Unformatted text preview: Parolles: What shall I say I have done? It must be a very Plausive [plausible] invention that carries it. They begin to smoke me [find me out], anddisgraces Have of late knocked too often at my door. I find My tongue is too foolhardy. First Lord [aside]: This is the first truth that e'er thine own Tongue was guilty of. Second Lord: Is it possible he should know what he is, and Be that he is? (28-36) There is a sly joke embedded in this scene, in which the "man of words" (which is what Parolles' name literally means) is tricked by a plot which makes use of some assorted syllables of a gobbledygook language that Parolles thinks is Russian....
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- Fall '08
- Parolles, hilarious nonsense language