...but even now.—Whoa-ho-ho!
Enter Shepherd’s Son.
...ail’st thou, man?
I have seen two such sights, by sea
and by land—but I am not to say it is a sea, for it is
now the sky; betwixt the firmament and it, you
cannot thrust a bodkin’s point.
...how is it?
I would you did but see how it chafes,
how it rages, how it takes up the shore. But that’s
not to the point. O, the most piteous cry of the poor
souls! Sometimes to see ’em, and not to see ’em.
Now the ship boring the moon with her mainmast,
and anon swallowed with yeast and froth, as you’d
thrust a cork into a hogshead. And then for the land
service, to see how the bear tore out his shoulder-bone,
how he cried to me for help, and said his
name was Antigonus, a nobleman. But to make an
end of the ship: to see how the sea flap-dragoned it.
But, first, how the poor souls roared and the sea
mocked them, and how the poor gentleman roared
and the bear mocked him, both roaring louder than
the sea or weather.
...was this, boy?
Now, now. I have not winked since I
saw these sights. The men are not yet cold under
water, nor the bear half dined on the gentleman.
He’s at it now.
...the old man.
I would you had been by the ship side,
to have helped her. There your charity would have
...What’s within, boy?
opening the box
You’re a made old
man. If the sins of your youth are forgiven you,
you’re well to live. Gold, all gold.
...next way home.
Go you the next way with your
findings. I’ll go see if the bear be gone from the
gentleman and how much he hath eaten. They are
never curst but when they are hungry. If there be
any of him left, I’ll bury it.
...sight of him.
Marry, will I, and you shall help to
put him i’ th’ ground.
...deeds on ’t.
...prize, a prize!
Enter Shepherd’s Son.
Let me see, every ’leven wether tods,
every tod yields pound and odd shilling; fifteen
hundred shorn, what comes the wool to?
...mine.He lies down.
I cannot do ’t without counters. Let
me see, what am I to buy for our sheep-shearing
feast? (He reads a paper.)
Three pound of sugar,
five pound of currants, rice—what will this sister of
mine do with rice? But my father hath made her
mistress of the feast, and she lays it on. She hath
made me four-and-twenty nosegays for the shearers,
three-man song men all, and very good ones;
but they are most of them means and basses, but
one Puritan amongst them, and he sings psalms to
hornpipes. I must have saffron to color the warden
pies; mace; dates, none, that’s out of my note;
nutmegs, seven; a race or two of ginger, but that I
may beg; four pound of prunes, and as many of
raisins o’ th’ sun.
...I was born!
I’ th’ name of me!
...then death, death.
Alack, poor soul, thou hast need of
more rags to lay on thee rather than have these off.
...ones and millions.
Alas, poor man, a million of beating
may come to a great matter.
...put upon me.
What, by a horseman, or a footman?
...sir, a footman.
Indeed, he should be a footman by
the garments he has left with thee. If this be a
horseman’s coat, it hath seen very hot service. Lend
me thy hand; I’ll help thee. Come, lend me thy
...sir, tenderly, O!
Alas, poor soul.
...blade is out.
How now? Canst stand?
...a charitable office.
Dost lack any money? I have a little
money for thee.
...kills my heart.
What manner of fellow was he that
...of the court.
His vices, you would say. There’s no
virtue whipped out of the court. They cherish it to
make it stay there, and yet it will no more but abide.
...call him Autolycus.
Out upon him! Prig, for my life, prig!
He haunts wakes, fairs, and bearbaitings.
...into this apparel.
Not a more cowardly rogue in all
Bohemia. If you had but looked big and spit at him,
he’d have run.
...I warrant him.
How do you now?
...towards my kinsman’s.
Shall I bring thee on the way?
...no, sweet sir.
Then fare thee well. I must go buy
spices for our sheep-shearing.
...you, sweet sir.
Shepherd’s Son exits.
...red with mirth.
Enter Shepherd, Shepherd’s Son, Mopsa, Dorcas, Shepherds and Shepherdesses, Servants, Musicians, and Polixenes and Camillo in disguise.
...curds and cream.
Come on, strike up.
...in good time!
Not a word, a word. We stand upon our manners.—
Come, strike up.
...to his tunes.
He could never come better. He shall
come in. I love a ballad but even too well if it be
doleful matter merrily set down, or a very pleasant
thing indeed and sung lamentably.
...a brave fellow.
Believe me, thou talkest of an admirable
conceited fellow. Has he any unbraided
...square on ’t.
Prithee bring him in, and let him
...in ’s tunes.
You have of these peddlers that have
more in them than you’d think, sister.
...cry. Come buy.
If I were not in love with Mopsa, thou
shouldst take no money of me; but being enthralled
as I am, it will also be the bondage of certain
ribbons and gloves.
...give him again.
Is there no manners left among
maids? Will they wear their plackets where they
should bear their faces? Is there not milking time,
when you are going to bed, or kiln-hole, to whistle
of these secrets, but you must be tittle-tattling
before all our guests? ’Tis well they are whisp’ring.
Clamor your tongues, and not a word more.
...of sweet gloves.
Have I not told thee how I was cozened
by the way and lost all my money?
...to be wary.
Fear not thou, man. Thou shalt lose
...parcels of charge.
What hast here? Ballads?
...now, buy it.
Come on, lay it by, and
let’s first see more ballads. We’ll buy the other
...pack will hold.
Lay it by too. Another.
...goest? Say whither.
We’ll have this song out anon by
ourselves. My father and the gentlemen are in sad
talk, and we’ll not trouble them. Come, bring away
thy pack after me.—Wenches, I’ll buy for you
both.—Peddler, let’s have the first choice.—Follow
He exits with Mopsa, Dorcas, Shepherds and Shepherdesses.
...to my profession.
Enter Shepherd’s Son and Shepherd, carrying the bundle and the box.
...work.He moves aside.
See, see, what a man
you are now! There is no other way but to tell the
King she’s a changeling and none of your flesh and
...but hear me.
Nay, but hear me!
...Go to, then.
She being none of your flesh and
blood, your flesh and blood has not offended the
King, and so your flesh and blood is not to be
punished by him. Show those things you found
about her, those secret things, all but what she has
with her. This being done, let the law go whistle, I
...the King’s brother-in-law.
Indeed, brother-in-law was the farthest
off you could have been to him, and then your
blood had been the dearer by I know how much an
...of my master.
Pray heartily he be at’ palace.
...be known, discover!
We are but plain fellows, sir.
...us the lie.
Your Worship had like to have given
us one, if you had not taken yourself with the
...’t like you.
aside to Shepherd
court word for a pheasant. Say you have none.
...will not disdain.
This cannot be but a
...them not handsomely.
He seems to be the more noble in
being fantastical. A great man, I’ll warrant. I know
by the picking on ’s teeth.
...heart of monster.
Think you so, sir?
...sharpest too easy.
Has the old man e’er a son, sir, do you
hear, an ’t like you, sir?
...shall do it.
He seems to be of
great authority. Close with him, give him gold; and
though authority be a stubborn bear, yet he is oft
led by the nose with gold. Show the inside of your
purse to the outside of his hand, and no more ado.
Remember: “stoned,” and “flayed alive.”
...in this business?
In some sort, sir; but though my case
be a pitiful one, I hope I shall not be flayed out of it.
...made an example.
Comfort, good comfort.
We must to the King, and show our strange
sights. He must know ’tis none of your daughter nor
my sister. We are gone else.—Sir, I will give you as
much as this old man does when the business is
performed, and remain, as he says, your pawn till it
be brought you.
...and follow you.
We are blessed in this
man, as I may say, even blessed.
...do us good.
Shepherd and his son exit.
...my other discredits.
Enter Shepherd and Shepherd’s Son, both dressed in rich clothing.
...all gentlemen born.
You are well met, sir.
You denied to fight with me this other day because I
was no gentleman born. See you these clothes? Say
you see them not and think me still no gentleman
born. You were best say these robes are not gentlemen
born. Give me the lie, do, and try whether I am
not now a gentleman born.
...a gentleman born.
Ay, and have been so any time these
...have I, boy.
So you have—but I was a gentleman
born before my father. For the King’s son took me
by the hand and called me brother, and then the
two kings called my father brother, and then the
Prince my brother and the Princess my sister called
my father father; and so we wept, and there was the
first gentlemanlike tears that ever we shed.
...shed many more.
Ay, or else ’twere hard luck, being in
so preposterous estate as we are.
...we are gentlemen.
Thou wilt amend thy
...your good Worship.
Give me thy hand. I will swear to the
Prince thou art as honest a true fellow as any is in
...not swear it.
Not swear it, now I am a gentleman?
Let boors and franklins say it; I’ll swear it.
...be false, son?
If it be ne’er so false, a true gentleman
may swear it in the behalf of his friend.—And
I’ll swear to the Prince thou art a tall fellow of thy
hands and that thou wilt not be drunk; but I know
thou art no tall fellow of thy hands and that thou
wilt be drunk. But I’ll swear it, and I would thou
wouldst be a tall fellow of thy hands.
...to my power.
Ay, by any means prove a tall fellow. If
I do not wonder how thou dar’st venture to be
drunk, not being a tall fellow, trust me not. Hark,
the Kings and Princes, our kindred, are going to see
the Queen’s picture. Come, follow us. We’ll be thy