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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;
So much as but to prop him !—Thon lak'st up Sluttery, lo such neat excellence opposed,
Thou know'st not what; but take it for thy labour : Should make desire vomit empuness,
It is a thing I made, which hath the king

Not so allured to feed.
Five limes redeem'd from death : I do not know Ino. What is the matter, trow!
What is more cordial :-Nay, I proythee, lake it; lach. The cloyed will,
It is an earnest of a further good

(That satiate yet unsatisfied desire,
That I mean to thee. Tell thy mistress how That lub both tilld and running), ravening first
The case stands with her ; do't, as from thyself. The lamb, longs after for the garbage.
Think what a chance thou changest on; but think Imo. What, dear Sir,
Thou hast thy mistress still; to boot, my son, Thus raps you ? Are you well?
Who shall take notice of thee: Pll move the king lach. Thanks, madam; well ;-'Beseech, yon,
To any shape of thy preferment, such

Sir, 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,
Re-enter Pisanio, and Ladies.

Ke did incline to sadness; and ofl-times
To taste of too. So, so ;-well done, well done: Not knowing why:
The violets, cowslips, and the primroses,

lach. I never saw him sad.
Bear to my closet : fare thee well, Pisanio; There is a Frenchman his companion, one
Think on my words. (Exeunt Queen and Ladies. An eminent monsieur, that, it seeins, much loves
Pis. And shall do:

A Gallian girl at honie: he furnaces
But when to my good lord I prove untrue,

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,

(Erit.

0!

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
Enter Ixogen.

But must be,—will his free hours languish jor
Imo. A father cruel, and a step-dame false ; Assured bonduge ?
A foolish suitor to a wedded lady,

Imo. Will my lord say so?
That hath her husband banish'd :-0, that husband! lach. Ay, niadam ; with his eyes in food with
My supreme crown of grief! and those repeated

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
ls warm’d by the rest, and takes it thankfully:- Than to be sure they do: for certainties
You are as welcome, worthy Sir, as I

Either are past remedies; or, timely knowing,
Have words to bid you ; and shall find it so, The remedy then born), discover to nie
In all that I can do.

What both you spur and stopt.
Tach. Thanks, fairest lady.--

lach. Had I this cheek
Wiat! are men mad? Hath nature given them eyes To bathe iny lips upon ; this hand, whose touch,
To see this vaulted arch, and the rich crop Whose every touch, would force the feeler's soul
Or sea and land, whuch can distinguish ixt To the oath of loyalty ; this object, which
The fiery orbs above, and the twinn'd stones Takes prisoner the wild motion of mine eye,
Upon the number'd beach ? and can we not Fixing it only here : should I (damu'd then),
Partition make with spectacles so precious Slaver with lips as common as the stairs
Twixt fair and foul?

That mount the Capitol ; join gripes with hands
Imo. What makes your admiration!

Made hard with hourly falsehood (falsehood, as
luch. It cannot be i' the eye; for apes and mon- With labour); then lic peeping in an eye,
kies,

Base and mulustrous as ine smoky light
Twixtiwosach shes, would chatter this way, and that's fed with slinking tailow; it were tit,
Contemo with mowst the other : oor i' the judg.
ment;

. Shy and foolish.

What you seem anxious to utter, and yet with • Ambassadors.

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That all the plagues of hell should at one time To buy a present for the emperor;
Escounter such revolt.

Which 1, the factor for the rest, have done
Imo. My lord, I fear,

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.
Which rottenness can lend mature! such boil'd stuff, Imo. I thank you for your pains;
As well might poison poison ! Be revenged;

But not a way to morrow?
Or she, that bore you, was no queen, and you

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.

ACT II.
Inedicate myself to your sweet pleasure ;
More poble than that runagate to your bed;

SCENE 1.-Court before Cymbeline's Palace.
And will continue tast to your allection,
Still close, as sure.

Enter CLOTEN, and two LORDS.
Imo, Whar ho, Pisanio!

Clo. Was there ever man had such luck! When I
lach. Let me my service tender on your lips. kiss'd the jack upon an up-cast t, to be hit away!
Imo. Away !-1 do condemn mine ears, that have I had a hundred pound on't: and then a whoreson
So long attended thee.-If thou wert honourable, jackanapes must take me up for swearing; as if I
Thou wouldst have told this tale for virtue, not borrow'd mine oaths of him, and might not spend
For such an end thou seek'st; as base, as strange. them at my pleasure.
Thou wrong'st a gentleman, who is as far

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

it not.

(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.

Fellow.

§ i. e. Degrade yourself.

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lost to-day at bowls, I'll win to-night of him. Come. May bare the raven's eye: I lodge in fear ;
5o.

Though this a heavenly angel, hell is here.
2 Lord. I'll attend your lordship.

(Clock strikes.
(Exeunt Cloten and first Lord. One, two, three,-Time, time!
That such a crafty devil as is his mother

(Goes into the Trunk.-The Scene closes.
Should vield the world this ass! A woman, that
Bears all down with her brain; and this her son SCENE III.--An Ante Chamber adjoining Imogen's
Cannot take two from twenty for his heart,

Apartment.
And leave eighteen. Alas, poor princess,

Enter Cloten and Lords.
Thou divine Imogen, what thou endurest!
Betwixt a father by thy step-dame govern'd; 1 Lord. Your lordship is the most patient man in
A mother bourly coining plots; a wooer,

loss, the most coldest that ever turn'd up ace.
More hateful than the foul expulsion is

Clo. It would make any man cold to lose.
Of thy dear husband, than that horrid act

1 Lord. But not every man patient, after the no-
Of the divorce he'd niake! The heavens hold firm ble temper of your lordship; you are most hot, and
The walls of my dear honour; keep unshaked furious, when you win.
That temple, ihy fair mind ; that thou may'st Clo. Winning would put any man into courage :
stand,

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.

will penetrate.
IMOGEN reading in her Bed; a LADY attending.

Enter MUSICIANS.
Imo. Who's there ? my woman Helen?

Come on ; lune: if you can penetrate her with
Lady. Please you, madam.

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.
Hold down the leaf where I have left: to bed :
Take not away the taper, leave it burning ;

Song.
And if thou canst awake by four o'the clock,

Ilark ! hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings,
I priythee, call me. Sleep hath seized me wholly.

And Phabus 'gins arise,
(Exit Ludy.

Ilis steeds to water at those springs
To your protection I commend me, gods!

On chaliced flowers that lies ;
From fairies, and the tempters of the night,

And rinking Vary.buds begin
Guard me, beseech ye!

To ope their golden eyes;
(Sterps.- Iachimo, from the Trunk.
Tach. The crickeis sing, and man's o'er-labour'd

With every thing that pretty bin :

My lady suect, arise ;
Repairs itself by rest : our Tarqnin thus

Arise, arise.
Did softly press the rushes, ere he waken'd So, get you gone : if this penetrate, I will consider
The chastity he wounded.--Cytherea,

your music the better t: if it do not, it is a vice in
How bravely thou becomest thy bed! Fresh lily ! her ears, which horse-hairs, and cats-guts, nor the
And whiter than the sheets ! That I might touch! voice of unpaved eunuch to boot, can never amend.
But kiss ; one kiss !--Rubies unparagon'd,

(Exeunt Musicians.
How dearly they do't ! -'Tis her breathing that

Enter CYMBELINE and QUEEN.
Perfumes the chamber thus: the flame o' the
ta per

2 Lord. Here comes the king.
Bows toward her; and wonld under-peep lier lids, Clo. I am glad, I was up so late ; for that's the
To see the enclosed lights, now canopied

reason I was up so early : he cannot choose but
Under these windows : white and azure, laced take this service I have done, fatherly.--Good mor.
With blue of heaven's own linett.—But my design? row to your majesty, and to my gracious mother.
To note the chamber :-) will write all down :- Cym. Attend you here the door of our stern
Such, and such, pictures :— There the window :-

daughter?
Such

Will she not forth?
The adornment of her bed ;-The arrast, figures, Clo. I have assail'd her with music, but she
Why, such, and such :-And the contents o' the vonchsafes no notice.
story,

Cym. The exile of her minion is too new;
Ah, but some natural notes about her body, She hath not yet forgot him : some more time
Above ten thousand meaner moveables

Must wear the print of his remembrance out,
Would testify, to enrich mine inventory :

And then she's yours.
O sieep, thou ape of death, lie dull mpon her! Queen. You are most bound to the king;
And be her sense but as a monument,

Who lets go by no vantages, that may
Thus in a chapel lying !-Come ofl', come off ;- Prefer you to his daughter: frame yourself

(Taking of her Bracelet. To orderly solicits; and be friended
As slippery, as the Gerdian knot was hard ! - With aptness of the season 1: make denials
'Tis mine; and this will witness outwardily,

Increase your services : so seen, as if
As strongly as the conscience does within,

You were inspired to do those duties which
To the madding of her lord. On her left breast You tender lv her ; that you in all obey her,
A mole cinque-spotted, like the crimson drops Save when command to your dismission tends,
l' the bottom of a cowslip: here's a voucher, And therein you are senseless.
Stronger than ever law could make: this secret Clo. Senseless ? not so.
Will force him think I have pick'd the lock, and

Enter a MESSENGER.
ta'en
The treasure of her honour. No more.-To what Mess. So like you, Sir, ambassadors from Rome;
end?

The one is Caius Lucius.
Why should I write this down, that's rivetted, Cym. A worthy fellow,
Screw'd to my memory? She hath been reading Albeit he comes on angry purpose now ;
late

But that's no fault of his : we must receive him
The tale of Tereus ; here the leaf's turn'd down, According to the honour of his sender;
Where Philomel gave up;-I have enough :

And towards himself his goodness forespent on us
To the trunk again, and shut the spring of it. We must extend our notice.-Our dear soo,
Swift, swift, you dragons of the night 1-that dawn. When you have given good morning to your mis.
ing

tress,

Attend the queen, and us; we shall have need
• It was ancientiy the custom to strew chambers
with rushek.

• Cups.

+ Will pay you more for it, tice. The white shin laced with blue veins. 1 With solicitations not only proper, but well1 Tapesuy.

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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,
Their deer to the stand of the stealer; and 'tis gold in my respect, than all the hairs above thee,
Thich makes the true man kill'd, and saves the Were they all made such men,– How now, Pisanio ?
thief;

Enter PISANIO.
Say, sometime, hangs both thief and true nan :
What

Clo. His garment ? Now, the devil-
Can it not do, and undo? I will make

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,
Tan some, whose lailors are as dear as yours, Last night 'twas on mine arm; I kiss'd it:
Caa justly boast of: What's your lordship's plea. I hope, it be not gone, to tell my lord
sure 3

That I kiss augnt but he.
Cle. Your lady's person: Is she ready?

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 :
Enter Imogen.

She's my good Jady ; and will conceive, I hope,
Clo. Good-morrow, fairest sister : your sweet But the worst of nie. So I leave you, Sir,
hand.
To the worst of discontent.

(Erit. Ins. Good-morrow, Sir : you lay out too much Clo. I'll be revenged : pains His meanest garment?-Well.

[Erit. Por

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.

House.
Clo. Still, I swear, I love you.

Enter PostHUMUS and PHILARIO.
Ins. If you but said so, 'twere as deep with me :
If you swear still, your recompense is still

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.
So verbose, so full of talk.
In knots of their own tying.

• Haunted.

+ Statesman. * A low fellow, only fit io wear a livery.

To those who try them.

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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

too;

(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,
Post. Make not, Sir,

And take your ring again; 'tis not yet won :
Your loss your sport: Thope, you know that we It may be probable, she lost it; or,
Must not continue friends.

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
That you liave tasted her in bed, my hand, All sworn and honourable :-They induced to
And ring, is yours: if not, the foul opinion

steal it?
You had or her pare honour, gains, or loses, And by a stranger ?-No, he hath enjoy'd her:
Your sword, or mine; or masterless leaves both The cognizance of her incontinency
To who shall find them.

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
Had that was well worth watching), it was hang'a Por further satisfying, under her breast
With tapestry of silk and silver; the story,

(Worthy the pressing), lies a mole, right proud
Proud Cleopatra, when she met her Roman, Of that most delicate lodging: by my life,
And Cydnus swell’d alove the banks, or for I kiss'd it; and it gave me present hunger
The press of boats, or pride: a piece of work To fced again, though full." You do remember
So bravely done, so rich, that it did strive

This stain upon her ?
In workmanship, and value ; which, I wonder'd, Pust. Ay, and it doth confirm
Could be so rarely and exactly wrought,

Another stain, as big as hell can hold,
Since the true life on't was

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
Is south the chamber; and the chimney-piece, Thou hast made me cuckold.
Chaste Dian, bathing : never saw I figures

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
(Pulling out the Bracelet. When I was slamp'd ; some coiner with his tools
Be pale ; I beg but leave to air this jewel: See! Macie me a counterfeit: yet my mother seem'd
And now 'lis up again; it must be married

The Dian of that time : so doth my wife
To that your diamond; I'll keep them,

The nonpareil of this.-0 vengeance, vengeance !

Me of my lawful pleasure she resti ain'd,
Ornamented iron bars which support wood And pray'd me, olt, forbearance : did it with
burnt in chimnies.
Torches in the hands of Cupids.

• The badge; the token.

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