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Mr. Frampton. Recollection is feldom of use to our friends, though it may sometimes be ferviceable to ourselves. .
Fram. Take advantage of your own expression, my lord, and recollect yourself. Born and educated as I have been, å gentleman, how have you injured both you self and me, by admitting and uniting in the fame confidence, your rafcally servant !
Lo. Eust. The exigency of my situation is a fufficient excuse to myself, and ought to have been so to the man who called himself my friend.
Fram. Have a care, my lord, of uttering the least doubt upon that subject ; for could I think you once mean enough to suspect the sincerity of my attachment to you, it must vanilh at that instant.
Lo. Eust. The proofs of your regard have been ratker painful of late, Mr. Frampton.. FRAM.. When I fee
of cipice, is that a time for compliment ? Shall I not rudely. rulh forward, and drag him from it? Just in that state you are at present, and I will strive to save you. Virtue may languish in a noble heart, and fuffer her rival, vice, to ufurp her power ;- but bafeness-muft not enter, or she flies for ever. The man who has forfeited his own esteem, thinks all the world has the same consciousness, and therefore is what he deserves to be, a wretch.
LD.- Eust. Oh,,Frampton ! you have lodged a dagger in
FRUM. No, - my dear Enftace, I have saved you
from one, from your own reproaches, by preventing your being guilty of a meanness, which you could never have forgiven yourself. LD. EUst, Can you forgive me, and be still my
Fram. As firmly as I have ever been, my
lord. -But le: us, at present, haften to get rid of the mean business we are engaged in, and forward the letters we have no right to actain.
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Pow, my co-mates and brothers in exile,
Hath not old custom made this life more sweet
-Come, shall we go, and kill us venison !
The melancholy Jaques grieves at that ;
Duke. But what said Jaques ?
Lord. O yes, into a thousand fimilies,
Upon that poor and broken bankrupt there?
Duke. And did you leave him in this contemplations?
LORD. We did, my Lord, weeping and commenting Upon the fobbing deer.
Duke. Show me the place ; I love to cope
him in these fullen fits, For then he's full of matter. Lord. I'll bring you to him straight.
That your poor
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friends must woo your company? What? you look merrily.
JAQ. A fool, a fool ;-I met a fool i th’ forest,
And looking on it with lack-lustre eye,
fince it was nine,
Duke. What fool is this.
JAQ. O worthy fool! one that hath been a courtier, And says, if ladies be but young and fair, They have the gift to know it : and in his brain, Which is as dry as the remainder-bisket After a voyage, he hath ftrange places cramn'a With obfervations, the which he vents, In mangled forms. O that I were a fool ! I am ambitious for a motley coat.
Duke. Thou shalt have one.
JHQ. It is my only suit ; Provided that you weed your better judgments Of all opinion, that grows rank in them, That I am wife. I must have liberty Withal, as large a charter as the wind, To blow, on whom I please ; for so fools have, And they that are moft galled with my folly They most must laugh. And why, Sir, muft they so?