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Greg. It's genteel, the squire does the same.

Enter HARRY and JAMES. Dor. Pray, Sir, what are you willing I shall do with my family?

Har. Were ever two fools sent on such a Greg. Whatever you please.

message as we are, in quest of a dumb doctor? Dor. My four little children, that are con- Jam. Blame your own cursed memory, that tinually crying for bread.

made you forget his name. For my part, I'll Greg. Give 'em a rod! best cure in the travel through the world rather than return world for crying children.

without him ; that were as much as a limb or Dor. And do you imagine, sot

two were worth. Greg. Hark ye, my dear; you know my

Har. Was ever such a cursed misfortune! temper is not over and above passive, and that to lose the letter! I should not even know his my arm is extremely active.

name if I were to hear it. Dor. I langh at your threats, poor, beggarly,

Dor. Can I find no invention to be revenged ? insolent fellow.

-Heyday! who are these? Greg. Soft object of my wishing eyes, I shall Jam. Harkye, mistress, do you know where play with your pretty ears.

--where-where doctor what-d’ye-call him Dor. Touch me, if you dare, you insolent, lives? impudent, dirty, lazy, rascally

Dor. Doctor who? Greg. Oh, ho, ho! you will have it then, I Jam, Doctor-doctor-what's his name? find.

(Beats hér. Dor. Hey! what has the fellow a mind to Dor. O murder! murder !

banter me?

Har. Is there no physician hereabouts,

famous for curing dumbness ? Enter SQUIRE ROBERT.

Dor. I fancy you have no need of such a

physician, Mr. Impertinence. Rob. What's the matter here? fy upon you, Har. Don't mistake us, good woman; we neighbour, to beat your wife in this scandalous don't mean to banter you; we are sent by our manner. Dor. Well, Sir, and I have a mind to be for a certain physician, who lives hereabouts;

master, whose daughter has lost her speech, beat, and what then?

we have lost our direction, and 'tis as much as Rob. O dear, Madam ! I give my consent our lives are worth to return without him. with all my heart and soul.

Dor. There is one Doctor Lazy lives just by, Dor. What's that to you, saucebox? Is it but he has left off practising. You would not any business of yours?

get him a mile, to save the lives of a thousand Rob. No, certainly, Madam.

patients. Dor. Here's an impertinent fellow for you, Jam. Direct us but to him; we'll bring him wont suffer a husband to beat his own wife !

with us one way or other, I warrant you. Rob. Neighbour, I ask your pardon heart

Hur. Ay, ay, we'll have him with us, though ily; here, take and thrash your wife, beat her we carry him on our backs. as you ought to do.

Dor. Ha! Heaven has inspired me with one Greg. No, Sir, I wont beat her.

of the most admirable inventions to be reRob. O! Sir, that's another thing. Greg. I'll beat her when I please, and will you, if you can get him with you, he'll do your

venged on my hang-dog! [Aside.). I assure not beat her when I do not please. She is my young lady's business for her; he's reckoned wise, and not yours.

one of the best physicians in the world, espeRob. Certainly:

cially for dumbness. Dor. Give me the stick, dear husband.

Har. Pray, tell us where he lives? Rob. Well, if ever I attempt to part hus. Dor. You'll never be able to get him out of band and wife again, may I be beaten myself. his own house; but, if you watch hereabouts,

(Exit. you'll certainly meet with him, for he very Greg. Come, my dear, let us be friends.

often amuses himself bere with cutting of wood. Dor. What, after beating me so?

Har. A physician cut wood ?
Greg. 'Twas but in jest.
Dor. I desire you will crack your jests on ing after herbs, you mean.

Jam. I suppose he amuses himself in searchyour own bones, not on mine. Greg. Psha ! you know, you and I are one,

Dor. No, he's one of the most extraordinary

men in the world: he goes dressed like a comand I beat one half of myself when I beat mon clown; for there is nothing he so much you.

dreads, as to be known for a physician. Dor. Yes, but for the future I desire you

Jam. All your great men have strange oddi. will beat the other half of yourself.

ties about 'em. Greg. Come, my pretty dear, I ask pardon, Dor. Why, he will suffer himself to be beat, I'm sorry for't.

before he will own himself to be a physician: Dor. For once I pardon you,--but you shall and I'll give you my word, you'll never make

him own himself one, unless you both of you Greg. Psha! Psha! child, these are only take a good cudgel, and thrash bim into it; little affairs, necessary in friendship; four or 'tis what we are all forced to do when we have five good blows with a cudgel between your any need of him. very fond couples, only tend to heighten the Jam. What a ridiculous whim is here ! affections. I'll now to the wood, and I pro- Dor. Very true; and in so great a man. mise thee to make a hundred faggots before I Jam. And is he so very skilful a man? come home again.

[Erit. Dor. If I am not revenged on those blows half a year ago, a woman was given over by

Dor. Skilful? why he does miracles. About of yours !-Oh, that I could but think of some all her physicians, nay, she had been dead method to be revenged on him! Hang the some time when this great man came to her, rogue, he's quite insensible of cuckoldom.

as soon as he saw her, he poured a little drop on, that I could find out some invention to of something down her throat-he had no get him well drubbed!

sooner done it, than she got out of her bed,

pay for it.

and walked about the room, as if there had Jum. O pray, Sir, leave this idle discourse. been nothing the matter with her.

Can a person, like you, amuse himself in this Both. Oh, prodigious!

manner ? Can a learned and famous physician, Dor. 'Tis not above three weeks ago, that a like you, try to disguise himself to the world, child of twelve years old fell from the top of a and bury such fine talents in the woods ? house to the bottom, and broke its skull, its Greg. The fellow's a fool. arms, and legs. Our physician was no sooner Jam. Let me intréat you, Sir, not to dissemdrubbed into making him a visit, than, having ble with us. rubbed the child all over with a certain oint. Har. It is in vaio, Sir; we know what you ment, it got upon its legs, and ran away to are. play.

Greg. Know what you are! what do you Both. Oh, most wonderful!

know of me? Har. Hey gad, James we'll drub him out of Jam. Why, we know you, Sir, to be a very a pot of this ointment.

great physician. Jam. But can be cure dumbness?

Greg. Physician in your teeth! I a phyDor. Dumbness! why the curate of our sician! parish's wife was born dumb, and the doctor, Jam. The fit is on him.-Sir, let me beseech with a sort of wash, washed her tongue ?till he you to conceal yourself no longer, and oblige set it a-going, so that in less than a month's us to-you know what. tinje she out-talked her husband.

Greg Devil take me, if I know what, Sir. Har. This must be the very man we were But I know this, that I'm no physician. sent after.

Jam. We must proceed to the usual remedy, Dor. Yonder is the very man I speak of. I find. And so you are no physician ? Jam. What, that he yonder?

Greg. No. Dor. The very same.--He has spied us, and Jam. You are no physician ? taken up his bill.

Greg. No, I tell you. Jam. Come, Harry, don't let us lose one Jam. Well, if we must, we must. (Beats kim. moment.-Mistress, your servant; we give Greg. Oh! oh! Genilemen! Gentlemen! you ten thousand thanks for this favour. what are you doing? I am-I am—wbaterer

Dor. Be sure and make good use of your you please to bave me ! sticks.

Jam. Why will you oblige us, Sir, to this Jam. He sha'n't want that. [Ereunt. violence ?

Har. Why will you force us to this trouble. SCENE II.- Another part of the Wood.

some remedy?

Jam. I assure you, Sir, it gives me a great Enter JAMES, HARRY, and GREGORY.

deal of pain. Greg. Pox on't! 'tis most confounded hot Greg. I assure you, Sir, and so it does me.

But weather. Hey! who have we here?

pray, gentlemen, what is the reason that Jam. Sir, your most obedient, humble ser- you have a mind to make a physician of me? vant.

Jum. What! do you deny your being a Greg. Sir, your servant.

physician again? Jam. We are mighty happy in finding you

Greg. And the devil take me if I am. here.

Har. You are no physician? Greg. Ay, like enough.

Greg. May I be banged, if I am. [They beat Jam. "Tis in your power, Sir, to do us a

him.] Oh !-oh!-Dear gentlemen! Oh! for very great favour.-e come, Sir, to implore Heaven's sake ; I am a physician, and an apoyour assistance in a certain affair.

thecary too, if you'll have me: I had rather be Greg. If it be in my power to give you any any thing, than be knocked o' the head. assistance, masters,

1 am very ready to do it. Jum. Dear Sir, I am rejoiced to see you come Jam. Sir, you are extremely obliging-but, to your senses; I ask pardon ten thousand dear Sir, let me beg you'd be covered, the sun times for what you have forced us to. will hurt your complexion.

Greg. Perhaps I am deceived myself, and Har. For Heaven's sake, Sir, be covered. am a physician without knowing it. But,

Greg. These should be footmen, by their dear gentlemen, are you certain I'm a phydress : but should be courtiers,' by their sician ? ceremony.

[ Aside.

Jam. Yes, the greatest physician in the Jam. You must not think it strange, Sir, that world. we come thus to seek after you; men of your Greg. Indeed! capacity will be sought after by the whole Har. A physician that has cured all sorts of world.

distempers. Greg. Truly, gentlemen, though I say it, Greg. The devil I have! that should not say it, I have a pretty good

Jam. That has made a woman walk about hand at a faggot.

the room after she was dead six hours. Jam. O dear Sir!

Har. That set a child upon its legs immeGreg. You may, perhaps, buy, faggots diately after it had broke 'em. cheaper elsewhere ; but, if you find such in

Jam. That made the curate's wife, who was all this country, you shall have mine for no- dumb, talk faster than her husband. thing. To make but one word then with you, Har. Look ye, Sir, you sball have content; you shall have mine for ten shillings a huu. my master will give you whatever you will dred.

demand. Jam. Don't talk in that manner I desire you. Greg. Shall I have whatever I will de

Greg. I could not sell 'em a penny cheaper, mand ? if 'twas to my father.

Jam. You may depend upon it. Jam. Dear Sir, we know you very well- Greg. I am a physician without doubt-I don't jest with us in this manner.

had forgot it, but I begin to recollect myself, Greg. Faith, master, I am so much in ear- - Well-and what is the distemper I am to best, that I can't bate one farthing.

cure ?

China cup

Jam. My young mistress, Sir, has lost her Greg. I am sorry for those blows. tongue,

Sir J. Nothing at all, nothing at all, Sir. Greg. The devil take me if I have found it.- Greg. Which I was obliged to have the But conne, gentlemen, if I must go with you, I honour of laying so thick on you. must have a physician's habit; for a physician Sir J. Let's talk no more of 'em, Sirmy can no more prescribe without a full wig, than daughter, doctor, is fallen into a very strange without a fee.

(Eseunt. distemper.

Greg. Sir, I am overjoyed to hear it: and I Enter DORCAS.

wish with all my heart, you and your whole Dor. I don't remember my heart has gone family had the same occasion for me as your 80 pit-a-pat with joy a long while. Revenge daughter, to show the great desire I have to is surely the most delicious morsel the devil serve you. ever dropped into the mouth of a woman. And

Sir J. Sir, I am obliged to you. this is a revenge which costs nothing; for, Greg. I assure you, Sir, I speak from the Jack-a-day! to plant horns upon a husband's very bottom of my soul. head is more dangerous than is imagined.

Sir J. I do believe you, Sir, from the very Odd! I had a narrow escape when I inet with bottom of mine. this fool; the best of my market was over, and

Greg. What is your daughter's name? I began to grow almost as cheap as a cracked Sir J. My daughter's name is Charlotte.

[Erit. Greg. Are you sure she was christened

Charlotte ?
ACT II.

Sir J. No, Sir, she was christened Char.

lotta. SCENE 1.-SIR Jasper's House.

Greg. Hum! I had rather she should have Enter Sir Jasper and JAMES.

been christened Charlotte, Charlotte is a very

good name for a patient; and let me tell you, Sir J. Where is he? where is he?

the name is often of as much service to the Jam. Only recruiting himself after his jour- patient as the physician is. ney. You need not be impatient, Sir; for, were my young lady dead, he'd bring her to

Enter CHARLOTTE and Maid. life again. He makes no more of bringing a patient to life, than other physicians do of

Sir J. Sir, my daughter's here. killing him.

Greg. Is that my patient? Upon my word, Sir J. 'Tis strange so great a man should she carries no distemper in her countenance, have those unaccountable odd humours you and I fancy a healthy young fellow would sit mentioned.

very well upon her. Jam. 'Tis but a good blow or two, and he Sir J. You make her smile, doctor. comes immediately to himself. Here he is. Greg. So much the better; 'tis a very good Enter GREGORY and HARRY.

sign when we can get a patient to smile ; it is

a sign that the distemper begins to clarify, as Har. Sir, this is the doctor.

we say. Well, child, what's the matter with Sir J. Dear Sir, you're the welcomest man you ? 'what's your distemper? in the world,

Char. Han, hi, hon, han. Greg. Hippocrates says, we should both be Greg. What do you say? covered.

Char. Han, hi, han, hon. Sir J. Ha! does Hippocrates say so? In Greg. What, what, what ?-what chapter, pray?

Char. Han, hi, honGreg. In his chapter of hats.

Greg. Hao! hon! honin ha!- -I don't unSir J. Since Hippocrates says so, I shall derstand a word she says. Han! hi! hon ! obey him,

what the devil of a language is this? Greg. Doctor, after having exceedingly Sir J. Why, that's her distemper, Sir; she's travelled in the highway of letters

become dumb, and no one can assign the Sir J. Doctor! pray whom do you speak to ? cause—and this distemper, Sir, has kept back Greg. To you, doctor.

her marriage. Sir J. Ha, ha !-I am a knight, thank the Greg. Kept back her marriage! why so? king's grace for it; but no doctor.

Sir J. Because her lover refuses to have her Greg. What, you're no doctor ?

till she's cured. Sir J. No, upon my word.

Greg. O lud! was ever such a fool, that Greg. You're no doctor ?

would not have his wife dumb would to Sir J. Doctor! no.

Heaven my wife was dumb, I'd be far from de. Greg. There-'tis done. [Beats him. siring to cure her. Does this distemper, this

Sir J. Done, in the devil's name! what's han, hi, hon, oppress her very much ? done?

Sir J. Yes, Sir. Greg. Why now you are made a doctor of Greg. So much the better. Has she any physic-I am sure it's all the degrees I ever great pains ? took.

Sir J. Very great. Sir J. What devil of a fellow have you Greg. That's just as I would bave it. Give brought here?

me your hand, child. Hum-ha-a very dumb Jam. I told you, Sir, the doctor had strange pulse indeed. whims with him.

Sir J. You have guessed her distemper. Sir J. Whims, quotha !egad, I shall Greg. Ay, Sir, we great physicians know a hind his physicianship over to his good be- distemper immediately : I know some of the haviour, if he has any more of these whims. college would call this the Boree, or the Cou

Greg. Sir, I ask pardon for the liberty I pee, or the Sinkee, or twenty other distempers; have taken.

but'I give you my word, Sir, your daughter is Sir J. Oh! it's very well, it's very well for nothing more than dumb-80 I'd have yon once.

be very easy, for there is nothing else the matter with herif she were not dumb, she water, mixed with one pint of brandy, sts would be as well as I am,

Seville oranges, and three ounces of the best Sir J. But I should be glad to know, doctor, double refined sugar. from whence her dumbness proceeds ?

Sir J. Why, this is punch, doctor. Greg. Nothing so easily accounted for. Her Greg. Punch, Sir! Ay, Sir ; and what's dumbness proceeds from her having lost her better than punch, to make people talk :speech.

Never tell me of your juleps, your gruels, Sir J. But whence, if you please, proceeds your-your--this, and that, and t'other, which her having lost her speech?

are only arts to keep a patient in hand a long Greg. Åll our best authors will tell you, it time. I love to do a business all at once. is the impediment of the action of the tongue. Sir J. Doctor, I ask pardon, you shall be Sir J. But if you please, dear Sir, your obeyed.

(Gires morey. sentiment upon that impediment.

Greg. I'll return in the evening, and see Greg. Aristotle has upon that subject said what effect it has on her. But hold, there's very tine things ; very fine things.

another young lady here, that I must apply Sir J. I believe it, doctor.

some little remedies to. Greg. Ah! he was a great man; he was in- Maid. Who, me? I was never better in my deed a very great man. A man, who upon life, I thank you, Sir. that subject was a man that—but to return to Greg. So much the worse, Madam, so much our reasoning: I hold that this impediment of the worse- -'tis very dangerous to be very the action of the tongue is caused by certain well- -for when one is very well, one has nohumours which our great physicians call- thing else to do, but to take physic, and bleed humours- -humours ah! you understand away. Latin

Sir J. Oh strange! What, bleed when one Sir J. Not in the least.

has no distemper? Greg. What, not understand Latin ?

Greg: It may be strange, perhaps, but 'tis Sir J. No indeed, doctor.

very wholesome. Besides, Madam, it is not Greg. Cabricius arci Thurum Cathalimus, your case, at present, to be very well; at least, Singulariter non. Hæc musa, hic, hæc, hoc, you cannot possibly be well above three days Genitivo hujus, hunc, hanc, Musæ, Bonus, longer ; and it is always best to cure a distembona, bonum. Estne oratio Latinus ? Etiam. per before you have it-or, as we say in Greek, Quia Substantivo & Adjectivum concordat in distemprum bestum est curare ante habestumGeneri, Numerum, & Casus, sic aiunt, prædi- What I shall prescribe you, at present, is to cant, clamitant, & similibus.

take every six hours one of these boluses. Sir J. Ah! Why did I neglect my studies ? Maid. Ha, ha, ha! Why, doctor, these look Har. What a prodigious man is this! exactly like lumps of loaf sugar.

Greg. Besides, Sir, certain spirits passing Greg. Take one of these boluses, I say, from the left side, which is the seat of the liver, every six hours, washing it down with six to the right which is the seat of the heart, we spoonfulls of the best Holland's Geneva. find the lungs, which we call in Latin, Whis- Sir J. Sure you are in jest, doctor !This kerus, having communication with the brain, wench does not show any symptom of a diswhich we name in Greek, Jackbootos, by temper. means of a hollow vein, which we call in He- Greg. Sir Jasper, let me tell you, it were brew, Periwiggus, meet in the road with the not amiss if you yourself took a little lenitive said spirits, which fill the ventricles of the physic: I shall prepare something for you. Omotaplasmus, and because the said humours Sir J. Ha, ha, ha! No, no, doctor, I have have-you comprehend me well, Sir ? and be- escaped both doctors and distempers hitherto, cause the said humours have a certain malig- and I am resolved the distemper shall pay me nity-listen seriously, I beg you.

the first visit. Sir J. I do.

Greg. Say you so, Sir ? Why then, if I can Greg. Have a certain malignity that is get no more patients here, I must even seek caused-be attentive, if you please.

'em elsewhere, and so humbly beggo te Domine Sir J. I am.

Domitii veniam goundi foras. Greg. That is caused, I say, by the acrimony Sir J. Well, this is a physician of vast capaof the humours engendered in the concavity of city, but of exceeding odd humours. [E.seunt. the diaphragm ; thence it arrives, that these

SCENE II.--The Street. vapours, Propria quæ maribus tribuuntur, mas. cula dicas, Ut sunt divorum.-—This, Sir, is the

Enter LEANDER. cause of your daughter's being dumb.

Lean. Ah, Charlotte ! thou hast no reason to Har. Ó that I had but his tongue !

apprehend my ignorance of what thou enSir J. It is impossible to reason better, no durest, since I can so easily guess thy torment doubt. But, dear Sir, there is one thing. I by my own.-Oh how much more justifiable always thought 'till now, that the heart was are ny fears, when you have not only the comon the left side, and the liver on the right. mand of a parent, but the temptation of for.

Greg. Ay, Sir, so they were formerly, but tune to allure you! we have changed all that. The college, at

Enter GREGORY. present, Sir, proceeds upon an entire new method

Greg. Upon my word, this is a good beginSir J. I ask your pardon, Sir.

ning, and sinceGreg: Oh, Sir! there's no harm you're Lean. I have waited for you, doctor, a long not obliged to know so much as we do. time; I'm come to beg your assistance.

Sir J. Very true ; but, doctor, what would Greg. Ay, you have need of my assistance you have done with my daughter ?

indeed! What a pulse is here! What do you Greg. What would I have done with her ? do out of your bed ?

[Feels his pulse Why,

my advice is, that you immediately put Lean. Ha, ha, ha! doctor, you're mistaken; her into a bed warmed with a brass warming- I am not sick, I assure you. pan: cause her to drink one quart of spring Greg. How, Sir! not sick! do you think I don't know when a man is sick, better than he / gentleman explains the case. You say your does himself?

wife is sick of the dropsy? Lean. Well, if I have any distemper, it is Dary. Yes, an't please your worship. the love of that young lady your patient, from Greg. Well, I have made a shift to comprewhom you just now came, and to whom, if you hend your meaning at last; you have the convey me, I swear, dear doctor, I shall be strangest way of describing a distemper. You effectúally cured.

say your wife is always calling for drink; let Greg. Do you take me for a pimp, Sir, a her have as much as she desires, she can't physician for a pimp?

drink too much; and, d’ye hear, give her this Lean. Dear Sir! make no noise.

piece of cheese! Greg. Sir, I will make a noise ; you're an Davy. Cheese, Sir! impertinent fellow.

Greg. Ay, cheese, Sir. The cheese, of Lean. Softly, good Sir!

which this is a part, has cured more people of Greg. I shall show you, Sir, that I'm not a dropsy, than ever had it. such a sort of a person, and that you are an Davy. I give your worship a thousand insolent, saucy-(LEANDER gives a purse.] thanks; I'll go make her take it immediately. I'm not speaking to you, Sir ; but there are

(Exit. certain impertinent fellows in the world, that Greg. Go; and, if she dies, be sore to bury take people for what they are not- which her after the best manner you can. always puts me, Sir, into such a passion, that

Enter DORCAS. Lean. I ask pardon, Sir, for the liberty I have taken.

Dor. I'm like to pay severely for my frolic, Greg. O dear Sir! no offence in the least, if I have lost my husband by it. Pray, Sir, how am I to serve you?

Greg. Oh, physic and matrimony! my wife! Lean. This distemper, Sir, which you are

Dor. For, ihough the rogue used me a little sent for to cure, is feigned.' The physicians roughly, he was as good a workman as any in have reasoned upon it, according to cus-five miles of his head. tom, and have derived it from the brain, from

Greg. What evil stars, in the devil's name, the bowels, from the liver, lungs, lights, I have sent her hither? If I could but persuade and every part of the body'; but the true her to take a pill or two that I'd give her, I cause of it is love; and is an invention of should be a physician to some purpose~come Charlotte's, to deliver her from a match she hider, child, leta me feela your pulsa. dislikes.

Dor. What have you to do with my pulse ? Greg. Hum!—suppose you were to disguise and I am to feel a de pulse of the pation.

Greg. I am de French physicion, my dear, yourself as an apothecary? Lean. I'm not very well known to her fa

Dor. Yes, but I am no pation, Sir, nor want ther, therefore believe I may pass upon him no physicion, good Dr. Ragou. securely.

Greg. Begar, you must be put a to bed, and Greg Go then, disguise yourself immedi- take a de peel; me sal give you de litle peel ately; I'll wait for you here-Ha! methinks I dat sal cure you, as you have more distempre see a patient: I'll e'en continue a physician den evere were hered off. as long as I live.

[Exit LEAND.

Dor. What's the matter with the fool? If you

feel my pulse any more, I shall feel your ears Enter JAMES and Davy.

Greg. Begar, you must takea de peel. Jam. [Speaking to Davy.] Fear not, if he Dor. Begar, I shall not takea de peel. relapse into his humours, I'll qnickly thrash Greg: 1'll take this opportunity to try her. him into the physician again. Doctor, I have [Aside.)-Maye dear, if you will not letia me brought you a patient.

cura you, you sal cura me, you sal be my Dary. My poor wife, doctor, has kept her physicion, and I will give you de fee. bed these six months. [Greg. holds out his

[Holds out a purse. hand.] If your worship would find some means Dor. Ay, my stomach does not go against to cure her.

those pills, and what must I do for your fee? Greg. What's the matter with her ?

Greg. Oh begar! me vill show you, me vill Davy. Why, she has had several physicians; teacha you what you sal doe ; you must come one says 'tis the dropsy; another, 'tis what kissa me now, you must come kissa me. d'ye-call-it, the tumpany; a third says 'tis a Dor. [Kisses him.) As I live, my very hangslow fever, a fourth says the rumatiz; a fifth- dog! I've discovered him in good time, or he Greg. What are the symptoms ?

had discovered me. [Aside.)-Well, doctor, Dary. Symptoms, Sir?

and are you cured now? Greg. Ay, ay, what does she complain of ? Greg. I shall make myself a cuckold pre

Dary. Why, she is always craving and sently. Aside.}-Dis is not a propre place, dis craving for drink, eats nothing at all. Then too publique, for sud any one pass by while I her legs are swelled up as big as a good hand- taka dis physique, it vill preventa de oppera. some post, and as cold they be as a stone. tion.

Greg. Come, to the purpose; speak to the Dor. What physic, doctor? purpose, my friend. [Holding out his hand. Greg. In your ear, dat. [Whispers.

Davy. The purpose is, Sir, that I am come Dor. And in your ear, dat, sirrah, [Hitting to ask what your worship pleases to have done him a box.] Do you dare affront my virtue, you with her.

villain! D’ye think the world should bribe me Greg. Pshaw, pshaw, psbaw! I don't un- to part with my virtue, my dear virtue ? There, derstand one word that you mean.

take your purse again. Jam. His wife is sick, doctor, and he has Greg. But where's the gold ? brought you a guinea for your advice. Give Dor. The gold I'll keep, as an eternal monu." it the doctor, friend. (Davy gives the guinea. ment of my virtue.

Grcg Ay, now I understand you; here's a Greg. O what a happy dog am I, to find my

for you.

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