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Face. Sir, he does pray, you'll not forget.

Dol. I know him not: he looks like a gold-endSur. I will not, sir.

man.1 Sir Epicure, I shall leave you.

[Exit. Sub. Ods so! 'tis he; he said he would send, Mam. I follow you, straight.

what call you him? Face. But do so, good sir, to avoid suspicion. The sanctified elder, that should deal This gentleman has a parlous' head.

For Mammon's jack and andirons. Let him in. Mam. But wilt thou, Ulen,

Stay, help me off, first, with my gown. (Exit Be constant to thy promise ?

Face with the gown.] Away, Face. As my life, sir.

Madam, to your withdrawing chamber. [Exit Mam. And wilt thou insinuate what I am, and Dol.]-Now, praise me,

In a new tune, new gesture, but old language.And say, I am a noble fellow?

This fellow is sent from one negociates with me Face. Oh, what else, sir?

About the stone too; for the holy brethren And that you'll make her royal with the stone, Of Amsterdam, the exiled saints, that hope An empress, and yourself king of Bantam. To raise their discipline by it. I must use him Mam. Wilt thou do this?

In some strange fashion, now to make him admire
Face. Will I, sir!
Mam. Lungs, my Lungs!

I love thee.
Face, Send your stuff, sir, that my master Where is my drudge ?

[Aloud. May busy himself about projection. Mam. Thou hast witch'd me, rogue: take, go.

Re-enter FACE. [Gives him money. Face. Sir! Face. Your jack, and all, sir.

Sub. Take away the recipient, Mam. Thou art a villain- I will send my jack, And rectify your monstrue from the phlegma. And the weights too. Slave, I could bite thine ear. Then pour it on the Sol, in the cucurbite, Away, thou dost not care for me.

And let them macerate together. Face. Not I, sir !

Face. Yes, sir. Mam. Come, I was born to make thee, my good And save the ground ? weasel,

Sub. No: terra damnata? Set thee on'a bench, and have thee twirl a chain | Must not have entrance in the work.- Who are With the best lord's vermin of 'em all.

you? Face. Away, sir.

Aña. A faithful brother, if it please you. Mam. A count, nay, a count palatine

Sub. What's that? Face. Good, sir, go

A Lullianist? a Ripley ?3 Filius artis 94 Mam. Shall not advance thee better: no, nor Can you sublime and dulcify? calcine ? faster.

[Exit. Know you the sapor pontic? sapor stiptic ?

Or what is homogene, or heterogene ?
Re-enter SUBTLE and DOL.

Ana. I understand no heathen language, truly, Sub. Has he bit ? has he bit?

Sub. Heathen! you Knipper-doling?" is Ars Face. And swallowed too, my Subtle.

sacra, I have given him line, and now he plays, i' faith. Or chrysopoeia, or spagyrica, Sub. And shall we twitch him ?

Or the pamphysic, or panarchic knowledge, Face. Thorough both the gills.

A heathen language?
A wench is a rare bait, with wbich a man

Ana. Heathen Greek, I take it.
No sooner's taken, but he straight firks? mad. Sub. How! heathen Greek?
Sub. Dol, my lord What'ts'hums sister, you Ana, All's heathen but the Hebrew.
must now

Sub. Sirrah, my varlet,? stand you forth and Bear yourself statelich.3

speak to him Dol. Oh, let me alone.

Like a philosopher: answer in the language. I'll not forget my race, I warrant you.

Name the vexations, and the martyrizations l'll keep my distance, laugh and talk aloud; Of metals in the work, Have all the tricks of a proud scurvy lady,

Face. Sir, putrefaction, And be as rude as her woman.

Solution, ablution, sublimation, Face. Well said, sanguine !

Cohobation, calcination, ceration, and Sub. But will he send his andirons ?

Fixation. Face. His jack too,

Sub. This is heathen Greek, to you, now!And's iron shoeing horn; I have spoke to him. And when comes vivification ? Well,

Face. After mortification. I must not lose my wary gamester yonder,

Sub. What's cohobation? Sub. O Monsieur Caution, that will not be gull'd. Face. 'Tis the pouring on Face. Ay,

Your aqua regis, and then drawing him off, If I can strike a fine hook into him, now! To the trine circle of the seven spheres. The Temple church, there I have cast mine angle. Well, pray for me. I'll about it.

[Knocking without. 1 A gold-end-man was one who bought broken pieces Sub. What! more gudgeons ?

of gold and silver.-GIFFORD.

? • damned earth.' Dol, scout, sccut! (DoL goes to the window.)-Stay, Face, you must go to the door,

3 A Lullianist, &c., i.e. a follower of Raymond Lully,

one of the most learned men of the 13th century. George 'Pray God it be my Anabaptist.—Who is't, Dol? Ripley was Canon of Bridlington, in Yorkshire, in the

15th century, and wrote a poem on alchemy.
4 Son of the art.'

So is the sorcerish taste called sapor pontic, 1 parlous-perilous.

And less sower, also called sapor stiptic,' : firks--drives; expressive of any sudden motion.

-Quoted by GIFFORD. 3 statelich-stately. This affectation of introducing & Knipper-doling was a fanatic Anabaptist of Munster, Dutch and Flemish words was common to our old in Germany. writers.

7 varlet-servant.


upon him.

Sub. What's the proper passion of metals ? Flee, mischief! had your holy consistory
Face. Malleation.

No name to send me, of another sound,
Sub. What's your ultimum supplicium auri?! Than wicked Ananias? send your elders
Face. Antimonium.

Hither to make atonement for you quickly, Sub. This is heathen Greek to you !-And And give me satisfaction; or out goes what's your mercury ?

The fire; and down th'alembics, and the furnace, Face. A very fugitive, he will be gone, sir. Piger Henricus, or what not. Thou wretch ! Sub. How know you him?

Both sericon and bufol shall be lost, Face. By his viscosity,

Tell them. All hope of rooting out the bishops, His oleosity, and his suscitability.

Or the antichristian hierarchy, shall perish Sub. How do you sublime him?

If they stay threescore minutes: the aqueity, Face. With the calce of egg-shells,

Terreity, and sulphureity White marble, talc.

Shall run together again, and all be annull’d, Sub. Your magisterium, now,

Thou wicked Ananias! '[Exit ANANIAS.]—This What's that?

will fetch 'em, Face. Shifting, sir, your elements,

And make them haste towards their gulling more. Dry into cold, cold into moist, moist into hot, A man must deal like a rough nurse, and fright Hot into dry.

Those that are froward to an appetite.
Sub. This is beatben Greek to you still!
Your lapis philosophicus 2

Re-enter Face in his uniform, followed by Face. 'Tis a stone,

DRUGGER And not a stone; a spirit, a soul, and a body: Face. He is busy with his spirits, but we'll Which if you do dissolve, it is dissolved; If you coagulate, it is coagulated;

Sub. How now! what mates, what Baiards 2 If you make it to fly, it flieth.

have we here? Sub. Enough.

[Exit Face. Face. I told you he would be furious.—Sir, This is heathen Greek to you! What are you, sir? here's Nab, Ana. Please you, a servant of the exiled Has brought you another piece of gold to look brethren,

on, — That deal with widows and with orphans' goods; We must appease him. Give it me, -and prays And make a just account unto the saints:

you, A deacon.

You would devise—what is it, Nab?
Sub. Oh, you are sent from Master Wholesome, Drug. A sign, sir.
Your teacher ?

Face. Ay, a good lucky one, a thriving sigo, Ana. From Tribulation Wholesome,

doctor. Our very zealous pastor.

Sub. I was devising now. Sub. Good! I have

Face. 'Slight, do not say so, Some orphans' goods to come here.

He will repent he gave you any more.Ana. Of what kind, sir?

What say you to his constellation, doctor, Sub. Pewter and brass, andirons and kitchen The Balance ? ware,

Sub. No, that way is stale, and common. Metals, that we must use our medicine on: A townsman born in Taurus, gives the bull, Wherein the brethren may have a pennyworth, Or the bull's head: in Aries, the ram, For ready money.

A poor device! No, I will have his name Ana. Were the orphans' parents

Form'd in some mystic character, whose radii, Sincere professors?

Striking the senses of the passers by, Sub. Why do you ask?

Shall, by a virtual influence, breed affections, Ana. Because

That may result upon the party owns it:
We then are to deal justly, and give, in truth, As thus-
Their utmost value.

Face. Nab!
Sub. 'Slid, you'd cozen else,

Sub. He shall have a bel, that's And if their parents were not of the faithful ! And by it standing one whose name is Dee, I will not trust you, now I think on it,

In a rug gown, there's D, and Rug, that's drug: 'Till I have talk'd with your pastor. Have you And right anensts him a dog snarling er; brought money

There's Drugger, Abel Drugger. That's his sign. To buy more coals ?

And here's now mystery and hieroglyphic ! Ana. No, surely.

Face. Abel, thou art made. Sub. No! how so?

Drug. Sir, I do thank his worship. Ana. The brethren bid me say unto you, sir, Face. Six o'thy legs more will not do it, Nab.Surely, they will not venture any more,

He has brought you a pipe of tobacco, doctor. Till they may see projection.

Drug. Yes, sir : Sub. How!

I have another thing I would impartAna. You have had

Face. Out with it, Nab. For the instruments, as bricks, and lome, and Drug. Sir, there is lodged, hard by me, glasses,

A rich young widow-
Already thirty pound; and for materials,

Face. Good! a bona roba?
They say, some ninety more: and they have Drug. But nineteen, at the most.

heard since,
That one at Heidelberg, made it of an egg,
And a small paper of pin-dust.

i Both sericon, &c.—both the red and the black tinc

ture. These terms are adopted to confound and terrify Sub. What's your name?

the simple deacon. Ana. My name is Ananias.

2 Alluding to the proverb, 'As bold as blind Baiard.' Sub. Out, the varlet

Baiardo is the horse of Rinaldo in Ariosto.-WAALLEY. That cozend the apostles! Hence, away!

3 These are all names of constellations.

4 This is evidently levelled at the celebrated Dr. John Dee, a good mathematician, and a great pretender to

astrology, alchemy, and magic, I last test of gold.' 2 philosopher's stone.' 5 anenst-against, opposite.



Face. Very good, Abel.

Face. He will do't.
Drug. Marry, she's not in fashion yet; she It is the goodest soul!--Abel, about it.

Thou shalt know more anon, Away, be gone.A hood, but it stands a cop.?

[Exit ABEL Face. No matter, Abel.

A miserable rogue, and lives with cheese, Drug. And I do now and then give her a And has the worms. That was the cause, indeed, fucus-2

Why he came now: he dealt with me in private, Face. What, dost thou deal, Nab?

To get a med'cine for them. Sub. I did tell you, captain.

Sub. And shall, sir. This works. Drug. And physic too, sometime, sir; for Face. A wife, a wife for one of us, my dear which she trusts me

Subtle! With all her mind. She's come up here of pur- We'll e'en draw lots, and he that fails shall have pose

The more in goods, the other has in tail. To learn the fashion.

Sub. Rather the less: for she may be so light Face. Good (his match too!)-On, Nab. She may want grains. Drug. And she doth strangely long to know Face. Ay, or be such a burden, her fortune.

A man would scarce endure her for the whole. Face. Ods lid, Nab, send her to the doctor, Sub. Faith, best let's see her first, and then hither.

determine. Drug. Yes, I have spoke to her of his worship Face. Content: but Dol must have no breath already;

on't. But she's afraid it will be blown abroad,

Sub. Mum. And hurt her marriage.

Away you, to your Surly yonder, catch him. Face. Hurt it! 'tis the way

Face. 'Pray God I have not stayed too long. To heal it, if 'twere hurt; to make it more

Sub. I fear it.

[Exeunt. Follow'd and sought: Nab, thou shalt tell her

She'll be more known, more talk'd of; and your

Are ne'er of any price till they be famous;
Their honour is their multitude of suitors:

The Lane before Lovewir's House.
Send her, it may be thy good fortune. What!
Thou dost not know.

Enter TRIBULATION WHOLESOME and ANANIAS. Drug. No, sir, she'll never marry

Tri. These chastisements are common to the Under a knight: her brother has made a vow. saints, Face. What! and dost thou despair, my little And such rebukes, we of the separation Nab,

Must bear with willing shoulders, as the trials
Knowing what the doctor has set down for thee, Sent forth to tempt our frailties.
And seeing so many of the city dubb'd?

Ana. In pure zeal,
One glass o' thy water, with a madam I know, I do not like the man, he is a heathen,
Will have it done, Nab: what's her brother, a And speaks the language of Canaan, truly.

Tri. I think him a profane person indeed. Drug. No, sir, a gentleman newly warm in his Ana. He bears land, sir,

The visible mark of the beast in his forehead. Scarce cold in his one and twenty, that does And for his stone, it is a work of darkness, govern

And with philosophy blinds the eyes of man. His sister here; and is a man himself

Tri. Good brother, we must bend unto all Of some three thousand a year, and is come up To learn to quarrel, and to live by his wits, That may give furtherance to the holy cause. And will go down again, and die in the country. Ana. Which his cannot: the sanctified cause Face. How! to quarrel ?

Should have a sanctified course. Drug. Yes, sir, to carry quarrels,

Tri. Not always necessary : As gallants do; to manage them by line.

The children of perdition are ofttimes Face. 'Slid, Nab, the doctor is the only man Made instruments even of the greatest works: In Christendom for him. He has made a table, Beside, we should give somewhat to man's nature, With mathematical demonstrations,

The place he lives in, still about the fire Touching the art of quarrels: he will give him

And fume of metals, that intoxicate An instrument to quarrel by. Go, bring them The brain of man, and make him prone to passion. both,

Where have you greater atheists than your cooks? Him and his sister. And, for thee, with her

Or more profane, or choleric, than your glasse The doctor haply may persuade. Go to:

men? 'Shalt give his worship a new damask suit More antichristian than your bell-founders ? Upon the premises.

What makes the devil so devilish, I would ask Sub. Oh, good captain !

you, Face. He shall;

Sathan, our common enemy, but his being He is the honestest fellow, doctor.Stay not, Perpetually about the fire, and boiling No offers; bring the damask, and the parties. Brimstone and arsenic? We must give, I say, Drug. I'll try my power, sir.

Unto the motives, and the stirrers up Face. And thy will too, Nab.

Of humours in the blood. It may be so, Sub. 'Tis good tobacco, this! what is't an When as the work is done, the stone is made, ounce ?

This heat of his may turn into a zeal, Face. He'll send you a pound, doctor.

And stand up for the beauteous discipline, Sub. Oh no.

Against the menstruous cloth and rag of Rome.

We must await his calling, and the coming la cop-conical, terminating in a point; cop or coppe

Of the good spirit. You did fault, t' upbraid him is Anglo-Saxon for head.

With the brethren's blessing of Neidelberg, 2 fucus--a paint for the face.




What need we have to hasten on the work, That hath both these, you make them smooth and For the restoring of the silenced saints,

sound, Which ne'er will be, but by the philosopher's With a bare fricace of your med'cine : still stone.

You increase your friends. And so a learned elder, one of Scotland,

Tri. Ay, it is very pregnant.? Assured me ; aurum potabile being

Sub. And then the turning of this lawyer's pewter The only med'cine, for the civil magistrate, To plate at Christmas, T'incline him to a feeling of the cause ;

Ana. Christ-tide, I pray you. And must be daily used in the disease.

Sub. Yet, Ananias! Ana. I have not edified more, truly, by man; Ana, I have done. Not since the beautiful light first shone on me: Sub. Or changing And I am sad my zeal hath so offended.

His parcel gilt * to massy gold. You cannot Tri. Let us call on hiin, then.

But raise you friends. Withal, to be of power Ana. The notion's good,

To pay an army in the field, to buy And of the spirit; I will knock first. [Knocks.] The king of France out of his realms, or Spain Peace be within!

Out of his Indies. What can you not do [The door is opened, and they enter. Against lords spiritual or temporal,

That shall oppone s you?

Tri. Verily, 'tis true.

We may be temporal lords ourselves, I take it.

Sub. You may be anything, and leave off to A Room in LOVEWIT's House.


Long-winded exercises; or suck up
Enter SUBTLE, followed by TRIBULATION and Your ha! and hum! in a tune. I not deny,

But such as are not graced in a state,
Sub. Oh, are you come? 'twas time. Your May, for their ends, be adverse in religion,

And get a tune to call the flock together: threescore minutes Were at last thread, you see; and down had gone And other phlegmatic people; it is your bell.

For, to say sooth, a tune does much with women, Furnus acediæ, turris circulatorius : 1 Lembec, bolt's-head, retort and pelican

Ana. Bells are profane; a tune may be religious,

Sub. No warning with you! then farewell my Had all been cinders.-Wicked Ananias!

patience. Art thou return'd? Nay then, it goes down yet. Slight, it shall down: I will not be thus tortured.

Tri. Sir, be appeased; he is come to humble Himself in spirit, and to ask your patience,

Tri. I pray you, sir.

Sub. All shall perish. I have spoke it.
If too much zeal hath carried him aside
From the due path.

Tri. Let me find grace, sir, in your eyes; the
Sub. Why, this doth qualify!
Tri. The brethren had no purpose, verily,

He stands corrected: neither did his zeal,

But as your self, allow a tune somewhere.
To give you the least grievance : but are ready
To lend iheir willing hands to any project

Which now, being tow'rd the stone, we shall not

need. The spirit and you direct. Sub. This qualifies more!

Sub. No, nor your holy vizard, to win widows Tri. And for the orphan's goods, let them be To rob their husbands for the common cause :

To give you legacies; or make zealous wives valued,

Nor take the start 5 of bonds broke but one day, Or what is needful else to the holy work,

And say, they were forfeited by providence. It shall be numbered; here, by me, the saints Throw down their purse before you.

Nor shall you need o'er night to eat huge meals,

To celebrate your next day's fast the better; Sub. This qualifies most!

The whilst the brethren and the sisters humbled, Why, thus it should be, now you understand.

Abate the stiffness of the flesh. Nor cast
Have I discours'd so unto you of our stone,
And of the good that it shall bring your cause ?

Before your hungry hearers scrupulous bones;

As whether a Christian may hawk or hunt, Show'd you (beside the main of hiring forces

Or whether matrons of the holy assembly
Abroad, drawing the Hollanders, your friends,
From the Indies, to serve you, with all their May lay their hair out, or wear doublets,

Or have that idol starch about their linen. fleet)

Ana. It is indeed an idol. That even the med'cinal use shall make you a Tri. Mind him not, sir, faction

I do command thee, spirit of zeal, but trouble, And party in the realm ? As, put the case, To peace within him! Pray you, sir, go on. That some great man in state, he have the gout, Why, you but send three drops of your elixir,

Sub. Nor shall you need to libel 'gainst the

prelates, You help him straight: there you have made a

And shorten so your ears against the hearing friend.

Of the next wire-drawn grace. Nor of necessity Another has the palsy or the dropsy,

Rail against plays, to please the alderman
He takes of your incombustible stuff,

Whose daily custard you devour: nor lie
He's young again: there you have made a friend.
A lady that is past the feat? of body,

With zealous rage till you are hoarse. Not one

Of these so singular arts. Nor call yourselves Though not of mind, and hath her face decay'd

By names of Tribulation, Persecution,
Beyond all cure of paintings, you restore,
With the oil of talc: there you have made a friend; By the whole family or wood' of you,

Restraint, Long-patience, and such like, affected
And all her friends. A lord that is a leper,
A knight that has the bone-ache, or a squire

fricace-rubbing; Lat. frico, to rub.
2 pregnant-evident.

8 Ananias abhorred the word mass. 1 Furnus acedix-a peculiar kind of furnace; turris * parcel gilt-partly gilt.

oppone-oppose. circulatorius-a glass vessel in which the infusion went

6 start-advantage. round about as in a circle.

i wood is used to signify any miscellaneous collection featelegant, handsome.

or stock of materials.-UPTON.




Only for glory, and to catch the ear

We know no magistrate ; or, if we did, Of the disciple.

This is foreign coin.
Tri. Truly, sir, they aro

Sub. It is no coining, sir.
Ways that the godly brethren have invented, It is but casting.
For propagation of the glorious cause,

Tri. Ha! you distinguish well:
As very notable means, and whereby also Casting of money may be lawful.
Themselves grow soon, and profitably, famous. Ana. 'Tis, sir.

Sub. Oh, but the stone, all's idle to it! nothing! Tri. Truly, I take it so.
The art of angels' nature's miracle,

Sub. There is no scruple,
The divine secret that doth fly in clouds

Sir, to be made of it; believe Ananias: From east to west; and whose tradition

This case of conscience he is studied in. Is not from men, but spirits.

Tri. I'll make a question of it to the brethren. Ana. I hate traditions ;

Ana. The brethren shall approve it lawful, I do not trust them.

doubt not. Tri. Peace!

Where shall it be done? [Knocking without. Ana. They are popish all.

Sub. For that we'll talk anon. I will not peace: I will not

There's some to speak with me. Go in, I pray Tri. Ananias!

you, Ana. Please the profane, to grieve the godly; And view the parcels. That's the inventory. I may not.

l'll coine to you straight. [Exeunt TrLand ANA.]Sub. Well, Ananias, thou shalt overcome.

Who is it?-Face! appear.
Tri. It is an ignorant zeal that haunts him, sir;
But truly, else, a very faithful brother,

Enter Face, in his uniform.
A botcher, and a man, by revelation,

Hồw now! good prize?
That hath a competent knowledge of the truth. Face. Good pox! yond' costive' cheater

Sub. Has he a competent sum there in the bag Never came on.
To buy the goods within? I am made guardian, Sub. How then ?
And must, for charity, and conscience' sake,

Face. I've walked the round
Now see the most be made for my poor orphan; Till now, and no such thing.
Though I desire the brethren too good gainers: Sub. And havo you quit him?
There they are within. When you have view'd, Face. Quit him! an' hell would quit him too,
and bought 'em,

he were happy. And ta'en the inventory of what they are, 'Slight! would you have me stalk like a mill-jade, They are ready for projection; there's no more All day, for one that will not yield us grains? To do: cast on the med'cine, so much silver I know him of old. As there is tin there, so much gold as brass, Sub. Oh, but to have gull’d him, I'll give't you in by weight.

Had been a mastery. Tri. But how long time,

Face. Let him go, black boy! Sir, must the saints expect yet?

And turn thee, that some fresh news may possess Sub. Let me see,

thee. How's the moon now? Eight, nine, ten days A noble count, a don of Spain, my dear hence,

Delicious compeer, and my party-baw'd, Je will be silver potate; then three days

Who is come hither private for his conscience, Before he citronise : some fifteen days,

And brought munition with him, six great slops, The magisterium will be perfected.

Bigger than three Dutch hoys, beside round Ana. About the second day of the third week, trunks, In the ninth month?

Furnished with pistolets and pieces of eight, Sub. Yes, my good Ananias.

Will straight be here, my rogue, to have thy bath, Tri. What will the orphan's goods arise to, (That is the colour), and to make his battery think you ?

Upon our Dol, our castle, our cinque-port, Sub. Some hundred marks, as much as fill'd Our Dover pier, our what thou wilt. Where is she?

She must prepare perfumes, delicate linen, Unladed now: you'll make six millions of them. The bath in chief, a banquet, and her wit, But I must have more coals laid in.

For she must milk his epididimis. Tri. How!

Where is the doxy? 3 Sub. Another load,

Sub. I'll send her to theo: And then we have finish'd. We must now increase And but despatch my brace of little John Lcydens, Our fire to ignis ardens ;? we are past

And come again myself.
Fimus equinus, balnei, cineris, 2

Face. Are they within, then?
And all those lenter 3 heats. If the holy purse Sub. Numbering the sum.
Should with this draught fall low, and that the Face. How much?

Sub. A hundred marks, boy.

[Eril. Do need a present sum, I have a trick

Face. Why, this is a lucky day. Ten pounds To melt the pewter, you shall buy now, instantly, of Mammon ! And with a tincture make you as good Dutch Three of my clerk! a portague of my grocer! As any are in Holland.

[dollars This of the brethren! beside reversions, Tri. Can you so ?

And states to come in the widow, and my count! Sub. Ay, and shall 'bide the third examination. My share to-day will not be bought for fortyAna. It will be joyful tidings to the brethren.

Enter DoL
Sub. But you must carry it secret.

Dol. What?
Tri. Ay; but stay,
This act of coining, is it lawful?
Ana. Lawful!

I costire-dry, reserved.
2 six great stops, &c.- large breeches such as are worn
by sailors. Round Trunks mean the truni hose, which

were the common wear of that and the preceding age. glowing heat: 2 horse-dung, the bath, ashes.' -WHALLEY. 3 lenter-gentler.

3 dixy-cant name for mistress.

three cars,

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