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Or I will throw thee from my care for ever, to pull at a smack o' the contrary. If ever thou Into the staggers, and the careless lapse Chate, be'st bound in thy scarf, and beaten, thou shalt of youth and ignorance; both my revenge and find what it is to be proud of thy bondage. I Loosing upon thee in the name of justice, have a desire to hold my acquaintance with Without all terms of pity: Speak; thine an- thee, or rather my knowledge; that I may say,
in the default,* he is a man I know. Ber. Pardon, my gracious lord; for I submit Par. My lord, you do me most insupportable My fancy to your eyes : When I consider, vexation. What great creation, and what dole of honour, Laf. I would it were hell-pains for thy sake, Flies where you bid it, I find, that she, which and my poor doing eternal: for doing I am late
past; as I will by thee, in what motion ago Was in my nobler thoughts most base, is now will give me leave.
[Exit. The praised of the king; who, so ennobled, Par. Well, thou hast a son shall take this Is, as 'twere, born so.
disgrace off me; scurvy, old, filthy, scurvy King. Take her by the hand,
lord Well, I must be patient; there is no And tell her, she is thine : to whom I promise fettering of authority. I'll beat him, by my A counterpoize : if not to thy estate,
life, if I can meet him with any convenience, A balance more replete.
an he were double and double a lord. 1'11 Ber. I take her hand.
have no more pity of his age, than I would King. Good fortune, and the favour of the have of—I'll beat him, an if I could but mest
king, Smile upon this contract; whose ceremony
Re-enter LAFEU. Shall scem expedient on the now-born brief, And be perform'd to-night: the solemn feast Laf. Sirrah, your lord and master's married, Shall more attend upon the coming space, there's news for you ; you have a new mistress. Expecting absent friends. As thou lov'st her, Par. I most unfeignedly beseech your lordThy love's to me religious; else, does err. ship to make some reservation of your wrongs:
[Exeunt King, BERTRAM, HELENA, He is my good lord: whom I serve above, is
Par. Ay, Sir.
Laf. The devil it is, that's thy master. Why Laf. Your lord and master did well to make dost thou garter up thy arms o'this fashion? his recantation.
dost make hose of thy sleeves? do other serPar. Recantation ?-My lord? my master? vants 30? Thou wert best set thy lower part Laf. Ay; Is it not a language, I speak?
where thy nose stands. By mine honour, if Par. A most harsh one ; and not to be under- I were but two hours younger, I'd beat thee: stood without bloody succeeding. My master? methinks, thou art a general offence, and every
Laf. Are you companion to the count Rou- man should beat thee. I think, thou wast sillon?
created for men to breathet themselves upon Par. To any count; to all counts; to what thee. is man.
Par. This is hard and undeserved measure, Laf. To what is count's man; count's master my lord. is of another style.
Laf. Go to, Sir ; you were beaten in Italy Par. You are too old, Sir ; let it satisfy you, for picking a kernel out of a pomegranate ; you you are too old.
area vagabond, and no true traveller: you are Laf. I must tell thee, sirrah, I write man; to more saucy with lords, and honourable perwhich title age cannot bring thee.
sonages, than the heraldry of your birth and Par. What I dare too well do, I dare not do. virtue gives you commission. You are not
Laf. I did think thee, for two ordinaries, * tu worth another word, else I'd call you knave. be a pretty wise fellow; thou didst make toler- I leave you.
[Erit. able vent of thy travel : it might pass : yet the
Enter BERTRAM. scarfs, and the bannerets, about thee, did manifoldly dissuade me from believing thee a
Par. Good, very good; it is so then.-Good, vessel of too great a burden. I have now found very good; let it be concealed a while. thee; when I lose thee again, I care not: yet
Ber. Undone, and forfeited to cares for ever!
Par. What is the matter, sweet heart? art thou good for nothing but taking up; and that thou art scarce worth.
Ber. Although before the solemn priest I Par. Hadet thou not the privilege of antiqui- I will not bed her.
have sworn, ty upon thee,
Par. What? what, sweet heart? Laf. Do not plunge thyself too far in anger, lest thou hasten ihy trial : which if-Lord have
Ber. O my Parolles, they have married me:-mercy on thee for a hen! So, my good window I'll to the Tuscan wars, and never bed her. of lattice, fare thee well; thy casement I need
Par. France is a dog-hole, and it no more not open, for I look through thee. Give me the tread of a man's foot: to the wars!
merits thy hand. Par. My lord, you give me most egregious
Ber. There's letters from my mother; what indignity.
the import is,
I know not yet. Laf. Ay, with all my heart; and thou art worthy of it.
Par. Ay, that would be known: To the wars, Par. I have not, my lord, deserved it.
my boy; to the wars! Laf. Yes, good faith, every dram of it; and He wears his honour in a box unseen, I will not bate thee a scruple.
Tbat hugs his kicksy-wicksyt here at home
Spending his manly marrow in her arms,
Of Mars' fiery steed: To other regions ! Which they distil now in the curbed time. France is a stable; we that dwell in't, jades; To make the coming hour o'erflow with joy, Therefore, to the war!
And pleasure drown the brim. Ber. It shall be so: I'll send her to my house, Hel. What's his will else? Acquaint my mother with my hate to her, Par. That you will take your instant leave And wherefore I am fled; write to the king
o the king,
[ing, 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 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 Attend his further pleasure. I'll send her straight away: To-morrow (me. 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 Hel. I pray you.-Come, sirrah. (Ereuni. in it. -'Tis hard;
SCENE V.-Another Room in the same. A young man, married, is a man that's marr'd:
Enter LAFEU and BERTRAM. Therefore away, and leave her bravely; go: The king has done you wrong; but, hush ! 'tis Laf. But, I hope, your lordship thinks nat
(Exeunt. him a soldier, SCENE IV.-The same.- Another Room in
Ber. Yes, my lord, and of very valiant apthe same.
Laf. You have it from his own deliverance. Enter HELENA and CLOWN.
Ber. And by other warranted testimony. Hel. My mother greets me kindly: Is she
Laf. Then my dial goes not true; I took this well?
lark for a bunting.t Clo. She is not well; but yet she has her
Ber. I do assure you, my lord, he is very health: she's very merry; but yet she is not well: but thanks be given, she's very well, great in knowledge, and accordingly valiant.
Laf. I have then sinned against his experiand wants nothing i'the world ; but yet she is
ence, and transgressed against his valour; and not well. Hel. If she be very well, what does she ail, yet find in my heart to repent. Here he comes;
my state that way is dangerous, since I cannot that she is not very well?
I pray you, make us friends, I will pursue the Clo. Truly, she's very well, indeed, but for
amity. two things.
Par. These things shall be done, Sir.
[To BERTRAN earth, from whence, God send her quickly!
Laf. Pray you, Sir, who's bis tailor?
Laf. O, I know him well: Ay, Sir; he, Sir, Par. Bless you, my fortunate lady!
is a good workman, a very good tailor. Hel. I hope, Sir, I have your good will to
Ber. Is she gone to the king ? have mine own good-fortunes. Par. You had my prayers to lead them on :
(Aside to PAROLLES.
Par. She is. and to keep them on, have them still.-0, my
Ber. Will she away to-night? knave! How does my old lady?
Par. As you'll have her. Clo. So that you had her wrinkles, and I her
Ber. I have writ my letters, casketed my money, I would she did as you say.
treasure, Par. Why, I say nothing.
Given order for our horses ; and to-night, Clo. Marry, you are the wiser man; for When I should take possession of the bridemany a man's tongue shakes out his master's And ere I do begin, undoing : To say nothing, to do nothing, to know nothing, and to have nothing, is to be a latter end of a dinner'; but one that lies three
Laf. A good traveller is something at the great part of your title; which is within a very thirds, and uses a known truth to pass a thoulittle of nothing.
sand nothings with, should be once heard, and Par. Away, thou’rt a knave.
thrice beaten. God save you, captain. Clo. You should have said, Sir, before a
Ber. Is there any unkindness between my knave thou art a knave; thatis, before me thou
lord and you, monsieur? art a knave: this had been trath, Sir.
Par. I know not how I have deserved to run Par. Go to, thou art a witty fool, I have
into my lord's displeasure. found thee. Clo. Did you find me in yourself, Sir? or and spurs and all, like him that leaped into
Laf. You have made shift to run into't, boots were you taught to find me? The search, Sir, the custard; and out of it you'll run again, was profitable
; and much fool may you find in rather than suffer question for your residence. you, even to the world's pleasure, and the increase of laughter.
Ber. It may be, you have mistaken him, my
Laf. And shall do so ever, though I took him A very serious business calls on him.
at his prayers. Fare you well, my lord : and
believe this of me, There can be no kernel in The great prerogative and rite of love, Which, as your due, time claims, he does ac- clothes : trust him not in matter of heavy con
this light put: the soul of this man is his knowledge; But puts it off by a compell’d restraint;
sequence; I have kept of them tame, and kuow Whose want, and whose delay, is strewed
their natures.-Farewell, monsieur : I har with sweets,
A specious appearance of necessity. 1 The bunting nearly resembles the skylark · burt has
spoken better of you, than you have or will de- 1 Lord. Holy seems the quarrel serve at my hand; but we mast do good against Upon your grace's part; black and fearful evil.
(Exit. On the opposer. Par. An idle lord, I swear.
Duke. Therefore we marvel much, our cousin Ber. I think so.
France Par. Why, do you not know him ?
Would, in so just a business, shut his bosom Ber. Yes, I do know him well; and common Against our borrowing prayers. speech
2 Lord. Good my lord, Gives him a worthy pass. Here comes my clog. The reasons of our state I cannot yield, * Enter HELENA.
But like a common and an outward man, Hel. I have, Sir, as I was commanded from That the great figure of a council frames
By self-unable motion : therefore dare not you,
[leave Spoke with the king, and have procured his Say what I think of it; since I have found
Myself in my uncertain grounds to fail For present parting; only, he desires
As often as I guess'd. Some private speech with you.
Duke. Be it his pleasure. Ber. I shall obey his will.
2 Lord. But I am sure, the younger of our You must not marvel, Helen, at my course, Which holds not colour with the time, nor does that surfeit on their ease, will, day by day,
nature, The ministration and required office
Come here for physic. On my particular : prepar'd I was not
Duke. Welcome shall they be ; For such a business; therefore am I found So much ansettled : This drives me to entreat Shall on them settle. You know your places
And all the honours, that can fly from us, you,
well; That presently you take your way for home; And rather muse,* than ask, why I entreat you : To-morrow to the field. [Flourish. Exeunt.
When better fall, for your avails they fell : For my respects are better than they seem; And my appointments have in them a need, SCENE II.--Rousillon.A Room in the Greater than shows itself, at the first view,
COUNTESS' Palace. To you that know them not. This to my mother:
[Giving a letter.
Enter Countess and Clown. 'Twill be two days ere I shall see you; so
Count. It hath happened all as I would have I leave you to your wisdom.
had it, save, that he comes not along with her. Hel. Sir, I can nothing say,
Clo. By my troth, I take my young lord to But that I am your most obedient servant. be a very melancholy man. Ber. Come, come, no more of that.
Count. By what observance, I pray you? Hel. And ever shall
Clo. Why, he will look upon his boot, and With true observance seek to eke out that, sing; mend the ruff,g and sing; ask questions, Wherein toward me my homely stars have faild and sing; pick his teeth, and sing : I know a To equal my great fortune.
man that had this trick of melancholy, sold a Ber. Let that go:
goodly manor for a song. My baste is very great: Farewell ; hie home. Count. Let me see what he writes, and when Hel. Pray, Sir, your pardon.
he means to come. [Opening a letter. Ber. Well, what would you say?
Clo. I have no mind to Isbel, since I was at Hel. I am not worthy of the wealth I owe;t court: our old ling and our Isbels o' the counNor dare I say, 'tis mine; and yet it is ; try are nothing like your old ling and your But, like a timorous thief, most fain would steal Isbels o' the court : the brains of my Cupid's What law does vouch mine own.
knocked out; and I begin to love, as an old Ber. What would you have?
man loves money, with no stomach. Hel. Something; and scarce so much :-no
Count. What have we here? thing indeed.
Clo. E'en that you have there. Eril. I would not tell you what I would : my lord Count. (Reads.] I have sent you a daughter'faith, yes ;
in-law : she hath recovered the king, and undone Strangers, and foes, do sunder, and not kiss. me. I have wedded her, not bedded her; and Ber. I pray you, stay not, but in haste to sworn to make the not eternal. You shall hear, horse.
I am run away; know it, before the report come. Hel. I shall not break your bidding, good If there be breadth enough in the world, I will my lord.
hold a long distance. My duty to you. Ber. Where are my other men, monsieur?
Your unfortunate son,
[drum To pluck his indignation on thy head, Par. Bravely, coragio!
[Exeunt. By the misprizing of a maid too virtuous
For the contempt of empire.
Clo. O madam, yonder is heavy news with
in, between two soldiers and my young lady. Flourish.-Enter the DUKE OF FLORENCE,
Count. What is the matter? atlended; two French Lords, and others.
Clo. Nay, there is some comfort in the news, Duke. So that from point to point, now have some comfort; your son will not be killed so The fundamental reasons of this war; [forth,
soon as I thought he would. Whose great decision hath much blood let
* I. I cannot inform you of the reasons. And more thirsts after.
| One not in the secret of affairs.
# As we may at present, our young fellows. • Wonder
The foldinent them of the bot.
Count. Why should he be killed ?
1 Gen. Indeed, good lady, Clo. So say I, madam, if he run away, as I The fellow has a deal of that, too much, hear he does: the danger is in standing to't; Which holds him much to have. that's the loss of men, though it be the getting Count. You are welcome, gentlemen, of children. Here they come, will tell you I will entreat you, when you see my son, more : for my part, I only hear, your son was To tell him, that his sword can never win run away.
(Exit Clown. The honour that he loses : more I'll entreat you
Written to bear along. Enter HELENA and two GENTLEMEN.
2 Gen. We serve you, madam, 1 Gen. Save you, good madam.
In that and all your worthiest affairs. Hel. Madam, my lord is gone, for ever gone.
Count. Not so, but as we change our courte2 Gen. Do not say so.
Will you draw near?
(sies.* Count. Think upon patience.---'Pray you,
[Exeunt Countess and GENTLEMEN. gentlemen,
Hel. Till I have no wife, I have nothing in I have felt so many quirks of joy, and grief,
France. That the first face of neither, on the start, Can woman* me unto't :—Where is my son, I Thou shalt have none, Rousillon, none in
Nothing in France, until he has no wife! pray you?
France, 2 Gen. Madam, he's gone to serve the duke Then hast thou all again. Poor lord! is't I of Florence :
[came That chase thee from thy country, and expose We met him thitherward; from thence we Those tender limbs of thine to the event And after some despatch in hand at court,
of the none-sparing war? and is it I (thou Thither we bend again.
That drive thee from the sportive court, where Hel. Look on his letter, madam; here's my Wast shot at with fair eyes, to be the mark passport.
Of smoky muskets? O you leaden messengers, [Reads.] when thou canst get the ring upon That ride upon the violent speed of fire,
my finger,t which never shall come off, and Fly with false aim ; move the still-piercing air, show me a child begotten of thy body, that I That sings with piercing, do not touch my lord! am father to, then call me husband : but in Whoever shoots at him, I set him there; such a then I write a never.
Whoever charges on his forward breast, This is a dreadful sentence.
I am the caitiff, that do hold him to it; Count. Brought you this letter, gentlemen? And, though I kill him not, I am the cause 1 Gen. Ay, madam;
(pains. His death was so affected : better 'twere, And, for the contents' sake, are sorry for our I met the ravint lion when he roar'd
Count. I pr’ythee, lady, have a better cheer; With sharp constraint of hunger; better 'twere If thou engrossest all the griefs are thine,
That all the miseries, which nature owes, Thou robb’st me of a moiety: He was my son ; Were mine at once : No, come thou home, But I do wash his name out of my blood, And thou art all my child. Towards Florence Whence honour but of danger wins a scar,
Rousillon, is he?
As oft it loses all; I will be gone : 2 Gen. Ay, madam.
My being here it is, that keeps thee hence : Count. And to be a soldier ?
Shall I stay here to do't? no, no, although 2 Gen. Such is his noble purpose : and, The air of paradise did fan the house, believe't,
And angels offic'd all : I will be gone; The duke will lay upon him all the honour
That pitiful rumour may report my flight, That good convenience claims.
To consulate thine ear. Come, night; end, day! Count. Return you thither?
For, with the dark, poor thief, I'll steal away. 1 Gen. Ay, madam, with the swiftest wing
. of speed. Hel. [Reads.) Till I have no wife, I have no
SCENE III.-Florence. Before the Duke's
Palace. thing in France. 'Tis bitter.
Flourish. Enter the DUKE OF FLORENCE, Count. Find you that there?
BERTRAM, LORDS, Officers, Soldiers, and others. Hel. Ay, madam.
Duke. The general of our horse thou art; 1 Gen. 'Tis but the boldness of his hand, haply, which
Great in our hope, lay our best love and creHis heart was not consenting to.
Upon thy promising fortune. Count. Nothing in France, until he have no
Ber. Sir, it is wife!
A charge too heavy for my strength; but yet There's nothing here, that is too good for him, We'll strive to bear it for your worthy sake, But only she; and she deserves a lord,
To the extreme edge of hazard. That twenty such rude boys might tend upon, Duke. Then go thou forth; And call her hourly, mistress. Who was with And fortune play upon thy prosperous helm, him?
As thy auspicious mistress ? 1 Gen. A servant only, and a gentleman Ber. This very day, Which I have some time known.
Great Mars, I put myself into thy file : (prove Count. Parolles, was't not?
Make me but like my thoughts; and I shall 1 Gen. Ay, my good lady, the.
A lover of thy drum, hater of love. [Exeunt. Count. A very tainted fellow, and full of
SCENE IV.-Rousillon.-- A Room in the wickedness.
Enter Countess and STEWARD. 1.e. Affect mo suddenly and deeply, as our sex are
Count. Alas! and would you take the letter usually affected.
of her? 11.e. When you can get the ring which is on my finger * In reply to the gentlemen's declaration that they are into your possession.
her servants, the countess answors no otherwise th&u * + ff thou keenegt all the sorrows to threrlf,
she returns the same posters of civilit. † Ravenous
[dence, Might you not know, she would do as she has rolles: a filthy officer he is in those suggestions* done,
for the young earl.-Beware of them, Diana : By sending me a letter? Read it again. their promises, enticements, oaths, tokens, and Stew. I am Saint Jaques' pilgrim, thither gone; all these engines of lust, are not the things they Ambitious love hath so in me offended,
go under:t many a maid hath been seduced That bare-foot plod I the cold ground upon,
by them; and the misery is, example, that so With sainted vow my faults to have amended.
terrible shows in the wreck of maiden hood, Irite, write, that, from the bloody course of war, that they are limed with the twigs that threat
cannot for all that dissuade succession, but My dearest master, your dear son may hie; Bless him at home in peace, whilst I from far,
en them. I hope, I need not to advise you furHis name with sealous fervour sanctify :
ther; but I hope, your own grace will keep His taken labours bid him me forgive;
you where you are, though there were no furI his despiteful Juno,* sent him forth
ther danger known, but the modesty which is
so lost. From courtly friends, with camping foes to live,
Dia. You shall not need to fear me.
Enter Helena, in the dress of a pilgrim. Whom I myself embruce, to set him free.
Wid. I hope so.- -Look, here comes a pilCount. Ah, what sharp stings are in her grim: I know she will lie at my house: thither mildest words
they send one another: I'll question her.Rinaldo, you did never lack advicet so much, God save you, Pilgrim! Whither are you As letting her pass so; bad I spoke with her,
bound? I could have well diverted her intents,
Hel. To Saint Jaques le grand. Which thus she hath prevented.
Were do the palmerst lodge, I do beseach you? Stew. Pardon me, madam:
Wid. At the Saint Francis here, beside the If I had given you this at over-night,
port, She might have been o'erta'en; and yet she Hel. Is this the way? Pursuit would be in vain.
(writes, Wid. Ay, marry, is it.-Hark you! Count. What angel shall
[A march afar off Bless this unworthy husband? he cannot thrive, They come this way:- If you will tarry, holy Unless her prayers, whom Heaven delights to
But till the troops come by, And loves to grant, reprive him from the wrath I wil conduct you where you shall be lodgid; Of greatest justice.-Write, write, Rinaldo, The rather, for, I think, I know your hostess To this unworthy husband of his wife ; As ample as myself. Let every word weigh heavy of her worth, Hel. Is it yourself? That he does weight too light: my greatest
Wid. If you shall pleas so pilgrim. grief,
Hel. I thank you, and will stay upon your Though little he do feel it, set down sharply.
leisure Despatch the most convenient messenger:- Wid. You come, I think from France? When, happily, he shall hear that he is gone,
Hel. I did so. He will return; and hope I may, that she, Wid. Here you shall see a countryman of Hearing so much, will speed her foot.again, That has done worthy service.
[yours Led hither by pure love : which of them both
Hel. His name, I pray you. Is dearest to me, I have no skill in sense Dia. The count Rousillon; Know you such To make distinction :--Provide this messen
a one ? ger:
Hel. But by the ear, that hears most nobly My heart is heavy, and mine age is weak;
His face I know not.
[of him. Grief would have tears, and sorrow bids me Dia. Whatsoe'er he is,
[Exeunt. He's bravely taken here. He stole from France SCENE V.-Wilhout the walls of Florence.
As 'tis reported, forý the king had married him
Against his liking: Thing you it is so ? A tucket afar off. Enter an old Widow of
Hel. Ay, surely, mere the truth ;|| I know Florence, DIANA, VIOLENTA, MARIANA. and
his lady. olher Citizens.
Dia. There is a gentleman, that serves the Wid. Nay, come; for if they do approach Reports but coarsely of her, [count, the city, we shall lose all the sight.
Hel. What's his name? Dia. They say, the French count has done Dia. Monsieur Parolles. most honorable service.
Hel. 0, 1 believe with him, Wid. It is reported that he has taken their In argument of praise, or to the worth greatest commander; and that with his own of the great count himself, she is too mean hand he slew the duke s brother. We ha e To have her name repeated; all her deserving lost our labour; they are gone a contrary way: Is a reserved honesty, and that hark: you may know by their trumpets. I have not heard examin'd.
Mar Come, let's return again, and suffice Dia. Alas, poor lady! ourselves with the report of it. Well, Diana, 'Tis a hard bondage, to become the wise take heed of this French earl : the honor of a Of a detesting lord. maid is her name; and no legacy is so rich as Wid. A right good creature: wheresoe'er honesty.
she is, Wid. I have told my nei hbour, how you Her heart weighs sadly: this young maid might have been solicited by a gentleman his com. A shrewd turn, if she pleas'd. [do her panion. Mar. I know that knave; bang him! one Pa
They are not the things for which their names would
make them pass. Alluding to the story of Hercules.
| Pilgrims ; so called from a staff or bougl of palos Discretion or thought.
they were wont to carry. Weigh here means lo ralue or esteco.
| The exact, the catiro truth.