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I will respect thee as a father, if
Remain a pinch'd thing ; yea, a very trick
So easily open?
On your command.
Leon. I know't too well.-
Give me the boy! I am glad, you did not nurse him :
Though he does bear some sign of me, yet you
Leon.Bear the boy hence, he shall not come about her; 1 Lady. Come, my gracious lord !
Away with him!-and let her sport herself Shall I be your play-fellow?
With that she's big with; for 'tis Polixenes Mam. No, I'll none of you.
Has made thee swell thus. 1 Lady. Why, my sweet lord ?
Her. But I'd say, he had not,
Howe'er you lean to the nayward. 2 lady. And why so, my good lord ?
Leon. You, my lords,
Look on her, mark her well; be but about
'Tis pity she's not honest, honourable; Or half moon made with a pen.
Praise her but for this her without-door form, 2 Lady. Who taught you this?
(Which, on my faith, deserves high speech ,) and Mam. I learn'd'it out of women's faces. — Pray now straight What colour are your eye-brows?
The shrug, the hum, or ha; these petty brands, 1 Lady. Blue, my lord.
That calumny doth use. —-0, I am out, Mam. Nay, that's a mock: I have seen a lady's nose That mercy does; for calumny will sear That has been blue, but not her eye-brows.
Virtue itself:-these shrugs, these hums, and ha's, 2 Lady. Hark ye:
When you have said, she's goodly, come between,
Froin him, that has most cause to grieve it should be,
Her. Should a villain say so, 1 Lady. She is spread of late
The most replenish'd villain in the world, Into a goodly bulk: good time encounter her! He were as much more villain ; you, my lord,
Iler. What wisdom stirs amongst you? Come sir, now Do but mistake. Tam for you again: pray you, sit by us,
Leon. You have mistook, my lady, And tell's a tale!
Polixenes for Leontes. O thou thing, Alam. Merry, or sad, shall't be?
Which I'll not call a creature of thy place, Iler. As merry as you will.
Lest barbarism, making me the precedent, Mam. A sad tale's best for winter;
Should a like language use to all degrees, I have one of sprites and goblins.
And mannerly distinguishment leave out
Betwixt the prince and beggar!-- I have said,
A federary with her, and one that knows,
What she should shame to know herself, Mam. Diwelt by a church-yard :- I will tellit softly; But with her most vile principal, that she's Yon crickets shall not hear it
A bed-swerver, even as bad as those, Her. Come on then,
That vulgars give bold titles ; ay, and privy
To this their late escape.
You scarce can right me throughly then, to say
You did mistake. In my just censure? in my true opinion?
Leon. No, no; if I mistake
The center is not big enough to bear
But that he speaks.
I must be patient, till the heavens look
I am not prone to weeping, as our sex
Commonly are; the want of which rain dew, All's true, that is mistrusted:- that false villain, Perehance, shalldry your pities: but I have Whom I employ'd, was pre-employ'd by him : That honourable grief lodgd here, which burns He has discover'd my design, and i
Worse, than tears drown. "Beseech you all, my lords,
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With thoughts so qualified, as your charities Either thou art most ignorant by age,
Added to their familiarity,
[To the Guards. (Which was as gross, as ever touch'd conjecture, Her. Whois't, that goes with me?— 'Beseech your That lack'd sight only, nought for approbation, highness,
But only seeing, all other circumstances
Made up to the deed,) doth push on his proceeding:
is no cause; when you shall know, your mistress (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 sufliciency: now, from the oracle
Shall stop or spur me. Have I done well?
Whose ignorant credulity will not 1 Lord. For her, my lord,
Come up to the truth. So have we thought it good,
From our free person she should be confin'd:
Be left her to perform. Come, follow us !
We are to speak in public: for this business
Will raise us all.
Ant. [-Aside.] To laughter, as I take it,
If the good truth were known.
[Exeunt. Than when I feel, and see her, no further trust her; For every inch of woman in the world,
SCENE II. --- The same. The outer room of a prison.
Enter Paulina and Attendants.
Paul. The keeper of the prison,-call to him;
(Exit an Attendant, 1 Lord. Good my lord,
Let him have knowledge, who I am.-Good lady!
What dost thou then in prison ?-Now, good sir,
Keep. For a worthy lady,
I have express commandment.
Paul. Here's ado,
To lock up honesty and honour from
The access of gentle visitors !- Is it lawful,
Pray you, to see her women? any of them ?
Keep. So please you, madam, to pnt
Apart these your attendants, I shall bring
Paul. I pray now, call her!
Withdraw yourselves !
(Exeunt Attend. Leon. What! lack I credit?
Keep. And, madam,
Here's such ado to make nostain a stain,
As passes colouring.
Re-enter Keeper, with Emilia.
Emil. As well, as one su great, and so forlorn,
(Which never tender lady hath borne greater,)
She is, something before her time, deliver'd.
Paul. A boy?
Emil. A daughter; and a goodly babe,
Lusty, and like to live: the queen receives
Much comfort in't: says, My poor prisoner,
I am innocent, as you.
Paul. I dare be sworn :
These dangerous unsafe lunes o'the king! beshrew
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He must be told on't, and he shall: the office They should not laugh, if I could reach them ; nor
Shall she, within my power.
Enter Paulina, with a Child.
1 Lord. You must not enter.
Paul. Nay, rather, good my lords, be second to me!
F'ear you his tyrannous passion more, alas, • If she dares trust me with her little babe,
Than the queen's life? a gracious innocent soul,
More free, than he is jealous !
Ant. That's enough.
1 Atten. Madam, he hath not slept to-night, com-
None should come at him.
Paul. Not so hot, good sir !
That creep like shadows by him, and do sigh
At each his needless heavings,-- such as you,
Do come with words as med'cinal, as true,
That presses him from sleep.
Leon. What noise there, ho?
Paul. No noise, my lord; but needful conference,
About some gossips for your highness.
I charg'd thee, that she should not come about me;
I knew, she would.
Keep. Madam, ift please the queen to send the babe, On your displeasure's peril, and on mine,
She should not visit you.
Leon. What, canst not rule her?
Paul. From all dishonesty, he can: in this,
Commit me, for committing honour,) trust it,
He shall not rule me.
Ant. Lo you now! you hear.
When she will take the rein, I let her run;
But she'll not stumble.
Paul. Good my liege, I come, –
(Exeunt Myself your loyal servant, your physician,
Your most obedient counsellor; yet that dares
From your good queen.
Paul. Good queen, my lord, good queen :I say, good
And would by combat make her good, so were I
Aman, the worst about you.
Leon. Force her hence!
Paul. Let him, that makes but trifles of his eyes,
First hand me! On mine own accord, I'll off;
But, first, I'll do mine errand.— The good queen,
[Advancing. For she is good, hath brought you forth a daughter.
Here'tis; commends it to your blessing.
A mankind witch! Hence with her, out o' door!
A most intelligencing bawd!
Paul. Not so!
Than you are mad; which is enough, i'll warrant,
Will you not push her out? Give her the bastard !
Thou, dotard: (To Antigonus.] thou art wom
Paul. For ever
make their pastime at my sorrow: Unvenerable be thy hands, if thou
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(Laying down the child.
Tak’st up the priacess, by that forced baseness, The bastard brains with these my proper hands
Shall I dash out. Go take it to the fire!
For thou sett'ston thy wife.
These lords, my noble fellows, if they please,
Can clear mein't.
1 Lord. We can, my royal liege:
He is not guilty of her coming hither.
1 Lord.'Beseech your highness,give us better credit !
(As recompense of our dear services, He cannot be compellid to't,) once remove
Past, and to come, )that you do change this purpose,
Which, being so horrible, so bloody, must
Lead on to some foul issue. We all kueel.
Leon. I am a feather for each wind that blows :-
Than curse it then. But, be it; let it live!
It shall not neither, - You, sir, come you hither!
You, that have been so tenderly oflicious
To save this brat's life?
To save the innocent: any thing possible.
Ant. I will, my lord.
Leon. Mark, and perform it;(see'st thou ?) for the fail
Of any pointin't shall not only be
Death to thyself, but to thy lewd-tongu'd wife,
Whom, for this time, we pardon. We enjoin thee,
This female bastard hence, and that thou bear it
To some remote and desert place, quite out
Of our dominions; and that there thou leave it,
Without more mercy, to its own protection,
And favour of the climate. As by strange fortune
It came to us, I do in justice charge thee,
On thy soul's peril, and thy body's torture, –
Where chance may nurse, or end it. Take it up! (Not able to produce more accusation,
Ant. I swear to do this, though a present death Than your own weak-hing'd fancy,) something sa- Had been more merciful. — Come on, poor babe!
Some powerful spirit instruct the kites and
ravens, Of tyranny, and will ignoble make you,
To be thy nurses! Wolves, and bears, they say,
Casting their savageness aside, have done
Like offices of pity. --Sir, be prosperous
Poor thing, condemn’d to loss! (Exit with the Child.
From those you sent to the oracle, are come
An hour since: Cleomenes and Dion,
[Exit. Being well arriv'd from Delphos, are both landed,
Hath been beyond account.
Leon. Twenty-three days
The great Apollo suddenly will have
Our most disloyal lady! for, as she hath
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Been publicly accus'd, so shall she have
|(Who least will seem to do so,) my past life A just and open trial. While she lives,
Hath been as continent, as chaste, as true, My heart will be a burden to me. Leave me,
As I am now unhappy; which is more, And think upon my bidding!
[Lxeunt. Than history can pattern, though devis'd,
And play'd, to take spectators ; for behold me,
A fellow of the royal bed, which owe
A moiety of the throne, a great king's daughter,
To prate and talk for life, and honbur, 'fore
'Tis a derivative from me to mine,
And only that I stand for. I appeal
To your own conscience, sir, before Polixenes
How merited to be so; since he came,
With what encounter so uncurrent I
Have strain'd, to appear thus: if one jot beyond
The bound of honour, or, in act, or will,
That way inclining; harden'd be the hearts
Cry Fye upon my grave!
Leon. Inc'er heard yet,
Than to perform it first.
Her. That's true enough;
Though 'tis a saying, sir, not due to me.
Leon. You will not own it.
Her. More than mistress of,
Which comes to me in name of fault, I must not
(With whom I am accus’d,) I do confess,
(Exeunt. A lady, like me; with a love, even such,
So, aud no other, as yourself commanded:
Leon. This sessions(to our great grief;we pronounce,) To you,and toward your friend, whose love had spoke,
I know not, how it tastes; though it be dish'd
For me, to try how: all I know of it
And, why he left your court, the gods themselves,
Wotting no more than I, are ignorant.
have unterta'en to do in's absence.
You speak a language, that [understand not:
My life stands in the level of your dreams,
. Hermione, queen to the worthy Leontes, king Which I'll lay down.
. — As you were past all shame,
More criminal in thee, than it,)so thou
Look for no less than death!
Her, Sir, spare your threats!
To me can life be no commodity :
But know not, how it went. My second joy,
And first-fruits of my body, from his presence
I am barr’d, like one infectious. My third comfort,