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Clo. Gadso! 'tis the lady of the house: she Enter CARLOS and Don LEWIS.
see my unfortunate face, however. Faith, D. Lerr. Come along, Charles; l'm sure 'tis I'll e'en make a grave speech, tell her my case, she, by their description; and, if that brawny and beg her protection. dog, the captain, has played her no foul play, Elv. Speak ! what are you? she sha'n't want ransom, it all my estate can pur Clo. Madam, a most unfortunate young genchase it.
tleman. Car. Now, fortune guide us.
(Exeunt. Elv. I am sure you are a man of most ill manEnter JAQUES and Bruvoes, with a chair.
ners, to press thus boldly to my private chamber.
Wbither would you ? What want you ? Jaq. That's he, the tallest—be sure you Clo. Gracious madam, hear me; I am a strarspare bis person-only force him into this chair, ger most unfortunate, and my distress has made and carry him as directed.
me rudely. press for your protection : if you re1 Brut. What inust be done with the old fellow? fuse it, madam, I am undone for ever, by—I say,
Jaq. We must have liim, too, lest he should madam, I am utterly undone— 'Twas coming, dog the other, and be troublesome. If he won't faith! come quictly, bring him any how-Follow softly; Elv. Alas! his fear confounds bim. What is we shall snap then as they turn the corner. it pursues you, sir?
(Exeunt afier them. Clo. An outcry of officers; the law's at my
heels, madam, though justice I'm not afraid of. A noise of Follow, &c.— Enter Clodio hastily
Elo. How couli you offend the one and net from the other side.
the other? Clo. Ah, pox of their noses ! the dogs have Clo. Being provoked, madam, by the insa smelled me out! What shall I do? If they take lence of my enemy, in my own defence, I just me I shall be hanged, split -Ha! a door now left him dead in the street. I am a very open! faith, I'll in at a venture. [Exit. young man, madam, and I would not willingly
be hanged in a strange country, methinks; which Re-enter Bravoes, with Carlos in a chair; some
I certainly shall be, unless your tender charity huuling in Don Lewis.
protects me -Gad, I have a rare tongue! I have D. Lew. Oh, my poor boy, Charles Charles!
a rare tongue, faith! --help! murder!
Elv. Poor wretch, I pity him! 1 Brav. Hold your peace, fool, if you'd be Clo. Madam, your house is now my only sane. well used.
tuary; my altar; therefore, I beg you, upon my 1. Lew. Sir, I will not hold my peace; dogs ! knees, madam, take pity of a poor bleeding victini. rogues ! villains ! help! murder!
Elv. Are you a Castilian? i Brav. Nay, then, by your leave, old gentle Clo. No, madam, I was born in-in-in what man.-So, bring him along.
d'ye call’um-inD. Leu. Aw, aw, aw !
Elv. Nay, I ask not with purpose to betray [They gug him, and carry him head and heels. you; were you ten thousand times a Spanierd,
(Ereunt. the nation we Portuguese most hate, in such
distress, I yet would give you my protection. SCENE IV.- A Chamber.
Clo. May I depend upon you, madam? Am I
safe? Elvira and her Servants, with lights.
Elv. Safe as my power, my word, or vow can Elv. Is not my brother come home yet? make you. Enter that door, which leads you Serv. I have not seen him, madam.
to a closet ; should the officers come, as you Elo. Go and seek him; go, all of ye, every- | expect, they owe such reverence to my lodgings, where-I'll not rest till your return ; take away they'll search no further than my lcave invites your lights too; for my devotions are written in them. my heart, and I shall read them without a taper. Clo. D'ye think, madam, you can persuade
(Excunt Servants. them?
Elo. Fear not; I'll warrant you; away! Enter CLODIO, stealing in.
Clo. The breath of gods, and eloquence of anClo. Ah, poor Clody! what will become of gels, go along with you.
Erit. thee? Thy condition, I'm afraid, is but very in Elo. Alas! who knows but that the charity I different-Followed behind, stopped before, and afford this stranger, perhaps my brother, eles besct on both sides ! Ah, pox o'mny wit! I must where, may stand in need of? How he irembies! he bantering, must 1? But let me see—where I hear bis breath come short, hither. Be of conam 1 :-An odd sort of a house this--all the fort, sir; once more I give you my solemn prodoors open, and nobody in’t; no noise, no whis- mise for your safety. per, no dog stirring ! Elv. Iho's that?
Enter Servant and Oficers with Don Drint's Clo. Ila! a woman's voice!
body. E17. Who are you? Who waits there? Ste Serr. Here, bring in the body-Oh, madam! phano! Julia!
my master's killed!
Elo. What sayest thou ?
jury never can be cured; but justice may again Serv. Your brother, madam, my master, young o’ertake the murderer, when no rash vows proDon Duart, is dead! he just now quarrelled with tect him. a gentleman, who unfortunately killed him in the Gov. Take comfort, niece.
Elv. O forbear! Search for the murderer, Ev. Ah, me!
and renove the body at your discretion, sir, to i Offi. We are informed, madam, that the mur- be interred, while I shut out the offensive day, derer was seen to enter this house, which niade and here, in solitude, indulge my sorrow; there. us press into it, to apprehend him.
fore, I beg my nearest friends, and you, my lord, Eiv. Oh!
(Fuints. for some few
days, to spare your charitable visits. Serv. Help, ho! my lady faints !
Gov. Igrieve for your misfortune, niece; but, Offi . Give her air ; she'll recover.
since you'll have it so, we take our leaves. Fare
(Clodio peeps in. well-bring forth the body. Clo Hey! - Why, what the devil! Am I safer
[Exeunt Governor, Serrunts, dr. than I would be now?-Exactly I have nicked Clo, lley! what, are they gone a «ay without the house to a hair—Just so I did at Paris, too, me, and by her contrivance, tou? - Gauso! when I took a lodging at a bailiff's, that had Eld. Whoe'er thou art, to whom I've given three writs against me -This dainned closet, means of life, to let thee see with what religion too, has ne'er a chimney to creep out at —Ah, I have kept my vow, come fearless forth, winile poor Clody! would thou wert fairly in a storm night's thy friend, and pass unknown! at sea again ! for I'm plaguily afraid thou wert Clo. If this is not love, the devil's in it. not born to be drowned. (Retires.
(Aside. Elv. Stand off; my sorrows will have way. Elv. Fly with thy utmost speed, where I may Oh, my unhappy brother! such an end as this, never see thee more. thy haughty mind did long since prophesy; and, Cio Ay, that's her modesty.
(Aside. to increase my misery, thy wretched sister wil Eiv. And let that charitable faith, thou hast fully must make a breach of what she has vow found in me, persuade thce to atone thy crime ed, or thou fall unrevenged.
Cio. Poor soul! I may find a better way to Enter Governor and Servant.
thank thee for it. Gov. Where's this unhappy sight?--Alas! Eir. You are at the door now ; farewell for he's gone past all recovery. -Reproof coines
[Erit Elvira. now too late.
Clo. Which is as much as to say, what would Eiv. It shall be so; I'll take the lighter evil I give to see you again :-Au in good time, of the two, and keep the solemn vow, to which child
(Exit. just Heaven was witness: the wounds of per
seem to know me, sir-All dumb and vanished !
my fortune's humourous; she sports with me. Enter LOUISA and JAQUES.
D. Lew. Aw, aw ! Lou. Were they both seized ?
Car. Do you speak no other language? Jaq. Both, madam, and will be here immedi. D. Lew. Aw, aw, aw !
(Louder. ately. I ran before, to give your ladyship notice. Car. Nay, that's the same. Lou. You know my orders; when they are D. Lew. Oh!
(Sighing, entered, bar all the doors, and, on your lives, Cur. Poor wretch! I am afraid he would speak, let every one be mute, as I directed—I must re if ne could. tire a while
Re-enter Jaques, and Servants with lights, w ko Enter Bratoes, who let CARLOS out of the chair,
release Don LEWIS. while others throw down Don LEWIS, gugged Sure they think I walk in my sleep, and won't and bound..
speak for fear of waking me. Car. So, gentlemen, you find I've not resisted D. Lew. Sir, your most humble servant; and, you ---but now, pray, let me know my crime? now my tongue's at liberty, pray, will you do me Why have you brought me hither? Where am I? the favour to shew me the way home again? What If in prison, look in my face; perhaps you have a pox! are you all dumb ? (Exeunt mute. mistaken me for another [Jaques holds Well, sir, and pray what are Charles! up his lanthorn, nods, und erit with the rest.) You ! Ah! my dear boy!
Car. My uncle! Nay, then, my fortune has the street, too, and can bawl out murder to the not quite forsaken me. How came you hither, watch-But, mum, the door opens. sir? D. Lew. Faith, like a corpse into a church, boy,
Enter LOUISA. with
my heels foremost; but, pr’ythee, how didst Hey! ah! what dull rogues were we not to sasthou come?
this before !--Dumb's a sly dog : 'tis she, Car. You saw the men that seized us; they faith--tum, dum, dum--here will be fine forced me into a chair, and brought me.
work presently, toll, dum, di, dum-Now, I D. Lew. Well, but a pox plague them, what is shall see what inettle the boy's made of; tum, all this for? What would they have?
dum, dum. Cur. That we must wait their pleasure to be Lou. You seem amazed, sir. informed of; they have indeed alarmed my rea Car. Your pardon, lady, if I confess it raises son, not my conscience; that's still at rest, fear- much my wonder, why a stranger, friendless and less of any danger.
unknown, should meet, unmerited, such floods of D. Lew. The sons of whores won't speak nei-courtesy; for, if I mistake not, once this day bether. Hey day! What's to be done, now? fore, I've tasted of your bounty.
Lou. I have forgot that; but I confess I saw Enter JAQUES, and Servant, with a banquct, wine and lights.
Car. Why, then, was I forced hither? If you
relieved me only from a soft compassion of my Car. More riddles yet ; I dream sure ! fortune, you could not think but such humanity (JAQUES compliments Don Lewis to take his might, on the slightest hint, have drawn me to be chair.)
grateful. D. Lew. For me? Sir, your most humble ser Lou. I own I could not trust you to my for. vant: (Sits.] Charles, sit down, boy. Ha, ha, tune; I knew not but some other might bave ha! a parcel of silly dumb dogs! Is this all the seen you—beside, methought you spoke less kind business? Puppies! did they think I would not to me before. come to supper, without being brought neck and Car. If my poor thanks were offered in too heels to it?
plain a dress, (as, I confess, I am little practised Cur. Amazement all! What can it end in ? in the rules of graced behaviour) rather ihink me D. Leu. Never trouble thy head, pr’ythee; pox ignorant than rude, and pity what you cannot of questions: fall to, man -Delicate food truly pardon. -Here-Dumb! prythee give's a glass of wine, Lou. Fie, you are too modest-bow could you to wet the way a little. Come, Charles, here's, charge yourself with such a thought? I scarce can here's—honest Dumb's health to thee: (Drinks.) think 'tis in your nature to be rude-at least to Dub's a very honest fellow, faith.
(Claps JAQUES on the head. Car. 'Twere more unpardonable there. Car. What harmony's this? (A flourish. Lou. Nay, now you are too strict on the other
D. Leu. Rare music, indeed ; let's eat, and side; for there may happen times, when, what liear it. [Music here.] Mighty fine, truly--the world calls rudeness, a woman might be have not made a heartier meal a great while.- brought to pardon ; seasons, when even modesty (Here JAQUES offers a night-cup and goun to were ignorance -Pray be seated, sir-nay, Don Lewis.) Well
, and what's to do now, lad? I'll have it so. Suppose a woman were reduced For me, boy! Odso, we lie here, do we? mighty to offer love; suppose yourself the man so loved; well that again, faith ; (for I was just thinking to where could you find, at such a time, excuses for go home, but that I had ne'er a lodging ;) nay, I your modesty ? always said honest Dumb knew how to make his Car. If I could love again, my eyes would tell friends welcome-Well, but it's time enough her; if not, I should not easily believe, at least, yet; sha'n't we crack a bottle first? Charles is me. in inanners, would not seen to understand her. lancholy. (JAQUES shakes his head.) What, that's Lou. Oh, they have such subtle ways to steal as much as to say, if I won't go, I shall be carried into a lover's heart ! nay, if she's resolute, not all --Sir, your humble servant. [Puts on the gown.] your strength of modesty can guard you : she'd Well, Charles, good-night, since they won't let press you still with plainer, stronger proofs ; her me have a mind to stay any longer.“I'd give a life, her fortune should be yours: for where a pistole, though, to know what this will come to! | woman loves, such gifts as these are trifles. Thus, Dumb, come along.
like the lazy minutes, would she steal them on, (Exeunt Don LEWIS and Jaques. which once but past, are quite forgotten. Car. I am buried in amazement-(Music is
(Gives him jewels. heard.] Ha, more music? I could almost say, Car. Is't possible? can there be such a woman? 'twere welcome now.
Lou. Fie! I could chide you now; you would (Music again. Don Lewis appears above. not, sure, be thought so slow of apprehension? d. Lew. So, at last I have groped out a win Cur. I would not willingly be thought so vain, dow, that will let me into the secret; now, if or so uncharitable, to suppose there could be such any foul play should happen, I am pretty near
Lou. Nay, now, you force me to forsake my sex, and tell you plain-I cannot speak it
Enter JAQUES. yet you must know—I am this creature so redu- Where's the stranger? ced for you.
Juq. Madam, I met him just now walking hasCar. Monstrous !
tily about the gallery, Lou. What is't you start at ?
Lou. Are all the doors fast? Cur. Not for your beauty ; though I confess Jag. All barred, madam. you fair to a perfection, complete in all that may
Lou. Put out all your lights, too, and on your engage the eye: but, when that beauty fades (as lives let no one ask or answer him any question : time leaves none unvisited) what charm shall then but be you still near to observe him. secure my love? Your ríches ? No-an honest
(Exit JAQUES. mind's above the bribes of fortune :—for, though Ah?
(Don Lewis drops down. distressed, a stranger, and in want, I thus return D. Lew. Odso, my back! them thankless. Be modest, and be virtuous, I'll Lou. Bless me, who's this? what are you? admire you; all good men will adore you; and, D. Lew. Not above fifty, madam. when your beauty and your fortune are no more, Lou. Whence coine you? What is your busiwill still deliver down your name revered to ages.
ness? Lou, If I appear too free a lover, and talk be D. Lew. Finishing yond the usual courage of my sex, forgive me; Lou. Who shewed, who brought you hither? I'll be again the fearful, softening wretch that you D. Lew. Dumb, honest Dumb. would have me: my wishes shall be dumb, unless Lou. Will you be gone, sir? I have no time my eyes may speak them: for pity speak, for I to fool away, confess your hard reproofs have struck
upon my D. Lew, Yes, but you have; what! don't I heart! Oh! say you will be mine, and make your know? own conditions. If you suspect my temper, bind Lou. Pray, sir, who? What is't you take me for? me by the most sacred tie, and let my love, my D. Lew. A delicate piece of work, truly, but person, and my fortune, lawfully be yours. not finished; you understand me?
Car. Take heed ! Consider yet, if even this Lou. You are mad, sir ! humility be not the offspring of your first unruly D. Lew. I say don't you be so modest; for passion : but since, at least, it carries something there are times, do you see, when even modesty a better claim to my concern, I'll be at once sin- is ignorance, (pray be seated, madam-nay, I'll cere, and tell you, 'tis impossible that we should have it so) ah! ever meet in love.
(Sits down, and mimics her behaviour to Carlos. Lou. Impossible ! Oh, why?
Lou. Confusion ! have I exposed myself to Car. Because my love, my vows, and faith, are this wretch, too!had witnesses to my folly! given to another: therefore, since you find I dare nay, I deserve it.
(Stands mute. be honest, be early wise, and now release me to D. Lew. So, so, I shall bring her to terms preny fortune.
sently—you have a world of pretty jewels here, Lou. I cannot part with you.
madam-ay, these now—these are a couple of Car. You must! I cannot with my reason fine largestones, iruly; but, where a woman loves, Pray, let me pass! Why do you thus hang upon such gifts as these are trifles. [Mimics again. my arm, and strain your eyes, as if they had pow Lou. Insupportable ! within there ! er to hold me? Lou. Ungrateful! Will you go? Take heed !
Enter Servants and Bruvoes. for you have proved I am not mistress of my D. Lew. Hey!
Serv. Did your ladyship call, madam? Cur. I see it, and am sorry, but needed not D. Lew. I don't like her looks, faith. (Aside. this threat to drive me; for still I dare be just, Lou. Here, take this fool, let himn be gagged, and force myself away.,
[Exit CARLOS. tied neck and heels, and locked into a garret ; Lou. Oh, torture ! left ! refused! despised ! away with him ! Have I thrown off my pride for this? Oh, insup D. Lew. Dumb! Dumb! help, Dumb! Dumb! portable! If I am not revenged, may all the stand by me, Dumb? a pox of my finishing, awe! well. (Walks disordered.
(They gag him and carry him off. D. Lew. What a pox ! are all these fine things Lou. The insolence of this fool was more procome to nothing, then ?-Poor soul! she's in great voking than the other's scornl; but I shall yet find heat truly Äh, silly rogue !now, could I ways to measure any revenge. (Exit Louisa. find in my heart to put her into good humour
Re-enter CARLOS in the dark. again, I have a great mind, faith-Odd, she's a hummer!--A strange mind, I ha'n't had such Car. What can this evil woman mean me? a mind a great while-Hey! I'll do't faith The doors all barred; the lights put out; the if she does but stay, now; ah, if she does but stay! servants mute, and she with fury in her eyes now (As he is getting from the balcony, Louisa shot regardless by me. I would the worst would is speaking to JAQUES.
shew itself! Ha! yonder's a light; I'll follow it, Loou. Who waits there?
and provoke my fortune.
[In anger. SCENE II.-Changes to another Room. Cur. Take heed, my love; avoid her as a dis
ease to modesty. Enter ANGELINA with a light.
Lou. Very well ! Ang. I cannot like this house; for now, as Cur. Oh, I have a shameful tale to tell thee of going to my rest, my ears were alarmed with the her intemperance, as would subject her even to cries of one, that called for help. I've seen thy loathing. strange faces, too, that carry guilt and terror in Lou. Insolent !- well! their looks; and yet the officer, that placed me Ang. You amaze me! pray, what is it? here, appeared of honest thought-What can this Cur. This is no time to tell ; I had forgot my mean? No matter what, since nothing but the danger. Let it suffice, the doors are barred loss of him I love, can worse befal me! Hark, against me; now, this moment I am a prisoner what noise! is the door fast, ah?
to her fury; if thou canst help me to any means
(Going to shut it. of safety, or escape, ask me no questions, but be Re-enter CARLOS and JAQUES, listening.
quick, and tell me.
Ang. Now, you frighten me; but here, througlr Car. Ha, another lady! and alone!
my apartment, leads a passage to the garden; at Ang. Ha, that voice!
[Amazed. the lower end, you'll find a mount; if you dare Car. Save me, ye powers ! and give me strength drop from thence, I'll shew you: but cann't you to bear this insupportable surprise of rushing joy! say when I may hope again to see you? Ang. My Carlos—oh!
Cur. About an hour hence, walking in the Cur. 'Tis she! my long-lost love, my living garden, ready for your escape; for, if I live, I'll Angelina!
[Embraces her. come provided with the means to make it sureJuq. Say you so, sir ? this shall to my lady. Now I dare thank thee, fortune.
(Exit JAQUES. Ang. You will not fail? Ang. Oh, let me hold you ever thus, lest fate Car. If I survive, depend on me. 'Till when, again should part us.
may Heaven support thy innocence! Car. 'Twas death, indeed, to part; but from Ang. Follow me
(Exeunt hastily. so hard a separation, thus again to meet, is life Lou. Are you so nimble, sir? Who waits restored.
there? Ang. Oh! I were happy, blessed above my
Enter JAQUES. sex, could but my plain simplicity of love de serve your kind endearments.
Run, take help, and stop the stranger; he is now Cur. Is't possible, thou miracle of goodness, making his escape through the garden ! Hy! that thou canst thus forget the misery, the want, (Erit JAQUes.]-Love and revenge, like vipers, the ruin my unhappy love has brought thee to ? gnaw upon my quiet, and I must change their Trust me, that storing thought has clouded even food, or leave my being. No, if I forego a sethe very joy I had to see thee.
cond time that dear support, my pride, may I be
come as miserable as that wretch, that dest ned Enter JAQUES und LOUISA t a distance.
fool he dotes on! Ha! she is returned ! yonder Juq. They are there ; from hence your lady- she passes, with what assured contentnient in ship may hear them.
her looks !-how pleased the thing is !--strungeLou. Leave me.
ly impudent--sure! the ugly creature thinks F (Exit JAQUES, and Louisa listens. won't strangle her. Ang. I cannot bear to see you thus : for my sake, don't despond: for, while you seem in
Enier JAQUES. hope, I shall easily be cheerful
Now, have you brought him? Cur. Oh, thou engaging softness! thy courage Jog. Madam, we made what haste we could, has revived me; no, we'll not despair ; the guar. but the gentleman reached the mount before us, dian power, that hitherto has saved us, may now and escaped over the garden wall. protect, and fix is happy.
Lou. Escaped, villain ! durst thou tell me so? Lou. Ha! so near acquainted (Behind. Jaq. If your ladyship had called me a little
Cur. And yet our safety bids us part this mo sooner, we had taken him. Who the devil is ment. How came you hither?
[atside. A.14. The officer, that made me captive, Lou. Fool, that I am! I betray myself to my proved a worthy man, and placed me here, as a own servants. Well, 'tis no matter, bid the bra. companion to the lady of this dwelling.
voes stay; I have directions for them. Go.Car. Ha, to what end?
(E.rit JAQUES.]–He has not left me hopeless dng. He said, to be the advocate of his suc yet; an hour hence, he promised to be here cessless love; for he confessed he wooed her ho again; and, if he keeps his word, (as I've an odinourably.
ous cause to fear he will) he yet, at least in my Car. Is't possible? Is there a wretch, so cursed revenge, shall prove me woman. among mankind, to be her honourable lover?