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1 Int. I do beseech your lordship

Neither is it for your credit to walk thic 2 Int. Good my lordII see

privide Vul. Go, le irn to be inore honest! When With a woman so noted: get you honit, and You work vour means trom honest industry, ller cloailis; let her come an hour bence with I will be willing to accepi your labours; In band-basket, and shiitberself, she'li serve

| Ereunt Int. To sit at the upper end of the table, and drink Till then I will keep back my promis'd fa

To your customers.

ilercer. Art's just, and will Here comes another remnant of folly :

Mike me amends.

Pundur. No doubt, sir.
Enier Lucio.

Mercer. The chief note of
I must dispatch lim ton. Now, lord Lucio, A scholar, you say, is to govern his passions;
What business bring you hither?

Where!ore I do tibe all patiently: in siza Lueio. Faith, sir, I'm discovering

Of whichi, my most dear wite, I do kiss thee. What will become of that notable piece of Make basie

Home after me; I shall be in iny study. Intended by that varlet Lazarillo;

[Erit. I've sent bin to the duke for judgment. Pandur. Go,avaunt!--My new city-dame, Vill. Sir, you have

(man; send me what
Perfurm'd the part of a most careful states- You promis'u mc for consideration,
And, let me say it to your face, sir, of And may'st thou prove i lady!
A father to his state: I would wish you

Frun. Thou shalt hare it; 'To retire, and insconce yourself in study; for Ilis silks shall fly for it.

[Eraunt. Suci is your daily labour, and our fear,

Enter Lazarillo and Boy. That your loss of an hour may breed our overthrow,

Ljudgment : Las. How sweet's a calm after a tempest! Lucio. Sir, I will be commanded by your What is there And tho' I find it a trouble

Now that can stand betwixt me and felicity? Seant to be waded thro', bythese weak years; I've gone thro' all iny crosses constantly, Yet, for the sear care of the commonwealth, llave confounded my eneinies, and koow I will bruise my brains, and contine myself where To much vexation 53,

To have my longing satisfied; I have l'ul. Go; and may'st thou

My way before me: there's the door, and I Knock dunn treason like an ox!

May freely walk in to my delights. Knock, Lucio. Amen!

Ereunt. Julia [within]. Who's there?

Laz. Madona, iny love! not guilty, Enter Biercer, Pandar, and Francissina.

Not guilty! Open the door! Miercer. Vare I spoke thus inuch in the honour of learning,

fences,

Enter Julia.
Learn'd the names of the seven liberal sci- Julia. Art thou
Before iny marriage; and, since, have in baste Come, siveetheart?
writteii

Laz. Yes, to thiy soft embraces,
Epistles congratulatory to the nine muscs, And the rest of my o'erflowing blisses!
Ai is she prov'd a whore and a beggar? Come, let us in and swim in our delights;

Pandur. 'Tis true. You are not now to be A short grace as we go, and so to meat! tauglit

Julia. Nay, my dear love, you must bear That no man can be learned of a sudden; with me in this; Let not your first project discourage you : We'll to the church first. What you have lost in this, you may

Laz. Shall I be sure of it then Get again in alchymy.

Julia. By my love, you shali! Fran. Fear not,

Laz. I ain content; Ilusband; I hope to make as good a wife For I do now wish to hold off longer, to whet As the best of your neighbours have, and as Aly appetite, and do desire to meet honest.

[publish this; With more troubles, so I might conquer them: Miercer. I will go home. Good sir, don't And, as a holy lover that bath spent As long as it runs anonyst ourselves, it is The tedious night with many a sigh and tears, Good bonest mirth. You'll come home to Whilst he pursued his wench, and hath obe supper;

serv'd I mean to have all her friends, and mine, The smiles, and frowns, not daring to dise As ill as it goes.

please; Pundar. Do wisely, sir, and bid

When be at last hath with his service wou Your own friends; your whole wealth will ller yielding heart, that she begins to dota scarce feast all hers;

Upon him, and can bold not longer out, 53 Confine myself ] Probably we should read, consign,

more

But hanys about his neck, and woves him Ori. Heav'n, and the pow'rs divine, guard

well the innocent!

[some good, Than ever he desir'd her love before;

Arr. Lady, your prayers may.

do

your soul Ile then begins to flatter his desert 54, But sure your body cannot merit by 'em : And, growing wanton, needs will cast her off; You must prepare to die. Try her, pick quarrels, to breed fresh do Ori. What's my offence? light,

What have these years committed, And to encrease his pleasing appetite. That may be dangerous to the duke or state? Julia. Come, mouse, will you

walk? Ilave I conspir'd by poison? have I given up Laz. I pray thee let me

My honour to some loose unsettled blood, Be deliver'd of the joy I am so big with! I

That may give action to my plots? Dear sir, I do feel that high beat within me,

Let me not die ignorant of my faults! That I begin to doubt whether I be mortal: Arr. You shall not:

honest : How I contemniny fellows in the court, Then, lady, you must know, you're held unWith whom I did but yesterday converse! The duke, your brother, and your friends in And in a lower, and an humbler key,

court,

(one, Did walk and meditate on grosser meats! With too much grief condemn you; tho', to There are they still, poor rogues, shahing The fault deserves not to be paid with death, their chaps,

Ori, Who's my accuser? And sneaking after cheeses, and do run

Arr. Lord Gondarino. Headlong in chase of every jack of beer

Ori. Arrigo, take these words, and bear That crosseth them, in bope of some repast them to the duke; That it will bring them to; whilst I am here, It is the last petition I shall ask thưe: The happiest wight that ever set his tootla Tell him, the child this present hour brought To a dear novelty! Approach, my love ;

forth Come, let us go to knit the true love's knot, To see the world, has not a soul more pure, That never can be broken!

More white, more virgin, than I have; tell Boy. That is,

bim, To marry a whore.

the gift Lord Gondarino's plot I sufer for, Luz, When that is done, then will we taste And willingly; tel bin, it had been Which fates have sent, my fortunes up to litt. A greater honour to have sav'd than kill'd;

Boy. When that is done, you will begin But I have done: strike! I am arm'd for to repent

Ileav'n.
Upon a full stomach: but I see, 'tis but Why stay you? is there any lope?
A form in destiny, not to be alterid. (Exeunt.

sirr. I would not strike.

Ori. Have you the power to save?
Enter Arrigo and Oriana.

Arr. With bazard of my life, it't should Ori. Sir, what may be the current of your be known, business,

Ori. You will not venture that? That thus you single out your time and place? Arr. I will: lady,

Arr. Madam, the business now impos’d There is that means yet tu escape your death, Concerns you nearly;

(npon me If you can wisely apprehend it. I wish some worser man might finish it.

Ori. You dare not be so kind? Ori. Why are you changed so ? are you Arr. I dare, and will, if you dare but not well, sir?

[were so!
deserve it.

[blame. Arr. Yes, madam, I am well: 'would you Ori. If I should slight my life, I were to Ori. Why, sir, I feel myself in periect Arr. Then, madam, health.

This is the means, or else you

die: I love you. alir. And yet you cannot live long, madam. Ori. I shall believe it, if

you save my life. Ori, Why, good Arrigo!

Arr. And you must lie with me. slrr. Why, you must die.

Ori. I dare not buy my life so. no. Ori. I know I must;

Arr. Come, you must resolve; say you or But yet my fate calls not upon me.

Ori. Then no! Nay, look not riggedly dr. It docs;

ipon me; This hand the duke commands shall give you I ain made up too strong to fear such looks: deach.

Come, do your butcher's part! Before 54 Then begins —] The relative he being omitted, hurt both sense and measure. Most of my friends seem to think there is too much of Lazarıllo's passion for his poslı, as well as that the passion itself is carried too high. I bave before giren reasons to justify the extravagance of the passion, which might possibly have been carried even to madness, ly sille person of our author's age, and as to the long continuance of it, the distresses seemn exiremely ingeniously contrived to rise by a just gradatira, and his marrying a whore at last to ohtanu bis delight, is a most inimitably imunorous conclusion of his character. Scuad. but, surely, rather extravagant.

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I would wish life, with the dear loss of I know that woman's nose must be cut off;.
Jionour,

She cannot 'scape it.
I dare find means to free myself.

Duke. Sir, we have punishment for you. Arr. Speak, will you yield? worst Ori. I do beseech your lordship, for the Ori. Villain, I will not! Murderer, do the

wrongs

[punishment ! Thy base unnoble thoughts dare prompt thee This man hath done me, let me pronounce his I ain above thee, slave!

[to! Duke. Lady, I give't to you; he is your own. Arr. Wilt thou not be drawn

Gond. I do beseech your grace, let me be To yield by fair persuasions ?

banishid, Ori. No; nor by

With all the speed that may be. Arr. Peace! know your doom then : your Val. Stay still!you shall attend hersentence. ladyship must remeinber

least Ori. Lord Gondarino, you bave wrong'd
You are not now at home, where you dare me highly;
All that come about

you;
but you are

fallen Yet since it sprung from no peculiar hate
Under my mercy, which shall be but small, To me, but from a general dislike
If you refuse to yield: hear what I've sworn Unto all women, you shall thus suffer for it
Unto myself; I will enjoy thee, tho' it be Arrigo, call in some ladies to assist us.
Between the parting of thy soul and body;

Will

your grace take your state? Yield yet, and live!

[the other! Gond. My lord, I do Ori. i'll guard the one; let Heaven guard

Beseech your grace

for any punishment, Arr. Are you so resolute then?

Saving this woman: let me be sent upon
Duke (from above). Hold, hold, I say! Discovery of some island; I do desire
Ori. Whatss, yet more terror to my tra- But a small gondola, with ten liolland cheeses,
gedy?

And I will undertake it.
Arr. Lady, the scene of blood is done; Ori. Sir, you must be content.
You're now as free from scandal as from Will you sit down? Nay, do it willingly,
death,

Arrigo, tie bis arms close to the chair;

I dare not trust his patience. Enter Duke, Valore, and Gondarino.

Gond. Mayst thou Duke. Thou woman, which wert born to Be quickly old and painted! mayst thou dote teach men virtue,

[thoughts;

Upon some sturdy yeoman of the woud-vard, Fair, sweet, and modest maid, forgive my And he be honest! mayst thou be barred Ny trespass was my love. Seize Gondarino?

The lawful lechery of thy couch 56, for want Let him wait our doons.

Of instruments! and, last, be thy womb
Gond. I do begin

Unopen'd!
A little to love this woman; I could endure her Duke. This fellow bath a pretty gall.
Already, twelve miles off.

Val. My lord,
Val. Sister,

[so fairly, I hope to see him purg'd, ere he part. I'm glad you have brought your honour off

Enter Ladies, Without loss; you've done a work above your sex;

Ori. Your ladyships are welcome! I must The duke admires it: give him fairencounter. desire your helps,

{cure upon Duke. Best of all comforts, may I take Tho' you are no physicians, to do a strange this hand,

This gentleman. And call it mine?

Ladies, In what we can assist you, Ori, I am your grace's handmaid !

Madam, you may command us.
Duke. 'Would you had said myself : might Gond. Now do I
it not be so, lady?

Sit like a conjurer within my circle,
Val. Sister, sa v ay; I know you can afford it. And these the devils that are rais'd about me:
Ori. My lord, I ain your subject; you I'll

pray,

that they may have no power upon my coinmand me,

Ori. Ladies, fall off in couples ; (me. Provided still your thoughts be fair and good. Then, with a soft still march, with low deDuke. Here; I am yours; and when I

meanors, cease to be so,

Charge this gentleman: I'll be your

leader. Let Heav'n forget me! thus I make it good. Gond. Let me

Ori. My lord, I am no more mine own. Be quarter'd, duke, quickly! I can endure it.
Tul. So! this bargain was well driven. These women long for man's flesh; let them
Gond. Dute,

have it!

[a passion? Th’hast sed away thyself to all perdition; Duke. Count, have you ever seen so strange Thouart this present hour becoming cuckold: What would this fellow do, if he should find Methinls I see thy gall graie thro’thy veins, In bed with a young lady?

[limself And jealousy seize on ihee with her talons. Val. 'Faith, my lord,

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If he could get a knife, sure he would cut her At the door, that came nodding up for justice; throat;

She was with the lord Gondarino to-day, Or else he'd do as Hercules did by Lycas, And would now again come to the speech of Swing uut her soul: he has the true hate of She

says.

[him, wonan in him.

Ori. Let her in, for sport's sake, let ber in! Ori. Low with your curtsics, ladies !

Gond. Mercy, oh, duke! I do appeal to Gond. Come not too near me! I've a

thee: breath will poison ye;

Plant cannons there, and discharge them
My lungs are rotten, and my stomach raw; Against my breast rather! Nay, first
I'm given much to belching: hold off, as you Let this she-fury sit still where she does,
love sweet airs!

(jure you,

And with her nimble fingers stroke my hair, Ladies, by your first night's pleasure I con- Play with my fingers' ends, or any thing, As you would have your husbands proper Until my panting heart have broke my breast ! men,

['em hate

Duke. You must abide her censure. Strong backs, and little legs; as you'd have

[The Lady rises from his knee. Your waiting-women

(obtain'd Ori. Sir, we must court you, 'till we have

Enter old Gentlewoman. Some little favour from those gracious eyes; Gond. I see her come! 'Tis but a kiss :2-piece.

Unbutton me, for she will speak. Gond. I pronounce

Gentlew. Where is he, sir? Perrlition to ye all! Ye are a parcel of

Gond. Save me! I hear her, [ence. That damned crew that fell down with Luci- Arr. There he is in state, to give you audi. fer,

(meu: Gentlew. How does your good lordship? And here ye stay'd on earth to plague poor Gond. Sick of the spleen. Vanish, avaunt ! I'm fortified against

Gentlew. How? Your charms. Heav'n grant me breath and Gond. Sick. patience!

Gentlew. Will you chew a nutmeg? 1 Lady. Shall we not kiss, then?

You shall not refuse it; 'tis very comfortable. Gond. No! sear my lips with

sret's !

Gond. Nay, now thou art come, I know it is
Hot irons first, or stitch them up like a fer- The devil's jubilee; bell is broke loose!
Oh, that this brunt were over!

My lord, if ever I have done you service, 2 Lady. Come, come,

(troth Or have deserv'd a favour of your grace, Little rogue,

thou art too maidenly; by my Let me be turn'd upon some present action, I think I must box thee'till thou be'st bolder; Where I may sooner die than languish thus ! The more bold, the more welcome: I prithee Your grace hath her petition; grant it her, kiss me!

And ease me now at last !
Be not afraid.
[She sits on his knee.

Duke. No, sir;
Gond. If there be any here [them You must endure.
That yet have so much of the fool left in Gentlew. For my petition,
As to love their mothers, let thein look on I hope your lordship hath remember'd me.
And loath them too!

(herso, Ori. 'Faith, I begin to pity him: Arrigo),
2 Lady. What a slovenly little villain Take her off'; bear her away; say her petition
Art thou! why dost thou not stroke up thy Is granted.
hair?

Gentlew. Whither do

you
draw
me,

sir?
I think thou never comb'st it; I must have I kuow it is not my lord's pleasure I
it lie

Should be thus us'd, before my business be
In better order: so, so, so! Let me see Dispatch'd.
Thy lands! are they wash'd?

Årr. You shall know more of that without. Gond. I would they were loose, for thy sake! Ori. Unbind him, ladies! But, before he go, Duke. She tortures bim admirably. This he shall promise : for the love I bear Vul. The best that ever was.

[golls !

To our own sex, I would have them still 2 Lady. Alas, how cold they are. Poor Hated by thee; and enjoin thee, as a punishWhy dost thee not get thee a muif? [woman ment,

Årr. Madain, here's an old country gentle- Never hereafter willingly to come 56 Let them on her, and loath them too.] Sympson would read,

Set them on her, and loo 'em too; which Seward justly rejects; but thinks he discovers a meaning in these words, which they certainly do not convey; viz. · If there be any here that are such fools to retain a love even

for their mothers, let them be persecuted by this woman, and they will loath them, i. e. 'their mothers also.'--It has been very ingeniously suggested, that we probably should read,

Let them honour and loath then too; i. e. ' Let them feel the opposite sensations of honouring and despising them at the same

time.'—But the source of the difficulty has, we apprehend, been the loss of the word look, which being restored, the passage carries with it its own explanation. VOL. III.

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In the presence or sight of any woman, Ori. My lord, I shew'd my sex
Nor never to seek wrongfully the public The better.
Disgrace of any.

Val. All is over-blown. Sister,
Gond. 'Tis that I would have sworn, and do; You're like to have a fair night of it,
When I meddle with them”?, for their good, And a prince in your arms.-Let's go, my
Or their bad, may time call back this day lords8.
again!

Duke. Thus, thro' the doubtful streams of And when I come in their companies,

joy and griet, May I catch the pox by their breath, and have True love doth wade, and finds at last relief. No other pleasure for it!

[Exeunt omnes. Duke. You are Too merciful.

57 When I meditate with them.] So all editions but the first quarto; from which invaluable copy we have made a great number of corrections, some more beneficial to the sense than this before us. On many of the errors in the later editions, we had prepared notes, and proposed variations; but on collating the text with the quarto above-mentioned (which we should not have been able to do, but for the favour of Mr. Garrick), we have suppressed our notes, and silently made the amendments there pointed out: not chusing to adopt the mode of our predecessors; who, in such cases, commonly inserted very prolix refutations of the lection in the then-last edition, proposed variations, of which they adopted the best, and then concluded their notes with, AND THIS IS CONFIRMED BY THE OLDEST EDITIONS.

58 Let's go, my lord.] Perhaps these words belong to Oriana.

It seems not quite clear that the whole of this play was written in verse; but many speeches that evidently resolve themselves into measure having been printed as prose, Seward very properly endeavoured to restore them to their original state. He has, in our opinion, not always been elegant or accurate in his division. We are not entirely satisfied with our own; yet think the text at least runs off more easily in this edition than in any preceding one, less violated by arbitrary additions, omissions, and transpositions, and the eye and ear less offended by elisions, nore barbarous than those of Procrustes.

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