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I would your spirit were easier for advice,
Flo. Hark, Perdita.-
[To Camillo Cam. He's irremovable, Resolv'd for flight: now were I happy, if Ris going I could frame to serve my turn; Save him from danger, do him love and honour; Purchase the fight again of dear Sicilia, And that unhappy King, my master, whom I so much thirst to see.
Cam. Sir, I think,
Flo. Very nobly
Cam. Well, my Lord,
Flo. How, Camillo,
Cam. Have you thought on
A place whereto you'll go?
Flo. Not any yet :
Cam. Then lift to me :
fresh Princess ; o'er and o'er divides him, Twixt his unkindnefs, and his kindness: th' one He chides to hell, and bids the other
grow Fafter than thought or time.
Flo. Worthy Camillo,
before him? Cam. Sent by the King your
The manner of your bearing towards him, with
your father, shall deliver, Things known betwixt us three, I'll write you down; (28) The which shall point you forth at every fitting, What you must say; that he shall not perceive, But that you have your father's bosom there, And speak his very heart. (28) Things known betwixt us three I'll write you down,
The which shall point you fortb at ev'ry litting,
What you muß fay;-) Every fitting, methinks, gives but a very pooridea. Every fitting, as I have ventur'd to correct the text, means, ev'ry convenient opportunity; every juncture, when it is fit to speak of such, or such, a point. So, in the Ten.peft.
For 'tis a chronicle of day by day,
you, as from
Flo. I am bound to you: There is some sap in this.
Cam. A course more promising
Per. One of these is true :
Cam. Yea, say you so ? "There shall not at your father's house, these seven years, Be born another fuch.
Flo. My good Camillo,
Cam. I cannot say, 'tis pity
Per. Your pardon, Sir, for this :
Cam. My Lord,
fortunes Do all lie there: it shall be so my care To have you royally appointed, as if "The scene, you play, were mine. For instance, Sir, That you may know you hall not want; one word.
[They talk afide.
Enter Autolicus. Aut. Ha, ha, what a fool honesty is! and trust, his fworn brother, a very simple gentleman! I have sold: all my trumpery ; (29) not a counterfeit stone, not a ribbon, glass, pomander, browch, table. book, ballad, knife, tape, glove, hoe-tye, bracelet, horn-ring, to keep my pack from fasting : they throng who should buy firit, as if my trinkets had been hallowed, and brought a benediction to the buyer ; by which means, I saw whose purse was best in picture; and what I saw, to my good use, I remember'd. My good clown (who wants but fomething to be a reasonable man) grew fo in love with the wenches long, that he would not stir his pettitoes 'till he had both tune and words; which so dreiv the rest of the herd to me, that all their other fenses ftuck in ears; you might have pinch'd a placket, it was senseless; 'twas nothing to geld a codpiece of a purse; I would have filed keys off, that hung in chains: no hearing, no feeling, but my Sir's song, and ad miring the nothing of it. So that in this time of lethargy, I pick'd and cut most of their festival purses: and had not the old man come in with a whoo-bub against his. daughter and the King's fon, and scar'd my choughs from the chaff, I had not left a purse alive in the whole army. (Camillo, Florizel, and Perdita come forward.
Cam. Nay; but my letters by this means being there, So soon as you arrive, fall clear that doubt. ·
Fl. And those that you'll procure from King LeontesCam. Shall satisfy your father. Per. Happy be you! (29) Not a counterfeit stone, net a ribbon, &c. to keep my pack from fasining. ] But these wares, all together, would not keep the pack from faftning, unless they crouded it so, that it could not shut clofen. Tbe error is as old as the second folio edition, and from thence continued down. Mr. Pope, who pretends to have collated impressions, might have observ'd that the first folio has it, as I have corrected, fafting.' The metaphor is taken from those who have no provision left. His pack, as it would hold a great deal, might be call'd a devouring pack:. and being now emptied of all its food, it might figuratively be said to have nothing left to stay its stomach.
All that you speak shews fair.
Cam. Who have we here: [Seeing Autolicus.
Aut. I am a poor fellow, Sir.
Cam. Why, be so fill; here's nobody will steal that from thee; yet for the outside of thy property, we must make an exchange; therefore discafe thee instantly : (thou muft think, there's a necessity in't) and change garments with this gentleman: tho’the pennyworth, on his fide, be the worst, yet hold thee, there's some boot.
Aut. I am a poor fellow, Sir; (I know ye well enough.)
Cam. Nay, pr’ythee, dispatch: the gentleman is half flead already.
Aut. Are you in earnest, Sir ? (Ifmellthe trick on't.) -
Aut. Indeed, I have had earnest, but I cannot with conscience take it.
Cam. Unbuckle, unbuckle.
Per. I see, the play so lies,
Cam. No remedy Have you done there :
Flo. Should I now meet my father, He would not call me son.
Cam. Nay, you fhall have no hat : Come, Lady, come: farewel, my friend.