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ried to her will induce both her and me to con- Lor. Forgive me, dear Leonora : I know you sent it shall be so.

had strong reasons for the secret being longer Lop. Sir, I see you make my master almost kept; but 'tis not my fault our marriage is dis. out of his wits to hear you talk so; but I, who closed. am but a stander-by now, as I was at the wedding, Leo. Our marriage, sir! have mine about me, and desire to know whe- Lor. 'Tis known, my dear, though much against ther you think this project can succeed? Do you my will; but since it is so, 'twould be in vain for believe your affirming they are not married will us to deny it any longer. induce both him and I to give up the lady? One Lco. Then, sir, I am your wife? I fell in love short question to bring this matter to an issue with you, and married you without my father's Why do you think they are not married ? knowledge ? Ald. Because she utterly renounces it.

Lor. I dare not be so vain to think 'twas love ; Lop. And so she will her religion, if you attack i humbly am content to owe the blessing to your it with that dreadful face. D’ye hear, sir? The generosity: you saw the pains I suffered for your poor lady is in love heartily, and I wish all poor sake, and in compassion eased 'em. ladies that are so would dispose of themselves so Leo. I did, sir! Sure this exceeds all human well as she has done; but you scare her out of impudence. hier senses. Bring her here into the room ; speak Lop. Truly I think it does. She'd make an gently to her; tell her you know the thing is done; incomparable actress.

(Aside. that you have it from a man of honour-me; that Lor. I begin to be surprised, madam, at your may be you wish it had been otherwise, but are carrying things so far; you see there's no occasion aChristian, and profess mercy, and therefore have for it; and for the discovery, I have already told resolved to pardon her: Say this, and I shall ap- you, 'twas not my fault. pear a man of reputation, and have satisfaction Lop. My master's! No, 'twas I did it. Why, made me.

what a bustle's here ! I knew things would go well, Ald. Or an impudent rogue, and have all your and so they do, if folks would but let 'em. But bones broke.

if ladies will be in their merriments, when gentleLop. Content.

men are upon serious business, why, what a deuce Alv. Agreed.-Leonora! Who's there? Call can one say to 'em ? Leonora.

Leo. I see this fellow is to be an evidence in Lop. All will go rarely, sir; we shall have shot your plot; where you hope to drive, it is hard to the gulf in a moment. (Aside to LORENZO. guess ; for if any thing can exceed its impudence, Enter LEONORA.

it is its folly. A noble stratagem indeed to win

a lady by! I could be diverted with it, but that I Alc. Come hither, Leonora.

see a face of villainy requires a rougher treatment: Lop. So, now we shall see.

I could almost, methinks, forget my sex, and be Ali. I called you to answer for yourself; here's my own avenger. a strong claim upon you; if there be any thing in Lor. Madam, I am surprised beyond allthe pretended title, conceal it no farther ; it must Lup. Pray, sir, let me come to her; you are so be known at last; it may as well be so now. No- surprised, you'll make nothing on't : She wants a thing is so uneasy as uncertainty ; I would there- little snubbing. Look you, madam, I have seen fore be gladly freed from it. If you have done many a pleasant humour amongst ladies, but yon what I am told you have,'tis a great fault indeed; out-cut them all. Here's contradiction with a but as I fear 'twill carry much of its punishment vengeance: You ha'n't been married eight-andalong with it, I shall rather reduce my resent forty hours, and you are slap at your husment into mourning your misfortune, than suffer band's beard already : Why, do you consider who it to add to your affliction ; therefore speak the he is ?- -Who this gentleman is ? And what he truth.

can do

-by law? Why, he can lock you upLop. Well, this is fair play: now I speak, sir. knock you down-tie you neck and heels. You see, fair lady, the goodness of a tender father; Lor. Forbear, you insolent villain you. nothing need therefore hinder you from owning

[Offering to strike him. a most loving husband. We had like to have been Leo. That--for what's past, however. altogether by the ears about this business, and

[Giving him a box on the ear. pails of blood were ready to run about the house ; Lop. I think-she gave me a box o' the ear; but, thank Heaven, the sun shines out again, and ha!

(Erit LEONORA. one word from your sweet mouth makes fair wea- Sir, will you suffer your old servants to be used ther for ever. My master has been forced to own thus by new comers ? It's a shame, a mere shame. your marriage; he begs you'll do so too. Sir, will you take a poor dog's advice for once?

Leo. What does this impudent rascal mean? She denies she's married to you: take her at her Lop. Ha! -Madam!

word; you have seen some of her humoursLeo. Sir, I should be very glad to know (To let her go. LORENZO) what can have been the occasion of Ald. Well, gentlemen, thus far you see I have this wild report; sure you cannot be yourself a heard all with patience; have you content ? Or

how much farther do you design to go with this Lop. He, he !

business?

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party in it.

Lop. Why, truly, sir, I think we are near at a appearing gibbets, with a great bundle of dog. stand.

whips, by way of preparation. Alo. 'Tis time, you villain you.

I therefore will go seek some mountain high, Lop. Why, and I am a villain now, if every If high enough some mountain may be found, word I've spoke be not as true as — as the Ga- With distant valley dreadfully profound, zette: And your daughter's no better than a-- And from the horrid cliff-look calmly all a--a whimsical young woman, for making dis

around. putes among gentlemen. And if every body had Farewell.

[Aside. their deserts, she'd have a good- I won't speak Lor. No, sirrah, I'll see your wretched end myout, to inflame reckonings; but let her go, master. self. Die here, villain. (Drawing his sword.

Álo. Sir, I don't think it well to spend any Lop. I canı't, sir, if any body looks upon me. more words with your impudent and villainous Lor. Away, you trifling wretch; but think not servant here.

to escape, for thou shalt have thy recompence. Lop Thank you, sir: but I'd let her go.

[Exit LORENZO. Alv. Nor have I more to say to you than this, that you must not think so daring an affront to

LOPEZ solus. my family can go long unresented. Farewell.

Why, what a mischievous jade is this, to make

[Erit Alv. such an uproar in a family the first day of her Lor. Well, sir, what have you to say for your- marriage! Why, my master won't so much as get self now?

a honey-moon out of her. 'Egad, let her

go.

If Lop. Why, sir, I have only to say, that I am a she be thus in her soft and tender youth, she'll very unfortunate--middle-aged man; and that be rare company at threescore. Well, he may do I believe all the stars upon heaven and earth have as he pleases, but were she my dear, I'd let her been concerned in my destiny. Children now gom-such a foot at her tail, i'd make the truth unborn will hereafter sing my downfal in mournful bounce out at her mouth, like a pellet out of a lines, and notes of doleful tune: I am at present pot-gun.

[Exit. troubled in mind; despair around me, signifed in

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ACT IV.

save it.

Isa. So that love, I find, can do any thing. SCENE I.

Cam. Indeed it can: Its powers are wondrous Enter CAMILLO and ISABELLA.

great, its pains no tongue can tell, its bliss no

heart conceive; crowns cannot recompence its Isu. 'Tis an unlucky accident indeed.

torments, Heaven scarce supplies its joys. My Cam. Ah, Isabella! Fate has now determined stake is of this value: Oh, counsel me how I shall my undoing. This thing can ne'er end here; Leonora and Lorenzo must soon come to some ex- Isu. Alas! that counsel's much beyond my planation; the dispute is too monstrous to pass wisdom's force: I see no way to help you. over without farther inquiry, which must dis- Cum. And yet 'tis sure there's one. cover all, and what will be the consequence, I Isa, What? tremble at; for whether Don Alvarez knows of Cum. Death. the imposture, or whether he is deceived, with the Isa. There possibly may be another. I have a rest of the world, when once it breaks out, and thought this moment perhaps there's nothing the

consequence is the loss of that great wealth in it; yet a small passage comes to my remem. he now enjoys by it, what must become of me? brance, that I regarded little when it happened All paternal affections then must cease, and re- -I'll go and search for one may be of service. garding me as an unhappy instrument in the trou- But hold; I see Don Carlos : He'll but disturb ble which will then o'erload him, he will return

us now; let us avoid him. me to my humble birth, and then I'm lost for ever.

(Exeunt CAMILLO and ISABELLA. For what, alas ! will the deceived Lorenzo say ? A wife with neither fortune, birth, nor beauty,

Enter Don Carlos and SANCHO. instead of one most plenteously endowed with Car, Repulsed again! This is not to be borne. all. O, Heavens! what a sea of misery I have what though this villain's story be a falsehood; before ine!

was I to blame to hearken to it? This usage canIsa. Indeed you reason right, but these reflec

not be supported. How was it she treated thee? tions are ill-timed; why did you not employ them San. Never was ambassador worse received. sooner?

Madam, my master asks ten thousand pardons, Cum. Because I loved.

and humbly begs one moment's interview.-Be Isa. And don't you do so now?

gone, you rascal you. Madam, what answer Cum. I do, and therefore 'tis I make these cruel shall I give my master ?-Tell him he's a villain. just reflections,

Indeed, fair lady, I think this is hasty treatment.

a

Here, my footmen, toss me this fellow out at college at Salamanca, and read philosophy with the window; and away she went to her devotions. the doctors; where I found, that a woman, in all Car. Did you see Jacinta?

times, has been observed to be an animal hard to San. Yes; she saluted me with half-a-score understand, and much inclined to mischief. Now, rogues and rascals too. I think our destinies are as an animal is always an animal, and a captain much alike, sir: And, o' my conscience, a couple always a captain, so a woman is always a woman: of scurvy jades we are hampered with.

Whence it is that a certain Greek says, her head Car. Ungrateful woman, to receive with such is like a bank of sand; or, as another, a solid contempt so quick a return of a heart so justly rock; or, according to a third, a dark lanthorn. alarmed!

Pray, sir, observe, for this is close reasoning ; and San. Ha, ha, ha!

so as the head is the head of the body, and that Car. What, no allowance to be made to the first the body without a head is like a head without a transports of a lover's fury, when roused by so tail, and that where there is neither head nor dreadful an appearance? As just as my suspicions tail

, 'tis a very strange body; so I say a woman were, have I long suffered them to arraign her? is, by comparison, do you see, (for nothing exSan. No.

plains things like comparisons ;)I say, by compariCar. Have I waited for oaths or imprecations son, as Aristotle has often said before me, one to clear her?

may compare her to the raging sea; for as a sca, San. No,

when the wind rises, knits its brows like an anCar. Nay, even now, is not the whole world gry bull, and that waves mount upon rocks, and still in suspence about her, whilst I alone con- rocks mount upon waves; that porpusses leap cluded her innocent ?

like trouts, and wholes skip about like gudgeons ; San. 'Tis very true.

that ships roll like beer-barrels, and mariners pray Car. She might, methinks, through this pro- like saints; just so, I say, a woman-awofound respect observe a flame another would have man, I say, just so, when her reason is shipwreckcherished; she might support me against grounded upon her passion, and the bulk of her underless fears, and save me from a rival's tyranny; standing lies thumping against the rock of her she might release me from these cruel racks, and fury; then it is, I say, that by certain emotions, would, no doubt, if she could love as I do. which

-um-cause, as one may suppose, a San. Ha, ha, ha!

sort of convulsive-yes-hurricaniousCar. But since she don't, what do I whining um

-like-in short, a woman is like the here? Curse on the base humilities of love. devil. San. Right.

Car. Admirably reasoned indeed, Sancho. Car. Let children kiss the rod that fleas them, San. Pretty well

, I thank Heaven: but here let dogs lie down and lick the shoe that spurns come the crocodiles, to weep us into mercy. them. San. Ay.

Enter LEONORA and JACINTA. Car. I am a man, by nature meant for power; Master, let us shew ourselves men, and leare the scepter's given us to wield, and we betray their briny tears to wash their dirty faces. our trust whenever we meanly lay it at a wo- Car. It is not in the power of charms to move man's feet.

San. True, we are men; booCome, mas- Sun. Nor me, I hope; and yet I fear those ter, let us both be in a passion : here's my scep- eyes will look out sharp to snatch up such a prize. tre: (Shewing a cudgel :) subject Jacinta, look

(Pointing to Jacinta. about you. Sir, was you ever in Muscovy? The Jac. He's coming to us, madam, to beg parwomen there love the men dearly: Why? because don; but sure you'll never grant it him.

-[Shaking his stick) there's your love-pow. Leo. If I do, may Heaven ne'er grant me mine. der for you. Ah, sir, were we but wise and stout,

Jac. That's brave. what work should we make with them ! But this

Cur. You look, madam, upon me, as if you humble love-making spoils them all. A rare way thought I came to trouble you with my usual imindeed to bring matters about with them : we are portunities : I'll ease you of that pain, by telling persuading them all day they are angels and god- you, my business now is calmly to assure you, desses, in order to use them at night like human but I assure it you with heaven and hell for secreatures: we are like to succeed, truly.

conds;

for

may the joys of one fly from me, Car. For my part, I never yet could bear a whilst the pains of t’other overtake me, if all slight from any thing, nor will I now. There's your charms displayed e'er shake my resolution : but one way, however, to resent it from a wo

I'll never see you more. man, and that's to drive her bravely from your

San. Bon. heart, and place a worthier in her vacant throne. Leo. You are a man of that nice honour, sir,

Sun. Now, with submission to my betters, II know you'll keep your word : I expected this have another way, sir : I'll drive my tyrant from assurance from you, and came this way only to my heart, and place myself in her throne. Yes, thank you for it. I will be lord of my own tenement, and keep my Juc. Very well. household in order. Would you would do so too,

Car. You did, imperious dame, you did ? How master; for, look you, I have been servitor in a base is woman's pride! How wretched are the

me.

ingredients it is formed of! If you saw cause Thus you have encouraged me, and thus you bave for just disdain, why did you not at first repulse deceived me. me? Wliy lead a slave in chains that could not San. Very true. grace your triumphs? If I am thus to be contem- Leo. I have some faithful lines too; I tbink I ned, think on the favours you have done the

can produce 'em. wretch, and hide your face for ever.

(Pulls out a table-book, reads, and then Sun. Well argued.

gives it him. Leo. I own you have hit the only fault the world can charge me with : the favours I bave How long soe'er, to sigh in vain, done to you, I am indeed ashamed of; but since

My destiny may prove, women have their frailties, you'll allow me mine. My fato (in spite of your disdain)

Car, 'Tis well, extremely well, madam. I'm Will let me glory in your chain, happy, however, you at last speak frankly. I And give me leave eternally to love. thank you for it; from my soul I thank you; but don't expect me grovelling at your feet again ; There, sir, take your poetry again. don't ; for if I do

(Throwing it at his feet. Leo. You will be treated as you deserve; trod | 'Tis not much the worse for my wearing; 'twill upon.

serve again upon a fresh occasion. Cur. Give me patience;- but I don't want Juc. Well done. it; I am calm. Madam, farewell; be happy, if you Cur. I believe I can return the present, macan; by Heavens, I wish you so; but never spread dam, with a pocketful of your proseyour net for me again; for if you do

ThereLeo. You'll be running into it.

(Throwing a handful of letters at her feet. Car. Rather run headlong into fire and flames; Leo. Jacinta, give me his letters. There, sir, rather be torn with pincers bit from bit; rather not to be behind-hand with you. be broiled like martyrs upon gridirons—-But I (Tukes a handful of his letters out of a box, ain wrong; this sounds like passion, and Heaven

and throws them in his face. can tell I am not angry. Madam, I think we Jac. And there, and there, and there, sir. have no farther business together: your most

(JACINTA throus the rest at him. humble servant.

Sun. 'Cods my life, we want ammunition; but Leo. Farewell t'yc, sir.

for a shift- ---There, and there, you saucy slut Cur. Come along

[T, SANCHO. you.

(Sancho pulls a pack of dirty cards out [Goes to the scene, and relurns.

of his pocket, and throws them at her ; Yet once more, before I go, (lest you should doubt

ihen they close ; he pulls off her head. my resolution ;) may I starve, perish, rot, be blast

clothes, and she his wig, and then part, ed, dead, damned, or any other thing that men

she running to her mistress, he tu his or gods can think on, if, on any occasion what

master. ever, civil or military, pleasure or business, love Jac. I think, madam, we have clearly the betor hate, or any other accident of life, I, from this

ter on't. moment, change one word or look with you.

Lco. For a proof, I resolve to keep the field. (Going off; SANCHO claps him on the back. Jac. Have a care he don't rally and beat you Leo. Content. Come away, Jacinta.

yet though: Pray walk off.

Leo. Fear nothing.
CARLOS returns.

Sun. How the armies stand and gaze at one Car. Yet one word, madam, if you please: 1 another after the battle! What think you, sir, of have a little thing here belongs to you; a foolish shewing yourself a great general, by making an bauble I once was fond of. [Twiiching her pic-honourable retreat? ture from his breast.] Will you accept a trifle Car. I scorn it. Oh, Leonora ! Leonora! a from your servant ?

heart like mine should not be treated thus. Leo. Willingly, sir. I have a bauble too I Leo. Carlos ! Carlos! I have not deserved think you have some claim to; you'll wear it for this usage.

Car. Barbarous Leonora ! But 'tis useless to re[Breaks a bracelet from her arm, and gives proach you: she that is capable of what you have it him.

done, is formed too cruel ever to repent of it. Go Car. Most thankfully. This too I should restore on then, tyrant; make your bliss complete ; toryou ; it once was yours—-[Giving her a table- ment me still; for still, alas ! I love enough to be book.) By your favour, madam—there is a line or tormented. two in it, I think you did me once the honour to Leo. Ah, Carlos ! little do you know the tenwrite with your own fair hand. Here it is. [Reads. der movements of that thing you name: the

heart where love presides admits no thought You love me, Carlos, and would know against the honour of its ruler. The secret movements of my heart :

Car. 'Tis not to call that honour into doubt, if, Whether I give you mine or no,

conscious of our own unworthiness, we interpret With yours, metlinks, I'd never, never part. I every frown to our destruction.

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Leo. When jealousy proceeds from such hum- | thy curious half hundred of pins in't, thou mad'st ble apprehensions, it shews itself with more re- such a vapouring about yesterday : tell them care. spect than yours has done.

fully; there's not one wanting. Car. And where a heart is guiltless, it easily San. There's thy ivory-hafted knife again ; whet forgives a greater crime.

it well; 'tis so blunt, 'twill cut nothing but love. Leo. Forgiveness is not now in our debate : Jac. And there's thy pretty pocket scissars if both have been in fault, 'tis fit that both should thou hast honoured me with; they'll cut off a leg suffer for it; our separation will do justice on us. or an arm; Heaven bless them.

Car. But since we are ourselves the judges of Sun. Here's the enchanted handkerchief you our crimes, what if we should inflict a gentler were pleased to endear with your precious blood, punishment?

when the violence of your love at dinner, t'other Leo. 'Twould but encourage us to sin again. day, made you cut your fingers. There. Car. And if it should

(Blows his nose in it, and gives it her. Leo. 'Twould give a fresh occasion for the Jac. The rascal so provokes me, I won't even pleasing exercise of mercy.

keep his paltry garters from him. Do you see Car. Right: and so we act the part of earth these, you pitiful beggarly scoundrel you ? and heaven together, of men and gods, and taste There, take 'em, there. of both their pleasures.

(She tukes her garters off, and slaps them Leo. The banquet's too inviting to refuse it.

about his face. Car. Then thus let us fall on, and feed upon't San. I have but one thing more of thine.

(Shewing his cudgel.] I own'tis the top of all thy Curries her off, embracing her, and kissing presents, and might be useful to me; but that her hand.

thou may'st have nothing to upbraid me with, Jac. Ah, woman ! foolish, foolish woman! e'en take it again with the rest of them. San. Very foolish, indeed.

(Lifting it up to strike her, she leaps Jac. But don't expect I'll follow her example.

about his neck. Sun. You would, Mopsy, if I'd let you.

Jac. Ah, cruel Sancho !-Now beat me, SanJac. I'd sooner tear my eyes out! Ah-that cho; do. she had a little of my spirit in her.

Sán. Rather, like Indian beggars, beat my preSun. I believe I shall find thou hast a great cious self. deal of her flesh, my charmer; but it won't do; [Throws away his stick, and embraces her. I am all rock, hard rock, very marble.

Rather let infants blood about the streets, Juc. A very pumice stone, you rascal you, if | Rather let all the wine about the cellar, one would try thee; but to prevent thy humilities, Rather let ---Oh, Jacinta---thou hast o'erand shew thee all submission would be vain; to convince thee thou hast nothing but misery and How foolish are the great resolves of man ! despair before thee, here--take back thy pal. Resolves which we neither would keep, nor can. try thimble, and be in my debt for the shirts I When those bright eyes in kindness please to have made thee with it.

shine, San. Nay, if y’are at that sport, mistress, I Their goodness I must needs return with mine: believe I shall lose nothing by the balance of thy Bless my Jacinta in her Sancho's arms—presents. There, take thy tobacco-stopper, and Jac. And I my Sancho with Jacinta's charms. stop thy

(Exeunt. Jac. Here-take thy sattin pin cushion, with

come.

ACT V.

shall probably have a quiet hearing ;) look you, SCENE I.-The Street.

sir, by dint of reason, I intend to confound you.

You are resolved, you say, to get into Leonora's Enter LOPEZ.

lodgings, though the devil stand in the door-way? As soon as it is night, says my master to me, -Yes, Lopez, that's my resolution.--Very though it cost me my life, I'll enter Leonora's well, and what do you intend to do when you lodgings; therefore make haste, Lopez, prepare are there —Why, what an injured man should every thing necessary-three pair of pocket piso do-make her sensible of-Make her sensible tols, two wide-mouthed blunderbusses, some six of a pudding: don't you see she's a jade? She'll ells of sword-blade, and a couple of dark lan- raise the house about your ears, arm the whole thorns. When my master said this to me, Sir, family, and set the great dog at you.— Were said I to my master, (that is, I would have said there legions of devils to repulse me, in such a it, if I had not been in such a fright, I could say cause I could disperse them all.- -Why then, nothing; however, I'll say it to him now, and you have no occasion for help, sir; you may leave

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