SCENE I.Antechamber to Evadnes Bedroom in the Palace.
Enter CLEON, STRATA, and DIPHILUS.
Cle. Your sister is not up yet.
Diph. Oh, brides must take their mornings rest; the night is troublesome.
Stra. But not tedious.
Diph. What odds, he has not my sisters maidenhead tonight?
Stra. No; its odds, against any bridegroom living, he neer gets it while he lives.
Diph. Youre merry with my sister; youll please to allow me the same freedom with your mother.
Stra. Shes at your service.
Diph. Then shes merry enough of herself; she needs no tickling. Knock at the door.
Stra. We shall interrupt them.
Diph. No matter; they have the year before them.Good-morrow, sister! Spare yourself to-day; the night will come again.
Amin. Whos there? my brother! Im no readier yet.
Diph. You look as you had lost your eyes to-night:
Amin. Ifaith I have not.
Diph. You have done better, then.
Amin. We ventured for a boy: When he is twelve,
Stra. You cannot; you want sleep.
Amin. Tis true.But she,
Even with Heaven, did fetch so still a sleep,
So sweet and sound
Diph. Whats that?
Amin. Your sister frets
Diph. Then I had lost: I was about to lay
Amin. Ha! he does not mock me? [Aside.]You had lost, indeed;
Cleo. You do deserve her.
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