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Enter HOLOFERNEs arm’d, for Judas, and MOTH

arm’d, for Hercules.

Hol. Great Hercules is presented by this imp, Whose club kill'd Cerberus, that three-headed

canus ;
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.

[ Exit Moth. Hol. Judas I am,— Dum. A Judas !

Hol. Not Iscariot, fir.
Judas I am, ycleped Machabæus.

Dum. Judas Machabæus clipt, is plain Jadas.
Biron. A kissing traitor :-How art thou prov'd

Judas ?
Hol. Judas I am,
Dum. The more shame for you, Judas.
Hol. What mean you,

fir ?
Boyet. To make Judas hang himself.
Hol. Begin, fir; you are my elder.
BIRON. Well follow'd: Judas was hang'd on an

elder.
HOL. will not be put out of countenance.
BIRON. Because thou hast no face.
Hol. What is this?
BOYET. A cittern head. 3

3 A cittern head. ) So, in Fancies Chaste and Noble, 1638: “ A cittern-headed gew - gaw." Again, in Decker's Match

Dum. The head of a bodkin.
Biron. A death's face in a ring.
LONG. The face of an old Roman coin, scarce

feen.
Boyet. The pummel of Cæsar's faulchion.
Dum. The carv'd-bone face on a flask. *
Biron. St. George's half-cheek in a brooch.
Dum. Ay, and in a brooch of lead.
Biron. Ay, and worn in the cap of a tooth-

drawer: And now, forward; for we have

put

thee in countenance. Hol. You have put me out of countenance. Biron. False; we have given thee faces. Hol. But you have out-fac'd them all. BIRON. An thou wert a lion, we would do so. Boyet. Therefore, as he is, an ass, let him

go. And so adieu, sweet Jude! nay, why dost thou stay?

Dum. For the latter end of his name.
Biron. For the ass to the Jude; give it him :-

Jud-as, away.

me in London, 1631 : " Fiddling on a cittern with a man's broken head at it." Again, in Ford's Lover's Melancholy, 1629 : “ I hope the chronicles will rear me one day for a head-piece —"

" Of woodcock without brains in it; barbers shall wear thee on their citterns," &c. STEEVENS.

on a flask. ] i. c. a soldier's powder-horn, So, in Romeo and Juliet:

like powder in a skilless soldier's flask, 66 Is set on fire. Again, in The Devil's Charter, 1607: 66 Keep a light match in cock; wear flask and touch-box."

STLIVANS.

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Hol. This is not generous, not gentle, not hum

ble. BoYET. A light for monsieur Judas: it grows dark, he

may

stumble. PRIN. Alas poor Machabæus, how hath he been

baited!

Enter Armado arm’d, for Hector.

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Biron. Hide thy head, Achilles, here comes Hector in arms.

Dum. Though my mocks come home by me, I will now be merry. King. Hector was but a Trojan' in respect of

this. Boyet. But is this Hector? DUM. I think, Hector was not so clean-timber'd. LONG. His leg is too big for Hector. DUM. More calf, certain. Boyet. No; he is best indued in the small. BIRON. This cannot be Hector.

Dum. He's a god or a painter; for he makes faces.

Arm. The armipotent Mars, of lances the almighty, Gave Hector a gift,

Dum. A gilt nutmeg.
BIRON. A lemon.

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5 HeElor was but a Trojan -) A Trojan, I believe, was in the time of Shakspeare, a cant term for a thief. So, in K. Henry iV. P. I: “ Tut there are other Trojans that thou dream'ft not of, &c. Again, in this scene, " - unless you play the honefl Trojan,' &c. STEEVENS.

of lances —] i. e. of lance-men. So, in another of our author's plays: " And tura our impreft lances in our eyes." STILVENS.

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LONG. Stuck with cloves. 6
Dum. No, cloven.

ARM. Peace!
The armipotent Mars, of lances the almighty,

Gave Hector a gift, the heir of llion;
A man so breath'd, that certain he would fight, yea,?

From morn till night, out of his pavilion.
I am that flower, -
DUM.

That mint.
LONG.

That columbine.
ARM. Sweet lord Longaville, rein thy tongue.

LONG. I must rather give it the rein; for it runs against Hector.

Dum. Ay, and Hector's a greyhound.

ARM. The sweet war-man is dead and rotten; sweet chucks, beat not the bones of the buried; when he breath'd, he was a man-But I will forward with my device: Sweet royalty, [to the Princess.] bestow on me the sense of hearing.

[ BIRON whispers COSTARD.

6 Stuck with cloves. ] An orange Auck with cloves appears la have been a common new-year's gift. So, Ben Jonson, in his Christmas Masque : " he has an orange and rosemary, but not a clove to stick in it. A gilt nutmeg is meutioned in the same piece, and on the same occasion.

The use, however, of an orange, &c. may be ascertained from The Second Booke of Notable Thinges by. Thomas Lupton, 4to. bl. 1: " Wyne wyll be pleasant in taste and savour, if an orange or a Lymon (fickt round about with Cloaves) be hanged within the vessell that it touche not the wyne.

And so the wyne wyll be preserved from foyfines and evyll favor." STEEVENS.

The quarto, 1598, reads - A gift nutmeg; and if a gilt nutmeg had not been mentioned by Ben Jonson, I should have thought is right. So we say, a gift-horse, &c. MALONE.

he would fight, yea,] Thus all the old copies. Theobald very playgibly reads — he would fight ye; a commou vulgarism.

STEEVENS,

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Prin. Speak, brave Hector; we are much de

lighted.
Arm. I do adore thy sweet grace's flipper.
Boyet. Loves her by the foot.
Dum. He may not by the yard.
ARM. This Hector far surmounted Hannibal,--

Cost. The party is gone, fellow Hector, she is gone; she is two months on her

way. ARM. What meanest thou ?

Cost. Faith, unless you play the honest Trojan, the poor wench is cast away: she's quick; the child brags in her belly already; 'tis yours. ARM. Dost thou infamonize me among poten

tates ? thou shalt die. Cost. Then shall Hector be whipp'd, for Jaquenetta that is quick by him; and hang'd, for Pompey that is dead by him.

DUM. Most rare Pompey!
Boyet. Renowned Pompey!

Biron. Greater than great, great, great, great Pompey! Pompey the huge!

Dum. Hector trembles.

Biron. Pompey is mov'd :-More Ates, more Ates ; ' ftir them on! ftir them on!

Dum. Hector will challenge him.

BIRON. Ay, if he have no more man's blood in's belly than will fup a flea.

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more Ates; ] That is, more inftigation, Ate was tho mischievous goddess that incited bloodshed. JOHNSON. So, in K. John:

" An Até, stirring him to war and Atrife." STEEVENS.

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