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honest man neither to his father, nor to me, to go Come home to you !--you must retire yourself about to make me the king's brother-in-law. Into some covert ; take your sweet-heart's hat, Clo. Indeed, brother-in-law was the fartheft off And pluck it o'er your brows; muffle your face; you could have been to him; and then your blood Dismantle you ; and as you can, dilliken had been the dearer, by I know how much an The truth of your own leeming : that you may (For I do fear eyes over you) to thip-board Aut. Very wisely; puppies !
[Ahde. Get undeícry'd.
Shep. Well ; let us to the king; there is that Per. I fee, the play so lies,
in this farthel, will make him scratch his heard. That I must bear a part.
Aut. I know not, what impediment this comCuam. No remedy.
plaint may be to the flight of my matter. Have you done there?
Cl. 'Pry heartily, he be at palace. Flo. Should I now meet my father,
riut. Though I am not naturally tionest, I am so He would not call me fon.
sometimes by clunce:---Let me pocket up my Cam. Nay, you 1hall have no hat :
pedier's excrement !, ---How now, rusticks? whiCome, lady, come.--Farewel, my friend. ther are vou bound? Aut. Adieu, fir.
Sbep. To the palace, an it like your worship. Flo. O Perdita, what have we twain forgot? Aul. Your attirs there? what? with whom ? Pray you, a word.
the condition of that fathel, the place of your Camn. What I do next, shall be, to tell the king dwelling, your names, your ages, of what having,
[-1ide. breeding, and any thing that is fitting to be known, Of this escape, and whither they are bound ; discover. Wherein my hope is, I shall so prevail,
Clo. We are but plain fellows, fir. To force him after : in whole company
Hut. A lie; you are rough and hairy: Let me I shall review Sicilia ; for whule light
have no lying; it becomes none but tradesmen, and I have a woman's longing.
they often give us foldiers the lie: but we pay them Flo. Fortune tpeed us !
for it with itamped coin, not Itabbing 1teel; thereThus we set 00, Camillo, to the sea-side.
fore they do not give us the lie. Cam. The iwifter fpeer', the better.
Clo. Your worship had like to have given us one, [Exeunt Flo. Per. and Cam. if you had not taken yourself with the manner. Aut. I understand the business, I hear it: To Shep. Are you a courtier, an't like you, lir? have an open ear, a quick eye, and a nimble hand, Jul. Whether it like me, or no, I am a courtier. is necetiary for a cut-purse ; a good nole is requi- See'st thou not the air of the court, in these enfoldfite alfo, to imell out work for the other fentes. Ting? hath not my gait in it, the measure of the I fee, this is the time that the unjuft man doth court i recere, not thy nofe court •odour from me! thrive. What an excine hai this been, without retet I not on thy batenets, court-contempt! boot? what a boot is here, with this exchange Thonklt thou, for tlut intimuate, or toze 2 from Sure, the gods do this vear connive at us, and welche tv buímeis, I am thereíore no courtier? I am may do any thing extimpuri. The prince humfe!f courtier, car-1-pe, and one that will either puth is about a piece of iniquiry; itealing away from his on, or plus k back thy bulineis there : whereupon I father, with his clog at his heels: If I thought command thee to open thy aftar. it were not a piece of honetty to acjliaint the king Shop. Niy hunnets, fir, is to the king. withal, I would do't: I hold it the more knavery Aut. Whit advoc :te haft thou to hun? to conceal it; and therein am I constant to my pro Siip. I know not, an't like you. ferion.
Cits Advocate's the court-Word for a pheasant ; Enter Cloun and Sbeplerd.
my, you have none. Afde, aside;-here's more matter for a hot bruin: Skop. None, fır; I have no pheasant, cock, not Every lume's end, every hop, church, feffion, lang- hen. ing, yiel is a careful man work.
cut. How bless u are we, that are not imple men! Clo. See, fee; what a man you are now! there Yet nature might have made me as theie are, is no other way, but to tell the king the's a change- Therefore I will not disdain. ling, and none of your fieth and blood.
Cio. This cannot be but a great courtier. Shep. Nay, but hear me,
Shep. His garments are rich, but he wears them Cio. Nay, but hear ine.
not handsomely. Skep. Go to then.
Clo. He seems to be the more noble in being fanGto. She being none of vour Peth and blood, taftical: a great man, I'll warrant; I know, by the your flesh and blood has not ofiended the king; picking on 's teeth. indl, to, your fieth and blood is not to be puniha cius. The farthel there? what's i' the farthel ? by him. Shew those things you found about her; Wherefore that box? those secret things, all but what the bas with her: Sbt: Sir, there lics such secrets in this furthel, This being done, let the law so wlntie, I watant and box, winch none mut know but the king; yoll.
and which he ihall know within this hour, it I Sh.p. I will tell the king all, every word, yea, may conie to the speech of himn. and his son's pranks tow; who, 1 may tay, is no dul. Aze, thou hast lust thy labour.
1 That is, prdlei's beard. 2 Tu leuze, or tuil, is to discatan le wool or flax. It here iinplies, to raw out by importunity.
Shop Why, fir?
stubborn bear, yet he is oft led by the nose with ca. The king is not at the palace : he is gone gold: thew the inside of your purse to the outside aboard a new ship to purge melancholy, and air of his hand, and no more ado: Remember, ston'd, himself: For, if thou be'st capable of things fe- and Hay'd alive. rious, thou must know, the king is full of grief. Shep. An't please you, sir, to undertake the busi
Slip. So 'tis faid, fir; about his fon, that should ness for us, here is that gold I have: I'll make it as have marijed a shepherd's daughter.
much more; and leave this young man in pawn, 'till out. If that shepherd be not in hand-falt, let him I bring it you. Sy; the curfcs he thall have, the tortures he thall Hut. After I have done what I promised? feel, will break the back of man, the heart of Shep. A;', fir. montter.
Aut. Well, give me the moiety:-Are you a Cls. Think you so, sir?
party in this butinefs ? dut. Not he alone shall suffer what wit can Cl. In some fort, fir: but though my case be a make heavy, and vengeance bitter ; but those that pitiful one, I hope I Thall not be fiay'd out of it. are germane to him, though removed fifty times, Hut. On, that's the cale of the shepherd's fon : thall all come under the hangman: which, though Hang him, he'll be made an example. it be great pity, yet it is neceliary.
An old theep
Clo. Comfort, good comfort : We must to the whistling rogue, a ram-tender, to offer to have his king, and thew our 1trange rights : he must know, daughter come into grace! Some say, he thall be 'tis none of your daughter, nor my filter; we are stomat; but that death is too soft for him, fay 1: gone else.—Sir, I will give you as much as this Draw our throne into a theep-cote! all deaths are old man does, when the business is perform'd; too few, the Tharpelt too easy.
and remain, as he says, your pawn, 'till it be C!;. Has the old man e'er a fon, sir, do you hear, brought you. an't like you, fir?
Aui. I will trust you. Walk before toward the ciu. He has a son, who shall be Aay'd alive ; sea-side ; go on the right hand; I will but look then, 'nointed over with honey, set on the head of upon the hedge, and follow you. a waip's nest; then stand, till be be three quarters Clo. We are bless'd in this man, as I may fay, and a dram dead : then recover'd again with aqua- even bless'd. vitæ, or some other hot infusion: then, raw as he Sbep. Let's before, as he bids us : he was provi. is, and in the hottest day prognostication proclaims", ded to do us good. [Exeunt Shep. and Clo. thall he be set against a brick-wall, the sun look Aut. If I had a mind to be honest, I see, fortune ing with a southward eye upon him ; where he is would not fuller me; the drops booties in my to behold him, with fljes blown to death. But mouth. I am courted now with a double occasion; what talk we of these traitorly rascais, whose mi- gold, and a means to do the prince my matter good; feries are to be smild at, their offences being so which, who knows how that may turn back to my capital ? Tell me, (for you seem to be honest plain advancement ? I will bring these two moles, these men) what you have to the king: being fomething blind ones, aboard him : if he think it fit to thore gerlily connder'd?, I'll bring you where he is them again, and that the complaint they have to the aboard, tender your persons to his presence, whis. king concerns him nothing, let him call me, rogue, per him in your behalfs; and, if it be in man, be- for being so far ofticious; for I am proof against fides the king, to effect your suits, here is man hall that title, and what shame else belongs to't : To
him will I present them, there may be mälter in it. Gle. He seems to be of great authority: close with
(Exit. him, give him gold; and though Authority be a
STR, you have done enough, and have per- Un ote by one, you weuded all the world,
That heirless it hath made my kingdom ; and
Deltroy'd the sweet'st companion, that e'er man
Bred his hopes out of. Inter Lzentes, Cleomenes, Dion, Paulina, and Servants.
Prul. True, too true, my lord : Cie. formid
Or, from the all that are, took , A frint-like forrow' : no fault could you make, To make a perfect woman ; she, you killid, Wh.ch you have not redeen'd; indeed, paid down Would be unparalleld. More penitence, than done tretpats : At the latt, Lxa. I think so. Kill'd ? 1, the heavens have done ; forget your evil; She I kill'd ? I did so : but thou strik'it me With them, forgive yourself.
Sorely, to say I did ; it is as bitter (110w, La. Whilft I remember
Upon thy tongue, as in my thought: Now, good Her, and her virtues, I cannot forget
Say so but seldom. My biemishes in them ; and so still think of Cle. Not at all, good lady: The wrong I did myself : which was so much, You might have ipoke a thousand things, that would
"That is, the hottest day foretold in the almanack. 2 The meaning is, “ If you will give me "a tonaderation or bribe worthy of a gentleman, I'll bring you, &c.”
Have done the time more benefit, and grac'd
Pzul. Unless another, Your kindness better.
As like Hermjonc as is her picture, Paul. You are one of those,
Affront' his eye. Would have him wed again.
Cle. Good madam, I have done. Dio. If you would not so,
Poul. Yet, if my lord will marry,—if you will, sır; You pity not the Itate, nor the remembrance No remedy, but you will ; give me the office Of his most sovereign name ; confider little, To chuse you a queen : (ne shall not be fo young What dangers, by his highness' fail of inue, As was your former ; but the shall be such, May drop upon his kingdom, and devpur As, walk'd your first queen's ghoft, it should take joy Incertain lookers on. What were more holy, To see her in your arms. Than to rejoice, the former queen is well ?
Leo. My true Paulina, What holier, than--for royalty's repair,
We shall not marry, 'till thou bid'it us. For present comfort, and for future good,
Paul. That To bless the bed of majesty again
Shall be, when your first queen's again in breath ; With a sweet fellow tu't ?
Never till then. Paul. There is none worthy,
Enter a Gentleman. Respecting her that's gone. Besides, the gods Gent. One that gives out himself prince Florizel, Will have fulfill'd their secret purposes :
Son of Polixenes, with his princess, (the For has not the divine Apollo faid,
The faireft I have yet beheld) defires Is 't not the tenour of his oracle,
Access to your high presence.
Leo. What with him? he comes not
'Tis not a visitation fram’d, but forc'd
[To the king. Gent. Ay; the most peerless piece of earth, I The crown will find an heir : Great Alexander
think, Left his to the worthieft ; fo his succellor That e'er the sun shone bright on. Was like to be the best.
Paul. Oh Hermione, Leo. Good Paulina,
As every present time doth boast itself Who haft the memory of Hermione,
Above a bctter, gone ; so must thy grave I know, in honour,-0, that ever I
Give way to what's seen now. Sir, you yourself Had squar'd me to thy counsel! then, even now, Have said, and writ fo ; but your writing now I might have look'd upon my queen's full eyes ; Is colder than that theme: She had not been, Hare taken treasure from her lips,
Nor was not to be equall'd, thus your verse Paul. And left them
Flow'd with her beauty once; 'uis shrewdly ebb’d, More rich, for what they yielded.
To say, you have seen a better. Leo. Thou speak'st truth.
Gent. Pardon, madam : No more such wives; therefore, no wife; one worse, The one I have almost forgot ; (vour pardon) And better usd, would make her sainted spirit The other, when she has obtain’d your eye, Aguin poliefs her corps ; and, on this itage, Will have your tongue too. This is a creature, (Where we offend her now) appear soul-vext, Would she begin a sect, might quench the zeal And begin, “ Why to me?"
Of all professors elle; make profelytes Paul. Had the such power,
Of who she but bid follow. She had just such cause.
Paul. How? not women? Leo. She lead, and would incense me
Geni. Women will love her, that she is a woman To murder her I married.
More worth than any man; men, that she is
The rarest of all women.
[Exit Cleciyepes. Shou'd rift to hear me ; and the words that follow'd bring them to our embracement.--Still 'tis strange, Should be, “ Remember mine."
He thus should steal upon us. Leo. Stars, stars,
Paul. Had our prince And all cyes else, ciend coals !---fear thou no wife, Jewel of children) seen this hour, he had pair'd I'll have no wife, Paulina.
Well with this lord; there was not a full month Paul. Will you swear
Between their births. Never to marry, but by my free leave ?
Lco. Pr’ythee, to more ; cease; thou know'd, Leo. Never, Paulina ; fo be bless'd my spirit ! He dies to me again, when talk'd of . sure, Paul. Then, good my lords, bear witness to his When I shall see this gentleman, thy speeches Oath.
Will bring me to consider that, which may Cl.. You tempe him over-much.
Unfurnith me of reason. They are come. ! Affront here signiñes to meet,
Enter Firizel, Perdita, Cleomenes, and orbers, Pohemia greets you from himself, by me;
(His dignity and duty both cast off) Conceiving you: Were I hut twenty-one, Fled from his father, from his hopes, and with Your father's image is so hit in you,
A thepherd's daughter. His very air, that I should call you brother,
Leo. Where's Bohemia? speak. As I did him ; and speak of something, wildly Lord. Here in your city; I now came from him: Be us perform'd before. Most dearly welcome! I speak 2mazedly; and it becomes And your fair princess, goddess !--, alas ! My marvel, and my mellage. To your court I loita couple, that 'twixt heaven and earth Whiles he was haltning, (in the chare, it leems, Might thus have stood, begetting wonder, as Of this fair couple) meets he on the way You, gracious couple, do! and then I lost The father of this seeming lady, and (All mine own fully) the society,
Her brother, having both their country quitted Amity too, of your brave father; whom, With this young prince. Thrugh bearing misery, I desire my life
Flo. Camillo has betray'd me; One more to look on.
Whose honour, and whole honesty, till now, Fis. Sir, by his command
Endur'd all weathers. Have I here touch'd Sicilia ; and from him
Lord. Lay 't so, to his charge; Give you ali greetings, that a king, at friend, He's with the king your father. Cin lend his brother: and, but infirmity (seiz'd Leo. Who Camillo? ("th.ch waits upon worn times) hath something Lord. Camillo, sir ; 1 spake with him; who now His with d abilicy, he had himself
Has these poor men in question. Never saw I The lis and waters 'r wixt your throne and his Wretches to quake: they kneel, they kiss the earth; durdur'', to lusk upon you; whom he loves Forswear themielves as often as they speak : (ile bude ne luy tv) more than all the scepters, Bohemia stops his ears, and threatens them And those that bear them, living.
With divers deaths in death. Ls. Oh, m; brother!
Per. Oh, my poor father !(Gurigentieinn, the wrongs I have done thee, stir The heaven set, ipies upon us, will not have Anrih ivit in me; and thete thy offices,
Our contract cclebratcu. So rarely kind, are as interpreters
L:0. You are marry'ú.
The odds for tigh and low's alike.
Flo. She is,
IVhen once the is
wife. Sie came from Libya.
Leo. That once, I fee, by your good father's speed, Leo. Where the warlike Smalos,
Will come on very slowly. I am forry,
Your choice is not so rich in worth as beauty,
Reinember since you ow'd no more to tiine Not only my success in Libya, fir,
Than I do now : with thought of such affections, Put my arrival, and my wife's, in fufety
Step furth mine advocate ; at your request, Here, where we are.
My father will grant precious things, as trifles. Les. The ble:sed gods
Leo. Would he do so, I'd beg your precious Purge all infection from our air, whilst you Which he counts but a trifle.
[mistress, Do climate here! You have a holy father,
Paul. Sir, my liege, A graeful gentleman; against whole person, Your eye hath too much youth in't: not a month So lacred as it is, I have done sin:
'Fore your queen dy'd, she was more worth such For which the heavens, taking angry note, Than what you look on now.
[gazes Have left me itsue-less; and your father's bless d Leo. thought of her, (As he from heaven merits it) with you,
Even in these looks I made.-- But your petition Worthy his goodness. What might I have been,
[To Florizel. Migta 1 a fon and daughter now have look'd on, Is yet unanswer'd: I will to your fatlier ; Such goodly things as you ?
Your honour not o'erthrown by your desires,
I am friend to them and you : upon which errand Lord. Moft noble fır,
I now go toward him ; therefore follow me, Thil, which I Thall report, will bear no credit, And mark what way I make : Come, good my lord. Were not the proof to nigh. Please you, great sir,
(Exeia?.50 That is, in high defçent.
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with clipping 'her; now he thanks the old thepe The same.
herd, which stands by, like a weather-beaten Enter Autolycus, and a Genol.77.. conduit of many king's reigns. I never heard of Aur. 'Beseech you, sir, were you present at this such another encounter, which lames report to relation?
follow it, and undoes description to do it. i Gent. I was by at the opening of the farthel, 2 Gent. What, pray you, became of Antigonus, heard the old shepherd deliver the manner how he that carry'd hence the child ? found it: whereupon, after a little amazedness, we 3 Gent. Like an old tale ftill; which will have were all commanded out of the chamber: only matters to rehearse, though credit be asleep, and this, methought, I heard the ihepherd say, he not an ear open : He was torn to pieces svith a found the child.
bear ; this avouches the shepherd's son ; who has Aut. I would most gladly know the issue of it. not only his innocence (which seems much) in jus
i Gere. I make a broken delivery of the busi- tify him, but a handkerchief, and rings, of his, ness ;---But the changes I perceiv'd in the king, that Paulina knows. and Camillo, were very notes of admiration : they i Gent. What became of his bark, and his folseem'd álmott, with faring on one another, to lowers ? tear the cases of their eyes ; there was speech in 3 Geni. Wreck'd, the same instant of their their dumbness, language in their very gesture; master's death; and in the view of the shepherd: they look’d, as they had heard of a world ran- so that all the instruments, which aided to expose som'd, or one destroy'd: A notable passion of the child, were even then luft, when it was found. wonder appear'd in them : but the wiseft beholder But, oh, the noble combat, that, 'twixt joy and that knew no more but seeing, could not say if forrow, was fought in Paulina! She had one eye the importance were joy, or sorrow ; but in the declin’d for the loss of her husband ; another eleextremity of the one, it must needs be.
vated that the oracle was fulfill'd : She lifted the Enter a ferond Gentleman.
princess from the earth; and so locks her in em, Here comes a gentieman, that, happily, knows bracing, as if the would pin her to her heart, that more : The news, Rogero?
The might no more be in danger of losing. 2 Gent. Nothing but bonfires : The Oracle is i Gent. The dignity of this act was worth the audifultilld; the king's daughter is found : such a deal ence of kings and princes ; for by such was it acted. of wonder is broken out within this hour, that
3 Gent. One of the prettiest touches of all, and ballad-makers cannot be able to express it. that which angled for mine eves, (caught the water, Enter a thirit Gentleman.
though not the fish) was, when at the relation of Here comes the lady Paulina’s steward, he can de- the queen's death, with the manner how she came liver you more.--How goes it now, fir! this to it, (bravely confess’d, and lamented by the news, which is call'd true, is so like an old tale, king) how attentiveness wounded his daughter : that the verity of it is in strong fufpicion : Has 'till, from one sign of dolour to another, the did, the king found his heir ?
with an alas! I would fain fuy, bleed tears; for, 3 Gent. Mott true ; if ever truth were pregnant I am sure, my heart wept blood. Who was by circumstance: that, which you hear, yon'll most marble there , chang 'd colour ; some fwoonfwear you see, there is such unity in the proofs. ed, all sorrowed : if all the world could have seen The mandle of queen Hermione ;-her jewel about it, the woe had been universal. the neck of it ;--the letters of Antigonus, found i Gent. Are they returned to the court ? with it, which they know to be his character ; 3 Gent. No: The princess hearing of her mo. the majesty of the creature, in resemblance of the ther's statue, which is in the keeping of Paulina,mother ;--the affection of nobleness, which nature a piece many years in doing, and now newly perThew's above her breeding --and many other evi-form'd by that rare Italian matter, Julio Romano ; dences, proclaim her, with all cert..inty, to be the who, had he hin self eternity, and could put king's daughter. Did you see the meeting of the breath into his work, would beguile nature of her two kings?
custom 4, so perfectly he is her ape : he so near 2 Gert. No.
to Hermione hath done Hermione, that, they say, 3 Gent. Then have you loft a fight, which was one would speak to her, and stand in hope of anto be seen, cannot be spoken of. There might iwer : thither, with all greediness of affection, are you have beheld one joy crown another; so, and they gone; and there they intend to sup. in such manner, that, it seem'd, forrow wept to 2 Gent. I thought, she had some great matter take leave of them ; for their joy waded in tears. there in hand; for the hath privately, twice or There was cafting up of eves, holdior up of hands; thrice a day, ever since the death of Hermione, with countenance of such distraction, that they visited that removed house. Shall we thither, and were to be known by garment, not by favour. with our company piece the rejoicing ? Our king, being ready to leap out of himielf for i Gent. Who would be thence, that has the bejoy of his found daughter; as if that joy were now nefit of access ? every wink of an eye, some new become a loss, cries, Ob, tly mother, tly nother! grace will be born : our absence makes us unthrifty then aiks Bohemia forgiveneis ;, then embraces his to our knowledge. Let's along. Exeunt. fon-in-law; then agam worries he his daughter, Aut. Now, had I not the dath of my former
i That is, embracing her. 2 i. c. molt infenfible, or petrified with wonder. 3 i. e. inmortality. 4 i. e. of her tradı, - would draw her cuítomers from her.