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will either pash on, or pluck back thy business Aut. Well, give me the moiety:--Are you a there: whereupon I command thee to open thy party in this business? affair.

Cló. In some sort, sir : but though my case be a Shep. My business, sir, is to the king.

pitiful one, I hope I shall not be flayed out of it. Aut. What advocate hast thou to him 1 Aut. O, that's the case of the shepherd's son: Shep. I know not, an't like you.

-Hang him, he'll be made an example. Clo. Advocate's the court-word for a pheasant;. Clo. Comfort, good comfort: we must to the say you have none.

king, and show our strange sights; he must Skep. None, sir ; I have no pheasant, cock, know, 'tis none of your daughter nor'my sister; nor hen.

we are gone else. Sir, I will give you as much Aut. How bless'd are we, that are not simple as this old man does, when the business is permen!

formed; and remain, as he says, your pawn, Yet nature might have made me as these are, till it be brought you. T'herefore I'll not disdain.

Aut. I will trust you.

Walk before toward Clo. This cannot be but a great courtier. the sea-side; go on the right hand ; I will but Shep. His garments are rich, but he wears look upon the hedge, and follow you! them not handsomely.

Clo. We are blessed in this man, as I may say, Clo. He seems to be the more noble in being even blessed, fantastical ; a great man, I'll warrant; I know, Shep. Let's before, as he bids us; he was proby the picking on's teeth.

vided to do us good. Aut. The fardel there? what's i'the fardel ?

[Ereunt Shepherd and Clown. Wherefore that box?

Aut. If I had a mind to be honest, I see, forShep. Sir, there lies such secrets in this fardel, tune would not suffer me ; she drops booties

in and box, which none must know but the kingi my mouth. I am courted now with a double and which he shall know within this hour, if I occasion ; gold, and a means to do the prince may come to the speech of him.

my master good; which, who knows how that Aut. Age, thou hast lost thy labour.

may turn back to my advancement ? I will Shep. Why, sir ?

bring these two moles, these blind ones, aboard Aut. The king is not at the palace; he is gone him if he think it fit to shore them again, and aboard a new ship to purge melancholy and air that the complaint they have to the king conhimself: For, if thou best capable of things cerns him nothing, let him call me rogue, for serious, thou must know, the king is full of grief. being so far officious: for I am proof against Shep. So 'tis said, sir ; about his son, that that title, and what shame else belongs to't : should have married a shepherd's daughter. To him I will present them, there may be matAut. If that shepherd be not in hand-fast, letter in it

[Exit. him fly; the curses he shall have, the tortures he shall feel, will break the back of man, the heart

ACT V. of monster. Clo. Think you so, sir?

SCENE I. Sicilia. Aut. Not he alone shall suffer what wit can

A Room in the Palace of Leontes. make heavy, and vengeance bitter; but those that are germane to him, though removed fifty Enter Leontes, Cleomenes, Dion, Paulina, and times, shall all come under the hangman : which

others. though it be great pity, yet it is necessary. An Cleo. Sir, you have done enough, and hava old sheep-whistling rogue, a ram-tender, to offer perform'd to have his daughter come into grace! Some A saintlike sorrow : no fault could you make, say, he shall be stoned ; but that death is too Which you have not redeem'd; indeed, paid soft' for him, say I: Draw our throne into a down sheep-cole ! 'all deaths are too few, the sharpest More penitence, than done trespass : at the last, too easy.

Do, as the heavens have done; forget your evili Clo. Has the old man e'er a son, sir, do you with them, forgive yourself. hear, an't like you, sir ?

Leon.

Whilst I remem Aul. He has a son, who shall be flayed alive; Her and her virtues, I cannot forget then, 'nointed over with honey, set on the head My blemishes in them; and so still think of of a wasp's nest; then stand,' till he be three The wrong I did myself : which was so much, quarters and a dram dead: then recovered again that heirless it hath made my kingdom; and with aqua-vitæ, or some other hot infusion: then, Destroy'd the sweet'st companion that e'er man raw as he is, and in the hottest day prognostica- Bred bis hopes out of. tion proclaims, shall he be set against a brick Paul.

True, too true, my lord : wall, the sun looking with a southward eye upon If, one by one, you wedded all the world, him where he is to behold him, with fies blown Or, from the all that are, took something good, to death. But what talk we of these traitorly To make a perfect woman; she, you kill'd, rascals, whose miseries are to be smiled at their would be unparallel'd. offences being so capital ? Tell me (for you Leon.

I think so. Kill'd! seem to be honest plain men) what you have to She I kill'd? I did so : but thou strik'st me the king: being something gently considered, Sorely, to say I did; it is as bitter. I'L! bring you where he is aboard, tender your Upon thy tongue, as in my thought: Now, good Fersons to his presence, whisper him in your be

now, half; and, if it be in man, besides the king, to Say so but seldom. effect your suits, here is man shall do it.

Cíeo.

Not at all, good lady: Clo. He seems to be of great authority : close You might have spoken a thousand things tha with him, give him gold; and though authority would be a stubborn bear, yet he is oft led by the nose Have done the time more benefit, and grac'd with gold : show the inside of your purse to the Your kindness better. outside of his hand, and no more ado : Remem Paul.

You are one of those, ber, stoned, and flayed alive.

Would have him wed again. Shep. An't please you, sir, to undertake the

Dion.

If you would not so, business for us, here is that gold I have : I'll You pity not the state, nor the remembrance make it as much more; and leave this young of his most sovereign dame; consider little, man in pawn, till I bring it you.

What dangers, by his highness' fail of issue, Aut. After I have done what I promised ? May drop npon his kingdom, and devour Shep. Ay, sir.

Incertain lookers on. What were more holy

Than to rejoice, the former queen is well ? To your high presence.
What holier, than,- for royalty's repair, Leon.

What with him 7 he comes not
For present comfort and for future good, Like to his father's greatness : his approach,
To bless the bed of majesty again

So out of circumstance, and sudden, tells us, With a sweet fellow to't ?

'Tis not a visitation fram'd, but forc'd Paul.

There is none worthy, By need, and accident. What train ? Respecting her that's gone. Besides, the gods

Gent.

But few, Will have fulfill'd their secret purposes:

And those but mean. For has not the divine Apollo said,

Leon. His princess, say yon, with him ? Is't not the tenour of his oracle,

Gent. Ay; the most peerless piece of earth, 1 That king Leontes shall not have an heir,

think, Till his lost child be found ? which, that it shall, That e'er the sun shone bright on. Is all as monstrous to our human reason,

Paul.

O Hermione, As my Antigonus to break his grave,

As every present time doth boast itself And come again to me; who, on my life, Above a better, gone; so must thy grave Did perish with the infant. 'Tis your counsel, Give way to what's seep now. Sir, yon 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 equall'd; 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

ebb'd, Was like to be the best.

To say, you have seen a better.
Leon.
Good Paulina,-
Gent.

Pardon, madam : Who hast the memory of Hermione,

The one I have almost forgot; (your pardon) I know, in honour,-0, that ever I

The other, when she has obtain'd your eye, Had squar'd me to thy counsel !--then even now, Will have your tongue too. This is such a creaI might have look'd upon my queen's full eyes ; ture; Have taken treasure from her lips,

Would she begin a sect, might quench the zea] Paul.

And left them Of all professors else : make proselytes
More rich, for what they yielded.

Of who she but bid follow.
Leon.
Thou speak'st truth. Paul.

How? not women ? No more such wives; therefore, no wife: vlie Gent. Women will love her, that she is a woman worse,

More worth than any man; men, that she is And better us'd, would make her sainted spirit The rarest of all women. Again possess her corpse ; and, on this stage, Leon.

Go, Cleomenes ; (Where we offenders now appear,) soul-vex'd, Yourself, assisted with your honour'd friends, Begin, And why to me?

Bring them to our embracement.--Stillitis Paul. Had she such power,

strange, She had just cause.

[Exeunt Cleomenes, Lords, and Gentlemen. Leon. She had ; and would incense me He thus should steal upon us. To murder her I married.

Paul.

Had our prince Paul.

I should so :

(Jewel of children) seen this hour, he had pair'd Were I the ghost that walk'd, I'd bid you mark Well with this lord ; there was not full a month Her eye; and tell me, for what dull part in't Between their births. You chose her : then I'd shriek, that even your Leon. 'Pr'ythee, no more; thou know'st,

He dies to me again, when talk'd of: sure, Should rift to hear me; and the words that when I shall see this gentleman, thy speeches follow'd

Will bring me to consider that, which may Should be, Remember mine.

Unfurnish me of reason.-They are come Leon.

Stars, very stars,
And all eyes else dead coals:- fear thou no wife, Re-enter Cleomenes, with Florizel, Perdita, and

Attendants.
I'll have no wife, Paulina.
Paul.

Will you swear Your mother was most true to wedlock, prince;
Never to marry, but by my free leave? For she did print your royal father off,
Leon. Never, Paulina; so be bless'd my spirit! Conceiving you ; Were I but twenty-one,
Paul. Then, good my lords, bear witness to Your father's image is so hit in you,
his oath.

His very air, that I should call you brother, Cleo. You tempt him over-much.

As I did him: and speak of something, wildly Paul

Unless another, By us perform'd before. Most dearly welcome As like Hermione as is her picture,

And your fair princess, goddess !-0, alas! Affront his eye.

I lost a couple, that 'wixt heaven and earth Cleo. Good madam,

Might thus have stood, begetting wonder, as Paul.

I have done. You, gracions couple, do I and then I lost
Yet, if my lord will marry,-if you will, sir, (All mine own folly) the society,
No remedy, but you will; give me the office

Amity too, of your brave father, whom, To choose you a queen? She shall not be so Though bearing misery, I desire my life young

Once more to look upon. As was your former: but she shall be such, Flo.

By his command As, walk'd your first queen's ghost, it should Have I here touch'a Sicilia : and from him

Give you all greetings, that a king, at friend, To see her in your arms.

Can send his brother : ana, but infirmity Leon.

My true Paulina, (Which waits upon worn times) hath something We shall not marry, till thou bidd'st us.

seiz'd Paul.

That His wish'd ability, he had himself Shall be, when your first queen's again in breath; The lands and waters twixt your throne and his Never till then

Measur'd, to look upon you; whom he loves Enter a Gentleman.

(He bade me say so) more than all the sceptres,

And those that bear them, living, Gent. One that gives out himself prince Flo Leon.

O, my brother, rizel,

(Good gentleman !) the wrongs, 'I have done Son of Polixenes, with his princess, (she

thee, stir The fairest I have yet buheld,) desires access Afresh within me: and these thy offices

ears

take joy

sir,

8o rarely kind, are as interpreters,

Will come on very slowly: I am sorry,. Of my behind-hand slackness ! - Welcome hither, Most sorry, you have broken from his líking, As is the spring to the earth. And hath he too Where you were tied in duty; and as sorry, Expos'd this paragon to the fearful usage Your choice is not so rich in worth as beauty, (At least, ungentle) of the dreadful Neptune, That you might well enjoy her. to greet a man, not worth her pains; much less Flo.

Dear, look up The adventure of her person?

Though fortune, visibly an enemy, Flo.

Good my lord, Should chase us with iny father; power no jot She came from Libya.

Hath she, to change our loves.-Beseech you, Leon.

Where the warlike Smalus, That noble honour'd lord, is fear'd, and lov'd ? Remember since you ow'd no more to time Flo. Most royal sir, from thence; from him, Than I do now: with thought of such affections, whose daughter

Step forth mine advocate; at your request, His tears proclaim'd his, parting with her: My father will grant precious things as trifles. thence

Leon. Would he do so, I'd beg your precious (A prosperous south wind friendly) we have mistress, cross'd,

Which he counts but a trifle. To execute the charge my father gave me, Paul.

Sir, my liege, For visiting your highness: My best train Your eye hath too much youth in't: not a month I have from your Sicilian shores dismiss'd; 'Fore your queen died, she was more worth such Who for Bohemia bend, to signify

gazes Not only my success in Libya, sir,

Than what you look on now. But my arrival, and my wife's, in safety, Leon.

I thought of her, Here where we are.

Even in these looks I made.-But your petition Leon. The blessed gods

To Florizel. Purge all infection from our air, whilst you Is yet unanswer'd; I will to your father : Do climate here! You have a holy father, Your honour not o'erthrown by your desires, A graceful gentleman : against whose person, I am a friend to them, and you: upon which So sacred as it is, I have done sin :

errand For which the heavens, taking angry note, I now go toward him ; therefore, follow me, Have left me issueless ; 'and your father's bless'd And mark what way I make: Come, good my (As he from heaven merits ii) with you,

lord.

(Ereunt. Worthy his goodness. What might I have been; SCENE II. The same. Might I a son and daughter now have look'd on,

Before the Palace. Such goodly things as you ?

Enter Autolycus and a Gentleman.
Enter a Lord.

Aut. 'Beseech you, sir, were you present at Lord.

Most noble sir, this relation ? That, which I shall report, will bear no credit,

1 Gent. I was by at the opening of the fardel, Were not the proof so nigh. Please you, great heard the old shepherd deliver the manner how

he found it: whereupon, after a little amazed. Bohemia greets yon from himself, by me; ness, we were all commanded out of the chamDesires you to attach his son ; who has ber; only this, methonght I heard the shepherd (His dignity and duty both cast oft)

say, he found the child. Fled from his father, from his hopes, and with Aut. I would most gladly know the issue of it. A shepherd's daughter.

1 Gent. I make a broken delivery of the busiLeon.

Where's Bohemia ? speak.ness ;-But the changes I perceived in the king, Lord. Here in the eity; I now came from him. and Camillo, were very notes of admiration; I speak amazedly; and it becomes

they seemed almost, with staring on one another, My marvel, and my message. To your court to tear the cases of their eyes; there was speech Whiles he was has'tning, (in the chase, it seems, in their dumbness, language in their very gesOf this fair couple,) meets he on the way ture; they looked, as they had heard of a world The father of this seeming lady, and

ransomed, or one destroyed : A notable passion Her brother, having both their country quitted of wonder appeared in them: but the wisest With this young prince.

beholder, that knew no more but seeing, could Flo.

Camillo has betray'd me; not say, 'if the importance were joy, or sorrow : Whose honour, and whose honesty, till now but in the extremity of the one, it must needs be. Endur'd all weathers. Lord Lay't so to his charge ;

Enter another Gentleman. He's with the king your father.

Here comes a gentleman, that, happily, knows Leon

Who? Camillo ?

more : Lord. Camillo, sir ; I spake with him : who The news, Rogero ? now

Gent. Nothing but bonfires : The oracle is Has these poor men in question. Never saw I fulfilled; the king's danghter is found : such a Wretches so quake: they kneel, they kiss the deal of wonder is broken out within this hour, earth;

that ballad-makers cannot be able to express it. Forswear themselves as often as they speak; Bohemia stops his ears, and threatens them

Enter a third Gentleman. With divers deaths in death.

Here comes the lady Paulina's steward; he can Per.

O, my poor father deliver you more.-How goes it now, sir ? this The heaven sets spies upon us, will not have news, which is called true, is so like an old tale, Onr contract celebrated.

that the verity of it is in strong suspicion: Has Leon.

You are married ? the king found his heir ? Flo. We are not, sir, nor are we like to be ; 3 Geni. Most true; if ever truth were pregnant The stars, I see, will kiss the valleys first : by circumstance: that, which you hear, you'll The odds for high and low's alike.

swear you see, there is such unity in the proofs. Lcon.

My lord, The mantle of queen_Hermione :-her" jewel Is this the daughter of a king?

about the neck of it: The letters of Antigonas, Flo.

She is, found with it, which they know to be his chaWhen once she is my wife.

racter :-the majesty of the creature, in resemLeon. That once, I see, hy your good father's blance of the mother ;-the affection of noble speed,

ness, which nature shows above her breeding,

sir,

and many other evidences, proclaim her, with new grace will be born: onr absence makes 13
all certainty, to be the king's daughter. Did unthrifty to our knowledge. Let's along.
you see the meeting of the two kings?

[Ereunt Gentlemen. 2 Gent. No.

Aut. Now, had I not the dash of my former 3 Geni. Then have you lost a sight, which was life in me, would preferment drop on my head. to be seen, cannot be spoken of. There might I brought the old man and his son aboard the you have beheld one joy crown another; so, prince;

told him, I heard them talk of a fardel, and in such manner, that it seemed, sorrow wept and I know not what: but he at that time, to take leave of them ; for their joy waded in over-fond of the shepherd's daughter, (so he then tears. There was casting up of eyes, holding up took her to be,) who began to be much sea-sick, of hands; with countenance of such distraction, and himself little better, extremity of weather that they were to be known by garment, not by continuing, this mystery remained undiscovered. favour. Our king, being ready to leap out of But 'tis all one to me: for had I been the finder. himself for joy of his found daughter; as if that out of this secret, it would not have relished joy were now become a loss, cries, 0, thy mother! among my other discredits. ihy mother! then asks Bohemnia forgiveness; then embraces his son-in-law; then again worries he

Enter Shepherd and Clown. his daughter, with clipping her; now he thanks Here comes those I have done good to against the old shepherd, which stands by, like a wea. my, will, and already appearing in the blossoms never heard of such another encounter, which, Shep. Come, boy; I am past more children lames report to follow it, and undoes description but thy sons and daughter's will be all gentle to do it.

men born. 2 Gent. What, pray yon, became of Antigonus, Clo. You are well met, sir: Yon denied to that carried hence the child.

fight with me this other day, because I was no 3 Gent. Like an old tale still; which will have gentleman born: See you these clothes ? say, matter to rehearse, though credit be asleep, and you see them not, and think me still no gentle. not an ear open: He was torn to pieces with a man born: you were best say, these robes are bear; this avouches the shepherd's son; who not gentlemen born. Give me the lie; do; and has not only his innocence (which seems much) try whether I am not now a gentleman born. to justify him, but a handkerchief, and rings of Aul. I know you are now, sir, a gentleman his, that Panlina knows.

born. 1 Gent. What became of his bark, and his fol- Clo. Ay, and have been so any time these four lowers?

hours. 3 Gent. Wrecked, the same instant of their Shep. And so have I, boy. master's death; and in the view of the shepherd :|, Clo. So you have :-but I was a gentleman so that all the instruments, which aided to ex-born before my father: for the king's son took pose the child, were even then lost, when it was me by the hand, and called me, brother; and found. But, 0, the noble combat, that, 'twixt then the two kings called my father, brother; joy and sorrow, was fought in Paulina! She had and then the prince, my brother, and the prinone eye declined for the loss of her husband; cees, my sister, called my father, father; and another elevated that the oracle was fulfilled : She so we wept: and there was the first gentlemanlifted the princess from the earth; and so locks like tears that ever we shed. her in embracing, as if she would pin her to her Shep. We may live, son, to shed many more. heart, that she might no more be in danger of Clo. Ay; or else 'twere hard luck, being in so losing.

preposterous estate as we are. I Gent. The dignity of this act was worth the Aut. I humbly beseech you, sir, to pardon me audience of kings and princes; for by such was all the faults I have committed to your worship, it acted.

and to give me your good report to the prince my 3 Gent. One of the prettiest touches of all, and master. that which angled for mine eyes (caught the Shep. Pr’ythee, son, do; for we must be gentle, water, though not the fish) was, when at the now we are gentlemen. relation of the queen's death, with the manner Clo. Thou wilt amend thy life? how she came to it, (bravely confessed, and la

Aut. Ay, an it like your good worship. mented by the king.) how attentiveness wound Clo. Give me thy hand: I will swear to the ed his daughter: till, from one sign of dolour prince, thou art as honest a true fellow as any is to another, she did, with an nlas! I would fain in Bohemia. say, bleed tears; for, I am sure, my heart wept Shep. You may say it, but not swear it. blood. Who was most marble' there changed. Clo. Not swear it, now I am a gentleman? colour; some swooped, all sorrowed: if all the Let boors and franklins say it, I'll swear it world could have seen it, the wo had been Shep. How if it be false, son ? universal.

Clo: If it be ne'er so false, a true gentleman 1 Gent. Are they returned to the court? may swear it, in the behalf of his friend :- And 3 Gent. No: the princess, hearing of her mo- I'!l swear to the prince, thou art a tall fellow ther's statne, which is in the keeping of Pau- of thy hands, and that thou wilt not be drunk; lina,-a piece many years in doing, and now but I know, thou art no tall fellow of thy hands, newly performed by that rare Italian master, and that thou wilt be drunk; but I'll swear it Julio Romano ; who had he himself eternity, and I would, thou would'st be a tall fellow of and could put breath into his work, would be thy hands. guile nature of her custom, so perfectly he is Aut. I will prove so, sir, to my power her ape: he so near to Hermione hath done. Clo. Ay, by any means prove a tall fellow: 1 Hermione, that, they say, one would speak to I do not wonder, how thon darest venture to be her, and stand in hope of answer; thither with drunk, not being a tall fellow, trust me not all greediness of affection, are they gone; and Hark! the kings and the princes, our kindred, there they intend to sup.

are going to see the queen's picture. Come, fol. 2 Gent. I thought, she had some great matter low us: we'll be thy good masters. (Eseunt. there in hand; for she hath privately, twice or SCENE III. The same. A Room in Paulina's thrice a day, ever since the death of Hermione,

House. visited that removed house. Shall we thither, Enter Leontes, Polixenes, Florizel, Perdita, Caand with our company piece the rejoicing ?

millo, Paulina, Lords, and Attendants. I Gent. Who would be thence, that has the Leon. O grave and good Paulina, the great benefit of access? Verv wink of an eye some comfort

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That I have had of thee!

May think anon, it moves.
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, al-
You have paid home: but that you have vouch ready-
safd

What was he, that did make it?-See, my lord, With your crown'd brother, and these your con- Would you not cleem, it breath'd 1 and that tracted

those veins Heirs of your kingdome, my poor house to visit, Did verily bear blood ? It is a surplus of your grace, which never Pol.

Masterly done: My life may last to answer.

The very life seems warm upon her lip.. Leon.

O Paulina, 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 queen: your gallery Paul

I'll draw the curtain; Have we pass'd through, not without much My lord's almost so far transported, that content

He'll think anon, it lives. In many singalarities; but we saw not

Leon.

O sweet Paulina, That which my daughter came to look upon, Make me to think so twenty years together; The statue of her mother.

No settled senses of the world can match Paul.

As she liv'd peerless, The pleasure of that madness. Let't alone. So ber dead likeness, I do well believe,

Paul. I am sorry, sir, I have thus far stirr'd Excels whatever yet you look'd upon,

you: but Or hand of man hath done; therefore I keep it I could afflict you further. Lonely, apart : But here it is: prepare

Leon.

Do, Paulina: To see the life as lively mock'd, as ever

For this affliction has a taste as sweet Still sleep mock'd death: behold; and say, 'tis As any cordial comfort. --Still, methinks, well

There is an air comes from her: What fine chisel

Could ever yet cut breath? Let no man mock me, [Paulina undraws a Curtain, and discovers a For I will kiss her. Statue.

Paul.

Good my lord, forbear: I like your silence, it the more shows off The ruddiness upon her lip is wet; Your wonder: But yet speak ;-first, you, my You'll mar it, if you kiss it; stain your own liege,

With oily painting: Shall I draw the curtain ? Comes it not something near ?

Leon. No, not these twenty years.
Leon.
Her natural posture !
Per.

So long could I Chide me, dear stone; that I may say, indeed, Stand by, a looker on. 'Thou art Herinione: or, rather, thou art she, Paul.

Either forbear, In thy not chiding; for she was as tender Quit presently the chapel; or resolve you As infancy and grace-But yet, Paulina, For more amazement: If you can behold it, Hermione was not so much wrinkled, nothing I'll make the statue move indeed ; descend, So aged, as this seems.

And take you by the hand; but then you'll Pol. 0, not by much.

think Paul. So much the more our carver's excel. (Which I protest against,) I am assisted lence;

By wicked

powers. Which lets go by some sixteen years, and makes Leon.

What you can make her do, her

I am content to look on: what to speak, As she liv'd now.

I am content to hear; for 'tis as easy Leon.

As now she might have done, To make her speak as move. Bo much to my good comfort, as it is

Paul.

It is requir'd,
Now piercing to my soul. O, thus she stood, You do awake your faith: Then all stand still;
Even with such life of majesty, (warm life, Or those, that think it is unlawful business
As now it coldly stands.) when first I woo'd her! I am about, let them depart.
I am asham'd: Does not the stone rebuke me, Leon.

Proceed;
For being more stone than it ?- royal piece, No foot shall stir.
There's magic in thy majesty ; which has Paul.

Musick; awake her: strike. My evils conjur'd to remembrance; and

[ Musick. From thy admiring daughter took the spirits, 'Tis time; descend; he stone no more: approach, Standing like stone with thee!

Strike all that look upon with marvel. Come: Per.

And give me leave; I'll fill your grave up: stir; nay, come away And do not say, 'lis superstition, that

Bequeath to death your mumbness, for from him I kneel, and then implore her blessing.-Lady, Dear life redeems yon-You perceive, she stirs : Dear queen, that ended when I but began,

[Hermione comes dorn from the Pedestal. Give me that hand of yours, to kiss.

Start not: her actions shall be holy, as, Paul.

0, patience; You hear, my spell is lawful: do not shun her, The statue is but newly fix'd, the colour's Until you see her die again; for then Not dry.

You kill her double: Nay, present your hand: Cam. My lord, your sorrow was too sore laid on; When she was young, you woo'd her; now, in Which sixteen winters cannot blow away,

age, So many summers dry: scarce any joy

Is she become the suitor. Did ever so long live; no sorrow,

Leon O, she's warm! (Embracing her. But kill'd itself much sooner.

If this be magick, let it be an art Pol. .

Dear my brother, Lawful as eating. Let him, that was the cause of this, have power

Pol

She embraces him.
To take off so much grief from you, as he Cam. She hangs about his neck;
Will piece up in himself.

If she pertain to life, let her speak too.
Paul

Indeed, my lord, Pol. Ay, and make't manifest where she has If I had thonght the sight of my poor image

liv'd, Would thus have wrought you, (for the stone is Or, how stol'n from the dead? mine,)

Paul

That she is living, I'd not have show'd it.

Were it but told yon, should be hooted at Leon.

Do not draw the cutain. Like an old tale; but it appears, she lives, Paul. No longer shall you gaze on't; lest your Though yet she speak not Mark a little while. fancy

Please you to interpose, fair madam; kneel,

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