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Boyes. Now,fidam, summon up your dearest

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Is a sharp wit match'd 3 with too blunt a wil; Before tbe King of Navarre's Palace.

Whole edge hath power to cut, whole will 1 Sit's

It thould none 1pare that come within his power. Enter the Princefi of France, Rosaline, Mariz, Ka Prin. Some merry mocking lord, belike; is't 101 ibarini, Baret, Lords, çard o:ber itendents.

Mar. They say so molt, that most his humus W,


(grow. spirits ;

Prin. Such short-liy'd wito do wither as they Consider who the king your father sends ;

Who are the ret?

[youtli, To whom he fends; and what's his embally : Kath. The young Dumain, a well-accomplül'd Yourself, held precious in the world's etteem ; Of all that virtue love for virtue lov'd : To parley with the role inheritor

Most power to do most harm, leatt knowing ill; Of all perfections that a man may owe,

For he hath wit ro make an ill thape good, Matchless Xararre: che plea of no less weight And shape to win grace though he had nu wit, Than Aquitain, a dowjy for a queen.

I saw him at the duke Alençon's once; He now as prodigal of all dear grace,

And much too little, of that good l lass, As nature rus in making graces dear,

Is my report to his great worthiness.
When the dich Nurve the general world beside, Roli. Another of these it:idents of that time
And prodically give them all to you. (mean, Was there with him, as I have heard a truth;

I'rin. Gudlord Poyet, ry becury, though but Biron they call him ; but a merrier man,
Needs inot the painted tluurth of your pruise ; Within the limit of becoming mirth,
Beauty is bought by judgment of the eye, I never spent an hour's talk with.a? :
Notutte; d by be fale of charmer's tongues : His eye begets occafion for his mit;
I am leis proud to hear you tell my waith, For every object that the one doth cach,
Thin you much yilling to be counind wie The other turns to a nith-moving jet;
In spending thus your wie in prove of mine. Which his toir tongue (conceit's expofitoi)
But now to task the tasker,Good Boyet, Delivers in such apt and gracious words,
You are not ignorint, all-teling fanie

That aged cars play truant at lois tales,
Dotha noite abrond, Navarre hath made a vow, And younger bearings are quite fuaviflı'd;
Till painfui Rudy thall out-wer three years,

Go tweet and voluble is lois discourse. No wopran muy approach his filent count:

Prin.. God blets in ladies! are they all in love ; Therefore to us fcemetlit a needful courte, That every one her own hath gamind Before we enter his forbidden gates,

With tucli hececking ornaments of praise? To know his pleature; and, in that behalf,

Mar. Here comes Bojet, Bold of your wishness, we fingie you

Re-enti Briget As our boit-muring sur folic tor':.

Prin. Now, what admittance, lord? Tell him, the daughter of the king of France, Bovil. Xavure had notice of your fair approach; On serious business, craving quick dispatch, And he and his competitors in path Iniportunes personal conference with his grace. Here all addressid 4 to meet yoll, gentle lady, Haite, fignify so much ; while we attend,

Before I came. Marry, thus much I have learnit, Like humbie-visag d suitors, his high will, He rather means to lodge you in the field, Bayer. Proud of employment, willingly I go. (Like one that come here to besiege bis court)

[Exil. Than feek a dispenfation for his 0,7th, Prir. All pride is willing pride, and yours is so.—To let you enter his unpeopled loafe. Who are the votaries, my loving lords,

Here comes Navarre. That are vow-fellows with this virtuous duke? Enter the King, Longozzilli, Dumair, Biran, arid Lod. Lungaville is one.

trendients. Prın. know you the man ?

King. Fair princess, welcome to the court of Mexr. Ikrev: him, inadam ; at a marriage fcant,

Navarre, Between Lorri Perigort and the beauteous heir Prin. Fair, I give you back again ; and, welO: 1pes Fulconbridge folemnized,

come I have not yet : the roof of this court is too In Norirandy this ! this Langarille:

high to be yours; and welcome to the wide fields A man of sovereign parts he is cítcend;

too base to be niine. Weli nitted in the arts, glorious in arms:

King. You shall be welcome, madam, to my Working beern:s him i!!, that he would well. The only foil of his fatio virtue's gloss,

I's in. I will be welcome then; conduct me (!f virtue's gloss wil man with any foil)



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King. Hear me, dear lady ; I have sworn an And wrong the reputation of your name, oth.

In 10 unseeming to confeis receipe
Piin. Our Lady help my lord! he'll he forsworn. Of that which hath so faithfully been paid.
airs. Not for the world, fair andam, by my will. King. I do proteit, I never heard of it;
Prime Why, will fall break it ; will, and no. And, if you prove it, I'll repay it back,
thing else.

Or yield up Aquitain.
King, Vour lulyfhip is ignorant what it is. Erin. We arielt your word:-

Prin. Were my lord so, his ignorance were wise, Buyet, you can produce acquittances,
Where now his knowledge nuut prove ignorance. For such a fum, from special officers

I hear, your gracefuth fivurn-out houle-keeping : Of Charles his father.
Tis deadly fin to keep that uath, my lord, -

Kiss. Satisfy ine to.

[come, And fin to break it:

boyct. Su please your grace, the packet is not But paruon me, I am too sudelen bold;

Where that and other specialties are bound; To teach a teacher ill bcleemerh me.

To-morrow you shall have a figlit of them. Vouchsafe to read the purpose of my coming, King. It thall suflice me ; at which interview, And suddenly resolve me in my fuit.

All liberal reason I will yield unto. King. Madam, I will, if suddenly I may. Mean time, receiie such welcome at my hand, Prin. You will the fooner, that I were away ;

As honour, without breach of honour, may
Eur you'll prove perjur'd, if you make me stay. Muke tender of to thy truc worthiness:

Biron. Did not I dance with you in Brabant once : You Hlity not come, fair princess, in my gates ;
Roj. Did not I dance with you in Brabut once? But here without you shall be fo receiv'd,
Biran. I know, you did.

As you thall deem yourself lodg'd in my heart, Ruf. How needleis was iç then,

Though to deny'd fair harbour in my house. To ak the question !

lour own good thoughts excuse me, and furewell ; Bion. You rutt not be to quick.

To-morrow we thail visit you again.

[grace! ROC. 'Tis long of you, that fpur me with such Prin. Sweet health and fair destres consort your queitions.

(tire. King. Thy own with, wish I thee in every place! Bion. Your wie's too het, it ipee is too faft, 'twill

[Exit." R. Not till it Icave the rider in the mire. Biron. Lady, I will commend you to my own Biron. What time o' Jay:

Roj. I pray you, do my commenciations; (heart. Rs. The hour thit fools ihould alk.

I would be glad tu see it. Pion. Now: fair berall your inaik!

Béron. I would, you heard it groan. Rat. Pair fall the face it covers!

RO. Is the fool fick? Bion. And send you may lovers !

Biro. Sick at the heart. Rol Amen ; so you be none.

Rol. Alack, let it blood.
Biror. Nity, then will I be gone.

Biron. Woul that do it good ?
Aing. Madam, your t.ther here doth intimate Rol. My phyfick finys, 1.
The payment of a hundred thousand crownis ; Biron. Will you prick 't with your eye?
Being but the one half of an entire sum

Rot. Non


knife. Disbursed by my father in his wars.

Biren. Now, God save thy life! But say, that he, or we, (as neither have)

Rol. And yours from long living! Receiv'd that fum ; yet there remains unpaid Biron. I cannot 1 tay thankigiving. A hundred thousand more, in surety of the which Dim. Sir, I pray you, ? Word; What lady is Cne part of Aquitain is bound to us,

that fame? Although not valu'd to the money's worth.

Boyet. The heir of Alençon, Rosaline her name. If then the king your father will restore

Dim. A gallant lauly! Monfieur, fare you well. But that one half which is uníatisfy'd,

[Exis. We will give up our right in Aquitain,

Long. I beseech you, a word; What is the in And hold fair friendship with his majetty.

the white ?

light. But that, it seems, he little purposeth,

Böyt. A woman fometimes, an you law her in the For here he doth demand to have repaid

Luig. Perchance, light in the light : I defie hier, An hundred thousand crowns; and not demands, On payment of a hundred thousand crowns, Boyet. She hath but one for herself; to defire To have his title live in Aquitain ;

that, were a shame. Which we much rather had depart' withal, Long. Pray you, sir, whole er ? And have the money by our father lent,

Boyet. Her mother's, I have heard. Than Aquitain fo gelded as it is.

Long. God's bleiling on your bead !
Dear princess, were not his requets so far

Boyet. Good lir, be not offended :
From reafon's yielding, your fáir self Ihould make She is an heir of Faulconbridge.
A yielding, 'gainit tome reafon in my breaft, Long. Nay, my choler is ended.
And go sell satisfied to France again.

She is a muft sweet lady.
Prin. You do the king my father too much wrong, Boyet. Not unlike, fir ; that may be. [Ex. Long.


1 Depart is here synonymous to part with.


Biron. What's her name in the cap?

His heart, like an agat, with your print impressed, Boyet. Katharine, by good hap.

Proud with his form, in his cye pride expressed : Biron. Is the wedded, or no ?

His tongue, all impatient to speak and not lee, Boyct. To her will, sir, or so.

Did Itumble with hatte in his eye-right to be ; Biron. You are welcome, fir; adieu !

All senses to that sense did make their repair, Boyet. Farewell to me, fir, and welcome to you. To fcel only looking on fairet of fair :

[Exie Biron. Methought, all his senses were lock'd in his eye, Mar. That last is Biron, the merry mad-cap lord; As jewels in crystal for fome prince to buy ; Nol a word with him but a jeit.

Who, tendering their own worth, from whence Boyet. And every jest but a word. (word.

they were glaís'd, Prin. It was well done of you to take him at his Did point out to buy them, along as you pass'd. Boyet. I was as willing to grapple, as he was to His face's own margent did quote luch amazes, Mar. Two hot sheeps, marry! [board. That all eyes saw his eyes inchanted with gazes ; Boyet. And wherefore not thips ?

I'll give you Aquitain, and all that is his, 'Notheep, sweet lamb, unless we feed on your lips. An you give him for my fake but one loving kiss.

Mar. You sheep, and I pasture; shall that tinish Prin. Come, to our pavilion : Boyet is disposide Boyet. So you grant pasture for me. (the jest? Bayer. But to speak that in words, which his Mar. Not so, gentlo beat;

eye hath disclos'd ; My lips are no common, though several' they be. I only have made a mouth of his eye, Boyet. Belonging to whom ?

By adding a tongue which I know will not lye. Mar. To my 'fortunes and me, [agrce: Rof. Thou art an old love-mionger, and speak'it Prir. Good wits will be jangling : but, gentles,

skilfully. The civil war of wits were much better ulcd Mar. He is Cupid's grandfather, and learns new's On Navarre and his book-men; for here 'tis abused,

of him. Bayet. If my observation, which very seldom lyes) Rof. Then was Venus like her mother; for her By the heart's still rhetorick, disclosed with eyes,

father is but grim, Deceive me not nou, Navarre is infected.

Bayet. Do you hear, my mad wenches ?
Prin. With what?

Mar. No.
Boyet. With that which we lovers intitie affected. Bryrt. What then, do you see?
Prin. Your refon?

(retire RS. Ay, our way to be gone. Boyet. Why, all his behaviours did make their Boyet. You are too bard for me. To the court of his cye, peeping thorough delure :

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feet, humour it with turning up your eye-lids ; 7 Park; next the Palace

righ a note, and sing a note; sometime through

the throat, as if you swallow'd love with singing Hinter Armado and Morb.

Love; sometime through the nose, as if you snutt'd Arm. W A Rete hilat i make pasionate my

houte-like, o'er the shop of your eyes ; with your Morb, Carolinelo

[Singing. arms cross'd on your chin belly-doublet, like a Arm. Sucet air !--Go, tenderness of years ; rabbit on a spit; or your hands in your pocket, take this key, give enlargement to the swain, bring like a man after the old painting; and keep not him feftinately 2 hither ; I mult employ him in a too long in one tune, but a snip and away : These letter to my love.

are complements s, these are humours: these beMoch. Master, will you win your love with a tray nice wenches--that would be betray'd withFrench brawl3?

out these ; and make the men of note, (do you Arm. How mean'st thou? brawlinz in French? note mon ?) that are most affected to these

Moch. No, my compleat master : but to jig off Arm. How hast thou purchas'd this experience a tune at the tongue's end, canary + to it with your Moth. By my penny of obiervation.

1 This word, which is provincial, and ought to be spelt serezell, is said to mean those pieces of land in large open unincloled conneries, which bear corn and grass, in contradistinction to the common field, which always lay fallow for the purpose of grazing cows and theep. 3 That is, haftily. 3 A kind of dance. 4 Canary was the name of a sprightly nimble dance. si. e. accomplishments, 6 The meaning is, that they not only inveigle the young girls, but make the men taken notice of too, who aficct them.

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Am. But 0,but O--

C. Noegma, no riddle, no l'envoy; no salve Morb. -the hobby-horse is forgot',

in the muale, fir : 0) sir, plantoin, a plain plantain ; 4:11. Call'It thou my love, hobby-horfe? no l'emix, no lenzo, or falve, fir, but a plau

Vorh. No, master; the hobby-horse is but atain ! colt 2, and your love, perhaps, a hickney. But Arm. By virtue, thou enforceft laughter ; thy have you forgot your love ?

Olly thought, my spleen ; the heaving of my lungs Arri. Almoft I had.

provokes me to ridiculous fiiling: 0, pardon Morh. Negligent 1tudent ! learn her by heart. me, my stars! Doth the inconfiderate töke false erm. By heart, and in heart, boy.

for linvoy, and the word l'energy for a falve? Mob. And out of heart, mater; all those tice Morb. Doth the wise think them other? is not I will prove.

Fenvoy a falve?
Arm. What wilt thou prove?

Irm. No, page ; it is an epilogue or discourse,
Moth. A min, if I lire; and this, by, in, and

to mike plain
without, upon the inftart: By he:ut you love her, Some obfcure precedence that hath tofore been sain.
becaule your heut cannot come by her : in hcart I will example it :
you love her, because your heart is in love with The fox, the ape, and the humble-hee,
her; and out of heut you love trer, being out of Were 1til at odds, being but three.
heart that you cannot enjoy her.

There's the moral: Now the l'envoy.
Arm. I am all these three.

Motb. I will add the l'invoy; Say the moral again. Morb. And three times as much more, and yer Arm. The fox, the ape, and the humble-bec, pothing all.

Were still at odds, being but three : Arm. Fetch hither the swain; he must carry Morb. Until the goose came out of door, me a letter.

Staying the odds by adding four. Math. A message well fympathis'd; a horse to Now will I begin your moral, and do you follow be embassador for an ais!

with my lenvoy. Arm. Ha, ha ; what sayest thou?

The fox, the ape, and the humble bec,
Mob. Marry, sir, you must send the ass upon Were full at odds, being but three :
the horse, for he is very 1low-gaited : But I gu. Arm. Until the goose came out of door,
Arin. The way is but mort; away:

Staying the odds by adding four.
Vorb. As swift as lead, fir.

Morb. A good i'envoy, ending in the goose ;---
Arm. Thy meaning, pretty ingenious ? Would you detire more ?
Is not lead a metal heavy, dull, and Now?

Cojl. The boy hath fold him a bargain, a goose,
Meth. Minime, honeft matter, or rather, mal-

that's fiat :

(fat. ter, no.

Sir, your penny-worth is good, an your goule be A1m. I say, lend is flow.

To fell a bargain well, is as cunning as fast and Verb. You are too twift, fir, to try so :

loose :
Is that lead flow, which is tir'd from a gun? Let me see a fat l'envoy; ay, that's a fat goose.
Am. Sweet smoke of rhetorick!

Arm. Come hither, come hither : How did this
He reputes me a cannon ; and the bullet, that's he : argument begin?
I shovi thee at the fwain.

Muib. By taying, that a Cotard was broken in
Mo:b. Thump then, and I nee. [Exit. a fhin : then call'd you for the l'invoy.
Arm. A most acuie juvennl ; voluble and free of Cf. True, and I for a plantain ; thus came .

(face: :lyour argument in :
By thy favour, tweet welkin ?, I must sigh in thy Then the boy's fat l'envoy, the goose that you
Moft rude melancholy, valour gives thee place.

bought ;
My herald is return'd.

And he ended the market.
Re-enter Moth and Costard.

Arm. But tell me ; how was there a Costard 6
Mob. A wonder, master ; here's a Costard 4 bru- broken in a thin?
ken in a shin.

Mih. I will tell you sensibly. Arm. Some enigma, some riddle : come,-thy Cojl. Thou haft no feeling of it, Moth; I will l'envoys ;-begin.

speak that l'envoy:! In the celebration of May-day, besides the sports now used of hanging a pole with garlands, and dancing round it, formerly a boy was drelled up representing maid Marian ; another like a friar; and another rode on a hobby-horse, with bells jingling, and painted streamers. After the Retormation took place, and Precisians multiplied, thele latter rites wcre looked upon to favour of paganism; and then inaid Marian, the friar, and the poor hobby-horse, were turned out of the games, Soine who were noi lo wisely precise, but regreited the difule of the hobby-horse, no d sized this fulpicion of idolatry, and archly wrote the epitaph above alluded to. Now Much, hearing Armado groan ridiculously, and cry out, But ch! kui oh! -humouroully pieces out his exclamation with the fequel of this epitaph. 2. Meaning, a hot. mad-brain’d, unbroken young fellow ; o sometimes an old fellow with juvenile delires. 3 Welkin is the sky. 4 i. e. a head,

5 The Perroy, which is a term borrowed from the old French puetry, appeared always at the head of a tew concluding verses to each piece, and either forved to convey the moral, or to address the poem to some particular person. • The head was ancicotly called the colari, as obferveu above. --A 10% Hud likewise hgnified a crab-frick.

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1, Coftard, rinning out, that was safely within, Cofi. I will come to your worship to

morrow Fell over the threshold, and broke my shin. morning.

2. We will talk no more of this matter. Biron. It must be done this afternoon. Hark, Coff. Till there be more matter in the thin. Nave, it is but this : riini. Sirrah, Cottard, I will enfranchile thee. The princeis comes to hunt here in the park,

1.6. (), nurry me to one Frances ;--I smell And in her train there is a gentle lady ; [name, fome l'escay, some gooie, in this.

When tongues speak tweetly, then they name her 4.1. By my sweet soul, I mean, setting thee And Rofiline they call her : ask for her ; at liberty, enfreedoming thy person; thou wert And to her sweet hand see thou do commend inmur'd, restrained, captivated, bound. This feal'd-up countel. There's thy guerdon ; go. C.. True, true ; and now you will be my pur

Gizes him money. gation, and let me looje.

Cot. Guerdon, sweet guerdon 2 ! better than frm. I give thee thy liberty, set thee from du- remuneration ; eleven-pence farthing better :-rance ; and, in lieu thereof, inipote on thee nothing Moft sweet guerdon !-I will do it, fir, in prine?. but this : Bear this fignificant to the country maid-Guerdon--remuneration.

(Exit. Jaquenetta : there is remuneration ; (Gieing him Biron. 0 !--And I, forsooth, in love! 1, tha money.} for the best ward of mine honour, is, re- have been love's whip; warding my dependants. Moth, follow. [Exit. A very beadle to a humourous righ;

Viorb. Like the sequel, I. Signior Coitard, A critic; nay, a night-watch conftable ; adicu.

[Exit. A domineering pedant o'er the boy, Coji. My sweet ounce of man's Aesh ! my incony' Than whom no mortal fo magnificent ! Jew!--

This wimpled +, vs hining, publind, wayward boy; Now will I look to his remuneration. Remune- This fignior Junio's giant-dwarf, Dan Cupid, sation! (, that's the Latin word for three far-Regent of love-rhimes, lord of foldeu armis, things : three farthings-remuneration.--) but's The anointed sovereign of fighs and groans, sk: price of this inkle ' a penny :--No, I'll give ys: Liege of all loiterers and malecontents, a remuneration : why, it carries it.---Remunera- Dread prince of placket;, king of codpieces, tion !--why, it is a furer name than French crown. Sole imperator, and great general I will never buy and sell out of ihis word. Of trorting paritors ;--- () my little heat! Enter Biron.

And I to be a corporal of his fiele',

And wear his colours like a tumbler'; hoop" ! Biron. O, my good knave Coftard ! exceedingly What? what? I love! I sue! I seek a wife! well mer. 1

A woman, that is like a German clock, Coti. Pray you, fir, how much carnation ribbon still a repairing ; ever out of frame ; may'a man buy for a remuner:tion ?

And never going aright, being a watch, - Bian. What is a rernuneriition:

But being watch'd that it may itill go right? Col. Mariy, fir, bali-penny forthing.

Nay, to be perjurd, which is wortof all : Errom. O, why then, three-farthing-worth of And, among three, to love the worst of all : filk.

A whitely wanton with a velvet brow', Cf. I thank your worship : God be with you. With two pitch-balls ituck in her force for eyes; Biron. O, ftay, nave; I must employ thee :

Ay, and by heaven, one that will do the deed, As thou wilt will my favour, pood my knave,

Though Argus were her eunuch and her guard : Do one thing for me that I thali entreat.

And I to figh for her! to watch for her! Coli. When would you have it done, fır?

To pray for her ! Go to; it is a plague Biron. O, this afternoon.

That Cupid will impote for my neglect Coll. Well, I will do it, fır: Fare you well.

Of his almiglity dreadful little might. [groin ; Biron. O, thou knowelt not what it is.

Well, I will love, write, figh, pray, sue, and Crit. I Mall know, sir, when I have done it.

Some men must love my lady, and iome Joan. Bion. Why, villain, thou must know firit.


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I Incony, or kony, in the north, signifies fine, delicate-as a konything, a fine thing. 2 1. c. reward. 3 1. c. with the in moll niccty. 4 The wimple was a hood or veil which fell over the face. s An af H.271107, or paritor, is an ollicer of the hiihop's court, who carries out citations for fornication and other matters cognizable in his couli. o Thät is, hanging on one shoulder, and falling under the oppolite arm.


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