There’s some ill planet reigns: I must be patient till the heavens look With an aspect more favourable.
Happy star reign now!
When daffodils begin to peer,— With, hey! the doxy over the dale,— Why, then comes in the sweet o’ the year: For the red blood reigns in the winter’s pale.
Let me pass The same I am, ere ancient’st order was Or what is now received: I witness to The times that brought them in; so shall I do To the freshest things now reigning, and make stale The glistering of this present, as my tale Now seems to it.
Our king, being ready to leap out of himself for joy of his found daughter, as if that joy were now become a loss, cries ’O, thy mother, thy mother!’ then asks Bohemia forgiveness; then embraces his son-in-law; then again worries he his daughter with clipping her; now he thanks the old shepherd, which stands by like a weather-bitten conduit of many kings’ reigns.