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My fortunes to your service, which are here
I do believe thee ; I saw his heart in his face. Give me thy hand ; Be pilot to me, and thy places shall Still neighbour mine : My ships are ready, and My people did expect my hence departure Two days ago.—This jealousy Is for a precious creature: as she's rare, Must it be great; and, as his person's mighty, Must it be violent: and as he does conceive He is dishonour'd by a man which ever Profess’d to him, why, his revenges must In that be made more bitter. Fear o'ershades me : Good expedition be my friend, and comfort The gracious queen, part of his theme, but nothing Of his ill-ta'en suspicion! Come, Camillo ; I will respect thee as a father; if Thou bear'st my life off hence: Let us avoid.
Cam. It is in mine authority, to command The keys of all the posterns : Please your highness To take the urgent hour: come, sir, away.
SCENE I. The same.
Enter HERMIONE, MAMillius, and Ladies. Her. Take the boy to you: he so troubles me, 'Tis past enduring: 1 Lady.
Come, my gracious lord.
No, I'll none of
you. i Lady. Why, my sweet lord ?
Mam. You'll kiss me hard ; and speak to me as if I were a baby still.--I love
better. 2 Lady. And why so, my good lord ? Mam.
Not for because Your brows are blacker; yet black brows, they say, Become some women best; so that there be not Too much hair there, but in a semi-circle, Or half-moon made with a pen. 2 Lady.
Who taught you this ? Mam. I learn'd it out of women's faces.--Pray
What colour are your eye-brows? 1 Lady.
Blue, my lord. Mam. Nay, that's a mock : I have seen a lady's
That has been blue, but not her eye-brows.
2 Lady. The queen, your mother, rounds apace: we shall Present our services to a fine new prince, One of these days; and then you'd wanton with us, If we would have you. 1 Lady.
She is spread of late Into a goodly bulk: Good time encounter her!
Her. What wisdom stirs amongst you ? Come,
Merry, or sad, shall't be ?
A sad tale's best for winter:
Let's have that, sir. Come on, sit down :-Come on, and do
best To fright me with your sprites : you're powerful
Mam. There was a man,-
Nay, come, sit down; then on. Mam. Dwelt by a church-yard ;-I will tell it
softly; Yon crickets shall not hear it. Her.
Come on then, And give't me in mine ear.
Enter LEONTES, ANTIGONUS, Lords, and Others. Leon. Was he met there? his traini Camillo
with him? i Lord. Behind the tuft of pines I met them;
Saw I men scour so on their way: I ey'd them
How bless'd am I
· In my just censure? in my true opinion ?] Censure, in the time of our author, was generally used (as in this instance) for judgment, opinion.
3 Alack, for lesser knowledge ! ] That is, O that my knowledge were less.
A spider steep'd,' and one may drink; depart,
trick For them to play at will :-How came the posterns So easily open?
1 Lord. By his great authority ;
I know't too well.
What is this ? sport?
about her ;
But I'd say, he had not,
4 A spider steep’d,] Spiders were esteemed venomous.
hefts :) lefts are heavings, what is heaved up. 6 He has discover'd my design, and I
Remain a pinch'd thing ;] The sense, I think, is, He hath now discovered my design, and I am treated as a mere child's baby, a thing pinched out of clouts, a puppet for them to move and actuate as they please. Heath.
And, I'll be sworn, you would believe my saying, Howe'er
lean to the nayward. Leon.
You, my lords, Look on her, mark her well ; be but about To
say, she is a goodly lady, and The justice of your hearts will thereto add, 'Tis pity she's not honest, honourable : Praise her but for this her without-door form, (Which, on my faith, deserves high speech,) and
does ; for calumny will sear?
Should a villain say so,
You have mistook, my lady,
- ) i. e. will stigmatize or brand as infamous. • A federary -] i.e. confederate.