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The Sun does bravely shine
Rich as a pearl
Comes every girl,
Come to behold our sports :
These and we
With country glee,
Their bleating dams, ’Mongst kids shall trip it round; For joy thus our wenches we follow. Wind, jolly huntsmen, your neat bugles shrilly,
Hounds make a lusty cry; Spring up, you falconers, the partridges freely, Then let your brave hawks fly.
Over ridge, over plain,
So ho ho! through the skies
How the proud bird flies, And sousing kills with a grace ! Now the deer falls ; hark ! how they ring
[The Sun by degrees is clouded.
Sum. Leave off; the Sun is angry, and has drawn A cloud before his face.
Del. He is vex'd to see That proud star shine (so]near you,+ at whose rising The Spring fell sick and died; think what I told you, His coyness
will kill you else
Ray. Ha, lady!
rays You boast your great name; for that name I hate
mother and my nurse. Plen. Killd he my grandmother? Plenty will
Hold you by the hand again.
Sum. You have free leave To thrust your arm into our treasury, As deep as I myself: Plenty shall wait Still at your elbow; all my sports are yours, Attendants yours, my state and glory's yours: But these shall be as sunbeams from a glass Reflected on you, not to give you heat ; To doat on a smooth face, my spirit's too great.
[Flourish.- Exit, followed by Plen. and Del.
4 Del. He is vex'd to see
That proud star shine so near you.] The quarto gives this speech to Humour ; but she is evidently the proud star to whom it refers. It must stand as it is now regulated.
Ray. Divinest !
Fol. And I'll go after; for I must and will have a fling at one of her plum-trees.
Ray. I ne'er was scorn’d till now.
Hum. This that Altezza,
Fol. An ouzle ; this a queen-apple or a crab she gave you? Hum. She bids you share her treasure; but who
keeps it? · Fol. She points to trees great with child with fruit; but when delivered ? grapes hang in ropes; but no drawing, not a drop of wine! whole ears of corn lay their ears together for bread, but the devil a bit I can touch.
Hum. Be ruled by me once more; leave her.
Ray. In scorn, As [s]he does me.
Fol. Scorn! If I be not deceived, I have seen Summer go up and down with hot codlings; and that little baggage, her daughter Plenty, crying six bunches of raddish for a penny. Hum. Thou shalt have nobler welcome; for I'll
s This that Altezza, &c.] The lady Humour appears to have adopted a prodigious scale of magnitude for her admiration. She had before termed Raybright “ a bedfellow for a fairy;" and she now quarrels with Summer because she does not resemble a Colossus. o With hot codlings.] i. e.
e. green pease. See the “ Witch of Edmonton."
To a brave and bounteous housekeeper, free
Ray. Must not?
Sum. No, must not.
Plen. Love but my mother,
Ray. I need not golden apples, nor your corn;
every country; in the four elements
Plen. She's too good for thee.
Which having touch’d, he stole from them such store
Ray. Let him now ́snatch them up; away!
Sum. Oh, I am lost.
[E.rit with Humour and Folly.
The Sun re-appears, with Cupid and FORTUNE.
Sum. Yes, and his spiteful eyes
stole from them such store Of lights, he shone more bright, &c.] The 4to. reads : “ Of light she shone, &c. : A slight mistake, occasioned by transferring the s from the preceding word to that which immediately follows
* This drama is wretchedly printed; and the wonted carelessness i Decker, in the arrangement of bis metre, renders every attempt at emendation difficult, as well as hazardous. The speeches above stand thus in the 4to.
Sum. Ob, I am lost.
Ray. Love scorn'd