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THE LADY'S TRIAL.
ACT I. SCENE I.
A Room in the House of AURIA.
Enter Piero and FUTELLI, at opposite doors.
Piero. ACCOMPLISHED man of fashion!
Fut. The times' wonder! Gallant of gallants, Genoa's Piero ! Piero. Italy's darling, Europe's joy, and so
forth! The newest news ? unvamp'd ?:
Fut. I am no foot-post,
2 The newest news ? unvamp'd ?] i.e. fresh, genuine, not patched up.
Will carry either sense :--but in pure earnest,
Fut. Auria, who lately,
Piero. Does not carry His pretty thing along.
Fut. Leaves her to buffet Land-pirates here at home.
Piero. That's thou and I;
Piero. Is all my signor's hospitality,
Fut. Hold thy peace, man; It makes for us :-he comes, let's part demurely.
[They take different sides. Enter ADURNI and AURIA. Adur. We wish thee, honour'd Auria, life and
Aur. My lord,
action Deserving memory, when I forget Adurni's love and favour.
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 Treccatio, SPINELLA, and CastanNA.
the object Of my apprenticed heart: thou bring'st, Spinella,
part of it.
3 Piero. I present you, &c.] In the old quarto, this short valediction is broken in the midst, and Fut. inserted before the latter
Fut. instead of Ful. should be placed before the next speech.
* Call me your shadow's hench-boy.] A common expression in our old writers for a page; a state-attendant on court or municipal officers.
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
[To Spin. In so much silent sadness? Oh! at parting, Belike one private whisper must be sigh’d. Uncle, the best of peace enrich your family! I take my leave.
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.
Spi. What friend have I left in your absence ?
Spi. Admit, sir,
'tis (without impossibility)
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,