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with him, give him gold; and though authority be a stubborn bear, yet he is oft led by the nose with gold: show the inside of your prirse to the outside of his hand, and no more ado: Remember, stoned, and flayed alive.
Shep. An't please yon, Sir, to undertake the business for us, here is that gold I have: I'll make it as much more; and leave this young man in pawił, till I bring it you,
Aut. After I have done what I promised ?
Aut. Well, give me the moiety: Are you a party in this business?
Clown. In some sort, Sir: but though my case be a pitiful one, I hope I shall not be flay'd out of ir.
Aut. O, that's the case of the shepherd's son: Hang him, he'll be made an example.
Clown. Comfort, good comfort: We must to the King, and show our strange sighis: he must know, 'tis none of your daughter, nor my sister; we are gone else. Sir, I will give you as much as this old man does, when the business is performid; and remain, as he says, your pawn, till it be brought you. Aut. I will trust you.
Walk before toward the sea-side; go on the right hand; I will but look upon the hedge, and follow you.
Clown. We are bless'd in this man, as I may say, even bless'd.
Shep. Let's before, as he bids 11s: he was provided to do us good. [ Exeunt Shepherd and Clown.
Aut. If I had a mind to be honest, I see, fortune. would not suffer me; she drops booties in my mouth. I am courted now with a double occasion; gold, ani a means do the Prince my masier good; which, who knows how that may turn back to my
advancement? I will bring these two moles, these blind ones, aboard him: if he think it fit to shore them again, and that the complaint they have to the King concerns him nothing, let him call me, rogue, for being so far officious ; for I am proof against that title, and what shame else belongs to't: To him will I present them, there may be matter in it.
S CE N E I.
Sicilia. A Room in the Palace of Leontes.
Enter LEONTES, CLEOMENES, DION, PAULINA,
Cle. Sir, you have done enough, and have per.
Leon. Whilst I remember
Paul. True, too true, my Lord :
Or, from the all that are, took something good,
Leon. I think so. Kill'd!
now, Say so but seldom.
Cleo. Not at all, good Lady: You might have spoken a thousand things, that
would Have done the time more benefit, and grac'd Your kindness better.
Faul. You are one of those,
Dion. If you would not so,
Paul. There is none worthy,
And come again to me; who, on my life,
[ To LEONTES.
Leon. Good Paulina,
Paul. And left them
Leon. Thou speak'st truth. No more such wives; therefore, no wife: one worse, And better us'd, would inake her sainted spirit Again possess her corps; and, on this stage, (Where we offenders now appear,) soul vex'd, Begin, And why to me!
Paul. Had she such power, She had just cause.
Leon. She had; and would incense me To murder her I married.
Paul. I should so:
Leon. Stars, very stars,
Paul. Will you swear
Leon. Never, Paulina; so be bless'd my spirit!
oath. Cleon. You tempt him over-much.
Paul. Unless another,
Cleon. Good Madam,
Paul. I have done. Yet, if my Lord will marry, if you will, Sir, No remedy, but you will; give me the office To choose you a Queen: she shall not be so young As was your former; but she shall be such, As, walk'd your first Queen's ghost, it should take
jog To see her in your arms.
Leon. My true Paulina,
Enter a Gentleman.
Leon. What wiih him? he comes not
Gent. But few,