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CYMBELINE.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

CYMBELINE, King of Britain.
CLOTEN, Son to the Queen, by a former Husband.
LEONATUS POSTHUMUS, a Gentleman, Husband to Imogen.
BELARIUS, a banished Lord, disguised under the name of MORGAN.
GUIDERIUS, | Sons to Cymbeline, disguised under the names of POLYDORE
ARVIRAGUS, S and CADWAL, supposed Sons to Belarius.
PHILARIO, Friend to l'osthumus,
IACHIMO, Friend to Philario,
A FRENCH GENTLEMAN, Friend to Philario.
CAIUS LUCIUS, General of the Roman Forces.
A ROMAN CAPTAIN.
Two BRITISH CAPTAINS.
PISANIO, Servant to Posthumus.
CORNELIUS, a Physician,
Two GENTLEMEN.
Two GAOLERS.

} Italians.

QUEEN, Wife to Cymbeline.
IMOGEN, Daughter to Cymbeline by a former Queen.
HELEN, Woman to Imogen.
Lords, Ladies, Roman Senators, Tribunes, Apparitions, a Soothsayer, a

Dutch Gentleman, a Spanish Gentleman, Musicians, Officers, Captains,
Soldiers, Messengers, and other Attendants.

SCENE—Sometimes in Britain ; sometimes in Italy,

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CYMBELINE.

ACT I.

SCENE I.-BRITAIN. The Garden behind CYMBELINE'S

Palace.

Enter two GENTLEMEN. 1 Gentleman. You do not meet a man but frowns: our

bloods? No more obey the beavens, than our courtiers; Still seem, as does the king's. 2 Gentleman.

But what's the matter? 1 Gentleman. His daughter, and the heir of his king

dom, whom
He purpos'd to his wife's sole son, (a widow
That late he married,) hath referred herself
Unto a poor but worthy gentleman : She's wedded;
Her husband banish’d; she imprison'd: all
Is outward sorrow; though, I think, the king
Be touch'd at very heart.
2 Gentleman.

None but the king? 1 Gentleman. He, that hath lost her, too: so is the queen, That most desir'd the match: But not a courtier, Although they wear their faces to the bent Of the king's looks, hath a heart that is not Glad at the thing they scowl at. 2 Gentleman.

And why so? 1 Gentleman. He that hath miss'd the princess, is a thing

* Inclination, natural disposition.

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