Ben Jonson

The Alchemist

    Moulibrata Sarkarcompartió una citahace 4 años
    Obviously Jonson was brave, combative, and not averse to talking of himself and his doings.
    In 1592, Jonson returned from abroad penniless.
    Leonie Stoffercompartió una citael año pasado
    An old man's gravity, or strict canon, think
    What a young wife and a good brain may do;
    Stretch age's truth sometimes, and crack it too.
    Speak for thy self, knave."
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    That master
    That had received such happiness by a servant,
    In such a widow, and with so much wealth,
    Were very ungrateful, if he would not be
    A little indulgent to that servant's wit,
    And help his fortune, though with some small strain
    Of his own candour.
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    KAS. Yes, an thou canst take tobacco and drink, old boy,
    I'll give her five hundred pound more to her marriage,
    Than her own state.
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    KAS. 'Slight, I must love him! I cannot choose, i'faith,
    An I should be hang'd for't! Suster, I protest,
    I honour thee for this match
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    KAS. Come on, you ewe, you have match'd most sweetly,
    have you not?
    Did not I say, I would never have you tupp'd
    But by a dubb'd boy, to make you a lady-tom?
    'Slight, you are a mammet! O, I could touse you, now.
    Death, mun' you marry, with a pox!
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    ANA. I am strong,
    And will stand up, well girt, against an host
    That threaten Gad in exile.
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    LOVE. Mine earnest vehement botcher,
    And deacon also, I cannot dispute with you:
    But if you get you not away the sooner,
    I shall confute you with a cudgel.
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    ANA. I do defy
    The wicked Mammon, so do all the brethren,
    Thou profane man! I ask thee with what conscience
    Thou canst advance that idol against us,
    That have the seal? were not the shillings number'd,
    That made the pounds; were not the pounds told out,
    Upon the second day of the fourth week,
    In the eighth month, upon the table dormant,
    The year of the last patience of the saints,
    Six hundred and ten?
    Leonie Stoffercompartió una citael año pasado
    ANA. To bear away the portion of the righteous
    Out of this den of thieves.
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    FACE. If I can hear of him, sir, I'll bring you word,
    Unto your lodging; for in troth, they were strangers
    To me, I thought them honest as my self, sir.
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    LOVE. Sir, I can take no knowledge
    That they are yours, but by public means.
    If you can bring certificate that you were gull'd of them,
    Or any formal writ out of a court,
    That you did cozen your self, I will not hold them.
    Leonie Stoffercompartió una citael año pasado
    SUB. The fish-wives' rings, I think,
    Leonie Stoffercompartió una citael año pasado
    SUB. He cannot yet, he is not ready. Dear Dol,
    Cozen her of all thou canst. To deceive him
    Is no deceit, but justice, that would break
    Such an inextricable tie as ours was.
    Leonie Stoffercompartió una citael año pasado
    SUB. My fine flitter-mouse,
    My bird o' the night! we'll tickle it at the Pigeons,
    When we have all, and may unlock the trunks,
    And say, this's mine, and thine; and thine, and mine.
    [THEY KISS.]
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    SUB. There's a kind aunt! kiss her departing part.—
    But you must sell your forty mark a year, now.
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    But come, and see me often. I may chance
    To leave him three or four hundred chests of treasure,
    And some twelve thousand acres of fairy land,
    If he game well and comely with good gamesters.
    Leonie Stoffercompartió una citael año pasado
    Nor play with costarmongers, at mum-chance, tray-trip,
    God make you rich; (when as your aunt has done it);
    But keep
    The gallant'st company, and the best games—
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    DOL. Nor break his fast
    In Heaven and Hell.
    Leonie Stoffercompartió una citael año pasado
    DOL. Let me now stroak that head.
    "Much, nephew, shalt thou win, much shalt thou spend,
    Much shalt thou give away, much shalt thou lend."
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