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Fresh as a bridegroom ; and his chin, new-reap'd,
I know not what-
This villanous faltpetre fhould be digg'd
VII. Hotspur's Soliloquy on the Contents of a Letter.
contented to be there, in respect of the love I bear your house."-He could be contented to be there! Why is he not then ?-In respect of the love he bears our koule! He fhows in this, he loves his own barn better
than he loves our house. Let me see some more. “The purpose you undertake is dangerous.”-Why, that's certain : 'tis dangerous to take a cold, to sleep, to drink : but I tell you, my lord. Fool, out of this nettle danger, we pluck this flower safety. “ The purpose you undertake is dangerous; the friends you have named, uncer. tain; the time itself, unforted; and your whole plot too light for the counterpoise of so great an opposition.” Say you so, say you fo? I say unto you again, you are a Shallow cowardly hind, and you lie.
lie. What a lackbrain is this! Our plot is a good plot as ever was laid ; our friends true and constant; a good plot, good friends, and full of expectation ; an excellent plot, very good friends. What a frosty-spirited rogue is this ! Why, my lord of York commends the plot, and the general course of the action. By this hand, if I were now by this ras. cal, I could brain him with his lady's fan. Is there not my father, my uncle, and myself; Lord Edmund Mortimer, my lord of York, and Owen Glendower? Is there not, besides, the Douglas? Have I not all their letters, to meet me in arms by the ninth of the next month? and are there not some of them set forward already! What a Pagan rascal is this !'an infidel !-Ha! you shall see now, in very sincerity of fear and cold heart, will he to the king, and lay open all our proceedings. O! I could divide myself and go to boffets, for moving such a dish of skimmed milk with fo honourable an action.---Hang him ! let him tell the king. We are prepared. I will set forward to-night.
VIlI. -Othello's Apology for his Marriage.
My very noble and approv'd good masters-
More than pertains to feats of broils and batile ;
Her father lov'd-me; oft invited me;
-All these to hear Would Desdemona seriously incline: But still the house-affairs would draw her thence ; Which ever as she could with halte dispatch, She'd come again, and with a greedy ear Devour up my discourse.' Which I observing, Took once a pliant hour, and found good means To draw from her a prayer of earnest heart, That I would all my pilgrimage dilate; Whereof by parcels she had something heard, But not distinctively. I did consent; And often did beguile her of her tears, When I did fpeak of some distressful stroke That my youth suffer'd. My ftory being done, She gave me for my pains a world of fighs. She fwore, in faith, 'twas strange, 'twas passing strange; 'Twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful : She wilh'd the had not heard it; yet she wish'd That Heav'n had made her such a man. She thank'd me; And bade me, if I had a friend that lov'd her, I should but teach him how to tell my story, And that would woo her. On this hint I fpake:
She lor'd me for the dangers I had palt;
IX. Henry IVth's Soliloquy on Sleep.
Are at this hour asleep!- gentle Sleep!
no more wilt weigh my eye-lids downa
X. Captain Bobadil's Method of Defeating an Army,
der seal, I am a gentleman ; and live here obscure, and to myself: but, were I known to his Majesty and the lords, observe me, I would undertake, upon this poor head and life, for the public benefit of the state, not only to spare the entire lives of his subjects in general, but to save the one half, nay three fourths of lus
yearly charge in holding war, and against what enemy foever. And how would I do it, think you ?- Why thus, Sir. I would select nineteen more to myself, through out the land : gentlemen they fhould be ; of good fpirit, strong and able conftitution. I would choose them by an instinct that I have. And I would teach these nineteen the special rules ; as your Punto, your Reverso, your Stoccata, your Imbroccata, your Passada, your Montona to; till they could all play very near, or altogether, as well as myself. This done, fay the enemy were forty thousand strong.
We twenty would come into the field, the tenth of March, or thereabouts; and we would chal. lenge twenty of the enemy : they could not, in their honour, refufe us.
Wellwe would kill thenr: challenge twenty more~ kill them : twenty moremkill them: twenty more kill them too. And, thus, would nie kill, every man, his ten a-day-that's ten feore: ten' score-that's two hundred : two hundred aday-five days, a thousand: forty thousand- forty times five--five times forty-two hundred days kill them all up by computation. And this I will venture my poor gentlemanlike carcase to perform (provided there be no treason practifed upon us) by fair and discreet manhood; that is, civilly-by the sword. , XL Soliloquy of Hamlet's Uncle on the Murder of his
It hath the primal, eldeft curse upon’t !