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He knows, I am no maid, and he'll swear to't:
[Pointing to Lafeu. King. She does abuse our ears; to prison with her. Dia. Good mother, fetch my bail.–Stay, royal sir ;
[Exit Widow. The jeweller, that owes the ring, is sent for, And he shall surety me. But for this lord, Who hath abus'd me, as he knows himself, Though yet he never harm’d me, here I quit him : He knows himself, my bed he hath defild; And at that time he got his wife with child : Dead though she be, she feels her young one kick; So there's my riddle, One, that's dead, is quick : And now behold the meaning.
Re-enter Widow, with Helena.
Hel. No, my good lord;
Ber. Both, both; 0, pardon !
Hel. O, my good lord, when I was like this maid,
And are by me with child, &c.—This is done:
Ber. If she, my liege, can make me know this clear
Hel. If it appear not plain, and prove untrue,
Laf. Mine eyes smell onions, I shall weep anon :Good Tom Drum, [To PAROLLES.] lend me a handkerchief: So, I thank thee; wait on me home, I'll make sport with thee: Let thy courtesies alone, they are scurvy ones.
King. Let us from point to point this story know, To make the even truth in pleasure flow :If thou be'st yet a fresh uncropped flower,
[To DIANA. Choose thou thy husband, and I'll pay thy dower; For I can guess, that, by thy honest aid, Thou kept'st a wife herself, thyself a maid.Of that, and all the progress, more and less, Resolvedly more leisure shall express : All yet seems well; and, if it end so meet, The bitter past, more welcome is the sweet.