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Dol. We are ruin'd! lost! Ha'you no more regard To your reputations? Where's your judgment? 'Slight, Have yet some care of me, o’your republick
Face. Away, this brach. I'll bring the rogue within The statute of sorcery, “ tricesimo tertio “ Of Harry the Eighth; ay, and, perhaps, thy neck “ Within a noose for laund'ring gold, and barbing it."
Dol. You'll bring your head within a cockscomb,
will you ?
[She catches out Face's sword, and breaks Subtle'sglass. And you, sir, with your menstrue, gather it up. 'Sdeath! you abominable pair of stinkards, 140 Leave off your barking, and grow one again, Or, by the light that shines, I'll cut your throats. I'll not be made a prey unto the marshal, For ne'er a snarling dog-bolt o’you both. Ha’you together cozen'd all this while, And all the world ? and shall it now be said, You've made most courteous shift to cozen yourselves ? You will accuse him: You will bring him in Within the statute! Who shall take your word ? A whore's-son, upstart, apocryphal captain, Whom not a puritan in Black-Friars will trust So much as for a feather! And you too Will give the cause, forsooth! You will insult, And claim a primacy in the divisions! You must be chief! As if you only had The powder to project with, and the work Were not begun out of equality ?
The venture tripartite! All things in common;
160 He ever murmurs, and objects his pains; And
says, the weight of all lies upon him. Sub. Why, so it does.
Dol. How does it? Do not we Sustain our parts?
Sub. Yes, but they are not equal.
Dol. Why, if your part exceed to-day, I hope Ours
may to-morrow match it. Sub. Ay, they may. Dol. May, murm'ring mastiff! Ay, and do. Death
me to throttle him. Sub. Dorothy, mistress Dorothy! 'Ods precious, I'll do any thing. What do
you mean? Dol. Because o’your fermentation and cibatianSub. Not I, by HeavenDol. Your Sol and Luna-help me. Sub. Would I were hang’d then. I'llconform myself. Dol. Will you, sir? Do so, then, and quickly: swear. Sub. What shall I swear? Dol. To leave your faction, sir, And labour kindly in the common work.
Sub. Let me not breathe, if I meant ought beside. I only us'd those speeches as a spur
Dol. I hope we need no spurs, sir.
Do we? Face. ?Slid, prove to day, who shall shark best.
the stronger for this breach with me. Dol. Why so, my good baboons! Shall we go make A sort of sober, scurvy, precise neighbours, (That scarce have smil'd twice sin’the king came in) A feast of laughter at our follies ? No, agree. And may Don Provost ride a feasting long, In his old velvet jerkin, (My noble sovereign, and worthy general) Ere we contribute a new crewel garter To his most worsted worship.
Sub. Royal Doll
Face. For which, at supper, thou shalt sit in triumph, And not be stil'd Dol Common, but Dol Proper, Dol Singular: “ the longest cut, at night, « Shall draw thee for his Dol particular." [One knocks.
Sub. Who's that? [Knocks.] To the window, Pray Heav'n The master do not trouble us this quarter. Face. Oh, fear not him. " While there dies one a
week “O' the plague, he's safe from thinking toward
London. “ Beside, lie's busy at his hop-yards now : “ I had a letter from him. If he do, “ He'll send such word, for airing o'the house, “ As you shall have sufficient time to quit it:
“ Tho' we break up a fortnight, 'tis no matter."
Sub. Who is it, Dol?
Dol. Oh, let him in.
Face. Get you
Dol. And what shall I do?
Face. Not be seen. Away. Seem you very resery’d.
Face. God be with you, sir. I pray you let him know that I was here. His name is Dapper. I would gladly have staid, but
Face. He's come, I think, doctor.
Dap. In truth,
Face. But I thought
Dap. Ay, I am very glad.
And I had lent my watch last night to one
Face. This is his worship.
Face. Faith, he does make the matter, sir, so dainty, I know not what to say.
Dap. Not so, good captain.
you wish so?
“ Face. I cannot think you will, sir. But the law “ Is such a thing -And then he says, Read's matter “ Falling so lately.-
260 “ Dap. Read! he was an ass, “ And dealt, sir, with a fool.
Face. It was a clerk, sir. “ Dap. A clerk!
“ Face. Nay, hear me, sir, you know the law “ Better, I think
“ Dap. I should, sir, and the danger. " You know, I shew'd the statute to you. << Face. You did so.
Dap. And will I tell then? By this hand of flesh, Would it might never write good court-hand more,