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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 Excerpt: ...Martino, to talk of horsing So openly before young married couples thus? Mar. It does concern the commonwealth, and me, And you, master, and all: the thieves are taken. Martia. What say'st, Martino? Mar. La,1 here's commonwealth's-men! The man of art, master, that cupp'd your eyes, Is proVd an arrant rascal; and his man, 440 That drew my tooth, an excellent purse-drawer--I felt no pain in that, it went insensibly. Such notable villanies confess'd! Bran. Stop there, sir: We will have time for them.--Come, gentlefolks, Take a slight meal with us: but the best cheer Is perfect joy, and that we wish all here.1 Ric. Stay, stay, sir; I'm as hungry of my widow, As you can be upon your maid, believe it; But we must come to our desires in order; There's duties to be paid ere we go further.--450 He that without your likings leaves this place, Is like one falls to meat and forgets grace; And that's not handsome, trust me, no: Our rights being paid, and your loves understood, My widow and my meat then does me good.--I ha' no money, wench, I told thee true,--For my report, pray let her hear't from you. Exeunt omnes. 1 Here old ed. gives the stage-direction "Exeunt," and Ricardo'sspcech (printed on another page) is headed "Epilogue." ANYTHING FOR A QUIET LIFE. Any Thing For A Quiet Life. A Comedy, Formerly Acted at Black-Fryers, by His late Majesties Servants. Never before Printed. Written by Tho. Middlelon, Cent. London: Printed by Tho. Johnson for Francis Kirkman, and Henry Marsh, and are to be sold at the Princes Arms in Chancery-Lane. 1662. 4to. The play Is printed for the most part as prose in the old edition. PROLOGUE. Howe'er th' intents and appetites of men Are different as their faces, how and when T' employ their actions, yet all without str...
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