Ods-life, said the buffoon, how wise, prudent, and careful of your health your highness is! How carefully your learned doctor, Thomas Linacre, looks after you!
Blaise asked, astonished. Halfman answered with an oath. "Oh, God, that the siege had lasted forever, or that she had kept her word and blown us sky high." Blaise began to snigger. "'Ods-life! do you dare a love for your lady?" he said. He had better not have said it. Halfman turned on him with a face like a demon's and the plump knight recoiled.