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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.
And I shall lose my life for want of language:
If there be here German, or Dane, low Dutch,
Italian, or French, let him speak to me,
I will discover that, which shall undo
The Florentine.

1 Sold. Boskos vanvudo :-
I understand thee, and can speak thy tongue:-
Kerelybonto :- Sir,
Betake thee to thy faith, for seventeen poniards
Are at thy bosom.

Par. Oh!

1 Sold. O, pray, pray, pray. Manka revania dulche.

1 Lord. Oscorbi dulchos colivorca.


1 Sold. The general is content to spare thee yet;
And, hood-wink'd as thou art, will lead thee on
To gather from thee: haply, thou may’st inform
Something to save thy life.

Par. O, let me live,
And all the secrets of our camp I'll show,
Their force, their purposes : nay, I'll speak that,
Which you will wonder at.

i Sold. But wilt thou faithfully?
Par. If I do not, damn me.

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.
Ber. They told me, that your name was Fontibell.
Dia. No, my good lord, Diana.
Ber. Titled goddess ;

And worth it, with addition ! But, fair soul,
In your fine frame hath love no quality ?
If the quick fire of youth light not your mind,
You are no maiden, but a monument:
When you are dead, you should be such a one
As you are now, for you are cold and stern;
And now you should be as your mother was,
When your sweet self was got.

Dia. She then was honest.
Ber. So should you be.

Dia. No:
My mother did but duty; such, my lord,
As you owe to your wife.

Ber. No more of that!
I pr’ythee, do not strive against my vows :
I was compell’d to her ; but I love thee
By love's own sweet constraint, and will for ever
Do thee all rights of service.

Dia. Ay, so you serve us,
Till we serve you : but when you have our roses,
You barely leave our thorns to prick ourselves,
And mock us with our bareness.

Ber. How have I sworn?

Dia. 'Tis not the many oaths, that make the truth;
But the plain single vow, that is vow'd true.
What is not holy, that we swear not by,
But take the Highest to witness : Then, pray you, tell

If I should swear by Jove's great attributes,
I lov'd you dearly, would you believe my oaths,
When I did love you ill? this has no holding,
To swear by him, whom I protest to love,

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