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Thou shalt have none, Rousillon, none in France, To this unworthy husband of his wife;
Then hast thou all again. Poor lord ! ist I 1.et every word weigh heavy on her worth,
That chase thee from thy country, and expose That he does weiyli too ligot: mny greatest grief,
Those tender limbs of thine to the event

Though little he do feel it, set duwn sharply. of the non-sparing war ? and is it !

Dispatch the most convenient messenger:
That drive thee from the sportive court, where thou When, haply, he sha I hear that she is gone,
Wasi shot at with fair eyes, to be the mark

He will return; and hope I may, that she,
Of smuky muskets? O you leaden messengers, Hearing so much, will speed her foot again,
Triat ride upon the violent speed of tire,

Led hither by pure love: which of them both
Fly with faise aim; move the still-piercing air, Is dearest to me, I have no skill in sense
That sings with piercing, do not touch iny lord ! To make distinction :-Provide this messenger :-
Whoever shoots at him, I set him there ;

My heart is heavy, and mine age is weak:
Whoever charges on his forward breast,

Grief would have tears, and sorrow bids me speah
I am the cartiit, that do hold him to it;

And though I kill him not, I am the cause

SCENE V.-Without the walls of Florence.
His death was so etlected : better were
I inet the ravin' lion when he roard

A Tucket afar offEnter an old Widow of Flct.
With sharp constraint of hunger; better 'twere ence, DIANA, VIOLENTA, MARIANA, and other
That all die miseries, which nature owes,

Citizens. Were mme at once: No, come thou home, Rou- Wid. Nay, come; for if they do approach the sillon,

city, we shall lose all the signit. Whence honor but of danger wins a scar,

Dia. They say, the French count has done most As oli it loses all; I will be gone :

honorable service. My being bere it is that holds thee hence;

Wid. It is reported that he has taken their grealShall I stay here to do!! no, no, although

est commander; and that with his own hand he The air of paradise did fan the house,

slew the duke's brother. We have lost our labor: And angels otticed all: I will be gone;

they are gone a contrary way: hark! you may That puiul rumor may report my tlight,

know by their trunipels. To consulate thine ear. Come, night; end, day! Mur. Come let's return again, and suffice our. For, with the dark, poor thiet, i'll steal away. selves with the report of it. Well, Diana, lake heed

Exit. of this French earl; the honor of a maid is her

name; and no legacy is so rich as honesty. SCENE III.-Florence. Before the Duke's

Wid. I have told my neighbor, how you have palace.

been solicited by a gentleman, bus companion. Flourish. Enter the DUKE OF FLORENCE, BER

Mar. I know that hnave; hang him! one PaTRAM, Lords, Officers, Soldiers, and others rolles: a filthy officer he is in those suggestions?

for the young earl. -- Beware of them, Diana; Drike. The general of our horse thou art ; and we, their promises, enticements, oaths, tokens, and all Great in our hope, lay our best love and credence

these engines of Just, are not the things they go l'pon thy promising fortune.

under: many a maid hath been seduced by them; Ber.

Sir, it is

and the misery is, example, that so terrible shows A charge too beavy for my strength; but

in the wreck of maidentiood, cannot for all that We'll strive to bear it for your worthy sake,

dissuade succession, but that they are limed with To the extreme edge of hazard.

the twigs thal threaten them. I hope, I need not

Then go thou forth; to advise you further; but, I hope, your own grace
And fortune play upon thy prosperous helm, will keep you where you are, though there were no
Asthy auspicious mistress!
This very day,

further danger known, but the modesty which is

so lost.
Great Mars, I put myself into thy file :

Dia. You shall not need to tear me.
Make me but like my thoughts; and I shall prove
A lover of thy drum, hater of love. (E.reunt. Enter HELENA, in the dress of a Pilgrim.
SCENE IV.-Rousillon. A room in the

Wid. I hope so. -Look, here comes a pilgrini.
Countess's Paluce.

I know she will lie at my house: thither they send

one another: I'll question herEnter COUNTEss and Steward.

God save you, pilgrin! Whither are you bound?
Count. Alas! and would you take the letter of her?

Hel. To Saini Jaques le grand.
Might you not know, she would do as she has cone,

Where do the palmerso lodge, I do beseech you? by sending me a letter ? Read it again.

Wid. At the Saint Francis here, beside the port.

Hel. Is this the way!
Stew. I am saint Jaques' pilgrim, thither gone : Wid.

Ay, marry, is it.-Hark you?
Ambitions lore hath so in me offended,

1-4 murch ofur oft: That berefool plou I The colil ground upon, They come this way ;-If you will tarry, holy pite Wưh suinteit rony my faults to Juve amended.

Wrue, urue, that from int bloody course of wur, But till the troops come by,
M, deurest muster, your dear son may hie ;

I will conduct you wh:re you shall be lodg'd;
Bless him at home in ptuce, whilst I from far, The rather, for, I think, I know your hostess
His name with zrulous fertur sanctify:

As ample as myself.
His taken lahors bid him me forgive;

Hel. Is it yourself?
1, his dispitiful Junos sent him forth

Wid. li you shall please so. pilgrim.
From courtti friends, with camping foes to lire,

Hel. I thank you, and will stay upon your leisure.
Where death and danger dog The heels of worth; Wul. You came, I think, from France ?
He is too good and fair for deuth and me:

Whom I myself embrace, to set him free.

Wid. Here you shall see a countryman of yours,
Count. Ah, what sharp stings are in her mildest That has done worthy service.


His name, I pray you?
Rinaldo, you did never lack advicec so much, Dia. The count Rousillon : know you such a one?
As letting her pass so ; had I spoke with her, Hel. But by the car, that hears most nobly of him:
I could have well diverted her intents,

His face I hnow not.
Which thus she bath prevented.


Whatsoe er he is.

Pardon me, madam: He's bravely taken here. He stole froin France, !!! had given you this at over night,

As 'tis reported, for the king had married him
She might have been o'erta en ; and yet she writes, Against his liking : Think you it is so?
Pursuit would be in vain.

Hel. Ay, surely, mere the truth; I know his lady.
What angel shall

Dia. There is a gentleman, that serves the count,
Bless this unworthy husband ? he cannot thrive, Reports but coursely of her.
Unless her prayers, whom heaven delights to hear, Hel.

What's his name?
And loves to grant, reprieve him from the wrath Dia. Monsieur Parolles.
of greatest justice.-Write, write, Rinaldo,

* Temptations. Not what their pamer express. • Roerous.

• Alluding to the story of Hercules. , Pilgrims ; so called from a staff or bough of palm the • Discretiov or thought.

were wont to carry.

I Because.

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0, I believe with him. sure, he knows not from the enemy: we will bind In arg'iment of praise, or to the worth

and hood-wink him so, that he shall suppose no of the great count himselt, she is too mean

other but that he is carried into the leaguers of the To have her name repeated ; all her deserving adversaries, when we bring him to our tents: Be Is a reserved honesty, and that

but your lordship present at his examination; if he I have not heard examin'd.

do not, for the proinise of his life, and in the highest Dia.

Alas poor lady! compulsion of base tear, oller to betray you, and 'Tis a hard bondage, to become the wife

deliver all the intelligence in his power against you, of a detesting lord.

and that with the divine forfeit of his soul upon oath, Wil. A right good creature: wheresoe'er she is, never trust my judgment in any thing: Her heart weighs sadly: this young inaid might do 2 Lord, 0, for the love of laughter, let him fetch her

his drum; he says he has a stratagem for't: when A shrewd turn, if she pleas'd.

your lordship sees the bottom of his success in't. tel.

How do you mean? and to what metal this counterfeit lump of ore will May be, the amorous count soliciis her

be melted, if you give him not John Drum's enterIn the unliwful purpose.

tainment, your inclining cannot be removed. Here Wid. He does, indeed;

he comes. And brokesa with all that can in such a suit

Enter PAROLLES. Cerrupt the tender honor of a maid;

1 Lord. O, for the love of laughter, hinder not But she is arm’d for him, and keeps her guard the huinor of his design ; let him fetch off his In honestest defence.

drum in any hand. Enter, with Drum and Colors, a Party of the Ber. How now, monsieur? this drum sticks Florentine Iriny, BERTRAM, and PAROLLES. sorely in your disposition. Mar. The gods forbid else!

2 Lord. A pox on't, let it go: 'tis but a drum. Wil. So, now they come :

Par. But a drum? Ís't but a drum? A drum so That is Antonio, the dukes eldest son;

lost !- There was an excellent command! to charge Thit, Escalus.

in with our horse upon our own wings, and to rend Hel. Which is the Frenchman?

our own soldiers,

2 Lord. That was not to be blamed in the comDia. That with the plume: 'tis a most gallant fellow;

mand of the service; it was a disaster of war that I would, he lov'd his wife; if he were honester,

Cæsar himself could not have prevented, if he had He were much goodlier :-Is't not a handsome been there to command.

Ber. Well, we cannot greatly condemn our sucgeutleinan! Hel. Il ke hin well.

cess: some dishonor we had in the loss of that Din. 'Tis pity, he is not honest: Yond's that drum: but it is not to be recovered.

Par. It might have been recovered.
same knave.

Ber. It might, but it is not now.
That leads him to these places; were I his lady,
I'd poison that vile rascal.

Pur. It is to be recovered; but that the merit of Hel.

Which is he?

service is seldom attributed to the true and exact Din. That jack-an-apes with scarfs : Why is he performer, I would have that druin or another, or melancholy?

his jacet. llel. Perchance he's hurt i'the battle.

Ber. Why, if you have a stomach to't, monsieur, Prir. Lose our drum! well.

if you think your mystery in stratagem can bring Mr. Hos shrewdly vexed at something: Look, this instrument of honor again into its native he has spied us.

quarter, be magnanimous in the enterprize, and yo Wit. Marry, hang you!

on ; I will grace the attempt for a worthy exploit; Mur. And your cou tesy, for a ring carrier!

if you speed well in it, the duke shall both speak [ Exeunt BERTHY, PAROLLES, Officers, of it, and extend to you what further becomes his and Soldiers.

greatness, even to the utmost syllable of your wor

thiness. Wid. The troop is past: Come, pilgrim, I will bring you

Par. By the hand of a soldier, I will undertake it. Where you shall host: of enjoin'd penitents

Ber. But you must not now slumber in it., There's four or five, to great Saint Jaques bound,

Par. I'll about it this evening; and I will preAlready at my house.

sently pen down my dilemmas, encourage myself Hel. I humbly thank you :

in my certainty, put myself into my mortal prepa. Please it this inatron, and ihis gentle maid,

ration, and by midnight, look to hear further from me. To eat with us to-night, the charge, and thanking,

Ber. May I be bold to acquaint his grace, you Shall be for me ; and, to require you further,

are gone about it? I will bestow some precepts on the virgin,

Par. I know not what the success will be, my Vorthy the note.

lord; but the attempt I vow.

Ber. I know thou art valiant; and, to the pos Both. We'll take your offer kindly.

[ Exeunt. sibility of thy soldiership, will subscribe for thee.

SCENE VI.-Camp before Florence.

Par. I love not many words.

(Erit. Enter BERTRAM, and the two French Lords. 1 Lord. No more than a fish loves water.-Is i Lord. Nay, good my lord, put him to’t; let dently seems to undertake this business, which he

not this a strange fellow, my lord ! that so contiliim have his way. 2 Lord. If your lordship find him not a hilding,: dares better be damned than to do't.

knows is not to be done ; damns hiinself to do, and bold ine no more in your respect, 1 Lord. On my life, my lord, a bubble.

2 Lord. You do not know him, my lord, as we Ber. Do you think, I am so far deceived in him? do: certain it is, that he will steal himself into a i Lord. Believe it, my lord, in mine own direct discoveries: but when you find him out, you have

man s favor, and, for a week, escape a great deal of knowledge, without any malice but to speak of him him ever after. as my kinsman, he's a inest notable coward, an infinite' and endless liar, an hourly promise-breaker, all of this, that so seriously he does address himself

Ber. Why, do you think he will make no deed at the owner of no one good quality worthy your lord

unto? ship's entertainment. 2 Lorch. It were fit you knew him; lest, reposing invention, and clap upon you two or three probable

1 Lord. None in the world ; but return with an too far in his virtue. which he hath not, he might lies: but we have almost embossed lim : & you shall at some great and trusty business, in a main danger, see his fall to-night; for, indeed, he is not for your Bor. I would, I know in what particular action

lordship's respect,

2 Lirit. We'll make you some sport with the fox, to try him. 2 Lord. None better than to let him fetch off his lord Lafeu : when his disguise and he is på ted, tell

ere we case him. He was first smoked by the old drun, which you hear him so confidently undertake me what, a sprat you shall find him ; which you to do, I Lord. I, with a troop of Florentines, will sud.

shall see this very night. denly surprise hiin; such I will have, whom,

4 The lines entrenchments, sie An epitape

6 To emboss a deer is to enclose him in a word * Deals. • A paltry fellow, a coward

* Before we strip him naked.

til you,


1 Lord. I must go look my twigs ; he shall be llel.

Tane this purse of gola, taught.

And let me buy your friendly help thus far, Ber. Your brother, he shall go along with me, Which I will over-pay, and pay agam, i Lord. Ist please your lordship: I'll leave you. When I have found it. The count he woos you


daughter, Ber. Now will I lead you to the house, and show Lays down his wanton siege before her beauny, you

Resolves to carry ber; let her, in tine, consent. The lass I spoke of.

As we ll direct her how 'tis best to bear it. ? Lort.

But, you say, she's honest. Now, his importanti blood will nought deny Ber. That's all the fault: I spoke with her but once, That she'll demand: A ring the county2 wears, And found her wondrous cold; but I sent to her, That downward bath succeeded in his house, By this same cuxcomb that we hive i' the wind, From son to son, soine four or five descents Tokens and letters which she did re-send;

Since the first father wore it: this ring he holds
And this is all I have done : Shes a fair creature; In most rich choice; yet in his idle tire,
Will you go see her ?

To buy his will, it would not seem too 'dear,
2 Lord.
With all my heart, my lord. Howe'er repented after.
Exeunt. Wid.

Now I see

The bottom of your purpose.
SCENE VII.-Florence. A Room in the

Hel. You see it lawful then: It is no more,
Widow's House.

But that your daughter, ere she seems as won,

Desires this ring ; appoints him an encounter ; Enter HELEXA and Widow.

In fine, delivers me to fill the time,

Herself most chastely absent: after this, Hel. liyou misiloubt me that I am not she, To marry her, I'll add threc thousand crowns I know not how I shall assure you further,

To what is past already. But I shall lose the grounds I work upon.


I have yielded : Wit. Though ny estate be fallen, I was well born, Instruct my daughter how she shall perséver, Nothing acquainted with these businesses ; That time and place, with this deceit so lawful, And would not put my reputation now

May prove coherent. Every night he comes
In a ny staining act.

With musics of all sorts, and songs compos'd
Nor would I wish you.

To her unworthiness: It nothing steads us,
First, give me trust, the count he is iny husband; To chide him from our eaves; for he persists,
And, what to your sworn counsel I have spoken, As if his lite lay on't.
is so, from word to word : and then you cannot, Hel.

Why then to-night
By the good aid that I of you shall borrow, Let us assay our plot; which, if it speed,
Err in bestowing it.

Is wicked meaning in a lawful deed,

I should believe you ; And lawful meaning in a lawful act;
For you have show d me that, which well approves Where both not sin, and yet a sinful fact :
You are great in fortune.

But let's about it.



SCENE 1.-Without the Florentine Camp. I got them in exploit: Yet slight ones will not

carry it : They will say, Came you off with so little ? Enter first Lord, with five or six Soldiers in ambush. and great ones I dare not vive. Wherefore, what's

the instance ?, Tongue, I must put you into a 1 Lord. He can come no other way but by this butter-woman's mouth, and buy another of Bajuhedge' corner : When you sally upon him, speak zet’s mule, if you prattle me into these perils. what terrible language you will: though you under

| Lord. Is it possible, he should know what he stand it not yourselves, no matter : for we must not is, and be that he is ?

LAsilt. seem to understand him; unless some one amon: Par. I would the cutting of niy garments would Ds, whom we must produce for an interpreter. serve the turn; or the breaking of my Spanish

i Sotd. Good captain, let me be the interpreter. sword.

i Lund. Art not acquainted with him ? knows 1 Lord. We cannot afford you so. 1.4 side. be not thy voice?

Par. Or the baring of my beard ; and to say, it | Sold. No, sir. I warrant you.

was in stratagem. I Loril. But what linsy-woolsy hast thou to speak | Lord. 'Twould not do.

(Aside. to us again!

Par. Or to drown my clothes, and say, I was | Sold. Even such as you speak to me.

stripped. I Lurid. He must think us some band of stringers Lord. Hardly serve.

[ Asile. i' the adversary's entertainment. Now he hath a

Par. Though I swore I leaped from the window smack of all neizhboring languages; therefore we

of the citadel must every one be a man of his own fancy, not to 1 Lord. How deep ?

(Aside. know what we speak one to another; so we seem Par. Thirty fathon. to know, is to know straight our purpose: chough's 1 Lord. Three great oaths would scarce make language. gabble enough, and good enough. As

that be believed.

| Asiile. for you, interpreter, you must seem very politic. Par. I would I had any drum of the enemy's But couch, ho! here he comes; to beguile two hours I would swear I recovered it. in a sleep, and then to return and swear the lies he Par. A drum now of the enemy's ! forges.

1 Alarum within Enter PAROLLES.

1 Lord. Throca morou Sus, cargo, cargo, cargo. Par. Ten o'clock: within these three hours 'twill

All Cargo, cargo, rilliunda par corbo, cargo. be time enough to go home. What shall I say I Par. 0! ransome, ransome :-Do not bide mine have done? It must be a very plausive invention


| They seize him, and blindfold him. that carries it: They begin to smoke me; and dis- 1 Sold, Boskos thromulda bosh 08. fraces have of late knocked too oflen at my door. I

Par. I know you are the Muskoz' regiment. fod, my tongue is too fool-hardy but my heart hath And I shall lose my life for want of language : the fear of Mars before it, and of his creatures, not If there be here German, or Dane, low Dutch, daring the reports of my tongue.

Italian, or French, let him speak to me, I Lart. This is the first truth that e'er thine I will discover that which shall undo of tongue was guilty of.

| Aside.

The Florentine. Par. What the devil should move me to under

1 Sold. Boskos vaurado :the the recovery of this drum; being not ignorant I understand thee, and can speak thy tongue:of the inpossibility, and knowing I had no such Kerely bonto: - Sir: purpose? I must give myself soine hurts, and say, Retake thee to thy faith, for seventeen poniards ii.e Foreign troops in the enemy's pay.

Are at thy bosojn. • A bird like a jack daw.

1 Importunate.

9 Count. • The proof.


Which were the greatest obloquy i'the world 1 Sold.

0, pray pray, pray: In me to lose : Thus your own proper wisdom Blanku revania dulche.

Brings in the champion honor on my part, 1 Lord.

Oscorbi dulchos volivorca, Against your vain assault. 1 Soul. The general is content to spare thee yet; Ber.

Here, take my ring : And hood-wink d as thou art, will lead thee on My house, mine honor, yea, my life be thine, To gather from thee: haply, thou mayst inform and l'll be bid by thee. Something to save thy lite.

Dia. When midnight comes, knock at my chamPur. 0, let me live,

ber window ; And all the secrets of our camp l'll show,

I'll order take,my mother shall not hear. Their force, their purposes: nay, I'll speak that Now will I charge you in the bond of truth, Which you will wonder at.

When you have conquer'd my yet maiden bed, 1 Suld.

But wilt thou faithfully ? | Remain there but an hour, nor speak to me: Par if I do not, damn me.

My reasons are most strong; and you shall know 1 Sold. Acordu linta.

them, Come on, thou art granted space.

When back again this ring shall be deliver'd. (Exil, with PAROLLES guarded. And on your tinger, in the night I'll put I Lord. Go, tell the count Rousillon, and my Another ring; that, what in time proceeds, brother,

May token to the future our past deeds. We have caught the woodcock, and will keep him Adieu, till then ; then fail not: You have won muilled,

A wife of me, though there my hope be done. Till we do hear from them.

Ber. A heaven on earth I have won by wooing 2 Sold. Captain, I will. thee.

(Exit. | Lord. He will betray us all unto ourselves;- Dia. For which live long to thank both heaven Inform 'em thai.

and me! 2 Sold. So I will, sir.

You may so in the end:| Lord. Till then, I'll keep him dark, and sately My mother told me just how he would wo, lochd.

| Ereuni. As if she sat in his heart ; she says, all men

Have the like oaths: he had sworn to marry me. SCENE 1I. - Florence. A Room in the Widow's When his wife's dead; therefore I'll lie with him, House.

When I am buried. Since Frenchmen are so braid,

Marry that will, I'll live and die a maid :
Ber. They told me, that your name was Fontibell. Only, in this disguise, I think't no sin
Dia. No, my good lord, Diana.

To cozen him, that would unjustly win. (Eru. Bir.

Titled goddess; And worth it, with addition! But, fair soul,

SCENE III.-The Florentine Camp. In your fine frame hath love no quality!

Enter the two French Lords, and two or three If the quick fire of youth light not your mind,

You are no maiden, but a monument:
When you are dead, you should be such a one

Lord. You have not given him his mother's As you are now, for you are cold and stern;

letter? And now you should be as your mother was,

2 Lord. I have delivered an hour since: there When your sweet self was yot.

is something in't that stings his nature : for, on the Dia. She then was honest.

reading it, he changed almost into another man. Ber. So should you be.

1 Lörd. He has much worthy blame laid upon Dia.

No: him, for shaking vff so good a wife, and so sweet My mother did but duty: such, my lord,

a lady. As you owe to your wife.

2 Lord. Especially he hath incurred the evenias.. Ber.

No more of that ! ing displeasure of the king, who had even tuned his I prythee, do not strive against my vows:

bounty to sing happiness to him. I will tell you I was compelld to her; hul I love thee

a thing, but you shall let it dwell darkly with you. By love's own sweet constraint, and will for ever 1 Lord. When you have spoken it, 'tis dead, and Do thee all rights of service.

I am the grave of it. Dia.

Ay, so you serve us,

2 Lord. He hath perverted a young gentlewoman Till we serve you : but when you have sur roses, here in Florence, of a most chaste renown; and You barely lease our thorns to prick ourselves, this night he fleshes bis will in the spoils of her And mock us with our bareness.

honor: he hath given her his monumental ring, and Ber.

How have I sworn! thinks himself made in the unchaste composition. Dia. 'Tis not thy many oaths that make the truth: | Lord. Now, God delay our rebellion; as we But the plain single vow, that is vow'd true.

are onrselves, what things are we ! What is not holy. that we swear not by,

2 Lord. Merely our own traitors. And as in the But take the Highest to witness: Then, pray you, common course of all treasons, we still see them tell me,

reveal themselves, till they attain to their abhorred If I should swear by Jove's great attributes,

ends; so he, that in this action contrives against his I lov'd you dearly, would you believe my aths, own nobility, in his proper stream o'erflows himself. When I did love you ill? this has no holding, 1 Liri. Is it not meant damnable? in us, to be To swear by him whom ! protest to love,

trumpeters of our uulawful intents ! We shall not That I will work against hiin: l'herefore, your oaths then have his company to-night? Are words and poor conditions ; but unseal'd; 2 Lord. Not till after midnight; for he is dieted At least, in my opinion.

to his hour. Ber.

Change it, change it; 1 Lord. That approaches apace; I would gladly Be not so holy-cruel: love is holy;

have him see his company3 'anatomized ; that he And my integrity ne'er knew the crafts,

might take a measure of his own judgments, That you do charge men with: Stand no more off, wherein so curiously he had set this counterfeit. But give thyself unto my sick desires,

2 Lorit. We will not meddle with him till he Who then recover : say, thou art mine, and ever come; for his presence must be the whip of the My love, as it begins, shall so persevere.

other. Dia. I see, that men make hopes, in such affairs, | Lord. In the mean time, what hear you of That we'll forsake ourselves. Give me that ring.

these wars! Ber. I'll lend it thee, my dear, but have no

2 Lord. I hear, there is an overture of peace. power

I Lord. Nay, I assure you, a peace concluded. To give it from me.

2 Lord. What will count Rousillon do tben? will Dia.

Will you not, my lord ? he travel higher, or return again into France ! Ber. It is an honor 'longing to our house,

1 Lyril. I perceive, by this demand, you are not Bequeathed down from many ancestors;

altogether of his council. Which were the greatest obloquy i'the world 2 Lord. Let it be forbid, sir! so should I be a In me to lose.

great deal of his act. Dia. Mine honor's such a ring:

I Lord. Sir, his wife, some two months sinch My chastity's the jewel of our house,

I Crafty, deceitful. Bequeathed down froin many ancestors ;

2 Here, as elsewhere, used ad rerbially. 3 For fuu. Junior

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Dertirom his hou e; her pretense is a pilgrimage b.ds you answer to what I shall ask you out a 1) Saint Jaques le grand; which holy undertakunk, a nole. with must austere sanctimony, she accomplished: Pur. And truly, as I hope to live. and, there residing, the tenderness of her nature i sold. First, demand of him how many horse became as a prey to her grief; in five made a groan the duke is string. Whiai say you to that? of her last breath, and now she sings in heaven. Par. Five or six thousand: but very weak and 2 Lord. How is this justitiert?

unserviceable: the troops are all scaliered, and the i Lord. The stronger part of it by her own letter; commanders very poor rogues, upon my reputation which makes her story true, even to the point and credit, and as hope to live. of her death; her death itself, which could not be | Sold. Shall I set down your answer so? her office to say, is come, was faithtully confirmed Par. Do; l'll take the sacrament on't, how and by the rector of the place.

which way you will. 2 Lord. Hath the count all this intelligence ? Ber. All's one to him. What a past-saving slavo

1 Lord. Ay, and the particular contirmations, is this! point from point to the fuil arming of the veriiy. 1 Lord. You are deceived, my lord; this is mon.

2 Lord. I am heartily sorry, that he'll be glad of sieur Parolles, the gallant militarist, (that was his this.

own phrase,) that had the whole theorick of war I Lord. How mightily sometimes we make us in the knot of his scarf, and the practice in the comforts of our losses !

chapes of his dagger. 2 Lord. And how mightily, some other times, 2 Lord. I will never trust a man again, for keepwe drown our gain in tears! The great dignity, ling his sword clean; nor believe he can have every that his valor kath here acquired for him, shall at thing in him, by wearing his apparel neatly. bome be encountered with a shame as ample.

1 Sou. Well, that's set down. I Lord. The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, Par. Five or six thousand horse, I said,- I will good and ill together: our virtues would be proud, say true,- or thereabouts, set down, for I'll speak if our faults whipped them not; and our crimes truth. would despair, if they were not cherished by our 1 Lord. He's very near the truth in this. virtucs.

Ber. But I con him no thanks for t, in the nature Enter a Servant.

he delivers it.

Par. Poor rogues, I pray you, say. How now! where's your master ?

1 Sold. Well, that's spt down. Serr. He met the duhe in the street, sir, of whom he hath taken a solemn leave; his lordship will

Par. I humbly thank you, sir; a truth's a truth,

the rogues are inarvellous poor. De it morning for France. The duke hath offered him letters of commendations to the king.

1 Sold. Demand of him what strength they cre ? Lord. They shall be no more than needful a-foot. What say you to that?

Par. By my troth, sir, if I were to live this there, if they were more than they can commend.

present hour, I will tell true. Let me see: Spurio Enter BERTHAM.

á hundred and fifty, Sebastian so many, Corambus I Lomil. They cannot be too sweet for the king's so many, Jaques so many ; Guiltian, Cosmo, lo tartness. Here's his lordship now. How now, my dowick, and Gratii, two hundred and fifty each: lord, ist not aiter midnight?

mine own company, Chitopher, Vaumond. Beptii, Ber. I have to-night despatched sixteen busi- two hundred and fifty each: so that the musternesses, a month's length a-piece, by an abstract of file, rotten and sound, upon my life, amounts not success: I have conged with the duke, done my

to tifteen thousand poll'; half of which dare le adieu with his nearest; buried a wife, mourned for s'ake the snow from of their cassocks, lest they her: writ to my lady mother, I am returning; en- shake themselves to pieces. tertained my convoy; and between these main Ber. What shall be done to him ? parcels of despatch, eilected many nicer needs; the 1 Lord. Nothing but let him have thanks. Delast was the greatest, but that I have not ended yet. mand of him my conditions, and what credit I

? Lorit. If the business be of any ditficulty, and have with the duke. this morning your departure hence, it requires haste 1 Sold. Well, that's set down. You shall deof your lordship.

mand of him whether one Captain Dumuin be Ber. I mean, the business is not ended, as fearing i the camp, a Frenchman; what his reputation is to hear of it hereafter. But shall we have this dia-uilh the duke, what his ralor, homesti, un expertlogue between the fool and the soldier ? - Come, ness in wars ; 07 whether he thinks it were not bring forth this counterfeit module: he has de possible, with well-wrighing sumis of golul, to cor. ceived me like a double-meaniny prophesier.

rupt him to revoll. What say you to this? What 2 Lord. Bring him forth: | Ereint Soldiers.) He do you know of it? has set in the stocks, all night, poor gallant knave.

Par. I beseech you, let me answer to the par. Ber. No matter; his heels have deserved it, in ticular of the interrogatories : Demand them singly. purping his spursso long. Sow does he carry | Soll. Do you know this captain Dumain? himself!

Par. I know him: he was a botcher's prentice in I Lord. I have told your lordship already; the Paris, from whence he was whipped for getting the rhs carry him. But, fo answer you as you would sheriffs fool with child; a dumb innocent,e that be understood; he weeps like a wench that had could not say him, nay. sh d her milk: he hath confessed himself to Mor

DUMAJN lifts up his hand in anger: an, whom he supposes to be a friar, from the time Ber. Nay, by your leave, hold your hands; of lus remembrance, to this very instant disaster though I know, his brains are forfeit to the next of this sitting i the stocks: And what think you he tile that falls. hath confessed?

I Sold. Well, is this captain in the duke of Flo. BT. Nothing of me, has he?

rence's camp? 2 boril. His confession is taken, and it shall be Par. l pon my knowledge, he is, and lousy. tead to his face: if your lordship be in't, as I be

Lord. Nay, look not so upon me; we shall hear lere you are, you must have the patience to bear

it. of your lordship anon. Re-enter Soldiers with PAROLLES.

1 Soll. What is the reputation with the duke?

Par. The duke knows him from no other but a BeT. A plague upon him!, muffled! he can say Jothing of me; hush! hush!

poor officer of mine ; and writ to me the other day,

io turn him out o'the band : I think I have his letter 1 Lord. Hoodman comes ! - Porto tartarossa. I Sall. He calls for the tortures : What will you

in my pocket. say without 'ein !

1 Sold. Marry, we'll search

Pur. In good sadness, I do not know: either it Por. I will confess what I know without con- is there, or it is upon a file, with the duke's oihei straint; if he pinch me like a pasty, I can say no letters in my tent.

1 Sold. Here 'tis ; here's a paper. Shall I read I Sold. Bnsko chimurcho.

it to you?
2 Lord. Boblihindo chicurmurcho.

Pair. I do not know if it be it or no.
Soul. You are a merciful general:-Our general Ber. ( ur interpreter does it well.

a The point of the scabhard.
* An allusion to the degradation of a knight by back- 4 Carsock then signified a horseman's loose cont.
04.08 bis spurs.

• Disposition and character. & A natural fool


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