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P^eif as Lamentable 
and true. 


tf>e Globe. 



.. faiTbommPiutur and are to bee Cdd at his 

ihop on Cornhill^necrc to the exchange* 



O nc of the foure plates in one,called 

a Tor'^fhire Tragedy.-as it was plaid 
by the Kings Maieftics Plaicrs . 



0//W. C Irrah Rapkjny yong Miftrifle is in fuch a pir 
^tifullpaffionate humor tor the long abfencc 

Raph t iWhy can you blame her 5 why 3 apples haa- 
ging longer on the tree then when they arc ripe, 
makes fo many fallings.viz Maddc wenches becaufc 
they are not gathered in time, are faine to drop of 
them fclues 3 andthcn tis Common you know for c- 
wery man to take em vp, 

O/^Maflthoufaicft true,Tis common 'indcede, 
but firah^is neither our young maiftcr returned 3 nor 
our fellow Sam come from London? 

Ralph . Neither of cither >as the Puritan bawdc 

Sliddl hcare Strn^Stms come^ hers, Tarry 5 come 
yfaith now my nofc itches for news O/;w 3 and fo does 

A 2 Sam 

Sam calls within, where *rtyw 

Sam. Boy look you walk ray horfc with difcretion, 
I haut rid him limply ,1 warrand his skin (ticks to his 
back with very heatc ,if a (hould catch cold & get the 
Cough of the Lun gcs I were well fcrucd^crc I not? 
What Raph and Oliucr. 

^w.Honcft fellow Sam welcome yfaith,what tricks 
haft thou brought from London, 

Furnifht with things from London ^ 
&rYou fee I am hancd after the trucft fafliion, three 
hats>andtwoglafles,bobbingvpon em, tworebato 
wycrSjVpon ray brcftja capcafc by my fide, a brufh 
at my back,an Almanack in my pockct,& three bat 
lats in my Codpcccc^iaic I am the true picture of a 
Common feruingman* 

Okutr He fweare thou arr,Thou maift fet vp when 
thou wiltjThcr's many a one begins with letie I can 
tel thee th at proues a rich man ere he dyes,but whats 
the news from London SA m % 

R*tpk<l thats well ied,*whats the newes from Lon 
don Sirrah . 
My young miftrefle keeps fuch a puling for hir loue. 

SAM* Why the more foole fhcej^hc more ninny 
hammer fhee t 

S* w.Wny hces married to another Long agoe? 


Why,did you not know that till now? why, 
hecsmarried 5 b'catcshiswHc > and has two or three 
children by her :for you muft note thae any woman 
beares the more when fhc is beaten* 

wts true for (lice bcarcs the bJowcs, 



ntre Tragedy. 

tj *^ 

0/MuSirrah Sam,I would not for two years wages* 
my yongmiftrcs knew fo much, fhced run vpon the 
Icftc hand of her wit,and nerc be here ownc woman 

*S*m. And I think (he wa* blcft in her Cradle, that 
he ncucr came in her bed, why hcc has confumcd al, 
pawnd his lands, and'made his vniucrfmc brother 
ftand in waxc for himjhers a fine phrafc for a fcriuc- 
ncr,puh he owes more then his skins worth* 


S4.Nay He tell you morcoucr he calls his wife whore 
as familiarly as one would cal Matte Dol&iA his chil 
dren baftards as naturally as can bee, but what hauc 
we hecr el thought twas fomwhat puld downcmy 
breeches: I quite forgot my two potingfticks 5 thefe 
came from Londonjnow any thing is good hcer that 
comes from London. 

0/i.I,farre fctcht you know; 

Sam.Jjut (peak in your confciencc yfaith,haue not 
we as good potingfticks ith Cuntry as need to be put 
ith fire, The mind of a thing is all, The mind of a 
thing's all ,and as thou faidft ccne now^arrc fetcht is 
the bed thinges for Ladies, 

0//*.I,and ior writing gentle weomen to. 
^4?.But Ralph 3 what,is our beer fowerthis thunder? 

0/*',No no it holds countenance yet. 

S40^W hy then follow me,He teach you the fineft 
humor to be drunk in,I learnd it at London laft week- 

Am-\ faith lets heare inlets heare it, 

54-.The braueft humor >twold do a man good to 



hecdrenck in'r, they call it knighting in London > 
when they drink vpon their knees. 

t_x*w.Faith that's excellent. 
Come follow mc 5 llegiuc}ou all the degrees ontin 
cider. Exeunt. 

Eater wife* 

W/<r.VYhat will become of vsf all will awaic, 
my husband neucr c?afes in expcncc, 
Bothto con (time his credit and his houfe^ 
And tis fct downe by heauens iuft cecree, 
That Ryotts child rnuft needs be bcggery, 
Arc thefe the vcrtuesthat his youth did promife, 
Dice 3 and voluptuous meetings jinidnigbtRcuels, 
Taking his bed with furfctts.Iil befceming 
Theauncicnt honor of his howfe and name.- 
And this not all: but that which killes ins moft, 
When he recounts his Loflcs and falfe fortunes, 
The wcoknes of his ftatc fee much dciecled 3 
Not as a man rcpentanrbuc halfc madd: 
His fortunes cannot anfwcre his expence; 
He fits andfullcnly lockcs vp his Armcs, ('him 
Forgetting hcauen looks downwai^which makes 
Appeare foe drcadfuU that he frights my heart, 
Walks heauyly 5 as if his foulc were earth: 
Not pcniten: tor thofc his finnes are part.- 
Butvext 3 his mony cannot make them lad. 
A fearef nil melancholic vngodly forrow . 
Oh yonder he comes 3 now in defpight of ills 
He fpcakc to him 3 and I will hearehim fpeakc, 
And do my bcftto driuc it from his heart. 


A lorksbiere Tragedy 

Er/ter Husband. 

2/w.Poxe oth Laft throw,it made 
Fiue hundred Angels vanifhfrom my fight, 
Imc damndjmedamndjthe Angels haueforfobk me 
Nay tis certainely true/for he that has no coyne 
Is damnd in this world:hee's gon, hee's gon. 

ff/,D cere huf band. 

#///.Oh/moft punishment of all I haue a wife, 

Wi\ doe intreat you as you lone your foule s 
Tell me the caufc of this your difcomenr, 

Huf.h vengeance ftrip thee naked, thou art caufe, 
Effectuality ,propcrty,tbou,thou i thou- EXH+ 

Wr/? 4 Bad 3 turnd to worfc/* 
both beggery of the foule 3 as of thebodie* 
And fo much vnlike him fclfe at firft, 
As if foroe vexed fpirit 
Had got his form vpon him. Enter H 
He comes agen: 

He iaies I am the caufe 5 I never yet 

Spoke lefle then wordes of duty 3 and ofloue- 

ffuflf mariage be honourablc^thcn Cuckoldsare 
honourable a for they cannot be made without marri- 

Foolerwhat meant I to m arryto get beggars? 
now muft my eldeft fonne be aknaue or nothing, he 
cannot liue vppot'h foole/or he wil haue no land ro 
maintaine him .-that morgage fits like a fnaffte vpon 
mine inhcritance 5 and makes me chaw vpon Iron. 
My fecond fonne muft be a promooter a and my third 
a thcefe^or an vndcrputter a a flaue pander^ 




Oh bcggeryjbc ggoy,to what bafc vfcs doft thou put 

a man. 

1 think the Deuill fcorncs to be a bawde. 

He bcarcs himfelfc more proudly,has more care on's 


Bafcflwifh abie&filthiepouertic, 

W/&ood firjby all our vowes I doc bcfccch you, 
Show me the true caufc of your difcontcnt/* 

///.Mony>rnony 5 monyjand thou muftfupply me. 

Wi. Alas,I am the left caufc of your difcontcnt, 
Yet what is mine ^either in rings or lewels 
Vfc to your own dcfirc,but I bcfecch you, 
As y'arc a gentleman by many bloods, 
Though I my fclfcbe outofyourrefpc& 
Thinke on the ftatc of thefc three louely boies 
You hauc bin father to 

//*.Puh Baftards 3 baftards,baftards,bcgot in tricks, 
begot in tricks* 

&'/. H caucn knowcs how t hofc words wrong me? 
but I mate, 

Endure thefc griefes among a tboufand more. 
Oh,call to mind your lands already morgadge, 
Your fclfe woond into debts,your hopefull brother, 
A t the vn iucrfitic in bonds for you 
Like to be ceaid vpon. And 

Huji* done thou harlot, 
Whomc though for faftiion fake I married, 
I neuer could abidc^thinkft thou thy wordes 
Shall kill my pleafures,f al of to thy friends , 
Thou and thy baitards beggtl will not bate 


A rorkshierc Tragedy. 

A whit in humor?midnight ftill I loue you, 
And reuel in your CompanyjCurbd in, 
Shall it be faid in all focietics, 
That I broke cuftome^that I flagd in monic, 
No ,thofe thy Jewels,! will play as freely 
As when my ftatc was f ulleft. 

H-Nay I proteft,and take that for an earned , fpttrnt 
I will for cucr hould thcc in contempt, her 

And neuer touch the fhcets that couer thee, 
But be diuorft in bed till thou content, 
Thy dowry (hall be fold to giuc new life 
Vnto thofe pleafurcs which I moft affed 

Wi.Sir doe but tunic a gentle eye on me, 
And what the law (hall giue me leaue to do 
You (hall command* 

#.Look it be done,(hal I want duft &Iike a flaue 
weare nothing in my pockets but my hands 
To fil them vp with n ailcs. holding hi* hands ttt 
Oh much againfl my blood,let it be done, his Dockets. 
I was neuer made to be a looker on! 
A bawde to dice?lle (hake the drabbs my fclfe 
And make em y ecld a l faie look it be done. 

Wil take my leauc it (hall. Exit* 

#0.Spcedily,fpccdi!y,l hate the very howre Ichofca 
wife a trouble trouble,thrce children like three cuils 
hang vpon me,fie 5 fie,fie j( ftrumpetj& baftards^ftrums 

Enter tkret Gtndemtn betting him* . 

3 ^/'-Sdlldoc thofcloathfomc thoughts larc on 

B your 


your tongue* 

Your fclt'e to ftainc the honour of your wife,' 

Nobly difccndedjthofc whom men call mad 

Endanger others jbut hcc's more then mad 

That wounds himfclfe, whole ownc vvordcs do proJ 

Scandal's" vniuft, to foile his better name: (claym 

1 1 is not fit I pray for fake k. 

2 G^Good fir, let modeftic rcproue you. 

$.Geti. Let honed kindnes fway fo much with you, 

#,God den, I thanke you fir, how do you 3 adeiue, 
I me glad tofeeyou/arewelIafln]&ions,Admomtu 
ons. Exenn Ccnt t 

Enter &[erttA*t* 

#.How now firra what wud you, 

5>>%Only to ccrtifie you fir,that my miftris was met 
by theway 3 by the who were fcnt for her vp to Londo 
by hcrhonorablc vnkle 5 your worfliips latcgardian % 

Huf. So fir a then fheis gon and fo may you be! 
But let her looke that the thing be done (he wots of: 
or hel wil (land more pleafat the her houfe at home* 
Enter A Gtntk mew* 

Gen. Well or ill met I care not. *- 

come with confidence to chide you. 
f/.Who racf chide mcfdoo't finely thcnrlcrit not 
moue me/or ifthou chidft me angry 1 (hall flrike. 

G^.Strikc thine ownc follie 5 for it is they 
Dcfcrue to be wei beaten,we af c now in priuatc, 
Thcr's none but thou and I.^thou'rt fond & pceuifli, 
An vncleane ryotcr^thy landcs and Credit 



Lie now both fide of a confumption 
lam forryforthccrthat man fpends with fliarac 
That with his ricches does eonfume his name: 
Andfuchart thou. 
Huf. Peace. 

Gto/.No thou fhalt heare me further: 
Thy fathers and forefathers worthy honors'. 
Which were our country monumentsjour grace, 
Follies in thce begin now to deface: 
The fpring time of thy youth did fairely promifc 
fuch a moil fruitful! fummer to thy friends 
Itfcarce can enter into mcnsbelicfcs, 
Such dearth (hould hang on thce , wee that fecit, 
Are forry to bclecuc ic:in thy change, 
Tin's voice into all places wil behurld: 
thou and the deuill has deceaued the world* 

Huf. lit not in dure thce. 

Gwt.but of all the worft: 

Thy vertuous wife right honourably allied i 

Thou haft proclaimed a ftrumpet. 

//*f.Nay then I know thce, 
Thou art her champion thou, her priuat friend, 
The partic you wot on. 

Gent* Oh ignoble thought. 
I am paft my patient bloodc,(hall I ftand idle 
and fee my reputation toucht to death. 

//*.Ta's galdc you this,has it, 

<7<?#/.flo monftcr,! will proue 
My thoughts did only tend to vertuous loue, 
Louc of her ycrtues?therc it goes: 

4 Yorkfbterc Tragcty> 

Gent. Bafc fpirit, 

To laic thy hate vpon the fruitfull They fight 
Honor of thine own bed* 


.Woult thou yccld it yet v 
,Sir 3 5ir,I hauc not done with you, 

Cent. I hope nor ncrc (hall doc. Fight *gcn. 

Jit*. Haue you got tricks arc you in cunning with 


GfMt.No plainc and right. 
He needs no cunning that for truth doth fight. 
KufbandftUs Aorvne* 

//w.Hard fortune 5 am I leucld with the ground? 

C7* / .Now fir you lie at mercy, 

//* J you flauc* 

Ce. Alas that hate fhould bring vs to our grauc: 
You fee my fword's not thirfty {or your life, 
lam iorricr for your woonde then your felfe, 
Y'arc of a vcrtuous houfe,fhow venuous deeds 
Tisnot your honour,tis your folly blccdcs, 
Much good has bin expected in your life, 
Cancel! not all mens hopc$ 5 you haue a wife 
Kind and obedient:heapenot wrongfull fhamc 
On her your poftcrityjct only fin be fore, 
And by this f all,rife neuer to fall more* 
And fo I leauc you. Exit* 

/MHas the dogg left me then 
After his tooth hath left me/* oh my hart 
Would f aine leapc after him,rcucngc I faye, 
Imc mad 10 be rcueng'd,my ftrumpet wile: 

- i 

* t ' 


It fs thy quarrel that rips thus my ticfli, 
And makes my bred (pit blood ,but thou (halt bleed t 
Vanqui(ht?got downed vnable cene to fpeak? 
Surely tis want of mony makes men weake, 
I?twas that oretfircw me 3 Id'cnerebin downc ely.E** 
Enter wife in A rtdingfuitt with a Jcntingman. 

Sen JFaith miftris If it mightnot bee prefumtion 
In me to tell you fo/or his cxcufc 
You had final rcafon 3 kno wing his abufe 3 

Wi\ grant 1 had, but ahflc, 
Whic (hould our faults at home be fpred abroad: 
Tis griefc enough within dorcst At firft fight 
Mync Vnclc could run ore his prod igall life 
. Asperfcdly 9 as if his fcrious eye 
Had notubred all his follies; 
_Knc w of his morgadg'd lands,his friends in bonds, 
himfclfc withered with debts; And in that minute 
Had I added his vfagc and vnkindncs 9 
T would haue confounded cucry thought of good : 
Where now,fatbering his ryots one his youth , 
Which time and tajnc experience will fhake on^ 
gcflinghis kindncs to me (as I fmoothdhim 
With all the skill I had)though his dcferts 
Are in forme vglier then an vnfhaptc Bear. 
Hee's reddy to prefer him to fome office 
And place at Court, A good and fure reliefe 
To al his {looping fortunes twii be a meanes I hope, 
To ma&e new league between vs,and redecme 
His with his landes. 

Strl (hould chink fo miftrisfhefhouldnotnow 


be kinde to you and louc y ou,and cherifh you vp, I 
(hould thinkc the dcuill himfclf c kept open houfc in 

Wi J doubt not but he will now 3 prc the Ic a uc mc> 
I think I heare him commin g 

am gone, 

Wtfety this good mcancs I fhal prefer ue my lad?, 
And free my huf band out 6f vfcrcrs hands; 
Now thcr is no ncedc of (alc 5 my Vnclc*s kind 
I hope, if ought jthis will content his mindc, 
Here comes my hulband. Enter Hvsb**J g 

//.Now > arcyoucomc,wher'sthe mony 3 lcts fee 
the mony^is the rubbifhfold, thofe wifeakersyouc 
landsjwhy whcn 3 the mony, where ift,powr*c down, 
down with it,downe with it.l fay powt't och ground 

fT/.Good fir,keep but in patience and I hope 
My words (hall like you well,I bring you better 
Comfort then the falc of my Dowric. 

Utt-Hzh what s that ? 

FF/.Pray do not fright me (5r 3 but vouchfafc me hea- 
ring^my Vnclc glad ofyour kindncs to mcc & milde 
vfage!or (be I made it to him?has in piety 
ofyour declining fortunes 3 proui dcd 
A place for you at Court of worth Si credit, 
which fo much ouerioyd ms 

fJ*,O ut on thee fiith,oucr and ouerioyd, Jfunu her 
When Ime in torments? 

Thou pollitick whore/ub tiller then nine Dcuils,was 
this thy iourney co Nunckc^to fet downe the hiftoric 


A Tor ^ hire Tragedy* 

jof my ftate and fortunes: 
Shall I that Dedicated my fcifetopleafure^bcnowe 
confind in feruice to crouch and ftaird li^e an old 
man ith hams,my hat ofF,I that neucr could abide to 
vncovetmyhead ith Church, bafeflut^thisfruitc 
bcares thy complaints. 

WifcfSh heauenknowes, 

That my complaintes were praifcs ,and beft wordes 
ofyou,and your eflate.-onely my friends, 
Knew of your morgagdc Landcs,and were poffcft 
Of cuery accident before I came. 
If thou fu/pec^ it but a plot in me 
To kecpe my downe^r for mine ownc good 
or my poore children*: (though it futes a mother 
To (bow a natural! care in their reliefs, 
Yet ile forget my fclfc to calmc your blood : 
Confumc it-^s your pleaiure counfels you, 
And all I wi(he d eenc Clemency affbords: 
giue mee but comely looks and modefl wordes* 

^ 4 Moncy whorc^oncy^orllc- 

Entcrt a ferutvt very hajlify. 
What: the dcucl?hownow?thy hafty news? to his m* 
^^Maic it plcafc you fir. Stream in afe*re 

#What?maic I not looke vppn my dagger? 
Spcakc villainc,or I will execute the pointc on thecs 
quick , fhort* 

hy firagentlcmSfrom the Vniuerfityftaics 
below to fpeake with you. 

//JFrom the Vniuerfky^fOjVniuerfity 
That long word ru ns through mce. Exeunt* 


ksbierc Tragedy. 

WrWascuerwifc fo wrctchcdlic bcfct s 
Had not this newcs ftcpt in bctwceryhc point 
Had offered violence to my brcft- 
That which fofhc women call greate mifcry 
Would (how bur little heere : would fcascc be feene 
Amongftmymifcrics.I maifc Compare '~ 
For wretched fortunes with all wiues that are, 
Nothing will plcafc himjvntill all bcnothi ng . 
H e calls it flaucry to be preferd- 
A place of crcdir 3 a bale feruitude. 
What fhall become of me,and my poorc children^ 
Two hcre,and one at nurle^my prcctic beggert, 
I fee how mine with a palfie hand L 
Begins to (hake the auncient (eat to duft : 
the heauy weight of (brrow 9 drawes my liddcs 
Ouer my dankifhc eies:I can (carcc ice, 
x Thus griefe will wakes and deeps with nice* 

Enter tkt Htl>A*clwith the mdjler eft he Cttled^ 

H..Plc afc you draw nccr fir,/ a re exceeding wel 

Uto .Thats my doubt,! fearj come not to be wcU 
: come. 

Huf.yes howfoeuer. 

Ma.lis not my fafhion Sir to dwell in long circus 
fhnce>but to be plain, and cffc<5tuali 5 thcrcfore to the 

The caufc of my fetting forth was pittious and la: 
mentablc 3 that hopeiull young gentleman your broa 
thcr^whofe virtues we all loue decrelic through your 


A Torlyhte re T rtgedy. 

defaulted vnnaturall negligence lies in bond exc= 
cutesdfor your dcbt a a prifoner^al his fhioiesatpazed, 
his hope ftrook deadend the pride of bis youth muf 
fled in thefedarkclowdsofoppreffion. 

A/r.Oh 5 youhauekild the towardcfthopeofall 
our vniuefitic: wherefore without repentance and a= 
mends,cxpc&pandorus and fiiddain Judgements to 
fall grieuofly vpon you,your brother,a man who pro 
fited in his diuine Imp ioymcnts,mighte haue made 
ten thousand (bules fit for heauen,now by your care- 
leflc courfcs cafte in prifon which you muh anfwcrc 
for^and alTure your fpirit it wil come home at length* 

ill of you, others fjpeakc ill 
of you,no man loucs you,nay euen thofe whome ho- 
nefty condemnes 3 condemnc you :and take this from 
the vertuous , affeftion I beare your brother, neuer 
lookeforprofpcrous howcr^good thought, <\uict 
flccpes,con tented walkcs, nor any thing that makes 
man perfect til you redeem him,what is your anf wet 
how will you beftow him s vpon defperate miferyejor 
tetter hopes?! fuffer,tilllhearcyouranfwcr. 

H/.Sir:you haue much wrought with mcc, I fcclc 
you in my Ibulc 3 you are your artes matter . 
I ncuer had fence til no wsyour (tllables haue cleft me 
Both for your words and pains I thank you.i cannot 
but acknowledge gricuous wronges done to my bro- 
therjmighty5mighty,mighty wrongs. 

C W 7 I * 4 ^^ ^^ ^^ 

.Within there? 

C Enter 

AYorksbierc Tragedy 

Enter 4 /< 

Sir7/w.Fil me a bowlc of wine. Alas poorc brother, 
Brui'd with an execution for my fake Exiiftrtt*Ht 
Mr. A brufe indeed makes many a mortall Jorwnt* 
Sere till the graue cure cm 

Enter veitb wine* 

///?*Sir I begin to you 3 y'ar.c chid your welcome : 
3/r.l could haue wifht it for 'your fake, 
I pledge you fir, to die kind man in prifon. 


To fpend but a fewe minuts in a walkc 

about my grounds bclow,my man hecrc fhall attend 

you! doubt not but by that time to bcfurnifht of a 

iufticientaniwerc a and therein my brother fully fatif- 


^/r.Good fir in that 5 the Angclls would be pleafd, 
And the worlds murmurcs calmd , and 1 fhould fayc , 
1 fct torch then vpon a lucky daic. Exit. 

#*.Oh thoti contufed man^thy plcafint fins hauc 
vndone thcc thy damnation has bcggerd thec, that 
heaucn (hould lay we muit not fin a and yet made wo 
men tgiues our fences waie to findc plcaf urc, which 
being lound conlounds vs,why (hold we know thofc 
things fomnch mifufe vs oh would vertuehad been 
forbiddcn,wce fhould then haue prooucd all vertu= 
ou$J fortisourbloudc to louc what we arc forbidden, 
had not drunkenncs byn forbidden what man wold 


fiaue been foolc to a bcaft, and Zany to a fwine to 
(how tricks in the mire, what is there in three 
dice to make a man draw thrice three thouiand acres 
into the compafle of a round little table, & with the 
gcntlcmans palfy in the hand (hake out his pofte- 
ritic,thieues or beggars:tis doncj ha don'c yfaith: 

terrible horrible mifery. how well 

was I Icft 5 vcry well ,very wel . 
My Lands (hewed like a full moone about raee,but 
nowc the moon's ith laft quarter^wayning^waining, 
And I am mad to think that moone was mine: 
Mine and Riy fathers , and my forefathers gcnerati= 
onSjgcncrationsrdoWnc goes the howfe of vs,down, 
do wne? it iincks: Now is the name a beggar 5 begs in 
me that name which hundreds of yeercs has made 
this fhicrc famous: in me ,and my poftcu'ty runs out. 
In my feede flue are made miferable bcfides my 
felfc,mytyot is now my brothers iaylor, mywiues 
fighing 5 my three boycs penurie 3 and mine own cons 
fufion; T ear cshts hair e, 

Why fit my haires vpon my c ur fed head/* 
Will not this poyfon (carter them ?oh my brother's 
In execution among deuellschat ft retch him:& make 
him giue. And I in wanr/iot able for to lyue- 
Nor to redeeme him, 
Divines and dying men may talkc of hell, 
But in my heart her (euerall torments dwell 3 
Slauery and myfery* 

Who in this cafe would not take vp mony vpon his 
foule ^pawnhis/aluation^iueatintcreft: 

C2 I 

Aforfybiere Tragedy* 

I that did cucr in aboundancc dwell a 

tor me to want,excecds the throwcs of he! 

Enters hit Utttyfanne with a top tndt 
&w,What ailc you father s arc you not well,! cans 
not fcourgc my top as long as you ftand fo: you take 
vp all the roomc with your wide Iegs 3 puh you call. 
n _>t make mce ateard withthis,! fcarc no vizards^nor 

flafbjakes vp the cUldt By the skins of hit 
crate in one band And drarvet hi* dag* 
gr with th' other. 

7/,Vp fir/or heer thou baft no inheritance left, 

Soxnt.Qh what will you do father J am your white 
//XThou (halt be my red boie,takc thar^ Jtnkes him 

S0:Oh you hurt me father* 

UuMy c'ldeft beggarrthou (halt not Hue to aftc an 
vfurer bread,to ciie at a great mans gate,or folio we 
good your honour by a Couch,;io,nor your brother: 
ns chanty to brainc you. 

onHow {hall I learne now my heads broke? 

//tf.Blccd^leed^rathci: then bcg,beg, #& him* 
be not thy n ames difgrace: 
Spume thou thy fortunes firft if they be baic: 
Come view thy fecond brother: fates, 
My childrens bloud ilialJ fpin into your faces, 
you fh all fee. 
How Con fidcntly we (come bcggcry? 

Exit with huS9*nt+ En* 


Enter 4 mAidt with A child in her armtrjlc mt- 

ther fy bfr A [Itepe. 

M 4 Slcep fweetbabe forrow makes thy mother fleep, 
It boades-fmall good when hcauincs falls fo dccpe, 
Hufh prettie boy thy hopes might haue been better, 
Tis loft at Dice what ancient honour won, 
Hard when the father plaies awaie the Sonne: 
No thing but m ifery ferucs in 
luine and defolation.-oh 

Enter hufaitd with the bole Me 
Hu: Whore 3 giue me that boy, Stritut w ith her for the 
c/*/X)h hclpjhelp, out alas ,murder murder, Md. 
tfttf, Are you jofliping 5 prating fturdy qiieane, He 
breake your clamor with your neck down (hires: 
Tumble, tumble 3 headiong, Thrsm her <lowi*r\ 
So,thefureft waic to charme a womans tongue, 
Is break hir ncck,a pollitician did it, 

San Mothcr,mother,I am kild mother, 
Ha,whofe that cridc? oh me my children: 

/?/y 4 Strumpct let go die boyjet go the beggar 
myfwccthu(band 3 

,Oh what will you doe dtarc husband, 
. G foe me the baltar<f 3 
our owne fweet boy, 
ffo.There are too many beggars* 
Wf.Cood my liullband, 
^in.Docll thoupreuent me ftill? 


^i i vrtywcrc i jf*vcuy t 

W'/.Oh god', StJs At tJ>t cbitiin 

//w/Haue at his hart hr *rmes. 

W/.Oh my dcarc boy, gett it from hir. 

#.Brat thou fhalc not Hue to (hamc thy howfc, 
W/'-Oh hcaucn flue's hurt and /inks d9*ne. 

Ha* And pcrifh now begon, 4 

Thcr's whores cnow^and want wold make thce one. 

Eater a lufyfcrttant - 
SertQh Sir what deeds arcthcfc? 
W///.Bafc flauc my vafTail; 
Comft thou between my fury to queftion me 
Stn Were you the Dcuil I would hold you fir, 
mc?prefumption i llc vndoc thce foi't, 
you ha tic vndonc vs all fir, 
at thy matter, 
. Sfr.TngataMonfter. 

Has Hauc I no powerjftiall my flauc fetter me ? 
Srr.Nay then the Dcuil wraftlcs,! am chowne, 
HtcOh villanc now He tug thce, otter comts him. 
now He tcarc thee, 

fet quick fpurres to my vaflfailc, bruke him, 
trample him ? (b,I think thou wilt not folo w me in haft 
My horfc {lands reddy ladled, away^away. 
Now to ray brat at nurfleyny fucking beggcr: 
Fates 3 llc not Icaue you one to trample one. 

Tht M.After meet shim* 

A&.Howiftwithyoufirme thinks you lookc of a 
diftra&d colour- 

H^Who I (ir 5 ti$ but your fancie, 
Pleafc you walke in Sir,and lie foone rcfoluc you, 

I wan 

A forkstiere Tragedy. 

I want one fmall parcc to make vp the fom , 
And then my brother (hall reft fatifficd, 
Mr t \ fhall be glad to fee itjfir He attend you.Exeu,. 
Ser Oh I am fcarce able to heauc vp my fdfe: 
H'asfobruizdme with hisdiuelifhwaight, 
Afid torne my flefli with his bloixl=hafty fpurrc 
A man before of cafieconftitution 
Till now hells power fupplied ;to his foulcs wrong, 
Oh how damnation can make weaicc men ftrong- 

Er,terM*/i errand two f truants. 
SVr.Oh themoft pitteous deed firfinceyou came. 
O*/r A deadly grecting:has he fomde vp theis 
To fatiffie his brotherfhcer's an other: 
And by the bleeding infants,the dead mother, 
W.Oh oh. 

A/r.Surgeons,Surgcons 5 fhe recouers life ^ 
One of his men al faint and bloudicd, 
/,SVr0.Follow 3 our murderous mafter has took horfc 
To kill his child at nurle 3 oh follow quickly. 

c/Wr.I am thercadieft 3 it (haJ be my charge 
To raife the townc vpon him Exit Mr AnAfiruAnts. 
i Str.Good fir do follow him^ 
fVi.Oh my children. 

i,^r.How is it with my moft afflicted Miftrisf- 
W.Why 5 doInow rccouerPwhy half liue? 
To fee my children blecde before mine eics. 
A fight able to kill a mothers breft 
Without an exccutioncr 5 what artthou magled too? 
itSWj I thinking to prcucnt what his quickc mil* 
chicles had lo foonc adcdjcainc and ru(bt vpon him 


A Torfakire Tragedy. 

We ftrugled,but a fowler ftrcngth then his 

Ore threw me with his armcs ,then did he bruize me 

And rent my flcft) t and rohd me of ray hairc: 

Like a man mad in execution 

Made me vnfit to rile and follow him. 

W/.What is it has bcguild him of all grace? 
And dole awaie humanity from his bred** 
To fbie his children,purpoi'd co kill, his wifc 9 
^Vnd fpoilc his faruams. 

trfletfc you leaue this moft accurfed place,' 
a furgeon waites within, 

W/.WilHng to Icaue it, 
Tis guiltie of Iwectc bloud ^innocent blou J, 
Murder has tooke this chamber with ful hands,' 
And wil nerc out as long as the houlc ftands 


fai* threw* tffhis bft[c y A*dfilln 

t O h {tumbling lade the fpauin ouertake the 
the nftic difeafes ftop thce, 
OhJ am forcly bruifde, plague founder thee, 
Thou ruoft at cafe and plcalui:c,hart,of chance 
to Throw me now within a flight oth Townc, 
In fuch plainc cucn ground, f fbt,a man ma 
on'tyitid throw awaie the Mcdowcs, filthy 

Crtc withtn Follow/ollow^ollow. 

Huf.Hzn hear founds of mcnjlikc hew and crie : 
yp,vp,and lirugglc to thy hoife^nake on 


i ragtay. 

Difdatch that little begger and all's done.' 

jrw. Hccre, this waie,this wayc; 

/ft/. Atmybackc/ > oh, 

What fate hauc I,my limbcs deny mec go, 

My will is batcd 5 beggcry chimes a parte. 

Oh could I here reach to the infants heart, 

E*ter M 


'All. Hccre^hcercjyondcrjyondcr. 
Mr* Vnnaturall, flintie, more then barbarous* 
The Scithians in their marble hearted fates, 
Could not haue a&ed more rcmorfelcffc deeds 
In their relenclcflc natures 5 thcn thcfe of thine: 
Was this the anfwear I long waited on, 
The fatisfa&ionfor thy priioned brother? 
Haf. Why, he can haue no more on's then our skins, 
And iome of em want but flcaing, 
i . Gen. Great flnnes haue made him impudent: 
Mr. H'as fhedfo much bloud that he cannot blufh: 
s.oAway with him^bcarhim alongtothelufticcs* 
A gentleman of woorfhip dwcls at hand^ ' 
There (hall his deeds bcblazd; 
HuJ, Whyallthebctterj 
My glory tis to baue my a<flion knowne, 
I grieuc for nothing,butl mift of one: 
Mr. Ther's little of a father in that griefe: 
Bearc him away. 


E*ters* knight with two & tkrct Ge*tlem:. 

Endangered ib his wifc?murdcrcd his chil 

4&.So the Cry comes, 

K*i t l am Kerry I ere knew him, 
That euer he took life and natural! being 
Frdmfuch an honoured ftock,and fair difcenr, 
Til this black mi nut without ftainc or blcmifh: 

4 Cent .Here come the men, 

Enter the matter oftb* cottcdgt and the reft, 
with tbt pr/fc*er+ 

Kni.Thc ferpenc of his houfcr Imc forty for this 
rime that I am in place of iufticc. 

UWr ^Jcafeyou Sir. 

/TW.DOC not repeate it twice I know too mucho, 
would it had nere byn thought on; 

4 GtmSfout fathers forrows are aliue in me: 
What made you (hew fuch monftrous eft-clue^ 

j/^Jnawordc Sir, 

I hane coufumd ail,plaid awaie lone acre, < 
And I thought it the chariubleft deed I could doe 
To cufTen bcggeryiand knock my houfe oth head. 

Knf.Oh in a cooler bloud you will repent it. 

HuJ.1 repent now, that ones left vnk ild, 
My brat at nurf eOh I would ful fain haue weand him 

Kn;ghy\[e\} 3 1 doe not think but in to morrowcs 
The terror will fie clofcr to your foulc, 



W&en the dread thought of death remembers yoti 
to further which,take this fad voice from me; 
Neuer was acl: plaid more vnnaturally. 

Huf.l thank you Sir. 

JTw'.Goe leade him to the layle , 
Where iuftice claimes ajl,therc mull; pitty faile. 

ffuf.Comc come, awaie with me. Exit pr finer. 

c3/,you dcferuc the worfhip of your place, 
Would all did fo:in you the law is grace, 

JO// It is my with it fhould be fo 9 
Ruinous man ,the defolation of his howfe,the blot 
Vpon his predcceflbrs honordnamc: 
That man is nee reft fhamc that is pad fhame. #/>. 

Enttr Hufiandwitb tke officers JTkt Maifttr and gen* 

tlemt* M going by bis boufe+ 
Hu-I am right againft my howfe/eat of my Ancc- 
ftors:Iheare my wif's aliue^but much endangered : 
Let me intr^at to fpeak with her 
before tbv^nion gripe me* 

Enter bis wife brought Macbtire* 

* o 

Gwt.Sce. hcer (he comes of her felfe, 

Wi.Oh my fweete H uf-ban d, my deerc diftrefled 
hulband/iow in the hands of vnreleming lawes^ 
My greatcft fbrrow,my extreme^ bleeding ,, 
Now my foule bleeds, 

Jto.How now?kind CO inc^did I not wound theeJcft 

WffctTut f arre grea ter wounds did my breft fcele, 
Vokindnes ftrikcs a deeper wound thcttileeje, 

D You 


ksbim Tragedy > 

You haue been dill vnltinde to mcc: 

///* Faith,and fo I thinlce I haue: 

I did my murchers roughly out of hand, 

Dcfpcrate and f nd daine,but chou haft dcuiz'd 

A fine way now to kill me, rhou had gincn mine e jcs . 

Seauen woonds a peece , now glides the dcuill from 

rncc s dcpartcs at cuery ioynt, hejues vp my nailcsr 

Oh catch him new tormentSjthat were near inucccd a 

Binde him one thoufand more you blefled Angclls 

In that pit bottomlcflc, let him not rife 

To make men ad vnnaturall tragedies 

To fpfed into a fatherland in furie, 

Make, him his childrens executioners : 

Murder his wife, his fcruants, and who nor/ 

For that man's daike, where heauen is quite forgot* 

Wi. Oh my repentant husband. 

Huf.My dcere (bull, whom I too much haue wrongd, 

For death I die, and for this haue I longd. 

Wi. Thou flioldftnot (be affurde) for the W^ults die, 

If the law cold forgiue aflbone as I* 

H*f+ What fight is yonder? Children Uid out* 

Wi. Oh our two bleeding boycs laid forth vpon 

tbethrefholde. (crack 

//, Hcer's weight enough to make a heart-firing 

Oh were it lawful! that your prettie foule s 

Might looke from heauen into your fathers eyes, 

Then fhould you fee the penitent glaffes melt, 

And both your murthers fhoorc vpon my checkcs,' 

But you are play ing in the Angcils lappcs, 

And will not looke on me, 

_. _ .. * .. _^-. . . _. ^^fc* ". 


Who void of graccjdld you in beggery." 
Oh that I might my wiflics now attainc, 
I fhpuld then wifh you liuing were againc : 
Though I did bcgge with you, which thing I fcarcf, 
Oh twas the enemy my eyes fb bleard 
Oh would you could pray hcaucn me to forginc, 
That will vato my end repentant liuc. 
Wi* It makes me eenc forget all other forrowes 
and leauc parte with this 4 Comc will you goc, 
Huft lie kifle the bloud I fpilt and then I goc: 
my (bull is bloudied, well may my lippcs be f o. 
Farewell dcere wife, now thou and I muft parte, 
I of thy wrongs repeut me with my hartc^ 
Wi.Oh ftaye thou flialt not goc: 
ffuf. That's but in vaine, you fee it muftbefc^ 
Farewell ye bloudie aftics of my boyes, 
My punimmcnts are their etcroallioyes. 
Let euery father looke into my deedes, 
And then their heirs may profper while mine bleeds. 
Wi. Moic wretched am I now in this diftrefTe, Exeunt 
then former forrows made me. Husband with bolberdi 
Mr* Oh kinde wife be comforted, 
Oneioyisyct vnmurdcred: 
You hauc a boy at nurfle your ioy's in him* 
wi\ Dearer then ail is thy poore husbands life: 
Heaucn giue my body ftrength, which yet is faint 
With much cxpcnce of bloud^and I will kuecle, - 
Sue for his lifc,nomber vp all aiy friends 
To plead for pardon my deare husbands life* 
Wgs it in man to wooad fo kinde a creature ? 


l^hiere Tragedy 

1 le cucr praifc a woman for thy fake, 
I mnft returne with griclc my anfwcr's fct: 
I (hall bring newes wcics heauier then the debt: 
Two brothers: one in bond lies ouerthrowne 
isjon a deadlier execution* 


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