SCENE I.The Garden of the same House.

Enter De GARD and LUGIER.

De Ga. I know you are a scholar, and can do wonders.

Lug. There’s no great scholarship belongs to this, sir;
What I am, I am: I pity your poor sister,
And heartily I hate these travellers,
These gim-cracks, made of mops and motions:
There’s nothing in their houses here but hummings;
A bee has more brains. I grieve and vex too
The insolent licentious carriage
Of this out-facing fellow Mirabel;
And I am mad to see him prick his plumes up.

De Ga. His wrongs you partly know.

Lug. Do not you stir, sir;
Since he has begun with wit, let wit revenge it:
Keep your sword close; we’ll cut his throat a new way.
I am ashamed the gentlewoman should suffer
Such base, lewd wrongs.

De Ga. I will be ruled; he shall live,
And left to your revenge.

Lug. Ay, ay, I’ll fit him:
He makes a common scorn of handsome women;
Modesty and good manners are his may-games;
He takes up maidenheads with a new commission;
The church-warrant’s out of date. Follow my counsel,
For I am zealous in the cause.

De Ga. I will, sir,
And will be still directed; for the truth is,
My sword will make my sister seem more monstrous:
Besides, there is no honour won on reprobates.

Lug. You are i’ th’ right. The slight he has show’d my pupils
Sets me a-fire too. Go; I’ll prepare your sister,
And, as I told you—

De Ga. Yes; all shall be fit, sir.

Lug. And seriously and handsomely.

De Ga. I warrant you.

Lug. A little counsel more.


De Ga. ’Tis well.

Lug. Most stately! See that observed; and then!

De Ga. I have you every way.

Lug. Away then, and be ready.

De Ga. With all speed, sir.


Lug. We’ll learn to travel too, may be, beyond him.


Good day, fair beauties!

Lil. You have beautified us,
We thank you, sir; you have set us off most gallantly
With your grave precepts.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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