster. By this light Sur. The happy word, be rich

I'll fetch the marshall to you. Mam. Play not the tyrant.

Face. Who would you speak with, sir? Sur. Should be to-day pronounced to all your Kas. The bawdy doctor, and the cozening capfriends.

tain, And where be your andirons, now,

brass- | And

puss, my suster.

Love. This is something, sure ! That should have been golden flaggons, and great Face. Upon my trust, the doors were never

wedges ? Mum. Let me but breathe. What, they have Kas. I have heard all their tricks told me twice

over, Methinks.

By the fat kuight, and the lean gentleman. Sur. Aye, now, 'tis holiday with them.

Love. Here comes another. Mam. Rogues,

Face. Ananias too! Cozeners, impostors, bawds !

And his pastor !

[Aside. Face. What mean you, sir? (Mammon and Surly knock.

Enter ANANIAS and TRIBULATION. Mam. To enter, if we can.

Ana. Come forth, you seed of sulphur, sons of Face. Another man's house!

fire; Here is the owner, sir; turn to him,

Your stench is broke forth: abomination And speak your business.

Is in the house. Mum. Are you, sir, the owner?

Kas. Aye, my suster's there.

Ana. The place Mum. And are those knaves within your Is become a cage of unclean birds. cheaters?

Kas. Yes, I will fetch the scavenger and the Love. What knaves, what cheaters?

constable. Mam. Subtle, and his Lungs.

Trib. You shall do well.
Face. The gentleman is distracted, sir. No Ana. We'll join to weed them out.
Nor lights have been seen here these three weeks,

Kas. You will not come, then, punk device, my sir,

Ana. Call her not sister. She's a harlot, ve


Kas. I'll raise the street. Face. Yes, sir; I am the housekeeper,

Love. Good gentlemen, a word-
And know the keys have not been out of my

Ana. Satan, avoid, and hinder not our zeal.
Love. The world's turned Bedlam!

Face. These are all broke loose
Out of St Katharine's, where they use to keep
The better sort of mad folks.

1 Nei. All these persons
We saw go in and out here.

shut their doors,

open, sir.

Love. Yes, sir.


suster ?

Within these doors, upon my word.

Sur. Your word! Groom arrogant.

Sur. This is a new face.
Face. You do mistake the house, sir.
What sign was't at!

Sur. You rascal! this is one

2 Nei. Yes, indeed, sir.

SCENE II.-A Chamber. 3 Nei. These were the parties. Face. Peace, you drunkards. Sir,

Enter SUBTLE, DAPPER, and Dol. I wonder at it! Please you to give me leave

Sub. How! ha' you eaten your gag? To touch the door : I'll try an' the lock be chan- Dap. Yes, faith, it crumbled ged.

Away in my mouth. Love. It amazes me !

Sub. You ha' spoiled all then.
Face. Good faith, sir, I believe

Dap. No;
There's no such thing. 'Tis all deceptio visus. I hope my aunt of Fairy will forgive me.
Would I could get him away!

Sub. Your aunt's a gracious lady; but, in troth, [Dapper cries out within. You were to blame. Dap. Master captain, master doctor.

Dap. The fume did overdome me, Love. Who's that?

And I did do't to stay my stomach. Pray you, Face. Our clerk within, that I forgot! (Aside.] So satisfy her grace.

I know not, sir.
Dap. For God's sake, when will her grace be

Enter Face.
at leisure ?

Face. How now! Is his mouth down? Face. Ha !

Sub. Ay, he has spoken. Illusions, some spirit o' the air !- -His


is Face. A pox! I beard him, and you toom IIc's melted,

undone, then And now he sets out the throat. (Aside. I have been fain to say the house is haunted Dap. I'm almost stifled.

With spirits, to keep churl back. Face. Would you were altogether! [Aside. Sub. And hast thou done it? Love. 'Tis in the house.

Face. Sure, for this night. Ha ! list

Sub. Why, then, triumph and sing Face. Believe it, sir, in the air.

Of Face so famous, the precious king
Love. Peace, you-

Of present wits !
Dap. Mine aunt's grace does not use me well. Face. Did you not hear the coil
Sub. You fool,

About the door!
Peace, you'll mar all.

Sub. Yes, and I dwindled with it. Face. Or you will else, you rogue.

Face. Shew him, his aunt, and let him be disLove. Oh, is it so ? Then you converse with patched : spirits.

I'll send her to you.
Come, sir, no more o' your tricks, good Jeremy; Drugger is at the door; go take his suit,
The truth's the shortest way.

And bid him fetch a parson presently.
Face. Dismiss this rabble, sir.

Say, he shall marry the widow. What shall I do? I am catched. [Aside.

(Ereunt Dapper and SUBILE. Love. Good neighbours,

Now, queen Dol,
I thank you all. You may depart. Come, sir, Ha' you packed up all ?
You know, that I am an indulgent master;

Dol. Yes.
And therefore conceal nothing. What's your me- Face. And how do you like

The lady Pliant ?
To draw so many several sorts of wild-fowl? Dol. A good dull innocent.
Face. Sir, you were wont to affect mirth and

Re-enter SUBTLE. (But here's no place to talk on't in the street.) Give me but leave to make the best of my for- Sub. Here's your Hieronymo's cloak and hat. tune,

Face. Give me them. And only pardon me the abuse of your house; Sub. And the ruff, too. 'Tis all I beg. I'll help you to a widow,

Face. Yes ; I'll come to you presently. (Erit, In recompense, that you shall give me thanks Sub. Now is he gone about his project, Dol, for,

I told you of, for the widow. Will make you seven years younger, and a rich

Dol. 'Tis direct

Against our articles. 'Tis but your putting on a Spanish cloak;

Sub. Well, we'll fit him, wench. I have her within. You need not fear the house; Hast thou gulled her of her jewels, or her braceIt was not visited.

lets? Love. But by me, who came

Dol. No, but I will do't. Sooner than you expected.

Sub. Soon at night, my Dolly, Face. It is true, sir.

When we are shipped, and all our goods aboard, Pray you, forgive me.

Eastward for Ratcliff, we will turn our course Love. Let's see your widow. (Ereunt. To Brainford, westward, if thou say'st the word,


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