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Leon. You will ? why, happy man be his dole!
If at home, sir,
So stands this squire Officed with me. We two will walk, my lord, And leave you to your graver steps.—Hermione, How thou lov'st us, show in our brother's welcome; Let what is dear in Sicily be cheap. Next to thyself, and my young rover, he's Apparent to my heart. Her.
If you would seek us,
[ Aside. Observing POLIXENES and HERMIONE.
[Exeunt Pol., HER., and Attendants. Go, play, boy, play ;-thy another plays, and I Play too; but so disgraced a part, whose issue Will hiss me to my grave; contempt and clamor Will be my knell.—Go, play, boy, play.—There have
1 i. e. may happiness be his portion !
4 i. e. a horned one.
Or I am much deceived, cuckolds ere now;
Should all despair,
Mam. I am like you, they say:
Why, that's some comfort.-
Cam. Ay, my good lord.
[Exit Mamillius. Camillo, this great sir will yet stay longer.
Cam. You had much ado to make his anchor hold;
Didst note it?
Didst perceive it?-
ing, Sicilia is a so-forth. 'Tis far gone,
1 “It still came home," a nautical term, meaning, “ the anchor would not take hold."
2 The more you requested him to stay, the more urgent he represented that business to be which summoned him away.
3 Not Polixenes and Hermione, but casual observers. 4 To round in the ear was to tell secretly, to whisper.
5 A so-forth, a phrase apparently employed to avoid the utterance of an opprobrious one. So, so, is sometimes used in a similar manner.
When I shall gust' it last.—How came 't, Camillo,
At the good queen's entreaty.
Cam. Business, my lord ? I think most understand
Stays here longer. Leon. Ay, but why?
Cam. To satisfy your highness, and the entreaties Of our most gracious mistress. Leon.
Satisfy The entreaties of your mistress ?
Be it forbid, my lord! !
1 i. e. taste it:-“ille domus sciet ultimus.” .........Juv. Sat. x.
My gracious lord,
may be negligent, foolish, and fearful
Have not you seen, Camillo,
Cam. I would not be a stander-by to hear My sovereign mistress clouded so, without
, My present vengeance taken. 'Shrew my heart,
? This is expressed obscurely, but seems to mean “ the execution of which (when done) cried out against the non-performance of it before.".
2 Leontes means to say, “Have you not thought that my wife is slippery? (for cogitation resides not in the man that does not think my wife is slippery.") The four latter words, though disjoined from the word think by the necessity of a parenthesis, are evidentiy to be connected in construction with it.
And all eyes
You never spoke what did become you
Is whispering nothing?
Good my lord, be cured
Say, it be; 'tis true.
Who does infect her?
It is ; you
1 The pin and web is the cataract in an early stage.