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yt^ ccmfiderthacif we are taken, botli it imd we are k»fl
for ever;

^ M^tk, Ay, Girir butwhat will the woitilfay,Mf they
ftould hear fo odious a thing of itt, as that we Aould de-
l^atriate? • ^

- 2d Con, Ay, there's' it ; the world! why, metlier)
the world dees not care a pin, if both }^i]i and' I were
hangM ; and that we (liall be certainly, if Amonio takes
us, for running away with his gold.^-

Mub. Froteill care nor, TU ne'er depart from the de«
inarches of a perfon of quality ; and let oome vAmt will;
I fliall rather choofe to fubmic myfelf to my fate^ than
ih-ive topreveht by any deportment that is^iot congmous
in every degree, to the fteps and meafures of a find prac-
titioner of honour.

2d C&n. Would not this make ono dark: ma^ ? H^r %le
is not more out of the way, thanher mannerof reafoningr^
(he firit fells me to an u^y old lellow^ then (ke runs* awahpi

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with roe and all his gold, and now, like a ftrift praAitio-
ner of honour, refolves to be taken, rather than depratt-
ate, as (he>call8it. \^AJidem

Moth^ As I am a chriftian, Cons, here*s a tavern, and
a very decent fign : I'll in, I am refol^'d, tho' by jt I
fliouid run a rifco of never fo ftupendous a nature.

lA Ctn. There's no ftopj^g her. What (hall I do !

M§ih. ni fend for my kinfmroman and fome mufic to
reTtve roe a little : for really. Cons, lam reduced to that
lad imbecility by the injury I have done my poor feet,
that I'm in a great incertitude, whether they will have
liTelinefs fufficient to fupport- me up to the top of the
flairs^ or no* ^ \Rxiu

id Cm* This finning without pleafure, I cannot en-
dure : to haire always remorfe, and ne*er do any thing
that (hould caufe it, is intolerable. If I lov'd money too,
which I think I don't^ my mother (he has all that : I
liave nothing to comfort myfelf with, but Antonio's (tiflf
beard ; and that alone, for a woman of my years, is but
a forr]^ kind of entertainment. I wonder why tbefe old
fumbling fellows (hould trouble themfelves fo much, only
to trouble us more* They can do nothing, but put us
in mind of our graves. Well, I'll no more on't ; for to
be frighted wfth death and damnation both at once, is a
littie too hard. I do here vow I'll live for ever challe, or
find oat fome hand(broe young fellow I can love ; I think.
that's the better* [Motter looks out at tho vomdo'-ja.

Moth. Come up. Cons, the fiddles are here*

iJCoM* I come [Mother goes from the Hvhdt>'Wm

I mufi be gone, tho' whither I cannot tell; Theie fid«
dies, and her difcreet companions, will quickly make an
end of all (he has dolen ; and then five hundred new pieces
fell me to another old fellow* She has taken care not to
leave me a farihing : yet I am fo, better than upder her
condud : 'twill be at worft but begging for my life.
And Ibrving were to me an eafier late.
Than to be forc'd to live with one I hate*

[Qoes itp to her Mother^
JE»/^r Don' John. •

John. It will not out of my Ivead, but that Don Fre-
derick has fent away this wench, for all he carries it fo
gravely ; yet methinks he fiiould be houefler than fo : but

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gnnre tnea are never touck'd upon Aich oGCdfiofiit*
[Mark it when you will, and^'ouMl find a grare mail, efpe*
''ctftUy if be p^retendto be a precife man, will do ye forty
'things without remorfe, that would ihrtle one ot us mad
fellows to think of. Becaufe they m^e famiUar with Hea-
ven in their prayers, they think they may be bold with it
in any thing ; now we that are not fo well acquainred,
l>ear greater reverence. [Mttfic^ia^s Sove^

What's here, mufic and womeiv? Wou'd I bad on«
of 'ena • , {One of ''em Ma out at the ^nd&vo^

That's a whore ; I know it by her fmile. O'my con-
fcience, take a woman maiked and hooded, nay covered
aU o'er, io that you caanot fee one bit of her, and at
twelvefcorc yards diflance, if (he be a whore, as teti td
one (lie i's, I Ihall know it certainly \ I have an inflin6l
witkia me ne'er fails. \^An9ihtt Uch &ut.

Ah J rogue ! (he's right to Pm fure on't.

Mpth, abcte. Comae, come, let's dancq m toother room,
'tis a great deal better.

yohn. Say you fo ; what now if I ihduld go up and
dance too ? It is a tavern ; pox o'this bufinefs : V\\ in^ I
ftm rcfolv'd, and try my own foriune ^ *tis hard luck if I
^9n't get one jof 'cm.

As he goes to the dcor^ id Condantia enters.
Sec here's one bolted already ; fair lady, whither fo feft ?

2d Con, I dbn't know, Sir^

John. May I have the honour to wait upon you ?

2d Con. Yes, if you pkafe, Sir,

John. Whither;

2d, Con. I tell you, I don't know-«

Jsbn. She's very quick. Would I might be fo happy
ae to know you, lady.

2d Con. I dare'not let you fee my face, Sir*

John. Why ?

2d Con. For fear you ihould not like it, and then Icarc
me ; for to lell ye true, I have at this prefent very great
need of you.

John. If thou haft half fo much need of me, as I have
of thee, lady, I'll be -content to be hanged tho'.
. 2r/ C;».* It's a proper handfomc fellow this, if he'd but
love me no*^', I would never feek out furthw. Sir i am
youn^, and unexpericinccd in the world.

)i . John.

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John. Nfty^ if thmr art young, it's no great matter
^ what thy fircc is. v ^

%d Con* Perhaps this freedom in me may feem (trange ;
but, Sir, in fliort, I'm forced to fly from one I hate ; if
I (hould meet him,, will you here promife he (hall not
take me from you.

John. Yes, that I will before I fee your face, your
Xliape has chaimed me enough for that already ; if any
one takes ye from me, lady, I'll give him- kave to take
from me two — (Iwas going to name 'em) certain things
of mine, that. 1 would not lofc, now I have you in my
arms, for all the gems in Chriflendom,

id Con, For Heaven-s .fake then condu^ me to fome
place, where I may be fecured a while from the fight
of any one whatfoerer.

John, By all the hopes I have to find thy face as lorcly
as thy fliape, I will.

zd Con. Well, Sir, I believe ye ; for you have an
honeft look. '

John, 'Slid \ I am afraid Don Frederick has been
giving her a character of me too. Come, pray unmaik. •

id. Con. Then t;ura. away your face ; for I'm refohcd
you (hall not fee a bit of mine till I hare fet it in order }
and then

John. What ?

id Con. ril flrike you dead. '

John. A mettled whore, 1 warrant her r come if <hc
be now young, and have but a no(e on her face, (he'll
be as go<Kl as her word. I'm e'en panting for breath
I already.

id Con. Now ftand your ground, if you dare..

John. By this light a rare creature \ ten thoufand
times handfomer than her we feek for ! This can be fujc
no common one : pray Heaven (he be a whore. .

id Con. Well, Sir, what fay you now ?

John. Nothing ; I'm fo amazed I am not able to fpeah
I'd beft fall to prefently, tho' it be in the ftrect, for fear
of lofmg time. Pr'y thee, my dear fweet creature, po
with me into that corner, that thou and I may talk a lit-
tle in private.

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yotfi. *Shezxtf what (hall I do? Fm out of my wit*
Ibr her. Hark ye, my dear foul, caa'il thou love me I

id-Cou. U I could« what then ?

Johft. Why you know what then, and then fliould I
be the happieft man alive.

i id Con, Ay, fo you all (ay, tillyou have yourdeliretf
and then you leave us.

y^n. But, my dear heart, I am not made like other
men : I never can love heartily till I have

id. Con, Got their maidenheads s but fuppofe now I
ihould be no maid.

John, Pr*ythce fuppofe me nothing, but let roe try.

2 J. Con, Nay, good Sir, hold.

Jobn. No maid ! Why, fo much thebettef, thou art
.then the more experienced ; for my part, I hate a buit-
gler at any thing.

zd. Con. O dear,. I like this fellow (Irangely* Hark
ye. Sir, I am not worth a groat , but tho' you (liouU
sot be fo neither, if youMl but love me, HI follow ye
all the world over : I'll work for ye, beg for ye, do any
thing for ye, fo you'll promifi? to do nothing with any
, body elfe.

, ^v^gi.O Heavens, I'm in Another world, this wench
fure was made a^purpofe for me, (he is fo juft of my
humoun My dear, 'tis impoffible for me to fay how
much I will do for thee, or with tbee, thou fweet be*
witching woman ; but let's make ha(^e home, or I fhaU
never be able to hold out till I come thither. [E^ftunu
Enter Frederick and Francifco.

Fr^d, And art thou fure it was Conflantia, (ay'A thou^
.'that he was leading ;

Fran. Am I fure I live, Sir ? Why, I dwfelt in the
houfe with her ; how can I chufe but know her ?

•Fred, Eut didfl thou fee her face?

Fran. Lord, Sir, I faw her face as plainly as I fee
yours juft now, not two ftreet» ofL

Fred. Yes, 'tis even fa: I fufpeOed it at (iril, but
then he forefwore it with that confidence— -Well, Don
John, if thefe be your pra^icea, you (hall have no more
a friend of me, Sir^ I a(ft}re you. Perhaps tho' he met
tier<by chance, and intends to carry ber te hcrt>rother,
and^the Duke*

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^ Enter Don John tf«J i^ Con^titta.
A little cinwB will (hew— God-fo, here he is ;
111 flep behind this ihop, and obferve what he (ays.

Ifiv^i. Here now go in, and make me for ever bapj^t

Fred. Dear Don John.

J^. A pox o' your kindaeftw How the devil comes
he here jufl at this time ? Now will he aik me forty fooiifh
queftbns, and I have fuch a mind to this wench, that I
cannot think o
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Enter a Servant*
How now ? Where U he ?

Ser. He^8 run out of thie back door/ Sir,

Jobn. How fo ? ^

Ser. Why, Sir, hc*8 run after the gcntkwoman yott
brought in»

Jo/jH. *Sdeath how durft yoii let her out ?

Ser, Why, Sir, I knew nothing. "
. y^hn. No, thou ignoniat rafcal, and tbcfefar« Fit beat
(bmething into thee. [-S^^i/j him^

. i^V/'rf/. What, you won't kill him ?

Jfe^i. Nay, come not near me, for if thov* doft, by
heavens. Til give thee aa much ; and would do fo how^
ever, but that I won't lofe time from looking after my

dear fwcet a po« confpuad you all.

[G^s m^ ^ndjbuts th d^or after bm*

Duh, What^ h« has. (hut the door I

Fre/i, It's no matter, 1*11 lead you to a private back
way, by that corner, wbere we fliaU meet him. lExcunt*

End of the Fourth Act.



A C T V.

Efifer Antonio^j Servanti Cuft^la^lt and QjpcfrH

Servant.

A Young, woman, fay'fl thou, and her mother ?
A/aa. Yes, juft now come to the houfe ; not an
hour ago.

Ser. It muil be they : here, friend, here's money for
you ; be fure you take *em, and Til reward you bettof
when you have done. - •

Con. But, neighbour,- ho hup-r— — {hall I nowr-^

hup— —know ihefe parties? for I would - 'hup ' ■

execute my office hup like— —hup a fober

perfon.

Man* That's hard; but you may eafily know' the
motherj for flic is— hup — .—.drunk.

Con. Nay— hup if (he be drunk, let— 'hup— »—

me alone to maul her ; for— ~hupr - — I abhor a drun-
kard — r-hup— let it b^ nwn, woman, or— hup
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John. Plague o'my landlady, I meant t*other woman.

ift Conji. Other woman, Sir ! I have feen no other
^oman; never fince I left your h.oufe !

John^ S'heart, what have I been doing here then all
this while ? Madam your mod humble

\Jl Conft. Good, Sir, be not fo cruel, as to leave me
in this difttrefs.

John, No, no, no, I^m only going a little way, and
will be back again prefently.

%Ji Confi, But pray, Sir,' hear me, I'm in that danger—

John, Ho, no, no; I vow to gad. Madam, no dan^
ger i*th' world. Let me alone, I warrant you. [Exiti

\fl Conft, He's gone, Jind I a loft, wretched, miferablc
creature, for ever.

Enter Antonio. '

Anu O, there fhe is, '

\Ji Conft. Who's this ? Antonio ! the fierCeft enemy I
have.

Ant. Are ye fo nimble footed, gentlewoman ? If I
don't overtake you for all this, it (liall go hard— —

She'll break my wind, with a pox to her :

A plague confound all whores ! I Exit I

Enter Mother to the 2d Conftantia, and JCinfvooman.

Kin/. But, Madam, be not fo angry ; perhaps (he'll
come again.

Moth. O kinfwoman, never fpeak of her more; for
ftie's an odious creature to leave me thus i'th lurch. I
that have given her all her breeding, and inftru6ted hejf
with my own principles of education.
' Kinf, I proteft, Madam, I think (he's a perfbn that
knows as much of all that as —

MotL Knows, kinfwoman ! there's ne'er a woman in
Italy, of thrice her years, knows fo much the proce-
dures of a true gallantry ; and the infallible principles of
an honourable friendfliip, as (he does.

Kinf, And therefore,. Madam, you ought to love her. -

Moth* No, fie, upon her, nothing at all, as I am a
Chriftian. When ooce a perfon falls in fundamentals,'
files at a period with me. Befides, with all her wit,
Conftantia is hut a fool, and calls ail the mlgnardcrics of
%^nne mien^ aflediation.

Klnf.

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Kinf, Indeed, I *muft confefs, ihe*s given a little »»
Oiuch to the carelefs way*

Moth. Ay, there you have hit it, kiniWoman ; the
carelefs way hat quite uodooe her* Will ye believe me,
kinfwoman ? as I am a ChnfUan, I never couki m;ike her
do this, nor carry her body thus, but jufl when ray eye
was upon her, as foon as ever my back was turned, whip
her elbows were quite out again: would not you iitange
now at this ?

Kinf. Blefs me, fweet {{oodnefs ! But ptay. Madam*
bow came Conftantia to fall out with your ladyfliip ? Did
ihe t4ike any thing ill of you ?

Moth^ As I am a Chrillian I can't relbhre yon, unlefs it
were that I led the dance firft ; but for ths^t flie muft ex*,
cufe me ; I know flie dances weU,* but there are othejr$
who perhaps underibrnd the right fwim of it as well as
Ihe:

F.nter Don Frederick.
And tho' I love Conftantia — r* -

Pm/. How's this ? Con ilantia !

Moth^ I know no reafon why 1 ihould be debarred the
privilege of (hewing my own parts too fotne times.

frcd. If I am not mifiaken, that otber woman is flic
Don John and I were directed fo, when we came firfl to
fown, to bring, us acquainted with Conllaotia. I'll try
to get fome intelligence tfom her. Pray, Lady, have I
never feen you before f

Kiuf^ Yes, Sir, I think you have, with another (1 ran-
ger, a friend of yours, one day a^ 1 was coming out of
the church.

Fred. I'm ri^t then. And pray who were you talk-
ing of ? ' .

Math. Why, Sir, of an i^confiderate inconfiderable
perfon, that has at once both forfeited the honour of my
Concern! and the concern nf her own honour.

Fred. Very fine* indeed ! and is all^this intended for
the beautiful Conllantia ?

Moth. Ofie upon her, Sir ! an odious creature, as I'm
a Chriftian, no beauty at all.

Fred. Whyi does not.your ladyfliip think Irer hand-
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Moth. Seriouily, Sir, I don*t think (he's ugly;* but as
I*m a Chriftian, my pofition is, that no true beauty carl
be lodg'd in that creature, who is not in fome meafure
buoy'd up with a juft fenfe of what is incumbent to the
devoir of a perfon of quality*

Fn^, That poiition, Madam, is a little fevere : but

however five has been incumbent formerly, as your lady-.

ihip is pleafcd to fay; now that (lie's marry'd, and her

c hu(band oH'ns the child, (he is fufficiently juilified for all

. (he has done.

Moth, Sir, I muft blufhingly beg leave'to fay you. arc
there in an errer. I know there has been pa(&ges of love
between 'em, but with a temperament fo innocent and fo
refined, as it did impofe a negative upon the very poflibi*
lity of her being with child.

Frei^i Sure (lie is not well acquainted with her. Pray,
}(fadam^ how long have you known Conftantiai

Moth. Long enough, I think, Sir, for I had the good
fortune, or rather the ill one, to help her firft to tl^ light
of the world.

Fred. Now cannot I difcover by the lincnefs of this
dialed, whether (he be the mother or the midwife : I
had bclV aik t'other woman.

Moth. No, Sir, I a(rure ye, my daughter Condantia,
has never had a child : a child ! ha, ha, ha ! O good-
liefs fave uS, a child !

Fr€d. O, then (he is the mother, and it feems is not in-
'fortned. of the matter. Well, Madam, I (hall not dif-
pute this with you any further; but give me leave to
wait u}K)n your daughter; for her friend, I aifu re ye,
is in great impatience to fee her.

Moth, Friend, Sir, I know none (he has. I'm fure
flie loaths the very tight of him*

Fred. Of whotn ?

Mothm Why, of Antonio, Sir, he that you were plifaf-
ed to fay had got my daughter with child, Sir ; ha, ha,
ha!

Fred. Still worfe and worfe. 'Slife! cannot £lie' be
content with not letting me iinderftand her ; but muft
aUb refolve qbftinately not to* undei ftand me, becaufe I
(peak plain ? Why, Madam, 1 cannot expref$ myfc*k'
your way, thtrefore be not offended at me lor it. I tell

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^ou I <lo -not Jcttow lAotQDJOy nor nertfr «»ned liim to
you t I toid fradiithAttbe Duke has.owoed CooftaDtia fer
^his wife, that her brother gndhe fure ikiduk, and »c
'43D\h oQtR^iin ftfAfcb afficr bar.

Ji2i/^. Then as I*m a Chrtffian, Ifu{p^«^liav€bj)Sh
ixen ^qM\y Haveltcd 'm ithe cmforwie of a miftake.
•Sir, I am in the dicm'rer confu^ioa ^oarow, that tW m/
daughter Coctllaiuia ha» been liable to feveriil addre&s;
ya Aie ucTer has ^ad the honour to i>e produced to bis
j;racc.

Ftivi. So. then you put her to bed <0' . ■

il^/i^. i^»K>Bf4i4 Sir, one whom my ebb of fortttie
tfoisced me itoidoier into a segDcintioa with, m tekscatt
to my daiigikter's.plrfofi ; but as Vm a ChrifiiaHy widi
that candour in the s)6lion, as I was in no kioddemed
'(oihe a witotffs of the thtag.

Fred, So iraw the thing is out* This ia a dansfi!d
i4MMf d, and I as danin'd a rogue fpr what 1 did to D(xi
Jfoha^ for o' my< cpnfctsBnqe, tbi$ is tb9t Ceciflantia the
iellow told me of. I'll make him amends, wba^V it
•cofi me. Lady, .youcmuft give me leave not to part with
you, tin you moet with your daughter^ for fome reaibti
I fliall tell you hereafter.

3fot/^, Sir, I am £b highly your obligee for the man-
ner of your e^iquiriei, and y«u ;have grounded your de-
terminations upon fo juil a balis^ that I (ball not be
•Aftamed to oven my!£elf a firotary to all your commands.

Enter %d Confiantia.

^i Can, Sp, Vm once more freed from Antonio : but

whither to go now, that^s the quedion : nothing troubks

jne, biit that he was fknt up by that yo^uDg feUow, fori

liked him with my foul, w<Hiki he had liked -me fpto^*

Enter Don John, and a ^^•Jbv^«r.

Jdbn, Which way went Xbe^

£hap. Who ?

JofjH, The woman.
•^ -Sho^. What woman r

Jobti. Why, a young woman, aliandfome woman,
the handfameil woman thou ever faw'il in thy life ; fptak
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Sl^op. Whyv yoviti^s^'^voiiian': what a defn^ait^ tfti>
fellow, [Ejitti

John^ O my dear foul, take pity on nre, and give me
comfort ; for I'm e'en dead ^ for want of thee.

td^Can. Oye«i're a fine gentienoHH indeed^ ra flmt me^
iif^-tTi your iKm&) and fend anotker man to roe»

Jfilftu Pray faeair.meL

2dC§n, No, I will aerer hear you more afterfuch atti
iajucy j what wow Id ye bare done, if I had beetf ktnd^ tO'
ye, that could ufe me thus before ?

Jofjn. By my th>th^ that's flirewdly urg'd.

^dCofu Beijoea^ you balely brote yomr word*

John, But will you hear nothiDg? nor did you hear
nothing'? L bad tmee men upon me<at once, and had. I
^t coafeoted to Ice . that oM fellow up, who came to
my refcue, they had all broken- iiawhccher I would o^
no*
. zdCait^ Faith itiniP^ be it was fo^ for I reixssmber T
Iieard a noife; butfuppofe it was notfo, what then.?^
W% then Til iWe Inm. however. Hark; ye,- Sir, I
ought now to ufe you^ very fcurvily. But I can't findt
i» mj! heatt todo it;
. ^kx^ Thefi Sod'iUf ffing ooithy keanfin: ir«^

2d Con. But an i »m

>4«. Whais?.
.:^Qou* Iwou]dfaiti«>^

Jahigi A^.fswould;!: comellet's ga.-^

2d Con, I would fain know, whether you caabe Idn^^i

» ychtu Tbot thoaifhaltppefeiitlyw Gome^iwa^
; xdCmi^ Amd wtU you akrayc?
. y9bm Alwa^ai^Ican% %.fai^.bucLwiUae'cfienpas'X
can,

zd^Cmti. Phoor!' I'lhean Ib^tt me;
John. Weil^X mean that toor«
2d Con. Swear then.

JnJin:^ ThatiL wirll ufMWiny Inieei; What (hal! I fay ?
2d Con. Nay, ufe what words you pleafe, fo they bei)at ^
hearty, and* nor thofe that are fpokenby theprieft*, for
that charm lehbm proves fortunate.

Jx^bn\. Lfweap then by thy feir f*lf; that leokeft fo like
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a deit7, and art tke only thing I now can think of, that
ril adore thee to my dying day.

. id Con, And here I'll tow, the minute thou doil leaTe
me, I'll leave the world ; that is, kill myfelf.

John* O ray dear heavenly creature ! " '[Kiffes her.'l
That kifs now has almoft put meintoa fwoon. For hea-
ven's fake, let's quickly out of the ftreets for fear of ano-
ther fcuffle. I durll encounter a whole army for thy
iake, but yet methinks I had better try my courage ano-
ther way ; what thinkeft thou ?

id Con. Well, well ; why don't you then ?

[As they are going outj enter \Jl Conflantia, -andjufi thai
Kx\xomofei7Us upon her*

John. Who's this my old new friend has got there ! •

Ant. O ! have I caught you, gentlewoman, at laft }■
Come, give me my gold. . . . -

\Jl Con. I hope he takes me foranother, I won't an-
fwer ; for I had rather he Hiould take me for any one than
who I am.

Jofyn. Ptay* Sir, who is that you. have there by the
hand ?'

Ant. A perfonof honour, Sir, that has hroke open my
trunks, and run away wiehall my gold ; yet I'll hold ten
pounds I'll have it whipped outot her -again.

zdCon. Done, Tjl hold you ten poUD& of that now.

Ant. Ha ! by my troth you have reafon ; and. Lady,
I a(k your pardon- But I'll have it whipped out of you,
then, goilip.

John, Hold, Sir, you muft not meddle with my goods.

Ant. Your goods ! how came (he to be yours ? I'm
fure I bought her of her mother for five hundred good
pieces of. gold, and flie was a-bedwith me all night too.
Deny that, if you dariC.

id Con. Well, and what did you ^ when I was a^bcd
with you all night ? Confef* that, if yoiLdare.

Ant. Umph ! fay you fo ?

\JiCon, V\\ try if this lady will help mc, for I know
not whither elfe to go.

Ant., I (liall be ftiamcd I .fee utterly, except I make
her hold her peace. Pray, Sir, by your leave, I hope
you wiU allow mc the fpeech o\ one word, with your
Ijjuods he;-c, as you call her : /tig. but a finall recpefl.



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fwhm. Ajy Sir, wath aU my liearc^ H^w, Coiifttntia !
Madam, now you have fcen that lady, I hope you will *
ptrdoti the hafteyou imt nie in » htt^ \l|>lnte ago ; if I
cMDTOtteda iauitiyi^a:nuiifbtbaak>het>teir; .

i^ Con» Sir, if you will for her fake be perfuaded t9'
protect itite fcom.tiBo.ivaoleaG«f of my^brather, I (hali^ hate
reftibiL.fio thank you botbv >

I yp/jau. May, Msdain^ now that I am in my^witc again,
and my heaxt'a at eafc^ it fhall go . Y«ry hardV bu( I witl"
tejoQunt. ib too., I was'before diflra^cd, and 'tis not
ilrange the love of her ihould hinder me from remem- '
bering what was due tayou, iiiicc>ximade me fopgetmy-
felf.

; ]t^9£Sf &: Sir^ i: do; knowr too- wdli the* povier of love, by
my own experience, nos to pardon all thieeire^ of k- in'
aoR>fihtti!i.

Am. Well then, Ipromife you,. if you wjil>bu6hetp^
im^to roytg^ agab (iMHeanthat wblcji you add your
iiiath£r7ik)ieiOUto£:aiy tranik-).that/i^l n^veri trouble you '
more.

-ndOiMi Airmtoh ; aad'^tis die. bed* tbitt you and I
ciuddieMr cmkc. . • ....

JoJbjt, Pray, Madam, fear nothing ; by my love 1*11-
fiand by you, and fee that your brother fliall db you no

2d Con, Hark ye. Sir, a word ; how dsuwyoo talk of'
love, or fUodiog byi aDy. lady but-me, Siar ?

: ^fai^M. By VKf tmth that was a. ^ult ; but I did not
mean inyourway^ I me^ntit'only civilly.

. i^Oam hys but i£ you ape ib very civil a gentlemao,
we (hall not be long frienda.. I fcom to (have your love.,
wkh aoy oaewhatfoever : aB4 foe my pari, rm reibivcd
^her to. have aH. or inching.

Jabm* Welly my^i^ar little rogue, thou ihak h^e* It
aU pceiently^ a« fooft aa we can but get rid of this conn


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