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the manifold linguist, and the armipotent sol- 1 Solu. If your life be saved, will you undier.

dertake to betray the Florentine? Ber. I could endure any thing before but a Par. Ay, and the captain of his horse, cat, and now he's a cat to me.

count Rousillon. i Sold. I perceive, sir, by the general's 1 Sold. 141 whisper with the general, and looks, we shall be fain to hang you.

know his pleasure. Par. My life, sir, in any case: not that I Par. I'll no more drumming; a plague of am afraid to die; but that, my offences being all drums! Only to seem to deserve well, and many, I would repent out the remainder of to beguile the suppositions of that lascivious nature: let me live, sir, in a dungeon, i'the young boy the count, have I run into this danstocks, or any where, so

ger: Yet, who would have suspected an am1 Sold. We'll see what may be done, so bush where I was taken?

[Aside. you confess freely; therefore, once more to 1 Sold. There is no remedy, sir, but you this captain Dumain: You have answered to must die: the general says, you, that have so bis reputation with the duke, and to his va traitorously discovered the secrets of your ar. lour: What is his honesty?

my, and made such pestiferons reports of men Par. He will steal, sir, an egg out of a very nobly held, can serve the world for no cloister*; for rapes and ravishments he pa. honest use; therefore yon must die. Come, rallels Nessus t. He professes not keeping of headsman, off with his head. oaths; in breaking them, he is stronger than Par. O Lord, sir; let me live, or let me Hercules. He willlie, sir, with such volubility, see my death! that you would think truth were a fool: dron- 1 Sold. That shall you, and take your leave kenness is his best virtue; for he will be of all your friends. [Unmuffling him. swine-drunk; and in bis sleep he does little So, look about you; Know you any here? harm, save to his bed-clothes about him; but Ber. Good morrow, noble captain. they know his conditions, and lay him in 2 Lord. God bless yon, captain Parolles. straw. I have but little more to say, sir, of 1 Lord. God save you, noble captain. his honesty: he has every thing that an honest 2 Lord. Captain, what greeting will you man should not have; what an honest man to my lord Lafen? I am for France. should have, he has nothing.

i Lord. Good captain, will you give me a 1 Lord. I begin to love him for this. copy of the sonnet you writ to Diana in be

Ber. For this description of thine honesty ? half of the connt Rousillon? an I were not a A pox upon him for me, he is more and more very coward, I'd compel it of yon; but fare a cat.

[Exeunt BERTRAM, Lords, &c. 1 Sold. What say you to his expertness in war? 1 Sold. You are undone, captain: all but

Par. Faith, sir, he has led the drum before your scarf, that has a knot on't yet. the English tragedians,—to belie him, I will Par. Who cannot be crushed with a plot? not-and more of his soldiership I know not; 1 Sold. If you could find out a country except, in that country, he had the honour to where but women were that had received so be the officer at a place there called Mile-end, much shame, you might begin an impudent to instruct for the doubling of files: I would nation. Fare you well, sir; I am for France do the man what honour I can, but of this I too; we shall speak of you there. (Exit. am not certain.

Par. Yet am I thankful: if my heart were 1 Lord. He hath out-villained villany so great,

(more; far, that the rarity redeems him.

'Twould burst at this : Captain, I'll be no Ber. A pox on him! he's a cat still. But I will eat and drink, and sleep as soft

1 Sold. His qualities being at this poor As captain shall: simply the thing I am price, I need not ask you, if gold will cor- Shall make me liye. Who knows himself a rupt him to revolt.

braggart, Par. Sir, for a quart d'écu : he will sell Let him fear this; for it will come to pass, the fee-simple of his salvation, the inheritance That every braggart shall be found an ass. of it; and cut the entail from all remainders, Rust, sword! cool, blushes ! and, Parolles, and a perpetual succession for it perpetually.

live

[thrive! 1 Sold. What's his brother, the other cap- Safest in shame! being fool'd, by foolery tain Dumain ?

There's place, and means, for every man 2 Lord. Why does he ask him of me?

alive. 1 Sold. What's he?

I'll after them.

(Erit. Par. E'en a crow of the same nest; not altogether so great as the first in goodness, but

SCENE IV. Florence. A Room in the greater a great deal in evil. He excels his

Widow's House. brother for a coward, yet his brother is repu

Enier Helena, Widow, and Diana. ted one of the best that is: In a retreat he out runs any lackey; marry, in coming on he Hel. That you may well perceive I have has the cramp.

not wrong'd you, * i.e., He will steal any thing however trising, from any place however holy. + The Centaur killed by Hercules. | The fourth part of the smaller French crown.

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One of the greatest in the Christian world woman, that ever nature had praise for cre. Shall be my surety; 'fore whose throne, 'tis ating: if she had partaken of my flesh, and needful,

cost me the dearest groans of a mother, I Ere I can perfect mine intents, to kneel : could not have owed her a more rooted love. Time was, I did him a desired office,

Laf. 'Twas a good lady, 'twas a good lady: Dear almost as his life; which gratitude we may pick a thousand salads, ere we light Through flinty Tartar's bosom would peep on snch another herb. forth,

Clo. Indeed, sir, she was the sweet-marjo., And answer, thanks: I duly am informed, ram of the salad, or, rather the herb of grace**. His grace is at Marseilles; to which place Laf. They are not salad.herbs, you knave, We have convenient convoy. You must they are nose-herbg. know,

Člo. I am no great Nebuchadnezzar, sir, I I am supposed dead: the army breaking, have not much skill in grass. My husband hies him home ; where, heaven Laf. Whether dost thou profess thyself; a aiding,

knave, or a fool? And by the leave of my good lord the king, Clo. A fool, sir, at a woman's service, and We'll be, before our welcome.

a knave at a man's.
Wid.
Gentle madam,

Laf. Your distinction ?
You never had a servant, to whose trust Clo. I would cozen the man of his wife,
Your business was more welcome.

and do his service. Hel.

Nor you, mistress, Laf. So you were a knave at his service, Ever a friend, whose thoughts more truly la- indeed. bour

(ven Clo. And I would give his wife my bau. To recompense your love; doubt not, but hea- ble, sir, to do her service. Hath brought me up to be your daughter's Laf. I will subscribe for thee; thou art dower,

both knave and fool. As it hath fated her to be my motive

Clo. At your service. And helper to a husband. But O strange Laf. No, no, no men!

(hate, Clo. Why, sir, if I cannot serve you, That cap such sweet ase make of what they serve as great a prince as you are. When saucy trusting of the cozen'd thoughts Laf. Who's that? a Frenchman? Defiles the pitchy night! so lust doth play clo. Faith, sir, he has an English name; With what it loaths, for that which is away: but his phisnomy is more hotter in France, But more of this hereafter :--You, Diana, than there. Under my poor instructions yet must suffer Laf. What prince is that? Something in my behalf.

Clo. The black prince, sir, alias, the prince Dia.

Let death and honesty of darkness; alias, the devil. Go with your impositions ý, I am yours Laf. Hold thee, there's my purse: I give Upon your will to suffer.

thee not this to suggest if thee from thy masHel. Yet, I pray you,

ter thou talkest of; serve him still. But with the word, the time will bring on Clo. I am a woodland fellow, sir, that alsummer,

(thorns, ways loved a great fire; and the master I When briers shall have leaves as well as speak of, ever keeps a good fire. But, snre, And be as sweet as sharp. We must away; he is the prince of the world, let his nobility Our waggon is prepared, and time revives us: remain in his court. I am for the house with All's well that ends well #: still the fine's the narrow gate, which I take to be too little the crown;

for pomp to enter : some, that humble themWhate'er the course, the end is the renown. selves, may; but the many will be too chill

(Ereunt. and tender; and they'll be for the flowery SCENE V. Rousillon. A Room in the way, that leads to the broad gate, and the Countess's Palace.

great fire.

Laf. Go thy ways, I begin to be a-weary Enter Countess, LaFeU, and Clown.

of thee; and I tell thee so before, because I Laf. No, no, no, your son was misled with would not fall out with thee. Go thy ways; a snipt-taffata fellow there; whose villanous let my horses be well looked to, without any saffron I would have made all the unbaked tricks. and doughy youth of a nation in his colour: Clo. If I put any tricks upon 'em, sir, your daughter-in-law had been alive at this they shall be jades' tricks; which are their cour; and your son here at home, more ad own right by the law of nature. [Erit. vanced by the king, than by that red-tailed Laf. A shrewd knave, and an unhappy II. Jurnble-bee I speak of.

Count. So he is. My lord, that's gone, Count. I would, I had not known him! it made himself much sport out of him: by his was the death of the most virtuous gentle authority he remains here, which he thiuks is • For mover. + Lascivious. 1 i. e., An honest death.

Commands. 4 There was a fashion of using yellow starch for bands and ruisles, to which Lafeu allades.

** i. e., Rue.

it Seduce.

11 Mischievously unhappy, waggish.

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1 End.

a patent for bis sanciness; and, indeed, he your lordship, to remain with me till they has no pace, but runs where he will.

meet together. Laf. I like him well; 'is not amiss : and I Laf. Madam, I was thinking, with what was about to tell you. Since I heard of the manners I might safely be admitted. good lady's death, and that my lord your son Count. You need but plead your honourwas upon his return home, I moved the king able privilege. my master, to speak in the behalf of my Laf. Lady, of that I have made a bold daughter ; which, in the minority of them charter ; bat, I thank my God, it holds yet. both, his majesty, out of a self-gracious re

Re-enter Clown. membrance, did first propose : his highness Clo. O madam, yonder's my lord your son hath promised me to do it: and, to stop up with a patch of velvet on's face : whether the displeasure he hath conceived against your there be a scar under it, or no, the velvet son, there is no fitter matter. How does your knows; but 'tis a goodly patch of velvet : ladyship like it?

his left cheek is a cheek of two pile and a Count. With very much content, my lord, half, but his right cheek is worn bare. and I wish it happily effected.

Laf: A scar nobly got, or a noble scar, is Laf. His highness comes post from Mar. a good livery of honour; so, belike, is that. seilles, of as able body as when he numbered Clo. But it is your carbonadoed * face. thirty; he will be here to-morrow, or I am Laf. Let us go see your son, I pray you; deceived by him that in such intelligence hath I long to talk with the young noble soldier. seldom failed.

Clo. 'Paith, there's a dozen of 'ena, with Count. It rejoices me, that I hope I shall delicate fine bats, and most courteous feathers, see him ere I die. I have letters, that my which bow the head, and nod at every man. sou will be here to-night: I shall beseech

(Exeunt.

ACT V. SCENE I. Marseilles. A Street. Hel. All's well that ends well; yet ; Enter HELENA, Widow, and DIANA, with I do beseech you, whither is he gone? (unfit,

Though time seem so advérse, and means two Attendants.

Gent. Marry, as I take it, to Rousillon; Hel. But this exceeding posting, day and Whither I am going. night,

Hel.

I do beseech yon, sir, Must wear your spirits low: we cannot help it; Since you are like to see the king before me, But, since you have made the days and nights Commend the paper to his gracious hand; as one,

Which, I presume, shall render you no blame, To wear your gentle limbs in my affairs, But rather make you thank your pains for it : Be bold, you do so grow in my requital, I will come after you, with what good speed As nothing can unroot you. In happy time;- Our means will make us means. Enter a gentle Astringer t.

Gent.

This I'll do for you. This man may help me to his majesty's ear,

Hel. And you shall find yourself to be well If he would spend his power.-God save you,

thanked,

{again ;Gent. And you.

(sir, Whate'er falls more.- We must to horse Hel. Sir, I have seen you in the court of Go, go, provide.

Ereunt. Gent. I have been sometimes there.[France. SCENE II. Rousillon. The inner Court Hel. I do presume, sir, that you are not falten

of the Countess's Palace. From the report that goes upon your goodness;

Enter Clown and PAROLLES. And therefore, goaded with most sharp occasions,

Par. Good monsieur Lavatch, give my lord Which lay nice manners by, I put you to

Lafeu this letter : I have ere now, sir, been The use of your own virtues, for the which better known to you, when I have held famiI shall continue thankful.

liarity with fresher clothes ; but I ain now, Gent.

What's your will? sir, muddied in fortune's moat, and smeli Hel. That it will please you

somewhat strong of her strong displeasure. To give this poor petition to the king ;

Clo. Truly, fortune's displeasure is but And aid me with that store of power you have, sluttish, if it smell so strong as thou speakest To come into his presence.

of: I will henceforth eat no fish of fortune's Gent. The king's not here.

buttering. Pr'ythee, allow the wind. Hel.

Not here, sir? Par. Nay, you need not stop your nose, Gent.

Not, indeed: sir; I spake but by a metaphor. He hence remov'd last night, and with more Clo. Indeed, sir, if your metaphor stink, I Than is his use.

(haste will stop my nose; or against any man's meWid. Lord, how we lose our pains ! taphor. Prøythee, get thee further.

• Scotched like a piece of meat for the gridiron.

+ A gentleman Falconer.

Par. Pray you, sir, deliver me this paper. Though my revenges were high bent upon him,

Clo. Foh, prythee, stand away; A paper And watch’ų the time to shoot. from fortune's close-stool to give to a noble. Laf.

This I must say, man I Look, here he comes himself.

But first I beg my pardon,---The young lord Enter LAPEU.

Did to his majesty, his mother, and his lady, Here is a pur of fortune's, sir, or of fortune's Offence of mighty note; but to himself cat,(but not a musk-cat,) that has fallen into The greatest wrong of all: he lost a wife, the unclean fishpond of her displeasure, and, Whose beauty did astonish the survey as he says, is muddied withal : Pray you, sir, Of richest eyes s; wliose words all ears touk use the carp as you may; for he looks like a captive;

[serve, poor, decayed, ingenious, foolish, rascally Whose dear perfection, hearts that scorn'd to knave. I do pity his distress in my smiles Hombly callid mistress. of comfort, and leave him to your lordship. King.

Praising what is lost, [Erit Clown. Makes the remembrance dear. Well, call Par. My lord, I am a man whom fortune

him hither; hath cruelly scratched.

We are reconciled, and the first view shall kill Laf. And what would you have me to do? All repetitioull:--Let him not ask your pardon; 'tis too late to pare her nails now. Wherein The nature of his great offence is dead, have you played the knave with fortune, that and deeper than oblivion do we bury she should scratch you, who of herself is a The incensing relics of it: let him approach, good lady, and would not have knaves thrive A stranger, no offender; and inform him, long under her? There's a quart d'ecu for So'tis onr will he should. you : Let the justices make you and fortune

Gent.

I shall, my liege. friends; I am for other business.

[Exit Gentleman, Par. I beseech your honour, to hear me King. What says he to your daughter? have one single word.

you spoke?

(highness. Laf. You beg a single penny more: come,

Laf. All that he is hath reference to your you shall ha't ; save your word *.

King. Then shall we have a match. I have Par. My name, my good lord, is Parolles.

letters sent me, Laf. You beg more than one word then. That set him high in fame. Cox' my passion! give me your hand :-How

Enter BERTRAM. does your drum?

Laf.

He looks well on't. Par. O my good lord, you were the first King. I am not a day of season!, that found me.

For thon may'st see a sun-shine and a hail Laf. Was I, in south ? and I was the first in me at once : But to the brightest beams that lost thee.

Distracted cloudsgive way; so stand thou forth, Pur. It lies in you, my lord, to bring me The time is fair again. in some grace, for yon did bring me out. Ber.

My high-repented blames **, Laf. Out upon thee, knave! dost thou put Dear sovereign, pardon to me. upon me at once both the office of God and King.

All is whole; the devil ? one brings thee in grace, and the Not one word more of the consumed time. other brings thee out. [Trumpets sound.] Let's take the instant by the forward top; The king's coming, I know by his trumpets. For we are old, and on our quick'st decrees Sirrah, inqnire further after me; I had talk of The inaudible and noiseless foot of time you last night : though you are a fool and a Steals ere we can effect them: You remember knave, you shall eat; go to, follow.

The daughter of this lord ? Par. I praise God for you. [Exeunt. Ber. Admiringly, my liege : at first SCENE III. The same. A Room in the Durst make too bold a herald of my tongne :

I stuck my choice opon her, ere my heart Countess's Palace.

Where the impression of mine eye infixing, Flourish. Enter King, Comtess, Lareu, Contempthis scornful perspective did lend me,

Lorcis, Gentlemen, Guards, &c. Which warp'd the line of every other favour; King. We lost a jewel of her ; and our Scorn'd a fair colour, or express’d it stol'n ; esteemt

Extended or contracted all proportions, Was made much poorer by it: but your son, To a most hideons object: Thence it came, As mal in folly, lack'd the sense to know That she, whom all men praised, and whom Her estimatiou home.

myself, Count.

'Tis past, my liege : Since I have lost, have loved, was in mine eye And I beseech your majesty to make it The dust that did offend it. Natural rebellion, done i'the blaze of youth ; King.

Well excused : When oil and fire, too strong for reason's force, That thou didst love her, strikes some scores O'erbears it, and burns on.

away

(too late, King.

My honour'd lady, From the great compt: But love, that comes I have forgiven and forgotten all;

Like a remorseful pardon slowly carried, . You need not ask ;---here it is. + Reckoning or estimate. | Completely, in its full extent. So in As you Like it :-10 have " seen mucli and to have nothing, is to have rich eyes and poor hands." H i. e., The first interview shall put an end to all recullection of the past. fi. e., Os ininterrupted rain. ** Faults repented of to the utmost,

name

mine eye,

To the great sender turns a sour offence, (Where you have never come,) or sent it us
Crying, That's good that's gone: our rash faults Upon her great disaster.
Make trivial price of serious things we have, Ber.

She never saw it. Not knowing them, until we know their grave: King. Thou speak’st it falsely, as I love Oft our displeasures, to ourselves unjust,

mine honour; Destroy our friends, and after weep their dust : And makest conjectural fears to come into ine, Our own love waking cries to see what's done, which I would fain shut out: If it should prove While shameful hate sleeps out the afternoon. That thou art so inhuman,-'twill not prove Be this sweet Helen's knell, and now forget SO;

[deadly, her.

[lin : And yet I know not:- thou didst hate her Send forth your amorous token for fair Maud. And she is dead; which nothing, but to close The main consents are had; and here we'll stay Her eyes myself, could win me to believe, To see our widower's second marriage-day. More than to see this ring.-Take him away.Count. Which better than the first, I dear

(Guards seize BERTRAM. heaven, bless!

My fore-past proofs, howe'er the matter fall, Or, ere they meet, in me, O nature, cease! Shall tax my fears of little vanity, Laf. Come on, my son, in whom my house's Having vainly feard too little. -Away with

We'll sift this matter further. [him ;Must be digested, give a favour from you,

Ber.

If you shall prove To sparkle in the spirits of my daughter, This ring was ever hers, you shall as easy That she may quickly come. By my old beard, Prove that I husbanded her bed in Florence, And every hair that's on't, Helen, that's dead, Where yet she never was. Was a sweet creature; such a ring as this,

[Exit BERTRAM, guarded. The last that e'er I took her leave at court,

Enter a Gentleman. I saw upon her finger.

K'ing. I am wrapp'd in dismal thinkings. Ber. Hers it was not. Gent.

Gracious sovereign, King. Now, pray you, let me see it; for Whether I have been to blame, or no, I know

Here's a petition from a Florentine,

pot; While I was speaking, oft was fasten’d to't. Who hath, for four or five removes g, come This ring was mine ; and, when I gave it Helen, To tender it herself. I undertook it, (short I bade her, if her fortunes ever stood

Vanquish'd thereto by the fair grace and speecb Necessitied to help, that by this token Of the poor suppliant, who by this, I know, I would relieve her: Had you that craft, to Is here attending : her business looks in her Of what should stead her most? (reave her With an importing visage; and she told me, Ber.

My gracious sovereign, In a sweet verbal brief, it did concern Howe'er it pleases you to take it so,

Your highness with herself. The ring was never hers.

King. [Reads.] Upon his many protestaCount.

Son, on my life, tions to marry me, when his wife was dead, I have seen her wear it; and she reckon'd it I blush to say it, he won me.

Now is the At her life's rate.

count Rousillon a widower; his vows are Laf

I am sure,

I saw her wear it. forfeited to me, and my honour's paid to Ber. You are deceived, my lord, she never him. He stole from Florence, taking no saw it:

leuve, and I follow him to his country for In Florence was it from a casement thrown me, justice: Grant it me, o king; in you it Wrapp'd in a paper, which contain’d the name best lies; otherwise a seducer flourishes, Of her that threw it: noble she was, and and a poor maid is undone. thought

DIANA CAPULET. I stood ingaged*: but when I had subscribed Laf. I will buy me a son-in-law in a fair, To mine own fortune, and inform'd her fully, and toll him ||: for this, I'll none of him. I could not answer in that course of honour King. The heavens have thought well on As she had made the overture, she ceased,

thee, Lafeu,

(suitors: In heavy satisfaction, and would never To bring forth this discovery.-Seek these Receive the ring again.

Go, speedily, and bring again the count. King.

Plutus himself, [cinet, (Exeunt Gentleman, and some Attendants That knows the tinct and multiplying medi. I am afeard, the life of Helen, lady, Hath not in nature's mystery more science, Was foully snatch'd. Than I have in this ring : 'twas mine, 'twas Count.

Now, justice on the doers! Helen's,

Enter BERTRAM, guarded. Whoever gave it you : Then, if

King. I wonder, sir, siuce wives are mon That you are well acquainted with yourself), sters to you,

[ship, Confess 'twas hers, and by what rough en. And that you tiy them as you swear them lord. forcement

(surety, Yet you desire to marry.-What woman's that? Yon got it from her : she call'd the saints to Re-enter Gentleman, with Widow, and That she would never put it from her finger,

DIANA. Unless she gave it to yourself in bed,

Dia. I am, my lord, a wretched Florentine, • In the sense of unengaged. + The philosopher's stone. I i.e., That you have the proper consciousness of your own actions. ♡ Post-stages. || Pay toll for him.

you know

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