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 +====== As You Like It ======
  
 +<​html>​
 +<​h3>​ACT I</​h3>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE I. Rousillon. The COUNT'​s palace.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter BERTRAM, the COUNTESS of Rousillon, HELENA, and LAFEU, all in black</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.1">​In delivering my son from me, I bury a second husband.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.2">​And I in going, madam, weep o'er my father'​s death</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.3">​anew:​ but I must attend his majesty'​s command, to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.4">​whom I am now in ward, evermore in subjection.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.5">​You shall find of the king a husband, madam; you,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.6">​sir,​ a father: he that so generally is at all times</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.7">​good must of necessity hold his virtue to you; whose</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.8">​worthiness would stir it up where it wanted rather</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.9">​than lack it where there is such abundance.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.10">​What hope is there of his majesty'​s amendment?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.11">​He hath abandoned his physicians, madam; under whose</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.12">​practises he hath persecuted time with hope, and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.13">​finds no other advantage in the process but only the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.14">​losing of hope by time.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.15">​This young gentlewoman had a father,--O, that</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.16">'​had'​! how sad a passage '​tis!--whose skill was</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.17">​almost as great as his honesty; had it stretched so</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.18">​far,​ would have made nature immortal, and death</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.19">​should have play for lack of work. Would, for the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.20">​king'​s sake, he were living! I think it would be</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.21">​the death of the king's disease.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.22">​How called you the man you speak of, madam?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.23">​He was famous, sir, in his profession, and it was</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.24">​his great right to be so: Gerard de Narbon.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.25">​He was excellent indeed, madam: the king very</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.26">​lately spoke of him admiringly and mourningly: he</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.27">​was skilful enough to have lived still, if knowledge</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.28">​could be set up against mortality.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.29">​What is it, my good lord, the king languishes of?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.30">​A fistula, my lord.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.31">​I heard not of it before.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.32">​I would it were not notorious. Was this gentlewoman</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.33">​the daughter of Gerard de Narbon?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.34">​His sole child, my lord, and bequeathed to my</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.35">​overlooking. I have those hopes of her good that</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.36">​her education promises; her dispositions she</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.37">​inherits,​ which makes fair gifts fairer; for where</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.38">​an unclean mind carries virtuous qualities, there</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.39">​commendations go with pity; they are virtues and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.40">​traitors too; in her they are the better for their</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.41">​simpleness;​ she derives her honesty and achieves her goodness.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.42">​Your commendations,​ madam, get from her tears.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.43">'​Tis the best brine a maiden can season her praise</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.44">​in. The remembrance of her father never approaches</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.45">​her heart but the tyranny of her sorrows takes all</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.46">​livelihood from her cheek. No more of this, Helena;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.47">​go to, no more; lest it be rather thought you affect</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.48">​a sorrow than have it.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.49">​I do affect a sorrow indeed, but I have it too.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.50">​Moderate lamentation is the right of the dead,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.51">​excessive grief the enemy to the living.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.52">​If the living be enemy to the grief, the excess</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.53">​makes it soon mortal.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.54">​Madam,​ I desire your holy wishes.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech21"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.55">​How understand we that?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech22"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.56">​Be thou blest, Bertram, and succeed thy father</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.57">​In manners, as in shape! thy blood and virtue</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.58">​Contend for empire in thee, and thy goodness</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.59">​Share with thy birthright! Love all, trust a few,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.60">​Do wrong to none: be able for thine enemy</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.61">​Rather in power than use, and keep thy friend</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.62">​Under thy own life's key: be cheque'​d for silence,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.63">​But never tax'd for speech. What heaven more will,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.64">​That thee may furnish and my prayers pluck down,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.65">​Fall on thy head! Farewell, my lord;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.66">'​Tis an unseason'​d courtier; good my lord,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.67">​Advise him.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech23"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.68"> ​         He cannot want the best</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.69">​That shall attend his love.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech24"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.70">​Heaven bless him! Farewell, Bertram.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech25"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.71">​[To HELENA] ​ The best wishes that can be forged in</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.72">​your thoughts be servants to you! Be comfortable</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.73">​to my mother, your mistress, and make much of her.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech26"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.74">​Farewell,​ pretty lady: you must hold the credit of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.75">​your father.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt BERTRAM and LAFEU</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech27"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.76">​O,​ were that all! I think not on my father;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.77">​And these great tears grace his remembrance more</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.78">​Than those I shed for him. What was he like?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.79">​I have forgot him: my imagination</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.80">​Carries no favour in't but Bertram'​s.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.81">​I am undone: there is no living, none,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.82">​If Bertram be away. 'Twere all one</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.83">​That I should love a bright particular star</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.84">​And think to wed it, he is so above me:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.85">​In his bright radiance and collateral light</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.86">​Must I be comforted, not in his sphere.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.87">​The ambition in my love thus plagues itself:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.88">​The hind that would be mated by the lion</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.89">​Must die for love. 'Twas pretty, though plague,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.90">​To see him every hour; to sit and draw</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.91">​His arched brows, his hawking eye, his curls,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.92">​In our heart'​s table; heart too capable</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.93">​Of every line and trick of his sweet favour:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.94">​But now he's gone, and my idolatrous fancy</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.95">​Must sanctify his reliques. Who comes here?</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter PAROLLES</​i></​p>​
 +<​p><​i>​Aside</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​1.1.96">​One that goes with him: I love him for his sake;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.97">​And yet I know him a notorious liar,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.98">​Think him a great way fool, solely a coward;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.99">​Yet these fixed evils sit so fit in him,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.100">​That they take place, when virtue'​s steely bones</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.101">​Look bleak i' the cold wind: withal, full oft we see</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.102">​Cold wisdom waiting on superfluous folly.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech28"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.103">​Save you, fair queen!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech29"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.104">​And you, monarch!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech30"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.105">​No.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech31"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.106">​And no.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech32"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.107">​Are you meditating on virginity?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech33"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.108">​Ay. You have some stain of soldier in you: let me</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.109">​ask you a question. Man is enemy to virginity; how</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.110">​may we barricado it against him?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech34"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.111">​Keep him out.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech35"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.112">​But he assails; and our virginity, though valiant,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.113">​in the defence yet is weak: unfold to us some</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.114">​warlike resistance.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech36"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.115">​There is none: man, sitting down before you, will</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.116">​undermine you and blow you up.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech37"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.117">​Bless our poor virginity from underminers and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.118">​blowers up! Is there no military policy, how</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.119">​virgins might blow up men?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech38"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.120">​Virginity being blown down, man will quicklier be</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.121">​blown up: marry, in blowing him down again, with</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.122">​the breach yourselves made, you lose your city. It</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.123">​is not politic in the commonwealth of nature to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.124">​preserve virginity. Loss of virginity is rational</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.125">​increase and there was never virgin got till</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.126">​virginity was first lost. That you were made of is</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.127">​metal to make virgins. Virginity by being once lost</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.128">​may be ten times found; by being ever kept, it is</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.129">​ever lost: 'tis too cold a companion; away with '​t!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech39"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.130">​I will stand for 't a little, though therefore I die a virgin.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech40"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.131">​There'​s little can be said in 't; 'tis against the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.132">​rule of nature. To speak on the part of virginity,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.133">​is to accuse your mothers; which is most infallible</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.134">​disobedience. He that hangs himself is a virgin:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.135">​virginity murders itself and should be buried in</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.136">​highways out of all sanctified limit, as a desperate</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.137">​offendress against nature. Virginity breeds mites,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.138">​much like a cheese; consumes itself to the very</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.139">​paring,​ and so dies with feeding his own stomach.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.140">​Besides,​ virginity is peevish, proud, idle, made of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.141">​self-love,​ which is the most inhibited sin in the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.142">​canon. Keep it not; you cannot choose but loose</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.143">​by'​t:​ out with 't! within ten year it will make</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.144">​itself ten, which is a goodly increase; and the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.145">​principal itself not much the worse: away with '​t!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech41"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.146">​How might one do, sir, to lose it to her own liking?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech42"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.147">​Let me see: marry, ill, to like him that ne'er it</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.148">​likes. 'Tis a commodity will lose the gloss with</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.149">​lying;​ the longer kept, the less worth: off with '​t</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.150">​while 'tis vendible; answer the time of request.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.151">​Virginity,​ like an old courtier, wears her cap out</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.152">​of fashion: richly suited, but unsuitable: just</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.153">​like the brooch and the tooth-pick, which wear not</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.154">​now. Your date is better in your pie and your</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.155">​porridge than in your cheek; and your virginity,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.156">​your old virginity, is like one of our French</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.157">​withered pears, it looks ill, it eats drily; marry,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.158">'​tis a withered pear; it was formerly better;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.159">​marry,​ yet 'tis a withered pear: will you anything with it?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech43"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.160">​Not my virginity yet [         ​]</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.161">​There shall your master have a thousand loves,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.162">​A mother and a mistress and a friend,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.163">​A phoenix, captain and an enemy,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.164">​A guide, a goddess, and a sovereign,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.165">​A counsellor, a traitress, and a dear;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.166">​His humble ambition, proud humility,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.167">​His jarring concord, and his discord dulcet,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.168">​His faith, his sweet disaster; with a world</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.169">​Of pretty, fond, adoptious christendoms,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.170">​That blinking Cupid gossips. Now shall he--</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.171">​I know not what he shall. God send him well!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.172">​The court'​s a learning place, and he is one--</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech44"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.173">​What one, i' faith?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech45"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.174">​That I wish well. 'Tis pity--</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech46"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.175">​What'​s pity?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech47"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.176">​That wishing well had not a body in'​t,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.177">​Which might be felt; that we, the poorer born,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.178">​Whose baser stars do shut us up in wishes,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.179">​Might with effects of them follow our friends,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.180">​And show what we alone must think, which never</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.181">​Return us thanks.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter Page</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech48"><​b>​Page</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.182">​Monsieur Parolles, my lord calls for you.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech49"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.183">​Little Helen, farewell; if I can remember thee, I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.184">​will think of thee at court.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech50"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.185">​Monsieur Parolles, you were born under a charitable star.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech51"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.186">​Under Mars, I.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech52"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.187">​I especially think, under Mars.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech53"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.188">​Why under Mars?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech54"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.189">​The wars have so kept you under that you must needs</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.190">​be born under Mars.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech55"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.191">​When he was predominant.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech56"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.192">​When he was retrograde, I think, rather.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech57"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.193">​Why think you so?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech58"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.194">​You go so much backward when you fight.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech59"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.195">​That'​s for advantage.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech60"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.196">​So is running away, when fear proposes the safety;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.197">​but the composition that your valour and fear makes</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.198">​in you is a virtue of a good wing, and I like the wear well.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech61"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.199">​I am so full of businesses, I cannot answer thee</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.200">​acutely. I will return perfect courtier; in the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.201">​which,​ my instruction shall serve to naturalize</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.202">​thee,​ so thou wilt be capable of a courtier'​s</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.203">​counsel and understand what advice shall thrust upon</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.204">​thee;​ else thou diest in thine unthankfulness,​ and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.205">​thine ignorance makes thee away: farewell. When</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.206">​thou hast leisure, say thy prayers; when thou hast</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.207">​none,​ remember thy friends; get thee a good husband,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.208">​and use him as he uses thee; so, farewell.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech62"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.1.209">​Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.210">​Which we ascribe to heaven: the fated sky</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.211">​Gives us free scope, only doth backward pull</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.212">​Our slow designs when we ourselves are dull.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.213">​What power is it which mounts my love so high,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.214">​That makes me see, and cannot feed mine eye?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.215">​The mightiest space in fortune nature brings</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.216">​To join like likes and kiss like native things.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.217">​Impossible be strange attempts to those</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.218">​That weigh their pains in sense and do suppose</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.219">​What hath been cannot be: who ever strove</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.220">​So show her merit, that did miss her love?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.221">​The king's disease--my project may deceive me,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.1.222">​But my intents are fix'd and will not leave me.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE II. Paris. The KING's palace.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Flourish of cornets. Enter the KING of France, with letters, and divers Attendants</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.1">​The Florentines and Senoys are by the ears;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.2">​Have fought with equal fortune and continue</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.3">​A braving war.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.4"> ​                 So 'tis reported, sir.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.5">​Nay,​ 'tis most credible; we here received it</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.6">​A certainty, vouch'​d from our cousin Austria,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.7">​With caution that the Florentine will move us</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.8">​For speedy aid; wherein our dearest friend</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.9">​Prejudicates the business and would seem</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.10">​To have us make denial.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.11">​His love and wisdom,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.12">​Approved so to your majesty, may plead</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.13">​For amplest credence.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.14">​He hath arm'd our answer,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.15">​And Florence is denied before he comes:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.16">​Yet,​ for our gentlemen that mean to see</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.17">​The Tuscan service, freely have they leave</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.18">​To stand on either part.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.19">​It well may serve</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.20">​A nursery to our gentry, who are sick</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.21">​For breathing and exploit.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.22">​What'​s he comes here?</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter BERTRAM, LAFEU, and PAROLLES</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.23">​It is the Count Rousillon, my good lord,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.24">​Young Bertram.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.25"> ​                 Youth, thou bear'​st thy father'​s face;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.26">​Frank nature, rather curious than in haste,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.27">​Hath well composed thee. Thy father'​s moral parts</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.28">​Mayst thou inherit too! Welcome to Paris.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.29">​My thanks and duty are your majesty'​s.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.30">​I would I had that corporal soundness now,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.31">​As when thy father and myself in friendship</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.32">​First tried our soldiership! He did look far</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.33">​Into the service of the time and was</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.34">​Discipled of the bravest: he lasted long;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.35">​But on us both did haggish age steal on</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.36">​And wore us out of act. It much repairs me</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.37">​To talk of your good father. In his youth</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.38">​He had the wit which I can well observe</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.39">​To-day in our young lords; but they may jest</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.40">​Till their own scorn return to them unnoted</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.41">​Ere they can hide their levity in honour;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.42">​So like a courtier, contempt nor bitterness</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.43">​Were in his pride or sharpness; if they were,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.44">​His equal had awaked them, and his honour,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.45">​Clock to itself, knew the true minute when</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.46">​Exception bid him speak, and at this time</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.47">​His tongue obey'd his hand: who were below him</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.48">​He used as creatures of another place</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.49">​And bow'd his eminent top to their low ranks,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.50">​Making them proud of his humility,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.51">​In their poor praise he humbled. Such a man</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.52">​Might be a copy to these younger times;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.53">​Which,​ follow'​d well, would demonstrate them now</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.54">​But goers backward.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.55">​His good remembrance,​ sir,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.56">​Lies richer in your thoughts than on his tomb;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.57">​So in approof lives not his epitaph</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.58">​As in your royal speech.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.59">​Would I were with him! He would always say--</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.60">​Methinks I hear him now; his plausive words</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.61">​He scatter'​d not in ears, but grafted them,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.62">​To grow there and to bear,​--'​Let me not live,'​--</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.63">​This his good melancholy oft began,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.64">​On the catastrophe and heel of pastime,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.65">​When it was out,​--'​Let me not live,' quoth he,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.66">'​After my flame lacks oil, to be the snuff</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.67">​Of younger spirits, whose apprehensive senses</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.68">​All but new things disdain; whose judgments are</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.69">​Mere fathers of their garments; whose constancies</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.70">​Expire before their fashions.'​ This he wish'​d;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.71">​I after him do after him wish too,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.72">​Since I nor wax nor honey can bring home,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.73">​I quickly were dissolved from my hive,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.74">​To give some labourers room.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.75">​You are loved, sir:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.76">​They that least lend it you shall lack you first.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.77">​I fill a place, I know'​t. How long is't, count,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.78">​Since the physician at your father'​s died?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.79">​He was much famed.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.80"> ​                 Some six months since, my lord.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.81">​If he were living, I would try him yet.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.82">​Lend me an arm; the rest have worn me out</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.83">​With several applications;​ nature and sickness</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.84">​Debate it at their leisure. Welcome, count;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.2.85">​My son's no dearer.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.2.86">​Thank your majesty.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt. Flourish</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE III. Rousillon. The COUNT'​s palace.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter COUNTESS, Steward, and Clown</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.1">​I will now hear; what say you of this gentlewoman?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​Steward</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.2">​Madam,​ the care I have had to even your content, I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.3">​wish might be found in the calendar of my past</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.4">​endeavours;​ for then we wound our modesty and make</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.5">​foul the clearness of our deservings, when of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.6">​ourselves we publish them.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.7">​What does this knave here? Get you gone, sirrah:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.8">​the complaints I have heard of you I do not all</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.9">​believe:​ 'tis my slowness that I do not; for I know</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.10">​you lack not folly to commit them, and have ability</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.11">​enough to make such knaveries yours.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.12">'​Tis not unknown to you, madam, I am a poor fellow.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.13">​Well,​ sir.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.14">​No,​ madam, 'tis not so well that I am poor, though</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.15">​many of the rich are damned: but, if I may have</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.16">​your ladyship'​s good will to go to the world, Isbel</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.17">​the woman and I will do as we may.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.18">​Wilt thou needs be a beggar?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.19">​I do beg your good will in this case.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.20">​In what case?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.21">​In Isbel'​s case and mine own. Service is no</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.22">​heritage:​ and I think I shall never have the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.23">​blessing of God till I have issue o' my body; for</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.24">​they say barnes are blessings.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.25">​Tell me thy reason why thou wilt marry.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.26">​My poor body, madam, requires it: I am driven on</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.27">​by the flesh; and he must needs go that the devil drives.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.28">​Is this all your worship'​s reason?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.29">​Faith,​ madam, I have other holy reasons such as they</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.30">​are.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.31">​May the world know them?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.32">​I have been, madam, a wicked creature, as you and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.33">​all flesh and blood are; and, indeed, I do marry</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.34">​that I may repent.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.35">​Thy marriage, sooner than thy wickedness.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.36">​I am out o' friends, madam; and I hope to have</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.37">​friends for my wife's sake.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.38">​Such friends are thine enemies, knave.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.39">​You'​re shallow, madam, in great friends; for the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.40">​knaves come to do that for me which I am aweary of.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.41">​He that ears my land spares my team and gives me</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.42">​leave to in the crop; if I be his cuckold, he's my</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.43">​drudge:​ he that comforts my wife is the cherisher</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.44">​of my flesh and blood; he that cherishes my flesh</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.45">​and blood loves my flesh and blood; he that loves my</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.46">​flesh and blood is my friend: ergo, he that kisses</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.47">​my wife is my friend. If men could be contented to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.48">​be what they are, there were no fear in marriage;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.49">​for young Charbon the Puritan and old Poysam the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.50">​Papist,​ howsome'​er their hearts are severed in</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.51">​religion,​ their heads are both one; they may jowl</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.52">​horns together, like any deer i' the herd.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech21"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.53">​Wilt thou ever be a foul-mouthed and calumnious knave?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech22"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.54">​A prophet I, madam; and I speak the truth the next</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.55">​way:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.56">​For I the ballad will repeat,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.57">​Which men full true shall find;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.58">​Your marriage comes by destiny,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.59">​Your cuckoo sings by kind.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech23"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.60">​Get you gone, sir; I'll talk with you more anon.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech24"><​b>​Steward</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.61">​May it please you, madam, that he bid Helen come to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.62">​you:​ of her I am to speak.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech25"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.63">​Sirrah,​ tell my gentlewoman I would speak with her;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.64">​Helen,​ I mean.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech26"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.65"> ​    Was this fair face the cause, quoth she,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.66">​Why the Grecians sacked Troy?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.67">​Fond done, done fond,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.68">​Was this King Priam'​s joy?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.69">​With that she sighed as she stood,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.70">​With that she sighed as she stood,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.71">​And gave this sentence then;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.72">​Among nine bad if one be good,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.73">​Among nine bad if one be good,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.74">​There'​s yet one good in ten.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech27"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.75">​What,​ one good in ten? you corrupt the song, sirrah.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech28"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.76">​One good woman in ten, madam; which is a purifying</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.77">​o'​ the song: would God would serve the world so all</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.78">​the year! we'ld find no fault with the tithe-woman,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.79">​if I were the parson. One in ten, quoth a'! An we</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.80">​might have a good woman born but one every blazing</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.81">​star,​ or at an earthquake, '​twould mend the lottery</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.82">​well:​ a man may draw his heart out, ere a' pluck</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.83">​one.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech29"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.84">​You'​ll be gone, sir knave, and do as I command you.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech30"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.85">​That man should be at woman'​s command, and yet no</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.86">​hurt done! Though honesty be no puritan, yet it</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.87">​will do no hurt; it will wear the surplice of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.88">​humility over the black gown of a big heart. I am</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.89">​going,​ forsooth: the business is for Helen to come hither.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech31"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.90">​Well,​ now.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech32"><​b>​Steward</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.91">​I know, madam, you love your gentlewoman entirely.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech33"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.92">​Faith,​ I do: her father bequeathed her to me; and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.93">​she herself, without other advantage, may lawfully</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.94">​make title to as much love as she finds: there is</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.95">​more owing her than is paid; and more shall be paid</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.96">​her than she'll demand.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech34"><​b>​Steward</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.97">​Madam,​ I was very late more near her than I think</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.98">​she wished me: alone she was, and did communicate</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.99">​to herself her own words to her own ears; she</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.100">​thought,​ I dare vow for her, they touched not any</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.101">​stranger sense. Her matter was, she loved your son:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.102">​Fortune,​ she said, was no goddess, that had put</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.103">​such difference betwixt their two estates; Love no</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.104">​god,​ that would not extend his might, only where</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.105">​qualities were level; Dian no queen of virgins, that</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.106">​would suffer her poor knight surprised, without</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.107">​rescue in the first assault or ransom afterward.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.108">​This she delivered in the most bitter touch of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.109">​sorrow that e'er I heard virgin exclaim in: which I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.110">​held my duty speedily to acquaint you withal;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.111">​sithence,​ in the loss that may happen, it concerns</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.112">​you something to know it.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech35"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.113">​You have discharged this honestly; keep it to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.114">​yourself:​ many likelihoods informed me of this</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.115">​before,​ which hung so tottering in the balance that</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.116">​I could neither believe nor misdoubt. Pray you,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.117">​leave me: stall this in your bosom; and I thank you</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.118">​for your honest care: I will speak with you further anon.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit Steward</​i></​p>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter HELENA</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​1.3.119">​Even so it was with me when I was young:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.120">​If ever we are nature'​s,​ these are ours; this thorn</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.121">​Doth to our rose of youth rightly belong;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.122">​Our blood to us, this to our blood is born;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.123">​It is the show and seal of nature'​s truth,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.124">​Where love's strong passion is impress'​d in youth:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.125">​By our remembrances of days foregone,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.126">​Such were our faults, or then we thought them none.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.127">​Her eye is sick on't: I observe her now.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech36"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.128">​What is your pleasure, madam?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech37"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.129">​You know, Helen,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.130">​I am a mother to you.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech38"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.131">​Mine honourable mistress.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech39"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.132">​Nay,​ a mother:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.133">​Why not a mother? When I said 'a mother,'</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.134">​Methought you saw a serpent: what's in '​mother,'</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.135">​That you start at it? I say, I am your mother;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.136">​And put you in the catalogue of those</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.137">​That were enwombed mine: 'tis often seen</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.138">​Adoption strives with nature and choice breeds</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.139">​A native slip to us from foreign seeds:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.140">​You ne'er oppress'​d me with a mother'​s groan,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.141">​Yet I express to you a mother'​s care:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.142">​God'​s mercy, maiden! does it curd thy blood</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.143">​To say I am thy mother? What's the matter,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.144">​That this distemper'​d messenger of wet,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.145">​The many-colour'​d Iris, rounds thine eye?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.146">​Why?​ that you are my daughter?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech40"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.147">​That I am not.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech41"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.148">​I say, I am your mother.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech42"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.149">​Pardon,​ madam;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.150">​The Count Rousillon cannot be my brother:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.151">​I am from humble, he from honour'​d name;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.152">​No note upon my parents, his all noble:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.153">​My master, my dear lord he is; and I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.154">​His servant live, and will his vassal die:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.155">​He must not be my brother.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech43"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.156">​Nor I your mother?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech44"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.157">​You are my mother, madam; would you were,​--</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.158">​So that my lord your son were not my brother,​--</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.159">​Indeed my mother! or were you both our mothers,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.160">​I care no more for than I do for heaven,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.161">​So I were not his sister. Can't no other,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.162">​But,​ I your daughter, he must be my brother?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech45"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.163">​Yes,​ Helen, you might be my daughter-in-law:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.164">​God shield you mean it not! daughter and mother</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.165">​So strive upon your pulse. What, pale again?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.166">​My fear hath catch'​d your fondness: now I see</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.167">​The mystery of your loneliness, and find</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.168">​Your salt tears' head: now to all sense 'tis gross</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.169">​You love my son; invention is ashamed,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.170">​Against the proclamation of thy passion,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.171">​To say thou dost not: therefore tell me true;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.172">​But tell me then, 'tis so; for, look thy cheeks</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.173">​Confess it, th' one to th' other; and thine eyes</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.174">​See it so grossly shown in thy behaviors</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.175">​That in their kind they speak it: only sin</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.176">​And hellish obstinacy tie thy tongue,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.177">​That truth should be suspected. Speak, is't so?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.178">​If it be so, you have wound a goodly clew;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.179">​If it be not, forswear'​t:​ howe'​er,​ I charge thee,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.180">​As heaven shall work in me for thine avail,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.181">​Tell me truly.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech46"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.182"> ​                 Good madam, pardon me!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech47"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.183">​Do you love my son?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech48"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.184">​Your pardon, noble mistress!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech49"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.185">​Love you my son?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech50"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.186"> ​                 Do not you love him, madam?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech51"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.187">​Go not about; my love hath in't a bond,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.188">​Whereof the world takes note: come, come, disclose</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.189">​The state of your affection; for your passions</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.190">​Have to the full appeach'​d.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech52"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.191">​Then,​ I confess,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.192">​Here on my knee, before high heaven and you,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.193">​That before you, and next unto high heaven,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.194">​I love your son.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.195">​My friends were poor, but honest; so's my love:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.196">​Be not offended; for it hurts not him</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.197">​That he is loved of me: I follow him not</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.198">​By any token of presumptuous suit;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.199">​Nor would I have him till I do deserve him;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.200">​Yet never know how that desert should be.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.201">​I know I love in vain, strive against hope;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.202">​Yet in this captious and intenible sieve</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.203">​I still pour in the waters of my love</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.204">​And lack not to lose still: thus, Indian-like,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.205">​Religious in mine error, I adore</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.206">​The sun, that looks upon his worshipper,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.207">​But knows of him no more. My dearest madam,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.208">​Let not your hate encounter with my love</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.209">​For loving where you do: but if yourself,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.210">​Whose aged honour cites a virtuous youth,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.211">​Did ever in so true a flame of liking</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.212">​Wish chastely and love dearly, that your Dian</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.213">​Was both herself and love: O, then, give pity</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.214">​To her, whose state is such that cannot choose</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.215">​But lend and give where she is sure to lose;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.216">​That seeks not to find that her search implies,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.217">​But riddle-like lives sweetly where she dies!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech53"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.218">​Had you not lately an intent,​--speak truly,​--</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.219">​To go to Paris?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech54"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.220"> ​                 Madam, I had.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech55"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.221">​Wherefore?​ tell true.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech56"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.222">​I will tell truth; by grace itself I swear.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.223">​You know my father left me some prescriptions</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.224">​Of rare and proved effects, such as his reading</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.225">​And manifest experience had collected</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.226">​For general sovereignty;​ and that he will'd me</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.227">​In heedfull'​st reservation to bestow them,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.228">​As notes whose faculties inclusive were</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.229">​More than they were in note: amongst the rest,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.230">​There is a remedy, approved, set down,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.231">​To cure the desperate languishings whereof</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.232">​The king is render'​d lost.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech57"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.233">​This was your motive</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.234">​For Paris, was it? speak.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech58"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.235">​My lord your son made me to think of this;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.236">​Else Paris and the medicine and the king</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.237">​Had from the conversation of my thoughts</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.238">​Haply been absent then.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech59"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.239">​But think you, Helen,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.240">​If you should tender your supposed aid,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.241">​He would receive it? he and his physicians</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.242">​Are of a mind; he, that they cannot help him,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.243">​They,​ that they cannot help: how shall they credit</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.244">​A poor unlearned virgin, when the schools,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.245">​Embowell'​d of their doctrine, have left off</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.246">​The danger to itself?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech60"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.247">​There'​s something in'​t,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.248">​More than my father'​s skill, which was the greatest</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.249">​Of his profession, that his good receipt</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.250">​Shall for my legacy be sanctified</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.251">​By the luckiest stars in heaven: and, would your honour</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.252">​But give me leave to try success, I'ld venture</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.253">​The well-lost life of mine on his grace'​s cure</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.254">​By such a day and hour.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech61"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.255">​Dost thou believe'​t?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech62"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.256">​Ay,​ madam, knowingly.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech63"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​1.3.257">​Why,​ Helen, thou shalt have my leave and love,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.258">​Means and attendants and my loving greetings</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.259">​To those of mine in court: I'll stay at home</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.260">​And pray God's blessing into thy attempt:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.261">​Be gone to-morrow; and be sure of this,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​1.3.262">​What I can help thee to thou shalt not miss.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote><​p>​
 +</​p><​h3>​ACT II</​h3>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE I. Paris. The KING's palace.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Flourish of cornets. Enter the KING, attended ​ with divers young Lords taking leave for the Florentine war; BERTRAM, and PAROLLES</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.1">​Farewell,​ young lords; these warlike principles</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.2">​Do not throw from you: and you, my lords, farewell:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.3">​Share the advice betwixt you; if both gain, all</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.4">​The gift doth stretch itself as 'tis received,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.5">​And is enough for both.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.6">'​Tis our hope, sir,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.7">​After well enter'​d soldiers, to return</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.8">​And find your grace in health.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.9">​No,​ no, it cannot be; and yet my heart</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.10">​Will not confess he owes the malady</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.11">​That doth my life besiege. Farewell, young lords;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.12">​Whether I live or die, be you the sons</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.13">​Of worthy Frenchmen: let higher Italy,​--</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.14">​Those bated that inherit but the fall</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.15">​Of the last monarchy,​--see that you come</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.16">​Not to woo honour, but to wed it; when</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.17">​The bravest questant shrinks, find what you seek,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.18">​That fame may cry you loud: I say, farewell.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.19">​Health,​ at your bidding, serve your majesty!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.20">​Those girls of Italy, take heed of them:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.21">​They say, our French lack language to deny,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.22">​If they demand: beware of being captives,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.23">​Before you serve.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​Both</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.24"> ​                 Our hearts receive your warnings.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.25">​Farewell. Come hither to me.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit,​ attended</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.26">​O,​ my sweet lord, that you will stay behind us!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.27">'​Tis not his fault, the spark.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.28">​O,​ 'tis brave wars!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.29">​Most admirable: I have seen those wars.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.30">​I am commanded here, and kept a coil with</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.31">'​Too young' and 'the next year' and ''​tis too early.'</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.32">​An thy mind stand to't, boy, steal away bravely.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.33">​I shall stay here the forehorse to a smock,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.34">​Creaking my shoes on the plain masonry,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.35">​Till honour be bought up and no sword worn</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.36">​But one to dance with! By heaven, I'll steal away.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.37">​There'​s honour in the theft.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.38">​Commit it, count.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.39">​I am your accessary; and so, farewell.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.40">​I grow to you, and our parting is a tortured body.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.41">​Farewell,​ captain.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.42">​Sweet Monsieur Parolles!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech21"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.43">​Noble heroes, my sword and yours are kin. Good</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.44">​sparks and lustrous, a word, good metals: you shall</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.45">​find in the regiment of the Spinii one Captain</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.46">​Spurio,​ with his cicatrice, an emblem of war, here</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.47">​on his sinister cheek; it was this very sword</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.48">​entrenched it: say to him, I live; and observe his</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.49">​reports for me.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech22"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.50">​We shall, noble captain.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt Lords</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech23"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.51">​Mars dote on you for his novices! what will ye do?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech24"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.52">​Stay:​ the king.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Re-enter KING. BERTRAM and PAROLLES retire</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech25"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.53">​[To BERTRAM] ​ Use a more spacious ceremony to the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.54">​noble lords; you have restrained yourself within the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.55">​list of too cold an adieu: be more expressive to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.56">​them:​ for they wear themselves in the cap of the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.57">​time,​ there do muster true gait, eat, speak, and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.58">​move under the influence of the most received star;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.59">​and though the devil lead the measure, such are to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.60">​be followed: after them, and take a more dilated farewell.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech26"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.61">​And I will do so.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech27"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.62">​Worthy fellows; and like to prove most sinewy sword-men.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt BERTRAM and PAROLLES</​i></​p>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter LAFEU</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech28"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.63">​[Kneeling] ​ Pardon, my lord, for me and for my tidings.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech29"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.64">​I'​ll fee thee to stand up.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech30"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.65">​Then here's a man stands, that has brought his pardon.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.66">​I would you had kneel'​d,​ my lord, to ask me mercy,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.67">​And that at my bidding you could so stand up.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech31"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.68">​I would I had; so I had broke thy pate,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.69">​And ask'd thee mercy for'​t.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech32"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.70">​Good faith, across: but, my good lord 'tis thus;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.71">​Will you be cured of your infirmity?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech33"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.72">​No.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech34"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.73">​O,​ will you eat no grapes, my royal fox?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.74">​Yes,​ but you will my noble grapes, an if</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.75">​My royal fox could reach them: I have seen a medicine</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.76">​That'​s able to breathe life into a stone,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.77">​Quicken a rock, and make you dance canary</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.78">​With spritely fire and motion; whose simple touch,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.79">​Is powerful to araise King Pepin, nay,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.80">​To give great Charlemain a pen in's hand,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.81">​And write to her a love-line.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech35"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.82">​What '​her'​ is this?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech36"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.83">​Why,​ Doctor She: my lord, there'​s one arrived,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.84">​If you will see her: now, by my faith and honour,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.85">​If seriously I may convey my thoughts</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.86">​In this my light deliverance,​ I have spoke</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.87">​With one that, in her sex, her years, profession,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.88">​Wisdom and constancy, hath amazed me more</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.89">​Than I dare blame my weakness: will you see her</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.90">​For that is her demand, and know her business?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.91">​That done, laugh well at me.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech37"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.92">​Now,​ good Lafeu,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.93">​Bring in the admiration; that we with thee</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.94">​May spend our wonder too, or take off thine</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.95">​By wondering how thou took'​st it.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech38"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.96">​Nay,​ I'll fit you,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.97">​And not be all day neither.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech39"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.98">​Thus he his special nothing ever prologues.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Re-enter LAFEU, with HELENA</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech40"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.99">​Nay,​ come your ways.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech41"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.100">​This haste hath wings indeed.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech42"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.101">​Nay,​ come your ways:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.102">​This is his majesty; say your mind to him:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.103">​A traitor you do look like; but such traitors</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.104">​His majesty seldom fears: I am Cressid'​s uncle,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.105">​That dare leave two together; fare you well.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech43"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.106">​Now,​ fair one, does your business follow us?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech44"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.107">​Ay,​ my good lord.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.108">​Gerard de Narbon was my father;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.109">​In what he did profess, well found.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech45"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.110">​I knew him.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech46"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.111">​The rather will I spare my praises towards him:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.112">​Knowing him is enough. On's bed of death</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.113">​Many receipts he gave me: chiefly one.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.114">​Which,​ as the dearest issue of his practise,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.115">​And of his old experience the oily darling,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.116">​He bade me store up, as a triple eye,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.117">​Safer than mine own two, more dear; I have so;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.118">​And hearing your high majesty is touch'​d</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.119">​With that malignant cause wherein the honour</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.120">​Of my dear father'​s gift stands chief in power,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.121">​I come to tender it and my appliance</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.122">​With all bound humbleness.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech47"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.123">​We thank you, maiden;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.124">​But may not be so credulous of cure,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.125">​When our most learned doctors leave us and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.126">​The congregated college have concluded</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.127">​That labouring art can never ransom nature</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.128">​From her inaidible estate; I say we must not</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.129">​So stain our judgment, or corrupt our hope,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.130">​To prostitute our past-cure malady</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.131">​To empirics, or to dissever so</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.132">​Our great self and our credit, to esteem</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.133">​A senseless help when help past sense we deem.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech48"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.134">​My duty then shall pay me for my pains:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.135">​I will no more enforce mine office on you.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.136">​Humbly entreating from your royal thoughts</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.137">​A modest one, to bear me back again.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech49"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.138">​I cannot give thee less, to be call'd grateful:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.139">​Thou thought'​st to help me; and such thanks I give</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.140">​As one near death to those that wish him live:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.141">​But what at full I know, thou know'​st no part,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.142">​I knowing all my peril, thou no art.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech50"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.143">​What I can do can do no hurt to try,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.144">​Since you set up your rest '​gainst remedy.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.145">​He that of greatest works is finisher</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.146">​Oft does them by the weakest minister:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.147">​So holy writ in babes hath judgment shown,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.148">​When judges have been babes; great floods have flown</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.149">​From simple sources, and great seas have dried</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.150">​When miracles have by the greatest been denied.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.151">​Oft expectation fails and most oft there</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.152">​Where most it promises, and oft it hits</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.153">​Where hope is coldest and despair most fits.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech51"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.154">​I must not hear thee; fare thee well, kind maid;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.155">​Thy pains not used must by thyself be paid:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.156">​Proffers not took reap thanks for their reward.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech52"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.157">​Inspired merit so by breath is barr'​d:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.158">​It is not so with Him that all things knows</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.159">​As 'tis with us that square our guess by shows;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.160">​But most it is presumption in us when</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.161">​The help of heaven we count the act of men.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.162">​Dear sir, to my endeavours give consent;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.163">​Of heaven, not me, make an experiment.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.164">​I am not an impostor that proclaim</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.165">​Myself against the level of mine aim;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.166">​But know I think and think I know most sure</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.167">​My art is not past power nor you past cure.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech53"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.168">​Are thou so confident? within what space</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.169">​Hopest thou my cure?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech54"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.170">​The great'​st grace lending grace</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.171">​Ere twice the horses of the sun shall bring</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.172">​Their fiery torcher his diurnal ring,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.173">​Ere twice in murk and occidental damp</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.174">​Moist Hesperus hath quench'​d his sleepy lamp,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.175">​Or four and twenty times the pilot'​s glass</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.176">​Hath told the thievish minutes how they pass,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.177">​What is infirm from your sound parts shall fly,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.178">​Health shall live free and sickness freely die.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech55"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.179">​Upon thy certainty and confidence</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.180">​What darest thou venture?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech56"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.181">​Tax of impudence,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.182">​A strumpet'​s boldness, a divulged shame</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.183">​Traduced by odious ballads: my maiden'​s name</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.184">​Sear'​d otherwise; nay, worse--if worse--extended</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.185">​With vilest torture let my life be ended.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech57"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.186">​Methinks in thee some blessed spirit doth speak</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.187">​His powerful sound within an organ weak:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.188">​And what impossibility would slay</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.189">​In common sense, sense saves another way.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.190">​Thy life is dear; for all that life can rate</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.191">​Worth name of life in thee hath estimate,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.192">​Youth,​ beauty, wisdom, courage, all</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.193">​That happiness and prime can happy call:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.194">​Thou this to hazard needs must intimate</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.195">​Skill infinite or monstrous desperate.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.196">​Sweet practiser, thy physic I will try,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.197">​That ministers thine own death if I die.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech58"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.198">​If I break time, or flinch in property</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.199">​Of what I spoke, unpitied let me die,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.200">​And well deserved: not helping, death'​s my fee;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.201">​But,​ if I help, what do you promise me?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech59"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.202">​Make thy demand.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech60"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.203"> ​                 But will you make it even?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech61"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.204">​Ay,​ by my sceptre and my hopes of heaven.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech62"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.205">​Then shalt thou give me with thy kingly hand</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.206">​What husband in thy power I will command:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.207">​Exempted be from me the arrogance</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.208">​To choose from forth the royal blood of France,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.209">​My low and humble name to propagate</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.210">​With any branch or image of thy state;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.211">​But such a one, thy vassal, whom I know</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.212">​Is free for me to ask, thee to bestow.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech63"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.1.213">​Here is my hand; the premises observed,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.214">​Thy will by my performance shall be served:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.215">​So make the choice of thy own time, for I,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.216">​Thy resolved patient, on thee still rely.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.217">​More should I question thee, and more I must,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.218">​Though more to know could not be more to trust,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.219">​From whence thou camest, how tended on: but rest</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.220">​Unquestion'​d welcome and undoubted blest.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.221">​Give me some help here, ho! If thou proceed</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.1.222">​As high as word, my deed shall match thy meed.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Flourish. Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE II. Rousillon. The COUNT'​s palace.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter COUNTESS and Clown</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.1">​Come on, sir; I shall now put you to the height of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.2">​your breeding.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.3">​I will show myself highly fed and lowly taught: I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.4">​know my business is but to the court.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.5">​To the court! why, what place make you special,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.6">​when you put off that with such contempt? But to the court!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.7">​Truly,​ madam, if God have lent a man any manners, he</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.8">​may easily put it off at court: he that cannot make</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.9">​a leg, put off's cap, kiss his hand and say nothing,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.10">​has neither leg, hands, lip, nor cap; and indeed</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.11">​such a fellow, to say precisely, were not for the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.12">​court;​ but for me, I have an answer will serve all</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.13">​men.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.14">​Marry,​ that's a bountiful answer that fits all</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.15">​questions.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.16">​It is like a barber'​s chair that fits all buttocks,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.17">​the pin-buttock,​ the quatch-buttock,​ the brawn</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.18">​buttock,​ or any buttock.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.19">​Will your answer serve fit to all questions?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.20">​As fit as ten groats is for the hand of an attorney,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.21">​as your French crown for your taffeta punk, as Tib'​s</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.22">​rush for Tom's forefinger, as a pancake for Shrove</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.23">​Tuesday,​ a morris for May-day, as the nail to his</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.24">​hole,​ the cuckold to his horn, as a scolding queen</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.25">​to a wrangling knave, as the nun's lip to the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.26">​friar'​s mouth, nay, as the pudding to his skin.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.27">​Have you, I say, an answer of such fitness for all</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.28">​questions?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.29">​From below your duke to beneath your constable, it</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.30">​will fit any question.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.31">​It must be an answer of most monstrous size that</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.32">​must fit all demands.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.33">​But a trifle neither, in good faith, if the learned</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.34">​should speak truth of it: here it is, and all that</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.35">​belongs to't. Ask me if I am a courtier: it shall</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.36">​do you no harm to learn.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.37">​To be young again, if we could: I will be a fool in</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.38">​question,​ hoping to be the wiser by your answer. I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.39">​pray you, sir, are you a courtier?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.40">​O Lord, sir! There'​s a simple putting off. More,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.41">​more,​ a hundred of them.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.42">​Sir,​ I am a poor friend of yours, that loves you.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.43">​O Lord, sir! Thick, thick, spare not me.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.44">​I think, sir, you can eat none of this homely meat.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.45">​O Lord, sir! Nay, put me to't, I warrant you.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.46">​You were lately whipped, sir, as I think.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.47">​O Lord, sir! spare not me.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech21"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.48">​Do you cry, 'O Lord, sir!' at your whipping, and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.49">'​spare not me?' Indeed your 'O Lord, sir!' is very</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.50">​sequent to your whipping: you would answer very well</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.51">​to a whipping, if you were but bound to'​t.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech22"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.52">​I ne'er had worse luck in my life in my 'O Lord,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.53">​sir!'​ I see things may serve long, but not serve ever.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech23"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.54">​I play the noble housewife with the time</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.55">​To entertain'​t so merrily with a fool.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech24"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.56">​O Lord, sir! why, there'​t serves well again.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech25"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.57">​An end, sir; to your business. Give Helen this,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.58">​And urge her to a present answer back:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.59">​Commend me to my kinsmen and my son:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.2.60">​This is not much.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech26"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.61">​Not much commendation to them.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech27"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.62">​Not much employment for you: you understand me?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech28"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.63">​Most fruitfully: I am there before my legs.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech29"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.2.64">​Haste you again.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt severally</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE III. Paris. The KING's palace.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter BERTRAM, LAFEU, and PAROLLES</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.1">​They say miracles are past; and we have our</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.2">​philosophical persons, to make modern and familiar,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.3">​things supernatural and causeless. Hence is it that</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.4">​we make trifles of terrors, ensconcing ourselves</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.5">​into seeming knowledge, when we should submit</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.6">​ourselves to an unknown fear.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.7">​Why,​ 'tis the rarest argument of wonder that hath</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.8">​shot out in our latter times.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.9">​And so '​tis.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.10">​To be relinquish'​d of the artists,​--</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.11">​So I say.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.12">​Both of Galen and Paracelsus.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.13">​So I say.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.14">​Of all the learned and authentic fellows,​--</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.15">​Right;​ so I say.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.16">​That gave him out incurable,​--</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.17">​Why,​ there 'tis; so say I too.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.18">​Not to be helped,​--</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.19">​Right;​ as '​twere,​ a man assured of a--</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.20">​Uncertain life, and sure death.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.21">​Just,​ you say well; so would I have said.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.22">​I may truly say, it is a novelty to the world.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.23">​It is, indeed: if you will have it in showing, you</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.24">​shall read it in--what do you call there?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.25">​A showing of a heavenly effect in an earthly actor.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.26">​That'​s it; I would have said the very same.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.27">​Why,​ your dolphin is not lustier: 'fore me,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.28">​I speak in respect--</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech21"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.29">​Nay,​ 'tis strange, 'tis very strange, that is the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.30">​brief and the tedious of it; and he's of a most</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.31">​facinerious spirit that will not acknowledge it to be the--</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech22"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.32">​Very hand of heaven.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech23"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.33">​Ay,​ so I say.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech24"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.34">​In a most weak--</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​pausing</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​2.3.35">​and debile minister, great power, great</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.36">​transcendence:​ which should, indeed, give us a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.37">​further use to be made than alone the recovery of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.38">​the king, as to be--</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​pausing</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​2.3.39">​generally thankful.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech25"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.40">​I would have said it; you say well. Here comes the king.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter KING, HELENA, and Attendants. LAFEU and PAROLLES retire</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech26"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.41">​Lustig,​ as the Dutchman says: I'll like a maid the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.42">​better,​ whilst I have a tooth in my head: why, he'​s</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.43">​able to lead her a coranto.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech27"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.44">​Mort du vinaigre! is not this Helen?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech28"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.45">'​Fore God, I think so.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech29"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.46">​Go,​ call before me all the lords in court.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.47">​Sit,​ my preserver, by thy patient'​s side;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.48">​And with this healthful hand, whose banish'​d sense</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.49">​Thou hast repeal'​d,​ a second time receive</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.50">​The confirmation of my promised gift,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.51">​Which but attends thy naming.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter three or four Lords</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​2.3.52">​Fair maid, send forth thine eye: this youthful parcel</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.53">​Of noble bachelors stand at my bestowing,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.54">​O'​er whom both sovereign power and father'​s voice</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.55">​I have to use: thy frank election make;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.56">​Thou hast power to choose, and they none to forsake.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech30"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.57">​To each of you one fair and virtuous mistress</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.58">​Fall,​ when Love please! marry, to each, but one!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech31"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.59">​I'​ld give bay Curtal and his furniture,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.60">​My mouth no more were broken than these boys',</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.61">​And writ as little beard.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech32"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.62">​Peruse them well:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.63">​Not one of those but had a noble father.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech33"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.64">​Gentlemen,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.65">​Heaven hath through me restored the king to health.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech34"><​b>​All</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.66">​We understand it, and thank heaven for you.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech35"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.67">​I am a simple maid, and therein wealthiest,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.68">​That I protest I simply am a maid.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.69">​Please it your majesty, I have done already:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.70">​The blushes in my cheeks thus whisper me,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.71">'​We blush that thou shouldst choose; but, be refused,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.72">​Let the white death sit on thy cheek for ever;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.73">​We'​ll ne'er come there again.'</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech36"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.74">​Make choice; and, see,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.75">​Who shuns thy love shuns all his love in me.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech37"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.76">​Now,​ Dian, from thy altar do I fly,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.77">​And to imperial Love, that god most high,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.78">​Do my sighs stream. Sir, will you hear my suit?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech38"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.79">​And grant it.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech39"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.80"> ​                 Thanks, sir; all the rest is mute.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech40"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.81">​I had rather be in this choice than throw ames-ace</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.82">​for my life.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech41"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.83">​The honour, sir, that flames in your fair eyes,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.84">​Before I speak, too threateningly replies:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.85">​Love make your fortunes twenty times above</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.86">​Her that so wishes and her humble love!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech42"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.87">​No better, if you please.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech43"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.88">​My wish receive,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.89">​Which great Love grant! and so, I take my leave.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech44"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.90">​Do all they deny her? An they were sons of mine,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.91">​I'​d have them whipped; or I would send them to the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.92">​Turk,​ to make eunuchs of.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech45"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.93">​Be not afraid that I your hand should take;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.94">​I'​ll never do you wrong for your own sake:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.95">​Blessing upon your vows! and in your bed</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.96">​Find fairer fortune, if you ever wed!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech46"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.97">​These boys are boys of ice, they'​ll none have her:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.98">​sure,​ they are bastards to the English; the French</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.99">​ne'​er got '​em.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech47"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.100">​You are too young, too happy, and too good,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.101">​To make yourself a son out of my blood.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech48"><​b>​Fourth Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.102">​Fair one, I think not so.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech49"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.103">​There'​s one grape yet; I am sure thy father drunk</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.104">​wine:​ but if thou be'st not an ass, I am a youth</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.105">​of fourteen; I have known thee already.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech50"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.106">​[To BERTRAM] ​ I dare not say I take you; but I give</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.107">​Me and my service, ever whilst I live,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.108">​Into your guiding power. This is the man.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech51"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.109">​Why,​ then, young Bertram, take her; she's thy wife.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech52"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.110">​My wife, my liege! I shall beseech your highness,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.111">​In such a business give me leave to use</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.112">​The help of mine own eyes.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech53"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.113">​Know'​st thou not, Bertram,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.114">​What she has done for me?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech54"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.115">​Yes,​ my good lord;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.116">​But never hope to know why I should marry her.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech55"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.117">​Thou know'​st she has raised me from my sickly bed.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech56"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.118">​But follows it, my lord, to bring me down</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.119">​Must answer for your raising? I know her well:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.120">​She had her breeding at my father'​s charge.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.121">​A poor physician'​s daughter my wife! Disdain</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.122">​Rather corrupt me ever!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech57"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.123">'​Tis only title thou disdain'​st in her, the which</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.124">​I can build up. Strange is it that our bloods,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.125">​Of colour, weight, and heat, pour'd all together,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.126">​Would quite confound distinction,​ yet stand off</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.127">​In differences so mighty. If she be</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.128">​All that is virtuous, save what thou dislikest,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.129">​A poor physician'​s daughter, thou dislikest</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.130">​Of virtue for the name: but do not so:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.131">​From lowest place when virtuous things proceed,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.132">​The place is dignified by the doer's deed:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.133">​Where great additions swell'​s,​ and virtue none,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.134">​It is a dropsied honour. Good alone</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.135">​Is good without a name. Vileness is so:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.136">​The property by what it is should go,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.137">​Not by the title. She is young, wise, fair;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.138">​In these to nature she's immediate heir,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.139">​And these breed honour: that is honour'​s scorn,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.140">​Which challenges itself as honour'​s born</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.141">​And is not like the sire: honours thrive,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.142">​When rather from our acts we them derive</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.143">​Than our foregoers: the mere word's a slave</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.144">​Debosh'​d on every tomb, on every grave</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.145">​A lying trophy, and as oft is dumb</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.146">​Where dust and damn'd oblivion is the tomb</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.147">​Of honour'​d bones indeed. What should be said?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.148">​If thou canst like this creature as a maid,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.149">​I can create the rest: virtue and she</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.150">​Is her own dower; honour and wealth from me.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech58"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.151">​I cannot love her, nor will strive to do'​t.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech59"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.152">​Thou wrong'​st thyself, if thou shouldst strive to choose.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech60"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.153">​That you are well restored, my lord, I'm glad:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.154">​Let the rest go.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech61"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.155">​My honour'​s at the stake; which to defeat,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.156">​I must produce my power. Here, take her hand,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.157">​Proud scornful boy, unworthy this good gift;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.158">​That dost in vile misprision shackle up</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.159">​My love and her desert; that canst not dream,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.160">​We,​ poising us in her defective scale,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.161">​Shall weigh thee to the beam; that wilt not know,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.162">​It is in us to plant thine honour where</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.163">​We please to have it grow. Cheque thy contempt:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.164">​Obey our will, which travails in thy good:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.165">​Believe not thy disdain, but presently</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.166">​Do thine own fortunes that obedient right</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.167">​Which both thy duty owes and our power claims;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.168">​Or I will throw thee from my care for ever</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.169">​Into the staggers and the careless lapse</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.170">​Of youth and ignorance; both my revenge and hate</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.171">​Loosing upon thee, in the name of justice,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.172">​Without all terms of pity. Speak; thine answer.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech62"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.173">​Pardon,​ my gracious lord; for I submit</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.174">​My fancy to your eyes: when I consider</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.175">​What great creation and what dole of honour</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.176">​Flies where you bid it, I find that she, which late</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.177">​Was in my nobler thoughts most base, is now</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.178">​The praised of the king; who, so ennobled,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.179">​Is as 'twere born so.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech63"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.180">​Take her by the hand,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.181">​And tell her she is thine: to whom I promise</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.182">​A counterpoise,​ if not to thy estate</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.183">​A balance more replete.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech64"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.184">​I take her hand.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech65"><​b>​KING</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.185">​Good fortune and the favour of the king</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.186">​Smile upon this contract; whose ceremony</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.187">​Shall seem expedient on the now-born brief,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.188">​And be perform'​d to-night: the solemn feast</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.189">​Shall more attend upon the coming space,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.190">​Expecting absent friends. As thou lovest her,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.191">​Thy love's to me religious; else, does err.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt all but LAFEU and PAROLLES</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech66"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.192">​[Advancing] ​ Do you hear, monsieur? a word with you.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech67"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.193">​Your pleasure, sir?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech68"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.194">​Your lord and master did well to make his</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.195">​recantation.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech69"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.196">​Recantation! My lord! my master!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech70"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.197">​Ay;​ is it not a language I speak?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech71"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.198">​A most harsh one, and not to be understood without</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.199">​bloody succeeding. My master!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech72"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.200">​Are you companion to the Count Rousillon?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech73"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.201">​To any count, to all counts, to what is man.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech74"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.202">​To what is count'​s man: count'​s master is of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.203">​another style.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech75"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.204">​You are too old, sir; let it satisfy you, you are too old.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech76"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.205">​I must tell thee, sirrah, I write man; to which</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.206">​title age cannot bring thee.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech77"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.207">​What I dare too well do, I dare not do.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech78"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.208">​I did think thee, for two ordinaries, to be a pretty</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.209">​wise fellow; thou didst make tolerable vent of thy</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.210">​travel;​ it might pass: yet the scarfs and the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.211">​bannerets about thee did manifoldly dissuade me from</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.212">​believing thee a vessel of too great a burthen. I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.213">​have now found thee; when I lose thee again, I care</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.214">​not:​ yet art thou good for nothing but taking up; and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.215">​that thou't scarce worth.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech79"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.216">​Hadst thou not the privilege of antiquity upon thee,​--</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech80"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.217">​Do not plunge thyself too far in anger, lest thou</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.218">​hasten thy trial; which if--Lord have mercy on thee</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.219">​for a hen! So, my good window of lattice, fare thee</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.220">​well:​ thy casement I need not open, for I look</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.221">​through thee. Give me thy hand.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech81"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.222">​My lord, you give me most egregious indignity.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech82"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.223">​Ay,​ with all my heart; and thou art worthy of it.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech83"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.224">​I have not, my lord, deserved it.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech84"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.225">​Yes,​ good faith, every dram of it; and I will not</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.226">​bate thee a scruple.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech85"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.227">​Well,​ I shall be wiser.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech86"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.228">​Even as soon as thou canst, for thou hast to pull at</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.229">​a smack o' the contrary. If ever thou be'st bound</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.230">​in thy scarf and beaten, thou shalt find what it is</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.231">​to be proud of thy bondage. I have a desire to hold</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.232">​my acquaintance with thee, or rather my knowledge,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.233">​that I may say in the default, he is a man I know.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech87"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.234">​My lord, you do me most insupportable vexation.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech88"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.235">​I would it were hell-pains for thy sake, and my poor</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.236">​doing eternal: for doing I am past: as I will by</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.237">​thee,​ in what motion age will give me leave.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech89"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.238">​Well,​ thou hast a son shall take this disgrace off</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.239">​me;​ scurvy, old, filthy, scurvy lord! Well, I must</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.240">​be patient; there is no fettering of authority.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.241">​I'​ll beat him, by my life, if I can meet him with</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.242">​any convenience,​ an he were double and double a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.243">​lord. I'll have no more pity of his age than I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.244">​would of--I'​ll beat him, an if I could but meet him again.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Re-enter LAFEU</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech90"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.245">​Sirrah,​ your lord and master'​s married; there'​s news</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.246">​for you: you have a new mistress.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech91"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.247">​I most unfeignedly beseech your lordship to make</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.248">​some reservation of your wrongs: he is my good</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.249">​lord:​ whom I serve above is my master.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech92"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.250">​Who?​ God?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech93"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.251">​Ay,​ sir.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech94"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.252">​The devil it is that's thy master. Why dost thou</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.253">​garter up thy arms o' this fashion? dost make hose of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.254">​sleeves?​ do other servants so? Thou wert best set</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.255">​thy lower part where thy nose stands. By mine</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.256">​honour,​ if I were but two hours younger, I'ld beat</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.257">​thee:​ methinks, thou art a general offence, and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.258">​every man should beat thee: I think thou wast</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.259">​created for men to breathe themselves upon thee.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech95"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.260">​This is hard and undeserved measure, my lord.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech96"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.261">​Go to, sir; you were beaten in Italy for picking a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.262">​kernel out of a pomegranate;​ you are a vagabond and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.263">​no true traveller: you are more saucy with lords</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.264">​and honourable personages than the commission of your</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.265">​birth and virtue gives you heraldry. You are not</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.266">​worth another word, else I'ld call you knave. I leave you.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech97"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.267">​Good,​ very good; it is so then: good, very good;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.268">​let it be concealed awhile.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Re-enter BERTRAM</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech98"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.269">​Undone,​ and forfeited to cares for ever!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech99"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.270">​What'​s the matter, sweet-heart?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech100"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.271">​Although before the solemn priest I have sworn,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.272">​I will not bed her.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech101"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.273">​What,​ what, sweet-heart?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech102"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.274">​O my Parolles, they have married me!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.275">​I'​ll to the Tuscan wars, and never bed her.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech103"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.276">​France is a dog-hole, and it no more merits</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.277">​The tread of a man's foot: to the wars!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech104"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.278">​There'​s letters from my mother: what the import is,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.279">​I know not yet.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech105"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.280">​Ay,​ that would be known. To the wars, my boy, to the wars!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.281">​He wears his honour in a box unseen,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.282">​That hugs his kicky-wicky here at home,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.283">​Spending his manly marrow in her arms,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.284">​Which should sustain the bound and high curvet</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.285">​Of Mars's fiery steed. To other regions</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.286">​France is a stable; we that dwell in't jades;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.287">​Therefore,​ to the war!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech106"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.288">​It shall be so: I'll send her to my house,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.289">​Acquaint my mother with my hate to her,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.290">​And wherefore I am fled; write to the king</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.291">​That which I durst not speak; his present gift</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.292">​Shall furnish me to those Italian fields,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.293">​Where noble fellows strike: war is no strife</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.294">​To the dark house and the detested wife.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech107"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.295">​Will this capriccio hold in thee? art sure?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech108"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.296">​Go with me to my chamber, and advise me.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.297">​I'​ll send her straight away: to-morrow</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.298">​I'​ll to the wars, she to her single sorrow.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech109"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.3.299">​Why,​ these balls bound; there'​s noise in it. 'Tis hard:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.300">​A young man married is a man that's marr'​d:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.301">​Therefore away, and leave her bravely; go:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.3.302">​The king has done you wrong: but, hush, 'tis so.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE IV. Paris. The KING's palace.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter HELENA and Clown</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.1">​My mother greets me kindly; is she well?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.2">​She is not well; but yet she has her health: she'​s</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.3">​very merry; but yet she is not well: but thanks be</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.4">​given,​ she's very well and wants nothing i', the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.5">​world;​ but yet she is not well.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.6">​If she be very well, what does she ail, that she'​s</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.7">​not very well?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.8">​Truly,​ she's very well indeed, but for two things.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.9">​What two things?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.10">​One,​ that she's not in heaven, whither God send her</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.11">​quickly! the other that she's in earth, from whence</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.12">​God send her quickly!</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter PAROLLES</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.13">​Bless you, my fortunate lady!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.14">​I hope, sir, I have your good will to have mine own</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.15">​good fortunes.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.16">​You had my prayers to lead them on; and to keep them</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.17">​on,​ have them still. O, my knave, how does my old lady?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.18">​So that you had her wrinkles and I her money,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.19">​I would she did as you say.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.20">​Why,​ I say nothing.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.21">​Marry,​ you are the wiser man; for many a man'​s</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.22">​tongue shakes out his master'​s undoing: to say</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.23">​nothing,​ to do nothing, to know nothing, and to have</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.24">​nothing,​ is to be a great part of your title; which</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.25">​is within a very little of nothing.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.26">​Away! thou'​rt a knave.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.27">​You should have said, sir, before a knave thou'​rt a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.28">​knave;​ that'​s,​ before me thou'​rt a knave: this had</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.29">​been truth, sir.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.30">​Go to, thou art a witty fool; I have found thee.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.31">​Did you find me in yourself, sir? or were you</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.32">​taught to find me? The search, sir, was profitable;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.33">​and much fool may you find in you, even to the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.34">​world'​s pleasure and the increase of laughter.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.35">​A good knave, i' faith, and well fed.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.36">​Madam,​ my lord will go away to-night;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.37">​A very serious business calls on him.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.38">​The great prerogative and rite of love,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.39">​Which,​ as your due, time claims, he does acknowledge;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.40">​But puts it off to a compell'​d restraint;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.41">​Whose want, and whose delay, is strew'​d with sweets,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.42">​Which they distil now in the curbed time,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.43">​To make the coming hour o'​erflow with joy</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.44">​And pleasure drown the brim.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.45">​What'​s his will else?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.46">​That you will take your instant leave o' the king</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.47">​And make this haste as your own good proceeding,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.48">​Strengthen'​d with what apology you think</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.49">​May make it probable need.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.50">​What more commands he?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech21"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.51">​That,​ having this obtain'​d,​ you presently</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.4.52">​Attend his further pleasure.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech22"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.53">​In every thing I wait upon his will.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech23"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.54">​I shall report it so.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech24"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.4.55">​I pray you.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit PAROLLES</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​2.4.56">​Come,​ sirrah.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE V. Paris. The KING's palace.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter LAFEU and BERTRAM</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.1">​But I hope your lordship thinks not him a soldier.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.2">​Yes,​ my lord, and of very valiant approof.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.3">​You have it from his own deliverance.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.4">​And by other warranted testimony.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.5">​Then my dial goes not true: I took this lark for a bunting.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.6">​I do assure you, my lord, he is very great in</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.7">​knowledge and accordingly valiant.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.8">​I have then sinned against his experience and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.9">​transgressed against his valour; and my state that</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.10">​way is dangerous, since I cannot yet find in my</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.11">​heart to repent. Here he comes: I pray you, make</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.12">​us friends; I will pursue the amity.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter PAROLLES</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.13">​[To BERTRAM] ​ These things shall be done, sir.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.14">​Pray you, sir, who's his tailor?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.15">​Sir?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.16">​O,​ I know him well, I, sir; he, sir, 's a good</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.17">​workman,​ a very good tailor.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.18">​[Aside to PAROLLES] ​ Is she gone to the king?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.19">​She is.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.20">​Will she away to-night?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.21">​As you'll have her.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.22">​I have writ my letters, casketed my treasure,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.23">​Given order for our horses; and to-night,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.24">​When I should take possession of the bride,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.25">​End ere I do begin.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.26">​A good traveller is something at the latter end of a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.27">​dinner;​ but one that lies three thirds and uses a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.28">​known truth to pass a thousand nothings with, should</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.29">​be once heard and thrice beaten. God save you, captain.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.30">​Is there any unkindness between my lord and you, monsieur?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.31">​I know not how I have deserved to run into my lord'​s</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.32">​displeasure.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.33">​You have made shift to run into 't, boots and spurs</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.34">​and all, like him that leaped into the custard; and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.35">​out of it you'll run again, rather than suffer</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.36">​question for your residence.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech21"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.37">​It may be you have mistaken him, my lord.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech22"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.38">​And shall do so ever, though I took him at '​s</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.39">​prayers. Fare you well, my lord; and believe this</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.40">​of me, there can be no kernel in this light nut; the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.41">​soul of this man is his clothes. Trust him not in</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.42">​matter of heavy consequence;​ I have kept of them</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.43">​tame,​ and know their natures. Farewell, monsieur:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.44">​I have spoken better of you than you have or will to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.45">​deserve at my hand; but we must do good against evil.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech23"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.46">​An idle lord. I swear.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech24"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.47">​I think so.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech25"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.48">​Why,​ do you not know him?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech26"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.49">​Yes,​ I do know him well, and common speech</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.50">​Gives him a worthy pass. Here comes my clog.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter HELENA</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech27"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.51">​I have, sir, as I was commanded from you,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.52">​Spoke with the king and have procured his leave</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.53">​For present parting; only he desires</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.54">​Some private speech with you.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech28"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.55">​I shall obey his will.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.56">​You must not marvel, Helen, at my course,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.57">​Which holds not colour with the time, nor does</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.58">​The ministration and required office</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.59">​On my particular. Prepared I was not</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.60">​For such a business; therefore am I found</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.61">​So much unsettled: this drives me to entreat you</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.62">​That presently you take our way for home;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.63">​And rather muse than ask why I entreat you,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.64">​For my respects are better than they seem</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.65">​And my appointments have in them a need</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.66">​Greater than shows itself at the first view</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.67">​To you that know them not. This to my mother:</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Giving a letter</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​2.5.68">'​Twill be two days ere I shall see you, so</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.69">​I leave you to your wisdom.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech29"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.70">​Sir,​ I can nothing say,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.71">​But that I am your most obedient servant.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech30"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.72">​Come,​ come, no more of that.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech31"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.73">​And ever shall</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.74">​With true observance seek to eke out that</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.75">​Wherein toward me my homely stars have fail'​d</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.76">​To equal my great fortune.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech32"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.77">​Let that go:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.78">​My haste is very great: farewell; hie home.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech33"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.79">​Pray,​ sir, your pardon.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech34"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.80">​Well,​ what would you say?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech35"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.81">​I am not worthy of the wealth I owe,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.82">​Nor dare I say 'tis mine, and yet it is;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.83">​But,​ like a timorous thief, most fain would steal</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.84">​What law does vouch mine own.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech36"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.85">​What would you have?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech37"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.86">​Something;​ and scarce so much: nothing, indeed.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.87">​I would not tell you what I would, my lord:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.88">​Faith yes;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.89">​Strangers and foes do sunder, and not kiss.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech38"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.90">​I pray you, stay not, but in haste to horse.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech39"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.91">​I shall not break your bidding, good my lord.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech40"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.92">​Where are my other men, monsieur? Farewell.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit HELENA</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​2.5.93">​Go thou toward home; where I will never come</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.94">​Whilst I can shake my sword or hear the drum.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​2.5.95">​Away,​ and for our flight.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech41"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​2.5.96">​Bravely,​ coragio!</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote><​p>​
 +</​p><​h3>​ACT III</​h3>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE I. Florence. The DUKE's palace.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Flourish. Enter the DUKE of Florence attended; the two Frenchmen, with a troop of soldiers.</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​DUKE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.1">​So that from point to point now have you heard</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.2">​The fundamental reasons of this war,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.3">​Whose great decision hath much blood let forth</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.4">​And more thirsts after.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.5">​Holy seems the quarrel</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.6">​Upon your grace'​s part; black and fearful</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.7">​On the opposer.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​DUKE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.8">​Therefore we marvel much our cousin France</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.9">​Would in so just a business shut his bosom</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.10">​Against our borrowing prayers.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.11">​Good my lord,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.12">​The reasons of our state I cannot yield,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.13">​But like a common and an outward man,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.14">​That the great figure of a council frames</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.15">​By self-unable motion: therefore dare not</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.16">​Say what I think of it, since I have found</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.17">​Myself in my incertain grounds to fail</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.18">​As often as I guess'​d.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​DUKE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.19">​Be it his pleasure.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.20">​But I am sure the younger of our nature,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.21">​That surfeit on their ease, will day by day</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.22">​Come here for physic.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​DUKE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.1.23">​Welcome shall they be;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.24">​And all the honours that can fly from us</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.25">​Shall on them settle. You know your places well;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.26">​When better fall, for your avails they fell:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.1.27">​To-morrow to the field.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Flourish. Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE II. Rousillon. The COUNT'​s palace.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter COUNTESS and Clown</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.1">​It hath happened all as I would have had it, save</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.2">​that he comes not along with her.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.3">​By my troth, I take my young lord to be a very</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.4">​melancholy man.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.5">​By what observance, I pray you?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.6">​Why,​ he will look upon his boot and sing; mend the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.7">​ruff and sing; ask questions and sing; pick his</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.8">​teeth and sing. I know a man that had this trick of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.9">​melancholy sold a goodly manor for a song.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.10">​Let me see what he writes, and when he means to come.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Opening a letter</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.11">​I have no mind to Isbel since I was at court: our</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.12">​old ling and our Isbels o' the country are nothing</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.13">​like your old ling and your Isbels o' the court:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.14">​the brains of my Cupid'​s knocked out, and I begin to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.15">​love,​ as an old man loves money, with no stomach.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.16">​What have we here?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.17">​E'​en that you have there.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.18">​[Reads] ​ I have sent you a daughter-in-law:​ she hath</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.19">​recovered the king, and undone me. I have wedded</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.20">​her,​ not bedded her; and sworn to make the '​not'</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.21">​eternal. You shall hear I am run away: know it</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.22">​before the report come. If there be breadth enough</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.23">​in the world, I will hold a long distance. My duty</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.24">​to you. Your unfortunate son,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.25">​BERTRAM.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.26">​This is not well, rash and unbridled boy.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.27">​To fly the favours of so good a king;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.28">​To pluck his indignation on thy head</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.29">​By the misprising of a maid too virtuous</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.30">​For the contempt of empire.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Re-enter Clown</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.31">​O madam, yonder is heavy news within between two</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.32">​soldiers and my young lady!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.33">​What is the matter?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.34">​Nay,​ there is some comfort in the news, some</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.35">​comfort;​ your son will not be killed so soon as I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.36">​thought he would.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.37">​Why should he be killed?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.38">​So say I, madam, if he run away, as I hear he does:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.39">​the danger is in standing to't; that's the loss of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.40">​men,​ though it be the getting of children. Here</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.41">​they come will tell you more: for my part, I only</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.42">​hear your son was run away.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter HELENA, and two Gentlemen</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​First Gentleman</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.43">​Save you, good madam.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.44">​Madam,​ my lord is gone, for ever gone.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​Second Gentleman</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.45">​Do not say so.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.46">​Think upon patience. Pray you, gentlemen,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.47">​I have felt so many quirks of joy and grief,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.48">​That the first face of neither, on the start,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.49">​Can woman me unto'​t:​ where is my son, I pray you?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​Second Gentleman</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.50">​Madam,​ he's gone to serve the duke of Florence:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.51">​We met him thitherward;​ for thence we came,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.52">​And,​ after some dispatch in hand at court,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.53">​Thither we bend again.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.54">​Look on his letter, madam; here's my passport.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Reads</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​3.2.55">​When thou canst get the ring upon my finger which</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.56">​never shall come off, and show me a child begotten</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.57">​of thy body that I am father to, then call me</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.58">​husband:​ but in such a '​then'​ I write a '​never.'</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.59">​This is a dreadful sentence.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech21"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.60">​Brought you this letter, gentlemen?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech22"><​b>​First Gentleman</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.61">​Ay,​ madam;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.62">​And for the contents'​ sake are sorry for our pain.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech23"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.63">​I prithee, lady, have a better cheer;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.64">​If thou engrossest all the griefs are thine,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.65">​Thou robb'​st me of a moiety: he was my son;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.66">​But I do wash his name out of my blood,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.67">​And thou art all my child. Towards Florence is he?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech24"><​b>​Second Gentleman</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.68">​Ay,​ madam.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech25"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.69"> ​        And to be a soldier?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech26"><​b>​Second Gentleman</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.70">​Such is his noble purpose; and believe '​t,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.71">​The duke will lay upon him all the honour</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.72">​That good convenience claims.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech27"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.73">​Return you thither?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech28"><​b>​First Gentleman</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.74">​Ay,​ madam, with the swiftest wing of speed.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech29"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.75">​[Reads] ​ Till I have no wife I have nothing in France.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.76">'​Tis bitter.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech30"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.77"> ​                 Find you that there?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech31"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.78">​Ay,​ madam.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech32"><​b>​First Gentleman</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.79">'​Tis but the boldness of his hand, haply, which his</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.80">​heart was not consenting to.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech33"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.81">​Nothing in France, until he have no wife!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.82">​There'​s nothing here that is too good for him</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.83">​But only she; and she deserves a lord</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.84">​That twenty such rude boys might tend upon</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.85">​And call her hourly mistress. Who was with him?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech34"><​b>​First Gentleman</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.86">​A servant only, and a gentleman</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.87">​Which I have sometime known.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech35"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.88">​Parolles,​ was it not?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech36"><​b>​First Gentleman</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.89">​Ay,​ my good lady, he.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech37"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.90">​A very tainted fellow, and full of wickedness.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.91">​My son corrupts a well-derived nature</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.92">​With his inducement.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech38"><​b>​First Gentleman</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.93">​Indeed,​ good lady,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.94">​The fellow has a deal of that too much,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.95">​Which holds him much to have.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech39"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.96">​You'​re welcome, gentlemen.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.97">​I will entreat you, when you see my son,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.98">​To tell him that his sword can never win</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.99">​The honour that he loses: more I'll entreat you</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.100">​Written to bear along.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech40"><​b>​Second Gentleman</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.101">​We serve you, madam,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.102">​In that and all your worthiest affairs.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech41"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.103">​Not so, but as we change our courtesies.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.104">​Will you draw near!</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt COUNTESS and Gentlemen</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech42"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.2.105">'​Till I have no wife, I have nothing in France.'</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.106">​Nothing in France, until he has no wife!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.107">​Thou shalt have none, Rousillon, none in France;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.108">​Then hast thou all again. Poor lord! is't I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.109">​That chase thee from thy country and expose</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.110">​Those tender limbs of thine to the event</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.111">​Of the none-sparing war? and is it I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.112">​That drive thee from the sportive court, where thou</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.113">​Wast shot at with fair eyes, to be the mark</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.114">​Of smoky muskets? O you leaden messengers,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.115">​That ride upon the violent speed of fire,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.116">​Fly with false aim; move the still-peering air,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.117">​That sings with piercing; do not touch my lord.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.118">​Whoever shoots at him, I set him there;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.119">​Whoever charges on his forward breast,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.120">​I am the caitiff that do hold him to'​t;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.121">​And,​ though I kill him not, I am the cause</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.122">​His death was so effected: better '​twere</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.123">​I met the ravin lion when he roar'​d</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.124">​With sharp constraint of hunger; better '​twere</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.125">​That all the miseries which nature owes</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.126">​Were mine at once. No, come thou home, Rousillon,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.127">​Whence honour but of danger wins a scar,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.128">​As oft it loses all: I will be gone;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.129">​My being here it is that holds thee hence:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.130">​Shall I stay here to do'​t? ​ no, no, although</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.131">​The air of paradise did fan the house</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.132">​And angels officed all: I will be gone,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.133">​That pitiful rumour may report my flight,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.134">​To consolate thine ear. Come, night; end, day!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.2.135">​For with the dark, poor thief, I'll steal away.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE III. Florence. Before the DUKE's palace.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Flourish. Enter the DUKE of Florence, BERTRAM, PAROLLES, Soldiers, Drum, and Trumpets</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​DUKE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.3.1">​The general of our horse thou art; and we,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.3.2">​Great in our hope, lay our best love and credence</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.3.3">​Upon thy promising fortune.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.3.4">​Sir,​ it is</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.3.5">​A charge too heavy for my strength, but yet</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.3.6">​We'​ll strive to bear it for your worthy sake</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.3.7">​To the extreme edge of hazard.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​DUKE</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.3.8">​Then go thou forth;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.3.9">​And fortune play upon thy prosperous helm,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.3.10">​As thy auspicious mistress!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.3.11">​This very day,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.3.12">​Great Mars, I put myself into thy file:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.3.13">​Make me but like my thoughts, and I shall prove</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.3.14">​A lover of thy drum, hater of love.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE IV. Rousillon. The COUNT'​s palace.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter COUNTESS and Steward</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.4.1">​Alas! and would you take the letter of her?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.2">​Might you not know she would do as she has done,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.3">​By sending me a letter? Read it again.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​Steward</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.4.4">​[Reads]</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.5">​I am Saint Jaques'​ pilgrim, thither gone:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.6">​Ambitious love hath so in me offended,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.7">​That barefoot plod I the cold ground upon,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.8">​With sainted vow my faults to have amended.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.9">​Write,​ write, that from the bloody course of war</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.10">​My dearest master, your dear son, may hie:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.11">​Bless him at home in peace, whilst I from far</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.12">​His name with zealous fervor sanctify:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.13">​His taken labours bid him me forgive;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.14">​I,​ his despiteful Juno, sent him forth</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.15">​From courtly friends, with camping foes to live,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.16">​Where death and danger dogs the heels of worth:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.17">​He is too good and fair for death and me:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.18">​Whom I myself embrace, to set him free.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.4.19">​Ah,​ what sharp stings are in her mildest words!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.20">​Rinaldo,​ you did never lack advice so much,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.21">​As letting her pass so: had I spoke with her,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.22">​I could have well diverted her intents,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.23">​Which thus she hath prevented.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​Steward</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.4.24">​Pardon me, madam:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.25">​If I had given you this at over-night,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.26">​She might have been o'​erta'​en;​ and yet she writes,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.27">​Pursuit would be but vain.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.4.28">​What angel shall</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.29">​Bless this unworthy husband? he cannot thrive,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.30">​Unless her prayers, whom heaven delights to hear</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.31">​And loves to grant, reprieve him from the wrath</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.32">​Of greatest justice. Write, write, Rinaldo,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.33">​To this unworthy husband of his wife;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.34">​Let every word weigh heavy of her worth</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.35">​That he does weigh too light: my greatest grief.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.36">​Though little he do feel it, set down sharply.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.37">​Dispatch the most convenient messenger:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.38">​When haply he shall hear that she is gone,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.39">​He will return; and hope I may that she,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.40">​Hearing so much, will speed her foot again,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.41">​Led hither by pure love: which of them both</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.42">​Is dearest to me. I have no skill in sense</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.43">​To make distinction:​ provide this messenger:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.44">​My heart is heavy and mine age is weak;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.4.45">​Grief would have tears, and sorrow bids me speak.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE V. Florence. Without the walls. A tucket afar off.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter an old Widow of Florence, DIANA, VIOLENTA, and MARIANA, with other Citizens</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​Widow</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.1">​Nay,​ come; for if they do approach the city, we</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.2">​shall lose all the sight.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.3">​They say the French count has done most honourable service.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​Widow</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.4">​It is reported that he has taken their greatest</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.5">​commander;​ and that with his own hand he slew the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.6">​duke'​s brother.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Tucket</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​3.5.7">​We have lost our labour; they are gone a contrary</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.8">​way:​ hark! you may know by their trumpets.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​MARIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.9">​Come,​ let's return again, and suffice ourselves with</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.10">​the report of it. Well, Diana, take heed of this</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.11">​French earl: the honour of a maid is her name; and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.12">​no legacy is so rich as honesty.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​Widow</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.13">​I have told my neighbour how you have been solicited</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.14">​by a gentleman his companion.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​MARIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.15">​I know that knave; hang him! one Parolles: a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.16">​filthy officer he is in those suggestions for the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.17">​young earl. Beware of them, Diana; their promises,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.18">​enticements,​ oaths, tokens, and all these engines of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.19">​lust,​ are not the things they go under: many a maid</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.20">​hath been seduced by them; and the misery is,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.21">​example,​ that so terrible shows in the wreck of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.22">​maidenhood,​ cannot for all that dissuade succession,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.23">​but that they are limed with the twigs that threaten</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.24">​them. I hope I need not to advise you further; but</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.25">​I hope your own grace will keep you where you are,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.26">​though there were no further danger known but the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.27">​modesty which is so lost.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.28">​You shall not need to fear me.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​Widow</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.29">​I hope so.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter HELENA, disguised like a Pilgrim</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​3.5.30">​Look,​ here comes a pilgrim: I know she will lie at</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.31">​my house; thither they send one another: I'​ll</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.32">​question her. God save you, pilgrim! whither are you bound?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.33">​To Saint Jaques le Grand.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.34">​Where do the palmers lodge, I do beseech you?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​Widow</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.35">​At the Saint Francis here beside the port.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.36">​Is this the way?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​Widow</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.37">​Ay,​ marry, is'​t.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​A march afar</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​3.5.38">​Hark you! they come this way.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.39">​If you will tarry, holy pilgrim,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.40">​But till the troops come by,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.41">​I will conduct you where you shall be lodged;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.42">​The rather, for I think I know your hostess</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.43">​As ample as myself.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.44">​Is it yourself?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​Widow</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.45">​If you shall please so, pilgrim.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.46">​I thank you, and will stay upon your leisure.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​Widow</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.47">​You came, I think, from France?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.48">​I did so.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​Widow</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.49">​Here you shall see a countryman of yours</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.50">​That has done worthy service.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.51">​His name, I pray you.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.52">​The Count Rousillon: know you such a one?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech21"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.53">​But by the ear, that hears most nobly of him:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.54">​His face I know not.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech22"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.55">​Whatsome'​er he is,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.56">​He'​s bravely taken here. He stole from France,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.57">​As 'tis reported, for the king had married him</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.58">​Against his liking: think you it is so?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech23"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.59">​Ay,​ surely, mere the truth: I know his lady.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech24"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.60">​There is a gentleman that serves the count</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.61">​Reports but coarsely of her.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech25"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.62">​What'​s his name?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech26"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.63">​Monsieur Parolles.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech27"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.64"> ​                 O, I believe with him,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.65">​In argument of praise, or to the worth</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.66">​Of the great count himself, she is too mean</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.67">​To have her name repeated: all her deserving</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.68">​Is a reserved honesty, and that</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.69">​I have not heard examined.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech28"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.70">​Alas,​ poor lady!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.71">'​Tis a hard bondage to become the wife</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.72">​Of a detesting lord.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech29"><​b>​Widow</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.73">​I warrant, good creature, wheresoe'​er she is,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.74">​Her heart weighs sadly: this young maid might do her</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.75">​A shrewd turn, if she pleased.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech30"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.76">​How do you mean?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.77">​May be the amorous count solicits her</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.78">​In the unlawful purpose.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech31"><​b>​Widow</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.79">​He does indeed;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.80">​And brokes with all that can in such a suit</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.81">​Corrupt the tender honour of a maid:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.82">​But she is arm'd for him and keeps her guard</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.83">​In honestest defence.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech32"><​b>​MARIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.84">​The gods forbid else!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech33"><​b>​Widow</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.85">​So,​ now they come:</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Drum and Colours</​i></​p>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter BERTRAM, PAROLLES, and the whole army</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​3.5.86">​That is Antonio, the duke's eldest son;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.87">​That,​ Escalus.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech34"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.88"> ​                 Which is the Frenchman?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech35"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.89">​He;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.90">​That with the plume: 'tis a most gallant fellow.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.91">​I would he loved his wife: if he were honester</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.92">​He were much goodlier: is't not a handsome gentleman?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech36"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.93">​I like him well.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech37"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.94">'​Tis pity he is not honest: yond's that same knave</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.95">​That leads him to these places: were I his lady,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.96">​I would Poison that vile rascal.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech38"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.97">​Which is he?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech39"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.98">​That jack-an-apes with scarfs: why is he melancholy?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech40"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.99">​Perchance he's hurt i' the battle.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech41"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.100">​Lose our drum! well.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech42"><​b>​MARIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.101">​He'​s shrewdly vexed at something: look, he has spied us.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech43"><​b>​Widow</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.102">​Marry,​ hang you!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech44"><​b>​MARIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.103">​And your courtesy, for a ring-carrier!</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt BERTRAM, PAROLLES, and army</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech45"><​b>​Widow</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.104">​The troop is past. Come, pilgrim, I will bring you</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.105">​Where you shall host: of enjoin'​d penitents</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.106">​There'​s four or five, to great Saint Jaques bound,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.107">​Already at my house.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech46"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.108">​I humbly thank you:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.109">​Please it this matron and this gentle maid</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.110">​To eat with us to-night, the charge and thanking</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.111">​Shall be for me; and, to requite you further,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.112">​I will bestow some precepts of this virgin</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.5.113">​Worthy the note.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech47"><​b>​BOTH</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.5.114"> ​                 We'll take your offer kindly.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE VI. Camp before Florence.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter BERTRAM and the two French Lords</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.1">​Nay,​ good my lord, put him to't; let him have his</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.2">​way.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.3">​If your lordship find him not a hilding, hold me no</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.4">​more in your respect.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.5">​On my life, my lord, a bubble.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.6">​Do you think I am so far deceived in him?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.7">​Believe it, my lord, in mine own direct knowledge,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.8">​without any malice, but to speak of him as my</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.9">​kinsman,​ he's a most notable coward, an infinite and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.10">​endless liar, an hourly promise-breaker,​ the owner</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.11">​of no one good quality worthy your lordship'​s</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.12">​entertainment.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.13">​It were fit you knew him; lest, reposing too far in</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.14">​his virtue, which he hath not, he might at some</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.15">​great and trusty business in a main danger fail you.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.16">​I would I knew in what particular action to try him.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.17">​None better than to let him fetch off his drum,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.18">​which you hear him so confidently undertake to do.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.19">​I,​ with a troop of Florentines,​ will suddenly</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.20">​surprise him; such I will have, whom I am sure he</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.21">​knows not from the enemy: we will bind and hoodwink</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.22">​him so, that he shall suppose no other but that he</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.23">​is carried into the leaguer of the adversaries,​ when</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.24">​we bring him to our own tents. Be but your lordship</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.25">​present at his examination:​ if he do not, for the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.26">​promise of his life and in the highest compulsion of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.27">​base fear, offer to betray you and deliver all the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.28">​intelligence in his power against you, and that with</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.29">​the divine forfeit of his soul upon oath, never</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.30">​trust my judgment in any thing.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.31">​O,​ for the love of laughter, let him fetch his drum;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.32">​he says he has a stratagem for't: when your</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.33">​lordship sees the bottom of his success in't, and to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.34">​what metal this counterfeit lump of ore will be</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.35">​melted,​ if you give him not John Drum'​s</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.36">​entertainment,​ your inclining cannot be removed.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.37">​Here he comes.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter PAROLLES</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.38">​[Aside to BERTRAM] ​ O, for the love of laughter,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.39">​hinder not the honour of his design: let him fetch</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.40">​off his drum in any hand.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.41">​How now, monsieur! this drum sticks sorely in your</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.42">​disposition.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.43">​A pox on't, let it go; 'tis but a drum.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.44">'​But a drum'! is't 'but a drum'? A drum so lost!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.45">​There was excellent command,​--to charge in with our</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.46">​horse upon our own wings, and to rend our own soldiers!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.47">​That was not to be blamed in the command of the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.48">​service:​ it was a disaster of war that Caesar</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.49">​himself could not have prevented, if he had been</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.50">​there to command.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.51">​Well,​ we cannot greatly condemn our success: some</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.52">​dishonour we had in the loss of that drum; but it is</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.53">​not to be recovered.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.54">​It might have been recovered.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.55">​It might; but it is not now.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.56">​It is to be recovered: but that the merit of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.57">​service is seldom attributed to the true and exact</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.58">​performer,​ I would have that drum or another, or</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.59">'​hic jacet.'</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.60">​Why,​ if you have a stomach, to't, monsieur: if you</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.61">​think your mystery in stratagem can bring this</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.62">​instrument of honour again into his native quarter,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.63">​be magnanimous in the enterprise and go on; I will</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.64">​grace the attempt for a worthy exploit: if you</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.65">​speed well in it, the duke shall both speak of it.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.66">​and extend to you what further becomes his</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.67">​greatness,​ even to the utmost syllable of your</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.68">​worthiness.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech21"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.69">​By the hand of a soldier, I will undertake it.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech22"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.70">​But you must not now slumber in it.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech23"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.71">​I'​ll about it this evening: and I will presently</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.72">​pen down my dilemmas, encourage myself in my</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.73">​certainty,​ put myself into my mortal preparation;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.74">​and by midnight look to hear further from me.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech24"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.75">​May I be bold to acquaint his grace you are gone about it?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech25"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.76">​I know not what the success will be, my lord; but</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.77">​the attempt I vow.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech26"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.78">​I know thou'​rt valiant; and, to the possibility of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.79">​thy soldiership,​ will subscribe for thee. Farewell.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech27"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.80">​I love not many words.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech28"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.81">​No more than a fish loves water. Is not this a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.82">​strange fellow, my lord, that so confidently seems</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.83">​to undertake this business, which he knows is not to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.84">​be done; damns himself to do and dares better be</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.85">​damned than to do'​t?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech29"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.86">​You do not know him, my lord, as we do: certain it</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.87">​is that he will steal himself into a man's favour and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.88">​for a week escape a great deal of discoveries;​ but</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.89">​when you find him out, you have him ever after.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech30"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.90">​Why,​ do you think he will make no deed at all of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.91">​this that so seriously he does address himself unto?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech31"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.92">​None in the world; but return with an invention and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.93">​clap upon you two or three probable lies: but we</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.94">​have almost embossed him; you shall see his fall</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.95">​to-night;​ for indeed he is not for your lordship'​s respect.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech32"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.96">​We'​ll make you some sport with the fox ere we case</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.97">​him. He was first smoked by the old lord Lafeu:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.98">​when his disguise and he is parted, tell me what a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.99">​sprat you shall find him; which you shall see this</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.100">​very night.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech33"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.101">​I must go look my twigs: he shall be caught.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech34"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.102">​Your brother he shall go along with me.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech35"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.103">​As'​t please your lordship: I'll leave you.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech36"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.104">​Now will I lead you to the house, and show you</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.105">​The lass I spoke of.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech37"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.106">​But you say she's honest.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech38"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.107">​That'​s all the fault: I spoke with her but once</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.108">​And found her wondrous cold; but I sent to her,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.109">​By this same coxcomb that we have i' the wind,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.110">​Tokens and letters which she did re-send;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.111">​And this is all I have done. She's a fair creature:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.6.112">​Will you go see her?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech39"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.6.113">​With all my heart, my lord.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE VII. Florence. The Widow'​s house.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter HELENA and Widow</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.7.1">​If you misdoubt me that I am not she,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.2">​I know not how I shall assure you further,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.3">​But I shall lose the grounds I work upon.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​Widow</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.7.4">​Though my estate be fallen, I was well born,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.5">​Nothing acquainted with these businesses;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.6">​And would not put my reputation now</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.7">​In any staining act.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.7.8">​Nor would I wish you.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.9">​First,​ give me trust, the count he is my husband,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.10">​And what to your sworn counsel I have spoken</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.11">​Is so from word to word; and then you cannot,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.12">​By the good aid that I of you shall borrow,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.13">​Err in bestowing it.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​Widow</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.7.14">​I should believe you:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.15">​For you have show'd me that which well approves</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.16">​You'​re great in fortune.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.7.17">​Take this purse of gold,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.18">​And let me buy your friendly help thus far,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.19">​Which I will over-pay and pay again</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.20">​When I have found it. The count he wooes your daughter,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.21">​Lays down his wanton siege before her beauty,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.22">​Resolved to carry her: let her in fine consent,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.23">​As we'll direct her how 'tis best to bear it.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.24">​Now his important blood will nought deny</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.25">​That she'll demand: a ring the county wears,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.26">​That downward hath succeeded in his house</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.27">​From son to son, some four or five descents</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.28">​Since the first father wore it: this ring he holds</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.29">​In most rich choice; yet in his idle fire,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.30">​To buy his will, it would not seem too dear,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.31">​Howe'​er repented after.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​Widow</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.7.32">​Now I see</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.33">​The bottom of your purpose.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.7.34">​You see it lawful, then: it is no more,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.35">​But that your daughter, ere she seems as won,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.36">​Desires this ring; appoints him an encounter;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.37">​In fine, delivers me to fill the time,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.38">​Herself most chastely absent: after this,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.39">​To marry her, I'll add three thousand crowns</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.40">​To what is passed already.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​Widow</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.7.41">​I have yielded:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.42">​Instruct my daughter how she shall persever,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.43">​That time and place with this deceit so lawful</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.44">​May prove coherent. Every night he comes</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.45">​With musics of all sorts and songs composed</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.46">​To her unworthiness:​ it nothing steads us</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.47">​To chide him from our eaves; for he persists</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.48">​As if his life lay on'​t.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​3.7.49">​Why then to-night</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.50">​Let us assay our plot; which, if it speed,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.51">​Is wicked meaning in a lawful deed</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.52">​And lawful meaning in a lawful act,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.53">​Where both not sin, and yet a sinful fact:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​3.7.54">​But let's about it.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote><​p>​
 +</​p><​h3>​ACT IV</​h3>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE I. Without the Florentine camp.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter Second French Lord, with five or six other Soldiers in ambush</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.1">​He can come no other way but by this hedge-corner.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.2">​When you sally upon him, speak what terrible</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.3">​language you will: though you understand it not</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.4">​yourselves,​ no matter; for we must not seem to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.5">​understand him, unless some one among us whom we</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.6">​must produce for an interpreter.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.7">​Good captain, let me be the interpreter.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.8">​Art not acquainted with him? knows he not thy voice?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.9">​No,​ sir, I warrant you.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.10">​But what linsey-woolsey hast thou to speak to us again?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.11">​E'​en such as you speak to me.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.12">​He must think us some band of strangers i' the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.13">​adversary'​s entertainment. Now he hath a smack of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.14">​all neighbouring languages; therefore we must every</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.15">​one be a man of his own fancy, not to know what we</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.16">​speak one to another; so we seem to know, is to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.17">​know straight our purpose: choughs'​ language,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.18">​gabble enough, and good enough. As for you,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.19">​interpreter,​ you must seem very politic. But couch,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.20">​ho! here he comes, to beguile two hours in a sleep,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.21">​and then to return and swear the lies he forges.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter PAROLLES</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.22">​Ten o'​clock:​ within these three hours 'twill be</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.23">​time enough to go home. What shall I say I have</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.24">​done?​ It must be a very plausive invention that</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.25">​carries it: they begin to smoke me; and disgraces</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.26">​have of late knocked too often at my door. I find</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.27">​my tongue is too foolhardy; but my heart hath the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.28">​fear of Mars before it and of his creatures, not</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.29">​daring the reports of my tongue.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.30">​This is the first truth that e'er thine own tongue</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.31">​was guilty of.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.32">​What the devil should move me to undertake the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.33">​recovery of this drum, being not ignorant of the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.34">​impossibility,​ and knowing I had no such purpose? I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.35">​must give myself some hurts, and say I got them in</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.36">​exploit:​ yet slight ones will not carry it; they</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.37">​will say, 'Came you off with so little?'​ and great</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.38">​ones I dare not give. Wherefore, what's the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.39">​instance?​ Tongue, I must put you into a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.40">​butter-woman'​s mouth and buy myself another of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.41">​Bajazet'​s mule, if you prattle me into these perils.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.42">​Is it possible he should know what he is, and be</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.43">​that he is?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.44">​I would the cutting of my garments would serve the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.45">​turn,​ or the breaking of my Spanish sword.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.46">​We cannot afford you so.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.47">​Or the baring of my beard; and to say it was in</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.48">​stratagem.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.49">'​Twould not do.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.50">​Or to drown my clothes, and say I was stripped.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.51">​Hardly serve.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.52">​Though I swore I leaped from the window of the citadel.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.53">​How deep?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.54">​Thirty fathom.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech21"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.55">​Three great oaths would scarce make that be believed.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech22"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.56">​I would I had any drum of the enemy'​s:​ I would swear</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.57">​I recovered it.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech23"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.58">​You shall hear one anon.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech24"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.59">​A drum now of the enemy'​s,​--</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Alarum within</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech25"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.60">​Throca movousus, cargo, cargo, cargo.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech26"><​b>​All</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.61">​Cargo,​ cargo, cargo, villiando par corbo, cargo.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech27"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.62">​O,​ ransom, ransom! do not hide mine eyes.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​They seize and blindfold him</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech28"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.63">​Boskos thromuldo boskos.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech29"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.64">​I know you are the Muskos'​ regiment:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.65">​And I shall lose my life for want of language;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.66">​If there be here German, or Dane, low Dutch,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.67">​Italian,​ or French, let him speak to me; I'​ll</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.68">​Discover that which shall undo the Florentine.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech30"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.69">​Boskos vauvado: I understand thee, and can speak</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.70">​thy tongue. Kerely bonto, sir, betake thee to thy</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.71">​faith,​ for seventeen poniards are at thy bosom.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech31"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.72">​O!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech32"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.73">​O,​ pray, pray, pray! Manka revania dulche.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech33"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.74">​Oscorbidulchos volivorco.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech34"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.75">​The general is content to spare thee yet;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.76">​And,​ hoodwink'​d as thou art, will lead thee on</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.77">​To gather from thee: haply thou mayst inform</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.78">​Something to save thy life.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech35"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.79">​O,​ let me live!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.80">​And all the secrets of our camp I'll show,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.81">​Their force, their purposes; nay, I'll speak that</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.82">​Which you will wonder at.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech36"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.83">​But wilt thou faithfully?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech37"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.84">​If I do not, damn me.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech38"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.85">​Acordo linta.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.86">​Come on; thou art granted space.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit,​ with PAROLLES guarded. A short alarum within</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech39"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.87">​Go,​ tell the Count Rousillon, and my brother,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.88">​We have caught the woodcock, and will keep him muffled</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.89">​Till we do hear from them.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech40"><​b>​Second Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.90">​Captain,​ I will.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech41"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.91">​A'​ will betray us all unto ourselves:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.1.92">​Inform on that.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech42"><​b>​Second Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.93"> ​                 So I will, sir.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech43"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.1.94">​Till then I'll keep him dark and safely lock'​d.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE II. Florence. The Widow'​s house.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter BERTRAM and DIANA</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.1">​They told me that your name was Fontibell.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.2">​No,​ my good lord, Diana.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.3">​Titled goddess;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.4">​And worth it, with addition! But, fair soul,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.5">​In your fine frame hath love no quality?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.6">​If quick fire of youth light not your mind,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.7">​You are no maiden, but a monument:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.8">​When you are dead, you should be such a one</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.9">​As you are now, for you are cold and stem;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.10">​And now you should be as your mother was</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.11">​When your sweet self was got.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.12">​She then was honest.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.13">​So should you be.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.14">​No:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.15">​My mother did but duty; such, my lord,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.16">​As you owe to your wife.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.17">​No more o' that;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.18">​I prithee, do not strive against my vows:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.19">​I was compell'​d to her; but I love thee</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.20">​By love's own sweet constraint, and will for ever</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.21">​Do thee all rights of service.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.22">​Ay,​ so you serve us</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.23">​Till we serve you; but when you have our roses,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.24">​You barely leave our thorns to prick ourselves</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.25">​And mock us with our bareness.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.26">​How have I sworn!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.27">'​Tis not the many oaths that makes the truth,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.28">​But the plain single vow that is vow'd true.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.29">​What is not holy, that we swear not by,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.30">​But take the High'​st to witness: then, pray you, tell me,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.31">​If I should swear by God's great attributes,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.32">​I loved you dearly, would you believe my oaths,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.33">​When I did love you ill? This has no holding,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.34">​To swear by him whom I protest to love,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.35">​That I will work against him: therefore your oaths</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.36">​Are words and poor conditions, but unseal'​d,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.37">​At least in my opinion.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.38">​Change it, change it;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.39">​Be not so holy-cruel: love is holy;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.40">​And my integrity ne'er knew the crafts</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.41">​That you do charge men with. Stand no more off,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.42">​But give thyself unto my sick desires,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.43">​Who then recover: say thou art mine, and ever</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.44">​My love as it begins shall so persever.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.45">​I see that men make ropes in such a scarre</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.46">​That we'll forsake ourselves. Give me that ring.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.47">​I'​ll lend it thee, my dear; but have no power</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.48">​To give it from me.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.49">​Will you not, my lord?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.50">​It is an honour '​longing to our house,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.51">​Bequeathed down from many ancestors;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.52">​Which were the greatest obloquy i' the world</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.53">​In me to lose.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.54"> ​                 Mine honour'​s such a ring:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.55">​My chastity'​s the jewel of our house,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.56">​Bequeathed down from many ancestors;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.57">​Which were the greatest obloquy i' the world</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.58">​In me to lose: thus your own proper wisdom</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.59">​Brings in the champion Honour on my part,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.60">​Against your vain assault.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.61">​Here,​ take my ring:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.62">​My house, mine honour, yea, my life, be thine,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.63">​And I'll be bid by thee.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.64">​When midnight comes, knock at my chamber-window:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.65">​I'​ll order take my mother shall not hear.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.66">​Now will I charge you in the band of truth,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.67">​When you have conquer'​d my yet maiden bed,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.68">​Remain there but an hour, nor speak to me:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.69">​My reasons are most strong; and you shall know them</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.70">​When back again this ring shall be deliver'​d:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.71">​And on your finger in the night I'll put</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.72">​Another ring, that what in time proceeds</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.73">​May token to the future our past deeds.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.74">​Adieu,​ till then; then, fail not. You have won</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.75">​A wife of me, though there my hope be done.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.76">​A heaven on earth I have won by wooing thee.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.2.77">​For which live long to thank both heaven and me!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.78">​You may so in the end.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.79">​My mother told me just how he would woo,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.80">​As if she sat in 's heart; she says all men</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.81">​Have the like oaths: he had sworn to marry me</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.82">​When his wife's dead; therefore I'll lie with him</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.83">​When I am buried. Since Frenchmen are so braid,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.84">​Marry that will, I live and die a maid:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.85">​Only in this disguise I think'​t no sin</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.2.86">​To cozen him that would unjustly win.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE III. The Florentine camp.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter the two French Lords and some two or three Soldiers</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.1">​You have not given him his mother'​s letter?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.2">​I have delivered it an hour since: there is</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.3">​something in't that stings his nature; for on the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.4">​reading it he changed almost into another man.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.5">​He has much worthy blame laid upon him for shaking</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.6">​off so good a wife and so sweet a lady.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.7">​Especially he hath incurred the everlasting</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.8">​displeasure of the king, who had even tuned his</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.9">​bounty to sing happiness to him. I will tell you a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.10">​thing,​ but you shall let it dwell darkly with you.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.11">​When you have spoken it, 'tis dead, and I am the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.12">​grave of it.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.13">​He hath perverted a young gentlewoman here in</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.14">​Florence,​ of a most chaste renown; and this night he</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.15">​fleshes his will in the spoil of her honour: he hath</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.16">​given her his monumental ring, and thinks himself</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.17">​made in the unchaste composition.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.18">​Now,​ God delay our rebellion! as we are ourselves,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.19">​what things are we!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.20">​Merely our own traitors. And as in the common course</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.21">​of all treasons, we still see them reveal</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.22">​themselves,​ till they attain to their abhorred ends,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.23">​so he that in this action contrives against his own</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.24">​nobility,​ in his proper stream o'​erflows himself.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.25">​Is it not meant damnable in us, to be trumpeters of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.26">​our unlawful intents? We shall not then have his</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.27">​company to-night?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.28">​Not till after midnight; for he is dieted to his hour.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.29">​That approaches apace; I would gladly have him see</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.30">​his company anatomized, that he might take a measure</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.31">​of his own judgments, wherein so curiously he had</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.32">​set this counterfeit.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.33">​We will not meddle with him till he come; for his</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.34">​presence must be the whip of the other.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.35">​In the mean time, what hear you of these wars?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech14"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.36">​I hear there is an overture of peace.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech15"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.37">​Nay,​ I assure you, a peace concluded.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech16"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.38">​What will Count Rousillon do then? will he travel</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.39">​higher,​ or return again into France?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech17"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.40">​I perceive, by this demand, you are not altogether</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.41">​of his council.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech18"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.42">​Let it be forbid, sir; so should I be a great deal</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.43">​of his act.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech19"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.44">​Sir,​ his wife some two months since fled from his</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.45">​house:​ her pretence is a pilgrimage to Saint Jaques</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.46">​le Grand; which holy undertaking with most austere</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.47">​sanctimony she accomplished;​ and, there residing the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.48">​tenderness of her nature became as a prey to her</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.49">​grief;​ in fine, made a groan of her last breath, and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.50">​now she sings in heaven.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech20"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.51">​How is this justified?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech21"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.52">​The stronger part of it by her own letters, which</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.53">​makes her story true, even to the point of her</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.54">​death:​ her death itself, which could not be her</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.55">​office to say is come, was faithfully confirmed by</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.56">​the rector of the place.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech22"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.57">​Hath the count all this intelligence?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech23"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.58">​Ay,​ and the particular confirmations,​ point from</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.59">​point,​ so to the full arming of the verity.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech24"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.60">​I am heartily sorry that he'll be glad of this.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech25"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.61">​How mightily sometimes we make us comforts of our losses!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech26"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.62">​And how mightily some other times we drown our gain</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.63">​in tears! The great dignity that his valour hath</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.64">​here acquired for him shall at home be encountered</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.65">​with a shame as ample.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech27"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.66">​The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.67">​ill together: our virtues would be proud, if our</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.68">​faults whipped them not; and our crimes would</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.69">​despair,​ if they were not cherished by our virtues.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter a Messenger</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​4.3.70">​How now! where'​s your master?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech28"><​b>​Servant</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.71">​He met the duke in the street, sir, of whom he hath</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.72">​taken a solemn leave: his lordship will next</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.73">​morning for France. The duke hath offered him</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.74">​letters of commendations to the king.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech29"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.75">​They shall be no more than needful there, if they</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.76">​were more than they can commend.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech30"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.77">​They cannot be too sweet for the king's tartness.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.78">​Here'​s his lordship now.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter BERTRAM</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​4.3.79">​How now, my lord! is't not after midnight?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech31"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.80">​I have to-night dispatched sixteen businesses, a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.81">​month'​s length a-piece, by an abstract of success:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.82">​I have congied with the duke, done my adieu with his</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.83">​nearest;​ buried a wife, mourned for her; writ to my</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.84">​lady mother I am returning; entertained my convoy;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.85">​and between these main parcels of dispatch effected</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.86">​many nicer needs; the last was the greatest, but</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.87">​that I have not ended yet.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech32"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.88">​If the business be of any difficulty, and this</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.89">​morning your departure hence, it requires haste of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.90">​your lordship.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech33"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.91">​I mean, the business is not ended, as fearing to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.92">​hear of it hereafter. But shall we have this</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.93">​dialogue between the fool and the soldier? Come,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.94">​bring forth this counterfeit module, he has deceived</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.95">​me,​ like a double-meaning prophesier.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech34"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.96">​Bring him forth: has sat i' the stocks all night,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.97">​poor gallant knave.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech35"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.98">​No matter: his heels have deserved it, in usurping</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.99">​his spurs so long. How does he carry himself?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech36"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.100">​I have told your lordship already, the stocks carry</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.101">​him. But to answer you as you would be understood;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.102">​he weeps like a wench that had shed her milk: he</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.103">​hath confessed himself to Morgan, whom he supposes</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.104">​to be a friar, from the time of his remembrance to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.105">​this very instant disaster of his setting i' the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.106">​stocks:​ and what think you he hath confessed?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech37"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.107">​Nothing of me, has a'?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech38"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.108">​His confession is taken, and it shall be read to his</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.109">​face:​ if your lordship be in't, as I believe you</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.110">​are,​ you must have the patience to hear it.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Enter PAROLLES guarded, and First Soldier</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech39"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.111">​A plague upon him! muffled! he can say nothing of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.112">​me:​ hush, hush!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech40"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.113">​Hoodman comes! Portotartarosa</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech41"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.114">​He calls for the tortures: what will you say</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.115">​without '​em?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech42"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.116">​I will confess what I know without constraint: if</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.117">​ye pinch me like a pasty, I can say no more.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech43"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.118">​Bosko chimurcho.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech44"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.119">​Boblibindo chicurmurco.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech45"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.120">​You are a merciful general. Our general bids you</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.121">​answer to what I shall ask you out of a note.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech46"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.122">​And truly, as I hope to live.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech47"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.123">​[Reads] ​ 'First demand of him how many horse the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.124">​duke is strong.'​ What say you to that?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech48"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.125">​Five or six thousand; but very weak and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.126">​unserviceable:​ the troops are all scattered, and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.127">​the commanders very poor rogues, upon my reputation</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.128">​and credit and as I hope to live.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech49"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.129">​Shall I set down your answer so?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech50"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.130">​Do:​ I'll take the sacrament on't, how and which way you will.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech51"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.131">​All'​s one to him. What a past-saving slave is this!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech52"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.132">​You'​re deceived, my lord: this is Monsieur</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.133">​Parolles,​ the gallant militarist,​--that was his own</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.134">​phrase,​--that had the whole theoric of war in the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.135">​knot of his scarf, and the practise in the chape of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.136">​his dagger.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech53"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.137">​I will never trust a man again for keeping his sword</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.138">​clean. nor believe he can have every thing in him</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.139">​by wearing his apparel neatly.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech54"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.140">​Well,​ that's set down.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech55"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.141">​Five or six thousand horse, I said,-- I will say</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.142">​true,​--or thereabouts,​ set down, for I'll speak truth.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech56"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.143">​He'​s very near the truth in this.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech57"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.144">​But I con him no thanks for't, in the nature he</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.145">​delivers it.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech58"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.146">​Poor rogues, I pray you, say.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech59"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.147">​Well,​ that's set down.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech60"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.148">​I humbly thank you, sir: a truth'​s a truth, the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.149">​rogues are marvellous poor.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech61"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.150">​[Reads] ​ '​Demand of him, of what strength they are</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.151">​a-foot.'​ What say you to that?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech62"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.152">​By my troth, sir, if I were to live this present</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.153">​hour,​ I will tell true. Let me see: Spurio, a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.154">​hundred and fifty; Sebastian, so many; Corambus, so</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.155">​many;​ Jaques, so many; Guiltian, Cosmo, Lodowick,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.156">​and Gratii, two hundred and fifty each; mine own</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.157">​company,​ Chitopher, Vaumond, Bentii, two hundred and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.158">​fifty each: so that the muster-file,​ rotten and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.159">​sound,​ upon my life, amounts not to fifteen thousand</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.160">​poll;​ half of the which dare not shake snow from off</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.161">​their cassocks, lest they shake themselves to pieces.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech63"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.162">​What shall be done to him?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech64"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.163">​Nothing,​ but let him have thanks. Demand of him my</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.164">​condition,​ and what credit I have with the duke.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech65"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.165">​Well,​ that's set down.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Reads</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​4.3.166">'​You shall demand of him, whether one Captain Dumain</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.167">​be i' the camp, a Frenchman; what his reputation is</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.168">​with the duke; what his valour, honesty, and</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.169">​expertness in wars; or whether he thinks it were not</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.170">​possible,​ with well-weighing sums of gold, to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.171">​corrupt him to revolt.'​ What say you to this? what</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.172">​do you know of it?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech66"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.173">​I beseech you, let me answer to the particular of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.174">​the inter'​gatories:​ demand them singly.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech67"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.175">​Do you know this Captain Dumain?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech68"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.176">​I know him: a' was a botcher'​s '​prentice in Paris,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.177">​from whence he was whipped for getting the shrieve'​s</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.178">​fool with child,--a dumb innocent, that could not</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.179">​say him nay.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech69"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.180">​Nay,​ by your leave, hold your hands; though I know</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.181">​his brains are forfeit to the next tile that falls.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech70"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.182">​Well,​ is this captain in the duke of Florence'​s camp?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech71"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.183">​Upon my knowledge, he is, and lousy.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech72"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.184">​Nay look not so upon me; we shall hear of your</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.185">​lordship anon.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech73"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.186">​What is his reputation with the duke?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech74"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.187">​The duke knows him for no other but a poor officer</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.188">​of mine; and writ to me this other day to turn him</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.189">​out o' the band: I think I have his letter in my pocket.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech75"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.190">​Marry,​ we'll search.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech76"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.191">​In good sadness, I do not know; either it is there,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.192">​or it is upon a file with the duke's other letters</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.193">​in my tent.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech77"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.194">​Here 'tis; here's a paper: shall I read it to you?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech78"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.195">​I do not know if it be it or no.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech79"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.196">​Our interpreter does it well.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech80"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.197">​Excellently.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech81"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.198">​[Reads] ​ 'Dian, the count'​s a fool, and full of gold,'​--</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech82"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.199">​That is not the duke's letter, sir; that is an</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.200">​advertisement to a proper maid in Florence, one</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.201">​Diana,​ to take heed of the allurement of one Count</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.202">​Rousillon,​ a foolish idle boy, but for all that very</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.203">​ruttish:​ I pray you, sir, put it up again.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech83"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.204">​Nay,​ I'll read it first, by your favour.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech84"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.205">​My meaning in't, I protest, was very honest in the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.206">​behalf of the maid; for I knew the young count to be</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.207">​a dangerous and lascivious boy, who is a whale to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.208">​virginity and devours up all the fry it finds.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech85"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.209">​Damnable both-sides rogue!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech86"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.210">​[Reads] ​ 'When he swears oaths, bid him drop gold, and take it;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.211">​After he scores, he never pays the score:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.212">​Half won is match well made; match, and well make it;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.213">​He ne'er pays after-debts,​ take it before;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.214">​And say a soldier, Dian, told thee this,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.215">​Men are to mell with, boys are not to kiss:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.216">​For count of this, the count'​s a fool, I know it,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.217">​Who pays before, but not when he does owe it.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.218">​Thine,​ as he vowed to thee in thine ear,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.219">​PAROLLES.'</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech87"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.220">​He shall be whipped through the army with this rhyme</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.221">​in'​s forehead.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech88"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.222">​This is your devoted friend, sir, the manifold</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.223">​linguist and the armipotent soldier.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech89"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.224">​I could endure any thing before but a cat, and now</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.225">​he'​s a cat to me.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech90"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.226">​I perceive, sir, by the general'​s looks, we shall be</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.227">​fain to hang you.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech91"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.228">​My life, sir, in any case: not that I am afraid to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.229">​die;​ but that, my offences being many, I would</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.230">​repent out the remainder of nature: let me live,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.231">​sir,​ in a dungeon, i' the stocks, or any where, so I may live.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech92"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.232">​We'​ll see what may be done, so you confess freely;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.233">​therefore,​ once more to this Captain Dumain: you</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.234">​have answered to his reputation with the duke and to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.235">​his valour: what is his honesty?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech93"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.236">​He will steal, sir, an egg out of a cloister: for</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.237">​rapes and ravishments he parallels Nessus: he</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.238">​professes not keeping of oaths; in breaking 'em he</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.239">​is stronger than Hercules: he will lie, sir, with</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.240">​such volubility, that you would think truth were a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.241">​fool:​ drunkenness is his best virtue, for he will</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.242">​be swine-drunk;​ and in his sleep he does little</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.243">​harm,​ save to his bed-clothes about him; but they</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.244">​know his conditions and lay him in straw. I have but</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.245">​little more to say, sir, of his honesty: he has</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.246">​every thing that an honest man should not have; what</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.247">​an honest man should have, he has nothing.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech94"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.248">​I begin to love him for this.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech95"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.249">​For this description of thine honesty? A pox upon</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.250">​him for me, he's more and more a cat.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech96"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.251">​What say you to his expertness in war?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech97"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.252">​Faith,​ sir, he has led the drum before the English</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.253">​tragedians;​ to belie him, I will not, and more of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.254">​his soldiership I know not; except, in that country</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.255">​he had the honour to be the officer at a place there</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.256">​called Mile-end, to instruct for the doubling of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.257">​files:​ I would do the man what honour I can, but of</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.258">​this I am not certain.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech98"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.259">​He hath out-villained villany so far, that the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.260">​rarity redeems him.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech99"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.261">​A pox on him, he's a cat still.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech100"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.262">​His qualities being at this poor price, I need not</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.263">​to ask you if gold will corrupt him to revolt.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech101"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.264">​Sir,​ for a quart d'ecu he will sell the fee-simple</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.265">​of his salvation, the inheritance of it; and cut the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.266">​entail from all remainders, and a perpetual</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.267">​succession for it perpetually.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech102"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.268">​What'​s his brother, the other Captain Dumain?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech103"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.269">​Why does be ask him of me?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech104"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.270">​What'​s he?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech105"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.271">​E'​en a crow o' the same nest; not altogether so</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.272">​great as the first in goodness, but greater a great</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.273">​deal in evil: he excels his brother for a coward,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.274">​yet his brother is reputed one of the best that is:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.275">​in a retreat he outruns any lackey; marry, in coming</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.276">​on he has the cramp.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech106"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.277">​If your life be saved, will you undertake to betray</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.278">​the Florentine?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech107"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.279">​Ay,​ and the captain of his horse, Count Rousillon.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech108"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.280">​I'​ll whisper with the general, and know his pleasure.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech109"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.281">​[Aside] ​ I'll no more drumming; a plague of all</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.282">​drums! Only to seem to deserve well, and to</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.283">​beguile the supposition of that lascivious young boy</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.284">​the count, have I run into this danger. Yet who</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.285">​would have suspected an ambush where I was taken?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech110"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.286">​There is no remedy, sir, but you must die: the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.287">​general says, you that have so traitorously</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.288">​discovered the secrets of your army and made such</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.289">​pestiferous reports of men very nobly held, can</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.290">​serve the world for no honest use; therefore you</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.291">​must die. Come, headsman, off with his head.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech111"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.292">​O Lord, sir, let me live, or let me see my death!</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech112"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.293">​That shall you, and take your leave of all your friends.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Unblinding him</​i></​p>​
 +<a name="​4.3.294">​So,​ look about you: know you any here?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech113"><​b>​BERTRAM</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.295">​Good morrow, noble captain.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech114"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.296">​God bless you, Captain Parolles.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech115"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.297">​God save you, noble captain.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech116"><​b>​Second Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.298">​Captain,​ what greeting will you to my Lord Lafeu?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.299">​I am for France.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech117"><​b>​First Lord</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.300">​Good captain, will you give me a copy of the sonnet</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.301">​you writ to Diana in behalf of the Count Rousillon?</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.302">​an I were not a very coward, I'ld compel it of you:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.303">​but fare you well.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt BERTRAM and Lords</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech118"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.304">​You are undone, captain, all but your scarf; that</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.305">​has a knot on't yet</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech119"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.306">​Who cannot be crushed with a plot?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech120"><​b>​First Soldier</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.307">​If you could find out a country where but women were</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.308">​that had received so much shame, you might begin an</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.309">​impudent nation. Fare ye well, sir; I am for France</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.310">​too:​ we shall speak of you there.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit with Soldiers</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech121"><​b>​PAROLLES</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.3.311">​Yet am I thankful: if my heart were great,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.312">'​Twould burst at this. Captain I'll be no more;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.313">​But I will eat and drink, and sleep as soft</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.314">​As captain shall: simply the thing I am</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.315">​Shall make me live. Who knows himself a braggart,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.316">​Let him fear this, for it will come to pass</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.317">​that every braggart shall be found an ass.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.318">​Rust,​ sword? cool, blushes! and, Parolles, live</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.319">​Safest in shame! being fool'​d,​ by foolery thrive!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.320">​There'​s place and means for every man alive.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.3.321">​I'​ll after them.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exit</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE IV. Florence. The Widow'​s house.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter HELENA, Widow, and DIANA</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.4.1">​That you may well perceive I have not wrong'​d you,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.2">​One of the greatest in the Christian world</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.3">​Shall be my surety; 'fore whose throne 'tis needful,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.4">​Ere I can perfect mine intents, to kneel:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.5">​Time was, I did him a desired office,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.6">​Dear almost as his life; which gratitude</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.7">​Through flinty Tartar'​s bosom would peep forth,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.8">​And answer, thanks: I duly am inform'​d</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.9">​His grace is at Marseilles; to which place</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.10">​We have convenient convoy. You must know</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.11">​I am supposed dead: the army breaking,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.12">​My husband hies him home; where, heaven aiding,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.13">​And by the leave of my good lord the king,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.14">​We'​ll be before our welcome.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​Widow</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.4.15">​Gentle madam,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.16">​You never had a servant to whose trust</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.17">​Your business was more welcome.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.4.18">​Nor you, mistress,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.19">​Ever a friend whose thoughts more truly labour</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.20">​To recompense your love: doubt not but heaven</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.21">​Hath brought me up to be your daughter'​s dower,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.22">​As it hath fated her to be my motive</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.23">​And helper to a husband. But, O strange men!</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.24">​That can such sweet use make of what they hate,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.25">​When saucy trusting of the cozen'​d thoughts</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.26">​Defiles the pitchy night: so lust doth play</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.27">​With what it loathes for that which is away.</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.28">​But more of this hereafter. You, Diana,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.29">​Under my poor instructions yet must suffer</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.30">​Something in my behalf.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​DIANA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.4.31">​Let death and honesty</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.32">​Go with your impositions,​ I am yours</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.33">​Upon your will to suffer.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​HELENA</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.4.34">​Yet,​ I pray you:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.35">​But with the word the time will bring on summer,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.36">​When briers shall have leaves as well as thorns,</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.37">​And be as sweet as sharp. We must away;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.38">​Our wagon is prepared, and time revives us:</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.39">​All'​s well that ends well; still the fine's the crown;</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.4.40">​Whate'​er the course, the end is the renown.</​a><​br>​
 +<​p><​i>​Exeunt</​i></​p>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +<​h3>​SCENE V. Rousillon. The COUNT'​s palace.</​h3>​
 +<​p></​p><​blockquote>​
 +<​i>​Enter COUNTESS, LAFEU, and Clown</​i>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech1"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.5.1">​No,​ no, no, your son was misled with a snipt-taffeta</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.5.2">​fellow there, whose villanous saffron would have</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.5.3">​made all the unbaked and doughy youth of a nation in</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.5.4">​his colour: your daughter-in-law had been alive at</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.5.5">​this hour, and your son here at home, more advanced</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.5.6">​by the king than by that red-tailed humble-bee I speak of.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech2"><​b>​COUNTESS</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.5.7">​I would I had not known him; it was the death of the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.5.8">​most virtuous gentlewoman that ever nature had</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.5.9">​praise for creating. If she had partaken of my</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.5.10">​flesh,​ and cost me the dearest groans of a mother, I</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.5.11">​could not have owed her a more rooted love.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech3"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.5.12">'​Twas a good lady, 'twas a good lady: we may pick a</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.5.13">​thousand salads ere we light on such another herb.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech4"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.5.14">​Indeed,​ sir, she was the sweet marjoram of the</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.5.15">​salad,​ or rather, the herb of grace.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech5"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.5.16">​They are not herbs, you knave; they are nose-herbs.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech6"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.5.17">​I am no great Nebuchadnezzar,​ sir; I have not much</​a><​br>​
 +<a name="​4.5.18">​skill in grass.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech7"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.5.19">​Whether dost thou profess thyself, a knave or a fool?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech8"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.5.20">​A fool, sir, at a woman'​s service, and a knave at a man'​s.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech9"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.5.21">​Your distinction?</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech10"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.5.22">​I would cozen the man of his wife and do his service.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech11"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.5.23">​So you were a knave at his service, indeed.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech12"><​b>​Clown</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +<a name="​4.5.24">​And I would give his wife my bauble, sir, to do her service.</​a><​br>​
 +</​blockquote>​
 +
 +<a name="​speech13"><​b>​LAFEU</​b></​a>​
 +<​blockquote>​
 +