Scene VII.




VALENTINE, SCANDAL, TRAPLAND, JEREMY, STEWARD who whispers VALENTINE.

SCANDAL
Here's a dog now, a traitor in his wine: sirrah, refund the sack.--Jeremy, fetch him some warm water, or I'll rip up his stomach, and go the shortest way to his conscience.

TRAPLAND
Mr Scandal, you are uncivil; I did not value your sack; but you cannot expect it again when I have drunk it.

SCANDAL
And how do you expect to have your money again when a gentleman has spent it?

VALENTINE
You need say no more, I understand the conditions; they are very hard, but my necessity is very pressing: I agree to 'em. Take Mr Trapland with you, and let him draw the writing. Mr Trapland, you know this man: he shall satisfy you.

TRAPLAND
Sincerely, I am loth to be thus pressing, but my necessity -

VALENTINE
No apology, good Mr Scrivener, you shall be paid.

TRAPLAND
I hope you forgive me; my business requires -



Art of Worldly Wisdom Daily
In the 1600s, Balthasar Gracian, a jesuit priest wrote 300 aphorisms on living life called "The Art of Worldly Wisdom." Join our newsletter below and read them all, one at a time.
Email:
Sonnet-a-Day Newsletter
Shakespeare wrote over 150 sonnets! Join our Sonnet-A-Day Newsletter and read them all, one at a time.
Email: