LAMPRIUS, a SOOTHSAYER, Rannius,
IRAS, MARDIAN the eunuch, and
Lord Alexas, sweet Alexas, most anything Alexas,
most absolute Alexas, where’s the soothsayer that
praised so to th’ Queen? Oh that I knew this
which, you say, must charge his horns with garlands!
) Is this the man? (to
) Is ’t you, sir, that know things?
In nature’s infinite book of secrecy
A little I can read.
) Show him your hand.
(to servants within)
Bring in the banquet quickly. Wine enough
Cleopatra’s health to drink.
(giving hand to
) Good sir, give me good
I make not, but foresee.
15Pray, then, foresee me one.
You shall be yet far fairer than you are.
others) He means in flesh.
No, you shall paint when you are old.
20Vex not his prescience. Be
You shall be more beloving than beloved.