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1 Dian, Good my Lord,
Ask him upon his Oath, if he does think
King. What fay'st thoy to her?
Ber. She's Impudent, my Lord,
Dia. He does me wrong, my Lord; if I were sog
Count. He blushes, and 'tiş hit :
King. Methought you said
Dia. I did, my Lord, but loath am to produce So bad an Instrument; his Name's Parolles.
Laf. I saw the Man to day, if Man he be.
Ber. What of him?
King. She hath that Ring of yours.
Ber. I think she has; certain it is I lik’d her,
Dia. I must be patient :
Ber. I have it not.
King. The Story then goes false, you threw it him
King. You boggle threwdly, every Feather starts you :Is this the Man you speak of?
Dia. It is, my Lord. .
King. Tell me, Sirrah, but tell me true, I charge you, Not fearing the Displeasure of your Master; Which on your just Proceeding I'll keep off, By him, and by this Woman here, what know you?
Par. So please your Majesty, my Master hath been an honourable Gentleman. Tricks he hath had in him, which Gentlemen have.
King. Come, come, to the purpose; Did he love this Woman?
Par. 'Faith, Sir, he did love her, but how !
Par. He did love her, Sir, as a Gentleman loves a Woman.
King. How is that?
King. As thou art a Knave, and no Knave; what an equivocal Companion is this?
Par. I am a poor Man, and at your Majesty's Command.
Laf. He's a good Drum, my Lord, but a naughty O. rator.
Dia. Do you know he promisd me Marriage?
Par. Yes, so please your Majesty. I did go between them, as I said ; but more than that, he lov'd her: For, indeed, he was mad for her, and talk'd of Sathan, and of Limbo, and of Furies, and I know not what; yet I was in that Credit with them at that time, that I knew of their going to Bed, and of other Motions, as promising her Marriage, and things that would derive me ill will to speak of; therefore I will not speak what I know.
King. Thou hast spoken all already, unless thou canst say they are married; but thou art too fine in thy Evidence; therefore stand aside. This Ring, you say, was yours?
Dia. Ay, my good Lord.
King. If it were yours by none of all these ways,
Dia. I never gave it him.
Laf. This Woman's an easie Glove, my Lord, she goes off and on at pleasure.
King. This Ring was mine, I gave it his firft Wife.
Dia. I'll never tell you.
Dia. Because he's guilty, and he is not guilty;
99 ben King. She does abuse our Ears, to Prison with her. het Dia. Good Mother, fetch my Bail. Stay, Royal, Sir, Sacher The Jeweller that owes the Ring is sent for,
And he shall surety me. But for this Lord, (To Bert. that Th Who hath abus'd me, as he knows himself, s promi Tho yet he never harm'd me, here I quit him. e ill w He knows himself my Bed he hath defild, F. And at that time he got his Wife with Child; Du cant Dead tho' she be, she feels her young one kick: Eviders So there's my Riddle, one that's dead is quick. yours? And now behold the meaning.
Enter Helena and Widow.
Hel. No, my good Lord,
Ber. Both, both, o pardon.
Hel. Oh, my good Lord, when I was like this Maid,
I found you wondrous kind, there is your Ring, . he gre And look you, here's your Letter : This it says,
When from my Finger you can get this Ring, fe. And are by me with Child, &c. This is done.
Will you be mine, now you are doubly won?
Ber. If the, my Liege, can make me know this clearly,
Hel. If it appear not plain, and prove untrue,
Laf. Mine Eyes (mell Onions, I shall weep anon:
King. Let us from point to point this Story know,
Of that and all the Progress more and less,
1 All is well ended, if his Suit be won,