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Drug. Could he tell you that too?
Face. How should I know it?

Drug. In troth, I'll tell you the whole story:
We had been a shooting,
And had a piece of fat ram-mutton to supper,
That lay so heavy o'my stomach

Face. And he has no head-
Drug. No, I have no head.
Face. To bear any wine : for what with the noise of

the fidlers, And care of his shop; for he dares keep no servant

Drug. My head did so ache

Face. As he was fain to be brought home, The doctor told me. And then a good old woman

Drug. (Yes, faith, she dwells in Sea-coal-lane) did

cure me


With sodden ale, and pellitory o’the wall;
Cost me but two-pence. I had another sickness,
Was worse than that-

Face. Ay, that was the grief
Thou took'st for being 'sess’d at eighteen pence,
For the water-work.

Drug. In truth, and it was like
T’have cost me almost life.

Face. Thy hair went off.

Drug. Yes, and it has never been very good since. 'Twas done for spite.

Face. Nay, so says the doctor.
Kas. Pray thee, tobacco-boy, go



suster; l'll see this learned boy before I go ; And so shall she.


Face. Sir, he is busy now;
But if you have a sister to fetch hither,
Perhaps your own pains may command her sooner
And he by that time will be free.

kas. I go.

Face. Drugger, she's thine—the damask. [Ex. Drug.

and Kastril.] Suhtle and I Must wrestle for her. [Aside.] Come on, Master

You see how I turn clients here away,

380 To give your cause dispatch. Ha' you perform’d The ceremonies were enjoin'd you ?

Dap. Yes, o’the vinegar,
And the clean shirt.
Face. 'Tis well; that shirt may


you More worship than you think. “ Your aunt's a-fire, “ But that she will not shew it, t'have a sight o'you." Ha'

you provided for her grace's servants ? Dap. Yes, here are six-score Edward's shillings. Face. Good. Dap. And an old Harry's sovereign. Face. Very good. Dap. And three James's shillings, and an Elizabeth

Just twenty nobles.

Face. Oh, you are too just !
I would you had the other noble in Mary's.

Dap. I have some Philip and Mary's.

Face. Ay, those same Are best of all. Where are they? Hark! the doctor.


Sub. Is yet her grace's cousin come?

Face. He is come.
Sub. And is he fasting?
Face. Yes.
Sub. And hath cry'd hum?
Face. Thrice, you must answer.
Dap. Thrice.
Sub. And as oft, buz?
Face. If you have, say.
Dap. I have.

Sub. Then, to her cuz, Hoping that he hath vinegar'd his senses, As he was bid, the Fairy queen dispenses, By me, this robe, the petticoat of Fortune; Which that he straight put on, she doth importune, And though to Fortune near be her petticoat, Yet nearer is her smock, the queen doth note : And therefore, even of that a piece she has sent, Which, being a child, to wrap him in was rent; And prays him for a scarf he now will wear it (With as much love as then her grace did tear it) About his eyes, to shew he is fortunate.


[They blind him with a rag. And, trusting unto her to make his state, He'll throw away all worldly pelf about him: Which that he will perform she doth not doubt him. Face. She need not doubt him, sir. Alas, he has


But what he will part withal as willingly,
Upon her grace's word (throw away your purse.)
As she would ask it. (“ Handkerchiefs and all.)"
She cannot bid that thing, but he'll obey.
If you have a ring about you, cast it off,
Or a silver seal at your wrist: her grace will send
Her fairies here to search you; therefore deal
Directly with her highness. If they find
That you conceal a mite, you are undone.

[He throws away as they bid him.
Dap. Truly, there's all.
Face. All what?
Dap. My money, truly.

Face. Keep nothing that is transitory about you, Look the elves are come To pinch you, if you tell not truth. Advise you. 44°

Dap. Oh, I have a paper with a spur-ryal in't.

Face. Ti, ti,
They knew it, they say.

Sub. Ti, ti, ti, ti, he has more yet.
Face. Ti, ti-ti-ti. l' the other pocket ?
Dap. Oh, oh.
Face. Nay, pray you hold. He is her grace's ne-

phew. “ Ti, ti, ti? What care you? Good faith, you shallcare. “ Deal plainly, sir, and shame the fairies. Shew " You are an innocent."

Dap. By this good light, I ha' nothing
But a half-crown
Of gold, about my wrist, that my love gave me;

And a leaden heart I wore sin' she forsook me.
Face. I thought 'twas something. And would you

Your aunt's displeasure for these trifles ? Come,
I had rather you had thrown away twenty half-crowns,
You may wearyourleaden heart still.[Knock. ] How now?

Enter Dol. Sub. What news, Dol? Dol. Yonder's your knight, sir Mammon. 460

Face. God's lid, we never thought of him till now. Where is he?

Dol. Here, hard by. He's at the door.
Sub. And you are not ready now.
Dol. He must be sent back.

Face. Oh, by no means.
What shall we do with this same puffing here,
Now he's o' the spit ?

Sub. Why, lay him back a while, With some device. Ti, ti, ti, ti, ti. Would her grace speak with me;

[Knock. I come. Help, Dol. Face. Who's there? Sir Epicure.

[He speaks through the key-hole, the other knocking.
My master's i'the way. Please you to walk
Three or four turns, but till his back be turn'd,
And I am for you. 'Quickly, Dol. [Exit Dol.

Sub. Her grace
Commends her kindly to you, master Dapper.

Dap. I long to see her grace.
Sub. She now is set

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