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All's Well, that Ends Well. From sonne to sonne, some foure or fiue discents, Since the first father wore it. This Ring he holds In most rich choice: yet in his idle fire,
[1820]
To buy his will, it would not seeme too deere, How ere repented after.
Wid.

Now I see the bottome of your purpose.

Hel. You see it lawfull then, it is no more, But that your daughter ere she seemes as wonne,
[1825]
Desires this Ring; appoints him an encounter; In fine, deliuers me to fill the time, Her selfe most chastly absent: after To marry her, Ile adde three thousand Crownes To what is past already.
Wid.
[1830]
I haue yeelded: Instruct my daughter how she shall perseuer, That time and place with this deceite so lawfull May proue coherent. Euery night he comes With Musickes of all sorts, and songs compos'd
[1835]
To her vnworthinesse: It nothing steeds vs To chide him from our eeues, for he persists As if his life lay on't.
Hel. Why then to night Let vs assay our plot, which if it speed,
[1840]
Is wicked meaning in a lawfull deede; And lawfull meaning in a lawfull act, Where both not sinne, and yet a sinfull fact. But let's about it.
Actus Quartus. [Act 4, Scene 1] Enter one of the Frenchmen, with fiue or sixe other souldiers in ambush. 1. Lord E.

He can come no other way but by this hedge

[1845]

corner: when you sallie vpon him, speake what terrible

Language you will: though you vnderstand it not your

selues, no matter: for we must not seeme to vnderstand

him, vnlesse some one among vs, whom wee must pro­

duce for an Interpreter.

1. Sol.
[1850]

Good Captaine, let me be th' Interpreter.

Lor. E.

Art not acquainted with him? knowes he not

thy voice?

1. Sol.

No sir I warrant you.

Lo. E.

But what linsie wolsy hast thou to speake to vs

[1855]

againe.

1. Sol.

E'n such as you speake to me.

Lo. E.

He must thinke vs some band of strangers, i'th

aduersaries entertainment. Now he hath a smacke of all

neighbouring Languages: therefore we must euery one

[1860]

be a man of his owne fancie, not to know what we speak

one to another: so we seeme to know, is to know straight

our purpose: Choughs language, gabble enough, and

good enough. As for you interpreter, you must seeme

very politicke. But couch hoa, heere hee comes, to be­

[1865]

guile two houres in a sleepe, and then to returne & swear

the lies he forges.

Enter Parrolles. Par.

Ten a clocke: Within these three houres 'twill

be time enough to goe home. What shall I say I haue

done? It must bee a very plausiue inuention that carries

[1870]

it. They beginne to smoake mee, and disgraces haue of

late, knock'd too often at my doore: I finde my tongue

is too foole‑hardie, but my heart hath the feare of Mars

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before it, and of his creatures, not daring the reports of

my tongue.

Lo. E.
[1875]

This is the first truth that ere thine own tongue

was guiltie of.

Par.

What the diuell should moue mee to vndertake

the recouerie of this drumme, being not ignorant of the

impossibility, and knowing I had no such purpose? I

[1880]

must giue my selfe some hurts, and say I got them in ex­

ploit: yet slight ones will not carrie it. They will say,

came you off with so little? And great ones I dare not

giue, wherefore what's the instance. Tongue, I must put

you into a Butter‑womans mouth, and buy my selfe ano­

[1885]

ther of Baiazeths Mule, if you prattle mee into these

perilles.

Lo. E.

Is it possible he should know what hee is, and

be that he is.

Par.

I would the cutting of my garments wold serue

[1890]

the turne, or the breaking of my Spanish sword.

Lo. E.

We cannot affoord you so.

Par.

Or the baring of my beard, and to say it was in

stratagem.

Lo. E.

'Twould not do.

Par.
[1895]

Or to drowne my cloathes, and say I was stript.

Lo. E.

Hardly serue.

Par.

Though I swore I leapt from the window of the

Citadell.

Lo. E.

How deepe?

Par.
[1900]

Thirty fadome.

Lo. E.

Three great oathes would scarse make that be

beleeued.

Par.

I would I had any drumme of the enemies, I

would sweare I recouer'd it.

Lo. E.
[1905]

You shall heare one anon.

Par.

A drumme now of the enemies.

Alarum within. Lo. E.

Throca movousus, cargo, cargo, cargo.

All.

Cargo, cargo, cargo, villianda par corbo, cargo.

Par. O ransome, ransome,
[1910]
Do not hide mine eyes.
Inter.

Boskos thromuldo boskos.

Par. I know you are the Muskos Regiment, And I shall loose my life for want of language. If there be heere German or Dane, Low Dutch,
[1915]
Italian, or French, let him speake to me, Ile discouer that, which shal vndo the Florentine.
Int.

Boskos vauvado, I vnderstand thee, & can speake

thy tongue: Kerelybonto sir, betake thee to thy faith, for

seuenteene ponyards are at thy bosome.

Par.
[1920]

Oh.

Inter.

Oh pray, pray, pray,

Manka reuania dulche.

Lo. E.

Oscorbidulchos voliuorco.

Int. The Generall is content to spare thee yet,
[1925]
And hoodwinkt as thou art, will leade thee on To gather from thee. Haply thou mayst informe Something to saue thy life.
Par. O let me liue, And all the secrets of our campe Ile shew,
[1930]
Their force, their purposes: Nay, Ile speake that, Which you will wonder at.
Inter.

But wilt thou faithfully?

Par.

If I do not, damne me.

Inter. Acordo linta.
[1935]
Come on, thou are granted space.
Exit A short Alarum within. Lo. E.

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Actus Quartus. [Act 4, Scene 1] Enter one of the Frenchmen, with fiue or sixe other souldiers in ambush. 1. Lord E.

He can come no other way but by this hedge

[1845]

corner: when you sallie vpon him, speake what terrible

Language you will: though you vnderstand it not your

selues, no matter: for we must not seeme to vnderstand

him, vnlesse some one among vs, whom wee must pro­

duce for an Interpreter.

1. Sol.
[1850]

Good Captaine, let me be th' Interpreter.

Lor. E.

Art not acquainted with him? knowes he not

thy voice?

1. Sol.

No sir I warrant you.

Lo. E.

But what linsie wolsy hast thou to speake to vs

[1855]

againe.

1. Sol.

E'n such as you speake to me.

Lo. E.

He must thinke vs some band of strangers, i'th

aduersaries entertainment. Now he hath a smacke of all

neighbouring Languages: therefore we must euery one

[1860]

be a man of his owne fancie, not to know what we speak

one to another: so we seeme to know, is to know straight

our purpose: Choughs language, gabble enough, and

good enough. As for you interpreter, you must seeme

very politicke. But couch hoa, heere hee comes, to be­

[1865]

guile two houres in a sleepe, and then to returne & swear

the lies he forges.

Enter Parrolles. Par.

Ten a clocke: Within these three houres 'twill

be time enough to goe home. What shall I say I haue

done? It must bee a very plausiue inuention that carries

[1870]

it. They beginne to smoake mee, and disgraces haue of

late, knock'd too often at my doore: I finde my tongue

is too foole‑hardie, but my heart hath the feare of Mars

before it, and of his creatures, not daring the reports of

my tongue.

Lo. E.
[1875]

This is the first truth that ere thine own tongue

was guiltie of.

Par.

What the diuell should moue mee to vndertake

the recouerie of this drumme, being not ignorant of the

impossibility, and knowing I had no such purpose? I

[1880]

must giue my selfe some hurts, and say I got them in ex­

ploit: yet slight ones will not carrie it. They will say,

came you off with so little? And great ones I dare not

giue, wherefore what's the instance. Tongue, I must put

you into a Butter‑womans mouth, and buy my selfe ano­

[1885]

ther of Baiazeths Mule, if you prattle mee into these

perilles.

Lo. E.

Is it possible he should know what hee is, and

be that he is.

Par.

I would the cutting of my garments wold serue

[1890]

the turne, or the breaking of my Spanish sword.

Lo. E.

We cannot affoord you so.

Par.

Or the baring of my beard, and to say it was in

stratagem.

Lo. E.

'Twould not do.

Par.
[1895]

Or to drowne my cloathes, and say I was stript.

Lo. E.

Hardly serue.

Par.

Though I swore I leapt from the window of the

Citadell.

Lo. E.

How deepe?

Par.
[1900]

Thirty fadome.

Lo. E.

Three great oathes would scarse make that be

beleeued.

Par.

I would I had any drumme of the enemies, I

would sweare I recouer'd it.

Lo. E.
[1905]

You shall heare one anon.

Par.

A drumme now of the enemies.

Alarum within. Lo. E.

Throca movousus, cargo, cargo, cargo.

All.

Cargo, cargo, cargo, villianda par corbo, cargo.

Par. O ransome, ransome,
[1910]
Do not hide mine eyes.
Inter.

Boskos thromuldo boskos.

Par. I know you are the Muskos Regiment, And I shall loose my life for want of language. If there be heere German or Dane, Low Dutch,
[1915]
Italian, or French, let him speake to me, Ile discouer that, which shal vndo the Florentine.
Int.

Boskos vauvado, I vnderstand thee, & can speake

thy tongue: Kerelybonto sir, betake thee to thy faith, for

seuenteene ponyards are at thy bosome.

Par.
[1920]

Oh.

Inter.

Oh pray, pray, pray,

Manka reuania dulche.

Lo. E.

Oscorbidulchos voliuorco.

Int. The Generall is content to spare thee yet,
[1925]
And hoodwinkt as thou art, will leade thee on To gather from thee. Haply thou mayst informe Something to saue thy life.
Par. O let me liue, And all the secrets of our campe Ile shew,
[1930]
Their force, their purposes: Nay, Ile speake that, Which you will wonder at.
Inter.

But wilt thou faithfully?

Par.

If I do not, damne me.

Inter. Acordo linta.
[1935]
Come on, thou are granted space.
Exit A short Alarum within. L.E. Go tell the Count Rossillion and my brother, We haue caught the woodcocke, and will keepe him (mufled, Till we do heare from them. Sol.

Captaine I will.

L.E.
[1940]

A will betray vs all vnto our selues,

Informe on that.

Sol.

So I will sir.

L.E.

Till then Ile keepe him darke and safely lockt.

Exit
 

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      <speaker rend="italic">Par.</speaker>
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   <sp who="#F-aww-int">
      <speaker rend="italic">Inter.</speaker>
      <p n="1911">Boskos thromuldo boskos.</p>
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      <l n="1914">If there be heere German or Dane, Low Dutch,</l>
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      <l n="1916">Ile discouer that, which shal vndo the Florentine.</l>
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   <sp who="#F-aww-int">
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         <hi rend="italic">Boskos vauvado,</hi>I vnderstand thee, &amp; can speake
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   <sp who="#F-aww-par">
      <speaker rend="italic">Par.</speaker>
      <p n="1920">Oh.</p>
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   <sp who="#F-aww-int">
      <speaker rend="italic">Inter.</speaker>
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   <sp who="#F-aww-cpe">
      <speaker rend="italic">Lo. E.</speaker>
      <p n="1923">Oscorbidulchos voliuorco.</p>
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   <sp who="#F-aww-int">
      <speaker rend="italic">Int.</speaker>
      <l n="1924">The Generall is content to spare thee yet,</l>
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      <l n="1926">To gather from thee. Haply thou mayst informe</l>
      <l n="1927">Something to saue thy life.</l>
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      <speaker rend="italic">Par.</speaker>
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      <speaker rend="italic">Inter.</speaker>
      <p n="1932">But wilt thou faithfully?</p>
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   <sp who="#F-aww-par">
      <speaker rend="italic">Par.</speaker>
      <p n="1933">If I do not, damne me.</p>
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   <sp who="#F-aww-int">
      <speaker rend="italic">Inter.</speaker>
      <l n="1934">
         <hi rend="italic">Acordo linta</hi>.</l>
      <l n="1935">Come on, thou are granted space.</l>
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   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exit</stage>
   <stage rend="italic center" type="business">A short Alarum within.</stage>
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   <sp who="#F-aww-cpe">
      <speaker rend="italic">L.E.</speaker>
      <l n="1936">Go tell the Count<hi rend="italic">Rossillion</hi>and my brother,</l>
      <l n="1937">We haue caught the woodcocke, and will keepe him
      <lb rend="turnunder"/>
         <pc rend="turnunder">(</pc>mufled,</l>
      <l n="1938">Till we do heare from them.</l>
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   <sp who="#F-aww-sol">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sol.</speaker>
      <p n="1939">Captaine I will.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-aww-cpe">
      <speaker rend="italic">L.E.</speaker>
      <p n="1940">A will betray vs all vnto our selues,
      <lb n="1941"/>Informe on that.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-aww-sol">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sol.</speaker>
      <p n="1942">So I will sir.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-aww-cpe">
      <speaker rend="italic">L.E.</speaker>
      <p n="1943">Till then Ile keepe him darke and safely lockt.</p>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exit</stage>
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