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With tokens thus, and thus; averring notes
Ay, so thou dost,
(Coming forward. Italian fiend !-Ah me, most credulous fool, Egregious murderer, thief, any thing That's due to all the villains past, in being, To come!-0, give me cord, or knife, or poison, Some upright justicer! Thou, king, send out For torturers ingevious: it is [ That all the abhorred things o'the earth amend, By being worse than they. I am Posthûmus, That kill'd thy daughter :-villain-like, I lie; That caus'd a lesser villain than myself, A sacrilegious thief, to do't :- the temple Of virtue was she; yea, and she herself". Spit, and throw stones, cast mire upon me, set The dogs o'the street to bay me: every villain Be call's, Posthumus Leonatus; and Be viliainy less than 'twas!-O Imogen! My queen, my life, my wife! O Imogen, Imogen, Imogen! Imo.
Peace, my lord; hear, hear, Pust. Shall's have a play of this? Thou scornful
. page, There lie thy part. [Striking her: she falls. Pis.
O, gentlemen, help, help Mine, aud your mistress :-0, my lord Posthumus! You ne'er kill'd Imogen till now:-Help, help!Mine honour'd lady! Сут.
Does the world go round? Pust. How come these staggers on me?
• Not only the temple of virtue, but virtue herself.
. Wake, my mistress! Cym. If this be so, the gods do mean to strike me To death with inortal joy. Pis.
How fares my mistress? Imo. O, get thee from my sight; Thou gav'st me poison : dangerous fellow, hence ! Breathe not where princes are. Сут.
The tune of Imogen!
Cym. New matter still?
It poison'd me.
What's this, Cornelius ?
Imo. Most like I did, for I was dead.
This is sure, Fidele. Imo. Why did you throw your wedded lady froin
* Mix, compound.
Think, that you are upon a rock; and now
[Embracing him. Post.
Hang there like fruit, my soul, Till the tree die! Cym.
How now, my flesh, my child? What, mak'st thou me a dullard in this act? Wilt thou not speak to me?
Your blessing, sir.
[Kneeling. Bel. Though you did love this youth, i blame ye
not; You had a motive fort. [To Guid, and Arvi. Cym.
My tears that fall,
. I am sorry fort, my lord,
Let me end the story:
Marry, the gods forfend!
I would not thy good deeds should from my lips
Gui. I have spoke it, and I did it.
Gui. A most uncivil one: The wrongs he did me
I am sorry for thee : By thine own tongue thou art condemo'd, and must Endure our law: Thou art dead. Imo.
That headless man I thought had been my lord. Cym.
Bind the offender, And take him from our presence. Bel.
Stay, sir king: This man is better than the man he slew, As well descended as thyself; and hath More of thee merited, than a band of Clotens Had ever scar for.-Let his arms alone;
[To the Guard. They were not born for bondage. Cym.
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.
By leave;- Thou hadst, great king, a subject, who
What of him? he is
He it is, that hath
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? Bel. So sure as you your father's. I, old Morgan, Am that Belarius whom you sometime banishi'd : Your pleasure was my mere offence, my punishment Itself, and all my treason ; that I suffer'd, Was all the harm I did. These gentle princes (For such, and so they are), these twenty years Have I train'd up: those arts they have, as I Could put into them; my breeding was, sir, as Your bighness knows. Their nurse, Euriphile, Whom for the theft I wedded, stole these children Upon my banishment: I mov'd her to't; Having receiv'd the punishment before, For that which I did then: Beaten for loyalty Excited me to treason : Their dear loss, The more of you 'twas felt, the more it shap'd Unto my end of stealing them. But, gracious sir, Here are your sons again; and I must lose Two of the sweet'st companions in the world :