Ho! Histrio! I thought a presse had swallowed you all,
tis so long since I saw a Comedie: haue you not for want
of exercise forgot your quality? Can you stroddle as wide,
and talke as loud as you were wont to doe?
Wee will Sir stretch legs and mouth to doe your seruice; though
in this dead vacation the one hath beene onely employed in
the others errands; the feet had little else to doe but
to walke away the stomacke.
Well I am glad the gagg is out of your mouth; wee
haue had a great dearth of witt all ouer the tauernes
and ordinaryes, for want of new wordes, and had you been
longer suppresst, wee must either haue new studyed
Eupheus, or returned to Greene's Arcadia, or haue
cald in fidlers and said nothing - drinking in silence
would haue come up againe.
It has beene a wretched time with us I'me sure all
ouer the towne, such an alteration cleane through 'um.
A fellow that has been big enough to play Hercules, is
fal . . .