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Was ever such a tatter'd rag of man's flesh,
Mart. A sweet couple!
Ben. We are so: for mine own part, however my outside appear ungay, I have wrestled with death, signor Martino, to preserve your sleeps, and such as you are, untroubled. A soldier is in peace a mockery, a very town-bull for laughter; unthrifts, and landed babies are prey curmudgeons lay their baits for. Let the wars rattle about your ears once, and the security of a soldier is right honourable among ye then; that day may shine again. So to my business.
Mart. A soldier! thou a soldier!
Ben. Let age and dotage rage together! Levidolche, thou art mine ; on what conditions, the world shall soon witness : yet since our hands join'd, I have not interessed? my possession of thy bed; nor till I have accounted to thy injunction, do I mean: kiss me quick, and resolute, so !-adieu, signor!
Lev. Dear, for love's sake, stay.
or a tumbler.] A species of hound, a mongrel greyhound.
2 Johnson considers this word as synonymous with interest, but in some of the examples which he gives, and in many others which might be produced, it seems to convey an idea of a more intimate connexion than is usually understood by that term; somewhat, for instanoe, like implicate, involve, inweave, &c.—GIFFORD.
Ben. Forbear entreaties.
[Excit. Mart. Ah, thou—but what? I know not how to
Lev. With pardon,
Mart. 'Tis impossible ;
Wedded Benatzi, my divorced husband.
Mart. Benatzi! this the man?
Lev. No odd disguise
Mart. Force of passion
Lev. Join with me, sir;
nest. I'll tell you what conditions threaten danger,
Unless you intermediate; let us hasten,
Mart. As thou intendest
Lev. Let's slack no time, sir.
An Apartment in TRELCATIO's House. Enter TRELCATIO, MALFATO, SPINELLA, and CASTANNA,
Trel. Kinsman and ladies, have a little patience. All will be as you wish: I'll be your warrant, Fear nothing ; Auria is a noble fellow. I leave ye; but, be sure, I am in hearing: Take courage.
Spin. Gentle sir,
Cast. Now, for Heaven's sake, sister! He comes, your husband comes; take comfort, sister,
Enter AURIA and AURELIO.
Aur. Cousin, would mine arms,
Holds in my estimation! I may chide
Mal. 'Tis your charity.
eyes Have been acquainted with; the sight resembles Something which is not quite lost to remembrance.
[SPINELLA kneels. Why does the lady kneel? to whom? pray rise; I shall forget civility of manners, Imagining you tender a false tribute, Or him to whom you tender it a counterfeit.
[She rises. Mal. My lord, you use a borrow'd bravery, Not suiting fair constructions : may your fortunes Mount higher than can apprehension reach 'em! Yet this waste kind of antic sovereignty Unto a wife who equals every best Of your deserts, achievements, or prosperity, Bewrays a barrenness of noble nature: Let upstarts exercise uncomely roughness, Clear spirits to the humble will be humble.You know your wife, no doubt.
Aur. 'Cry ye mercy, gentleman !
Spin. Those words raise
Though prove what judge you will, till I can purge
Mai. Call ye this welcome?
Cast. Oh! my lord,
Aur. Said ye, lady,
Spin. Nor name;
from a charitable thought;
Äur. High and peremptory!
Mal. Why not?
Spin. I can proceed, that tongue,
Mal. He's put to't;
Aurel. My intelligence