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Let the rest go.

All that is virtuous (save what thou dislik'st, A balance more replete.
A poor physician's daughter), thou dislik'st Ber. I take her hand.

[king, Of virtue for the name: but do not so:

King. Good fortune, and the favour of the From lowest place when virtuous things proceed, Smile upon

this contract; whose ceremony The place is dignify'd by the doer's deed: 5 Shall seem expedient on the new-born brief), Where great addition swells, and virtue none, And be perforin'd to-night; the solemn feast It is a dropsied honour: good alone

Shall more attend upo i the coming space, Is good, without a name; vileness is so: Expecting absent friends. As thou lov'st her, The property by what it is should


Thy love's to me religious; else, does err. Not by the uitle. She is young, wise, fair ;

[Excunt all but Parolles and Lafeu. In these to nature she's ininediate heir;

Laf. Do you hear, monsieur, a word with you. And these breed honour: that is honour's scorn, Par. Your pleasure, sir? Which challenges itselt as honour's born,

Laf. Your lord and master did well to make And is not like the sire: Honours best thrive his recantation. When rather from our acts we them derive 15 Par: Recantation? My lord ? my master? Than our foregoers: the mere word's a’slave, Laf. Ay; Is it not a language I speak? Debauch'd on every tomb; on every grave,

Par. A most harsh one; and not to be under: A lying trophy; and as oft is dumb,

stood without bloody succeeding. My master ? Where dust, and damn’d oblivion, is the tomb Laf. Are you companion to the count Rousillon? Of honour'd bones indeed. What should be said: 20 Par. To any count; to ail counts; to what is If thou canst like this creature as a maid, I can create the rest: virtue, and she,

Laf. To what is count's man; count's master Is her own dower: honour and wealth, from me.

is of another style. Ber. I cannot love her, nor will strive to do't. Par. You are too old, sir; let it satisfy you, King. Thou wrong'st thyself, if thou should'st 25 you are too old. strive to chuse.

[glad; Luf. I must tell thee, sirrah, I write man; to Hel. That you are well restord, my lord, I'm which title age cannot bring thee.

Par. What I dare too well do, I dare not do. King, My honour's at the stake; which to de- Laf. I did think thee, for two ordinaries“, to feat';

30 be a pretty wise fellow; thou didst make tolerable I must produce my power: Here, take her hand, vent of thy travel ; it might pass: yet the scarfs, Proud scornful boy, unworthy this good gift; and the bannerets, about thee, did manifoldly disThat dost in vile misprision shackle up

suade mefrom believing thee a vessel of too great My love, and her desert; that canst not dream, a burden. I have now found thee; when I lose We, poizing us in her defective scale, 35 thee again, I care not; yet art thou good for noShall weigh thee to the beain; that wilt not know, thing but taking up'; and that thou art scarce It is in us to plant thine honour, where

worth. We please to have it grow: Check thy contempt:

Par. Hadst thou not the privilege of antiquity Obey our will, which travails in thy good:

upon thee, Believe not thy disdain, but presently 40 Laf. Do not plunge thyselftoo far in anger, lest Do thine own fortunes that obedient right, thou hasten thy'trial; which if-Lord have mercy Which both thy duty owes, and our power claims; on thee for a hen! So, my good window of lattice, Or I will throw thee from my care for ever,

fare thee well; thy casement I need not open, for Into the staggers", and the careless lapse I look through thee. Give me thy hand. Of youth and ignorance; both my revenge and 43 Par. My lord, you give me mosi egregious Loosing upon thee in the name ofjustice, Člate, findignity. Without all terms of pity: Speak; thine answer. Luf. Ay, with all my heart; and thou art Ber. Pardon, my gracious lord; for I submit

worthy of it. My fancy to your eyes: When I consider, Par. I have not, my lord, deserv'd it. What great creation, and what dole of bonour, 50 Luf. Yes, good faith, every dram of it; and I Flies where you bid it, I find, that she, which late will not bate thee a scruple. Was in my nobler thoughts most base, is now Par. Well, I shall be wiser. The praised of the king; who, so ennobled, Laf. E'en as soon as thou canst, for thou hast to Is, as 'twere, born so.

pullat a smack o'the contrary. If ever thou be'st King. Take her by the hand,

55 bound in thy scarf, and beaten, thous' alt find wliat. And tell her, she is thine: to whom I promise it is to be proud of thy bondage. Thave a desire to A counterpoise; if not to thy estate,

Ihold my acqua ntance with thee, or ratlicr ny * The French verb defuire (from whence our defeat) signifies to free, to d sembarrotss, as well as to destroy; and in this sense, we apprehend, defeat is here used. Alluding to that species of the staggers, or the horses apoplexij, which makes the aniinal dash himself with destructive violence against posts or walls. "The brief is the contract of espousal, or the licence of the church, in which the especial cause shall be assigned. * Ordinary here means dinner. To take up means to contradici, to call to account, as well as to pick of the ground,





knowledge ; that I may say in the default', he is! Which should sustain the bound and high curvet a man I know

Ot Mars's fiery steed: To other regions ! Par. My lord, you do me most insupporta- t'rance is a stable; we that dwell in't, jades; ble vexation.

Therefore, to the war. Laf. I would it were hell-pains for thy sake, 5 Bir. It shall be so; I'll send her to my house, and my poor doing eternal : for doing, I am Acquaint my inother with my hate to her, past, as I will by thee, in what motion age will And weretore I am fled; write to the king give me leave.

Exit. That which I durst not speak: His presentgilt Pur. Well, thou hast a son shall take this dis- Shall furnish me to those Italian fields, grace

off me; scurvy, old, filthy, scurvy lord !-10 Where noble tellows strike: War is no strife Well, I must be patient; there is no fettering of To the dark house*, and the detested wife. authority. I'll beat him, by my life, if I can meet Par. Will this capricio hold in thee, art sure! him with any convenience, an he were double Ber.Guwith me to my chamber,and advise me. and double a lord. I'll have no more pity of his !'ll send her straight away: To-morrow age, than I would have of_1'll beat him, an if I 15 I'll to the wars, she to her single sorrow. could but meet bim again.

Par. Why, these balls bound; there's noise Re-enter Lafeu.

in it. _'Tis hard; Laf. Sirrah, your lord and master's marry'd, A young man married, is a man that's niard: there's news for you; you have a new mistress. Therefore away, and leave her bra i ely; go:

Par. I most unfeignedly beseech your lord-/20 The king has done you wrong; but hush ! 'tis ship to make some reservation of your wrongs:

[Exeunt. He is my good lord: whom I serve above, is

SCENE IV. my master.

Enter Helena and Clown. Laf. Who? God?

Hel. My inother greets me kindly; Is she well? Par, Ay, sir.

125 Clo. She is not well; but yet she has her Laf. The devil it is, that's thy master. Why health: she's

very nierry; but yet she's not well: dost thou garter up thy arms o'this fashion? dost but, thanks be given, she's very well, and wants make hose of thy sleeves? do other servants so? nothing i' the world; but she is not well.

Thou wert best set thy lower part where thy Hel. If she be very well, what does she ail, nose stands. By mine honour, if I were but two 30 that she's not very well? hours younger, I'd beat thee: methinks, thou art Clo. Truly, she's very well, indeed, but for a general offence, and every man should beat two things. thee. I think, thou wast created for inen to Hel. What two things? breathe themselves upon thee.

Clo. One, that she's not in heaven, whither Par. This is hard and undeserved measure, 35 God send her quickly! the other, that she's on

earth, from whence God send her quickly! Laf. Go to, sir ; you were beaten in Italy for

Enter Parolli's. picking a kernel out of a pomegranate; you are Par. Bless you, my fortunate lady! a vagabond, and no true traveller: you are more Hel. I hope, sir, I have your good-will to saucy with lords, and honourable personages, 40|have mine own good fortunes. than the heraldry of your birth and virtue gives Pur. You have iny prayers to lead them on; you commission. You are not worth another and to keep them on, have them still.-0, my word, else I'd call you knave. I leave you. [Ex. knave! how does my old lady? Enter Bertrum.

Clo. So that you had her wrinkles, and I her Par. Good, very good; it is so then.—Good, 45}inoney, I would she did as you say. very good; let it be conceal'd a while.

Por. Why, I say nothing: Ber. Undone, and forfeited to cares for ever! Clo. Marry, you are the wiser man; for many Par. What is the matter, sweet-heart? Ja man's tongue shakes out his master's undoing:

Ber. Although before the solemn priest I have to say nothing, to do nothing, to know nothing, I will not bed her.

[sworn, 50 and to have nothing, is to be a great part of your Par. What? what, sweet-heart?

title : which is within a very little of nothing. Ber. O my Parolles, they have married me:- Pur. Away, thou’rt a knave. I'll to the Tuscan wars, and never bed ber.

Clo. You should have said, sir, before a knave, Par. France is a dog-hole, and it no more merits thou art a knave; that is, before me, thou art 3 The tread of a man's font: to the wars! 55 knave ; this had been truth, sir.

Ber. There's letters from my mother; what the Par. Go to, thou art a witty fool, I have I know not yet.

(import is, found thee. Par. Ay, that would be known: To the wars, Clo. Did you find me yourself, sir ? or were my boy, to the wars !

you taught to find me? The searchi, sir, was Ile wears his honour in a box unseen, 160 profitable; and much fool may you find im you, That hugs his kicksy-wicksy? here at home; leven to the world's pleasure, and the increase of Spending his manly marrow in her arms, llaughter.

'i. e. at a need. Doing is here used obscenely. 'Sir T. Hanmer observes, that kicksyzicksy is a made word in ridicule and disdain of a wife. * Probably nueaning a smoky house.

my lord.

Par. A good knave, i'faith, and well fed. jand you, monsieur? Madam, my lord will go away to-night;

Pär. I know not how I have desery'd to runs A very serious business calls on him.

into my lord's displeasure. The great prerogative and right of love, [ledge ;) Lat. You have made shift to run into't, boot Which, asyour une, time claims, be does acknow- 5 and spurs and all, like him that leap'd into the cusBut puts it olf by a compell’d restraint ; [sweets, tard ? ; and out of it you'll run again, rather than Whose want, and whose delay, is strew'd with sutfer question for your residence. Which they distil now in the curbed time,

Ber. It may be, you have mistaken him, my To make the curbed hour o'erflow with joy,

lord. And pleasure drown the brim.

101 Laf. And shall do so ever, though I took bim Hel. What's his will else?

[king, at's prayers. Fare you well, my lord : and believe Par. That you will take your instant leave o' the this of me, There can be no kernel in this light And make this hasteas yourown good proceeding, nut; the soul of this man is bis clothes: trust hiin Strengthen’d with what apology you think,

not in matter of heavy consequerce ; I have May make it probable need'.

kept of them tame, and know their natures.Hel. What more commands he?

15 Farewell, monsieur: I have spoken better of you, Par. That, having this obtain'd, you presently than

you have or will deserve at my hand: but Attend his further pleasure.

we must do good against evil.

[Exit. Hel. In every thing I' wait upon his will.

Par. An idle lord, I swear. .Par. I shall report it so.

[Exit Parolles. Ber. I think so. Hel. I pray you.-Come, sirrah. [To the Clown. 20 Par. Why, do you not know him?

[Ercunt. Ber. Yes, I know him well; and common speech SCENE V.

Gives him a worthy pass. Here comes my clog.

Enter Helena.
Enter Lafeu and Bertram.

Hel. I have, sir, as I was commanded from you, Lf. But, I hope your lordship thinks not him 25

Spoke with the king, and have procur'd his leave a soldier.

For present parting; only, he desires Ber. Yes, my lord, and of very valiant approof.

Some private speech with you. Luf. You have it from his own deliverance.

Ber. I shall obey his will. Ber. And by other warranted testimony. You must not marvel, Helen, at my course, Luf. Then ny dial goes not true ; I túok this 30

Which hokis not colour with the tinie, nor does lark for a bunting.

The ministration and required oftice Ber. I do assure you, my lord, he is very great

On my particular: prepar'd I was not in koowledge, and accordingly valiant.

For such a business; therefore am I found Laf. I have then sinned against his experience,


So much unsettled: This drives me to intreat you, and transgressed against his valour; and

That presently you take your way for home; that way is dangerous, since I cannot vet ind in

And rather muse', than ask, why I entreat you: my heart to repent: Here he comes ; 1

pray you

For my respects are better than they seem ; make us friends, I will pursue the amnity.

And my appointments have in them a need,
Enter Parolles.


Greater than shews itself, at the tirst view, Par. These things shall be done, sir.

To you that know them not. This to my niother, Luf. I pray you, sir, who's his taylor ?

[Giring a ktter. Par, Sir?

"Twill be two days ere I shall see you ; so
Laf. 0, I know him we'l: Ay, sir; be, sir, is I leave you to your wisdom.
a very good workman, a very good taylor.

Hel. Sir, I can nothing say,
Ber. Is she gone to the king ? [ Aside to Parolles. But that I am your most obedient servant.
Par. She is.

Ber. Come, come, no inore of that.
Ber. Will she away to-night?

Hel. And ever shall Par. As you'll have her.

With true observance seek to eke out that, Ber. I have writ my letters, casketed my trea-50 Wherein toward me iny homely stars have fail'd Given order for our horses ; and to-night, [sure, To equal my great fortune. When I should take possession of the bride,

Ber. Let that go : An, ere I do begin,

Vly haste is very great: Farewel; hie home, Luf. A good traveller is something at the latter Hel. Prav, sir, your pardon. end of a dinner ; but one that lies three thirus, and 55 Ber: Well, what would you say? uses a known truth to pass a thousand nothings Hel. I am not worthy of the wealth I owe"; with, should be once heard and thrice beaten. Nor dare I say, 'tis mine; and yet it is; God save you, captain.

But like a timorous thief, most fain would steal Ber. Is there any unkindness between my lord What law does vouch mine own,

That is, a specious appearance of necessity. * Theobald says, that thişoud allusion is not introduced without a view to satire. It was a foolery practised? at city entertainments, whilst the jester or zany was in rogue, forbim to juinp into a large deep custard, set for the purpose, to set on a quantity e barren spectators to laugh, as our poet says in his Haml-t. ? i, e, wonder, ti.e. I own.



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Ber. What would you have?

Ber. Where are my other men, monsieur ?Hel. Something; and scarce so much :--no

Farewel. · thing, indeed.

Go thou toward home; where I will never come, I would not tell you what I would; my lord,.--- Whilst I can shake my sword, or hear the drum:'faitly, yes ;

5 Away, and for our flight. Strangers, and foes, do sunder, and not kiss. Par. Bravely, coragio! Ber. I pray you, stay not, but iu baste to horse.

[Exeunt. Hel. I shall not break your bidding, good my lord.

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sing; pick his teeth, and sing: I know a man that

had this trick of melancholy, sold a goodly manor The Duke's Court in Florence. Flourish. Enter the Duke of Florence, two french

Count. Let me see what he writes, and when be

20 means to come. Lords, with Soldiers.

Clo. I have no mind to Isbel, since I was at Duke. So that , from point to point, now court : our old ling and our Isbel's o'the com

try are nothing like your old ling and your Isbels The fundamental reasons of this war;

\'the court: the brain of my Cupid's krock'd out; Whose great decision liath much blood let forth, 25 and I begin to love, as an old man loves money, And more thirsts after.

with no stomach. | Lord. Holy seems the quarrel

Count. What have we here? Upon your grace's part; black and fearful

Clo. E'en that you have there.

Erit. France Count. [reads a letier.] “ I bave sent you a Duke. Therefore we marvel much, our cousin 30 daughter-in-law: she hath recover'd the king, Would, in so just a business, shut his bosom - and undone me. I have wedded her, not bedAgainst our borrowing prayers.

“ ded her; and sworn to make the not eternal. 2 Lord. Good my lord,

" You shall hear, I am run away; know it, beThe reasons of our state I cannot yield',

“ fore the report come.

If there be breadth But like a common and an outward man?, 35“ enough in the world, I will hold a long distance. That the great figure of a council frames

My duty to you. By self-unable motion: therefore dare not

ir Your unfortunate son, Say what I think of it; since I have found

“ BERTRAM." Myself in my uncertain grounds to fail

This is not well, rash and unbridled boy, As often as I guess’d.

40 To fly the favours of so good a king; Duke. Be it his pleasure.

[nature, To pluck his indignation on thy head,
2 Lord. But I am sure the younger of our By the misprising of a maid too virtuous
That surfeit on their ease, will, day by day, For the contempt of empire.
Come here for physick.

Re-enter Clorun.
Duke. Welcome shall they be;
And all the honours, that can fly from us,

Clo. O, madam, yonder is heavy news within,

between two soldiers and my young lady. Shall on them settle: You know your places well; Count. What is the matter? When better fall, for your avails they fell :

Clo. Nay, there is some comfort in the news, Tu-morrow to the field.


some comfort; your son will not be killed so soon SCENE II.

as I thought he would.

Count. Why should he be killed ?
Rousillon, in France.

Clo. So say I, madam, if he runaway, as I hear
Enter Countess and Clown.

he does : the danger is in standing to't; that's the Count. It hath happened all as I would have had 5 Ilere they come, will teil you more : for any part,

loss of men, though it be the getting of children. it, save that he comes not along with her. Clo. By my troth, I take my young lord to be a

I only hear, your son was run away. . very melancholy man.

Enter Helena and treo Gentlemen. Count. By what observance, I pray you?

1 Gen. Save you, good madam. Clo. Why, he will look upon his boot, and'60 Hel. Madam, my lord is gone, for ever gone, sing; mend the rulf, and sing; ask questions, and 2 Gen. Do not say so.

ii. e. I cannot inform you of. ? i. e. ane not in the secret of affairs, 3 Meaning, our young follows.


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Count. Think upon patience.~'Pray you, gen- Count. Not so, but as we change our courtesies. tlemen,

Will you draw near? I have felt so many quirks of joy, and grief,

[Ercunt Countess and Gentlemen: That the first face of neither, on the start, (you? Hel.'Till I have no wifi, I have nothing ili brunce. Can woman me unto't:-Where is my son, I pray 5 Nothing in France, until he has no wite! 2 Gen. Madam, he's gone to serve the duke of Thou shalt have none, Rousillon, none in France, Florence:

Then bast thou all again. Poor lord, is t í We met him thitherward; for thence we cane, That chase thee from thy country, and expose And, after some dispatch in hand at court,

Those tender limbs of thine to the event Thither we bend again.

[passport. 10 Of the none-sparing war; and is it i Hel. Look on this letter, madam ; here's my That drive thee from the sportivecourt, where thou "When thou canst get the ring upon my !

Wast shot at with fair eyes, to be the mark “ finger, which never shall come off, and sheu Of smoky muskets? () you leaden messengers,

me a child begotten of thy body, that I am That ride upon the violent speed of tire, « father to, then call me husband; but in 15 Fly with false aim ; move the still-piercing air “ sucha Then I write a Nerer."

That sings with piercing, do not touch my lord! This is a dreadful sentence.

Whoever shoots at him, I set him there; Count. Brought you this letter, gentlemen ? Whoever charges on forward breast: I Gén. Ay, madam;

I am the caitli, that do hold him to it; And, for the contents' sake, are sorry for our pains. 20 And though I hill biin vot, I am the cause

Count. I pr’ythee, lady, have a better cheer ; His death was so effected: better 't were, If thou engrossest, all the griefs are thine,

I met the ravin lion when he roar'd Thou robb’st me of a moiety: He was my son ; With sharp constraint of hunger; better 't were, But I'do wash his name out of my blood,

[he: That all the miseries, which nature owes, And thou art all my child.-- Towards Florence is 25 Were mine at once: No, comethon home, Rousils 2 Gen. Ay, madam,

Whence honour but of danger wins a scar; [lon, Count. And to be a soldier?

As ost it loses all; I will be gone:
2 Gen. Such is his noble purpose: and, believe', My being here it is, that holds thee hience;
The duke will lay upon him all the honour Shall I stay here to do't? no, no, although
That good convenience claims.

30 The air of paradise did fan the house, Count. Return you thither?

[speed. And angels oflic'd all: I will be gone; 1 Gen. Ay, madam, with the swiftest wing of That pitiful rumour may report my tlight, Hel. “Till I have no site, I have nothing in To consolate thine ear. Come, night; end, day! “ France."

For, with the dark, poor thief, I'll steal away.[Exit. 'Tis bitter.

[Reading: 35 Count. Find you that there?

S CE N E III. Hel. Ay, mailam.


The Duke's Court in Florece. 1 Gen. ""Tis but the boldness of his hand, haply, His heart was not consenting to.

Flourish. Enter the Duke of Florence, Bertram, Count. Nothing in France, until he have no wife : 40

Drum und Trumpels, Soldiers, c. There's nothing here, that is too good for him;

Duke. The generalofour horse thou art;


we, But only she: and she deserves a lord,

Great in our bope, lay our best love and crcdence That twenty such rude boys might tend upon,

C'pon thy promising fortune. And call her hourly, mistress. Who was with him? Ber. Sir, it is

I Gen. A servant only, and a gentleman 45 A charge too heavy for my strength; but yet Which I have some time known.

We'll strive to bear it for your worthy sake, Count. Parolles, was't not?

To the extreme edge of hazard. 1 Gen. Ay, my good lady, he,

Dump. Then Count. A very tainted fellow, and full of wick- And iortune pay upon thy prosperous helm, My son corrupts a well-derived nature [edness: 50 As thy auspicious mistress! With his inducement.

Bj. This very day, i Gen. Indeed, good lady,

Gratllars, I put myself into thy file: The fellow has a deal of that, too much,

Make me but like my thoughts; and I shall prove Which holds him much to have ?

A lover of thy drum, hater of love. [Excunt Count. You are welcome, gentlemen.


I will entreat you, when you see my son,
Totell bjin that his sword can never win

Rosillon, in Fruce.
The honour that he loses : more I'll entreat you

Enter Countess und Steward. Written to bear along.

Count. Alas! and would you take the letterofher? 2 Gen. We serve you, madam,

60 Might you not hnow, she would doa, she has done, In that and all your worthiest affairs.

By sending me a letter? Read it again. · That is, when thou canst get the ring, which is on my finger, into thy possession. 21. e. his vices stand high in stead. 31. e. the air that closes-imuuediately.

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