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Her. Never?

(That will say any thing: But were they false Leo. Never, but once.

As o'er-dy'd blachs“, as winds, as waters; false Her. What? have I twice said well? when As dice are to be wish’d, by one that fixes was't before?

[us No bourn''twixt his and mine; yet were it true I prythee, tell me: Cram us with praise, and make 5 To say this boy were like me.-Come, sir page, As fat as tame things: One good deed, dying Look on me with your welkin-eyelo: Sweet villain! tongueless,

Most dear'st! my collop'! l'an thy dami may't Slaughters a thousand, waiting upon that. Affection!?! thy intention stabs the center. [be? Our praises are our wages: You may ride us Thou dost make possible things not so held, With one soit kiss a thousand furlongs, ere 10 Communicat'st with dreams, -How can this be: With spur

we heat an acre. But to the goal'; With what's unreal thou coactive art, My last good deed was, to entreat his stay ; And fellow'st nothing: Then, 'tis very credent'}, What was my first? It has an elder sister, Thou may’stco-join with something; and thou dost, OrI mistake you;0, would her name were Grace! And that beyond commission; and I find it, But once before I spoke to the purpose: When: 15 And that to the infection of my brains, Nay, let me have't; I long.

And liardning of my brows. Leo. Why, that was when

[death, Pol. What means Sicilia? Three crabbed months had sour'd themselves to Her. He something seems unsettled. Ere I could make thee open thy white hand, Pol. How? my lord ?

[there? And clap thyself my love: then didst thou utter, 20 Leo. What cheer? how is't with you, best broI am yours for ever.”

Her. You look Her. It is Grace, indeed.

(twice: As if you held a brow of much distraction : Why, lo you now, I have spoke to the purpose Are you mov'd, my lord? The one for ever earn’d a royal husband;

Leo. No, in goud earnest.The other, for some while a friend.

25 How sometimes nature will betray its folly, [Giving her hand to Polirenes. Its tenderness; and make itself a pastime Leo. Too hot, too hot:

[ Aside. To harder bosoms !--- Looking on the lines To mingle friendship far, is mingling bloods. Of my boy's face, methought, I did recoil I have tremor cordis on me:-ıny heart dances; Twenty-three years; and saw myself embreoched, But not for joy, not jov:-This entertainment |30 In my green velvet coat; my dagger muzzled, May a free face put on: derive a liberty

Lest it should bite its master, and so prove, From heartiness, from bounty, fertile bosom, As ornament oft does, too dangerous. And well become the agent: it may, I grant: How like, methought, I then was to this kernel, But to be padling palms, and pinching tingers, This squash, this gentleman! Mine honest iriende As now they are; and making practis'd smiles, 135 Will you take eggs


moneyes? As in a looking-glass ;—and then to sigh, as 'twere Mum. No, my lord, I'll tight. The mort o'the deer?; oh, that is entertainment Leo. You will: why, happy man be his doleto!. My bosom likes not, nor my brows.-Mamillius,

My brother, Art thou my boy?

Are you so fond of your young prince, as we Mum. Ay, my good lord.

40 Do seem to be of ours? Leo. l'fecks?

[thy nose? Pol. If at home, sir, Why, that's my bawcock“. What, hasi smutch'd He's all my exercise, my mirth, my matter; They say, it's a copy out of mine. Come, captain How my sworn friend, and then mine enemy; We must be neat; not neat, but cleanly, captain : My parasite, my soldier, states-man, all : And yet the steer, the heifer, and the calf, 45 He makes a July's day short as December; Are all call’d, neat.-Still virginallings

And, with his varying childness, cures in me [Observing Polixenes and Hermione. Thoughts that would thick my blood. Upon his palm?—How now, you wanton calt? L'o. So stands this squire Art thou my calf?

Ollic'd with me: we two will walk, my lord, Mam. Yes, if you will, my lord.

50 Ind leave you to your graver steps.- llermione, Leo. Thou want'st a rough pash', and the shoots Ilow thou lov'stus, shew in our brother's welcome; that I have,

Let what is dear in Sicily, be cheap :
To be full like nie:--yet they say, we are Next to thyself, and my young rover, he's
Almost as like as eggs; women say so,

Apparent to my heart. · Meaning, to come to the point, or purpose. Alluding to the custon of people clipping the palms of their hands together when they conclude or make a bargain. Hence the phrase-to chippaburgain. * A lesson upon the horn at the death of the deer. Perhaps derived from beau and cog. We still say that such a one is a jolly cock, a cock of the - A cirginal is a very small kind of spinnet. Push ishiss, from paz Spanish, i. e. thou want'sta mouth made rough by a beard to kiss with. Shoots are branches, i. e. horns. Leontes is alluding to the ensigns of cuckoldom. * Bincks was the common term for mourning. Bourn is boundary. 10 i. e. blue eye,; an eye of the same colour with the welkin, or sky. "i. e. a piece or slice of myself. Affection here means imagination. "i.e. credible, 1. This line would seem to belong to the preceding speaker. " A proverbial saying, borrowed from the French, and implying, Will you put up with atfronts? Another proverbial expression meaning, May his dole or share in life be to be a happy man,Meaning next to my kitait.





Her. If you would seek us,

[there?) |More than the common blocks: Not noted, is't, We are yours i the garden: Shall's attend you But of the finer natures? by some severals, Leo. To your own bent's dispose you: you'll Of head-piece extraordinary lower messes', be found,

Perchance, are to this business purblind: say. Be you beneath the sky :-I am angling now, 5 Cam. Business, my lord: I think, most underThough you perceive me not how I give line; Bohemia stays here longer.

(stand [Aside , observing Hermione. Leo. Ha? Go to, go to!

Cam. Stays here longer. How she holds up the neb, the bill to him!

Leo. Ay, but why? And arms her with the boldness of a wife

10 Cam. To satisfy your highness, and the entreaties (Exeunt Polixenes, Hermione, and attendants. Of our most gracious mistress. To her allowing husband! Gone already; [one.- Leo. Satisfy Inch-thick, knee-deep' o'er head and ears a fork'd The entreaties of your mistress?-satisfy ?Go, play, boy, play ;-thy mother plays, and I Let that suffice. I have trusted thee, Camillo, Play too; but so disgrac'd a part, as issue 15 With all the nearest things to my heart, as well Will hiss me to my grave; contempt and clamour My chamber-councils: wherein, priest-like, thou Will be my knell.-Go, play, boy, play ;-There Hast cleans'd my bosom ; I from thee departed have been,

Thy penitent reform’d: but we have been Or I am much deceiv'd, cuckolds ere pow; Deceiv'd in thy integrity, deceiv'd And many a man there is, even at this present, 20 In that which seems so. Now, while I speak this, holds his wife by the arm, Cam. Be it forbid, my lord! That little thinksshe hathbeen sluic'dinhisabsence, Leo. To bide upon't;—Thou art not honest: or, And his pond fish'd by his next neighbour, by If thou inclin'st that way, thou art a coward; Sir Smile, bis neighbour: nay, there's comfort in’t, Which hoxes' honesty behind, restraining (counted Whiles other men have gates; and those gates 25 From course requir’d: or else thou must be open'd,

A servant, grafted in my serious trust, As mine, against their will: Should all despair, And thereiu negligent; or else a fool; .[drawn, That have revolted wives, the tenth of mankind That seest a game play'd home, the rich stala Would hang themselves. Physick for't there is And tak'st it all for jest. It is a bawdy planet, that will strike [none ; 30 Cam. My gracious lord, Where'tis predominant; and’tis powerful, think it, I may be negligent, foolish, and fearful; From east, west, north and south: beit concluded, In every one of these no man is free, No barricado for a belly; know it;

But that his negligence, his folly, fear, It will let in and out the enemy,

Amongst the intinite doings of the world, With bag and baggage: make a thousand of us 35 Sometime puts forth: In your affairs, my lord, Have the disease and feel't not.-How now, boy? If ever I were wilful-negligent, Mam. I am like you, they say.

It was my folly ; if industriously Leo. Why, that's some comfort.

I play'd the fool, it was my negligence, What? Camillo there?

Not weighing well the end ; if ever fearful Cam. Ay, my good lord.

40 To do a thing, where I the issue doubted, Leo. Go, play, Mamillius; thou’rt an honest Whereof the execution did cry out

[Erit Mamillius. Against the non-performance, 'twas a fear Camillo, this great sir will yet stay longer. Which oft infects the wisest: these, my lord,

Cam. You hadmuchado tomakehis anchor hold; Are such allowed infirmities, that honesty When you cast out, it still came home”. 451s never free of. But, 'beseech your grace, Leo. Didst note it?

Be plainer with me; let me know my trespass Cam. He would not stay at your petitions; made By its own visage: If then I deny it, His business more material?.

'Tis none of mine. Leo. Didst perceive it?


Leo. Have not you seen, Camillo, They're here with me already; whispering, round-|50|(But that's past doubt: you have: or youreye-glass Sicilia is a so-forth: 'T'is far gone,

is thicker than a cuckold's horn) or heard, When I shall gust it last. -How came't, Camillo, (For, to a vision so apparent, rumour That he did stay?

Cannot be mute) or thought, (for cogitation Cam. At the good queen's entreaty. [tinent; Resides not in that man, that does not think it)

Leo. At the queen's, bet: good should be per-55 My wife is slippery? If thou wilt, confess; But so it is, it is not. Was this taken

Or else be impudently negative, By any understanding pate but thine?

To have noreves, nor ears, northought: Then say, For thiy conceit is soaking, will draw in

My wite's a hobby-horse; deserves a name ? This is, a horned one ; a cuckold. Meaning, the anchor would not take hold. More urgent an important. * i. e. rounding in the ear, (rehispering, or telling secretly) a phrase in use at that time. 'i. e. taste it. olless is a contraction of muster, an appellation used by the Scots. Lower messes, therefore, are graduates of a lower form. The speaker is now mentioning gradations of understanding, and not of rank. 'To how is to ham-string. • Meaning, that the act was not necessary to be done.





As rank as any flax-wench, that puts to

Who, I do think, is mine, and love as mine, Before her troth-plight : say it, and justify it. Without ripe moving to't? Would I do this? Cam. I would not be a stander-by to hear

Could man so blencho? My sovereign mistress clouded so, without

Cam. I must believe you, sir; My present vengeance taken; 'Shrew my heart, 5 I do; and will fetch off Bohemia fort: You never spoke what did become you less Provided, that when he's remov’d, your highness Than this; which to reiterate, were sin

Will take again your queen, as yours at first; As deep as that, though true'.

Even for your son's sake; and, thereby, for sealing Leo. Is whispering nothing?

The injury of tongues, in courts and kingdoms Is leaning check to cheek? is meeting noses?

10 Known and ally'd to yours. Kissing with the inside lip? stopping the career

Leo. Thou dost advise me, Of laughter with a sigh? (a note intallible Even so as I mine own course have set down: Of breaking honesty:) horsing foot on foot ? I'll give no blemish to her honour, none. Skulking in corners ? wishing clocks more swift : Cam. My lord, Hours, minutes; the noon, midnight? and all eyes 15 Go then; and with a countenance as clear Blind with the pin and wel?, but theirs, theirs only, As friendship wears at feasts, keep with Bohemia, That would unseen be wicked ? is this nothing? And with your queen: I am his cup-bearer; Why, then the world, and all that's in't, is nothing: If from ine he have wholsome beverage, The covering sky is nothing; Bohemia nothing Account me not your servant. My wife is nothing; nor nothing have these 10-20 Leo: This is all : If this be nothing.

[things, Do't, and thou hast the one half of my heart; Can. Good my lord, be cur'd

Do't not, thou split'st thine own. Of this diseas'd opinion, and betimes ;

Cam. I'll do’t, my lord. For 'tis most dangerous.

Leo. I will seem friendly, as thou hast advis'd Leo. Say, it be; 'tis true.


[Exit. Cam. No, no, my lord.

Cam. O miserable lady!-But, for me, Leo. It is: you lie, you lie:

What case stand I in? I must be the poisoner I say, thou liest, Camillo, and I hate thee; Of good Polisenes : and my ground to du't Pronounce thee a gross lout, a mindless slave;

Is the obedience to a master : one, Or else a hovering temporizer, that

30 Who, in rebellion with himself, will have Canst with thine eyes at once see good and evil, All that are his, so too.—To do this deed, Inclining to them both: Were my wife's liver Promotion follows: If I could find example Infected as her life, she would not live

Of thousands, that had struck anointed kings, The running of one glass.

And flourished after, I'd not do't: but since Cam. Who does infect her?

[hanging 35 Nor brass, nor stone, nor parchment, bears not one, Leo. Why he, that wears her like her medal, Let villainy itself forswear't. I must About his neck, Bohemia :- Who,- if I Forsake the court: to do't, or no, is certain Had servants true about me; that hare eyes To me a break-neck. llappy star, reign now; To seek alike mine honour as their profits, Here comes Bohemia. Their own particular thrifts,--they would do that 40

Enter Polirenes, Which should undo more doing: Ay, and thou, Pol. This is strange! methinks, His cup-bearer,—whom I, from meaner form (see My favour here begins to warp. Not speak Have bench'd and rear'd to worship; who may’st Good-day, Camillo. Plainiy, as heaven sees earth, and earth sees heaven, Cam. Hail, most royal sir ! Flow I am gallid,--thou might'st be-spice a cup, 45 Pol. What is the news i' the court? To give mine enemy a lasting' wink;

Cam. None rare, my lord. Which draught to me were cordial.

Pol. The king hath on him such a countenance, Cam. Sir, iny lord,

As he had lost some province, and a region, I could do this; and that with no rash' potion, Lov'd as he loves himself: even now I met him But with a ling'ring dram, that should not work 50 With customary compliments; when he, Maliciously', like poison : But I cannot

Wafting his eyes to the contrary, and talling Believe this crack to be in my dread mistress, A lip of much contempt, speeds from me ; and So sovereignly being honourable.

So leaves me, to consider what is breeding, I have lov'd thee

That changes thus his manners. Leo. Make that thy question, and go rot! 55 Cam. I dare not know, any lord. Dost think, I am so muddy, so unsettled,

Pol. How! dare not? do not? do you know, To appoint myself in this vexation? sully

and dare not The purity and whiteness of my sheets,

Be intelligent to me? 'Tis thereabouts ; Which to preserve, is sleep; which being spotted, For, to yourself, what you do know, you must; Js goads, thorns, nettles, tails of wasps? 60 And cannot say, you dare not. Good Camillo, Give scandal to the blood o'the prince my son, Your chang'd complexions are to me a mirror,

' i. e. your suspicion is as great a sin as would be that (if committed) for which you suspect her, 2 Disorders in the eye.

i. e. to poison him.

4 i. e. hasty. i. e. malignantly. blunch is to start off, to shrink.




6 To

Which shews me mine chang'd too: for I must bel A favour, that may strike the dullest nostril A party in this alteration, finding

Where I arrive; and my approach be shun'd, Myseli thus alter'd with it.

Nay, hated too, worse than the great'st infection Cam. There is a sickness

That e'er was heard or read!
Which puts some of us in distemper; but 5 Cam. Swear his thought over
I cannot name the disease: and it is caught By each particular star in heaven, and
Of you, that yet are well.

By all their intluences, you may as well
Pol. How! caught of nie?

Forbid the sea for to obey the noon,
Make me not sighted like the basilisk: (better As or by oath, remove, or counsel, shake
I have looked on thousands, who have sped the 10 The fabrick of his folly; whose foundation
By my regard, but kill'd none so. Camillo, Is pild upon his faith, and will continue
As you are certainly a gentleman ; thereto The standing of his body.
Clerk-like, experienced, which no less adorns Pol. How should this grow?
Our gentry, than our parents' noble names,

Cum. I know not : but, I am sure, 'tis safer to
In whose success we are gentle',.--I beseech you, 15 Avoid what's grown, than question how 'tis born.
If you know aught whicli does behove my know- If therefore you dare trust my honesty, -
Thereof to be inform’d; imprison it not [ledge That lies inclosed in this trunk, which you
In ignorant concealment.

shall bear along impawn'd,-away to-night. Cam. I may not answrt.

Your followers I will whisper to the business ; Pol. A sickness caught of me, and yet I well! 20 And will, by twos and threes, at several posterns, I must be answer'd-Dost thou hear, Camillo ? Clear them o' the city: For inyself, I'll put I conjure thee, by all the parts of man, [least My fortunes to your service, which are here Which honour does acknou lidge—whereof the By this discovery lost. Be not uncertain; Is not this suit of mine,—that thou declare För, by the honour of my parents, I What incidency thou dost guess of liarın 25 Have utter'd truth: which if


seek to prove, Is creeping toward me; how far out, how near; I dare not stand by; nor shall you be safer (thereon, Which way to be prevented, if to be;

Than one condemu’d; by the king's own mouth If not, how best to bear it.

is execution sworn. Cum. Sir, I'll tell you;

Pol. I do believe thce: Since I am charg'd in honour, and by him 30 I saw his heart in his face. Give me thy hand; That I think honourable : Therefore, mark my Be pilot to me, and thy places shall counsel;

Stili neighbour mine: My ships are ready, and Which must be even as swiftly follow'd, as My people did expect my hence departure I mean to utter it; or both yourself and me

Two days ago.

-This jealousy, Cry, lost, and so good-night.

351s for a precious creature: as she's rare, Pol. On, good Camillo.

Must it be great; and, as his person's nighty, Cam. I ani appointed Him to murder you. Must it be violent; and, as he does conceive Pol. By whoin, Camillo ?

He is dishonoured by a man which ever Cun. By the king.

Profess'd to him, why, his revenge: must Pol. For what?

[swears 10 In that be made more bitter. Fear o'er-shades me: Cam. He thinks, nay, with all confidence he Good expedition be my friend, and comfort As he had seen't, or been an instrument [queen The gracious queen, part of his theme, but nothing To vice you to'l',-that you have touch'd his Of his ill-ta'en suspicion! Come, Camillo; Forbiddenly.

I will respect thee as a father, if Pol. Oh, then my best blood turn

45 Thou bear'st iny life off hence: Let us avoid. To an infected jelly; and my name

Cam. It is in mine authority, to command Be yok'd with his, that did betray the best ! The keys of all the posterns : Please your highness Turn then my freshest reputation to

|To take the urgent hour: come, sir, away. [Ere.

A c T 11.


155/Shall I be your play-fellow? The Palace.

Alam. No, l’If none of you. Enter Hermione, llamillius; and Ladies. 1 Lady. Why, my sweet lord ?

(as if Her. TAKE the boy to you: he so troubles me, Mam. You'll hiss me lrard; and speak to me 'Tis past enduring.

I were a baby still.-I love you better. 1 Lady. Come, my gracious lord,

2 budy. And why so, my lord? 'Gentle is evidently opposed to simple; alluding to a distinction between the gentry and yeomanry. * i, e. to draw, persuade you. The character called thu Vice in the old plays, was ihe tempter to soil.


Mam. Not for because

Leo. I know't too well. Your brows are blacker; yet black brows, they say,

Give me the boy; [70 Hermione.] I am glad, you Become some women best; so that there be not

did not nurse him : Tuo much hair there, but in a semicircle,

Though he does bear some signs of me, yet you Or half-moon made with a pen.

5 Have too much blood in him. 2 Lady. Who taught you this? [now,

Hor. What is this? sport?

[about her: Mum. I-learn’d it out of women's faces.-- Pray Leo. Bear, the boy hence, he shall not come What colour are your eye-brows?

Away with him and let her sport herself 1 Lady. Blue, my lord.

[nose With that she's big with; for’tis Polixenes Mam. Nay, that's a mock: I have seen a lady's 10 Has made thee swell thus. That has been blue, but not her eye-brows.

Her. But I'd say, he had not, 2 Lady. Hark ye:

And, I'll be sworn, you would believe my saying,
The queen, your mother, rounds apace: we shall Howe'er you lean to the nayward.
Present our services to a fine new prince,

Leo. You my lords,
One of these days; and then you'd wanton with us, 15'Look on her, mark her well; be but about
If we would have you.

To say, she is a goodly lady), and
Lady. She is spread of late

The justice of your hearts will thereto add, Into a goodly bulk; Good time encounter her! 'Tis pity, she's not honest, honourable : Her. What wisdom stirs among you? Come

Praise her but for this her without-door form, sir, now

20 (Which, on my faith, deserves high speech) and I am for you again: Pray you, sit by us,

straight And tell us a tale.

The shrug, the hum, or ha; these petty brands, Mam. Merry, or sad, shall it be?

That calumny doth use:-Oh, I am out, · Her. As merry as you will.

That mercy does; for calumny will sear Mam. A sad tale's best for winter:

25 Virtue itself: these shrugs, these hums, and ha's, I have one of sprights and goblins.

When you have said, she's goodly, come between, Her. Let's have that, good sir.

Ere you can say she's honest: But be it known, Come on, sit down :-Come on, and do'your best From him that has must cause to grieveit should be, To fright me with your sprights; you're powerful She's an adultress. Mum. There was a mano

(at it.'30

Her. Should a villain say so, Her. Nay, come, sit down; then on, (softly;! The most replenish'd villain in the world, Mum. Dwelt by a church-yard ;-) will tell it He were a much more villain: you, my lord, Yon crickets shall not hear it.

Do but mistake. Her. Come on then,

Leo. You have mistook, my lady, And give't me in mine ear.

135 Polixenes for Leontes. Othou thing, Enter Leontes, Antigonus, Lords, and others. Which I'll not call a creature of thy place, Leo. Was he met there? his train? Camillo Lest barbarison, making me the precedent, with him?

Should a like language use to all degrees, Lord. Behind the tuft of pines I met them; never And mannerly distinguishment leave out Saw I men scour so on their way: I ey'd them 40 Betwixt the prince and beggar !--I have said, Even to their ships.

She's an adultress; I have said, with whom : Leo. Low blesi am I

More, she's a traitor; and Camillo is In my just censure? in my true opinion :

A federary with her; and one that knows Alack, for lesser knowledge !--how accurs d, What she should shame to know herself, In being so blest!--There may be in the cup 45 But with her most vile principal, that she's A spider steep'd, and one may drink; depart, A bed-swerver, even as bad as those And yet partahe no venom ; for his knowledge That vulgars give bold'st titles; ay, and privy Is not infected: but if one present

To this their late escape. The abhor'd ingredient to his eye, make known Her. No, by my life, How he hath drunk, he cracks his gorge, his sides, 50 Privy to none of this: How will this grieve you, With violent heits':- -I have drunk, and seen When you shall come to clearer know jedge, that the spider.

You thus have publish'd me! Gentle my lord, Camillo was bis help in this, his pandar

You scarce can right ine uiroughly then, to say There is a plot against my life, my crown ;

You did mistake.
All's true, that is mistrusted that false villain, 55 Leo. No: if I mistake
Whom I employed, was pre-employ’d by him: In those foundations which I build upon,
He hath discover'd my design, and I

The center is not big enough to bear
Remain a pinch'd thing?; yea, a very trick A school-boy's top:- Away with her to prison :
For them to play at will:—How came the posterns Ile, who shall speak for her, is atar off guilty,
So easily open ?

160 But that he speaks. Lord. By his great authority;

Her. There's some ill planet reigns : Which often hath no less prevail'd than so, I must be patient, till the heavens look On your compiand.

Withan aspect more favourable.---Cuod my lords, · Hefts are what is heared up. 'i. e. I am treated as a mere child's baby, a thing pinched out of clouts, a puppet for them to move and actuate as they please. i.e. a confederate. * But is here used for except. 22

I am

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