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old gentleman of my acquaintance that blocks up the paílage at the corner of the street.
Dom. What have you gotten there under you arm, daughter? somewhat, I hope, that will bear your charges in your pilgrimage.
Lor. The fryar has an hawk's eye to gold and jewels.
Elv. Here's that will make you dance without a fiddle, and provide a better entertainment for us than hedges in summer and barns in winter. Here's the very heart, and soul, and life-blood of Gomez; pawns in abundance, old gold of widows, and new gold of prodigals; and pearls and diamonds of court ladies, till che next bribe helps their husbands to redeem them.
Dom. They are the spoils of the wicked, and the church endows you
with them. Lor. And, faith, we'll drink the church's health out of them. But all this while I stand on thorns ; pr’ythee, dear, look out, and see if the coast be free for our escape; for I dare not peep for fear of being known. [Elvira goes to look out, and Gomez comes running in
upon her: Mhe fbrieks out. Gom. Thanks to my stars, I have recovered my own territorities-What do I see! I'm ruined ! I'm un. done! I'm betrayed !
* Dom. (Afide.] What a hopeful enterprize is here spoiled!
Gom. Oh, Colonel, are you there? and nay, then I find how the world
goes. Lor. Chear up, man, thou art out of jeopardy ; ! heard thee crying out just now, and came running in full 1peed with the wings of an eagle and the feet of a tiger to thy rescue.
Gom. Ay, you are always at hand to do me a courtesy with your eagle's feet and your tiger's wings; and, what, were you here for, friar?
Dom. To interpose my spiritual authority in your be half.
Gom. And why did you shriek out, gentlewoman?
Gom. And that casket under your arm, for what end and purpole? El. Only to preserve it from the thieves.
Gem. And you came running out of doors-
Gom. A fine evidence lumined up among you: thank you heartily; you are all my friends. The Colonel was walking by accidentally, and hearing my voice, came in to save ine; the fryar, who was hobbling the same way too, accidentally again, and not knowing of the Colone!, I warrant you he comes in to pray for me; and my faithful wife runs out of doors to ineet me with all my jewels under her arm, and thrieks out for joy at my But if my father-in-law had not met your
sol. diers, Colonel, and delivered me in the nick, 1 Nould neither have fouod a friend nor a fryar here, and might have shrieked out for joy myself, for the loss of my jewels and iny wife.
Dom. Art thou an infidel? Wilt thou not believe us ?
Gom. Such churchmen as you would make any man an infidel. Get you into your kennel, gentlewoman! I shall thank you within doors for your safe custody of iny jewels, and your own. (He thrusts bis wife of the flage. [Éxit Elvira.) As for you, Colonel Hüft-cap, we shall try before a civil magiftrate who's the greatelt plotter of us two, I against the date, or you againit the petticoat.
Lor. Nay, if you will complain, you shall for some, thing:
[Beats him. Gon. Murder! murder! I give up the ghost! I ain deftroyed! Help! murder! murder !
Dom. Away, Colonel, let us fly for our lives: the neighbours are coming out with forks, and fire-shovels, and spits, and other domestic weapons; the inilitia of a whole alley is raised against us.
Lor. This is but the interest of my debt, master usurer, the principal shall be paid you at our next meeting.
Dom. Ah, if your soldiers had but dispatched him, his
tongue had been laid asleep, Colonel ; but this comes of not following good couplel; ah
(Exeunt Lor. and Fry.tr severally. Gom. I'll be revenged of himn, if I dare ; but he's such a terrible fellow, that my mind milgives me; I shall tremble when I have him before the judge : all my mis. fortunes come together : I have been robbed and cuckolda ed, and ravished, and beaten, in one quarter of an hour;
my poor limbs smart, and my poor head achs; ay, do,
, through the whole house does bound, And first taught fpeaking-trumpets how to sound. [Exit.
SCENE, the Court,
Ray. What generous inan can live with that constraint
Alph. Virtue must be thrown off, 'tis a coarse garment,
Ray. Well then, I will difíemble for an end
Alph. No honest man but must.
Ped. What title has this queen but lawless force ? And force muit pull her down.
Alph. Truth is, I pity Leonora's case ; Forc'd, for her fafety, to commit a crime Which most her soul abhors.
Ray. All she has done, or c'er can do, of good,
Ped. You'll hardly join your son to our design.
Ped. I want time to unriddle it :
Enter the Queen, Bertran, and Attendants.
Qu. (To Ber.] Bury'd in private, and so suddenly !
Bert. It was not safe :
2u. Then was he lov'd ?
• Ped. [Afide.] Had bad men fear'd him but as good • He had not yet been sainted. [men lov'd him,
24. I wonder how the people bear his death.
• Ped. How, idle murmurs ! let me plainly speak :
The doors are all shut up; the wealthier fort, • With arms a-crois, and hats upon
eyes, • Walk to and fro before their filent shops :
Whole droves of lenders crowd the bankers' doors, • To call in money ; those who have none, mark • Where money, goes; for when they rise, 'tis plunder : • The rabble gather round the of
news, 6 And liften with their mouths :
• Some tell, fome hear, fome judge of news, some make
21. This may be dangerous.
Bert. If one of you must fall;
Qu. You place such arbitrary power in kings,
Bert. You much surprise me to demand that question :
Qu. Produce it; or, by Heaven, your head shall answer
Ray. (Aside.] Brave mischief towards.
Bert. No, I confess, you bade me not in words,
2u. What, if I said,
your own cominiffion?
• Qu. This 'tis to counsel things that are unjust;