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Are of the adder. Which of them shall I take? Take thou this note : [Giving a Paper.) go, fol-
Both? one? or neither? Neither can be enjoy'd, low them to prison:
If both remain alive; To take the widow, One step I have advancd thee; if thon dost
Exasperates, makes mad her sister Goneril; As this instructs thee, thou dost make thy way
And hardly shall I carry out my side,

To noble fortunes: Know thou this.--that men
Her husband being alive. Now then, we'll use Are as the time is : to be tender-minded
His countenance for the battle: which being Does not become a sword.-Thy great employ-
done,

ment Let her, who would be rid of him, devise Will not bear question: either say, thou'lt do't, His speedy taking off. As for the mercy Or thrive by other means. Which he intends to Lear, and to Cordelia, - 01.

I'll do't, my lord. The battle done, and they within our power, Edm. About it; and write happy, when thou Shall nevor see his pardon : for my state

hast done. Stands on me to defend, not to debate, [Erit. Mark,-I say instantly; and carry it so,

As I have set it down. SCENE II. A Field between the two Camps.

Of I cannot draw a cart, nor eat dried oats : Alarum within. Enter, with Drum and Colours, If it be man's work, I will do it! [Exit Officer. LEAR, CORDELIA, and thrir Forces; and exeunt. Enter EDGAR and GLOSTER.

Flourish. Enter ALBANY, GONERIL, REGAN, OffiEdg. Here, father, take the shadow of this tree

cers, and Attendants. For your good host: pray that the right may Alb. Sir, you have shown to-day your valiant If ever I return to you again, (thrive : strain, I'll bring you comfort.

And fortune led you well: You have the captives Glo.

Grace go with you, sir! Who were the opposites of this day's strite:

(Ecil EDGAR. We do require them of you; so to use them, Alarums; afterwards a Retreat. Re-enter Edgar. As we shall find their merits and our safety

Eig. Away, old man, give me thy hand, away: May equally determine. King Lear hath lost, he and his daughter ta'en: Edm.

Sir, I thought it fit Give me thy hand, come on.

To send the old and miserable king Glo. No further, sir; a man may rot even here. To some retention, and appointed guard; Eug. What, in ill thoughts again? Men must Whose age has charms in it, whose title more, endure

To pluck the common bosom on his side, Their going hence, even as their coming hither: And turn our impress'd lances in our eyes Ripeness is all: Come on.

Which do command them. With him I sent Glo. And that's true too.

the queen; (Exeunt. My reason all the same; and they are ready

Tomorrow, or at further space, to appear SCENE III. The British Camp near Dover.

Where you shall hold your session. At this time Enter, in Conquest, with Drum and Colours, ED" We sweat and bleed : the friend hath lost his MUND; Lear and CORDELIA, as Prisoners : Ofii

friend : cers, Soldiers, &c.

And the best quarrels, in the heat, are curs'd Film. Some officers take them away; good By those that feel their sharpness :guard;

The question of Cordelia, and her father,
Until their greater pleasures first be known Requires a fitter place.
That are to censure them,

Alb.

Sir, by your patience, Cor.

We are not the first, I hold you but a subject of this war, Who, with best meaning, have incurr'd the Not as a brother. worst.

Rcg.

That's as we list to grace him. For thee, oppressed king, am I cast down; Methinks our pleasure might have been deMyself couldelse outfrown false fortune's frown. manded, Shall we not see these daughters, and these Ere you had spoke so far.

He led our powers ; sisters?

(prison : Bore the commission of my place and person :
Lear. No, no, no, no! Come, let's a way to The which immediacy may well stand up,
We two alone will sing like birds i' the cage : And call itself your brother.
When thou dost ask me blessing, I'll kneel down, Gon.

Not so hot:
And ask of thee forgiveness : So we'll live, In his own grace he doth exalt himself,
And pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh More than in your advancement.
At gilded butterflies, and hear poor rogues Reg.

In my rights,
Talk of courtnews; and we'll talk with them too, By me invested, he compeers the best.
Who loses,and who wins; who's in, who's out;- Gon. That were the most, if he should husband
And take upon us the mystery of things, Reg. Jesters do oft prove prophets. [you.
As if we were God's spies: and we'll wear out, Gon.

Holla, holla! In a wall d prison, packs and sects of great ones, That eye, that told you so, look'd but a-squint. That ebb and flow by the moon.

Reg. Lady, I am not well; else I should answer Elm.

Take them away. From a full flowing stomach.--General, Lear. Upon such sacrifices, my Cordelia, Take thou my soldiers, prisoners, patrimony, The gods themselves throw incense. Have I Dispose of them, of me; the walls are thine: caught thee?

(ven, Witness the world, that I create thee here He, that parts us, shall bring a brand from hea- My lord and master, And fire us hence, like foxes. Wipe thine eyes: Gon.

Mean you to enjoy him? The goujeers shall devour them, flesh and fell, Alh. The let alone lies not in your good will Ere they shall make us weep: we'll see them Elm. Nor in thine, lord. starve first.

Alb.

Half-blooded fellow, yes. Come. !Excrunt Lear and CORDELIA, guarded. Reg. Let the drum strike, and prove my title Edm. Come hither, captain: bark.

[To EDMUND. Alb. Stay yet; hear reason :--Edmund, I ar- A most toad-spotted traitor. Say thou, Vo. rest thee

thine.

This sword, this arm, and my best spirits, are On capital treason; and, in thine, attaint

bent This gilded serpent: (Pointing to Gox.]-for To prove upon thy heart, whereto I speak, your claim, fair sister,

Thou liest. I bar it in the interest of my wife;

Edm. In wisdom, I should ask thy name: 'Tis she is subcontracted to this lord,

But, since thy outside looks so fair and warlike, And I, her husband, contradict your bans. And that thy tongue some 'say of breeding If you will marry, make your love to me,

breathes, My lady is bespoke.

What safe and nicely I might well delay
Go.
An interlude!

By rule of knighthood, I disdain and spurn: Alb. Thon art arm'd, Gloster :- Let the trum- Back do I toss these treasons to thy head: pet sound:

With the hell-hated lie o'erwhelm thy heart; If none appear to prove upon thy person, Which, (for they yet glance by, and scarcely Thy heinous, manifest, and many treasons,

bruise), There is my pledge: Throwing down a Glove.) This sword of mine shall give them instant way, I'll prove it on thy heart,

Where they shall rest for ever.---Trumpets, Ere I taste bread, thou art in nothing less

speak. (Alarums. They fight. EDM, jalls. Than I have here proclaim'd thee.

Alb. O save him, save him! Rey.

Sick, O, sick!

Gon.

This is mere practice, Gloster. Gon. If not, I'll ne'er trust poison. (Aside. By the law of arms, thou wast not bound to Edm. There's my exchange: [Throwing down answer

a Glove.] what in the world he is An unknown opposite; thou art not vanquish'd, That Lames me traitor, villain-like he lies : But cozen'd and beguild. Call by thy trumpet: he that dares approach, Alb.

Shut your mouth, dame, Ou him, on yon, (who not?) I will maintain Or with this paper shall I stop it :-Hold, sirDiy truth and honour firinly.

Thou worse than any name, read thine own Alb. A herald, ho!

evil: Fam.

A herald, ho, a herald ! No tearing, lady; I perceive you know it, dib. Trust to thy singlevirtue; for thysoldiers,

(Gives the letter to EDMUND. All levied in my name, have in my name Gon. Say, if I do; the laws are mine, not Took their discharge.

Who shall arraign me for't ?

(thine: Reg. This sickness grows upon me.

Alb,

Most monstrous ! Enter a Herald.

Know'st thou this paper ? Alb. She is not well: convey her to my tent. Gon.

Ask me not what I know. (Erit. (E.cit REGAN, led. Alb. Goafter her; she's desperate; governi her. Come hither, herald.-Jet the trumpet sound,

{Toon Officer, who goes out. And read out this.

Edm. What you have charg'd me with, that off. Sound, trumpet. (A Trumpet sounds. have I done;

[out : Herald reads.

And more, much more; the time will bring it If any man of quality, or degrer, within the lists 'Tis past, and so am I: But what art thou, of the army, will maintain "pon Edmund, supposed That hast this fortune on me? If thou art noble, earl of Gloster, that he is a manifold traitor, lut I do forgive thee. him appear at the third sound of the trumpet: he Edg.

Let's exchange charity. is bold in his defence.

I am no less in blood than thou art, Edmund : Eim. Sound.

(1 Trumpel. If more, the more thou hast wrongd me. Hur. Again.

12 Trumpet. My naine is Edgar, and thy father's son. Her. Again.

(3 Trumpet. The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices

[Trumpet answers within. Make instruments to scourge us : Enter EDGAR, armed, preceded by a Trumpel. The dark and vicious place where thee he got,

All, Ask him his purposes, why he appears Cost him his eyes. Upon this call o' the trumpet.

Edm, Thou hast spoken right, 'tis true; Ner.

What are you? The wheel is come full circle; I am here. Your name, your quality ? and why you answer Alb. Methought, thy very gait did prophesy This present summons ?

A royal nobleness : I must embrace thee; Eily.

Know, my name is lost; Let sorrow split my heart, if ever I
By treason's tooth bare-gnawn, and canker-bit: Did hate thee, or thy father!
Yet am I noble as the adversary

Edg,

Worthy prince, I know't. I come to cope withal.

Alb. Where have yon hid yourself? Alb.

Which is that adversary? How have you known the miseries of your Edg. What's he, that speaks for Edmund earl father?

(tale: of Gloster?

Edg. By nursing them, my lord.-List a brief Edm. Himself;--What say'st thou to him? And, when 'tis told, 0, that my heart would Eig.

Draw thy sword : The bloody proclamation to escape, (burst! That, if my speech offend a noble heart, That follow'd me so near(O our lives' sweetness ! Tlg arm may do thee justice: here is mine. That with the pain of death we'd hourly die, Behold, it is the privilege of mine honours, Rather than die at once!) taught me to shift My oath, and my profession: I protest, - into a madman's rags : to assume a semblance Maugre thystrength, youth, place, and eminence, That very dogs disdain'd: and in this habit Despite thy victor sword, and fire-new fortune, Met I my father with his bleeding rings, Thy valoor, and thy heart.--thou art a traitor: Their precious stones new lost; became his guide, False to thy gods, thy brother, and thy father, Led him, begg'd for him, sav'd him from despair; Conspirant gainst this high illustrious prince; Never (0 fault!) reveal'd myself unto him, And, from the extremest upward of thy head, Until some half hour past, when I was arı'd, To the descent and dust beneath thy feet, Not sure, though hoping, of this good success,

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I ask'd his blessing, and from first to last Alh. Haste thee, for thy life. [Eurt Evgar. Told him my pilgrimage: But his flaw'd heart Edm. He hath commission from thy wife and (Alack, too weak the conflict to support!) To hang Cordelia in the prison, and [me 'Twixt two extremes of passion, joy and grief, To lay the blame upon her own despair, Burst smilingly.

That she forbid herself. Edm. This

speech of yours hath moved me, Alb. The gods defend her! Bear him hence And shall, perchance, do good: but speak you awhile.

(EDMUND is borne off. on ;

Enter LEAR, with CORDELIA dead in his Arms; You look as you had something more to say.

EDGAR, Ofticer, and Others. Alb. If there be more, more wofal, hold it in; Lear. Howl, howl, howl, howl1-0, you are For I am almost ready to dissolve,

men of stones; learing of this.

Had I your tongues and eyes, I'd use them so Eig. This would have seemed a period That heaven's vault should crack :-0, she is To such as love not sorrow, but another,

gone for ever! To amplify too much, would make much more, I know when one is dead, and when one lives; And top extremity.

She's dead as earth :-Lend me a looking glass; Whilst I was big in clamour, came there a man, If that her breath will mist or stain the stone, Who having seen me in my worst estate, Why, then she lives. Shunn'd my abhorr'd society; but then, finding Kent.

Is this the promis'd end ? Who 'twas that so endur'd, with his strong arms Edg. Or image of that horror ? Ile fasten'd on my neck, and bellow'd out Alb.

Fall, and cease! As he'd burst heaven: threw him on my father; Lear. This feather stirs; she lives ! if it be so, Told the most pitecus tale of Lear and him, It is a chance that does redeem all sorrows Thatever ear receiv'd: which in recounting That ever I have felt. His grief grew puissant, and the strings of life Kent. O my good master! (Kneeling. Began to crack : Twice then the trumpet Lear. 'Prythee, away. And there I left him tranc'd. (sounded, Edg.

'Tis noble Kent, your friend, A.

But who was this? Lear. A plague upon you, murderers, traitors Edg. Kent, sir, the banish'd Kent; who in all!

[ever! disguise

I might have sav'd her: now she's gone for Follow'd his enemy king, and did him service Cordelia, Cordelia, stay a little. Ila! Ira proper for a slave.

What is't thou say'st?-Her voice wasever soft, Enter a Gentlemau hastily, with a bloody Knife. Gentle, and low; an excellent thing in woman: Grnt. Help! help! O help!

I kill'd the slave that was a hanging thee. Edg.

What kind of help? 0.11. 'Tis true, my lords, he did.
Alb.
Speak, man. Lear

Did I not, fellow? Edg. What means that bloody knife? I have seen the day,with my good biting falchion Gent.

"Tis hot, it smokes; I would have made them skip: I am old now, It came even from the heart of

And these same crosses spoil me.-Whoare you? Alb.

Who, man? speak. Mine eyes are none o' the best:-I'll tell you Gent. Your lady, sir, your lady: and her sister straight. By her is poison'd; she hath confess'd it. K’mt. If fortune brag of two she lov'd and Edm. I was contracted to them both; all three One of them we behold.

[hated, Now marry in an instant.

Lear. This is a dull sight: Are you not Kent? Alb. Produce their bodies, be they alive or Kent.

The same : dead!

(tremble, Your servant Kent: Where is your servant This judgment of the heavens, that makes us Caius? Tonches us not with pity. (Exit Gentleman. Lear. He's a good fellow, I can tell you that; Enter KENT.

He'll strike, and quickly too:--He's dead and Eig.

Here comes Kent, sir. rotten. Alb, O! it is he.

Kent, No, my good lord, I am the very man;-The time will not allow the compliment, Lear. I'll see that straight. Which very manners urges.

Kent. That from your first of difference and Kent.

I am come
Have follow'd your sad steps.

[decay, To bid my king and master aye good night; L-ar,

You are welcome hither. Is he not here?

Keni. Nor po man else; all's cheerless, dark, Alb. Great thing of us forgot!-

and deadly:Speak, Edmund, where's the king? and where's Your eldest daughters have foredoom'd thenSeest thon this object, Kent? (Cordelia ?- And desperately are dead.

(selves, [The bodies of Gox, and Red, are brought in. Lear.

Ay, so I think. Kint. Alack, why thus?

Alb. He knows not what he says; and vain Edm. Yet Edmund was belov'd: That we present us to him,

(it is The one the other poison'd for my sake,

Edg.

Very bootless. And after slew herself.

Enter an Officer, -41b. Even so.--Cover their faces.

Off. Edmund is dead, my lord. m. I pant for life :- Some good I mean to do, Alb.

That's but a trifle here.Despite of mine own nature. Quickly send,'| Yon lords, and noble friends, know our intent. Be brief in it,--to the castle, for my writ

What comfort to this great decay may come,
Is on the life of Lear, and on Cordelia :- Shall be applied; for 11s, we will resign,
Nay, send in time.

During the life of this old majesty,
Alh,
Run, run, O run-

To him our absolute power :-You, to your Edy. To who, my lord |--Who has the office ? rights;

(To EDGAR and KENT. Thy token of reprieve.

(send With boot, and such addition as your honours Édm. Well thought on; take my sword, Have more than merited:--All friends shalltaste Give it the captain.

The wages of their virtue, and all foes

The cup of their deservings.--O, see ! see! That would upon the rack of this tough world Lear. And my poor fool is hang'd! No, no, no Stretch him out longer. life:

Edg.

O, he is gone indeed. Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, Kent, The wonder is, he hath endur'd so long: And thou no breath at all? O, thou wilt come He but usurp'd his life.

(business no more,

Aib. Bear them from thence.-Our present Never, never, never, never, never!

Is general woe. Friends of my soul, you twain Pray you, rindo this button : Thank you, sir.

[TO KENT and EDGAB. Do you see this ?-Look on her,-look,-her Rule in this realm, and the gorg'd state sustain. lips

Kent. I have a journey, sir, shortly to go; Look there, look there!

[He dies. My master calls, and I must not say, no, Edg. He faints !--My lord, my lord, - Aib. The weight of this sad timewe must obey: Kent Break, heart; I pr’ythee, break! Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say, Eng

Look up, my lord. The oldest hath borne most; we, that are young, Kent. Vex not his ghost: 0, let him pass! Shall never see so much, nor live so long. he hates him,

[Exrunt with a dead Jarch.

Romeo and Inlirt.

Persons Kepresented.
Escalus, Prince of Verona.

GREGORY, Servant to Capulet.
Paris, a young Nobleman, Kinsman to the Prince. ABRAM, Servant to Montague.
MONTAGUE, Heads of Two Houses at variance with An Apothecary.
CAPULET, cach other.

Musicians.
An old Man, Uncle to Capulet.

Chorus. Boy. Page to Paris.
Romeo, Son to Montague.

PETER. An Officer.
MERCUTIO, Kinsman to the Prince, and Friend to
Romeo.

LADY MONTAGUE, Wife to Montague.
BENVOLIO, Nephew to Montague, and Friend to LADY CAPULET, Wife to Capulet.
Romeo,

JULIET, Daughter to Capulet.
TYBALT, Nephro to Lady Capulet.

Nurse to Juliet.
FRIAR LAURENCE, a Franciscan.
FRIAR Joux, of the same Order.

Citizens of Verona; several Men and Women, BALTILAZAB, Servant to Romeo.

Relations to both Houses; Maskers, Guards, SAMPSON, Servant to Capulet.

Watchmen, and Attendants.
SCENE-during the greater Part of the Play, in Verona : once, in the Fifth Act, at Mantua.

Prologur.

Two households, both alike in dignity, The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love,

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, And the continuance of their parents' rage, From ancient grudge, break to new mutiny, Which, but their children's end, nought could Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.

remove, From forth the fatal loins of these two foes Is now the two hours' traffick of our stage;

A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life; The which if you with patient ears attend, Whose misadventur'd piteous overthrows What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to Do, with their death bury their parents 'strife. mend.

stand: I will take the wall of any man or maid Art First.

of Montague's.

Gre. That shows thee a weak slave; for the SCENE I. A public Place.

weakest goes to the wall. Enter SauPSON and GREGORY, armed with Swords Sam. True; and therefore women, being the and Bucklers.

weaker vessels, are ever thrust to the wall:Sam. GREGORY, o' my word, we'll not carry therefore I will push Montague's men from the coals.

wall, and thrust his maids to the wall. Gre. No, for then we should be colliers. Gre. The quarrel is between our masters, and

us their men. Sam. I mean, an we be in choler, we'll draw.

Gre. Ay, while you live, draw your neck out Sam. "Tis all one, I will show myself a tyrant: of the collar.

when I have fought with the men, I will be crued Sam. I strike quickly, being mored, with the maids: I will cut off their heads. Gre. But thou art not quickly moved to strike. Gre. The heads of the maids ?

Sam. A dog of the house of Montague moves Sam. Ay, the heads of the maids, or their me.

maidenheads; take it in what sense thou wilt. Gre. To move, is-to stir: and to be valiant, Gre, They must take it in sense, that feel it 1s- to stand to it;-therefore, if thou art mov'd, Sam. Me they shall feel, while I am able to thou ruo'et away.

stand: and, 'tis known, I am a pretty piece of Sam. A dog of that house shall move me to flesh.

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Gre. 'Tis well, thou art not fish; if thou hadst, Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word, thou hadst been poor John. Draw thy tool; By thee, old Capulet and Montague, here comes two of the house of the Montagues. Have thrice disturb'd the quiet of our streets; Enter ABRAM and BALTHAZAR.

And made Verona's ancient citizens Sam. My naked weapon is out; quarrel, I Cast by their grave beseeming ornaments, will back thee.

To wield old partisans, in hands as old, Gre. How? turn thy back, and run? Canker'd with peace, to part your canker'd hate: Sam. Fear me not.

If ever you disturb our streets again, Gre. No, marry : I fear thee!

Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace. Sam. Let us take the law of our sides; let For this time, all the rest depart away : them begin.

You, Capulet, shall go along with me; Gre. I will frown, as I pass by; and let And, Montague, come you this afternoon, them take it as they list.

To know our further pleasure in this case, Sam. Nay, as they dare. I will bite my thumb To old Free-town, our common judgment-place. at them; which is a disgrace to them, if they Once more, on pain of death, all men depart. bear it.

[Excunt Prince and Attendants; CAPULET, Abr. Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?

LA.CAP. TYBALT, Citizens, and Servants. Sam. I do bite my thumb, sir.

Mon. Who set this ancient quarrel new Abr. Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?

abroach? Sam. Is the law on our side, if I say-ay? Speak, nephew, were you by, when it began? Gre. No.

Ben. Here were the servants of your adverSam. No, sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sary, sir; but I bite my thumb, sir.

And yours, close fighting ere I did approach: Gre. Do you quarrel, sir?

I drew to part them; in the instant came Abr. Quarrel, sir? no sir.

The fiery Tybalt, with his sword prepar'd; Sam. If you do, sir, 1 am for you: I serve as Which, as he breathed defiance to my ears, good a man as you.

He swung about his head, and cut the winds, br. No better.

Who, nothing hurt withal, hiss'd him in scorn; Sam. Well, sir.

While we were interchanging thrusts and blows Enter BENVOLIO at a distance.

Came more and more, and fought on part and Gre. Say-better; here comes one of my part, master's kinsmen.

Till the prince came, who parted either part. Sam. Yes, better, sir.

La. Mon, 0, where is Romeo ?-saw you him Abr. You lie.

to-day? Sam. Draw, if you be men --Gregory, re- Right glad I am, he was not at this fray. member thy swashing blow. [They fight, Ben. Madam, an hour before the worshipp'a

Ben, Part, fools; put up your swords; you know not what you do. [Beats down their swords. Peer'd forth the golden window of the east, Enter TYBALT.

A troubled mind drave me to walk abroad; Tyb. What, art thou drawn among these Where, underneath the grove of sycamore, heartless hinds ?

That westward rooteth from the city's side, Turn thee, Benvolio, look upon thy death. So early walking did I see your son: Ben, I do but keep the peace. put up thy Towards him I made; but he was 'ware of me, sword,

And stole into the covert of the wood : Or manage it to part these men with me. I, measuring his affections by my own, Tyb. What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate That most are busied when they are most the word,

alone,-As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee: Pursu'd my humour, not pursuing his, Have at thee, coward.

[They fight. And gladly shunn'd who gladly fled from me. Enter several Partisans of both Houses, who join with tears augmenting the fresh morning's

Mon. Many a morning hath he there been seen, the Fray; then enter Citizens, with Clubs. 1 Cit. Clubs, bills, and partisans! strike! beat

dew,

(sighs: them down!

(tagues : Adding to clouds more clouds with his deep Down with the Capulets! down with the Mon- But all so soon as the all-cheering sun

Should in the furthest east begin to draw Enter CAPULET, in his Gown; and Lady CAPULET. The shady curtains from Aurora's bed, Cap. What noise is this?-Give me my long Away from light steals home my heavy son, sword, ho!

(for a sword? And private in his chamber pens himself; Lu. Cap. A crutch, a crutch!- Why call you shuts up his windows, locks fair daylight out,

Cap. My sword, I say !--Old Montague is And makes himself an artificial night: And Rourishes his blade in spite of me. (come, Black and portentous must this humour prove,

Enter MONTAGUE and LADY MONTAGUE. Unless good counsel may the cause remove. Mon. Thou villain Capulet,- Hold me not, Ben. My noble uncle, do you know the cause? let me so.

{a foe Mom. I neither know it, nor can learn of him. La, Mon. Thou shalt not stir one foot to seek Ben. Have you importun'd him by any means? Enter Prince, with Attendants.

Mon. Both by myself, and many other friends; Prin. Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace, But he, his own affection's counsellor, Profaners of this neighbour-stained steel,- Is to himself-I will not say, how trueWill they not hear ?—what bo! you men, you But to himself so secret and so close, beasts,

So far from sounding and discovery, That quench the fire of your pernicious rage

As is the bud bit with an envious worm, With purple fountains issuing from your veins, Ere he can spread his sweet leaves to the air, On pain of torture, from those bloody hands Or dedicate his beauty to the sun. [grow, Throw your mistemper'd weapons to the ground, Could we but learn from whence his sorrows And hear the sentence of your moved prince.- We would as willingly give cure, as know,

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