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250 Clo. He seems to be of great authority; close with Yonr kindness better. him, give him gold; and though 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, Áut. 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 me 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 Hang him, he'll be made an example.

Will have fulfill'd their secret purposes : Clo. Comfort, good comfort! We must to the king, For has not the divine Apollo said, and show our 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 lost 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 yon.

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; 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 he bids us : he was provided the crown will find an heir. Great Alexander to do as 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, -Ō, that ever I that may turn back to my advancement? I will briog Had sqnar'd me to thy counsel !- then, even now, thesetwomoles,these blindones, aboard him:ifhethink I might have look'd upon my queen'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,

(Exit. 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 V.

Begin, And why to me?
SCENE I. --Sicilia. A room in the palace of Leontes. Paul. Had she such power,
Enter Leontes, Cleomenes, Dion, 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 ghose 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 rist 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. She I kill'd? I did so: but thou strik'st mc

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

your first queen's ghost, it should take joy

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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 thou 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 himn? 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 brighton.

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

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, A prosperous south-wind friendly,) we have crossid,
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 dismissid,
Geni. Pardon, madam!

Who for Bohemia bend, to signify
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 womeu?

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,
Therarest 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.00,

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

Enter a Lord.
Paul. Had onr 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. Prythee 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:

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 Eudar'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 in question. Never saw I
Once more to look upon.

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

Forswear themselves, as often, as they speak;

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257 Bohemia stops his ears, and threatens them

Enter a third Gentleman.
With divers deaths in death.

Here comes the lady Paulina's steward; he can deli-
Per. 0, my poor father!

ver you more.--How goes it now, sir? this news, which The heaveus set spies upon us, will not have

is called true, is so like an old tale, that the verity of Our contract celebrated.

itis in strong suspicion. Has the king found his heir? Leon. You are married ?

3 Gent. Most true; if ever truth were pregnant by Flo. Weare not, sir, nor are we like to be; circumstance: that, which you hear, you'll swear you The stars, I see, will kiss the valleys first:

see, there is such unity in the proofs. The mantle of The odds for high and low's alike.

queen Hermione: her jewel about the neck of it :-the Leon. My lord,

lettersof Antigonus, found with it, which they know to Is this the daughter of a king?

be his character-the majesty of the creature,in resemFlo. She is,

blance of the mother; the affection of nobleness,which When once she is


nature shows above her breeding,-avd many other eviLeon. That once, I see, by your good father's speed, dences,proclaim her, with all certainty,to be the king's Will come on very slowly. I am sorry,

daughter. Did you see the meeting of the two kings? Most sorry, you have broken from his liking,

2 Gent. No. Where you were tied in duty: and as sorry,

3 Cent. Then have you lost a sight, which was to be Your choice is not so rich in worth, as beauty, seen, cannot be spoken of. There might you have beThat you might well enjoy her.

held one joy crown another, so, and in such manFlo. Dear, look np!

ner, that, it seemed, sorrow wept to take leave of them : Though fortune, visible an enemy,

for their joy waded in tears. There was casting up of Should chase us with my father: power no jot eyes, holding up of hands; with countenance of such Hath she, to change our loves.-'Beseech you, sir, distraction, that they were to be kuown by garment, Remember since you ow'd no more to time,

not by favour. Our king, being ready to leap out of Than I do now : with thought of such affections, himself for joy of his found daughter, as if that joy Step forth mine advocate; at your request, were now become a loss, cries, 0, thy mother, thy moMy father will grant precious things, as trifles. ther! then asks Bohemia forgiveness; then embraces Leon. Would he do so, I'd beg your precious mis- his son-in-law; then again worries he his daughter, tress,

with clipping her; now he thanks the old shepherd, Which he counts but a trifle.

which stands by, like a weather-bítten conduit of maPaul. Sir, my liege,

ny kings' reigns. I never heard of such another enYour eye hath too much youth in't: not a month counter, which lames report to follow it, and undoes Tore your queen died, she was more worth such gazes, description to do it. Than what you look on now.

2 Gent. What, pray you, became of Antigonus, that Leon I thought of her,

carried hence the child ? Even in these looks, I made.- But your petition 3 Gent. Like an old tale still; which will have mat

[To Florizel. ter to rehearse, though credit be asleep, and not an Is yet unanswered, I will to your father ;

car open. He was torn to pieces with a bear: this Your honour not o'erthrown by your desires, avouches the shepherd's son; who has not only his I am a friend to them, and you; upon which errand, innocence (which seems much,) to justify him, but a I now go toward him; therefore follow me, handherchief, and rings, of his, that Paulina knows. And mark what way I make! Come, good my lord ! 1 Gent. What became of his bark, and his followers ?

[Exeunt 3 Gent. Wrecked, the same instant of their master's

death ; and in the view of the shepherd : so that all SCENE II.--The same. Before the palace. the instruments, which aided to expose the child, were Enter AUTOLYCUS and a Gentleman.

even then lost, when it was found. But, 0, the noble

combat, that, 'twixt joy and sorrow,was fought in PauAut. 'Beseech you, sir, were you present at this lina! She had one eye declined for the loss of her husrelation?

band; another elevated, that the oracle was fulfl1 Gent. I was by at the opening of the fardel, heard led. She lifted the princess from the earth, and so the old shepherd deliver the manner, how he found it: locks her in embracing, as if she would pin her to her whereupon, after a little amazedness, we were all com- heart, that she might no more be in danger of losing. manded out of the chamber; only this, methought, i Gent. The dignity of this act was worth the auI heard the shepherd say, he found the child.

dience of kings and princes; for by such was it acted. Aut. I would most gladly know the issue of it.

2 Gent, One of the prettiest tonches of all, and that 1 Gent. I make a broken delivery of the business : which angled for mine eyes, (caught the water, thongh but the changes, I perceived in the king, and Camillo, not the fish,) was, when at the relation of the queen's were very notes of admiration: they seemed almost, death, with the manner, how she came to it, (bravely with staring on one another, to tear the cases of their confessed and lamented by the king, ) how attentiveqyes; there was speech in their dumbness, language ness wounded his daughter: till, from one sign of in their very gesture: they looked, as they had heard dolour to another, she did, with an alus! I would of a world ransomed, or one destroyed. A notable fain say, bleed tears ; for, I am sure, my heart wept passion of wonder appeared in them; but the wisest blood. Who was most marble there, changed colour; beholder, that knew no more but seeing, could not some swooned, all sorrowed : ifall the world could say, if the importance were joy, or sorrow: but in the have seen it, the woe had been universal. extremity of the one, it must needs be.

1 Gent. Are they returned to the court? Enter another Gentleman.

3 Gent. No: the princess, hearing of her mother's Here comes a gentleman, that, happily, knows more. statue, which is in the keeping of Paulina, - a piece news, Rogero ?

many years in doing, and now newly performed by that 2. Gent. Nothing but bonfires. The oracle is ful- rare Italian master, Julio Romano ; who, had he himfilled; the king's daughter is found; such a deal of self eternity, and could put breath into his work, wonder has broken out within this hour, that ballad would beguile nature of her custom, so perfectly he is makers cannot be able to cxpress it.

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that, they say, one would speak to her, and stand in 1 SCENE III. - The same. A Room in Paulina's house.
hope of answer: thither with all greediness of affec- Enter LEONTES, POLIXENES, FLORIZEL, Perdita, Ca-
tion, are they gone; and there they intend to sup. ALLO, Paulina, Lords, and Attendants.

1 Gent. I thought, she had some great matter there Leon. O, grave and good Paulina,the great comfort,
in hand; for she hath privately, twice or thrice a day. That I have had of thee!
ever since the death of Hermione, visited that re- Paul. What, sovereign sir,
moved house. Shall we thither, and with our com- I did not well, I meant well: all my services,
pany piece the rejoicing?

You have paid home: but that you have vouchsaf'd,
3 Gent. Who would be thence, that has the bene- With your crown'd brother, and these your contracted
fit of access? every wink of an eye, some new grace Heirs of your kingdoms, my poor house to visit,
will be born : our absence makes us unthrifty to our It is a surplus of your grace, which never
knowledge. Let's along. (Exeunt Gentlemen. My life may last to answer.

Aut. Now, had I not the dash of my former life in me, Leon. O Paulina,
would preferment drop on my head. I brought the old We honour you with trouble: but we came
man and his son aboard the prince; told him, I heard To see the statne of our queen; your gallery
him talk of a fardel, and I know not what: but he at that Ilave we pass'd through, not without much content
time, overfond of the shepherd's daughter,( so he then In many singularities; but we saw not
took herto be, ) who began to be much sea sick, and That which my daughter came to look upon,
himself little better, extremity of weather continuing, The sfatue of her mother.
this mystery remained undiscovered. But 'tis all one Paul. As she liv'd peerless,
to me: for had I been the finder-out of this secret, it So her dead likeness, I do well believe,
would not have relished among my other discredits. Excels whatever yet you look'd upon,
Enter Shepherd and Clown.

Or hand of man hath done; therefore I keep it
Here come those, I have done good to against my will, Lonely apart. But there it is: prepare
and already appearing in the blossomsoftheir fortune. To see the life as lively mock'd, as ever

Shep. Come, boy; I am past more children ; but thy Still sleep mock'd death! behold; and say, 'tis well.
sons and daughters will be all gentlemen born.

[Paulinu undraws a curtain, and discovers a.
Clo. You are well met, sir. You denied to fight with
me this other day, because I was no gentleman born. I like your silence, it the more shows off
See you these clothes? say, you see them not, and think Your wonder: but yet speah; - first, you, my liege,
me still no gentleman born: you were best say, these Comes it not something near ?
robes are not gentlemen born. Give me the lie; do, and Leon. Her natural posture!
try, whether I am not now a gentleman born.



dear stone, that I may say, indeed,
Aut. I know, you are now, sir, a gentleman born. Thou art Hermione: or, rather, thou art she,
Clo. Ay, and have been so any time these four hours. In thy not chiding: for she was as tender,
Shep. And so have I, boy.

Asinfancy, and grace. -- But yet, Paulina,
Clu. So you have:--but I was a gentleman born be- Hermione was not so much wrinkled; nothing
fore my father: for the king's son took me by the hand, So aged, as this seems.
and called me brother; and then the two kings called Pol. O, not by much.
my father brother: and then the prince, my brother,

Paul. So much the more our carver's excellence,
and the princess, my sister, called my father father; Which lets go by some sixteen years, and makes her
and so we wept; and there was the first gentleman- As she liv'd now.
like tears that ever we shed.

Leon. As now she might have done,
Shep. We may live, son, to shed many more. So much to my good comfort, as it is
Clo. Ay; or else 'twere hard luck, being in so pre- Now piercing to my soul. O, thus she stood,
posterous estate, as we are.

Even with such life of'majesty, (warm life,
Aut. I humbly beseech you, sir, to pardon me all the As now it coldly stands,) when first I woo'd her!
faults, I have committed to your worship, and to give I am ashamed. Does not the stone rebuke nie,
me your good report to the prince, my master. For being more stone than it?-0, royal piece,

Shep. Pry'thee, son, do; for we must be gentle, now There's magic in thy majesty, which has
we are gentlemen.

My evils conjur'd to remembrance; and
Clo. Thou wilt amend thy life?

From thy admiring daughter took the spirits,
Aut. Ay, an it like your good worship.?

Standing like stone witli thee!
Clo. Give me thy hand! I will swear to the prince Per. And give me leave;
thou art as honest a true fellow, as any is in Bohemia. And do not say, 'tis superstition, that
Shep. You may say it, but not swear it.

I kneel, and then implore her blessing.-Lady,
Clo. Not swear it, now I am a gentleman ? Let boors Dear queen, that ended, when I but began,
and franklins say it, I'll swear it.

Give me that hand of yours, to kiss!
Shep. How if it be false, son ?

Paul. ( patience;
Clo.If it be ne'er so false, a true gentleman may swear. The statue is but newly fix’d, the colour's
it in the behalf of his friend: - and I'll swear to Not dry.
the prince, thou art a tall fellow of thy hands, and Cam. My lord, your sorrow was too sore laid on;
that thou wilt uot be drunk; but I know, thou art no Which sixteen winters cannot blow away,
tall fellow ofthy hands, and that thou wilt be drunk: So many summers, dry: scarce any joy
but I'll swear it': and I would, thou would'st be a tall Did ever so long live; no sorrow,
fellow of thy hands.

But kill'd itself much sooner,
Aut. I will prove so, sir, to my power.

Pol. Dear my brother,
Clo. Av, by any means prove a tall fellow; if I do Let him that was the cause of this, have power
no wonder, how thou darest venture to be druuk, not To take off so much grief from you, as he
being a tall fellow, trust me not-Hark! the kings and Will piece up in himself.
the princes, our kindred, are going to see the queen's Paul. Iudeed, my lord,
picture. Come, follow us: we'll be thy good masters. If I had thought, the sight of my poor image

(Exeunt. Would thus have wronght you, (for the stone is mine,)

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You hear, my spell is lawful: do not shun her,
Leon. Do not draw the curtain !
Paul. No longer shall you gaze on't, lest your fancy You kill her double. Nay, present your hand!

Until you see her die again; for then
May think anon, it moves.

When she was young, you woo'd her; now, in age,
Lcon. Let be, let be.

Is she become the suitor,
Would, I were dead, but that, methinks, already- Leon. O, she's warm !
What was he that did make it? – See, my lord,

[Embracing her.

If this be magic, let it bean art
Would you not deem, it breath’d? and that those veins Lawful as eating!
Did verily bear blood ?

Pol. She embraces him.
Pol. Masterly done!

Cam. She havgsabont his neck;
The very life seems warm upon her lip.

If she pertain to life, let her speak too.
Leon. The fixure of her eye has motion in't,

Pol. Ay, and make't manifest where she has liv’d,
As we are mock'd with art.

Or, how stolen from the dead?
Paul, I'll draw the curtain;

Paul. That she is living,
My lord's “almost so far transported, that

Were it but told you, should be hooted at
He'll think anon, it lives.

Like an old tale; but it appears, she lives,
Leun. O sweet Paulina,

Though yet she speak not. Mark a little while ! -
Make me to think so twenty years together; Please you to interpose, fair madam; kneel,
No settled senses of the world can match

And pray your motiier's blessing.–Tarn, good lady;
The pleasure of that madness. Let's alone.

Our Perdita is found.
Paul. I am sorry, sir, I have thus far stirr'd you: but (Presenting Perdita, who kneels to llermione.
I could afllict you further.

Her. You gods, look down,
Leon. Do, Paulina;

And from your sacred vials pour your graces
For this affliction has a taste as sweet

Upon my daughter's head!--Tell me, mine own,
As any cordial comfort.--Still, methinks,

Where hast thou been preserv’d? where liv'd ? how
There is an air comes from her: what fine chizzel found
Could ever yet cnt breath? Let no man mock me, Thy father's court? for thon shalt hear, that I, -
For I will kiss her.

Knowing by Paulina, that the oracle
Paul. Good my lord, forbear:

Gave hope, thou wast in being, -have preserv'd
The ruddiness upon her lip is wet;

Myself to see the issue.
You'll mar it, if you kiss it; stain your own

Paul. There's time enongh for that ;
With oily painting. Shall I draw the curtain ? Lest they desire, upon this push, to trouble
Leon. No, not these twenty years.

Your joys with like relation.-Go together,
Per. So long could I

Yon precious winners all; your exultation
Stand by, a looker on.

Partüke to every one! I, an old turtle,
Paul. Either forbear,

Will wing me to some wither'd bough; and there
Quit presently the chapel; or resolve yon

My mate, that's never to be found again,
For more amazement! If you can behold it,

Lament, till I am lost.
I'll make the statue move indeed; descend,

Leon. O peace, Paulina !
And take you by the hand: but then you'll think, Thou should'st a husband take by my consent,
(Which I protest against,)I am assisted

As I by thine, a wife: this is a match,
By wicked powers.

And made between's by vows. Thon hast found mine;
Leon. What you can make her do,

But how, is to be question'd: for I saw her,
I am content to look on: what to speak,

As I thought, dead; and have, in vain, said many
I am content to hear; for 'tis as easy

A praver upon her grave: I'll not seek far
To make her speak, as move.

(For him, I partly know his mind,) to find thee
Paul. It is requir'd,

An honourable husband: - come, Camillo,
You do awake yonr faith : then, all stand still; And take her by the hand : whose worth and honesty
Or those, that think, it is unlawful business,

Is richly noted, and here justified
I am about, let them depart.

By us, a pair of kings. — Let's from this place ! -
Leon. Proceed!

What? - Look upon my brother;
No foot shall stir.

Paul. Music! awake her, strike!

[Music. That e'er I put between your holy looks 'Tis time; descend; be stone no more ; approach; My ill suspicion.-- This your son-in-law, Strike all that look upon with marvel! Come; And son unto the king, (whom heavens directing) I'll fill your grave up: stir; nay, come away; Is troth-plight to your daughter. --Good Paulina, Bequeath to death your numbness, for from him Lead us from hence ; where we may leisurely Dear life redeems you.— You perceive, she stirs : Each one demand, and answer to his part

[Hermione comes down from the pedestal. Perform'd in this wide gap of time, since first Start not! her actions shall be holy, as,

We were dissever'd. Ilastily lead away! (Exeunt.



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