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            THE PART OF 'POORE'
            Actus Imus Scӕna Ia. [Fol. 21a]
            Welcome thou instrument of liberty offreth to stab himselfe
Sly         Hold hold
Poore       It is a most vnthankfull office
            To save a man vnwilling is to murder.
            What hath this world of myne that I should covet
            Longer to stay wth it? nor have you reason
            Thus to detaine mee, I must greiving say it
            Through mee you want what might have well sustaind you 10
            And your last store scarce panteth nourishment
            Vnto your selfe and sister.
Sly         How truely rich
            Though having nothing, for contemning all?
Poore       True very wise nay rich if hee could gett
            Even wth his best indeauour nourishment:
            But that now wants whose rich hees only wise
            T'is the receaved opinion, and what arts
            Are meanly shrouded in a thred bare coate
            Want theire due forme, thats a privation of it. 20
            The worst of ills that is in misery
            Is that it gives a man contemptible
            Makes him a scoffe to every painted asse
            Wch beares a golden image, every slave
            Wch came into this Cytty wth bare feete
            And since hath heap'd vp by mechanicke basenes
            Abundant riches will contem the state
            That nature brought him to and no more pitty it,
            Then wisedome will a snake pin'd wth much cold
Sly         you much erre 30
Poore       No it is sacred truth there is not one
            Who hath not circled  wth a triple brasse
            His more obdurate heart, each mandoth live [FOL. 21b]
            As hee were enemy to the whole world.
            There is a spatious distance twixt the heart,
            And tounge of every man, they speake and doe
            Nought that hath smallest coherence wth theire minds;
            They doe even strive vnto it wth theire full nerves.
Sly         Imitate theire manners
Poore       You advise well I shall and digg a prey 40
            From out theire frosen intrailes, wch shall nourish vs,
            Feede vs wth laughter, cramm vs full wth gold.
            I'le hold as firme antipathy wth men,
            As doe the elements amongst themselves.
Sly         they doe generate
Poore       Soe will not I vnlesse a misery
            And wanton spleene to laugh at it.
Sly         will force frequent troops
            Of clyents, to your lure —
Poore       And being well lured 50
            Ile cramm them soe they shall not breath to flight.
            Let's see they may doe well if more harsh fate
            Bite not our blooming fortunes.
Strange     beene ith fashion to
Poore       Whilst wee Apollo s children wch are given
            To the true study of whats purely good.
            Share not the least partof it in effect.
            Our merits are defects, and only staines.
            Disgraces to mans glosse, in mans false eyes.
            The heaven of our glory shines no more,  60
            Then a faint candles light, in a proud sunn.
            Oh Iove! oh Iove! why hast thou warn'd thy thunder [?]
            It should not dare to touch Apollo's tree?
            Yet sufferest vilder more inferiour stro<a>kes
            To rend, and hammer his more loved children,  [FOL. 22a]
            To dust, to aire, to nothing, lesse then nothing.
Strang      f for what they suffer
Poore       Sr I have fellowe feeling of theire ills
Strang      tis sacred truth
Poore       O O Sr beleeve him not 70
            He doth intice you to a dangerous ill
Sly         Slight what doe you meane
Poore       Hee is a strange hyaena
Sly         You wont vndoe your selfe
Poore       A And drawes you on
            Stra:  —————wants much connexion
Poore       To losse
Strange     of what
Poore       Your wealth and reputation
            Riches are not more enimyes to heaven,  80
            then To our art.
Sly         honest men in as bare naps
Poore       Our heaven of poetry cannot brooke such rivals
            It is wellnigh[] prodigious they should meete.
            And or proceedes from a defect of wo<r>th,
            Or by excesse of some vild humour ioyned,
            Wch naturalists observe wthin theire subjects
            To cause a vitious forme; for more then perfect
            Is but a plurisy wch in wholsomest blood
            Breeds naught save malladyes, but being ill,  90
            It meerely is necessited to kill.
            You knowe the daunger Sr If you proceede
Strange     You cannot fright mee
Poore       Now comes your cue to speake goe on and roundly
Sly         not shewe his matchlesse skill
Poore       You may proceed and hee may w inn by intising
            But by your pardon, you are much [deceaved] vnwise,  [FOL.22b]
            If all his traines cann lead you to consent.
Strange     vnto your art
            I cannot be disswaded————— .  100
Poore       then resolve
            To contemplation, for you must neglect
            All worldly matters, and begiven to this,
            As to the sollidst earthly happinesse.
Strang      you knowe my minde
Poore       And I will vndertake to give instructions
            In this quainte rhetoricke, and subtile logicke,
            And what I cann participat in naturals
            Shall not bewanting, since I knowe you firme
            Of good capacity and ingenuous.  110
Strange     What I possesse
            Shall not be wanting to you
Poore       Pish pish no no you shall not
            Those were but by words wch I did object
Sly         into your minde I told you soe
Poore       Sr It was ill donn and no way worth your thanks
Strange     I would lodge heare about
Poore       Twil be best
Strange     only take this as earnest
Poore       It should not neede but since you l have it soe 120
            I will accept it and deserve it to
Strange     Till when I leave you
Poore       pray good sr your name
Strange     Tis Strange anon Ile come
Poore       you shalbe welcome
Sly         to quircks and quillets soe they de help to thrive
Poore       S light what doe you meane
Sly         my tender Iuvenall
Poore       You wo n t vndoe your selfe
Sly         wth your precisenes 130
Poore       may you have game and will not sterve and perish
Sly         Leave it scholler leave it FOL 23a
            Or it spoile thee
Poore       You r spoild you may turne ballad munger
Sly         Prethee vrge these no more
Poore       you may thrive tis possible
            But Ive seene honest men in as bare naps.
Sly         Ile pay thee for it
Poore       Doe spare mee not I will indure thy worst
            And answer thee wth full as great a noyse.  140
            My flash shalbe as violent and as horrid.
Sly         Our lightning shall insue
Poore       content content
            Now my wise wench of brantford, how now Gill,
            What newes bringst thou now?
Sly         Wee are quite vndon
Poore       On wth your night gowne Gill and dresse yorselfe
            Ith lady fashion speedily, and returne.
            Theire coming in ?
Gill        I I 150
Poore       Begonn be gonn
Sly         as poore indeed as thou in name
Poore       Your witt is rich enough to play on mee
Sly         I will stab myselfe
Poore       That shall not be indited for your death
            <Ieamy> hath putt it vp [<yyo>] you shall not have it
Sly         Then Ile goe hang my self
Poore       Away away man
            What what in desperation, fy vpon't
            Heare mee sr I have heard a cunning hand  160
            May soe dispose two glasses as by them
            Each externe inconvenience maybe kend.
Sly         laugh t at my afflictions FOL 23b
Poore       At thy promotion at thy exaltation
            Giv'd thou mayest cheat securely free of feare.
            Thou feelst the worst of it, false dice, halfe cards
            Will doe exceeding well; [f<a>lse] if thoult be honest,
            Ile teach thee a more exquisite art of begging,
            Then ere was heard yet from the newgate dungeon.
            Each man ith house shall give a groat a day  170
            To have thee vndergoe theire worke, and gaine by it.
            For I will vndertake, in halfe a yeare.
            Thou shalt as palpably snatch from the grates,
            Of all the prisons wthin London walls,
            Ney and the libertyes, the penny pension
            As the Kings men doe from theire neighbour companyes
            Societyes of gallants
Sly         death and damnation
Poore       Hell and misery
Sly         light on the head 180
Poore       of thy destroying Hard
            Is't Is't I heare them, fly and putt you on
            Some other shape, come Lady Gillian come
            Have you not donn yett? oh your well enough
            Good morrowe to your worships Ladyship­
            Good Madam Change.
            Act: II  Scӕna 2da
            3d offi: some kind purgation, is not that your meaning ?
Poore       Madam doe you still hold those points of complement
            In wch I did instruct you yesterday?  190
            When to advance, when to retire, and when
            To keepe your stand? at the first salutacion
            How to congratulate the welcome of—
            —A freind equall in fortune, of a superiour,
            How to be court<e>ous to inferiours?
Gill        wtha greater matter FOL 24a
Poore       Thus farr weeve gonn i th science theory
            Now weele proceed evnto the art, or practise.
Hard        wee shall see fine sport
Poore       Thinke you you cann performe what I instructed 200
Gill        make experience Sr
Poore       Suppose mee lordly after what manner meete you
Gill        vnworthy roofe of ours
Poore       How to a knight your equall
Hard        I would my kinsman had hir
Poore       Soe would I to but for the inferiour now
Hard        should be hir ioynter
Poore       Sr you bid fairely for hir you shall have hir
            Your cousen goose shall have hir
Gill        If I cann helpe it 210
Poore       come come mind them not
            Soe now you are instructed, let us spend
            Some tyme, in matters of a more import.
            Madam I knowe your birth, and your deservings.
            But what your fortunes are Ive beene content
            Yet not to seeke, but now you've given your selfe
            Wholly to mee and doe repose alone
            Vpon my choyce, I will be bold to inquire
            That I may neither loose you on a man
            Belowe yourselfe in merits or in fortune  220
Gill        Heaven blesse vs what are you
Poore       Murder murder
            Roalfe Gaspar Thomas where are these varlets trowe?
Sly         you shalbe held doe you heare
Poore       What are you speake to what end doe you come FOL 24b
Hard        arrest that Sly
Poore       How Sly saucy groome first enter my house
            Wth more then two, tis a sufficient riot
            And god knowes what you would, but that our eye,
            Our happily seeing eye prevented you;  230
            Thanks to the supreame power wch made it happy
            To that foresight, what not a varlett stirr ?
            You are consenting to, wee mightbe murdred[,]
            And you not heare of it; where are your fellows?.
            You'are sometymes dubly diligent, and a word
            Wthin our kenn will make you fly like winde
            Where are your fellowes? ————————
Sly         troth Sr I doe not knowe
Poore       What men are these
Gill        nor heare of any thing 240
Poore       Ney you shall stay the justice shall decide
            Whither your act be lawfull, tmay perchance
            Conclude at Tyburne or the newgate dungeon
            Besides a publique lash from henceto ye tower
            From thence to westmonest<e>r, spight of your freinds
Hard        Sr I intreat your favour
Poore       That were pretty
            To be god knowes frighted well nigh to death,
            Then only intreat favour, that's fine recompence.
            If thou beest worth a penny Ile have that  250
            And all thy freinds cann make if they will save thee.
Hard        Sr in good fayth I meant no harme
Poore       thats better
            Thatshalbe t[y]ryed, goe Gaspar fetch the Conestable
Sly         Tak t least hee doe repent
Poore       how forty pound
            That is a sweet amends, but whats your name ?
Hard        Tis Hard and please you Sr FOL 25a
Poore       Hard mr Sly
            Hath often named you wthin my hearing  260
            An honest creditor, and for his sake.
            If wth [th] your haust this lady be appeased
            Your peace is made; what recompence shee will
            You must attone hir wth, or this cannot bee.
            Some toy will please hir best, shee is a woman
            A diamond ring of twenty marke that's all
            Oh shee was frighted much, had shee beene married
            Tenn Suttons wealths could not have saved yor life
Hard        I would bestowe
Poore       Vm lett mee seethe gold 270
            [Ile] offer it; oh these are [the f] Sly's attachments and his bonds.
Hard        Good Sr they are
Poore       Madam this gentleman
            Presents to you by mee his mediate
            Twenty faire angells, and doth hope to appease
            Wth this bright sacrifice, your incensed minde:
            To add by glorious coulour of this gold,
            A pleasing tinture, to your late pale cheeke.
Hard        I see a lady Sr
Poore       not yet a knight 280
            Is ready now to bed hir, and but stay's
            The coming of some freinds vnto the ceremony.
Sly         oh it takes rarely
Poore       Some five dayes hince
Hard        And is shee well affected
Poore       No yet the importunitye hir freinds have vsed
            Have made hir yeeld.
Hard        so much into hir e state FOL 25b
Poore       I have no reason sr
Hard        What may hir portion be 290
Poore       Hir father Sr
            Iustice of peace inYorkeshire, hath alotted
            Three thousand pound wch wthin twice three months
            After the day of marriage shall bee payed;
            Vpon condition,ye shee shall have ioynter.
            After his death, three hundreed pound a yeare.
            Hir fathers age and weakenes will not suffer hĩ
            Present vnto these nuptials but hee sends
            His brother to consumate what he please.
Hard        Then he concludes all 300
Poore       All
Hard        in my behalfe
Poore       Shee hath refer d hirselfe to my dispose
            And if I like the gentleman and the tearmes
            It shall goe hard but Ile prevaile so much
Hard        shalbee assured hir
Poore       Tis faire the gentle man concludes it
Hard        yes
            Hee shall ————————
Poor        as I like him it takes effect 310
            If I cann ought.
Hard        your care shalbe requited
Poore       It is requited i n th the very act
            If it doe prove succesfully and well
Hard        in the meanewhile plant for battery
Poore       Sr If hee be as you have spoken him
            Hee shall not come vnwelcome
Gill        You r welcome to
Poore       to your cost Sr
Sly         Footra for Hard 320
Poore       now my Sly blewcoat thou how likst thou this FOL 26a
            Is it not better then ye dolefull ditty
            Of Ile goe hang or stab my selfe
Sly         Of more rich witt
Poore       Tis in tis inforced soe now
            But better arts were better ways to thrift
            Gett you a country gentile habit, hir vncle
            You must be nowe.
Gill        Wh what shall become of mee
Poor        Be neat and spruise as what you have cann make 330
            You <h>have a woer coming that shall pay fort
            You want not my instructions how to answer
            Though hee how to oppose, and sett on you
            When fate affords no other way to live
            to get a living needs must
            Our wits [must list indeavour wee may thrive] strive
            Actus 2di scӕ 2da
Poore       Whose at the dore who is it
Sly         He yt desires to bee a scholler 340
Poor        Goe Sly
            Admitt, admitt them: I must scoure my witt
            I feare tis spoil'd wth rust tis not acute
Sly         What are you bett ready for them
Poore       Ready ready
            Surely twas in Domitian's tyme he lived.
            That Juvenal, the wonder of all ages
            Wch have beene since, should live soe much vnknow
            Soe much neglected in his owne tyme, as none
            Would grace theire storyes wth his sacred name,  350
            Nor praise them selves, wth giving him due fame.
            Yet tis enough wee knowe and wonder at thee
            That once thou wert and that thy works shal bee
            Worthy long admiration.
Sly         Noe noe hee shall not Mr Poore FOL 26b
Poore       whose there
            Oh Sr I cry you mercy, and your freind,
            Your welcom please you sitt, I was translating
            A poet wch is prince of all his sect
            Of Satyrists, theire manners should give them  360
            Princes of men, though fewe there beeare soe;
            Twas Juvenall wch if it please you heare
            I will recite.
Strang      Yes very willingly
            [Though fewe there bee are soe]
Poore       Tis thus Ile not repeat the Latine text
            Shall I continue silent &, indure.
            The loude vexations Codrus doth procure
            Wth his rude Theseus? shall this man reherse
            His gouned scaene and this his mournfull v<er>se?  370
            Shall giant Telephus consume his day
            And long Orestes ӕviternall play
            Whose margent is repleat,whose very backe
            Scapes not the rage but beares asselike packe.
            Shall these I say much endlesse still be read
            And only I continue as if dead
            Vnto these labours? shall I only feare
            To vex mens organs and to force a teare ? &c
            I only made experience what I could.
Quicke      you ve made vs knowe you soe 380 Poore The ire sudden and they beare no more of weight
            Then a small tyme would give.
Strang      It is well vrged
Poore       and no way worth deniall
Quicke      And make a Ioviall meale
Poore       in the meane while
            Weele vse a prety schollers exercise
            One shall propose a theame, & each compose
            A couple of verses on it as they sitt  [FOL. 27a]
            And if the first speake last, the rest shall take  390
            Theire cups of wine a peece to acuat them
Sly         who doth propose
Poore       Each in his order shall doe you propose
Sly         wine doth cheare the heart
Poore       You observe method in your very sport
            Sr for the good report you give of wine
            Ile wish you quicker poets, and th<at>  myne.
Sly         What what more yet
Poore       who ereit bee admitt him
Quicke      goe call them in 400
Poore       you shall not neede we a re those
            they doe intend. Srs wee must intreat you
            Into another roome, there you shall see
            What passeth; ift please you disclose yor minde
            I will performe what my weake skill can[n] doe
Sly         Ile lead the way
Poore       Ney pray Sr goe wee schollers love no complement
            Though wee cann vseit: he hath beene yor guide
            And you must followe
            Scaena 3ia  Enter Poore above  410
Poor        A swagerour doe you say one yt hates schollers
            Hee's none of your stage railours on the is hee?
Quicke      Inns of courtman that cann raile
Poore       I would he were a poet one that daubd
            Papers wth greasy lines, wch fall away
            From his hoggs head, as sweat doth fro his body.
            Both being excrements,of art, and nature.
            Such I doe knowe there are, & would faine meet wth
            Ide make the knowe theire mungrill nature could not
            Produce a word, lesse vicious then themselves,  420
            And if not borrowed from ye sacred springs.  [FOL. 27b]
            But tis to matter; Ile give them leave to envy
            What is beyond theire reach, but for yor creature,
            If I not bafle him in his proper humour
            He burne my bookes, and turne a lawyers clearke.
            But they are neere the doare you shall have sport.
            I must begonn  Exit
            [Sly] Quicke — worth cherishing —
            Scaena 4ta  Enter Poore
Trugull     what is t a hall
Poore       best our poore house hath 430
Tru         Pray whats your name
Hard        the gentlewoman minded
Poore       Doubt not but you shall well I like the man
            [That] He is a proper man[] yt will tempt much
            Besides grave, generous as it seems to mee
            Repleat wth worthy qualityes, & though rawe
            In Cupids ceremonyes, I must thinke
            A few instructions,will give him singular.
Hard        Doe you thinke soe Sr 440
Poor        Yes vndoubtedly
            I know hee's very apt: to bee a gull.
Snaile      Pray Sr lets see the gentlewoman
Poore       You shall Gaspar lead vp these gentlemen
            Vnto your mrs
Sly         I will
Poore       Stay you wth mee Sr
            Doe you inquire hir minde and bring hir downe
            The whilst wee wilbe busy Gaspar lead them.
Trugull     Must not I goe to must I not 450
Poore       Not yet
Trugull     and kisse and talke wth hir
Poore       Sr it is best first to have mediates FOL 28a
            Shee shallbee brought downe to you
Strange     speake lower
Poor        Pray Sr may I inquire your name and country
            [Tru: ————— of the name Ime sure]
Quicke      How say you goodman dawe
Poore       Tis a faire living Sr
Tru         But a faire living 460
Poore       A very rich one
            Trug:  ———— I cry you mercy
Poore       But Sr after what fashion would you woe
Tru         Why are there divers fashions
Poore       Very many Yes as in other things
            Soe wee're fantasticall in that, ney more.
            Your woer is or rampant or couchant:
            Your rampant woer, is an angry fellowe
            That beares downe all before him should yu heare him,
            You'de thinke hee were a souldier by his wounds.  470
            Heele sweare a woman in to love wth him.
            Or spend whole vollyes of his oaths in vaine.
            Though that doe seldome happen; for his thunder
            Battars theire fortresses vntill they fall
            Flatt downe before him.
            Trug:  —————Is it possible?
Poore       Sr very true your couchant is a creature
            Wch sighs and sobs out Hero & Leander,
            Or some more mournfull elegyes; and hee goes
            Alwayes crosse armed, to shewe his passions.  480
Tru         I wilbe that woer FOL 28b
Poore       Soe Sr but Ile instruct you soe effectually
            You shan't neede halfe yt passion. Let mee see
            You have a very perfect sperick eeye
True        Yes Ide be sory elce
Poore       And of congruous health
Tru         Yes I am very health full
Poore       Sr the better
            Your organs are more fitt; for I must teach you
            To fix your eye wth iudgement, on an obiect;  490
            And Ile give such a power vnto ye radiature
            Emitted from it yt shall strike hir
            More conqueringly then Cupids golden shafte.
            At the first sight you shall not speake to hir
            But heare are lines wch when shee ginns approach
            Ile desire you to reade, & you shall read the.
            Say often say you writt them in hir prayse.
            Trug: And they are none of myne ————
Poore       oh Sr the better
            You Imitate the gentile fashion  500
            They for the most part only live on others
            By borrowing of others, and shall you
            As well proportioned for a genltreman.
            As amongst them the best, not keep ye fashion?
Quicke      will raile on the whole world
Poore       How feare to ly then feare to live all creatures
            Doe live by lying
Tru         som live by standing
Poore       Indeede I am deceaved
            For some doe live by standing, yet they ly to. 510
Tru         It may bee soe
Poore       And to beginn wth gallants for nobility
            I durst not touch though they should spend themselves
            On waxen Images;
            Nor cleargy men though they should ly wth scripture.
            And vitiate [th] it to adulte[rate]ry.
            Have at your gallants, should they pay theire debts
            As they doe promise, I knowe some now flants
            In cloath of tyshue, yt would be as bare,
            As when they first sett foote vpon this land.  520
            These live by falsifying of theire dayes;
            Others by mating wth ye Cyty wives
            Schollers and lawyers doe' live by theire toungs
            And the best ground of schollers sophistry
            Wch you may call lyes; but your lawyers toungs
            Are strumpets ly wth all men yet they live by them.
            Your citty lying is so truly knowne.
            As I will not repeate it.
Stran       wth out cessation
Poore       But to goe forward shee hearing hir praise read 530
            Cann't choose but speake to you, out of hir words
            Then must you take occasion, and proce<a>de.
            If I had tyme Ide give you actions
            Wch should prove charmes, and drawe hir by ye eares,
            Despight all propased antydotes of deafnes.
Tru         and speake soe
Poore       You shall most potently yor eyes shall sparkle spread
            Such flames of love, as shee shall feare to stirr
            Least shee be scorched wth them, yor lips shall move.
            Such sphӕrelike harmony as you shall ravish hir.  540
Tru         for ravishing FOL 29b
Poore       No thinke not Ile vrge ought shalbe distastfull
Tru         Nay nay you shant deny it
Poore       Come good Sr
            Youle wrong mee much, for I have not deservd it.
Quicke      and it shalbe kept
Poore       But Sr I must confesse Ive laboured
            And donn you more good wth ye gentlewoman.
            Then cann this tenn tymes doubled procure mee.
            Yet since you offer it soe vnrequested  550
            I doe accept it as sufficient recompence.
            For all my labour, not because tis worth them,
            I like your will, farr better then the gift.
            Be mindfull that you wrap a ring ith verses.
Tru         Oh I meant that will not this serve
Poor        it will
Strange     Not very well
Poore       be ready they are coming
            Sr shall I heare them.
Tru         Attend for these are they Poore Sr I doe heare 560
Tru         That s for the ring
Poore       Sr these are very good
Tru         I would shee heard mee
Poore       Doe you vse this often
            Trug:  I would shee'de heard them read. —
Poore       Sr ift please you
            I will present them to hir.
Gill        Greater perfection to them
Poore       tickle hir wth prayse
            Tell hir theire good because theire end is good  570
            Wch is to prayse hir.
Hard        When comes hir vncle Sr
Poore       I did receave
            A letter wch assured tomorrowe night.  [FOL. 30a]
            This night heele visit ye great bed of ware
            Had hee a lasse of like dimensions
            Twould scarce conteine them.
            Hand. —— is hee soe burlye?
Poore       The northerne ale hath made him a Lucullus
            Hee's a meere man of fatnes, you must feede him 580
            And fee him well, if you expect ought from him
            He is desirous of a well greased fist
            As well as mouth or belly.
Hard        I was so rash
Poore       The end will croune it ioyfully be sure
            You'enquire not to much after hir portion:
            Twill vex himstrangely, bee not you to strickt,
            In asking forraine bills for ye performance,
            Twill hinder all your hopes, hee's very collericke
            And must be humour'd to the full, or elce  590
Hard        Hee s fire and toe I doe instruct you savingly
            Not aske her portion!
Hard        Of what hee promiseth P Yes you may enquire but
            not &cӕ
Poore       Hir fathers bond and his wilbe sufficient
            I give you Sr the worst and yet I thinke
            Hee'l[e] hardly trouble any to be bound
            Nor love that man wch shall distrust his honesty
Stran       I hee s now about it
Poore       Sr some small conference I de desire wth you 600
Snaile      Wth mee Sr very willingly
Poore       I must greive
            Soe good a man as you should be soe wrong'd
            As my art sayth you are.Would that wrong'd mee.
            And that my house should be soe much vnhappy
            As to detaine you from yor home th<i>s tyme
Snaile      I have lost nothing have I Sr FOL 30b
Poore       A rare iewell
            S<na>ile  I ever had ————
Poore       Sr tis your wife I meane 610
Snaile      Not gonn Sr is shee
Poore       Hir honour hath left hir for shee hath left
            To bee an honest wife, you knowe on Medle?
            Snaile:  ————————————— my good cu[ ]stomer.
Poore       Hir honour hath left hir for shee
            T should seeme soe he hath go[od]tt yor best ware Sr
Snaile      I nere wrongd you
Poore       nor ere mistrusted him
Snaile      No on my life
Poore       nor wife I knowe it well 620
            Sir hye you home; if you now meet not wth him.
            He give you such instructions as you shall
            In ye named place at further tyme, meanwhile
            I knowe a gentleman whom he hath wrongd
            Will give his best indeavour, to finde out
            The tyme, & to prevent him if you please.
            Sr I will send the gentleman to morrowe.
Strange     to what you please
Poore       Sr I will send the gentleman to morrowe
            That shall intrap him.  630
Snaile      indeede shee told mee soe
Poore       Pray Sr be patient heare
Snaile      I pray you Sr remember mee
Poore       Be sure I will and send the gentleman to morrow morne
            By [that ]eight o'th [ ] clocke.
Snaile      heele deale honestly
Poore       If you mistrust him one you shall thinke faythfull
            Choose to this office, I but offer Sr,
            Tis in your will to'accept
Snaile      Be not to credulous I did thinke 640
Poore       fy fy FOL 31a
            blaze not your owne discredite, tis tomuch
            You know't your selfe.
Snaile      but are you sure tis true
Poore       I would I were not
Hard        Tomorrowe night he comes
Poore       yes yes tomorrowe
Tru         wee shalbe married
Poore       I doubt not but you shall
Hard        you sha nt soe suddenly 650
Poore       Are you not yet adultus
Tru         what doe you meane
Poore       not yet of age
            Trug:  ———— yes that I hope I am
Poore       Will you then suffer Sr such contradiction
            Lett them determine of you appoint tymes?
            Trug:  Nay and I will to ——————
Poore       Oh Sr been t to feirce
            He is your vncle, you doe owe some duty
            Or at the least respect————————  660
Hard        A second father to him
Poore       You must be rul e d but not to much oreruld
Tru         Ile warrant you
Poore       Sr Heele bee gonn ere this be not to violent
            Vpon your wife inquire out secretly.
Hard        bee his continual rendez vouz
Poore       A and reason
Gill        I must continue Mrs Change
Poore       They heare
            You must, a iustice of peaces daughter,  670
            Ith north at least
Quicke      did you feare us
Poore       Not as Snaile feares meddle to morrowe morne
            You must to him, hee will initiate you
            Him selfe in to acquaintance wth his wife
            If you shall neede my counsell, Ile instruct you  [FOL. 31b]
            How to behave yourselfe in information
Quicke      to much I feare
Poore       no hee must bee inraged
            You must add to his fury and augment it  680
Quicke      Vpon ye least distastfull word
Poore       and lett him
            Nay if hee be an angry boy weele deale wth him
            And fright him from his roaring humours, wee
            Cann talke, bristle, and vaunt, as well as hee.
            Actus 3ij scӕna 2da
Poore       What cheaters did heesay
Sly         that was the word
Poore       And couldst thou suffer it goe thou rt a gull 690
            & that huge bulke of thyne those giant limbs
            Conteine not any sparkeof man wthin them.
            Sdeath had I heard him he should have found I had
            A thunder in my hand Iove in my voyce
Sly         and sayth vs cheaters
Poore       Pish tis a puny oneeasy to performe
            Ile have a duble or a <no> revenge
            Vppon my life I think<e> [t] thou wouldst confess
            Vs cheaters should a man inquire of thee.
Sly         Wee are noe better 700
Poore       I thought this thou lyest
            What ere of cheating's in mee it is thyne:
            Thou didst intice, coniure mee by our wants
            Didst force me too't when I god knowes was minded
            Never to suffer more in this vild world.
Sly         But how much in ye insuing
Poore       Doe not vex mee
            By all good things I vowe, and will performe it
            If ere I learne, yt alike worde be spoken
            Thou hearing, suffering it, I will abiure thee;  [FOL. 32a]
            Leave thee vnto thy selfe & spoile thy hopes  711
            Sly  You may doe as you please ———————
            Poore  [G] ——— goe to Virginia
            To the Bromoodoes, or elce hire my selfe
            Vnto the Northwest passage; if these faile:
            Turne Poet stageplayer or anything,
            rather then live wth thee, Ile sell my selfe
            Vnto a Iewe or worse, an english vserour
            Whom have I cheated? only Ive sold Hard
            Fishd my young gallant Trugull vexed Snaile  720
            Intic'd my Strange to poetrie, thats poverty:
            Wch hee shall surely feele prevented Medle
            Drawne blood from Quicke, or at the least will draw it
            What act mongst these deserves ye name of cheating
            Ist not to gett from vserours charitable?
            And to lett him bee wise, yt is not cousned
            Whome nature made a foole is against nature
            To lett men knowe when others doe them wrong
            Is a great Iustice, and worth recompence.
            And to make him a poet that would bee one,  730
            Is att the most but to fullfill his vowes.
            What to prevent a lawyer since theire knowne
            To circumvent all others, but meere equity?
            And to take vengeance on who doe defame vs,
            Soe it bee noble, is allowed to vs
            by Martiall lawe, whome have I cheated now
            Whom have I cheated now, or against whom
            Have I intended more, then may bee donn?
Sly         their end maks actions good FOL 32b
Poore       Tis true my Sly I m in apparrell well 740
            Sufficient for a petty gentleman
            Where is thy rapier ?
Sly         What do est thou intend
Poore       What cannst thou guesse
Sly         Not well
Poore       then aske not for thou shalt not knowe
            Wher ist —————————
Sly         above
Poore       If Quicke doe chance come hither
            Stay him till my returne wch shalbe suddaine.  750
            If heele not stay will him, not goe to Snailes
            Till I may speake wth him, Gill bring down ye rapier
            If Trugull come lett Gill and hee be private,
            If hee be earnest, lett him presse hir his.
Gill        spirit on his bankes
Poore       Take heede my Dousabell vnto your docke
            Looke not to my affaires; take heede yor Trugull
            Bee not to hard for you hees a lusty knave
            Cann pitch his barr well, shoote his shaft arright
            And pay you home my Gill; hee cann ifayth.  760
Gill        That shalbe tryed
Poore       bee wary and doe well
            Prepare yor selfe vnto yor part anon  Exit.
            Actus 3ij scӕna 3ia
Med         wish hee had not inquired Enter Poore disguisd
Poore       Oh Mr Medle I have sought you Sr
            In all your places of retreat.
            Me[l]d  —  [—] Vnto what end Sr
Poore       Wee are private heare
            Now I will give it you, you knowe one Quicke  770
            An envious raskall one that laboureth
            That seeketh causes to defame all men
            And if they want his wil's sufficient  [FOL. 33a]
            For hee defames them; and vniustly iust
            Beginns wth his owne intimates; this vild wretch
            Hath quite supplanted all yor hopes at Snailes
Med         may bee supplanted Poore Nay lett it not seeme strange I know yor hopes
            Your more then hopes your much assurance there
            Of his wives love, know all occurrances.  780
            And come to tell you yt you are abused
            By this same Quicke, who hath, I knowe not how,
            But sure it was by some sinister meanes
            Found first you lov'd & after whom you loved.
            Who hath (to what intent I doe not knowe)
            Yet sure hee did intend to wrong you by it
            Reveal'd the privacy of your love vnto
            Hir husband who now truly iealous
            Hath giv'n in charge to one of's trusty freinds.
            That if you chance to come thither hee should  790
            Much circumspectly watch your haviour
            The manner of your language to his wife
            And farther yt hee should bee certified
            Of your approach wch how suspiciously
            Heed take, the very premisies demonstrate.
            Your perill may bee much too, hee is desperate,
            And I doe thinke will hardly brooke to see you
            Wthout much fury,wch though you esteeme not;
            Yet poore gentlewoman. —————
Med         Advise mee for ye best sr 800
Poore       trust mee I will
            First be reveng'd on Quicke, & if you cann
            Make him confess that only enviously
            He scandald you for some small wrong you did him.  [FOL. 33b]
            Then you devise some other means besides
            How to confirme hir honesty
Med         your name I pray sr
Poore       change a Yorkeshireman
Med         Sr I am much indebted to you r lov e
Poore       and I will study asside 810
            How you shall pay ­oh Sr humanity
            Commaunds this office
Med         Stronglier knitt betweene vs
Poore       Sr I desire it may wch to continue
            He give you intelligence, for I am ye man
            Snaile hath appointed as hir overseer
Med         I thanke you
Poore       When you would speake wth mee send to Poor s house
            The scholler, I shall heare of it, the tyme
            Will not afford mee farther leisure now  820
            Sr fare yow well.  Exit
            Actus 3ij scӕna 4ta
Wife        occasion to vnsluce them Enter Poore
Snaile      to whom should I give credite
Poore       To them yt you thinke best deserve it Sr
            What place commaunds shee in your credulous heart,
            That hee should force beleefe against your wife
            Shee may be chaster then the mourning aire
            Purg'd by the sunn of vitiating mists.
            But yet there is a shrewd suspition  830
            Much frequent in your freinds, they think not soe
            Ile vowe, Ive heard him say yt he hath knowne hir,
            But yet how [vn]truly 'tis vnknowne.
Wife        My duty to you
Poore       your knowledge I desire
            Sr I doe greive, I chose soe sad a tyme
            For the beginning of acquaintance, but  [FOL. 34a]
            I hope it shall continue wth more ioy.
            This is your fault Sr, you are to vnkind,
            Vnto soe sweete a wife.  840
Snail       Be very long
Poore       Sr Ile performe it zealously
            I would be private wth you Mrs ——
Wife        Bee privat wth mee
Poore       I have strong occasions
Dry         wth hir privatest counsell
Poore       Then I dare like wise you knowe Medle
Wife        True
Poore       And he hath blabd it
Wife        as you meane 850
Poore       Oh to to truly
Wife        What durst ye villaine say soe
Po          P Positively
Wife        And soe Ime knowne
Poore       By him for hee perceaving
            You now begann neglect him, likewise knowing
            Your love wa[ll]s fully fixed on Quicke, did thinke
            No better way to secure you his owne
            Then by revealing your intended love
            Wch hee hathfully donn; the other to  860
            Not knowing freelyer to settle you
            In your newe love, then by displacing Medle;
            Hath striven wth great effect to yt performance
            Thus have they laboured to supplant each other
Wife        But only I have be e ne tript vp
Poore       most true
            Whilst they reioyce in theire high enterprise
            And thinke theire wits much good ————
Wife        Ile be revenged FOL 34b
Poore       You must that Ile performe 870
            I thinke I have allready ——
Dry         Vpon my life
Poore       You shall not finde mee otherwise
Wife        Your love shal bee rewarded
            Poore  — wth your I hope
            That is my only ayme
Dry         deserve to have it
Poore       And I will keepe it warely by this
            Your envious lovers may bleed each by other
Wife        I shall reioyce 880 Poore Tis like they will
Dry         no matter lett them sinke
Poore       If not Ile soe provide your honour shall
            No whitt be impeached
Wife        Then I shalbee vnspotted
Poore       not knowne otherwise
Wife        be holding to you Sr
Poore       Now shall my ignoramus and young witt
            Knowe they have found a scholler yt can iearke ye.
            Who have wee heare my gull & Gillian 890
            What intend they trowe?
Tru         And you Sr
Poore       I returne your complement
            Wth ye like wish to you, & yt faire gentlewoma
Wife        Ile give my indeavour
Poore       And doe not you vse to carreine your selfe
            What fucus have you daubd your face wth , ha ?
            Thinke you Ile have you vse theise plasterings
            And outgoe snakes in monthly casting skinns
Tru         Theide looke like eels for all ye world 900
Poore       Spraule soe
            And be more slipery as they are. but sr,  [FOL. 35a]
            I hope you not intend hir for your wife
Tru         Beleiv t Sr but I doe
Poore       beleive t you must not
Tru         Ile aske hir
Poore       You shall not need for I cann certify you
            I have reserved hir for my selfe.
Tru         be cousned of my wife
Poore       How Srrah cousned such an other word 910
            And Ile lopp of a limbe send you to' the' spittle
            There to condole your losse. Srrah if your eares
            The want of them I mean cann move you ought
            Let mee not heare another word but give hir mee.
Tru         Sr I doe love my eares and feare myeares
            It were a prety toy to gett hir from mee
Poor        Are my words toye
Tru         Ile try what you cann doe
            Marry and shall  trips him vp.
            Soe sr you see now in what plight you are  920
Tru         doe not hurt mee
Poore       On the conditions yt I shall propose
            You are your owne man shee likewise your wife
            You shall give mee to hundred pounds to right
            My wrongs.
Tru         but trust mee sr yts somewhat hard
Poore       Doe not deny it for if you doe by this
            Not forty kicks, not 20 luggs by th'are 930 As many tweaks by the nose, your fower foreteeth
            A little finger shall not save your life
            At least a maine limbe.
Wife        For my sake a lesse ransom
Poore       Your commaund
            I must obay, it shalbe but a hundred.  [FOL. 35b]
            And heare you [brin] leave it wth yor tutor Poore
            Be sure you faile not, if you doe you knowe.
Tru         W when shall I carry it
Poore       This night I knowe yu cann whĕ it please you 940
Tru         I will Sr
Poore       Gill how goe things at home
Gill        will vnto him
Poore       Why this is admirable past my wish
            I will home instantly. nay since you will not,
            Goe take hir to you, shee is your's but knowe
            Your vncle and your sire shall heare of it
Gill        into a di vell
Poore       You have yor tounge at liberty tis your owne 950
            B<u>t you ere long shall wish you'de tyed it vp
            Mrs I take my leave you are revenged
            The rivals doe bleed each by others sword.
Wife        heare againe ere long
Poore       I am bound to it youngster fare you well
            Keepe your word duly, or: no more but[doe] keep it.
            And you my quondam betroathd, I will leave you
            But knowe, the divill, will fly love as ye sea
            As ships doe saile two wayes wth the same [m] winde
            Soe woemen leave and take wth ye same minde  960
            Actus 4ti scӕna 1ia
Badg        and forsake his blewe trash Enter Poore
Poore       This is Quickes lodging and he hath been heere
Badg        The cheating scholler
Poore       This concearnes mee much
            Ime glad I heard of this, God save you Sr
Badg        And you if you be worth it
Poore       you have beene wth Mr Quicke
            Wth Mr Quicke I pray you sr how fares hee
Badg        I wont tell you FOL 36a
Poore       Sr I came from your Mr 971
Badg        My Mr
Poore       Yes Your name is Badger is it not e n t it
Bad         wth mee from my Mr
Poore       Sr I was coming to you to this lodging
            To knowe how the owner doth that if hee have
            Required ought [b]of you from yor Mr, you should
            Give mee the the message, you ye whilst should goe
            To Medle, whom if you found dangerous
            Then certifye him, Quicke is dead wherby  980
            Hee may fly more securely
Badg        Faithfully and earnestly
Poore       As you would your selfe
Badg        he doth demaund Badg gives him ye Ire
Poore       Iff I cann gett it as I hope I shall
            You neede not doubt
Badg        then fare you well
Poore       Ile gull you he opens ye Ire
            This day is like to prove a very rare one
            I never look'd for this, it came vnhoped  990
            Fifty good pound tis well, it soundeth great
            Flush in these slops; but I must not deferr.
            Things falling out soe fittly I must take
            All the occasions yt the tymes cann make.
            Actus 4ti Scӕna 2da
            ———— Sly.  ————— would it had beene a hundred.  Enter
Hard        I am not quite cheated
Poore       But you may chance to feele a new relapse
            Sr I would speake wth you —————— 1000
Stran       g you may
Poore       In privat FOL 36b
            Th'affaires are vrgent, Mr Quicke your freind
            Commends his best love to you, wth this letter
            Twill give you his full minde and his desire
St          how fares hee Sr
Poore       In good plight but that feare of Medle s death
            Doth make him feare his life, but hee well hopes
            By yor assistant love, to avoyd all
            Those daungers wch as yet doe seeme to presse him  1010
Strang      why came not my knave
Poore       Sr He intreated him to visit Medle
            And learne ye hopes or feares conceivd of him.
Sly         fare you well good brother
Poore       Pray Sr commend mee to your kinsman trugull
            Tell him one Change expecteth him
Sly         Is your name Change
Poore       Yes my great man of worship
            My Sly changd to a <hee> bosse to a swod
            What, hast thou quilted thy faind gutts wth gold,  1020
            Cramb'd them wth baggs? ————
Sly         of my neice Gillian
Poore       That was a maine one how my Gogmagog
Sly         When it is donn Ile tell you howe
Poore       what doubtfull
            Nay then I have out strip't thee, I did cause
            Those two to fight, and for my better vengeance
            Have gott this fifty pound, wch Quicke doth borrow
            Of my True strange. an other hundered
            [My] Gills Trugull will bring into I expect him,  1030
            And I have future hopes of ampler bootyes
            Wch my lawe lover, scholler hating Medle
            Shall yeeld vs, I will soke him and exhaust him
            Exantlate, pumpe out, and drawe dry hisbaggs  [FOL. 37a]
            Wee play for whole baggs wee'r no puny sharks
            That venter to bee trust vp for the nipping
            A bung fraught wth no more then a scotch marke
            None of your Gipsyes, that prole napery
            Wth shirts and smocks, no pidlers,wee doe deale
            In wholesale wee, yett doe not feare a noose  1040
            A ginn to lift vs vp: lawe cann't condemne vs
            To further pennance then our eares cann satisfy
Sly         Tookest thou this shape
Poore       to that is perfected
            Revenge, but stay hee comes lett vs fall of
Stran       you may tell t please it you
            Poore  It shall not need, Sr I dare trust yor word
            If you'le confirme it right
Stran       Let mee inquire yor name
Poor        my name is change 1050
Sly         as I knowe
Poore       I should have gloried to have beene admitted
            Into soe grave a consanguinity
Sly         And lett vs see you often
Poore       I shall trouble you
Sly         quaffe drunke wth all
Poore       I take my leave
Sly         To my freind
Poore       I shall Exit
            Actus 4ti scӕna 3ia  1060
            Sna[]ile  —— sr shee is mine.  Enter Poore
Med         acquitt wth my deniall
Poore       What wth a mischeif make they heere or I
            This was no fitt tyme for my action
            I must turne honest fate will have it soe.  [FOL. 37h]
            Yet He not loose my booty, ile attempt it
            And venter gainst loves thunder.
Med         may give some ayde oh freind
Poore       Why Sr your freind
            I am but will not seeme soe. your'r a villaine.  1070
            Have wrong'd a matron yt deserves the stole
            For hir strong chastity wth the name of bad.
Wife        Peace
Poore       Doe not I knowe yt you did bribe ye scholler
            (I have learn't all theire trickes, & will perforce,
            Despight theire pollicy turne the on themselves,)
            To suggest hir false to hir to credulous husband
            Wth Quicke, and yt [h<e>e] Quicke did outbribe him, soe
            To make more easy way to worke hir false
            Is not this true? deny it?  1080
Med         You dare not proove t this
Poore       oh frontlesse impudence
            What cann afford more truth to my inditement
            Then his even staggering toung in his owne cause
            Hee falters, faints, growes weake []to excusation.
Snaile      receave this guilt soe pronely
Poore       Oh Sr sufficient reason since h hath tried
            Hir much inpregnable to all his slights
            Hee would accuse hir. and no way soe strongly
            As when hee would give crime vnto himselfe  1090
Snaile      Then your crime was great
Poore       A new vnheard of one
Snaile      And greater love
Poore       It must bee soe you ve wrongd them To Med
            You must if tyme doe graunt deserve hir pardon]
Med         That I may merit it
Poore       No no you cannot
            There is a death attends you will prevent it.  [FOL. 38a]
Med         but cann t I fly it
Poore       You shall lett that suffice no signe of joy 1100
Snaile      In that nam e st i le towards mee
Poore       You looke to fix dly
            Vpon this coulour, wch will dull yor sence
            Of apprehension; and make mee see <m>e other
            Then what I am. I yeeld I closd wth him
            Why this sole end wch I did still propose
            Cann give sufficient reason: my intent
            Of coming hither was to free your iealousy.
            To give you this chast comfort you now finde
            Or elce to fix hir in perpetuall shame  1110
Snaile      I still doe thinke soe
Poore       Shall still thinke true
            Whilst you continue in that fayth, inquire
            Of that ill tempting scholler, if you finde him
            A little differing in my maine of truth
            Sepose mee from the number of your freinds
Snaile      why doth hee feare death
Poore       That Quicke wch caused your passion by him is not
Wife        much daunger may succeed
Poore       Much losse must followe I even feare to death 1120
Med         I thanke you fare yow well
Poore       How pretily shee doth desire his death
            But I will hope more prosperous event
            Then your ill boading minde suggests to you.
            For lettmee tell you, I doe knowe ye man
            Cann force the rugged lawe vnbend hir browe
            And fetch a smile from a more easy power;
            Wch shall givehir morecheerfull countenance.
            Then is hir genuine, vpon faire tearmes.  [FOL. 38b]
            For honied speach, is an availing sacrifice;  1130
            But when a golden offring is prepar'd
            You may expect not meane successe, what though
            Philosophers have vrged that theire gods
            Were more delighted wth ye givers minde
            Then wth the glory of the haust was offred?
            Yet had not men suppos'd them more accepted
            They would have fitted humbler to theire altars.
            Spare not a free hand & strike highest powers—
            Theire sure ones yt I trust to, yes soe sure
            As should they wth strong hand, force man and wife  1140
            To seperation, soe to gaine a freind
            A female one I meane; murder the opposers
            Venter the mine of a state, and plott
            To take away competitours, they might doe it
            Securely, and detected, be vnblam'd
            Att least vnpunished
Med         much easily obtained
Poore       Wthout much difficulty
            But you must thinke yt in externe affaires
            Theile not soe strongly labour wthout hope  1150
            Of future benefitt.
Med         blood and spirit away
Poore       Your life I will secure mee on myne owne
            If wee conclude agreementfor what summ
Med         Being your creature
Poore       Sr prepare the summ
            Against I bring you life ——
Med         I shall what is it
Poore       An easy one I dare venter it for 200
Med         vnlesse my tombe FOL 39a
Poore       These sacred meditations strongly fitt 1161
            Men given to observance of true virtue;
            But thinke not only, of your last good Sr.
            For there are many mediates wch require
            Some like respect wth that.
Med         Who have longhope to escape that
Poore       then wth you
            For heere is that will give you lives assurance
            For this crime
Med         Have you a pardon Sr 1170
Poore       probatum est
            And Sr wthout compelling articles
            Your will is theire desire, what you shall please
            Wilbe sufficient vnto the acceptedly.
Med         a deniere from it
Poore       Your hand wilbe to liberall they procurd it
            Wth a small easy breath.
Med         And then at last hardly obtainde
Poore       tis true
            I will accept for them, what you shall please  1180
Med         and Ile deliver it
Poore       I will the waight of my deserts how strong
            It is how forcible this benefitt?
            When should his coyne bee wth my pardon layed
            In a true ballance myne would bee outwaigh'd,
            Tost in to aire; What I receave I gett
            Giving him for his sterling counterfett
            Wth wch [hee]sIme well appayde, hee is well pleasd
            Hee that hath to much may of some be eas<ed>.
            Exit  1190
            Actus 5ti scӕna ia  [FOL. 39b]
Badg        Slid heare comes somebody Ente Poore
Badg        you shal bee mett wth sr
Poore       I must now doffe this covert of my villainye
Quicke      I must thanke thee for thy words have been
            An ample gaine to mee, and Badger to
Badg        A sees mee not trowe doth hee
Poore       thou hast binn
            A great ayde to mee, I must give thee thanks.
Badg        when you knowe all 1200
Poore       How evesdropt
Badg        Hee hath not the same beard
Poore       Ile wash and shave you and yor greasy blewcoat
            My serving <d>onn I will; but I must forgoe
            This fifty pound now I am caught wth it.
            Twill make a deepe hole in my summs, a la<n>ke
            Wch all my letting out cann nere make full.
            I would some taylour would instruc tme fairly
            To patch vp this misshapen sute againe
            And give it wth out bracke. Well I [will keep] Ie not looseit.  1210
            But yett to loose my vncle were worse ill
            Let it prove how it will Ile venter it
            Abide the hazard of it. Ile tosse fairly
            To scape, fortune must be my opposite
            If I doe loose it.
Badg        A mischeife on your muttering chops
Poore       Have at you
            I left it heare, and I must search it out.
Badg        but not soe well
Poore       True for the savour s worse 1220
Badg        As thinn a roome asmay bee
Poore       I remember
            Twas on this side Llayd it; what have I heare
            What is it turn'd into a baskett hilt
            And threadbare blewe coate, twas agood exchange  [Fol. 40a]
            For him that made it; vm, maynot the snake
            That cast the skinn be found heare, nor ought elce ?
            Nay ile search furder; oh you michingraskall
            What have I found you? You shall pay for it.
            The raskall was crept vp into a mousehole  1230
            And lay as close as a hedge hogg: what freind Badger?
Badg        I even the same Sr
Poore       What makst thou heare now
Badg        And and
Poore       What what then
Badg        you doe knowe his humour And I dare not venter
Poore       What
Badg        till his anger spast
Poore       Tis well were not thy parents puritanes
Badg        W why doe you aske 1240
Poore       Did they not teach thee for to pray extempore
Badg        But when they went to them
Poore       did they not hum and ha
            When they were gravelld
Badg        yes perchance they did
Poore       And when thou wert gott
Badg        I don t remember that
Poore       Mee thinks they should it seem s innate to thee
            But thou'st reduced it better to thy art
            Of lying; I doe knowe your busines mungrill  1250
            Your sett to spy my noble trencher man
            You've waited all this while but for small cheare
            An howers attendance had beene better giv'n
            For but a head of garlicke, see you this steele?
            Ile make you munch a peice of't if yu swear not  [Fol. 40b]
            As I shall vrge, but if you sweare looke heare
            Crounes you mad raskall.
Badg        Then I will sweare
Poore       tis well sayed but this place
            Is no fitt one for quarrels,will you sweare?  1260
Bad         Since I am forced I will
Poore       thou shalt no furder
            Then I allready have: you shall conceale mee.
            Not give him notice, that I was ye factour
            Who tooke vp fifty pound on Quicks behalfe
Badg        Why by this hand I wont
Poore       What doe you equivocate
            And sweare by your leffe hand whe you mean to write it?
            Sweare you by both your hands
Badg        by my both hands 1270
Poore       nor either of them
Badg        ne neither
Poore       Nor your tounge
            In word or signe you shall make any way:
Badger      No way by signes or tokens
Poore       this thou swearst
            thy sword hilts, for thats the hardest oath
            I cann now force thee to.
Badg        I doe sweare this
Poore       Wthout reservances 1280
Badg        I from my heart
Poore       Then heare my noble skincker heare is gold
            Twill give thee freise in stead of thy blew coate.
            Twill give thee gaudyes, thou mayst cram thyselfe
            Wth kicksh<a>wes now, as long as this shall last
            Whilest this resplendant substance shall remaine
            Wthin ye repleat body of thy purse.
            This hath sufficient spirit, centinell.  [FOL. 41a]
            Twill give thee douszens, more then perfect summs
            They shall exceed the prӕdicament's best number  1290
            And the 3 principals: three shall not bee all.
            Twill make thee looke, like a Claridiano
            Till it hath made thee a hebitated Zoophyton.
Badg        wth your conjuring tearmes
Poore       Fare well good badger I have other busines
            I should bee more intent to.
            Actus 5ti scӕ 2da  (Poore sitts at his study)
Sly         and ready in that art I would faine h ear e him 1300
Stran       Heare a lector from you
Poore       Most willingly though Ime not we ll provided
Sly         Wee will expect the lesse
Poore       Ile give you breifly
            The texture of a speechfull composition.
            When the infernall h<e>lbread shades of night
            The hate of Phoebus, and the scorne of light
            A're forc'd to theire darke cells, choyce spirits arise
            From theire dull easyes frightlesse lethargyes.
            My spirits are not fresh, the subiect's mourning  1310
            Aurora wane, first the etymology
            The golden hower, when Phoebus first displayes
            Vnto the ioyed world his more ioyfull rayes
            Now amplyfy it fro the propertyes
            Extract's the vapours, from the thickned aire
            Expels' the sadnes, gives it subtile, rare.
            The effects doe followe wch our bodyes have
            And wch our minds, externe and interne these  [FOL. 41b]
            Our blood our nerves receive like purity
            That from the aire, wee from the purged sky  1320
            Should we dampd [aires] nights polluted aire still breath
            As wee receivd life wee should drawe in death.
            But being cleansed by that sacred fyre
            That aire feeds life blest life, our best desire
            Now for the operation in our minds.
            What ofspring of high witt, birth of rare art
            Wch from this tyme doth not acquire cheife part.
            I should proceede to prove this by connexion
            The mourning salutations were calld holy
            Amongst the Romans, then wee may surmise  1330
            Those studyes holy that wth Sol doe rise.
            For then there is a greater sympathy
            Betwixt the stars and vs, they stand more nye
            To eloquence, and helpe more or theorie.
            Now should be some proportioned inductions
            To prove that tyme most apt to meditation.
            Then follow individuall examples
            Of such as have vsed it these must be sett downe
            In grave words, full and sounding; well connected
            Agreeing in theire sence, and these not vulgar.  1340
            Hyperb<o>lyes sometymes, then Metaphors
            These now wthout coniunction, though not often.
            Yet bearingstill relation on, to other.
            Now vse an iteration, speake w<o>rds twice.
            But lett them still bee increasing, and ascend
            Not falle to flatly, soe heare are instructions
            Such as the tyme, and my weake braine cann give  [FOL. 42a]
Quicke      how to composea speech
Poore       Not any one
            As I remember doth sett these downe fully.  1350
            Some heare some theare, I have collected, not
            sucking my hony from one only flower.
            But From [the] best fountaines Aristotles rheth'ricke
            Tully in 'his oratory, from Quintilian.
            Badg  —————— doe you meane
            Poore  [E] ———— No badger no .
            Ex M Fabij Quintiliani institutionibus.
Badg        by fifty pound
Poore       Yes Sr some fewe affaires calld mee abroad
            And force'd mee bee lesse diligent, then I would  1360
            But now theire ended, I shall give attendance
            More amply to you.
Quicke      tis best
Poore       that s the best way to thrift indeed where is your neice
Sly         a dodkinn wth my will
Poore       You were to much obdurat then to hard
            You may spoile all hir possibilityes
            Such great extreames force naught but desperatiõ
Quicke      for your great labours
Poore       Sr if my best indeavours could deserve them 1370
            I should account them, very strong reward.
            Sr my desire of gaine is not soe stupid
            As is your common pedants, yet no ambition
            Hath grow'ns oe much [vp] on mee as I should covett
            A meerely nominall opinion
            Oh affectation is a cloudy vayle
            Wch hidst the solidst, of our soules perfections. [FOL. 42b]
            Or at the least doth hinder hir free workings
            Quic: [ ———— ] of your free soule ——
Poore       Sr I proffesse an essence 1380
            Wch should as perfectly bee knowne as bee.
            But since the wretched, vild esteeme of men.
            Doth give the best of men but meere selfe lovers
            If they esteeme themselves, I gratulate
            Your good coniecture, that you thinke mee free
            Whilst I doe knowe myselfe soe, fare you well Sr.
Stran       anon Ile make a second visitation
            You may expect mee ready to yor vowes
Badg        since today
Poore       Yes Badger if thoult give me ample thanks 1390
            That I've remembred thee soe well.
Badg        oh Lord Sr
Poore       Soe now they are gonn what wouldst thou my brave pufpast
            What wouldst thou wullsacke, whose inside is no better.
            Then 'a sheeps coate, ift bee of equall goodnesse
Sly         my wandring prince of troy
Poore       why thou shallt knowe
            I will rehearse my ephemerydes
            Myy dayly slights, since moondayes last meridies
            But thou must bee my subiect and my scӕnicke  1400
            To act mygulls in gloriouswise.
Sly         content
Poore       Weele first beginn wth strange
Sly         Heare I come
Poore       sound tr u mpetts heere our play begi nne s
Sly         and vitiated your muse
            Poore  ———— fy thou art out
            I am his true begott, legitimate.
Sly         b y making pallinodes FOL 43a
Poore       And thou wouldst live soe to well Ile instruct thee 1410
Sly         I would
Poore       but first you must putt of your fatnesse
            Pooets are leane and marc<e>lent
Sly         hir burden dead
Poore       Well thought of oh I have the finest lasse
            Have made the bravest conquest, purchase of hir.
            I hope none heare<s> Ile tell thee shee excels
            Man in's best property of looking vpwards
            Hir falling eyes give heaven full viewe.
Sly         no more deserving qualityes 1420
Poore       Such as your common women have shee s coy
            Yet wanton, shee cann laugh, and weepe, and laugh,
            And hould againe. shee hath an exquisite face
            And yet not painted wch is very rare.
Sly         transccends shee Gill
Poore       yes fayth in feature
            But Gill hir more in witt and haviour.
            And heere shee comes; what may <wee> wish yu ioy
            Of your good match?
Gill        That did indeavour cousenage 1430
Poore       How certainly
Sly         a rocke quite shipwrackt
Poor        It cannot bee none knowes vs but ourselves
            And wee or selves soe finally, as no humour
            Could give mee knowne vnlesse yor womans tounge.
            Yet Ive one refuge and, it is my last
            The very sanctuary of our safety
            As I supposse it yet, but prove that wanting  [FOL. 43h]
            I cannot guesse the consequent save ill
Sly         Lets know t 1440
Poore       ney much of ill must force yt from mee
Gill        And suffer a small hafling
Poore       oh I cannot
            But why what proiect, what event will followe?
Gill        I have revealed your disguise
Poore       how how
            Ime tangled in a cobweb that have scapd
            Snaires and strong engines able to prevaile
            Against a lion, if the fox were absent
            But now the ridle is confirm'd, a secret, 1450
            Is much to little for one only man.
            For two sufficient, but for three to much.
            Well goe thy wayes, old Gill, Ive knowne thy equals
            But bedlam kept them for they could not themselvs
            Wthin due compasse is your Trugull heare
Sly         what new shape may I take
Poore       Why turne a horse leech
            Thou mayst sucke blood securely in yt habit
            Somewhat Ile doe and labour for event
            Wch shall alone give knowledge what I meant.  1460
            Exit Actus 5ti scӕna 5ta
Sly         houle like sterved currs
Poore       For mee I am the obiect may they burst
            Conceale mee lett mee not bee knowne.
Sly         knowe you not Quick s death
Poore       Oh yt nothing moves mee I divulg d him dead
            For my owne private ends
Sly         And h e e is dead
Poore       Poets are prophets then I see how dead
            Amasement ceaseth mee, dead ? it cannot bee.  1470
            Why then a necke verse followes, oh my fate  [FOL. 44a]
            Woemenes best witt I see is extreame folly
            How free[] had I beene from this certaine ruine
            How practis'd in more ills, had not this hapned
            And flourishing in them? ist not possible
            That I may live vnknowne to Medle? tis
            And I will venter it, shake of these burrs
            Wth easy recompence of a little nap.
            You shalbee a phisition, I am sicke
            You make me daungerously sicke, but heare you  1480
            Ile not bee purged, you shall give me out [p<ur>g'd] sicke
            But not give inward sicknes. Ile no figgs.
Sly         As you shall please
Poore       I doe not like I doe no the humour Of your great guilty person ages s who to scape
            A lawfull death; that is death giv'n by'th lawe
            Will rather choose to dy, vnnaturally
            By theire owne guilty hands.
Sly         wth mature iudgement
Poore       Intreat Strange hither 1490
Sly         to prevent my labour
Poore       fittly
Strange     termes wth one consent
Poore       Sr lett mee crave your pardon I esteeme you
            A second parent to mee, removed by nature
            But one degree from it, you are my vncle
            I therfore will lay ope my worst acts to you,
            That you may veiwe them fully, as they are
            In theire owne essence: I have wrongd them all
            And giv'ne iust cause for this complaint, nay more  1500
            Wch most afflicteth mee, I have wrongd you
            [BLANK]  [FOL. 44b]
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Strange     by ch you did conceive mee soe FOL 45b
Poore       I shalbee knowne
            sufficiently heare after.
Sly         And putt it in to practise
Poore       I doe promise
            A like restraint from the vnciv<i>ll liberty
            Tyme and our ryoutous age doth prompt vs to
            Str:  ——— choakd wth recompence
Poore       Wee are deficient in ability 1510
Sly         stop d till cramm d
Poore       Since the whole summ of my continued actions
            Have been me<'>re tricks. Ile end them wth a tricke
            Ime sicke to death.
Strang      the reast Ile vndertake
Poore       Let them fly in
            Give mee a gowne and night capp
Sly         heare they are
Poore       Wheres your phisitions habits have yu termes
            Fustian will serve sufficiently curiosity  1520
            Will stand you in no steed, heere are no Criticks
Stran       Ile admitt them
Poore       Sr I am ready for them for some meale now
            To make a wh[ighte]ite man of mee & a sickly.
            Oh, oh, oh.
Sly         whats the disease
Poore       The epylepsye
Sly         The falling sicknes
Poore       I
Sly         And much good doe it you 1530
Poore       I hope it will
Sly         How didst thou knowe him for thy vncle
Poore       Strangly
            Some other tyme ile tell you; they are entring.
Tru         Made mee a gull FOL 46a
Poore       Oh oh oh I confesse
            That, [yo]u I have beene the cause, youve suffred wrong
Dry         agree to it shee gives him gold
Poore       Ime heartily sory for it I thanke my god
            He []hatth brought you hither, that I may  crave |hee  1540
            (falls downe
            Your pardons, I would my estate were able (in his fitt
            Sly  — present at, how cheare you?
Poore       Why well I thancke my maker fitt for heaven
            If these could be intreated to forgivenes.
            The remnants of what I have gott from you
            I will restore wth thanks to satisfy you
Stran       that Ile not vndertake
Poore       I thank you your careful lin my behalfe
Stran       In presence of these gentlemen 1550
Poore       there is one absent
            One Mr Medle, him I would faine speake wth
            Str<an>g  — whom you desirde to speake wth
Poore       I must intreat
            Your pardon for Ive wrongd you.
Med         Hard Tru wee doe to wch beare witnesse
Poore       Then thus I shake my sickenes of
            [Trugull  I for my loving spouse].
            [Poore  happily may you live.]
Med         why did you crave my pardon 1560
Poore       But wha Sr I craved
            But what I gave you, doe you knowe mee now?
            I am to all of you what you will but good.
Med         Is then my pardon counterfett
Poore       twas the best
            That I could give you; Ive no more from you
            Only the difference is I payd not for it  [FOL. 46b]
            An equall price.
Med         weele both have equall parts
Poore       tis fairely offred 1570
Sly         All thrive but my selfe
Poore       My gaine is thine for what remaines in bank
            Of our last getting shall restore thy state.
            And give thee means of trading, one ill fate
            Wee equally indured, fortunes sad frowne
            Wee shared betwixt vs, but it is my croune
            That as in worst of ill thou hadst a pt
            Soe of our [better] best state thou a sharer art
            This is the maine true freindship cann com[m<aun>]maund
            Yt  hopes and fears of freinds goe hand in hand  1580