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The Life of
 

mean time and eat your victuals; come, there
is sauce for it. [Strikes him again.] You called 36
me yesterday mountain-squire, but I will make
you to-day a squire of low degree. I pray you, fall
to: if you can mock a leek, you can eat a leek.

Gow. Enough, captain: you have astonished
him. 41

Flu. I say, I will make him eat some part of
my leek, or I will peat his pate four days. Bite,
I pray you; it is good for your green wound and
your ploody coxcomb. 45

Pist. Must I bite?

Flu. Yes, certainly, and out of doubt and
out of question too and ambiguities. 48

Pist. By this leek, I will most horribly re-
venge. I eat and eat, I swear—

Flu. Eat, I pray you: will you have some
more sauce to your leek? there is not enough
leek to swear by. 53

Pist. Quiet thy cudgel: thou dost see I eat.

Flu. Much good do you, scald knave, heart-
ily. Nay, pray you, throw none away; the
skin is good for your broken coxcomb. When
you take occasions to see leeks hereafter, I pray
you, mock at 'em; that is all.

Pist. Good. 60

Flu. Ay, leeks is good. Hold you, there is a
groat to heal your pate.

Pist. Me a groat!

Flu. Yes, verily and in truth, you shall take
it; or I have another leek in my pocket, which
you shall eat. 66


40 astonished: stunned (?)
45 coxcomb: head
62 groat: a coin worth fourpence