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And all the pots and earthen pans in't va- When all your prophecies will not redeem you. nish'd :

(by the ears;

Wilt thou do one thing bravely? There was a single bullet and they together Pan. Any good I am able. You would have thought Tom Tumbler bad Pin. And, by thine own white hand, I'll And all his troops of devils

. (been there, swear thou’rt virtuous, 3 Towns. Let's to th' king,

And a brave wench. Durst thou but guide And get this gentleman deliver'd handsomely! me presently

[palace, By this hand, there's no walking above Thro' the same vault thou cam'st, into the ground else.

(by it, And those I shall appoint, such as I think fit? 2 Towns. By this leg (let me swear nimbly Pan. Yes, I will do't, and suddenly, and For I know not how long I shall owesi it), if truly. I were

Pin. I'd fain behold this prophet. Out of the town once, if I came in again

Pan. Now I have you,

[him, To fetch my breakfast, I will give 'em leave And shall bring you where you shall behold To cram me with a Portugal pudding. Come, Alone too, and unfurnish'd of defences; Let's do any thing to appease this thunder! That shall be my care: but you must not

betray me.

[slaves, rogues?

Pin. Dost thou think we're so base, such Enter Piniero and Panura,

Pan. I do not : Pin. Art sure it was that blind priest? And you shall see how fairly I'll work for

you. Pan. Yes, most certain; [ciful, Pin. I must needs steal that priest, steal He has provok'd all this. The king is merci- him, and hang him. (stranglé him! And wond'rous loving; but he fires him on Pan. Do any thing to remove his mischief; still,

Pin. Come, prithee, love!
And, when he cools, enrages him; I know it; Pan. You'll offer me no foul play?
Threatens new vengeance, and the gods' The vault is dark.
fierce justice,

sia; Pin. 'Twas well remember'd. When he but looks with fair eyes on Armu

Pan. And you mayWill lend him no time to relent. My royal But I hold you honest. mistress,

Pin. Honest enough, I warrant thee. Sh' has entertain'd a Christian hope.

Pan. I'm but a poor weak wench; and Pin. Speak truly! [he lies at her,

what with the place,

[will notPan. Nay, 'tis most true; but, Lord! how And your persuasions, sir—but I hope you And threatens her, and Hatters her, and You know we're often cozen'd. damns her!

Pin. If thou dost fear me, And, I fear, if not speedily prevented, Why dost thou put me in mind ? If she continue stout, both shall be executed. Pun To let you know, sir, [to it,

Pin. I'll kiss thee for this news! Nay, Tho' it be in your power, and things fitting more, Panura;

(Christian, Yet a true gentlemanIf thou wilt give me leave, I'll get thee with Pin. I know what he'll do: The best way to convert thee.

Come, and remember me, and I will answer Pan. Make me believe so.


(castle, Pin. I will, i'faith.

But which way

I'll answer thee to th' full; we'll call at the cam'st thou hither?

And then, my good guide, do thy will! sha't The palace is close guarded, and barricado'd. A very tractable man.

(find me Pan. I came thro' a private vault, which Pun. I hope I shall, sir, (Ereunt.

few there know of; It rises in a temple not far hence,

Enter Bukum, Syana, and Soldiers. Close by the castle here. Pin, How? to what end?

Bakum. Let my men guard the gates! Pan. A good one:

(mistress, Syunu. And mine the temple, To give you knowledge of my new-born For jear the honour of our gods should suffer: Aud in what doubt Amusia stards :

And on your lives be watchful! Think any present means, or hope to stop 'em Bakum. And be valiant; Froin their fell ends. The princes are come And let's see, it these Portugals dare enter, And they are harden'd also. [in too,

What their high hearts dare do! Let's see Pin. The damn'd priest- {religion

how re:tdily

[man! Pan. Sure he's a cruel man! Methinks The great Ruy Dias will redeem his countryShould teach nore temperate lessons. He speaks proud words, and threatens. Fin. Ile the firebrand?


Syana. Hie's approv'd, sir, Ile dare to touch at such fair lives as theirs And will put fair for what he promises. Well, prophet, I shall prophesy, I shall catch I could wish friendlier terms; yet, for our you,

liberties SI Owc.) i.e. Oan.


[fort still


And for our gods, we're bound in our best service,

Enter Piniero, Soza, and Soldiers, with the

Evin in the hazard of our lives-
Enter the King above.

Pin. No, no; go on! Look here; your

god, your prophet! King. Come up, princes,

King. How came he taken? And give your counsels, and your helps: the Pin. I conjur'd for him, king: Plays fearfully upon us, beats our buildings,

I am a sure cur at an old blind prophet. And turns our people wild with fears.

I'll hunt you such a false knave admirablys3! Bakam. Send for

A terrier I : I earth'd him, and then snapt The prisoner, and give us leave to argue. him.

(we stole him, [Exeunt Bakam and Syana. Soza. Saving the rev'rence of your grace, Enter Ruy Dias, Emanuel, Christophero, E'en out of the next chamber to you. und Pedro, with Soldiers.

Pin. Come, come; begin, king !

Begin this bloody matter when you dare ! Ruy. Come on nobly,

And yet I scorn my sword should touch the And let the fort play still! we're strong enough rascal:

(art thou? To look upon 'em, and return at pleasure: I'll tear him thus before you. Ha! what It may be on our view they will return him.

[Pulls his beard and hair off. Chris. We will return 'em such thanks

King. How's this? Art thou a prophet? else shall make 'em

Ruy. Come down, princes! [Armusia! Scratch where it itches not.

King. We are abus'd !-Oh, my most dear Emun. How the people stare !

Off with his chains! And now, my noble sister, And some cry, some pray, and some curse Rejoice with me; I know you're pleas'd as I heartily;

[don governor, But it is the king

Pin. This is a precious prophet! Why,

What make you here? how long have you Enter Syana, Bakam, Quisara, Armusia, with

ta'en orders? Soldiers, oboce.

[this mischief?

Ruy. Why, what a wretch art thou to work Ruy. I cannot blame their wisdoms; T' assume this holy shape to ruin honour, They're all above. Arinusia chain'd and Honour and chastity?

bound too? Oh, these are thankful squires !

Enter King, and all, from abore. Bakam. Hear us, Ruy Dias,

Gov. I'd paid you all


[my doom, Be wise and hear us, and give speedy answer! But Fortune play'd the slut. Come, give me Command thy cannon presently to cease, King. I cannot speak for wonder, No more to trouble the afflicted people, Gov. Nay, 'tis I, sir; Or suddenly Armusia's head goes off,

And here I stay your sentence. As suddenly as said.

King. Take her, friend! Eman. Stay, sir, be moderate ! [Dias! (You've half persuaded me to be a Christian)

Arm. Do nothing that's dishonourable, Ruy And with her all the joys, and all the blessLet not the fear of me master thy valour! ings! Pursue 'em still; they are base malicious peo- Why, what dreain have we dwelt in? King. Friend, be not desperate ! (ple. Ruy. All peace to ye,

(ye! Arm. I scorn your courtesies!

And all the happiness of heart dwell with Strike when you dare! a fair aim guide the Children as sweet and noble as their pa

gunner 52, And may

he let fly still with fortune! Friend, Pin. And kings at least ! Do me the honour of a soldier's funerals, Arm. Good sir, forget my rashness; The last fair Christian rite; sce mc i'th' And, noble princess S4, for I was once angry, ground,

[ples, And, out of that, miglit utter some distemper, And let the palace burn first, then the tem- Think not it is my nature. And on their scorned gods erect my monu- Syana. Your joy's ours, sir; ment!

And nothing we find in you but most nob Toucli not the princess, as you are a soldier! king. To prison with this dog! there let Quisur. Which way you yo, sir, I must tol

him lowl, low pecessary:

And, if he can repent, sigh out his villainies! One lite, and one death!

His island we shall seize into our hands; king. Will you take a truce yet?

His father and himself have both usurp'd it, 52 A fair arm guite the gunner.] Amended by Sympson. 53 I'll baunt ye. Surely for huunt, we should here read hunt. Sympson.

54 And noble Princesse. So the first folio; the second, and octavo 1711, Princesses; Seward and Sympson, Princes. The first copy surely is riylıt, A. musia meaning to apologize for his passionate language, in a foriner scene, to Quisura.



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And kept it by oppression: the town and And thank you for my life, my wife, and hocastle,

noor, In which I lay myself most miserable,

Ruy. I'm glad I had her for


sir. 'Till my most honourable friend redeem'd me, King. Corne princes; [gentlemen; Signor Piniero, I bestow on you;

Come, friends and lovers all; come, noble The rest of next command upon these gen- No more guns now, nor hates, but joys and tlemen;

triumphs! Upon ye all, my love.

An universal gladness fly about us ! Arm. Oh, brave Ruy Dias,

And know, however subtle men dare cast You've started now beyond me; I must And promise wrack, the gods give peace at


[Exeunt omnes.

thank you,

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This Comedy appears to be one of the performances which Fletcher wrote, without the

assistance of Beaumont. The Commendatory Verses by Gardiner and Lovelace, as well as the Prologue, ascribe it to him alone. We believe an alteration of part of it was acted about twenty years ago at Drury-Lane Theatre, as an After-Piece, for the benefit of the late Mrs. Pritchard, or one of her family.

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