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Ber. Stay; the king
(Seeing him rise. Par. Use a more spacious ceremony to the noble lords; you have restrained yourself within the list of too cold an adieu : be more expressive to them; for they wear themselves in the cap of time*, there, do muster true gaitt, eat, speak, anu move under the influence of the most received star; and though the devil lead the measure t, such are to be followed: and take a more dilated farewell.
Ber. And I will do so.
Par. Worthy fellows; and like to prove most sinewy sword-men.
[Exeunt Bertram and Parolles.
Laf. Pardon, my lord, [Kneeling.] for me and for
my tidings. King. I'll fee thee to stand up. Laf.
Then here's a man Stands, that has brought his pardon. I would, you Had kneel'd, my lord, to ask me mercy; and That, at my bidding, you could so stand up.
King. I would I had ; so I had broke thy pate,
Goodfaith, across 5:
* They are the foremost in the fashion. + Have the true military step.
The dance. $ Unskilfully; a phrase taken from the exercise at a quintaine.
|| A female plıysician.
That's able to breathe life into a stone;
What her is this?
arriv'd, If you will see her,—now, by my faith and honour, If seriously I may convey my thoughts In this my light deliverance, I have spoke With one, that, in her sex, ber years, profession t, Wisdom, and constancy, hath amaz'd me more Than I dare blame my weakness : Will you see her (For that is her demand), and know her business? That done, laugh well at me. King.
Now, good Lafeu, Bring in the admiration; that we with thee May spend our wonder too, or take off thine, By wond'ring how thou took'st it. Laf.
Nay, I'll fit you, And not be all day neither.
[Erit Lafeu. King. Thus he his special nothing ever prologues,
Re-enter Lafeu, with Helena.'
This haste hath wings indeed,
[Erit. King. Now, fair one, does your business follow us? • A kind of dance. + By profession is meant her declaration of the object of her coming.
# I am like Pandarus. VOL. III.
Hel. Ay, my good lord. Gerard de Narbon was My father; in what he did profess, well found*.
King. I knew him.
Kuowing him, is enough. On his bed of death
We thank you, maiden;
Hel. My duty then shall pay me for my pains: I will no more enforce wine office on you; Humbly entreating from your royal thoughts A modest one, to bear me back agaiu.
King. I cannot give thee less, to be call'd grateful; Thou thought'st to help me; and such thanks I givę, As one near death to those that wish him live: But, what at full I know, thou know'st no part; I knowing all my peril, thou no art.
Hel. What I can do, can do no hurt to try, Since you set up your rest 'gainst remedy:
* Of acknowledged excellence.
+ A third eye.
He that of greatest works is finisher,
Hel. Inspired merit so by breath is barr’d:
King. Art thou so confident? Within what space
The greatest grace lending grace, Ere twice the horses of the sun shall bring Their fiery torcher his diurnal rivg: Ere twice in murk and occidental damp Moist Hesperus || liath quench'd his sleepy lamp;
* An allusion to Daniel judging the two Elders. + i. e. When Moses smote the rock in Horeb,
This must refer to the children of Israel passing the Red Sea, when miracles had been denied by Pharaoh,
ý i. e. Pretend to greater things tlian befits the mediocrity of my condition.
# The evening star.
Or four and twenty times the pilot's glass
King. Upon thy certainty and confidence,
Tax of impudence,
Hel. If I break time, or flinch in property
King. Make thy demand.
But will you make it even ? King. Ay, by my sceptre, and my hopes of heaven. Hel. Then shalt thou give me, with thy kingly
* i.e. May be counted among the gifts enjoyed by thee.
+ The spring or morning of life.