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She is spread of late Into a goodly bulk: Good time encounter her!
Her. What wisdom stirs amongst you? Come, sir,
I am for you again : Pray you, sit by us,
Merry, or sad, shall’t be?
A sad tale's best for winter :
Let's have that, sir, Come on, sit down:--Come on, and do
best To fright me with your sprites: you're powerful
Mam. There was a man,-
Nay, come, sit down; then on. Mam: Dwelt by a church-yard; -- I will tell it
softly; Yon crickets shall not hear it. Her.
Come on then, And give't me in mine ear. Enter LEONTES, ANTIGONUS, Lords, and Others. Leon. Was he met there? his train? Camillo with
him? 1 Lord. Behind the tuft of pines I met them;
Saw I men scour so on their way: I ey'd them
How bless'd am I
my just censure?? in my true opinion ?
Alack, for lesser knowledge!3 How accurs'd,
1 Lord. By his great authority;
I know't too well.-
What is this ? sport?
Away with him :--and let her sport herself
3 O that my knowlege were less. 4 Spiders were esteemed poisonous in our author's time. 5 Heavings. 6 A thing pinched out of clouts, a puppet.
Has made thee swell thus.
But I'd say, he had not,
You, my lords, Look on her, mark her well; be but about To say, she is a goodly lady, and The justice of your hearts will thereto add, 'Tis pity she's not honest, honourable : Praise her but for this her without-door form, (Which, on my faith, deserves high speech,) and
straight The shrug, the hum, or ha; these petty brands, That calumny doth use :-0, I am out, That mercy does; for calumny will sear7 Virtue itself:--these shrugs, these hums, and ha's, When you have said, she's goodly, come between, Ere you can say
she's honest : But be it known,
Should a villain say so,
You have mistook, my lady,
7 Brand as infamous,
She's an adultress; I have said with whom :
No, by my life,
you shall come to clearer knowledge, that
No, no; if I mistake
There's some ill planet reigns :
9 Only. 1 Remotely guilty. 2 In merely speaking.
The king's will be perform'd!
Shall I be heard ?
[To the Guards. Her. Who is't, that goes with me!-'Beseech
your highness, My women may be with me; for, you see, My plight requires it. Do not weep, good fools; There is no cause: when you shall know, your
mistress Has deserv'd prison, then abound in tears, As I come out: this action, I now go on, Is for my better grace.-Adieu, my lord: I never wish'd to see you sorry; now, I trust, I shall. My women, come; you have
leave. Leon. Go, do our bidding; hence.
[Exeunt Queen and Ladies. 1 Lord. 'Beseech your highness, call the queen
again. Ant. Be certain what you do, sir; lest your justice Prove violence; in the which three great ones suffer, Yourself, your queen, your son. 1 Lord.
For her, my lord,I dare my life lay down, and will do't, sir, Please you to accept it, that the queen is spotless I'the eyes
of heaven, and to you; I mean, In this which you accuse her.
Ant. She's otherwise, I'll keep my stables : where I lodge my wife; I'll go in couples with her; Than when I feel, and see her, no further trust her;
If it prove
3 Take my station.