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That warmer days would come: in these feared hopes
Phi. Your very goodness, and your company,
I do believe,
their courages) will make known
your return. Iach.
Your lady Is one of the fairest that I have looked upon.
Post. And, therewithal, the best; or let her beauty
1 Or stands here for ere. Respecting the tribute here alluded to, see the Preliminary Remarks.
2 i, e. statesman.
3 That is, “to those who try them.” The old copy, by a common typographical error in the preceding line, has wingled instead of mingled.
Look through a casement to allure false hearts,
Here are letters for you.
'Tis very like.
He was expected then,
All is well yet.-
If I have lost it,
Post. The stone's too hard to come by.
Not a whit,
Make not, sir,
Good sir, we must,
If you can make't apparent
1 This speech is given to Posthumus in the old copy. It was transferred to Philario at the suggestion of Steevens.
Sir, my circumstances,
First, her bed-chamber
This is true;
So they must,
This is a thing
1 i. e. “ that which was well worth watching or lying awake [for].” See the preceding scene. 2 Mason proposes to read :
4 Such the true life on't was." It is a typographical error easily made; and the emendation deserves a place in the text.
3 i. e. so near speech. The meaning of the latter part of the sentence is ; “ The sculptor was as nature dumb; he gave every thing that nature gives, but breath and motion. In breath is included speech.”
Which you might from relation likewise reap;
The roof o’the chamber
This is her honor! Let it be granted you have seen all this, (and praise Be given to your remembrance,) the description Of what is in her chamber, nothing saves The wager you have laid. Iach.
Then, if you can,
[Pulling out the bracelet.
Sir, (I thank her,) that.
May be, she plucked it off
She writes so to you ? doth she? Post. O, no, no, no; 'tis true. Here, take this too;
[Gives the ring It is a basilisk unto mine eye, Kills me to look on't.-Let there be no honor, Where there is beauty; truth, where semblance; love, Where there's another man. The vows of women Of no more bondage be, to where they are made, Than they are to their virtues; which is nothing:O above measure false !
i The transverse or horizontal pieces, upon which the wood was supported, were what Shakspeare here calls the brands ; properly brandirons.
2 The meaning seems to be, “ If you ever can be pale-be pale now with jealousy."
Have patience, sir,
Tach. By Jupiter, I had it from her arm.
Post. Hark you, he swears; by Jupiter he swears. 'Tis true ;-nay, keep the ring—'tis true.
I am sure
Sir, be patient.
Never talk on't;
Post. Ay, and it doth confirm
1 It was anciently the custom for the servants of great families (as it is now for the servants of the king) to take an oath of fidelity on their entrance into office. 2 The badge, the token, the visible proof.