Enter Sir Johnand Jessamy.
Sir John. There is no bearing this! what a land are we in! Upon my word, Mr. Jessamy, you should look well to the house; there are certainly rogues about it: for I did but cross the way just now to the Pamphletshop, to buy a touch of the times, and they have taken my hanger from my side; ay, and had a pluck at my watch too, but I heard of their tricks, and had it sewed to my pocket.
Jess. Don't be alarmed, Sir John; 'tis a very common thing, and if you will walk the streets without convoy, you will be picked up by privateers of all kinds; ha, ha!
Sir John.. Not be alarmed when I am robbed!--why, they might have cut my throat with my own hanger; I shan't sleep a wink all night; so pray lend me some weapon of defence, for I am sure if they attack me in the open street, they'll be with me at night again.
Jess. I'll lend you my own sword, Sir John; but be assured there's no danger; there's robbing and murder cried every night under my window; but it no more disturbs me, than the ticking of my watch at my bed's head.
Sir John. Well, well, be that as it will, I must be upon my guard; what a dreadful place this is! But 'tis all owing to the corruption of the times; the great folks game, and the poor folks rob; no wonder that murder ensues; sad, sad, sad!--well, let me but get over this night, and I'll leave this den of thieves to-morrow;