The Bondman: An Antient Storie

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With eaſe, are not ſo ſoone layd: they oft proue
Dangerous to him that call'd them vp.

Piſander. Tis true,
In what is raſhly vndertooke. Long ſince

I haue conſidered ſeriouſly their natures 10
Proceeded with mature aduiſe, and know I hold their will, and faculties in more awe
Then I can doe my owne. Now for their Licence,
And ryot in the Citie, I can make
A iuſt defence, and vſe: it may appeare too 15
A polliticke preuention of ſuch ills As might with greater violence, and danger
hereafter be attempted; though ſome ſmart for't,
It matters not: howeuer, I am reſolu'd;
And ſleepe you with ſecurity. Holds Cleora20
Conſtant to her raſh vow?

Timandra. Beyond beleefe;
To me, that ſee her hourely, it ſeemes a fable.
By ſignes I gheſſe at her commands, and ſerue 'em
With ſilence, ſuch her pleaſure is, made knowne

By holding her faire hand thus; ſhe eates little, 25
Sleepes leſſe, as I imagine; once a day I leade her to this Gallery, where ſhe walkes
Some halfe a dozen turnes, and hauing offred
To her abſent Saint a ſacriſice of ſighes,
She points backe to her priſon.

Piſander. Guide her hither, 30
And make her vnderſtand the ſlaues reuolt.
And with your vtmoſt eloquence enlarge
Their inſolence, and Rapes done in the Citie,
Forget not to, I am their chiefe, and tell her
You ſtrongly thinke my extreame dotage on her, 35
As I am Marullo, cauſ'd this ſodaine vprore,
To make way to enioy her.

Timandra. Punctually
I will diſcharge my part. Exit Timandra. Enter Poliphron.

Poliphron. O Sir, I ſought you.
You haue mis'd the beſt ſport. Hell, I thinke is broke looſe,

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction 1
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