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When I shall see this gentleman, thy speeches
Re-enter CLEOMENES, with FLORIZEL, PERDITA,
life Once more to look upon.
By his command Have I here touch'd Sicilia: and from him Give you all greetings, that a king, at friend,' Can send his brother: and, but infirmity (Which waits upon worn times,) hath something
seiz'd His wish'd ability, he had himself The lands and waters 'twixt your throne and his Measur'd, to look upon you; whom he loves (He bade me say so,) more than all the scepters, And those that bear them, living. Leon.
O, my brother,
that a king, at friend,] At friend, perhaps means, at friendship
(Good gentleman!) the wrongs I have done thee,
Good my lord,
Where the warlike Smalus,
cross'd, To execute the charge my
The blessed gods
Enter a Lord.
Most noble sir, That, which I shall report, will bear no credit, Were not the proof so nigh. Please you, great sir, Bohemia greets you from himself, by me: Desires you to attach his son; who has (His dignity and duty both cast off,) Fled from his father, from his hopes, and with A shepherd's daughter. Leon.
Where's Bohemia ? speak. Lord. Here in the city; I now came from him: I speak amazedly; and it becomes My marvel, and my message. To your court Whiles he was hast’ning, (in the chase, it seems, Of this fair couple,) meets he on the way The father of this seeming lady, and Her brother, having both their country quitted With this young prince. Flo.
Camillo has betray'd me;
Lay't so, to his charge;
O, my poor father!The heaven sets spies upon us, will not have Our contract celebrated. Leon.
You are married ?
Flo. We are not, sir, nor are we like to be;
wife. Leon. That once, I see, by your good father's
up: Though fortune, visible an enemy, Should chase us, with my father; power no jot Hath she, to change our loves.—'Beseech you, sir, Remember since you ow'd no more to time 3 Than I do now: with thought of such affections, Step forth mine advocate; at your request, My father will grant precious things, as trifles. Leon. Would he do so, I'd beg your precious
mistress, Which he counts but a trifle. Paul.
Sir, my liege, Your eye hath too much youth in't: not a month 'Fore your queen died, she was more worth such
gazes Than what
I thought of her, Even in these looks I made.-But your petition
• The odds for high and low's alike.] A quibble upon the false dice so called. Remember since
ow'd no more to time, &c.] Recollect the period when you were of my age.
Is yet unanswer'd: I will to your father;
which errand I now go toward him; therefore, follow me, And mark what way I make: Come, good my lord.
The same. Before the Palace.
Enter AutoLycus and a Gentleman. Aut. 'Beseech you, sir, were you present at this relation?
1 Gent. I was by at the opening of the fardel, heard the old shepherd deliver the manner how he found it: whereupon, after a little amazedness, we were all commanded out of the chamber; only this, methought I heard the shepherd say, he found the child.
Aut. I would most gladly know the issue of it.
i Gent. I make a broken delivery of the business;—But the changes I perceived in the king, and Camillo, were very notes of admiration: they seemed almost, with staring on one another, to tear the cases of their eyes; there was speech in their dumbness, language in their very gesture; they looked, as they had heard of a world ransomed, or one destroyed: A notable passion of wonder appeared in them: but the wisest beholder, that knew no more but seeing, could not say, if the importance were joy, or sorrow :* but in the extremity of the one, it must needs be.
- if the importance were joy, or sorrow:] Importance here means, the thing imported.