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He rather means to lodge you in the field,
[The ladies mask. Enter King, LONGAVILLE, DUMAIN, Biron, and Attendants.
King. Fair princess, welcome to the court of Navarre.
Prin. Fair, I give you back again ; and, welcome I have not yet: the roof of this court is too high to be yours; and welcome to the wild fields too base to be mine.
King. You shall be welcome, madam, to my court.
Prin. Were my lord so, his ignorance were wise,
King. Madam, I will, if suddenly I may.
Prin. You will the sooner that I were away;
Biron. Did not I dance with you in Brabant once ?
Ros How needless was it then
Biron. You must not be so quick.
 The princess shews an inconvenience very frequently attending rash oatha. which, whether kept or broken, produce guilt. JOHNSON.
Biron. And send you many lovers !
King. Madam, your father here doth intimate
King. I do protest, I never heard of it;
Prin. We arrest your word :
King. Satisfy me so.
Boyet. So please your grace, the packet is not come, Where that and other specialties are bound ; To-morrow you shall have a sight of them. T7] To depart and to part were anciently synonymous. STEEVENS.
King. It shall suffice me : at which interview,
Prin. Sweet health and fair desires consort your grace!
[Exeunt King and his Train. Biron. Lady, I will commend you to my own heart.
Ros. 'Pray you, do my commendations ; I would be glad to see it.
Biron. I would, you heard it groan.
were a shame. Long. Pray you, sir, whose daughter? Boyet. Her inother's, I have heard. Long. God's blessing on your beard !! (8] She means to say, ay. The old spelling of the affirmative particle has been retained here for the sake of the rhyme. MALONE.
 No point was a negation borrowed from the French. See the note on the same words, Act V. sc. ji. MALONE.
 That is, may'at thou have sease and seriousness more proportionate to thy beard, the length of wbicb suits ill with such idle catches of wit. JOENSON
Boyet. Good sir, be not offended : She is an heir of Falconbridge.
Long. Nay, my choler is ended.
Boyet. Not unlike, sir ; that may be. [Exit Long.
[Exit BIRON.-Ladies unmask. Mar. That last is Biron, the merry mad-cap lord ; Not a word with him but a jest.
Boyet. And every jest but a word.
Boyet. And wherefore not ships ?
Mar. You sheep, and I pasture ; Shall that finish the jest?
kiss her. My lips are no common, though several they be
Boyet. Belonging to whom ?
Prin. Good wits will be jangling : but, gentles, agree:
Boyet. If my observation, (which very seldom lies,) By the heart's still rhetoric, disclosed with eyes, Deceive me not now, Navarre is infected.
Prin. With what ?
Boyet. Why, all his behaviours did make their retire
121 A play on the word several, which besides its ordinary signification of sepaTate, distinct, likewise signifies in upinclosed lands, a certain portion of ground appropriated to either corn or meadow, adjoining the common field. MALONE ression in the test his eyes, and STEEVENS
Did stumble with haste in his eye-sight to be ;S
Prin. Come, to our pavilion : Boyet is dispos'd-
Ros. Thou art an old love-monger, and speak'st skilfully.
SCENE I.-Another part of the same. Enter ARMADO
Armado. WARBLE, child; make passionate my sense of hearing. Moth. Concolinel
13] Although the expression in the text is extremely odd, I take the sense of it to be that his tongue envied the quickness of his eyes, and strove to be as rapid in its utlerance, as they in their perceptions. Edin. Mag. STEEVENS
14 Here is apparently a song lost. JOHNSON
I have observed in the old comedies, that the songs are frequently omitted. On this occasion the stage direction is generally-Here they singor, Cantant. Probably the performer was left to choose his own ditty, and therefore it could not with propriety be exhibited as a part of a new performance. STEEVENS.