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Cleo. Not at all, good Lady : You might have spoke a thousand things, that would Have done the time more, benefit, and grac'd Your kindness better.!
Paul. You are one of those,
Dio. If you would not so,
Paul. There is none worthy, s
1 Than to rejoice, the former Than to rejoice the former Oileen? Queen' is 'WELL ?) - The
'THIS WILL. speaker is here giving reasons What, says the speaker, ean be why the King Tould marry a more holy motive to a new again. One reason is, pity to the choice, than that it will glad the State ; another, regard to the spirit of the former Queen ? for continuance of the royal family; she was of fo excellent a dispoand the third, comfort and con- firion, that the happiness of the solation to the King's afli&ion.. King and Kingdom, to be proAll hitherto is plain, and becom- cured by it, wiil give her exing a Privy-counsellor. But now treme pleasure. The poet goes comes in, what he calls, a boly upon the general opinion, that argument for it, and that is a re- the spirits of the happy in the joicing that the farmer Queen is other world are concerned for well and at reft. To make this the condition of their surviving argument of force, we must con- friends. WARBURTON. clude that the speaker went upon This emendation is one of this opinion, that a widower can those of which many may be never heartily rejoice that his made ; it is such as we may wish former wife is at rest, till he has the authour had chofen, but
Without doubt which we cannot prove that he Skakespeare wrote,
did chuse ; the reasons for it are What were more holy, plausible, but not cogent.
Respecting her that's gone. Besides, the Gods
[To the King
Leo. Good Paulina,
Paul, And left them
Leo. Thou speak'st truth:
? In the old copies,
fupporting. The flight Change, would make ber sainted I have made, cures both : and, Spirit
surely, 'tis an improvement to Again possess her Corps, and on the Sentiment for the King to tbis Stage
fay, that Paulina and he offended Where we Offenders now ap- his dead Wife's Ghost with the pear) foul-vext.
Subject of a fecond Match ; raAnd begin, &c.] 'Tis obvious, ther than in general Terms ta that the Grammar is defective; call themselves Offenders, Sinners. and the Sense consequently wants
And begin, Why to me?
power, She had just cause.
Leo. She had, and would incense me To murder her I married.
Paul. I should fo,
Leg. Stars, stars,
Paul. Will you swear
Leo. Never, Paulina ; so be bless'd my spirit !
Paul. Unless another,
Cleo. Good Madam, pray, have done.
Paul. Yet, if my Lord will marry. If you will, Sir;
Leo. My true Paulina,
• To affront, is to meer.
Gent. One that gives out himself prince Florizel,
Leo. What with him ? he comes not
Gent. But few,
Leo. His Princess, say you, with him?
Gent. Yes, the most peerless piece of earth, I think, That e'er the sun shone bright on.
Paul. Oh Hermione, As every present time doth boast itself Above a better, gone ; so must thy grave; Give way to what's feen now. Sir, you yourself? Have faid, and writ fo ; (but your writing now Is colder than that theme) she had not been, Nor was fe to be equalld; thus your verse Flow'd with her beauty once ; 'tis shrewdly ebb’d, To say, you've seen a better. • Gent. Pardon, Madam; The one I have almost forgot, (your pardon) The other, when she has obtain’d your eye, Will have your tongue too. This is a creature, Would she begin a sect, might quench the zeal Of all professors else, make profelytes Of who she but bid follow.
Sir, you yourself To relates not to what precedes, Have said, and writo;-) but to what follows, that he had The reader muft obferve, that not been qualld.
Paul. How? not women?
Gent. Women will love her, that she is a woman
· Leo. Go, Cleomines ;
[Exit Cleomines. Bring them to our embracement. Still 'tis strange He thus should steal upon us.
Paul. Had our Prince,
Leo. Pr’ythee, no more; cease; thou know'ft,
Enter Florizel, Perdita, Cleomines, and others.
Your mother was most true to wedlock, Prince,
Were I but twenty-one,
life Once more to look on.