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That place wherein I lock so rich a jewel, Orpiano, you shall to Florence with
I do pronounce again, shall be thy paradise. Our daughter's picture: your commission's scale
Thy paradise, my Eugenia, saving that

ed.In this, man only finds no being; other

Now, fair ladies,
Delights shall stream themselves into thy bosom, I hope you're fixed to wait upon Eugenia.
And those that pass shall flow again, to invite If your restraint be a burthen, it shall be
Thy sense to tasting.–Perenotto-

In her power to enlarge you, and elect
Peren. Your Grace's pleasure?

New friends into your places. Duke. Admit those ladies that attend.

Ladies. 'Tis our duties Fulo. The duke shews much indulgence. To obey your grace and her. Orp. Observe the issue.

Duke. Perenot, are all things prepared ? Duke. We will not limit thy companions; Peren. They are, my lord. Elect what Mantuan beauties thou canst best Duke. For once then let us usher you. Delight in, they shall serve thee; or if some Kath. Whither do we go? Of your own train, whom we have thought most

Peren. I'll tell you.
proper

Don. Whither?
To be your personal guard, affect you, they Peren. To take physic, madam.
Enter Donella, KATHARINA, Mardona, and

The duke has prepared to stay all looseness in
FIDELLA,

You must be all fast: stone-walls and mortar will Attend our pleasures : see, they are ignorant

bind. Yet of our purpose. If to any, thy

Fid. Come, follow with a courage. Affection be not free, thy breath discharge them, Don. I hope we shall be allowed our little dogs And 'point thy own attendants.

and inonkeys. Euy. I shall be pleased with your appointment. .

Dond. Sweet madam. [Exeunt omnes prater Ladies, I know you love me. [She goes to the Ladies.

Fulvio, OrpiaNO, DONDOLO, and GRUTTI. Don. Doth your Grace hold suspicion any of

Grut. Madam Katharina !--they are gone, Serve you not with our heart?

signior. Eug. I do not doubt ;

Dond. Would I had known this afore. Or if I did, you now approach a trial;

Fulo. The duke will be censured for this act. For my sakė, can you be content to be

Orp. 'Tis very strange! good lady, All prisoners:

I read a forced obedience in her eye, Ladies. Prisoners !

Which hardly held up rain. Eug. Yes, shut up close prisoners, and be barred

Enter MORELLO. The conversation, nay the sight of men. Kath. Marry, heaven defend! wherein have Morel. Sare you, dear signior. Which way went we offeuded,

the ladies ? That we must lose the sweet society

Grut. News, signior, news. Of men?

Morel. I beseech you I may partake. Mar. How have we forfeited our freedom? Fulo. Have you forgot tbere was suspicion Duke. No one argue-'tis our pleasure. She affected signior Philenzo, the cardinal's neDon. 'Las, madam, I am new contracted to a

phew. handsome signior.

Orp. Alas, poor gentleman, he suffers for't. Kath. I have but newly entertained a servant, Fulv. By this restraint he would make her sure: that gave me these gioves: they smell of him still, his jealousy is not yet over.--Signior Morello, is a sweet courtier !

your lock rectitied? You have missed your lady Don. Not one man among so many ladies! but a hair's breadth. Not a gentleman-usher! nor a page!

Morel. Nay but, my lords and gentlemen, where How shall we do, madam!

are the ladies gone, indeed? Mar. I beseech your Grace let me be ex

Grut. We ha' told you. empted.

Mor. What, committed to New-prison? If I have committed an offence deserves your Fulo. Very true, signior. anger,

Dond. Our dancing days are done: shut up Let one of your lords cut off my head rather

close, not signior Dondolo?

A man must enter. Fid. Shall we express

Morel. Would I were a mouse then. Why but So cold a duty to her highness ? fie, ladies. is the duke mad ?

Eug. You shall but suffer with me. I partake Orp. Take heed what you say, signior : though As much severity as any of you shall.

we be no informers, yet walls liarc ears. Duke. I will expect your duties, lords, in si

Morel, Ears! would I had left mine bchind me: lence.

here's news indeed!

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Fulv. An' y'ad come a little sooner, you might for price of a plush cloak, he will be the first shall ha' taken your leave; but it was your barber's strip thee to the very soul : I can taste wine that fault.

another man pays for, and relish any thing that Morel Would he had left me i'the suds an hour coines of free cust: I can sinell a knave through ago!

a furred gown, a politician through a surplice, a What shall we do, gentlemen ? 'Tis a hard case, fool through a scarlet ontsile: Icau touch a wencha when a man that has an intention to marry and better than a lute, and teli inoney with a secreta. lire honest

ry, to shew I ha' lost iny feeling: tush, all's noEnter ROLLIARDO,

thing, I have a huinour to do something to be

talked on; nothing can coine amiss to me; let ing llow now, what art thou?

have money enough, and my life to a cheese-pre Rul. Any thing, nothing ; yet a man, yet no ring, I'll do any thing. inan;

Duke. You'll except somewhat. For I want

Rol. Not to do ver the seven wonders of the Morel. What? th' art no capon, I hope. world, and demolish 'em when I ha' done. Let

Rol. Money, sir ; will you spare any from your me have money enough, what star su liigh, but I precious sins?

will measure by this Jacoli's staff! Divine nuo:ley, Grut. Th' art very free.

the soul of all things sublunary, what lawyer's Rol, Yet, sir, I am in debt,

tongue will not be tipt with silver and will not Dond. What do'st owe?

money with a judge make it a plain case? Does Rol. Nobody barın.

not gouty greatness find ease with Aurum palpaFula. Whence cam'st?

bile and he's a slight physician cannot give a Rol. I drupt frons the moon.

golden glister at a dead lifi.---- Money, I adore Orp. So methinks; thou talk'st very madly: thee; it comes near the nature of a spirit, and is Th'ast much huinour in thee.

so suttle it can creep in at a cranny, be present Rol. Ila' ye any thing to do, that ye account at the most inward councils; and betray 'em: impossible, gentlemen ?

money! it opens locks, draws curtains, buys wit, Fult. Wiy, wilt thou do't ?

sells honesty, keeps courts, hylits quarrels, pulls Rol. An' you'll pay for’t. Let me have money down churches, and builds alms-houses. enouyh, and I'll do any thing.

Duke. A wild fellow. Orp. Hold, hold !

Fulv. Will your Grace have him punished for Rol. Yes, I will hold.

this insolence ? Morel. I'll lay with thcc; what wilt hold ? Duke. No, his humour is good mirth to us. Rol. Why paradoxes.

Whence art? Grut. & Dund. Paradoxes !

Rol. I am of no country. Alorel. I hold you a parados.

Duke. Ilow? Fuld. Let's hear some.

Rol. I was born upon the sea. Rol. There are no beasts but cuckolds and Duke. When? Aatterers; no cold weather but i'the dog-days ; Rol. In a teinpest, I was told no physic to a whore; no fool to an alderman; Morel, A blustering fellow, no scholar to a justice of peace; nor no soldier to Duke. Thy name? a belt and buff jerkin.

Rol. Rolliardo. Orp. A smart fellow.

Duke. And how long hast thou been mad thus ? Enter Duke,

Rol. Your highness inay be merry-and if you have no employment for

I am gone. Morel. The Duke.

Duke. Stay, we command you, and bethink Duke. So, my fears are over; in her restraint

again, I bury all my jealousies.- Ilow now, what fellow's What to except in your bold undertaking. this?

Rol. I except nothing, nothing Duke, it were Fuln. Such an humourist as I never before con

no glory yersed withal; it seems he makes himself free of Not to be general, active in all: let me have

money Duke. What would he have ?

Enough, and I'll do any thing, Rol. Thy pardon, mighty man, if it be no trca- Duke. You shall. son to pray for thee, Save thee, wilt employ me? Fulv. Will your Grace set hin a-work? 'tis vacation, and I want work. Ask ine not what Rol. Name the action. I can do, let me have money enough, and I'll do Duke. What say you to a lady? any thing.

Rol. I will fall upon her, as Jupiter on Danae : Duke. You have your senses?

let me have a shower of gold, Acrisius' brazen Rol. I take it: I can see greatness big with an tower shall melt again, were there an army about imposthume, yet towering in the air like a faulcon; it; I would compass ber in a inonth, or dia I can hear a man swear, I am thy cterpal slave and fort. will serve thee; when, if opportunity were offered, Duke. Ila!-A lady without guard would egy VOL. 1,

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all places.

your wit and money, to get her love.

Rol. The sky may fall, 4 and aiderien cry larks Rol. A toy, a toy.

About the city. Duke. Through a credulity, you may too much Duke. The fellow's impudent-Sirrah, thou Traduce the sex, and mcrit such a justice hast landed thyself upon a rock; you shall have No money will buy off:- admit some branches senise of what you would contein, a life : put on Grow not so straight and beautiful as nature a most fortified resolution, you shall need it; we Intended ihem, will you disgrace the stem? have a daughter thus locked upOp for some woman's lenity, accuse

Fulv. What does the Duke mean? That fair creation? money buy their love !

Duke. A virgin. Promise a salary of that sacred flame

Orp. lle is in a passion. Themselves cannot direct, as guided by

Duke. Shalt not engage thee on a work so Divinc intelligence?

much Rol Your highness' pardon ; if you prohibit, Impossible as procurement of her love; I must not undertake; but let me have freedom Make it appear, with all thy art, thou canst and money enough,(for that's the circle I walk in), Get but access to her. A inonth we limit; and if I do not conjure up a spirit hot enough to But take heed, boaster, if you fail, your life enfiame a frozen Lucretia's bosom, make mummy Shall only satisfy our charge, and teach of my flesh, and sell me to the apothecaries. All other mountebanks to be at distance, Try me with some master-piece; a woman's love is With such bold undertakings: you shall expect as easy as to eat dinner without saying grace, get. A severe justice. ting of children, or going to bed drunk; let me By this, I shall know the fidelity of those are have money enough, and task me to the purpose.

trusted. Fun. & Orp. He's constant.

Rol. 'Tis a match. I shall hare money enough? Duke. Admit there be a lady, whom a prince Duke. You shall. What d'ye call enough? Mignt court for her affection; of a beauty Rol. I will not be particular, and agree w' the Great as her virtue; add unto them, birth, sum; you look I should die if I perform not, and Equal to both, and all three but in her

I'll look to be merry, and want nothing while I Not to be matched-Suppose this miracle live; I'll not take the advantage on you, because (Tou precious for man's eve) were shut up, where I hope to receive credit by it: if I use now and A guard more watchful than the dragon's did then a round sum, set me up o' the uick for't. But Forbid access to mankind :-men picked out, who shall pass his word, it I do this feat, you'll Between whose souls and money were antipathy let me keep my head o'yny shouiders? Bevond that which we know; and you as soon Duke. Our royal word secures thee. Might bribe to be a saint :-what would you do Rol. 'Tis enough. With your enough of money, were your life Tulv. What security can your grace espect for Engaged to win her love?

his

? Or for some roman's lenity, a cuse
That sair creation? money buy their lore !
Promise a salary of that sacred flame
Themselrei cannot direct, as guided by

Divine intelligenre ?- .This passage is very obscure, if at all intelligible. In the first line I should not hesitate to read levity instead of lenity. What follows may have this meaning: Will you, as if guided by divine intelligence, promise yourself a reward from that heavenly passion, which comen, who jeel and inspire it, cannot direct for any purpose beneficial to themselves ?-Or, in yet plainer terms: Do you, as a superior being, pretend to turn the passions, which renmen cannot direct for their advantage, to your own?In defence of this explanation, which is wrung with some degree of violence fro:n the text, it may be observed, that the duke, who is the speaker, has just imprisoned his daughter, lest she should dispose of her. self improperly. Such a sentiment, therefore, from one rellecting on the impotence of female reason, is not out of character ; but seems naturally enough to arise from his own particular situation and opinions, S.

3 Make mummy of my flesh, and sell me to the apothecaries._" Mummy is said to have been first brought into use in medicine, by the malice of a Jewish physician; who wrote, that flesh thus embalmed was good for the cure of divers diseases, and particularly' bruises, to prevent the blood's gathering and coagulating. It is, however, believed, that no use whatever can be derived from it in medicine ; and that all which is sold in the shops, whether brought froin Venice or Lyons, or even directly from the Levant by Alexandria, is factitious, the work of certain Jews; who counterfeit it by drying carcases in ovens, after having prepared them with powder of myrrh, caballin aloes, Jewish piich, and other coarse or unwhole-ome drugs.” See Chambers's Dictionary, voce Mummy. * The sky may fall, &c.-See Note 17, to The Muses Looking-Glass. Dopsley's Edit.

call enough?- In the 4to edition this sentence follows, which in the errata is directed to be obliterated : “ Yet it shall be under twenty-thousand crowns. I will not leave the pawo here for twice su much."

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Forth-coming, if he fail?

Duke. Maintain your humour still-attend us. Duke. We ha' studied that,

[E.reunt. 'Tis but the loss of some superfluous crowns: Let the end carry what success fate please, Manent Morello, DONDOLO, and GEUTTI. All the expence will not be lost, to try The faith of those we shall employ in this.

Msorel. Here's a mad fellow; does he mean to Our city's strony, the river that environs

get into the ladies? On three parts, shall be carefully attended,

Dond. It seems so. Awall makes safe a fourth, which shall be guarded. Grut. Or I wou'd not be in his taking when the Our vigils shall be so exact, he shall

moon changes. Deserve his liberty, if he escape us.

Morel. Our best course then is to observe and We are constant, sir.

humour hiin, he may have a trick more than we Fulv. Would he might pay for his curiosity! know; he seems to be a good fellow, let's be

Kol. I'll wait upon your highness for some drunk together, and get him to confess it-ha! earnest: I have a month good, let me have fair Dond. und Grut. A match. play, and my bargain, inoney enough; if I do come Alorel. Like errand knights our valiant wits short, let my head be too heavy for my shoulders;

must wrestle, if I do more than is expected, you'll believe it pos- To free our ladies from the enchanted castle. sible hereafter when a man has money enough

[E.reunt. hic may do any thing.

ACT II.

SCENE I.

In Italy? we shall grow fat and purchase, --

Dost not think so?
Enter BONAMICo and a Servant.

Serv. To go invisible
Sero. D'ye think this hair

Who will not learn at any rate ? And habit will sufficiently disguise you,

Bonam. True, Carlo. From your inquiring creditors?

There may bc, in the throng of our admirers, Bonam. No question.

Some will presume 't above the power of art Ilave you dispersed my bills about the city? To make men walk and talk invisible; Does every public place carry the scroll, But we can clear the inystery, and make As I commanded?

Mantua in the proof acknowledge it Sero. I have been careful.

A matter feasible.-llere's some customer : Bonum. What do they say abroad? do they not wonder?

Enler ROLLIARDO. Sert. They are strucken dumb at reading; he Ha! 'tis the humourist, the undertaker that has

The bird I spread my art for; he has money The use of tongue, employs it to express Enough, and's apt to prore a fortune to me. Bis admiration of your art,— your deep

Rol. So, the covenants are sealed: I ain like a Invisible art.

famous cathedral with two rings of bells, a sweet Bonum. There's hope then we shall prosper.

chime o' both sides. Now 'tis noised, I ha' money In this believing age, Italy is full

enough, how many gallants of all sorts and sexes Of juggling mountebanks, that shew tricks with oils court me! here's a gentleman ready to run himAnd powders. llere an empiric dares boast self in the kennel for haste to give me the wall; Ilimself a Paracelsian, and daub

this. cavalier will kiss my hand, while t’other Each post with printed follies, when he went signior crinkles in the hais, as he were studying O'the tick with some midwife, or old woman, new postures against his turn comes to salute ine. For his whole stock of physic. Here a fellow As I walk, every window is glazed with eyes, as Only has skill to make a liandsome periwig, some triumph were in the street; this Madona Or to sow teeth i' the gums of some state madam, invites me to a banquet for my discourse, t'other Which she coughs out again, when so much Bona-roba sends me a spark, a third a ruby, a phlegm

fourth an emerald, and all but in hope to put As would not strangle a poor flea, provokes her, their jewels to usury, that they may return again Proclaims hinself a rectifier of nature,

with precious interest- - Thus far it goes well: And is believed so, getting more by keeping

very well. What's next? dlouths in their quarterly reparations,

Bonum. Save you signior. llan knowing men for all their art and pains Rol. What art thou ? In the cure of the whole body-Shall we doubt Bonam. One appointed hy fate to do you serTo be inade rich, rich, Carlo, by our art,

vice, Sir. Whereof I am the first and bold professor

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you up for me: 1 ha' more followers than the caps : keep a fcol in play, to tell the multitude of Duke already. Pr'ythee have me commended to a gentle faith, that you were caught is a wilderthe lady Destinies, and tell 'em I am provided. ness, and thou may'st be taken for some farBonam. Mistake ine not, be speaks to you, has country Howlet. power

Bonam. Do you despise my art? To make you happy.

Rol. Art! but such another word, and I shall Rol. Pr’ythee make thyself happy with a warm mar the whole expectation of your invisible trafo suit, first, thy house is but poorly thatched : and fic: in to your nest, and leave me: distinguish thou be'st so good at making happy, why hast no men before you practise on 'em; 'tis wholesome better clothes?

caution. Bonamn. 'Tis no felicity: or admit the sun Bonam. { leave you to the misery of your unDispenseth a rich warmth about the world, belief. When you hear of me hereafter, you will Yet hath no heat itself.

curse your fortune to have thus neglected me. Rol. Philosophy!

Fare you well, sir.

[Erit. Bonum. To omit circumstance, I know what you

Enter PERENOTTÓ, with three or four of the Ilave undertaken, to the general

Guard. Amrieztient: úpon penalty of death, You must procure access to the fair princess, Rol. This is Perenotto, captain of the guard. 'Tis in my art to help oto perfect what

Peren. Not yet attemped you? The Duke holds so impossible.

1 Guard. We have not seen him, my lord, Rol. How canst thou assist me?

Peren. He's here. Bonam. Altho' my outside promise not, ty 2 Guard. Is that he that has gold enough? brain

would I had some of his yellow-bammers. Is tetter furnished : I ha' gained by study

Rol. D'ye heart--you are one of the list. A secret, will advance the work you labour with; I Guard. A poor halbert man, sit. I'll teach you, sir, to go invisible

Rol. Poor! hold thee, there's gold for thee : Rol. How? th' hast no cloven foot: I scent brim- -thou wo't be honest now? stone, and thou be'st a devil, tell me.

1 Guard. () yes, sir. Bonam. I trifle not; I am a man, whose fame Rol. Nota penny; and thou hadst not been a fool, Shall out-live time, in teaching you this mystery,

thou wouldst ha' been a knave, and so thou For which I must expect reward--you are, might'st have got by me: yet by those scurvy (Loud noise proclaims it) able, and can pay me legs there's some hope thou'lt be converted; at all Out of the Duke's cxchequer, being yourself adventures take it. His walking treasury.

1 Guard. I will be what you please, sir. Rol. You'll teach me to go invisible, you say? Rol. Tell me what condition is that signior of; Bonam. I can, and with your safety; for I deal is he rich? not

1 Guard. Ile loves money. With niagic to betray you to a faith

Rol. Come, shalt be iny pensioner-here's Black and satanical; T abhor the devil.

more gold for thee; and will be take a bribe? Rol. Very like so.

i Guard. P'ye make question of that, sir? he Bonam. Whicli'some have conjured into a ring bought his office, and therefore may sell his conTo effect the wonder: I admit of uo

science ; he has sold two hundred one's twice Suffumigation, incense offered to

over: be was brought up at court, and knows Iniernal spirits; but by art, whose rules

what belongs to his place, I warraut yo'l.

I Are lawful and demonstrative

Rol. Good. Rol. You think I admire you all this while 1 Guard. Am I not a knave, now, sir? harkce, when did you eat? or do you hope again,

Rol. I like thee. that you are put to this pitiful and desperate exi- 1 Guard. To your cost :- I hope you wo'oot gent! I see you, my would-be-invisible, fine knave! tell him what I say; but if you do, and he chance Bonam. D'ye mock me, sir?

to turn me out of my office, your gold is restorative. Rol. I'll tell you a better project, wherein no Perén. To your stations, and be circumspect. courrier has prefooled you. Stick your skin with

[Erit Guard. feathers, and draw the rabble of the city for pence Rol. Noble sir, you are the only man I have a-piece to see a monstrous bird brought froin Pe- ambition to honour. ru: baboons have passed for men already, been Peren. I should be proud to merit sucb taken for usurers, i'their furred gowns and night

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