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Moth. By my penny of observation.
Moth. No, master; the hobby-horse is but a colt, and your love, perhaps, a hackney. But have you forgot your love?
Arm. Almost I had.
I will prove.
Arm. What wilt thou prove ?
Moth. A man, if I live: and this, by, in, and without, upon the instant: By heart you love her, because your heart cannot come by her: in heart you love her, because your heart is in love with her; and out of heart you love her, being out of heart that you cannot enjoy her. Arm. I am all these three.
Moth. And three times as much more, and yet nothing at all!
Arm. Fetch hither the swain; he must carry me a letter.
Moth. A message well sympathised; a horse te be embassador for an ass!
Arm. Ha, ba! what sayest thou?
Moth. Marry, sir, you must send the ass upon the horse, for he is very slow-gaited: But I go. Arm. The way is but short; away, Moth. As swift as lead, sir.
Arm. T'hy meaning, pretty ingenious? Is not lead a metal heavy, dull, and slow? Moth. Minimé, honest master; or rather, master,
no. Arm. I say, lead it slow. Bloth.
You are too swift", sir, to say so;
• Quick, ready.
Moth. I will add the envoy
Is that lead slow which is fir'd from a gun?
Arm. Sweet smoke of rhetorick!
Thump then, and I fee.
[Erit. Arm. A most acute juvenal; voluble and free of
Re-enter Moth and Costard.
in a shin.
l'envoyt;--begin. Cost. No egma, no riddle, no l'envoy; no salve in the mail, sir: 0, sir, plaintain, a plain plaintaia; no l'envoy, no l'envoy, no salve, sir, but a plantain !
Arm. By virtue, thou enforcest laughter; thy silly thought, my spleen; the heaving of my lungs provokes me to ridiculous smiling : 0, pardon me, my stars!
Doth the inconsiderate take salve for l'envoy, and the word, l'endoy, for a salve?
Moth. Do the wise think them other? is not l'envoy a salve? Arm. No, page: it is an epilogue or discourse
to make plain Some obscure precedence that hath tofore been said. I will example it:
The fox, the ape, and the humble-bee,
Were still at odds, being but three. There's the moral: Now the l'envoy.
. A head.
+ An old French term for concluding verses, which served either to convey the moral, or to address the poem to some person.
Arm. The fox, the ape, and the
Were still at odds, being but !
And stay'd the odds by adding -
The fox, the ape, and the hum
Staying the odds by adding fo-
Arm. But tell me; hor
Moth. I will tell you sen
Cost, Thou hast po feeli
Arm. We will talk no mo
Arq. Sirrali Costard, I w
Moth. I will add the l'envoy: again. Arm. The fox, the ape, and the hu
Were still at odds, being but thre Moth. Until the goose came out of
And stay'd the odds by adding four Now will I begin your moral, and a with my l'endoy.
The fox, the ape, and the humble
Were still at odds, being but three
Staying the odds by adding four.
loose: Let me see a fat l'envoy; ay, that's a Arm. Come hither, come hither:
argument begin? Moth. By saying that a Costard w
shin. Then callid
for the l'envoy. Cost. True, and I for a plantain; T
argument in ;
Arm. But tell me; how was th broken in a shin?
Moth. I will tell you sensibly.
Cost, Thou hast no feeling of it,
Arm. We will talk no more of this
Biron. O, this afternoon,
Cost. I will come to your
Cost. O, marry me to one Frances :- I smell some l'envoy, some goose, in this.
Arm. By my sweet soul, I mean, setting thee at liberty, enfreedoming thy person; thou wert immur. ed, restrained, captivated, bouud.
Cost. True, true; and now you will be my purgao tion, and let me loose.
Arm. I give thee thy liberty, set thee from darance; and, in lieu thereof, impose on thee nothing but this : Bear this significant to the country maid Jaquenetta : there is remuneration ; (Giving him money.) for the best ward of mine honour, is, rewarding my dependents. Moth, follow.
Moth. Like the sequel, 1.-signior Costard, adieu. Cost. My sweet ounce of man's Acsh! my incony*
Jew!Now will I look to his remuneration. Remunera. tion! o, that's the Latin word for three farthings: three farthings remuneration. What's the price of this inkle? a penny :-No, I'll give you a remu. neration : why, it carries it. Remuneration !-- why, it is a fairer name than French crown. I will never buy and sell out of this word.
Biron. It must be done this
Biron. O, my good knave Costard! exceedingly well met.
Cost. Pray you, sir, how much carnation ribbon may a man by for a remuneration.
Biron. What is a remuneration?
biron. O, stay, slave; I must employ thee : As thou wilt win my favour, good my knave, po one thing for me that I shall entreat.
Cost. When would you have it done, sir?
Cost. Guerdon-- sweet remuneration; eleven-pence sweet guerdon!
I will do it don--remuneration.
Biron. O!-And I, forst have been love's whip; A very beadle to a humorou A critick; nay, a night-watc A domineering pedant o'er Than whom no mortal som This whimpledi, whining, p This seuior-junior, giant-dw Regent of love-rhymes, lor The anointed sovereign of Liege of all loiterers and Dread prince of placketst, Sole imperator, and great ge of trotting paritors|0 my And I to be a corporal of his
• Reward. With the
The officers of the spiri tations,
Biron. O, this afternoon.
Cost. I will come to your worsh morning.
Biron. It must be done this afte
(Gives Cost. Guerdon, O sweet guerdon! remuneration; eleven-pence farthing sweet guerdon !-I will do it, sir, in p don-remuneration.
Biron. 0!--And I, forsooth, in lo
# Reward. + With the utmost ex | Hooded, veiled,
♡ Petticoat || The officers of the spiritual courts i tations,