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Fol. And I
my hobby-horse :will you be merry then, and jocund ?'
Ray. As merry as the cuckows of the spring.
Hum. I'll be your convoy,
SCENE II.- Near the Summer's Court.
Enter RAYBRIGHT and HUMOUR. Ray. I muse, my nimble Folly stays so long. Hum. He's quick enough of foot, and counts, I
Ray. His company is music next to your's;
you be merry, then, and jocund.] . For this last word, the 4to. reads jawsand; perhaps, joysome may be thought nearer the sound of the word, in the old text.
In love with us, it clings with such embraces,
Hum. This shows her Court
Ray. Has she rare buildings?
Hum. Magnificent and curious: every noon
Ray. And shall we have fine sights there?
Ray. And hear
Hum. All the choristers
winds Roar and are mad, and clouds in antick gam
bols Dance o'er our heads, their voices have such
charms, They'll all stand still to listen.
2 But here attain, fc.] For here, the old copy reads her. The passage is imperfect at best ; but perhaps the manuscript had, By her; i.e. by the aid of Summer. VOL. II.
Fol. I sweat like a pamper'd jade of Asia, and drop like a cob-nut out of Africa
Enter a Forester. Fores. Back! whither go you? [Fol.] Oyes ! this way.
Fores: None must pass : Here's kept no open court; our queen this day Rides forth a-hunting, and the air being hot, She will not have rude throngs so stifle her. Back!
SCENE III.—The Court of SUMMER.
Enter SUMMER and DELIGHT.
Sum. And did break her heart then?
Del. The Graces sat
3 I sweat like a pamper'd jade of Asia, &c.] This bombast is from Marlow, and has run the gauntlet through every dramatic writer, from Shakspeare to Ford. The cobnut of Africa is less familiar to us ; literally, it means a large nut; but I know of no fruit with that specific name.
(They call her Humour, and her parasite Folly) He cast the sweet Spring off, and turn'd us from
Yet bis celestial kinsman, for young Raybright
The Sun appears above.
Sun. Rise! [she rises.] Is Raybright come yet?
And lavish thou thy treasure.
Plen. Our princely cousin Raybright, your Darling, and the world's delight, Is come.
Sun. Who with him?
Plen. A goddess in a woman, Attended by a prating saucy fellow, Call’d Folly.
Sun. They'll confound himBut he shall run [his course;] go and receive him.
[Exit PLENTY. Sum. Your sparkling eyes, and his arrival,
draws Heaps of admirers; earth itself will sweat To bear our weights. Vouchsafe, bright power,
Sun. I will: ho, Æolus !
Æol. (Within.) I will.
[Hoboys.— The Sun takes his seat above. Enter RAYBRIGHT, Humour, PLENTY, Folly,
Country-fellows, and Wenches.
Haymakers, rakers, reapers, and mowers,
Wait on your Summer-queen ;