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Arm. Most sweet Hercules !—More authority, dear boy, name more ; and, sweet my child, let them be men of good repute and carriage.
Moth. Samson, master: he was a man of good carriage, great carriage ; for he carried the town-gates on his back, like a porter: and he was in love.
Arm. O well-knit Samson! strong-jointed Samson ! I do excel thee in my rapier, as much as thou didst me in carrying gates. . I am in love too.-Who was Samson's love, my dear Moth ?
Moth. A woman, master.
Moth. Of all the four, or the three, or the two ; or one of the four.
Arm. Tell me precisely of what complexion ?
Arm. Green, indeed, is the colour of lovers : but to have a love of that colour, methinks, Samson had small reason for it. He, surely, affected her for her wit.
Moth. It was so, sir ; for she had a green wit.
Moth. Most maculate thoughts, master, are masked under such colours.
Arm. Define, define, well-educated infant.
Arm. Sweet invocation of a child; most pretty, and pathetical ! Moth. If she be made of white and red,
Her faults will ne'er be known;
And fears by pale-white shown :
By this you shall not know;
the same, Which native she doth owe. A dangerous rhyme, master, against the reason of white and red.
Arm. Is there not a ballad, boy, of the King and the Beggar?
Moth. The world was very guilty of such a ballad some three ages since : but, I think, now 'tis not to be Vol. III.
found; or, if it were, it would neither serve for the writing, nor the tune.
Arm. I will have the subject newly writ o'er, that I may example my digression by some mighty precedent. Boy, I do love that country girl, that I took in the park with the rational hind Costard; she deserves well,
Moth. To be whipped ; and yet a better love than my master.
[.Aside. Arm. Sing, boy; my spirit grows heavy in love. Moth. And that's great marvel, loving a light wench. Arm. I say, sing. Moth. Forbear till this company be past.
Enter DuLL, COSTARD, and JAQUENETTA. Dull. Sir, the duke's pleasure is, that you keep Costard safe : and you must let him take no delight, nor no penance ; but a' must fast three days a-week : For this damsel, I must keep her at the park; she is allowed for the day-woman.' Fare you
well. Arm. I do betray myself with blushing.--Maid.
Arm. I will visit thee at the lodge.
Arm. Villain, thou shalt fast for thy offences, ere thou be pardoned.
Cost. Well, sir, I hope, when I do it, I shall do it on a full stomach.
Arm. Thou shalt be heavily punished,
Cost. I am more bound to you, than your fellows, for they are but lightly rewarded.
Arm. Take away this villain ; shut him up. Moth. Come, you transgressing slave ; away. (1) i. e. for the dairy-maid. “ Dairy, says Johnson in bis Dictionary, is derived from day, an old word for milk. In the northern counties of Scotland, a dairymaid is at present termed a day or dey." Edinburgh Magasine, Nov. 1786.
Cost. Let me not be pent up, sir ; I will fast, being loose.
Moth. No, sir ; that were fast and loose : thou shalt to prison.
Cost. Well, if ever I do see the merry days of desolation that I have seen, some shall seem
Moth. What shall some see ?
It is not prisoners to be too silent in their words; and, therefore, I will say nothing : I thank God, I have as little patience as another man ; and, therefore I can be quiet.
[Exe. Moth and Cost. Arm. I do affect the very ground, which is base, where her shoe, which is baser, guided by her foot, which is basest, doth tread. I shall be forsworn, (which is a great argument of falsehood,) if I love : And how can that be true love, which is falsely attempted ? Love is a familiar; love is a devil; there is no evil angel but love. Yet Samson was so tempted ; and he had an excellent strength: yet was Solomon so seduced; and he had a very good wit. Cupid's butt-shaft? is too hard for Hercules' club, and therefore too much odds for a Spaniard's rapier. The first and second cause will not serve my turn; the passado he respects not, the duello he regards not : his disgrace is to be called boy; but his glory is, to subdue men. Adieu, valour! rust, rapier! be still
, drum! for your manager is in love ; yea, he loveth. Assist me some extemporal god of rhyme, for, I am sure, I shall turn sonneteer. Devise, wit; write, pen; for I am for whole volumes in folio. [Exit.
ACT II. SCENE I. —Another part of the same. A Pavilion and Tents
at a distance. Enter the Princess of France, ROSALINE, MARIA, KATHARINE, Boyet, Lords, and other Attendants.
 Butt-shaft-] i. e. an arrow to shoot at butts with. Tbe butt was the placa on which the mark to be shot at was placed. STEEVENS.
(3) See the last act of As you like it, with the notes. JOHNSON,
Yourself, held precious in the world's esteem;
Prin. Good lord Boyet, my beauty, though but mean,
you much willing to be counted wise
Boyet. Proud of employment, willingly I go. [Exit.
1 Lord. Longaville is one.
Mar. I know him, madam ; at a marriage feast,
 Chapman here seems to signify the seller, not, as now commonly, the buyer. Cheap or cheaping was anciently the market; chapman therefore is marketman. The meaning is, that the estimation of beauty depends not on the uttering or proclamation of the seller, but on the eye of the buyer. “JOHNSON.
A man of sovereign parts he is esteemid;
Prin. Some merry mocking lord, belike ; is't so ?
Prin. Such short-liv'd wits do wither as they grow. Who are the rest ?
Kath. The young Dumain, a well-accomplish'd youth,
Ros. Another of these students at that time
Prin. God bless my ladies ! are they all in love ;
Boyet. Navarre had notice of your fair approach ;