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Small have c ntinuni plod lers ever won,

King. Ay, lvido livello. vui court, you know, is Save base authority froin others books.

haunted These earthly godfathers of heaven's lights,

With a refined traveller of Spain ; That give a name to ever fixed star,

A man in all the world's new fashion plauted, Have ni mure profit of their shining nights,

That hath a mint of plırases in his brain : Thin those that walk, and wot not what they are. One, when the music of his own vain tongue Too much to know, is, to know nouzht but fune; Doth ravish, like enchanting urmony; And every godtather can give a name.

A man ot' compliments, whoin right and wrong
King. How well he's read, to reason against Have chose as umpire of their mutiny:

This child of fancy, that armado hight,
Diem. Proceeded well, to stop all good proceeding! For interim to our studies, shall relate,
Long. He weeds the corn, and still let's grow In high-born words, the worth of many a knight
the weeding.

Fron tawny Spain, lost in the world's debate.
Biron. The spring is near, when green geese are How you delight, my lords, I know not, 1 ;
a breeding.

But, I protest, I love to licar him lie, Dum. How follows that?

And I will use him for my minstrelsy. Biron.

Fit in his place and time. Biron. Arinado is a most illustrious wight, Dum. In reason nothing.

A man of fire-new words, fashion's own knight. Biron.

Something then in rhyme. Long. Costard the swain, and he, shall be our Long. Birón is like an envious sneaping' frost,

sport: Chat bates the first-born infants of the spring. And, so to study, three years is but short. Biron. Well, say I am; why should proud summer boast,

Enter Dull, with a letter, and CoSTARD. Before the birds have any cause to sing ?

Dull. Which is the duke's own person? Why should I joy in an abortive birth?

Biron. This, fellow; What would'st!
At Christmas I no more desire a rose

Dull. I myselí reprehend his own person, for I
Than wish a snow in May's new-tanzled shows; am his grace's tharborough :: but I would see his
But like of each thing, that in season grows. own person in flesh and blood.
So you, to study now it is too late,

Biron. This is he.
Climb o'er the house t' unlock the little gate.

D.!!l. Signior Arme-Arme-commends you.-
King. Well, sit you out: go home, Birón; adieu! There's villany abroad; this letter will tell you
Biron. No, my good lord; I have sworn to stay more.
with you:

Cost. Sir, the contempts thereof are as touch-
And, though I have for barbarism spoke more,

ing me.
Than for that angel knowledge you can say, King. A letter from the magnificent Armado.
Yet confident I'U keep what I have swore,

Biron. How low soever the matter, I hope in
And bide the penance of each three years' day. God for high words.
Give me the paper, let me read the same;

Long. A high hope for a low having: God grant
And to the strict'st decrees I'll write my name. us patience!
King. How well this yielding rescues thee from Biron. To hear? or forbear hearing?

Long. To hear meekly, sir, and to laugh mod-
Biron. [Reads] Item, That no woman shall erately ; or to forbear both.
come within a mile of my court.-

Biron. Well, sir, be it as the style shall give us And hath this been proclaim'd ?

cause to climb in the merriness. Long.

Four days ago. Cost. The matter is to me, sir, as concerning Biron. Let's see the penalty.

Jaquenetta. The manner of it is, I was takon (Reads. -On pain of losing her tongue.

with the manner.

Who devis'd this? Biron. In what manner? Long. Marry, that did I.

Cost. In minner and form following, sir; all Biron. Sweet lord, and why?

these three: I was seen with her in the manor Long. To fright them hence with tnat dread pe- house, sitting with her upon the form, and taken nalty,

following her into the park; which, put together, Biron. A dangerous law against gentility. is, in manner and form following. Now, sir, for

(Reals.] Item, If any man be seen to talk with the manner,-it is the manner of a man to speak
a woman within the term of three years, he shall to a woman; for the form,-in some forın.
endure such public shame as the rest of the court Biron. For the following, sir?
can possibly devise.-

Cost. As it shall follow in my correction; and
This article, my liege, yourself must break; God defend the right!

For, well you know, here coines in einbassy King. Will you hear this letter with attention ?
The French king's daughter, with yourself to Biron. As we would hear an oracle.
speak, -

Cost. Suph is the simplicity of man to hearken
A maid of grace, and complete majesty, after the flesh.
About surrender-up of Aquitain

King. (Rends.) Great deputy, the welkin's vice-
To her decrepit, sick, and bed-rid father; gerent, and sole dominator of Navarre, my soul's
Therefore this article is made in vain,

earth's God, and body's fostering patron,Or vainly comes the admired princess hither. Cost. Not a word of Costard yet. King. What say you, lords? why, this was quite King. So it is,forgot.

Cost. It may be so: but if he say it is so, he is, Biron. so study evermore is overshot ;

in telling true, but so, so, While it doth study to have what it would,

King. Peace. It doth forget to do the thing it should:

Cost. --be to me, and every man that dares
And when it hath the thing it hunteth most, not fight!
'Tis won, as towns with fire; so won, so lost.

King. No words.
King. We must of force, dispense with this decree; Cost. -of other men's secrets, I beseech you.
She must lie here on mere necessity.

King. So it is, besieged with sable-colored mel-
Biron. Necessity will make us all forsworn ancholy, I did commend the black-oppressing hu-
Three thousand times within this three years mor to the most wholesome physic of thy health-
space :

giving air; and, as I am a gentleman, betook For every man with his affects is born;

myself to walk. The time when? About the sixth Not by might master'd, but by special grace: hour, when beasts most graze, birds best peck, and If I break faith, this word shall speak for me, men sit down to that nourishment which is called I am forsworn on mere necessity.

silpper. So much for the time when. Now for So to the laws at large I write my name: [Subscribes. the ground which ; which, I mean, I walked upon;

And he, that breaks them in the least degree, it is ycleped thy park. Then for the place where;
Stands in attainder of eternal shaine:

where, I mean, I dil encounter that obscene, and Suggestions are to others, as to me;

most preposterous event, thut draweth from my But, I believe, although I seem so loath,

snow-white pen the ebon-colored ink, which here Am the last that will last keep his oath.

thou viewest, beholdest, i urveyest, or seest : but to But is there no quick recreation granted ?

• Called. s i. e. Thirlborough, a peace officer. 1 Nipping. Reside. : Temptations.

• In the fact

the place, where,-It standeth north-north-east and Moth. And I, tough senior, as an appertinent title by east from the west corner of thy curious-knot- to your old time, which we may name tough. ted garden: there did I see that low-spirited swain, Arm. Pretty and apt. that base minnow of thy mirth,

Moth. How mean you, sir? I pretty, and my Cost. Me.

saying apt? or, I apt, and my saying pretty ? King. --that unletter'd small-knowing soul, Arm. Thou pretty, because litule. Cost. Me.

Muth. Little pretty, because little: Wherefore apt? King. —that shallow vassal,

Arm. Anu therefore apt, because quick. Cost. Still me.

Moth Speak you this in my praise, master ? King. - which, as I remember, hight Costard, Arm. In thy condign praise. Cost. O me!

Moth. I will praise an eel with the same praise. King. --sorted and consorted, contrary to thy Arm. What? that an eel is ingenious ? established proclaimed edict and continent canon, Moth. That an eel is quick. with-with-0 withbut with this I passion to Arm. I do say, thou art quick in answer: Tavu say wherewith

heatest my blood. Cost. With a wench.

Moth. I am answered, sir. King. -with a child of our grandmother Eve, Arm. I love not to be crossed. a female; or, for thy more sweet understanding, Moth. He speaks the mere contrary, crossess lovo a woman. Him I (as my erer-esteemed duty pricks not him.

(Aside. me on) have sent to thee, to receive the meed of Arm. I have proinised to study three years with punishment, by thy sweet gruce's officer, Antony the duke. Dull; a man of good repute, carriage, bearing, Moth. You may do it in an hour, sir. and estimation.

Arm. Impossible.
Dull. Me, an't shall please you; I am Antony Moth. How many is one thrice told?

Arm. I am ill at reckoning, it fitteth the spirit of King. For Jaquenetta, (so is the weaker vessel a tapster. called, which I apprehended with the aforesaid Moth. You are a gentleman, and a gamester, sir. swain,) I keep her as a vessel of thy law's fury; Arm. I confess both; they are both the varnish and shall, at the least of thy sweet notice, bring of a complete man. her to trial. Thine, in all compliments of devoted Moth. Then, I am sure you know how much and heart-burning heat of duty.

the gross sum of deuce-ace amounts to. DON ADRIANO DE ARAMADO. Arm It doth amount to one more than two. Biron. This is not so well as I looked for, but Moth. Which the base vulgar do call three. the best that ever I heard.

Arm. True. King. Ay, the best for the worst. But, sirrah, Moth. Why, sir, is this such a piece of study? what say you to this?

Now here is three studied, ere you'll thrice wink: Cost. Sir, I confcss the wench.

and how easy it is to put years to the word three, King. Did you hear the proclamation

and study three years in two words, the dancing Cost. I do confess much of the hearing it, but horse will tell you. little of the marking of it.

Arm. A most fine figure! King. It was proclaimed a year's imprisonment, Moth. To prove you a cipher.

(Asiile. to be taken with a wench.

Arn. I will hereupon confess, I am in love: and Cost. I was taken with none, sir, I was taken as it is base for a soldier to love, so am I in love with a damosel.

with a base wench. If drawing my sword against King. Well, it was proclaimed damosel.

the humor of affection would deliver me from the Cost. This was no damosel neither, sir; she was reprobate thought of it, I would take desire prison. a virgin.

er, and ransom him to any French courtier for a king. It is so varied too; for it was proclaimed, new devised courtesy. I think scorn to sigh; mevirgin.

thinks, 1 should out-swear Cupid. Comfort me, Cost. If it were, I deny her virginity; I was boy: What great men have been in love? taken with a maid.

Moth. Hercules, master. King. This maid will not serve your turn, sir. Arm. Most sweet Hercules !-- More authority, Cost. This maid will serve my turn, sir.

dear boy, name more; and, sweet my child, let King. Sir, I will pronounce your sentence; You them be men of good repute and carriage. shall fast a week with bran and water.

Moth. Samson, master: he was a man of good Cost. I had rather pray a month with mutton carriage, great carriage; for he carried the townand porridge.

gates on liis back, like a porter: and he was in love. King. And Don Armado shall be your keeper. Arm. O well-knit Samson! strong-jointed SamMy lord Birón, see him deliver'd o'er.

son! I do excel thee in my rapier, as much as thou And go we, lords, to put in practice that

didst me in carrying gates. I am in love too,Which each to other hath so strongly sworn.- Who was Samson's love, my dear moth?

(Exeunt King, LONGAVILLE, and DUMAIN. Moth. A woman, master. Biron. I'll lay my head to any good man's hat, Arm. Of what complexion?

These oaths and laws will prove an idle scorn. Moth. Of all the jour, or the three, or the two; or -Sirrah, come on.

one of the four. Cost. Í suffer for the truth, sir: for true it is, I Arm. Tell me precisely of what complexion. was taken with Jaquenetta, and Jaquenetta is a Moth. Of the sea-water green, sir. true girl; and therefore, Welcome the sour cup of Arm. Is that one of the four complexions ? prosperity! A Miction may one day smile again, Moth. As I have read, sir; and the best of them and till then, Sit thee down sorrow! (Exeunt. too.

Arm. Green, indeed, is the color of lovers: but SCENE II.-Armado's House.

to have a love of that color, methinks, Samson had Enter ARMADO and Moth.

small reason for it. He, surely, affected her for

her wit. Arm. Boy, what sign is it when a man of great Moth. It was so, sir; for she had a green wit. spirit grows melancholy?

Arm. My love is most immaculate white and red. Moth. A great sign, sir, that he will look sad. Moth. Most maculate thoughts, master, are

Arm. Why, sadness is one and the self-same masked under such colors. thing, dear imp.

Arm. Define, define, well-educated infant. Moth. No, no; O lord, sir, no.

Moth. My father's wit and my mother's tongue Arm. How canst thou part sadness and melan- assist me. choly, my tender juvenal ?,

Arm. Sweet invocation nf a child; most pretty, Moth. By a familiar demonstration of the work and pathetical! ing, my tough senior.

Moth. If she be made of white and red, Arm. Why tough senior? why tough senior ?

Her faults will ne'er be known; Moth. Why tender juvenal? why tender juvenal? For blushing cheeks by faults are bred,

Arm. I spoke it, tender juvenal, as a congruent And fears by pale white shown: epitheton, appertaining to thy young days, which Then, if she fear, or be to blame, we may nominate tender.

By this you shall not know;
Young man.

• The name of a coin once current

For still her cheeks possess the same,

Arm. Villain, thou shalt fast for thy offences, ere Which native she doth owe.

thou be pardoned. A dangerous rhyme, master, against the reason of Cost. Well, sir, I hope, when I do it, I shall do it white and red.

on a full stomach. Arm. Is there not a ballad, boy, of the King and Arm Thou shalt be heavily punished. the Beggar?

Cost. I am more bound to you than your fellows, Moth. The world was very guilty of such a ballad for they are but lightly rewarded. some three ages since: but, I think, now, 'tis not to Arm. Take away this villain; shut him up. be found; or, if it were, it would neither serve for Moth. Come, you transgressing slave; away. the writing nor the tune.

Cost. Let me not be pent up, sir; I will fast, beArm. I will have the subject newly writ o'er, ing loose. that I may example my digression hy some mighty Moth. No, sir, that were fast and loose : thou precedent. Boy, I do love that country girl, that shalt to prison. I took in the park with the rational hind, Costard; Cost. Well, if ever I do see the merry days of she deserves well.

desolation that I have seen, some shall see Moth. To be whipped ; and yet a better love than Moth. What shall some see? my master.

[Aside. Cost. Nay, nothing, master Moth, but what they Arm. Sing, boy; my spirit grows heavy in love. look upon. It is not for prisoners to be too silent

Moth. And that's great marvel, loving a light in their words; and, therefore, I will say nothing: wench.

I thank God, I have as little patience as another Arm. I say, sing:

man; and, therefore, I can be quiet. Moth. Forbear till this company be past.

(Exeunt Mori and COSTARD. Enter DULL, COSTARD, and JAQUENETTA.

Arm. I do affect the very ground which is base

where her shoe, which is baser, guided by her foot, Dull. Sir, the duke's pleasure is, that you keep which is basest, doth tread. I shall be forsworn, Costard safe: and you must let him take no delight, (which is a great argument of falsehood.) if I love nor no penance; but a' must fast three days a week: And how can that be true love, which is falsely For this damsel I must keep her at the park; she attempted ? Love is a familiar; love is a devil: thero is allowed for the day-woman. Fare you well. is no evil angel but love. Yet Samson was so

Arm, I do betray myself with blushing.-- Maid. tempted; and he had an excellent strength: yet Jaq. Man.

was Solomon so seduced; and he had a very good Arm. I will visit thee at the lodge.

wit. Cupid's butt-shafto is too hard for Hercules' Jaq. That's hereby.

club, and therefore too much odds for a Spaniard's Arm. I know where it is situate.

rapier. The first and second cause will not serve Jaq. Lord, how wise you are !

my turn; the passado he respects not, the duello he Arm. I will tell thee wonders.

regards not: his disgrace is to be called boy; but Jaq. With that face?

his glory is to subdue men. Adieu, valor! rust, Arm. I love thee.

rapier: be still, drum! for your manager is in love; Jaq. So I heard you say.

yea, he loveth. Assist me, some extemporal god drm. And so farewell.

of rhyme, for, I am sure, I shall turn sonnetteer. Jag. Fair weather after you!

Devise, wit; write, pen; for I am for whole volDull. Come, Jaguenetta, away.

umes in folio,

(Exit. (Exeunt Doll and JAQUENETTA.


SCENE I.-A Pavilion and Tents at a distance. On serious business, craving quick despatch,
Enter the PRINCESS OF FRANCE, ROSALINE, MA- Haste, signify so much; while we attend,

Importunes personal conference with his grace. RIA, KATHERINE, BOYET, Lords, and other At- Like humble-visagid suitors, his high will. tendants.

Boyet. Proud of employment, willingly I go. Boyet. Now, madam, summon up your dearest

(Exit. spirits:

Prin. All pride is willing pride, and yours is so.Consider who the king your father sends ;

Who are the votaries, my loving lords, To whom he sends; and what's his embassy : That are vow-fellows with this virtuous duke ? Yourself, held precious in the world's esteem, 1 Lord. Longaville is one. To parley with the sole inheritor


Know you the man? of all perfections that a man may owe,

Mar. I know him, madam; at a marriage feast, Matchless Navarre; the plea of no less weight Between lord Perigort and the beauteous heir Than Aquitain; a dowry for a queen.

Of Jaques Falconbridge solemnized, Be now as prodigal of all dear grace,

In Normandy saw I this Longaville: As nature was in making graces dear,

A man of sovereign parts he is esteem'd; When she did starve the general world beside, Well fitted in the arts, glorious in arms: And prodigally gave them all to you.

Nothing becomes him ill, that he would well. Prin. Good lord Boyet, my beauty though but The only soil of his fair virtue's gloss, mean,

(If virtue's gloss will stain with any soil,) Needs not the painted flourish of your praise ; Is a sharp wit match'd with too blunt a will ; Beauty is bought by judgment of ihe eye,

Whose edge hath power to cut, whose will still wills Not utter'd by base sale of chapmen's tongues : It should none spare that come within his power. I am less proud to hear you tell my worth,

Prin. Some merry mocking lord, belike; is't so? Than you much willing to be counted wise

Mar. They say so most, that most his humors In spending your.wit in the praise of mine.

know. But now to task the tasker. Good Boyet,

Prin. Such short-liv'd wits do wither as they grow. You are not ignorant, all-telling fame

Who are the rest? Doth noise abroad Navarre hath made a vow, Kath. The young Dumain, a well-accomplish'd Till painful study shall out-wear three years,

youth, No woman may approach his silent court:

Of all that virtue love for virtue lov'd: Therefore to us seemeth it a needful course, Most power to do most harm, least knowing ill; Before we enter his forbidden gates,

For he hath wit to make an ill shape good, To know his pleasure; and, in that behalf,

And shape to win grace though he had no wit. Bold of your worthiness, we single you

I saw him at the duke Alençon's once; As our best-moving fair solicitor:

And much too little of that good I saw, Tell him, the daughter of the king of France, Is my report to his great worthiness. of which she is naturally possessed. • Dairy-woman.

- Love.

· Arrows to shoot at butts with.

Ros. Another of these students at that time But that one half which is unsatisfied,
Was there with him: if I have heard a truth, We will give up our right in Aquitain,
Birón they call him; but a merrier man,

And hold fair friendship with bis majesty.
Within the limit of becoming mirth,

But that, it seems, he little purposeth, never spent an hour's talk withal:

For here he doth demand to have repaid His eye begets occasion for his wit;

A hundred thousand crowns; and not demands, For every object that the one doth catch,

On payment of a hundred thousand crowns, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest;

To have his title live in Aquitain; Which his fair tongue (conceit's expositor)

Which we much rather bad departo withal, Delivers in such apt and gracious words,

And have the money by our father lent, That aged ears play truant at his tales,

Than Aquitain so gelded as it is. And younger hearings are quite ravished;

Dear princess, were not his requests so far So sweet and voluble is his discourse.

From reason's yielding, your fair self should make Prin. God bless my ladies! are they all in love, A yielding, 'gainst some reason in my breast, That every one her own hath garnished

And go well satisfied to France again. With such bedecking ornaments of praise ?

Prin. You do the king my father too much wrong, Mar. Here comes Boyet.

And wrong the reputation of your name,

In so unseeming to confess receipt
Re-enter BOTET.

Of that which hath so faithfully been paid.

Now, what admittance, loru? King. I do protest, I never heard of it; Boyet. Navarre hath notice of your fair approach; And, if you prove it, I'll repay it back, And he, and his competitors in oath,

Or yield up Aquitain. Were all address'do to meet you, gentle lady,


We arrest your word: Before I came. Marry, thus much I have learnt,

Boyet, you can produce acquittances, He rather means to lodge you in the field,

For such a sum, from special officers (Like one that comes here to besiege his court) of Charles his father. Than seek a dispensation for his oath,


Satisfy me so. To let you enter his unpeopled house.

Boyet. So please your grace, the packet is not Here comes Navarre.

[The ladies mask.


Where that and other specialties are bound;
Enter King, LONGAVILLF, DUMAIN, Biron, and

To-morrow you shall have a sight of them.

King. It shall suffice me: at which interview,
King. Fair Princess, welcome to the court of All liberal reason I will yield unto.

Mean time, receive such welcome at my hand, Prin. Fair, I give you back again; and, welcome As honor, without breach of honor, may I have not yet: the root of this court is too high to Make tender of thy true worthiness: be yours; and welcome to the wide fields too base You may not come, fair princess, in my gates; to be mine.

But here without, you shall be so receiv'd, King. You shall be welcome, madam, to my court. As you shall deem yourself lodg'd in my heart, Prin. I will be welcome, then; conduct me Though so denied fair harbor in my house. thither.

Your own good thoughts excuse me, and farewell: King. Hear me, dear lady; I have sworn an oath. To-morrow shall we visit you again. Prin. Our lady help my lord! he'll be forsworn.

Prin. Sweet health and fair desires consort your King. Not for the world, fair madam, by my will.

grace! Prin. Why, will shall break it; will, and nothing

King. Thy own wish wish I thee in every place! else.

(Exeunt King and his Train. King. Your ladyship is ignorant what it is. Biron. Lady, I will commend you to my own

Prin. Were my lord so, his ignorance were wise, heart.
Where now his knowledge must prove ignorance. Ros. 'Pray you, do my commendations; I would
I hear, your grace hath sworn-out house-keeping: be glad to see it.
'Tis deadly sin to keep that oath, my lord,

Biron. I would you heard it groan.
Ang sin to break it:

Ros. Is the foul sick! But pardon me, I am too sudden-bold;

Biron. Sick at heart. To teach a teacher ill beseemeth me.

Ros. Alack, let it blood. Vouchsafe to read the purpose of my coming,

Biron. Would that do it good? And suddenly resolve ine in my suit.

Ros. My physic says, I.
(Gives a paper.

Biron. Will you prick't with your eye ?
King. Madam, I will, if suddenly I may. Ros. No poynt, with my knife.
Prin. You will the sooner, that I were away;

Biron. Now, God save thy life!
For you'll prove perjur’d, if you make me stay.

Ros. And yours from long living! Biron. Did not I dance with you in Brabant once?

Biron. I cannot stay thanksgiving. (Retiring. Ros. Did not I dance with you in Brabant once?

Dum. Sir, I pray you, a word: What lady is Biron. I know you did.

that same? Ros. How needless was it then

Boyet. The heir of Alençon, Rosaline her name. To ask the question !

Dum. A gallant lady! Monsieur, fare you well. Biron. You must not be so quick.

(Exit. Ros. 'Tis 'long of you that spur me with such

Long. I beseech you a word; What is she in

the white ? questions. Biron. Your wit's too hot, it speeds too fast, 'twill Boyet. A woman sometimes, an you saw her in tire.

the light. Ros. Not till it leave the rider in the mire.

Long. Perchance, light in the light; I desire her Biron. What time o’day? Ros. The hour that fools shall ask.

Boyet. She hath but one for herself; to desire Biron. Now fair befall your mask!

that were a shame. Ros. Fair fall the face it covers!

Long, Pray you, sir, whose daughter? Biron. And send you many lovers!

Boyet. Her mother's, I have heard. Ros. Amen, so you be none.

Long. God's blessing on your beard!
Biron. Nay, then will I be gone.

Boyet. Good sir, be not offended:
King. Madam, your father here doth intimate She is an heir of Falconbridge.
The payment of a hundred thousand crowns;

Lmg. Nay, my choler is ended.
Being but the one half of an entire sum,

She is a most sweet lady. Disbursed by my father in his wars.

Boyet. Not unlike, sir ; that may be. But say, that he, or we, (as neither have,)

[Exit Loxa. Receiv'd that sum; yet there remains unpaid

Biron. What's her name in the cap? A hundred thousand more; in surety of the which,

Boyet. Katherine, my good hap. One part of Aquitain is bound to us,

Biron. Is she wedded or no? Although not valued to the money's worth.

Boyet. To her will, sir, or so. If then the king your father will restore

Biron. You are welcome, sir; adieu ! • Confederates.

• Prepared.

e Part. *Ay, yes • A French particle of negation

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Boyet. Farewell to me, sir, and welcome to you. His heart, like an agate, with your print impressed,

(Exit Binox.-Ladies unmask. Proud with his form, in his eye pride expressed : Mar. That last is Biron, the merry mad-cap lord; His tongue all impatient to speak and not see, Not a word with him but a jest..

Did stumble with haste in his eyesight to be; Boyet.

And every jest but a word. All senses to that sense did make their repair, Prin. It was well done of you to take him at To feel only looking on fairest of fair: his word.

Methought, all his senses were locked in his eyer Boyet. I was willing to grapple, as he was to As jewels in crystal for some prince to buy ; board.

Who, tendering their own worth, from where they Mar. Two hot sheeps, marry!

were glass'd, Boyet.

And wherefore not ships! Did point you to buy them, along as you pass'd. No sheep, sweet lamb, unless we feed on your lips. His face's own margent did quote such amazes, Mar. You sheep, and I pasture; Shall that fin- That all eyes saw his eyes enchanted with gazés: ish the jest?

I'll give you Aquitain, and all that is bis, Boyet. So you grant pasture for me.

An you give him for my sake but one loving kiss.

[Offering to kiss her. Prin. Come, to our pavilion : Boyet is dispos'dMar.

Not so, gentle beast; Boyet. But to speak that in words, which his My lips are no common, though several they be.

eye hath disclos'd: Boyet. Belonging to whom?

I only have made a mouth of his eye, Mar.

To my fortunes and me. By adding a tongue which I know will not lie. Prin. Good wits will be jangling: but, gentles, Ros. Thou art an old love-monger, and speak'st agree;

skilfully. The civil war of wits were much better used Mar. He is Cupid's grandfather, and learns news On Navarre and his bookmen; for here 'tis abused. of him. Boye!. If my observation, (which very seldom Ros. Then was Venus like her mother; for her falies.)

ther is but grim. By the heart's still rhetoric, disclosed with eyes, Boyet. Do you hear, my mad wenches? Deceive me not now, Navarre is infected.


No. Prin. With what?


What then, do you see? Boyet. With that which we lovers entitle, affected. Ros. Ay, our way to be gone. Prin. Your reason?


You are too hard for me. Boyet. Why all his behaviors did make their retire

(Exeunt. To the court of his eye, peeping thorough desire:


SCENE I.-The Park, near the Palace. because your heart cannot come by her: in heart Enter ARMADO and Moth.

you love her, because your heart is in love with

her: and out of heart you love her, being out of Arm. Warble, child; make passionate my sense heart that you cannot enjoy her. of hearing.

Arm. I am all these three. Moth. Concolinel

(Singing. Moth. And three times as much more, and yet Arm. Sweet air!-Go, tenderness of years; take nothing at all. this key, give enlargement to the swain, bring him Arm. Fetch hither the swain; he must carry me festinatelyi hither; I must employ him in a letter a letter. to my love.

Moth. A message well sympathised; a horse to Moth. Master, will you win your love with a be ambassador for an ass! French brawl!)

Arm. Ha, ha! what sayest thou ? Arm. How mean'st thou ? brawling in French? Moth. Marry, sir, you must send the ass upon Moth. No, my complete master: but to jig off the horse, for he is very slow gaited : But I go. a tune at the tongue's end, canary: to it with your Arm. The way is but short; away. feet, humor it with turning up your eye-lics; sigh Moth. As swirt as lead, sir. a note and sing a note; sometime through the Arm. Thy meaning, pretty ingenious ? throat, as if you swallowed love with singing love; Is not lead a metal heavy, dull, and slow? sometime through the nose, as if you snuffed up Moth. Minime,honest master; or rather, master, no. love by smelling love; with your hat penthouse- Arm. I say, lead is slow. like, o'er the shop of your eyes; with your arms Moth.

You are too swift, sir, to say so: crossed on your thin belly-doublet, like a rabbit on Is that lead slow which is fired from a gun? a spit; or your hands in your pocket, like a man Arm. Sweet smoke of rhetoric: after the old painting; and keep not too long in He reputes me a cannon; and the bullet, that's he:one tune, but a snip and away: These are com- I shoot thee at the swain. plements, these are humors; these betray nice Moth.

Thump then, and I flee. wenches — that would be betrayed without these;

(Exit. and make them men of note (do you note, men ?) Arm. A most acute juvenal; voluble and free of that are most affected to these.

grace! Arm. How hast thou purchased this experience? By thy favor, sweet welkin, I must sigh in thy face: Moth. By my penny of observation.

Most rude melancholy, valor gives thee place. Arm. But 0,- but 0,

My herald is return'd.'
Moth-the hobby-horse is forgot.
Arm. Callest thou my love, hobby-horse?

Re-enter Moth and Costand. Moth. No master; the hobby-horse is but a colt; Moth. A wonder, master; here's a costarde broand your love, perhaps, a hackney. But have you

ken in a shin. forgot your love?

Arm. Some enigma, some riddle : come,-thy Arm. Almost I had.

l'envoy :-begin. Moth. Negligent studenı! learn her by heart. Cost. No egma, no riddle, no l'envoy;' no salve Arm. By heart, and in heart, boy.

in the mail, sir : 0, sir, plantain, a plain plantain; Moth. And out of heart, master': all those three no l'envoy, no leniny no salve, sir, but a plantain!

Arm. By virtue, thou enforcest laughter; thy Arm. What will that prove ?

silly thought, my spleen; the leaving of my lungs Moth. A man, if I live; and this, by, in, and provokes me toʻridiculous smiling: 0, pardon me, without, upon the instant: By heart you love her, A head. : A quibble, several signified unenclosed lands.

* An old French term for concluding verses, which 1 Hastily. " A kind of dance.

served either to convey the moral, or to address the poem Canary was the name of a sprightly dance.

to some person.

I will prove.

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