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Gra. Were you the clerk, that is to make me
cuckold ? Ner. Ay, but the clerk, that never means to do it, 44 Unless he live until he be a man.
Bas. Sweet Doctor, you shall be my bedfellow;
Anth. Sweet lady, you have giv'n me life and living;
Ner. Ay, and I'll give them him without a fee.
Lor. Fair ladies, * you drop Manna in the way
Por. It is almost morning,
Of these events at full. Let us go in, 3
And charge us there upon interr'gatories,
Gra. Let it be fo: the first interr'gatory,
-you drop Manna in the way of starved people.] Shakespear is not more exa& in any Thing, than in adapting his Images with Propriety to his Speakers; of which he has here given an Instance in making the young Jewess call gool Fortune, Manna,
FERDINAND, King of Navarre.
three Lords, attending upon the King in Longaville,
his retirenient. Dumain, Boyet, Lords, attending upon the Princess of Macard, France. Don Adriano de Armado, a fantastical Spaniard. Nathaniel, a Curate. Dull, a Constable. Holofernes, a Schoolmaster. Costard, a Clown. Moth, Page to Don Adriano de Armado. A Forester.
Princess of France.
Officers, and others, Attendants upon the King and
SCENE, the King of Navarre's Palace, and the Country
Enter the King, Biron, Longaville, and Dumain.
ET Fame, that all hunt after in their lives,
Live registred upon our brazen tombs ;
strike his honour down,