Pandi. When I behold bewty before the sunne, his beams dimme bewtie: when by candle, bewty obscures toarch light: so as no time I can iudge, because at anie time I cannot discerne, being in the sunne a brightnesse to shadow bewtie, and in bewtie a glistering to65 extinguish light.
Trachi. Schollerlike said; you flatter that, whiche you seeme to mislike, and 〈seek〉 to disgrace that, which you moste wonder at. But let vs away.
Pandi. I follow. And you sir boy 〈to MOLUS 〉 goe to Syracusa70 about by land, where you shall meete my stuffe; pay for the cariage, and conuey it to my lodging.
Trachi. I think all your stuffe are bundles of paper: but now must you learne to turne your library to a wardrope, & see whether your rapier hang better by your side, then the penne did in your eare.75
Exeunt 〈 TRACHINUSand PANDION〉.
Critı. Molus, what oddes betweene thy commons in Athens, and the diet in court? A pages life, & a scollers?
Molus. This difference: there of a litle I had somewhat, here of a great deale nothing, there, did I weare Pantopheles on my legs, here doe I beare them in my handes5.
Criti. Thou maist be skilled in thy Logick, but not in thy Lerypoope: belike no meate can downe with you, vnlesse you haue a knife to cutte it: but come among vs, and you shall see vs once in a morning haue a mouse at a bay.
Molus. A mouse? vnproperly spoken10.
Criti. Aptly vnderstoode, a mouse of beafe.
Molus. I thinke indeed a peece of, beafe as bigge as a mouse, serues a great companie of such cattes. But what els?
Criti. For other sportes, a square die in a pages pocket, is as decent as a square cap on a Graduates head.15
Molus. You courtiers be mad fellowes! wee silly soules are onely plodders at: Ergo, whose wittes are claspt vppe with our bookes, & so full of learning are we at home, that we scarce know good manners____________________