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to be made, than alone the recovery of the king; as, to be
LAF. Generally thankful.
Enter King, Helena, and Attendants. LAF. Luttigh, as the Dutchman fays : I'll like a maid the better, whilft I have a tooth in
: why, he's able to lead her a corranto.
Par. Mort du vinaigre! is not this Helen?
[Exeunt fome Attendants. Sit,
my preserver, by thy patient's side;
Enter several Lords.
[coming from her Seat, and addressing herself to the Lords. Fall, when love please ;- marry, to each but one !
Laf. I'd give bay curtal, and his furniture,
Kin. Peruse them well :
HEL. Gentlemen, Heaven hath, through me, restor'd the king to health.
Lor. We understand it, and thank heaven for you.
Hel. I am a simple maid; and therein wealthiest,
Kin. Make choice; and, see,
Hel. Now, Dian, from thy altar do I fy;
it. HEL. Thanks, fir; all the rest is mute.
LAF. I had rather be in this choice, than throw ames-ace for
life. Hel. The honour, fir, [to 2d L.] that flames in your Before I speak, too threat’ningly replies : Love make
fortunes twenty times above Her that so wishes, and her humble love!
2. L. No better, if you please.
Hel. My wish receive, Which great love grant! and so I take my
leave. LAF. Do all they deny her? An they were fons of mine, I'd have them whipt; or I would send them to the Turk, to make eunuchs of.
(take; Hel. Be not afraid (to 3d L.] that I your hand Thould I'll never do you wrong
your own fake : Blessing upon your vows! and in your bed
Find fairer fortune, if you ever wed!
LAF. These boys are boys of ice, they'll none have her: sure, they are bastards of the English; the French ne'er got them.
[too good. HEL. You are too young, [t0 4.5 L.) too happy, and To make yourself a son out of my
blood. 4. L. Fair one, I think not fo. LAF. There's one grape yet. Par. I am sure, thy father drunk wine.
Laf. But, if thou be'st not an ass, I am a youth of fourteen ; I have known thee already.
Hel. I dare not say, I take you ; [to Ber.] but I give Me, and my service, ever whilst I live, Into your guiding power. This is the man. (wife.
Kin. Why then, young Bertram, take her, she's thy
BER. My wife, my liege? I shall beseech your highness, In such a business give me leave to use The help of mine own eyes.
Kin. Know'st thou not, Bertram, What she has done for me?.
BER. Yes, my good lord ; But never hope to know why I should marry her. [bed.
Kin. Thou know'st, she has rais'd me from my sickly
BER. But follows it, my lord, to bring me down
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Would quite confound distinction, yet stand off
BER. I cannot love her, nor will strive to do’t. [choose.
Thar you are well restor’d, my lord, I am glad ; Let the rest go.
Kin. My honour's at the stake; which to defend, I must produce my power : Here, take her hand, Proud Icornful boy, unworthy this good gift;
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That dost in vile misprision shackle up
Ber. Pardon, my gracious lord; for I submit
Kin. Take her by the hand;
Ber. I take her hand.
Kin. Good fortune, and the favour of the king, Smile this contráct : whose ceremony Shall seem expedient on the now-born brief, And be perform’d to-night; the folemn feaft Shall more attend upon the coming space,