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Aur. My lord,
Piero. I present you
Fut. For my own part,
Adur. We dare not hinder
[Exeunt ADURNI, Piero, and FUTELLI. Aur. So leave the winter'd people of the north, The minutes of their summer, when the sun Departing leaves them in cold robes of ice, As I leave Genoa.--
Enter TRELCATIO, SPINELLA, and CASTANNA.
Now appears the object Of my apprenticed heart: thou bring'st, Spinella,
Piero. I present you, &c.] In the old quarto, this short valediction is broken in the midst, and Fut, inserted before the latter part of it. Fut. instead of Ful. should be placed before the next speech.
shadow's hench-boy.) A common expression in our old writers for a page; a state-attendant on courtor municipal officers.
4 Call me your
A welcome in a farewell—souls and bodies
Trel. I dare promise,
Cast. My sister shall to me stand an example, Of pouring free devotions for your safety.
Aur. Gentle Castanna, thou’rt a branch of good
Grown on the self-same stock with my Spinella.But why, my dear, hast thou lock'd up thy speech
your family! I take
s. And then to take the wreck of our divisions.] i. e. to enjoy the remnant of time which our separations have left us.
Trel. Blessings and health preserve you![Exit. Aur. Nay, nay, Castanna, you may hear our
counsels; A while, you are design'd your sister's husband. Give me thy hand, Spinella ; you did promise, To send me from you with more cheerful looks, Without a grudge or tear; 'deed, love, you did.
Spi. What friend have I left in your absence ?
Spi. Admit, sir,
Cast. And such conclusion, sister,
Aur. 'Tis truth, Castanna.
Spi. I grant it truth; yet, Auria, I'm a woman, And therefore apt to fear: to show my duty,
And not to take heart from you, I'll walk from
you, At your command, and not as much as trouble Your thought with one poor looking back.
Aur. I thank thee, My worthy wife! Before we kiss, receive This caution from thine Auria : first-Castanna, Let us bid farewell.
[Cast. walks aside. Spi. Speak, good, speak.
Aur. The steps Young ladies tread, left to their own discretion, However wisely printed, are observed, And construed as the lookers-on presume: Point out thy ways then in such even paths, As thine own jealousies from others' tongues May not intrude a guilt, though undeserv'd. Admit of visits as of physic forced, Not to procure health, but for safe prevention Against a growing sickness; in thy use Of time and of discourse be found so thrifty, As no remembrance may impeach thy rest. Appear not in a fashion that can prompt The gazer's eye, or holla, to report Some widowed neglect of handsome value: In recreations be both wise and free; Live still at home, home to thyself, howe'er Enrich'd with noble company; remember A woman's virtue, in her lifetime, writes The epitaph all covet on their tombs : In short, I know thou never wilt forget Whose wife thou art, or how upon thy lips
Thy husband at his parting seal'd this kiss.-
[Kisses her. Spi. Dear heaven! go, sister, go.
[Exeunt SPINELLA and CASTANNA. Aur. Done bravely, And like the choice of glory, to know mineOne of earth's best I have forgone
Aurel. Had I been
Aur. So the wrongs
adventures from thy counsels,-know, My wants do drive me hence.
Aurel. Wants! so you said, And 'twas not friendly spoken.
Aur. Hear me further.
Aurel. Auria, take heed the covert of a folly Willing to range, be not, without excuse, Discover'd in the coinage of untruths; I use no harder language. Thou art near Already on a shipwreck, in forsaking