Speeches (Lines) for Holofernes in "Love's Labour's Lost"

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1 IV, 2, 1144
  • The deer was, as you know, sanguis, in blood; ripe
    as the pomewater, who now...
  • The deer was, as you know, sanguis, in blood; ripe
    as the pomewater, who now hangeth like a jewel in
    the ear of caelo, the sky, the welkin, the heaven;
    and anon falleth like a crab on the face of terra,
    the soil, the land, the earth.
  • Sir Nathaniel. Very reverend sport, truly; and done in the testimony
    of a good conscience.

    Holofernes. The deer was, as you know, sanguis, in blood; ripe
    as the pomewater, who now hangeth like a jewel in
    the ear of caelo, the sky, the welkin, the heaven;
    and anon falleth like a crab on the face of terra,
    the soil, the land, the earth.

2 IV, 2, 1152
  • Sir Nathaniel, haud credo.
  • Sir Nathaniel, haud credo.
  • Sir Nathaniel. Truly, Master Holofernes, the epithets are sweetly
    varied, like a scholar at the least: but, sir, I
    assure ye, it was a buck of the first head.

    Holofernes. Sir Nathaniel, haud credo.

3 IV, 2, 1154
  • Most barbarous intimation! yet a kind of
    insinuation, as it were, in via, in...
  • Most barbarous intimation! yet a kind of
    insinuation, as it were, in via, in way, of
    explication; facere, as it were, replication, or
    rather, ostentare, to show, as it were, his
    inclination, after his undressed, unpolished,
    uneducated, unpruned, untrained, or rather,
    unlettered, or ratherest, unconfirmed fashion, to
    insert again my haud credo for a deer.
  • Dull. 'Twas not a haud credo; 'twas a pricket.

    Holofernes. Most barbarous intimation! yet a kind of
    insinuation, as it were, in via, in way, of
    explication; facere, as it were, replication, or
    rather, ostentare, to show, as it were, his
    inclination, after his undressed, unpolished,
    uneducated, unpruned, untrained, or rather,
    unlettered, or ratherest, unconfirmed fashion, to
    insert again my haud credo for a deer.

4 IV, 2, 1163
  • Twice-sod simplicity, his coctus!
    O thou monster Ignorance, how deformed dos...
  • Twice-sod simplicity, his coctus!
    O thou monster Ignorance, how deformed dost thou look!
  • Dull. I said the deer was not a haud credo; twas a pricket.

    Holofernes. Twice-sod simplicity, his coctus!
    O thou monster Ignorance, how deformed dost thou look!

5 IV, 2, 1181
  • Dictynna, goodman Dull; Dictynna, goodman Dull.
  • Dictynna, goodman Dull; Dictynna, goodman Dull.
  • Dull. You two are book-men: can you tell me by your wit
    What was a month old at Cain's birth, that's not five
    weeks old as yet?

    Holofernes. Dictynna, goodman Dull; Dictynna, goodman Dull.

6 IV, 2, 1184
  • The moon was a month old when Adam was no more,
    And raught not to five weeks...
  • The moon was a month old when Adam was no more,
    And raught not to five weeks when he came to
    five-score.
    The allusion holds in the exchange.
  • Sir Nathaniel. A title to Phoebe, to Luna, to the moon.

    Holofernes. The moon was a month old when Adam was no more,
    And raught not to five weeks when he came to
    five-score.
    The allusion holds in the exchange.

7 IV, 2, 1189
  • God comfort thy capacity! I say, the allusion holds
    in the exchange.
  • God comfort thy capacity! I say, the allusion holds
    in the exchange.
  • Dull. 'Tis true indeed; the collusion holds in the exchange.

    Holofernes. God comfort thy capacity! I say, the allusion holds
    in the exchange.

8 IV, 2, 1194
  • Sir Nathaniel, will you hear an extemporal epitaph
    on the death of the deer?...
  • Sir Nathaniel, will you hear an extemporal epitaph
    on the death of the deer? And, to humour the
    ignorant, call I the deer the princess killed a pricket.
  • Dull. And I say, the pollusion holds in the exchange; for
    the moon is never but a month old: and I say beside
    that, 'twas a pricket that the princess killed.

    Holofernes. Sir Nathaniel, will you hear an extemporal epitaph
    on the death of the deer? And, to humour the
    ignorant, call I the deer the princess killed a pricket.

9 IV, 2, 1199
  • I will something affect the letter, for it argues facility.
    The preyful prin...
  • I will something affect the letter, for it argues facility.
    The preyful princess pierced and prick'd a pretty
    pleasing pricket;
    Some say a sore; but not a sore, till now made
    sore with shooting.
    The dogs did yell: put L to sore, then sorel jumps
    from thicket;
    Or pricket sore, or else sorel; the people fall a-hooting.
    If sore be sore, then L to sore makes fifty sores
    one sorel.
    Of one sore I an hundred make by adding but one more L.
  • Sir Nathaniel. Perge, good Master Holofernes, perge; so it shall
    please you to abrogate scurrility.

    Holofernes. I will something affect the letter, for it argues facility.
    The preyful princess pierced and prick'd a pretty
    pleasing pricket;
    Some say a sore; but not a sore, till now made
    sore with shooting.
    The dogs did yell: put L to sore, then sorel jumps
    from thicket;
    Or pricket sore, or else sorel; the people fall a-hooting.
    If sore be sore, then L to sore makes fifty sores
    one sorel.
    Of one sore I an hundred make by adding but one more L.

10 IV, 2, 1213
  • This is a gift that I have, simple, simple; a
    foolish extravagant spirit, fu...
  • This is a gift that I have, simple, simple; a
    foolish extravagant spirit, full of forms, figures,
    shapes, objects, ideas, apprehensions, motions,
    revolutions: these are begot in the ventricle of
    memory, nourished in the womb of pia mater, and
    delivered upon the mellowing of occasion. But the
    gift is good in those in whom it is acute, and I am
    thankful for it.
  • Dull. [Aside] If a talent be a claw, look how he claws
    him with a talent.

    Holofernes. This is a gift that I have, simple, simple; a
    foolish extravagant spirit, full of forms, figures,
    shapes, objects, ideas, apprehensions, motions,
    revolutions: these are begot in the ventricle of
    memory, nourished in the womb of pia mater, and
    delivered upon the mellowing of occasion. But the
    gift is good in those in whom it is acute, and I am
    thankful for it.

11 IV, 2, 1225
  • Mehercle, if their sons be ingenuous, they shall
    want no instruction; if the...
  • Mehercle, if their sons be ingenuous, they shall
    want no instruction; if their daughters be capable,
    I will put it to them: but vir sapit qui pauca
    loquitur; a soul feminine saluteth us.
  • Sir Nathaniel. Sir, I praise the Lord for you; and so may my
    parishioners; for their sons are well tutored by
    you, and their daughters profit very greatly under
    you: you are a good member of the commonwealth.

    Holofernes. Mehercle, if their sons be ingenuous, they shall
    want no instruction; if their daughters be capable,
    I will put it to them: but vir sapit qui pauca
    loquitur; a soul feminine saluteth us.

12 IV, 2, 1231
  • Master Parson, quasi pers-on. An if one should be
    pierced, which is the one?...
  • Master Parson, quasi pers-on. An if one should be
    pierced, which is the one?
  • Jaquenetta. God give you good morrow, master Parson.

    Holofernes. Master Parson, quasi pers-on. An if one should be
    pierced, which is the one?

13 IV, 2, 1234
  • Piercing a hogshead! a good lustre of conceit in a
    tuft of earth; fire enoug...
  • Piercing a hogshead! a good lustre of conceit in a
    tuft of earth; fire enough for a flint, pearl enough
    for a swine: 'tis pretty; it is well.
  • Costard. Marry, master schoolmaster, he that is likest to a hogshead.

    Holofernes. Piercing a hogshead! a good lustre of conceit in a
    tuft of earth; fire enough for a flint, pearl enough
    for a swine: 'tis pretty; it is well.

14 IV, 2, 1240
  • Fauste, precor gelida quando pecus omne sub umbra
    Ruminat,--and so forth. Ah...
  • Fauste, precor gelida quando pecus omne sub umbra
    Ruminat,--and so forth. Ah, good old Mantuan! I
    may speak of thee as the traveller doth of Venice;
    Venetia, Venetia,
    Chi non ti vede non ti pretia.
    Old Mantuan, old Mantuan! who understandeth thee
    not, loves thee not. Ut, re, sol, la, mi, fa.
    Under pardon, sir, what are the contents? or rather,
    as Horace says in his--What, my soul, verses?
  • Jaquenetta. Good master Parson, be so good as read me this
    letter: it was given me by Costard, and sent me
    from Don Armado: I beseech you, read it.

    Holofernes. Fauste, precor gelida quando pecus omne sub umbra
    Ruminat,--and so forth. Ah, good old Mantuan! I
    may speak of thee as the traveller doth of Venice;
    Venetia, Venetia,
    Chi non ti vede non ti pretia.
    Old Mantuan, old Mantuan! who understandeth thee
    not, loves thee not. Ut, re, sol, la, mi, fa.
    Under pardon, sir, what are the contents? or rather,
    as Horace says in his--What, my soul, verses?

15 IV, 2, 1250
  • Let me hear a staff, a stanze, a verse; lege, domine.
  • Let me hear a staff, a stanze, a verse; lege, domine.
  • Sir Nathaniel. Ay, sir, and very learned.

    Holofernes. Let me hear a staff, a stanze, a verse; lege, domine.

16 IV, 2, 1268
  • You find not the apostraphas, and so miss the
    accent: let me supervise the c...
  • You find not the apostraphas, and so miss the
    accent: let me supervise the canzonet. Here are
    only numbers ratified; but, for the elegancy,
    facility, and golden cadence of poesy, caret.
    Ovidius Naso was the man: and why, indeed, Naso,
    but for smelling out the odouriferous flowers of
    fancy, the jerks of invention? Imitari is nothing:
    so doth the hound his master, the ape his keeper,
    the tired horse his rider. But, damosella virgin,
    was this directed to you?
  • Sir Nathaniel. [Reads]
    If love make me forsworn, how shall I swear to love?
    Ah, never faith could hold, if not to beauty vow'd!
    Though to myself forsworn, to thee I'll faithful prove:
    Those thoughts to me were oaks, to thee like
    osiers bow'd.
    Study his bias leaves and makes his book thine eyes,
    Where all those pleasures live that art would
    comprehend:
    If knowledge be the mark, to know thee shall suffice;
    Well learned is that tongue that well can thee commend,
    All ignorant that soul that sees thee without wonder;
    Which is to me some praise that I thy parts admire:
    Thy eye Jove's lightning bears, thy voice his dreadful thunder,
    Which not to anger bent, is music and sweet fire.
    Celestial as thou art, O, pardon, love, this wrong,
    That sings heaven's praise with such an earthly tongue.

    Holofernes. You find not the apostraphas, and so miss the
    accent: let me supervise the canzonet. Here are
    only numbers ratified; but, for the elegancy,
    facility, and golden cadence of poesy, caret.
    Ovidius Naso was the man: and why, indeed, Naso,
    but for smelling out the odouriferous flowers of
    fancy, the jerks of invention? Imitari is nothing:
    so doth the hound his master, the ape his keeper,
    the tired horse his rider. But, damosella virgin,
    was this directed to you?

17 IV, 2, 1280
  • I will overglance the superscript: 'To the
    snow-white hand of the most beaut...
  • I will overglance the superscript: 'To the
    snow-white hand of the most beauteous Lady
    Rosaline.' I will look again on the intellect of
    the letter, for the nomination of the party writing
    to the person written unto: 'Your ladyship's in all
    desired employment, BIRON.' Sir Nathaniel, this
    Biron is one of the votaries with the king; and here
    he hath framed a letter to a sequent of the stranger
    queen's, which accidentally, or by the way of
    progression, hath miscarried. Trip and go, my
    sweet; deliver this paper into the royal hand of the
    king: it may concern much. Stay not thy
    compliment; I forgive thy duty; adieu.
  • Jaquenetta. Ay, sir, from one Monsieur Biron, one of the strange
    queen's lords.

    Holofernes. I will overglance the superscript: 'To the
    snow-white hand of the most beauteous Lady
    Rosaline.' I will look again on the intellect of
    the letter, for the nomination of the party writing
    to the person written unto: 'Your ladyship's in all
    desired employment, BIRON.' Sir Nathaniel, this
    Biron is one of the votaries with the king; and here
    he hath framed a letter to a sequent of the stranger
    queen's, which accidentally, or by the way of
    progression, hath miscarried. Trip and go, my
    sweet; deliver this paper into the royal hand of the
    king: it may concern much. Stay not thy
    compliment; I forgive thy duty; adieu.

18 IV, 2, 1298
  • Sir tell me not of the father; I do fear colourable
    colours. But to return t...
  • Sir tell me not of the father; I do fear colourable
    colours. But to return to the verses: did they
    please you, Sir Nathaniel?
  • Sir Nathaniel. Sir, you have done this in the fear of God, very
    religiously; and, as a certain father saith,--

    Holofernes. Sir tell me not of the father; I do fear colourable
    colours. But to return to the verses: did they
    please you, Sir Nathaniel?

19 IV, 2, 1302
  • I do dine to-day at the father's of a certain pupil
    of mine; where, if, befo...
  • I do dine to-day at the father's of a certain pupil
    of mine; where, if, before repast, it shall please
    you to gratify the table with a grace, I will, on my
    privilege I have with the parents of the foresaid
    child or pupil, undertake your ben venuto; where I
    will prove those verses to be very unlearned,
    neither savouring of poetry, wit, nor invention: I
    beseech your society.
  • Sir Nathaniel. Marvellous well for the pen.

    Holofernes. I do dine to-day at the father's of a certain pupil
    of mine; where, if, before repast, it shall please
    you to gratify the table with a grace, I will, on my
    privilege I have with the parents of the foresaid
    child or pupil, undertake your ben venuto; where I
    will prove those verses to be very unlearned,
    neither savouring of poetry, wit, nor invention: I
    beseech your society.

20 IV, 2, 1312
  • And, certes, the text most infallibly concludes it.
    [To DULL]
    Sir, I do...
  • And, certes, the text most infallibly concludes it.
    [To DULL]
    Sir, I do invite you too; you shall not
    say me nay: pauca verba. Away! the gentles are at
    their game, and we will to our recreation.
  • Sir Nathaniel. And thank you too; for society, saith the text, is
    the happiness of life.

    Holofernes. And, certes, the text most infallibly concludes it.
    [To DULL]
    Sir, I do invite you too; you shall not
    say me nay: pauca verba. Away! the gentles are at
    their game, and we will to our recreation.

21 V, 1, 1734
  • Satis quod sufficit.
  • Satis quod sufficit.
  • (stage directions). [Enter HOLOFERNES, SIR NATHANIEL, and DULL]

    Holofernes. Satis quod sufficit.

22 V, 1, 1742
  • Novi hominem tanquam te: his humour is lofty, his
    discourse peremptory, his...
  • Novi hominem tanquam te: his humour is lofty, his
    discourse peremptory, his tongue filed, his eye
    ambitious, his gait majestical, and his general
    behavior vain, ridiculous, and thrasonical. He is
    too picked, too spruce, too affected, too odd, as it
    were, too peregrinate, as I may call it.
  • Sir Nathaniel. I praise God for you, sir: your reasons at dinner
    have been sharp and sententious; pleasant without
    scurrility, witty without affection, audacious without
    impudency, learned without opinion, and strange with-
    out heresy. I did converse this quondam day with
    a companion of the king's, who is intituled, nomi-
    nated, or called, Don Adriano de Armado.

    Holofernes. Novi hominem tanquam te: his humour is lofty, his
    discourse peremptory, his tongue filed, his eye
    ambitious, his gait majestical, and his general
    behavior vain, ridiculous, and thrasonical. He is
    too picked, too spruce, too affected, too odd, as it
    were, too peregrinate, as I may call it.

23 V, 1, 1750
  • He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer
    than the staple of his argu...
  • He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer
    than the staple of his argument. I abhor such
    fanatical phantasimes, such insociable and
    point-devise companions; such rackers of
    orthography, as to speak dout, fine, when he should
    say doubt; det, when he should pronounce debt,--d,
    e, b, t, not d, e, t: he clepeth a calf, cauf;
    half, hauf; neighbour vocatur nebor; neigh
    abbreviated ne. This is abhominable,--which he
    would call abbominable: it insinuateth me of
    insanie: anne intelligis, domine? to make frantic, lunatic.
  • (stage directions). [Draws out his table-book]

    Holofernes. He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer
    than the staple of his argument. I abhor such
    fanatical phantasimes, such insociable and
    point-devise companions; such rackers of
    orthography, as to speak dout, fine, when he should
    say doubt; det, when he should pronounce debt,--d,
    e, b, t, not d, e, t: he clepeth a calf, cauf;
    half, hauf; neighbour vocatur nebor; neigh
    abbreviated ne. This is abhominable,--which he
    would call abbominable: it insinuateth me of
    insanie: anne intelligis, domine? to make frantic, lunatic.

24 V, 1, 1762
  • Bon, bon, fort bon, Priscian! a little scratch'd,
    'twill serve.
  • Bon, bon, fort bon, Priscian! a little scratch'd,
    'twill serve.
  • Sir Nathaniel. Laus Deo, bene intelligo.

    Holofernes. Bon, bon, fort bon, Priscian! a little scratch'd,
    'twill serve.

25 V, 1, 1765
  • Video, et gaudeo.
  • Video, et gaudeo.
  • Sir Nathaniel. Videsne quis venit?

    Holofernes. Video, et gaudeo.

26 V, 1, 1769
  • Quare chirrah, not sirrah?
  • Quare chirrah, not sirrah?
  • (stage directions). [To MOTH]

    Holofernes. Quare chirrah, not sirrah?

27 V, 1, 1771
  • Most military sir, salutation.
  • Most military sir, salutation.
  • Don Adriano de Armado. Men of peace, well encountered.

    Holofernes. Most military sir, salutation.

28 V, 1, 1783
  • Ba, pueritia, with a horn added.
  • Ba, pueritia, with a horn added.
  • Moth. Yes, yes; he teaches boys the hornbook. What is a,
    b, spelt backward, with the horn on his head?

    Holofernes. Ba, pueritia, with a horn added.

29 V, 1, 1785
  • Quis, quis, thou consonant?
  • Quis, quis, thou consonant?
  • Moth. Ba, most silly sheep with a horn. You hear his learning.

    Holofernes. Quis, quis, thou consonant?

30 V, 1, 1788
  • I will repeat them,--a, e, i,--
  • I will repeat them,--a, e, i,--
  • Moth. The third of the five vowels, if you repeat them; or
    the fifth, if I.

    Holofernes. I will repeat them,--a, e, i,--

31 V, 1, 1794
  • What is the figure? what is the figure?
  • What is the figure? what is the figure?
  • Moth. Offered by a child to an old man; which is wit-old.

    Holofernes. What is the figure? what is the figure?

32 V, 1, 1796
  • Thou disputest like an infant: go, whip thy gig.
  • Thou disputest like an infant: go, whip thy gig.
  • Moth. Horns.

    Holofernes. Thou disputest like an infant: go, whip thy gig.

33 V, 1, 1807
  • O, I smell false Latin; dunghill for unguem.
  • O, I smell false Latin; dunghill for unguem.
  • Costard. An I had but one penny in the world, thou shouldst
    have it to buy gingerbread: hold, there is the very
    remuneration I had of thy master, thou halfpenny
    purse of wit, thou pigeon-egg of discretion. O, an
    the heavens were so pleased that thou wert but my
    bastard, what a joyful father wouldst thou make me!
    Go to; thou hast it ad dunghill, at the fingers'
    ends, as they say.

    Holofernes. O, I smell false Latin; dunghill for unguem.

34 V, 1, 1811
  • Or mons, the hill.
  • Or mons, the hill.
  • Don Adriano de Armado. Arts-man, preambulate, we will be singled from the
    barbarous. Do you not educate youth at the
    charge-house on the top of the mountain?

    Holofernes. Or mons, the hill.

35 V, 1, 1813
  • I do, sans question.
  • I do, sans question.
  • Don Adriano de Armado. At your sweet pleasure, for the mountain.

    Holofernes. I do, sans question.

36 V, 1, 1818
  • The posterior of the day, most generous sir, is
    liable, congruent and measur...
  • The posterior of the day, most generous sir, is
    liable, congruent and measurable for the afternoon:
    the word is well culled, chose, sweet and apt, I do
    assure you, sir, I do assure.
  • Don Adriano de Armado. Sir, it is the king's most sweet pleasure and
    affection to congratulate the princess at her
    pavilion in the posteriors of this day, which the
    rude multitude call the afternoon.

    Holofernes. The posterior of the day, most generous sir, is
    liable, congruent and measurable for the afternoon:
    the word is well culled, chose, sweet and apt, I do
    assure you, sir, I do assure.

37 V, 1, 1845
  • Sir, you shall present before her the Nine Worthies.
    Sir, as concerning some...
  • Sir, you shall present before her the Nine Worthies.
    Sir, as concerning some entertainment of time, some
    show in the posterior of this day, to be rendered by
    our assistants, at the king's command, and this most
    gallant, illustrate, and learned gentleman, before
    the princess; I say none so fit as to present the
    Nine Worthies.
  • Don Adriano de Armado. Sir, the king is a noble gentleman, and my familiar,
    I do assure ye, very good friend: for what is
    inward between us, let it pass. I do beseech thee,
    remember thy courtesy; I beseech thee, apparel thy
    head: and among other important and most serious
    designs, and of great import indeed, too, but let
    that pass: for I must tell thee, it will please his
    grace, by the world, sometime to lean upon my poor
    shoulder, and with his royal finger, thus, dally
    with my excrement, with my mustachio; but, sweet
    heart, let that pass. By the world, I recount no
    fable: some certain special honours it pleaseth his
    greatness to impart to Armado, a soldier, a man of
    travel, that hath seen the world; but let that pass.
    The very all of all is,--but, sweet heart, I do
    implore secrecy,--that the king would have me
    present the princess, sweet chuck, with some
    delightful ostentation, or show, or pageant, or
    antique, or firework. Now, understanding that the
    curate and your sweet self are good at such
    eruptions and sudden breaking out of mirth, as it
    were, I have acquainted you withal, to the end to
    crave your assistance.

    Holofernes. Sir, you shall present before her the Nine Worthies.
    Sir, as concerning some entertainment of time, some
    show in the posterior of this day, to be rendered by
    our assistants, at the king's command, and this most
    gallant, illustrate, and learned gentleman, before
    the princess; I say none so fit as to present the
    Nine Worthies.

38 V, 1, 1853
  • Joshua, yourself; myself and this gallant gentleman,
    Judas Maccabaeus; this...
  • Joshua, yourself; myself and this gallant gentleman,
    Judas Maccabaeus; this swain, because of his great
    limb or joint, shall pass Pompey the Great; the
    page, Hercules,--
  • Sir Nathaniel. Where will you find men worthy enough to present them?

    Holofernes. Joshua, yourself; myself and this gallant gentleman,
    Judas Maccabaeus; this swain, because of his great
    limb or joint, shall pass Pompey the Great; the
    page, Hercules,--

39 V, 1, 1859
  • Shall I have audience? he shall present Hercules in
    minority: his enter and...
  • Shall I have audience? he shall present Hercules in
    minority: his enter and exit shall be strangling a
    snake; and I will have an apology for that purpose.
  • Don Adriano de Armado. Pardon, sir; error: he is not quantity enough for
    that Worthy's thumb: he is not so big as the end of his club.

    Holofernes. Shall I have audience? he shall present Hercules in
    minority: his enter and exit shall be strangling a
    snake; and I will have an apology for that purpose.

40 V, 1, 1867
  • I will play three myself.
  • I will play three myself.
  • Don Adriano de Armado. For the rest of the Worthies?--

    Holofernes. I will play three myself.

41 V, 1, 1870
  • We attend.
  • We attend.
  • Don Adriano de Armado. Shall I tell you a thing?

    Holofernes. We attend.

42 V, 1, 1873
  • Via, goodman Dull! thou hast spoken no word all this while.
  • Via, goodman Dull! thou hast spoken no word all this while.
  • Don Adriano de Armado. We will have, if this fadge not, an antique. I
    beseech you, follow.

    Holofernes. Via, goodman Dull! thou hast spoken no word all this while.

43 V, 1, 1875
  • Allons! we will employ thee.
  • Allons! we will employ thee.
  • Dull. Nor understood none neither, sir.

    Holofernes. Allons! we will employ thee.

44 V, 1, 1878
  • Most dull, honest Dull! To our sport, away!
  • Most dull, honest Dull! To our sport, away!
  • Dull. I'll make one in a dance, or so; or I will play
    On the tabour to the Worthies, and let them dance the hay.

    Holofernes. Most dull, honest Dull! To our sport, away!

45 V, 2, 2529
  • Great Hercules is presented by this imp,
    Whose club kill'd Cerberus, that th...
  • Great Hercules is presented by this imp,
    Whose club kill'd Cerberus, that three-headed canis;
    And when he was a babe, a child, a shrimp,
    Thus did he strangle serpents in his manus.
    Quoniam he seemeth in minority,
    Ergo I come with this apology.
    Keep some state in thy exit, and vanish.
    [MOTH retires]
    Judas I am,--
  • (stage directions). [Enter HOLOFERNES, for Judas; and MOTH, for Hercules]

    Holofernes. Great Hercules is presented by this imp,
    Whose club kill'd Cerberus, that three-headed canis;
    And when he was a babe, a child, a shrimp,
    Thus did he strangle serpents in his manus.
    Quoniam he seemeth in minority,
    Ergo I come with this apology.
    Keep some state in thy exit, and vanish.
    [MOTH retires]
    Judas I am,--

46 V, 2, 2539
  • Not Iscariot, sir.
    Judas I am, ycliped Maccabaeus.
  • Not Iscariot, sir.
    Judas I am, ycliped Maccabaeus.
  • Dumain. A Judas!

    Holofernes. Not Iscariot, sir.
    Judas I am, ycliped Maccabaeus.

47 V, 2, 2543
  • Judas I am,--
  • Judas I am,--
  • Biron. A kissing traitor. How art thou proved Judas?

    Holofernes. Judas I am,--

48 V, 2, 2545
  • What mean you, sir?
  • What mean you, sir?
  • Dumain. The more shame for you, Judas.

    Holofernes. What mean you, sir?

49 V, 2, 2547
  • Begin, sir; you are my elder.
  • Begin, sir; you are my elder.
  • Boyet. To make Judas hang himself.

    Holofernes. Begin, sir; you are my elder.

50 V, 2, 2549
  • I will not be put out of countenance.
  • I will not be put out of countenance.
  • Biron. Well followed: Judas was hanged on an elder.

    Holofernes. I will not be put out of countenance.

51 V, 2, 2551
  • What is this?
  • What is this?
  • Biron. Because thou hast no face.

    Holofernes. What is this?

52 V, 2, 2562
  • You have put me out of countenance.
  • You have put me out of countenance.
  • Biron. Ay, and worn in the cap of a tooth-drawer.
    And now forward; for we have put thee in countenance.

    Holofernes. You have put me out of countenance.

53 V, 2, 2564
  • But you have out-faced them all.
  • But you have out-faced them all.
  • Biron. False; we have given thee faces.

    Holofernes. But you have out-faced them all.

54 V, 2, 2570
  • This is not generous, not gentle, not humble.
  • This is not generous, not gentle, not humble.
  • Biron. For the ass to the Jude; give it him:--Jud-as, away!

    Holofernes. This is not generous, not gentle, not humble.

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