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He'll use thee kindly; thou shalt want no plea
sures, Nor any other fit supplies whatever Thou canst in heart desire.
Win. All these are nothing Without your company.
Frank. Which thou shalt have Once every month at least.
Win. Once every month! Is this to have an husband?
Frank. Perhaps oftener;
Win. Ay, ay; in case
fortune. And yet, if not for my sake, have some pity Upon the child I gio with; that's
your own :
Frank. To quit which fear at once,
plighted thee a faith, as free from challenge, As any double thought; once more, in hearing Of Heaven and thee, I vow that never henceforth Disgrace, reproof, lawless affections, threats, Or what can be suggested ’gainst our marriage, Shall cause me falsify that bridal oath That binds me thine. And, Winnifrede, whenever
The wanton heats of youth, by subtle baits
Win. Swear no more ;
Frank. Thus then;
sibly? Frank. We shall. One kiss-away!
Enter Sir ARTHUR CLARINGTON.
Sir Ar. Frank Thorney!
terms, Thou hast wrong'd thy master's house basely and
Sir Ar. Yes, sir: if the nimble devil
Frank. So, sir,
Frank. So you promised me
Sir Ar. It is but reason.
pounds, And a continual friend?
Frank. Though my poor fortunes Might happily prefer me to a choice Of a far greater portion; yet to right
A wronged maid, and to preserve your favour,
Sir Ar. Art thou ?
Sir Ar. Thou shalt have it.
Frank. Then I claim
Sir Ar. Already?
Sir Ar. Honest Frank!
Sir Ar. As for the money, 'Tis all thine own; and though I cannot make
thee A present payment, yet thou shalt be sure I will not fail thee.
Frank. But our occasions
Sir Ar. Nay, nay, Talk not of your occasions; trust my bounty, It shall not sleep.—Hast married her i'faith,
Frank? 'Tis well, 'tis passing well!—then, Winnifrede,
Once more thou art an honest woman. Frank, Thou hast a jewel, love her; she'll deserve it. And when to Waltham?
Frank. She is making ready; Her uncle stays for her.
Sir Ar. Most provident speed. Frank, I will be [thy] friend, and such a friend !-Thou wilt bring her thither?
Frank. Sir, I cannot; newly My father sent me word I should come to him.
Sir Ar. Marry, and do; I know thou hast a wit To handle him.
Frank. I have a suit to you.
Sir Ar. What is it?
Frank. That you'll please
Sir Ar. How?
Frank. Some one or other Hath certainly inform’d him, that I purposed To marry Winnifrede; on which he threaten'd To disinherit me :-to prevent it, Lowly I crave your letters, which he seeing Will credit; and I hope, ere I return, On such conditions as I'll frame, his lands Shall be assured.
Sir Ar. But what is there to quit? My knowledge of the marriage ?
3 But what is there to quit, &c.] The old copy reads that, which the context shows to be a misprint.