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Who for Bohemia bend, to signify
Leo. The blessed gods
Enter a Lord.
Leo. Where's Bohemia ? speak.
Lord. Here in your city ; I now came from him :
Flo. Camillo has betray'd me;
Lord. Lay't so, to his charge ;
Leo. Who? Camillo ?
Lord. Camillo, sir; I spake with him; who now
Per. Oh, my poor father!
Leo. You are marry'd ?
Flo. We are not; sir, nor are we like to be ;
Leo. My lord,
Flo. She is,
wife. Leo. That once, I see, by your good father's speed, Will come on very slowly. I am sorry, Most sorry, you have broken from his liking, Where you were ty'd in duty: and as sorry, Your choice is not so rich in worth as beauty, That
you might well enjoy her. Flo. Dear, look up : Though fortune, visible an enemy,
* The odds for high and low's alike. ]—The disparity between us is as great as the distance between earth and heaven, and the improbability of our union is no less. • fo rich in worth]-fo worthy in point of descent-in birtb.
Should chase us, with my father ; power no jot
Leo. Would he do so, I'd beg your precious mistress, Which he counts but a trifle.
Paul. Sir, my liege,
Leo. I thought of her,
S C Ε Ν Ε ΙΙ.
Enter Autolycus, and a Gentleman.
Aut. 'Beseech you, fir, were you present at this relation ?
i Gent. I was by at the opening of the farthel, 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.
fance you ow'd no more to time than I do now:]when your love was coeval with mine.
Aut. I would most gladly know the issue of it.
I Gent. I make a broken delivery of the business ;-But the changes 1 perceived in the king, and Camillo, were very notes of admiration : they seem'd 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 look'd, as they had heard of a world ransom'd, or one destroy'd: A notable passion of wonder appear'd in them: but the wisest beholder, that knew no more but seeing, could not say, if the importance were joy, or forrow: but in the extremity of the one, it must needs be.
Enter a second Gentleman.
2 Gent. Nothing but bonfires : The oracle is fulfill'd; the king's daughter is found : such a deal of wonder is broken out within this hour, that ballad-makers cannot be able to express it.
Enter a third Gentleman.
Here comes the lady Paulina's steward, he can deliver you more.—How goes it now, sir ? this news, which is callid true, is so like dan old tale, that the verity of it is in strong suspicion : Has the king found his heir ?
3 Gent. Most true ; if ever truth were 'pregnant by circumstance: that, which you hear, you'll swear you see, there is such unity in the proofs. The mantle of queen Hermione ;--her jewel about the neck of it ;—the letters of Antigonus, found with it, which they know to be his character ;--the majesty of the creature, in resemblance of the mother ; 'the affection of nobleness, which nature
the importance]-import, subje&t matter of their deliberation. an old tale,)-a romance.
• pregnant]-confirm'd. I tbe affection of nobleness, ]-air of nobility, noble carriage.
Thews above her breeding,—and many other evidences, proclaim her, with all certainty, to be the king's daughter. Did
you see the meeting of the two kings ? 2 Gent. No,
3 Gent. Then have you lost a sight, which was to be seen, cannot be spoken of. There might you have beheld one joy crown another ; so, and in such manner, that, it seem'd, sorrow wept to take leave of them ; for their joy waded in tears. There was casting up of eyes, holding up of hands; with countenance of such distraction, that they were to be known by garment, not by favour. Our king, being ready to leap out of himself for joy of his found daughter; as if that joy were now become, a loss, cries, Ob, tby mother, thy mother! then asks Bohemia forgiveness; then embraces his son-in-law; then again worries he his daughter, with clipping her : now he thanks the old shepherd, which stands by, like a weather-beaten 'conduit of many kings' reigns. I never heard of such another encounter, which lames report to follow it, and undoes description to do it.
2 Gent. What, pray you, became of Antigonus, that carry'd hence the child ?
3 Gent. Like an old tale still; which will have matters to rehearse, though credit be asleep, and not an ear open: He was torn to pieces with a bear: this avouches the shepherd's fon; who has not only his innocence (which seems much) to justify him, but a handkerchief, and rings, of his, that Paulina knows.
I Gent. What became of his bark and his followers ?
3 Gent. Wreck'd, the fame instant of their master's death; and in the view of the shepherd : so that all the instruments, which aided to expose the child, were even
& to be known by garment, not by favour. ] to be distinguished rather by their dress, than their features. conduit]-cor.duits, under a human form, were heretofore common.