C. H. Herford and Percy Simpson (eds), Ben Jonson, Vol. 3: The Tale of a Tub; The Case is Altered; Every Man in his Humour; Every Man out of his Humour
Editor’s Note Act iii. Scene i.
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Shift, Orange, Clove. THis is rare, I haue set vp my bills, without discouery.2
Oran. What? Signior Whiffe? what fortune 3has brought you into these west parts?Critical Apparatus4
shift. Troth, signior, nothing but your rheume; I Critical Apparatus5haue beene taking an ounce of tabacco hard by here, with Critical Apparatus6a gentleman, and I am come to spit priuate, in Paules. Critical Apparatus7Saue you sir.Critical Apparatus8
Oran. Adieu, good Signior Whiffe.Critical Apparatus9Critical Apparatus12
shift. Faith, sir, I must now leaue you, vpon a few Critical Apparatus13humours, and occasions: but when you please, sir.Critical Apparatus14
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Mit. What be these two, signior?Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus17
Cor. Mary, a couple sir, that are meere strangers to the Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus18whole scope of our play; only come to walke a turne or two, Critical Apparatus19i' this Scene of Paules, by chance.Critical Apparatus20
Oran. Saue you, good master Clove.21
Clove. Sweet master Orange.
Mit. How? Clove, and Orange?23
Cor. I, and they are well met, for 'tis as drie an Critical Apparatus24Orange as euer grew: nothing, but Salutation; and, Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus25O god, sir; and, It pleases you to say so, Sir; one that can Critical Apparatus26laugh at a iest for company with a most plausible, and Critical Apparatus27extemporall grace; and some houre after, in priuate, aske Critical Apparatus28you what it was: the other, monsieur Clove, is a more 29spic't youth: he will sit you a whole afternoone sometimes, Editor’s Note30in a booke-sellers shop, reading the Greeke, Italian, and 31Spanish; when he vnderstands not a word of either: Critical Apparatus32if he had the tongues, to his sutes, he were an excellent Critical Apparatus33linguist.Critical Apparatus34
Clove. Doe you heare this reported, for certainty?Critical Apparatus35
Oran. O god, sir.
- And how they grate with their hard nayly soales
- The stones in Fleet-streete, and strike fire in Powles:
- Nay, with their heauie Trot, and yron-stalke,
- They haue worne off the brasse in the mid-walke.
- But speake I praie, who ist would gess or skann
- Fantasmus to be borne an Englisheman?
- Hees hatted spanyard-like, and bearded to,
- Ruft Itallyon-like; pac'd like them also,
- His hose and doublett's Frenche: his bootes and shoes
- Are fashond pole in heeles, but French in toes
- Oh! hees compleate! what shall I descant an?
- A compleate Foole: noe compleate Englishe man.