Every Man Out of His Humour
ASPER, the Presenter.
PUNTARVOLO, -- his Lady. -- Waiting Gent. -- Huntsman.
-- Servingmen. -- Dog and Cat.
FASTIDIOUS BRISK, -- Cinedo, his Page.
DELIRO, FALLACE, -- Fido, their Servant. -- Musicians.
SORDIDO. -- His Hind.
FUNGOSO. -- Tailor, Haberdasher, Shoemaker
SHIFT. -- Rustics.
CLOVE, ORANGE. -- A Groom. -- Drawers. -- Constable, and Officers.
GREX. -- CORDATUS -- MITIS.
THE CHARACTERS OF THE PERSONS
ASPER, he is of an ingenious and free spirit, eager and constant in reproof,
without fear controlling the world's abuses. One whom no servile hope of gain, or
frosty apprehension of danger, can make to be a parasite, either to time, place,
MACILENTE, a man well parted, a sufficient scholar, and travelled; who, wanting
that place in the world's account which he thinks his merit capable of, falls into
such an envious apoplexy, with which his judgment is so dazzled and distasted,
that he grows violently impatient of any opposite happiness in another.
PUNTARVOLO, a vain-glorious knight, over-englishing his travels, and wholly
consecrated to singularity; the very Jacob's staff of compliment; a sir that hath
lived to see the revolution of time in most of his apparel. Of presence good
enough, but so palpably affected to his own praise, that for want of flatterers he
commends himself, to the floutage of his own family. He deals upon returns, and
strange performances, resolving, in despite of public derision, to stick to his own
fashion, phrase, and gesture.
CARLO BUFFONE, a public, scurrilous, and profane jester, that more swift than
Circe, with absurd similes, will transform any person into deformity. A good feast-
hound or banquet-beagle, that will scent you out a supper some three miles off,
and swear to his patrons, damn him! he came in oars, when he was but wafted
over in a sculler. A slave that hath an extraordinary gift in pleasing his palate,