Then there is the County Palatine.
He doth nothing but frown, as who should say 'If you
will not have me, choose:' he hears merry tales
smiles not: I fear he will prove the weeping
philosopher when he grows old, being so full of
sadness in his youth. I had rather be
married to a death's-head with a bone in his mouth
than to either of
these. God defend me from these
How say you by the French lord, Monsieur Le Bon?
God made him, and therefore let him pass for a man.
In truth, I know it is a sin to be a mocker: but,
why, he hath a horse better than the
Neapolitan's, a better bad habit of frowning than
the Count Palatine; he
is every man in no man; if a
throstle sing, he falls straight a capering: he will
fence with his own shadow: if
I should marry him, I
should marry twenty husbands. If he would despise me
I would forgive him, for if he
love me to madness, I
shall never requite him.
What say you, then, to Falconbridge, the young baron
You know I say nothing to him, for he understands
not me, nor I him: he hath neither Latin, French,
Italian, and you will come into the court and
swear that I have a poor pennyworth in the English.
a proper man's picture, but, alas, who can
converse with a dumb-show? How oddly he is suited!
he bought his doublet in Italy, his round
hose in France, his bonnet in Germany and his
What think you of the Scottish lord, his neighbour?
That he hath a neighbourly charity in him, for he
borrowed a box of the ear of the Englishman and
he would pay him again when he was able: I
think the Frenchman became his surety and sealed
How like you the young German, the Duke of Saxony's nephew?
Very vilely in the morning, when he is sober, and
most vilely in the afternoon, when he is drunk: when
is best, he is a little worse than a man, and
when he is worst, he is little better than a beast:
worst fall that ever fell, I hope I shall
make shift to go without him.
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