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Par. 'Tis not his fault; the spark

With one, that, in her ses, her years, profession, 3 Lord,

O, 'tis brave wars ! | Wisdom, and constancy, hath amaz'd me more Par. Most adınirable: I have seen those wars. Than I dare blame my weakness : Will you see her

Ber. I am commanded here, and kept a coil with ; (For that is her demand) and know her business? Too young, and the neat year, and 'tis toa early. That done, laugh well at me. Par. An thy mind stand to it, boy, steal away King.

Now, good Lafeu, bravely.

Bring in the admiration ; that we with thee Ber. I shall stay here the forekorse to a smock, May spend our wonder too, or take off thine, Creaking my shoes on the plain masonry,

By wondering how thou took'st it. Till honour be bought up, and no sword worn,


Nay, I'll fit you, But one to dance with! by beaven, I'll steal away. And not be all day neither.

[Exit Lafeu. 1 Lord. There's honour in the theft.

King. Thus he his special nothing ever prologues. l'ar. Commit it, count.

Re-enter Lafen, with Helena. > Lord. I am your accessary; and so farewell. Laf. Nay, come your ways. Ber. I grow to you, and our parting is a tortured King. This haste hath wings indeed. body.

Laf. Nay, come your ways; i Lord. Farewell, captain.

This is his majesty, say your mind to him: 2 Lord. Sweet monsieur Parolles !

A traitor you do look like ; but such traitors Par. Noble heroes, my sword and yours are kin. His majesty seldom fears: I am Cressid's uncle, Good sparks and lustrous, a word, good metals : That dare leave two together; fare you well. [Exit. You shall find in the regiment of the Spinii, one cap King. Now, fair one, does your business follow us? tain Spurio, with his cicatrice, an emblem of war, Hel. Ay, my good lord. Gerard de Narbon was here on his sinister cheek; it was this very sword en. My father; in what he did profess, well found. trenched it: say to him, I live ; and observe his re King. I knew him. ports for me.

Hel. The rather will I spare my praises towards him: 2 Lord. We shall, noble captain.

Knowing him, is enough. On his bed of death Par. Mars dote on you for his novices !

Many receipts he gave me; chiefly one,

[Exeunt Lords. Which, as the dearest issue of his practice, What will you do?

And of his old experience the only darling, Ber. Stay; the king

(Secing him rise. He bnde me store up, as a triple eye, Par. Use a more spacious ceremony to the noble Safer than mine own two, more dear; I have so: lords ; you have restrained yourself within the list of And, hearing your high ma jesty is touch'd too cold an adieu : be more expressive to them ; for With that malignant cause wherein the honour they wear themselves in the cap of the time, there, do of my dear father's gift stands chief in power, muster true gait, eat, speak, and move under the in I come to tender it, and my appliance, Auence of the most reecived star; and though the With all bound humbleness. devil lead the measure, such are to be followed: after King.

We thank you, maiden ; them, and take a more dilated farewell.

But may not be so credulous of cure,
Ber. And I will do so.

When our most learned doctors leave us; and
Par. Worthy fellows; and like to prove most sin. The congregated college have concluded,
ewy sword-men. [Exeunt Bert, and Parolles. That labouring art ean never ransome nature
Enter Lafeu.

From her inaidable estaæ,-I say we must not Laf. Pardon, my lord, (Kneeling.] for me and for So stain our judgement, or corrupt our hope. my tidings.

To prostitute our past-cure malady king. I'll fee thee to stand up.

To empirics; or to dissever so Laf:

Then here's a man Our great self and our credit, to esteem Stands, that has brought his pardon. I would, you A senseless help, when help past sense we deem. Had kneeld, my lor, to ask me mercy; and

Hel. My duty then shall pay me for my pains: Tbat, at my bidding, you could so stand up.

I will no more enforce mine office on you ;
King. I would I had; so I had broke thy pate, Humbly entreating from your royal thoughts
And ask'd thee mercy fort.

A modest one, to bear me back again.
Good faith, across:

King. I cannot give thee less, to be called grateful But, iny good lord, 'tis thus; will you be curd Thou thought'st to help me; and such thanks I give of your infirmity?

As one near death to those that wish him live :

But, what at full I know, thou know'st no part; Laf: 0, will you eat

I knowing all my peril, thou no art. No grapes, my royal for? Yes, but you will,

Het. What I can do, can do no hurt to try, Aly nuble grapes, an if my royal fox

Since you set up your rest 'gainst remedy: Coild rrach them: I have seen a medicine,

He that of greatest works is finisher, That's able to breathe file into a stone;

Oft does them by the weakest minister: Quicken a rock, and make you dance canary,

So holy writ in babes liath judgement show!, With spritely fire and notion; whose simple touch

When judges have been babes. Great floods bare flow Is powerful to araisc king Pepin, nay,

From simple sources ; and great seas have dried, 'To give great Charlemain a pen in his hand,

When iniracles hare by the greatest been desiedl. Ad write to bcr a love-line.

Oft expectation fails, and most oft there king. What her is this?

Where most it promises ; and oft it bits, Lef. Whs, doctor she: My lord, there's one arrivi, where hope is coldest, and despair most sits. I! you will ser barr, -now, by my faith and honour, King. I must not hear thee; fare thee well, Lir li seriously I inay comey iny thoughts

mail; In this Day la ll deliverance, I have spoke

Tły pains, not us'd, must by thyself be paid :


froffers, not took, reap thanks for their reward. SCENE II.-Rousillon. 1 Room in the Countcss's Hel. Inspired merit so by breath is barrid :

Palace. Enter Countess and Clown. It is not so with him that all things knows,

Count. Come on, sir ; I shall now put you to the As 'tis with us that square our guess by shews :

height of your breeding. But most it is presumption in us, when

Clo. I will show myself highly fed, and lowly taught : The help of heaven we count the act of men.

I know my business is but to the court. Dear sir, to my endeavours give consent ;

Count. To the court! why, what place make you Of heaven, not me, make an experiment.

special, when you put off that with such contempt ? I am not an impostor, that prociaim

But to the court ! Myulf against the level of mine aim ;

Clo. Truly, madam, if God have lent a man any But know I think, and think I know most sure, manners, he may easily put it off at court: he that My art is not past power, nor you past cure. cannot make a leg, put off's cap, kiss his hand, and say

King. Art thou so confident ? Within what space nothing, has neither leg, hands, lip, nor cap; and, in Hop'st thou my cure ?

deed, such a fellow, to say precisely, were not for the Hel.

The greatest grace lending grace, court : but, for me, I have an answer will serve all Ere twice the horses of the sun shall bring Their fiery torcher his diurnal ring;

Count. Mairy, that's a bountiful answer, that fits all Ere twice in murk and occidental damp

questions. Moist Hesperus hath quench'd his sleepy lamp ; Clo. It is like a barber's chair, that fits all buttocks ; Or four and twenty times the pilot's glass

the pin-buttock, the quateh-buttock, the brawn-butHath told the thieviska minutes how they pass ;

tock, or any buttock. What is infirm from your sound parts shall fly,

Count. Will your answer serve fit to all questions? Health shall live free, and sickness freely die.

Clo. As fit as ten groats is for the hand of an attor King. Upon thy certainty and confidence,

ney, as the French crown for your taffaty punk, as What dar'at thou venture ?

Tib's rush for Tom's fore-finger, as a pancake for Hel. Tax of impudence

Shrove-Tuesday, a morris for May-day, as the nail to A strumpet's boldness, a divulged shame,

his hole, the cuckold to his horn, as a scolding quean Tradee'd by odious ballads; my maiden's name

to a wrangling knave, as the nun's lip to the friar's Seard otherwise ; no worse of worst extended,

mouth ; nay, as the pudding to his skin. With vilest torture let my life be ended.

Count. Have you, I say, an answer of such fitness King. Methinks, in thee some blessed spirit doth || for all questions? speak;

Clo. From below your duke, to beneath your constailis powerful sound, within an organ weak :

ble, it will fit any question. And what impossibility would slay

Count. It must be an answer of most monstrous In eorumon sense, sense saves another way.

size, that must fit all demands. Thy life is dear; for all, that life can rate

Clo. But a trifle neither, in good faith, if the learned Worth name of life, in the lath estimate ;

should speak truth of it: here it is, and all that beYouth, beauty, wisdom, courage, virtue, all

longs to't : Ask me, if I am a courtier; it shall do you That trappiness and prime can happy call :

no barm to learn. Thon this to hazard, needs must intimate

Count. To be young again, if we could: I will be a Skill infinite, or monstrous desperate.

fool in question, hoping to be the wiser by your answer. Sweet practiser, thy physie I will try;

I pray you, sir, are you a courtier ? That ministers thine own death, if I die.

Clo. O Lord, sir, There's a simple putting off ; Hel. If I break time, or filinch in property

-more, more, a hundred of them. Ofslæt I spoke, unpitie let me die ;

Count. Sir, I am a poor friend of yours, that loves yoti. And sell deservd : Not helping, death's my fee; Clo. O Lord, sir, --Thick, thick, spare not me. Bat, if I help, what do you promise me?

Count. I think, sir, you can eat none of this homely King. Make eby demand.

But will you make it even ? Clo. O Lord, sir,-Nay, put me to't, I warrant you. King, Ay, by my sceptre, and my hopes of heaven. Count. You were lately whipped, sir, as I think. Hel. Then shalt thou give me, with thy kingly hand, Clo. O Lort, sir,Spare not me. Wat kustand in thy power I will command : Count. Do you cry, O Lord, sir, at your whipping, Exempted be from me the arrogance

and spare not me? indeed, your O Lord, sir, is very To choose from forth the royal blood of France ;

sequent to your whipping ; you would answer very Wy low and humble name to propagate

well to a whipping, if you were but bound to’t. With any branch or image of thy state :

Clo. I ne'er had worse luck in my life, in my--O Lord, But such a one, thy vassal, whom I know

sir : I see, things may serve long, but not serve ever. k free for me to ask, thee te bestow.

Count. I play the noble honse wife with the time, to King. Here is my hand ; the premises observed, entertain it so merrily with a fool. Thy will by my performance shall be serv'd;

Clo. O Lord, sir-why, there't serves well again. So inake the choice of thy own time; for I,

Count. An end, sir, to your business: Give Helen this, Thry resolv' patient, on thee still rely.

And urge her to a present answer back :
Vare dould I question thee, and more I must: Commend me to my kinsmen, and my son ;
Theagh, more to know, could not be more to trust; This is not much.
Fran whence thou cam’st, how tended on-But rest Clo. Not much commendation to them,
Cnquestion'd welcome, and andoubted blest.

Count. Not much employment for you : You under
-Give me some help here, ho !--If thou proceed stand me?
As high as word, my deed shall match thy deed. Clo. Most fruitfully; I ain there before my legs.

[Flourish. E.xunt. Count. Haste you again. (Excunt eeterally.


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SCENE 111.--Paris. A Room in the King's Palace. Hel. Gentlemen,
Enter Bertram, Lafeu, and Parolles. Heav'n hath, through me, restor'd the king to liealth.

All. We understand it, and thank heaven for you. Laf. They say, miracles are past; and we have our

Hel. I am a simple maid ; and therein wealthiest, philosophical persons, to make modern and familiar things, supernatural and causeless. Hence is it, that

That, I protest, I simply am a maid:

Please it your majesty, I have done already: we make trifles of terrors ; ensconcing ourselves into

The blushes in my cheeks thus whisper me, seeming knowledge, when we should subinit ourselves

We blush, that thou should st choose; but, be refust, to an unknown fear.

Let the white death sit on, thy cheek forever ; Par. Why, 'tis the rarest argument of wonder, that

We'll ne'er come there again. hath shot out in our latter times.


Make choice; and, see, Ber. And so 'uis.

Who shuns thy lore, shuns all his love in me Laj. To be relinquished of the artists,

Hel. Now, Dian, from thy altar do I fly;
Par. So I say : both of Galen and Paracelsus.

And to imperial Love, that god most high,
Laj. Of all the learned and authentic fellows,
Par. Right, so I say.

Do my sighs stream.-Sir, will you hear my suit?

i Lord. And grant it. Laf. That gave him out incurable,

Hel. Par. Why, there 'tis ; so say I too.

Thanks, sir ; all the rest is mute. Laf. Not to be helped,

Laf. I had rather be in this choice, than throw amese Par. Right: as 'twere, a man assured of an

ace for my life.

Hel. The honour, sir, that flames in your fair eyes, Laf. Uncertain life, and sure death,

Before I speak, too threateningly replies: Par, Just, you say well; so would I have said.

Love make your fortunes twenty times above Laf. I may truly say, it is a novelty to the world.

Her that so wishes, and her humble love! Par. It is, indeed : if you will have it in showing,

2 Lord. No better, if you please. you shall read it in,- What do you call there?


My wish receive, Laf. A showing of a heavenly efect in an earthly

Which great love grant! and so I take my leave. actor. Par. That's it I would have said ; the very same.

Laf. Do all they deny her? An they were sons of Laf. Why, your dolphin is not lustier : 'fore me I

mine, I'd have them whipped; or I would send them speak in respect

to the Turk, to make eunuchs of. Par. Nay, 'tis strange, 'tis very strange, that is the

Hel. Be not afraid (To a Lord.] that I your hand brief and the tedious of it ; and he is of a most facino

should take; rous spirit, that will not acknowledge it to be the

I'll never do you wrong for your own sake : Lar. Very hand of heaven.

Blessing upon your vows ! and in your bed Par. Ay, so I say.

Find fairer fortune, if you ever wed! Laf. In a most weak

Lof. These boys are boys of ice, they'll none have

ber: Par. And debile minister, great power, great tran

sure, they are bastards to the English ; the scendence : which should, indeed, give us a further

French ne'er got them. Use to be made, than alone the recovery of the king,

Hel. You are too young, too happy, and too good,

To make yourself a son out of my blood. as to be

4 Lord, Fair one, I think not so. Laj. Generally thankful

Lof. There's one grape yet,- I am sure, thy father Enter King, Helena, and Attendants.

drank wine.—But if thou be'st not an ass, I am a youth Par. I would have said it ; you say well : Here

of fourteen ; I have known thee already. comes the king.

Hel. I dare not say, I take you ; [To Ber.] but I give Laf. Lustick, as the Dutchman says: I'll like a maid Me, and my service, ever whilst I live, the better, whilst I have a tooth in my head : Why, Into your guiding power. This is the man. he's able to lead her a coranto.

King. Why then, young Bertram, take her, she's Par. Mort du Vinaigre ! Is not this Helen?

thy wife. Laf. 'Fore God. I think so.

Ber. My wife, my liege? I shall beseech your highKing. Go, call before me all the lords in court.


[Erit an attendant. In such a business give me leave to use Sit, my preserver, by thy patient's side ;

The help of mine own eyes. And with this healthful hand, whose banish'd sense King.

Know'st thou not, Bertran, 'Thou hast repeald, a second time receive

What she has done for me? The confirmation of my promis'd gift,


Yes, my good lord ; Which but attends thy naming.

But never hope to know why I should marry her. Enter several Lords.

King. Thou know'st, she has raisd me from my Fair maid, send forth thine eye : this youthful parcel

sich ly bed.

Ber. But follows it, my lord, to bring me down Of noble bachelors stand at my bestowing,

Must answer for your raising? I know her well; O'er whom both sovereign power and father's voice

She had her breeding at my father's charge :
I have to use: thy frank election uke;
Thou hast power to choose, and they pone to forsake.

A poor physician's daughter my wife !-Disdain

Rather corrupt me ever! Hel. To each of you one fair and virtuous mistress

King. 'Tis only title tbou disdaiu'st in her, the Fall, when love please !-marry, to each, but one !

which Laf. I'd give bay Curtal, and his furniture,

I can build up. Strange is it, that our bloods, My mouth do more were broken than these boys',

Of colour, weight, and heat, pour'd all together, And writ as little beard.

Would quite confound distinction, yet stand off King. Pcruse them well:

In differences so mighty: If she be Not olke of those, but had a noble father.

All that is virtuous, (save what thou dislik'st,

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

Laf. Ay; Is it not a language, I speak ? Of virtue for the name: but do not so:

Par. A most harsh one; and not to be understood From lowest place when virtuous things proceed, without bloody succeeding. My master ? The place is dignify'd by the doer's deed :

Laf. Are you companion to the count Rousillon? Where great additions swell, and virtue none,

Par. To any count; to all couns; to what is man. It is a dropsied honour : good alone

Laf. To wliat is count's nian ; count's master is of Is good, without a name; vileness is so:

another style. The property by what it is should go,

Par, You are too old, sir; let it satisfy you, you Not by the title. She is young, wise, fair ;

are too old. In these to nature she's immediate heir ;

Laf. I must tell thee, sirrah, I write man; to which And these breed honour: that is honour's scorn, title age cannot bring thee. Which challenges itself as honour's born,

Par. What I dare too well do, I dare not do. And is not like the sire : Honours best thrive,

Laf. I did think thee, for two ordinaries, to be a Wien rather from our acts we them derive

pretty wise fellow; thou didst make tolerable vent of Than our fore-goers: the mere word's a slave, thy travel; it might pass : yet the scarfs, and the bar Debauend on every tomb; on every grave,

nerets, about thee, did manifoldly dissuade me from A lying trophy, and as oft is dumb,

believing thee a vessel of too great a burden. I have Where dust, and damn d oblivion, is the tomb now found thee; when I lose thee again, I care not: Of honourd bopes indeed. What should be said ? yet art thou good for nothing but taking up; and If thou canst like this creature as a maid,

that thou art scarce worth. I can create the rest : virtue, and she,

Par. Hadst thou not the privilege of antiquity upon Is her own dower ; honour, and wealth, from me. thee,

Ber. I cannot love her, nor will strive to do't. Laf. Do not plunge thyself too farin anger, lest thou King. Thou wrong`st thyself, if thou should'st strive hasten thy trial; which if-Lord have mercy on thee to choose.

for a hen! So, my good window of lattice, fare thue Hel. That you are well restor'd, my lord, I am glad: | well; thy casement I need not open, for I look through Let the rest go.

thee. Give me thy hand. King. My honour's at the stake ; which to defeat, Par. My lord, you give me most egregious indig I most produce my power: Here, take her hand, nity. Proud scornful boy, unworthy this good gift;

Laf. Ay, with all my heart; and thou art worthy That dost in vile misprision shackle up

of it. My love, and her desert; that canst not dream,

Par. I have not, ny lord, deserved it. We, poizing us in her defective scale,

Laf. Yes, good faith, every dram of it; and I will Shall weigh thee to the beam: that wilt not know, not bate thee a scruple. It is in us to plant thine honour, where

Par. Well, I shall be wiser. We please to have it grow: Check thy contempt:

Laf. E'en as soon as thou canst, for thou hast to pull Obey our will, which travails in thy good :

at a smack o' the contrary. If ever thou be'st bound Believe not thy disdain, but presently

in thy scarf, and beaten, thou shalt find what it is to Do shine oun fortunes that obedient right,

be proud of thy bondage. I have a desire to hold my. Which both thy duty owes, and our power claims ; acquaintance with thee, or rather my knowledge; that Of I will throw thee from my care for ever,

I may say,

in the default, he is a man I know. loto the staggers, and the careless lapse

Par. My lond, you do me most insupportable vexa of yoath and ignorance; both my revenge and hate, tion. Lossing upon thee in the name of justice,

Laf. I would it were hell-pains for thy sake, and my Without all terms of pity: Speak; thine answer. poor doing eternal: for doing I am past ; as I will by

Ber. Parlon, my gracious lord; for I submit thee, in what motion age will give me leave. (Exit. My faney to your eyes : When I consides,

Pur. Well, thou hast a son shall take this disgrace What great creation, and what dole of honour, off me; scurvy, old, filthy, scurvy lord !--Well, I must Fler where you bid it, I find, that she, which late be patient; there is no fettering of authority. I'll Was in my nobler thoughts most base, is now beat him, by my life, if I can meet him with any conThe praised of the king; who, so ennubled,

venience, an he were double and double a lord. I'll 11, as 'twere, born so.

have no more pity of his age, than I would have ofKing. Take her by the hand,

I'll beat him, an if I could but meet him again.
And tell her, she is thine: to whom I promise

Re-enter Lafeu.
A comterpoise; if not to thy estate,
A balance more replete.

Laf. Sirrah, your lord and master's married, there's ker. I take her hand.

news for you ; you have a new anistress. King. Good fortune, and the favour of the king, Par. I most unfeigniedly beesecch your lordship to Sriile upon this contract ; whose ceremony

make some reservation of your wrongs: He is my good Slall seem expedient on the now-born brief,

lord : whoin I serve above, is my master. Api be perforind to-right: the solemn feast

Laf: Who? God? Shall more attend upon the coming space,

Par. Ay, sir. Expaeuing absent friends. As thou lov'st her,

Loaf: The devil it is, that's thy master. Why dost Tay love's to me religious ; else, dous err.

thou garter up thy arms o' this fashion ? dost make (Exè. King, Bert. Hel. Lords, and Attendants. huse of thy sleeves ? do other servants so ? Thou wert Laf. Do you hear, monsieur ? a word with you. best set thy lower part where thy nose stands. By Per. Your pleasure, sir?

mine honour, if I were but two hours younger, I'd beat Lef. Your lord and master did well to make his re thee: medioks, thou art a general offence, and every antation.

man sliould beat thee. I think, thou wast created for Par. Recantation :- My lord ? my master? men w breathe thróselves upon tice.

Par. This is hard and andeserved measure, my lord. p keep them on, have them still..0, my knave! How

Lef. Go to, sir ; you were beaten in Italy for pick does my old lady? ing a kernel out of a pomegranate ; you are a vaga Clo. So that you had her wrinkles, and I her money, bord, and no trae traveller : you are more sauey with I would she did as you say. lords, and honourable personages, than the heraldry of Par. Why, I say nothing. your birth and virtue gives you commission. You are Clo. Marry, you are the wiser man; for many a not worth another word, else I'd call you knave. Il man's tongue shakes out his master's undoing : To leave you.

[Exit. | say nothing, to do nothing, to know nothing, and to Enter Bertram.

have nothing, is to be a great part of your title ; which Par. Good, very good; it is so then.-Good, very is within a very little of nothing. good ; let it be concealed a while.

Par. Away, thou’rt a koave. Ber. Undone, and forfeited to cares forever!

Clo. You should have said, sir, before a knave thou Par. What is the matter, sweet heart?

art a knare ; that is, before me thou art a knave; this Ber. Although before the solemın priest I have sworn, had been truth, sir. I will not bed her.

Par. Go to, thou art a witty fool, I have found thee, Par. What? what, sweet heart?

Clo. Did you find me in yourself, sir? or were you Ber. O my Parolles, they have married me: taught to find me? The search, sir, was profitable ; I'll to the Tuscan wars, and never bed her.

and much fool may yon find in you, even to the world's Par. France is a dog-hole, and it no more merits pleasure, and the increase of laughter. The tread of a man's foot: to the wars !

Par. A good knave, i'faith, and well fed. Ber. There's letters from my mother: what the im- Madam, my lord will go away to-night ; port is,

A very serious business calls on him. I know not yet.

The great prerogative and rite of love, Pur. Ay, that would be known: To the wars, my | Which, as your due, time claims, he does acknowledge ; boy, to the wars!

But puts it off by a compell'd restraint ; He wears his honour in a box unseen,

Whose want, and whose delay, is strewed with sweets, That hugs his kicksy-wicksy here at home;

Which they distil now in the curbed time, Spending his manly marrow in her arms,

To make the coming hour o'erflow with joy, Which should sustain the bound and high curvet And pleasure drown the brim. of Mars's fiery steed: To other regions !


What's his will else? France is a stable ; we that dwell in't, jades;

Par. That you will take your instant leave o' the Therefore, to the war!

king, Ber. It shall be so ; 1'll send her to my louse, And make this haste as your own good proceeding, Acquaint my mother with my hate to her,

Strengthend with what apology you think And wherefore I am fled : write to the king

May make it probable need. That which I durst not speak : His present gift


What more commands he! Shall furnish me to those Italian fields,

Par. That, having this obtain'd, you presently Where noble fellows strike : War is no strife

Attend his further pleasure. "To the dark house, and the detested wife.

Hel. In every thing I wait upon his will. Par. Will this capricio hold in thee, art sure ? Par. I shall report it so.

Ber. Go with me to my chamber, and advise me. Hel. I pray you.-Come, sirrah. [Exeunt I'll send her straight away: Tomorrow

SCENE V.- Another Room in the same. Enter Lafeu I'll to the wars, she to her single sorrow.

and Bertram. Par. Why, these balls bound; there's noise in it'Tis hard ;

Laf. But, I hope, your lordship thinks not him a

soldier? A yonng man, married, is a man that's marrd : Therefore away, and leave her bravely; go :

Ber. Yes, my lord, and of very valiant approof. The king has done you wrong ; but, hush ! 'tis so.

Laf. You have it from his own deliverance.

Ber. And by other warranted testimony. (E.reunt.

Laf. Then my dial goes not true; I took this lark SCENE IV.-The same. Another Room in the same. for a bunting. Enter Helena and Clown.

Ber. I do assure you, my lord, he is very great in

knowledge, and accordingly valiant. Hel. My mother greets me kindly : Is she well?

Laf. I have then sinned against his experience, and Clo. She is not well; but yet she has her health : she's very merry; but yet she is not well : but thanks transgressed against his valour ; and my state that

way is dangerous, since I cannot yet find in my heart be given, she's very well, and wants nothing i' the

to repent. Here he comes ; I pray you, make us world ; but yet she is not well.

friends, I will pursue the amity. Hel. If she be very well, what does she ail, that she's

Enter Parolles. not very well? Clo. Truly, she's very well, indeed, but for two things.

Par. These things shall be done, sir. Hel. What two things ?

Laf. Pray you, sir, who's his tailor? Clo. One, that she's not in heaven, whither God send

Pur. Sir? hier quickly! the other, that she's in earth, from whence

Laf. 0, I know him well: Ay, sir ; he, sir, is a good God send her quickly!

workman, a very good tailor,
Ber. Is she gone to the king?

[Aside to Par. Eriser Parolles.

Par, She is. Par. Bless you, my fortunate ladly !

Ber. Will she away to-night? Hel. I hope, sir, I have your good will to have mine Par. As you'll have her. own good fortunes.

<Ber. I have writ my letters, casketed my treasure, Par. You had my prayers to lead them on ; and to Given order for our horses; and tonight,

(To Bert.

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