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Ist Sold. Boskos thromuldo boskos.
Par. I know, you are the Musko's regiment;
Ist Sold. Boskos vauvado.
Oh, pray, pray, pray!
Oscorbi dulchos volivorco.
Oh, let me live,
But wilt thou faithfully?
(Exit, with PAROLLES guarded.) Lord. Go, tell the Count Rousillon, and my brother, We have caught the woodcock, and will keep him muffled Till we do hear from them.
Captain, I will. Lord. 'A will betray us all unto ourselves. Inform on that.
2d Sold. So I will, sir.
Aphorisms from the “ Essays"
All colours will agree in the dark.
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
Whosoever esteemeth too much of an amourous affection, quitteth both riches and wisdom.
Money is like muck: not good except it be spread.
Princes are like to heavenly bodies, which cause good or evil times, and which have much veneration, and no rest.
Old men object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon.
To take advice of some few friends is ever honourable; for lookers-on many times see more than gamesters.
Suspicions that the mind of itself gathers are but buzzes; but suspicions that are artificially nourished and put into men's heads by the tales and whisperings of others, have stings.
Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. And therefore, if man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning to seem to know that which he doth not.
Beaumont and Fletcher
Chivalrous Adventures of an Apprentice
CITIZEN, a grocer; his WIFE; Ralph, their head appren
tice; Tim and GEORGE, apprentices.
Cit. Peace, fool! let Ralph alone. Mark you, Ralph, do not strain yourself too much at the first. Peace! Begin, Ralph.
Ralph (reads). Then Palmerin and Trineus, snatching their lances from their dwarfs and clasping their helmets, galloped amain after the giant; and Palmerin, having gotten a sight of him, came posting amain, saying, “Stay, traitorous thief! for thou mayst not so carry away her that is worth the greatest lord in the world”; and, with these words, gave him a blow on the shoulder, that he struck him beside his elephant. And Trineus, coming to the knight that had Agricola behind him, set him soon beside his horse, with his neck broken in the fall, so that the princess, getting out of the throng, between joy and grief, said, "All happy knight, the mirror of all such as follow arms, now may I be well assured of the love thou bearest me." I wonder why the kings do not raise an army of fourteen or fifteen hundred thousand men, as big as the army that the Prince of Portigo brought against Rosicler, and destroy these giants; they do much hurt to wandering damsels that go in quest of their knights.
Wife. Faith, husband, and Ralph says true, for they say the King of Portugal cannot sit at his meat but the giants and the ettins will come and snatch it from him.
Cit. Hold thy tongue! On, Ralph.
Ralph. And certainly those knights are much to be commended who, neglecting their possessions, wander with a squire and a dwarf through the deserts to relieve poor ladies.
Wife. Ay, by my faith are they, Ralph; let 'em say what they will, they are indeed. Our knights neglect their possessions well enough, but they do not the rest.
Ralph. There are no such courteous and fair well-spoken knights in this age; they will call one the son of a sea-cook, that Palmerin of England would have called fair sir; and one that Rosicler would have called right beautiful damsel, they will call old witch.
Wife. I'll be sworn will they, Ralph. They have called me so an hundred times about a scurvy pipe of tobacco.
Ralph. But what brave spirit could be content to sit in his shop, with a flapet of wood, and a blue apron before him, selling Methridatam and Dragons' Water to visited houses, that might pursue feats of arms, and through his noble achievements procure such a famous history to be written of his heroic prowess ?
Cit. Well said, Ralph. Some more of those words, Ralph. Wife. They go finely, by my troth.
Ralph. Why should I not then pursue this course, both for the credit of myself and our company? for among all the worthy books of achievements, I do not call to mind that I yet read of a grocer errant. I will be the said knight. Have you heard of any that hath wandered unfurnished of his squire and dwarf? My elder 'prentice Tim shall be my