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Now counterfeit to swoon; why now fall down;
O dear Phebe,
know the wounds invisible That love's keen arrows make. PhE.
But, till that time, Come not thou near me: and, when that time
comes, Afflict me with thy mocks, pity me not ; As, till that time, I shall not pity thee. Ros. And why, I pray you ? [Advancing.] Who
might be your mother, That you insult, exult, and all at once, Over the wretched? What though you have no
(As, by my faith, I see no more in you
be therefore proud and pitiless ? Why, what means this ? Why do you look on me?
capable impressure] Capable is “ able to receive." Johns. Dict. '“ Capable impressure," therefore, is a stamp or hollow of such description.
Nor-there is no, &c.] See the opening of A. II. Tw. N. Anton.
• Who might be your mother] It is common for the poets to express cruelty by saying, of those who commit it, that they were born of rocks, or suckled by tigresses. Johnson.
I see no more in you, than in the ordinary
of her lineaments can show her. But, mistress, know yourself; down on your
knees, And thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love: For I must tell you friendly in your ear, Sell when you can; you are not for all markets : Cry the man mercy; love him; take his offer; Foul is most foul, being foul to be a scoffer. So, take her to thee, shepherd; fare you
well. PhE. Sweet youth, I pray you chide a year to
gether; I had rather hear you chide, than this man woo.
Ros. He's fallen in love with her foulness, and she'll fall in love with my anger: If it be so, as fast as she answers thee with frowning looks, I'll sauce her with bitter words.—Why look you so
sale-work] Made up carelessly and without exactness. Work bespoke is more elaborate than that which is made up for chance-customers, or to sell in quantities to retailers, which is called sale-work. WARBURTON.
. more proper] See Two G. of V. 3 Outl. IV. 1. * Foul is most foul, &c.] Homely. See supra, sc. 3. Audr.
PhE. For no ill will I bear
you. Ros. I pray you, do not fall in love with me, For I am falser than vows made in wine : Besides, I like you not: If you will know my
house, 'Tis at the tuft of olives, here hard by : Will you go, sister? Shepherd, ply her hard : Come, sister : Shepherdess, look on him better, And be not proud : though all the world could
see, None could be so abus'd in sight as he.a Come, to our flock.
[Exeunt ROSALIND, Celia, and Corin. PhE. Dead shepherd ! now I find thy saw of
Sil. Sweet Phebe,-
Ha! what say'st thou, Silvius?
bourly? Sil. I would have you. PHE.
Why, that were covetousness.
yet it is not, that I bear thee love:
* None could be so abus'd in sight as he] No one could be to such a degree fascinated or blinded.
But do not look for further recompense,
Sil. So holy, and so perfect is my love,
ere while ? Sil. Not very well, but I have met him oft; And he hath bought the cottage, and the bounds, That the old Carlota once was master of. PhE. Think not I love him, though I ask for
him; 'Tis but a peevish boy:—yet he talks well ; But what care I for words? yet words do well, When he that speaks them pleases those that hear. It is a pretty youth :—not very pretty: But, sure, he's proud; and yet his pride becomes
him : He'll make a proper man: The best thing in him Is his complexion; and faster than his tongue Did make offence, his eye did heal it up. He is not tall; yet for his years he's tall: His leg is but so so; and yet 'tis well : There was a pretty redness in his lip; A little riper and more lusty red Than that mix'd in his cheek; 'twas just the dif
• Carlot] This word, printed as a proper name, is by the modern editors written carlot; and is interpreted by Mr, Douce carl, churl, peasant.
Think not I love him, though I ask for him Trinculo does not more naturally betray himself, when he says: “ By this good light a very shallow monster: I a feard of him? a very shallow monster.'
Temp. 11. 2. ' a peevish boy] Weak, simple. See Two G. of V. Thurio, V. 2.
Betwixt the constant red, and mingled damask.(50)
I'll write it straight;
* now I am remember'd] Have my memory recalled, recollect myself.