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Leo. Go play, Mamillius ; thour't an honest man.
[Exit Mamillius. Camillo, this great fir will yet stay longer.
Cam. You had much ado to make ? his anchor hold; When you cast out, ? it still came home.
Leo. Didst note it?
Cam. He would not stay at your petitions ; ' made His business more material.
Leo. Didst perceive it? • They're here with me already ; whispering, rounding, Sicilia is a-so forth. 'Tis far gone, When I shall 'gust it last.-How came't, Camillo, That he did stay?
Cam. At the good queen’s entreaty.
Leo. At the queen's, bet : good, should be pertinent; But " so it is, it is not. Was this taken By any understanding pate but thine ? For thy conceit is w soaking, will draw in More than the common blocks :-Not noted is't, But of the finer natures ? by some severals, Of head--piece extraordinary ? * lower messes, Perchance, are to this business purblind: say.
Cam. Business, my lord? I think, most understand
Bohemia stays here longer.
Cam. Stays here longer.
P his anchor)-the anchor thrown out to stop him. 9 it still came home.)-it had no effect.
* made his bufiness more material.]-pretending that the business, which call’d him away, was of the last consequence.
• They're here with me already; whijpering, rounding, ]-The eyes of the people are upon me; whispering, buzzing. King JOHN, Act II, Sc. 2. Faulo. . gust it]-perceive it.
u jo ir is,)-being so applied.
w soaking ]-of the absorbent sort.
* lower melës,]—the lower order of courtiers; persons of less pene, tration.
Leo. Ay, but why?
Cam. To satisfy your highness, and the entreaties.
Of our most gracious mistress.
The entreaties of your mistress ?- satisfy ?--
Let that suffice. I have trusted thee, Camillo,
With all the nearest things to my heart, ' as well
My chamber-councils : wherein, priest like, thou
· Haft cleans'd my bosom ; I from thee departed
Thy penitent reform’d: but we have been
Deceiv'd in thy integrity, deceiv'd
In that which seems so.
Cam. Be it forbid, my lord !
Leo. ? To bide upon't;—Thou art not honest: or,
If thou inclin'st that way, thou art a coward ;
Which · hoxes honesty behind, restraining
From course requir'd: Or else thou must be counted
A servant, grafted in my serious trust,
And therein negligent: or else a fool;
That feest a game play'd home, the rich stake drawn,
And tak'st it all for jest.
Cam. My gracious lord,
I may be negligent, foolish, and fearful;
In every one of these no man is free,
But that his negligence, his folly, fear, .
Amongst the infinite doings of the world,
Sometime puts forth: In your affairs, my lord,
If ever I were wilful-negligent,
It was my folly ; if industriously
I play'd the fool, it was my negligence,
Not weighing well the end; if ever fearful
y as well my chamber-councils :]—as well as with the secrets of my cabinet.
? To bide upon't; ]-To endure it. * hoxes)-hamstrings. b'Or ellē]-Either. VOL. II.
To do a thing, where I the issue doubted,
Whereof the execution did cry out
Against the non-performance, 'twas a fear
Which oft infects the wiseft : these, my lord,
Are such allow'd infirmities, that honesty
Is never free of. But, 'beseech your grace,
Be plainer with me; let me know my trespass
By its own visage: if I then deny it,
'Tis none of mine.
Leo. Have not you feen, Camillo,
(But that's past doubt : you have; or your eye-glass
Is thicker than a cuckold's horn) or heard,
(For, to a vision fo apparent, rumour
Cannot be mute) or thought, (for cogitation
Resides not in that man that does not think it)
My wife is Nippery ? if thou wilt confess,
(Or else be impudently negative,
To have nor eyes, nor ears, nor thought) then fay,
My wife's a hobby-horse ; deserves a name
As rank as any flax-wench that puts to
Before her troch-plight : say it, and justify it. -
Cam. I would not be a stander-by, to hear
My sovereign mistress clouded so, without
My present vengeance taken: 'Shrew my heart,
You never spoke what did become you less
Than this; which to reiterate were sin
As deep d as that, though true.
Leo. Is whispering nothing?
Is leaning cheek to cheek? is ? meeting noses?
Kissing with inside lip? stopping the career
Of laughter with a sigh? (a note infallible
Of breaking honesty :) horsing foot on foot ?
- To do a thing, &c.)-Necessary to be done. as that,) --which you suspect." ne meting-measuring.
Skulking in corners ? wishing clocks more swift ?
Hours, minutes ? the noon, midnight? and all eyes
Blind with the pin and web, but theirs, theirs only,
That would unseen be wicked ? is this nothing?
Why then the world, and all that's in't, is nothing;
The covering sky is nothing; Bohemia nothing;
My wife is nothing ; nor nothing have these nothings,
If this be nothing.
Cam. Good my lord, be cur'd
Of this diseas'd opinion, and betimes;
For 'tis most dangerous.
· Leo. Say, it be; 'tis true.
Cam. No, no, my lord.
Leo. It is ; you lie, you lie:
I say, thou lieft, Camillo, and I hate thee;
Pronounce thee a gross lowt, a mindless Nave;
Or else a hovering temporizer, that
Canft with thine eyes at once see good and evil,
Inclining to them both: Were my wife's liver
Infected as her life, she would not live
The running of one glass.
Cam. Who does infect her ?
Leo. Why he, that wears her 8 like a medal, hanging About his neck, Bohemia : Who, if I Had servants true about me; that bare eyes To see alike mine honour as their profits, Their own particular thrifts,- they would do that Which should undo more doing : Ay, and thou, His cup-bearer:—whom I, from meaner form Have bench’d, and rear'd to worship; who may'st see
f with the pin and web, )-an induration of the membrane, and spot. in the eye. " He gives the web and the pin."
Lear, Act III, Sc. 4. Edg. & like a medal,]-the badge of his order.
P p 2
Plainly as heaven sees earth, and earth sees heaven,
How I am gullid, thou might ft be-spice a cup,
To give mine enemy" a lasting wink; .
Which draught to me were cordial.
Cam. Sir, my Lord,
I could do this, and that with no 'rash potion
But with a ling'ring dram, that should not work
* Maliciousy, like poison: But I cannot
Believe this crack to be in my dread mistress,
So sovereignly being honourable.
I have lov'd thee
Leo. 'Make that thy question, and go rot!
Doft think, I am so muddy, so unsettled,
* To appoint myself in this vexation ? sully
The purity and whiteness of my sheets,
Which to preserve, is neep; which being spotted,
Is goads, thorns, nettles, tails of wasps ?
Give scandal to the blood o'the prince my son,
Who, I do think is mine, and love as mine,
Without ripe moving to't? Would I do this?
Could man so blench?
Cam. I must believe you, sir;
I do; and will fetch of Bohemia for’t :
Provided, that when he's remov’d, your highness
Will take again your queen, as yours at first;
i rash portions, 3-Malignanid adminifter it Dilbelieve any lone in thy
a lasting wink ;)—" To the perpetual wink for aye might put."
TEMPEST, A& II, Sc. 1. An. i rash potion]-hasty in its operation.
* Maliciously, ]-Malignantly, with the effects openly hurtful; fo as to detect the person that should administer it.
? Make that thy question, and go rot !]-Dilbelieve any longer my wife's infamy, and spite of all thy professions, I shall with thee in thy grave. Leo.. I have lov'd thee but that time is paft.
* To appoint myself in this vexation ?]--As wantonly to involve myself in such a scene of trouble. * so blench? ]-deviate so far from the rules of propriety.