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you shall.

Fl. You wonld not tell him who yon are? Enter Host,

Hyp. There's no occasion for it-l'll talk Host. Did you call, gentlemen ?

with him. Trap. Yes, and bawl, too, sir. Here, the gentlemen are almost famished, and nobody comes

Enter TRAPPANTI. near them. What have you in the house, now, Trap. Your dinner's upon the spit, gentlemen, that will be ready presently?

and the cloth is laid in the best room-Are you Hust. You may have what you please, sir. not for a whet, sir? What wine? what wine? Hyp. Can you give us a partridge?

Host. Sir, we have no partridges; but we'll Flo. We give you trouble, sir. get you what you please in a moment. We have Trap. Not in the least, sir-Hey! (Knocks. a very good neck of mutton, sir; if you please, it shall be clapped down in a moment.

Enter Host. Hyp. Have you no pigeons or chickens?

Ilost. D'ye call, gentlemen ? Host. Truly, sir, we have no fowl in the house at present; if you please, you may have any thing

Hyp. Ay; wbat wine have ye? else in a moment.

Host. What sort you please, sir. Hyp. Then, pr’ythee, get us some young rab

Flo. Sir, will you please to name it? Lits.

[To TRAP. Host. Upon my word, sir, rabbits are so scarce,

Trap. Nay, pray, sir! they are not to be had for money.

Hyp. No ceremony, dear sir! upon my word Flo. Have you any fish? Host. Fish, sir! I drest yesterday the finest

Trap. Upon my soul you'll make me leave ye, clish that ever came upon a table ; I am sorry we

gentlemen. have none left, sir; but, if you please, you may

Hyp. Come, come, no words: pr’ythee, you

sball. have any thing else in a moment. Trap. Pox on thee! bast thou nothing but

Trap. Psha! but why this among friends, now? any thing else in the house?

Here-have ye any right Galicia? Host. Very good mutton, sir.

Host. The best in Spain, I warrant it. Hyp. Pr’ythee get us a breast then.

Trup. Let's taste it: if it be good, set us out Host. Breast! don't you love the neck, sir?

half a dozen bottles for dinner. Hyp. Have ye nothing in the house but the

Host. Yes, sir.

(Exit Hosi. neck ?

Flo. Who says this fellow's a-starving now? Host. Really, sir, we don't use to be so unpro- than a lover at midnight.

On my conscience, the rogue has more impudence vided; but at present we have nothing else left. Trup. Faith, sir, I don't know but a nothing

Hyp. Hang him, 'tis inoffensive; I'll humour

him else may be very good meat, when any thing else

–Pray, sir, (for I find we are like to be is not to be had.

better acquainted, therefore, I hope you won't Hyp. Then, pr’ythee, friend, let's have thy neck

take my question ill) of mutton before that is gone, too.

Trap. Oh, dear sir ! Trap. Sir, he shall lay it down this minute;

Hyp. What profession may you be of ? I'll see it done, gentlemen ; I'll wait upon ye pre

Trap, Profession, sir-II-'Ods me! here's

winc. sently; for a minute I must beg you pardon, and leave to lay the cloth myself.

Enter Host. Hyp. By no means, sir.

Trup. No ceremony, dear sir ! Indeed I'll do Come, fill out-hold—let me taste it first-Ye it.

(Exeunt Host und TRAPPANTI. blockhead, would you have the gentleman drink Hyp. What can this familiar puppy be? before he knows whether it be good or not?

Fio. With much ado, I have recollected his (Drinks.] Yes, 'twill do-Give me the bottle, face. Don't you remember, madam, about two I'll fill myself. Now, sir, is not that a glass of or three years ago, Don Philip had a trusty ser- right wine? vant, called Trappanti, that used now and then Hyp. Extremely good, indeed But, sir, as to slip a note into your hand as you came from to my question. church?

Trap. I'm afraid, sir, that mutton won't be Hyp. Is this he, that Philip turned away for enough for us all. saying I was as proud as a beauty, and homely Hyp. Oh, pray, sir, bespeak what you please. enough to be good-humoured ?

Trup. Sir, your most humble servant-Here, Flo. The very same, I assure ye; only, as you master! pr’ythee, get us a-ha! ay, get us a see, starving has altered his air á little.

dozen of poached eggs-a dozen, d’ye hear—just Hyp. Poor fellow ! I am concerned -for him. to-pop down a little. What makes him so far from Seville ?

Host. Yes, sir.

[Going: Flo. I am afraid all places are alike to him. Trap. Friend, let there be a little slice of

Hyp. I have a great mind to take him into my bacon to every one of them. service; his assurance may be useful, as my case

Hyp. But, sir stands.

Trap. 'Odso! I had like to have forgotVOL. III.

2 Q

here a-Sancho, Sancho! Ay, is not your name in my life. I have seen such a sort of a face beSancho?

fore; but where-- I don't know, nor I don't Host. Diego, sir.

care. It's your glass, sir. Trap. Oh, ay, Diego; that's true, indeed, Hyp. Grammercy! here, cousin. (Drinks to Diego. Umph!

Flora.) Come now, what made Don Philip turn Hyp. I must e’en let him alone; there's no you out of his service? why did you leave him? putting in a word till his mouth's full.

Trup. 'Twas tiine, I think; his wits had left Trap. Come, here's to thee, Diego—{Drinks bim-the man was mad. and fills again.] That I should forget thy name,

Hyp. Mad! though.

Trap. Ay, stark mad

-in love. Host. No great harm, sir.

Hyp. In love ! how, pray? Trap. Diego, ba! a very pretty name, faith Trup. Very deep-up to the ears-over head -I think you are married, are you not, Diego? -drowned by this time--he would in-I Host. Ay, ay, sir.

would have had him stopped when he was up to Trap. Ha! how many children?

the middle. Host. Nine girls and a boy, sir.

Hyp. Wbat was she he was in love with?
Trup. Ha ! nine girls!--Come, here's to thee Trup. The devil.
again, Diego-Nine girls ! a stirring woman, Hyp. So, now for a very ugly likeness of my
I dare say; a good housewife, ha, Diego? own face. (Aside.) What sort of a devil ?
Host. Pretty well, sir.

Trup. The dainning sort a woman.
Trap. Makes all her pickles herself, I warrant Hyp. Had she no name?
-Does she do olives well ?

Trup. Her christian name was Donna HypoHost. Will you be pleased to taste them, sir ? | lita, but her proper name was Shuttlecock.

Trap. Taste thein! hum! pr’ythee, let's have Flo. How dy'e like that? (Aside to Hyp. a plate, Diego.

Hyp. Pretty well. [Aside to Flo.] Was she Host. Yes, sir.

handsome? Hyp. And our dinner as soon as you please, Trap. Umph -So, so, sir: when it's ready, call us.

Flo. How d’ye like that?

[To Hyp. Host. Yes, sir.

[Exit Host.

Hyp. Umph-so, so. (To Flo.) Hadi slie Hyp. But, sir, I was asking you of your pro- wit ? fession.

Trap. Sometimes. Trap. Profession! really, sir, I don't use to Hyp. Good humour? profess much: I am a plain-dealing sort of a Trap. Very seldomn. inan; if I say I'll serve a gentleman, he may de Hyp. Proud ? pend upon me.

Trap. Ever. Flo. Have you ever served, sir ?

Hyp. Was she honest ? Trap. Not these two last campaigns.

Trap. Very proud. Hyp. How so?

Hyp. What, had she no good qualities? Trap. Some words with my superior officer; I Trap. Faith, I don't remember them. was a little too free in speaking my mind to him. Hyp. Ha ! dy'e think she loved him ? Hyp. Don't

you think of serving again, sir ? Trap. If she did, 'twas as the cobler loved bis Trap. If a good post fall in my way.

wife. liyp. I believe I could help you—Pray, sir, Hyp. How's that? when you served last, did you take pay or wages? Trup. Why, he beat her thrice a-day, and told

Trap. Pay, sir ! -Yes, sir, I was paid, clear- his neighbours he loved her ne'er the worse, but ed, subsistence and arrears, to a farthing.

he was resolved she should never know it. Hyp. And your late commander's name was Hyp. Did she use hiin so very ill? Trup. Don Philip de las Torres.

Trap. Like a jade. Hyp. Of Seville ?

Flo. How d'ye do now?

(To Hyp. Trup. Of Seville.

Hyp. I don't know-methinks, I–But sure; Hyp. Sir, your most humble servant. You what, was she not handsonie, say ye? need not be curious, for I am sure you don't Trap. A devilish tongue. know me, though I do you, and your condition, Hyp. Was she ugly? which, I dare promise you, I'll mend upon our Flo. Ay, say that at your peril. [ Aside, better acquaintance: and your first step to de Hyp. What was she? how did she look? serve it, is to answer me honestly to a few ques Trup. Look! why, faith, the woman looked tions. Keep your assurance still : it may do me very well when she had a blush in her face. service; I shall like you better for it. Come, Hyp. Did she often blush ? here's to encourage you.

(Gives him money.

Trup. I never saw her. Trap. Sir, my humble service to you.

Hyp. Never saw her ! had she no charm? Hyp. Well said.

what made him love her? Flo. Nay, I'll pass my word he sha'n't dwin, dle into modesty.

Trap. Really I cann't tell.

Flo. How d'ye like the picture, madam? Trup. I never heard a gentleman talk better

| Aside.

this way.

Hyp. Oh, oh, extremely well! the rogue has her perfidious father, contrary to his treaty with put me into a cold sweat. I am as humble as an me, and her inclination, is going tooffending lover.

D. Phi. Marry her to another

Oct. Of a better estate than mine, it seems. Enter Host.

She tells me here, he's within a day's march of Host. Gentlemen, yourd

dinner's upon the table. her; begs me to come upon the spur to her re

(Exit Host. Jief; and, if I don't arrive too late, confesses she Hyp. That's well. Come, sir; at dinner I'll loves me well enough to open the gates, and let give you farther instructions how you may serve me enter the town before him. There's her exyourself and me.

press, read it Trap. Come, sir.

(To FLORA. Fiv. Nay, dear sir! no ceremony.

HYPOLITA, FLORA, and TRAPPANTI appear in Trap. Sir, your very humble servant.

the Balcony. [As they are going, HYP. stops them. Hyp. Hark! they are talking of a mistress Hyp. Come back; here's one I don't care

let us observe. should see me.

Flo. Trappanti, there's your old master. Trap. Sir, the dinner will be cold.

Trup. Ay, I know him again; but I may chance Hyp. Do you eat it hot, then ; we are not to tell him, he did not know a good servant wher hungry.

he had him. Trap. Sir, your very humble servant again. D Phi. [Reads.) “ My father has concluded

(Erit TRAP. a match for me with one I never saw, and intends, Flo. You seem concerned; who is it? in two days, to perfect it: the gentleman is ex. Hyp. My brother Octavio, as I live !-Come pected every hour. In the mean time, if you

[They retire. know any friend that has a better title to me, ad

vise him forthwith to put in his claim. I am alEnter OCTAVIO and a Servant.

most out of my senses, which you will easily beOct. Jasper, run immediately to Rosara's wo lieve when I tell you, if such a one shoula make man ; tell her I am just come to town; slip that haste, I sha'n't have time to refuse him any thing.' note into her hand, and stay for an answer. Hyp. How is this? Flo. 'Tis he!

D, P. No name?

Oct. She never would trust it in a letter. Re-enter Host, conducting Don Philip. Flo. If this should be Don Philip's mistress? Host. Here, sir, please to walk this way. Trup. Sir, you may take my word it is: I Fio. And Don Philip, by Jupiter !

know the lady, and what the neighbours say of D. Phi. When my servant coines, send him

her. to me immediately.

Hyp. This was a lucky discovery—but hush. Host. Yes, sir.

D. Phi. What will you do in this case? Hyp. Nay, then, it is time for us to make Oct. That I don't yet know: I am half disready- Allons ! [Ereunt flyp, und Flo. tracted ; I have just sent my servant to tell her Očt. Don Philip!

I am come to town, and beg an opportunity to D. Phi. Dear Octavio !

speak with her; I long to see her ; I warrant Oct. What lucky point of the compass could

the poor

fool will be so soft and so humble, now blow us to one another so?

she's in a fright. D. Phi. Faith, a wind very contrary to my in

D. Phi. What will you purpose at your meet. clination; but the worst, I see, blows some good.

ing her? I am overjoyed to see you. But what makes you Oct. I don't know; may be another meeting; so far from the army?

at least it will come to a kind look, a kiss, good Oct. Who thought to have found you so far bye, and a sigh-Ah, if I can but persuade her from Seville !

to run away with me! D. Phi. What do you do at Madrid ?

D. Phi. Consider Oct, Oh, friend, such an unfortunate occasion, Oct. Ah, so I do! What pleasure 'twould be, and yet such a lucky discovery! such a mixture to have her steal out of her bed in a sweet of joy and torment, no poor dog upon earth was moonshiny night ; to hear her come pat, pat, pat, ever plagued with.

along in her slippers, with nothing but a thin silk D. Phi Unriddle, pray:

night-gown loose about her, and in this tempting Oct. Don't you remember, about six months dress, to have her jump into my arms, brcathless ago, I wrote you word of a dear, delicious, spright with fear; her panting bosom close to inine; ly creature, that I had bombarded for a whole then to stifle her with kisses, and curl myself summer to no purpose ?

about her smooth warm limbs, that breathe an .D. Phi. I remember.

healing odour from their pores, enough to make Oct. That same silly, stubborn, charming an the senses ache, or fancy mad! gel now capitulates.

D. Pái. Octavio, I envy thee; thou art the D. Phi. Then she's taken.

happiest man in thy temper Oct, I can't tell that; for you must know,

Dci, And thou art the most altered I ever


get her?

knew. Pr’ythee, what makes thee so much upon D. Phi. Come, forget it. the humdrum ? Well, are my sister and you come Hyp. Come, we have seen enough of the eneto a right understanding yet? When do you my's motions, to know 'tis time for us to decamp.

(Ereunt HYPOLITA, FLORA, and TRAPPANTI. Hyp. So, now I shall have my picture by Oct. With all my heart ; let's go in, and drink another hand

your new mistress's health. When do you visit D Phi. My condition, Octavio, is very much her? like your mistress's; she is going to marry the D. Phi. I intended it immediately, but an unman she never saw, and I the woman.

lucky accident hindered me: one of my servants O t. 'Sdeath, you make me tremble! I hope fell sick upon the road, so that I am forced to 'tis not my mistress.

make shift with one, and he is the most negligent D. Phii Thy mistress! that were an idle fear; sottish rogue in nature ; he has left my portmanMadrid's a wide place—or, if it were, (she loving teau, where all my writings and letters of concern you) my friendship and my honour would oblige are, behind him at the last town we lay at, so that me to desist.

I cann't properly visit the lady, or her father, all Oct. That's generous, indeed! but still you I am able to assure them who I am. amaze me! Are you quite broke off with my sis. Oct. Why don't you go back yourself to see ter? I hope she has given you no reason to for- for them?

D. Phi. I have sent my servant, for I ain really Hyp. Now, I tremble.

tired: I was loth to appear so much concerned D. Phi. The most severe that ever beauty for them, lest the rascal should think it worth his printed in the heart of man; a coldness unac- while to run away with them. countable to sense. Oct. Psha, dissembled !

Enler Servant to OCTAVIO, Hyp. Ha!

Oct. How now? D. Phi. I cann't think it; lovers are soon Serv. Here's an answer, sir. (Gides a leller. flattered into hope; but she appeared to me in. Oct. (To D. Phi] My dear friend, I beg a different to so nice a point, that she has ruined thousand pardons ; I must leave you this minute ; me without the trouble of resolving it.

the kind creature has sent for me. I am a soldier, Flo, Well, men are fools.

you know, and orders must be obeyed; when I Oct. And by this time she's in fits for your come off duty I'll immediately wait upon you. leaving her ; 'ris her nature; I know her from D. Phi. You'll find me here, or hear of me. her bib and baby: I remember, at five years old, Adieu. Here, house! (Exit OCTAVIO. the vixen has fasted three days together, in pure spite to her governess.

Enter Host. Hyp. So

Pr’ythee, see if my servant be come yet. Oct. Nothing could ever, in appearance, make Host. I believe he is, sir; is he not in blue? her pleased or angry; always too proud to be D. Phi. Ay; where is the sot? obliged, too high to be affronted, and thought Host. Just refreshing himself with a glass at the nothing so low as to seem fond of revenge: she gate. had a stomach that could digest every thing but

D. Phi. Pray, tell the gentleman I'd speak huinility

with him.-[Erit Host.] In all the necessaries of Hyp. Good lack, Mr Wit!

lifc, there is not a greater plague than servants. Oct. Yet, with all this, I have sometimes seen Iley, Soto ! her good-natured, generous, and tender. Hyp. There the rogue was civil again.

Enter Soro, drunk. D. Phi. I have thought so, too. Sighing. Soto. Did you please to--uch !-call, sir?

Hyp. How can he speak of me with so much D. Phi. What's the reason, blockhead, I must generosity?

always wait upon you thus? Oct. For all her usage of you, I'll be racked if Solo. Sir, I did not know any thing of it. lshe did not love you.

I-came as soon as you se-se-se-sent for me. D. Phi. I rather think she hated me; however, D. Phi. And why not without sending, sir? now 'tis past, and I must endeavour to think no Did you think I expected no answer to the busimore of her.

ness I sent you about? Hyp. Now I begin to hate myself.

Soto. Yes, sir-I did think you would be willOct. Then you are determined to marry this ing—that is to have an account-o, I staid to other lady?

take a glass at the door because I would not be D. Phi. That's my business to Madrid. out of the way-huh ! Trap. Which shall be done to your hand. D. Phi. You are drunk, rascal ! -Where's D. Phi. Besides, I am now obliged by contract. the portmanteau !

Oct. Then, (though she be my sister) may some Soto. Sir, I am here—if you please I'll give jealous, old, ill-natured dog, revenge your quarrel you the whole account how the matter is-huh! to her,

D. Phi. My nund misgives me -speak, Hyp. Thank you, sir.

villain !

(Strikes his

chin to

Soto. I will, sir, as soon as I can put my words Hyp. So! my gloves.-Well, Trappanti, you into an intelligible order: I ar’n't running away, sir. know your business, and if I marry the lady, you D. Phi. To the point, sirrah.

know my promise, too. Soto. Not of your sword, dear sir !

Trap. Sir, I shall remember them bothD. Phi. Sirrah, be brief, or I'll murder you: 1 'Odso! I had like to have forgot-Here, house ! where's the portmanteau ?

a bason and wash-ball-I've a razor about me. Soto. Sir, as I hope to breathe, I made all the Hey!

(Knocks. strictest search in the world, and drank at every Hyp. What's the matter? house upon the road going and coming, and ask Trap. Sir, you are not shaved. ed about it; and so, at last, as I was coming with Hyp. Shaved ! in a mile of the town here, I found, then

Trup. Ever while you live, sir, go with a smooth D. Phi. What?


mistress. Hey ! (K'uocks. Soto. That it must certainly be lost.

Hyp. This puppy does so plague me with his D. Phi. Dog ! d’ye think this must satisfy me? impertinence, I shall laugh out, and discover my

[Beats him. self. Soto. Lord, sir, you won't hear reason -Are Trap. Why, Diego! you sure you ha'n't it about you ? If I know Hyp. Psha ! prythee don't stand fooling, we're any thing of it I wish I may be burnt !

in haste. D. Phi. Villain! your life cann't make me sa Flo. Ay, ay, shave another time. tisfaction.

Trap. Nay, what you please, sir : your beard Soto. No, sir, that's hard-a man's life cann't is not much, you may wear it to-day. - for my part-I-I

[Taking her by the chin. D. Phi. Why do I vent my rage against a sot, Flo. Ay, and to-morrow too: pray, sir, will a clod of earth? I should accuse myself for trust you see the coach ready, and put in the things ? ing him.

Trap. Sir, I'll see the coach ready, and put in Soto. Sir-I had rather-bought a portmanteau the things.

(Exit Trap. out of my own pocket, than have had such a life Flo. Come, madam, courage! Now, let's do about it.

something for the honour of our sex, give a proof D. Phi. Be dumb!

of our parts, and tell mankind we can contrive, Soto. Ahuh! Yes.

fatigue, bustle, and bring about as well as the D. Phi. If this rascal had stole it, sure he best of them. would not have ventured to come back again. Hyp. Well said, Flora ! for the honour of our I am confounded! Neither Don Manuel nor his sex be it, then, and let the grave dons think themdaughter know me, nor any of his family. If I selves as wise as they please; but Nature knows should not visit him till I can receive fresh letters there goes more wit to the management of some from my father, he'll in the mean time think him- amours, than the hardest point in politics; self affronted by my neglect.--What shall I do? -Suppose I go and tell him my misfortune, and Therefore, to men the affair of state's confined. beg bis patience till we can hear again from Se. Wisely to us the state of love's assigned, ville. I must think. Hey, sot ! (Exeunt. As love's the weightier business of mankind.

Ereunt. Re-enter HYPOLITA, FLORA, and TRAPPANTI.

Trap. Hold, sir; let me touch up your foretop

a little.


Ros. He'll hate any one that is not a friend to SCENE I.-Don MANUEL's House. his love.

Vil. Hang them, say I': but cann't one quench Enter ROSARA und VILETTA,

one's thirst without jumping into the river ? Is Vil. Hear reason.

there no difference between cooling and drownRos. Talk of Octavio, then.

ing? Octavio's now in a very good post--keep Vil. How do you know but the gentleman your him there--I know the man; he understands father designs you for, may prove as pretty á fel- the business he is in to a liair; but, faith, you'll low as he? If you should happen to like him as spoil him; he's too pretty a fellow, and too poor well, would not that do your business as well?

a one, for a husband. Ros. Do you expect Óctavio should thank you Ros. Poor! he has enough. for this?

Vil. That's the most he has. Vil. The gentleman is no fools


Ros. 'Twill do our business,

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