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The Winters Tale

By Shakespeare, William

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Title: The Winters Tale  
Author: Shakespeare, William
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Literature & drama
Collections: Classic Literature Collection, DjVu Editions Classic Literature
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Excerpt: The Winters Tale; Actus Primus -- Scoena Prima -- Enter Camillo and Archidamus. Arch. If you shall chance (Camillo) to visit Bohemia, on the like occasion whereon my services are now on- foot, you shall see (as I have said) great difference betwixt our Bohemia, and your Sicilia. Cam. I thinke, this comming Summer, the King of Sicilia meanes to pay Bohemia the Visitation, which hee justly owes him. Arch. Wherein our Entertainment shall shame us: we will be justified in our Loves: for indeed--Cam. Beseech you--Arch. Verely I speake it in the freedome of my know-ledge: we cannot with such magnificence--in so rare--I know not what to say--Wee will give you sleepie Drinkes, that your Sences (unintelligent of our insufficience) may, though they cannot prayse us, as little accuse us. Cam. You pay a great deale to deare, for what?s given freely. Arch. Beleeve me, I speake as my understanding instructs me, and as mine honestie puts it to utterance. Cam. Sicilia cannot shew himselfe over- kind to Bohemia: They were trayn?d together in their Child-hoods; and there rooted betwixt them then such an affection, which cannot chuse but braunch now. Since their more mature Dignities, and Royall Necessities, made seperation of their Societie, their Encounters (though not Personall) hath been Royally attornyed with enter- change of Gifts, Letters, loving Embassies, that they have seem?d to be together, though absent: shooke hands, as over a Vast; and embrac?d as it were from the ends of opposed Winds. The Heavens continue their Loves. Arch. I thinke there is not in the World, either Malice or Matter, to alter it. You have an unspeakable comfort of your young Prince Mamillius: it is a Gentleman of the greatest Promise, that ever came into my Note. Cam. I very well agree with you, in the hopes of him ...

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Winters Tale, 1 -- Actus Primus. Scoena Prima., 1 -- Scoena Secunda., 2 -- Actus Secundus. Scena Prima., 14 -- Scena Secunda., 19 -- Scaena Tertia., 21 -- Actus Tertius. Scena Prima., 26 -- Scoena Secunda., 27 -- Scaena Tertia., 33 -- Actus Quartus. Scena Prima., 36 -- Scena Secunda., 37 -- Scena Tertia., 38 -- Scena Quarta., 41 -- Actus Quintus. Scena Prima., 61 -- Scoena Secunda., 67 -- Scaena Tertia., 71


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