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Come now, what made Don Philip turn you out of
Trap. Very proud. Hyp. what, had she no good qualities? Trap. Faith, I don't remember them. Hyp. Hai d'ye think she loved him Trap. If she did, 'twas as the cobler loved his wife. Hyp. How's that Trap. Why, he beat her thrice a day, and told his neighbours he loved her ne'er the worse, but he was resolved she should never know it. Hyp. Did she use him so very ill Trap. Like a jade. Flo. How d'ye do now? [To Hyp. Hyp. I don't know—methinks, I—But sure; what, was she not handsome, say yet Trap. A devilish tongue. Hyp. Was she ugly Flo, Ay, say that at your peril. [Aside. Hyp. What was she how did she look? Trap. Looks why faith the woman looked very well when she had a blush in her face. Hyp. Did she often blush Trap. I never saw her. Hyp, Never saw her 1 had she no charm? what made him love her Trap. Really, I cann’t tell. Flo. How d'ye like the pićture, madam? [Aside. Hyp. Oh, oh, extremely well the rogue has put me into a cold sweat. I am as humble as an offending lover.
Host. Gentlemen, your dinner's upon the table. - [Exit Host. Hyp. That’s well. Come, sir; at dinner I’ll give you farther instrućtions how you may serve yourself and me. Trap. Come, sir. [To Flora. Flo. Nay, dear sir! no ceremony. Trap. Sir, your very humble servant. [As they are going, Hyp, stops them. Hyp. Come back; here's one I don't care should see me. Trap. Sir, the dinner will be cold. Hyp. Do you eat it hot then; we are not hungry. Trap. Sir, your humble servant again. [Exit Trap. Flo. You seem concerned ; who is it Hyp. My brother Oétavio, as I live —Come this way. [They retire, Enter Octavio and a Servant. 0&. Jasper, run immediately to Rosara's woman; tell her I am just come to town; slip that note into
her hand, and stay for an answer. Flo. 'Tis he.
Re-enter Host, condućling Don PHILIP.
D. Ph. When my servant comes, send him to me immediately,
Host. Yes, sir.
Hyp. Nay, then, it is time for us to make ready— Alons ! [Exeunt Hyp. and Flo.
Oct. Don Philip I
D. Ph. Dear Oétavio !
0ét. What lucky point of the compass could blow us to one another so?
D. Ph. Faith a wind very contrary to my inclination; but the worst, I see, blows some good. I am overjoyed to see you.-But what makes you so far from the army
“Oct. Who thought to have found you so far from * Seville
“D. Ph. What do you do at Madrid "
Oći. Oh, friend, such an unfortunate occasion, and yet such a lucky discovery! such a mixture of joy and torment, no poor dog upon earth was ever plagued with.
D. Ph. Unriddle, pray.
Oct. Don't you remember, about six months ago, I wrote you word of a dear, delicious, sprightly creature that I had bombarded for a whole summer to no purpose
D. Ph. I remember.
0&t. That same silly, stubborn, charming angel now capitulates.
D. Ph. Then she’s taken.
Oćt. I cann’t tell that; for you must know her perfidious father, contrary to his treaty with me, and her inclination, is going to—
D. Ph. Marry her to another— Oct. Of a better estate than mine, it seems. She tells me here, he is within a day's march of her, begs me to come upon the spur to her relief; and, if I don’t arrive too late, confesses she loves me well enough to open the gates, and let me enter the town before him. There's her express, read it.—
HY Po LITA, Flora, and TRAPPANTI appear in the - Balcony.
Hyp. Hark! they are talking of a mistress—let us observe. Flo. Trappanti, there’s your old master. . Trap. Ay, I know him again; but I may chance to tell him, he did not know a good servant when he had him.
D. Ph. [Beads.] “My father has concluded a match for me with one I never saw, and intends in two days to perfect it : the gentleman is expected every hour. In the mean time, if you know any friend that has a better title to me, advise him forthwith to put in his claim. I am almost out of my senses, which you will easily believe when I tell you, if such a one should make haste, I sha’n’t have time to refuse him any thing.”
Hyp. How is this
D. Phil. No name *
Flo. If this should be Don Philip's mistress