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in evil. He excels his brother for a coward, yet his brother is reputed one of the best that is. In a retreat be out-runs any lacquey; marry, in coming on he has

Int. If your life be saved, will you undertake to betray the Florentine?

Par. Ay, and the Captain of his horse, Count Rose allon.

Int. I'll whisper with the General and know his pleasure.

Par. I'll no more drumming, a plague of all drums! Only to seem to deserve well, and to beguile the fupposition of that lascivious young boy the Count, have I run into danger; yet who would have suspected an ambush where I was taken ?

(Afide. Int. There is no remedy, Sir, but you must die; the General says, you, that have so traite rously discovered the secrets of your army, and made such peftifesous reports of men very nobly held, can serve the world for no honeft use; therefore you must die. Come, headsman, off with his head.

Par. O Lord, Sir, let me live, or let me see my death.

*Int. That shall you, and take your leave of all your friends.

(Unbinding him. So, look about


know Ber. Good morrow, noble Captain. 2 Lord. God bless you, Capio.n Paro!les. i Lord. God save you, noble Caps

2 Lord. Captain, what greeting wili you to my Lord Lafeu? I am for France.

Lord. Good Captain, will you give me a copy of that same sonnet you writ to Diara in behalf of the Count Roufillon? If I were not a very coward, I'd compel it of you ; but fare


[Exeunt. Int. You are undone, Captain, all but your scarf ; that has a knot on't yet.

Par. Who cannot be crush'd with a plot?

Ins. If y you could find out a country where but wo. men were that had receiv'd so niuch thame, you


you any here?

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might begin an impudent nation. Fare you well, Sir, I am for France too, we shall speak of you there.

[Exita Par. Yet am I thankful : if my heart were great, ?Twould burst at this. Captain I'll be no more, But I will eat and drink, and fleep as soft, As Captain fhall. Simply the thing I am Shall make me live: who knows himself a braggart, Let him fear this; for it will come to país, That every braggart shall be found an afs. Rut, sword ! cool, blushes ! and, Parolles, live Satelt in Thame! being fool'd, by fool'ry thrive; There's place and means for every man alive. P'll after them,



SCENE changes to the Widow's House, at


Enter Helena, Widow and Diana. FT

One of the greatest in the christian world [you,
Shall be my furety ; 'fore, whose throne 'tis needful,
Fre I can perfect mine intents, to kneel.
Time was, I did him a defired office
Dear a'moft as his life ; which gratitude
Through finty Tartars bosom would peep forth,
And answer thanks. I duly am inform’d,
His Grace is at Marseilles, to which place
We have convenient convoy ;: you muft know,
I am supposed dead; the army breaking,
My husband hies him home; where, heaven aiding,
And by the leave of my good Lord the King,
We'll be before our welcome.

Wid. Gentle Madam,
You never had a servant, to whose trust
Your business was more welcome.

Hel. Nor you, Mistress,
Ever a friend, whose thoughts more truly labour
To recompençe your love : doubt not, but heav'n


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Hath brought me up to be your daughter's dower..
As it hath fated her to be my motive
And helper to a husband. But, O ftrange men !
That can such sweet use make of what they hate,
When faucy trusting of the cozen'd thoughts
Defiles the pitchy night; fo luft doth play
With what it loaths, for that which is away.
But more of this hereafter. You, Diana,

my poor infructions yet must suffer Something in my behalf.

Dia. Let death and honesty:
Go with your impositions, I am yours
Upon your will i fuffer.

Hel. Yet I pray you : But with the word the time will bring on-summa: When briars shall have leaves as well as thorns, And be as sweet as sharp : we must away, (34) Our waggon is prepar’d, and time revives us ;. (35) All's well, that ends well; fill the fine's the crown; : Whate'er the course, the end is the renown. [Exeuni.

(34). Our waggon' is prepar'd, and time revives us ;] The word rewives conveys so little idea of sense here, that it seems very liable to fufpicion. How could time revive these travelling adventurers ? Helena could not have so poor a thought as to mean, “tho' we were tir'd. - last night, yet repose has given us fresh vigour, and now time re".vives us for a new fatigue." Can it then have this meaning? The consequences of our enterprize, and the happy iffue that may Crown it in time, revive our spirits, and animate us to a cheartul.. prosecution. - Mr. Warburton very realonat conjectures, that we

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and time revyes us ; i. e. looks us in the face, calls upon us to haften;

(35) All's weli, chat ends well; fill that finds ibe crown ;} Wine finds ? There is no substantive in the preceding branch of the sentence. to answer to this relative. But this is the reading only of Mr. Rowe and Mr. Pope; I have reftor'd the genuine text trom the first Foli. Our author is alluding to the Latin proverbial Gnome ; Finus corona! . opus. And he elsewhere uses the fine, to fignify, the end, the illuc. . So Benedick, in Mucb Ado about Nothing.

and the fine is, (for the which I may go.the finer,) I will live a batchellora

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SCENE changes to Roufillon in France.

Laf. ,

Enter Countess, Lafèu, and Clown.

O, no, no, your fon was mis-led with a snipta would have made all the unbak'd and dowy youth of a nation in his colour. Your daughter-in-law had been alive at this hour, and your son here at kome more ada vanc'd by the King than by the red-tail'd humble-bee I speak of.

Count. I would, I had not known him! it was the death of the most virtuous Gentlewoman that ever Na. ture had praile for creatiag : if he had partaken of my feth, and coit me the dearest groans of a mother, I could not have owed her a more rooted love.

Laf. 'Twas a good Lady, 'twas a good Lady. We may pick a thousand fallets ere we light on such anoa ther herb.

Clo. Indeed, Sir, she was the sweet marjoram of the fallet, or rather the herb of

grace. Laf. They are not fallet-herbs, you knave, they are nose herbs.

Clo. I am no great Nebuchadnezzar, Sir, I have noc mach skill in grais.

Laf. Whether dost thou profess thyself, a knave or a fool!

Clo. A fool, Sir, at a woman's service; and a knave, at a man's

Leaf. Your distinction ?

Clo, I would cozen the man of his wife, and do his service.

Laf. So you were a knave at his service, indeed.

Cho. And I would give his wife my bauble, Sir, to. do her fcrvice.

Laf. I will subscribe for thee, thou art both knave and fool.

Clo. Ai yout service.
Laf. No, no, no.


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Clo. Why, Sir, if I cannot serve you, I can serve as great a prince as you are. Laf. Who's that, a Frenchman?

Clo. Faith, Sir, he has an English name; but his phisnomy is more hotter in France than there. Laf. What Prince is that?

cle. The black Prince, Sir, alias the Prince of Darkness, alias the Devil.

Laf. Hold thee, there's my purse; I give thee not this to seduce thee from thy maller thou talk'it of, ferve him ftill.

Clo. I'm a woodland fellow, Sir, that always lov'd a great fire; and the master I speak of ever keeps a good fire ; but, fure, he is the Prince of the world, fet his nobility remain in's court. I am for the house with the narrow gate, which I take to be too little for pomp to enter : fome, that humble themselves, may; but the many will be too chill and tender, and they'll be for the flow'ry way that leads to the broad gate, and the great fire.

Laf. Go thy ways, I begin to be a weary of thee, and I tell thee so before, because I would not fall out : with thee. Go thy ways, let my horses be well look d to, without any tricks.

Clo. If I put any tricks upon 'em, they fall be jades tricks, which are their own right by the law of Na. ture,

[Exit. Laf. A shrewd knave, and an unhappy,

Count. So he is. My Lord, that's gone, made hiniself much fort out of him; by his authority he remains here, which he thinks is a patent for his fawciDess; and, indeed, he has no pace, but runs where he will.

Laf. I like him well, 'tis not amiss ; and I was about to tell you, since I heard of the good Lady's death, and that my

Son was upon

his return home, I mov'd the King my master to speak in the behalf of my daughter; which in the minority of them both, bis Majesty, out of a felf-gracious remembrance, did Grft propole ; his Highness hath promis'd inc to do it;

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