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PERSONS REPRESENTED.

LEONTES, King of Sicilia.
MAMILLIUS, his Son.
CAMILLO,
ANTIGONUS,
CLEOMENES,

Sicilian Lords.
DION,
Another Sicilian Lord.
Rogero, a Sicilian Gentleman.
An Attendant on the young Prince Mamülius.
Oficers of a Court of Judicature,
POLIXENES, King of Bohemia.
FLORIZEL, his Son.
ARCHIDAMUS, a Bohemian Lord.
A Mariner.
Gaoler.
An old Shepherd, reputed Father of Perdita.
Clown, his Son.
Servant to the old Shepherd.
AUTOLYCUS, a Rogue.
TIME, as Chorus.
HERMIONE, Queen to Leontes.
PERDITA, Daughter to Leontes and Hermione.
PAULINA, Wife to Antigonus.
EMILIA, a ,

Two other Ladies, }attending the Queen.
Mopsa, 2
DORSAS, } Shepherdesses

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Lords, Ladies, and Attendants ; Satyrs for a
Dance ; Shepherds, Shepherdesses, Guards, &c.
SOENE, -Sometimes in Sicilia, sometimes in

Bohemia,

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LEONTES, King of Sicilia.
MAMILLIUS, his Son.
CAMILLO, :
ANTIGONUS,
CLEOMENES,

Sicilian Lords.
Another Sicilian Lord.
ROGERO, a Sicilian Gentleman.
An Attendant on the young Prince Mamüllius.
Oficers of a Court of Judicature.
POLIXENES, King of Bohemia.
FLORIZEL, his Son.
ARCHIDAMUS, a Bohemian Lord.
A Mariner,
Gaoler.
An old Shepherd, reputed Father of Perdila.
Cloun, his Son.
Servant to the old Shepherd.
AUTOLYCUS, a Rogue.
TIME, as Chorus
HERMIONE, Queen to Leontes.
PERDITA, Daughter to Leontes and Hermione
PAULINA, Wife to Antigonus.
EMILIA, a Lady; }attending the Queen.

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MOPSA, ? Shepherdesses,
DORCAS, S
Lords, Ladies, and Attendants; Satyrs foro
Dance; Shepherds, Shepherdesses, Guards, &c.
SOENB, -Sometimes in Sicilia, sometimes in

Bohemia.

WINTER'S TALE.

ACT I.
SCENE 1.- Sicilia. An Ante-chamber in Lcontes

Palace. Enter CAMILLO and ARCHIDAMUS. Arch. If you shall chance, Camillo, to visit Bohemia on the like occasion wherein my services are now on foot, you shall see, as I have said, great difference

our Cam. I think, this coming summer, the king of Sicilia means to pay Bohemia the visitation which he justly owes him.

Arch. Wherein our entertainment shall shame up, we will be justified in our loves : for, indeed,

Cam. 'Beseech you, Arch. Verily, I speak it in the freedom of my knowledge: we cannot with such magnificence in 50 rare I know not what to say,--We will give you sleepy drinks; that your senses, unintelligent of

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insufficience, may, though they cannot praise us, as little accuse us.

Cam. You pay a great deal too dear for what's given freely.

Arch. Believe me, I speak as my understanding instructs me, and as mine honesty puts it to utterance.

Cam. Sicília cannot shew himself over kind to Bohemia. They were trained together in their childhoods; and there rooted betwixt them then such an affection, which cannot choose but branch now. Since their more mature dignities, and royal necessities, made separation of their society, their encounters, though not personal, have been royally attornied, with interchange of gifts, letters, loving embassies; that they have seemed to be together, though absent; shook hands, as over a rast; and embraced, as it were, from the ends of opposed winds. The heavens continue their loves!

Arch. I think, there is not in the world either malice or matter to alter it. You have an unspenkable comfort of your young prince Mamillius; it is a gensleman of the greatest promise that ever came into my note.

Cam. I very well agree with you in the hopes of him: It is a gallant child; one that, indeedt, physics the subject, makes old hearts fresh: thes, that went on cratches ere he was born, desire yet their life, to see him a man. Arch. Would they else be content to die?

Cam. Yes; If there were no other excuse, why they should desire to live.

Arch. If the king had no son, they would desire to live on crutches, till he had one.

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SCENE Il. The same. A Room of state in the

Palace.

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Enter LEONTES, POLIXENES, HERMIONE,

MAMILLIUS, CAMILLO, and Attendants.
Pol. Nine changes of the watrs star have been
The shepherd's note, since we have left our throne
Without a burden: time as long again
Would be fill'd up, my brother, with our thanks;
And yet we should, for perpetuity,
Go hence in debt. And therefore, like a cipher,
Yet standing in rich place, I multiply,
With one we thank you, many thousands more,
That go before it.

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Scene 2.

WINTER'S TALE.

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WINTER'S TALE. Ad I. insufficience, may, though they cannot praise us, a little accuse us.

Cam. You pay a great deal too dear for what's giren freely,

Arch. Believe me, I speak as my understanding instructs me, and as mine honesty puts it to utterance.

Cam. Sicilia cannot shew himself orer kind to Bohemia. They were trained together in their childhoods; and there rooted betwixt them then such an affection, which cannot choose but branch now. Since their more mature dignities, and royal necessities, made separation of their society, their encounters, though not personal, have been royally attornied, with interchange of gifts, letters, loving embassies; that they have seemed to be together, though absent; shook hands, as over a rast; and embraced, as it were, from the ends of opposed winds. The hearesi continue their lores!

Arch. I think, there is not in the world either malice or matter to alter it. You have an unspeakable comfort of your young prince Mamillius; it is a gentleman of the greatest promise that ever came into my note.

Cam. I very well agree with you in the hopes of him: It is a gallant child; one that, indeed, physics the subject, makes old hearts fresh: ther, that went on crutches ere he was born, desire yet their life, to see him a man.

Arch. Would they else be content to die?

Cam. Yes; if there were no other excuse, why they should desire to live.

Arch. If the king had no son, they would desire to live on crutches, till he had one.

Lcon.

Stay your thanks awhile;
And pay them, when you part.
Pol.

Sir, that's morrow.
I am question'd by my fears, of what may chance,
Or breed upon our absence: That may blow
No sneaping winds at home, to make us say,
This is put forth too truly i Besides, I have stay'd
To tire your royalty,
Leon.

We are tougher, brother,
Than you can put us to't.
Pol.

No longer stay.
Leon. One seven-night longer.
Pol.

Very sooth, to-morrow.
Leon. We'll part the time between 's then: and in
l'll no gainsaying.
Pol.

Press me not, 'beseech you, 50 ;
There is no tongue, that moves, none, none i' the world,
So soon as yours, could win me: so it should now,
Were there necessity in your request, although
"Twere needful I denied it. My affairs
Do even drag me homeward:

which to hinder
Were, in your love, a whip to me; my stay
To you a charge and trouble: to save both,
Farewell, our brother.

Leon. Tongue-tied, our queen ? speak you.

Her. I had thought, sir, to have held my peace until
You had drawn oaths from him, not to stay. You, sir,
Charge him too coldly : Tell him, you are sure,
All in Bohemia's well: this satisfaction
The by-gone day proclaim'd; say this to him,
He's beat from his best ward.
Leon.

Well said, Hermione.
Her. To tell, he longs to see his son, were strong:
But let him say so then, and let him go;
But let him swear so, and he shall not stay,
We'll thwack him hence with distaffs.-
Yet of your royal presence (to Polixenes) 1'11 adventure
The borrow of a week. When at Bohemia
You take my lord, I'll give him my commission,
To let him there a month, behind ihe gest
Prefix'd for 's parting: yet,

good deed, Leontes,
I love thee not a jar o'the clock behind
What lady she her lord. --You'll

Pol.
Her. Nay, but you will ?
Pol,
Her. Verils!

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SCENE II. - The same. A Room of state in the

Palace.
Enter LEONTES, POLIXENES, HERMIONE,

NAMILLIUS, CAMILLO, and Attendants.
Pol. Nine changes of the wat'rs star have been
The shepherd's note, since we have left our throne
Without a burden: time as long again
Would be fill'd up, my brother, with our thanks;
And yet we should, for perpetuity,
Go hence in debt. And therefore, like a cipher,
Yet standing in rich place, I multiply,
With one to thank you, many thousands more,
That go before it.

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You put me off with limber vows: But 1,
Though you would seek to unsphere the stars with oaths,
Should yet say, Sir, no going. Verily,
You shall not go; a lady's Ferily is
As potent as a lord's. Will you go yet?
Force me to keep you as a prisoner,
Not like a guest; so you shall pay your fees,
When you depart, and save your thanks. How fay

you?
My prisoner ? or my guest ? by your dread verils,
One of them you shall be.
Pol.

Your guest then, madam!
To be your prisoner, should import offending;
Which is for me less easy to commit,
Than you to punish,
Her.

Not your gaoler then,
But your kind hostess. Come, I'll question you
Of my lord's tricks, and yours, when you were boys;
You were pretty lordlings then.
Pol.

We were, fair queen,
Two lads, that thought there was no more behind,
But such a day to-morrow as to-day,
And to be boy eternal.

Hler. Was not my lord the verier wag o' the two!
Pol. We were as twinn'd lambs, that did frisk

i' the sun,
And bleat the one at the other: What we changed,
Was innocence for innocence; we knew not
The doctrine of ill.doing, no, nor dream'd
That any did: Had we pursued that life,
And our weak spirits ne'er been higher rear'd
With stronger bloo), we should have angwer'd Heaven
Boldly, Not guilty; the insposition clear'd,
Hereditary ours.
Her.

By this we gather,
You have tripp'd since.
Pol.

O my most sacred lady,
Temptations have since then been born to us;

for
In those unfledged days was my wife a girl;
Your precious self had not then cross'd the eyes
of my young play-fellow.
Her.

Grace to boot !
of this make no conclusion; lest you say,
Your queen and I are devils: Yet, go on ;
The offences we have made you do, we'll answer ;
If you first sinn'd with us, and that with us
You did continue fault, and that you slipp'd nof.
With any but with us.

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