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If it could so roar to me. I cut off's head;
I am sorry for thee;
That headless man
Bind the offender,
Stay, sir king.
Why, old soldier,
In that he spake too far.
We will die all three;
Your danger is
Gui. And our good his.
. Have at it, then.-
What of him ? he is
He it is, that hath
1 As there is no reason to imagine that Belarius had assumed the appearance of being older than he really was, it must have a reference to
Take him hence;
Not too hot;
Nursing of my sons ! Bel. I am too blunt and saucy. Here's my knee. Ere I arise, I will prefer my sons; Then, spare not the old father. Mighty sir, These two young gentlemen, that call me father, And think they are my sons, are none of mine; They are the issue of your loins, my liege, And blood of your begetting. Cym.
How ! my issue ?
The more of you 'twas felt, the more it shaped
the different appearance which he now makes in comparison with that when Cymbeline last saw him.
i The old copy reads “neere offence;" the emendation is by Mr. Tyrwhitt. Belarius means to say, “ My crime, my punishment, and all the treason that I committed, originated in, and were founded on, your caprice only.”
A pair of re they, I knotell'st. 1. done, is mor speak’st 1
Fall on their heads like dew! for they are worthy
Thou weep'st, and speak'st?
Be pleased a while.-
O, what am 1
No, my lord;
Did you e'er meet?
It was wir upon him still. This is he:
1 “Thy tears give testimony to the sincerity of thy relation; and I have the less reason to be incredulous, because the actions which you have done within my knowledge are more incredible than the story which you relate.” The king reasons very justly.
And at first meeting loved ; Continued so, until we thought he died.
Cor. By the queen's dram she swallowed.
O rare instinct ! When shall I hear all through? This fierce abridg
ment Hath to it circumstantial branches, which Distinction should be rich in.—Where? how lived
you ? And when came you to serve our Roman captive ? How parted with your brothers ? how first met them ? Why fled you from the court ? and whither? These, And your three motives 3 to the battle, with I know not how much more, should be demanded; And all the other by-dependencies, From chance to chance; but nor the time, nor place, Will serve our long intergatories.* See, Posthumus anchors upon Imogen; And she, like harmless lightning, throws her eye On him, her brothers, me, her master; hitting Each object with a joy; the counterchange Is severally in all. Let's quit this ground, And smoke the temple with our sacrifices.Thou art my brother; so we'll hold thee ever.
My good master,
Happy be you!
1 Fierce is vehement, rapid. 2 i. e. which ought to be rendered distinct by an ample narrative. 3 “ Your three motives” means “the motives of you three.” 4 Intergatories was frequently used for interrogatories.
I am, sir,
I am down again ; [Kneeling.
Kneel not to me;
You holp us, sir,
I Spritely shows are groups of sprites, ghostly appearances.
% A collection is a corollary, a consequence deduced from premises. " the queen in Hamlet says:
6 — Her speech is nothing,
Yet the unshaped use of it doth move
The hearers to collection." Whose containing means the contents of which.