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Like beasts, which you shun beastly, and may save, 2 Cap. There was a fourth man, in a silly habit, But to look back in fronvon: stund, stand.-- These That gave the affront with them. three,

So 'tis reported : Three thousand confident, in act as many, But none of them can be found.-Stand! who is (For three performers are the file, when all Post. A Roman;

(there? The rest do nothing), with this word, stand, stand, who had not now been drooping here, if seconds Accommodated by the place, more charming, Had answer'd him. With their own nobleness (which could have

2 Cap.

Lay hands on him; a dog! A distaff to a lance), gilded pale looks. (turn'd A leg of Rome shall not return to tell Part, shame, part, spirit renew'd; that some, What crows have peck'd them here. He brags turn'd coward

his service But by example (0, a sin in war,

As if he were of note : bring him to the king. Damn'd in the first beginners !) 'gan to look

Enter CYMBELINE, attended : BELARIUS, GUIDEThe way that they did, and to grin like lions

RITS, ARVIRAGUS, PISANJO, and Roman CapUpon the pikes o' the hunters. Then began

tives. The Captains present POSTHUMUS to A stop i' the chaser, a retire; anon,

CYMBELINE, who delivers him over to a Gaoler; A rout, confusion thick: Forth with they fly

after which, all go oui, Chickens, the way which they stoop'd eagles; slaves,


SCENE IV. A Prison. The strides they victors made: and now our Enter POSTHUMUS and Two Gaolers. (Like fragments in hard voyages), became

1 Gaol. You shall not now be stolen, you have The life o'the need; having found the back-door

locks upon you; open

(wound! So graze, as you find pasture. Of the unguarded hearts, Heavens, how they

2 Gaob.

Ay, or a stomach. Some, slain before; some, dying; some, their

(Exeunt Gaolers. friends

Post. Most welcome, bondage! for thou art a O'erborne i'the former wave: ten, chasd by one, I think, to liberty; Yet am I better (way, Are now each one the slaughter-man of twenty: Than one that's sick o' the gout; since he hart Those, that would die or ere resist, are grown

Groan so in perpetuity, than be cur'd (rather 'The mortal bugs o' the field.

By tbe sure physician, death, who is the key Lord. This was strange chance:

To unbar these locks. My conscience ! thou art A narrow lane! an old man, and two boys!


(gods, give me Post. Nay, do not wonder at it: You are made More than my shanks and wrists : You good Rather to wonder at the things you hear,

The penitent instrument, to pick that bolt, Than to work any. Will you rhyme upon't,

Then, free for ever! Is't enough, I am sorry? And vent it for a mockery? Here is one :

So children temporal fathers do appease; Two boys, an old man twice a boy, a lmne,

Gods are more full of mercy. Must I repent ? Preserv'd the Britons, was the Romans' bane.

I cannot do it better than in gyves. Lord. Nay, be not angry, sir.

Desir'd, more than constrain'd: to satisfy,

'Lack, to what end? If of my freedom 'tis the main part, take
Who dares not stand his foe, I'll be his friend: No stricter render of me, than my all.
For if he'll do, as he is made to do,
I know, he'll quickly fly my friendship too.

I know, you are more clement than vile men,

Who of their broken debtors take a third, You have put me into rhyme.

A sixth, a tenth, letting them thrive again Lord. Farewell, you are angry. On their abatement; that's not my desire :


. For Imogen's dear life, take mine; and though Post. Still going ?- This is a lord ! O noble 'Tis not so dear, yet 'tis a life; you coin'd it: misery!

"Tween man and man, they weigh not every To be i' the field, and ask, what news, of me!

stamp; To-day how many would have given their hn- Though light, take pieces for the figure's sake: nours

You rather mine, being yours: and so, great To have sav'd their carcasses? took heel to do't,

powers, And yet died too? ], in mine own woe charm'd, If you will take this audit, take this life, Could not find death, where I did hear him groan; And cancel these cold bonds. O Imogen! Nor feel híın, where he struck: Being an ugly I'll speak to thee in silence. He sleeps.

monster, 'Tis strange, he hides him in fresh cups, soft beds, Solemn Musick. Enter, as an Apparition, Sicilius Sweet words; or hath more ministers than we LEONATUS, Father to Posthumus, an old Man, That draw his knives i' the war.- Well, I will

attired like a Warrior; leading in his hand un find him!

ancient Matron, his Wife, and Mother to PostFor being now a favourer to the Roman,

humus, with Musick before them. Then, after No more a Briton, I have resum'd again

other Music, follow the Two young Leonati, The part I came in: ‘ight I will no more,

Brothers to Posthumus, rith wounds, as they died But yield me to the veriest hind, that shall in the Wars. They circle Posthumus rourel, is Once touch my shoulder. Great the slaughter is

he lies slerping. Here made by the Romans; great the answer be Sici. No more, thou thunder-master, show Pritons must take; For me, my ransome's death; Thy spite on mortal flies: On either side I come to spend my breath; With Mars fall out, with Juno chido Which neither here I'll keep, nor bear again, That thy adulteries Ent end it by some means for Imogen.

Rates and revenges. Enter Two British Captains, and Soldiers.

Hath my poor boy done aught but well,

Whose face I never saw ? 1 Cap. Great Jupiter be prais'd ! Lucius is I died, whilst in the womb he stay'd tuken:

Attending Nature's law. "Tis thought, the old man and his sons were an- Whose father then (as men report,

Thou orphans' father art),

Our pleasure his full fortune doth confine; Thou should'st have been, and shielded him And so, away: no further with your din From this earth-vexing smart.

Express impatience, lest you stir up mine.Moth. Lucina lent not me her aid,

Mount, eagle, my palace crystalline. But took me in my throes;

[Ascends, That from me was Posthumus ript,

Sici. He came in thunder; his celestial breath Came crying 'mongst liis foes,

Was sulphurous to smell: the holy eagle A thing of pity!

Stoop'd, as to foot us: his ascension is Sici. Great nature, like his ancestry, More sweet thanour bless d fields; his royal bird Moulded the stuff so fair,

Prunes the immortal wing, and cloys his beak, That he deserv'd the praise o' the world, As when his god is pleas'd. As great Sicilius' heir.


Thanks, Jupiter! 1 Bro. When once he was mature for man, Sici. The marble pavement closes, he isenter'd In Britain where was he

His radiant roof : Away! and, to be blest, That could stand up his parallel ;

Let us with care perform his great behest. Or fruitful object be

(Ghosts vanish. In eye of Imogen, that best

Post.(Waking.] Sleep, thou hast been a grandCould deem his dignity ?

sire, and begot Moth. With marriage wherefore was he mock'd, A father to me: and thou hast created To be exil'd and thrown

A mother and two brothers : But (O scorn!) Froin Leonati's seat, and cast

Gone! they went hence so soon as they were From her his dearest one,

born. Sweet Imogen?

And so I am awake.-Poor wretches that depend Sici. Why did you suffer Iachimo,

On greatness' favour, dream as I have done : Slight thing of Italy,

Wake, and find nothing.---But, alas, I swerve: To tairit his nobler heart and brain

Mauy dream not to find, neither deserve, With needless jealousy:

And yet are steep'd in favours; so am I And to become the geck and scorn

That have this golden chance, and know not O' the other's villany?


(rare vue! 2 Bro. For this, from stiller seats we came,

What fairies haunt this ground? A book? 0, Our parents, and us twain,

Be not, as is our fangled world, a garment That, striking in our country's cause,

Nobler than that it covers : let thy effects Fell bravely, and were slain;

So follow, to be most unlike our courtiers, Our fealty, and Tenantius' right,

As good as promise. With honour to maintain.

[Reads.) When as a lion's whelp shall, to hims-)! 1 Bro. Like hardiment Posthumus hath

unknown, without seeking find, and be emirraced by To Cymbeline perform'd :

a piece of tender air: and when from a stately cedar Then Jupiter, thou king of gods,

shall be lopped branches, which, being dead many Why hast thou thus adjourn d

years, shall after revive, be jointed to the old stock, The graces for his merits due ;

and freshly grow ; then shall Posthumus end his Being all to dolours turn'd?

miseries, Britain be fortunate, and flourish in Sici. Thy crystal window ope; look out; peace and plenty.

No longer exercise, l'pon a valiant race, thy harsh

'Tis still a dream, or else such stnff as madmen

Tongue, and brain not: either both, or nothing: And potent injuries.

Or senseless speaking, or a speaking such Moth. Since, Jupiter, our son is good,

As sense cannot untie. Be what it is, Take off his miseries.

The action of my life is like it, which Sici

. Peep through thy marble mansion; help! I'll keep, if but for sympathy.
Or we poor ghosts will cry

Re-enter Gaolers.
To the shining synod of the rest,
Against thy deity.

Gool. Come sir, are you ready for death? 2 Bro. Help, Jupiter; or we appeal,

Post. Over-roasted, rather-ready long ago. And from thy justice fly.

Gaol. Hanging is the word, sir-if you be

ready for that, you are well cooked. JUPITER descends in Thunder and Lightning, sitting Post. So, if I prove a good repast to the spec

upon an Eagle: he throos a Thunder-bit. The tators, the dish pays the shot. Ghosts fall on their knees.

Gaol. A heavy reckoning for you, sir. But the Jup. No more, you petty spirits of region low, comfort is, you shall be called to no more pay. Offend our hearing; hush !-How dare you, ments, fear no more tavern bills; which are ghosts,

often the sadness of parting, as the procuring of Accuse the thunderer, whose bolt, you know, mirth: you come in faint for want of meat,

Sky-planted, batters all rebelling coasts? depart reeling with too much drink--sorry that Poor shadows of Elysium, hence; and rest you have paid too much, and sorry that you are

Upon your never-withering banks of flowers: paid too much-purse and brain both empty: the Be not with mortal accidents opprest;

brain the heavier for being too light, the purse No care of yours it is, you know, 'tis ours. too light, being drawn of heaviness. O! of this Whom best I love, I cross; to make my gift, contradiction you shall now be quit.-0 the

The more delay'd, delighted. Be content; charity of a penny cord! it sums up thousands Your low-laid son our godhead will uplift : in a trice: you have no true debitor and creditor

His comforts thrive, his trials well are spent. but it; of what's past, is, and to come, the disOur Jovial star reign'd at his birth, and in charge.--Your neck, sir, is pen, book, and couII

Our temple was he married. - Rise, and ters--50 the acquittance follows.
He shall be lord of lady Imogen,

[fade ! Post. I am merrier to die, than thou art to live. And happier much by his affliction made. Gaol. Indeed, sir, he that sleeps feels not the This tablet lay upon his breast; wherein tooth-ach: But a man that were to sleep your

sleep, and a hangman to help him to bed, I Greet you our victory ? you look like Romans, think, he would change places with his officer: And not o' the court of Britain. for, look you, sir, you know not which way you Cor.

Hail, great king! Post. Yes, indeed, do I, fellow. [shall go. To sour your happiness, I must report

Gaol. Your death has eyes in's head then; 1 The queen is dead. have not seen him so pictured: you must either Сут. . Whom worse than a physician be directed by some that take upon them to Would this report become? But I consider, know, or take upon yourself that which I am By medicine life might be prolong'd, yet death sure you do not know; or jump the after-inquiry Will seize the doctor too. ---How ended she ? on your own peril: and how you shall speed in Cor. With horror, madly dying, like her life; vour journey's end, I think you'll never return Which, being cruel to the world, concluded to tell one.

Most cruel to herself. What she confess'd, Post. I tell thee, fellow, there are none want I will report, so please you; These her women eyes to direct them the way I am going, but such can trip me, if I err: who, with wet cheeks, as wink, and will not use them.

Were present when she finish'd. Gaol. What an infinite mock is this, that a Сут.

Prythee, say. in an should have the best use of eyes, to see the Cor. First, she confess'd she never loy'd you; way of blindness; I am sure, hanging's the way Affected greatness got by you, not you: (only of winking.

Married your royalty, was wife to your place;
Enter a Messenger.

Abhorr'd your person.
Mess. Knock off his manacles; bring your And but she spoke it dying, I would not


She alone knew this: prisoner to the king.

Post. Thou bringest good news;-I am called Believe her lips in opening it. Proceed. to be made free.

Cor. Your daughter, whom she bore in hand Gaol. I'll be hanged then.

With such integrity, she did confess (to love Post. Thou shalt be then freer than a gaoler; Was as a scorpion to her sight; whose life, no bolts for the dead.

But that her flight prevented it, she had [E.ceunt POSTHUMUS and Messenger. Ta'en off by poison. Gaol. Unless a man would marry a gallows,


O most delicate fiend ! and beget young gibbets, I never saw one so Who is 't can read a woman?- Is there more?

Cor. More, sir, and worse. She did confess, prode. Yet, on my conscience, there are verier

she had kuaves desire to live, for all he be a Roman: and there be some of them too, that die against For you a mortal mineral: which, being took, their wills; so should I, if I were one. I would should by the minute feed on life, and, ling'ring, we were all of one mind, and one mind good; By inches waste you: In which time she pur 0, there were desolation of gaolers, and gal

pos'd, lowses! I speak against my present profit; but By watching, weeping, tendance, kissing, to my wish hath a preferment in't. [Exeunt.

O'ercome you with her show: yes, and in time

(When she had fitted you with hercraft), to work SCENE V. Cymbeline's Tent. Her son into the adoption of the crown. Enter CYMBELINE, BELARIUS, GUIDERIUS, ARVI

But failing of her end by his strange absence, RAGUS, Pisanio, Lords, Officers, and Attendants. Grew shameless desperate; open'd in despite

Of heaven and men, her purposes; repented Cym. Stand by my side, you whom the gods The evils she hatch’d, were not effected: so, have made

Despairing, died. Preservers of my throne. Woe is my heart,

Cym. Heard you all this, her women ? That the poor soldier, that so richly fought,

Lady. We did, so please your highness. Whose rags sham'd gilded arms, whose naked

Cym. breast

Were not in fault, for she was beautiful ; Stepp'd

before targe of proof, cannot be found: Mine ears, that heard her flattery; nor my heart, He shall be happy that can find him, if

That thought her like her seeming; it had been Our grace can make him so.

vicious, Bel.

I never saw To have mistrusted her: yet, O my daughter ! Such noble fury in so poor a thing;.

That it was folly in me, thou may'st say, Such precious deeds inone that prounis'd nought And prove it in thy feeling. Heaven mend all, But beggary and poor looks.

Enter Lucius, Iachimo, the Soothsayer, and other Oym.

No tidings of him?

Roman Prisoners, guarded; PostuuMUS behind, Pis. He hath been search'd among the dead

and IMOGEN. But no trace of him.

(and living, Thou com’st not, Caius, now for tribute ; that Cym. To my grief, I am

The Britons have raz'd out, though with the loss The heir of his reward; which I will add

Of many a bold one; whose kinsmen have made To you, the liver, heart, and brain of Britain,


(slaughter [TÓ BELARIUS, GUIDERIUS, and ARVIRAGUS. That their good souls may be appeas'd with By whom, 1 grant, she lives; 'Tis now the time of yon their captives, which ourself have To ask of whence you are report it.

So, think of your estate.

(granted; Bel.


Inc. Consider, sir, the chance of war: the day In Cambria are we born, and gentlemen:

Was yours by accident; had it gone with us, Further to boast, were neither true nor modest, we should not,

when the blood was cool, have Unless I add, we are bonest.


[gods Cym.

Bow your knees: Our prisoners with the sword. But since the Arise, my knights o' the battle : I create you will have it thus, that nothing but our lives Companions to our person, and will fit you May be call'd ransome, let it come: sufficeth, With dignities becoming your estates. A Roman with a Roman's heart can suffer: Enter CORNELIUS and Ladies.

Augustus lives to think on't. And so much There's business in these faces.-Why so sadly For my peculiar care. This one thing only

Mine eyes

my lord ?

I will entreat; My boy, a Briton born,

How came it yours?

(that Let him be ransom'd: never master had Iach. Thou'lt torturo me to leave unspoken A page so kind, so duteous, diligent,

Which, to be spoke, would torture thec. So tender over his occasions, true,


How ! me? So feat, so nurselike: let his virtue join lach. I am glad to be constrain'd to utter that With my request, which I'll make bold, your Torments me to conceal. By villany í which highness

I got this ring : 'twas Leonatus' jewel: Cannot deny; he hath done no Briton harm, Whom thou didst banish; and (which more Though he hath serv'd a Roman: save him, sir, may grieve thee, And spare no blood beside.

As it doth me) a nobler sir ne'er liv'd Cym.

I have surely seen him: 'Twixt sky and ground. Wilt thou hear more, His favour is familiar to me.Boy, thou hast look'd thyself into my grace, Cym. All that belongs to this. And art mine own. I know not why, nor lach.

That paragon, thy daughter,wherefore,

For whom my heart drops blood, and my false To say, live, boy: ne'er thank thy master; live: spirits And ask of Cymbeline what boon thou wilt, Quail to remember,--Give me leave: I faint. Fitting my bounty, and thy state, I'll give it; Cym. My daughter! what of her? Renew thy Yea, though thou do demand a prisoner,

strength: The noblest ta'en.

I had rather thou should'st live while nature Imo. I humbly thank your highness. will,

(speak. Luc. I do not hid thee beg my life, good lad; Than die ere I hear more: strive man, and And yet, I know, thou wilt.

lach. Upon a time (unhappy was the clock Imo.

No, no; alack, That struck the hourl) it was in Rome (accurs'l There's other work in hand : I see a thing The mansion where!) 'twas at a feast, (O'would Bitter to me as death: your life, good master, Our viands had been poison'd! or, at least, Must shuffle for itself.

Those which I heav'd to head!) the good PosLuc. The boy disdains me,

thumnis, He leaves me, scorns me; Briefly die their joys, (What should I say? he was too good, to be That place them on the truth of girls and boys.- Where ill men were; and was the best of all Why stands he so perplex'd ?

Amongst the rar'st of good ones), sitting sadly, Сут.

What would'st thou, boy? Hearing us praise our loves of Italy I love thee more and more; think more and more For beauty that made barren the swell’d boast What's best to ask. Know'st him thou look'st of him that best could speak: for feature,laming on? speak,

The shrine of Venus, or straight pight Minerva, Wilt have him live? Is he thy kin? thy friend ? Postures beyond brief nature; for condition,

Imo. He is a Roman; no more kin to me, A shop of all the qualities that man Than I to your highness; who, being born your Loves woman for; besides, that hook of wiving, Am something nearer.

(vassal, Fairness which strikes the eye: Cym. Wherefore ey'st him so ? Cym.

I stand on fire: Imo. I'll tell you, sir, in private, if you please Come to the matter. To give me hearing.


All too soon I shall, Cyn.

Ay, with all my heart, Unless thou would'st grieve quickly.-This And lend my best attention. What's thy name? Posthumus Imo, Fidele, sir.

(Most like a noble lord in love, and one Cym.

Thou art my good youth, my page; That had a royal lover), took his hint: I'll be thy master: Walk with me; speak freely. And, not dispraising whom we prais'd (therein

(CYMBELINE and IMOGEN Converse apart, He was as calm as virtue), he began (made, Bel. Is not this boy reviv'd from death? His mistress picture; which by his tongue being Ary,

One sand another And then a mind put in't, either our brags Not more resembles; That sweet rosy lad, Were crack'd of kitchen trulls, or his descripWho died, and was Fidele :- What think you? Prov'd us unspeaking sots.

[tion Gui. The same dead thing alive.


Nay, nay, to the purpose. Bel. Peace, peace ! see further; he eyes us Tach. Your daughter's chastity--there it benot; forbear;

gins. Creatures may be alike; were't he, I am sure He spake of her as Dian had hot dreams, He would have spoke to us.

And she alone were cold: Wherext, I, wretch! Gui.

But we saw him dead. Made scruple of his praise, and wager'd with Rel. Be silent; let's see further,

him lis.

It is my mistress : [Aside. Pieces of gold,'gainst this which then he wore Since she is living, let the time run on, Upon his honour'd finger, to attain To good, or bad. (Cym. and Imo. come forward. In suit the place of his bed, and win this ring Cym.

Come, stand thou by our side; By bers and mine adultery: he, true knight, Make thy demand aloud.—Sir, [To Íacu.) step No lesser of her honour confident you forth;

Than I did truly find her, stakes this ringGive answer to this boy, and do it freely; And would so, had it been a carbuncle Or, by our greatness, and the grace of it, Of Phæbus' wheel-and might so safely, had it Which is our honour, bitter torture shall Been all the worth of his car. Away to Britain Winnow the truth from falsehood.-On, speak Post I in this design: Well may you, sir, to him.

Remember me at court, where I was taught Imo. My boon is, that this gentleman may of your chaste daughter the wide differenca Of whom he had this ring.

(render 'Twixt amorous and villanous. Being thus Post, What's that to him?


(Aside. Of hope not longing, mine Italian brain Oym. That diamond upon your finger, say, 'Gan in your duller Britain operate

Most vilely- for my vantage excellent There was our error.
And, to be brief, my practice su prevaild, Gui.

This is sure. Fidele. 'That I return'd with similar proof enough Imo. Why did you throw your wedded lady To make the noble Leonatus mad,

from you? By wounding his belief in her renown

Think, that you are upon a rock; and now With tokens thus, and thus--averring notes Throw me again.

(Embracing kim Of chamber-hanging, pictures, this her bracelet, Post. Hang there, like fruit, my soul, (0, cunning, how I got it!) nay, some marks Till the tree die ! Of secret on her person, that he could not Cym. How now, my flesh, my child ? But think her bond of chustity quite crack'd, What, mak'st thou me a dullard in this act: I having ta'en the forfeit. Whereupon, - Wilt thou not speak to me? Methinks, I see him now,


Your blessing, sir. [Kneeling. Post. Ay, so thou dost, [Coming orward. Bel. Though you did love this youth, I blame Italian fiend -Ah me, most credulous fool,

ye not; Egregious murderer, thief, any thing

You had a motive fort. (To Gui. and Arv. That's due to all the villains past, in being, Cym.

My tears that fall, To come!-O give me cord, or kuite, or poison, Prove holy water on thee! Imogen, Some upright justicer! Thou king, send out Thy mother's dead. For torturers ingenions: it is I


I am sorry fort, my lord. 'That all the abhorred things o'the earth amend, Cym. O, she was naught; and long of her it By being worse than they. I am Posthumus, was, That kill'd thy daughter-villain-like, I lie- That we meet here so strangely: But her son That caus'd a lesser villain than myself, Is gone, we know not how, nor where. A sacrilegious thief, to do't-the temple


My lord, Of virtue was she--yea, and she herself. Now fear is from me, I'll speak troth. Lord Spit, and throw stones, cast mire upon me, set Upon my lady's missing, came to me (Cloten, The dogs o'the street to bay me every villain With his sword drawn; foam'd at the mouth, Be call'd Posthumus Leonatus, and

and swore, Be villany less than 'twas!--O Imogen! If I discover'd not which way she was gone, My queen, my life, my wife! O Imogen, It was my instant death. By accident, Imogen, Imogen!

I had a féigned letter of my master's Imo.

Peace, my lord-hear, hear- Then in my pocket: which directed him Post. Shall's have a play of this? Thou To seek her on the mountains near to Milford ; scornful page,

Where, in a frenzy, in my master's garments, There lie thy part.

[Striking her; she falls. Which he inforc'd from me, away he posts Pis.

O, gentlemen, help, help With unchaste purpose, and with oath to violate Mine, and your mistress :-0, my lord Posthu- My lady's honour: what became of him, mus!

I further know not. You ne'er kill'd Imogen till now: - Help,help! Gui.

Let me end this story : Mine honour'd lady!

I slew him there.
Does the world go round? Cym.

Marry, the gods forefend ! Post. How come these staggers on me? I would not thy good deeds should from my lips Pis.

Wake, my mistress ! Pluck a hard sentence: prythee, valiant youth, Cym. If this be so, the gods do mean to strike Deny't again. To death with mortal joy.

(me Gui. I have spoke it, and I did it. Pis. How fares my mistress ? Cym. He was a prince.

(me Imo. O get thee from my sight;

Gui. A most uncivil one: The wrongs he did Thon gav'st me poison; dangerous fellow,hence! Were nothing princelike; for he did provoke me Breathe not where princes are.

With language that would make me spurn the Cym.

The tune of Imogen ? sea, Pis. Lady,

If it could so roar to me: I cut off's head; The gods throw stones of sulphur on me, if And am right glad he is not standing here That box I gave you was not thought by me To tell this tale of mine. A precious thing: I had it from the queen Cum.

I am sorry for thee: Cym. New matter still?

By thine own tongue thou art condemn'd, and Imo.

It poison'd me. Endure our law: Thou art dead. (must Cor.

O gods!

That headless man
I left out one thing which the queen confessid, I thought had been my lord.
Which must approve thue honest: If Pisanio Cym.

Bind the offender, Hare,said she,given his mistress that confection And take him from our presence. Which I gave him for a cordial, she is serv'd Bel.

Stay, sir king. As I would serve a rat.

This man is better than the man he slew, Cym.

What's this, Cornelius? As well descended as thyself; and hath Cor. The queen, sir, very oft importun'd me More of thee merted, than a band of Clotens To temper poisons for her: still pretending Had ever scar for.--Let his arms alone; The satisfaction of her knowledge, only

[To the Guard. In killing creatures vile, as cats and dogs They were not born for bondage." Of no esteem: I, dreading that her purpose Сут.

Why, old soldier, Was of more danger, did compound for her Wilt thou undo the worth thou art unpaid for, A certain stuff, which, being ta'en, would cease By tasting of onr wrath ? How of descent The present power of life; bat, in short time, as good as we? All offices of nature should again


In that he spake too far.
Do their due functions.--Have you ta'en of it? Cym. And thou shalt die fort.
Ims. Most like I did, for I was dead.


We will die all three; Bel.

My boys, But I will prove, that two of us are as good

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