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And clap thyself my love; then didst thou utter,
It is Grace, indeed..
twice ; The one for ever earn'd a royal husband ; The other, for some while a friend.
[Giving her hand to PoLIXENES. Leon.
Too hot, too hot : [ Aside. To mingle friendship far, is mingling bloods. I have tremor cordis 8 on me : my heart dances ; But not for joy, - not joy. — This entertainment May a free face put on ; derive a liberty From heartiness, from bounty, fertile bosom, And well become the agent: it may, I grant : But as now they are making practis'd smiles, As in a looking-glass ;- and then to sigh, as
'twere The mort o' the deer?; 0, that is entertainment My bosom likes not, nor my brows. Mamillius, Art thou my boy? Mam.
Ay, my good lord. Leon.
l'fecks? Why that's my bawcock.' What, hast smutch'd thy
nose? They say, it's a copy out of mine. Come, captain, We must be neat ; not neat, but cleanly, captain : And yet the steer, the heifer, and the calf, Are all call’d, neat. --- Still virginalling"
[Observing Polixenes and HERMIONE. Upon his palm? How now, you wanton calf?
Yes, if you will, my lord.
Art thou my
Trembling of the heart.
Leon. Thou want'st a rough pash, and the shoots
that I have3, To be full like me:- yet, they say, we are Almost as like as eggs; women say so, That will say any thing : But were they false As o'er-died blacks, as wind, as waters ; false As dice are to be wish’d, by one that fixes No bourn 'twixt his and mine; yet were it true To say this boy were like me.- Come, sir page, Look on me with your welkin 4 eye: Sweet villain ! Most dear’st ! my collop!- Can thy dam ?—may't
be? — Affection ! thy intention stabs the center : Thou dost make possible, things not so held, Communicat'st with dreams ;- How can this
be?) With what's unreal thou co-active art, And fellow'st nothing: Then, 'tis very credent", Thou may'st co-join with something ; and thou dost; (And that beyond commission ; and I find it,) And that to the infection of my brains, And hardening of my brows. Pol.
What means Sicilia? Her. He something seems unsettled. Pol.
How, my lord ? What cheer? how i'st with you, best brother ? Her,
You look, As if you held a brow of much distraction : Are you
No, in good earnest. How sometimes nature will betray its folly, Its tenderness, and make itself a pastime To harder bosoms! Looking on the lines Of my boy's face, methoughts, I did recoil Twenty-three years : ‘and saw myself unbreech'd, In my green velvet coat ; my dagger muzzled,
l, my lord ?
3 Thou wantest a rough head, and the budding horns that I have. 4 Blue, like the sky. 5 Credible,
Lest it should bite its master, and so prove,
Mam. No, my lord, I'll fight.
- My brother,
If at home, sir,
So stands this squire
If you would seek us,
there? Leon. To your own bents dispose you : you'll be
[ Aside. Observing POLIXENES and HerMIONE.
6 Pea-cod. 7 Will you be cajoled?
May his lot in life be a happy one. 9 Heir apparent, next claimant.
She arms her with the boldness of a wife
[Exeunt POLIXENES, HERMIONE, and
Mam. I am like you, they say.
Why, that's some comfort. —
Cam. Ay, my good lord.
Didst note it?
Didst perceive it? -
At the good queen's entreaty.
Approving. ? To round in the ear was to tell secretly.
Leon. At the queen's, be't: good, should be per
tinent; But so it is, it is not. Was this taken By any understanding pate but thine ? For thy conceit is soaking, will draw in More than the common blocks: — Not noted, is't, But of the finer natures ? by some severals, Of head-piece extraordinary ? lower messes 4, Perchance, are to this business purblind : say. Cam. Business, my lord? I think, most under
stand Bohemia stays here longer. Leon.
Stays here longer. Leon. Ay, but why? Cam. To satisfy your highness, and the entreaties Of our most gracious mistress. Leon.
Be it forbid, my lord ! Leon. To bide upon't ;- Thou art not honest: or, If thou inclin'st that way, thou art a coward ; Which hoxes5 honesty behind, restraining From course requir’d: or else thou must be counted A servant, grafted in my serious trust, , And therein negligent; or else a fool, That seest a game play'd home, the rich stake drawn, And tak’st it all for jest. Cam.
My gracious lord, I may be negligent, foolish, and fearful;
* Inferiors in rank.
5 To hox is to hamstring.