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Thy will by my performance shall be serv'd:.
So make the choice of thine own time ; for I,
Thy resolv'd patient, on thee still rely.
More should I question thee, and more I must;
Though, more to know, could not be more to trust;
From whence thou cam'ft, how tended on,-But rest
Unquestion'd welcome, and undoubted blest.
Give me some help here, 'ho !-If thou proceed
As high as word, my deed shall match thy deed. (Exeunt,



Enter Countess and Clown. Count. Come on, sir; I shall now put you to the height of your breeding.

Clo. I will shew myself highly fed, and lowly taught: 1 know my business is but to the court.

Count. But to the court! why, what place make you special, when you put off that with such contempt? But to the court !

Clo. Truly, madam, if God have lent a man any manners, he may easily put it off at court: he that cannot make a leg, put off's cap, kiss his hand, and say nothing, has neither leg, hands, lip, nor cap; and, indeed, such a fellow, to say precisely, were not for the court; but, for me, I have an answer will serve all men.

Count. Marry, that's a bountiful answer, that fits all questions.

Clo. It is like a barber's chair, that fits all buttocks; the pin-buttock, the quatch-buttock, the brawn-butcock, or any buttock.


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Count. Will your answer serve fit to all questions ?

Clo. As fit as ten groats is for the hand of an attorney, as your French crown for your taffaty punk, as Tib's brush for Tom's fore-finger, as a pancake for Shrovetuesday, a morris for May-day, as the nail to his hole, the cuckold to his horn, as a fcolding quean to a wrangling knave, as the nun's lip to the friar's mouth; nay, as the pudding to his skin.

Count. Have you, I say, an answer of such fitness for all questions?

Clo. From below your duke, to beneath your constable, it will fit any question.

Count. It must be an answer of most monstrous size, that must fit all demands.

Clo. But a trifle neither, in good faith, if the learned should speak truth of it: here it is, and all that belongs to't: Ask me, If I am a courtier ; it shall do you no harm to learn.

Count. “To be young again, if we could: I will be a fool in question, hoping to be the wiser by your answer. I pray you, sir, are you a courtier ?

Clo. O Lord, fir, There's a simple putting off :more, more, a hundred of them.

Count. Sir, I am a poor friend of yours, that loves you.
Clo. O Lord, sir, Thick, thick, spare not me.

Count. I think, fir, you can eat none of this homely meat.

Clo. O Lord, sir,-Nay, put me to't, I warrant you.

brush]-rush-ring-a ring was formerly presented by the woman to the man, in return for that received from him, at a wedding. “ Strengthen'd by enterchangement of your rings.

Twelfth Night, Ac V, Sc. 1. Priest. skin.]-paunch.

To be young again)-This triling makes me seem so. O Lord, fir,)- A ridicule on that profane expletive.


Count. You were lately whip'd, fir, as I think.
Clo. O Lord, sir, - Spare not me.

Count. Do you cry, O Lord, fir, at your whipping, and Spare not me? Indeed, your O Lord, fir, is very sequent to your whipping ; you would answer very well to a whipping, if you were but 'bound to't.'

Clo. I ne'er had worse luck in my life, in my- 0 Lord, fir : I see, things may serve long but not ferve ever.

Count. I play the noble housewife with the time, to entertain it so merrily with a fool.

Clo. O Lord, sir,-why, there't serves well again.

Count. An end, sir, to your business : Give Helen this, And urge her to a present answer back : Commend me to my kinsmen, and my fon; This is not much.

Clo. Not much commendation to them.

Count. Not much employment for you: You understand me?

Clo. Most fruitfully; I am there before my legs.
Count. Haste you again.



· The Court of France.
Enter Bertram, Lafeu, and Parolles.

Laf. They say, miracles are paft; and we have our philosophical persons, to make s modern and familiar, things supernatural and causeless. Hence is it, that we make trifles of terrors; ensconcing ourselves into seeming

f bound toʻt.)—to say so.
& modern)-cheap.
no caujeless.]-independent on fecond causes.


knowledge, when we should submit ourselves to ' an unknown fear.

Par. Why, 'tis the rarest argument of wonder, that hath shot out in our later times.

Ber. And so 'tis.
Laf. To be relinquish'd of the artists,-
Par. So I say.

Laf. Both of Galen and Paracelsus, of all the learned and * authentic fellows,

Par. Right, fo I say.
Laf. That gave him out incurable,
Par. Why, there 'tis ; so say I too.
Laf. Not to be help'd, -
Par. Right; as 'twere, a man afsur'd of an-
Laf. Uncertain life, and sure death.
Par. Juft, you say well; so would I have said.
Laf. I may truly say, it is a novelty to the world.

Par. It is, indeed : if you will have it a shewing-you shall read it in, What do you call there?

Laf. A 'shewing of a heavenly effect in an earthly actor. Par. That's it I would have said; the very same.

Laf. Why, your dolphin is not luftier : 'fore me I speak in respect

Par. Nay, 'tis strange, 'tis very strange, that is the brief and the tedious of it ; and he is of a most " facinorous fpirit, that will not acknowledge it to be the

Laf. Very hand of heaven.
Par. Ay, so I say. ,

Laf. In a most weak and debile minister, great power, great transcendence: which should, indeed, give us a farther use to be made, than alone the recovery of the king.

Par. As to be
Laf. Generally thankful

i an unknown fear.)-the object of it. . authentic]-regular. ! A poewing of a &c. )--the title of some pamphlet is here pretended. so your dolphin)-the Dauphin. * facinorous]-wicked.


Enter King, Helena, and attendants. Par. I would have faid it ; you say well: Here comes the king.

Laf. *Lustigh, as the Dutchman says: I'll like a maid the better, while I have a tooth in my head : Why, he's able to lead her a corranto. Par. PMort du Vinaigre! Is not this Helen ?

Laf. 'Fore God, I think so.

King. Go, call before me all the lords in court.
Sit, my preserver, by thy patient's side ;
And with this healthful hand, whose banish'd sense
Thou hast repeal'd, a second time receive
The confirmation of my promis'd gift,
Which but attends thy naming

Enter several Lords.
Fair maid, send forth thine eye: this youthful parcel
Of noble bachelors stand at my bestowing,
O'er whom both fovereign power and father's voice
I have to use: thy frank election make;
Thou hast power to chuse, and they none to forsake.

Hel. To each of you one fair and virtuous mistress
Fall, when love please !-marry, to each ! but one !

Laf. I'd give 'bay curtal, and his furniture,
My mouth no more were broken than these boys',
And writ as little beard.

King. Peruse them well : '
Not one of those, but had a noble father.

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Luftigh,]mftout, lusty.
P Mort du Vinaigre!]-an evasive substitute for Mort Dieu.

9 but one ! ]-except Bertram ; modestly excluding herself from the title of a fair and virtuous mistress, at the same time that she hoped to be his. 'bay curtal]-my dock'd horse. o broken].-- from loss of teeth.


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