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257 Bohemia stops his ears, and threatens them
Enter a third Gentleman.
Here comes the lady Paulina's steward; he can deli-
ver you more.--How goes it now, sir? this news, 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.
it is in strong suspicion. Has the king found his heir ? Leon. You are married ?
3 Gent. Most true; if ever truth were pregnant by Flo. We are 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 Theodds 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 uobleness,which When once she is my wife.
nature shows above her breeding,-aud 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 up!
ner,thai, 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 known 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 hccounts but a trifle,
which stands by, like a weather-bitten 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 'Fore your queen died, she was more worth such gazes, description to do it. Than what you look on now.
2 Gent. What, pray yon, 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, arouches 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 back, 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,'twistjoy 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 fulfil1 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, 1 Gent. The dignity of this act was worth the auIleard the shepherd say, he found the child. dience of kings and princes; for by such wasit acted. Aut. I would most gladly know the issue of it.
2 Gent. One of the prettiest touches 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 attentiveeyes; 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 wiscst blood. Who was most marble there, changed colour; beholder, that knew no more but seeing, could not some swooped, 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 The news, Rogero ?
many ycars 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 selt 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 express it.
herape: he so near to Hermione liath done Hermione,
Asan Theri Couli For 1
that, they say, one would speak to her, and stand in 1 SCENE III. --The same. A Room in Paulina's house.
1 Gent. I thought, she had some great matter there Leon. O, grave and good Paulina,the great comfort,
You have paid home: but that you have vouchsaf’d,
Aut. Now, had I not the dash of my former life in me, Leon, 0 Paulina,
Or hand of man hath done; therefore I keep it
Shep. Come, boy; I am past more children ; but thy Still sleep mock'd death! behold; and say, 'tís 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. Chide me, 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, aud have been so any time these four hours. In thy not chiding: for she was as tender, Shep. And so have I, boy.
Asintancy, and grace. But yet, Paulina,
Leon. As now she might have done,
Even with such life of majesty, (warm life,
Shep. Pry'thee, sou, 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,
Standing like stone withi thee!
I kneel, and then implore her blessing.--Lady,
Give me that hand of yours, to kiss! Shep. How if it be false, son ?
Paul. O 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 sorc laid on; that thou wilt not 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 kiil'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 felow; if I do Let him that was the cause of this, have power do wonder, how thou darest venture to be drunk, not To take off so much grief from you, as le 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. Indeed, my lord, picture. Come, follow us : we'll be thy good masters. If I had thought, the sight of my poor image
(Exeune. Would thus have wronght you, (for the stone is mine,)
259 I'd not have show'd it.
You hear, my spell is lawful: do not shun her,
Until you see her die again; for then
When she was young, you woo'd her;
; now, in age,
Is she become the suitor.
If this be magic, let it be an art
Pol. She embraces him.
Cam. She hangs about his neck;
If she pertain to life, let her speak too.
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,
Though yet she speak not. Mark a little while !-
And pray your mother's blessing:— Turn, good lady;
Our Perdita is found.
Her. You gods, look down,
And from your sacred vials pour your graces
Upon my daughter's head !--Tell me, mine own,
Where hast thou been preserv'd? where liv'd ? how
Knowing by Paulina, that the oracle
Gave hope, thou wast in being, -have preserv'd
Myself to see the issue.
Paul. There's time enough for that;
Your joys with like relation, -Go together,
Yon precious winners all; your exultation
Partake to every one! I, an old tartle,
Will wing me to some wither'd bough; and there
My mate, that's never to be found again,
As I by thine, a wife: this is a match,
And made between's hy vows. Thou hast found mine;
But how, is to be question'd: for I saw her,
As I thought, dead; and have, in vain, said many
A praver upon her grave: I'll not seek far
(For him, I partly know his mind, ) to find thee
Àu honourable husband: – come, Camillo,
Is richly noted, and here justified
By us, a pair of kings. — Let's from this place! -
What? - Look upon my brother;
[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. Hastily lead away! (Exeunt.
COMEDY OF ERRORS.
So that, Fortune Whatto
Per $on of the dra m a.
ANGELO, a goldsmith.
A Merchant, friend to Antipholus of Syracuse.
Twin brothers, and Piscu, a schoolmaster, and a conjurer.
to each other, LUCIANA, her sister.
Twin brothers, and Luce, her servant,
attendants on the two A Courtezan.
Gaoler, Officers, and other Attendants.
Scenr, -- Ephesus.
А ст І.
And soon, and safe, arrived, where I was.
There she had not been long, but she became
As could not be distinguish'd but by names.
Duke. Merchant of Syracusa, plead no more! of such a burden, male twins, both alike.
Those, for their parents were exceeding poor,
I bought, and brought up to attend my sons.
Before the always-wind-obeying deep
Gave any tragic instance of our harm:
But longer did we not retain much hope;
For what obscured light the heavens did grant,
Did but convey unto our fearful minds
A doubtful warrant of immediate death;
Which, though myself would gladly have embracid,
Yet the incessant weepings of my wife,
Weeping before for what she saw must come,
And piteous plainings of the pretty babes,
That mourn'd for fashion, ignorant, what to fear,
Forc'd me to seek delays for them and me,
And this it was,- for other means was none.
The sailors sought for safety by our boat,
And left the ship, then sinking-ripe, to us.
Such as sea-faring men provide for stornis;
Ďuke. Well, Syracusan, say, in brief, the canse Whilst I had been like heedful of the other.
dege. A heavier task could not have been impos’d, Fasteu'd ourselves at either end the mast,
And floating straight, obedient to the stream,
Dispers'd those vapours that offended us,
And, by the benefit of his wish'd light,
The seas wax'd calm, and we discovered
Two ships from far making amain to us,
But ere they came, - 0, let me say no more!
Gather the sequel by that went before!
Worthily term'd them merciless to us!
We were encounter'd by a mighty rock;
Get thee away!
261 Which being violently horne upon,
Peruse the traders, gaze upon the buildings, Our helpful ship was splitted in the midst,
And then return, and sleep within mine inn;
For with long travel I am stiff and weary.
Dro. S. Many a man would take you at your word, Her part, poor soul! seeming as burdened
And goindeed, having so good a mean.[Exit Dromio S. With lesser weight, but not with lesser woe,
Ant. S. A trusty villain, sir, that very oft, Was carried with more speed before the wind; When I am dull with care and melancholy, And in our sight they three were taken up
Lightens my humour with his merry jests. By fishermen of Corinth, as we thought.
What, will you walk with me about the towy,
And then go to my inn, and dine with me?
Please you, I'll meet vith you upon the mart,
And wander up and down, to view the city. Duke. And, for the sake of them thou sorrowest for, Mer. Sir, I commend you to your own content. Do me the favour, to dilate at full
(Exit Merchant. What hath befall’n of them, and thee, till now! Ant. S. He, that commends me to mine own content, Aege. My youngest boy, and yet my eldest care, Commends me to the thing, I cannot get. At eighteen years became inquisitive
I to the world am like a drop of water, After his brother, and importun'd me,
That in the ocean seeks another drop, That his attendant, (for his case was like,
Who, falling there to find his fellow forth, Reft of his brother, but retain'd his name,) Unseen, inquisitive, confounds himself. Might bear lim company in the quest of him : Sol, to find a mother, and a brother, Whom whilst I labour'd of a love to see,
In quest of them, unhappy, lose myself. I hazarded the loss of whom I lov'd.
Enter Dromio of Ephesus. Five summers have I spent in furthest Greece, Here comes the almanac of my true date. Roaming clean through the bounds of Asia, What now? How chance, thou art return'd so soon? And, coasting homeward, came to Ephesus ;
Dro. E. Return'd so soou! rather approach'd too Hopeless to find, yet loath to leave unsought,
late: Or that, or any place that harbours men.
The capon barns, the pig falls from the spit; But here must end the story of my life,
The clock has strucken twelve upon the bell, And happy were I in my timely death,
My mistress made it one upon my cheek: Could all my travels warrant me, they live. She is so hot, because the meat is cold;
Duke. Hapless Aegeon, whom the fates have mark'd The meat is cold, because you come not home ; To bear the extremity of dire mishap!
You come not home, because you have no stomach; Now, trust me, were it not against our laws,
You have po stomach, having broke your fast;
But we, that know what'tis to fast and pray,
Ant. S. Stop in your wind, sir! tell me this, I pray: But though thou art adjudged to the death,
Where have you left the money, that I gave you? And passed sentence may not be recall’d,
Dro. E. 0,-sixpence, that I had o' Wednesday last, But to our honour's great disparagement,
Το "pay the saddler for my mistress'crupper? Yet will I favour thee in what I can.
The saddler had it, sir, I kept it not. Therefore, merchant, I'll limit theo this day,
Ant. S. I am not in a sportive humour now: To seek thy help by beneficial help.
and dally not, where is the money? Try all the friends thou hast in Ephesus;
We being strangers here, how dar’st thou trust Beg thou, or borrow, to make up the sum,
So great a charge from thine own custody? And live; if not, then thou art doom'd to die. - Dro. E. I pray you, jest, sir, as you sit at dinner: Gaoler, take him to thy custody !
I from my mistress come to you in post; Gaol. I will, my lord.
If I return, I shall be postindeed; dege. Hopeless, and helpless, doth Aegeon wend, For she will score your fault npon my pate. But to procrastinate his lifeless end. (Exeunt. Methinks, your maw, like mine, should be your clock,
And strike you-home without a messenger.
Ant. S. Come, Dromio, come, these jests are out of
Reserve them till a merrier hour than this! Mer. Therefore, give out, you are of Epidamnum, Where is the gold, I gave in charge to thee? Lest that your goods too soon be confiscate.
Dro. E. To me, sir? why you gave no gold to me. This very day, a Syracusan merchant
Ant. S. Come on, sir knave, have done your fooIs apprehended for arrival here,
lishness, And not being able to buy out his life,
And tell me, how thou hast dispos'd thy charge. According to the statute of the town,
Dro. E. My charge was but to fetch you from the Dies, erethe weary sun set in the west.
mart There is your money, that I had to keep.
Home to your house, the Phoenix, sir, to dinner; Ant. S. Go bear it to the Centaur, where we host, My mistress, and her sister, stay for you. And stay there, Dromio, till I come to thee!
Ant. s. Now, as I am a Christian, answer me, Within this hourit will be dinner-time:
In what safe place you have bestow'd my money; Till that, I'll view the magners of the town,
Or I shall break that merry scouce of yours,