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From women's eyes this doctrine I derive:
They sparkle still the right Promethean fire ;
King. And win them too: therefore let us devise Some entertainment for them in their tents. Biron. First, from the park let us conduct them
thither; Then, homeward, every man attach the hand Of his fair mistress : in the afternoon We will with some strange pastime solace them, Such as the shortness of the time can shape ; For revels, dances, masks, and merry hours, Fore-run fair Love, strewing her way with flowers.
King. Away, away ! no time shall be omitted, That will be time, and may by us be fitted. Biron. Allons ! Allons !--Sow'd cockle reap'd no
corn ; And justice always whirls in equal measure : Light wenches may prove plagues to men forsworn ; If so, our copper buys no better treasure.[Exeunt.
ACT V. SCENE I.-- Another part of the same. Enter Holofernes, Sir NATHANIEL, and DULL. Hol. Șatis quod sufficit. Nath. I praise God for you, Sir ; your reasons at
dinner have been sharp and sententious; pleasan without scurrility, witty without affection, andacious without impudency, learned without opinion, and strange without heresy. I did converse this quondam day with a companion of the king's, who is intituled, nominated, or called, Don Adriano de Armado.
Hol. Novi hominem tanquam te: His humour is lofty, his discourse peremptory, his tongue filed, his eye ambitious, his gait majestical, and his general behaviour vain, ridiculous, and thrasonical*. He is too picked +, too spruce, too affected, too odd, as it ere, too peregrinate, as I may call it. Nath. A most singular and choice epithet.
[Takes out his Table-book. Hol. He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument. I abhor such fanatical phantasms, such insociable and point-devise i companions ; such rackers of orthography as to speak, dout, fine, when he should say, doubt'; det, when he should pronounce, debt ; d, e, b,t; not d, e, t; he clepeth a calf, cauf; half, hauf; neighbour, vocatur, nebour ; neigh, abbreviated, ne : this is abhominable, (which he would call abominable,) it insinuateth me of insanie ; Ne intelligis domine? to make frantic, lunatic.
Nath. Laus deo, bone intelligo.
Hol.. Bone ?-bone, for bene: Priscian a little scratch'd ; 'twill serve.
Enter ARMADO, Mota, and COSTARD. Nath. Videsne quis venit ?
Hol. Video, et gaudeo. | Arm. Chirra !
[To Moth. Hol. Quare Chirra, not sirrah ? Arm. Men of peace, well encounter'd. Hol. Most military Sir, salutation.
Moth. They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps. [To Costard aside.
Cost. O, they have lived long in the alms-basket of words! I marvel, thy master hath not eaten thee for a word ; for thou art not so long by the head as honorificabilitudinitatibus : thou art easier swallow'd than a flap-dragon g. Moth. Peace; the peal begins. • Boastful. + Over-dressed. Finical exactness.
A small infiammable, substance swallowed in a glass of wine.
now thou crushest the snake! That is the way to make an offence gracious; though few have the grace to do it.
Arm. For the rest of the worthies? Hol. I will play three myself. Moth. Thrice worthy gentleman! Arm. Shall I tell you a thing ? Hol. We attend. Arm. We will have, if this fadge * not, an antic. I beseech you, follow.
Hol. Via + goodman Dull! thou hast spoken no word all this while.
Dull. Nor understood none neither, Sir.
Dull. I'll make one in a dance, or so; or I will play on the tabor to the worthies, and let them dance the hay. Hol. Most dull, honest Dull, to our sport, away.
SCENE 11.- Another part of the same. Before the
PRINCESS's Pavilion. Enter the PRINCESS, KATHARINE, ROSALINE, and
Ros. Madam, came nothing else along with that?
Ros. That was the way to make his god-head waxt; For he hath been five thousand years a boy.
Kath. Ay, and a shrewd unhappy gallows too. Ros. You'll ne'er be friends with him ; he kill'd
your sister. Kath. He made her melancholy, sad and heavy; And so she died: had she been light, like you, Of such a merry, nimble, stirring spirit, She might have been a grandam ere she died : And so may you; for a light heart lives long, + Courage.
Ros. What's your dark meaning, mouse *, of this
light word? Kath. A light condition in a beauty dark. Ros. We need more light to find your meaning out.
Kath. You'll mar the light by taking it in snuff +; Therefore, I'll darkly end the argument.
Ros. Look what you do, you do it still i' the dark. Kath. So do not you: for you are a light wench. Ros. Indeed, I weigh not you; and therefore
light. Kath. You weigh me not,-0, that's you care not
for me. Ros. Great reason; for past cure is still past care.
Prin. Well bandied both; a set of wit well play'd. Bat Rosaline, you have a favour too : Who sent it? And what is it?
Ros. I would, you knew : An if my face were but as fair as yours, My favour were as great; be witness this. Nay, I have verses too, I thank Birón : The numbers true; and were the numb'ring too, I were the fairest goddess on the ground: I am compared to twenty thousand fairs. 0, he hath drawn my picture in his letter! Prin. Any thing like? Ros. Much in the letters; nothing, in the praise. Prin. Beauteous as ink; a good conclusion. Kath. Fair as a text B in a copy-book. Bos. 'Ware pencils ! How? Let me not die your
debtor, My red dominical, my golden letter : 0, that your face were not so full of O's! Kath. A pox of that jest! and beshrew all
Kath. Yes, madam; and moreover,
Mar. This and these pearls, to me sent LongaThe letter is too long by half a mile.
Prin. I think no less; Dost thou not wish in heart The chain were longer, and the letter short? Mar. Ay, or I would these hands might never
part. * Pormerly a term of endearment.' + In anger. VOL. II.