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hood pretence to reflect upon my conduct, I charge Fel. I understand my cue, mistress ; my absence you instantly to be gone, or expect the treatment is necessary; I'll oblige you. you deserve.
(Going, she takes hold of his. Col. B. (Without.( I ask pardon, madam, and Vio. Oh, let me undeceive you first! will obey: but when I left this house to-night- Fel. Impossible ! Fel. Good!
Vio. 'Tis very possible, if I durst.
Fel. No, no; he's not mistaken.-Pray, madam, Fel. Nay, now or neverlet the gentleman go on.
Vio. Now it cannot be. Vio. Pray be gone, sir; I know of no business Fel. Then it shall never be.-Thou most ungrateyou have here.
ful of thy sex, farewell. [Breaks from her, and est. Col. B. (Without.] I wish I did not know it nei- Vio. Oh, exquisite trial of my friendship! Yet ther. But this house contains my soul; then can not even this shall draw the secret from me. you blame my body for hovering about it?
That I'll preserve, let fortune frown or smile; Fel. Excellent !
And trust to love, my love to reconcile. [Eni, Vio. I tell you again you are mistaken ; however, for your own satisfaction, call to-morrow.
Fel. Matchless impudence! An assignation before my face! No, he shall not live to meet your
ACT NI. wishes. Takes out a pistol, and goes towards the win
SCENE I.-The Street, dow; she catches hold of him. Vio. Ah! (Shrieks.] Hold, I conjure you.
Enter Don LOPEZ. Col. B. To-morrow's an age, madam! may I not be admitted to-night?
Lop. Was ever man thus plagued! Odsheart, I Vio. If you be a gentleman, I command your what to think: sure Frederick had no hand in her
could swallow my dagger for madness! I know not absence. Unfortunate! what will my stars do with me !
(Aside. escape. She must get out of the window, and she Col. B. I have done only this-be careful of could not do that without a ladder; and who could my life, for it is in your keeping.
bring it to her but him? Ay, it must be so! This
[Érit from the window. graceless baggage ! But I'll to Frederick immediFel. Pray observe the gentleman's request, ma- house ; and if I find her, I'll use her-By St. An
ately; I'll take the alguazil with me, and search the dam.
(Walking off from her. Vio. I am all confusion !
(Aside. thony, I don't know how I'll use her! Fel. You are all truth, all love, all faith! Oh, Enter Colonel Briton, with a letter in his hand, and thou all woman! How have I been deceived !
Gibby following. 'Sdeath! could you not have imposed upon me for Col. B. Well, though I could not see my fair isthis one night ? Could neither my faithful love, nor cognita, Fortune, to make me amends, has Aung anall the hazard I have run to see you, make me wor- other intrigue in my way. Oh, how I love these thy to be cheated on ?-Oh, thou
pretty, kind, coming females, that won't give a sua Vio. Can I bear this from you ?
the trouble of racking his invention to deceive thems! Fel. [Repeats.) When I left this house to-night- This letter I received from a lady in a reil-sama To-night! the devil ! return so soon! (Aside. duenna, some necessary implement of Cupid. I sup
Vio. O., Isabella ! what hast thou involved me in! pose the style is frank and easy, I hope like ber that
Fel. (Repeats.] This house contains my soul ! writ it-[Reads.) Sir, I have seen your person, and Sweet soul!
like it-very concise-and, if you will meet me at Vio. Yet I resolve to keep the secret. [ Aside. four o'clock in the morning, upon the Terriera de
Fel. [Repeats. 1 Be careful of my life, for it is in Passa, half an hour's conversation will let me into your your keeping.–Damnation !-How ugly she ap- mind.-Ha, ha, ha! a philosopbical wench! This pears !
is the first time I ever knew a woman had any boeVio. Do not look so sternly or me; but believe ness with the mind of a man. If your intellectu esme, Felix, I have not injured you, nor am I false. swer your outward appearance, the adventure may
Fel. Not false ! not injured me! Oh, Violante, displease you. I expect you'll not attempt to see lost and abandoned to thy vice! Not false! Oh, mon-face, nor offer anything unbecoming the gentleman I strous !
take you for !-Humph! the gentleman she tales Vio. Indeed I am not.-There is a cause which me for! 'I hope she takes me to be fesh and blue I must not reveal. Oh, think how far honour can and then I am sure I shall do nothing unbecoming oblige your sex-then, allow a woman may be bound a gentleman. Well, if I must not see her face, by the same rule to keep a secret.
shall go hard if I don't know where she lives Fel. Honour! what hast thou to do with honour ? Gibby? Thou, that canst admit plurality of lovers ?-A se- Gibby. Here, an lik her honour. cret! ha! ha! ha!-His affairs are wondrous safe Col. B. Follow me at a good distance, do you who trusts his secret in a woman's keeping. But hear, Gibby? you need give yourself no trouble about clearing Gibby. In troth dee I, weel enough, sir. this point, madam, for you are become so indifferent Col. B. I am to meet a lady upon the Terriero de to me, that your truth and false hood are the same. Passa. Enter FLORA.
Gibby. The deel an mine eyn gin I ken her, sir. Flora. So, I have delivered my letter to the Colonel. Madam, your father bede me see what noise
Col. B. But you will when you come there, simh.
Gibby. Like enough, sir; I have as sharp an e that was. For goodness sake, sir, [To FEL.] why tull a bonny lass as e'er a lad in aw Scotland. As do you speak so loud ?
Erit Flora. what mun Í dee wi' ber, sir ?
Col. B. Why, if she and I part, you must watch devil! do they take me for an acre of land, that her home, and bring me word where she lives. they quarrel about right and title to me?
Gibby. In troth sal I, sir, gin the deel tak her not. Flora. Pray, what right have you, mistress, to
Col. B. Come along, then ; it is pretty near the ask that question ? time. I like a woman that rises early to pursue her Inis. No matter for that. I can show a better inclination.
title to him than you, I believe. Thus we improve the pleasure of the day, Flora. What, has he given thee nine months' While tasteless mortals sleep their time away. earnest for a living title ? Ha, ha !
(Ereunt. Inis. Don't fling your faunting jests at me, Mrs.
Boldface, for I won't take them, I assure you. SCENE II.-Frederick's House.
Liss. So! now I'm as great as the famed Alex
ander. But, my dear Statira and Roxana, don't Enter Ixis and LISSARDO.
exert yourselves so much about me. Now, I fancy Liss. Your lady run away, and you know not if you would agree lovingly together, (Gets between whither, say you?
them, and takes a hand of each.) I might, in a modest Inis. She never greatly cared for me, after find-way, satisfy both your demands upon me. ing you and I together. But you are very grave, satisfied so soon as you think, perhaps !
Flora. You satisfy! No, sirrah, I am not to be methinks, Lissardo. Liss. (Looking on the ring.) Not at all. I have
Inis. No, nor I neither.- What do you make some thoughts
, indeed, of altering my course of liv- no difference between us ! ing; there is a critical minute in every man's life,
Flora. You pitiful fellow, you ! -What! you which, if he can but lay hold of, he may make his fancy, I warrant, 1 gave myself the trouble of dogfortune.
ging you, out of love to your filthy person !--but you Inis. Ha! what do I see ? A diamond ring! Where are mistaken, sirrah !--it was to detect your treachthe deuce had he that ring ?-You have got a very ery: -How often have you sworn to me that you pretty ring there, Lissardo.
hated Inis, and only carried fair for the good cheer Liss. Ay, the trifle is pretty enough—but the lady she gave you, but that you could never like a woman who gave it to me is a bona roba in beauty, I assure with crooked legs, you said ! you.
[Cocks his hat and struts. Inis. How, how, sirrah! crooked legs ! Odds, I Inis. I can't bear this—The lady! what lady, pray? could find in my heartLis. O fie! there's a question to ask a gentleman!
(Snatches up her petticoat a little. Inis. A gentleman! why the fellow's spoil'd! Is Liss. Here's a lying young jade, now! Pr’ythee, this your love for me? Ungrateful man! you'll my dear, moderate thy passion. (Coaxingly. break my heart, so you will ! [Bursts into tears.
Inis. I'd have you to know, sirrah, my legs were Liss. Poor tender-hearted fool !
never-Your master, I hope, understands legs better Inis. If I knew who gave you that ring, I'd tear than you do, sirrah.
(Passionately. her eyes out, so I would !
(Sobs. Liss. My master !-So, so! Liss. So, now the jade wants a little coaxing.
(Shaking his head and winking. Why, what dost weep for now, my dear, ha?
Flora. I am glad I have done some mischief, howInis. I suppose Flora gave you that ring, but I'll ever. Liss. No, the devil take me if she did : you make
Liss. (To Inis.) Art thou really so foolish to me swear now.-So, they are all for the ring, but I mind what an enraged woman says?" Don't you see shall bob them. I did but joke ; the ring is none she does it on purpose to part you and I ? [Runs to of mine, it is my master's; I am to give it to be new Flora.] Could not you find the joke without putset, that's all; therefore, pr’ythee, dry thy eyes, ting yourself in a passion, you silly, girl, you ? and kiss me; come.
Why, I saw you follow us plain enough, mun, and
said all this, that you might not go back with only Enter FLORA.
your labour for your pains. But you are a revengeInis. And do you really speak the truth now? ful young slut, though, I tell you that; but come, Liss. Why, do you doubt it?
kiss and be friends. Flora. So, so; very well! I thought there was an Flora. Don't think to coax me: hang your kisses. intrigue between him and Inis, for all he has for- Fel. (Within.) Lissardo! sworn it so often.
(Aside. Liss. Ods heart, here's my master! The devil Inis. Nor ha’n't you seen Flora since you came take both these jades for me; what shall I do with to town?
them? Flora. Ha! how dares she name my name? Aside. Inis. Ha! 'tis Don Felix's voice; I would not Liss. No, by this kiss I ha'n't. (Kisses her. have him find me here with his footman for the Flora. Here's a dissembling varlet! (Aside. world!
Aside. Inis. Nor don't you love her at all ?
Fel. (Within.) Why, Lissardo! Lissardo! Liss. Love the devil! Why, did I not always tell Liss. "Coming, sir-What a plague will you do? thee she was my aversion ?
Flora. Bless me, which way shall I get out ? Flora. Did you so, villain ?
Liss. Nay, nay, you must e'en set your quarrel (Strikes him a box on the ear. aside, and be content to be mewed up in the clothes Liss. Zounds, she here! I have made a fine spot press together, or stay where you are, and face it of work on't!
(Aside. out :-there's to help for it. Inis. What's that for, ha? (Brushes up to her. Flora. Put me anywhere rather than that; come,
Flora. I shall tell you by and by, Mrs. Frippery, come, let me in. if you don't get about your business.
(LISSARDO opens the press, and Flora goes in. Inis. Who do you call Frippery, Mrs. Trollop ?- Inis. I'll see her hanged before I'll go into the Pray, get about your business, if you go to that. I place where she is.-I'll trust Fortune with my dehope you pretend to no right and title here ! liverance.--Here used to be a pair of back stairs Liss. [Walking about conceitedły.) What the I'll try to find them vui
Enter Don Felix*and FREDERICK.
feared, would give your daughter cause to curse ber
duty, if she complied with your demands: that was Fel. Were you asleep, sirrah, that you did not
all, my lord. hear me cali?
Lop. And so you helped her through the window, Liss. I did hear you, and answered you I was
to make her disobey? coming, sir. Fel. Go, get the horses ready! I'll leave Lisbon sure you I have neither seen, nor know anything of
Fred. This is insulting me, my lord, when I asto-night, never to see it more.
your daughter; if she is gone, the contrivance was Liss. Hey-day! what's the matter now? (E.cit.
her own, and you may thank your rigour for it. Fred. Pray tell me, Don Felix, what has ruffled
Lop. Very well, sir; however, my rigour shall your temper thus ?
make bold to search your house. Here, call in the Fd. A woman-Oh, friend! who can name wo
alguazil. man, and forget inconstancy!
Flora. (Peeping.) The alguazil! What is the Fred. This from a person of mean education were
name of wonder will become of me? excusable ; such low suspicions have their source
Fred. The alguazil! My lord, you'll repent this. from vulgar conversation; men of your politer taste never rashly censure. Come, this is some ground
Enter Alguazil and tuo Officers. less jealousy. Love raises many fears. Fel. No, no: my ears conveyed the truth into my you, in the king's name, to assist me in finding my
Lop. No, sir, 'tis you that will repent it. I charge heart, and reason justifies my anger. friend ! Violante's false ! and Í have nothing left daughter. Be sure you leave no part of the house
unsearched. Come, follow me. but thee in Lisbon, which can make me wish ever to
(Goes towards the door where Felix is ; PREsee it more, except revenge upon my rival, of whom
DERICK draws and plants himself before the I'm ignorant. Oh, that some miracle would reveal
door. him to me, that I might, through his heart, punish
Fred. Sir, I must first know by what authority her infidelity!
you pretend to search my house, before you enter here. Enter LISSARDO.
Aiy. How, sir! dare you presume to draw your Liss. On, sir, here's your father, Don Lopez, sword upon the representative of majesty ? I am, coming up!
sir, I am his majesty's alguazıl, and the very quintFel. Does he know that I am here?
cssence of authority; therefore, put your sword up, Liss. I can't tell, sir—he ask'd for Don Frederick. or I shall order you to be knocked down; for know, Fred. Did he see you ?
sir, the breath of an alguazil is as dangerous as the Liss. No, sir; for as soon as I heard him, I ran breath of a demi-culverin. to give my master notice.
Lop. She is certainly in that room, by his guardFel. Keep out of his sight then. [F.xit LisSardo.) ing the door if he disputes your authority, knock And, dear i'rederick, permit me to retire into the him down, I say. next room; for I know the old gentleman will be Fred. The woman you look for is not here; but very much displeased at my return without his leave. there is something in this room, which I'll preserve
[Exil. from your sight at the hazard of my life. Fred. Quick, quick, begone! he is here!
Lop. Enter, I say; nothing but my daughter can Enter Don Lopez.
be there. Force his sword from him. Lop. (Speaking as he enters. Mr. Alguazil, wait
(Felix comes out, and joins FREDERICK. you without till I call for you. Frederick, an affair Fel. Villains, stand off! assassinate a man in his brings me here which requires privacy-so that own house! if you have anybody within ear-shot, pray order Lop. Oh, oh, oh, misericordia! what do I see? them to retire.
Fred. We are private, my lord; speak freely. Alg. Ha, his son! Here's five hundred pistales
Lop. Why, then, sir, I must tell you, that you good, my brethren, if Antonio dies; and that's in bad better have pitched upon any man in Portugal the surgeon's power, and he's in love with my to hare injured than mysclf.
daughter, you know; so seize upon him. Fred. I understand you not, my lord.
Lop. Hold, hold ! Oh that I ever was bora! Lup. Though I am old, I have a son! Alas, why Fred. Did I not tell you, you would repent, may name I him? He knows not the dishonour of my lord? What, hoa! within there! house.
.. Fred. Explain yourself, my lord-I am not conscious of any dishonourable action to any man, Arm yourselves, and let not a man in or out, but much less to your lordship.
Fred. Look ye, alguazil, when you would betray Lor. You have debauched her duty, at least ; my friend, for 'filthy lucre, I shall no more regar! therefore instantly restore her to me, or by St. An- you as an officer of justice, but, as a thief and robber, thony I'll make you.
thus resist you, Fred. Restore her, my lord ! where shall I find ber? Fel. Come on, sir, we'll show you play for the Lop. I have those that will swear she is here in five hundred pistoles.
1 They fyht. your house.
Lop. Hold, hold, Alguazil; I'll give you the fise Fred. You are misinformed, my lord! Upon my hundred pistoles—that is, my bond to pay upra reputation, I have not seen Donna Isabella since Antonio's death, and twenty pistoles, however things the absence of Don Felix.
go, for you and these honest fellows to drink suy Lop Then pray, sir-if I am not too inquisitive, health. what motive had you for those objections you made against her marriage with Don Gusman yesterday? lord, I bear the young gentleman no ill-will
Alg. Say you so, my lord? Why, look ye, ay Fred. The dişagreeableness of such a match, I lord. If I get but the five buadred pistoles, muy
lord--why, look ye, my lord, 'tis the same thing to Vio. Can you love without esteem ? and where is me whether your son be hanged or not, my lord. the csteem for her you still suspect ?-0, Felix ! Fel. Scoundrels
there is a delicacy in love which equals even a re. Lop. Ay, well, thou art a good-natured fellow, ligious faith! True love never doubts the object it that's the truth on't.—Come, then, we'll away, and adores, and sceptics there will disbelieve their sight. sign and seal this minute. Oh, Felix! why wouldet Fel. Your notions are too refined for mine, madam. thou serve me thus ? But I cannot upraid thee now,
Enter VASQUEZ. nor have I time to talk. Be careful of thyself, or thou wilt break my heart.
How now, sirrah! what do you want? (Exeunt Lopez, ALGUAZIL., and Attendants. Vasq. Only my master's cloak out of this press, Fel. Now, Frederick, though I ought to thank sir, that's all. you for your care of me, yet, till I am satisfied as to Fel. Make haste, then. my father's accusation (for I overheard it all), I Vasq. ! Opens the press, sees Flora, ard roars out.] cannot return the acknowledgements I owe you. Oh, the devil! the devil!
[Erit. Know you aught relating to my sister?
Flora. Discovered! nay, then, legs befrierd me. Fred. I hope my faith and truth are known to
[ Runs out. you; and here by both I swear, I am ignorant of Vio. Ah! a woman concealed! very well, Felix. every thing relating to your father's charge.
Fel. A woman in the press ! Fel. Enough, I do believe thee. Oh, fortune!
Enter LISSARDO where will thy malice end ? Enter Vasquez.
Liss. Sir, the horses are
Fel. How the devil came a woman there, sirrah ? Vasq. Sir, I bring you joyful news.
Liss. What shall I say now ? Feh. What's the matter?
Vio. Now, Lissardo, show your wit to bring your Vasq. I am told that Don Antonio is out of master off. danger, and now in the palacc.
Liss. Off, madam? Nay, nay, nay, there there Pel. I wish it be true; then I'm at liberty to needs no great wit to-to-to bring him off, madam: watch my rival, and pursue iny sister. Pr’ythee, for she did comeFrederick, inform thyself of the truth of this report. Fel. She did come!
Fred. I will, this minute. Do you hear? let no- Liss. That is, she did not come, as-as-as-a-a body in to Don Felix till my return. [Exit. a man may say directly to-to-tomto speak with Vasq. I'll observe, sir.
my master, madam. Flora. [Peepiny.) They have almost frighted me Vio. I see by your stammering, Lissardo, that out of my wits, I'm sure-Now Felix is alone, 1 your invention is at a very low ebb. have a good mind to pretend I came with a message Fel. 'Sdcath, rascal! speak without hesitation, and from my lady; but how, then, shall I say I came the truth too, or I shall stick my spado in your guts. into the cupboard ?
Vio. No, no, your master mistakes; he would not Vasq. [li'ithin.) I tell you, madam, Don Felix is have you speak the truth. not here.
Fel. Madam, my sincerity wants no excuse. Vio. (Within.] I tell you, sir, he is here, and I Liss. [Retiring.) I am so confounded between one will see him.
and the other, that I cannot think of a lie. Fel. What noise is that?
Fel. Sirrah, fetch me this woman back instantly Flora. (From the closet.] My stars ! my lady here! - I'll know what business she has here.
[Shuts the press close. Vio. Not a step; your master shall not be put to Enter VIOLANTE.
the blush. Come, a truce, Felix; do you ask me no
more questions about the window, and I'll forgive this. Vio. You are as difficult of access, sir, as a first Fel. Madam, I scorn forgiveness, where I own no minister of state.
crime; but your soul, conscious of its guilt, would Fel. If your visit was designed for Frederick, fain lay hold of this occasion to blend your treason madam, he is abroad.
with my innocence. Vio. No, sir, the visit is to you.
Vio. Insolent! Nay, if instead of owning your Fel. You are very punctual in your ceremonies, fault, you endeavour to insult my patience, I must madam.
tell you, sir, you don't behave yourself like that Vio. Though I did not come to return your visit, man of honour you would be taken for-you ground but to take that which your civility ought to have your quarrel with me upon your own inconstancy ; bronght me.
'tis plain you are false yourself
, and would make me Fel. If my eyes, my ears, and my understanding the aggressor. It was not for nothing the fellow oplied, them I am in your debt; else not, madam. posed my entrance; this last usage has given me
Vio. I will not charge them with a term so gross back my liberty, and now my father's will shall be to say they lied; but call it a mistake-nay, call it obeyed without the least reluctance; and so your any thing to excuse my Felix. Could I, think ye servant.
[Erit. —could I put off my pride so far, poorly to dissem- Fel. Oh, stubborn, stubborn heart! what wilt ble a passion which I did not feel, or seek a recon- thou do?-Her father's will shall be obeyed !-Ha! ciliation with what I did not love? And no law, that carries her to a cloister, and cuts off all my whilst single, binds us to obey; but your sex are, hopes at once !-By heaven she shall not, must not by nature and education, obliged to pay a deference leave me !-No, she is not false.--Ha, villain! art to all womankind.
thou here ? (To LISSardo, who is going.) Tell me Fel. These are fruitless arguments. 'Tis most this moment who this woman was, and for what certain thou wert dearer to thesc eyes than all that intent she was here concealed, orheaven e'er gave to charm the sense of man; but I Liss. Ah, good sir, forgive me, and I'll tell you would rather tear them out, than suffer them to de- the whole truth.
(Palls on his knees. lude my season and enslave my peace.
Fel. Out with it, then.
Liss. It-it-it was Flora, sir, Donna Violante's Col. B. Nay, nay, nay, we must not part. woman. You must know, sir, we have had a sneaking Isab. As you ever hope to see me more, suspend kindness for one another a great while; she was not your curiosity now: one step farther loses me for willing you should know it; so, when she heard your ever. Show yourself a man of honour, and you voice, she ran into the clothes-press. I would have shall find me a woman of honour.
(Erit. told you this at first, but I was afraid of her lady's Col. B. Well, for once I'll trust to a blind bargain, knowing it. This is the whole truth, as I hope for madam-(Kisses her hand, and parts.] But I shall a whole skin, sir.
be too cunning for your ladyship, if Gibby observes Fel. If it be not, I'll not leave you a whole bone my orders. Ha! what do I see ? my rascal asleep! in it, sirrah.-Fly, (Liss. rises.) and observe if Sirrah, did not I charge you to watch the lady? Violante goes directly home.
And is it thus you observe my orders, ye dog ? Liss. Yes, sir, yes.
(Kicks him, he shrugs, rubs his eyes, and yarns. Fel. Fly, you dog, fly. (Exit LISSARDO.] I must Gibby. (Rising. That's true, an like your honour: convince her of my faith. Oh, how irresolute is a but I thought, that when ance ye had her in yer ane lover's heart!-how absolute is a woman's power! hands, ye might a' ordered her yersel weel enough In vain we strive their tyranny to quit,
without me, en ye ken, en like yer honour. In vain we struggle, for we must submit. [Exit. Col. B. Sirrah, hold your impertinent tongue, and
make haste after her. If you don't bring me some SCENE III.- The Terriero de Passa. account of her, never dare to see my face again.
[Erit Enter Colonel BRITON, and ISABELLA veiled.
Gibby. Ay, this is bonny wark, indeed! to run GIBBY at a distance.
three hundred miles to this wicked town, and before Col. B. Then you say it is impossible for me to I can weel fill my weam, to be sent a whore-hunting wait on you at home, madam ?
after this black she devil.—What gate sall I gang Isab. Í say it is inconsistent with my circum- to speer for this watch now? Ah, for a raling elder stances, Colonel—and that way impossible for me -or the kirk-treasurer-or his mon—I'd gar my to admit of it.
master mak twa o' this: but I am sure there's no Col. B. Consent to go with me, then-I lodge at sic honest folk here, or there wud na be sa mickle one Don Frederick's, a merchant, just by here; he sculdudrie. is a very honest fellow, and I dare contide in his
(V10Lante crosses–Gibby goes up to VIOLANTE. secrecy. Isaó. Ha! does he lodge there ?—'Pray heaven I
Gibby. I vow, madam, but I am glad that ye and am not discovered !
I are foregathered. Col. B. What say you, my charmer ?—shall we
Vio. What would the fellow have ? breakfast together ?–Í have some of the best tea in heart, what a muckle
deal o’mischief had you like
Gibby. Nothing.--Away, madam! wo worthy yer the universe. Isab. Puh! Tea! Is that the best treat you can
to bring upon poor Gibby.
Vio. The man's drunk. give a lady your lodgings, colonel ? Col. B. Well hinted-No, no, no, I have other
Gibby. In troth I am not-And gin I had na found things at thy service, child.
ye, madam, the Lord know when I should; for my Isab. What are those things, pray ?
maister bade me ne'er gang hame without tidings of Col. B. My heart, soul, and body, into the bargain. ye, madam. Isab. Has the last no incumbrance upon it? Can
Vio. Sirrah, get about your business, or I'll bare you make a clear title, colonel ?
your bones drubbed ! Col. B. All freehold, child, and I'll afford thee a
Gibby. Gude faith, my meister has e'en done that very good bargain.
t’yer honds, madam. Gibby. 0° my saul, they mak muckle words about
l'io. Who is your master, sir ? it-Ise sare weary with standing, Ise e'en tak a weel—it is na sa lang sen ye parted wi' him. I wish
Gibby. Money a ane speers the gate they ken right sleep.
Isab. If I take a lease, it must be for life, colonel: he ken'd ye half as weel as ye ken him.
l'io. Puh! the creature's mad, or mistakes me for time as thou wilt, my dear. Come, let's to my talk to him any longer. lodgings, and we'll sign and seal this minute.
(Eri. Isab. Oh, not so fast, colonel ; there are many
Enter LISSARDO. things to be adjusted before the lawyer and the Liss. So, she's gone home, I see-What did that parson come.
Scots fellow want with her ? I'll try to find it out Col. B. The lawyer and parson :-No, po, you perhaps I may discover something that may make little rogue, we can finish our affairs without the my master friends with me again. help of the law-or the gospel.
"Gibby. Are ye gone, madam? a deel scope in yer Isab. Indeed but we can't, colonel.
company, for I'm as wise as I was. But I'll bide an Col. B. Indeed !- Why, hast thou then trepanned see wha's hoose it is, gin I can meet with ony civil me out of my warm bed this morning for nothing ? body to speer at. My lad, wot ye wha lives here? Why, this is showing a man, half famished, a well
(Turns and sees Lissarde. furnished larder, then clapping a padlock on the Liss. Don Pedro de Mendosa. door, till you starve him quite.
Gibby. And did you see a lady gang in but now? Isab. If you can find in your heart to say grace, Liss. Yes, I did." colonel, you shall keep the key.
Gibby. And d'ye ken her tee? Col. B. I love to see my meat before I give thanks, Liss. It was Donna Violante, his daughter. What madam ; therefore, uncover thy face, child, and I'll the devil makes him so inquisitive ? Here is some tell thee more of my mind-if I like you. Isab. I dare not risk my reputation on yont ifs, morning, brother, what think you of a dram?
thing in it, that is certain. Aside. 1. 'Tis a cold .m'onel, and so adieu.
[Going. Gibby. In troth, very weel, sir.