SCENE I.A Street.
Enter JASPER and Boy.
Jasp . There, boy, deliver this; but do it well.
[ Gives a letter .
In all thy business?
Boy . Sir, you need not fear;
Jasp . There, my boy;
[ Gives money .
Boy . Faith, sir, twere rare
Jasp . Go, and be happy! [ Exit Boy .] Now, my latest hope,
[ Exit .
[ Wife . Go thy ways; thou art as crooked a sprig as ever grew in London. I warrant him, hell come to some naughty end or other; for his looks say no less: besides, his father (you know, George) is none of the best; you heard him take me up like a flirt-gill, and sing bawdy songs upon me; but, ifaith, if I live, George,
Cit . Let me alone, sweetheart: I have a trick in my head shall lodge him in the Arches for one year, and make him sing peccavi ere I leave him; and yet he shall never know who hurt him neither.
Wife . Do, my good George, do!
Cit . What shall we have Ralph do now, boy?
Boy . You shall have what you will, sir.
Cit . Why, so, sir; go and fetch me him then, and let the
Boy . Believe me, sir, that will not do so well; tis stale; it has been had before at the Red Bull.
Wife . George, let Ralph travel over great hills, and let him be very weary, and come to the King of Cracovias house, covered with black velvet; and there let the kings daughter stand in her window, all in beaten gold, combing her golden locks with a comb of ivory; and let her spy Ralph, and fall in love with him, and come down to him, and carry him into her fathers house; and then let Ralph talk with her.
Cit . Well said, Nell; it shall be so.Boy, lets hat done quickly.
Boy . Sir, if you will imagine all this to be done already, you shall hear them talk together; but we cannot present a house covered with black velvet, and a lady in beaten gold.
Cit . Sir boy, lets hat as you can, then.
Boy . Besides, it will show ill-favouredly to have a grocers prentice to court a kings daughter.
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