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Biron. How low foever the matter, I hope in God for high words.
Long. A high hope for a low having ; God grant us patience! (5)
Biron. To hear, or forbear hearing ?.
Long. To hear meekly, Sir, to laugh moderately, or to forbear both.
Biron. Well, Sir, be it as the Stile shall give us cause to climb in the merriness.
Coft. The matter is to me, Sir, as concerning Ja. quenetta. The manner of it is, I was taken with the manner.
Biron. In what manner ?
Coft. In manner and form, following, Sir ; all those three. I was seen with her in the Manor. house, fitting with her upon the Form, and taken following her. into the Park ; which, put together, is, in manner and form following. Now, Sir, for the manner : it is the manner of a man to speak to a woman ; for the form, in some form.
Biron. For the following, Sir ? · Coft. As it shall follow in my correction ; and God defend the right!
King. Will you hear the letter with attention?
Coft. Such is the fimplicity of man to hearken after the flesh.