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The deck, with glove, or hat, or handkerchief, how comes it, he is to sojourn with you? How Still waving, as the fits and stirs of his mind

creeps acquaintance ? Could best express how slow his soul sail'd on, Phil. His father and I were soldiers together; to How swift his ship.

whom I have been often bound for no less than my Imo.

Thou should'st have made him life.
As little as a crow, or less, ere left

Enter PosthumUS.
To after-eye him.
Pis.
Madam, so I did.

Here comes the Briton. Let him be so entertained Imo. I would have broke mine eye-strings, crack’a amongst you, as suits with gentlemen of your k knowthem, but

ing to a stranger of his quality.-I beseech you all, To look upon him, till the diminution

be better known to this gentleman, whom I comOf *space had pointed him sharp as my needle;

mend to you, as a noble friend of mine : how worthy Nay, follow'd him, till he had melted from

he is, I will leave to appear hereafter, rather than The smallness of a gnat to air; and then

'story him in his own hearing. Have turn'd mine eye, and wept.-But, good Pisanio,

French. Sir, we have m known together in Orleans, When shall we hear from him?

Post. Since when I have been debtor to you for Pis.

Be assur’d, madam, courtesies, which I will be ever to pay, and yet pay With his next bvantage.

still. Imo. I did not take my leave of him, but had

French. Sir, you o'er-rate my poor kindness. I Most pretty things to say: ere I could tell him,

was glad I did "atone my countryman and you: it How I would think on him, at certain bours,

had been pity, you should have been put together Such thoughts, and such ; or I could make him swear with so mortal a purpose, as then each bore, upon The shes of Italy should not betray

o importance of so slight and trivial a nature. Mine interest, and his honor; or have charg'd him,

Post. By your pardon, sir, I was then a young At the sixth hour of morn, at noon, at midnight,

traveller; rather shunned to go even with what I T encounter me with orisons, for then

Pheard, than in my every action to be guided by I am in Cheaven for him; or ere I could

others' experiences: but, upon my mended judge Give him that parting kiss, which I had set

ment, (if I not offend to say it is mended) my quar Betwixt two charming words, comes in my father,

rel was not altogether slight. And, like the tyrannous breathing of the north,

French, Faith, yes, to be put to the arbitrement Shakes all our buds from growing.

of swords; and by such two, that would, by all likeEnter a Lady.

lihood, have 9 confounded one the other, or have fal

len both. The queen, madam,

Iach. Can we, with manners, ask what was the Desires your highness' company. [spatch'd. - difference? Imo. Those things I bid you do, get them de

French. Safely, I think. 'Twas a contention in I will attend the queen.

public, which may, without contradiction, suffer the Pis.

Madam, I shall. [Exeunt. report. It was much like an argument that fell out SCENE V.- Rome. An Apartment in PHILARIO's last night, where each of us fell in praise of our House.

country mistresses; this gentleman at that time Enter Philario, Iachino, a Frenchman, a Dutch his to be more fair, virtuous, wise, chaste, constant,

vouching, (and upon warrant of bloody affirmation) man, and a Spaniard,

qualified, and less attemptable, than any the rarest Iach. Believe it, sir, I have seen him in Britain: of our ladies in France. he was then of a crescent note; expected to prove Iach. That lady is not now living; or this gentleso worthy, as since he hath been allowed the name man's opinion, by this, worn out. of; but I could then have looked on him without the Post. She holds her virtue still, and I my mind. help of admiration, though the catalogue of his en Iach. You must not so far prefer her 'fore ours of dowments had been tabled by his side, and I to Italy. peruse him by items.

Post. Being so far provoked as I was in France, Phil. You speak of him when he was less furnished, I would abate her nothing; though I profess myselé than now he is, with that which makes him both her adorer, not her "friend, without and within.

Iach. As fair, and as good, (a kind of hand-inFrench. I have seen him in France : we had very hand comparison) had been something too fair, and many there could behold the sun with as firm eyes too good, for any lady in Britany. If she went as he.

before others I have seen, as that diamond of yours Iach. This matter of marrying his king's daughter, out-lustres many I have beheld, I could not but be(wherein he must be weighed rather by her value, lieve she excelled many; but I have not seen the than his own) words him, I doubt not, a great deal most precious diamond that is, nor you the lady. from the matter.

Post. I praised her as I rated her; so do I my stone. French. And, then, his banishment.

Iach. What do you esteem it at? lach. Ay,' and the 'approbations of those, that Post. More than the world enjoys. weep this lamentable divorce and her ki dolors, are Lach. Eitlier your un paragoned mistress is dead, wont wonderfully to extend him; be it but to fortify or she's outprized by a trifle. her judgment, which else an easy battery might lay Post. You are mistaken: the one may be sold, or flat, for taking a beggar without more quality. But given; or if there were wealth enough for the pur

." The diminution of space," 1 e., the diminution caused by space, or distance:Vantage," i. e., opportunity" I " Knowing," i. e., knowledge. " Story him," 1. e., ream in heaven for him," i. e., my prayers ascend to heaven late his history - Known together," i, e., known each on his behall. Our bude," 1 e., our buds of love -- "Of a vther.--" Atone,” i e, reconcile

... Importance," i. e, increscent note," }, e., increasing in fame. Which makes stigation.-p "Shunned to go even with what I heard," i. e., bim," e., which accomplishes him.-" Words him a great studied to avoid conducting myself by the opinions of others. deal from the matter," i. e., makes the description of bim - " Confounded," i, e, destroyed. Her adorer, not her very distant from the truth. -- Dolors," i, e, griefs.- "To friend," i. e., her worshipper, not her lover. Or is used extend him," i. e., to magnify his good qualities.

here for either.

I, madani.

chase, or merit for the gift: the other is not a thing and leave her in such honor as you have trust in, she for sale, and only the gift of the gods.

your jewel, this your jewel, and my gold are yours; Jach. Which the gods have given you ?

-provided, I have your commendation, for my more Post. Which, by their graces, I will keep. free entertainment.

Iach. You may wear her in title yours; but, you Post. I embrace these conditions ; let us have arknow, strange fowl light upo neighboring ponds. ticles betwixt us. -Only, thus far you shall answer: Your ring may be stolen, too: 80, of your brace of if you make : good your vauntage upon her, and give unprizeable estimations, the one is but frail, and the me directly to understand you have prevail'd, I am othier casual; a cunning thief, or a that way accom no farther your enemy; she is not worth our debate : plished courtier, would hazard the winning both of if she remain unseduced, (you not making it appear first and last.

otherwise) for your ill opinion, and the assault you Post. Your Italy contains none so accomplished a have made to her chastity, you shall answer me with courtier to a convince the honor of my mistress, if in your sword. the holding or loss of that you term her frail. I do Iach. Your hand : a covenant. We will have nothing doubt, you have store of thieves; notwith these things set down by lawful counsel, and straight standing, I fear not my ring.

away for Britain, lest the bargain should catch cold, Phil. Let us leave here, gentlemen.

and starve. I will fetch my gold, and bare our two Post. Sir, with all my heart. This worthy signior, wagers recorded. I thank him, makes no stranger of me; we are Post. Agreed. (Exeunt Posthumus and IACHI No. familiar at first.

French. Will this hold, think you ? Tach. With live times so much conversation, I Phil. Signior Iachimo will not from it. Pray, let should get ground of your fair mistress; make her us follow 'em.

(Ezekal. go back, even to the yielding, had I admittance, and opportunity to friend.

SCENE VI.-Britain. A Room in CIMBELINE'S Post. No, no.

Palace. Iach. I dare thereupon pawn the moiety of my

Enter QUEEN, Ladies, and CORNELIUS. estate to your ring, which, in my opinion, o'ervalues it something, but I make my wager rather against Queen. Whiles yet the dew's on ground, gather your confidence, than her reputation : and, to bar those flowers : your offence herein too, I durst attempt it against Make haste. Who has the note of them? any lady in the world.

1 Lady. Post. You are a great deal babused in too bold a Queen. Despatch.

[ Exeunt Ladies persuasion; and I doubt not 'you'll sustain what Now, master doctor, have you brought those drags! you're worthy of by your attempt.

Cor. Pleaseth your highness, ay: here they are, Iach. What's that?

madam :

[Presenting a smali Bez Post. A repulse; though your attempt, as you call But I beseech your grace, without offence, it, deserve more,-a punishment too.

(My conscience bids me ask) wherefore you have Phil. Gentlemen, enough of this; it came in too Commanded of me these most poisonous compounds suddenly: let it die as it was born, and, I pray you, which are the movers of a languishing death ; be better acquainted.

But though slow, deadly? Iach. Would I had put my estate, and my neigh Queen.

I wonder, doctor, bor's, on the approbation of what I have spoke. Thou ask'st me such a question : have I not been

Post. What lady would you choose lo assail ? Thy pupil long? Hast thou not learn'd me how

Iach. Yours; whom in constancy, you think, To make perfumes ? distil ? preserve ? yea, so, stands so safe. I will lay you ten thousand ducats That our great king himself doth woo me oft to your ring, that, commend me to the court where For my confections? Having thus far proceeded, your lady is, with no more advantage than the oppor- (Unless thou think'st me devilish) is't not meet tunity of a second conference, and I will bring from That I did amplify my judgment in thence that honor of hers, which you imagine so Other conclusions ? I will try the forces reserved.

Of these thy compounds on such creatures as Post. I will wage against your gold, gold to it: We count not worth the hanging, (but none human) my ring I hold dear as my finger; 'tis part of it. To try the vigor of them, and apply

Iach. You are » afeard, and therein the wiser. Jf Allayments to their bact; and by them gather you buy ladies' flesh at a million a dram, you cannot | Their several virtues, and effects. preserve it from tainting. But I see, you have some Cor.

Your bighness religion in you, that you fear.

Shall from this practice but make hard your heart: Post. This is but a custom in your tongue : you Besides, the seeing these effects will be bear a graver purpose, I hope.

Both noisome and infectious. lach. I am the master of my speeches; and Queen.

O! content thee, would undergo what's spoken, I swear.

Enter PISANIO. Post. Will you ?-I shall but lend my diamond till your return. Let there be covenants drawn between Will I first work : he's for his master,

[Aside.] Here comes a flattering rascal; upon him! us. My mistress exceeds in goodness the hugeness And enemy to my son.—How now, Pisanio! of your unworthy thinking: I dare you to this match. Doctor, your service for this time

ended: Here's my ring Phil. I will have it no lay.

Take your own way..

Cor. lach. By the gods, it is one.-If I bring you no

[Aside.] I do suspect you, madami sufficient testimony, that I have enjoyed the dearest

But you shall do no harm. bodily part of your mistress, my ten thousand ducats

Queen.

Hark thee, a word. are yours; so is your diamond too: if I come off,

*[She talks apart to Pusasio.

Cor. "I do not like her. She doth think, she has *" To convince," i. e., to overcome.- "Abused," i. e., deceived." The approbation," i. c., the proof.—"I am the • “Conclusions," i. e., experiments,

-1" ANayments," Master of my speeches," i, e., I said no more than I meant i. e., palliatives. - Ad for action.

Strange lingering poisone : I do know her spirit, That hath her husband banish'd :-0, that husband! And will not trust one of her malice with

My supreme crown of grief, and those repeated A drug of such damn'd nature. Those she has Vexations of it! Had I been thief-stolen, Will stupify and dull the sense awhile;

As my two brothers, happy! but most miserable Which first, perchance, she'll prove on cats, and dogs, Is the desire that's 'glorious: blessed be those, Then afterward up higher; but there is

How mean soe'er that have their honest wills, No danger in what show of death it makes, Which 6 seasons comfort.-Who may this be? Fie! More than the looking up the spirits a time,

Enter Pisanio and Iachimo. To be more fresh, reviving. She is fool'd

Pis. Madam, a noble gentleman of Rome With a most false effect; and I the truer,

Comes from my lord with letters.
So to be false with her.

Iach.
Queen.
No farther service, doctor, The worthy Leonatus is in safety,

Change you, madam ? Until I send for thee.

And greets your highness Jearly. [Gives the Letler. Cor. I humbly take my leave.

Imo. [Exit.

Thanks, good sir:

You are kindly welcome. Queen. Weeps she still, say'st thou? Dost thou think, in time

Iach. All of her, that is out of door, most rich!

[Aside. She will not * quench, and let 1 instruction enter

If she be furnish'd with a mind so rare, Where folly now possesses? Do thou work :

She is alone the Arabian bird, and I When thou shalt bring me word she loves my son,

Have lost the wager. Boldness, be my friend : I'll tell thee on the instant thou art, then,

Arm me, audacity, from bead to foot,
As great as is thy master: greater; for

Or, like the Parthian, I shall flying fight;
His fortunes all lie speechless, and his name Rather, directly fly.
Is at lust gasp: return he cannot, nor

Imo. [Reads.]"" He is one of the noblest note, Continue where he is : to shift his being,

to whose kindnesses I am most infinitely tied. ReIs to exchange one misery with another,

flect upon him accordingly, as you value your uuAnd every day that comes comes to decay

est

"LEONATUS." A day's work in him. What shalt thou expect, So far I read aloud ; To be depender on a thing that leans ?

But even the very middle of my heart Who cannot be new-built; nor has no friends, [ The Queen drops * the Box : Pisanio takes it You are as welcome, wortby sir, as I

Is warm'd by the rest, and takes it thankfully.up and presents it. So much as but to prop him.- Thon tak'st up.

Have words to bid you; and shall find it so

In all that I can do. Thou know'st not what; but take it for thy labor.

Iach.

Thanks, fairest lady.It is a thing I made, which hath the king

What! are men mad? Hath nature given them eyes Five times redeem'd from death : I do not know

To see this vaulted arch, and the rich 6 cupe VVhat is more cordial:-nay, I pr’ythee, take it;

6 O'er sea and land, which can distinguisli '.wixt It is an earnest of a further good

The fiery orbs above, and the twinn'd stones That I mean to thee. Tell thy mistress how

Upon th’unnumber'd beach; and can we not
The case stands with her: do't as from thyself.

Partition make with spectacles so precious
Think what a chance thou 4chancest on ; but think "Twixt fair and foul ?
Thou hast thy mistress still; to boot, my son,

Imo.

What makes your admiration? Who shall take notice of thee. I'll move the king

lach. It cannot be i' the eye; for apes and monTo any shape of thy preferment, such

keys, As thou'lt desire ; and then myself, I chiefly,

'Twixt two such shes, would chatter this way, and Thut set thee on to this desert, am bound

Contemn with mows the other: nor i' the judgment; To load thy merit richly. Call my women:

For idiots, in this case of favor, would Think on my words. (Exit Pus.]-A sly and con- Be wisely definite: nor i' the appetite ; stant knave,

Sluttery, to such neat excelleuce oppos'd, Not to be shak'd; the agent for his master, Should make desire vomit 8 to emptiness, And the dremembrancer of her, to hold

Not so allur'd to feed. The hand fast to her lord.--I bave given him that,

Imo. What is the matter, trow? Which, if he take, shall quite un people her

lach.

The cloyed will, Of e liegers for her suite ; and which she alter, (That satiate yet unsatisfied desire, Except she bend her humor, sliall be assur'd

That tub both fill'd and ruming) ravening first Re-enter Pisanio, and Ladies.

The lamb, longs after for the garbage. To taste of too.-So, so ;-well done, well done. Imo.

What, dear sir, The violets, cowslips, and the primroses,

Thus raps you? Are you well? Bear to my closet. --Fure thee well, Pisanio;

Iach. Thanks, madum, well.-Beseech you, sir, Think on my words. [ Exeunt QUEEN and Ladies,

desire

[ To PISANIO. Pis. And shall do;

My man's abode where I did leave him; he But wben to my good lord I prove untrue,

Is strange and peevish. I'll choke myself: there's all I'll do for you. [Exit.

Pis.

I was going, sir,
To give him welcome.

(Exit Pisanto. SCENE VII.-Another Room in the Same. Imo. Continues well my lord ? His health, 'be

Iach. Well, madom.

(seech you? Enter IMOGEN.

Imo. Is he dispos'd to mirth? I hope, he is. Imo. A father cruel, and a step-dame false; lach. Exceeding pleasant; none, a stranger there, A foolish suitor to a wedded lady,

{ " The deeire that's glorion,"1. c., the station so much de"Quench,"i, e., grow cool - ** To shift his being " i. e., sired that is called gloriou-.-" Which ephsons," i. e. to change his abode. ---** That leans," i. e., that inclines to which tempers, mik pleasant." With mowe," i, e., with wards its full._ * The remembrancer of her," i e, the making months.- " is et ange and peevish," i. e., is a for person to remind ber.mo "Liegers," i. e., embassadors. eigner, and foolish, or silly.

So merry and so gamesome: he is call'd

Inclin'd to this intelligence, pronounce The Briton reveller.

The beggary of his change; but 'tis your graces Imo. When he was here,

That, from my mutest conscience, to my tongue He did incline to sadness; and oft-times

Charms this report out. Not knowing why,

Imo.

Let me hear po more. lach. I never saw him sad.

Iach. O dearest soul! your cause doth stike my There is a Frenchman his companion, one,

heart, An eminent monsieur, that, it seems, much loves With pity, that doth make me siek. A lady A Gallian girl at home; he furnaces

So fair, and fasten'd to an empery The thick sighs from him, whiles the jolly Briton Would make the great'st king double, to be partner'd (Your lord, I mean) laughs from's free lungs, With tomboys, hir'd with that self exhibition cries, “O!

Which your own coffers yield! with diseas'd ventures, Can my sides hold, to think, that man—who knows That S pay with all infirmities for gold By history, report, or his own proof,

Which rottenness can lend nature ! such bail'd stuff, What woman is, yea, what she cannot choose As well might poison poison ! Be reveng'd, But must be,-will his free hours languish

Or she that bore you was no queen, and you
For assur'd bondage ?"

Recoil from your great stock.
Imo.
Will my lord say so ? Imo.

Reveng'd! Iach. Ay, madam, with his eyes in flood with How should I be reyeng'd? If this be true, It is a recreation to be by,

[laughter: (As I have such a heart, that both mine cars And hear him mock the Frenchman ; but, heavens Must not in haste abuse) if it be true, Some men are much to blame.

[know, How should I be reveng'd? Imo. Not he, I hope. Iach.

Should he make me lach. Not he; but yet heaven's bounty towards Live, like Diana's priest, betwixt cold sheets, him might

Whiles he is vaulting variable ramps, Be us'd more thankfully. In himself, 'tis much; In your despite, upon your purse? Revenge it. In you,—which I account beyond all talents, I dedicate myself to your sweet pleasure, Whilst I am bound to wonder, I am bound More noble than that runagate to your bed, To pity too.

And will continue fast to your affection, Imo. What do you pity, sir ?

Still close, as sure. lach. Two creatures, heartily.

Imo.

What ho, Pisanio! Imo.

Am I one, sir? lach. Let me my service tender on your lips. You look on me: what wreck discern you in me, Imo. Awny! I do *contemn mine ears, that have Deserves your pity ?

So long attended thee.- If thou wert honorable, lach. Lamentable! What!

Thou would'st bave told this tale for virtue, not To hide me from the radiant sun, and solace For such an end thou seek'st, as base, as strange. l' the dungeon by a snuff?

Thou wrong'st a gentleman, who is as far Imo.

I pray you, sir, From thy report, as thou from honor; and Deliver with more openness your answers

Solicit'st here a lady, that disdains To my demands. Why do you pity me?

Thee and the devil alike. What ho, Pisario Iach. That others do,

The king my father shall be made acquainted I was about to say, enjoy your-But

of thy assault: if he shall think it fit, It is an office of the gods to venge it

A saucy stranger, in his court, to mart Not mine to speak on't.

As in a Romish stew, and to expound Imo.

You do seem to know His beastly mind to us, he hath a court Something of me, or what concerns me: pray you, He little cares for, and a daughter whom (Since doubting things go ill, often hurts more He not respects at all.-What bo, Pisanie Than to be sure they do; for certainties

Iach. O happy Leonatus! I may say; Either are past remedies, or, timely knowing, The credit, that thy lady hath of thee, The remedy then born) discover to me

Deserves thy trust; and thy most perfect goodness What both you spur and stop.

Her ossur'd credit.-Blessed live you long! lach.

Had I this cheek A lady to the worthiest sir, that ever To bathe my lips upon ; this hand, whose touch, Country call'd his; and you his mistress, only, Whose every touch, would force the feeler's soul For the most worthiest

fit. Give me your pardon To the oath of loyalty ; this object, which

I have spoke this, to know if your affiance Takes prisoner the wild motion of mine eye, Were deeply rooted; and shall make your lord, Fixing it only here; should I (damn'd then) That which he is, new, o'er: and he is one Slaver with lips as common as the stairs

The truest manner'd ; such a holy witch,
That mount the Capitol; join gripes with hands That he enchants societies unto him:
Made hard with bourly falsehood (falsehood as Half all men's hearts are his.
With labor), then bo-peeping in an eye,

Imo.

You make amends Base and illustrous as the smoky light

lach. He sits 'mongst men, like a descended god: That's fed with stinking tallow, it were fit,

He hath a kind of honor sets him off, That all the plagues of hell should at one time More than a mortal seeming. Be not angry, Encounter such revolt.

Most mighty princess, that I have adventur'd Imo. My lord, I fear,

To try your taking of a false report ; which hath Has forgot Britain.

Honord with confirmation your great judgment Iach. And himself. Not I,

In the election of a sir so rare,

Which, you know, cannot err.' The love I bear Line " In himself, "tis much," i. e, if he regarded merely his Made me to 'fan you thrus; but the gods made rech own character, his conduct would be highly censurable.both you spur and stop." 1. e., what you seem anxious to hibition," allowance ; pension. "To fan," i 0,5

"An empery," i. e, sovereign command.** utter, and yet withhold.

winnow.

Unlike all others, chaftless. Pray, your pardon. -A pox on't! I had rather not be so noble as I Imo. All's well, sir. Take my power i' the court am: they dare not fight with me, because of the for yours.

queen my mother, Every jack-slave hath his belly Iack. My humble thanks. I had almost forgot full of fighting, and I must go up and down like a T entreat your grace but in a small request, cock that no body can match. And yet of moment too, for it concerns

2 Lord. (Aside.) You are cock and capon too; Your lord; myself, and other noble friends,

and you crow, cock, with your comb Con. Are partners in the business.

Clo. Sayest thou ? Imo.

Pray, what is't? 2 Lord. It is not fit, your lordship should underlach. Some dozen Romans of us, and your lord, take every d companion that you give offence to. (The best feather of our wing) have mingled sums, Clo. No, I know that; but it is fit I should commit To buy a present for the emperor:

offence to my inferiors. Which I, the factor for the rest, have done

2 Lord. Ay, it is fit for your lordship only. In France: 'tis plate of rare device, and jewels Clo. Why, so I say. Of rich and exquisite form. Their value's great, 1 Lord. Did you hear of a stranger, that's como And I am something curious, being a strange, to court to-night? To have them in safe stowage : may it please you Clo. A stranger! and I not know on't ? To take them in protection ?

2 Lord. [ Aside.] He's a strange fellow himself, Imo.

Willingly,

and knows it not. And pawn mine honor for their safety: since

1 Lord. There's an Italian come; and, 'tis thought, My lord hath interest in them, I will keep them one of Leonatus' friends. In my bed-chamber.

Clo. Leonatus! a banished rascal; and he's anlach. They are in a trunk,

other, whatsoever he be. Who told you of this Attended by my men; I will make bold

stranger ? To send them to you, only for this nigbt,

i Lord. One of your lordship's pages. I must aboard to-morrow.

Clo. Is it fit I went to look upon him? Is there Imo. O! no, no.

no derogation in't ? Iach. Yes, I beseech; or I shull short my word, 1 Lord. You cannot derogate, my lord. By lengthening my return From Gallia

Clo. Not easily, I think. I cross'd the seas on purpose, and on promise 2 Lord. [ Aside.] You are a fool granted; thereTo see your grace.

fore, your issues being foolish do not derogate. Imo,

I thank you for your pains; Clo. Come, I'll go see this Italian. What I have But not away to-morrow.

lost to-day at bowls, I'll win to-night of him. Come, lach.

0! I must, madam: go. Therefore, I shall beseech you, if you please 2 Lord. I'll attend your lordship. To greet your lord with writing, do't to-night:

[Exeunt Cloten and first Lord. I have loutstay'd my time, which is material That such a crafty devil as is his mother To the tender of our present.

Should yield the world this ass ! a woman, that Imo.

I will write,

Bears all down with her brain; and this her son Send your trunk to me: it shall safe be kept, Cannot take two from twenty for his heart, And truly yielded you. You 're very welcome. And leave eighteen. Alas, poor princess!

[Exeunt. Thou divine Imogen, what thou endurest,

Betwixt a father by thy step-dame govern'd;
A mother hourly coining plots; a wooer,

More hateful than the foul expulsion is
ACT II.

of thy dear husband, than that horrid act

Of the divorce he'd make! The heavens hold firm SCENE I.--Court before Cymbeline's Palace. The walls of thy dear honor; keep unshak'd

That temple, thy fair mind; that thou may'st stand Enter CLOTEN, and two Lords, Sas from the T' enjoy ihy banish'd lord, and this great land! Bowling-alley.

[Exit. Clo. Was there ever man had such luck! when I kissed the jack upon an up-cast, to be hit away! 1 SCENE II.-A Bed-Chamber; in one part of it, a had a hundred pound on't: and then a whoreson

* great Trunk jackanapes must take me up for swearing; as if I IMOGEN reading in her Bed ; *Helen attending. borrowed mine oaths of him, and might not spend them at my pleasure.

Imo. Who's there ? my woman, Helen? 1 Lord. What got he by that? You have broke Lady.

Please you, madam his pate with your bow).

Imo. What hour is it? 2 Lord. (Aside. ] If his wit had been like him Lady.

Almost midnight, madam. that broke it, it would have run all out.

Imo. I have read three hours, then. Mine eyes Clo. When a gentleman is disposed to swear, it is

are weak; not for any slanders-by to curtail his oaths, ha ? Fold down the leaf where I have left: to bed.

2 Lord. No, my lord ; (Aside.) nor crop the ears Take not away the taper, leave it burning; of them.

And if thou canst awake by four o' the clock, Clo. Whoreson dog !-I give him satisfaction ? I pr’ythee, call me. Sleep hath seiz'd me wholly. Would he had been one of my rank !

[Exit 6 HELEN. 2 Lord. [Aside.] To have smelt like a fool. To your protection I commend me, gods! Clo. I am not vexed more at any thing in the earth. From fuiries, and the tempters of the night,

Guard me, beseech ye!

[Sleeps. :" Being strange," i. e., being a foreigner. In the game of bowls, the jack is the small bowl at which the others are • That is, You are a concomb. Companion, a word of aimed: to kiss the jack" is a state of great advantage. contempt, as we now use fellos.

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