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Is all as monstrous to our human reason,
The other, when she has obtain'd your eyce As my Antigonus to break his grave,
Will have your tongue too. This is such a creature,
Would she begin a sect, mnight quench the zeal
Of who she but bid follow.
[To Leontes. Gent. Women will love her, that she is a woman The crown will find an heir: great Alexander More worth than any man; men, that she is Leit his to the worthiest ; so his successor
The rarest of all women. Was like to be the best,
Leon. Go, Cleomenes; Leon. Good Paulipa,
Yourself, assisted with your honour'd friends, Who hast the memory of Hermione,
Bring them to our embracement.--Suill 'ris strange, I know, in honour,-0, that ever I
(Exeunt Cleomenes, Lords and Gentleman. Had squared me to thy counsel! Then, even now,
He thus should steal upon us. I might have look'd upon my queen's full eyes;
Paul. Had our prince, Have taken treasure from her lips.
(Jewel of children,) seen this hour, he had pair'd Paul. And left them
Well with this lord; there was not full a nionth More rich, for what they yielded.
Between their births. Leon. Thou speak'st truth.
Leon. Pr’ythee, no more; thou know'st,
He dies to me again, when talk'd of ; sure,
Re-enter CLEOMENES, with FloRIŽEL, PendITA,
and Attendants. Leon. She had; and would incense me To murder her I married.
Your mother was most true to wedlock, prince ;
For she did print your royal father off,
By us perform'd before. Most dearly welcome!
And your fair princess, goddess !-0, alas ! And all eyes else dead coals !-Pear thou no wife,
I lost a couple, that 'twixt heaven and earth l'ii have no wife, Paulina.
Might thus have stood, begetting wonder, as Paul. Will you swear
You, gracious couple, do! And then I lost Never to marry, but by my free leave?
(All mine own folly,) the society, Leon. Never, Paulina : so be bless'd my spirit! Amity too, of your brave father; whom, Paul. Then, good my lords, bear witness to his Though bearing misery, I desire my life oath.
Once more to look upon. Cleo. You tempt him over-much.
Flo. By his command Paul. Unless another,
Have I here touch'd Sicilia ; and from him As like Hermione as is her picture,
Give you all greetings, that a king, at friend, Affront I his eye.
Can send his brother : and but intirmity Cleo. Good madam,
(Which waits upon worn times,) hath something Paul. I have done.
seized Yet, if my lord will marry,-if you will, Sir, His wish'd ability, he had himself No remedy, but you will; give me the office The lands and waters 'twixt your throne and his To choose you a queen : she shall not be so young, Measured, to look upon you : whom he loves As was your former; but she shall be such, (He bade me say so,) more than all the sceptres, As, walk'd your first queen's ghost, it should take | And those that bear them, living. joy
Leon. O, my brother, To see her in your arms.
(Good gentlenian !) The wrongs I have done thee, stir Leon. My true Paulina,
Afresh within me; and these thy offices, We shall not marry, till thou bidd'st us.
So rarely kind, are as interpreters Paul. That
Of my behind-hand slackness !-Welcome hither,
Exposed this paragon to the fearful usage
(At least, ungentle,) of the dreadiul Neptune,
To greet a man, not worth her pains; much less
Flo. Good, my lord,
Leon. Where the warlike Smalus,
That noble honour'd lord, is tear'd, and loved ?
Flo. Most royal Sir, 'from thence; from him, So out of circumstance, and sudden, tells us,
whose daughter 'Tis not a visitation framed, but forced
His tears proclaim'd his, parting with her: thence By need and accident. What train?
(A prosperous south-wind friendly,) we have cross'd, Gent. But few,
To execute the charge my father gave me, And those but mean.
For visiting your highness: my best train
I have from your Sicilian shores dismiss'd;
Not only my success in Libya, Sir,
But my arrival, and my wile's, in safety
Here, where we are.
Leon. The blessed gods
Purge all infection from our air, wbilst you
(As he from heaven merits it,) with you,
Worthy his goodness. What might I have been, The one I have almost forgot ; (your pardon,)
Might | a son and daughter now have look'd ou,
Such'goodly things as you?
* Meet. si. (. Than the corse of Hermione, the subject of
• Full of grace and virtue. your writing.
ness :-But the changes i perceived in the king, Enter a LORD.
und Camillo, were very notes of admiration : they Lord. Most noble Sir,
seem'd almost, with staring on one another, to lear That, which I shall report, will bear no credit, the cases of their eyes; there was speech in their Were not the proofs so nigh. Please you, great Sir, dumbness, language in their very gesture; they Bohemia greets you from himself, by me:
look'd, as they had heard of a world ransoned, or Desires you to aitach. his son ; who has
one destroy'd : a notable passing of worder 'ap (His dignity and duty boib cast off,)
pear'd in them: but the wisest beholder, that Pled from his father, from his hopes, and with knew no more but seeing, could not say, it the imA shepherd's daughter.
portance were joy or sorrow; but in the exureLeon. Where's Bohemia ? Speak?
mity of the oue, it must needs bé.
Enter another GENTLEMAN.
2 Gent. Nothing but bonfires : the oracle is ful. The father of this seeming lady, and
fill'd ; the king's daughter is found : such a deal of Hier brother, having both their country quitted wonder is broken out within this hour, that ballad. With this young prince.
makers cannot be able to express it.
Enter a third GENTLEMAN.
Here comes the lady Paulina's steward; he can de-
liver you more.-How goes it now, Sir ? This news, He's with the king your father.
which is call'd true, is so like an old tale, that ihe Leon. Whu ! Camillo ?
verity of it is in strong suspicion :-Has the king
The mantle of queen Hermione ;-ber jewel abat
the neck of it;-the letters of Antigonus, found Per. O, my poor father !
with it, which they know to be his character :The heaven sets spies upon us, will not have the majesty of the creature, in resemblance of the Our contract celebrated.
mother;-ihe afiection + of nobleness, which nature Leon. You are married 1
shews above her breeding, and many other evi. Flo. We are not, Sir, nor are we like to be; dences, proclaim her; with all certainty, to be the The stars I see, will kiss the valleys tiist:
king's daughter. Did you see the meeting of the The odds for high and low's aliker.
two kings ? Leon. My lord,
2 Gent. No. Is this the daughter of a king?
3 Gent. Then have you lost a sight, which was to Flo. She is,
be seen, cannot be spoken of. There might yoa When once she is my wife.
have beheld one joy crown another; so, and in Leon. That once, 'I see, by your good father's such manner, that, it seem'd, sorrow wept to take speed,
leave of themi ; for their joy waded in tears. There Will come on very slowly. I am sorry,
was casting up of eyes, holding up of hands; with Most sorry, you have broken from his liking, countenance of such distraction, that they were to Where you were lied in duty: and as sorry,
be known by garment, not by favour. Our king, Your choice is not so rich in worth ģ as beauty, being ready to leap out of himself for joy of his That you might well enjoy her.
found daughter; as if that joy were now become a Flo. Dear, look up:
luss, cries, o, thy mother, thy mother! Then asks 'Though fortune, visible an enemy,
Bohemia forgiveness; then embraces his son-in-law ; Should chase us, with my father : power no jot then again worries he his daughter, with clipping , Hath she, to change our loves.--'Beseech you, Sir, her: now he thanks the old shepherd, which stands Remember since you owed no more to time
by, like a weather.bitien conduit of many kings' Than I do now: with thought of such affections, reigns. I never heard of such another encounter, Step forth mine advocate ; at your request,
which lames report w follow it, and uudoes deMy father will grant precious things, as tritles. scription to do it. Leon. Would he do so, I'd beg your precious mis- 2 Gent. What, pray you, became of Antigonus, tress,
that carried hence the child ? Which he counts but a trifle.
3 Gint. Like an old tale still ; which will have Paul. Sir my liege,
matter 10 rehearse, though credit be asleep, and Your eye hath too much youth in 't: not a month not an ear open : he was torn to pieces with a bezr: 'Fore your queen died, she was more worth such this avouches the shepherd's son ; who has not only gazes
his innocence (which seems much,) to justify him, Than what you look on now.
but a handkerchief, and rings, of his, that Paulina Leon. I thought of her,
knows. Even in these looks I made.-But your petition I Gent. What became of his bark, and his fol.
('70 Florizel. lowers? Is yet unanswer'd: I will to your father;
3 Gent. Wreck'd, the same instant of their mas. Your honour not o'erthrown by your desires, ter's death ; and in the view of the shepherd : so I am a friend to them, and you: 'npon which errand that all the instruments, which aided to expose the I now go toward him ; therefore, follow me, child, were even then lost, when it was found. And mark what way I make : come, good my lord. But, Ó, the noble conibat, that 'twixt joy and sns
Éreunt. row, was fought in Paulina ! She had one eye de
clined for the loss of her husband ; another ele. SCENE 11. The same. Before the Palace. vated that the oracle was fulfill'd: she lifted the
princess from the earth; and so locks her in Enter AUTOLYCUs and a GENTLEMAN.
embracing, as if she would pin her to her heart, Aut. 'Beseech you, Sir, were you present at this that she might no more be in danger of losing. relation ?
1 Gent. The dignity of his act was worth the 1 Gent. I was by at the opening of the fardel, audience of kings and princes; for by such was it heard the old shepherd deliver the manner how he acted. found il: whereupon, after a little ainazedness, we 3 Gent. One of the prettiest tonches of all, and were all commanded out of the chamber: only that which angled for mine eyes, (caught the this, methought, I heard the shepherd say, he found water, though not the fishi,) was, when at the the child.
relation of the queen's death, with the manner Aut. I would most gladly know the issue of it. how she came to it, (hravely confess'd, and lamentI Gent. I make a broken delivery of the busi-ed by the king,) how attenti eness wounded his
daughter : till, from one sign of dolour to another, • Seize, arrest.
+ Conversation. A quibble on the false dice so called.
The thing imported. + Disposition or quality. Descent of wealth.
Countenance, features. Í Embracing.
she did, with an alas! I would fain
say, bleed Clown. Ay, by any means prove a tall fellow: tears : for, I am sure, my heart wept blood. Who If I do not wonder how thou darest venture to be was most marble there, changed colour : some drunk, not being a tall fellow, trust me not. Hark! swoon'd, all sorrow'd : if all the world could have the kings and the princes, our kindred, are going scen it, the woe had been universal.
to see the queen's picture. Come, follow us: we'll 1 Gent. Are they returned to the court 3
be thy good masters.
(Exeunt. 3 Gent. No: the princess hearing of her mother's statue, which is in the keeping of Paulina,-a piece SCENE III.-The same. A Room in PAULIAN'S many years in doing, and now newly perform'd by
House. that rare Italian master, Julio Romano ; who, had
Enter LEONTES, POLIXENES, FLORIZEL, PERDITA, be himself eternity, and could pat breath into his
CAMILLU, PAULINA, Lords and Altendants. work, would begwile nature of her custom, so per. fecuy he is her ape: be so near to Hermione, liath Leon. O grave and good Paulina, the great comdone Hermione, that they say, one would speak
tort to her, an stand in hop ot answer : thither with That I have had of thee! all greediness and affection, are they goue; and Paul. What, sovereiga Str, there they intend to sup.
I did not well, I meant well : all my services, 2 Gent. I thought, she had some great matter Yon have paid home : but that you have vouehsafed there in hand; for she hath privately, twice or With your crowu'd brother, and these your conthrice a day, ever since the death of Hermione,
tracted visited that removed house. Shall we thither, and Heirs of your kingdoms, my poor house to visit, with our company piece the rejoicing?
It is a surplus of your grace, which never I Gent. Who would be thience, that has the bene- My life niay last to answer. fit of access ? Every wink of an eye, some new Leon. O Paulina, grace will be born ; our absence makes us unthritty We honour you with trouble: but we came to our knowledge. Let's along,
To see the statue of our queen : your gallery
(Ereunt Gentlemen. Have we pass'd through, not without much content Aul. Now, had I not the dasli of iny former life In many singularities; but we saw not in me, would prefermeni drop on my head. I That which my daughter came to look upon, brought the old iaan and his sou aboard ihe prince; The statue of lier mother. told him, I heard them talk of a fardel, and I Paul. As she lived peerless, know not what : but he at that time, over-fond of So her dead likeness, 'I do well believe, the shepherd's daughter, (so he then took her to Excels whatever yet you look'd upon, be,) who began to be much sea-sick, and himselt' Or hand of man hath done ; therefore I keep it little better, extremity of weather continuing, this Lonely, apart: but here it is; prepare mystery remain'd undiscover'd. But 'tis all one To see the life as lively mock'd, as ever to me : for had I been the finder-out of this secret, Still sleep mock'd death : behold; and
say, 'tis well. it would not have relish'd amoug my other discre
(Paulina undruws a Curtain, and dits.
discovers a Statue. Enter SHEPHERD and Clown.
I like your silence, it the more shiews off Here comes those I have done good to against my
Your wonder: but yet speak ;-Pirst, you, my liege. will, and already appearing in the blossoms of their Comes it not something near i fortube.
Leon. Her natural posture ! Shep. Come, boy; I am past more children: but Chide me, dear stone ; that I may say, indeed, thy sons and daughters will be all gentlemen born. Thou art Hermione : or, rather, thou art she, Clown. You are well met, Sir: You denied to
In thy not chiding ; for sine was as tender, fight with me this other day, because I was no
As intancy, and grace--But yet, Paulina, gentleman born : See you these clothes ? Say, you
Hermione was not so much wrinkled : núihing see them not, and think me still no gentleman born: So aged as this seems. you were best say, these robes are not gentlemen Pol. 0, not hy much. born. Give me the lie; do; and try whether I am
Paul. So much the more our carver's excellence; not now a gentleman born.
Which let's go by some sixteen years, and makes her Aut. I know, you are now, Sir, a gentleman born. As she lived now.
Clown. Ay, and have been so any time these four Leon. As now she might have done, hours.
So much to my good comfort, as it is Shep. And so have I, boy.
Now piercing to my soul. O, thus she stood, Clown. So you have :-But I was a gentleman Even with such lite of majesty, (warın lise, born before my father : for the king's son took me As now it coldly stands,) when first I woo'd her! by the hand, and call'd me, brother; and then the I am ashamed : does not the stone rebuke me, two kings call'd my father, brother: and then the For being more stone than it?-0, royal piece, prince, my brother, and the princess, iny sister, There's magic in thy majesty ; which has call'd my father, father; and so we wept : and there My evils conjured to remembrance: and was the first gentleman-like tears that ever we shed. From thy admiring daughter took the spirits, Shep. We ilay live, son, to shed many more.
Standing like stone with thee! Cloun. Ay; or else 'twere hard luck, being in
Per. And give me leave; 80 preposterous estate as we are.
And do not say, 'tis superstition, that Aut. I humbly beseech you, Sir, to pardon me I kneel, and then implore her blessing.–Lady, all the faults I have committed to your worship, Dear queen, that ended when I but began, and to give me your good report to the prince my Give me that hand of yours, to kiss. Diaster.
Paul. O, patience ; Shep. 'Pr’ythee son, do; for we must be gentle, The statute is but newly fix'd, the colour's now we are gentlemen.
Not dry: Clown. Thou wilt amend thy life?
Cam. My lord, your sorrow was too sore laid on ; Ant. Ay, an it like your good worship.
Which si teen winters cannot blow away, Cloun. Give me thy hand : I will swear to the So many summers, dry: scarce any joy prince, thou art as honest a true fellow as auy
Did ever so long live ; no sorrow, is in Lohemia.
But kill'd itself much sooner. Shep. You may say it, but not swear it.
Pol. Dear my brother, Clown. Not swear it, now I am a gentleman ?
Let him, that was the cause of this, have power Let boors and franklins I say it, I'll swear it.
To take off so much grief from you, as he Shep. How if it be false, son
Will piece up in himself. Clown. If it be ne'er so false, a true gentleman
Paul. Indeed, my lord, may swear it, in the behalf of his friend And I'll I had thought, the sight of my poor image swear to the prince, thou art a tall ý fellow of thy Would thus have wrought* you, (for the stone is hands, and that thou wilt not be drunk; but I know,
mine,) thou art no tall fellow of thy hands, and that thou
I'd not have shew'd it. wilt be drunk; but I'll swear it; and I would,
Leon. Do not draw the curtain. thou wouldst be a tall fellow of thy hands.
Paul. No longer shall you gaze on't; lest your Aut. I will prove so, Sir, to my power.
May think anon, it moves. • Most petrified with wonder. + Remote. * Yeomen. Ø Stont.
• Worked, agitated. 2 H
Leon. Let be, let be.
You kill her double : nay, present your hand.
If this be magic, let it be an art
Lawful as eating.
Pol. She embraces him.
Cam. She hangs about his neck;
Pol. Ay, and make't manifest where she has lived,
Or, how stolen from the dead!
Paul. That she is living,
Were it but told you, should be hooted at
Like an old tale ; but it appears, she lives,
Please you to interpose, fair madam; kneel,
Paul. I ain sorry, Sir, I have thus far stirr'd you : Our Perdita is found.
[Presenting Perdita, who kneels to Hermione. Leon. Do, Paulina;
Her. You gods, look down,
And from your sacred vials pour your graces
Upon my daughter's head !-Tell me, mine own,
Thy father's court? For thou shalt hear, that I,-
Knowing by Paulina, that the oracle
Gave hope thou wast in being,-have preserved
Lest they desire, upon this pash, to trouble
Your joys with like relation.-Go together,
You precious winners * all; your exultation
Partake + to every one. 1, an old turtle,
Will wing me to some wither'd bough; and there
Thou shouldst a husband take by my consent,
As I by thine, a wife: this is a match,
And niade belween's by vows. Thou hast found
mine; I am content to hear; for 'uis as easy
But how, is to be question'd: for I saw her, To make her speak, as move.
As I thought, dead ; and have, in vain, said many
A prayer upon her grave: I'll not seek far
An honourable husband :-Come, Camillo,
And take her by the hand : whose worth and honesty,
Is richly noted ; and here justified
By us, a pair of kings.—Let's from this place.Paul. Music; awake her : strike.- (Music. What ?- Look upon my brother - Both your par'Tis time ; descend ; be stone no more : approach;
(Hermione comes doun from the Pedestal. Lead us from hence; where we may leisurely Start not: her actions shall be holy, as,
Each one demand, and answer to his part
We were dissever'd: hastily lead away. (Exeuni. 1. c. Though her eye be fixed, it seems to have • You who by this discovery have gained what for tion in it.
+ As if,
Sold. As whence the sun 'gins his refloction
Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders break;
So from that spring, whence comfort seem'd to
Discomfort swells. Mark, king of Scotland, mark : I Witch. When shall we three meet again,
No sooner justice had, with valour arm'd, Tu thunder, lightning, or pa rain!
Compell'd these skipping Kernes to trust their heels; 2 Ilitch. When the hurlyburly's. done,
But the Norweyan lord, surveying 'vantage When the battle's lost and won :
With furbish'd arms, and new supplies of men, 3 Witch. That will be ere set of sun.
Began a fresh assault. 1 Witch. Where the place?
Dun. Dismay'd not this 2 Fitch. Upon the heath:
Our captains, Macbeth and Banquo ? 3 Witch. There to meet with Macbeth.
As sparrows, eagles; or the hare the lion.
If I say sooth t, I must report they were Pair is foul, and foul is fair :
As cannons overcharged with double cracks; Hover through the fog and filthy air.
(Witches vanish. Doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe : SCENE 11.- A Camp near Fores.
Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds, Alorum within. Ender King DUNCAN, MALCOLM, I cannot tell
Or memorize another Golgotha 1, DONALBAIX, LENOX, with Attendants, meeting a But I am faint, my gashes cry for help. bleeding Soldier.
Dun. So well thy words become thee, as thy Dun. What bloody man is that? He can report,
wounds ; As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt
They smack of honour both :-Go, get him surgeons. The newest state.
(Exit Soldier, attended. Mal. This is the sergeant, Who, like a good and hardy soldier, fought
Entor Rosse, 'Gainst my captivity l-Hail, brave friend! Who comes here? Say to the king the knowledge of the broil,
Mal. The worthy thane of Rosse. As thou didst leave it.
Len. What a haste looks through his eyes! So Sold. Doubtfully it stood ;
should he look, As two spent swimmers, that do cling together, That seems to speak things strange. And choke their art. The merciless Macdonwald Rosse. God save the king ! (Worthy to be a rebel ; for, to that,
Dun. Whence camest thou, worthy thane?
Rosse. From Fife, great king,
And fan our people cold.
Confronted him with self-comparisons,
Point against point rebellious, arm 'gainst arm,
ont his passage, till he faced the slave; Curbing his lavish spirit: and, to conclude,
Rosse. That now
• The opposite to comfort.
+ Truth. • Tumult.
1 Make another Colgotha as memorable as the inte 1 1. e. Supplied with light and heavy armed troops. Mock.
Shakspeare micans Nars Cause.
Ś Defeuded by arieur.