John Harrington Smith, Dougald MacMillan, and Vinton A. Dearing (eds), The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 8: Plays; The Wild Gallant; The Rival Ladies; The Indian Queen
Editor’s NoteCritical ApparatusSCENE III.
Editor’s NoteThe Scene changes, and Trice is discovered playing at Tables by himself, with Spectacles on, a Bottle, and Parmezan by him; they return and see him, undiscovered by him.Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus1
Trice. Cinque and Cater: my Cinque I play here Sir, my Critical Apparatus2Cater here Sir: Now for you Sir.
3—————But first I'll drink to you Sir.
Critical Apparatus4—————Upon my faith I'll do you reason Sir.
5—————Mine was thus full Sir.
pg 22Critical Apparatus6—————Pray mind your play Sir.
Editor’s Note7—————Size Ace I have thrown: I'll play em at length Sir.
Critical Apparatus10—————I think you can cog a Dye Sir.
11—————I cog a Dye Sir? I play as fair as you, or any man.
Critical Apparatus12—————You lye Sir.Throws down the Tables. They all laugh and discover themselves.15
Isab. Is this your serious business?Critical Apparatus16Critical ApparatusClaps their backs.
Trice. O you rogue are you there? you are welcome huswife, Critical Apparatus17and so are you Constance. Fa tol de re tol de re la.18
Isab. Prithee be not so rude Trice.Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus19
Trice. Huswife Constance, I'll have you into my Larder, and 20shew you my provision: I have Cocles, dainty fat Cocles that 21came in the night; if they had seen the day I would not have 22given a fart for u'm. I would the King had u'm.23
Const. He has as good I warrant you.Critical Apparatus24
Trice. Nay, thats a lye, I could sit and cry for him someTimes; 25he does not know what 'tis to eat a good meal in a whole year: Editor’s Note26his Cooks are Asses: I have a delicate dish of Ruffs to dinner 27Sirrah.28
Const. To dinner!Critical Apparatus29
Trice. To dinner! why by supper they had been past their Critical Apparatus30prime. I'll tell thee the story of u'm: I have a friend—————Critical ApparatusEnter Servant.pg 23 Critical Apparatus31
Serv. Sir, Dinner's upon the Table.Critical Apparatus32
Trice. Well, well; I have a friend as I told you—————Critical Apparatus33(Aside.
Serv. Dinner stayes Sir; 'tis Dinner that stayes.—————Sure he Critical Apparatus34will hear now.35
Trice. I have a friend as I told you—————36
Isab. I believe he's your friend, you are so loath to part with 37him—————38Exeunt omnes.
Trice. Away; away;—————I'll tell you the story between the 39courses. Go you to the Cook immediately, sirrah; and bring me 40word what we have to supper, before we go to dinner; I Love 41to have the satisfaction of the day before me.
- But then my Study was to Cog the Dice;
- And dext'rously to throw the lucky Sice:
- To shun Ames-Ace, that swept my Stakes away.