페이지 이미지

her heart ; and as soon as the priest has said grace, he shall toss you the rest of her body into the bargain.—And now my cares are over again. Oct. We’ll study to deserve your love, sir.—Oh, Rosara ! Ros. Now, O&tavio, do you believe I loved you better than the person I was to marry Oct. Kind creature | you were in her secret then Ros. I was, and she in mine. Oct. Sister! what words can thank you ? Hyp. Any that tell me of Octavio's happiness. 19. Ph. My friend successful too ! then my joys are double.—But how this generous attempt was started first; how it has been pursued, and carried with this kind surprise at last, gives me wonder equal to my joy. Hyp. Here is one that at more leisure shall inform you all : she was ever a friend to your love, has had a hearty share in the fatigue, and now I am bound in honour to give her part of the garland too. D. Ph. How I she l Flo. Trusty Flora, sir, at your service. I have had many a battle with my lady upon your account; but I always told her we should do her business at last. D. Man. Another metamorphosis Brave girls, faith 1 °C) dzooks l we shall have them make campaigns shortly | D. Ph. “Take this as earnest of my thanks;” in Seville I'll provide for thee. Hyp. Nay, here's another accomplice too, confederate I cann’t say, for honest Trappanti did not know but that I was as great a rogue as himself Trap. It's a folly to lie; I did not indeed, madam —But the world cannot say I have been a rogue to your ladyship—and if you had not parted with your money Hyp. Thou hadst not parted with thy honesty. Trap. Right, madam; but how should a poor naked fellow resist when he had so many pistoles held against him. [Shews money. D. Man. Ay, ay, well said, lad. Pil. La a tempting bate indeed Let him offer to marry me again if he dares. [Aside. D. Ph. Well, Trappanti, thou hast been serviceable however, and I'll think of thee. Oct. Nay, I am his debtor too. Trap. Ah, there's a very easy way, gentlemen, to reward me ; and since you partly owe your happiness to my roguery, I should be very proud to owe mine only to your generosity. 0él. As how, pray Trap. Why, sir, I find by my constitution that it is as natural to be in love as an hungry, and that I ha'n't a jot less stomach than the best of my betters; and though I have often thought a wife but dining every day upon the same dish, yet methinks it's better than no dinner at all; and, for my part, I had rather have no stomach to my meat than no meat to my stomach: upon which consideration, gentlemen and ladies, I desire you'll use your interest with Madona here— to let me dine at her ordinary.

D. Man. A pleasant rogue, faith 'Odzooks I the jade shall have him. Come, hussy, he's an ingenious person. Pil. Sir, I don’t understand his stuff; when he speaks plain, I know what to say to him. Trap. Why then, in plain terms, let me a lease of your tenement—marry me. Pil. Ay, now you say something I was afraid, by what you said in the garden, you had only a mind to be a wicked tenant at will. Trap. No, no, child, I have no mind to be turned out at a quarter's warning. Vil. Well, there's my hand—and now meet me as soon as you will with a canonical lawyer, and I’ll give you possession of the rest of the premises. D. Man. "Odzooks 1 and well thought of ; I’ll send for one presently. Hear you, sirrah, run to Father Benedict again, tell him his work don’t hold here, his last marriage is dropped to pieces, but now we have got better tackle, he must come and stitch two or three fresh couple together as fast as he can.

* Enter Servant.

“Serv. Sir, the music's come.

“D. Man. Ah, they could never take us in a bet. “ter time—let them enter—Ladies, and sons and “ daughters, for I think you are all akin to me now, “will you be pleased to sit [After the Entertainment.

“D. Man. Come, gentlemen, now our collation ** waits.

Enter Servant. “Serv. Sir, the priest's come. “D. Man. That's well; we'll dispatch him pre“sently.”

D. Ph. Now, my Hypolita,
Let our example teach mankind to love,
From thine the fair their favours may improve;
To the quick pains you give our joys we owe,
Till those we feel these we can never know.
But warn'd with honest hope from my success,
Ev’n in the height of all its miseries,
Oh, never let a virtuous mind despair,
For constant hearts are Loves peculiar care.

[Exeunt Omnes,

[ocr errors]

'Mowgs Tall the rules the Ancients had in vogue,
We find no mention of an Epilogue,
Which plainly shows they're innovations, brought
Since rules, design, and nature, were forgot;
The custom therefore our next Play shall break,
But now a joyful motive bids us speak;
For while our arms return with conquest home,
While children prattle Pigo and the boom,
Is’t fit the mouth of all mankind, the Stage, be dumb 9
While the proud Spaniards read old annals o'er,
And on the leaves in lazy safety pore,
Essex and Raleigh thunder on their shore;
Again their Donships start and mend their speed,
With the same fear of their forg/athers dead.
While Amadis de Gaul laments in vain,
And wishes his young Quixote out of Spain :
While foreign forts are but beheld and seiz'd,
While English hearts tumultuously are pleas'd,
Shall we, whose sole subsistence purely flows
From minds in joy or undisturb’d repose,
Shall we behold each face with pleasure glow,
Unthankful to the arms that made them so?
Shall we not say
Old English honour now revives again
Mem'rably fatal to the pride of Spain,

« 이전계속 »