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Who cannot be new built: nor has no friends, For idiots, in this case of favour, would
(The Queen drops a Bor : Pisanio takes it up. Be wisely definite : nor i’ the appetite;
Not so allured to feed.
(That satiate yet unsatisfied desire,
(To Pisunio. As thou'lt desire ; and then myself, I chiefly, My nian's abode where I did leave him; he That set thee on to this desert, am bound
Is strange and peevish. To load thy merit richly.. Call my women :
Pis. I was going, Sir, Think on niy words. (Exit Pisa.)- A sly and con- To give him welcome.
(Erit Pisanio. stant knave;
Imo. Continues well any lord ? His health, 'beNot to be shaked : the agent for his master;
seech you? And the remiembrancer of her, to hold
lach. Well, madam. The hand fast to her lord. I have given him that, Imo. Is he disposed to mirth? I hope, he is. Which, if he take, shall quite unpeople her
lach. Exceeding pleasant; none a stranger there Of liegerse for her sweet; and which she, after, So merry and so gamesome: he is call'd Except she bend her humour, shall be assured The Briton reveller.
Imo. When he was here,
Ke did incline to sadness; and ofl-times
lach. I never saw him sad.
A Gallian girl at honie: he furnaces
The thick sighs from him ; whiles the jolly Briton I'll choke myseli : there s all I'll do for yon. (Your lord, I mean), langhs Iron's free lungs, cries,
Can my sides hold, to think, that man,—who knows SCENE VII.-Another Room in the same. By history, report, or his own proof,
li hal monun is, yra, what she cannot choose
But must be,—will his free hours languish jor
Imo. Will my lord say so?
laughter. Vexations of it! Had I been thief.stolen,
It is recreation to be by, As my two brothers, happy! but most miserable And hear him mock the Frenchman : but, heavens Is the desire that's glorious: Biess'd be thiose,
know, How mean soe'er, that have their honest wills, Some inen are much to blame. Which seasons comfort.-Who may this be? Fie! Imo. Not lie, 1 hope.
lach. Not he: but yet heaven's bounty towards Enter PISanto and LACRIMO.
him might Pis. Madam, a noble gentleman of Rome; Be used more thankfully. In himself, 'tis much; Come from my lord with letters.
In you,—which I count his, beyond ali talents, Jach. Change you, madam?
Whilst I am bound to wonder, I am bound The worthy Leonatus is in safety,
To pity loo. And greets your highness dearly.
Imo. What do you pity, Sir ?
(Presents a Letter. Luch. Two creatures, heartily. Imo. Thanks, good Sir:
Imo. Am I one, Sir! You are kindly welcome.
You look on me;' what wreck discern you in me, lach. All of her, that is out of door, most rich! Deserves your pity!
(Aside. lach. Lamentable! What! If she be furnish'd with a mind so rare,
To hide me from the radiant sun, and solace She is alone the Arabian bird; and I
l' the dungeon by a snuff? Have lost the wager. Boldness be my friend! Imo. I pray you, Sir, Arm me, audacity, from head to foot!
Deliver with more openness your answers Or, like the Parthian, I shall flying fight;
To my demands. Why do you pity met Rather, directly fly.
lach. That others do, Imo. (Reads. He is one of the noblest note, to I was about to say, enjoy your“-But whose kindnesses I am most infiniltly tied. Rejlect It is an office of the gods to venge it, upon him accordingly, as you culue your truest Not mine to speak on't.
LEURATUS. Imo. You do seern to know So far I read aloud :
Something of me, or what concerns me; 'Pray you, But even the very middle of my heart
(Since doubling ihings go ill, often hurts more
Either are past remedies; or, timely knowing,
What both you spur and stopt.
lach. Had I this cheek
That mount the Capitol ; join gripes with hands
Made hard with hourly falsehood (falsehood, as
Base and mulustrous as ine smoky light
. Shy and foolish.
What you seem anxious to utter, and yet with • Ambassadors.
+ Making mouths. hold.
That all the plagues of hell should at one time To buy a present for the emperor;
Which 1, the factor for the rest, have done
In France : 'tis plate, of rare device; and jewels Has torgot Britain.
Of rich and exquisite form ; their values great; lach. And himself. Not I,
And I am soineihing curious, being strange, Inelined to this intelligence, pronounce
To have thein in safe stowage; may it please you Tae beggary of his change ; but 'lis your graces To take them in protection? That, from my mutest conscience, to my tongue, Imo. Willingly; Charms this report out.
And pawn mine honour for their safety : since Isno. Let me hear no more.
My lord hath interest in them, I will keep them lack. O dearest soul! your cause doth strike my In my bed-chamber. heart
Iach. They are in a trunk, With pity, that doth make me sick. A lady Attended by my men: I will make bold do fair, and fasten'd to an empery,
To send them to you, only for this night; Would make the great'st king double! to be part. I must aboard to-morrow. nerd
Imo. 0, no, no. With tomboys t, hired with that self-exhibition t luch. Yes, 'I beseech; or I shall short my word, Which your own coffers yield ! with diseased ven. By length'ning my return. From Gallia tures,
I cross'd the seas on purpose, and on promise Tuat play with all infirmities for gold
To see your grace.
But not a way to morrow?
lach. O, I must, madam; Recoil from your great stock.
Therefore, I shall beseech you, if you please Ino. Revenged !
To greet your lord with writing, do't to-night: How should I be revenged? If this be true
I have outstood my time; which is material (as I have such a heart, that both inine ears
To the tender of our present. Nust not in haste abuse), it it be true,
Imo. I will write. How should I be revenged i
Send your trunk to me; it shall safe be kept, lach. Should he make me
And wuly yielded you: you are very welcome. Lave like Diana's priest, betwixt cold sheets ;
(Exeunt. Whiles he is vaulting variable ramps, In your despite, upon your purse? Revenge it.
SCENE 1.-Court before Cymbeline's Palace.
Enter CLOTEN, and two LORDS.
Clo. Was there ever man had such luck! When I
1 Lord. What got he by that? You have broke Prom thy report, as thou from honour; and his pate with your bowl. Solicit'st here a lady, that disdains
2 Lord. It his wit had been like him that broke Thee and the devil alike. What ho, Pisanio! it, it would have run all out.
(Aside. The king my father shall be made acquainted
Clo. W en’a gentleman is disposed to swear, it is Of thy assault: if he shall think it fit,
not for any standers-by to curtail his oaths : Ha? A saucy stranger, in his court, to mart
2 Lord. No, my lord ; nor (A side.) crop the ears As in a Romish stew, and to expound
of them. His beastly mind to us ; he hath a court
Clo. Whoreson dog !-I give him satisfaction He little cares for, and a daughter whoin
'Would, he had been one of my rank ! He not respects at all.-What ho, Pisanio!
2 Lord. To have smelt like a fool. (Aside. lach. O happy Leonatus! I may say ;
Clo. I am not more vex'd at any thing in the The credit, that thy lady hath of thee,
earth,- A pox on't! I had rather not be so noble as Deserves thy trast; and thy most perfect goodness 1 am; they dare not fight with me, because of the Her assured credit :- Blessed live you long! queen my mother: every jack-slave hath his belly A lady to the worthiest Sir, that ever
full of tighting, and I must go up and down like a Country call'd his ! and you his mistress, only cock that nobody can match. Por the most worthiest fit ! Give me your pardon. 2 Lord. You are a cock and capon too; and you I have spoke this, to know if your ašiance crow, cock, with your comb on.
[Aside. Were deeply rooted ; and shall make your lord, Clo. Sayest thou ? That which he is, new o'er : and he is one
1 Lord. It is not fit, your lordship should underThe truest manner'd; such a holy witch,
take every companion that you give offence to. That he enchants societies unto him;
Clo. No, I know that: but it is fit, I should comHalf all men's hearts are his.
mit offence to my inferiors. Imo. You make amends.
2 Lord, Ay, it is fit for your lordship only. Iuch. He sits 'mongst men, like a descended god : Clo. Why, so I say. He hath a kind of honour sets him oft,
i Lord. Did you hear of a stranger, that's come More than a mortal seeming. Be not angry,
to court to-night? Most mighty princess, that I have adventured Clo. A stranger! and I not know on't ! To try your taking a false report ; which hath 2 Lord. He's a strange fellow himself, and knows Honourd with confirmation your great judgnient
(Aside. In the election of a Sir so rare,
I Lord. There's an Italian come; and, 'tis thought, Which you know, cannot err :'the love I bear him one of Leonatus' friends. Alade me to fan $ you thus; but the gods made you, Clo. Leonatus? a banish'd rascal ; and he's anoUnlike all others, chaffless. Pray, your pardon. ther, whatsoe'er he be. Who told you of this Imo. All's well, Sir: take my power i'ihe court stranger? for yours.
1 Lord. One of your lordship's pages. Iach. My humble thanks. I had a!ınost forgot Clo. Is it fit I went to look upon him? Is there To entreat your grace but in a small request, no derogation in't ? yet of moment too, for it concerns
1 Lord. You cannot derogate ý, my lord. Your lord ; myself, and other noble friends,
Clo. Not easily, I think. Are partners in the business.
2 Lord. You are a fool granted ; therefore your Imo. Pray, what is't?
issues being foolish, do not derogate. (Aside. lach. Some dozen Romans of us, and your lord, Clo. Come, I'll go see this Italian: what I have (The best feather of our wing), have mingled sums,
• A stranger. Sovereign command.
+ Wantons. + He is describing his fate at bowls; the jack is Allowance, pension.
the small bowl at which the others are aimed. $ To fan, is to winnow.
§ i. e. Degrade yourself.
lost to-day at bowls, I'll win to-night of him. Come. May bare the raven's eye: I lodge in fear ;
Though this a heavenly angel, hell is here.
(Goes into the Trunk.-The Scene closes.
Enter Cloten and Lords.
loss, the most coldest that ever turn'd up ace.
Clo. It would make any man cold to lose.
1 Lord. But not every man patient, after the no-
if I could get this foolish Imogen, I should have To enjoy thy banish'd lord, and this great land ! gold enough : Il's almost morning, is't not?
(Exit. 1 Lord. Day, my lord.
Clo. I would this music would come: I am ad. SCENE II.- A Bed-Chamber ; in one Part of it a vised to give her music o' mornings; they say, it Trunk.
Come on ; lune: if you can penetrate her with
your fingering, so; we'll try with tongue too : if Imo. What hour is it ?
none will do, let her remain ; but I'll never give Ludy. Almost midnight, madam.
o'er. Firsi, a very excellent good-conceited thing; Imo. I have read three hours then : mine eyes after, a wonderful sweet air, with admirable rich are weak :
words to it,-and then let her consider.
Ilark ! hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings,
And Phabus 'gins arise,
Ilis steeds to water at those springs
On chaliced flowers that lies ;
And rinking Vary.buds begin
To ope their golden eyes;
With every thing that pretty bin :
My lady suect, arise ;
your music the better t: if it do not, it is a vice in
Enter CYMBELINE and QUEEN.
2 Lord. Here comes the king.
reason I was up so early : he cannot choose but
Will she not forth?
Cym. The exile of her minion is too new;
Must wear the print of his remembrance out,
And then she's yours.
Who lets go by no vantages, that may
(Taking of her Bracelet. To orderly solicits; and be friended
Increase your services : so seen, as if
You were inspired to do those duties which
Enter a MESSENGER.
The one is Caius Lucius.
But that's no fault of his : we must receive him
And towards himself his goodness forespent on us
Attend the queen, and us; we shall have need
+ Will pay you more for it, tice. The white shin laced with blue veins. 1 With solicitations not only proper, but well1 Tapesuy.
As employ you towards this Roman.-Come, our But what thou art, besides, thou wert too base queen. (Exeunt Cymbeline, Queen, Lords, To be his groom : thou wert dignified enougli, and Mess.
Even to the point of envy, if 'lwere made C. If she be up, I'll speak with her; if not, Coniparative for your virtues, lo be styled L. her lie still, and dream.-By your leave ho - The under-hangman of his kingdom; and hated
(Knocks. For being preferr'd so well. Iknse her women are about her: what
Clo. The south-fog rot him ! ! I do line one of their hands? 'Tis gold
Imo. He never can meet more mischance, than Nach bays admillance; oft it doth ; yea, and makes
To be hat named of thee. His meanest garment, I una's rangers false themselves, yield up
That ever hath but clipp'd his body, is dearer,
Clo. His garment ? Now, the devil-
Imo. To Dorothy niy woman hie thee presen One of her women lawyer to me; for
ly :1 set not onderstand the case myself.
Clo. His garment? Bis yoor leave.
(Knocks. Imo. I am sprighted with a fool;
Frighted, and anger'd worse :-Go, bid my woman Enter a LADY.
Search for a jewel, that too casually Lady. Who's there, that knocks?
Haih left mine arm ; it was thy master's : 'shrew Cle. A gentleman.
me, Lady. No more?
If I would lose it for a revenue Cle. Yes, and a gentlewoman's son.
of any king's in Europe. I do think, lady. That's more
I saw't this morning : confident I am,
That I kiss augnt but he.
Pis. 'Twill not be lost. Ledy. Ay,
Imo. I hope so: go, and search, (Exit Pis. To keep her chamber.
C'lo. You have abused me :Cle. There's gold for you; sell me your good re
His meanest garment ? port.
Imo. Ay; I said so, Sir. Lady. How! my good name? or to report of you If you will make't an action, call witness to't. What I shall think is good ?—The princess
Člo. I will inform your father.
Imo. Your mother too :
She's my good Jady ; and will conceive, I hope,
(Erit. Ins. Good-morrow, Sir : you lay out too much Clo. I'll be revenged : pains His meanest garment?-Well.
parchasing but trouble: the thanks I give, by telling you that I am poor of thanks,
SCENE IV.-Rome.-An Apartment in Philario's And scarce can spare them.
Enter PostHUMUS and PHILARIO.
Post. Fear it not, Sir: I would, I were so sure That I regard it not.
To win the king, as I am bold, her honour (lo. This is no answer.
Will remain hers. ino. But that you shall not say I yield, being si.
Phi. What means do yon make to him? lent,
Post. Not any; but abide the change of time; I would not speak. I pray you, spare me : l' faith, Quake in the present winter's state, and wish I shall unfold equal discourtesy
That warmer days would come : in these fear'd To your best kindness ; one of your great knowing hopes, Should learny, being taught, forbearance.
I barely gratify your love ; they failing, Clo. To leave you in your madness, 'twere my
I must die much your debtor.
Phi. Your very goodness, and your company,
O'erpays all I can do. By this, your king Imo. Pools are not mad folks.
Hatli lieard of great Augustus : Caius Lucius Clo. Do you call me fool ?
Will do his commission throughly : and, I think, Imo. As I am mad, I do :
He'll grant the tribute, send the arrearages, If you'll be patient, i'll no more be mad;
Or look upon our Romans, whose remembrance That cures us both. I am much sorry, Sir,
Is yet fresh in their grief. You put me to forget a lady's manners,
Post. I do believe By being so verbai*: and learn now, for all, (Statist + though I am none, nor like to be), That I, which know my heart, do here pronounce, That this will prove a war; and you shall'hcar By the very truth of it, I care not for you; The legions, now in Gallia, sooner landed And am so near the lack of charity,
In our not-fearing Britain, than have tidings To accuse myself) i hate you : which I had rather of any penny tribute paid. Our coutrymen You felt, than make't my boast.
Are men more order'd, than when Julius Cæsar Clo. You sin against
Smiled at their lack of skill, but found their courage Obedience, which you owe your father. For
Worihy his frowning at: their discipline The contract you pretend with that base wretch, (Now mingled with their courages) will make (One, bred of alms, and foster'd with cold dishes,
known With scraps o' the court), it is no contract, none: To their approvers t, they are people, such And though it be allow'd in meaner parties, That mend upon the world. fiet who, than he, more mean ?) to knit their souls
Enter IachinO. (Ou whom there is no more dependency But brats and beggary) in self-tigured knot +; Phi. See! Machino? you are curb'd from that enlargement by
Post. The swiftest harts have posted you by land : The consequence oʻthe crown ; and must not soil And winds of all the corners kiss'd your sails, The precious note of it with a base slave,
To make your vessel nimble. A hilding I for a livery, a squire's cloth,
Phi. Welcome, Sir. A pantler, not so eminent.
Post. I hope, the briefness of your answer made Imo. Profane fellow!
The speediness of your return. Wert thou the son of Jupiter, and no more,
Iach. Your lady
Is one the sairest that I have look'd upon.
+ Statesman. * A low fellow, only fit io wear a livery.
To those who try them.
sin : I will not.
Post. And, therewithal, the best ; or let her Post. Jove! beauty
Once more let me belold it: Is it that look through a casement !o allare false hearts, Which I left with her! And be false with them.
lach. Sir (I thank her), that: Iack. Here are letters for you.
She stripp'a it from her arm ; I see her yet ; Post. Their tenour good, I trust.
Her pretty acriou did outsell her gift, luch. 'Tis very like.
And yet enrichi'd it wo: she gave it me, and said Phi. Was Caius Lucius in the Britain court, She prized it once. When you were there?
Post. May be, slie pluck'd it off, lach. He was expected then,
To send it me. But not approach'd.
lach. She writes so to you ? dotle she? Post. All is well yet.
Post. 0, no, no, no; 'iis true. Here, take this Sparkles this stone as it was wont ? or is't not
(Gives the Ring Too dull for your good wearing?
It is a basilisk unto mine eye, luci. If I have lost it,
Kills me to look on't :-Let there be no honour, I should have lost the worth of it in gold.
Where there is beauty ; wruth, where semblance I'll make a journey twice as far, lo enjoy
love A second night of sncli sweet shortness, which Where there's another man: the vows of women Was inine in Britain ; for the ring is won.
of no more bondage be, to where they are made, Post. The stone's too hard to come by.
Than they are to their virtues; which is nothing :lach. Not a whit,
0, above measure, false! Your lady being so easy.
Phi. Have patience, Sir,
And take your ring again; 'tis not yet won :
Who knows if one of her women, being corrupted, lach. Good Sir, we must,
Hath stolen it from her? If you keep covenant: had I not brought
Post. Very true; The k:owledge of your mistress home, I grant And so, I hope, he came by't:- Back my ring ;We were to question further : but I now
Render to me some corporal sign about her, Profess myself the winner of her honour,
More evident than this; for this was stolen. Together wi:ll your ring ; and not the wronger lach. By Jupiter, I had it from her arm. of bier, or you, having proceeded but
Post. Hark you, he swears; by Jupiter he swears. By both your wills.
'Tis true ;-nay, keep the ring-lis irue: I am sure, who Post. If you can make't apparent
She would not lose it ; her attendants are
Is this, she hath bought the name of whore thus lach. Sir, my circumstances,
dearly.Being so near the truth, as I will make them, There, take thy hire ; and all the fiends of hell Must tirst induce you to believe : whose strength
Divide themselves between you ! I will contirm with oath ; which, I doubt not, Phi. Sir, be patient :
* You'll give me leave lo spare, when you shall find This is not strong enough to be believed Yon need it not.
of one persuaded well of Post. Proceed.
Post. Never talk on't ; Inch. First, her bed-chamber
She hath been colled by him. (Where, I confess, I slept pol; but, prosess,
Jach. If you seek
(Worthy the pressing), lies a mole, right proud
This stain upon her ?
Another stain, as big as hell can hold,
Were there no more but it. Post. This is true;
lach. Will you hear more? And this you might have heard of here, by me, Post. Spare your arithmetic : never count the Or by some other.
turns ; lach. More particulars
Once, and a million ! Must jusufy niy knowledge.
luch. I'll be sworn, Post. So they must,
Post. No swearing. Or do your honour injury.
If you will swear you have not done't, you lie; lach. The chimney
And I will kill thee, if thou dost deny
lach. I will deny nothing. So likely to report themselves : tlie cutter
Post. 0, that I had her here, to tear her limb. Was as another Nature, dumb; outwent her,
meal! Motion and breath left out.
I will go there, and do't; i' the court; before Post. This is a thing,
Her father :-I'll do something
(Erit, Which you might from relation likewise reap; Phi. Quite besides Being, as it is, much spoke of.
The government of patience !-You have won : lach. The root o' the chamber
Let's follow him, and pervert the present wrath With golden cherubins is fretted: her andirons He hath against himself. (I had forgot them), were two winking Cupids lach. With all my heart.
(Exeunt. or silver, each on one foot standing, nicely Depending on their brands t.
SCENE V.- The same.
Another Room in the same. Post. This is her honour! Let it be granted, you have seen all this (and praise
Enter Post HUMUS. Be given to your remembrance), the description Post. Is there no way for men to be, but women Of what is in her chamber, nothing saves
Must be hali-workers! We are bastards all; The wager you have laid.
And tbat most venerable man, which I lach. Then, if you can,
Did call my father, was I know not where
The Dian of that time : so doth my wife
The nonpareil of this.-0 vengeance, vengeance !
Me of my lawful pleasure she resti ain'd,
• The badge; the token.