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A traitor you do look like; but such traitors
King. Now, fair one, does your business follow
Hel. Ay, my good lord. Gerard de Narbon was My father ; in what he did profess, well found."
King. I knew him.
Hel. The rather will I spare my praises towards Knowing him, is enough. On his bed of death Many receipts he gave me; chiefly one, Which, as the dearest issue of his practice, And of his old experience the only darling, He bad me store up, as a triple eye, Safer than mine own two, more dear; I have so: And, hearing your high majesty is touch'd With that malignant cause wherein the honour Of my dear father's gift stands chief in power, I come to tender it, and my appliance, With all bound humbleness. King.
maiden ; But may not be so credulous of cure,When our most learned doctors leave us; and The congregated college have concluded That labouring art can never ransome nature From her inaidable estate, I say we must not So stain our judgment, or currupt our hope, To prostitute our past-cure malady To empiricks; or to dissever so Our great self and our credit, to esteem A senseless help, when help past sense we deem.
Hel. My duty then shall pay me for my pains : I will no more enforce mine office on you;
Cressid's uncle,] I am like Pandarus. See Troilus and Cressida.
well found.] i. e. of known, acknowledged, excellence.
Humbly entreating from your royal thoughts
grateful : Thou thought'st to help me; and such thanks I
Hel. What I can do, can do no hurt to try,
flown From simple sources; and great seas have dried, When miracles have by the greatest been denied.? Oft expectation fails, and most oft there Where most it promises ; and oft it hits, Where hope is coldest, and despair most sits. King. I must not hear thee; fare thee well, kind
Hel. Inspired merit so by breath is barrd :
2 When miracles have by the greatest been denied.) i. e. disbelieved, or contemned.
3 Myself against the level of mine aim ;] i. e. I am not an im
But know I think, and think I know most sure,
King. Art thou so confident? Within what space
The greatest grace lending grace, Ere twice the horses of the sun shall bring Their fiery torcher his diurnal ring ; Ere twice in murk and occidental damp Moist Hesperus hath quench'd his sleepy lamp; Or four and twenty times the pilot's glass Hath told the thievish minutes how they pass ; What is infirm from your sound
King. Upon thy certainty and confidence,
Tax of impudence, A strumpet's boldness, a divulged shame,Traduc'd by odious ballads ; my maiden's name Sear'd otherwise ; no worse of worst extended,
: With vilest torture let my life be ended. King. Methinks, in thee some blessed spirit doth
postor that proclaim one thing and design another, that proclain a cure and aim at a fraud.
no worse of worst extended,] i. e. to be so defamed that nothing severer can be said against those who are most publickly reported to be infamous. s And what impossibility would slay
In common sense, sense saves another way.) i. e. and that which, if I trusted to my reason, I should think impossible, I yet, perceiving thee to be actuated by some blessed spirit, think thee capable of effecting. Malone.
in thee hath estimate;] May be counted among the gifts enjoyed by thee. Johnson.
Youth, beauty, wisdom, courage, virtue, all
Hel. If I break time, or flinch in property
King. Make thy demand.
But will you make it even? King. Ay, by my sceptre, and my hopes of hea. Hel. Then shalt thou give me, with thy kingly
King. Here is my hand ; the premises observ'd,
-prime-) Youth ; the sprightly vigour of life.
in property -- ] In property seems to be here used, with much laxity, for-in the due performance.
9 With any branch or image of thy state :) Branch refers to the cellateral descendants of the royal blood, and image to the direct and immediate line. HENLEY.
Give me some help here, ho !-If thou proceed As high as word, my deed shall match thy deed.
Rousillon. A Room in the Countess's Palace,
Enter Countess and Clown.
Count. Come on, sir ; I shall now put you to the
; height of your breeding.
Člo. I will show myself highly fed, and lowly taught: I know my business is but to the court.
Count. To the court! why, what place make you special, when you put off that with such contempt ? But to the court !
Clo. Truly, madam, if God have lent a man any manners, he may easily put it off at court: he that cannot make a leg, put off's cap, kiss his hand, and say nothing, has neither leg, hands, lip, nor cap : and, indeed, such a fellow, to say precisely, were not for the court : but, for me, I have an answer will serve all men. Count. Marry, that's a bountiful answer, that fits
Clo. It is like a barber's chair, that fits all buttocks; the pin-buttock, the quatch-buttock, the brawn-buttock, or any buttock.
Count. Will your answer serve fit to all questions?
Clo. As fit as ten groats is for the hand of an attorney, as your French crown for
taffata punk, as Tib's rush for Tom's fore-tinger, as a pancake for Shrove-Tuesday, a morris for May-day, as the nail to his hole, the cuckold to his horn, as a scolding quean to a wrangling knave, as the nun's lip to the friar's mouth ; nay, as the pudding to his skin.