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Than you expect; unfeal this letter foon,
Ant. I am dumb.
Baff. Were you the Doctor, and I knew you not? Gra. Were you the clerk, that is to make me cuckold?
Ner. Ay, but the clerk, that never means to do it, Unless he live until he be a man.
Baff. Sweet Doctor, you shall be my bedfellow; When I am absent, then lye with my wife.
Ant. Sweet lady, you have giv'n me life and living; For here I read for certain, that my ships Are fafely come to road.
Por. How now, Lorenzo?
My clerk hath fome good comforts too for you.
Lor. Fair ladies, 4 you drop Manna in the way
Por. It is almoft morning,
And yet, I'm fure, you are not fatisfy'd
Gra. Let it be fo: the firft interr❜gatory, That my Nerilla fhall be fworn on, is,
you Manna in the
"Of Rarved people.] Shakespear is not more exact in any thing, than in adapting his images with propriety to his speakers; of which he has here given an instance in making the young Jeefs call good fortune, Manna.
Whether 'till the next night he had rather stay,
FERDINAND, King of Navarre.
three Lords, attending upon the King in
Lords, attending upon the Princess of
Don Adriano de Armado, a fantastical Spaniard.
Dull, a Conftable.
Holofernes, a Schoolmaster.
Coftard, a Clown.
Moth, Page to Don Adriano de Armado,
Princess of France.
Jaquenetta, a Country Wench.
Ladies, attending on the Princefs.
Officers, and others, Attendants upon the King and Princefs.
SCENE, the King of Navarre's Palace, and the Country near it.
LOVE'S LABOUR's loft.
ACT I. SCENE I
Enter the King, Biron, Longaville, and Dumain.
ET Fame, that all hunt after in their lives,
Th' endeavour of this prefent breath may buy