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Hold your peaces. 1 Lord.
Good my lord, Ant. It is for you we speak, not for ourselves: You are abus'd, and by some putter-on, That will be damn'd fort; 'would I knew the vil
Cease; no more.
If it be so,
putter-on,] i. e. one who instigates.
land-damn him:] Mr. Steevens, after giving various opinions on this expression, says, After all these aukward struggles to obtain a meaning, we might, I think, not unsafely read
“I'd laudanum him,-
I see't and feelt,
The instruments that feel.] Some stage direction seems necessary in this place; but what that direction should be, it is not easy to decide. Sir T. Hanmer gives–Laying hold of his arm; Dr. Johnson-striking his brows. Mr. Henley thinks that Leontes, perhaps, touches the forehead of Antigonus with his fore and middle fingers forked in imitation of a Snail's Horns; for these, or imaginary horns of his own like them, are the instruments that feel, to which he alluded.
Of the whole dungy earth.
What ! lack I credit ?
Why, what need we
And I wish, my liege,
How could that be?
ing : Yet, for a greater confirmation, (For, in an act of this importance, 'twere Most piteous to be wild,) I have despatch'd in post, To sacred Delphos, to Apollo's temple, Cleomenes and Dion, whom you
know Of stuff’d sufficiency:? Now, from the oracle
nought for approbation,] Approbation is put for proof. stuff d sufficiency:] i. e. of abilities more than enough.
They will bring all; whose spiritual counsel had, Shall stop, or spur me.
Have I done well? i Lord. Well done, my lord. Leon. Though I am satisfied, and need no
Than what I know, yet shall the oracle
to the truth: So have we thought it good, From our free person she should be confin'd; Lest that the treachery of the two, fled hence, Be left her to perform. Come, follow us; We are to speak in publick: for this business Will raise us all.
Ant. [ Aside.] To laughter, as I take it, If the good truth were known.
The outer Room of a Prison.
Enter PAULINA and Attendants. Paul. The keeper of the prison,-call to him;
[Exit an Attendant. Let him have knowledge who I am.—Good lady! No court in Europe is too good for thee, What dost thou then in prison?-Now, good sir,
Re-enter Attendant, with the Keeper.
For a worthy lady,
Pray you then,
Keep. I may not, madam; to the contrary
I have express commandment.
Keep. So please you, madam, to put
pray now, call her. Withdraw yourselves.
[Exeunt Attend. Keep.
And, madam, I must be present at your conference.
Paul. Well, be it so, pr’ythee. [Exit Keeper. Here's such ado to make no stain a stain, As passes colouring,
Re-enter Keeper, with Emilia.
Emil. As well as one so great, and so forlorn,
Paul. A boy?
A daughter; and a goodly babe,
I dare be sworn: These dangerous unsafe lunes o' the king !8 beshrew
. These dangerous unsafe lunes o' the king! I have no where, but in our author, observed this word adopted in our tongue, to signify frenzy, lunacy. But it is a mode of expression with the French.-Il y a de la lune: (i. e. he has got the moon in his head; he is frantick.) Cotgrave. “ Lune, folie. Les femmes ont des lunes dans la tete. Richelct." THEOBALD.
He must be told on't, and he shall: the office
Most worthy madam, Your honour, and your goodness, is so evident, That
your free undertaking cannot miss A thriving issue; there is no lady living, So meet for this great errand: Please your ladyship To visit the next room, I'll presently Acquaint the queen of your most noble offer ; Who, but to-day, hammer'd of this design; But durst not tempt a minister of honour, Lest she should be denied. Paul.
Tell her, Emilia, I'll use that tongue I have: if wit flow from it, As boldness from my bosom, let it not be doubted I shall do good. Emil.
blest for it! I'll to the queen: Please you, come something
Keep. Madam, if't please the queen to send the
Paul. You need not fear it, sir: