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Were they all made such men.--How now, Pisania | To their approvers, they are people, such
Enter Pifanio.

That mend upon the world.
Cint. His garment? Now, the devil.

Enter lacbimo.
Imo. To Dorothy my woman hie thee presently :-- Phil. See ! Iachino!
Clor. His garment ?

Poft. The swiftest harts have posted you by land, Imo. I am sprighted with a fool';

And winds of all the corners kils'd your fuls, Frighted, and anger'd worfe ;---Go, bid my woman To make your vessel nimble. Search for a jewel, that too casually

Pbil. Welcome, fir. H th left mine arm2; it was thy master's : shrew me, Pol. I hope, the briefness of your answer mais If I would lose it for a revenue

The speediness of your return. Of any king's in Europe. I do think,

Jacb. Your lady I saw 't this morning : confident I am,

Is one of the fairelt that I have look'd upon. Last night 'twas on mine arm; I killed it ;

Poft. And, therewithal, the best; or let ber beauty I hope, it be not gone, to tell my lord

Look through a casement to allure false hearts, That I kifs aught but him.

And be falle with them. Pij. 'Twill not be loft.

Jach. Here are letters for you. Imo. I hope so : go and search. [Exit Pisanio. Poft. Their tenour good, I trust. Ciot. You have abus'd me :

Jacb. 'Tis very like, His meanest garment ?

Poft. Was Caius Lucius in the Britain court, 11xo. Ay; I said so, fir:

When you were there? If you will make 't an action, call witness to 't.

lacb. He was expected then, Clot, I will inform your father.

But not approach'd. I mo. Your mother too !

Post. All is well yet, She's my good lady ; and will conceive, I hope, Sparkles this stone as it was wont ? or is 't not But the worst of me. So I leave you, sir, Too dull for your good wearing? To the worst of discontent.


Iach. If I have lost it, Clot. I'll be reveng'd :

I should have lost the worth of it in gold. His meanest garment ?


[Exit. I'll make a journey twice as far, to enjoy SCENE. IV.

A second night of such sweet shortness, which

Was mine in Britain ; for the ring is won.

Pol. The stone's too hard to come by.
An Apartment in Philario's House.

Iach, Nor a whit,
Enter Posibumus, and l’bilario.

Your lady being so easy.
Poft. Fear it not, fir : I would, I were so sure Pefi. Make not, sir,
To win the king, as I am bold, her honour Your loss your sport: I hope, you know that we
Will remain hery.

Must not continue friends. Pbil. What means do you make to him ?

lach. Good sir, we must, Pef. Not any ; but abide the change of time ; If you keep covenant : Had I not brought Quake in the present winter's itate, and with The knowledge of your mistress home, I grant That warmer days would come : In these fear'a We were to question further ; but I now hopes,

Profess myself the winner of her honour, I barely gratify your love; they failing,

Together with your ring; and not the wronger 1 mult die much your debtor.

Of her, or you, having proceeded but
Phil. Your very goodness, and your company, By both your wills.
O'erpays all I can do. By this, your king

Poft. If you can make it apparent
Hath heard of great Auguftus : Caius Lucius That you have tasted her in bed, my hand,
Will do his commission throughly: And, I think, And ring, is yours : If not, the foul opinion
He'll grant the tribute, send the arrearages, You had of her pure honour, gains, or loses,
Or 3 look upon our Romans, whose remembrance Your sword, or mine ; or maiterless leaves both
Is yet fresh in their grief.

To who shall find them, Pef. I do believe,

lach. Sir, my circumstances, (Statift 4 though I am none, nor like to be) Being so near the truth, as I will make them, That this will prove a war ; and you shall hear Mutt first induce you to believe: whose strength The legions, now in Gallia, sooner landed I will confirm with oath, which, I doubt not, In our not-fearing Britain, than have tidings You'll give me leave to spare, when you thall find Of any penny tribute paid. Our countrymen

You need it not. Are men more order'd, than when Julius Cæfar Pot. Proceed, Smii'd at their lack of skill, but found their courage Iacb. Firft, her bed-charuber, Worthy his frowning at: Their discipline (Where, I confess, I Nept not; but, profess, (Now mingled with their courages) will make Had that was well worth watching) It was hang'd known

With tapeltry of filk and filver ; the story Hi. e. I am haunted by a fool, as by a spright. 2 i. c. too many chances of losing it have arisen from my carelcsaçls. 4 i. f. fatesman, si, c. to those who try them,


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Proud Cleopatra, when the met her Roman, Aud take your ring again ; 'tis not yet won :
And C: unus twell'd above the banks, or for It may be probable, she loft it ; or,
The press of boats, or pride: A piece of work Who knows if one of her women, being corrupted,
So bržely done, so rich, that it did strive

Hath ftolen it from her.
In workmanthip, and value ; which, I wonder’d, Pot. Very true ;
Could be to rarely and exactly wrought,

And 10, I hope, fie came by 't :-Back my ring;
Since the true life on 't was-ance

Render to me some corporal figo about her,
Poft. This is true ;

More evident than this ; for this was stolen.
And this you might have heard of here, by me, lach. By Jupiter, I had it from her arm.
Or by some other.

Pif. Hark you, he swears ; by Jupiter he swears. lach. More particulars

'Tis truie; nay, keep the ring---'tis true: I am Must juftify my knowledge.

Pojl. So they mult,

She could not lose it : her attendants are
Or do your honour injary.

All sworn, and honourable :

-- - They induc'd to lach. The chinney

Iteal it !
Is fouth the chamber; and the chimney-piece, And by a stranger ? --No; he hath enjoy'd her:
Chatte Dian, bathing : never saw I figures The cognizance 3 of her incontinency
So likely to report' themselves : the cutter Is this,--he hath bought the name of whore thus
Was as another nature, dumb ; out-went her,

Motion and breath left out 2,

There, take thy hire; and all the fiends of hell
Poft. This is a thing,

Divide themielves between you !
Which you might from relation likewise reap ;

Phil. Sir, be patient :
Being, as it is, much spoke of.

This is not ttrong enough to be believ'd
lach. The roof o' the chamber

Of one perfunded well of -
With golden cherubims is fretted : Her andirons Pot. Never talk on't:
(I had forgot them) were two winking Cupids She hath been colted by him.
Of filver, each on one foot Itanding, nicely

Lacb. lí you seek
Depending on their brands.

For further fatisfying, under her breast,
Poft. This is her honour !

(Worthy the preiling) lies a mule, right proud
Let it be granted, you have seen all this, (and praise of that most delicate lodging: Ky my bife,
Be given to your remembrance) the description I kiss'd it; and it give me present hunger
Of what is in her chamber, nothing laves To feed again, though full. You do remember
The wager you have laid.

This itain upon her?
lacb. Then, if you can, [Pulling out the bracelet. Poft. Ay, and it cloth confirm
Be pale ; I beg but leave to air thuis jewel: See ! - Another Rain, as big as hell can hold,
And now 'lis up again : It must be married Were there no more but it.
To that your diamond ; l'll keep them.

lach. Will you hear more?
Poft. Jove !

Pol. Spare your arithinetick: never count the
Once more let me behold it: Is it that

Once, and a million !
Which I left with her

lach. I'll be sworn,-
laib. Sir,'(I thank her) that :

Poji. No swearing
She stripp'd it from her arm ; I see her yet ; If you will swear you have not done 't, you lye ;
Her pretty action did out-sell her gift,

And I will kill thee, if thou dost deny
And yet enrich'd it too: Me gave it me,

Thou haft made me cuckold.
And said, the priz'd it once.

Jucis. I will deny nothing.

(meal! Poft . May be, the pluck'd it off,

Poft. O, that I had her here, to tear her limbTo send it me.

I will go there, and do 't; i' the court; before lacb. She writes so to you? doth The ? Her father :-I'll do fomething

[Exit, Poft. O, no, no, no ; 'tis true. Here, take this Phil. Quite besides

[Gives the ring. The government of patience !-- You have won : It is a basilisk unto mine eye,

Let's follow him, and pervert the present wrath
Kills me to look on't :--Let there be no honour, He hath againtt himself.
Where there is beauty ; truth, where semblance ; lacb. With all my heart.

[Excurt. love,

Where there's another man : Thie vows of women

Another Room in Philario's House.
Of no more bondage be, to where they are made,
Than they are to their virtues; which is nothing: -

Enter Posthumus.
O, above measure false !

Post. Is there no way for men to be, but women
Pbil. Have patience, sir,

Must be half-workers? We are all bastards;


too ;

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And that most venerable man, which I

The woman's part in me! For there's no molios Did call my father, was I know not where That tends to vice in man, but I afirm When I was Itamp'd ; some coiner with his tools It is the woman's part : Be't lying, note it, Made me a counterfeit : Yet my mother seem'd The woman's; fatering, hers; deceiving, hers; The Dian of that time: so doth my wife

Luft and rank thoughts, hers, bers; revenges, The non-pareil of this.--Oh vengeance, vengeance !

hers; Me of my lawful pleasure the restrain’d, Ambitions, covetings, change of prides, disdain, And pray'd me, oft, forbearance : did it with Nice longings, Nanders, mutability, A pudency só rosy, the sweet view on't (her Al faults that may be nam’d, nay, that hell knows Might well have warm’d old Saturn ; that I thought Why, hers, in part, or all; but, rather, all : As chaste as ur unnd snow :--0, all the devils! - For even to vice This yellow Jachimo, in an hour,-was't not ? They are not contant, but are changing till Or less,-at first: Perchance he spoke not; but, One vice, but of a minute old, for one Like a full-acorn'd boar, a German one, Not half so old as that. I'll write against them, Cry'd, oh!' and mounted : found no opposition Detest them, curse them :-Yet 'tis greater skill But what he look'd for 1hould oppose, and the In a true bate, to pray they have their will: Should from encounter guard. Could I find out The very devils cannot plague them better. (Ex.'.

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As easily 'gaint our rocks: For jov whereof

The fam'd Catlibelan, who was once at point
Cymbeline's Palace.

(0, giglet fortune!) to master Cxíu's iword, Enter, in state, Cymbeline, Queen, Cloten, and Lordi, Made Lud's town with rejoicing fires brighi,

at one door, and at anciber, Caius Lucius, and And Britons 1trut with courage. Attendants.

Clou. Come, there's no more tribute to be said: Cym. Now OW say, what would Augustus Cæsar Our kingdom is Itronger than it was at that time ; with us?

Tye: and, as I fail, there is no more such Cæsars : ater Lär. When Julius Cæsar (whose remembrance of them may have crook'd noies; but to own such Lives in men's eyes; and will to ears, and tongues, strait arms, none. Be theme, and hearing ever) was in this Britain, Cym. Son, let your mother end. And conquer'd it, Caffibulan, thine uncle,

Clot. We have yet many among us can gripe as (Famous in Cæsar's prats, no whit less

hard as Carlibelan: I do not say, I am one ; but Than in his feats deserving it) for him,

I have a hand -Why tribute ? why should we And his fucceflion, granted Rome a tribute, pay tribute? If Cæfar can hide the iun from us Yearly three thousand pounds; which by the lately with a blanket, or put the moon in his pocket, we It left untender'd.

will pay him tribute for light; elle, ir, no more Queen. And, to kill the marvel,

tribute, pray you now. Shall be so ever.

Cym. You must know, Clot. There be many Cæsars,

'Till the injurious Roman did extort bition, Erc such another Julius. Britain is

This tribute from us, we were iree: Cxiar's are A world by itself; and we will nothing pay (Which fwelld so much, that it did almost streich For wearing our own poses.

The sides o'the world) against all colour 2, here Open. That opportunity,

Did put the yoke upon us; which to thake off, Which then they had to take from us, to resume Becomes a warlike people, whom we reckon We have again.--Remember, sir, my liege, Ouríeives to be; we du. Say then to Czesar, The kings your ancestors ; together with Our ancestor was that Mulmutius, which The natural bravery of your ille; which stands Ordain'd our laws; whose use the sword of Celar As Neptune's park, ribbed and paled in

Hath too much mangled; whose repair, and frane With rocks unscaleable, and roaring waters ;

chile, With fands, that will not bear your enemies' boats, Shall, by the power re hold, be our good deed, Put suck them up to the top-maft. A kind of Though Rome be therefore angry. Muimutas conquest

made our laws, Crfar made here ; but made not here his brag Who was the first of Britain, which did put Of, cumi, and jaw, and overcame ; with thame His brow's within a golden crown, and callid (The first that ever touch'd him, he was carried Himself a king. From off our coat, twice bealen; and his shipping, Luc. I am sorry, Cymbeline, (Poor ignorantbaubles) on cur terrible seas, That I am to pronounce Augustus Cæfar Like ess-Thelis mov'd upon their surges, crack'd |(Cæsar, that hath more kings his servants, than ! i. e. una quainted with the rature of our boisterous scas. 2 1. c. without any pretence of right.


Good news,


Thyself domestic officers) thine enemy:

Pij. Madam, here is a letter from my lord. Receive it from me then :-War, and confusion, Imo. Who? thy lord ? that is my lord ? Leo.

In Cæsar's name pronounce I 'gainst thee : look
For fury not to be resisted :-Thus defy'd, 0, learn'd indeed were that astronomer,
I thank thee for myself.

That knew the stars, as I his characters;
Cym. Thou art welcome, Caius.

He'd lay the future open.--You good gods, Thy Cæsar knighted me; my youth I spent Let what is here contain'd relish of love, Much under him ; of him I gather'd honour ; Of my lord's health, of his content, —-yet not, Which he, to seek of me again, perforce, That we two are afunder, let that grieve him! Behoves me keep at utterance ! I am perfect?, (Some griefs are medicinable ; that is one of them, That the Pannonians and Dalmatians, for For it doth phyfic love)-of his content, Their liberties, are now in arms: a precedent All but in that ! -Good wax, thy leave:- Bleft be Which not to read, would shew the Britons cold; You bees, that make these locks of counsel! LoSo Cæsar shall not find them.

vers, Luc. Let proof speak.

And men in dangerous bonds, pray not alike; Clos. His majetty bids you welcome. Make Though forfeiters you cast in prison, yet partime with us a day, or two, or longer : If you You clasp young Cupid's tables 7. seek us afterwards in other terms, you shall find

gods !

[Reading us in our salt-water girlle : if you beat us out of

* Juftice, and your father's wrath, should he if, it is yours; if you fall in the adventure, our take me in his dominion, could not be so cruel crows thall fare the better for you; and thare's an to me, as you, 'O the deareit of creatures, would end.

even renew me with your eyes. Take notice, Luc. So, sir.

[mine : 16 that I am in Cambrin, át Milford-Haven: What Cym. I know your master's pleasure, and he your own love will, out of this, advise you, folAll che remain is, welcome.

[Excuni.flow. So, he wishes you all happiness, that reS CE N E I.

mains loyal to his vow, and your, increasing in Anorber Room.


O, for a horse with wings! Hear'st thou, PiPis. How! of adultery! Wherefore write you

fanio ?

He is at Milford-Haven : Rea!, and tell me What monsters her accufe ? - Leonatus !

How far 'tis thither. If one of mean affairs O master, what a strange infection

May plod it in a week, why may not I Is fallen into thy ear? What false Italian Glide thither in a day?-_-Then, true Pisanio, (As poisonous tongu’d, as handed) hath prevailid (Who long'ft, like me, to see thy lord; who long'ftOn thy too ready hearing i-Diloyal ? No : O, let me 'bate,--but not like me: yet long'ft,She's punith'd for her truth; and undergoes, But in a fainter kind :-0, not like me; More goddess-like than wife-like, such aflaults For mine's beyond, beyond,) say, and speak thick, As would take in 3 fome virtue.—0 my master! |(Love's counsellor should fill the bores of hearing, Thy mind to her is now as low, as were To the smothering of the lense) how far it is Thy fortunes.—How ! that I should murder her ? To this same blessed Milford : And, by the way, Upon the love, and truth, and vows, which I Tell me how Wales was made so happy, as Have made to thy command ?-1, her ?--her To inherit Tuch a haven : But, first of all, blood ?

How we may Iteal from heixe ; and, for the map If it be so to do good service, never

That we shall make in time, from our hence going Let me be counted serviceable. How look I, 'Till our return, to excute :--but fult, how get That I should seem to lack humanity,

hence : So much as this fact comes to ? • Do't: The letter Why should excuse be born or e'er begot?

[Reading. We'll talk of that hereafter. Pr’ythee, speak, That I have sent ber, by her own command, How many score of miles may we well ride Shall give thee opportunity :'--O damn'd paper !|'Twixt hour and hour? Black as the ink that's on thce! Senseless bauble ! Pif. One score, 'twixt sun and fun, Art thou a feudary 4 for this act, and look'st Madam's, enough for you ; and too much too. So virgin-like without ? Lo, here she comes. Ím:0. Why, one that rode to his execution, mar, Enter Imogen.

Could never go so Now; I have heard of riding I am ignorant in what I am commanded ,

wagers, Imo. How now, Pilanio ?

Where horses have been nimbler than the sands


I At utterance means to keep at the extremity of defiance. ? i. e. I am well informed. 3 To tike in a town is to conquer it. * A feodury is one who holds his eítate under the troure of fuit and fervice to a superior lord.

Sie. I am unpractised in the asts of murder. 6 That is, grict for alıfence keeps love in hcalth and vigour. 7 The meaning is, that the bees are not bleit by the man who forfeiting a bond is sent to prilon, as they are by the lover for whom they perform the more pleasing office of sealing letters.


That run i’ the clock's behalf! :-But this is fool. A cell of ignorance ; travelling abed; ery:

A priton for a debtor, that not dares Go, bid my woman feign a sickness ; say To stride a limit 8. She'll home to her father : and provide me, presently, drz. What should we speak of, A riding fuit ; no coftlier than would fit When we are as old as you? When we shall bez A franklin's housewife 2.

The rain and wind beai dark December, how, l'il. Madam, you're best confider.

In this our pinching cave, thall we discourie
Imo. I see before me, man, nor here, nor here, The freezing hours away? We have seen notis:
Nor what ensues; but have a fog in them, We are beastly ; subele as the fox, for prey i
That I cannot look through 3. Away, I pr’ythee ; Like warlike as the wolf, for what we eat :
Do as I bid thee : There's no more to say ; Our valour is, to chace what lies; our age
Accellible is none but Milford way. [Excunt. We make a quire, as doth the prison'd bird,

And fing our bondage freely.

Bet. How you speak !
Changes to a Foreft in Wales, with a Cave.

Did you but know the city's usuries,

And felt them knowingly : the art o' the court, Enter Belarius, Guiderius, and Arviragus.

As hard to leave, as keep; whole top to cEmb Bel. A goodly day not to keep house, with such Is certain falling, or so flippery, that Whose roof's as low as ours ! Stoop, boys: This gate The fear's as bad as falling : the toil of the way, Inttructs you how to adore the heavens ; and bows A pain that only seems to seek out danger you

l'the name of fame, and honour; which dieses To morning's holy office : The gates of monarchs

search; Are arch'd to high, that giants may jet through And hath as oft a Nanderous epitaph, And keep their impious turbands 4 on, without As record of fair act; nay, many times, Gowi morrow to the fun.--Hail, thou fair heaven!, Doth ill deserve by doing well ; what's Forte, We house i' the rock, yet use thee not to hardly Muft curt'iy at the centure :

-0, bors, this irry As proudler livers do.

The world may read in me : My body's mark] Guid. Hail, heaven !

With Roman swords; and my report was once Arr. Hail, heaven !

Firit with the best of note : Cymbeline love Bel. Now for our mountain sport: Up to yon hill, And when a soldier was the theme, my nune Your legs are young; I'll tread these fats. Confider, Was not far off : Then was I as a tret, When you above perceive me like a crow, Whofe boughs did bend with frit: but, in one night, That it is place, which lellens, and scts off. A storm, or robbery, call it what you will, And you may then revolve what tales I havetold you, Shook down my mellow hangings, nay, muy leres Of courts, of princes, of the tricks in war : And left me bare to weather. This service is not service, so being done,

Guid. Uncertain favour ! But being so allow'd: To apprehend thus,

Bil. My fault being nothing (as I have told you Draws us a profit from all things we see : But that two villains, whole falle oaths prera's And often, to our comfort, ihall we find

Before my perfect honour, fwore to Cymbeline, The sharded 5 beetle in a safer hold

I was confederate with the Romans : fo, Than is the full-wing'd eagle. O, this life Follow'd my banishment ; and, these twenty on Is nobler, tiian attending for a check 6;

This rock, and these demesnes, have bees Richer, than doing nothing for a babe 7 ;

world : Prouder, than rustling in unpaid-for filk: Where I have liv'd at honest freedom ; pal Such gain the cap of him, that makes them fine, More pious debts to heaven, than in all Yet keeps his book uncross'd: no life to ours. The fore-end of my time.-But, up to the more Guid. Out of your proof you speak : we, poor This is not hunters' language : He, that itriks unfledgid,

[know not The venison firtt, shall be the lord o' the fati Have never wing'd from view o'the neft; nor To him the other two Thall minister; What air's from home. Haply, this life is best, And we will fear no poiron, which attends If quiet life be bett; sweeter to you,

In place of greater state. I'll meet you in the valley That have a sharper known; well corresponding

[Extant Gaid and With your ftiff age : but, unto us, it is

How hard it is, to hide the sparks of nature !

i This fantastical expression mcans no more than fand in an hour-glass, used to measure time ? A franklin is literally a freeholder, with a small estate, neither villain nor vajjal. 3 Tra is, i can see neither one way nor other, before me nor behind me, but all the ways are covered with a impenetrable fog." 4 The idea of a giant was, among the readers of romances, who were 2most all the readers of those times, always confounded with that of a Saracen. 5 i. c. the best whose wings are cnclosed within two dry hulks or shards. 6 Check may mean in this place a ** proof ; but it rather seems to hignity command, centroul. 7 Dr. Johnson suspects, that ihe reading of this pallage is as follows : " Richer than doing nothing for a brabe." Bradius badge of honour, or the enlign of an honour, or any thing worn as a mark of dignity. The se! is found (he adds) in Holyoak's Dictionary, whu terms it a reward; and that Cooper, in his Jaurus, detines it to be a prize, or reward for any game. 8 To overpass his bound.

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