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Fall not from off your tongue so evenly,
That I was wont to see.
Thou art deceived, boy :
And she does clap thy cheeks?
And she does kiss, thee boy? ha!
She kisses thee?
Not so, my lord.
No, by my life.
I bade her do it; I charged her, by all charms 194
Is she not all a lasting mine of joy?
Were so perplexed : when first I went to her,
Whereto you tend. Fall rocks upon his head
To bring that noble frame of yours to nought. Phi. Thou think'st I will be angry with thee. Come,
Thou shalt know all my drift : I hate her more 201
life last ages.
Bel. My lord, you did mistake the boy you sent :
Had she the lust of sparrows or of goats,
Oh, my heart !
[Draws his sword.
As I do now thy face.
Why, so you do.
The points of swords, tortures, nor bulls of brass,
Should draw it from me.
Then it is no time
For I do hate thee : I could curse thee now.
The gods have not a punishment in store
Greater for me than is your hate.
240 Bel. By Heaven I never did; and when I lie
To save my life, may I live long and loathed !
Because you made 'em so.
Fear'st thou not death?
Oh, what boy is he
Thus without reason?
Oh, but thou dost not know What 'tis to die. Bel.
Yes, I do know, my lord : 'Tis less than to be born; a lasting sleep;
A quiet resting from all jealousy,
That must be lost.
But there are pains, false boy,
Thy heart will melt, and thou wilt utter all.
You speak of; kill me !
Oh, what should I do?
That will distract me, that will make me mad,
Let me not see thee.
I will fly as far
And I shall rest at peace.
Blessing be with thee, Whatever thou deserv'st! (Exit Bellario.)-Oh, where shall I
290 Go bathe this body? Nature too unkind, That made no medicine for a troubled mind!
Arethusa's Apartment in the Palace.
Are. I marvel my boy comes not back again :