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s o N G.
Will you buy any tape,
Or lace for your cape,
And silk, and thread,
Any toys for your head
Come to the Pedler
Money's a medler,
[Ex. Clown, Autolycus, Dorcas, and Mopsa.
SCEN E VII.
Enter a Servant.
Ser. Master, there are three carters, three shepherds, three neat-herds, and three swine-herds, that have made themselves all men of hair?; they call them
• Master, there are three Car
all min of hair,] i. e. ters, three Shepherds, three Neat- nimble, that leap as if they reherds, and three Swine herds,-] bounded : The phrase is taken Thus all the printed Copies hi- from tennis balls, which were therto. Now, in two Speeches stuffed with hair. So in Henry V. after this, these are called four it is said of a courser, three's of Herdsmen. But could He bounds as if his entrails were the Carters properly be called hairs. WARBURTON. Herdsmen? At least, they have This is a strange interpretanot the final Syllable, Herd, in tion. Errors, says Dryden, How their Names ; which, I believe, upon the surface, but there are Shakespeare intended, all the four men who will fetch them from tbree's should have. I therefore the bottom. Men of hair are guess that he wrote ;-Master, hairy men, or satyrs. A dance there are three Goat herds, &c. of satyrs was no unusual enterAnd so, I think, we take in the tainment in the middle ages At four Species of Cattle usually a great festival celebrated in tended by Herdsmen.
France, the king and some of TheoBALD. the nobles personated fatyrs X 3
selves Saltiers : and they have a dance, which the wenches say is a gallymaufry of gambols, because they are not in’t : but they themselves are o’th' mind, if it be not too rough for some, that know little but bowling*, it will please plentifully.
Shep. Away, we'll none on't ; here has been too much homely foolery already. I know, Sir, we weary you.
Pol. You weary those, that refresh us. Pray, let's see these four-threes of herdsmen.
Ser. One three of them, by their own report, Sir, hath danc'd before the King; and not the worst of the three but jumps twelve foot and a half by the square.
Shep. Leave your prating ; since these good men are pleas'd, let them come in; but quickly now.
Here a Dance of twelve Satyrs.
herd ? Your heart is full of something, that doth take Your mind from feasting. Sooth, when I was young,
dressed in close habits, tufted or of Burgundy, who threw her
The king had set since Florizel and the old man himself in the lap of the duchess were not in conversation.
And handed love, as you do, I was wont
Flo. Old Sir, I know,
Pol. What follows this?
Flo. Do, and be witness to’t.
Flo. And he, and more
Pol. Fairly offer'd.
Say you the like to him?
Per. I cannot speak
Shep. Take hands, a bargain ;
Flo. O, that must be
But come on,
Shep. Come, your hand, And, daughter, yours.
Pol. Soft, swain, a while ; 'beseech you,
Flo. I have, but what of him?
Pol. Methinks, a father
Flo. No, good Sir;
Pol. By my white beard,
dispute his own estate?] tate may be the same with talk Perhaps for dispute we might over his affairs. read compute ; but dispute bis el
Something unfilial : Reason, my son,
Flo. I yield all this ;
Pol. Let him know't.
Shep. Let him, my son ; he shall not need to grieve At knowing of thy choice.
Fio. Come, come, he must not :
Shep. O my heart ! Pol. I'll havethy beautyscratch'd with briars,and made More homely than thy state. For thee, fond boy, If I may ever know thou dost but figh That thou no more shalt see this knack, as never I mean thou shalt, we'll bar thee from succession; Not hold thee of our blood, no, not our kin, * Far than Deucalion off. Mark thou my words ; Follow us to the court. Thou churl, for this time,
* Far than.] I think for far even so far off as Deucalion the iban we should read far as. We common ancestor of all. will not hold thee of our kin