Obrazy na stronie

The flower-de-lis being one ! O, these I lack, Pol. She dances featly.
To make you garlands of; and, my sweet friend, Shep. So she does any thing; though I report ity
To ftrow him o'er and o'er.

That should be fulent: if young Doricles
Fls. What? like a corse ?

Do light upon her, she shall bring him that
Per. No, like a bank, for love to lie and play on; Which he not dreams of.
Not like a corse : or if, -not to be buried,

Enter a Scruant.
But quick, and in mine arms. Come, take your Ser. O master, if you did but hear the pedler at
Aowers :

the door, you would never dance again after a tabor Methinks, I play as I have seen them do and pipe; no, the bas-pipe could not move you: In Whitsun' paftorals : sure, this robe of mine he sings several tunes, faster than you'll tell money; Does change my disposition.

he utters them as he had eaten ballads, and all men's Flo. What you do,

cars grew to his tunes. Still betters what is done. When you speak, sweet, Clo. He could never come better; he shall come I'd have you do it ever: when you sing,

in: I love a ballad but even too well; if it be I'd hare you buy and sell so; to give alms ; doleful matter, merrily let down, or a very pleaPray fo: and, for the ordering your affairs, fant thing indeed, and lung lamentably. To fing them too: When you do dance, I wish you Ser. He hath songs, for man, or woman, of all A wave o' the sea, that you might ever do fizes ; no milliner can to fit his customers with gloves : Nothing but that; move ftill, still so,

he has the prettiest love-songs for maids ; so withAnd own no other function: Each your doing, out bawdry, which is strange; with such delicate So fingular in each particular,

burdens of dit-ilo's and fudlings: jump ber and Crowns what you are doing in the present deeds, chump ber; and where some itretch-mouth'd rascal That all your acts are queens.

would, as it were, mean inischief, and break a Per. O Doricles,

foul gap into the matter, he makes the maid to anYour praises are too large: but that your youth, iwer, W boup, do me no hm, good man; puts him And the true blood, which peeps fairly through it, Joff, flights him, with Illoop, do me no baim, good Do plainly give you out an unstain'd shepherd; With wisdom I might fear, my Doricles,

Pol. This is a brave fellow. You woo'd me the false way.

Clo. Believe me, thou talkest of an admirableFls. I think you have

conceited fellow. Has he any unbraided + wares? As little skill to fear, as I have purpose

Ser. He hath ribbons of all the colours i'the rains To put you to't.—But, come; our dance, I pray: bow; points, more than all the lawyers in Bohemia Your hand, my Perdita: so turtles pair, can learnedly handle, though they come to him by Thu never mean to part.

the gioís; inkles, cadditless, cambricks, lawns : Per. I'll swear for 'em.

why, he fings them over, 'as they were gods or Pul. This is the prettiest low-born lass, that ever goddetles: you would think, a smock were a theRan on the green-lward: nothing she does, or seemis, angel; he so chants to the fleeve-hand, and the But imacks of something greater than herself; work about the square on 'to. Too noble for this place.

Clo. Prythee, bring him in; and let him apCum. He tells her something,

proach singing. That makes her blood look out: Good footh, she is Per. Forewara him, that he use no scurrilous The queen of curus and cream.

words in his tunes. Clo. Come on, strike up.

Clo. You have of these pedlers, that have more Dur. Mopsa must be your mistress: marry, garlick, in 'er than you'd think, fister. To mend her killing with.

Per. Ay, good brother, or go about to think. Mop. Nor, in good time! (manners.Clo. Not a word, a word; we stand upon our

Enter Autolycus, Singing. Come, Atrike up.

Lawn, as white as diven from; Here a Dance of Shepherds and Shepherdefjes. Cyprus, black as e'er was crowv; Pol. Pray, good ihepherd, what

Gloves, as fiveet as damask rojes; Fürswain is this, which dances with your daughter? Masks for faces, and for noses ;

Step. They call him Doricles; and he boasts him Bugle bracelet, neck-lase amber; To have a worthy feeding ? : but I have it felf Perfume for a lady's chamber; Upon his own report, and I believe it ;

Golden quoifs, and femachers, He looks like footh 3: He says, heloves my daughter;


my lads to give their dears; I think so too; for never gaz'd the moon

Pins, and paking-sticks offteil?, l'pon the water, as he'll stand, and read,

What maids lack from head to heci: As 'twere, my daughter's eyes : and, to be plain, Comie, buy of me, come: come buy, come by i I think, there is not half a kiss to chuse,

Buy, luds, or else your ialles cry: Who loves another beft.

Come buy, &c.

I That is, reason. ? i. e. a considerable tract of pasturage. 3 i. e. truth. A i. e. undamaged. 5 Mr. Sucevens conjectures caddis to mean ferret. The work about the square on't probably signifies the work or embroidery about the bosom part of a shift, which might then have been of a square form, or might have a square tucker. 6 Thele poking-ficks were hcated in the fire, and made use of to adjust the plairs of ruffs.


Clo. If I were not in love with Mopsa, thou Mop. Let's have some merry ones. Mould'ít take no money of me; but being enthrall’d Aut. Why, this is a palling merry one; and goes as I am, it will allo be the bondage of certain rib- to the tune of, Two maids wooing a man: there's bons and gloves.

scarce a maid westward, but the sings it; 'tis in Mop. I was promis'd them against the feast; request, I can tell you. but they come not too late now.

Mop. We can both sing it; if thou'lt bear a Dor. He hath promis'd you more than that, or pait, thou shalt hear ; 'tis in three parts. there be liars.

Dor. We had the tune on't a month

ago. Mop. He hath paid you all he promis'd you :. Aut. I can bear my part ; you muít know, 'tis may be, he has paid you more; which will Thame my occupation : have at it with you. you to give him again.

S 0 N G. Clo. Is there no manners left among maids ? will A. Get

you bence, for I must go; they wear their plackets, where they should bear Where, it foes not you to know. their faces? Is there not milking-time, when you D. W'hisher ? M. O, wbither? I bitber? are going to bed, or kill-hole, to whistle off these M. It becomes shy oath full well, secrets; but you must be tittle-tattling before all our

T bou to me

thy secrets ieli: guests? 'Tis well they are whispering: Clamour D. Me tos, let me go tbitber. your tongues, and not a word more.

M. Or shou go to the g'ange, or mill: Mop. I have done. Come, you promis'd me a D. If to either, thou doft ill. tawdry lace, and a pair of sweet gloves 2.

A. Neither. D. W'bai, neither? A. Nziber, Clo. Have I not told thee, how I was cozen'd by D. Tloou haft sworn my love to be ; the way, and lost all my money?

M. Thou basi sworn it more to me : Aut. And, indeed, fır, there are cozeners abroad; Then, whither golt? fury, whitber? therefore it behoves men to be wary.

Clo. We'll have this song out anon by ourselves: Clo. Fear not thou, man, thou shalt lofe nothing My father and the gentlemen are in 124 + talk, and here.

we'll not trouble them : come, bring away thy Aut. I hope so, fir ; for I have about me many pack after me. Wenches, I'll buy for you bith; parcels of charge.

- Pedler, let's have the funt choice.-- Follow me, Cl. What haft here? hallads?

sirls. Mop Pray now, buy some : I love a ballad in it. And you shall pay well for 'em. [--pide. print, a'-life 3 ; for then we are sure they are true.

Will you buy any tape, Aut. Here's one, to a yery doletul cune, How an

Or lace to your capa, usurer's wife was brought to bed with twenty mo

Mig deirsi duck, my dear-a? ney-bugs at a burden; and how she long'u to eat

ciny plå, inny thread, adders' heads, and taads carbonado d.

Any roy for your bead, imp. Is it truc, think you ?

Of the new ,-, und finji, finsi wear-a ? Aui. Very true ; and but a month old.

C2014 to be periler; Dor. Blets me from marrying a usurer !

Vionry's a medler, Aut. Here's the midwife's name to’t, one mira

Tln: debuters will mens' wear-j. tress Taleporter; and five or fix honest wives' that [E.xe. Clown, tutolys, Discus, and Mephis were present: Why should I carry lies abrou ?

Enter a veroint. Mop. Pray you now, buy it.

Ser. Mafter, there are three carters, three shep. Clo. Come on, lay it by : And let's first see more herds, three neat-herds, three su ine-lends, t'iat Ballads; we'll buy the other things anon. have made themselves all men of hair ; they call

Aut. Here's another ballal, Of a fish, that ap- them: elves, faltiers : and they have a dince, which pear'd upon the coall, on Wednesday the fourfcore the wenches say is a gallim dufry of gambods, becule of April, forty thoutand fathom above water, and they are not in't ; but they themielves are o'tie Yung this ballad against the hard hearts of maids : mind, (if it be not too rough for some, that knul it was thought, she was a woman, and was turu'd little but bowling) it will pleale plentifuily. into a cold filh, for she would not exchange tieth Sbep. Away! we'll none on 't; here has been too with one that lov'd her : The ballad is very piti- much homely fouiery already :- I know, fis, we ful, and as true.

werry you. Der. Is it true too, think you ?

Pol. You weary those that refreih us : Pray, let's Aui. Five justices' hands at it; and witnelles, see these four threes of herdsmen. more than my pack will hold.

Ser. One three of them, by their own report, Clo. Lay it by too : Another.

fir, hath danc'd before the king; and not the wert Ant. This is a merry ballad ; but a very pretty of the three, but jumps twelve foot and a half by

the aquare.


: When bells are at the height, in order to ccase them, the repetition of the strokes hecomes much quicker than before; this is called clamouring thein. 2 Sweei, or persunied gloves, were very faihionable in the age of Elizabeth, and long afterwards. Taudry laces were worn about the ladies breeds, necks, and waitts. 3 1. c, ar lite. 4 1. e. serious. Sie bring out, or produce.

6 kion of hair, are hairy men, or fatyrs. A dance oi satyrs was nu unusual cutertainment in thote times.


Stop. Leave your prating ; since these good men And, daughter, yours.
are pleas'd, let them come in ; but quickly now. Pol. Soft, swain, a while, 'beseech you;
Ser. Why, they itay at door, sir.

Have you a father?
Here a dance of twelve Satyrs.

Flo. I have : But what of him?
Pol. [Mhde.] 0, father, you'll know more of Pol. Knows he of this?
that hereafter.

F%. He neither does, nor shall.
Is it not too far gone -'Tis time to part them. Pol. Methinks, a father
He's simple, and tells much.-How now, fair Is, at the nuptial of his fon, a guest

That best becomes the table. Pray you, once more ;
Your heart is full of something, that doth take Is not your father grown incapable
Your mind from feasting. Sooth, when I was young, Of reatonable affairs? is he not 1tupid

[hear ? And handed love, as you do, I was wont With age, and alcering rheums? Can he speak ? To load my she with knacks: I would have ransack’a Know man from man ? dispute his own eitate ? ? The pedler's filken treasury, and have pour'd it Lies he not bed-rid ? and again does nothing, To her acceptance ; you have let him go, But what he did being childith ? And nothing marted with him: If your lass Flo. No, good sir; Interpretation should abuse; and call this, He has his health, and ampler strength, indeed, Your lack of love, or bounty ; you were straited Than most have of his age. For a reply, at least, if you make a care

Pol. By my white beard, Of happy holding her.

You offer him, if this be so, a wrong Fl. Old fir, I know,

Something unfilial : Reason, my fon She prizes not such trifies as these are :

Should chuse himself a wife; but as good reason,
The gifts, she looks from me, are pack’d, and lock'd, The father (all whose joy is nothing elie
lp in my heart; which I have given already, But fair pofterity) Thould hold some counsel
But not deliver'd.-0, hear me breathe my life In such a business.
Before this ancient fir, who, it should seem,

Flo. I yield all this ;
Hath sometime lov'd : I take thy hand; this hand, But, for some other reasons, my grave fir,
As soft as dove's down, and as white as it; Which 'tis not fit you know, I not acquaint
Or Ethiopian's tooth, or the fann'd snow, My father of this business.
That's bolted by the northern blasts twice o'er. Pol. Let him know't.
Pol. What follows this:

Flo. He thall not.
How prettily the young Iwain seems to wash Pol. Prythee, let him.
The hand, was fair before !--I have put you out :-

Flo. No, he must not.
Bui, to your proteftation ; let me hear

Shep. Let him, my fon; he ihall not need to grieve What you profets.

At knowing of iliy choice. Fb. Do, and be witness to't.

Flo. Come, come, he must not :Pol. And this my neighbour too?

Mark our contract. Fl. And he, and more

Pel. Mark your divorce, young fir, Than he, and men ; the earth, the heavens, and all :

[ Discovering himself. Trady-were I crown'd the most imperial monarch, whom fon I dare not call; thou art tou baie Thereof molt worthy; were I the fairelt youth To-be acknowledg'd : Thou a icepter's heir, Tht ever made eye iwerve; had force, and know- That thus affedi'it aiheep-hook!--Thou old traytor, ledge,

[them, I am sorry, that, by hanging thee, I can but More than was ever man’s — I would not prize Shorten thy life one week.–And thou, fresh piece Wihur her love : for her, employ them all ; Of excellent witchcraft; who, of force, mult know Commend them, and condemn them, to her service, The royal fool thou cop'st with ;-Or to their own perdition.

Sbep. O, my heart !

made Pol. Fairly otier'd.

Pol. I'll have thy beauty scratch'd with briars,and Com. This thews a found affection.

More homely than thy state.For thee, fond boy, Shep. But my daughter,

If I may ever know, thou duft but figh, (never Say you the like to him?

That thou no more thalt never fee this knack, (as Per. I cannot speak

I mcan thou shalt) we'll bar thee from succeifion ; So well, nothing so well; no, nor mean better : Not hold thee of our bloud, no not our kin, By the pattern of mine own thoughts I cut out Far than Deucation off: Mark chou my words; The purity of his.

Follow us to the court.---Thou churl, for this time, Skp. Take hands, a bargain ;

Though full of our displeasure, yet we free thee And, friends unknown, you ihall bear, witness to't: From the dead blow of it-And you, enchantIglie my daughter to him, and will make

ment, Het portion equal his.

Worthy enough a herdíman; yea, him too, Fi. O, tu must be

That makes himielf, but for our honour therein, I the virtue of your daughter : one being dead, Unworthy thee--if ever, henceforth, thou ifhall have more than you can dream of yet ;

These rural latches to his entrance open, Ewuch then for your wonder: But, come on, Or hoop his body more with thy embraces, Contact us 'fore these witnetses.

I will devise a death as cruel for thee, Shop. Come, your hand ;

As thou art tender to it.


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Per. Even here undone!

To this my fair belov'd : Therefore, I pray you, I was not much afeard : for once, or twice, As you have ever been my father's friend, I was about to speak; and tell him plainly,

When he shall miss me, (as, in faithe i mean not The self-fame sun, that thines upon his court, To see him any more) cält your gooi counfels Hides not his visage from our cottage, but Upon his paifion; Let myself, and furtune, Looks on alike.-Wilt please you, fir, be gone? Tug for the time to come. This you may know,

[To Florizel. And so deliver, I am put to sea I told you, what would come of this: 'Beseech you, with her, whom here I cannot hold on thore; Of your own state take care: this dream of mine,- And, most opportune to our need, I have Being now awake, :l'll queen it no inch farther, A vefsel rides fast hy, but not prepard But milk my ewes, and weep.

For this design. What course I mean to hold, Cam. Why, how now, father?

Shall nothing benefit your knowledge, nor Speak, ere thou dieft.

Concern me the reporting.
Shop. I cannot speak, nor think,

Cam, O my lord,
Nor dare to know that which I know.--0, fir, I would your fpirit were easier for advice,

[To Florizel. Or stronger for your need, You have undone a man of fourscore three,

I!.. Hark, Perdita.That thought to fill his grave in quiet; yea, I'll hear you by and by.

[To Camille To die upon the bed my father dy'd,

Cam. [Ahdi.] He's irremoveable, To lie close by his honest bones : but now Retolv'd for fiight : Now were I happy, if Some hangman must put on my throwl, and lay me His going I could frame to serve my turn; Where no priest thovels-in dult:- curied wietch! Save him from danger, do him love and honour ;

[To Perdita Purchase the fight again of dear Sicilia,
That knew'st this was the prince, and u odlit And that unhappy king, my master, whom

I so much thirit to fee.
To mingle faith with him.-Undone! undonc ! F19. Now, good Camillo,
If I might die within this hour, I have livid I am so fraught with curious business, that
To die when I desire.

[Exi:, I leave out ceremony. Flo. Why look you so upon me?

Cum. Sir, I think, I am but forry, not afeard ; delay d,

You bave heard of my poor services, i' the love But nothing alter'd: What I was, lam : That I have borne your father? More straining on, for plucking back ; not following Flo. Very nobly My leash unwillingly.

Have you deserv'd: it is my father's musick,
Cam. Gracious my lord,

To speak your deeds ; not little of his care
You know your father's temper : at this time To have them recompens'd as thought on
He will allow no speech,which, I do guess, Cam. Well, my lord,
You do not purpose to him ;---and as hardly If you may please to think I love the king;
Will he endure your fight as yet, I feur :

And, through him, what is nearest to him, which is Then, 'till the fury of his highness lettle,

Your gracious felf; enibrace but my direction, Come not before him.

(If your more ponderous and settled project Flo. I not purpose it.

May futter alteration) on mine honour, I think, Camillo.

I'll point you where you shall have such reCam. Even he, my lord.

ceiving Per. How often have I told you, 'twould be thus? As shall become your highness; where you may How often said, my dignity would lait

Enjoy your mistress ; from the whom, I fee, But 'till 'twere known !

There's no disjunction to be made, but by Flo. It cannot fail, but by

(As heavens forefend !) your ruin : Marry her; The violation of my faith; And then

And (with my belt endeavours in your absence) Let nature cruh the fidcs o' the earth together, Your discontenting father I'll itrive to quality, And mor the secds within ! ---Lift up thay looks :- And bring him up to liking. From my luccellion wipe me, futh.ci! I

Ilo. How, Camillo, Am heir to my ajfection.

May this, almost a miracle, be done? Cam. Be advis'd..

That I may call thee something more than man, Flo. I am ; and by my fancy 2 : if my reason And, after that, trust to thee. Will ther to be obed'ent, I have reafun;

Cam. Have you thought on
Ii not, my iemes, butter pleased with madness, A place, whereto you'll go ?
Lo bid it welcome.

Fio. Not any yet :
Cam. This is desperate, fir.

But as the unthought-on accident is guilty
Flo. So call it: but it dues fulfil my vow; To what we wildly do ; fo ke profess
I needs must think it honcity. Camill”, Ourselves to be the Naves of chance, and fies
Not for Bohemia, ror the pomp that may of every wind that blows.
Be thereat glean'd; for all the fun iees, or

Com. Then litt to me : The clole earth wombs, or the profound sea hides This follows,---if you will not change your purpose, In unknown fachuins, will I break nay out But undergo this flight ;-Make for Sicilia ;

1. This part of the priest's oifice was noi leli off till the reign of Edward VI.

2 i. c. love.


And there present yourself, and your fair princess, That you may know you hall not want,--one (For so, I see, she must be) 'fore Leontes ;


[They talk aside. She ihail le habited, as it becomes

Enter Autolycus. The partner of your bed. Methinks, I see Aut. Ha, ha ! what a fool honesty is! and trust, Leontes, opening his free arms, and weeping his sworu brother, a very simple gentleman! I His welcomes forth : asks thee, the fon, forgiveness, have sold all my trumpery; not a counterfeit itone, As 'twere .i' the father's person : kifles the hands not a ribbon, glass, pomander 3, brooch, tables Of your fresh princess: o'er and o'er diviưes him book, ballad, knife, tape, glove, shoe-tve, bracelet, 'Twixt his unkindness and his kindnels; the one horn-ring, to keep my pack from fanting : they He chides to hell, and bids the other grow, throng who should buy first; as if my trinkets Faster than thought, or time.

had been hallowed, and brought a benediction 10 Fls. Worthy Camillo,

the buyer : by which means, I saw whose purse What colour for my visitation shall I

was beft in picture; and, what I saw, to my good Hold up before him ?

use, I remember'd. My clown (who wants but Cam. Sent by the king your father

something to be a reasonable man) grew to in lore To greet him, and to give him comforts. Sir, with the wenches' song, that he would not ftir his The manner of your bearing towards him, with pettitues, till he had both tune and words; which What you, as from your father, Thall deliver, 1o drew the rest of the herd to me, that all their Things known betwixt us ihree, I'll write you down: other senses stuck in cars : you might have pinch'd The which thall point you forth, at every fitting ', a placket 4, it was senseless z 'twas nothing, to geid What you must say; that he shall not perceive, a codpiece of a purse; I would have filed keys off, But that you have your father's bosom there, that hung in chains: no hearing, no feeling, but And speak his very heart.

my fir's fong, and admiring the nothing of it. So Flo. I am bound to you :

that, in this time of lethargy, I pickd and cut most There is some sap in this.

of their festival purses: and had not the old man Cam. A course more promising

come in with a whoo-bub against his daughter and Than a wild dedication of yourselves

the king's fon, and scar'd my choughs from the Tounpoh'd waters, undream'd thores; most certain, chaff, I had not left a puríe alive in the whole army. To miferies enough: no hope to help you ;

[Camillo, Florizel and Perditi, come forward. But, as you shake off one, to take another: Cam. Nay, but my letters by this means being Nothing to certain, as your anchors; who So soon as you arrive, shall clear that doubt. (there Do their best oifice, if they can but stay you

Flo. And those that you'll procure from king Where you'll be loth to be : Besides, you know, Cam. Shall jatisiy your father, (Leontes, Prosperity's the very bond of love ;

Per. Happy be you!
Whole fresh complexion and whose heart together All, that you speak, shews fair.
Affliction alters.

Cam. Who have we here :-- [Seeing Autolycus, Per. One of these is true :

We'll make an instrument of this; omit 1 think, affliction may fubdue the check, Nothing, may give us aid. But not take in 2 the mind.

Aut. If they have over-heard me now,--why Cam. Yea, fay you fo? (years, hanging

[nder There shall not, at your father's house, there leyen Cam. How now, good fellow? Why ikakest Be born another such.

thou so: Fear not, man; here's no harm intended Flo. My good Camillo,

to thee. She is as forward of her breeding, as

Aut. I am a poor fellow, fir. She is i' the rear of birth.

Cam. Why, be so ftill; here's nobody will f. al Ca. I cannot say, 'tis piry

that from thee: Yet, for the outhde of thy poverty, She lacks initrictions; for the seems a mistress we must make an exchange : therefore, difcale To most that teach.

thee instantly, (thou mult think, there's necuility Per. Your pardon, sir, for this ;

Jin't) and change garments with this genıleman : I'll bluth you thanks.

Though the pennyworth, on his frue, be the worst, Ilo. My prettiest Perilica

yet hold thee, there's some s boot. But, oh, the thorus ve stand upon Camillo, sivt. I am a pour fillow, fir:---I know ye well Prelerver of my father, now of me;

enough, The medicin of our house !--how shall we do? Com. Nay, proythee, dispatch: 'the gentleman is We are not furniih'd like Bohemia's fon ;

half fiead already. Nor ihall appear in Sicily

dut. Are you in earnest, firi-I smell the tick C:17. My lord,

of it.

[de. Fear none of this: I think, you know, my fortunes Flo. Dispatch, I prythee. Do all lie there : it fall be so my care

Aut. Indeed, I have had earneft; but I cannot To have you royally appointed, as if

with conicience take it. The scene, you play, were mine. For instance, fir, Cam. Unbuckle, unbuckle. ? The council-days, in our author's time, were called, in common speech, the firrings,

2 i. e. subduc or overcome.

3 A pomanier was a little bil made of perfomes, and worn in the pukei, or about the neck, to prevent infection in times of pigu.

4 Macket is pro; erly the opening in a woman's petticoat, si, e. some profis, sometis ng orer and stove.


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