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He serv'd with glory and admir'd success; I'll fetch a turn about the garden, pitying
So gain'd the fur-addition, Leonatus :

The pangs of barr'd affections; though the king And had, besides this gentleman in question, Hath charg'd you should not speak together. [Exit. Two other sons; who, in the wars o' the time, Imo. O difsembling courtesy ! How fine this tyrant Dy'd with their swords in hand; for which, their Can tickle where she wounds !-My Jearest husband, father

I something fear my father's wrath; but nothing, (Then old and fond of ifsue) took such forrow, (Always reserv'd my holy duty) what That he quit being ; and his gentle lady,

His rage can do on me : You must be gone ;
Big of this gentleman, our theme, deceas'd

And I shall here abide the hourly shot
As he was born. The king, he takes the babe Of angry eyes ; not comforted to live,
To his protection; calls him Pofthumus; But that there is this jewel in the world,
Breeds him, and makes him of his bed-chamber; That I may see again.
Puts to him all the learning that his time

Poft. My queen! my mistress!
Could make him the receiver of; which he took, O, lady, weep no more ; left I give cause
As we do air, fast as 'twas minister'd ; and To be suspected of more tenderness
In his spring became a harvest: Liv'd in court,

Than doth become a man! I will remain
(Which rare it is to do) most prais’d, most lov'd: The loyal'st husband that did e'er plight troth.
A sample to the youngest ; to the more mature,

My residence in Rome, at one Philario's; A glass that feated them '; and to the graver,

Who to my father was a friend, to me A child that guided dotards : to his mistress,

Known but by letter : thither write, my queen, *For whom he now is banish'd her own price And with mine eyes I'd drink the words you fete', Proclaims how she esteem'd him and his virtue ; Though ink be made of gall. By her election may be truly read,

Re-enter Queen. What kind of man he is.

Queen. Be brief, I pray you : 2 Gent. I honour him

If the king come, I Thall incur I know not Even out of your report. But, pray you, tell me,

How much of his displeasure :-Yet, I'll more him Is the sole child to the king? i Gent. His only child.

To walk this way : I never do him wrong, He had two sons, (if this be worth your hearing,

But he does buy my injuries, to be friends; Mark it) the eldest of them at three years old,

Pays dear for my offences.

(Exit. I'the swathing clothes the other, from their nursery

Poft. Should we be taking leave Werestolen ; and to this hour, no guess in knowledge As long a term as yet we have to live, Which way they went.

The lothness to depart would grow: Adieu ! 2 Gent. How long is this ago?

Imo. Nay, stay a little.
Gent. Some twenty years.

(vey'd ! Were you but riding forth to air yourself, 2 Gent. That a king's children thould be lo con- Such parting were too petty. Look here, love ; So llackly guarded! And the search to now, This diamond was my mother's : take it, heart; That could not trace them !

But keep it 'till you woo another wife, I Gent. Howfne'er 'tis strange,

When Imogen is dead. Or that the negligence may well be laugh'd at,

Poft. How ! how ! another Yet is it true, fir.

You gentle gods, give me but this I have, 2 Gent. I do well believe you.

And fear up my embracements from a next i Geni. We muit forbear: Here comes the With bonds of death !-Remain, remain thou here gentleman,

[Putting an oberung The queen, and princess.

[Excunt.

While sense can keep it on! And swecteft, faireit,

As I my poor felt did exchange for you,
SCENE 11.

To your fo infinite loss; so, in our trifles
Enter the Queen, Poli humus, Imogen, and attendants. It is a manacle of love ; . I'll place it

I ftill win of you : For my fake, wear this;. Queen. No, be assur’d, you shall not find me,

[Putting a bracelet om bez are. daughter,

Upon this fairest prisoner.
After the Nander of most step-mothers,

Imo. O, the gods !
Evil-ey'd unto you: you are my prisoner, but When thall we see again?
Your gaoler shall deliver you the keys

Enter Gymbeline, and Lords.
That lock up your restraint, For you, Posthumus, Poft. Alack, the king !
So soon as I can win the offended king,

Cym. Thou baleft thing, avoid ! hence, from my I will be known your advocate : marry, yet

fight!
The fire of rage is in him; and 'twere good, If, after this command, thou fraught the court
You lean'd unto his sentence, with what patience With thy unworthiness, thou dy'tt : Away!
Your wisdom may inform you.

Thou art poison to my blood.
Pot. Please your highness,

Poft. The gods protect you ! I will from hence to-day.

And bless the good remainders of the court ! Queen. You know the peril :

I am gone.

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Ting. There cannot be a pinch in deacha Myself by with a needle, that I'might prick
More iharp than this.

The guer back. Why came you from your master?
Cym. ) diduyal thing,

Pij. On his command : He would not suffer nie
That should'It rep.ir my youth; thou heapest To bring tim to the haven : left these notes
A year's age on me!

Of what commands I should be fubject to,
19. I beseech you, fir,

When it pleas'd you to employ me.
Hirm not yourself with your vexation ; I

Qucen. This hath been
Am senseleis of your wrath ; a touch more rare ! Your faithful fervant : I dare lay mine honour,
Subdues all pangs, all fe.rs.

lle will remain fo.
Cym. Paft grace? obedience ?

Pij. I humbly thank your highness.
1999. Paft hope, and in despair ; that way, pan queen. Pray, walk a while.
grace.

Ins. About some half hour hence, pray yoa
Cym. That mightít have had the sole son of my

1peak with me :

You Thall, at least, go see my lord aboard :
Imo. O bleft, that I might not! I chose an eagle, For this time, leave me.

{Excurs And did avoid a puttock 2.

S CE N E III.
Cym. Thou took'lt a beggar; would't have
made my tlirone

Enter Coten, and two Lords.
A fent for bateners.

1 Lord. Sir, I would advise you to shift a shiit; Imo. No; I rather added

the violence of action bath made you reek as a faA luftre to it.

crifice: Where air comes out, air comes in: Cym. O thou vile one!

there's pone abroad so wholesome as that you 1mo. Sii,

vent.
It is your fault that I have love! Pathumus : C's. If my shirt were bloody, then to shift it-
You bred him as my pl.iy-fellow; ane! he is Have I hurt him?
A man worth any woman ; over-buys nie

2 Lori. No, faith ; not so much as his patience. Almost the sum he pass.

Cym. What?~-art thou mad? (I were 1 Lord. Hurt him his body's a parlable carcass,

Ims. Almoft, fir:-Heaven rettore me!--'Would if he be not hurt : it is a thorough-fare for steel, if
A neat-herd's daughter! and my Leonatus it be not hurt.
Our neighbour shepherd's fon!

2 Lord. His steel was in debt ; it went o' the Re-enter Queca.

back-side of the town
Cym. Thou foolish thing!

Clor. The villain would not stand me.
They were again togetirer : you have done

2 Lord. No; but he fied forward Itill, toward [To the queen. your face.

[4jde. Not after our command. Away with her,

i Lord. Stand you! You have land enough of And pen her up.

your own : but he added to your having; gave
Queen. Beseech your patience:-Peace, you some ground.
Dear lady daughter, peace !--Sweet sovereign, 2 Lord. As many inches as you have oceans :
Leave us to ourselves ; and make yourself some Puppies !

Ahdi. comfort

Cist. I would, they had not come between us. Out of your best advice.

2 Lord. So would I, 'till you had measur'd how Cym. Nay, let her ianguish

long a fool you were upon the ground. [ Aki.. A drop of blood a day; and, being aged,

Clot. And that the should love this fellow, and Die of this folly!

[Exit. refute me! Enter Pifario.

2. Lord. If it be a fin to make a true election, Queen. Fie ! ---you must give way :

the is damn'd.

4. Here is your servit.-Hown w, sir? het news: i Lord. Sir, as I told you always, her beauty

Pif. My lord your fon drew on my mater. and her brain go not together : She's a good figa :,
Queen. Ha!

but I have seen small reflection of her wit.
No harm, I trult, is done?

2 Loid. She ihines not upon foois, leit the rePif. There miglit have been,

Aestion should hurt her,

(side.
But that my matter rather played than fought, Clot. Come, l'il to my chamber : 'Would there
And had no help of rager : they were partcd had been some burt done!
By gentlemen at hand.

2 Lord. I wish not fo ; unless it had been the Ouern. I am very glad on't.

fall of an ass, which is no great hurt.

[-tride. limo. Your lon's my father's friend ; he takes his CL:. You'll go with us? part.

i Lord. I'll attend your lordship.
To dratt upon an exile' brare fir!

Cht. Nay, come, let's go together.
I would they were in Africk hoch iogether ; 2. Lond. Well, my lord.

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A reuch more rare, may mean a nobler paffron, or a more exquisite ferling, a fuperior lemfurion. 2 A kite. 3 Sign here means fuir outward Thew. Mt. Sicevens adds, that to understand the whole force of Shakipearc's idea, it 'hould be remember'd, that anciently alınost every n had a molto, or fome attempt at a witticili, undera ath it.

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SCENE IV.

SCENẾ v.
Imogen's Apartments.

Rome.
Enter Imogen, and Pifanio.

An Apartment in Philarie's House
Ing. I would thou grew'it unto the thores o' the

Enter Pbilaris, laebimo, and a Frencbrid haven,

laek. Believe i, fir: I have seen him in Bri

cain : he was then of a crescent note; expectato And question'dt every fail : if he should write, And I not have it, 'twere a paper loft

prove so worthy, as ince he has been allowed the As offer'd mercy is'. What was the last

name of : but I could then hare look'd on him That he spake to thee?

without the help of admiration; thougi: the caraPif. 'Twas, “ His queen, liis queen!'

logue of his endowments had been cabled by his Imn. Then wav'd his handkerchief?

side, and I to peruse him by items. Pif. And kiss'd it, madam.

Phil. Yon fpeak of him when he was lefs fur. Ivia. Senseless linen! happier therein than I !-- nifhd, than now he is, with that which maks + And that was all?

him both without and within. Pif. No, madam ; for so long

French. I lave seen him. in France : we hed As he could make me with this eye, or ear,

very many there, could belsold the fun with us Dittinguish him from others, he did keep

firm eyes as he. The deck, with glove, or hat, or handkerchief,

lach. This matter of marrying his king's daughStill waving, as the fits and stirs of his mind

ter (wherein he must be weigh'd rather by her Couid best expreís how flow tuis soul fail'd on,

value, than his own) words him, I doubt act, a How swift his thip.

great deal from the matters. [imn. Thou should have made him

French. And then his banishment. As little as a crow, or less, ere left

luch. Ay, and the approbations of those, tha To after-eve him.

weep this lamentable divorce, under her colours, Pif. M.tulum, so I did.

are wonderfully to extend him ; be it but to for. Imo. I would have broke mine eye-strings ; Lify her julgment, which else an easy battery might crack'd them, but

lay flat, for taking a bessar without more quality. To look upon him; till the diminution

But how comes it, he is to sojourn with you Of Trace ? had pointed him sharp as my needle :

How creeps acquaintance ?

Pbil. His father and I were soldiers together ; Nay, follow'd him, 'till he had melted from The imallness of a gnat to air ; and then [nio,

to whom I have been otten bound for no less than Have turn'd mine eye, and wept.-But, good Pita- my life : When shall we hear from him?

Inter Polema!.

Here comes the Driton : Lut him be so entertained Pis. Be atu'd, madam, With his next vantage 3.

antongit you, as fuits, with gentlemen of your Imio. I did not take my leave of him, but had knowing, to a stranger of liis quality. I beseech Moit pretty things to say: ere I could tell hiin,

you all, be better known to this gentleman ; whom How I would think ou him, at certain hours,

I commend to you, as a noble friend of mine : Such thoughts, and such; or I could make him How worthy he is, I will leave to appear here.

after, rather than story him in his own hearing. swear, The she's of lealy should not betray Thim,

French. Sir, we have known together in Or.

leans. Dline intereft, and tus honour ; or have charg'd At the sixth hour of morn, at noon, at midnight, courtesies, which I will be ever to pay, and yet

Poft. Since when I have been debtor to you for To encounter me with orisons, for then I am in heaven for him; or ere I could Give him that parting kiss, which I had set

Frenck. Sir, you o'er-rate my poor kindness; I Betwixt cwo charming words, comes in my father,

was glad I did acone; my countryman and you; And, like the tyrannous breathing of the north,

it had been pity, you thould have been put toge. Shakes all our buds from growing.

ther with so mortal a purpose, as then each bore,

upon importance of so flight and trivial a nature. Enter a Lady.

Peft. By your pardon, fir, I was then a young Lady. The queen, madam,

traveller ; rather thunnid to go even with what I Defires your highness' company. (patch'J.

heard, than in my every action to be guided by Imo. Those things I bid you do, get them dif- others' experiences S : but, upon my mende! I will attend the queen.

judgment, (if I offend not to say it is mended) my Pis. Maslam, I shall.

(Exeurs.

quarrel was not altogether Night.

pay still.

1 The meaning is, that the loss of that paper would prove as fatal to her, as the lo's of a parcon to a condemna runinal. 2 Dr. Johnson remarks, that the diminution of space, is the diminst: os of which space is the cause. Trees are killed by a blaft of lighting, that is, by baking, no: éisfcd lightning 3 i. e. next opportunity. 4 Make is here used in the sense in which we say, This will make or mar you. si.e. makes the description of him very diftant from the truth. 6ie. bv her influence. ? To atone fignifies in this place to reconcile. 8 Tha ise I was then willing to cake for my direction the cxperience of others, more than duch intelligence as I had galacred myself.

France.

of Italy.

French. 'Faith, yes, to be put to the arbitre-lher go back, even to the yielding ; had I admitment of swords; and by fuch two, that would, tance, and opportunity to friend. by all likelyhood, have confounded one the other, Poft. No, no. or have fallen both..

lacha I dare, thereupon, pawn the moiety of Lach. Can we, with manners, ask what was the my estate to your ring ; which, in my opinion, difference?

o'er-values it something : But I make my wager French. Safely, I think: 'twas a contention in rather against your confidence, than her reputapublick, which may, without contradiétion; suffer tion : and, to bar your offence herein too, I duft tive report'. It was much like an argument attempt it against any laly in the world. that fell out last night, where each of us fell Poft. You are a great deal abus'd 3 in too bold in praise of our country mittreiles: This gencle-a perfuafion; and I doubt not you sustain what man at that time vouching, (and upon warrant of you're worthy of, by your attempt. bloody aflirmation) his to be more fair, virtuous, lack. What's that ? wile, chatte, conttant-qualified, and less attempti Pofi. A repulse : Though your attempt, as you ble, than any the rarest of our ladies in France. call it, deserves more; a punishment too.

lach. That lady is not now living; or this gen Pbil. Gentlemen, enough of this : it came in tleman's opinion, by this, worn out.

too fuddenly ; let it die as it was born, and, I pray Poft. She holds her virtue Itill, and I my mind. you, be better acquainted. Tuch. You must not so far prefer her 'fore ours Tab. 'Would I had put my estate, and my

neighbour's, on the approbacion 4 of what I have Poft. Being so far provok'd as I was in France, (poke. I would abate her nothing ; though I prosess my Poft. What lady would you chuse to affail? self her adorer, not her friend.

lach. Yours , who in constancy, you think, Luch. As fair, and as good, (a kind of hand-in- Itanuis fo safe. I will lay you ten thousand ducats hand compariton) had been fomething too fair, to your ring, that, commend me to the court and too good, for any lady in Britany. If the where your lady is, with no more advantage than went before others I have seen, as that diamond the opportunity of a second conference, and I will of yours out-lustres many I liave beheld, I could bring from thience that honour of hers, which you not believe the excelled many : but I have not imagine so reserv'd. seen the most precious diamond that is, nor you Pol. I will wage against your gold, gold to it : the lady:

[Itone. my ring I hold dear as my finger; 'tis part of it. Poji. I prais d her, as I rated her ; so do I my lech. You are a friend, and therein the wiser s. lacb. What do you efteem it at ?

If you buy ladies' Heth at a million a dram, you Poft. More than the world enjoys.

cannot preserve it from tainting : But, I see, you luch. Either your unparagon'd mistress is dead, have some religion in yoll, that you fear. or the's out-priz'd by a trifie.

Poft. This is but a custom in your tongue: you
Poft. You are mistaken : the one may be sold, bear a graver purpose, I hope.
or given ; if there were wealth enough for the lacb. I am the master of my speeches; and
purchase, or merit for the gift : the other is not a would undergo what's ipoken, I swear.
thing for sale, and only the gift of the gods. Pof. Will you ? --I shall but lend my diamond

Jacb. Which the gods have given you ? 'till your return :--Let there be covenants drawn
Pof. Which, by their graces, I will keep. between us : My mittress exceeds in goodness the

Jacb. You may wear her in title yours : but, hugeness of your unworthy thinking : I dare you
you know, frange fowl light upon neighbouring to this match : bere's my ring.
ponds. Your ring may be itolen too: so, of your

Phil. I will have it no lay. brace of uprizeable estimations, the one is but lach. By the gods, it is one :-If I bring you frail, and the other casual : a cunning thief, or a no fuiticient testimony that I have enjoy'd the that-way-accomplish'd courtier, would hazard the dearest bodily part of your mistress, my ben thou. winning both of firit and lalt.

fand ducats are yours; fo is your diamond tuo Pof. Your Italy contains none fu accomplish'a IC I come off, and leave her in futh honour as a courtier, to convince ? the honour of my mistress ; you have truit in, the your jewel, this your jewel, if, in the hold.ng or loss of that, you termı her frail. and my gold are yours ;---provided, I have your I do nothing doubt, you have store of thieves ; commendation, for my more free entertainment. notwithstanding, I fear not my ringa

l'oli. I embrace these conditions ; let us huvo Pbil. Let us leave here, gentlemen.

articles betwixt us ;-only, thus far you thall anPoft. Sir, with all my heart. This worthy swer. If you make your veyage upon her, and signior, I thank him, makes no stranger of me ; give me diieclly to understand you have prevailing we are familiar at first.

I am no further your enemy, she is not worth our Luch. With five tinies so much conversation, 1 debate : if she remain anseduc'd, (sou net making Tould get ground of your fair mitrels : make it appear ucherwite) for your ill opinion, and the 1. That is, Which, undoubtedly, may be publickly told

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assault you have made to her chastity, you shall And will not trust one of her malice with answer me with your sword.

A drug of such damn'd nature : Thore the hs, lach. Your hand; a covenant : We will have Will stupify and dull the sense a while : (dog; these things let down by lawful couniel, and Which firtt, perchance, she'll prove on cats, and ftright away for Britain ; left the bargain should Then afterward up higher : but there is catch cold, and starve : I will fetch my gold, and No danger in what thew of death it makes, have our two wagers recorded.

More than the locking up the spirits a time, Pojf. Agreed. [Excunt Pofihumus and Iachimo. To be more fresh, reviving. She is fool'd French. Will this hold, think you?

With a most falle effect; and I the truer, Pbil. Signior Iachimo will not from it. Pray, so to be false with her. let us follow 'em.

[Exeunt. ween. No further service, doctor,

Until I send for thee.
S CE N E VI.
Cor. I humbly take my leave.

Esit.
Cymbeline's Palace.

Queen. Weeps the still, lay it thou? Do the

think, in time Erter Quten, Ladies, and Corni’ins.

She will not quench ; and let instructions enter Queen. Whiles yet the dew's on ground, gather Where folly now potle!les ? Do thou work: thofe fowers;

When thou thalt bring me word, she loves my son, Make hatte : Who has the note of them? I'll tell thee, on the instant, thou art then i Ludy. I, madam.

As great as is thy master : greater ; for ucer. Dispatch.

[Fxeunt Ladies. His fortunes all lie speechless, and his name Now, master doctor ; have you brought thore Is at last gasp : Return he cannot, nor drugs?

(madam : Continue where he is : to thift his being 3, Cor. Picaleth your highness, ay : here they are, is to exchange one misery with another ; But I beleech your grace, (without ofience ; And every day, that comes, comes to decay My conicience bids me alk) wherefore you have A day's work in him : What shalt thou expcet, Commanded of me there most poisonous compounds, To be depender on a thing that leans 3 ? Which are the movers of a languishing death ; Who cannot be new built ; nor has no friends, But, though flow, deadly?

[The Queen drops a phial: Pisanio iakes is ucen. I wonder, doctor,

So much as but to prop him ?- Thou tak it up Thou ask'st me such a question : Have I not been Thou know it not what; but take it for thy labour : Thy pupil long? Halt thou not learn'd me how It is a thing I make, which liath the king To niake perfumes ? diftill i preserve ? yea, so Five times redeem'd from death; I do not know That our great king himself doth woo me oft What is more cordial :--Nay, I prythee, take ii; For my confections ? Having thus far proceeded, It is an earnest of a further good (Unless thou think'st me devilish) is 't not meet That I mean to thee. Tell thy mistress how That I did amplify my judgment in

The cafe Nands with her ; do't, as from thiyíelf. Other conclufions!? I will try the forces Think what a chance thou changest on *; but think Of these thy compounds on such creatures as Thou hast thy mistrets itill; to boot, my son, We count not worth the hanging, (but none human) Who shall take notice of thee : I'll move the kag To try the vigour of them, and apply

To any thape of thy preferment, such Allayments to their act; and by them gather As thou 'It defire ; and then myself, I chiefly, Their several virtues, and effects.

That let thee on to this defeit, am bound Cor. Your highness

To load thy merit richly. Call my women: Shall from this practice but make hard your heart :

[Exit Pilaria Befides, the seeing these efiects will be

Think on my words.-A Ny, and constant knave; Both noisome and infectious.

Not to be shak'd: the agent for his master ;
Queen, 0, content thee.

And the remembrancer of her, to hold
Erser Pifario.

The hand eft to her lord.--I have given him that,
Here comes a fattering raical ; upon him [zipide. Which, if he take, Thall quite unpeople her
Will I first work : he's for his master,

Of leigers s for her sweet ; and which she, after, And enemy to my son.—How now, Pisanio ? Except the hend her humour, shall be allur'd Doctor, your service for this time is ended;

Re-enter Pisanio, and Ladies. Take your own way.

To taste of 100.--So, fo ;-well done, well done : Cor. I do suspect you, madam ;

The violets, cowllips, and the primroses, But you shall do no harm.

[-?hide. Bear to my closet :-Fare thee well, Pifanio; uren. Hark thee, a word. (To Dofirmie. Think on my words. [Exeunt Queen, and Ladies. Cor. [Ad:.] I do not like her. She doth think, Pis. And fall do: he has

But when to my good lord I prove untrue, Strange lingering petons: I do know her spirit, li'll choke myself : there's all I'll do for you. [Exis.

1 That is, other experimento 2 i. e. to change his abode. 3 i. e, that inclines towards its

4 The meaning is, Think with what a sair profpect of mending your fortunes you now change your prefent fcrvice." Ś A lewer amballador is one that resides at a foreign court to promote his matter's interest

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