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The ruddiness upon her lip is wet;
You'll mar it, if you kiss it; stain your own
Stand by, a looker on.
So long could L.
Quit presently the chapel; or resolve you
By wicked powers.
What you can make her do,
I am content to look on: what to speak,
To make her speak, as move.
It is requir'd,
You do awake your faith: Then, all stand still;
I am about, let them depart.
'Tis time; descend; be stone no more: approach; Strike all that look upon with marvel. Come; I'll fill your grave up: stir; nay, come away; Bequeath to death your numbness, for from him Dear life redeems you. You perceive, she stirs ; [HERMIONE comes down from the Pedestal.
Start not; her actions shall be holy, as,
You hear, my spell is lawful: do not shun her,
Until you see her die again; for then
You kill her double; Nay, present your hand:
When she was young, you woo'd her; now, in age,
O, she's warm! [Embracing her.
If this be magick, let it be an art
Lawful as eating.
She embraces him.
Cam. She hangs about his neck;
If she pertain to life, let her speak too.
Pol. Ay, and make't manifest where she has liv'd, Or, how stol'n from the dead?
That she is living,
Were it but told you, should be hooted at
Like an old tale; but it appears, she lives,
And pray your mother's blessing. Turn, good lady;
Our Perdita is found.
[Presenting PERDITA, who kneels to HERMIONE. You gods, look down,
And from your sacred vials pour your graces
Upon my daughter's head! - Tell me, mine own, Where hast thou been preserv'd? where liv'd? how
Thy father's court? for thou shalt hear, that I,
Gave hope thou wast in being, — have preserv'd
5 You precious winners all;] You who by this discovery have gained what you desired, may join in festivity, in which I, who have lost what never can be recovered, can have no part.
Partake to every one.] Partake here means participate.
O peace, Paulina ;
Thou should'st a husband take by my consent,
And made between's by vows. Thou hast found mine; But how, is to be question'd: for I saw her,
As I thought, dead; and have, in vain, said many
A prayer upon her grave: I'll not seek far
(For him, I partly know his mind,) to find thee
An honourable husband: - Come, Camillo,
And take her by the hand: whose worth, and honesty,
By us, a pair of kings. -Let's from this place.-
My ill suspicion.-This your son-in-law,
And son unto the king, (whom heavens directing,)
7 This play, as Dr. Warburton justly observes, is, with all its absurdities, very entertaining. The character of Autolycus is naturally conceived, and strongly represented.
END OF THE THIRD VOLUME.