[To them] SIR SAMPSON, MRS FRAIL, MISS PRUE, and SERVANT.
SIR SAMPSON LEGEND
Is Ben come? Odso, my son Ben come? Odd, I'm glad on't.
Where is he? I long to see him. Now, Mrs Frail, you shall see my
son Ben. Body o' me, he's the hopes of my family. I han't seen him
these three years--I warrant he's grown. Call him in, bid him make
haste. I'm ready to cry for joy.
Now Miss, you shall see your husband.
Pish, he shall be none of my husband. [Aside to Frail.]
Hush. Well he shan't; leave that to me. I'll beckon Mr
Tattle to us.
Won't you stay and see your brother?
We are the twin stars, and cannot shine in one sphere; when he
rises I must set. Besides, if I should stay, I don't know but my
father in good nature may press me to the immediate signing the deed
of conveyance of my estate; and I'll defer it as long as I can.
Well, you'll come to a resolution.
I can't. Resolution must come to me, or I shall never have
Come, Valentine, I'll go with you; I've something in my head
to communicate to you.