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Cym. That might'st have had the sole 1 son of
my queen! Imo. O bless’d, that I might not! I chose an
eagle, And did avoid a puttock. 2 Cym. Thou took’st a beggar; would'st have
made my throne
No; I rather added
O thou vile one !
What! - art thou mad ! Imo. Almost, sir: Heaven restore me!-'Would
Thou foolish thing!
[To the Queen. Not after our command. Away with her, And pen her
up. Queen. 'Beseech your patience : - Peace, Dear lady daughter, peace; -Sweet sovereign, Leave us to ourselves; and make yourself some
comfort Out of your best advice. 4 i Only.
? A kite. 3 Cattle keeper.
Nay, let her languish A drop of blood a day; and, being aged, Die of this folly!
[Exit. Enter PISANIO. Queen. Fye! - you must give way: Here is your servant. How now, sir ? What
Pis. My lord your son drew on my master.
There might have been,
I am very glad on't.
master? Pis. On his command: He would not suffer me To bring him to the haven : left these notes Of what commands I should be subject to, When it pleas’d you to employ me. Queen.
This hath been
I humbly thank your highness.
About some half hour hence,
A publick Place. Enter CLOTEN and Two Lords. 1 Lord. Sir, I would advise you to shift a shirt ; the violence of action hath made you reek as a sacrifice: Where air comes out, air comes in : there's none abroad so wholesome as that you vent.
Clo. If my shirt were bloody, then to shift it Have I hurt him ? 2 Lord. No, faith ; not so much as his patience.
Aside. i Lord. Hurt him? his body's a passable carcass, if he be not hurt: it is a thoroughfare for steel, if it be not hurt.
2 Lord. His steel was in debt; it went o’the back side the town.
(Aside. Clo. The villain would not stand me. 2 Lord. No; but he fled forward still, toward
Aside. 1 Lord. Stand you ! 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 !
Aside. Clo. I would, they had not come between us.
2 Lord. So would I, till you had measured how long a fool you were upon the ground. (Aside.
Clo. And that she should love this fellow, and refuse me!
2 Lord. If it be a sin to make a true election, she is damned.
Aside. 1 Lord. Sir, as I told you always, her beauty and
her brain go not together 5: She's a good sign, but I have seen small reflection of her wit. 6
2 Lord. She shines not upon fools, lest the re. flection should hurt her.
(Aside. Clo. 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 hurt. [Aside.
Clo. You'll go with us?
Enter IMOGEN and PISANIO.
And kiss'd it, madam.
No, madam; for so long As he could make me with this eye or ear
5 Her beauty and sense are not equal. 6 To understand the force of this idea, it should be remembered that anciently almost every sign had a motto, or some attempt at a witticism, underneath.
Distinguish him from others, he did keep
Thou should'st have made him
Madam, so I did. Imo. I would have broke mine eye-strings ;
crack'd them, but To look upon him; till the diminution Of space had pointed him sharp as my needle: Nay, follow'd him, till he had melted from The smallness of a gnat to air ; and then Have turn'd mine eye, and wept. - But, good Pi
sanio, When shall we hear from him? Pis.
Be assur'd, madam, With his next vantage.7
Imo. I did not take my leave of him, but had 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 shes of Italy should not betray Mine interest, and his honour; or have charg'd him, At the sixth hour of morn, at noon, at midnight, To encounter me with orisonso, for then I am in heaven for him : or ere I could 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 growing. 7 Opportunity 8 Meet me with reciprocal praver.