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The Winter's Tale

William Shakespeare

  Act 3 Scene 3

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CLOWN

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
135it.

YOKEL

Go home yourself with what you’ve found. I’ll go see if the bear has left the gentleman and how much of him he ate. They are only vicious when they are hungry. If there is anything left of the gentleman, I’ll bury it.

SHEPHERD

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

SHEPHERD

That’s a good deed. If you can tell by what’s left of him who he was, bring me to the body.

CLOWN

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

YOKEL

I will, and then you can help me bury him.

SHEPHERD

140’Tis a lucky day, boy, and we’ll do good deeds on’t.

SHEPHERD

It’s a lucky day, boy, and we’ll do good deeds to mark it.
Exeunt.
They exit.