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ACT II.

| barony about five years ago, but I abhorred Scene I.The Park.

the fatigue which must have attended it. -1

could never yet bring myself to join with either SIR Philip MODELOVE discovered upon a

party. Bench, with a Woman masked.

Col. F. You are perfectly in the right, sir Sir P. Well but, my dear, are you really Philip-a fine person should not embark himself constant to your keeper?

in the slovenly concern of politics: dress and Wom. Yes, really, sir.--Hey-day! who comes pleasure are objects proper for the soul of a yonder? He cuts a mighty figure.

line gentleman. Sir P. Ha! a stranger, by his equipage keep- Sir P. And love--ing so close at his heels.

He has the appear

Col. F. Oh! that's included under the article ance of a man of quality.—Positively French, of pleasure. by his dancing air.

Sir P. Parbleu! c'est un homme d'esprit. Wom. He crosses, as if he meant to sit down May I crave your name, sir? bere.

Col. F. My name is La Feignwell, sir, al Sir P. He has a mind to make love to thee, child. service.

Sir P. The La Feignwells are French, I Enter COLONEL.

know; though the name is become very nuWom. It will be to no purpose if he does. merous in Great Britain of late years, I was Sir P. Are you resolved to be cruel then ? sure you was French the moment I laid my

Col. F. You must be very cruel indeed, if eyes upon you; I could not come into the you can deny any thing to so fine a gentleman, supposition of your being an Englishman: this madam.

| Takes out his Watch. island produces few such ornaments. Wom. I never mind the outside of a man. Col. F. Are you married, sir Philip?

Col. F. And I'ın afraid thou art no judge Sir P. No; nor do I believe I shall ever of the inside.

enter into that honourable state: I have an Sir P. I am positively of your mind, sir; absolute tendre for the whole sex. for creatures of her function seldom penetrate Col. F. That's more than they bave for you, beyond the pocket.

I dare swear: [Aside] I find I was very much Wom. Coxcombs! [Aside, and exit. mistaken-I imagined you had been married

Sir P. Pray, what says your watch? mine to that young lady whom I saw in the chariot is down. [Pulling out his Watch. with you this morning in Gracechurch-street

. Col. F. I want thirty-six minutes of twelve, sir. Sir P. Who, Nancy Lovely? I am a piece

[Puts up his Watch, and takes oiit of a guardian to that lady: You must know his Snuff-box.

her father, I thank him, joined me with three Sir P. May I presume, sir.

of the most preposterous old fellows – that, Col. F. Sir, you bonour me.

upon my soul, I am in pain for the poor girl: [Presenting the Bor. she must certainly lead apes,?) ha, ha! Sir P. He speaks good English--though he Col. F. That's a pity, sir Philip. If the lady must be a foreigner. ( Aside]— This snuff is would give me leave, I would endeavour to extremely good—and ihe box prodigious fine: avert that curse. the work is French, I presume, sir.

Sir P. As to the lady, she'd gladly be rid Col. F. I bought it in Paris, sir.—I do think of us at any rate, I believe; but here's the the workmanship, pretty neat,

mischief: he who marries miss Lovely, must Sir P. Neat!''tís exquisitely fine, sir. Pray, have the consent of us all four-or not a penny sir, if I may take the liberty of inquiring of her portion.-For my part, I shall never what country is so happy to claim the birth approve of any but a nan of 'figure-and the of the finest gentleman in the universe ? rest are not only averse lo cleanliness, but have France, I presume.

each a peculiar taste to gratify:-For my part, Col. F. "Then you don't think me an En- I declare I would prefer you to all men I ever saw. glishman?

Col. F. And I her to all womenSir P. No, upon my soul, don't I.

Sir P. I assure you, Mr. Feignwell, I am Col. F. I am sorry for't.

for marrying her, for I hate the trouble of a Sir P. Impossible you should wish to be guardian, especially among such wretches; but an Englishman! Pardon me, sir, this island resolve never to agree to the choice of any could not produce a person of such alertness. one of them and i fancy they'll be even with

Col. F. As this mirror shows you, sir. [Puts me, for they never came into any proposal of up a pocket-glass to Sir Philip's Face] I mine yet. know not how 10 distinguish you, sir: but your Col. F. I wish I had leave to try them, sir Philip. mien and address speak you right honourable. Sir P. With all my soul, sir; I can refuse

Sir P. Thus great souls judge of others by a person of your appearance nothing: themselves, I am only adorned with knig!it- Col. F. Sir, I am infinitely obliged to you, hood: that's all, I assure you, sir; my name Sir P. But do you really like matrimony is sir Philip Modelove.

Col. 1. I believe I could with that lady. Col. F. Of French extraction?

Sir P. The only point in which we differ. Sir P. My father was French.

-But you are master of so many qualifications, Col. F. One may plainly perceive it-There that I can excuse one fault: fór I must thick is a certain gaiety peculiar io my nation for it a fault in a fine gentleman; and that you I will own myself a Frenchman) which dis- are such, I'll give it under my band. tinguishes us every where.--A person of your figure would be a vast addition to a coronet.

1) The inevitable fate of all young ladies dying oldset Sir P. I must own I had the offer of a

according to the English proverb, is, that they show lead apes in hell,

we go

Col. F. I wish you'd give me your consent servant Tabitha : the eril spirit was at that time to marry miss Lovely under your hand, sir Philip. too strong, and they both became subject to Sir P. I'll do't

, if you'll step into St. James's its workings--not from any outward provoCoffee-house, where we may have pen and ink cation-but from an inward call: be was not -though I can't foresee what advantage my tainted with the rottenness of the fashions, nor consent will be to you, without you can find did his eyes take in the drunkenness of beauty. a way to get the rest of the guardians. - But Miss L. No! that's plainly to be seen. Il introduce you, however. She is now at a Mrs. P. Tabitha is one of the faithful: he quaker's, where I carried ber this morning, fell not with a stranger. when you saw us in Gracechurch-street. -Í Miss L. So! then you hold wenching no assure you she has an odd ragoût of guardians, crime, provided it be within the pale of your as you will find when you hear the characters, own tribe. You are an excellent casuist, liuly! which I'll endeavour to give you as along.--Hey! Pierre, Jacque, Renno.-Where

Enter Obadiah PRIM. are you all, scoundrels?-Order the chariot to Obad. Not stripped of thy vanity yet, Anne! St. James's Coffee-house.

Why dost thou not make her put if off, Sarab? Col. F. Le Noir, Le Brur, Le Blanc-Mor- Mrs. P. She will not do it. bleu, ou sont ces coquins là ? Allons, monsieur Obad. Verily thy naked bosom troubleth my le Chevalier.

outward man: I pray thee hide it, Anne: put Sir P. Ah! Pardonnez moi, monsieur. on a handkerchief, Anne Lovely. Col. F. Not one step upon my soul, sir Philip. Miss L. I bate bandkerchiefs when 'tis not Sir P. The best bred man in Europe, po- cold weather, Mr. Prim. sitively

[Exeunt. Mrs. P. I have seen thee wear a handkerScene II.-OBADIAH PRIM's House.

chief, nay, and a mask to boot, ) in the middle

of July. Enter Miss Lovely and MRS. PRIM. Miss L. Ay, to keep the sun from scorching me. Mrs. P. Then thou wilt not obey me: and Obad. If thou couldst not bear the sunbeams, itou dost really think those fallals become thee? how dost thou think man can bear thy beams? Miss L. I do, indeed.

Those breasts inflame desire: let them be hid, Mrs. P. Now will I be judged by all sober I say: people, if I don't look more like a modest Miss L. Let me be quiet, I say.-Must I be woman than thou dost, Anne.

tormented thus for ever? Sure no woman's Miss L. More like a hypocrite you mean, condition ever equalled mine! Foppery, folly, Mrs. Prim.

avarice, and hypocrisy are, by turns; my conMrs. P. Ah! Anne, Anne, that wicked Philip stant companions-! cannot think my father Modelove will undo thee. - Satan so fills thy meant this tyranny! No, you usurp an authorheart with pride, during the three months of ity which he never intended you should take. bis guardianship, that thou becomest a stumb- Obad. Hark thee, dost thou-call good counsel ling-block to the upright.

tyranny? Do for my wife tyrannise, when Miss L. Pray who are they? Are the pinched we desire thee in all love to put off thy temptcap and formal hood the emblems of sanctity? ing attire? Does

your virtue consist in your dress, Mrs. Miss L. I wish I were in my grave! Kill Prim?

me rather than treat me thus. Mrs. P. It doth not consist in cut hair, Obad. Kill thee! ha, ha! thou thinkest thou spotted face, ?) and a bare neck.—Oh the wicked- art acting some lewd play sure:- Kill thee! ness of the generation! the primitive women Art thou prepared for death, Anne Lovely? knew not the abomination of hooped petticoats. No, no, thou wouldst rather have a husband,

Miss L. No; nor the abomination of cant Anne:- Thou wantest a gilt coach, with six neither. Don't tell me, Mrs. Prim, don't. - I lazy fellows behind, to Nant it in the ring of know you have as much pride, vanity, self- vanity, among the princes and rulers of the conceit, and ambition among you, couched land—who pamper 'themselves with the fatness under that formal habit and sanctified coun- thereof; but I will take care that none shall tenance, as the proudest of us all; but the squander away thy father's estate; thou shalt world begins to see your prudery.

marry none such, Anne. Mrs. P. Prudery! What! do they invent Miss L. Would you marry me to new words as well as new fashions? Ah! poor your own canting, sect? fantastic age, I pity thee.- Poor deluded Anne, Obad. Yea, verily, no one else shall ever which dost thou think most resembleth the get my consent, I do assure thee, Anne. saint, and which the sinner, thy dress or mine? Miss L. And I do assure thee, Obadiah, that Thy naked bosom allureth the eye of the by- I will as soon turn Papist, and die in a convent. stander-encourageth the frailty of human na

Mrs. P. () wickedness! ture-and corrupteth the soul with evil longings. Miss L. O stupidity! Miss L. And pray who corrupted your son

Obad, O blindness of heart! Tobias with evil' longings? Your maid Tabitha Miss L. Thou blinder of the world, don't wore a handkerchiel, and yet he made the provoke me-lest I betray your sanctity, and saint a sinner.

leave your wife to judge of your purity ? Mrs. P. Well, well, spit thy malice. I con- What were the emotions of your spirit-when fess satan did buffet my son Tobias, and my you squeez'd Mary by the hand last night in "} The fashious of the times in which that piece was ihe pantry:- When she told you, you bussed

witty account of the ladies showing the political party bosoms, when you begged her to show you a written. Addison, in his spectator No. 81. gives a very so filthily? Ah! you had no aversion to naked to which they belonged, by the manner in which they wore these patches.

1) To boot, signifies, besides.

one of

little, little, little bit of her delicious bosom - I nothing that resembleth Philip Modelove sball Don't you remember those words, Mr. Prim? I love; mark that — therefore, friend Philip, Mrs. P. What does she say, Obadiah? I bring no more of thy own apes

under

my

rool. Obad. She talketh unintelligibly, Sarah... Sir P. I am so entirely a stranger io the Which

way

did she hear this? This should monsters of thy breed, that I shall bring none not have reach'd the ears of the wicked ones: of them I am sure. Verily it troubleth me.

[Aside. Col. F.'I am likely to have a pretty task

by the time I have gone through them all ; Enter Servant,

but she's a city worth taking, and 'egad I'll Sero. Philip Modelove, whom they call sir carry on the siege: if I can but blow up

the Philip, is below, and such another with him: out-works, I fancy I am prelly secure of the shall í send them up?

lown.

[A side. Obad. Yea. [Exit Servant.

Enter Servant. Enter Sir PhilIP Modelove and COLONEL love demand to see thee.

Serv. Toby Periwinkle and Thomas Trade

[To Sir Philip FEIGNWELL.

Sir P. Bid them come up. [Exit Servant. Sir P. How dost thou do, friend Prim? Miss L. Deliver me from such an inundation Odso!

my she friend here too! What, are you of noise and nonsense. Oh, Feignwell! whaterer documenting miss Nancy? Reading her a lec- thy contrivance be, prosper it, beaven. [Exil. ture upon the pinch'd coif, I warrant ye! Sir P. Sic transit gloria mundi!

Mrs. P. I am sure tbou didst never read her any lecture that was good.—My flesh so

Enter PeriwINKLE and TraDeLOVE. riseth at these wicked ones, that prudence ad-These are my brother guardians, Mr. Feiguviseth me to withdraw from their sight. [Exit. well.

Col. F. Oh, that I could find means to speak Pr'ythee observe the creatures. with her! How charming she appears. I wish

[Aside to Colonel Feignwell. I could get this letter into her hand. [Aside. Trade. Well, sir Philip, I obey your summons.

Sir P. Well, miss, I hope thou hast got Per. Pray what have you to offer for the the better of them.

good of miss Lovely, sir Philip? Miss L. The difficulties of my life are not Sir P. First I desire to know what you lo be surmounted, sir Philip.- I hate the im- intend to do with that lady? Must she be sent pertinence of him as much as the stupidity of to the Indies for a venture-or live an old maid, the other.

[Aside. and then be entered amongst your curiosities, Obad. Verily, Philip, thou wilt spoil this and shown for a monster, Mr. Periwinkle ? maiden.

Col. F. Humph, curiosities; that must be Sir P. I find we still differ in opinion, but the virtuoso. that we may none of us spoil her, pr’ythee, Per. Why what would you do with her? Prim, let us consent to marry her. - I have Sir P. I would recommend this gentleman sent for our brother guardians to meet me to her for a husband, sir-a person whom ! here about this very thing.–Madam, will you have pick'd out from the whole race of mankind. give me leave to recommend a husband to you? Obad. I would advise thee to shuffle bim - Here's a gentleman, whom, in my mind, again with the rest of mankind; for[ like him not, you can have no objection to.

Col. F. Pray, sir, without offence to your [Presents the Colonel to her; she formality, what may be your objections? looks another Way:

Obad. Thy person, thy manners, thy dress, Miss L. Heaven deliver me from the formalthy acquaintance,-thy every thing, friend. and the fantastic fool!

Sir P. You are most particularly obliging, Col. F. A fine woman-a fine horse, and friend. Ha, ha. fine equipage, are the finest things in the uni- Trade. What business do follow, verse: and if I am so happy to possess you, pray, sir? madam, I shall become the envy of mankind, Col. F, Humph, by that question he must as much as you outshine your whole sex. be the broker. [ Aside] Business, sir! the bu

[As he takes her Hand to kiss it, he en-siness of a gentleman.

deavours to put a Letter into it; she Trade. That is as much as to say, you dress

lets it drop-Prim takes it up. fine, feed bigh, lie with every woman you like, Miss L. I have no ambition to appear con- and pay your surgeon's bills better than your spicuously ridiculous, sir. [Turning from him. tailor's or your butcher's.

Col. F. So fail the hopes of Feignwell. Col. F. The court is much obliged 10 you,

Miss L. Ha! Feignwell's 'tis be! What have sir, for your character of a gentleman. I done? Prim has the letter, and it will be Trade. The court, sir! What would the discover'd.

[Aside. court do without us citizens ? Obad. Friend, I know not thy name, so Sir P. Without your wives and daughters, cannot cail thee by it; but thou seest thy letter you mean, Mr. Tradelove. is unwelcome to the maiden; she will not read it. Per. Have you ever travelled, sir?

Miss L. Nor shall you; [Snatches the Letter] Col. F. That question must not be answer'd I'll tear it in a thousand pieces, and scatter it, now. [-Aside] In books I have, sir. as I will the hopes of all those that any of you Per. In books! That's fine travelling indeed shall recommend to me. [Tears thé Letter. -Sir Philip, when you present a person

Sir P. Ha! Right woman, 'faith! like, he shall have my consent to marry miss Col. F. Excellent woman! [Aside. Lovely; till when, your servant. Obad. Friend, thy garb savoureth too much Col. F. I'll make you like me before I have of the vanity of the age for my approbation ; done with you, or I'am mistaken.

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Trade. And when you can convince me babit pleases me extremely: 'tis very antique, that a beau is more useful to my country than and for that I like it. a merchant, you shall have mine; till then you Col. F. 'Tis very antique, sir :- this habit

[Exit. once belonged to the famous Claudius PtoleCol. F. So much for trade-I'll fit you too. meus, who lived in the year one hundred and

TAside. thirty-five. Sir P. In my opinion this is very inhuman Sack. If he keeps up to the sample, he shal! treatment, as to the lady, Mr. Prim. lie with the devil for a bean-stack, and win Obad. Thy opinion and mine happen to differ it every straw.

[Aside. as much as our occupations, friend: business Per. A hundred and thirty-five! why, that's requireth my presence, and folly thine; and prodigious now!-Well, certainly 'tis the finest so I must bid 'thee farewell.

[Exit. thing in the world to be a traveller. Sir P. Here's breeding for you, Mr. Feign- Col. F. For my part I value none of the well!–Gad take me.

modern fashions á fig-leaf. Half my estate l'd give to see 'em bit. Per. No more don't I, sir: I had rather be Col. F. I hope to bile you all, if my plot the jest of a fool than his favourite -I am

[Excunt. laughed at here for my singularity:- This coat,

you must know, sir, was formerly wore by ACT III.

that ingenious and very learned person, Mr.

John Tradescant of Lambeth.
SCENE I.-A Tavern.

Col. F. John Tradescant! Let me embrace Colonel FeignWELL is discovered in an you, sir-John Tradescant was my uncle, by Egyptian Dress, with SackBUT.

my mother's side; and I thank you for the Sack. A lucky beginning, colonel -- you have honour you do his memory: he was a very got the old beau's consent.

curious man indeed. Cot. F. Ay, he's a reasonable creature; but Per. Your uncle, sir - Nay, then 'tis no the other three will require some pains. Shall wonder that your taste is so refined; why you I pass upon him, think you? 'Egad, in my have it in your blood.—My humble service to mind, I look as antique as if I had been pre- you, sir; to the immortal memory of John serrd in the ark.

'Tradescant, your never-to-be-forgotten uncle. Sack. Pass upon him! ay, ay, if

you
have

[Drinks. assurance enough.

Col. F. Give me a glass, landlord. Col. F. I have no apprehension from that Per. I find you are primitive, even in your quarter; assurance is the cockade of a soldiet wine : Canary was the drink of our wise foreSack. Ay, but the assurance of a soldier fathers ; 'tis balsamic, and saves the charge of differs much from that of a traveller-Can you 'pothecaries cordials-Oh! that I had lived in lie with a good grace?

- your uncle's days! or rather, that he were Col. F. Ås heartily, when my mistress is now alive!-Oh! how proud he'd be of such the prize, as I would meet the foe when my a nephew! country callid and king commanded: so don't Sack. Oh pox ! that would have spoil'd the Fou fear that part: if he don't know me again, jest.

[Aside. I am safe. I hope he'll come.

Per. A person of your curiosity must have Sack. I wish all my, debts would come as collected many rarities. sure: I told him you had been a great tra- Col. F. I have some, sir, which are not yet seller, had many valuable curiosities, and was come ashore; as an Egyptian idol. a person

of most singular taste: he seem'd Per. Pray what may that be? transported, and begg'd me to keep you, till Col. F. It is, sir, a kind of an ape, which

they formerly worshipp'd in that country: 1 Col. F. Ay, ay, he need not fear my run- took it from the breast of a female mummy. ning away.- Let's have a bottle of sack, land- Per. Ha, ha! our women retain part of their lord; our ancestors drank sack.

idolatry to this day; for many an ape lies on Sack. You shall have it.

a lady's breast, ha, ha! Col. F. And whereabouts is the trap-door Sack. A smart old thief.

[Aside. fou mentioned ?

Col. F. Two tusks of an hippopotamus, two Sack. There's the conveyance, sir. , [Exit. pair of Chinese nut-crackers, and one ÉgypCol. F. Now, if I should cheat all these ro- tian mummy. guish guardians, and carry off my mistress in Per. Pray, sir, bave you never a crocodile? triumph, it would be what the French call a Col. F. Humph! the boatswain brought one grand coup d'éclat.-Odso! here comes Peri- with a design to show it, but touching at Rotwinkle.-Ah! deuce take this beard; pray Ju- terdam, and hearing it was no rarity in Engpiler it does not give me the slip and spoil all. land, he sold it to a Dutch poet.--Look ye, sir,

do you see this little vial? Enter SACKBUT with Wine, and PERIWINKLE

Per. Pray you what is it? following:

Col. F. This is call’d poluslosboio. Sack. Sir, this gentleman hearing you have Per. Poluflosboio!-It has a rumbling sound. been a great traveller, and a person of fine Col. F. Right, sir; it proceeds from a rumspeculation, begs leave to take a glass with bling nature-This water was part of those you: he is a nian of a curious taste himself. waves which bore Cleopatra's ressel when she

Col F. The gentleman bas it in his face saild to meet Anthony: and garb; sir, you are welcome.

Per. Well, of all that travelled, none had Per. Sir, I honour a traveller and men of a taste like you. your inquiring disposition; the oddness of your Col. F. But here's the wonder of the world.

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-This, sir, is called zona, or moros muspho-l, Sack. Your's seem'd just the same — Faith, non; the virtues of this are inestimable. I wish this girdle were mine, I'd sell wine no

Per. Moros musphonon! What in the name more. Harkye, Mr. Periwinkle, [Takes him of wisdom can that be? - to me it seems a aside till the Colonel rises again] if he would plain belt.

sell this girdle, you night travel with great Col. F. This girdle has carried me all the expedition. world over.

Col. F. But it is not to be parted with for money. Per. You have carried it, you mean. Per. I am sorry for't, sir, because I think

Col. F. I mean as I say, sir.- Whenever I it the greatest curiosity I ever heard of. am girded with this I am invisible; and by Col. F. By the advice of a learned physiturning this little screw, can be in the court ognomist in Grand Cairo, who consulted the of the great mogul, the grand signior, and lines in my face, I returned to England, where king George, in as little time as your cook he told me I should find a rarity in the keepcan poach an egg.

ing of four men, which I was born to possess Per. You must pardon me, sir, I can't believe it. for the benefit of mankind: and the first of

Col. F. If my landlord pleases, he shall try the four that gave me his consent, I should the experiment immediately.

present him with this girdle-Till I have found Sack. thank you kindly, sir; but I have ibis jewel, I shall not part with the girdle. no inclination to ride post to the devil. Per. What can this rarily be? Didn't be

Col. F. No, no, you shan't stir a foot; I'll name it to you? only make you invisible.

Col. F. Yes, sir; he call'd it a chaste, beauŠack. But if you could not make me visible riful, unaffected woman. again.

Per. Pish! women are no rarities; women Per. Come, try it upon me, sir; I am not are the very gewgaws of the creation; playafraid of the devil nor all his tricks.- 'Sbud, ) things for boys, who when they wrile man I'll stand 'em all.

they ought to throw aside. Col. F. There, sir, put it on.-Come, land- Šack. A fine lecture to be read to a circle lord, you and I must face the east. [They of ladies!

[ Aside. turn about] Is it on, sir?

Per. What woman is there, dressd in all Per. 'Tis on. [They turn about again. the pride and foppery of the times, can boast Sack. Heaven protect me! where is he? of such a foretop as the cockatoo ? Per. Why bere, just where I was.

Col. F. I musi humour him. [Aside) Such Sack. Where, where, in the name of vir- a skin as the lizard ?

Tbird? tue? Ah, poor Mr. Periwinkle! - 'Egad, look Per. Such a shining breast as the hummingto't, you had best, sir; and let him be seen Col. F. Such a shape as the antelope? again, or I shall have you burnt for a wizard. Per. Or, in all the artful mixture of their Col. F. Have patience, good landlord. various dresses, have they half the beauty of Per. But really don't you see me now? one box of butterflies?

Sack. No more than I see my grandmother, Col. F. No; that must be allow'd-For my that died forty years ago.

part, if it were not for the benefit of mankind, Per. Are you sure you don't lie? Methinks I'd have nothing to do with them; for they I stand just where I did, and see you as plain are as indifferent to 'me as a sparrow or as I did before.

flesh-fly. Sack. Ab! I wish I could see you once again. Per. Pray, sir, what benefit is the world to Col. F. Take off the girdle, sir.

reap from ihis lady ?

[He takes it off: Col. F. Why, sir, she is to bear me a son, Sack. Ah, sir, I am glad to see you with who shall-revive the art of embalming, and the all my heart.

[Embraces him. old Roman manner of burying the dead; and Per. This is very odd; certainly there must for the benefit of posteri:y, he is to discover be some trick in't.—Pray, sir, will you do me the longitude, so long sought for in vain. the favour to put it on yourself?

Per. Od! these are valuable things, Mr.
Col. F. With all my heart.

Sackbut!
Per. But first I'll secure the door.

Sack. He hits it off admirably; and t'other Col. F. You know how to turn the screw, swallows it like sack and sugar. [Aside] CerMr. Sackbut.

tainly this lady must be your ward, Mr. PeriSack. Yes, yes—Come, Mr. Periwinkle, we winkle, by her being under the care of four must turn full east. [They turn; the Co-persons.

lonel sinks through the Trap-door. Per. By the description it should — 'Egad, Col. F. 'Tis done; now turn. [They turn. if I could get that girdle, I'd ride with the sun,

Per. Ha! mercy upon me; my flesh creeps and make the tour of the world in four-andupon my bones. — This must be a conjurer, twenty hours. [Aside] And you are to give Mr. Sackbut.

that girdle to the first of the four guardians Sack. He's the devil, I think.

that shall give his consent to marry that lady, Per. Oh, Mr. Sackbut, why do you name say you, sir? the devil, when perhaps be may be at your Col. F. I am so order'd, when I can find him. elbow?

Per. I fancy I know the very woman- -her
Sack. At my elbow! Marry, heaven forbid ! name is Anne Lovely.
Col. F. Are you
satisfied ?

Col. F. Excellent! – He said, indeed, that the [From under the Stage. first letter of her name was L. Per. Yes, sir, yes — How bollow his voice Per. Did he really? – Well, that's prodisounds!

giously amazing, that a person in Grand Cairo 1) Corrupted from God's blood.

should know any thing of my ward,

a

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