SCENE I.A Street.
Enter De Gard and Lugier.
De Ga. Twill be discoverd.
Lug. Thats the worst can happen:
If there be any way to reach, and work upon him,
Upon his nature
suddenly, and catch himThat he loves,
Though he dissemble it and would show contrary,
And will at
length relent, Ill lay my fortune;
Nay, more, my life.
De Ga. Is she won?
Lug. Yes, and ready,
And my designments set.
De Ga. They are now for travel;
All for that game again; they have forgot wooing.
Lug. Let em; well travel with em.
De Ga. Wheres his father?
Lug. Within; he knows my mind too, and allows it,
Pities your sisters fortune most sincerely;
appointed, for our more assistance,
Some of his secret friends.
De Ga. Speed the plough!
Lug. Well said:
And be you serious too.
De Ga. I shall be diligent.
Lug. Lets break the ice for one, the rest will drink too
(Believe me, sir) of the same cup: My young gentlewomen
but who sets the game a-foot; though they seem stubborn,
Reservd, and proud now, yet I know their
Their pulses how they beat, and for what cause, sir,
And how they long to venture their abilities
a true quarrel. Husbands they must and will have,
Or nunneries, and thin collations
To cool their bloods.
Lets all about our business;
And, if this fail, let Nature work!
De Ga. You have armed me.
SCENE II.Before La Castres House.
Enter Mirabel, Nantolet, and La Castre.
La Ca. Will you be wilful then?
Mir. Pray, sir, your pardon;
For I must travel. Lie lazy here,
Bound to a wife? chaind to her subtleties,
humours, and her wills, which are mere fetters?
To have her to-day pleased, to-morrow peevish,
day mad, the fourth rebellious?
You see, before they are married, what moriscoes,
What masques and
mummeries they put upon us:
To be tied here, and suffer their lavoltas!
Nant. Tis your own seeking.
Mir. Yes, to get my freedom.
Were they as I could wish em
La Ca. Fools and meacocks,
To endure what you think fit to put upon em!
Come, change your mind.