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you make your voyage upon her, and give me directly to understand you have prevaild, I am no farther your enemy; she is not worth our debate: if she remain unseduced, (you not making it appear otherwise) for your ill opinion, and the assault you have made to her chastity, you shall answer me with your sword.
Iach. Your hand : a covenant. We will have these things set down by lawful counsel, and straight away for Britain, lest the bargain should catch cold, and starve. I will fetch my gold, and have our two wagers recorded.
Post. Agreed. [Exeunt Posthumus and Iachimo. French. Will this hold, think you ?
Phi. Signior Iachimo will not from it. Pray, let us follow 'em.
A Room in CYMBELINE's Palace.
Enter QUEEN, Ladies, and CORNELIUS. Queen. Whiles yet the dew's on ground, gather those
flowers : Make haste. Who has the note of them? 1 Lady.
1, madam. Queen. Despatch.
[Exeunt Ladies. Now, master doctor, have you brought those drugs? Cor. Pleaseth your highness, ay: here they are, madam:
[Presenting a small Box. But I beseech your grace, without offence, (My conscience bids me ask) wherefore you have Commanded of me these most poisonous compounds, Which are the movers of a languishing death; But though slow, deadly? Queen.
I wonder, doctor, Thou ask'st me such a question: have I not been
Thy pupil long? Hast thou not learn'd me how
0! content thee.
[Aside.] Here comes a flattering rascal; upon bim
[Aside.] I do suspect you, madam; But you shall do no harm. Queen.
Hark thee, a word.
[To PISANIO. Cor. [Aside. I do not like her. She doth think,
she has Strange lingering poisons : I do know her spirit, And will not trust one of her malice with A drug of such damn'd nature. Those she has Will stupify and dull the sense awhile; Which first, perchance, she'll prove on cats, and dogs, Then afterward up higher; but there is
No danger in what show of death it makes,
No farther service, doctor,
I humbly take my leave. [Exit. Queen. Weeps she still, say'st thou? Dost thou
think, in time
[The QUEEN drops a Box : PISANIO takes it up.
That set thee on to this desert, am bound
Re-enter PISANIO, and Ladies. To taste of too.–So, so ;—well done, well done. The violets, cowslips, and the primroses, Bear to my closet.-Fare thee well, Pisanio; Think on my words. [Exeunt QUEEN and Ladies. Pis.
And shall do; But when to my good lord I prove untrue, I'll choke myself: there's all I'll do for you. [Erit.
Another Room in the Same.
3 Of LIEGERS for her sweet ;] The meaning is, that it will deprive Imogen of the “lieger," or ambassador, residing with her to represent and maintain the interests of his master. Possibly “sweet," as the Rev. Mr. Barry proposes,
Is the desire that's glorious: blessed be those,
Enter PISANIO and IACHIMO.
Change you, madam?
Thanks, good sir : You are kindly welcome. Iach. All of her, that is out of door, most rich!
[Aside. If she be furnish'd with a mind so rare, She is alone the Arabian bird, and I Have lost the wager. Boldness be my friend ! Arm me, audacity, from head to foot, Or, like the Parthian, I shall flying fight; Rather, directly fly.
Imo. [Reads.] “He is one of the noblest note, to whose kindnesses I am most infinitely tied. Reflect upon him accordingly, as you value your trust
“ LEONATUS.” So far I read aloud; But even the very middle of my heart Is warm’d by the rest, and takes it thankfully.--You are as welcome, worthy sir, as I Have words to bid you; and shall find it so, In all that I can do. Tach.
Thanks, fairest lady.What! are men mad? Hath nature given them eyes To see this vaulted arch, and the rich crop Of sea and land, which can distinguish ’twixt The fiery orbs above, and the twinn'd stones