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Par. Why, these balls bound; there's noise in it.
'Tis hard ;
Another Room in the same.
Enter HELENA and Clown.
Clo. She is not well; but yet she has her health:
but yet she is not well: but thanks be given, she's very well, and wants nothing i'the world; but yet she is not well.
Hel. If she be very well, what does she ail, that · she's not very well ?
Clo. Truly, she's very well, indeed.
Par. Bless you, my fortunate lady! Hel. I hope, sir, I have your good will to have mine own good fortunes.
Par. You had my prayers to lead them on: and to keep them on, have them still. -0, my knave! How does my old lady?
Clo. So that you had her wrinkles, and I her money, I would she did as you say,
Par. Why, I say nothing.
Clo. Marry, you are the wiser man; for many a man's tongue shakes out his master's undoing : To say nothing, to do nothing, to know nothing, and to have nothing, is to be a great part of your
title; which is within a very little of nothing.
Par. Away, thou'rt a knave.
Clo. You should have said, sir, before a knave thou art a knave; that is, before me thou art a knave: this had been truth, sir.
Par. Go to, thou art a witty fool, I have found thee. Clo. Did
find me in yourself, sir? or were you taught to find me? The search, sir, was profitable; and much fool may you find in you, even to the world's pleasure, and the increase of laughter.
Par. A good knave, i'faith, and well fed. Madam, my lord will go away to-night; A very serious business calls on him. The great prerogative and rite of love, Which, as your due, time claims, he does acknow
ledge; But puts it off by a compell’d restraint; Whose want, and whose delay, is strewed with
What's his will else? Par. That
instant leave o'the king, And make this haste as your own good proceeding, Strengthen’d with what apology you think May make it probable need.? Hel.
What more commands he? Par. That, having this obtain'd, you presently Attend his further pleasure. Hel. In every thing I wait upon
his will. Par. I shall report it so. Hel.
I pray you. - Come, sirrah.
7 A specious appearance of necessity.
Another Room in the same.
Enter LAFEU and BERTRAM.
Ber. Yes, my lord, and of very valiant approof.
goes not true; I took this lark for a bunting.
Ber. I do assure you, my lord, he is very great in knowledge, and accordingly valiant.
Laf. I have then sinned against his experience, and transgressed against his valour; and my state that way is dangerous, since I cannot yet find in my heart to repent. Here he comes ; I pray you, make us friends, I will pursue the amity.
Laf. O, I know him well: Ay, sir; he, sir, is a
[Aside to PAROLLES.
Ber. I have writ my letters, casketed my treasure,
8 The bunting nearly resembles the sky-lark; but has little or no song, which gives estimation to the sky-lark.
THAT ENDS WELL.
When I should take possession of the bride,
Laf. A good traveller is something at the latter end
lord and you, monsieur
Par. I know not how I have deserved to run into my lord's displeasure.
Laf. You have made shift to run into't, boots and spurs and all, like him that leaped into the custard; and out of it you'll run again, rather than suffer question for your residence. Ber. It may be, you have mistaken him,
lord. Laf. And shall do so ever, though I took him at his
prayers. Fare you well, my lord; and believe this of me, there can be no kernel in this light nut; the soul of this man is his clothes : trust him not in matter of heavy consequence : I have kept of them tame, and know their natures. - Farewell, monsieur : I have spoken better of you, than you have or will deserve at my hand; but we must do good against evil.
I shall obey his will.
but he ark.
You must not marvel, Helen, at my course,
[Giving a letter. 'Twill be two days ere I shall see you; so I leave you to your
Sir, I can nothing say, But that I am your most obedient servant.
Ber. Come, come, no more of that.
And ever shall
Hel. Pray, sir, your pardon.
Well, what would you say?
pray you, stay not, but in haste to horse. Hel. I shall not break your bidding, good my
lord. Ber. Where are my other men, monsieur?- Farewell.
[Exit HELENA. Go thou toward home; where I will never come,
Let that go: