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Queen. I'm very glad on’t.
Imo. Your son's my father's friend, he takes his part,
Pil. On his command; he would not suffer me
Queenlo This hath been
Pij. i humbly thánk your Highness.
Lord aboard. From this time leave me.
[Exeunt. SCE N E IV. Enter. Cloten and two Lords,
1: Lord. Sir, I would advise you to shift a shirt; the violence of action hath soade you reek as a sacrifice. Where air comes out, air comes in : there's none za broad so wholefome as that you vent:
Glot. If my shirt were bloody, then to shift itHave I hurt him?: 2. Lord. No, 'faith ; not so much as his patience.
[ Aside. 1 Lord. Hurt him? his body's a paffable carcale, if he be not hurt. It is a thoroughfare for feel, if it be not hurt.
2 Lord. His steel was in debt; it went o'th' back: fide the town.
Afide. Clot. The villain would not stand me.
2 Lord. No, but he fled forward fill, towards your face.
[ Aide. i Lord. Stand
? you have land enough of your own; but he added to your. having, gave you some ground.
2 Lord. As many inches as you have oceans, puppies !
[Afide. Elot. I would they had not come between us.
2 Lord. So would I, till you had measur'd how long a fool you were upon the ground.
[ Apide. Clot. And that the should love this fellow, and refuse me !
2 Lord. If it be a fin to make a true election, she's damn'da
[ Afde. i Lord. Sir, as I told you always, her beauty and her brain go not together. She's a good thine, but I have seen small reflection of her wit.
2 Lord. She shines not upon fools, lest the reflection should hurt her.
[Alide. Clot. Come, I'll to my chamber : 'would there had been some hurt done. !
2 Lord. I wish not so, unless it had been the fall of an ass, which is no great
[ Aside. Clot. You'll go with us? 1 Lord. I'll attend your Lordship. Clot. Nay, come let's go together, 2 Lord. Well, my Lord.
[Exeunt. S: CE N E V. Imogen's apartment.
Enter Imogen and Pifanio.
Pij. 'Twas, his Queen! his Queen!
Imo. Senseless linen, happier therein than I !
Pif. No, Madam; for so long
How swift his ship.
1710. Thou fhould'I have made him, As little as a crow, or less, ere left To after-eye him.
Pi, Madam, so I did. Imo." I would have broke mine eye-strings ; crack d To look upon him; till the diminution ['em, but "of's space had pointed him tharp as my needle ; • Nay, follow'd him, till he had melted from • The smallness of a gnat, to air; and then 's Have turn'd mine eye, and wept:--But, good Pisanio,, When shall we hear from him ?
Pis. Be affur'd, Madam, With his next vantage,
Imo. I did not take my leave of him, but had.: 4 Most pretty things to say: ere I could tell him, « How I would think on him, at certain hours, *** Such thoughts, and such; or I could make him swear : " The she's of Italy should not betray 45 Mine interest and his honour; or have charg'd him,, ss At the sixth hour of morn, at noon, at midnight, « T'encounter me with orisons; (for then
I am in heaven for him ;) or ere I could is Give him that parting kiss, which I had set « Betwixt two charming words *, comes in my father; " And, like the tyrannous breathing of the north, " Shakes all our buds from blowing.
Enter a Lady. Lady. The Queen, Madam, Defires your Highness' company.
Imo. Those things I bid you do, get them dispatch’d.. I will attend the Queen, Pif. Madam, I thall.
[Exeunt. S CE N E VI. Changes to Rome.
Enter Philario, lachimo, and a Frenchman. lach. Believe it, Sir, I have seen him in Britain; be. was then of a creicent note ; expected to prove lo wore thy, as since he has been allowed the name of. But
These words may be. Adieu, Pofthumus,
I could then have look'd on him, without the help of admiration; though the catalogue of his endowments had been tabled by his fide, and ito peruse him by itemsa.
Phil. You speak of him when he was less furnish'd then now he is, with that which makes him both with. out and within,
French, I have seen him in France ; we had very, many
There could behold the fun with as firm eyes as he.
lach. This matter of marrying his King's daughter, (wherein he must be weighed rather by her value, than his own), words him, I doubt not, a great deal from the : matter.
French. And then his banishment
lach. Ay, and the approbations of thofe that weep this lamentable divorce under her colours, are wonder. fully to extend him: be it but to fortify her judgment, which élie an easy battery might lay flat, for taking a beggar without more quality. But how comes it be is , to fojourn with you? how creeps acquaintance?
Phil. His father and I were soldiers together, to whom, I have been often bound for no less than
life. Enter Posthumus., Here comes the Briton. Let him be so entertained amongit you, as suits with gentlemen of
know. ing, to a itranger of his quality. I beseech you all, be better known to this Gentleman; whom I commend to you as a noble friend of mine, How worthy he is, I will leave to appear hercatter, rather than story him in. his own hearing
French. Siry we have been known together in Orleans. ,
Poft. Since when I have been debtor to you for cours tefies, which I will be ever to pay, and yet pay ftill.
French. Sir, you o'er-rate my poor kindness. I was glad I did atone my countryman and you ; it had been pity you should have been put together with foinortala purpose, as then each bore, upon importance of so fight and trivial a nature.
Poft. By your pardon, Sir, I was then a young traveller; rather shuond to go even with what I heard, than in my every action to be guided by others' experiences;
but upon my mended judgment, (if I offend not to say it is mended), my quarrel was not altogether Night.
French. 'Faith, yes, to be put to the arbitriment of fwords ; and by such two, that would by all likelihood have confounded one the other, or have fallen both.
lach. Can we with manners ask what was the difference ?
French. Safely, I think. 'Twas a contention in pu. blic, which may without contradi&tion suffer the report. It was much like an argument that fell our last night, where each of us fell in praise of our country-mistresses: this Gentleman at that time vouching (and upon war. rant of bloody affirmation) his to be more fair, virtuous, wise, chaste, constant, qualified, and less attempteable than any the rarest of our ladies in France.
Iach. That Lady is not now living; or this Gentleinan's opinion by this worn out.
Poft. She holds her virtue still, and I my mind. lach. You must not so far prefer her 'fore ours of
Poft. Being so far provok'd, as I was in France, I would abate her nothing; though I profels myself ber adorer, not her friend
lach. As fair, and as good; a kind of hand-in-hand comparison, had been something too fair and too good for any lady in Britany. If she went before others I have seen, as that diamond of your's out-lufters many I have beheld, I could believe the excelled many; but I have not seen the most precious diamond that is,. Qor you the Lady
Poft. I prais'd her, as I rated her : so do. I my stone, lach. What do you esteem it at ? Poft. More than the world enjoys,
lach.. Either your unparagon'd. mistress is dead, or fhe's outpriz'd by a trifle.
Pof You are mistaken. The one may be sold or gie ven, if there were wealth enough for the purchase of merit for the gift. . The other is not a thing for sale, and only the gift of the gods.
lach. Which the gods have given you Poft Which, by their graces, I will keep. lach. You may wear her in title your's; but, your