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By John Dryden

Kept ladies, comedian clerics, and political schemers liven up the 4 performs during this quantity of the California Dryden. Dryden asserted that The variety Keeper was once an ethical play, devoted to exposing the "crying sin" of retaining a mistress. The creation was once closed after 3 nights, yet even if end result of the play's good fortune in moralizing, or in exposing, is difficult to know.

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Dub, a dub, dub; Tan ta ra ra ra. input Limberham. Lim. How now, Bully Brainsick! What, upon the Tan ta ra, via yourself? mind. Clangor, Taratanlara, Murmur. Lim. Commend me to sincere Lingua Franca. Why, this can be one hundred twenty adequate to stun a Christian, together with your Hebrew, and your Greek, and such like Latin. mind. Out, lack of understanding! Lim. Then lack of expertise, by means of your go away; for i need to input. mind. Why in such haste? the Fortune of Greece relies no longer on't. Lim. yet Pug's Fortune does: that is costlier to me than Greece, and sweeter than Ambergrise. mind. You'l now not locate her the following. Come, you're jealous: you are 127 Ambergrise] Ambergrise Qi-2, F, D. eighty one hundred thirty one hundred forty one hundred fifty one hundred sixty the sort Keeper V,i haunted with a raging Fiend, that robs you of your candy repose. Lim. Nay, and also you are on your Perbole's back! glance you, 'tis Pug is jealous of her Jewels: she has left the major of her cupboard in the back of; and has desir'cl me to carry it again to her. mind. (Aside) negative idiot! he little thinks she's the following ahead of him! good, this pretence won't ever move on me; for I dive deeper into your affairs: you're jealous. yet, instead of my Soul shou'd be concern'd for a intercourse so insignificant, Ha! the Gods! If i presumed my right spouse have been now inside of, and prostituting all her Treasures to the lawless love of an Adulterer, I wou'd stand as intrepid, as company, and as unmov'd, because the Statue of a Roman Gladiator. Lim. (In an identical tone) Of a Roman Gladiator! Now are you as mad as a March Hare; yet i'm in haste, to come to Pug: but, by way of your favour, i'll first safe the cupboard. mind. No, you want to now not. Lim. must never? what, would possibly not a guy come through you, to appear upon his personal items and Chattels, in his personal Chamber? mind. No: with this Sabre, I defie the Destinies, and dam up the passage w r ith my individual; like a rugged Rock, oppos'd opposed to the roaring of the boisterous Billows. Your jealousie shall haven't any direction via me, notwithstanding Potentates and Princes Lim. Prithee what have we to do with Potentates and Princes? Will you allow your Troping, and enable me cross? mind. you may have your utmost resolution. Lim. If this Maggot chew a bit deeper, we will have you ever a Citizen of Bel'lem but e're Dog-days. good, I say little; yet i will [Exit. inform Pug on't. mind. She understands it already, by means of your favour. [Knocking. Sound a Retreat, you lusty fanatics, or the Enemy will cost you within the Flank, with a clean Reserve: March off, march off upon the Spur, e're he can achieve you. input Woodall. 133-134 (Aside) terrible . . . him! ] terrible . . . him! Qi-2, F, D. one hundred forty Gladiator] Gladiator Qi-2, F, D. 141 Of a Roman Gladiator^ O£ a Roman Gladiator Qi-2, F, D. 147 Sabre] Sabre Qi-g, F, D. V,i a hundred and seventy a hundred and eighty a hundred ninety the sort Keeper eighty one wooden. How now, Baron Tell-clock, is the passage transparent? mind. transparent as a degree, with out Hills or Woods, and void of Ambuscade. wooden. yet Limberham will go back instantly, whilst he reveals no longer his Mistress the place he inspiration he left her. mind. Friendship, which has performed a lot, will but do extra. (Shows a Key. ] With this Passe par tout, i'll immediately behavior her to my very own Chamber, that she might out-face the Keeper she has been there; and, whilst my spouse returns, who's my Slave, i'll lay my Conjugal instructions upon her, to verify, they've been all this time jointly.

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