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Jog on, jog on, the foot-path way, The hostess-skip o'the day :-You're welcome, sir !
(To Camillo. A merry heart goes all the day,
Give me those flowers there, Dorcas. -Reverend sirs, Your sad tires in a mile-a. [Exit. For you there's rosemary, and rue; these keep
Seeming, and savour, all the winter long :
And welcome to our shearing!
With flowers of winter.
Sir, the year growing ancient,-Is as a meeting of the petty gods;
Not yet on summer's death, nor on the birth And you the queen on't.
Of trembling winter,--the fairest flowers o'the season Per.
Sir, my gracious lord, Are our carnations, and streak'd gillytlowers, To chide at your extremes, it not becomes me; Which some call nature's bastards : of that kind 0, pardon that I name them : your high self, Our rustic garden's barren; and I care not The gracious mark o'the land, you have obscur'a To get slips of them. With a swain's wearing; and ine, poor lowly maid, Pol.
Wherefore, gentle maiden, Most goddess-like prank'd up : But that our feasts Do you neglect them! In every mess have folly, and the feeders
For I have heard it said, Digest it with a custom, I should blush
There is an art, which, in their piedness, shares To see you so attired ; sworn, I think,
With great creating nature. To show myself a glass.
Say, there be ;
Yet pature is made better by no mean,
But nature makes that mean : so, o'er that art, Thy father's ground.
Which, you say, adds to nature, is an art Per.
Now Jove afford you cause ! Tbat nature makes. You see, sweet maid, we marry To me, the difference forges dread your greatness A gentler scion to the wildest stock ; Hath not been us'd to fear. Even now I tremble And make conceive a bark of baser kind To think, your father, by some accident,
By bud of nobler race; This is an art Should pass this way, as you did : 0, the fates ! Which does mend nature, --change it rather : but How would he look, to see his work, so poble, The art itself is nature. Vilely bound up! What would he say? Or how Per.
So it is. Should I, in these my borrow'd flaunts, behold Pol. Then make your garden rich in gillyflowers, The sternness of his presence !
Aud do not call them hastards.
l'll not put Nothing but jollity: The gods themselves,
The dibble in earth to set one slip of them Humbling their deities to love, have taken
No more than, were I painted, I would wish [fore The shapes of beasts upon them : Jupiter
This youth should say, 'twere well; and only thereBecame a bull, and bellow'd ; the green Neptune Desire to breed by me.-Here's flowers for you! A rain, and bleated ; and the fire-rob'd god,
Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram; Golden A pollo, a poor bumble skrain,
The marigold, that goes to bed with the sun, As I seema now ; Their transformations
And with him rises weeping; these are flowers Were never for a piece of beauty rarer;
of middle summer, and. I think, they are given Nor in a way so chaste: since my desires
To men of middle age: You are very welcome. Run not before mine honour; nor my lusts
Cam. I should leave grazing, were I of your flock, Barn botter than my faithi.
And only live by gazing.
Out, alas! Your resolution can not hold, when 'tis
You'd be so lean, that blasts of January Opposid, as it must be, by the power o'the king : Would blow you through and through.--Now, my One of these two must be necessities,
tairest friend, Which then will speak; that you must change this I would I had some flowers o'the spring, that might Or I my life.
(purpose, Become your time of day; and yours, and yours; Flo. Thou dearest Perdita,
That wear upon your virgin branches yet. With these fore'd thoughts, I pr’ythee, darken not Your maidenheads growing :-O Proserpina, The mirth o'the feast: Or I'll be thine, my fair, For the flowers now, that, frighted, thoa let'st fall, Or not my father's : for I cannot be
From Dis's waggon ! daffodils, Mive own, nor any thing to any, if
That come before the swallow dares, and take I be not thine: to this I am most constant,
The winds of March with beauty ; violets, dim, Though destiny say, no. Be merry, gentle; But sweeter than the lids of Jano's eyes, Strangle such thoughts as these, with any thing Or Cytherea's breath ; pale primroses, That you behold the while. Your guests are coming : That die unmarried, ere they can behold Lift up your countenance; as it were the day Bright Phoebus in his strength, a malady of celebration of that nuptial, which
Most incident to maids ; bold oxlips, and We two have sworn shall come.
The crown-imperial ; lilies of all kinds,
O larly fortaue, The flower-de-lace being one ! O, these I lack, Stand you auspicious !
To make you garlands of; and, my sweet friend,
To strew him o'er and o'er. Enter Shepherd, with Polixenes an1 Camillo, dis Flo.
What? like a corse 1 guised; Clown, Mopsa, Dorcas, and others.
Per. No, like a bank, for love to lie and play on; Flo.
See, your guests approach : Not like a corse : or if, --not to be buried, Address yourself to entertain them
sprightly, But quick, and in mine arms. Come, take your flowAnd let's be red with mirth.
Methinks, I play as I have seen the in do [ers : Shep. Fie, daughter! when my old wife liv'd, upon In Whitsun' pastorals : sure, this robe of mine This day, she was both pantler, butler, cook ; Does change my disposition. Both dame and servant: welcom'd all; serv'd all : Flo.
What you do, Would sing her song, and dance her taru: now here, Still betters what is done. When you speak, sweet, At upper end o'the table, now, i'the middle; l'a have you do it ever: when you sing, On his shoulder, and his : her face o'fire
I'd have you buy and sell so; so give alms ; With labour; and the thing she took to quench it, Pray so; and, for the ordering your affairs, She would to each one sip : You are retir'a, To sing them too: When you do dance, I wish you As if you were a feasted one, and not
A wave o'the sea, that you might ever do The hostess of the meeting : Pray you, bid
Nothing but that; move still, still so, and own These unknown friends to us welcome: for it is No other function : Each your doing, A way to make us better friends, more known. So singular in each particular, Come, quench your blushies; and present yourself Crowns what you are doing in the present deeds, That which you are, mistress o'the feast Come on, That all your acts are queens. And bid as welcome to your sheep-shearing,
O Doricles, As your good dock shall prosper.
Your praises are too large : but that your youth, Per.
Welcome, sir ! [To Pol. And the true blood, which fairly peeps through it, It is my father's will, I should take on me
Do plainly give you out an unsiain'd shepherd;
With wisdom I might fear, my Doricles,
Come, buy of me, come ; come buy, come buy; You woo'd me the false way.
Buy, lads, or else your lasses cry;
Come, buy, &c.
Clo. If I were not in love with Mopsa, thou To put you to't.-But, come ; our dance, I pray : should'st take no money of me; but being enthrall'a Your hand, my Perdita : so turtles pair,
as I am, it will also be the bondage of certain That never mean to part.
ribands and gloves. Per. I'll swear for 'em.
Mop. I was promis'd them against the feast; but Pol. This is the prettiest low-born lass, that ever they come not too late now. Ran on the green-sward : nothing she does, or seems, Dor. He hath promised you more than that, or But smacks of something greater than herself;
there be liars. Too noble for this place.
Mop. He hath paid you all he promised you: may Cam. He tells her something,
be he has paid you more; which will shame you to That makes her blood look out: Good sooth, she is give him again. The queen of cards and cream.
Clo. Is there no manners left among maids ? will Clo
Come on, strike up. they wear their plackets, where they should bear their Dor. Mopsa must be your mistress : marry, garlic, faces ? Is there not milking time, when you are going To mend her kissing with.
to bed, or kiln-bole, to whistle off these secrets; but
Now, in good time! you must be tittle-tattling before all our guests! "Tis Clo. Not a word, a word; we stand upon our man well they are whispering : Clamour your tongues, ners.
and not a word more. Come, strike np.
[Music. Mop. I have done. Come, you promised me a
taw dry lace, and a pair of sweet gloves. Here a Dance of Shepherds and Shepherdesscs.
Clo: Have I not told thee, how I was cozeded by Pol, Pray, good shepherd, what
the way, and lost all my money? Fair swain is this, which dances with your daughter?
Aut. And, indeed, sir, there are cozeners abroad; Shep. They call him Doricles, and he boasts himself therefore it hehoves men to be wary. To have a worthy feeding : but I have it
Clo. Fear not thou, man, thou shalt lose nothing Upon his own report, and I believe it;
here. He looks like sooth: He says he loves my daughter; Aut. I hope so, sir; for I have about me many I think so too ; for never gaz'd the moon
parcels of change. Upon the water, as he'll stand, and read,
Clo. What bast here? ballads? As 't were, my daughter's eyes : and, to be plain, Mop. Pray now, buy some I love a ballad in think there is not half a kiss to choose,
print, a'-life; for then we are sure they are true. Who loves another best.
Aut. Here's one to a very dolefal tune, How a Pol.
She dances featly. asurer's wife was brought to bed of twenty moneyShep. So she does any thing; though I report it,
bags at a burden ; and how she longed to eat adders' That should be silent: 'if young Doricles
heads, and toads carbonadoed. Do light upon her, she shall bring him tbat
Mop. Is it true, think you !
Aui. Very true; and but a month old.
Dor. Bless me from marrying a usurer!
Aut. Here's the midwife's name to't, one mistress the door, you would never dance again after a tabor Taleporter; and five or six honest wives that were and pipe : no, the bagpipe could not move you : be present : Why should I carry lies abroad? sings several tunes, faster than you'll tell money: he
Mop. Pray you now, buy it. utters them as be 'had eateu ballads, and all men's ballads; we'll buy the other things anon.
Clo. Come on, lay it by; And let's first see more ears grew to his tunes. Clo. He could never come better : he shall come
Aut. Here's another ballad, of a fish, that appeared in : I love a ballad but even too well; if it be dole-apon the coast, on Wednesday the fourscore of April, ful matter, merrily set down, or a very pleasant forty thousand fathom above water, and sung this balthing indeed, and sung lamentably.
lad against the hard hearts of maids : it was thought Serv. He hath songs, for man or woman, of all she was a woman, and was turned into a cold fish, for sizes, no milliner can so fit his customers with she would not exchange flesh with one that loved her: gloves : he has the prettiest love-songs for maids : so
The ballad is very pitiful, and as true. without bawdry, which is strange ; with such deli
Dor. Is it true too, think you! cate burdens of dildos and fadings; jump her and
Aut. Five justices' hands at it; and witcesses, thump her; and where some stretch-month'd rascal
more than my pack will hold. would, as it were, mean mischief, and break a foul
Clo. Lay it by too : Another. gap into the matter, he makes the maid to answer.
Aut. This is a merry ballad ; but a very pretty one. Whoop, do me no harm, good man; pats bim off,
Mop. Let's have some merry ones. slights him, with Whoop, do me no harm, good man.
Aut. Why, this is a passing merry one; and goes to Pol. This is a brave fellow.
the tune of, Tuo maids wooing a man: there's scarce Clo. Believe me, thou talkest of an admirable con
a maid westward, but she sings it; 'tis in request, 1
can tell you. ceited fellow. Has he any unbraided wares ?
Serv. He hath ribands of all the colours i'the rain Mop. We can both sing it; if thou'lt bear a part, bow; points, more than all the lawyers in Bohemia thou shalt hear; 'tis in three parts.
Dor. We had the tune on't a month ago. can learnedly handle, though they come to him by the gross; inkles, caddisses, cambrics, lawns: why, he Aut. I can bear my part; you must know, 'tis my sings them over, 'as they were gods or goddesses; occupation : have at it with you. you would think a smock were a she-angel; he so
SONG. chants to the sleeve-hand, and the work abont the
Aut. Get you hence, for I must go; square on't.
Where, it fits not you to know. Clo. Pr'ythee, bring him in ; and let him approach
Dor. Whither? Mop. O, whither? Dor. Whither? singing.
Mop. It becomes thy oath full well. Per. Forewarn him, that he use no scurrilous words
Thou to me thy secrets tel: in his tanes.
Dor. Me too, let me go thither. Clo. You have of these pedlers, that have more in 'em than you'd think, sister.
Mop. Or thou go'st to the grange, or mill:
Dor. If to either, thou dost ill. Per. Ay, good brother, or go about to think.
Aut. Neither. Dor. What, neither? Aut. Neither. Enter Autolycus, singing.
Dor. Thou hast sworn my love to be ; Lawn, as white as driven snow;
Mop. Thou hast stoorn it more to me: Cyprus, black as e'er wos crow;
Then, whither go'st? say, whither ? Gloves, as sweet as damask rnsee;
Clo. We'll have this song out anon by ourselves; Masks for faces, and for noses;
My father and the gentlemen are in sad talk, and we'li Bugle bracelet, necklace-amber,
not trouble tbem: Come, bring away thy pack after Perfume for a lady's chamber :
me. Wenches, I'll buy for you both :-Pedler, let's Golden quoifs, anu stomackers,
have the first choice. Follow me, girls. For my lasts to give their dears ;
Aut. And you shall pay well for 'em. (Aside. Pins and poking-sticks of steel,
Will you buy any tape, What maids lack from head to heel.
Or lace for your cape,
My dainty duck, my dear-a?
Come, your hand;
And, daughter, yours.
Soft, swain, awbile, 'beseech you ; of the nexe'st, and fin'st, fin'st wear-a? Have you a father ? Come to the pedler;
I have: But what of him!
Pol. Knows he of this!
He neither does, nor shall. (Exeunt Cloacn, Autolycus, Dorcas, and Mopsa. (Is, "At the nuptial of his son, a guest
Pol. Methinks, a father Enter a Servant. three peat-herds, three swine-herds, that have made of reasonable affairs ? is he not stupid
Serv. Master, there is three carters, three shepherds, That best becomes the table. Pray you, once more ; themselves all men of hair; they call themselves sal. With age, and altering rheuins ? Can be speak? hear! tiers : and they have a dance which the wenches say Know man from man? dispute his own estate ? is a gallimaufry of gambols, because they are not Lies he not bed-rid ? and again does nothing, in't; but they themselves are o'the mind, (if it be But what he did being childish ? not too rough for some, that know little but bowl
Flo, ing) it will please plentifully.
No, good sir; Shep. A way ! we'll none on't ; here has been too Than most have of bis
He has his health, and ampler strength indeed, much“ humble foolery already :--I know, sir, we
By my white beard, weary you. Pol. You weary those that refresh us : Pray let's something untilial : Reason, my, son
You offer him, if this be so, a wrong see these four threes of herdsmen. Serv. Ope three of them, by their own report, sir, The father, (all whose joy is nothing else
Should choose himself a wife but as good reason, hath danced before the king, and not the worst of But fair posterity,) should hold some counsel the three, but jumps twelve foot and a half by the In such a business. squire.
I yield all this;
Which 'tis not fit you know, I not acquaint
My father of this business.
Let him know't.
Flo. He shall not.
Pr'ythee, let him. Is it not too far gone!-"Tis time to part them.- Flo.
No, he must not. He's simple, and tells much. [ Aside. ]-How now, Shep. Let him, my son; he shall not need to grieve fair shepherd ?
At knowing of thy choice. Your heart is full of something, that does take
Come, come, he must not:Your mind from feasting. Sooth, when I was young, Mark our contract. And handed love, as you do, I was wont
Mark your divorce, young sir, To load my she with knacks: I would have ransack'd
[ Discovering himself. The pedler's silken treasury, and have pour'd it
W bom son I dare not call; thou art too base To her acceptance ; you have let him go,
To be acknowledg'd: Thou a sceptre's heir, And nothing marted with him : if your lass
That thus affect'st a sheep-hook !--Thou old traitor, Interpretation should abuse; and call this
I am sorry, that, by hanging thee, I can but Your lack of love, or bounty : you were straited Shorten thy life one week. -And thou, fresh piece For a reply, at least, if you make a care
of excellent witchcraft; who, of force, must know Of happy holding her.
The royal fool thou cop'st with ;-
0, my heart ! She prizes not such trifles as these are :
Pol. I'll have thy beauty scratch'd with briars, The gifts, she looks from me, are pack'd and lock'd
and made Up in my heart; which I have given already, More homely than thy state. For thee, fond boy, But not deliver'd.-0, hear me breathe my life If I may ever know, thou dost but sigh, Before this ancient sir, who, it should seem,
That thou no more shalt see this knack, (as never Hath sometime lor'd: I take thy hand; this hand, I mean thou shalt,) we'll bar thee from succession ; As soft as dove's down, and as white as it;
Not hold thee of our blood, no not our kin, Or Ethiopian's tooth, or the fann'd snow,
Far than Deucalion off':--Mark thou my words ; That's bolted by the northern blasts twice o'er. Follow us to the court.-Thon churl, for this time, Pol. What follows this P
Though full of our displeasure, yet we free thee How prettily the young swain seems to wash From the dead blow of it.-And you, enchantmentThe hand, was fair before I have put you out:
Worthy enough a herdsman; yea, him too, But to your protestation ; let
That makes himself, but for our honour therein, What you profess.
Unworthy thee,- if ever, benceforth, thou
These rural latches to his entrance open,
Or hoop his body more with thy embraces, Flo.
And he, and more I will devise a death as eruel for thee, Than he, and men ; the earth, the heavens, and all : As thou art tender to't.
(Bxit. That,-- were I crown'd the most imperial monarch, Per.
Even here undone ! Thereof most worthy; were I the fairest youth I was not much afeard : for once, or twice, That ever made eyes swerve; bad force, and know I was about to speak ; and tell him plainly,
The sellsame sun, that shines npon his court, More than was ever man's,-- I would not prize them, Hides not his visage from our cottage, but Without her love : for her, employ them all Looks on alike.-Will't please you, sir, be gone! Commend them, and condemn them, to her service,
[To Florisel. Or to their own perdition,
I told you, what would come of this: 'Beseech you, Pol. Fairly offer'd.
of your own state take care: this dream of mine, Cam. This shows a sonnd affection.
Being now awake, I'll queen it no inch further, Shep.
But, my daughter, But milk my ewes, and weep. Say you the like to him?
Why, how now, father! Per. I cannot speak
Speak, ere thou diest. So well, nothing so well ; no, nor meau better :
I cannot speak, nor think, By the pattern of mine own thoughts I cut out Nor dare to know that which I know.-0, sir, The purity of his.
[To Florizel. Shep 'Take bands, a bargain;
You have undone a man of fourscore three, And, friends unknown, you shall bear witness to't : That thought to fill his grave in quiet; yea, I give my daughter to him, and will make
To die upon the bed father died, Her portion equal his.
To lie close by his honest bones: but now Plo. 0, that must be
Some hangman most put on my shroud, and lay me l'the virtue of your daughter : one being dead, Where no priest shovels in dust.- O cursed wretch! I shall have more than you can dream of yel;
(To Perdita. Enongh then for your wonder: But, come on, That knew'st this was the prince, and wouldst adContract us 'fore these witnesses.
To mingle faith with him.-Undone! undone ! And, after that, trust to thee.
Have you thought on To die when I desire.
[Exit. A place whereto you'll go ? Flo. Why look you so upon me! Flo.
Not any yet: I am but sorry, pot afeard ; delay',
But as the onthought-on accident is guilty
To what we wildly do ; so we profess
Of every wind that blows.
Then list to me: You know your father's temper : at this time This follows,---if you will not change your purpose, He will allow no speech, - which, I do guess, Bat upãergo this flight ;--Make for Sicilia You do not purpose to him ;--and as hardly
And there present yourself, and your fair princess, Will he end are your sight as yet, I fear :
(For so, I see, she must be,) 'fore Leontes ; Then, till the fury of his highness settle,
She shall be habited, as it becomes
The partner of your bed. Methinks, I see
Leontes, opening his free arms, and weeping,
His welcomes forth: asks thee, the son, forgiveness, Cam. Even he, my lord.
As 'twere i'the father's person : kisses the hands Per. How often have I told you, 'twould be thus? of your fresh princess : o'er and o'er divides bim How often said, my dignity would last
'Twixt his unkindness and his kindness: the one
He chides to hell, and bids the other grow, Flo.
It cannot fail, but by Faster than thought, or time. The violation of my faith ; And then
Worthy Camillo, Let nature crash the sides o'the earth together, What colour for my visitation shall I And mar the seeds within 1-Lift up thy looks : Hold up before him! From my snccession wipe me, father! i
Sent by the king your father, Am heir to my affection.
To greet him, and to give him comforts. Sir,
The manner of your bearing towards him, with
Things known betwixt us three, I'll write you down: If not, my senses, better pleas'd with madness, 'The which' shall point you forth at every sitting, Do bid it welcome.
What you must say; that he shall not perceive,
But that you have your father's bosom there,
I am bound to you: Not for Bohemia, nor the pomp that may
There is some sap in this. Be thereat glean'd; for all the sun sees, or
A course more promising The close earth
wombs, or the profound seas hide Than a wild dedication of yourselves In unknown fathoms, will I break my oath
To unpath'd waters, andream'd shores ; most certain, To this my fair belor'd: Therefore, I pray you. To miseries enough : no hope to help you; As you have e'er been my father's honour'd friend, But, as you shake off one, to take another : When he shall miss me, (as, in faith, I
mean not Nothing so certain as your anchors: who To see him any more,) cast your good counsels Do their best office, if they can but stay you Upon his passion ; Let myself and fortune
Where you'll be loath to be : Besides, yon know, Tog for the time to come. This you may know, Prosperity's the very bond of love; And so deliver,-I am put to sea
Whose fresh complexion and whose heart together With her, whom here I cannot hold on sbore; Affliction alters. And, most opportune to our need, I have
One of these is true :
I think, affliction may subdue the cheek,
Yea, say you so ! Concern me the reporting,
There shall not, at your father's house, these seven Сат. O, my lord, Be born another such.
Cyears, I would your spirit were easier for advice,
My good Camillo, Or stronger for your need.
She is as forward of her breeding, as Flo.
Hark, Perdita.-[Takes her aside. l' the rear of birth, I'll hear you by and by.
[To Camillo Cam.
I cannot say, 'tis pity
She lacks instructions ; for she seems a mistress Resolu'd for tlight: Now were I happy, if
To most that teach. His going I could frame to serve my turn;
Your pardon, sir, for this; Save him from danger, do himn love and honour ; I'll blush you thanks. Purchase the sight again of dear Sicilia,
My prettiest Perdita. And that unhappy king, my master, whom
But, 0, the thorns we stand upon !--Camillo, I so much thirst to see.
Preserver of my father, now of me; Flo.
Now, good Camillo, The medicine of our house !-how shall we do? I am so fraught with curious business, that
We are not furnish'd like Bohemia's son ; I leave out ceremony.
[Going. Nor shall appear in Sicily-Сат. Sir, I think,
My lord, You have beard of my poor services, i'the love Fear none of this: I think, you kúow, my fortunes That I have borne your father!
Do all lie there : it shall be so my care Flo.
To have you royally appointed, as if Have you desery'd: it is my father's music, The scene you play, were mine. For instance, sir, To speak your deeds ; pot little of his care
That you may know you shall not want,--one word. To have them recompens'd as thought on.
[They tak aside. Cam. Well, my lord,
Enter Autolycus. If you may please to think I love the king;
Aut. Ha, ha ! what a fool honesty is ! and trust, And, through him, what is nearest to him, which is his sworn brother, a very simple gentleman ! I have Your gracious self; embrace but my direction, sold all my trumpery; not a counterfeit stone, not a (If your more ponderous and settled project
riband, glass, pomander, brooch, table-book, ballad, May suffer alteration,) on mine honour
knife, tape, glove, shoe-tie, bracelet, horn-ring, to l'll point you where you shall have such receiving keep my pack from fasting they throng who should As shall become your highness; where you may bay first; as if my trinkets had been hallowed, and Enjoy your mistress ; (for the whom, I see,
brought a benediction to the buyer : by which There's no disjunction to be made, but by,
means, I saw whose purse was best in picture; and, As heavens forefend ! your ruin :) marry her: what I saw, to my good use, I remembered My And (with my best endeavours, in your absence,) clown (who wants but sometbing to be a reasonable Your discontenting father strive to qualify,
man,) grew so in love with the wenches' song, that And bring him up to liking.
he would not stir his pettitoes, till he had both tune Flo.
How, Camillo, and words; which so drew the rest of the herd to May this, almost a miracle, be done?
me, that all their other senses stuck in ears : you That I may call thee something more than man, might have pinched a placket, it was senseless;
'twas nothing, to geld a cod-piece of a purse; I would Clo. See, see; what a man von are now ! there is no bave filed keys off, that hung in chains : no hearing, other way, but to tell the king she's a changeling, no feeling, but ny sir's song, and admiring the and none of your flesh and blood. nothing of it. So that, in this time of lethargy, I Shep. Nay, but hear me. picked and cut most of their festival purses: and Clo. Nay, but hear me. had not the old man come in with a whoobub against Shep. Go to then. his daughter and the king's son, and scared my Clo: She being none of your Aesh and blood, your choughs from the chaff, I had not left a purse alive flesh and blood has not offended the king; and, so, in the whole army.
your flesh and blood is not to be punisbed by him. (Camillo, Florizel, and Perdita, come forward. Show those things you found about her ; those secret Cam. Nay, but my letters by this means being there things, all but what she has with her: This being So soon as you arrive, sball clear that doubt. done, let the law go whistle; I warrant you.
Flo. And those that you'll procure from king Leon Shep. I will tell the king all, every word, yea, and Cam. Shall satisfy your father.
[tes, his son's pranks too; wbo, I may say, is no honest Per
Happy be you! man neither to his father, nor to me, to go about to All, that you speak, shows fair.
make me the king's brother-in law. Cam.
Who have we here? Clo. Indeed, brother-in-law was the furthest off
(Seeing Autolycus. you could have been to him; and then your blood We'll make an instrument of this; omit
had been the dearer, by I know how much an ounce. Nothing may give us aid.
Aut. Very wisely ; puppies !
[ Aside. Aut. If they have overheard me now, t-why Shep, Well ; let us to the king; there is that in hanging
Aside this fardel, will make him scratch his beard. Cam. How now, good fellow? Why shakest thou Aut. I know not what impediment this complaint so! Fear not, man; here's no harm intended to thee. may be to the light of my master. Aut. I am a poor fellow, sir.
člo. 'Pray heartily he be at palace. Cam. Why, be so still; bere's nobody will steal Aut. Though I am not naturally itonest, I am so that from thee : Yet, for the outside of thy poverty, sometimes by chance :-Let me pocket ap my pedler's we must make an exchange : therefore, discase thee excrement:-[ Takes off his false beard.] How now, instantly, (thou must think there's necessity in't,) and rustics ? whither are you bound ! change garments with this gentleman : though the Shep. To the palace, au it like your worship. pennyworth, on his side, be the worst, yet hold thee, Aut. Your affairs there! wbat 1 with whom I the there's some boot.
condition of that fardel, the place of your dwelling, Aut. I am a poor fellow, sir :-I know ye well your names, your ages, of what having, breeding, and enough.
[ Aside. any thing that is fitting to be known, discover. Cam. Nay, pr'ythee, despatch : the gentleman is Clo. We are but plain fellows, sir. half flayed already.
Aut. A lie; you are rough and hairy: Let me Aut. Are you in earnest, sir!-I smell the trick of have no lying; it becomes none but tradesmen, and it.
(Aside. they often give us soldiers the lie : but we pay them Flo. Despatch, I pr'ythee.
for it with stamped coin, not stabbing steel; thereAut. Indeed, I have had earnest; but I cannot with fore they do not give us the lie. conscience take it.
Clo. Your worship had like to have given us one, Cam. Unbuckle, unbuckle.
if you had not taken yourself with the manner. [ Flo. and Aut. exchange Garments. Shep. Are you a coartier, an't like you, sir! Fortunate mistress,-let my prophecy
Aut. Whether it like me, or no, I am a courtier. Come home to you !--you must retire yourself Seest thou not the air of the court, in these en foldInto some covert: take your sweetheart's hat, ings ! hath not my gait in it the ineasure of the And pluck it o'er your brows : mufle your face ; court! receives not thy nose court-odour froin me? reDismantle you: and as you can, disliken
flect I not on thy baseness, court-contempt? Think'st The truth of your own seeming; that you may, thou, for that I insinuate, or toze from thee thy bu(For I do fear eyes over you,) to shipboard
siness, I am therefore no courtier ! I am courtier Get undescried.
cap-a-pee; and one that will either push on, or Per. I see the play so lies,
pluck back, thy business there : whereupon I comThat I mast bear a part.
mand thee to open thy affair. Cam. No remedy.
Shep. My business, sir, is to the king. Have you done there!
Aut. What ad vocate hast thon to him? Plo.
Should I now meet my father, Shep. I know not, an't like you. He would not call me son.
CloAdvocate's the court-word for a pheasant ; Nay, you shall have say, you have none. No hat :-Come, lady, come.-Farewell, my friend. Shep. None, sir; I have no pheasant, cock por hen. Aut. Adieu, sir.
Aut. How bless'd are we, that are not simple men ? Flo. O Perdita, wbat have we twain forgo!! Yet nature might have made me as these are, Pray you, a word.
[They converse apart. Therefore I'll not disdain. Cam. What I do nest, shall be, to tell the king. Clo. This cannot be but a great courtier.
[Aside. Shep. His garments are ricb, but he wears them of this escape, and whither they are bound;
not handsomely. Wherein my hope is, I shall so prevail,
Clo. He seems to be the more noble in being fanTo force him after : in whose company
tastical; a great man, I'll warrant; I know by the I shall review Sicilia ; for whose sight
picking on's teeth. I have a woman's longing.
Aut. The fardel there! what's i'the fardel? WhereFortune speed us !-- fore that box ! Thus we set on, Camillo, to the sea-side.
Shep. Sir, there lies sach seerets in this fardel, and Cam. The swifter speed, the better.
box, which none must know but the king; and which [Exeunt Flori zel, Perdita, and Camillo he shall know witbin this hour, if I may come to the Aut. I understand the business, I hear it: To have speech of him. an open ear, a quick eye, and a nimble hand, is neces. Aut. Age, thou hast lost thy labour. sary for a out-purre; a good nose is requisite also, to Shep. Why, sir? smell out work for the other senses. I see, this is Aut. The king is not at the palace; he is gone the time that the unjast man doth thrive. What an aboard a new ship to purge melancholy, and air himexchange had this been without boot? what a boot is self: For, if thou best capable of things serious, here, with this exchange! Sure the gods do this thou mast know, the king is full of grief. year connive at us, and we may do any thing extem Shep. So 'tis said, sir; about his son, that should pore. The prince himself is about a piece of iniquity; have married a shepherd's daughter. stealing away from his father, with his clog at his Aut. If that shepherd be not in hand-fast, let him heels: 'If I thought it were not a piece of honesty to Ay; the curses he shall have, the tortures he shall acquaint the king withal, I would du't: I hold it feel, will break the back of man, the heart of nonthe more knavery to conceal it: and therein am 1ster. constant to my profession.
Clo. Think you so, sir?
Aut. Not he alope shall suffer what wit can anake Aside, aside ;-here is more matter for a hot brain : heavy, and vengeance bitter ; but those that are gerEvery lane's end, every shop, church, session, hang- mane to him, though removed fifty times, shall all ing, yields a careful man work.
come ander the hangman : which though it be great