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Queen. Weeps she still, say'st thou ?
thou think in time
She will not quench and let instructions enter
Do thou work :
When thou shalt bring me word she loves my
I'll tell thee on the instant thou art then
Who cannot be new built, nor has no friends,
That I mean to thee. Tell thy mistress how
Who shall take notice of thee: I'll move the king 70
As thou 'lt desire; and then myself, I chiefly,
That set thee on to this desert, am bound
To load thy merit richly.
Think on my words.
Call my women:
56. decay, destroy.
68. what a chance thou
changest on, with what good fortune in prospect you change
A sly and constant knave,
Not to be shaked; the agent for his master
And the remembrancer of her to hold
The hand-fast to her lord. I have given him that
Re-enter PISANIO and Ladies.
So, so well done, well done:
The violets, cowslips, and the primroses,
Bear to my closet.
Think on my words.
Fare thee well, Pisanio;
[Exeunt Queen and Ladies.
But when to my good lord I prove untrue,
I'll choke myself: there's all I'll do for you. [Exit.
Another room in the
Imo. A father cruel, and a step-dame false;
A foolish suitor to a wedded lady,
That hath her husband banish'd;-O, that hus-
My supreme crown of grief! and those repeated
As my two brothers, happy! but most miserable
78. hand-fast, marriage engagement.
liegers, 'resident am
bassadors,' agents, advocates.
7. glorious, bent on glory.
How mean soe'er, that have their honest wills, Which seasons comfort. Who may this be? Fie!
Enter PISANIO and IACHIMO.
Pis. Madam, a noble gentleman of Rome, Comes from my lord with letters.
Iach. [Aside] All of her that is out of door most rich!
If she be furnish'd with a mind so rare,
She is alone the Arabian bird, and I
Have lost the wager. Boldness be my friend!
Or, like the Parthian, I shall flying fight;
Imo. [Reads] 'He is one of the noblest note,
So far I read aloud:
But even the very middle of my heart
Is warm'd by the rest, and takes it thankfully.
Have words to bid you, and shall find it so
Thanks, fairest lady.
9. Which, i.e. to have their wills.
9. seasons comfort, give zest to happiness.
II. Change, change colour. 17. the Arabian bird, the VOL. IV
25. trust; she breaks off abruptly without reading 'the rest' aloud. The dash indicating this was substituted for the period of the Ff by Boswell. L
What, are men mad? Hath nature given them
To see this vaulted arch, and the rich crop
What makes your admiration? Iach. It cannot be i' the eye, for apes and
'Twixt two such shes would chatter this way and Contemn with mows the other; nor i' the judge
For idiots in this case of favour would
Imo. What is the matter, trow?
The cloyed will,
That satiate yet unsatisfied desire, that tub
Both filled and running, ravening first the lamb
Longs after for the garbage.
Thus raps you? Are
33. crop, teeming expanse. 35. twinn'd, indistinguishably similar.
36. number'd, made up of a host of small parts (pebbles). Cf. the pebbled shore,' Sonn. Theobald conjectured un
37. Partition make, distinguish.
37. spectacles, organs of vision. 38. admiration, wonder.
40. shes, women.
ib. chatter this way, show their preference for one by chattering in her direction.
42. case of favour, question of relative beauty.
44, 45. Sluttishness, when confronted with such absolute excellence, would excite qualms of loathing in Lust itself.
47. trow, I wonder.
51. raps you, transports you.
Iach. Thanks, madam; well. [To Pisanio]
Beseech you, sir, desire
My man's abode where I did leave him he
Is strange and peevish.
To give him welcome.
I was going, sir,
Imo. Continues well my lord? His health,
Iach. Well, madam.
Imo. Is he disposed to mirth? I hope he is.
Iach. Exceeding pleasant; none a stranger there So merry and so gamesome: he is call'd
The Briton reveller.
When he was here,
He did incline to sadness, and oft-times
I never saw him sad.
There is a Frenchman his companion, one
An eminent monsieur, that, it seems, much loves
The thick sighs from him, whiles the jolly Briton-
What woman is, yea, what she cannot choose
Will my lord
Iach. Ay, madam, with his eyes in flood with
It is a recreation to be by
And hear him mock the Frenchman.
52. desire my man's abode,
bid my servant stay.
66. furnaces, belches forth
70. proof, experience.