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Against a party liable to law !
courtesy : Some kind of beasts are tame, and hug their in
juries: Such way leads to fame too!
Aur. Not uncivilly, Though violently, friend.
Aurel. Wherefore, then, think you, Can she absent herself, if she be blameless ? You grant, of course, your triumphs are pro
claim'd; And I in person told her your return: Where lies she hid the while ?
Aur. That rests for answer In you; now I come to you: we have exchanged Bosoms, Aurelio, from our years of childhood; Let me acknowledge with what pride I own A man so faithful, honest, fast, my friend; He who, if I speak fully, never fail'd, By teaching trust to me, to learn of mine: I wish'd myself thine equal; if I aim'd Awrong, 't was in an envy of thy goodness; So dearly (witness with me my integrity) I laid thee up to heart, that, from my love, My wife was but distinguish'd in her sex: Give back that holy signature of friendship, Cancell'd, defaced, pluck'd off, or I shall urge Accounts, scored on the tally of my vengeance, Without all former compliments.
Aurel. D' you imagine
i Not uncivilly,
Though violently, friend,) i. e. do not use rude language, however warm you inay be. --GIFFORD.
I fawn upon your fortunes, or intrude
Aur. By all my sorrows,
Aurel. Since then the occasion
Aur. Pish! your faith
[Draws his sword.
Aurel. Roår louder, The noise affrights not me; threaten your enemies, And prove a valiant tongue-man;-now must fol
low, By way of method, the exact condition of
rage which runs to mutiny in friendship. Auria, come on, this weapon looks not pale [Draws. At sight of that.—Again hear, and believe it, What I have done, was well done and well meant; Twenty times over, were it new to do, I'd do 't and do 't, and boast the pains religious ; Yet since you shake me off, I slightly value Other severity.
Aur. Honour and duty
Aurel. So, doubtless,
Aur. That's spoke cheerfully.
Enter CASTANNA. But look, Castanna's here!-welcome, fair figure of a choice jewel, lock'd up in a cabinet, More precious than the public view should sully. Cast. Sir, how you are inform’d, or on what
Of prejudice against my course or custom,
Aur. None does, sweet sister.
Cast. If they do, dear Heaven
Aur. Is 't not, friend,
Aurel. Deserves the best of fortunes;
Cast. With your leave,
Aur. Staid she not
Cast. 'Las, not she !-Aurelio Was passing rough.
Aur. Strange! nowhere to be found ?
Cast. Not yet ; but on my life, ere many hours, I shall hear from her.
Aur. Shalt thou ? worthy maid,
Thou hast brought to my sick heart a cordial.
Ben. A mushroom, sprung up in a minute by the sunshine of your benevolent grace. Liberality and hospitable compassion, most magnificent beauty, have long since lain bedrid in the ashes of the old world, till now your illustrious charity hath raked up the dead embers, by giving life to a worm inevitably devoted yours, as you shall please to new-shape me.
Lev. Å grateful man, it seems. Where gratitude Has harbour, other furniture, becoming Accomplished qualities, must needs inhabit. [.Aside. What country claims your birth ?
Ben. None; I was born at sea, as my mother was in passage from Cape Ludugory to Cape Cagliari, towards Afric, in Sardinia; was bred up in Aquilastro, and at years put myself in service under the Spanish viceroy, till I was taken prisoner by the Turks. I have tasted in my days handsome store of good and bad, and am thankful for both.
| As my mother was in passage from Cape Ludugory to Cape Cagliari.) Benatzi is sufficiently correct in his geography. In our old maps of Sardinia, the northern division of the island is called Logudori, and the southern Cagliari.-GIFFORD.