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Cd F. This is called poluflosbcio.
wish this girdle were mine, I'd sell wine no more. Per. Poluflosboio! It has a rumbling sound. Harkye! Mr. Periwinkle, (Takes him aside till the
Col. F. Right, sir; it proceeds from a rumbling Colonel rises again.] if he would sell this girdle, you nature. This water was part of those waves which might travel with great expedition. bore Cleopatra's vessel when she sailed to meet Col. F. But it is not to be parted with for money. Antony.
Per. I am sorry for't, sir, because I think it the Per. Well, of all that travelled, none had a taste greatest curiosity I ever heard of. like you.
Col. F. By the advice of a learned physiognomist Col. F. But here's the wonder of the world. This, in Grand Cairo, who consulted the lines in my face, sir, is called zona, or moros masphonon; the virtues I returned to England, where he told me I should of this are inestimable.
find a rarity in the keeping of four men, which i Per. Moros musphonon ? What in the name of was born to possess for the benefit of mankind; and wisdom can that be? To me it seems a plain belt. the first of the four that gave me his consent, I should
Col. F. This girdle has carried me all the world over. present him with this girdle. Till I have found this Per. You have carried it, you mean.
jewel, I shall not part with the girdle. Col. F. I mean as I say, sir. Whenever I am Per. What can this rarity be? Didn't be name girded with this, I am invisible ! and by turning it to you ? this little screw, can be in the court of the great Mo- Col. F. Yes, sir; he call'd it a chaste, beautiful, gul, the grand Signior, and king George, in as little unaffected woman. time as your cook can poach an egg.
Per. Pish! women are no rarities. Women are Per. You must pardon me, sir; I can't believe it. the very gewgaws of the creation; playthings for
Col. F. If my landlord pleases, he shall try the boys, which when they write man they ought to throw experiment immediately.
aside. Sack. I thank you kindly, sir; but I have no in- Sack. A fine lecture to be read to a circle of ladies! clination to ride post to the devil.
(Aside. Col. F. No, no, you shan't stir a foot; I'll only Per. What woman is there, dressed in all the make you invisible.
pride and foppery of the times, can boast of such a Sack. But if you could not make me visible again. foretop as the cockatoo ?
Per. Come, try it upon me, sir; I am not afraid Col. F. I must humour him. [Aside.] Such a skin of the devil nor all his tricks. 'Sbud, I'll stand'em all. as the lizard ?
Col. F. There, sir, put it on. Come landlord, you Per. Such a shining breast as the humming-bird? and I must face the east. [ They turn about.] Is it Col. F. Such a shape as the antelope ? on, sir ?
Per. Or, in all the artful mixture of their various Per. 'Tis on.
[ They turn about again. dresses, have they half the beauty of one box of butSack. Heaven protect me! where is he?
terfiies? Per. Why here, just where I was.
Col. F. No; that must be allowed. For my part, Sack. Where, where in the name of virtue? Ah, if it were not for the benefit of mankind, I'd have poor Mr. Periwinkle ! Egad, look to't, you had best, nothing to do with them ; for they are as indifferent sir; and let him be seen again, or I shall have you to me as a sparrow, or a flesh-fly. burnt for a wizard.
Per. Pray, sir, what benefit is the world to reap Col. F. Have patience, good landlord.
from this lady ? Per. But really don't you see me now?
Col. F. Why, sir, she is to bear me a son, vho Sack. No more than I see my grandmother, that shall revive the art of embalming, and the old Roman died forty years ago.
manner of burying the dead; and, for the benefit of Per. Are you sure you don't lie? Methinks i posterity, he is to discover the longitude, so long stand just where I did, and see you as plain as I did sought for in vain. before.
Per. Od! these are valuable things, Mr. Sackbut! Sack. Ah! I wish I could see you once again. Sack. He hits it off admirably; and t'other swal Col. F. Take off the girdle, sir. (He lakes it off lows it like sack and sugar. Aside. Certainly, this
Sack. Ah! sir, I am glad to see you with all my lady must be your ward, Mr. Periwinkle, by her be heart.
[Embraces him. ing under the care of four persons. Per. This is very odd; certainly there must be Per. By the description, it should. Egad, if I could some trick in't. Pray, sir, will you do me the favourget that girdle, I'd ride with the sun, and make the to put it on yourself?
tour of the world in four-and-twenty hours. Aside Col. F. With all my heart.
And you are to give that girdle to the first of the Per. But first I'll secure the door.
four guardians that shall give you his consent to Col. F. You know how to turn the screw, Mr. marry that lady, say you, sir ? Sackbut.
Col. F. I am so ordered, when I can find him. Sack. Yes, yes. Come, Mr. Periwinkle, we must Per. I fancy I know the very woman ; her name turn full east.
is Anne Lovely. [They turn; the Colonel sinks through the trap- Col. F. Excellent! He said, indeed, that the first door
letter of her name was L Col. F. 'Tis done; now turn. [They turn. Per. Did he really? Well, that's prodigiously
Per. Ha! mercy upon me; my flesh creeps upon amazing, that a person in Grand Cairo should knos my bones. This must be a conjuror, Mr. Sackbut. anything of my ward ? Sack. He's the devil, I think.
Col. F. Your ward ? Per. Oh! Mr. Sackbut, why do you name tbe Per. To be plain with you, sir, I am one of those devil, when perhaps he may be at your elbow ? four guardians.
Sack. At my elbow! Marry, heaven forbid ! Col. F. Are you indeed, sir! I am transported to Col. F. Are you satisfied ? (From under the stage. find that the very man who is to possess this moros Per. Yes, sir, yes. How hollow his voice sonnds: musphonon is a person of so curious a taste. Here Sack. Yours seemed just the same. "Faith, 1 is a writing drawn up by that famous Egyptian,
which, if you will please to sign, you must turn your Free. Mr. Sackbut has told me the whole story, face full north, and the girdle is your's.
Mr. Periwinkle ; but now I have something to tell Per. If I live till the boy is born, I'll be em- you of much more importance to yourself. I hapbalmed, and sent to the Royal Society when I die. pened to lie one night at Coventry, and knowing Col. F. That you shall, most certainly.
your uncle, Sir Toby Periwinkle, I paid him a visit, Enter Waiter.
and, to my great surprise, found him dying.
Per. Dying! Waiter. Here's Mr. Staytape, the tailor, inquires Free. Dying, in all appearance; the servants for you, Colonel.
weeping, the room in darkness; the apothecary, Col. F. Who do you speak to, you son of a whore ? shaking his head, told me the doctors had given him Per. Ha! Colonel!
[ Aside.over; and then there are small hopes, you know. Col. F. Confound the blundering dog! [ Aside. Per. I hope he has made his will; he always told Waiter. Why to Colonel
me he would make me his heir. Sack. Get you out, you rascal.
Free. I have heard you say as much, and there[Kicks him out, and goes after him. fore resolved to give you notice. I should think it Per. What the devil is the matter ?
would not be amiss if you went down to-morrow Col. F. This dog has ruined all my schemes, I see morning. by Periwinkle's looks.
(Aside. Per. It is a long journey, and the roads very bad. Per. How finely I should have been choused. Free. But he has a great estate, and the land very Colonel, you'll pardon me that I did not give you good. Think upon that. your title before. It was pure ignorance, 'faith it Per. Why, that's true, as you say; I'll think upon was. Pray,-hem-hem! Pray, Colonel, what post it. In the meantime, I give you many thanks for had this learned Egyptian in your regiment?
your civility, Mr. Freeman, and should be glad of Col. F. A plague of your sneer! (Aside.] I don't your company to dine with me. understand you, sir.
Free. I am obliged to be at Jonathan's coffeePer. No! that's strange! I understand you, Colo-house at two, and now it is half an hour after one; nel. An Egyptian of Grand Cairo! ha, ha, ha! I'm if I despatch my business, I'll wait on you: I know sorry such a well-invented tale should do you no your hour. more service. We old fellows can see as far into a
Per. You shall be very welcome, Mr. Freeman; millstone as them that pick it. I am not to be tricked and so your humble servant.
[Exit. out of my trust; mark that. Col. F. The devil! I must carry it off; I wish I
Re-enter Colonel FeigxwELL and SACKBUT. were fairly out. (Aside.) Lookye, sir, you may make Free. Ha, ha, ha! I have done your business, what jest you please, but the stars will be obeyed, Colonel; he has swallowed the bait. sir; and depend upon't I shall have the lady, and Col. F. I overheard al), though I am a little in you none of the girdle. Now for Mr. Freeman's the dark. I am to personate a highwayman, I suppart of the plot.
(Aside and exit. pose; that's a project I am not fond of; for though Per. The stars! Ha, ha! No star has favoured may fright him ont of his consent, he may fright you, it seems. The girdle! Ha, ha, ha! None of me out of my life when he discovers me, as he ceryour legerdemain tricks can pass upon me. Why, tainly must in the end. what a pack of trumpery has this rogue picked up. Free. No, no : I have a plot for you without danHis pagod, poluflosboia, his zonos moros muspho- ger; but first we must manage Tradelove. Has the nons, and the devil knows what. But I'll take care. tailor brought your clothes ? Ha! gone ? Ay, 'twas time to sneak off. Soho! Sack. Yes, plague take the thief. the house!
Free. Well, well, no matter; I warrant we have Enter SACKBUT.
him yet. But now you must put on the Dutch mer
chant. Where is this trickster? Send for a constable; I'N have this rascal before the lord mayor; I'll Grand had been an old soldier, that I might have attacked
Col. F. The deuce of this trading plot! I wish he Cairo him, with the plague to him. I believe you had him in my own way, and heard him fight over all a hand in putting this imposture upon me, Sackbut, the battles of the late war. But for trade, by JupiSack. Who, I, Mr. Periwinkle? I scor it. I
ter! I shall never do it. perceived he was a cheat, and left the room on purpose to send for a constable to apprehend him, and
Sack. Never fear, Colonel: Mr. Freeman will in
struct you. endeavoured to stop him when he went out. But the
Free. You'll see what others do; the coffee-house rogue made but one step from the stairs to the door;
will instruct you. called a coach, leaped into it, and drove away like the devil, as Mr. Freeman can witness, who is at
Col. F. I must venture, however. But I have a the bar, and desires to speak with you; he is this further plot in my head upon Tradelove
, which you minute come to town.
must assist me in, Freeman. You are in credit with
him, I heard you say. Per. Send him in. [Erit SACKBUT | What a scheme this rogue has laid! How I should have
Free. I am, and will scruple nothing to serve you,
Colonel. been laughed at, had it succeeded !
Col. F. Come along, then, Now for the DutchEnter FREEMAN, booted and spurred.
Honest Ptolemy, by your leave. Mr. Freeman, I had like to have been imposed on
Now must bob-wig and business come in play, by the veriest rascal
A thirty thousand pound girl leads the uny. Free. I am sorry to hear it. The dog flew for't ;
(Ëso he had not escaped me, had I been aware of him: Sackbut struck at him, but missed his blow, or he had done his business for him.
Per. I believe you never heard of such a contrivance, Mr. Freeman, as this fellow had found out.
hundred thousand pounds as soon as one penny.
He's plaguy rich, aud a mighty man at wagers. ACT IV.
Trade. Say you so ? Egad, I'll bite him, il pause SCENE I.- Jonathan's Coffee-house in 'Change.sible. Are you from Holland, sir ? alley.-A crowd of people, with rolls of paper and
Col. F. Ya, mynheer. parchment in their hands.-A bar; Waiters, &c. Trade. Had you the news before you came away?
Col. F. What believe you, mynheer? Enter TRADELOVE and Stock-jobbers, with rolls of Trade. What do I believe? Why, I believe that paper and parchment.
the Spaniards have actually raised the siege of Cage 1st. Stock. South sea at seven-eighths; who buys ? liari. Trade. Harkye! Gabriel, you'll pay the difference
Col. F. What duyvel's news is dat? 'Tis niet of that stock we transacted for t’other day?
waer, mynheer; 'tis no true, sir, Gab. Ay, Mr. Tradelove ; here's a note for the
Trade. 'Tis so true, mynheer, that I'll lay you
two thousand pounds on it. money. Trade. I would fain bite the spark in the brown
Col. F. Two duysend pound mynheer, 'tis gadaen. coat; he comes very often into the alley, but never Dis gentleman sal hold de gelt. employs a broker.
(Gives Freeman money.
Trade. With all my heart; this binds the wager. Enter Colonel FeignWELL and FREEMAN. Free. You have ceriainly lost, mynheer; the siege Trode. Mr. Freeman, your servant! Who is that is raised, indeed. gentleinan?
Col. F. Ik geloy't niet, mynheer Freeman ik sal Free. A Dutch merchant just come to England; ye doubled honden, if you please. buit, harkye! Mr. Tradelove, I have a piece of news Free. I am let into the secret, therefore won't win will get you as much as the French king's death did, your money, if you are expeditious. (Shewing him a letter.) Read Trade. Ha, ha, ha! I have snapped the Dutchthere : : I received it just now from one that belongs man, 'faith; ha, ha! This is no ill day's work. Pray to the emperor's minister.
may I crave your name, mynheer ? Trade. (Reads. 1 “Sir,— As I hare many obligations Col. F. Myn naem, mynheer? Myn naem is Jan to you, I cannot miss any opportunity to shew my gra- Van Timtamtirelercletta Her Van Feignwell. titude : this moment my lord has received a prirate er
Trade. Zounds ! 'tis a damned long name; I shall press, that the Spaniards have raised their siege from never remember it. Myn Heer Van, Tim, Tim, before Cagliari. If this proces of any advantage to Tim—What the devil is it? you, it will answer both ihe ends and wishes of, sir,
Free. Oh! never heed: I know the gentlemar, your most obliged humble servant,- Henricus Dussels and will pass my word for twice the sum. dorp.-P.S. In two or three hours the news will be pub
Trade. That's enough. lic.”—May one depend upon this, Mr. Freeman ?
Col. F. You'll hear of me sooner than you wish,
(Aside to Freeman. old gentleman, I fancy. (Aside. You'll come to Free. You may. I never knew this person send Sackbut's, Freeman ?
[.Aside to Freemaa. me a false piece of news in my life.
Free. Immediately. [Aside to Colonel.1 (Erit. Ca. Trade. Sir, I am much obliged to you; egad, 'tis Trade. Mr. Freeman, I give you many thanks for rare news. Who sells South-sea for next week?
your kindness.Stock. (All together.) I sell ; I, I, I, I, I sell. Free. I fear you'll repent when you know all. (Aside 1st Stock. I'll sell five thousand, at five-eighths,
Trade. Will you dine with me? for the same time.
Free. I am engaged at Sackbut's: adieu. [Ezet. Trade. Nay, nay; hold, hold! not all together, Trade. Sir, your humble servant. Now l'il see gentlemen ; I'll be no bull; I'll buy no more than what I can do upon 'Change with my news. (Est. I can take. Will you sell ten thousand pounds at a half, for any day next week, except Saturday?
SCENE II.- The Tarern. 1st Stock. I'll sell it you, Mr. Tradelove. [Freeman whispers to one of the gentlemen,
Enter Freeman and Colonel FeigxwELL 1st Gent. The Spaniards raised the siege of Cag- Free. Ha, ha, ha! The old fellow swallowed the liari! I don't believe one word of it. Aside. bait as greedily as a gudgeon.
20 Gent. Raised the siege! as much as you have Col. F. I have him, 'faith ; ha, ba, ba! His two raised the Monument.
thousand pounds secure. If he would keep his moFree. 'Tis raised, I assure you, sir.
ney, he must part with the lady; ha, ha! 2d Gent. What will you lay on't? Free. What you please.
Enter SACKBUT. 1st Gent. Why, I have a brother upon the spot, in Sack. Joy, joy, Colonel! the luckiest accident : the emperor's service; I am certain, if there were the world. any such thing, I should have had a letter.
Col. F. What say'st thou ? 22 Gent. I'll hold you fifty pounds 'tis false. Sack. This letter does your business. Free. "Tis done.
Col. F. (Reads.) “ To Obadiah Prim, horier, near 1st Gent. I'll lay you a brace of hundreds upon the building called the Monument, in London."
Free. A letter to Prim! How came you by a?
Sack. Looking over the letters our post-an Trade. I'll lay any man a brace of thousands the brought, as I always do, to see what letters are a siege is raged.
rected to my house, I spied this directed to Pre; Free. The Dutch merchant is your man to take so paid for it among the rest. I have given the old in. Trade. Does he not know the news ?
(Aside to Tradelove. fellow a pint of wine, on purpose to delay time, till Free. Not a syllable; if he did, he would bet a lit up again, and say I took it by mistake, I hate
you see if the letter be of any service; then I'll seal
Free. I'll take you.
Tead it, and fancy you'll like the project. Read, wish I knew who he was ; I'd make him repent it: I read, Colonel.
have lost three hundred pounds by it. Col. F. (Reads.) “ Friend Prim, there is arrived Trade. What signifies your three hundred pounds from Pennsylvania, one Simon Pure, a leader of the to what I have lost? There's two thousand pounds to faithful, who hath sojourned with us eleven days, and that Dutchman with a cursed long name, besides the hath been of great comfort to the brethren. He in- stock I bought; the devil! I must never shew my tendeth for the quarterly meeting in London ; I have face upon 'Change more; for, by my soul! I can't recommended him to thy house. I pray thee, treat him pay it. kindly, and let thy wife cherish him, for he's of a Free. I am heartily sorry for it! What can I serve weakly constitution; he will depart from us the third you in? Shall I speak to the Dutch merchant, and day; which is all from thy friend in the faith, Amina. try to get you time for the payment? dab Holdfast.” Ha, ha! excellent ! I understand Trade. T'ime! Ads'heart! I shall never be able to you, landlord: I am to personate this Simon Pure, look up again. am I not?
Free. I am very much concerned that I was the Sack. Don't you like the hint ?
occasion, and wish I could be an instrument of re. Col. F. Admirably well!
trieving your misfortune; for my own, I value it not. Free. 'Tis the best contrivance in the world, if Adso! a thought comes into my head, that, well imthe right Simon gets not there before you.
proved, may be of service. Col. F. No, no; the quakers never ride post. Trade. Ah ! there's no thought can be of any ser. And suppose, Freeman, you should wait at the Bris- vice to me, without paying the money or running tol coach, that if you see any such person, you might away. contrive to give me notice.
Free. How do you know? What do you think of Free, I will.
[Bell rings. my proposing Miss Lovely to him? He is a single Sack. Coming, Coming!
(Erit. man; and I heard him say he had a mind to marry Free. Thou must despatch Periwinkle first. Re: an English woman; nay, more than that, he said member his uncle, Sir Toby Periwinkle, is an old somebody told him you had a pretty ward; he wished bachelor of seventy-five; that he has seven hundred you had betted her instead of your money. a year, most in abbey-land,--that he was once in Trade. Ay, but he'd be hanged before be'd take love with your mother-shrewdly suspected by some her instead of the money: the Dutch are too covetto be your father; that you have been thirty years ous for that; besides, he did not know that there his steward, and ten years his gentleman: remember were three more of us, I suppose. to improve these hints.
Free. So much the better; you may venture to Col F. Never fear; let me alone for that. But give him your consent, if he'll forgive you she wawhat's the steward's name?
ger. It is not your business to tell him that your Free. His name is Pillage.
consent will signify nothing. Col. F. Enough. Now for the country put. Trade. That's right, as you say; but will he do Enter SackBUT.
it, think you ?
Free. I can't tell that; but I'll try what I can do Sack. Zounds ! Mr. Freeman, yonder is Trade- with him. He has promised to meet me here an hour love in the d-'st passion in the world. He hence; I'll feel his pulse, and let you know : if I swears you are in the house : he says you told him find it feasible, I'll send for you; if not, you are at you were to dine here.
liberty to take wbat measures you please. Free. I did so: ha, ha, ha! he has found himself Trade. You must extol her beauty, double her bit already.
portion, and tell him I have the entire disposal of Col. F. The devil! he must not see me.
her, and that she can't marry without my consent; Sack. I told him I expected you here, but you and that I am a covetous rogue, and will never part were not come yet.
with her without a valuable consideration. Free. Very well; make you haste out, colonel, and Free. Ay, ay, let me alone for a lie at a pinch. let me alone to deal with him. Where is he?
Trade Egad, if you can bring this to bear, Mr. Sack. In the King's-head.
Freeman, I'll make you whole again; I'll pay the Free. Ay, ay; very well, landlord ; let him know three hundred pounds you lost with all my soul. I am come in; and now, Mr. Pillage, success attend Free. Well, I'll use my best endeavours. Where you.
[Exit Sackbzt. will you be ? Col. F. Mr. Proteus rather,
Trude. At home. Pray heaven you prosper! -If From changing shape, and imitating Jore, I were but the sole trustee now, I should not fear it. I draw the happy omens of my love.
(Exit. I'm not the first young brother of the blade,
Free. Ha, ha, ha!-he has it.
(Erit. Who made his fortune in a masquerade. [Erit.
SCENE III.—Periwinkle's House.
Enter Periwinkle, meeting u Footman,
Per. From my uncle, I warrant you ; bring him Trade. Sent it you! Why, Gabriel Skinfiint has been at the minister's, and spoke with him ; and he up. This will save me the trouble, as well as the
expense, of a journey. bas assured him 'tis every syllable false: he received no such express.
Enter Colonel FEIGNWEIL. Free. I know it; I this minute parted with my Col. F. Is your name Periwinkle, sir? friend, who protested he never sent me any such lei- Per. It is, sir. ter. Some roguish stock-jobber has done it on pur- Col. F. I am sorry for the message I bring. My pose to make me lose my mones, that's certain. Told master, whom I served these forto vears, claims
the sorrow due from a faithful servant to an indalg- Col. F. Little does he think what be signs. (Aride.) ent master.
Weeps. Per. There is your lease, Mr. Pillage. (Gires Per. By this, I understand, sir, my uncle, sir him the paper.] Now, I must desire you to make Toby Periwinkle, is dead.
what haste you can down to Coventry, and take Col. F. He is, sir; and has left you heir to seven care of every thing, and I'll send down the underhundred a year, in as good abbey-land as ever paid taker for the body; do you attend it up, and whatPeter-pence to Rome. I wish you long to enjoy it; ever charge you are at, I'll repay you. but my tears will flow when I think of my benefac- Col. F. You have paid me already, I thank you tor. (Weeps.) Ah! he was a good man, he has not sir. Aride. left many of his fellows; the poor lament him sorely. Per. Will you dine with me? Per. I pray, sir, what office bore your
Col. F. I would rather not; there are some ne Col. F. I was his steward, sir.
my neighbours which I met as I came along, who Per. I have heard him mention you with much leave town this afternoon, they told me, and I shoula respect; your name is,
be glad of their company down. Col. F. Pillage, Sir.
Per. Well, well, I won't detain you. I will give Per. Ay, Pillage; I do remember he called you orders about mourning. [Exit Colonel.] Seven Pillage. (The Colonel sits down.] Pray Mr. Pillage, hundred a-year! I wish he had died seventeea when did my uncle die ?
years ago. What a valuable collection of rarities Col. F. Monday last, at four in the morning. About Inight I have had by this time! I might have tratwo he signed his will
, and gave it into my hands, velled over all the known parts of the globe, and and strictly charged me to leave Coventry the mo- made my own closet rival the Vatican at Rome.ment he expired, and deliver it to you with what Odso! I have a good mind to begin my travels now speed I could ; I have obeyed him, sir, and there is --let me see-1 am but sixty. My father, grandthe will.
(Gives it to Periwinkle. father, and great grandfather, reached ninety odd; Per. 'Tis very well; I'll lodge it in the Commons. I have almost forty years good. Let me consider!
Col. F. There are two things which he forgot to what will seven hundred a year amount to ininsert; but charged me to tell you, that he desired ay, in thirty years, I say, but thirty: thirty times you'd perform them as readily as if you had found seven, is seven times thirty; that is, just twentythem written in the will—which is to remove his one thousand pounds. 'Tis a great deal of money; corpse, and bury him by his father, at St. Paul's, Co- I may very well reserve sixteen hundred of it for a vent-garden, and to give all his servants mourning. collection of such rarities as will make my name
Per. That will be a considerable charge. A plague famous to posterity. I would not die like other of all modern fashions! (Aside.) Well! it shall be mortals, forgotten in a year or two, as my uncle will done, Mr. Pillage; I will agree with one of death's be; no, fashion-monger's, called an undertaker, to go down, With nature's curious works I'll raise my fam, and bring up the body.
That men till doomsday may repeat my name. Col. F. I hope, sir, I shall have the honour to
[Erik serve you in the same station I did your worthy uncle; I have not many years to stay behind him, and
SCENE IV.- A Tavern. would gladly spend them in the family, where I was brought up.' | Weeps. He was a kind and a tender Freeman and Tradelove discovered prer a bottle master to me.
Per. Pray don't grieve, Mr. Pillage, you shall Trade. Come, Mr. Freeman, here's Mynheer Jan hold your place, and every thing else which you Van, Tim, Tam, Tam-I shall never think of that held under my uncle. You make me weep to see Dutchman's name. you so concerned. (Weeps.) He lived to a good Free. Mynheer Jan Van Timtamtirelereletia old age, and we are all mortal.
Heer Van Feignwell. Col. F. We are so, sir, and therefore I must beg Trade. Ay, Heer Van Feignwell; I never beard you to sign this lease. You'll find sir Toby has ta- such a confounded name in my life; bere's kis ken particular notice of it in his will; I could not nearth, I say: get it time enough from the lawyer, or he had signed Free. With all my heart. it before he died.
[ Gives him a paper. Trade. 'Faith, I dever expected to have found so Per. A lease! for what?
generous a thing in a Dutchman. Col. F. I rented a hundred a-year farm of Sir Free. As soon as I told him your circumstances, Toby upon lease, which lease expires at Lady-day he rep.izd, he would not be the ruin of any man for next. I desire to renew for twenty years; that's all, sir. the worlu; and immediately made this proposal Per. Let me see. (Looks over the lease.) Very well
. himsel. Let him take what time he will for the Let me see what he says in his will about it. (Lays payment, said he; or if he'll give me his vard, I'U the lease upon the table, and looks on the will.] Oh! forgive him the debt. here it is. The farm lying, now in possession of Trait. Well, Mr. Freeman, I can but thank you. Samuel Pillage, --suffer him to renew his lease,-at Egad, you have made a man of me again! and if the same rent. Very well, Mr. Pillage, I see my un- ever i say a wager more, may I rot in gaol. cle does mention it, and I'll perform his will. Give Fret. I assure you, Mr. I'radelove, I was very me the lease. (Colonel gives it him, he looks at it, much couc rned, because I was the occasion, thonga and lays it upon the table.) Pray you step to the very sunuevntly, I protest. door, and call for pen and ink, Mr. Pillage.
inaute, I dare swear you was, Mr. Freeman. Col. F. I have a pen and ink in my pocket, sır. Enter COLONEL FEIGNweli, dressed as the Dutci Į Pulls out an ink-horn.) I never go without that. F'er. I think it belongs to your profession. (Loohs
merchant. upon the pen, while the Colonel changes the lease and Cul. F. Ha, mynheer Tradelove, Ik bin stry Lay down the contract.) I doubt this is but a sorry voor your trouble, maer Ik sal you easie maken Ik pen, though it may serve to write my name. Writes. I wil de gelt mie hebben,