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Have I discoursed so unto you of our stone, “ And of the good that it shall bring your cause? “ Shew'd you, “ Thateven the med'cinaluse should make you afaction “And party in the realmı? As put the case “ That some great man in state, he have the gout; “ Why, you but send three drops of your elixir, “ You help him straight; there you have made a friend. “ Another has the palsy, or the dropsy; " He takes of your
incombustible stuff, “ He's young again: there you have made a friend. “ A lady that is past the feat of body, “ Tho'not of mind, and hath her face decay'd “ Beyond all cure of paintings, you restore “ With the oil of talck; there you have made a friend, " And all her friends.
81 “ Still you increase your friends.
“ Trib. Ay, 'tis very pregnant.
“ Sub. And then the turning of his lawyer's pewter “ To plate at Candlemas.
" Ana. Candle-tide, I pray you.
“ Sub." Oh, but the stone ! all's idle to't; nothing!
not trust them
Sub. Well, Ananias, thou shalt overcome.
Trib. It is an ignorant zeal that haunts him, sir : But, truly, else, a very faithful brother; A botcher, and a man, by revelation, That hath a competent knowledge of the truth.
Sub. Has he a competent sum there i' the bag,
“ Sub. Let me see" How's the moon now ?-Eight, nine, ten days
hence, “ He will be silver potate; then three days "Before he citronise : some fifteen days
“ The magisterium will be perfected.
« Ara. About the second day of the third week « In the ninth month?
“ Sub. Yes, my good Ananias.” Trib. What will the orphan's goods arise to, think
you? Sub. Some hundred marks; as much as fill'd three
cars Unladen now; you'll make six millions of them. But I must ha' more coals laid in.
« Trib. How !
“ Sub. Another load, “ And then we have finished. We must now increase “ Our fire to ignis ardens; we are past “ Fimus equinus, balnei cineris, “ And all those lenter heats. If the holy purse “ Should with this draught falllow, and that the saints Do need a present sum, I have a trick To melt the pewter you shall buy now, instantly, And with a tincture make you as good Dutch dollars As any are in Holland.
Trib. Ay; but stay :
Sub. It is no coining, sir; It is but casting
Trib. Ha! you distinguish well :
Ana. 'Tis, sir.
Sub. There is no scruple,
Trib. I'll make a question of it to the brethren, 160 “ Ana. The brethren shall approve it lawful,
doubt not. « Where shall it be done ?"
Sub. “ For that we'll talk anon." [Knock without. There's some to speak with me. Go in, I pray you, And view the parcels. That's the inventory. I'll come to you straight. [Exeunt Trib. and Ana.] Who
is it? Face! Appear.
How now? Good prize?
Face. Good pox! Yond' costive cheater Never came on.
Sub. How then ?
Face. I ha' walk'd the round Till now,
and no such thing. Sub. And ha' you quit him? Face. Quit him! an' hell would quit him too, he
were happy. 'Slight! would you have me stalk like a mill-jade
All day, for one that will not yield us grains ?
Sub. Oh, but to ha' gull'd him,
Sub. I will send her to thee;
Face. Are they within then ?
[Exit. Face. Why, this's a lucky day! Ten pounds of
my count. My share to-day will not be bought for forty- 200
Enter Dol. Dol. What? Face. Pounds, dainty Dorothy-Art thou so near?