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Then from the table hee gaue a start,
where banquett & wine were nothing scarce ; all which hee blew away with a ffartt,
from wence itt was called the Devills arse.
And there he made such a breach with the winde,
the hole yett 3 standing open the while, the sente of the vay[pour4] hee left 5 behind
hath since infected most part of the Ile.
is the Tobacco which Punks smoke;
And this was tobbacco, the learned suppose,
which both 7 in countrye, court and towne, in the devills glister pipe smokes att the nose
of punke & Madam, gallant 10 & clowne;
from which may God keep King James !
ffrom which wicked perfume, swines flesh, 11 and linge, 12
or any thing else he 14 doth 15 not loue, preserue & send our gracious king 16
such meate as he loues, I beseeche god aboue ! 13
1 flirted.-W. slirted.-Folio ed. 2 W.omits these last three stanzas.-F. 3 too.- Folio. * Scent of the Vapour which he left.-P.
5 That the sent of the vapour, before and.-Folio.
6 fouly perfumed.-Folio.
Cp. the 2nd Gipsy's speech, p. 51 of Masques, in the Folio edition of 1640 : Where the Cacklers, but no Grunters, Shall uncas'd be for the Hunters. On which Gifford, vii. 372, says: compliment to the King, who hated pork in all its varieties.”-F.
12 Lota molva (Cuvier) or Gadus molva (Linnæus). The ling, Asellus longus :
Way. Leenge, fysche, Lucius marinus : Promptorium. Norse laanga, Dan. lange, Du. linge, lenge, a kind of codfish: Wedgwood.-F. 18-13 Or any thing else thats feast for the
Fiend : Our Captaine, and wee, cry God save
the King, And send him good meate, and mirth
without end.-P. 72 of Masques,
Folio ed. 1640. 14 It should seem to mean James I. whose aversion to Tobacco is well known, as also to Pork-being a Scotchman.-P.
15 which he doth.-P.
16 James I.'s Counterblast to Tobacco was first printed in folio, as the King's work, in 1616. Harris says there was an earlier edition in quarto, without name or date.-F.
The Mode of ffrance.
[Page 193 of MS.]
heare the Mode of france
because wee are behind in mony.
I'll tell you the French way to put off duns :
? Let this everlasting Dun.-P.
3 Boots were formerly worn at Balls as Pumps now.-P.
4 currante.-P. current coin.-F.
Be not afrapd.
[Page 194 of MS.]
fairest! deny me not;
“BEE not affrayd thon fayrest, thou rarest
that euer was made! deny me not a kisse;
“I see that spyes, both peeping & creeping,
in eche corner lyes to hinder all our Ioyes ; but Cupidd shall see, & find them, & blind them
thatt hindrance wilbe to the getting of Boyés. Then lets, &c :/
Cupid will blind all spies.
You were made for me alone.
12 “Venus, Iupiter, faire nature, Dame creature,
Made thee for delight, but yett for none but I;
Let us embrace!
Man, you will enter me.
“Nay pish! nay fye! youle venter to enter!
a trespas soe high, youle wist were 4 vndone;
should any spie, theyle wonder, looke yonder ; 20 but youle not fly the place you haue begunn.
Then Lets, &c.
What will spies say?
1 Added by Percy.--F.
If you tell any one, I'm undone.
“Now you haue enioyed the Measure of pleasure,
indeed I['m] destroyed if you speake of it againe ; for women doe proue neclected, reiected,
when freedome of love is known to other men. Now you haue enioyed me, & all things be free, in faith youle vndoe me if a teltale you bee.
“ Then heeres my hart ! Ile euer endeuer
that wee will never part till death assignes the
time. were itt not you, beleeue me it wold greeue m[e]
to doo what I doo; that loue shold be a crime; but it is a fault of soe sweet a degree, that sure I am perswaded, court nor country be fr[ee.]”