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2 Lord. Health, at your bidding, serve your ma
Our hearts receive your warnings. King. Farewell.—Come hither to me.
[The King retires to a couch. 1 Lord. O my sweet lord, that you
will us! Par. 'Tis not his fault ; the spark 2 Lord.
0, 'tis brave wars ! Par. Most admirable: I have seen those wars.
Ber. I am commanded here, and kept a coil," with Too young, and the next year, and 'tis too early. Par. An thy mind stand to it, boy, steal away
1 Lord. There's honor in the theft.
Commit it, count. 2 Lord. I am your accessary; and so farewell.
Ber. I grow to you, and our parting is a tortured body.
í Lord. Farewell, captain.
Par. Noble heroes, my sword and yours are kin. Good sparks and lustrous, a word, good metals. —You shall find in the regiment of the Spinii, one captain Spurio, with his cicatrice, an emblem of war, here on his sinister cheek; it was this very sword entrenched it. Say to him, I live; and observe his reports
2 Lord. We shall, noble captain.
1 To be kept a coil is to be vexed or troubled with a stir or noise. 2 «I grow to you, and our parting is, as it were, to dissever or torture a body." VOL. II.
Par. Mars dote on you for his novices ! [Exeunt Lords.] What will
do? Ber. Stay; the king.
[Seeing him rise. Par. Use a more spacious ceremony to the noble lords: you have restrained yourself within the list of too cold an adieu; be more expressive to them; for they wear themselves in the cap of the time, there do muster true gait; 2 eat, speak, and move under the influence of the most received star; and though the devil lead the measure, such are to be followed. After them, and take a more dilated farewell.
Ber. And I will do so.
Par. Worthy fellows; and like to prove most sinewy sword-men. [Exeunt BERTRAM and PAROLLES.
Enter LAFEU. Laf. Pardon, my lord, [Kneeling.] for me and for
my tidings. King. I'll fee thee to stand up. Laf.
Then here's a man Stands, that has brought his pardon. I would you Had kneeled, my lord, to ask me mercy; and That, at my bidding, you could so stand up. .
King. I would I had; so I had broke thy pate, And asked thee mercy for’t. Laf.
Goodfaith across :* But, my good lord, 'tis thus: Will you be cured Of your infirmity ?
0, will you eat
1 They are the foremost in the fashion.
2 It would seem that this passage has been wrongly pointed and improperly explained, there do muster true gait ; if addressed to Bertram, it means there exercise yourself in the gait of fashion; eat, &c. But perhaps we should read they instead of there, or else insert they after gait; either of these slight emendations would render this obscure passage per. fectly intelligible.
3 The dance.
4 This word, which is taken from breaking a spear across, in chivalric exercises, is used elsewhere by Shakspeare, where a pass of wit miscarries. See As You Like It, Act iii. Sc. 4.
grapes, my royal fox ? Yes, but you will,
What her is this?
Now, good Lafeu,
Nay, I'll fit you, And not be all day neither.
[Exit LaFeU. King. Thus he his special nothing ever prologues.
Re-enter LaFeu, with HELENA. Laf. Nay, come your ways, king.
This haste hath wings indeed. Laf. Nay, come your ways. This is his majesty; say your mind to him: A traitor you do look like; but such traitors His majesty seldom fears. I am Cressid's uncle,3 That dare leave two together; fare you well. [Exit.
1 It has been before observed that the canary was a kind of lively dance.
2 By profession is meant her declaration of the object of her coming. 3 I am like Pandarus. See Troilus and Cressida.
King. Now, fair one, does your business follow
us ? Hel. Ay, my good lord. Gerard de Narbon was My father; in what he did profess, well found.
King. I knew him.
Hel. The rather will I spare my praises towards
I have so:
We thank you, maiden ;
Hel. My duty then shall pay me for my pains.
King. I cannot give thee less, to be called grateful
1 A third eye.
Hel. What I can do, can do no hurt to try,
have been babes. Great floods have
flown From simple sources; and great seas have dried, When miracles have by the greatest been denied.Oft expectation fails, and most oft there Where most it promises, and oft it hits, Where hope is coldest, and despair most sits. King. I must not hear thee; fare thee well, kind
Hel. Inspired merit so by breath is barred.
space Hop'st thou my cure ? Hel.
The greatest grace lending grace, Ere twice the horses of the sun shall bring Their fiery torcher his diurnal ring; Ere twice in murk and occidental damp Moist Hesperus hath quenched his sleepy lamp;
1 i. e.“ Since you have determined or made up your mind that there is no remedy."
2 An allusion to Daniel judging the two elders.
3 I am not an impostor, that proclaim one thing and design another, that proclaim a cure and aim at a fraud. I think what I speak.
4 i e. the divine grace, lending me grace or power to accomplish it.