Row. And Sir Peter shall own for once he has been mistaken.
SIR PET. Oh, my life on Joseph's honor!
|SIR OLIV. Well, come, give us a bottle of||90|
SIR PET. Allons, then!
SIR OLIV. And don't, Sir Peter, be so severe against
|your old friend's son. Odds my life! I am not||95|
End of Act the Second.
SIR PET. Well, then -- we will see this fellow first, and have our wine afterwards. But how is this, Master Rowley? I don't see the jet1 of your scheme.
ROW. Why, sir, this Mr. Stanley, whom I was
|speaking of, is nearly related to them, by their||5|
|received nothing but evasive promises of future||10|
|for the service of poor Stanley.||15|
SIR OLIV. Ah! he is my brother's son.
SIR PET. Well, but how is Sir Oliver personally to -----
ROW. Why, sir, I will inform Charles and his
|brother that Stanley has obtained permission to||20|
|tions; and believe me, sir, you will find in the||25|
'a tear for pity, and a hand
Open as day, for melting charity.'2 30
SIR PET. Psha! What signifies his having an open hand or purse either, when he has nothing left to give? Well, well, make the trial, if you please; but where is the fellow whom you brought for Sir Oliver to ex
|amine, relative to Charles' s affairs?||35|
ROW. Below, waiting his commands, and no one can give him better intelligence. -- This, Sir Oliver, is a friendly Jew, who, to do him justice, has done everything in his power to bring your nephew to a
|proper sense of his extravagance.||40|
SIR PET. Pray let us have him in.
ROW. Desire Mr. Moses to walk upstairs.
SIR PET. But why should you suppose he will speak the truth?
|ROW. Oh, I have convinced him that he has||45|
|dence in my power, one Snake, whom I have de-||50|
SIR PET. I have heard too much on that subject.
|ROW. Here comes the honest Israelite.||55|
-- This is Sir Oliver.
SIR OLIV. Sir, I understand you have lately had great dealings with my nephew Charles.
MOS. Yes, Sir Oliver -- I have done all I could for
|him, but he was ruined before he came to me for||60|
SIR OLIV. That was unlucky, truly -- for you have had no opportunity of showing your talents.
MOS. None at all -- I hadn't the pleasure of know
|ing his distresses -- till he was some thousands||65|
SIR OLIV. Unfortunate, indeed! But I suppose you have done all in your power for him, honest Moses?
|MOS. Yes, he knows that. This very evening||70|