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Boyet. And every jest but a word.
Boyet. And wherefore not ships?
Mar. Not so, gentle beast;
Boyet. Belonging to whom?
Boyet. If my observation, (which very feldom lies)
Prin. With what?
Boyet. Why, all his behaviours did make their retire
His face's own margent
Prin. Come, to our pavilion : Bisyet is dispos'd
is but grim.
Walezie, child; make passionate my sense
ACT III. SCENE I.
The Park; near the Palace.
[Singing Arm, Sweet Air! go, tenderness of years; take this key, give enlargement to the swain; bring him festinately hither: I must employ him in a letter to my love.
Moth. Master, will you win your love with a French brawl? Arm. How mcan'ít thou, brawling in French ?
Moth. No, my complete master; but to jig off a tune at the tongue's end, canary to it with your feet, humour it with turning up your eye-lids; figh a note and sing a note; sometimes through the throat, as if you - swallow'd love with singing love; sometimes through the nose, as if you snuft up love by smelling love; with your hat penthouse-like, o'er the shop of your eyes; with your arms croft on your thin-belly doublet, like a rabbet on a spit; or your hands in your pocket, like a man after the old painting; and keep not too long in one tune, but a snip and away: * these are 'complishments, these are humours; these betray nice wenches that would be betray'd without these, and make them men of note (do you note me?) that are most affected to these ?
Arm. How haft thou purchas'd this experience ?
Moth. No, master; the hobby-horse is but a colt, and your love, perhaps, a hackney: but have you forgot your love?
Arm. Almost I had.
Moth. And out of heart, master: all those three I will prove.
Arm. What wilt thou prove?
Moth. A man, if I live: And this by, in, and ou of, upon the instant: by heart you love her, because your heart cannot come by her: in heart you love her, because your heart is in love with her; and out of heart you love her, being out of heart that you cannot enjoy her. Arm. I am all these three.
these are compliments. ] We should read, 'complishments, i.e. accomplishments.
Moth. And three times as much more, and yet nothing at all.
Arm. Fetch hither the swain, he must carry me a letter.
Moth. A message well fympathiz'd; a horse to be embassador for an ass.
Arm. Ha, ha; what say'st thou ?
Moth. Marry, Sir, you must send the ass upon the horse, for he is very slow-gaited: but I go.
Arm. The way is but short; away.
Arm. Thy meaning, pretty ingenious ?
Moth. Minimè, honest master; or rather master, no.
Moth. You are too swift, Sir, to say so.
Arm. Sweet smoke of rhetoric !
[Exit. Arm. A most acute Juvenile, voluble and free of
Moth. A Wandern
, mafter, here's a Castard broken Arm. Some enigma, some riddle ; come, thy l'envoy
begin. Cost. No egma, nö riddle, no l'envoy; no salve in the male, Sir. O Sir, plantan, a plain plantan; no l'envoy, no l'envoy, or salve, Sir, but plantan. VOL. II. 0
Arm. By vertue, thou enforceft laughter; thy filly thought, my spleen ; the heaving of my lungs provokes me to ridiculous smiling: 0 pardon me, my stars ! doth the inconsiderate take salve for l'envoy, and the word l'envoy for a falve ?
Moth. Doth the wise think them other? is not l'envoy a falve ? Arm. No, page, it is an epilogue or discourse, to
make plain. Some obscure precedence that hath tofore been sain. I will example it. Now will I begin your moral, and do you follow with my l'envoy. The fox, the ape, and the humble-bee, Were still at odds, being but three. There's the moral, now the l'envoy.
Moth. I will add the l'envoy; say the moral again.
Arm. The fox, the ape, and the humble-bee, Were still at odds, being but three.
Moth. Until the goose came out of door, And stay'd the odds by adding four. A good l'envoy, ending in the goose ; would you de
fire more? Cost. The boy hath sold him a bargain ; a goose,
that's flat; Sir, your penny-worth is good, an' your goose be fat. To fell a bargain well is as cunning as fast and loose. Let me see a fat l'envoy; I, that's a fat goose.
Arm. Come hither, come hither ; How did this argument begin ? Most. By saying, that a Costard was broken in a
Cost. True, and I for a plantan;
Arm. But tell me; how was there a Costard broken in a shin ?