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time enough to go home. What shall I say I have done ? it must be a very plaufive invention that carries it. They begin to smoke me, and disgraces have of late knock'd too often at my door : I find my tongue is too fool-hardy ; but my heart hath the fear of Mars before it, and of his creatures, not daring the reports of my tongue.
Lord. This is the first truth that e'er thine own tongue was guilty of.
[Afide. Par. What the devil should move me to undertake the recovery of this drum, being not ignorant of the, impoflibility, and knowing I had no such purpose? I must give myself some hurts, and say, I got them in exploit. Yet flight ones will not carry it; they will say, Came you off with so little ? and great oncs i dare not give ; wherefore what's the instance ? Tongue, I must put you into a butter-woman's mouth, and buy myself another of Bajazet's mute, if you prattle me into these perils.
Lord. Is it possible he should know what he is, and be that he is ?
[ Afde, Par. I would the cutting of my garments would serve the turn, or the breaking of my Spanish sword. Lord. We cannot afford you fo.
[ Afide, Par. Or the baring of my beard, and to say it was in stratagem, Lord. "Twould not do.
[ Afide. Par. Or to drown my cloaths, and say I was ftript. Lord. Hardly serve.
[ Afide. Par. Though I swore I leapt from the window of the citadel Lord. How deep?
[Aside. Par. Thirty fathom.
Lord. Three great oaths would scarce make that be believed.
[Afide. Par. I would I had any drum of the enemy's; I would swear I recover'd it. Lord. You fhall hear one anon.
[ Afide. Par. A drum now of the enemy's !
Alarum within. Lord. Tlroco movoufus, cargo, cargo, cargo: ll. Cargo, cargo, villiando par corbo, cargo.
Par. Oh ! ransom ransom: do not hide mine eyes.
[They seize him, and blindfold him.. Inter. Bokos thromaldo bo kos.
Par. I know, you are the Muskos regiment,
Inter. Boskos vauvado ; I understand thee, and can speak thy tongue; Kerelybonto,—Sir, betake thee to thy faith, for leventeen poniards are at thy bofom.
Int. The general is content to spare thee ýet,
Par. Oh let me live,
will wonder at.
Int. Acordo linta.
[ A short alarum within. Lord. Go, tell the Count Rousillon and my brother, We've caught the woodcock, and will keep him muffTill we do hear from them.
(led Sol. Captain, I will,
Lord. He will betray us all unto ourfelves.
Sol. So I will, Sir.
SCENE II. Changes to the widow's house.
Enter Bertram and Diana.
Dia. No, my good Lord, Diana.
Ber. Titled goddess,
fine frame hath love no quality ?
sweet self was got. Dia. She then was honest. Ber. So should be.
Ber. No more o' that !
Dia. Ay, so you serve us,
Ber. How have I sworn !
Dia. 'Tis not the many oaths that make the truth;
Ber. Change it, change it:
do charge men with : stand no more off, But give thyself unto my fick desires, Which then recover, Say, thou art mine; and ever
My love, as it begins, fhall so persever.
Dia. I see that men make hopes in such affairs That we'll forsake ourselves. Give me that ring. ; Ber. I'll lend it thee, my dear, but have no power To give it from me.
Dia. Will you not, my Lord ?
Ber. It is an honour ’longing to our house,
Ber. Here, take my ring.
Dia. When midnight comes, knock at my chamber-
[Exit. Dia. For which live long to thank both heav'n and You may so in the end.
[me. My inother told me just how he would woo, As if she sat in's heart; she says, all men Have the like oaths : he had sworn to marry me, When his wife's dead : therefore I'll lie with him When I am buried. Since Frenchmen are so braid, Marry 'em that will, I'd live and die a maid; VOL. III.
Only, in this disguife, I think no fin.
i Lórd. You have not given him his mother's letter?
2 Lord. I have deliver'd it an hour fince; there is fomething in't that sting's his nature; for, on the reading it, he change'd almost into another man. i Lord. He has much worthy blame laid upon
him for shaking off so good a wife, and so sweet a lady.
2 Lord. Especially he hath incurred the everlasting displeasure of the King, who had even tun'd his bounty to sing happiness to him. I will tell you a thing, but you shall let it dwell darkly with you. i Lord. When you have spoken it, 'tis dead, and I grave
of it. 2 Lord. He hath perverted a young gentlewoman here in Florence, of a most chaste renown; and this night he fleshes his will in the spoil of her honour : he hath given her his monumental ring, and thinks himself made in the unchaste compofition.
i Lord. Now God delay our rebellion; as we are ourselves, what things we are !
2 Lord. Merely our own traitors; and as, in the common course of all treasons, we still see them reveal themselves, till they attain to their abhorr'd ends; fo he that in this action contrives against his own nobility, in his proper stream o'erflows himself.
i Lord. Is it not meant damnable in us to be the trumpeters of our unlawful intents ? we shall not then have his company to-night?
2 Lord. Not till after midnight; for he is dieted to his hour.
i Lord. That approaches apace. I would gladly have him fee his company anatomiz'd, that he might take a measure of his own judgment, wherein so curioufly he had set this counterfeit.
2 Lord. We will not meddle with him till he come; for his presence must be the whip of the other.