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'LL pheese you', in faith.
Host. A pair of stocks, you rogue !
Sly. Y’are a baggage; the Slies are no rogues. Look in the Chronicles, we came in with Richard Con. queror; therefore, paucus pallabris 2; let the world side : Sela.
* I'll pheese you,-) To pheeze
ho rogues.] That is, no
-- paucus pallabris ; ] Sly,
Cefa, i. e. be quiet. Theol.
Hoft. You will not pay for the glasses you have burst?
Sly. No, not a denier: go by, Jeronimo thy cold bed, and warm theel.
Hoft. I know my remedy; I must go fetch the Thirdborough,
Sly. Third, or fourth, or fifth borough, I'll answer him by law; I'll not budge an inch, boy; let him come, and kindly.
( Falls asleep 3 Go by S. Jeronimy, go to thy “ som, don't interrupt me, go, cold Bed, and warm thee. ) All • by ;” and, to fix the Satire in the Editions have coined a Saint his Allusion, pleasantly calls her here, for Sly to swear by. But Jeronymo. THEOBALD. the Poet had no such Intentions. 4- I must go fetch the Honda The Passage has particular Hu- borough. mour in it, and must have been Sly. Third, or fourth, or fifth very pleasing at that time of day, Borough, &c.] This corrupt But I must clear up a Piece of reading had país d down through Stage history, to make it under all the Copies, and none of the stood. There is a fustian old Editors pretended to guess at the Play, call'd, Hieronymo; Or, Poet's Conceit
. What an insipid, The Spanish Tragedy: which, I unmeaning Reply does Sly make find, was the common Butt of to his Hostess ? How do third, or Rallery to all the Poets of Shake- fourih, or fifth Borough relate to Speare's Time: and a Passage, Headborough? The Author inthat appear'd very ridiculous in tended but a poor Witticism, and that Play, is here humorously al- even That is loft. The Hotels luded to. Hieronyme, thinking would say, that she'll fetch a himself injur'd, applies to the Constable and this Officer the King for justice; but the Cour- calls by his other Name, a Thirdtiers, who did not desire his borough: and upon this Term Wrongs should be set in a true 8l, founds the Conundrum in his Light, attempt to hinder him Answer to her. Who does not from an Audience.
perceive, at a single glance, some Hiero. Justice, oh! justice to Conceit started by this certain Hieronymo.
Correction ? There is an Attempt Lor. Back; ---fee'd thou not, at Wit, tolerable enough for a the King is busy?
Tinker, and one drunk too. Hiero, Ob, is he fo?
Third-borough is a Saxun-Term King. Who is He, that inter- sufficiently explain'd by the Glof. rupts our Busines?
faries: and in our Siasute tooks, Hiero. Not I: Hierony- no farther back than the 28th
mo, beware; go by, go by. Year of Henry VIIIth, we find So Sly here, not caring to be it used to signify a Constable. dund by the Hostess, cries to her
THEOBALD. in Effect. Don't be trouble
Wind borns. Enter a Lord from bunting, with a Train.
Lord. Huntsman, I charge thee, tender well my
Hun. Why, Belman is as good as he, my Lord ;
Lord. Thou art a fool; if Eccbo were as fleet,
Hun. I will, my Lord.
warm’d with ale, This were a bed but cold, to fleep so foundly.
Lord. O monstrous beaft! how like a swine he lies! Grim death, how foul and loathsome is thy image!-Sirs, I will practise on this drunken man. What think you, if he were convey'd to bed, Wrapt in sweet cloaths ; rings put upon his fingers ; A most delicious banquet by his bed,
Brach, Merriman,] Sir T. I believe the common practice of Hanmer reads, Leech Merriman, huntsmen, but the present read. that is, apply fome remedies to ing may stand Merriman, the poor cur has his tender wall my bounds, joints fwelled. Perhaps we might Brach --- Merriman ---the poor read, barbe Merriman, which is cur is imboft.
And brave attendants near him, when he wakes ;
i Hun. Believe me, Lord, I think he cannot chuse.
Lord. Take him up gently, and to bed with him;
- mod. fy.) By modesty is meant moderation, without suffering our merriment to break into any excess.
And each one to his Office, when he wakes.
(Some bear out Sly. Sound Trumpets. Sirrah, go see what trumpet is that founds. Belike, fome noble gentleman that means, [Ex.Servant. Travelling some journey, to repose him here.
Re-enter a Servant. How now? who is it?
Ser. An't please your Honour, Players That offer Service to your lordship.
Lord. Bid them come near :
Enter Players. Now, Fellows, you are welcome.
Play. We thank your Honour. Lord. Do you intend to stay with me to-night? 2 Play. So please your Lordship to accept our duty*.
Lord. With all my heart. This fellow I remember, Since once he play'd a farmer's eldest fon : 'Twas where you woo'd the gentlewoman so well: I have forgot your name; but, sure, that part Was aptly fitted, and naturally perform’d.
Sim. I think, 'twas Soto that your Honour means ?. 1.ord. 'Tis very true ; thou didit it excellent: Well
, you are come to me in happy time, The rather for I have some sport in hand, Wherein your cunning can aslift me much.
! It was in those times the and a very facetious Servingcuftom of players to travel in man. Mr. Rowe and Mr. Pope companies, and offer their service prefix the Name of Sim to the at great houses,
Line here spoken; but the first 7 I think, 'twas Soto] I take folio has it Sinckio ; which, no our Author here to be paying a doubt, was the Name of one of Compliment to Beaumont and the Players here introduc'd, and Fletcher's Women pleas'd, in which who had play'd the Part of Suto Comedy there is the Character with Applause. of Soto, who is a Farmer's Son,
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