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Then I confefs. Here on my knee before high heaven kyou.
Published by F.& C. Rivington London Ap?30.1803 .
If it be so, you have wound a goodly clue;
Good madam, pardon me!
Your pardon, noble mistress !
Do not you love him, madam ?
Then, I confess,
i- captious and intenible sieve,] Dr. Farmer supposes captions to be a contraction of capacious.
Mr. Malone thinks it means recipient, capable of receiving what is put into it; and by intenible, incapable of holding or retaining it.
* And lack not to lose still :1 Helena means to say, that, like a person who pours water into a vessel full of holes, and still continues his employment, though he finds the water all lost, and the vessel empty ; so, though she finds that the waters of her love are still lost, that her affection is thrown away on an object whom she thinks she never can deserve, she yet is not discouraged, but perseveres in her hopeless endeavour to accomplish her wishes,
Religious in mine error, I adore
Count. Had you not lately an intent, speak truly, To go to Paris ;
Hel. Madam, I had.
Wherefore ? tell true.
like, lives that her seamna to lose;
3 Whose aged honour cites a virtuous youth,] i. e. whose re. spectable conduct in age shows, or proves, that you were no less virtuous when young. * Wish chastly, and love dearly, that your Dian
Was both herself and love;] i. e. Venus. Helena means to say—“ If ever you wished that the deity who presides over chas. tity, and the queen of amorous rites, were one and the same person ; or, in other words, if ever you wished for the honest and lawful completion of your chaste desires.”
notes, whose faculties inclusive -] Receipts in which greatér virtues were inclosed than appeared to observation.
The king is render'd lost.
This was your motive For Paris, was it? speak.
Hel. My lord your son made me to think of this; Else Paris, and the medicine, and the king, Had, from the conversation of my thoughts, Haply, been absent then. Count.
But think you, Helen, If you should tender your supposed aid, He would receive it? He and his physicians Are of a mind; he, that they cannot help him, They, that they cannot help: How shall they credit A poor unlearned virgin, when the schools, Embowell’dø of their doctrine, have left off The danger to itself? Hel.
There's something hints, More than my father's skill, which was the greatest Of his profession, that his good receipt Shall, for my legacy, be sanctified
Dost thou believ't?
and love, Means, and attendants, and my loving greetings' To those of mine in court ; I'll stay at home, And pray God's blessing into thy attempt: Be gone to-morrow; and be sure of this, What I can help thee to, thou shalt not miss.
• Embowelld of their doctrine,) i. e. exhausted of their skill.