« הקודםהמשך »
Clar. As red as fire ! nay, then her wax must melt. Gray. Why stops my Lord ? shall I not hear my
task ? K. Edw. An easy task, 'tis but to love a King. Gray. That's soon perform’d, because I am a subject. K. Edw. Why then, thy husband's lands I freely
Gray. I take my leave with many thousand thanks. Glo. The match is made, she feals it with a curt'sy. K. Edw, But stay thee, 'tis the fruits of love I
Gray. The fruits of love I mean, my loving Liege.
K. Edw. Ay, but I fear me, in another fenfe. What love, think'st thou, I sue lo much to get? Gray. My love till death, my humble thanks, my
prayers; That love which virtue begs, and virtue grants. K. Edw. No, by my troth, I did not mean such
love. Gray. Why, then you mean not as I thought you
did. K. Edw. But now you partly may perceive my mind,
Gray, My mind will never grant what I perceive
K. Edw. To tell thee plain, I aim to lie with thee,
tily. 'Gray. Herein your Highness wrongs both them and But, mighry Lord, this merry inclination Accords not with the sadness of my suit Please you dismiss me, or with ay, or no. K. Edw. Ay, if thou wilt say, Ay, to my request:
No, if thou dost say, No, to my demand. .
Gray. Then, No, my Lord. My suit is at an end,
Gray. 'Tis better said than done, my gracious Lord;
K. Edw. Sweet Widow, by my State, I swear to thee, I speak no more than what my soul intends; And that is, to enjoy thee for my love, .
Gray. And that is more than I will yield unto.
K. Edw. No more than when my daughters call thee
Glo. The ghostly father now hath done his shrift.
Clar. To whom, my Lord ?
Enter à Nobleman.
Nob. My gracious Lord, Henry your foe is taken,
K. Edw. See chat he be conveyed unto the Tower :
Widow, go you along - Lords, 'ufe her ho-
Glo. Ay, Edward will use women honourably,
Saying, he'll lade it dry to have his way;
3 Unick'd bear-whelp.] It was produced in the fame fate with an opinion which, in spite of its those of other creatures, absurdity, prevailed long, that
-To o'erbear such the bear brings forth only
fhape As are of better person than myless lumps of animated Aeth, felf.) Richard speaks here which the licks into the form of the language of nature. Whobears. It is now well known ever is stigmatized with deformi. that she whelps of the bear are ty has a constant Source of envy
I'll make my heav'n to dream upon the Crown; And, while I live, t'account this world but Helly Until the mis-shap'd trunk that bears this head; Be round impaled with a glorious Crown, And yet I know not how to get the Crown, For many lives stand between me and home, And I, like one loft in a thorny wood, That rends the thorns, and is rent with the thorns, Seeking a way, and straying from the way, Not knowing how to find the open air, But toiling desp'rately to find it out, Torment myself to catch the English Crown, And from that torment I will free myself, Or hew my way out with a bloody ax. Why, I can smile, and murder while I smile ; And cry, Content, to that which grieves my heart ; And wet my cheeks with artificial tears, And frame my face to all occasions. I'll drown more sailors than the Merinaid shall; I'll fiay more gazers, than the Basilisk; I'll play the orator as well as Nestor : Deceive more Nily than Ulyses could ; And, like a Sinon, take another Troy.' I can add colours ev’n to the Camelion; Change Shapes with Proteus, for advantages; s And set the murd'rous Machiavel to school. Can I do this, and cannot get a Crown? Tut, were it farther off, I'll pluck it down. [Exit.
in his mind, and would counter- ground by good or bad means, ballance by some other superio- as they are virtuous or corrupt. rity, these advantages which they s And let the murth'rous Mafeel themselves to want. Bacon chiavel to school.] As this remarks that the deformed are is an Anachronism, and the old commonly daring, anditis almost quarto reads, proverbially obterved that the And fit th'aspiring Catiline to are ill-natured. The truth is, school, that the deformed, like all other. I don't know why it fhould not men, are displeased with infe.' be preferr’d. WARBURTOA. riority, and endeavour to gain