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Which but for him, that had your husband's ring,
Had quite mifcarry'd. I dare be bound again,
Por. Then you fhall be his furety; give him this, And bid him keep it better than the other.
Ant. Here, lord Bassanio, fwear to keep this ring.
Ner. And pardon me, my gentle Gratiano,
Gra. Why, this is like the mending of high-ways
Por. Speak not fo grofsly; you are all amaz'd;
Ant. I am dumb.
Baff. Were you the Doctor, and I knew you not? Gra. Were you the clerk, that is to make me cuckold? Ner. Ay, but the clerk, that never means to do it, Unless he live until he be a man.
Benefit. Wealth has a more confin'd Signification. Tho' I muft own, that Wear and Wealth in our Author's Time might be in some measure fynonomous; they are now in the Words, Common-weal, and Commonwealth.
Baff. Sweet Doctor, you fhall be my bedfellow; When I am abfent, then lye with my wife. Ant. Sweet lady, you have giv'n me life and living; For here I read for certain, that my ships Are fafely come to road.
Por. How now, Lorenzo?
My clerk hath fome good comforts too for you.
Lor. Fair ladies, you drop Manna in the way
Por. It is almost morning,
Gra. Let it be fo: the firft interr'gatory,
FERDINAND, King of Navarre.
Macard, Lords, attending upon the Princess of France. Don Adriano de Armado, a fantastical Spaniard. Nathaniel, a Curate.
Dull, a Conftable.
Holofernes, a Schoolmaster.
Coftard, a Clown.
Moth, Page to Don Adriano de Armado.
three Lords, attending upon the King in his
Princess of France.
Ladies, attending on the Princess.
Officers, and others, Attendants upon the King and Princefs.
SCENE, the King of Navarre's Palace, and the Country near it.