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two hours in a deep, 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 smoke 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 * mine own tongue.
Lord. This is the first truth that e'er thine own tongue was guilty of.
(Aside. Par. What the devil should move me to undertake the recovery of this drum ; being not ignorant of the imposibility, 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 say, Came you off with fo little ? and great ones I dare not give ; Wherefore? y what's the instance ? Tongue, I must put you into a butter-woman's mouth, and buy 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 ?
[Aside. Par. I would, the cutting of my garments would serve the turn; or the breaking of my Spanish sword. Lord. We cannot a afford you so.
[Afde. Par. Or the baring of my beard; and to say, it was in stratagem. Lord. 'Twould not do.
[Afde. Par. Or to drown my clothes, and say, I was stript. Lord. Hardly serve.
* of my tongue. y what's the instance?]what proof Mall I produce ? 2 mute. * afford]-let you off.. o baring)--cutting off. VOL. II. Ff
Par. Though I swore I leap'd from the window of the
Lord. How deep ?
[Afide. Per. Thirty fathom.
Lord, Three great oaths would scarce make that be be. liev'd.
(Aside. Par. I would, I had any drum of the enemies; I would swear, I recover'd it. Lord. You shall hear one anon.
[ Ande. Par. A drum now of the enemies ! [Alarum witbin. Lord. Tbroca movoufus, cargo, cargo, cargo. All. Cargo, cargo, villianda par corbo, cargo. Par. Oh! ransom, ransom :-Do not hide mine eyes.
(They seize him and blindfold bim. Inter. Boskos thromuldo boskos.
Par. I know you are the Muskos' regiment,
Inter. Boskos vauvado :-
Inter. Oh, pray, pray, pray. Manka revania dulcbe.
Lord. Ofcorbi dulchos volivorco.
Inter. The general is content to spare thee yet; And, hood-winkt as thou art, will lead thee on
To gather from thee: haply, thou may'st inform Something to save thy life.
Par. Oh, let me live,
e thy faith,] ---confeflion.
To gather]—To gain intelligence.
And all the secrets of our camp I'll shew,. .
Inter. But wilt thou faithfully ?
Inter. Acorda linta.
[A foort alarum within. Lord. Go, tell the count Rousillon, and my brother, We have caught the woodcock, and will keep him muffled 'Till we do hear from them.
Sol. Captain, I will.
Lord. He will betray us all unto ourselves ;-
Sol. So I will, fir.
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The Widow's House.
Enter Bertram and Diana.
Ber. Titled goddess;
Dia. She then was honeft.
Ber. No more of that!
Dia. Ay, so you serve us,
Ber. How have I sworn ?
Dia. 'Tis not the many oaths, that make the truth; But the plain single vow, that is vow'd true.
Ber. What is not holy, that we swear not by, . But take the Highest to witness.
Dia. Then, pray you, tell me, If I lould swear by Love's great attributes, I lov'd you dearly, would you believe my oaths, When I did love you 8 ill ? "this has no holding, To swear to him whom I proceft to love, That I will work against him: Therefore, your oaths Are words, and poor conditions ; but unfealid; At least, in my opinion.
Ber. Change it, change it;
e ftrive against my vows:)-plead against the vow I have made never to cohabit with Helena.
f What is not holy,]-I will not bind myself to thee by the flight and ordinary protestations of lovers
& illa)-in an unlawful way.
h this has no bolding, to swear to him, &c.)--there is no confiftency in fwearing to a person that I love him, when I mean only to injure him— by him.
Be not so holy-cruel : love is holy;
Dia. I see, that men 'make hopes in such affairs,
Ber. I'll lend it thee, my dear, but have no power To give it from me.
Dia. Will you not, my lord ?
Ber. It is an honour 'longing to our house,
Dia. Mine honour's such a ring :
Ber. Here, take my ring:
I make hopes in such affairs,]-conceive hopes of success--in such a scene--when once we admit them to make their amorous protestations. * be bid by thee.)-be at thy disposal.