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And the device he bears upon his shield
[The third Knight passes. Sim. And what's the third ? Thai.
The third of Antioch; And his device, a wreath of chivalry: The word, Me pompæ proverit apex.
[The fourth Knight passes. Sim. What is the fourth?
Thai. A burning torch, that's turned upside down; The word, Quod me alit, me extinguit. Sim. Which shows, that beauty hath his power
and will, Which can as well inflame, as it can kill.
[The fifth Knight passes. Thai. The fifth, an hand environed with clouds; Holding out gold, that's by the touchstone tried: The motto thus, Sic spectanda fides.
[The sixth Knight passes. Sim. And what's the sixth and last, which the
knight himself With such a graceful courtesy deliver'd ?
Thai. He seems a stranger; but his present is A wither'd branch, that's only green at top; The motto, In hac spe vivo.
Sim. A pretty moral; From the dejected state wherein he is, He hopes by you his fortunes yet may flourish. i Lord. He had need mean better than his out
ward show Can any way speak in his just commend:
6 — Piu per dulcura que per fuerçu.] That is, more by sweetness than by force. The author should have written Mas per dulçura, &c. Più in Italian signifies more; but, I believe, there is no such Spanish word. MALONE.
For, by his rusty outside, he appears
lance. 2 Lord. He well inay be a stranger, for he comes To an honour'd triumph, strangely furnished.
3 Lord. And on set purpose let his armour rust Until this day, to scour it in the dust.
Sim. Opinion's but a fool, that makes us scan
[Exeunt. [Great Shouts, and all cry, The mean knight.
But you, my knight and guest;
Per. 'Tis more by fortune, lady, than my merit.
i— the whipstock,] i. e. the carter's whip.
• The outward habit by the inward man.) i. e. that makes us scan the inward man by the outward habil. This kind of inversion was formerly very common.
Sim. Call it by what you will, the day is yours; And here, I hope, is none that envies it. In framing artists, art hath thus decreed, To make some good, but others to exceed; And you're her labour'd scholar. Come, queen
o'the feast, (For, daughter, so you are,) here take your place: Marshal the rest, as they deserve their grace. Knights. We are honour'd much by good Simo
nides. Sim. Your presence glads our days; honour we
Marsh. Sir, yond's your place.
Some other is more fit. i Knight. Contend not, sir; for we are gentle
Per. You are right courteous knights.
Sit, sit, sir; sit. Per. By Jove, I wonder, that is king of thoughts, These cates resist me, she not thought upon.'
Thai. By Juno, that is queen
Thai. To me he seems like diamond to glass.
Per. Yon king's to me, like to my father's picture, Which tells me, in that glory once he was;
9 These cates resist me, she not thought upon.] i. e. go against my stomach. I would read, however, - be not thought upon.
Had princes sit, like stars, about his throne,
Sim. What, are you merry, knights ?
sence ? Sim. Here, with a cup that's stor'd unto the brim, (As you do love, fill to your mistress' lips) We drink this health to you. Knights.
We thank your grace.
What is it
O, attend, my daughter;
- and princes, not doing so,
Are wonder'd at.] i. e. when they are found to be such small insignificant animals, after making so great a noise.
? Therefore to make's entrance - ] By his entrance, I believe, is meant his present trance, the reverie in which he is supposed to be
nce he is, his nahim, we desire to 1 (Aside.
We drink this standing-bowl of wine to him.3
Thai. Alas, my father, it befits not me
Thai. The king my father, sir, has drunk to you.
Per. A gentleman of Tyre-(my name, Pericles;
Sim. Now by the gods, I pity his misfortune,
this standing-bowl of wine to him.] A standing-bowl was a bowl resting on a foot.
* Even in your armours, as you are address’d,! As you are accoutered, prepared for combat.