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But with her most vile principal, that she's
No, by my life,
No, no; if I mistake
There's some ill planet reigns:
Shall I be heard ?
[To the Guards. Her. Who is't, that goes with me?--'Beseech
9 But with her most vile principal,] One that knows what we should be ashamed of, even if the knowledge of it rested only in her own breast and that of her paramour, without the participation of any confidant.---But, which is here used for only, renders this passage
But that he speaks.] Får off guilty, signifies, guilty in a remote degree. But that he speaks-ineans, in merely speyking.
you shall know, your mis-
My women, come; you have leave. Leon, Go, do our bidding; hence.
[Exeunt Queen and Ladies. i Lord. 'Beseech your highness, call the queen
again. Ant. Be certain what you do, sir; lest your jus
For her, my lord,
you to accept it, that the queen is spotless
If it prove
I'll keep my stables where I lodge my wifë;] If Hermione prove unfaithful, I'll never trust my wife out of my sight; I'll always go in couples with her; and, in that respect, my house shall resemble a stable, where dogs are kept in pairs.
your peaces. 1 Lord.
Good my lord,Ant. It is for you we speak, not for ourselves : You are abus’d, and by some putter-on, That will be damn'd for't; 'would I knew the vil
Cease; no more.
If it be so,
putter-on,] i. e. one who instigates.
- land-damn him:] Mr. Steevens, after giving various opinions on this expression, says, After all these aukward struggles to obtain a meaning, we might, I think, not unsafely read
'I'd lnudanum him,
I see't and feelt,
The instruments that fee?.] Some stage direction seems necessary in this place; but what that direction should be, it is not easy to decide. Sir T. Hanmer gives--Laying hold of his arm; Dr. Johnson-strihing his brows. Mr. Henley thinks that Leontes, perhaps, touches the forehead of Antigonus with his fore and middle tirigers forked in imilation of a SNAIL'S HORNS; for these, or
imaginary horns of his own like them, are the instruments that feel, to which he alluded.
Of the whole dungy earth.
-What! lack I credit?
Why, what need we
And I wish, my liege,
How could that be?
ing : Yet, for a greater confirmation, (For, in an act of this importance, 'twere Most piteous to be wild,) I have despatch'd in post, To sacred Delphos, to Apollo's temple, Cleomenes and Dion, whom you know Of stuff'd sufficiency:? Now, from the oracle
nought for approbation,] Approbation is put for proof. stutt'd sufficiency: ] i. e. of abilities more than enough.
They will bring all; whose spiritual counsel had,
1 Lord. Well done, my lord.
Than what I know, yet shall the oracle
Ant. [ Aside.] To laughter, as I take it,
The outer Room of a Prison.
Enter PAULINA and Attendants. Paul. The keeper of the prison --call to him;
[Exit an Attendant. Let him have knowledge who I am.-Good lady! No court in Europe is too good for thee, What dost thou then in prison ?-Now, good sir,
Re-enter Attendant, with the Keeper. You know
not? Keep. .
For a worthy lady,
Pray you then, Conduct me to the queen.
Keep. I may not, madam; to the contrary