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Daw. Did she say so; l’faith ?
Cler. Why what do you think of me, Sir John? Ål Sir Dauphine.
Daw. Nay, I believe you. Good Sir Dauphine, did she desire me to forgive her?
Dau. I assure you, Sir John, she did.
Daw. Nay then, I do with all my heart, and I'll be jovial.
Cler. Yes; for look you, Sir, this was the injury to you. La-Foole intended this feast to honour her bridal-day, and made you the property to invite the college ladies, and promise to bring her; and then at the time, The would have appear'd (as his friend) to have given you the flip. Whereas now, * Sir Dauphine has brought her to a feeling of it,
with this kind of satisfaction, that you shall bring all the ladies to the place where she is, and be very jovial; and there, she will have a dinner, which shall be in your name: And so disappoint La-Foole, to make you whole again.
Daw. As I am a knight, I honour her, and forgive her heartily.
Cler. About it then presently. Truewit is gone before to confront the coaches, and to acquaint you with so much, if he meet you. Join with him, and 'tis well. See, here comes your antagonist, but take you no notice, and be very jovial.
La-F. Are the ladies come, Sir John Daw, and
Daw. Yes, the ladies are come, Sir Amorous ! and my mistress is come, Sir Amorous : And we'll be very jovial, Sir Amorous ! Your servant, Sir Amorous !
[Exit Daw. La-F. Sir Dauphine! you are exceeding welcome, and honest mafter Clerimont. Where's my cousin ? Did you see no collegiates, gentlemen ?
Dau. Collegiates! do you not hear, Sir Amorous, how you are abus'd ?
La-F. How, Sir?
Cler. Will you speak so kindly to Sir John Daw, that has done you such an affront?
La-F. Wherein, gentlemen? Let me be a fuitor to you to know, I beseech you!
C'er. Why, Sir, his mistress is married to-day, to Sir Dauphine's uncle, your cousin's neighbour, and he has diverted all the ladies, and all your vi company thither, to frustrate your provision, and stick a disgrace upon you. He was here, vow, to have inticed us away from you too. But we told him his own I think.
La-F. Has Sir John Daw wrong'd me so inhumanly?
Dau. He has done it, Sir Amorous, molt maliciously and treacherously: but if you'll be ruld by us, you shall quit him i'faith.
La-F. Good gentlemen! I'll make one, believe it. How, I pray
? Dau, Marry, Sir, get me your pheasants, and your godwits, and your best mcat, and dich it in filver dishes of your cousin's presently, and say nothing, but clap me a clean towel about you, like a fewer; and bare-headed, march afore it with a good confidence ('tis but over the way, hard by) and we'll second you, where you shall set it o' the board, and bid 'em welcome to't, which shall few ’tis yours, and disgrace his preparation utterly: And for your cousin, whereas he should be troubled here at home with making welcome, she shall transfer all that labour thither, be a principal guest herfelf, and be honour'd, and have her health drunk as often, and as loud as the best of 'em.
La-F. I'll go tell her presently. It shall be done, that's resolved.
[Exit. Cler. I thought he would not hear it out, but 'twould take him.
Dau. Well, there be guests, and meat now; how shall we do for mufick ?
Cler. The smell of the venison, going thro' the street, will invite one noise of fidlers or other.
Dau. I would it would call the trumpeters thither.
Cler. They have intelligence of all feasts. Twenty to one but he have 'em.
Dau. "Twill be a most folemn day for my uncle, and an excellent fit of mirth for us.
Cler. Ay, if we can hold up the emulation betwixt Foole and Daw, and never bring them to expoftulate.
Dau. Tut, flatter 'em both, as Truewit says) and you may take their understandings in a pursenet.
Cler. See! Sir Amorous has his towel on already. Have you persuaded your cousin ?
Re-enter La-Foole. La-F. Yes, 'tis very feasible : She'll do any thing, she says, rather than the La-Fooles shall be disgraced.
Dau. She is a noble kinswoman. It will be such a device, Sir Amorous ! It will pound all your enemies' practices to powder, and blow him up with his own mine, his own train.
La-F. Nay, we'll give fire, I warrant you.
Cler. But you must carry it privately, without ang noise, and take no notice by any means.
Otter. Gentlemen, my princess says you shall have all her filver dishes, festinate : And she's gone to alter her tire a little, and go with you.
Cler. And yourself too, captain Otter.
Otter. Yes, Sir, I do mean it: But I would en-
shall do, captain Otter. La-F. My coufin will never consent, gentlemen.
Dau. She must consent, Sir Amorous, to reason.
La-F. Why, she says they are no decorum among ladies.
Otter. But they are decora, and that's better, Sir.
Dau. Where is your princess, captain ? Pray be our leader.
Otter. That I shall, Sir.
Scene changes to the house of Morose.
Morose, Epicæne, and Cutberd.