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Clo. O Lord, Sirfpare not me.

Count. Do you cry, O Lord, Sir, at your whipping, and spare not me? indeed, your O Lord, Sir, is very sequent to your whipping : you would answer very well to a whipping, if you were but bound to't.

Clo. I ne'er had worse luck in my life, in my O Lord, Sir; I see, things may serve long, but not serve ever.

Count. I play the noble huswife with the time, to entertain it fo merrily with a fool.

Clo. O Lord, Sir-why, there't serves well again.

Count. An end, Sir ; to your business : give Helen this,
And urge her to a present answer back.
Commend me to my kinsmen, and my
This is not much.

Clo. Not much commendation to them?
Count. Not much imployment for you, you under-

fon :

stand me.

Clo. Most fruitfully, I am there before
Count. Haste you again.

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Enter Bertram, Lafeu, and Parolles. Laf. HEY say, miracles are past; and we have

our philosophical persons to make modern, and familiar, things supernatural and causeless. Hence is it, that we make trifles of terrors ; ensconsing our. felves into seeming knowledge, when we should submit ourselves to an unknown fear. 5

Par. Why, 'tis the rarest argument of wonder that hath shot out in our later times.

Ber. And so 'tis.

unknown fear.] Fear is here the object of fear.


Laf. To be relinquish'd of the artists
Par. So I say, both of Galen and Paracelsus. 6
Laf. Of all the learned and authentick Fellows
Par. Right, so I say.
Laf. That gave him out incurable,
Par. Why, there ’tis, fo say I too.
Laf. Not to be help’d,
Par. Right, as 'twere a man assur’d of an-
Laf. Uncertain life, and sure death,
Par. Juft, you say well: so would I have said,
Laf. I may truly say, it is a novelty to the world.

Par. It is, indeed, if you will have it in shewing, you shall read it in, what do you call there

Laf. A shewing of a heav'nly effect in an earthly actor. 7

Per. That's it, I would have said the very fame.

6 Par. So I say, both of Galen ce soit de vrais preceptes de Paraand Paracelsus.

celse, est bonne à suivre pour la Laf. Of all the learned and verité, pour la subtilité, pour

authentick fellows] l'espargne ; en somme pour Shakespeare, as I have often ob- Therapeutique. Warburton. served, never throws out his As the whole merriment of words at random. Paracelsus, this scene consists in the pretentho' no better than an ignorant fions of Parolles to knowledge and knavilh enthufiaft was at this and sentiments which he has not, time in such vogue, even amongit I believe here are two passages the learned, that he had almost in which the words and sense are justled Galen and the ancients out bestowed upon him by the coof credit. On this account learned pies, which the authour gave to is applied to Galen; and authen- Lafeu. I read this passage thus, tick or falhionable to Paracelfus. Laf. To be relinquijbed of the Sancy, in his Confeffion Catho- artists lique, p. 301. Ed. Col. 1720, is

Par. So I say. made to say, Je trouve la Ri Laf. Both of Galen and Paraviere premier Medecin, de meilleure celsus, of all the learned and auhumeur que ces gens la. Il eft bon thentick fellow Galenifte, & tres bon Paracelfifte. Par. Right, fo I say. Il dit que la doctrine de Galien eft 7 A showing of a heav'nly ef. honorable, & non me prisable pour feet, &c.] The title of some la pathologie, & profitable pour les pamphlet here ridiculed. Boutiques. L'autre, pour veu que



I af. Why, your dolphin is not luftier : for me, I speak in respect

Par. Nay, 'tis strange, 'tis very strange, that is the brief and the tedious of it; and he's of a most facinerious fpirit, that will not acknowledge it to be the

Laf. Very hand of heav'n.
Par. Ay, so I say.
Laf. In a most weak

Par. And debile minister, great power, great tranfcendence; * which should, indeed, give us a farther use to be made than alone the recov'ry of the King; as to be

Laf. Generally thankful.

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Enter King, Helena, and attendants. Par. I would have said it, you said well. Here comes the King.

Laf. Lustick, as the Dutchman says. I'll like a Maid the better, while I have a tooth in my head. Why, he's able to lead her a Corranto.

Par. Mort du Vinaigre! is not this Helena?
Laf. 'Fore God, I think so.
King. Go, call before me all the Lords in court.

pubich should, indeed, language than such as is very give us a farther use to be made, common in these plays. I be&c.] Between the words u: and lieve Parolles has again ufurped a farther, there seems to have words and sense to which he has been two or three words dropt, no right; and I read this passage which appear to have been to thus, this purpose-should, indeed, vive Laf. In a most weak and dius (notice, that there is of this,] bile minister, great power, great a farther use to be made fo transcendence; which should, inthat the passage should be read died, give us a farther use to be with alteriks for the future. made than the mere recovery of

WARBURTON. the king. I cannot see that there is any Par. As to be. liatas, or other irregularity of Laf. Generally thankful.

Sit, my preserver, by thy patient's side ;
And with this healthful hand, whose banish'd sense
Thou hast repeald, a second time receive
The confirmation of my promis'd gift;
Which but attends thy naming.

Enter three or four Lords. Fair maid, send forth thine eye ; this youthful parce! Of noble bachelors stand at my bestowing, O'er whom both fov’reign power and father's voice I have to use ; thy frank election make; Thou hast power to chuse, and they none to forsake.

Hel. To each of you one fair and virtuous mistress Fall, when love please ! marry, to each but one.

Laf. I'd give bay curtal and his furniture,
My mouth no more were broken than these boys,
And writ as little beard.

King. Peruse them well :
Not one of those, but had a noble father.

[She addresses berself to a Lord. Hel. Gentlemen, heaven hath, through me, restor'd The King to health.

All. We understand it, and thank heaven for you.

Hel. I am a simple maid, and therein wealthiest, That, I protest, I simply am a maid.Please it your Majesty, I have done already : The blushes in my cheeks thus whisper me, “ We blush that thou should chuse, but be refus'd; “ Let the white death sit on thy cheek for ever, • We'll ne'er come there again.

King. Make choice, and see,
Who Thuns thy love, shuns all his love in me.

9 A broken mouth is a mouth i. e. want of blood, or more which has lost part of its teeth. figuratively barrennels, want of 1 Let the white DEATH fit on fruit or issue. WARBURTON.

tby cheek for ever,] Shake The white death is the chlorofis. Sieare, I think, wrote DEARTH;


hear my

Hel. Now, Dian, from thy altar do I Ay, And to imperial · Love, that God most high, Do my fighs stream : Sir, will


suit ? i Lord. And grant it. Hel. Thanks, Sir :- all the rest is mute.

Laf. I had rather be in this choice, than throw amesace for my life. Hel. The honour, Sir, that flames in your


eyes, Before I speak, too threatningly replies : Love make your fortunes twenty times above Her that fo wishes, and her humble love!

2 Lord. No better, if you please.

Hel. My wish receive,
Which great Love grant! and fo I take my leave.

Laf. Do all they deny her? 3 if they were sons of mine, I'd have them whipt, or I would send them to the Turk to make eunuchs of.

Hel. Be not afraid that I your hand should take,
I'll never do you wrong for your own fake :
Blessing upon your vows, and in your bed
Find fairer fortune, if you ever wed!

Laf. These boys are boys of ice, they'll none of her; sure, they are bastards to the Englisle, the French ne’er

got 'em.

Hel. You are too young, too happy, and too good, To make yourself a son out of my blood.

4 Lord. Fair one, I think not so.

2 And to IMPERIAL Love,-] second reads imperial Jove. The old editions read IMPAR 3 Laf. Do they all deny ber?] TIAL, which is right. Love who None of them have yet denied has no regard to difference of her, or deny her afterwards but condition, but yokes together Bertram. The scene must be fo high and low, which was her regulated that Lafeu and Parolles case.

WARBURTON. talk at a distance, where they There is no edition of this may see what países between Hiplay older than that of 1623, lena and the lords, but not hear The next is that of 1632, of it, so that they know not by which both read imperial: the whom the refusal is made.

Vol. III.



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