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Sub. Yes faith, yes faith.
Face. Why, who Enter Face, SUBTLE, and Dol Common.
Am I, my mungrel? Who am I? Face. BELIEVE it, I will.
Sub. I'll tell you, Sub. Do thy worst. I dare thee.
Since you know not yourself Face. Sirrah, I'll strip you out of all your Face. Speak lower, rogue. sleights.
Sub. Yes, you were once (time not long passed) Dol. Nay, look ye, sovereign, general, are you the good, madmen?
Honest, plain, livery-man, that kept Sub. O, let the wild sheep loose. I'll gum your Your master's worship's house here in the Friars, silk
For the vacations. With good strong water, an' you come.
Face. Will you be so loud ? Dol. Will you have
Sub. Since, by my means, translated suburbo The neighbours hear you? Will you betray all ? captain. Face. Sirrah!
Face. By your means, doctor Dog?
Sub. Within man's memory,
Been countenanced by you, or you by me?
Do but collect, sir, where I met you first.
Sub. I do not hear well.
A book, but barely reckoning thy impostures, Face. Not of this, I think it:
Shall prove a true philosopher's stone to printer:
The vomit of all prisons !
Sub. Cheater !
Face. Bawd! Sub. I wish you could advance your voice a Sub. Cow-herd ! little.
Face. Conjurer! Face. When you went pinned up in the seve- Sub. Cut-purse!
Lol. We are ruined ! lost! Have you no more You had raked and picked from dunghills before regard day;
To your reputations? Where's your judgment? Your feet in mouldy slippers, for your kibes;
'Slight, A felt of rug, and a thin threaden cloak, Have yet some care of me, of your republicThat scarce would cover your no-buttocks, Face. Away, this brach. I'll bring the rogue Sub. So, sir !
within Face. When all your alchymy, and your alge- | The statute of sorcery, tricesimo tertio bra,
Of Harry the eighth; ay, and, perhaps, thy neck Your minerals, vegetables, and animals, Within a noose for laundering gold, and barbing Your conjuring, cozening, and your dozen of
Dol. You'll bring your head within a cocksCould not relieve your corpse with so much linen comb, will you? Would make you tinder but to see a fire;
(She catches out Face's sword, and breaks, I gave you count'nance, credit for your coals,
Subtle's glass.] Your stills, your glasses, your materials; And you, sir, with your menstrue, gather it up.; Built you a furnace, drew you customers, 'Sdeath! you abominable pair of stinkards, Advanced all your black arts, lent
Leave off your barking, and grow one again, A house to practice in—
Or, by the light that shines, I'll cut your throats. Sub. Your master's house?
I'll not be made a prey unto the marshal, Face. Where you have studied the more thri- For ne'er a snarling dog-bolt o' you both.
Have you together cozened all this while, Of bawdry since.
And all the world? and shall it now be said, Sub. Yes, in your master's house.
You've made most courteous shift to cozen yourYou and the rats here kept possession.
selves? Make it not strange.
You will accuse him! You will bring him in Face. You might talk softlier, rascal.
Within the statute! Who shall take your word? Sub. No, you Scarabe;
A whoreson, upstart, apocryphal captain, I'll thunder you in pieces: I will teach you Whom not a puritan in Black-Friars will trust How to beware to tempt a fury again,
So much as for a feather! And you too That carries tempest in his hand and voice. Will give the cause, forsooth! You will insult,
Dol. Nay, general, I thought you were civil. And claim a primacy in the divisious! Face. I shall turn desperate, if you grow thus You must be chief ! As if you only had loud.
The powder to project with, and the work Sub. And hang thyself, I care not.
Were not begun out of equality? Face. Hang thee, collier,
The venture tripartite? All things in common; And all thy pots and pans, in picture, I will,
Without priority. Since thou hast moved me
Face. It is his fault; Dol. Oh, this will o'erthrow all.
He ever murmurs, and objects his pains; Face. Write thee up bawd in Paul's, have all And says, the weight of all lies upon him. thy tricks
Sub. Why, so it does.
Dol. How does it? Do not we
Sub. Yes, but they are not equal.
Dol. Why, if your part exceed to-day, I hope Told in red letters; and a face cut for thee, Ours
may to-morrow match it. Worse than Gamaliel Ratsey's.
Sub. Ay, they may. Dol. Are you sound?
Dol. May, murmuring mastiff! Ay, and do. Have you your senses, masters?
Death on me! Face. I will have
Help me to throttle him.
Sub. Dorothy, mistress Dorothy!
| Your robes on : I will meet him, as going out. 'Ods precious, I'll do any thing. What do you Dol. And what shall I do? mean?
Face. Not be seen. Away. Dol. Because of your fermentation and ciba- | Seem you very reserved. tion
Sub. Enough. Sub. Not I, by Heaven
Face. God be with you, sir. Dol. Your Sol and Luna- help me.
I pray you let him know, that I was here. Sæb. Would I were hanged then. I'll conform His name is Dapper. I would gladly have staid, myself.
butDol. Will you, sir? Do so, then, and quickly :
Enter DAPPER. swear. Sub. What shall I swear?
Dap. Captain, I am here. Dol. To leave your faction, sir,
Sub. Who's that? And labour kindly in the common work.
Face. He's come, I think, doctor. Sub. Let me not breathe, if I meant ought be- Good faith, sir, I was going away. side.
Dap. In truth, I only used those speeches as a spur
I am very sorry, captain.
Face. But I thought,
I had a scurvy writ or two to make,
That dines to-day at the sheriff's, and so was rob-
Face. This is his worship. A sort of sober, scurvy, precise, neighbours,
Dap. Is he a doctor? (That scarce hare smiled twice since the king Face. Yes. came in)
Dap. And ha' you broke with him, captain ? A feast of laughter at our follies? No, agree. Face. Ay. And may Don Provost ride a feasting long,
Dap. And how? In his old selvet jerkin,
Face. Faith, he does make the matter, sir, so (My noble sovereign, and worthy general)
dainty, Ere we contribute a new crewel garter
I know not what to say. To his most worsted worship.
Dap. Not so, good captain. Sub. Royal Dol!
Face. Would I were fairly rid on't, believe Spoken like Claridiana and thyself.
me. Face. For which, at supper, thou shalt sit in Dap. Nay, now you grieve me, sir. Why triumph,
should you wish so? And not be stiled Dol Common, but Dol Proper, I dare assure you I'll be not ungrateful. Dol Singular
[One knocks. Face. I'll tell the doctor so. Sub. Who's that? (Knocks. To the window. Dap. Do, good sweet captain. Pray Heaven
Face. Come, noble doctor, pray thee, let's preThe master do not trouble us this quarter!
vail ; Face. Oh, fear not him. While there dies one This is the gentleman, and he is no Chiause. a week
Sub. Captain, I have returned you all my anOʻthe plague, he's safe from thinking toward Lon
I would do much, sir, for your love—but this Beside, he's busy at his hop-yards now:
I neither may, nor can. I had a letter from him if he do
Face. Tut, but do not say so. He'll send such word, for airing o'the house, You deal now with a noble fellow, doctor. As you shall have sufficient a.ne to quit it: One that will thank you richly, and he's no Though we break up a fortnight, 'tis no matter.
Chiause. Sub. Who is it, Dol?
Let that, sir, move you. Dol. A fine young quodling.
Sub. Pray you, forbear. Face. Oh!
Face. He has My lawyer's clerk, I lighted on last night
Four angels here. In Holborn, at the Dagger. He would have Sub. You do me wrong, good sir. (I told you of him) a fanıiliar,
Fuce. Doctor, wherein? To tempt you with To rifle with at horses, and win cups.
these spirits ? Dol. Oh, let him in
Sub. To tempt my art and love, sir, to my Face. Get you
'Fore Heaven. I scarce can think you are iny | But I do think now I shall leave the law,
Dap. If you please, sir;
All's one to him, I see. Dap. Nay, good captain!
Face. What! for that money?
Make the request, methinks.
To add consideration.
Face. Why, then, sir, Face. Hang him, proud stag, with his broad I'll try. Say that it were for all games, doctor. velvet head!
Sub. He'll draw you all the treasure of the But for your sake, I would choak, ere I would
If it be set him. An article of breath with such a puck-foist
Face. Speak you this from art? Come, let's be gone.
Sub. Aye, sir, and reason too, the ground of Sub. Pray you, let me speak with you.
art. Dap. His worship calls you, captain.
He is o' the only best complexion Face. I am sorry
The queen of Fairy loves. I e'er embarked myself in such a business.
Face. What! is he! Dap. Nay, good sir, he did call you.
Sub. Peace! Face. Will he take, then?
He'll over-hear you. Sir, should she but see Sub. First hear me
himFace. Not a syllable, unless you take.
Face. What? Sub. Pray ye, sir
Sub. Do not you tell him. Face. Upon no terms, but an assumpsit.
Face. Will he win at cards too? Sub. Your humour must be law.
Sub. He will, he will. (He takes money.
Face. Indeed! a strange success, that some men Face. Why now, sir, talk.
should be born to ! Now I dare hear you with mine honour. Speak. Sub. He hears you, man ! So may this gentleman too.
Dap. Sir, I'll not be ungrateful. Sub. Why, sir
Face. Faith, I have confidence in his good naFace. No whispering.
ture : Sub. 'Fore Heaven, you do not apprehend the You hear, he says he will not be ungrateful. loss
Sub, Why, as you please; my venture follows You do yourself in this.
yours. Face. Wherein ? For what?
Fuce. Troth, do it, doctor; think him trusty, Sub. Marry, to be so importunate for one,
and make him. That, when he has it, will undo you all !
He may make us both happy in an hour; He'll win up all the money i' the town,
Win some five thousand pound, and send us two If it be set him.
on't. Face. How?
Dap. Believe it, and I will, sir. Sub. Yes, and blow up gamester after game Face. And you shall, sir. ster,
You have heard all ? As they do crackers in a puppet-play.
Dap. No, what was't? Nothing, I, sir. If I do give him a familiar,
Face. Nothing ? (Face takes him aside. Give you him all you play for: never set him; Dap. A little, sir. For he will have it.
Face. Well, a rare star Face. You are mistaken, doctor.
Reigned at your birth. Why, he does ask one but for cups and horses, Dap. At mine, sir ! No, A rising fly; none of your great familiars.
Face. The doctor Dap. Yes, captain, I would have it for all Swears that you are games.
Sub. Nay, captain, you'll tell all now. Sub. I told you so.
Face. Allied to the queen of Fairy. Face. 'Slight, that's a new business!
Dap. Who! that I am ? I understood you, a tame bird, to fly
Believe it, no such matter. Twice in a term, or so, on Friday nights,
Face. Yes, and that When you had left the office, for a nag
You were born with a cawl o' your head. Of forty or fifty shillings.
Dap. Who says so? Dap. Aye, 'tis true, sir;
To take it so.
You know it well enough, though you dissembleit. | To sharpen your five senses, and cry hum
Dap. I' fac, I do not; you are mistaken. Thrice, and buz as often ; and then come.
Face. Can you remember this?
stowing When you have won five or six thousand pound, Some twenty nobles 'mong her grace's servants, You'll send us shares in't, by this rate?
And put on a clean sbirt; you do not know Dap. By Jove, sir,
What grace her grace may do you in clean linen. I'll win ten thousand pound, and send you half. Dap. Hum-buz.
[Erit. l-fac's no oath.
[Erit. Sub. No, no, he did but jest.
Sub. Come in. Face. Go to. Go thank the doctor. He's your friend,
Enter DRUGGER. Dap. I thank his worship.
Drug. (Within.] I will see the doctor. Fece. Do you think that will do? No, no; Sub, Good wives, I pray you forbear me now: Give him another angel,
Troth, I can do you no good till afternoon. Dap. Must I?
What is your name, say you? Abel Drugger? Face. Must you ! 'Slight,
Drug. Yes, sir.
Drug. Yes, sir.
Sub. Umh. Dap. Shall I not ha' it with me?
Free of the grocers ? Sub. Oh, good sir !
Drug. Yes, I'm free of the grocers.
Drug. This, an't please your worship.
I am a young beginner, and am building Face. Not if she danced to-night.
Of a new shop, an't like your worship, just Sub. And she must bless it.
At corner of a street (here is the plot on't); Face. Did you never see
And I would know, by art, sir, of your worship, Her royal grace yet?
Which way I should make my door, by necroDep. Whom?
mancy, Face. Your aunt of Fairy.
And where my shelves; and which should be for Sub. Not since she kissed him in the cradle, boxes, captain;
And which for pots. I would be glad to thrive, sir, I can resolve you that.
And I was wished to your worship by a gentleFace. Well, see ber grace,
man, Whate'er it cost you, for a thing that I know. One captain Face, that says you know men's It will be somewhat hard to compass; but,
Face. What! my honest Abel !
Thou art well met here.
Just as your worship came here, of your worBut say to me, captain, I'll see her grace.
ship. Dap. Captain, I'll see her grace.
I pray you speak for me to master doctor. Face. Enough.
Face. He shall do any thing. Doctor, do you
He lets me have good tobacco, and he
Drug. No, I never sophisticate.
Fuce. He's a neat, spruce, honest fellow, and Then bathe your finger's ends, and wash your no goldsmith.
Drug. No, I am no goldsmith. Vol. II.