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What wheels ? racks ? fires ? What flaying ? boiling,
The higher powers forbid !
and see :
you can bring
of a fool,] By a mode of speech, anciently much in use, this means, “ It shewed thee first a fool, then inconstant."-JOHNSON.
I Thou would'st have poison'd good Camillo's honour,] “How should Paulina know this ? No one had charged the king with this crime except himself, while Paulina was absent, attending on Hermione. The poet seems to have forgotten this.” Notwithstanding this remark of Mr. Malone's, the words may allude to the reproach of treason against himself, which Leontes cast on Camillo.
Than all thy woes can stir: therefore betake thee
thou wert. Leon.
Go on, go on :
Say no more ;
I am sorry for’t ;m
Thou didst speak but well,
m I am sorry for't ;] This is another instance of the sudden changes incident to vehement and ungovernable minds.-JOHNSON.
So long I daily vow to use it. Come,
Bohemia. A desert Country near the Sea. Enter ANTIGONUS, with a Child; and a Mariner. Ant. Thou art perfect then," our ship hath touch'd upon The deserts of Bohemia? Mar.
Ay, my lord; and fear
Ant. Their sacred wills be done !-Go, get aboard ;
Mar. Make your best haste; and go not
Go thou away:
I am glad at heart
Come, poor babe : I have heard, (but not believ'd,) the spirits of the dead May walk again : if such thing be, thy mother Appear'd to me last night; for ne'er was dream So like a waking. To me comes a creature, Sometimes her head on one side, some another; I never saw a vessel of like sorrow, So fill’d, and so becoming: in pure white robes, Like very sanctity, she did approach My cabin where I lay: thrice bow'd before me ; And, gasping to begin some speech, her eyes Became two spouts: the fury spent, anon Did this break from her : Good Antigonus,
n Thou art perfect then,] Perfect is often used for certain,well assured, or well informed.-- Johnson.
Since fate, against thy better disposition,
[Laying down the Child. There lie; and there thy character : there these;
[Laying down a bundle.
heart bleeds : and most accurs'd am I,
[Exit, pursued by a bear.
Enter an old Shepherd. Shep. I would, there were no age between ten and threeand-twenty; or that youth would sleep out the rest: for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting.-Hark you now !
thy character:] Thy description ; i.e. The writing afterwards discovered with Perdita.-STEEVENS.
P A savage elamour ?] This clamour was the cry of the dogs and hunters ;then seeing the bear, he cries, this is the chace or the animal pursued.ma Jounsox.
-Would any but these boiled brains of nineteen, and two-and-twenty, hunt this weather ? They have scared away two of my best sheep; which, I fear, the wolf will sooner find, than the master; if any where I have them, 'tis by the sea-side, browzing on ivy. Good luck, an't be thy will! what have we here? [Taking up the Child.] Mercy on’s, a barne ;9 a very pretty barne! A boy, or a child," I wonder? A pretty one; a very pretty one: Sure, some scape: though I am not bookish, yet I can read waiting-gentlewoman in the scape. This has been some stair-work, some trunk-work, some behinddoor-work: they were warmer that got this, than the poor thing is here. I'll take it up for pity: yet I'll tarry till my son come; he hollaed but even now. Whoa, ho hoa !
Clo. Hilloa, loa !
Shep. What, art so near? If thou'lt see a thing to talk on when thou art dead and rotten, come hither. What ailest thou, man?
Clo. I have seen two such sights, by sea, and by land; --but I am not to say, it is a sea, for it is now the sky; betwixt the firmament and it, you cannot thrust a bodkin's point.
Shep. Why, boy, how is it?
Clo. I would, you did but see how it chafes, how it rages, how it takes up the shore! but that's not to the point: 0, the most piteous cry of the poor souls ! sometimes to see 'em, and not to see 'em : now the ship boring the moon with her main-masť; and anon swallowed with yest and froth, as you'd thrust a cork into a hogshead. And then for the land service,-To see how the bear tore
i. e. Infunt, -barnes for borns, or things bom; answering to the Latin nati.-STEEVENS.
I-a boy, ur a child,] Child is used for a female infant. Even within ten miles of London, on admiring "a fine child" in the arms of a cottager, I was corrected and told that it was a boy.