Page images

are of honourable parts, and are the governor of this place. i tij? : 32118," j 98 5:.

Lys. Why, hath your principal made known unto you who I am sure is toys ļ,



AL Mar. Who is my principal?y is bi.3.16!

Lys. Why, your herb-woman; she that sets seeds and roots of shame and iniquitya 10, you have heard something of my power, and so stand aloof for more serious wooing. But I protest to thee, pretty one, my authority shall not see thee,llor else, Jook friendly upon thee. Come, bring me to some private place. Come, come !

Mar. If you were born to honour, show it now; If put upon you, make the judgment good. That thought you worthy of it." jo

Lys. How's this? how's this? Some more ;-be is

is bei n uo Mar. For me, That am a maid, though most ungentle fortune, Hath plac'd me here within this loathsome stie, tiw Where, since d came, diseases have been soldnew Dearer than physick, - that the good gods 50g. Would set me free from this unhallow'd place,, Though they did change me to the meanest bird That flies i'the purer air! son, Desy TX mod

Lys.t; 100?; I did not think, 9.1. 16 Thou could'st have spoke so well; ne'er dreand

thou could'st. lat 1980) { 0 V6W. Had I brought hither a corrupted mind, i Thy speech had alter'd it. Hold, here's gold for

thee: , Perséver still in that clear way thou goest,"" And the gods strengthen thee! Mar. The gods preserve you! ! Hon n ous

non oben

[ocr errors]

IT Some morej sage.]. Lysimachuşsaysthis with a sneer.-Proceed with your fine moral discourse.

39. Lyshor 912 25 For me, be you thoughten

That I came with no ill intent; for to me o The very doors and windows savour vilely. .

Farewell. Thou art a piece of virtue, and >SHY I doubt not but thy training hath been noble.min . Hold, here's more gold for thee. vi. SA curse upon him, die he like a thief, " s

That robs thee of thy goodness! If thou hear'st sedi] 173 from me, Rue

to It shall be for thy good. Wit?'' ... ...;;; C10? O FA_LYSIMACHUS is putting up his Purse, BOULT enters. . .

50 z woBoult. I beseech your honour, one piece for me. Lys. Aväunt, thou damned door-keeper! Your

house, Long Distrin But for this virgin that doth prop it up, šis . Would sink, and overwhelm you all. Away!

: [Exit LYSIMACHUS. Boult. How's this? We must take another course with you. If your peevish chastity, which is not worth a breakfast in the cheapest country under the cope, shall undo a whole household, let me be gelded like a spaniel. Come your ways. ...*

Már: Whither would you have me? V

Boult. I must have your maidenhead taken off, or the common hanginan shall execute it. Come your way. - We'll have no more gentlemen driven away, Come your ways, I says

2.) blog ! Re-enter Bawd, a 133 ,

Bawd. How now! what's the matter?

Boult. Worse and worse, mistress; she has here spoken holy words to the lord Lysimachus. ** Bawd. O abominable!

u nder the cope,] i, e under the cope or cocering of


[ocr errors]

Boult. She makes our profession as it were to stink afore the face of the gods.

Bawd. Marry, hang her up for ever!

Boult. The nobleman would have dealt with her like a nobleman, and she sent him away as cold as a snowball; saying his prayers too. .

Bawd. Boult, take her away; use her at thy pleasure: crack the glass of her virginity, and make the rest malleable.

Boult. An if she were a thornier piece of ground than she is, she shall be ploughed.

Mar. Hark, hark, you gods!

Bawd, She conjures: away with her. Would she had never come within my doors! Marry hang you! She's born to undo uş. Will you not go the way of women-kind? Marry come up, my dish of chastity with rosemary and bays !8

[Exit. Bawd. Boult. Come, mistress; come your way with me. Mar. Whither would you have me?

Boult. To take from you the jewel you hold so dear. · Mar. Pr’ythee, tell me one thing first.

Boult. Come now, your one thing.
Mar. What canst thou wish thine enemy to be?

Boult. Why, I could wish him to be my master, or rather, my mistress. . .

Mar. Neither of these are yet so bad as thou art, Since they do better thee in their command. Thou hold'st a place, for which the pained'st fiend Of hell would not in reputation change: Thou’rt the damn'd door-keeper to every coystrel That hither comes enquiring for his tib;

my dish of chastity with rosemary and bays !] Anciently many dishes were served up with this garniture, during the season of Christmas. The Bawd means to call her a piece of ostentatious virtue.

- to every coystrel That hither comes enquiring for his tib;] To every mean or drunken fellow that comes to enquire for a girla. Coysteret is pro

To the cholerick fisting of each rogue thy ear Is liable; thy very food is such i As hath been belch'd on by infected lungs. · Boult. What would you have me? go to the wars, would you? where a man may serve seven years for the loss of a leg, and have not money enough in the end to buy him a wooden one?

Mar. Do any thing but this thou doest. Empty Old receptacles, common sewers, of filth; Serve by indenture to the common hanginan; Any of these ways are better yet than this: For that which thou professest, a baboon, Could he but speak, would own a name too dear. O that the gods would safely from this place Deliver me! Here, here is gold for thee. If that thy master would gain aught by me, Proclaim that I can sing, weave, sew, and dance, With other virtues, which I'll keep from boast;And I will undertake all these to teach. I doubt not but this populous city will Yield many scholars.

Boult. But can you teach all this you speak of?

Mar. Prove that I cannot, take me home again, And prostitute me to the basest groom That doth frequent your house.

Boult. Well, I will see what Í can do for thee: if I can place thee, I will.

Mar. But, amongst honest women?

Boult. 'Faith, my acquaintance lies little amongst them. But since my master and mistress have bought you, there's no going but by their consent; there

perly a wine-vessel. Tib is a contraction of Tabitha, probably it was formerly a cant name for a strumpet.

As hath been belch'd on by intected lungs.] Marina, who is designed for a character of juvenile innocence, appears much ico knowing in the impurities of 4 brothel; nor are her expressions more chastised than her ideas. STEEVENS,

fore I will make them acquainted with your purpose, and I doubt not but I shall find them tractable enough. Come, I'll do for thee what I can; come your ways. i sions milion P11 Exeunt. az is


. Li, jeitt

[merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]


Enter GOWER.
Gow. Marina thus the brothel scapes, and

chances : Into an honest house, our story says., ", She sings like one immortal, and she dances >

7. As goddess-like to her admired lays: ... * Deep clerks she dumbs; and with her neeld

composes 2 s'opora Digit, sed · Nature's own shape, of bud, bird, branch, or . .berry;

That even her art sisters the natural roses ; 94.
Her inkle, silk, twin with the rubied cherry:
That pupils lacks she none of noble race,
Who pour their bounty on her; and her gain
She gives the cursed bawd. Here we her place,
And to her father turn our thoughts again, "2

Where we left him, on the sea. We there him TEM lost;

Into por
Whence, driven before the winds, he is arriv'd
Here where his daughter dwells; and on this

Suppose him now at anchor. The city strivd

06:11.12 Live 7. ? and with her neeld composes __] Neeld for needle.

is Her inkle,] Inkle, anciently signified a particular kind of crewel or worsted with which ladies worked flowers, &c. Wie


*;? fit 10 5

« PreviousContinue »