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secrets of your army, and made such pestiferous reports of men very nobly held, can serve the world for no very honest use; therefore you must die. Come, 'headsman, off with his head. Par. O Lord, fir; let me live, or let me fee my

death! Inter. That shall you, and take your leave of all your friends.

[Unbinding bim. So, look about

you;

Know Ber. Good.morrow, noble captain. 2 Lord. God bless you, captain Parolles. i Lord. God save you, noble captain.

2 Lord. Captain, what greeting will you to my lord Lafeu? I am for France.

i Lord. Good captain, will you give me a copy of that same fonnet you writ to Diana in behalf of the count Roufillon ? an I were not a very coward, I'd compel it of you; but fare you well.

[Exeunt. Inter. You are undone, captain ; all but your scarf, that has a knot on't yet.

Par. Who cannot be crush'd with a plot ?

Inter. If you could find out a country where but women were that had received so much shame, you might begin an impudent nation. Fare you well, fir; I am for France too; we shall speak of you

there.

[Exit. Par. Yet am I thankful : if my heart were great, 'Twould burst at this : Captain, l'il be no more ; But I will eat and drink, and Neep as soft As captain shall : simply the thing I am Shall make me live. Who knows himself a braggart, Let him fear this; for it will come to pass, That every braggart shall be found an ass. Rust, sword ! cool, blushes! and, Parolles, live Safest in shame! being fool'd, by foolery thrive! There's place, and means, for every man alive. l'll after them.

[Exit. beadsman)-executioner.

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Hel. That you may well perceive I have not wrong'd

you,
One of the greatest in the Christian world
Shall be my surety; 'fore whose throne, 'tis needful,
Ere I can perfect mine intents, to kneel :
Time was, I did him a desired office,
Dear almost as his life; " which gratitude
Through Ainty Tartar's bofom would peep forth,
And answer, thanks: I duly am inform’d,
His

grace is at Marseilles ; to which place
We have convenient convoy. You must know,
I am supposed dead : the army "breaking,
My husband hies him home; where, heaven aiding,
And by the leave of my good lord the king,
We'll be, before our welcome.

Wid. Gentle madam,
You never had a servant, to whose trust
Your business was more welcome.

Hel. Nor you, mistress,
Ever a friend, whose thoughts more truly labour
To recompence your love; doubt not, but heaven
Hath brought me up to be your daughter's dower,
As it hath fated her to be ° my motive
And helper to a husband. But O strange men!
That can such sweet use make of what they hate,

breaking,]-being disbanded.

which]--for which. motive)-assistant. VOL. II.

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When Pfaucy trusting of the cozen'd thoughts
Defiles the pitchy night! so lust doth play
With what it loaths, 9 for that which is away :
But more of this hereafter :-You, Diana,
Under my poor instructions yet must suffer
Something in my behalf.

Dia. Let death and honesty
Go with your impositions, I am yours
Upon your will to suffer.

Hel. Yer, ' I 'fray you,
But with the word : the time will bring on summer,
When briars shall have leaves as well as thorns,
And be as sweet as sharp. We must away ;
Our waggon is prepar'd, and time revives us :
All's well, that ends well : still the fine's the crown;
Whate'er the course, the end is the renown. [Exeunt.

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S CE N E v.

Roufillon.

Enter Countess, Lafeu, and Clown. Laf. No, no, no, your son was mis-led with a 'snipetaffata fellow there ; whose " villainous faffron would have

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Pfaucy trusting of the cozen'd thoughts)-lascivious conceit of stolen joys.

9 for that ]—mistaking it for that. l'fray you,-But with the word:]-I only frighten you with the word juffir: a short time will usher in our joys.- I pray you.

s time revives us :)-the lucky circumstance of the King's visit at Marseilles, rouses us, incites us to set forward.

Jnipt.taffata fellow]-coxcomb. u villainous faffron)-deep-died vices were enough to infect a whole nation. Yellow Rarch was then much in wear, and safron used in pastry. “ I must have faffron to colour the warden pyes." Winter's TALE, AQ IV, Sc. 2. Cle.

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made all the unbak’d and doughy youth of a nation in his colour : your daughter-in-law had been alive at this hour; and your son here at home, more advanced by the king, than by that "red-tail'd humble-bee I speak of.

Count. I would, I had not known him! it was the death of the most virtuous gentlewoman, that ever nature had praise for creating : if she had partaken of my flesh, and cost me the dearest groans of a mother, I could not have owed her a more rooted love.

Laf. 'Twas a good lady, 'twas a good lady: we may pick a thousand sallads, ere we light on such another herb.

Clo. Indeed, sir, she was the sweet-marjoram of the sallet, or, rather, the herb of

grace. Laf. They are not fallet-herbs, you knave, they are, nose-herbs.

Clo. I am no great Nebuchadnezzar, sir, I have not much skill in grass.

Laf. Whether dost thou profess thyself; a knave, or a fool?

Clo. A fool, fir, at a woman's service, and a knave at a man's.

Laf. Your distinction ?

Clo. I would cozen the man of his wife, and do his service.

Laf. So you were a knave at his service, indeed.

Clo. And I would give his wife * my bauble, sir, to do her service.

Laf. I will subscribe for thee; thou art both knave and fool.

Clo. At your service.

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my bauble,)-a kind of small mace, or truncheon, part of the furniture of a fool.

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Laf. No, no, no.

Clo. Why, sir, if I cannot serve you, I can serve as great a prince as you are.

Laf. Who's that ? a Frenchman ?

Clo. Faith, fir, he has an English name; but his phisnomy is ' more honour'd in France, than there.

Laf. What prince is that?

Clo. The black prince, sir, alias, the prince of darkness; alias, the devil.

Laf. Hold thee, there's my purse: I give thee not this to ? suggest thee from thy master thou talk'st of; serve him still.

Clo. I am a woodland fellow, sir, that always lov'd a great fire; and the master I speak of, ever keeps a good fire. But, a for, he is the prince of the world, let his nobility remain in his court: I am for the house with the narrow gate, which I take to be too little for pomp to enter : fome, that humble themselves, may; but the many

will be too chill and tender ; and they'll be for the flowery way, that leads to the broad gate, and the great fire. .

Laf. Go thy ways, I begin to be a-weary of thee; and I tell thee fo before, because I would not fall out with thee. Go thy ways ; let my horses be well look'd to, without any tricks.

Clo. If I put any tricks upon 'em, fir, they shall be jades' tricks; which are cheir own right by the law of na

(Exit. Laf. A shrewd knave, and an unhappy.

Count. So he is. My lord, that's gone, made himself much sport out of him: by his authority he remains here, which he thinks is a patent for his faucinefs; and, indeed, he has no place, but runs where he will.

y more honour'd]-for its dark complexion, so similar to their ownmore hotter.

2 suggest thee)-seduce thee. fince--sure. b unhappy. ]-unlucky, a wag,

no place, ]-no determinate itation, or office in the family.no pace.

Laf.

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