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scarce a maid westward, but she sings it ; 'tis in request, I can tell you.
Mop. We can both sing it: if thou'lt bear a part, thou shalt hear; 'tis in three parts.
Dor. We had the tune on't a month ago.
Aut. I can bear my part; you must know, 'tis my occupation ; have at it with you.
A. Get you hence, for I must go ;
D. Whither? M. O whither? D. Whither?
D. Me too, let me go thither.
A. Neither. D. What, neither? A. Neither.
Then, whither go'st? Say, whither? Clo. We'll have this song out anon by ourselves. My father and the gentleman are in sad talk, and we'll not trouble them. Come, bring away thy pack after me. Wenches, I'll buy for you both.—Pedler, let's have the first choice.–Follow me, girls. Aut. And you shall pay well for 'em.
[ Aside. Will you buy any tape,
Or lace for your cape,
Any silk, any thread,
Any toys for your head,
Come to the pedler ;
Money's a medler,
[Exeunt Clown, Aut., Dorc., and MOPSA. Enter a Servant. Serv. Master, there is three carters, three shepherds, three neat-herds, three swine-herds, that have made themselves all men of hair ; they call themselves saltiers ; and they have a dance, which the wenches say is a gallimaufry of gambols, because they are not in’t"; but they themselves are o’the mind (if it be not too rough for some, that know little but bowling) it will please plentifully.
1 A sale or utterance of ware.
Shep. Away! we'll none on't; here has been too much homely foolery already.—I know, sir, we weary you.
Pol. You weary those that refresh us. Pray, let's see these four threes of herdsmen.
Serv. One three of them, by their own report, sir, hath danced before the king; and not the worst of the three, but jumps twelve foot and a half by the squire.?
Shep. Leave your prating ; since these good men are pleased, let them come in; but quickly now. Serv. Why, they stay at door, sir.
Re-enter Servant, with twelve Rustics habited like
Satyrs. They dance, and then exeunt. Pol. O, father, you'll know more of that here
after.—3 Is it not too far gone ? -'Tis time to part them.He's simple, and tells much. [Aside. ]-How now,
fair shepherd ? Your heart is full of something, that does take Your mind from feasting. Sooth, when I was young, And handed love, as you do, I was wont To load my she with knacks. I would have ran
sacked The pedler's silken treasury, and have poured it
2 Foot rule (esquierre, Fr.) 3 This is an answer to something which the shepherd is supposed to have said to Polixenes during the dance. VOL. III.
How pret was fair beror: jet me hea
To her acceptance; you have let him go,
Old sir, I know
Pol. What follows this ?
Do, and be witness to’t.
And he, and more
edge, More than was ever man's, I would not prize them, Without her love ; for her employ them all; Commend them, and condemn them, to her service, Or to their own perdition. Pol.
Fairly offered Cam. This shows a sound affection.
But, my daughter, Say you the like to him? Per.
I cannot speak
So well, nothing so well; no, nor mean better.
Take hands; a bargain ;-
0, that must be
Come, your hand;And, daughter, yours.
Soft, swain, a while, 'beseech you ; Have you a father ?
Flo. I have. But what of him?
He neither does, nor shall.
No, good sir;
By my white beard,
1 i. e. “ converse about his own affairs."
I yield all this ;
Let him know't.
Pr’ythee, let him.
No, he must not.
Come, come, he must not.-
Mark your divorce, young sir,
O, my heart!
1 Far, in the old spelling farre, i. e. farther. of fer was ferrer.
T'he ancient comparative