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As we are mock'd with art.4
I'll draw the curtain ;
O sweet Paulina, Make me to think so twenty years together ; No settled senses of the world can match The pleasure of that madness. Let't alone. Paul. I am sorry, sir, I have thus far stirr’d you :
but I could afflict
Do, Paulina; For this affliction has a taste as sweet As any cordial comfort.-Still, methinks, There is an air comes from her: What fine chiz
Good my lord, forbear:
Leon. No, not these twenty years,
So long could I
Either forbear, Quit presently the chapel ; or resolve you For more amazement : If you can behold it, I'll make the statue move indeed ; descend, And take you by the hand : but then you'll think, (Which I protest against,) I am assisted By wicked powers. Leon.
What you can make her do, I am content to look on: what to speak,
* As we are mock'd with art.] As, is used by our author here as in some other places, for “ as if.” With has the force of by.
I am content to hear; for 'tis as easy
It is requir’d,
[Musiek 'Tis time ; descend; be stone no more: approach; Strike all that look upon with marvel. Come; I'll fill your grave up: stir; nay, come away; Bequeath to death your numbness, for from him Dear life redeems you.--You perceive, she stirs ;
[HERMIONE comes down from the Pedestal. Start not: her actions shall be holy, as, You hear, my spell is lawful : do not shun her, Until you see her die again ; for then You kill her double; Nay, present your hand : When she was young, you woo'd her ; now, in
age, Is she become the suitor. Leon.
O, she's warm ! [Embracing her. If this be magick, let it be an art Lawful as eating Pol.
She embraces him. Cam. She hangs about his neck ; If she pertain to life, let her speak too. Pol. Ay, and mak’t manifest where she has
liv'd, Or, how stol'n from the dead; Paul.
That she is living, Were it but told you, should be hooted at Like an old tale ; but it appears, she lives, Though yet she speak not. Mark a little while. Please you to interpose, fair madam ; kneel, VOL, JII,
And pray your mother's blessing.–Turn, good lady: Our Perdita is found.
[Presenting PERDITA, who kneels to HERMIONE. Her.
You gods, look down,
There's time enough for that ;
O. peace, Paulina ; Thou should'st a husband take by my consent, As I by thine, a wife: this is a match, And made between's by vows, Thou hast found
mine; But how, is to be question'd : for I saw her, As I thought, dead; and have, in vain, said many A prayer upon her grave: I'll not seek far (For him, I partly know his mind,) to find thee An honourable husband : Come, Camillo, And take her by the hand : whose worth, and ho
nesty, s You precious winners all ;] You who by this discovery have gained what you desired, may join in festivity, in which I, who have lost what never can be recovered, can have no part.
your exultation Partake to every one. Partake here means participate.
Is richly noted ; and here justified
* This play, as Dr. Warburton justly observes, is, with all its absurdities, very entertaining. Ýhe character of Autolycus is naturally conceived, and strongly represented. Johnson.
END OF VOLUME THIRD.
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