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Moth. By my penny of observation.
Arm. But 0,but 0,-
Moth. -the hobby-horse is forgot.
Arm. Callest thou my love, hobby-horse ?

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.
Moth Negligent student ! learn her by heart.
Arm. By heart, and in heart, boy.

Moth. And out of heart, master: all those three 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 to 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

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. Minimè, honest master; or rather, master,

no. Arm. I say, lead it slow. Moth.

You are too swift®, sir, to say so;

• Quick, ready.

Moth. I will add the Tenvoy :

again.

Is that lead slow which is fir'd from a gun?

Arm. Sweet smoke of rhetorick!
He reputes me a cannon; and the bullet, that's he:-
I shoot thee at the swain.
Moth.

Thump then, and I fee.

(Exit. Arm. A most acute juvenal; voluble and free of

grace!
By thy favour, sweet welkin, I must sigh in thy face;
Most rude melancholy, valour give thee place.
My herald is return'd.

Re-enter Moth and Costard.
Moth. A wonder, master; here's a Costard* broken

in a shin.
Arm. Some enigma, some riddle: come,—thy

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'enooy, 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 t'envoy, and the word, l'endoy, for a salve?

Moth. Do the wise think them other? is not l'enooy a salve? Arm. No, page: it is an epilogue or discourse

to make plain Some obscure precedence that hath tofore been sain. 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.

Arm. The fox, the ape, and the

were still at odds, being butt Moth. Until the goose came ou

And stay'd the odds by addiog
Now will I begin your moral, an
with my Cendoy.

The fox, the ape, and the hum
Were still at odds, being but tl
Arm. Until the goose came out

Staying the odds by adding fo
Moth. A good Cendoy, ending
Would you desire more!
Cost. 'The boy bath sold him

that's flat-
Sir, your pennyworth is good, an
To sell a bargain well, is as

loose:
Let me see a fat tentoy; ay,
Arm. Come hither, come

argument begin?
Moth. By saying that a co

sbio.
Then callid you for the l'ent
Cost. True, and I for a pla

argument in;
Then the boy's fat l'envoy

bought;
And he ended the market.

Arm. But tell me; how
broken in a shin?

Moth. I will tell you sen

Cost, 'Thou hast po feeli
speak that lentoy:
1, Costard, running out, tha
Fell over the threshold, and

Arm. We will talk no mo
Cost. Till there be no mor
Arin. Sirrali Costard, I w

. A head.

+ An old French term for concluding verses, which served either to convey the moral, or to address the poem to some person.

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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 d with my l'endoy.

The fox, the ape, and the humble Were still at odds, being but thre Arm. Until the goose came out of • Staying the odds by adding four. • Moth. A good l'envoy, ending in th Would you desire more? Cost. The boy hath sold him a bar

that's flat:Sir, your pennyworth is good, ap your To sell a bargain well, is as cunnin

loose: Let me see a fat l'erivoy; ay, that's a Arm. Come hither, come hither :

argument begin? Moth. By saying that a Costard w

shin. Then call'd you for the l'envoy. Cost. True, and I for a plantain; T

argument in;
Then the boy's fat l'envoy, the go

bought;
And lie ended the market.

Arm. But tell me; how was th broken in a shin?

Moth. I will tell you sensibly.

Cost, Thou hast no feeling of it,
speak that l'envoy:
I, Costard, running out, that was safe
Fell over the threshold, and broke my

Arm. We will talk no more of this
Cost. Till there be no more matter i
Arm. Sirrah Costard, I will enfranc

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Biron. O, this afternoon. Cost. Well, I will do it, sir: Biron. O, thou kpowest not Cost. I shall know, sir, when Biron. Why, villain, thou mu Cost. I will come to your

Cost. 0, marry me to one Trances > smell some l'envoy, some goose, in this.

Arm. By my sweet soul, I mean, setting thee at liberty, enfreedoming thy person; thou wert imniur. ed, restrained, captivated, bouud.

Cost. True, true; and now you will be my purga 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.

Erit. Moth. Like tbe sequel, 1.-Signior Costard, adieu. · Cost. My sweet ounce of man's flesh! my incony Jew!

[Exit Moth. 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.

morning.

Biron. It must be done this slave, it is but this; The princess comes to hunt here Aud in her train there is a gentle When tongues speak sweetly, tt

bane,

And Rosaline they call her: as And to her white hand see thou This seald-up counsel. There

Enter Biron.

Cost. Guerdon,-0 sweet
remuneration; eleven-pence
sweet guerdon! I will do it
don--remuneration,

Biron. 0! And I, forse
have been love's whip;
A very beadle to a humorou
A critick; day, a night-wato
A domineering pedant o'ert
Than whom no mortal 80 m
This whimpledt, whining, P
This senior-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||--O my
And I to be a corporal of his

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?
Cost. Marry, sir, half-penny farthing.
Biron. O, why then, three farthings-worth of silk.
Cost. I thank your worship: God be with you!

biron. O, stay, slave; I must employ thee : As thou wilt win my favour, good my knave, Do one thing for me that I shall entreat.

Cost. When would you have it done, sir?

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Biron. O, this afternoon.
Cost. Well, I will do it, sir: Fare
Biron. O, thou koowest not what i
Cost. I shall know, sir, when I have
Biron. Why, villain, thou must kn

Cost. I will come to your worsh morning.

Biron. It must be done this afte
slave, it is but this;
The princess comes to hunt here in the
And in her train there is a gentle lady
When tongues speak sweetly, then tt

naine,
And Rosaline they call her : ask for he
And to her white hapd see thou do cor
This seal'd-up counsel. There's thy g

(Gides Cost. Guerdon, sweet guerdon! remuneration; eleven-pence farthing sweet guerdon !—I will do it, sir, in p don-remuneration.

Biron. 0!-And I, forsooth, in ]
have been love's whip;
A very beadle to a humorous sigh;
A critick; nay, a night.watch constable
A domineering pedant o'er the boy,
Than whom no mortal so magnificent !
This whimpledt, whining, purbliud, wa
This senior-junior, giant-dwarf, Dan Ci
Regent of love-rhymes, lord of folded
The anointed sovereign of sighs and gr
Liege of all loiterers and malcontents,
Dread prince of placketst, king of cod
Sole imperator, and great general
Of trotting paritors 1,40 my little heart
And I to be a corporal of his field,

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