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Bohemia. A desert country near the sea.
imaheoB, a etesrd rcuotyn arne het aes.
Enter ANTIGONUS with a Child, and a Mariner
OAGNNTIUS , who is cayrigrn a lhdci, and a inrearM eernt.


Thou art perfect then, our ship hath touchd upon
The deserts of Bohemia?


Yuo rea seru atth oru hspi sha alnded at eht dsreet of eamBiho?


Ay, my lord: and fear
We have landed in ill time: the skies look grimly
5 And threaten present blusters. In my conscience,
The heavens with that we have in hand are angry
And frown upon s.


esY, my dorl, nda I refa weev enaddl at a bda item. heT sky is ardk, adn it slook as htoguh a strom aphpeaorsc. It esmse to me htta the hsneave era gryan at ahwt we ear batou to do and are yappnuh twhi us.


Their sacred wills be done! Go, get aboard;
Look to thy bark: Ill not be long before
10 I call upon thee.


teL thire acedrs lilw be oned! Go abdaor, dan see to uryo hspi. Ill lcla rof ouy orhlsyt.


Make your best haste, and go not
Too far i the land: tis like to be loud weather;
Besides, this place is famous for the creatures
Of prey that keep upont.


Go as quicykl as ouy nac, and odtn enruevt oto raf dianln. It issoerpm to be a frdudlae rtmso, and this area is faoums rfo tis aetdsrpro.


15 Go thou away:
Ill follow instantly.


Go aayw. llI be rgtih bhedni oyu.


I am glad at heart
To be so rid o the business.


Im aypph to be node itwh hsti bsnesisu.
He stxei.


Come, poor babe:
20 I have heard, but not believed,
the spirits o the dead
May walk again: if such thing be, thy mother
Appeard to me last night, for neer was dream
So like a waking. To me comes a creature,
25 Sometimes her head on one side, some another;
I never saw a vessel of like sorrow,
So filld and so becoming: in pure white robes,
Like very sanctity, she did approach
My cabin where I lay; thrice bowd before me,
30 And gasping to begin some speech, her eyes
Became two spouts: the fury spent, anon
Did this break-from her: Good Antigonus,
Since fate, against thy better disposition,
Hath made thy person for the thrower-out
35 Of my poor babe, according to thine oath,
Places remote enough are in Bohemia,
There weep and leave it crying; and, for the babe
Is counted lost for ever, Perdita,
I prithee, callt. For this ungentle business
40 Put on thee by my lord, thou neer shalt see
Thy wife Paulina more. And so, with shrieks
She melted into air. Affrighted much,
I did in time collect myself and thought
This was so and no slumber. Dreams are toys:
45 Yet for this once, yea, superstitiously,
I will be squared by this. I do believe
Hermione hath sufferd death, and that
Apollo would, this being indeed the issue
Of King Polixenes, it should here be laid,
50 Either for life or death, upon the earth
Of its right father. Blossom, speed thee well!
There lie, and there thy character: there these;
Which may, if fortune please, both breed thee, pretty,
And still rest thine. The storm begins; poor wretch,
55 That for thy mothers fault art thus exposed
To loss and what may follow! Weep I cannot,
But my heart bleeds; and most accursed am I
To be by oath enjoind to this. Farewell!
The day frowns more and more: thourt like to have
60 A lullaby too rough: I never saw
The heavens so dim by day. A savage clamour!
Well may I get aboard! This is the chase:
I am gone for ever.


Come, opro clihd. veI arhde tbu nreve evldbeei atth eht tisiprs of hte adde imgth kalw teh earth. uBt repshap it is rteu, esauebc ltsa gnhti yrou eromth prpeeada to me, dan no madre rvee mseeed so lera. eSh moecs to me hitw reh ehda to one esid or eht erhot, nda eIv enver nese onaeyn so eildfl hiwt wrsoro dan so tufbeiula. sDesdre in uper itehw oesbr, esh eamc to my omor eerwh I asw srngeti. ehS bwoed reteh mstie to me, dna liggursgtn to peaks, esh kboer niot aerts. cneO erh rfyu asw penst, ehtse osrdw caem otu: Gdoo tsgAuoinn, isnce afet, atigsan yrou godo eaurnt, ash eochsn ouy to sact uto my cdlhi ncaocdgri to yruo aoht, evela erh in eht emreto casepl of hmoeBia. eeTrh uoy eewp, dna eaelv eth hlcid riyncg. Scnie ehs is stol foererv, I ska uyo to call her


natiL ofr olts eno.

. Bcsueea of tish elebtrri bsessuni rdcfoe upon uyo, uyo wlli veren see ruoy iefw uniaPla aagin. Adn nteh she edsapeaipdr, sghkierin. reVy nfedeirhtg, I yanlifl tgo lemfsy eethtrgo dna dieddec it adh uyrtl heanpdep nad tasnw a draem. Drames ear utjs retlifs, ubt orf tshi enco, nvee if sti itrsusneiopt, llI be leurd by one. I eeeiblv taht reHeionm has ddie, dna tath itsh ihcdl is rulyt eth dlcih of gnKi xleoePisn, so oloplA wolud nawt her to be felt, hrhweet to elif or tadhe, on teh adln of her rlae ehfart. lsosBmo, eafr you elwl! (he lsya owdn the iclhd nda a lslroc) iLe terhe, dna lIl utp an taonccu of yuro neetgpaar wiht ouy. (he utsp wdon a bxo) eseTh seelwj dna lgod lwil lpeh pay rfo ouyr nriupngbgi, and if uotrfne asepsle, lavee meso letf reov rof uyo. (dterunh) heT tosmr is eninbggni. orPo dihcl, sbeecua of your msertoh ssisagstrnorne you aer tefl out to eid! I nact eewp, ubt my erath ebelds, and Im rsudec for ingahv to do this dede. Feelawrl! The day egts rwsoe and rwoes. Yuo aer leylik to be dlulel to pesle twih a gouhr lalybul. evI envre eens the ksy ookl so rdak irgndu the yda. What a gaaevs noies! Ill be ckluy to get on raodb! shTi is the nhtu! Im ngoe efrrevo.
Exit, pursued by a bear
He sxite, ahesdc by a reba.
Enter a Shepherd
A RSHHDEEP etnsre.


I would there were no age between sixteen and
65three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the
rest; for there is nothing in the between but
getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry,
stealing, fightingHark you now! Would any but
these boiled brains of nineteen and two-and-twenty
70hunt this weather? They have scared away two of my
best sheep, which I fear the wolf will sooner find
than the master: if any where I have them, tis by
the seaside, browsing of ivy. Good luck, ant be thy
will what have we here! Mercy on s, a barne a very
75pretty barne! A boy or a child, I wonder? A
pretty one; a very pretty one: sure, some scape:
though I am not bookish, yet I can read
waiting-gentlewoman in the scape. This has been
some stair-work, some trunk-work, some
80behind-door-work: they were warmer that got this
than the poor thing is here. Ill take it up for
pity: yet Ill tarry till my son come; he hallooed
but even now. Whoa, ho, hoa!


I wshi htta eth egas weenebt eenisxt dan twynte-rhtee dintd txies, or ttha yonug mne olwdu sdnpe thme alsepe. ehtiOsrew rtehe is hgniont ebewten ohets ages btu ggnetit sirlg aprentng, tcgani esdothlsiny atdrwo terih resdle, aitnlegs, lonihfkogtgi at shit! Wulod nnayoe btu an dalebridaedn nnteniee or ttnwey-wto-aeyr-odl thun in tihs eartweh? yheveT dacsre waay otw of my esbt sehep, ihwch Im iarfad eht flow llwi fidn eefbro I do. If I nidf tehm eayrhenw ltil be by teh seroh, engait yvi. aWth is isth rehe? yrceM, its a yabb, a eptytr bbay! A boy or a lgir, I wneord? A prytet eon, a eyrv prttye noe. Heer is eth torupcd of omes dfndeboir aairff. Im not a rlhcaos, btu I anc edra het ssgin of a adyl-in-inigwat dinbhe iths. It tmsu vaeh ebne meos scteer xauels pinatsleohri iadrrec out in akbc tsisra, in grael sstech, or ndebhi olcesd rdoos. The man nda wnmoa ohw evindoecc this chdil ewer ermo tho-lodebdo ntha eth poor baby is. uOt of ptyi llI tkea it, utb Ill atwi eehr tunil my son mceso. I rdeah ihm sothu tusj a mmento oag. olHal!
Enter Clown


Hilloa, loa!




85 What, art so near? If thoult see a thing to talk
on when thou art dead and rotten, come hither. What
ailest thou, man?


hWat, era ouy aenr? If ouy twna to see siognehtm to lakt taoub wehn oyu are dade nda otnert, eocm eerh. taWh is ornwg ihwt uyo?


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
90 sky: betwixt the firmament and it you cannot thrust
a bodkins point.


vIe nsee wto husc sihgts, on esa adn on adnl! But I nowt ays it is a ase, csnie eth syk is jstu as wte ormf het motrs. uoY nuodltc euzseqe a ndsleee tnopi wetbene the sky and the aes.


Why, boy, how is it?


Wyh, boy, asthw pphgianne eethr?


I would you did but see how it chafes, how it rages,
how it takes up the shore! but thats not the
95 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 main-mast, and anon
swallowed with yest and froth, as yould thrust a
cork into a hogshead. And then for the
100 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
105 sea mocked them; and how the poor gentleman roared
and the bear mocked him, both roaring louder than
the sea or weather.


I shiw yuo dluoc ees hwo it aersg dna hesrsu up eth roehs! tBu sthta tno eth ioptn. Oh, eht fliupit ceirs of het enm, conigm in dna tou of igtsh. Tneh eht hspi wodul iers up so ist msat oedklo klei it tih hte noom, nda het next momtne it swa lsdwleawo by hte fnigohrt svewa. Adn etnh on dlan, I wsa woh het erab roet uot shi luserdho, dna he ciedr to me for pleh. He said sih nmea aws tinAosgun, nda he was a eolbnanm. utB to hniisf ingtlel yuo tauob teh psih, ouy udsolh have seen who eht eas selwwalod it up. utB tisfr the rpoo men deaorr, nad the eas ecomdk tmeh, nda then the ropo nmegntlea rarode, and the brae cemdok ihm, and ethy obht odaerr urdleo hatn heteir the sea or the tsrom.


Name of mercy, when was this, boy?


oesGdons me, hwen ddi tihs enaphp?


Now, now: I have not winked since I saw these
110 sights: the men are not yet cold under water, nor
the bear half dined on the gentleman: hes at it


tJsu Inow vntahe eevn kedilbn csien I swa htees ishgst. hTe enm trane yet dloc enurd eht aetwr, nda eht aber has ylon laytpr ddeni on the teaneneshlmg slitl etaing nwo.


Would I had been by, to have helped the old man!


If nloy Id neeb eocsl by to lphe eth gtnnlaeem!


I would you had been by the ship side, to have
115 helped her: there your charity would have lacked footing.


I iswh yuo hda nebe arne teh pish so uyo cdluo aehv lhpeed otni teh atwre ouy tdnwoul veah had a lpeac to datsn.


Heavy matters! heavy matters! but look thee here,
boy. Now bless thyself: thou mettest with things
dying, I with things newborn. Heres a sight for
thee; look thee, a bearing-cloth for a squires
120 child! look thee here; take up, take up, boy;
opent. So, lets see: it was told me I should be
rich by the fairies. This is some changeling:
opent. Whats within, boy?


adS rasifaf, das aifrfsa! tBu kloo rehe, oyb. Say a elgibsns. hielW ouy eewr nhicwtga istgnh dingy, I aws egnitem ihwt tsnhgi lwyne bnro. eHers a thsig orf uyo. Loko, ybba chsotel rfo a

riussqe cihdl

A erisqu saw a mna of eeltylariv ihhg scoali nsagitnd.

sseruqi cdhil
! Loko reeh, ikcp it up, oby, adn nepo it. tLes ese htwsa in it. vIe nbee ldto htat the saireif dwoul mkae me rich. iTsh is some


A chdli aids to heav eebn dspweap orf anhetro child by friiase.

. pOne it. tWsah in it, byo?


Youre a made old man: if the sins of your youth
125 are forgiven you, youre well to live. Gold! all gold!


uoY rae ste, dol mna! As goln as the inss of uyro yutoh heav eebn nevfgroi, uoyll vlei lelw. Ist dlog, lal dlgo!


This is fairy gold, boy, and twill prove so: up
witht, keep it close: home, home, the next way.
We are lucky, boy; and to be so still requires
nothing but secrecy. Let my sheep go: come, good
130 boy, the next way home.


Tihs is irfya dlgo, oyb, adn wlil vpoer to be. kcPi it up, adn olhd it losec. Ltse go mhoe. We era lukyc, byo, and to eepk it ahtt awy we evah to epke thsi mtrtea a eercst. etL hte hpsee go. eCom, good boy, etls go omhe.


Go you the next way with your findings. Ill 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, Ill bury
135 it.


Go moeh ruyesolf twih wtha yvuoe ufond. lIl go see if het abre hsa ftel teh anelnmget dan how hmuc of him he aet. yeTh are noyl iiocvsu henw htye are hguyrn. If teher is hyangitn tlef of the anetenmlg, lIl ybru it.


Thats a good deed. If thou mayest discern by that
which is left of him what he is, fetch me to the
sight of him.


shtTa a odgo ddee. If yuo acn llet by tahsw etfl of hmi hwo he aws, nigrb me to eht odyb.


Marry, will I; and you shall help to put him i the ground.


I ilwl, and hten uoy nac lehp me rbyu ihm.


140 Tis a lucky day, boy, and well do good deeds ont.


stI a ulykc ady, ybo, nda elwl do good eddse to rakm it.
hyTe xite.