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Liss. You seem an honest fellow; pr'ythee, let's meet him this morning, but much more so to send drink to our better acquaintance.

for him bither, knowing what inconveniency you Gibby. Wi' all my heart, sir; gang your gate to have already drawn upon me. the next house, and Ise follow ye.

Isab. I am not insensible how far my misfortunes Liss. Come along, then.

have embarrassed you; and, if you please, will sacriGibby. Don Pedro de Mendoza! Donna Violante fice my quiet to your own. his daughter! that's as right as my leg, now-Ise Vio. Unkindly urged !-Have I not preferred your need na mair-I'll tak a drink, and then to my happiness to every thing that's dear to ne ? maister.

Isa). I know thou hast-then do not deny me Ise bring him news will make his heart full blee;

this last request, when a few hours, perhaps, may Gin he rewards it not, deel pimp for me. [Exit. render my condition able to clear thy fame, and

bring my brother to thy feet for pardon.

Vio. I wish you don't repent of this intrigue. I suppose he knows you are the same woman that he

brought in last night ? ACT IV.

Isab. Not a syllable of that ; I met him veiled,

and, to prevent his knowing the house, I ordered Mrs. SCENE I. -Donna Violante's Lodgings. Flora to bring him in bythe back door into the garden.

Vio. The very way which Felix comes : if they Enter Donna ISABELLA, in a gay temper, and Donna should meet, there would be fine work!-Indeed, my VIOLANTE, out of humour.

dear, I can't approve of your design. Isab. My dear, I have been wishing for you this

Enter Flora. half hour, to tell you the most lucky adventure!

Flora. Madam, the Colonel waits your pleasure. Vio. And you have pitched upon the most unlucky hour for it that you could possibly have found in the

Vio. How durst you go upon such a message, miswhole four-and-twenty.

tress, without acquainting me ?

Flora. So I am to be huffed for every thing. Isab. Hang unlucky hours ! I won't think of them - I hope all my misfortunes are past.

Isab. "Tis too late to dispute that now, dear VioVio. And mine all to come.

lante; I acknowledge the rashness of the action; but Isab. I have seen the man I like.

consider the necessity of my deliverance. Vio. And I have seen the man that I could wish

Vio. That, indeed, is a weighty consideration:

well, what am I to do? to hate. isab. And you must assist me in discovering whe- in the meantime, Mrs. Flora, show the Colonel into

Isab. In the next room I'll give you instructions; ther he can like me or not.

this. Vio. You have assisted me in such a discovery al

[Exit Flora, ISABELI A and V10LANTE. ready, I thank ye.

Re-enter FLORA, with Colonel BRITON. Isab. What say you, my dear?

Flora. The lady will wait on you presently, sir. Vio. I say I am very unlucky at discoveries, Isa

(Exit. bella : I have too lately made one pernicious to my Col. B. Very well-this is a fruitful soil-I nave ease-your brother is false,

not been here quite four-and-twenty hours, and I have Isab. Impossible!

three intrigues upon my hands already ; but I hate Vio. Most true!

the chase without partaking of the gameIsab. Some villain has traduced him to you. Vio. No, Isabella, I loved too well to trust the

Enter VIOLANTE, veiled. eyes of others; I never credit the ill-judging world, Ha! a fine-sized woman—-'Pray heaven she proves or form suspicions upon vulgar censures-no, I had handsome !-I am come to obey your ladyship’s ocular proof of his ingratitude.

commands. Isab. Then I am most unhappy-My brother was Vio. Are you sure of that, Colonel ? the only pledge of faith betwixt us; if he has for- Col. B. If you be not very unreasonable, indeed, feited your favour, I have no title to your friendship. madam.-A man is but a man. Vio. You wrong my friendship, Isabella; your own

[Takes her hand and kisses it. merit entitles you to every thing within my power. Vio. Nay, we have no time for compliments, Co

Isab. Generous maid !--But may I not know what lonel. grounds you have to think my brother false ? Col. B. I understand you, madam-Montrez moi Vio. Another time.-But tell me, Isabella, how votre chambre.

( Takes her in his arms. can I serve you ?

Vio. Nay, nay, hold, Colonel; my bed-chamber is Isab. Thus, then-The gentleman that brought not to be entered without a certain purchase. me hither I have seen and talked with upon the Col. B. Purchase-humph, this is some kept misTerriero de Passa this morning, and I find him a tress, I suppose, who industriously lets out her leiman of sense, generosity, and good humour; in short, sure hours. - [ Aside.)-Look ye, madam, you must he is every thing that I could like for a husband, consider, we soldiers are not overstocked with moand I have dispatched Mrs. Flora to bring him hither: ney, but we make ample satisfaction in love; we I hope you'll forgive the liberty I have taken. have a world of courage upon our hands now, you Vio. "Hither! to what purpose ?

know-then, pr’ythee use a conscience, and I'll try Isab. To the great universal purpose, matrimony. if my pocket can come up to your price. Vio. Matrimozy! why, do you design to ask bim? Vio. Nay, don't give yourself the trouble of drawIsab. No, Violante, you must do that for me. ing your purse, Colonel; my design is levelled at

Vio. I thank you for the favour you design me, but your person, if that be at your disposal. desire to be excused—I manage my own affairs too ill Col. B. Ay, that it is, 'faith, madam ; and I'll set. to be trusted with those of other people. I can't for my tle it as firmly upon theelise admire your conduct, to encourage a person al- Vio. As law can do it. Logether unknown to you: 'twas very imprudent to Col. B. Hang law in love affairs ; thou shalt have right and title to it out of pure idclination.-A ma- she regards me!-You look, Violante, as if the sight trimonial hint again.

[ Aside. of me were troublesome to you. Vio. Then you have an aversion to matrimony, Fio. Can I do otherwise, when you have the 26 Colonel ? Did you never see a woman in all your surance to approach me, after what I saw to-day? travels that you could like for a wife ?

Fel. Assurance ! rather call it good-nature, after Col. B. A very odd question-Do you really ex- what I heard last night. But such regard to bonour pect that I should speak truth now?

have I, in my love to you, I cannot bear to be sus. Vio. I do, if you expect to be dealt with, Colonel. pected, nor suffer you to entertain false notions of Col. B. Why, then-yes.

my truth, without endeavouring to convince you of my Vio. Is she in your country, or this ?

innocence; so much good-nature have I more than Col. B. This is a very pretty kind of catechisın! you, Violante. Pray give me leave to ask your wo- In this town, I believe, madam.

man one question-my man assures me she was the l'io. Her name is

person you saw at my lodgings. Col. B. Ay, how is she called, madam?

Flora. I confess it, madain, and ask your pardon. Tio. Nay, I ask you that, sir!

Vio. Impudent baggage !--not to undeceive ne Col. B. Oh, oh! why she is called Pray, ma- sooner! whai business could you have there? dam, how is it you spell your name?

Fel. Lissardo and she, it seems, imitate you and me. Vio

. Oh, Colonel, I am not the happy woman, nor Flora. I love to follow the example of my betters, do I wish it.

madam. Col. B. No? I am sorry for that. - What the devil Fel. I hope I am justified. does she mean by all these questions? (Aside Vio. Since we are to part, Felix, there needs no

Vio. Come, Colonel, for once be sincere; perhaps justification. you may not repent it.

Fel. Methinks you talk of parting as a thing indifCsl. B. This is like to be but a silly adventure- ferent to you. (Lays his hand on her arm.) Can you here's so much sincerity required. (Aside.) 'Faith, forget how I have loved ? madamn, I have an inclination to sincerity, but I'm Vio. I wish I could forget my own passion: I should, afraid you'll call my manners in question. with less concern, remember yours. But for Mrs.

l'io. Not at all; I prefer truth before compliment Florain this affair.

Fel. You must forgive her.—Must, did I say? I fear Col. B. Why, then, to be plain with you, madam, I have no power to impose, though the injury was a lady last night wounded my heart by'a fall froin a done to me. window, whose person I could be content to take, as Vio. 'Tis harder to pardon an injury done to what my father took my mother, till death do us part. But we love than to ourselves; but, at your request, Fe who she is, or how distinguished, whether maid, wise, lix, I do forgive her. Go, watch my father, Flora, or widow, I can't inform you—perhaps you are she?lest he should awake, and surprise us. Vio. Not to keep you in suspense, I am not she; Flora. Yes, madam.

(Esit. but I can give you an account of her. That lady Fel. Dost thou, then, love me, Violante ? a maid of condition-has ten thousand pounds-and, Vio. What need of repetition from my tongue, if you are a single man, her person and fortune are when every look confesses what you ask ? at your service.

Fel. Oh, let no man judge of love but those who Col. B. I accept the offer with the highest trans- feel it! what wondrous magic lies in one kind look ports: but say, my charming angel, art thon not she? -One teuder word destroys a lover's rage, and seits

Lõffers to embrace her. his fiercest passion into soft complaint. On, the winl'io. Once again, Colonel, I tell you I am not dow, Violante! wouldst thou but clear that one ses she--but at six this evening you shall find her on picionthe Terriero de Passa, with a white handkerchief in Vio. Pr’ythee, no more of that, my Felix! a esla her

hand-Get a priest ready, and you know the rest time shall bring thee perfect satisfaction.

Col. B. I shall infallibly observe your directions, Fel. Well, Violante, on condition you think no madam.

more of a monastery, I'll wait with patience for thess Enter Flora, hastily, and whispers V10LANTE, who mighty secret.

Vio. Ah, Felix, love generally gets the better of starts, and seems surprised.

religion in us women. (He kisses her hand Vio. Ah! Felix crossing, say you ? What shall I

Enter Flora, hastily do now? Col. B. You seem surprised, madam.

Fiora. Oh, madam, madam, madam! my lordha Vio. Oh, Colonel, my father is coming hither, and your father, has been in the garden, and locked the if he finds you here I am ruined.

back-door, and comes muttering this way into the Col. B. Odslife, madam, thrust me any where ! house. Can't I go out this way?

Vio. Then we are caught.-Now, Feliz, we are Vio. No, no, no,-he comes that way.—How shall undone. I prevent their meeting ?-Here, here, step into my Fel. Heavens forbid! This is most unluckybedchamber.

may conceal myself. Col. B. Oh, the best place in the world, madam.

[ Runs to the door and pushes it open a lutale Viv. And be still, as you value her you love.- Vio. If he goes in, he'll find the Colonel' (Astée.. Don't stir till you've notice, as ever you hope to have -No, no, Felix, that's no safe place—(Runting a her in your arms.

him. my father often goes thitherCol. B. On that condition I'll not breathe. Fél

. Either my eye deceived me, or 1 sewa san

(Esut Colonel. within-I'll watch him close. Enter Don Felix.—Flora waiting in background. dam--Here, I'll fetch you a disguise.

Flora. Oh, invention, invention !-I bave it a Fel. I wonder where this dog of a servant is all Fel. She shall deal with the devil, if she cubreys this while.—But she is at home, I find. How coldly kim out witbout my knowledge,

Enter Flora, urth a Riding-Hood.

Flora, I would tell him I had as good a right and Flora. Here, sir, put on this.

title to the law of nature, and the end of the creaFel. Ay, ay, any thing to avoid Don Pedro. tion, as he had. {They dress him in the habit of an old woman.

Ped. You would, mistress; who the devil doubts Vio. Òh, quick, quick! I shall die with appre- it ?-A good assurance is a chambermaid's coat of hension.

arms, and lying and contriving the supporters.Flora. Be sure you don't speak a word.

Your inclinations are on tiptoe, it seems.-If I were Fel. Not for the Indies.—But I shall observe you your father, housewife, Pd have a penance enjoined closer than you imagine.

(Aside. you so strict, that you should not be able to turn you Ped. [Within.) Violante, where are you, child ?

in your bed for a month.—You are enough to spoil Enter Don Pedro.

your lady, housewife, if she had not abundance of

devotion. Why, how came the garden-door open ?-Ha! how

Vio. Fie, Flora ! are you not ashamed to talk thus now? who have we here?

to my father ?-You said yesterday you would be Flora. "Tis my mother, an't please you, sir.

glad to go with me into the monastery. (She and Felix both courtesy.

Flora. Did I? I told a great lie, then. Ped. Your mother! by St. Andrew, she's a strapper! why, you are a dwarf to her.—How many chil debauch the whole convent.-Well, child, remem

Ped. She go with thee! no, no, she's enough to dren have you got, good woman?

Flora. Oh dear, signior, she cannot hear you! she ber what I said to thee ; next weekhas been deaf these twenty years.

Vio. Ay, and what I am to do this, too. [ Aside.] Ped. Alas, poor woman – Why, you muslie her I am all obedient, sir; I care not how soon I change up as if she was blind too. Turn up her hood.

my condition.

Flora. (In the background.) But little does he know Vio. St. Antony forbid! Oh, sir, she has the dread

what change she means.

(Aside. fullest unlucky eyes-Pray don't look upon them; made her keep her hood shut on purpose. -Oh! oh! for two or three days, to settle some affairs with thy

Ped. Well, child, I am going into the country oh! oh!

uncle, and when I return, we'll proceed for thy hapPed. Eyes!—Why, what's the matter with her eyes? Flora. My poor mother, sir, is much afilicted with piness, child.-Good b'ye, Violante ; take care of

thyself. the cholic; and, about two months ago, she had it

(Ereunt Don Pedro and VIOLANTE, grieviously in her stomach, and was over-persuaded

Flora. So, now for the Colonel.--Hist, hist, Co to take a dram of filthy English geneva, which im


Enter Colonel Briton. mediately flew up into her head, and caused such a defluxion in her eyes, that she could never since

Col. B. Is the coast clear? bear the daylight.

Flora. Yes, if you can climb; for you must get Ped. Say you so?—Poor woman!-Well, make over the wasb-house, and jump from the gardenher sit down, Violante, and give her a glass of wine. wall

, into the street. Vio. Let her daughter give her a glass below, sir.

Col. B. Nay, nay, I don't value my neck, if my in. --For my part, she has frighted me so I sha'nt becognita answers but thy lady's promise. myself these two hours--I am sure her eyes are evil

(Ereunt Colonel Briton and Flora. eyes.

Enter Don Felix. Ped. Well, well, do so.-Evil eyes! there are no Fel. I have lain perdue under the stairs till I evil eyes, child.

watched the old man out. (VIOLANTE opens the door. Flora. Come along, mother. (Speaks aloud. 'Sdeath! I am prevented. (Felix retires. Ped. Tak, care how you go down.

Enter Donna VIOLANTE. [Felir and Flora cross, and ereunt. Vio. I'm glad he's gone.

(Aside. the door where the colonel was hid.] Sir! sir! you may

Vio. Now to set my prisoner at liberty.. [Goes to ' Ped. Hast thou heard the news, Violante ? Vio. What news, sir ?

appear. Ped. Why, Vasquez tells me that Don Lopez's

Enter Don Felix, following her. daughter, Isabella, is run away from her father: that

Fel. (Seizes her hand.) May he so, madam? I had lord has very ill fortune with his children. Well, cause for my suspicion, I find. Treacherous woman! I'm glad my daughter has no inclination to man.

l'io. Ha! Felix here! Nay, then all is discovered ! kind, that my house is plagued witia no suitors. (Aside, I charge thee, and take the reward of thy adulterous

Fel. Idraws.) Villain, whocver thou art, come forth, Vio. This is the first word ever I heard of it :-1

crrand. pity her frailtyPed. Well said, Violante.-Xext week I intend

Vis. What shall I say? thy happiness shall begin.

Fel. A coward! Nay, then, I'll fetch you out ;

think not to hide thyself; no, by St. Anthony, an Enter FLORA. altar should not protect thee!

[Exit. Vio. I don't intend to stay so long, thank you papa. Tio. What shall I do? I must discover Isabella,

[riside. or here will be murder. Ped. My Lady Abbess writes word she longs to

Enter FLORA. see thee, and has provided everything in order for thy reception.-Thou wilt lead a happy life, my

Flora. I have helped the colonel off clear, madam. girl-fifty times before that of matrimony-where

Vio. Sayst thou so, my girl ? Then I am armed. an extravagant coxcomb might make a beggar of

Re-enter Don Felix. thee, or an ill-natured surly dog break thy heart. Fel. Where has the devil, in compliance to your

Flora. Break her heart ! she bad as good have her sex, conveyed bim from my resentment? kones broke as to be a nun! I am sure, I had rather Vio. Him! whom do you mean, my dear inquisiof the two. You are wondrous kind, sir: but if I had tive spark? (She sits.] Ha, ha, ha, ha! you will such a father, I know what I would do.

never leave these jealous whims. Ped. Why, what would you do, minx, ha? Pel. Will you never cease to impose upon me ?

Vio. You impose upon yourself, my dear. Do Fred. He is a good, harmless, innocent fellow; you think I did not see you ? Yes, I did, and re- I am sorry for it. The colonel lodges in my house ; solved to put this trick upon you.

I knew him formerly in England, and met hina Fel. Trick!

here by accident last night, and gave him an invitaVio. Yes, trick. I knew you'd take the hint, and tion home. He is a gentleman of good estate, besoon relapse into your wonted error. How easily sides his commission; of excellent principles, and your jealousy is fired! I shall have a blessed life strict honour, I assure you. with you!

(Rises. Fel. Is he a man of intrigue ? Fel. Was there nothing in it, then, but only to Fred. Like other men, I suppose. Here he comes. try me?

Enter Colonel BRITON. Vio. Won't you believe your eyes ?

Fel. My eyes ! No, nor my ears, nor any of my Colonel, I began to think I had lost you. senses; for they have all deceived me. well, I am Col. B. And not without some reason, if you convinced that faith is as necessary in love as in re- knew all. ligion; for the moment a man lets a woman know Fel. (Retiring.] There's no danger of a fine gea her conquest, he resigns his senses, and sees nothing tleman's being lost in this town, sir. but what she'd have him.

· Col. B. That compliment don't belong to me, sir; Vio. And as soon as that man finds his love re- but, I assure you, I have been very near being run turned, she becomes as arrant a slave as if she had away with. already said after the priest.

Fred. Who attempted it ? Fel. [ Takes her hand.] The priest, Violante, Col. B. 'Faith, I know not only that she is a would dissipate those fears which cause these quar- charming woman; I mean, as much as I saw of her. rels. When wilt thou make me happy?

Fel. (Coming forward.) My heart swells with apVio. To-morrow I will tell thee: my father is gone prehension !—some accidental rencounter ? for two or three days to my uncle's; we have time Pred. A tavern, I suppose, adjusted the matter. enough to finish our affairs--But, pr’ythee, leave Col. B. A tavern! no, no, sir; she is above that me now, lest some accident should bring my father. rank, I assure you: this nymph sleeps in a velvet Fel. To-morrow, then—

bed, and has lodgings every way agreeable. Fly swift, ye hours, and bring to-morrow on! Fel. Ha! a velvet bed ! 'I thought you said but But must I leave you now, my Violante ?

now, sir, you knew her not. Vio. You must, my Felix. We soon shall meet Col. B. No more I do, sir. to part no more!

Fel. How came you then so well acquainted with Fel. Oh, rapturous sounds! charming woman! her bed ? Thy words and looks have fill'd my heart

Fred. Ay, ay; come, come, unfold. With joy, and left no room for jealousy.

Col. B. Why, then, you must know, gentlemen, Do thou, like me, each doubt and fear remove, that I was conveyed to her lodgings by one of And all to come be confidence and love. (Exeunt. Cupid's emissaries, called a chambermaid, in a chair,

through fifty blind allies-who, by the help of a key, let me into a garden.

Fel. A garden! this must be Violante's garden. ACT V.


Col B. From thence she conducted me into a SCENE I.- Frederick's House.

spacious room, then dropped me a curtesy, told me

her lady would wait on me presently ; so, without Enter Don Felix and FREDERICK. unveiling, modestly withdrew. Fel. This hour has been propitious : I am recon

Fel. Damn her modesty! this was Flora. ( Aside.

Fred. Well, how then, colonel ? ciled to Violante, and you assure me Antonio is out of danger.

Col. B. Then, sir, immediately, from another Fred. Your satisfaction is doubly mine.

door, issued forth a lady, armed at both eyes, from

whence such showers of darts fell round me, that Enter LISSARDO.

had I not been covered with the shield of another Fel. What haste you made, sirrah, to bring me beauty, I had infallibly fallen a martyr to her charms; word if Violante went home!

for, you must know, I just saw her eyes-Eyes, did Liss. I can give you very good reason for my I say? no, no, hold ; I saw but one eye, though I stay, sir.— Yes, sir, she went home.

suppose it had a fellow equally killing. Fred. Oh, your master knows that, for he has Fel. But how came you to see her bed, sir? been there himself, Lissardo.

'Sdeath! this expectation gives a thousand racks. Liss. Sir, may I beg the favour of your ear?

| Aside Fel. What have you to say?

Col. B. Why, upon her maid's giving notice her (Retire, whisper, and Felix seems uneasy father was coming, she thrust me into the bed Fred. Ha! Felix changes colour at Lissardo's chamber. news! What can it be?

Fel. Upon her father's coming! Fel. A Scots footman, that belongs to Colonel Col. B. Ay, so she said; but, putting my ear to Briton, an acquaintance of Frederick's, say you ? the key-hole of the door, I found it was another The devil! If she be false, by heaven I'll trace lover. her.-Prythee, (Comes forward. Frederick, do you Fel. Confound the jilt ! 'twas she without dispute ! know one Colonel Briton, a Scotsman ?

(Aride. Fred. Yes: why do you ask me ?

[Exit LISSARDO. Fred. Ah, poor colonel! ha! ha!

Col. I discovered they bad had a quarrel ; but Fel. Nay, no great matter; but my man tells me whether they were reconciled or not I can't tell, for that he has had some little differences with a servant the second alarm brought the father in good earnest, of his, that's all.

and had like to have made the gentleman and me acquainted, but she found some other stratagem to Col. B. Ha! ha! really, sir, I cannot conceive convey him out.

now you, or any man, can have a right to inquire Fel. Contagion seize her, and make her body into my thoughts. ugly as her soul! There is nothing left to doubt of Fel. Sir, I have a right to every thing that relates now—'Tis plain 'twas she. (Fred. and Col. laugh- to Violantemand he that traduces her fame, and ing.) Sure he knows me, and takes this method refuses to give his reasons for it, is a villian. [Draus. to insult me. 'Sdeath! I cannot bear it. (Aside. Col. B. What the devil have I been doing! Now,

Fred. So, when she had dispatched her old lover, blisters on my tongue by dozens ! (Aside. she paid you a visit in her bed-chamber-ha, colonel ? Fred. Pr’ythee, Felix, don't quarrel till you know

Col. B. No, plague take the impertinent puppy! for what: this is all a mistake, I'm positive. be spoiled my diversion; and I saw her no more. Col. B. Look ye, sir; that I dare draw my sword,

Fel. Very fine! Give me patience, Heaven, or 1 I think will admit of no dispute. But though shall burst with rage.

(Aside. fighting's my trade, I'm not in love with it, and Fred. That was hard.

think it more honourable to decline this business Col. B. Nay, what was worse-But, Sir, dear sir, than pursue it. This may be a mistake; however, do hearken to this :-(To Felix. The nymph that I'll give you my honour never to have any affair, introduced me conveyed me out again, over the top directly or indirectly, with Violante, provided she is of a high wall, where I ran the danger of having your Violante ; but if there should happen to be my neck broke, for the father, it seems, had locked another of her name, I hope you would not engross the door by which I entered.

all the Violantes in the kingdom. Fel. (Turning away.) That way I missed him- Fel. Your vanity has given me sufficient reasons Damn her invention! (Aside.] Pray, colonel-Ha! to believe I'm not mistaken. I'll not be imposed ha! ha! it's very pleasant, ha, ha! -Was this the upon, sir. same lady you met upon the Terriero de Passa this Col. B. Nor I bullied, sir. morning ?

Fel. Bullied ! 'Sdeath! such another word, and Col. B. 'Faith, I can't tell, sir; I had a design I'll nail thee to the wall. to know who that lady was, but my dog of a foot. Col. B. Are you sure of that, Spaniard ? [Draus. man, whom I had ordered to watch her home, fell Gibby. [Draws. ] Say na mair, mon. O' my saul, fast asleep. I gave him a good beating for his neg. here's twa to twa. Dinna fear, sir; Gibby stonds lect, and I have never seen the rascal since. by ve for the honour of Scotland. [Vapours about. Fred. Here he comes.

Fred. By St. Antony, you shan't fight (InterEnter GIBBY.

poses :) on bare suspicion : be certain of the injury, Col. B. Where have you been, sirrah ?

and then Gibby. Troth, l' se been seeking ye, an like yer Fel. That I will this moment; and then, sir-I honour, these twa hours and mair. I bring ye glad hope you are to be foundteedings, sir.

Col. B. Whenever you please, sir. (Erıt Felir. Col. B. What, have you found the lady ?

Gibby. Hoot awa, mon ! there ne'er was a ScotsGibby. Gude faith ba I, sir—and she's called man yet that shamed to show his face. [ Strutting about. Donna Violante, and her parent Don Pedro de Fred. So, quarrels spring up like mushrooms, in Mendosa, and gin ye will gang wi' me, an like yer a minute. Violante and he were but just reconciled, honour, Ise mak ye ken the hoose right weel. and you have furnished him with fresh matter for Fel. Oh, torture! torture !

(Aside. falling out again; and I am certain, colonel, Gibby Col. B. Ha! Violante! that's the lady's name of is in the wrong. the house where my incognita is ; sure it could not Gibby. Gin I be, sir, the mon that tald me leed; be her; at least it was not the same house, I'm and gin he did, the deel be my landlord, and hell confident.

(Aside. my winter-quarters, and a rape my winding-sheet, Fred. Violante! 'tis false ; I would not have you gin I dee not lick him as lang as I can haud a stick credit him, colonel.

in my hond, now see ye. Gibby. The deel burst my bladder, sir, gin I lee. Col. B. I am sorry for what I have said, for the

Fel. [Runs across to Gibby.) Sirrah, I say you do lady's sake; but who could divine that she was his lie, and I'll make you eat it, you dog! (Kicks him.] mistress? Pr’ythee, who is this warm spark? and if your master will justify you

Fred. He is the son of one of our grandees, named Col. B. Not I, faith, sir-i answer for nobody's Don Lopez de Pimentello; a very honest gentleman, lies but my own; if you please, kick him again. but something passionate in what relates to his love.

Gibby. But gin he does Ise na tak it, sir, gin he He is an only son, which may, perhaps, be one reawas a thousand Spaniards. (Walks about in a passion. son for indulging his passion.

Col. B. I owed you a beating, sirrah, and I'm Col. B. When parents have but one child, they obliged to this gentleman for taking the trouble off either make a madman or a fool of him. my hands; therefore, say no more ; d'ye hear, sir ? Fred. He is not the only child, he has a sister;

(Aside to Gibby. but I think, through the severity of his father, who Gibby. Troth dee I, sir, and feel tee.

would have married her against her inclination, (Gibby retires to background. she has made her escape, and, notwithstanding he Fred. This must be a mistake, colonel, for I know has offered five hundred pounds, he can get no tidViolante perfectly well, and I am certain she would ings of her. not meet you upon the Terriero de Passa.

Col. B. Ha! how long has she been missing? Col. B. Don't be too positive, Frederick; now I Fred. Nay, but since last night, it seems. have some reasons to believe it was that very lady. Col. B. Last night! The very time! How went she?

Fel. You'd very much oblige me, sir, if you'd let Fred. Nobody can tell; they conjecture, through me know these reasons.

the window. Col. B. Sir!

Col. B. I'm transported ! this must be the lady I Fel. Sir, I say, I have a right to inquire into caught. What sort of a woman is she ? these reasons you speak of.

Fred. Middle-sized, a lovely brown, a fine pout

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