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My plight requires it. Do not weep, good fools;
My women, come; you have leave.
[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
For her, my lord,
Leon. Hold your peaces.
Good my lord,
If it prove
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 : 140
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 arm. 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,
Upon this ground; and more it would content me
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
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. I). 185. stuff'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.
Paul. Well, be 't so, prithee. [Exit Gaoler.
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, Lusty and like to live : the queen receives Much comfort in 't; says 'My poor prisoner, 20. passes colouring, outdoes all the arts of painting. 23. on, as a consequence of.