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SCEVE 111.-A Public Place.
Enter CLOTEN, and two LORDS.
i Lord. Sir, I would advise you to shift a Am senseless of your wratb ; a touch more shirt ; tbe violence of action hath 'made you reek
as a sacrifice: Where air comes out, air comes Subdues all pangs, all fears.
in : there's none abroad so wholesome as that Cym. Past grace obedience
you vent. Imo. Past bope, and in despair: that way, Clo. If my shirt were bloody, then to shift-tt past grace.
-Have I hurt him? Cym. That might'st bave had the sole son of
2 Lord. No, faith ; not so much as his pamy queen!
tience. Imo. o bless'd, that I might not ! I chose an
i Lord. Hurt him ? his body's a passable careagle, And did avoid a puttock. +
cass, if he be not hurt: it is a thoroughfare for
steel if it be not hurt. Cym. Thou took'st a beggar; would'st have
2 Lord. His steel was in debt; it went o'the made my throne
backside the town. A seat for baseness.
Clo. The villain would not stand me. Imo. No; I rather added
2 Lord. No; but he fled forward still, toward A lustre to it.
your face. Cym. O thou vile one !
I Lord. Stand you! You bad land enough of Imo. Sir,
your own : but he added to your having ; gave It is your fanlt that I have lov'd Posthumns :
you some ground. You bred him as my playfellow; and he is
2 Lord. As many inches as you have oceans : A mal, worth any woman ; overbuys me Almost the sum he pays.
clo. I would, they had not come between us. Cym. What !-art thou mad? Imo. Almost, Sir : Heaven restore mel-how long a fool you were upon the ground,
2 Lord. So would I, till you bad measured 'Would I were
(Aside. A neat-herd's daughter! and my Leonatus
Clo. And that she should love this fellow, and Our neighbour shepherd's son!
refuse me! Re-enter QUEEN.
2 Lord. If it be a sin to make a true election, she is damned.
(Aside. Cym. Thou foolish thing !
I Lord. Sir, as I told you always, her beauThey were again together : you have done ty and her brain go not together : She's a
[To the QUEEN. good sign, but I have seen small reflection of Not after our command. Away with her, her wit. + And pen ber np.
2 Lord. She shines not upon fools, lest the Queen. 'Beseech your patience :-Peace, reflection should hurt her.
(Aside. Dear lady daughter, peace ;-Sweet sovereign, Clo. Come, l'll to my chamber : 'Would there Leave us to ourselves; and make yourself some bad been soine hurt done ! comfort
2 Lord, I wish not 80; unless it had been Ont of your best advice.
the fall of an ass, which is no great burt. Cym. Nay, let her languish
(Aside. A drop of blood a day; and, being aged,
Clo. You'll go with us! Die of this folly !
1 Lord. I'll attend your lordship. [Erit. Clo. Nay, come, let's go together. 2 Lord. Well, my lord.
(Ereunt. Enter PISANIO. Queen. Fie !-you must give way :
SCENE IV.-A Room in CYMBELINE'S Here is your servant.--How now, Sir? What
Enter IMOGEN and PISANO.
Imo. I would thou grew'st unto the shores No barm, I trust, is done?
o'the haven. Pis. There might have been,
And question'dst every sail : if he should write, But that my master rather play'd than fought,
And I not bave it, 'twere a paper lost And bad no help of anger : they were parted
As offered mercy is. What was the last By gentlemen at band.
That he spake to thee? Queen. I am very glad on't.
Pis. 'Twas, His queen, his queen! Imo. Your son's my father's friend ; he takes
Imo. Then wav'd bis handkerchief ! bis part.
Pis. Aud kiss'd it, madam. To draw upon au exile --O brave Sirl
Imo. Senseless linen! happier therein than I Fould they were in Afric both together;
And that was all ?
[I!-Myself by with a needle, that I might prick
Pis. No, madam ; for so long The goer back.-Why came you from your As he could make me with this eye or ear master ?
Distinguish bim from others, he did keep Pis. On bis command: He would not suffer The deck, with glove, or hat, or handkerchief, me
Still waving, as the fits and stirs of his mind To bring him to the haven : left these notes Could best express how slow his soul sail'd on, of what commands I should be subject to, How swift his ship. When it pleas'd you to employ me.
Imo. Thou should'st have made him
As little as a crow, or less, ere left
Pis. Madam, so I did.
Imo. I would bave broke mine eye-strings ; Queen. Pray, walk awhile.
crack'd them, but Imo. About some half hour hence,
To look upon bim ; till the diminution I pray you speak with me : you shall, at least, of space had pointed him sharp as my needle : Go see my lord aboard : for this time leave Nay, follow'd him, till be bad melted from me.
The smallness of a guat to air ; and then (Exeunt.
• Her beauty and her sense are not equal. A mere exquisite feeling.
Anciently a most every sign had some attempt at a Cattle-keeper,
+ A kite,
witicism underneath it.
Have turn'd mine eye, and wept.-But, good for courtesies, which I will be ever to pay, and Pisanio,
yet pay still. When shall we hear from him 3
French. Sir, you o'er-rate my poor kindness : Pis. Be assur'd, madam,
I was glad I did atone • my countrybian and With his next vantage. *
you ; it had been pity you should have been put Imo. I did not take my leave of bin, but had together with so mortal a purpose as then each Most pretty things o say: ere I could tell bim, bore, upon importance of so slight and trivial a How I would think on him, at certain hours, nature. Such thougbts, and such ; or I could make him Post. By your pardon, Sir, I was then a
young traveller :
Tatber shunned to go even The shes of Italy should not betray
with what I heard, than in my every action to Mine interest, and his honour; or have charg'd be guided by others' experiences : but, upon him,
(night, my mended judgment, (if I offend not to say it At the sixth' hour of morn, at noon, at mid- is mended,) my quarrel was not altogether To encounter me with orisons, + for then slight. I am in beaven for him : or ere I could
French. 'Faith, yes, to be put to the arbitre. Give bim that parting kiss, which I had set
ment of swords; and by such two, that would, Betwixt two charming words, comes ja my by all likelihood, have confounded + one the father,
other, or have fallen both. And, like the tyrannous breathing of the north, lach. Can we, with manners, ask what was Shakes all our buds froin growing.
French. Safely, I think : 'twas a contention Enter a LADY.
in public, which may, without contradiction, Lady. The queen, madam,
suffer the report. It was much like an arguDesires your bighness' company.
ment that fell out last night, where each of us Imo. Those things I bid you do, get them fell in praise of our country mistresses : This despatch'd.
gentleman at that time vouching, (and upon I will attend the queen.
warrant of bloudy affirmation,) his to be more Pis. Madam, I shall.
fair, virtuous, wise, chaste, constant-qualified, (Exeunt. and less attemptible, thau any the rarest of ous
ladies in France. SCENE V-Rome.-- An Apartment in Pato
lach. That lady is not now living; or this LARIO's House,
gentleman's opinion by this worn out.
Post. Sbe holds her virtue still, and I my Enter PHILARIO, LACHIMO, a FRENCHMAN, a mind. DUTCHMAN, and a SPANIARD. I
lach. You must not so far prefer her 'lore
our's of Italy. Jach. Believe it, Sir, I have seen him in Britain : he was then of a crescent note, $ expected
Post. Being so far provoked as I was in to prove so worthy, as since he hath been al- France, I would abate ber nothing: though I prolowed the name of: but I could then have fess myself her adorer, not ber friend. Jooked ou him without the help of admiration; hand comparison,) had been something too fair
luch. As fair and as good (a kind of hand-inthough the catalogue of bis endowments bad
If she been tabled by his side, and I to peruse him and too good for any lady in Britany. by items.
went before others I have seen, as that diamond Phi. You speak of him when he was less fur- of your's outlustres many I have beheld, I could pished, || tban now be is, with that which makes pot but believe she excelled many : but I have bim both without and within.
not seen the most precious diainoud that is, nor French, I have seen him in France : we had you the lady. very many there, could behold the suu with as
Post. I praised her, as I rated her : so do I firm eyes as he.
my stone. Jach. This matter of marrying his king's
Jach. What do yon esteem it at ? daughter, (wherein he must be weighed, rather
Post. More than the world enjoys. by her value than his own, words hiin, I doubt
lach. Either your unparagoned mistress is dead, not, a great deal from the matter.
or she's outpriz'd by a tritte. French. And then his banishment :
Post. You are mistaken : the one may be Jach. Ay, and the approbation of those that sold, or given ; if there were wealth enough weep this lamentable divorce, under her co- for the purchase, or merit for the girt: the lours, are wonderfully to extend I bim : be it other is not a thing for sale, and only the gif
of the gods. but to fortify ber judgment, which else an easy battery might lay dat, for taking a beggar
Jach. Which the gods have given you !
Post. Which by their graces, I will keep. without more quality. But how comes it, he is to sojourn with you? How creeps acquaint
lach. You may wear her in title your's : but, auce?
you know, strange fowl light upon neighbourto whom I have been often bound for nó less one is but fiail, and the other casual; a cunPhi. His father and I were soldiers together; ing ponds. Your ring may be stolen too : so,
of your brace of unprizable estimations, the iban my life :--
ning thief, or a that way accomplished courtier, Enter PostHUMUS.
would hazard the winning both of first and
last. Here comes the Briton: Let him be so enter.
Post. Your Italy contains none so accom. rained amongst you, as suits, with gentlemen or your knowing, to a stranger' of quality. -1 be-plished a courtier, to convincet the honour of seech you all, be better known to this gentle my mistress ; if, in the boiding or loss of that, man ; whom I commend to you as a noble friend you term ber frail. I do nothing doubt you of mine : How worthy he is, I will leave to ap
have store of thieves ; notwithstanding I fear pear bereafter, rather than story him in his own
not my ring. hearing.
Phi. Let us leave here, gentlemen. French. Sir, we have known together in Or- nior, I thank him, makes no stranger of me; we
Post. Sir, with all heart. This worthy sig. leans. Pust. Sinre when I have been debtor to yon
are familiar at first.
lach. With five times so much conversation, I • Opportunity. + Meet me with reciprocal
should get ground of your fair mistress ; make prayers.
* Shakspeare has peopled Rome with modern Italians! Mynheer and the Don are mute chaIncreasing in faune. | Account
• Reconcile. plisb.d. 4 Praise inima
her go back, even to the yielding; had I ad. / Make baste: Who has the note of thein ? mittance, and opportunity to friend.
1 Lady. I, madam. Post. No, no.
Queen. Despatch. lach. I dare, thereon, pawn the moiety of
(Ereunt Ladies. my estate to your ring; which, in my opinion, Now, master doctor ; have you brought those o'er-values it something ; But I make my wager drugs? rather against your confidence, than her repu- Cor. Pleaseth your highness, ay : here they tation : and, to bar your offence herein too, I
are, madam : durst attempt it against any lady in the world.
[Presenting a small Box. Post. You are a great deal abused • iu too But I beseech your grace, (without offence ; bold a persuasion ; and I doubt not you sustain My conscience bids ine ask ;) wherefore you what you're worthy of, by your attempt.
have Jack. What's that ?
Commanded of me these most poisonous comPost. A repulse : Though your attempt, as
pounds, you call it, deserve more--a punisment too. Which are the inovers of a languishing death ;
Phi. Gentlemen, enough of this : it came in But, though slow, deadly? leo suddenly ; let it die as it was born, and, I Queen. I do wonder, doctor, pray you, be better acquainted.
Thou ask'st me such a question : Have I not lach. 'Would I had put my estate and my
been neighbour's on the approbation 1 of what I have Thy pupil long ? Hast thov not learn'd me how spoke.
To make perfumes ? distil ? preserve ?' ea, so, Post. What lady would you choose to assail ? That our great king himself doth woo ine oft
lach. Your's; whom in constancy, you think, For my confectious ? Having thus f. prostands so safe. I will lay you ten thousand du
ceeded, cats to your ring, that, commend me to the court (Unless thou think'st me devilish,) is't not meet where your lady is, with no more advantage That I did amplify my judgment in than the opportunity of a second conference, and other conclusions ? * I will try the forces I will bring from thence that honour of her's, of these thy compounds on such creatures as wbich you imagine so reserved.
We count not worth the hanging, (but none Post. I will wage against your gold, gold to it: human,) my ring I hold dear as my finger'; 'tis part of it. To try the vigour of them, and apply
Tack. You are a friend, 1 and therein the Allayments to their act; and by them gather wiser. If you buy ladies' flesh at a million a Tbeir several virtues and effects. dram, you cannot preserve it from tainting :
Cor. Your highness Bat, see, you have some religion in you, that Shall from this practice but make hard your You fear.
Both noisome and infectionis.
(Aside. ing: I dare you to this matcb : here's my ring. And enemy to my son.-How now, Pisanio ?Phi. I will have it no lay.
Doctor, your service for this time is ended ; lach. By the gods it is one :-1f I bring you Take your own way. no sufficient testimony that I bave enjoyed the Cor. I do suspect you, madam; dearest bodily part of your inistress, my ten But you shall do no barin.
(Aside. thousand ducats are your's ; so is your diamond Queen. Hark thee, a word.- [TO PISANIO. too. If I come off, and leave her in such hon- Cor. (Aside.) I do not like her. She doth our as you bave trust in, she your jewel, this
think she bas your jewel, and my gold are your's :-provided I Strange lingering poisons : I do know her spirit, have your commendation, for my more free and will not trust one of her malice with entertainment.
A drug of such damu'd nature : Those, she has, Post. I embrace these conditions ; let us have Will stupify and dull the sensawhile : articles betwixt us :-only, thus far you shall Which tirst, perchance, she'll prove on cats answer. If yoll make your voyage upon her,
and dogs ; and give me directly to understand you have Then afterward up bigher ; but there is prevailed, I am no further your enemy, she is No danger in what show of death it makes, not worth our debate : if she remain unse.
More than the locking up the spirits a time, duced, (you not making it appear otherwise,) for To be more fresh, reviving. She is fool'd your ill opinion, and the assault you have made with a most false effect ; and I the truer, to her chastity, you shall answer me with your So to be false with her. Sword.
Queen. No further service, doctor, lach. Your hand; a covenant: We will have Until I send for thee. these things set down by lawful counsel, and Cor. I humbly take my leave.
[Eril. straight away for Britain, lest the bargain should Queen. Weeps she still, say'st thou?' Dost catch cold, and starve : I will fetch my gold,
thou think, in time and bave two wagers recorded.
She will not quench ; + and let instructions enter Post. Agreed.
Where folly Dow possesses ? Do thou work ; [Errunt POSTHUMUS and Iachimo. When thou shalt bring me word slie loves my French. Will this hold, think you ?
son, Phi. Signior lachimo will not from it. Pray, I'll tell thee, on the instant, thou art then let us follow 'em.
[Ereunt. As great as is thy master : greater ; for
His fortunes all lie speechless, and his name SCENE VI.-Britain.-A Room in CYMBE- Is at last gasp : Return he cannot, por LINE's Palace.
Continue where he is : to shift bis being, .
Is to exchange one misery with another ; Enler QUEEN, LADIES, and CORNELIUS.
And every day that comes, comes to decay Queen. Whiles yet the dew's on ground, ga. A day's work in bim : What shalt thou expect, ther those flowers;
To be depender on a thing that leaus? • Decoyot.
+ Grow cool, Recommendation,
: To change his abede.
Who cannot be new built ; nor has no friends, Is warm'd by the rest, and takes it thankfully, [The Queen drops a box : Pisanio takes You are as welcome, worthy Sir, as I
Have words to bid you ; and shall find it. so so much as but to prop him!-Thou tak'st up In all that I can do. Thou know'st not what; but take it for thy Iach. Thanks, fairest lady. labour :
What! are men mad ? Hath nature given them It is a thing I made, which hath the king
eyes Five times redeem'd from deatha: I do not to see this vaulted arch, and the rich crop know
of sea and land, which can distinguish 'twixt What is more cordial :-Nay, 1 prøytbee, take it ; The fiery orbs above, and the twinn'd stones It is an earnest of a further good
Upon the number'd beach ? and can we not That I mean to thee. Tell thy mistress how Partition make with spectacles so precious The case stands with her ; do't, as from thyself. 'Twixt fair and foul ? Think what a chance thou changest on; but Imo. What makes your admiration ? think
lach. It canuot be i'the eye ; for apes and 'Thou hast thy mistress still ; to boot, my son,
monkeys, Who shall take notice of thee : l'il move the 'Twixt two such shes, would chatter this way, and To any shape of thy preferment, such (king Contemn with mows • the other : Nori'tbe As thou'lt desire; and then myself, I chiefly,
Should make desire vomit emptiness,
Imo. What is the matter, trow ?
(That satiate yet unsatisfied desire, Which, if he take, shall quite unpeople her That tub both fill'd and running,) ravening first of liegers * for her sweet; and wbich she, The lamb, longs after for the garbage. after,
Imo. What, dear Sir,
lach. Thanks, madam ; well :-'Beseecb yon, Re-enter PISANIO, and LADIES.
(To PISANTO. To taste of too. So, 80 ;-well done, well done : My man's abode where I did leave him : he The violets, cowslips, and the primroses, Is strange and peevish. + Bear to my closet ;- Fare thee well, Pisanio ; Pis. I was going, Sir, Think on my words.
To give him welcome.
[Erit PISANIO. [Exeunt QUEEN and Ladies. Imo. Continues well my lord ? His bealth, Pis. And shall do:
'beseech you ? But when to my good lord I prove untrue,
lach. Well, madam. I'll choke myself : there's all I'll do for you. Imo. Is be disposid to mirth ? I bope be is.
[Brit. lach. Exceeding pleasant; none a stranger
The Briton reveller.
Imo. When he was here,
An eminent monsieur, that, it seems, much Vexations of it! Had I been thief-stolen,
loves As my two brothers, happy! but most miser- A Gallian girl at home : be furnaces able
The thick sighs from him ; whiles the jolly Is the desire that's glorious : Blessed be those,
Briton How mean soe'er, that have their honest wills, (Your lord, I mean,) langhs from's free lungs, Which seasons comfort.--Who may this be ?
cries, O! Fie!
Can my sides hold, to think, that man,-who
knows Enter PISANIO and IACRIMO.
By history, report, or his own proof, Pis. Madam, a noble gentleman of Rome What woman is, yea, what she cannot choose Comes from my lord with letters.
But must be,-will his free hours languish lach. Change you, madamn ?
for The worthy Leonatus is in safety,
Assured bondage ? And greets your higbness dearly.
Imo. Will my lord say so ? (Presents a Letter. lach. Ay, madam ? with his eyes in flood with Imo. Thanks, goou Sir :
laughter. You are kindly welcome.
It is a recreation to be by, lach. All of her, that is out of door, most And hear him mock the Frenchman : But hea. rich !
vens know, If she be furnish'd with a mind so rare,
Some men are much to blame. She is alone the Arabian bird ; and I
Imo. Not he, I hope. Have lost the wager. Boldness be my friend ! lach. Not he : But yet beaven's bounty towards Arm me, andacity, from head to foot?
him might Or, like the Parthian, I shall flying fight; Be us'd more thankfully. in himself, 'tis Rather, directly fly.
much ; Imo. [Reads.)- He is one of the noblest note,
In you,-which I count his-beyond all ta to whose kindness I am most infinitely tied. Whilst I am bound to wonder, I am bounc
lents, Reflect upon him accordingly, as you valule
To pity too. your truest
Imo. What do you pity, Sir ? So far I read aloud :
Jach. Two creatures, heartily. But even the very iniddle of my beart
Imo. Am I one, Sir i • Ambassadors,
• Making mouths. + Shy and foolish.
You look on me: What wreck discern you in Thou wrong'st a gentleman, who is as far me,
From thy report, as thou from honour ; and Deserves your pity ?
Solicit'st here a lady, that disdains lach. Lamentable! Wbat!
Thee and the devil alike.—What ho, Pisanio! To hide me from the radiant sun, and solace The king my father shall be made acquainted l'the dungeon by a snuff?
of thy assault : if he shall think it fit, Imo. I pray you, Sir,
A saucy stranger, in bis court, to mart
He little cares for, and a daughter whom
He not respects at all.-What bo, Pisaniola It is an office of the gods to venge it,
lach. O happy Leonatus ! I may say : Not mine to speak on't.
The credit, that thy lady bath of thee, Imo. You do seem to know
Deserves thy trust; and thy most perfect gordo Something of me, or what concerns me : 'Pray
Her assur'd credit !-Blessed live you long! (Since doubting things go ill, often hurts more A lady to the worthiest Sir, that ever Than to be sure they do: for certainties Country call'd his ! and you his mistress, only Either are past remedies ; or, timely knowing, For the most worthiest fit ! Give me your pare The remedy then born,) discover to me
don. What both you sper and stop. *
I have spoke this, to know if your affiance lach. Had I this cheek
Were deeply rooted ; and shall make your lord, To bathe iny lips upou ; this hand, whose touch, That which he is, new o'er : And he is one Whose every touch, would force the feeler's The truest manner'd; such a boly vitch, soal
That he enchants societies unto him : To the oath of loyalty ; this object, which Half all men's hearts are bis. Takes prisoner the wild motion of mine eye,, Imo. You make amends. Fixing it only here: should I (damn'd then,) lach, lle sits 'mongst men, like a descended Slaver with lips as common as the stairs
god : That mount the Capitol ; join gripes with hands He hath a kind of honour sets him off, Made bard with hourly falsebood (falsehood, as More than a mortal seemning. Be not angry, With labour ;) theu lie peeping in an eye, Most mighty princess, that i have adventur'a Base and unlustrous as the smoky light
To try your taking of a false report ; which hath That's fed with stinking tallow; it were fit, Honour'd with confirmation your great judgThat all the plagues of hell should at one time
inent Encounter such revolt,
In the election of a Sir so rare, Imo. My lord, I fear,
Which you know, cannot err: The love I bear Has forgot Britain.
him lach. And himself. Not I,
Made me to fan * you thus; but the gods made (uclin'd to this intelligence, pronounce
you, The beggary of his change; but 'tis your graces Unlike all others, chaffless. Pray, your pardon. That, from any mutest conscience, to iny tongue, Imo. All's well, Sir : Take my power i'the Charms this report out.
court for your's. Imo. Let me hear no more.
lach. My humble thanks. I had almost forgot luch. O dearest soul ! your cause doth strike To entreat your grace but in a sinall request, my heart
And yet of inoment too, for it concerns With pity, that doth make me sick. A lady Your lord: myself, and other noble friends, So fair, and fasten’d to an empery, +
Are partners in the business. Would make the great'st king double ! to be Imo. Pray, what is't? partner'd
lach. Some dozen Romans of us, and your With tomboys, I hir'd with that self-exhibition $
lord, Which your own coffers yield! with diseas'u (The best feather of our wing) have mingled ventures,
sums, That play with al infirmities for gold
To buy a present for the emperor; Which rottenness can levd bature ! such boil'a Which I, ihe factor for the rest have done stoft,
la France : 'Tis plate of rare device; and As well might poison poison ! Be reveng'd ;
jewels, Or she that bore you was no queen, and you
of rich and exquisite form ; their value's great ;
; Recoil from your great stock.
And I am something curious, being strange, t Imo. Reveng'd !
To have thein in safe stowage : May it please you How should I be reveng'd? If this be true, To take them in protection ? (As I have such a heart, that both nine ears
Imo. Willingly; Must not in haste abuse,) if it be true,
And pawn mine honour for their safety : since How should I be reveng'd ?
My lord hath interest in them, I will keep them lach. Should he make me
In my bed-chamber.
Attended by my men: I will make bold
lach. Yes, I beseech ; or I shall short iny Still close, as sure,
word, Imo. What ho, Pisanio !
By length’ning my return. From Gallia lach. Let me my service tender on your lips. I cross'd the seas on purpose, and on promise Imo. Away !-I'do condemn mine ears, ibat To see your grace. have
Imo. I thank you for your pains ; so long attended thee.-If thou wert honour. But not away to-morrow ? able,
lach. 0 I must, madam : Thou would'st have told this tale for virtue, not Therefore, I shall beseech you, if you please For such an end thou seek'st; as base as to greet your lord with writing, do't to-night: strange.
I bave outstood iny time ; which is material
To the tender of our present. • What you seem anxious to utter, and yet withhold.
Imo. I will write. Sovereign command.
Wantens. Allowance, peusion.
• To fan, is to winnow. + A stranger.