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Mark our contract.

How often said, my dignity would last Pol. Mark your divorce, young sir,

But till 'twere known?

(Discovering himself. Flo. It cannot fail, but by
Whom son I dare not call; thou art too base The violation of my faith. And then
To be acknowledg’d. Thou a sceptre's heir, Let nature crush the sides o'the earth together,
That thus affect'st a sheep-hook !—Thou, old traitor, and mar the seeds within !— Lift up thy looks.
I am sorry, that, by hanging thee, I can but From my succession wipe me, father! I
Shorten thy life one week.— And thou, fresh piece Am heir to my affection,
Of excellent witchcraft, who, of force, must know Cam. Be advis'd!
The royal fool, thou cop'st with;--

Flo. I am; and by my fancy : if my reason
Shep. O, my
heart!

Will thereto be obedient, I have reason;
Pol. I'll have thy beauty scratch'd with briars, and if not, my senses, better pleas'd with madness,
made

Do bid it welcome.
More homely, than thy state.–For thee, fond boy,- Cam. This is desperate, sir.
If I may ever know, thou dost but sigh,

Flo. So call it: butit does fulfil my vow;
That thou no more shalt see this knack, (as never I needs must think it honesty. Camillo,
I mean thou shalt,) we'll bar thee from succession, Not for Bohemia, nor the pomp, that may
Not hold thee of our blood, no not our kin,

Be thereat glean’d; for all the sun sees, or
Far than Deucalion off. -Mark thou my words; The close earth wombs, or the profound seas hide
Follow us to the court !- Thou churl, for this time, In unknown fathoms, will I break my oath
Though full of our displeasure, yet we free thee To this my fair belov’d. Therefore, I pray you,
From the dread blow of it. And you, enchantment,- As you have ever been my father's honour'd friend,
Worthy enough a herdsman: yea, him too,

When he shall miss me, (as, in faith, I mean not
That makes himself, but for our honour therein, To see him any more,) cast your good counsels
Unworthy thee, – ifever, henceforth, thou

Upon his passion ; let myself and fortune These rural latches to his entrance open,

Tug for the time to come! This you may know, Or hoop his body more with thy embraces,

And so deliver. Tam put to sea I will devise a death as cruel for thee,

With her, whom here I cannot hold on shore; As thou art tender to't.

(Exit. And, most opportune to our need, I have Per. Even here undone!

A vessel rides fast by, but not prepar'd I was not much afeard: for once, or twice,

For this design. What course I mean to hold, I was about to speak; and tell him plainly,

Shall nothing benefit your knowledge, nor The self-same sun, that shines upon his court,

Concern me the reporting.
Hides not his visage from our cottage, but

Cam. O, my lord,
Looks on alike. --Will't please you, sir, be gone? I would your spirit were easier for advice,

(To Florizel. Or stronger for your need.
I told yon, what would come of this. 'Beseech you, Flo. Hark, Perdita.--
Of your own state take care: this dream of mine,- I'll hear you by and by.
Being now awake, I'll queen it no inch further, Cam. He's irremovable,
But milk my ewes, and weep.

Resolv'd for flight. Now were I happy, if
Cam. Why, how now, father?

His going I could frame to serve my turn, Speak, ere thou diest.

Save him from danger, do him love and honour, Shep. I cannot speak, nor think,

Purchase the sight again of dear Sicilia, Nor dare to know that which I know.-0, sir, And that unhappy king, my master, whom

(To Florizel. I so much thirst to see. You have undone a man of fourscore three,

Flo. Now, good Camillo, That thought to fill his grave in quiet; yea,

I am so fraught with curious business, that To die upon the bed my father died,

I leaveout ceremony.

(Going To lie close by his honest bones : but now

Cam, Sir, I think,
Some hangmas must put on my shroud, and lay me, You have heard of my poor services, i'the love,
Where no priest shovels-in dust.- O cursed wretch! That I have borne your father?

(To Perdita. Flo. Very nobly
That knew'st this was the prince, and would'st adven- Have you deserv'd: it is my father's music,

To speak your deeds : not little of his care To mingle faith with him! – Undone! undone! To have them recompens’d as thought on. If I might die within this hour, I have liv'd

Cam. Well, my lord, To die when I desire.

(Exit. If you may please to think I love the king, Flo. Why look you so upon me

me?

And, through him, what is nearest to him, which is I am but sorry, not afeard; delay'd,

Your gracious self: embrace but my direction, But nothing alter'd. What I was, I am:

(If your more ponderous and settled project More straining on, for plucking back; not following May suffer alteration,) on mine honour, My leash unwillingly.

I'll point you where you shall have such receiving
Cam. Gracious my lord,

As shall become your highness; where you may
You know your father's temper: at this time Enjoy your mistress ; (from the whom, I see,
He will allow no speech,—which, I do guess, There's no disjunction to be made, but by,
You do not purpose to him ;-andas hardly As heavens forefend ! your ruin :) marry her ;
Will he endure your sight as yet, I fear:

And (with my best endeavours, in your absencer)
Then, till the fury of his highness settle,

Yoar discontenting father strive to qualify, Come pot before him!

And bring him up to liking. Flo. I not purpose it.

Flo. How, Camillo, I think, Camillo.

May this, almost a miracle, be done? Cam. Even he, my lord.

That I may call thee something more than man, Per. How often have I told you, 'twould be thas? And, after that, trust to thee.

[Takes her aside.

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Cam. Have you thought on

That you may know, you shall not want,--one word! A place, whereto you'll go?

[They talk aside. Flo. Not any yet;

Enter AUTOLYCUS. But as the unthought-on accident is guilty

Aut. Ha, ha! what a fool honesty is! and trust, his To what we wildly do, so we profess

sworn brother, a very simple gentleman !I have sold Ourselves to be the slaves of chance, and flies all my trumpery; not a counterfeit stone, not a riband, Of every wind, that blows.

glass, pomander, brooch, table-book, ballad, knife, Cam. Then list to me;

tape, glove, shoe-tye, bracelet, horn-ring, to keep my This follows: if yon will not change your purpose, pack from fasting; they throng who should buy first: Bat undergo this flight, make for Sicilia,

as if my trinkets had been hallowed, and brought a And there present yourself, and your fair princess, benediction to the buyer; by which means, I saw whose (Forso, I see, she must be,) 'fore Leontes!

purse was best in picture; and, what I saw, to my good She shall be habited, as it becomes

use, I remembered. My clown (who wants but someThe partner of your bed. Methinks, I see

thing to be a reasonable man, ) grew so in love with the Leontes, opening his free arms, and weeping wenches' song, that he would not stir his pettitoes, till His welcomes forth: asks thee, the son, forgiveness, he had both tune and words: which so drew the rest of As’twere i'the father's person, kisses the hands the herd to me, that al}their other senses stuck in ears: Ofyour fresh princess, o'er and o'er divides him you might have pinched a placket, it was senseless; 'Twixt his unkindness and his kindness; the one 'twas nothing to geld a codpiece of a purse; I would Hechides to hell, and bids the other grow,

have filed keys off, that hung in chains: no hearing, no Faster than thought, or time.

feeling, but my sir's song, and admiring the nothing Flo. Worthy Camillo,

of it. So that, in this time of lethargy, I picked and What colour for my visitation shall I

cut most of their festival purses : and had not the old Hold up before him?

man come in with a whoobub against his daughter and Cam. 'Sent by the king your father,

the king's son, and scared my choughs from the chaff, To greet him, and to give him comforts. Sir, I had not left a purse alive in the whole army, The manner of your bearing towards him, with

[Camillo, Florizel, and Perdita,come forward. What you, as from your father, shall deliver, Cam. Nay, but my letters by this means being there Things known betwixt us three, I'll write you down; So soon as you arrive, shall cícar that doubt. The which shall point you forth at every sitting, Flo. And those, that you'll procure from king LeWhat you must say; that he shall not perceive, But that you have your father's bosom there,

Cam. Shall satisfy your father. And speak his very heart.

Per. Happy be you! Flo. I am bound to you:

All, that you speak, shows fair. There is some sap in this.

Cam. Who have we here? [Seeing Autolycus. Cam. A course more promising,

We'll make an instrument of this; omit Than a wild dedication of yourselves

Nothing, may give us aid. To unpath'd waters, undream'd shores, most cer- Aut. If they have overheard me now,—why hanging. tain,

[Aside. To miseries enough; no hope to help you;

Cam' How now, good fellow? why shakest thou so? But, as you shake off one, to take another :

Fear not, man! here's no harm intended to thee. Nothing so certain, as your anchors, who

Aut. I am a poor fellow, sir. Do their best office, if they can but stay you, Cam. Why, be so still; here's nobody will steal that Where you'll be loath to be. Besides, you know, from thee. Yet, for the outside of thy poverty, we must Prosperity is the very bond of love,

make an exchange: therefore, discase thee instantly, Whose fresh complexion and whose heart together (thou must think, there's necessity in't,) and change Affliction alters.

garments with this gentleman! Though the pennyPer. One of these is true:

worth, on his side, be the worst, yet hold thee, there's I think, affliction may subdue the cheek,

some boot. But not take in the mind.

Aut. I am a poor fellow, sir:-I know ye well enough. Cam. Yea, say you so ?

[ Aside. There shall not, at your father's house, these seven Cam. Nay, priythee, dispatch: the gentleman is half years,

flayed already Be born another such.

Aut. Are you in earnest, sir ?--I smell the trick of it.Flo. My good Camillo,

[Aside. She is as forward of her breeding, as

Flo. Dispatch, I pr’ythee. I'the rear of birth.

Aut. Indeed, I have had earnest; but I cannot with Cam. I camot say, 'tis pity

conscience take it. She lacks instructions; for she seems a mistress Cam. Unbuckle, unbuckle.To most that teach.

(Flo. und Autol. exchange garments. Per. Your pardon, sir, for this

Fortunate mistress, - let my prophecy l'll blush you thanks.

Come home to you !- you must retire yourself Plo. My prettiest Perdita !

Into some covert, take your sweetheart's hat,
But, o, the thorns we stand upon !--Camillo, And pluck it o'er your brows, muffle your face,
Preserver of my father, now of me;

Dismantle you, and as you can, disliken
The medicin of our house !-how shall we do? The truth of your own seeming; that you may,
We are not furnish'd like Bohemia's son;

(For I do fear eyes over you, ) to shipboard Nor shall appear in Sicily-

Get undescried.
Cam. My lord,

Per. I see, the play so lies,
Fear none of this! I think, you know, my fortunes That I must bear a part.
Do all lie there: it shall be so my care,

Cám. No remedy!-
To have you royally appointed, as if

Have you done there?
The scene, you play, were mine. For instance, sir, Flo. Should I now meet my father,

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Clo. Your worship had like to have given us oue, if
C'em. Nay, you shall have

you

had not taken yourself with the manner. Nohat:- Come, lady, come.-- Farewell, my friend! Shep. Are you a courtier, an’t like you,

sir ?
dut. Adien, sic!

Aut. Whether it like me, or no, I am a courtier.
Ilo. (Perdita, what have we twain forgot? See'st thou not the air of the court in these enfoldings?
Pray you, a word.

[They converse apart, hath not my gait in it, the measure of the court ? re-
Cum. What I do next, shall be, to tell the king[Aside. ceives notihy nose court-odour from me? reflect I not
Of this escape, and whither they are bound; on thy baseness court-contempt? Think'st thou, for
Whercio, my hope is, I shall so prevail,

that I insinuate, or toze from thee thy business, I am
To force him after: in whose company

therefore no courtier, I am courtier,cap-a-pè; and one I shall review Sicilia, for whose sight

that will either push on, or pluck back thy business I have a woman's longing.

there: whereupon Icommand thee to open thy affair.
Flo. Fortune speed us !

Shep. My business, sir, is to the king.
Thus we set on, Camillo, to the sea-side.

Aut. What advocate hast thou to him?
Cam. The swifter speed, the better.

Shep. I know not, an't like you.
(Exeunt Florizel, Perdita, and Camillo. Clo. Advocate's the court-word for a pheasant; say,
Aut. I understand the business, I hear it. To have you have none.
an open ear, a quick eye, and a nimble hand, is neces- Shep. None, sir; I have no pheasant, cock nor hen.
sary for a cut-purse; a good nose is requisite also, to Aut. How bless'd are we, that are not simple mea!
smell out work for the other senses. I see, this is the Yet nature might have made me as these are,
time, that the unjust man doth thrive. What an ex-Therefore I'll not disdain.
change had this becn, without boot? what a boot is Clo. This cannot

but a great courtier.
here, with this exchange? Sure, the gods do this year Shep. His garments are rich, but he wears them not
connive at us, and we may do any thing extempore. handsomely,
The prince himself is about a piece of iniquity; steal- Clo. He seems to be the more noble in being fantas-
ing away from his father, with his elog at his heels; if I tical; a great man, l'II warrant; I know, by the pick-
thought it were not a piece of honesty to acquaiot the ing on's teeth.
kingwithal, I woulddo't: I holdit the more knavery to Aut. The fardel there? what'sï'the fardel? Where-
conceal it: and therein am Iconstant to my profession. fore that box?
Encer Clown and Shepherd.

Shep. Sir, there lies such secrets in this fardel, and
Aside, aside! - here is more matter for a hot brain : 1 box, which none must know hut the king; and which
every lane's end, every shop, church, session, hang- he shall know within this hour, if I may come to the
ing, yields a careful man work.

speech of him.
Clo. See, see; what a man you are now! there is no Aut. Age, thou hast lost thy labour.
other way, but to tell the king, she's a changeling, and Shep. Why, sir?
none of your flesh and blood.

Aut. The king is not at the palace; he is gone aboard
Shep. Nay, but hear me,

a new ship to purge melancholy, and air himself. For,
Clo. Nay, but hear me.

if thoa be'st capable of things serious, thou must
Shep. Go to then!

know, the king is full of grief.
Clo. She being none of your flesh and blood, your Shep. So 'tis said, sir ; about his son, that should
flesh and blood has not offended the king; and, so, your have married a shepherd's daughter.
Deshand bloodis potto be punished by him.Show those Aut. If that shepherd be not in hand-fast, let him
things, you found about her: those secret things, all fly; the curses he shall have, the tortures he shall feel,
but what she has with her! This being done, let the law will break the back of man, the heart of monster.
go whistle ; I warrant you.

Clo. Think you so, sir?
Shep. I will tell the king all, every word, yea, and Aut. Not he alone shall suffer what wit can make
his son's pranks too; who, I may say, is no honest heavy, aud vengeance bitter ; but those, that are ger-
man, neither to his father, nor to me, to go about to mane to him, though removed fifty times, shall all
make me the king's brother-in law.

come under the haugman: which though it be great
Clo. Indeed, brother-in-law was the furthest off you pity, yet it is necessary. An old sheep-whistling rogue,
could have been to him; and then your blood had a ram-tender, to offer to have his daughter come into
been the dearer, by I know how much an ounce. grace! Some say, he shall be stoned; but that death
Aut. Very wisely; puppies !

[Aside. is too soft for him,say I. Draw our throne into a sheep-
Shep. Well; let us to the king! there is that in this cote! all deaths are too few, the sharpest too easy,
fardel, will make him scratch his beard,

Clo. Has the old man e'er a son, sir, do you hear, an't
Aus, I know not, what impediment this complaint like you, sir?
may be to the flight of my master.

Aut. He has a son, who shall be flayed alive; then,
Clo. 'Pray heartily he be at palace,

'nointed over with honey, set on the head of a
Aut. Though I am not naturally honest, I am so wasp's nest; then stand, till he be three quarters and
sometimes by chance. - Let me poeket up my ped- a dram dead; then recovered again with aqua-vitae,
ler's excrement. (Takes off his false beard.jHow now, or some other hot infusion; then, raw as he is, and in
rusties? whither are you bound?

the hottest day prognostication proclaims, shall he bo Shep. To the palace, an it like your worship. set against a brick-wall, the san looking with a southAut. Your affairs there? what? with whom? the con- ward eye upon him; where he is to behold him with dition of that fardel, the place of your dwelling, your flies blown to death. But what talk we of these traitorly names, your ages, of what having, breeding, and any rascals, whose miseries are to be smiled at,their offenthing, that is fitting to be known, discover. ces being so capital ? Tell me,(for you seem to be hoClo. Weare but plain fellows, sir.

nest plain men,) what have you to the king: being Aut. A lie; you are rough and hairy. Let me have something gently considered, I'll bring you where he no lying; it becomes doce but tradesmen, and they is aboard, tender your persons to his

presence, whiso!ten give us soldiers the lie: but we pay them for it per him in your behalfs, and, if it be in man, bewith stai ped coin, vot stabbing steel : therefore they sides the king, to effect your suits, here is man, shall do not give us the lie.

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Clo. He seems to be of great authority; close with Your kindness better.
him, give him gold ; and thongh authority be a stub- Paul, You are one of those,
born bear, yet he is oft led by the nose with gold. Would have him wed again.
Show the inside of your purse to the outside of his hand Dion. If you would not so,
and no more ado! Remember stoned and flayed alive. You pity not the state, nor the remembrance
Shep. An't please you, sir, to undertake the business of his most sovereign dame; consider little,
for us, here is that gold, I have: I'll make it as much What dangers, by his highness' fail of issue,
more; and leave this young man in pawn, till I bring May drop upon his kingdom, and devour

Incertain lookers-on. What were more holy,
Aut. After I have done what I promised ? Than to rejoice, the former queen is well?
Shep. Ay, sir.

What holier, than,--for royalty's repair,
Aut. Well, give ine the moiety. — Are you a party For present comfort and for future good,
in this business?

To bless the bed of majesty again
Clo. In some sort, sir: but though my case be a pi- With a sweet fellow to't?
tiful one, I hope, I shall not be flayed ont of it. Paul. There is none worthy,

Aut. O, that's the case of the shepherd's son.- Respecting her, that's gone. Besides, the gods
Haug him, he'll be made an example.

Will have

fulfild their secret purposes :
Clo. Comfort, good comfort! We must to the king, For has not the divine Apollo said,
and show onr strange sights: he must know, 'tis none Is't not the tenour of his oracle,
of your daughter, nor my sister; we are gone else. Sir, That king Leontes shall not have an heir,
I will give you as much as this old man does, when the Till his fost child be found? which, that it shall,
business is performed; and remain, as he says, your Is all as monstrous to our human reason,
pawn, till it be brought you.

As my Antigonus to break his grave,
Aut. I will trust you. Walk before toward the sea- And come again to me; who, on my life,
side; go on the right hand; I will but look upon the Did perish with the infant. 'Tis your counsel,
hedge and follow you.

My lord should to the heavens be contrary,
Clo. We are blessed in this man, as I may say, even Oppose against their wills. — Care not for issue !
blessed.

[ To Leontes. Shep. Let's before, as hie bids us : he was provided the crown will find an heir. Great Alexander to do us good. (Exeunt Shepherd and Clown. Left his to the worthiest; so his successor

Aut.If I had a mind to be honest, I see, fortune would Was like to be the best.
not suffer me; she drops booties in my mouth. I am Leon. Good Paulina,
courted now with a double occasion; gold, and a means Who hast the memory of Hermione,
to do the prince my master good;which,who knows how I know, in honour, -ó, that ever I
that may turn back to my advancement? I will bring Had sqnar'd me to thy counsel !-then, even now,
thesetwo moles, these blindoncs,aboard him:ifhethink I might have look'd upon my qacen's full eyes,
it fit to shore them again, and that the complaint, they Havetaken treasure from her lips,-
have to the king, concerns him nothing, let him call me Paul. And left them
rogue, for being so far officious; for I am proof against More rich, for what they yielded.
that title, and what shame else belongs to't. To Leon. Thou speak'st truth.
him will I present them, there may be matter in it. No more such wives ; therefore, no wife ; one worse,

(Exis. And better us’d, would make her sainted spirit

Again possess her corps; and, on this stage,

(Where we offenders now appear,) soul vex’d,
A CT

Begin, And why to me?
SCENEI.-Sicilia. A room in the palace of Leontes. Paul. Had she such power,
Enter Leontes,Cleoexes, Dior,Paulina, and others. She had just cause.

Cleo. Sir, you have done enough, and have perform'd Leon. She had ; and would incense me
A saint-like sorrow : 'no fault could you make, To murder her, I married.
Which you have not redeem'd; indeed, paid down Paul. I should so:
More penitence, than done trespass. At the last, Were I the ghost that walk’d, I'd bid you mark
Do, as the heavens have done; forget your evil; Her eye, and tell me, for what dull part in't
With them, forgive yourself!

You chose her: then I'd shriek, that even your ears
Leon. Whilst I remember

Should rift to hear me; and the words, that follow'd,
Her and her virtaes, I cannot forget

Should be, Remember mine!
My blemishes in them; and so still think of

Leon, Stars, very stars,
The wrong I did myself: which was so much, And all eyes else dead coals !-- fear thou no wife,
That heirless it hath made my kingdom; and

I'll have no wife, Paulina.
Destroy'd the sweet'st companion, that e'er man Paul. Will you swear
Bred his hopes out of.

Never to marry, but by my free leave?
Puul. True, too true, my lord;

Leon. Never, Paulina; so be bless'd my spirit !
If, one by one, you wedded all the world,

Paul. Then, good my lords, bear witness to his oath!
Or from the all, that are, took something good, Cleo. You tempt him over much.
To make a perfect woman, she, you kill’d,

Paul. Unless another,
Would be unparallel d.

As like Hermione, as is her picture,
Leon. I think so. Kill'd!

Affront his eye.
SheI kill'd? I did so: but thon strik'st me

Cleo. Good madam,-
Sorely, to say I did ; it is as bitter

Paul. I have done.
Upon thy tongue, as in my thought. Now, good now, Yet, if my lord will marry,-if you will, sir,
Say so but seldom.

No remedy, but you will: give me the office
Cleo. Not at all, good lady!

To choose you a queen! She shall not be so young
You might have spoken a thousand things, that would As was your former ; but she shall be such,
Have done the time more benefit, and grac'd

As, walk'd your first queen's ghost, it should take joy

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To see her in your arms.

Have I here touch'd Sicilia ; and from him Leon. My true Paulina,

Give you all greetings, that a king, at friend, We shall not marry, till thoa bidd'st us.

Can send his brother : and, but infirmity Paul. That

(Which waits upon worn times,) hath something seiz'd
Shall be, when your first queen's again in breath ; His wish'd ability, he had himself
Never till then.

The lands and waters 'twixt your throne and his
Enter a Gentleman,

Measur'd to look upon you; whom he loves
Gent. One, that gives out himself prince Florizel, (He bade me say so,) more than all the sceptres,
Son of Polixenes, with his princess, (she

And those, that bear them, living. The fairest, I have yet beheld,) desires access

Leun. O, my brother, To your high presence.

(Good gentleman !) the wrongs I have done thee, stir Leon. What with him ? he comes not

Afresh within me; and these thy offices,
Like to his father's greatness: his approach, So rarely kind, are as interpreters
So out of circumstance, and sudden, tells us,

Ofmy behind-hand slackness !-Welcome hither, "Tis not a visitation fram'd, but forc'd

As is the spring to the earth. And hath he too By need, and accident. What train ?

Expos’d this paragon to the fearful usage Gent. But few,

(At least, ungentle,) of the dreadful Neptune, And those but mean.

To greet a man not worth her pains; much less
Leon. His princess, say you, with him?

The adventure of her person?
Gent. Ay; the most peerless piece of earth, I think, Flo. Good my lord,
That e'er the sun shone bright on,

She came from Libya.
Paul. O Hermione,

Leon. Where the warlike Smalus, As every present time doth boast itself

That noble honour'd lord, is fear'd, and lov'd ? Above a better gone, so must thy grave

Flo. Most royal sir, from thence; from him, whose
Give way to what's seen now. Sir, you yourself

daughter
Have said, and writ so, (but your writing now His tears proclaim'd his, parting with her: thence
Is colder than that theme,) She had not been, FA prosperous south-wind friendly,) we have cross'd,
Nor was not to be equalld; -- thus your verse To execute the charge, my father gave me,
Flow'd with her beauty once; 'tis shrewdly ebb’d, For visiting your highness: my best train
To say, you have seen a better.

I have from your Sicilian shores dismiss'd,
Geni. Pardon, madam!

Who for Bohemia bend, to siguify
The one I have almost forgot; (your pardon,) Not only my success in Libya, sir,
The other, when she has obtain'd your eye,

But my arrival, and my wife's, in safety
Will have your tongue too. This is such a creature, Here, where we are.
Would she begin a sect, might quench the zeal Leon. The blessed gods
Of all professors else, make proselytes

Purge all infection from our air, whilst you
Of who she but bid follow.

Do climate here! You have a holy father,
Paul. How? not women?

A graceful gentleman; against whose person,
Gent. Women will love her, that she is a woman So sacred as it is, I have done sin:
More worth, than any man; men, that she is For which the heavens, taking angry note,
The rarest of all women.

Have left me issueless; and your father's bless'd
Leon. Go, Cleomenes!

(As he from heaven merits it,) with you, Yourself, assisted with your honour'd friends, Worthy his goodness. What might I have been, Bring them to our embracement! - Still’tis strange, Might I a son and daughter now have look’d.ov,

[Exeunt Cleomenes, Lords, and Gentleman. Such goodly things, as you ! He thus should steal upon us.

Enter a Lord,
Paul. Had our prince

Lord. Most noble sir,
(Jewel of children,) seen this hour, he had pair'd That, which I shall report, will bear no credit,
Well with this lord; there was not full a month Were not the proof so nigh. Please you, great sir,
Between their births.

Bohemia greets you from himself, by me,
Leon. Pr'ythee no more; thon know'st,

Desires you, to attach his son, who has He dies to me again, when talk'd of : sure,

(His dignity and duty both cast off,)
When I shall see this gentleman, thy speecbes Fled from his father, from his hopes, and with
Will bring me to consider that, which, may

A shepherd's daughter.
Unfurnish me of reason. They are come. Leon. Where's Bohemia? speak.
Re-enter Cleomenes,with FLORIZEL,Perdita, and At- Lord. Here in the city; I now came from him:
tendants.

I speak amazedly; and it becomes
Your mother was most true to wedlock, princo; My marvel, and my message. To your court
For she did print your royal father off,

Whiles he was hast'ning, (in the chase, it seems,
Conceiving you. Were I but twenty-one,

of this fair couple,) meets he on the way Your father's image is so hit in you,

The father of this seeming lady, and
His very air, that I should call you brother, Her brother, having both their country quitted
As I did him, and speak of something, wildly

With this young prince.
By us perform'd before. Most dearly welcome!

Flo. Camillo has betray'd me;
And your fair princess, goddess ! — 0, alas ! Whose honour, and whose honesty, till now,
I lost a couple, that 'twixt heaven and earth Eudur'd all weathers,
Might thus have stood, begetting wonder, as

Lord. Lay't so to his charge;
You, gracious couple, do! and then I lost

He's with the king your father. (All mine own folly.) the society,

Leon. Who? Camillo? Amity too, of your brave father; whom,

Lord. Camillo, sir; I spake with him; who now Though bearing misery, I desire my life

Has these poor men ia question. Never saw I Once more to look upon.

Wretches so qnake: they kneel, they kiss the earth; Flo. By his command

Forswear themselves, as often, as they speak;

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