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I cannot tell-It may be they should-What then? Love. What a great loss in hope have you sustain'd! Mam. Not I, the common-wealth has.
Face. Ay, he would have built
The new city; and made a ditch about it
Mam. I will go mount a turnip-cart, and preach
Sur. Must I needs cheat myself,
With that same foolish vice of honesty !
Face. If I can hear of him, sir, I'll bring you word, Unto your lodging; for in troth, they were strangers To me, I thought them honest as my self, sir.
[Exeunt MAM. and SUR.
Re-enter ANANIAS and TRIBULATION.
Tri. 'Tis well, the saints shall not lose all yet. Go, And get some carts
Love. For what, my zealous friends?
Ana. To bear away the portion of the righteous Out of this den of thieves.
Love. What is that portion?
Ana. The goods sometimes the orphan's, that the brethren
Bought with their silver pence.
Love. What, those in the cellar,
The knight Sir Mammon claims ?
Ana. I do defy.
The wicked Mammon, so do all the brethren,
Thou profane man! I ask thee with what conscience
That have the seal? were not the shillings number'd,
Love. Mine earnest vehement botcher,
Tri. Be patient, Ananias.
Ana. I am strong.
And will stand up, well girt, against an host
Love. I shall send you
To Amsterdam to your cellar.
Against thy house: may dogs defile thy walls,
Love. Another too?
Drug. Not I, sir, I am no brother.
Love. [beats him.] Away, you Harry Nicholas ! do you talk?
Face. No, this was Abel Drugger.
[Exit DRUG. Good sir, go, [To the Parson.
And satisfy him; tell him all is done :
And of the captain, tell him, at Yarmouth, or
If you can get off the angry child, now, sir-
Kas. Come on, you ewe, you have match'd most sweetly, have you not?
Did not I say, I would never have you tupp'd
Love. You lie, boy;
As sound as you; and I'm aforehand with you.
Why do you not buckle to your tools?
Kas. Od's light,
This is a fine old boy as e'er I saw !
Love. Come, will you quarrel? I will feize you, sirrah;
Love. What, do you change your copy now? proceed, Here stands my dove: stoop at her, if you dare.
Kas. 'Slight, I must love him! I cannot choose, i' faith,
An I should be hang'd for't! Suster, I protest,
Love. O, do you so, sir?
Kas. Yes, an thou canst take tobacco and drink, old boy,
I'll give her five hundred pound more to her marriage, Than her own state.
Love. Fill a pipe full, Jeremy.
Face. Yes; but go in and take it, sir.
I will be ruled by thee in anything, Jeremy,
Kas. 'Slight, thou art not hide-bound, thou art a jovy boy!
Come, let us in, I pray thee, and take our whiffs.
And kind spectators, if I have outstript
An old man's gravity, or strict canon, think
Face. So I will, sir. [advancing to the front of the stage.] Gentlemen,
My part a little fell in this last scene.
Yet 'twas decorum. And though I am clean