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| 'Twixt two such The's, would chatter this way, and Imogen's Apartment.
Contemn with mows the other : Nor i' the judge
Be wisely definite : Nor i' the appetite ;
Not so allur'd to fced 4.
The lamb, longs after for the garbage.
Imo. What, dear fir,
lach. Thanks, madam ; well :-'Befeech you, Iach. Change you, madam ?
[To Pisanio. The worthy Leonatus is in safety,
Desire my man's abode where I did leave hiin:
Pif. I was going, fir,
To give him welcome.
Imo. Is he dispos'd to mirth! I hope, he is.
Imo. When he was here,
He did incline to sadness; and oft-times
" LEONATUS." An eminent monsieur, that, it seems, much loves So far I read aloud :
A Gallian girl at home; he furnaces
The thick lighs from him ; whiles the jolly Briton
cries ! « O!
[knows Hare words to bid you ; and Ihall find it 10, “ Can my hides hold, to think, that man, who In all that I can do.
“ By history, report, or his own proof, lacb. Thanks, fairest lady.
“ What woman is, yea, what she cannot chuse What ! are men mad? Hath nature given them “ But must be will his free hours languith eyes
[-Aides « For aifur'd bondage ?"
Imo. Not he, I hope.
[him might Imo. What makes your admiration ?
lach. Not he : But yet heaven's bounty towards lach. It cannot be i' the eye ; for apes and Be us’d more thankfully. In himself, 'cis much; monkeys,
In you, which I account las, beyond all talents,
1 That is, according to Warburton, “ who are beholden only to the reasons for their support and nourishment; fo that, it those be kindly, fuch have no more to care for or deare." 2 The stop of pea and lund means the productions of either element. 3 Dr. Johnson fays, “ he knows 106 well how to regulate this passage. Number'd is perhaps numerous. Twinn'd jiuncs he does not under. stand. Twinn'd shells, or pairs of helis, a'e very common." Mr. Steevens adds, that the pebbles on the sea-shore are so inuch of the fame size and shape, that twinn'd may wean as i ke as twins, Dr. Farmer thinks we may read the umbered, the fraded beach. 4 Dr. Joint in explains this palfage thus : “ Iachimo, in this counterfeited rapture, has shewn how the eyes and the judgment would determine in favour of Imogen, comparing her with the present mistress of Pollhumus, and proceeds to fly, that appetite too would give the la:ne suffrage. Difere, says he, when it approached sluttery, and considered it in comparison with such neat excellence, would not only be not so lured to feed, but, seized with a fit of loathing, would vomit emptiness, would feel the convullions of diigut, though, being unfed, it had nothing to cject." S Strange here seems to fignifyfry or bulkward.
Whilft I am bound to wonder, I am bound (As I have such a heart, that both mine east
Must not in haite abuse) if it be true,
How should I be reveng'd ? lach. Two creatures, heartily.
lach. Should he make me Imo. Am I one, fir?
Live like Diana's priest, betwixt cold sheets;
In your despight, tapon your purse ? Revenge its lacb. Lamentable! What !
I dedicate myself to your sweet pleasure ;
And will continue fast to your affection,
Still clore, as fure. Deliver with more openness your answers
Imo. What ho, Pisanio! To my demands. Why do you pity me?
lach. Let me my service tender on your lips. lacb. That others do,
Imo. Away !-1 do condemn mine ears, the I was about to say, enjoy your -But
hare It is an office of the gods to venge it,
So long attended thee.--If thou wert honourable, Not mine to speak on't.
Thou would't have told this tale for virtue, dok Imo. You do seem to know
For such an end thou seek'st; as bare, as strange. Something of me, or what concerns me; Pray you, Thou wrong'st a gentleman, who is as far (Since doubting things go ill, often hurts more From thy report, as thou from honour; and Than to be sure they do: For certainties Solicit'st here a lady, that disdains Either are paft remedies ; or, timely knowing', Thee and the devil alike :-What ho, Pisanio ! The remedy then born) discover to me
The king my father shall be made acquainted What both you (pur and itop .
Of thy aliault : if he hall think it fit, lach, Had I this cheek
A saucy stranger, in his court, to mart To bathe my lips upon; this hand, whose touch, As in a Romith stew, and to expound Whose every touch, would force the feeler's foul His beastly mind to us; he hath a court To the oath of loyalty ; this object, which He little cares for, and a daughter whom Takes prisoner the wild motion of mine eye, He not respects at all.--What ho, Pifanio! Fixing it only here : should I (damu'd then) lach. O happy Leonatus ! I may lay ; Slaver withi lips as common as the stairs
The credit, that thy lady hath of thee, That mount the Capitol ; join gripes with hands Deserves thy trust: and thy most perfect goodnels Made hard with hourly falfhood (falfhood, as Her allur'd credit ! Blefled live you long ! With labour); then lie peeping in an eye, A lady to the worthiest sir, that ever Base and unlustrous as the smoky light
Country callid his! and you his mistress, only That's fed with stinking tallow; it were fit, For the most worthieit tit! Give me your paruer That all the plagues of hell should at one time I have spoke this, to know if your affiance Encounter such revolt.
Were deeply rooted; and shall make your lord, Twe. My lord, I fear,
That which he is, new o'er : And he is one Has forgot Britain.
The truest manner'd ; such a holy witch, lacb. And himself. Not I,
That he enchants societies unto him : Iuclin d to this intelligence, pronounce
Half all men's hearts are his. The beggary of his change ; but 'tis your graces Imo. You make amends. That from my mutest conscience, to my tongue, lach. He fits 'mongst men, like a descended god: Charms this report out.
He hath a kind of honour fets him off, Iwo. Let me hear no more.
[heart More than a mortal leeming. Be not angry, Inch. O dearest soul ! your cause doth strike my Most mighty princess, that I have adventuru With pity that doch make me fick. A lady To try your taking of a false report; which hath So fair, and fasten'd to an empery 3, [ner'd Honour'd with confirmation your great judgment Wonld make the greatest king double ! to be part. In the election of a fir fó rare, With tomboys 4, hir’d with that self-exhibition Which you know, cannot err: The love I bear him Which your own coffers yield 5! with diseas'd ven- Made me to fan you thus; but the gods made you, tures,
Unlike ail others, chaffless. Pray, your pardovi. That play with all infirmities for gold [stuff, Imo. All's well, fir: Take my power i the Which rottenness can lend nature! fuch boil'd
court for yours. As well might poison poison ! Be reveng'u ; Iach. My humble thanks. I had almost forget Or she, that bore you, was no queen, and you To intreat your grace but in a small request, Recoil from your great stock.
And yet of moment too, for it concerns Ino. Reveng'd!
Your lord ; myself, and other noble fruids, How thould I be reveng'd? If this be true, Are partners in the business.
! Rather, timely known. 2 What it is that at once incites you to speak, and restrains you from ir. 3 Empery is a word fignifying lovereign command; now obsolete. 4 A masculine, forward girl is still called a lombuy. 5 Gross dirumpets, hired with the very penfion which you allow
Imo. Pray, what is't?
I must aboard to-morrow. lach. Some dozen Romaris of us, and your lord, lino. O, no, no. (The best feather of our wing) have mingled sums, Tach. Yes, I beseech ; or I hall short my word, To buy a present for the emperor ;
By length’ning my return. From Gallia
Im3. I thank you for your pains ;
Therefore I shall beseech you, if you please
To greet your lord with writing, do't tu-night : And pawn mine honour for their safety : since I have out-itood my time, which is material My lord hath interest in then, I will keep them To the tender of our present. In my bed-chamber.
Imo. I will write. lacb. They are in a trunk,
Send your trunk to me; it shall safe be kept, Attended by my men: I will make bold And truly yielded you : You are very welcome. To send theni to you, only for this night;
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2 Lord. Ay, it is fit for your lordship only. Cymbeline's Palace.
Clot. Why, so I say.
i Lid. Did you hear of a stranger, that's comic Enter Cloen, and two Lords.
to court to-night? Clor. AS there ever inan had such luck! Ciot. A itranger! and I not know on 't !
when I kiss'd the jack ? upon an up 2 Lord. He's a strange fellow himself, and knows cast, to be hit away! I had a hundred pound it not.
[-Alide. on't: And then a whorefon jackanapes must take
i Loid. There's an Italian come; and, 'tis thought, me up for swearing; as if I borrow'd my oaths of one of Leonatus' friends. him, and might not spend them at my pleature.
Clor. Leonatus! a banith'd rascal; and he's ano. i Lord. What got he by that? You have broke ther, whalioever he be. Who told you of this his pate with your bowl.
tranger? 2 Lord. If his wit had been like him that broke i Lord. One of your lordship's pages, it, it would have run all out.
[Alide. Clot. Is it fit, I went to look upon him? Is Clor. When a gentleman is dispos’d to swear, it there no derogation in 't? is not for any standers-by to curtail his oaths: Ha? i Lord. You cannot derogate, my lord.
2 Lord. No, my lord; nor crop the ears of Clot. Not easily, I think. them.
(Alde. 2 Lord. You are a fool granted ; therefore your Clot. Whoreson dog !-I give him satisfaction issues being foolish, do not derogate. [Afida. 'Would, he had been one of my rank !
Clot. Come, I'll go see this Italian: What I 2 Lord. To have smelt like a fool. [Afde. have lost to-clay at bowls, I'll win to-night of him.
Clot. I am not vex'd more at any thing in the Come, go. earth, -A pox on 't! I had rather not be fo 2 Lord. I'll attend your lordship. noble as I am ; they dare not fight with me, ber
[Eveunt Claten, and first Lord, cause of the queen my mother ; every jack-llave That such a crafty devil as his mother hath his belly full of fighting, and I must go up Should yield the world this afs! a woman, that and down like a cock that no body can match. Bears all down with her brain ; and this lier con
2 Lord. You are a cock and a capon too ; and Cannot take two from twenty for his heart, you crow, cock, with your comb ons, [-jide. And leave eighteen. Alas, poor princeis, Clot. Say'lt thou ?
Thou divine Imogen, wliat thou endur'st! i Lord. It is not fit your lordthip should Betwixt a facher by thy step-dame govern'd; undertake every companion + that you give offence A mother hourly coining plots; a wooer, to,
More hateful than the foul expulsion is Clat. No, I know that : but it is fit, I should of thy dear husband, than that horrid act commit offence to my inferiors.
Of the divorce he'd make! The heavens hold firm, ii.e. being a stranger. 2 The jack is the small bowl at which the others are aimed. He who is nearest to it wins. To kiss the jack is a Itate of great advantage, 3 The allulion is to a foul's cap, which hath a comb like a cock's. A i. c. every fellow.
The walls of thy dear honour ; keep unshak'd Why Tould I write this down, that's riveted,
Where Philomel gave up I have enough : S CE N E 11.
To the trunk again, and shut the spring of it. (ing A Bed-chamber ; in one part of it a Trunk. Swift, swift, you dragons of the night | that dawn,
May bear the raven's eye : I lodge in fear ; Imogen reading in her bed; a Lady attending.
Though this a heavenly angel, hell is here. Imo. Who's there? my woman Helen?
[Clock frikes. Lady. Please you, madam.
One, two, three :-Time, time! Imo. What hour is it?
[Goes into the trunk : ibe feere ciclete Lady. Almost midnight, madam. [weak :Imo. I have read three hours then: mine eyes are
SCENE , III. Fold down the leaf where I have left : To bed :
Another Room in the Palace.
Enter Cloten and Lords.
i Lord. Your lordship is the most patient man
[Exit Lady. in loss, the most coldest that ever turn'd up ace. To your protection I commend me, gods!
Clot. It would make any man cold to lose. From fairies, and the tempters of the night,
i Lord. But not every man patient, after the Guard me, beseech ye!
(Sleeps. noble temper of your lordship; You are mott hot,
[Iachimo, from ibe trunk. and furious, when you win. Iack. The crickets sing, and man's o'er-labour'd
Clot. Winning will put any man into courage : fense
If I could get this foolish Imogen, I should have Repairs itself by rest : Our Tarquin thus
gold enough: It's almost morning, is 't not ? Did softly prets the rushes ', ere he waken'd i Lord. Day, my lord. The chastity he wounded.-Cytherea,
Clou. I would this music would come : I am How bravely thou becom'st thy bed! fresh lilly! advis'd to give her music o’murnings; they say, it And whiter than the sheets! That I might touch! will penetrate. But kiss one kiss !--Rubies unparagon'd,
Enter Musicians. How dearly they do't !-- 'Tis her breathing that Come on; tune : If you can penetrate her with Perfumes the chamber thus : The flame o'the taper your fingering, so; we'll try with tongue too : Bows toward her; and would under-peep her lids, if none will do, let her remain; but I'll never To see the inclosed lights, now canopy'd
give o’er. First, a very excellent good-conceited Under these windows; White and azure! lac'd
thing; after a wonderful sweet air, with admisWith blue of heaven's own tinet.— But my design: able rich words to it,--and then let her confider. To note the chamber :- I will write all down :
So N G. Such, and such pictures ;-—There the window :
Hark! Þark! the lark ar beaven's gate fingi, Such The adornment of her bed ;--The arras, figures :
Ard Phoebus 'gins arise,
His fieeds to water at tbole springs
On chalie'd Howers that lies 2
And winkinz Mary-buds begin
To ope ibeir golden eyes; (Above ten thoufand meaner moveables Would teftify) to enrich mine inventory.
With every thing that pretty bin: O sleep, thou ape of death, lie dull upon her!
My lady weet, arije; And be her sense but as a monument,
trije, arise. Thus in a chapel lying !--Come off, come off ; So, get you gone : If this penetrate, I will consider
[Taking off' a bracelet. your music the better 3 : if it do not, it is a vice in As flippery, as the Gordian knot was hard ! her ears, which horse-hairs, and cats-guts, nor 'Tis mine; and this will witness outwardly, the voice of unpaved eunuch to boot, ein nerer As strongly as the conscience does within, amend.
[Excunt Jiafciansa To the madding of her lord. On her left breast
Enter Cymbeline, and Queen. A mole cinque-spotted, like the crimson drops 2 Lord. Here comes the king. I' the bottom of a cowilip: Here's a voucher, Clot. I am glad, I was up to late ; for that's the Stronger than ever law could make : this secret reason I was up so early : He cannot choose but Will forte him think I have pick'd the lock, and take this service I have done, fatherly.-Good ta en
[end? morrow to your majesty, and to my gracious The trcafure of her honour. No more.--To what I mother.
? We have in a former play observed, that it was the custom in the time of our author to strew chambers with ruthes, -as we now cover them with carpets. 2 i. e. The morning fun dries up the dew which lies in the cups of flowers . It may be noted, that the cup of a power is called cadit, whence clavilice. 3 i. e. I will pay you more amply for ii.
Cjm. Attend you here the door of our stern Lady. How! my good name? or to report of you daughter ?
What I Thall think is good ?--The princessWill she not forth ?
Enter Imagen. Clot. I have affail'd her with musics, but she Clor. Good-morrow, fairelt sister : Your sweet vouchsafes no notice.
(pains Cym. The exile of her minion is too new; Imo. Good-morrow, sır: You lay out too much She hith not yet forgot him : fome more time For purchasing hut trouble : the thanks I give, Must wear the print of his remembrance out, Is telling you that I am poor of thanks, And then she's yours.
And scarce can spare them. Queen. You are most bound to the king ; Clor. Still, I swear, I love you. Who lets go by no vantages, that may
Imo. If you but said so, 'twere as deep with me : Prefer you to his daughter: Frame yourself If you swear Itill, your recompence is still To orderly solicits ! ; and be friended
That I regard it not. With aptness of the season : make denials
Clot. This is no answer.
[filent, Encrease your services : fo feem, as if
Imo. But that you shall not say I yield, being You were in pir’d to do those duties which I would not speak. I pray you, ipare me : faith, You tender'd to her ; that you in all obey her, I shall unfold equal discourtesy Save when command to your silmitsion tends, To your best kindness : one of your great knowing And therein you are senseless.
Should learn, being taught, forbearance.
Clol. To leave you in your madness,'twere my sin:
I will not
Clut. Do you call me fool ?
Imo. As I am mad, I do :
You put me to forget a lady's manners,
(Exeunt. You felt, than make 't my boast. Clt. If the be up, I'll speak with her ; if not, Clot. You fin against Let her lie ftill, and dream.—By your leave, ho !-- Obedience, which you owe your father. For
[Knocks. The contract you pretend with that base wretch, I know her women are about her ; What (One, bred of alms, and foster'd with cold dishes, If I do line one of their hands?
With scraps o' the court) it is no contract, none; Which buys admittance; oft it doth; yen, and/And though it be allow'd in meaner parties, makes
(Yet who, than he, more mean?) to knit their souls Diana's rangers false themselves, yield up (On whom there is no more dependency Their deer to the land o' the stealer : and 'tis gold But brats and beggary) in self-figur'd knot 4 ; Which makes the true man kill'd, and faves the Yet you are curb'd from that enlargement by thief ;
[What The consequence o' the crown; and must not foil Nay, sometime, hangs both thief and true nian: The precious note of it with a base nave, Can it not do, and undo! I will make
A hilding for a livery, a squire's clotl, One of her women lawyer to me; for
A pantler, not 10 eminent. I yet not understand the case myself.
Imo. Prophane fellow ! By your leave.
[Knucks. Wert thou the son of Jupiter, and no more, Enter a Lady.
But what thou art, besides, thou were too base Lady. Who's there that knocks ?
To be his groom: thou wert dignify'd enough, Clot. A gentleman.
Even to the point of envy, if 'twere made Lady. No more?
Comparative for your virtues, to be ftilu Cht. Yes, and a gentlewoman's son.
The under-hangman of his kingilom; and hated Lady. That's more
For being preferr'd lo well. Than fome, whose taylors are as dear as yours, Clot. The south-fog rot him !
[come Can juftly boast of: What's your lordship's pleasure: Imo. He never can meet more mischance, than
Ciet. Your lady's person: Is the ready? To be but nam'd of thee. His meanett garmeni,
1 i. e. regular courtship. 2 i, e. the good offices done by him to us herctofore. bere means lo verboje, fo full of talk. 4 A jeif-figured knot is a knot formed by you isif.