Enter Foyes, and Martia, and Be sha.
Foyes. Come on faire daughter fall to your worke of
mind, and make your body fit to imbrace the body of this
145Gentlemans, tis art: happy are they say I.
Be. I prote st sir you speake the be st that euer I heard.
Fo. I pray sir take acquaintance of my daughter.
Be. I do de sire you of more acquaintance.
Fo. Why do stnot thou say yea, and I the same of you?
150 Mar. That euery body sayes.
Fo. O you would be singular.
Mar. Single indeede.
Fo. Single indeede thats a prety toy,
Your betters dame beare double, and so shall you.
155 Be. Exceeding prety, did you marke it forsooth?
Mar. What should I marke forsooth?
Be. Your bearing double, which equificate is & hath
a fit illu sion to a horse that beares double, for your good
father meanes you shall indure your single life no longer,
160not in worse sence then bearing double forsooth.
Mar. I crie you mercy, you know both belike.
Be. Knowlege forsooth is like a horse, and you that can
beare double: it nouri sheth both Bee and Spider, the Bee
honnisuckle, the Spider poyson, I am that Bee.
165 Mar. I thought so by your stinging witte.
Be, Lady I am a Bee without a sting, no way hurting
any, but good to all, and before all, to your sweete selfe.
Fo. Afore God daughter, thou art not worthy to heare
him speake: but who comes here? Enter Colinet.
170 Co. God saue you sir.
Fo. You are welcome sir for ought that I know yet.
Co. I hope I shall be so still sir.
Fo. What is your bu sines sir, and then Ile tell you?
Co. Mary thus sir, the Counte s s e Morene intreats your
175faire daughter to beare her company this fore-noone.
Fo. This forenoone sir, doth my Lord or Lady send for
her I pray?
Co. My Lady I a s s ure you.
Fo. My Lady you a s s ure me, very wel sir, yet that house
180is full of gallant Gentlemen, dangerous thornes to pricke
yong maides I can tell you.
Co. There are none but hone st and honourable Gen-
tlemen.
Fo. Al is one sir for that, Ile tru st my daughter with any
185man, but no man with my daughter, only your selfe Mon-
ser Be sha, whom I wil intreat to be her gardian, & to bring
her home againe.
Co. I will waite vpon her, and it please you.
Fo No sir, your weight vpō her wil not be so good: here
190Monser Be sha I deliuer my daughter vnto you a perfect
maide, and so I pray you looke well vnto her.
Co. Farewell Monser Foyes.
Be sh . I warrant Ile looke vnto her wel enough.
Mi stris will it please you to preambulate.
195 Ma. With all my heart. Exeunt.