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That sings with piercing, do not touch my lord !
Florence. Before the Duke's Palace. Flourish. Enter the Duke of FLORENCE, BERTRAM,
Lords, Officers, Soldiers, and others.
Sir, it is
thou forth; And fortune play upon thy prosperous helm, As thy auspicious mistress! Ber.
This very day, Great Mars, I put myself into thy file: Make me but like my thoughts; and I shall prove A lover of thy drum, hater of love. [Exeunt.
Rousillon. A Room in the Countess's Palace.
Enter Countess and Steward.
Count. Alas! and would you take the letter of
her? Might you not know, she would do as she has done, By sending me a letter? Read it again.
Stew. I am Saint Jaques' pilgrim, thither gone:
Ambitious love hath so in me offended, That barefoot plod I the cold ground upon,
With sainted vow my faults to have amended. Write, write, that, from the bloody course of war, My dearest master, your
dear Bless him at home in peace, whilst I from far,
His name with zealous fervour sanctify: His taken labours bid him me forgive;
1, his despiteful Juno", sent him forth From courtly friends, with camping foes to live,
Where death and danger dog the heels of worth: He is too good and fair for death and me; Whom I myself embrace, to set him free.
Count. Ah, what sharp stings are in her mildest
s Alluding to the story of Hercules.
Rinaldo, you did never lack advice so much,
What angel shall
Without the Walls of Florence.
A tucket afar off. Enter an old Widow of Flo
rence, DIANA, VIOLENTA, MARIANA, and other Citizens.
Wid. Nay, come; for if they do approach the city, we shall lose all the sight.
6 Discretion or thought.
Dia. They say, the French count has done most honourable service.
Wid. It is reported that he has taken their greatest commander; and that with his own hand he slew the duke's brother. We have lost our labour; they are gone a contrary way: hark ! you may know by their trumpets.
Mar. Come, lets return again, and suffice ourselves with the report of it. Well, Diana, take heed of this French earl: the honour of a maid is her name; and no legacy is so rich as honesty.
Wid. I have told my neighbour, how you have been solicited by a gentleman his companion.
Mar. I know that knave; bang him! one Parolles : a filthy officer he is in those suggestions ? for the young earl.- Beware of them, Diana ; their
promises, enticements, oaths, tokens, and all these engines are not the things they go unders: many a maid hath been seduced by them; and the misery is, example, that so terrible shows in the wreck of maidenhood, cannot for all that dissuade succession, but that they are limed with the twigs that threaten them. I hope, I need not to advise you
Enter HELENA, in the dress of a Pilgrim.
Look, here comes a pilgrim,
Hel. To Saint Jaques le grand.
& Not what their names express. 9 Pilgrims; so called from a staff or bough of palm they were wont to carry.
Wid. At the Saint Francis here, beside the port.
Ay, marry, is it. ---Hark you!
[ A march afar off They come this way: If you will tarry, holy pil
Is it yourself?
I did so.
His name, I pray you.
Whatsoe'er he is,
Dia. There is a gentleman, that serves the count,
What's his name?
0, I believe with him,