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Par. A drum now of the enemy's !
[Alurum within 1 Lord. Throca movousus, cargo, cargo, cargo. All. Cargo, cargo, villianda par corbo, cargo. Par. O! ransom, ransom.- Do not hide mine eyes
[They seize him and blindfold him 1 Sold. Boskos thromuldo boskos.
Par. I know you are the Muskos' regiment,
Oh! 1 Sold.
O pray, pray, pray.Manka revania dulche. 1 Lord.
Oscorbi dulchos volivorca. 1 Sold. The general is content to spare thee yet; And, hoodwinked as thou art, will lead thee on To gather from thee; haply, thou mayst inform Something to save thy life. Par.
0, let me live, And all the secrets of our camp I'll show, Their force, their purposes. Nay, I'll speak that Which you will wonder at. 1 Soid.
But wilt thou faithfully ? Par. If I do not, damn me. 1 Sold.
Acordo linta. Come on, thou art granted space.
[Exit, with PAROLLES guarded. I Lord. Go, tell the count Rousillon, and my
brother We have caught the woodcock, and will keep him
muffled, Till we do hear from them.
Captain, I will. 1 Lord. He will betray us all unto ourselves ;Inform 'em that. 2 Sold.
So I will, sir. 1 Lord. Till then, I'll keep him dark, and safely locked.
SCENE II. Florence. A Room in the Widow's
Enter BERTRAM and DIANA.
Ber. They told me that your name was Fontibell.
Dia. She then was honest.
No more of that !
Ay, so you serve us,
, You barely leave our thorns to prick ourselves, And mock us with our bareness.
1 i. e. against his determined resolution never to cohabit with Helena.
How have I sworn? Dia. 'Tis not the many oaths, that make the
But the plain, single vow, that is vowed true.
Change it, change it ; Be not so holy-cruel. Love is holy;
; And my integrity ne'er knew the crafts That
you do charge men with. Stand no more off, But give thyself unto my sick desires, Who then recover: say thou art mine, and ever My love, as it begins, shall so persever.
Dia. I see that men make hopes, in such a war, That we'll forsake ourselves. Give me that ring.
Ber. I'll lend it thee, my dear, but have no power
you not, my lord ?
1 The sense is, we never swear by what is not holy, but take to witness the Highest, the Divinity.
2 This passage is considered obscure by some commentators; but the meaning appears to be very obvious: an oath has no binding force, when we swear by the Deity, whom we profess to love, that we will commit a deed that is displeasing to him.
3 The old copy reads, “make ropes in such a scarre.” Rowe changed it to, “ make hopes in such affairs ;” and Malone to, “ make hopes in such a scene." But affairs and scene have no literal resemblance to the old word scarre : warre is always so written in the old copy; the change is therefore less violent, and more probable.
Mine honor's such a ring.
Here, take my ring :
you have conquered my yet maiden bed,
[Exit. Dia. For which live long to thank both Heaven SCENE III. The Florentine Camp.
and me! You may so in the end.My mother told me just how he would woo, As if she sat in his heart; she says, all men Have the like oaths: he had sworn to marry me When his wife's dead; therefore I'll lie with him When I am buried. Since Frenchmen are so braid, Marry that will, I'll live and die a maid : Only in this disguise I think’t no sin To cozen him that would unjustly win. [Exit.
1 i. e. false, deceitful, tricking, beguiling.
Enter the two French Lords, and two or three Soldiers.
1 Lord. You have not given him his mother's letter ?
2 Lord. I have delivered it an hour since. There is something in't that stings his nature ; for, on the reading it, he changed almost into another man.
1 Lord. He has much worthy blame laid upon him, for shaking off so good a wife, and so sweet a lady.
2 Lord. Especially he hath incurred the everlasting displeasure of the king, who had even tuned his bounty to sing happiness to him. I will tell you a thing, but you shall let it dwell darkly with you.
1 Lord. When you have spoken it, 'tis dead, and I am the grave of it.
2 Lord. He hath perverted a young gentlewoman here in Florence, of a most chaste renown; and this night he fleshes his will in the spoil of her honor; he hath given her his monumental ring, and thinks himself made in the unchaste composition.
1 Lord. Now, God delay our rebellion ; as we are ourselves, what things are we!
2 Lord. Merely our own traitors; and as in the common course of all treasons, we still see them reveal themselves, till they attain to their abhorred ends, so he that in this action contrives against his own nobility, in his proper stream o'erflows himself.'
1 Lord. Is it not meant damnable ? in us to be trumpeters of our unlawful intents? We shall not then have his company to-night.
2 Lord. Not till after midnight; for he is dieted to his hour.
1 Lord. That approaches apace; I would gladly have him see his companyanatomized; that he might
1 i. e. betrays his own secrets in his own talk. 2 Damnable for danınably; the adjective used adverbially. 3 Company for companion.