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But with a ling'ring dram, that should not work Cam. Tbere is a sickness
Maliciously like poison : But I cannot

Which puts some of us in distcmper ; but Believe tbis crack to be in my dread mistress I cannot name the disease; and it is caught So sovereignly being honourable.

of you that yet are well, I have lov'd thee,

Pol. How! caught of ine? Leon. Make't ihy question, and go rot ! Make me not sighted like the basilisk: Dost think I am so muddy, so ansettled, I have look'd on thousands, who have sped the To appoint niyself in this vexation ? sully

better The purity and whiteness of my sheets,

By my regard, but kill'd none so. Camillo --Which to preserve, is sleep; wbich being As you are certainly a gentleinan ; tbereto spotted,

Clerk-like, experienc'd, which no less adorns Is goads, thorns, nettles, tails of wasps

Our gentry, tban our parents' noble paines, Give scandal to the blood o'the priuce my son, lu wbose success we are gentle, - beseech Who, I do think is mine, and love as mine;

you, Without ripe moving to't? Would I do this ? If you know aught which does behove my kno.s. Could inan so blench:

ledge Cam. I must believe you, Sir ;

Thereof to be inform'd, imprison it not I do ; and will fetch off Bohemia for't :

iu ignorant concealment. Provided, that when be's reinov'd, your bighness Cam. I may not answer. Will take again your queen, as your's at first; Pol. A sickness caught of me, and yet 1 Even for your sou's sake; and, thereby, for

well! sealing

I must be answer'd.-Dust thou bear, Camillo, The injury of tongues, in courts and kingdoms I cónjure tbee, by all the parts of man, Known and allied to your's.

Which bonour does acknowledge, --whicreof the Leon. Thou dost advise me,

least Even so as I mine own course have set down : Is not this suit of mine,-that thou declare I'll give no blemish to ber honour, none. What incidevey thou dost guess of barm Cam. My lord,

Is creeping toward me; how far off, bow bear; Go then : and with a countenance as clear Which way to be prevented, is to be ; As friendship wears at feasts, keep with Bo. If not, bow best to bear it. hemia,

Cam. Sir, I'll tell you ; And with your queen: I am his cupbearer ; Since I am charg'd in honour, and by him If from me be bave wholesome beverage, That I think bonourable : Therefore mark my Account me not your servant.

counsel; Leon. This is all :

Which must be even as swinly follow'd as Do't, aud thou hast one half of my heart; I mean to utler it; or both yourself and me Do't not, thou split'st thine own.

Cry, lost, and so good-night. Cam. I'll do't, my lord.

Pol. Ou, good Camillo. Leon. I will serin friendly, as thou hast ad. Cam. I ain appointed Him to murder you. I vis'd ine.

(Exit. Pol. By whom, Camillo ? Cam. O miserable lady !-But, for me,

Cam. By the king. What case stand I in? I must be the poisoner Pol. For what? of good Polixenes : and my ground to do't

Cam. He thinks, nay, with all confidence be Is the obedience to a master ; one,

swears, Who, in rebellion with himself, will have As he had seen't, or been an instrument All that are his, so too.-To do this deed, To vice + you to't,-that you have touch'd his Promotion follows: If I could find example

queen of thousands, that liad struck anointed kings, Forbiddenly. And tourish'd after, I'd not do't : but since Pol. oh! then my best blood turn Nor brass, nor stone, nor parchment, bears not to an infected jelly ; and my naine

Be yok'd with his, that did betray the best! Let villany itself forswear't. I must

Turn then my freshest reputation to Forsake the court : to do't, or no, is certain A savour, that may strike the dullest nostril To me a break-deck. Happy star, reign now ! Where I arrive ; and iny approach be slund, Here comes Bohemia.

Nay, bated too, worse than the great'st infection

That e'er was heard, or read !

Cam. Swear his thought over
Pol. This is strange ! metbinks,

By eacb particular star in heaven, and My favour here begins to warp. Not speak ? By all their influences, you may as well Good-day, Camillo.

Forbid the sea for to obey the moon, Cam. Hail, most royal Sir!

As or, by oath, remove, or counsel, shake Pol. What is the news i'the court 1

The fabric of his folly ; whose foundation Cam. None rare, my lord.

Is pil'd upon bis faith, ll and will continue Pol. The king bath on him such a couute. The standing of his body. nance,

Pol. How should this grow? As he had lost some province, and a region, Cam. I know not : but, I am sure, 'tis safer to Lov'd as he loves himsell ; even now I met him Avoid what's grown, than question how 'uis with customary compliment; when he,

born. Wasting his eyes to the contrary, and falling If therefore yon dare trust my honesty,A lip of much contempt, speeds from me ; and That lies inclosed in this trunk, which you So leaves me, to consider what is breeding, Shall bear along impawu'd,-away 10-night. That cbauges thus his manners.

Your followers I will whisper to the business ; Cam. I dare not kuow, my lord.

And will, by twos and threes, at several pos. Pol. How ! dare not 1 do not. Do you know,

terus, and dare not

Clear them o'the city : For myself, I'll put Be intelligent to me ? 'Tis thereabouts ;

My fortunes to your service, which are here For, to yourself, what you do know, you must; Bý this discovery lust. Be not uncertain ; And cannot say, you dare not. Good Camillo, for, by tbe honour of iny parents, I Your chang'd complexions are to me a mirror, Have utter'd truth ; which if you seek to prove, Which shows me mine chang'd to : for I must be 1 dare not stand by; vor shall you be safer A party in this alteration, finding Myself thus alter'd with it.

• For succession.

+ Gentle was opposed to simple: well borg. • Maliciously, with effects openly hurtful. ile. I am the persou appointed, &c. I.e. Could any mau su start off from propriety? Draw.

I Settled belief.


Than one condemn’d by the king's own mouth, Enter LEONTES, ANTIGONUS, LORDS, and thereon

others. His execution sworn.

Leon. Was he met there? bis tralu ! Camillo Pol. I do relieve thee :

witb bim i I saw his heart in his face. Give me thy band; I Lord. Bebind the tuft of pines I met them ; Be pilot to me, and thy places shall

never Stili neighbour mine ; My ships are ready, and Saw I men scour so on their way: I ey'd there My people did expect my hence departure Even to their ships. Two days ago.--This jealousy

Leon. How bless'd am I Is for a precious creature : as she's rare, In my just censure I in my true opinion Must it be great ; and, as his person's mighty, Alack, for lesser knowledge ! . How accurs'd, Must it be violent; and as he does conceive In being so blest !—There may be in the cup He is dishonour'd by a man which ever

A spider + steep'd, and one may drink ; depart, Profess'd to him, why, bis revenges must And yet partake no venom ; for bis knowledge In that be made more bitter. Fear o'ershades is not infected : but if one present me :

The abhorr'd ingredient to bis eye, make known Good expedition be my friend, and comfort How he hath drank, he cracks his gorge, his The gracious queen, part of his theme, but no

sides, thing

With violent' befts : 1-1 bave drank, and seen or bis ill-ta'en suspicion ! Come, Camillo ;

the spider. I will respect thee as a father, is

Camillo was his help in chis, his pander :Thon bear'st my life off hence : Let us avoid.

There is a plot against my life, my crown ; Cam. It is in mine authority to command All's true that is mistrusted :-that false villain, The keys of all the posterns : Please your high. Wbom I employ'd, was pre-employ'd by him : ness

He bas discover'd my design, and I To take the urgent bour : come, Sir, away. Remain a pinch'd thing ; 5 yea, a very trick

[Ereunt. For them to play at will :- How came ihe poster us

So casily open ?.

1 Lord. By his great authority;

Which often hath no less prevail'd tban so, ACT II.

On your command,

Leon. I know't too well.--
SCENE 1.-The same.

Give nie the boy ; I am glad you did not nurse

him : Enter HERMIONB, MAMILLIUS, and LADIES. Though he does bear some signs of me, yet you

Her. Take the boy to you: he so troubles me, Have too much blood in bim. "Tis past enduring.

Her. Wbat is this ? sport? 1 Lady. Come, my gracious lord,

Leon. Bear the boy hence, he shall not come Shall I be your playfellow ?

about her ; Mam. No, I'll none of you.

Away with him :--and let her sport herself 1 Lady. Why, my sweet lord ?

With that sbe's big with ; for 'tis Polixenes Mam. You'll kiss me hard ; and speak to me Has made thee swell thus.

Her. But I'd say, he had not, I were a baby still.--I love you better.

And, I'll be sworn, you would believe my saying, 2 Lady. And why so, my good lord ?

Howe'er you lean to the nayward. Mam. Not for because

Leon. You, my lordsYour brows are blacker; vet black brows, they Look on her, mark her well; be but about say,

To say, she is a goodly lady, and Becoine some women best; so that there be not The justice of your bearts will thereto add, Too much bair there, but in a simi-circle, 'Tis pity, she's not honest, honourable ; Or balf-moon made with a pen.

Praise her but for this her without-door forin, 2 Lady. Who taught you this ?

(Which, on my faith, deserves high speech,) and Mam. I learn'd it out of women's faces.

straigbt Pray now

The shrug, the hum, or ha ; these pretty brands, What colour are your eye-brows ?

That calumny doth use :-Ob! I am out, 1 Lady. blue, my lord.

That mercy does ; for calumny will sear | Mum. Nay, that's a mock : I have seen a Virtue itself —these sbrugs, these hums, and lady's nose

ba's, That has been blue, but not her eye-brows. When you have said she's goodly, come between, 2 Lady. Hark ye :

Ere you can say she's honest : But be it kuowa, The queen, your mother, rounds apace; we shall From him that bas most cause to grieve it Present our services to a fine new prince,

should be, One of these days; and then you'd wanton with She's an adultress. If we would have you.

Her. Should a villain say so, 1 Lady. She is spread of late

The most replenish'd villain in the world, Into a goodly bulk : Good time encounter her! He were as much more villain : yon, my lord, Her. What wisdom suirs amongst you ? Come, Do but mistake. Sir, now

Leon. You have mistook, my lady, am for you again : Pray you, sit by us, Polixenes for Leontes : 0 thou thing, And tell's a tale.

Which I'll not call a creature of thy place, Mam. Merry, or sad, shall't be ?

Lest barbarism, making me the precedent, Her. As merry as you will.

Should a like language nse to all degrees, Mam. A sad tale's best for winter :

And mannerly distinguishment leave out I bave one of sprites and goblius.

Betwixt the prince and beggar!-1 bave said, Her. Let's have that, Sir.

She's an adultress; I bave said with whom
Come on, sit down :- Come on, and do your best More, she's a traitor ; and Camillo is
To fright me with your sprites : you're powerful A federary with ber; and one that knows
at it.

What she would sbame to know hersell,
Mam. There was a man,-

But with her most vile principal that she's Her. Nay, come, sit down ; then on.

A bed-swerver, even as bad as those Mam. Dwelt by a churcb-yard ;-) will tell it softly ;

• Oh! that my knowledge were less. Yon crickets shall not bear it.

+ Spiders were esteamed poisonous in our author's

time. Her. Come on then,


Athing pinched out of clouts, a puppet. And gi"e't ine in buite cai.

I Braud as infamous.

as if


Tbat vulgars give bold titles ; ay, and privy Ant, if it be so,
To this their late escape.

We need no grave to bury honesty ;
Her. No, by my life,

There's not a grain of it, the face to sweeten Privy to none of this : How will this grieve you, or the whole dungy earth, When you shall come to clearer knowledge, that Leon. What ! lack I credit ? You tbus bave publish'd me? Gentle my lord, I Lord. I bad rather you did lack, than I my You scarce can right me throughly then, to say


(me You did mistake.

Upon this ground : and more it would conient Leon. No, no ; if I mistake

To have her bonour true, than your suspiciou ; In those foundations which I build upon, Be blam'd for't how you might. The centre is not big enough tu bear

Leon. Wby, wbat need we A school-boy's top.- Away with her to prison : Commune with you of Ibis ? but rather follow He, who sball speak fur ber, is afar off guilly, Our forcesul instigation ? Our prerogative But that he speaks. +

Calls not your counsels : but our natural good Her. There's some ill planet reigns :

ness I must be patient, lill the beavens look

Imparts this : which,-if you (or stupified, With an aspect more favourable.-Good my lords, or seeming so in skill,) cannut, or will not, I ain not prone to weeping, as our sex

Relish as truth, like us ; inform yourselves, Commonly are ; the want of which vain dew, We need no more of your advice : the matter, Perchance, shall dry your pilies : but I have Tbe loss, ibe gain, the ordering on't, is all That honourable grief lody'd here, which burns Properly our's. Worse than tears drowa : 'Beseech you all, iny Ant. And I wish, my liege, Jords,

You had only in your silent judgment tried it,
With thoughts so qualified as your charities Without more overture.
Shall best instruct you, measure me :--and so Leon. How could that be!
The king's will be perforin'd!

Either thou art most ignorant by age,
Leon. Sball I be heard i (To the Guards. Or thou wert born a fool. Camillo's fight,
Her. Who is't, that goes with me 3 Beseech Added to their familiarity,
your highness,

(Which was as gross as ever touch'd conjecture, My women may be with me ; for, you see, That lack'd sight only, nought for approbation, My plight requires it. Do not weep, good fools ; But only seeing, all other circumstances There is no cause : when you shall know your Made up to the deed,) doth push on this promistress

ceeding : Has deserv'd prison, then abound in tears, Yet, for a greater confirmation, As I come out : this action, I now go on,

(For, in an act of this importance, 'twere Is for my better grace.- Adieu, my lord : Most piteous to be wild, I have despatch'd in I never wish'd to see you sorry ; now,

post, I trust, I shall. --My women, come ; you have to sacred Delphos, to Apollo's temple, leave.

Cleon.enes and Dion, whom you know Leon. Go, do our bidding; hence.

of stutt'd suficiency: + Now, from the oracle (Ereunt Queen and LADIES. They will bring all, whose spiritual counsel bad, 1 Lord. 'Beseech your highness, call the queen Shall stop, or spur me. Have I dont well ? again.

i Lord. Well done, my lord. Ant. Be certain what you do, Sir ; lest your Leon. Though I ain satistied, and need no justice

more Prove violence ; in the which three great ones Than what I know, yet shall the oracle suffer,

Give rest to the minds of others; such as be Yourself, your queen, your son.

Whose ignorant credulity will not 1 Lord. For her, my lord,

Come up to the truth : So have we thought it I dare my life lay down, and will do't, Sir,

good, Please you to accept it, that the queeu is spot. From our free person she should be confin'd; less

Lest that the treacbery of the two, fled hence, l'the eyes of heaven, and to you; I mean,

Be left her to perform. Conne, follow us ; In this which you accuse her.

We are to speak in public : for this business Ant. If it prove

Vill raise us all. She's otherwise, I'll keep my stables where Ant. (Aside.) To laughter, as I take it, I lodge my wise ; l'll go in couples with her ; If the good truth were kuowu. (Exeunt. Than when I feel, and see her, no further trust For every inch of woman in the world, (her; SCENE II.-The same ---The outer Room of Ay, every dram of womau's flesh, is false,

a Prison. If she be.

Enter PAULINA and Attendants. Leon. Hold your peaces. 1 Lord. Good my lord,-

Paul. The keeper of the prison,-call to him; Ant. It is for you we speak, not for ourselves :

(Exit an Attendant. You are abus'd, and by some putter-on,

Let him have knowledge who I am.-Good That will be damn'd for't ; 'would I knew the

Jady! villain,

No court in Europe is too good for thee,
I would land-damn him : Be she honour-faw'd,- What dost thou then in prisou ?--Now, good
I have three daughters ; the eldest is eleven ;

The second, and the third, nine, and some five ;
If tbis prove true, tbey'll pay for't: by mine

Re-enter Attendant, with the KEEPER. honour,

You know me, do you not?
I'll geld thein all; fourteen they sball not see, Keep. For a worthy lady,
To bring false generations : tbey are co heirs ; And one whom much I honour.
And I bad rather glib myself, than they

Paul. Pray you, then,
Should not produce fair issue.

Conduct me to the queen). Leon. Cease ; no more.

Keep. I may not, madam ; to the contrary You smell this business with a sense as cold I have express commandment. As is a dead man's nose : I see't, and feel't,

Paul. Here's ado, As you feel doing thus ; and see withal

To lock up bonesty and honour from
The instruments that feel.

The access of gentle visitors !--Is it lawful,
Pray you, to see her women | any of tbein ?

• Remotely guilty.
In merely speahing

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Keep. So please you, madam, to put

Is quite beyond mine arm, out of the blank Apart these your attendants, I sball bring And level of my brain, plot-proof; but she Emilia fortb.

I can hook to me : Say, that she were gobe, Paul. I pray now, call her.

Given to the fire, a moiety of my rest Withdraw yourselves.

(Ereunt Attend. Might come to me again. -Who's there? Keep. And, madam,

1 Atten. My lord

(Advancing. I must be present at your conference.

Leon. How does the boy? Paul. Well, be it so, proythee,

1 Attend. He took good rest to-night;

(Exit KEEPER. 'Tis bop'd, bis sickness is discharg'd. Here's sucb ado to make no stain a stain,

Leon. To see, As passes colouring.

His nobleness !

Conceiving the dishonour of his mother,
Re-enter KEEPER, with Emilia,

He straigbt declin'd, droop'd, took it deeply; Dear gentlewoman, how fares our gracious lady? Fasten's and fix'd the shame on't in himself; Emil. As well as one so great, and so for- Threw off his spirit, bis appetite, bis sleep, lorn,

And downright" languisb’d.-Leave me solely : + May hold together : On ber frights, and griefs,

go, (Which never tender lady hath borne greater) See how he fares. (Exit Attend.)-Fie, fle! Do She is, something before her time, deliver'd.

thought of bim ;Paul. A boy?

The very thought of my revenges that way Emil. A daughter ; and a goodly babe, Recoil upon me : in himself too mighty; Lusty, and like to live : the queen receives And in his parties, his alliance,-Let him be, Much comfort in't : says, My poor prisoner, Until a time may serve : for present vengeance, I am innocent as you.

Take it on her. Camillo and Polixenes Paul. I dare be sworn.

Laugh at me ; make their pastime at my sorrow : These dangerous unsafe lunes o'the king! be- They should not laugh, if I could reach them ;

shrew them!
He must be told on't, and be shall : the office Sball she, within my power.
Becomes a woman best ; I'll take't upon me:
If I prove boney-mouth'd, let my tongue blister;

Enter PAULINIA, with a Child.
And Dever to my red-look'd anger be

1 Lord. You must not enter. The trumpet any more :-Pray you, Emilia, Paul. Nay, rather, good my lords, be second Commend my best obedience to the queen ;

to me : If she dares trust me with her little babe, Fear you this tyrannous passion more, alas ! I'll show't the king, and undertake to be Than the queen’s life ? a gracious innocent soul ; Her advocate to th’ loudest : We do not know Moe free, than he is jealous. How he may soften at the sigbt o'the child ; Ant. That's enough. The silence often of pure innocence

1 Alten. Madam, he bath not slept to-night ; Persuades, when speaking fails.

commanded Emil. Most worthy madam,

None should come at him. Your honour, and your goodness, is so evident, Paul. Not so hot, good Sir; That your free undertaking cannot miss

I come to bring bim sleep. 'Tis such as you, A thriving issue ; there is no lady living, That creep like shadows by him, and do sigh So meet for this gre errand ; Please your lady. At cach his needless heavings,-such as you ship

Nourish the cause of his awaking : 1 To visit the next room, I'll presently

Do come with words as med'cinal as true; Acquaint the queen of your most noble offer; Honest, as either : to purge bim of that humour, Wbo, but to-day, bammer'd of this design; That presses him from sleep. But durst not tempt a minister of honour, Leon. What noise there, ho? Lest she should be denied.

Paul. No noise, my lord; but needful conPaul. Tell her, Emilia,

I'll use that topgue 1 brave: if wit flow from it, about some gossips for your highness.
As boldness from my bosom, let it not be doubt. Leon. How
I shall do good.

[ed Away with that audacious lady: Antigonos, Emil. Now be you bless'd for it !

I charg'd thee that sbe should not come about me ; I'll to the queen : Please you, come something I knew she would. nearer.

Ant. I told her so, my lord, Keep. Madam, if't please the queen to send on your displeasure's peril, and on mine, the babe,

She should not visit you. 1 kuow not what I shall incur, to pass it,

Leon. What, canst not rule her? Having no warrant.

Paul. From all dishonesty, he can : in this, Paul. You need not fear it, Sir :

(Unless he take the course that you have done, The child was prisoner to the womb ; and is,


Commit me, for committing honour,) trust it, By law and process of great nature, thence He shall not rule me. Freed and enfranchis'd: not a party to

Ant. Lo you pow; you hear ! The anger of the king; nor guilty of,

When she will take the rein, I let her run; If any be, the trespass of the queen.

But she'll not stumble. Keep. I do believe it.

Paul. Good my liege, I come, Paul. Do not you fear : upon

And, I beseech you, hear me, who profess Mine bonour, I will stand 'twixt you and danger. Myself your loyal servant, your physician,

(Exeunt. Your most obedient counsellor ; yet that dare

Less appear so, in comforting your evils, 1 SCENE III.-The same.--A Room in the Than such as most seems your's :—1 say, I come Palace.

From your good queen.

Leon. Good queen! Enter LEONTES, ANTIGONUS, LORDs, and other

Paul. Good queen, my lord, good queen: 1 ATTENDANTS.

say, good queen; Leon. Nor night, nor day, no rest : It is but and would by combat make her good, so were ! weakness

A man, the worst $ about you. To bear the matter thus : mere weakness, if Leon. Force ber hence. The cause were not in being ;-part o'the Paul. Let him, that makes but trifes of his cause,

eyes, She, the adultress ;-for the harlot king

• Mark and aim.

+ Alone. • Frenzies. * Abetting your ill courses.


First band me : on mine own accord, I'll off ; But this most cruel usage of your queen
But, first, I'll do my errand.-The good queen (Not able to produce more accusation
For she is good, bath brought you forth a Than your own weak-bing'd fancy,) something

Here 'tis ; commends it to your blessing. of tyranny, and will ignoble make you,

[Laying down the Child. Yea, scandalous to the world. Leon. Out!

Leon. On your allegiance, A mankind . witch ! Hence with her, out o' Out of the chamber with her. Were I a tye A most intelligencing tawd !

(door :

raut, Paul. Not so:

Where were her life ? she durst not call me so, I am as ignorant in that, as you

If she did know me one. Away with her. In so entitling me : aud no less honest

Paul. I pray you, do not push me ; l'll be Than you are mad; which is enough, I'll war

gone. rant,

Look to your babe, my lord; 'tis your's : Jove As this world goes, to pass for bonest.

send her Leon. Traitors!

A better guiding spirit !-What need these Will you not push her out ? Give ber the bas

bands tard :

You, that are thus so tender o'er bis follies, Thou, dotard, [TO ANTIGONUS.) thou art woman. Will never do him good, not one of you. tir’d, + unroosted So, 80 :- Farewell ; we are gone.

(Exit. By thy dame Partlet here,-take up the bastard ; Leon. Thou, traitor, bast set on thy wife to Take'i up, I say ; give't to thy crone. I

this. Paul. For ever

My child ? away with't !-even thou, that hast Unvenerable be thy hands, if thon

A heart so tender o'er it, take it hence, Tak'st up the princess, by that forced baseness And see it instantly consum'd with fire ; Wbich he has put upon't ?

Even thou, and none but thou.

Take it up Leon. He dreads his wife.

straight : Paul. So, I would, you did ; then, 'twere past within this hour bring me word 'tis done, all doubt,

(And by good testimony.) or I'll seize thy life, You'd call your children your's.

With what thou else call'st thine : If thou reLeon. A nest of traitors!

fuse, Ant. I am none, by this good light.

And wilt encounter with my wrath, say 80 ; Paul. Nor I ; nor any,

The bastard's brains with these my proper But one, that's here ; and that's himself: for he

hands The sacred honour of himself, his queen's, Shall I dash out. Go, take it to the fire ; His hopeful son's, bis babe'a, betrays to slander For thou sett'st on thy wife. Whose sting is sharper than the sword's ; and Ant. I did not, Sir : will not

These lords, my noble fellows, if they please, (For, as the case now stands, it is a corse Can clear me in't. He cannot be compellid to't,) once remove 1 Lord. We can ; my royal liege, Tbe root of his opinion, which is rotten, He is not guilty of her coming hither. As ever oak, or stone, was sound.

Leon. You are liars all. Leon. A callat,

1 Lord. 'Bescech your highness, give us bet. of boundless tongue ; who late hath beat her

ter credit : husband,

We have always truly serv'd you ; and beseech And now baits me !- This brat is none of mine ; So to esteem of us : And on our knees we beg, It is the issue of Polixenes :

(As recompense of our dear services, Hence with it ; and, together with the dam, Past, and to come,) that you do change this Commit them to the fire.

purpose; Paul. It is your's ;

Which, being so horrible, so bloody, must And, might we lay the old proverb to your Lead on to some foul Issue : We all kncel. charge,

Leon. I am a feather for each wind that So like you, 'tis the worse.-Behold, my lords,

blows :Although the pript be little, the whole matter Sball i live on, to see this bastard kneel And copy of the father : eye, nose, lip,

And call me father? Better burn it now, The trick of bis frown, bis forehead'; nay, the Than curse it then. But, he it; let it live : valley,

(stniles ; It shall not neither. You, Sir, come you The pretty dimples of his cbin, and cheek; his;

bither ;

(TO ANTICONUS. The very mould and frame of hand, bail, finger You that bave been so tenderly ofbcious And thou, good goddess nature which hast With lady Margery, your midwife, there, made it

To save tbis bastard's life--for 'tis a bastard, So like to him that got it, if thou bast

So such as this beard's grey, -wbat will you The ordering of the mind too, 'mongst all


To save this brat's life?
No yellow in't ; lest sbe suspect, as he does, Ant. Any thing, my lord,
Her children not her husband's I

That my ability may undergo,
Leon. A gross bag!

And nobleness impose : at least, thus mach; And, lozel, ** thou art worthy to be bang'd, I'll pawn the little blood wbich I have left, That wilt not stay her tongue.

To save the innocent: any thing possible. Ant. Hang all the husbands,

Leon. It shall be possible : Swear by this That cannot do that feat, you'll leave yourself

sword Hardly one subject.

Thou wilt perform my bidding. Leon. Once more, take her hence,

Ant. I will, my lord. - Paul. A most unwortby aud unnatural lord Leon. Mark, and perform it; (seest thou I) Can do no more.

for the fail Leon. I'll have thee burn'd.

of any point in't shall not only be Paul. I care not :

Death to thyself, but to thy lewd-tongu'd wife ; It is a heretic that makes the fire,

Whom, for this time, we pardon. We enjoin Not she, which burns in't. I'll not call you

thee, tyrant ;

As thou art liegeman to us, that thou carry

This female bastard hence ; and that thou bear • Masculine. + Hen-pecked.

it 1 Worn-out old woman.

Forced is false) uttered with violence to truth.
I Trull.

1 The colour of jealousy. • It was anciently a practice to swear by the comes .. Wortbless fellow.

at the bilt of the sword.

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