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Speed. Item, P Sbe bath a sweet mouth.
Laun. It's no matter for that, so she sleep not in her talk.
Speed. Item, She is now in words.
Laun. O villain ! that set down among her vices ! To be now in words is a woman's only virtue: I pray thee, out with’t; and place it for her chief virtue.
Speed. Item, She is proud.
Laun. Out with that too; it was Eve's legacy, and cannot be ta'en from her.
Speed. Item, She hath no teeth. '
Laun. If her liquor be good, she shall: if she will not, I will ; for good things should be praised.
Speed. Item, She is too liberal..
Laun. Of her tongue she cannot; for that's writ down, she is now of: of her purse she shall not ; for that I'll keep shut: now of another thing she may; and that I cannot help. Well, proceed."
Speed. Item, She hath more hair than wit, and more faults than hairs, and more wealth. than faults.
Laun. Stop there ; I'll have her : she was mine, and not mine, cwice or thrice in that last article : Rehearse that once more.
P She hath a sweet mouth.]–A dainty, or liquorish one.
HAMLET, A& IV, S. 7. Queen. .." Is he not a most profane and liberal counsellor ?”
OTHELLO, Act II, S. 1. Def.
Speed. Item, She hatb more hair than wit,
Laun. More hair than wit,-it may be ; I'll prove it : The cover of the salt hides the salt, and therefore it is more than the sale : the hair, that covers the wit, is more than the wit ; for the greater hides the less. What's next?
Speed. — And more faults than hairs
Laun. Why, that word makes the faults 'gracious : Well, I'll have her: And if it be a match, as nothing is impossible,
Speed. What then ?
Laun. Why, then will I tell thee,-that thy master stays for thee at the north gate.
Speed. For me?
Laun. For thee? ay; who art thou ? he hath staid for a better man than thee.
Speed. And must I go to him?
Laun. Thou must run to him, for thou hast staid so long, that going will scarce serve the turn.
Speed. Why didst not tell me sooner? pox on your loveletters!
Laun. Now will he be swing'd for reading my letter ; An unmannerly save, that will thrust himself into secrets ! -I'll after, to rejoice in the boy's correction. [Exeunt.
S CE NE II.
Enter Duke and Thurio, and Protheus bebind. Duke. Sir Thurio, fear not, but that she will love you. Now Valentine is banish'd from her sight.
Thu. Since his exile she hath despis’d me most, Fortworn my company, and rail'd at me,
'gracious :)-agreeable; makes amends for them all.
That I am desperate of obtaining her.
Duke. This weak impress of love is as a figure
Pro. Gone, my good lord.
Duke. So I believe; but Thurio thinks not so.
Pro. Longer than I prove loyal to your grace,
Duke. Thou know'st; how willingly I would effect The match between sir Thurio and my daughter.
Pro. I do, my lord.
Duke. And also, I do think, thou art not ignorant How she opposes her against my will.
Pro. She did, my lord, when Valentine was here.
Duke. Ay, and perversely she persevers so. What might we do to make the girl forget The love of Valentine, and love sir Thurio?
Pro. The best way is, to lander Valentine
Duke. Ay, but she'll think, that it is spoke in hate.
• Trenched]-Cut, engraved. “ With twenty trenched gashes on his head.” MACBETH, Act III, S. 4, Mur.
Therefore it must, "with circumstance, be spoken
Duke. Then you must undertake to Nander him.
Pro. And that, my lord, I shall be loth to do: 'Tis an ill office for a gentleman; Especially, against his * very friend.
Duke. Where your good word cannot advantage him,
Pro. You have prevail'd, my lord : if I can do it,
Tbu. Therefore as you ' unwind her love from him,
Duke. And, Protheus, we dare trust you in this kind;
Pro. As much as I can do, I will effect: —
with circumstance, )-in a delicate, plausible manner. * very friend.)-most intimate friend. Y unwind ]wind off.
2 to bottom it on me :]to make me the central substance, whereon you wind it.
But you, fir Thurio, are not sharp enough;
Should be full fraught with serviceable vows.
Pro. Say, that upon the altar of her beauty
This, or else nothing, will o inherit her.
Thu. And thy advice this night I'll put in practice :
Duke. About it, gentlemen.
Pro. We'll wait upon your grace, till after supper ;
Duke. Even now about it; I will % pardon you. [Exeunt.
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