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Clown. (ome on, strike up.

Clown. If I were not in love with Mopea, thou Dor. Mopsa must be your inistress : marry, garlic, shouldst take no money of me; but being en To mend her kissing with.-

thrall’d as I am, it will also be the bondage of Mop. Now, in good time!

certain ribands and gloves. Clown. Not a word, a word ; we stand upon our Mop. I was promised them against the feast ; but manners.

they come not too late now. Come, strike up.

[Music. Dor. He hath promised you more than that, or

there be liars. Here a Dance of Shepherds and Shepherdesses.

Mop. He hath paid you all he promised you; Pol. Pray, good shepherd, what

may be, he has paid you more ; which will shame Fair swain is this, which dances with your daugh- you to give him again. ter?

Clown. Is there no manners left among maids! Shep. They call him Doricles; and he boasts

Will they wear their plackets, where they should himself

bear their faces? Is there not milking time, when To have a worthy feeding. : but I have it

you are going to bed, or kiln-hole , to whistle off Upon his own report, and I believe it ;

these secrets; but you must be tittle-tattling beHe looks like sooth 1: He says, he loves my fore all our guests ? Tis well they are whisperiag: daughter;

clemour your tonguest, and not a word nie. I think so too ; for never gazed the moon

Mop. I have done. Come, you promised me a Upon the water, as he'll stand and read,

tawdry lace and a pair of sweet gioves. As 'twere my daughter's eyes ; and, to be plain, Cloron. Have I not told thee, how I was cozen'd I think, there is not half a kiss w choose,

by the way, and lost all my money? Who loves another best.

Aut. And, indeed, Sir, there are cozenérs abroad; Pol. She dances featly i.

therefore it behoves men to be wary: Shep. So she dves any thing, though I report it, Clown. Fear not thou, m", thou shalt lose no That should be silent: if young Doricles

thing here. Do light ipon her, she shall bring him that

Aut. I hope so, Sir; for I have about me many Which he not dreams of.

parcels of charge.

Clown. What hast here? Ballade ?
Enter a SERVANT.

Mop. Pray now, buy some: I love a ballad in Serv. O master, if you did but hear the pedler at print, a'-life ; for then we are sure they are true. the door, you would never dance again after a

Aut. Here's one, to a rery doleful tune, Hova tabor and pipe ; no, the bagpipe could not move usurer's wife was brought to bed of twenty money. you: he sings several tunes, faster than you'll tell bags at a burden; and how she long'd to eat adders inoney; he utters them as he had eaten ballads,

heads, and toads carbonadoed. and all inen's ears grew to his tunes.

Mop. Is it true, think you? Cloun. He could never come better : he shall

Aut. Very true, and but a month old. come in: I love a ballad but even too well; it it

Dor. Bless me from marrying a usurer! be doleful matter, merrily set down, or a very Aut. Here's the midwife's name to't, one mistress pleasant thing indeed!, and sung lamentably. Taleporter; and tive or six honest wives' that were

Serv. He hath songs, for man, or woman, of all present: Why should I carry lies abroad! sizes ; no milliner can so fit his customers with

Mop. 'Pray you now, buy it. gloves : he has the prettiest love songs for maids ; Clown. Come on, lay it by: and let's first see so without bawdry, which is strange; with such more ballads; we'll buy the other things anon. delicate burdens of dildos and fadings : jump her Aut. Here's another ballad, Of a fish, that ap and thump her; and where some stretch-mouth'd

pear'd upon the coast, on Wednesday the four rascal would, as it were, mean mischief, and break

score of April, forty thousand fathom alove water, foul gap into the matter, he makes the maid to

and sung this ballad against the hard hearts of answer, Whoop, do me no harm, good man ; puts him maids : it was thought, she was a woman, and was off, slights him, with Whoop, do me no harm, good torn'd into a cold fish, for she would not exchange

nesh with one tkat loved her: the ballad is very Pol. This is a brave fellow.

pititul, and as true. Clown. Believe me, thou talkest of an admirable

Dor. Is it trae too, think you? conceited fellow. Has he any unbraider wares g? Aut. Five justices' hands at it; and witnesses, Serv. He liath ribands of all the colours i thie

more than my pack will hold. rainbow; points, more than all the lawyers in Bo- Clown. Lay it by too: another. hemia can learnedly handle, though they come to Aut. This is a merry ballad : but a very pretty him by the gross ; inkles !, caddisses !, cambrics, one. lawns : why, he sings then over, as they were Mop. Let's have some merry ones. gods or goddesses; you would think, a smock were

Aut. Why, this is a passing merry one : and goes a she angel; he so chants to the sleeve-hand, and

to the tune of, Tuo maids wooing a man: there's the work about the square on't t.

scarce a maid westward, but she sings it; 'uis in Clown. Pr'ythce bring him in; and let him ap

request, I can tell you. proach singing,

Mop. We can both sing it; if thou'lt bear a part, Per. Forewarn him that he use no scurrilous

thou shalt hear ; 'tis in three parts. words in his tunes.

Dor. We had the tune on't a month ago. Clown. You have of these pedlers, that have Aut. I can bear my part; you must know, 'tis my more in 'em than you'd think, sister.

occupation : have at it with you. Per. Ay, good brother, or go about to think. Enter AUTOLYCUS, singing,

SONG. Laun, as white as driven snow ;

Aut. Get you hence, for I must go; Cyprus, black as e'er was crore ;

Where, it fits not you to know. Gloves, as sweet as damask roses ;

Dor. Whither ? Mop. O, whither ? Dor. Ihither! Masks for faces, and for noses ;

Mop. It becomes thy oath full well, Bugle bracelet, necklace-amber,

Thou to me thy secrets tell: Perrume for a lady's chumher #1:

Dor. Me too, let me go thither. Golden quoiss, and stomachers,

Mop. Or thou go'st to the grange, or mill: For my lads to gire their dears ;

Dor. If to either, thou dost iu. Pins, and poking sticks of steel,

Aat. Neither. Dor. What, neither ? Aut. Neither. IPhut maids lack from hian to heel :

Dor. Thou hast sworn my love to be; Come, buty of me, come ; come buy, come buy;

Mop. Thou hast suorn it more to me : Brily, tau!s, or else your basses cry:

Then, whither go'st? Say, whither? Come, buy, &c.

Cloun. We'll have this song out anon by oor.

selves ; my father and the gentlemen are in sad $ • A valuable tract of pasturage.

talk, and we'll not trouble them: come, bring + Truth.

Neatly. $Plain goods. Worsted galloon.

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away thy pack after me. Wenches, l’ii buy for Comuend them, and condemn them, to her ser. you both :-Pedler, let's have the first choice.

vice, Follow me, girls.

Or to their own perdition.
dut. And you shall pay well for 'em. (A side. Pol. Fairly offer'd.
Will you buy any tupe,

Cam. This shews a sound affectiou.
Or lace for your cape,

Shep. But, my daughter,
Jy dainty-duck, my dear-a !

Say you the like to hin?

Per. I cannot speak
Any silk, any thread,
Any toys for your head,

So well, nothing so well; no, nor mean better:
Of the new'st, and finest, finest wear-u?

By the pattern ot' mine own thoughts I cut out
Come to the pedler ;

The purity of his.
Monry's a wiedler,

Shep. Take hands, a bargain ;-
That doth utter. all men's ware-a.

And, friends unknown, you shall bear witness lo't:
(Exeunt Clown, Autolycus, Dorcas, 1 give my daughter to him, and will make
and Mopsu.

Her portion equal his.

Flo. 0, that must be
Enter a SERVANT.

l'the virtue of your daughter: one being dearl, Serv. Master, there is three carters, three shep: Enough then for your wonder : but, come on,

I shall have more than you can dream of sel; herds, three neat-herds, three swine-herds, that contract us 'fore these witnesses. have made themselves all men of hair t; they call

Shep. Come, your hand ;-themselves salliers 1; and they have a dance, which

And, daughter, yours. the wenches say is a gallimaufry ý of gambóls, be.

Pol. Sott, swain, a while, 'beseech you ; cause they are not in't; but they themselves are

father ? o'the mind, (if it be not too rough for some, that

Flo. I have : But what of him? know little bui bowling,) it will please plentifully.

Pol. Knows he of this! Shep. Away! We'll none on't; here has been too

Flo. He neither does, nor shall. muchí humble foolery already :-I know, Sir, we

Pol. Methinks, a father weary you. Pol. You weary those that refresh us : pray, let's That best becomes the table. Pray you once more;

Is, at the nuptial of his son a guest see these four threes of herdsmen.

Is not your father grown incapable Sere. One three of them, by their own report, Sir,

of reasonable atlairs? Is he not stupid hath danced before the king; and not the worst of

With age, and altering rheums ? Cun he speak? the three, but jumps twelve foot and a half by the

Hear! squire i.

Know man from man ? Dispute his own estale! Shep. Leave your prating; since these good men

Lies he not bed rid ? And again does nothing, are pleased, let them come in; but quickly now.

But what he did being childish?
Serv. Why, they stay at door, Sir. [Erit.

Flo. No, good Sir;
Re-enter SERVANT, with twelve Rustics habited like Than most have of his age..

He has his health, and ampler strengths, indeed,
Satyrs. They dance, and then exeunt.

Pol. By my white beard,
Pol. O, father, you'll know more of that here. You offer him, if this be so, a wrong

Something unfilial: reason, iny son
Is it not too far gone ?—'Tis time to part them.- Should choose himself a wite; but as good reason,
He's simple, and tells much. (Aside.)---How now, the father, (all whose joy is nothing else
fair shepherd ?

But fair posterity,) should hold sume counsel
Your heart is full of something, that does take In such a business.
Your mind from feasting. Sooth, when I was Flo. I yield all this,

But, for some other reasons, my grave Sir,
And handed love, as you do, I was wont

Which 'tis not fit you know, I not acquaint
To load my she with knacks : I would have ran- My father of this business.

Pol. Let him know't.
The pedler's silken treasury, and have pour'd it Flo. He shall not.
To her acceptance; you have let him go,

Pol. Prythee, let him.
And nothing marted's with him : it your lass Flo. No, he must not.
Interpretation should abuse; and call this,

Shep. Let him, my son; he shall not need to Your lack of love, or bounty ; you were straited**

grieve For a reply, at least, if you make a care

At knowing of thy choice. Oi happy holding her.

Flo. Come, come, he must not :Flo. Old Sir, I know

Mark our contract. She prizes not such trities as these are :

Pol. Mark your divorce, young Sir,
The gifts, she looks from me, are pack'd and lock'd

[Discovering himself.
I'p in my heart ; which I have given already, Whom son I dare not call; thou art lov Lase
But not deliver'd.-0, hear me breathe my life To be acknowledged : thou a scepire's heir,
Before this ancient Sir, who, it should seem, That thus affect'st a sheep-look !-Thou old traitur,
Hath sometime loved : I take thy hand ; this hand, I am sorry, that, by hanging thee, I can but
As soft as dove's down, and as white as it ;

Shorten thy life one week.-And thou, fresh piece
Or Ethiopian's tooth, or the fann'd snow,

Of excellent witchcraft; who, of force must know
That's bolted t+ by the northern blasts twice o'er. The royal fool thou copest with ;-
Pol. What follows this!

Shep. 0, my heart !
How prettily the young swain seems to wash Pol. I'll have thy beauty scratchi'd with briars,
The hand, was l'air betore !- I have put you out :-

and made But, to your protestation ; let me hear

More homely than thy state.---For thee, fond Loy, What you profess.

If I may ever know, thou dost but sigh, Flo. Do, and be witnesss to't.

That thou no more shalt see this knack, (as never Pol. And this my neighbour too ?

I mean thou shalt,) we'll bar thee from succession;
Flo. And he, and more

Not hold thee of our blood, no not our kin,
Than he, and men; the earth, the heavens, and all : Far + than Deucalion off : mark thou my words ;
That,-were I crowu'd the most imperial monarch, Follow us to the court.--Thou churl, for this time,
Thereof most worthy ; were I the fairest youth Though full of our displeasure, yet we free thee
That ever made eyes swerve: had torce, and know. From the dead blow on it.---And you, enchantment,

Worthy enough a herdsman; yea, him too, More than was ever man's,-I would not prize That makes himself, but for our honour therein, teni,

Unworthy thee---if ever, benceforth, thou Without her love : for her, employ them all;

These rural latches t to his entrance open,

Or hoop his body more with thy embraces, • Vend.

I will devise a death as cruel for thee,
+ Dressed themselves in habits imitating hair. As thou art tender to't.
Medley., | Foot-rule.

Per. Even here indone!
& Bought, trafficked. •. Put to difficulties. I was not much afcard : for once, or twice,

++ The sieve used to separate fiour from brau is called a bolung-clull.

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I was about to speak; and tell him plainly,

Cam. Sir, I think,
The sell-same sun, that shines upon his court, You have neard of my poor services, i' the love
Hides not his visage from our cottage, but

That I have bore your father?
Looks ou alike.-- Will't please you, Sir, be gone? Flo. Very nobly

(To Florizel. Have you deserved : it is my father's musie,
I told you, what would come of this : 'beseech you, to speak your deeds ; not little of his care
Oi your own state take care : this dream otinue, To have them recompense l as thought on.
Being now awake, I'll queen it no inch further, Cam. Well, my lord,
But milk my ewes, and weep.

If you may please to think I love the king;
Can. Why, how now, father?

And, through him, what is nearest to him, wh eh is
Speak, ere thou dicst.

Your gracious selt; embrace but my direction, Shep, I cannot speak, nor think,

(If your more ponderous and settled project Nor dare to know that which I know.-0), Sir, May suffer alteration) on mine honour

(70 Flurizel. I'll point you where you shall have such rezeiring You have undone a man of fourscore three,

As shall become your highness; where you may That thought to till his grave in qniet ; yea,

Enjoy your mistress : (trom thee whom, I see,
To die upon the bed my father died,

There's no disjunction to be made, but by,
To lie close by his honest bones : but now

As heavens forefeud ! your ruin :) marry her:
Some hangman must pat on my shroud, and lay me And (with my best endeavours, in your abseuce)
Where no priest shovels-in dust.-0 cursed wretch! Your discontenting. father strive to qualify,

(To Perdita. And bring him up to liking.
That knew'st this was the prince, and wouldst Flo. How, Camillo,

May this, almost a miracle, be done?
To mingle faith with him.--Undone! Undone ! That I may call thee something more than man,
If I might die within this hour, I have lived And, after that, trust to thee.
To die when I desire.

(Erit. Cam. Have you thought on
Flo. Why look you so npon me?

A place, whereto you'll go ?
I am but sorry, not afeard ; delay'd,

Flo. Not any yet :
But nothing alter'd : what I was, I am :

But as the unthought-on accident is guilty
More straining on, for plucking back; not following To what we wildly do; so we protess
My leash • unwillingly.

Ourselves to be the slaves of chance, and flies
Cam. Gracious my lord,

Of every wind that blows.
You know your father's temper : at this time

Cam. Then list to me:
He will allow no speech, which, I do guess,

This follows,-if you will not change your purpose,
You do not purpose to hiin ;-and as bardly But undergo this flight;-Make for Sicilia:
Will he endure your sight as yet, I fear :

And there present yourself, and your fair princese,
Then, till the fury of his highness settle,

(For so, I see, she must be,) 'fore Leontes ;
Come not before him.

She shall be habited, as it becomes
Flo. I not purpose it.

The partner of your bed. Methinks, I see
I think, Camillo.

Leontes, opening his free arins, and weeping l'am. Even he, my lord.

His welcomes forth : asks thee, the son, forgiveness, Per. llow often liave I told you, 'twould be thus? As 'were i’ the father's person : kisses the hands How often said, my dignity would last

of your fresh princess : o'er and o'er divides him But till 'twere known?

'Twixt his unkindness and his kindness; the one Flo. It cannot fail, but by

He chides to hell, and bids the other grow,
The violation of my faith ; And then

Faster than thought, or time.
Let nature crush the sides o' the earth together, Flo. Worthy Camillo,
And mar the seeds within !-Lift up thy looks :- What colour for my visitation shall I
From iny succession wipe me, father! I

Hold up before him?
Am heir to my affection.

Cam. Sent hy the king your father
Cam. Be advised.

To greet him, and to give him comforts. Sir,
Flo. I am; and by my fancy+: if my reason The manner of your bearing towards him, wiia
Will thereto be obedient, I have reason;

What you, as from your father, shall deliver,
If not, my senses, better pleased with madness, Things known betwixt us three, I'll write you down
Do bid it welcome.

The which shall point you forth, at every situn: :,
Cam. This is desperate, Sir,

What you must say ; that he shall not perceive, Fio. So call it: but it does fulfil my vow;

But that you have your father's bosom there,
I needs must think it honesty. Camillo,

And speak his very heart.
Not for Bohemia, nor the poinp that may

Flo. I am bound to you:
Be thereat glean'd; for all the sun sees, or

There is some sap in this.
The close earth wombs, or the profound seas hide Cam. A course more promising
In unknown fathoms, will I break my oath

Than a wild dedication of yourselves
To this my fair beloverl: therefore, I pray you, To unpath'd waters, undream'd shores; most certain,
As you have e'er been my father's honour'd friend, To miseries enough: no hope to help you ;
When he shall miss me, (as, in faith, I mean not But, as you shake off one, to take another:
To see him any more), cast your good counsels Nothing so certain, as your anchors; who
l'pon his passion ; let myself, and fortune,

Do their best office, if they can but stay you
Tug for the time to come. This you may know, Where you'll be loath to be : besides, you know,
And so deliver, I am put to sea

Prosperity's the very bond of love ;
With her whom here I cannot hold on shore; Whose fresh complexion and whose heart together
And, most opportune to our need, I have

Afiliction alters.
A vessel rides fast by, but not prepared

Per. One of these is true :
For this design. What course I mean to hold, I think, affliction may subdue the cheek,
Shall nothing benefit your knowledge, nor

But not take in ý the mind.
Concern ine the reporting.

Cam. Yea, say you so ?
l'um. O, my lord,

There shall not, at your father's house, these seven I would your spirit were easier for advice,

Or stronger for your need,

Be born another such.
Flo, Hark, Perrita.

(Takes her aside. Flo. My good Camillo,
l'il hear you by and by:

(To Camillo. She is as forward of her breeding, as (lam. He's irremovable,

l' the rear of birth.
Resolved for thight: now were I happy, if

Cum. I cannot say, 'tis pity
His going I could frame to serve my turn;

She lacks instructions ; for she seems a mistress
Save him from danger, do him love and honour;

To most that teach.
Purchase the sight again of dear Sicilia,

Per. Your pardon, Sir, for this;
And that unhappy king, iny master, whom

l'II blush

you thanks.
I so niuch thirst to see.
Flo. Now, gooel Camillo,

• For discontented.
I am so fraught with curious business that

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Flo. My prettiest Perdita,

Cam. No remedy -
But, 0, the thorns we stand upon !-Camillo, Have you done there?
Preserver of my father, now of me;

Flo. Should I now meet my father,
The medicin of our house !How shall we do? He would not call me son.
We are not furnish'rt like Bohemia's son;

Cam. Nay you shall have
Nor shall appear in Sicily-

No hat:-Come, lady, come.-Farewell, my friend.
Cam. My lord,

Aut. Adieu, Sir.
Fear none of this: I think, you know, my fortunes Flo. O Perdita, what have we twain forgot
Do all lie there : it shall be so my care

Pray you, a word.

(They converse apart. To have you royally appointed, as it

Cam. What I do next, shall Le, to tell the king The scene you play were mine. For instance, Sir,

(Aside. That you may know you shall not want, -one word of this escape, and whither they are bound;

(They talk aside. Wherein, my hope is, I shall so prevail,

To force him after: in whose company

I shall review Sicilia ; for whose sight

I have a woman's longing. Aut. Ha, ha! What a fool honesty is ! And trust,

Flo. Fortune speed us! his sworn brother, a very simple gentleman! I have Thus we set on, Camillo, to the sea-side. sold all my trumpery ; not a counterfeit stone, not

Cum. The swifter speed, the better. a riband, glass, poiander*, brooch, table-book,

(Ertunt Florizel, Perdita, and ('amillo. ballad, knite, tape, glove, shoe tie, bracelet, horn:

Aut. I understand the business, I hear it: to have ring, to keep my pack from fasting : they throng an open var, a quick eye, and á nimble hand, is who should buy first; as if my trinkets had been necessary for a cut-purse; a good nose is reqpisite hallowed, and brought a benediction to the buyer: also, to smell out work for the other senses. I see, by which means, I saw whose purse was best in pic. This is the time that the unjust mau doth thrive. ture; and, what I saw to my good use, I remem

What an exchange, had this beer, without boot? ber'd. My clown (who wants but something to be What a boot is here, with this exchange? Sure, the a reasonable man,) grew so in love with the gods do this year comive at us, and we may do wenches' song, that he would not stir lis pettitoes, any thing extempore. The prince himself is about a till he had both tune and words; which so drew piece of iniquity ; stealing away from his father, the rest of the herd to me, that all their other with his clog at his heels : it I thought it were not senses stuck in ears : you might have pinch'd a

a piece of honesty tv acquaint the king withal, I placket, it was senseless ; 'twas nothing, to geld a would do't: I hold it the more knavery to concodpiece of a purse I would have tiled keys ott, | ceal it; and therein am I constant to my profession. that nung in chains: no hearing, no feeling, but my Sir's song, and admiring the nothing of it. So that

Enter Clown and SHEPHERD. in this time ot' lethargy, I pick'd and cut most of Aside, aside ;-here is more matter for a hot brain : their festival purses: and had not the old man every lane's end, every shop, 'church, session, come in with a whoubub against his daughter and

hanging, yields a careful man work.
the king's son, and scared my choughs + from the Clown. See, see; what a man you are now! There
chatf, I had not left a purse alive in the whole is no other way, but to tell the king she's a change

[Camillo, Flori:el, and Perditu, ting, and none of your filesh and blood.
come Joruard.

Shop. Nay, but hear me. Cam. Nuy, but my letters by this means being Clown. Nay, but hear me. there

Shep. Go to then. So soon as you arrive, shall clear that doubt.

Cloun. She being none of your flesh and blood, Flo. And those that you'll procure from king your flesh and blood has not offended the king; and, Leoptes,

so, your flesh and blood is not to be punisti'd by Cam. Shail satisfy your father,-.

him. Shew those things you found abont her ; Per. Happy be you !

those secret things, all but what she has with her: All that you speak, shews fair.

this being done, let the law go whustle; I warrant Cam. Who have we herek (Seeing Autolycus. yoy. We'll make an instrument of this; omit

Shep. I will tell the king all, every word, yea, Nothing, may give us aid.

and his son's pranks too; who, I may say, is no Aut. "If they have overheard me now,--- why bonest man neither to his father, nor to me, to go hanging

(Asidé. about to make me the king's brother-in-law. Cam. How now, good fellow? Why shakest thon

Clown. Indeed, brother-in-law was the furthest off 6o? Fear not, juan; here's no harm intended to

yon could have been to him: and then your blood thee.

had been the dearer, by I know how much an
Aut. I am a poor fellow, Sir.
Cam. Why, be so still; here's nobody will steal

Aut. Very wisely; puppies !

[Aside. that from thee: yet, for the outside of thy poverty, Shep. Well; let us to the king: there is ebal in we must make an exchange : therefore, discase this tardel, will make hiin scratch his beard. thee instantly, (thou must think, there's necessity Aut. I know not what impediment this in't,) and change garments with this gentleman : plaint may be to the flight of my master. though the pennyworth, on his side, be the worst,

Clown. 'Pray heartily he be al palace. yet hold thee, there's some boot..

Aut. Though I am not naturally honest, I am so Aut. I am a poor fellow, Sir :- I know ye well sometimes by chance :-Let me pocket up my pedenough.

(Aside. ler's excrement +-[Takes off his false beard.) How Cam. Nay, průythee, despatch : the gentleman is now, rustics? Whither are you bound? half-fay'd i already.

Shep. To the palace, an it like your worship. Aut. Are you in earnest, Sir ?-I smell the trick Aut. Your affairs there? What? With whom? of it.

(Aside. The condition of that fardel, the place of your Flo. Despatch, I pr'ythee.

dwelling, your names, your ages, of what having 1, Aut. Indeed, I have had earnest; but I cannot breeding, and any thing that is tilting to be know, with conscience take it.

discover. Cam. Upbuckle, unbuckle.

Clown. We are but plain fellows, Sir. (Flo. and Autol. erchange Garments.

dut. A lie; you are rough and hairy : let me Fortunate mistress,-lt ny prophecy

have no lying; it becomes none but u adesmes, Come home to you!-You must retire yourself

and they often give ns soldiers the lie: but we Into some covert : take your sweetheart's hat, pay then for it with stamp'd coil, not stabbing And pluck it o'er your brows; muille your face ; steel; therefore they do not give us the fie. Dismantie you; and as you can, dislihen

('lown. Your worship liad like to have giren us The truth of your own seeming; that you may, one, if you had not taken yourself with the mana (For I do fear eyes over you,) to shipboard

ner s. Get undescried,

Shop. Are you a courtier, an't like yon, Sir?
Per. I see, the play so lies,

Aui. Whether it like me, or no, I ani a courtier.
That I must bear a pail.

See'st thou not the air of the court in these ct:

foldings ? Kath not my yait in it, the measure of the
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court. 1 Receives not thy nose court-odour tromme? Clown. In some sort, Sir: but thongh nay care
Reflect I not on thy baseness, court.contempt? be a pitiful one, I hope I shati not be day'd out
Think'st thou, for that I insinuate, or toze + from of it.
thee thy business, I am therefore no courtier ! I am Aut. 0, that's the case of the shepherd's son:-
courtier, cap-a-pè; and one that will either push Hang him, he'll be made an example.
ou, or pluck back thy business there : whereupon Clun. Comfort, guod comfort: we must to the
I cominand thee to open thy affair.

king, and shew our strange sights: he must know, Shep. My business, Sir, is to the king.

’tis none of your daughter, nor my sister; we are Aut. What advocate hast thou to hin

gone else. Sir, I will give you as much as this Shep. I know not, an't like you.

old man does, when the business is perform'd; Clown. Advocate's the court-word for a pheasant; and remain, as he says, your pawn, till it be brought say, you have none.

you. Shep. None, Sir; I have no pheasant, cock, nor Aut. I will trust you. Walk before toward the hen.

sea-side; go on the right hand; I will but loud Aut. How bless'd are, we, that are not simple upon the hedge, and follow you. men!

'c'ionn. We are bless'd in this man, as I may say, Yet nature might have made me as these are, eren bless'd. Therefore l'Il not disdain.

Shep. Let's before, as he bids us: he was provid. ('loin. This cannot be but a great courtier. ed to do us good. (Eseunt Shipherd and Clowi.

Shep. His garments are rich, but he wears them Aut. If I hari a mind to be honest, I see, fortune not handsomely.

would not sulier me; she drops booties in my ('loun. He seems to be the more noble in being mouth. I ain courted now with a double occafantastical : a great man, I'll warrant; I know, by sion; gold, and a means to do the prince my miaster the picking on's teeth.

good ; which, who knows how that may turn back Aut. The fardel there! What's i' the fardel? to my advancement? I will bring these iwo moles Wherefore that box?

these blind ones, aboard lim: if he think it is to Shep. Sir, there Les such secrets in this fardel, shore them again, and that the complaint they and box, which none must know but the king; and have to the king concerns him nothing, let him which he shall know within this buur, if I may call me, rogue, for being so far ofhicious; for I am come to the speech of him.

proot against that title, and what shanie else te. Aut. Age, thou hast lost thy labour.

longs tu't: to him will I present them, there may Shep. Why, Sir ?

be inalter in it.

[Eri. Aut. The king is not at the palace; he is gone aboard a new ship to purge melancholy, and air

himself: for, it thou be'st capable of things se-
rious, thou minst know, the king is full of grief. SCEVE I.-Sicilia.--4 Room in the Palace of
Shep. So 'uis said, Sir; about his son, that should

have inarried a shepherd's daughter.
Aut. It that shepherd be not in hand-fast, let

Enter Leontes, CLEOMENES, Dion, PAULINA, him fiy; the curses he shall have, the tortures he

and others. shall feel, will break the back of man, the heart Cleo. Sir, you have done enough, and have per. of monster.

formid Clown. Think you so, Sir!

A saint-like sorrow : no fault could you make, Aut. Not he alone shall suffer what wit can Which you have not redeem'd ; indetit, paid down make heavy, and vengeance bitter; but those that More penitence than done trespass: athe last, are germane lo him, though removed filty times, Do as the heavens have done ; forget your evil ; shali all corne under the hangman: which though With them, forgive yourself. it be great pity, yet it is necessary. An old sheep- Leon. Whilst I remember whistling rogne, a ram-tender, to offer to have his Her, and her virtues, I cannot forget daughter come into grace? Some say, he shall be My blemishes in them; and so still think of stoned ; but that death is too soft for him, say I : The wrong I did myself: which was so much, draw our throne into a sheep-cote! All deaths, are That heirless it hath made my kingdom; and woo few, the sharpest too easy:

Destroy'd the sweet'nt companion, that e'er man Clown. Has the old man e'er a son, Sir, do you Bred his hopes out of. hear, an't like you, Sir ?

Paul. True, too true, my lord : Aut. He has a son, who shall be fiay'd alive ; If, one by one, you wedded all the world, then, 'nointed over with honey, set on the head of Or, from the all that are, took something good, a wasp's nest; then stand, till he be three quarters To make a perfect woman; she, you kill'd, and a dram dead: then recover'd again with Would be unparallel'd. aqua-vitæ, or some other hot infusion : then, raw Leon. I think so. Kill'd! as he is, and in the hottest day prognostication She I kill'd! I did so: but thou strikest me proclaimss, shall he be set against a brick-wall, Sorely, to say I did; it is as biller ihe sun looking with a south ward eye upon him; Upon thy tongue, as in my thought: now, good where he is to behold him, with tlies blown to

now, death. But what lalk we of these traitorly ras- Say so but seldom, cals, whose miseries are to be smiled at, their of. čleo. Not at all, good lady: fences being so capital ? Tell me, (for you seem in You might have spoken a thousand things, that be honest plain men,) what you have to the king :

would beir.g something gently consideral, I'll bring you Have done the time more benefit, and graced where he is aboard, tender your persons to his Your kindness better. presence, whisper him in your behalfs; and, if it Paul. You are one of those, be in nan, besides the king, to effect your skits, Would have him wed again. here is man shall do it.

Dion. If you would not so,
Clown. He seems to be of great authority: close You pity not the state, nor the remembrance
with him, give him golet; and though authority be of his most sovereign naine; consider liule,
a stubborn bear, yet he is ott led by the nose with What dangers, by his highness' fail of issue,
gold: shew the insiste of your purse to the outside May drop upon bis kingilom, and devour
of his hand, and no more ado: remember stoned, Incertain lookers-on. What were more holy,
and flay'd alive.

Than to rejoice, the former queen is well.
Shep. An't please you, Sir, to undertake the busi- What holier, than, fur royalty's repair,
ness for os, here is that gold I have : l'il make it For present comfort, and for future good,
as much more; and leave this young man in pawn, To bless the bed of majesty again
till I bring it you.

With a sweet fellow to't ?
Aut. After I have done what I promised ?

Paul. There is none worthy,
Shep. Ay, Sir.

Respecting her that's gone. Besides, the gods
Aut. Well, give me the moiety :-- Are you a party will have fulfilled their secret purposes :
in this business?

For has not the divine Apollo said,

Is't not the tchour of his oracle, • The stately tread of courtiers.

That king Leontes shall not have an licir, + Cajole or force.


Till his lost child be found? Which, that it shall,
The hottest any foretold in the alınanac.
Being handsuinely bribed.

• Al rest, dead.

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