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Leo. I think so. Kill'd? Kill'd ? she I kill'd ? I did so, but thou strik'st me Sorely, to say I did; it is as bitter Upon thy tongue, as in my thought. Now, good now, Say so but feldom.
Cle. Not at all, good Lady ; You might have spoke a thousand things that would Have done the time more benefit, and grac'd Your kindness better.
Paul. You are one of those
Dion. If you would not so,
Paul. There is none worthy,
[To the King.
Leo, Good Paulina,
Had squar'd me to thy counsel ! then, even now
Paul. And left them
Leo. Thou speak'st truth :
power, She had just cause.
Leo. She had, and would incense me
Paul, I should fo.
mark Her eye, and tell me, for what (lull
Leo. Stars, stars,
Paul, Will you swear
Leo. Never, Paulina ; so be bless’d my spirit !
Paul. Unless another,
Cleo. Good Madam, pray, have done.
Paul. Yet, if my Lord will marry ; if you will, Sir;
Leo. My true Paulina,
SCENE II. Enter a Gentleman.
Leo. What with him ? he comes not
Gent. But few,
Leo. His Princess, say you, with him?
Gent. Yes; the most peerless piece of earth, I think, That e'er the sun shone bright on.
Paul. Oh Hermione,
verse Flow'd with her beauty once ; 'tis shrewdly ebb’d, To say you've seen a better.
Gent. Pardon, Madam;
Leo. Go, Clomenes ;
Grave for epitapha
Bring them to our embracement. Still ’tis strange
[Exit. Cleo. Paul. Had our Prince (Jewel of children) seen this hour, he had pair’d Well with this Lord; there was not full a month Between their births.
Leo. Pr’ythee, no more; cease; thou know'st, He dies to me again, when talk'd of : fure, When I shall see this gentleman, thy speeches Will bring me to consider that which may Unfurnish me of reason. They are come,
Enter Florizel, Perdita, Cleomenes, and others. Your mother was most true to wedlock, Prince, For she did print your royal father off Conceiving you. Were I but twenty-one, Your father's image is so hit in you, His very air, that I should call you brother, As I did him, and speak of something wildly By us perform'd before. Most dearly welcome, As your fair Princess, goddess !-Oh! alas ! I lost a couple, that 'twixt heav'n and earth Might thus have stood begetting wonder, as You gracious couple do ; and then I loft (All mine own folly !) the society, Amity too of your brave father, whom (Tho' bearing mifery) I defire my life Once more to look on.
Flo. Sir, by his command Have I here touch'd Sicilia, and from him Give you all greetings that a King (at friend) Can send his brother; and but infirmity, Which waits upon worn times, hath something seiz'd His wish'd ability, he had himself The lands and waters 'twixt your throne and his Measur’d, to look upon you ; whom he loves, He bade me say so, more than all the sceptres, And those that bear them living.
Leo. Oh, my brother ! Good gentleman, the wrongs I have done thee ftir
Afresh within me; and these thy offices,
Fl. Good my Lord,
Leo. Where the warlike Smalus,
Flo. Most royal Sir,
Leo. The blessed gods Purge all infection from our air, whilft you Do climate here! You have a holy father, A graceful gentleman, against whose person, So sacred as it is, I have done fin ; For which the heavens, taking angry note, Have left me issueless; and your father's bless'd, As he from heaven merits it, with you, Worthy his goodness. What might I have been, Might I a fon and daughter now have look'd on, Such goodly things as you !
SCENE IV. Enter a Lord. Lord. Most Noble Sir, That which I shall report, will bear no credit, Were not the proof so high. Please you, great Sir, Bithynia greets you from himself, by me; Desires you to attach his son, who has His dignity and duty both cast off,