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which is the most inhibited sin in the canon. Keep it not; you cannot chuse but lose by't: Out with’t : within ten years it will make itself two, which is a goodly increase; and the principal itself not much the worse : Away with’t.
Hel. How might one do, fir, to lose it to her own liking ?
Par. Let me see : Marry, "ill, to like him that ne'er it likes. 'Tis a commodity will lose the glofs with lying; the longer kept, the less worth : off with't, while 'tis vendible : answer the time of request. Virginity, like an old courtier, wears her cap out of fashion ; richly suited, but unsuitable: just like the • brooch and the tooth-pick, which wear not now: Your 'date is better in your pye and your porridge, than in your cheek: And your virginity, your old virginity, is like one of our French wither'd pears : it looks ill, it eats dryly; marry, 'tis a wither’d pear: it was formerly better ; marry, "yes, 'tis a wither'd pear: Will you any thing with it?
Hel. "Not my virginity yet. There shall
mafter have a thousand loves,
'ill,]-The must do ill.
TROILUS and CRESSIDA, Act I, S. 2. Cr.
* Not my virginity yet. ]-This line may refer to Parolles's “ wither'd pear;" or we may read, will you any thing with us; meaning, Will jou send any thing to court by us ; have you any commands there?
a thousand loves, &c.)--Loves that will supply che place of a mother, &c. and on whom he will fondly bestow those tender appellatives, together with a numerous train of adoptious christendoms, nicknames, new fangled denominations forged at Cupid's mint. “ One nickname to her purblind son and heir.” ROMEO AND JULIET, A& II, S. I. Mer.
A counsellor, a traitress, and a dear:
Par. What one, i'faith?
-?Tis pityPar. What's pity?
Hel. That wishing well had not a body in't,
[Exit Page. Par. Little Helen, farewel : if I can remember thee, I will think of thee at court.
Hel. Monfieur Parolles, you were born under a charitable star.
Par. Under Mars, I.
must needs be born under Mars.
Par. When he was predominant.
y learning-place; ]-the only foil for improvement.
? And shew &c.)-in reality, by our actual good offices, what, at 3 distance, we can only kindly intend ; which entitles us to no thanks, till put in execution,
Hel. When he was retrograde, I think, rather.
Hel. So is running away, when fear proposes the safety : But the composition, that your valour and fear makes in you, o is a virtue of a good wing, and I like the wear well.
Par. I am so full of businesses, I cannot answer thee acutely: I will return perfect courtier ; in the which, my instruction shall serve to naturalize thee, so thou wilt be capable of courtier's counsel, and understand what advice shall thrust upon thee; else thou diest in thine unthankfulness, and thine ignorance makes thee away ; farewel. When thou hast leisure, say thy prayers; when thou hast none, remember thy friends : get thee a good husband, and use him as he uses thee : so farewel.
[Exit. Hel. Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, Which we ascribe to heaven : the fated sky Gives us free scope ; only, doth backward pull Our Now designs, when we ourselves are dull. What power is it, which mounts my love so high; That makes me fee, and cannot feed mine eye ? “The mightiest space in nature fortune brings To join liked likes, and kiss like native things. 'Impossible be strange attempts, to those
a virtue of a good wing,]-like a good hawk, flies well, and will carry you thro' all dangers. b the fated sky]-fate, deftiny.
The mightest space in nature, &c. )--Accident sometimes unites most intimately those, whom inequality of rank had set at the greatest distance : The mightiest space in fortune, &c.-Mutual affection often unites those, between whom fortane has placed the greatest disparity, and causes them to join like persons in similar circumstances. Slikes,] -persons in similar circumstances.
native) - congenial, formed for each other.
Impossible be strange attempts, to those that weigh their pain in sense ; and do fuppose, what bath been cannot be : &c.)- New attempts seem inpossible to those, that judge of the success of their enterprises from ordinary occurrences, and conclude that what hath but rarely happened, will never happen again.
That weigh their pain in sense; and do suppose,
Flourish cornets. Enter the King of France, with Letters,
and divers attendants.
King. The Florentines and Senoys are by the ears;
1 Lord. So 'tis reported, fir.
King. Nay, 'tis most credible; we here receive ic
i Lord. His love and wisdom, Approv'd so to your majesty, may plead For amplest credence.
King. He hath arm’d our answer,
2 Lord. It may well serve
Enter Bertram, Lafeu, and Parolles.
King. Youth, thou bear'st thy father's face :
Ber. My thanks and duty are your majesty's.
King. I would I had that corporal soundness now,
tongue obey'd his hand : who were below him He us'd as creatures of another place ;
but they may jeft, &c.]-they may deal out their fund of satire, till the shafts, unfelt, recoil upon themselves, before they will be able to temper it with that winning gracefulness, which marked his happy vein.
in bis pride or sharpnejs;]-dignity of manner, or keenness of his strokes.
i of another place ; &c.]—as if they had been his equals; and though fach condescension gave them a better opinion of themselves, yet their acknowledgments of it served only to encrease his humility.