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so we wept ; and there was the first gentleman. Which lets go by some sixteer. years, and like tears that ever we shed.

makes her Shep. We may live, son, to shed many more. As she liv'd now.

Clo. Ay; or else 'twere bard luck, being in Leon. As now she might have done, so preposterous estate as we are.

So much to my good comfort, as it is Aut. I humbly beseech you, Sir, to pardon Now piercing to my soul. Oh? thus she stood, me all the faults I have committed to your wor. Even with such life of majesty, (warm life, ship, and to give me your good report to the As now it coldly stands,) when first I wood prince my master.

ber! Shep. 'Pr'ythee, son, do ; for we must be I am asham'd : Does not the stone rebuke me, gentle, now we an gentlemen.

For being more stone than it 2-0 royal piece, Clo. Thou wilt amend thy life?

There's magic in thy majesty ; which has Aut. Ay, an it like your good worship.

My evils conjur'd to remembrance ; and Clo. Give me thy hand : I will swear to the From thy admiring daughter took the spirits, prince, thou art as bonest a true fellow as any Standing like stone with thee ! is in Bobenia.

Per. And give me leave ;
Shep. You may say it, but not swear it. And do not say, 'tis superstition, that

Clo. Not swear it, now I am a gentleman ? I kneel, and then implore ber blessing.-Lady, Let boors and frankling • say it, I'll swear it. Dear queen, that ended wben I but hegau, Shep. How if it be false, son ?

Give me that band of your's, to hiss. Clo. If it be ne'er so false, a trne gentleman Puul. O patience, may swear it, in the bebalf of his friend :- And The statue is but uewly fix'd, the colour's l'll swear to the prince, thou art a tall + fellow Not dry. of thy bands, and that thou wilt not be drunk ; Cam. My lord, your sorrow was too sore laid but I know, thou art no tall fellow of thy

on ; bands, and that thou wilt be drunk ; but I'll Which sixteen winters cannot blow away, swear it : and I would, thou would'st be a tall So many summers, dry : scarce auy joy fellow of thy hands.

Did ever so long live ; no sorrow, Aut. I will prove so, Sir, to my power.

But kill'd itself much sooner. ('lo. Ay, by any means prove a talj fellow : Pol. Dear my brother, If I do not wonder, bow thou darest venture Let him that was the cause of this, have power to be drunk, not being a tall fellow, trust me To take off so much grief from you as he not.-Hark! the kings and the princes, our Will piece up in himself. kindred, are going to see the queen's picture. Paul. Indeed, my lord, Come, follow us : we'll be thy good masters. If I had thought the sight of my poor image

[Exeunt. Would thus have wrought you, (for the stone

is mine,) SCENE III.-The same.- A Room in PAULP'd not bave show'd it. INA's House.

Leon. Do not draw the curtain.

Paul. No longer shall you gaze on't ; lest Enter LEONTES, POLIIENES, FLORIZEL, PER.

your fancy DITA, CAMILLO, PAULINA, Lords, and At. May think anon, it moves. tendants.

Leon, Let be, let be,
Leon. O grave and good Paulina, the great Would I were dead, but that methinks al.
That I have had of thee !


(loril, Paul. Wbat, sovereign Sir,

What was he, that did make it !--- See, my I did not well, I meant well ; All my services, Would you not deem, it breath'd ? and that You bave paid home : but that you have vouch

those veins sal'd

(contracted Did verily bear blood ? With your crown'd brother, and these your Pol. Masterly done : Heirs of your kingdoms, my poor house to the very life seems warm upon her lip. It is a surplus of your grace, which never (visit, Leon. The fixure of her eye bas motion in't + My life may last to answer.

As we are mock'd with art.
Levn. O Paulina,

Paul. I'll draw the curtain ;
We honour you with trouble : but we came My lord's almost su far transported, that
To see the statue of our queen : your gallery He'll think apon, it lives.
Have we pass'd through, not without much Leon. O sweei Paulina,

Make me to think so twenty years togelber ; In many singularities ; but we saw not

No settled sellises of the world can watch That which my daughter came to look upon, The pleasure of that madness. Let't alone. The statue of her mother.

Puul. I am sorry, Sir, I bave thus far stin'd Paul. As she liv'd peerless, So her dead likeness, i do well believe,

I could amict you further.
Excels whatever yet you looked upon,

Leon, Do, Paulina ;
Or hand of man bath done : therefore I keep it For this affliction has a taste as sweet
Lonely apart : But bere it is : prepare

As any cordial comfort.-Still, metbinks,
To see the life as lively mock'd, as ever (well. There is an air comes from ber : Wbat fine
Still sleep mock'd death : bebold ; and say, 'tis


(une, (PAULINA undrars a Curtain, and dis- could ever yet cut breath ? Let no man nock covers a statue.

For I will kiss her. I like your silence, it the more shows off

Paul. Good my lord, forbear : Your wonder : But yet speak ;-first, you, my | The ruddiness upon her lip is wet : Comes it not something near ?

(liege You'll mar it, if you kiss it; stain your own Leon. Her natural posture !

With oily painting : Shall I draw the curtain ?
Chide me, dear stone; that I may say, indeed, Leon. No, not these twenty years
Thou art Hermione : or, rather, thou art she, Per. So long could I
In thy not chiding ; for she was as tender, Stand by, a looker on.
As infancy and grace.- But yet, Paulina,

Paul. Either forbear,
Hermione was not so much wrinkled; nothing Quit presently the chapel ; or resolve you
So aged, as this seems.

For more amazement : If you can behold it, Pol. Ob! not by much.

I'll make the statue move indeed ; descend, Paul. So much the wore our carrer's excel lence :

• Worked, agitated.

+ I. e. Though her eye be fixed it seems to have mo. • Yeomes

tion in it.

* As if.

you : but

And take you by the band: but then you'll think, Her. You gods, look down, (Which I protest against,) I am assisted

And from your secret vials pour your graces By wicked powers.

Upon my daughter's head I-Tell

me, mine own, Leon. What you can make her do,

Where bast thou been preserv'd ? wbere liv'd i I am content to look on ; wbat to speak,

how found I am content to hear; for 'tis as easy

Thy father's court ? for thou sbalt hear, that 1,To make her speak, as move.

Knowing by Paulina, that the oracle Paul. It is requir'd

Gave hope thou wast in being,-bave preserv'd You do awake your faith : Then, all stand still ; Myself, to see the issue. Or those, that think it is unlawful business

Paul. There's time enough for that ; I am about, let them depart.

Lest they desire, upon this pusb to trouble Leon. Proceed;

Your joys with like relation.-Go together, No foot shall stir,

You precious winners • all; your exultation Paul. Music ; awake ber : strike.- (Music. Partake + to every one. I, an old turtle, 'Tis time; descend; be stone no more : ap. Will wing me to some witber'd bough; and there proach ;

My mate, that's never to be found again, Strike all that look upon with marvel. Come; Lament till I am lost. I'll fill your grave up : stir; nay, come away ; Leon. O peace, Paulina ; Bequeath to death your numbness, for froin him Thou should'st a husband take by my conset, Dear life redeems you.-You perceive, sbe stirs : As I by thine, a wife: this is a match,

(HBRMIONE comes down from the Pedestal. And made between's by vows. Thou bast found Start not : her actions shall be boly, as,

mine ; You hear, my spell is lawful : do not shun her, But how, is to be question'd: for I saw her, Until you see ber die again ; for then

As I thought, dead; and have, in vain, said many You kill her double : Nay, present your hand : A prayer upon her grave : l’í not seek far When she was young, you wou'd her; now, in (For bim, i partly know his miud,) to find thee age,

An honourable husband :-Come, Camillo, Is she become the sultor.

And take ber by the hand : whose worth, and Leon. Oh! she's warm ! [Embracing her.

honesty, If this be magic, let it be an art

Is richly noted; and here justified Lawful as eating.

By us, a pair of kings.- Let's from this place.Pol. She embraces bim.

What i-Look upon my brotber 1-both your Cam. She hangs abont his neck ;

pardons, If she pertain to life, let her speak too. That e'er I put between your holy looks Pol. Ay, and make't manifest where she bas My ill suspicion.-This your son-in-law, liv'd

And son unto the king, (whom beavens directOr, how stol'n from the dead


(lina, Paul. That she is living,

Is troth-plight to your daughter. ---Good PauWere it but told you, should be hooted at Lead us from hence; where we may leisurely Like an old tale ; but it appears, she lives, Each one demand, and answer to bis part Though yet sbe speak not. Mark a little wbile. Perform'd in this wide gap of time, since first Please you to interpose, fair madam ; kneel, We were dissever'd : Hastily lead away, And pray your mother's blessing.–Turn, good

(Ereunt. Our Perdita is found.

dy ; Presenting PERDITA, who kneels to

• You who by this discovery hart gained what von HERMIONE denired.


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LITERARY AND HISTORICAL NOTICE. WARBURTON and Farmer have questioned the authenticity of this play; one declaring it to be certaluly opari.

ous, and the other supposing that Shakspeare merely adapted it to the stage, with certain additions and cor rections. Malone, however, upon very satisfactory grounds, ranks it among the earliest efforts of Shakspeare's muse; as it abounds with the doggrel measure so common in the old comedies immediately preceding the time at which he commenced writing for the stage ; and with a tiresome play upon words, which he took occasion to eondemn in one of his subsequent comedies. The year 1549 is the probable date of its production. Yet Steevens discovers the hand of Shakspeare in almost every scene ; and Johnson considers the whole play very popular, sprightly, and diverting." The two plots (says the learued Doctor) are so well uniteil, that they can harilly be called two, without injury to the art with which they are interwoven." That part of the story which suggests the title of the play, is probably a work of invention. The auder-plot, which comprises the love-scenes of Lucentio, the pleasing incident of the pedant, with the characters of Vincentio, Tranio, Gremio and Biondello, is taken from a comedy of George Gascoigne's (an author of considerable popularity) called Supposes, translated from Ariosto's I suppositi, and acted in 1568, by the gentlemen of Grey's Inn. The singular Induction to this piece is taken from Goulart's “ Histories admirables de notre temps," in which its leading circumstance is related as a real fact, practised upon a mean artisan at Brussels, by Philip the Gool duke of Burgundy. The Taming of the Shrew condensed within the compass of a modern after-piece invariably elicits considerable mirth; for the respective parts of Katharina and Petruchio are exceedingly spirited, ludicrous, aud diverting. But, in its present form, many of the scenes are un pardonably tedious, and many of the incidents perplexingly involved. To those who look for "sermons in stones, and good in every thing," we cannot exactly point out the moral of this domestic occurrence ; since the successful issue of Petruchio's esperiment in one solitary instance, will scarcely warrant its practical repetition in any of the numerous cases which seem to call for a similar remedy.

Servants to Lucentio.



Persons in


the Induc

GRUM10, Hostess, Page, Players, Hunts.

Servants to Petruchio. tion.


CURTIS, nen, and other servants at.

Pevant, an old fellow set up to personate tenuing on the Lord.

Vincentio. BAPTISTA a rich Gentleman of Padua, VINCENTIO, n old Gentleman of Pisa. LUCENTIO, Son to Vincentio, in love with KATHARINA, the Shrew', ! Daughters to BapBianca.

BIANCA, her Sister,


PETRUCAO, a Genıleman of Verona, a suitor

to Katharina.
Suitors to Bianca.

Tailor, Haberdasher, and Serrants attending

on Baptista and Petruchio. Scene, sometimes in Padua ; and sometimes in Petruchio's House in the Country.

CHARACTERS IN THE INDUCTION To the original Play of the Taming of a Shrew, entered on the Stationers' Books in 1594, and

printed in quarto, in 1607. A LORD, &c.

VALERIA, Servant to Aurelius. SLY.

SANDER, Servant to Ferando. A Tapster.

PHYLOTUS, a Merchant who personates the Page, Players, Huntsmen, &c.


ALPHONSUS, a merchant of Athens.

EYELIA, JEROBBL, Duke of C'estus.


Suitors to the Daughters Tailor, Haberdasher, and Servants to Fe FERANDO, POLIDOR, of Alphonsus.

rando and Alphonsus. SCENE, Albens; and sometimes Ferando's Country House,


} Daughters to Alphonsus.

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