Dau. So perhaps did yours. 56
Con. Mine was not bridled.
Dau. O! then belike she was old and gentle;
and you rode, like a of Ireland, your off and in your . 60
Con. You have good judgment in horseman-
Dau. Be warned by me, then: they that ride
so, and ride not warily, fall into foul bogs. I
had rather have my horse my mistress. 65
Con. I had as lief have my mistress a jade.
Dau. I tell thee, constable, my mistress wears
his own hair. 68
Con. I could make as true a boast as that if I
had a sow to my mistress.
Dau. 'Le chien est retourné à son propre
vomissement, et la truie lavée au bourbier': thou
makest use of any thing. 73
Con. Yet do I not use my horse for my mis-
tress: or any such proverb so little kin to the
Ram. My lord constable, the armour that I
saw in your tent to-night, are those stars or
suns upon it?
Con. Stars, my lord. 80
Dau. Some of them will fall to-morrow, I
Con. And yet my sky shall not want.
Dau. That may be, for you bear a many
superfluously, and 'twere more honour some
were away. 86
Con. Even as your horse bears your praises;
59 kern: light-armed Irish soldier
59, 60 French hose: wide breeches
60 straight strossers: tight trousers
65 to: as
71, 72 Cf. n.