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penny purse of wit, thou pigeon-egg of discretion Enter HOLOFERNES, Sir Nathaniel, and Dull. but my bastard! what a joyful father would'st thou
O, an the heavens were so pleased, that thou wert Hol. Satis quod sufficit.
make ine! Go to; thou hast it ad dunghill, at de Nath. I praise God for you, sir, your reasons fingers' ends, as they say. at dinner have been sharp and sententious; plea
Hol. O, I smell false Latin; dunghill for un sant without scurrility, witty without affection, guem. audacious without impudeney, learned without
Arm. Arts-man, præambula; we will be singled opinion, and strange without heresy. I did con
from the barbarous. Do you not educate youth it verse this quondami day with a companion of the the charge-houses on the iop of the mountain? king's, who is intituled, nominated, or called, Don
Hol. Or, mons, the hill. Adriano de Armado.
Arm. At your sweet pleasure, for the mountain Hol. Novi hominem tanquam te: His humor is
Hul. I do, sans question. lofty, his discourse peremptory, his tongue tiled, his
Arm. Sır, it is the king's most sweet pleasure eye ambitious, his gate majestical, and his general and allection, to congratulate the princess at her behavior vain, ridiculous, and thrasonical. He is pavilion, in the posteriors of this day; which the too picked, too spruce, too affected, too odd, as it rude multitude call the afternoon. were, too peregrinate, as I may call it.
Hol. The posterior of the day, most generous Nath. A most singular and choice epithet.
sir, is liable, congruent, and measurable for the [Takes out his table-book. afternoon: the word is well culld, chose; sweet Hol. He draweth out the thread of his verbosity and apt, I do assure you, sir, I do assure. finer than the staple of his argument. I abhor such
Arm. Sir, the king is a noble gentleman; and m" fanatical phantasis, such insociable and point-de-familiar, I do assure you, very good friend-For vises companions; such rackers of orthography, as
what is inward between us, let it pass.- I do be to speak, dout, fine, when he should say, doubt: seech thee, remember thy courtesy ;-1 beseech det, when he should pronounce, debt; d, e, b, t; thee, apparel thy head;—and among other imnot, d, e, t: he clepetti a calf, cauf; hali, haur; portunate and most serious designs, and of great neighbor, vocatur, nebour, neigh abbreviated, ne inport indeed, too ;-but let that pass:-fór 1 This is abhorninable, (which he would call abomin- must tell thee, it will please his g ace (by the worla) able,) it insinuateth me of insaine; Ne intelligis sometime to lean upon my poor shoulder; and with domine? to make frantic, lunatic.
his royal finger, tlius, dally with my excrement." Nath. Laus deo, bone intelligo.
with my mustachio; but sweet heart, let that pass Hol. Bone?-bone, for bene : Priscian a little By the world, I recount no table; some certain scratch'd; 'twill serve.
special honors it pleaseth his greatness to impart
to Armado, a soldier, a man of travel, that hath Enter ARMADO, Moru, and CostaRD.
seen the world: but let that pass. The very all of Nath. Videsne quis venit?
all is,--but sweet heart, I do implore secrecyHol. Video, et guudeo.
that the king would have me present the princess, drm. Chirra!
[To Moru. sweet chuck, with some delightful ostentation, or Hol. Quare Chirra, not sirrah?
show, or pageant, or antic, or fire-work. Now, unArm. Men of peace, well encounter'd.
derstanding that the curate and your sweet stil Hol. Most military sir, salutation.
are good at such eruptions, and sudden breaking Moth. They have been at a great feast of lan- out of mirth, as it were, I have acquainted , u guages, and stolen the scraps. [1o Costard aside. withal, to the end to crave your assistance.
Cost. O, they have lived long in the alms-basket Hol. Sir, you shall present before her the nine of words! I marvel, thy master hath not eaten thee worthies.-Sir Nathaniel, as concerning some er for a word; for thou art not so long by the head as tertainment of time, some show in the posterior of honorificabilitudinitatibus: thou art easier swal- this day, to be rendered by our assistance, the lowed than a flap-dragon.
king's command, and this most gallant, illustrate, Moth. Peace; the peal begins.
and learned gentleman,-before the princess; I say, drm, Monsieur, [1o Hol.) are you not letter'd ? none so fit as to present the nine wortkies. Moth. Yes, yes; he teaches boys the horn-book :
Nath. Where will you find men worthy enou, -What is a, b, spelt backward with a horn on his to present them? head!
Hol. Joshua, yourself; myself, or this gallant Hol. Ba pueritia, with a horn added.
gentleman, Judas Maccabæus; this swain, because Moth. Bà, most silly sheep, with a horn:-You of his great limb or joint, shall pass Pompey the hear his learning,
great; the page, Hurcules. Hol. Quis, quis, thou consonant?
Arm. Pardon, sir, error: he is not quantity enough Moth. The third of the five vowels, if you repeat for that worthy's thumb: he is not so big as the them; or the fifth, if I.
end ot' his club Hob. I will repeat them, a, e, i.
Hol. Shall I have audience? he shall present Moth. The sheep; the other two concludes it; Hurcules in minority: his enter and exit shall be 0, 0.
strangling a snake; and I will have an apology for Arm. Now, by the salt wave of the Mediterra- that purpose. neum, a sweet touch, a quick venew of wit: snip,
Moth. An excellent device! so, if any of the nap, quick and hoine; it rejoiceth my intellect? audience hiss, you may cry, Well done, Hurculex true wit.
now thou crushest the snuke! that is the way to Moth. Offer'd by a child to an old man; which make an offence gracious; though few bave the is wit-old.
grace to do it. Hol. What is the figure? what is the figure ?
Arm. For the rest of the worthies! Moth. Horns.
Hol. I will play three myself. Hol. Thou disputest like an infant: go, whip Moth. Thrice-worthy gentleman! thy gig,
Arm. Shall I tell you a thing? Moth. Lend me your horn to make one, and I
Hol. We attend. will whip about your infamy circum circu; A gig
Arm. We will have, if this fadges nol, an antic of a cuckold's hora!
I beseech you, follow. Cost. An I had but one penny in the world, thou Hol. Via,' goodman Dull! thou hast spoken by shouldst have it to buy gingerbread: hold, there is word all this while. the very remuneration I had of thy master, thou half- Dull. Nor understood none neither, sir.
Hol. Allons! we will employ thee. • Discourses. • Affectation. > Boastful.
Dull. I'll make one in a douce, or so; or I will 1 Over-dressed.
- Finical exactness. A small inflammable substance, swallowed in a glass • Free-school
• Beard of wine.
play on the tabor to the worthies, and let them Prin. None are so surely caught, when they are dance the bay,
catch'd, Hui. Most dull, honest Dull to our sport, away. As wit turn'd fool : folly, in wisdom hatch'd,
[Exeunt, Hath wisdom's warrant, and the help of school ;
And wit's own grace to grace a learned tool. SCENE II.-Before the Princess's Pavilion.
Ros. The blood of youth burns not with such
As gravity's revolt to wantonness.
Mar. Folly in fools bears not so strong a note, li farings come thus plentifully in : A lady wali'd about with dimonds
Since all the power thereot' it doth apply, Look you, what I have from the loving king.
To prove, by wit, worth in simplicity. Ras. Nadam, come nothing else along with that?
Enter BOYET. Prir. Nothing out this ! yes, as much love in rhyme,
Prin. Here comes Boyet, and mirth is in his face. As would be cramm'd up in a sheet of paper, Boyet. 0, I am stabb a with laughter! Where's Writ on both sides the leaf, margent and all;
her grace! That lie was fain to seal on Cupid's name.
Prin. Thy news, Boyet ? Ros. That was the way to make his god-head Boyet.
Prepare, madam, prepare ! wax;"
Arm, wenches, arm ! encounters mountea are For he hath been five thousand years a boy. Against your peace: Love doth approach disguis'd,
Kath. Ay, and a shrewd unhappy gallows too: Armed in arguments : you ll be surpris'd: Ras. You'll ne'er be friends with him; he killid Muster your wits; stand in your own defence; your sister.
Or bide your heads like cowards, and tly hence. Kath. He made her melancholy, sad, and, heavy; Prin. Saint Denis to sainvCupid! What are they, And so she died : bad sbe been light, like you, That charge their breath against us! say, scout, say. Giach a merry, nimble, stirring spirit,
Boyet. under the cool shaue of a sycamore,
The king and his compamons: warily
Their herald is a preity knavish page, Ros. Look what you do, you do it still i' the That weil by heart haih conn'd his embassage : dark.
Action, and accent, did they teach him there;
For, quoth the king, an angel shait thou see ;
I should have fear'd her, hud she been a devil. Who sent it? and what is it?
With that ali laugh’d, and clapp'd him on tne Ros. I would, you knew:
shoulder; Anif my face were but as fair as yours,
Making the bold wag by thejr praises bolder. y lavor were as great; be witness this.
One rubb'd huis elbow, thus; and tieer'd, and swore, Sas, I have verses too, I thank Biron :
A better speech was never spoke before:
Cry'd, Via! ue will do't, come what will come : 1 an compared to twenty thousand fairs.
Tlie third he caper'd, and cried, All goes well 0, he hath drawg my picture in his letter !
The fourth turn'd on the toe, and down he jell. Prin. Any thing like?
With that they all did tumble on the ground,
To check their folly, passion s solemn tears. Ros. 'Ware pencils! How ! let me not die your Prin. But what, but what, come they to visit us ! debtor,
Boyet. 1 hey do, they do, and are appareld My red dominical, my golden letter:
thus, utat your fice were not so full of O's!
Like Muscovites, or Russians: as I guess, Kak. A pox of that jest! and beshrew all shrows! Their purpose is, to parle, to court, and dance : 1 rin, But what was sent to you from fair Dumain? And every one his love-leat will advance Kuth. Madam, this glove.
Unto his several mistress; which they'll know Fria.
Did he not send you twain ? By favors several, which they did bestow. Keda. Yes, madam; and moreover,
Prin. And will they so ? the gallants shall be Some thousand verses of a faithful lover:
task'd : A bage translation of hypocrssy,
For, ladies, we will every one be mask'd Viely compild' profound simplicity,
And not a man of them shall have the grace, Mir. This, and these pearls, to me sent Lon- Despite of suit, to see a lady's face. gaville;
Hold, Rosaline, this favor triou shalt wear! The letter is too long by half a mile.
And then the king will court thee for his dear; Prin. I think no less: Dost thou not wish in heart, Hold, take thou this, my sweet, and give me thine ; The chain were longer, and the letter short? So shall Birón take me for Rosaline.Ma. Ay, or I would these hands might never And change your favors too; so sball your loves part.
Woo contrary, deceiv'd, by these removes. Pria. We are wise girls to mock our lovers so. Ros. Come on then; wear the t'avors most in sight. Pos. They a e worse fools to purchase mocking so. kah. But, in this changing, what is your inteul ! That carne Birón I'll torture ere I go.
Prin. The effect of ny intent is to cross theirs : tl, that I knew be were but in by the week! They do it but in mocking merriment; Hgt i would make him fawn, and beg, and seek ; And mock for mock is only my intent. And wait the season, and observe the times; Their several counsels they unboson shall and spend his prodigal wits in bootless rhymes To loves mistook ; and so be mock'd withal, And dape his ervice wholly to my behesta; Upon the next occasion that we meet, And make him proud to make me proud that jests! With visages display'd, to talk, and greet. ia porten t-like would I o'ersway his state,
Ros. But shall we dance, if they desire us to't ? That due should be my fool, and I his fate.'
Prin. No: to the death, we wili not move a fool, • Gros • Formerly a term of endearment. Nor to their penn'd speech render we no grace ;
But, while tis spoke, each turn away her face.
Boyet. Why, that contempt will kill the speaker's Ros. Since you are strangers and come here by heari,
chance, And quite divorce his memory from his part. We'll not be nice: take bands :
-we will not dance. Print. Therefore I do it; and I make no doubt King. Why take we hands then? The rest will re'er come in, it he be out.
Only to part friends:There's no such sport, as sport by sport o'erthrown; Court'sy, sweet hearts; and so the measure ends. To mahe theirs ours, and ours none but our own: King. More measure of this measure, be not nice So shall we stay, mocking intended gaine;
Rus. We can attord no more at such a price. And they, well mock'd depart away with shame. King. Prize you yourselves; What buys your | Trumpels sound within.
company? Boyet. The trumpet sounds; be mask'd, the Ros. Your absence only. maskers come. (The Ladies mask. King.
That can never be.
kos. Then cannot we be bought: and so adieu ; Enter the Kixg, Biron, LONGAVILLE, and Du
Twic: to your visor, and half opice to you! MAIS, in Russian habits, and muskel ; MOTH,
King. If you deny to dance, let's hold more chat. Musicians, and Attendants.
Ros. In private weni. Moth. All hail, the richest beauties on the earth! King.
I am best pleas'd with that. Boyet. Beauties no richer than rich taffeta.
| They converse apart. Moth. A holy parcel of the farist dames,
Biron. White-handed mistress, one su eet word [The Ladies turn their backs to him.
with thee. That ever turn'd their-bucks to mortal views. Prin. Honey, and milk, and sugar; there is three. Biron. Their eyes, villain, their eyes.
Burun. Nay then, two treys, un it you grow bu Moth. Thut ever turn'd their eyes to mortal
nice) views! Out
Metheglin, wort, and malmsey ;-Well run, dice Boyet. True ; out, indeed.
Theies half a dozen sweets.
irin. Moth. Out of your favors, heavenly spirits,
Seventh sweci, adiru! vouchsafe,
Since you can cog, I'll play no more with you Not to behold
Biron. One word in secret. Biron. Once to behold, rogue.
Let it not be sweet, Moth. Once to behold with your sun-bea med eyes,
Biron. Thou griev'st my gall. -with your sun-beamed eyes
Gall ? bitter. Buyet. They will not answer to that epithet;
Therefore mect. You were best call it, daughter-beamed eyes.
[They converse (purt. Moth. They do not mark me, and that brings me
vouchsafe with me to change a
word ? out. Biron. Is this your perfectness? begone, you rogue.
Mar. Name it.
Dum. Rus. What would these strangers ? know their
Fair lady,minds, Boyet :
say you so ? Fair lord, If they do speak our language, 'tis our will
Take that for your fair lady. That some plain man recount their purposes :
Please it you, Know what they would.
As much in private, and I'll bid adieu. Boyet. What would you with the princess ?
[They converse apart. Biron. Nothing but peace and gentle visitation.
Kath. What, was your visor inade without a Ros. What would they, say they ?
tongue ! Boyet. Nothing but peace, and gentle visitation. Long. I know the reason, lady, why you ask. Ros. Why, that they have; and bid them so begone.
Kuth. (), for your reason! quickiy, sir; 1 long. Boyet. She says, you have it, and you may begone.
Long. You have a double tongue within your King. Say to her, we have neisur'd many miles
mask, To tread a measure with her on this grass.
And would afford my speechless visor half. Boyet. They say that they have measurd many
Kath. Veal, quotti the Dutchman;-15 not veal a mile,
a call? To tread a measure with you on this grass.
Long. A calf, fair lady ? Ros. It is not so: ask them how many inches
No, a fair lord calf. Is in one mile: if they have measur,d many,
Long. Let's part the word. The ineasure then of one is easily told.
No, I'll not be your half. Boyet. If to come hither you have measur'd miles, Take all, and wean it; it may prove an ox. And many miles; the princess bids you tell,
Long. Look, how you buit yourself in these How many inches do fill up one mile.
sharp mocks! Biron. Tell her, we measure them by weary steps. Will you give horns, chaste lady? do not so. Boyet. She hears herself.
Kaih. Then die a call, betore your horns do grow. Ros. How many weary steps,
Long. One word in private with you, ere I die. of many weary miles you have o'eryone,
Kath. Bleal softly then, the bu cher hears you Are number d in the travel of one mile ?
| They conrerse apart. Biron. We number nothing that we spend for
Boyet. T'he tongues of mocking weuches are us
keen you; Our duty is so rich, so infinite,
As is the razor's edge invisible, That we may do it still without accompt.
Cutting a smaller hair than may be seen ; Vouchsafe to show the sunshine of your face,
Above the sense of sense : so sensible That we, like savages, may worship it.
Secmeth their conference; their concerts have wings, Ros. My face is but a moon, and clouded too.
Fleeter than arrows, bullets, wind, thought, swiller King. Blessed are clouds, to do as such clouds do!
things. Vouchsafe, bright moon, and these thy stars, to shine
Ros. Not one word more, my maids; break of, (Those clouds remov’d) upon our watry eyne,
break off. Ros. () vain petitioner ! beg a greater matter;
Biron. By heaven, all dry-beaten with pure
scoff! Thou now request 'st but moonshine in the water.
King. Farewell, mad wenches; you have sinple King. Then, in our measure do but vochsafe
wits. (Ex unt King, Lords, Motu, one change;
Music, and Attendants Thou bidst me beg; this begging is not strange.
Prin. Twenty adieus, my frozen Muscoviles.Ros. Play, music, then: nay, you must do it Are these breed of wits so wonder'd at ?
Boyet. Tapers they are, with your sweet breaths Not yet ;-no dance :thus change I like the moon.
puff U out. King. Will you not dance ? How come you thus
Ros. Well-liking wits they have : gross, gross' estrangd!
fut, fat. Ros. You took the moon at full; but now she's Prin. () poverty in wit, kingly-poor fout! chang d.
Will they not, think you, hang themselves to-night' King. Yet still she is the moon, and I the man. This pert biron was out of countenance quite,
Or ever, but in visors, show their faces? The music plays; vouchsafe some motion to it. Ros. Our ears vouchsafe it.
Rus. 0 ! they were all in lamentable cases ! King. But your legs should do it.
Falsify dice, we
The king was weeping-ripe for a good word. King. We came to visit you; and purpose non
Prin. Hirón did swear in nuself out of all suit. To lead you to our court: vouchsate it iben.
King Rebuke me not for that which you provoke Prir.
Qualm, perhaps. The virtue of your eye must break my oatha Kath. Yes, in good faith.
Prin. You nick-name virtue : vice you shou. Prin. Go, sickness as thou art !
have spoke ; Ros. Well, better wits have worn plain statute- For virtue's office never breaks men's troth. caps..
Now by my maiden honor, yet as pure But will you hear the king is my love sworn.
As the unsullied lily, 1 protest, Prin. And quick Biróu hath plighted faith to me. A world of tormenis thougb i should endure, Kath. And Longaville was for my service born. I would not yield to be your house's guest : Mur. Dumain is mme, as sure as bark on tree. So much I hate a breaking-cause to be
Boyet. Madam, and pretty mistresses, give ear: Of heavenly oaths, vow'd with integrity. Immediately they will again be here
king. 0, you have livd in desolation here, In their owu shapes; for it can never be,
Unseen, unvisited, much to our shame. They will digest this harsh indignity.
Prin. otso, my lord; it is not so, I swear ; Prir. Will they return ?
We have had pastimes here, and pleasant game; Beryet. They will, they will, God knows; A mess of Russialis left us but of late. And leap for joy, though they are lane with blows: King. How, madam! Russians ? Therefore, change favors;s and when they repair,
Ay, in truth, my lord; Blow like sweet roses in this summer air.
Trim gallants, full of courtship, and of slale. frit. How blow ! how blow ? speak to be un
Ros. Mauam, speak true:
-i is not so, my lord; derstood.
My lady, (to the manner of the days,") Boyet. Fair ladies, mask'd, are roses in their bud: In courtesy, gives undeserving praise. Dismash'd, the r damask sweet commixture shown, We four, indeed, contronted here with four Are aagels vailing clouds, or roses blown.
In Russian habit : here they stay'd an hour.
Rus. Good madam, if by me you'll be advis d, I dare not call them foois; but this i think,
Is of that nature, that to your huge siore should be presented at our tent to us.
Wise things seem foolish, and rich things but poor. Boyel. Ladies, withdraw; the gallants are at hand. Ros. This proves you wise and rich: for ni my Prun. Whip to our tents, as roes run over land.
Biron. I am a fool, and full of poverty. Exeunt PRINCESS, Ros., Kath., and MARIA. Ros. But that you take what dotb w you belong, Enter the King, Biron, LONGAVILLE, and Du- It were a fault to snatch words from my longue. Mars, in their proper habits.
Biron. 0, I am yours, and all that I possess. King. Fair sir, God save you! Where is the kos. All the tooi mme? princess?
I cannot give you less. Boyet. Gone to ber tent: Please it your majesty, Rus. Which of the visors was it that you wore ! Command me any service to her thither!
Biron. Where! when ! what visor why deKuig. That sbé vouchsafe me audience for one mand you this? word.
Ros. 'l bere, uen, wat visor; that superfluous case, Buyet. I will; and so will she, I know, my lord. That hid the worse, and show a the better face.
(Exil. King. We are descried: they'll mock us now biron. This fellow picks up wit, as pigons peas; downright. And utters it again when God doth please :
Dum. Let us confess, and turn it to a jest. He is wit's pediar; and retails his wares
trin. A muz'd, my lord? Why looks your highAl wakes and wassels, meetings, markets, fairs ;
ness sad? And we that sell by gross, the Lord doth know, Ros. Heip, hold his brows ! he'll swoon! W by Have not the grace tu grace it with such show.
look you pale ? This gallant pins the wenches on his sleeve; Sea-sick, I think, coming from Moscovy. Had tie been Adam, he had tempted Eve :
Birun. Thus pour une stars down plagues for He can carve tou, and lisp: Why, this is he,
perjury, 1 hat kiss d away his band in courtesy ;
Can any face of brass hold longer out!-
bruise me with scorn, confound me with a a honorable terms; nay, he can sing,
fiout; A bean' most meanly ; and, in ushering,
Thrust thy starp wit quite through my ignorance; Lend hin who can : the ladies call hini, sweet; cut ine to peices with thy keen conceil; The stairs, as he treads on them, kiss his feet : And I will wish thee never more to dance, This is the flower that smiles on every one,
Nor never more in Russian habit wait. To Ebow his teeth as wbite as whales bone : 0! never will I trust to speeches penn a, And consciences, that will not die in debt,
Nor to the motion of a school-boy's tongue; Pay him the due of honey-tongued Boyet.
Nor never come in visor to my friend ; King. A blister on his sweet tongue, with my Nor woo in rhyme, like a blind harper's song; beart,
Tatleta phrases, silken terms precise, That put Armado's page out of his part !
Three-pil'd hyperboles, spruce atlectation, Enter the Princess, ushered by BOYET Rosa- Figures pedantical ; these summer-les Live, MARIA, KATHARINE, and, Attendants.
Have blown me full of maggot ostentation :
I do forswear them: and I here protest, Biron. See where it comes !-Behavior, what By this white glove, (how white the hand, Till this man show'u thee? and what art thou now? | Henceforth my wooing mind shall be express d
tod klows !) King. All hail, sweet madam, and fair time of day!
In russet yeas, and honest kersey noes :
Yet I have a trick • Better wits may be found among citizens.
of the old rage :-bear with me, I am sick; • Features, countenances. Restic merry meetings. "The tenor in music • The tooth of the horse-whale.
# After the fashion of the times.
I'R leave it. by degrees. Soft, let us see ;
Cost. Not so, sir; under correction, sir; I hope, Write. Lord nuvi in rcy on us, on tho it three ;
it is not so ; They are uitected in her hearts it lies;
You cannot beg us, sir, I can assure you ; sir ; we They have the plagueand, caught it of your eyes:
know what we know. These lords are visiteu ; you are not tree,
I hope, sir, three times thrice, sir,-, For the Lord's tokens on you do I see.
Is not nine ! Prin. No, they are free, that gave these tokens to us. Cost. Under correction; sir, we know whereuntil Biron. (ur states are forteit, seek not to undo us. it doth amount. Roi. It is not so: For how can this be true, Biron. By Jove, I always took three threes for nine. That you stand forfeit, being those that sue.
Cost. 9, Lord, sir, it were a pity you should get Biron. Peace; tur I will not have to do with you. your living by reckoning, sir. Ros. Nor shall not, it I do as I intend.
Biron. How much is it? Biron. Speak for yourselves, my wit is at an end. Cust. 0, Lord, sir, the parties themselves, the King. Teach us, sweet madam, for our rude actors, sir, will show whereuntil it doth amount : transgression
for my own part, I am, as they say, but to perfect Some fair excuse.
one man--een one poor man; Pompion the great, sır. Prin.
The fairest is confession. Biron. Art thou one of the worthies : Were you not here, but even now, disguis'd ? Cost. It pleased them, to think me worthy of King. Madam, I was.
Pompion the great : for mine own part, I know not Prin.
And were you all advis'd! the degree of the worthy : but I am to stand for him. King. I was, fair madam.
Biron. Gö bid them prepare. Print.
When you then were here, Cost. We will turn it finely off, sir ; we will take What did you whisper in your lady's ear?
(Erit CostaRn. King. That more than all the world I did respect king. Birón, they will shame us, let them not her.
approach. Prin. When she shall challenge this, you will Biron. We are shame-proof, my lord; and 'tis reject her.
some policy King. Upon mine honor, no.
To have one show 'worse than the king's and his Prin. Peace, peace, forbear;
company. Your oath once broke, you force not to forswear. King. I say they shall not come, King. Despise me when I break this oath of mine. Prin. Nay, my good lord, let me o'er-rule you Prin. I will; and therefore keep it :
now; What did the Russian whisper in your ear! That sport best pleases, that doth least know how:
Ros. Madam, he swore that he did hold me dear Where zeal strives to content, and the cɔntents As precious eye-sight; and did value me
Die in the zeal of them which it presents, Above this world : adding thereto, moreover, Their form confounded makes most form in mirth; That he would wed me or else die my lover. When great things laboring perish in their birth.
Prin. God give thee joy of him ! the noble lord Biron. A right description of our sport, my lord. Most honorably doth uphold his word.
Enter ARMADO. King. What mean you, madam? by my life, my
Arm. Anointed, I implore so much expense of troth, I never swore this lady such an oath.
thy royal sweet breath, as will utter a brace of words.
(ARMADO converses with the King, and de Ros. By heaven, you did; and to confirm it plain,
livers him a paper. You gave me this : but take it, sir, again.
Prin. Doth this man serve God?
Biron, Why ask you?
Prin. He speaks not like a man of God's making, And lord Birón, I thank him, is my dear :
Arm. That's all one, my fair, sweet, honey What, will you have me, or your pearl again?
monarch: for, I protest, the schoolmaster is ex. Biron. Neither of either; i renuit both twain.- ceeding fantastical; 100, too vain; too, too vain: I see the trick on't ;---Here was a consent,'
But we will put it, as they say, to fortunate della (Knowing aforehand of our merriment,)
guerra. I wish you the peace of mind, most royal To dash it like a Christinas comedy :
(Erit ARMADO. Some carry tale, some please man, some slight thies : He presents Hector of Troy; the swain,
King. Here is like to be a good presence of wore zany.' Some mumvie-news, some trencher-knight, some Armado's page, Hurcules; the pedant, Judas Ma
Pompey the great; the parish curate, Alexander; Dick, That smiles his cheek in years; and knows the trick And if these four worthies in their first show thrive,
chabæus: To make my lady laugh, when she's dispos d,Told our intents before: which once disclos'd,
These four will change habits, and present the
other five. The ladies did change favors; and then we,
Biron. There is five in the first show.
King. You are deceivid, 'tis not so.
Biron. The pedant, the braggard, the bedge
priest, the fool, and the boy :Much upon this it is :- And might not you,
i To BOTET.
A bate a throw at novum ;. and the whole world Forestall our sport, to make us thus untrue ?
Cannot pick out five such, take each one in bis vein. Do not you know my lady's foot by the squire,. And laugh upon the apple of her eye?
King. The ship is under sail, and here she comes
amain. And stand between her back, sir, and the fire, Holding a trencher, jesting merrily ?
(Seats brought for the King, Princess, the You put our page out : Go, you are allow'd ;
Pageant of the Nine Wirthies.
Cost. I Pompey am,-
You lie, you are not he. Hath this brave manage, this career, been run.
Cost. I Pompey am, Biron. Lo, he is tilting straight ! Peace; I have
With libbard's head on knee. done.
Biron. Well said, old mocker; I must needs be
friends with thee, Enter CostaRD.
Cost. I Pompey am, Pompey surnam'd the big, Welcome, pure wit! thou partest a fair fray.
Dum. The great, Cust. 0, Lord, sir, they would know
Cost. It is great, sir :-Pompeysurncm'd the great, Whether the three worthies shall come in, or no. That oft in field, with targe and shield, did make Biron. Whal, are there but three?
my fue to sweat : Cost. No. sir ; but it is vara fine,
And, trarelling along this coast, I hire an come For every one pursents three,
by chance; Biron.
And three times thrice is nine, and lay my arms before the legs v thi sweet 1 Make no difficulty - Conspiracy
lass of France.
"A game with dice.