Critical ApparatusACT IV. SCENE V.
Critical ApparatusJeremy, Sir Sampson Legend, with Buckram, a Lawyer.
Sir SAMPSON. D'ye see, Mr. Buckram, here's the Paper sign'd with his 2own Hand.3
BUCKRAM. Good, Sir. And the Conveyance is ready drawn in this Box, 4if he be ready to sign and seal.Critical Apparatus5
Sir SAMPSON. Ready, Body o' me, he must be ready: His Sham-Sickness 6shan't excuse him—O, here's his Scoundrel. Sirrah, 7where's your Master?8
JEREMY. Ah, Sir, he's quite gone.9
Sir SAMPSON. Gone! What, he is not dead?10
JEREMY. No, Sir, not dead.Critical Apparatus11
Sir SAMPSON. What, is he gone out of Town, run away, ha! has he trick'd 12me? speak, Varlet.pg 340 Critical Apparatus13
JEREMY. No, no, Sir, he's safe enough, Sir, an he were but as 14sound, poor Gentleman. He is indeed here, Sir, and not 15here, Sir.Critical Apparatus16
Sir SAMPSON. Hey day, Rascal, do you banter me? Sirrah, d'ye banter Critical Apparatus17me,—Speak Sirrah, where is he, for I will find him.Critical Apparatus18
JEREMY. Would you could, Sir; for he has lost himself. Indeed, Critical Apparatus19Sir, I have almost broke my Heart about him—I Critical Apparatus20can't refrain Tears when I think of him, Sir: I'm as mel-21ancholy for him as a Passing-Bell, Sir; or a Horse in 22a Pound.23Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus26
JEREMY. Ah, you've hit it, Sir; that's the Matter with him, Sir; his 27Skull's crack'd, poor Gentleman; he's stark mad, Sir.28
Sir SAMPSON. Mad!29
BUCKRAM. What, is he Non Compos?30
JEREMY. Quite Non Compos, Sir.Editor’s Note31
BUCKRAM. Why then all's obliterated, Sir Sampson, if he be Non 32Compos mentis, his Act and Deed will be of no Effect, it is 33not good in Law.Critical Apparatus34
Sir SAMPSON. Oons, I won't believe it; let me see him, Sir—Mad, I'll 35make him find his Senses.36Critical Apparatus[Goes to the Scene, which opens.
JEREMY. Mr. Scandal is with him, Sir; I'll knock at the Door.