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Ber. Undone, and forfeited to cares for ever!
Ber. Although before the folemn Priest I've sworn,
Par. What ? what, sweet heart?
Ber. O my Parolles, they have married me:
Par. France is a dog hole, and it ng more merits the tread of a man's foot: to th' wars.
Ber. There's letters from my mother ; what the import is, I know not yet.
Par. Ay, that would be known: to th’ wars, my
Ber. It shall be so, I'll send her to my house,
Par. Will this capricio hold in thee, art fure ?
Ber. Go with me to my chamber, and advise me.
'Tis hard ;
Ber. I do assure you, my Lord, he is very great in knowledge, and accordingly valiant.
Laf. I have then sinned against his experience, and transgress'd againft his valour; and my state that way is dangerous, since I cannot yet find in my heart to repent: here he comes ; I pray you, make us friends, I will pursue the amity.
Enter Parolles. Par. These things thall be done, Sir. Laf. I pray you, Sir, who's his taylor ? Par. Sir ? · Laf. O, I know him well; I, Sir; he, Sir's, a good workman, a very good taylor.
Ber. Is she gone to the King ? [Afide to Parolles.
Ber. I have writ my letters, casketed my treasure, given order for our horses ; and to night, when I fhould take possession of the bride - and ere I do begin
Laf: A good traveller is something at the latter end of a dinner ; but one that lyes three thirds, and uses a known truth to pass a thousand nothings with, should be once heard, and thrice beaten
God save you, captain.
Ber. Is there any unkindness between my Lord and you, Monsieur
Par. I know not, how I have deserved to run into my Lord's displeasure.
Laf. (17) You have made shift to run into't, boots and spurs and all, like him that leapt into the custard ;
(17) Tou have made shift to run into't, Boots and Spurs and all, like him that leapt into the Custard.} This odd Allusion is not introduc'd without a View to Satire. It was a Foolery pra&tis'd at City- Entertainments, whilst the Fefter or Zany was in Vogue, for him to jump into a large deep Custard: set for the Purpose, 10 set on a Quantity of barren Spe&tators to laugh ; as our Poet says in his Hamlet.
s and out of it you'll run again, rather than suffer question for
Laf. And Thall do so ever, tho' I took him at's prayers.
you have or will deserve at my hand, but we must do good against evil.
Ber. Yes, I know him well, and common speech
Some private speech with you.
Ber. I shall obey his will.
You must not marvel, Helen, at my course,
The ministration and required office
So much unsettled : this drives me to intreat you,
That presently you take your way for home,
that know them not. This to my mother. gs
[Giving a letter. 1
"Twill be two days ere I shall see you, so
Hel. Sir, I can nothing say,
SCENE changes to the Court of France. Flourish Cornets. Enter the King of France with letters,
and divers Attendants. King THE Florentines and Senoys are by th' ears ;
Have fought with equal fortune, and con
tinue A braving war.
i Lord. So 'tis reported, Sir.
King. Nay, 'tis most credible; we here receive it, A certainty vouch'd from our cousin Austria ; With caution, that the Florentine will move us For speedy aid ; wherein our dearest friend Prejudicates the business, and would seem To have us make denial.
i Lord. His love and wisdom, Approv'd fo to your Majesty, may plead For ample credence.
King. He hath arm'd our answer ;
2 Lord. It may well serve
Enter Bertram, Lafeu and Parolles. 1 Lord. It is the count Roufillon, my good lord, young Bertram.
King. Youth, thou bear'st thy father's face.
Ber. My thanks and duty are your Majesty's.
King. I would, I had that corporal soundness now, As when thy father and myself in friendship
First try'd our soldiership: he did look far
as creatures of another place,
Ber. His good remembrance, Sir,
fay, (3) So like a Courtier, no contempt or Dirterness
Were in his Pride or Sharpness ; if they were,
His Equal had awak'd them. This Passage seems so very incorrectly pointed, that the Author's Meaning is lost in the Carelessness. As the Text and Stops are reform’d, these are most beautiful Lines, and the Sense this" He had no
Contempt or Bitterness; if he had any thing that look'd like « Pride or Sharpness, (of which Qualities Contempt and Bite “ terness are the Excesses,) his Equal had awak'd them, not “his Inferior; to whom he scorn'd to discover any thing that 6. bore the Shadow of Pride or Sharpness.” Mr. Warburton.