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We two have sworn shall come.
O lady Fortune,
See, your guests approach :
Enter Shepherd, Clown, MOPSA, DORCAS, and
others, with POLIXENES and CAMILLO dis
[To Pol.] Sir, welcome : It is my father's will I should take on me The hostess-ship o' the day. [To Cam.] You 're
welcome, sir. Give me those flowers there, Dorcas. Reverend sirs, 56. pantler, pantry-maid (or man).
For you there's rosemary and rue; these keep
Sir, the year growing ancient,
Are our carnations and streak'd gillyvors,
Wherefore, gentle maiden,
For I have heard it said
Say there be;
76. Grace and remembrance. pollen from one flower to another Rosemary was • for remem- of different colour, which may brance,' rue (through a confusion be done either by the hand of with rue, 'regret') for 'grace'; man, or by nature, by means of cf. Ham. iv. 5.
the air and by bees' (Roach 82. gillyvors, 'gilliflowers'; Smith, The Rural Life of Shakevariously interpreted as wall- speare, quot. Deighton). flowers, or a kind of carnation. 92 f. Polixenes illustrates the
'artificial' process of producing 86. For, because.
crosses between flowers of differ. 87. an art. • The art is ent colours by the process of simply the transmission of the grafting.
A gentler scion to the wildest stock,
So it is.
I'll not put
say 'twere well and only therefore Desire to breed by me.
Here's flowers for you; Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram; The marigold, that goes to bed wi' the sun And with him rises weeping : these are flowers Of middle summer, and I think they are given To men of middle age. You 're very welcome. Cam. I should leave grazing, were I of your
my fair'st friend,
100. dibble, a pointed instru. with the sun.' ment for making holes.
116. ( Proserpina. This 104. Hot, aromatic.
image is from Ovid's narrative
in Metam. (bk. v.), a book with 105. that goes to bed wi' the which Shakespeare' was (prob. sun. The marigold or sunflower in the original, but certainly was called the Sponsus solis, in Golding's translation) very because it slept and awakened familiar.
For the flowers now, that frighted thou let'st fall
What, like a corse ?
What you do
118. Dis's waggon, Pluto's 127. flower-de-luce, a kind of chariot.
iris ; elsewhere (as by Spenser) 120. dim, of subdued, unob
often called the flower Delice trusive colour.
134. Whitsun pastorals, plays 126. crown imperial, the
performed at Whitsuntide. Cf. Fritillaria imperialis, or fritil- Two Gentlemen, iv. 4., where lary. It had been introduced Julia feigns to have played ‘at into England from Constan- Pentecost ... a lamentable part' tinople, and was highly prized -' 'twas Ariadne passioning for for its 'stately beautifulness.' Theseus' perjury.'
To sing them too: when you do dance, I wish you 140
have As little skill to fear as I have
I'll swear for 'em.
But smacks of something greater than herself,
He tells her something
Come on, strike up ! Dor. Mopsa must be your mistress : marry,
garlic, To mend her kissing with ! Mop.
Now, in good time! 144. singular, unique.
160. out, Theobald's emenda146. queens, each unique and
tion for F, supreme in its kind.
163. in good time, used ironi147. large, unreserved. cally, like Fr. à la bonne heure. 152. skill, reason.
Cf. Tam. of Shrew, ii. 1. 96.