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Did perish with the infant. 'Tis your counsel, Give way to what's seen now. Sir, you yourself My lord should to the heavens be contrary, Have said, and writ so (but your writing now Oppose against their wills.-Care not for issue: Is colder than that theme), She had not been,
[TO LEONTES. Nor was not to be equalled ;-thus your verse The crown will find an heir: Great Alexander Flow'd with her beauty once; "tis shrewdly Left his to the worthiest; so his successor To say, you have seen a better.
[ebb’d, Was like to be the best.
Pardon, madam: Leon.
Good Paulina, The one I have almost forgot (your pardon); Who hast the memory of Hermione,
The other, when she has obtain'd your eye, I know, in honour,-0, that ever I
Will have your tongue too. This is such a creaHad squar'd me to thy counsel-then even now, ture: I might have look'd upon my queen's full eyes; Would she begin a sect, might quench the zeal Have taken treasure from her lips--- Of all professors else: make proselytes Paul.
And left them Of who she but bid follow. More rich, for what they yielded.
How? not women? Leon.
Thou speak'st truth. Genl. Women will love her, that she is a woman No more such wives; therefore, no wife: one More worth than any man; men, that she is worse,
The rarest of all women. And better usd, would make her sainted spirit Leon.
Go, Cleomenes; Again possess her corps; and, on this stage Yourself, assisted with your honour'd friends, (Where we offenders now appear), soul vex'd, Bring them to our embracement.--Still 'tis Begin, And why to me?
Had she such power, [Eceunt CLEOMENES, Lords, and Gentlemen. She had just canse.
Ile thus should steal upon us. Leon. She had ; and would incense me Paul.
Had our prince To murder her I married.
(Jewel of children) seen this hour he had pair'd Paul.
I should so: Well with this lord; there was not full a month Were I the ghost that walk'd, I'd bid you mark Between their births. Her eye; and tell me, for what dull part in't Leon. Pry'thee, no more; thou know'st, You chose her: then I'd shriek, that even your He dies to me again, when talk'd of: sure,
(follow'd When I shall see this gentleman, thy speeches Should rift to hear me; and the words that will bring me to consider that, which may Should be, Remember mine.
Unfurnish me of reason.-They are come.Leon.
Stars, very stars, Re-enter CLEOMENES, with FLORIZEL, PERDITA, And alleyes else dead coals:--fear thou no wife,
and Attendants. I'll have no wife, Paulina.
Your mother was most true to wedlock, prince; Paul.
Will you swear For she did print your royal father off,
Loon. Never, Paulina; so be bless'd, my spirit! Your father's image is so hit in you,
Upless another, By us perform'd before. Most dearly welcome! As like llermione as is her picture,
And your fair princess, goddess !-0, alas! Affront his eye.
I lost a couple, that 'twixt heaven and earth Cleo. Good madam,
Might thus have stood, begetting wonder, as Pa
I have done. You, gracious couple, do! and the I lost
By his command To see her in your arins.
(take joy Have I here touch'd Sicilia : and froin him Leon.
My true Paulina, Give you all greetings, that a king, at friend, We shall not marry, till thou bidd'st us. Can send his brother: and, but intirmity Paul.
That (Which waits upon worn times) hath something Shall be, when your first queen's again in breath; llis wish'd ability, he had himself (seiz'd Never till then.
The land and waters twixt your throne and his Enter a Gentleman. [rizel, Measur'd, to look upon you; whom he loves Gent. One that gives out himself prince Flo-|(He bade me say so) more than all the sceptres Son of Polixenes, which his princess (she And those that bear then, living. The fairest I have yet beheld), desires access Leon,
0, my brother, To your high presence.
(Good gentleman!) the wrongs, I have done Leon.
What with him ? he comes not thee, stir
Ofmy behind-hand slackness!--Welcomehither, By need, and accident. What train ?
As is the spring to the carth. And hath he too Gent.
But few, Expos'd this paragon to the fearful usage And those but mean.
At least, Ingentle) of the dreadful Neptune, Leon. llis princess, say you, with him? To greet a man, not worth her paius; much less Gent. Ay; the most peerless piece of earth, The adventure of her person? That e'er the sun shone bright on. (I think, Flo.
Good, my lord, Paul.
Ollermione, She came from Libya. As every present time doth boast itself
Where the varlike Smallis, love a better, gode; so must thy grave That noble honour'd lord, is feard, and lov'd? Fio. Most royal sir, fiem thence; from him, Should chase us with my father; power no jot whose daughter
Hath she, to change our loves.-'Beseech you, ilis tears proclaim'd his parting with her: sir, thence
(cross'd, Remember since you ow'd no more to time A prosperous south-wind friendly) we have Than I do now: with thought of such affections To execute the charge my father gave me, Step forth mine advocate; at your request, For visiting your highness : My best train My father will grant precious things as trifles. I have from your Sicilian sheres dismiss'd; Leon. Would he do so, I'd beg your precious Who for Bohemia bend, to signify
Which he counts but a trifle. [mistress, Not only my success in Libya, sir,
Sir, my liege, But my arrival, and my wife's, in safety, Youreye hath too much youth in't: not a month Here where we are.
'Fore your queen died, she was more worth such Leon. The blessed gods Than what you look on row.
(gazes Purge all infection from our air, whilst you
I thought of her, Do climate here! You have a holy father, Even in these looks I made.-But your petition A graceful gentleman; against whose person,
[T, FLORIZEL. So sacred as it is, I have done sin:
Is yet unanswerd; I will to your father : For which the heavens, taking angry note, Your honour not o'erthrown by your desires, Have left me issueless; and your father's bless'd I am a friend to them, and you: upon which (As he from heaven merits it) with you,
errand Worthy his goodness. What might I have been, I now go toward him; therefore, follow me, Might I a son and daughter now have look'd on, and mark what way I make: Come, good my Such goodly things as you ?
(Eseun. Enter a Lord.
SCENE II. The same. Before the Palace. Lord.
Most noble sir,
Enter AUTOLYCUS and a Gentleman. That, which I shall report, will bear no credit, Were not the proof so nigh. Please you, great Aut. 'Beseech you, sir, were you present at Bohemia greets you from himself, by me; (sir, this relation ? Desires you to attach his son; who has
1 Gent. I was by at the opening of the fardel, (His dignity and duty both cast off)
heard the old shepherd deliver the manner how Fled from his father, from his hopes, and with he found it; wherenpon, after a little amazedA shepherd's daughter.
ness, we were all commanded out of the chamLeon.
Where's Bohemia? speak. ber; only this, methonght, I heard the shepherd Lord. Here in the city; I now came from him. say, he found the child. I speak amazedly; and it becomes
Aut. I would most gladly know the issue of it. My marvel, and my message. To your court 1 Gent. I make a broken delivery of the busiWhiles he was hast'ning (in the chase, it seems ness;—But the changes I perceived in the king, of this fair couple), meets he on the way and Camillo, were very notes of admiration : The father of this seeming lady, and they seemed almost, with staring on one another, Her brother, having both their country quitted to tear the cases of their eyes; there was speech With this young prince.
in their dumbness, language in their very gesFlo.
Camillo has betray'd me; ture; they looked, as they had heard of a world Whose honour, and whose honesty, till now ransomed, or one destroyed : A notable passion Endur'd all weathers,
of wonder appeared in them: but the wisest Lord.
Lay't so to his charge; beholder, that knew no more but seeing, could He's with the king your father.
not say, if the importance were joy, or sorrow : Leon.
Who? Camillo ? but in the extremity of the one, it must needs be. Lord. Camillo, sir; I spake with him : who
Enter another Gentleman.
Here comes a gentleman, that, happily, knows Has these poor men in question. Never saw I The news, Rogero?
(more: Wretches so quake: they kneel, they kiss the 2 Gent. Nothing but bonfires: The oracle is earth;
fulfilled; the king's danghter is found: such a Forswear themselves as often as they speak; deal of wonder is broken out within this hour, Bohemia stops his ears, and threatens them that ballad-makers cannot be able to express it. With divers deaths in death.
Enter a third Gentleman. Per.
O, my poor father!– Here comes the lady Paulina's steward; he can The heaven sets spies upon us, will not have deliver you more.--Ilow goes it now, sir? this Our contract celebrated.
news, which is called truc, is so like an old tale, Leon.
You are married ? that the verity of it is in strong suspicion: Has Flo. We are not, sir, nor are we like to be; the king found his heir ? The stars, I see, will kiss the valleys first
3 Gent. Most true; if ever truth were pregnant The odds for high and low's alike.
by circumstance: that, which you hear, you'll Leon.
My lord, swear you see, there is such unity in the proofs. Is this the daughter of a king?
The mantle of queen Ilernione :- her jewel Flo.
about the neck of it: The letters of Antigonus, When once she is my wife.
found with it, which they know to be his chaLeon. That once, I see, by your good father's racter:-the majesty of the creature, in reserspeed,
blance of the mother;--the affection of nobleWill come on very slowly. I am sorry, ness, which nature shows above her breeding, Most sorry, you have broken from his liking, -and many other evidences, proclaim her, with Where you were tied in duty: and as sorry, all certainty, to be the king's clau:shter.' Did Your choice is not so rich in worth as beauty, you see the meeting of the two kings? That you might well enjoy her.
2 Gent. No. Flo.
Dear, look up : 3 Gent. Then have you lost a sight, which was Though fortune, visible an enemy,
to be seen, cannot be spoken of. There might
you have bebeld one joy crown another; so, benefit of access? every wink of an eye, some and in such manner, that it seemed, sorrow wept new grace will be born: our absence makes us to take leave of them; for their joy waded in unthrifty to our knowledge. Let's along. tears. There was casting up of eyes, holding up
[Eceunt Gentlemen. of hands; with countenance of such distraction, Aut. Kow, had I not the daslı of my former that they were to be known by garment not by life in me, would preferment drop on my head. favour. Our king, being ready to leap out of I brought the old man and his son aboard the himself for joy of his found daughter; as if that prince; told him, I heard them talk of a fardel, joy were now become a loss, cries, 0, thy mother, and I know not what: but he at that time, thy mother! thenasks Bohemia forgiveness: then 'over-fond of the shepherd's daughteríso he then embraces his son-in-law; then again worries he took her to be), who began to be much sea-sick, his daughter, with clipping her; now he thanks and himself little better, extremity of weather the old shepherd, which stands by, like a wea- continuing, this mystery remained undiscoverther-bitten conduit of many kings' reigns. Ied. But 'tis all one to me: for had I been the never heard of such another encounter, which finder-out of this secret, it would not have relames report to follow it, and undoes description lished among my other discredits. to do it.
Enter Shepherd and Clown. 2 Gent. What, pray you, became of Antigo- IIere come those I have done good to against nus, that carried hence the child?
my will, and already appearing in the blossoms 3 Gent. Like an old tale still: which will have of their fortune. matter to rehearse, though credit be asleep, and Shep. Comie, boy; I am past more children; not an ear open: He was torn to pieces with a but thy sons and daughters will be all gentlebear; this avouches the shepherd's son; who men born. has not only his innocence (which seems much) Clo. You are well met, sir: Yon denied to to justify him, but a handkerchief, and rings of figlit with me this other day, because I was no his, that Paulina knows.
gentleman born: See you these clothes? say, 1 Gent. What became of his bark, and his fol- you see them not, and think me still no gentlelowers?
man horn: you were best say, these robes are 3 Gent. Wrecked, the same instant of their not gentlemen born. Give me the lie; do; and master's death: and in the view of the shepherd: try whether I am not now a gentleman born, so that all the instruments, which aided to ex- Aut. I kuow you are now, sir, a gentleman born. pose the child, were even then lost, when it was Clo. Ay, and have been so any time these found. But, O, the noble combat, that, 'twixt four hours. joy and sorrow, was fought in Paulina! She had Shep. And so have I, boy. one eye declined for the loss of her husband; Clo. So you have :--but I was a gentleman another elevated that the oracle was fulfilled: born before my father: for the king's sou took She lifted the princess from the earth; and some by the hand, and called me, brother; and locks her in embracing, as if she would pin her then the two kings called my father, brother; to her heart, that she might no more be in and then the prince, my brother, and the prindanger of losing.
cess, my sister, called my father, father: and 1 Gent. The dignity of this act was worth the so we wept: and there was the tirst gentlemanaudience of kings and princes; for by such was like tears that ever we shed. it acted.
Sup. We may live, son, to shed many more. 3 Gent. One of the prettiest touches of all, and Clo. Ay; or else 'twere hard luck, being in that which angled for mine eyes (caught the so preposterous estate as we are. water, though not the fish) was, when at the Aut. 1 humbly beseech you, sir, to pardon relation of the queen's death, with the manner me all the faults I have committed to your how she came to it (bravely confessed, and la- worship, and to give me your good report to mented by the king,) how attentiveness wound- the prince my master. ed his daughter: till, from one sign of dolour Shep. 'Prythee, son, do; for we must be gento another, she did, with an alas! I would fain tle now we are gentlemen. say, bleed tears; for, I atu sure, my heart wept Clo. Thou wilt amend thy life? blood. Who was most marble there changed Aut. Ay, an it like your good worship. colour: some swooned, all sorrowed: if all the Clo. Give me thy hand: I will swear to the world could have seen it, the woe had been prince, thou art as honest a true fellow as any universal.
is in Bohemia. 1 Gent. Are they returned to the court? Shrp. You may say it, but not swear it.
3 Gent. No: the princess, hearing of her mo- CW. Not swear it, now I am a gentleman? ther's statue, which is in the keeping of Pau- Let boors and franklins say it, I'll swear it. lina,-& piece many years in doing, and now Shop. How if it be false, son ? newly performed by that rare Italian master, Clo: If it be ne'er so false, a true gentleman Julio Romano ; who had he himself eternity, may swear it, in the behalf of his friend:-And and could put breath into his work would be- I'll swear to the prince, thou art a tall fellow guile nature of her custom, so perfectly he is of thy hands, and that thou wilt not be drunk; her ape: he so near to Ilermione hath done but I kuow, thou art no tall fellow of thy hands, Hermione, that, they say, one would speak to and that thou wilt be drunk, but I'll swear it: her, and stand in hope of answer: thither with and I would, thou would'st be a tall fellow of all greediness of affection, are they gone; and thy hands. there they intend to sup:
Aut. I will prove so, sir, to my power. 2 Gent. I thought, she had some great matter Clo. Ay, by any means prove a tall fellow : there in hand; for she hath privately, twice or If I do not wonder, how thou darest venture to thrice a day, ever since the death of Hermione, be drunk, not being a tall fellow, trust me not. visited that removed house. Shall we thither, -Hark! the kings and the princes, our kindred, and with our company piece the rejoicing ? are going to see the queen's picture. Come,
1 Gent. Who would be thence, that has the follow us, we'll be thy good masters. (Eseurit.
Indeed, my lord,
If I had thought, the sight of my poor image The same. A Room in Paulina's House.
Would thus have wrought you (for the stone is Enter LEONTES, POLIXENES, FLORIZEL, PERDITA, I'd not have show'd it.
mine), CAMILLO, PAULINA, Lords, and Attendants.
Do not draw the curtain. Leon. O grave and good Paulina, the great Paul. No longer shall you gaze on't; lest your That I have had of thee! [comfort May think anon, it moves.
[fancy Paul. What, sovereign sir, Leon.
Let be, let be. I did not well, I meant well: All my services, 'Would I were dead, but that, methinks, alYou have paid home: but that you have vouch- readysaf'd
(tracted What was he, that did make it?-See, my lord, With your crown'd brother, and these your con- Would you not deem, it breath'd ? and that Heirs of your kingdoms, iny poor house to visit, Did verily bear blood ?
[those veius It is a surplus of your grace, which never
Masterly done My life may last to answer.
The very life seems warm upon her lip. Leon.
Leon. The fixture of her eye has motion in't, We honour you with trouble: But we came As we are mock'd with art. To see the statue of our qreen: your gallery Paul.
I'll draw the curtain; Have we pass'd throngh, not without much My lord's almost so far transported, that content
lle'll think anon, it lives. In many singularities; but we saw not
O sweet Paulina, That which my daughter came to look ipon, Make me to think so twenty years together; The statue of her mother.
No settled senses of the worid can match Paul.
As she liv'd peerless, The pleasure of that madness. Let't alone. So her dead likeness, I do well believe,
Juul. I am sorry, sir, I have thus far stirr d Excels whatever yet you look'd upon,
I could atllict you further.
(you; but Or hand of man hath done; therefore I keep it Leon,
Do, Paulina ; Lonely, apart : But here it is: prepare For this aftdiction has a taste as sweet To see the life as lively mock'd, as ever As any cordial comfort.--Still, methinks, Still sleep mock'd death: behold; and say, 'tis There is an air comes from her: What fine chisel well.
Could ever yet cut breath? Let no man mock me, [PAUL. undraus a curtain, and discovers a Statue. For I will kiss her. I like your silence, it the more shows off
Good my lord, forbear: Your wonder: But yet speak;-first, you, my The ruddiness upon her lip is wet; Comes it not something near? [liege, You'll mar it, if you kiss it; stain your own Leon.
TIer natural posture - With oily painting: Shall I draw the curtain? Chide me, dear stone; that I may say, indeed, Leon. No, not these twenty years. Thou art Hermione; or, rather, thou art she, Per.
So long could I In thy not chiding; for she was as tender Stand by, a looker on. As infancy and grace.-But yet Paulina,
Either forbear, Hermione was not so much wrinkled, nothing Quit presently the chapel; or resolve you So aged, as this seems.
For more amazement: If you can behold it, Pole
O, not by much. I'll make the statue move indeed ; descend, Paul. So much the more our carrer's excel. And take you by the hand; but then you'll think lence;
[her (Which I protest against), I am assisted Which lets go by some sixteen years, and makes By wicked powers. As she liv'd now.
What you can make her do, Leon.
As now she inight hare done, I am content to look on: what to speak,
I am content to hear: for 'tis as easy
It is requir'd,
Musick; awake her: strikeStanding like stone with thee!
And give me leave; 'Tis time; descend; be stone no more: approach, And do not say, 'tis superstition, that
Strike all that look upon with marvel. Come: I kneel, and then implore her blessing-Lady, I'll fill your grave up: stir; nay, come away; Dear queen, that ended when I but besan, Bequeath to death your numbness, for from him Give me that hand of yours, to kiss.
Dear life redeems you.--You perceive, she stirs, Paul.
0, patience; [HERMIONE comes down from the Pedestal. The statue is but newly fix'd, the colour's Start not: her actions shall be holy, as, Not dry.
[on : You hear, my spell is lawful: do not shun her, Cam. My lord, yonr sorrow was too sore laid Until you see her die again; for then When sixteen winters cannot blow away, You kill her double: Nay, present your hand : So many summers dry; scarce any joy
When she was young, you wood her; now, in Did ever so long live; no sorrow,
Is she become the suitor.
(age, But kill'd itself much sooner.
Leon. O, she's warm! (Embracing her Pol.
Dear my brother, If this be magick, let it be an art
She embraces him.
Cam. She hangs about his neck;
If she pertain to life, let her speak too. My mate, that's never to be found again,
Pol. Ay, and make't manifest where she has Lament till I am lost.
O peace, Paulina ;
That she is living, Thou shouldst a husband take by my consent, Were it but told you, should be hooted at As I by thine, a wife: this is a match, Like an old tale; but it appears, she lives, And made between's by vows. Thou hast found Though yet she speak not. Mark a little while. mine : Please you to interpose, fair madam; kneel, But how is to be question'd: for I saw her, And pray your mother's blessing.-Turn, good As I thought, dead; and have in vain, said many Our Perdita is found.
[lady; A prayer upon her grave: I'll not seek far (Presenting PERDITA, who kneels to HERM. (For him, I partly know his mind), to find thee Her.
You gods, look down, An honourable husband :-Come, Camillo, And from your sacred vials pour your graces And take her by the hand : whose worth and Upon my daughter's head !—Tell me, mine own, Is richly noted: and here justified shonesty, Where hast thou been preserv'd? where liv'd! By us, a pair of kings.--Let's from this place. how found
What?--Look upon my brother;-both your Thy father's court? for thou shalt hear, that I, - pardons, Knowing by Paulina, that the oracle
That e'er I put between your holy looks Gave hope, thou wast in being,-have preserv'd My ill suspicion.-This your son-in-law, [ing), Myself to see the issue.
And son unto the king (whom heavens directPaul.
There's time enough for that; Is troth-plight to your daughter.—Good Paulina, Lest they desire, upon this push to trouble Lead us from hence; where we may leisurely Your joys with like relation. Go together, Each one demand, and answer to his part You precious winners all; your exultation Perform'd in this wide gap of time, since first Partake to every one. I, an old turtle, We were dissever'd: Hastily lead away. Will wing me to some wither'd bough: and there
Comedy of Errors.
Persons Represented. SOLINUS, Duke of Ephesus.
ANGELO, a Goldsmith. Ægeox, a Merchant of Syracuse.
A Merchant, friend to Antipholus of Syracuse.
twin brothers and sons PINOH, a Schoolmaster and a Conjurer. ANTIPHOLUS of Ephesus, to Ægeon and Æmi- Æmilia, Wife to Ageon, an Abbess at Ephesus. ANTIPUOLUS of Syracuse, lia, but unknown to Aveiana, Wife to Antipholus of Ephesus.
Leach other. DBOMO of Ephesus, twin Brothers and At-LUCIANA, her sister.
LUCE, her servant. tendants on the two AnDuomio of Syracuse,
Gaoler, Officers, and other Attendants.
His goods confiscate to the duke's dispose,
Thy substance, valued at the highest rate, SCENE I. A Hall in the Duke's Palace.
Cannot amount unto a hundred marks; Enter Duke, Ægeox, Gagler, Officer, and other Therefore, by law thou art condemu'd to die. Attendants.
Æge. Yet this my comfort; when your words Ægeon. PROCEED, Solinus, to procure my fall, are done, And, by the doom of death, end woes and all. My woes end likewise with the evening sun.
Duke Merchant of Syracusa, plead no more; Duke. Well, Syracusan, say, in brief, the cause I am not partial, to infringe our laws.
Why thou departed'st from thy native home; The enmity and discord, which of late
And for what cause thou cam'st to Ephesus. Sprung from the rancorous outrage of your duke Æge. A heavier task could not have been To merchants, our well-dealing countrymen,
imposed, Who, wanting gilders to redeem their lives, Thap I to speak my griefs unspeakable : Have seal'd his rigorous statutes with their Yet, that the world may witness, that siy end bloods,
Was wrought by nature, not by vile offence, Excludes all pity from our threatening looks. I'll utter what my sorrow gives me leave. For, since the mortal and intestine jars In Syracusa was I born; and wed "Twixt thy seditious countrymen and us, l'nto a woman, happy but for me, It hath in solemn synods been decreed, And by me too, had not our hap been bad. Both by the Syracusans and ourselves,
With her I liv'd in joy; our wealth increas d, To admit no trafick to our adverse towns: By prosperous voyages I often made Nay, more,
To Epidamnum, till my factor's death; If any, born at Ephesus, be seen
And he (great care of goods at random left) At any Syracusani marts and fairs,
Drew me from kind embracements of my spouse, Again, if any Syracnsan born,
From whom my absence was not six months old Come to the bay of Ephesus, he dies,
Before herself (almost at fainting, ander