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Flo. Now, good Camillo,
Cam. Sir, I think,
Flo. Very nobly
father's musick, To speak your deeds; not little of his care, To have them recompenc'd as thought on.
CAM. Well, my lord, If you may please to think, I love the king; And, through him, what's nearest to him, which is Your gracious self; embrace but my direction, (If your more ponderous and settl'd project May fuffer alteration) on mine honour, I'll point you where you shall have such receiving As shall become your highness; where you may Enjoy your mistrefs; from the whom, í fee, There's no disjunction to be made, but by (As heavens forefend !) your ruin : Marry her; And, with my best endeavours, in your absence, Your discontenting father I'll strive to qualify, And bring him up to liking.
Flo. How, Camillo, May this, almost a miracle, be done ? That I may call thee, something more than man; And, after that, trust to thee.
CAM. Have you thought on
Flo. Not any yet:
To what we wildly do ; so we profess
Cam. Then lift to me :
Flo. Worthy Camillo,
your bearing towards him, with What
father, shall deliver, Things known betwixt us three, I'll write
down: The which shall point you forth, at every fitting, What you must say; that he shall not perceive, But that have
your father's bosom there, And speak his very heart.
Flo. I am bound to you: There is some sap in this.
CAM. A course more promising
you, as from
12 there Sonne
Than a wild dedication of yourselves
you shake off one, to take another:
Per. One of these is true :
CAM. Yea, say you so ?
Flo. My good Camillo,
Cam. I cannot say, 'tis pity
Per. Your pardon, fir, for this ;
CAM. My lord,
1g She is i'th' reare 'our Birth
Do all lie there: it shall be so my care
[they converse apart. Enter AUTOLICUS. Aut. Ha, ha! What a fool honesty is ? and trust, his sworn brother, a very simple gentleman. I have fold all my trumpery ; not a counterfeit stone, not a riband, glass, pomander, broch, table-book, ballad, knife, tape, glove, shoo-tye, bracelet, horn-ring, to keep my pack from fafting : they throng who should buy first; as if my trinkets had been hallow'd, and brought a benediction to the buyer : by which means, I saw whose purse was best in picture; and, what I faw, to my good use, I remember'd. My clown (who wants but something to be a reasonable man) grew fo in love with the wenches' fong, that he would not stir his pettitoes, 'till he had both tune and words; which fo drew the rest of the herd to me, that all their other fenfes stuck in ears: you might have pinch'd a placket, it was senseless ; 'twas nothing, to geld a cod-piece of a purse; I would have fil'd keys off, that hung in chains: no hearing, no feeling, but my fir's fong, and admiring the nothing of it. So that, in this time of lethargy, I pick'd and cut most of their festival purses : and had not the old man come in, with a whoo-bub against his daughter and the king's son, and scar'd my choughs from the chaff, I had not left a purse alive in the whole army.
CAM. Nay, but my letters by this means being there So soon as you arrive, shall clear that doubt.
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Flo. And those that you'll procure from king LeCAM. Shall fatisfy your father.
[ontes, PER. Happy be you! All, that you speak, shews fair.
CAM. Who have we here? - ( feeing Autolicus. We'll make an instrument of this; omit Nothing, may give us aid.
Aut. “If they have overheard me now, why, hang
CAM. How now, good fellow? Wherefore shak'lt thou Fear not, man; here's no harm intended to thee. [fo?
Aut. I am a poor fellow, fir.
CAM. Why, be so still ; Here's no body will steal that from thee: Yet, For the out-side of thy poverty, we must Make an exchange: therefore, discase thee instantly, Thou must think, there's a necessity in't, – and change Garments wi' this gentleman : Though the pennyworth, On his fide, be the worst, yet, hold #thee, there's some boot.
[enough." Aut. I am a poor fellow, fir: “ I know ye well
Cam. Nay, pr'ythee now, dispatch; the gentleman 'S half Aea'd already.
AUT. Are you in earnest, fir ? " I smell the trick of it."
Flo. Dispatch, I pr’ythee.
AUT. “Indeed, I have had earnest; but I cannot" 66 With conscience take it.” CAM. Unbuckle, unbuckle.
(Florizel and Autolicus exchange Garments. Fortunate mistress, -Let my prophesy Come home to you ! - you must retire yourself Into some covert : take your sweet-heart's hat,
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