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THE WORKS OF 
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INTRODUCTION 

Ite PrtumnU Auiwt of Sir Joim SackUng wen pablished 
in 1646, four yeui after tbdr aatbor*! death, ' by a friend 
to perpetuate bis nienii»y.' A second edition followed in 
16^ and in 1658 a thira edition contained an additional 
owection of poems and ktters and tbe onfiniihcd tragedy 
<rf Tkt Sti Om. The success of these vohimes was aided 
donbtleas by tlie iqnitation tor high nccomplbhment and 
ready wit irtiich Sodding liad enjoyed, hy the part wbkii 
be bad talceo in the pofaUc a£bin </ a oiucal epodi, by bis 
sodden disappearance and the myitoy irtiidi attended Us 
death. He belonged to a family wdiose chief estates lay 
at Woodtmi, in Norfolk, and Baidiam, in Suffi^ in tbe 
nei^boarhood <d Bungay and Becdes. Hb father, Sir 
John Sodding, became Secretary of State in 1639; his 
mother was a sister of Litrnd Cranfield. irtio in 1624 was 
created Banm Cranfield of Cranfleld and Earl of Middlesex ; 
and be himself was bom in Fdnuary, 1606-09, at Cranfidd's 
iHMise at Whitton, between Twicfcniham and Hounshnr. 
He was entered at Trinity Cdl^e, Omibridge, in 1633. and 
in 1637, tbe year of his father's death, was admitted to 
Gray's Inn. He succeeded to his father's estates, and 
appears to have q>ent tbe time between 1637 and 1630, 
iriiien he recdved Icnig^thood, in travelling abroad. His 
letters bear evident testimony to the fact that he joined 
tbe c(mtingent ot English soldiers who served in the army 
of Gustavns Adfrfpfaos during tbe Thirty Years' War ; be 
was certainly with them during the winter of 1631-3S, and, 
although hb indicatioos of Us movements are very sU^t, 
tbnr seem to point to Us {nresence at the battle of Brdteo* 
Ma. He certainly returned to Lond<m hi Hay, x63a, and 
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next seven or right yean, a prominent figure among moi of 
fashion at Court and a distiQcaisbed amateor of letters. 
His poetns throw a considertAw amount of light upon his 
occupatiMU and friendsfa^ during tliis period, mile his 
lettns give ns a scnneirtiat closer insist into his perstmal 
' character. The anecdotes given by Aubrey are foonded, 
like many of Aubrey's statements, <m a not necessarify 
accurate reminiscence of casual gossip ; th^ testify, how- 
ever, to certain qualities wfakh may be gathered frmi the 
internal evidence of his writings-^iis versatile and mer- 
corkl temperament, and hte tendmcy to oatentatioa. 
IDs expennve wodnctiMi of A^kmr*, probably at the end 
of Z637, odtea some comment, and the fdio edition of the 
play, with its wide margins and sleada: diannel of type, 
waa lefetred to with satke in stmie lines by Richard Brcme. 
When In 1639 he raised a troop for the first Scottish war of 
Charles I., tbeir extravagant accoutrements were much 
ridiculed. Anlnrey quotes a lampoon 1^ &r J<dm Mennes, 
which reflected on Suckling's courage during the campaign. 
However, if the surface « Snckling's life at this time wu 
unpromising, there can be little doubt that he read widehf 
and wis^, and that his expressed cynicism was Often 
ccmtradlcted by a pendent kindliness of heart and a Uioaght- 
fnlness wfaidi was not a leading characteristic of the sodety 
in uliich be moved. His letter of advice to a fb<rfish and 
seUsh cousin, tboug^ written in the tone ot a man of the 
worid, does not conceal a genuine anxiety for bit CMre- 

rdent. His faienddtip inth men like John Bales, and 
fact that he could siwre time from his amusements to 
write his AccomA af Rmgion, are evidence of qaalities far 
removed firom the conventional Ubertinage of many of his 
fyrics and stHue of his letters ; vrfiile if , as is possible, tbe 
■Aceeimt of RMfion waa thrown off merely In order to 
astonish bis Mmds with his venatility, at any rate his 
letter to Henry Jermyn shows that the expeditkm to Scot* 
hod had awakened in him a swioas interest in public affairs 
and a far-seeing cMicem for the King*! safety. He fdl a 
victim to bis nwttet. In May, 1641, he took an active 
part in the plot for rescuing Straflord from the Tower. 
Heeic^wd to France and died at Paris in 1643, either by 
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Dialk« of a nwMervtnt, wbxt phced an open rasor in bb 
boot 

In the variont brandiM of literatare In irtiklt Sodding 
worked he wai pnUutdiy an amateur, coHlvatinc literary 
society, bestowing upon it the casual inspiration m bis wit, , 
bat abstaining from any regular af^Hrenticesbip to literatare. |' 
As a natural result, his poetry sufiert from a striking \j 
imgalarity <A eKccntioD. Mai^ of the verses printed m if 
the present volume are little better than doggerd, and U -i 
tliadoggerdlssonwtfanesclever,ttls<rftai vuy much thej 
reverse. The S$snom 0/ M# PO0I9 (to give it its eariiest|| 
title), wtiich won for its author considerable fame as a wit, 
and produced a crop irf imitatiMiB, has mndi of Budding's 
catoalluq>pinessof phrase, and hits off with terse criticlun 
the nuwe cooq>icooas att^nites of the perstHis irtio take 
part in the contest described. But, beymd the arouse- 
meot aroused by it at the time, and its histocical interest 
tor us to^y, it is <rf no intrinsic poeticd value. ' Suddiog^ 
awo adied verse in a condgcen dnii[ s prit, treating it as a 
"p astiin^or as' an yi'riwnpikiiim^nt i»[ithfn rWrtL.'.rf ti gTjffl- 
mafl rlmT i ifgufifil *^ «i>«M4> ««« .^n^i. «# h B~ifi he and 
poiwo*. He attadied himself to no sdukoI'orpUBtiy In 
particular. Some ol his friends, Caraw, for instance, were 
nominal disciples of Jonson. Budding's poetry, save tix a 
few epigrammatic pieces and an imitatitm, written half in 
buriesque, <rf a farooos song by Jomoa, retains little trace 
<d Jonson's infiuence. He spoke ratiier scomfal^ ol the 
poet's notorious boastfulness in the SnsiOMf d/ Im PmU, 
and caricatured him with a light toudi in Tkt Sm4 On*. 
His inclinations led him rather in the dicectioa iriiich bad 
been pointad so forcibly by Donoe. The strong, if artificial, 
style (rf Donne, with its elaborate pursued metaphors, 
and its e]q>losive vidence of statement, bad leavened most 
<rf the nm-dramatic poetiy ot Suckling's age. Such poems 
as l0M'« Wald, a coUectton of simfles by iriikb the fever 
proves that be and his passion reflect the universe and its 
dements in detail, or the F«rMM0 fa Zmw, with its gruesome 
imageiy of deatfa's-beads and worms, and the lover's 
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are thoroughly in the ingenious and far-fetched manner of 
Donne. The opening of the third of the set of verses, 
entitled ' Sonnets,' is practically borrowed frcmi Donne's 
fine Ones; 

* I kmf lo tmlk with mhim old lover'i ihoM, 
Who died befon tb* god ttt lova wm bora.' 

Less directly imitated, but still an immediate effect of the 
type of simile for irtiich Donne was responsible in English 
poetry— th e simile worked up ™i*t» «.« t^jp th.. phylral 
and mec^ical science yf th^ d ^v — is the dMcriptwin of 
the clock n lover's hearts, to vriiich are devoted the lines 
beginning, ' That none beguiled be by lime's quick 
flowing.' In the spirit tA Donne, but with a more graceful 
ctHnmand of phrase, are the lines. 



mtb tbelr close description of the sl^e and its abandon- 
ment. 

However, if Suckling made Us most ambittovs atterapta 
in this fa^ionable style, he did not achieve hb greatest 
anccesses in it. It is the chief characteristic of the poets 
ot the school of Donn e that their artificiality, if the paradox 
is admissible, is a spontaneous part of their nature. Thqr 
are natural^ hivolved in expression and diffuse in thought ; 
tbelr style seems to be naturally hard and monotonous. 
Few of them possessed that force of imagination which, in 
Donne's case, survived, if it did not always conquer, the 
tortures to which it was submitted by its owner. The 
fervent piety of George Herbert redeems much of the 
triviality which marla its outpourings; but, beyond 
question, his frame of mind, in whidi the highest aspirations 
translated themselves into quaint plays on words and out- 
of-the-way analogies from Nature, was no artistic pose, 
but a natural mood. Sackling, in his ' metaphysical ' 
excursions, stands outside the group «diich indulged in 
poetical dtotortions of wit, pious or profane. He may be 
dull, he is frequently barren, but he is never involved. 
His idea is dear to himself, and if he elaborates it, he does 
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nmiMl it IcM* bit readen. ' Th now since I tat down ' may 
lecall Donne't (tvourite figures td tbotujit ; tmt its ready 
ease and Bowotlinest, its conctieDess <rf pliraae, are very 
different from Donne't ponderousnets and jerldnot, amid 
vriUch effects are achieved, either by a tudden and tcppttf 
enth accidental digrestion into thort-^ved melody, or by 
a jneoe of forcible abmptoett that_tin!»tt the attention 
a ^ronaiot tatt in the DMnnyy. '^Suckling is dear aiidi:> 
""eta y with no appa rent effort rTbere it no depth' ft rfffyljpff 
^ In his poetry ; he evidently' i»ided hnntdf on its absence. 
Hw deep emotiont of the port were no part of the equip- 
ment of a gentleman. In depfli o f f*»trai^ Humght^ to<^ 
he is deficien t Donne't least graoefnl venet ntaajly have 
the mierlt tkat their thon^t, mile not always profbond, It 
at least novel Sockling'a thought was ctnamonplace, and 
had little fertility. A^ and again, in bis plays and 
lettert, we find ofa idoM re-used from bis poems without 
more alteration than a careless memmy admits. His 
Aeeount of RMgion by Rtason, a prose pamidilet written 
during a holiday at Bath, or West Kington, it a clever 
performance, with a comparative grace and deamett of 
style that from the point of view of purely literary merit, 
place it some«4iat In advance of roott of the prose of 
Sailing's age. But its treatnuot of its tnl^ect— a man of 
the wiMd's apology for Christianity— is owce^ a Ugbt 
rtemi^ of aiguments commonly ^vanced by other 
writers ; and little original thought has cmne into being 
from the perusal of the ' cart-load of books ' vriiicb, as 
Aubrey teUs ut, Suckling brought down to Bath with him. 
His rrady and superficial intdligence of abttract tubjects 
was contittent with real eamestneis and ftwesi^t trtiere 
practical issues were at stake. The letter already aUuded 
to, addressed to Henry Jermyn, and evident^ faitended iat 
the eye of Charles I., disciutes with great deamess and 
wisd<HD the proper attitude iA tfae King to Parliament, and 
the advitatulity of the turrender of Strafford. Suckling 
eventual^ clave irtiole-heartedly to the royal cause, and 
Straffwd s liberty was the rock on uliich he made ship- 
wreck ; but it seems clear that bb subsequoit actions most 
have been in defiance of bis better judgment, and that bit 
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bopeleNnesi at the cause irtiicb he longed to serve. At 
any rate, tbe type of intellect which the letter shows was 
not a type wmcb would be freely employed on tbe 
minute intiicaciet of fancy so dear to Donne and Us 
foUowers. 

'K-U foUows that, nliere Suckling excels as a poet, we find 
him dealing with ccHicrete subjects, or using imagery with 
trtiich he is practically familiar. This is the merit of a 
lyric like ' Tia now since I sat down,' in vdiich tbe details 
ot the simile are so perfectly adjusted to the subject <rf 
Uie poem. Suckling's obvimis ^nidsm whero affairs of 
tbe heart were conconed expresses itself at once in verse. 
' Why ao pale and wan, fond lover ?' is a happy imiH^mptu 
fa) miidi the natural Suckling declares himself without 
reserve. When he turns to hsrmn constant love in ' 01 for 
some honest lover's i^MSt,' he is writing conventionally and 
uneasily, and the conclusion of the poem, with its nry 
disdaimer of the possible rewards of eartbfy fidelity, is 
arrived at with evident relief. Similarly, beside tbe 
BiUM upm « WedHtig, Out dialogue on the same subject 
between Suckling and bis frind Bond is awkward and 
uninteresting. The ballad itself finds Suckling in a 
tboroufhly congenial mood. He has no Icmger to forage 
for sinules ' iar-fetched and dear-bought,' but speaks as a 

K'ain person dealing direct^ with facts. Putting himself 
the position of a conntrjnnan come up to town, free to 
adopt -the simple imagery of a country life iriiich he evi- 
dcntly loved, his fanagination comes into play unforced, 
and his task of shnple description is at once enlivened by 
tiie exquisite pictures which imagination in these hi^py 
circumstances suggests. It is not that these pictures are 
peculiarly Suckling's own ; the Easter sunshine had already 
been tbe chief motive of George Herbert's loveliest and 
most natural lyric, and other writers had found analogies 
between fresh beauty and the Catherine pear, but no one 
had made these aUusions with so little elaboration or with 
BO thoroughly pictorial- an e0ect. Here, at his best, 
Suckling is aUn to Horick, equalling bun in the delicacy of 
line with which his pictures are drawn, but giving no hint 
of that gentle philosophy, so lusceptible to £e tmuty and 
pleasure of the moment, while so apprehensive of its fleeting 
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In th« piettjr lyric, ' Love, Reason, Hate,' SnckKng again 
approadtea Henidc He is tlioroiighly at borne in tbe 
tnatic game which hii abstract qualities play, and here, 
}ast as in ' lb now since I sat down,' the real snbject of 
tbe poem is exactfy suited by the image empk^ed. 

In the adoption of natural and concrete imagety, then, 
unhampered 1^ tbe demands of artifice and ingenuity, 
Sudding's inbom directness of intellect finds its way to 
expression nHMt readily, and the chid characteristic of that 
eK p fci i ion is its happy sinqdidty of [Araae. It was, how- 
ever, tbe great drairtnck to hk poetic gift that be felt 
bfanself bound, as a fasfaioniJ>le amateur, to follow tbe 
latest fashion. We could exdiange many of his ' meta- 
^yskal ' ventures for man fytkt like ' Love, Reason, 
H^* or the AtOuf upon « WtiUng, with then: ' music 
made of momiog*s moriest heart.' But if in lyric poetry 
he h astened to be in tbe mode without much serious 
tbongfat.it is evident that as a dramatist he to(A himsdf 
more serious^, and bad a real desire to excel Con- 
tempora^ traditians record the trouUe irtiich be took to 
bring i4{Mt(r« bdoce the public notice ; the play was acted 
with tbe unusual addition of scenery, and tbe cost of tbe 
diessa was bwne by tbe author. The plays, one and all, 
display Budding's debt to Shakespeare, and tbe lighter 
passagn are marked by free satirical allusions to the 
affectations and politics of the day, iriiich give these 
dramas a definite historical bitenat The comedy of Tkt 
CeWiM, too, has a voy effective centre in the company of 
outlaws, in irttose disguise tbe secret at the plot is con- 
tained. No individual diaracter, however, can lay any 
real claim to life. The ver s e- scenes are written in the looseat 
of that loose blank verse in irtiich the Stewart dramatists 
abused tbe free licence of their predecessors, and, in spite 
<rf occasional passages d doqnence, are seklom free from 
tediousneas. Exoeniveomnuicationirfplot,asini4ffa«r<, 
is further obscured by SuttUng't hiabillty to ke^ dis< 
tinetfy before ns the raotivce wbidi animate his characters, 
and the diancteis sufiw furtlur from that apparent 
instability of purpose and liability to sudden dwnge of 
conviction which marie tlie epoch of Fletdier's uid 
Kassinger's infloence, and lessen the psycboki|^ral value 
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some iodivldiulity. Snckling's failures are more con- 
apicaous, lo that he is always pmnting us to hb models. 
The bifluence of the character of Hamlet is percrotible in 
the discontent of Brennoralt. Hamlet, probably seen 
through the mediam of Vendice in Toumeur's R«penger'$ 
Tragtiy, is again responsible for the hero of Tht Sad 0ns. 
Aflanrs, the most ambitious and complicated of the 
tragediu, is reminiscent of Beaumont and Fletcher's MauPs 
Tragedy, not merely in the hero's reverence for royalty, 
but in the position of the heroine with regard to her lover 
and the King. The dramatic straigth of the Msift 
Tragtdy resides in the guilt of Evadne, and her vengeance 
on the seducer vbo has ruined her life. Aglaura, on the 
contrary, is innocent ; ho- woold-be seducer is murdered 
by othm, «4iile she murders her lover by mistake— a con- 
fusion in staugbtM' by vrtiich the tragic horror of Beaumont 
and Fletchers play is totally mined. When, afto- the 
Restoration, the last act of the Maid's Tragedy was altered 
to avdd the resections raised by the murder of the guilty 
King, the effect of the play was spoiled. In SucUhiffs 
alternative last act of Agtmra, written at an earlier date, 
with a similar purpose, the change leaves every reader 
tranquil, unless here and there cme may be found vrfio 
delists in medianical carnage on the stage. It is im- 
possible to feel much lively interest in the conduct of a plot 
iriiose characters go throu^ their evolutions so tamely. 

In the present editiui the text of the early editions of 
the FraffHtnta Aurea has been carefully collated. Its 
contents, with one oi two additions, such as that of the 
CantihHm PpUtMhJoctmda, are those of the 1646 edition 
with the additions introduced in 1658. These have been 
reprinted in u dose accordance with the M^ginal editions 
as is permitted by the use of modem spelling. In the 
plajrs, the prose^cenes. printed in the early arid modem 
editknis alike as thougji written in blank verse, have been 
arranged as prose for the first time. The verse-scenes m 
the early edition^ are j^ted very irregular^, and la 
modem editions have been subjected to much alteration, 
in which it b often difficult to recognize the likeness to 
blank verse that presumably dictated such radical de- 
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deavourad to rqmdiiGe wlwre poatttde ttie nggettiont of 
the mrty texts as to the icankm d thew tcooM, but iriiere, 
•» fa often the esse, those suggestioaa are mntbig, and the 
priotinf of the liiMs fa roew^ arbitrary, be has airanged 
the lines in the dosest UkcneiB to bfanlt vene that their 
hasty cODstnictioa, oon f i w ed by tlie constant elision ol 
final vowefa and the smaller and more usual mono^laUes, 
and by the frequent use of half-lines in exclamatory 
paa s a gee, may be aUoned to bear. In the notes an 
endeavour has been made to connect the poems and letters 
as far as possible with SticUii«'s life and the histMy of hfa 
day, and to trace bfa alhisiona to contemporsiy, and, 
irtiwe necessary, to eariier literatare. Here and there 
alhision has been made to some of the more valuable 
comments signed ' W. W.,' which are written in a copy of 
the 1638 edition <rf the poems, and have been aisiBned to 
Woriiiwor t h. These comments, from internal evidence 
ahme, cannot be the work id Wordsworth, althoo^ the 
Tolnme hi irtiich they occur seems to have belonfcd to him, 
and to cmitain notes irtiich are his. 

Mr. Carew HasUtt. hi bfa edition of Suckling's worb for 
the Liirmj of OU Anllipn, toduded a certain amount of 
new matter, notably two letters, one lA which, addressed to 
Davenant, was pmted from US. Aahmide 8^ f. loi, 
and the other to Sir Houy Vane, from S. P. DtMn. 
Cbas. I., vol ootvl., p. 6. The second of these fa printed 
as an ApptnMx to the present vofaime, from a copy <rf the 
original made by the editor. In addition to these, an 
Ai^iendiz to Ur. Haslitt's edition contains four satires on 
■Sodding, threes which deal with hfaflifl^t to Prance, and 
ananoiqnMNisdegyonhfadeatb. It fa apparent that, while 
Sailing's somemat riotous life and conversation exdted 
the amuty ot Puritans, hfa ostentaticm, of irtiicfa examples 
already have been given, made him ridiculous In the eyes 
of less bigoted ccmteovNinries. At the same thne it fa 
im p ossi b le to doubt that beneath a gay and careless 
exterior he possessed sound |wactical sense, and that hfa 
ambition to excd as an amateur wit only too often con- 
cealed a hi^, if somewhat fragile, poetic gift, iriiich on 
hapmr occasions rose superior to an atmosphere not a little 
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A Collection of all 

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Incomparable Peaces, 

WKITTBM 

By Sir JOHN SVCKLING. 



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TO THE READER 

Wmx SvckHn't wune te to the forafaeMi of thti hock, Uwm 
PDMns can want no pnparktkm. It had baon a pnjndlcs to 
poatKitjr diejr ihonkl have ilept longer, and an faijniy to hia 
own ai^M. They that convan'd with him aUv« and tnljr 
(HtdcT which notion 1 comprdwnd only knowing gentlemen, 
hie Bonl being tnuucendent, and incoaunnnlcahle to ottieia but 
bf rag e c t l on) will btmonr theae poaOinme Idosaa of thehr 
friend ; and, if any have Uv'd In ao much darkneaa, aa not to 
have known eo great an ornament of onr age, l^ looking upon 
Oeae Remalna with dvlUty and nndentandhig, they may 
timely yet lepeot, and be lorgiven. 

In tida age of jM^er-proetltHtiona a man may buy the lepnta- 
tkm td aom« anfluni into Uie price of their vcdnme ; but know, 
the name that kadetti into thli Blyrium la aacred to Art and 
Hooonr ; and no man that la not excellent in boUi la qnalUM 
a eompetent jndge. For, when knowledge la allowed, yet 
education In the cenaars of a gentleman reqnirea aa many 
deacenta at goee to make one ; and he that ia bold upon hia 
unequal etock to traduce tbia name or learning, will deaerve to 
be condemned again Into ignorance hia original ain, and die 
tntt. 

Bnt I keep back tte tngenuona reader by my unworthy 
pniaea. The gate ii open ; and tiiy aoul invited to a garden of 
favMtiag varMy. Admire hia wit, that created theee lor thy 
ddl|^t : vrtiUa I wlDidraw Into a ibade, and contemplate wlut 
mvat follow. 



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POEMS 

ON NSW-YBAK>S DAY. IMO; TO THE KING 



AwAKB, gFMt ilr, tte nm dUnw ben. 

Gtvw •lljpoiir niblecta a New-Yew ; 

Only m atay til) yoa iq>pe«r. 
For titoe by u your power is nndentood. 
He wMf moke feir d»ya, yoa most nuke Omd food. 
Awake, nraka. 



Sodip 

Tbey cu add Utde onto bite 



Hay no in v^mw cloud ttie e^. 
Bold etoraia invade Ota w amm ^ tf. 
Bat galei of joy, eo lieeb, eo bifh. 
That yoB may think Henv'tt eent to tiy Ale yew 
What •■11, or bortfaea, a king's mind could bew. 
Awidw, awake, ote. 

3 
ICay all ttie dJecords In your atats 
(Ltte thoee In nnslc we aeate) 
Be goveni'd at so wise a rate. 
That what wottU ol HseU sound hanfa, or Mfl^t, 
Hay be so tempar'd that tt may delist. 
Awake, awake, etc 

4 
What coaqaeran from batUae And, 
Or loveiB irikea their dovee are kind. 
Take op henca fa rth our master's mind, 
Hak« SBdi strange rapes upon the placo, *t may be 
Mo longer Joy there, but an eGetasy. 
Awake, awake, etc. 



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H»y vntf plMcnn and delight. 
Hut haa or doM yonr mum ioWte, 
DonUa ttils year, Mve Uiom o' th' night : 
For tneh m mairiige-bed must know no mote 
Than repetUkm of what was befwe. 
Awake, awake. 
And tab 
Sneh prewnta aa poor men can make ; 
They can add little nnto bllM 
Who cannot with. 

LOVING AMD BELOVED 
t 
Thbu never yet waa honest man 

That ever drove the trade of love ; 
It la imposaible, nor can 
Intc^ty oar enda promove ; 
For Unga and lovera are alike In thia. 
That their chief art in reign diinB'm >'*i"g la. 

a 
Hera we are lov'd, and there we love ; 
Good nature now and pasaion atilva 
Which of the two dumld Im at>ove. 
And lawa onto Uie other give. 
So we fabe fire witt art Mmetimea diacover. 
And the tne fire wtfli Hie aame art do cover. 

3 
What rack can fincy find ao high ? 

Here we moat court, and hen engage, 
Thoa|^ In the other place we die. 
O, 'tia tortnie all, and coaenage I 
And which tiie harder la I cannot tell. 
To Ude true love, or make falM love look well. 



Sine* it ia tiina, god of desire. 
Give me my hooesty again. 
And taka ttiy toanda beck, and thy flie ; 
I'm weary of flie state I'm in : 
Snce <U tte very best ibould now befaU) 
LoWa triumph mnat be Honoor'a funeral. 



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A SESSION OF THE POETS 



Ir irtiaa Don Captd's dftrt 
Dott wmmd a bMTt, 

W« hide mr gikl 

And ihtin feUnf, 
Tlw MUrt IncrMMth on that Kon ; 
For wouidi nunrcht bat naUa mom. 



Then U wsiriiliw, look pde, 
And tell oui tela, 

Ueaanlnpdn 

For OM again ; 
So, nettbar ^caJdni doth beooma 
Tha knw't ttets, ooc bcbig dwnb. 

3 

When fUa I do detoy. 
Then ttm Oink I : 

Love it tha fwt 

Of avwjr boart ; 
It pabu a man iriMD 'tb k^ doM, 
And otbaia dotb ofleod wboa 'tit lat looM. 

A SESSION OF THE FOBTS 

A tBMtoM wat held tite ottwr d^. 
And Apollo blmMlf waa at It, tii»y ny, 
Tha tamti that had be«i ao loag reiorv'd, 
Wat now to be given to him beat deeery'd. 

And 
Therefore tha wite of the town came tiilther, 
Twas atiange to tee bow they flocked tagettier, 
Eadi ttion^ confident of bia own way, 
Hwni^t to gabi the laual away that day. 
There was Seld«a, and be nte bard by the dkalr ; 
Weittnan not far off, which was very fair ; 
Sands with Townsend, foe they kept no order ; 
Digbr and ShUUngsworth a UtUe fnrtiier. 

And 
There was Lacan'a translator too, and ha 
That makes God qieak ao bdg in '• poetry ; 
Sehrin and Wallet, and Bartlsts both the bratban ; 
Jack Vao^iaa and Porter, and divara otlMCS. 



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Tlw Int that broke sUence wm good old Ben, 
Rrmred bafon witti CMiarjr wine, so 

And ho told them pUlnly he deeenwd the bftye. 
For hii were called worfca, lAere otfaen were bat pUyi. 
And 
BU then nmomber how ho bad pnrg'd tto atago 
Of enoa, ttut had laated many an age, 35 

And ho hoped they did not think the SiUnt WomM, 
The Pmt and the AUktmiit, ontdone by no mas. 

ApoUo atopt htan there, and bode hbn not go on, 

Twai merit, he aaid, and not preeomptloo 

Hntt carry 't, at which Ben tamed aboat, 30 

And In great choler ofier'd to go oat ; 

Bat 
Tboee that were there Oioaght it not fit 
To dlacontent M ancient a wit ; 

And tiierefdn Apollo catl'd him back again, 35 

And made him mine boat of Ue own New Iiw. 

Tom Carew waa next, but he had a fault 

That would not well stand with a lanraat : 

Hia mote waa hide-bound, and th' iaane of 'a brain 

Was seldom bronght fortit tmt with trouble and pain. _ 40 

And 
All that were present tliere did agree, 
A lanroat muse should be easy and fioe. 
Yet sure 'twas not that, but 'twas thoniht that. Us graoe 
Conaidcr'd, he was well ha had a cup-brarar'B place. 45 

\nil. Davonant, aaham'd of a foolish mbchanco 
That he had got lately traveling in Prance, 
Modestly hoped the handsmneness of 's muse 
lU^t any deformity about him excuse. 

And 30 
Surety tiw cmnpaiqr would have been ocmtent. 
If tb^ could have found any precedent : 
But In all dwir records either In rerae or prose. 
There was not wte lanreat without a nooe. 

To \nu. Bartlet sure aU tte wits meant weU, 55 

Bat fbit they woald see how his snow would sell ; 
Will, anll'd and swore hi their Jodgmoata they went less. 
That Goncloded of merit upon suocoM. 



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A SESSION OF THE FOETS XX 

Soddwify taking Ui ptaM afaln, 

H« gave way to SeMn, iriio attaint at^ tai, fo 

Bat, alaa I he had been m lataljr a wit, 

Tliat Apollo baldly knew Un yt^ 

Toby HaAm (pox on him I), how oam« he tiiam r 
Waa wU^Milng nottdng In aafnebody'a ear ; 
Whea be bad &e honoor to be nam'd In court, 65 

Bat, air, yoB may thank my Lady Carliale for t : 

For had not her can fumliht yoa oat 

WHh aomathhig ol bandaome, wlttwNrt all doabt 

Yoa and yow aony Lady ICnae had bean 

In the noaiber oJ thooa that were not let In. 70 

In haato firam the coart two or thrae came In, 
And they broo^t letters (loraootii) from the Queen ; 
Twaa diaonetly done, too, for U tfa' had come 
WIthoat ttam, th' had acaioe beea let into flie nom. 

SookUng noKt waa eaU'd, bat did not ai^ear, 75 

Bat Btralt one wUiper'd Aptrito I' tti' ear. 
That of all men llvhig be cnnd not for 't. 
He kived not the Hues ao well aa Ui aport ; 

And pdmd black eym, or a hiciv bit 

At boiria, above all the trofdiies of wit ; 80 

Bat ApoUo waa angiy, and pabUqaety nld, 

T^van fit that a flns were aet upon 'a bead. 

Wat Ifontagao now atood forth to hla trial. 

And did not ao mn^ aa auapeet a denial ; 

Bat wlt^ Apollo aikad Um firat of all, 85 

If ba nodeiatood hia own paatonl. 

For, if ba oonld do It, 'twould plainly appear 

He oBdaratood mora than any man there. 

And did merit the baya above aU the reat. 

Bat Ae Moaai ear waa modeat, and rikooa oonlaat. 90 

Daring tibeae tnmblea, In Uta court waa hid 

One that ApoUo aooo nOat, Uttle Od,; 

And having ^ied Um, caU'd him oat o< Oe ttrong. 

And advie*d blm In hla ear not to write ao atrong. 

TbM Morray waa aonunon'd, tmt 'twaa urg'd ttutt ha 95 
"^imt eblaf already of anodiar company. 



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HalM Mt by hlnuelf moit gmvaly did Knile 
To tM them about nothing keop tach a coll ; 
Aptdlo hid ipM him, but knowing hla nind 
Puwd by, and caU'd Falktud tfast nts Jnat behind. loo 

Bnt 
He wu ot Ute eo gone widi divinity. 
That be had ahnoet lofgot Ua poetoy, 
Thoai^ to ai^ dM trnttk (and ApoUo did know iQ 
He n4^ have been boUi hta prieat and his poet. 105 

At kngtti who but an Aldennan did appear. 
At wUdi Will. Davanant b«aa to swear ; 
Bat wlaer Ap<dlo bade him draw nl^ier. 
And iriien he waa mounted a Uttle higher. 

He openly declared Uut it waa the best algn 1 10 

Of good atore of wit, to have good etore 0/ coin ; 
And wUhoat a ayUaUe more or leaa aald. 
He put the laniel on the Aldannan'a head. 

At tfila aU the wits were in such a mase 

That for a good while (hey did noUiing but gaxe 115 

One upon anotter : not a man in tiM place 

Bat had dlscootsnt writ In great in hto face. 

Only ttie small poets dieet'd up ag^. 

Out of hope, aa 'twaa thought, of borrowing ; 

Bnt nre ttiey were out, for he focfeita his crown, lao 

When he iende any poeta about the town. 



LOVE'S WORLD 

Im eadi man's heart that doth begfai 
To love, tiiere'a ever fram'd witttln 
A UtUe workl, for so I found, 
When flrst my passioo reason diowa'd. 

Instead oieardi unto this frame, £M* 5 

I had a faith was still the same ; 

For to be right it doth behoove 

It be as that, flxt and not move ; 

Yet as Che earth may aometiroe shako 

(Foe winda ahnt ap will cause a quake), 10 

80, often Jealousy and isar, 

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LOVE'S WORLD X3 

My Floift wu oqr nm, lor M Sim 

Om nn, M bnt on* Flon WM : 
AU odMT <KM borrowed Iteace ij 

Thiir H^t and gnco, h atan do tbeaoe. 

My hopM I can my moon, fof tiuy, JfooN 

lacooatant stlU, were at no «tay ; 

Bat, aa my ton IncUn'd to me, 

Ormore Of kaa were nm to be : 20 

Sometimea it would be full, and tiien 
O I too, too aoon decreaie again ; 
Bdlpat aometlmei, iliat 'twonid w laU 
There would appear no hope at all. 

Uy thoni^ia, 'canaa Infinite they be, Sbuv 13 
Moat bfl tboae many atara we mo ; 

Of which aorae wand'red at dtelr will, Ftjod 

Bat moat on her wen fixed atUl. Piawli 



My bnming flame and hot deilie 

Moat be the element of flie, </)<*« 30 

W)^ hatt) as yet ao aeerat been. 

That it aa fliat was never seen : 

No kitchen fire, nor eating flame. 

Bat innocent, hot bat In name ; 

A fire that's starv'd when fed, and gum 33 

When too much fnel la laid on. 

Bat aa It plainly doth ^ipear. 

That fln mbsists by bdng near 

The moon'a bright orb, ao I believe 

Onra dotti, <or hope ke^ love alive. 40 

My fancy was the air, moat free Air 

And fnU of mntabUlty, 
Big with chlmeraa, vapooia here 
Innumerable hatcht as tiiere. 

The sen's my mind, which calm woald be, 5m 45 
Were It btm winds (my pasiionB) free ; 
Bat ont alas I no sea 1 find 
la trooUad Uke a lover'a nlnd. 

mtfain it rocks and ahallowa be, 

Pe^alc and fond crednUty. 30 



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SK JOHN SUCKLING 

Bnt tn thU world It w«ro good reMoa 

W« did dbtingnlA time and Mwoa ; 

Her pmenco then did mmka tho d«y. 

And night ihall coma when she'i ftway. 

Long nbeencs in Iir-dlitant fimoo WinUr 35 

C»»tw the winter ; and the space 

She tairied with me, weli I might 

Call it my mmmer of delight Sumtiur 

Dlveraity of weather came 

Ftom what she did, and thence had name ; 60 

Sometimes ah' would smile — that made it fair ; 

And when she lan^t, tfae son Bbin'd clear. 

Sometimes sh' woold bown, and •ometimes weep, 

Sodoodeand rain tiieir tnnis do luep ; 

Sometimes again eh* would be all ice, 65 

Extremely cold, extremely nice. 

Bat wdt, my Hues t the worid Is wide. 

And all at once was not deacrl'd : 

It may fall ont eome honest lover 

The rest hereafter will dlseorer. 70 



Dost see how unregarded now 

That fdece of beanty passes ? 
There was a time when I did vow 
To tiiat alone ; 

But nook the <»te of faces ; 5 

The nd and white woAe now no nuu« on me 
Than if it ooold not diann, or I not see. 

a 
And yet ttie face continnei good, 

And I have itiU detins. 
Am still tfae salfsame Hash and blood, 10 

As 1^ to melt 

And sufier frcnn tiuwe flies ; 
O t tome Und power unriddle irfure It Ues, 
Wbettier ny heart be iauify, or ber eyes ? 



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Sba cvay dftf twr nuu doM Ull, 

And I u often dlo ; 
Nelttor bcr power, tiien, nor my wlH 
Cut qnMtiooed be, 

Wlut li the myitery P 
Sore Beftnty'e empim, like to gieater statee, 
Hftve certain perlodi aat, uid hld<len telae. 



Or flMt, Uad b^. I aak no nd and white. 
To rnakt vp my delight ; 
No odd boGOOilng gncei, 

Black eye*, w ttttle know-not-frtiati In faeee ; 

Hakn me Int mad enon^, give me good atoie 

Of love for tier I ooort : 
laaknooMice, 

Tla hive in love Oat makee the iport. 



Thece^i no rach thing ai tint we beauty call, 
It is toere coeenage all ; 
Foe though aome long ago 

Xik'd certain oolonn minted eo and ao. 

That doth not tie me now from dioodng new : 

It I a fancy take 

To Uaok and Mne, 

That fancy doth It beauty make. 



Ill not the meat, bnt 'tis the appetita 
Hakei eating a doU^t, 
And if I like (me dlib 

Ifore than another, that a pheaaant la ; 

What in our watchee, that in na la found ; 

So to Che height and nick 

We up be woond. 

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I 

O I for •one honnt lorer'a gboat. 

Some kind unbodied poit 
Sent from the riitdet below I 
I ttrangely long to know. 

Whether flie noUer diapleti wear, 

TboM that their mlitreai' icom did bear. 
Or titoae (hat ware ne'd ktodly. 
a 

For whatsoe'er thejr tell m here 

To make thoae eafieringa dear. 
Twill there I lear be loand, 
That to the being crown'd 

T* have loved alone will not mffice. 

Unlen wo alio have been wIm, 

And have onr tore* enjoy*d. 

3 
What pottnie can we ttilnk him In, 
That here nnlov'd again 
Departs, and 'a thither giHie 
Where eadi aita by Ui own t 
Or how can that eljrilnm be. 
Where I my mlstreee ttiU mtwt see 
Circled in othera' arms ? 

4 . 

For tlwre the judgea all are Jnat, 
And Sophoniiba must 
Be his whom aha held dear. 
Not bia who loVd her here ; 

The awMt Phlloclea, ilnce the died, 

Uee by her FIroclea hia aide. 
Not by Amphiahii. 

5 

Some bays, perchance, or myrtle bough, 

Pw dlSetence crowns die brow 
Of those kind soola that were 
The noble martyrs here ; 
And If that be the only odds 
(As who can tell t) ye kinder gods. 

Give me the woman hm. 



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TO LORD LEPINGTON X7 

TO HIS MUCH HONOURED THB LORD LBPINGTON. 
UPON HIS TRAI^LATIOH OF HALVBZZI. HIS 
' ROMULUS ' AND ' TARQUIN ' 
It la w nn and new a ttUnf to aee 
On^t ttiat bd(»(a to yoong aoblUty 
In print, bat tbeir own dotbea, Ifaat wa mwt pialaa 
Yon as wa wonld do thoaa Ant ahaw tbs waya 
To arta or to naw worida. Yoa bavo hattai ; 5 

Taught trnvalTd yontii what tia it ibonld hava dona : 
For *t baa todaod too atnmf n ctutoa boan 
To eany oat mora wH flun wa briof taL 
Yon hm done oflMnriae, bconght hooM, my locd. 
The chokeat thlofa fan'd eonntrtea do aSocd : 10 

Halvassi by you meana ia Bn^^iah grown. 
And qiaaha our tongna aa wall now aa hla own. 
Halvmsl, ha whom *tli aa hard to praiaa 
To nurlt, aa to imttata hia wnya. 
Ha doea not ihow na Rome gnat anddealy, ' 15 

Aa U the ampira warn • tympany. 
Bat ghiea ft natnral giowtti, talla how and irity 
Tha Utaa body grew ao laiga and hl^. 
Daacribea andt thing ao Uvaly. Ati we am 
Coacera'd o or ae l Yaa brtoc* wa an aware : 30 

And at ttie ware Vtttf and their nei^bonn wag'd, 
Badi man la pnaent attU, and atiU aagog'd. 
like a good pcaapeotlira be aliangafy bitagi 
TUngadlatanttona; ud in tfaeae two Uaga 
Wa aaa what nude gnatoem. And what 'thaa been 35 
l^da that gnatnaai contampllUe again. 
And oU tUa wt tedioM^ deriVd, 
Bat bha to worida in Uttla m^ oontriVd. 
11b he ttut doU) the Roman dame twtton, 
Hakaa Lnonoo Gfaaater for bar being lAon ; 30 

Glvea her a Und fevenge for Tarqoi&'a ^ ; 
For mvidi'd firet, ahe mvWielb ap^. 
She aaya aodt fine thlngi after 't, that wa moat 
In qiito oi virtne ttnnk Imil r^ie and hiat, 
Stnoe *t waa the caoae no woman would have bad, 35 
Iboo^ Aa'a ol Lwreoe aUe, Tarqoln leea bad. 
Bntatay: Uka one Oat fliinka to brteg hla Mmd 
A mile or two, and aeea the toniney'B and. 
lalnggloattoofat; longgracudo 
Bat he^ good atomaeha ^, ttutt woald fall to. 40 



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AGAINST FRUITION 

STAT^hen, fond yuotti, uul uk no mon ; bt wiat : 

IbiowUig too nach kn^ alnoQ bwt paradiM. 

Tho vbtaom joyi thou luwt, thou wouldst ahonM ttUl 

Urt in tteir pride ; ud wonldttnottakettUl, 

If rudely from nraet dreams (and for a toy) 5 

Hioa wert mk't ? he wakea htaneeU, that doea enjoy. 

Flmitloa adde no new wealth, but destroys. 

And irtiile it ^eassttt much the palate, cloys ; 

Who ddnka be shall be h^ipter for that. 

As reascmaUy mi^ hope he might grow iat to 

By eating to a sorfeit ; this once past. 

What reUdws ? evso Idsseo lose Aelr taste. 

Urge not 'tb necesnry : alas I we know 

The bomdiest thing which mankind does Is so ; 

The world is of » vast extent, we see, 15 

And mast be peopled ; children there must be ; 

So mnst bread too ; bat since they are enongb 

Bom to the drudgery, what need we irfongh t 

Women enjoy'd (wfaate'er before W have been] 

Are like romances read, or sights once seen : 30 

Fknttkn's dnU, and ^oils the play mndi more 

Than If one nad or knew the {dot before. 

'TIS eitpeetatkn makes a bleialng dear : 

Heaven were not heaven. It we Inew n^t it were. 

And as In p ros p ects we are ttere pleas'd most, 25 

Whsre something keeps flie eye from being loot. 
And leaves as room to gaess ; so bsre resbalat 
HoUs np deU^t, tfiat wMi excess woaU fahit. 
Thsy who kaow all ttis wealtit fltey have, ate pow. 
He's oni^iMi that cannot tell his sta»e. 30 



TUnn never yet was woman made, 

Nor shall, bat to be enrst ; 
And O, tiiat I, fond I, shoold flrst. 

Of any lover, 
Thia tmttt at my own charge to other iooto discover I j 



TO WILL. DAVENANT 



Yoa, tlwt bava pramlt'd to towmIvm 

Propriet y to love. 
Know women's beirte like ttntw do move. 

And lAftt we cell 
Thair eympetfajr, it bat tove to jet ia (eaeral. 



And, ttioosh we inm find 
Hiat never wlto m loftdttone joln'd, 

lit not the Inn's fenlt, 
It la becABM near flte loadstsoe ft wu never bnmi^t 15 

4 
If where e gentle bee bath fan'n. 

And labonred to hii power, 
A new mcceedi not to that flower. 

Bat pMiM by, 
11atobeaoa|^t,tfae(allaatelw<irtM(eloadeUatbl(h. 30 

5 

For itUl the flowers ready etand : 

One bosses round abont. 
One li(hts. one tastes, leta to, gets oat : 

All all ways «se tbem, 
nn all llieir sweela are gime, and all agato letoee tfaam. 35 

TO HY FRIBHD WILL. DAVBNAMT, UPON HIS POBM 

OF 'MADAGASCAR' 
What mj^ty princes poets are t thoee totofi 
The great ones stick at, and our very kings 
Lay down, toey vestnre oo ; and with great ease 
Dtooover, cmqoer what and where they please. 
Some pblepnatic eea^captato would have staid 5 

For money now, or vlctaab ; not have welgh'd 
Anchor witiioat '«m ; Okki, ¥nii, doet not stay 
80 mnch ae tor a wtod. bat go'st away, 
Land'st, vlew'st the country ; fi|^f at, paf st all to nmt, 
Befon aaottier could be patting oat I 10 

And now ttis new* to town is, Dav'naaf a come 
Ftam Madagascar, frangbt wWi laarel home : 
And welcome, WIU, tor dMflret time; bnt prithee 
In thy next voyage bring the gold too will) thee. 



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90 SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

TO HY FRIEND WILL. DAVENAMT. ON HIS OTHER 



Trod hut ndsem'd tu. Will ; wad Intoie tintM 
Shan not Mcoant unto ttM iige'm crimes 
DMrth ol ptira wit. Since the |feat lord of It. 
Donm puted hence, no man ha* aver writ 
So near him In 'a own way : I would command 
ParticalaTa ; but tiun, how ihonld I end 
Without a vohime i Ev'iy Una of thine 
Would aik (to pralaa it rigfaQ twenty of rahie. 



LovB, Reaaon, Hate, did once betpeak 
Thraa matea to play at bariey-bnak : 
Love, Folly took ; and Reaaon, I^ncy ; 
And Hate cooaorta with PMo ; m dance tfaey ; 
Love coopled last, and ao It feU, 
That Lova and Folly were In hell. 

3 

They break, and Love wooM Reann meet ; 
Bnt Hate waa nimbler on hoc feet : 
Fancy kxAa for Pride, and Ifalther 
Hka, and Uwy two hng together : 
Yet CUs new conpUng atill dotfa tdl 
That Love and Folly were In heU. 

3 

The rest do break again, and Pride 
Halh now got Reaaon on her aide : 
Hate and Fancy meet, and iland 
Untoneht by Love In FoUy'a hand : 
Folly waa dnil, bnt Love ran well ; 
So Love and Ftdly were in hell. 

SONG 
t 
I niTHBS tpan me, gentle boy ; 
Prem me no more foe that di|^ toy. 
That fooUah trifle of an heart : 
I awear it will not do its part, 
1%ovg^ ttion doat ttdne, employ'at thy power and art. 



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ON LM>V CARUSLE 



Pot thmi|)i lon( ovtton tt bw known 

Tb* Uttttt Munti, and !■ grown 

SaUM and wiw, wiU tuen Ito wiU, 

And, Uka old bawki, pnmwa ttuit Mill 

Hut maltM iMst quirt, ttea only wheie H can UU. 

3 

Soma joaOk dtat baa not made Ua atoiy, 

mil fldnk pM<d>aiiea tbe patn'a tbs ^c«y. 

And mannariy atk oat km'a iaaat ; 

I iludl be carvi^ ^ 0M boat, 

Bndaijr caU te Oa laat ranna Ion Um nat 

4 
And O, irtMa oooe fiiat ooniaa ia paat. 
How abort » tine th« feast doth hat I 
Hen ilee »w^, and seane eay gnoa. 
Or dvitty once ttaofc tbe face 
ntat did Invita, bnt nek anottwr place. 



M HY LADY CASUSLB'S WALKING IN HAHPTON 
COUKT GARDEN 
DMoffw 
T. c I. a. 

THOH. 
DloiT ttUM not And tbe place lagfi^d. 
And flowen, aa U tbey bad dedr'd 
No otber ann, start fmn ttkolr beda. 
And lor a ai^teteal oat Oetr beada i 
Haaid'rt tiion not mnriek irfwn abe taik'd t ■ 5 

And dkM not find tint, as dw wnlk'd 
She tbraw face perfomea atl aboot, 
8«eb as bean-bhwsams neirty oat. 
Or duiad q4ces |iv«^— ? 

J. a. 

I moat eoafeas tfaoee peifnaua, Tom, 10 

I did notHneU ; nor ionnd tttat from 
Her paseinf by ongbt aprnnf np new : 
The flowen bad all tbeir bbetb bam yon ; 



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SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

For I pMt'd o'er iha nUntns walk. 
And did not find oiw linglo rtalk 
Ol any thing th&t was to Mng 
TUa vnknown att«r-aft«'-^iriog. 

Thou. 
DaU and Inwatibla, conld'tt wo 
A thing K near a Deity 
Hove np and down, and feel no diange 7 

J. a. 
None and ao great were alike strange. 
I had my tfaonghta, but not your way ; 
All are not bom, sir, to the bay : 
Alas I Tom, I an flesh and blood. 
And was eonmlthig how I could 
In spite of masks and hoods descry 
The parts denied onto the eye : 
I was undoing all she wore ; 
And, had she walkt bat one torn more. 
Eve In her fint state had not been 
More naked, or more plainly seen. 

Thoh. 
'Twaa well for thee she left the place : 
There la great danger tat ttiat iace ; 
Bat, badst ttioa view'd her leg and thl^, 
And, apoD that discovery, 
Seaich'd after parts ttiat are more dear 
(As Ftacy seldom stops so near). 
No time or age bad ever seen 
So lost a tUng as Ihoa hadst been. 



TO MR. DAVBHANT FOR ABSBHCB 

WoMDBm not, if I stay not here : 
Hart lovers, like to wounded deer. 
Must shift the place : for standing still 
Leaves'too much thne to know our ill : 
Where 'there is a traitor eye. 
That lets In from 1h' enemy 
All that may supplant an heart, 
ms time the chief rfioak) ose some art. 



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AGAINST ABSENCE 

Who parte ttw objeot from tiw mom. 

Wtdf OQti ott lntallls«ne«. 

O, him qokUy moa mart die, 

SboBld ttMy ataad tU lovVt twUny I 

Peniodft't «yM gnat m l iclilrf do : 

So do, «• know, Uw ciiuwa too ; 

Bat meo an Mi> at dtotanoo atfll : 

Wban Ibejr nadi not, flMy canaot km. 

Lova ii a St, and aooa to put ; 

IB dirt aatjr niakai tt lart : 

Who to rtlU looUnc, gating avar, 

Difnka irina i' tfa* v«rjr hdght o* tfa' fnw. 



AGAINST ABSBNC8 



Mya 

ThMa vDwa af lite m ooaatlca l , 



And pibtila aaaUng ap of ajraa ? 
CcMAO, oo«M, ba wlw ; latoin agate ; 
A Angu bomt 'a aa gnat a pate ; 
And tfaa Muaa phyalck, aeUMma art 
Cam diat, mmld cure a Bamteg haait; 
WooUat tiKm, aUtat yrt ttw fin to te. 
Bat hold it to tfaa flfa agate. 
If TOO, dear air, tte plagaa hava got, 
What mattar to *t wfartlMr or not 
Thajr tot jron te tba lama hoaaa Uo, 
Or eany yoa atmad to dto 7 
Ha, irttom tfaa plagaa or lova ooce Ukm, 
Bwf room a peathonM makaa. 
Abaanoa vara good if 't wan but oenaa. 
That oolr holda tfa' tetrtUgMioa. 
Para knra ak»a no hart woold do ; 
Bat love to tove, and maglek too, 
Briagi a mtrtraae a tlKnuand mltoo. 
And tiia elel^t of looka begnOaa, 



And the lama time year tlvallten : 
And (0, the devai) tfaat rite riwold 
Say finer tiiinge now ttuw dte wooU ; 
So noUy ianer dotfa aoppljr 
What tfae doll MOM tote bD and dto. 



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SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

Boraty Uka maa^ tM enemy. '■ known 
To tempt Mm moet when he's «l<me : 
The air at womb viU o'ergrown wood 
Or pcttileM grove to the boy's food, 
Retnm tiien bwk. and feed thine eye, 
FMd «U fliy leneee, end feMt U^ : 
Spue diet to the CMue lovo iMti ; 
For eBrfelti eooner fcUl thu feeti. 



A SUPPLBHBNT OF AH IHPBKFBCT COPY OP VERSES 

OP MR. WIIXIAH SHAKBSPBAKB'S. BY THE 

AXmiOR 

1 

Om ol hn buidi ooe o< her cheeke toy under, 

Coeenlng the pUlow of a towf nl Um, 
indch ttiwelon fwM'd, and eeem'd to part aeunder, 
Ai sngnr to be robb'd of mch a bUH : 
The one lookt pato, and Cor nveoge did long, 5 

WhDe V other blndi'd, 'oune It had done tiie «tong. 
* 
Oat oi Ifae bed tiie otter fair hand wai 

On a peen eattai qnOt. irtioee perfect iridt« 
Lookt Uke a daisy bi a field of grate,* 
And diew'd Uke nnmalt taow onto Ota ai^t : 10 

There toy thto pretty perdue, tafo to keep 
The mt o* W body Oat toy faat aitoep. 

3 

Her eyea, (and tterefore It waa nighQ, eloae told. 

Strove to fanpriaon beanty tiU the mom : 
Bat yet the doota ware of anch fine atnff made, 15 

That It broke timm^, and dww'dltnlf In aeom, 
Throwing a Usd of U|^ abont ttte ^aee, 
Which tnmed to anlka atlll, at t cams near her face. 

4 
Her beama, irrideh aome doll men called hair, divided. 

Part with her cbeeka, part widi her Upa, did aport; ao 

Bnt flteee, as rada, her breath pot by stUI : soma 
WlseUer downwarda sought, bat, itlUng dtort, 
Cnri'd back In ringa, and eeem'd to tars again 
To bits the part so anUadly hdd them bi. 



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THE LOVER'S CLOCK-THE SIEGE 

That aone begullMl be by Tfnw*! qokk aomiag, 
Lovon luT« IB tiuir bearto ft clock ttm gcdnc : 
For, tttoofh tlflu bft&tmUa, bb mottoH 
Anqnkbr 
AndtUckar 
Vnun km batb bia ootlou. 

Hopo k Ifae malnHiFrioff oo whtch movn detln ; 
And tbsM do tta* len vAeete, Foar. Joy, iaMfin ; 
Hu bftluca )• Tboo^t, sveonon 
CUoUiiK 



Aad M*«( living o'ar. 
OecMtoa'a ttw band wfafdi rtlll ^ movfaic ronad. 
Tin by it tiw orltlcal boor m»f b« fennd ; 

And. wbn Qai falto ont. It wlU ttrlks 



And wbat yoa bMt Uu. 



Tn now, tlno* I nt down bafon ' 
Tbat fooUA lort, » bMrt, 

mnw stnuifefy tpent), a yew and o 
Aaditmidklinypart, 



Hade my ^ipiDacbn, from bet hand 

Unto ber Bp did riae. 
And did slfeady nndeiatand 

Hie buifaafa of tier qrea ; 



My tongue waa engineer : 
I tbovgbt to imdennlne tbe heart 
B^ wbfapering to tbe ear. 

4 
Wban tbia did ootfalng, I Imnigbt down 

GmA cannon-oalba, and thot 
A ttowand tttoonnd to 'ttie town i 

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SIR JOHN SUCKLING 



I then ranlved to ■tam Am pl«c« 

B7 catting oR kU kbwt, 
PnWng and gudng on hor face. 

And iil Mu^ Uttk bUnn. 

6 
To dnw her ont, and from her strength, 

I drew all batteriei in ; 
And brought mTaelf to lie at lengfli, 

Aa U no alege bad been, 

7 
Whaa I bad doo« what man oonU do. 

And ttiou^t Ibe place mtne own. 
The enemy lay qvlet too. 

And wiU'd at aO waa done. 



I sent to know from whence and where 
Theae bopee and this relief ? 

A tpf tnfonn'd, Honoar waa there. 
And did command in diiet. 



March, march, qaoth I, the word etralgbt ^ve ; 

Laf a loee do time, but leave her : 
That giant upon air will live. 

And bold it out lor ever. 



To aooh a place onr camp remove, 

Aa will no sitfie abide : 
I bate a fool that starves her love. 

Only to feed her ^ide. 



UPON HY LORD BROHALL'S WEDDING 

a[ucxuMo]. B[oin>]. 
S. IM bed, dull man, 

When Love and Hymen's revels are begun. 
And tiie church ceremonies past and done ? 
B. Why, who's gone mad to-day ? 



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UPON MY LORD BROHALL'S WEDDING 37 

S. Don huetkk I ttwa would'st njr* 3 

H* tfaat it fone to hMvaii'» |oii» aatrftf : 



b gooe to obwdi, m mar^n to the fin : 
Wbo maof, differ bat i' W «ad. 

Sum botlt do tato 10 

Tlw bardoBt wKf to iriut fliejr moit dwif*. 
Nor itoid Iw tlU ttM ioniul prlert had doM ; 
Bat, WB that put mt flolriit, bia befui : 

Which did meal 
The haate and eifaniMi man liave to aeal, 15 

That long to toll tfaa monay. 
A ^ric of willow la Ua hat Ita won— 
Tha kaar'a badge and UvVjr bentotore. 
Bat now k oidered, tiiat It mi^t be taken 
By }oiAan-€tk, JoraaUnf aa fooakeo ; m 

Andnowand tliai 
A canlaaa mile brdka forth, -wUdi qioke hia mind. 
And aeeni'd to aay ahe might hare been more kind. 

When tfala (dear Jack) I aaw, 

Thoa^t I, as 

HowwwAiahnrar'BUwt 
The booda mad* then (Uke gtpaiM' kaot^ wldi eaae 
Are <aat and kMae. as Oey Uiat hold them pleaM. 
B. Bat waa tte fair nyn^'a pralee or power laaa, 
That M him captive now to h^ipkiaae, 30 

'Canto *e did not « lonign aU deqrfae, 
Bnt enter'd fareadiaa made by othera* eyaa ? 
S. The fode forbid I 

There mnet be aome to Aoot and twtter down, 
OUuratofoaoaand totakeintlwtown. 35 

To hawka (good Jack) and beaita 
There may 
Bo oev'ral waya and aria : 
One watelwo them perc h ance, and makei then tame ; 
Anottar, whm they^ ready, ahewa Uiem game. 40 



S», 
WnsTHBa tbeae linea do find yon oat. 
Patting or clearing o< a dovbt ; 



Or reoondling tlvee in om. 
Or tiw unriddling how men die. 
And Uve at once eternally. 



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SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

Now t«k» joa up, know 'tia decreed 
Yon itnlght bettrlda ttu coU^o iteed. 
Leave Sodniu and the Khoolmen 
(Whldi Jack Bond awraia do but fool men). 
And come to town : 'tit fit yon Atm 
YoniaeU abroad, that men may know 
(Wbate'er aome teamed men have gneea'd) 
That otadet an not yet ceaa'd. 
There yon ehall find the wit and wine 
Fknring alike, and both divine ; 
DUtea, widi nanea not known IJi boohe. 
And leM amoopt tiie eollege-cooln, 
Wlfli laiico ao pcegnant fliat yon need 
Not atay tOI hunger Mda yon feed. 
Th« nraat of learned Jcriinson'a brain. 
And gentle Shakeapear'e eaa'er strain. 
A hackney-coach conveya you to. 
In aplto of all ttiat rain can do : 
And for yonr el^teenpance yon ait 
The lord and Judge of aU freah wit. 
Newt In one day aa much w* have here. 
Ae aervea all Wtadaor for a year, 
And wlilch the carrier bringa to yon. 
After 't has here boMi found not true. 
Then tiilnk what GompaiQr '■ deaiga'd 
To meet yon here, men ao refin'd. 
Their very common talk at board 
Hakea wtoe or mad a young court-knd. 
And makea him cuable to be 
(hnpire in 'a faOer'a company : 
Whera no dilutes, aor fuo'd defeace 
Of a man'e peraoa for hla aanaa, 
Tako np the time ; all atrive to be 
Uaatera of tmth.'aa victory ; 
And, where yon come, I'd boldly awear 
A ayood m]|^t aa eaa^ err. 



AGAINST FRUITION 

F» Upon hearts that bum wttb mutual fire t 
I bate two mtnda tliat breathe but one desire. 
Were I to euraa tft' nnballow'd aort of men, 
I'd niA Hum to loTS^ and be lov'd agaia. 



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AGAINST FRUITION 

LoWt « M m eltoB. Oat Uvw on mtn ftir. 

And nirfalta lAea it omom to gntMr tan : 

Tli prttjr JemlotHiw, Md Ittttt lean. 

HopM Jcdii'd wiflt doabti. and )oya wiA April tMn. 

That Gmnts oar lova wltti pWauna : theN an fona 

Wbea coca m flona to tall frnitloD. 

lika waking in a morning, wlMa all night 

Onr fancy hatii baen fed wlflt tma dallglit. 

O, irtwt a atroka 'twonld be I ■me I riionld die. 

Should I b«t hear my mietreie once amy, ay. 

That mooator expeetetion Ibeda too high 

Pot any womeo e'er toaatbfy ; 

And no brnva qibit ever car'd for tttat 

Which In down bede with eaae be coold ooma at. 

She'e bat an honeat iriiora tiiat yielda, althoogh 

She ba a* cold aa ice, Bi pure as now : 

Ha thatenjoye ha hath no more to My 

Bat ' Keep ae faetlng, if you'll have ui pray.' 

Then, talnat mlitrwe, hold the power you uM9, 

By atin denying lAat we atiU do crave : 

In keeping na in hopea itrange tbingi to aee 

That never wars, nor are, nor e'er iImII be. 

ABAIXAO 
Upon a WsDonn) 
I TELL dkoe, Dick, iriiere I have been ; 
Where I tiia rarait things have eeen, 

O, tliingi withoat compare I 
Sndi d|^ta again cannot be found 
In any place on Bn^iA gnnnd. 

Be it at wake cr fair. 
At Charing boee, hard by tte way 
Where we (Hum fcnow'a^ do mU our bay. 

There ii a home with stain : 



Sodi folk as are not in onr town, 

Vorty at bast, in pairs. 
Amongst the rest, one peaflent flne 
pUs beard no bins' thoai^ flian thine) 

Walkt on before the rest : 
Oar Isndlord looks Uks nn **'*"^ to him : 
The lOng (God blees him 1), 'twooU undo Um, 

Should he go stUl so dreat. 



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SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

At Cooiw-ft-Fwrk, wlthost «I1 doubt, 
H« riKmId hsvs fint b«ea taken otit 

^ all ttw maUa 1' A' town : 
Thonih Ituty Roger Uiora had been. 
Or little Gewge upon flie Green, 

Or Vincent of tiie Crovm. 
Bat wot you what ? the youth was going 
To make «n end of all lili wooing ; 

The paraon for him atakl : 
Yet by bit leave (for aU his haste] 
He did not so much wish all past 

(Pen^tance) as dU tfaa maid. 
The maid — and tberrtiy bangs a tale ; 
For such a maid no Whitaon-ale 

Conid ever yet produce : 
No grape, ttiat's kindly ripe, could be 
So found, so plump, eo soft as she, 

HochalfsofuU<rfJulDe. 
Her finger was eo small, Vbe ring 
Would not stay on, which they did bring ; 

It was too wide a peck : 
And to say tiuth (for out it mast) 
It knkt Ufco the great collar (just) 

About our young coif a neck. 
H<c feet beneatii her petticoat, 
Liko Utde mice, stole in and out. 

As if they fear'd the light : 
But O, At dances such a way I 
Ho son upon an Easter-day 

Is half so fine a sight. 
He would have Ust her <mce or twice ; 
But she vronid not, she waa so nice. 

She would not do 't in sight : 
And tiken she lookt as u4io diould say, 
' I wiU do what I Uet to-day. 

And you shall do 't at nig^t.' 
Her cheAs BO rsre a iriiite was «, 
No dsisy makes comparison 

(Who sees thm la undone) ; 
For streaks of red were mingled tiiere. 
Such as are on a Katiteine pear 

frbe side tbafs next the sun). 



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A BALLAD UPON A WEDDING 

Her 1^ mn fed ; and om vm thin. 
Canpu'd to tluit «u outt her chin 

(Soii» b«e lud rtunc it luwly) : 
Bnt Dkk. bar «jm n gaaxA hor be*. 
I dncat no iiK»a npon then gan 

Than on the m la July. 
Hoc movtli to aiaU, vlMn she doee Bpeafc, 
Thoa 'det eweac h«r teeth her word* did bceek. 

That diey mlfht paaeago get ; 
Bat the >a handled ttiU the matter, 
Tbey came as |eod as onra, or better, 

And are not qMnt a whit 
If wiiUng Aonld be any stai. 
The panoQ Umadi bad snUty been 

^be lookt fliat day ao poie^) ; 
And, did ttM yondi lo oft the leat 
At id^t, as ■ome did in concett. 

It wonU have ^oll'd Urn snr^. 
Jnst In the nkk flie cook knockt thrice. 
And aU tiie waiters to a trice 

His mnunons did obey : 
Badt awvtac^nan, wHh diA to hand, 
Hardrt bold^ up, lika oar tratai'd bawl, 

Rnoeatad, and away. 
When an the meat was on flu table. 
What man of knife or teeth was able 

To stay to be intceated i 
And tills the very reason was— 
Beioce the parson covkl say grace. 

The company was seatnd. 
The bns'nMS of tlia Utclun's great. 
For it is fit tiiat man dtonld eat : 

Nor was It there donl'd— 
Psssian o' me, how I run on 1 
There's that tikat would be thonght npcn 

(I trow) beridos the bride. 
Now bats fly off, and yontiis canmsa, 
Healdia first go lonnd, and titan the boaos : 

Tile bride's eama Okk and thick ; 
And, lAen 'twas nam'd another's health, 
Perils be made it ben by stoaltit : 

(And who oonU bdp it. Dick 1) 



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SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

O'tfa'nddai op tfur rite •od duiM ; 
Hun ait afBln uid ri^, and i^uwa ; 

TImi dancB again and Um: 
Thu Mvonl waya tbe tim« did pa«, 
Wlillat av'iy vremaa wished her place, 

And emy man wWud bia. 
By fliia ttnw all mre ttol'a aalde 
To connad and nndraaa die bride ; 

Bnt ttiat he moat not know : 
Bnt yet 'tmu tiiongbt ba gueia'd ber mind, 
And did not meao to stay beblnd 

Above an hour or ao. 
When la ba came, Dkk, there ahe lay 
Like new-fall*n anow melting away 

(Tma tbne, I trow, to part) : 
Kiaaea were now the only stay. 
Which aoon ahe gave, as who wonid ny, 

God b' w' ye, with all my heart. 
Bnt, Jnat aa Heav'na vonld have, to ooaa it. 
In came the bridemaida wltfa the posaet : 

The bruegroMn eat m apita l 
For, had he lelt tta womea to 't. 
It would have coat two honia to do 't. 

Which wera too mnch that ni|^t. 
At leogth flie caodle'a out ; and now 
AH flwt ttwy bad not done tbey do : 

What that to, who can t»U ? 
Bat I believe it was no more 
Than thou and I have dona before 

Wtt Bridget and with Nell. 



Uv deaieat rival, leat onr love 
ShonU witti excentrtc motion move. 
Before it learn to go aatxay. 
Well teach and aet it hi a way. 
And anoh dlrectlottB give nnto 't. 
That it ahidl never wander foot. 
Know fliat then, we will aerve aa tme 
V amila, aa we wonld do, 
i vAoA our higher flame 
Or our vahtei wiih could frame. 



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THE RIVAL LOVERS 

Impoaribto ihaH b« oar Itope ; 
And lore •hiU only Iwvo Ut icope 
To Join wMi fancy now lod Oon, 
And tidak irrttat uuoa woald coodeoin : 
And on flUM grannda wo'II lov» u tnw, 
Ab tf ttt»f mnmoBt nm f «nftie : 
And duwOy lor «MW Uiinga in*U ati^. 
Aa if to^noRow -won the day. 
KeantinM m two iriU teadi onr hearti 
In love'a bnrdeaa baar tlMlr parta : 
Thou firat ihall ai|^, and any alw'a fair ; 
And I'll atOI anawer, paat eompara. 
Tbon ihatt aat out weh part o* tii' faca. 
White 1 axtal aach Uttta grace : 
Tbon duOtbe ravliht at hac wit; 
And I, dtat aha ao imrama it : 
Hum ahah Uto wen that hand, that aye. 
That 1^, duttlook, tttttm^aaty. 
And in good tanfuge Hub adon ; 
While I want worda and do it mom. 
Yen we wiU alt and ai^ n while. 
And wMi Boft dtoogfatB aoma time begnlla 
But atralgfat again facenk oot, and pc^ae 
Ail we bad done iMfon, new-waya. 
Thna wiU we do, till paler deattt 
Coma with a wanast ior onr braalh ; 
And tbm, whoae fate ■ball be to die 
nret of na two, by legaqr 
Shall rQ Ua atoce bequeath, and glvo 
Hla love to him that Aall •nrvlve ; 
For no one atock can ever aerve 
To lev* aq mnch aa ahe^ doaan*. 

SONG 



HMnar lover irtkoaoever. 
If hi alt diy love there ever 
Waa (Mio w»v*rlng tfiooi^t. It thy flame 
Wan not etm even, atiU the aune : 
Koowtitli. 

Tboa lov'at amim; 

And, to love true. 
Then mnat begin again, and love anew. 



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If iriwn ib» Mpptta* V th' room. 
Hum doat not qtiftke, and on ■frock donb, 
And, in striving ttila to cowr, 
Doat not ipeok thy words twic« over : 
Knowttiii, 

Hum lov'stsmiM: 

And, to love tni«, 
Thon mnst lN|in aciin, and lov« tncnr. 



If fondly tliou dott not mittako. 
And all dafects for graces tako, 
PersDAd'st thyaeU ^t Jests ara broken. 
Whan she hmlk little or nothing spoken, 
Knowthia, 

Thou lov'st amiss; 

And, to love true, 
Hmmi mntt b^ln again, and love aiiflw. 



If when flion appear'st to be within, 
Tboa l«tf at not men ask and ask a^Mn ; 
And, wlMn fluni answer'at, if it be^ 
To what waa«sk'd ttiea, properiy : 
Knowthla, 

Thon ktVatamlsa: 

And, to love tmt^ 
Ikon mnst begin again, and love anew. 



It when ttqr stomach calls to eat, 
Thon cotf at not fingers 'stead of meat, 
And, with much gadng on her bee 
Doat not rise hungry from the ^ace : 
Know this, 

ThoQ lov'st amlas ; 

And, to love tme^ 
Thon mnst begin again, and knre anew. 



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UPON TWO SISTERS 



If bjr ttili tfaoa dott dltcovar 
That Umni art no pcrfBct lov«r, 



Tlioa dott begin to lov* lauiw, 

l^owtbii, 45 

Thon lov'tt amlM : 

And, to love tnie, 
Thoa mutt btftn again, and love anew. 

UK>N TWO SISTBBS 

BllJ>vs t, ytnng man, 1 can aa aaa*ljr tdl 

How Buuijr yania and Incbea 'tia to hell, 

Unriddle an pcedatttnatkni. 

Or tte idee potaita we now diapato upon. 

Had the fline goddsMea twen Jntt aa fair, 5 

It had not been m easily deoUed : 

And tan flie apple mnat have been divided : 

Itmns^ltmnet: be'a fanpudent, dare* aiqr 

Whldi la the bandaomet till one 'a away. 10 

And it waa nacMaary It iboald be ao : 

Wee Natnedid lorenelt. and did know. 

When abe had fnun'd the eldeat, that eadi heart 

Must at tiie firat ai|^ fed the blind god'a dart : 

And, aoie aa can be, had she made bat ona^ 13 

No plagM bad been more sue deatmctfam ; 

For webad Uk'd, lov'd. bomt to adiea too, 

In half the time that we are ehooafaig now : 

Vario^ and equal objecta make 

The boiy eye atUl doubtful irtilcb to take, ao 

Thla Up, Ala hand, titia foot, this eye, thia face. 

The ottwr'a body, geeture, or her grace ; 

And, vddkt we Ana dlqiuto which <d the two^ 

We nnrea(rfv*d go oat, «u) noUilng do. 

He sore il bappieat Hatt haa hopea of eittier ; a* 

Hext Urn is he that seea them both togsthar. 

TO HIS RIVAL 

Now we have taught our love to know 
That It most creep vdwra 't cannot go, 



SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

And b« for onco content to Hv«, 

SUnco hen it eaanot have to tiirlvo ; 

It will not be amiaa f eoqnln 

What foel dKMld maintain thlt fin : 

For fins do dtiier flanw too high. 

Or, wlwre tlwy cannot flame tiiey die. 

Firat flien (017 haU Imt better lieart} 

Know tfiii mwt wholly l>e her part ; 

(For tiran and I, lUw docks, are wound 

Up to tiie lie^ht. and mnat move round) : 

She tiMn, hf etui denying -wiuA 

We ioadly crave, ahall audi a rate 

Set on each trifle, tiiat a Idas 

Shall cmne to be the utmost bliss. 

When ^mAs and fin do meet with tinder, 

Iboae Bpa^ mere in will atill engender ; 

To make ttils good, no debt tfiall b« 

From service or fidelity ; 

For die shall ever pay that score. 

By only bidding us do more : 

So (though she still a niggard be) 

In gracing, where none 's due, she *e free. 

The favours die diall cast on us, 

(Lest we should grow i«eeumptuoiu) - 

Shall not with too much love be shown. 

Nor yet the oonmon way still done ; 

But ev'ry smile and little glance 

ShaU kMk haU lent, and half by chance : 

The ribbon, fan, or mnfi that she 

Would should be kept by tiiee or me. 

Should not be giv'n befon too many, 

But neither thrown to 's, when there 's any ; 

So that herself should doubtful be 

Whether *twen fwtune flung 't, or ehe. 

She ehaU not like the thing we do 

Sometimea, and yet shall itte it too ; 

Mor aiqr ootloe take at all 

Of what, we gone, she would extol. 

Love she shall feed, but fear to nourish ; 

For, -wben fear is, love cannot flourish ; 

Yet live it must, nay must and shall. 

While Desdemona Is at all : 

But, when she's gone, then love shall die. 

And in her grave burled Ue. 



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FARBWELL TO LOVE 

PARSWELL TO LOVS 

Wbu, ■hadow'd bodiklp, Cbta y« waU i 
How I hava ktVd yon nous cu teU, 
AtleMt.K>weU 

As ha Ifa&t now bstM mora 

Tbu «*« ba loVd bafoca. 



Bnt. my daw notUngt. taka yoor laavn : 
No longer mart yon me deoeivo, 
SacalpeiMlva 
All Aa decalt, and know 
Whanoa ttia mirtaka did grow. 



As be, whoaa quicker aye doth tnoe 
A fibe etar ibot to a mark'd pbee. 
Doe* mn apace, 

And. thinking it to catch, 

A )«lly np doei enateh : 



So oar dull eonli, taatbg ddi|^t 

Vu off, by aetiM and ai^ietita. 

Think that la right 

And real good ; when yet 

*71a bnt tiia countecielt. 



O. how I ^ory now, Oat I 
Have made thia new dlecoveiy I 
Each wanton eye 
Inflam'd before : no more 
WIU I Increase dtat score. 



If I gasa now, tla bnt to sea 
What manner of death's-head 'twIU be. 
What It is free 

FMan that firerii npper sUn, 

The gaMr*s Joy and sin. 



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7 
Ths gnra and sUsfning, which, with «rt 
And ftndi'd method in each p»t. 
Hangs down tiie hair, 't 
Look* {}nat) a* U that day 
Snailt tlicn liad crawl'd tfa« b*y. 



The locki, that enil'd o'er each ear be. 
Hang like two master-warns to me, 
That (as we see) 

Have tasted to tiie rest 

Two holes, where they like 't beat. 



A qnlck corse, raethinka, I wpy 
In er'ry wranan ; and mine eye, 
At passing by, 
Checks, and is troubled, just 
As if It rose from dust. 



Tbey mortify, not heighten me ; 
These of my sine the glasses be : 
Andberelsee 

How I liave loved before. 

And tt I kn» no mon. 



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Being a Full 

Collection 

Of all bis 

Poems and Letters 

which have been fo long expected, 

and never till now Publifhed. 

With 

The Licence and Approbation of his 

Noble and Dcareft 

Friends. 



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EDITOR'S NOTE 

IM tt« old «ditlom of AwfMMito AwM, SnckUnf't kttan Mid 
odMT prow worta an printsd to follow tha pooms. In th* 
pnMBt edltiqn tiu proM works an printed at tbo «iul of tba 
book, after ttw powu and tfaa dninaa ; and duM piocM, irt>kh 
oa later anduKity hava boan aacilbed to Suddinf, and worn 
printed in Mr. Haatttt'a edhloa of tiia wcrka, hers toOow dw 
poana oompriaad tn tho Laat Hamm tm : Tboas Hum ptecM hava 
been ze-edtted, and tfaa orlflnal i«Mlinffi of tba CotMmm 
PaHMem-Joemi* have been natmd. 



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TOTSE 

MOST HONOVKBD 

AND HtGBLY DESSMVJSG 

TMM 

LADY SOUTHCOT 

Taoaan I mpftmeb with all hnmlUty la pnwntiiic tiww 
RMnu to yoqr tedyvUp, y«t dare I not doapdr of tttafa- MG^ta> 
tian, rincs it mn a Und of bUoay to oSor tlwn to anjr otlMr. 
Tlwjr coma to yoa at ao mmaj ctipuMm, tttat ttier Mua ratlier 
to ntnm ^ nbonnd back to yon, aa Oa famova ^reaMi waa 
aant to ttat aacdlBDt Lady, wbo waa siatar to tiwt gnat 
asttMc. Yovr ladyiiiip baat kDowa, that I now being tiia laat 
Rmmaimi <d yaai inoonpanbla fanflia', Sii Jokm SuekUmg, 
And, aa ban are all ttio wcrid mnat aver hopa for, lo bar* ace 
■otiiliig alae bat hla, not a Hna but what at flrat flow'd from 
Una, Md will aoon ^ipcova ItaaU to ba too much bia to ba 
altn'd or aappUad by any other hand ; and aoie he weia a bold 
nan had tiuwi^ta to attempt It After wUd) 'twould ba high 
pnawnptiaa ia ma to aay mon, but that 
lam 
^ladam) 
Your Ladyahip'a moat obliged, and 

lloat obedient bombla lervaat. 

Hum: Hom.Br. 



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THE STATIONER TO THE READER 

AMom tiw U^tett Mid moit nfln'd wits of ttie naUon, this 
gootb BOd parlncttljr poet took hia gowiottt liw from tbo Conrt, 
lAttm, ha^ng flonriih'd widi ipkaidotir and repntation, he 
Uv'd only long enongli to aea tba Bniuet of that maJ«Bty from 
whoM aupleioiu beama ha derivad his histre, and wltii whoas 
tJMr-Unimff gfats Ui owtt lofal fortnnea were obacnred. But, 
after die aevenU changes of tiiose times, bdng seqoestred from 
tiie more serane oontentments ol his native conntiy, ho flnt 
took care to seenre the deanet and choicest of his papers in 
tbs several cabinets of Us noble and fslthfnl Mends ; and, 
anumg otiier teatimoniee of his worth, these el^ant and florid 
pieces of his fancf were preserved In the custody ol his truly 
honoarable and vlrtnons sister, with whose free permUslaa 
ttiey were transcribed, and now published exactly according 
to die orlginala. 

Ibis might be snffident to make yon acknowledge tiiat tiieae 
■TV the real and genoiae works of Sir John Suckling ; bat, if 
yon can yet doubt, let any judidons soul seriously ocmsider the 
freedom of tba fancy, rldmem of the concept, proper ex* 
preiiloii, with tiiat ak and aplilt dlCoa'd ttiron^ every part ; 
and he wHl And sndi a perfect resemblance wltii what hadi been 
focmeriy known, that he cannot with modesty doubt than to 
be his. 

I ooold tell yoa further (fw I m3rself am the best witness of 
It), what a thlnt and general inquiry hath been after what I 
hen pcaaent you, by aU ttiat have either seen or hesrd of than. 
And by ttiat thne yon have read them, you will believe me, 
who have, now tor many years, annually published the pro- 
dnctfons of Uia best wits of our own and foreign nations. 

H. U. 



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THE INVOCATION 



POEMS 

THE mVOCATIOM 
¥■ iMter Powan of Lon and Vmttt 
Civ* OM tiw fMiOB why 
AlovercKMt 
And an hopM lott 
Hay not hava Isav* to die. 
It ia tmt Jnat ; and Lova Boeda mwt 
CoofeH tt to Ilia part. 

When A* dottt tpy 
Ow wonndad Ue, 
To piaica flia otber'a hoart 
BatyotUbaaoeniabe 
To have «ae bnaat to hat^ 
If I must tin 
And di«B antvtva. 
How fu mon cnal 'a Pats ? 
la tfaia aaras atate I find too lato 
lam; and haro *• tha (rief : 
Cnpld can core, 
DmUi haal, I'm sura, 
Yat neitbar aaada nUef . 
To Uve or dia, be( only I : 
Juat PoweiB, aocna and m« |lva ; 
And traitor-Uka 
Thna forca ma not 
Wtthont a heart to Uva. 

(A POEM WITH THB ANSWER] 
Sir J. S. 

OoT Upon it I I hava lov'd 
Threa iriiola daya togatiber ; 

And am Ilka to leva ttwae mors. 
If It prove blr waattkar. 



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SIR JOHN SUCKLING 



Tlm« rtiaD monlt Away hii wlngi, 

£re Iw itull diwovor 
In tb« ^iol« wld« wofU agilo 



3 
Bnt the iptte oo 't is, no pralae 

It dtw at all to me : 
Love with mo had made oo etayi, 

Had It any been bnt ihe. 

4 
Had It any been bnt the^ 

And Uiat very face, 
There had been at leart ere tbli 

A doMn doien In her ^ace. 



Sir Toby MatOmn 
X 
Say, bnt did you love eo long } 

In troth, I need* mnet blame yon ■ 
Pudon did yoor Jodgment WTong. 
Or want (rif leaaon ahama yon. 

a 
Tmtb, time'e fair and wltte daoritter. 

Shortly ihaU dtocover, 
V are a aubjeet fit for langhtw. 

And more foot than lorer. 

3 

Bnt I grant yon merit praiae 

For your conatant folly : 
Since yon doted three irtwla dwa. 

Were yon not melancholy } 

She to whom yon prov'd n tnie. 

And that very, very f ac^ 
Pnta each minute such as yon 

A dosan donn to disgrace. 



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LOVE TURNED TO HATRED 47 

LOVB TURHED TO HATRED 

I WILL not lov« <MW mbitito man, I nnar, 

Ho.iiot»inlnato; not b li^ or tow 

Tboa gof tt trom dm, o* one Und look Halii, 

Thoo^ tium iboaldit court me to 't end wonldet befln. 

IwiBnotdiinkflftiMebutaameDdo 5 

Of debts and ifau, and then I'D cum Owe too : 

For tiiy eeke women dull be now to me 

LeM welcome, tiien at midnli^t ^loela dull be : 

m hnte to perieelJy, tiiat tt dun be 

TrDaeon to love tbmt mea that lovee a abe ; 10 

Hay. I win bate ttie veijr (oodt I swear. 

That* a in tfar sex, becanse It doth Ue there ; 

Their very virtue, pace, discooise, and wit. 

And all for tiiee ; what^ wilt thoa love me yet ? . 

THE CARELESS LOVER 



Mbvu beUeve me, If I love, 

Or know what 'tis, oc mean to prove ; 

And yet in faith I lie, I do, 

And she's extiameiy handsome too : 

She's fair, she's wondrone fair. 

But I care not who know it. 

Ere I'U die in kive, I'U falrty iocego it. 



This heat of hopa^ or cold of leer, 
Hy fooUih heart could never bear : 



. Than earthqiukes have dime heretofote : 
She's fair. etc. 



When I am hnngry, I do eat; 
And ont no flngoa 'stead o< meat ; 
Hor with much gailng on her face 
Do e'er rise hnagiy from tlu place : 
Sbe't fair, etc. 



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SIR JOHN SUCKLING 



A gMiOe round fiU'd to ttw brink 
To this uul f other friend I drink : 
And when 'tie tuun'd another** beftltfa, 
I never make it hers by itseltfa : 
She*! lair. etc. 



Black-Frfan to ma, and oM Whitehall. 
la even ae mach aa to tli« faU 
01 fonntalna on a pattileai grov^ 
And noorWiea aa mncb my 1ot» : 
Sbe'a fab, etc. 



I vMt, talk, do bnslneH, pUy, 
And fw a need laugh ont a day ; 
Who doei not tiina in Caidd'a aehool. 
He makei not k>ve^ but pUjra the fool ; 
Sba't fair, etc 



LOVS AND DEBT AUKB TROUBLES(»IE 

This one reqoett I make to him that alta the donda 

above. 
That I were freely ont of debt; aa I am ont of love. 
Then for to danoe, to drink and ain^ I ahonld be very 

wiUins, 
I riionld not owe one laaa a Usa, nor ne'er a knave a ahUUng. 
Tla oidy betog In love and debt that breaka na of our reat ; 5 
And he tikat la quite out of both, of aU the world Is bleat : 
H« aeea Ae golden ago, wherein all thinga wen free and 

Ho eata, he drinks, he take* U* reet, he fears no nun oat 

Thon^ CrcMua oompaased great wealtii, yet he atlll craved 

more. 
He waa as needy a b^gar itUl, as goes from door to door. 10 
Thongh Ovid were a many man, love ever kept him sad ; 
He waa aa far fnm hapfdneaa aa <»e that ia stark mad. 
Our merchant he Ito gooda to rich, and full of gold and 



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SONG 49 

B*t iriMO he tUnln apoo Ui dritta, ttmt tiKwi^t dwtioyi 

hk plaMUt*. 
Ow eoortiar lliiiiki tliKt lw*a pcolenr'd, iriMRD svay mu 15 

•avki; 
Wboa lov« M mmblN tn his pats, ao ala^ oonM in hit 

Oar gaUaaf • cmo b mot of ftU, h« Uet to Jut batwlxt 

ttMm: 
For W» In lova aod be** in doH uxl know* not wUA 

mottvtKUm. 
Bat b« ttwt cut mt beef, lad food on Imwl wbkh ii k> 

Mtf MrtUf hli ftppctlto, lad owa no man a crown ; ao 

And he that it cootant with bawt dotiwd in plain 

wooUon, 
M^ cool Ut h«at in aveiy plaoB : ho naed not to tw Bollai, 
Nor ilgh for lova of laity Uit : te tUa oich wIm man 



SONG 
I niTRBB aaod me back my heart, 

Slnoa I cannot have thine : 
Pbr U bom yoois yon will not part. 

Why then rftooUst the* have mine 1 
Yet now I diink on't, let it Ue : 

To find it were in vain. 
Fbr th' beat a thief in either eye 

Wonkl eteal it back again. 
Why ibovld two hearta in one breaat Ua, 

And yet not lodgD together } 
O hnra, lAere la tliy aympatiir, 

If thna oar bieasta tfaoa aever ? 
Bnt love ia aocb a myatery, 

I cannot find it ont : 
For when I flUnk I'm beet reaolv'd. 



I win no longer pine: 

For 111 believe I have hi 

Aa anch aa die hath i 



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TO A LADY THAT FORBADE TO LOVE BEFORE 
COMPANY 
Wbat 1 no more favonn ? Not a ribbuid mtxn. 
Not Ian nor mnfi to haU u heratofon ? 
Hut aU file Uttle bliflM* then be left; 
And what waa once love'a gilt become oar theft ? 
Hay «• not look oimelves into a trance, 5 

Teach onr aonli parley at oar eyea, not tfance. 
Not touch the band, not by soft wiinginc there 
Whlaper a love tilut onfy yea can hear t 
Notfreaad^, asi(hfliafa therelotyoii t 
Dear, moit I love )roa, and not love yon too ? 10 

Be -wka, nice, lair ; 1m aooner lAall Uiey trace 
The featber'd choriaters from place to place. 
By prints Uiey make In th' air, and aooner say 
"By lAat fl^t Une tiw last Mat made his way 
That fled from heaven to earth, than guest to know 15 
How our loves first did firing, or bow titey grow. 
Love la all spirit : fairies sooner may 
Be taken tardy, when tiiey night-tricks play. 
Than we. We are too dull and lnm{dsh ratiier ; 
Wonld tiiey oonld find na both in bed togettwr I ao 

THE GUILTLESS INCONSTANT 
Hv fint love, irtuxn all beantiei did adorn, 
Firing my heart, snpprest It with hear scorn ; 
Since like the tinder in my bresat It lies, 
By every tpartle made a sacrifice. 
Bach wanton eye can kindle my desin, 5 

And that is free to aU iriiich was eotira. 
Desiring mon, by the desire Ilost, 
As tltoee ttiat in consumptions linger most. 
And now my vrand'rlng thoughts are not confin'd 
Unto cms woman, bnt to womankind : 10 

This lor her idiape I love, tlwt for her face, 
TUa tor her gestnr*, <x some ottwr grace : 
And iriten that none of aU diese tUoga I find, 
I choose iwr by the bemel, not the find : 
And so I hope, sIdos my first hope Is gone, 15 

To find in msny what I lost in one : 
And, Uks to merchants aflar sc«ie great loss, 
"nsde by retsJl, that cannot do in gross. 



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LOVE'S REFRESENTAHON 

Tha fanlt U ban that nude me go wtny ; 
He nMda mtut waadcc th&t h»tb lost Ui wmy : 
GvlltiMi I Ma ; riu doUi thla ebaafa provolUt 
And mad* ttwt charcoal, wUdi to bat waa oak. 
And aa a looUng-glaaa fnin tiie aqMct. 
Whlbt H ia iriude, doth bat ona faea teOact ; 
Bnt^ beiog eiadt or bnAan, tbtn an grcnm 



So love onto my haart did fint peeler 
Her inusa.'aad ttiere placed oom Irat bar ; 
Bnt, dace 'twaa broke and mar^d bjr htr •com. 
Many lam facaa In bar [dace are bom. 



LOVE'S REPRESENTATION 

LsAMtiM her bead npon ny breaat, 
Thace oa love'a bed ibv lay to r«at ; 
Hy panting heart roek'd her arieep, 
My heedftd ey«a ttw watch did imp ; 
Than, love by me beinf harbonr'd there, 
(No hope to be Ua harbinger) 
Daeira Us rival kept Ute door ; 
For ttiiaof blm I twgg'd no more, 
B«t ibmt, om m jitr aaa to entertain. 
Some pretty tea^ be wMiId frame. 
And (epceoeat it in a dream. 
Ot vAicb myaeU riwnU ghre the theme. 
Then fiiat tiwee thonghta I bid Um ihov. 
Which only be and I did know, 
Ainqred in daty and reapect. 
And not in iandea ttat leflect : 
Tbflo tttoee o< value next pteseat, 
Appnv'd by aU die wortd'a oonaent ; 
Bat, t9 dlattngoidi mine aaonder, 
A^Mareil'd ttey mnst be in wonder. 
Snch a device then I wooM have, 
Aa aarvice, not reward. Aovld crave, 
Attlr'd In qwtlaaa innocwce. 
Hot a^-reipeot; nor no pcetaoce : 
Then aadi a falA I woald have rtUMro, 



Cloth'd with a conatant olaar intent; 
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SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

And, If lov« DO mch ganiM&ti hav«, 

Uy mind • wAidnbe ia M tmv*. 

That tiwra MflSdoat he may bm 

To clothe ImponlbUlty. 

Tlwa beamy fetten he Aall find, 

By admbratioa mbtly twin'd, 

That will keep fatt the vnuton'et tttought. 

That e'er Jmiiginatton wronght : 

Then he ihall find of Joy a chain, 

Flram'd by despair of hei diedain. 

So coiiomty tlwt It can't tie 

The Hnallett Ik^m* tiiat thoaghts now ^y. 

Then acts, as ^ukms as the sun. 

Are by her veneratkn ^nn. 

In one of which I would hav« bftnght 

A pore, nn^otted, abstract tttoaght, 

Con^deiing her as dte is' good. 

Not In her bame of fledi and Uood. 

These atoms tbea. all in her sight, 

I bad him Join, tiiat so hs might 

Discern between tme love's creatioa. 

And that love's form thaf s now in fsshkm. 

Love, granting onto my request, 

Began to taboat la my breast ; 

Bat, with the motion he did make. 

It heav'd so Ugh dtat she did wakc^ 

nnsh'd at the favour she had dooe^ 

Then Hnll'd, and tiien away did run. 



SONG 

Tot cnSij hoy that had fall oft aasay'd 
To pierce my atobbom and resisting breast^ 
Bat stm the Uontneas of his darts betray'd, 
Resolv'd at last of setting up his rest, 
Elttier my wild unruly heart to tame. 
Or quit bis godhead, and his bow disclaim. 
So all his lovely looks, his pleasing fire* ; 
All his sweet motions, all his taking smiles ; 
An fliat awakes, all that inflames desirsa, 
All fliat sweetty eomreands, all that beguiles. 
He does Into one pair of eyes convey. 
And there hep Inve that he himself may stay. 



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SONG 

And than ha bringi aw, wben hto wnbn A luf, 
Sacim and canlsMh to a atmisar land ; 
And. naver warning mt, irtddi ma tool play, 
Doaa make me cloaa tqr aU tUa baantjr aland : 
When, fint atndt dead, I did at lait recover. 
To know that I mi^t oiUr Ht* to love her. 

So III be aware I do, and do oooieaa 

The bHad lad'a power, iriiUat he tohaUta then ; 

Bat I'U be svan with Um, ne'octiteleaa. 

If e'er I chance to meet with him ebewhere. 

If oflier eyea invite the boy to tairjr, 

1111^ to hara aa to a aanctaaiy. 



UPON THE BLACK SPOTS WORHBY MY 
LADYD. E. 

I SHOW jronr heart cannot ao Kolltjr be. 

That yon ahoold wearlfaoae qioti for vanttjr ; 

Or, aa yoor beaaty'a tropUea, p«t on one 

For every mmrttar which your eyea have done : 

No, HiayVe year mownlng-weeda ior hearta foriom, 5 

WUdi. ttkODgh yon moat not love^ yon ooold not 

To whom aince cmel honoor dotti deny 

Thoae )oya eonld only cnn fltelr mlaery, 

Yet yoa ttiia noble way to grace them Itmnd, 

Whilat draa yoar grief thdr mar^rrdom ha& crown'd, to 

Of whldt take heed you [oove not prodigal : 

For, If to every common funeral 

By your eyea martyr'd, each grace wan Bllow*d, 

Yonr face would wear not patchea, but a cloud. 



SOHG 

Iv yoa refuae me once and think again, 
I will complain. 

Yon an deoelv'd, love ia no work of art ; 
It muat be gat and }xtm. 
Hot made and worn. 

By eveiy one that hath • heart. 



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Or doyou aink lliey more duu once can dl«,' 

Whom yon deny ; 
Who tall yoa of & thoniutd deatfaa « d«y, 

like the oU poets Mgn 

And tell ttie pain 
Thay me^ bat In the common way ? 

Or do yon Oink 't too 1000 to yidd. 
And quit the field ? 

Nor b that tl^t ; tttey yield tiiat first entreat : 
Once one may crave for love, 
Bnt more wonid prove 

Thli heart too Utile, ttiat too great. 

O Oat I were aU unl, tiiat I might prove 

For yoQ as fit a love 
As yon are for an angel ; for, I know. 
None but pnre spirits an fit loves for you. 
Yoa are all ethereal ; there 'a in yon no dross. 

Nor any part thaf s gross. 
Yonr coanest part ta like a curious lawn. 
The vestal relic* for a covering drawn. 

Your othor parts, part of the purest fire 

That e'er Heaven did inspire^ 
Hakes every thought that is refined by it, 
A qninteasuice of goodness and of wit. 

Thus have your raptures reach'd to that degree 

In Love's philosophy. 
That you can figure to yourMlf a fire 
VoU of aU heat, a love without desire. 
Nor fai Divinity do yon go less : 

You think, and yon profess. 
That sonis may have a plenitude of joy, 
Alttumgh titelr bodies meet not to employ, 

Bnt I must needs oonfees, I do not find 
The motions of my mind 
So purified as yet, bnt at the best 
Hy body claims in them an Interest 

I hold that perfect Joy makes all our psrts 

As joyfnl as our hearts. 
Our senses tell us, if ws please not Hum, 
Onr love is bat a dotage or a dream. 



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PROFFERED LOVE REJECTED 55 

How Aftn m ttwa agrM t yon m&y dwoaod. 

But wOl not, to my and. 
I fdn would tone my teacy to yoBT ksjr. 
BntcumotnadLtottMtolMtnwtodwky. 30 

Then rats bat Oil, that, iriiUrt w« Mcrow heng 

Onr bodlw may dnw noar : 
And. iriten no mon flub jo]^ tttcy ean nlwid, 
ThoB kt our MDlt b«sln irtwn titer dU Md. 



PROFFBRBD LOVE REJECTED 

It li not ioor yoon tfo, 

I offBfod forty acmu 
To U* witiiber n night or eo : 

She uaww'd me hi frowns. 

Not two yem rince, iha mooting mo 5 

Did wfalipec hi my oor, 
Th«t riM WDvld at my ■wvke bfc 

If I contHited ware. 

I told her I WW cold H now, 

And had no great deeire ; 10 

Bat ihoald be wdl content to go 

To twenty, but no higher. 

Some tinee maatiie rinoe ot tiwnabont. 

She, that eo coy had been, 
Betiuafl^t heneU and found me ont, 15 

And waa oontent to lin. 

I mil'd at tiiat, and told her I 

Did tUnk It aomettUng Uta, 
And that I'd not re p entance buy 

At above half the rate. 30 

Thia preoont morning earty abe 

Fonootfa came to my bed. 
And gratia titete abe ofiered me 

Her blgh-pris'd maidenhead. 

I told her tiiat I thought it tiwn 35 

Par dearer tlian I did, 
When I at fint tiie forty crowaa 

For on* nl^t'a lodging bid. 



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SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

DESDAIN 

A guov KTvmt taut d'artlficcs 
Et sennentt aox vents lettez. 

Si vol unoan et vot Hrvica 
Hfl unt del iroportanitsx. 

3 

L'amonr a d'sntret vcettx m'^ppolle ; 

Entendex Jamali lien d« moy, 
He peiuai nous readre infidek, 

A mi tenu^gnMit voatre toy. 

3 

L'wnwit qui moo amour ponede 
Eet trc^ pleln de perfectloii. 



De merit 9t d'ftffectioa. 

4 
Je m pnk ettn tefroidie. 

Nl naipn un cordage si douz, 
Ni le Foropra tana peifldia, 

Ni d'eatre peiAde pour vona. 

5 

Voa atteotea km tontsa en vala, 
Le V01U dire eat voua obllger. 

Poor voM falre eapargner voa peloea 
Dea vflenx et do tempa meanager. 

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To wliat end aerve the prtHnlaea 
And oatfaa loat in the air. 

Since ali your proSer'd aervicea 
To me but to c U ir e a are t 



Another now mjoya my love. 
Set yon your lieart at rest : 

Think not me from my iaith to move. 
Be o meyou wtopcoteat. 



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LUTEAAtUSON 



Tlw DUUB that doA pontM mj hmrt, 
Hu t«rk« u modi perfection. 

And doee exed yaa in deeeit, 
Ae mBcfa u In Mfiection. 

4 
I cmnnot famk to sweet * bond, 

Unleee I prove untme : 
Nor can I ever be eo fond. 

To prove untme for yon. 



Yoor attempti ire bat In vain 

(To tdl yon ia a favoo^ : 
For thlnfa ttiat may be rack yoor brabi ; 

Tlien loae not tbua yoor latKHir. 

LUTBA ALLISON 

Si teU $*, mttfa w 
TuouoB yon, DIaaa-lika, have llv'd atlll clwata. 
Yet most yon not (fail) die a maid at laat : 
The roaee on your dieeke were never made 
To blMs ilie eye alone, and ao to fade ; 
Moc had the dierrlei on your lipa flielr being. 
To pleaae no oUiec eenae titan that of aeelnf : 
Yon were not made to look on, ttran^ that be 
A Uiai too great for poor mortality : 
In diat alone dwae rarer parte yon have. 
To better ueea aore wiae natnie gave 
Than ttutt 3ron pnt tbem to ; to love, to wed. 
For Hynun'e r^ta, and for Oe inanlage-bed 
Yon were ordaln'd, and not to lie alone ; 
One to no number, tin tiwt two be one. 
To keep a maidenhead but tiU fifteen, 
la wane tiiaa murder, and a greater tin 
Than to have lost it in the lawful rtieeta 
Wl A one that should want aUU to reap tboae tweets : 
But not to lose 't at all— by Venns. this. 
And by her eon, inexpiable Is ; 
And shoald eadt female guilty be o* tii' orlme. 
The world would have its end before Its time. 



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SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

PERJURY EXCUSED 

Alas, it b too late I I cao no mon 

Love now tiuui I have loved hvton : 

Hy Flon, 'tii my late, not I ; 

And what yon call omttampt ia destiny. 

I am no monatar, eon : I cannot dkow 

Two hearts ; one I already owe ; 

And I have bound myself with oaths, and vowed 

Oft'ner, I fear, Ifaan Heaven hatit e'er allowed. 

That faces now shonld work no more on me, 

Than if they could not charm, or I not see. i 

And dialll break tiMm? shall I titink you can 

Love, if I could, so fool a perjur'd man f 

O no. His oqoally impossible that I 

Sioald love again, or yon love perjory. 



UPON T. C. HAVING THE POX 

Troth, Tom, I must ctmfess I much admire 
Thy water dionld find passage through the fire ; 
For fire and water sever could agree : 
These now by nature have sonu sympathy : 
Sure then Us way he forces, for all know 
The French ne'er grants a passage to Us foe. 
If it be so, his valonr I must iHalse, 
That being the weaker, yet can force bis ways ; 
And wish that to his valour he had strength. 
That he might drive tite fire quite out at length ; 
For, trofli, as yet the fire gets the day. 
For ev e r m o r e the water runs away. 



UPON THE FIRST SIGHT OF HY LADY 
SEYMOUR 

WONDH not much, U thus amaa'd I look ; 
Knee I saw yon, I have been irianet«trook : 
A beauty, and so rare, I did descry. 
As, should I set her forth, yon all, as I, 
WooU lose your liearts ; for he that can 
Know her and Hve, he must be more than man- 
An apparition of so sweet a creature. 
That, credit me, she had not any feature 



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THE DEFORHED MISTRESS 

ThMt did not qmkk her Mifel I Bntnomon 
Sodi hMvsoly fliiafi m ^aae v« most adora, 
Hoc pntdo of ; iMt, irtwD w» do but touch. 
Or sMvo to know, m wroog bac too too modi. 



ITPON L. M. WEEPING 

Whosvu wu tita c 

BCay thew my cnnM U^t upon hit bosd : 
Iby he be fint In love, wd let it be 
With a mart known end bUck dtiomMy, 
Nay, far mapaaa all wftdua fliat have been, 
Shwe o«r fiiwt parsnta tan^t ua how to iln t 
Than let thia hag be coy, and he ran mad 
For that wtdch no man elaa would e'er have bad ; 
And In t^" fit may he conunit the thing 
May blm impenitent to th' gallowa faslnf t 
Tfaen ni^t he lor one tear hit pardon bave. 
Bat want that tiniJe grief hit life to tava I 
And being dead, nwy he at heaven venter. 
But for Uie guilt of flda one fact ne'er enter. 



THE DEFORHED MISTRESS 

I KNOW there are eome foola that can 

Not for fte body, ao tite face be foir ; 

Some othcra, too, tliat in a female cceatnre 

Beq>ect not beauty, bat a eomdy featuo ; 

And othara, too, that for dioae parte In tigbt 5 

Care not ao mneb, to that tiie reet be ri^t. 

Bach man hit hnmour hath, and, faith, 'tie p* fr w 

To love ttat woman whidb I now define. 

Fhtt I wonid have her wainacot foot and hand 

More wrinkled far tiian any pleated band, 10 

That in flioee fnirawa, if I'd take the peine, 

I might botib BOW and reap aU aorta of gialna : 

Her noee I'd have a foot long, not above, 

Witt pimplee emlnoider'd, for tfioee I km ; 

And at tite end a oom^ peari of anot; 15 

Conaidering whether Itmald faU or noi : 

Provided, next, that baU her teetit be oat. 

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SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

li«et with her fanow'd chin, «nd both togstter 
H«m in hoc Upt, m diy u good whit-lMtiier : so 

Om waU-fljre du dull havs. for ttiaf s • tlga 
In oth«r beuti th* bett : tAf not in mine t 
Her neck 111 have to be pure jet at leait. 
With yellow qwti enamdl'd ; and her breast, 
like » grasiht^per's whig, both thin and lean, sj 
Not to be tOQCht for dirt, nnksa swept clean : 
As for her belly, 'tis no matter, so 

There be a bdly, and 

Yet, if yon will, let it be something hl^. 

And always let there be a timpaiqr. 30 

Bat soft t whne am I now ? here I dionU stride, 

Leet I faU in, the place must be so wide. 

And pais onto her thighs, which shall be Jnst 

Like to an anf b that's earring In the dnat : 

Into her legs I'd have love's imes fall, 35 

And all her call into a goaty small : 

Her feet boflt titlck and eagle-like dlsfOay'd, 

The symptoms of a comely, handsome maid. 

As lor her parts bdilnd, I ask no mor« : 

If ttiay bnt answer tiiose that are before, 40 

I have my ntmost wish ; and, having so. 

Judge irtwtiur I am hi^py, yea or no. 

HON EST MORTALS QUOD OPTO 
Vp»m Mn. A. L. 
Thou thlnk'st I flatter, when thy praise I teU, 
Bat thou doet all hyperboles excel ; 
For I am sure tiioa art no mortal cr ea tnr e. 
Bat a divine <me, thron'd In hnman feature. 
Thy fMj Is such, tiut heaven by merit, 3 

U ever any did, thon diooMst bdwrit : 
Thy modaaty is soch, that, hadst thou been 
Tempted as Eve, thon wmldst have shnnn'd bar sin : 
So lovely fair thou art, that sure Dame Natare 
Meant thee the pattern oi the female creatare : 10 

Besides aU this, thy flowing wit is snch. 
That were It not in thee, *t had been too much 
Par woman-kind : ihonid envy look thee o'er. 
It would confess thus much, if not much more, 
I knre ttiee well, yet wish some bad in fhtt ; 15 

For sure I am thou art too good for me. 



HISDREAH 6x 

HIS DREAM 

Oh * ttm, •Ueat nlfht, ae»ic« conld I nmiibw 

Ofu of tits clock, but tibat » golden tlnintMr 

Had lockt my soiiHt fut, and Guriod nw 

Into a worid at Uert UikUy. 

I know not how : fint to a taidon, whara 5 

Tha iqickock, the ohany, and tha pear. 

The atnwbany, and plam. ware &inr far 

Than that aTe-pleaaing fn^ that cam'd tha jar 

Betwixt the goddenea, and tempted mora 

Than fair Atlanta'a ball, though gilded o'er. 10 

I gax'd awhile on ttaaa, and p weent^ 

A aOver atream ran aoftly gliding t^. 

Upon whoaa banka. UUea mora whlta than enow 

New faU'n from hwven, wftb violate mlxt, did grow ; 

Whoaa aoentaodiafdflianel^iboiir air, diat yon 15 

Wonld anrdy awaar fliat AiaUck aidoea grew 

Hot far from tiwaca, or dtat the iteee had tteen 

W1& mnak pnpar'd, to entertain Lova'a qneen. 

WbUat I admir'd, the river paat away, 

And np a grove did apcing, grato aa In Hay 30 

When Apfil had been moM ; upon whoae buabea 

The pratly loUna, nlghtlngalea, and ttinidiea 

Warbled ttieir notae eo eweetiy, tiiat my aara 

Did jndga at leaat the muakJi of the apheiaa. 

But here my gentle dream oonvmd me 33 

Into the place where I moat long'd to ioe, 

Hy mlatren' bed ; tAio, lome few UuWiea paat 

And amiling Irowna, omteated waa at laat 

To let ma touch her neck ; I, not otmtent 

mtfattiat.8l^ to her bnaat,thaaGa lower want, 30 

And then lawak'd. 

UPON A. H. 
YiSLD all, my love ; bnr ba withal aa coy 
Aa if ttou kiuw'at not how to apart and toy : 
Tha fort raaign'd with aaaa, men cowarda prove 
And laiy grow. Let ma bealB g e my lova ; 
Letmad^airatleaatflireattmaaaday, 5 

And teka r^ilaee upw eadt eaeay : 
If I but aak a Uae, atralght bladi aa red 
Aa U I tempted for thy maldeiihead ; 



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SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

Coatnct tiiy kiiUm, If tiiat tlur go too ftr. 
And lot fliy firowni b« tncb u tfarestan war : 
TlMt fM« wbich natnn nn twvor intended 
Should e'er be nuzr'd, becsue t covld ne'er bi 
Teke no cocniptloo from tby gnndnme Eve ; 
Rather want ^th to eave tiiee, tiian believe 
Too eoon ; for credit me 'tie true. 
Hen moat of all enjoy when leaat tbey do. 



A CANDLE 

Tbbu to a tiling which in the light 
la addom na'd ; Imt is the night 
It aervee the maiden female cmr. 
The ladiea, and the good-wlvet too. 
Thejr nee to take it in dtelr hand. 
And tiien it wlU ni»ighUy stand ; 
And to a hole they it apfiy. 
Where by Its good-will it wonid die : 
It spendi, goes ont, and itUl within 
It leavee ita moisture thkk and thin. 



THE UETAUORFHOSIS 

Trb little boy, to diow his might and power, 
Tum'd lo to a cow, Natdisus to a Bower ; 
Tranaform'd Apcdto to a homety ewain. 
And Jovo himself Into a gtdden rain. 
These dupes were tcderable, but by th' maaa t 
He's metamorphos'd ae Into an ass. 



TOB. C. 

Whbm first, fair mistress, I did see your face, 
I bcoaght, bnt carried no ejres from tba place : 
And, since that time, god Cupid hatii me led 
In lupe diat once I dtall enjoy your bed. 
Bat I de^Mir ; for now, alas I I ftod. 
Too Ute for SM dw bUad doea lead tiM bUnd. 



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A BARBER 63 

UPON SIR JOHN LAURENCE'S BRINGING WATER 
OVER TOE HILLS TO HY L. lODDLBSEX HIS 
HOUSE AT WTTTEN 
And ii tiw water oan* 1 mn 't cannot b* ; 
. It nna too mncb against pUloK^y : 
For tuavy bodin to tiu centra b«nd ; 
Li^t bodiea only nataially aaoend. 
How oootM thia tlMO to paM ? Tha good knl^t*! akill 5 
- Conld nothing do without the water's will : 

ThoD 'twas the water's love tbaX okadfl it flow ; 
For love will creep wtwre well it cannot go. 

A BARBER 
I AM a barber, and, I'd have you know, 
A riiaver too, aoine tli nea no mad ooe thoo^ : 
The reason wlky yon see me now thus ban 
iM 'canss I always trade against the hair. 
Bat yet I keep a state : who comes to me, 5 

Wbos'a'er hs is, be most nncovar'd be. 
Whan I'm atwoA, I'm bound to find disoowae. 
To no great porpoa^ ol great Sweden's force. 
Of mtel, and the Bars^ and vrtiat 'twill cost 
To get that back which was this summer k)st: 10 
So Idl to ptalring of his Lonlihip's hair ; 
Ne'er so deform'd, I swear 'tis mm compare : 
I ton hhn Oiat die King's doth aitno fnUer, 
And yet his Is not half so good a coloar ; 
Than reach a pleasing ^aw,1haft made to lie, 15 
like to Its master, most notoriously ; 
And, if ho must his mistress see that day. 
I wltfa a powder seed him stiait away. 

A SOLDIER 
I AH a man of war and might; 
And know tbns mnch, fb»X I can fi^t, 
Wbetlwr I am i' th' wxong or right, 

Devostiy. 
No woman under heaven I faaz, 5 

New oattw I can exaotiy swear ; 
And ioity healQts my brain will bear 



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SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

I cannot •peak, bnt I can do 

At much as any of oar crew ; lo 

And, If yon doubt it, aoms of yon 

Hay prove tn«, 
I dare be bdd thna much to ny : 
If diat sty bulletB do but play. 
You would be hart n ni|^t and day, 15 

Yet love me. 

TO HY LADY £. C. AT HER GOING OUT OF 
ENGLAND 
I M OTT confen, when I did part from you. 
I could not force an artificial dew 
Upon my cheeks, nor with a gilded phrase 
ExpreM bow many hundred several ways 
My heart was tortnr'd, nw, with arms acrosi, 5 

In discontented garbs set forth my kiss : 
Such loud ei^resikms maiqr times do come ' 
Ftem Ugfatest hearts : great grlefi are ahnyt dnmb. 
The ahaUow fivers rosr, the deep an still ; 
Numbers of painted words may dwwmnch skill: 10 
But little anguish and a ck»^ face . 
Is oft put on, to serve both time and place : 
The biasing wood may to ttie (^ seem great ; 
But 'tis tiie fire rak'd up that has the beat. 
And keeps It kmg. True sonow's like to wine : 15 

That wfakh is good does nevernsed a sign. 
Hy eyes were lihannels fat too small to be 
Conveyers of such floods ot misery : 
And so pnqr think ; or if you'd entertain 
A thought mne charitable, suppose some attain 20 
Of sad repentance had, not kmg before, 
Quite emptied for my slos ttiat watery store : 
80 diall yon him oUige that still will be 
Yonr servant to his best abiUty. 

A PEDLAR OF SMALL-WARES 
A PBDLAR I am, tiiat take great care 
And mkkle pains for to edl small-ware : 
1 had need do so, irtton women do buy. 
That in smaU wares trade so onwlUingly. 



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A looldng-gltM, will t plBMs yoa, madam, buy t 
A nn MM 'tis iadood, lor In It I . 
Cu Atm wlut all tits worid beddei can't do, 
A iaea Hka to your own. to fab, n trua. 



For yon • girdls, madam ; but I doubt me 
Natar* hatt ordw'd there's no waist about jre : 
Pray, tfaarsfore, be but pkas'd to aeaich my pack, 
Tbsn's no war« that I hav« tti&t yon riiall lack. 



Yon. ladiM, want yon pins 7 If that yon do, 

X bava thoae win enter, and that stiffly too : 

If s time yon dtooaa, ht trotik : yon will bemoan 13 

too lata year tarrying irtien ny pack's onoe fooa. 

L. B. L. a. 
As for yon, ladies, there are those befalad 
Whoae ware perchance may bettsi take yoor mind : 
One cannot please ye all : the pedlar will draw back, 
And wWi against himself that yon may have ttte knack. 30 



AM ANSWER TO SOUS VERSES HADE IN HIS 
PRAISE 

Tnn andeat poets and their leaned rimes 

We still admin In thimt onr later t<'»ti 

And odriirate tbelr fames. Tims, thongh they dla^ 

Their names can never taste mortality ; 

BUnd Homer'* moae and ^^igil's stated vsrss, 5 

While any live^ ihall never need a hersa. 

SInco tfaeo to these each pralsa was Justly dna 

For wbat titof did. mdiat AaU be said to yon t 

Thcae had tlidr helps : they writ of gods and Ungs, 

Of templea, battles, and snch gallant things ; to 

Bat yon of nottiiag : how could you have wilt. 

Had yon bat chose a subject to your wit 1 

To pnisa AehiUas, or flia Trojan crew, 

ShswedHttls art, foe pralsa was bnt their dna. 

To say she's fair that's fslr, tUs is no pabu : 15 

He shows hlmsslf moat poet, that moat feigns. 



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SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

To find ont vlrttus stnngaly hid In me ; 
Ay, tliera't tita «rt «nd loanied poetry I 
To mmke one ttriding <d a barbed steed, 
ftaociiic A etmtely nmnd — I use Indeed 
To ride Bat Jewel's }8de— tUt is As akUl, 
Thto abowa ths poet wanta not wit at will. 
I rntnt admire ahtof. and tor my part 
Be well contented, since you do 't with art. 

LOVB'S BURNING-GLASS 
WomnktMO long, how I could hannlesa see 
Mta gasing on ttoaa beams that fired me. 
At last I Immd It was the crystal. Love, 
Belocs my heart that did the heat improve : 
Which, 1^ contracting of those acatter'd rays 
Into ItseU, did so pcodnce my blase. 
Now, Ughted by my love, 1 tee the same 
Beams dassle tiiose, that me are wont f inflame ; 
And now I bless ray love, when I do tiiink 
By how much I had imdier bom than wink. 
Bat how ranch hapi^er were It thus to bom. 
If I had Uborty to ehooeo my urn I 
But since those beams do promise only fire. 
This flame riiall pnrge me ol the dross, Xtaire. 

THE MIRACLE 
If tiuni be'st Ice, I do admire 
How ttwn cooMst set my heart on fire ; 
Or bow tt^' fire could kindle me, 
, Tlioa being ice, and not melt thee ; 
But even my fliunea, light aa thy own, 
Have hard'ned thee into a stone I 
Woodw of love, that canat fulfil. 
Inverting nature tiras, tiiy will ; 
HaUng ice one another bum. 
Whilst ItseU doUt harder turn I i 

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Kat M nAtf, 
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SONG 

Tlttt/MiMri 

Scin li Ucont qwe dabea anUn, 
Bt nao nUn, puldirnm wt Kin ; 
Sad •! Mibira debas qua ddwa tdis, 
QManm via adn } nam dclwa anbin. 



b man mi|^t know 

Th« lU Iw niut nndargo. 
And ahniiHao, 

Then It ivcn good to know: 
But. U hs undergo it, 

Ttwu^ be know It, 
What boots Urn know It 7 

Hen 



S(»(G 

Whxh, daareat, I but flilnk of thee, 
Hathltiki aU tbinga that lovely be 
Axe pnaent, and my aonl delighted : 
For bewittea that fiom wwth arlae 
Are Uke Am grace of delttea. 
Still preeent wlUi as. tiwug^ unsighted. 

Ihos iriiUst I sit, and sl|^ ttie day 

Witti aU his borrowed U^ta away. 

Till night's black wings do overtike me^ 

Thinking on tiiee, thy beantiea ttuo. 

As andden lights do sleeping men. 

So they, by ttieir height rays awake me. 

Thua absence dies, and dying prores 
No absence can subsist iritfa loves 
That do partake of bir perfectloo ; 
Since in flte daAest night ttiey may 
By love's quick motioa find a way 
To aee eodi otter by refleotkm. 



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SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

Tho waving sea can viA each flood 
Batfaa aoina high promont tiiat haUi atood 
Par from Qto main np in liio river : 
O, think not llien bnt love can do 
As mnch ; for that's an ocean too, 
Which flows not eveijr day, but ever I 



THE BXPOSTULATIOH 

Tmu. wot, ye jnater deltiM, 

That ptfy hmis' miserks, 

Why Aoold my own twwwthineas 

Fvi^t me to soiA my happiness I 

It la as natural as jnst 

Him for to love, whom needs I matt : 

AH men confess tiiat love's a fire ; 

Than who denies it to aspire ? 

Tdl me, U ^uta wert fortone't timll, 

Woold'st tfaon not raise thee from tiu fall. 

Seek only to o'erlook thy state 

Whereto tium art cmdemn'd by fat* ? 

Then let me tova my Coridon, 

And, 1^ love's leave, him love alooo : 

For I have read of stories oft; 

That love hatit wings and soan aloft 

Then let me grow in my desire, 

Thon^ I be maityr'd in that fire ; 

For grace It Is enough for me. 

Bat ooly to hnw snch aa he : 

For never shall my thoui^ts be base, 

Thongfa htekless, yet witiumt disgrace ; 

Then let hfan that my love diafl tdame 

Or cl^ love's wings, or qneoch love's flame, 

DETRACnON EXECRATED 

Thou vermin slander, bred in abject mlnda 
Of thoo^ts impure, by vUe tongnea animate, 
Canker of conversatkm I conldat tium find 
Nought but our love whereon to show thy hate ? 
Thou never wert, when we two were alone ; 
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Wu tueloM in onr coavemtloii, 

WlMn ewh mwnt more tluui cmild bjr botfi tM nid. 

WhanoA baiUt flioa thy inteUigenca ; Imn Mrtti ? 

Hut put ol tu m'ot knew Hut w« did lom. 10 

OrfromaMalrr Onr fntle aii^ had birtfa 

Fnn neb nnet r^tiuM u to ioy did move. 

Our thflMfffc^ti ee pure u ttw chaste numlnc'e 

tmath. 
Wbea from ttw night* ■ cold inne it crema amy, 
Weradofli'dlnwmdeuidnieMaa'sbliiutiiatbftth ij 



Net fram ttie water eooldrt tfioa have tiliie tale : 
No bcloy tear badi ianow*d her mooth cboelc ; 
And I waa plaas'd : I pray what dtoold he all 
That had her love, foe lAat dee could he aeek ? 
Wo Aorfnod daya to momenta by love'a art, 
WUIat onr two aoula In amorona astaqr 
Pereefar'd no paeetnc tinie, as 11 a part 
Our love had been ol etUl etenity. 
Hoeb lew ooold have It tram tite purer fire : 
Onr heat exhalea no v^wnr from coatee tenM, 
Such ae are hopes, or fMis, or fond deairea ; 
Our mutual love ItieU did recmnpenee. 
Thou beet no corre^oodency In heaven. 
And th' elemental worid thou seest la free : 
Whence hadet tfaou then this taUdoff, monster ? e 
Flom bell, a haifaonr fit for It and tbM. 
Curst be th' offidona tonsae that did addreat 
Thee to her ears, to ruin my content : 
Hay It one minute taste anch hmpinem , 
Deeenrinc lose 't, uapitied It fauneot I 
I mnst forbear her aii^t, and io repay 
In grief tiioee houra ]oy shortened to a dram ; 
Badi minute I will lengUien to a day. 
And in one year oatUve Ifedtusalem. 

SONG 

Vmjvn deoreee, that do at once exact 

From such a love aa worthy heaita ebonld o¥ni 

So wild a paasion. 

And yet so tame a p res en ce 

Ae, holding no proportion. 

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SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

Let It taffies, tluit oeltiier I do love 
In rach ft caim obaervuice h to weigh 
Each word I say, 
And each axamin'd look t' approve 
That towards her doUi move, 
Without BO much of fire 
Aa might in time kindle into deaiie. 

Or give me leave to burst Into a Same, 
And at the teope of my unbounded wUl 
Love her my fill — 
No anpencriptions of fame^ 
Of bonoar, or good name ; 
No thought, but to improve 
the gentie and quick a[^>roachea of my love. 

But thna to throng, and overiade a soul 
With love, and ttien to leave a room for fear 
That duOl aU that control. 
What Is It bat to rear 
Our paadons and oar hopes on high. 
That thence they may desciy 
The noblest way how to despair and die I 



A raOLOGUB OF THE AUTHOR'S TO A HASQUE 

AT wrriEN 

Bxpmcr Bot here a cnrkms river fine : 

Onr wita are short of that — alas the time I 

The neat refined language of the court 

We know not ; If we did, our country q>ort 

Unat not be too ambitions ; 'tis for Ui^, 

Not for ttieir subjects, to have such rare things. 

Berides, tiiou^, I confess, Parnassus hardly. 

Yet Hdlcon tills summer-time Is dry : 

Our wits were at an ebb, or very low ; 

And, to say troth, I think they cannot flow. it 

Bat yet a gradons Influence from yon 

ICay alter nature in our brow-sick crew. 

Have patience then, we pray, and sit awhile. 

And, If a lau^ be too much, lend a smile. 



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CANTILENA FOUTICA-JOCUNDA PACTA POST 

PRINCIPIS OISCBSSUU IN HISPAHIAIf, 

1633 

I OOHB from Englwid into Fnaet, 
NtHfasr to Inra to ding nor d«nM, 

Nor yet to iid« oat ianoa ; 
Nor y«t to tee itiange things u tiioMt 
Which have retumed witfaont the bom 5 

Tlwr carried oat bon haaet. 
Bat I to Paiia rode aloiig, 
Jast like John Doiy in the eong, 

Ufioa en ttol; tide ; 
Vot I an ambling nag did get ; 10 

I hope be ie not paid for yet. 

I ■pairwl him on each aide. 
And to St, Doinia first I came 
To see tiw sights at Notre Dame, 

The man that wb/owtA nnfflei ; 15 

Vniere wlio is apt tor to bdleve 
Hay aae St. Mary's rifl^tJiaad sleeve. 
V And her old paatafflea. 

Her tveast, bo' milk, her very gown. 
Which dke did wear in Betbldtem town, 30 

When in tiie inn she lay. 
That all Ae worid knows is a fable : 
For so good clothes ne'er lay In ataUe 

Upon a lock of bay. 
' Nor carpenter couU by bit trade 25 

Gain so much coin at to have made 

A gain ol euch rich stuff : 
Yet tiwy (poor eonls) think, for her credit 
Tb^ most believe tM Joeeidi did It, 



Tbsn is me oi the Cross's nails. 
Which wboeo eeee Us bonnet vails. 

And (if be will) may kned : 
Sooie say 'twas faiss, 'twas never so ; 
Bat, fedlng it, thus mach I know. 

It is as true as steel I 
There is tiie lantbom, which tiie J«ws^ 
WhsD Jndas led them forth, did nse ; 

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Yet, to bfllisvs It, ytm nut tidnk 
Th* Jflwt did put « candla in t ; 

And then 't«ru woadtftnu Ugbt 
rben'a «w nlot then did loee hie dow. 
Another 'e heed, another 'e toes. 

An elbow end » tfasmb. 
Bat; when ve bed eeea tfaeae htdy nga. 
We wedt to oar hm, end took oar iHffe, 

And eo awey did come. 
I came to Pule on ttie Seine ; 
'Twee wonderont Mr, bot little cleen : 

lie Enrope'e gre e teet town. 
How itrange It ie, I need not tdl it. 
For ell the world may eaelleet meU H, 

Aa they peat np and down. 
Theie'B many atreage tUnga 10c to eee — 
ThePalaoe, the great Gallny ; 

Place Royal doth exeid : 
The new bridge and the etatne then : 
At Notre Dame, St. Chriatopher, 

The etoe^ beaxa flu bdi. 
For laamlng the Unlvecalty, 
And for oM dottMa dM Bt^peiy— 

That honae ttie qoeen did baOd ; 
St Innooeat, whoee teeth davonia 
Dead eorpee In foar-«nd-twenty boora — 

And there tte Ung waa klU'd. 
The Beateon and St Dania Street; 
The ^tal, Hks to Loodoo Fleet ; 

TIm Axeanal. no toy. 
But, If yonll aee die prettfaat tUng, 
Yon moat go to oooit, and aee the Ung : 

O. 'tie a hoiwfiat boy I 
FU he by all hia dnkea and peers 
la rev ere n ced for wit aa modi aa yeara : 

Hor may yon think it moch ; 
For he wltti Uttle ewHeh can play. 
And can make fine dlrt-pte o4 cUy — 

O, never Ung made anch I 
A bird, Oat can bnt UU a fly. 
Or pratea, doth pleaae hla Uajeaty, 

*Ti8 known to every one ; 
The Dnke oi Gnlee gave him a parrot ; 
And he bad twenty cannwia for It; 

And a great galleon. 



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O.tlutle'OTiDii^thawttuhq^ (3 

To g«t flw bird I— wtthlB the n^ 

Tto MlM the iBdtoa Rnek ; 
I'd give tthiin. «itd look to bo 
At past ud wlM H LMok, 

OrdMlbwlbMdhKk. 90 

Bbda mntd Ut chunbor ■tonda ; 
And tw ttaan i»MU wWi hi* owa hud*— 

TtoUihtmiUtr: 
And. U flMt tbty want ai^tiibif, 
TlMjnuqrsowUMeforllMlrMnc: 9S 

And ha^ fiooM imowitly. 
Paildw *U thii ha h«tti a Jerk, 
Tao^tUm bjr natu^ te to woA 

In Iraa wlfli gcaat oaaa : 
Soin«tiin«ataitohialoii«bo|o«a, 100 

And than ha pnfii and than he bknra, 

And makaa both locka and teya : 
Which'pnts a doubt in ereiy one, 
WbattHT ha wan Ifan' or Vukaa'a nn— 

Some lew baUavca hia motiuc ; 103 

Bat yet; let aU njr iritat tiwy win, 
I amnaolyed, and will think atiU. 

Aa mnch tiw one ae ^ othar. 
The pec^ do mhllke flie yonttt* 
Alfa^^ leaaooa ioc a troth. tio 

Uothaia ihoald hoaoond be ; 
Yat aome ballevaa he h>v«t her rather. 
Aa wen aa ihe did knn Ua fatttai^ 

And thaf a notoriooiljr. 
Tla diartfy. lor to be known, 113 

Lovea othan' cbildraa aa Ut own ; 

Nor mnat yoa think It Aane ; 
Unleae that he would venter be 
Than waa hia bitbar Henry, 

Wboeetfioa^tane'vdidttteaune, IM 



1 AH oonfiim'd a woman can 
Love ttla, or that, or any ottwr man I 
Tbia d^ ibe'tni^tlnf hot ; 
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SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

If ihs but ft iww objoct find, 
Thefa straight iha't of utother mind. 
Then hang me, Ltfdiea, at your door. 
If e*«r I doat upon yen mors I 

Y«t BtiU I lovtt ti>« fairsome (why ? 
F« nothing but to please my eye) ; 
And ao ttie fat and soft-aUnn'd dame 
111 flatter to uppMM my flame : 
For die ttiat^a moslcal I'D long, 
When I am sad, to ^g a aong. 
Than hang me, Ladiea, at your door, 
If e'er I doat upon yon mon I 

I'll (^ve my fancy leave to range 
Through ever y where to find ont change : 
The black, the brown, the bir diall be 
But objects of variety. 
Ill eonrt yon all to aerve my tarn. 
But with such flames as ihaO not bum, 

Then hang me. Ladies, at your door. 

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SIR JOHN SUCKLING'S ANSWER 

I TBU. tiiee, fellow, whoe'er thou be, 
Ibat made ttils fine sing-song of me, 

Thon art a rhyming sot : 
These very lines do tiiee bewray ; 
This barren wit makea all men say, 

'Twaa some rebellions Scot. 

But Ifa no wonder that yon alng 
Snch •onga of me vdw am no Ung, 

When every Bine Cap swears 
Hell not obey King James Us ba'm. 
That bugs a Msbop under his arm, 

And hangs them hi his ears. 

Had I besa of yonr covenant. 

Yon wonld have caU'd me Jtim of Gannt, 

And given me great renown ; 
But, now I am John for the King, 
Yon say I am but a poor Snekling, 

And tfans yon ciy mo down. 



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SIR JOHN SUCKLING'S ANSWER 

W«U, If ■ no mfttter what yon My 
Of me or miiw, ttwt nn sway : 

I bold U BO good iuhliMi 
A loyal mbjecf a blood to aplU, 
When we have knavea enongh to kill 

By force and prodamation. 

Coounend oie onto Laahly atoa^ 
And all hii pedlan him abont : 

Tell tiliem without remoraa 
That I will idnnder an their pacha 
Whldh thay have gotten, wiUk dw atolan knlck* 



WA tfieao my btmdred bone. 

Tbia holy war, tfale Malooa firk 
Againat ttie bUic^ and the Urk, 

And Ita pretended bravery — 
Rah^on. aU tba worid can teU, 
Amuigat HIghlandeta ne'er did dwell — 

If a tmt to ckMk your knavery. 

Sudi deaperata ganwateia aa yon ba^ 
I cannot blame lor tutoring me, 

Slnoa aU yon have to down ; 
And every boor forgeta the plough. 
And Bwean that bell turn gameater now 

And venture for a crown. 



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AGLAURA. 



At the Private Houfe in 

Black-Fryers, by hi> Ma- 

jefties Serranta. 



Written by 

Sir JOHN SVCKLING. 



LONDON, 

Printed by T. W. for Hm^hrt} M^tUy, and ire 

to be fold at hit lhop» at the Signe of the 

Princet Annca m S! Pnh Churchyard. 

1646. 



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T0 Sir loHN SUTUH upon Us 

A^mm : FInt, a bloody Ttafsdy, Umb bjr 

tbe nld Sir lonr tnm'd to « 

Whbk Ant I reftd tlir Book, instboiiglit eadi word 
S«am'd ft ■hort DtggsTi tod «ftch line ft Swocd. 
Where WonMit. Um; Good. Bad; Rkh, Pone- 
all dy : 
Tbftt neoda miut prove e ftitftl Tragedy. 
Bat lAen I find, whom I ao Ute aaw alaln 3 

In thy firat Book, in thia revive again, 
I cannot tmt iritfa otfaera mnch admtca 
In hnmane Aape a mon than earthfy Fire. 
So when Pronietfaena did inloim UUa Clay, 
HaatoIeUeFlretroinlwaven. What diall I aay 7 10 
Fltat for to Kill, and then to Ufe restore, 
Ibia SnUin did : the Coda can do no mon. 



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PROLOGUE 

I'VB tfaOBi^t opon *t : Mid CMUMt tell iriiieb mj 

Oogbt I cut Htr now ■hoald advuoe flw play : 

Ptw piky* in sitbar food or bad : tbo food 

fU ttey do bag) bog to be wdantood ; 

And. in good tai^. Hut hu ■• bold a aoand, 5 

Ai if • bcfgar ahoald uk tw«aty pound. 

— Hon havo It not about tttem : 

Tbeo. gontleoMn, U lightlr nodontood, 

Tbe bad do noed kM pfologiie flian tlio good ; 

For, If it Aanoettwplotb«lamo,orblind, 10 

nUJott'd, detem'd tbron^ioiit, it luoda nast find 

CompaMioo — It la a baggar witiiont art : 

Bat it fklb oat in paany-wortfas of wit. 

As in an ba^afau •!•»— man ever got 

AO tfaoy can in ; will bav« Loodon meamm^ (5 

A haodfal over, in tbeir vaiy pleaania. 

And now ye havo 't, ba eoold not won deiqr 'atb 

And I data awaar ho*! aGarco a laver by yo. 



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PROLOGUE TO THE COURT 

Tboib GOtnmon paniona, hopes, uid fmn, that itiU, 
Thfl poets fint, ud then the pndogms fill 
In tiili oar >(e, he that writ thla, by ma 
Prote a tB against as modest fooleiy. 
He tUnks it an odd thing to be In pain 
For nothing else, but to be well a^ln. 
Who writea to fear is BO : had he not writ. 
You ne'er had been tiw judges of his wit ; 
And, when he had, did he but then intend 
To please lilnuel^ be sure might have hie end 
Wdwat th' eaipe na e of hope ; and tiiat lia had 
That made thla play, nitfaongfa the [day be bad. 
Then, geatlemea, be thrifty : save jroor dooms 
For tik* next man or tiie nwt [day tiiat onnea ; 
For sfflilea ate notttlng iritere men do not care. 
And frowns as little when titey need not fear. 



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TO THE KING 

Tm. Sir. to a«m : but imio Hmjsity 

AO ha hH nld beCon he does deny ; 

Y«t not to H^M^^-ttMt wut to brinf 

Hit iMui to b« bat for ttw QMen ud Klnff, 

Mot lor your tdyM ; ud ttiat he dmm not ny. ' 5 

Yon Me Ut wvereigiia another way : 

Your eoale are piiacee, end yon have ai good 

A title that wqr, aeye have by Uood, 

To (oveni ; end hon your power'e more peat 

And afaeolata toea In ttie royal leat. 10 

Then nun dl^ate^ and bat by law obey ; 

Hera ie no law at all. bat lAat ye wy. 



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)DnimiiH0 peraotue 

KiHO, III ln« wUh AgUnn. 

TMbuakn. Pilnoik In bv* witli A^nn. 

Ouuu. QMto. at Int mblnv to Ztrlfi la bM with 



Anium bratlMr to Um Klif. 

Ztun. othmrfM ZanuMM (UtpilNd. Captilo of tht Gnud. h 

loM with OrlMlte I bcMlMc to Aclaun. 
IOLA» ft LMd «f Um CmnaH, iiim fa f Irind to tb* Prlu» bnt 

• IraHoc, In tow with SMMntb*. 
AouvRA. In lov* with tkt Prkw^ bnt nam'd mMnM to tb* 



louHA, Apnea's mlUng^weman. 

Cowttan. HntHMn. Print. Gaanl. 



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AGLAURA 



ACT I 

SCBMB X. 
BtUtr lOLAt, lOLINA 

M. Maiotd ? and is DUna's grov* } 

IMm. So wM Vk* appoiat me nt, or my •enn itatkr'd nw. 

M. IbniAdl 
How, by tiiow powm that tto ttioM pretty kooti, 
Tia TMy fliM : good tatth, 'tla wondrona Aat. s 

JMn, What ia, taotbar ? 

Id. Why, to many, riatar ; 

T* aajoy 'tirizt lawinl and nnUiMtiil thua 
A bl^nine w , atsal aa it wan ona'a own ; 
Diaoa'a grovo, aayaat thon } [StnOehtA kU ktai 

leHn. That la flu placa ; tha hant onca np, and all lo 

£ngagod in tta aport, they mean to leave 
Tha company, and ateal unto thoaa thicket^ 
When there'a a prieat attende them. 

M. And wUI tfaqr Ue togatber, thlak'tt ttwa ? 

teHrn. Ia then dietlnctkio ol aex, diiok yon, 15 

Or flaah and blood ? 

lot. Trae ; bat ttw Ung. Mac I 

lcU». Bnt love, brother I 

M. Thon aayoat wall ; tla fine, tia woodroua fine I 
Dbum'a grove ? 

leliu. Yea, Diana'a grove ; bnt, brother, 

XI yon ahonld apeak of thla now. 

/of. Why. ttmn knoweat ao 

A drowning man bolda not a thinf w fut : 
Semanth^l 

£)il(r SnuNTBK ; iJU MM loLAa, mi |«M <tt «|«Ai 
Slie ahnna me too t 
loHn. Tha wound [la] feat'iad ann, 

The hurt Ae boy gave her, when firat ahe look'd 



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86 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act I., Sea 

AbtOAd Into the wgrid, It sot jrot cur*d. 

lot. What hart? 

IoH». Why, knoir yon not 35 

Sm wm In I0V8 kag iltiM vidi yoong Zoraium, 
Ai^am'a brother, snd the now qneen't betroA'd t 

M. Some nch dl|^t ttle I've bettd. 

lokn. SUghtl 
Sw jrot does weep, when ehe bvt heare him nam'd, 30 

And tdb lite |vetlket end tiie nddeet etoiiet 
Of an ttioee dvU wan and tttose amottn, 
Tha^ tnnt m^ both my lady and myaeU 
Tom weepbig etatnea itill. 

lot. Fbh I 'til* not tiiat 

Tie ZMfl and hla fteah j^otiea here have robb'd 35 

He <rf bar : rinoe he tihns appear'd in court, 
Uy knra haa langnlahod v 
Bat thne'i a good ^yridan. Come, let'a hi : 
Tbe Unf and qnean t^ tfala time are come lortii. 

SOMB II 
Euhr Sen4ng-m« to Zinww 

1 Stn. Yonder'a a crowd wiUiont; aa U aome atrange 
sight were to be leen to-day here. 

2 Stn. Two or three with cacbonadoea afixn instead 
of laces mistook the door for a breach, and, at the open- 
ing of It, are striving BtUl wliich should enter first. 

3 Stn. Is my lord bnsy } [Knock* 

Ettttr ZiR»F, M in kit ihufy 

1 Stn. Hy lord, tiiere lire some soldlen without. 
Z4r. Wen, I wlU despatch them presently. 

2 Stn. Th' ambassadoii from Uie Cadnslans too. 
Zir. Show them tiie gallery. 

3 Stn, One from tiie Ung. 
Zir. Again ? I come, I ocxna. 

{Bjmmt StntHg-mtH 
Greatness, thon vainer ihadow of the prince's beam% 
Begot by mere reflection, nonrish'd in extremea. 
Pint taught to creep and Uve upon the ^ance, 
Pooriy to fare, tiD thine own proper strnigth 
Bifaig tibee to surfeit of thyself at last r 
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To DM ao«r, wvn not 1117 lova and my nvsDfa 

Tbme tadlooi wtntsn lutve I wkitad iun, 

UkB pftlkat diemtoti, blowing still tiw oomIi, 

Aad ttOl «spaetiiif wbsn tiis UeMsd hour 

Would conw, ihodd nuka nw nuitar of 

Tlw Cowt BIfadr, Powar ; for that tarna «11. 

Tto In pntJectkM now ; down, tomiw, down, 

And nnll mjr heart no nun I and titon, wroof'd i^iott 

Of my dead UHut, todqr bed again. 

And aleep aecnratf I 

It cannot be long, — for ama fats mtwt; 

AattliaebeaacnMl,eoawfaUeb«Jttat [£*A 



ScniB ni 

autr Knn ami Loiit, O* Lordi MUtaaMv /op 
pritoum 
King. I aay tbey ahall not Uve : oarntercy 
WonM tain [to] ^ dumld wa but nee it e'er. 
Ft^and 10T» tfaa bcMaee oofy be 
Of government, merafy tor ahow and omameot. 
Fear la tile Ut fliat mao'a proad will raetnlnt. 
And atakeatta vice ita virtoe.— See It dono. 

Bntir to ttam QranH, Aouuba. Ladiaa. Tkt Kino 
ai ir utu ktmtrif to Aoladka 
So early and M enrlooa in yonr dieaa, fair mlatnaa } 
Thaae pretty ambnabes and trapa for bearta. 
Set with ancb care today, look Uk» deaign : 
Speak, lady, let a maaaacre reaolv'd ? 
U <wyiifd"B one by ooe grown tedious tport ? 
CW ia Oo nnnber of Um taken ancb. 
That lor your wmiutf yon mast hlU oatrl^t ? 

Ai^. DM none do greater miachlef. air, tiiaa I, 
Heav'n would not moch be troubled witii tad atnr ; 
Nor wonld the qnanti man baa to tiie atara 
Be kept aUve ao atron^^y. 

Kii!f. When be doea leave 't. 

Women maat take It np^ and Jnatiy too^ 
For fotMog of tite eex, and ^vlng all to yon. 

A^. Their weakxwaaea yon mean and I ocoleaa, ilr, 

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Ssdt |«ntle rape thou icf St npoa my nnl, 

And vdtli tnch ^eoiing violence dott force It itUI. 

That, when It ihould retiit, it tuneiy yieldi, 

MaUng a kind of haste to tie undone, 35 

Aa if the my to vlctoiy were Ion, 

And oooqneet came by overttirow. 

Enltr tm Expren, Mivtrinf m pmcM upon Hi kntt. 
Th$ Kino r$adt 

Qn^tn [lookimf itpom « flowtr in on* 0/ On LadMi* 
ktmd$\. Pretty I 
la it the diiid of nature, or of some fair band 1 

La. lie aa the bean^, madant, of some facee, 30 

Arf s iane «ily. 

Kif^. Thernunei, thlt concenu yon moat. Bronght 
yon her [dctura ? 

Exp. Sontething made np for her in liaate I luve. 

{Pr$unl$ tht pietwt 

Kin§. If dM does owe no part of tUs fair dower 
Unto Oe painter, Ae ia rich enough. 35 

Ai^. A Und of merry ladBcai in thia face 
Becomea it mnch. 

King. There ia indeed, Aglanra, 

A pretty nillenneBt dren'd up In vnlles, 
Tlut Bays thla t>eanty can both Idll and eave. 
How Ulu yon her, Theitamee ? 40 

Tlur. At well as any man can do a houae 
By eeeing of the portal : here's but a face ; 
And faces, sir, are things I have not studied. 
I have my duty, and may boldly swear. 
What you Uke best will ever please me moat. 45 

King, Spoke like Thersamea and my son I 
Come: the day holds fidr. 
Let all the huntsmen meet us In the vale ; 
We win uncouple there. 

IBMnmt : Amaspu $tayt btkind 

AH, How odd a thing a crowd is unto me 1 50 

Sure, nature Intended I ihonld be alone. 
Had not that <AA doting maU'^nidwife Time 
Sept irtien he should have bron^t me forth, I had 
Been so too. {Sttdiit and seratelut kit luad 

To be bom near, and only near, a crown t 35 



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/•f. How novr, my lord ? Wlut, wftlkiti( t/ tii[«] tops 
Of psmnidt ? WhfqMfinc yonndf away 
Ulw a denied lovar f ooom, tohoraa^ to honal 
Aod I will ihow yon ttral^t a right shall plaaae yon, 
Hon than Und looks Iran her yon dote upon 
Alter a lalUac out. 

Aft. Pritiwo, what ist t 

M. m tell yon as I (o. [BMmml 

SCSHBIV 

JViOsr Hnntuea luOoetiq mJ wtooping 
Bmm. WhUi way, which way 7 

Buiir TBBUum, wM Aouma mufiti 
Titr. This la tiw groves tie sonieirtiere ben within. 



Bnlte, doggini of tktm, Anutras, Iolai 

M. Gentiy. gentiy I 
Bnltr Obsaus, Pbil&h, « Hantman, Am Courtlen 

HmU. No hurt, my lord, I hope } 

On. None, n«te : thou wouMst have vnurantod It to 
another, if I had broke my neck. What I dost think my 
bone and I show triekit tint, wUch way soever he thnnn 
ma, like a tombler'a boy I most lall aala ? Was there 
a bed of roees there ? would I were ennnch, If I had not 
as Uef ha' fallen In ttte state as where I did I the ground 
was as hard aa if it had bera paved with Batonic ladies' 
hearts^ and this unco n sdonable fellow asks irttether I 
bavo no hurt I Where's my hone } 

I Comt. UaUng love to the next mare, I think. 

a Court. Mot ^ next, I assure you : he's gallop'd 
anny. as If aUttie spun i' th' field wen In his sides. 

Ors. Why, ttwra it is : the Jade's hi the fashioa too : 
now h'as done me an injury, be will not come near nte I 
Wen, when I hunt next, may it ba upon a starv'd cow, 
widioat a saddle too ; and may I fall Into a sawpit, and 
not be taken np but iritti suspfcloa id having been private 
with mine own beast there I Now I better co n sider on't 
too^ gentlemen, 'tis but tbe same thing we do at conrt : 
here's every man striving who shall be foremost, and 
hotly pnnidng of what he seldom overtakes ; or, if be 
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PM. Ho ttwf • bert hon'd. tlwt ta, bert Manded. (Ote 
iBWOuart; and HwdiU he haato do !• toUn^atOow 
Ihat an bAind. Shall «« heilp yoa, my lord ? 

On. Prlttiae, do. Stay I To be in view's to be in 30 
favonr, !■ it not i 

PU. Rigfat; and he that haa a atnmg faction against liim, 
huts Kpon a cold acent, and may In time come to a loaa, 

On. Hen'a one ridea two miles abont, «4iile another 
le^w a ditch, and la in before him. 33 

m. WlMte note, ttie Indirect way's lite nearest I 

On. Good again I 

Pkt. And liara'a anotiiar puts on, and faUs into a 
qnagmin, ttiat la, follows the court, tin he baa spent an ; 
far your court qnagmlre Is want of money — there a man la 40 
anra to atiek, and flien not one hdps hbn out. If tfa^ do 
•otianghathim. 

I Ctmrt. What think yon of hhn that hnnta after my 
n.i», and never sees the deer t 

a Comt. Why, be Is Uke some yonng fellow ttiat foilowB 45 
flie oonrt, and never seee ttie Ung. 

On, To ^nr a hone, tin he Is tired. Is 

Pki, To Importune a friend tiD lie weary of yon. 

On. For then, npon the first occasion, y'are thrown 
08, as I waa now. 50 

PU. This is nothing to Gm catching of yonr horae. 



On. Thon aayeat true : I ttiink he Is no transmigrated 
^lilosofrtter, and therefore not Uhely to be taken with 
morals. Gentlemen, yonr help I tiie nex^ I h<^>e, will 53 
b« yonra : and tiiea 'twiU b« my tnm. iEMtimt 

Snttr »itttn, mar r iii , TsmaAMia cmf Aolauka, 
wUh Priest 

Thtr. Fear not, my dear I 1^ when love's diet waa 
Bare looks, and ttiose stid'n toes he yet did thrive. 
What Oien will be do now, when every nlg^t 
Win be a feaal^ and every day fresh revelry } 60 

A^. Wn he not sorld^ vdien be once shall come 
To gfoaaer fare, my lord, and so grow sick i 
And love once aick. how qnicUy tt win die I 
Iff Tktr. Oon cannot ; tie as immortal as ttte thinp 
That demented It, which were onr souls : 65 

Nor can they e'er impair In health for what 
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ACTI..SC5] AGLAURA 9« 

Man thu mir bodlM wotdd for qnoneUiic titint. 
Cam*, M*! to hona ; w* ahaU tw nto'd ; for w 
AntBvy'aiuA.ftndooiirttrMMiiyfBT. 70 

Your jnjtn tad tfgnec^ itr I IXftlu PrM 

[EmmK 

SdMB V 

Ailir Axuim. loui 

AH. Illt«iioeeMl.Iwautiwelwn,myIobw. 

M. tfituocMd? wlUBlchtnooMdtheday, 
OrboanomtoMiotlwr? tonotUtltwt 
The Uol oi hit mil. and was not ahe 

ThaidolotUalint? As aaftly he might S 

Hava itoTa the dUdaoi from off Ua haad. 
And he would lata bava nte'd it 
Yon now, mjr lord, mnat rake Us Jeslonqr : 
Taaidk it to look ttnougfa Ilia false, optic, fear. 
And nuke it see all double. T^ him, the priqco 10 

Would not have thus preanm'd, but tiiat he doee 
Intopd woraa yet : and fltat his crown and Ufa 
mu be Ilka next attempt. 

AH. Right ; and I will atge. 

How dangerona 'tla onto the pneent state 
To have tin creatoraa and ttw foUowars i} 

Of Uke next prince, whom all now strive to please. 
Too near about him. 

/of. What if ttie malcontents 

That use to come unto him, wars discovered ? 

AH. By no meaaa ; for It were in vain to give 
Hfan diaoontBOt (iritlch. too, must needs be done), ao 

If they within him gave*t not nourishment 

M. Wdl, I'll away Aiat : for the prinf a too iiig. 
If we be eeen togeOer. lEstt 

AH. Ibav«aofnuighttidsbaifcwia)hope,ttiatit 
Daree venture now In any atonn or weatlMr; aj 

And. if ba sink or qdtts, aU'B one to nte. 
' Ambitica seens all tUngs, and yet is none. 
But in disguise stalks to opinion. 
And fooia tt Into fsttti for everyttklng.' 
'TIS not wiflt the aaeending to a throne 30 

As 'tis witti Btatrs and atepe that are the aama : 
For to a orown e«A humour's a degree ; 
And, aa man change and differ, ao mnat we. 
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Not for tlwlr lovs to vtrttw, tmt tfadr esM ; 35 

And pMfot-mmovr I tint t«lo hsve tRu^t. 

By maUng lovs I hold tfa« woman's graco ; 

'Tte tiM conrt dontde-key, and ontnnca get* 

To all ttw Uttle plots. The flary aplrita 

My lovt to arma hath drawn into my faction : 40 

An bnt tti« minion of th« timo is mino. 

And ba ibaU be, or ihaU not bo at all. 

He ttut bdiolda a wing In pfoces torn. 

And knows not that to boav'n it once did bear 

The hl^-flown and seU-kseening bird, win ttiink 45 

And call fliem idle anbjecta of the wind ; 

When he. ttiat has the shUl to imp and bind 

Ibese in right idaees,MiU tiins trntii discover. 

That borrcnred instruments do oft convey 

The sonl to her inopoa'd Intents, and vdioe 50 

Onr stars deny, art may supply. l£ttt 

Bmlte Sbmahthb, Outbib,. Ortsuos. Phiuh 

Stm. Think yon It is not %en 
The Uttte jealousies, ny lord, and fears ; 
Joy mU'd with doubt; and doubt revlv'd with hope. 
That crowns aU love with pleasure ? theso an tost, 33 

When once we come to fidl frniticHi, 
tike waking In Om morning, iriiea aU nlgjit 
Onr fancy has been fed with some new strange delight. 

On. 1 grant you. madam, that tba fears and joy*, 
Hope* and desbea, mix'd with despair* and doubts, 60 

Do make the sport In love ; [and] tttat tiiey are 
The very dogs by irtiich we hunt ttie hare ; 
But. as the dogs would stop and straight give o'er. 
Were It not for the little thing before. 
So would onr passion* ; both aUto must be 65 

Fledi'd In ttie chase, 

Ori. Win you, then, place ttie happiness but there. 
Where die dull ploughman and the [don^unan'a huM 
Can find it out i Shan souls refin'd not know 
How to pre s erve aUve a noble flam^ 70 

But let It die— bum out to appetite ? 

S«n. Love's a chamdeon, and would Uve on air. 
Physic for ague* ; ctanrlng Is hi* food. 

On. Why, there it is now t a greater epicure 
Live* not on earth. Hy lord and 1 have been 75 

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S4m. And bow, uid how, my lord ? 

On. A ml^ly prinea. 

And fan ol coiloritjr I Hearta noirty ■lain 
Sanr'd np entln, and rtnok ■wUb Uttte arrowa 
Inatead of dovea. 

Phi. SoDMtimea a Ottilk idnmp'd np 80 

Wth broth, wWi enam and darat min^ad 
For aaacab and round abont tii« diih 
Pootafiannta k«ni^ •trew'd on laavoa of UUaa I 

On. Then will ha have Ua^ eyea, for tiwaa of )ate 
He feeda on ouwh, and lor variety 85 

The grey. 

Phi. Yob foqcat Ua cover'd diahea 
Of lenaatraya, and marmalade of Upa, 
E^erfnm'd by bcentb aweet «a the bttn'a fliat bloaaooi. 

■Stm. Rare I 
And iritafs Uie drtnk to all thla meat, my lord? 90 

Or$. NotUnc but pearl diaaolv'd, teaia atlU fraib fatch'd 
Ftom loveta* eyei^ wwdi. U they come to be 
Waim in tba caniage. are atraight cooi'd witti al^ba. 

Son. And all tbia rich propcfftkm peichanoe 
We wonld allow Un. 

On. Tme : but theialote tbia 95 

la bat hia conunoa diet, only aervee 
When hie chief cooka, liking and Opportunity. 
Are out of the way : for, when he feaata indeed, 
. Th then idMntiwwIae people of the world 
Did pbifiB die virtaea— i' th' middle, madam. 100 

Or«. Hylord, 
Then la ao Utde hope we dumU convert yon ; 
And. it wa ahonld. ao little got by H; 
That wtfn not loae ao mnoh npoa't ■■ aleep, 
Yoor kadahtp'a aervanta. [Prtpmrt to <• 105 

On. Nay, ladlei^ well watt upon yoa to yonr chambeca. 

PU. Fritfiee, let* e apaie the compUment : we ahall do 
no good. 

On. By thia hand. Ill try: 
They keep ma faatini^ and I moat be praying. 

Som VI 
AoLAURA nndrawAif Imta^. Iouna 
A^. Undraaa me ; la H not lat^ loUna } 
It waa die longeet day thla 

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94 SIR JOHN SUCKLING (ActI.,Sc.6 

EtUtr TaMMMiMMM 
Tk0r. Softly, h d«atii 

Itsolf oomw OB. iriwn It does itsal amy 
The liek nuui'a bmth. and standen-by pareelvs 't not, 
Have I trod tiw way unto tfaeao lo^;lnip. How wiMly 5 

Do tiiOM powen, tiiat (ive tu happiiieM^ oiAm it, 
Sending na tttU fsan to bound onr |o]ra, 
Wbkb elw would ovsrOow and loM tfa«nudvn. 
Ses wbem tb» wUa, 

Uk» day ntlr'd Into another worid. 10 

Dear mine I irttera all tiio beauty man admires 
In Mattered ptecee doea nnlted lie ; 
Wben aeme does feaat, and yet where sweet dedre 
Uvea in its kmgiog, like a miser's eye. 
That never knew nor saw satiety : 15 

Tell me, by what ap^mMwhes most I cone 
To take in trtiat lemaUis ol ray Mldty ? 

Agt. Heeds ttieie any new ones, where the breach 
U made already ? you are enter'd hen, 
Long since, sir, here, and I have f^v'n op all. m 

Tlur. All but the fort; and, In socb wars as these. 
Tin that be yidded np, there Is no peace 
Nor tilnmidt to be made- 
Come, 

Undo, undo ; and from these envloos cloods 33 

Slide quick Into love's proper sphere, Oty bed. 
Tlie weary timvdler, whom the bn^ sun 
Hath vax'd all day, and sctvch'd almost to tinder. 
Ne'er k»g'd for nii^t as I have loog'd for this. 
What nde band is that t 30 

[0ns knoelu httOy. lolina ton to Ms door 

Go^ lolina, see, but let none enter 

IMn. 'TIS ZiOS, sir. 
Thtr. 01 
Somethfaic of weight halh fallen out. It seems, 
WUch in his zeal he conid not keep till morning. 35 

But one short minute, dear, into that chamber I 

[Ent A^Mira 
Enltf ZiRiPF 
How DOW t tliou start'st as U Oiy sins had mat ttwe. 
Or thy father's ghost ; what news, man t 

Zir. Suoh as will send the Mood of hasty messages 
Unto tlie heart, and make it call 40 



AcrI.,Sa6 AGLAURA 95 

AH Oat !• rnia iboiit yon Into eouull : 
Wbara It tlie prtBoaM, itr } 

Tbr. 'Why. wbai ct hor ? 

Zir. n* Uu mvct ban h«r. 

Tktr. How? 

Z*'. The Unf mnvt have her, att. 

Tktr, Tlioaih fear ol wane makea in atOl rriWi batter. 
And tliia look haadaaoH In our MandiUp, Zirif^ 4 j 

Yat M aa««n a paapantion 
than naedad not Cona, oome, irtiat Is't } 

IZiHff t4t4t Mmi to a< dear, and ikom Mm m puH 
Agvaidl 
Thenamaa, thon arttoat, 
Batny'd by faitfakae and nngntafol nam. 
Oat cd a b4q)hMM. 

Thavsqrthon^toltiiat 50 

Mm lend my anfw ao miieh noUa jaatloa, 
Tha^ wart ttm maatar of aa mwh fraab lUe aa 
Thoa'at bean of viDainy, It diovld not aerva, 
Mor atock tfaea oat to glocy or rqiant 
ThalaaatofttI S3 

Zir. Pat op, pat ap I aocb nnbecombif anfer 
I have not aaen yoa wear befon. What, draw 
Upon yoar Mead I [Diuxmn HmtOf 

Do yoa beUeve ne rl^t now } 

Tim'. I acaroa bdleva mine eyea t Zorannea ? 

Zir. The aama ; bat how pmerv'd, or irity tfana long 60 
INipda'd, to yoa a freer boor nnat epeafc. 
That y*are betray'd, te certain ; but 1^ irtwin. 



Hon fluui tba aaaniaga Ooofh ha knowB not oi. 
If yon now aend her on thto aarty aainmone, 
B^on tta ^aAe are frown Into a flame, 
Yoa do ladeam th' ofioioe, or make it leea ; 
And, on my lUe, yet Ua brtanla an fair ; 
And ha will but beelege, not force affBctica: 
So yon gain tima. If yon refnae, titera'a bat - 
One way ; yoa know Ui power and pamioa. 

ntr. Into how atrange a labyrinth am I 
Now laD'n I irtiat ihan I do^ Zoranaae i 

Zir. Dok air, aaaeamentitat have ktet their U^t 
And way: aliika aall, and He qnlet a while. 
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96 SIR JOHN SUCKLING IACTl.,Sa6 

la nwUiuM, nor to oar frioiu) ZepbluM 
Aniv*d wi Dalphot ; nothing to ripe. 

Tkw. Good bMv^ I did I btot dnam tint ilw wu 
mliw ? 
Upon )™"ji "»*<"*< did I climb So 

Up to thto hdght 7 Lot nw than w»ke ud dto I 
Some coortwNM hand match m« from viluf • to oonM^ 
And, era my wnagt have bdnit give them end I 

Zir. How poor and how unlike Um prince to ttto I 
Thto trifle, waman. doea anman as all ; 83 

Robe us M mocht it nwkea ns tiling* o< jUf. 
la ttito a time to looae oar anger In, 
And vdnly tweathe it out, wfaen all we bavs 
mu hardlr fiO ttie saU of Rewilatloo, 
And make na bear np hl^ ■"""g'' for action ? go 

Tktr. I have d<me, ilr ; pray chide no more ; 
The riave, wlwnn tedioua cnatom has innr*d. 
And taught to think of misery as of food, 
Connling it bnt a necessary ot hta. 

And so digesting it, shall not eo rnndt as once 93 

Be nam'd to patience, when I am spoken ol. 
Hark me ; for I will now undo mjrsdl 
As wUUn^ as virgins give ap all 
First nights to ttmn fbiay love. [Offtn to ge Mtf 

ZA*. Stoy, sir : 'twere fit Agtonra yet were kept 100 

In Igaoranoe. I win dismiss the guard. 
And be myself again. [BnU 

Tktr. In how much vnaa estate am I In now. 
Than if I ne'er had known her I Privation to 
A misery as much above bare wretcliedness toj 

As that to short of happiness : 
SOi wfaen the sun does not appear, 
*TU darker, 'cause It once was here. 

Af-mbrZiMrr. SptatutoOwMumanioOmtMftMkni 

Zir. Nay, genttomen. 
There needs no force where tiiere to no lestotaaoe : no 

I'D sattofy Ibe king mysdf . 

Tkm. O I It to well y'are cone. 
There was within me fresh rabdlion, 
hxA muoa was almost unUng'd a^ln. 
Bnt yon rttall have her. dr. [Gom oitf to /Ml j<|AMni 115 

Zir. What doubtful eonbate In Uito noble yonth 
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tt»-»nltr TnttAMis. I ta ii mg AaajMttk 

Thar. Hem, lir. [CJpm htr amd go$$ tut 

Afl. WlMtiMMHthftfrinM,mykicd? 

Zir. Madin, tao 

HI* wiMT letr has taoght Um to dtipilw 
Hia love, and make U look a little nide at partinc. 
AM^b», tikat do concern all ttiat jam hope 
From hapjil m a t , title nlfht tone blm awajr ; 
And. last jkm AoaM have tempted bin to stay, — 125 

Which he did doubt yoa waaU, and woidd pt«valt- 
Hsleftyoathva: he doee dartre by me 
Yon woold ttila ali^t lodfo In Oe Uttfa tower, 
Whkb la In my com m and ; the raaaone irtiy 
ramadf will ihortty toll yon. 130 

Agl. tie atiance. tmt I am all obedieaoe. [EmimiI 



Acrn 

SCBNB I 

Bn$ir TmuAMU m4 lous 

M. I told him ao, elr; mf'd 'twaa no oommon 
knot. 
That to the tying of H two pownlul pcincsa, 
Wrtne and Love, were join'd, and that a gnatet 
Than thaae two waa now engaged tn't. ReHgtoa. 
But twovld not do i the cork of paarion S 

Bnoy'd np all reaaon ao, that what waa aald 
Swui bnt o* til' top of tti' ear, ne'er readi'd the 
heart. 

Tim. la ttiare no way for Uogi to ahow titelc power. 
Bat In tiwir ml^ta' wraup t — no mbject neither. 
Bat hIa own aon ? 10 

M. Rl^tiBlrl 
No qnany fair hla Inat to gorge on, bat 
On what yon hUty had flows at and taken 1 
yVtO, wer*t not the king, or wnr't Indeed not yoo. 
That have aoch hc^ei; and each a oown to vent u re— 15 
And yet, >tia bat a wooun. 

Tlur. How } Oat M 

Again, and ttwo art more Injuilona '^ 

Than be, and wonit pravohe me aoooar I 



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98 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [ActII.,S&i 

tat. Vthj, rir ? 

Then m no altut yet eddrert nmto her, 
Hor l acrifice. If X have nude her leM ao 

Than irtk»t Ae te, it wm my lore to yon ; 
For io my flun^ts tad hen wlfliin I hold her 
TlM BoUett piece Hatun e'er lent our eyes, 
And ci ttw irtikh aH wmieit dn an but 
Weak connterfeita^ made op by Iter Jonmoymen, 23 

But waa tfaia fit to tdl yoa ? 
I know yoa value but too Ugh aH that ; 
And in a toe* we riuMild not make ttiings mon : 
11a mlaeiy'a b^ipineM that we can m^ 
It le« by ait, tfaroniJi a forgetfnloete 30 

Upon owr llli. Yet who can do it hen, 
Wien every voice mint needs, and every face, 
By ihewlns what die waa not. ahew vdiat die waa ? 

Tim. VU fautantly tmto hfan. [Drmn 

M. Stay, dr I 35 

Thoogh't ba the ntmoat of my fortnne'a hope 
To have an equal ahan of ill with jroti ; 
Yet I could wlah we sold thti trifle, life. 
At a tar dearer rate than we are like 
To do, since 'tis a Ung's ttie merchant. 

Tlur. Hat 40 

Kbigi Ay. U la indeed ; and ttiere'a no art 
Can canod that high bond. 

let. \Toktmiaf] He cools again. 

[AietiH Tnu, dr; and yet. netldiika. to know a 

reason; 
For pasdva natnn ne'er had gloiiotu end ; 
And be that statea' preventioas ever leam'd, 45, 

Knows 'tis one motion to strike and to defend. 

Bmltr Serving-man. 

Str*. Some of the lotda wltiiont, and from the 
king. 
They say, wait yon. 

Thw. What snbtla stato-trkk now ? 

BatoMtamben^andIamback,mylocd. [E»U 

M. This win not do : his reedntion'e like 30 

A AHful honeman ; and reason la Uie atiml[^ 
WUdi. ttnagb a sadden aho^ may make it looae. 
Yet dosa it meet it handsomdy again. 
Sts^l it most ba seme iuddea Isw of wrong 



Act II., Sc. I] AGLAITRA 99 

To Iwr, that nuj dnw on • niddsa Mt M 

Fmn him, and niln bam the Unf ; for mch 
A qMt wUl not, Uka commoa ooea, b« raia'd 
Bjr avoy QmU : 'tli In lova'a cbde aOf 

TWlffl^pMI. 

EnUr TBBiaaias 

Thf. I cannot bear the bnrflien oi my wttmmt te 

One ninnte longer. 

lal. Why I wfaaf a the matter, etr ? 

Ttur. They do pretend flw aafaty <a the atnta : 
Now. nott>bi( hot my maiiiace wlttt C^uia 
Can ■eeme tb' adiolnlng coontiy to tt ; 
Conflnement dtnlnf life for me. If I 45 

I t ef a ee IMana'a annnery for her : 
And at ttiat ' nnnn'ry/ loUa. a l legla noB 
In me, like the etrbif oi a watch wound np 
Ite bl^ and fon'd abow Oe nkk, ran bacJt ; 
And in a OMMnent was naravdl'd all. 70 

tot. Now,bytheloveIbeartoiiietfc»,Uiat'nnwi'iy* 
Wka too eerere I When vtrtnon love'a a atane, 
What man ean h<^ to 'aeape a paniehmen^ 
Or wfao'a indeed ao wietdwd to dariie it } 

Tkte. Ri^tl 7S 

t«l. What amwor made yon, lir I 

Thw. None. 
Ili^ gave me till tfrmomw ; and e'er Oat be. 
Or th^ or I mnit know oar deetiny. 

Come; friend, let* 1 In ; tlten la no rfeeploff now : 80 

For time li riurt, and we have modi to do. [BMnmt 



AMkr OiauiBa, Pbiuii, Coortlera 
On. Judge yon, ganUemen. if I be not aa anfortonate 

aa a gameeter lUnke hioudf npon ttie loee of the lart etake ; 

ttla li ttte flrat die I erer awon to heartily ; and, by ttioae 

ayea 1 1 fliink I bad continiied mq^ar'd a irtmle moath ; 

■ad tttaf a fair, yoall eay. 
s CmwI. Very lair. 
On. Had dM not nm mad betwixt I 
a C0«rf . Ifaw } mad } Who ? Semaathe 7 
On, Yea, yea, mad ; aA Fbllan die. 

Fe^ ttat want olear IntMvab talk not 



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TOO SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act II., Sc a 

So wUdfy. I'll toll you, pOUnti ; 'tis now. 

Since flnt I fonnd mywM « Uttio hot 

And quivering iKnit fits heart, •ome ten dayi elace : 

A tedtoni Ague, rin : tmt uliat d that 1 

The gndom gbuace and Uttle ii4iitper put. 15 

A^iowhet nude from 1h' hand nnto the Up, 

I came to visit her, and, ■• you know, we nse, 

Breatiilng n sigh «r two by the way tk |»ologue, 

T(M her that In love's phytic 'twas a rnk^ 

Where the disease had birth, to seek a cure. so 

I had no sooner nam'd love to her, but dta 

Began to talk of flames, and Hunes 

Ndther devouring nor devoor'd, of air 

And of chamelecms. 

I Court. O, the Platonics 1 

3 Court. Those of tiie new religion In love I aj 

Your Iwdriklp's merry, troth I how do yon like 
The humour on't t 

On. As thou wonld'st like red hair 

Or leanness In ttiy mistress, scurvlly I 
*T does worse wltii handsomeness than strong desiro 
Could do with impotence — a mere trick 30 

To enhance the price of kisses I 

Ph(. Surety flieae silly women, when they feed 
Our expectation so high, do but Uke 
Ignorant conjuren, that raise a spirit. 
Which handsomely they cannot lay again. 35 

Ort. True, 'tis like sane that nourish up young lions, 
tin they grow so great they are afraid of thenuelves : 
ttisy dare not grant at last, for fear they should not 
satisfy. 

Phi. Who's for the town ? I must take up again, 40 

Ori. TUs villainous love's as changeable as the jdillo> 
seder's stone, and thy mistress as bard to compass too I 

Phi. The Platonic Is ever so : fliey are as tedious before 
they coma to the point, as an old man fall'n into the 
stipes of his 3routh. 45 

a Court. Or a widow into the praises of her first hus- 
band. 

On. Wen, if she hidd out but one month longer, if I 
do not quite forget I e'er beleaguered there, and remove 
the siege to anottier place, may all the curses begull'd 50 
virgins loose upoo their perjur'd lovers fall upon me. 

Pki. And thou woult deserve 'em all. 



Act II.. Sc. a) AGLAURA zoi 

On. For vrtutt i 

Phi. For balnc ia the oompioy of ttuwo 
That took amy tti* pdnco'i inliirti fmm bim. 53 

On. ftae*, that iriU be ndeoni'd. 
I pot bat OB tfaie wfldiwei to diigalM myidf ; — 
Then Me bnve ttiliu» In hand : hide 1 thy eer. 

[Wkttptn 

I Camt. Some eevere plot upon amafalenbeartl Thaae 
twoyaiiiiglotdeinakelove,MembniUennwaAagKliiata fo 
nwilb nl^t and day. They ttilitk bnportunlty a neazer 
way than nud^ and take women as Khoolboys catch 
■ qalr idi — hnnt 'en np and down, tilt ^tvy aie weary, 
and fan down before 'em. 

On. Who knraa the prtnoe £dlt not— 

Pki. And I am one ; 65 

Hy Inf uIm an great u tiling and do 



Or*. I had command to bring thee : 

Fdl nob and In Uiine one diigniM. 

PM, WhylndkgniM7 

On. It la the prince** polk^ and hrre ; toe, U 70 

We riwold miecwrry, ecme one taken might 
Betray ttte net, nnfcnown to one another. 
Bach man !■ safe la his own vaknr, 

2 Ccurt. And what nercen wife are you to cheapen 
now inriaad ol Us rilks ? 

On. TKrtk I 'tis not soweU; 'tlsbutaooBslnottiilne: 75 
CooMk PhUao* let* I aking. [SifmiU 

Scsm lU 

Bnlir Qusm a/oM 
Oti. What la It tfana within whispering remorse, 
And calls lore ^lant ? all powen bat hti 
llwir figonr and oar fear have made divine ; 
Bnt every creatnre holds <d him 1^ sense — 
The sw eets et tennre. Yea— bot my hasband's brotbir : 5 
And what ol that 7 do hannleaa birds «r beasts 
Ask leava ai cartons Heraldry at all f 
Does not Ute womb erf one Cab qiring 
Bring nnto tin eartli mai^ sweet t^ta, 
Ibat waotooly do cne another cbas^ 10 

And in one bed Uss, mln^ and enUxaosf 
Han (Natnre's heir) Is not by her will tied 

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Z03 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act II., Sc 3 

To ■hnn all cnatores aia lUkd nnto him ; 

For than she shoold ahun all : alnce death aod Uf« 

Doabty alUea all them ttiat live by bieatti. 15 

The ak that doet impart to all lUe'a brood 

Befredtment, U so near to Itself, and to as idU 

That all in all b individnal. 

Bnt how am I inie one and the same desire 

Warms Ariaapes ? 30 

Vac art can luep alive a bedrid love, 

EnUr Ariaspbs 
Afi. Alone, madam, and overcast with thought t 

Undoud, nndond ; for, if we may believe 

The satUea of ftwtnne, krve shall no hmger ^ne 

In |»is(m tbtifl, nor undelivered travail 25 

Wth tbroea ot fear and of desin about it. 

The prince, like to a valiant beast In nets, 

Striving to force a freedom suddenly. 

Has made himself at length the surer prey : 

The Ung stands <mly now betwixt, and is 30 

Jnst like a sln|^ tree, that hinders all 

The prospect : 'tla but the cutting down of Um. 

And we 

Oti. Why wontdst thou thus embark into strange seas. 

And trouble Fate for what we have already ? 35 

Thou art to me, what thou now aeek'st, a kingdon ; 

And, were thy love aa great as thy amUtion, 

I ahouM be so to thee. 
Art. Think yon you are not, madam ? 

As well and Justly may yon doubt the truths 

Tortnr'd or dying men do leave behind them. 40 

Bnt then my fortune tarns my misery, 

When my additiMi shall bnt make you less : 

Shan I endure fliat head, that wore a crown. 

For my sake should wear none 7 nrst, let me lose 

Th* exchequer of my wealth — your love ; nay, may 45 

All that rich treasury you have about jrou 

Be rifled by Hie man I hated, and I look on I 

Though youth be fun of sin, and heaven be Just, 

So sad a doom I hope they keep not for me. 

Remember what a quick apostasy he made, , 30 

When an his vows were up to heav'n and you. 

How, ere the bridal torches were burnt ou^ 

His flames grew weak and sicklier : think on that : 

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ACTlL,S&3] AGLAURA X03 

Thtak fccnr nnMtte jron ■», tf ihe dwmld now 

Not mU hv hoBour At • lowar nto 55 

Tbin yoor pbtco In hit twd. 

Ort. And woold not yon pcovo h3»b, tae, flta ? 

AH. Byflii*- 

AndUil^-love'tbrMkfHtt [Mum *«r] BylitoiMsli,too, 

yet 
To cooM I by an tfa« beauty In tfali faco^ 
DMnt^ too (TMt to be ptofan'd I 60 

(M. O, do not nraar by ttiftt i 
Cuken mny ent tiut flower npoa the ttalk 
(For ikkneei and "■'■■'>*"" an great devonnn) ; 
And, irtwo ttera It not In theia cheaka and lip* 
Left led eaoagh to blub at perjury, 65 

Wben yon Aan make H, irtta* Aan I do liMn r 

Art. Our aonla by that ttana, madam, 
Mm by loof cnatotai ao acquainted be^ 
They will not need tttat duller trondi-oan, Flarii ; 
But bedy, and wtttiout ttiote pocnr hdpa, - 70 

Cdovecae and min^ : maantima well teaoh 
Our kivea to epea^ not tfaua to Uve 1^ aigna ; 
And acttoo ia liia native language^ madam, 

Snitr Zaaww wwwm 
TUa box but open'd to Oe aenaa will do it 

Ort. I undertake I know not what. 

Art, Thine own aaiafar, ' 75 

Deareet : let it be tiila nlgh^ if ttum doat love 
ThyaeU«rme. lWld$ptr m4 kin 

Orb. Thafa vaiy auddan. 

Ari. Hot 

If wa be Bo^ and we mnat now be wiee : 
For irtten their mn aeta, owe begin to riaa. [Sjttiml 



Ztr. Then att my iean are true, and die li falae, 
Fwiae aa a ialUng atar or ^owwocm'a fire. 
Thie davO BeanQr la oompoanded itrsngdy : 
It li a aidttle point; and haid to know, 
Whettter tt baa hi it mote active temptinfr 
Or M "xi** pMiiv* tempted ; 
So aooa it ioraei; and ao aoon it yielda. 
Good Goda I A» aei8*d my heart; aa if from yon 



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104 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act II., Sa 4 

Sli«*d had commlMion to bava w'd me mt. 

And an "■"""^ beaide. And aea. 

If tiw Just ocaan makei man hatte to pay 90 

To aMdy tiveia what is bofrow'd flnt, 

tban dw to give lAera aha ne'er took. Ilettilnka 

1 feel aofBt, rev«i(B'a Lartilnger, 

rhalMng Kp an wiflitai, and lliniatlng oat 

Of doof* the tama and aofter paarioaa. 9S 

It moat be so : 

To love la nobla frailty ; bnt poor rin, 

When m fall onea to love^ nnknr'd again. {EmU 

SCBHI IV 

SnMr Kino, Aaua^a, loLaa 

Ari. Ttme fit jonr Jnttica did oonMer, ilr, 
What wtif tt took. U yon ahonld apprehend 
The prinoe for treaaoo. iriikh he never dldi 
And wUA, nneted, b nnbom— 

AtleaattwUllMbdlevedso:— looteiaKn 5 

And ttte hrad-taOdng cnmd «U1 think it aU 
Bnt watac^«oloan 1^ on for a thna^ 
And iriikh. wip'd oB, each eanmon aye would aea 
Strange enda through atraager ways. 

JHiV- ThinVattfaoalwlUeampoiindwithtreaaoatfaeo, to 
And nuka one lear anoOwr'a advocate ? 

M. Viitm foffeld, sir I bnt if yon wonld permit 
Them to approach ttis room ^rat «4io wonld advise 
l^eaaon ibonld coma ao near 1) there wonld be then 
No place Mt for aaense. 

Kin$. How strong ai» they i 15 

M. Weak, considaiing 
The enterprise ; fliay aia bat few in nnmber, 
And ttutsa few, too, having notiiing bnt 
Their raeolutlona oonsldarabia abont thara : 
A troop Indeed derign'd to snfler what M 

They coma to axeonte. 

Kim$. Who are they are ttms weary of their Uvea } 

M. Tbibb namea J cannot glva yon ; 
For tihoae he seot for, he did atUl lacalva 
At a baA door, and ao dlanlat fliem too : 13 

Bat I do think Zlrifl fa one. 

King- Takoheadt 

I riudi snspeot tty hate to otben, not 



Act II.. Sc. 5] AGLAURA X05 

Tlqrlova to me, begot this Mrrioo: — 
. TUi ttMKMi. tboa UiyMU doit Mjr, hu bnt 
Aa luNti** age ; and I can give acoanpt y> 

Of him bejrmd that time. Brottter, in the Utde tower, 
Wlkare now Affltaan.'* priaooar, yoa riiall find hln. 
Brine him &!<Ȥ: 

He yet doth atand untainted in my tiioa^ta ; 
And to praasrve him ao, he dun not «tir }5 

Ont ol my eyaa' oororoand, till thii great ckmd 

lot. Sir, 'twaa ttie prince, irtio firat 

King. I know all Oat. 

Urge it no moce I I love ttie man ; and tla witti pain 
We do aaapeot, where we do not dlaUka. 40 

ThonM an* ha will have aome^ and tiiat fliey wlB come 
To-night r 

lel. Aa ance aa ni|^t wiD come itaolf . 

Kimg. Gat all yonr gnaida In readlneaa ; we will owaaU 
Dlqiane them aftenmida ; and bottt be aura 
To wear jmortlioiighta within: I'D aet tin mt {EMtmU 45 



StOtr VtauM, OnaAua* CoartierB 

a Court. WeBtUttiere be not aooie great Btotmtowanli^ 
Na'ar tniat ma ; Whlaper (Co«rt-ttinnde>) la In 
Every coner, »d Oine haa been to-day 
Abovt the town m mnimnring and bnaabi^ 
SvA aa men aae to make irtten Ihey do tear 5 

To vent tliair ieara. 

I Court. Tkne, and all ttte atataman 

Hang down tluir lieada, Uka fnll-ear'd eon ; two of Ihem, 
Whace I aopp'd, aaVd lAat time ol night tt waa. 
And, irttan twaa toU ttiam. atartad. aa U ttt^ 
Had been to nm a race. 

a Comt. The kln^ too ^ 10 

Yoa mark htan). dotti Mgn mirth and Jollity ; 
Bnt, anm^ tfaam botti, flaAea of dlacontatat 
And ancar make eacapw. 

On. Genttemn I 'tia pity heav^a 
Dealgn'd yon not to make the ■'■*"i^ ij 

Yoa gnaaa ao ihrewdly by ttte ill aapect^ 
Or near eoBjvnctioBa at Hut great imw. 
At whaf a to oome attU. that wlOtont all doobt 



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xo6 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act HI., Sex 

The connlxy had beon govem'd wAolIjr by yoa. 

And jdoagh'd and roap'd accordingly. For me, ao 

I nndsntand tUa myBteiy aa little 

As fin DOW love ; and as I talM It, too, 

*Tls mnch aboat the time that everything 

Bat onia and loven tate their rett Good-olght, 

Fhilan. Away I [KrM »5 

I Court, T^ early jret ; let* ■ go on the queen's aUe, 
And toed a little ; I love to warm mysdf. 
Before I go to bed ; It does beget 

Handsooie and sprlgfatiy thoughts, and makes our dreams 
Half-eidld pleaanrea. 30 

a Court. Agreed. [EimiU 

ACT III 

SCBNB I 

Emitr Pmhcs, ConsptratMS 
Thtr. Couldst thou not find out Zlrlfi ? 
I Court. Not apeak with him, my lord ; yet I seat in 
By several men. 
On. I wonder lolas meets as not here, too. 
Tkf. "Us strange, but lef s on now howe'er ; 5 

When fortunes, honour, life, and all's In doubt. 
Bravely to dare la bravdy to get out. 

[B*euniom$. Tht Gumfd upon Otm 
Tkm. Betray'd I betray'd 1 
Ori, Shift for srouraelf, air, and let us alone ; 
We will secure your way, and make our own, [BMomtU 10 
SnUf tkt KiMO ewi Lords 
King. Follow, lords, and see quick eiracutlon done ; 
Leave not a man alive. 
Who treads on fire, and does not put It oa^ 
D taper s es leat In many sparks of doid>t . [BMmad 

tto-outor Cops plrat or a , and tim Gnard upon Omn 
On. Stand, friends : an eqnal party. 15 

[PhU. Tknt of Of CoHMpiraUtn faU, and tknt 
of tho Kinft lid* .- Ormusi and Pliihm Mtf Oo 
nrt. Tkoy ihrom off Ikoir disgmm. 
Pki. Amve Orsamea, tls idMsnre to die near thee. 
On. Talk not of dybig, PhUan : we will live. 
And serve ttM noble ^inee again. 



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Act UI.. Sc. z] AGLAURA io; 

We «e tiom : off. tiwo. with tiiy ditgulM, 

And throw it In th« buabea ac 

Qokk, qnkk, before the tonent oomei apoo oi I 
We ihall be straight good subjecta ; Mut I detpair not 
Of reward foe Oiii ni^f e eervke. So, we two 
Now kUl'd cor biends I 'tie hard, but 't mnat be ao, 

EnUr Ajtusra, Iolab, Am Conrtien, part of lb Guard 

AH. VdOam, foUow I 3j 

On. Yea, so yon nay now ; y'aro not Ukdy to overtake. 

Jol. OrsMBMS and Phllan I how came you hither ? 

On. The peaieat way, it laemi ; you foHow'd, tfaanh you, 
As if 't had been tiuon^ quicksets. 

Jet. 'Sdeath, havs they all eecap'd I y. 

On. Not an : 
Two of ttMm we made snn ; bat tiuy cost dear : 
Lodt here etoe. 

Ari. Istheprinoetfaeie? 

Pki. They ate both princes^ 

X tUnk : diey fought like priocea, I am sure. 

[iolat puUt off lh$ vtMon 

lof. Stepbloes and Odlrti. 3; 

We trifle : which way took the test 1 

On. Two of them are certainly hereabouts. 

AH. Upon my life, tttey swam the river. 
SooMk straight to hoise, and follow o'er tbe bridge I 
[To lotat} Yoa and I, my lord, wiU search this place a 
Uttle better. 4< 

On. Your highness win, I hope, remember who wsietiie 

AH. O, fear not^ your mistrass shall know y'are valiant 
On. Fhilan,if thonlov*stme,lefskllltbemupaotbeplace. 
PU. Fie. ttiou now art wild Indeed I Thoa tauf^t'st 

me to be iriee first, and I will now keep thee sa Follow, 4; 

iolknr. [BMmnU 

Scnm U 
Snlmr AoLAtnu with « M» 
Th» PHitut comn mti Imeeks wilkin 
TW. ICadMnl 

A^. What wiatdi Is tUs Uiat ttins nsuips 

Upoo the privily of ^osta, and walks 
At midnight? 

Titr. A^anral 



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io8 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [ActUI..Sc.3 

A^. Bottmy me not 

Uy wlUinc nnw, too foon : yet. If titat voioa 



TW. Opeii.£RlrMint,MidlatmeiBl 

J|l. It !■ flu prinoe. As wllliii(ty m thoas 

Thftt cannot almp do U^t 

Wdcome, rir. [Ppmt] Walcoms abov*. 

BkMmat 
What means ttkta niuheath'd mlnltter of deatti i lo 

It riTi on me qnkk jnstka be to pass, 
Wby tttli 1 Absence, alas I or snch strange looks 
As yon now bring witti yon, would IdU as so(m. 
Tkf. Softly I for I, Uln a hard-honted deer. 
Have only berded hen ; and, thongh tiia oty 13 

Reneh not onr ears, yet am I foUow'd close : 

my heart I dnce I saw thee 

Tfane has been strangely acttve, and begot 

A monstrovs imne of nnhaerd-of story : 

SU ; tfaon ihalt have It all 1 nay, dgh not : so 

Sooh blasts wlU hinder aU the pawage. 

Dost ttuM remember how we parted last t 

Agt. Can I forget It, rir? 

Tktr. Hint word of parting was ta-^Uo'i, I swear. 
It may be ominous ; but dost Uioq know 35 

Into vdwse bands I gave thee ? 

Afl. Yes. Into ZirifTl^ sir. 

Tktr. That Ziriil was tiiy brotiier, brave Zocannes^ 
Preserr'd by miracle in that sad day 
Tby father leO, and since, tfans In dlignlse 
Wdting his Just revaoge. 

A§l. You do aman me, sir. 30 

TJbr. And most do more, irtien I tell aU the story. 
The Un^ ttie Jealoui kln^ knew of the marriage ; 
And, irtteo tfaon thonghf st thyself by my dlrectitw. 
Thou wert his prisoner. 

Unless I woold renounce all right, and ceass 35 

To love thee — O strange and fond reqnest I — immnr'd 
Thou must have been In soma sad place, and look'd 
For ever bom Thersamei' right, for ever I 
And, fliat nnaUe to endure, tills ol^t 

1 did attempt his life. 

A^. Was it weU don^ sir } 40 

TMtr. O no I extremely 111 I 
For to attempt and not to act was poor. 

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Act III.. Sea] AGLAURA 

Km the dMd-dolng Uw (Uka lU-iHad toldien) 
LaavM tli« tide 'tmu oa to Jcrio with pomr. 
Ror*l vlUtiny oow will look ao Ilka to jnstlos, 
That tfas time* to come and cniiotu poctoiity 



Weq>'at tboa, Aclaun t Cooke to twd, my k>v* ; 
And we wUl theie mock tynnny ud fate : 
TboM Miter hoan <d pleMure «iid delight 
TbMt, Uke so many ein^ peulai ahould have 
Adom'd onr thread of life, we will at ooce, 
By love'* mysterknu power and thii idght'e help. 
Contract to one, and make but one rich dmngfat 
Of alL 

^ff. What mean you, air t 

Tim. To make myeeU Incapable of mlaery, 
By taking etrong preaervatlvee of bap|dneai : 
I would thla night enjoy thee. 

ilfl. Do, eir, do what yon will with me ; 
For I am too moch yonia to deny the right. 
However dalm'd ; but— 

Thtr. But what. Aglania t 

Agl. - Gather 

Not roaee In a wet and frowning hour : 
Thejr^ loee their nreeta then, truet ma tb»y will, air. 
Vniat pleasure can love take to pUy hit game out, 

When death mnit keep the atakoe 7 [A noiu wtikomt 

Harlceirl 

Grave-bringera and laat mlnutee are at hand ; 

Hide, bide yonraelf ; for love'a take, hide jrouiaelf I 

rW. Ai won tbe sun may bide himself as I. 
The Prince of Persia bide himself I 

Agt. O, talk not, ab: ; tbe ann does hide hhnseU, 
When nl^t and blackness comes. 

Tktr. Never, sweet ignorance, be shines In th' other 
wortd then ; 
And so shall I, if 1 set here In glory. 
Enter, ye hasty seekers of life I 

[0p4iu thi door. EnkrZiriff 
Zorannesl 

Agl. Hy brotiier I 
If an tbe Joy within me C4Mne not out' 
To give a welcrane to so dear an object, 
B»mse It, sir ; sorrow locks up all doors. 

Ztr. If there be each a tcy about you, sister. 



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Kttp'HotytmtniU, or land It to flie prince : 

Thm te » dearth of titat canaaoditj ; 

And jron bxn made i^ rir. << 

Now, 

Wi»t la die next mad thing yon mean to do ? 

Will yon stay hen 7 when all the conif a beeett 

like to a wood at a gnat hont, and baay mtodtief haitea 

To be in view, and have yon in her power go 

Tite. To me an tut ? 
For gnat grief a dea^ as wdl aa it la dnmb^ 
And drivea no trade at aU with connaBl. Sir, 
Why do yo« not tator one that haa the plague^ 
And aee K ha wiU fMr an after-agne^t : 95 

Sndi ta all mJadtlef now to me, there la none left 
la wortti a titonght : death ia Ute wont I know ; 
And tha^ comptt'd to ahant^ doaa look more lovdy now 
Than a diaata mistreaa let by common woman : 
And I mat oonrt it, air 7 

Zir. No wonder, U xoo 

That heavMi ftnake na irtieB we laave oandvea ; 
What ia then done ahonld feed aoch high deepair ? 
Wen yon bat aal e 

Aft. Dear rir, be rnl'd : 
If love be love, and magie too^ 105 

Aa eon it la, iriten it la tme ; 
We than ahaU meet In aliaence, Bnd, in apito 
Of all divorce fredy en|oy together 
What nlggaid fate ttiw peevWtly denba, 

Tkmr. Yea: bnt; if fdeaaniaa be thenadvea but dnain% no 
What ttien an flw diMms <d theae to uun ? 
That mooatar, Biqieetatton, win devonr 
An tbatla witUn onr hope or power, 
And en we oaoa can come to ahow how rich 
We an^ we ahaU be poor, riiaU we not Zorannaa } X15 

2ir. I nndentand not tUa. 
In tinwa of envlona penury, muh aa ttteee are, 
To keep bnt love anve la Ciir ; we ibonld 
Hot fltiiak of feaattng him. Come, air : 
Hen in theae lodging* la a little door, im 

That leada onto anoUier ; fbmt again 
Unto a vanlt ttiat haa bla paaaage mdar 
The Uttte liver, <^>ettlng Into the wood ; 
From thence 'tla bnt aome few minotea' eaqr bn^neaa 
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Hii liWk and iMOMtaiv h«MAar mnrt 

Look Uf In wtory. Than yo« m tda, 

And, iritMt tUi Mom bu met a llttl* cftlm, 

Wbrt wfld dMbe daiM nU^w to HmU 

Yoaniiqr*»)0]r, and nt the wont msjrstnL ijo 

rto'. What dun boMOM of di«e^ A|Mn. tim ? 
Shan I leav* Hue tb^ mge'i swrUoo r 
And, Uka dnll aeamon ttiraatan'd vidi a alaan, 
Tbrow all away I ban to lave mywU i 

Agt. Can I be lai^ iriwn yon m* nol^ my locd ? 135 

Knowa love in na divided bi^iptaiMS I 
Am I flia nler lor your bilnf ben ? 
Can yon give tttat 3Nni bave not tor yovndf ? 
My innocence it ny beat gnani, and Uiat yonr ctsy. 
Betraying it onto anapickn, takea away. 140 

H you did love me 

Tk«r. Gfowa that in qnaatloo ? flian 'tie time to pait I 
[Kitmkw 
Wban we abaU meet again, baavan only knowa ; 
And, irtun w« dtaU, I know w« iliaD be old. 
Lovo doea not caknlato the ccmmoa way ; 145 

Wnnlaa are bout ttera, and the bona are daya ; 



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Tlma*a boraa nina fnU at faa^ haid-bome and emb'd, 
Aa In hla Inn career, looae rain'd and ^nir'd. 
Come, oome, let* a away. 

TMir. H^finem nidk aa man, loat in mlaeiy. 
Voold wrong in naming, tla ao mndi above them, 155 

All ttutt I want ol it, aU yon deannp^ 
Baavan aead yon In ny abaence I 

Agt. And miiety, anch aa wtt^ maUce wonld 
Lay ont in omaea on flie thing it hate^ 
Heaven aendsM in the Btaad, if wlkeny'an gone ifio 

[l»0da Mm Mtfc a«l mUma t^tiUHtht wmiU 
I wrioome it but for your nka alone. [EmU 

Zir. Stir not from benca^ rir, till yon bear from ma : 
So^ goodrnl^t, dear prinoa. 

Tktr. Good«i^t, dear Mand. 

Zir. When next we mee^ all tiila wlU bat advance— 
Joy never faaata ao high, itg 

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ACT IV 

SCBHB I 

Enttr fkrtt m four Comtlen 

I. Cawri. By tiib light, a bnv* prfnco I Ha made no 
mora of the foerd, than they would of a tailor on a 
itMaqu»4iifht, Ukat bae refiued tnutlny befon. 

3 CoMrt. He'f as active as he b valiaat too. Didst 
narit blm bow he stood lilra all the points o' th' c(»npass, 5 
and, as good ptctoies, bad bis eyes towards every 
man} 

3 Comi. And his sword too. All th' other side walk 
vp and down tite conrt now as If they bad lost their way, 
and stare like greyhounds, when the bare has taken the 10 
(nrse. 

I Com*. Rlgbt ; and have mora trouUea atKiat 'em than 
a aervlng-man, ttiat has ioigot liis m essage, when he's 
oMoe upon the irface. 

a. Covrl. Yonder's ttia king witiiin, chafing and swear- Ij 
lag like an old faleuter upon flie first fil|^t of a yonng 
ha<*k, ivhen some clown has taken away the quarry 
from bee; and all the Inds stand nmnd Um as if he wec« 
to be baited, wltti much mora fear and at modi mon 
distance Oian a country gentlewoman sees ttie Uoos tiie ao 
first Ume. Look, he's br^ looee I 

EiiȤr KiMO mti Lords 
KiKf. Find him I 
Or, by Odris' seU, yon are all traitors. 
And equally shall pay to Jnatke. 
A sin^e man, and gdlty too, break throng yaa all I 25 

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Thon paint ok maun and tiw statesman's wisdom, 
Valoor of oowards, and ttie gnltty's innocence. 
Assist me now I [To fAs *iNf ] Sir, send these starers off. 
I have some business will desorve your privacy. 30 

Kinf. Leave na. 

lot. How the villain swells upon ns I [Bimmt Lori* 

Zir. Hot to pnnWi thought. 
Or keep It long upm tiie rack of doubt, 
Know, dr, that, \ff corruption of the waiting-woman. 35 



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Tha flOBunoB kay ot wocvti, I lwv« faasd 
Tha tnOk at iMt, tnd hava dlaeovar'd all. 
Tha prince yonr aon. wn, bjr A^ania't maaiu, 
Convay'd liwt night unto tiia cj i p fMi giova, 
Throngh a cdoaa vault tiiat opana in tha tnHginj^, 
H* doM intand to join with Carimania ; 
Bnt. an ba gooa, reaolvea to flnidi aU 
Tha ritaa of lova, and Uila si^t maana to ateal 
What ta behind. 

Kwg. How good la haav^ onto ma^ 

That, whan U gave ma tnltan tor my anltj^eti^ 
Would lend ma anch a aervani 1 

Zir. How ivat, air, lattur. 
That would beatow title iotrtnna on tha pooc ; 
And. iriwn your boonly had mada debt eo taiflnlt* 
That it grew deafieiate, ttair hope to pay It 

King. Bnoo^ of that I Tboa doat bnt genfly cUda 
Ha for a fantt tttat I will mend ; loc I 
Have baeo too poor and tow in my sewarda 
Uaio thy virtue. But to our bnineae : 
The queetion it, wfaettier wa ritaU rely 
UpMi onr gaarda again t 

Zir. By no maana, ifr. 
Hope on Ue future fortonei^ or tbeir lova 
Itato bit parMo. hae ao iioUlad o'ar 
Their reaoJuttoni, tttat wa mnat not tmat them. 
BaiUei^ U wen but noodkee ban : 
Ho paaeea through tha vault alon^ and I 
Hyidf dnret nndectaka that burineee. 
If that wen all ; bnt then la aometttlng dn 
TUa aoddent doth pnanpt my aeal to eerva yon la. 
1 know yon lova Aglaura, rir, with paaiioti, 
And would eajoy h«r : 1 know beridaa 
She lovea Mm eo. that iriuNoe'ar ihall bring 
Tha tfaUnge of hie death muat cany back 
The nawa o< ben ; ao tiiat your juatke, ilr, 
Huat nb your hope. Bnt than li yat a way 

Kimi. Hen, take my heart ; for I bava hUfaarto 
Too v^nly qient the tnasun of my lova. 
m tava it ooia'd atralgbt into fctiod*^ ^ 



Zir. U any part of ttie rich haivtaMOi 
Portana pcaparea now for yon. ahalt owe HsiU 
Unto my wank endaavovn, I bava eoou^ 



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Aglann wiUiont doubt tU» oiglit expects 
1^ prince ; and iriiy 

Yon tlunild not then lupply hl> pUce by itesltii. 
And In dii«alM 

King. I ^ipnhend ttee, ZlrlS ; 80 

But tbeie't difficulty. 

Zir. Who tndee in love mnet be en edventnrer, ilr ; 
Bat here 

!■ ecerce enou^ to nuke the [deuare dearer : 
I Imem tiie cave : your brother and myeell 8} 

WlUi Itdu ( for thoee, w'ire rare, do hete him), 
With eome few cboeen mote, betimet will wmit 
The prince's pudng tiirongh the vault : If he 
Cmnef firtt, he'e deed ; end, If It be yoantit. 
We will conduct yon to the chamber door, 90 

And stand 'twlxt you and danger afterwards. 

King. 1 have conceiv'd of Joy, and am grown great ; 
Till I have safe deliverance, time's a orip^ 
And goes on cmtchee. As for thee, my Ziriff, 
I do here entertain a friendafaip witii thee, 95 

Shall drown the memory of all patterns past.' 
We wUl oblige by tumi, and that eo thick 
And fast, that curious stndiers of It 
Shall not once dare to cast it up, or say 
By way of guest, lAether ttuni or t 100 

Retnaio the debtors wfaso we come to die. [Ejutmt 



Sam II 

Suite SiHAHTBi, OuTBii, pRtuN, Omamis, Lodt «Mf 

Ladies 

Ori. b die Queen ready to come rat t 

Pki. Not yet : 

Sore, flie king's brother is but newly enter'd. 

Sum. Come, my lord, tiw song ttien. 

Ori. The song. 

On. A vengeance take this love I It tpoih a vtrfce 3 

Worse than the losing of a maidenhead. 
I have got sudi a coM with rising and walking in my dilrt 
a-nifl^its, that a Uttem vdiooplng In a reed is better music. 

Ori. This modesty becomes you as ill, my lord. 
As wooing would us wmnen : 10 

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Or*. Ni^, ladiai^ ym dull fiDd ma 

A* Cn* M ttw mnridMU of ttko wood! 
Thtmrnknt : iriiat I hava, yon rtwU not Med to eidl for ; 
]te dull It cort yoo Mijrtfalaf . 



H^Jiy w ^a/* ontf wm, /mUImw 7 
IF^ nybfi tookittf wU um't mom Jbr. 

PriOmt wkynpaUT 
Wky M AiS mmd miU$, jWMMf jAhmt / 

IPa( Mitfw i^mMv mU tan'l wilt Mte, 
Sayinf wMMif io'l T 

Tktt eamot takt ktr. 
I/o/iteut/ikswainelloM, 

Nolkinf MK Nwb far ; 

OH. I ihoald ham fuaw'd, it had bsso tita lama ol 
Vow bcala. U I bad not baw told to. 

Ort. A littla foolUi oonnael, madam, I gava 
A friaad of ntaw toor or fire yaan agOi 
When ba mw faUing Into a oonawnptioa. 

Butar Qubbm 

Oti. Wblch of all yon hava aeen tbe fair priaooer. 
SioM Aa waa ooofln'd } 

Sam. I have, madam. 

Or*. And bow babavaa iba now haraalf ? 

S«Mi. Aa ono ttiat had Intreach'd m daep in innoccacat 
Sha faar'd no anemtoai bean aQ qnletty. 
And mllaa at Fortune iriiUat aba frovma on her. 

Ort. So (allant i 
I wcodar nban the beanfy Ilea, that tttva 
Inflamaa 0ia nyal blood. 
. Ort. Facaa, madam, am 

Uka booka : tiMNe Oat do study ttiem know best ; 
And, to Bay tnidi, 'tia atill mndi aa It pla aa ea 
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CM. TIwM loven mre an Itlra astroooown, 
That, ittun the vnlgu aye diacoven but 
A aky above, atndded witli tome few atan, 50 

Hnd oat, bmldea, atxange flahea, Urda, and beaata. 

5«m. A* Bten In atobieaB, acoreh'd into a raving. 
Do BM tiM devil in all dtapn and forma, 
When ttanden-bf, woadcdng, aak where and when. 
So titey in love ; for all'i but fever Uiere, 35 

And madneat too. 

Orb. Thaf ■ too aevere, SenuuiUie ; 

Bnt we wlU have your reaaona in the park : 
Are the doora open through the gudena ? 

Lord. The Ung haa tmdy led the way. [Bjumit 



ScniB III 
Enttr Amaspbs, «fM( Znuvr mitk a wanmU ttoM 

AH. Tboa art a tyrant, Zirlll : I ahall die 
With joy. 

Zir. I muat confess, my lord, had bnt 
The prince's Ills proved sUgjit, and not ttias dangerous 
He dKmld have ow'd to me — at least I would 
Have laid a claim onto his safety ; and, 
like physidans that do challenge right 
In nature's cores, look'd for reward and thanka ; 
But, sbice 'twas otherwise, I ttiou^t it beat 
To aave myself, and then to save the state. 

Ari. Tin* wiaely done. 

Zir. Safety, I'm sure, my lord I you know 'tis not 
Our cuatom, where the king's dislike mice swells 
To hate, Uiere to engage ouraelvaa. Court trienddUp 
la a cable, that hi atocma is ever cut ; 
And I made bold with It. Here la the warrant 

seal'd; 
And, for the execution of it, U 
YoQ ttiink we are not atrong eaoug^, we may 
Have lohu ; for htan the Ung did name. 

Afi. And him I would have nam'd. 

Zir. But la he not too much the prince's, air ? 

Ari. He is as ll|ht> In scenes at masques : 
Wut glorious show soe'er he mdras witboal; 
I, fliat aet him then, know why and how. 
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Enltr lOLAB. 
Conwt lolas ; uid •ince Oie huv'tu deonod 
Tha mu, vrtiom thou •hoaldat envy, ihonM be null 
IlMt «U men ebe mnat do't, b« not sdiain'd 
Ihon once wert follty ol It ; 

Bat Ue« them, that tlwy give flioe now a mewu 30 

To make a frienUi^ tWi him, and vouchsafe 
To find thee out a my to love, when well 
Thou coakM not hate. 

lot. What nwaaa my lord ? 

AH. Hera, bera be etand* ttiat hae pceaerv'd na aU ; 35 
That aacclflo'd onto a pnbUo good 
The dMiett private good we mortala have, 
FxUmMdp I gave into our anna flie prince 
When nottiinff bat flta twoid, peicbanee a niln, 
Waa left to do It. 40 

M. How could I dilde my love and my amUtlon now, 
That ttnat ma nptm mdi a qnanel } 
Han I do vow 

Zir, Hcdd, do not vow, my lofd I 
Latttdaaerve it fint, and yet (if Heav'n 4S 

Blen hoQcet men's intents) 'tis not ImponiUe. 
Myloid, 

Yon win be pleas'd to Infonn him in partienlan. 
X most be gone. 

The King, I fear, already has been left 30 

Ttoo long alone. 

Afi. St^ : flie boot and place. 

Zir. Eleven, nndet the Terrace Walk ; 
I win not fail yon Uien. [Cms out, rMimu htek agwAi 
I had forgot : *t may be, fb» small remainder 55 

Of tboee loet men, that wen of the conqdraty. 
Win come akog with him : 'twan beat to have 
Some choeen o< the goard within oar call. [Eirit Ziriff 

AH. Hcneet and careful Zirifll [/oAm itmnd$ muting 
How now, planet.atniGk } 

Id. This Ziriff win grow gnit witti aU the wocld. 60 

AH. Shallow nan. 
Shfrrt-tightfwlfir than tnvellen in miets, 
Or wooHn tttat outlive themsdvaa, dcet thou 
Not see that irtiilst he does prepan a tomb 
Wfli one hand for his Mend, he digs a gtave 63 

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IM. How w } 

AH. Dost tiilnk he dun not fed the wei^t of tida. 
At well u poor IbMsamei ? 

M. Shall we tiiea kill Um, too^ at Die same Instant i 70 

Afi. And aay the prince made an nnliicl^ thnwt. 

M. HIsht. 
. Ari. Dull, dull, be most not die ao oaaleMly, 
A* when we wipe off fUth froa anyjdace, 
W« throw awsf the tbinftiiat made It clean; 73 

So, this OHM done, he's gone. 
Thoa know'at 

The people love the prince : to their rage aomething 
The state mnet oiler up. Who fitter ti^ 
Thy rival and my enemy ? So 

td. Rare) 
Our witnen win be taken. 

Ari. PIdi I let me 

Alone. The gianta that made moontalni ladders. 
And ttuMght to take great love by fuce, were focris : 
^ot hill DO hill, but jlot on plo^ does make 85 

Us dt above, and langh at aO below us. {BmnU 

Scnti IV 
Bnltr AoLAUiu mid » Singing Boy 
Bey. Madam, 'twill make yon melandudy, 
I'll sing the prince's song ; that's sad enough. 
Agt. What yon will, sir. 

SOHO 

Hi, no, fair ktrttic, it tutda ttaut b» 

Bui Mt iU loM in nu, 5 

And won$ for Hut. 
For wtra U in my pomtr. 
To <Mw Mm new tUt Monr 

More Hum t did a» tmit .• 
'Twotdd then to /ail, to 

/ M^W not lave el aU. 
Laee IM em flow, mnd mm admil ineremu. 
Admite at melt mn ebb, tmd may gnm leu. 
Tme looe ie etill tke tame : Ike torrid Monee, 

And thote more /ngtf onee, 15 

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For km», gntm cMerM, 

hkuterirU»iMkip,»et 
Tk$ IktH m Um : 
ForOmftmitmmwDtadiU, 90 

MM iamm or up too M(*. 
nomlkinkIkmmanlUmieM*»prtu, 
4«4 MwM Awf Mora, M«M / M Aim Am l«M. 

AH. La«v*iiM,f<irtoaK«lwoato<tim^ 
At mlM to BOW, Bothliiff k bwmony : *S 

WhoB onM tb» Bwluprln^ Hope. It UU'n Into 
DiHrdar ; no wondar If th« kner yrbaOa, 
Dedr* and Joy, ttaud itUl : my thongbta. Via bee^ 
Wbflo ttwy Imv« IcMt thdr Ung, mnder 
CoofoMdly up aad down, and wttia noirtwn. 30 

£«lM' Onnan 
Otitic ay. Ay Uie room. 
As dioa wonldrt ahiui Uie haUtationa 
WUdi »pMtM hannt, or rten ttiy nearer frleads 
Walk after deatli 1 Here la not only knre. 
Bat love'a pbgae too, nUafortooe ; and eo high. 35 

lliat It k nm iniectlona. 



So mndi more mlaeraUe am I Ola way 

Than yoa, ttkat, ihbald I pity yon. I ahoaU 

Fflc«et myaeU : ny rafieilnp are inch, 4^ 

That with leM patience yoa may endnre 

Yew own. than give mbw aodienoe. 

Than la ttiat dlffBnno^ ttiat yon may make 

Yoora none at all. bnt by ccauiderin| mine. 

A^. O. apttk tiieni qaicUy tlien : ttie marriage.4ay 43 
To paarionate loveia never waa more weksome, 
Iban any ktoi of eaae woald be to me now. 

OW. Could they be ^oke, they were not Uten ao great. 
I love, and dare not aay I love ; dare not hope 
What I dealre, yet atlll too mnat deaire ; 39 

Awl, Uke » Btarving man brought to a feaat. 
And made ai^ gnoe to what he ne'er rtiall taate, 
Be tfaaakfnl after all. and Uaa tite hand. 
That made lite womd thna deep. 
^ Tie hard Indeed; 

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0( onr inisfortuiiM, be thina own Judge now. 

Thou momn'at for Ion of ttiat thon never hadst ; 

Or, If Oioti hadat • loM, It never wu 

Of a Thettamei. 

WonMst flion not think a merchant mad, OriUiie, 60 

If tfaoa Aonldat aee him wtep and tear his hair, 

Becaaae he bron^t not both the Indlet hmne } 

And wouldat not think Ua aorrowa very jne^ 

If, having fraught his ahlp with lome rich treasnret 

He annli 1* tb' veiy port ? This ii onr caae. 65 

Ori. And do yon Uilnk there It anch odds In it t 
Would lieavai we women cooM as eaalljr diange 
Onr fortunes as, 'tli aaid, we can onr mbids. 
I cannot, madam, ttiink fliem mlaeraUe, 
Ihat bare M» ^htce's love. 

Agl. He is Am man, ttien. 70 

Bluih not, Orlthfa : 'tis a sin to Uuih 
For loving bim, though none at all to love him. 
I can adroit of rlv^ihlp without 
A jealousy, nay, shall be glad of It ; 

We two wlU sit, and thtaik, and si^ 73 

And sigh, and talk of love and of Thersamee. 
TlMu ihalt be praising of his wit, vrtille I 
Admire be governs It so well ; 
Like tttis thing aaid thus, th* other thing thus done ; 
And In good language him for Uiese adore, to 

While I want words to do't, yet do it more. 
Thus will ws do till deatii itself sbaU ns 
Divide ; and then whose fato't shall be to die 
Fbrst of the two, by legacy shall all 

Her love bequeath, and give her stock to her 85 

That shall anrvive ; for no (me stock can serv^ 
To love Thersames so as he'll deserve. 

£slfr Kma and Ziinr 
Kimi. What, have we here imposstUllty ? 



t night, and yet wittiln the r 
That, ttiat can make tiie day befiwe the sun I 
Silent, Aglaura, too t 

A^. 1 know not what yon say. 
Is^ to your fitf or your scorn I owe 
The favour of this visit, sir ? for such 
Uy fortune li^ It dolfa deserve them boih. 

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AniortnnM: wmnr looka lovely Imfb ; 

And tfaara't ao man diat would not wtertmln 

Hit grtob u Mendi, wen ha but ton tliey'd ibew 

Ho wane npoD Um. i 

Bnt I fuget myself ; I cune to dilde. 

ilff. If I h&ve eliui'd w Ugh. 
Th»t yet my psniiluneDt eqiuls not ray crim^ 
I>6.iir. 

I riKMld be loUi to die in dt^t to jIl•tic^ ] 

How ill eoe'er I pkid the ■corse of love. 

Jfwf- And tboee indeed toon hert bnt pAldlndlflenntly 
To me. I did deeerve at least ftir deeOi. 
Not to be murtherad thne in private. 
That waa too ornd. mirtnae. i 

And I do know tfaon doat npent and wUt 
Yet make ma aattefactiaa. 

Afi. What aaUafaotkiii. atr i 
T am no mooater, nevar had two heart* : 
One )a by hoky vowa amtiuc'e now ; i 

And. conid I give it yon, you would not take it : 
For til aUka ImpoaiUde for mo 
To kwa again, at yon love perjury. 
O eir, ooulder iriiat a flame love la I 
If by rade meana yon tiiink to force a Ught i 

That of itaeU it wooM not freely give. 
Yon blow It out, and leave yoonelf t' th' dark. 
The prince ooca gone, yon may aa well peranada 
The U^t to atoy bdUod. irtian ttM ana poata 
To ft' otiier world, aa me. Alaa t we two I 

Have mingled BOola more tiian two meeting bcooka ; 
And, whoaoever la deaign'd to be 
The mnrflurar of my lord (aa aun there la 
Haa anger'd heav'n ao itr. that 't baa decreed 
Him to increaae his pnnishment that way), I 

Would he but eearch ttw heart, trtien he haa done, 
He then wonid fUkI Aglanra mnrthar'd too, 

King. Ihon haat o'ercomo me, mov'd ao 
For pity, Oat I win dlsioherit 
The aider brother, and from this boor be 
thf convert, not tiky lover. 
Ziil^ deqiatdk I Away I And he Oat faringa 
Neva o< ttn prlnce'a weUaie, look that ha have 
The same reward we had decroad to him 
Broaght tidinga of hia death. 



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zas SIR JOHN SICKLING [Act IV., Sc 5 

T mtut be a biujr and hcU hand, ttiat would 

Unlink n duin llw gods tbema^vw lum made : 

pMwa to ttqr titonghtat Agjanta. [E»tt 

Zir, iUtpt btuk Md iptakt]. Wbata'ar ha nys, boUavo 
blm not, A^anra ; 
Foe Init and lag* ride bi^^ within Um now : 145 

He knowi TberaamM nuide th' MC^te from bence. 
And doei conceal it oafy tor hie ends ; 
For, by the favonr of mJtlafca and ni^t. 
He lu^wt t' enjoy tfaee In the prince's room. 
I shall be miss'd, else I wontd teU tiiee more ; (50 

Bnt thoa mayest guess, for onr eondltlon 
Admlto no middle ways : either we mnst 
Send them to graves^ at lie oniselves in dnst 

[BmU. A(fimir» itmtdt iHU and tMUtt 

A^. Hat 
Tls a strange act ttioaght pots me now npon ; 155 

Yet anre my brother meant the sdf-eame Uiing, 
And my Tbenames would have dooe't for me : 
To take his Ufe, that seeks to take away 
Tbo Ufa of Ufa — tumour — ^from me, and from 
Tlie world tlie Uie of honoor— Therssmes, 160 

Hnst needs be something, sore, <rf kin to Jnatke. 
If I do fsU, th' attempt howe'er was brave ; 
And I shaU have at worst a handstHne grave. [JSMl 



Bnttr loiAS m on* tiib, Skhanthb om tht cilur : ik* \ 

tttpt bMh, lobu tUtyt htr 1 

M. What I are we grown, Semsnthe, nl^ and day f 

Uiist one still vanish, when flie ottwr vaau» ? 1 
Of aU Oat ever love did yet bring fmth 

(And 't has bean fruitful too) Uiis is { 
Tba strangest Issue. 5 

Smm. What, my k)rd ? 

M. Hafa, Senmnthe. . 

S»m. Yon do mistake ; If I do shnn jrou, 'tis ' 

As bailifnl debtors shnn their creditors. I 

I cannot pay yojt in the self-same coin, 10 ' 

And am aslum'd to ofiar any other. { 

M. It Is ill done, Semanttte, to plead bankrupt, 

When wilb such ease yon may be out of debt. | 



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AcrIV.,Sa5l AGLAURA »3 

Jm lov**! 4™'*"*«t native oommodlly 

!■ annnt psyment : chMtf* is all tite trada, 13 

And heart ior heart the richest merchaodlae. 
Sm. TwomU bare ha mean, my lord, dnca mtaw wwdd 

In row handa hat a conatarfelt, and ywm in mlna 
Wortt nothtaif . Sjrmpadiy, not fiaatneai, makea 
Tluae Jewab riaa Id valaa. so 

M. ^mpattqr i O, teach hat yooia to love, tfaaa ; 
And two so rich no mortal ever knew. 

Smm. Thatheart would lov« hut Ulttat most he tani^t: 
Sudi flm aa thaaa stUl Undla ttl ttaenudvsa. 

M. In anch a cold and frosen iriace aa la «5 

Thy hreiat. bow should they Undle of tbemaelves, 
Semaottia? 

5iM. Ask how tlie flint can cany fire wltiiln I 
'na tihe least miracle that love can do. 

M. Thoa art thyaell the freatest mliaele ; 30 

For tton art ialr to all perisctloa. 
And yat doat want flu gieatest part at baanty— 
Kindneaa. Thy cmdly {next to tfajraeU) 
Above all tthifs on earth takes tip my wndar. 

Stm. Can not that cnidty. vdikh is oar fate. 35 

BeUeva m^ lolaa, the boneat swalo, 
That from die brow of sooie steep cUfl far o0 
Beholda a ship labonring In vain agaisst 
The bo la teroua and unruly elements, ne'er had 
Lcaa power or more deaiie to beb> than I. 40 

At avary al^ I die : and every took 
Doea move ; and any passk» you win have 
Bat love, I have In store. I wffl be angiy, 
Quaird with destiny and wlfli myeeU, 

That it Is no better : be me la ndioly ; 49 

And <tto«gh mine own disasteia well might plead 
To be In <£lef) youra only shi^ have fdace. 
I'U pity, and (if Oaf a too km) IH pieve, 
Aa for my sbu, I cannot give you ease. 
AU this 1 do ; and this I hope win proves 30 

'TIS greater tosment not to love than tova. [BmU 

Met. So partihing aailon pray to aterma, and ao 
They hear again. So men, wlfli death abont dtem. 
Look on pIqniclaBB, that have given ttem o'er : 
And so Oey turn away. Two fixed stars, 55 

That keep a constant distance, and, by laws 



184 SIR JOHN SUCKLING (Act V., S& i 

Mad* with tfamuelvBi, mart know no motkn 

Bcoentric may moet u toon u we. 

ThB anger that tita fooUdi tea doe* abow. 

When It doai brave it ont, and roar agalnat ta 

A atabtxHU rock that still denlei h paasage. 

It not ao vain and fniitleta aa my prayora. 

Ye mighty powera of love and fate, where ia 

Yonr JDBtlce here ? It is thy part, food bc^, 

When thon dost find one wounded hearty to make 65 

llie other ao ; bat. If tlqr tyranny 

Be inch, that Ihon wUt leave one breaat to hate ; 

If we must llve^ and thla anivive^ 

How mndt more cmel's late 1 EiM 



ACT V 
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Bmttr Zaxn, Auasna, Iolm 
lol. A glorions nl^t I 

Art. Pray heav'n It prove ao I An we not tliere yet t 
Ztr. Tia abont this hollow. {Enltr Uu mm 

Art. How now I what region are we got into ? 

Th* Inheritance of night t j 

Are we not mistaken a turning, Zlrlff, 

And atept into some melanchdy devil'a territny ? 

Sure 'tis a part of the first Chaos, that would 

Bndare no diange. 
Zir, No matter, air ; 'tis as [uroper for oar pnrpoae, 10 

As Ihe lobby for tlw waiting-woman's. 

Stay you hwe : I'll move a little baclcward ; 

And ao we ahall be aure to pat him past 

Retreat. You know the word, if t be the prince. 

[Gon to a« mmtk of tta mm 

E«Ur Kino 
Hen, air, toOaw me, all's quiet yet 13 

Kntg. He's not come, then t 
Zir. No. 

Kini. When's Arlamea } 

Zir. Waiting wlttiln. 

{Ha iMit him on : itopt bAind kirn, gtvu $1U 
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lol. I do not Uka tfala wmiting, 

Nor Ma ttOow't Iwving ni. 

Ari. ThlapUcadoM put odd tiumghts into tliw. Then, 
Thon «ft io thiiu own natnn, too, u JMloua 20 

At flither love or honour. 
Come, mvUxf iword In tttdlneM, and tttlnk 
How OMT w» U6 n crown. 

Zir. Rovenge I So, 
Left drag him to die llgh^ end Karch hit pocketa : 25 

Ttwre may jo p^Mra thorg, that will diacover 
The raat*of the eoatgiaton. Itdai^ 
Your hand I [Drmn out th» Kin^t body 

Id. Wltomhavowebeie? tlteking? 

Zir. Yea, and Zorannea 

Too. Hallo, ho I [Emimr PatithM and oOtn 30 

Unam them. 
D'yeataie ? 
TUa for my fatiwr's Injnriee and mine I 

[Poinf Io Ikt Kiti^iitUhoiy 
HaU Ion, hall daty'a iacriioe I this for 
The noble prince, an offering to frlendahip I 35 

iKmuttlolM 

tot. Baaely I and tamely \pi»» 

Ari. What bast thou done 7 

Zir. HotUng I fclli'd a traitor. 
So, away with them, and leave na. Paaithaa, 
Be only yon in call. 

Ari. What, doat thou paoao i 40 

Haat thov remorae already, mnrtbarer i 

Zir. Mo, fool : 'ti« hot a diSarence I put 
Betwixt the crimes : Orbella b onr quarrel ; 
And I do hold it fit, titat lore aboQld have 
A nobler way of Jnatica than revenge 45 

Or treason. Fcdlow me out tA the wood. 
And dion ihalt be master of this again : 
And then best am and title take. 

\Tk»y go out and onltr again 
Then I [Gifoi him U» tmord 

Ari. Extremely good t Nature took pains, I sweat : 
The vlllain and the brave an mingled handsomely. 50 

Zir. Twaa fate that took It, iriien it deoned 
We two dumld meet, nor shall they mingle now : 
We an brought together stiai^t to part. [TIsy jffU 

Ati, S«ne devil, sure, haa borrowed this shape. [Pe«t* 



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ia6 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act V., Sex 

lljr nntd ne'er ■tay'd tbm long to find an enlnnM. 53 

Ztfr. To gnilty men all that appears is devil ; 
' Coouk trifler, come. IFigl'* «f««- Ari»*pu ftiU 

Art. Whitiier, whither. 

Ihon fleeting coward life ? Babble of time. 

Nature's shanie, stay a little, stay, till I 60 

Have kwk'd myadf Into revenge^ and itar'd 

Tills traitor to a carcass first 1 

It will not be [FiiUt 

The crown. 

The crown, too, 65 

How is lost, for ever loet 

t ambition's but an fpiit f a Jtuu , 

1 aee^ misleading fond mortality, 

lliat harries ns about, and sets as down 

Just — where — wo — ^flrst— bc^nn {DU* 70 

Zw. What a great spreading mighty thing this was, 
And tAM. a notfiing now I how soon poor man 
Vanlsbsi into his noontide shadow 1 
But bcqns o'erfed have seldom better done. [ffattoM 

Jb-mter Pasrhab 
Take np ttds lamp of vanity and honoar, 75 

And carry it tbe back way to my lodging ; 
There may be ose of statesmen iriien thesr're dead : 
Sa For the Citadel now ; for in such times 
As theee, idien the anruly mnltltnde 

Is up in swarms, and no man knows iriitcb way 80 

They'll tak^ 'tis good to have retreat. {ExtmU 

EnUr TuanBAMBS 
rUsr. The dog-star's got up high : It ahonkl be late ; 
And aare by Ola time every wakhig ear 
And watchful eye is ehann'd ; and yet mettioaght 
A noise of we^xms struck my ear Just now I 85 

Twaa hot my fancy, sure ; and, were it more, 
I wouhl not tread one step ttiat did not lead 
To my Aglaara, stood all his guard betwixt, 
Vnth lightning lo tMr hands. 

Danger I dion dwarf dress'd up In giant's clothes, 90 

That ibew'st far oil still greater ttian thou art. 
Go, terrify flu slmfde and the guilty, such 
As with fslse optics stlU do look npon thee. 
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Ib dty wont thi^A, and moet UtM ia llMm too. 95 

St«y. 

Huh tnM I mad* my maik ; 'tis bereaboata. 

Love, (Hide m« bat il^t flila nl^^ 

And knraia aball natnra tfaM badt again 

ThoM qras tbe poeta tocA ao biddfy from ttwa. {BmU xoo 

Sam II 
Aoumu Huimnd, wMk « ton* in ow AaiN^ mmI • 

if ff. How Ul 

TUa dooa bacome Oil band : bow mod) ttaa wocae 

lUa auita witii tbia I ona of tba two dMnld go. 

Tbo aba witbin ma aaj^ It mnat ba fliia : 

Hoaoor aaya fliia ; and booour ia TbananMa' itknd. 5 

Wbat la diat aha dien ? it la not a tUng 

Tbat aata a price, not npoo ma, bnt 00 

Life in my nama, leading nu Into doubt, 

Wbkb, lAeo't baa dcoe, it cannot li^t me ont. 

For fear doea drive to fate ; or fate, if we lo 

Do fly, o'artakei, and holdi na, till or deatii 

Or Infamy, or botii, doA aeiie na. [Putt imt Ma li^ 

Ha I would 'twere \a again I 

Antka and atrange mtiAapea, 

Sod) aa tba porter to my aonl, mine eye, 15 

Waa ne'er acqualntsd iritb, tMOcy lata in. 

Uke a dlatracted mnltltoda, by aone 

Strange accident piec'd together I 

Fear now afreeb cmnei 00, and cbargee love 

Too boma. Ha cmnee I be ooroea I 20 

Woman. 

If tboa wooldat be the nibjoct of man'a wonder. 

Not Ua acorn hereafter, now ibow tbyaalf . 

Bml*r FuMCB, riitng from tlu vmM ; ikt stab* Mm Am «r Iknt 

Mmm ,- ks laOt ! tts got biuh to kw rf — i6w 
Sndden and iortanate I 

My betttt angel, aore, did bott inf nae a$ 

A atn^ft, and did direct it 

Eatir Zuun 
Zir. A^anra I 
ilfl. BroflMTt 
Zir. Tba aanw. 



xa8 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act V., Sa s 

SoriowtolBtiarochakmg'd-forgnMtf 30 

Hnrt joy ttuid fciior,fclfH, ilste 1 oome, pnpwa^ 



Ttw Unf of Pmia'i coming to yoa itimiglit— 
The UBg 1 mark diat. 

Agl. I tlioa^t how poor the joyt 70a broog^t widi 35 
yoo. 
W«ra in reapMt ot thoM ttut irtn wltli me. 
Joyi are onr hopea atript of tiielr fean ; and anch 
Are mine : for know, daar brother, the king la come 
JUrea^, and ia g(»e. llaA tttat. 

Zir. It tiiia inatinct or riddle t irtut Ung ? how gone 7 ^ 

Aft, Hw cava will tell yoa mora 

2ir, Soma aad miatake t thon haat undone ua all. 

^ou otit, Mto-i hatUfy again 
The prince, the prince I cokt aa tiie bed ot earth 
He liee apoa, aa aenaeleae too I death hanga 
Vfca hia lipe, lUto an untimely froat 45 

Upon an euiy dieny. The noUe guest, 
lua aottl. todt it ao ill that you ahould ose 
Hla (dd acquaintance ao, ^at ndUur pisy'ra 
Nor teaia can e'er peiauade him back again. 

[A^mtra moMit ; h» rw&a br 
Hold, hoU I we cannot aure part Ihna. Sister I Aglaura I 50 
Theraamea la not dead : it is the prince 
That cans. 

Agl. The prince? where? 

TeU me, or I will straight 
Go back again into those groves of Jessamine 
Thou took'et me tram, aad find Um out, w lose 53 

' Myself lor ever. 

Zir. F6r ever 7 Ay, there's It t 

For in those groves tium talk'st ^ 
There are ao many byways and odd tnmlnga, 
TjMjHi.g unto auch wide and dismal pUces, 
That should we go wifltout a guide, 01 stir 60 

Before heaven c^la, 'tis strong to be feared. 
We there dwuld wsnder m and down for ever. 
And be benli^ted to eternity. 

Agl. Benif^tad to eternity t Whaf s titat 7 

Zie. Why, 'tla to be bodi^tsd to etemi^. 65 

To alt I' <h' dariL and do I know not iriiat ; 
Unriddle at oar own sad cost and diarga 
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ACT.V.,SC3] AGLAURA zag 

Afl. What pbce ham mnrtlMnn. bcottter, ^un ? ior, 
wan, 
TIm mnrttHnr of tlw prince mutt hM.m a pnnUuuBt 70 

Tliat liMV^B it y«t to oiake. 

Zir. How b fdlgion fecd'd bstwixt our Iovm 
Aod fMii I Poor gM, far oui^t tiuit tfaon hatt dooa, 
Tlqr duHilata may ba iair and flonridilnc 
A* Ui in tlM Bljniiim, 
A/l. Do yoa tliiiik to ? 75 

Zir. Y«^ I do tUnli m. 
Hw jnttar Jvdgoa of our actloiw, 
Would du)r havo been aovere npoa our weakneaaet, 
Wovld, aan, Iwva nude w ttronger. Fie t tfaoee teaia 
A bride tqion tiie manlage-day as properiy 80 

Hil^tdwdaathon: 

Hen widowa do% and many next day after. 
To each a funeral aa tiila tlwre tbonld 
Be notldnf oommon. 

Well numm Ida ao Oat ttoaa, fliat are aUve^ S5 

Shall itt l' tfc ttenuelvea more buried Crt than be ; 
And widi to have Ui graven to And bii ofaaequlei : 
But etay : the body. 

[Br^igt up Tk m m m if bo4y ; »hi twoau and itu 
Again t eistar, Aglanra I 
O, qiaak once more, once more look out, fair wnl. 
She'agooe— 90 

I rr evo ca bly gone, and iringing now 
The air like a glad bird brcAen from •ome cage. 
Poor tMnkn^t heart, iriten 't had not wberewitfaal 
To pay to lad dieaater all titat waa 

Its doe, it brohe would mine would do so loo I 95 

Myaon) 

Is now within me, like a well-mettlad haiA 
On a bHnd falc'ner'a fist : netbinks I feel 
It baiting to be gone : and yet I have 

A little fooUifa buslnesi hei» 00 earth loo 

I wlO deqiatoh. {BmU 

Sam ni 

Entm PuitRaa, miOt M« My of Arimtpn 
Am. Let nw be like my burttwo, if I had not here as 
Ueve IdU two of the Uood royal for hln, aa cany one of 
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130 SIR JOHN SUCKLING tAcTV..SC3 

heavy sfter death, h yoor private retir'd ones : look U he 
be notrednc'd totiieatatsirf acourtierof theiecond form 5 
now, and cannot ataad upon his own legs, nor do aiqrttiing 
widuMt help I Hum I aod what's become of the great 
prince tn prison, as tiiey call it now, the toy within ns 
Oat makes as talk and laugh and fi^t. Ay, vrtiy, there's 
it. W^, let him be vAaX he will, and where he will, I'll to 
make bcdd with the old tenement here. Come, sir, come 
along. [Exit 

Enlf Zaan 
Zir. All's fast too here — 
They sleep to-night 1' their wlndhig-aheets, I think ; 
There's such a general quiet. O, here's light, 15 

I warrant; 

¥vt lust does take as little rest as care 
Or age — courting her glass, I swear. Fie I that's 
A flatterer, madam I 
In me yon shall see tmlier what you are. [Knock* m 

Enttr at QUBBM 

Orb, What make you up at this strange hour, my knd ? 

Zir. Uy business is my boldness' warrant, madam. 
And I oouM well afibrd t' have been without 
It now, had beav'n so [rieas'd. 

Orb. Tie a sad prologue. 

What follows, in the name of virtue ? 25 

Zir. The Ung. 

Orb. Ay, what of him ? Is well, Is he not 7 

Zir. Yes. 
If to be free from tiie great load we sweat 
And labour under here on earth, be to 
Be well, he Is. 

Orb, Why, he's not dead, is he ? 30 

Zir. Yes, madam, slain ; and the prince too. 

Orb. How 7 where ? 

Zir. 1 know not ; but dead they are. 

Orft. Dead? 

Zir. Yes, madam. 

Orb. Didst see them dead t 

Zir. As I see jrou alive. 

Orb. Dead I 

Zir. Yes, dead. 35 

Orb. Well, we must all die ; 



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Act v., Sa 3] AGLAURA Z3Z 

TIm liiten q>in no o«Mm ibr w mortab ; 

They're XhnMl, and Tlnw, and Cbanoa, 

Tnttaa, I could wo^now; 

But mt'fy dlstUUtiou do tmt Ul 40 

On gnvM : tlMjr nuka tba lodging coldar. [5Jb Mnoclu 

Zir. What mold you, madam ? 

CM. Why, my frlenda, my locd, 

I mndd OMianlt, and know what's to ba dona. 

Zir. Hadam, 'tia not ao safe to raisa the court, 
TUnga i±m nnaettlad : U yon pleaao to have 45 

<M. Where'a Arlaqm 1 

Zir. In'a dead sleep by this time, I'm aara. 

CM. I know he la not I find him inatantly. 

Zir, I'm gone. {Tntiu haek mgain 

But; madam, why make jrou choice of him, from whom, 50 
• If the aocceMJon meet distuibance, all 
Must come of danger 1 

Orb. Hy lord, I am not yet 

So wise, aa to be jealotis : pny, dispute 
Mo further. 

Zir. Pardon me, madam, if, before I go, * 53 

I must unlock a secret unto yon : sndi a one 

Am, i^ile the king did Iweattie, durst know no air 

Zofannea Uveal 

CM. Ha I 

Zir. And, in tiie hope of such a day aa this, 60 

Has ling'rad out a life, snatching, to feed 
His almost famished eyesi sights now and tiien 
Of yon, In a disguise. 

Orb. Strange I 
This ni^t is big with miracle. 63 

Z^. If you did love Urn. aa tiiey uy you did. 
And do so atUI, 'Us now wltiiin your power 

CM. I wookl it were, my lord ; Imt I am now 
No private woman. If I did h>ve Um once, 
(And 'tis so long ago, I have forgot), 70 

Hy youtfi and Ignoraac* may well excnse't. 

Zir. Excuse it ? 

Orb. Yaa,e«iaselt,sir. 

Zir. Though I oonfess I lov'd his fathsr much. 
And fity Um ; yet, having offer'd It 73 

Unto yonr tiuMyhts, I have dlscharg'd a tmst ; 
And seal shall stray no fnrthsr. Your pardon, madam. IfigU 

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I3a SIR JOHN SUCKLING [AcrV..Sc.3 

A plot to keap off AilMpei' greatnes*, 

Wblch he mutt fear, beoaiiM hs knowi ha hktoa hbn. go 

For ttwM an •tateamen, that, nAm titae haa mads t)old 

WHlt the Uii( and tublect, throwing down all fencs 

Tliat itood betwixt tbeit power aad otlwre' rights 

Are OQ a change : 

Like wanton aabnou coating in with flooda, 85 

That leap o'er wiree and nets, and maka their way 

To be at the retnni to eveijr one a piey. 

Bmlm' Zaan mud Pasithas : Mfy Orom dotm tkt 
dftid body of ArUupoi 

Orb. Ha I mnrthsr'd too I TnoMoa, treaaoo 1 

Zie. But ntdk another word, and half w loud, 
And thVt 

Orb. Why 7 Hunt wilt not mnrther me too, go 

Vnit thou, vinafai t 

Zir. I do not know my temper : 

[Dittooort kimsot/ 
Look here, vain thing, and aee tby ahu full blown : 
Tlierv's aearce a part in all tlile face tliou baet 
Not been fomram by, and Heav'n forgive thee for't I 
For thee I lott « fathw, country, frlendi, 95 

HyaeU aimatt ; for I lay buried long : 
And. irtien tibere waa no nee tiiy love could pay 
Too great; thou mad'at the principal away. 
Had I but etald, and not b^an revenge, 
nil Umu hadtt made an end of changing, I 100 

Had had the kingdom to have UU'd. 
Aa wantoaa, ent'rlng a garden, take the first 
Fair flower tiiey meet, and treaaore't in tbetr lapi ; 
Then, Bating mote, do make freak choice again, 
Throwing In one and one, till at the length 103 

The flrat pot* flower, o'ercharg'd with too mnch wei^t, 
Vntitera and diee ; 

So haat tiiou dealt witti me ; and, having kUl'd 
He fiiat, I'U kill 

Orb, HoM, bcdd I 

Not fbr my aake, but Orbella's, sir I a bare iio 

And ain^ deatii is sacb a wrong to Justice, 
I must seeds except against It. 
Find out a way to make me long a^ying ; 
For death'* no punlahment : it ii tiie aenae. 
The pafaiB and fears afore, titat makes « death. 115 



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Act v.. Sc. 3] AGLAURA 133 

To ttriiik what I IhkI had, had I Iwd yov ; 

What I hava loat ia lotlng of myaaU ; 

An deatfaa iar wocm than ai^ y<m can give. 

Yet kUl ma quickly ; for, U I hava time. 

1 Aall ao muh tiili aool of mliw wWt tMia, jao 

ICaka it ao Ana, Ifaat you would be aftath 

In love with It ; and ao panhanca I ■hoald 

Agais coma to dacelva you. 

[Sk« rtt$a mfi wt0pi»g, and kmigini domm ktr kMd 

£ir. So riaaa day, blnahlnf at nl^t'a dafonnlty ; 
And ao As pratty flcnren, Unbbar'd wiUi daw, IS5 

And overwaih'd wlUt rain, hang down their baada. 
I moat not look npos her. [SJl< gon temmdi Mr 

Or*. Ware but tikBllUei In this fecaaafradt 
Aa are dta roeea ; had I but Innocence 
Joln'd to their bltuhee, I ehonld then be btdd ; 130 

For, wb«a tttey want 00 begging, they were ne'er denied. 
Tla bat a parting Uae, ilr. 
. Zir. I dare not grant H. 

CM. Yonr hand, elr, then ; for tiiat'e a part I ihall 
Lova aftar death <lf after death wa kve), 
'Canee It did right the wnaig'd Zoiaanee here. 135 

[SItpi to Urn, mid opmt Ou box of Potton 1 
Zoramut fath 
S lee p s ileq> far aver ; and fa ggo tt — too. 
All tmt tiqr iUe, whldi may aacceedlng tlma 
Bem e mb er, ae the aeaman doea hli nutria. 
To know irtiat to avoid I May at tby name 
AH good men atart, and bad too I may it prove 140 

Infectkn to the air. that people dying of it 
Hay help to cana tiiee for me I 

[Twnw to at My </ Ariaipn 
Conid I but call thee back ae eaaly now I 
Bat tttafe a sabject for onr taare, not htqiea I 
There ie no piecfaig tnUpe to their atalka, 145 

When tbay are once dlvKo'd by a rada hand ; 
AH we can do ie to preeenre in water 
A Uttle life, and give, by oowteoiM art. 
What Bcanted nature wanta commiMkn far. 
Hint tfaoo ibalt have ; for to tlgr memoiy 150 

Sach bribnto of ncdst eorrow I will pay. 
And tihat ao pnrifi'd by love, that 00 
Tky grave nothing ehall grow but vlolete 

a; (diiriiidi, too, aome ehall be 

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Of tiia mysterloui number, k> that loven ihmll 153 

Come bitter, not m to a tomb, but to an oracle, 

{Slu Imoelu, and raitet Iks Court 

SnUr Omtrib, Suumtbb, mUt other Ladtea mud 
Courtlen, m ««l e/ tluir btdt 

(M. Coma, coma I help me to weep myielf away. 
And melt into a grave I for life is but 
Repentance' nurse, and will contpire witb memory 
To make my houi* my tortuiee. 160 

Ori. What ecene of wrrow'a Ala ? Both dead ? 

Orb. Dead t Ay, 

And 'Ua bnt half deatti'a trlnmpha this : the king 
And prince Ue aomewhere, just such empty trunks 
Aa tfaeae. 

Ori. Hie prince t Then in grief's barthen I 
Must bear a part. 

S*m. The noble Ariaspes I I65 

Valiant Ziriff, too I [Wttpt 

Orb. We^'at tlioa for him, fond prodigal ? dost know 
On «4iom thon q)end'at tiiy tears ? Thia ia the man 
To iriiom we ovre our ilia, the fabe Zonmnea, 
Dtagnla'd ; not lost, bnt kept alive by some. 170 

£«ibr Pasithas, nmwys Iho hodiu, find* kit tmuttr 
Incensed power, to pnnMi Persia thns 1 
He would have klU'd me too ; but heav'n waa just. 
And fnmiah'd me with meana to make him pay 
Thia score of vlU'ny, ere he could do more. 
P«i. Were jroa his murth'rer then ? 

[Runt to OrbtUa, kiUt her, tmd fiiet 
Ori. Ah roe I ttie queen I 175 

[rA«y rwb Orbetta tUt the eomee to henelf 
Sem. How do you do, madam t 
Orb. Well ; but I was better, 

And shall [Diot 

Sim. 0, she is gone for ever I 

Enter Lords in Ikair nightgowns, Oksausb, PmLAH 

Ore. What have we here ? 
A chnidqrard ? Nothing bat silence and grave I 180 

Ori. O, here has been, my lords, the blackest night 
Hie Persian world e'er knew I Tlie king and prince 
Are not Hiemtelves exempt from this anest : 



Act v., S& 3] AGLAURA 135 

Bat, pftle and cold u tbaM^ lwv« iiuMar*d oat 
TMr lanftlM. 

Ltir^. ImpoMiUt I iriikh wqr } 

StoM. Of Oat X85 

W« an M ignomitu yoa ; 
Fw, lAUa dM Qumo wm telling otf tits atocy, 
An uknown villain ban haa hurt her ao, 
TlMt, lite a aiddjr taper, the bat aude 
One Aadi, and to evplT'd. 190 

m. Ren he Is ; bat no c on t eaa l on. 

OH. Tortnn mntt lone him then ; 
Thou^ twlU Indeed but weakfy aatlsfy 
To know, now tbey an dead, how tiiey did die. 

PU. Come, take the bodka up, and let oa aU 193 

Go drown onraelvea in teara. Thia maaaacn 
Has left to torn a state, that 'twlU be poUqr, 
As wen aa ddit, to weep tm we an Mind : 
For -mba woold see the miseries bdiiod ? 



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EPILOGUE 

Otm pifty it done ; and yonn doth now b^in : 
Whftt difierent fancies people now an in I 
How strange and odd a mingle it would make. 
If, en tiney riw, 'twere ponltrfe to tain 
AnvotMl— 

Ba^ aa iriwn an autiienttc watcb la ahown, 
Each man winds up and rectifies bis own : 
So in our very Jndgments. First ttiore Bits 
A grave grand jury on it of town wits ; 
And they give up their verdict : Ihen again 
The other Jury of the court comes In : 
And fliaf s of life and dealh ; for taxh man eeee ; 
That oft condemns, Yrbat tii' other jury frees. 
Some three days hence, the ladies ot fbo town 
Vnil come to have a judgment of their own. 
And, after than, their servants : then the dty ; 
For tiiat is modest, and is still last witty. 
Twill be a week at least yet, ere they have 
Rescdv'd to let it Uve, or give't a grave : 
Such difficulty there is to unite 
Ofrinlon, or luring it to be right. 



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lliat Um tbuing of your aax'a i crlnw, 
Above Hi' excmo uxy dx Unet In riijnne 
Cm make. tfa» poet ktwm : I un bnt eeot 
T' Intreat be may not be « precedent : 
For be doe* think, that In this place there be 
Kany bave dcne't aa much and more than be. 
Bat hara'a, be saya, the difference of tiie latea : 
He beg/i a pardon after't, tiwy eatatea. 



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THE FIFTH ACT OF AGLAURA AS 
PRESENTED AT THE COURT 



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Ai ^m ir m , Prtsmttimt Iki CmH fy Hit MajiOUt Stnmmtt. 
Writltm fy Sir John StuUing. 



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PROLOGUE 

'Fou loT«t • mii^fy mmIoii : and (I fear) 
Tboagb Und Iwt 'lisM, 'twill bo now Mven : 
For it la ttion^t, and by judldou men, 
A^nra *Bci4>'t only by dying tlien. 
But 'twould be vain for me now to endear, 
Or ipeak unto my Lorda, the Jadfea hen : - 
Tbey hidd thrtr phtcea by condemning atlU, 
And cannot duiw at once mercy and skill ; 
For wife ao cmel nnto wit, ttiat tiiey 
Are thon^t to wan^ that find not want 1' A' play. 
Bat, ladleit yon vrtw never lUt'd » plot. 
But where ttie aervant had fall mlitreaa go^ 
And vrtum to aee a knrer die It grieve*, 
Aitboagfa 'tla In woiao langnago that Ite Uvea, 
Vm Uke't, w* are confident, tfnce here wiO tw 
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PROLOGUE TO THE COURT 

lis ttaohgo, perclunca yoa'II tiliink, diat ahe, tlut died 

At Chrittmu, iboiild at Easter be a bride : 

Bnt 'tla a [»ivilege the poets have. 

To take the long-aliice dead out of the grave. 

Kor Is this all ; old heroes, asleep 

Twlxt marUe coverlets, and six foot deep 

In earth, they boldly wake, and make them do 

All they did living here — sometiroet more too. 

Ihey give fredi life, reverse and alter fate. 

And (yet more boM) Almlghty-Ukn creatOt 

And ont of nothing, only to deify 

Reason and Reatra's friend, Fblloeoidiy : 

Fame, honour, valour, all that's great or good— 

Or la at least 'moogst us so nnderttood— 

They give : heav'n's theirs ; no handsome woman diest 

Bu^ if tiiey please, la straight scxne star 1' th> sUes. 

Bnt O, bow those pow men of metre do 

Flatter themselves witti that that is not true I 

And, 'cause they can trim np a little proee. 

And ap(^ it handsomely, vainly auppoas 

They're omnipotent, can do all those things 

That can be done ofdy by Gods and Ungs I 

Oi this wild guilt he fain would !» Uunif^t tno. 

That writ tills play ; and therefore (sir) by me 

He huml>ly begs yon would be pleas'd to know, 

Aglaura's but repdev'd this night ; and, though 

She now appears upon a poef a call, 

She's not to live, nnleas yon say she ahaU. 



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AGLAURA 

PSBSENTED AT THE COURT 
ACTV 

SCBMB I 

BnUr Zaan, Famthas, and Gnaid : k0 fAwM 'tm mti 

BmU. a ttattutma 

B»t0r Ziuvr, loua, Asuspu 

Id. A gloriow night I ^^ ^. 

An. Pray hevr'a it prova Ml Ai« we not flwre yet t 

Zif. Tto tbout tiUt hoUow. [Thiy mUrth* cos* 

An. How now I w*at region are we got into. 
Til' inheritance of nlg^t I 
Have we not nietaken a tnmlng, Zlriff, 
And itepp'd into ttie confines of 
Some nJudioly devil'i territory ? 

M. Snie, 'til a port ol tlte fint Chaoa, that would 
Not m&er any change. > 

Zif. No matter, ifr : 'tia aa proper lor our porpoe^ 
Aa lite lobby iat the waiting-woman'a. 
Stay yoa hei» ; I-U move a Uttle backward ; 
And BO WD dtall be sure to put him pait 
Retreat. Yoa know the word, if It be tiio prince ? l 

{Zir^ got to th$ iMT ol Of MM 

Bntir Kino 
Zir. Here, tit, follow me : aU'a qnlet yoL 
KiH. la he not come then t 
Zir. No- 

X^. Wheie'a Aitaqiea ? 

Zir Waiting within. 

Iti. I do not like tUa waiting. 

Nor ttila faUow'a leaving of nt. 

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144 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act V., Sc. i 

Art. This pUoe doM pat odd flumghta Into . ttws. ao 
Than 
Thoa «t 1b thine own n&tnra, too, u Je«loaa 
At love or bonoar. Wear thy nrord in n 
And think bow near we an a crown. 
Zir. Revaogel 

[Gwrnt uiMtlh m IA« King and Aritupn 
Kin- Ha I whnt'a thla ? 
2«r. Briiv them lortti I 

[Th* pm* brit^$ Hum ferik 
Art. llM King I 

Ztr. Yea. and the prince'* Meod. {Wkomci Umulf 

DVoa know this face t 
Kiitf. Zoranneal 

Zor. The wy aame, the wroog'd Zoiannet I King, 
D'yod 8tar» ? Away with them, iritere I ^ipolnted. 

King. Tratton I 

Let me (o, viUaln, tfaon dar'at not do thla. 

Zor. Pow counterfeit, 

How fahi thoa wonklat act » Ung. and art not I 
(To Artatptt] Stay you. lWkiip$n to m pmtl Un< 
hand him. 

Leave ninow. 
[EMtmt m hia ArtMapn tmi Zirtff 
Art. {fuUa\. What doea thla mean ? 
Sure be doea intend tlie crown to me I 

Zor. We are eloae. Fidlow me out of ttie wood. 
And tiion ihalt be master of this a|wln ; 
And Uwn beet arm and title take It I 

Art. Thy <^er la ao noble. 
In gratitude I cannot bat pcoponnd 
GenUar conditlona ; we will divide the empire. 

Zor. Now. by my faflter'a tool, 
I do almott repent my first intents^ 

And now coald kin ttiee scarTlly. for thinking, i 

If I'd a mind to r^ I woaU not nie ahme. 
Let not ay eaqr faitti, ket man, 
Pool tliee faito so daU a heresy : 
OrbeUa Is oar aoarrd. 

And I have tiioaght it fit that love ihoold have 
A nobler way of jnitlce than revenge 
Or treason. If ttion dai'st die handsomely, 
Follow me. {Ex*m^ mud m^me Mjk dfate 

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AH. Bxtnan^ good I H»tnn look paini^ I vmu : 55 
Tbe vUftin wtd tiw bnve kts mlni^ tuutdaooMly. 

2*r. TwM fete th»t took it, iibaa that It dMraed 
We two ahonld most ; noc ihall they mingle now : 
We ue bat fann^t toflstiur itnli^t to part 

Ari. Scum devil nre hu borrowed tiilt dupe : to 

II7 aword ne'er •tajr'd thai long to find u entnooe. 

Z*r. To guilty nun eU that iqipeua Is devil : 
CooM^ trlller, ooma, fTkty j^U 

Ari. Da«, ttwa haat it 

2ir. Wtajr, then, It aa«aaiay«tar*aM great Mkla: 69 

Imlleatttwe. 

[ArUaptipmtl*,mdrmmahimloeMkkiitmor4 
Than now wooldat havo me kill tbea, 
And tla a w wr tea y I cannot afford fliee. 
I have beUtoagbt myadt there wiU ba uae 
Olttkaa. Faaitfaaa. to the real with him I [BmU 

IRtltr P»»Mu Mdlmoflk4 (hm4 1 Ikty uim 
Arim»p»* mud |» omI agtitm 



Tim. The dog-alar's got np Ugb : it lOioald be late ; 
And awe by ttia time every wak^ aar 
And watdtfnl aya la charm'd : and yet methon^t 
A note tA we^wna atmck my ear Jtiat now. 
Twae bat my fan^, aare ; Mid, ware U mor^ 
I would not tread one atap tliat did not lead 
To my A^ania, atood all Ua gnard betwfart, 
With lightning in fluir baada. 
Duger, tton dwarf drem'd np in giant'a clothea. 
That ■how'it lar off atiU greater than thou art. 
Go, terrify tite rimple and the goOty, anch 
Aa widL blae optka atlU do kwk upon Owe I 
B«t frii^t not lovan : we dan kxA on thee 
In thy worat ritapea, and meet titee In tham too. 
Stay. 

Iheie treaa I made my maA : 'tla bereabonta. 
tow, guide me but right this ni^t. 
And kivaca dull reatore tbea ba^ again 
Thoae ayee the poeta took ao boUly Inxn fliee. [£> 



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146 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act V., Sc a 

Scene II 
A Tap«. Tabu out 
Bmke Aolausa wtik a iortk in mm hand, and « daggtr 
in Iks oUur 
A^. How lU tilii* dow beconw tbls hand I mnch worse 
Thiimitswilfathlsl one of Um two ahonld go. 
Tbe she witUn nw *kj», it nuitt be thli : 
Honour nyi, tiili ; uid bonoar it llienwnes' friend. 
What la tlut rtie ilien t li it not a Uiing 5 

Thnt lets E price, not npon me, bnt on 
Life in my name, leadii^ me into doubt, 
Wbkh, wben't hiu done, It cannot light me oat } 
For fear doea drive to fats ; or fate, if we 
Do By, o'ertakei and holds ns, till or deatli 10 

Or infiuny, or both, do selxe ns. [Putt out tki light 

Ha I would 'twere in again I 
Antics and strange misshapes, 
Such as the porter to my soul, mine eye, 
Was ne'er acquainted with, fancy lets In, 13 

like a dlsrontad mnltltude, by sane 
Stzaoge accident piec'd together. 
Fear now abesh comes on, and charges love 
Too home. He comes, he cornea I 

[AmUnoiuhOm 
Woman, so 

If thoQ wonUst be Ihe subject of man's wtmder, 
Hot Us scon hereafter, now show thyself I 

Entn Trbrsahbs from Du vautts ; th» tlabi kim, at 
As rit4lk 

Tkor. Unkindly done I 

Agl. The prince's voke I defend It, goodness t 

Thtr. What art 

Thou tiiat 01US poorly hast dcstroy'd a life 7 35 

ilff. O sad mistake 1 'tis he. 

Tktr. Hast thou no voice i 

Afl. I would I had no^ nor a being neither, 

Tkfr. Aglanra t it cannot be. 

Agl. O still believe so, air 1 
For 'twas not I indeed, but fatal love. 30 

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ActV..Sc.3] AGLAURA 1 

Tbe paliu they giva ni have loiiw plsMure in tium. 
And tiiat tbete hav* not. 

Snitr Zimtwr mitk m t»p*r 

do not May 'twu yoa ; for that 

Don wound again. Guaid me, my better aagel I 
Do I wake ? my eyei (ilnco I waa man) ne'er met 
Wth any object gave them n much trouble : 

1 dan not aik neither to be satiafied. 

She looks M gniltUy. [AiiA 

Afi, [toZiriff], Why do yoa stare and wcoder at a thing. 
That yon yooraelf have made thiii mleerable ? 

Zfr. Good goda, and I o' the party too I [Atid» 

vlff. Did yoa not teU me, that the king thla nl|^t 
Haanl to attempt mine honour ? ttiat our condition 
Wonld not admit of middle wayi^ and that we muat 
Send thent to gravee, or lie ourselves In dust t 

Zir. Unlortunate miatalra 1 [H« kmoekt) I never did 
Intend our safety by thy hands. 

Bnttr Pasithas 
Pasttbas, 

Go instantly and fetch Andrages from Us bed. 
How Is it witii yon, sir 1 

Tk$r. As witti the besieg'd : 

If y soul is ao beset, it does not know 
Whether 't had best to make a desperate sally 
Out by tttla port, or not. 

A^. Sure, 
I shall tnm statue here I 

Ttm. If than dost love roe. 

Weep not, Aglanra t All those are drops of blood. 
And flow frMi me. 

Zv. Now all the gods defend 

This way of expiation I 

Thlnkest tiiou thy crime, Aglaura, would be less 
By adding to it } 

Or canst tium hope to satisfy those pomers, 
Whom great sins do displease, by doing greater f - 

Aff. Discourteous courtesy I 
1 had no other means left me than Uils, 
To let Tbersames know I would do nothing 
To him I would not do nnto myself ; 
And that thon tak'st away. 

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148 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act V., Sc. a 

I And a Und of wUllngiiMs to »Uj, 

And find that wJlUngnew ■omethlnc obey'd. 70 

My blood, now It peraoade* itsoll you did 

Not call In oaroMt, nukei tiot rach haata. 

Agf. O my dearut lofd, 
Thia Hndnow ia so fttU of enidty, 

Puts anch an agUaesB on iriiat I have dooe, 75 

That, wbta I look npon ['t^ it needs most fright 
He bom myself, and («4>lch la nuva Insufferable) 
I fear, from yon. 

Tim, Why should that fright tiiee, sMeb most com- 
loitame? 
I giory In it, and shall smile i' tfa' grave, 80 

To think our lova was such, that nothing but 
Itsdf could e'er destroy it. 

Agt. Destroy It t can it have ever end ? WU yon 
Hot be thus courteous, ttien. In tiie other world f 
Shall we not be togethar titm as here t 85 

Thtr. I cannot tell whether I may or not. 

Agt. Hot teU t 

Tim. No. The gods thon^t nw unworthy of thae 
bere; 
And, iriien tiion art more pure, why should I not 
More doubt it ? 

Agl. Because, if I shall bo nuMv pnia, 90 

■I shall be tiien more fit for you. Our priests 
Aasnre us so Elysium ; and can 
That be Elysium, where true lovers must 
Not meet i Those powers that made our lives, did ttisy 
Intend them mortal, would sure have made Uiem of 95 

A coarser stu^ would they not, my lord ? 

Thtr. Pr'ythee, speak stiU : 
This music gives my soul such pleaaing business. 
Takes it so wholly np, It finds not lelsnra 
To attend unto the summons death does make. 100 

Yet Uiey are loud and peremptMy now ; 
And I can only {Fatutt 

Agt. Some pitying power 

Inspire me with a way to follow him I Heart, 
Vnit thou not break of thyself I 

Zir. Uy griefs 

Besot me. 10} 

His soul wlU saU out witti this purple tide ; 
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Lika A mu that'i-too diort o' tb.' ihlp, ud'i loft 
Behind upon the tand. [Skt cwmm 

Bnttr Ahdbaoii 

O, wdcoou, mlcomel 
Here Bee, Andnfee, ilu I too gn&t no 

A tri*l for thjr art. 

Amd. There'* Ufa to him: 

Ftan whence tbaee wooade f 

Zir. O, tie no Uma tot itocy. 

Am4, Tb not mortal, my lord : boir him gently. 
And help oke to Infnae tUe into him. 
Ihs eotd la but aale^ and not gone forth. 115 

Thir. O, O I 

Zir. Huk I Um prince does Itva. 

Tim. Whnte'er Uioa art hast given ma now a lUe, 
And wMi It all mj carea and mlaerlee. 

Expect not • reward : no, not a thanka. IM 

If tfaon wontdat merit from me (y«t who woaU 
Be guilty o< lo loat an actloo ?), 
Restora na to mj qntetneaa a^iln ; 
For Ufe and that are most incompatiUe, 

Zir. StiU In detain f I did not think tiU now 133 

Twaa in the power of fortnne to have n)M>'d 
Tbarsamaa ef Umaetf . For pity, sir. 
And raaaoa. Uva : U yoa wiU die, die not t 
Aglama's ninrthar'd ; that's not ao handaome ; at least 
IMe not her mnrttter'd and her martterar too ; 130 

For that will surely follow. Look up, sir ; 
This violence ol fortnne cannot last ever : 
Who knows 

Bat all tttess doads ara shadows to set off 
Your fairer days 1 If it grows blaokar, and 135 

The storms do rise, this liaiboar*s alwajrs open. 

Thf. What sqrMt thou, Aglanra ? 

Aft. What says Andrages 1 

And. Madam, would hsaven his mind woaU admit 
As easy care as his body will I 

Twaa only wast of blood ; and two hoars' rest 140 

Restores him to blmadf. 

Zie. And. by tiut time. 

It may be, Heav'n will give oar mlseriea 
Soma ease. Coma, sir, repose upon a bed : 
Thera'a tima anoagjk to-day, 

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170 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [AcTl..Sa3 

VctnmM. Then thsre's no mnedy. 

[Fiimi$ iowH kit kat, nmAhMmu hlm$ilt, inm 

POhgrtn, What doat nwan ? 

Ntuntnt. Wlqr, ^nce I cwnot toavs yon alive, 5 

I will try to leave yoo dead. 

PtOtfriM. I ttunk yOD kindly, air, very kindly. Now the 
Sedgly eurae upon Uiee, and tin gfeat fiend ride through 
tbee booted and tpoTT'd, with a acythe on hit neck 1 Pox 
on ttwe, I'll see thee hang'd first I "SfOot, you rtiall make 10 
none of yonr fine point* of hooour up at my charge t Take 
your course, if you be so hot : be doing, be dcring. [Bxil 

Ntunral. I ant got free of him at last. There was no 
other way : h'aa been aa troublesome as a woman ttiat 
wooM be lov'd, iritether a man would or not ; and has 15 
watch'd me, as If be had been my creditor'a serjeant ; if 
they shontd have dispatch'd in the meantime, theire vroukl 
be fine oi^nlons of me. I must cut Ui throat in earnest, 
if it ahonld be so. [Emt 

Sctm ni. 
£iilfr Tamouh Mrf Pkridok, wili aHm TUeves, ami 

TOKCULAR 

A horn tmmdt 
Tkinti. A prise t A piisa 1 A prize I 
Ptridor. Some duel, sir, was fought this morning : this, 
Weaken'd with loss of blood, we took ; Uie rest 
Escap'd. 

Tamorut. He's fitter for our surgeon than for us ; $ 

Hereafter we'll examine him. [Agatn » sAewf 

TUnu. A prise I A prize t A priie I 

[Tkay ut thnm ioim, Ardttlm, PirtmtoiU 

Bring Hum, bring Hum, Mng M«m in, 

Sm, if th»y AoM mortal tin .* 

Pinch Ihtm at yon dane$ a6oHf, to 

Pinch thorn, tiU Ik* Imth coma out. 

Ptriior. What art ? 

Ard^iam. Extremely poor and miserable. 

Ptriior. lis well, 'tis well, proceed : nobody will 
Take tliat away from me. Fear not. What country \ 
AfiaUam. Francella. 
Ptridor. Thy name ? 



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Act I., Sc. 3) THE GOBLINS 171 

ArdttlMt. Arddluk. 

Ptridar. And tiilM ? 13 



AnUbm. What rtocy ? 

Ptridor. IHr Ufa, thy Uifl. [Pte* Mm 

Ardslkm. HoM, btdd : you ilwll hava it. [H» Wf*«.] 
It vnsnpoo 
The grrat defeat given by the Tamoreiu 
Unto tin Oraabriiu, ttiat the old prince. 
For nlety of the young, committed hln so 

Unto ttte trust of Garradan, and eome 
Pew Mfvanta more, 'moogtt whom I fiU'd » fdaee. 
TamoMH. Ma I Garradan 7 
ArOMm. Yei. 

T4Murm. Speak out, and aet me nearer. 

So, void the ptace [to <4««ntf.]. Proceed. 

ArOMm. We put to aea. but had'acarce Boat die ai^t 25 
Oi land, ere we were made a prey to piratet : 
There Garradan, reaiatlng the flnt board, 
Chang'd lifo wllh death ; with him the wrvants too, 
All but m^df and Firamoat. 

Under thMe plratca ever since 30 

Was Onabrin brought up ; 
And into seveial countries did tliey carry him. 
Tmmorm. Knew Orsalnln hlnueU 1 
AfittUm. <% no, hit sjdrit was too great : we dnrst 
Not teU bim anything, but waited for 35 

Some accident might throw us on Francelia ; 
'Boat irtiicb we hover'd often, and we were near 
It now ; bat Heaven decreed it otherwise. [H* tifht 

Tmurm. Why doat thou sigh } 
Ard§aan. Why do I sigh indeed I 

For tears cannot recall him : last ni^t, 40 

About the second watch, the winds broke looaa, 
And vex'd our ship so long, that it b^an 
To real and totter, and, like a drunken man, 
To<*in so fast Us liquor, that it sunk 

Down i* tti' place. 43 

Tamorm. How did you 'acape ? 
ArMlmn. I bound myself unto a mast, and did 
Advise my master to do so ; 
For iriilch he stmdc me only, and said I did 
Cooault too mudi with fear. 50 

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173 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act I., Sc. 3 

Tmurm. lit a mu) itory. WtUn tbare I 
Let ttkwn hive wine and fin. Bat hark yon. [WU*p9n 

Snltr TatMvn, milk m Pon. 

TkUmt. A priu 1 A priu I A firtza I 

P»rUef. Set him domi. 

Pa*t. And for Of Mm, [SAtft 35 

Giv kirn •ettpof ameh, 'ImtU mtnd kit Am. 

Ptridor. Drunk, as I Uv« I [Pinch Aim, ^nth Urn.} 
Wliatartr 

Pott. I am a poot^ 
A poor dabbler in riiyme. 

P9ridar, Come, conhsa, conten. 

Pott. I do confew, I do want moiuy. 60 

Ptridor. By the deecrlptioa he'i a poet indeed. 
Well, proceed. [Ptnek kirn 

J^. Wliat d'yott meen, pox on yon ? 
Prithee, let me ^lone. 

Somt cMidltt ktrt / 65 

And fill ut fotim quart, Md fiU u$, * 

JI«pM, ifamm, fahtr puui. 

Stmt imaU-bttr. 

And for tkt btm, 

Gitt kim a enp of tmei, 'tmilt mtnd kit Aw. 70 

Tmmonm. Set him by, till ha'i eober. 
Come, let'e (o eee our dnelUtt dreit. [Exnuit 



SCBNK IV. 
Enltr Tailor *nd two SkUbamts 
Tatbr. He'e eomettiinK tall ; and, for his chin, it has 
No both below : many, a little wool. 
As much as an unripe peach doth wear ; jntt 
Enough to speak liim drawing towards a man. 
5^. Is he of fury t Will be foin, and give 
The mortal touch ? 

Tailor. O no, he seldom wears 

His sword. 

Strf. Tope is tbe word, U he do : 
Thy debt, my little myrmidon 1 

Trnthr. A yard and a half, I assure you, without abate- 
ment. 



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Act I.. Sc. 4] THE GOBUNS 173 

Stri. Til wea. 'tla woodnu mU : 
U Im ntlr'd Into tiiUt houM of plsMun t 

Tmitor, Ona <d then ha'i eatand : 
Til bat a Uttto waittnff, yoa ihaU Sod nw 
At tho next tswiL 15 

Smi. StaDd oloM ; I hew one oomlns. [EmU 



OnArim, This hooM la rare noewnlmfy for Laoreooe: 
Hmd ttw nutnn wu 10 ov«r-dlU(eat ; 
And. iriien I uk'd for meat or drink, Ae look'd 
As U I bad mlitook n))reel^ and call'd ao 

For a wTMig thinfi 

Well, tli but a ni(bt ; and part of it I'Q ipead 
In leefaig of Ada town, •ofamooiin 
Oar tales at eea. 

Smj. Look,V»oklmnged,aadaa i neland>olyaltertaaa 15 
gameiter upon lose : npoa him, npon Urn I 

OrUbriH. How now, my friends ; lAcy do jron nae me 
thns? 

Stri. QnieOr ; twill be your beat way. 

OruArin. Beat way, for vdut i 

Stri. Why, 'tla your beat way, becaaae then wiU be 30 
no other. Topo Is the word : and yon mnat aloof. 

Onabriu. U tbat the word 7 Why, then, tiila la my 
sword. [Rmi flawy 

Strf. Hnrder, mnfder, muder I h'as Idll'd tte Mnca'a 
oAcer : mnider, mnidar, mnrdor I 

OnaMn. I must not atay, I hear them awann. [SmU 33 

Enior ComTABUt, People 

ComttabU. Where ia he, where la be } 

Strf. Here, here I Oh, a man-mender, a man-mender I 
H' aa broadi'd me In so many places, all 
The liquor in my body will ma out, 

CoiuiabU. In good aooth, 40 

Helgbbow, h'aa tapp'd you at Ute wrong end too ; 
He has been baqr witti yon hen behind. 
At one would say ; lead a hand, some ttt you. 
And tiM rest follow ma. \fiMmmt 

Sntte OxsABMM 
OnsMn. StlU pom'd I iriikh way now ? I see no 45 



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I nmat attempt flUt mil. O, a lucky door, 
And opon I [Exit 

EnUn again 
Wheraamlnow} Agaid«ii,Mul 

' Hi 

IPt be thy will, a porch to't, and I'm made ; 

TMU be Uie better lodginc of the two. [Got lo Ou porch 50 

filter PBBHIUA 

Phtmih*. O, welcome, welcome, sir I 
Uy lady hath beHi In each frighta for yon. 

OruiriH. Hum I for me I 

Phtmiiia. And thoi^bt you would not come to-nl^t. 

OnaMn. Troth, I might very well have lail'd her. 53 

[Atida 

Phtmilia. She's in the gallery, alone i' th' dark, 

OriaMn. Good, very pwd. 

PhantiHa. And la ao melancholy. 

OruArin, Hum I 

PMamilia. Have you shut the garden doors } 
Ornie, I'll bring you to her ; enter, enter. te 

OrtabriH. Yes, I will enter : 
He irtio has lost himself, makes no great venter. [Eantnt 



ACT II ^ 

SOHB I 
Etittr Sabuha, OaSABMH 

5aArMa. Oh, welcmne I 
Welcome, as open air to pristmers ; 
I have had such fears fcv you. 

Ort4^rin. She's warm, and soft as lovers' language : 
Sba spoke, too, prettily. Noit have I forgot 
All flie danger I was in. [AHda 

Sabrina. What have you done to-day, my better part I 

Ortabrin. Kind little rogue I 
I couhl say the finest things to her, methinks ; 
But Uien she would discover me : 
The best way «rill be to f all to quietly. 

[Asidt. Ki$u$ktr 

Sabrina. How now, my Samorat I 
What saucy heat hath stol'n into thy blood. 



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And Iwi^tlaed ttm tD Ifato r Hear you ira 

NotmlL 13 

Orai6rte. "Sfoot I tit a FUtonlc : 
Now CMiaot I so much u talk that way neither. [AaiA 

StMn*. Why are jrott aikat, rir ? 
Com^ I know you have been in the fieU to-day. 

OntMn. How doM ihe know that i [AtU* 20 

SatmM. If you have klU'd my ttfottier, ^peak : It la 
No new Otlng that tme bnre ahoold be nnfortnnato. 

On^rim. TWu her tmther I kUl'd then I 
Would I ware with my devila ac«ln I 
I (ot weU [rid] at titem : that wlU be here taapoMlUe. 35 

Bnler PHmiLU 

P fa wtfa. Ob, madam, madam, y'are nndone I 
Tba garden walk are acal'd : a flood of pecqile 
Are enteiinc W honee. 

OrttOrm. Good I 
Why beie't variety of mln yet [AM* 30 

Sabrim. Ttaao: 
The feet of Jwtice, Uk» to thoM of time, 
Hove quick, and wlU destroy {I fear) ae nre. 
Oh,tir. 

What will yoa do } there la no vent'rinf forth. 33 

Hy doeat la the eafeat : enter there, 
mme I CO down and meet their fmy. Under 
Thfreearch, If poaaiUe, [SM 

Onsbrin. Her doaet t yea, irttere'i that ? 
And. If I could find it, what ahoold I do ttiere t 40 

She will return. I will venture out. [Butt 

Bnltr Ik* PuNCB, Fhilath, Fhomtul, Compmty, Mutt* 
PkOutM. The li^teat aire ; twill make ttmn man 

l^rao my lUe hell vWt her to4i|»t. 

[Muiie ptmyi, mU «Ai|« 

FHut*. Nor die nor any tower l^t appeara : 
The eahn and alle&oe twut the pla«« 45 

Penoades me she doei aleep. 

Ph&Mta. It may not be : 

But bold. It la enou^ : let ua retire. 
BAiad thla pUlar, Fbontrel, la thy place ; 
Aa flum dldat hnra thy matter, ihow thy care : 
Yoa to (he other fate ; there'a thy ladder. [Bimmt 50 



176 SIR JOHN SUCKUNG [Act. H., Sc. i 

Rt-tnUr Sabmha 
Subrinm. Coow forth, n^ Suoocat, come forth. 
Our feui wan fito. It wu th« Priuca wltti miule. 
Sunont^ Sunontt I He alaaiM :— Sunont I 
Or etoe he's gone to And me out i' th' gaXhrj ,- 
SuDorft^ Satnorat t It mmt be eo. [Eiiii 53 

Rt-tHttr Omabmh 

OmOrim. Tbli hovM li full of thresholds and trapdoors. 
I have boin I' tt* cellar, iriten tlw maids Ue too — 
I laid my band, gto^ng for my way, 
UpOQ ooe' of them, and ahe began to squeak. 
Would I wero at aea again l' tti' storm t 0o 

CNi, a door : thoii|b the devU were the porter, 
And kept the gate, I'd out. 

Enter SAMOtAT 
Ha I guarded 1 taken in a trap 7 
May, I will out, and there's no other but this. 

lS*tir$' Md drtmt, nmt at Kim.- meUue past. 
tkaytleu 
Smmorat. Rilhttel in ambush, on my life I 65 

Af-«Nter Sabiuha tmd Fhbmiua with a hikl 

SabrtM*. Where shouM he be t 
Hal 

Good heavens, what a spectacle la tiiia I my Samorat I 
Some ai^nrlttoo. sure I 

[Titfy tHteoPw otu mwlXtr by tkt li^U, tknm 
mp»y OMr wtapon*. and mbrae§ 

Samorat. Hy noble friend I 

What angry and maUcions planet govem'd 90 

At this pohit of time t ^ 

Sabrina. Hy-wonder does grow higher. 

Onabrm. That which govenu ever : I seldom knew it 
better. 

Samonl. It does anuUe me, sir, to find you here : 
How enter'd you this place t 

Onabrim. Foro'd by unrufy men t' *' street t* 

Sabrina. Now the mistake Is plain. ^ 

Orsstrm. Are yon not hurt i 

Samorat. No ; bnt yon bleed. 

Orgabrin. I do faideed. but 'tis not ben ; this la 



Act II., Sc X] THE GOBLINS i 

A Mntch : it It wltUn, to tee thlt beauty ; 
For by all dreunutanca It waa bar brothor 
Whom my ualncky twocd fomul out to-day. 

SaMna. <%, my too cruel fan^ I [Wt^ 

Smmonl. It waa Indeed 

Tl^ eword, bat oot thy lault ; I am ttie cauae 
Of aU titeee lilt. Why do you weep, Sabrina ? 

SeMiM. Unkind unto thyaelf and me, 
The tempest thii nd newa haa rala'd within me 
I would have bid wltfa tears, but thou dlaturb'st me. 
OSamocat, 

Hadat Uiou conaulted but with love aa much 
Aa honour, thla had never been. 

5«wor<if. I have no love for tliee, that iiaa not had 
So atrict an union with boaour atiU, 
That in aU tbinga tlwy were concem'd alllce ; 
And, if ibera could be a division made. 
It would be found, honour liad her« the leaner ihara : 
TmM lova that bdd ma twaa unfit that you 
Should love a coward. 

SaMna. Tbeie handscmie words 

Are now as if <»ta bound np wounds with silk. 
Or with fine knots, irtdcb do not help the cure, 
Or make it heal the sooner. Samorat, i< 

This accideot Ilea <m our lova like to 
Some foul disease «4iidi, though it kUl It not. 
Yet wiU't destroy the beauty ; disfigure't so. 
Tbat twill kxdi ugly to tba worid hereafter. 

Smtorul. Must then the acta of fata be crimea of men ? ti 
And ahall a death he pull'd upon biroseU 
Be told on others ? 

Remember, awee^ how <rfteo you have said 
It in tba face of heaven, that 'twaa no lova, 
Whldk length of time or cruelty of chance i: 

Could laasan or ramova. Oh, kill me not 
Tbat way, Sabrina I Thla la the nobler. 
Take it, aJod give it entrance anywhere. 

[Kiutlt, mmd pnsmta Ma mori 
But here : for yon ao fill that place, that you 
Must wotmd yourself. 

Onabrin. Am I ao slight a thing ? ii 

So bankmpt ? So nnanswerable In this worid 
That, being principally in the drtit, 
Ano&er mutt be caD'd upon, and I 



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Not once UtA'd alter i 



Whjr d'you throw amy your tMti on one 
Thaf a iireoovorabla ? 

StAHmt. Why t Therefonj, ilr, 

BecRuae he's lirocoverablo. 

Ortabrin. But why on him ? he did not make him wa. 

Sgbrina, I do conien my anger ii unjtut, 113 

But not my sorrow, air. 
Forgive ttwae tean, my Saniorat : 
The debt* of nature must be paM, though from 
The stock of love : 
SbouM they not, sir 7 130 

SamoTMi. Yes : 
But thus the precious minutes pus ; and time, 
Ere I have tw«ath'd the sighs due to our parting, 
mil be calling for me. 

Sabrino. Puiing r 

Smnormt. Oh yes, Sabrina I I must part, 1 35 

Aa day does from the world, not to return 
Till night be gone, till this dark doud be over. 
Here to be found were foolishly to make 
A present of my lite unto mine enemy. 

Retire Into thy chamber, fair ; there thou 140 

Shalt know all. 

Sabrima. I know too much almdy. [£MtMf 

R§-tn$tr Promtkbl 
PiotUrA Hold rope for me, and then hoU rope for bhn. 
Why, this is the wisdom of tjie law now : a prince losea a 
subject, and does not think himself paid for the loss, till 143 
he loses anoUier. Well I I will do my endeavour to 
make hbn a saver ; for this was Samorat. [Exit 

SCBNB II 
Enttr Sahorat and Oksabkin U$$ding 
Onabfin. Let It bleed on. You shall not stir, I swear. 
Samorat. Now, by the friendship that I owe tbee, and 
The gods betide, I will. 
Noble youth. 

Were lliore no danger in the wound, yet would 5 

The loss of blood make thee unfit for travel. 
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With thorn my rarKean ; I'll bring him lutMiUy. 

Prey, go bMk. [BJimml 

S»t*r PHiuTBLirith Guard 
H4 piaeu Hmm mt tk» door 

PkiUM. Then 1 You to di« other gate ; 

The rert follow me. {Exnmt lo 

Rt-*nt»r Okmbsih wilh Suun4 
Sabrina. Hark I a doIm, lir I 
The tread's too loud to be my Samoraf s. 

Enttr Ika Searchen to Oum 
SMonhtrt. Which way ? which way ? 
SabrAM. Some vUlaiuy's in hand. Step in here, air ; 
Quick, quick. {Loeki him in A#r clotat tj 

lU-^nUr Philatxl mnd Guard 

TJuy pmu optr Ot ifaff 

PUUItt. Look everywhere. 

[U« dragging owl Am tisUr 

Protect thy Ixother's murderer ? 
Tell me, where thou hatt hid him I 
Or, by my father'! aahet, I will search 
In every vein thou hast about thee for him. 

[Orbabkin ImiHun Uu clotty bomuM Ikrie* 
tUUudoor: itfH—optn 
Ortnbrin. Ere such a villainy should be, the gods ao 

Would lend unto a single aim such strength. 
It should have power to punish an anny tnch 
As thou art. 
PkilaUt. O, are you here, sir t 

OrtaMn. Y«a, I am here, sir [FigU 

Phitattl. Kill her t [5aMtM iniarpetat 25 

OruMn. O. save thyself, fair excel le nce . 
And leave me to my fate. 

[Tkt Guard ean»s b*kind Mm, mnd entehu 
hold of hit mmu 
Basel 
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Bnttr Sabuiu with Phihiua 
SaMia. Rnn, run, PbemlliK, to tbe garden walla, 
And meet my Samorat Tdl him, O tell him— anything. 30 
Charge him, by all our lovea, 
He tutantly take horae and put to lea. 
Tliere la more aafety in » stcHrnt, than where 
My broUier b. [ExemU 

ACT III 
SCIHB I 
BnltrPmiDoa and Iks oOur Thievea 
STBUUDOit i* M in : tksy danct aftoMf him md tii^ 
Tki«9$$. A prim I A prixe I A prize I 
Ptridor. Bring him forth, bring him forth. 
Wtteomt, wtkome, mortal migU, 
To Ih* mmuion of Ou night. 
Good or bad. Iky lift ^ttovtr ; j 

Tndy all Iky dttd* dselar4 ; 
For about Om tpifiti honr. 

That eantta,ttU what Ihty an. 
PHuh Urn, i/ h9 tpeah nottmt; 
Pinch him, pine* him black and Mm. 10 

Ptridor. What art thou ? 
Slramad»r. I waa a man. 

Ptridor. Of wdtence ? 

SIramador. The court. 

Ptridor. Whither now bound ? 
SIramador. To my own hovse. 

Ptridor. Thy name 1 

SI r a m a d or. Stramador. 
Ptridor. O, yon fill a place about 
His grace, and keep out men of parts, d'yon not ? i< 

SIramador. Yea. 

Ptridor. A foolish utensil of sUte 
Which, like <rid plate upon a gaudy day, 
"S brought forth to make a show, and tlut la all : 
Pot of no uae y'are. Y' had best deiqr this. 30 

SIramador. O no I 
Ptridor. Or that you do want wit, 
And then talk loud, to make that pass for it 
Yon think tiiere is no wisdom but In form. 
Not any knowledge like to that of niilspeia. 33 

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StrmfuOor. Rlfht, ri^t I 

P§ri4or. Than, yoa cm hsto. 
And fawn upon a jnan at th« Htne tima ; 
And dan not nrfe tha vice* of anotiier, 
Yoa an m foul yoniMli 30 

So tha Princo wldom haan tnith. 

Siramttior. O, vwy •eldom. 

Ptridor. AnddUyoanavaiglvaUagTaGaoddcoiuiMla; 
And, irtHQ yen taw tfaay did not pro^ar, 
Psnnade Um taka tb«n on hinuelf ? 

StrmuOor. Yas, yaa. often. 35 

Pmriior, Gat batba ^ anlpbiir quick, and flaming oUa ; 
Thia crinw la naw, and will deaerva it 
Ha baa invartad all tha rnla of atats, 
Ccotonnded poUcjr. 

Than ia aone naaon wby a sabject 40 

Sbonld raflar for tba amn of Ui pcinca : 
But; whf a prinea ahoold baar the faslta of s mlniatan, — 
Nau, w»a at all.— CaUrooa of brimatooa then I 

TkUI. Ottt/t Jndfa of tiiia Infanul place, alknr 
Him yet the many of the court, 

Skmmaior. Kind devil I 43 

AriAir. Let Um be boU'd in acaldinc lead a «4iil«, 
T*eonn and pcq)an hlni for die odiar. 

Strmn ai or. O, hear me, hear me t 

Ptridor. Stay I 
Mow I have better tiiooght upont, he ihall jo 

To earth again ; 

For vUUny fa catching, and will agmA. 
Ha will eoterge onr empire much ; 
Then we'n tun of him at any time. 
So, 'tie eoooglL When's our governor i [BMttm$ 33 

SCBNB II 

Bnttr Gaoler. SAMonaT, NAaainuT, PKuaauM, mid Ikrtt 

eHitn in diMgidu 
GtuUr. Hii hair carls naturally : a handaome youflt I 
5MMraf. The same. [DritA* to kim^ la 4ten do q^eak- 
big wlUt him ? 
Ha owea me a trUlng sum. 

Gaoltr. Sure, air, the d^t is something desperate ; 
There is DO hopea he will be broni^t to dear . 3 

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i82 SIR JOHN SIK;KLIMG [ActIII.,Sc.s ' 

He rtnick nw bat for persMdinf Um to nuJn 
Even wlttt beeven. 
He it u nrly u an old lion, and 

Ae unen ae a bullfinch. to | 

He never ate tlnce be wu taken, gentlemen I I 

SmmrtU. I moet needs ipeak with bbn. I 

Hark in thy ear. i 

GmUt. Not for all the world. I 

Samorat. Nay, I do bat motion nicb a thing. I 

GMltr. Is this the buiinen, gentlemen ? B^ yon wall, ij ' 

Smiural. There is no choice of ways then. I 

[Th»y rvH mfl0r iht Gaoltr, dram Ihrir daggtn, 
9Hd t§t oti $0 hit bftait 
Stir not t If tbon bnt think'st a noise, or breath'at 
Aloud, thou breath'st thy last. So^ Und him now. 

[TUy bind tt< GmeUr 
Undo quickly, quickly— Us jerkin, his hat I 
Nastwal. What will you do ? Ntme of liieae beards 30 
will serve; 
There's not an eye of white in ttiem. 

PtlUgrin. Pull out the sllver'd ones in bis, end stick 
Tbem in the other. 

Natturat. Cut them, cut them out. The bosb will suit 
Well enough with a grace stllL 35 

[Tkty ptU a falu btard omtk* GaoUr, and gag 
Aim 
Samorat. Desperate wounds must have desperate cures : 
Extremes must thus be serv'd. You know your parts. 

[EnU in tts GaoU^t kabtt \ 

Naitmat. Fear not ; let us alone. \Thay ting a eatek 
SoKU drink I mkal. boy. tome drink I 

FHlitup,fillituptoiMt brink. 3a 1 

Whtn iht pott cry cKnM, ' 

And tkt pocktu chink, 
Thtn 'tit a mtrry world. 
To tka best, to Ot bttt, havt athtr; 
And a pox takt tkt woman-hattr I — 33 

Tkt Princt of Darknttt it a gtntttman : 
Maim, Maku it kit nam*. — 1 

How d'yott. sir t ' 

[re tkt Gaolte gag^i 
You gape, as if yon were sleepy. 
Good faiOi, he looks like an O yM / 40 



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A»«rrAi. Or u U b* had cnrmtnin'd Umi^ 
At a deep note In % ballad. 

ti»MtmtU, MRkat think you of aa qystar at a low ebb 7 
Some Uqoor Jar him I 

You wlU not be a pimp for life, yo« rogue^ 43 

Nor htrid a door to save a gentleman. 
Yoa are — pox 00 him, irtiat he ti, Pellegrln ? 
If 3roa love me, let's itlBe him, and say 
Twas a sudden jndgnunt upon him for swearing. 
The poatnre wilt confirm it 50 

PttitgriM. We're in excellent humour ; 
Lef 8 have another bottle, and give out 
That Ann. my wife, is dead. 
Shall I, gentlemen } 

NMmrat. Rare rogne in buckram, let me bite thee. 35 

Before me thou dialt go out wit, and upon 
As good terms as some ol those in Ihe ballad, too. 

P§attriM. SbaU I So ? Why then, fotOn for O* Guiu I 
Saintt tluUt actnti wul owi sAatf bs 

Tk9 Uaek-tfi (mwMm 0/ Ou Hm». 60 

1*0 tkUe yon for tAA ends of plays. {Thtv ^H 

Arotmd, mmmd, tmmid. 
Around, mmmd, aromni. 
Somebody's at the door I [KnoeUng mt tkt Aoor 

Pr'ythee, pr'ytttee : slnah, sirrah, try thy skUl. 65 

Natama. Who's there ? 

Bi^*r a Mcesenger 
Mnttrngtr. One Stnigdot a gaoler here ? 
Nmummt. Such a one there was, my friend, bat he's gone 
Above an hour ago. 

Now did this rogue whisper in his heart, that's a lie ; 70 

And for that very reason 111 cat his throat. 

PtlUgrin. No, pr'ythee now, — lor thinking ? 
Thou Shalt not taka the pains ; the law shall do't. 
NsMtmMt. How, how 1 

IVkfrin. Many, well write it over, wlien we're gone, 75 
He Join'd in the [dot, and put himself into 
This poatnre, mnely to disguise it to 
The world. 

Ngsutnt. Excellent I Here's to thee for that conceit I 
We should have made rare statesmen, we are so witty In 80 
onr mischief I Another song, and to lef a go : it wiU be 
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I84 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act III., Sc. 2 

A AmM to tk» mit-bnm» Imu, 
Wm tU kMtt 9yti:Utit pM$. 

Ska Omt ktu good *y$$, 85 

Hm fod HUgkt. 
IM U pM$, lot il past. 
At MWCA ic Iht Hwofy groy ; 
Tit «f good f Ik' nigU at day : 

Sks llaf hat good oytt, 90 

Hat good lUgkt. 
Drink mmry, drink amay. 
t phdgo, I ptodgt : what ka I torn mint I 

Hon't to Ikint, and to tl^no I 
Tk$ eotomt art divint. 93 

Bnt0tk4Uaek,ihtblaekl 
Givt mt at muck again, witf htl bo laek. 

Ska Ikal kat good oyot. 

Hat good Oigkt, 
And, it may bt, a Utitr knaek. [Tk$y knock loo 

Enitr a Dnwu. 

Nastnrat. A reckoning, boy. There. [Pay Aim.] 
Doct heu t Here'i a friond of ours hu fo i gotten hlnueU 
• Utde, u tbay call It : the wine hu got Into Ui bead, «• 
the fraet faito Ue hand ; he is beonmbwl, and has no use of 
himself for 0ie present. tto 

Boy. Hum, sir [SmOot 

tfatinrat. Pritiwe, look the door ; and when he comes to 
hlmsslf. t^ him be dtall find us at the oU place. Ho 
knows where. 

Ay. I will. sir. t£«#NM' >3o 

Scum III 
Enltr OasABRiN, in priton 
OrtaMn. To die I Ay. «4iat'i that t 
For yet I never tilwa^t on't seriously. 
It may be 'tis — hum I — It may be 'tis not, too. 

BnUr Sahorat at Oo Gaoler ; kt midoot kit foOtn 
Ha t [At ama^d 

What happy Intereenloa wrought this change ? 5 

To wboee kind prayers owe I ^is, my Mend ? 
'. Unto thy virtoe, noUe youth ; 



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The godi delli^t In that aa well u pray«n. 

OnoMm. Hay. nmy. "> 

Bo iritat thou irilt, I wUl sot qnettkn it. 
Uflilo, undo. 

Samorat. — tiiy friood Samorat. 

OrtabriK. Ha I 

Samorut, Lay by tiiy woodw, and put on fltew 
dotbea: 
In tUt dligiilaa thonlt pan utto tha prlMn gates ; 
Then yon diall find one that to taught to know yon. 13 

He wUl Gfloduct you to 0ie conter of the wood : 
And then my honei wait oa. 
Ill throw ttito gaoler off in mne odd place. 

OruOrim. My better angel I [£««imf 



Scum IV 

BnUr PnuDM milk Om oiktr lUem 

ArMw. It to e'en 
As liaid a wocld for tUavea at hooeet men : 
Nothing to he got ; no prin ttlnlng. 

i«f TM</. None, hot one with home, 
Who Mem'd to stay for some that wen to come ; 5 

And that has made ue wait &ns long. 

Ptridor. A lean day's woA, hot irtiat nmedy ? 
Lawyen, that rob men with their own consent. 
Have had the same. Come, call In onr perdues : 
We will away [TktywAMU 10 

Enltr OisaauH, m uMng Ab lun** 
Onabrim. I bear them now ; yonder they an. 
Ptriior. HaUo I Who an dtese ? any of oun 7 
Tku/. No, stand close ; Uiay shaU be pceeently. 

meld I yield I 
OtmMn. Again betray'd I 15 

There to no end of my misfortune I 

Hisclilef vexes me like a qnotidian : 

It intermits a Uttle, and ntora^ 

Bn I have lost the ntenoiy of 

Ify tenter fit 

Ptridor. Senteneee, aanta n cet I ao 

Away with him,— away wltii him I [BMnmt 



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Sam V 
BtiUr Gmaiat md Dnmn cttr. A* fMf* 
Gaoltr. I am tbo gather. 
Undone, undtxw I ctmaplner r a cheat I 
Uy priMoer, my priaoner I [Bxmntt 

SCBKB VI 
Entir Sahorat 
SmnonU. No men, nor honei I Some atnnge mistake I 
HaylM. th'are iheltered is the wood. [Exit 

SCBNB VII 

Enltr PBxiDOit and oUm Tbievee, txamMng Ikt 

young Lord Toscula* UuU mas hwi 

Ptriior. And, if a lady did but step aside 
To fetch a mask or so, you fidlow'd after atiU, 
As U die had gone proud } Ha I la't not ao ? 

Tonnhr. Yea. 

PmUiot, And, if you were ui'd but civilly in a place, 5 

You gave ont dontrtfnl words npon't, to make 
Hen think you did enjoy ? 

rorcwfer. O yea, yae. 

Pmriior. Hade love to every piece of cri*d-np beaaty. 
And twDce flte lama flitngs over to ttiem. 10 

Torcuiar. The very tame 

Ptridor. Abominable I 
Had he bat swom new things yet, *t had been toleraUe. 
{Ont of Iktm nait O* Mm of tko eonftsiioH 

TMof, Lot me aee, let me aae. Hum I 'Court ladlea 
ei^t, of which two great ones. Country ladies twelve : 15 
tenners aU>' 

PtrUor. Is this right 7 

Tonular. Very right. 

TM/. Citizens' wives of several trades I ha cannot ooant 

Chambermaids and country wenches, about thirty , of 10 

iriilch 
The greater part the night before they were mairied. oc 

tise upon the day 1 
Poridor. A modest reckmlng I Is this all 7 



Act III., Sc 7] THE GOBLINS 187 

Tarenl^r. No, I will be jiut to a mnfia, 

Ptriior. WaUMad,weUnkl:outwltblt. 

Ttnmlar. Put down two old ladles more, 25 

Piriiar. V th' name of wonder, how could he think of 
old 
In each variety of yowif ? 

Tomiktr. Aks 1 1 eoold nevBr be quiet for Uiein. 

P*ridor. Poor (eatlonaii I 
Wen. irttat'i to be done with him now ? Shall he 30 

Be thrown Into Am nddnm with the coekolda ? 

TUtf. Or with Uie)e»loa*'ti»t'>t>» hotter idaee. 

Ptriior. Tlioamittakect;*tiatfaeiame:tfaergoto(edier 
•till. Jealoin and cnckolde dlfbr no otherwlM Uiaa 
dierlB and alderman : a little time makee ttie one tt' other, 33 
What ffci'*^ jroa of guiding him, and in kling him to cm 111 
again ameoget fail women ? Twonld be l&e throwing a 
dead fly Into an ent'i nett ; there ehonld be ench teaihig 
and pulling, and getting up upon him, they wonld wany 
the poor thing to death I . 40 . 

itl TkUf. Excellent I Or leave a etring, •• they do 
eometlmee in young colts. Dedre and Impotence would 
be a rare punJehment. 

PtUor, Re, fie, the common diSBaae of age I every oU 
nuwhaelt 

EitUr Tahohcm m4 mart TUevet, /M^fnf OiUABaiM 
A prise, a prise, a prise I [Honu blow. brMU pot* btta tm 43 
OrtMbrin. This murt be bell, by the noiee I 
TamoTM. Set him down, set Um down ; bring forth 
Hie newest rack and flamtaig plnching-irans. 
This to a atubbom piece of fiedi : 'twould have broke 

Or*0bHm. So, 30 

TUs comes of wishing myself wiA devils again I 

Pwridor. What art r 

OrstArin. The slave erf chance ; one of Fortune's ibob : 
A ttiing she kept alive on earth to make her aport. 

Ptridoe. Thy name i 33 

Ontbriit, Orsabrin. 

Ptrider. Ha I he that liv'd wift pirates r 
Was late^ In a storm 7 



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108 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act III.. Sc. 7 

Prapan to nwlt, all th»t cut bo thou^t on ; to 

Bat 1st •Mb nuui itiU hotp Ut ibApo. [Bnt 

[Tjbr mWiMf Mm. All horn U> kirn 
[Mtuie Md a daius] 

OfMtrAi. Hft I ADOtlur false nnila of Fortune ? 

[THiy Miif out uvtnl *hM 0/ tlMts and m 



Iithia tiieiriace 
The gowned derka do fright men ao on eailli with ? 
Would I bad been hen befm« I 
Haster devil, to iritooe use are these set ont ? 
Pmridor. To yovn, sir. 65 

Ort^briH. I'U make bold to change a UtUe. 

\JtJm m hmt, irtuu ktiiualf 
Could yon not 
Afford a good frialn swon) to all this gallantly ? 
Ptridor. Well se^ sir. 

On^Hm. A thonsand thnea dvOkr 

Than n^en. and better natnr'd t 

BtUtr Tamoun and RlotNUXA 
TamonM. All leave the loon. 70 

PtrUor. I tike not this. [EMmml 

Tmmon n . Cnpld, do tiun the rest I 
A blnntei arrow, and bnt slackly drawn. 
Would perfect what* i began : 

When yonng and handsome mse^ die woric'a half done. 73 
[SM 
OrubHn. She cannot be 
Less than a goddess, and't mnst be Proseti^ne. 
Ill q>eak to her. though Pinto's self stood by — 
Tboa beantsona qneoi of this dark wwld. that mak'at 
A ^aceao like a hell so like a heaven I to 

Instruct me in irftat form I most approach thee. 
And how adc»e ttiee, 
tUfituUm. Tell me iriiat thoo art first; for such a 

IQne eyes did never yet behold I 

Orsebtn. I am that irtilch tibey name above a man, 83 
r fli' wnfry demenls I mach have Uv'd ; 
Hnd ttwre they term me Onabcln. 
Aave yon a name, too ? 

S»^mtUa. Why do you ask 7 



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OrsiMn. Bwanw I'd call upon It In a atonu, go 

And nva a ah^ bam paririiing aometljaMa. 

ttM^ituOm. Til RaglikBlU. 

Or$tbfin. An you a woman, too } 

I nevor wm In eameit until now, 

RtginMa. I know not what I am ; lor Uks myaeU 
I never ytt aaw any. 

Onabrm. Nor evsr dull. 93 

O I how cama jroa hither P Sure, you were bettay'd. 
Will you leave thia [dace, and live with anch aa I am ? 

SaghM*. Wlw may not you live here with me ? 

Ontibri». Yea; 
But I'd cany thee where there li a glorloui ll^t ; 100 

Where all above la apraad a canopy. 



Bnaateoua aa lovere' eyea ; and underneath 

Carpeta of flow'ry meada to tread on : 

A t h on i and thotuond pleamrea, which tbia |daee 105 

Con ne'er afibcd ttwe. 

RtinsliM. Indeed. 

OrM6n«. Yea, Indeed. 

I'll brinf thee unto ahady walka, 
And gravea Iringed with silver purling itreoma, 
Where tfaon Aalt bear aoft-feathered quirlstera 
Sing eweetly to thee d ttielr own accord. no 

I'U fiU thy Itqi with early flowera ; 
And whllat thou bind'at them up nqratarloui waya, 
I'll tell diee jntty tolea, and olgh bjf thee : 
Thus praai Ay hand, and worm it ttraa with Uiaea. 

HtgimUm. Will you Indeed i 113 

Af-MrifrTAMoam and Psudok aAom, mUk cUmt 

Tamtortn. Fond girl I Her raahness 
Snlliea ttie gloiy of her beauty : 'twill make 
The conquest dieap, and weaiken my dealgna t 
Go part tfa«n blatantly, and blind Uin aa before. 
Be yon his keeper, Praidor. tao 

Ptriior. Yes, I wiU keep hhn. 

Onabrim. Her eyes like lightning shoot Into nqr Iwart : 
Tbeyll melt it into nothing, ere 1 can 
PreMnt it to her I Sweet e x cellence I 



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VThy la thia hateful curtain drawn before my eyea 7 



190 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [ActIV.,Sci 

If I bava iliiii'd, give me tcHna otiur pnnialimant ; 

Let me but kxdE oa her ttlll, and douUe It I 

O, iriiither, «4iither do you hurry me 7 [Cmry him away 

Ptridor. Hadam, you mnat in. 130 

RtginMrn. Ay me I vi4>at's this t 

Uust I lExit 

ftiMrofJUf- Devils 

Ml Tkuf. Wa have had iiich qxirt I Yoiidar'e the 
tareat poet without, h'as made all his confessloo in blank 
verae ; not left a god nor a goddess in heaven, but fetch'd 133, 
them all down for wltnessea. H'aa made such a deacriptlaa 
of Styx and the Peny, and verily thinks ha has past 
them I Enqubes for the trfess'd shades, and asks mneh 
after certain British bUdes ; one Shakespeare and Fletcher : 
and grew so peremptory at last, he would be carried vdiere 140 
tttey were. 

3tMf Thi^. And vAut did you with him ? 

lit TkUf. Mounting bim upon a coal-stafl, which 
(toasiiig him something high) he apprehended to be 
Pegasus. So we have Mt blm to tell strange lies ; which 143 
he'll torn into vorse ; and some wise peofta hereafter into 
religion. [Bjumt 



SCBNB I 
Enlsr Sahokat, Nassukat, and Pbllbomn 

NasnmU. Good faith, 'tis wmdrout well. We bava e'en 
done 
Like eager diqwters ; and with mncb ado 
Ara got to be Just «4iere wa were. This is 
The comer of the wood. 

Samorat. Ha I *tis Indeed I 

PtIUprin, Had we no walking fire, 5 

Nor sancer-ey'd devil of these woods that led us 7 
How am I as weary as a married man after the first week ; 
and bava no more desire to move forwards tiian a post- 
horse that has pass'd his stage. 

Nasntrat. "Sfoot, yonder's the night too, stealing away 10 
with bar black gown about her, like a kind wench that bad 
staid out the last minute with a man. 

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IklUng into tUi gaolor** haodt *tnuig«ly. H«'d tiM m 
wone than vo did him. ij 

Nutmat. And that wM ill enon^olco iw cieiiw. What 
ttiinii yon of turning beggaxa ? ICany good geatlemm 
have done't. Or thlovea ? 

PMtgrin. That's the nme thing at court tbeggiiiglabat 
a kind of robUng the excheqiior. 20 

Nwttrat. Look I four faUioro and a liaU O O S In con- 
templatlon of his mlstTMS. There's a feast I You and I 
are out now, Pdlegrin. Tls a pretty trldc, this enjoying 
In Uwence I What a ran Inventioa 'twoukl be, if a man 
could find out a way to make it real I 25 

PtUtftin. Dost think there's nothing in't, aa 'tis ? 

Ntutmal. Nothing, notliing. Didst never hear ol a 
dead Alexander rais'd to talk wittt a man ? Love's a 
learned conjurer, and with the glasa of fancy will do as 
strange things 1 You thrust out a hand : your mistress 30 
thrusts out another. You shake that hand : that shakes 
you again. You put out a lip : she puts out hers. Talk 
to her : die shall answer you. Hany, when you come to 
grasp aU this, it is but air. 

Samorat [u out of kit ttu^]. It was unlucl^. 33 

Gentlemen, 

The day appears ; this is no [riace to stay in : 
Lef s to some neighbouring cottage. Haybe, 
The searchers will neglect the nearer pUces ; 
And this wilt best advance unto our safety. 40 

£«br Fiddlers 
>tm$tw»t. Who are there ? 
ttt FidJltr. How, if the Sfriiit of melancholy should 

possess *em } 
and Fiddltf. Why, if it diould, an honourable retreat. 
Naattrat. I have the rarest fancy in my head. Whitlier 

are you bound, my friends, ao early ) 
ttl Fiddltr. To a wedding, sir. 45 

Nmtturat. A wedding i 1 told you so. Whoae t' 
Iff FidJisf. A country wench's here hard by, one 

Ertdin's daughter. 
Natturat. Good. Erblin I the very place I to tee how 
things fall out 1 Hold, here's money foe you. Haiii you, 
you must assist me in a small design. 30 

ittFidilm'. Anything. 
Samorat. What dost moan ? 



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192 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act IV.. Sc. i 

Nutmmt. Let me aJoae— I lum « plot npoo s w«bcIi. 
Hi Fiddttr. Your wonUp U many, 

tim i ttml. Yee, faitfa, to eee bar only. I.O(A yon, eome $$ 
of yoa Aell go beck to th* town end team na yonr ooate. 
If y friend end I are aiodlent nt » little laetnunent ; and 
then we'll elng catcbea nurely. 

PMtfrin. I nndentand thee sot. 

Nnnmt. Hum haat no more forecaet than • eqnirral, 60 
and tiast kae wlee comlde n ition about thee. la tiiere a 
way lafer ttian tUi ? doat tiilnk irtut we have done will 
not be qvead beyond this place wittk eveiy U^t ? SboaU 
we now enter any booae Utm near Oe town, and itsy ail 
day, 'tvronld be enqiicioas : what pretence Ittvs Ire ? 63 

PMfrm. He ^uka reaaon, Samorat 

Smmerat. I do not like It. 
SboaU anything fall ont, 'twoaU not kxdt well ; 
I'd not be found so mmb ont of myself. 
So far from hrane as tUi dlsgniae wookl make me, 70 

Aknoet for certainty of safely. 

ItMnmt. Certainty I irfiy, ttils will give it ns. Fray 
let me govern once. 

Smurat. Well. 
Yon saSer'd first wiOi me : now 'tis my torn. 75 

PtlUgrin. Prithee, name not snflering. 

Naunrai. Coma, come^ yonr coats I our beards will aolt 
rarely to them. Tliere'B more money. Not a wosd of 
anything, as you tender 

iffFMUir. 0,slrl 80 

NMtmat. And see yon canjr'tgravdy tool Now.afbre 
mei Pellf^rin's rarely translated t "Sfoot, thesrll appre- 
hend tte bead of ttie bass-vltd as soon as thee, tbon art eo 
like It I Only, I most confeas, ^t baa a Uttle the better 
face. 85 

PMtpin. Has it Bo ? Fox on thee, tbon lotA'at Uke, I 
cannot teUirtiat. 

NMturtU. Why, so I would, fool : th' end of my disguise 
Is to have none know what I am. 

fulff sDevll 
Look. look, a devil airing himself I 111 catdi him likaa 9b 
mole, ere he can get undergronod. 

PMtgrin. Nassunt, Haasorat I 

Ntunmat. Pox on that noise, hs's earth'd I PriUiee, 
let's watch him, and see wliether hell heave again. 

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Act IV., Sa I] THE GOBLINS 193 

PttUpim. Art nuid } 93 

Natntrtt. B/ flili Ug^t, tiino or four of their akhu, and 

wB'dnbl TWmld be tiie bettor my. Come, conte, let's 

go. [EMttmt 

EnUr Captata Md Soldlen 
C^pttim. Let tiMborMiUrt about this plMt: we'll make 

A March wttfain. [Exttmt mtd miltr Mgain 100 

Nowdiqiena ; 

I' tb.' hollow of the wood well meet again. [Em$ 

Rt-MUr SuiouT, Nabsuut, Fsluomm, mi Fiddlers 
Solduri. Who goes then ? Speak t 0, titqr are 
fiddloial 
Sawyoa no men tu» horse 1' tb.' wood to^daj 
Ae you came along ? 105 

Natturat. Speak, speak, rogue. 

[H» puUt omd/Ou Fiidltrt by tkt ikM 
lit PiiUm. None, sir. 

Samnt, Pasi on. [£»m«f 

//oHwaf. GenUemen, what say yon to th' invention 
now ? I'm a rogne, if I do not think I was deslga'd for tio 
tite helm of state : I am so full of nlmUe stntagens, 
that I ihoaM have ordered affairs, and canied H against 
the stream of a factkm with as much ease as a ikljqier 
wooU Uver It against ttia wind. [£v#imf 

fU-a»^ Captmfai mi Scddiers, m«««Nf 
CapUdm. What, no news of any } 115 

Saltan. No, not a man stirring. 

fwlfroMM' Soldiers: liMv«y 
Soho I away, away I 

Captain. What t any dlscovecy ? 

SoUiff. Yce, llie horse has staid three fellows, fiddlers 
Oay call themselves. There's something in't : th^ kx>k lao 
suspiciously. One of titem has oflsr'd at e onf e wtn n oooe or 
twke, like a w«ak stomach at vomiting ; but 'twould not 
out. 

Captain. A little cold iron ttinist down his throat will 
fetch it up. I am excellent at discovery, and can draw a 135 
aacret out of a knave with as much dexterity as a barfoer- 
smgeoQ would a hoUow tooth. L«f s join forcee with 
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194 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act IV., Sa 2 

SCSMB II 

Orsabkih dtieoeertd in prison, bound 
Ortabrin. Sun 'tli otemol ni^t witfi me I would tbli 

WeraaUtool 

For I begin to think Uie lest Is tniei 

Which I b«v« read in books, uid that tfaere'a mora 

To follow. 3 

SnUr Rbqinslla 

RtgintUm. Sure tUi is he [Sko unbinds Aim 

Orimbrin. The pan and first-created light broke 
through 

The diaos thus I 

Keep off, Iceep oS, thou brighter excellence, 

Thoa fair divinity I if thou com'at near, 10 

(So tempting is die shape thou now assum'at), 

I dtall grow mney in desire again, 

And entertain bold hopes, which will but draw 

More and fresh punidunent upon me. 
R$fiHrilm, I tee y'are angry, sir : but, if you kill 15 

He too, I meant no ill. That yMA brought me hither 

Was a deslte I have to be with you 

Rather than thote I Uve with. This is all, 

Belleve't. 
Orsabrin. With me J O thou kind innocence, witness all ao 

That can punish falsehood, ttiat I could Uve with thee. 

Even in this dark and narrow prison, and think 

All h^ipineas cmfin'd within the walls I 

O, hadst thou but as much of love as 1 1 
lUgintas. Of love I What's tttat ? as 

OrUbrin. Why. 'tis a thing tiuit's had, before 'tis known ; 

A gentie fiame, that steals into a heart. 

And nukes it like one object ao, that it scarce cares 

For any other delif^ts, when tint is present ; 

And la in pain, wdien 't's gcme ; thinks of that ahxie. 30 

And quarrels with all other tiion^ts that would 

Intrude, and ao divert it. 
StfituHn. If this be love, sure I have some of it 

Itlsnomttihig,lslt.slr? 
On4Arin. O, most divine : 

The best of all the gods strangely abound in't ; 35 

And mortals could not live without it : it is 

The soul of virtue and the life of life. 



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SU^tuO: Sm% I ahmld leim i^ ilr, U you wonkl 

teach it 
OnArin. Alai, thon tan^f at it mo ; 
It cam* with lookinc thna — 

[rby raw upon 0M muUm 

£lUt«rPEMDOR 
Ptridmr. I will no longer tw conceal'd, but tdl 
Her what I am, befon Uili nnooth-fac'd yontii 
Hath taken all the loom up In her heart. 
Hal 

Unbonndl 

And. mre, b3r her I Hell and furies I 
What, bo I within dure— 

Ewttr otktr Thievea 
Practica etcapea ? — 
Get me new irons to lead him unto death. 

OruMm, I am ao naed to this, it takes awar 
The settse of it ; I cannot think it itiange. 

StginMa. Alas I be never did intend to fo. 
Uee him, for my sake, kindly I 
I v*M not wont to be denl'd. Ah me I 
Th^ are haid-bearted aU. WhatihaUIdo? 
I'll to my governor, hall not be tbns cruel. [EJifmtt 

SCXNS III 
EnUr SuioiuT, Nabsurat, and Pilugum 

Nattmat. Tis a rare wench, ibe i' &' blue stockings : 
what ft com^exlon she had, when die was warm I ^is 
n bard qneatton of these country wenches, iriilch are 
shnpler, Uieir beauties or Utonselves. There's as much 
difierence tietwlxt a town-lady and one of theee,-as tiiere 
ii betwixt a wild pheasant and a tame. 

Ptiltgrim. Right There goee such eseondng. washing, 
perfuming, ■f^ny^g to tfa' other, fliat they are the least 
part of Uiemselvee. Indeed, there's so ranch sauce a man 
cannot tasto tiw meat. 

Natmmk Let me kiss thee for that By Ois U^t, I 
bate ft woman drest up to her hei^t worse than I do sugar 
wltti mnseadlna : it kaves no room for ne to Imagioe I 



withhis taU tied np witti ribbons, going to a fair to be soM. 13 



196 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act IV., Sc. 3 

PwtUfriH. No, no, flum hatnt tt oat of anotiMr immmi, 
Nunnt. 

Nstmrat. Prithea, what's tli«t t 

PtUtfHn. Wbjr, tfa'are k> fine, th'are of no «M that day. 

tf«M«r«f. PeUegrln la in good foeUng I Slirah. didat so 
nuuk the lass i' tii' green upon ydlow, how she bridled 
In ber head, and danc'd a stroke in and a stnAe oat, Ulce a 
young fillet training to a pace } 

PMfiriM. And bow she Ust, as U she had been sealing 
and d^vedng Iwrself np to the use of bim ttiat cams 15 
last : parted with her sweetheart's Upi still as unwillingly 
and untowardly as aoft wax from a dry seal ? 

Nmum»l, True ; and, wb«i sbe Usses a gentleman, she 
makesaeiiitsey,as\rtioshontd say the ftvonr was oahls side. 
What duU fo^ are we, to besiege a face tfane months t<x 30 
tfaattiUlal Somatlmee it holds out looger; and then this 
is dte sweeter flesh too 1 

Enttr Hddlers 
PUUim. Yo« shall have horses ready at the time. 

And good ones too (if there be truth in drink) ; 

And, far year letters, tb^ are ttwre by this. 35 

Smncral. An eroellent officer I 

Enlw WtiUnf of Cknnia 
CInm. Tut, tut, tut I that's a good one, I' faiti) I not 
dance ? Come, 
Come, strike np. 

\Tity done*: in tM Hm§ 9n$tr Soldurt 
muffUd up M thnr doaks 
Smmerat. Who are those tiiat eye ns so severely ? 
Bdong they to the wedding ? 
FiddUri. I know 'em not. 40 

Clown. Gentlemen, wiUt plesse you dance 1 

[Clowna vSf IIMr monun to Hum to iana 

SoUur. No, keep your women : we'll take out others 

here. 

Sanmat I U I mistake not I 

Smiorat. Ha t betray'd I [A huMlh 

Ooam. How now I what's llie matter f abuse oar 

fiddlers I 
tnd Solditr. These are no fiddlers, fools. Obey the 43 
Prlnee^ofllcers, unless you desire to go to prison too. 
S amormt. The tiwught of wlkat must fdlow disquiets not 



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At an : bnt tanwly tinu to be mprto'd 

In M nnhandwnw 1. diagniM. trh»y tmy Mm mtwf 

PtUsgrim. Ii't evan w t Why then 
' FWnrall the Runted troope and ttu Uf ware, 
Wikh made ambitton virtite.* 

NMUHrat. Ay, ay ; let them |0> let ttmn go. 

PtOtirin. Have you ever a itrata«em, Naimrat 1 
TwonM be very wawnabla. What think you now t 
Are yon designed Uxc tito befan oi etato 1 Can yon Uver 
agahwt tUi tompoit i 

NMtunL Pilthee, let me alone : I am tUnUng for life. 

Pritfrim. Yea, 'til for Hie. Indeed; would twen not I 

Oomt. Thle U very atraoge : let* a follow alter, and aee 
U we can ondentand It. [JEwiwI 



SCSHI IV 
EnUr Pbudoi, Ouabbih 

P§rUnr. A mere phantaam, rali'd by art to try thee. 

OrUbrin. Good kind devil, try me oooe nuwe : 
Help me to the alg^t of this phantaam again. 

Ptridor. Thou art undone. 
Wert thou not amwous In &' other worid ? 
Dldat not love women ? 

OrtmbriM. Whodid hate them ? 

Ptridor. Why, there's It : 
Thon thongfat'at there was no danger In the sin, 
Becuise 'twaa oommoB. 
Above 0ie half (4 that vast mnltltiide, 
Whidi fins tttis place, women sent hither ; and they 
Are ht^Uest pnniibed stUl, that love the handsomest. 

OrM6rm. A very tying devil this, certahily I 

Pfridoir. AU ttiat had ttielr women with you, 
Snfler with as. 

OfMabrin. By your friendship's favour, Uiougb, 
Time's no JuAlce in Uiat : some of them 
Suffered enough. In all coneelenca, by 'em there. 

Ptridor. O, this Is now your mirth t 
But vdien jrou dull be pincb'd into a jelfy. 
Or made into a cramp all over, these 
WIU be sad truths. 

OruOriH. He talks oddfy now ; I do not like It. Doat 
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X98 SIR JOHN SUCKUNG [Act IV., Sc. 4 

Pritbee, exduuig* tonw of ttijr good ootuml lor deadi. 

If flioa ba'at 15 

An hooMt d«vil (u thou Mem'at to be). 

Pot ft twotd Into mjr hand, and help nw to 

Tb« lii^t of thla ai^writion again. 

Ptridor. Wdl. 
Something I'll do for tha^ or ratber for 
Uywett. 

EnUr Am oa«r Devil* 

lit Dtvil. Come, let's go relieve our poet. 

tnd Dtvit. How ? 

Relieve him ? He't releaaed, is he not ? 

ittDtwU. No. no: 
Beraat bethon^t himself at tlte mouth of the cav«, 
And found he would be necessary to 
Our masque to-ni^t. We have set him with his teet 
In a great tub of water, in vrtiteb be dabbles. 
And believes it to be Hdioon. There he's oontrlving 
*I di' huoor of ICercury, who, I have told him, 
Comes this night of a message from Jupiter 
To Pluto, and la feasted here by Mm. 

Entf Thieves vrilk Poet 

DnU. O, they have fetch'd him oS r 

Pott. Qnerer per solo Querer, 

Or he ttiat made the ' Fairy Queen.' 

iii Tki^. No, none of these : 
They are by themselves, in s<»ne other {dace ; 
But bere's he that writ Tamerlane. 

PiMf . I beseech you. 
Bring me to him ; there's something in his scene 
Betwixt tbe em p r ess e s a little hig^ 
And cloudy : I would resolve myself. 

iri Tkut. You shaU, «r. 

Let me see — the author of the ' Bold Beanduunps.' 
And ' England's Joy.' 

Pott. The last was a well-writ fAitcx, I assure you ; 
A Briton, I take it, and Shakespeare's very way, 
I desire to see tbe man. 

Ill Thi»i. Excuse me ; no seeing bare. 
The gods, in compliment to Homer, 
Do make all poets poor above, and we. 
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Scms V 

BnUr PiRiDOK, Okbabkih 
Onabrin. Hal 
Lt^t tad the fredi «ir agkln I The place I know too : 
The very nine I foojifat the dnd In, 
The devil WM In the right : 
This waa a mere qiparitlon ; but twaa 
A handfomo one ; It left fmpresslona here, 
Soch aa the falreat snbatance I ahall e'er 
Behold will scarce deface. Well, I most resolve ; 
But irtiat, or wdiete 7 Ay, thaf a the question. 
Hm town's unsafe, there's no retnming thither ; 

And then the port^ [Scmt CUmtu ptui mm ImHfy 

Hal what msaaa tibe bnqr haste of these } 
[Ctih to OM] Honest friend I dost heat i Ho. What* • the 
matter, pray } 
CI0WH. G^H^tlftfiMin, Bentlenen I 
. OtmMi. Thaf b good hatisfaetloa, indeed I 
[To M«a«r] Prithee, 
Good Idlow, tell me : irtiat causes all this bnny i 



Clomm. Oot Samorat is led to prisoti, sh-. 
And another genttsman about Lord Torcular. 

OrttibHn. Ha I Samorat I 
There is 00 mean nor end of Fortune's malice 1 
O, 'tis Insafiersbie : I'm made a hoy 
Whlpt on anottwr's back. Crael I I-U not 
Endure % by Heaven t H« shall die for me : 
I wiU not hold a wietched life upon 
Sndi wietched terms. 

Ent»r TAUotBN, Pmnxnt, ttd «llun 
Tmmnvm. Flyt fly, abroad I Seardt every pUee. 
And Mng Um back I Thon hast undone us all 
mth fliy neglect ; destroy'd tiie hopes w« bad 
To be oarselvts again. I AaU run mad 
With anger I Fly, begone I [Ejmmt alt frirf Tmmerm 

EnUr RaaiNBixa 
ICy Reginella, what brings you abroad t 
RtfimtlU, Dear governor 1 1 have a suit to you. 
Tmmnn. To me, my pretty sweetness i vdwt i 



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Sa^tMm. Yon wiU d«By nu, sir, I Itu. 35 

Pny l«t mo hav* the ttnnger, Uut canw bat. 
lakoeplDC. 

Tamorm. Stnncor I AIh 1 1w't gone, mode ua etci^. 

niiinM». I tesr'd 
He wonM not >tay, th«y ua'd Urn m unUndlr. 40 

Ind«ed, I wonld have He'd bim better ; and then 
He bad been here atUI. [5JU wt»p$ 

Tmmonm. Coma, do not weep, my girl. 

Forget him. pretty penaiveness ; there will 
Come othera every day aa good aa ha. 

RtftnOU. O, never I 45 

111 cloee my eyei to all, now be ia gone. 

Tamomt. How catching are the aparka d love I Still 
tfab 
Wachance ahowa more and more unfortunate. 
I waa too corlotti : Come, indeed yon mnit 
Forget Urn. V 

The gallant'at and the goodlint to the we 
Are not Ae beit. Such handaome and toe ihapea 
Aa these are ever falae and foul within. 

HtfintU: Why, governor, d'yon then put your finest 
thlnga 
StUl in your finest caUnets ? 

Tmmormt. Pretty innocence 1 55 

No, I do not : you see I place not ytm there. 
Come, no mon tears I 
Let'a in, and have a mate at chess ; 
' Diverdon cures a loaa, or makes it less.' [Exnm* 



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SCBHB I 
Bnltr Tamobeh, Pbmdor, and othtr Thieves 
Ptridor, Cross'd all the highways, search'd the woods, 
beatnp 
And down with as much pain and diligence, 
Aa ever huntsman did for a lost deer. 

Tmmcrmi. A race of cripples are y' all, issue of snidls ; 
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TM^. Sir, w» hav» foaod Um oat : tha party it 
InprlMS. 

Tmmerm. How, in prlioa t 

TkUf. . For Mttaln. ^. 

It Meou roonc Sftnontt ud ho 

Wen tibow that foo^t the dad t'oUwr day, lo 

And left our Torcular w wounded tliere. 
For hie eappoeod death wm Sunoiat taken ; 
Whkhirtwa Oil jroath bad found. 
Ho did attempt to fiM him, aealing the wall 
"By night : but, finding it imponlble, 15 

Next moniing did preeent UnueU into 
The handa ol Jnatke, Imagining hia doatli. 
That did the laot, an equal tacrifice. 

TtmortH. Biavo OreUnln I 

TMi/. Hot knowing titat tha greedy law aika more, » 

And doth pnwcrlbe the acoenoiy as well 
Aepiiaolpal. 

Tamcrnt. Jnrt k^ i' &' nick I t' W very nick o< 
tlmel 

Ptridor. He'e tranbled. 

T«Mrm. It will be exoelleot. 35 

Be all hi eotdlera' hablta itral^t. Where's Torcalar ? 

Thi4f. Forthcomfaig, sir. 

Tmturm. How are Us wounds t Will th^ ondure the 
atr» 
Under your goberdinee wear pistids all. 

Ptrtdar. What does he mean ? 30 

TamortH. Give me my other habit and my sword. 
I' th' least soapeoted way haste after me, 

TkUf. All ? 

TmwTM. AU but Perldor. I wiU abroad. 
ICy broken hopes and snff'iings riiall bavs now 
Some cure. 35 

Fortune, ^ta of herself shall be my biend. 
And either shall redra«, or give them end. 

[BxtwU M ita Ptrider 

Pariiar. I've found it out : he does Intend to fetdi 
This stranger back, and give him ReglaetU : 
Or else — do, no. It must be tiiat : his anger 40 

And the search declare it — tfae secret of Han prisoa- 

house 
Shall out, I swear. I'll set all first 00 fire ; 
For oiUldla ways to such an end are dull. [£WI 



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Satm II 

Entgr PiUHCX. Pbilatcl, mtd Sbrvamt 

Stnanl. Since ihs ww retiu'd to sfwik with jron, airt 
■hewiU 
Not look on any ; languiihet ao fut, 
Her eervmntt (ear ihe will not live to know 
What don become of him. 

PAtAiM. Sir, 'tit high time 3ron visit ber. 

Prinet. I cannot look upon ber and deny her. 5 

Pkilata. Nor need you, ilr ; 
All dull appear to her moit gracious. 
Tell her, tiie former part o' th' law mnat pan ; 
Bat «4ien it eonrn t' execute, promln her 
That yon intend to interpose. 10 

Princt. And shall tlien Samorat live P 

PkiUM. O, notliing len I 

Tlie censure pan'd, 

His death shall follow withont noise. Tia but 
Not owning of the fact, disgracing for a time 
A secretary ox wo — ^the thing's not new. tj 

Pnt on foiigivlng looks, sir ; we are there. 

\Tht ictttt cJutHgu lo Sabrina's ekambmr 
A mourning dlence t 
Sister Salnina t 

Sabrins. Hence, hence, tfaou cruel hnnter after 
life! 
Thou art a pain unto my eyes, as great 30 

As my dear mother had when she did bring 
Thee forth ; and, snre, that was extreme, since she 
Produc'd a monster, 

PkilaUl. Speak to lier yourself : 

Slie's so incens'd against me, 

She will not welcome happiness, becaun 35 

IMngit. 

Prinet. Pair ornament ot grief, why are you trouUed ? 
Can yon believe there's anyttting within 
Hy power which you shall mourn for P If yon have 
Any fears. Impart them ; any desires, 30 

Give ttiem a name, and I wilt give the mt. 
Yon wrong the greatnen of my love to donbt 
The goodnen of it. 

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I fear It : 'tti Out irtiich dow nodo me. 35 

For tis not Samorat that's prlaooer now : 

It !■ tbe Prince's rival. 

O t tat your own sake, sir, be merciful. 

How potxty will this toand liereafter, 

* The Prince did fear anoUier's merit so : 40 

Fotind so mndi virtna in liis rival, tbi.t 

He was ftfc'd to morder It, make it away ' I 

Tliere can ba no addititm to you, sir. 

By his deatii : by his life there wlU : you get tiw point 

Of honour. 45 

Fortune does ofler here what time perchanco 

Cannot regain ; a handsome opportunity 

To show the bnvery of your mind. 

Prinet. This pretty rhetoric 

Cannot persuade me, fair, to let your Samorat 
live for my saka : it is enough, he shall 30 

For yours. 

Sabrina. Thou^ virtue still rewards itself, yet here 
Hay it not stay for that I but may the gods 
Sbow'r on you suddenly such happiness. 
That yon may say, ' lly mercy brought me this I' 53 

Prinet. The gods no doubt will hear when yon do 
iwny 
Ri^t ways ; bat ben you take their namea in vain, 
Since yon can give yourself Uiat hiq>piness 
Which yon do ask of them. 

SsMtM. Host gracious sir. 

Do not 60 

Prinu. Holdt 
I dare not hear tiwe speak, for fear thou now 
Shouldat tdl me irtiat I do teU myself ; titat I 
Wonld poorly bargain Iot thy favours. 

Retire, and banish all any fears. 65 

I wlU bo kind and iust to thee, Sabrlna. 
Whatsoe'er thou i^ov'st to me. [BxU StMfut 

PkOata. Rarely acted, sir I 

Prinet. Hal 

PkOattl. Good faith, to tb' very life. 70 

Prinet, Acted I No, 'twas not acted. 

PMtM. How, air I 

Princ*. I was in earnest : I mean to conquer her 
This way : the other's low and poor. 

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204 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [ActV.,Sc.3 

pTiiu$. ItoMthae'twonUlMwbefon. 

Pka*M. Why, wii, 
Ton do not ineui to mts him t 

Prinet. Ym, I do. 

Samorat dull be releMod immedUtdy. 

miaM. Sure, yoa forget I bad a brother, ilr ; 80 

And one that did d«Mrve imtioe at leart. 

Priww. He did : 
And he abaU have tt. 
He ttiat Ull'd him ehall die ; 

And 'til high MtisUctkn that. Look not : Sj 

It must be 10. [Esmmt 

Scnw III 

BmUr SnuHUWB mtd Pbudor 

Ptriior. No devllt, Stramador. 
Believe your eyee, to which I cannot be 
So loet, bnt you may call to mind one Peridor. 

StrMmador. Ha r Peridor I 
Than didit command that day, in irtklch 5 

The Taniorena lell. 

P*ri4or. I did ; jret Tamoren Uvea. 

Slnmsdor. Ha I 

Ptrider. Not Tamoren the prince (he fell Indeed) ; 
But Tamofen bla twotber, who that day 
Led onr bene. 10 

Young Reginella too, vriilch b the subject 
0( the nit yon have engag'd yonraeU by oath 
TIm Prince shall grant, 

Slram»ior. O, 'tis Impoesible I 

Instruct me how I ahonU believe tbee. 

Fmiior. V/hy, Cbns : 

Necessity npoa that great defeat 13 

Foro'd M to keep the woods, and hide ourselves 
In holes, «4iich since we much Inlarg'd, 
And fortifi'd them In the entrance so, 
That 'twas a safe retreat upon punult. 
Then swore we all allq;iaoce to this Tamoren : so 

These haUts, better to disgaise oorselves, we took 
At first : but findtag witti irtiat ease we robb'd. 
Wfl did coatinne 'em, and took an oath. 
Till some new troubles In the state should happen. 
Or fair oecadon to malte known ooiselves 35 

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OSar itwl^ we wonld ttppwt no otli«r. 

Butcont^ 

Left not loea what m ■hall ne'er recover, 

Tut o p po f t un t^. [EMtmU 

Scum IV 
Enltr Hauurat and Puxicmm, mi prison 

Ptihgrin. Naaearat, 
Yon have not thon^t of any itratagom yet ? 

NmtSHTtU. Yea, I have thought. 

PaUgnm. What ? 

Nattttrat. That U yon have any accomptt with heaven. 
They may go on. 

Tbla villaioom dyiog'a like a strange tune, haa run ao in my 
head, no wholeaome consideration wrouM enter it. Nothinf 
angers me neither, but tliat I pass my mistress's window 
to't. 

AUffnu. Trotii, ttiat's nnUndl I have somettting 
tronliles me too. 

Natiitrat. What's that t 

PtlUghn. The peiqile will say, as we go along, thou art 
the propvm fellow. Then I break an appointment with 
a merdiant's wife : bat who can Itelp it, Naasurat ? 

Naitttral. Yea, who can help It Indeed ? she's to blame, 
ttumgh. faith, if she does not bear with ttiee, considering the 



PMfrin. Considering the occasion, as you say, a man at 
would ttiink he mi^t be borne with. Thwe's a scrivener 
I thonld have paid some money to, upon my word I 
but 

£tM«r Omabbih, Samomt, mud Prince's Servants wM 
SamorafM nU4Usmmit 

Or$airin, By fair Sabrlna's name, 
I conjure you not to refute the mer^ 3j 

Of the Prince. 

Samarat. It b reaolv'd, eir. Yon know my answer. 

OrMbiN. Whither am I follen I 
I think, if I should Uve a Uttle longer, 
I ahouM be made the cause of all ttie mischief 
Which should arise to the world. Hither I came 31 

To save a friend, and, by a slight of fortune, 
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Snce^ I can look » nutn Into mUbrtaiM 1 

Tho plagm't to grett wilUn me, *ti« tnfeetiom. 35 

O, I Bin wuiy of mjrnU. 

&tt I boMech yen, jrst Mcept of H 1 

For I ahaU b« thla way a anffenr 

And aa cxacutJooar too. 

S mmrat. I beg of thee, no more ; 40 

Tboa doat beget in me desire to live : 
For, vAuoi I find how much I am bdiind 
Ib noUe acta ci friendship, 
I cannot choose bnt wish for longer time. 
That I mi^t atnggle with thee for what Oion hast 45 

Too dearly now got from me, the point of hononr. 
O, It to wisdom and great thrift to die t 
For who wiUt such a debt of trtendahlp and 
Of love, as yon and my Sabrina must 
Expect from me, conM e'er snbslst t 50 

Na$nmt. They are comfdlmenting ; 'sfbot, they make 
no more of it than it 'twere who ahonld go in first at a door. 
I think, Pellegrln, as yon and I have cast ft np, it oomes to 



fate* Hessenger 

MMMUffr. Gentlemen, prepare ; ttie conrt is dttlng. 

Samoral. nirads. 
This to no time for ceremony ; but nlint 
A rack have I within me to aee yon suffer I 
And yet I hope the Prince will let Us anger 
Die in me, not to take the forfeiture of yon. ( 

NMtwat. If he should, Pellegrin and I are resolved, 
and an ready — all but our speeches to the people ; and 
thoee will not trouble us much, for we Intend not to trouble 
them. [SMtmri 

SCIMB V 
Bnltr PwNCB, Pbilatsl, and Attendant* 
Prine$. Hot accept It I Lose tbto way too I— 
What Aall I do ? be makes advantagea 
Of mine ; and, like a akUful taonl^-plajrer. 
Returns my very best with excellent design. 
It must not be. Bring to the closet bete above 
The dtlef o' W Iniy ; 111 try anottter way. 

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Bmtir Jndfei, Lawyflii. Sahomt, Okumun, NAStmuT. 

m^PXLLBOUN 

Nustttrat. Ol all ways of dcttroying manldnd, the Jwly 
bavo tiM eui«t ; they ileep and do tt. 

PM*pi». To my ifainking now, this b but a •olenuwr 
kind of pappet-iday. How ttte devil come we to be 10 
acton in't } 
Soittbegias. 

Id /h4c- ^Rie Prince'* connsel, are tbey ready 7 

L»m y *r. Hera. 

Judff. Begin ttien. 

Lm my t : Hy lords, that this to great and strange 15 

Samorat. Host reverand Judges, 
To save th' expense of breath and time, and doll 
PocmaUtles ol law. I here i»onounce myself 
Guilty. 

[4 MrtotM drawn : Prinet, PUkM, wUk 
M»rt, appior abovs 

Primt. Again he has prevented me I 

Samirat. So guilty, that no other can pretend to 

A share. 

This noUe youth, a stranger to everything 
But gallantry. Ignorant in our taws and customs. 
Has made pwdianoc in strange severity 
A forfeit of blmseU;bn^ should you take it, 25 

The gods^ when he Is gone, win sure revenge It. 
If train the stalk you pan this bud of virtue, 
BelMv't has qmad and shown itself abroad. 
Yon do an injury to all mankind ; 

And public misdiief cannot be private Justice. 30 

This man's as much above a common man, 
As man's above a beast : and, if the law 
I>ertro]rs not man for killing of a Iwast, 
It sho<Ud not here for killing <rf a man. 
O, irtiat mistake twould be I 33 

Ftir lien you sit to weed the cankers out. 
That would do hurt 1' th' state, to punish vice ; 
And under that you'd root out virtae too. 

OnabriM. If I do blush, 'tis not (most gracions Judges) 
For anything which I have done ; 'tis for that 40 

This much-mistaken youth hath hen dellver'd. 
Tie troe (and I confess) I ever had 
A Uttle stock of honour, which I stin preserv'd ; 



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Bat that (by iMvJnc nw behind tllve) 

Hfl now mott cunniagty do«t fbtnk to get from ma ; 43 

And I boMoch your lordihtpa to uibt me, 

For 'tia most Inwdulent all he detirei. 

Yoni laws, I hope, are leastmsUe, else vAy 

Should reasonable men be subjeot to than ? 

And then 30 

Upon irtiat grounds is he made guilty now ? 

How can he be thoui^t accessory 

To Om UlUng of a man, that did not know 

Crtb' fitting with him? WitnesaaU 

Those pow'rs irtUch seaieh men's liearts, that I mjrseU, jj 

UntU he beckoa'd me. knew nothing of It 

If snch a thing as sacrifice must be. 

Why, man for man's enough ; thou^ elder times, 

T'lqipeaM diviner justice, did ofier np 

(Whetiwr thnmi^ gallantry or Ignonnce) 60 

Vast multitndes of beasts in saoifice. 

Yet niunbera of men to soMom heard of. 

One single Cnrtlus porg'd a whole state's sin. 

You will not say th' offence is now sa great ; 

Or that yon ou^t to be more Ugbiy satisfied 65 

Than heaven. 

Prine: Brave youths I 

Nmuurmt, Pell^rin,yoaaiidlwlllletourspoeoheaal(me. 

ttt Judgt. If that the law were of so fine a web. 
As wit and fancy spin it out to here, 70 

Then these defences woaM be Jnst, and save : 
But that is more sabstantiol, 
Of another make ; and, gentlemen, 
If this be all, sentence most pass. 

Enlf TAMOnnif mitd SntAuapon 
TtWMfM. Orsabrln I 73 

OrMtfi'M. Ha I who names me there 1 
Tamon». A friend. Hear me. I am an officer 

In that dark wt^ld from irtienee thon cam'st, sent tiins 

Disgolesd 1^ RegtawUa, oni fair queen. 

And to redeem tfaee. 80 

OruMn. Bt«hieUa I hi the midst of aU these Ills, 

How imclonsly that name does eonnd I 
Tamor**. If thou wilt swear to follow me, 

At the instant titou'rt releas'd, 

I'll save tiiee and thy blends in spite of Uw. {Atii* <5 



Act v., Sc. 5] THE GOBLINS 309 

OtuMn. Doubt not oi thkt. 
Brtng ma whsra RcglneUa !•> and U 
I folknr not, perpetual miawy UMow me I 
IteaonotbealuilwfaenriwiVpean. {Aiidt 

TttmortH. Be confident I 

[H$ $0$* 9ntt mud rthmu, brimginf Toxcdlab. 

B^Kdd, grave lonla, ttie man 90 
Whoee death qneitkioed the Ule of tiuee, 
Found and recover'd by the thievea i' th' woode. 
And raaened einee by ne, to naene tonocenco. 

Onmbrin. Ran devil I 
Wtb irtiat dexterity h'aa ralaed thia ah^te 95 

Up to ddnde tfaem I 

Prinet. Ha I Toivubu: alive I 

PhiUltl. Torcnlarl 
I iboald aa aooa believe my brother ne'er 
In being, tool 

Tarniimr. Yon cannot wonder more to find me here, 100 
Than 1 do to find myaelf . 

HmtMwul. Come, unbind, unbind I thie matter** 



Mi jMdg0. Mold I 
Tbiey are not free : the law exacti the lame 
For breach of priioo, that it did before. l 

OtmMn. There ia no 'acqiiiig out of Portnoe'a handa. 
Dost hear I beat never a trick for thla } 

Tmmnm, Doubt me not ; I have without at mycommand, 
Thoae which never fail'd me ; 

And it aball coat mai^ a life yet, air, 1 

Ere yours be loet 

Bmitr PxiHCX, Pmiutil, from «6om 
SnuHAOon, PtxtDoa, RaaimLLA, mttt thtm h§km 

Prinet. Stramador, 
Yon have t>een a ati«nger here of late. 

StTMmadcr. Femae 

This paper, sir : you'll find there was good reaaoo for't. 

Pritu$. Howl I 

Old Tamoran'a brotiiBr, ei^tain of the thieves. 
That have Infested thna oar country I 
ItflgindIa, too, the heir of that fear'd famUy I 
A happy and a atrange discovery I 

TtrntoTM. Petldor and R^tatelU I ] 

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AfAMlte. TbOmMa: 
Thajr hava kqit tiuir wordt. 

OpmMii. R«gliwUal 
She wu a woouui, then. O, let me go I 113 

Gtubr. Yoa do forgst, anre, vrtwt yog «n. 

OtmMii. I do indMd : O, to nnriddk now I 

Sinmudor. And to Utte nun yon owe it, sir : 
Yon find an eogegement to him there ; 
And I mutt bopB ymill nuke me iut to lilm. 130 

Prints. He doee deeerve it ; eein 00 Idm. 

Tmmemt. N*y, then, all trnthi mnit oat 
That I am Itxt, and forfeit to ttie htw. 
I do eooleie ; yet, eliMe to nve thla prince 

Pritut. Ptiaca I 135 . 

OnmbriH. Oar Uephoeti^ihilna li mad. 

Xeworm. Yea, Prince, 

Thiaia the OnaMn. 

Or$«t>rin. Ha I 

Ttmerm. So loof ago mppoaed loat— ^roor brother, 
•Ir. 
WtMi in then Ardeltan and Fiiamoot 140 

Bmttr AnoBtLAM tmd PnuHOMT 

Ntutural. What mad planet mlei thia day I 
Arddlan and PinunoatI 

Ortabrin. The devil'a wanton. 

And aboMaall mankind to^y. 

Taimorm, Theae faoei are wdl known to aimanoellana I 
Now let tiwm tell the rert. 143 

PbrnmoK*. Uy noUe maatar living t found In PnuweUa I 

ArMtm. the godi have aatlafted oar tedlooa hopea. 

PkitMUl. Some Impoiture I 

OnabriH. A newileiign of Fortnne : 

I dare not tmtt It. 

TmMrwi. Why epeah you not ? 

PirmHOHl. I am eo fall oi Joy, It will not oat. 150 

Know, yeFtanoeUana, 
When Sanboma, fatal fleU, waa foaght. 
So deaperata were the hopea of Oradirin, 
That *twaa thoa|ht fit to eend away thla priaea. 
And gtvo him aafoty In another clime ; 133 

That. Mte (rf an ill day, an Oraafarin 
lOght be preeerv'd alive. Th«a yoa all know. 
To Garradan'a «hief <baifa he waa ooomitlBd ; 



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Who, when our bwk by plmtM wm nupiii'd 

(Pff to it WM), WM •laio i' th' fint «ncoanter : i6o 

Stacathftt, 

W« bav* boao ion'd to wtit on F(vtiiite'a pleuare. 

And, lit. 

That all this tim« ws kept you from the kmnriedge 

Of yooneU, your pardon. It wm our seal that eiT'd. 165 

Whidi did conclude it would be [«ejiidicial. 

AHMm. My kirds, yon look m if you doubted ttUI, 
If PIramaat and I be loet unto 
Your memoiy, your hands, I htqie, are not, 
Heie'a our cowimieiion : therv*! the dianiond elephant, 170 
That, which our prince's iom are ever known by, 
Whkh wo, to ke^ him undiacovered. 
Tore from liii riband In that fatal day 
When we were made priwnen. 

And here are thoae that took ua, who can witneia 175 

All drcnnutancea, both bow and ^rtien, time and place ; 
With «4uHn we ever since have liv'd by force : 
For 00 no kingdom, friend unto Ftancelia, 
Did fortune ever l«id ns, ilnce ihat boor, 
Nor gave vt mean* to let our cmutiy know 180 

Ha Uv'd. 

TmHort». These very truths. 
When they could have no ends (for they bellev'd 
Him loet), I did receive from them before ; 
Whidi gave me now the boldnesi to appear i8> 

Here, lAere I'm bwt by law. 

»«* IMttA.. ( f^ 2"* ^^ *'-»^ ' 
\ Long hv Pnnes Ortabrtn I 

NMUwat. Peltegrin, let's second this : ridit or wnnc 
tie best f(» us. ^ 

PMtpin. Observe, obeerve I 

Primn. What shouts are those ? 

S^Mmador. Stddlera of Tamoren's, 

The first ; the eecond wm the people's, who 
Much press to see their long-lost prince. 

PkiUUI. Sir, 'tis most evident, and all agrees. 
This WM his udour'd hair, ,., 

His hair, thoue^ altered much with time. 
Yon wear too strange a face upon tiiis news. 
Sir, you have found a brother : 
I, Torcular ; the Ungdon. hai^dness ; 



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For b«» ttw fdaffiM of robtwrtM wOl end. 300 

It U a gkvloas day. 

Primet. It ia Indeed I I am amax'd, not ead ; 
Wonder doee keep the paaiace ao, notliimg will out. 
Brother (for ao my Under atsn will have It), 
I here receive yon aa the boonty ol 305 

Thegoda — ablenlng I did not expect. 
And, in return to them, tiUa day Ftaneelia 
Bver ahall keq> holy. 

OrtaMw. Fortnoe, by much abualng me, haa ao 
Dolled my Uth, I cannot credit ai^tUac. ato 

I know not how to own eooh happlaeaa. 

Prints, Lot not your doobta letaen your ^oya : 
If yon have had diaaatera heretofore. 
They were bat (iven to heighten wbat'a to come, 

NMMnU. Here'a aa atrange a tnni. aa If twere the ftftfa 313 
act In a play I 

PMsgrin. Vm anre *tia a good tnni for na. 

Or*aMM. Sir, 
Why atanda that lady ao neglected there, 
That doei deeerve to be the tmalneai 

Of mankind t O ye goda, alnce yonll be kind sao 

And bonatiful, let It be here. 
Aa fearfully aa jealooa hnabanda aak 
After aome aecieta, which they dare not know ; 
Or aa forbidden hmn meet 1' tii' nl^t; 
Come I to thee (and 'tia no 111 algn Ma ; 333 

Shice Hamea, irtien they bnni hlgheat, tremUe moat), 
O^ durald ahe now deny me I 

Rtgitultm. I know not perfectiy what all thia meana ; 
Bnt I do find MMne hai^nesa ia near. 
And I am fdeaa'd, becauae I aee yon are. 330 

OttaMu. She nnderatanda me not I — 

Primt. He aeema t' have paaakm for her. 

ToMwrm. Sir, In my dark com m anda theae Oamea broke 
ont 
Equally vldent, at Aiat ilgfat ; and twaa 
The hc^ I had to reoaodle myaelf . 333 

f OniArin. It ia a holy magic, that wlU mMke 
Of yoa and I bat one. 

RfinM*. Anything that yon wonU aak me, anre I 
might grant. 

Oruirin. HaA, gentlemen, the doee cooaent ; 
What wanta there elae 7 340 



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Ftridtr. Hy hopct grow ctdd ; I hsvs undone mywU. 
[Aiiii 

JVAkw. HoUiinf: 
We mU join In ttib : the long-Uv'd feud 
Between the funlliee here diet. Thli day 
The t^metueal toiche* shall bum brig^ — 345 

So brifl^t, that Oiay diaU dim the U|^t of aU 
That went befofe. See, Sabrina too I 

Bmttr Sabuma 
TamcrtH. Sir, I must have much ol pardon. 
Not lor myaelf alone, but for all mine. 
Prim*. Rlae I hadat thou not deaerv'd what now thoa 250 
sn'at for, 
Tbla day ahmild know no douda. 

[Prndor kn—U to Taeiomi 

TrHwrm. Tang^t by the Prince's mercy, I forgive too. 

ScMm. Printed hither, dr I (To Samor^ 

Thqr told me yon Would not accept the Prince's 

Samormt. Art thoa not further yet in thy Intelligence ? 355 
See. thy brottwr Uvea I 

5aMiM. Uy brother I 

ToreuiM'. And 'tis the least of wonders has fall'n out. 

On^riM. Yes, such a one as you are, fair ; [To R§giiullm, 
wk9 holu af Stbrinm] and you 
Shall be acquainted. 260 

Smmonl. lToPkil«l«lmtdTcrciiiar}0,eonidyoia hats, 
my lords, now; 
Or [to a« Prinet] yonr love die I 

PkilaUI. Thy merit has prevail'd 

Wthme. 

Torcwisr. And me. 

Princt. And has almost with me. 



Tboa dost not donbt thy mistress' constant t 365 

SMMntl. No, sir. 

PHtu$. Then I will beg of her. 
That, till the sun retains to visit as. 
She win not give away benelf for ever. Although 
Uy hope* are faint, yet I wonld have 'em hopes ; 370 

And, in such jolly hoars as now attend us, 
I wonld not be a desperate thing, one made 
Up wholly of despair. 

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SiMnm. Yoo, tiiat lo freslf gAv« nu Sunonf s Ufe, 
Whldi WW In dftngor, no«t Jaatijr, jaitljr, may 373 

Be nibr'd to attempt npMi my ion. 
Which ti ia none. 

Prinu. What layt my nobto rivi^ ? 

Stmont. Sir, 
Van Uad In ttito, and wtoely do provida 
I riumld not rarfett ; far hsre is b^^intM *8o 

Boon^ tmldM, to last the nm's return. 

NMtnmU. Yog and I are bat aaven with all this, 
PeUegrin : but, by the Lord, 'tis well wa came off as wa 
did : aU was at stake. 

Pritui. Come, no mora whl^wrs here : 1B5 

Let's fai, and there nnrlddle to each other ; 
For I have much to aik. 

OtmMn. a life I a friend I a brother I and a mlstresa t 
O, wAaf « d^ n>M ktn I GmOy, my joyt, MtHl, 
Lut JWH tIkotM br$ak Ikt »mmI you ilumU /U. 190 



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EPILOGUE 

And bow. and how, in ftith— • pntty jdot ; 
And •Diartly carried ttvooi^ too, was it aot 1 
And flw dsvUi, how r w«U ; and the fluting ? 

Wdl too : a fool, and't bad been jMt oU writing. 

O, «4tat a mouter-wit most that man have, 5 

That could pleaee all which now their twelvepence gave I 

Hi^ duracten (ciiei one) ; and he would Me 

Thinga that ne'er were, not are, not ne'er will be. 

Romances, cries easy souls ; and then they swear 

The play's w^ writ, though scarce a good line's thaie. 10 

The women— O, If Stephen should be kUI'd, 

Or miss tlie lady, liow the plot is spill'd I 

And Into how many pieces a poor pUy 

Is taken still befOTe the second day. 

Like a strange beauty newly OMne to court I 1] 

And, to say truth, good faith, 'tis all the sport. 

One wUl like aU the ill things in a pUy, 

Another some o' th' good, but the wrong way ,- 

So that from one poor play there etnnes t'ariso 

At several tables several comedies. so 

The ill is only here, that 't may fall out 

In {days as fscee ; and who goes about 

To take aaander, oft destroys (we know) 

What altogether made a pretty show. 



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BRENNORALT. 



A Tragedy. 



Prefented at the Private Houfe in Black- 
Fryers, by His MajefiUt jervants. 



By Sir JOHN SUCKLING. 



LONDON, 
Printed for Htmfhnj Meftlij, and are to be 
fold at his fliop, at the Signe of the Prin- 
ces Armes in S' Pmti Churchjnrd. 
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Douui, hta kitad. 
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Inouira; yrnnff PatatlM ol FlooMtet. 

PAumis o* HiHuo*, GoMOMc, €M o( tht <feW nbtb. 

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ACT I 

SCKHB I 

Bntir BuNNouiT mnd Dorah 

Brmt. I uy, the Court b bnt a dutow drcnit, 
Thmigh •omathing elavate abovs the commoo ; 
A Und of ants' OMt in ttw |r«at wild fleM. 
0'«rcliais'd with mnltttiidn of quick InbaUtanta 
WbovtUl 

An miwrably biuied tog«tln 
What the looM foot of prodigality 
At fut don throw abrud. 

Daf. Good I 
A mo»t eternal place of low aftrants, 
And then as low •ubmlsskMU. 

Bnm. Rlfl^t. 
Hi^ cowards In revengos 'ntoogit thmuelvM, 
And only valiant vdien they mischief others. 

Dor, Stars that would have no names, 
But for the ills they threaten In conjnnetion. 

Brm. A race of ihallow and anaUUnl pilots. 
Which do miv>^ the ship even in the cabn. 
And In great storms serve but as wel^t to sink it. 
Ilore, pcltfaee, num : [alanm writUn] 'tis music to my 



Bnttr Soldier 

Sot. Hy iMd, 
A cloud of dust and men the sentinels from 
The east gate discover ; and, as they guess, the itonn 
Bends this way. 

Brm. Let It he. 

Sot. Uy lord i 

Brm. Let It be. 

I will not fi^t to-day : bid Strathemsn 
Draw to tite trenches. On, priUiee, on I on I 
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Dcr. Hie king 
Em^oys a company oi tenutl bMwds, 
Hsa wbo hsvo no odur pcoofe of tfadr long Uvm 
But that they an idd. 30 

£rm. IU«^t: 
And, If Huy an wIm, 'tia for themadvM, not otfaen, 
Aa tAi nuo ever an. [Ahmm 

tmd Sot. Coronel, Coraaet, 
Tha anemy'i at band, kllk all the acntitee. 35 

Yonog Abnerin leada them 00 again. 

Bnm. Let him lead them oS again. 

tnd Set. Conod t 

»m. Begooet If th' art afraid, go hide thyadf. 

and Sot. What a devU alle be ? IBiit 40 

Bnu. Thla Aimeiln'a the agne of the camp : 
He ibakea It once a day. 

Dcr. He** the 111 cofudeaee rather ; 
He never teta it reat. Wonid I wen at home again I 
■Sfoot, we lie hen V th' trenchea, aa If ft wen 45 

For a wind to carry ns into th' other worid. 
Every boor we expect — 111 no mon on't I 

Bnm. Pritiwel 

Dor. Mot I, by heaven I 

Br»m. What, man I the wont la bnt fair death. 30 

Dor. And uliat win that amount to ? a fair qplt^h. 
A fine aeconnt I 111 home, I cwear. 



Sir. Ann,arm.m]rloi:d,at)ddiow70aiaeUlaO'aloat 
ebe. 

Dor. Why ao i 

Sir, Iha nbda, like an tmmly flood, 

Sdl o'er the ttanobea, and ttuowdownidlbafan them. 5* 

Brmt. Mar 

Sir. We cannot make a stand. 

AvM. He wonId oatrival ma in hooonr too, 
As w^ aa love ; but that he most not do. 
Hdp me, StrattMman. [Puti o« araMur Ik 

The danger now grows wordiy of onr awocds ; 
And, O Doran, I wovld to heaven than wsn 
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Sam II 
Bmltr IbmiMiL, Oroming down om kt tmrUa 
Mm. Tbml 
Tlw nui'i tlw neateit mrgean I know, vA th' liMteatMt. 
If thou recovsrett, irtiy, w : U not, die core'i pftU — th^ 
have nunl'd n. 

JEiiMr GiAiNSVXitT, wMI anoIW k^on JW* frMA 

Cni. A com li|^t oo All powder I It stays valour, - 5 
we It^ biU-wfty on Its jounwy. What a dtsadvantafa 
fl^t we apon ia this age t He that did wdl heretofore 
had Am broad lair day to show It In, witnesses enough- 
We most beUeve one another : 'tis night, when we begin. 
Btemal smoke and snlphnr smal^— by this hand, I can 10 
bear with thee no longer I How now \ dead, as I live I 
Stol'a away Just as he ns'd to wench. Well, go thy 
ways : loc a quiet drinker and dier, I shall never know 
thy fellow. [SMTcAtf* JUi poeAtti] These trifles, too, 
•boot tibee 1 There was never an honester poor wretch 15 
bom, I ttdnk. Look i' th' t'otiier pocket, too— hnm I 
Marineir 

Jtfar. Who's Oat ? 

Gra. 11a I : how goes matten i 

Mar. Scurvlly enough ; 30 

Yet, since our Cok»el came, th'ave got no ground 
Of ns — a weak scalier against wind and tide 
Would have done as much. Haik I 
This way the torrent bean. [Bimit 

Bnttr FusouH, Alhhuh, Mid Rebels 
Fn. The vlUahia all have left us. 

Akm. Would they had left 25 
Tlieir fears bdilnd tiwn I but come, since we must 

Enttr Bkbhhorait, Dorak, Stuthbm&m, wUk SohUera 

Bmt. Ho I 
Stratheman, skirt on the left hand with the horse. 
And get betwixt these and that body ; they're 
Hew rallied up for rescue. (BmmoraJI chargn fkroHgi 

Dor. Tli'are ours. 30 

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A 4*««( Wilkin. iU-fnkr Buhhoiult, Stmtbbiiaii, 
Haumbl 

AwM. What riKMit !■ tiutt ? 

Sir. Thof hftVfl takan Almerln, my lord. 

AwM. Mnwrin r th« d«vll thuk 'em for't r 
Wbeo I had hantdd hud aU day, and now 35 

At length tmherded the ^ood deer, the enn 
Have enatch'd htm np. 
Sound ft retreat : ttiere'a notUnc now bdkind. 
WhoaawDoran? 

SW. Shall we bring Almerin hi ? 40 

Bn». Mo ; gasing to low triumph ; 
Convey him iaJrly to the king ; he foa^t 
Itiidiiy 

JZf-mlir DoiAH 

Dor. What yonth waa ttiat whom yon beitrid, my locd. 
And sav'd from all oar aworda to-day? Waabo 45 

Hot of the enemy 7 

BfM. It may be ao. 

SW. The govemor'a aan, FteeoUn. hla mittreat' brother. 
[In Oonm'i mr 

Brtn. No matter who. Tto [rfty Uie rough band 
Of war ahould early couragea deatiay, . 
Before they bud, and Aow themadvea t' Ih' heat 50 

Of action. 

JIfer. I tiurew, my lord, a youth apon a bank, 
Which aeeUng, after the retreat, I found 
Dead, and a woman— 4be pretty daughter of 
The forerter. LndUa. 55 

Brm. See, see. Doran. » aad experiment I 
Woman'a the eowaidU'tt and ooldeat ttlng 
The world Mnga forth : yet love, aa fire works water, 
Makea It boU o'er, and do things oontraiy 
To 'ts proper nature. I abonU shed a tsar, 60 

Could I tell bow I Ah, poor LndUa t 
Ibou didst for me what did aa ill become ttiee. 
Pray, see her gently buty'd. 
Boy. taod ttw surgeon to the tent— I Ueed. 
What lousy cottages th'ave given our sonto I 65 

Bach pet^ stoim dtakes than into disorder : 
And't costs mwe pains to patch them up agiUn, 
Than ttiey are worth by mnch. I'm wMiy of 
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Sena III 

Bmlir VnxAMOM, Gxainbvbrt, Huuhsl, and 
SnuTUnuM 

Grm, VWaaot t mlcocw, mlooowt irtwnoe camett tboa t 

VU. Look, 
I wear tite Ung*! higlnmy atUl 00 my boots. 

Grm. A pretty lidiiig phrwe — and how, and bov } 
Lidloi che^ 7 5 

F»f. FUtti, xeMOoabto ; titOM toy* were nerer dear, 
Tboa fcmm'tt : a little time and Induitry 
TlMyll coat, bat. In |ood faith, not mncb : imne few 
There are, Uutt aet tbeouelvee at mi^ty ratet. 

Cn. Wikh we o' tit' wiae paw by, aa thing* o'srvalned 10 
In tite market. la't not *o ? 

VU. Y'havesald.eir. Hark yon, 

Your friend and lival'a married, haa obtained 
The loog-lov'd lady, and la euch an am after't. 

Grm. Hum I 'tis ever to. The motioas of married peo|^ 
are aa of other natnrali — ^violent gentlemen to the place, 15 
and calm in it. 

Jtfar. We know this too, and ytA we moat be fooling. 

Grm. Faith, w|»nen are the baggage of life : they are 



And binder oa in the great march ; and yet 
We cannot be withont *em. 

Mm. Yon speak very well 

And ■oldier-Uke. 

Grm. What? 
Tboa art a wit too, I warrant. In our absence ? 

YU, Hum t No, no, a poor pretender, 
A candidate or so, — 'gainst the next Seaaioos— 
ynx eoou^ to laugh at you here. 

Grm. Like enoti^ ; 

Valour'a a crime the wise have still reproached 
Unto Ifae valiant, and ttie fools too. 

VU. RmiUtru d part, Gialnevert what accoounodatloa 
shall we And here ? 

Grm. Clean straw, sweetheart, and meat — wben tfaon 
canst get it. 

VU. Hum I straw t 

Grm. Ye*, thaf * all will be betwixt Incest : 
Yon and your mottker Earth must lie together. 

VU. Prithee, let us be serions ; wiU this last ? 



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an SIR JOHN SUCKLING [ActI.,SC3 

How goM affkin ? « ■ 

Grm. W«U. 

Vil. But w«U ? 

Grm. F«ith. 
Tb now upon the tontlag ol tb« ImImim ; 
A most aqtwl InuliwM 40 

Batwixt nb«llka ud loyalty. 

Va. WbMt dott nwaa 1 

Gr». Whyl«AlchduUbethBvirtn»,widwfalchtb«vic«. 

Va. HmrtlMdevUciiitiiatlM? 

Grm. O, niecen k a ran paint, Udn all ttw ngUnaw. 45 

Ftf. PritbM, iriiaf ■ the qoafnl } 

Grm. Nay, for ttiat exouM na. Ask flw children of 
peaea ; they hava Ute laimira to itndy It ; we know nothing 
of it: liberty, th^ My. 

VH. "Sfoot, let the king make an act that any man may 50 
be nnmarried again : there's liberty for tfaem I a race of 
half'Wltted fellowa qoairel abont freedom, and all ftat 
lAile allow the boods of matrimony I 

Grm. You qieak very well, air. 

Bmitr KtNO, Lotda, BuHMOtaiT 
Mmr. Sott, the Ung and council. 55 

Grm. to(^ ttiey ftrflow after. Ilka tired qMnlela qnett 
•ometimea few company, fliat ia, concur ; and tiiat'a their 



Afar. They are aa weary of thli aport aa a young unthrift 1 

ofa land ; any bargain to be rid oo't On yon Uame 60 ' 

flwm r Wbo'a ttkat i \ 

Grm. Bfannocalt, our brave Coronal : a dlaeontsnt, bat 
irtiat of that t «du> is not r | 

Vil. His face Bpeaka him one. 

Grm. Thon art 1' th' right : he looks still aa If be wars ^ 
saying to Fortune^ ' Huswife, go about your bnslneas I' 
Come, let's retire to Barathen'a tent. Taste a bottle^ and { 

apeak bold tmths ; Uiaf a our way now. I 

[Esumt. MMmU King mud Lori* ' 

Miutm. Think not of pardon, sir ; 
Rigour and mercy na'd bi states uncertainly, 70 ' 

And In ill times, kxA not like th'eflects I 

Of virtue, but necestity. HorwiU ' 

They thank your goodness, but jroor fears. 

Mtl. Hy kiids. 

Revenge In princes ahoold be still imperfect : | 



Act I^ Sc. 3] TRAGEDY OF BRENNORALT 235 

It to tbm bandaom'tt, iritm Um Unf cornea to 75 

Reduo*, notniia. 

Bm*. Who pBti bat en Uw face of pnnMihif, 
And only geattf cote, but pnuwt lebelUoo : 
He naket that flonriib wfaidi he would destrojr. 
tVhowonldiiotbeftrdwI.irtwQtfaebiqMi So 

An vast, the fean but small i 

MM. Whjr, I would not. 

Nor you, my loid, nor you, aox any here. 
Fear ke*^ low q)irits only In ; the brave 
Do get above It vdwn ttiey do resolve. 
Such punlrtiments. In Infaa^ of war, 85 

Hake men more decorate, not die more yleUlnf , 
The oommoa peofde are a kind of files : 
TlMy're caught with hooey, not with wormwood, sir. 
Severity exaap'rates the stirr'd hiUDowr ; 
And state-dlstempere turns Into diseases. 90 

BfM. The gods forbid great Ptdand'a state should be 
Such aa it dares not take ri^^t physio I Quarter 
To rebels 7 Sir, when you iflve tilut to them, 
Give tiut to me trtilch tiiey deserve. I would 
Not live to see It. 95 

yd Lori. Tun o'er your own and others chronicles, 
And you ihaU find, great sir, 
* That nothing makes a civil war loog-Uy'd, 
But ransom and returning back the brands, 
Which unextinet kindled still fiercer fires.' 100 

Mi. ICercy, bestow'd on those that do dlqmte 
Wtb swofds, does lose the angel's face It has, 
And to not mer^, sir, Init poliqr 
mth a weak visard 00. 

XAif . Vhave met my tiwogfata, 

Hy lonto ; nw will it need larger debate. 105 

To-morrow, in the sl^t of the besi^'d, 
The relMi dies. Hleeta, 'tis your care. 
The mercy of lieav'n nay be ofieoded so, 
That It cannot forgive : mortato' mnch more, 
VfhU to not Infinite, my lords. [EsMurf 110 

Scnn IV 

Bnltr IvHunNi, Aimsmm, m in pHton 
Iftt. O Almerln 1 would we had never known 
The raflto of the world I but were again 



aa6 SIR JOHN SUCKUNG [Act. I.. Sc. 4 

Bf StaUen banki In happy Mtltnde ; 

WtoB thtw md I, ilMiJwid and riwpbetdew 

So oft by toTu, u oftao ttUl hftvo wUi'd, 5 

That m aa oaa'ly could have cbaof'd oar mx. 

A» elottiM. Bnt, alat I all thoM innoceot fojn. 

like glcdoaa monilnfi, are retlr'd into 

Darit mlleD donda, before we knew to valtie 

What we bad. 

Ahm. [to kimutf}. Fame and vicbxy are Offii 10 

Hnawifes, that throw tbeniMlvea Into ttie arma, 
Not of the valiant, bnt the fottnnate. 
To be ta'ea tima I 

tpi. AbnerinI 

Ahm. Nipp'd 1' fli' b«d 

Of boaonrl 

f^. Uy lord I 

Aim. FoU'd I and by ttie man 

Tbat doee pietand nato FtanceUa I 15 

Ipi. What ia't yon do, my Almoiln ? alt atUl, 
And qnarrel with ifae wlnda, becauae there la 
A dilpwxeck, tow'rda. and never think of aavfai( 
Ihebaik? 

Ahm. Thebuk? What abooU we do with flist; 
When ihe rtdi frel^t la loat, my name In aima f 30 

r^. Whoknowe 
What priiea are behind. If yon attend 
And vnit a aeoond voyage i 

Aim. Never, never I 

There are no aeoond voyagea In this; 
The wonnda of hooonr do admit no enre. 35 

Ipk. Tboee aU^t onei vAlch mlafortoae glvea mnet 
needa, 
Elae why riumld mortala value it at all ? 
For who vrouU toll to tieaaore np a weaMi. 
Which weak Inccnatanoy did keep, or ml|ht 

^**^**" *** ' Snim' HxuDos 

Iph. Oh. my krd, vdiat newa I 

M«l. Aa m 30 

Aa your own fear* conU give jron : 
The ooundl has decreed him tndden deadi ; 
And all tiie wajra to mercy are block'd np. 

[Shi m»»^ tmi tt^ 

Aim. Hy Iphl(«M 1 



Act I.. Sc. 4] TRAGEDY OF BRENNORALT aa; 

TUi «!■ a mMMComlng pleea of love : 33 

Women would manags « disaster better. 

Again? tbon art anUndl 

n^ goodtWH !• n great It make* thee faulty : 

For. while Hmm lltlnk'et to tato the trouble from nu, 

IIkhi glveat me man by giving roe thine too. 40 

ipk. Alaa I I am Indeed an naelen trifle, 
A dull, doll thing ; for, cooU I now do anytiiing 
Bat grieve and pity, I mifl^t help. Hy thon^to 
Labour to And a way : bat, like to Urda 
fa cagea, tfaoafl^ th^ never leat, tbqr aie 43 

But vdwre diey did aet out at fint 

£ni»r Gaour 
Cmo. Hy kiidi, your pardon. Ibe prieonar muet 

I have ieeelv*d an order from the king 
Denies acceaa to any. 

Ipk. He cannot be 

So great a Qrrant. 

Ahm. I thank him ; nm* can 30 

He use me 111 enoa|^. I only grieve 
That I most die in debt — a bankrupt 1 Such 
Tby love hath made me : my dear Iphlgene, 
Farewell. It is no time for ceremony. 
Show me the way I must. lEsrit Ahmarin 4md Gaolmr 33 

Ifh. Grief strove with such disorder to get out. 
It stopp'd the passage, and sent back my words 
That were alTMdy on the place. 

MU. Stay, there 

b yet a way. 

Iph. Gh. speak It t 

JIfsl. But ttiere Is 

Danger In't, Iphigene — to thee hl^ danger. 60 

/^. Fright dilldren Ui ttie dark witii tiiat, and let 
He know It. There la no soch thing in nature. 
If Abnerin be kwt 

U^. Tbns tiien : you must 

Be taken prli'ner too, and by extiiaage 
SaveAlmerin. [Atid* 

Iph. How can tiiat be ? [AMt 63 

Mtt. yn>y [H» tlHdUt, Omt mUi to tkt GmJIh^ 



SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act 11., Sex 



And pnj him Mt bla hand, sbont 

tUi dirtaaoe ; hla m«1. too-^ [SAoM Urn m mrilhg 
Cm. irt tie no m ore 70 

M</. TaUUintiutI|)Ug«n»uidIdeainit. [EmUGmUt 

111 Hnd bjr StratiMdra hto Mrvsnt 

A letter to llont UiiM eign'd and eeel'd, 

Tlut rtwn laionn ttw mdden «s»cation ; 

yjytffm—ut htn, aa ilM only umwu 75 

To Mva hta life, to ndljr out Ihit ni^t 

Upon bia qauten, and eodeavonr prltoaen. 

Name yoa m meet teonre and allgbteat guarded, 

Bert piedce el lafetjr ; bnt charge him that he klU 

Not any. U It be avoldatde ; <0 

Leat 't dtoold enrage ttte Ung yet more, and make 

Hto death more certain. 

Af-mto Gaolbb milk IM» writing 
Cat. He nodaiatanda yon not, be aaya, but be 

Haatentlt 
MM. So. 85 

Ifk. Bat ahonld Horat mtotnwt sow, or Ola nlaeanr r 
MM. Come. 

Leave It to me : III take tin pilot's part. 

And readi the port, or petlA In the art ySiumi 



ACT II 

SCBMB I 

Bnim AutBMN. im primt 
Aim. Sleep la aa nice aa woman : ttie mora I eoort it; 
The more It fllei me. Thy elder brother will 
Be %«»M*« yet : nnaent-fbr death wlU come. 
To^norrow I well, what can to-nocrow do ? 
•mill care the Moie 
Of hooonr lost : I and my diseooteiita 
Shan rest together. What birt k then la lUa 1 
Bat death apfairt Uie wlU 
Is bat a slovealy Und of potion ; 
And, thoogh pcescrib'd by heavMi. It goes against 
Hen's ftomadis. 



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So doM tt at tomotm too, irtuo tho Mnl'a mew'd np 
la namnr dartamt, neither wn nor bean. 
Pidi, 'tto nun tondimt ia oar nature, 
A cotaln downUi cowardice, that atUI 15 

Would etay at borne, and dam not ventnr* into 
Foreign oonatrlea, tiiott^ better tban ite own I 
Ha, wbat countrlet 7 for we receive descriptions 
Of til' otber wocid from our divines, as blind 
Hen take rdatioo of tliis from as. 30 

Hy tlumgfats lead me into tlie dai^ and fliere 
TbeyHl leave me. I'll no more oa't. Wthin I [Kiuelu 
Enttr GuAED 
Aim. Some paper and a U^t I I'U write to tti' Un|, 
Defy bbn, and provoke a qidck despatch. 
I woaM not bold this ling'rinc doubtfnl state a$ 

So long Bialn, for all that hopt can give. 

£nltr Ikm ot Iht Gvaao wHk P»p*r mut ink 
That sword does tempt me atrangely : [WriHtii 

Were't In my hands, 'twere worth tit' other two. 
Bat titen the foard t it sleqie or drinks ; maybe 
To oootiive it so tttat, if I AoaM not pass, — ]o 

Why, if I teU In't, 'tU better yet ilian pageantry, 
A soafiold and spectators ; more scAUer-like— 

[Ons 0/ a* Cwenf pttpi oiwr kit ikotMUr 
Uncivil villain, read my letter 1 [StiMt kit tmori 

lit Gtmri. Not I, not I, ny lord. 
Aim. Deny It too 7 

Gnenl. Harder, murder I 35 

Guard. Aim, ann I {Guari nm out 

Aim. I'll f(dlow, give the alarm with titero. 

TIs least sasplcioas. Arm, arm, arm I [BmU 

Eultr SoLDiuta, rumtiuf owr a§ staff, out Ikrowtug amtf 
kitmmt 

All. Ibe enemy, the enemy I 

5of. Let them come, let them come, let ttiem come I 
R*-tnttT Almbuh 

Aim. I hear fresh nolie : the camp's in great disorder. 40 
Where am I now 7 'tis strangely daA. 
Goddew without eyes. 
Be Ihon my guide, for blindness and sight 
Are equal sense, cJ equal use, this night. [Bitit 



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330 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act II.. Sea 

Scnn II 
Bnttr GRAnnmutT, Stuatheium, Voxaiiox, ICuumbl 
Grm. Troabto not ttgrteU, dilld of diaconteat : 
TwIU take DO hurt, I miraat thee ; the State 
b bnt ft Uttle drank, tad vdien it hu ipew'd 
Up ttutt. that mitde it ao. It irill be weU 
A|»to — there's my opinion in ihort. 5 

Mar. Th' art 1' tix' right, the SUte'a a pretty fore- 
handed State, 
And win do reaaoa hereafter. Let'a drinli. 
And talk no more on't. 
Ail. A good motloQ, a good motion I let'i drink. 
Va. Ay, ay, left drink again. 

Sir. Come, to a mistreM I 10 

Grm. Agreed. Name, name I 
va. Anybody. VeimilUI 

Grm. Away with it. 

Shs'i prrlty U> trmlh milk, 
And witty to Imth wHk, 
And fttMtmtt loo lo IktnJt on : 15 

But IMt b*tt u*» ot mU 
U. Am- htmlOi U m limit. 
And Mp* nt to mmkt m irifA on. 

Sir. Excellent. Gentlemen, if jron lay the word, 
Well vaunt credit, and aSect hl|)i fdeaure ; riiall we ? ao 
va. Ay, ay, let's do Out. 
Sir. What think ye of the tacriflce now I 
Mar. Come, we'll ha't ; for trickling tears are vain. 
VU. The sacrifice } iriiat's that 7 

Sir. Child of Ignocanoe. 'tis a eampJwaldi. 15 

An t4m-mtod» one. Grainevert, b^in It 

Grm. Come, give it me. 
Let ma see vdtieh of tibem this rose will serve. 

[Pint mp m row. 
Horn, bnm, ham I 

Briiht Oar 0' Ik' tomtr orb, Imrinktinf imOtr, y> 

Wkiek dramftt atwtaat tytt, but itlftt mtn ri$ktir : 

For mko mt tktt btgtnt, eomtt to tkt plmet 

Soontr than kt Ikmt tiU out at tkt fact : 

Eytt art ttdudng Hgkt$, ikat Ikt good wommm Jhiew, 

And kaitf out tktit m ntmrtr way to tkow, 35 



Act II., Sa a] TRAGEDY OF BRENNORALT 231 

Mm. I^ne tnd pntfaetlul 1 Come. VUlinor, 
VU. What'f tlw nutter ? 

Mm. Caaa, yoni liqnoc uid yoor ituuM t 

Uhm, lineal 

va. Of irtut ? 

Mm. Why, 40 

Of anjrtliing yoar miitnn hu glv«n you. 

va. Gta/Oemm, 
9m DBvar g»v« m« anything but a box 
O* tfa' aar for oflerlng to Um her oooe. 

SW. Of that box then. 43 

Mm. Ay, fty. that box, of that box I 

Vit. Since It must be, give me the poison then. 

IDrinlit mid 9i>a$ 
That 6m, fair mistnss, which thou gmitt to dm, 
/» Ammum gMM« it Hlu to tost mt thru. 
Thru atpi of wins and vtnn six : 50 

Tht win* will down ; but vtru for rhynu stilt ititht ; 
By aMeh you att may tasify, gsnttss, AmM'. 
f am a brttm drinhsr ttm • Po 

Enlsr DouN 
Mm. Doram I Doian I 

Gn. AhaU.mhaa 55 

To wtteoms am friond t 
Fcif toms liquor call ; 
A nsw or frssh foes 
Must not ailsr our foes. 
But mahs MS slili drink ths quiehsr : 60 

Wins, wins I O 'tis divins I 

Corns, fill it tMio our brothtr : 

What's at ths longus's snd. 

It forth dost stnd. 

And will not a syllabls smolhsr, 

Tksn 63 

It unloshs ths brtatt. 
And throws out ths rstt. 
And Ismfns us to know saeh othsr. 
Wins I wins I 

Dor. Had Uda, have you been here ever since ? 70 

Sir. Yes, faith ; thon seest the worst of us. We d«> 
banch 
In discipline. Pour^aad-twenty hours is 

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131 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act II.. Sc. s 

Ibe time : Barathea had tha mtcti tiMil|ht ; 
TtMoonow 'twUl ba tt mj tent, 

fier. Good 1 and d'yoa know iriiat hu fall'n oat to- 75 
nii^tr 

Sir. Yn, Gninarert and my tienteaanl<araiel ; 
But they an frtenda ajtatai. 

Dor. PUi, pWi I Hie yonng Palatine of Flocence 
And hla grave guardian — mrprlt'd to-night, 
Carr]r*d bf flie enemy out of his quarters. Bo 

Grm. Asaddekenbynkilooatof aback-flld^ 
Was't not so ? 

Dor. Is that aU i 

Grm. Yes. 
My eofonel did not love htm : be eats sweetmeats 83 

Upon a mardi too. 

Dor. Well— hark ye, worse yet I 

Abnerln'a gone I loioed the eonrt o< goard 
Where he was a prisoner, sod has made an escape I 

Grm. So pele and qiiritleaa a wretch 
Drew Priam's curtain in Vb» dead of nl^t, 90 

And txdd htm half his TMy was bamt 
H« was o< tuf mind ; I wonld have dcoe so myself. 

Dor. Well, 
Ihete is U^ enqilcloBs ahroad : ye tAaU 
See etrange discoveries i' the cooniBll of war. 95 

Grm. What cooncU ? 

Dor. One called this momhig. Vare all sent to. 

Grm. I will pat 00 clean linen, and speak wisely. 

VU. 'Sfoot. weH have a nmnd Ant. 

Grm. Bf all means, sir. 



Com, Iff tkt Slmti Ut^, i 

And drink mmmy ; 
Thrro it no hiuinttt obooo it : 

It ma r mt th* eoU brmn, 

Makot M f^«eik in Mf A alrmin ; 
Ht't a toot that dor* not opproro il. I 

Tho Maetdon yonti 

Uft Mind kirn Oil InM, 
Tkmt mo$kin$ it dont wiA mnek IMiiMig .- 

Ht drmiM mnd JU louikt, 

Tilththmd wkmt kt tongkt ,- 1 

Thtwortdmmtkitomnbytooddrinkinf. (fmwif 



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SCBHB III 

EmUr Gemxilu. or mm Ribbu, Palatinu or Tiocx 

AND HBMUOC, FlUHCBUA, AUIBSIH, IPHIOBHB 

Cm. Aa yoar irimd, 
Uy knd, be Iuh tha privUeg« of oun. 
And may enjoy t liberty we would 
Deny to enontoa. 

^te. I thutkyoarexoeUeoce. O IpUgeae, 5 

He doet not know 

TbBt tbott the nobler part of frieadabip bold'a^ 
And doat oUige, iriiUe I can but acknowledge. 

Mtn, OppoctHnlty to atateamea 
b aa the Jnat degree of beat to chymlati ; 10 

It pacfecta an the work : and In tUa pria'nor 
Tla oSeied. W« now are there, where men 
Shonid atill begin. To treat upon advantage, 
Hie Palatiae of Tftiok, and Heoteck, with Almarin, 
ShaU to the Ung : 15 

Patltfama dull be drawn, hamUe in fomtt 
Bat aneh for matter 

Aa Am bold Macedonian youth would aend 
To men he did deqriae for luxury. 

The flrat begeta opbikn of the worid, so 

Which kxdn not far, but co ttte ootaido dwella : 
Tit* other enfbrcea courage in our own ; 
For bold demandi muat Inldly be maintained. 

Troek. Let all go on atlU In flio public pame. 
But keep an ear open to particular oSera. 25 

Liberty and public good are like great olioa— 
If uat have the upper end atlU of oor tablea, 
Tbongh they are but for ahow. 

Fren. Would I bad ne'er eeen thia ahape 1 't hai polaoo 
In't 
Yet iriiere dwella good, if iU inhaUU there ? 30 

Jf«M. Pieaa much fcUglcii ; 
For, ttiou^ we dreaa the acruplea for the multitude, 
And for ouaelvea reaerve th' advantagea 
(It being mudi pretext), yet it la neceaaary : 
For thinga of laith an ao abitruaa and nice, 35 

They win admit dia[)nto eternally. 
So, bowaoe'er othu demandi appear, 
Theae never can be proved unreaaonable : 



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354 SIR JOHN SUCKUNG [Act 11., Sc 3 

The tobfect being oi w fln« • oatum, 
ItaotnibaitttttBelltoMBW,bat'Ni9w 40 

The triala whkb eondiid« «ll common donbti. 

Frmt. Hy lord, yoo nn v» m ill palnteta paint. 
Who, while ttiejr Itbonr to nuln facet lair, 
Nei^eel to mako them like. 

iph. Hadam. 45 

Ihm Is BO riilpwreck of your virtnea near, 
That yon eliould throw away any of all 
Yoar eteellencet to save the drareit, modoty. 

Gm. If they 
Proceed witti ua, we can retreat nnto 50 

Onr ei^oaltloaa and the peoide's votes. 
If they 

RefttM u wholly, then we plead the Uog'a 
Beaif^d, blocked up n tttaltly by some few, 
Rdlef can find no vnqr to enter to 55 

The Unf , or to get ont to na. 
Exclaim agataut it k»d, tlU the Polonlaaa 
Think it high InJtntlGe, and wlih m better yet 
Then easily do we rite unto oar endi. 

And will become their envy through their pity. 60 

At wont you may confirm onr party there. 
Increase it too. There la one Brennoralt ; 
Hen call him gallant, b«t a dlaccnteat : 
My coniin the Ung hath us'd blm lU. Him a hatidaome 
Whisper will draw. The aftemocm ahall perfect 63 

What we have looaefy now leaolv'd. 

tpk. If in disoonrse of beauty/ 
(So large an empire) I do wander, it will 
Become your goodneaa, madam, to set ma li^t. 
And, in a country, iriiere yon yonrteU Is queen, 70 

Not suSer atrangeis loee tttemselvea. 

Gnt. Wiat, making revengea. Palatine, 
And taking p risonera fair ladlea' hearta ? 

Ipk. Yea, my lord, 
And have no better fortune in tUa war 75 

Than in the otiwr : for, while I think to take. 
I am snrpris'd myself. 

Fftm. Dlasembler, wonU thou wert I {AtU* 

UtMi. You are a courtier, my lord. 
The Palatlae of Plocence, Almerin, 80 

Vnn grace the hymoueals : 
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Act II.. Sc. 4] TRAGEDY OF BRENNORALT 335 

111 court my lord in KbMDce : take off for you 

Tho UtU* stnncMUMM viigliu wsar at fint 

Look to the Palatine t [Ipkigmu tmoont 85 

Jtf«r. Hem ta't, my deamt Iphlgane 7 [Atidt 

Jpk. Hot woU, I would tetire. 

Gmt. A quabn ? 

tori.. lUi Gcdonr atole away : nnk down as water 
In a weattter-glaM preeaed by a warm hand. 90 

Mtnt. A ct^ial of kind lodo 

EmSir a Trumpet btintUd 

From the king I 
Jtfor. Let na withdraw, and hear liim. [EM$mit 



Sam TV 
EnUr Brkhhcmult, Dokah, RAausuN 

Dor. Yei^ to be nuuiied I What, are you mute now i 

BrtH. Tbou cam'tt too haatUy upon me, put'at 
So ckiae the coloan to mine ^e, I could 
Not Me. It ia imponitde. 

Dor. Impossible ? 

// 'tmtr* impmtibU, it ticnld b« oiktrwiu ; 5 

IFAal Ma you MMf^m iktn of ctmsUmty, 
Wkwr* 'tit w much Ouir nattm $0 loot ekMig$, 
Tkat, whan lk$y toy 6wi mkof (A«y ""'i 'W mmm 
TJUmmAm /or »iUI Qay do f 

Brm. She hardly knows him jret, in such an Instant. 10 

Dor, O, yon know not bow fire Aiei, wkon it dou ealeh 
LtgU maltar, wioman. 

Brat. No more of that I She la yet 

The most precloas thing In all my thou^ts. 
If It be BO. 
I am a lost thing in the world, Donui. [StuOtt tj 

Dor. How? 

Bron. Thou wilt in vain persuade me to be other. 
Life, «4ilch to others is a gcK>d, that they 
Enjoy, to me will be an evil, I 
SliaU suffer in. 30 

Dor. Lo(A on another face : that's [nresent remedy. 

Brt». How ill thou dost conclude I 
"Canae there are peatilent airs, vdiich kill men suddenly 
In health, must Oiere be sovereign, aa suddenly 
To cure in sickness ? 't never was in nature, [Eitit 35 



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H§ mima «f«Ai JkuM^ 
I WM ft fool to tiiink dsftUi ooljr fc^t 
The doon of lU-p«id love, irttea or ditdtln 
Or qrite oonld lot me oat u well I 

Dor. Rifbt: 
Were I «■ yoa, it ihoold no more trooUe ue 30 

To free myself of love than to aplt oat 
Tint iriikh made me etck. 

hn». I'll tall her ao, ttut ahe may laugh at me, 
Aa at a prieaoer threat'iiiiig hla gnard 
H« will break looae^ and so ia made the faster. 35 

She hath channa. [SImKh 

. Doran cam fetdi In a rebdliona hear^ 
E'en wliila it is caiupiiiB| Uber^. — 
ariulut&aU 

Tlie vlrtuei of her seac, and not the vices : 40 

Chaste and unsullied as first op'nlng UUes 
Or uDtoooh'd bnds. 

D«f. Chaste ? why, do yon Imioiir me. 

Because I throw myself not ofi a precipice ? 
Tis her ruin to be otherwise. 

Tbovgb we Uame thoee that Idll tiwmaelves, my lord, 43 
We pnlse not him lliat keeps himself alive. 
And deeerves nothmg. 

Brm. And 'tis the least 

She does triumph, irtiea she does bat appear : - 
I have as many rivals as beholders. 

1>or. All that increases bat onr Jealoasies ; 30 

If yon have now snch qualms for that yon have not, 
What will yon have for that yon shall poiiBia \ 

OvM. XhiUberetiot 
Know I have ttiess, because I have not ber. 
When I have her, I dull have these no more. 33 

Her fanqr now, her virtue then, will govern ; 
And, as I nse to watdt with doubtful eye 
The wavering needle In the beet sundial, 
Tin it has settled, tfasn the troaUe's o'er, 
Because I know, u4ien It Is fix'd, it's tme : 60 

So bare my doubts are all afore me. Snre, 
Doran, ctown'd cooqueron are but the ^rpes 
Of lovers, wUdi enjoy, and really 
Poeeeae what th' ottker have in dreams I I'll send 

e to him, 03 



Act II., Sc. 4] TRAGEDY OF BRENNORALT 237 

Dvr, Do,M»dl»ttoa|ht» iH *dinial TowhatpnipoMr 
If iIm low him, As will but tuts yga mom. 
' Lovon In f»voar, Bnononl^ 

An saiit«st»n In good fortniw ; Um mon yon Ht tlum, 
Hw mon Uwf fat 70 

Bran. 101 Mo her, then, this nl^t ; by Hmvea. I will I 

Dor. When P la the eittdel } 

Brm. Know wh«t, ud why I 

Dor. iMtiiU}. He nvet. [Aloud] Bnononlt I 

Brom. Let me alone I 
I oonjnn Utee, by the dlecntioa 75 

Left betwixt w— that'* tUne ; 
For mlM'a devoor'd by tnjufoe of {ortnii»— 
Leave nu to myeelf . 

Dor. I have done. 

Brom. U tbtn lach » peenge 80 

Aa dioti hast told me of Into Oe caatle 1 

Rmg. Then is, my lord. 

Bratt. And dar'st thou let me in ? 

il^. If yoa, my hud, will ventnn. 

Brm. then an no sentries near It } 

Bog. Nooe. 8> 

Brm, How to the chamber aftemud t 

^H- Her woman. 

Brm. What* a she ? 

Bag- A wicket to my tedy's eecnts, 

One that stands np to marriage with mo. 

Brm. Hun I {FUntt IMn m purtt 

Upon thy Ills ba secnt I 

Bog. Else aU ponlahment to Ingratltsda I 90 



I am a atom within tiU I am tten. 

ODoran, 

That that iriilch U eo pleasant to bdiold 

Sboold be such pain within I 

Dor. Poor Brennoralt I 

Thon art the martyr of a thousand tyrants : 
Love, hononr, and ambition reign by turns, 
And show their power upon thee. 

Brm. Why, let diem I I'm still Bianaoralt ' Bv'n 
Ungs 
Tlwrasrivea an by flielr servants ml'd sometimes : i 

Let ttieir own slaves govern them at odd hours. 
Yet not subject their persons or flieir powers.' [B»mmt 



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ACT III 

SdMB I 

EnUr IraiaBNC, ditf t n — d «t Uton, «■ mi • fantai 
Iph. What h&ve I got t^ diMi ^ n g pUuM. 
But u ft wretch iriikh vaatnrei to Um waib, 
Seeking the mieerr with paia abrowl. 
Ha tomd, bnt wImI; thw^t h' bad left at home } 
Fortttne, tiioa haat no tynnny beyond 3 

Thii osage. [Wt^ 

Would I had never hi^'d. 
Or had betlmet despalr'd 1 let never In 
The gentle thief, or kept him bnt a guert, 
Not made him lord of all I 10 

Tempeits of wind thw (at my atorma of grief 
Carry my tears, which ahould relieve my heart) 
Have buiried to the thanklen ocean clouda 
And ahowera, that needed not at all the courteey. 
When the poor {dalna have iangolah'd for the want^ 15 

And almoat burnt asunder. 
I'll have thla statue's place, and undertake 
At my own charge to keep ttie water full. [JUsf iotm 

Enlar Fmmcbua 
Frm. These fond Impreaaioas grow too strong upon me. 
They were at first without design or end, ao 

Like the first elements, titat know not what 
And wfay Vtuif act, and yet prodsc* strange things— 
Poor Innocent desires, Jonmeylng tttey know 
Not whither ; bnt now tbey promise to tfaemsehnes 
Strange ttilngs, grow Insolent, threateo no rest 95 

Tin Uiey be aatii^'d. 
What difference was between tiuse lords t 
The one made lov^ as If be by assault 
Would take my heart, ao forc'd It to defence ; 
While t'other blew It up with secret mines, 30 

And left no iriace for It. Here he Is I 
Teaia steal, too, from hia eyes. 
As If not daring to be known to pass 
That way. 

Hake it good, conning grief : thon knowM dwa oooidst 35 
Not dress tt^aelf in any other kitte. 
To make thee kively. 



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Ipk. ltpyi»i ksr}. Francelia I 
U, throng the Ignonutce of pUtCM, I 
Itev0 tatrnded tn your privacies, found ont 40 

FoiUddan paths, 'Us fit yon pwdoo, madam ; 
For 'tii my melancholy, not I, ofieods. 

Frmi. So gfeat a melancholy would well become 
Mlachincea, mch as time could not rqwlr. 
Thoee of the war are but the petty cures 45 

Of eveiy coming hour, 

Ipk. Imtidt]. Why 
Should I not tall her all r since 'tis in her 
To save my life ? Who knows, but Ae may be 
Gallant so fac, as to undo herself 30 

To make aootiwr happy t 
[iHowQ Madam, 

The aMldents <rf war contribute least 
To my sad thought* (If any such J have)— 
Impciaooroent can never be, 55 

Where the place holds what we must love; and yet 

J^fM. Uy lord t 

Ipk. In this imprisonment 

Frtm. Proceed, 

My lord. 

/pA. I dare not, madam. 

Fnm. I see. 60 

I do disturb yon, and enter upon secrets. 
Which «4ien I know, I cannot serve you in them, 

ipk. O, most of any I Yon are the cause of all. 

Ptmt. I, my locd } 

Ipk. Yon. madam, yon alone 1 

Fnm. [muI*]. Alas, that 'tis to soon to understand t 65 

ipk. Must not you many Almerin } 

Fran. They tell me 'tis deslgn'd. 

/^. If he have you. 1 am for ever loet. 

Fnm. Lost I 
The heavens foMA they should design so ill ; 70 

Or. when they shall, that I should be the canae I 

!pk. [mtid$l. Ha I 
Her eyea are strangdy Und : she [Hwnpti me excellently. 
Stars, be pn^tioua : and I am safe I — 
A way I not expected. 75 

Fnm. [mtidt]. His pasdon labouia for vent. 

/^. Is there a hope yon will not give yourself 
To Almerin f 



a40 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act III.. Sc. a 

Prw». Iljr lord, tfab *lr )• common : 
The tnOa ■mWUa an pleamnter. [SjHI 

Iph. Invltatkm t Bo 

God of dedrM, boUiid, and fill ms now 
Wtk langnage, nch tfaon land'at thy favoutltN, 
When thon wonldat give them eaqr vktoilea ; 
AndlteglvaflweaUtlqrcnwltiM. [B*A«^A«r 



Bttkr Palahkb or Tkooc, and HiitaccK. AtireuN, 
BuinionAi.T, Locda 

Mmu. Coodder, too, that tboee 
Who ire neceaaitated to nae videoM 
Have fliat been vMeat by oece«ity. 

iW. Bat atUl yoa Jndce not rtfit 
Of ttie prerogative ; ' For oft it atanda 
With pow'r and law. aa with oar &lth and leaaon : 
It ie not aU againat that it above,' 
My lard. 

»d Lori. Yoa Uttmanlana had of all leaat raaaoa ; 
For, woold the king be nnjoat to yon, he cannot, i 

Where ttMce'e eo Uttle to be had. 

Ahm. Vben there la least, Uiere'a liberty, my lord ; 
And 'tie more injnry to poll halia from 
The b^ than bom the bothy heads. JTIuy go off tMing 

PtU. Brennoralt, a went I [H« piiU Br mmonU i 

Hy lord, tlitt wodd hath caat its eye open yon. 
And muk'd yoa oat one of the foremost men. 
Y* have bnsled fame tlie earliest <d a^. 
And send her atlU on errands. 

Hoch of tiie bravery of your nation i 

Has taken up ita lodging in yoa ; and gallant nao 
Bat copy from yoa. 

Brm. Tie goodly language tiila : wliat woald it mean ? 

Pti, The lithaaniaos wiib yoa well, and wander 
So mncb desert dtoald Im so ill rewarded. i 

Brtm. Good. 

Pa/. While all the gifts the crown is mistress of 
An plac'd npco the empty. 

Brm. StUl I take yon not. 

Pal. Then,tobe^ain,oararmywoaklbsproadofyoa ; i 
Fay the neglected scores of merit doable. 



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All ttUkt yoa boM ben of commud, aad «4ut 
Your fcrtnne in tfali Slgtonmod haa •oller'd. 
Rspolr, and msk« It Uini than at fint. 

Brm. How I 3S 

Than noUiliig 7 Lord I til0e below Ul langoaga I 
How cama it In tfay beart to tsmpt my honour } 

■nvck. Hy kml ? 

Brm. Doat think, 'catua I am angiy with 
Tba Ung and ttate aoraotlmot, I am bUen ont 
Vnth virtua and myaelf t 40 

Draw I diaw I or by goodneaa 

Treek. What muna your tordtblp ? 

BtvH. Draw, I lay I 
H« ^t would tiilnk ma a viUain, la one ; and I 
Do wear thli toy to pnrga the worid of audi. 45 

Bnltr KiHO or Pound. Lorda, Ubudor. Miwnx 
nmy'n aav'd tikee. Wert tfaon cood-nator'd. 
Hum wooldat love the king the batter during life. 

King. M they be jiut, ttiey call foe gracious answers ; 
^eedy, bowe'er, we promise. 

\Tkty Mkittiht Kin^t kmmd 

Alt. Long Uve great Slgismund t 50 

firm. The litbuaniana, air. 
Are tA the wilder sort of creatures, must 
Be rid with cBvlions and with harsh curbs. 
And. since tite war can <»ily make them tried, 
What can ba naed but sworda } where men have Ul*n 35 
¥nm not respecting royalty, unto 
A liberty of ofiending i^ what thog|fr 
Their numbera possibly equal yours, sir ; 
And DOW, Ian' A hy necessity, like cats 
In narrow rooms, fliey fly up In your face ? 60 

Ihink yon rebellion and loyalty 
Are empty names 7 and ttiat In subjects* hearts 
Tb^ doo't botfa give and take away the courage ? 
Shall we believe there is no di&orence 
In good and bad 7 flutt tliere's tw punishment 65 

Or no protectico ? forbid it, heaven I 
If, wlien great Pcdand's honoar, safety too. 
Hangs la dispute^ we should not draw our swords, 
Why were we ever taii|^t to wear 'em, sir 7 

Ui. This late commotion in yoot kingdom, sir, 70 

Is like a growing wen uptm flu face. 



^ SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act III.. Sc. a 

Whkh u we oaOBot look on bat with tnaUe^ 

So taks't away we cannot bnt with danger. 

War there hath foaleit face, and I oKWt fear It. 

Where the pntenoe is fair*at. Rdlgloa 73 

And liberty, noet qwcknte oamet, tfaey nrgv ; 

Which, like the bUle of mtbUe moantdtanki. 

FUl'd wHh great pronlaee (rf caring all, 

Tbou^ by ttie wlw pan'd by ae oraunon cooenife. 

Yet 'by th' unknowing moltltiide ttiey're etUl 80 

Adndr'd and fiock'd onto. 

Xt'iif . U there no way 

To diMbwe them ? 

Md. AH li now too Ute. 

' The vnlgar In religion are like 
Unknown landa; thoee that flnt poMBw them have 

Then, eir, eoiukler, Joetneee of eanee is nothing : 95 

When tUngs are rlien to the point they are, 
Til dthar not examin'd or bdleved 



The better cawe the (kedani had of yore : 

Yet were Vua gode tttemeelvee divided in't ; 

And the font ravidter found ai good proteetloa 

Aa the much Injnr'd bneband. 

Nor an yon, ilr, ••mr'd of all behind 3roa ; 

For, thoogh your person In yonr nbjects' hearts 

Stands bl^ily hononr'd and belov'd, jrot are 

Ttieie oertain acts of state, wbkh men call grievances, 

Ateoad ; and, thongfa they bare them in the times 

Of peaoe, yet will they now perthanoe seek to 

Be bee, and throw them off. * For know, dread sir. 

The common people an much like tiie sea, 

That sufien things to fsU and shik onto 

Tbe bottom in a cahD, iriiich, in a stonn 

Stbr'd and enrag'd, It lifts, uid does keep np.* 

Then time distempers cures more salMy, sir. 

Than piqnie does, or Instant Mting-Uood : 

Religion now Is a young nUstress tb»re. 

For iriilch each man will fl^t and die at least 1 

Let It akoe a 1AIK and twUl become 

A Und <A msny'd wUe : people win be 

Coatant to live with It In quietness, 

If thatatlesstmsybe. Uy voice Is ttierelore, sir. 

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Htm. Were, lir, the qnettloa eimpljr war or peace, 
It were no more thao ibortlr to be aak'd, 
Whether we woakl be well or 111 ; 115 

Since war Am iickiien of the kingdom la. 
And peace the health. But here I do ctnceivo 
TwUl rather lie, wheUter we had not better 
Bndnra iharp dcknea* for a time, to «n|oy 
A perfect atrenfth, titan have it la n gutah on na ; 120 

For peace and war in an Inceataoaa line 
Hav* etill b^ot each other, 
Thcae men ^at hli^ now have broke all lawa, — 
Tbe great one only 'tie 'twixt man and man — 
What lafBty can they promlee, thon^ yon give It I 135 

WU they not atlll ctupsc^ and Jnatly too, 
That all thoao dvil bonds new-^nade ihotild be 
Brcdcm agahi to them 7 So,beingatUl 
In lean iwd jealooalea themaalvea, yon must 
Infect the people ; * for in anch a caao 130 

The private aafety la tbe publlo tnmble,' 
Hw wiU Uiey ever want pretext ; ' aince he 
That win ■«*in*fi>n It with hla aword he'a injnr'd. 
May say*t at any time,' 

Thw, lir, aa tenible aa war i^peara, 13} 

Uy vote it lor't i nor ihall I ever care. 
How «gty my plqnlclan'a bee ihall be. 
So he can do the cure. 

Lord. In vont'rlng phyalc, 1 think, air, none ao mndt 
Cooaldara ti>e doctor'a face as his own body. 140 

To keep on foot tite war with all your wants 
Is to let Uood, and take strong potions 
In dangerona ilrliiifiii 

Kinf. I see, and wonder not to find, my knds. 
This difference la opinion : tbe snbjact'a laiige ; 143 

Nor can we tliere too mnch dispute, iriiere, irtien 
We err, 'tis at a Ungdom'a chaiges. Peace 
And war are In themselves Indiflereot ; 
And time doth stamp them either good or bad : 
But here the {riaca is mnch consldmble. I50 

' War in our own is like to too mnch beat 
Wtfain, U maltet the body tick : when in 
Another conntry, 'tis bat exerdae ; 
Conveys that heat abroad, and glvea it health.' 
To that I bend my tfaoni^ts, bnt leave it to 155 

Our greater cooncU, «4iich we now aiaemUe : 

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Hcaatinu, axduiifa of pcls'iun only wa 
AnaDtnnto. 

Lord. Motidnf of tnico, tix ? 

Kint. No : well not talu «p 

Qulot at litf net : perf«et pMca or noUiing, 160 

' CoMaticMu for ihort ttniM ia mr us Uko 
Small fits of haaltfa in deqi^to maladiM ; 
Which, iriiOe tfao fautant pain Meou to abate, 
Flattan Into drtiaadt and woiae attata.' [AmmI 



SCBNB III 

Sntiv ImoBMB. M itaUng to JUr ctMibr Fkamcsua, Ser- 
vants with UgUi, Hon&T, Mwf otmMiv SokUor 

/^ I have not left myself a fair ntreat, 
And must be now ttw blest object of your love^ 
Or subject of yooz sconi. 

Frmm. I fear some traadieiy. 

And that mine eyes have given intelUganee. 
Unless yon ko«w ttere woald be weak defence, 5 

Yon dnrst not tUnk of taUng in a heart. 
As soon as yoo set down before it. 

ipi. {4m • iMiptr}. Coodemn my love not of such food 
anUtloB, 
It aims not at a couinest, bat exchange, 
nancella. [In * w k iip tr to 

Mar. They're vety great In ttiis short tims. [A$Ut 

Sci, lis ever so. 
Young and handsome an made acquaintances in aatnia ; 

so 
When they meet, tfa^ have the less to do. It Is 
For age or ugBness to make ^iproacbss, 13 

And ksep a distance. lAri4$ 

Ipk. When I shall see oUier perfectioo. 
Which at tiM best will be but other vani^, 
Not more I shaU not love it. 

Frtm. TIs still one step not to despair, my lord. so 

[BMunl Ifkignu, Frmnetlim, mud SmmOt 

Mar. Dost think he wUl fi^t } 

Sot. IVoth, it may bs not. 

Nature, in ttioee floe pieoes, does as painters ; 
Hangs out a pleasant e 
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But • coATW caovaa in tiw aalnd tntth, 33 

Orwowatlj^tttufi. 

Mor, I hsvo a gnat mind to taite liiiii. 

S«l, Fl« I a priMuer ? 

Jtf«p. By dill hand. U I dKmiAt 
H« co(irt»d mj coraoel'i mlatreM in eanust I 

Jb-MiM* IraioBHB, < Waiting-woman wntiMf a^ Jbr 
Worn, [to ipk.} Uy lord, 30 

Ify lonl, my lady tUnkt th« jtmamlna walln 

Wll be the finer : the freilmeaa of th' morning 

Takes ofi the strength o' th' heat, she says. 
iph. Tla weU. [ExU 

Mor. Uew I do it so ? 

I sospect vUdly. Well follow him, and see 35 

If he be to far qualified towards a soldier. 

As to drink a cnuh In'a cbambar. 

£«tor Raoubum : As pMt Iht WaUtni-womtm Uek 

Sag. What are tiiese keys t 

Worn. Hark you, 1 dar» not do It. 

A^. How? 

Worn. Uy lady wUl find 

Sag. Scniplss ? Are my hopes 40 

Become yonr fears ? There was no other way 
I should be anything in tiUs lewd world ; 
And now — 'sfoot, 1 know she longs to see blm too. 

Worn. Does she ? 

Rof. Do 3rott think ha would dedre H else ? 

Worn. Ay, but 45 

Aof. Why, let me secnie it all. 
Ill say I fonad tite keys, or stole them. Coma. 

Worn. Well, If you ruhi all now — here, these enter tite 
garden from Uie works : that, the privy walks : and tha^ 
the back stairs. Then you know my chamber t 30 

Mag. Yea, I know your chamber. {Exmiit 



Scnn IV 
Bnitr BttsHironatT 
Arm. Heoomeanot. 
One wise tbon^t mor^ and I return. I < 
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The bcdd M far, bat ttlU It tutu o' tb' nah. 

ytbj, M it tute I It tMtM of lov« too ; and 5 

To all tctfaMU 't glvM ft pratty nlMi, that 

Btiltr Raousuh 
Rag. Hy lord ? 
Bmt, O, haro I 

Bmf. 'Sfoot, y'ars upon our wntrin ; 

Hove (m this hand. [EMmnt 

Enltr «(aAi Brshnoralt mut Raoubuh 
Btmi. Whwe ar» we now ? 

Sag. Entering part of the fort : 

Yoor lordihlp mut be wet a Uttle. [EmmhU to 

Tt«y iHttr mgmin 

Brm. Why, 
An there hare no (uarda ? 

Rmg. There needi none : you preagntly 

Must pan a fdace, where one's an amy in 
Defence, it is so steep and strait. 

firm. 'TIS well. 

Rag. These are the step* of danfer. Look to yoar way, 1 5 
Hylord. 

SfM. I do not And such diScnlty. 
Wait me hereabonts. lEait RMgusHn 

EnUr Fkamcbua, 41 m • htd, mIhp^ ; BaumoKALT irtmt Iks 

mrtonu 
So mlseri took upon their gold, lAlcfa, <rtille 
Tliey Joy to see, they fear to lose ; tlia pleasure so 

O* tite sight scarce equalling ttte jealonqr 
Of being dispossew'd by others. 
Her face is lUra the HiUiy Way i' tfa*sky, 
A meeting of gentle U^ts without name. 
Heavens I 23 

Shall this fresh <»ntment of the wnU, ttiis precious 
Lov eli Bses pess, with other cmnmon things, 
Amongrt the wastes of time ? What pity 'twere t 

Fnm. [nwMNf ] Bless me I 
b it a vision, or Brennoralt ? no 

Brm. Bnsmoralt, lady. 

FhM. ^ennoralt ? innocence goard me I 

WlMt is't yoa have done, my lord ? 

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Id too good ertate U I knew irtut I did. 
Bat irtty uk 70a, madam ? 

Fra». It much amasei m« 33 

To thtak bow yon cams hither, and what conld tiriitf 

you 
T'eodaogsr tiuu my hooour and your owtt life I 
HodUng but aaving of my brothw could maha 
Ho now prasonra you. 

Brm. Reiooach me not ths fcdUee yon jrontadi 40 



I am redac'd to ineh extnmlty, 

That Lovo himadi (faJ^ tyiaat aa lis it). 

If Iw oould eoe, would pity me. 

FrmH, I nnderatand yon not. 43 

Bnn. Would heaven you dU, for 'tie a pain to tell 
yon : 
I come f aecuBB you of injuatice, madam I 
Yon Ant bc^jot my paeelon. and wae 
Coiitsnt (at leaat yon aeon'd ao) it ihould live ; 
Yet since would ne'er contribute unto 1^ 30 

Not look npon't ; aa if yon had desired 
Its being for no other end, bat for 
Hm pleanre of its min, 

Frtm. Why do yon labour thus, to make me guilty Oi 
An Injniy to you — to yon, wliich, vdien 55 

It is one, all mankind is alike engag'd, 
And must have quarrel to me ?. 

Bf§n. I have dime ill ; you chide me justly, madam. 
I'll lay't not on yon, but on my wretched self ; 
For I am taught that heavenly bodies 60 

Are not malicious in Ihoir influence. 
But by the dlsposlttoQ of tiM subject 
They tell me yon must marry Abnerin } 
Sure, anch excellency ou^t to be 

The recompense of virtue, not the sacrlflG* 65 

Of parents' wisdom. Should it not, madam ? 

^nni. 'Twonld injure me were It thought otherwise. 

Bnn. And shall he have yon then, that knew 3rou yester- 
day? 
Is tiiere in martyrdom no jnatar way, 

But he, that holda a finger in the fire 70 

A little time, should have the crown from them. 
That have endur'd the flame with constancy ? 

Fnm. If the discovery will ease your thoughts, 



34S SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act III., Sc 4 

My lord, know Aboerin ii H the nun 
I never Mw. 

Br#ii. Yon do not numry then ? 75 

Condemned men thus hekr, and tbm receive 
Reprlevee. Om qnettioo more, and I wn gone : 
It there to ladtnde ol eternity 
A hope lor BrennonUt 1 

Frtm. Hy lord ? 

firm. Have I 

A place at all, vdien yon do think of men ? So 

Frmk. Ily lord, a high one : I mnst be etnynlir, 
Did I not >«lne yon. Ttw mrld doee eet 
Croat mtM npon yon; and yon have Ant deaerv'd 

Brm. It thlt aU ? 

Frm. AU. 

Brm. O, belenUndfOrkliider: 

Give roe more pity or more cruelty, 85 

FranceUa r I cannot live with thli, nor die. 

Frmi. I fear, my lord, yea mutt not hope beymd it. 

Srm. Not hope ? {Vimgt Umulf 

TUi, tan, to not the body tothl* nnl : 
It waa mlttaken. ahufRed In throus^ haate. 90 

Vhy alee ahonld that have ao mnch love, and thia 
Want lovetinen to make that love recelv'd ? [Ht iMitt 
IwUlraiae 

Honour to a point it never waa — do thlnge 
Of aiwh a vlrtnoua gieatoeaa die ihall love me. 95 

She ahall ; I will deaerve her, thongfa I have her not. 
There'a eanetttlng yet in that. 

Madam, wUlH plMtae yon, pardtm my oBence ? 

OFnteei 

That I mnit call thna my affection I 100 

Prmtt. I will do anything, ao yon will think 
Of me and of yonraelf, my lord, and bow 
Yonr atmy endangere boOi. 

Br»n. Atoa I 
Yonr pardon la mora n ec ewa iy to 105 

Hy life, Oian Ufe to me. But I am gone, 
Blenlnga, anch aa my wtohea for yon in 
Their extaaies could never leach, fall on yon I 
May ev'rything contrlbnte to preaerve 
That exc'lence (my deatmcttoQ), tlll't meet joys no 

In love, great aa the tormenta I have In't I \0Kit 



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ACT IV 
SOMB I 
Bnkr BuNHOUl-T 
Brm. Whjr to, 'tis wcU. Fortniw, I thftok ttwe lUU. 
I dare not mU tbw vUUln neltbDr : 'tww 
Plotted from tiw fint, thaf ■ certain ; It k>oka tlwt way. 
HmnI 
CaMi^t in a trap. Hen'i ■omettiing yet to trmt to. 

[7aMin>or4 
Ihii waa tliB mtry, these ttta ataiia ; 
But wUtfaer aftanraida ? 
Ha that ia anre to peririi oa the land 
Hay quit the nicety of card and compaaa ; 
And aafo. to hie dlaentkn, pnt to aaa : 
Ha ahall have my hand to't [Exit 

BnUr Raoublim and Osill* tlu wailini^totmtn 

Mag. Look I by this light, 'tia day. 

Orf. Not by Uila ; by f other 'tia indeed. 

Kag. Thoa art auch another fiieco of temptatkn. Hy 
lord lavea by thistlma. A hundred to one, the tfmtinftli 
will discover ns too : then I do pay for ni|^t-vatch. 

Ori. Fie upon thee I thou art ai fearfnl as a young colt. 
Boggiest at everything, fool ? As U lovers had con^er'd 
bouts I 111 pe^ in. [Sht ptsfii 

Kag. I am as weary of this wench as If I were married 
to hit. She hangs upon me like an ape npoo a horse. 
She's as common, too, as a barber's gjass ; coosdenc'd, toOt 
like a dy-d^^ier I 

Ori. Ihere's nobody witUn: my lady sleqw tills boor at 
least. 

A«f . Good, tiM devil's even with me : not be an honest 
man neither. What coarse now 7 

lU-mtltr Brbhnoiult and m Guard 
iif Sat. Nay, sir, we shall ordsr yon now. 
Brm. Dogs I - , «^ 

Frt. What tumult's this ?— ha I Brennoralt I 'tis ha 
ta spite of bis disguise : what makea he here t 
He's lost for ever, if he be disoover'd : 
How now, companions, why do you use my friend tfana ? 



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3jO SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act IV., Sea 

Sol. Your friend, my loid ? U he Im yonr friend, h'u 
Uwd lu u 111. H' haa played the devil unoogat na ; 33 

Six of our men are auTgeaaa' work tlUa montli. 
Wa foand bin climUng the walls. 

and Sot. He had no won! neittier, 

Hor any lanctuge but a blow. 

Pn. Yon will ba doing ttieaa wad tfalngi, my locd. 
Good faith, 40 

Ye an to blame ; if y* had de8lr*d to view Iha walls 
Or trenchei^ *twaa bat Mpoo3dOf ; we an not nice. 
I would myaelf have waited on yon : 
Th' are the new outwixks yoo would see perdtanoe. 
Boy, Mns me 45 

Black Tempeat round about and tlie grey Barbary : 
A trumpet oome aloof too t 
My lord, weil taka the Beam way and privatar 
Here throni^ the aally-pOTt. 

Bnm. What a devU to thto 1 

Sure I dream. [Extimt. Mmumt Gumrd 

Sd. How you aia ao offidoua I 30 

Md Set. Death I could I gneaa ha waa a firiend ? 

Set. Twaa ever to be thought ; how riiould he cone 
thenelae? 

2nd Sot, Friend or no friend, he mig^t have left ua 
Something to pay the auifeaa with. Grant me that. 
Or I'n beat you to't [£wimi« 53 

SCSHB II 

ffttor Fkmoum m4 Brbhmobalt 

Pn. Brennoralt, 
Start not : I pay tbee back a life I owe ttiee, 
And bleaa my atara thay gave me power to do't ; 
The debt lay heavy on me. 

A faorea wmita you there, a trumpet too, iriiich you 5 

Hay keep, lest ha ihould prate. Ho ceremony, 
Tls dangeroua. 

Bren. Thou haat aatonidt'd ma : 

Thy jrouth hath triumphed in ma single act 
O'er all the age can boast ; and I will stay 
To tell tiiee ao, waia they now firing all 10 

Their cannoos on me. Farewell I gallant FMaoUn, 
And may reward, great as thy virtue, crown ttwa I 

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SCSMB III 
BnUe Iphiqbhb »md Pkamcbua 

Frrnn. A peace will come, uul then jrou miut be (one , 
And irtMther, v4un yon once are got upon the wing. 
You will not stoop to what ehell riio, belora ye 
Fly to loae Inre with noie temptation gamiih'd, 
la a nd queetloo. 3 

tpk. Can you have donbta, and I not lean ? By thia 
The readieat and tiie aweetest oatli [kii$$i ktr}, I ewear 
I cannot so secoie mysell of you. 
But In my ab aence I shall be in pain. 
I have cast up vdiat it will be to stand lo 

The governor's anger, and, which ia more hard. 
The love of Almerin. I hold thee now 
But by thy own free grant — a sUght security I 
Alas t It may faU out, giving thyself. 

Not knowing thine own worth or went of mine ; I5 

Thou mayst, like klnga deceiVd, resume the gift 
On better knoiriedge back. 

Fnm. If I so easily change, 
I was not worth your k>va : and by ttw Um 
You'U gain. ao 

iph. But, when y'are Irrecoverably gone, 
*Twill be alight comfort to persuade myself 
Yon had a fault, when all that fault must be 
But want of love to me ; and that again 
Find in my much defect ao much excuse, 25 

That it wiU have no worse name tiian discretion, 
If UDCOoeem'd ^ou] do cast It up — I must 
Have mote aasniance. 

FnM. You have too much already , 

And sure, my lord, yon wonder, while I Uush, 
At snch a growth In young a&ecti<ms. 30 

Ipk. Why should I wonder, madam ? 
Love, that from two breasts sucks, must of a child 
Quickly become a yiant. 
Dunces In love stay at the alphabet : 

The Insplr'd know all before, and do begin 3) 

StUlhlgfaer. 

Enttr Waitimo-Woiuh 

Worn. Madam, 
Almerin retum'd has sent to Idss youi hands. 
I told him you were busy. 

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353 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act IV.. Sc 4 

Ann. Hnat I, ray lord, be bnqr ? 40 

I nwjr Im civil, dMtugh not Und. Tell blm 
I wait him In ths gsUaiy, 

tph. IwMtptr*]. Hfty I not U« your bud this ni|^t t 

Frmt. Tlw worid ia full of Jealoni tjvt, my lord ; 
And, vraro tlur all lock'd v^, yon are a epy, 45 

Onee entar'd In nqr chamber at ttiansa honra. 

/^. The virtue of F^ancelia la too aafa 
To need thoae little arta of preaervation. 
That to divide onradvea, la to diatniat omadvea. 
A chembln deapatchea not on earth 50 

Th' aSaira of heaven with greater innocenoe 
Than I will viait ; tia bat to take a leav»— 
I bee. 

Pnm. When yon are (oing, my lord. [Bxmmt 

Bnttr Almbuh, Hokat 

Atm. Pttfi I Thon Ueat, thou Ueet. 35 

I know he playa with womankind, not lovaa it. 
Thon art Impertineot. 

Mop. Tla the canp-talk, my lord, tiiough. 

Aim. The camp'a an mm ; let me hear no more oo't. 

[SxMMfMMif 

SCSHI IV 

BnUr Gmiiibvbrt, Vilumor, tmd MAannL 

Cm. And Aall we have peace ? I am 
No aoooer eober bnt the atats ia ao too. 
If 't be thy will, a trace for a mooefli only. 
I kmg to refireah my eyea, by tide hand : 
They have been eo tir*d with loddng upon facea 3 

Of tfala coontiy. 

Vii. And ehaU the DonaieUa 
To irfKNn we with eo well-a 
Look babiaa asain in our «yea4 ? 

Gn. Ah I 10 

A qnrlghtly girl above fifteen, that melta, 
When a man bnt takea her by tiie hand ; tym fnU 
And quick ; witii breath aweet at dottUe vkdeta. 
And whdeaame aa d)dng leavea of a tT aw b err i ea ; 
Thick aUkeo eyebrowa, hi^ upon the lordiead ; 13 

And dieeka mlng^ wlfli pale atreaka of red, 
Sodt aa the bln^dng morning never wore. 

VU. Ob, my chopa, my dupe 1 



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Act IV.. Sc. 41 TRAGEDY OP BRENNORALT aS3 

Gm. WithuiiDwtiiOBth,mun4«eth.«iidUi)«nraUliig, 
As U A» poated ao 

Vil. Hold. hoM, hold I 

Gf». Hair curUng, wid oovw'd. like budi of mujorun ; 
Put tisd In iMfUgMoa, put looMly fiowing 

M^. Tynuit, tyoMt, tynat I 

Cm. In a plnk-colonr taflate pettkoat, 23 

lUtc'd amock-alMvM daogUns I Thli vlsliai ■td'n 
Fkom her own bed. and nuUiiif into ona't ohambu I 

Vit. O good Cninevnt, good Grainevert 1 

Grm. Wth a wax candia in her hand, loddng 
A* Uahe had loat bar w^. at twelve at night. 30 

JIfar. Oii, any honr, any hour I 

Gf». Now I tlilnk on't, by ibis hand, I'U niaity, and be 
long-UVd. 

Vit. toag-Uv'd I how ? 

Gra. Oh, he that has a wile eata with an ^ipetite ; h'aa 
a very good atomach to't firat Thii living at large is very 35 
deatnetive. Variety la like rare sances ; provokes too far, 
and drawa on snrfeita more than th' other. 

Enttr Ddram 

Dor. So; 
la this a time to fool hi f 

Gr». What* a the matter } 

Dor. Draw out yonr choice autk 40 

And away to your Cwonel immediately. 
llure'a woA towarda, my boys, there's work. 

Grt. Art in earnest t 

Air. By this li|^t. 

Cm. There's something in that yet. 45 

TJUi woMiy aNV, 

Noitkor night nor dtty .- 

POMUpOU it/ 
A ttorm it worth a Umtt O HJ 50 

Of your calm ; 
Thm'M mart vmiOy im it. [EMOunt 

SCBNB V 

Sntir Alhiiim mtd Frahoua, or IsMAig ntrfUiOy 
Aim. Madam, that ihows the greatneet of my pauion. 
Frmt. The Imperfection rather : jealou^'s 



254 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [ActIV.,Sc.s 

Ho better tisn of lom, my lord, ttuun ionn m 
Of Ufa : tiMjr riMw then to « being, Uumgfa 
lmiMir*d tuA periling ; «»d thst, ftfiection. 5 

Bat dok end in dtoorder. I Uks't not. 
Yonr MTvant [fi**' 

Aim. So abort and aonr 7 tbe diange is vtoiUe. 

Snitr InuomB 
/^. Dear Abnerin, wdcoow, y' have boea aboeot 

Aim. Not vefjr hing. 

/^. To me it hath appear'd ao. to 

What aaya our camp ? am I not Uamed there ? 

Aim. Thay wonder 

/Aji, While we amlle. 

How have yon tonnd the king incUnhig ? 

Aim. Wen, 

The treaty i* not brdten, nor holdi it. Thingt 
Are irture they were : 't haa a Und of face of peace. 15 

Yoo, my Iwd, may, «*«i yon pleaae, retam. 

/Aji^ I( Abnerin 1 

Aim. Yea, my lord. 
IllglveyoaaneacHie. 

/^A. 11a least hi my deiirei. 

Aht. Horn) 

tpk. Snch prtoooi are beyond aU liberty. ao 

Aim. U't poaalUe 7 

/^A. Seema it strange to yon I 

Aim. **•• 

NotataU. What, yoo find the ladles Und 7 

tpk. [imikt]. CivU. 

Aim. Yon make hnra weU too, tiwy say, my lord. 

M. Pass my time. »5 

Aim. Address onto Franeelia 7 

ipk. ^^^ I**'- 

Ah*. DyoQ know she to my mistress, Falattaie 7 

Iph. Ha? 

Aim. lyyoa know die to my mistress ? 

jAjk. I have been told to. 

Aim. And do yon court her then 7 30 

M. [tmtUt]. Why, 
If I Mw the enemy flnt, would yon not charge 7 

Aim. [tUs]. Me does allow it too, by Heaven I 
Lai^ at me too. lAlaUl Thon fUoher of a heart. 



Act IV., Sc. 5] TRAGEDY OF BRENNORALT 355 

FklM u thy tltlo to FnnedU, 3j 

Or tMtby friuuUiip, irttlch with tUi [A-mm] I do 
Throw hy. Dnw I 

Ipk. IVhat do yon mean I 

Ahm. I Me 

Th« cunning now of nil tfay lova, and why 
Then cwn'tt w timely Und, luSering ■nqnlso. 
Drawl ^o 

Ifh. I wiU not draw. KlU me : 
And I ahaU bav« no tnnibk In my doath. 
Knowing It li yonr pleamre ; 
Aa I riuill have no pleamre in my life. 
Knowing 'tla yonr troaUe. 

Aim. (»t.I)oor 1 look'd for thla. 45 

I knew fli' wooldet find twaa eaaler to do 
A wiQQg than Jnttifr it. But 

/^. I will not fi^t. Hear me I 
If I love you not more than I love her ; 
If I do love her man tiian for your aaJra, 50 

Heaven atiangely punlah me. 

Ahm. Take heed how thoa 

Xtoet iday with heaven I 

iph. By aU that'a Just, and fair 

And good ; by all that yon bold dear, and men 
Hold giea^ I never had laadvloui flioufl^t. 
Or e'er did action that might call in doubt 55 

lly love to Alnwrin. 

Aim. That tongue can chann me into anything, 
I do beUeve't : prithee, be wlier then. 
Give me no furtiier cause of jealousy ; 
Hurt not mine honour more, and I am well. 60 

/^. But weU ? Of aU 
Our paaaloni. I wander nature made 
The wrait, foul jealooty, her favourite. 
And, if it be not lo, irtiy took ahe care. 
That everything Aonld give the monster nonilah- 65 

ment, 
And left OS nothing to destroy it with i 

Akm. Prithee,.no more ; thon jdead'tt eo cunningly, 
I fear I diall be made the guil^, and need 
Tlqr pardon. 

I^. If yoa could read my heart, yonld won. 

I irill be gone to-moROw, U that will satisfy. 70 

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I AM not rwt until my tauoomee 

Be mads u pUn u objecta to flu mum. 

Aim. Coaifl, 
Yon dull not so, 111 think npon't no mora. 75 

* Diatnuta rnln not frtendihip. 
But bnild it fairar tiian It waa bOon.' [Amtnt 



Scan VI 
Entte BtxHNOuLT, Ciqrtains, Stuthbham, Doiuui 
Brm. No mors bnt ton frooi vntj company ; 
Foe many bands ar« thlevaa. 
And lob the Klo«r, wfaUa thcr take ttidr ihan. 
How goea tbe night ? 

Sir. Hall apont, my lofd : 5 

Wc iball have atralc^t tbe moon't weaker light, 
firm. Tla tirae, then. CaU in ttw officen. 

£itlfrO&cen 
Friends, U yon were men that mnat be talk'd 
Into courage, I had not choeen yon. 

Danger witti ita visard oft before this time 10 

Y' have look'd upon, and outfae'd It too : 
We are to do the trick again— thafa aU. 

Here [Onmt kU t mari 

And yet we will not swear ; 

For be, that dulnks In fuch an acthm, 15 

Is damn'd without the help of perjury. 
Doran, if from tbe virgln-tow'r tbou sfrfest 
A Aanu^ audi as the east sends forth about 
The time the day should break, go tall the king 
I hold Am caatls for bim : Ud him come on ao 

mth all bis force ; and he sbaU find a victory 
So cheift, 'twill bise the value. If I fall. 
The world has lost a tiling It ns'd not well ; 
And I, a tiling I car'd not for — that worid. 
Sir. Leadusoo,CM«nel;ifwedonotfl|^t aj 



Brm. No like I well be ours^ves' slmilltDde ; 
And time diaU say, irtien It would tdl tttat nun 
Did well, they fou^t like us. [JExwnl 



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AgtV.,Sc.i) ntAGEDY op BRENNORALT S57 



ACT V 

SCBMB I 

BnUr BuNHOKALT mid SrutOBiuN 

firm. What loids ttwe itop t 

Sir. One la's ftUUng sicknen 

Had » fit iritieh choked tlw ptumga ; bat mU Is wdt. 
Sof tfy, vra ftift nsu ths ptec*. [Eiutmt 

Almmm m'ttm, «rf fight ; AUn miM- Auouuh in kit 

ntgUgomt 

vIAn. WhRtnoiMiib«rato-iii^t ? Something oa fire ? 

What,b>>l S 

Send to llie virglii--towsr ; there b dieordec thereabouti. 

Enkr Soldlen 

Sal. AU'B kwt, ^'e lost I 
The enemy's upon the phtce ol snns ; 
And Is hy this time master of that and of the tomr. 

Aim. Thou Ueat I ISlrilui Mm to 

EtUtr HouT 

Jtfor. Save yimmU, my lord, and haste unto ttw camp ; 
R«in gets In on eveir side. 

Akm. Then'* stmiething in it, when this fellow flies. 
VUlabii, my arms I 111 see what devil, reigns. [Eimmt 

SCBHI II 

Bnltf IPBKUm mii Funcbua 

Ipk. Look, Uw day breaks I 

Fm. Yon diink I'U be so kind 

As swear it does not now ? Indeed, I will not. 

ipi. WiUyon 
Not send me neither yoat picture, when y'ara gone ? 
That, whan my eye ia famish'd fOr a lool^ j 

It may have iriiere to feed. 
And to the painted feast invite my heart. 

Frmt. Here, take tlii* virgin bracelet of my liatr. 
And if, like other men, thou shalt hereafter 
Throw it with ntgUgence lo 

lioogst the records ol thy weak female cooqawts ; 



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Lfto^ At die Und worda and myitkal coatrivomint ; 

If radi « tirae aball oonie, 

Kbow I am ai^iliig then thy abwncs, IphJgetM^ 

And wwpte( o'er the fetee bat p l ea tin g image. 13 

Enlf Auatuif 

Aim. Francalla, Fnncelia, 
RIae, riae, and lave thyaell I the enamy 
That doei not know thy wortii, may eiae deatroy it. 

[TAroaw ofittt tk4 door 
Ha I mine eyea grow lick : 

A plagna haa throng them titA'n into my heart, 30 

Ai^ I gnnr dissy t FMt, lead ne off a^in, 
mdumt tin hwmiadge of my body I I 
Shallaet,IltnowiKitirttatelBa. [Birit 

Fnm. How came he In 7 
Dear Iphlgene, we are betray'd I 95 

Let's i»lae the cattle, kat he tbonld retnm. 

Ipk. That were to make all pabllo. Fear not ; 
I'll iatlafy hit anger : I can do it 

Fnm, Yea, with aome quarrel t 
And bring n^ hooour and my love in danger. 30 



Look, be retBmt : and wreckt of fmy. 
Like honied elooda over the lace (rf heaven 
Beftne a tempett in hit lookt ^>pear. 

Ahm. U tfiey wonld queation what our rage dotit aet. 
And make it in, they would not thna prov^ men. 33 

I an too tame. 

For, U tiiqr live, I ahaU be pointed at. 
Here I deoonoce a war to all the woiU ; 
And dtna begin it. [Jhrni el Jpkitma 

rpk. What haat thou done 7 [5A« /mlk 40 

Frmi. Ah ne, hdp, help t [Al m t ri n wei M nii km' 

ipk. Hold I 

Aim. "Tla too late. 

Ipk. [miid»]. Uy load deodta involve the innocent 
Rather tiian die ahaU aafler, I will dlaoover 45 

AH. 

Aim. Halirtiat 
mn be dlaoover 7 

rpk. That which ihall make tiwe cnrae 

The blindneai of thy rage — I am a wonan I 



ACT.V..SC.2] TRAGEDY OF BRENNORALT aS9 

Aim. H«. ha. tut bmvo and bold r 50 

Became tlqr p^nry deceived ma ooce. 
And aav'd tity lUe, thou tfaink'et to eaeape again. 
Impoator, that tiion ibalt [Rimt al htt 

tpk. Oh, bold 1 I have enougli. 
Had I bope ol life, then thoaldat not have titia secret. 53 

FrM. What wUIlt be now i 

tph. Ify father, having long dealr'd 
A aon to heir hit great poaaeaaloaa, 
And in lix birtiu racccMlvely deceived, 
Hade a raah vow — O, how raah vowa are punished I— 60 

That, If the burthen then my mother went with 
Prov'd not a male, he ne'er would know her more. 
Then waa unb^qiy Iphigene tnou^t forth. 
And by the women's kindness nam'd a boy. 
And sliWftt ao bred— 4 cruel pity, as 6« 

It hath fallen out. U now thou find'st that, which 
Tbou thoagfat'at a friendship in me, love^ forget it. 
It was my Joy— and— death. {Sk» fainlt 

Aim. For curiosity 
111 aave thee, if I can, and know the end, 70 

If 't be but lose of blood— 
BreaatsI 
By all that's good, a woman I Iphlgoie I 

/^. I thank thee, foe I waa fall'n asleep before 
I had deqiatch'd. Sweetest of all thy sex, 7$ 

I^aneella, forgive me now : my love 
Unto this man, and fear to loee him, taught me 
A fatal cunning, made me court you and 
My own deatructioa. 

Fram. I am amaa'd. 

Aim. And can It be, O mockery of heaven ? go 

To let me see what my aoul often wlah'd. 
And make't my punishment — a punishment 
That, were I <dd in sins, were yet too great I 

tfdi. Would you have lov'd me, then ? Pray, aay yon 
would : 
For I, like testy sick men at their deaOi, gj 

WonU know no new* but health from 0te physician. 

Abu. Canst thon doubt that. 
That hast so otten seen me oxtasi'd 
When tboa wert dresi'd like woman. 
Unwilling ever to believe thee man } 

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Aim. Hmv«ml 
What titlB( dull I appBV <">*'> ^ *"*''** ' 
H«m mlcht mr Ignannw tad nma «atciiH, 

Imndtotneted.. None. Irat ooa oms'd 

yWtk Mien to • MvagoMM, wanM e'er 

Have drawn a tword upon Mch gentls t wetntw. 

Ba Uod, and kill nw-^Ul me, ooa of ytm I 

Kill mo, irt Iw bnt to praaerve my wita. lOO 

Daar IfUgens. tain thy ravenge, it will 

Not mlibooome thy am at all ; for'tla 

An act of flty, not of cruelty, 

Thaa to daapAtcfa a mlaarabla man. 

Fmm. And flMM wouldat be mora mlaarabla yet, 105 

While, Uka a bird made priaocwr by ItaeU, 
Thon beat'at and beat* at tiiyaeU 'galnat norythinc 
And doat paat l^ that irfikb ahonkl let 0iee oat 

Aim. U it my fault. 
Or heavan'a 7 Fortane, irtten aba woald play npoa no 

ma, 
Likain mnaidana, wound me up ao hl^ 
Tbat I mnat crack aoooar than move In tone. 

Fnm. sun yoo rave ; 
While we lot want of preaenthdp may periah. 

Aim. Bight. "3 

A anrseoQ I 111 go find one Instantly. 
The enemy too I— I had forgot I 
O, irttst fetaltty goven'd thla ni^t I [E»« 

Fnm. How Uka an onthrilt'a caae will mine be now t 
Fte all the w«alth he loaaa shlfta bnt'a place : IM 

And at^ the worid enjoya It : and ao wiU 't yoo. 
Sweat Ithlgeoa. tbongtt I poaaeaa yon not. 

Ifk. what excdlawie of nature'a thla I Have yon 
So perfectly forglr'n already, aa to 

Conaidarmealoaaf I doubt lAkb aa« 135 

I ihall iM b^fto hi. CUnutaa of Mendiblp 
Are not leaa pleasant, 'canae tbey are leae accrdilng, 
Than duae of love ; and nnder them we'll live : 
Soch pieckNis llnka of that well tie oar aonla 
Togedwr with, ttiat the diaina of the oUter 130 

Stall ba pose tetteia to It. 

Frmm. Bnt I fear 

I cannot atay tiie making. O, would yon 
Had never nadecelv'd me t for I had died 

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Act v.. Sea] TRAGEDY OF BR£NN0BA;.T a6i 
Wtt plMMtft, bdl«viaff I bad Iwaii yoor martyr. 

Iph. She looks iwle I Frucalkl tSS 

jV<m. I eannot ttay : 
A hMMty wmmom honrlN me avmy. 
And— giveB— oo ISktUti 

fpA. Sbe'i sooe. 
Sbe't gone I life, Uke a dial's hand, hatti stad'n 140 

Itom the ialr fifnre, «e It was perceiv'd. 

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What will become of me? Too late, too Ute 

Vare come : yon may penoade wild Urds, that wing 

The abr. Into a cage, as tooa as call 

Her wand'rlnf Rrfrita back. I43 

Hal 

Thoee are strange faces : there's a honor la them ; 

And. If I stay. I sbaO be taken for 

The mortherer, O* la -whtt straits fliey move. 

That wander twixt denO, ieais. and hopes of b)ve I [£«A iSo 



SCBHS III 

Bnttr ButrNOBALT. GBumvaxT, SokUen 

Br«H. Forbear, npon your lives. 
Hu place I nme dwdla Divinity witfabi It. 
All else the castle boUs is lawful prise, 
Yonr valour's wages : this I claim as mine. 
Guard yon the door. 

Grd. Conmel, shall yon use ajl the women yoniseU t 

Btm. Away I 'tis unseaaonaUe. 

ITkty nHn : As drmn As eurMn 
Awake, fair saint, and bless thy po(v idtdater. 
Ha I pale ? And cold } And dead t 
Ute s weet ee t guest fled — murdered, by heaven I 
The pnnle streams not dry yet I 
Some vulain has ttnlkt In before me, 
Robb'daU my hopes; but I wUl find him out. 
And kick his soul to heU. Illdo't. 

[Orsf fittf oNl /^A^nw] Speak I 

ipk. What ihonld I say ? 

Brm. Speak, or by all ■ 

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a6» SIR JOHN SUCKLING [ACTV..SC.3 

UjfmU th' wilortaiuto cum. 
Am. O, dyoa to ? Hftdit tbon boea cmim of all the 

pl««IIM 

lliat vex BunUnd, thtra'dst beea an innocrat 
To what tiKn art : tboa ahalt not think npentaiwa. 20 

[H$ ktOs htr 

f^. O,tiumwertt0ORidden.and {StuiiM 

Brm. Waa I M ? 
The Inttfnl youth woald anre have qioU'd her bononr ; 
Whkh fltuUnf highly guarded, rage, and fear 
To be leveal'd, oounaell'd thli vllJaUiy. a5 

b there so man ol them 7 [Stril 

Bntir AuottiH 
Aim. Hot enter } 
Yei, dog, tbrooih Dwa I Ha I a eoipae laid oat, 
Instead of Iphlgcne I Franoella dead too I 
Where ihall I begin to cum 7 30 

Rt-tniar BUMMOHUT 

fimi. Here, if he were thy friend I 

Aht. Brennoralt I 
A gallant ewwd could ne'er have ootne 
In better time. 

Bn». I have a good one for ttee. 

If that win aerve the turn. 35 

Aim- I long to try it That ligfat dotti make me 
deqwrate; 
Sick of myaeU and ttw worid. 

Brm. Didrt value him 7 

A greater viUaht did I never kiU. 

Aim. KIU 7 40 

Brm. Yei. 

Atm. Art sure of it 7 

Brmt, Uaybo, I do not wake. 

Aim. Th'aat taken tlien 
A guilt oS from me, would have wei^'d down n^ award. 
Weakened me to low realttance : 45 

I ihooM have made no sporta, hadst ttum eooceat'd It. 
Know, Brennoralt, tiiy sword Is etaln'd in eatce l hooe, 
<keat aa the Wodd could boast. 

Brtn. Ha,hal 
How thou'rt abns'd 1 Look there, tliere Ilea the e M dleace 50 
Thon speek'st of I Hunlled ; by Um too ; he dkl 



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Aim. Olnnooeno* 

HI nndmitood, ud nnch wone u'd 1 She wu, 
Alas, by tcddent I but I — I wu 
The came In deed. 

Bnm. I wUl bdtove tttee too. 

And UU tfaee ; dertroy «U amsei, tUl I nuke 55 

A etop in natare ; 
Pot to wfakt pvrpoM ihoaU ihe wtvk ■gain 1 

Aim. Bravely then 1 
TiM title o< a kingdom la a trifle 

To our qnanel, air. Know by ud miitake 60 

I klU'd ttiy nUatnai, Brennonlt ; and thou 
KUl'drt mbe. 
an*. Thine? 
Aim. Yea, that Iphigene, 
Tboogli ihoim aa man unto the wocld, was woman, 6$ 

Excellent woman t 
Bnm. I underttand no riddles ; gnard thee. 

[Fight and pmuu 
Aha. O, conld tiiey now look down and see. 
How we two atrive iriilch first should give revenge. 
They would Ibrglve na aometliing of the crime. 70 

Hold I prithee, give me leave 
To satiM^ a cwioaity — 
I never Idaaed my I^ilgene as woman. 

[Ki$iM ipkignu mid Hut 
Bnm. Tbotf motioo'st well, nor have I taken leave. 

[KisuiFrmeOiB 
It keeps a sweetness yet, 75 

Aa stils fron roses when the floweia are gone. [JHm* 

Aim. Even so have two faint pUgrlms, scoich'd with 
heat. 
Unto scmie neighbour fountain stepp'd ailde, 
KuMl'd first, tiwn laid their warn Ups to the nymph. 
And from her GDldneia tocA fredi life again, 80 

As we do now. 

Bnm. Let* s on our ionmey, if tiion art refreah'd. / 

Aim. Come 1 and, U lltere be a fiam reeerv'd 
For bei^t'ned ^Irits better ttuui ottter. 
Hay that vAidi wearlea firat of oara have it I 

[Figktmtoodw^iU.AhimimtMOi 85 
Bnm. If I grow weary, lao^ at me, tliaf a alL 
Akm. Brave souls above, lAich will 



a64 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [ActV.,Sc.3 

Be, mm, Inqultitivo for newt from earth. 
Shall get no oflier but that tbaa art bcava. 

Bnitr Koto. Stutbhum. Lorda, ICrmmck 

SIf. To pre aerv e aoroe ladiea, aa m guesa'd I go 

Kint. Still gaUaat,Breiinoraltr thy iwonl not riieatli'd 
yet? 
BnayatUl? 

Brtm. Revenging, air, 
TIm foaiett mnider ever Uaated eara, 
CoounlttBd here by Ahnertn and Iphlgeoa I 95 

Abm. [rMfvAtf]. Paba, falae I the firat-omted purity 
Waa not nuire Innoeeat than IpUgene. 

Brmt, Uvea he again 1 

Aim. Stay, tium mnch-wearied gnaa^ 

Till I hav« tiirown a trnth amongat then — 
We ahall kxdi black elae to poaterity. loo 

King. What aaya ha i 

Leed. Sometfaiog ooocaming thia he labona to 
DIaoover. 

Aim, Know, It waa I that UU'd Ftaooelb, 
lakmel 

Mftu. O barbarona retnn of my dvilltlea. 105 

Wai it thy band } 

^Jm. Hear and foigiva me, Henaeck. Enfitaig ttla 



HaatUy, wtthn 

The fair Ftancdla, I found'a llilef 

Stealing the treaaure <aa I thou|^t) bdong'd to ne. iic 

mid in my mind, aa niiit'd in my hcaiOBr, 

In much mlataken raga I wounded bofli. 

Then (a too Ute I) 

I found my error, found Iphigena a woman. 

Acting atol'n love^ to make her own love aaf^ 113 

And all my jealouriea impoarible. , 

WhiM I ran out to being ttiem cure, 

Prancotia dlea, and Iphl^ne found here — 

I cm no man. [Din 

King. Hoat atrange and Intricate I 

Ipbigene » woman i lao 

Mtf. With thla atoir I am guiltily aoqnahitad. 
The itat oooeealmenta, aince her love, and aU 
The waya to It. I have been tmtted with ; 
But, air, my grief, Jtdn'd with the inatant boafauai. 



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Begi a daiBnnent. i*S 

Kh^. lMnanuu'd,tillI(lolkatfitoat. 
But, i' th' maantJiue. iMt la ttwM mlitt 
Uoit ■hoold loM ItMU, tlia*a forfdtacM 
Ol Troek and Ifemeck, Bnononlt, an tUiM. 

Brm. A prinnty gUt I Bat, air, it comM too bto. 130 
liko mnbMuiu on tbe blMt«d bloMMM, do 
Your fkvoun fall : yoa tbonU bava given me tbia, 
Wheo't nii^t have rala'd me In men'a ttwngbts, and 

made 
He equal to Fnucella'e love. I have 
No end, since ihe b not. 13S 

Back to my private life I will ntnni. 
* Cattle, thonih weaiy, can trudge homewaida after,* 

Kim§. Thlt melandwriy time most cwre. Come, take 
The bodiet sp, and lead the prisonen on. 
Ttinnpb and fonetala moat ivalfc togetiier ; 140 

Cypreaa and lanral twin'd make up one cb^>let. 
For we have got 

The day ; bat boo^t It at eo dear a rate. 
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A 
TRAGEDY 

BY 

S' JOHN SUCKLING. 



Printed for Humphrey Mostly at the Prince*! 

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TO THE READER 

I HOFB I ahim not mmI to onv« yout pudoa for pobUihiiic 
tliii drmmAtlo ptoco of Sir Joha Suckling (imperfect, I cumot 
My, but rsther nnflnlah'd), titers being a Und of perfectloo 
even in the moet deficient fragment* of tiiis incwnpvablo 
KuUkor. To evince that tUe copy wh a faittifiil tranaoipt 
from bit own handwriting, I have lald enon^ In my former 
epiatle ; and I thought it much better to aead it into tiie 
world in the tame state I found it, without the least addition, 
ttian piocnre it tnppUed by any other pen, which bad not 
been len prepoetemua than the ft"WI"g of Venna' picture, 
•o ikilfnUy begna by Apdlei, by hum other hand. Nor are 
we wiUuMi • Mittcieni precedent la wodca of tide nature, and 
idattng to aa antiior, who confetsedly la reputed the gl<N7 of 
tb» EngUrii atage (whereby jroull know I mean Ben Jonaoo), 
and in a i^y alao of sommfaat reeemMIng name, Tlu Smd 
Sktphmri, extant In his third volume^ irtiich, though it wanta 
two entira Acta, was nevertheless Judg'd a irieco of too mnch 
worth to be bUd aside by Ifae teamed aiod honorable Sir 
(K. D.] vrtw published that vtduma. We have also in print 
(written by llw same hand) Uie veiy beglnolng only (for It 
amounts not to one full scene) of a tragedy called AferMwr i 
•0 that we find tiie same fate to have hi^pned to the worln <^ 
two of tte most ceMirated and bxpff wita of this nation. 
Now, as It is to have been wWt'd that this tragedy had oome 
whole and comi^ t to public view, so Is it some ha p plnesa 
ttat tiiere is so mndi ot it p r eee r v ed ; it being tru^ of our 
audioc what Dr. Donne said til a famous artist of his time— 

A KAHD OM MYM 
MV HILLIAKD DKAWH, IS WOMTH A HISTOMr 
MY A WOMSM PAIMTMM MAOM. 

I shall add no more, but only say (with some Jost coofl* 
denee) that I eould not have answer'd myself, to the world, 
if I iMd suppressed tiiis tragedy, and tlwnfore may ^apa for 
aome favour by its publication. Farewell. 

H. U. 



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THE ARGUMENT INTRODUCING TO THE 
FOLLOWING SCENES 

SiaLV had beeo a loitg time tonnented with civil wan, and tho 
crown mm atiU in dispute, tiH Aldd»and, getting tlie upper 
hand in a Mt battle, establiili'd hinuelf in the throng and 
_gave a period to aU thote trouldet in ibew only ; for the old 
fictloiu were iet on foot again ibortljr after, and the honae of 
the Floretties and tlie Cleooaxet etrove now at much irtio 
■honld be moet powerful with the king, at before who ahould 
nuke him. In conclnslon, the favour of Aldebraod Inclining 
to the Cleonaxes, and by decrees reeting irtiolly upon them, 
the Floretties took amu, but in a set field lost all. The father 
and tiie son being both taken prisoners, the one was banlih'd, 
the otlter condemned suddenly to lose his head. 

Thus far the author drew the curtain ; the rest of tlw plot 
Is wrapt op in the following scenes. 



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Vtanwtts pereoiue 

AiBuuWB. Klnf ofSldlr 

Clbonax Mokr. bli icMwnr. 

CuoHu Mor> MM ol tb* locMr. 

BtiuHiHA tavonrlM ol ptaMm and mmIr to dwus. 



CMMMOirT Joaioc. 



D«co Dnoono. ana that pnUnd* to to t pMt (UtaHMB. 
SHHnoB HoLTtCAam. Um poat. 
panvoMio, aamnl to Pknlla. 



Fuaoiiu. dan^uc to Oaitaonl. 
KMptt. 

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SCBMB I 

Smitr tU Clabw OUT w fri$<m, in JUi •igUgemm ; 
Mm StnatU fettowtng Mm 
CoHDBm'D mriMud I Jwt heavwu. It caimot be I 
Vfhy, tfnany ttaeU cottU do do man : 
The psie i^UMte of Tlberiiu ud Nero 
Woidd blnih to tee an wt eo fool and horrid, 
So foil of black ingratttnde aa tfaia I j 

Twaa I that aet the crown npcm hli head. 
And bid him live Idnx of lUa Bnomlea, 
When be durat bardly h<^ it : 
And doee ha thna requite me t Now I eee, 
Who by the compaaa of hie merit nili, to 

Hay guide Ua fimnght of hopee In aeaaoaa fair 
And calm ; but, udien atonni oome, 
AU bia food deeda, with hie good daya, muit periah. 
O my nnhijipy itan I [BttUi ki* br$att 

Sir. UylMdiletnotafmltleaapaMiao 13 

ICake yon to die leaa man ttian you liave lived. 

Ot^. Who art thou } 

Str. I wai lately me, my lord. 

Of the vaat crowd that waited <» youx fortonea ; 
Bnt am now become Vaa vAole train : the leet have left 
you. 

Clar. Filthee, do thou leave ne too. IStnmt «gi$ ao 

The el^ o' th' vulgar and loud popular mpfiiMat 
Axe not Ihe echo (^ our acta, but Portune'a. 
Great nun but diala are, nUch, when the ann 
la gone or hldea Us face, are hardly loc4t*d upon. 
But yeaterday I waa time'a mlnlater : 33 

On ma the wAole court gai'd, at at 
Some comet aet in Caedopela'a chair : 
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374 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act I.. Sc x 

And wlttt ft qpMking eye CMn m and bare heide 

And kiiMl. But now [Bt»lt kit hnnt §§m^ 30 

GrefttnsM U but the dudaw of tlw bewna 

Of piince'e levoan, nonriih'd In extremes ; 

First taught to creep, and feed on bopea, to live 

Upon tbe glance, and humbly to obeerve 

Eaeh nnder-mlnloo, till Its own desire 35 

Worit itself near enough to set itself mi fire. 

[Sludm • MU> 
lUn would I make my audit up with heaven. 
For 'tla n large one ; bnt Ou small, vain hopes. 
Which yet I have of Uis and of reveaige. 
Smother these dwo^ta within me 40 

Faster tiian they are bom. 

Sniir FiDBUO Mipti$t4 HJU m /tmt 
A ghoetly father I 
Hy minutes are but few, I see by this. 
Sir, you are welcome ; 
I was but now eoosidoring how to die. 
And, trust me, I do find it something bard. 45 

I shall extremdy need some such good help 
As yonn to do it well. 

Fid. FalUt, my loid, divines do hold 

The way to die well la to live well fliit. 

{Diteimtn ktmu^ 
Chr. Fldeliol 

Fid. Not too loud : there's danger in't. 

Tbe Ung has promised life ; bnt none as jre 30 

Host know't : tlte enemies are too potent 
iisA must be soft'oed by degrees. 

Clar. Why, ttua, 

I see he hath not quite forgot pass'd services. 

Fid. Not too much of Itwt : 
This is not gratitode ; or. If it be, it does 33 

As ttuinkfnlnesi in great ones nse[B] to do ; 
It kx^ asquint, and seems to turn to favours, 
Bnt regards new ends. 
Omr. Prithee, unriddle. 

Fid. Wlqr, to be rtwrt, it is your dau^ter's beauty, 
Not your merit 

Cl«r. Hy fears prwipt me too quidc :- 60 

She's not turned whore, is she ? 
Fid. No ; but her honesty U so etrsit beset, 



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That, U the bo not victualled weU within, 

And have KMns mdden laccoura, iha will. I fear, 

Bn lang snimider. 

Oar. OFideUo, 

Wbon Ungi do tempt, th' had nood be angeli tiiat 
Bndnie tlie tbotk, not women. 

i^id. Tls tine, my lonl. 

Yet let not nncertaln feaia create new grieb. 
Donbt ia of all the sharpeat paaaion, 
And often tnnu dlatampen to diaeaaea. 
Collect yotmelf, and be aaur'd my leal 
Shall watch ateoad ; and, when I may leveal 
Uya^ your lervant I'll not do*t in breath. 
Bat wiUi the adveatan of my life or deafli. 

Ciar. O, yon are noble, air, I know't, and mean 
To hope the beat. Farewell. [Eximt 

Enttr LouMXo and kig fatktr, with unmtU. mkiafwing 
togftkn and ffMmiHg. Tk»y put eitm Ot ttugt, ami 



SCSNK II 
Enttr tOMMHto tohu, at goint to pritem 
Ann'd wiUt the love of aovereignty and revenge, 
III tioMk fertune, and all englnea tiy. 
That heaven or ben have yet dlaoovered ; 
Bat I will acafe my «td, and plant desire 
Aa Ugh aa any thought dnrst e'er aipire. ■ 

The dotage of the Ung ahaU not aecure thee, 
I^x>r oldman I 

Clarlmont, I come : tfali ni^t our quarrel enda I 
Nothing but death could ever make ua friendi, 

[Kneeka at tit priton dcor 
Enttr tht Keeper 
Where'a old Clarlmont P ,o 

Kttp. In'a bed, my lord. 

lor. In'e grave, thon wonldat have said. 

Kttp. Host be tben die to-nigfat 1 
Lcr. The Idng win haw It so: 

He fears the people love him, and to save 
His life may prove tomoltuoui. 

Kttp. Poor gentleman I how quick ij 

Is fate come on him I how audden la all woe I 

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Bad days bava winga ; tiw good oo crntchM go. 
Hylord, 

VnU't plotM you walk into Out private chamber ? 
The execatiomr shall atral^t be ban. so 

[LoTMto got forth, mtmiMft Mn wftttH, 
mtOtft m%ain 

Lor. You mutt be sura to keep ft aecnt now. 
Perchaiic« the Ung, to try your honesty. 
And blind hli daughter's eyes, will send to ask 
Of *s welfaifl. 

K—p. O my kwd I 

Lor. Nqr, I know you undentand. 15 

Farewell. [TtinM hack mgain 

One thing I had forgot : If any ask 
What gfoan that was, eay 'tis an nsoal thing 
Against great men's deaths to hear a noise at midnl^t. 
So now, royal lecher, set yon safe I 

Tis yonr death must secure my life ; I'll on I 30 

Danger to but a bug-word ; my barque shall throo^ 
Did mountains of black horrors me summnd. 
When fortunes hang in doubt. 
Bravely to dare to bravely to get out. 



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SCBHB I 

Bn$tr LouHxo, Parmsimo aUmMni 
All leave the chamber I If any come, I'm busy. 
Parmenfo, be nlgher— olgfaer y«t. 
"WMt dar'st thou do to make thy master Ung, 
Thyself a favourite } 

Par. Tis something blunt, my lord. [Shirfiu.] Why, 
I dare do — 
That vdiich I dare not speak. 

Lor. ^ all my hopes, spoke like tiie man I want I 
'Twonld be lost time to use much circumstance 
To ttiee ; shaU we thto night despatch the king ? 

Par, Thto minute, were he my father t 
He's not the first, nw shall he be the last. 

Lor. Soul of my soul I Hy better angel mn 
Forasaw my wanto, and sent Uiee bither. 
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Thsn'a nooa Iwt he standi 'twixt x crown and me. 15 

The olond that intetpoa'd betwixt my hopea bebm 

I^ like a vapour, lall'n, and eeen no more. 

The bone of CUrimtmt b lost : the king 

Haa aent cne Mm to baniahmeot. and I 

Have aent the father, 30 

iW, How. air, yon have not mnidered him I [SktrU 

l^- Why? 

Par. Nothing, my lord ; 
Only I'm aony I had no hand in't. 
"Sdeath. hath the vlUaUi klUed him i [Aitd» 

Lor. O, tbon art Jealous I Thy hand comes weC 35 



TUs ni^ J have determined Uuit aoon. 
Bee ttw royal blood's a-tllt, you diaU to horse. 
Tla easy to outride 

Par. ImsgfaiaUon itself, my lord r 

Ler. FM ttwn report will say thou kUl'dat him. 
Mo matter. 

Pm. O. dods at all, my hnd. 

Lor. When I am king, I can restore at ease. 

Par. I^ue, my lonl. 
What, if jToor excellence cast out. when I'm gone. 
That darlmont's youngest eon did thia, and took 
Hia flight upon't. His discontent's known well 
Bnou^ to make of a enspidoo 
A moat received truth. 
Besides, wheresoev'r I go^ TU swear Hwss he. 

Lte. By Jove, most rare I when I am king. I shall 
Be poorer tlian I am, by giving thee 
Thy due. Away 1 kt'a lose no time in words : 
We're both resolv'd to put this cause to swords. 
Ill to the king : thou to prepare for night. 
Four houra hence, wait me bi the gallery. [Ejmmt 



SCSMB II 

Emttr yotmg CuMtuom loltu 
Break, heart, and bunt t My father mnidered. 
And In the midst of all his hopes of Ufo I 
Hethinka I see milUons of furies stand. 
Ready to catch my rage'a sacrifice. 
CMor a man that could invent mors plagoee 



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aTft SIR JOHN SUCKUNG [Act II.. Sc. 3 

Hiui h^ Goold lurid I I have oooMlv'd of wrong. 

And am grown great already. 

O awMt revMtgo, I hnmbly ttwe totraa^ 

Be my grtsTt mldwlfB I let the mother die^ 

So thon bring'Bt fortii her loQg*d-for progenjr. to 

Hafltlnk* I fed ttia villain grow within me, 

And tpread tiuoa|^ all my vtixu. 

How I oonU murder now, polMO or ttab I 

Uy heml li fnU of miidilaf. Sulphur m 

iriteh 
ShaU be bat tamcy to Uwm deatfaa IH give. 



Scn» lU 
Enttr flU KtHO. with Fiduio 

Fid. Tboogh It be not eafe for nbjeets 
To pry into tiie aecreta of flieir prinoe, 
Hnch leM to qneatko about tfana, yet 
The Implicit faitii of blind obedience. 

Poiion'd with frieaeing oft — and 't like your majesty, 3 

Why do yon court this lady thus t. 

Kinf. Why dort Uion ask t 

Fid. I know 'tis insolence to make reply : 
Yet bear me as the echo of tiie court, great dr ; 
They caU jrour last-glT'o meiqr and tiioae lavonrs 10 

But fairer ends to lost. 

Kin§. The seal hatti got tliy pardon. {Stan* upom Mm 
Mo more I 

He thai does ofler to give direction 
To his prince. Is full of pride, not of dis cr etion. [BtU 15 

Fid, So, 
To give khigs good advice, may Aam, I see, 
lien faittifnl, but not wise. I'm honest yet. 
And I do fare Uie worst for't. O* the court I 
Thora humoun reign, snd merits only serve ' to 

To mock wWi Idle hopes those best deserve. {Bxii 



SmUr PaAHcnua, BnuHtifo 
Fran. Sir. leave your compliment I 
Hethinks the sweetest ^eech Is that that* s meant 



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Act II., Sc. 4) THE SAD ONE 

BM. Wfoog not 
U y lova^ twtt amtare, to to tiilnk mjr woidt 
An not 1fa« tnM Kinbiwidon of my h«*rt. 
By iby fair mU, I BW«ar, Natoro hu boon 
Too partUl in lobbiiig heaven and earth 
To g^ you all 

frait. Their weakneaeei yon mean. 
And I oonfeai^ my locd 

B^. Their richest gracea, 

Sweeteat I O, do not rack me Ana I I love : 
Can yoa give love again ? 

Fran. Yet, any love 

That yoa dare aak, or I dare give, my lord. 

Btt. O, bat, fair lady, love mnat have no boonda : 
It frfnea in priion. 

Pnm. O, but, my lord, hot lovea, 

If not contain'd, like fiery meteoct, 
nnmlae no good to ofltan, and are themaelvet 

Bnttr Ou Kmo, «wl Lordi Mundtng 

Btl. O, leave me not in donbt^a dlatracting trance. 

Ktrng. Mow, my boy t what, courting t 

BU. No, air. 

King. What waa be doing then, Francella } 

Pram. So pleaae yonr grace. 
He waa 1* til' mldet of all your praiaea, when 
Your highneai enfrod. 

Btt. iAtU:'] Ham 1 there-a yet Mme hope then. 

King. O, you are glad we are coma, then I That 
diaooane 
Waa tedioua. 

Fran. No, my lord ; 

I ihould have been well pleaa'd to have heard biro 
kmger. 

King. You are giowo a eonrtler, fair oee I Sllec^ 
Are ttM coachee ready i 

Sit. Yea, and 't plaaae your majeaty. 

King. Come. ' 

Well abroad then ; thla day invitee aa forth. 
Where'a our queen ? {Extmnt 



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Sorb V 
Bmltr yomtg Clmuhoitt, Fidkuo. mi yowif FuntBuo 
Cltr. Then, with a ptiue fiU'd up with ilglu, 

Ask him how ttrang hli guaidi are ; but, atxiva all, 

Ba ann t' upffy' Inflaming corroaivea : 

Scnw up ilia ang«r to tha lieli^t, and maka 

Hit lean b« doaUa. 5 



Ua/alw pfi 

PU. Eoou^. If we 

Do fail to act onr parta to th' life in'a tragedy. 
Hay all tboae borrora tl>at do tiueaten Um 
Fall upon ua I Farewell. [SMnmt 

Cl«r. So. my revenge 

FUet hi^ : ttie villaia fliat ahall Ull hla Utbiat l 
And, iridla hia handa are hot 1' th' blood, thla awwd 
Shan pierce him. Hurder'd he ahall alnk qaldt to 

hell: 
I will not give him leave f unload hlmaelf 
Of one poor afaigle aln of tiionght ; 
But, leat ba Aonid wake oat 
Ofa gnat aecnilty, and ahnn hi* iata, 
I will rock bim on. 

fftyhuh ug uies the cockatrlce'a eye : 
If they aee fiiat, diey Ull ; if aeen, Oay die. [ExU 



Bulf KlHO, yOMNf FlORBLIO, Mid FiDKUO 

King. And mnat the villain kill ma too 7 

Ph. Thia very ni|^t. 

King. Why. 'tie not poaaltde : 
What wooM ba have bad mora r He bad my heart. 
And mlgfat have had all but tbs name of Ung. 
O, heaven bad tied ao atrlct a friendahlp, we 
Could not part with 't : I dunt have tiumi^t that I 
Had merited fidelity from him. 

Ptd, O my lord, let ne'er ao many drt^a. 
Sweet aa the morning dew, fall on the aaa. 



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The 1>rinUi mter tnnit tbem all to nit. 
Wtwr* th«n'i aa oceaa of lofntltiHlo, 
F«voaxa tniut lueda be loet 

King. Thoa qieik'it but troth. Who doei to merit 
trott, 
Bat wiitet u obUgstioa In the duet. IS 

Your covimle now my felthfol Ufe p r ee erv e, 
b there a way for panlon ? 

Fid. Faith, dr. 
It would poUnto mercy to nae it here. 
The fact* ■ M fool, it calls itwlf for death. «o 

Kim. And It ihaU have it. 
Tiattar's enough ; but, irtiea nnfrateful comea. 
It atopa the moatt of pity. 
Go, take onr (oardi, and mpftAeoA him atral^t. 

.Pfo. Strft, great air I Tmn fit *s 

Your Juatice ahoold conalder what way la made : 
If yon ihall ^ipr«bend him lor tieaaoa nnboni. 
And wfakh be only did Intend, 
FooUdi report, whkh never waa 1' th' ri^t. 
Hay clear hla goUtineaa, and cenaure majealy. so 

If yoa'd permit bbn to ^iproach the chamber, 
(Yet wbold adviM treason ritonld come ao near 7) 
Yon would take bbn in tiw act, and leave no place 
For foal a uipteioo. Then, if jronr graco 
Scot far his iaUter, 35 

And kept Urn wi^ pretence td bnalnesa by yoo, 
TIU Iw became ttie witnem of th' attempt, 
Envy itself coald have no cause to bark. 

King. Thon art my oracle : I cannot tdl 
Whether my AOA be greater to thy faith 40 

Or to thy coonael. cio and watch abroad. 
And let these cares wait upon fate and me. 
The captain of the guard 'twere fit yon sounded : 
He may do mischief. Florello, yoa 
Shall to his father : the rest la mine to manage. 44 

[EMnml Plonlio «m4 FiMio 
These men are honest, and must be rewarded ; 
They do deeerve it. 11a moat rare to find 
A greatneaa that enjoya tme friends ; 
For com m onl y It makies us fear'd and bated. 
The one doth breed offence : tb' other leaves naked. 50 

Let the Impartial vyt but look np<Mi 
All we call oars, and then again behold 

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Tha mutjr hangry aym of npectatioo 

Hut vrmlt mpoa onr bounty, and it ahall find 

That «• hare fcaios «noa|^ to keep men's hopea api sn 

W« an rteb If w« can purehaaa (rienda. 

Thranei, ttaoogh they advance their gk>iy ne'er ao Ugh. 

An but ttw leata of fear and mtoery. (£»# 



Scam II 

Bnkr Parmbhio and LoasNZO 

Per. In deep eecurlty, my loidt 
The lady*! at oie window conrted ; 

The Ung, with PloreUo and the favonrite, I 

Contriving of a niaaqiH^ wfakh he mnat never eee I I 

Lor. Good t which he rouat never aee. 5 

O, thoa doat hug my fatea I How I am nvidt'd 
To think npoB enaaing joya I Parmeoio, 1 

He's dead already. 

Par. Six honn ago, my lord, yon cannot fliink I 

How mnch ado I had to keep myaelf . 10 

Frmn aaylng, * And *t ahaU pleaae your majeaty,' I 

r th* open pnaence to yon. Hefltlnki, one iriiUe 
I aee yonr hl^meaa ait Uke Jnptter I 

In state, with all the petty goda about yon ; 

And tliea 15 I 

Again, in a mon tempting ahape than waa I 

T%e ahower of gold, lie In some I>anae*a lap, ' 

Hon wanton ttian Enropa'a ball. Another time, 1 

With Bome great train, as if yon went to battle, I 

Rock'd In a downy coach, go take flw air, and hav« M I 

The thronging city, crowded into a handful, ' 

Looking aloag to bleaa your eyea, and atrlving { 

Who ahall cry kmdeat, ' God bless 3ronr majesty I' 

Lor. And all tbe irtiile tiwn. like my Ganymede;, { 

Shalt taste ambrosia with me, while the petty gods 15 j 

Buret with lepiniiv at tliy bapi^neae. 
Thon ahalt dlspoae of all, create, diqdace. 

Be call'd my boy, revel and masqoe, iriiat not ? I 

0, foe one I 

HaU-jrear I wUl not apeak onto the people ; 30 ' 

Take yon ttiat office, keep diat part for yours. { 

O, how I long for nii^t I Tluu canst not name . 

TIm pleasun could make the time not tedious. ( 

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Act IIL, Sc. 3] THE SAD ONE 283 

Amy onto Vby watch, mad, wfaea ttw itia%'» 

A-bed, b« hen. 35 

Par. I ahtU, my lord— and 't p)«Me yoor nujeity, 
Irtiall. [Exnint 

Soun HI 

Bntw Ikt QOKXH Ahasu, Bsllahino A«r ftamariU, 

DaoLUO, AtttndoHU 

BA Wtut it tiw mattar, madin, that th« «oart 
li in mch donda to^iigfat } 
Th« kiI^: feigiu mirth and fieonew ; bnt wltlud 
Flaahea of fuir niak* awi^Ma. 

Q»*tn. Tftttnwse, 

lly lord, jron Aonld not know. j 

M. Faith, madam, I 
Know twtfalng. 

Qm$m. TroUi, nor I j tntt I snifwct. 

llta clock no sooner rtnick, but all the atatesmen 
Started, aa If tfaey bad been to run a race, 
And tiie king told me 'twere fit I took my reat. 10 . 

Tbare'a tomafliing in't ; bat tiieae dedgna of atate 
W« womea know no more ttian our own fate. 
To turn onr talk— faift, my lord, where Ilea 
That beauty, that ao captivatea you all ? 
She haa a graceful garb, 'tia true. 15 

Bd. Who, nuulam ? Francelia ? 
O, ibe haa a dainty foot and daintier hand. 
An eye, round aa a gkibe. and black aa Jet, 
So fidl of majeaty and life, that when 
It moat denlea, it moat Invitee. ao 

Qtmm. Theae parta abe haa indeed ; but la bere all 7 

aa. All } heaven forUd I 
Her hair'a ao pndonaly fair and aoft. 
That, were the fall'n Into aome river, and 
In danger, one wovM make a conaclence 35 

To aavfl her Ufe, for fear of apdllng It 
Her Upa aia gently awelled, like onto 
Sane bhuhing dMny, that hatii newly taatad 
Thai dew from heaven : and faer cheAa 

Qnttn. Hold, hold, my lord I 30 

All ttita ia poetiy : a painter conld 
Not flatter mora. To my eye, now. 
She ia 80 alender 1 She'a acarce, I thinly a qian 
About r tfa' middle. 



a84 SIR JOHN SUCKUNG [Act III., Sc 4 

Btl. O madam 1 70a muat Hdnk 

Wlw Nfttuie, of aueh rich montd «a abe wu fnm'd, 35 

WooM make u Uttta wuto u could tw I 

QtiMn. So. ao. 
What think yon oif tho upfwr part o' tfa' noae, than ; 
I>OBait not look aa, U tt did glva way, 
Tha ejraa ahonld riiortlr hav« an lnt«rvlow ? 40 

Btl. You're too aav«ra a critic, madam : ao good 
A wit u yonra oonld maka, wbara tban wafs any, 
AU Uaaa'd periaetioaa. Aftarall, 
Nort to yoor hlfhneaa. Vm naolvad to think 
Sha la cUafaat baanty. 

Qntmt. Not nazt to me, my loid t 45 

How I am aore yoa flatter ; Intt *tla too late 
To ddda yon tot It. Good-ni|ht> [Sg$mU 

SCSNB IV 

Smttr tht Kmo foAif to btd, Clsonax, Lenb, vfttradanf* 

Kinf. Good-ni^t to all. Lord Cleonax, 
A word In private I [Thty mUtfiar,} Take away ttw lifht; 
And ah«t the door. [Stmmt Kim •** CUomm 

Bmltr Paimbnio «mI hotaaao 
Lor. la dte Ung gooe to bad ? 

Par. Ao honr ago, my lord. 5 

£«r. What U bo ibonld not tM aalaep yet r 
Pm. No matter ; are hia toogoo can apeak, onr awoida 
ShallkUI. What,tiioo|hbeoaUii8tialtora? 
"TwlU be hIa taat, and may be pardooad. 
Come, rir, brave^ on I iear'a worae than death : 10 

Yon'n loid of all, or not of your own breatii. 
Let. Vwf, U I fear, may I not live I Follow. 

[rfta KiMf catfsoii^'TrMfOK/' OMCtMmajr, 
rJiAig lo go cut Mi 0i4 doer la eaa for 
Mp, it mtt by M$ ion, mho look Mm for 
tta King. It* MBri Mm : Loroiuo it 
proionify of tot pwpou nm Ikroufk tf 



SCBMB V 

Snior tkt KiHO in M» i^ktgomn. Lords, A U tn d m iti 
King. TtvMt ma, moat aad and atrange I 
A flood ol grief twata at my eyea for vent. 



ActIII.,Scs) the sad ONE 385 

Poor Cleoa»K, I'm truly mxy te thw. 

£4inb. So U9 m «U. 

Kimi. Tbia McMent j 

Commuida our ptty ; but wbat !• doiw, ii doas. 
Let tt not tM M jetdlvnlged. 
Remova the corpM, and let tt b« the eaia 
Of tiMe, Fkmlk^ to we Ui ImiiKl 

MononnUe and private. Good thanka to all the rest. 10 
Clarimont; ttajr yon with me. [Bxnmt Ler4t, tic. 

The tialtiw'a dead by Parmeolo ; bat yoa muet know 
There'aoM)retUveewithUiiiM.. I love, Ctartmont I 

&«ir. That pasaion of all othera, dr, hieavea 
Eaaillett paidona : be Uvea not, aare, ttiat lovea not. 15 

King. Ay, but my love'a not pnia ; 'tla great, not good. 



dor. Take heed of nnchaate Area, great air ; 
They mlachief, dr. Forget her, faltb, forget her. 
Such fits aa these an ever cur'd like agues — ao 

Beat «4ien they are most starved. 
If yott shall give Ihem their desired fnel, 
Thayll not be qnanch'd with eaae ; 
And It is ever aeen ^teaven keep my sovereign 1} 
The house they're bred in feels fliem first and ever. aj 

Kin§. Clarimoot, thon wert ne'er In love ; 
Thon art philosophical, and wonUUt have reaacm 
Guide «4iere it was never yet conpanioo. 
Thon show'st thy want of lovo^ but helpst not mine. 
Counsel is now too late ; 30 

If s like smith's water fiung upon the coals. 
Which more Infiames. Here. 
Ilion twice hast sav'd my life, if thon now qieed'st ; 
Go to Praocelia, and present 

This jewel to her, and withal my love. [Giiiwi km « /«■«/ 35 
Dot with thy best of language and reject, 
fkir means at first well use ; 
But fool shall cora^ If she the fair refuse. 
Good-nigbt, and good success. 

Chr. Obedience Is the best of wimt I am : 40 

Your wiU'a my law, dr. [Exit.'\ Why. then, it must be. 
Was tiiere no woman in the court to feed 
Thy hist wiUi, but my sister ; and none to ba 
The bawd, but I ? 

Conklst thou not think of any other way 45 

To express thy greatness, Init l>y doing me wrong } 

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a06 SIR JOHN SUCKUNG [Act IV., Sc x 

Uy ffttttr*! uigcy |^t, I mo. Is not full 

.^>peaMd jret. [StiiUt 

Why ihoald I nuke of mnrtlwr tiun tMgan 

H« did my faOer right in hit rerengs : 

Ay, but bo vroog'd him fint ; and y«t, vho koom 

Bat it WM Jtntlcs to Attan^ by ton* 1 

The nmoni o( 

CfMt ftvonritn, Uioogfa enemlei to th' stste, 55 

la not M w»mnt«l>lo — I'm In a mi^. 

Something ["U do, bat what I cannot tdl : 

I fear tlw wont ; liut never ended well. IBtiit 



ACT TV 

SCBHk I 

Bntir Pkamcblu mid BsLuunMO 
Fnm. Fie, leave thla importunity, my lord I 

I ■hall yi^ el•^ by this Uaa I ahaU. 
Btl. By fliia, and thb. and fliia, thou ihalt 1 

Heavent, wliat a breatii ie here I Thy father fed 

On mnih and amber, iHwn he begot Ihee^ aaia I 

The wanton air, 

Chaf 'd by the hot loenta of Arabic apleea. 



The amtttbtia, tiie godi titemaelvea were drank wittit 
Dwella on thy Upe. u 

SnUr PLonxuo, iMtto, htUnd 

FrMt. Come, cone, yon Setter, 'tla on yooii, my lonl. 

B«f. On mine } Alaa, Nature gave ni the pdcUaa, 
You tiie roeea, bnt meant tiiat tbqr should grow together, 
[KiMtn Mfgim 

PraH. So. so : irfiat, if tiie King or Ploretio saw y ? 

aa. What, if they did ? I can lear nodiing now ij 

Butsnrfeita. 

Come, we lose time, my fairest, do we not? [Kituikteagaim 
This is the minute. 

Flo. By heaven. 
This is not fair, madam. 

Prmt, ' Wonder atrUtea me dumb. [SmU ac 

Ph. How doe* die kiss, favourite 7 



Act IV., Sc i] THE SAD ONE 387 

B«f . Who, my lord ? 

Fh. UywUt, my lord. l>nw,dttim,otbyMmyhopm, 
My ngs win vakt me tnni s murderer. 

fiif. NotiowuUy, [Tli»yfith$ 

Ptc. Hold, let* s broftttw : why ihoald I do him ri^t, 35 
Who hu dooe me eneh wrong, 

Or die foe hei that wiU not Uve for me 'r [Putt up 

Go, njoy hex 1 iOfftn to go out 

Btl. Soft I [Putlt kirn bteh.] Yon heve atol'n a eecret 
here, 
Thet jron rnuet glvo afaln, or take my life. 30 

Drawl 
Pto. Prithee, diitiiit> me not. 

Btl. No, 
UnleM yon promlts never to dlidose 
What yon have hare diacover'd, ttiie mnat be 
The panage. [SUu4» b§lmufl Iks door oud Ptorttio 33 

Ph. Hum I 
I wlU be mnte, credit me : I will not ipeak one wc^. 

[Offtn to go out mgmin 

Bit. Nay ipMt kim boek], yon murt iwear It too. 

Plo. If I moet, I mutt. 

'By heaven and by my honour, how tame a thing 
A cuckold ie I [Extt 40 

Btl. "Sdeath. 
Why did I let him go f We can no more 
Sntniet togedier than fire and water. 
One ol M two muat die ; 

And, chari^ tells m^ better he than I. 45 

But how r 

It la not for my honour to kill him baeely ; 
Nor b it for hen to klU him odurwlM. 
Th' whole court will guem die quarrel. If it be a duel. 

[Stuiitt agmin 
It ie decreed. Ho matter vrtilch way, ao he fall ; 50 

Hln^ in reqwct of ben, an 00 rejects at all. [Sgit 



SCIMB II 
Enltr Doco Oiacono mti Ditoixio 
Doe. Abund, groeely abnied I 
A baae affront, believe It, Droltki I 

Drol. Why, wbat'a the matter, aignior ? 



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Dec. Vbf, do yoa heu notfalnc ? 

Dnt. Mo. Wbj, utiat ibovld it b* f 5 

Z)o0. PtHwo b ttiie min. 

Arof. Flo. fl* I tt cumot bo ; 
Tin state mold not eoninlt m great an orarrii^ 
Hfl^ect a nun of m«rit ioc Plsaio I 
FKflvl 10 

Doe. Want of Judgment DndUo. 
As nnleained conocil ; I «v«r told yon m ; 
Never more heads, nor never leee wit, bdiere't 

DnI. Say yon to, rignlor } that* a hard. What eay 

Dtano? 

Doe. Alae, an ordinary laain t 15 

TaUn and talks, it's tme, but speaks more tiian h« is : 
Believet betwixt yon and I, a mere prattler. 
There's Falorlo, too ; irtiy, be cannot read Us own lund : 

Vas^ei cannot ipeak sense witlumt two days' ftfemedita- 
tioa. SUUo, Vechio, Can»nlo—aU stones in their head I so 

Drol. If I 
SbotUd tdl tttese lords now, signlor. what yoa say, 
It mi^t cost an ear or so. 

Doe. Ay. Why, tiwre's another abase 1' th' state : a 

Shall have his ears cut ofi for speaUng a truth. 25 

A sick government, OroUlo, and a weak one, beUeve't. 
It never ttiriv'd, since Spain and we grew so great. 
There is a mystery In that too, DroUlo : 
I will know idl before Ouy have any more 

Of mymooqr 

Z'ro'. Peace, slgnioc I ThaUngl [EsmmI 30 

£fiifr d« Kino, QD»n, Lords, «M Ambssssdor /roM 5;^a^ 
«A0 luu Am sudienee. After wkiek Ike Kmo gesi Mtf 
taOttng with Fidbuo t Oi reat follam. Them enter the 
Am trdhert Flobbuo ; lie Mer ipeake e m r nettty 

Phr.um. Iprttfaee, 
Leave me : by all that* s good, thon canst not know it. 
Wlqr shonldst ttton thns in vain torment thyself 
And me r {They wkttper 

Plor. pm. Well, I guess : sad 'tis enou^ 

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SCBNB III 

Bnkr Cl4Uhont wrf Fumcmua 

F*«m. Think not, good air, 
Yoor «lagant •nfoicammto can Mdaoe 
II7 wMker InnooMioo : 
It't • FMolntion gronodad ; and woner 

Shall du fixed orU be Uftad off tbeirUogM, 3 

Than Ibe mov'd to utf act tiiat bean 
Tlw name of foal. Yoa know the way yon came, air. 

Oar. It thia aU Um reelect the king duOl have ? 
No, yoa woald do wdl to clotlie ttiia lunb denial 
In better langoage. to 

Brm», Yoa may pleaae to aay, 
I owe my life onto my aovereign, 
And abooU be prond to pay It in at any 
Warning, were It ne'er ao short. But, for my chaatlty, 
It dolfa ao mscb concern anodier, I can 15 

'Bf no meana part wltii it So, fare yon weH. air, [BnU 

Clar. By hMven. a taint, no woman I 
Sure, aha waa bora o' tii' vlrtuea of her mother. 
Not ol Iter vlcea. The irtiole aex may come 
To be Oumght well of foe her aake. I long 20 

To meet FloreUo : 

Uy joy ia pot completa, till I have enied 
HU ieakmales a* weU aa mine. [BtU 

Enttr Flokcuo amd a Boy 
Phe. There waa 
A time when aoakea and addera had no being ; 35 

When the poor iofant-wtHld had no worse reptiles 
Than were the melon and tiie atia w teiiy I 
Thoae were die golden times of Innocence. 
There were no Unga then, tma no lustful peeia. 
Ho mraodi-fac'd iavoarltes, nor no cnckolda, sore. 30 

O, 

Mow bttppy Is that man, whose humbler thoughts 
Kept him bora oourt ; who never yet was tan^t 
The glorioas way unto damnatlan I 

Who never did aspire 35 

Further ttian die cool riiades of qqiet rest I 
How have the heavena hla lower wishea blese'd 1 
Sleep makea his labonrs sweet, and Innoceno 



990 SIR JOHN SUCKLING [Act IV.. Sc 3 

DoM his nein fortutiM truly neompenM : 
He feels no hot lovei^ nor so ptl^-fean, ^ 

No fits of fllthj loiti, or of pale JeekHislas : 
He wants, it's tme, oar clothes, our nusks, oar diet. 
And mnts oar cares, oar fears, and onr dbf niats. 
Bat this 

Is all but raving, and does distemper more. 45 

1*11 sleep. [Liu aU mhug on Ou gnmi.] . Bojr. ring Um 
nog I gave jroa. 

A SOMO 10 A LOTB 
H*it OoM MM a« iomt r A' mir, 

wAm wmiloH bUilt Amw tmt it j 
Or Of Mp 9H lk$ •$», 

mk9m mdtr wapu kM» emt it f 50 

Htut tkom murk'd O* eneoHU't wftt pim g, 

or lft« /or't tUtpiug f 
Or htUI 9lnfi Of pncoek in kit pfi4t, 

or lh» iov» hy kit briif, 

nk«N k» eourtt for kit Itdktry f 55 

0, m /ieJUf, 0, M MiJn, 0, to fatu, to /alts ittktl 

Phr. Good boy, leave me I [Boy onU 

Rt-ontor Claumoht 

Ctm. How now, FloreUo, melancholy ? 

Ptor, No, I was stndylng. 
PriUiee. mMtlve me, wfaetiter it be better to fo 

Maintain a strong. Implicit falOi, that can 
^ no means be opimst ? 
Or, talUng to flu bottom at ttie fiist, 
Ann'd with disdain and with contempts, to aoom ttu 

C/sp. This is a subtle one; bat why stndylng about tills? 65 
Phr. Faith, I would find a good receipt foe the head- 

That's aU. 

Ctm. Hum. 
I know now a4iere«boats yon are. No more on't I 
I'm come to clear tiiose doubts — Your wife la chaste^ 70 
Chaste as ttie tnrtlewlove. 

Phr. Ha, ha. ha t 

Clor. Hat 
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So ouuqr honn, rines I tampted bar 75 

Wth kU my «loqneiiG«, and tat tba Uoft 
Yet iovad her eold u lo*. 

FIcr. Ha, ha, h« I 

Cfnr. YoadoaotweUtotamptafriendiyoodo 
Forget she ia my alatar. 80 

^9r, I wovU I ne'er had knows yon had one. 

Cttr. Yonll give a reaaoa now for tiiia. 

FJor. None. 

Clar. By all that'a good, rinca our dear father leltoa, 
We are become hit aconi ; look you, air, 83 

I dare maintain It. IDrgmt 

Plor. Bnt I dare not. Put np, put np, young man. 
When thon beat known a woman, tiwu wilt be tamer. 

[BmU 

Chr. Ha I what ahouU tfala mean ? I know 
He'a valiant, wiae, diaereet ; and irfiat of dut ? go 

PaMioa, 

When It hath got the bit, doflt ofttimaa timiw 
The rider. Yet why ihoald 1 be poremptoiy ? 
She nay, for oogbt I know, be yet uncbaate 
mtb ■ome unwortfiy groom. [StiiiU*.^ What, If I atole 95 
Into Boma comer, and heard her at coo letrio n ? 
Twonkl not be ambe ; for eonla at each a time. 
Like ihipe In tampoata, throw out all they have. 
And, BOW I think co't, her trial aball be quick. 
Friend, ini do theo ri^t : too 

Come oo't what will, ihe dlea, if she be light. IB*U 



BnUr SlONlOR HuLTSCAaMt tJu Poet, mnd two of Hit 
Actora 
Mui. Well. If there be no remedy, <sie muet act two 
parte. Roadio ahall be the fotri and the lord, and Tlaao 
the dtlaen and the cocludd. 

1 Att. That cannot be. aignlor : you know, one atUl 
ooaei In, hAmi tibe other goes out. 

Mut. By Jove, 'tis true. Let me aee, we'll contrive it : 
the kird and fbv usurer, the citizen and the politician ; 
and. sure, they never are together. But who shall act the 
hoMSt Uwyer } 'tis a bard part, that 1 

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am cemt any «> a, |„„, , . 
Far ao at tou <, Mdn{-i<n<. 

SCEM V 
BiKir CLUmoHT aa4 Itouuo (n«gr 
«ir. By heftven, 
art iita, fcto u th. t«u. of ciwwMta. 
Or wUt la y«t mon fd(o'd, I do coDiflM 
Vom pardoo, nocello, coma, pn,, lont -udcai ■ 
•»><*aiica I may daaarva It. "^ ' 

J%r. Yo«liavait.aoliaaahe; ' 

Would heavao would do it m aadly aa I 

Cfar. Heovan cannot do ao foul an act Shabaa— 
O. aha haa dona too much I And, ahonki not I 
Sea iuadce dcnet the |oda would punlah ma 
BroHier. clear up I i— ™i ma. „ 

ne world alatll not be one day elder, em 
I eee thy Inluriee rav«i|«l. """•"• 

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This nl^t the king wUl ravel and be ga m eeome : 

He wiU change bedi with thee. Deny him not, 13 

And leave the rart to me, 

Flor. Thy youth, I we, doth put thee on too lut : 
Thou haat too mnch of paMloa, gentle brother. 
TUnk'at thou the death of a poor hiatfol Usg 
Or peer can give ne eaae ? M 

Ho;fbr,Uitomild. 

Hy hand dnnt go m far tttat way tm thine. 
Had ihe been chaste, titer* had no tempters been ; 
Or, U tiwn had, I had not tiionght it tin. 
Dnw not thy eword at all, I do beieeeh thee ; 33 

Twill not deaerve one drop of noble Uood. 
Forget It, do, for my take. 

Gar. Hay heaven forget me then I 
When ia the courage of ttiy honte become ? 
When didat thon cease to be thyself t Shall two 30 

Brave famlliee be wiong'd — meet basely wrong'd — 
And shall we tamely, lUce philoso^urs. 
Dispute it wittwut reawms ? 
nnt may I live the scocn of all the workl. 
Then die iorgotten I No, no ; 35 

Were then as many actors in tity wrong. 
As does the vast stage (rf fba world now bear, 
Mot one should 'scape my rage : I and my ghost 
Wouki persecute them aU. 

By an our ties, of k>ve, of Iwottier, friend ; 40 

% what thon htdd'st most dear, I do conjtin thee 
To leavo this wtnrk to me 1 
And, if e'er ttkon canst think 
That I pressnt thee not a full revenge. 
Then take it out on me. ' 43 

Plor. Thy seal hatii overcome me ; 
What wonldit tbon have me do ? 

Clm'. Nothing but this. 

Obey the king In all be shall deiin. 
And let your servants be at my dtopoee 
This night. One of your fiUthful'st confidants 30 

Send hltiier presently. 

Fhr. Well, I shaU ; but irtiat 

You'll do, heaven knows : I know no^ nor will I. 
It is enough that I, against my will. 
Am made a paaahre instrumoit of ill. 

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Ciar. So Ihen la but tUt : the wanton Uag ifals iii(ht 
TUnki to arobnca my trister : Ua bed ahaU provs 
His gnv ; hit Ofwn favourita Aall nuka it ao. 
I have peniuded Um 

Sbo yMda, and fliia nl^t dotti axpect Um : he, 60 

To make ante o* th' huaband, by my advlco, aa If 
Ha did Intand aoros Jeat, maane to change lodflnga 
Wth vroog'd Fkrallo ttia favourite. 

Bntn Petkuchio 

Petmddo, welcome I You have ottier clodiea ; 

Theae I alunild borrow for a little irtille ; 65 

In maaqning timea diagnlaea are In faihian. 

1 Itave a fwetty plot In liand ; 

And, If It take, 'twill be aonie crowna in tiiy way. 

Ptt. I ahall pray hard it may, air ; 
Hy clothea, howaosver, are at your eervtee. 70 

Oir. Andl 
At yonn, Petruchio. But you mnat be dumb 
And aacretnow. 

Af. Aa any atattw, air. 

Clar. Come^ llwa. let oa about it I [fiawioit 



ACTV 

SCIH> I 

Enkr Lmoo tmd I>x<«xio 

Dfol. A rare maaque, bo doubt ; who contriv'd it t 

Ltp. Harry, he that aaya 'tie good, howaoe'ar be baa 
made It, 
Slgnlor Hultoeaml. 

Drol. Who, the poetUnreat ? 

Isp. Tba tame. 

Drol. O, then, 'twere Uaaphemy to apeak againat it. 3 

What, are we full 

Of Cuplda } Do we eall npon tbe vaet. 
And re-aail, and fetch tiie maaque from ttie elooda ? 

L»p. Away, critic t thou never nnderatood'at him. 

Dnt. Tntik, I coofeaa It ; but my comfort is, 10 

Ottwrs are troubled witii tlte aama dlaeaae. 
Tie epidemical, LepMo ; take't on my word. 
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AcTV.,Sc.a] THE SAD ONE 395 

SCBNB II 

BnUr PiuiiatLU miont, vM^Jiif 
F«tt. SwsU on, my giieb ; and O, y« gentler toui, 
Dro^ ettU. and never ceaee to fen tUl jnia 



The ■Dime Out eent yoa out, 

And bide Fnne^U from ber hasb«id'e li^t, $ 

Her mooged horttend'e t 

O, conld my FlonUo bat we 

How an hot flamae within me are gone forth, 

Swe be would love again I Yet sure he would not t 

Heavena, to 

How jwt yoa are, and. O, how wicked I am I 

Ify heart beat* ihiek, 

Aa If my end were nigh ; and would it were I 

A better tine death eanoot take. 

An abaohitioa I have liad, and have coofeat 15 

Hy unehasta love onto my ^lOBtly faUiar. 

ICy peace la made above ; but hen bdow } — 

What nuk'at titon here, PetmcUo ? 

BtUtr Clauhont liMt to P*iruMo 

Chr. Ituidt], Sheweepe: the whore repentaperchuca. 
[Aloui] Madam. 
. It la my maater'a i^easure that ttUa Dl|^t M 

Yon beep your cbamber. 

Frmm. Tb.j voice and conntenance are not the aame ; 
They tdl me Out tfay master' it diipleaa'd. 

Cim'. Madam, it may be ao ; but fliat to me 
la aa unknown aa ti tbie new-found worU. 35 

I am hit aervant. and obey commanda. 

Fran. And ao am I. I pr'yttiee teli him ao ; 
I wiU not atir. [Egit 

Ctm. How canning ie the devil tn a womaa'a ahi^M I 
He had almoat again penuaded me 30 

To have become ber brother. 

Etiitr Swvaat 

Sw. Petruehio, 
The favourite ia lighted at the door, 
And atks to aee my lady. 

der. My lady ia retired : where k he 7 [AtASMimI 35 
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Btittr Bblumimo Iht f«nmriU 

Ba. When U FnnccUa 7 

Cimr.Uy iotd, 
Sb» te not mil, tad cnivra your lonUiJp'i pudoa. 

Btl. Wlut, tick upon 40 

A iiua<|iio-iilght, and irtuo tlw king tanda for her ? 
CooM, oome, tint mi»t not be : which way i« ihe ? 

[Chrimmt $t»pi to kirn, mi tOtiiptn, H* iltrtt 
Byhe«veo I 

Citur, By heaveo I 
Hot wU) the ever im yoa more, if he— 43 

Btl, I nnderttand you — I un BelUrolno — 
If e'er bft tee the morning. I had decreed It ; 
Noc ■honld he have mrviv'd three dayt, had he 
Been ne'er to tilent. Thia night'* hie last, PetmcUo : 
Thli arm ihall make It lo ; I will not tnitt 50 

Hy brodier with the act. 

Oar. Nobly retolv*d I 

Bat how or where, my lord ? 

Btt. No matter «4iere. 

Rather tiian fall, I'U make the preeence chamber 
Be tha place of execntloa. 

Clmr. StiU nobly I 

Bat, my lord 5$ 

Btt. ' Bnt ' again, F«trvd>fe ? 

CAir. And again, n^ lovd. 

No, no, my lady loves yon wdl, bat lovet 
Her honoor too ; and there are way* (I hope) 
To keep tiie one, and yet not lose the odter. 
Do not I know my lady lies alono^ te 

And wUI feign herwU sick this night, and all 
Onpnrpoaetoo 7 am not I to let yoa 
Into hat chamber. 
And to give out, tiie fact ooee done, thatba 

If? <5 

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PERSONAGES : 

Written on several Occasions, 

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PoiTDHB and Lovs have aver boon lo incompatible, that It U 
no wonder (Ifadam) U, having had so rauch erf the tax for you, 
I have ever found so little of the other for myself. Coming to 
town {and having rid aa if I had brought Intelligence of a new- 
landed eneny to the State). I ind you gone the day before, 
and with yon pUdam) all tluit la coniddarable upon the place ; 
for, thoni^ you bavo left bdiind jrou faces whose bututlea 
nl^ wdU excuse perju^ In others, yet la roe they cannot, 
siiioe, to the maUng that no sin. Love's casuists Iwve most 
mtioiiaUy resolved tint she for irium we torsake ou^t to be 
handsomer tiian the forsaken, wbich would be here Unpoalble. 
So tttat now a gallery, hung wlUi Titian's or Vandike'a hand, 
and a chamber filled wltti living e Kcellenc e, are the same 
things to me : and the use that I dull make of that, sex now 
will be no ottier tiian that wUeh the wiser sort of CathoUques 
do of pleturea — at the highest, they but serve to raise my 
devotion to jrou. Should a great bwiiy now resolve to take 
me in <as that Is all they think befongs to It) with UteartiUory 
of her eyes. It would be as vain as for a thief to set upon a new- 
robbed p a ss e nge r . You (Hadam) have my heart already; 
nor can you use it unkindly but willi some Injustice, since 
(besides that it left a good service to wait on you) it waa never 
known to stay so long or so willingly before with any. After 
all, the wagea wiU not be hlg^ for It hath been Inoue^t up 
under Ptatonlcks, and knows do other way of being pM tat 
sorvke than by being commanded more ; which trutii iriien 
you doubt, you have but to send to its master and 

Your k um b li S«nmtt, 
J.S, 
II 
.^ A DiUMuUm from tov* 

Though your diseaae be in the number oi Ummo that are 
better cured with time than precept, yet. since It is lawful for 
every man to jmctise upon them that are foraaken and given 
over (vrtikh I take to be your state), I will adventwe to 



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pmcribe to yoy ; and of ttw famoeaitee of ttw ptgnkt yon ifaaU 
act nead to doid>t, dace I can Mmn yoQ I tilw it dalljr 
nyMlf. 

To begin nutiwdlcallyt I ■boold tajcAa yoa travel ; lor 
abMooe doth in a Und nmova the came (removfaig the objec^, 
and aoawan the physician's flnt recipes, vomiting and 
purglnf ; bat ttila would be too harriw and bideed not agraefaig 
to my way. I therefore advise yon to see her as often as ya« 
«an ; for (berides that the larify of vlaita endears them) this 
may brhif yon to snrprlss her, and to discover Uttte defects 
wUdi, thoi^ ttiey enre not atisolut^, yet ttwy qnallfy tb» 
fnry oif ttte fever. As near as yoa can, let It be wnieasombly, 
whsn die is hi skknew and disorder ; for that will let yoa know 
■he is mortal, and a woman, and the bat would be ennngti to 
a wise man. If you oonld draw her to dlsooocse of tUngs 
she mderstands not, It would not be amiss. 

Contrive yomself often Into the oompaay of the cried-19 
beaatiaa : for if yon read bnt one book, It will be no wander 
Uyon speak or write toat style : variety will bread dMraettai. 
and that will bo a Und of diverting the hnmoor. 

I would not have you deny yourself the little things for 
these agues are easier cured with surfeits than abstinence ; 
raUter (U yon can) taste all. for that (as an old anlfaar satlh) 
wlU let you see— 

TM Ik lU^ to «H(k we wee 
Is set wonh le WMb ado. 

Bat sineo ttiat here would be Impoeslble, you most be oontent 
to take It vrtien you ean get It. And this for y6ur comfort I 
most tsU you (|aeh) that mistress and woman differ no other- 
wise thui Fnotinlack and ordlnaiy gnmet ; lAkh though a 
man loves never so well, yel; If he suriut tk tte last^be will 
care but little for the first 

t would have you leave that foolish humour (Jac^ of saying 
you are not in love wiUi her, and pretending yon care not lor 
her; for smothered fires are dangerous, and maUdous hnmoun 
are beet and safest vented and breatlied out. CcattanMyour 
aOeotlon to your rival still : that will sscan you bom oae wsnr 
of loving i^ldk is hi spite ; and preserve your frieftddilp wm 
her woman, for who knowa bnt die may h^ you to the 
remedy ? 

A Joify riam and ri^t company wonld modt coodnoo to 
flw core : tot tiumgh In ttte Scr^>taue (by the way. It Is but 
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It will bo M or turt, vfan wit !• joUwd to it, may pnv« k tnA 
qnutloa. 

Murybit (m oar frleod tfa« tate «inbundor hath wittily 
obMnred) would cortainly cure it ; but that is a Und of Uv« 
plgaooa Uld to th« tolM ol tfao f»e^ a last romedy, and (to aay 
tnMt) woTM dtaa tbo diaease. 

Bnt (Jack) I lemambar I promised yoa a letter, not a treaty. 
I oow expect yon sbonld be Just ; and as I have ibewed yon 
how to get oat of love, eo you (according to our bai^ain) 
ritould tMdi me bow to get into it. I know yo« have bnt <»e 
way, and win prescribe me now to look npoo Histren Howard : 
bnt for that 1 must tell yon aforehasd that It Is in love as in' 
anUpaUiy — the ciqieii which will make my Lad of Dorset 
go from tb» table, another man will eat up. And (Jack) if yon 
wonki make a visit to Bedlam, you shall find that tiMra aro 
rarely two there mad ioc the same thing. 

Yvitr kumbU SmNMf . 

Ill 

Though (Hadam) I have ever hitherto believed play to be a 
thing in itself as merely indlOerent as lellgioa to a statesnuw, or 
love made in a privy-chamber; yet hearing ]nin have resolved It 
otlMrwIse for me, my faith ritall alter without becoming moro 
Isartwd upon it, or once knovring why it shooU do so. So 
gnat and Just a sovereignty is that jrour reason hath abovo 
idl others, that mine must be a rebel to itself^ dionld It not 
ob^ thus easily ; and, hideed, aH the infslUUllty of Jodgment 
we poor Protestants have, Is at tills time irtiolly ia your 
hands. 

The loss of a mistress (which klUa men only In romances, and 
b BtUI digested with Om first meat wo eat after it) had yet la 
me raised np so much passioti, and so just a quarrel (as I 
tiraoght) to PortniM for It, that I could not bnt tempt hw to 
do me ri^t upon the first oc c ask m ; yet (Hadam) has it not 
made me so desperate, bnt that I can sit down a loser both of 
l^t time and money too^ when there shall be the least fear 
of loaiiig yon. 

And now. since I know your ladyiUp is too wise to snppoee 
to yourself imposslhlUtks, and thereforo cannot think of snch 
a tiling as of making me abeolntely good. It will not bo without 
Bome hnpatienco that I shall attend to know -wbrnt sin you will 
be p l eased to assign me in the room of tills : something tiwt 
has less danger abcnit it, I conceive It would be ; and timefore, 



3oa SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

U yon plaMB (IbdMn), Ivt It not b* woowii, for, to my tntfa. 
It li « diet I cmnot yat niOak, otlwrwlM ttwn man do that on 
wbkh tbay nrfeltBd tut. 

Baton tUs Inrtuit I did not believa WarwiclnUta ths 
otlier wocld, or that MUcot walki had been the blenad riiadei. 
At my arrlnl ban I am aalnted by all ae rlaea fnm the dead, 
and t^va had Joy (ivan ma p n p oat er onily and as tanparttaMOtfy 
a* they give It to nun wfao nairy where flwy do not lova. 
If I riiould now die In aameat, my friemda have ootfafaif topay 
me, for they have dfadtargad ttte ritea oi faaeral somnr befon- 
hand. Nor do I take It Ul that i^or^ irtikh made Richard 
the Saoood allva to ofton after he was dead, should kill me as 
often wfaan I am alive. The advantafe is oa my side. Hm 
only quarrel I hava Is, dtat they have made mm a< tiie whole 
Book of UartyiB npcm me ; and wittuMt all qMStton, the first 
Chiistians vnder ttw great per s ecnttoos laSsred not in joo 
years so many several wqrs as I have dona in sbt days in this 
lewd town. This (Uadam) may seem strange imto yon now, 
iriM know the oompany I was in ; and certainly, if at tliat time 
I had dqiartad this transltMy world, it had been a way tiiey 
had navar thooi^t on ; and flila t^tiqih of tiia S^aaiard's 
(dunging ttw names) woald better have beoone mj grave- 
staMM ttu ai^ otlMr my frlsnds the poets wonld have lonnd 
oat forme: 

Epitaph. 

Hen lies Don Aknao, 

Slain by a wound received nndar 

His left Pap, 

Ihe Orifice of aritlch was lo 

Small, no Chimrgeon conld 

Discover it. 

Reader, 

If tlion wonldst ttvoid so strango 

A Death, 
Look not upon Lndnda's eyes. 

How all ais discourse of djring (Uadam) is but to let yon 
know how dangerons a thing it li to be long from London, 
especially in a place wliich is concluded oat (rf die world. If 

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you an not to bt fricfatod hlUier, I hope yon an to be per- 
suaded : and If good aermou, or good playe, new braveries, or 
freih wit, nvels (Hadam), maaqnea tbVt an to be, have any 
rtietorlo about them, hen Ihey an, I aatnn you. In perlection, 
wiUumt aaUng leave of the |»ovincea beyond teas, or the 

awent of . I write not th^ that you should think I value 

these pleasana above those of Uilcot ; for I must hen protest, 
I i»<efer the abtgle tabor and pipe In the great hall, far above 
Uwm ; and wen then no more belonging to a Joumey than riding 
m> many miles (would my alUra conspln with my desires) 
yonr ladydiip ahonld find tiiere, not at the bottom of a 
letter. 

Madam, 

Your ImmbU Sfrsmf. 



I thank Heaven we live In an age In iriiich the widows 
wear colours, and In a country vAen the women that lose 
tiielr boabands may be trusted with poison, knives, and all the 
bwning coals In Europe, notwithstanding the precedent of 
S^onlsba and Portia. Considering Ae estate yon an in 
now, I ahonld reasonably i m agine meaner physiclana than 
Seneca or Cicero might administer comfort. It is so far from 
■me to Imagine this accident should surprise yon, that. In my 
opinion. It should not make yon wonder. It being not atrange 
at all ttiat a man who hath lived ill all his time In a house 
should break a window, or steal away ta the ni^t through an 
unusual postern. Yon an now free ; and what matter is it to 
a prisoner whether the fetters be taken ofi the ordinary way or 
not t If instead of putting oil handsomely the chain of 
matrlmcny, he hath rnddy broke it, 'tis at his own charge, 
nor should It cost 3rou a tear, Motldng (Hadam) has worse 
mien than counterfeit sorrow : and yon most have the hei^t 
of woman's art to make yours appear other, e^Mclally lAen 
tite spectators shall consider all tiie story. 

The sword that is placed betwixt a contracted princess and 
an ambassador was as mnch a hudwnd : and the only difference 
waa that that sword, laid hi the bed, iUowed coe to sui^y ita 
place. This husband denied all, like a false crow set up tat a 
garden, which keeps oflwn from ths fruit It cannot taste itself. 
I would not have you ao mndk as en)|uin wbether It wen wlUi 
Us garten or hla eloak-bag strings, nor engage yoweeU to 
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304 SIR JOHN SUCKUNG 

The Spwalsh priocen Laonln* (wfaom Balne driven tita 
onuuBsat of tlw lut tga) w«a wIm ; iriio, bouing a port wm 
•ent to tall her her hniband me d«ed. Mid knowing the 
•ecretuy wu In the way for that purpoie, tent to etay the 
poet till the anival of ttke eecretary, that eha ml|^t not be 
oblig«d to riwd tean twice. Of Ul thhige the leee we know the 
better. Cnrioelly would here be u vain as If a endold iboBld 
faiqiiice iriieflier It were upOQ the conch or a bed, and whether 
tile oavaUer polled off hie tpma tret or not. 

I mnat confese it it a Jnet enbjeot for onr eorrow to hear of 
any that doee quit his etation without his leave tiiat placed 
hint tiieie ; and yet, as 111 a mien as tiiii act has, twas a4e- 
RoKUmiti, as yon may see by a line of Master Shakeqware's 
who, bringing In Tltinins after a lost battle, qwaUng to liis 
■word, and Uddiog it find out hie heart, adds — 

' Bj rear ksMi ledt, tUi [ta] B Rmms'i pen.' 

Tie true, I tiiink closk-bag strings were not thai to «nch in 
fedUcD ; bnt to tiioee that are not swtwdmen the way Is not eo 
despicable ; and, for mine own part, I assure jroii ChrlttlaBlty 
highly governs me In the minute In «4iich 1 do not wish with 
all my heart, that all the discontents In Us majesty's ttiree 
kingdoms would find out this very way of satisfying t*'«'ntftl Yft 
and the wnid. 

/. S. 

Sir. " 

Since the settling of your family would certainly much 
omduce to the settling of your mind (the care of the one being 
the tront^ of the other), I cannot but reckon It In tite number 
of my misfortunes, tiiat my aAdra deny ne the ooateot I 
sbouid take to serve yon in It. 

It would be too late now for me (I suppoee) to advance or 
confirm you In diose good reeolutioas I left 700 In, being 
confident your own reason hath been eo Just to yon, as long 
before this to have rep resen ted a necesslly of redeeming time 
and feme, and of taking a handsome revenge upon jronrseU foe 
the Injuries yon wonid have done yooiseU. 

Change. I ctmfess (to them that think all at once) must needs 

' be strange, and to yon hateful, whom first yow own nature, 

and then onstom, another nature, have brought to delight In 

ttioee narrow end nneontii ways we found yon In. Yon mnst 

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coDJnactloiH of which deatti i« th« only hononnbl* dhraroe, 
and that yon hav« now to pleaw another aa weU ai jromaBtf ; 
irtWi thoMfh the ba a womant and by tha patent aha hath 
Inm natiu* hath liberty to do afanply, yet can die never be ao 
•tioni^ bribed afainat beraelf aa to betray at once all ber 
hopea and enda, and Ux your aake reaolve to Uve mlaeral^. 
Examplea of avch loving foUy onr Umea afford but few ; and 
in thoee there ar«, you ihaU find the atock of love to have been 
greater, and their atrengtha richer to !"■<!***'" it, than la to 
be feared yonia can be. 

Woman (beaidea the trouble) haa ever been thought a rent- 
oharge ; and though through the vain curlodty of man It haa 
often been tndoaed, yet baa It aeldom been brought to improve 
or become profitable. It faring with married men foe the 
meet part, aa wltti Uioae that at great ehargea wall tat gronnda 
and ^an^ who cheaper nlg^t have eaten melona elaewher^ 
than in their own gardena cucnmbera* The rnlna that either 
time, alckDeaa, or ttw mdaodioly yon dull give bet, ahall bring, 
rouet an be made up at your coat ; for that thing a buaband la 
bat tenant for life in what he holda, and la bound to leave 
the place tenantabla to the next that ahall take It. To con- 
clude, a jroung woman la a hawk upon her wlsga ; and if riie 
be hao<toona^ abe le the m<M« eubject to go out at check. 
ndoonera, that can but aeldom apring right game, ahoold atlU 
have aomething about them to take them down with. Tha 
lore to whidi aU atoop In tbla worid la either gamUwd 
wHh prafit or fdeaanre ; and when you cannot throw her 
ttw one, you mnat be etmtent to abew out the other. Thli 
I qieak not out of a deaire to in cr eaae your feara, which at* 
already but too many, but out of a hope that, when yon 
know the woiat, you will at once leap faito the river, and 
awlm thiough handaom e ly, and not (weather-beaten with 
flie dlvera blaata of lireaolntkw) atand ahlvering upon the 
brink. 

Doubta and feara are, of all, the aharpeat paailona, and are 
■till turning diatempara to dia e a aea . Through thaee falae 
optlcka 'tie, all that you aee ia, like evening abadowa, dla- 
ptopwtioiiatde to the truth, and atrangaly longer than the tne 
sabatanca. Theae (when a handaoma way of living, and ex> 
penae euitable to your fortune, la re pree ented to you) makea 
you In their atead aee want and beggary, thruatlng upon yont 
judgment ImpoeaiUUtlea for UkeUhooda, irtilch th^ with eaae 
may do, ainoa (aa Solomon aatth) thqr betray the ancoowt that 



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Til tiiM tlut kU han beknr i« bat dtvenUed lotty, and ttiftt 
tlw Utds tblagt w« Uo^ «t chlMran lor, we do bnt act onr- 
wlvw in giMt ; yot ta tlwn dUtomiM of luMcr ; Mid, of tba 
two. I lud modi nttwr be mad with him thit (whan be had 
nomiai) Uwafht aD the riiipa that came Inio the haven hli^ 
0ian vlUi jrou «4w (vdwn jron have to madi coming h^ think 
yoa have aotfaiuf , TUt fnu of losing all In yon b the lU imtie 
ofawanepannt,derinoftetting,lnyou ;Bothat,ifyonwoald 
■ot be paaakNi^ent, yon mnat ceaae to be covetona. Money in 
your band la like tite conjurer's devil, iriilch irtiUe yon tUnk 
yon hava^ ttiat baa yon. 

The rich talent that God hath given, or rather lent yon, yoa 
have Ud np in a napkin ; and man knowa no dUlerenee batwlxt 
that and treaaniae kept by in apirita, bnt ttat yoaca is the 
harder to oome by. To the goanfiog of Oaae golden qiplea, 
of necessity most be kept those nevar sleqiing dtagons^ 
Fear, lealoasy, Oistrut, and ttM like ; so that yon are 
oome to monUse Asop, and hia fablsa of beaats an bo- 
come pm^wctes of you ; for. while yon have catched at the 
shadow, nnoertain riches, yon have loat the substance, tnw 
content. 

The desire I have ye should be yet yourself, and that your 
frisnds should have occasion to bless the providence of mia- 
iortnne, haa made me take the boldness to give yon your own 
character, and to show yon yonisetf out of yonr own iJass ; and 
though all this teUa yoa bat when yoa are^ yet it Is aome part 
td ft cun to have searched the wound. And for this time wo 
most be content to do like traveUera, who fltst find ont the 
^ace. and then the neaieat way. 



VII 
Jtfy WoWi Lord. 

Your bomUe servant had the honour to recdve feam 
your hand a letter, and had the grace upon the sight of It to 
Mash. I but then found my own negUgence. and bnt now 
could have the <^>partttnity to aak pai^on for It. We have 
ever since been upon a march, and ttie placea we an cone to 
have aflorded rather tdood than ink : au of all things, sheets 
have been the hardest to ootne by, spedaOy ttwae of p^er. If 
theas few Uasa shall have the hap^ness to Uss yonr band, Ihey 
can assore that he that sent Ihsm knows noea to vdiom he 
owes mere oUigation than to your lordsh^ and to whom hs 



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would mon willingly pay it : and that It must be no lata than 
nacewity ItaaU that can binder him from often pnMnting it. 
Gsnnany hath no iriiit alterad me : I am still the bumble ler- 

vant of ray Lord that I wai^ and when I ceaae to be ao, I 

mnrt ceaee to ba 

JoiM StuUing. 

VIII 

Since yon can breathe no one deilre that waa not mine before 
It waa youn — or full aa iochi (for hearta united never knew 
divided wlabea)— I must chide yon <dear i»inceaa) not thank 
you, for your present, and (If at least I knew how) twangty with 
you for sending him a bludi, who needs must blush because 
yon sent him one. If you are conscious of much, what am I 
then, who guUfy am of all yon can pretend to, and something 
more — nnworthinett i But why should you at all (heart <^ 
my heart) disturb the happiness you have so newly given me, 
or make love feed on doubts, that never yet could thrive oa 
auchadkt? Ifl ktmp«tmfdyowrfnttl Obi WbywiU 
yon ever say that yon have atudied me, and give so great an 
interest to the contrary ? That wretched if apcaks as if I 
would refuse what yon desire, or could — both which are equally 
impossible. My dear princess, there needs no new approadies 
where the breach la made abeady ; nor roust you ever ask 
anywbert^ but of your fair self, for anything that Aall 
coatem 

Fetir h umU * StntMt. 

IX 

My dsantt Pritutst, 

But tliat 1 know 1 love yon mere than ever any did 
any, and that yet I hate myself because I can love you no 
more, I should now most unsatisfied dispatch away this 



The little that I can write to what I wouU, makes me think 
writing a doll commerce, and then — how can I choose but wish 
myself with yon to say the rest t Uy dear dear, think 
what merit, virtue, beauty, what and how far A^urs, with 
all her channi^ can oUlge : and so far and something mora 

Your kumbU SsfMni. 



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SIR JOHN SUCKLING 



A kUtr to m fritnd lo Mt- 



mHimwkivhkthUfonuriy 
Utn in loM •Ak, mii 

At Hito time irtiea no hot 
pbnot flm the blood, wd 
wfaen tha Innittcka of Bedlam 
themtdvM are tnuted abroMl, 
Uutt 70a ihonld ran nud, b 
(Sir) not ao much a Mbject for 
your friende' pity m tbelr 
wonder. Tia trae, love to a 
satnral distemper, a Und of 
•mall pocka. Every one 
etilier bath had tt, w la to 
expect it, and the ■ooiwr the 



Thna far yon 
Bat having bean well cnred of 
a fever, to court a relapae, to 
make lov« the aecond time lo 
the same place, li M^ lo 
flatter yon) neillier better nor 
wone than to falllnto a qsag- 
mlre by chance, aad ride into 
It aftefwarda on porpoae. 
Tia not love (Tom) that doth 
tlie niaehlef, bnt conataney ; 
for love it of the nature of a 
bumlng-glaw, wbkh, kept 
■tlU in one place, flraUt; 
changed often, tt doth nothlnc 
—a Und of glowing coal 
whkh, with aUftfaig from 
hand to hand, a man eaaUy 
eadurea. Bnt tiien to many 
(tan) I Why, thou hadit 
better to Uve boneat Love, 
tium knowea^ ia Ulnd; 
nAat will he do when be 



A» mtmm to lb butr. 

Ceaae to wonder (honest 
Jack) and give me leave to 
pity thee^ who labourest to 
condemn that ■mUA thou 
eonfesaeit natural, and the 
aoooer had the better. 

Thus far Uwre needs no 
excuae, nnlesa it be on thy 
behalf, who st^^eet sMMsd 
thou^ta (iriikli are by att 
allowed the best) a relapse, 
and tattert of a quagmin 
where no man ever stack fast, 
and accueest constant of 
mIscUef in u4Mt la natural, 
and advisedly undertaken. 

11a confessed that love 
changed often doth nothing — 
nay, 'tis nothing ; for love and 
change are incompatible ; but 
iriksre It ia fapt fixed to Its 
first object, though It bom 
not, yet it warms ud c h e rii h- 
eth, 80 as it needs no trane- 
plantation or change of soil to 
make it fruitful; and cer- 
tainly, if love be natural, to 
many is the beat recipe for 
Hving honest. 

Yea, I know wliat marriage 
la, and know you know It not. 
by terming tt the dearest way 
of curing love; for certainly 
there goes more charge to tlw 
keeping of a stable fuU of 
hocaee, than one only steed: 
and much of vanity te therein 
beddes, vriten, be the errand 
vdtat It win. this one steed 
shall serve your tnm as wen 



hath fatten an. tUskwt 
thon? 

IhMt fbou kaow «4wt nur- 
iliffB to ? Tb entlng of lov« 
ttw deuMt w»y, or wsUiig a 
losinf gimwter oat of a 
wlnnLig draain. and after a 
long o^ectatioii of a ttrangs 



bomoly meal. Ala* I (Tom) 
love eeeda when it nina up to 
matilnumjr, and is good for 
nolhiiig. IJke aoaia fruit- 
treoi, h maet be traneplanted. 
It thou woiiidst havo it active 
wd briof forth anything. 

Thon now perchance hart 
vowed all that can be vowed 
to any one iace, and thinknt 
tton hart left nothing anwld 
to It t do bat mate love to 
another, and If thou art not 
•nddeoly fnmUied with new 
language and freeh oatha, I 
win ooodnde Cupid hath uaod 
thee woiae than ever he did 
aiqr of hia train. 

After all thb, to many a 
widow, a Und of chew'd 
moat I What a fantartlcal 
atomacb hart thon, ttiat canrt 
not eat of a diah till another 
man hath cut of it) Who 
woald waeh after another, 
when he might have freeh 
water, enou^ for asking ? 

life la aonietlmea a kng 
journey. To be tied to ride 
npon one heart rtlU, and that 
half tired to thy hand tool 
Think npon ttiat (Tom). 

Wen. if thou murt needs 
marry (as who can tell to 
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as twenty mon. Oh, If you 
oould servo yonr rteed so I 

Marriage tunis [teasing 
dxoams to ravishing realltieB, 
which ont-do what fancy <x 
expectation can frame onto 



That love doth seed when it 
rans into matrinumy, is un- 
doubted truth ; bow dse 
should it increase and mnltl* 
ply, which Is Us greatert 



'TIS not the want of love, 
nor Cupid's fault, U every day. 
afford not new language and 
new ways of expressliig affec- 
tion : it lather may be caused 
throui^ an excess of Joy, 
which oftentimes strikes 
dumb. 

These things conridered, I 
will marry ; nay, and to provo 
the second paiadtnc false. III 
many a widow, who Is rather 
the cbewer than thing 
chewed. How strangely fan- 
tastical is he iriio win be an 
hour in i^ucklng on a atralt- 
boot, when be may be fwtli- 



that will come on easily, and 
do him as much credit and 
better service ? Wine, when 
fiirt broached, drinks not half 
so well as after a white 
drawing. Would you not 
think him a madman irtto^ 
whilrt be might fair and easily 
ride on the beaten rtHulway, 
shoohl trouble hImseU with 
bwaUng up of gape ? A 
wall-wayed horee will safely 
convey thee to thy Journey's 



310 SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

•famsd ?), let ft be R maid, and, wtwn «n anbached SOy 

■od BO widow; for (u a nujr by dunce fire thee a 

modem anUur baili wittily iall. 'TIS |)ciiioe-l^ to many 

iMotvMl in tlila caaa) tb a widow, for 'tis to bav« a 

batter ^ a man mMt be In tatter. 

prieoo) to lie in a private Tla tme, Ule may prove a 

room tban In the hob, long Jonmay ; and eo, believe 

me, it maet do — a very loaf 

one too, before the beut yoo 

talk of prove tlr'd. Think 

yon upon tttat (Jack). 

Thnt, Jack, thoa aeeat my 
weU-ta'en reeohttioa of marry- 
ing, and that a widow, not a 
maid ; to vdiioh I am much 
indooed oat of what Psrtha- 
foraa aalth (ta hie a^ Sael. 
ctm^PHleniM) that tt ia better 
lying In the bcrie than iittinc 
tatbeatockt. 



XI 

When I receive your Unee (my dear prtnoeti) and find 0Mre 
e«p r eerto M of a paiaion ; though reaeoa and my own Immerit 
tell me It mnet not be for me, jrat la the rnannagn eo jiinailin to 
me. that I (bribed by my own deairea) beUave them Mill befon 
the other. Then do I giory that my virgin love baa atayed for 
auch an object to fix upon, and ttiink bow good ttie ttara were 
to me that kept roe from qneneUng thoee flunea (youth or wttd 
love famMted me withal) in common and ordinary waten, and 
leaerved me a l acriflce for jrour eyea. WhUe thonght thna 
emilee and eolacea himaelf wlthia me, cmd remembranoe bteaki 
in vpon onr retirementa, and telle ao tad a atory that (tmet ma) 
I ftMTget an that ideaaed fancy aald before, and toma my 
Utovghta to vrtiere I left yon. Then I cooaider diat atormi 
neither know eoortahlp nor ptty, and that tiioae mda blaata 
will often make you a prisoner this winter, If they do no 

While I here enjoy freih diversion, jnm make the snflertngs 
more by having Idsore to coiuider them ; nor have I now any 
way left me to make mine equal with them, bnt by often con- 
sidering that they are not so ; for the thought that I cannot be 



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with yog to bew my tbitn U mwe Intolanbto to ma thtn if I 
had boHM man. But I wm only bom to ntunbar honn, and 
not njoy them-^«t cao I iuv«r tiiink mytelf unfortouta, 
while I sma write mywU 

H*r kmMt S*nmnt. 
XII 

When I consider (my dear princeN) that I have no other 
fvetence to your favoort than titat which aH men have to Uw 
uiginal of beanty, light ; irtileh we enjoy, not tliat it la the 
inlteritance of onr eyea, but became tliinga mott excellent can- 
not restrain ttumaelvea, bat are oure, aa th^ are diffnaively 
good ; then do I find the juatnese of your qnuiel, and cannot 
but blnth to think what I do owe, but much mote to think iritat 
I do pay, eince I have made the prindpal ao great, by eendlng 
in eo little intereat. 

When you ttave received thla humble confeMion, you will 
not, I hoft, conceive me one that would {thou^ upon your 
bidding) enjoy myself, while tttere ia mch a thing in the wwld at 
ilgAntra, 

Htr kimMt Smmnt, 
J.S. 

XIII 

So much (dear ) was I emr youra, pince I had &wt the 

honour to know you. (uul consequently ao little myaelf, eince I 
liad the unhappinesi to part with yon, that yon yonneU (dear) 
without what I would aay. cannot but have been ao Jnat aa to 
have imagined the wekome of your ovm letters ; tbong^ Indeed 
tfaey have but removed me frosn one rack to Ht me on another 
— bam lean and donbta I had about me of your wdfare^ to an 
unquietneae vMifai myaelf till I have deaerv'd thia intdligenca. 

How pleaaingly trouUeawne thought and remembrance hav* 
been to me, aioee lleft you, I amnomoreablenowtoexpreM, 
than anoAer to have them ao. You only could make every 
place you came in worth the thinking of ; and I do think thoae 
placea worthy my thought only, becauae you made them ao. 
But I am to leave tttem, and I ihall dot the wlllioger, becansa 
the gameiter atm Is so much in me, aa that I love not to ba toM 
too often of my lones. Yet every place will be alike^ since 
every good objact will do the same. Variety of beanty and <rf 
^tces (quick nuderminers of cons t anc y to othera) to me wlU ba 



3ta SIR JOHN SUCKUNG 

bat plllut to npport it, riaat, wfato tbey pleaM me moit. I 
nuMt riudl tUnk tA jaa. 

In tpita of all phlloMpby, It win bo hotlMt fai my dhuBte 
when my raa to luthMt ofi ; utd in tpits ot ill nsMiit I pro- 
claim that I am not mya^ bat wImo 1 am 

7«wr« whoOy, 

XIV 

Tbongh deaininOuMetbatlovobaatUIUInioomncbnllin 
a atonn, and nao cannot ao eatity •trilw, « taka an in when ha 
pleaaai ; yet (daanat princew) ba It novar ao baid, iriua yoa 
AaU think tt dancerou, I ihaU not make it difficnlt, thooi^ 
wdl, kivfl to love, and air to air ; and (thoofh yoa are a rolratte 
yoaiaeU) yet do not I believe that yo« can worit any. Wtthoat 
it I am dwfldent yoa can never make tiwie two. ttint dlflereot in 
the rea el v M, one and the ■eU-eame thinf ; wban yon ■haU, it will 
be aome nn^ Inrtherance towarda it, that yon have 

*** J.S. 

Who lo tmly lovea the fair AgUnra, that he win never know 
desire, at leaat not entertain it, that brin(a not latten of 
rcco mm e nd aticn from her, or fint a fair paa^ort 



My Dtmr Dtmf, 

Think I have Umed yovr letter to notblnf, and now 
know not irtiat to antwer ; w that, now I am aaaiming, I am 
ktoalBg yoa to nothing, and know not how to go on I For, yon 
mnit pardon, I mnat bate aU I aond yoa hm, becanae it ex^ 
premea nothing In reapect of what It leavea behind witfa me. 
And eh I why ehonld I write then ? Why •boald I not ooma 
myadf f Thoae tyranta, bnalnaa, honoor, and necenity, 
what have they to do with yon and I? Why iboald we not do 
love'a commanda before theiia, vriioae aovoreignty to bat 
aamped npcm «a ? ^laU we not amen to rosea 'cause ottien do 
look «t, or gather than 'eanso there are pcickke, and aomethhig 
that woald hinder as ? Dear, I fain woald, and know no 
hindrance bat what most cone from yoa ; and irtiy sbooM aiqr 
come t rince Hto not I, but yon, mutt be sensibk how mnw 
time we lose. It being long time since I was not mysdf, bat 

yowr*. 



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Omt Pnmeiu, 

Fliidbig tho data of your iBttw ao young, Knd ta«vlii« u 

ummutM from who at the nm* time hevd from 

lb. that an our letten have been delivered at [B.], I 

cannot bat Imagine aoine ill miataka, and that yon have not 
xecelved any at all. FUtfa I have none In Welah man ; and 
though fear and an^teton look often to far that they overaee 
the right, yet when love hoMa the candle, they aeldom do 
niatake ao much. Hy deareat princaaa, 1 ahall long, next 
hearing yon are well, to hear that tttey are aafe ; for though I can 
never be aahamed to ba found an idotater to anch a ahrine aa 
yours, yet alnce the world la full of [mifane eyee, the beat way, 
sue, is to keep aU myateries bom dem, and to let privacy be 
{lAat Indeed it Is) the beat part of devotion. So thinks, 
Mf D. D. P.. 

Yom kmmbU Strvtnt. 

XVII , 

Since the Inferior orba move but by the firat, without all 
question desires and hopes In me are to ba govem'd still by yon, 
as they by it. What mean theae fears, then, dear princess t 

TbMgfa planets wander, yet Is the sfdiere that carries them 
tba same atlU ; and though wlahea in mc may be extravagant, 
yet he In irium they make their motion la, you know, my dear 
pclnoesa, 

Yotwt mnd n^ulfy to bt Htpoud of by you. 

And till we hear from yon, though (according to the fbim 
of concluding a letter) we shonid now rest, we cannot. 



B^ «_: xvni 

If parting be a sin (as sure It Is) what Uten to part from 
yon 1 If to extenuate an 111 be to Increase It, what then now 
to excuse It by a letter 7 That which we would all^e to lessen 
It, with yon perchance has added to the gailt alrMdy, which la 
o«r sudden leaving you. Abruptnea la an eloqueoce In partings 
when apinning out of time la but the weaving of new sorrow. 
And thus we thought ; yet not being able to distii^gnlsh of our 
own acts, the fear we may have rinn'd farther than we think of 
haa made us send to yon. to know whether it be mortal or not. 



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SIR JOHN SUCKLING 



For tkt two BMCtlknt Sitltrt 

Thongh I otmoeivo yon (ladie*) to maoh kt Mnn that jnm 
ata,y road anythiiig, yet tiaca the Btoriei of the torn are menly 
•monnu, sod ■otuid nothing bat lovo, I cannot, withoat be- 
traying my own Jodgment, make them newa for Wake. Nor 
canltbelenlmiaopertotranapartthemtoymi, ttianfdrtfae 

Ung to ennd my I^ of C over a m baaaa^ot thle winter 

into Greenland. 

It woaM want faith In lo cold a country aa Angleaey, to aay 
that yonr couala DnciieM, far the gaenchlng of aome fooUah 
flamet about her, liaa endured qule^ tiM toaa of mudi of fk» 
king** favour, of many of her hoiMa, uid of moat of Iter frienda. 

WiMlber Dm dlafiguremant titat travel or rtcimaaa haa be- 
ttowed upon B. W. be thought ao gnat by the Lady oi the Ide 
aa 'tb by oOieia, and wfaettier the alteration of Ua fac* haa bred 
a change In her mind, it never tronUea yoo, ladiea. What M 
fovea are decajr'd, or what new oaea are qirang np in tMr 
room : whether thla lady ba too discreet, or ttiat cavaUernot 
aectet enough, are thing) that concern the inhaUtanta <rf Angle- 
aey not at aU. A fair day la better welcome and more oewi 
than all that can be laid in thla Idnd : and for an ttiat I know 
now, the devU'a chimney li on fire, or Ua pot aeettiJng over, 
andaUHorthWakaaotaUetoataytiMfoTyoftt. Perdiance 
vdtile I write tUa, a great black ckrad la aalllng from Wrtren 
ThMnaa'a bleak monntains over to Banm-HiU, £ere to dlagotge 
itself with what the sea or worse places fed it with before. 

It may be, the honest banka about you turn bankrupt too^ 
and hnik ; and the aea, Uke an angry creditor, seiteB np<» aU. 
and bath no pity, because he has bees put off BO king £rom tlma 
to time, Farvaiiefy(anditiBnotlmpoidtde),aomebdstero«s 
wind flinp up the hangings ; and thinking to do as much to 
yonr ctothes, finds a resistance, and 80 depute, but first breaks 
all the windows about the bouse for It In revenge. 

These things, now, we that live in Londtm cannot help, and 
' they are aa great newa to men that alt in boxea at Black-Frian, 
aa the affaire of love to flannd-weavers. 

For my own part, I think I have made a great c om pl i ment 
when I have wMied myself with you, and more than I dare 
make good in winter ; and yet there is none would venture 
farttier for such a happinesa than 

Ytur tw rnb l t SmunO. 



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Th» Win^4rMun le Ab W»Ur-4rinlm$, gmHnt : 

Wliereas by your ambwwdor, two dftyi llitce ient nato ns, 
m nndtntaiul ttuit jpon h»vo lftt«ly twd k plot to surpriM or 
(to iprak mon [»opsrty) to t«ka th« waters, and In tt have not 
only a Uttk miMsarriad, but abo mat with nich dlfficultloa, tiiat 
nnteaa jro* ba spaadily reliaved, yoa ara Uka to mfiar in the 
adventnia ; we, at wdl oat of pity to you, a* out of care to oar 
■tate and commonweatth (knowing that wranan have ever been 
hdd necenary, and that oottiing reilaheth ao well after wina). 
have to lir taken it Into oar consideration, that w« have neg- 
lected no means, slnca wa heard of it first, that might ba for 
your ccMitaats or the good of tiw cante ; and tberefdce to tliat 

Srpoee we have bad £vers meetings at tlu Bear at the Bridge- 
tt, and now at length have leaolved to dispatch to yon one of 
o«r caUnet-conncU, C<donel Youngt with some slight forces of 
canary, and some few of shnry, irAich no oonbt wUl stand yon 
in good stead, if they do not mntiny and grow too headstrong 
for their commander. Him Captain Puff of Barttm shall 
fdlow with all eiqpedition, with tvro or three regiments of 
claret : Uonsleur do GranviUe, commonly called lientenant 
Strutt, Shan lead up th^ rear of Rbeniib and white. These 
succours, thus timely seat, we are confident will be sufficient to 
htrid the enemy in {day, and, till we hear from yoa apJn, we 
•hall not think of a fresh supply. For the waters (thou^ per- 
chance they have driven -you into some extremities, and divers 
times fOFC'd their passages tikrough some of your best guarded 
places), yet have they, if our intelligence fail ns not, hitherto 
had the worst of it still, and evermore at length plainly run 
away from yon. 

Givtn undtr cur kandt at Of Btmr, 

ThU fourl* 0f July. 

XXI 

Since Joy (the tUng we all so conrt) is bat our hopes stripped 
of our fwrs, pardon me If t be still jNresring atU, and, Uke ttwaa 
that are curious to know their fortunes afordiand, deabe to be 
satisfied, Oiougb it displeases me afterward. To this gentle* 
man (who has as much insight as the t'other wanted eye^ght) I 
have committed the particulars, whkh would too much swdl a 



3X6 SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

Irttar. Iftfae]rriiaUiwtidaMaytni,tblMitiMhnfa)Mt«tU 
lor wpantance ; nor «vw did that mmka m» qnural with uijr- 
thinf Dtit my own atan. To nraar now ontlM from thit ptaot 
were bnt to WMkon tho cndlt of thoM I h«v« nram in aortfaar. 
If heaven be to forgive yon now for not beltaving of tttem than 
(u esn aa It waa a aln) heaven ibifive nu now for awvailng of 
flieni then (for that was donUeain), Hare than I am I cannot 
bo, nor Uat, Yomi, 

I.S. 
I am not ao m a Proteatant aa to believe In merit, yet If yon 
pleaae to give anawer under your omi hand, each aa I rtiallfor 
ever r^ upon, if I have not deaerv'd tt atready, it ia not 
Impoaailde Imt I may. 

xxn 

Te • CoMriM (wke *Mlf loe«f yoiMf fMt, flMrf •Am Aby Mwe to te 



■ HoMffl CAarlM. 

Were ttwie not f oola enow before In the eammoo-weatUt 
of lovera, bnt that tbon moat bring np a new aect 1 Why 
deilgfated with the fliat knota of roeea^ and iriien they come to 
Mow, can aatlsfy the aenae, and do tin end of their creatton, 
doat not care for them ? Ia there nothing In thia fooUrii 
tranattocy world that thon eanat find out to eat tiqr heart upon. 
bat that which haa nairiy left off making of dlrt-ptea, and la bat 
pnparfog itodf for lown and a green afa fc neaa } Seri oaal y 
(Cbarie^ Bod wtthont ceremony, "tia very foolkh, and to love 
wldowB la aa toleraUe an hnmonr. and aa Jaatlflable aa Oiine ; 
for Iwaata tiiat have been rid oB tfaelr 1^ are aa mndk te a 
man'a nae aa colt* that ace onway'd, and will not go at aB. 
yhtf the devil each yoang thinga ? Before fbmt nndetetand 
what tbon woaldst have, oUian woald have granted. Thon 
doet not marry them neither, nor anything daa, "Sfoot, It la 
the atoiy of the )aclc-ao-apeB and the parMdgee : thon atareit 
after a beanty tm it U loet to thee : and then letf at oat anodMT. 
and ataieat after ttiat till H la gone too I Mev«r conaideriiv 
that It la here aa in the Tbamee, and that wfaUo It mna op In the 
middle. It mna down on the atdea ; irtille flun coateraplaf at 
the eoming-bi tide and flow of beauty, that it ebba with tltee, 
and tiut thy yonth goaa out at the aame time. After all thIa, 



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too. ih* thon aotr art CMt upon win hava much ado to avoid 
being nsijr. Poi on't, tnw will lay thou wart baalghtad, and 
wart glad of any inn t Wall (Chariaa) there la another way, if 
yon could find It out. Woraen are IUeb nwkina ; too groan or 
too ripe are worth nothing : yon moat try till yoa And a right 
00a. Taate all— bnt bark jrou (Charlea) you ihaU not need to 
eat of aU ; for one ii aufficient for a mrfelt : 

Your moa kimbU Strvamt. 
I •hoald have permaded yon to marriaga ; bnt, to deal 
ingcnaonsty, I am a llttla out of argnmenta that way at thla 
pceaent. '11a hononrabla, there's no qoeatlon oa't ; but what 
mora. In good faltit I cannot readily t^. 



XXIIl 

To tell ya« that neither my mltfortnnes nor my slna 
did draw from ma ever so many al^ aa my departnia from 
yon haa done, and that ttMia are yet taara in mine eyea left 
nndried for it ; or that melancholy haa ao deeply aeised me, 
that colda and diaeaaea hereafter ahall not need ^ve half their 
force to destroy me, vnmld be, I know, superflnona and vain, 
stnca so great a goodness as yours cannot bnt have out-believed 
abaady iHut I can write. 

He never knew yon that will not think the loss of yonr 
company greater than the Imperialists can aU ttila time the 
losa <rf in their companiea ; and he shall never know yon that 
can think It greater than I, who, though I never had neither 
wisdom nor irit eaongh to admire yoa to your worth, yet had 
my judgment ever ao mnch right in It as to admire yon above 
an. And ttiva he says' that darea swear he is 

Faiir most rfiMlsd Smwul. 



The diatrust I have bad of not being able to write to yoa 
anything irt>kh might pay the charge of rmding, has peranaded 
me to forbear Usdng yonr hands at thla distance. So, like 
women that grow proad because they are chaste, I thought I 
ml^t be ne^gent because I was not troublesome ; and, were 
I not sale In your goodness, I should be (madam) fat your Judg- 
ment, «diich la too Jnst to value littla obaervancea, or think 
y to the right honouring my lady. 



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3x8 SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

Your bdjnliip, I nuke do doubt, will taka Into coHldentlcQ 
that npentltkii hath aver been InQer of oerenuMir than the 
tnw WHihip. When tt shall coocam any part of your real 
eervke, and I not throw by all re e pe e ti irtiateoever to manUert 
my devotion, taka what revenge you pleaae. -Undo nw, 
madam : reannw my beet flact and title, and let »• be bo 
kofer 

Tom kumbU Stnamt. 

By the tame feaeoa the anciento made no aacriflce to 
death, iboiild yow ladyahip eend me no letten, aince than has 
bpen no letaia on my side. Bnt the truth Is, the place aficnle 
DOtUog : an onr days are (as the women here) alUia^ and the 
difierenca of Fair does rarely show Itself, such great state do 
beaaty and Ae son keep in these parts. I keep company with 
my own hones (madam) to avoid that of the men ; and by this 
yon may gness how grMt an enemy to my living contentedly 
my lady is, whose conversation has bron|ht me to so fine a diet 
that, vrtteresoever I go, I must starve ; all days are tedlons. 



fbn) no relish In them. Finding yon to be the caoae of all tiiis, 
excuse me (madam) if I resent, and continue peffsmptoi y in the 
rescdattat I have taken to be^ 

UmUm, during kf», 

Ymm htmhlut SwmtO. 

Uadam. ^"'^ 

Bnt that I ^now yoar goodness is not meicenaiy, and 
ttiat yon receive thanks, either with as mndh tronble as men 
in news, at with ae much wonder as virgins nne^ieoted kve, 
^is letter shouM be fuU of them. A strange, pcond return yon 
may think I make yon (madam) when 1 1^ yon. It is not from 
everybody I wonM be thus Obliged : and that. If I thought yon 
did me not ttwse favours becuise you love me, I ehonU not 
love yon because you do roe these favours. This is not 
language for one in afflktkw, I confess, and up<» whom, it may 
be, at this present a cloud is breaking ; but finding not within 
myself I have deserved that storm, I win not myle it greater 
by apprehending It 

After all, lest (madam) yon should think I take yoar 
favours as tribute to my great grief I here dedac^ that the 



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•ervicu I ■hall ba able to render yon will be no longer pnaenti, ' 
bnt paymenUof debta, alnee I can do nothing for you heieafter 
lAleh I was not obliged to do befme. 

Vow mott kumb t t tud tMikfnl SmvMnt. 



My NoU$ Fritnd. '"^"' 

That yon have overcome the danger of the land and of 
the tea la newa moat welcome to u. and witti do !••• Joy 
received amongst na than if the King of SwedMi had the aeouid 
time overcome Tilly, and again paiaed the Uelne and the Rhine. 
Mer do we in thla Irnik more npoo onraehrea and private Intoreita 
ttian on the pnbUc, aiBce In yonr w*Uty both ware compriaed ;. 
and ttKWgfa yon had not had abont you the afiain and aecreta 
of state, yet to have left your own peraon upon the way bad 
beoi h^ to undo out poor Uand, and the loai nnat have been 
lanmted with the tean o< a vrtwrie kingdom. 

But yon are now beyond all our fean, and have nothing to 
take heed on youraelf but fair ladlee. A pretty point of 
secniityi and ench a one ai all Germany cannot affovd. We 
bete convene with northern beauties, that had never beat 
enou^ to kindle a apaik in any man'e breatt, where heaven 
bad been first so merciful as to put in a reaa<mal>le soul. 

There la nothing either fair M good in this part <rf the wodd, 
and I cannot name the ttihtg can give me any content, but the 
tbou^t that you enjoy enou|^ otbemdwre ; I having ever been, 
dnce I had the fint honour to know yon, 

Yimn, moe$ than kit ow». 



tM T^ XXVIII 

My Lord, 

To peranade one that has newly shipwrecked upon a 
coaat to imbark anddenly foe the same place again, or your 
lordship to seek that content yon now enjc^ in the innocence 
of a solitude among the disorders and troubles of a court, were, 
1 think, a tUng the king himseU (and majesty Is no lU orator) 
would find some difficulty to do ; and yet, when I consider that 
great soul of yonra, Uke a apider, working all inwards, and 
sending forth nothing but, Uke the ckditered schoobnai's 
divinity, threads fine Mad unprofitable — If I thought yon would 
not suqiect my being serious all this whils ; for what I should 
BOW say, I would tell yon that I cannot bnt be as bold with jrou 



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3M SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

M your ifM ii, and far k litttt ttaiw. whettur yon win oc not, 
entertatn yoa •rarvlljr. 

When I ooiuider 70a look (to me) Uko , I cuinot bat 

tUnk tt M odd a thine *• U I ihonld we Vudlko with all hla 
Bne eohvn and pondli about him, his bame, and right ll|^t, 
and eraything bi order, and yet hla hands tiad bd^id Ittan ; 
and your kirdeUp moat excnaa nw, U npoa It I be aa biAI. 

The wlaeit man and groateat atatea bava made no aomplato 
make nae of farava men whom they had laid by with some dis- 
grace ; nor have thoee brave men, so hUd by, made Kmple, or 
thought it a dlsgraoa, to serve again when they were caUad to it 



These general motlvea of the state and oommMi good I win 
not io much aa once oflar np to yonr kirddi^e eoaiideratkMt, 
thong^, as 'tis fit, they have sttU the upper end. Yet, bke 
great oUos, tliay rather malte a show tiian provo k e i^ipstite. 
There are two thinga which I shall not be ashamed to propoMMl 
to yon as ends, slnoa the greater part ol the wtoamenoftbe 
worid have not been adiamed to nwke them tbelrs, and. If aay ' 
haa been fonnd to contemn them. It hatit been strongly to be 
susp ected ttat either they could not easQy attain to them, or 
elae that tlte readieet way to attain to them waa to oontenn 
ttiem. These two are honour and wealth ; and though you 
stand poaseseed of both of them, yet Is the flnt in your hands 
Uke a Bwcrd u4iich, If not through negligence, 1^ mlsdianoe hath 
taken net, and needs a Uttle deartag, and it would be much 
handaomer a p raa sn t to p osterity, If you yoursdf in your life- 
time wipe it oft. 

Via yonr estate (which. It may be, had been more, had It not 
been too much), titoug^ it Is troe ttiat it Is so far from bdsg 
ooDtemptltde ttat It Is noMy competent, yet must it be content 
to undrago the same fate greater statee (common-weattlu tbem- 
eelves) have been and are snbject to ; irtikh la, when it oones 
to be divided In itself, not to be conaideraUa. Both hooonr and 
estate are too fair and aweet Aowera to be wltiiout prieklta, or 
to be gathered wHbout some seratdws. 

And now, my lord. I know yon have noUUng to nga but a 
Und of Incapability In youraelf to the aervlce of ttils state, when 
indeed yon have made the only bar yoa have by Imagining yon 
have one. 

I confess (thoo^) bad vke so large an empire In the court u 
heretofdie It haa bad, or were the times so dangerous that to the 
Uving wen there wise coodnct wen more n e c aasaiy than virtas 
ttadi, yonr lordAlp would have reaaon (with iSsop'a connliy 



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mona) to tiiidsrvaliw kU duuge of condition, ■luce a qniet 
nMdlocrity to ttUl to be preferrtd befora a tronblMl nperiliilly. 
But ttMM tbinss «n now no mon ; and If at any time tbey have 
thnatened that horfion, lik« great dogda, either they are fallen 
at thonuelvea to tlte ground, or elw, npaa the appearing of tiia 
•on (aiiGh a prince aa onra to) titvy have vaniihed, and toft 
behind tbem ctoor and fair day*. To deecend to parte, envy to 
so toiaened, that it to ahnoet loet into vlrtnons emulation, every 
man tnutlng the king's Judgment to far, that be knows no 
better meaanra <rf hto own merit than bto reward. The Uttto 
word b~-hlnd ttie back, and undoing whisper, which, like pulling 
of a sheet-rope at sea, slackens the sail, and makes the gallanteet 
•hip stand still — that that heretofore made the faulty and the 
Innocent alike guilty, to a thing, I believe, now so forgot, or 
at least so uDjmkcttoed, that those that are the worst luve 
letoure to grow good, before any will take notice they have been 
otherwise, or at toast divulge it. 

'Tto true, factton there to ; but 'tto as true, that It to as winds 
are, to dear and keep places free from corruption, the opposl- 
tions bdng as harnitosa as that of the meeting tides under the 
bridge, whose encounter makes It but more easy for him tbat 
to to pass. To be a Uttto pleasant in my instances : the very 
wwnen have suffered refntnatlon, and wear through the whoto 
court tbeto faces as little disguised now aa an htmest man's 
actlona should be ; and If there be any have suffered themselves 
to be gained by thur servants, their ignwance of what they 
granted may well excuse thei^ from the shame of what they 
did. So that it to more than possibto to be great and good ; 
and we may safely condnde, if there be some that are not so 
exact, as mndi aa they fall short of it just so much tbey have 
gone from the great original, God, and from the best c(^>ies of 
him on earth, the king and the queen. 

To condude : if those acddents or disasters which make men 
grow toss in the world (as some such, my k>rd, have happened 
to you) were inevitabto as death, or, when they were onoe 
entered upon ua, there were no cure for them, examplee of 
others vrould satisfy me for yours ; but since there have been 
that have deUversd themsdves from thdr ills, dtber by theto 
good fortune or virtue, 'twould trotdile me that my friends 
should not be found In that number, as much as if one should 
Mng me a catalogue of those that truly honoured my Lord of 
, and I should not find among ilie first 



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T« Mr. Htnry Gtrmtm, in Ikt bifin»iiig »f Pmiituimtit 1640. 

That It i« fit lor tbo King to do Mmettilnc «xtnan]liiiiy at 
ttito pnwnt, to not ooljr tlta opinion •( tfao «)M,.lMit the 
•qpeetatlon. Han olMmUmmon now tbtnstothar timet: 
for Mii)atty in to ocHpte, IHn the Sm, dnwt tfet, ttiat woold 
not to modi m hair* loohed toward* it, U It had ihbied oat and 
appeuod Uk« ttaeU. To Be itUl now wonid at the bert ohew 
but a relmnnat of mind, not a magnanimity : elDce in matter 
of foveinnuat, to think wdl at tnjr time (mncb len in a veiy 
■ottra) to Uttle better ttiaa to dieam wen. Nor mnct lie etay 
to act tin hto peopit deeln, becaott tto tiioa^t noting 
leUahaa dts : for ttiecefoca hath ootfalng leltohed wltti than, 
beeauo the King hath for the moet part etayed till they hava 
desired ; done notUng bat what either they have, or were 
petitioning for. But that the King iboold do, wUl not be to 
mnchtheqne«tlon,atwfaathethonlddo. And oertiJnIy for a 
King to have right coonael given him to at all timet itrange^ 
and at tUt preoent Impoarible. Hto party for the moet part (I 
wonld that were modestly Hdd and It vrara not alQ Ittve to 
mnch to do for their own preeervaHoo, ttiat tbey cannot (wltt- 
out breaking a law In nature) Intend aooUwr'e. Thote that 
have coniage have not pefchance Innocence^ and eo dan not 
dtew thenuelvet to the King's bminett ; and if tliey have 
Innowwoe, they want parte to make themertvet cooriderable ; 
■o Goaeeqneally the ulngt they undertake. Then in Court, 
they give modi conned, ae they believe the King trwrHntM!, 
determine hto good by Ue dertiee, irtilch to a Idnd of setting 
the Son by tiM dial— Intarett, whldl cannot err, by passloo. 
lAichmay. 

In goiag about to diew ttie King a core, a man ihonld first 
[dainly dww him the dleease. Bat to Kings, as to soma Und 
of patients, it to not always prtqwr to tell Iww lU thqr be ; and 
It to too Uke a eonatry down, not to dtew the way nnles* Ite 
know from wlience, and dlaooime of things before. 

Kings may be mtotaken, and Connsdlon cniaptsd, but true 
Interest akne (salth Maiuitm it AMkaw) cannot err. It were 
not amiss then to find out the Intereet ; for eettlng down ri^ 
prindples before ccod ns Joos to wdgfaing the eealea before we 
deal out tlie commodity. 

Certainly the great interest of the King to a wntoi wOk kit 
Ptopit, and wfaonever hath tdd him otherwise (as the Scrip- 



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tan nith of tbo devil) «h » Mdacer from tbe fint. If then 
«v«r had twen any om Prinoo In ths wbob world, tlut made a 
feUdty In tbit Uf^ and left fair fame after death, withont the 
love of hli snbjecte, there were lome colonr to deipiee it. 

There was not among all our prlncea a (reater courtier of the 
people than Richard the third ; not eo much out of fear aa ont 
of wisdom. And shall the wont of onr Kings have striven for 
that, and shall not the best 7 It being an angelical ttiing to gain 
love. 

There are two things in which tbe people expect to be 
satlsAed, Religion end Justice ; aot can this be done by aiqr 
llttle acta, lint by toyil and kingly reeolutlons. 

If any shall think that by divWng the factions (a good mle 
at other tfanes) be shall master the rest now, be will be strangely 
deceived ; for In tbe beginning of things that woaM do much, 
but twt when whole KIngdomes ars resolved. Of those now 
that lead ttwee parties, if yon conld take off the major nnmber, 
the lesser wmdd govern, and do the same things etlU. Nay, If 
yon conld take off all, they wonid set up uw and follow him. 

And of bow great consequence It is for the King to resume 
this r^t and be the anthor bloudf, let any body Judge ; dnce 
(as CwniMHi said) those that have the art to please tbe petqile, 
have commonly the power to raise them. 

To do things so ^t there shall remain no femiomy Is very 
necessary, and Is no more than really relcvming, that Is, 
pisa si ng tbem. For to do things that shall grisve hereafter, 
and yet pretend love, amongst lovers themselves^ where than 
ie the easiest faith, wlU not be accepted. It will not bo enough 
for the King to do wtut they desire, but he must do sonwthlng 
man — I mean by doing more, doing something of hie own, as 
throwing away things they call not for, or giving things thsy 
expected not. And when they see tbe King doing the same 
things with them, it will take away all thought and appreben* 
sioa, ttiat he thinks the things they have done already ill. 

Now if the IGng ends the diBerencea, and takes away suspect 
for tbe future, (he case will fall out to be no worse, than irikos 
two duellists enter the Add, where the worsted party (tbe other 
having no 111 opinion of him) hath bis sword ^ven him again 
without further hurt, after he Is in the other'e power. But 
otherwise It is not safe to imagine what may follow, for the 
people are naturally not valiant, and not much Cavalier. 
Now it is the nature of cowards to hurt where they can receive 
none. They will not be content (while they fear and have the 
vpptr band) to fetter only royalty, but perchance (as timorous 



334 SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

wpiziU vw) will not think tbenuelvea safe wfaito tlwt ti at kU. 
And poMlbly thla li tho pretent tUto of tUiiis. 

In thli gTMt work (st least to nuke It Mfpttx parfect ud 
luUng to the kfaifdon} It la noeeaiaiy the Qoeen imUj jofai : 
for If ibe itand aloof, Uwra will be rtUl aueptefcwu^ tt bdng a 
ncelved opinion In the worid. that ■ha hath a |tsat Intereit In 
the Kinf'a favour and power. And, to Invlla her, abe la to 
consider with bar aet^ whether such great vlrtoea aad emlneat 
wicell en des (thou^ they be highly admired and valned fay 
thoee that know her), ouf^t to reat satisfied with eo narrow a 
payroont aa tiw es Hm a t ton of a few, and «4tetber H be not 
more proper for a great Queen to arrive at mivacsal honoor and 
love than private esteem and value ? 

Then, how becoming a work for the sweetness and softoess of 
her eex Is composing of dlfierencea and nnlting hearts : and 
bow proper for a Queen, racoodUng King and pet^l 

There is but one tUiig remaina, whlcb wbl^wred abroad 
bnslee the King's mind mnch 0f not dlstnrba It) In the mklst 
of these great neolntions ; and that Is the preservatloB of some 
servants, wbon be thinks somewhat hardfy torn from him of 
late, vdiich Is <rf so tender a nature^ I ihiUl rather propound 
■oraething about it than resolve it. 

The fint Qiutrt will be wfaether, as things now stand (king- 
doms In the balance) the King is not to folkm natnre. where the 
conservation of the mora gneral commands and governs the 
less : as Iron by partknlar sympatlqr sticks to the loadstooe, 
bat yet, if it be Joined with a great body of iron, it quits those 
pa r t i wi to r affections to the loadbtoni^ and movea with the other 
to the greater, ttie comnum conntry. 

The secMKl will be wbother, U be cooM preserve those 
ministers, they csn be of any use to blm hereaftw 1 Since no 
man is served with a greater prejudice, than he that emplojrs 
suspected Instruments, or not beloved, though able and 
dewrvlng in tliemsdves. 

The third la, irtiether to preserve them there be any other 
way than for the King to be first right with bis people r Since 
the rule in phUoaopby must ever hold good : N^iUf 4M, fHMf MM 
AaM. Before the King have power to save, he must have 

Lastty, whether the way to preserve this power be not to 
give It away i For the pei^ it Rngland have ever been like 
wantons, which pull and tug as long as the princes pulled wifli 
them, as yon may see la Hrary tiie third. King John, Edward 
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nigaa. Bat iriien thay hrnvt let it go, they ccme ud put it into 
tttrir h&nds agftln, that they ttuiy {day on, u yon may Me In 
Queen BUnbetii. 

I will concludQ with a pnyei (not that I think it needa at tiUs 
preaMit : [nayera are to keep na from what may be, aa well aa to 
preterv* na irom what te), that the King be neither too inaen- 
aible of ortiat !• withont falm, nor too raaolred from what la 
within him. To faa aick of a dangeroM atckneaa and And no 
pain cannot but be with loaa of nndaratanding ('tla an 
aphoriam of Hippocratea). 

And on the o^er aide Opiniaatty ia a anllen Porter, and (aa 
it waa wittily aald of Conatancy) ahnta oat oftentimea better 
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But tint yon do and wy thing* la Scotland now (my 
loid) nnit for a good nibject to hear, I ahonld have hoped your 
lordihip, by a true lelatkoi of the paMigea there, ¥nnild have 
djea bnee d your bvmUe aervaat here. Dtotaoca and men's 
feara have so enlarged the truth, and so diaproportioaed every- 
thing about the town, that we have made the little troop of di^ 
OMttents a gallant army, and already measure no Scotchman 
but by his evening shadow. 

We hear say yon have taken livery and eeisln of Northumber- 
land, and thne are that give in Cumberland for qnletMas salra^ 
and are ocmtent to think it part oi Scotland, because It is eo 
barren. Ixndon scriveoen begin to wish they bad St. Michael- 
llonnt'»men's security for the borderen tbey have standing 
bound in ttwlr shops ; and the Wtherlngtons' and Howards' 
estates are already fteelydi^Kieed to the needier rebels. Much 
of this part of the world ts bt agues, but not aU, my lord ; thoe 
are tiiat have read the chronicles, and th^ find the EngUA 
oftener marched Into Edenburgh tikan ttw-Scota into London. 

Your old friend. Alderman (a learned bard, and a great 

In-seer Into times), saith H is a boil broken out in the breech of 
the kingdom, and that when It te ripe, it wiU heal of Itself. 
Others use a handsomer simlUtude, and compare Scotland to a 
hive of swaming bees whkh they say the Idng watches to 
rednce than for the better. There is a saucy kind of Intelli- 
gence about the town, of ten tbonssnd pounds that should be 

eeot by my Lord U for redemptton <k aflain there ; but this 

the wiser sort suspects, for, besides that his majesty bays his 
own again, they say none but the king would give eo moch 
for it. 

Some are scsndalixed at the word of unloa, and protest tbey 
find oo resemUance betwixt this new Covenant and onr 
Saviour's. Othen wonder why tbey would make use tA reilgioa . 
rather than their poverty for the cause of their mutinlng, since 
the one Is ever suqwcted. and the other acne would have 
diqiuted. 

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330 SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

In ■hort, iriiila one part of the town Is In whlipar and Mriotu, 
tlw oUmt put milM. I thnefocedMtnyonrloFdAlptOMnd 
nw word In iriut ttkto thfaigi Btaod thtn, that I may kaow of 
Thick tide to ba. Bnt I tMseech yon think It not any hihnd 
knra to miaehief tiiat I now Hud to anqnin bow nbeUoQ 
proqian, bnt fanpnte tt to a ecrtahi fooUdi and greedy cnikwtty 
hi niaa't natnn of newt, and remember ttiat be tiiat hattt tiito 
dleeaaa aboot him la 

It \» moat tme (I eoafeM] tbat wa do say tttlngs here 
unfit for yon to basr thera, and for this very maaon I irfU for- 
bear parUralart. Bnt tUa I do (ICr. Aldennaa) not ao much 
oat of fear for myself as care for yon ; for thoo^ yon writa tn 
the imsent tenac^ and nao tbe particle turn, wUch Is a Und of 
an Mtclustve word, yet It Is wtf enoagh known a Scotdmian at 
aU ttanea ni^t qieak vdiat an EnglMimaa dust act hear. It 
seems (sir) stranga to ma, lliat in the beglHWhic of your letter 
yon glv« ns tha name of r^>ds, when none aca mora Us 
majesty's most hnmble sobjects Utui w«, aa In tbe front of oar 
petitloaa and m eis a gBa moat plainly appaara. Troe tt Is, that 
In case the Ung will not do mat wa wraM hava him, we hara 
provided arma. and have persuaded thoae hara, and sent to 
oOwrs abroad to assist ns ; bnt that we have at any time 
denied onrselvea to ba his moat faiUifnl sabfaota (by yoor 
favour, Hr. Aldermao) I think will hardly i^pear. PWr ttie 
taidng of livery and eeWn of Horthnmberiand 0f then be any 

each thiol) neither yon nor my Lord oagfat to ba tronUed 

at It, lor that Is a tmsiness beknga to tha law, and npoa a trial 
had hen In Edenbnr^ before any of tlie Covenantt no qneatlan 
bnt there win ba a speedy end <rf It. Tha thing I moat wonder 
at is, that onr old friend shonM be so much mWaken as to call 
ScoUand the breech of tha Ungdcnn, slnoa yon know that la a 
part of aU tbe reat most ant^oct, and la still put to endnre tbe 
tadi, so that in aU likelihood it dwnkl rather be yo«r ooantiy 
ttianovn. 

For yonr sbnUy of the beea, and ladadng ns to the better, 
yon may asanre Us majesty from me fliat tt win not qntt cost ; 
Ux both his predeceaaors and bimaaH have foond aafBdaotly 
Oat, Mved or nnhived, we yield not much bon^. 

How, air, for our new Covenanf a having ration to ttie 
other, yon most know that, thon^ tt is not abaohttdy aUks In 



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•U, yst In •ome ttiingi it doth not dia«gree, and In this npeoUDy 
it ndt*— that tbon !• but Uttle cam taken for •ettUng Hl«]i 



The last acni^ that trouUu yon la, wby in tbia caae w« 
hava made me of (digktn (vAlch every on« ia apt to doubt) 
rather than poverty (vrtiidi no man would liav* dlqmted) ; 
and to aay truth in thii, I waa sranetMng u n aa tirt ed myadf. 
until I had spoken with one of the leameder of the Covenant, 
vrtw told ma that he had obaerved very few to thrive by pub- 
Uihlng their poverty, bvt a great many by pretending religitm. 
And now I doubt not but I hkw In part la t tofied your cnrioalty. 
There Fematau only that I give you my opintoa etmcemlng 
whkh party you oaj^t to be of, and acco r d in g to tlie f ri e n da hip 
that ia betwixt ne, I wiU deal plainly with yon, Oat If yon had 
no more to loae than some of us have, thia would be no Ul side 
(for you aes how God hath Ueised ttie Hcdlanden). But, as 
you are, London Is no ill place ; fat, should yon brtaig yonr 
money hither, the temptation would be too stnmg for tlte men, 
and Ifte a hungry man broo^t to a strange table, we should fall 
to^ without mwdt inquiring wdtoaa the meat was. 



An Ammmr lo a Cm^tmaM Oat unt lo fnqwin mfltr Its 
SecMsh btuitmt 

Sir, 

That you may receive an account of the Scottish 
bnsineM, and why there hath been such irresolution and 
alteration about the levies lately, it is fit you know that thia 
northern storm (like a new disease) hath so far posed the 
doctors of state that aa yet they have not given it a name, 
though perchance they an firmly believe it to be rebeUloa. 
And thnefore (sir) it Is no wonder If these do here as the 
learned in [Ay^ck, vdio, «4ien they know not certainly the 
grief, i^esciibe medicines sometimes too strong, sometimes too 
weak. The truth Is, we here consider the Scottish aflalr much 
after the rate the mortals do the moon : the simider think It no 
bioBT than a bnshel, and some (too wise) hnaglne It a vast 
wM, with strsnge things undiscovered In It— certainly two 
ill waya of casting it up, since the first would make us too 
secure, the other too fearful. I confess, I know not how to 
moot It in the middle, or set it rl^t ; nor do I think you have, 
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JITAv Vham, than A Bishop or no Bulutp. In gmt mtttiniM 
or Inramotkms of this natnn pratantkMu ■pedmirty conacloo- 
aUo won nevar wsntins, utd iadood an n BCBiwtry : for rrfwl- 
Uoa ta ItaeU w Bi^, that did It not pat on the viurd of rdiskm. 
it wonld f[i(ht ratber ttan draw pooide to it, and bdng drawn, 
tt ooold not hold them wMiont it 

Imaginary oordi, tiiat wem to fatten man to hoavan. hava I 

tied thtaigs hen below mrertofetber than any other oUigatlon. ' 

If It bs Ubecty of conadenoa they aak, tie a foidith nqnoat. I 

ataioe they have it already, and mwt have it in deipita of power. 
For aa Theoderio the Goth aaU to tlie Jewa, Nmm eofitm 
trmUn tmilia. If the enrdae of that Ubnty, tie dancerooa ; . 

f(W not three men are of the aame opinioB in all, and tiwtt eadi I 

iamify moat have a war within itieU. Look npon their long 
pceparationa (and conilder wHbal pnqdteqr ia aealed, and there- 
fore they could not foretell thla bOM abonM be aaat nnto them), 
and yon wilt cooclnda they ratiier em^oyed Conadeace, than 
Ccmdenco employed them. Enqnire after thelt leadera, and 
you win hardly find tiiem ^Mttlaa, or men of audi aanctity that 
they ahould order religion. Lealey htanadf (if hia atory waca | 

aearehed) wonld certainly be fonnd one who, bacanae be coald . 

not Uve well there, took np a tnde of kUUnf men abroad, and I 

now it retnmed, fw Chriat'a aake, to UU men at home. If yon . 

will hava my ofrinioo, I tiiink their qnand to the Ung b Oat 
which they may have to the ann ; he doth not warm and idatt 
them aa mnch aa othen. God and nature have placed them ' 

in the ahade, and tbey are angry with the King of Bn^and for 
it. To coaclnde, this Is the case : the great and wise HadMud- 
man bath [riantod the beasts In ovt-fldda, and they wonld 
break hedges to come Into the garden. This is the belief of 

' We ara at length arrived at that river, abont the nneven 
ranning of lAicb my friend Mr. WUlam Shakeqwara makes 
Henry Hotspur qnarrd so blgltly wItt Us fdkW'fabels, and for 
his aaka I have beoi somatbing cnrioas to consider the scantlet 
of ground fliat angry monslenr would have had in, but cannot 
find it could deserve bis dicder, nor any of the other dde onia, 
dIdnotthaUngthinkitdld. The account I diall now give you 
of 0m war will be bat imperfect, since I conodva tt to be In the 
state that part of the four and twenty hours is In, which we can 
ndther call nl^t nor day. I ahonki Judge it dawning towarda 

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MniMt, did not the Lordi CovenontMi' tettan to our Lords 
here soawtblng divide ma. So (elr) yon nuijr now Imagine u 
wnlUng up end down the banks ol Tweed likis the Tower Umis 
in their cagei, leaving the pe(^ to think what we wooU do U 
wa were let loose. The enemy is Dot yet much visible : (it may 
be, it is the bult of the climate, wUch brings men as slowly 
forwards as plants :) but it gives ui fears tliat the men of peace 
will draw all this to » dumb tbaw, and so destroy a handsome 
<q>p(»tanity, which was now offsred, ol producing g^rlous 
matter for future cbrcaiide. 

These are but conjectures, sir. The last put of my letter 
I reserve for a great and Jnwvm tmtb, which is, that I am (sir) 
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„ , . XXXIV 

My Lori, 

At tills instant It is grown a cabn greater than the 
stonn. and 11 yon will believe the eoldler, wwse. Good anns 
and horses are already cheap, and there is nothing risen in 
value bnt n Scotchman. Wbetiier it be (my lord) the word 
•Ml^ or the king's good naturs, we know not : bat we find tbey 
really have that mercy <m earth vAich we do but hope iat froin 
heaven ; nor can they sin so fsst as they are forgiven. 

Some (and not wueasooabty) percbance will Imagine that 
this may invite good subjects to be ill, and that, as the sun 
melts ice but hardens clay, majesty, when It softens rdMlUon, 
may make alh^iance stubborn. If (my lord) they shall more 
straitly now besi^ie the king's ear, and more boldly Ingrosi 
suits, posterity must tell this miracle, that there went an army 
from tiia eoutli. (rf which there was not one man lost, nor any 
man taken inisoner but the king. 

All wa have to raise the present joys abovs the future fears 
is, that we know majesty hath not swallowed down so severe 
puis as it was thon|^t necessity would prescribe for the 
purging and setting itself right. 

Your M w i M s Ssrssnf . 

XXXV 

Sw, 

The little iHxrg» or prograssee which either Ion of the 
pnbUe, private feais, niceties erf booour, or jealoasy have 
caused in the treaty now on foot, arrive at me so sknriy, Utat 
unless I bad <me of Hr. Davenant's Barbery pigeons (and he 
now empktys them all, be says, blniself for the queen's use) I 



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334 SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

dunt not ventnra to MUd them, rir, to you, lest, coming to your 
hinda so Ut«, yon thonM call for th« nup to lee iriietber my 
qnarten were in EngUnd or in Bsrbuy. The truth !«, I ant 
no first fevonrite to any Lord of Secrete kt this time ; tmt when 
they come from Council, attend the short turn with those that 
are, and, as in diecbarge of pieces, see a whisper go off eome 
good space of time be(<ne I bear It, so satisfy my thirst of 
novol^ from the stream, not from the fountain. 
i Our very thon^tt are hardly newa ; and while I now intend 
to write yon other men's (for my own are not wnthy of know- 
ledge). It Is not wltbont some Imt that they have already scat 
them to WhltebaU themsehras. 

There are, sir, here that have an opinion, neccaslty, not good 
nature, produced tills treaty, and that the aame necessity which 
made them thus wise for peace will make tbem as despnate for 
war, if it succeed not suddenly. 

Scxne coocelva little distrusts among tiienuelvea will facili- 
tate the work, and that the danger, now grown nearer, will 
divide the body, by persuading Mtdi man to loiA to bis own 
particular safety. So we see men in ships, while there is bept, 
assist each other ; but when the wrack grows visible, leave the 
comnum care, and consult only thtii own esc^ie. 

There are some imagine this treaty of eitbn ride is not so 
much to b^v^ a good peace as a good cans^ and tiutt the 
subject could do no less than humMy petition, not to appear a 
nbel, nor the king no less than gradonsly to bear those 
petitions, not to appear a tyrant, uid that whea ate party 
'1 be found unreasonaUe, the other will be thoo^t 
J.S. 

XXXVI 

Sir, 

1 send to yon now to know bow we do here, for In my 
Lady Kenf s well-being much of ours consists. If I am tin 
last, yon must impute it to the tenderness of my fears, which 
durst not Inquire Into so great a mialortnne, or to the coming 
of bad news, which ever comes latest thither, whither it knows 
It shall be moet unwelcome. For I confess, the report of so 
great a sickness as my Lady Kent's would give me more 
trouble than half tiie sex, although amongst the rest a mistrese 
or two took their fortunes ; and though such exce l lence cannot 
change but tor the better, yet you must excuse us ttat enjoy 
the benefit of her conversation here, if we are content Heaven 
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• irtdle defec thoM of the Hnr. Tha only comfort I luvs had 
In ths mkbt of vuiety of tvporU hath boon that I hav« Moa 
notUog of oxtraordinaiy in the olomonta ol late, and I con- 
oeivod tt but naaooaUe that m genoral an ill, «o my Lady 
Kont'i death wonid be, should be ptoclalmed t^ no Iom than 
what foretdb tho evil of gsna-t princos w the beginning of 
gnat plafvoe. When lo nnlnc^ a mlnnte ihall arrive, I would 
conclude tibe virtuous and better aort of pecq^ have loot aome 
of ttwir power aad credit above, and t^ the slna are nune 
particnlariy ponUted of him that is 

H»r muck obUgtd, 
And, sir. 

Tour mut AwmM Smmnt, 

J.S. 

j^^^^ XXXVII 

The oirfnkm of things la the measure of their value, as 
was wisely ai^ of a nioco at Qneen Gorbudnke's. Know Oien 
that, if anothot than the coronet had receivod this script, he 
would not perchance have valued It so highly. Tbo Sybil 
loaves had not so much consnttatton about tbem, nor were they 
half so chaigeablo as these are like to be. We have first seat 
them to Secretary Cook, ima gi ning notUng but a state key 
could unlock thcM mysteries. Now we are in quest of an 
Andric flgure-caster, for as ranch of It as we conceive is ChaMeo 
et Syriao. The coronet believes there are noUe things in it ; 
but vAat Beaumont said of worth wn^iped up In riveUod sUn 
he saith of this— Who would go in to fetch it out? Indeed the 
o^niona about it have been difierent : amne thoo^t it a Uttle 
against the state, others a ballad with the plctuna the wrong 
way ; and the moot discreet have guossod it to be a coUectioa 
of charms and spells, and have adventured to cut tt Into 
bracelets, to be distributed aad worn t^ poor people aa remedies 
against cramps and toothaches — only we will preserve the 
faces. And foe Mistress Delaaa's, we do not despair but 
Vandike may be able to copy it. Threescore pounds we have 
ofiered, and I think fourscore will t«npt blm. For Mistress 
T. there are In that certain /« iw icay faoyr, which none but 
thooo that have studied it can disoover, and Sir Anthony shall 
h(dd bio hand tin Mr. H. comes to town. This I* aU the favour 
can be done in tUo business by 

Ycm ktrnt l t Stnmmt, 
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XXXVIII 

LMt yon think I bad not u poriectty forgot yoa m ym» 
^letj to have doiw nw, lat thoM Un«* unin yon tiiat, If at any 
tlnw I think of yon, it U with as much teom as yon vainly 
Uttwrto may have rappoMd *t haa bean with affoetloa. A 
certain genwal eomptiion in me. and pity of poor folltM^ of 
iriilch number I take this to be one— • trlnmph, iriiere there haa 
been no conqnoet, baa peranaded me to let yon know tUa maclL 
And now, U that you have bad lo much bith aa that yon 
coaM bdleve a thing so fanpoaalble, as tkat of my loving of yon. 
would you but reduce yourself to believe a thing so reasonaUa 
as that there never was any snch matter, yon would make me 
■tep Into a belief tiutt yon never yet had the good thoughts erf 

J.S. 

XXXIX 

There was (O seldom Jwppy word of isai /) a time wfcea I 
was not Uosntferrat ; and sure there was a time too^ when al 
was handsome In my heart; for yon were there (dear p ri noaai ) , 
and filled the place aJone, Wtn tiiere— O wretched word 
again t and riionld yon leave that lodging, mom wretched than 
Hountterrat needs must be 

yfNr lMmbl$ Strwmt, 

J.S. 

XL 

r« r. c. 

Though writing be as tedions to me as no doubt reading wlB 
bo to thee, yet considering that I Aall drive that trade tho« 
apeak'st of to the Indies, and for my beads and rattles liave • 
return of gold and pead, I am ocmtent for thy aalm, and in 
private, tlms to do penance in a riwet. 

Know then, dear Caiew, that at eleven last night, flowing as 
much with love as thon heat ebbed, thy letter found me out I 
read, considered, and admired ; and lUd conclude at last, tiiat 
Hondey air did excel the waters of the Bath, Just so much as 
love is a men noUe d isease than the pox. 

Ho wonder if the Countesses tUnk time lost tlU they be there. 
Who would not be, where snch cures flow ? The care thou 
hast of me, that I should traffick right, draws me by way of 
gratitude to peranade thee to bottle ns some of that, and emd 
it hither to town. Thy returns will be qnfeker ttutn tiuasto 



LETTERS 337 

Um IndiM : noc need'it tiwn lev r vmit, rinu tlw dlaeut It 



Ofw thlof mon : who know* (wonldit thou tw curioiM In tiM 
•ewcb), bat thou nwynt find on air of contrary virtue about 
thy bonto, which may, ■■ thli deatroya, ao that create afiection ? 
If Omm conUit, 

Tbt tadr at Hffl^fat* tbMi abouU MifaiMt 
Tba il of ilM M CM n t rt i. iHd lb* woid of 



lu urn* le taiwlM 
Abcwl dw woodblB*. 

In honest proae thus : m would carry ovrMlvea fint, and 
then onr frlenida manage all the little loves at Court, make mon . 
Tower work, and be the Duke of B. of onr age, which without 
it we shall never be. Think on't, therefore, and be assured 
that. If tikon Jdn'it me in the patent with thee. In the height of 
aU my greatness I will be thine, all bat vdwt belongs to Desde. 
m<»na, which is just as I mean to venture at thy horao-race 
Saturday coom seven-night. r, 5_ 

XU 

It is none of the least discourtesies money bath done us 
mortals, the making things, easy In themselves and natural, 
dUBenlt. Young and handsome people would have come 
togetiter without half this trouU^ if that had never been. 
TUswouM tell you, madam, that the offer, having nothlog 
about it of new, begot in our young lover very little of anything 
else, but meUnch<ny, which, notprithstanding, I could easily 
perceive grew rather from a fear of his father's mind, than a care 
of satisfj^ his own. That persuaded me to throw in all, and 
add the last reserve, which fortunately turned the scale, the 
cavalier setting a greater rate, and tm^, upon the kindness of 
tt, than upon ttie thing, and In that showed tlie courtesy of his 
Judgment, as well as his aUUty. The uncle Is no less satisfied 
than the nephew, and botti are confident to draw to the same 
tbougfat^ to vrtioin. as it was fit, I have left the oOce. 

And now, madam, yon may safely coocinde the cause to be 
removed oat of Pluto's court into Cupid's — from the God of 
Honeys to the God of Love who, if he break not off old 
customers, will quickly dispatch them, sbice he seldom ddays 
thoM that have paas'd their trials in the other place. 

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Br 
Sir JOHN SUCKLING. 

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I HMD yoa hare (my lord) that dtocoorM enlarged, which 
i)ri(ht«d the Udy into a cold awaat, and whkb had like to h«v« 
mada mo an atheiit at court, and your lordahip no very good 
Christian. I am not ignorant that the fear of Sodniaaism at 
thia time randen evny man, that ofion to give an account of 
religion by reaaon, nupected to have none at all ; yat I hava 
made no msxapla to run that hanrd, not Itnowing why a man 
•bovld not tue the best weapon his Creator liatb given him tor 
his defence. That faith was by the apoetlea both highly 
exalted and savardy enjoined, la known to every man, and this 
npon excellent gnmnda ; tot it waa Iwth the easiest and best 
way <a converting, the other being tedions and dmost naeleee, 
* lor bat few among thoosanda are capaUe of it, and those few 
not citable at aU tlmaa of their life, judgment lieing required. 
Yet the iMst servant our Saviour ever bad upon earth was so far 
from neglecting or contemning reason, that his epistles were 
•dniirad even by those that embraced not tlie truths he de- 
livered. And, indeed, had the fatheia of the Church onlybld 
men tMUeve, and not told them why, they bad slept now 
nnsalnted in their graves, and as much benighted with oblivloo 
as the ordinary parlih-priesta of their own age. 

That man Is deceivable Is true, but what part within him is 
not UkeUar than Ui reaaon ? For as Uanilius said— 
Nm Dcqiw dadpliur niJo dm dcdpU uaqnsm. 

And how nnUkaly islt that that which gives ua the prerogative 
above other creatures, and wholly entitles us to future ^ppi- 
neas, ahould be laid aside, and not used to the acquiring of It I 

But by this time (my lord) you find liow apt those which 
have notlUng to do themselves are to give others trouble. I 
shall only therefore let you know that your commands to my 
Lord of Middlesex are performed ; and that when you have 
fresh ones, you cannot place them where they will be more 
willingly received, than by 

Yow ktuHbU Strvmt, 

John SttckHng. 

Bath, Stft. a 

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A DISCOURSE OF RELIGION 

Amono the truths (my lord) which we receive, none more 
reaatmably conunuids our tMlief than thoie which by all men 
at all timet have beon anented to. In thia numlier, and 
higlteat, I place this great one, that there is « Deity; which the 
whole wortd hath been so eager to embrace, that rather than 
it would have none at all, it hath too often been contented 
with a very mean one. 

That theresbouldbeagreat Dlapowr and Orderer of things, 
a wiae Rewarder and Punishor of good and evil, hath iqtpeared 
so equitable to men, that by inifinct they have cdocluded It 
necenary. Nature (which doth nothing in vain) having so tar 
imprinted it in ua all that, should the envy of predecessors deny 
the secret to Bucceeders, they yet would find it out. Ofallthosa 
little ladders with which we scale lieaven, and cUmb np to our 
Maker, that seemi to me not the wont, of which man is tho 
first step. For but by examining how I, that could ctmtribnta 
nothing to mine own being, should be here, I come to ask the 
same question for my father, and so am led in a direct line to a 
last Producer, that must be more than man ; for if man made 
man, why died not I when my father died t since, according to 
that maxim of the philosophers, the cause taken away, the 
oflect does not remain. Or, if the first man gave himself being, 
why hath he it not still ? since it were unreasonable to imagine 
anything could have power to give itself life, that had no power 
to continue it. That there is then a God, will not be so much 
the dispute, as what thia God is, or how to be worshipped, is 
that which hath troubled poor mortals from the first ; nor are 
they yet in quiet. So great has been the diversity, that smne 
have atmost thought God was no less delighted with variety in 
his service than he was pleased with it in his works. It would 
not be amiss to take a survey of the world from its cradle, and, 
with Varro, divide it into three ages — the Unknown, the 
Fabulous, md the Historical. 

The fint was a black night, and discovered nothing; the 

Mcood was a weak and glimmering Ug^t, representing things 

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Imporfectty end ttlmty ; tlw iHt (raw* dew) left handeome 
moaainenti to poitarity. The nnkiiowii I place la the afe 
b^on the Flood, lor titat dehige awept away tfalnga aa wan aa 
men, and left not ao mvcb aa footatapa to trace them by. The 
fabnloaa began after the Flood ; in thla time godheada were 
che^i, and men, not knowing vrture to cbooae better, mada 
ddtlea one of another. Where tbie ended, the blatofkal took 
begbinlng ; for men began to Ingiave in piUaia, and to commit 
to letten,aa it were by Joint content ; for the tturee great epocha 
or terma of accompt were all eeta b lie he d within the ^ace <rf 
thirty yaara, the (^reciana reckoning from their C^rmplada, the 
Rooana from the bollding of tbelr <Atf, and the Babyknlana 
from their King Salmonaetar. To bring Into the acale with 
Christian lellgkm anything out of the fint age we cannot 
beoauae we know noOlng irf It. 

And the eecond waa to fabokma, that thoae vdileh took It np 
afterwarda amlled at It aa rldlenkma and falae (which, tbmn^ 
was easier for theoi to do than to show a tme). In the Us- 
tocical. It impcoved and grew mote refined ; but lure the fattiera 
entered tiie fieU, and so clearly gained the vfetfiry, that I 
Aonld aay nothhig in it. did I not know U stiD to be the 
opinion of good wits that the partkular rdlglon of Christlaiia 
has added little to the general rdiglon of the wwld. Let na 
take it, then, in its perfecter esUte, and look upon It In Uiat 
age, which waa made gloiioaa by the bringing fordi of ao many 
admlraUe spirits ; and this was sbont the eightieth (Xympiad. 
in the year of the world 3480 : fior in the space of an too yeara 
Houridted almost all that Greece eoold boast of— Socrates^ 
Plato, Aristotle, Archltas, Isocrates, Pythagwas, Bplcnaa, 
HeracUtna, X«nopbon, Zano, Anaxagoraa, Democrltns. Denwa- 
tbenes, hrmenldei, Zeoocrates, ThecqAraates. Empedoclaa, 
TynuDos, with divers others, otaton and poets. Or rather (for 
they had their religion one from antrtlier, and not mvth 
dUhreot), let ns take a view of It in that century In wiildi 
Natnie (as It were to oppoae ttu Grecian insolence) feronght 
forth that happy birth of Roman wita — ^Varxo, Cicero, CSMr, 
Uvle. Salost, yirga. Horace, Vltruvins, Ovid. Pliny, Cato. 
Harcns Bmtna : and this waa fatm Qnintoa ServiUus hii consnl- 
shlp to that of Angastns, S70 years after the other. And to 
aay truth, a great part of onr religion, either directly or in- 
directly hath been profewed by heathena. whidi I coocohre not 
BO much an exprobatlon to it aa a oonfirmatlon. It being no 
derogating bam truth to be warranted by common consent. 

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MOM In the FhtBUieiMi •toriet with that In Uoms ; from tUi 
the Gndua had their Cliaoe, and Ovid the beginnbif of hit 
ilMMiar^AMfa. That all thinp wen made by God waa hetd 
bf Plato and ottuia ; that darkneia was before Ugbt, by Thalea ; 
nat the atan were made by God. bjr Aratna ; that Ufe waa 
failneed into tbiaci by the breath o( God, Vlrsil : that man wa» 
made of doat, Heilod and Homer ; that the lliat life of man waa 
In efanpUcilr and n ahedneee, the jEgyptiaoa tan|^t ; and frooi 
thmce the poeta had tbetr Golden A^. That in the firrt tinea 
meo'a Uvea laeted a thoimnd jroftft, Beneua and othen ; that 
aomething dtvina was seen anongst men till that ttie freatness 
of ou sins gave them osnse to remove, Catullus ; and thia he 
that wiitea tha story of Colnmbu reports from 'Ute Indians, 
of a great deluge, almost aU. But to the main they hold tme 
God ; and thooih mnltlididty batti been laid to their charge, 
yet certainly Uie deuer splilla understood these petty gods as 
thlagi^ not as deltlea : eecond causes, and several virtuea of the 
great power : by Neptune^ water ; Juno, air ; by Dispater, 
earth ; by Vulcan, fire ; and aonetinwa one god signified many 



sometimes many gods one thing, as Ceres, Juno Magna, the 
earth. They condaded tlwae to be vices vdiich we do ; nor was 
lluro matAi dISerence In tiieir vlrtnes, only Christiana have 
made ready belief the hlgheat, which they would hardly allow 
to be any. They held rewards for the good, and punidmients 
for the ill ; bad their Elysium and their heU ; and that they 
thought the pains stomal there, Is evident in that they b»- 
ttered from thence was no return. They proportioned auffn- 
inga hereafter to otfencea here ; aa in Tantalne, Sisyphus, and 
otters, among which that of coosdenee (the worm that oerer 
dle^ waa one, aa In the vulture'a gnawing of Prometbeua' 
heart, and WgU's ngUest of Furies ttmnderlng in Pirithous' 
ear, was not obecurely shown ; and, yet nearer us, they hdd the 
nnmber of the dect to be but smaU. and that tbme should be a 
last day, in which the world dwnld perish by fire. Lastly, they 
had their priests, temples, altars. 

We have seen now the paralld ; let us inquire wfaeUiertlKisa 
things they seem to have In common with us, we have not in a 
mote excellent manner, and idtether the zest, in irtilch w« 
differ from an the woctd, we take not up with reason. Tob^ln. 
Uwo, with their Jupiter (fM aU before were but Uttle stealths 
from Hoses' wt^ts) — how much more like a ddty are the 
actiMM our Btorlea declare our God to have done, than iriiat ^ 
othnick authors deUver of ttdrs t How exGeOeiit^ elevated 



346 SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

•n oar deKriptkm of Him. adn looUns u If Uwr knew tA«t 



r onhr 1^ their 
dedare I tor iriiea he wu C^ttoUntu, he eppeund wMi 
tiuader ; lAea LatieiK boMMued wWi blood ; when Ftt^ 
tflai, yet mon tacrible. Wo nujrgMMiiliet their oaaGeptloiie 
wen br the wocihlp ttiey gmve tain. How foH ol cndty were 
flieir OMrUoee I It beinc received abmet thnn^ the whole 
wortd, tfaet (Ode were pleeeed wmi the blood o< nen : ud thie 
OMtom neither the Gradin wMom nor HooiMi dvUt^ nbol- 
Mied, a* appoHra by aacriAoee to Baochne. 

Ttaieo ibtb oeremonlea ol liber Pater and Ceree, how ofaeeeno I 
and thoee dajra, lAkh were eet afwrt for the booonr of the gode, 
celebrated wttti each ahowt ae Cato hinuelf waa adtamed to bo 
preaent at. On the contrary, oar eervkee are anch aa not only 
Cato, but God HinweU, may be there : we woidilp Htan tiiat fa 
tiie poiaet Spirit, in parity of qMt ; and dM we not beUnre 
what the Scriptoiee deUver fcom Hbnielf, yet wooid oar reaeon 
penaade aa that auch an aaamoe covld not be pleaaed with the 
blood (rf beaata, or dellgfated wMt the iteam of <at ; and in ttda 
partiealar ChriMiana have gooe bejnmd all ottwre except the 
UahoaMtaDa, bealdee whom ttMca baa been BO nation that bad 
not aaeilfico, and waa not gnlKy (rf thla plooe cradty. 

niat we have the •ame virtoee with them la vaiy troe : but 
irtio can deny that thoee virtnea have received addltkaa torn 
Cbriatlanlty, ooodndng to men'a better living togeOer i 
Revenge of taijnriea liloeea both took hlmadf and allowed by the 
law to ottiera ; Cicero and Arlatotle {daced it in virtae'a qnarter. 
We extol patient bearing of tnjarlea ; and what qolet the one^ 
iriut trouble the ottMr, wouM give the world, let the IndUlMent 
Judge. Their Jaetlce only to^ cere that men ihoald not do 
wrong ; ooi^ oat they riioald not think It, the vety oovotlnf 
eeverdy forbidden ; and thie bOldt, too^ In chaatlty, derire of a 
woman onlawfally twlng aa mncb a breach of the com m and* 
raent aa tiidr enjoying, vAkh diowed not oaiy the Chriatian'a 
care, bat wiedom to prevent 111, vAo provided to deatroy K, 
vdiere It waa weakeat. In the oradla, and declared He waa no 
leaathanaGodvdiichgaveUwmtheaelawa; forbad Htbeen 
bat man, He never woidd have provided or taken cere for what 
He ooold not kmk into, ttie hearta of men. and what He eooU 
not panMi, their ttoogfata. What charity can be produced 
enaweiable to that of Chriatiana 7 Look apon the prfmltiv* 
ttmeik and yon ihaU find that (aa it tte vAola world bad been 
but a private fanilty) they eent from provinoe to province, and 
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Now for th» happlnen irtiich they propOMd : U ibej tmks tt 
M tbs hoBiam tind«ritood it, it was mi Etyrium, a plue of 
blMwd tluulM, at bMt but a handaonw zotlrtnuat from the 
tioaUM of thit wodd ; if accanUng to the dniler J«wt, feaitiiics 
and baoqnetitif* (for H is evident that tlio Saddncaet. vdio 
were great obwrvert^ tiw HoMieal bw, had bat tUnt thongfati 
of anything tocom0).tbMe being in Uoeee' botte no promisea 
but 1^ tempocal bleninge, and (if any) an obacnre mention of 
eternity. The Habometane are no lea eeneual, making tlie 
renewing of yonth. idfii feaeti, a#roman with great eyee, and 
diemed np irith a little more fancy, tlie laet and beet good. 

Then the heU-liow gentle with the heathen* I but the 
raUing of a etone, filling of a alove with water, sitting before 
banqnets and not daring to touch them, exercising the trade 
and burinesess they had on earth : with the Hahometans, but a 
purgatory acted In ttie grave, some pains Inflicted by a bad 
angel, and tboae qnalifled and mitigated too by an atsistlm 
good one. Now, lor the Jews, as they had no hopes, so th^ 
had no fears ; so that if we consider it rightly, neither their 
pnnlahmente were grest enough to deter tliem tnxa doing 111, 
nor their rewarda Ugh enongh to totvlte men to atrlctneis of 
Ufe ; for, since every man is able to make as good a heaven of 
Us own, it were nnreasonable to persuade Um to quit that 
certain happtneas lor an uncertainty ; wlwreas Christians, with 
as much more noble consideratioa both In their heaven and 
hell, took care not only for the body but the soul, and for both 
above man's apprehension. 

The strangest, thoimfa moet efddemical, disease of all religions 
has been an imagination men have had ttiat the Imposing 
painful and difKc^t things upon themselves was the best way 
to ^ipease the Deity, grossly th i nk in g ttie chief service ai^ 
ddight of the Creator to consist in the torturee and sufierlng* 
of ^ creature. How laden with chargeable and unnecessary 
cwemonles the Jews were, their feaats, drcumcJaions, sacrifices, 
great Sabbaths and Uttle Sabbatits, fasts, buriala, indeed ahnost 
all their wwshlp, suffidentiy declare ; and that Uie Mahometana 
are much more infected appears by the cutting of the przpnces, 
wearing iron rings in the ifcin of their foreparts, landng them- 
selvea with knives, putting out their eyes upon the sight of 
their {vofdiet's tomb, and the like. Of these last we can rtiew 
no patterns amongst us : for thou|^ thme ba such a thing as 
whipping of the body, yet it Is but In some parts of Christen* 
dom, and there perchance too more smiled at than practisMl. 
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34fl SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

fall upon na, but not to force them npoa otmrivee ; for we 
tieUeve the Cod m terve wiM ntouiA to cbooee Hie own 
aarviee, and therclore prenune not to add to His commfda. 
Vnth flie Javra, It ia true, wa have aooMtbing tn conunoo, but 
ntbec the tuunes than thinga, onr teats bataig more the medi- 
cines et tiie body than the pnniahmenta of it ; splritoal, m onr 
Sabbaths ; both food men's ddicht. not their trmiUe. 

But, lest this dlsconise ahooM swell Into a graatnesa awA aa 
woaM mate it look tatber like » defence, which I have kbonfsd 
to fat, than an accompt wh^^ I alwaya cany about ma, I wltt 
now briefly examine whether we believe not with leaaon thoes 
things we have dlfieient from Um net of the world. Fbit, 
then, for the pennaaioo of the truth of then in fenaral. let us 
consider what they ware that conveyed them to us : men (of 
all the world) the moat vnUkdy to plot ttw cosenage ol othm, 
balnf Uiemselves but rimple people, wtthout ends, wiUumt 
desigiia : aeeUng ndther honour, rldua, nor pleuure, but 
aufi^ring {under the coatraty) ignomiiqr, poverty, and mtoeiy ; 
enduring deatti Itself, nay, courting It : all vrtilch are things <Ua- 
taateful to nature, and such aa none but men strangdy aaauied 
vronld have undogone. Had they feigned a story, certainly 
tiwy would twit in it have roglstered their own faults, nor 
deUvared Him, whom tiiey prc^ionnded aa a God, ignomiol- 
outly crucified. Add to this the p rogr em their doctrine made 
abroad, miraonlous above all other dttier before or siooe I other 
rallflons were teou^t in with the swi»<d,9x>wer fordof a custom, 
which by d^reea usurped Um [dace of truth, this even power 
itself opposiBf ; for the Romana (ccotrary to their custom, 
iriiich entertahied all rdigiona Undty) persecuted this, wfaldi 
by its own strength so possessed the hearta of moo, that no 
age, sex, or condition r^uead to lay down life fM It. A ttiing 
ao rare in other religiona that, amoog the h ea . th en a, Soeratea was 
the s^ martyr ; wad the Jews (nnleas of sooie few under Ha- 
naaaas and Antiochas) have not to boaat of any. If we caat onr 
eyes upon the healing of the blind, curing the lame, redeeming 
from the grave, and but with a touch or word, we muat conclude 
them done by more than humane power, and If by any other, 
by no 111 : ttiese busy not ttwmsdves so mnch about ttie good 
of man ; and this religion not only forUds by precept the 
worship (d wicked spirits, but in fact destroys It iriieraoever 
it comes. Now, as it ia clear by autbon impartial (as balngno 
Christians) that strange thinga were done, so It Is plain thay 
were done without impostura, Ddudona shun the Ugfat ; 
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A DISCOURSE OF RELIGION. 349 

uid diwtplM da% looldiig on. Bat kt u dncnoA to thoM 
mors priBcipal purticuUn which to ranch trouUa tii« curiou 
wtta : th«M I take to bo tba Incanutkn, Paatioii, Romimctloa, 
«Dd Trinity. 

For tha firrt, that man rtiould be made without man, why 
■hoold we wonder more at it in that time ol the world, than in 
the bo^nning 7 Much easier, eertalnljr. It ww here, becaoae 
■earer the natural vray, woman being a more [HVpared matter 
than earth. Tboae great tmtlu and myaterlea of lalvation 
would never have beaa received wttltoat mfaraclea ; and where 
ooald they mote o p port u nely be ihowa ttian at Hb entrance 
into the w<hU, when they migbt give credit to Hto f<dlowlng 
aotlooa and doctrine ? So far it ia Irom being againat my 
leaaon to think Him thus bom, tint it would be aipUnrt it to 
brieve Him otberwiie. It being not fit that the Son of God 
Aonld be ptodnced ilia the race of men. That humane nature 
may be aMumed by a deity, the enemy of Cbrlatiane, Jtdian, 
oon fl rm e, and instancea (himaelf) In Xscuhpins, vdwm he 
will have descend fnmt heaven in mortal shape, to teach ne 
here below the art of physick. Lastly, that God has lived with 
men, baa baea tba general fan^ of all nations, every particular 
having this tiaditian, that the Deity at some ttane or other 
convmed amongst men. Nor is it contrary to xaason to 
believe Him residing in ^ory above^ and yet incarnate here. 
So, in man himself, tiie soul Is In heaven when it remains in tite 
Aesb, for it reacheth with Its eye the sun : why may not God 
then, being in heaven, be at the same time with ua hi the flesh 7 
since the soul without tiie body would be able to do much more 
than with it, and God much more than the soul, being tha eoul 
of the eo«l. But It may be urged as more abstnise, how all in 
heaven, and aU in earth 1 Observe man speaking (ae you have 
done sselnA. Is aot the ssme speech, at the instant it is 
ottered, aU In every place t Receivea not each particular ear 
aUke tiie irtiole I and Aall not God be mndi more ubiquitary 
than the volee of man t FOr the Passion (to let alone tbt 
necessity of satlafyiug divine Justice this way, vdiich, «4iosoever 
reads more partlculaity our divines, shall find rationally en- 
forced), wo find tiie heattken had something near to tills (tlwugh 
as hi the rest, .mperfect). for tiiey sac ri ficed sbt^Je men lor the 
sins ol the wbde city or conntry. PorjAyrlus, having laid this 
foundation, that the eupreme h^qrfness of the soal is to see 
God, and that It cannot see Him unpurified. conclndei that 
there mnit be a way for the cleansing of m a nkin d ; and pco- 
oeeding to find It out, he tells that arts and sciences serve but 



350 SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

to «t (Mr wtti right In the knowledge of tblngt, and demie tu 
not enough to com* to God. The like jadpnent ha glvea of 
pwgiog hf theiifg)r, md bjr the myeterlee of the nm ; becsnw 
thoM Uiinga extend but to eome few, «4teceu this t le anri n g 
ought to be universal for the benefit of ell muldnd : in the end 
reflidvet, that ttiii cunot be done but by one of the three 
In-beings, which Is the wMd they use to express the Trinity by. 
Let us see what the divineit of tlte heathens (and his master 
Plato) delivers to admiration, and as it were prophetically, to 
tills purpose. That a truly just man be shown (saith he) It ia 
necessary that be be qmiled of his omameats, so that be must 
be accounted by otlwrs a wicked man, be scofted at, put in 
prison, beaten, oay, bo crucified ; and certanily for Him that 
was to appear the highest example of patienco, it was necessary 
to undergo the hi^Mt trial oi it, which was an undesnved 
death. 

Qmcemlng the Resurrection, I conceive the difficulty to lie 
not to much upon our Lord as us, it being with easy reason 
imagined, that He, which can make a body, can lay it down 
and take it up again. There ii something more tlut urges and 
prqnes us : for in our estate we promise ourselves hereafter, 
there will be no need of food, copulation, or excrement : to 
wliat purpose shcrald we have a mouth, belly, oc less comely 
parts } it being strange to Imagine God to have created man, 
for a moment of time, a body consisting of partfculan which 
should be useless to all otemity. Besides, wlqr shonki w« 
desire to carry that afc)ng with us wliieb w« are sshsmed o< 
here, and vrtilch we find so great a trouUe, titat very wise men 
(were it not forbidden) wonM throw it ofl before it were worn 
out f To this I should answer that, as the body is partner hi 
wdl or ill doing, so it is but just it rtiouki share fat the rewards 
or punishments hereafter ; and thon^ by reason of sin we 
Uush at it here, yet when that shall cease to be, why we should 
be mora ashamed than our first parents were, w some in the 
last discovered parts (rf the worU are now, I cannot understand. 
Who knows but these unsightly psits shall remain for good use, 
and that, potting us in mind et our imperfect estate here, they 
shaU serve to Increase our content and haf^iiness there ? .Vnutt 
kind of thing a glorifisd body dull be, bow changed, bow 
refined, who knows } No' Is it the meanest Invitement to mo 
now to think that my estate there is sbove my ciqHwity here. 
There remains that vrtiidi does not only quarrel witti the likeU* 
hood of a reaurrectlon, but with the poselbUity : alleging that 
man, corrupted into dnst, is scattered almost into infinite, or 

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devoured by «n iiratioiul craatnn ; goee into allmeat, and 
gmm put (rf it ; then tlut cxeatant penhutoa, ti suds like 
lood to aooUiec : ud truly, did we doubt God'e power, or not 
think Him onuUpoteat, tUt were a labyifnth we ahonld be kwt 
in. Bat it were hud. wlwn we eee every petty chymkk in hit 
little ehop bring into one body tbinga of tlie nme kind, Utoogfa 
•cattned end disordered, that we ehoubl not aUow tlie great 
linker of all thinge to do the aame in His own Unlvene. 

There remain* only the myetery of the Ttinity, to the difi* 
cvitty of which the poverty and aanowne« of words have mad* 



St. Anitin plainly aaya the word penon was taken np by the 
Church for want of a better. Nature, substance, ossBnce, 
hypostasis, suf^msitam, and perstma have caused diarp dis- 
pute* amongst the doctors ; at length they are cottented to let 
the three first and three last signify the aame thing. ByaUof 
them Is understood sometttlng complete, perfect, and «»«g«tor ; 
In this only they differ, that nature, substance, eseenee, are 
cowmnnicrftle md ftid and m$ fwo (as they call it). The other 
are not at all ; but eoongfa of this. Those that were the im- 
mediate ccmveyers of It to us wr^ it not up in any of these 
terms. We ttun hold God to be one and but one, it being 
gross to Imagins two Omnipotent*, foe then neither would be 
so ; yet shica this good Is perfectly good, and perfect goodness 
cannot be without pwfect love, nor perfect love without com- 
muoica t ion, nor to an unequal or created, for then it must 
be inordinate, we conclude a Second Coetemal, tlioagfa Be- 
gotten : nor are these contrary (though they seem to be so) 
even in created substances, that one Uilng may come from 
another, and yet that, from whence it comes, not be before that 
vdiich cooes from it, as in the sun and light. But in these hi^ 
mysteries ^nlUtndes may be the best arguments. In mota- 
pbyslcks they tell us, that to the coostitatiiig of every being 
thve is a pou$ «ih tus, from whence there is a tapUmHs mi 
MM ,' and from these two proceedeth au amor ntt stt$ ; and 
though thess three be distinct, yet they may make up one 
perfect betaig. Again, and more familiuly. there is a bidden 
original of waters fai the earth ; from this a spring flows up ; and 
of these proceeds a stream: this is but one essence, which know 
neither a before nor an after, but In order — and that, too, 
accord in g to our considering of it : the bead of a spring is not 
a bead but in respect of the spring : for if sometbing flowed 
not from it, it were not original ; noc tiw spring a spring, if it did 
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rapect of both. Now, ftU theso three wn but ooe water, wwl 
though ooe ie not the other, yet they can hardly be constdered 
one wl^ovt the other. Now, though I know thie ii eo tw 
from » deraonatratloii, that it !• but an imperfect butance 
(perfect betaif ImpoMlUe of infinite by fintto things), yet tlwre 
to a reeemblance great enough to let ue tee the poidbUity. And 
here tlie eye of reason needed no more the epectodea of 
faith, than for theae things of which we make ejrmpathy the 
oauee, ae in the kiad-atoae, or antipathy, of whldi every nun 
almost gives instance from Ua own nature ; nor Is It here so 
gnat a wonder that we dioald be Ignorant ; lot tUs ia distant 
and removed from sense, tliese near and sab)ect to it ; and it 
were stranger for me to conclude that God did not worii «d 
«*tra, thus one and distinct within Himself, because I cannot 
coocelva how begotten, how proceeding, than if a down dioald 
say the hand of a watch did not move because he could not 
give an account of the wheels within. So far Is It from being 
■ n reaaoBsMe, because I do mt understand it, that It would 
be unreasonable I dwuld. For why should • created sibatanoe 
eomprdiend an uncreated ; a drcumacribed and Hmilad, an 
utolnnunscrlbed and unlimited ? And this I obeeive in tiwee 
great lovers and lords of reason, quoted by the fatiiera, 
Zofoastres, Trismeglstas, Plato, Numenlns, Plcittms, Proclos^ 
AmeUna, and Avicto, that udien they tipdk» of tlito mjntery of 
tiie Trinity, of which aU writ somettdng, and aome almost as 
plainly as Christians themselves, that thsy discussed It not as 
they did other tUnge, but ddivered them as oracles irtikh they 
bad received themselves, vrithout dispute. 

Thus much of Qirlfltian profession compared with ottien. 
I should now shew which (compared within itaeU) ought to be 
preferred ; but this Is the mA of every pen, perhape to the 
prejudice of religion Itself. This excuse (thou^) it has, that 
(like the chief empire), having noUiing to conquer, no otber 
rdigioa to oppose or dispute against, it hatti been forced to 
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Tta fdUowing letter. In Suckling'a handwriting, k •numg tha 
-Doouatk State Pmptn in tha Putdlo RecMd Ottee (Charlea I, 
vol. ccxvi.. No. 4). It waa printsd bjr Hr. W. C Haslitt In 
Ui edltten ol SocUlng'a worl(% wtth a faeiimUe <rf the tignatiira 
and date. In the praent adUten it li printed fram the edifa^a 
own copy of the oclgfaud. The ipeUing baa been modenUud, 
aave In the caaeof proper namea and of two or three character* 
latic worda. The paaeagea printed In Itallca are in d^ier in the 
original, in «4>lch the tranalatlon liaa been interlined. One 
dphered word haa been left withont explanation by the 



The letter ia interesting for the iafonnation iritieh It aflorda 
with xtfui to Bngliih diplomacy during the moat critical 
period ol the Thirty Yean' War. and with napeet to SnckUng's 
retam from hi* expedition aa a volunteer la the Lotheran army. 
Sir Henry Vane, Comptroller of the Houeehold, had gone in 
1631 on a mlailQa to Guitavua Addphua to ask Ut help for the 
disposseaeld Elector Palatine, and had apent the winter at 
llalns, Gustavus's headquarters. Here Sackllng, vdio had 
taken part in tho campaign of 1631, probably met him. 
SneUlng returned to England in ttw spring (rf 163s, and 
arrived in London on Tuesday, Hay i, the day before tbia 
letter was written. It was addrsMOd evidently to Sir Heniy 
Vane, and givee an account of Suckling's reception by the King 
and by tha Lord Treasurer, Sir Richard Weston, then Baron 
Weston of Neyland, created Eari of Portland in 1633. 
Clarendon's long account of Lord Portland (Hittory of th$ 
JMsflim, ed. 1705, 1. 47-55) is empha t ic aa regards hia haniJity 
and jealons temper, and his more than suspected leaning to 
Spain and the Soman hitereat, iriiich this letter corroborates. 
Gustavus bad entered on his spring campaign, and bis advance 
on Unnlch bad been seenrad 1^ the capture of DooMwDrth at 
the beginning of ApriL In Pefatnaiy the Bmperor Ferdinand 
bad coadnded an alliance with Philip IV. of Spain ; and, later, 
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. 354 SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

ft Spanish force, at the inviUtioa of the Chapter of Trier, had 
entered the AiehUehoprie of Trier, and, prneliig oa from the 
HoaoUe to the RUne. captured Speyer hi the Palatinate. 
WaOeaeteln had been tatdneed, on extnordinary terms, to get 
an army together ; the final agreement had been made in April, 
and when this letter wm written WaUeDstein was already 
moving en Prague from hit headquarters at Znaim in Iforavia. 
The aUnsioa to the Landgrave it Heese's defeat is not vary 
clear : WlUam, Landgrave of HesseX^md, was GnsUvss's 
moettteadfaetaupporterinthe Rhenish territory, and probably 
had attempted to check the Spanldt advance on Uie Palatinate. 
For EniJish policy (1630-1635) with rcapect to a Spanish 
aUiane^ as critlcited hi this letter, eee CmiibrUi$ Moitu 
Hittory, vol. iv., 1906, pp. 175, 276. 

Sir Henry Vane's negotlationa with Gustavtu were not suc- 
cessful : En^and had not enough money to offer. Sir Henry's 
son, afterwiurds the famona Sir Henry Vane of Commonwealth 
tinus, had been attached to the English Embassy at ViMua. 
and had returned to Engjand shortly befnre Stickling. Of the 
other persona referred to, Haxfleld and Hurray wore gentlemen 
of the King's bedchamber. WUIlam Hurray being created Eari 
of Dysart in 1643. Sir Isaac Wake was En^lsh Ambassador 
at I^rie in 1631-33 ; he died In 163a. Sir Thomas Roe, a 
personal friend at Chariee I.'s sister, the Ekctrem Palatine^ was 
em[4oyed throughout the period in missions oa behalf of the 
Protestant cause, and, as Ambassador to the Sublime Porte, 
had prevented an alliance between the Emperor and ,tbe Suttan 
in 1638 : preanmmbly hie friends r^arded his iodoence vrith 
Gustavns.ae likely to be hijured by Vane. 'Hy Lord 
Marquis ' is James, Third Marquess of Hamilton, the leader 
of the English volunteers in the Lutheran army ; he appears to 
have been at Mainz with Gnstavus, vdille his troops, or • rem- 
nant of them, remained with David Leslie in Silesia. ' Jacob 
Ashley * is Sir Jacob, afterwards Baron, Astley, who, in spite 
of his advanced years, did good service with the King tn the 
avil War. ' Uy Lord of Middlesex ' was, of course, SvckUng*! 
uncle, Lionel Cranfield, who at this time occupied no offidal 
position. The sense of the passage imfdles tiiat, by ' my Lenl 
Vane,' Suckling referred to the younger Henry, tiuagh neitlwr 
he nor his father were peers. 

The allusion to the appointment of a Cofferer of the House- 
hold is obvious, but vrtio actually rscelved that appointment 
atthlstlmethe editor hasnot discovered. * Phameees" caee Is 
doubtful ; the allusion is certataily to one of the Houae ot 

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PuiuM, and may bo ■ Uttorical nfeiance to Alex«nd«r, 
Princtt of Pmhu, fkinow In Um itrte wn a nrii ip of Riilip II.'s 

'RniHT HONOORABLB. 

'What myjouniey thtoogh I<^rance afibrded your 
LordtUp had in huts from Dover by tb« way of Antmrp. 
On Tneiday I arrived at court, and came aoon enough to 
find the lace of It eztremefy changed, looking asquint npoo 
yon in Germany, at well as npoa idt us that were lent Iron 
thence. The fuilt at first I laid upon the night and tny own 
bad eyes^ but the next day made It dear and plain. The 
packet to my Lord Treasurer I presented first, and the taking 
of Doaawart, who both to tkt htmrtr and th* ntmt tkowi aliMo 
indiffftnt, umutking cool, it not cold porckanco, bis garb. 
Prom thence I went to the King, and made my way by Uaideildt 
Hurrey being not there. His Majesty was well content the 
King was still victorious, but to(A it not so hot as tboee of 
Prance t nor did hs at first conceive of It of so great Import- 
ance. The bedchamber men were most of them there, and 
the King spoke loud : that little, thereftxe, I had to say 
to him tetm Sir Isaack Wake and your Lordship, I reserved 
lor a mon private audience, that I might see something moco 
Into the King's mind. Ur. Murrey woaU have had it been the 
next morning, but I deferred it a day, and, having seen my 
Lord of Middlesex, and spolten with yonr son, t found, as X 
conceived, the reason of what I so mudi wmdered at, and A 
better way than otherwise perchance I had taken. Bef<»*, 
therefore, I went to the King, I attended my Lord Treasurer, 
and toM hlro that by more particular command I was mon 
qwdally to wait upon his Lorddiip, that I was to speak to the 
King that morning but was come before to kiss Us Lordship's 
hands t tmd, kminf ^ « moHtur rtpoMtd atlkil / wm to say, 
ft«M«M / kium that wJUcA / kadboOi from yon and Sir Isaack 
Wake MM tomlkinf too muck Smtdn tmd monarchy, I wfKfM 
with il tho noise it the Spaniards passing the Hosell, the 
confirmation of the Landgrave of Hessea's defeat, and the 
voted forces of Wallesten (of which I conceived by drcum- 
stanca yoQ writ nothing), all which mon tptdally ho eom maniod 
ma to rtprttant ta kit Mafuty. In the cooclusloa I told him 
that, if there were any thing in what 1 had taid that eonid toom 
hu fit to hit LordtUp. or any UUtif hotidtt that Mi LonUUp 
could think mots fit, I stood there ready to be dispoaed of t^ 
Um. Upon vMoh be Imbraced ne, thanked yonr LordsUp 



356 SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

mon e^MltUy for that addren, promlMd to saod Sway 
pcoMiitly to jroot and wUM nw to attond iriiUa he canM to tba 
Kins, that tw nli^t pment hm i irtiicbhadkl. TlMKlncwaa 
vary ^mU pleand and ■a t lritod, nadi bettar thaa h« waa at 
my fint appearing. He questioned me roveh and about many 
tUnp ; raaolvwl for » dispatch, M itmtd to t^m Hloimy Lord 
Tnanmr ; be conceived jnm had . . . abeady, bat yet ■iwald 
have more eince yoa reqolred them. Thiu thlngi have pamed 
In Aew well hi tiiia laat act. By Ou Htptaek iuaf ytm wiB 
taaOy jui^ mkM*r rtOf ft« itUntdU or no, if, «/Mr #0 Odt 
4il&r, Uh«fvU mtd mitkoia n$tn*$, flu l$mr$ of m Oom Hui 
homour yo» and unt you »n at am ond. Howeoever, thoo^ 
there bo aome, yet the u$xt from yon (I conceive) will take tiini 
all away. The dtepoad of the Coferer*! {dace after lUt waiiao 
makulk4worUMiikli4tlk«nUiomoiloamimiimtkt /rimltkip 
bttmM my Lord Trtanmr and yon, if not a broach ; and thoee 
that ara of Sir Ttunua Roo'o tabinH wonU peranade that yon 
were toni ooor lo w»do iko off air t of fiU Kimf of Swtdo amd yom 
ornm. Many that roaUy with you molt b^n to imagine that 
yon ihall bo kopt thoro tongor Ikau you woM. If there be any 
mch thing, the cansee certainly will be thees. Flnt, your 
groatntu wUk my Lord Maryw^, and your loo liritt inttUi^neo 
one with another, iriikh is Am ropmoHUd to tko fuU. And 
howeoever your Lordehlp UUnkt tkinft aro foooneitod b»lmix$ 
my Lord Troaturor amd kim, yet tbey aay otherwiee here, and 
the effect! speak no leM. Nd mam dans tUmh wtott of Um koro ; 
and, by vdut yonr eon and I have obeerved. It is easy to 
beUcrve tlu Kii^$ tan himuOf kai boom a UtOo loo opom lo HU 
roporti. t do Um aO Hu lonrico t cam, «4iere I find It may do 
any good, thoo^ I know Jacob Ashley hat toit himtdf oibomt 

' That vdiich may in a second [dace be conaider^ile will ba 
yewr too Uoriy rtprt$omtatiomt, maMng Ih* King of Smtdo to 
oulomy th$ Emptror more than thoy will allow him here to do ; 
and, Indoed, your Lordship's case in this is not much unlike 
that of Pharneses, for whoro you aro Ihoy thought you too much • 
Spaniard, amd hon Ihoy Ihimh you a0 mtueh a Spaaiard. Then, 
ag^n,the women iaJko A itf IW ytwr son lAouU 6« « <tabMMn 
bofbn Ihoin, amd my Lady Wutom has let fall in a manner eo 
much to my Lord Vane. Beaidea, which I concave has mora 
importance, targtr imttnutiomM wort by Um earriod to tht King 
tkam lo my Lord Troaturo¥, and toontr. Last of all, whettMT 
your Lordship's clerki hav* in your absence followed your 
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or wdl, in tha Itming oat and dlaporing of moneyi, I CMUiot 
tell : but I ratpect a ttMttbr nport hu been made ot all. Your 
peiaao would certainly be neceesary hen ; and I make no doubt 
your wbdom will find out the qukkeat and beat way for It, 
uolen yon yourself {aa It wdl may be after all thli) know that 
«U the wortd on this side of the seas are in errors. That 
which makes me any wmy stagger in my hopes of your sudden 
coming home, is, that the King 9/ 5im4* knows too well that, 
Ki^and satisfied io the demands of the PalaHntO*, and things 
at a full point concerning that particular, Ikit enmm will no 
toNffr ffwA< «4>wrl Is Um, and ^tf it k* muit $siptct no grtU 
mtUttn from Amws. Beiddes, Fmice, irtilch In show pretends 
to go along with ua, really perchance Intends nothing less, since 
there is nothing but that of the PahUinate Oat can Mup Spain 
and M from lying m nue$ ilriet Jbiof log$tktT, and nothing but 
that that [tw] ka* lupt m m hni antndn. And the 111 will be 
that, U his Uafnty of Swd$ hmJU laritr propui and bs nurg 
forimtaU, we studl here fear Aim « too grtat, or k» Unutlf wilt 
b0 mart diffiailt : if ht b» Imj tnee*t$fnt, w thalt not eonehuU 
wilk kim, M too wtak. And now, my Lord, yonr Lordship has 
what we talk here. I am not peremptray that things an so, 
as X have hen represented than ; but I am certain they are 
thought to be so. Your Lordship's better Judgment will 
resolve it, and, I am mon than confident, will yet Mng every- 
thing to Ite rl|^t place. Yon have many hen that can do 
racve towards it, but none that mon sincerely wishes It than 
' Yonr humble servant, 

'To. SOCKUNOS.' 
•JbrW.i63i, 
■Wmttnux. 

' IE your Lordship would please to think it fit to send at 
random (and by any meseengen rather than none) tiie aawi^ 
It would not certainly be amiss.* 



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7. On Hiw-Ybak's Dav, 1640. 

TtwyeMri8i64itN.S. Stnflbrd bad been tnpMKhad 
In tbo pneMag Novsmbor, Land in Decambu'. In 
a low mooUw the dlKovery ol the Army Plot Iwought 
SockUng*! career in England to a doee. 

9. A SmiON OF TB> POBTt. 

' Sewloni ' li the tona printed in the eariteet three 
edition*. The date it ^obaUjr about 1637, the year 
of Ben JoMOo'* death. Rochester Imitated thi* poem 
about 1683 in hie TrM of Oe Pottt for tks Bmyt. 
Another Imitation ia ateOeU's Ehetio* of m Port 
tmursat, 17 19. 
1. 10. TImt was] Tkmm 1646, 1638. 

Stid*n\ Aubrey. BrUf Uvt, ed. Oarlc, 189B, U. 
323, reiors to thie paesage and to two exaroplee of 
Selden'a poetical tkilU one of which, prefixed to 
Ben Jonton'e worics (Gifford't one vol. edition, 
pp. 81, 8a)t is a copy of Latin hendecaayllablca. 
Ttie ' leaalons ' ia open to critics as well as to poeti, 
1. II. IFmiNM] Wntimait 1646, 1638 ; IFmmmmm 1648. 
For tin form ' Wainman,' ef. Clarendon, Hitt. 
RA., ed. 1707, ii. 373, and an eraaure in Aubrey, 
Uic, tit., i. 131. Sir I^ands Wenmen ' of Caawell, 
in Wtney paritb,' ia enumerated by Aubrey 
among the ' learned gentlemen of the country * 
who gathered round Falkland at Great Tew. Lady 
Wenman, on the sune authority, waa a niece of 
George Sandys, the next poet oo the list. HasUtt 
mentiooB a Thomas Wenman, auttuw of the t$f$nd 
ol Mary, 0hmn 0/ 5c(X«, published from MS., iSio. 
1. la. Sowiil Aubrey, too. eit., il. aia, quotes the register 
of Sandys' burial at Boxley In 1644, 'poetarnm 
Anglorum sul saecuU fadla princepe.' SandyaT 
poetry was confined mainly to translations. 



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36o SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

9. I. It. TemHumil Sea Cwew's Poenu in Jtftuff* Ub^ry, 
p. 104, and Mr. Vliicent'B note. Lord Hetboit ftf 
Cberbnry roontlocu, as hla companloa abroad in 
1608, ' Hr. Anrdian Townaend, a genUemaa that 
•poke tha laoguasaa of Pratch. Italian, and 
Spaniih In great perlection.' 
1. 13. Di^) Sir Kenelro Digby. 1603-65, * a gentleman 
abadnte in all number* * (Jonaon, Eupkniu, 1633) ; 
called by a competent acbotar * the Hlrandnla of 
Ua age ' (Anbrey, loe. tU., i. aaj). See Howell to 
Sir Thomaa Lain, 3 July, 1629, on trandationa of 
Martial, x. 47, anbmttted to Digby"! Judgment 
(£^.»o-£/^i.,|3,No.35). 
SMtfiNfMvrtt] In qrite of Madltt'a opinion to the 
contrary, it la probaUa that WUlam CUlUng- 
worth. 'the most intimata and bdoved favour- 
ite ' of Falkland (Anbrey, loe. eit., i. 131), takes 
his fdace here vrith so many of FalUand'a drde 
among the ' wits of the town.' Hobbas bon 
testimony to his wit (<M., 1. 370, 173) : hit 
epitaph at ChlclieBter, by Arc hd eacon Whitby, 
reckooa htm aa ' omnl Uteraram genere cde- 



1. 13. LtwaN's HtMtimlor] Thomas Hay, t393-i65o, 
UxaamlotVlaH^taryottkt Pmamufaof Bm^mti, 
1647. His tranalatlon of the Pkarttitm qipeared In 
1637, and waa f<diowed in 1630 by an original coa- 
tlnnation of the poem to ttw death trf JuUns 
Osar, and. In 1640, by a Latin veralcn of the same, 
highly praised by Clarendon. Hr. Fleay{BHgr^. 
Chnm. En$. Dram*, H. 84) attributes to htm. on 
doubtful grounds, the famoua tragedy of Ntn. 
He certainly wrote plays In early life, and pnb- 
lished other translations and historical poems. 
Hla reputation with hla contempocarlea was donbt- 
fnl : 'A handsome man, debaucht at o mirf a * 
(Aubrey, U. 36). This Judgment, passed at 
second-hand, was qualified by Aubray in a later 
note. Wood, however, added diargea of atheism, 
Harvell, Tern May't Dtalkt adb him " Host servile 
wit. and mercenary pen. Folydore, Locan, Alan, 
Vandal, Goth. Malignant poet and hlstoriMi 
both.* Clarendcn qieaks on the wlwde In his 
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9<ai5,i6. i«r»flf«MJlM,«tc.] HuUtt incgMti that tbla 
la Pnaei* QnarlM. 

1. 17. Sslwriu] TUi penon. like ths Bartleti Immediately 

after, hu left 00 trace* which make identification 
certein — probably one of the Selwyn* of Hateoo, 
near Glooceeter, and an anceator of Horace 
Watpole'a witty friend, Georje Selwyn. 

IVaHtr} WttOn, 1646. i6j8. 

BarMt] The editor of the 1836 edition mentioned 
miUam Bartlet. the independent minister (d. 
1U3), bat doubted wfaetbec he waa alluded to In 
thia pasaage. 

1. 18. Jack VaHlUM] Probably John Vanghan of the 

Inner Temple, Selden'a friend and execntw, who 
benma Lcxd Chief Jnatlce of the C<»nmon Pleaa 
In 1668. 
Porlmr} Endymkn Porter, famona aa a friend and 
patron of poeta. D'Avenant Inacribed Tkt Wit* 
' to the CaUefly Balov'd of all that are ingenioni and 
noble, Endymioa Porter of HIa Ha|esty'a Bed- 
chamber ' : Bee If aidment and Lo^'s ed. of 
D'Aveoant'a dramatic worki; U. 112-15. Thonaa 
Hay dedicated to him hia AMtiiotu. Flv« of 
Herrick** HuptrUin are addteeted to him ; aee 
eapecially Noa. 117, 1073, Porter'a ovm verae 
Included an elegy on DMue, printed in the 1633 
ed. of Donne'a poema. 
10. U. 19-27. Cf. the picture of Jonaoa'a eelf-c(»nmendatlan In 
Howell.. Epp. Ho-Et., U., No. 13, dated 3 April, 
1630. Suckling ttiay have bad thia incident in 
mind, if the < T. Ca.' of HoweU's letter la the poet 
Carew, aa ia usually auppoaed. If so, the date of 
theae verses is fixed between April, 1636, and 
Jooson'a death, 6 Aug., 1637. Cf. also the 
portrait of Jtmaim as Huttecaml In Tks Sai Om, 
Acts IV. and V. 
I. 36. kop«di hopt$ 1646, 1658: 

1. 36. Niw Inn) Jonson's Ntw Inn, acted 1639, la 

notorious Ux Its failure, vdiich Insi^red the dis- 
appointed author to the lines, ' Ccune, leave the 
loathed stage.' 

1.37. Tom Canw] See Hr. \^ncMit's introduction to 

Carew** poems, especially pp. xxxlii, xndv. 
1. 39. kiik-botmd\ hard bound 1646, 1658. 



36f SIR JOHN SUCKUNG 

io> L 45. gii f h»a n r*i ^Akw} Ctraw wm ifipofaitod a wwar 
to tha njtX Ublta ftbont 1630. 
L 47. hmtliinf in Pnmct] Sea Anbrejr, he. etL, L 305, 
S06, wtwt* Sir J(dm Hamea't MUriul UnM are 
glv«a. Anfarvf njra Uwt the nlichaiica wm got 
tai WMtmliutar ; ' tarmv^Unc in Fnnoe ' li that 
nuelf AH alltMloii to ttt aittm. 
1. 53. prte»i»Hf\ Pntidua M tarty edMow. Many 
ptfiJlela miqr be fomd lor thli form— <4^ Sh»ke< 
■peare, RiOmd III., Ul. vl. 7 (qtwrto). 

It. 1.63. Tahy MsOttm] Sir Tobfa Ibttbew. ko of Toble 
Matthew, ArdtbWu^ of Yoric. Hie Goavenioa to 
RoBualnn brought him tlie repntatkia of a 
dangerotu tntrlgoar: Fuller, Chmh HUtory, 
Ub. 3d., Met. 1., I 76, exprenea the conunon 
Pfoteetaat eetlmate of hU c h arac t er. Harrlngtcii. 

Sited la Diet. Nai. Bicg., eatoemed him ' Watty 
learning, memory, eharpneea of wtt, and 
■wee tn eea of bdutvioor.' Buon. fritoee BaMya 
and Wadoin of the Andenta be tranaUted into 
Itahan. ia lald to have added iila Enay on Friend' 
abip to the reet at hla nqneat and in his luaonr. 
Hia favour at oonrt waa largely doe to Lady 
Caillale'a firkodahlp : bia panegyric on her char- 
acter, pnMlahed with a volume of hla lettera In 
t06o, had been seen fai US. as early as 1637, ths 
presnmptlv* date of this poem. 

1. 64. sm} tm» ail early editlona. 

L 66. Loily CmAUit\ Lady Lucy Ftavy, dan^ter tA 
Henry, nInUi Eart of Northnmberlaad, and aecood 
. wife of lames Hay, firat Earl of Carlisle of the 
second creatkn. Her poUtkal fattrignee are 
matter of history ; and It will be remembered that 
Browning made her the chief female c h a r ac t er of 
Us Str^ord. She was a patroness of poets : 
Waller, Herrld^ and lyAveaant addressed verses 
to her when she waa In mourning for her hnriiaad ; 
she was Carew's Lnctoda; and tf. the dialogue 
between Suckling and Carew, pp. tt.aa. SlrToUe 
Hatthew writes of her :' Her wit being most emi- 
nent among the rest of her great aUHties, ehe 
afleeta the conversatlaa of the persons iriio are 
most famed for It ' ; and again he calla her ' too 
lofty and dignified to be' capable of frlendah^ and 



NOTES ON FOEUS 3^3 

MM 

hsving too groat a heart to tw w wcap ti Ma of lore.' 
P<w tite critlciini, bftlf wlioirliig, hidf •otadeUsedf 
of m younger woman, eeo Dorothy Oibonia'e 
lettm, ed. Pany, pp. 171, iSo. 
II. 1. 83. Wat KoKlagM] Second eoo of Heniy Hontagn, 
fint Earl of Manchertw. Ho became a Romeniet 
tn 1633, wai banisbed In 1649, and became Abbot, 
flitt of NanteuU. then of St. Hartln'a In P(»toiae. 
Hla partoral (1- 86) was Ti4 Sktpkm'i'i ParaHi; 
acted tn 1633-33 t^ the Queen and the Maids of 
Hononr before Chartoa I. It waa printed in 1639. 
See Haidment and Logan's D'Avenant, 1. 383, for 
a letter by John Pory, dated 3 Jan., 1633, in which 
thi* maaqne ia mentioned. 

L 93. HUU CU] Anbrey, lee. ctf., U. 309, has a note on 
Richanl SackviU^ fifth Earl of Ihinet, relative to 
Us father, tbe fourth Eari : ' Twaa he that trana- 
bted Tkt CU, a French eomoedle, into Engtisb 
about 1640.' The translation of ComelUe's CU, 
ths fiitt part of iriiich appeared in 1637, was 
actually by Joseph Ratter, tutor to tho Earl. 
Aubrey's Infdnnant was Samnel Butler. Sack- 
vlUe, in 1637, was ooly'in his fifteenth year ; but, 
the year altar, be contributed verses to Joiutmin$ 
Virbiui. Did SnckUuff know of Ratter's author- 
ship, or was Sadvins, the auf^MSed author, her* 
called ' little ' on the ground of Us youUi f 

1. 93. Umray] Hailltt uys ' WllUam Hurray.' Possibly 
miliam Hurray, gentleman of the bedchunher, 
created Earl of Dysart in 1643. He is mentknod 
tai the letter printed in the Appendix. The 
allusloii here is not dear. 
13. L 97. Mal$$} Tbe ' ever-memwaUe ' John Hales, fellow 
of Eton, to whom Suckling addtaased an epistle, 
pp. 37, 38 below, Aubrey, /m.c<(., 1.376-381, quotes 
these lines Inaccurately to support the atatement : 
' He was a geaerall scidar, and I beleeve a good 

L 103, Ht mw of Mt, etc.] Aubrey, lof. tit., i. 130, 131. 
mentions Falkland's addlctloa to Sodntanisn, and 
says : * He vras the first Sodnian in England.' In 
another place, he aacribes tbla priority to Halss, 
Aubrey had been toformed that Falkland was 
nspooslble for the title of Jomioi^mt Virbim, hi 



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364 SIR JOHN SUCKUNG 

wfakh h* had voM ; bat ' Or. BailM '—4^^ 3brie 
— ' wonid not allow bin to be a good poet, thoogh 
ft gnat wltt : be wrltt not a araoth vene, bat ft 
gnata deal of aenao.' 
1). 1. 107. DmwnotU] lyAveiiant, at a yoang nuu aboot 
town, waa pnbaUy hoatila to mamben of the Qtjr 
ConncU. During the Civil War (Anbny, /m. eii.^ 
I. ao6-M8) he tot^ priaooec two aUennen of Yort 
iriw ftfterwftida mra tautmnienttl In MvlnghlsUia' 

ts*i4. LovB'a World. 

The annotator who aigna hlmaelf * W. W.* rematfc* 
on the mixtnie of chUdMi conceit with beantjr in tUa 
fioem. the Idea <rf tnan'e heart or aool aa a mi cr o co am 
of the world at large waa waU-wotn In SocUlng'a 
time. Donne eqwdally had need It ; ef. Tk$ Dittoh*- 
Horn (ed. Chambera, i. 69) : ' Hjr fire of paadca. dgfaa 
of air, Water of tean. And earthy aad deapair. Which 
my materiala be ' ; Holy SemmU, v. [ihU., i. 139) : 
' I am ft little worid made coonhiijy Of elementit' etc 

14. SONMBTl: I. 

In tlie eady editkai, tlwae aO'^alM eooneta are 
preceded 1^ Um aong, ' Why ao pale and wan, fond 
lover,' which la aong In Aglatirm, Act IV., and will 
be lonnd tliere in tlie preeant volsme. 
tlo.Am*tai\ AniMlt6s». 

15. SomtBTft: II. 

I. n. LM'4] Lik^t 1646, 1648, 1658. 

16. SoHMBTa : III. 

1. 1. Suckling*! opening la obviouely iniplred hf the 
famona begbmlng of Donne'a £mw'> Dtitf (Im, 
eU., L 56). A aimilar t^ienlng to a poem by Jamea 
Greene, caQed GirU' D nmmi , la nieotloiMd In a 
note quoted by HatUtt. 

L a6. Phih<iha\ In Sldney'a Artmiia, the Thndaa 
Prince P)rrocle8 talla in love with the Arcadian 
PiinoeM PbHodea, and, dlagviwd aa an Amam, 
lAtalna admiarion to tite oonntry tetiiement of 
Iter parentis BaaUlna and Gynada. Cecrcqiia, 
■later-in-law of Ba^oi, wiahei to marry Pbilodea 
to her eon Ampbialua, and, out of iplte to Baalliaa 



NOTES ON FOEHS 363 

curiM h«r oS wUh hsr tiatMr PMn^ uid tin 
pntendad Amaioo. In tha cod, FbUocIss ia 
wedded to Pyrodes ; uid Ainphlftlut, tn tha btor 
eontinnstioa of the itory, muriet Helen, Queeo 
of Corinth. 

17. To THs LotD LmnoToii. 

Henry Carey, eon of Sir Robert Carey, Earl of ' 
Honmoath, waa known by his (athor'a lecond title of 
Baron Lq^ringtoo from the cmatl(» of the earldom 
in 1636 to hla luccesaiMi to It in 1639. A list of trans- 
latlocw by this noble anthor is given by Wood, Ali. 
0»., ed. Bliss, ill. 316. He married In 1620 SockUng's 
first cotisln, Martha Cranfield, eldest daughter of Uio 
future Earl of Uiddlesox. His translation of the 
RtiraOo M Privmlo PoHHco Clmttiamo (1633) of 
Virgilio, Harcbeta dl Halveisl, appeared in 1637. 
See Caraw'a c(xn[rflnientary verses in Ur. Vincent's 
ed. of Carew, p. 131, and the editor's note, p. 354. 
Snclding's uid Carew's verses, with others by 
D'Avenant, Aurellan Townshend, and Sir Fraocia 
Wortley, appeared before the second ed. of the 
trandatloo, 163S. Another translation, by T. Powel, 
was puUished in 1647 : see H. Vanghan, Otor Iiamus 
(ed. Chambers, 1896, i. 97). Halveui (whom Dr. 
jessopp, in an article on Carey in Did. Nat. Biog., 
vol. lie., wrongly calls Valeiri) was ambassador to 
London from Philip IV. of Spahi. Mitton, 0/ 
Rtlormathn in Bnglmd, lib. 11.. mentions 'their 
Ualvessl, that can cut Tadtns into slivers and slits.' 
II. 1, s. W. W. quotes Byron ; ' And 'tis some praise in 
peers to write at all,' 

18. A0AIN8T Frvitioh. 

See Cowley's poem on the sanio theme (Pmmu, ed. 

Waller, 1905, pp. 98, 99) Waller's answer to 

Sncklli^, with wlu^ this poem is printed with some 

variants of reading, will be found in Mr. Dniry's ed. 

of Waller. 1893, pp. ii6<it9. 

I. 19. tAatt'ar bt/in Ih' kav* btm] Eariy eds. read 

t'kav. Hr. Dniry modernises to tkty'vt, as in 

Chalmers, £1^- Potts, vl. 494 ; but Waller's reading. 

which Hr. Drnry notes^ was what t'rttoforg luM 



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366 SIR JOHN SUCKUNG 

18. L so. titbit] M«MM Waller. This nrlutt l|u not been 

nuntlaiwd by Ur. Dnuy, who aotea all the iMt 
'Tnu nsvu rn.' «tc.] W. W.'s note to u followt : 
' Thto poem to nmarkaUe for aan and ^rlgfatU- 
n«M, the true dutracterletke oi Sir J. SncUnc's 
vene, and may tbeiefwe be taken aa a fair qied- 
awD of Ue powvn. SnckUnf aeenu to have beoa 
intimately acquainted wHh tite female heart ; ho 
pralsea, ridictttoe, and adores the sax in the same 
breath. The ganna of thoo|^ In aomo of Moore's 
most beaKtUnl Ijrrtcs may be found In this ode.' 

19. 1. to. to /f« At (MMnii] Cf. TwOhk Nighl, II.. ▼. 36. 

1. 15. II U btemu, ete.] 1648 ; tl it bteauu Of fiM^itow 
jrtt mw M*M- bnight 1646, 1658, etc ; It i$ bttst$t» 
mmr til* lotdthmu jnl 'tawt tuvr bniifkt, HasUtt. 
It aeama probable that what SnckllDg wrote was, 
tt ii 6eMWM to li' loMdtioiu ytt 'tmtu nnte brotifU, 
and that a mtoprlnt in the Arst editka broi^tit 
about the subaequent introdnctkn of mmt. 

To HV PRIBMD Will. DAVsnAMT. 

The two p i eces addressed to D'Avenant were pre- 
fixed to D'Avenant'e ooUected poema In 1638. 
JWa rf KWcar. printed 1635, ¥ras dedicated to Henry 
Jermyn, afterwards Earl of St. Albans. Aubrey, 
liie. ^^ L 305, csJto Jermyn and Endymion Porter 
D'ATsnanfa 'two Hecaenasses.' D'Avenant had 
become poet laureate in 1637. 

ao. To HV FuBND Will. D'Aviraitt, or his otbbk Pobms. 

1. 3. M* gTMl lord of m The phraae recalto Carew'a 
gfloeia on Donne : * Here lies a Ung that mled. 
as be thought fit. The milveiaal monarchy of wit,' 
Cf, II. 4g, 50 of the same poem : ' Shice to the awe 
of thy imperious wit Our troublesome bafnage 
bends,' etc. Donne died in 1631. 

'LOVB, RsASONt Hats'] The game of bariqr-bcuak, 
which furnishes the idea of these versssi is 
flxi^ained in the last eclogue of Sidney's AniiU, 
Ub. 1. It waa played by three oouptes: the 
middle couple waa si^ to be ' In hetU' and had to 
catch the other conpha. The catchiof pair were 
not allowed to eeparate till they had sacoeaded ; 
while tlie other pairs. If hard preiaed, weru 



NOTES ON POEMS 367 

allowed to ' bresk ' or Mpuftto, from which thf 
guDfl derivod th« tecoad part of itt nuns. When 
all had boon caught, now couples won fonned, and 
the pair which failnl to occupy one of the ends of 
the ground was ' in hell.' ' Barley * may be 
derived from the fact that the game was often 
frfayed in a cornfields in Scotland, where one 
person cau^t the rest, and the rest, as caught, 
helped him, it was known as ' barla-bracks alnnit 
the stacks.' Or ' barley ' may be from a Scottish 
cocruptioa of the cry ' parley,' For examples, see 
Nares' Glossary, and Nim English Die!., t.v. 

ai. Upon my Lady Cabuslb's Walking in Hampton Coon 

GAaOBN. 

See note on A Stssion «/ tkt Posit, 1. 60. T. C, 

of course. Is Thomas Carew. W. W. has a long note 

here on the general tendencies of poetry in the age, 

and says of Carew : ' He, like his friend Suckling, was 

ambitious of being ranked amcog the metaphysical 

poets, but fortunately had not power to attain it.' 

1. 8. Uam-bhssoms] CI. Coleridge, Tk$ Bolitm Umf, 

U. g, to : ' How exquisite the scents Snatched 

from yon bean^field.' See also Aghmm, I. v. 88. 

33. AOAIMST Absbnc*. 

U. 17, 18. In U. 9, 10 of the immediately i»eceding poem, 
Suckling expresses the somewhat contrary opinion 
that sense is essential to intelligence. 

24. A SUPPLBMBNT, STC. 

See Shakespeare, Lucrscs, U. 386, etc. W. W. 
writes : ' The continuation Is equal to the first 
part.' 
I. II. this prsOy psrdus} Lucrece's hand is 'sentlnello 
perdue ' of her body — t.t., as Littri explains the 
- word, ' sentinelle postte d«iB un lieu trte-avanc6." 
W. J. Craig, on King Uar, IV., vU. 33 (Arden 
ed. I90(), quotes English uses of the word from 
Fletcher and ToumeuT. C/. GoUimi, HI. Iv. below. 
23. *Tis NOW siHCB I SAT DOWN'] W. W. says: 'In 
this poem Suckling seems to have succeeded com- 
pletely in what is called the metai^ysical style of 
poetry.' F(» the metaphor ol a si^e, «/. tha 



308 . SIR JOHN SUCKUNG 

next poem. U. 19-33 •' t^ Un^ <*pci> A. H, 
pp. 61, 6» bolow; CowlBjr, Agtimt FmWoM, 
11. 9> 10. 

35. 1. 5. JfMlf my ii^prawAM] W. W. qoatM (Insccnratslri 
Bjnoo, To Tkfrm, it. • : ' Oan too ttaa ghaoe boos 
uw bMld*,' etc., M Ml ftpparont ImftaHoa of 
thto itaaa. Than i> « gaosnl UIbmmh irf 
thongbt : but th» imltatkn It not obvloM. 

S6. 1. 19. Pr«Miv1 Prmying 1638. 

1. 35. riM fJMll ' The gtint, Hononr,' it penoolfled bjr 
Caraw, Tin Rt^ttm, U. 3-9 : we note In Hr. 
Vincent'* ed., p. 346. Honour it repcotebed afila 
by SnekUng, I/^m i^ Btmk Spct$ wcm bf my 
Lady D. B., 11. 7. 8. 

IfroH Hv Lord BsoHux't Wbddiiio, 

Roger Bo)4e, Buon Btoghin, jotnifBr iob of the 
int Etil of Corit, nunrlad in 1641 Lady Uafient 
Momrd, thltd deogMer of the aeoond Earl (rf SoOolk. 
Locd Bro^iUl waa created Bari of Onerjr in 1650. 
Aubrey, he. ei$., I.,ii8, printa • foneral tennon on Ma 
titter, Udy Warwick, in irtddi Lord Oneiy ia 
deacribed at ' that great poet, great "*■*—"■■*. great 
aiddter, and great evarjrthing iriilch marita the nama 
of graat and good.' Cowtey (ftmu, ed. Waller, 
1903, pp. 406-409) wrote an Ode, ' Upon Oocatkm of a 
Ccqiyof VeraaaofmyLordBro^iUlt.' For BnghUl'a' 
heroic romance, Parflmuia (firat alx volt., 1634 : 
complete ed., 1663), eee the able aummary In Rale^^ 
Engliik Novtl, pp. 93-96^ and Docott^ OriMxne't 
Letten^ ed. Parry, pp. 130-333. For hit rimed 
tragedlet, all pcobaUy compoaed after the Raatoratloa, 
eee A. W. Ward. fiifUii DraM. Lil., new ed., 189% 
lU' 34^34S> ■■"I notloea in Fepya* Diary, 13 Aag., 
1664, 19 Oct., 1667, 8 Dec., 1668, and Bvdyn't IHary, 
18 Oct.. 1668. Drydeo dedicated to Lord Orrery 
Th» SUat Uiki. 1664 (WoAt, ed. Scott and Salnta- 
bnry, iSSa. iU. 139-139)- ]Mk Bond. SnckUng't 
intoiocntor in tUt dialogne, ia meotiaoed again below 
in the vereei to John Halei^ 1. to. 
37. L 9. ii0mi 6m0 1658, a better reading than the itanpto 
dtffw of 1646. 
1. 17. A tprig of wOtom] ' The Willow, wome of fotlcnw 
paramonra' (Spenter, Fcirii (^mmm. I, L ^. 



NOTES ON POEMS 369 

Mm 

Sm Bnnd. Poputmr AnOq-itisi, I. lai, laa. Cf. 
■ amcDg many ImtaiicM^ Much Ado mbotU Noiking, 
lU !■ 194-199 : tlu tong in OtiMo. IV., iU. 41 ff.. 
Mid Percy, Rtliqiits, nr. i., Ub. U., No. 8 ; Ftstchar,. 
Nigkt-WMir, c. 1638. 1., 1. ; H«niek. HnptHit:, 
863 ; wid the pan on the tubjsct in G. Hsredith, 
Th$ Egoiit, 1879, ch. xxidv. 
37. U. ff, a8. fipittt' Imola . . . {tut tmi hou] Cf. Antotty 
tmd Ckopatra, IV., sU. 29: JonMo. GipUn 
Mrtamorpkoud, i6ai : ' II) thaw yon the alight 
of onr Ptoleray'i knot, It li, and tti not.' "Hm 
funa of ' fut and looM * wu a favonrito with 
diahonest vagabonds, Th« cheat tied op a 
leathern belt or thong into a nninber of deceptive 
folda : and the gull was given a knife, and asked 
to pietoe the fbtdad belt fai the centre, which he 
unially failed to do. Then is an allusion to the 
thong and knife In Umy WivtM of Windior, II., 
U. 19. tfmu Enf. Diet, quotes Doone, 5«rMMi 
btxxv. : ' Never ask wran^ing Controvertos that 
make Gypde-knota of Mariages; as k thy Con- 
•dence, and that wiU tell thee that thou wast 
married till death ahonU depart you.' Hr.IvorB. 
John has •■ elaborate note on ' fast and knae,' 
with leferonce to King JiAn, III.. I. 24* (Arden 
ed. 1907). 

I. 36. M$mrU\ karU 1658. 

* Whsthbk thbsi unss,' etc.] This epistle is addresssd 
to John Hales, Fellow of Eton ; see note on A 
SsMtion of tlu Pom, 1. 91. The mention of Sodnns 
here corroborates the Socinlan tradition asaodated 
with Hales' name. It Is known, however, that 
the Socinlan tracts with which Hales has been 
credited were the worit of Continental wrltos. 
38. U. 31, 33. Tk» MMs/ of Uanud Jotuon't brain\ The lil»- 
nees to Hilton, L'AUtgro, 13 ■•34, need not be 
designed, atthongli. If the date of moat of these 
poems ba taken into acoonnt, Uiltoa'a poem pre-. 
ceded these lines by soma years. 

L 33. kMkiuy-eoaeh] John Taylor, Old Parr, 1633, quoted 
by Ntw Bng. Diet., givat a notice of hackney- 
coaches in the relpis of the first two Stewarts. 
Coac he s ' have increased ... by the moltitttdaa of 
Hackney at hired Coaches; but they never 



370 SIR JOHN SUCKUNG 

amnwd lo thick to pester tiw itreet*, u thqr 
doe now, till the jimn i6oy' 

S9. AOAtMn PHVITIOH. 

1. 5. tsmtHfim) Cf. Two G^mUnmt of Vtronm, 11^ Iv. 36 ; 
HamM, III.. U. 98- For the tndltlon. tee Ovid, 
itttamm., xv. 411; 'Id qnoque, qnod ventit 
mlmel nutritor et ftura, ProUnue aaalmubt tetigit 
qnoecnmqiM colorea.' Sir ThomM Browne, Puud. 
Epid., ill. at, diKuMoa the legend at length. 

A Ballad upon a Wudino. 

See note above. Upon my Lord BnkMlTt WaMing. 

The weddli^ took place in 164I : Ngv Eng. Diet. 

qnotee U. 19-ai frmn C. H., WUti' EtemUunu, 1640 

{i O.S.)t In which the poem appeared, ' accompanied 

bjr a woodcut of two ploughmen or rustic^ the ooe 

narraUng. the other Urtenliv' (Haditt). W. W. 

prononncee the ballad SuckUng't ' opu$ mMiMum ; 

Indeed, for grace and afanpUdty it •taoda unrivalled 

in the wlude oompaM <d ancient or modem poetry.* 

HaiUtt mentiooa Unea called ' Three meny boya <rf 

Kent,' occnrrtng In Polty in Prtmt, or m Boo* 0/ 

Rhym»t, 1667, to the tune of an old eong b^inning 

thus, ' I rode from En^and Into Praaoe ' {ef. opening 

of CanHknm PMHco-JodhmU below), or to the tone 

of Sir }i)bn Suckling*! BaOad ; and Unea to the tune 

of * I teU thee. Dick, where I have been,' in Patrick 

Caiey'i Trivia, 1651. 'Dick' la'usually identified 

with Lovelace. 

n, 7^ At Ckming Crou . . , tMrt] Horthampton Houae, 

built by Henry Howard, Earl of Horthampton, In 

Jamea I.'s reign, pawed, on his death In 1614. to 

his nefdiew, lliofnas. Earl of Suffolk, grandfather 

to the txUt of thla poem. It waa now known as 

Sufii^ House. In 1643, the year after this 

wedding, the bride's siater, EUnbeth, married 

Algernon, tenth Eari of Noithnmberland, and 

brought the bouse Into her husband's family, in 

which It remained, as Northumberiand Hoosa, 

till its destruction In 1874. The '|dace yrben 

we do sell our hay * Is the Haymarhet : HasUtt 

says that his uncle, Mr. Reynell, who died in 

1893, at the age of nfaiety - three, UM Um 



NOIES ON POEUS 371 

MM 

' that ha mnembend hay aold then In hb «ulj 
tUjrt.' 
yt, L 19. CowM-*-ParA] A conntiy gam^ aUn to Barlay- 
bnak, and not onlUn KiM-in-Uw-iing. Sea 
W. Browne, Britannim't PMioreit, I., Ul. sj: 
' Or that he conra'd a park with fomales franght. 
Which would not mn except they ml^t be 
caught.' Nm) Enf. Diet, quotee Teonge'a Diary, 
167J, ed. 1823, p. 112 : ' like boye and gyflea at 
coniM^t-packe, or barly teeaket.' 

1. 31. Tkt mmdl Haslitt dtet the opinion of an anony- 
mone conunentator, that ' Hoore'a deeerlptlon of 
IiUaa(«<e)hi TIULom*^^ AnfUKppnn to ht 
an tmltatloo of Suckling.' The iceemtrfance. If 
there be any, la of the moat general Und. W. W, 
CMnmenting on the ' badifnl tendemete ' of the 
bride at I. 49, remarka that Sockling'a ' portrait! 
of female beauty are not eo finiahed aa thoee of 
Hooce and Byron ; but tbey p oawai greater 
attractioD, becanee he givea only a gllmpae, and 
leavea the reat to fancy. Indeed, Homer, in 
deacrlblng the peerteaa Helen, leavea it almost 
entirely to the Imaglaaticm, which ia the great 
•ecret of poetry.' Suckling mentions pretumably 
Lady Margaret Howard in his letter to Jack 
[? Bond] headed ' A Diaeuaalni from Love ' 
(see p. 301) : ' I know you have but one way * 
—-i^., of teaching the art of getting into love, — 
' and will fveacribe me not to look upon Hlatnai 
Howard.' 

1. 33. WUttom-aU] See Brand, Pop. Antt., i. 376-384. 
The surplus of these feasts, snpjdled by parochial 
cootribntionB, waa devoted to repairs, etc., eon- 
nected with the church fabric or furniture. Thni 
an inscription on the rtnglng<gaUeiy at Cawston, 
Norfolk, records ' what gnod ate this vrork maoe ' ; 
and another, on the ' bachelora' 1<^ ' befon tike 
south chapel of the chancel at Thorpe-le-ScAen, 
Enex, states that port of the expense was defrayed 
by 'alys.' 

L34. kii^ript] Ripe after its nature, and so thorouitly 
lipe. The latest example of this nse of ' kindly ' 
dted by Ntm Bi^. DieL U ttmto «wl JiOitt, XL, 
iv. 59. 



.,Ci00Qlc 



37a SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

30. L }8. ffciy) k$ 1648. 

L 50. M mtai] ntu 1646, 1648, 1658. 

L 39. Ka Anit* P*ar\ ' A amall and Mtrijr vufetj of 

ipnt'(NmBni.Diet.). Cf, Gay, Sk»^imMr»W«tM. 

1714. WednMdftjr, 1. 56 ; Cnbbe, T^u of Ou HaO. 

1819, X. 398, 399 : ' Twas not Um Ugfatcr red, 

that parUjr atnaka Th« Catberfaw pear, that 

twisfatCD'd o'er her che^a.' 

31. 1. 73. Ptirtty] HaUvmll notea the oas aa Eaat AagUan, 

and qnotea HUge'a Fr§»ek Dia., 1688 : * Ortolan 

. . . itoga pnntf, and ia |K)od to aat.* 
n. 91-96. In the 1648 and aanio later edltkoa, thia itaass, 

with the two balvea InTerted, ta placed after the 

atanaa whkh eoda at 1. 78. 
1, 94. PmiHoH 9' mm] AufiM okmufta earty edd. 
St. L 107. WkiM\ n» 1646, 1638. 

I. IM. <M fr'w'jw) God Wmfy 1648 ; Good Boy/ i64«, 

1638. 
L 137. out; tmd nom] omI tmd out 1646, 1658. 
1. 138. do] do't 1646, 1638. 
'Hy DBAnar uval*] C/. the poem To HU Ktoot, 

below, pp. 33, 36 : and aee the advice In letter 11. 

(p. 300) ; 'CofttlnQe jroor affBctkm to jroor rival 

atUl : that win aecnre yon from one wajr of loving 

which la hi aptte.' 
i 10. (h]Orriu 1638. 

33* Sons. 

1. 1. MlkMMMr] mktUtotwtr 1638. There li a p^tody ol 
thIa aoBg tn the Poilry of Oa AM-Joeebin. 

33. UroM Two Sunn. 

L 4. Or Oa nJM poMs] So aH the edltlona : but, to mate 

aenae, we atumld read A$ Iks ntct poMs. 
1. 6. Thia Une la wanting. HaaUtt anppfied It thna : At 

. . . and A^mira an. 

To His Rival. 

La. CTM^nAm'dMwofio] SncUins naea thli proverbial 

fJutaae below, la the llneaUfonSfrJqJhtLaNwxa'g 

MMf^Nf Wottr ... to Wittm. 
36. 1. ti. Uht clock*\ Thia rimile la alao naed above, tat the 

•Bcood of the three 'aconeta,' and in tlw Hnea 

' That none begnlled be,* p. 23. 

»,....„ Google 



NOTSS ON POEHS 373 

36. M. 39, 30. But f'fy tmaU, ate.] W. W. wrltet ; 'Thaw 

two linn an TOry bsMitlfuI, Tho rest of the poem 
ia hudty above mediocrity, but two nich Unee do 
not ncompenao us for • meas ol baaa mattar.' 
1. 33. toff wumA to MMny 1646. 

37. Fauwbll to Lovx. 

' W. W.'a note la : ' Thia ode la inferior to none of 
Ilia writings for nature aad almpUcity, but it partakes 
of aU their faults.' 

1. 1. Wai, >luidtm^i\ WtO-tkadow^d early edd. 

0.11-13. Ai ht, etc.] C/. Donne's famous song: 'Go 
a»d catch a falling atar ' ; and his EpithatamloD 
for Lord Somerset, 1613, stania to : 'As be that 
sees a atar fall, nma apaco, And finda a Jelly to the 
place.' Mr. Chambera, In hie ed. of Dome 
p. aai, laa), dtes parallela. For anpoiatltiQiia 
regarding the origin of star-Jelly or witcbaa' 
butter [ttottot eommnu), see Bi»nd, Pep. Antt., 
ill. 404* 403- 

11. 36-30. See Burton, Anml. Mtl., Ui., sect, a, memb. 5. 
saba. iU. (ed. ShUleto, 1896, Ul. 343), for aimllar 
methods of curing love by imagloatioa, especially 
bia qnotaUco from ChryMStom. 

38. L 31. rwn] Gun 1646, 1648. 

1. 33- A«fr. '4 AMTf, <dd edd. ; Mr. HasUtt. The right 
rciultaig la obvtons. 

1.33. Oa kay] See Sir John Davlea, Orelmlra, 1594, 
1. 64 : 'He taught them Rounds and winding 
He)rea to tread ' ; tow'i l^Uxmr't Lotl, V., i. 161, 
wlUi H. C. Hart'a note in Arden ed., 1906 ; and 
the ' report ' song ' Shall we go dance the hay ?* 
In BnflatuPt Hriieon, 1600 (ed. Bullen, 1899, p.a43). 

1. 41. matkinlu} mt Ikinh 1638. 

L 44. Chteht] Hazlitt ; Chick, early edd. The metaphor 
la from hawking : see rawZ/tt NifU, II., v. taj ; 
III., 1. 71. 

II. 46, 47. Thty . . . T}ust\ It seems mwe natural to read 
Tiesi . . . Tkty, and auppoee the usual reading to 
be an accidental tranapoaUloo of the earlier editors. 

43. Ths Invocation. 

1. 1. C/. Tlu ExpotktMitm, below : ' Ye JiiBter daltka. 
That pity lovers' miaariea.' 



374 SIR JOHN SUCKUNG 

A Poem wna rtn AimnK. 

For ' Sir Toby Ifatttmn ' ne not* oa A Sg$tim 0/ 
at Petit, 1. 63. 

47. LOVB TURHBO TO HATUD. 

The opesfaif Hnca tscsll Drayton't funoiit MiaiMt 
iI4«m, M.) 1 ' 9nce then'* no hilp,' «tc. 
1.9. VUklitt ptr/teUy] Cf. Dobm, SMln 11., 0. i, 1: 
'Sir. tboo^— I lluuik God for It— I do hata 
PnlecUy bU tUt towa.' 

Tb> CAKBLiaa LovsR. 
1. 6. knem ii) knom it, etriy odd. 
n. 13, Btc. Cf. tiM Otth ttansa of tho aoa$ ' HooMt 
low,' above. 

48. U. tg, 30. And whtm, Btc.] Cf. the aavantaaath ^81101 

of th« BMsd upam a WtUtnf, above. 
1. 33. BUukfrimv) The privata tbeatie, where SnckUng'e 

plaja were produoed. 
L 35. pmMta frow] Cf. Agtdnit Ahutu*, above, 1. 33. 

50. To a Laor, btc. 

The editor of 1836 notea that Clbber, In the Lkm 

of Hm Pottt puUidied ondar hli name, coo^dered 

theee to be SockUns'e beet Hnee. With the coatrary 

opintoa of the editor moat readeia wU be In barmooy. 

L a. miff] CI. To Hit Rival, abovo. I. 31- See ndrhott, 

Cotlumt in Enfiand, ed. Dillon, IL 291, where the 

first tautance quoted li from Jooeon. CynOtim't 

Rtt^, ttei, II., 1. : ' She alwaya wean a mafi if 

yon be remambwed.' The aarUer tens for a mnf! 

•eema to have been a anaftUn : nUrfaolt givea the 

variante muftUn, loaakln. The mntl was ranch 

need by dandle* *ft«r the ReatoratloB {ibU., 1. 333, 

334). The literary toent tiMttiait for the mnff i, 

of coviae, the «iii*ode In the Inn at Uptoa-on- 

Severn In neldini"* Tom Jontt. 

I. II. uto] Cf. etaBn 17 of Loiw'i WoiU, above: 

' Extremely cold, extremely nke.' 

ThB GuiLTLiaS IHCOMSTAMT. 

1. 3. £«dt wnmton »)w] Cf. stann 5 of Paww tf l» Lorn, 
above. 



„c;(X)gic 



NOTES ON POEHS 375 

50. 1. 13. fMfwn . . . ffflM] C/. upon Two Sitim, than, 

I at. 
ji. LovB*! Rbfuuntatioh. 
1. 1. kstutl lumd, «ftrly edd. 
1. 6. i«r« kcp»] Ckou hop* 1709 1 1» ttopg. HasUtt. 
53. 1. 33. Ammx /«ttin] C/. th* ctMiKM OD Lncnca, kbove, 
I. 19 : ' H«r bwnu, which wama dnD mm call'd 



1. 4. MMflf up kit Mil] C/. iloMM m4 /m/wI. IV., V. 6, 
snd NO Naiw' axplwtion of ths phtu*, t.v. nuf. 

53. Upon thb Black Sron wokh uv uv Ladv O. E. 

HwUtt adn : ' Ctmld thto be tho Dorothy EbIm 
who Diuried ThomM Stftoley tbo poet V The lady 
referred to by SoekUng ia obviondy a noUeman'a 
daof^ter, poeribly an Egertoa. 

56. DnoaiH. 

1. 3. itrmt*ntt\ unttu 1638. 
•Mite] vtU, aarly edd. 
L 6. BmltmiM) 1709 ; N'Uniu, eariler edltiona. 

1. 15. Ni I0 romprt] In i* romprg 1646^ 1648, 1658. 

1. 16. Ni ^M*«l In tntn 1638. 
P«rfi4») parfiU, early edd. 

1. 18. MMM oUipr] MOM* obHitr 1638. 

I. 30. Z>M MTlUr] DU VMM 1638, 

37. Lwna ALuaoH. 

The 1709 ed. ealla thia poem J^mIm ^JtaMKM, 
obvlotufy an error. 

58. PixjuKY Bxcutto. 

1. 7. Afid I Aw* hotmd, etc.] He lefeia to the FarmtU It 

Loot above. 
L 14. After thla poem, in the early cdlHone, ocean the 

aong ' Halt thtm seen the down in tlie air,' wlilch 

la printed in Tkt Sad Ont, IV. lii. 

UroH mm Futar Sioht of Hv Laoy Sxymouk. 

There were eeveral buUea at the Stewart Court 
■who ban thia title. Ftaocia, younger brother of 



.,C^ooqIc 



376 SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

MM 

miUmm, Bail of Hertford, and «ft«rwarda irrt Doka 
of Soawnet, wu created Bann Saymow of Tnnr- 
bcUp la 1641, and waa twice oianled. Sir Edward 
Sijmoat ot Beny Pomeroy . •eeond baronet, married 
Dorotliy, dati|^iter of Sir Haniy lOlUgtew ; wUla 
Anne, dini^ter of Rictuvd, Eari ot Doiaet, wae 
widow of Sir Edward Seymour, ^der brottier of the 
futon Duke of Someiaet. One of time huUea may 
Im thus intended. 

39. UMH L. U. y/MMKWi. 

L, M. it printed by Haditt, L(«d]^ H^ddleang. 
It ia ImpoHible to identify her with oertafaty. 
Sodding'* maternal voeh, Lionel CranAeld. married 
ai Ua aeoond wife in i6si, Anne^ daughter of Jamea 
Bret, B«i.. of Hoby. LeloeeteiAlre. 

61, Hta DxBAH. 

L 16. ArMek tpitn] Cf. the pMai«s hi SM OtM, IV. i, 
iridch bagini^ 'Thy latber led On mnrit aod 
amber,* ete. 

63. Upoh Sib Jobm Laqrbmci's, nc. 

mtten t* WUtton in the ptridi of TwldBmhan. 
the ieat of SvckUnCi ancl% Lord lOddleaes. 
L 8. F«p Jnw wOt mw^p) Cf. the openlnf at the poem T» 
ff^Af Ml above. 

A Buunn. 

I. 8. grut SwU*n't forts] This alliialon raneata » fairly 
early date (or the poem. The exploits trf GnataTOc 
Adolpfana hi the Thirty Yean' War to(A pbee 
b et ween 1630 and 1633. 

64, 69. A PSDLAK or SHUXrWAUa. 

The ladles iritoae inttlala are giTsn in ttda poem 
cannot be identified with any certelaty. L. W. may 
be Lady Westoi. Sir Jerome Weaton, atsrled Baron 
Weatim ot Neyland In 1634, nicoeeded Ui father, 
the lamova Lord Iteasnrer, aa aeccMid Bad of Portland 
bi 1635. HI* wife waa Lady Franeea Stewart, seoaad 
daughter of Bamfi, Dnfce ot Lanno]!, iriiam he married 
in 1633. Thla,atanymtehaapidiea«dato4lmitfartfae 
poem ; hot, even ao^ it ia almply ma tter of sonjeotiira. 



NOTES ON POEMS 377 

65. AN AmwBR TO Sou Vcisst, btc. 

1.6. ktru] The bmmo of wood oc nwtal 00 which the 
peU wu Mqtaadod abovs « coffin or tomb. 

66. 1. 19. bmU4 at»H A hona fuUy apeiisofwd for battle : 

^. Rick, tn^ I. 1. 10, and note dtiof paiaUel 
paaNfea in Aidea ed. of pUy. 

68. SOHO, 

L 20. promMfl Nans (ivM an tautance of thla form fnn 
the tragedy of H^fmmt, 1631 ; * lie to yen 
promocit'a top, and then nuvey Wlut ihlpwrackt 
paaeengcn the Belg^ne tea Caata from lier fony 
entiallea by mtechance.' 

69. DSTIUCnON ESBCKATBD. 

L 39. eoempondnwy'] eorrtpomdttu* had 1709 ; tcm- 

tpomdmet, HaiUtt. 
1. 36. IM**/] HaxUtt ; hH 1646, and other eariy odd. ; 
- loa^d 1709. 

70. SOMO. 

I. ao. Tht tntiU imd fwcA ^ppnMukst] Cf- aecoBd ttanaa 
of ' Tb now abice I aat down,' etc. 

71-73. CAHTtLSNA POUnCO-JOCUHDA. 

Thla waa first printed by HasUtt firam Had. KS. 
367, when no anthor'a name is given to It. Oa the 
endoraement la a note In the handwiiting tA Sir Hepry 
BWs, principal librarian of the British Hiisenm, 1827- 
36. attributing it to SoefcUng. The date of the piece 
to usually assigned to about 1623, from the apparent 
men ti on of the Doc deLuynes, who died at Ifaitaobaa 
in 1632. Soma of tlia alluriona. however, seem to 
point to a rather later date. In any case, Suck- 
ling's anthoiahlp is by no means certeln, and may 
be left an open qnestioa. In the presoat edttko, 
the poem has been carelslly collated with the 
original HS. 

73. 74- V«B8»s. 

mnted by HasUtt from a transcript by Dyoe, 
communicated to Vote and QmtrtM, ist ser., voL i.. 
fcoin a small volnme of BngUsh poetry, tamp. 



378 SIR JOHN SUCKUNG 

ChadM I. In that volniM Ottf wen hewled ' Sic 
John Snckling'i V«cm.' 

74, 7j. Su John SDCsuMO'a AminuL 

Printad hf HasUH faon Aahmola HS. 36, I. 34. 
It ■B w ni to h*v« bMa wrttten ia uwrcr to tomb 
wtirical donsrri bjr Sir John Uenttw on SocUteg^ 
pnpnmtloat foe the Soottlth war. Tbe «UiMlon to 
Lortdy ntan, of cotmo, to tho Scottbh geaani LmUo. 
wbo tftomnb led the Seottiih army to vktocy at 



HOTES ON AGLAUKA 

85. Act I., ScEH I. , 

1. 8. Mit wn ont'i ram] at 'tewrt 0mw «mm 1646, 164S ; 

at 'Awrt JUf otm* 163B. 
). ai. [^] /Mffa^ ^(trarf 1646, ate. 

86. SCXKB II. 

1. 3. «arbotMioU\ ' CmhoruidM : a carbooadoa, a laiter 
on the coab; atoo a flaeh owt the fue, wUeb 
Mcfaeth the txA with it * (Cotgiave). Cf. AWt 
WMAal End* Wa.tV.,iv. 107. ThefMMatrftha 
atddlen withont are ao aladied that thejr an man 
like laalien cat croeawlae befon boUing, tiiaa Kka 
facaa. 

87. L 91. timtitti. Uewtnt Mt 0* toA] Cf. JoMco, 

Akkmtit, U. i: 'Hia fln-draka, Hte LuBfa, hla 
ZepbyrtHt he tliat pnib Ua coala.' 

SCBKB UI. 

l.a. [i*)ria] HaiUtt; <fNi64«kat«. 

89. SCBH* IV. 

L tl. FUlmtU tmiM Atarb] HoweU (3 Jone^ 1034) 
menticoa tlw new faAlon of Platooic lova at 
court, and the proapect of a maaqoa 00 tlw aub|act, 
D'Avenanfa T§mpk 0/ Lmw waa acted by the 
Queen, Bii^ of Honour, etc, oa Shron Tnead ay , 
■634*35 : ■"* Ftefaoe to Tkt PMoaU Ixumt 
(D'Aveaanfi WoAa, ad. Uaidment and Logan. 
187a, il. 3-5). and </. GobUna, IV., H, bdow. 
Cowley, hi n< Jtfftmsf, hu two poema on tUa 



NOTES ON PLAYS 379 

mb}M:t-^vit^ PtttimMt Lot* {Pemt. ed. WaUer, 
PP- 75* 1^)' "Bd Ammar h tk$ PMutUki (Mi., 
pp. So, Si). 

91. SCBHB V. 

L 30. a« 4ue»mUtit) HuUtt ; ateamUng 1646, etc 

9S. 1. 39. Mwrf] Court* 163S. 

1. 47. imp} ' In hawkiaK, to buert a new feather In plac* 
ol a brcriMn one ' {HaUiwell), u JUc4. //.. n.. I. 
293. HiMinger naas tlw metaphor of Imping 
Jeatberi to the winga of time fat tlina ptaeea 
{R»nH»^> v., viil.; Romam Aeior, V.. U.: Gntt Dukt 
of Phrtntt, I., 1.). O.E. imptM-\o graft : thai 
■nbat. imp"*, ihoot or adoQ. Sea Pimn tkt 
Phtmum, B-tezt, V., 136 ff. : 'I waa anm-tyme a 
fiere, And ft conastea Gardysei , for to grafie 
ymp$»; On Umitoaia and listrei . leayngea I 
ym^ti, Tyl ^ bera laoea of low ipeclie . loidin to 

L 3a. run* row •te] ^f^ ■P"«ch It almort Identical 
irith tha poem Agatntl FrtMon, U. 7-13. 
Semanthw'i naxt ^aech la repeated faoin the aama 

1. 6t. [WNl] Ml HaiUtt : Oat 164^ etc. 

L66. ^sik'H Given their flret taata td blood: aee 

JHcA. ///., IV., ill. 6, and note thereoo hi Arden 

editioQ of the play (1907). 
93. L 78. emtoitiy] PaatldiouneaB, aa King Ltm, I., L 6 ; 

I^ ii. 4. So 'cuiiont' in tUa play: 'cnriona 

heraldry ' (II., 111.) ; 'coiiooa poaterily ' (III., U.), 

' cnriona studieia ' (IV.. !.)■ 
L S8. Amm'i jfrsi Mmmmu] Suckling uaea thla Image again 

In the poem on Lady CaiUale. 
1. 109. Tby kM^ Mi fMttiMf] Cf. Aftimtt Fniliom, 1. 33. 

9S. Act II., SCBNB I. 

1. 39. 'Ti$ miuty'i k»ppimu, etc.] Cf. John of Gaonf a 
worda in Rkk. It., I., iU. *92, 393 : ' gnarling 
Borrow hath leai power to bite The man that 
nocka at tt and aeta tt light.' 
1. 41. Khii ? etc.] Cf. Amintor'a vrorda In Beannunt 
and Fletcher, MaUTt Trafdy. II., 1. : ' CHk, tlion 
haat nam'd a word, that wlpea away All thooi^ta 
reveogefnll In that aacred name, 'The JOig,' 



380 SIR JOHN SUCKUNG 

than Um « terror. What finU man Dmn Hft 
bte hMid agalMt it 7' So kIso Luck^ is 
D*Avenut'a Cma BroOm, 1630, Act V.. AMkt 
ff«ro mnnlariiif the Duke : ' Fnniidi m, ntsot 
beavm, with toiiM Initfaict I lupin ramocM, or 
w« ■ocwM Ihy lUllfiUnni to pndntfaM xm a 
Prioco, llmdariitf wlioai tlMm dkW wioiiit on 
Sovoninii. 
1. 43. MNMf AM A^ ftoml] The phnse !• ntod bjr 
Shake^Mua. MmMA, III.. U. 49; Riek. ttt» 
IV., Iv. 77 ; C^mMiM, v.. iv. «9. SnckUnc^ipeen 
to scho it hen, withoat nOecUof on tlie mom In 
irtdch Shakespean always naea tt. 

99. 1. 66. Dimuft nmmmyi Cf. Miit. Nii»r$ Drtmm, U L 

6B^«,ete. 

100. Some II. 

1. 15. Th$ frmiotu ^ mi e t, ate] C/. ataiua 3 of the \ftic 
beginning ' Tie now aince I aat down,' etc 
The nine Ijnie is recalled in Onamn' apaeeh 
bdow, beginnings ' Well, if aba hold out,' eta 

1 30. Cculd *] motM i» 1646, 164S. 

101. L6S. 0iHi«t|ii<M] 1658. Thiaahonid baaMM«««<M. 

aa 1A46. 

SCBHB III. 

1. IS. Mm {Nahm't Mi), etc.) Cf. Bdmnnd'a aaaU- 
<t in iffNf Lmt, I.. U. : ' Thon, Natare, art my 
- ,'etc. 
loa. 1. 16. AtM imperii iotk imparl 165S. 

1, 43. mMMoh) Added gnatoeaa or importance : «f. 
GMHu, v., ii. : 'Then can be no additkn to 
yon, a^. By hia death,* and an Troiltu imi 
Crwrtfa, IV., v. 141. For another common nae 
of the word, imfdying a title added to a name, 
aeeOd«0o,IV..i. 106. 
1. 49. tt«rAM^(M)f/orM«] Otylutp not /romwi$z6i6,t6ii. 
103. 1. 69. trntch-mmni Interpnter, go-between : Arab. Im-^ 
mdm. Span. Wufammm, Hod. Bng. irafomam. 
Cf. Peele^ Pofykymma, 1590 (ad. I^ree, p. 569) : 
' And having by his tmdi-man [old edd., tronnc^ 
aoan] pardon cnved/ 
l.8t. F«(M«f<i/«»iNf«tarl Cf. Pa n m M to Lam, ataiiia 3. 
t.85. [ft] won] HaaUtt. 



NOTES ON PLAYS 3S1 

104. 1.91. itbarrom^ii itberromtti6i9. /I to the rj^t reading. 

1.94-ChMimt] So aU the edttkna. ' OmlUiig ' eeenu 

to be the word Intended ; but ' choldnf ' it alio 



1. aa. tt« mm Jew] /a, the new Platonle feahioa : 
«/.SoeneII., 'ttaenewretighMinlove.' 

■to. Act in., ScBHi II. 

h tif. mviout ptnwy] Hatelvl, malkioui, penny : 
ef. Rom. Mtdjul., III., U. ^ ; Ritk. lit., U iv- 31- 
III. 1. 130. prMy] J6i8: pMy 1646^ 164B. 
1. 158. witty] Cf. Hick. III., IV., il. 43. 
1. 1A4. M i wmc * —] Zirifi mesne ' advance (i.i., heighten) 
our joy ' : the aame aentlmeot occurs in Rom. 
and Jut., III., V. 33. He breaka ofi, however, 
to finiah the aceoe by a general reflexioa co the 
Bubject oi joy. 

tia. Act IV., Scu» I. 

L 6. M (pod fietmu, etc.] HasUtt notes the reference 

to p o rtrat ta by Titian and otlier great masten : 

' at wliatever pdnt you place yoonelf , they aeem 

to be fixing their qna on yon.* 
L ao, ll« IjoM] /.«., the Uona in the Tower, lor which 

aee Stow, Simty «/ London, ed. Horiey, p. 76. 

Cf. Slender on the bean at Banloide, Mtrry 

Wivtt, I., I. 306 g. 
I. 34. f»eK\ AU early cdd. have maek, 

113. L 40. doit\ aecret, as AfMw. for Utat., IV., iU. 133. 

1. 37. lieUifd o'tr, etc.] A reminiscence <d HtmM, in., 
1. «4. 85- 

114. 1. 86. /or Mom] /or Iktu 1658. 

SCBM II. 

L 8. biUom] BMorm 1646. 1638 ; biOonu 1648. 

rotdl HaUiwell givea an East An|^ nae of this 
word, meaning ' a very smalt wood.* The sense 
intended here seems to be ' a marshy plantatkn.* 

115. 1. 47. Ik* CottrUom Rtadtr] In aUoaioa to thia familiar 

phnse In the preface of a book. 

116. Sam III. 

1. 4. ai$k(\ 1709. Bariy add. bava Mgfit, 



fi, SIR JOHN SUCKUNG 

mm 

lis. Sctm IV. 

liinltar idea to oo« ol Moow't iOBgi : " ThMifh tbe 
hnit woold bt«a mth OK"*, It Mold «<* I" 

I. lo. •T-.u) > ->«" "J": "'L"!3L.!?i,^l;^ 

poonik to wblch ml" «»t I" tacImM— obTioimT 
• wroDg reading. ^ ^ -. 

no. I a«. «• mtintpHH, «f\ «• •'«"* »■>•"» "J*. 
'That none beguiled be.' etc. 

laj. Sana V. 

1 36. lbfeuili«<al Theeloiilemajtbeai«niniiiie«» 

ol H'diBr'l Tel* in., ia. .,„,... 

1 55. Tw |l««l «•". etc-l C/. I H«.. IK, Vj iv. dj. 

I 64 tnul fciyl C/. elmilat addteieea to love at tbe 
^ "VSS ol Somet II.. md tl« ioog. ■! prithee 
apanine.' 

Act v., ScM» I. 

I J. TK M,mtM^\ The "ij"' '"" 'TIh.LA,'. fa 
beiit'to T«ilpert IV.. i. 1J4: "f "KT ~ 
D'A«»aiit, IKOi, IV., I.: 'A free taherltoc Of 
•v'ly modeet, ot volaiitinn wieh, That yoiug 
dcalies can Imatlw.' 

,«>. i.«a. »rf*^*«tc.i «'°««^-*^«liiSiJ'/!: 

v., m. 90. ThiapaMageeeemi to threw light 00 

that diepoted epiUiet. ,.,.,_ .u^ 

l,j. 1.96. efci^) So aU edd. ; but itaf« It ptohtUjr the 



la. ScBn II. 

I ■& Pm tttrf etc! Ziiiffe meditatloni 00 etentty 

III, 1. a«d thoie ol Ctoadlo to Heel. A» J*«e«, 

i>» 1. «. IW »»*i*l »«»<1 CI. «m.iidj>l,m,li.si. 



NOTES ON PLAYS 383 

130. SCSH* III, 

1. 4. pri$aU nlit'd onu] Cf. Donns'i lut Mnmia ; 
'That private and retired man, that thought 
bimasU hia own for evar.' 

11. 7, 9. Of fr$ta friium in pritotC\ The allusion ia to 
Donne'a lunout ^uraae fai TJU BetUuy, II. 63-68 : 
' So must pars lovera* souls descend To aflec- 
tioos, and to faculties. Which tense may reach 
and apprehend, Else a great prince in prison lies.' 

1,30. JiiawyratAa0fM,etc.l C/. Ham i t t , III., Iv. 19, 30. 

1. a«. tks grtat toad, etc.] Cf. HamUt, III., 1. 76, 77. 

131. 1. 38. Tkiyn Tkw§ad\ Thread la Clotho, the spinner ; 

Ttroe is Atropoa, the inflexible ; Chance la 
Laclwrsis, the disposer of lots. C/. D'Avenant, 
Albovin4, Act IV : ' Have yon of late Been gos- 
sipping with the grim Stygian dames, And seen 
tb^ sclssois gall my vital thread }' 

133. 1. 93- «fM /*<« "Mm} Cf. Hamlet, III., Ul. 61 ; I., iv. 76. 

134. 1. 183- Iftu anwtO Cf. HmKht, V., U. 347, 348. 

135. 1. 187. Ik» aory\ « «Airy 1658. 

aft.1.190. bearingin] ' tearing in ' Is the geaeral readhif 

o< the eat^ add. 
L 197. S0 torn « tUM\ Cf.'OfB gored atate,' King Ltm', 

v., iU. 330. 

NOTES ON THE GOBLINS 
163. PlOLOaOB. 

hai. 'l$$tlM Mm book] httUathu booh 16^6. Haalitt, 
who omits lio$ his calls attention to a pasaaga 
from a woilt by Fabian PhiUipa {AnU^mty ... 0/ 
Prm-ompHon, and Ponnoyanu for Ik* King, 
1663), hi which the fashko of wearing boots Is 
refwnd to as having been general towards the 
end of the reign of Jamea I.,' when the Spanish 
Ambaasador, the Conde of Goadomar, conld 
(touantty relate, when be went home into Spain, 
that all the dtlsens of London wen booted, and 
ready, aa he thought, to go out of town,* 

167. Act I., SCBMB I, 

L 90. $or*»ek-imU] The foreboding cry of the Kieech* 
owl is referred to by Shakespeare Uid$. Nithfi 
I. v.. 1, 383-83 ; AfMMJk, II., U, 3. 16, 



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384 SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

turn 

168. 1. 99. 'Tmu Mt hU eireUI Cf. the ' UOowed vecgs ' of 
tbo oonjnion is s Htm. VI^ I., iv. sj ; ud sm 
lyAvaiuiit. IKilt, v., tU. : ' Conjnton ia ft cbcK 
Hut bftve nli'd up & moog ^iMt.* 

109, 1. 140. Ta m ar§mt\ 1648. TIm ottwr oartf odd. have 
heie and at Scene III., 1. 18, the wroii| reading, 
Smmontt. 

170. SctNB 11. 

L 8. S«4^y emu\ Cf. Fletcher. Womm't Pfiu, V. U. : 
' A Sedgljr coree light on him : irtitch ii, Pedro, 
"The fiend ride throng him booted and 
epoiT'd, with a acytbe at hie back r* ' Sed^ejr 
ie In Staflordihice, between Dndler and Wolver- 
bampton ; but Ifoeelnger, COy Uaimm, lU U., 
I^vee a SoottMi origin to the esne. 

1. 9. MM*] So aU eda^ bat ftac* k the right readtag. 

171. ScBMn III. 

L 43. Mp) Mpt 1646k 1648. 

1. 43. To rttt, oto.] C/. Fnlm cvii. 97. 
17a. 1. 95. And for the bhie] Cf. D'Avenant, CmM BraOur, 
1630, Act II : * Hli eyes ... are crept into bia 
head, Endrded with the weakly colonr bine.' 

1. 37. Pindi bim. pinch him] Mntod a# a Btag». 
direction by kU «eriy ede. Collier dahned the 
words aa part of the text, 00 the ground of 'tbo 
repetHlon and the aente (to lay nothing <rf the 
meaeore iriiidi li very Irregnlai).' 

SCBMI IV. 

1. 9. W^ kt /oAi] Steevena refers to Mtrry Wivtt of 
Wimhor, II.. iil. 34 : see note by H. C Hart la 
Arden ed. of that play. Another note fai 
Dodslesr's ed. of Tit Goblint refers to Rttiim from 
Pmiuuttu, I., U. : ' Thm toyster doyster in hi* 
o^le teanne^ Catti. thmsti^ and loynes at ' 
vrtituneBoever he meets.' 

L 8. Topo] Italian for < a rat.' Cf. Hamlet's cry. 
■ How now I a rat V—Hamlt, III., hr. 24. 
174. 1. 63. smiM-] So aU edd. 
175.' Act II.. Souts I. 

1. 16. a PteiM^) See notes to A^mtirm. 

1.33. Mll(r«)l Text in Doddey. Barty add. onlt rtf. 



NOTES ON PUYS 3^5 

turn 

179. SctMB II. 

L 14. wiOm/t] Doddkjr. Early sda. ham w iO mt y . 

1. 15. In her doMt] Into her doeet 1658. 

I, as. mi army mok] 1709 ; «» Armit, tuck 1646 ; m 

Army' mekt6it;miArwtitiiieki6iS, Dodalejr, 

ato., read mt army of nth. 
I. af. Bam i\ Cf. lolaa* eKdamatJoii. ' Baaeljr and 

tamilr * iB Afllama, V., L 

180. Act III.. ScKMS I. 

Enter Peridor, etc.] EnteThlavea<aUeartjr0dd.). 
1. 9. q>«kk] apeaks poddejr). 

L tS, gaaiiy imy^ la Dodtley then la a king qnotatloo 
inn BkNnt'a (»o(Mfr«^M«, 1636, which men- 
tiooa (MM derivation oE the phiaae from a oettain 
jndge Gawdy. The tme derlvatioo ti from 
ganAtum, ' becanae, to lay tmth, they are days 
<M[ Joy, as bria(ing good cheer to Vba hungry 
student.' Cf. Aat. mtd Clto., III.. xUi. 183 ; 
D'Aveoant, A^eaitu, Act IV: 'nuebns' car 
. . . who smiles, and seems to prophesy A gaudy 
day.' See also HaUhrdl, i.v. fawrfy. 
ill. L 38. rwf*] mlat ifi46b ift48. 

i8a. SCMB II. 

1.31. am ay of wMfe] 'An aye Is astnall shads ol 
cokmr* (Stesvsns). He refers to TampaMt, IL, 
i.55. 

1. 19. Soma drink, etc.] In Dodsley, this Una Is printed 
aapartofNasBoiat's^aeeh. Itcleariyfonnatha 
first Une of the catdi, which In 1646 and 1658 is 
givao to Nassnrat alone. The first stansa recalls 
lago's catch In OOMa, II., liL 

1. 36, The Prince of Darkness, etc.) Cf. King Laar, III., 
Iv.. 148, 149 : in the same play, IV., i. 63. Hahn is 
defined as Ute fiend of stealing. The note in 
Dodsley assumes that the catch was nuidi older 
than Suckling's time, and that Edgar, hi King 
Lmt, Blinded to it, ' nnlem the preaent perform- 
ance were written from the hints ta King Laar.* 
It is generally agreed that Shakespaars fmmd the 
namea of Edgar's fiends in Hamet'a DtOmatlan 
0/ Pepitk Impaitmn, 1603. In tha preaent case. 



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386 SIR JOHN SUCKUNG 

It wemt BlmoBt cartaln that then UnM do aot 
form tbo «nd of tba CKtcb, u they ua prtait«d ia 
all the «ditlooi, bat an qooted bjr NuMurst at 
the gaoler in a qrfilt of deririoa. 
i8s. 1. 37. Hahn. Hahn] 1648, 1709: Uahu, Uohd 1646^ 1658. 

1. 39. mi ^ you] 1709: Myott 1646) etc 

1. 40. «» O yea] A crier of a court, who pcofaeei Us 
prodaniationa with the word Oyu, compted 
Into O yt$. SteovMU poiata out the propria^ of 
th« compariioo in the eaae of a man friMae ^m, 
like tha gaoler'a, axe extended by a gaf. Cf. 
Utrry Wiw$t, V., v. 43. 
183. L 51. MwMtHi] m mrutUnt 1648, 1709. 

L }J. Tlua Aim, etc.] A familiar ' play-end ' from 
RM. in.. IV.. ii. 32, 98, looaely quoted. 

1. 55. MfNf in bmMram] Anotlier Shaheq»aiaaa tag. 
See I Hm. IV., II., iv. 113, etc. 
M HM HM iAm] Steevena rafen to Rom. tmi Jul., 
IUiv.8i,andJona(»..4M«MM,II..lU. Dowdea 
explaina ' Ute tbeo hy the ear ' (Ami. Mtf Jul., 
na., Arden ed.) a« ' a aigii of fcndnoM,' aa one 
bona bites the ear of aBOtfaer. 

L 57. tk» mm; M as UiM /D, Dodilay. Ttae at- 
luion Is to the Suticm of UU Pottt. 

1. 58. fontre for the Guise] ' A provattial eaiprewion 

doling the LeagtM * (Steevena), Thla and the 
two Unes ftrilowiag aeem to be taga from aona 
bombastic ptqinlar play. 

1. 59. accrue] accrMS, early edd. ; agrM, Dodaley. 
\.6l. rUHekUyvM] C/. 1 Hm. /F.. U.. Iv. 489. 

oMmA] C/. Aw*. ///., I., ill. 337- 

183, SCBNB IV. 

1. 9. ptrihut] Sea note on Suckling's St^tpltmma la 
iMcnet, L II. Hen the won! means simply 
' stilt Incila in ambush.' 

186. SCBMI VI. 

1. a. Umybt] Mmy it hi 1646, 1638. 

SCBNB VII. 

L 14. Comt Mini Cf. MolUn, FttUn it Pitm, U i. : 
'Dame, demolaelle, bourgeoiae. paysanne^ U ne 
tiouva rien da trop chand nt de trop froU poor 



NOTES ON PLAYS 387 

lot ' : and Laponllo's taag is Doh ' Giofmni : 
' Htdsiniiift, U catftlogo 4 qnocto.' 

186. 1. 16, Urmtn] Stoevou upUiu u ' Udlw vrtto aaiy 

visit tha dty In farM-ZiMM — i^., whnt th« courts 
ol Jwtlce are open, ind yotmg lawywa m 
willing to qualify their dry atudlM with female 
dalliance.' Cnt-pursBa who haunted the law- 
courts were also called ' tennera ' : see Decker, 
Btt-man of Umdim, 1608 (ed. SmesAoa, p. 147) ; 
' Smne ol tbeea Book-kahn an called Ttnmt, 
■nd they ply Wertmfaiafer Hall.' 

187. 1. 44. FU, fit. «tc.} Cf. a Hm. IV., II., iv. 363, 284. 

L 53. ew 0/ Fortmu't foot*} Steevens quoted JSom. 
»nd 7hI.,*III., i. 141, and referred to Mom. 
for Mtat., m., I. II. In both these cases, 
Staevena and Johnson discovered an allusion to 
the Fool of the moralitiea. The next line defiua 
the meaning infiiciently. 

188. L 71. Fuidor. IlHunotlhu] 1646, 1658 omit 'Pttridw.' 
i8g. l9^. for HMt myttlf, etc.] Cf. Tomfttt, in., !. 48 ff. 

R^inella, on Dryden's authority, la an 'opoa 
Imitation ' of Hiranda. 
L 107. ru bring Out, etc.] One recalla ' that smooth 
•ong vdiich vraa made t^ Kit Harlowe,' and 
hummed by Sir Hn^ Evans in the field near 
Ftogmore : see Pttionak Pilgrim, No. xs. 
190. 1. 143. eool'tUtff) See Narea, s.r Coleetaff : ' A strong 
pcde 00 which men carried a burden between 
them— originally, pertiapi, of coals. SooMtimoa 
written eUt-Ua0,' aa tn the quoUtion added by 
Narea from Ar4^ of Ftoortimm. The punish- 
ment of the poet waa given, according to Ray 
(quoted t^ Halliwell. t.t>. Stang), to misde- 
meanants in certafai Cambridge coU^es, by their 
fellow-undergraduates, 'to ttong scholara in 
Christmas bi^ to cause them to ride en a colt- 
ataff or pole fw missing of ch^Ml.' The stang 
or coltstaff was the p(de uaed in such adhceB for 
the conveyance of cask* of beer from and to the 
buttery. Ur. R. P. Scott, in hia short mono- 
graph on St. John's CoUega, Cambridga (pp. 4, 5). 
notes that the passages by vrtUch the c(4le«e 
kitcben Is approached bom the Hall and from 
the tone outside the buHdlngs are still known m 



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38S SIR JOHN SUCKUNG 

Uh Stankard or SUtoooMt. wid that the pteoa 
when thtt Staag waa kapt was called the 
sHole. 



190. Act IV, Sam I, 

L 6. tmum-«fi ittO] In Ki»i htm, IV, vL 71^ tha ajraa 
of tb« flend deMvlbad by Bdgar to OooMatar 

191.1.31. OOSJ So all tha odttlaiM. Sammt'a al^ and 
their depth attract tha atteotka of hia man 
talkative coapanlooa. 

L S3, m^yimi^ M/ojwAif 164^ 1658. 

L 35. aa oat a< hia atody] ooittted 1648, 1709. A tort 
0/ hit ttuiy 1658. 

1.49. /cUohO wiS/alloiti^Dodriey. 
i9«. 1. 60. Naaaorat. Tkou luui\ 1648. Tha qwech ta 
printed aa a eaationatkn of Oat of PsUmrin, in 
1646, 1658. Collier notMl tha attermtian la the 
1696 ed, but evidently had not seen 1648- 

1. 63. w<tt nwy liifJU] «w 'A MrU, Doddey. 

1. 83. A«A««f WlkftaMfM) C/. Co«t.«/fimr^ IV,lii.i3. 

193. L 114. Imm) Umt la tha men comet km. ColHer 

explBloa ; ' To ttuk, or maila bomtU agalut tha 
wind,' and qnotea Drydeo, Aitnm iMiur, L 63. 
The word ia need by lyATeaaat and Lovelace ; 
and ChureadoD oea the anbataative 'lavaenc.* 
Sea below, Sceoa in. 

194. Scu» II. 

1. 7. jfrcf-MMM UiUl C/. HUtoo. S^mu. Ag. 83. 

195. L 49. Umi\ Dodaley. Early ads. have loait which 

probably should be read. 

ScuiB lU. 

L 13. m uttmii iul Or mtiscad^ wine grown firom the 
gr^M called the muscat oi Alexandria : ' nniim 
mnscatnm, quod moachi odorem rafecat.' 
^Hinaheu. quoted by Narea). Barton. AnmL, JM, 
i, Mct- *t num. a, aaba. i, mentlona ranacadine 
among ttie 'black wine^ overiwt, compo wn d, 
•tnog thick drinks,' aa bnrtfnl to persons of a 
certain tempe r a m ent. See How^ £^. B^^., 
I, I iv., lett. a8. 

196. 1. 33. iMMaf to a paU] lirtdidni to m pmu 1648. 



NOTES ON PLAYS 389 

197. IL31, 53. Pmmmtt, otc] Qnotod. wltlumt itrict ac- 

ctin^, from Oikilh, III, iU. 349-30. 

SCBNB IV. 

1. «t. m erampi Cf. TtmptU, V^ 1. 386 : IV., L 261. 

198. 1. 43. Qimtr ftr $olo Qumw] Cvrm ptr to h eanr (old 

wU).). Sir Richud Fanihawe, AmbMudor «t 
Madrid, tnuulatod a play by Antonio do Mcndoca 
(d. i639)t which apfwarad la 1638, and bore thia 
UUb (' Lov« for LovB't talcB '). Tho original play 
must bo refuted to here, aa the tranalatlon waa 
not made till after SuckUng*! death, and waa not 
printed until 1671 ; and the point of the paaia|» 
U that the writer for whom the poet aaka ia 
abaady dead. The passage is of some interest, 
u showing English interest in Spanish drama, 
and fixing the date of prodoctton of TJU GoUitu 
at a pitet after Ueodoia'a death In 1639. 

Lja. mmpNtsst] trnp^rart, Dodaley, This reading la- 
odves no snpport from the early eda,, and the long 
qnotation ^ven by the editors from Tamibmlaint 
loses its pdnt. Suckling's allusion is im>bably to 
I Tambmhiiu, III., lii. where Zenocrata addresaea 
ZaUna aa ' Dbdalnfnl Turkess and onievarend 
bosa.' 

L54. ffts 'Boti Btmckmnp*'] See Indnctlon to Beaa- 
mont and Fletcher, Knitkt of Bmniiif PttOa \ 
'Hy husband hath promised me any time thia 
twelvemcsith, to carry me to the Bold Beau- 
champe.' In the surreptitious 2 HudibraM, 
1663, Hejrwood is credited with the authorship 
of this p<^lar play, now lost (Fleay, Biog. 
Chron. Eng. Drmmm). Dodsley's editors nMOtlot 
the old proverb^ ' as bold aa Beauchamp,' and 
quote Dnyton, Pcfy-Olbum, xvili. 335-59, wtwie 
the origin of the adage la referred to ' that brave 
and god-like brood of BtmUmpi,' Earia of 
Warwick. See also HUdleton, A Mad Worid, 
my Matltrt, 1608, Act V. : ' Being every man 
weU luxB'd like a bcdd Beacham.' 

1. 33. ' En§lattd'i Joy '] A patriotic play, now loat, 
adrlbuted to Richard Vennard or Vennar. It 
was acted in damb-show. The {dot, 'to bo 
pUyed at the Swan, thia 6th Nov. 1603.' la 



390 SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

p ma nr ed la a bnNuWd« la tlw Ubniy of tha 
Society of AntlqiuriM. Sm Jobmmu Mmtpm of 
Augmrt, 1632 : ' Tlist tunoua niRtter of En^juul't 
Joy in tlx hundred and three ' ; Lom tUttortd ; 
' 'SU^t, ft fine tiick I ft piece of En^wd'e Joy, 
tbia I' Dodeley'a editon quote John Tftylor, 
A Coit OMT Ik* Waitr . . . givtn fm/ii to Witt 
Fmmor, tt« Rimtr, 1615 ; ' And pooc old Vennor, 
tbftt ptiUiM dealing man. Who acted " England'! 
Joy " fint at the Swan, Paid eigjit crowna for 
the writing of theae thlnga, Bealdea the covert and 
the silken atringa.' 
J9a. 1. 57. ^ BrAw] A British patriotic piece. CtdHer 
ri^itly rejects Steevens' theory that Nkhblaa 
Breton Is I ndtoted hen aatbe antitoc of SugteiMf « 
Joy, and aa a friend of Shake^Mftn. 



L 36. h*H hit miiht, Dodiley. 
1. 48. fjkniw] fiomt, Dodaley. 
I 31. too4liuf\ gwUi'a 1646. 

sot. Act V., Sgsnb I. 

1. 3«. MWff-f' hMU] MtU omitted 1646, 1658. 

L 39. f«brAiiM] Hares gives, i.v^ ' A ooane doafc « 
mantle,' and derive* tnm SpanUi gabmtkmm, ft 
long cloak, canock. 'Gabardine. A tough 
Iriah mantle oc horaeraan's cloak, a tcng cassock ' 
<Blonnt, GlouogrmpkU). In Acden ed. Mmtkmnt 
«/ Km^ I., Ill, III [113], ICr. C. K. Pooler gives 
ft pasMge froia Barnabe Rlche: 'IXag^sed 
Uln ft ri|^t porter with ft long gaberdine dow&e 
to the calf of his leggei.' 

1. 41. uertt of lk$ privm-htnul An sdio of Bamirt , 
U V. 14. 
302. Scsmll. 

L 1. Nat took m] nor looko 0/ 1646, 1658. 
ImpittUt} lU trntftdthta 1648, 1709. 

1. II. 0, wOkini htt /] HasUtt reads O [m, Wtt ditoj. 
NoMng hit, 

L 13. €omtir§) atittnco, Doddey. 

1. 15, ft toerttmyj Dodsley'a editon s u ppose this to 
aUnde to ' the Queen of Soots' case snd Davlsoa's 



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NOTES ON PLAYS 391 

diigntcfl. In eompUnwnt to tiM Stnart*.* It 
Menu banlly likely tb«t tUi aUiuiaa to ui «veat 
of fifty yean before would be readily nndentood 
by SucUlng*! audience. 
aoj. L 47. rtfi^n] Dodsley ; again 164^ etc., poMibly tiie 
right readlnf. 

1. 49. /oir] fair tnu 164&, 1709. 

1. 64. thy /«viMirf] any ftvomt, Dodiley, 

304. ScbnbIII. 

I. i.a»prim4\ ll« Kj«f i«46. 1658. 

Z03. SCSNB IV. 

I. 7. Am] 'Ha* 1648, 1709. 'That, Dodiley. 

1. 9. paai\ Dodsley; fatt by 1646. ate. 
m6. L 46. iA« point of koncur] Cf. dlalogne In Scene II. 
above, betwe«t Sabrlna and the Prlnco. 

1. 59. Am ant«r) Ait angtr early eds. 

307. SCBMB V. 

1. 19. ttrmtg*} itrict, Dodiley, 
1. 39. mkat mitlakt] vAol a mitlakt, Dodsley. 
ao8. I. 71. fOM] Mtw yoH, Dodsley. 

309. 1. gi. putHoMd] demanded, made requisition of. Cf. 
Henry VIII., I., 1. 13. 
1. 98. iM'#r] 1709 ; Nm'f 1646, 1648, 1658. PhlUtel 
means that he would as soon beUeve that 
Torcnlar had never lived, as that be was allv*. 
L 117. Amw infftUd] Dodiley ; Aai iH/siUd 164^ etc. 
aio. 1. 133. WM a woman] ts a moman, Dodiley. 

1. 136. MspkostopUiui] So all early edd. OrsabriQ 
refer* to Tamoren. ' Afephoitopbllas ' In M«rry 
WivM, I., 1. 133, is a term of abuse, borrowed 
from ttw devil In Marlowe's Patulut. 
1. 19a. Sanboms, /alal] Sanbom' fatal, Dodsley. 
311. 1. 176. tinUi botktinu. Dodsley. 

L 196. Aoir, ttougk] So Haslltt ; bat 1649, etc., bav« air 
tJuugk, and Dodsley leada air, though. Possibly 
a bad pun was Intended. 
1. 199. hii^dom] 1648 ; KingJomt* 1646^ 1658. 
313. L 304. AtiMbr] Undrtd, Dodsley. 

1. 333. commanda] regions under my command. 
313. 1. 343. oU foin) 1648 ; aO wOl join 1646. 



393 SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

313. Epilogne, 1. 4. old] C/. Nortb't Plntaivh, Aim. Grtml 
(ed. Room, vol. vU., p. 80) : ' At thli tout than 
wu old driokliif.* TIm .wljoctiva b fmrety 



BRENNORALT 
NoTB ON Title. 

Tlw quuto edltioa of thia pUy, pubUdied during 
SackHnB't Ufetlina, bean the Utla, Tht DiuotttmUd 
CohtuO. The date ot prodnctloo wu pvobaUf 
1640 : aUaiiona to the ScottWi RebelUco point to 
this date. AglMirm had been produced by SncUIng 
at great expente fat 1638 ; and the flnt edltioo <rf 
the play bad abown the eaine oatentatioa and ex- 
travagance. Nothing appean to be known of the 
productkxi of Ths GMint ; hot It leenia probaUe 
that all Suckling'! dramatic attempt! vrere produced 
within the Incladve datea i638-i640. 

DramtOit Pfrtenir. 

In the quarto the foUowlsg varlatlona occur : 
Mi4sta for Mittta, Cramivrt for GreiMtwl, Slntt- 
M«M few SiraAtmtan, Mmutr Ua Mmuttk, 



NOTES ON BRENNORALT 

330. Act I., ScxNB I. 

1. 30. May art old] Ik'arl old 1658. 

1. 34. CoroMd] The form In all the early edd. 

1. 53. A fin* aeeotmt /] Cf. FabtalFa wcrde on Shiewe- 
bnry field, i Htmy IV., V., 1. : 'A trim reckon- 
ing 1 .. . Honour it a mere •eotcheon," 

331. ScbnkII. 

1. 10. tnuUky] 1648 : Snm/A* the rest. 

1. 15. was imwr] nntr was 1638. 

1. 19. to** Malf«->] go Ikt MofMrs 1638. 
333. 1. 63. MifavM] Cf. Waller, Last Vtnu, I. 13 ; ' The 
■oul'a dark cottage, battered and decayed ' ; 
and I. 33 of lame poem : ' old tenement '; Of 
Divint LoM, vi. 3r, 32 : ' The eonl contending to 
that light to See From her dark celL* 



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NOTES ON PLAYS 393 

S33. ScniB III. 

L 13. rivaPt] Iht Riv^iU etrly «dd. 

1. 39. tUUkrie & part] RaOttry apart 1709. 
334. 1. 56. tpanith} All rarfy «cla. h»v« ipantub. 

1 57. «ONe«r} C/. the poo In Calverlsy'B CeeM and Hi* 
BuB, I. 4 : ' At «• cnrtaU the ahMdy enr-taU'd 



333. SCSMI IV. 

1. 3. ru0t\ Cf. Stulcetpewre, Lotwr*! Comptaint, I. 58 : 

' A biutterer, that the ruflSe knew Of conrt. of 

city.' Hie •ufaetantlve 1« meta|diorlcal ; cf. 

the verb, 'the bleak wlnda Do eontjr rnflle * ia 

Kinf ttar, II., Iv. 304. 
336. 1. 8. LHu glarioHt maminii] Cf. metaphor in Shahea- 

apean. Sonnet* 33, 34. 
938. 1. 74. d< wMm txtetOion] Cf. Bietiar4 ///., I.. UL 346. 

Act II., ScsNB I. 

L 3. Tky «M*r hrolktr] Sea Hedod, Tktog., 3ii, 313: 
N!i{ 8* IrfM VTvyfp^ Tf M^ipov mtl KmM/i«A«ut«i'| 
nal Siva.rot', rtict 8* 5nw, hum ti ^nXof 'Or*tfiit¥. 
Homer, //., xvl. 67a, makea Death and Sleep 
twina. Cf. ShaUey, ^w. Mab, U. i, 3 : ' Mow 
wooderfnl la Death— Death, and his brother 
Sleep I' 
t^,l.it. mkatctmHtri«»ri C/. Homte, III., 1. 79, 80. 

1. 37. Arm, arm, mm /] The eaiUer eda. (ive this as a 
atage direction. 

330. SCSHB II. 

1. 17. stale] decoy. Cf. T»mpt*t, IV., i- 187. 

1. 33. IrieUimg t$art\ This aame play-end to quoted by 
Fabtaff, i Hntry IV.. II., Iv. 431. 

L 38. Pina up a roae] See Mewton. HarbaU to d« BOU, 
1587. quoted by Brand, Pop. Antt., U. 346, 347 : 
' Wlien fdeasaunt and meny companions doa 
friendly meete together to make goode cheere, 
aa aoone as tbdr feast <s banket to ended, they 
give falthfnll pnxniae matnaUy one to another, 
that irttateoever hath been merrily apoken by 
any in that assembly, should be wrapped up ^ 
silence, and not to be carried out of the docnea. 



394 SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

For the AMonuice nnd perfonnuiM iriwnot tlw 
taamw which they nas U, that all thing! Uten 
■aids mutt be taken aa tpokta Mi^tr Itt rou. 
Wheronpoo Utty nw in tiuir ptriotm and iimnf 
roomti to hmng nsra owtr Ihtir IMm, to put tlio 
companle ia memoiie of aecntie and not faahty or 
indiacnetly to clatter and blab oat what they 
bean.' L^rd'a Dictloaaiy, quoted ^id., 346 »., 
glvea tbb following Unea : ' Eat nm tm Veoerli, 
enjos quo fnrta lateient HarpocraU matrii 
dona dlcavlt amor, tnde roaam meniU hoapea 
•aapendlt amida, coavlvK nt mb aa dicta 
tacenda aciant,* 
331. 1.71. Wtdibmuk, vUi.) Early edd. hava ICf-Hf^hnwA— 
iM diseipiim. Stratheman haa aoma dU&ciilty 
in getting Ua worda out. 
333. 1. 78. Ploamu] Haslitt priata throoi^oat aa Floniie$. 
The name ia obviouily Intended to recall aone 
PoHah nama, probably Plock. 
1.81. fta«A-fHf*] Halliwell explalna aa 'the barton, or 
any premiaoa at the back of a booaa.' Thua tlw 
'back-eid«> of Trinity HaU at Cambridge wa* 
the portloa of the coUegs bnUdinga occapled by 
the etaUei^ ate. 
n. 89-91. So pott, etc] A fnt qnotation from 2 Htm. IV. 

1., 1. 70-73. 
1. 106. The Macedon yontii] Sea North'a Flntarch, 

Ahx. Crtot (ed. Ronie, vll. 333) : ' Be that tbia 

prince did exceed la drinking, yet that not- 
' withataoding, wine mnat not drown nor bury 

ao many excellent vertoee that do ahlno In him 

in time of peace and war.' 

333. SCBNB III. 

Iphlgene] Hariltt adda [diagniaed]. 
1. 18. $ht Md Moeodonitm ytmtk] The allndon ia to the 
rebnkea which Alexander adminlatered to hia 
frienda who 'bocama vary dlnolnta and Uc«n- 
tiooa in diet and life.' See North'a Hntardi, 
«.t., vil. 63, 66 : ' And how I pray yoa, can a 
man take pain to dreaa hla own horaa, or to make 
clean hla lance or helmet, that for alothfnl 
curioaity'a take, dladaineth to rab hla own body 
with hia flngera 1' ate. 

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NOISS ON PLATS 395 

533. L 36. «Nm] HuHtt reads don moogly, aa alao in 

Latter xxvUL (p. 330) 1 ' Tbeaa general motives 
of the state and coaunon good . . . have stlU 
the ni^r end. Yet, like great <Akm. tbey rather 
make a show than provoke appetite.' An oUo 
is a dish of stewed meat of wlons kinds. Cf. 
Lovelace, On Smnatar"! btinf hmumrtd, etc, 
<f(U', to rise high, Commend this Olio of this 
Lcml 'til fit.' 
L 31. Pnu hhkA rtHgion] The aonrce of ICenseck's 
argoments will be foimd in HacUavelli, // Priit- 
eipt, cap. 18. 

534. 1. 48. fJU duutttt, MMfMly] C/. TfM^Mf, til., i. 33, 54. 
1. 68. MMMfM-] womUr 1646. 

1. 72. mMifif] mntft 1636. 

333. SCBMI IV. 

L 23. ptitiim air$] Cf. ' taking aim ' hi King Um, 
II., iv. 166. 
337. 1. 6g. u{[ challenge. C/. JUtut. //.. IV., I. 57. 
238. Act III., ScBMi I. 

n. 17, 18. rU ktm iM$ tMM^t ptMt, etc.] Cf. Dowm, 
Twicktnkmm GarOtn, stanza 3 : ' Make me a 
mandrake, so I may grow here. Or a stooe fbnn- 
taln weeping out my year.' 

340. SCBHiII. 

1.3. ' Fof o/t U tlamdt,' titc.] This, and other eutementa 
placed within inverted commas, seem to be 
drawn fnan some c<»imoa source of wi w irfi nt ; 
or the commas may ilmidy be intended to call 
attention to their gnomic character. 

1. 16. iUtyt] Utty* 1638. 

341. 1.33. MMfoiM] So the early odd. Haslitt prints 

MMMM for the right readhig covmmm/ and 
ewibm» may be a misprint for eavitom. The 
cavecon (Sp. aibttin) is a noseb a nd, need in 
breaking-in lunses. 
S43. 1. 131. om omn] eomttry, two Unes bekiw, is nndentood. 
344. SCSMB III. 

1. 6. Uking in m h$m(\ Suckling's favourite metMbor 
" ~ r sfaice I tat 



of a siege. C/. the lines ' 
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39B SIR JOHN SUCKUNG 

HM 

343. L 34. Mm /] Uont'i eontoinptaou oonnwnt on tiw 
dislofiw wfakh ha haa ovsrtwud. 

1.35. wOdfy] vUaly (an int«naltiv« om). T1» fdtto of 
1623 hM ' vUd ' in Ttmpttt, U U- 33>- 

L 37. irmtk] cuooM. HaUhrsIl and Narea explain aa 
' entartainoMnt ' or ' feaat,' 

l3». WhMtmnOMt} 1648. Tha right raadlof k ITJtara 
mn IkoM 1646^ ate. 

1.49. Iht morlu] tba oatworka of the caitle. Saa 
Clarandon. Mitt. JM, Vk. vii, of the aiaga <rf 
Briittd : ' The Worta wan ao food, that tbejr 
moat expect to loae very many meo,' 

146. SCtMB IV. 

1. 4. a'tt'ratjk] 1658. Hw other editlou have a'tt'ratJk. 

347. L 60. k t mutmtjf 6mUh] On the oo-operatkn auppoaad to 
axiat b et ween a man'a gioina and Ua horoaeope^ 
eae Morth'a Plutarch, Aniomitu, Aa Egyptian 
aoothnyer warned Antony to abandon OetaTioa, 
* for thy denu» aald ha (tiiat ia to any, the good 
angd and apirit that keepath thee) la afraid of 
hia : and behig co wr ageo u a and hl^ when he la 
akney becometh fearfal and tbnoroiia iriien he 
coneth near nnto the other.* 
L 64. tMulhrny] 1638. The other adttfcma have «serf> 

1. 71. Il« croim] C/. Sonnet liL,atansa 3: 'Soneliaya, 
perchance^ or myrtle trangh,* etc. 

149. Aqr IV4 SCBMB I. 

L 16. pay) fray 1838. 

U. 18. 19. eontidtr'd koms) Cf. ' eouider'd ttaM^' 
HemlW, II.. ii. 81. 

1. 33. *ydapptr\ Cf. Km. ontf Adenrit, IL 86^ 87 ; 
Beaumont and Fletcher, Wommm-HiOir, IV., U. : 
' The miaery of inan may fitly be compared to 
a dldapper, who^ irtten abe ia uder water, peat 
out alg^t, and Indeed can aeem 00 mote to «t rlam 
again, ahakea'bvt herad^ and ia the aama aba 
waa.' 
330. L 37. wori\ i.:, pa»>wacd. 

1.46. Blaek Ttmp»»f\ Cf. 'iriilta Smrey.' Riek. Itin 
V,UI.64. 



NOIES ON PtAYS 397 

tst. Scnnlll. 

IphlgMiel Rdioiildbareoi«mb«ndthAtIpblgMi« 
li rtUl in ditgniM. 

1.3. Tou wili not ttoap, etc.] Cf. Petrnchlo'i slnills, 
Tmm. of Uu Shrmm, IV., i. 193 ff. 

1. 37. [ym] HaiHtt. Euly odd. omit. 
33a. 1. 43. Ikt foUwy] The long itate-room often foiud In 
the Urfjer boiuei of the tixteenth and early 
•eventeenih centuiiei^ fieqiiently occupylnf the 
whole length <rf the upper floor of ft house, wt nt 
Hantftcate Homo, SooMnet, or of • wing, m ftt 
Drnyton Houmi, Northente, end Hnddoo Hftll, 
DerbyAire. Cf. Webster, Dutkut of Mtdfi, 
I., i. : ' Yoo must attend my lady in the gallery '; 
D'Avenant, Witi, Act V. : ' This key conveya 
you through the chancel to The house-gallery.* 
See also SwfOM, II., i. 

1 30. chtrubtn} For this French dngular of ' cherub ' 
</. Otiuao. IV., U. 63; Tmpttt. I., i. 133. it Is 
lotmd in Chaucer, Cmf. TaUi, Pi<d.. 634. 

SCBHBlV. 

L 3. momA] All the eariy editions have this old fono. 

1. 8. wtO-a] Cf. Autolycus* songs In Winltr't TaU, 

IV., Ul. 133-35 : IV., iv.3ai{7. The same drawling 
rhyme is used throughout the satiric poem called 
A LtUtr unt by Sir Jokn StieUing from Frmme*, 
etc., 1641. 

1. 9. Look bobiu] Nares explains ; ' to look closely 

or ftmorously into the eyes, so as to see the figures 
reBected in them.' C/. Sidney, AOropM and 
SUtU, sonnet 11 : 'So, irtun thou saw'st In 
Nature's caUnet Stella, thou' strai|^t kxdi'st 
baUes in her eyes'; Beaumont and Fletcher, 
WomMtUoi$r. III., i. : ' I cannot think I shall 
twcome a coxcomb. To ha' . . . Mine eyes look'd 
babies in.' 

L II. 46aM] HasUtt reads tihout, but niggesta «M 
tAm>9. But abovt hera probably ■■ npwaida of'— 
i.9., getting on for fifteen. 
333. ■■ 33. tol^stol Cf. I HtM. IV.. I., it. II. 

L 37. riMiKiif itao\ 1648 ; rruaimg im 1646, etc pnibably 
rl|^t. 



398 SIR JOHN SUCKUNG 

353. I. 46. mcttiy] UMd ftdjMtivtUy : bidf-ud-hkl^ nrtttier 
COB thine tot the other. 

135. SCSMXV. 

1. 65. rnoHiUr] Cf. OOutte, III., lit. 166 
337. Act v., Scshx I, 

1. 6. vtrgin-inm} Ettlwr virgin twcaoM it had nam 
been taken, irtiich ia more probabte from the 
context ; or leaa probably, becaua it contained 
the womeD's loonu, aa tlie ' majrden'a tower ' 
in Snrrey'a poem 00 his Imprieon m en t at 
msdaor. 

358. Scam II. 

1. 31. wwili] /.<., wracki. 

U. 44, 4«. My fond . . . tuff*r) HuUtt. Ilieae Unea 
have been caiekady tranapoeed in the earUer 
eda. ; for a aimllar tianspoiltion ef. the fiiat 
foUo readhtf of Rich. Ill,, IV., iv. 53, 53. 

359. L 51. S$c4ii)td] ' Having been ' li, of eonrae, mder- 

■tood. A Bomowhat dntllar ellipae ocean In 
melt. III., U lU. 313, 314. 

360. I. itS. faUUily] Cf. Roowo'a aj^rehenalaaa, Rom. ami 

jMt., I., iv. 106. 

163. SCKMS III. 

1. 56. A aop i» mOttn} Viobabiy an echo of AmL mi 

CIm., II., tt. 33i<33. 
1. 79. iA« nymph} Cf. Crubaw'a well-known epigram : 
' Nympha pndlca Denm vidit et enibvit.' 
364. 1. 98, thou mncA-wmtM fMMi] Almerin add r ea w i hit 
BonI, the tenant of tta ' dark cottage^ battend 
and decayed." 
1. 100. bheh tl*t] 1648. The reat have hath itu. 
363. L 130. fi/l] 1648. The Feat have fwW. 

NOTES ON THE SAD ONE 
373. Act I., ScBMB I. 

1. II. fnHhfi CI. OOuUc, III., 111. 449. 
1. 37. Cattiop»t»'t dutb} Cf. Lovdace, Qn Smmm^t 
bfing hotutmd, etc : ' Then aeat her to Cauh' 
ptim't Chair, Aa now you're to your Coach.* 

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NOTES ON PLAYS 399 

373. U. 6g, 70. DotM . . . A'm«m] C/. lago'i warning in 

SCIMB II. 

Ilia dnmb-thowof the Inter-icene recalli tito UM oi 
this at«ge-devlcQ in the dan of play on which 
Tkt Sad (hui» modelled. C/. Webator, Wkitt 
Dtvit, II., ill. where the conjuror ihows Bracbiano 
the deathi of his duchess and of Cainlllo; 
Dueh»it 0/ Malfi, III., iv. 
376. I. a8. grtat mm't d*alkt] 1709. The otiier eds. havo 
pvat mtn't dtalk. Hatlitt leada («] fmtf mtm't 
d$atk. 
a writ* at midnigiU\ Cf. the mysterioua noises at 
Duncan's death, Maebtlh, II., iii. 59 ff. 

378. Act II., ScBNB II. 

U. 6, 7. / AoM eoMctiv'd, etc.] Cf. Otksllo, V., U. 53, 

56. 
I 14. Stdphur, etc.] Recalls the torttues invented by 

the mock-Oends in GMtnt, III., L 

Sons III. 

Lao. Thtr* ktumntn, etc.] Cf. the coni[daints of 
Biennoralt and Doran in Bnmnorall, III., !• 



I. 3. corrofiMtJ Cf. 2 Htn. VI., III., ij. 403 ; Beaumont 
and Fletcher, Bldw Brottur, V., 1. : 'the surgeon. 
That did apply those burning corrosives.' 

U. 14, 15. I wiUttot givt him, etc.] Cf. HamUt, II., iii. 
where Hamlet determines to kill his uncle 
' about tome act That has no relish of salvatica 
tat.' 

1. 19. eochatriet't gyt] Cf. Rom. and JiU., III., U. 47. 
Numerous other references occur in the dra-' 
matists to this luperstition, for which see Sir 
Thoe. Browne, Puud. Epid,, lib. lU., cap. 7. 



L 36. muU] Pot the pun ^. a Ham. IV., I.. U. 160^ 
163. 



284. Act hi., Scbhb III. 
L 36. Mwb] Pot thi 

163. 

1. 43. MtMV Om wtrt amy] HazUtt auggesU Wan Ikon 
not any. 



400 SIR JOHN SUCiCLmG 

385. Scsm V. 

1. 15, kt NMi net, nm, OM lovu aof] Tha naw mti- 
DMnt is fln«ly m x pn mei hy Thaekemy ia tho 
caacladlng chapter oi Bmwnil, and the ( 
~ iFB, cmttim wtneit Amor.' 



3M. Act IV., Scuii I. 

L 5. mibf) Cf. George Heitwrt'e Unea on tha wotda 
My Mattmr, ttansa i : ' aa ambflviria leavw • 
rldi acent Unto tha taater.' 

aM. ScBKi II. 

I.a5. kitiunaitoff\ HszUttaeeaaiitlludaatol^ynm, 
■mbatt ean ware cut oil in 1634 : he loit the »• 
mafaidor of them In 1637. Burtea'a eaia were 
' cut ofi In 1636. Theaa datea mav pdnt, at anjr 
rate, to the earUeat date at vdikh thla fragnunt 
may have been writtea. The worda, qtokaB by 
• duncter Uke Doco Diacoptoh imply no admlra- 
tioQ ob' Suckling's part for Rynne and hia 
filenda. The llnea which fcdlow contatai an 
obvlott* alinakm to English poUUca. 

aSg. Scnn III. 

1. 19. victi] nuen early edd. 

390. 1. 47. Hast thon aeen, etc.] The aoag is an imtto t icn tA 

Joaaoa'a beautiful llnoa on Charia. 

391. 1. 95. groom] Cf. TmH. of Uu Shrm, IV., i. taS, far this 

general nae of the word to al^Ufy *low-bon 
peiaoa.' 

SCSMBlV. 

Signior Hnttecami] The character la intended to 
caricature Ben Jonson, whoae great else Is re> 
fcrred to in the name. Mia f<mdncSB for aat 
typea of character, or ' hunioursi' is tooched In 
tiM tqwning lines of tho acene, Aa Jcoaca died 
in 1637, Om fragment must have lieeo written 
by then. 

U. 8, 9. Iko kouott lamyor] Hatlltt assumes an aUnton 
to a play called Tko Honttt Umyor, by S. S, 
printed i6t6. TIUs si 

1. 10. aAiiirtH I.*., v ~ ' 



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NOTES ON LBHERS 401 

MM 

S9a. 1. 13. lori IraMwiirl Tbs alhidoni In tUi wpeeth may 
ftU t» to pftrtknlar penou. Smiling had 
daalinga with hard Trauum Wwtoo (wa tlw 
latter from the Stata Papon priatsd In the 
Appsodlx), and may hen bo maJdng a ■a t lrical 
altufion to him. 

1. 36. // it Ami not Iskt, etc.] Cf. bolow, v. t : ' Uany, 
ho tliat Mtya tli good,' «te. JonaoQ prewotod 
CytHhWt RnOt to the pnbUo with the oconifnl 

line, ' By G , tli good ; and, if yon Uket, yon 

may.' 

1. 30. Arii^ppml A Und of wine, according to Natm, 
who qnotea Hiddloton : ' O (or a bowl of fat 
eanaiy. Rich Ariitlppiu^ apaikling iheny.' 

994. ScbmbV. 

L 65. t*«MM) Haditt teada the pfeforable mwW. 

Act v.. Sewn I. 

L 7. fto WHO Ct- P»nd«$, I., 1. 1. 

MOTBS OH LBTTBRS) Etc. 

197. The title-page in the editloii of 1648 boaia the 

name of Thomaa Watnn Inatoad of that of Rath 
Raworth. No prlnter'a name la given in the title- 
page of I0}8. 

an- 1- 

Haslitt heada tUa letter [To Aglmiraii)] 
II. 3. 4. I0 teM] to M« Towm 1638. 
U. 17, 18. tote KM te] Cf. the dialogna Upon my tori 

BroMTa WgOdiMt, I. 33. 
L 23. Pl^omclu] Cf. Aglattfa, paaaim; 

II. 

SnckUng'a cotreapcndent waa i»obably Jack Bond ; 
aoe the dlakgoe Upon my Lord BrohaWt W$tUlint. 
The aUuatca to Hlatreaa Howard aeema to Indicate 
that thla letter waa neariy oontempoaary with the 
dialogue^ and that ita data la therefore 1643. 
300. L 37. aftMi] Aft»U 1638. 

1.35. FramMacA] C/. How^ Bpp. Ho.-Bl., bk. U.. 
Ha 54 <ed. Jaooba, p. 437) : ' . . . towarda the 
Atp«$ a*d ttdy, aha [Vkuoe] hath a Inadom 



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409 SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

rich wine adled PrtmUniae' The oriclBal hone 
of this twMt wins WW Prootlgiuta ta Laagnedo^ 
•evm kUometm eut of OttB : Howell doet not 
•eem to have connected It with this part of 
PnuiOB : for lUs next tentance teUa ua axpready 
that 'hi the Conntiy of P nmttt toward* the 
Pynmtn, and in LmtfuUoe, there am ^mnea 
concnitable with thoaa of Spidn.' 

900. 1. 48. woMMt U rttohtd (iroNfw Ikam wuui\ Soekliag 
{jrobablv nfera to the atory of ZocotadMl and 
l>arlas tn i Esdias, ill., iv. : «ee a^ecialljr 
iv. 14 jy. ' O aln, la not the Ung gnat, and 
men are many, and wine !• >tn»f ? who la It 
then that mleth them, or hath the lorddilp over 
them ? aie they not women ?' ete. (R.V.). 

sot. 1. 51. ^ /al« awfta w a rf of] The allwioa la too indeflnito 
to be Identified with oartalntjr. 
L 35. *Mi<y] treatise. 

1. 59. Misirm Hommn PotMfy the leleraiiGe la to 

Lady ICargaret Howard, the bride of lord 
BroghlU, wboae wedding forma the sabject of 
Sodtllng'a dlalagne la verae with Bond. 

1. 60. in toot] 1648 : toM 1646, 1658. 

1.61. my Lofiie/DorMOSfa- Edward SackviIl4,fo«rthBari 

of Docwt, whose BOD Richard manlad SnckUag^ 
consln. Lady Pnacee Cranfleld. The Jb«rth 
Bari died In 1631. 

UL 

L 9. M ^oor Pret$*kmtt\ Sodding pcobab^ tateads a 
^y oo the word ' Proteatanta,' alhidlag to the 
Pnteataat rejection of tafamUe aathority, and 
also Imp^rlng the signlficanoe of the word ta the 
sense Ot 'devoted champkm,' aa ta Herrick'a 
famoos llnea to Antbea. See also a afanOar ass 
ta the postscript to lettar XXI4 A0W. 

y>3. IV. 

HailUt beads this letter [To Ailmmm{1)). Who- 
ever the lady may have been, she had beea staying 
at his nncle's ptaee ta Warwickahfae^ and ha writes 
to her on liis r e tm n to London. 
L s. Mikoli Hikote. ta the Alcester dlviston of Bartk^ 
way hondred, go. Warwick, la ahont tbne mlka 

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NOTES ON LETTERS 403 

S^.W. of Stratfcvd-on-AvOD, ud forms put of 
tlw pulth of WMtoQ-oo-Avon la GloncMtor 
dioccM. It tMloogod, with the Huor of 
WMton, to th« GnvUlM ; but Sir Edwaid 
GraviUe'i fifth daughter, who menled a Ymrk- 
•bin knight, Sir Arthur Ingraoi, of Temple 
Newwn, puted with the manon to pay her 
faUwr'e debta. The pnrchaaer waa LIodbI. Gail 
of Mlddlewx, SncUing'a uncle. On the death of 
the aecond Earl without isaue the estate passed 
to his sister, Frances, Countess of Dorset, and 
so to her descendants, in whose hands it remains 
to-dajr. See Dugdale, Antiquiius of Wmrwiek- 
tkin, ed. Thonuu, 1730, [U.], p. 705. 



30$. V. 



HasUtt suggests wltti great probabUlty that tUa 
letter was addressed to Suckling's sister Martha, whoas 
husband. Sir George Southcote, had deserted her. and 
committed suidde. She married a second busfaaod, 
Wlliam Clagett, of Isleworth. 

1. 5. pnetdmO] The old editions have the usual spdling 

of the day — viz., pr—id»nt, 

1. 6. &^AoNMba] Referred to by SuckHng as a type of 

constancy In love, Soanetili.,stansa 4. Fortials, 
of course, the daujg^ter of Cato of Utica, and wife 
of Uarcus Brutus, 
1. 18, M^M] Mint 1646, etc. 

304. 1.39. BahM\ Jean-Louis Cues, seigneur de l^ittif 

(1591-1633). The aUuslon is to the third part 
of Balzac's UUtn, No. XIII. (tr. Sir Richard 
Baker, 1638, p. 37). 

L 40. mi$n\ Mint 1646, etc. 

1. 44. By your hmt, etc.] JtUita Cauw, V., lU. 89. 

thit (ti]] mt 1646. 1648 : 'Ht 1658. 

305. VI. 

L 39. a AaupJI) C/. the metaphor In OOutlo, III., lU. 36o> 
363 ;' If I do pove her haggard,' etc. See also 
the diahigue Vfan my Lord BnAatt't Wtdding, 
1. 36 : * To hawks, good Jack, and hewts,' etc. 

11. 53. M- /"*« •f«6*«] C/. ' optic glass,' MUtoa, 
P. L., I. 398. The simile of ' evening sbadowa ' 



404 SIR JOHN SUCKUNG 

notllt Antoajr^ daier^itloa of 'black va^Mt^ 
fagmatt,' AtU. mmd CUo^ IV, xhr. « ff. 

305. L 60. aiy bttny, ate.) Witiam «/ sUomtm, x^ t*, 13 ; 

' For fMur it nothing oIm but a bstnying of Vba 
•nocown wUeh reuoo oflentb. And the «x- 
pectatko (ram within, being len, coontath tlw 
ignoranc* more than the cnoM wliieh bringsth 
tbetonnoit.' 

306. 1. 87. you •»} HuUtt adds [kmf\. Thtu aeema to ba 

Bonw need of tnch an addltkw, to oiqilala tha 
owt^ihor tbnt foUowa. 

VII. 

Thla lettor waa efaariy wrlttoa br SocMfaig about 
1631, whan ha waa in Germany dnriog tha Thirtr 
YaaiaWar. 

S07. VIIL 

HaiUtt aappoaaathia latter to ba addraaaad to tba 
ladjr whom SocUtng, In tha following and other 
letton, caUa A^aMia. The aomafritat wide vwie^ 
In the datee, irtMre thsjr can ba traced, of tbaae lettered 
and SnckUng'a dabontely paraded tnconataaqr ii 
love, make anch JdentMcation purely coajectoral. 
n. 13. 16. mppnmktt . . . bntuk] The oM metiq>lMr 
puratted ii^ the linea ' TIa now abwe I aat dcnm,' 



308. X. 

Theaa lettera are printed In parallel colnmna in all 
edltkma. Tom, to whom Suddlng'a Mtw la ad- 
draaaad, li poaiiUy Thomaa Caraw ; aee the dlalogne 
Vpom my tJufy CarHtU'i WMing, ate. 

309. (Ahswm). 

L 63. a wUom] 1638 ; Wi4om 1646. 1648. 

310. XI. 

L 11. Imu] HasUtt altered to fara ; bat tntri r m mm 
brtme* la probably Intended to be the antject. 
though the ae n tenco thereby li rendered very 
dnmqr. 

SI I. XII. 

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3M. XV. 

U. 15 ff. Dtar, oto.] Printed tlnn in the ewty edlttone : 

' Dear 1 fain would — and Imow no lilndrance 

— bat what mnat come from you — and — why 
■hould any cMne f The dasliea are probably 
intended to indicate the beat of Suckling's 
pAMioa : a multipUcity of each daahee, indicative 
pt high tragic ieeHng, diaagnre aU the eariy 
fvinted copiet of StwUiog'B playa. 

313. XVI. 

1.4. [S.] Either Beuiroarie or Baron Hill. See note 

on No. XIX. 
1. 6. Wtttk mmn] The early editlou have W^ek, MW, 

which eomewhat obecnrei the senae. 
XVII. 
1. 3. Wkat . . . print*** r\ Early editiou have What . . . 

Ikmt f D*m Print****. 
XVIII. 
1. 8. not hrint\ 1646, 1648 : not bring rii 1658. 

314. XIX. 

The ' two Excellent Siiten ' are probably thoae 
on the snb)ect of whom Suckling wrote the Unea 
* Bdieve't, jronng man '; and oos of them ti almoat 
certainly the 'dear princeae' of Letter XVI., as the 
alltMioiu to Walei tai that letter indicate, and, if eo, 
may further be identified with SnckUng's Aglanra. 
Baroa Hill, near Bcaunwrii, where the aistera were 
at tbia time, waa the leat of the Bnlkeley family, and 
had been buUt by Sir Richard Bulkeley, kt., of 
Cheadle and Bcaumarle, coostaUe of Beaomaria 
Caitlo. He died In 1621 ; hia ion. Sir Richard 
Bulkoloy, kt., of Beaumaris, died In 1635, and was 
sncceodcd by Richonl Bulkoley, esq., of Boauroarii, 
his son, who died unmarriod in March, 1639-40. 
The second Sir Richard married Anne, daughter of 
a Kentish knight. Sir Thomas WUford, and had by 
her, in addition to the son just montionod, two 
daughters, Uargaret and Anne. Margaret married 
John Bodychen ; Anne married, first, Henry Whyte, 
and, second, Robert Price, Usbop of Ferns and 
Lel^ilia i66o-«6. It is not at aU unlikely that 



SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

theM an th« rirtan addnMad by SucUbif . The 
d>t« of the letter may be fixed between the death 
of the Mcood Sir Rkurd.fai 1635. and of hie eon in 
1640. The alluaioB to tlie Lady ^ the Ifk it donbt- 
leM to the widowed Lady Bnlkdejr, vho mbeoqiMatljr 
married Sir Thomas Cheadle, kt^ who died in 1660. 
Histrew Thomas may reasaoably be identified with 
Blanch, dan^ter of Robert Coytmor, of Coytmor 
{? Coed Mawr),Cainarvooahire, who married Thomas 
BoUnley, brother of the second Sir Blobard. and 
was thmfore annt by roaniaga to the two slstecs. 
Thomas socceeded to Ms nephew's | gop< rty in 1640; 
and waa created VIeconnt Bnlkeley of Caahel In 
1643. It is impostlUe to MeaUfy B. W. on merdy 
general kno«iedge. ' Yonr oonsia D n chais ' intro- 
docea another prctblem : possiUy this ia Katharine, 
Dnchess of Buckingham, daughter of the sixth Ead 
of Rutland, and wHow of George VlUters; first Duke 
of Bocldngham. She married Randal Hacdoondl, 
Tnsconnt Dnnloce, and afterwards aeooad Bad and 
first Harqnen of Antrim, in 1633. See Oarendcn, 
Hit*. Rri>., bk. vlll. (ed. 1707, vol. IL, pp. 607. 617). 
tor her favoor with Charles I., and hla oplnioo that 
she had forgotten her first hndtand too eooa. Her 
second matrlage and aome temporary disgrace at 
Comt in conaeqmoce may be reisned to hare. 
Snckling waa connected with her by marriage, the 
mothers of the Duke of BncUniJuun and ct Anoe 
Bret, the second wife of Suckling's onda^ Lord 
Middlesex, being sister*. There is a pedigree of the 
Bolkdeyi in Ormerod'i Hittory of Cknkin, ed. 
HeU>y, 1882, iii. 638 : bat this, nnfortnnatriy, omits 
dates of maniages. The letter riiows Oat Snckling 
was acquainted with Baron Hill, and the magnificent 
view of the Snowdoolan range and the Henal Straits 
wUoh It conunands. 

1. 6. 11^ Lord of C ] This may refer to Jamea Hay, 

first Earl of Carlisle, husband of the lady whose 
charms Suckling and other poets odebrated. 
Lord Cariisle had much experience in foreiga 
embaasies. He died in 1636, which suits wdl 
with the poeslUe allusion to the Dncheae of 
Buckingham's aecond marriage^ and indicates 
the date of the letter as r635-36. 



NOTES ON LETTERS ^ 

314. L 15. mind . . . tadi$t} Barlr adlttons bava mimh-il 
MMT JroM&iH ym — LadU*. 

313. XX. 

Tbit lett«r Menu to be written to •wne of SncUliif's 
jrienda who bad gone to take the water* at Bath. 
' Coloaol Young ' !• no doubt Jack Youag, afterwards 
Sir John, whom Antu^ mentioaa as SuckUng'a com- 
panion on the road to Bath in 1637, and aa the victim 
<a a practical Joke at Hadborooe^ (Bra/ Livn, «d. 
ClarlE, 1898. a. 243 ff.). Aubrey {ibid., U. 13) telli 
the story that Young [Mid eighteenpence to have the 
inscriptioa cut over Ben Jooson's grave. ' Captain 
Pufi of Barton ' is evldenOy a nickname : there may 
be an inaccurata aOnsioo to * goodman Pull of Bar- 
•oa ' In 1 Hntry IV.. V., UL 93. 94. ' Monslenr da 
Granville ' may be a real name. The military tltka 
are, of coarse, Sockllag's hnmonns inventtcn of the 



316. XXII. 

Charles Suckling, to whom this letter la addieaied, 
was the yoongest son of Charles Suckling, asq., of 
Woodtoo in Loddon hundred, Norfolk, who was ludf* 
brother to the poet's father. He eventually married, 
and had four daughters. 
I. la. rid off] Early editions ridd of- 

317. 1. 33. infttMotuiy] infniotuly 1646. 

XXIII. 

Rrom the allusion to the Imperialists, it would 
seem that this letter was written by SucMing while 
he was serving with Hamilton's force under Gustavns 
AdolphuB. Tbe victory of Gnstavus at Brettenfeld, 
near Leipzig (17 September, 1631), is [u-obably 
referred to. It was computed that about half tlw 
Imperialist army were kUled or taken prisoners (sea 
account in Ctui^ndfi Mod. Hist., iv. 240). If this 
letter, as weU as No. XIX., was written to Aglanra, 
and if the passion ea[»essed is genuine, the dlfierenca 
In probiriale date shows that Suckling was capatde of 
a degree of constancy which, in his poems, ha feigned 
to disown. 
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4o8 SIR JOHN SUCKUNG 

3tS. XXV. 

1.3. tht womm ktn] Cf. the nuatico ol 'aoctbani 
be«itlM'liiNo.XXVII. Prolxbly Nob. XXIV, 
XXV., Mid XXVI. w«n writtaa torn Gtgmiaaj, 
u weU M XXIII. aod XXVII. 

319. xxvn. 

Thlt letter ww (rfnrioualjr writtan from Garmaay 
fa tbe winter of 1631-33. Tfao vlctary ovar TtUjr 
•t Breltnifdd tocdi place, m Rtready noted, 00 
17 September, 1631. Gostaw* entered Wflrzbnrg, 
on tile Hein. 00 la October. On 19 Hovember he 
left WOrsburf, and moved down the banks o< the 
Main in the direction ol the Rhine. Hetookllafau 
00 M December: aod en 8 Jannary, i63i-3S, 
Barnard ot Weimar toolc Mannheim. Dnrinf thlt 
time tiie EngUeh troopi^ mider tlie co mm a n d of 
Sir Alexander LbiU», afterwaida Bail of Leven, were 
ta Silesia, co^perattns witii the Elector of Saxony, 
whose army invaded Bohemia, and took Prafoe in 
November. Snckling was donbttcH with the rest 
of his coontrymen. He may have been present at 
Breitenfdd, where the Swedish and Saxon armies 
were eomtrfned agalnat Tilly ; bat he retnmed to 
EniJand before the battle of Llltias (16 November, 
163s), at whkh Gnstavtts died. 
XXVIII. 

It is possUde tiiat the nobleman to whom tide 
letter was addressed was Lvdns Csiy, second 
Viscoont Falktaod, who succeeded to his peerage in 
1633, aod was livli^ at Great Tew in scholaity retire- 
ment between 1634 and 1639. The passsge beginning 
'irtien I consider thst great scral of yours;' Is 
pecnliariy applicable to Falkland at this period, and 
the alludon to ' tiM cloistered schoolman's divinity ' 
is appropriate to thoee studies which Suckling 
touched Ughtiy in the Stuion of llu Po9tt, muA 
Clarmdon commemorated more seriously (see Hitt, 
Rib., bk. vil., v(4. il., pt. t, 1706, p. 33s). It nmy 
again be noted that the SttHon of Ou PooH was 
probably written in 1637. 
330. L sS. ctiot] Early editions OImm. See note on Brs*- 
nersA; tl., UL a6. In both pasinges Hastttt 



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NOTES ON LETTERS 4^9 

3SO. L 42. AM) imic*l 1646. 1658 ; m mhwA 1648. 

sat. I. 65. mm] MNMf 1648. 

n.87, »S.a$bta eopttM, etc.] SockUng*! K^ftltam ia 
•offideDtly apparent tat A flaw* ; mo nota 00 
II.t U. 41. Ilw Ukaneai between Aglaurm, in 
acane laapeeta, and Beaumont and Fletcher'B 
Mti^i Trofiy haa been remarkad alieadjr ; 
and phnuN Uka tha preaent recall Colaridge'a 
olten-repeated aliualona to what ba called the 
' iu^low extravagance of Bcanmoat and Fktchar'a 
altnMoyaUtm.' 

3U. XXIX. 

The title of thk letter declarci ita occaalon and 
purpoee. Henry Jermyn, member for Biuy St. 
Edmnnda in^he Long Parliameat, was created Baron 
Jarmyn at Oxford in 1643, and Earl of St. Albana 
ahortljr before the Raatoration. while he waa abroad 
with Chariea II. Implicated, Uka SuckUng. in the 
first Aimjr fdot of 1641, he fled abroad in hatte, 
dreaaed. as the Parliament noted in their compb^ts 
(Clarendan, Hia. JI#ft., book v., vol. U., pp. 331, 363), 
in m Mack 'SattinSni^ and whit* Boots.' HlainAii- 
ence with the Qnean and Court was great ; and tUa 
latter was olMoudy designed for the ayes of the 
King and Queen. It appears In this poaitioa in all 
adltkns oi the Fr^mmta Awtm, but waa published 
saparatdy hi quarto form in 1641, under the title, 
A I COPPY I OF I A LETTER ( FOUND IN THE 
I PRIVY 1X>DGE.|INGS AT WHITE-HALL. 
Haslitt reprinted the 4to tract, with a few varia- 
tions of tntt, in his edition of Suckling, and notes 
the existence of a French tranalation, incorporated 
in a French edition of BikoM BatitilU. 1649. This 
latter. In company with other of Suckling's proae 
works, may ba taken aa evidence of the more serious 
and thoughtful aide of hia character. The text of 
the early editions of the Fragmmla Ann* is re^o- 
duced here, and collated with HaxUtt's reprint, to 
which the varioua readings in the notes refer, unleas 
otherwise stated. 

1. 3. miu] miuU. 

U.9, 3. tktKfPKMioti. Mm] (Mr««^MlaMMabe;«Mii. 



410 SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

3*3. 1. 8. k$$) man. 

l.ii. htOkfoi'llumoMlfmq for Hi* moit pmi ktOk, 
n. II, ij. kcM istind ; 4tmi\ iutrti, mud 4mm. 
tt. ly i6. ctfUMy /cr » King] mmfy for tkt Ktrng. 

1. 16. ii at aO Mhm] «I ctf Hum U. 

1. 17. pmontl Him aimoit, 

1. 18. Ihatj U. 

L 31. ^iHioMNM] inuoetmojr (to alto I. 31). 
11. 93, 34. eon^dtrMg ,- m] amtidorabU, ami mo. 
1 34. in Comti in O* Omt. 
L 35. inetin«H if ineKntd to. 

jii^ipii dsoif$. 

n.a9.30. fktipMnfytMmi fMOmt. 

1.51. utawyf] « / wwy. 

Mf...b] (AM'ttMi...ara. 

1.33. «if AwKAf] iflMMiMlMte. 

1. 33. AiMMv /roM wftMMl Jbww of yom fM, from mlion t * 
fouecmo. 

1. 33. t^ Honiieur d« Rohan] uudthtDukot^tUbMo. 
Henri, princa 69 Uoo, and dnc da Rcliaii, the 
Huguenot general during the French dvil war 
of 1630-39, *^ *1>* eonqnevar of the Im- 
perialist army in the VattaUina (ifi33} He wai 
mortally wounded at the battle of Rhelnfdden, 
vrttera ha waa eervlng under Beraard <d Weimar, 
cm 38 Primary, 1637-38. The allurfon fa to 
a passage In the pcetece to a tract, tranriated 
Into English (1640) by H. H., under the title, 
' A Treatise of the Interest of the Princes and 
States of Chriatendoot^* In udikh the words mn 
thus: 'The Prince may deceive hlroselfe. Us 
CmmmU may be coirnpted, bat the faitaraat 
alooe can never tslle.' 

1.36. IkonloiMommu] OmofontofimdttaOii*. 

L 38. dNrftfttl] dfafa for. 

temmodily\ eo m mot HHo i. 
' 1.39. tho grtat inlor$tfi tlu inttrut. 

11. 39, 40. a union with hla people] At imiom ^ At 
Ptopk. 
333, 333, 1140,41. Ikg Seripttiro] AnMrently a 
of St. John vlU. 44 and I John lU. 8. 



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NOTES ON LETTERS 411 

323. II. 41, 4a. Hurt torn Awl tem tmif om] Omt had Imm 

out. 

U. 42. 43- fl /«A4^] /*A«^. 

1.43. Uflfair] Uttafakt. 

1. 43. £owMm'] Courttr. 

1. 47. 0/ (wr Kingi^ 0/ JiT^Nf*. 

1. 50. Tktr$ ar$\ Tktt 6m. 

1. 31. MM Mm] con (I. 

L 33. tvyof] Jbotf . 

L 53. my (AoJI MM] oi^ Oimtu. 

1.94. IforMlMnv] rt«rMf. 

1. 3S- i* Hi* btfinnit^} m btgitminf, 
IftafnvwM] AmwmM. 

1. 36. but not mktM] but MiUfi. 

1.57. Ii$i$} tbou. 
eotM\ would. 

1. 39. »fter foUom him) Tlw following putage, from th* 
1641 tract, U omltt«d In tlw Fnpimttm Aurta : 
For M C«to MM 0/ U« RonwiM Oty mnrt Kk$ 
timp», atd Hm way to Jrivo Ihtm wm in » fieeko, 
for if MM would h— oxtroMfmnt, all tho rt$t would 
follow ; toil will Am A«r«. /( will dtanly appoari, 
Mof mMW a« ^MN 9/ Oc'Scottith or English 
Acloun upon ii* ilagt art eontidorabU to IA$ 
grtat Body of England, but lb* Iking* Ikay undtr- 
talu, wAicA, dm* by anolkw hand and m) don* 
that lh*rt rtmaintt no fnlouti*, and kamt thorn 
whtr* Ihry wn and not much riton in watuo. 
Haslitt omitted the and before Immi, ttiM giving 
■ome conatrnctioo to thia cflocludiag ilip- 
■hod aentence, over which the printer e^dantly 
made aome mlatake. The alluaioD 4o Cato (the 
elder) ii from Plutarch : aee North's tranahmm, 
ed. Ronse, 1899, iv. 71 : ' He said also that the 
Romans were like a flock of sheep. For saitti 
he, as every vretber when he la alone, doth not 
obey the shepherd, but when they are all to- 
gether they one follow another for love of the 
foremost : even so are yon, for when you are 
together, you are all contented to be led 1^ the 
noses by sucb, whose counsel not k man alone of 
you would use in any privkta csnae of your own.' 

1. 6t. fil»t rtriU] tho right. 



4ia SIR JOHN SUCKUNG 

333. U. 61, 63. M CtuniMin Mmii\ mm ComfaiM mM. The 
qoottttka Is probably a frM mdorinc ol t 
maxliii whkh the edltar hw failed to Idaatify 
fan the woito of PhiUppe da Coiiunlit««. 

1. 65. A«M eommotiiy tt« ^ovw] JMm AU ^omt. 

L64. <br« iJMI MMuiAi] Ibr* fWHftftu. 

1. 70. Mon* — / M«M] MOM ,- /or HM miU thorn ikt 

ikMrMwMM ; / mmm. 

1. 71. Muff] HM. 

lkM(U«irf] HhMVJUdr. 
1. 73. Mfftrmui^ Mfftn mt . 



1.76. MM] 

1.77. )bU,«<A««IIU] iMd,A$. 
1. 79. /KrflUr] mtylarOtr. 

htU] kMkM»bmu. 

1. 80. DM}* /oOmv] iritf fcllom. 

1.81. MmI fMl tNtWJk CMMMff] MM* Mf MNK* CMMlM*n. 

1. 82. it U] 'Mm. 

wAm Ouy can] wAm ttf)*' 

1.83. KOM. Tkty] noni,andwmnid.»Mnat«itml;a»y, 
\. 1. 85. tMh tluU U] wkiU a U. 

1. 86. IkitUOu prutnt iteto] «Uf fa hw Ilk* ttaM. 

1. 88. IIU Ohmii] that ttu Qtmm. 

L 89. ttupidoiu} tiupitiom. 

1.93. dUurte] (Am^. 

L94. immim'] knom ktr and *n about itr. 

1. 96. <■ gnot QtiMH to orraw] a Qw o im m grtot to aimo. 

1. 98. Tkon .../or] BMidoi ...of, 

1. 99. tompotinf] eo mp ot a UUng. 
L 101. Ikint] thing tmon. 

1. 103. bmtiu . . . mini mmh] butisth . . . mind. 

L 104. whom] which. The sUusion to, of coone, to the 
Impeachment of Stimflord and Land. Strafford 
had been commlttad to the Tower on 11 No- 



1. 103. which it] nMek is a thing. 
1. 109. mor* gtntrot] gtmraU niolt. 
1. no. hy pmfHonliw] in parUaiior, 
I. III. bntyoi,if...fr»at] bnt,il.. 
n. 113, 113. ottfr to fiU fTMriir] othtr 
L 114. ffeoM] Ihno. 
L117. ^MlriimmtiJ MMtltn. 



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MM 

314. 1.190. to lM)lr«0 Jimiptw. 
1. ui. nlhm neoia 
L 131. «M«] pmtn*. 
1. 194. iMtify] And UuOy. 
1. 136. prHuM] Prinet kstk. The right nadtng ia 

U. 137. 138. in Hnuy . . ., King John, Edward\ in King 
Htmy . . . King John, and King Eimmrd. 
333. 1. 139. 0^ . . .go, aiy eomt] fiU Prine$$ . . . get, ll» 
fiofkeomt. 
n. tag, 13a into Iktk htm4*\ in tMf hmndi. 
L 133. eomi»dt\ eonttnit ail. 
n. 133, 133. at tktt pr$*ml\ for Ou frnttO. 
U- 133* t34- « to ^«Mfwl M prmirv. 
n* >34t 135- te ««M«r too fiwfiinUf] MMy net b$$ tot 



1. 135. m e imi from] nnWi of. 

1. 136. rieJbwM and fiint\ Hitaio attd foil. 

1.137. MCw] bMftw/. 

1. 139. Optnlnitry] Opit^oniHrio. 

1. 140. « MM miaify mAQ a wUnouoi. 
339. XXX. 

Thl3 and the xsmaiolag Istten focm the additional 
pnoB mattar which appeared for the fiitt time In 
the third edltioa of Fragmontm Anr»a (1638). and 
waa printed in anbaeqneat editiona. The pneeat 
letter waa probably written early in 1639, alter the 
■boUtloa of Epiaoopacy and the Court of High 
Commiaaioo by the General Aaaembly, and dnriog 
tile pnparationa foe the firtt Biibopa* War. Sock- 
Ung had probably known Sir Alexander LeaUe, 
afterwaxda the victor of Neivbani, during tlie Thirty 
Yean War (aee Letter XXVU.) : and thla letter. If 
It la addreaNd to a real coneapoodent, mi^ have 
been addreaaed to him. LeaUe, liowever, did not 
receive hla peerage till 1641. The Scottlah In- 
varioQ of England, vrtilch waa anppoaed to be Im- 
pending, did not take jdace ttD Angnat, 1640. The 
date of thla letter la abo tiiat of Noa. XXXI. and 
XXXU. : and Noa. 3CXX. and XXXI. moat be 
taken aa co m plemeotaiy to each other. See note 
00 No. XXXI. 
1. 9. «v§ning tiadom] Cf. the nae of the aame metaphor 
InLetterVI. 



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SIR JOHN SUCKUNG 



319. n. I), 14. ^ Miiituul-MiMhir*-iiun't uevrUf] Soom 
pmrMb or local cwtom may b« tlloilad to. 
But ponlbly SuckliDg It manly referrinf to ths 
heavmljr i)rotectioa,vrfilch, according to tradftiaii, 
wai voacnsaled to tlw * gnuded mount,' u to its 
par«at moaaitary oS the Normao eouL 

U. 15. 16. Wilktrinflvm' md Homari^ Mtafw] Tlw 
Unddringtou wen one of the oMeet faroiUea 
irf Northumberiaod. WilUam Wlddringtoo, 
knighted In 1643, and created Baroo 'WddringtOB 
o( Blankney, co. Lincoln, In 1643, was an active 
RojraUet. Ho was moctally wounded at the 
battle of Wigan, 1631 ; aee OarendOB, HiH. 
Rtb., book xlU. (vol. Hi., 1706, part a, pp. 404, 
405). VnddrfngtoD Cattle Uee about mld-wajr 
betwMO Watkworth and Morpeth. The Howard 
eatatee lay In Camberiaod. Maworth Caatle. 
near the eaaten border of the connty, belonged 
in 1638-39 to Lord WttUam Hoiirard,thelaniom 
' Bdted mil.' «4io died there OQ 9 October, 1640. 
&eyttoke Cutis, near Pearittit was the p roper t y 
of hla nephew, Thoouu^ Bad of Amndet and 
Snrrey. Both castles had coma Into tiie poasti 
sion of the Howards by the marriages of Lord 
miUam and his ddeet brother irith two riaten^ 
co-helreHee of the last Lord Daore of GUalaad. 

n. Mt 17. AUmmaM / my Lord M ] Theee 

namee cannot be falentlfied with certainty. The 
Bad <rf Uoatrose did not openly deaert the 
Covenant nntU 1641 ; bnt there may have boon 
some mmoor of an attempt on his part to bay 
ofihisalllea. 

1. 31. hoOi Byk 1658. 

330. XXXI. 

This latter may be read in two ways. (>) It may 
be a genuine answer to Suckling from his con*- 
spondent of Na XXX., to which letter it obviously 
refers. Tbe address, * Good Mr. AlderoMn,' repeated 
below, but abandoned in the subsequent allusion to 
' our (4d friend,' It a reference to the anonymons 
aUeiman's diagnosis of the -situation, with iriikb 
Suckling In the main agreed. The shnile of the beea 
Is referred to as Suckling'^ and the alderman waa 



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NOTES ON LETTERS 415 

MM 

in no my tMpaiuUde for it. (3) It nwy tw an 
imagiiuttlvs compodtiim ol SncUbig's own, in wUch 
cue theie cu be hardly uy donbt bat tliat 
No. XXX. li oa tlw Kunfl tootinc, aJid tlist both 
were written as a kind of tract to show the two ttAta 
at ttie qoertioa from one pidnt of view. It may bo 
argued tlutt the tone erf the first and last paragraplu, 
eqiecial^ of the last, is ironical rather than openly 
cynical, and therefore li hit and not his cotrespon- 
(lent's. The allosioa to the Court of High Conunia- 
sion would bo consonant with either theory. If tlie 
letter is gennine, tliere would be good reascn for with- 
holding its publication till a date twelve or thirteen 
years later tlian the first edition of the FrafmnU» 
Aunm, But the second thewy Is the more likely, 
and the tooe of tite next letter trads to corroborate H. 

3$l. XXXII. 

This may again be m Aort poUtkal tract couched 

in the form of a letter to an imaginary correspondent. 

Haalltt ccdiatad it with a copy among the Ashmoleaa 

USS., and notes one or two variations. For the 

date, see note on Na XXX. 

ISJtSit. VL 1^19. A KntfvrmKint'i The aUnslon is to the 

title of Beanmoat and Fletcher'a w«U-known ptey. 

332. n. 99, 30. Nemo oogitur, ale.] Tlie quotation la from 

an edict tA Theodork to the Jews tai Genoa, 

Casslodorus, Vmiamm, li. 27 : ' Religioaem im- 

peran non poasnmus, quia nemo cogitnr ut 

credat invitus.' 

1. 33. mmM} HasUtt printed tMutd, from HS. Ashmole. 

L 38. LtiUy] Sir Alexander Lertie, lord-general of the 

Scottish forces : aee notooo Ho. XXX. He had 

served for thirty years in the Swedish army, and 

had taken an active part in the campaigns of the 

Thirty Years War during t^a Ufa and after the 

death of Gustavus Adolf^us. 

L 47. M* b$MU) SncfcUng was probably thinking of 

Ps. Ixxx, 13. 

XXXIII. 

Written, with the two letters fidhming, by Snck- 
Ung during the Scottish campaign of Jnne^ 1639, 
which coded hi the Pacification of Berwick oa 



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4l6 SIR JOHN SUCKLING 

t8 Jiui«. ChulM I. and Ui wmy wtn at the BlAi, 
. near Berwick, on s JoMi irtiUa Lfldk wu at Dum 
Law. Thli letter wae probaUjr written m or verf 
■ooQ after 5 Jane. SnekUiig^ appeannee in thle 
war wu a sDb)ect of amwement to hia cantem- 
porarlM, according to Aabrejr {Britf Um*. ed. Clark, 
> U. 241, 143). 'Anno Domini 163 — , irtteo the 

expedltloQ wae into Scotland, ^ John Sncklini^ 
at his own* chardge^ rayaed a troope of 100 very 
bandaooM young proper men, whom he dad In 
Tdiito dottbletta and acarlett btsechea, and aeailet 
coatee^ hatta, and . . . feathera, well honed, and 
armed. They any 'twaa ooe of the Aneat aigfata in 
tiioeo dayea. Bnt Sir John Henla made a hunpooa 
of It:... 

' Ilia kdlM apM*d tiM wtadan to ••• 
80 taa and |oodlr • alght-a,' fto. 

I tUnke the lampoon aayea he made an faigtotlooa 
flhardge agafaut the Scotta.' 

333. 1. 3. SkalMp$m$\ See t H§my IV^ m.. i. 98 Jf. 'See 
how tUa ilvMr ocnwa me craoUag In.' eto. The 
rim In Shaha^eare waa not the Tweed, bnt the 
Trnit; and, irtien SncUIng aaei the word 
'■ nanttet,' be la thinking ol the original ' canOe.* 

333. 1. 13. Ih* Lorit CoMwmifrs' Mftrtl The gemral tenonr 
of the lettera to the lOng'a three genenli, the 
Baria of Eiae:^ Amndd, and HoOud, la given 
by CUrendoo, bocA iL (toL i. 1703, part L, 
pp. 119, lao). 

XXXIV. 

The only milltaty operation in thla eapedltioa waa 
Lord HoUand'a advance to Dona and haaty retreat 
to BOTwick. ClarendoQ (n. (., p. tii) co mm anta 
on Chariea'a ^iproval ol'tfaa retreat, and the abaence 
of hoatiUtiea on either aide : hia judgment fa that 
Chaitei, by aimpfy ehowlng the Scola hia army, 
would have gained their aubmladaa, '11 he had but 
Sate atlU. and been Conatant to h^ own Intareat, 
and poaitlve in Xtatjriog their Inaolent Domaada.' 

XXXV. 

The Padficatkn of Berwick waa dgned on tS Jnna^ 
1639. 'An Agreement,' aaya Oarandao (MA, 



NOTES ON LETTERS 417 

p. lai), ' wu nude, if tlwt can b« cmll'd tn Agre^ 

ment In which no body mraat yAut others bdlav'd 

be did : " Tha Amiei wen to be dtatModed : an Act 

of ObUvion pMi'd : the Kinf's Forte and Caetlet to 

be reitorad ; and an AaeemUy and Padiamant to 

be call'd f^ a full Settlement ; no penoiu reaerv'd 

for Justice, becauH no Fault liad been committed." ' . 

TUs letter was written while the negotlaticiu wero 

in profress. 

1, 5. Mr. DM$nmnfi Barbmey pt^ont) Tbe nsoal soorcea 

of anecdote with regiard to D'Avenant, who bad 

been poet laureate since 1637, are silent as to 

this form <rf hla yersatUitir. D'Avenant was a 

cmutant favourite with Henrietta Harla, and 

In 1646 carried to Charlsa at Newcastle-oo-Tyna 

the letter In which she attempted to Induce him 

to abandon the Church of Bngland. 

934. XXXVI. 

Elisabeth, QiunteM at Kent, was dtuightar and 
GO-heliMS to Gilbert Talbot, seventh Bad of Shrews* 
bury. She married Henry Gray, seventh Eari of 
Kent, who died In 1639. She was s^d to have 
married as bar sacood husband Jdin Salden, wlw> 
was soUdtor and steward to the Eari of Kent. Sae 
Aubrey, BrUf Livtt (ed. Clark, H. aso), who cidls 
her ' an Ingealoaa woman,' and talk us <L 133 ff.) 
that Samuel Butler, the author of HuiKbrat, waited 
on her for tome years, and attracted tha attention 
of Salden. She died 7 December. 1651, leaving bar 
estata to Selden, who survived har for stHne three 
years. Aubrey (U. 321) says that ' ha never owned 
the mailaga ... till after ber death, upon some lawe 
account. Ha never kept any servant pacuUar, but 
my ladle's ware all at bis command ; be lived with 
her fai Atdilmt CmmttHiei* (White Fryers), wbldi 
was, before the conOagration. a noMe dwelling.' It 
seems highly probable that Uie prasast latter is 
addramed to Seldan ; if so, the data mast Ua between 
1639-431 *>>d Selden's axeeators may have allowed 
its taicorporatioa among the additional letters ot 
1638. For Lady Kant's pnUisbed work, of an on* 
important Und, see har Ufa in Ditt. Nmt. Biog^ 
nU. 181. 



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4i8 SIR JOHN SUCKUNG 

3SS. U.lftM, mMfortU^,i.te.] Slukaspean nien to titan 
two mMotnga of comoti : jilitu Cmtar, II, U^ 
go, 31 : Timmof Allisna. IV^ iii.. ioa-iio.Stick- 
Ung may have had tbeao pun^M tat Ui ntaid. 

XXXVII. 

It ti poMlUa that thk may bo written to tita ' two 
•xcdieot ritUn' of Na XIX., aad that 'Uia- 
troM T.' majr bo ' Mlrttow Thomaa ' of that I«tt«r. 
Tho allniioat am too obocttn to ba flxod witit aay 
cartainty ; bat Snckliag appaara to hava ncoivad a 
lattar from tha ladtoa In Ueroglypfafe or cipher, and 
to letnm this answer to It. 

1. 3. « iti4e$ «/ 0iMm Gcrbiuhik»'t] An ima(fauuy 

aotborlty. HasUtt aUared 0mm to Kimi with- 
out apparent leaaon. 

1. 4. Hu «0fOMi) Thla aeema to bo eqnlvalaot to ' the 

cornet,' and to nfei to SnckUng'B poeitkin aa a 
cavalry officer. Cf. the fonn 'coraiel' for 
'cokniel,' which occura ao often tat Br^mmontt. 
Neither ' coraiel ' nor ' coronet * have any 
reference to the tme dwtvatlon of the word* ot 
which they am cormpttona. If ' coronet ' meau 
this, this latter wae probably written daring the 
ScottWt OEpedition. 

1. 8. Sttntmy C0O*] Sir Jtdu Col^ Secretary of State 
1623-39 ; ' a man of gnvi^, who never had 
qniokneee from his Cradle ; who lov'd the Church 
well Mough aa It was twenty years before ; and 
understood notltlng that had been done tat Stai- 
UHd, and thought that nothing that was, or 
coolcTbe done Uteres was worth such a Journey 
aa the Ktaig had put himsdf to ' (dareadca, 
book 11., vol. 1., part 1., p. las). Coki% who was 
then tat hla aeventy-aixth year, was made the 
acapegoat for the Injury dona to the King's 
cause liy tha Treaty ot Batwlek, and was dis- 
missed from office. He died In 1644. 

1. 10, /ffww-cadir] a atr o l oge r . 

1. IS. mkst B$m w me n t satO See Francis Beaumont's 
Unes on 7JU BnminmliM cf HU MittntM- Pm- 
tteHom, 11. ai-23 (Chalmers, fug. t^oaU, 1810, 
vol. vl., pp. 1B7, 188) ; ' Or hadst titon worth 
wrapt in a rlvell'd sktat, Twon Is 



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NOISS ON LETTERS 419 

dtmt go in To And it out }* At nawl, StwUlns 



335. L M. MUIr*t» ZMiM't] Tha MvOodm to tUi lady, to 
Hiitran T., And Hr. H., appear to be undiwover- 
aUe, in the abience of any certain duet. Tbe 
meaiiinf of the whole paaaage it obecnre ; bnt 
ooa may coajactvra tbat the ' facea ' mentioaed 
were cailcatnrea of Histreta IMana and lUa- 
treia T^ enctoeed In the lettar. Vaadyck waa 
In England In 1639 ; he went abroad in 1640, 
and, whan be retimed, Suckling had fled tram 
tbe country. 
S36. XXXIX. 

1. a. Motmtttn9t\ Poedbly an aUualon to tbe diagraced 
knight in Fletcher'a KnifU of M«Ua (written 
probaUy in conjunctiaa with Uaaainger and 
another). Suckling writea in a apirit ^ dejec- 
tion ; and it la conceivable that thia letter, which 
Haslitt conjectured to be addreeaed to Aglanra, 
may have been aent home after hla flight abroad. 
XL. 

TUa letter, aa tbe text ehowa, la ad dr eeaed to 
Tbomaa Carew. Tbe allusiona are all ol a trivial 
nature ; and moat that may be gathered from thera 
la that Carew had been to Bath for hia health, and 
waa now ataylng wHh Ua friend Carew Ralegh «t 
Weet Horatey, between Guildford and Uatherhead. 
Mr. ^^ncent baa some remarka on Carew'a lUneaa 
(Carew'a Poema, in Uuaea' lihngy, Introd.. pp. xxxi- 
xxxUl), and on Ue friendahip with Carew Rak^ 
{ibid., p. 144). Among Howdl'a Mten ia a long one 
to Raiegb on the aubiect of Sir Walter Raiegh'a 
voyage to Guiana {Epp. Ho.-El., U. 61, «d. Jacoba, 
P- 479 ff-) • Howdl'a brother Tbomaa, afterwarda 
Biibc^ of Briatol, waa rector <rf Weat Horaley at 
one tlnM (fW., p. 342, and note), and Howell may 
have met Ralegh in this way. Btom Carew^ poema 
H la poaaible to conjectnn that the Connteaeea may 
be lady Carlisle and Lady Angleaey ; but we have 
no proof of thla. Carew iq^Maia to have been in 
Sco t land doing the expeditloa of 1639, poaaibly In 
SneUing'a troop. See hia llnee To my Primd C. N. 
fnm Wrtu (Poema, m.i., p. 130). 



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4» Sm JOHN SUCKLING 

337- 1> 94. Gr td M m ] Tha iwm« of » oolovr, mppunaOy 
oqnlvaleat to pi* i» Uit~-is^ iunn givy. See 
Drjrden, Tk» Ftomm mmd lk» l»»f. 1. 343, 
where the form ia 'frkleUn.' Mine qootoe 
ThomM KUbgnw, Tk* Panom'i Wtiding, 
II., UL: 'hk km (Lord hdp mI) bides Uka 
my iradaliiw pettlMst* The oakmn '(nde- 
' Una and irm tiiiMi ' u« ben ajmboUcal td 



339. Am AccooMr, axe. 

ABfacejr, Bfii/ U*m, U. X49-44, tdk tiia atatj 
of Sticklfa)('a Jonrnay to Batt In 1637 with Davanaat 
and Jack Yowig, *^ Jdm came Uka a young 
prince for all manner of aqntpafe and cooradence, 
and Sir W. Davenant toid me that he had a cart- 
load of bookea eattfad downe, and twaa there, at 
Batti, that ha writt the ttttle tract in Us bocAe 
abont Sodnianlem. Twaa aa pleaMut a Jonmey aa ' 
aver men had ; hi tha heJghth of a long peace and 
liuniry, and ht the vaniaon aeaion.' Thay qieat the 
aaccod nl^t at Hadboroo^ ; ware ' noUjr -enter* 
tained ' 1^ Sir Edward Baynton tot aeveni dqra at 
Bromham Howe, betwaen Chippen h am aadDevina^ 
and then went for a wedi to Robert Dnvenant'a 
rectory of Wait Kington, on tiie edge of VmtaUra and 
Gk m ceaten h lret aonth of Bad m i n ton. Aabray added 
a memoraodnm :' Paracn Robert Davenant has told 
ma that that tract abont SodnJanlie waa wrttt 
on Oie taMa In the parloor of tiia panawga at Wert 
Kington.* For Sodniankm In England, sob notea 
on 7A« SnHom «/ lib Pottt and on the Haee to John 
Halea. The Bari oi Doiaet waa Sir Edward Sack- 
vlUe, fourth Eari (d. 1633). iriioaa eon. the Bftfc 
Earl, waa married to Snddlng'a conafai, Ftanoea 
Cranfield. Her father, tii« Eari of Iftddleaex. la 
mentlonfld in SnckUng'a pnfaoe. Hadttt notea 
that a HS. of tbia eeeay la among tiM pnblio racorda. 
Tba motto la taken from Lncrrt i ni, t. laio. Tha 
diacovna givea amjda proof td SookUng'a wide 
reading, and Ua genani, thoogh not alwaya nccomte^ 
knovrtrdgo of Greek and Lathi Uteratura. A few 
varlationa occurring In tiw text of 1638 are given 
hcce, but otherwiao tiiera is BoUdng tai the dtKoorsa 



NOTES ON LETTERS. ETC 411 

which calls for Annotatioa of tba typa which the 
letton damud. Tha languaga thron^ioiit it Aifn- 
teriy ctaw aod penpknoat ; and the place co n tiA n 
no aniMioiit which bear either aa SnckUng'a Ufa or 
liia Uatocy of hii time. The greater nnmber of the 
refereocea to c latdcal and other authon la the 
pam^det are made wmoriltr, and appanntly la 
moit caaea at aecoad hand.- 

543. DncouBtB. 

. katk] kU 1658. 



347.1- 



186. totkslin //1638. 
306. tn-btiitf$] in-h^i*int* 1638. 
351. Vmvtru] VnmnHy 1658, 
380. • kUdtm) tm MUm 163S. 



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