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Hel. Ay, madam, knowingly.
Count. Why, Helen, thou shalt have my leave, and love, Means, and attendants, and my loving greetings To those of mine in court ; I'll stay at home, And pray God's blessing upon thy attempt : Be gone to-morrow; and be sure of this, What I can help thee to, thou shalt not miss. [Exeunt.
А ст ІІ. SCENE I.
The Court of France.
Enter the King, with young lords taking leave for the
i Lord. 'Tis our hope, sir,
King. No, no, it cannot be ; and yet my heart
the fons Of worthy Frenchmen: let higher Italy *(Those 'bated, that inherit but the fall
p into. my
beart will not confess, he owes the malady that does my life befrege.)—will not subscribe to the opinion that my disease is mortal; is whole under it.
' (Thaje 'bated, &c. ]-Those degenerate states, that were formed out of the ruins of the Roman empire.
of the last monarchy) see, that you come
2 Lord. Health at your bidding, serve your majesty!
King. Those girls of Italy, take heed of them ;
[The King retires to a couch. 1 Lord. Oh my sweet lord, that you will stay behind us! Par. 'Tis not his fault; the spark2 Lord. Oh, '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 bravely.
Ber. I shall stay here the w forehorse to a smock,
I Lord. There's honour in the theft.
queftant)-adventurer. you ferue]-you are soldiers.
commanded here, and kept a coil with;]-confined to the court, and made much ado with; and when I urge a wish to engage in the wars, I am told that I am too young, &c.
forehorse to a smock]-under petticoat government. * a tortur'd body.]-like tearing a limb from the body.
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, Y with his cicatrice, an emblem of war, here on his finifter cheek; it was this very sword ? entrench'd it ; say to him, I live; and observe his reports for me.
2 Lord. We shall, noble captain. Par. Mars doat on you for his novices! what will
Ber. Stay; the king
Par. Use a more spacious ceremony to the noble lords; you have restraind 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, eat, speak, and move under the influence of the most receiv'd star; and though the devil lead the measure, such are to be follow'd: after them, and take a more dilated farewel.
Ber. And I will do so.
Par. Worthy fellows; and like to prove most sinewy sword-men.
y he's cicatriced with.
2 entrench'd it;]-made that wound. they wear themselves in the cap of the time, there do mufter true gait,]—are ever in the pink of the mode; they do master, &c.—they regulate their whole behaviour by the standard of the most prevailing fashion. brought his pardon.]—a fair apology for his intrusion-bought.
King. I would I had : fo I had broke thy pate, And ask'd thee
for't. Laf. “Goodfaith, across :—but, my good lord, 'tis
Laf. O, will you eat
King. What her is this?
Laf. Why, doctor she: My lord, there's one arriv'd, If
you will see her—now, by my faith and honour,
King. Now, good Lafeu,
• Goodfaith, across:]-Agreed, though you had broken it across : or, you miss my meaning.
a medecine]—a female physician, a doctress.
blame my weakness :)—can impute to my own weakness; with to acknowledge the mere effect of my own credulity.
May spend our wonder too, or take off thine,
you, And not be all day neither.
[Exit Lafeu. King. Thus he his special nothing eyer prologues. Laf. [Returns.] Nay, come your ways.
[Bringing in Helena King. This haste hath wings indeed.
Laf. Nay, come your ways;
well. [Exit. 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 toward him; Knowing him, is enough. On his bed of death Many receipts he gave me ; chiefly one, Which, as the dearest issue of his practice, And of his old experience the only darling, He bad me store up, as a " triple eye, Safer than mine own two, more dear; I have fo: And, hearing your high majesty is touch'd With that malignant cause, wherein the power Of
my dear father's gift stands chief in honour,
King. We thank you, maiden ;
i Grelid's uncle,]-like Pandarus.