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But wherefore, sister, keeps your silence distance ?
Spin. Lives Auria safe?
Cost. Now in truth-
First tell me,
Cast. In perfect health.
Spin. Even what she pleases:
Cast. Your most noble husband
Mal. Why look ye, cousin, now!
Cast. Will value
Spin. Does he !
Cast. Methinks the news should cause some mo
tion, sisterYou are not well.
Mal. Not well!
An Apartment in the House of TRELCATIO.
Enter TrelcaTIO, Piero, and FUTELLI. Trel. The state in council is already set, My coming will be late; now, therefore, gentlemen, This house is free ; as your intents are sober, Your pains shall be accepted.
Fut. Mirth sometimes Falls into earnest, signor.
Piero. We, for our parts, Aim at the best.
Trel. You wrong yourselves and me else: Good success to you!
[Exit. Piero, Futelli, 't is our wisest course to follow Our pastime with discretion, by which means We may ingratiate, as our business hits, Our undertakings to great Auria's favour.
Fut. I grow quite weary of this lazy custom, Attending on the fruitless hopes of service, For meat and rags : a wit ? a shrewd preferment ! Study some scurril jests, grow old, and beg! No, let them be admired that love foul linen; I'll run a new course.
Piero. Get the coin we spend,
Fut. Hush, man; one suitor comes.
Here comes Madonna Sweet-lips;
Enter AMORETTA. Amor. Dentlemen, then ye !! Ith thith muthick yourth, or can ye tell what great manth's fidleth make it? tith vedee pretty noyth, but who thould thend it?
Piero. Does not yourself know, lady?
Amor. I do not uthe
Open the doors, a jovial crew,
Very, very lusty boys are we;
Dance, sing, and roar,
Never give o'er,
As long as we have e'er an eye to see. Piero. What call ye this, a song ? Amor. Yeth, a delithious thing, and wondrouth
prety. Fut. A very country-catch !—[ Aside.]-Doubtless,
some prince Belike hath sent it to congratulate Your night's repose.
Amor. Think ye tho, thignor?
1 Dentlemen, then ye !) i. e. den ye! good even! The reader would scarcely thank me for putting the rest of the pretty lispings of this alected fair one into articulate language. -GIFFORD.
Piero. Lady, you 'll perceive it.
Ful. She seems in my first entrance to admire me: Protest she eyes me round; Fulg. she's thine own!
[Aside. Piero. Noble Fulgoso.
Ful. Did you hear the music? ’T was I that brought it; was 't not tickling ? ah, ha !
Amor. Pray, what pinth thent it?
Ful. Prince! no prince, but we;
Amor. Dood! thing't youathelf then.
Ful. Nay, nay, I could never sing More than a gib-cat, or a very howlet ; But you shall hear me whistle it.
[Whistles. Enter GUZMAN. Amor. Bleth uth, whoth thith ? Fut. Oh, 't is the man of might.
Guz. May my address to beauty lay no scandal Upon my martial honour, since even Mars, Whom, as in war, in love I imitate, Could not resist the shafts of Cupid ; therefore, As, with the god of war, I deign to stoop, Lady, vouchsafe, Love's goddess-like, to yield Your fairer hand unto these lips, the portals Of valiant breath that hath o'erturn’d an army. Amor. Faya weather keep me! what a thorme
Fut. Stand by, then, without noise, a while, brave
don, And let her only view your parts; they 'll take her.
Guz. I'll publish them in silence.
Piero. Stand you there, Fulgoso the magnificent.
Piero. Just there:
Ful. I cannot doubt it, man.
Guz. My words
[Aside. Amor. The muthicke and the thong You thent me by thith whithling thing, your man. Guz. She took him for my man! love, thou wert just.
Guz. List and wonder.
Fut. That's, in Spanish,
Guz. So was my grandfather, hight Argozile. Fut. An arrant, arrant thief-leader: pray mark it.
1 Desver (di] Gonzado,] i. e. Desvergonzado; shameless; or, as it is expounded with suflicient accuracy by the learned Futelli, “a rogue without a fellow."--GIFFORD.