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you fear that part: if he don't know me again, Col. F. I have some, Sir, which are not yet I am safe. I hope he'll come.
come ashore; as, an Egyptian idol, Sack. I wish all my debts would come as Per. Pray what may that be? sure: I told him you had been a great travel- Col. F. It is, Sir, a kind of an ape, which ler, had many valuable curiosities, and was a they formerly worshipped in that country: I person of most singular taste : he seemed took it from the breast of a female mummy. transported, and begged me to keep you till Per. Ha, ha! our women retain part of their he came.
idolatry to this day; for many an ape lies on Col. F. Ay, ay, he need not fear my running a lady's breast, ha, ha! away.-Let's have a bottle of sack, landlord; Sack. A smart old thief.
[Aside. our ancestors drank sack.
Col. F. Two tusks of an hippopotamus, two Sack. You shall have it.
pair of Chinese nut-crackers, and one EgypCol. F. And whereabouts is the trap-door tian mummy. you mentioned ?
Per. Pray, Sir, have you never a crocodile ? Sack. There's the conveyance, Sir. (Exit. Col. F. Humph! the boatswain brought one
Col. F. Now, if I should cheat all these ro- with a design to show it, but, touching at Rotguish guardians, and carry off my mistress in terdam, and hearing it was no rarity in Engtriumph, it would be what the French call a land, he sold it to a Dutch poet.-Lookye, grand coup d'eclat.-Odso! here comes Peri. Sir, do you see this little vial? winkle.-Ah! deuce take this beard ; pray Per. Pray you, what is it? Jupiter, it does not give me the slip, and spoil Col. F. This is called poluflosboio. all,
Per. Polufiosboio!-It has a rumbling sound.
Col. F. Right, Sir; it proceeds from a rumEnter SACKBUT with wine, PERIWINKLE fol. bling nature-This water was part of those lowing.
waves which bore Cleopatra's vessel, when
she sailed to meet Antony. Sack. Sir, this gentleman, hearing you have Per. Well, of all that travelled, none had a been a great traveller, and a person of fine taste like you. speculation, begs leave to take a glass with Col. F. But here's the wonder of the world. you: he is a man of a curious taste himself. This, Sir, is called zona, or moros muspbonon :
Col. F. The gentleman has it in his face and the virtues of this are inestimable. garb ; Sir, you are welcome.
Per. Moros musphonon! What in the name Per. Sir, I honour a traveller and men of of wisdom can that be?—to me, it seems a your inquiring disposition; the oddness of plain belt. your habit pleases me extremely : 'tis very an- Col. F. This girdle has carried me all the tique, and for that I like it.
world over. Col. F. 'Tis very antique, Sir :-this habit Per. You have carried it, you mean. once belonged to the famous Claudius Ptole- Col. F. I mean as I say.-Whenever I am meus, who lived in the year one hundred and girded with this, I am invisible ; and by turnthirty-five.
ing this little screw, can be in the court of the , Sack. If he keeps up to the sample, he shall great mogul, the grand signior, and king lie with the devil for a bean-stack, and win it George, in as little time as your cook can every straw.
(Aside. poach an egg. Per. A hundred and thirty-five! why, that's Per. You must pardon me, Sir, I can't beprodigious now!--Well, certainly 'tis the finest lieve it. thing in the world to be a traveller.
Col. F. If my landlord pleases, he shall try Col. F. For my part, I value none of the mo- the experiment immediately. dern fashions a fig-leaf.
Sack. I thank you kindly, Sir; but I have Per. No more don't I, Sir: I had rather be no inclination to ride post haste to the devil. the jest of a fool than his favourite-I am Col. F. No, no, you sha'n't stir a foot; I'll laughed at here for my singularity.--This coat, only make you invisible. you must know, Sir, was formerly worn by Šack. But if you could not make me visible that ingenious and very learned person, Mr. again. John Tradescant, of Lambeth.
Per. Come, try it upon me, Sir; I am not Col. F. John Tradescant! Let me embrace afraid of the devil nor all his tricks.—'Sbud, you, Sir-John Tradescant was my uncle, by I'll stand 'em all. my mother's side ; and I thank you for the ho- Col. F. There, Sir, put it on.-Come, landnour you do his memory; he was a very cu- lord, you and I must face the east. (They turn.] rious man indeed.
Is it on, Sir ? Per. Your uncle, Sir-Nay, then it is no Per. 'Tis on.
[They turn again. wonder that your taste is so refined ; why you Suck. Heaven protect me! where is he? have it in your blood. My humble service to Per. Why here, just where I was. you, Sir; to the immortal memory of John Sack. Where, where, in the name of virtue ? Tradescant, your never-to-be-forgoiten uncle. Ah, poor Mr. Periwinkle !—'Egad, look to't
, [Drinks. you had best, Sir; and let him be seen again, Col. F. Give me a glass, landlord.
or I shall have you burned for a wizard. Per. I find you are primitive, even in your Col. F. Have patience, gond landlord. wine : Canary was the drink of our wise fore- Per. But really don't you see me now? fathers ; 'tis balsamic, and saves the charge Sack. No more than I see my grandmother, of 'pothecaries' cordials-Oh! that I had lived that died forty years ago. in your uncle's days! or rather, that he were Per. Are you sure you don't lie? Methinks now alive !-Oh! how proud he'd be of such I stand just where I did, and see you as plain à nephew!
as I did before, Sack. Oh pox! that would have spoiled the Sack. Ah! I wish I could see you once jest.
[Aside. again. Per. A person of your curiosity must have Col. F. Take off the girdle, Sir. collected many rarities.
[He likes it off.
Sack. Ab, Sir, I am glad to see you with all | Sack. He hits it off admirably; and tother my heart.
[Embraces him. i swallows it like sack and sugar. (Aside.) CerPer. This is very odd; certainly there must tainly this lady must be your ward, Mr. Peribe some trick in't.–Pray, Sir, will you do me winkle, by her being under the care of four the favour to put it on yourself?
persons. Col. F. With all my heart.
Per. By the description, it should—'Egad, if Per. But first I'll secure the door.
I could get that girdle, I'd ride with the sun, Col. F. You know how to turn the screw, and make the tour of the world in four-andMr. Sackbut.
twenty hours. (Aside.) And you are to give Sack. Yes, yes-Come, Mr. Periwinkle, we that girdle to the first of the four guardians must turn full east.
that shall give his consent to marry that lady, They turn; COLONEL sinks by the trap-door. say you, Sir? Col. F. "Tis done; now turn. [They turn. Col. F. I am so ordered, when I can find
Per. Ha! mercy upon me; my flesh creeps him. upon my bones. This must be a conjurer, Mr. Per. I fancy I know the very woman-her Sackbut.
name is Anne Lovely. Sack. He's the devil, I think.
Col. F. Excellent!-He said, indeed, that Per. Oh, Mr. Sackbut, why do you name the the first letter of her name was L. devil, when perhaps he may be at your elbow? Per. Did he really ?-Well, that's prodi.
Sack. At my elbow! Marry, heaven forbid! giously amazing, that a person in Grand Cairo Col. F. Are you satisfied ?
should know any thing of my ward. (From under the Stage. Col. F. Your ward! Per. Yes, Sir, yes—How hollow his voice Per. To be plain with you, Sir, I am one of sounds!
those four guardians. Sack. Yours seemed just the same 'Faith, I Col. F. Are you indeed, Sir? I am transportwish this girdle were mine, I'd sell wine no ed to find that the man who is to possess this more. Harkye, Mr. Periwinkle, [Takes him moros musphonon is a person of so curious a aside till the COLONEL rises again.) it he would taste-Here is a writing drawn up by that sell this girdle, you might travel with great famous Egyptian, which if you will please to expedition.
sign, you must turn your face full north, and Col. F. But it is not to be parted with for the girdle is yours. money.
Per. If I live till the boy is born, I'll be emPer. I am sorry for't, Sir, because I think it balmed, and sent to the Royal Society when I the greatest curiosity I ever heard of.
die. Col. F. By the advice of a learned physiog- Col. F. That you shall most certainly. nomist in Grand Cairo, who consulted the lines in my face, I returned to England, where he
Enter DRAWER. told me I should find a rarity in the keeping Draw. Here's Mr. Staytape, the tailor, inof four men, which I was born to possess for quires for you, colonel. the benefit of mankind: and the first of the Col. F. Who do you speak to, you son of a four that gave me bis consent, I should pre- whore ? sent him with this girdle— Till I have found Per. Ha! colonel.
[Aside. this jewel, I shall not part with the girdle. Col. F. Confound the blundering dog! [Aside.
Per. What can this rarity be? Didn't he Draw. Why to colonelname it to you?
Sack. Get you out, you rascal. Col. P. Yes, Sir: he called it a chaste, beau
[Kicks him out. tiful, unaffected woman.
Draw. What the devil is the matter ? Per. Pish! women are no rarities; women Col. F. This dog has ruined all my schemes, are the very gewgaws of the creation; play. I see by Periwinkle's looks.
[Aside. things for boys, who when they write man Per. How finely I should have been choused they ought to throw aside.
-Colonel, you'll pardon me that I did not Sack. A fine lecture to be read to a circle of give you your title before-it was pure ignoladies!
[Aside. rance, 'faith it was. Pray-hem-hem! Pray, Per. What woman is there, dressed in all the colonel, what post had this learned Egyptian pride and foppery of the times, can boast of in your regiment? such a foretop as the cockatoo ?
Col. F. A pox of your sneer! [Aside.) I don't Col. F. I must humour him. [Aside.] Such a understand you, Sir. skin as the lizard ?
Per. No, that's strange! I understand you, Per. Such a shining breast as the humming-colonel-An Egyptian of Grand Cairo! ha, ha, bird?
ha! I am sorry such a well-invented 'tale Col. F. Such a shape as the antelope ? should do you no more service. We old fel
Per. Or, in all the artful mixture of their lows can see as far into a millstone as them various dresses, have they half the beauty of that pick it. I am not to be tricked out of my one box of butterflies?
trust-mark that. Col. F. No; that must be allowed. For my Col. F. The devil! I must carry it off; I part, if it were not for the benefit of mankind, wish I were fairly out. (Aside. Lookye, Sir, Pa have nothing to do with them; for they are you may make
what jest you please, but the as indifferent to me as a sparrow or a flesh-iy. stars will be obeyed, Sir; and depend upon't
Per. Pray, Sir, what benefit is the world to I shall have the lady, and you none of the reap from this lady?
girdle. Now or Mr. Freeman's part of the Col. F. Why, Sir, she is to bear me a son, plot.
[Aside; exit. who shall revive the art of embalming, and the Per. The stars ! ha, ha! No star has favourold Roman manner of burying the dead; and ed you, it seems. The girdle! ha, ha, ha! for the benefit of posterity, he is to discover none of your legerdemain tricks can pass upon the longitude, so long sought for in vain. me. Why, what a pack of trumpery has this
Per. 'Odi 'these are valuable things, Mr. rogue picked up–His pagod, poluflosboio, Sackbut!
his zonos, moros muspbopons, and the devil
rolls of paper.
knows what-But I'll take care-Ha, gone! | he discovers me, as he certainly must in the Ay, 'twas time to sneak off. Sobo! the house! end.
Free. No, no; I have a plot for you without Enter SACKBUT.
danger; but first we must manage Tradelove Where is this trickster? Send for a constable;
-Has the tailor brought your clothes ? I'll have this rascal before the lord mayor;
Sack. Yes, pox take the thief. I'll Grand Cairo him, with a pox to him—I
Free. Well, well, no matter; I warrant we believe you had a hand in putting this impos- have him yet—But now you must put on the
Dutch merchant. ture upon me, Sackbut, Sack. Who, 1, Mr. Periwinkle? I scorn it.
Col. F. The deuce of this trading plotI perceived he was a cheat, and left the room wish he had been an old soldier, that I might on purpose to send for a constable to appre- have attacked him in my own war, heard him hend him, and endeavoured to stop him when fight over all the battles of the late war. But, he went out-But the rogue made but one for trade, by Jupiter, I shall never do it. step from the stairs to the door, called a coach,
Sack. Never fear, colonel : Mr. Freeman
will instruct you. leaped into it, and drove away like the devil, as Mr. Freeman can witness, who is at the
Free. You'll see what others do: the coffeebar, and desires to speak with you; he is this house will instruct you. minuto come to towu.
Col. F. I must venture, however-But I Per. Send him in. [Exit SACKBUT.] What a have a further plot in my head upon 'Tradelove, scheme this rogue has laid ! How”I should which you must assist me in, Freeman; you have been laughed at, had it succeeded !
are in credit with him, I heard you say.
Free. I am, and will scruple nothing to serve Enter FREEMAN, booted and spurred.
you, colonel. Mr. Freeman, I had like to have been imposed Dutchman
Col. F. Come along then. Now for the on by the veriest rascal
-Honest Ptolemy, by your leave. Free. I am sorry to hear it-The dog flew Now must bob-wig und business come in play ; for't: be bad not 'scap'd me, had I been aware A thirty thousand pound girl leads the way. of him; Sackbut struck at him, but missed his
[Exeunt. blow, or he had done his business for hiin. Per. I believe you never heard of such a
ACT IV. contrivance, Mr. Freeman, as this fellow had found out.
SCENE 1.- JONATHAN's Coffee-house in Free. Mr. Sackbut has told me the whole
'Change Alley. story, Mr. Periwinkle; but now I have some-Enter TRADELOVE and STOCK-JOBBERS, with thing to tell you of much more importance to yourself, I happened to lie one night at Coventry, and knowing, your uncle, Sir Toby 1 Stock. South-sea at seven-eights; who Periwinkle, I paid him a visit, and, to my buys? great surprise, found him dying.
Trade. Harkye, Gabriel, you'll pay the difPer. Dying!
ference of that stock we transacted for t'other Free. Dying, in all appearance; the ser- day? vants weeping, the room in darkness; the Gab. Ay, Mr. Tradelove, here's a note for 'pothecary, shaking his head, told me the the money. doctors had given him over; and then there Trade. I would fain bite the spark in the are small hopes, you know.
brown coat: he comes very often into the Per. I hope he has made his will—he always alley, but never employs a broker. told me he would make me his heir.
Free. I have heard you say as much, and Enter COLONEL FEIGNWELL and FREEMAN. therefore resolved to give you notice. I should think it would not be amiss if you went down
Trade. Mr. Freeman, your servant. Who to-morrow morning.
is that gentleman ? Per. It is a long journey, and the roads very England; but, harkye, Mr. 'Tradelove
Free. A Dutch merchant just come to bad. Free. But he has a great estate, and the
a piece of news will get you as much as the land very good-Think upon that.
French king's death did, if you are expedi. Per. Why that's true, as you say; I'll think tious. (Showing him a letter.) Read there;
I upon it. In the mean time, I give you many
received it just now from one that belongs to thanks for your civility, Mr. Freeman, and the emperor's minister. should be glad of your company to dine with
Trade. (Reads.] Sir,-As I have many obliFree. I am obliged to be at Jonathan's Cof- gations to you, I cannot miss any opportunity to fee-house at two, and now it is half an hour show my gratitude: this moment my lord has after one; if I despatch my business, I'll wait have raised their siege from before Cagliuri.
received a private express, that the Spaniards on you; I know
your hour. Per. You shall be very welcome, Mr. Free this prores of any advantage to you, it will man, and so your humble servant. [Exit.
answer both the ends and wishes of, Sir, your
most obliged humble servant, Re-enter COLONEL FEIGNWELL and SACKBUT.
P.S. In two or three hours the news will be Free. Ha, ha, ha! I have done your business, colonel ; he has swallowed the bait.
public. Cól. F. I overheard all, though I am a little May one depend upon this, Mr. Freeman ? in t e dark. I am to personate a highway,
(Aside to FREEMAN. man, I suppose that's a project I am not fond Free. You may-I never knew this person of; for though I may fright him out of his send me a false piece of news in my life. consent, he may fright me out of my life when Trade. Sir, I am much obliged to you:
'egad, 'tis rare newsWho sells South-sea, ! Trade. That's enough. for next week ?
Col. F. You'll hear of me sooner than you Stock. (All together.] I sell; I, I, I, I, I wish, old gentleman, I fancy. (Aside.] You'll sell.
come to Sackbut's, Freeman? 1 Stock. I'll sell five thousand for next week,
(Aside to FREEMAN. at five-eighths.
Free. Immediately. [ Aside to the COLONEL. 2 Stock. I'll sell ten thousand, at five-eighths, Trade. Mr. Freeman, I give you many thanks for the same time.
for your kindnessTrade. Nay, nay; hold, hold; not all Free. I fear you'll repent when you know together, gentlemen : I'll be no bull; I'll buy all.
[Aside. no more than I can take: will you sell ten Trade. Will you dine with me? thousand pounds, at a half, for any day next Free. I am engaged at Sackbut's : adieu. week, except Saturday ?
(Exit. I Stock. I'll sell it you, Mr. Tradelove. Trade. Sir, your humble servant. Now I'll
[FREEMAN whispers to one of the Gentlemen. see what I can do upon 'Change with my 1 Gent. The Spaniards raised the siege of news.
[Exeunt. Cagliari ? I don't believe one word of it.
SCENE II.-The Tavern. 2 Gent. Raised the siege! as much as you have raised the Monument.
Enter FREEMAN and COLONEL FEIGNWELL. Free. 'Tis raised, I assure you, Sir. 2 Gent. What will you lay on't ?
Free. Ha, ha, ha! the old fellow swallowed Free. What you please.
the bait as greedily as a gudgeon. 1 Gent. Why I have a brother upon the spot, Col. F. I have him, 'faith, ha, ha, ha! His in the emperor's service: I am certain, if there two thousand pounds secure-If he would were any such thing, I should have had a let- keep his money, he must part with the lady, ter.
ha, ha! 2 Gent. I'll hold you fifty pounds 'tis false.
Enter SACKBUT. Free. "Tis done.
2 Gent. I'll lay you a brace of hundreds up- Sack. Joy, joy, colonel! the luckiest accion the same.
dent in the world. Free. I'll take you.
Col. F. What say'st thou ? Trade. I'll lay any man a brace of thousands Sack. This letter does your business. the siege is raised.
Col. F. [Reads.] TO OBADIAH PRIM, Hosier, Free. The Dutch merchant is your man to near the Building cailed the Monument, in Lons take in.
[Aside to TRADELOVE. don. Trade. Does he not know the news ?
Free. A letter to Prim! How came you by Free. Not a syllable; if he did he would bet it? a hundred thousand pounds as soon as one Sack. Looking over the letters our post-wopenny-he's plaguy rich, and a mighty man at man brought, as I always do, to see what wagers.
[To TRADELOVE. letters are directed to my house, (for she can't Trade. Say you so ?—’Egad, I'll bite him, if read, you must know,) I spied tnis, directed possible-Are you from Holland, Sir ? to Prim, so paid for it among the rest. I have Col. F. Ya, mynbeer.
given the old jade a pint of wine, on purpose Trade. Had you the news before you came to delay time, till you see if the letter be of any away?
service; then I'll seal it up again, and tell her Col. F. What believe you, mynheer. I took it by mistake.-I have read it, and
Trade. What do I believe? Why I believe fancy you'll like the project.-Read, read, that the Spaniards have actually raised the colonel. siege of Cagliari. Col. F. What duyvel's news is dat? 'Tis rived from Pennsylvania, one Simon Pure, 9
Col. F. [Reads.) Friend Prim, there is arniet waer, mynheer 'tis no true, Sir. Trade. 'Tis so true, mynheer, that I'll lay us eleven days, and hath been of great comfort to
leauer of the faithful, who hath sojourned with you two thousand pounds on it.
the brethren.—He intendeth for the quarterly Col. F. Two duysend pound, mynheer, 'tis meeting in London ; I have recommended him to gadaen-dis gentleman sal hold de gelt.
thy house. I pray thee treat him kindly, and (Gives FREEMAN Money: lei thy wife cherish him, for he's of a weakly conTrade. With all my heart—this binds the stitution he will depart from us the third day; wager.
which is all from thy friend in the faith, Free. You have certainly lost, mynheer; the
AMINADAB HOLDFAST.. siege raised indeed.
Col. F. Ik geloy't niet, mynheer Freeman, Ha, ha! excellent! I understand you, landik sal ye dubbled honden, if you please. lord: I am to personate this Simon Pure, am
Free. I am let into the secret, therefore I not? wont win your money.
Sack. Don't you like the hint ? Trade. Ha, ha, ha! I have snapped the Col. F. Admirably well! Dutchman, 'faith, ha, ha! this is no ill day's Free. "Tis the best contrivance in the world, work.-Pray, may I crave your name, myn- if the right Simon gets not there before youheer?
Col. F. No, no, the quakers never ride post : Col. F. Myn naem, mynheer? myn naem is and suppose, Freeman, you should wait at the Jan Van Timtamtirelereletta Heer Van Feign- Bristol coach, that if you see any such perwell.
son, you might contrive to give me notice Trade. Zounds, 'tis a damned long name; I Free. I will.
[Bell rings. shall never remember it-Myn Heer Van, Tim, Sack. Coining, coming!
[Erit. Tim, Tim-What the devil is it?
Free. Thou must despatch Periwinkle first Free. Oh! never heed: I know the gentle--Remember his uncle, Sir Toby Periwinkle, man, and will pass my word for twice the sum. is an old bachelor of seventy-five—that he has
seven hundred a year, most in abbey-land- mind to marry an English woman-nay, more that he was once in love with your mother; than that, he said somebody told him you had shrewdly suspected by some to be your father. a pretty ward-he wished you had beited her
- That you have been thirty years his ste- instead of your money. ward--and ten years his gentleman-remember Trade. Ay, but he'd be hanged before he'd to improve these hints.
take her instead of the money: the Dutch are Col. F. Never fear; let me alone for that too covetous for that; besides, he did not but what's the steward's name?
know that there were three more of us, I Free. His name is Pillage.
suppose. Col. F. Enough-Now for the country put. Free. So much the better; you may venture Enter SACKBUT.
to give him your consent, if he'll forgive you
the wager. It is not your business to teil him Sack. Zounds! Mr. Freeman, yonder is that your consent will signify nothing, Tradelove in the damned'st passion in the
Trade. That's right, as you say; but will he world.--He swears you are in the house-he do it, think you? says you told him you were to dine here.
Free. I can't tell that; but I'll try what I Free. I did so, ha, ha, ha! he has found can do with him. He has promised to meet himself bit already.
me here an hour hence; I'll feel his pulse, Col. F. The devil! he must not see me in and let you know. If I find it feasible, I'll this dress now. Sack. I told him I expected you here, but what measures you please.
send for you; if not, you are at liberty to take you were not come yet.
Trade. You must extol her beauty, double Free. Very well-make you haste out; her portion, and tell him I have the entire discolonel, and let me alone to deal with him: posal of her, and that she can't marry without where is he?
my consent--and that I am a covetous rogue, Sack. In the King's-head. Free. Ay, ay, very well. Landlord, let able consideration.
and will never part with her without a valuhim know I am come in—and now, Mr. Pil
Free. Ay, ay, let me alone for a lie at a lage, success attend you. [Exit SACKBUT.
pinch. Col. F. Mr. Proteus rather
Trude. 'Egad, if you can bring this to bear, From changing shape, and imitating Jove, Mr. Freeman, "I'll make you whole again : I draw the happy omens of my love.
I'll pay the three hundred pounds you lost
Where will you be ?
Trade. At home: pray heaven you prosper! Free. Zounds! Mr. Tradelove, we're bit, it-If I were but the sole tru:tee now, I should
not fear it.
[Exit. Trade. Bit, do you call it, Mr. Freeman ! Free. Ha, ha, ha!-he has it. [Exit. I'm ruined.-Pox on your news. Free. Pox on the rascal that sent it me.
SCENE III.-PERIWINKLE's House. Trade. Sent it you! Why Gabriel Skinfint Enter Periwinkle on one side, a Footman on has been at the minister's, and spoke with
the other. him; and he has assured him 'tis every syllable false ; he received no such express.
Foot. A gentleman from Coventry inquires Free. I know it: 1 this minute parted with for you,
Sir. my friend, who protested he never sent me
Per. From my uncle, I warrant you : bring any such letter. -Some roguish stock-jobber him up. This will save me the trouble, as has done it on purpose to make me lose my well as the expense, of a journey. money, that's certain: I wish I knew who he
Enter COLONEL, as Mr. Pillage. was; I'd make him repent it,I have lost three hundred pounds by it.
Col. F. Is your name Periwinkle, Sir! Trade. What signifies your three 'hundred Per. It is, Sir. pounds to what I have lost? There's two Col. F. I am sorry for the message I bring. thousand pounds to that Dutchman with a -My old master, whom I served these forty cursed long name, besides the stock I bought: years, claims the sorrow due from a faithful the devil! I could tear my flesh-I must never servant to an indulgent master. (Weeps. show my face upon 'Change more ;-for, by Per. By this I understand, Sir, my uncle, my soul, I can't pay it.
Sir Toby Periwinkle, is dead. Free. I am heartily sorry for it! What can Col. F. He is, Sir, and has left you heir to I serve you in? Shall I speak to the Dutch seven hundred a year, in as good abbey-land merchant, and try to get you time for the pay- as ever paid Peterpence to Rome.-I wish you ment?
long to enjoy it, but my tears will flow when Trade. Time! Ads’heart! I shall never be I tħink of my benefactor.-(Weeps.] Ah! he able to look up again.
good man-he has not left many of his Free. I am very much concerned that I was fellows, the poor lament him sorely. the occasion, and wish I could be an instru- Per. I pray, Sir, what office bore you? ment of retrieving your misfortunes; for my Col. F.‘I was his steward, Sir. own, I value it not. Adlso, a thought comes Per. I have heard him mention you with into my head, that, well improved, may be of much respect: your name is service.
Col. F. Pillage, Sir. Trude. Ah! there's no thought can be of any Per. Ay, Pillage, I do remember he called service to me, without paying the money or you Pillage.-Pray, Mr. Pillage, when did running away:
my uncle die ? Free. How do ye know? What do you think Col. F. Monday last, at four in the mornof my proposing Miss Lovely to him? He is a ing. About two he signed his will, and gave siugle man-and I heard him say he had a it into my hands, and strictly charged me to