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SCENE I-Without the Florentine Camp. Par. Thirty fathom. Enter first Lord, with five or six Soldiers in ambush.

1 Lord. Three great oaths would szarce make that be believed.

[Aside. 1 Lord. He can come no other way but by this Par. I would, I had any drum of the enemy's; hedge' corner: When you sally upon him, speak I would swear, I recovered it. what terrible language you will, though you under- 1 Lord. You shall hear one anon. [Aside stand it not yourselves, no matter: for we must not Par. A drum now of the enemy's! seem to understand him; unless some one among

[Alarum within. us, whom we'must produce for an interpreter. 1 Lord. Throca movousus, cargo, cargo, curgo. 1 Sold. Good captain, let me be the interpreter.

All. Cargo, cargo,

villianda par


cu:50 i Lord. Art not acquainted with him? knows Par. O! ransome, ransome: Do not hide mine he not thy voice?

eyes. [They seize him, and blindfold him 1 Sold. No, sir, I warrant you.

1 Sold. Boskos thromuldo boskos. 1 Lord. But what linsy-woolsy hast thou to speak Par. I know you are the Muskos' regiment. to us again?

And I shall lose my life for want of language: 1 Sold. Even such as you speak to me.

If there be here German, or Dane, low Dutch, i Lord. He must think us some band of strangers Italian, or French, let him speak to me, i'the adversary's entertainment. Now he hath a

I will discover that which shall undo smack of all neighboring languages; therefore we The Florentine. must every one be a man of his own fancy, not to

1 Sold. Boskos vauvado:know what we speak one to another; so we seem to I understand thee, and can speak thy tongue:know, is to know straight our purpose: chough's'

Kerelybonto:- Sir, language, gabble enough, and good enough. As Betake thee to thy faith, for seventeen poniards for you, interpreter, you must seem very politic. Are at thy bosom. But couch, ho! here he comes; to beguile two Par.

Oh! hours in a sleep, and then to return and swear the 1 Sold.

O, pray, pray, praylies he forges.

Manka revania dulche.

1 Lord.

Oscorbi dulchos volivorca. Par. Ten o'clock: within these three hours 'twill

1 Sold. The general is content to spare thee yet; be time enough to go home. What shall I say I And hood-wink'd as thou art, will lead thee on have done? It must be a very plausíve invention To gather from thee: haply, thou mayst inform that carries it: They begin to smoke me; and dis- Something to save thy life.

Par. graces have of late knocked too often at my door. I

0, let me live, find, my tongue is too fool-hardy; but my heart And all the secrets of our camp I'll show, hath the fear of Mars before it, and of his creatures, Their force, their purposes: nay, I'll speak that not daring the reports of my tongue.

Which you will wonder at. 1 Lord. This is the first truth that e'er thine

1 Sold.

But wilt thou faithfully? own tongue was guilty of.


Par. If I do not, damn me. Par. What the devil should move me to under

1 Sold.

Acordo linta. take the recovery of this drum; being not ignorant

Come on, thou art granted space. of the impossibility, and knowing I had no such

[Exit, with PAROLLES guarded purpose? I must give myself some hurts, and say,

1 Lord. Go, tell the count Rousillon, and my I got them in exploit: Yet slight ones will not

brother, carry it: They will say, Came you off with so little? We have caught the woodcock, and will keep him and great ones I dare not give. Wherefore? what's

muffled, the instance?? Tongue, I must put you into a

Till we do hear from them. butter-woman's mouth, and buy another of Baja

2 Sold.

Captain, I will. zet's male, if you prattle me into these perils.

1 Lord. He will betray us all unto ourselves:1 Lord. Is it possible, he should know what he

Inform 'ein that. is, and be that he is?

2 Sold.

So I will, sir.
Par. I would the cutting of my garments would

1 Lord. Till then, I'll keep him dark, and safe y serve the turns or the breaking of my Spanish


[Exeunt. sword. 1 Lord. We cannot afford you so.

[Aside. SCENE II.-Florence. A Room in the Widow's Par. Or the baring of my beard; and to say, it

House. was in stratagem.

Enter BERTRAM and DIANA. 1 Lord. "Twould not do.

[Aside. Par. Or to drown my clothes, and say,

Ber. They told me, that your name was Fontibell stripped.

Dia. No, my good lord, Diana. i Lord. Hardly serve.

[ Aside.

Titled goddess Par. Though I swore I leaped from the window And worth it, with addition! But, fair soul, of the citadel

In your fine frame hath love no quality ? 1 Lord. How deep?

[Aside. If the quick fire of youth light not your mind,

You are no maiden, but a monument: 91. e. Foreign troops in the encmy's pay. 1 A bird like a jack-daw.

When you are dead, you should be such a one

** The proof.

I was

tell me,

As you are now, for you are cold and stern; Ber. A heaven on earth I have won by wooing And now you should be as your mother was,


[Exit. Before yourself were born.

Dia. For which live long to thank both heaven Dia. She then was honest.

and me! Ber.

So should you be. You may so in the end. Dia.

No: My mother told me just how he would woo, My mother did but duty; such, my lord,

As if she sat in his heart; she says, all men As you owe to your wife.

Have the like oaths: he had sworn to marry me, Ber.

No more of that! When his wife's dead; therefore I'll lie with him, I pr’ythee, do not strive against my vows: When I am buried. Since Frenchmen are so braid," I was compellid to her; but I love thee

Marry that will, I'll live and die a maid: By love's own sweet constraint, and will for ever Only, in this disguise, I think't no sin Do thee all rights of service.

To cozen him, that would unjustly win. [Erit. Dia.

Ay, so you serve us, Till we serve you: but when you have our roses, SCENE III.— The Florentine Camp. You barely leave our thorns to wound ourselves, And mock us with our bareness.

Enter the two French Lords, and two or three Ber. How have I sworn ?

Soldiers. Dia. 'Tis not the many oaths that make the truth; 1 Lord. You have not given him his mother's But the plain single vow, that is vow'd true. letter? What is not holy, that we swear not by,

2 Lord. I have delivered it an hour since: there But take the Highest to witness: Then, pray you, is something in't that stings his nature: for, on the

reading it, he changed almost into another man. If I should swear by Jove's great attributes, 1 Lord. He has much worthy blame laid upon him, I lov'd you dearly, would you believe my oaths, for shaking off so good a wife, and so sweet a lady. When I did love you ill? this has no holding, 2 Lord. Especially he hath incurred the everlastTo swear by him whom I protest to love, ing displeasure of the king, who had even tuned his That I will work against him: Therefore, your oaths, bounty to sing happiness to him. I will tell you Are words and poor conditions; but unseal'd; a thing, but you shall let it dwell darkly with you. At least, in my opinion.

1 Lord. When you have spoken it, 'tis dead, and Ber.

Change it, change it; I am the grave of it. Be not so holy-cruel: love is holy;

2 Lord. He hath perverted a young gentlewoman And my integrity ne'er knew the crafts,

here in Florence, of a most chaste renown; and this That you do charge men with : Stand no more off, night he fleshes his will in the spoil of her honor : But give thyself unto my sick desires,

he hath given her his monumental ring, and thinks Who then recover: say, thou art mine, and ever himself made in the unchaste composition. My love, as it begins, shall so persever.

1 Lord. Now, God delay our rebellion; as we Dia. I see, that men make hopes, in such affairs, are ourselves, what things are we! That we'll forsake ourselves. Give me that ring. 2 Lord. Merely our own traitors. And as in the Ber. I'll lend it thee, my dear, but have no common course of all treasons, we still see them power

reveal themselves, till they attain to their abhorred To give it from me.

ends; so he, that in this action contrives against his Dia.

Will you not, my lord ? own nobility, in his proper stream o'erflows himself. Ber. It is an honor 'longing to our house,

1 Lord. Is it not meant damnable* in us, to be Bequeathed down from many ancestors;

trumpeters of our unlawful intents? We shall Which were the greatest obloquy i'the world not then have his company to-night? In me to lose.

2. Lord. Not till after midnight; for he is dieted Dia. Mine honor's such a ring:

to his hour. My chastity's the jewel of our house,

1 Lord. That approaches apace: I would gladly Bequeathed down from many ancestors;

have him see his company anatomised; that he Which were the greatest obloquy i'the world might take a measure of his own judgments, whereIn me to lose: Thus your own proper wisdom in so curiously he had set this counterfeit. Brings in the champion honor on my part,

2 Lord. We will not meddle with him till he come; Against your vain assault.

for his presence must be the whip of the other. Ber. Here, take my ring:

1 Lord. In the mean time, what hear you of My house, mine honor, yea, my life be thine,

these wars? Anu I'll be bid by thee.

2 Lord. I hear, there is an overture of peace. Dia. When midnight comes, knock at my cham- 1 Lord. Nay, I assure you, a peace concluded. ber window;

2 Lord. What will count Rousillon do then ? I'll order take, my mother shall not hear.

will he travel higher, or return again into France ? Now will I charge you in the band of truth, 1 Lord. I perceive, by this demand, you are not When you have conquer'd my yet maiden bed, altogether of his council. Remain then but an hour nor speak to me: [them, 2 Lord. Let it be forbid, sir! so should I be a My reasons are most strong; and you shall know great deal of his act. When back again this ring shall be deliver'd: 1 Lord. Sir, his wife, some two months since And on your finger, in the night I'll put

fled from his house; her pretence is a pilgrimage Another ring; that, what in time proceeds, to Saint Jaques le grand; which holy undertaking May token to the future our past deeds.

with most austere sanctimony, she accomplished Adieu, till then; then fail not: You have won

* Crafty, deceitful. • Here, as elsewhere, used adverbially A wife of me, though there my hope be done.

• For companion.



and, there residing, the tenderness of her nature 2 Lord. His confession is taken, and it shall be became as a prey to her grief; in fine made a groan read to his face: if your lordship be in't, as I be. 01" her last breath, and now she sings in heaven. lieve you are, you must have the patience to hear it.

2 Lord. How is this justified ?

1 Lord. The stronger part of it by her own Re-enter Soldiers, with PAROLLES. letter which makes her story true, even to the point of her death; her death itself, which could not be

Ber. A plague upon him! muffled! he can say her office to say, is come, was faithfully confirmed nothing of me; hush! bush!

1 Lord. Hoodman comes !Porto tartarossa. by the rector of the place.

I Sold. He calls for the tortures; What will you 2 Lord. Hath the count all this intelligence ? ! Lord.' Ay, and the particular confirmations, say without 'em ?

Par. I will confess what I know without con. point from point to the full arming of the verity.

2 Lord. I am heartily sorry, that he'll be glad straint; if he pinch me like a pasty, I can say no of this.

1 Sold. Bosko chimurcho. I Lord. How mightily sometimes we make us

2 Lord. Boblibindo chicurmurcho. comforts of our losses!

1 Sold. You are a merciful general :-Our gene 2 Lord. And how mightily, some other times, we drown our gain in tears! The great dignity, ral bids you answer to what I shall ask you out

of that his valor hath here acquired for him, shall at home be encountered with a shame as ample.

Par. And truly, as I hope to live. 1 Lord. The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, the duke is strong. What say you to that?

i Sold. First demand of him how many horse good and ill together: our virtues would be proud, it our faults whipped them not; and our crimes unserviceable: the troops are all scattered, and the

Par. Five or six thousand; but very weak and would despair, if they were not cherished by our

commanders very poor rogues, upon my reputation virtues.

and credit, and as I hope to live. Enter a Servant.

1 Sold. Shall I set down your answer so? How now? where's your master ?

Par. Do; I'll take the sacrament on't, how and Serv. He met the duke in the street, sir, of whom which way you will. he hath taken a solemn leave; his lordship will Ber. All's one to him. What a past-saving next morning for France. The duke hath offered slave is this! him letters of commendations to the king.

1 Lord. You are deceived, my lord; this is mon2 Lord. They shall be no more than needful sieur Parolles, the gallant militarist, (that was his there, if they were more than they can commend. own phrase,) that had the whole theorick of war iv

the knot of his scarf, and the practice in the chape' Enter BERTRAM.

of his dagger. 1 Lord. They cannot be too sweet for the king's 2 Lord. I will never trust a man again, for keeptartness. Here's his lordship now. How now, ing his sword clean; nor believe he can have every my lord, is't not after midnight?

thing in him, by wearing his apparel neatly. Ber. I have to-night despatched sixteen busi- 1 Sold. Well, that's set down. nesses, a month's length a-piece, by an abstract of Par. Five or six thousand horse, I said, I will success: I have congé'd with the duke, done my say true,or thereabouts, set down--for I'll speak adieu with his nearest; buried a wife, mourned for truth. her, writ to my lady mother, I am returning; en- 1 Lord. He's very near the truth in this. tertained my convoy; and, between these main Ber. But I con him no thanks fort, in the naparcels of despatch, effected many nicer needs; the ture he delivers it. last was the greatest, but that I have not ended yet. Par. Poor rogues, I pray you, say.

2 Lord. If the business be of any difficulty, and 1 Sold. Well, that's set down. this morning your departure hence, it requires haste Par. I humbly thank you, sir: a truth's a truth, of your lordship.

the rogues are marvellous poor. Ber. I mean, the business is not ended, as fearing i Sold. Demand of him of what strength they to hear of it hereafter: But shall we have this dia- are a-foot. What say you to that? logue between the fool and the soldier ? — Come, Par. By my troth, sir, if I were to live this bring forth this counterfeit module;' he has de present hour, I will tell true. Let me see: Spurio ceived me, like a double-meaning prophesier. a hundred and fifty, Sebastian so many, Corambus

2 Lord. Bring him forth: [Exeunt Soldiers.] He so many, Jaques so many; Guiltian, Cosmo, Lohas sat in the stocks all night, poor gallant knave. dowick, and Gratii, two hundred fifty each; mino

Ber. No matter; his heels have deserved it, in own company, Chitopher, Vaumond, Bentii, two usurping his spurs“ so long. How does he carry hundred and fifty each: so that the muster-file, himself?

rotten and sound, upon my life, amounts not to 1 Lord. I have told your lordship already; the fifteen thousand poll; half of which dare not shake stocks carry him. But, to answer you as you would the snow from off their cassocks," lest they shake be understood; he weeps, like a wench that had themselves to pieces. shed her milk : he hath confessed himself to Mor. Ber. What shall be done to him? gan, whom he supposes to be a friar, from the time 1 Lord. Nothing, but let him have thanks. Der of his remembrance, to this very instant disaster of mand of him my conditions, and what credit I have his sitting i'the stocks : And what think you he with the duke. hath confessed ?

1 Sold. Well, that's set down. You shall demand Ber. Nothing of me, has he?

* The point of the scabbard. . Model, pattern. • An allusion to the degradation • Cassock then signified a horseman's looso oont. of a knight by hacking off his spurs.

Dir position and character.

of him whether one captain Dumain be i'the camp, for rapes and ravishments he parallels Nessus. He a Frenchman; what his reputation is with the duke, professes not keeping of oaths; in breaking them, what his valor, honesty, and expertness in wars; or he is stronger than Hercules. He will lie, sir, with whether he thinks it were not possible, with well-such volubility, that you would think truth were a weighing sums of gold, to corrupt him to a revolt. fool: drunkenness is his best virtue; for he will be What say you to this? what do you know of it? swine-drunk; and in his sleep he does little harm,

Par. I beseech you, let me answer to the partieu- save to his bed-clothes about him; but they know lar of the interrogatories: Demand them singly. his conditions, and lay him in straw. I have but

1 Sold. Do you know this captain Dumain ? little more to say, sir, of his honesty; he has every

Par. I know him: he was a botcher's 'prentice in thing that an honest man should not bave; what Paris, from whence he was whipped for getting the an honest man should have, he has nothing. sheriff's fool with child; a dumb innocent,1 that 1 Lord. I begin to love him for this. could not say him, nay.

Ber. For this description of thine honesty? A [DUMAIN lifts up his hand in anger. pox upon him for me, he is more and more a cat. Ber. Nay, by your leave, hold your hands; though 1 Sold. What say you to his expertness in war? I know, his brains are forfeit to the next tile that falls. Par. Faith, sir, he has led the drum before the

1 Sold. Well, is this captain in the duke of Flo- English tragedians,—to belie him, I will not,—and rence's camp?

more of his soldiership I know not; except, in that Par. Upon my knowledge, he is, and lousy. country he had the honor to be the officer at a place 1 Lord. Nay, look not so upon me; we shall hear there called Mile-end, to instruct for the doubling of your lordship anon.

of files: I would do the man what honor I can, but i Sold. What is his reputation with the duke? of this I am not certain.

Par. The duke knows him for no other but a poor 1 Lord. He hath out-villanied villany so far, that officer of mine; and writ to me the other day, to the rarity redeems him. turn him out o'the band: I think I have his letter Ber. A pox on him! he's a cat still. in my pocket.

1 Sold. His qualities being at this poor price, I 1 Sold. Marry, we'll search.

need not ask you, if gold will corrupt him to revolt. Par. In good sadness, I do not know: either it is Par. Sir, for a quart d'ecu3 he will sell the feethere, or it is upon a file, with the duke's other let- simple of his salvation, the inheritance of it; and ters, in my tent.

cut the entail from all remainders, and a perpetual 1 Sold. Here 'tis; here's a paper. Shall I read it succession for it perpetually. to you?

1 Sold. What's his brother, the other captain DuPar. I do not know if it be it or no.

main ? Ber. Our interpreter does it well.

2 Lord. Why does he ask him of me? 1 Lord. Excellently.

1 Sold. What's he? 1 Sold. Dian. The count's a fool, and full of gold, Par. E'en a crow of the same nest; not altogether

Par. That is not the duke's letter, sir; that is an so great as the first in goodness, but greater a great advertisement to a proper maid in Florence, one deal in evil. He excels his brother for a coward, Diana, to take heed of the allurements of one count yet his brother is reputed one of the best that is: Rousillon, a foolish, idle boy, but, for all that, very In a retreat he outruns any lackey; marry, in com ruttish : I pray you, sir, put it up again.

ing on he has the cramp. 1 Sold. Nay, I'll read it first, by your favor. 1 Sold. If your life be saved, will you undertake

Par. My meaning in't, I protest, was very honest to betray the Florentine? in the behalf of the maid; for I knew the young Par. Ay, and the captain of his horse, count count to be a dangerous and lascivious boy; who is a Rousillon. whale to virginity, and devours up all the fry it finds. 1 Sold. I'll whisper with the general, and know Ber. Damnable, both sides rogue !

his pleasure. 1 Sold. When he swears oaths, bid him drop gold, Par. I'll no more drumming; a plague of all and take it ;

drums! Only to seem to deserve well, and to beguile After he scores he never pays the score ; [it; the supposition4 of that lascivious young boy, the Half won, is match well made : match, and well make count, have I to run into this danger! Yet who

He ne'er pays after debts, take it before; would have suspected an ambush where I was And sey, a soldier, Dian, told thee this.


[Aside. Den ure to mell with, boys are not to kiss :

1 Sold. There is no remedy, sir, but you must die: For count of this, the count's a fool, I know it, the general says, you that have so traitorously disWho pays before, but not when he does owe it. covered the secrets of your army, and made such Thine, as he vow'd to thee in thine ear, pestiferous reports of men very nobly held, can

PAROLLES. serve the world for no honest use: therefore you Ber. He shall be whipped through the army, with must die. Come, headsmen, off with his head. this rhyme in his forehead.

Par. O Lord, sir; let me live, or let me see my 2 Lord. This is your devoted friend, sir, the mani- death. foid linguist, and the armipotent soldier.

1 Sold. That shall you, and take your leave of Ber. I could endure any thing before but a cat, all your friends.

[Unmuffling him. and now he's a cat to me.

So, look about you; Know you any here? 1 Sold. I perceive sir, by the general's looks, we Ber. Good morrow, noble captain. shall be fain to hang you.

2 Lord. Bless you, captain Parolles. Par. My life, sir, in any case: not that I am 1 Lord. Save you, noble captain. afraid to die: but that, my offences being many, I 2 Lord. Captain, what greeting will you to my would repent out the remainder of nature: let me lord Lafeu? I am for France. live, sir, in a dungeon, i'the stocks, or any where, 1 Lord. Good captain, will you give me a copy 50 I may live.

of the sonnet you writ to Diana in behalf of the count 1 Sold. We'll see what may be done, so you con- Rousillon? an I were not a very coward, I'd compel fess freely; therefore, once more to this captain Du-it of you; but fare you well. main: You have answered to his reputation with the

[Exeunt BERTRAM, Lords, &c. duke, and to his valor: What is his honesty? Par. He will steal, sir, an egg out of a cloister;

2 The centaur killed by Hercules.

3 The fourth part of the smaller French crown. 1 A natural fool

4 To deceive the opinion.


1 Sold. You are undone, captain: all but your death of the most virtuous gentlewoman that ever scarf, that has a knot on't yet.

nature had praise for creating: if she
of my flesh, and caused me the deater Pons of a

partaken Par. Who cannot be crushed with a plot?

1 Sold. If you could find out a country where but mother, I could not have owed her a more rooted love. women were that had received so much shame, you Laf. 'Twas a good lady, 'twas a good lady: we might begin an impudent nation. Fare you well, may pick a thousand salads, ere we light on such sir; I am for France, too; we shall speak of you another herb. there.

[Excit. Clo. Indeed, sir, she was the sweet-marjoram of Par. Yet am I thankful; if my heart were great, the salad, or, rather, the herb of grace.2 "Twould burst at this : Captain I'll be no more; Laf. They are not salad-herbs, you knave, they But I will eat and drink, and sleep as soft

are nose-herbs. As captain shall: simply the thing I am

Clo. I am no great Nebuchadnezzar, sir. I have Shall make me live. Who knows himself a braggart, not much skill in grass. Let him fear this; for it will come to pass,

Laf. Whether dost thou profess thyself; a kdave That every braggart shall be found an ass.

or a fool ? Rust, sword ! cool, blushes ! and, Parolles, live Clo. A fool, sir, at a woman's service, and a knave Safest in shame! being fool'd, by foolery thrive!

at a man's. There's place, and means, for every man alive. Laf. Your distinction ? I'll after them,

[Exit. Clo. I would cozen the man of his wife, and do

his service. SCENE IV.-Florence. A Room in the Widow's House.

Laf. So ou were a knave at his service, indeed. Enter HELENA, Widow, and DIANA.

Clo. And I would give his wife my bauble, sir, to Hel. That you may well perceive I have not do her service. wrong'd you,

Laf. I will subscribe for thee; thou art both knave One of the greatest in the Christian world

and fool. Shall be my surety; 'fore whose throne, 'tis needful, Clo. At your service. . Ere I can perfect mine intents, to kneel:

Laf. No, no, no. Time was I did him a desired office,

Clo, Why, sir, if I cannot serve you, I can servo Dear almost as his life; which gratitude

as great a prince as you are. Through flinty Tartar's bosom would peep forth, Laf. Who's that? 'a Frenchman? And answer thanks: I duly am inform'd

Clo. Faith, sir, he has an English name; but his His grace is at Marseilles; to which place

phisnomy is more hotter in France, than there. We have convenient convoy. You must know, Laf. What prince is that? I am supposed dead: the army breaking,

Clo. The black prince, sir; alias, the prince of My hus

him home; where, heaven aiding, darkness; alias, deyil. And by the leave of my good lord the king,

Laf. Hold thee, there's my purse: I give thee not We'll be, before our welcome.

this to suggests thee from thy master thou talkest Wid,

Gentle madam, of; serve him still. You never had a servant, to whose trust

Clo. I am a woodland fellow, sir, that always Your business was more welcome.

loved a great fire; and the master I speak of, ever Hel.

Nor you, mistress, keeps a good fire. But, sure, he is the prince of the Ever a friend, whose thoughts more truly labor world, let his nobility remain in his court. I am To recompense your love; doubt not, but heaven for the house with the narrow gate, which I take to Hath brought me up to be your daughter's dower, be too little for pomp to enter: some, that humble As it hath fated her to be my motive

themselves, may; but the many will be too chill and And helper to a busband. But, О strange men! tender; and they'll be for the flowery way, that That can such sweet use make of what they hate, leads to the broad gate, and the great fire. When saucy? trusting of the cozen'd thoughts Laf. Go thy ways, I begin to be a-weary of thee, Defiles the pitchy night! so lust doth play

and I tell thee so before, because I would not fall With what it loaths, for that which is away: out with thee. Go thy ways; let my horses be well But more of this hereafter: -You, Diana,

looked to, without any tricks. Under my poor instructions yet must suffer

Clo. If I put any tricks upon 'em, sir, they shall Something in my behalf.

be jades' tricks; which are their own right by the Dia. Let death and honesty law of nature.

Exit. Go with your impositions, I am yours,

Laf. A shrewd knave, and an unhappy.4 Upon your will to suffer.

Count. So he is. My lord, that's gone, made himself Hel.

Yet, I pray you, much sport out of him: by his authority he remains But with the word, the time will bring on summer, here, which he thinks is a patent for his sauciness; When briers shall have leaves as well as thorns, and, indeed, he has no pace, but runs where he will. And be as sweet as sharp. We must away;

Laf. I like him well : 'tis not amiss : and I was Our waggon is prepared, and time revives us : about to tell you. Since I heard of the good lady's All's well that ends well : still the fine's9 the crown; death, and that my lord your son was upon his reWhate'er the course, the end is the renown. (Excunt. turn home, I moved the king my master, to speak SCENE V.-Rousillon. A Room in the Countess's in the behalf of my daughter: which in the minority Palace.

of them both, his majesty, out of a self-gracious reEnter COUNTESS, LAFEU, and Clown.

mombrance, did first propose : his highness hath Laf. No, no, no, your son was misled with a promised me to do it; and, to stop up the displeasnipt-taffeta fellow there; whose villanous saffron?

sure he bath conceived against your son, there is no would have made all the unbaked and doughy youth litter matter. How does your ladyship like it? of a nation in his color: your daughter-in-law had

Count. With very much content, my lord, and I been alive at this hour; and your son here at home, wish it happily effected. more advanced by the king, than by that red-tailed

Laf. His highness comes post from Marseilles, of humble-bee I speak of.

as able body as when he numbered thirty; he wilt Count. I would, I had not known him! it was the be here to-morrow, or I am deceived by him that in

such intelligence hath seldom failed. * Lascivious. & Command

. End Count. It rejoices me, that I hope I shall see hiin * There was airshion of using yellow starch for bands and ruffles, to which Lafeu alludes:

i.e. Rue. Seduce. • Mischievously unhappy, waggish

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