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Obey our will, which travails in thy good : Laf. Ay, with all my heart; and thou art Believe not thy disdain, but presently

worthy of it. Do thine own fortunes that obedient right,

Par. I have not, my lord, deserved it. Which both thy duty owes, and our power claims; Laf. Yes, good faith, every dram of it; and I Or I will throw thee from my care for ever, will not bate thee a scruple. Into the staggers, and the careless lapse

Par. Well, I shall be wiser. Of youth and ignorance; both my revenge and hate, Laf. E'en as soon as thou canst, for thou hast Loosing upon thee in the name of justice, to pull at a smack o'the contrary, If ever thou Without all terms of pity. Speak ; thine answer. be'st bound in thy scarf, and beaten, thou sbalt

Ber. Pardon, my gracious lord; for I submit find what it is to be proud of thy bondage. - I My fancy to your eyes. When I consider, have a desire to hold my acquaintance with thee, What great creation, and what dole of honour, or rather my knowledge; that I may say, in the Flies where you bid it, I find that

t she which late default, he is a man, I know. Was in my nobler thoughts most base, is no Par. My lord, you do me most insupportable The praised of the king; who, so ennobled, vexation. Is, as 'twere, born 86.

Laf. I would it were hell-pains for thy sake, King. Take her by the hand,

and my poor doing eternal: for doing I am past; And tell her, she is thine: to whom I promise as I will by thee, in what motion age will gira A counterpoise; if not to thy estate,

me leave.

[exit. A balance more replete.

7" H.!

Par. Well, thou hast a son shall take this disBer. I take her band. !

grace off me; scurvy, old, filthy, scurvy lord !King. Good fortune, and the favour of the king, Well, I must be patient; there is no fettering of Smile upon this contract; whose ceremony authority. I'll beat him, by my life, if I can Shall seem expedient' on the new-born brief, meet him with any convenience, an he were douAnd be perform'd to-night': the solemn feast ble and double a lord. "I'll have no more pity of Sball more attend upon the coming space, his age, than I would have of_I'll beat him, ao Expecting absent friends. As thou lov'st hér, if I could but meet him again. Thy love's to me religious ; else, does err.

Re-enter Lafeu. (exeunt King, Bertram, Helena, Lords, and Attend- Laf. Sirrah, your lord and master's married, ants. !!!

there's news for you; you have a new mistress. Laf. Do you hear, monsieur? a word with you. Par. I most anfeignedly beseech your lordship Par. Your pleasure, sir ?

to make some reservation of your wrongs. He Laf. Your lord and" máster did well to make is my good lord whom I serve above, is my his recantation.

master. Par. Recantation ?-_My lord ? my master ? Laf. Who? God? Du finis ad !!! Laf. Ay; is it not a language, I speak ?

Par. Ay, sir. Ons

DIST Par. A most harsh one, and not to be under- Laf. The devil'it is, that's thy master. Why stood without bloody succeeding. My master ?? dost thou garter up thy arms o'this fashion ?

Laf. Are you companion to the count Rousillon? make hose of thy sleeves ? do other servants 80 ? Par. To any count; to all counts; to what is Thou wert best set thy lower part where thy nose

stands. By mine honour, if I were but two how's Laf. To what is count'š man; count's master younger, I'd beat thee: methinks, thou art a is of another style.

general offence, and every man should beat thee. Par. You are too old, sir! let it satisfy you, i think, thou wast created for, men to breathe you are too old. dolne?

themselves upon thee. Laf. I must tell thee, sirrah, 'I write man; 't Par. This is hard aud undeserved measure, my which title age cannot bring thee.

lord. Par. What I dare too well do, I dare' not do. Laf. Go to, şir; you were beaten in Italy for

Laf. I did think thee, for two ordinaries, to be picking a kernel out of a pomegranate ; you are a a pretty wise fellow; thou didst make tolerable vagabond, and no true traveller: you are more vent of thy travel ; it might pass : yet the scarfs, saucy with lords and honourable personages, than and the bannerets, about thee, did manifoldly dis-, the heraldry of your birth and virtues gives you suade me from believing thee a vessel of too great commission. You are not worth another word, a burden. I bave now found thee; when I luse else I'd call you knave. I leave you. [erit. thee again, I care not : yet art

Enter Bertram. nothing but taking up; and that thou art scarce Par. Good, very good; it is so then.—Good, worth.

very good; let it be concealed awhile. Par. Hadst thou not the privilege of antiquity Ber. Undone, and forfeited to cares for ever!

Par. What is the matter, sweetheart? Laf. Do not plunge thyself too far in anger, Ber. Although before the solemn priest I lave lest thou hasten thy trial; which if-Lord have sworn, I will not bed her. mercy on thee for a hen! So, my good window of Par. What? 'what, sweetheart? lattice, fare thee well; thy casement I need not Ber. O my Parolles, they have married me open, for I look through thee. Give me thy hand

DO T'll to the Tuscan war's, and never bed her.' Par. My lord, you give me most egregious in. Par. France is a doy-hole, and it no more merits dignity.

The tread of a man's foot: to the wars !



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Ber. There's letters from my mother : what the fitable; and much fool may you find in you, even I know not yet.

(import is, to the world's pleasure, and the increase of laughter. Par. Ay, that would be known.

To the wars,

Par. A good knave, i'faith, and well boy, to the wars!

Madam, my lord will go away to-night; He wears his honour in a box unseen,

A very serious business calls on him. That hugs his kicksy-wicksy here at home; The great prerogative and right of love, Spending his manly marrow in her arms,

Which, as your due, time claims, be does acknow. Which should sustain the bound and high curvet But puts it off by a compell’d restraint; (ledge; Of Mars's fiery steed. To other regions !

Whose want, and whose delay, is strew'd with France is a stable; we that dwell in't, jades; Which they distil now in the curbed time, (sweets, Therefore, to the war!

To make the coming hour o'erflow with joy, Ber. It shall be so; I'll send her to my house, And pleasure drown the brim. Acquaint my mother with my hate to her,

Hel. What's his will else.

[o'the king, And wherefore I am fled; write to the king

Par. That you will take your instant leave That which I durst not speak. His present gift And make this haste as your own good proceedShall furnish me to those Italian fields,

Strengthen'd with that apology you think [ing, Where noble fellows strike: war is no strife May make it probable need. To the dark house, and the detested wife.

Hel. What more commands he? Par. Will this capricio hold in thee, art sure ? Par. That, having this obtain'd, you presently

Ber. Go with me to my chamber and advise me. Attend his farther pleasure. I'll send her straight away.


Hel. In every thing I wait upon his will. I'll to the wars, she to her single sorrow.

Par. I shall report it so. Par. Why, these balls bound; there's noise in Hel. I pray you.—Come, sirrah. (exeunt.

it.-'Tis hard ; A young man, married, is a man that's marr'd;

Enter Lafeu and Bertram.

and leave her bravely; go:

Laf. But, I hope, your lordship thinks not The king has done you wrong; but, hush ! 'tis so. him a soldier.

[ereunt. Ber. Yes, my lord, and of very valiant approof.

Laf. You have it from bis own deliverance.

Ber. And by other warranted testimony. Enter Helena and Clown.

Laf. Then my dial goes not true; I took this Hel. My mother greets me kindly. Is she well? lark for a bunting.

Clo. She is not well; but yet she has her health; Ber. I do assure you, my lord, he is very great she's very merry; but yet she is not well: but in knowledge, and accordingly valiant. thanks be given, she's very well, and wants no- Laf. I have then sinned against his experience, thing i’the world; but yet she is not well.

and transgressed against his valour; and my state Hel. If she be very well, what does she ai), that that way is dangerous, since I cannot yet find in she's not very well?

my heart to repeat. Here he comes; I pray you Clo. Truly, she's very well, indeed, but for two make us friends. I will pursue the amity. things.

Enter Parolles. Hel. What two things ?

Par. These things shall be done, sir. [to Bertram. Clo. One, that she's not in heaven, whither Laf. Pray you, sir, who's his tailor? God send her quickly! the other, that she's in

Par. Sir? earth, from whence God send her quickly!

Laf. O, I know him well. Ay, sir; he, sir, Enter Parolles.

is a good workman, a very good tailor. Par. Bless you, my fortunate lady!

Ber. Is she gone to the king ? (aside to Parolles. Hel. I hope, sir, I have your good will to bave Par. She is. Inine own good fortunes.

Ber. Will she away to-night? Par. You had my prayers to lead them on : Par. As you'll have her.

(sure, and to keep them on, have them still.—0, my Ber. I have writ my letters, casketed my treaknave! How does my old lady?

Given order for our horses; and to-night, Clo. So that you had her wrinkles, and I her When I should take possession of the bride,money, I would she did as you say.

And ere I do beginPar. Why, I say nothing.

Laf. A good traveller is something at the latter Clo. Marry, you are the wiser man ; for many end of a dinner; but one that lies three-thirds, a nian's tongue shakes out his master's undoing. and uses a known truth to pass a thousand To say nothing, to do nothing, to know nothing, nothings with, should be once heard, and thrice and to have nothing, is to be a great part of your beaten.— God save you, captain. title; which is within a very little of nothing. Ber. Is there any unkindness between my lord Par. Away, thou'rt a knave.

and you, monsieur ? Clo. You should bave said, sir, before a knave Par. I know not how I have deserved to run thou art a knave; that is, before me thou art a into my lord's displeasure. knave: this had been truth, sir.

(thee. Laf. You have made shift to run into't, boots Pær. Go to, thou art a witty fool, I have found and spurs and all, like him that leaped into the Clo. Did you find me in yourself, sir? or were custard ; and out of it you'll run again, rather

aught to find me? The search, sir, was pro- than suffer question for your residence.

you to

Ber. It may be, you have mistaken him, my | To you that know them not. This to my mother : lord.

[giving e letter. Laf. And shall do so ever, though I took him 'Twill be two days ere I shall see you ; 80 at his prayers. Fare you well, my lord ; and be- I leave you to your wisdom. lieve this of me, there can be no kernel in this Hel. Sir, I can nothing say, light nut; the soul of this man is his clothes: trust But that I am your most obedient servant. him not in matter of heavy consequence; I have Ber. Come, come, no more of that. kept of them tame, and know their natures.- Hel. And ever shall Farewell, monsieur : I have spoken better of you, With true observance seek to eke out that, than you have or will deserve at my hand; but Wherein toward me my homely stars have fail'd we must do good against evil.

[exit. To equal my great fortune. Par. An idle lord, I swear.

Ber. Let that

go: Ber. I think so.

My haste is very great. Farewell; hie home. Par. Why, do you not know him ?

Hel. Pray, sir, your pardon. Ber. Yes, I do know him well; and common Ber. Well, what would you say? speech

Hel. I am not worthy of the wealth I owe; Gives him a worthy pass. Here comes my clog. Nor dare I say, 'tis mine; and yet it is; Enter Helena.

But, like a timorous thief, most fain would steal Hel. I have, sir, as I was commanded from you, What law does vouch mine own. Spoke with the king, and have procur'd his leave Ber. What would you have? For present parting ; only he desires

Hel. Something; and scarce so much :-nothing, Some private speech with you

indeed. Ber. I shall obey his will.

I would not tell you what I would: my lordYou must not marvel, Helena, at my course,

'faith, yes :Which holds not colour with the time, nor does Strangers and foes do sunder, and not kiss. The ministration and required office

Ber. I pray you, stay not, but in baste to horse. On my particular : prepar'd I was not

Hel. I shall not break your bidding, good, my For such a business ; therefore am I found (you,

lord. So much unsettled. This drives me to entreat Ber. Where are my other men, monsieur !That presently you take your way for home;


(exit Helena. And rather muse, than ask, why I entreat you: Go thou toward home; where I will never come, For my respects are better than they seem; Whilst I can shake my sword, or hear the drum:And my appointments have in them a need, Away, and for our flight. Greater than shows itself at the first view,

Par. Bravely, coragio!





FLORENCE. A ROOM IN THE DUKE's Shall on them settle. You know your places well;

When better fall, for your avails they fell : Flourish. Enter the Duke of Florence, attended; To-morrow to the field. (flourish: exeunt. two French Lords and others.

ROUSILLON: A ROOM IN THE COUNDuke. So that, from point to point, now have

TESS'S PALACE. The fundamental reasons of this war;[you heard

Enter Countess and Clown. Whose great decision hath much blood let forth, Count. It hath happened all as I would have And more thirsts after.

had it, save, that lie comes not along with her. 1 Lord. Holy seems the quarrel

Clo. By my troth, I take my young lord to be Upon your grace's part; black and fearful

a very melancholy man. On the opposer.

(France Count. By what observance, I pray you? Duke. Therefore we marvel much, our cousin Clo. Why, he will look upon his boot, and Would, in so just a business, shut his bosom sing; mend the ruff, and sing; ask questions, and Against our borrowing prayers.

sing ; pick bis teeth, and sing ; I know a man that 2 Lord. Good, my lord,

had this trick of melancholy, sold a good manor 'The reasons of our state I cannot yield, But like a common and an outward man,

Count. Let me see what he writes, and when 'That the great figure of a council frames

he means to come.

Copening a letter. By self-unable motion: therefore dare not

Clo. have no mind to Isbel, since I was at Say what I think of it; since I have found court: our old ling, and our Isbels o' the country, Myself in my uncertain grounds to fail

are nothing like your old ling and your Isbels o' As often as I guess'd.

the court: the brains of my Cupid's knocked out. Duke. Be it his pleasure.

and I begin to love, as an old man loves money 2 Lord. But I am sure, the younger of our with no stomach. nature,

Count. What have we here? That surfeit on their ease, will, day by day,

Clo. E'en that you have there.

(erit. Come here for physic.

Count. [reads] I have sent you a daughter-in-law : she Duke. Welcome shall they be;

hath recovered the king, and undone rne. I have wodded

her, not bedded her; and sworn to make the not eternal. And all the honours, that can fly from us, You shall hear, I am run away; know it before the report

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hange our courtes

come uthore be breadth enough in the world, I will hold sil Gen. A servant only, and a gentleman :) a long distance. My duty to you. Your unfortunate son,


Which I have some time known. This is not well, rash' and unbridled boy,

Count. Parolles, was't not? To fly the favours of so good 'a kiug';

1 Gen. Ay, my good lady, he. To pluck his indignation on thy head,

Count. A very tainted fellow, and full of wickBy the misprising of a maid too virtuvus ? My son corrupts a well-derived nature redness. For the contempt of empire. 4734713010)

With his inducement.
Re-enter Clown.

1 Gen. Indeed, good lady, 1.3
Clo. O madam, younder is heavy news within, The fellow has a deal of that, too much,
between two soldiers and my young lady.

Which holds him much to have. Count. What is the matter?

* Count. You are welcome, gentlemen. Clo. Nay, there is some comfort in the news, I will entreat you when you see my son, some comfort; your son will not be killed so soon To tell him that his sword can never win as I thought he would.

The honour that he loses : more I'll entreat you Count. Why should he be kill'd ?

Written to bear along. Clo. So say I, madam, if he run away, as I hear 2 Gen. We serve you, madam, 'he does : the danger is in standing to't ; that's the In that and all your worthiest affairs... in loss of men, though it be the getting of children. Count. Not so, but as we change our courtesies. Here they come, will tell you more: for my part, Will you draw near? I only hear, your son was run away. [exit Clown.

[exeunt Countess and Gentlemen. Enter Helena-and two Gentlemen.

Hel. 'Till I have no wife, I have nothing in 1 Gen. Save you, good

Nothing in France, until he has no wife! (France. Hel. Madam, my lord is gone, for over gone. Thou shalt have none, Rousillon, none in France, 2 Gen. Do not say so.16

(men,— Then bast thou all again. Poor lord ! is't I Count. Think upon patience. --'Pray you, gentle- That chase the from thy country, and expose I have felt so many quirks of joy and grief,

Those tender limbs of thine to the eventing unit That the first face of neither, on the start, (you? Of the none-sparing war ? and is it I. cs(thout Can woman me unto't.- Where is my son, I pray That drive thee from the sportive court, where 2 Gen. Madam, he's gone to serve the duke of Wast shot at with fair eyes, to be the mark: Florence :

Of smoky muskets? O you leaden messengers We met him thitherward ; from thence we came, That ride upon the violent speed of fire, And, after some despatch in hand at court, Fly with false aim ; move the still-piercing air,

Thither we bend again. 23 bride [port, That sings with piercing, do not touch my lord ! 2. Hel. Look on his letter, madam; here's my pass- Whoever shoots at him, I set him there; jin)

[Reads] When thou canst get the ring upon my finger, Whoever charges on his forward breast, which never shall come off, and show me a child begotten | I am the caitiff that do hold him to't; of thy body, that I am father to, then call me husband: but And, though I kill him not, I am the cause in such a then I write a never. This is a dreadful sentence !

His death was so affected : better 'twere, Count. Brought you this letter, gentlemen?"

I met the ravin lion when he roar'd *1 Gen. 'Ay, madam;

With sharp constraint of hunger; better 'twere, And, for the contents’ sake,'are sorry for our pains. That all the miseries which uature owes, [lon Count. I pr'ythee, lady, have a better cheer;

Were mine at once : no, come thou home, Rousil. If thou engrossést all the griefs are thine,

Whence honour but of danger wins a scar,
Thou robb'st me moiety.

"He was in
my son;

As oft it loses all; I will begone : 130
But I do wash his me out of my blood,

My being here it is, that holds thee hence; :: And thou 'art- all my child. Towards Florence Shall I stay here to do't? no, no, although 2 Gen. Ay, madam.

[is he? The air of Paradise did fan the house, i" ? 196.44. Count. And to be a soldier ?

And angels offic'd all : I will be gone's 13:13 2 Gen. Such is his noble purpose: and, believe't, That pitiful ramour may report my flight The duke will lay upon him all the honour

To consolate thine ear. Come night ; end, day! That good convenience claims

... For, with the dark, poor thief, I'll steal away. [exit Count. Return you thither?



I Gen. Ay, madam, with the swiftest wing of Hel. [rcads] 'Till I have no

Flourish. Enter the Duke of Florence, Bertram, France.

Lords, Officers, Soldiers, and others. "Tis bitter.

Duke. The general of our horse thouart; and WC, Count. Find you that there?

Great in our hope, lay our best love and credeaca Hel. Ay, madam.

Upon thy promising fortune. : id , 1 Gen. Tis but the boldness of his hand, baply, Ber. Sir, it is which

saloni boli A charge too heavy for my strength ; but yet His heart was not consenting to. : [wife! We'll strive to bear it for your worthy sake

Count. Nothing in France, until he have no To the extreme edge of hazard. There's nothing here that is too good for him, Duke. Then go thou forth; But only she; and she deserves à lord, ?." And fortune play upon thy prosperous helm, That twenty such rude boys might tend upon, As thy auspicious mistress! Anu call her, hourly, mistress. Who was with him? Ber. This very day,


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Great Mars, I put myself into thy file:

Mar. I know that knave; bang him! one Pau Make me but like my thoughts, and I shall prove rolles : a filthy officer he is in those suggestione A lover of thy drum, bater of love. (ereunt. for the young earl. Beware of them, Diana; SCENE IV. ROUSILLON. A ROOM IN THE COUNTESS's their promises, enticements, oaths, tokens, an

and all PALACE.

these engines of lust, are not the things they go Enter Countess and Steward. 337,33 under; many a maid hath been seduced by thein; chy Count. Alaşıl and would you take the letter of and the misery is, example, that so 'terrible shows her?,

in the wreck of maidenhood, cannot for all that Might you not know she would do as she has done, dissuade succession, but that they are limed with By sending me a letter ? Read it again.

the twigs that 'threaten them. I hope, I need Slew. I am Saint Jaques' pilgtim, thither gone;'

not to advise you further; but I hope your own Ambitious love hath so in me offended, That bare-foot plod 'I the cold ground upon,

grace will keep you where you are, though there With sainted vow my faults to have amended. were no further danger known, but the modesty EST Writę, write; that from the bloody course of war, which is so lost. !!!

My dearest master, your dear son, may hie; it's Bless him at home in peace, whilst I'from far,

Dia. You shall not need to fear me
His name with zealous fervour sanctify: 09:, Enter Helena, in the dress of a pilgrim.
His taken labours bid him me forgivc;,
I,' his despiteful Juno, sent him forth

Wid. I hope so. -Look, here comes a pilFrom courtly friends, with camping foes to live, grim: I know she will lie at my house: thither

Where death and danger dog the heels of worth 1 943. He is too good and fair for death and me;

they send one another : I'll question her. Whom I myself embracé, to set him frce.

God save you, pilgrim! Whither are you bouud? Count. Ab, what sbarp stings are in her mildest Hel. To Saint Jaques le Grand. words ! .

Where do the palmers lodge, I do beseech you? Rinaldo, you did never lack advice so much, Wid. At the Saint Francis here, beside the port. As letting her pass so; had I spoke with her, Hel. Is this the way? I could have well diverted her intents, I

Wid. Ay, marry, iš it -Hark you ! Which thus she hath preventedos susuk s! Vis:)?

march afur of Steu. Pardon me, madam: 20inals They come this way. If you will tarry, holy If I had given you this at over-night, oh But till the troops come by,

(pilgrim, She might have been o'erta’en, and yet she writes I will conduct you where you shall be lodg’d; Pursuit would be in vain.. I LIVELL The rather, for, I think, I know your hostess Count. What angel shall 14.3 +3 hou

As ample as myself. Bless this unworthy husband ? he cannot thrive, Hel. Is it yourself? 12.jy či Unless ber prayers, whom Heaven delights to hear, Wid. If you shall please so, pilgrim." And loves to grant, reprieve him from the wrath Hel. I thank you, and will stay upon your leiOf greatest justice.Write, write, Rinaldo, Wid. You came, I think, from France ? To this unworthy husband of his wife ; I Hel. I did so.

17112th Let every word weigh heavy of her worth, Wid. Here you shall see a countryman of yours, That he does, weigh too light : my greatest grief, That has done worthy service. Though little he do feel it, set down sharply. Hel. His name, I pray you.

[one Despatch the most convenient messenger :

Dia. The count Ronsilion." Know you such When, haply, hel sball hear that she is gone, Hel. But by the ear, that hears most 'nobly of He will return; and hope I may, that shie,” His face I know not.

bim, Hearing so much, will speed her foot again, Dia. Whatsoe'er he is, ' :* TOW! Led bither by pure love; which of them'iboth He's bravely taken here. He stole from France, Is dearest to me, I have no skill in sensen As 'tis reported; for the king had married him To make distinction. Provide this messenger Against his liking. Think you it is so? [lady. My heart is heavy, and mine age is weak; Hdl. Ay, surely, mere the truth : 'I know his Grief would have tears, and sorrow bids me speak. Dia. There is a gentleman that serves the count, SCENE. V. 'WITHOUT THE WALLS OF FLORENCE.

Reports but coarsely of her husa A tucket afar off. Enter an old Widow of Florence, Hel. What's his name?.01.1: bildi Diana, Violenta, Mariana, and other Citizens. Dia. Monsieur Parolles. Wid. Nay, come? for if they do approach the Hel. O, I believe with him,

981buli city, we shall lose all the sight. wilsiui!!)) In argument of praise, or to the worth o Die. They say, the French count has done most of the great count himself, she is too mean

non si honourable service.

To have her 'name repeated; all her deserviifg. Wid. It is reported, that he bas taken their Is a reserved honesty, atid that it iszen greatest commander; and that with his own hand I have not heard examiu'd 735 6.70 2108 he slew the duke's brother. We have lost our Dia. Alas, poor lady! ?

els labour'; they are gone a contrary way: hark! you 'Tis a hard bondage, to become the wife so price may know by thcir

Of a detesting lord. 6. 31; Mar. Come, let's return again, and suffice our- Wid. A right good creature: wheresoe'er sħbis, selves with the report of it. Well, Diana, take Her heart weighs sadly?" this young maid might heed of this French earl: the honour of a maid is | A shrewd turn, if she plens'd.

1 (do ler her ; as

Wid. I have told my neighbour; how you have may be, the manurous'count solicits her * been colicited by a gentleman, his companion.

In the unlawful purpose.

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