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Be wisely definite: Nor i'the appetite;
: The cloyed will, (That satiate yet unsatisfied desire, That tub both fill’d and running,) ravening first The lamb, longs after for the garbage. Imo.
What, dear sir, Thus raps you? Are you well?: lach. Thanks, imadam; well :-'Beseech, you, sir, : + desire
To PISANIO, My man's abode where I did leave him : he Is strange and peevish. . . Pis.
I was going, sir, To give him welcome.
[Exit PisaniO. . Imo. Continues well my lord? His health, 'be
lach. Exceeding pleasant; none a stranger there
When he was here, He did incline to sadness; and oft-times Not knowing why. .
Tach. i. I never saw him sad. There is a Frenchman his companion, one An eminent monsieur, that, it seems, much loves A Gallian girl at home : he furnaces The thick sighs from him; whiles the jolly Briton
She Is strange and peevish.] He is a foreigner and easily fretted : but strange may signify shy or backward ; and peepish, anciently ineant weak, silly.
(Your lord, I mean,) laughs from's free lungs,
cries, 0! .
Will my lord say so ?
laughter. It is a recreation to be by, · And hear him mock the Frenchman : But, heavens
know, Some men are much to blame. Imo.
Not he, I hope. lach. Not he: But yet heaven's bounty towards
Imo. What do you pity, sir?
Am I one, sir?
Lamentable! What !
I pray you, sir,
Iach. That others do,
You do seem to know
Something of me, or what concerns me; 'Pray you, (Since doubting things go ill, often hurts more Than to be sure they do: For certainties Either are past remedies; or, timely knowing, The remedy then born,) discover to me What both you spur and stop. lach.
Had I this cheek To bathe my lips upon; this hand, whose touch, Whose every touch, would force the feeler's soul, To the oath of loyalty; this object, which Takes prisoner the wild motion of mine eye, Fixing it only here: should I (damn’d then,) Slaver with lips as common as the stairs That mount the Capitol; join gripes with hands Made hard with hourly falsehood (falsehood, as, With labour;) then lie peeping in an eye, Base and unlustrous as the smoky light That's fed with stinking tallow; it were fit, That all the plagues of hell should at one time Encounter such revolt. Imo.
My lord, I fear, Has forgot Britain. lach.
And himself. Not I, Inclin'd to this intelligence, pronounce The beggary of his change; but 'tis your graces That, from my mutest conscience, to my tongue, Charms this report out. Imo.
Let me hear no more. lach. O dearest soul ! your cause doth strike my
heart With pity, that doth make me sick. A lady So fair, and fasten'd to an empery,
What both you spur and stop. ] What it is that at once incites you to speak, and restrains you from it. Johnson.
- to an empery,) Empery is a word signifying sovereign command; now obsolete,
Would make the great'st king double ! to be part
Should he make me
What ho, Pisanio!
Imo. Away!—I do condemn mine ears, that have
5 With tomboys,] We still call a masculine, a forward girl, tomboy.
6 hir'd with that self-exhibition, &c.] Gross strumpets, hired with the very pension which you allow your husband.
Of thy assault: if he shall think it fit,
Iach. O happy Leonatus! I may say; .
You make amends. Iach. He sits 'mongst men, like a descended god: He hath a kind of honour sets him off, More than a mortal seeming. Be not angry, Most mighty princess, that I have adventur'd To try your taking of a false report; which hath Honour'd with confirmation your great judgment In the election of a sir so rare, Which you know, cannot err: The love I bear him Made me to fan you thus; but the gods made you, Unlike all others, chasfless. Pray, your pardon. Imo. All's well, sir: Take my power i'the court
for yours. .' Iach. My humble thanks. I had almost forgot
To entreat your grace but in a small request,
My humorace but for it concefriends,