Mir. Not before I have changed air, father.
When I know women worthy of my company,
I will return again
and wait upon em;
Till then, dear sir, Ill amble all the world over,
And run all hazards, misery, and poverty,
I escape the dangerous bay of matrimony!
Enter Belleur and Pinac.
Pinac. Are you resolved?
Mir. Yes, certain; I will out again.
Pinac. We are for you, sir; we are your servants once more:
Once more well seek our fortune in strange
Ours is too scornful for us.
Bel. Is there neer a land
That you have read, or heard of (for I care not how far it be,
Nor under what
pestiferous star it lies),
A happy kingdom, where there are no women?
Nor have been ever? nor no mention
any such lewd things, with lewder qualities?
For thither would I travel; where tis felony
To confess he had
a mother; a mistress, treason.
La Ca. Are you for travel too?
Bel. For anything,
For living in the moon, and stopping hedges,
Ere I stay here to be abused, and baffled.
Nant. Why did you not break your minds to me? they are my daughters;
And sure I think I should have
that command over em,
To see em well bestowd. I know ye are gentlemen,
Men of fair parts and states; I
know your parents;
And had ye told me of your fair affections
Make but one trial more, and let me second
Bel. No; Ill make hob-nails first, and mend old kettles!
Can you lend me an armour of high proof, to appear
And two or three field-pieces to defend me?
The kings guard are mere pigmies.
Nant. Theyll not eat you.
Bel. Yes, and you too, and twenty fatter monsieurs,
If their high stomachs hold: They came with chopping-
To cut me into rands and sirloins, and so powder me.
Come, shall we go?
Nant. You cannot be so discourteous,
If ye intend to go, as not to visit em,
And take your leaves.
Mir. That we dare do, and civilly,
And thank em too.
Pinac. Yes, sir, we know that honesty.
Bel. Ill come i th rear, forty foot off, Ill assure you,
With a good gun in my hand; Ill no more Amazons,
mean no more of their frights: Ill make my three legs,
Kiss my hand twice, and if I smell no danger,
interview be clear, may be Ill speak to her;
Ill wear a privy coat too, and behind me,
To make those parts
secure, a bandog.
La Ca. You are a merry gentleman.
Bel. A wary gentleman, I do assure you;
I have been warnd, and must be armd.
La Ca. Well, son,
These are your hasty thoughts; when I see you are bent to it,
Then Ill believe, and join
with you; so well leave ye.
There is a trick will make ye stay.