Act. 2. Scaen. 9.
'Tis as we wisht, dear Lady; O this blest hour!
Away with 'um immediately, let 'um be sent to prison straight.
What means this rudeness? I under∣stand not this incivility.
Ungratious children, ye have poy∣soned a most vertuous Souldier here.
I poysoned? what d'ye mean?
Away with 'um I say, they shall •inde another place to answer for't.
Hei ho! what pitty 'tis.
Captain, prithee away with these two impertinences; since you must dye, let's have a parting cup for shame.
But thou art turn'd Apostate.
I did but fain all this; I'm as very a Rogue as ever I was.
Thou speakst righteously, we will not make a dry farwel on't. Widow. I have some business with these two; shall I desire privacy a little while?
Fare ye well. Mr. Cutter, you can speak comfortably to him: I'll see you a∣gain anon. Oh the wickedness of these worldlings! Come Tabitha.
The Doctor says, I shall dye with∣out pain; therefore my sparks of Asia, let's be merry for a while. Boy, fetch some wine and an hour-glass.
An hour-glass! what emblem shall we have? bring a sithe too; and this same lean, greedy, hungry Poet, shall act Time here.
Well said my little Pawn. So, thus I'll husband my time. According to my Emperick's computation I am to live an hour; half which I do allot to drink with you, a quarter to settle some business; and the rest to good medit•tions and repentance. How like ye this my gallants?
Most Logically divided; never Scholer divided mess better.
How it sparkles! Never be drunk again? My Homer junior, have at thee; this will string up thy Muse: rejoyce young frog of Hellic•n.
No, rather let me weep, drop briny tears, Till I like Niobe —
There's a piece of her sticks in his throat still, drink it down Dogrel.
Do, for when I am once gone, ye must e'en like Mahumetans, count wine a thing forbidden.
Why dost thou frown, thou arrant Clown &c.
One man o' mine,
Two men o' mine,
Three men o' mine,
And a man o' mine,
Hei brave boys! now, Cutter, thou Page [unnumbered] art a pretious Puritan.
And thou a puissant Captain. Some wou'd ha' pin'd, and kept a quarter, and howl'd at their death, and ha' been more froward and troublesome then a Citizens wife when she takes Physick. This is true valour.
Sure he has dy'd before, he's so ex∣pert at it.