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Or I will throw thee from my care for ever, to pull at a smack o'the contrary. If ever thou Into the staggers, and the careless lapse [hate, be'st bound in thy scarf, and beaten, thou shalt Of youth and ignorance; both my revenge and find what it is to be proud of thy bondage. I Loosing upon thee in the name of justice, have a desire to hold my acquaintance with Without all terms of pity: Speak; thiné an- thee, or rather my knowledge ; that I may say,

in the default, * he is a man I know. Ber. Pardon, my gracious lord; for I submit Par. My lord, you do me most insupportable My fancy to your eyes : When I consider, vexation. What great creation, and what dule of honour, Laf. I would it were hell-pains for thy sake, Flies where you bid'it, I find, that she, which and my poor doing eternal: for doing I am late

past; as I will by thee, in what motion age Was in my nobler thoughts most base, is now will give me leave.

[Exit. The praised of the king; who, so ennobled, Par. Well, thou hast a son shall take this Is, as 'twere, born so.

disgrace off me; scurvy, old, filthy, scurvy King. Take her by the hand,

lord !-Well, I must be patient; there is no And tell her, she is thine: to whom I promise fettering of authority. I'll beat him, by my A counterpoize ; if not to thy estate,

life, if I can meet him with any convenience, A balance more replete.

an he were double and double a lord. I'll Ber. I take her hand.

have no more pity of his age, than I would King. Good fortune, and the favour of the have of—I'll beat him, an if I could but meet king,

him again. Smile upon this contract; whose ceremony Shall seem expedient on the now-born brief,

Re-enter Lafeu. And be perform’d to-night: the solemn feast Laf. Sirrah, your lord and master's married, Shall more attend upon the coming space, there's news for you ; you have a new mistress. Expecting absent friends. As thou lov'st her, Par. I most unfeignedly beseech your lordThy love's to me religious; else, does err. ship to make some reservation of your wrongs:

[Ereunt King, BERTRAM, Helena, He is my good lord : whom I serve above, is LORDS, and Attendants.

my master. Laf. Do you hear, monsieur? a word with Laf. Who? God ? you.

Par. Ay, Sir. Par. Your pleasure, Sir ?

Laf. The devil it is, that's thy master. Why Luf. Your lord and master did well to make dost thou garter up thy arms o' this fashion ? his recantation.

dost make hose of thy sleeves ? do other serPur. Recantation ?-My lord ? my master? vants so? Thou wert best set thy lower part Laf. Ay; Is it not a language, I speak? where thy nose stands. By mine honour, it Par. A niost harsh one; and not to be under. I were hút two hours younger, l'u beat thee: stood without bloody succeeding. My master? methinks, thou art a general offence, and Laf. Are you companion to the count Rou- every man should beat thee. I think, thou

wast created for men to breathet themselves Par. To any count; to all counts; to what upon thee.

*Par. This is hard and undeserved measure, Laf. To what is count's man; count's master my lord. is of another style.

Luf. Go to, Sir; you were beaten in Italy for Pur. You are too old, Sir; let it satisfy you, picking a kernel out of a pomegranate; you you are too old.

are a vagabond, and no true traveller: you are Luf. I must tell thee, sirrah, I write man; to more saucy with ,lords, and honourable perwhich title age cannot bring thee,

sonages, than the heraldry of your birth and Par. What'I dare too well do, I dare not do. virtue gives you commission. You are not Laf. I did think thee, for two ordinaries,* to worth another word, clse I'd call you knave. be a pretty wise fellow; thou didst make toler- I leave you.

[Exit. able vent of thy travel : it might pass : yet the scarfs, and the bannerets, about thee, did

Enter BERTRAM. manifoldly dissuade me from believing thee a Par, Good, very good; it is so then.-Good, vessel of too great a burden. I have now very good ; let it be concealed a while. found thee; when I lose thee again, I care not : Ber. Undone, and forfeited to cares for ever! fet art thou good for nothing but taking up ; Par. What is the matter, sweet heart? and that thou art scarce worth.

Ber. Although before the sulema priest I have Par. Hadst thou not the privilege of antiquity

sworn, upon thee,

I will not bed her. Laf. Do not plunge thyself too far in anger, Par. What? what, sweet heart? lest thou hasten thy trial, wbich if-Lord have Ber. () my Parolles, they have married me:mercy on thee for å hen! So, my good window I'll to the Tuscan wars, and never bed her. of lattice, fare thee well; thy casement I need Par. France is a dog-hole, and it no more not open, for I look through thee. Give me


The tread of a man's foot: to the wars! Par. My lord, you give me most egregious Ber. There's letters from my mother; what

the import is, Laf. Ay, with all my heart ; and thou art I know not yet. Worthy of it.

Par. Ay, that would be known: To the wars, Pur. I have not, my lord, deserved it.

my boy, to the wars! Laf. Yes, good faith, every dram of it; and He wears his honour in a box unseen, I will not bate thee a scruple.

That hugs his kicksy-wicksyt here at home: Pur. Well, I shall be wiser.

Spending his manly marrow in her arms, Laf. E'en as soon as thou canst, for thou hast which should sustain the bound and high curvet * 1. c. While I sate twice with thce at dinner. * At a need.

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Of Mars' fiery steed: To other regions ! Which they distil now in the curbed time, France is a stable; we that dwell in't, jades; To make the coming hour o'erflow with joy, Therefore, to the war!

And pleasure drown the brim. Ber. It shall be so; I'll send her to my house, Hei. What's his will else? Acquaint my mother with my hate to her, Par. That you will take your instant leave o' And wherefore I am fed ; write to the king

the king,

[ing, That which I durst not speak: His present gift And make this haste as your own good proceedShall furnish me to those Italian fields, Strengthen'd with what apology you think Where noble fellows strike: War is no strife May make it probable need. * To the dark house, * and the detested wife. Hel. What more commands he?

Par. Will this capricio bold in thee, art sure? Par. That, having this obtain'd, you presently Ber. Go with me to my chamber, and advise Attend his further pleasure. I'll send her straight away: To-morrow (me. Hel. In every thing I wait upon his will. I'll to the wars, she to her single sorrow. Pur. I shall report it so. Pur. Why, these balls bound; there's noise Hel. I pray you.-Come, sirrah. [E.reunt. in it.— 'Tis hard;

SCENE V.-Another Room in the same. A young man, married, is a man that's marr’d: Therefore away, and leave her bravely; go:

Enter LAFEU and BERTRAM. The king has done you wrong; but, hush! 'tis

Laf. But, I hope, your lordship thinks not

[Exeunt. him a soldier. SCENE IV.-The same. Another Room in the

Ber. Yes, my lord, and of very valiant approof.

Laf. You have it from his own deliverance. Enter HELENA and Clown.

Ber. And by other warranted testimony. Hel. My mother greets me kindly: Is she Laf. Then my dial goes not true; I took this well ?

lark for a bunting.t Clo. She is not well; but yet she has her Ber. I do assure you, my lord, he is very health : she's very merry ; but yet she is not great in knowledge, and accordingly valiant. well: but thanks be given, she's very well, Laf. I have then sinned against his experiand wants nothing i'the world; but yei she is ence, and transgressed against his valour; and not well,

my state that way is dangerous, since I cannot Hel. If she be very well, what does she ail, yet find in my heart to repent. Here he comes; that she's not very well?

I pray you, make us friends, I will pursue the Clo. Truly, she's very well, indeed, but for amity. two things.

Hel. What two things?
Clo. One, that she's not in heaven, whither

Par. These things shall be done, Sir.
God send her quickly! the her, that she's in

(To BERTRAM. earth, from whence, God send her quickly!

Laf. Pray you, Sir, who's his tailor?

Par, Sir ?
Par. Bless you, my fortunate lady!

Laf. O, I know him well: Ay, Sir; he, Sir, Hel. I hope, Sir, I have your good will to is a good workman, a very good tailor. have mine own good fortunes.

Ber. Is she gone to the king? Par. You had my prayers to lead them on :

[Aside to PAROLLES.

Par. She is. and to keep them on, have them still.-0, my knave! How does my old lady?

Ber. Will she away to-night?

Par. As you'll have her. Clo. So that you had her wrinkles, and I her money, I would she did as you say.

Ber. I have writ my letters, casketed my Par. Why, I say nothing.

treasure, Clo. Marry, you are the wiser man ; for when I should take possession of the bride,–

Given order for our horses; and to-night, many a man's tongue shakes out his master's undoing : To say nothing, to do nothing, to And, ere I do begin, know nothing, and to have nothing, is to be a latter end of a dipner ; but one that lies three

Luf. A good traveller is something at the great part of your title ; which is within a very thirds, and uses a known truth to pass a thou. little of nothing.

sand nothings with, should be once heard, and Par. Away, thou’rt a knave.

thrice beaten.—God save you, captain. Clo. You should have said, Sir, before a knave thou art a knave; that is, before me thou lord and you, monsieur ?

Ber. Is there any unkindness between my art a knave: this had been truth, Sir.

Par. I know not how I have deserved to run Par. Go to, thou art a witty fool, I have

into my lord's displeasure. found thee. Clo. Did you find me in yourself, Sir? or were and spurs and all, like him that leaped into

Laf. You have made shift to run into't, boots you taught to find me? The search, Sir, was the custard; and out of it you'll run again, profitable; and much fool may you find in you, rather than suffer question for your residence. even to the world's pleasure, and the increase

Ber. It may be, you have mistaken him, my of laughter.

lord. Par. A good knave, i'faith, and well fed. Madam, my lord will go away to-night;

Laf. And shall do so ever, though I took him A very serious business calls on him.

at his prayers. Fare you well, my lord ; and

believe this of me, There can be no kernel in The great prerogative and rite of love, Which, as your dne, time claims, he does ac- clothes: trust him pot in matter of heavy con

this light nut; the soul of this man is his knowledge; But puts it off by a compellid restraint;

sequence; I have kept of them tame, and know Whose want, and whose delay, is strewed

their natures.-Farewell, monsieur : I have with sweets,

* A specious appearance of necessity.

+ The bunting nearly resembles the sky-lark; but he The house made gloomy by discontent. little or no song, which yives estimation to the sky.lark.

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spoken better of you, than you have or will de- 1 Lord. Holy seems the quarrel serve at my hand; but we must do good against Upon your grace's part ; black and fearful evil.

(Exit. On the opposer. Par. An idle lord, I swear.

Duke. Therefore we marvel much, our cousin Ber, I think so.

France Par. Why, do you not know him ?

Would, in so just a business, shut his bosom Ber. Yes, I do know him well; and common Against our borrowing prayers. speech

2 Lerd. Good my lord, Gives him a worthy pass. Here comes my clog. The reasons of our state I cannot yield,* Enter HELENA.

But like a common and an outward man,t

That the great figure of a council frames Hel. I have, Sir, as I was commanded from By self-unable motion : therefore dare not you,

(leave Say what I think of it; since I have found Spoke with'the king, and have procured his Myself in my uncertain grounds to fail For present parting ; only, he desires

As often as I guess'd. Some private speech with you.

Duke. Be it his pleasure. Ber. I shalt obey his will.

2 Lord. But I am sure, the younger of our You must not marvel, Helen, at my course, Which holds not colour with the time, nor does That surfeit on their ease, will, day by day,

nature, The ministration and required office

Come here for physic. On my particular: prepar'd I was not

Duke. Welcome shall they be ; For such a business; therefore am I found

And all the honours, that can fly from us, So much unsettled : This drives me to entreat Shall on them settle. You know your places you,

well; That presently you take your way for home; When better fall, for your avails they fell : And rather muse,* than ask, wby I entreat you: To-morrow to the field. [Flourish. Exeunt. For my respects are better than they seem; And my appointments have in them a need, SCENE II.-Rousillon.-- A Room in the COUNGreater than shows itself, at the first view,

TESS' Palace. To you that know them not. This to my mother:

Enter Countess and Clown.

[Giving a letter. 'Twill be two days ere I shall see you ; so

Count. It hath happened all as I would have I leave you to your wisdom.

had it, save, that he comes not along with her. Hel. Sir, I can nothing say,

Clo. By my troth, I take my young lord to But that I am your most obedient servant. be a very melancholy man. Ber. Come, come, no more of that.

Count. By what observance, I pray you? Hel. And ever shall

Clo, Why, he will look upon his boot, and With true observance seek to eke out that, sing; mend the ruff,ş and sing; ask questions, Wherein toward me my homely stars bave fáild and sing; pick his teeth, and sing: I know a To equal my great fortune.

man that had this trick of melancholy, sold a Ber. Let that go:

goodly manor for a song. My haste is very great: Farewell; hie home. Count. Let me see what he writes, and when Hel. Pray, Sir, your pardon.

he means to come.

[Opening a letter. Ber. Weil, what would you say?

Clo. I have no mind to Isbel, since I was at Hel. I am not worthy of the wealth I owe it court: our old ling and our Isbels o' the counNor dare I say, 'tis mine ; and yet it is; try are nothing like your old ling and your But, like a timorous thiet, most fain would steal Isbels o'the court: the brains of my Cupid's What law does rouch mine own.

knocked out ; and I begin to love, as an old Ber. What would you have ?

man loves money, with no stomach. Hel. Something; and scarce so much :-no- Count. What have we here? thing indeed.

Clo. E'en that you have there. [Exit. I would not tell you what I would : my lord- Count. [Reads.) I hare sent you a daughter'faith, yes;

in-law : she hath recovered the king, and undone Strangers, and foes, do sunder, and not kiss. me. I have wedded her, not bedded her; and Ber. I pray you, stay not, but in haste to sworn to make the not eternal. You shall 'heur, horse.

I am run away ; know it, before the report come. Hel. I shall not break your bidding, good If there be breadth enough in the world, I will

hold a long distance. My duty to you. Ber. Where are my other men, monsieur?-

Your unfortunate son,
[Erit Helena.

Go thou toward home; where I will never come, This is not well, rash and unbridled boy,
Whilst I can shake' my sword, or hear the To fly the favours of so good a king;
Away, and for our flight.

[drum : To pluck bis indignation on thy head, Par. Bravely, coragio!

[Exeunt. By the misprizing of a maid too virtuous

For the contempt of empire.

Re-enter Clown.
SCENE 1.-Florence-A Room in the Duke's

Clo. O madam, yonder is heavy news withFlourish.Enter the Duke of FLORENCE, at- in,

between two soldiers and my young lady.

Count. What is the matter ? two French LORDs, and others.

Clo. Nay, there is some comfort in the news, Duke. So that, from point to point, now have some comfort ; your son will not be killed so

you heard The fundamental reasons of this war; [forth,

soon as I thought he would. Whose great decision hath much blood let * I.e. I cannot inform you of the reasons. And more thirsts after.

+ One not in the secret of affairs.

* As we say at present, our young fellows. # Wonder,

† Possess.

The folding at the top of the bool.

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Count. Why should he be killed ?

1 Gen. Indeed, good lady, Clo. So say 1, madam, if he run away, as I The fellow has a deal of that, too much, hear he does: the danger is in standing to't;Which holds him much to have. that's the loss of men, though it be the getting Count. You are welcome, gentlemen, of children. Here they come, will tell you I will entreat you, when you see my son, more: for my part, I only hear, your son was To tell him, that his sword can never win run away.

(Exit Clown. The honour that he loses : more I'll entreat you

Written to bear along.

2 Gen. We serve you, madam, 1 Gen. Save you, good madam.

In that and all your worthiest affairs.
Hel. Madam, my lord is gone,

ever gone.

Count. Not so, but as we change our courte2 Gen. Do not say so.

Will you draw near?

(sies. * Count. Think upon patience.—'Pray you,

[Exeunt Countess and GENTLEMEN. gentlemen,-

Hel. Till I have no wifi, 1 hace nothing in I have felt so many quirks of joy, and grief,

France. That the first face of neither, on the start,

Nothing in France, until he has no wife! Can woman* me untu't :- Where is my son, I Thou shalt have none, Rousillon, none in pray you ?

France, 2 Gen. Madam, he's gone to serve the duke Then hast thou all again. Poor lord ! is't I of Florence:

(came, That chase thee from thy country, and expose We met him thitherward; from thence we Those tender limbs of thine to the event And, after some despatch in hand at court,

Of the none-sparing war? and is it I

[thou Thither we bend again.

That drive thee froin the sportive court, where Hel. Look on his letter, madam; here's my

Wast shot at with fair eyes, to be the mark passport.

Of smoky muskets? () you leaden messengers, (Reads.] IVhen thou cunst get the ring upon That ride upon the violent speed of fire,

my finger, which nerer shall come ojf, und Fly with faise aim; move the still-piercing air, show me u child begotten of thy body, that I That sings with piercing, do not touch my lord! am father to, then call me husbund: but in Whoever shoots at him, 1 set him there; such a then I write u never.

Whoever charges on his forward breast, This is a dreadful sentence.

I am the caitul, that do hold him to it; Count. Brought you this letter, gentlemen ? Ard, though I kill him not, I am the cause 1 Gen. Ay, madam;


His death was so affected: better 'twere, And, for the contents' sake, are sorry for our I met the ravint lion when he roar'd

Count. I pr’ythee, lady, have a better cheer; With sharp constraint of hunger; better 'twere If thou engrossest all the griefs are thine,

That all the miseries, which nature owes, Thou robb'st me of a moiety: He was my son; Were mine at once: No, come thou home, But I do wash his name out of iny blood,

Rousillon, And thou art all my child.-Towards Florence Whence honour but of danger wins a scar, is he?

As oft it loses all; I will be gone : 2 Gen. Ay, madam.

My being here it is, that keeps thee hence: Count. And to be a soldier?

Shall I stay here to do't? no, no, although 2 Gen. Such is his noble purpose: and, be- The air of paradise did fan the house, lieve't,

And angels ofiic'd all: I will be gone; The duke will lay upon him all the honour

That piutul rumour may report my flight, That good convenience claims.

To consulate thine ear. Come, night; end, day! Count. Return you thither?

For, with the dark, poor thief, 1'll steal away. 1 Gen. Ay, madam, with the swiftest wing

[Exit. of speed.

SCENE III.-Florence.-- Before the Duke's Hel. [Reads.] Till I hare no wife, I hare no

Palace. thing in France. "Tis bitter.

Flourish. Enter the Duke of FLORENCE, BERCount. Find you that there?

TRAM, LORDs, Officers, Soldiers, and others. Hel. Ay, madam.

Duke. The general of our horse thon art; 1 Gen. ""Tis but the boldness of his hand,

[dence, haply, which

Great in our hope, lay our best love and creHis heart was not consenting to.

Upon thy promising förtune. Count. Nothing in France, until he have no Bor. Sir, it is wife!

A charge too heary for my strength; but yet There's nothing here, that is too good for him, We'll strive to bear it for your worthy sake, But only she; and she deserves a lord, To the extreme edge of hazard. That twenty such rude boys might tend upon, Duke. Then go thou forth; And call her hourly, mistress. Who was with And fortune play upon thy prosperous helm, him?

As thy auspicious mistress 1 Gen. A servant only, and a gentleman Ber. This very day, Which I have some time known.

Great Mars, I put myself into thy file : (prove Count. Parolles, was't not?

Make me but like my thoughts; and I shall 1 Gen. Ay, my good lady, he.

A lover of thy drum, hater of love. [Exeunt. Count. A very tainted fellow, and full of wickedness.

SCENE IV.-Rousillon.--A Room in the

My son corrupts a well-derived nature
With his inducement.

Enter Countess and STEWARD.

Count. Alas! and would you take the letter * 1.6. Affect me suddenly and deeply, as our sex are

of her ? usually affected.

I'e. When you can get the ring which is on my finger * In reply to the gentlemen's declaration that they are into your possession.

her servants, the countess answers--no otherwise than a * If thou keepest all thy sorrows to thyself,

she returns the same offers of civility. + Ravenous.

and we,

Might you not know, she would do as she has rolles: a filthy officer he is in those suggestions" done,

for the young earl.—Beware of them, Diana; By sending me a letter ? Read it again. their promises, enticements, oaths, tokens, and

Stew. I am Saint Jaquespilgrim, thither gone; all these engines of lust, are not the things they Ambitious lore hath so in me offended,

go under: + many a maid hath been seduced That bare-foot plod I the cold ground upon,

by them; and the misery is, example, that so With sainted row my faults to hare amended.

terrible shows in the wreck of maiden hood, Write, write, that, from the bloody course of war, that they are limed with the twigs that threat

cannot for all that dissuade succession, but My dearest master, your dear son may hie ; Bless him at home in peace, whilst I from far,

en them. I hope, I need not to advise you furHis name with zealous fervour sanctify: ther; but, I hope, your own grace will keep His taken labours bid him me forgire ;

you where you are, though there were no fur1, his despiteful Juno,* sent him forth

ther danger known, but the modesty which is From courtly friends, with camping foes to live,

so lost. Where death and danger dog the heels of worth:

Dia, You shall not need to fear me. He is too good and fuir for death and me;

Enter Helena, in the dress of a Pilgrim. Whom I myself embrace, to set him free.

Wid. I hope so. Count. Ah, what sharp stings are in her grim:

I know she will lie at my house: thither

-Look, here comes a pilmildest words !Rinaldo, you did never lack advicet so much, God save you, pilgrim! Whither are you

they send one another: I'll question her.As letting her pass so; had I spoke with her,

bound? I could have well diverted her intents,

Hel. To Saint Jaques le grand. Which thus she hath prevented.

Were do the palmerst lodge, I do beseech you? Stew. Pardon me, madam:

Wid. At the Saint Francis here, beside the If I had given you this at over-night,

port. She might have been o'erta'en ; and yet she Hel. Is this the way? Pursuit would be in vain.


Wid. Ay, marry, is it.-Hark you! Count. What angel shall Bless this unworthy husband ? he cannot thrive, They come this way :- If you will tarry, holy

[A march afar off. Unless her prayers, whom Heaven delights to

pilgrim, hear,

But till the

troops come by, And loves to grant, reprive him from

the wrath I will conduct you where you shall be lodg’d; Of greatest justice.Write, write, Rinaldo, To this unworthy husband of his wife;

The rather, for, I think, I know your hostess

As ample as myself. Let every word weigh heavy of her worth,

Hel. Is it yourself? That he does weight too light: my greatest

Wid. If you shall please so, pilgrim. grief,

Hel. I thank you, and will stay upon your Though little he do feel it, set down sharply.

leisure. Despatch the most convenient messenger:-

Wid. You came, I think from France? When, haply, he shall hear that she is gone, Hel. I did so. He will return; and hope I may, that she, Wid. Here you shall see a countryman of Hearing so much, will speed her foot again,

That has done worthy service. [yours, Led hither by pure love : which of them both Hel. His name, I pray you. Is dearest to me, I have no skill in sense

Dia. The count Rousillon; Know you such To make distinction :-Provide this messen

a one? ger :

Hel. But by the ear, that hears most nobly My heart is heavy, and mine age is weak; His face I know not.

[of him: Grief would have tears, and sorrow bids me

Dia. Whatsoe'er he is, speak.

(Exeunt. He's bravely taken here. He stole from France, SCENE V.-Without the Walls of Florence. As 'tis reported, fors the king had married him

Against his liking : Think you it is so? A tucket afar off. Enter an old Widow of

Hel. Ay, surely, mere the truth ;ll I know Florence, DIANA, VIOLENTA, MARIANA, and

his lady. other Citizens.

Dia. There is a gentleman, that serves the Wid. Nay, come; for if they do approach Reports but coarsely of her. [count, the city, we shall lose all the sight.

Hel. What's his name? Dia. They say, the French count has done Dia. Monsieur Parolles. most honourable service.

Hel. O, I believe with him, Wid. It is reported that he has taken their In argument of praise, or to the worth greatest commander; and that with his own Of the great count himself, she is too mean hand he slew the duke's brother. We have to have her name repeated; all her deserving lost our labour; they are gone a contrary way: Is a reserved honesty, and that hark:

: you may know by their trumpets. I have not heard examin'd. Mar. Come, let's return again, and suffice Dia. Alas, poor lady! ourselves with the report of it. Well, Diana, "Tis a hard bondage, to become the wife take heed of this French earl: the honour of a Of a detesting lord. maid is her name; and no legacy is so rich as Wid. A right good creature: wheresoe'er honesty.

she is, Wid. I have told my neighbour, how you Her heart weighs sadly: this young maid might have been solicited by a gentleman his com- A shrewd turn, if she pleas'd. panion. Mar. I know that knave; hang him! one Pa

* Temptations.
+ They are not the things for which their names would

make them pass. Alluding to the story of Hercules.

Pilgrims ; so called from a staff or bough of palm + Discretion or thought.

they were wont to carry. Weigh here means to value or esteem.

Because. || The exact, the entire truth.

(do her


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