What is the correct citation for Perdita's speech which says "thou met'st with things dying and I with things newborn"?

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This exchange actually takes place between the Clown and the Old Shepherd in 3.3.102-106:

Old Shepherd: Heavy matters, heavy matters. But look thee here, boy. Now bless thyself. Thou mests with things dying. I with things new-born. Here's a sight for thee. Look thee, a bearing cloth for a squire's child.

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the correct cite is 'thou mat'st with the things dying, and I do well with things newborn, and the calf in which dies upon summer is thou'st time's renewed.'

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