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Enter first Lord, with five or sir soldiers in ambush.
i Lord. He can come no other way but by this hedge' corner : When you sally upon him, speak what terrible language you will; though you understand it not yourselves, no matter: for we must not seem to understand him; unless some one among us, whom we must produce for an interpreter.
1 Sold. Good captain, let me be the interpreter.
i Lord. Art not acquainted with him? knows he not thy voice?
1 Sold. No, sir, I warrant you.
i Lord. But what linsy-woolsy hast thou to speak to us again?
1 Sold. Even such as you speak to me.
i Lord. He must think us some band of strangers i'the adversary's entertainment. Now he hath a smack of all neighbouring languages; therefore we must every one be a man of his own fancy, not to know what we speak one to another; so we seem to know, is to know straight our purpose; chough's language, gabble enough, and good enough. As for you, interpreter, you must seem very politick. But couch, ho ! here he comes; to beguile two hours in a sleep, and then to return and swear the lies he forges.
Enter Parolles. Par. Ten o'clock : within these three hours 'twill be time enough to go hoine. What shall I say I have done? It must be a very plausive invention that carries it: They begin to smoke me; and disgraces have of late knocked too often at my door. I find, my tongue is too fool-hardy ; but my heart bath the fear of Mars before it, and of his creatures, not daring the reports of my tongue.
i Lord. This is the first truth that e'er thine own tongue was guilty of.
[Aside. Par. What the devil should move me to undertake the recovery of this drum ; being not ignorant of the impossibility, and knowing I had no such purpose? I must give myself some hurts, and say, I got them in exploit: Yet slight ones will not carry it: They will say, Came you off with so little ? and great ones I dare not give. Wherefore? what's the instance ? Tongue, I must put you into a butter-woman's mouth, and buy another of Bajazet's mule, if you prattle me into these perils.
i Lord. Is it possible, he should know what he is, and be that he is?
[Aside. Par. I would the cutting of my garments would serve the turn; or the breaking of my Spanish sword.
i Lord. We cannot afford you so. [Aside.
Par. Or the baring of my beard; and to say, it was in stratagem. 1 Lord. 'Twould not do.
[Aside. Par. Or to drown my clothes, and say, I was stripped.
i Lord. Hardly serve.
[ Aside. Par. Though I swore I leaped from the window of the citadel i Lord. How deep?
[ Aside. Par. Thirty fathom.
i Lord. Three great oaths would scarce make that be believed.
[ Aside. Par. I would, I had any drum of the enemy's; I would swear, I had recovered it. 1 Lord. You shall hear one anon.
[ Aside. Par. A drum now of the enemy's !
[Alarum within. i Lord. Throca movousus, cargo, cargo, cargo. All. Cargo, cargo, villianda, par corbo, cargo. Par. O! ransome, ransome :-Do not hide mine
[They seize him and blindfold him. 1 Sold. Boskos thromuldo boskos.
Par. I know you are the Muskos' regiment.
1 Sold. Boskos vanvudo :-
1 Sold. O, pray, pray, pray. Manka revania dulche.
1 Lord. Oscorbi dulchos colivorca.
1 Sold. The general is content to spare thee yet;
Par. O, let me live,
i Sold. But wilt thou faithfully?
1 Sold. Acordo linta.Come on, thou art granted space.
[Exit, with PAROLLES guarded. 1 Lord. Go, tell the count Rousillon, and my bro
ther, We have caught the woodcock, and will keep him
muffled, Till we do hear from them.
2 Sold. Captain, I will.
i Lord. He will betray us all unto ourselves ; Inforın 'em that.
2 Sold. So I will, sir. 1 Lord. Till then, I'll keep him dark, and safely lock’d.
SCENE II.-A Room in the Widow's House.
Enter Bertram and DIANA.
And worth it, with addition ! But, fair soul,
Dia. She then was honest.
Ber. No more of that!
Dia. Ay, so you serve us,
Ber. How have I sworn?
Dia. 'Tis not the many oaths, that make the truth;