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Hyp. Have ve nothing in the house but the neck? Host. Really, sir, we don’t use to be so unprovided, but at present we have nothing else left. Trap. Faith, sir, I don't know but a nothing else may be very good meat when any thing else is not to be had. Hyp. Then, pr’ythee, friend, let’s have thy neck of mutton before that is gone too. Trap. Sir, he shall lay it down this minute; I'll see it done, gentlemen, I'll wait upon ye presently ; for a minute I must beg your pardon, and leave to lay the cloth myself. Hyp. By no means, sir. Trap. No ceremony, dear sir! Indeed I’ll do it. | Exount Host and Trap. Hyp. What can this familiar puppy be Flo. With much ado I have recollected his face. Don’t you remember, madam, about two or three years ago Don Philip had a trusty servant, called Trappanti, that used now and then to slip a note into your hand as you came from church Hyp. is this he that Philip turned away for saying I was as proud as a beauty, and homely enough to be good humoured - Flo. The very same i assure ye; only, as you see, starving has aliered his air a little. Hyp. Poor fellow ! I am concerned for him. What makes him so far from Seville * Flo. I am afraid all places are alike to him. Hyp. I have a great mind to take him into my service; his assurance may be useful as my case stands. Flo. You would not tell him who you are Hyp. There's no occasion for it I'll talk with him.
Enter TRAPPANT1. Trap. Your dinner's upon the spit, gentlemen, and the cloth is laid in the best room Are you not for a whet, sir? What wine what wine hey! Flo. We give you trouble, sir. Trap. Not in the least, sir—Hey! [Knocks.
Host. D'ye call, gentlemen? Hyp. Ay; what wine have ye? JHost. What sort you please, sir. Flo. Sir, will you please to name it [To Trap. Trap. Nay, pray, sir. Hyp. No ceremony, dear sirl upon my word you shall. Trap. Upon my soul you'll make me leave ye, gentlemen. Hyp. Come, come, no words. Pr’ythee, you shall. Trap. Pshal but why this among friends, now Here—have ye any right Galicia? Host. The best in Spain, I warrant it. Trap. Let's taste it; if it be good, set us out half a dozen bottles for dinner. Host. Yes, sir. [Exit. Host. Flo. Who says this fellow's a starving now On my conscience, the rogue has more impudence than a lover at midnight.
Hyp. Hang, him, 'tis inoffensive; I’ll humour him —Pray, sir, (for I find we are like to be better acquainted, therefore I hope you won't take my question ill) Trap. Oh, dear sir! Hyp. What profession may you be of Trap. Profession, sir—I–I—'Ods me here's the wine.
Come, fill out—hold—let me taste it first—Ye blockhead, would ye have the gentleman drink before he knows whether it be good or not [Drinks.]—Yes, "twill do—Give me the bottle, I'll fill myself. Now, sir, is not that a glass of right wine? Hyp. Extremely good, indeed—But, sir, as to my question. Trap. I'm afraid, sir, that mutton won't be enough for us all. Hyp. Oh, pray sir, bespeak what you please. Trap. Sir, your most humble servant Here, master I pr’ythee, get us a-ha I ay, get us a dozen of Poached eggs, a dozen, d'ye hear—just to—pop down a little. Host. Yes, sir. [Going. Trap. Friend—let there be a little slice of bacon to every one of them. Hyp. But, sir Trap. 'Odsol I had like to have forgot—here a -Sancho, Sancho | Ay, is not your name Sancho Host. Diego, sir.
Trap. Oh, ay, Diego; that's true indeed, Diego. Umph 1 Hyp. I must e'en let him alone; there's no putting in a word till his mouth's full. Trap. Come, here's to thee, Diego—[Drinks andfills again..] That I should forget thy name, though. Host. No great harm, sir. Trap. Diego, has a very pretty name, faith—f think you are married, are you not, Diego Host. Ay, ay, sir. Trap. Ha! how many children : Host. Nine girls and a boy, sir. Trap. Hal nine girls—Come, here's to thee again, Diego Nine girls l a stirring woman, I dare say; a good housewife, ha, Diego Host. Pretty well, sir. Trap. Makes all her pickles herself, I warrant ye —Does she do olives well ? Host. Will you be pleased to taste 'em, sir? Trap. Taste 'em! hum! pr’ythee let's have a plate, Diego. Host. Yes, sir, Hyp. And our dinner as soon as you please, sir: when it’s ready, call us. Host. Yes, sir. [Exit Host. Hyp. But, sir, I was asking you of your profession. Trap. Profession I really, sir, I don't use to profess much I am a plain dealing sort of a man: if I say I'll serve a gentleman, he may depend upon me. Flo. Have you ever serv'd, sir?
Trap. Not these two last campaigns. Hyp. How so? Trap. Some words with my superior officer; I was a little too free in speaking my mind to him. Hyp. Don't you think of serving again, sir? Trap. If a good post fall in my way. Hyp. I believe I could help you—Pray, sir, when you served last did you take pay or wages Trap. Pay, sir! Yes, sir, I was paid, cleared, subsistence and arrears to a farthing. Hyp. And our late commander's name was— Trap. Don Philip de las Torres. Hyp. Of Seville Trap. Of Seville. Hyp. Sir, your most humble servant. You need not be curious, for I am sure you don't know me, though I do you and your condition, which I dare promise you I'll mend upon our better acquaintance: and your first step to deserve it is to answer me honestly to a few questions. Keep your assurance still; it may do me service; I shall like you better for it. Come, here's te encourage you. [Gives him money. Trap. Sir, my humble service to you. Hyp. Well said.
Flo. Nay, I'll pass my word he sha'n't dwindle into modesty.
Trap. I never heard a gentleman talk better in my life. I have seen such sort of a face before; but where—I don't know, nor I don’t care. It's your glass, sir.
Hyp.“Grammercy here, cousin. [Drinks to Flora.]"