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For he hath wit to make an ill shape good,
Rofa. Another of these students at that time
Prin. God bless my ladies, are they all in love,
your fair approach;
Attendants. King. Fair Princess, welcome to the Court of Na
Prin. Fair, I give you back again ; and welcome I
have not yet : the roof of this Court is too high to be yours; and welcome to the wide fields, too base to be mine. King. You shall be welcome, Madam, to my
Court, Prin. I will be welcome then conduct
Prin. Were my lord so, his ignorance were wise,
King. Madam, I will, if suddenly I may.
Prin. You will the sooner, that I were away ;
Biron. Did not I dance with you in Brabant once ?
mask! Ros. Fair falls the face it covers ! Biron. And send
King. Madam, your father here doth intimate The payment of a hundred thousand crowns; Being but th' one half of an intire sum, Disbursed by my father in his wars. But say, that he, or we, as neither have, Receiv'd that sum ; yet there remains unpaid A hundred thousand more ; in surety of the which, One part of Aquitain is bound to us, Although not valu'd to the mony's worth : If then the King your father will restore But that one half which is unfatisfy'd, We will give up our right in Aquitain, And hold fair friendship with his Majesty : But that, it seems, he little purposeth, For here he doth demand to have repaid An hundred thousand crowns; and not demands, (7) On payment of an hundred thousand crowns To have his title live in Aquitain; Which we much rather had depart withal, And have the mony by our father lent, Than Aquitain so gelded as it is. Dear Princess, were not his requests so far From reason's yielding, your fair self should make
And not demands
To bave bis Title live in Aquitaine.]
The old Books concur in this Reading, and Mr. Pape has embraced it; tho', as I conceive, it is stark Nonsense, and repugnant to the Circumstance fuppos'd by our Poet. I have, by reforming the Pointing, and throwing out a single Letter, refor’d, I believe, the genuine Sense of the Passage. Aquitair was pledg'd, it seems, to Navarre's father, for 200000 Crowns. The French King pretends to have paid one Moiety of this Debt, (which Navarre knows nothing of,) but demands this Moiety back again :, instead whereof (says Navarre) he thould rather pay the remaining Moiety, and demand to have Agui. tain redeliver'd up to him. This is plain and easy Reasoning upon the Fact fuppos'd ; and Navarre declares, he had rather receive the Refidue of his Debt, than detain the Province morte gag'd for Security of it,
A yielding 'gainst some reason in my breast;
Prin. You do the King my father too much wrong,
King. I do protest, I never heard of it;
Prin. We arrest your word :
King. Satisfie me so.
Boyet. So please your Grace, the packet is not come, Where that and other specialties are bound: To morrow you shall have a sight of them.
King. It shall fuffice me; at which interview,
[Exit. Biron. Lady, I will commend you to my own heart.
Ros. I pray you, do my commendations ;
Biron. I would, you heard it groan:
Rof. My physick says, ay.
(Exit. Dum. Sir, I pray you a word: what lady is that
fame? Boyet. The heir of Alanson, Rosaline her name. Dum. A gallant lady ; Monfieur, fare you well.
[Exit. Long. I beseech you, a word : what is she in white? Boyet. A woman sometimes, if you saw her in the
light. Long. Perchance, light in the light; I defire her
Boyet. She hath but one for her self; to desire That,
were a shame.
Boyet. Good Sir, be not offended,
Long. Nay, my choler is ended :
Boyet. Not unlike, Šir; that may be. [Exit Long
[Exit Biron. Mar. That laft is Biron, the merry mad.cap
lord Not a word with him but a jest.
Boyet. And every jest but a word.
word. Boget. I was as willing to grapple, as he was to board. Mar. Two hot Theeps, marry.