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The scene you play, were mine. For instance, sir, Per.

I see, the play so lies,
That you may know you shall not want,-one word. That I must bear a part.
[They talk aside. Cam.

No remedy
Enter Autolycus.

Have you done there?
Aut. Ha, ha! what a fool Honesty is! and Trust,

Flo.

Should I now meet my father, his sworn brother, a very simple gentleman! I have

He would not call me son. sold all my trumpery; not a counterfeit stone, not a

Cam.

Nay, you shall have no hat:riband, glass, pomander, brooch, table-book, ballad, Come, lady, come. -Farewell, my friend. knife, tape, glove, shoe-tie, bracelet, horn-ring, to keep

Aut. Adieu, sir. my pack from fasting: they throng who should buy

Flo. O Perdita, what have we twain forgot? first ; as if my trinkets had been hallowed, and brought Pray you, a word.

[They converse apart. a benediction to the buyer : by which means, I saw

Cam. What I do next, shall be, to tell the king whose purse was best in picture; and, what I saw, to

(Aside. my good use, I remembered. My clown (who wants

of this escape, and whither they are bound; but something to be a reasonable man,) grew so in love

Wherein my hope is, I shall so prevail with the wenches' song, that he would not stir his pet

To force him after: in whose company titoes, till he had both tune and words ; which so drew

I shall review Sicilia ; for whose sight the rest of the herd to me, that all their other senses

I have a woman's longing. stuck in cars: you might have pinched a placket, it

Flo.

Fortune speed us ! was senseless ; 'twas nothing, to gehi a cod-piece of a

Thus we set on, Camillo, to the sea-side. purse; I would have filed keys off, that hung in

Cam. The swifter speed, the better. chains : no hearing, no feeling, but my sir's song, and

(Exeunt Flo. Per. and Cam. admiring the nothing of it. So that, in this time of

Aut. I understand the business, I hear it: To have lethargy, I picked and cut most of their festival purs. an open ear, a quick eye, and a nimble hand, is ne es: and bad not the old man come in with a whoo cessary for a cut-purse; a good pose is requisite also, bub against his daughter and the king's son, and scared

to smell out work for the other senses. I see, this is my choughs from the chaff, I had not left a purse alive

the time that the unjust man doth thrive. What an in the whole army.

exchange had this been without boot? what a boot is (Cam. Flor. and Per. come forward. here, with this exchange? Sure, the gods do this year Cam. Nay, but my letters by this means being there

connive at us, and we may do any thing extempore. So soon as you arrive, shall clear that doubt.

The prince himself is about a piece of iniquity; steak Flo. And those that you'll procure from king Le- || ing away from his father, with his elog at his heels. ontes,

If I thought it were not a piece of honesty to acquaint Cam. Shall satisfy your father.

the king withal, I would do't: I hold it the more Per.

Happy be you!

knavery to conceal it; and therein am I constant to All, that you speak, shews fair.

my profession. Cam. Who have we here? [Sceing Autolycus.

Enter Clown und Shepherd. -We'll make an instrument of this ; omit

Aside, aside ;-here is more matter for a hot brain : Nothing, nay give us aid.

Every lane's end, every shop, church, session, hang Aut. If they have overheard me now,-why, hang- ing, yields a careful man work.

[Aside. Clo. See, see ; what a man you are now? there is no Cam. How now, good fellow? why shakest thou so? other way, but to teli the king she's a changeling, and Fear not, man; here's no harm intended to thee.

none of your flesh and blood. Aut. I am a poor fellow, sir.

Shep. Nay, but hear me. Cam. Why, be so still; here's nobody will steal that Clo. Nay, but hear me. from thee: yet, for the outside of thy poverty, we Shep. Go to then. must make an exchange: therefore, discase thee in Clo. She being none of your flesh and blood, your stantly, thou must think, there's necessity in't, and flesh and blood has not offended the king; and, s, change garments with this gentleman: Though the your flesh and blood is not to be punished by him. pennyworth, on his side, be the worst, yet hold thee, Show those things you found about her; those secret there's some boot.

things, all but what she has with her: This being Aut. I am a poor fellow, sir:-I know ye well e done, let the law go whistle ; I warrant you. nough.

[ Aside. Shep. I will tell the king all, every word, yes, and Cam. Nay, pr’ythee, despatch : the gentleman is his son's pranks too; who, I may say, is no honest half fayed already.

man neither to his father, nor to me, to go about Aut. Are you in earnest, sir? I smell the trick make me the king's brother-in-law. of it

[Aside. Clo. Indeed, brother-in-law was the furthest off you Flo. Despatch, I prythee.

could have been to him; and then your blood had Aut. Indeed, I have had earnest; but I cannot with | been the dearer, by I know how much an ounge. conscience take it

Aut. Very wisely; puppies !

(Aside. Cam. Unbuckle, unbuckle.

Shep. Well; let us to the king; there is that in this (Flo. and Auto exchange garments. | fandel will make him seratch his beard. -Fortunate mistress,–let my prophecy

Aut. I know not what impediment this complain? Come home to you !-you must retire yourself may be to the flight of my master. Into some covert: take your sweet-heart's hat,

Clo. 'Pray heartily he be at palace. And pluck it o'er your brows; muffle your face ; Aut. Though I am not naturally honest, I am so Dismantle you; and, as you can, disliken

sometimes by chance.-Let me pocket up my pedler's The truth of your own seeming; that you may, excrement,[Takes off his false beard.] How now, (For I do fear eyes over you,) to ship-board

rustics ? wbither are you bound? Get undescried.

Shep. To the palace, au it like your worship

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Ant. Your affairs there? what? with whom? the dead: then recovered again with aqua-vitae, or some condition of that fardel, the place of your dwelling, other hot infusion : then, raw as he is, and in the hotyour names, your agts, of what having, breeding, and test day prognostication proclaims, shall he be set any thing that is fitting to be known, discover. against a brick wall, the sun looking with a southward Cle. We are but plain fellows, sir.

eye upon him; where he is to behold him, with flies Aut. A lie; you are rough and hairy : Let me have blown to death. But what talk we of these traitorly no lying; it becomes none but tradesmen, aud they rascals, whose miseries are to be smiled at, their offeneoften give us soldiers the lie: but we pay them for es being so capital? Tell me, (for you seem to be honit with stamped coin, not stabbing steel; therefore est plain men.) what you have to the king: Being they do not give us the lie.

something gently consider'd, I'll bring you where he is Clo. Four worship had like to have given us one, if | aboard, tender your persons to his presence, whisper you had taken yourself with the manner.

him in your behalfs; and, if it be in man, besides the Shep. Are you a courtier, an't like you, sir ? king to effect your suits, here is man shall do it. Aut. Whether it like me, or no, I am a courtier. Clo. He seems to be of great authority: close with Seest thou not the air of the court, in these enfoldings? | him, give him gold ; and though authority be a stubhath not my gait in it, the measure of the court? re born bear, yet he is oft led by the nose with gold : show wives not thy nose court-odour from me ? reflect I

the inside of your purse to the outside of his hand, not on thy baseness, court-contempt? Think’st thou, and no more ado: Remember stoned, and flayed alive, for that I insinuate, or toze from thee thy business, I Shep. An't please you, sir, to undertake the business am therefore no courtier? I am courtier, cap-a-pe; for us, here is that gold I have: I'll make it as much und one that will either push on, or pluck back thy

more,

and leave this young man in pawn till I bring business there: whereupon I command thee to open || it you. thy affair.

Aut. After I have done what I promised? Shep. My business, sir, is to the king.

Shep. Ay, sir. Aut. What advocate hast thou to him?

Aut, Well, give me the moiety :-Are you a party Skep. I know not, an't like you.

in this business? Clo. Advocate's the court word for a pheasant; say, Clo. In some sort, sir: but though my case be a pityou have none.

iful one, I hope I shall not be flayed out of it. Skep. None, sir ; I have no pheasant, cock, nor hen.

Aut. O, that's the ease of the shepherd's son :-Hang du. How bless'd are we, that are not simple men! || him, he'll be made an example. Yet nature might have made me as these are,

Clo. Comfort, good comfort: we must to the king, Therefore I'll not disdain.

and show our strange sights: he must know, 'tis none Cla. This cannot be but a great courtier.

of your daughter, nor my sister; we are gone else. Shep. His garments are rich, but le wears them not Sir, I will give you as much as this old man does, when Landsomely.

the business is performed; and remain, as he says, Clo. He seems to be the more noble in being fantas

your pawn, till it be brought you. tical. A great man, I'll warrant; I know by the pick Aut. I will trust you. Walk before toward the seaing on's teeth.

side ; go on the right-hand; I will but look upon the Aut. The fardel there? what's i' the fardel ?

hedge, and follow you. Wherefore that box?

Clo. We are blessed in this man, as I may say, even Susp. Sir, there lies such secrets in this fardel, and

blessed. bos, which none must know but the king; and which

Shep. Let's before, as he bids us : he was provided he shall know within this hour, if I may come to the to do us good.

[Excunt Shep. and Clo. purch of him.

Aut. If I had a mind to be honest, I ste, fortune Auto age, thou hast lost thy labour.

would not suffer me; she drops booties in my mouth. Sleep. Why, sir?

I am courted now with a double occasion ; gold, and Aut. The king is not at the palace; he is gone a. a means to do the prince my master good; which, who board a new ship to purge melancholy, and air hinself: knows how that may turn back to my advancement ? For, if thou be'st capable of things serious, thou must I will bring these two moles, these blind ones, aboard kunow, the king is full of grief.

him: if he think it fit to shore them again, and that Skep. So'ris said, sir ; about his son, that should have the complaint they have to the king concerns him noch auried a shepherd's daughter.

ing, let him call me rogue, for being so far officious ; Aut. If that shepherd be not in hand-fast, let him for I am proof against that title, and what shame else By; the curses he shall have, the tortures he shall feel, | belongs to't: To him will I present them, there may will break the back of man, the heart of monster. be matter in it.

(Exit. Cla. Think you so, sir?

Art. Not be alone shall suffer what wit can make heavy, and vengeance bitter; but those that are ger

ACT V. shape to him, though removed fifty times, shall allcome SCENE I.-Sicilia. A Room in the Pnlace of Leonunder the hangman : which though it be great pity, tes. Enter Leontes, Cleomenes, Dion, Paulina, and yet it is necessary. An old sheep-whistling rogue, a others. radu-tender, to offer to leave his daughter come into

Cleomenes. grace! some say, he shall be stoned; but that death is SIR, you have done enough, and have performd le soft for him, say I. Draw our throne into a sheep- | A saint-like sorrow: no fault could you make, este! all deaths are too few, the sharpest too easy.

Which you have not redeem'd ; indeed, paid down Cis. Has the old man e'er a son, sir, do you hear, More penitence, than done trespass : At the last,

Do, as the heavens have done ; forget your evil; dut. He las a son, who shall be flayed alive; then, with them, forgive yourself. nointed over with honey, set on the head of a wasp's

Leo.

Whilst I remember ses*; then stand, till he be three quarters and a dram Her, and ber virtues, I cannot forget

ma't like you, sir?

My blemishes in them ; and so still think of
The wrong I did myself: which was so much,
'That beirless it hath made my kingdom ; and
Destroy'd the sweet'st companion, that e'er man
Bred his hopes out of.
Pau.

True, too true, my lord :
If, one by one, you wedded all the world,
Or, from the all that are, took something good,
To make a perfect woman ; she, you kill'd,
Would be unparalleld.
Leo.

I think so

Kill'd!
She I kula? I did so: but thou strik'st me
Sorely, to say I did; it is as bitter
Upon thy tongue, as in my thought: Now, good now,
| Say so but seldom.
Cleo.

Not at all, good lady:
You might have spoken a thousand things that would
Have done the time inore benefit, and grac'd
Your kindness better.
Pau,

You are one of those,
Would have him wed again.
Dion.

If you would not so,
You pity not the state, nor the remembrance
of his most sovereign dame; consider little,
What dangers, by his highness' fail of issue,
May drop upon his kingdom, and devour
Incertain lookers-on. What were more holy,
Than to rejoice, the former queen is well ?
What holier, than,-for royalty's repair,
For present confort, and for future good,-
To bless the bed of majesty again
With a sweet fellow to't?
Pau,

There is none worthy,
Respecting her that's gone. Besides, the gods
Will bave fulfill'd their secret purposes :
For has not the divine Apollo said,
Is't not the tenor of his oracle,
That king Leontes shall not have an heir,
Till his lost child be found? which, that it shall,
Is all as monstrous to our human reason,
As my Antigonus to break his grave,
And come again to me; who, on my life,
Did perish with the infant. 'Tis your counsel,
My lord should to the heavens be contrary,
Oppose against their wills.-Care not for issue;

[To Levntes.
The crown will find an heir. Great Alexander
Left bis to the worthiest; so his successor
Was like to be the best.
Leo.

Good Paulina -
Who bast the memory of Hermione,
I know, in honour,-0, that ever I
Had squar'd me to thy counsel !-then, even now,
I might have look'd upon my queer's full eyes ;
Have taken treasure from her lips,-,
Pau.

And left them
More rich, for what they yielded.
Leo.

Thou speak'st truth.
No more such wives ; therefore, no wife: one worst,
And better usd, would make her sainted spirit
Again possess her corpse; and, on this stage,
(Where we offenders now appear,) soul-vext,
Begin, And why to me?
Pali.

Had she such

power,
She had just canse.
Lco.

She had ; and wonld incense me
To murder her I married.
Part.

I should so:
Were I the ghost that walkst, 1d bil you mark
Her eye; and tell me, for what dul part in't

You chose her: then I'd shriek, that even yonr ears
Should rift to hear me; and the words that follow'd
Should be, Remember mine.
Leo.

Stars, very stars,
And all eyes else dead coals !-Fear thou no wife,
l'll have no wife, Paulina.
Pau.

Will you swear
Never to marry, but by my free leave?

Leo. Never, Paulina ; so be bless'd my spirit!
Pau. Then, good my lords, bear witness to his oath,
Cleo. You tempt him over-

much.
Pau.

Unless another,
As like Hermione as is her picture,
Affront his eye.
Cleo.

Good madam,--
Pau.

I have done.
Yet, if my lord will marry,-If you will, sir,
No remedy, but you will; give me the office
To choose you a queen : she shall not be so young
As was your former; but she shall be such,
As, walk'd your first queen's ghost, it should take joy
To see her in your arms.
Leo.

My trtie Paulina,
We shall not marry, till thou bidd'st us.
Pau.

That
Shall be, when your first queen's again in breath;
Never till then.

Enter a Gentleman.
Gent. One that gives out himseli prince Florizel,
Son of Polixenes, with his princess, (she
The fairest I have yet beheld) desires
Access to your high prest nce.
Lea.

What with him? he comes not
Like to his father's greatness: his approach,
So out of circumstance, and sudden, tells us,
'Tis not a visitation fram'd, but fore'd
By nerd, and accident. What train?
Gent.

But few,
And those but mean.

His princess, say you, with him?
Gent. Ay; the most peerless piece of earth, I thius,
That e'er the sun shone bright on.
Pau.

O Hermione,
As every present time doth boast itself
Above a better, gone; so must thy grave
Give way to what's seen now. Sir, you yourself
Have said, and writ so, (but your writing now
Is colder than that theme) She had not been,
Nor was no! to be equalled ;-thus your verse
Flow'd with her beauty once ; 'tis shrewdly ebb,
To say, you have seen a better.
Gent.

Pardon, malam :
The one I have almost forgot ; (your pardon.)
The other, when she has obtain'd your eye,
Will have your tongue too. This is such a creature,
Would shie begin a sect, might quench the zeal
Of all professors else ; make proselytes
of who sbe but bid follow.
Pau.

How? not women?
Gent. Women will love her, that she is a wornan
More worth than any man; men, that she is
The rarest of all women.
Lro.

Go, Cleomenes;
Yourself, assister with your honour'd friends,
Bring then to our embracement.--Still 'tis strange:

[Erit Cleomenes, Lorrts, and Gentlemaso
He thus should steal upon us.
Pan.

Had onr prince, (Pewel of children.) seen this hour, he had paird

Leo.

Well with this lord; there was not full a month
Between their births.
Leo.

Priythee, no more ; thou know'st
He dies to me again, when talk'd of: sure,
When I shall see this gentleman, thy speeches
Will bring me to consider that, which may
Unfurnish me of reason. They are come.
Reenter Cleomenes, with Florizel, Perdita, and At-

tendants.
Your mother was most true to wedlock, prince;
For she did print your royal father off,
Conceiving you: Were I but twenty-one,
Your father's image is so hit in you,
His very air, that I should call you brother,
As I did him; and speak of something, wildly,
By us perform'd before. Most dearly welcome!
And your fair princess, goddess !0, alas !
I lost a couple, that 'twixt heaven and earth
Might thus have stood, begetting wonder, aş
You, gracious couple, do! and then I lost
(All mine own foily) the society,
Amity too, of your brave father ; whom,
Though bearing misery, I desire my life
Onbe nuore to look upon.
Fio.

By his command Have I here touch'd Sicilia : and from him Give you all greetings, that a king, at friend, can send his brother: and, but infirmity (Which waits upon worn times,) hath something seiz'd His wish'd ability, he had himself The lands and waters 'twixt your throne and his Heasur'd, to look upon you; whom he loves (lle bade me say so.) more than all the sceptres, And those that bear them, living. Les.

O, my brother,
(Good gentleman !) the wrongs I have done thee, stir
Afresh within me; and these thy offices,
So rarely kind, are as interpreters
Of my behind-hand slackness ! Welcome bither,
As is the spring to the earth. And hath be 100
Espos'd this paragon to the fearful usage
(At least, angentle) of the dreadful Neptune,
To greet a man, not worth her pains; much less
The adventure of her person?
Flam

Good my lord,
She came from Libya.
Lee.

Where the warlike Smalus,
That noble honour'd lord, is fear'd, and lov'd ?
Fo. Most royal sir, from thence; from him, whose

daughter
His tears proclaim'd his, parting with her: thence
( A prosperous south-wind friendly,) we have cross'd,
To execute the charge my father gave me,
For visiting your highness: My best train
I have from your Sicilian shores dismiss d;
Who for Bohemia bend, to signify
Rot only my success in Libya, sir,
But my arrival, and my wife's, in safety
Here, where we are.

The blessed gods
Purge all infection from our air, whilst you
De elimate here! You have a holy father,
A graceful gentleman ; against whose person,
So sacred as it is, I have done sin :
For which the heavens, taking angry note,
Have left me issue less; and your father's bless'il,
(As he from heaven merits it.) with you,
Worthy his goodness. What might I have been,
Migtet Ia sun and daughter now have look'd on,

Such goodly things as you?

Enter a Lord.
Lord.

Most noble sir,
That, which I shall report, will bear no credit,
Were not the proof so migh. Please you, great sir,
Bohemia greets you from himself, by me:
Desires you to attach his son; who has
(His dignity and duty both cast off.)
Fled from his father, from his hopes, and with
A shepherd's daughter.
Leo.

Where's Bohemia ? speak.
Lord. Here in the city; I now came from him :
I speak amazedly; and it becomes
My marvel, and my message. To your court
Whiles he was hast'ning, (in the chase, it seems,
Of this fair couple,) meets he on the way
The father of this seeming lady, and
Her brother, having both their country quitted
With this young prince.
Flo.

Camillo has betray'd me;
Whose honour, and whose honesty, till now,
Endur'd all weathers.
Lord.

Lay't so, to bis charge;
He's with the king your father,
Leo.

Who? Camillo?
L.ord. Camillo, sir ; I spake with him ; who now
Has these poor men in question. Never saw I
Wretches so quake: they kneel, they kiss the earth ;
Forswear themselves as often as they speak:
Bohemia stops his cars, and threatens them
With divers deaths in death.
Per.

O, my poor father!
The heaven sets spies upon us, will not have
Our contract celebrated.
Leo.

You are married ?
Flo. We are not, sir, por are we like to be;
The stars, I see, will kiss the valleys first :-
The odds for high and low's alike.
Leo.

My lord,
Is this the daughter of a king?
Flo.

She is,
When once she is my wife.

Leo. That once, I see, by your good father's spoed,
Will come on very slowly. I am sorry,
Most sorry, you bave broken from his liking,
Where you were tied in duty: and as sorry,
Your choice is not so rich in worth as beauty,
That you might well enjoy her.
Flo.

Dear, look up :
Though fortune, visible an enemy,
Should chase us, with my father; power no jot
Hath she, to change our loves.- "Beseech you, sir,
Remember since you ow'd no more to time
Than I do pow: with thought of such affections,
Step forth mine advocate ; at your request,
My father will grant precious things, as trifles.

Leo. Would he do so, I'd beg your precious mistress,
Which he counts but a trifle.
Pau.

Sir, my liege, Your eye hath too much youth in't: not a month Fore your queen died, she was more worth such gazes Than what you look on now. Leo.

I thought of her, Even in these looks I made.But your petition

[To Florize! Is yet unansuerd: I will to your father; Your honour not o'crihrown by your desires, I am a friend to them, and you: upon which errand I now go toward bim; therefore, fullow me,

Lea.

And mark what way I make : Come, good my lord. (which seems much,) to justify him, but a handker

[Exeunt. chief, and rings, of his, that Paulina knows. SCENE II.-The same. Before the Palacc. Enter

1 Gent. What became of his bark, and his followers ? Autolycus and a Gentleman.

3 Gent. Wrecked, the same instant of their master's

death ; and in the view of the shepherd: so that all the Aut. 'Beseech you, sir, were you present at this ro

instruments, wbich aided to expose the child, were even lation ?

then lost, when it was found. But, O, the noble com 1 Gent. I was by at the opening of the fardel, beard

bat, that 'twixt joy and sorrow, was fought in Paulina ! the old shepherd deliver the manner how he found it :

She had one eye declined for the loss of her husband; whereupon, after a little ainazodness, we were all com

another elevated that the oracle was fulfilled: She manded out of the chamber; only this, methought I

lifted the princess from the earth; and so locks her in heard the shepherd say, he found the child.

embracing, as if she would pin her to her heart, that Aut. I would most gladly know the issue of it.

she might no more be in danger of losing. 1 Gent. I make a broken delivery of the business;

1 Gent. The dignity of this act was worth the audi. But the changes I perceived in the king, and Camillo,

ence of kings and princes; for by such was it acted. were very notes of admiration : they seemed almost,

3 Gent. One of the prettii-st touches of all and that with staring on one another, to tear the cases of their which angled for mine eyes (caught the water, though eyes: there was speech in their dumbness, language in their very gesture; they looked, as they had heard of death, with the manner how she came to it, (bravely

not the fish.) was, when, at the relation of the queen's a world ransomed, or one destroyed: A notable pas confessed, and lamented by the king) how attentivesion of wonder appeared in them: but the wisest beholder, that knew no more but seeing, could not say,

ness wounded his daughter: till, from one sign of doif the importance were joy, or sorrow: but in the ex

lour to another, she did, with an alas ! I would fain tremity of the one, it must needls be.

say, bleed tears; for, I am sure, my heart wept blood.

Who was most marble there, changed colour; some Enter another Gentleman.

swooned, all sorrowed: if all the world could have Here comes a gentleman, that, happily knows more : seen it, tbe woe had been universal. The news, Rogero ?

1 Gent. Are they returned to the court? 2 Gent. Nothing but bonfires: The oracle is fulfill

3 Gent. No: the princess, hearing of her mother's ed; the king's daughter is found : such a deal of won- | statue, which is in the keeping of Paulina -a piece der is broken out within this lour, that ballad-makers many years in doing, and now newly performed by cannot be able to express it.

that rare Italian master, Julio Romano ; wiro, had he Enter a third Gentleman.

himself eternity, and could put breath into his work, Here comes the lady Paulina’s steward; he can deliv. would beguile nature of her custom, so perfectly he is er you more.-How goes it now, sir? this news, which her ape: He so near to Hermione hath done Hermione, is called true, is so like an old tale, that the verity of that, they say, one would speak to her, and stand in it is in strong suspicion : Has the king found his leir? | hope of answer: thither, with all gretaliness of affec

3 Gent. Most true; if ever truth were pregnant by || tion, are they gone; and there they intend to sup. circumstance: that, which you hear, you'll swear you 2 Gent. I thought, she had some great matter there see, there is such unity in the proofs. The mantle of in land; for she hath, privately twice or thrice aday, queen Hermione :-her jewel about the neck of it : ever since the death of Hermione, visited that removed the letters of Antigonus, found with it, which they house. Shall we thither, and with our company piece know to be his character:-the majesty of the crea the rejoicing ? ture, in resemblance of the mother;

the affection of 1 Gent. Who would be thence, that has the benefit nobleness, which nature shows above her breeding, and of access ? every wink of an eye, some new grace will many other evidences, proclaim her, with all certain be born : our absence makes us unthrifty to our knowls ty, to be the king's daughter. Did you see the meet edge, Let's along. ing of the two kings?

Aut. Now, had I not the dash of my former life in 2 Gent. No.

me, would preferment drop on my head. I brought 3 Gent. Then you have lost a sight, which was to be the old man and his son aboard the prince ; told him wen, cannot be spoken of. There might you have be I heard him talk of a fardel, and I kuow not what: but held one joy crown another; so, and in such manner, he at that time, over-fond of the shepherd's daughter, that, it seemed, soridw wept to take leave of them; for (so he then took her to be,) who began to be much set their joy waded in tears. There was casting up of eyes, sick, and himself little better, extremity of weather holding up of hands; with countenance of such distrac- continuing, this mystery remained undiscovered. But tion, that they were to be known by garment, not by 'tis all one to me: for had I been the finder out of this favour. Our king, being ready to leap out of himself' secret, it would not have relished among my other dis for joy of his found daughter, as if that joy were now credits. become a loss, cries, 0, thy mother, thy mother! then

Enter Shepherd and Clown. asks Bohemia forgiveness; then etmbraces his son-inlaw; then again worries be his daughter with clipping Here come those I have done good to against ms will her; now he thanks the old shepherd, which stands by, and already appearing in the blossoms of their for like a weather-bitten conduit of many kings' reigns. I never heard of such another encounter, which lames Shep. Come, boy; I am past more children; but report to follow it, and undoes description to do it. thy sons and daughters will be all gentlerven boru. 2 Gent. What, pray you, became of Antigonus, that Cio. You are well met, sir:

You denied to fight with carried hence the child ?

me this other day, because I was no gentleman borti i 3 Gent. Like an old tale still ; which will have mat- | See you these clothes? say, you see them not, and ter to rehearse, though credit be asleep, and not an car think me still no gentleman born : you were besta open: He was torn to pieces with a bar: this avouch- these robes are not gentlemen born. Give me the lie: es the shepherd's son ; us ho has no only his innocence do ; and try whether I am not now a gentleman buri.

[Excunt Gentlemer.

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