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New Way to Pay Old Debts: A Comedy, Adapted to the Stage
Philip Massinger,John Philip Kemble
No preview available - 2015
A C T ABIGAIL Allw angry Art thou belly command dare deed dine dinner doubt dumpling e'er Enter GREEDY Enter Lady ALLworth Enter LovELL Enter MARGARET Enter MARRALL Enter Sir GILEs Enter WATCHALL Enter WELLBoRN Exeunt Exit GREEDY Exit MARRALL fair father favour fortune Froth FURNAce gentleman give thanks Gree Hall in Lady hand hath hear honest hope husband Justice Greedy justice of peace JWell kiss knave Lady Allworth's House lady's ladyship land leave Lord Lovell lordship madam Marg marriage married master Allworth master Greedy mistress Musick ne'er nephew never noble Noble lady o'er old debts PAY OLD DEBTS pleas'd poor Pray rascal rich rogue Wellborn sake SCENE Servants Sir G Sir Giles Overreach Sir Giles's sirrah speak stay swear TABITHA Tapwell thee There's thou art Troth true undone WILLDo word worship
Page 52 - To my wish: we are private. I come not to make offer with my daughter A certain portion, — that were poor and trivial : In one word, I pronounce all that is mine, In lands or leases, ready coin or goods, With her, my lord, comes to you; nor shall you have One motive to induce you to believe I live too long, since every year I'll add Something unto the heap, which shall be yours too. Lov. You are a right kind father.
Page 77 - I redeem it Some noble way, I am but half made up. It is a time of action. If your lordship Will please to confer a company upon me In your command, I doubt not in my service To my king and country but I shall do something That may make me right again. Lov. Your suit is granted, And you loved for the motion. Well. [Coming forward] Nothing wants then But your allowance...
Page 54 - For though I do contemn report myself, As a mere sound, I still will be so tender Of what concerns you, in all points of honour, That the immaculate whiteness of your fame, Nor your unquestioned integrity, Shall e'er be sullied with one taint or spot That may take from your innocence and candour.
Page 54 - I write nil ultra to my proudest hopes. As for possessions, and annual rents, Equivalent to maintain you in the port Your noble birth and present state requires, I do remove that burthen from your shoulders, And take it on mine own : for, though I ruin The country to supply your riotous waste, The scourge of prodigals, want, shall never find you.
Page 22 - And therefore, I'll not have a chambermaid ; That ties her shoes, or any meaner office, But such whose fathers were right worshipful. 'Tis a rich man's pride ! there having ever been More than a feud, a strange antipathy, Between us and true gentry.
Page 24 - Mar. With choice, no doubt, of dogwhips Why, dost thou ever hope to pass her porter? Well. 'Tis not far off, go with me; trust thine own eyes. Mar. Troth, in my hope, or my assurance rather, To see thee curvet...
Page 14 - Sir, it is her will, Which we, that are her servants, ought to serve, And not dispute. Howe'er, you are nobly welcome; And, if you please to stay, that you may think so, There came, not six days since, from Hull, a pipe Of rich Canary, which shall spend itself For my lady's honour. GREEDY. Is it of the right race?