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Bel. It shall be so : Boys, we'll go dress our hunt. ---Fair youth, come in: Discourse is heavy, fasting ; when we have supp'd, We'll mannerly demand thee of thy story, So far as thou wilt speak it. Guid. Prayz draw near.
800 Arv. The night to the owl, and morn to the lark,
less welcome. Imo. Thanks, sir. Arv. I pray, draw near.
Rome. Enter two Roman Senators, and Tribunes. 1 Sen. This is the tenor of the emperor's writis: That since the common men are now in action 'Gainst the Pannonians and Dalmatians; And that the legions now in Gallia are Full weak to undertake our wars against The fallen-off Britons ; that we do incite The gentry to this business: He creates
Tri. Is Lucius general of the forces ?',
Which I have spoke of, whereunto your levy
The Forest, near the Cave. 'Enter CLOTEN.
AM near to the place where they should meet, if Pisanio have mapp'd it truly.
How fit his garments serve me! Why should his mistress, who was made by him that made the tailor, not be -fit too ? the rather (saving reverence of the word) for, 'tis said, a woman's fitness comes by fits. Therein 1 must play the workinan. I dare 'speak it to myself (for it is not vain-glory, for a man and his glass to confer; in his own chamber, I mean) the lines of my body are as well drawn as his; no less young, more strong, not beneath him in fortunes, beyond him in the advantage of the time, above him in birth, alike conversant in general services, and more remarkable in single oppositions yet this imperseverant thing loves him in my despight. What mor. tality is I Posthumus, thy head, which is now growing upon thy shoulders, shall within this hour be off ;
thy mistress enforced; thy garments cut to pieces be. fore thy face; and all this done, spurn her home to her father, who may, haply, be a little angry for my so rough usage: but my mother, having power of his testiness, shall turn all into my commendations. My horse is ty'd up safe: Out, sword, and to a sore purpose! Fortune, put them into my hand ! This is the very description of their meeting-place ; and the fellow dares not deceive me.
The Cave. Enter BELARIUS, GUIDERIUS, ARVIRA
GUS, and IMOGEN.
Bel. You are not well : remain here in the cave;
[To IMOGEN. Are we not brothers ?
Imo. So man and man should be ;
Guid. Go you to hunting, I'll abide with him.
Imo. So sick I am not; yet I am not well : But not so citizen a wanton, as To seem to die, ere sick : So please you, leave me; Stick to your journal course : the breach of custom Is breach of all. I am ill; but your being by me Cannot amend me : Society is no comfort To one not sociable: I am not very sick, Hiij
Since I can reason of it. Pray you, trust me here :
Guid. I love thec; I have spoke it :
Bel. What? how ? how ?
Arv. If it be sin to say so, sir, I yoke me In my good brother's fault: I know not why, 50 I love this youth ; and I have heard you say, Love's reason's without reason : the bier at door, And a demand who is't shall die, I'd say, My father, not this youth.
Bel. O noble strain! O worthiness of nature ! breed of greatness! Cowards father cowards, and base things sire base : Nature hath meal, and bran ; 'contempt, and grace, I am not their father; yet who this should be, Doth miracle itself, lov'd before me.
60 'Tis the ninth hour o'the morn.
Arv. Brother, farewel.
what lies I have heard !
I'll now taste of thy drug,
Guid. I could not stir him :
Ard. Thus did he answer me: yet said, hereafter I might know more.
Bel. To the field, to the field :-
Arv. We'll not be long away.
Pel. Pray, be not sick,
Imo. Well, or ill,
[Exit IMOGEN. Bel. And shalt be ever. This youth, howe'er distressed; appears, he hath had Good ancestors.
Arv. How angel-like he sings!
Guid. But his neat cookery!
Ary. Nobly he yokes
Guid. I do note,