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take no delight nor no penance; but a' must fast three days a week. For this damsel, I must keep her at the park: she is allowed for the daywoman. Fare you well.
Arm. I do betray myself with blushing. Maid!
Arm. I will visit thee at the lodge.
Jaq. That's hereby.
Arm. I know where it is situate.
Jaq. So I heard you say.
[Exeunt Dull and Jaquenetta. Arm. Villain, thou shalt fast for thy offences ere thou be pardoned.
Moth. No, sir; that were fast and loose: thou shalt to prison.
Cost. Well, sir, I hope, when I do it, I shall do it on a full stomach.
Arm. Thou shalt be heavily punished.
Cost. I am more bound to you than your fellows, for they are but lightly rewarded.
Arm. Take away this villain; shut him up. Moth. Come, you transgressing slave; away! Cost. Let me not be pent up, sir: I will fast, 160 being loose.
136. day-woman, primarily a dairymaid (ME. deye), whose business was with baking and poultry, as well as milk.. Jaquenetta was doubtless to be general provider to the fasters.
Cost. Well, if ever I do see the merry days of desolation that I have seen, some shall see.
Moth. What shall some see?
Cost. Nay, nothing, Master Moth, but what they look upon. It is not for prisoners to be too silent in their words; and therefore I will say nothing I thank God I have as little patience as 170 another man; and therefore I can be quiet.
[Exeunt Moth and Costard. Arm. I do affect the very ground, which is base, where her shoe, which is baser, guided by her foot, which is basest, doth tread. I shall be forsworn, which is a great argument of falsehood, if I love. And how can that be true love which is falsely attempted? Love is a familiar; Love is a devil: there is no evil angel but Love. Yet was Samson so tempted, and he had an excellent strength; yet was Solomon so seduced, and he had 180 a very good wit. Cupid's butt-shaft is too hard for Hercules' club; and therefore too much odds for a Spaniard's rapier. The first and second cause will not serve my turn; the passado he respects not, the duello he regards not: his disgrace is to be called boy; but his glory is to subdue men. Adieu, valour! rust, rapier! be still, drum! for your manager is in love; yea, he loveth. Assist me, some extemporal god of rhyme, for I am sure I shall turn sonnet. vise, wit; write, pen; for I am for whole volumes in folio. [Exit.
181. butt-shaft, a kind of unbarbed arrow used for shooting at butts.
184. passado, a thrust with the rapier or foil; used for 'swordplay' in general.
185. duello, laws of duelling.
188. manager, wielder, hand
190. turn sonnet, so Qq and Ff. Probably an Armadoism for 'sonneter,' which Capell proposed to substitute.
SCENE I. The same.
Enter the Princess of France, ROSALINE, MARIA, KATHARINE, BOYET, Lords, and other Attendants.
Boyet. Now, madam, summon up your dear-
Consider who the king your father sends,
Of all perfections that a man may owe,
Prin. Good Lord Boyet, my beauty, though
Needs not the painted flourish of your praise:
I. dearest, choicest, best.
5. inheritor, possessor.
16. chapmen, sellers.
No woman may approach his silent court:
Tell him, the daughter of the King of France,
Boyet. Proud of employment, willingly I go. Prin. All pride is willing pride, and yours [Exit Boyet.
Who are the votaries, my loving lords,
Between Lord Perigort and the beauteous heir
It should none spare that come within his power. Prin. Some merry mocking lord, belike; is't so?
28. bold of, confident of.
45. So F2. Qq, F1 omit 'the.'
Mar. They say so most that most his humours know.
Prin. Such short-lived wits do wither as they grow.
Who are the rest?
Kath. The young plish'd youth,
Of all that virtue love for virtue loved :
Dumain, a well-accom
Most power to do most harm, least knowing ill;
Ros. Another of these students at that time
Prin. God bless my ladies! are they all in
That every one her own hath garnished
With such bedecking ornaments of praise?
Now, what admittance, lord?