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Make me but like my thoughts; and I shall Wid. I have told my neighbour, how you have A lover of thy drum, hater of love. (Ereunt. been solicited by a gentleman his companion.

Mar. I know that knave; hung him! one PaSCENE IV. Rousillon. A Room in the Count- rolles : a filthy officer he is in those suggestions ess's Palace. Enter Countess and Steward.

for the young earl.---Beware of them, Diana ; their Count. Alas! and would you take the letter of her ? promises, enticements, oaths, tokens, and all these Might you not know, she would do as she has done, enyines of lust, are not the things they go under: By sending me a letter ? Read it again.

many a maid hath been seduced by them; and the Stew. I am Saint Jaques'' pilgrim, thither gone ; wreck of 'maidenhead, cannot for all that dissuade

misery is, example, that so terrible shows in the Ambitious love hath so in me offended, That bare-foot plod I the cold ground upon,

succession, but that they are limed with the twigs With sainted vou my faults to have amended.

that threaten them. I hope, I need not to advise you Write, orite, that from the bloody course of war,

further ; but, I hope, your own grace will keep you My dearest mester, your dear son, may hie;

where you are, though there were no further danger Bless him at home in peace, whilst I from far,

known, but the modesty which is so lost. His name with zealous fervour sanctify:

Dia. You shall not need to fear me. His taken labours tid him me forgive ;

Enter HELENA, in the dress of a Pilgrim. I, his despiteful Juno,? seni him forth

Wid. I hope so.—Look, here comes a pilgrim; From courtly friends, with camping foes to live, I know she will lie at my house: thither they send Where death and danget dog the heels of worth :

one another: I'll question her.He is too good and fair for dech and me Whom I myself embrace, to set him free.

God save you, pilgrim! Whither are you bound ?

Hel. To Saint Jaques le grand. Count. Ah, what sharp stings are in her mildest Where do the palmers? lodge, I do beseech you ? words!

Wid. At the Saint Francis here, beside the port. Rinaldo, you did never lack advice; so much, Hel. Is this the way? As letting her pass so; had I spoke with her,


Ay, marry, is it.-Hark you ; I could have well diverted her intents,

(A march afär oft Which thus she hath prevented.

They come this way:-- If you will carry, holy pilgrim,

Pardon me, madam : But till the troops come by, If I had given you this at over-night,

I will conduct you where you shall be lodgid;
She might have been o'erta'en; and yet she writes, The rather, for, I think, I know your hostess
Pursuit would be in vain.

As ample as myself.
What angel shall


Is it yourself? Bless this unworthy husband ? he cannot thrive, Wid. If you shall please so, pilgrim. Unless her prayers, whom heaven delights to hear, Hel. I thank you, and will stay upon your leisure. And loves to grant, reprieve him from the wrath Wid. You came, I think, from France ? Of greatest justice. -Write, write, Rinaldo,


I did so. To this unworthy husband of his wife;

Wid. Here you shall see a countryman of yours, Let every word weigh heavy of her worth,

That has done worthy service. That he does weigh* too light: my greatest grief,


His name, I pray you. Thougha little he do feel it, set down sharply. Dia. The count Rousillon; Know you such a one ? Despatch the most convenient messenger :

Hel. But by the ear, that hears most nobly of him; When, haply, he shall bear that she is gone,

His face I know not. He will return; and hope I may, that she,


Whatsoe'er he is, Hearing so much, will speed her foot again, He's bravely taken here. He stole from France, Led hither by pure love: which of them both As 'uis reported, for the king had married him Is dearest to me, I have no skill in sense

Against his liking : Think you it is so ? To make distinction:-Provide this messenger :

Hel. Ay, surely, mere the truth;' I know his lady. My heart is heavy, and mine age is weak;

Dia. There is a gentleman, that serves the count, Grief would have tears, and sorrow bids me speak. Reports but coarsely of her. (Exeunt. Hel.

What's his name? SCENE V. Without the Walls of Florence. A

Dia. Monsieur Parolles.

0, I believe with him,
Enter an old Widow of Florence, In argument of praise, or to the worth
Diana, VIOLENTA, MARIANA, and other Citi- of the great count himself, she is too mean,

To have her name repeated; all her deserving Wid. Nay, come; for if they do approach the Is a reserved honesty, and that city, we shall lose all the sight.

I have not heard examin'd.'' Dia. They say, the French count has done most


Alas, poor lady!

'Tig a hard bondage, to become the wife Wid. It is reported that he has taken their great- of a detesting lord. est commander; and that with his own hand he slew Wid. Ay,right; good creature, wheresoc'er she is," the duke's brother. We have lost our labour ; they Her heart weighs sadly: this young maid might do her are gone a contrary way: hark! you may know by A shrewd turn, if she pleas'd.


How do you mean? Mar. Come, let's return again, and suffice our- May be, the amorous count solicits her selves with the report of it. Well, Diana, take in the unlawful purpose. heed of this French' earl: the honour of a maid is Wid,

He does, indeed; her name; and no legacy is so rich as honesty.

And brokesl2 with all that can in such a suit 1: At Orleans was a church dedicated to St. Jaques, 10 Stavely's account of the difference between a palmer and Which pilgrims formerly used to resort, to adore a part of a pilgrim in his Dictionary, the cross pretended to be found there. See Heylin's 8 For, here o su, in other places, signifies cause, which France Painted to the Life, 1656, p. 270—6.

Tooke says is its signification. 2 Allirding to the story of Hercules.

9 i. e. the : Dre lith, or merely the truth. Mere was 3 1. e. discretion or thought.

used in the st sol inuple, absolute, decided. 4 Weigh here means to value or esteem.

10 That is nurstioni, doubted. 5 Suggestions are lemptations.

11 The old io y reads: 6 They are not the things for which their names "Turite good creature, wheresoe'er she is.' and so is a common expression. To go under the name of so Malone once deemed this an error, and proposed, 'A

righe good creature,' which was admitted into the text, 7 Pilgrims ; so called from a staff or bough of palm but he subsequently thought that the old reading was they were wont to carry, especially such as had visited correct. the holy places at Jerusalem. Johnson has given 12 Deals with panders.

Tucket afar off


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Corrupt the tender honour of a maid :

and hoodwink him so, that he shall suppose no other But she is arm'd for him, and keeps her guard

but that he is carried into the leaguer of the adverIn honestest defence.

saries, when we bring him to our tents: Be but your

lordship present at his examination; if he do noi, for Enter, with Drum and Colours, a party of the Flo- the promise of his life, and in the highest compulsion rentine Army, BERTRAM, and PAROLLES.

of base fear, offer to betray you, and deliver all the Mar. The gods forbid else!

intelligence in his power against you, and that with Wid.

So, now they come :- the divine forfeit of his soul upon oath, nerer trust That is Antonio, the duke's eldest son ;

my judgment in any thing. That, Escalus.

2 Lord. O, for the love of laughter, let him feich Hel. Which is the Frenchman ?

his drum; he says, he has a stratagem for't: when Dia.

your lordship sees the bottom of his success in't, That with the plume: 'tis a most gallant fellow;

and to what metal this counterfeit lump of oret will I would, he lov'd his wife : if he were honester,

be melted, if you give him not John Drum's enterHe were much goodlier :-Is’t not a handsome gen- tainment, your inclining cannot be removed. Here tleman ?

he comes. Hel. I like him well.

Enter PAROLLES. Dia. 'Tis pity, he is not honest : Yond's that same krave,

1 Lord. O, for the love of laughter, hinder not the That leads him to these places;' were 1 his lady,

humour of his design ; let him fetch off his drum is I'd poison that vile rascal.

any hand. Hel. Which is he?

Ber. How now, monsieur ? this drum sticks sorely Dia. That jack-an-apes with scarfs : Why is he in your disposition. melancholy?

Ž Lord. A pox on't, let it go ; 'tis but a drum. Hel. Perchance he's hurt i'the battle.

Par. But a drum! Is't but a drum? A drum se Par. Lose our drum! well.

lost !- There was an excellent command! to charge He's shrewdly vexed something: Look, in with

our horse upon our own wings, and to read he has spied us.

our own soldiers. Wid. Marry, hang you!

2 Lord. That was not to be blamed in the comMar. And your courtesy, for a ring-carrier!

mand of the service; it was a disaster of war that (E.ceunt BERTRAM, PAROLLES, Officers,

Cæsar himself could not have prevented, if he had and Soldiers.

been there to command. Wid. The troop is past : Come, pilgrim, I will

Ber. Well, we cannot greatly condemn our sucbring you

cess : some dishonour we had' in the loss of that Where you shall host : of enjoin'd penitents,

drum; but it is not to be recovered. There's four or five, to great Saint Jaques bound,

Par. It might have been recovered.

Ber. It might, but it is not now.
Already at my house.
I humbly thank you :

Par. It is to be recovered: but that the merit of Please it this matron, and this gentle maid,

service is seldom attributed to the true and eract To eat with us to-night, the charge, and thanking, performer, I would have that drum or another, or Shall be for me ; and, to requite you further,

hic jacet.' I will bestow some precepts on this virgin,

Ber. Why, if you have a stomach to't, monsieur, Worthy the note.

if you think your mystery in stratagem can bring this Both. We'll take your offer kindly. (Exeunt. instrument of honour again into his native quarter,

be magnanimous in the enterprise, and SCENE VI. Camp before Florence. Enter Ber- grace the attempt for a worthy exploit : if you speed TRAM, and the two French Loris.

well in it, the duke shall both speak of it, and es.

tend to you what further becomes his greatness, even I Lord. Nay, good my lord, put him to't: let him to the utmost syllable of your worthiness. have his way.

Par. By the hand of a soldier, I will undertake it. 2 Lord, If-your lordship find him not a hilding, ? Ber. But you must not now slumber in it. hold me no more in your respect.

Par. I'll about it this evening : and I will pre I Lord. On my life, my lord, a bubble.

sently pen down my dilemmas, encourage mysell Ber. Do you think, I am so far deceived in him? in my certainty, put myself into my mortal prepara

1 Lord. Believe it, my lord, in mine own direct tion, and, by midnight, look to hear further from me. knowledge, without any malice, but to speak of him, Ber. May I be bold to acquaint his grace, you as my kinsman, he's a most notable coward, an in- are gone about it? fnite and endless liar, an hourly promise-breaker, Par. I know not what the success will be, my the owner of no one good quality worthy your lord-lord; but the attempt I vow. ship's entertainment.

Ber. I know, thou art valiant ; and, to the possi2 Lord. It were fit you knew him ; lest, reposing bility of thy scldiership, will subscribe for thee." too far in his virtue, which he hath not, he might, at Farewell. some great and trusty business, in a main danger, Par. I love not many words.

[Ezil. fail you.

1 Lord. No more than a fish loves water.--Is not Ber. I would, I knew in what particular action to this a strange fellow, my lord ? that so confidently 2 Lord. None better than to let him fetch off his is not to be done; damns himself to do, and dares

seems to undertake this business, which he knows drum, which you hear him so confidently undertake better be damned' than to do't. to do.

2 Lord. You do not know him, my lord, as we 1 Lord. I, with a troop of Florentines, will sud-do: certain it is, that he will steal himself into a denly surprise him ; such I will have, whom, I am man's favour, and, for a week, escape a great deal sure, he knows not from the enemy: we will bind

7 I would recover the lost drum or another, of die in 1 Theobald thought that we shonld 4.d paces, but the attempt. An epitaph then usually began hic parel. we may suppose the places alluded it the houses of 8 The dilemmas of Parolles have nothing to do with pimps and panders.

those of the schoolmen, as the commentators imagin? A hilding is a paltry fellow, a converd."

ed :-his dilemmas are the difficulties he was to encoun3 The cump. li seems to have been a new-farigled cer. Mr. Boswell argues thai the penning down of these term at this time, introduced from the Low Countries. 4 The old copy reads ours. The emendation is Theo. are those distinct actions necessarily connected?

could not well encourage him in his certainty : but why bald's.

9 Steevens has mistaken this passage; Malone is 5 This was a common phrase for ill treatment. right. Bertram's meaning is, that he will vouch for his

6 A phrase for at any rate. Sometimes, 'al any doing all that it is possible for soldiership to effect. He hand.

was not yet certain of his cowardice.

go on; I will


try him.


of discoveries ; but when you find him out, you have | But that your daughter, ere she seems as won, him ever after.

Desires this ring ; appoints him an encounter ; Ber. Why, do you think, he will make no deed In fine, delivers me to fill the time, at all of this, that so seriously he does address him- Herself most chastely absent : after this, self unto?

To marry her, I'll add three thousand crowns 1 Lord. None in the world; but return with an To what is past already. invention, and clap upon you iwo or three probable Wid.

I have yielded : lies: but we have almost embossed him, you shall Instruct my daughter how she shall persever, see his fall to-night; for, indeed, he is not for your That time and place, with this deceit so lawful, lordship's respect.

May prove coherent. Every night he comes 2 Lord. We will make you some sport with the With musics of all sorts, and songs compos'd fos, ere we case him.?, He was first smoked by the To her unworthiness : It nothing steads us, old lord Lafeu: when his disguise and he is parted,

chide him from our eaves :' for he persists, tell me what a sprat you shall find him; which you As if his life lay on't. shall see this very night.


Why then, to-night 1 Lord. I must go look my twigs; he shall be Let us assay our plot; which, if it speed, caught.

Is wicked meaning in a lawful deed, Ber. Your brother, he shall go along with me. And lawful meaning in a lawful act; 1 Lord. As't please your lordship: P'll leave you. Where both not sin, and yet a sinful fact: [Exit. But let's about

(Ereunt. Ber. Now will I lead you to the house,and show you The lass I spoke of. 2 Lord. But, you say, she's honest.

ACT IV. Ber. That's all the fault: I spoke with her but once, And found her wondrous cold; but I sent to her, SCENE I. Without the Florentine Camp. Enter By this same coxcomb that we have i'the wind, first Lord, with five or six Soldiers in ambush. Tokens and letters which she did resend;

1 Lord. He can come no other way but by this And this is all I have done : She's a fair creature : hedge' corner: When you sally upon him, speak Will you go see her ?

whai terrible language you will; though you under2 Lord.

With all my heart, my lord. stand it not yourselves, no matter: for we must not

'[Exeunt. seem to understand him; unless some one among SCENE VII. Florence. A Room in the Widow's us, whom we must produce for an interpreter.

í Sold. Good captain, let me be the interpreter. House. Ente HELENA and Widow.

1 Lord. Art not acquainted with him ? knows he Hd. If you misdoubt me that I am not she, not thy voice? I know noi how I shall assure you further,

i sold. No, sir, I warrant you. But I shall lose the grounds I work upon.*

i Lord. But what linsy-woolsy hast thou to speak Wid. Though my estate be fallen, I was well born, to us again? Nothing acquainted with these businesses ;

I Sold. Even such as you speak to me. And would not put my reputation now

1 Lord. He must think us some band of strane In any staining act.

gers i'the adversary's entertainment. Now he hath Hei.

Nor would I wish you. a smack of all neighbouring languages; therefore First, give me trust, the count he is my husband; we must every one be a man of his own fancy, nut And, what to your sworn counsel I have spoken, to know what we speak one to another; so we Is so, from word to word; and then you cannot, seem to know, is to know straight our purpose : 10 By the good aid that I of you shall borrow, chough's?? language,gabble enough and good enough. Err in bestowing it.

As for you, interpreter, you must seem very poli. Wid. I should believe you;

tic. Bút couch, ho! here he comes; to beguile For you have show'd me that, which well'approves two hours in a sleep, and then to return and swear You are great in fortune.

the lies he forges. He, Take this purse of gold,

Enter PAROLLES. And let me buy your friendly help thus far,

Par. Ten o'clock : within these three hours Which I will overpay, and pay again, When I have found it. The count he woos your say I have done? it must be a very plausible in

'twill be time enough to go home. What shall I daughter,

vention that carries it: They begin to smoke me; Lays down his wanton siege before her beauty, Resolves to carry her; let her, in fine, consent,

and disgraces have of late knocked too often at my As we'll direct her how 'tis best to bear it,

door. I find my tongue is too fool-hardy; but my Now his important blood will nought deny

heart hath the fear of Mars before it, and of his That she'll demand : A ring the countye wears

creatures, not daring the reports of my tongue. That downward hath succeeded in bis house,

I Lord. This is the first truth that e'er thine own From son to son, some four or five descents

tongue was guilty of.

[ Aside.

Par. What the devil should more me to underSince the first father wore it; this ring he holds In most rich choice ; yet, in his idle fire,

take the recovery of this drum ; being not ignorant To buy his will, it would not seem too dear,

of the impossibility, and knowing I had no such Howe'er repented after.

purpose ? I must give myself some hurts, and say, Wid.

Now I see

I got them in exploit: Yet slight ones will not carThe bottom of your purpose.

ry it: They will say, Came you off with so little ? Hel. You see it lawful then: It is no more,

and great ones I dare noi give. Wherefore ? I That is, almost run him doron. An emboss'd stag 7 From under our windows. is one so hard chased that it foams at the mouth. 8 This gingling riddle may be thus briefly explained. note on The Induction to The Taming of the Shrew Bertram's is a wicked intention, though the act he com

2 Before we strip him naked, or unmask him. mits is lawful. Helen's is both a lausul intention and a 3 This proverbial phrase is noted by Ray, p. 216, ed. larful deed. The fact as relates to Bertram was sin. 1737. It is thus explained by old Cotgrave: Estre sur ful, because he intended to commit adultery; yet nei. TERI, To be in the wind, or to have the wind of. To ther he nor Helena uctually sinned. get the wind, advantage, upper hand of; to have a 9 i. e. foreign troops in the enemy's pay. man under his lee."

10 The sense of this very obscure passage appears, 4 i. e. by discovering herself to the Count.

from the context, to be : 'we must each fancy a jargon 5 Important, here and in other places, is used for im- for himself, without aiming to be understood by each portunate. Mr. Tyrwhiu says, that important may be other; for, provided we appear to understand, that will from the French emportant.

be sufficient. I suspect that a word or two is omitted, 6 e. the Count.

11 A bird of the jack-daw kind,

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what's the instance ?! Tongue, I must put you | SCENE II. Florence. A Room in the Widow's into a butterwoman's mouth, and buy another of

House. Bajazet's mute, ? if you prattle me into these perils.

Enter BERTRAM and DIANA, Lord. Is it possible, he should know what he is, and be that he is ?

(Aside. Ber. They told me, that your name was FontPar. I would the cutting of my garments would

bell. serve the turn; or the breaking of my Spanish Dia. No, my good lord, Diana. sword.


Titled goddess; 1 Lord. We cannot afford you so. (Aside. And worth it, with addition! But, fair soul,

Par. Or the baring of my beard; and to say, it In your fine frame hath love no quality ? was in stratagem.

If the quick fire of youth light not your mind, i Lord. "Twould not do.

(Aside. You are no maiden, but a monument : Par. Or to drown my clothes, and say, I was When you are dead, you should be such a one stripped.

As you are now, for you are cold and stern; i Lord. Hardly serve.

(Aside. And now you should be as your mother was, Par. Though I swore I leaped from the window When your sweet self was got. of the citadel

Dia. She then was honest. i Lord. How deep ?


So should you be. Par. Thirty fathom.


No: 1 Lord. Three great oaths would scarce make My mother did but duty ; such, my lord, that be believed.

(Aside. As you owe to your wife. Par. I would, I had any drum of the enemy's ; Ber.

No more of that! I would swear, I recovered it.

I'pr’ythee, do not strive against my vows: 1 Lord, You shall hear one anon. [Aside. I was compellid to her; but I love thee Par. A drum now of the enemy's!

By love's own sweet constraint, and will for ever

(Alarum within. Do thee all rights of service. Lord. Throca movousus, cargo, cargo, cargo.


Ay, so you serve us, All. Cargo, cargo, villianda par corbo, cargo. Till we serve you: but when you have our roses,

Par. O! ransom, ransom :-Do not hide mine You barely leave our thorns to prick ourselves, eyes.

[They seize him and blindfold him. And mock us with our bareness. I Sold. Boskos thromuldo boskos.


How have I sword? Par. I know you are the Muskog' regiment. Dia. 'Tis not the many oaths, that make the wayIn And I shall loso my life for want of language :

truth; If there be here German, or Dane, low Dutch, But the plain single vow, that is vow'd true. Italian, or French, let him speak to me,

What is not holy, that we swear not hy, I will discover that which shall undo

But take the highest to witness :5 Then, pray you,
The Florentine.
1 Sold.
Boskos vauvado :-

If I should swear by Jove's great attributes,
I understand thee, and can speak thy tongue:-- I lov'd you dearly, would you believe my oaths,
Kerelybonto : Sir,

When I did love you ill? this has no bolding,
Betake thee to thy faith, for seventeen poniards To swear by him whom I protest to love,
Are at thy bosom.

That I will work against him: Therefore, you
Oh !

1 Sold.

O pray, pray, pray.- Are words, and poor conditions ; but unseald;
Manka revania dulche.

At least, in my opinion.
1 Lord.
Oscorbi dulchos volivorca,

Change it, change it;
I Sold. The general is content to spare thee yet; Be not so holy-cruel : love is holy;
And, hoodwink'd as thou art, will lead thee on And my integrity ne'er knew the crafts
To gather from thee: haply, thou may’st inform That you do charge men with : Stand no more of,
Something to save thy life.

But give thyself unto my sick desires,

0, let me live, Who then recover : say, thou art mine, and ever And all the secrets of our camp Pil show,

My love, as it begins, shall so persever.
Their force, their purposes: nay, I'll speak that

see, that men make hopes, in such a war, Which you will wonder at.

That we'll forsake ourselves,

Give me that ring. 1 Sold.

But wilt thou faithfully ? Ber. I'll lend it thee, my dear, but have no potret Par. If I do not, damn me.

To give it from me. 1 Sold.

Acordo linta.

Come on, thou art granted space.

Will you not, my lord?

Ber. It is an honour 'longing to our house,
[Erit, wilh PAROLLES guarded. Bequeathed down from many ancestors ;
1 Lord. Go, tell the count Rousillon, and my which were the greatest obloquy i'the world

In me to lose.
We have caught the woodcock, and will keep him Dia.

Mine honour's such a ring:

My chastity's the jewel of our house,
Till we do hear from them.

Bequeathed down from many ancestors;
2 Sold.

Captain, I will. Which were the greatest obloquy i'the world
i Lord. He will betray us all unto ourselves ;- In me to lose:

Thus your own proper wisdom
Inform 'em that.

Brings in the champion honour on my part,
2 Sold.
So I will, sir.

Against your vain assault,
1 Lord. Till then, I'll keep him dark, and safely Ber.


. My house, mine honour, yea, my life be thine,
1 The proof.

And I'll be bid by thee.
2 The old copy reads mule. The emendation was
made by Warburton.

'If I should swear by Lore's great attributes
3 i.e. the sharing of my beard. To bare anciently Ilov'd you dearly, would you believe my calks,
signified to share.

When I did love you ill? this has no holding,
4. i. p. against his determined resolution never to co. To swear by him, when I protest to love
habit with Helena.

That I will work against him.'
5 The sense is—we never swear hy what is not holy,
but take to witness the Highese, the Divinity.

7 The old copy reads, make ropes in such a warme

Rowe changed it to make hopes in such affairs, passage does not satisfy me. 6 Heath's attempt at explanation of this very obscure and Malone to, make hopes in such a scene, Buck

It appears to be corrupt; fairs and scene have no literal resemblance to the red and, after much attention to its probable meaning, and word scurre : warre is always so written in the old taken with the preceding and succeeding speeches, I copy; the change is therefore less violent, more prode feel persuaded that it should stand thus :

ble, and, I think, makes better sense.


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Here, take my ring:

Dia. When midnight comes, knock at my cham- 2 Lord. What will count Rousillon do then? will ber window;

he travel higher, or return again into France ? I'll order take, my mother shall not hear.

I Lord. I perceive by this demand, you are not Now will I charge you in the band of truth, altogether of his council. When you have conquer'd my yet maiden bed, 2 Lord. Let it be forbid, sir! so should I be a Remain there but an hour, nor speak to me; great deal of his act. My reasons are most strong; and you shall know I Lord. Sir, his wife, some two months since, them,

fied from his house : her pretence is a pilgrimage When back again this ring shall be deliver'd : to Saint Jaques le grand ; 'which holy undertaking, And on your finger, in the night, I'll put

with most austere sanctimony, she accomplished ; Another ring; that, what in time proceeds, and, there residing, the tenderness of her nature May token to the future our past deeds.

became as a prey to her grief; in fine, made a # Adiell, till then; then, fail not: You have won groan of her last breath, and now she sings in A wife of me, though there my hope be done,

heaven. Ber. A heaven on earth I have won, by wooing 2 Lord. How is this justified ? thee.

(Exit. 1 Lord. The stronger part of it by her own lete Dia. For which live long to thank both heaven ters; which makes her story true, even to the point and me!

of her death: her death itself, which could not be You may so in the end.

her office to say, is come, was faithfully confirmed My mother told me just how he would woo, by the rector of the place. As if she sat in his heart; she says, all men

2 Lord. Hath the count all this intelligence ? Have the like oaths : he had sworn to marry me, 1 Lord. Ay, and the particular confirmations, When his wife's dead; therefore I'll lie with him, point from point, to the full arming of the verity; When I am buried. Since . Frenchmen are so 2 Lord. I am heartily sorry, that he'll be glad of braid,'

this. Marry that will, I'll live and die a maid :

i Lord. How mightily, sometimes, we make us Only in this disguise, I think't no sin,

comforts of our losses! To cozen him, that would unjustly win. (Erit. 2 Lord. And how mightily, some other times, we SCENE III. The Florentine Camp. Enter the drown our gain in tears! The great dignity, that two French Lords, and two or three Soldiers.

his valour hath here acquired for him, shall ai home

be encountered with a shame as ample. 1 Lord. You have not given him his mother's 1 Lord. The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, letter?

good and ill together: our virtues would be proud, 2 Lord. I have delivered it an hour since: there if our faults whipped them not; and our crimes is something in't that stings his nature; for, on the would despair, if they were not cherish'd by our reading it, he chang'd almost into another man. virtues.I Lord. He has much worthy blame laid upon

Enter a Servant. him, for shaking off so good a wife, and so sweet a lady.

How now? where's your master? 2 Lord. Especially he hath incurred the everlast

Serv. He met thë duke in the street, sir, of Ing displeasure of the king, who had even tuned his whom he hath taken a solemn leave ; his lordship bounty to sing happiness to him. I will tell you a fered him letters of commendations to the king.

will next morning for France. The duke hath ofthing, but you shall let it dwell darkly with you. i Lord. When you have spoken it'us dead, and

2 Lord. They shall be no more than needful I am the grave of it.

there, if they were more than they can commend. 2 Lord. He hath perverted a young gentlewoman

Enter BERTRAM. here in Florence, of a most chaste renown; and this night he fleshes his will in the spoil of her hon tartness. Here's his lordship now.

1 Lord. They cannot be too sweet for the king's oor; he hath given her his monumental ring, and lord, is't not after midnight? thinks himself made in the unchaste composition.

Ber. I have to-night despatched sixteen busiI Lod. Now, God delay our rebellion; as we

nesses, a month's length a-piece, by an abstract of are ourselves, what things are we! 2 Lord. Merely our own traitors. And as in the adieu with his nearest ; buried a wife, mourned for

success: I have conge'd with the duke, done my common course of all treasons, we still see them her; writ to my lady mother, I am returning ; enreveal themselves, till they attain to their abhorred tertained my convoy; and, between these main ends;? so he that in this action contrives against parcels of despatch, effected many nicer needs; the his own nobility, in his proper stream o'erflows himself.'

last was the greatest, but that I have not ended

yet. I Lord. Is it not meant damnable* in us to be trumpelers of our unlawful intents ? We shall not this morning your departure hence, it requires haste

2 Lord. If the business be of any difficulty and then have his company to-night.

of your lordship. 2 Lord. Not till after midnight ; for he is dieted

Ber. I mean, the business is not ended, as fearto his hour,

ing to hear of it hereafter: But shall we have this I Lord. That approaches apace; I would gladly dialogue between the fool and the soldier ?have him see his companys anatomized; that he come, bring forth this counterfeit module ;' he has might take a measure of his own judgment, where deceived me, like a double-meaning prophesier. in so curiously he had set this counterfeit.' 2 Lord. We will not meddle with him till he has sat in the stocks all night, poor gallant knave.

2 Lord. Bring him forth : (Ereunt Soldiers.) he come ; for his presence must be the whip of the

Ber. No matter; his heels have deserved it, in other. I Lord. In the mean time, what hear you of these usurping his spurs” so long. How does he carry

himself Fars? 2 Lord, I hear, there is an overture of peace.

I Lord. I have told your lordship already; the I Lord. Nay, I assure you, a peace concluded. finding how erroneously he has judged, will be less

confident, and more easily moved by admonition. 1 i. e. false, deceitful, tricking, beguiling.

7 Counterfeit, besides its ordinary signification of a ? This may mean, they are perpetually talking person pretending to be what he is not, also meant a about the mischief they intend to do, till they have picture, the word set shows that the word is used in both obtained an opportunity of doing it.?

senses here. 3 i e. betrays his own secrets in his own talk. 8 Module and model were synonymous. The mean.

4 Damnable for damnably; the adjective used ad. ing is, bring forth this counterfeit representation of a verbially,

soldier. 6 Company for companion.

9 An allusion to the degradation of a knight by hack 6 This is a very just and moral reason. Bertram, by ling off his spurs.

How now, my

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