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Enter Hostess and Sly.
Sly. Y'are a baggage; the Slies are no rogues: Look in the chronicles, we came in with Richard Conqueror. Therefore, paucas pallabris; let the world slide: Sessa!
Host. You will not pay for the glasses you have burst?
Sly. No, not a denier: Go by, says Jeronimy ;-Go to thy cold bed, and warm thee.
-Host. I know my remedy, I must go fetch the thirdborough.
[Erit. Sly. Third, or fourth, or fifth borough, I'll answer him by law: I'll not budge an inch, boy; let him come, and kindly. [Lies down on the ground, and falls asleep.
Wind Ilorns. Enter a Lord
from hunting, with Huntsmen
and Servants. Lord. Huntsman, I charge thee, tender well my
1 Hun. Why, Belman is as good as he, my lord ;
Lord. Thou art a fool; if Echo were as fleet,
i Hun. I will, my lord.
he breathe 2 Hun. He breathes, my lord: Were he not warm’d
with ale, This were a bed but cold to sleep so soundly.
Lord. O monstrous beast! how like a swine he lies! Grim death, how foul and loathsome is thine image! Sirs, I will practise on this drunken man.What think you, if he were convey'd to bed, Wrapp'd in sweet clothes, rings put upon his fingers, A most delicious banquet by his bed, And brave attendants near him when he wakes, Would not the beggar then forget himself?
1 Hun. Believe me, lord, I think he cannot choose. 2 Hun. It would seem strange unto him, when he
wak'd. Lord. Even as a flattering dream, or worthless fancy: Then take him up, and manage well the jest :Carry him gently to my fairest chamber, And hang it round with all my wanton pictures : Balm his foul head with warm distilled waters, And burn sweet wood to make the lodging sweet: Procure me music ready when he wakes, To make a dulcet and a heavenly sound; And, if he chance to speak, be ready straight, And, with a low submissive reverence, Say,- What is it your honour will command ? Let one attend him with a silver bason, Full of rose-water, and bestrew'd with flowers; Another bear the ewer, the third a diaper, And say,-Will’t please your lordship cool your ? Some one be ready with a costly suit, And ask him what apparel he will wear; Another tell him of his hounds and horse, And that his lady mourns at his disease: Persuade him, that he hath been lunatic; And, when he says he is -, say, that he dreams,
For he is nothing but a mighty lord.
i Hun. My lord, I warrant you, we'll play our part,
Lord. Take him up gently, and to bed with him; And each one to his office, when he wakes.
[Some bear out Sly. A trumpet sounds. Sirrah, go see what trumpet 'tis, that sounds :
[Exit Servant. Belike, some noble gentleman; that means, Travelling some journey, to repose him here.
Re-enter a Servant.
Serv. An it please your honour,
Lord. Bid them come near :
i Play. We thank your honour.
Lord. With all my heart.—This fellow I remember,
1 Play. I think, 'twas Soto that your honour means.
Lord. 'Tis very true ;—thou didst it excellent.--
i Play. Fear not, my lord; we can contain ourselves, Were he the veriest antic in the world.
Lord. Go, sirrah, take them to the buttery,
(Exeunt Servant and Players.