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My plight requires it. Do not weep, good fools;
[Exit Queen, guarded; with Ladies. First 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. First 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 ; In this which you accuse her. Ant.
prove 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 farther trust her ; For every
inch of woman in the world, Ay, every dram of woman's flesh is false, If she be.
Leon. Hold your peaces.
Good my lord, 118. fools ; here a term of 134. I'll keep my stables where tender familiarity.
I lodge my wife, turn my wife's 121. action, lawsuit, trial.
chamber into a stall, -treat her
as I treat my horses and hounds, 122. for my better grace, to nay, run in leashes with her set me in a fairer light.
Ant. It is for you we speak, not for ourselves :
Cease; no more: 150
If it be so,
141. putter-on, instigator. consisted of the public announce143. land- damn.
ment of the delinquents' names plexing word is very possibly a to an audience previously summisprint, due to the accidental moned by a blowing of horns repetition of the word 'damn and trumpets along the countryimmediately above; the repeti side. Cf. Halliwell, Dict. of tion having no stylistic point. Archaic Words, and Notes and Numerous conjectures are re Queries, iii. 464 (quot. Ingleby). corded by the Camb. edd., e.g. 148. false generations, bastard land - damm (Hanmer); laud offspring. anum (Farmer); live - damn 149. glib, geld. (Walker) ; lamback (Collier) ;
153. doing thus. Leontes Lord, damn (Schmidt). The here grasps some part of Antiword has also been regarded as gonus person, probably his a quibbling variation of landan
Hanmer introduced a a dialectical word still current corresponding stage - direction for the rustic punishment in into his text. flicted in various districts upon 154. The instruments that • slanderers and adulterers'; it feel, the fingers.
Of the whole dungy earth.
What ! lack I credit ? First Lord. I had rather you did lack than I,
my lord, Upon this ground; and more it would content me To have her honour true than your suspicion, Be blamed for 't how you might. Leon.
Why, what need we
And I wish, my liege,
How could that be?
167. Relish, perceive.
177. That lack'd sight only, 172. overture, disclosure. etc., (conjecture) that wanted
176. touch'd conjecture, roused nothing but ocular evidence to suspicion.
be proof. VOL. IV 305
To sacred Delphos, to Apollo's temple,
Have I done well ?
Leon. Though I am satisfied and need no more Than what I know, yet shall the oracle Give rest to the minds of others, such as he Whose ignorant credulity will not Come up to the truth. So have we thought it good From our free person she should be confined, Lest that the treachery of the two fled hence Be left her to perform. Come, follow us; We are to speak in public; for this business Will raise us all.
Ant. [Aside] To laughter, as I take it, If the good truth were known.
Enter PAULINA, a Gentleman, and Attendants.
Paul. The keeper of the prison, call to him ; Let him have knowledge who I am. [Exit Gent.
Re-enter Gentleman, with the Gaoler.
Now, good sir, You know me, do you not?
183. Delphos, Delphi. It is ing Greene. conceived as an island (iii. 1. 1), 185. stuf'd, adequate. probably through confusion with Delos. Buf in both points
194. free, accessible to all. Shakespeare was merely follow. 198. raise, rouse, stir up.
For a worthy lady
Pray you then,
I may not, madam :
Paul. Here's ado, To lock up honesty and honour from The access of gentle visitors! Is 't lawful, pray
Gaol. So please you, madam,
I pray now, call her.
[Exeunt Gentleman and Attendants. Gaol.
And, madam, I must be present at your
conference. Paul. Well, be 't so, prithee.
[Exit Gaoler. Here's such ado to make no stain a stain As passes colouring.
Re-enter Gaoler, with EMILIA.
Dear gentlewoman, How fares our gracious lady?
Emil. As well as one so great and so forlorn
Paul. A boy?
A daughter, and a goodly babe,
23. on, as a consequence of.