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Jaq. Fair weather after you !
[Exeunt Dull and Jaquenetta. Arm. Villain, thou shalt fast for thy offence, ere thou be pardoned.
Coft. Well, Sir, I hope, when I do it, I shall do it on a full stomach.
Arm. Thou shalt be heavily punish'd.
Coft. I am more bound to you, than your followers; for they are but lightly rewarded.
Arm. Take away this villain, shut him up.
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.
Coft. Well, if ever I do see the merry days of desolation that I have seen, some shall see.com
Moth. What shall some see?
It is not for prisoners to be 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.
[Exeunt Moth and Costard. 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. Í 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 but-shaft is too hard for Hercules's 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 regar's not ; his disgrace is to be call'd boy; but his glory is to subdue men. Adieu, valour! rust, rapier ! be still, drum ! for your manager is in love ; yea, he loveth. Alift me, fome extemporal god of rhime, for I am sure I shall turn sonneteer. Devise wit, write pen, for I am for whole volumes in folio.
Boyet. N Spirits Madam,, fummon up your deareft
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Before the King of Navarre's palace. Enter the Princess of France, Rosaline, Maria, Catharine, Boyet, Lords, and other attendants.
Like humble-visag'd suitors, his high will.
Boyet. Proud of employment, willingly I go.. [Exit.
Prin. All pride is willing pride, and your's is fo.
Lord. Longaville is one.
Dlar. I knew him, Madam, at a marriage-feast,
Prin. Some merry-mocking Lord, belike; is't fo ?
Prin. Such sort-liv'd wits do wither as they grow.
Cath. The young Dumain, a well-accomplish'd youth,
Rof. Another of these students at that time
And younger hearings are quite ravished;
Prin. God bless my ladies, are they all in love,
Boyet. Navarre had notice of your fair approach;
S C Ε Ν Ε ΙΙ.
Enter the King, Longaville, Dumain, Biron, and at.
tendants. King. Fair Princess, welcome to the court of Navarre.
Prin. Fair I give you back again; and welcome I have not yet : the roof of this court is too high to be your's; and welcome to the wide fields, too base to be mine.
King. You fall be welcome, Madam, to my court, Prin. I will be welcome then; conduct me thither. King. Hear me, dear Lady, I have sworn an oath. Prin. Our Lady help my Lord! he'll be forsworn. King. Not for the world, fair Madam, by my will. Prin. Why, will shall break its will, and nothing else. King. Your Ladyship is ignorant what it is.
Prin. Were my Lord so, his ignorance were wise, Where now his knowledge must prove ignorance. I hear your Grace hath sworn out house-keeping : 'Tis deadly sin to keep that oath, my Lord; Not sin to break it.But pardon me, I am too sudden bold: To teach a teacher ill befeemeth me, Vol. II.
Vouchsafe to read the purpose of my coming,
King. Madam, I will, if suddenly I may.
Prin. You will the sooner, that I were away;
Biron. Did not I dance with you in Brabant once?
King. Madam, your father here doth intimate The payment of a hundred thousand crowns; Being but th’ one half of an entire sum, Disbursed by my father in his wars. But say, that he, or we, as neither have Receiv'd that sum; yet there remains unpaid A hundred thousand more; in surety of the which, One part of Aquitain is bound to us, Although not valu'd to the money's worth : If then the King your father will restore But that one half which is unsatisfy'd, We will give up our right in Aquitain, And hold fair friendship with his Majesty. But that it seems he little purposeth, For here he doth demand to have repaid An hundred thousand crowns, and not demands, On payment of an hundred thousand crowns, To have his title live in Aquitain; Which we much rather had depart withal, And have the money by our father lent, Than Aquitain fo gelded as it is.