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Sub. Pray you let me speak with you.
Dap. His worship calls you, captain.
Face. I am sorry

I e'er embark'd myself in such a business.
Dap. Nay, good sir; he did call you.
Face. Will he take then?

Sub. First, hear me

Face. Not a syllable, 'less you take.
Sub. Pray you, sir-
Face. Upon no terms, but an assumpsit.
Sub. Your humour must be law.

[He takes the four angels

Face. Why now, sir, talk.
Now I dare hear you with mine honour. Speak.
So may this gentleman too.

Sub. Why, sir—

[Offering to whisper FACE.

Face. No whispering,

Sub. Fore heaven, you do not apprehend the loss You do yourself in this.

Face. Wherein for what?

Sub. Marry, to be so importunate for one, That, when he has it, will undo you all : He'll win up all the money in the town.

Face. How!

Sub. Yes, and blow up gamester after gamester,
As they do crackers in a puppet play.
If I do give him a familiar,

Give you him all you play for; never set him:
For he will have it.

Face. You are mistaken, doctor.

Why he does ask one but for cups and horses,
A rifling fly; none of your great familiars.

Dap. Yes, captain, I would have it for all games.
Sub. I told you so.
Face. [Taking DAP. aside.] 'Slight, that is a new

I understood you, a tame bird, to fly
Twice in a term, or so, on Friday nights,
When you had left the office, for a nag
Of forty or fifty shillings.

Dap. Ay, 'tis true, sir;

But I do think now I shall leave the law,
And therefore-

Face. Why, this changes quite the case.
Do you think that I dare move him?
Dap. If you please, sir;

All's one to him, I see.

Face. What! for that money?

I cannot with my conscience; nor should you
Make the request, methinks.

Dap. No, sir, I mean

To add consideration.

Face. Why then, sir,

I'll try.-[Goes to SUBTLE.] Say that it were for all games, doctor?

Sub. I say then, not a mouth shall eat for him

At any ordinary, but on the score,

That is a gaming mouth, conceive me.

Face. Indeed!

Sub. He'll draw you all the treasure of the realm, If it be set him,

Face. Speak you this from art?

Sub. Ay, sir, and reason too, the ground of art.
He is of the only best complexion,
The queen of Fairy loves.

Face. What! is he?

Sub. Peace.

He'll overhear you. Sir, should she but see him-
Face. What?

Sub. Do not you tell him.

Face. Will he win at cards too?


Sub. The spirits of dead Holland, living Isaac,
You'd swear were in him; such a vigorous luck
As cannot be resisted. 'Slight, he'll put
Six of your gallants to a cloke, indeed.

Face. A strange success, that some man shall be born to?

Sub. He hears you, man

Dap. Sir, I'll not be ingrateful.

Face. Faith, I have confidence in his good nature : You hear, he says he will not be ingrateful.

Sub. Why, as you please; my venture follows yours. Face. Troth, do it, doctor; think him trusty, and make him.

He may make us both happy in an hour;

Win some five thousand pound, and send us two on't. Dap. Believe it, and I will, sir.

Face. And you shall, sir.

[Takes him aside.

You haveheard all !

Dap. No, what was't? Nothing, I, sir.
Face. Nothing!
Dap. A little, sir.

Face. Well, a rare star
Reign'd at your birth.

Dap. At mine, sir! No.
Face. The doctor

Swears that you are

Sub. Nay, captain, you'll tell all now.
Face. Allied to the queen of Fairy.
Dap. Who? that I am?

Believe it, no such matter

Face. Yes, and that

You were born with a cawl on your head.

Dap. Who says so ?
Face. Come,

You know it well enough, though you dissemble it.

Dap. I' fac, I do not: you are mistaken.
Face. How!

Swear by your fac, and in a thing so known
Unto the doctor? How shall we, sir, trust you
In the other matter? can we ever think,

When you have won five or six thousand pound,
You'll send us shares in't, by this rate?

Dap. By Jove, sir,

I'll win ten thousand pound, and send you half.
I' fac's no oath.

Sub. No, no, he did but jest.

Face. Go to.

To take it so.

Another angel.

Dap. I thank his worship.
Face. So!

Go thank the doctor: he's your friend,

Dap. Must I?

Face. Must you ! 'slight,

What else is thanks? will you be trivial -Doctor. [DAPPER gives him the money.

When must he come for his familiar?
Dap. Shall I not have it with me?
Sub. O, good, sir!

There must be a world of ceremonies pass;
You must be bath'd and fumigated first:
Besides the queen of Fairy does not rise
Till it be noon,

Face Not, if she danced, to-night.
Sub. And she must bless it.

Face. Did you never see

Her royal grace yet?
Dap. Whom?

Face. Your aunt of Fairy?

Sub. Not since she kist him in the cradle, captain: I can resolve you that.

Face. Well, see her grace,
Whate'er it cost you, for a thing that I know.
It will be somewhat hard to compass; but
However, see her. You are made, believe it,
If you can see her. Her grace is a lone woman,
And very rich; and if she take a fancy,
She will do strange things. See her, at any hand.
'Slid, she may hap to leave you all she has :
It is the doctor's fear.

Dap. How will't be done, then!

Face. Let me alone, take you no thought. Do you
But say to me, captain, I'll see her grace.
Dap. Captain, I'll see her grace.
Face. Enough.

Sub. Who's there?
Anon.-Conduct him forth by the back way.-

[Knocking within.

[Aside to FACE.

Sir, against one o'clock prepare yourself;
Till when you must be fasting; only take
Three drops of vinegar in at your nose,
Two at your mouth, and one at either ear;
Then bathe your fingers ends and wash your eyes,
To sharpen your five senses, and cry hum
Thrice, and then buz as often; and then come.


Face. Can you remember this?

Dap. I warrant you.

Face. Well then, away. It is but your bestowing Some twenty nobles 'mong her grace's servants, And put on a clean shirt: you do not know What grace her grace may do you in clean linen. [Exeunt FACE and DAPPER.

Sub. [within.] Come in! Good wives I pray you forbear me now;

Troth I can do you no good till afternoon

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