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Hel. That I wish well. 'Tis pity-

1 Lord. His love and wisdom, Par. What's pity?

Approv'd so to your majesty, may plead
Hel. That wishing well had not a body in't, For amplest credence.
Which might be felt : that we, the poorer bord, King. He bath arm'd our answer,
Whose baser stars do shut us up in wishes, And Florence is denied before he comes :
Might with effects of the follow our friends, Yet, for our gentlemen, that mean to see
And show what we alone must think; which The Tuscan service, freely have they leave
Relurns us thanks.

(never To stand on either part.

2 Lord. It may well serve Enter a PAGE.

A nursery to our gentry, who are sick Page. Monsieur Parolles, my lord calls for For breathing and exploit. you.

(Exit PAGE. King. What's he comes here? Par. Little Helen, farewell : if I can reinenber thee, I will think of thee at court.

Enter BERTRAM, Lapku, and PAROLLES. Hel. Mousitur Parolles, you were born under 1 Lord. It is the count Rousillon, my good a charitable star.

Young Bertram.

(lord, Par. Under Mars, I.

King. Youth, thou bear'st thy father's face ; Hel. I especially think, under Mars. 1

Frank nature, rather curious than in haste, Par. Why under Mars?

Hath well compos'd thee. Tby father's moral Hel. The wais bave so kept you under, that

parts you must needs be born under Mars.

May'st thou inberit too! Welcome to Paris. Pur. When he was predominant.

Ber. My thanks aud duty are your majesty's. llel. When he was retrograde, I think, rather.

1

King. I would I bad that corporal soundness Par. Why think you so ?

now, Bel. You go so much backward, when you As when thy father, and myself, in friendship fight.

First tried our soldiership! He did look fat Par. That's for advantage.

Into the service of the time, and was Hel. So is running away, when fear proposes Discipled of the bravest : he lasted long ; the safety : But the composition, that your va. But on is both did baggish age steal on, Jour and fear makes in you, is a virtue of a good and wore us out of act. It much repairs wing, and I like the wear well.

To talk of your good father : In his youth Per. I am so full of businesses, I cannot answer He had the wit, which I can well observe thee acutely : I will return perfect courtier ; in To-day in our young lords; but they may jest, the which, my instruction shall serve to natur. Till their own scorn return to them unnoted, alize thee, so thou wilt be capable + of a cour- Ere they can bide their levity in bonour. tier's counsel, and understand what advice shall so like a courtier, contempt not bitterness thrust upon thee ; else thou diest in thine un. Were in his pride or sharpness ; if they were, thankfulness, and thine ignorance makes thee His equal had awak'd them; and his honour, away: farewell. When thou hast leisure, say Clock to itself, knew the true minute when thy prayers; when thou hast none, remember Exception bid him speak, and, at this time, thy friends : get thee a good husband, and use His tongue obey'd his + hand : who were below him as he uses thee : so farewell.

[Erit. He used as creatures of another place ; (him Hel. Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, And how'd his eminent top to their low ranks, Which we ascribe to beaven : the fated sky Making them pro of his humility, Gives us free scope ; oniy, doth backward pull In their poor praise he humbled : Such a man Our slow designs, when we ourselves are dull. Might be a copy to these younger tinies ; What power is it, wbich mounts my love 80 Which, follow'd well, would demonstrate them high ; But goers backward.

(now That makes me see, and cannot feed mine eye? Ber. His good remembrance, Sir, The mightieat space in fortune nature brings Lies richer in your thoughts, than on his tomb; To join like likes, and kiss like native things. I So in approof I lives not bis epitaph, Impossible be strange attempts, to those

As in your royal speech. That weigh their paids in sense; and do sup- King. 'Would, I were with him! He would pose

always say, What baih been cannot be : Who ever strove (Methinks, I hear him now ; his plausive words To show ber merit, that did niiss her love? He scatter'd not in ears, but grafted them, The kiog's disease-my project may deceive me. To grow there, and to bear,) - Let me not live, But my intents are fix'd, and will not leave me. Thus his good melancholy oft began,

(Erit. On the catastrophe and beel of pastime,

When it was out,-Let me not live, quoth be, SCENE II.-Paris.-A Room in the King's After my flame lacks oil, to be the snuff Palace,

Of younger spirits, whose apprehensive senses

All but new things disdain ; whose judgments Flourish of Cornets. Enter the KING OF

are FRANCE, with letters; Lords and others Mere fathers of their garments ; $ whose conattending.

stancies

Expire before their fashions :--This he wishid, King. The Florentines and Sepoys are by 1, after him, do after him wish too, the ears ;

Since I nor wax nor boney can bring home, Have fought with equal fortune, and continue I quickly were dissolved from my bive, A braving war.

To give some labourers room. 1 Lord. So 'tis reported, Sir.

2 Lord. You are lov'd, Sir; King. Nay, 'tis inost credible; we here re- Tbey, that least lend it you, shall lack you ceive it

first. A certainty, vouch'd from our cousin Austria, King. I till a place, I know't.-How long is't, With caution, that the Florentine will move us

count,
For speedy aid ; wherein our dearest friend Since the physician at your fatber's died ?
Prejudicates the business, and would seem He was much fam'd.
To bave us make denial.

Ber. Some six months since, my lord.

King. If he were living, I would try bim • 1.e. And show by realities what we now must only

yet ;-think. 1 1.c. Thou wilt comprehend it.

• To repair bere signifies to renovate. 1 Things formed by nature for each other.

Approbation. The citizens of the small republic of which Sienna Who have no other use of their faculties than to is the capital.

1 His is put for its.

iavout new inodes of dress.

:

her they are the better for their simpleness ; * | That they take place, when virtue's steely bones she derives bir honesty, and achieves her good. Look bleak in the cold wind : withal, full of ness.

we see Laf. Your commendations, madam, get from Cold wisdom waiting on superfluous folly. her tears.

Par. Save you, fair queen. Count. 'Tis the best brine a maiden can season Hel. And you, monarch. her praise in The remembrance of her fatber Par. No. never approaches her heart, but the tyranny of Hel. And no. her sorrows takes all livelihood t from her Par. Are you meditating on virginity ? cheek. No more of this, Helena, go to, no more ;

Hel. Ay.

You have some stain of soldier in lest it be rather thought you affect a sorrow, than you ; let me ask you a question : Man is enemy to have.

to virginity ; how may we barricado it against Hel. I do affect a sorrow, indeed, but I have bim? it too.

Par. Keep bim out. Laf. Moderate lamentation is the right of Hel. But be assails ; and our virginity, though the dead, excessive grief the enemy to the liv- valiant in the defence, yet is weak : unfold to us ing.

some warlike resistance. Count. If the living be enemy to the grief, the Par. There is none; man, sitting down beexcess makes it soon mortal.

fore you, will undermine you, and blow you up. Ber. Madam, I desire your holy wishes.

Hel. Bless our poor virginity from under. Laf. How understand we that?

miners and blowers up!- Is ibere no military Count. Be thou bless'd, Bertram ! and succeed policy, how virgins might blow up men ? thy father

Par. Virginity, being blown down, man will In manners, as in shape ! thy blood and virtue, quicklier be blown up : marry, in blowing him Contend for empire in thee ; and thy goodness down again, with the breach yourselves made, Share with thy birthright; Love all, trust a few, you lose your city. It is not politic in the comDo wrong to none : be able for thine enemy monwealth of nature, to preserve virginity. Luss Rather in power, than use; and keep thy friend of virginity is rational increase ; and ibere was Under thy own life's key : be chech'd for silence, never virgin got, till virginity was first lost. But never tax'd for speech. What heaven more That, you were made of, is metal to make virwill,

gins. Virginity, by being once lost, may lie tea That thee may furnish, I and my prayers pluck umes found : by being ever kept, it is ever lost : down,

'lis too cold a companion ; away with it. Fall on thy head ! Farewell.— My lord,

Hel. I will stand for't a liule, though there'Tis an unseason'd courtier; good my lord,

fore I die a virgin. Advise him.

Par. There's little can be said in't ; 'is against Laf. He cannot want the best

the rule of nature. To speak on the part of That shall attend his love.

virginity, is to accase your mothers; which is Count. Heaven bless him !- Farewell, Ber- mosi infallible disobedience. He, that hangs tram.

(Exit COUNTESS. himself, is a virgin : virginity murders itseli; Ber. The best wisbes, that can be forged in and should be buried in highways, out of all your thoughts, [To HELENA] be servants to you is sanctiiled limit, as a desperate offendress against Be comfortable to my mother, your mistress, and nature. Virginity breeds mites, much like a make much of her.

cheese ; consumes itself to the very paring, and Laf. Farewell, pretty lady: You must hold so dies with feeding bis own stomachi. Besides, the credit of your father.

virginity is peevish, proud, idle, made of self [Exeunt BERTRAM and LAFEU. love, which is the most inbibited sin in the canon. Hel. Oh! were that all !-I think not ou any Keep it not; you cannot choose but lose by't; father;

Out withi't ; within ten years it will make it elf And these great tears grace his remembrance toll, which is a goodly increase ; and the princi. more

pal itself not much the worse : Away with't. Than those I shed for him. What was he like? Hal. How might one do, Sir, to lose it to her I have forgot bi : my inagination

own Uking ? Carries no favour in it, but Bertiam's.

Par. Let me see : Marry, ill, to like him that I am undone ; there is no living, none,

ne'er it likes. 'Tis a commodity will lose the If Bertram be away. It were all one,

gloss with lying; the longer kept, the less worth: That I should love a bright particular star off with't, while 'tis vendible ; answer the time And think to wed it, he is so above me : vi request. Virginity, like an old courtier, wears lu his bright radiance and collaterai light her cap out of fashion, richly soiled, but on. Must I be comforted, not in his sphere.

suitable : just like the brooch and tooth-pick, The ambition in my love this plagues itself : wlich wear not now: Your date • is better in The bind, that would be mated by the lion, your pie and your porridge, than in your check : Must die for love. 'Twas pretty, though and your virginity, your old virginity, is like one plague,

of our French withered pears; it looks ill, it To see him every hour; to sit and draw

eats dryly; marry, 'tis a withered pear; it was His arched brows, his hauhing eye, his curls, Torinerly better ; marry, yet, 'is' a withered In our beart's table ; | heart, too capable pear : Will you any thing with it? of every line and tricks of his sweet favour :** Hel. Not my virginity yet. But now be's gone, and my idolatrous fancy There shall your master have a thousand loves, Must sanctify his relics. Who comes here? A mother, and a mistress, and a fricud, Enter PAROLLES.

A poenix, captain, and an enemy,

A guide, a goddess, and a sovereign, One that goes with him : I love him for his sake; A counsellor, a traitress, and a dear; And yet I know him a notorious liar,

liis humble ambition, proud bunility, Think him a great way fool, solely a coward ; His jarring concord, and bis discord dulcet, Yet these fix'd evils sit to fit in him,

His faith, his sweet disaster ; with a world

of pretty, fond, adoptious christendoms, • Her excellencies are the better because they are That blinking Cupid gossips. Now shall be-artless. + All appearance of life.

I know not wbat he shall :-God seud him ile. That may help thee with more and better qua

well! lifications

The court's a learning-place ;-—and he is one1.e. May you be mistress of your wishes, and have Par. What one, i'faith ? power to bring them to effect.

! Helena considers her heart as the tablet on which his resemblauce was portrayed,

• A quibble on date, which means age, and candied I l'eculiarity of catere

.. Countenance.

fruit.

Hel. That I wish well.-"Tis pity--

1 Lord. His love and wisdom, Par. What's pity ?

Approv'd so to your majesty, may plead
Hel. That wishing well bad not a body in't, For amplest credence.
Which might be felt : that we, the poorer born, King. He bath arm'd our answer,
Whose baser stars do shut us up in wishess And Florence is denied before he comes :
Might with effects of them follow our friends, Yet, for our gentlemen, that mean to see
And show what we aloue must think; which The Tuscan ser vict, freely have they leave
Returns us thanks.

(never To stand on either part.

2 Lord. It may well serve Enter a PAGE.

A nursery to our gentry, who are sick Page. Monsieur Parolles, my lord calls for For breathing and exploit. you.

(Elit PAGE. King. What's he comes bere? Par. Little Helen, farewell : if I can remember thee, I will think of thee at court.

Enter BERTRAM, LAPEU, and PAROLLES. Hel. Monsirur Parolles, you were born under 1 Lord, It is the count Rousillon, my good a charitable star.

Young Bertram.

(lord, Par. Under Mars, I.

King. Youth, thou bear'st thy father's face; Hel. I especially ihink, under Mars.

Frank mature, rather curious than in haste, Par. Why wder Mars ?

Hath well coinpos'd thee. Thy father's moral Hel. The wars have so kept you under, that

parts you must need: be born under Mars.

May'st thou inherit too! Welcome to Paris. Par. When he was predominant.

Ber. My thanks and duty are your majesty's. Hel. When he was retrograde, I think, rather. King. I would I bad that corporal soundness Par. Why think you so ?

now, Hel. You go so much backward, when yon As when thy father, and myself, in friendship fight,

First tried our soldiership! He did look fat Par. That's for advantage.

Into the service of the time, and was Hel. So is running away, when fear proposes Discipled of the bravest : he lasted long; the safety : But the composition, that your va. But on 11s both did bagyish age steal on, Jour and fear makes in you, is a virtue of a good And wore us out of act. It much repairs me wing, and I like the wear well.

To talk of your good father: In his youth Par. I am so full of businesses, I cannot answer He had the wit, which I can well observe thee acutely : I will return perfect courtier ; in To-day in our young lords ; but they may jest, the which, my instruction shall serve to natur. Till their own scorn return to them unnoted, alize thee, so thou wilt be capable + of a cour- Ere they can hide their levity in bonour. tier's counsel, and understand what advice shall So like a courtier, contempt not bitterness thrust upon thee ; else thou diest in thine un. Were in his pride or sharpness ; if they were, tbankfulness, and thine ignorance makes thee His equal had awak'd them ; and his honour, away: farewell. Wben thou hast leisure, say Clock to itself, knew the true minute when thy prayers; when thou hast none, remember Exception bid him speak, and, at this time, thy friends : get thee a good husband, and use His tongue obey'd his + band : who were below him as be uses thee : so farewell. [Exit. He used as creatures of another place ; (him

Hel. Our remedies ost in ourselves do lie, And bow'd his eminent top to their low ranks, Which we ascribe to beaven : the fated sky Making them proud of his humility, Gives us free scope ; oniy, doth backward pull In their poor praise he humbled : Such a man Our slow designs, when we ourselves are dull. Might be a copy to tbese younger tines; What power is it, wbich mounts my love so which, follow'd well, would demonstrate them high ; But goers backward.

(now That makes me see, and cannot feed mine eye ? Ber. His good remembrance, Sir, The mightiest space in fortune nature brings Lies richer in your thoughts, than on his tomb; To join like likes, and kiss like native things. I So in approof I lives not his epitaph, Impossible be strange attempts, to those

As in your royal speech. That weigh their pains in sense; and do sup- King. 'Would, I were with him! He would pose

always say, What bath been cannot be : Who ever strove (Methinks, I hear him now ; his plausive words To show ber merit, that did miss her love? He scatter'd not in ears, but grafted them, The king's disease-my project may deceive me. To grow there, and to bear,)-Let me not live, But my intents are fix'd, and will not leave me. Tbus his good melancholy oft began,

(Erit. On the catastrophe and beel of pastime,

When it was out,-Let me not live, quoth he, SCENE II.-Paris.-A Room in the King's After my fiame la oil, to be the snuff Palace.

Of younger spirits, whose apprehensive senses

All but new things disdain ; whose judgments Flourish of Cornets. Enter the KING OF

are FRANCE, with letters; LORDS and others Mere fathers of their garments ; $ whose conattending.

stancies

Expire before their fashions :--This be wish'd. King. The Florentines and Senoys are by 1, after him, do after him wish too, the ears ;

Since I nor wax nor honey can bring home, Have fought with equal fortune, and continue I quickly were dissolved from my bive, A braving war.

To give some labourers room. 1 Lord. So 'tis reported, Sir.

2 Lord. You are lov'd, Sir; King. Nay, 'tis inost credible; we here re- They, that least lend it you, shall lack you ceive it

first. A certainty, vouch'd from our cousin Austria, King. I till a place, I know't.-How long is't, With caution, that the Florentine will move us

count,
For speedy aid ; wherein our dearest friend Since the physician at your father's died ?
Prejudicates the business, and would seem He was much fam'd.
To bave us make denial.

Ber. Some six months since, my lord.

King. If he were living, I would try bin • 1. e. And show by realities what we now mast only

yet ;think. 1 1. c. Thou wilt comprehend it.

• To repair here signifies to renovate. i Things formed by nature for each other.

+ His is put for its.

Approbation. The citizens of the small republic of which Sierda Who have no other use of their faculties than to is the capital.

invent new modes of dress.

Lend ine an arm; the rest have worn me ont Count. Get you gove, Sir ; I'll talk with yua
With several applications ;-nature and sickness more anon.
Debate it at their leisure. Welcome, court; Ster. May it please you, madam, that he bid
My son's no dearer.

Helen come to you ; of her I am to speak.
Ber. Thank your majesty. (Ereunt. Flourish. Count. Sirrah, tell my gentlewoman I would

speak with her ; Helen I meau. SCENE III.-Rousillon.-A Room in the Clo. Was this fair face the cause, quoch Countess' Palace.

she,

(Siugius, Enter COUNTESS, STEWARD, and Clown..

Why the Grecians sacked Troy!

Fond done, * done fond, Count. I will irow bear : what say you of this

Was this king Priam's joy! gentlewoman?

With that she sighed as she stood, Steu. Madam, the care I have bad to even

With that she sighed as she stood, your content, + I wish might be found in the

And gave this sentence then; calendar of my past endeavours; for then we

Among nine bad if one be good, wound our modesty, and make foul the clearness

Among nine bad, if one be goed, of our deservings, when of ourselves we publish

There's yet one good in ten. thein.

Count. What does this knave here! Get you Count. What, one good in ten ! you corrupt gone, sirrah: The complaints, I have heard of the song, sirrah. you, I do not all believe ; 'lis my slowuess, that Clo. One good woman in ten, madam ; which í dó not: for, I know, you lack not folly to is a purifying o' the song: 'Would God would commit them, and have ability enough to make serve the world so all the year! we'd find no such knaveries yours.

fault with the tythe-woman, if I were the par. C'lo. 'Tis not unknown to you, madam, I am son: One in teu, quoth a'! an we might bave a poor fellow.

a good woman born but every blazing star, or Count. Well, Sir.

at an earthquake, 'would mend the lottery well ; Clo. No, madain, 'tis not so well, that I am a man may draw his heart out, ere be pluck poor; though many of the rich are damned: one. But, if I may have your ladyship's good will to

Count. You'll be gone, Sir knave, and do as I go to the world, Isbel the woman and I will command you ? do as we may.

Clo. That man should be at wounan's comCount. Wilt thou needs be a beggar?

mand, and yet, no hurt done !--Though bonesty Clo. I do beg your good-will in this case.

be no puritan, yet it will do no hurt: it will Count. In what case ?

wear the surplice of humility over the black C'lo. In Isbel's case and mine own. Service

gown of a big heart. I am going, forsooib : the is no heritage : and I think I shall never have business is for Helen to come bither. the blessing of God, till I have issue of any body;

[Erit Clown. for, they say, bearus $ are blessings.

Count. Well, now. Count. Tell me thy reason why thou wilt marry. Stew. I know, madam, you love your gentleClo. My poor body, madam, requires it; I ain

woman entirely. driven on by the flesh; aud be must needs go, Count. Faith, I do : her father bequeathed that the devil drives.

her to me: and she herself, without other adCount. Is this all your worship's reason ?

vantage, may lawfully make title to as much Clo. Faith, madain, I have other holy rea love as she finds : there is more owing ber, tban sons, such as they are.

is paid ; and more shall be paid her, than she'll Count. May the world know them?

demand. Clo. I have been, madam, a wicked creature, Stew. Madam, I was very late more near her as you and all flesh and blood are; and indeed, than, I think, she wished ine: alone she was I do marry that I may repent.

and did communicate to herself, her owu words Count. Thy marriage, sooner than thy wicked-to her own ears; she thought, I dare vow for bess.

her, they touched not any stranger sense. Her Clo. I am out of friends, madam; and I hope matter was, she loved your son; Fortune, she to have friends for my wife's sake.

said, no goddess, that had put such Count. Such friends are thine enemies, knave. difference betwixt their two estates; Love, no

Clo. You are shallow, madam ; e'en great god, that would not extend his might, only friends ; for the knaves come to do that for me, where. qualities were level; Diana, no queen which I am a-weary of. He, that ears || ny of virgins, that would suffer her poor knight to land, spares my team, and gives me leave to inn be surprised, without rescue, in the firsi assault, the crop : if I be his cuckold, he's my drudge : or rausom afterward: This she delivered in the He, that comforts my wife, is the eberisher of most bitter touch of sorrow, that e'er I beard my flesh and blood, he that cherishes my flesh virgin exclaim in : which I held my duty, and blood, loves my flesh and blood; he, that speedily to acquaint you withal; sithence, + 10 loves my flesh and blood, is iny friend : ergo, the loss that may happen, it concerns you somehe that kisses my wise, is my friend. If men thing to know it. could be contented to be what they are, there Count. You have discharged this honestly: were no fear in marriage; for young Charbou keep it to yourself: many likelihoods informed the puritan, and old Poysain the papist, how me of this before, which hung so tontering in sve'er their hearts are severed in religiou, their the balance, that I could neither believe, nor heads are both one, they may joll horns to misdoubt : Pray you leave me : stall this in gether, like any deer 'i'the herd.

your bosom, and I thank you for your honest Count. Wilt thou ever be a foul-mouthed and care : I will speak with you further anon. calumnious knave ?

[Exit STEWARD. Clo. A prophet I, nadam ; and I speak the truth the next way :

Enter HELENA.
For I the ballad will repeat,

Count. Even so it was with me, when I was
Which men full true shall find;
Your marriage comes by destiny,

young.
Your cuckvo sings by kind.

If we are nature's, these are our's; this

thorn • Licensed jesters were formerly maintained by every

Doth to our rose of youth rightly belong; great family to keep mp merriment in the house.

Our blood to us, this to our blood is bord; To act up to your desires.

To be married. . Children.

Ploughs. 4 Tberefore. .. The nearest way. .

• Foolishly done.

† Since.

W28

It is the show and seal of nature's truth,

Hel. Then, I confess, Where lore's strong passion is impress'd in Here on my knee, before high heaven and yon, youth :

That before you, and next unto high heaven, By our remembrances of days foregone,

I love you son :Such were our faults ;-or then we thought My friends were poor, but honest; so's my them none.

love : Her eye is sick on't ; I observe her now,

Be not offended; for it hurts uot bim, Hei. What is your pleasure, madam ?

That be is lov'd of me: I follow him not Count. You know, Helen,

By any token of presumptuous suit; I am a mother to you.

Nor would I bave him, till I do deserve him ; Hel. Mine honourable mistress.

Yet never know how that desert should be.
Count. Nay, a motber;

I know I love in vain, strive against hope :
Why not a mother? When I said a mother, Yet, in this captious and intenible sieve,
Meibought you saw a serpent : What's a mo- I still pour in the waters of my love,
ther,

And lack not to lose still: thus Indian-like,
That you start at it ? I say, I am your mother; Religious in mine error, I adore,
And put you in the catalogue of those

The sun, that looks upon his worshipper
That were en wombed mine : 'Tis often seen, But knows of bim no more. My dearest ma-
Adoption strives with nature; and choice breeds

dam, A native slip to us from foreign seeds!

Let not your hate encounter with my love, You ne'er oppress'd me with a mother's groan, For loving where you do : but, if yoursell, Yet I express to you a mother's care :

Whose aged honour cites a virtuous youth, God's mercy, maiden ! does it curd thy blood, Did ever, in so true a faine of liking, To say, I am thy mother? What's the matter, Wish chastely, and love dearly, that your Dian That this distemper'd messenger of wet,

Was both herself and love it obí then give The many-colour'd Iris, rounds thine eye ?

pity Why that you are my daughter ?

To her, whose state is such, that cannot choose Hel. That I am not.

But lend and give, where she is sure to lose : Count. I say, I am your mother.

That seeks not to find that her search implies, Hel. Pardon, madain ;

But, riddle-like, lives sweetly where she dies. The count Rousillon cannot be my brother. Count. Had you not lately an intent, sperk I ain from humble, he from honour'd naine ;

truly, No note upou my parents, his all noble :

To go to Paris My master, my dear lord he is; and I

Hel. Madamn, I had. His servant live, and will his vassal die :

Count. Wberefore ? tell true. He must not be my brother.

Hel. I will tell truth : by grace itself, I Count. Nor I your mother 1

swear. Hel. You are my mother, madam; 'Would You know my father left me some prescrip. you were

tions (80 that my lord, your son, were not my of rare and prov'd effects, such as bis reading, brother,)

And manifest experience, had collected Indeed, my mother l-or were you both our For general sovereignty ; and that he will'd me mothers,

In heedfullest reservation to bestow them, I care no more for, • than I do for heaven, As notes, whose faculties inclusive were, So I were not bis sister: Can't no other, More than they were in note : 1 amongst the But, I your daughter, he must be my brother?

rest, Count. Yes, Helen, you might be my daugh. There is a remedy, approv'd, set down, ter-in-law ;

To cure the desperate languishes, whereof
God sbield, you mean it noti daughter, and The king is render'd lost.
mother,

Count. This was your motive
So strive + upon your pulse : What, pale again? For Parls, was it ? speak.
My fear hath catch'd your fondness : Now I see

Hel, My lord, your son made me to think of
The mystery of your loneliness, and find
Your salt tears' bead. Now to all sense 'tis Else Paris, and the medicine, and the king,
gross,

Had, from the conversation of iny thoughts, You love my son ; invention is asham’d,

Haply, been abseni then. Against the proclamation of thy passion,

Count. But think you, Helen, To say thou dost not: therefore tell me true ;

If you should tender your supposed aid, But tell me then, 'tis so :-sor, look, thy cheeks He would receive it? He and his physicians Confess it, one to the other; and thine eyes Are of a mind ; he, that they cannot help him, See it so grossly shown in thy behaviours, They, that they cannot help: How shall they That in their kind ý they speak it : only sin

credit And hellish obstinacy tie thy tongue,

A poor unlearned virgin, when the schools, That truth should be suspected : Speak, is't so? Embowell'd of their doctrine, g have left ott If it be so, you have wound a goodly clue ;

The danger to itself?
If it be not, forgwear't : bowe'er, I charge thee, Hel. There's something hints,
As beaven shall work in me for thine avail,

More than my father's skill, which was the To tell me truly.

greatest Hel. Good niadam, pardon me!

of his profession, that his good receipt Count. Do you love my son ?

Sball, for my legacy, be sanctified Hel. Your pardon, noble mistress !

By the luckiest stars in beaven : apd, would Count. Love you my son ?

your bonour Hel. Do not you love him, madam!

But give me leave to try success, I'd venture Count. Go not about ; my love bath in't a The well-lost life of mine on bis grace's cure, bond,

By such a day and hour. Whereof the world takes note : come, come, dis- Count. Dost thou believe it? close

Hel. Ay, madam, knowingly. The state of your affection ; for your passions

Count. Why, Helen, thou shalt have my leave Have to the full appeach'd.

and love,

this ;

·le. I care a much for. I wish it equally.
+ Contend.

lhe source, the cause of your grief.
According to their nature.

• 1. e. Whose respectable conduct in age proves that you were no less virtuous when young. Hl.e. Venus.

Receipts io which preater virtues were enclosed than appeared.

Exhausted of their skill.

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