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I Lord. None, in the world ? But return with an
invention, and clap upon you two or three probable

lies : but we hare almost emboss'd him, yon shall
see his fall to-night ; for, indeed, he is not for your

SCENE 1.-Without the Florentine Camp, ladyship's respect.

Enter first LORD, with fire or sir SOLDIERS in 2 Lord. We'll make you some sport with the fox

ambush. ere we case him t. He was first smoked by the old lord Lafue: when his disguise and he is parted, tell hedge corner: when you sally upon him, speak

1 Lord. He can come no other way but by this me what a sprat you shall find him; which this very night.

what terrible language you will; though you underI Lord. I must go look my twigs; he shall be

stand it not yourselves, no matter : for we must not

seem to understand him ; unless some ohe among caught. Ber. Your brother, he shall go along with me.

us, whom we must produce for an interpreter. I Lord. As't please your lordship: I'll leave you.

| Sold. Good captain, let me be the interpreter. (Erit.

1 Lord. Art not acquainted with him ? Knows he

not thy voice?
Ber. Now I will lead you to the house, and shew

1 Sold. No, Sir, I warrant you.
The lass I spoke of.

i Lord. But what linsy-woolsy hast thou to speak 2 Lord. But, you say, she's honest,

to us again? Ber. That's all the fault: I sopke with her but

Sold. Even such as you speak to me.

1 Lord. He must think us some band of strangers, once, And found her wondrous cold ; but I sent to her,

i' the adversary's entertainment.. Now he hath a By this same coxcomb that we have i'the wind,

smack of all neighbouring languages; therefore we Tokens and letters which she did re-send ;

must every one be a man of his own fancy, not to And this is all I have done : she's a fair creature;

know what we speak one to another; so we seem Will you go see her?

to know, is to know straight our purpuse : chough's 2 Lord. With all my heart, my lord. (Exeunt.

language, gabble enough, anıl good enough. Asker

you, interpreter, you must seein very politic. But SCENE VII.- Florence.-A Room in the Widow's couch, ho! Here he comes; to beguile two hours is House.

a sleep, and then to return and swear the lies be


Hel. If yon misdoubt me that I am not she,
I know not how I shall assure you further,

Par. Ten o'clock : within these three hours 'twill
But I shall lose the grounds I work upon i.

be time enough to go home.

What shall I say I Wid. Though my estate be fallen, I was well born, that carries it: they begin to smoke me; and dis

have done? It must be a very plausive invention Nothing acquainted with these businesses ; And would not put my reputation now

graces have of late knock'd too often at my door. In any staining act.

I tind, my tongue is too fool hardy; but my heart Hei. Nor would I wish you.

hath the fear of Mars before it, and of his creatures, First, give me trust, the count he is my husband ;

not daring the reports of my tongue. And, what to your sworn counsel I have spoken,

1 Lord. This is the first truth that e'er thine ova Is so, from word to word; and then you cannot,

tongue was guilty of.

(Aside. By the good aid that I of you shall borrow,

Par. What the devil should move me to underErr in bestowing it.

take the recovery of this drum; being not ignorant Wid. I should believe you ;

of the impossibility, and knowing I had no such For you have shew'd me that, which well approves purpose ? I must give myself some hurts, and say, I You are great in fortune.

got them in exploit: yet slight ones will not carry Hel. Take this purse of gold,

it: they will say, Came you off with so little! And And let me buy your friendly help thus far,

great ones I dare not give. Wheretore? What's the Which I will over-pay, and pay again,

instance + ? Tongue, I must put you into a batterWhen I have found it. The count he wooes your if you prattle me into these perils.

woman's mouth, and buy another of Bajazet's male, daughter, Lays down his wanton siege before her beauty,

i Lord. Is it possible, he should know what he is, Resolves to carry her; let her, in fine, consent,

and be that he is?

(Aside. As we'll direct her how 'tis best to bear it,

Par. I would the cutting of my garments would Now his important ý blood will nought deny

serve the turn; or the breaking of my Spanish That she'll demand: a ring the county || wears,

sword. That downward hath succeeded in his house,

1 Lord. We cannot afford you so. (Aside. From son to son, some four or five descents

Par. Or the baring of my beard ; and to say, it
Since the first father wore it: this ring he holds was in stratagem.
In most rich choice; yet, in his idle fire,

1 Lord. 'Twould not do.

[Aside. To buy his will, it would not seem too dear,

Par. Or to drown my clothes, and say, I was Howe'er repented after.

stripp'd. Wid. Now I see

i Lord. Hardly serve.

(A side. The bottom of your purpose.

Par. Though I swore I leap'd from the window Hel. You see it lawful then : it is no more,

of the citadel But that your daughter, ere she seems as won,

I Lord. How deep?

[Aside. Desires this ring; appoints him an encounter; Par. Thirty fathom. In fine, delivers me to fill the time,

i Lord. Tliree great oaths would scarce make Herself most chastely absent: after this,

that be believed.

(A side. To marry her, I'll add three thousand crowns

Par. I would, I had any drum of the enemy's;
To what is past already.

I would swear, 1 recover'd'it.
Wid, I have yielded :

1 Lord, You shall hear one anon.

(A side. Instruct my daughter how he shall persever,

Par. A drum now of the enemy's!
That time and place, with this deceit so lawful,

[Alarum within. May prove coherent. Every night he comes

1 Lord. Throca movou sus, cargo, cargo, cargo. With musics of all sorts, and songs composed

All. Cargo, cargo, villianda par corbo, carga To her unworthiness: it nothing steads us,

Par. O! ransome, ransome :--Do not hide mine To chide him from our eaves; for he persists,

eyes. [They seize him and blindfold hun. As if his life lay on't.

1 Sold. Boskos thromuldo boskos. Hel. Why then, to-night

Par. I know you are the Musko's regiment, Let us assay our plot; which, if it speed,

And I shall lose my life for want of language: Is wicked meaning in a lawful deed,

If there be here German, or Dane, low Dutch,
And lawful meaning in a lawful act;

Italian, or French, let him speak to me,
Where both not sin, and yet a sinful fact:

I will discover that which shall undo
But let's about it.

Exeunt. The Florentine.

1 Sold. Boskos tarrado, • Hunted him down.

I understand thee, and can speak tuy tongue:• Before we strip him naked.

kerilybunto :-Sir,
1. e. By discovering herself to the count.

Hi.e. Count. • Toreign troops in an enemy's pay. The proof,

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Betake thee to thy faith, for seventeen poniards Ber. It is an honour 'longing to our house,
Are at thy bosom.

Bequeathed down from many ancestors;
Par. Oh!

Which were the greatest obloquy i' the world 1 Sold. O, pray, pray, pray

In me to lose. Manka rerania duiche.

Dia. Mine honour's such a ring :
I Lord. Oscorbi dulchos volivorca.
i Sold. The general is content to spare thee yet; Bequeathed down from many ancestors;

My chastity's the jewel of our house,
And, hood-wink'd as thou art, will lead thee on Which were the greatest obloquy i' the world
To gather from thee : haply, thou may'st inform In me to lose : thus your own proper wisdom
Something to save thy life.

Brings in the champion honour on my part,
Par. 0, let me live,

Against your vain assault.
And all the secrets of our camp I'll shew,

Ber. Here, take my ring :
Their force, their purposes : nay, I'll speak that Mine house, mine honour, yea, my life be thine,
Which you will wonder at.

And i'll be bid by thee. | Sold. But wilt thou faithfully?

Dia. When midnight comes, knock at my chamPar. If I do not, damn me.

ber window ; I Sold. Acordo linta.

I'll order take, my mother shall not hear. Come on, thou art granted space.

Now will I charge you in the band of truth, [Erit, with Parolles, guarded. When you have conquerd my yet maiden bed, I Lord. Go, tell the count Rousillon and my bro- Remain there but an hour, nor speak to ne : ther,

My reasons are most strong; and you shall know We have caught the woodcook, and will keep him

them, muftled,

When back again this ring shall be deliver'd : Till we do hear from them.

And on your finger, in the night, I'll put 2 Sold. Captain, I will.

Another ring ; that, what in time proceeds, 1 Lord. He will betray us all unto ourselves; May token to the future our past deeds. Inform 'em that.

Adieu, till then ; then, fail not: you have won 2 Sol. So I will, Sir.

A wife of me, though there my hope be done.
1 Lord. Till then, I'll keep him dark, and safely Ber. A heaven on earth I have won, by wooing,



Dia. For which live long to thank both heaven SCENE II.-Florence.-A Room in the Widow's

and me!

You may so in the end.-
Enter BERTRAM and Diana.

My mother told me just how he would woo,

As if she sat in his heart; she says, all men
Ber. They told me, that your name was Fontibell. Have the like oaths : he had sworn to marry me,
Dia. No, my good lord, Diana.

When his wife's dead; therefore l’il lie with hini,
Ber. Titled goddess;

When I am buried. Since Frenchmen are so braid,
And worth it, with addition! But, fair soul,
In your fine frame hath love no quality ?

Marry that will, l'll live and die a maid :

Only, in this disguise, I think't no sin If tbe quick fire of youth light not your mind,


To cozen him, that would unjustly win.
You are no maiden, but a monument:
When you are dead, you should be such a one

SCENE III.-The Florentine Camp.
As you are now, for you are cold and stern;

Enter the tuo French LORDS, and two or three
And now you should be as your mother was,

When your sweet self was got.
Dia. She then was honest.

1 Lord. You have not given him his mother's Ber. So should you be,

letter? Dia. No:

2 Lord. I have deliver'd it an hour since: there My mother did but duity; such, my lord,

is something in't that stings his nature ; for, on the As you ove to your wife.

reading it, he changed almost into another man. Ber. No more of that!

I Lord. He has much worthy blame laid upon I pr’ythee, do not strive against my vows: him, for shaking off so good a wife, and so sweet a I was compellid to her ; but I love thee

lady: By love's own sweet cor straint, and will for ever

2. Lord. Especially he hath incurrd the everlast. Do thee all rights of service.

ing displeasure of the king, who had even tuned Dia. Ay, so you serve us,

his bounty to sing happiness to him. I will tell you Till we serve you : but when you have our roses,

a thing, but you shall let it dwell darkly with you. You barely leave our thorns to prick ourselves,

1 Lord. When you have spoken it, 'tis dead, and And mock us with our bareness.

I am the grave of it. Ber. How have I sworn 1

2 Lord. He hath perverted a young gentlewoman Dia. 'Tis not the many oaths, that make the here in Florence, of a most chaste renown; and truth;

this night he fleshes his will in the spoil of her ho But the plain single vow, that is vow'd true. nour: he hath given her his monumental ring, and What is not holy, that we swear pot by,

thinks himself made in the unchaste composition. But take the Highest to witness t: then pray you tell

1 Lord. Now, God delay our rebellion ; as we are me,

ourselves, what things are we !

And as in the
If I should swear by Jove's great attributes,

2 Lord. Merely our own traitors.
I loved you dearly, would you believe my oaths, common course of all treasons, we still see them
When I did love you ill? This has no holding, reveal themselves, till they obtain to their abhorred
To swear by him whom I protest to love,

end ; so he, that in this action contrives against his That I will work against him: therefore, your oaths own nobility, in his proper stream o'erflows himself. Are words, and poor conditions ; but unseal'd ;

1 Lord. Is it not meant damnable + in us, to be At least, in my opinion.

trumpeters of our unlawful intents? We shall not Ber. Change it, change it ;

then have his company to-night? Be not so holy-cruel : love is holy;

2 Lord. Not till aiter midnight; for he is dieted to And niy mtegrity ne'er knew the crafts,

his hour. That you do charge men with : stand no more off, 1 Lord. That approaches apace: I would gladly But give thyself unto my sick desires,

have him see his company i anatomized ; that he Who then recover : say, thou art mine, and ever might take a measure of his own judgments, My love, as it begins, shall so persever.

wherein so curiously he had set this counterfeit. Dia. I see, that men make hopes, in such affairs, 2 Lord. We will not meddle with him till he That we'll forsake ourselves. Give me that ring.

come ;

for his presence must be the whip of the Ber. I'll lend it thee, my dear, but have no other. power

1 Lord. In the mean time, what hear you of these To give it from me.

wars! Dia. Will you not, my lord ?

2 Lord. I hear, there is an overture of peace.

1 Lord. Nay, I assure you, a peace concluded. • i. €. Against his determined resolution never to cohabi! with Helena.

• Crafty, deceitful. + The sense is we never swear by what is not + Here, as elsewhere, used as an adverb. holy, bat take to witness the Highest, the Divinity. For companion.

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2 Lord. What will count Rousillon do then? Will I Sold. He calls for the tortures; what will you he travel higher, or return again into France ? say without 'em ?

I Lord. I perceive, by this demand, you are not Par. I will confess what I know without con altogether of his council.

straint; if ye pinch me like a pasty, I can say vo 2 Lord. Let it be forbid, Sir! So should I be a more. great deal of his act.

I Sold. Bosko chimurcho. i Lord. Sir, his wife, some two months since, fed 2 Lord. Boolibindo chicurmurco. from his house; her pretence is a pilgrimage to | Sold. You are a mercitul general :- Our general Saint Jaques le grand ; which holy undertaking, bids you answer to what I shall ask you out of a pole. with most austere sanctimony, she accomplisti'd : Pur. And truly, as I hope o live. and, there residing, the tenderness of her nature I Sold. First demand of him hore many horse the became as a prey to her griet'; in tine, made a groan duke is strong. What say you to that! of her last breath, and now she sings in heaven. Par. Five or six thousand; but very weak and 2 Lord. How is this justified !

unserviceable: the troops are all scalter'd, and the I Lord. The stronger part of it by her own let commanders very poor rogues, upon my reputation ters; which makes her story true, even to the point and credit, and as I hope to live. of her death : her death itself, which could not be i Sold. Shall I set down your answer so? her office to say, is come, was faithtully contirm'd Par. Do; I'll take the sacrament on'l, how and by the rector of the place.

which way you will 2 Lord. Hath the count all this intelligence? Ber. Ali's one lo him. What a past-saving slave

1 Lord. Ay, and the particular confirmations, is this! point from point, to the full arming of the verily. I Lord. You are deceived, my lord ; this is mon

? Lord. I am heartily sorry, that he'll be glad of sieur Parolles, the gallant militarisi, (that was his this.

own phrase,) that had the whole theorie of war 1 Lord. How mightily, sometimes, we make us the kind of his scart, and the practice in the chape+ com torts of our losses !

of his dagger. 2 Lord. And how mightily, some other times, we 2 Lord, I will never trust a man again, for keepdrown our gain in tears! The great digority, that hising his sword clean; nor believe he can have evey valour hath here acquired for him, shall at home thing w him, by wearing his apparel neatly. be encounter'd with a shame as ample.

1 Sold. Well, that's set down. I Lord. The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, Pur. Five or six thousand horse, I said, -I will good and ill together: our virties would be proud, say true,-or thereabouts, set down,-ior I'll speas it our taulls whipp'd them not; and our crimes truth. would despair, if they were not cherish'd by our | Lord. Hi's very near the truth in this. virtues.

Ber. But I con hún no thanks for it, in the nature

he delivers it. Enter a SERVANT.

Par. Poor rogues, I pray you, say: How now? Where's your naster?

1 Sold. Well, that's sel down. Serv. He met the duke in the street, Sir, of whom

Par. I humbly thank you, Sir: a truth's a truth, he hath taken a 'solemu leave; his lordship will the rogues are marvellous poor. next morning for France. The duke hath offer'd

i Soid. Demand of him, of what strength they are hii letters of commendations to the king.

a-foot. What say you to that? 2 Lord. They shall be no more than needful

Pur. By my troih, Sir, if I were to live this prethere, if they were more than they can comniend.

sent hour, I will tell true. Let me see : Spurio a

hundred and fitty, Sebastian so many, Coranibus so Enter BERTRAM.

many, Jaques so many ; Guiltian, Cosmo, Lodowick, 1 Lord. They cannot be too sweet for the king's and Gratii, two hundred tiity each : mine own tartness. Here's his lordship now. How now, my

company, Chitopher, Vinmond, Bentii, two hundred lord, is't not alter midnight?

and tilty each : so that the muster-tile, rotten and Ber. I have to-nizhi despatch'd sixteen businesses, sound, upon my life, amounts not to filteeu thoua month's length a-piece, by an abstract of success: sand poll; halt of which dare not shake the snow I have conge'd with the drike, done my adieu with from off their cassocks 1, lest they shake themselves his nearest ; buried a wife, mourn'd for her ; writ

to pieces.

Ber. What shall be done to him ? to my lady mother, I am returning; entertain'd my convoy; and, between these main parcels of des.

1 Lord. Nothing, but let him have thanks. De patch, effected many nicer needs; the last was the mand of him my conditionsý, and what credit I have greatest, but that I have not ended yet.

with the duke. 2 Lord. If the business be of any difficulty, and

I Sol. Well, that's set down. You shall demand this morning your departure hence, it requires haste of him, whether one Captain Dumain be i' the camp, of your lordship.

á Frenchman ; what his reputation is with the dake, Ber. I mean, ihe business is not ended, as fearing what his valvur, honesty, und expertness in wars: to hear of it hereafter: but shall we have this dia. or whether he thinks it were not possible, with welllogue between the fool and the soldier ?-Ceme, weighing sums of gold, to corrupt him to a revolt. bring forth this counterfeit module •; he has de

What say you to this ? What do you know of int ceivel ine, like a double-meaning prophesier.

Par. I beseech you let me answer to the parti2 Lord. Bring him forth: (Ereunt Soldiers) he cular of the intergatories || : demand them singly, has sat in the stocks all night, poor gallant knave.

1 Sold. Do you know this captain Dumain ? Ber. No matter; his heels have deserved it, in

Par. I know him: he was a botcher's 'prentice usurping his spurst so long. How does he carry

in Paris, from whence he was whipp'd for getting himself?

the sheriff's fool with child; a dumb innocent, I Lord. I have told your lordship already; the

that could not say him, nay. stocks carry him. But, to answer you as you would

(Dumain lists up his hand in anger. be understood; he weeps, like a wench that had Der. Nay, by your leave, hold your hands; shed her milk! he hath confess'd himself to Mor: though I know, his brains are forfeit" to the next gan, whom he supposes to be a friar, from the time

uile that falls. of his remembrance, to this very instant disaster of

I Sold. Well, is this captain in the duke of Flohis setting ithe stocks : and what think you he

rence's camp? bath confessid?

Par. Upon my knowledge, he is, and lousy. Ber. Nothing of me, has he?

1 Lord. Nay, look not so upon me; we shall hear 2 Lord. His confession is taken, and it shall be of your Lordship anon. read to his face : if your lordship be in't, as I be

I sold. What is his reputation with the duke? lieve you are, you must liave the patience to hear it.

Pur. The duke knows him tor no other but a poor

officer of mine ; and writ to me this other day, to Re-enter SOLDIERS, with PAROLLES.

turn him out o' the band : I think, I have his lei

ler in my pocket. Ber. A plague upon him! Muffled ! He can say nothing of me; huish! Hush !

• Theory.

+ The point of the scabbard. 1 Lord. Hoodman comes !Porto tartarossa.

Cassock then signified a borseman's loose coat.

Disposition and character. • Model, pattern.

For interrogatories. + An allusion to the degradation of a knight by het off his spurs.

An idiot under the care of the sheritt. ** A natural fool.

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1 Sold. Marry, we'll search.

2 Lord. Why does he ask him of me? Par. In good sadness, I do not know ; either it is 1 Sold. What's he? there, or it is upon a file, with the duke's other let- Par. E'en a crow of the same nest; not altogether ters in my tent.

so great as the first in goodness, but greater agitat 1 Sold. Here 'tis: here's a paper ? Shall I read deal in evil. He excels his brother for a coward, it to you?

set huis brother is reputed one of the best that is : Par. I do not know, if it be it, or no.

in a retreat he outruns any lackey ; marry, in coin. Rer. Our interpreter does it well.

ing on he has the crampi. 1 Lord. Excellently.

i Solit. If your lite be saved, will you undertake I Sol. Dian. The count's a fool, and full of gold,- to betray thé Fiorentine?

Pur. That is not the duke's lelier, Sir; that is an Par. Ay, and the captain of his horse, count advertisement lo a proper maid in Florence, one Rousillon. Diana, to take heed of the allurement of one count I Sold. I'll whisper with the general, and know Rousillon, a foolish idle boy, but, fir all that, very his pleasure. ruttish : 1 pray you, Sir, pul it up again.

Par. i'll no more drumming; a plague of all 1 Suld. Nay, I'll read it first, by your favour. drums !- Only to seein u deser'e weit, mua to be

Pur. My meaning in', ! protest, was very honest guide the supposition of that lascivious young boy in the cehalt of the maid : tor I knew the young the count, have I run inw this danger :-Yrt, who count to be a dangerous and lascivious boy; who is a would have suspected an ambusha where I was whale to virginity, and devours up all the fry it tinds. taken?

(4.side. Ber. Damnable, both sides rogue !

1 Sold. There is no remedy, Sir, but you must die : I Sold. When he swears ouths, oid him drop gold, the general says, you, that have sa trail runsiy disand take it ;

covered the secrets of your army, and made such After he scores, he never pays the score:

pestilerous reports of men very nobly held, can Halj' uon, is match well made ; match, and well serve the world for no honest up; therefore you make it ;

must die. Come, headsmen, oft with his head. He ne'er pays after debts, take it before ;

Par. O Lord, Sir; let me live, or let me see my And say, a soldier, Dian, told thee this,

death! Men ure to mell with, boys are not to kiss :

I Sol. That shall you, and take your leave of all For count of this, the count's a fool, I know it, your friends.

(Unmutning him. Who pays before, but not when he does one it. So, Jook about you :-Know you any here? Thine, as he vow'd to thee in thine ear,

Ber. Good morrow, noble captain.

Parolles. 2 Lord. God bless you, captain Parolles. Ber. He shall be whipp'd through the army, with 1 Lord. God save you, nobie captain. this rhyme in his forehead.

2 Lord. Caplain, what greeting will you to my 2 Lord. This is your devoted friend, Sir, the mani. lord Lateu? I am tor France. fold linguist, and the armiputevt soldier.

1 Lord. Good captain, will you give me a copy of Ber. I could endure any thing before but a cat, the sonnet you writ to Diana in behalt of the count and now he's a cat to me.

Rousillon ? An I were not a very coward, I'd com1 Sold. I perceive, Sir, by the general's looks, we pel it of you ; but lare you well. shall be fain to hang you.

(Eseunt Bertram, Lords, &c. Par. My lite, Sır, in any case : not that I am I Sold. You are undone, captain ; all but your afraid to die;, but that, my ollences being many, I scarf, that has a knot on't yel. would repent out the remainder of nature: let me Pur. Who cannot be crushid with a plot? live, Sir, in a dungeon, i' the stocks, or any where, 1 Sold. If you could tind out a country where but so I may live.

women were that had received so much shame, you 1 Sold. We'll see what may be done. 50 vou cou might begin an impudent nation. Fare !ou well, fess freely ; therefore, once more to this captain Sir; I am for France wo, we shall speak of you Dumain :-You have answer'd to his reputation there.

Erit. with the duke, and to his valour :-What is bis

Par. Yet I ain thankful: if viy heart were great, honesty?

'Twould burst at this :-Captam I'll be no more ; Par. He will steal, Sir, an egg out of a cloister+; But I will eat and drink, and sleep as suit for rapes and ravishments he parallels Nessast. He As captain shall : simply the thing I am professes not keeping of oaths; in breaking them, Shall make me live. Who known bmself a braggart, he is stronger than Hercules. He will lie, Sir, with Let him fear this; for it will come lu pass, such volubility, that you would think truth were a That every braggart shall be found an ass. fool: drunkenness is luis best virtue; for he will be Rust, sword! Cool blushes! And, Parolles, the swine drunk; and in his sleep he does little harm, Satest in shame! Being Tool'l, be toolers Unive! save to his bed-clothes about him ; but they know there's place, and means, for every man alive, his conditions, and lay him in straw. I have but I'll after them.

Jittle more to say, Sir, of his honesty: he has every
thing that an honest man should not have; what an SCENE IV.-Florence.- A Room in the Widow's
honest man should have, he has nothing.

I Lord. I begin to love him for this.
Ber. For this description of thine honesty? A pox

Enter HELENA, Widow, and DIANA. upon him for me, he is more and more a cat.

Hel. That you may well perceive I have not 1 Sold. What say you to his expertness in war?

wrong'd you, Par. Paith, Sir, he has led the drum before the One of the greatest in the Christian world English tragedians,- to belie him, I will not,-and Shall be my surely ; 'lore whose throne, 'uis needful, more of his soldiership I know not; except, in that Ere I can perfect mine intents, to kneel: country, he had the honour to be the oiticer at à Time was, I did him a desired othce, place there, called Mile-end, to instruct for the Dear almost as his life; which gratitude doubling of files: I would do the man what honour Throughi d'inty Tartar's bosom would peep'forth, I can, but of this I am not certain.

And answer, thanks : I duly am informiri, 1 Lord. He hath out-villaiu'd villainy so far, that His grace is at Marseilles; to which place the rarity redeems him.

We have con enient convoy. You must know,
Ber. A pox on him! He's a cat still.

I am supposed dead: the ailny breaking,
1 Sold. His qualities being at this poor price, 1 My husband lies him home; where, bearen arding,
need not ask you, if gold will corrupt him to revolt. And by the leave of my good lord the king,

Par. Sir, for a quart d'ecu g he will sell the fee. We'll be, betore our welcome, simple of his salvation, the inberitance of it; and Wid. Gentle madam, cut the entail froin all remainders, and a perpetual You never had a servant, to whose trust succession for it perpetually.

Your business was more welcome. I Sold. What's his brother, the other captain Du- Hel. Nor you, mistress, main ?

Ever a friend, whose thoughts more truly labour

To recompence your love; douti not, tui heaven • i. e. A match well made is half won ; make Hath brought me up to be your daughter's dower, your match therefore, but make it well.

As it halh tated her to be my motivet
+ i. e. He will steal any thing, however trilling, And helper to a husband. But strange nen!
from any place however 'holy.

That can such sweet use make of what they hate,
The Centaur killed by Hércules.
The fourth part of the smaller French crown. • To deceive the opinion.

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When saucy • trusting of the cozen'd thoughts Laf. A shrewd knave, and an unhappy.
Defiles the pitcby night! So lust doth play

Count. So he is. My lord, that's gone, made hin-
With what it loaihs, for that which is away : self much sport out of him : by his authority he
But more of this hereafter :- You, Diana,

remains here, which he thinks is a patent for his Under my poor instructions yet must suffer

sauciness ; and indeed, he has no pace, but runs Something in my behalf.

where he will. Dia. Let death and honesty +

Laf. I like him well; 'tis not amiss : and I was Go with your impositions I, I am yours

about to tell youSince I heard of the good lady's Upon your will to suffer.

death, and that my lord your son was upon his Hel. Yet, I pray you,

return home, I moved the king my master, to speak But with the word, the time will bring on summer, in the behalf of my daughter ; which, in the miWhen briars shall have leaves, as well as thorns, nority of them both, his majesty, out of a selfAnd be as sweet as sharp. We must away ;

gracious remembrance, did first propose : his higbOur waggon is prepared, and time revives us : ness hath promised me to do it: and, to stop up the All's well that ends well: -Still the fine'sg the crown; displeasure he hath conceived against your sen, Whate'er the course, the end is the renown. there is no fitter matter. How does your ladysłup

[Exeunt. like it?

Count. With very much content, my lord, and
SCENE V.-Rousillon.-A Room in the Countess's I wish it happily etected.

Laf. His highness comes post from Marseilles, of

as able body as when he number'd thirty ; he will Enter COUNTESS, LAFEU, and Clown.

be here to-nwrrow, or I am deceived by hiin that in Laf. No, no, no, your son was misled with a snipt. such intelligence hath seldom fail'd. taffa ta fellow there'; whose villainous saffron || would Count. It rejoices me, that I hope I shall see him have made all the unbaked and doughy youth of ere I die. I have letters, that my son will be here a nation in his colour : your daughter-in-law had to-night: I shall beseech your lordship, to remain been alive at this hour; and your son here at home, with me till they meet together. more advanced by the king, than by that red-tail'd Laf. Madam, I was thinking, with what mannen huinble-bee I speak of.

I might sately be admitted. Court. I would, I had not known him l-It was Count. You need but plead your honourable pri the death of the most virtuous gentlewoman, that vileye. ever nature had praise for creating : if she had Laf. Lady, of that I have made a bold charter; partaken of my flesh, and cost me the dearest groans but, I thank my God, it holds yet. of a mother, I could not have owed her a more rooted love.

Re-enter Clown. Laf. Twas a good lady, 'twas a good lady: we Clo. O madam, yonder's my lord your son with may pick a thousand salads, ere we light on such a patch of velvet on's face : whether ihere be a scar another herb.

under it, or no, the velvet knows; but'tis a goodly Clo. Indeed, Sir, she was the sweet-marjoram of patch of velvet: his left cheek is a cheek of two the salad, or, rather, the herb of grace.

pile and a half, but his right cheek is worn bare. Laf. They are not salad-herbs, you knave, they Laf. A scar nobly got, or a noble scar, is a good are nose-herbs.

livery of honour : so, belike, is that. Clo. I am no great Nebuchadnezzar, Sir, I have Clo. But it is your carbonadoed + face. not much skill in grass.

Laj. Let us go see your son, I pray you; I long Laf. Whether dost thou profess thyself; a knave, to talk with the young noble soldier. or a fool ?

Clo. 'Faith, there's a dozen of 'em, with delicate Clo. A fool, Sir, at a woman's service, and a knave fine hats, and most courteous feathers, which bow at a man's.

the head, and nod at every man.

Laf. Your distinction ?
Clo. I would cozen the man of his wife, and do

his service.
Laf. So you were a knave at his servicc, in-

SCENE 1.-Marseilles.-A Street.

Enter HELENA, Widow, and DIANA, with free Clo. And I would give his wife my bauble, Sir,

Attendants. to do her service.

Hel. But this exceeding posting, day and night, Laf. I will subscribe for thee; thou art both

Must wear your spirits low : we cannot help it; knave and fool.

But, since you have made the days and nights as Clo. At your service.

one, Laj. No, no, no.

To wear your gentle limbs in my affairs, clo. Why, Sir, if I cannot serve you, I can serve

Be bold, you do so grow in my requital,
as great a prince as you are.

As nothing can unroot you. In happy time;
Laf. Who's that? A Frenchnian?
Clo. Faith, Sir, he has an English name; but

Enter a gentle ASTRINGER I.
his phisnomy is more hotter in France, than there. This man may help me to his majesty's ear,
Laf. What prince is that?

If he would spend his power.-God save you, ir. Clo. The black prince, Sir, alias, the prince of

Gent. And you. darkness; alias, the devil.

Hel. Sir, I have seen you in the court of France. Laf. Hold thee, there's my purse: I give thee Gent. I have been sometimes tbere. not this to suggest** thee from ihy master thou talk'st Hel. I do prosume, Sir, that you are not fallen of; serve him still.

From the report that goes upon your goodness
Clo. I am a woodland fellow, Sir, that always And therefore, goaded with most sharp occasions
loved a great fire; and the master I speak of, ever Which lay nice manners by, I put you to
keeps a good tire. But, sure, he is the prince of the The use of your own virtues, for the which
world, let his nobility' remain in his court. I am I shall continue thankful.
for the house with the narrow gate, which I take Gent. What's your will?
to be too little for pomp to enter : some, that humble Hel. That it will please you
themselves, may ; but the many will be too chill To give this poor petition io the king ,
and tender; and they'll be for the Rowery way, And aid me with ihat store of power you hare,
that leads to the broad gate, and the great tire. To come into his presence.

Laf. Go thy ways, I begin to be a weary of thee ; Gent. The king's not here.
and I tell thee so before, because I would not fall Hel. Not here, Sir ?
out with thee. Go thy ways; let my horses be well Gent. Not, indeed :
look'd to, without any tricks.

He hence removed last night, and with inore haste
Clo. It'I put any wicks upon 'em, Sir, they shall | Than is his use.
be jades' tricks; which are their own right by the W’id. Lord, how we lose our pains !
law of nature.

(Exit. Hel. All's well that ends well, yet ;

Though time seem so adverse, and nieans unfit.• Lascivious. + i. e. Av honest death. I do beseech you, whither is he gone ? Commands.

o End.
There was a fashion of asing yellow starch for • Mischievously unhappy, waggish.
bands and ruffles, to which Lafeu alludes.

+ Scotched like a piece of meat for the gridiron. St. e. Rue


* A gentleman falconer..

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