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A senseless help, when help past sense we deem. Though, more to know, could not be more to trust;

Hel. My duty then shall pay me for my pains : From whence thou can st how tended on,-Butres I will no inore enforce mine office on you ;

Unquestion d welcome, and undoubted blest.Humbly entreating from your royal thoughts Give me some help here, bo ! - If thou proceed A rodest one, to bear me back again.

As high as word, my deed shall match thy deed. King. I cannot give thee less, to be call'd grateful:

(Flourish. Exeunkt Thou thought'st to help me ; and such thanks I

SCENE II.-Rousillon. A Room in the Coup give, As one near death to those that wish him live:

tess' Palace. But what at full I know, thou hnow'st no part;

Enter Countess and Clown. I knowing all my peril, thou no art.

He'. What I can do, can do no hurt to try, Count. Come on, sir; I shall now put you to Since you set up your rest 'gainst remedy: the highest of your breeding. He that of greatest works is finisher,

Clo. I will show myself highly red and lowls Ort does them by the weakest minister:

taught ; I know my business is but to the court. So holy writ in babes hath judgment shown,

Count. To the court! why, what place make you When judges have been babes. Great floods have special, when you put off that with such contempt? town

But to the court! From simple sources; and great seas have dried, Clo. Truly, madam, if God have lent a man When miracles have by the greatest been denied. any manners, he may easly put it off at court; he Oft expectation fails, and most oft there

that cannot make a leg, putoil's cap, kiss his hand, Where most it promises; and on it hits,

and say nothing, has neither leg, hands, lip, nor Where hope is coldest, and despair most sits. rap; and, indeed, such a fellow, to say precisely, King. I'must not hear thee; fare thee well, kind were not for the court: but, for me, I have an an.

swer will serve all men. Thy pains not used, must by thyself be paid : Count. Marry, that's a bountiful answer, that Prollers, not took, reap thanks for their reward. fits all questions, Hel. Inspired merit so by breath is barrid:

Clo. It is like a barber's chair, that fits all butIt is not so with him that all things knows, locks; the pin-buttock, the quatch-buttock, the As 'tis with us that square our guess by shows: brawn-buttock, or any buttock. But, most it is presumption in as, when

Count. Will your answer serve fit to all questions! The help of heaven we count the act of men. Clo. As fit as ten groats is for the hand or an Dear sir, to my endeavors give consent;

attorney, as your French crown for your taflata of heaven, not me, make an experiment.

punk, as Tid's rush for Tom's fore-finger, as a pani I am not an imposter, that proclaim

cake for Shrove-Tuesday, a morris for May-day, as Myself against the level of inine aim;

the nail to his hole, the cuchold to his horn, as a But know, I think, and think I know most sure, scolding queen to a wrangling hnave, as the nun's Myar, is not past power, nor you past cure. lip to the iriar's mouth; nay, as the pudding to

King. Art ihou so confident? Within what space his skin. Hop'st thou my cure ?

Count. Have you, I say, an answer of such fitHe .

The greatest grace lending grace, ness for all questions? Ere twice the horses of the sun shall bring

Clo. From below your duke, to beneath your conTheir fiery torcher his diurnal ring;

stable, it will fit any question. Ere twice in murk and occidental damp

Count. It must be an answer of most monstrous Moist Hesperus hath quenched his sleepy lamp; size, that must fit all demands. or tour and twenty times the pilot's glass

CW. But a trille neither, in good faith, if the Hath told the thievish minutes how they pass; learned should speak truth of it; and here it is, What is intrın from the sound part shall ily, all that belonys to't : Ask me, if I am a courtier, Health shall live free, and sickness freely die. it shall do you no harm to learn. King. Upon thy certainty and confidence,

Count. 'To be young again, if we could: I will What dar st thou venture ? Hel.

Tax of impudence, your answer. 'I pray you sir are you a courtier?

be a fool in question, hoping to be the wiser by A strumpet's boldness, a divulged shame,

Clo. O Lord, sir.-There's a simple putting Traduced by odious ballads: my maiden's name off ;-more, more, a hundred of them. fear'd otherwise; ne worse of worst extended, Count. Sir, I am a poor friend of yours that With vilest torture let my life be ended. king. Methinks, in thee some blessed spirit doth Clo: () Lord, sir, — Thick, thick, spare not me. speak;

Count. I think sir, you ca

eat none of this His powerful sound, within an organ weak: homely meat. And what impossibility would slay,

Clo. O Lord, sir,,Nay, put me to't, I warrant you. In common sense, sense saves another way.

Count. You were lately whipped, sir, as I think. Thy life is dear; for all, that life can rate

CW. () Lord, sir,-Spare not me. Worth name of life, in thee hath estimate;

Count. Do you cry, O Lord, sir, at your whipYouth, beauty, wisdom, courage, virtue, all ping, and spare not mie? Tudeed, your () Lord, sir, That happiness and prime can happy call: is very sequent to your whipping; you would an. Thou this to hazard, needs must intimate

swer very well to a whipping, if you were but Skill infinite, or monstrous desperate.

bound to t. Sweet practiser, thy physic I will tryį.

Clo. I ne'er had worse luck in my life, in my That ministers thme own death, if I die.

O Lord, sir: I see, things may serve long, but nol Hel. If I break time, or flinch in property

serve ever. Of what I spoke, unpitied let me die;

Count. I play the noble housewife with the time And well deservd: Not helping, death's my fee; to entertain it so merrily with a fool. But if I help, what do you promise me?

Clo. O Lord, sir,-Why, there't serves well again. King. Make thy demand.

Count. An end, sir, to your business: Give Helen Hel. But will you make it even ?

King. Ay, by my sceptre,and my hopes of heaven. And urge her to a present answer back:
Hel. Then shait thou give me, with thy kingly Commend me to my kinsmen, and niy son;

This is not much.
What husband in thy power I will command; Clo. Not much commendation to them.
Exempted be from me the arrogance

Corent. Not much employment for you: You
To choose from forth the royal blood of France ; understand me?
My low and humble name to propagate

Cl. Most fruitfully; I am there before my legs. With any branch or image of thy state ;

Count. Haste you again.

(Exeunt sercratiu But such a one, thy vassal, whoin I know is free for me to ask. thee to bestow

SCENE III.-Paris. A Room in the king's Palace. King. Here is my hand; the premises observ'd, Enter BERTRAN, LA EU, and PAROLLES. hy will by my performance shall be servid; 8o make the choice of thine own time; for I, Lof: They sny, miracles are past; and we have Thy resolv'd patient, on thee still rely,

our philosophical persons to make modern and More should I question thee, and more I must :

• Ordinary.


loves you.

ore to

familiar things supernatural and causeless. Hence Hel. The honor sir, that llames in your fair eyes 1-Buis is it, that we make trities of terrors; ensconcing Before I speak, too threateningly replies:

vurselves into seeming knowledge when we should Love make your fortunes twenty times above pred submit ourselves to an unknown fear.

Her that so wishes, and her humble love! by deet Par. Why, 'tis the rarest argument of wonder, 2 Lord. No better, if you please. A Lei that hath shot out in our latter times.


My wish receive, Rer. And so tis.

Which great love grant! and so I take my leave. the C Lif. To be relinquished of the artists,

Lof. Do all they deny her ? an they were song Pur. So I say; both of Galen and Paracelsus.

of mine, I'd have them whipped; or I would send laf. Of all the learned and authentic fellows,- them to the Turk, to make eunuchs of. 1. pur. Kight, so I say.

Hel. Be not afraid [To a Lord.] that I your hand but sa Lif. That gaie hin out incurable,

should take ; Pür. Why, there 'tis; so say I too.

I'll never do you wrong for your own sake: and le Luf. Not to be helped,

Blessing upon your vows ! and in your bed,
Pur. Right: as 'twere a man assured of an
e CO

Find fairer fortune, if you ever wed!
Luf. Uncertain life, and sure death.

Laf. These boy's are boys of ice, they'll none
Pur. Just, you say well; so would I have said.

have her : sure, they are bastards to the English ;
Luf. I may truly say, it is a novelty to the world. the French ne'er got them.
Pür. It is, indeed: if you will have it in showing, Hel. You are too young, too happy, and too good,
sou shall read it in- What do you call there?- To make yourself a son out of my blood.

Laf. A showing of a heavenly etlect in an earthly 4 Lord. Fair one, I think not so.

Luf. There's one grape yet,-I am sure, thy
Par. That's it I would have said; the very same. father drank wine.-But if thou be'st not an ass.
Lif. Why, your dolphin' is not lustier : 'tore me,

am a youth of fourteen; Ihave known thee already: I speak in respect

Hel. I dare not say, I take you ;[To BERTRAN.I
Pur. Nay, 'tis strange, 'tis very strange. that is

but I give
the brief and the tedious of it; and he is of a most Me, and my service, ever whilst I live,
facinorous' spirit, that will not acknowledge it to be into your guiding power,—This is the man.

King. Why then, young Bertram take her, she's
Laf. Very hand of heaven.

thy wife. ques Pui. Ay, so I say.

Ber. My wife, my liege? I shall beseech your
Luf. In a most weak

Pär. And debile minister, great power, great in such a business give me leave to use
transcendence: which should, indeed, give us a The help of mine own eyes.
further use to be made, than alone the recovery of King.

Know'st thou not, Bertram, the king as to be

What she has done for me?
L. f. Generally thankful.


Yes, my good lord; Enter King, HELENA, and Attendants.

But never hope to know why I should marry her.

King. Thou know'st she has raised me from my Par. I would have said it; you say well. Here

sickly bed.
comes the king.

Ber. But follows it, my lord, to bring me down
Luif. Lustich,' as the Dutchman says: I'll like a Must answer for your raising? I know her well;
muu the better, whilst I have a tooth in my head: she had her breeding at my father's charge:
Why, he's able to lead her a coranto.

A poor physician's daughter my wife !--Disdain
Pur. Mort du Vinaigre! is not this Helen? Rather corrupt me ever!
Laf. Fore God, I think so.

King. Tis only titles thou disdain'st in her, the
King. Go, call before me all the lords in court.-

which [Eri an attendunt. I can build up. Strange is it that our bloods, Sit, my preserver, by thy patient's side;

Of color, weight, and heat, pour'd all together,
And with this healthful hand, whose banish'd sense Would quite confound distinction, yet stand off
Thou hast repeald, a second time receive

In ditferences so mighty: If she be
The confirmation of my promis'd gift,

All that is virtuous, (save what thou dislik'st,
Which but attends thy naming.

A poor physician's daughter.) thou dislik'st,

Of virtue for the name: but do not so:
Enter several Lords.

From lowest place when virtuous things proceed,
Fair maid. send forth thine eye: this youthful parcel The place is dignified by the doer's deed :
Il noble bachelors stand at my bestowing,

Where great additions swell, and virtue none,
per whom both sovereign power and father's voice. It is a dropsied honor: good alone
I have to use: thy frank ele tion make;

Is good; without a name, vileness is 60:
Thu hast power to choose and they none to forsake. The property by what it is should go

Hel. To each of you one fair and virtuous mistress Not by the title. She is young, wise, fair;
Faji, when iuve please !-marry, to each, but one! In these to nature she's immediate heir;

lat. I'd give bay Curtals and his furniture, And these breed honor: that is honor's scorn,
My moutt no more were broken than these boys', which challenges itself as honor's born,
And writ as little beard.

And is not like the sire: Honors best thrive,
Peruse them well:

When rather from our acts we them derive
Not one of those but had a noble father.

Than our fore-goers: the mere word's a slave,
Hel. Gentlemen,

Debauch'd on every tomb; on every grave,
Heaven hath through me restor'd the king to health. A lying trophy, and as oft is dumb,

All. We understand it and thank heaven for you. Where dusi, and damned oblivion is the tomb
Hel. I am a simple maid; and therein wealthiest. Of honor d bones indeed. What should be said !
That, I protest, I simply am a maid :-

If thou canst like this creature as a maid,
Please it your majesty, I have done already: I can create the rest : virtue, and she,
The blushes in my cheeks thus whisper me, Is her own dower; honor and wealth from me.
We hlush. that the shoulost choose; but be refus'd, Ber. I cannot love her, nor will strive to do't
Let the white death sit on thy cheek for ever ;

King. Thou wrong'st thyself, if thou should's!
Will ne'er come there again.

strive to choose l'ing.

Make choice; and see, Hel. That you are well restor`d, my lord, l'ro Who shuns thy love, shuns all his love in me.

glad ;
Hel. Now, Dian, from thy altar do I fly :

Let the rest go.
And to imperial Love, that god most bich,

King. My honor's at the stake; which to defent,
Do my sighs stream.-Sir, will you hear my suit ?| I must produce my power: Here, take her hand,
I Lord. And grant it.

Proud. scornful boy, unworthy this good gift;
Hel. Thanks sir; all the rest is mute.

Thal dost in vile misprision shackle up Laf. I had rather be ic. this choice, than throw My love and her desert that cans't not dreain, unes-acre for my life.

We, poising us in her defective scale,

Shall weigh thee to the beam : that wilt not know The Dauphin.

1 Wicked. • Lustish is the Dutch word for lusty cheerful.

It is in us to plant thine honor, where A docked borse • The lotwest chance of the dice.

si. e. The want of title.

6 Titles.

We please to have it grow: Check thy contempt: him with any convenience, and he were double and Ubey our will, which travails in thy good :

double a lord. I'll have no more pity of his age, Believe not thy disdain, but presently,

than I would have of-I'll beat bim, an if I could Do thine own fortunes that obedient right

but meet him again. Which both thy duty owes, and our power claims; Or I will throw thee from my care for ever,

Re-enter LAFEU. Into the stayyers, and the cireless lapse

Laf, Sirrah, your lord and master's married, Of youth and ignorance; both iny revenge and hate, there's news for you; you have a new mistress. Loosing upon thee in the name of justice,

Par. I most unteignedly beseech your lordship Without ail terms of pity: Speak; thine answer.

to make some reservation of your wrongs: Hei Ber. Pardon, my gracious lord; for I submit my good lord: whom I serve above is my master My fancy to your eyes: When I consider,

Laf. Who? God? What great creation, and what dole of honor,

Par. Ay, sir. Lies where you bid it, I find, that she, which late Laf. The devil it is, that's thy master. Why (əst Was in my nobler thoughts most base, is now

thou garter up thy arms o'this fashion ? dosi mahe The praised of the king; who, so ennobled,

hose of thy sleeves? do other servants so? Thou Is, as 'twere, born so.

wert best set thy lower part where thy nose stands. King. Take her by the hand,

By mine honor, if I were but two hours younger And tell her, she is thine: to whom I promise

I'd beat thee; methinks, thou art a general oflence A counterpoise; if not to thy estate,

and every man should beat thee. I think, thou A balance more repletc.

wast created for men to breathe themselves upon Ber. I take her hand.

thee. King. Good fortune, and the favor of the king,

Par. This is hard and undeserved measure, my Smile upon this contract ; whose ceremony

lord. Shall seem expedient on the now-born brief, Laf. Go to, sir; you were beaten in Italy for And be performed to-night : the soleinn feast • picking a kernel out of a pomegranate; you are a Shall more attend upon the coming space,

vagabond, and no true traveller: you are more Expecting absent friends. As thou lov'st her, saucy with lords, and honorable personages, than) Thy love's to me religious; else, does err.

the heraldry of your birth and virtue gives you com[Exeunt King, BERTRAM, Helena, Lords, mission. You are not worth another word, elsa and Attendants. I'd call you knave. I leave you.

(Exit. Laf. Do you hear, monsieur ? a word with you.

Enter BERTRAM. Par. Your pleasure, sir ?

Par. Good, very good; it is so then. Good, Laf. Your lord and master did well to make his very good ; let it be concealed a while. recantation.

Ber. Unitone, and forfeited to cares for ever! Par. Recantation ?-my lord !--my master ? Par. What is the matter, sweet-heart? Luf. Ay; Is it not a language, I speak ?

Ber. Although before the solemn priest I have Par. A most barsh one ; and not to be understood

Sworn, without bloody succeeding. My master ?

I will not bed her. Luf. Are you companion to ihe count Rousillon ?

Par. What? what, sweet-heart? Par. Toany count: to all counts; to what is man. Bor. O, my Parolles, they have married me :

Luf. To what is count's man; count's master is l'Il to the Tuscan wars, and never bed her. of another style.

Par. France is a dog-hole, and yet no more merits Pur. You are two old, sir; let it satisfy you, you The tread of a man's foot: to the wars! are too old.

Ber. There's letters from my mother; what the Laf. I must tell thee, sirrah, I write man; to

import is, which title age cannot bring thee.

I know not yet. F'ar. What I dare too well do, I dare not do. Par. Ay, that would be known: To the wars, Luf. I did think thee for two ordinaries,? to be

my boy, to the wars! a pretty wise fellow; thou didst make tolerable vent He wears his honor in a box unseen, of thy travel: it might pass: yet the scarts, and the That hugs his kichsy-wicksy, here at home; bannerets, about thee, did manifoldly dissuade me Spending his manly marrow in her arms, froin believing thee a vessel of too great a burden. Which should sustain the bond and high curvet I have now found thee: when I lose thee again, 1 Of Mars's tiery steed: To other regions ! care not: yet art thou good for nothing but taking France is a stable ; we that dwell in't jades; up; and that thou art scarce worth.

Therefore, to the war! Par. Hadst thou not the privilege of antiquity Ber. It shall be so; I'll send her to my house, upon thee,

Acquaint my mother with my hate to her, Laf. Do not plunge thyself too far in anger, lest And wherefore I am Iled; write to the king thou hasten thị trial; which if-Lord have mercy That which I durst not speak: His present gift on thee for a hen! So my good window of lattice, shall furnish me to those Italian fields, fare thee well : thy casement I reed not open, for Where noble fellows strike: War is no strife I look through thee. Give me thy hand.

To the dark house,& and the detested wife. Pur. My lord, you give me most egregious in

Par. Will this capricio hold in thee, art sure? dignity.

Ber. Go with me to my chamber, and advise me Lif. Ay, with all my heart; and thou art worthy I'll send her straight away: To-morrow of it.

I'll to the wars, she to her single sorrow Par. I have not, my lord, deserved it.

Par. Why, these balls bound; there's noise in it. Luf. Yes, good faith, every dram of it; and I

- Tis hard; will not bate thee a scruple.

A young man, married, is a man that's marr'd: Par. Well, I shall be wiser.

Therefore away, and leave her bravely; go: Laf. E'en as soon as thou canst, for thou hast to

The king has done you wrong; but, hush! 'tis so. pull at a smack o' the contrary. If ever thou be'st

(Ereunt bound in thy scarf, and beaten, thou shalt find what it is to be proud of thy bondage. I have a desire to SCENE IV.--Another Room in the same. hold my acquaintance with thee, or rather my

Enter HELENA and Clown. knowledge; that I may say, in the default,: he is a man I know,

Hel. My mother greets me kindly: Is she well? Par. My lord, you do me most insupportable Clo. She is not well ; but yet she has her health: vexation.

she's very merry; but yet she is not well: but thanks Laf. I would it were hell-pains for thy sike, and be given, she's very well, and wants nothing ithe my poor doing eternal: for doing I am past; as I world : but yet she is not well! will by thee, in what motion age will give me leave. H'. If she be very well, what does she ail, that

[Erit. she's not very well, Pur. Well, thou hast a son shall take this dis- Clo. Truly, she's very well, indeed, 'ut for two gran off me; scurvy, old, filthy, scurvy lord!- things. Well, I must be patient; there is no fetteriny of Hel. What two things? authority. I'll beat him by my life, if I can meet

• Exercise. .i. e. While I sat twice with thee at dinner.

A cant term for a wife. • At a need,

• The house made gloomy by discontent.

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Co. One, chat she's not in heaven, whither God Par. As you'll have her.
kend her quickly! the other, that she's in earth, B-r. I have writ my liliers, casketed my treasura
from whence God send her quickly!

Given order for our horses; and to-night,

When I should take possession of the bride,

And, ere I do begin,-
Par. Bless you, my fortunate lady !
Hel. I hope, sir, I have your good will to have end of a dinner; but one that lies three thirds, and

Luf. A good traveller is something at the lattor mine own good fortunes.

Uses a known truth to pass a thousand nothings Par. You had my prayers to lead them on : and

with, should be once heard, and thrice beatell. to keep them on, have them still.—0, my knave! God save you, captain! How does my old lady?.

Ber. Is there any unkindness between my lord Chu. So that you had her wrinkles, and I her

and you, monsieur ? money, I would she did as you say.

Pär. I know not how I have deserved to run Par. Why, I say nothing.

into my lord's displeasure. Con. Marry, you are the wiser man; for many a man's tongue shakes out his master's undoing: To and spurs and all, like him that leaped into the

Laf. You have made shift to run into't, boots
say nothing, to do nothing, to know nothing, and to custard; and out of it you'll run again, rather than
have nothing, is to be a great part of your title: suffer question for your residence.
which is within a very little of nothing.

Ber. It may be, you have mistaken him, my lord,
Pır. Away, thou'rt a knave.
Clo. You should have said, sir, before a knave his prayers. Fare you well, my lord; and believe

Laf. And shall do so ever, though I took him at thou art a knave : that is, betore me thou art a

this ot' me, there can be no kernel in this light nut; knave: this had been truth, sir.

the soul of this man is his clothes: trust him not in Par. Go to, thou art a witty fool, I have found matter of heavy consequence: I have hept of them thee.

tame, and know their natures.-Farewel., monClo. Did you find me in yourself. sir ? or were sieur! I have spoken better of you, than you bave you taught to find me? The search, sir, was pro- or will deserve at my band; but we must do good fitable; and much fool may you find in you, even

against evil.

In the world's pleasure, and the increase of laughter. Par. An idle lord, I swear.
Pur. A good knave, i'faith, and well fed.-

Ber. I think so.
Madam, my lord will go away to-night;

Pur. Why, do you not know him?
A very serious business calls on him.

Ber. Yes, I do know him well; and common
The great prerogative and rite of love,

Which, as your due, time claims, he does acknow-Gives him a worthy pass. Here comes my clog.

But puts it off by a compell’d restraint;
Whose want, and whose delay, is strewed with Hel. I have, sir, as I was commanded froin you,

Spoke with the king, and have procured his leave
Which they distil now in the curbed time,

For present parting; only, he desires
To make the coming hour o'erflow with joy, Some private speech with you.
And pleasure drown the brim.


I shall obey his will. HL.

What's his will else? | You must not marvel, Helen, at my course, Par. That you will take your instant leave o'the which holds not color with the tinie, nor does king,

The ministration and required oflice And make this haste as your own good proceeding, on my particular: prepar'd I was not Strengthend with what a pology you think

For such a business; therefore am I found May nake it probable need.:

So much unsettled : This drives me to entreat you, He.

What more commands he? That presently you take your way for home; Pir. That, having this obtain'd, you presently and rather muse,» than ask, why I entreat you: Attend his further pleasure.

For iny respects are better than they seem;
Hul. In every thing I wait upon his will. And my appointments have in them a need,
Par. I shall report it so.

Greater than shows itself, at the first view,
I pray you. Come, sirrah.

To you that know them not. This to my mother. (Excunt.

Giving a betler.

'Twill be two days ere I shall see you again; so SCENE V.- Another Room in the same.

I leave you to your wisdom.


Sir, I can nothing say, Laf. But I hope, your lordship thinks not him a But that I am your most obedient servant. soldier.

Ber. Come, come, no more of that.

Bir. Yes, my lord, and of very valiant approof.

And ever shall
Laf. You have it from his own deliverance.

With true observance seek to eke out that,
Bor. And by other warranted testimony.

Wherein toward me my homely stars have faild Lif. Then my dial goes not true; I took this To equal my great fortune. lark for a bunting.


Let that go: Ber. I do assure you, my lord, he is very great My, haste is very great : Farewell; hic home. m knowledge, and accordingly valiant.

Het. Pray, sir, your pardon.

Lif. I have then sinned against his experience,

Well, what would you say? and transgressed against his valor; and state

Hel. I am not worthy of the wealth I owe;' that way is dangerous, since I cannot yet find in

Nor dare I say, 'tis mine; and yet it is; my heart to repent. Here he comes; I pray you, But, like a timerous thief, most fain would steal thohe us friends, I will pursue the amity.

What law does vouch mine own.

What would you have ?

Hel. Something; and scarce so much :--nothing, Par. These things shall be done, sir.


IT, BERTRAM. I would not tell you what I would: my lord-'faith, Lif. Pray you, sir, who's his tailor?

yes ;Për. Sir?

Strangers, and foes, do sunder, and not kiss. Laf. (I know him well: Ay, sir; he, sir, is a Ber. I pray you, stay not, but in baste to horse, good workman, a very good tailor.

Hel. I shall not break your bidding, good iny lordi. Ber. Is she gone to the king?

Ber. Where are my other men, monsieur ?-(Aside to PAROLLES.


(Exit HELENA. Par. She is.

Go thou toward home; where I will never come, Ber. Will she away to-night?

Whilst I can shake my sword, or hear the drum ;- -
Á specious appearance of necessity.

Away and for our flight.
The bunting nearly resembles the sky lars, but has

Bravely, coragio! (Ereunt. little or no song, which gives estimation to the sky !ark.



1 Possess.



you heard

SCENE 1.-Florence. A room in the Duke's

Clo. So say I, madam, if he run away, as I heat Palace.

he does: the danger is in standing to't; that's the

loss of men, though it be the getting of children. Flourish. Enter the Duke of FLORENCE, attended; Here they come, will tell you more : for my part, two French Lords, and others.

I only hear, your son was run away.

(Erit Clown. Duke. So that, from point to point, now have

Enter HELENA and two Gentlemen. The fundamental reasons of this war;

1 Gent. Save you, good madam. Whose great decision hath much blood let forth, Hel. Madam, my lord is gone, for ever gone. And more thirsts after.

2 Gent. Do not say so. 1 Lord.

Holy seems the quarrel Count. Think upon patience.—'Pray you, genUpon your grace's part: black and learful

tlemen.On the opposer.

I have felt so many quirks of joy and grief, Duke. Therefore we marvel much, our cousin That the first face of neither, on the start, France

Can woman me unto't ;-Where is my son, I pray Would, in so just a business, shut his bosom

you ? Against our borrowing prayers.

2 Gent. Madam, he's gone to serve the duke of 2 Lord.

Good my lord,

Florence : The reasons of our state I cannot yield,

We met him thitherward; from thence we came, But like a common and an outward man,

And after some dispatch in hand at court, That the great figure of a council i'rames

Thither we bend again. By self-unable motion : theretore dare not

Hel. Look on this letter, madam; here's my Say what I think of it; since I have found

passport. Myself in my uncertain grounds to fail

! Reads.). When thou canst get the ring upon my As often as I guess'd. Duke. Be it his pleasure.

finger, which nerer shall come off, and show me a

child begotten of thy body, that Tam futher to, then 2 Lord. But I am sure, the younger of our nature. call me husband: but in such u then I write a never. That surfeit on their ease, will, day by day, Come here for physic.

This is a dreadtul sentence.
Welcome shall they be;

Count, Brought you this letter, gentlemen? And all the honors, that can fly from us,

1 Gent.

Ay, madam; Shall on them settle. You know your places well; And, for the contents' sake, are sorry for our parls. When better fall, for your avails they fall:

Count. I pr’ythee, lady, have a better cheer; To-norrow to the field. (Flourish. Exeunt. If thou engrossest all the griefs are thine,

Thou robb'st me of a moiety: He was my son; SCENE II.-Rousillon. A room in the Coun- But I do waslı his name out of my blood, tess's Palace.

And thou art all my child.-Towards Florence Fnter Countess and Clown.

is he?

2 Gent. Ah, madam. Count. It hath happened all as I would have had Count.

And to be a soldier ? it, save, that he comes not along with her.

2 Gent. Such is his noble purpose: and, believe't, 'Clo. By my troth, I take my young lord to be a The dule will ay upon him all the honor, very melancholy man.

That good convenience claims. Count. By what observance, I pray you?


Return you thither! Clo. Why, he will look upon his boot, and sing ; i Gent. Ay, madam, with the swiftest wings of mend the ruff, and sing; ask questions, and sing; speed. pick his teeth, and sing; I know a man that had Hel. [Reads.) Till I have no wife, I have nothing this trick of melancholy, sold a gooilly manor for a

in France. Song

'Tis bitter. Count. Let me see what he writes, and when

Count. Find you that there? be means to come.

Opening a letter.

Ay, madam. Clo. I have no mind to Isbel, since I was at 1 Gent. 'Tis but the boldness of his hand, haply court: our old ling and our Isbels o'the country are

which nothing like your old ling and your Isbels o'the His heart was not consenting to. court; the brains of my Cupid's knocked out; and Count. Nothing in France, until he have no wife! I begin to love, as an old nian loves money, with There's nothing here that is too good for him, no stomach,

But only she; and she deserves a lord, Count. What have we here?

That twenty such rude boys might tend upon, Clo. E'en that you have there.

(Exit. And call her hourly, mistress. Who was with him? Count. [Reads) I have sent you a daughter-in- i Gent. A servant only, and a gentleman law: she hath recovered the king, and undone me. Which I have some time known. I have welded her, not bedded her; and sworn to Count.

Parolles, was't not! make the not eternal. You shall hear, I am run 1 Gent. Ay, my good lady, he. away: know it, before the report come. If there be Count. A very tainted fellow, and full of wicked. breaillh enough in the world, I will hold a long distance.

My son corrupts a well-derived nature
My duty to you. Your unfortunate son,

With his inducement.
1 Gent.

Indeed, good lady,
This is not well, rash and unbridled boy,

The fellow has a deal of that, too much, To fly the favors of so good a king;

Which holds him much to have. To pluck his indignation on thy head,

Count. You are welcome, gentlemen, By the mis prizing of a maid too virtuous

I will entreat you. when you see my son, For the contempt of empire.

To tell him, that his sword can never win

The honor that he loses: mure I'll entreat you Re-enter Clown.

Written to bear along. Clo. O madam, yonder is heavy news within, be- 2 Gent.

We serve you, madam, tween two soldiers and my young lady.

In that and all your worthiest atfairs. Count. What is the matter?

Count. Not so, but as we changes our courtesies Cw. Nay, there is some comfort in the news. Will you draw near ? some comfort; your son will not be killed so soon

| Exeunt Coryness and Gentlemen As I thought he would.

Hel. Till I have no wife, I have nothing in Franci Count. Why should he be killed ?

Nothing in France, until he has no wife! . The folding at the top of the boot.

3 Exchange.


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