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Come, let us in; for I will all this night Ride post until I come to Bacon’s cell.
Doth he not touch you? A second quarto was issued in by Elizabeth Allde ; the Q2 title page states that the play was “lately played by the Prince Palatine his Servants” — the Admiral’s Men in a later incarnation. The relationship between FBFB and other plays of its era, some of which may have served as sources, has been noted above. This glass prospective worketh many woes; And therefore seeing these brave lusty Brutes, These friendly youths, did perish by thine art, End all thy magic and thine art at once.
Think you that the watching of the Brazen Head craves no furniture! To Paris, Rheims, and stately Orleans.
Lacy, send how she fares, And spare no time nor cost to win her loves. Where be these vagabond knaves, that they attend no better on their master? I will, my lord, so execute this charge As if that Lacy were in love with her. Nay, now my master goes to conjuration, bwcon heed. But come with me; we’ll to my study straight.
O, woe is me for Peggy! Never before was’t known to Vandermast That friaf held devils in such obedient awe. What means the English prince to wrong my man? Hath not each eye that view’d thy pleasing face Surnamed thee Fair Maid of Fressingfield?
If this weather hold, we shall have hay good cheap, and butter and cheese at Harleston will bear no price. What say you, royal lordlings, to my friar? The figures begin to speak.
At Fressingfield, two farmers, Lambert and Serlsby approach the Keeper together, to ask for Margaret’s hand in marriage. I pass not of his frivolous speeches. Is not Ralph’s counsel good, Ned? Prince Edward, having ridden post to Fressingfield, meets the lovers. What, dost thou mock me? I live not, Lambert, to content the dead, Bugnay was I wedded but for life to her. Why, do you think I never carried twopenny chop before in my life? Now, English Harry, here begins the game; We shall see sport between these learned men.
Gramercies, Peggy; look for me ere long.
That the Bocardos, Like peasants and elves, Are meet for themselves. Gramercies, lordings; old Plantagenet, That rules and sways the Albion diadem, With tears discovers these conceived joys, And vows requital, if his men-at-arms, The wealth of England, or due honours done To Elinor, may quite his favourites.
Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay
Thus, rulers of our academic state. Ever be well, but never in my thoughts. Why, ajd watch’d you her, my lord? By my troth, Margaret, here’s a weather is able to make a man call his father whoreson. Stand to him, Bungay, charm this Vandermast, And I will use thee as a royal king. And, Sirrah Lacy, buy me a thousand thousand million of fine bells.