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Enter VELLUM, and Sir GEORGE in

his Conjurer's habit.

VEL L U M. I will introduce this profound person to yourLadyship, and then leave him with you-Sir, this is her ho-nour.

Sir GEORGE. I know it well.

[Exit Vellun. Afde, walking in a musing pasture. That dear woman! the sight of her unmans me. I could weep for tenderness, did not I, at the same time, feel an indignation rise in me, to see that wretch with her : And yet I cannot but smile to see her in the company of her first and second husband at the same time.

L A D Y. Mr. Tinsel, do you speak to him, you are used to the company of men of learning.

TINSE L. Old gentleman, thou doft not look like an inhabitant of this world; I suppofe thou art lately come down from the stars. Pray what news is stirring in the Zodiac

News that ought to make the heart of a coward
tremble. Mars is now entering into the first house, and
will shortly appear in all his domal dignities.-ii

Mars ? prythee, father grey-beard, explain thyself.

The entrance of Mars into his house, portends the
entrance of a master into this family, and that soon.

TINSE L. D'ye hear that, widow? The stars have cut me out for thy husband, this house is to have a master, and that soon-Hark thee, old Gadbury, is not Mars very like a young fellow called Tom Tinsel?


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Sir GEORG E. Not so much as Venus is like this Lady.

TINSEL A word in your ear, Doctor; these two planets will be in conjunction by and by; I can tell you that.

Sir GEORGE. Afde, walking disturbed.} Curse on this impertinent fop! I shall scarce forbear discovering myself-Madam, I am told that your house is visited with strange noises.

L AD Y And I am told that you can quiet them. I must con-. fess I had a curiosity. to see the person I had heard so much of; and indeed, your aspect shows that you have had much experience in the world. You must be a vea. ry aged man.

Sir GEORG E. My aspect deceives you ; what do you think is my real age ?

TINSEL. I should guess thee within three years of Methuselab. Prythee tell me, was not thou born before the flood

LADY. Truly I should guess you to be in your second or third century. I warrant you, you have great grandchildren with beards of a foot long.

Sir GEORG E. Ha, ha, ha! if there be truth in man, I was but five and thirty last Auguft. O! the study of the occult scia ences makes a man's beard


faster than you would imagine.

L A D Y.. What an escape you have had, Mr. Tinsel, that you were not bred' a scholar!

TINSEL And so I fancy, doctor, thou think'st me an illiterate fellow, because I have a smooth-chin


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Sir, a word in your ear.

You are a coxcomb by all the rules of physiognomy; but let that be a secret between you and me. [Afide to Tinfel.

L A D Y.
Pray, Mr. Tinsel, what is it the Doctor whispers

Only a compliment, child, upon two or three of my
features. It does not Become ine to repeat it.

L A D Y.
Pray, Doctor, examine this gentleman's face, and tell
me his fortune.

If I may

believe the lines of his face, he likes it better than I do, or -than you do, fair Lady.

Widow, I hope now thou'rt convinc'd he's a cheat.

For iny part I believe he's a witch-goon, Doctor:

He will be cross'd in love ; and that soon.

Pr'ythee, Dodor, tell us the truth. Doft not thou
five in Moor-Fields ?

Take my

word for it, thou shalt never live in my Lady Truman's manfion-house.

T INSE L. Pray, old gentleman, haft thou never been pluck'd by the beard when thou wert saucy?

L A D Y. Nay, Mr. Tinsel, you are angry! do you think I would marry a man that dares not have his fortune told?

Sir GEORGE. Let him be angry-I matter not he is but shortliv'd. He will soon die of

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TINSEL Come, come, peak out, old Hocus, he, he, he! this fellow makes me burst with laughing. (Forces a laugh.

He will soon die of a fright-or of the let me fee
your nose'tis fo!

T 1 N S E L.
You son of a whore! I'll run you through the body,
I never yet made the fun shine through a conjurer

Oh, fy, Mr. Tinfel! you will not kill

An old man! the dog says he's but five and thirty.

L A D Y. Oh, fy, Mr. Tinsel, I did not think you could have been so passionate ; I hate a passionate man. your sword, or I must never see you again.

T I N S E L. Ha, ha, ha! I was but in jeft, my dear. I had a mind to have made an experiment upon the Doctor's body. I would but have drilld a little eyelet hole in it, and have seen whether he had art enough to clofe it

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Sir GEORG E. Courage is but ill fhown before a Lady. But know if ever I meet thee again, thou shalt find this arm can wield other weapons besides this wand.

TINS EL: Ha, ha, ha!

Well, learned Sir, you are to give a proof of your art,
not of your courage. Or if you will show your courage,
let it be at nine o'clock for that is the time the noise
is generally heard.

And look ye, old gentleman, if thou dost not do thy


business well, I can tell thee by the little kill I have, that thou wilt be toss'd in a blanket before ten. We'll do our endeavour to send thee back to the stars again.

Sir GEORG E. I'll go and prepare myself for the ceremonies and Lady, as you expect they ihould succeed to your wishes, treat that fellow, with the contempt he deserves.

[Exit Sir George, TINSEL The sauciest dog I ever talk'd with in my whole life!

LADY. Methinks he's a diverting fellow;'one may see he's

no fool.

TINSEL. No fool! ay, but thou doft not take him for a conjurer.

LADY Truly I don't know what to take him for: I am refolvd to employ him however. When a sickness is desperate, we ofter. try 'temedies that we have no great faith in.

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Enter A B I G A L.

A BI GA L..'
Madam, the tea is ready in the parlour, as you order'd.

LA D Y., 5.- 1,
Come, Mr. Tinfel, we may there talk of this subject

[Exeunt Lady and Tinsel.

A BI GA L fola. Sure never any Lady had such servants as mine has ! well, if I get this thousand pound, I hope to have some

of my own Let' me fee, Pll have a pretty tight girl fült fuch as I was ten years ago (I'm afraid I may fay Twenty) she shall dress me and Aarter me--for I will be


more at leisure.

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