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of their going to bed; and of other motions, as promising her marriage, and things which would derive me ill will to speak of, therefore I will not speak what I know.
Kin. Thou haft spoken all already, unless thou canst say, they are marry'd : But thou art too fine in thy evidence; therefore stand aside. This ring, you say, was yours?
Dia. Ay, my good lord.
Kin. Where did you buy it? or who gave it you?
DIA. It was not given me, nor I did not buy it.
Kin. Who lent it you?
DIA. It was not lent me neither.
Kin. Where did you find it then?
Dia. I found it not.
Kin. If it were yours by none of all these ways,
How could you give it him?
Dia. I never gave it him.
LAF. This woman's an easy glove, my lord; she goes off and on at pleasure.
Kin. This ring was mine, I gave it his first wife. D14. It might be yours, or hers, for ought I know.
Kin. Take her away, I do not like her now;
To prison with her : and away with him. -
Unless thou tell’ft me where thou hadst this ring,
Thou dy'st within this hour.
Dia. I'll never tell you,
Kin. Take her away.
DIA. I'll put in bail, my liege.
Kin. I think thee now some common customer.
Dia. By Jove, if ever I knew man, 'twas you.
Kin. Wherefore haft thou accus'd him all this while ?
Du.. Because he's guilty, and he is not guilty :
He knows, I am no maid, and he'll swear to't:
I'll swear, I am a maid, and he knows not.
Great king, I am no ftrumpet, by my life ;
I am either maid, or else this T old man's wife.
Kin. She does abuse our ears, to prison with her.
Dia. Good mother, fetch my bail. – Stay, royal fir;
The jeweller, that owes the ring, is sent for,
And he shall surety me. But for this T lord,
Who hath abus’d me, as he knows himself,
Though yet he never harm'd me, here I quit him :
He knows himself, my bed he hath defild;
And, at that time, he got his wife with child :
Dead though the be, she feels her young one kick;
So there's my riddle, One, that's dead, is quick,
And now behold the meaning.
Re-enter Widow, with HELENA,
Kin. Is there no exorcift,
Beguiles the truer office of mine eyes?
Is't real, that I see?
Hel. No, my good lord ;
'Tis but the shadow of a wife you
see, The name, and not the thing.
Ber. Both, both; O, pardon!
Hel. O my good lord, when I was like this maid, I found you wondrous kind. There is your Fring;
[receiving it of Diana. And, look
you, here's t your letter; This it says,
When from my finger you can get this ring,
And are by me with child, - This is done ;
Will you be mine, now you are doubly won?
Ber. If she, my liege, can make me know this clearly, I'll love her dearly, ever, ever dearly.
Hel. If it appear not plain, and prove untrue,
Deadly divorce step between me and you !
O my dear mother, do I see you living?
Lar. Mine eyes smell onions, I shall weep anon: Good Tom Drum, lend me a handkerchief: So, I thank thee; wait on me home, I'll make sport with thee: Let thy court'fies alone, they are scurvy ones.
Kin. Let us from point to point this story know,
To make the even truth in pleasure flow :
If thou be'st yet a fresh uncropped flower,
Choose thou thy husband, and I'll pay thy dower;
For I can guess, that, by thy honest aid,
Thou kept'st a wife herself, thyself a maid. -
Of that, and all the progress, more and less,
Resolvedly more leisure thall express :
All yet seems well ; and, if it end so meet,
The bitter past, more welcome is the sweet.
The king's a beggar, now the play is done :
All is well ended, if this fuit be won,
That you express content ; which we will pay
With strife to please you, day exceeding day :
Ours be your patience then, and yours our parts;
Your gentle hands lend us, and take our hearts.
Orsino, Duke of Illyria.
Sebastian, a young
Antonio, a Sea-captain, bis Friend.
Sea-captain, Friend to Viola.
, } Gentlemen attending the Duke.
Sir Toby Belch.
Sir Andrew Ague-cheek,
> Domesticks of Olivia.
two Officers of Justice.
Olivia, a noble Heiress :
Maria, her Gentlewoman.
Viola, Sifter to Sebastian.
Attendants upon the Duke, and Olivia ;
Musicians, Sailors, &c.
Scene, a City of Illyria, Residence of the
Duke ; and the Sea-coast near it.