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Cyjm. Our subjects, sir,

Or, wing'a with fervour of her love, she x flown Will not endure his yoke : and for vurself

To her desir'd Posthumus: Gone she is To show less sovereignty than they, must nied: To death, or to dishonour; and my end Appear unkinglike.

Can make good use of either : She being down, Dec.

So, sir, I desire of you I have the placing of the British crown.
I conduct over land, to Milford Haven.

Re-enter Cloten.
Madam, all joy befall your grace, and vou !!
Cym. Vy lords, you are appointed foi that chico:

How now, my son ?

'Tis certain, she is fleu; The due or lionour in no point o nit:So, farewell, woble Lucius.

Go in, and cheer the king; he rages ; none

Your hand, ips init. Dare come about him. Clo. Receive i friendly: but fr vn this ting titih


All the better ; May I wear it a.' youtheny.

This night forestall him of the coming day !3° Luc.

Erii QUEE: . Sir, the event Is yet to nam: the vinner; Fare yo'l well.

Clo. I love and hate her; for she's fair and royal ; Cym. Leave not be worthy Luc'us, good my A

v And that she hath all courtly parts more exquisite

lihan lady, ladies, woman;4 from every one lords, Till he have cross'd the Severn.-Hap, viness!

Tie best she hath, and she, of all compounded, Firennt LucuS. and Lords. ritsells them all : I love her therefore ; But. Queen. He goes her.ce frovning: but it honours us,

Dis.taining me, and throwing favours on That we have given hin cauze.

Thcow Posthumus, slanders so her judgmeni,

gilis all the better: "That what's else rare, is chok'd; and, in that poini, Your valiant Britons have their ivishes in it.

| I will conclude to hate her, nay, indeed, Cym. Lucius hath wrote already ... the emperor

To be reveng'd upon her. For, when fcols How it goes here. It fits us, therefore, ripeily,

Enter PISANIO. Qur chariots and our horseme be in ea tir. ess : S'all-Who is here? What! are you packing, The powers that he already hash in Galliz

sirrah? Will soon be drawn to head, fron! whenioh: moves | Come hither: Ai po precious pander! Vilain. His war for Britain

Where is thy lacy? In it word; or else Queen. 'Tis not sleepy busii'esi;

Thou art straightwa,' with the fiends.' But must be look'd to speedily, and strongly.


O, good my lo.d! Cum. Our expectation that it would be thus,

| Clo. Where is thy laay? or, by Jupiter Hath made us forward. But, my gem'e queen

(I will not ask again. C'99 villain, Where is our daughter? She hath not appear'd

t'll have this secret from thy herri 6" rip Before the Roman, nor to us hath tende.''d

Thy heart to find it. Is she with Pustoumus? The duty of the day : She looks us like

From whese so many weights of "axes.esz vain 21 a thing more made of malice, than of duty: We have noted it.--Call her before 'us ; for

1. diam of worth be drawn.

Alcs, nivial,
We have been too slight in sufferance.

Ho.v can she ne with him ? Wher: was situs:

(Exit an Attendinit. Je is in Rome. Queen.

Royal sito Clo.

Where is she, sir : CO n.2 m Since the exile of Posthumus, most retir'd

No furti.er lialting: satisfy me home, Hath her life been; the cure whereof, my lord,

What is recone of her ? 'Tis time must do.' 'Beseech your majesty,

iPis. O,.ny all worthy lord ! Forbear sharp speeches to her: she's a lady

All-worthy vello So tender «f rebukes, that words are strokes,

Dis:wer where this mistress is, at once,
And strokes death to her.

At th: next woit, Vo more of worthy lora,
Re-enter an Attendant.

Speak, or thy sin nce on the instant is
Where is shc, sir? How | Thy coi lemnation an. l 'hy death.

Ther; Sis
Can her contemp' be answer'd ?


This paper is the histoimy knowledge

Please you, sir,
Her chambors are a'l lock'd; and there's no answer.

Touching her flight.

[ Presenting a Letter Clo.

Let's see I will pursue he.
That will be given to loud'st of noise we make.
Queen. My lori, wl.en last I went to visit her,

Even to Algusu 'is' throne

Or 'his, r perish.5)
She pray'd me to excuse her keeping close;
Whereto constrain'd by 'er infirmity,

She's far eno ngh; & nd whatkı learıs by this, Aside. She should that'duty leave unpaid to you,

May prove has travel, not her lang.r. Which daily she was bound to proffer: this


Humph !

Pis. I'll write to my lord she's dead. 0, Imogen, She wish'd me to make know.r; it our great court Made me to blame in memory.

Safe may'st thiu wana?r, safe re, in a 'ain! Pym.

Her auors lock'd ?
Not seen of late ? Grant, heaven, that wiich I

Clo. Sirrah, is this lett :r true ?

Fear? p, ove false !

Sir, as I hink. Queen. Son, I say, foliow the king.

Clo. It is Posth imus' hant; I knoni't-Sirrah, Člo. That man of hers, Pisanio, rer old servan,

if thou would'st not be a villain, but aš me true I have not seen "hese two days.

service; undergo ihose employments, werein I

siould have cause to use thee, with a serious indus.

Go, look after. Queen.

. És it CLOTEN. I try,--that is, what vi.lany soe'er I biul thee 19, to Pisanio, thou that stanu'st so for Posthuinus ! perforn. It

perforn: it directly an.I truly, I would think theo He hath a drug of mine : .' pray, his absence

an honesi man: thou shouldest neither want.23 Proceed by sıvallowing that; for he believes

| means for th; relief, nor my voice for th, prefermen“, It is a thing most precious. 'bat for her,

Pis. Well, ny good load. Where is she gone? Haply, duspair hath seizea ber;

Clo. Wilt thou serve ine? For since patiently

and constantly thou hast słuck to the part iortune 1 We should apparently read his grace and yo'l,'

4 Than any lady, than ladies, than all 20. man. or: your grace and yours.'

kind. There is a similar pievage in All's Wels that Fear must be pronounced as a dissyllab. to com | Ends Well, Act ii. Sc. 3: plete the measure.

"To any count; to all counts to what is man.: 3 i. e. may his grief this night prevent him !rom ver 5 By these words it is probañile l'isanio means seeing another day, by anticipated and premature 69.1 mu'st either practise this deceit upon Cloten or perisha

5 Hruction. Thus in Milton's Comus :

by liis Sury.' Dr. Johnson thoughi che vords should be • Perhaps foreslulling niyht prevented them. Ives in Cloten.

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of that beggar Posthumus, thou carst not in the Is worse in kings, than beggars.--My dear lord ! course of gratitude but be a diligent follower of Thou art one o' the false ones: Now I think on thee mine. Wilt thou serve me?

My hunger's gone; but even before, I was Pis. Sir, I will.

At point to sink for food.---But what is this? Clo. Give me thy hand, here's my purse. Hast Here is a path to it: 'Tis some savage hold. any of thy late master's garments in thy possession? I were best not call; I dare not call; yet famine,

Pis. I have, my lord, at my lodging, the same Ere clean it o'erthrow nature, makes it valiant. suit he wore when he took leave of my lady and Plenty, and peace, breeds cowards; hardness ever mistress.

Of hardiness is mother.-Ho! who's here? Clo. The first service thou dost me, fetch that If any thing that's civil, 4 speak; if savage, suit hither; let it ba thy first service; go.. Take, or lend.-Ho!-No answer? then I'll enter. Pis. I shall, my lord.

[Exit. Best draw my sword; and if mine enemy Clo. Meet thee at Mifford Haven: I forgot to But fear the sword like me, he'll scarcely look on't. ask him one ching ; I'll remember't anon:-Even Such a foe, good heavens! [She goes into the Cave. :here, tho's villain, Posthumus, will I kill thee.-I Entor Bi

Enter BELARIUS, GUIDERIUS, and ARVIRAGUS. would these garments were come. She said upon a tim , (the bitterness of it I now belch from my Bel. You, Polydore, have prov'd best woodheari,) that she held the very garment of Posthu

man,' and m's in more respect than my noble and natural | Are master of the feast : Cadwal, and I, person, together with the adornment of my qualities. Will play the cook and servant ; 'tis our match. With that suit upon my back, will I ravish her: The sweat of industry would dry, and die, First kill him, and in her eyes; there shall she see But for the end it works to. Come; our stornachs my valour, which will then be a torment to her con-Will make what's homely, savoury : Weariness tempt. He on the ground. my speech of insultment | Can snore upon the flint, when restie sloth ended on his dead body,--and when my lust hath Finds the down pillow hard. Now, peace be hero, dined, (which, as I say, to vex her, I will execute Poor house, that keep'st thyself! in the clothes that she so praised,) to the court I'll


I am thoroughly weary. knock her back, foot her home again. She hath Arv. I am weak with toil, yet strong in appetite. despised me rejoicingly, and I'll be merry in my re

Gui. There is cold meat i' the cave; we'll browze

Gul. venge.

on that, Re-enter Pisanio, with the Clothes. Whilst what we have kill'd be cook'd. Be those the garments ?


Stay; come not in Prs. Ay, my noble lord.

[Looking in. Clo: Ho

But that it eats our victuals, I should think ng is't since she went to Millord | Here were a fairy. Haven ?


What's the matter, sir ?
Pis. She can scarce be there yet..
Clo. Bring this apparel to my chamber ; that is

Bel. By Jupiter, an angel ! or, if noi, the second thing that I have commanded thee: the No elder than a boy!

S|An earthly paragon-Behold divineness third is, that thou shalt be a voluntary mute to ny design. Be but duteous, and true preferment shall

Enter Ikogen. tender itself to thee.--My revenge is now at Mill Imo. Good masters, harm me not: ford; 'Would, I had wings to follow it-Come, | Before I enter'd here, I call'd: and thought and be true...

[Exit. To have begg'd, or bought, what I ha e took: Goou Pis. Thou bidd'st me to my loss : for, true to thee,

troth, Were to prove false, which I will never be, I have stolen nought; nor would not, though I had To him that is most true. -To Milford go,

found And find not her whom thou pursu'st. Flow, flow, Gold strew'd i' the floor. Here's money for my You heavenly blessings, on her! This fool's speed

meat: Be cross'd with slowness; labour be his meed! I would have left it on the board, so soon

[Exit. As I had made my meal; and parted SCENE VI. Before the Cave of Belarius. Enter With prayers for the provider. Imogen, in Boy's Clothes.

| Gui.

Money, youth?

Arv. All gold and silver rather turn to dirt Imo. I see, a man's life is a tedious one:

| As 'tis no better reckon'd, but of those I have tir'd myself; and for two nights together

Who worship dirty gods. Have made the ground my bed. I should be sick,


you are angry : But that my resolution helps me.--Milford, When from the mountain-top Pisanio show'd thee, I Have 'dieð bad I not made it

Know, if you kill me for my fault, I should Thou wast within a ken: 0, Jove! I think,


Whither bound? Foundations fly the wretched :? such, I mean,

Imo. To Milford Haven. Where they should be reliev'd. Two beggars told Bel.

What is your name? me,

Imo. Fidele, sir: I have a kinsman, who I could not miss my way: Will poor folks lie,

Is bound for Italy; he embark'd at Milford; That have afflictions on them; knowing 'tis

To whom being going, almost spent with hunger, A punishment, or trial ? Yes; no wonder,

I am fallen in this offence. When rich ones scarce tell true: To lapse in fulness / Baju

Pr’ythee, fair youth, Is sorer.3 than to lie for need ; and falsehood

Think us no churls ; nor measure our good minds

By this rude place we live in. Well encounter'd! I Pisanio, notwithstanding his master's letter com manding the murder of Imogen, considers him as true, restive, signifies here dull, heavy, as it is explained in supposing, as he has already said to her, that Posthu. Bullokar's Expositor, 1616. So Milton uses it in his inus was abused by some villain equally an enemy to Eiconoclastes, sec. 24, "The master is too resty, or too .hem both.

rich, to say his own prayers, or to bless his own table' 2 Thus in the fifth Æneid :-

What between Malone's "resty, rank, mouldy,' and "Italiam sequimur fugientem'

Steevens's 'restive, stubborn, refractory,' the reader 3 i. e, is a greater or heavier crime.

is misled and the passage left unexplained; or what is 4 Civil is here civilized, as opposed to savage, wild, worse, explained erroneously in all the variorum edi. ude, or uncultivated. If any one dwell here.'

tions. 5 A woodman in its common acceptation, as here, 8 Hanmer altered this to 'o'the floor,' but unneces. signifies a hunler. So in The Rape of Lucrece: sarily-in was frequently used for on in Shakspeare'e "He is no woodman that doth bend his bow

time, as in the Lord's Prayer, "Thy will be done in Against a poor unseasonable doe.'

earth.' 6 j. e. our compact.

9 In for into, as in Othello :ho Restie, which Steevens unwarrantably changed to ! Fallen in the practice of a cursed slave!


Act IV

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ACT IV. Ere you depart; and thanks, to stay and eat it.- SCENE I. The Forest, near the Cave. Enter Boys, bid him welcome.


Were you a woman, youth, I should woo hard, but be your groom.-In honesty,

Clo. I am near to the place where they should I bid for you, as I'd buy.

meet, if Pisanio have mapped it truly. How fit Arv.

I'll make't my comfort, his garments serve me! Why should his mistress, He is a man ; I'll love him as my brother:-- who was made by him that made the tailor, not be And such a welcome as I'd give to him,

fit too? the rather, (saving reverence of the word,) After long absence, such is yours:-Most welcome! for 'tis said, a woman's fitness comes by fits. Be sprightly, for you fall 'mongst friends.

Therein I must play the workman. I dare speak Imo.

o 'Mongst friends, I it to myself, (for it is not vain-glory for a inan and If brothers !—'Would, it had been so, 1 his glass to confer; in his own chamber, I mean,) that they

the lines of my body are as well drawn as his; no Had been my father's sons! then had my ! Aside

less young, more strong, not beneath him in' for. prize!

Aside. tunes, beyond him in the advantage of the time, Been less; and so more equal ballasting

above him in birth, alike conversant in general ser: To thee, Posthumus..

vices, and more remarkable in single oppositions :' Bel.

He wrings? at some distress. I yet this imperseverant thing loves him in my despite. Gui. 'Would, I could free't!

What mortality is! Posthumus, thy head, which

Or I; whate'er it be, now is growing upon thy shoulders, shall within What pain it cost, what danger! Ġods !

this hour be off; thy mistress enforced; thy gar. Bel.

Hark, boys. I ments cut to pieces before thy face:8 and all this

Whispering. done, spurn her home to her father: who may, Imo. Great men,

haply, be a little angry for my so rough usage : bui That had a court no bigger than this cave, my mother, having power of his tcstiness, shall turn That did attend themselves, and had the virtue

| all into my commendations. My horse is tied up Which their own conscience seald them. (laying by safe : Out, sword, and to a sore purpose! Fortune, That nothing gift of differingmultitudes,)

put them into my hand! This is the very descrip. Could not out-peer these twain. Pardon me, gods ! tion of their meeting-place : and the fellow dares I'd change my sex to be companion with them, not deceive me.

[Exit. Since Leonatus false.4

SCENE II. Before the Cave. Enter, from the Bel. . It shall be so:

Cave, BELARIUS, GUIDERIUS, ARVIRAGUS, and Boys, we'll go dress our hunt.–Fair youth, come in :

IMOGEN. Discourse is heavy, fasting ; when we have supp'd, Bel. You are not well: IT. IMOGEN.) remain We'll mannerly demand thee of thy story, So far as thou wilt speak it.

here in the cave : * Gui.

We'll come to you after hunting.
Pray draw near.

- Aru. Arv. The night to the owl, the morn to the lark,

Brother, stay here: less welcome.

[To IMOGE.. Are we not brothers ?

So man and man should be ; Aru. SCENE VII. Rome. Enter Two Senators and Whose dust is both alike. I am very sick. Tribunes.

Gui. Go you to hunting. I'll abide with him. I Sen. This is the tenor of the emperor's writ;

Imo. So sick I am not; yet I am not well: That since the common men are now in action

But not so citizen a wanton, as 'Gainst the Pannonians and Dalmatians;

To seem to die, ere sick : So please you leave me, And that the legions now in Gallia are

Stick to your journal course: the breach of custon Full weak to undertake our wars against

Is breach of all.I am ill; but your being by my The fallen off Britons; that we do incite

Cannot amend me: Society is no comfort The gentry to this business: He creates

To one not sociable: I'm not very sick, Lucius pro-consul: and to you, the tribunes,

Since I can reason of it. Pray you, trust me here · For this immediate levy, he commands

I'll rob none but myself; and let me die, His absolute commission.5 Long live Cæsar!

Stealing so poorly. . Tri. Is Lucius general of the forces ?

I love thee; I have spoke it : ? Sen.


How much the quantity, the weight as much,
Tri. Remaining now in Gallia ?

As I do lo
I Sen.
With those legions Bel.

What? how? how?
Which I have spoke of, whereunto your levy.

Ary. If it be sin to say so, sir, I yoke me
Must be supplyant: The words of your commission
Will tie you to the numbers, and the time

Imo.and clay differs in dignity, ..
Imo. Thanks, site I prav. draw near. [Exeunt. But clay, and can like I am very sick..

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that he used since Leonatus' false' for 'since Leonatus

is false,' Steevens doubts this, and says that the poe! Of their despatch.

may have written Since Leonate is false,' as he calls Tri. We will discharge our duty.

| Enobarbus, Enobarbe ; and Prospero, Prosper, ir other places.

He commands the commission to be given you. So. 1 I have elsewhere observed that prize, prise, and we say, I ordered the materials to the workmen. price were confounded, or used indiscriminately by our 6 i. e. cause. ancestors, Indeed it is not now uncommon at this day, 7 'In single combat.' So in King Henry IV. Part I as Malone observes, to hear persons above the vulgar Act i. Sc. 3:. confound the words, and talk of high-priz'd and low. • In single opposition, hand to hand, priz'd goods. Prize here is evidently used for value, He did confound the best part of an hour estimation. The reader who wishes to see how the In changing hardiment with great Glendower.' words were formerly confounded, may consult Baret's An opposite, in the language of Shakspeare's age, was Alvearie, in v. price.

the common phrase for an antagonisi. 2 To bring is to writhe. So in Much Ado about Imperseverant probably means no more than perse Nothing, Act v Sc. 1 :

I nerant, like imbosomed, impassioned, iminasked. "To those that uring under the load of sorrow.' 8 Warburton thought we should read, before her 3 Differing multitudes are varying or wavcring mul. face,' Malone says, that Shakspeare may have inten titudes. So in the Induction to the Second Part of King tionally given this absurd and brutal language to Cloten Henry VI. :

The Clown ir The Winter's Tale says, “If thou :It see The still discordant wavering multitude."

a thing to talk of after thou art dead.. 4 Malone says, "As Shakspeare lias used in other 9 Keep your daily course uninterrupted ; if the stated places Menelaus' ter.t, and thy mistress' ear for Mene. plan of life is once broken, nothing follows but confu lauses tent' and 'thy mistresses ear:' it is probable sior.-Johnson.


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