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I am sorry fort;
' All faults I make, when I shall come to know them, I do repent: Alas, I have show'd too much The rashness of a woman : he is touch'd To the noble heart.-What's gone, and what's past
help, Should be past grief: Do not receive affliction At my petition, I beseech you ; rather Let me be punish'd, that have minded you Of what you should forget. Now, good my liege, Sir, royal sir, forgive a foolish woman: The love I bore your queen,-lo, fool, again! I'll speak of her no more, nor of your children ; I'll not remember you of
Thou didst speak but well,
? I am sorry for't ;] This is another instance of the sudden changes incident to vehement and ungovernable minds.
Bohemia. A desert Country near the Sea. Enter ANTIGONUS, with the Child; and a Mariner.
Ant. Thou art perfect then,' our ship hath
The deserts of Bohemia ?
Ay, my lord; and fear
not Too far i'the land : 'tis like to be loud weather ; Besides, this place is famous for the creatures Of prey,
that keep upon't. Ant.
Go thou away :
I am glad at heart
Come, poor babe
: I have heard, (but not believ’d,) the spirits of the
* Thou art perfect then,] Perfect is often used for certain, well Assured, or well informed, by almost all our ancient writers.
So fill'd, and so becoming: in pure white robes,
[Laying down the Child. There lie ; and there thy character :: there these ;
[Laying down a Bundle. Which may, if fortune please, both breed thee,
pretty, And still rest thine. The storm begins :-Poor
wretch, That, for thy mother's fault, art thus expos’d To loss, and what may follow 1-Weep I cannot,
i_thy character :) thy description; i.e. the writing afterwards discovered with Perdita.
But my heart bleeds: and most accurs d am I,
[Exit, pursued by a Bear. Enter an old Shepherd. Shep. I would, there were no age between ten and three-and-twenty ; or that youth would sleep out the rest: for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting.--Hark you now Would any but these boiled brains of nineteen, and two-and-twenty, hunt this weather? They have scared away two of my best sheep; which, I fear, the wolf will sooner find, than the master; if any where I have them, 'tis by the sea-side, browzing on ivy. Good luck, an't be thy will ! what have we here? [Taking up the Child.] Mercy on's, a barne ; a very pretty barne! A boy, or a child, I wonder ? A pretty one; a very pretty one: Sure, some scape: though I am not bookish, yet I can read waiting-gentlewoman in the scape. This has been some stair-work, şome trunk-work, some behind-door-work : they were warmer that got this, than the poor thing is here. I'll take it up for pity: yet I'll tarry till my son come; he hollaed but even now. Whoa, ho hoa !
3 —A boy or a child,] I am told, that in some of our inland counties, a female infant, in contradistinction to a male one, is still termed, among the peasantry,_a child. STEEVENS.