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The scene you play, were mine. For instance, sir, Per.
I see, the play so lies,
Have you done there?
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
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
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
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
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
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
True, too true, my lord :
I think so
Not at all, good lady:
You are one of those,
If you would not so,
There is none worthy,
Good Paulina -
And left them
Thou speak'st truth.
Had she such
She had ; and wonld incense me
I should so:
You chose her: then I'd shriek, that even yonr ears
Stars, very stars,
Will you swear
Leo. Never, Paulina ; so be bless'd my spirit!
I have done.
My trtie Paulina,
Enter a Gentleman.
What with him? he comes not
His princess, say you, with him?
Pardon, malam :
How? not women?
[Erit Cleomenes, Lorrts, and Gentlemaso
Had onr prince, (Pewel of children.) seen this hour, he had paird
Well with this lord; there was not full a month
Priythee, no more ; thou know'st
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 my lord,
Where the warlike Smalus,
The blessed gods
Such goodly things as you?
Enter a Lord.
Most noble sir,
Where's Bohemia ? speak.
Camillo has betray'd me;
Lay't so, to bis charge;
O, my poor father!
You are married ?
Leo. That once, I see, by your good father's spoed,
Dear, look up :
Leo. Would he do so, I'd beg your precious mistress,
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,
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.