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In most rich choice ; yet in his idle fire,
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
A CT IV.
SCENE, Part of the French Gamp in
Soldiers in ambush.
rible language you will ; though you understand it not your selves, no matter; for we must not seem to underitand 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 linsie woollie halt thou to speak to us again? Sod. Ev'n such as you speak to me.
Lord. He must think us some band of strangers i'th' adversaries' 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 fleep, and then to return and swear the lies he forges.
Enter Parolles. Par. Ten o'clock; within these three hours 'twill be time enough to go home. What Mall 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 fool-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 tongue was guilty of.
[ Afíde. Par. What the devil should 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 my self some hurts, and say, I got them in exploit; yet flight ones will not carry it. They will say, 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 my self another of Bajazet's mule, if you prattle me into these perils.
Lord. Is it possible, he should know what he is, and be that he is ?
[Afide. Par: I would, the cutting of my garments would serve the turn, or the breaking of my Spanislo sword. Lord. We cannot afford you
[-Afide. Par. Or the baring of my beard, and to say, it was in stratagem. Lord. 'Twould not do.
[Afide. Par. Or to drown my cloaths, and say, I was stript. Lord. Hardly serve.
[Afide. Par. Though I swore, I leap'd from the window of the citadel Lord. How deep?
[Afide. Par. Thirty fathom.
Lord. Three great oaths would scarce make that be believed.
Par. Oh! ransom, ransom:-do not hide mine eyes.
[They seize him and blindfold hin.
Par. I know, you are the Muskos regiment,
Inter. Boskos vauvado; I understand thee, and can
, Sir, betake thee to
Int. On, pray, pray, pray.
Lord. Osceoribi dulchos volivorco.
Int. The General is content to spare thee yet,
Par. Oh let me live,
Int. But wilt thou faithfully?
Int, Acordo linta.
[A port alarum within.
Sol. Captain, I will.
Lord. He will betray us all unto our selves,
Sol. So I will, Sir.
SCENE changes to the Widow's House.
Enter Bertram, and Diana.
Dia. No, my good Lord, Diana.
sweet self was got.
-Ber. No more o' that!
Dia. Ay, so you serve us,
Ber. How have I sworn!
Dia. 'T'is not the many oaths, that make the truth ;