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of thy soldiership, will fubscribe for thee; farewel. Par. I love not many words.
I Lord. No more than a fish loves water. Is not this a strange fellow, my Lord, that fo confidendy seems to undertake this business, which he knows is not to be done ; damns himself to do it, and dares better be damn'd than to do't ?
2 Lord. You do not know him, my Lord, as we do; certain it is, that he will steal himself into a man's favour, and for a week escape a great deal of discoveries ; but when you find him out, you have him ever after.
Ber. Why, do you think, he will make no deed at all of this, that fo feriously he does addrefs himfelf unto?
2 Lord. None in the world, but return with an invention, and clap upon you two or three probable lies; but we have almost · imboss'd him, you shall fee his fall to night; for, indeed, he is not for your lordship's respect.
i Lord. We'll make you fome sport with the fox, ere we case him. He was first smoak'd by the old lord Lafeu ; when his disguise and he is parted, tell me what a sprat you shall find him; which you shall fee, this very night.
2 Lord. I must go and look my twigs ; he fhall be caught.
Ber. Your brother, he shail go along with me. 2 Lord. As't please your lordship. I'll leave you.
We have almost imboled him.] To imbos: a deer, is to inclofe him in a wood, Milton uses the fame word.
Like that felf-begotten bird
Ber. Now will I lead you to the house, and shew you The lafs I spoke of.
i Lord. But you say, she's honest.
Ber. That's all the fault: I spoke with her but once,
i Lord. With all my heart, my Lord. [Exeunt.
Enter Helena, and Widow.
I know not, how I shall assure you further * But I shall lose the grounds I work upon.
Wid. Tho' my estate be fallen, I was well born,
Hel. Nor would I wish you.
Wid. I should believe you,
Hel. Take this purse of gold,
work upon.] 1. e. By difco- your private knowledge, after vering herself to the Count. having required from you an cath
WARBURTON. of secrecy.
Which I will over-pay,
pay again When I have found it. The Count wooes your
Wid. Now I see the bottom of your purpose.
Hel. You see it lawful then. It is no more,
Wid. I have yielded :
Hel. Why then, to night
4 Important here, and else And lawful meaning in a law. where, is im ortunate.
FUL a£t ;] To make this s Is wicked m:caning in a law- gingling riddle complete in all ful deed;
its parts, we should read the fe
And lawful meaning in a lawful act,
Part of the French Camp in Florence.
Enter one of the French Lords, with five or six
Soldiers in ambush.
ner ; when you sally upon him, speak what terrible language you will; though you understand it not yourselves, no matter; for we must not seem to understand him, unless some one amongst us, whom we must produce for an interpreter.
Sol. Good captain, let me be th' interpreter.
Lord. Art not acquainted with him ? knows he not thy voice?
Sol. No, Sir, I warrant you.
Lord. But what linfy-woolfy hast thou to speak to us again?
Sol. Ev'n such as you speak to me.
cond line thus,
commit adultery. The riddle And laufe meaning in a WICK- concludes thus, Where both not ED oil;
fin and yet a finful fakt. i. e. The sense of the two lines is Where neither of them fin, and this, It is a wicked meaning be- yet it is a sinful fact on both cause the woman's intent is to sides; which conclusion, we see, deceive; but a lavfil deed, be- requires the emendation here cause the man enjoys his own made.
WARBURTON. wife. Again, it is a lawful Sir Thomas Hanmer reads in meaning because done by her to the same sense, gain her husband's estranged af Unlawful meaning in a lawful fection, but it is a wicket att act. because he gocs intentionally to A a 2
Lord. He must think us o fome band of strangers i'th' adversary's entertainment. Now he hath a smack of all neighbouring languages, therefore we must every one be a man of his own fancy; not to know what we speak one to another, fo we seem to know, is to know straight our purpose : chough's language, gabble enough, and good enough. As for you, interpreter, you must seem very politick, but couch, hoa ! here he comes, to beguile two hours in a sleep, and then to return and swear the lies he forges.
Par. Ten o'clock; within these three hours 'twill be time enough to go home. What shall I say, I have done? it must be a very plausive invention that carries it. They begin to smoak me, and disgraces have of late knock'd too often at my door; I find, my tongue is too foul-hardy; but my heart hath the fear of Mars before it and of his creatures, not daring the reports of my tongue.
Lord. This is the first truth that e'er thine own congue was guilty of.
[Afde. Par. What the devil Thould move me to undertake the recovery of this drum, being not ignorant of the impossibility, and knowing I had no such purpose? I must give myself some hurts, and say, I got them in exploit ; yet Night ones will not carry it. They will fay, came you off with so little ? and great ones I dare not give; wherefore what's the ? instance ? Tongue, I must put you into a butter-woman's mouth, and buy another of : Bajazei's mule, if you prattle me into these perils.
6 Some band of frangers in 7 The Inflamee.) The prof. the adversaries entertainment. ) 8 and buy myself another of That is, foreign troops in the ene- Bajazet's Mule) We fhould my's fay.
read, Banget's MUTE, 1. a. a