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Clo. The villain would not stand me.
2 Lord. No; but he fled forward still, toward your face.
[Aside. i 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. i Lord. Sir, as I told you always, her beauty and her brain go not together: She's a good sign, but I have seen small reflection of her wit.
2 Lord. She shines not upon fools, lest the reflection 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? 1 Lord. I'll attend your lordship. Clo. Nay, come, let's go together. 2 Lord. Well, my lord.
[Exeunt. SCENE IV-A Room in CYMBELINE's Palace.
Enter IMOGEN and PISANIO. Imo. I would thou grew'st unto the shores o'the haven, And question’dst every sail : If he should write, And I not have it, 'twere a paper
Pis. 'Twas, His queen, his queen!
Imo. Senseless linen! happier therein than I!-
Pis. No, madam; for so long
Imo. Thou should'st have made him
Pis. Madam, so I did.
Have turn’d mine eye, and wept.-But, good Pisanio, When shall we hear from him?
Pis. Be assur'd, madam, With his next vantage.
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 orisons, 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.
Enter a Lady. Lady. The queen, madam, Desires your highness' company. Imo. Those things I bid you do, get them des
patch’d.-I will attend the queen. Pis. Madam, I shall.
[Ereunt. SCENEV.- Rome. An Apartment in PhilaRIO's House.
Enter PHILARIO, Iachimo, a Frenchman, a Dutchman,
and a Spaniard. Iach. Believe it, sir: I have seen him in Britain: he was then of a crescent note; expected to prove so worthy, as since he hath been allowed the name of : but I could then have looked on him without the help of admiration; though the catalogue of his endowments had been tabled by his side, and I to peruse him by items.
Phi. You speak of him when he was less furnished, than now he is, with that which makes him both without and within.
French. I have seen him in France : we had very many there, could behold the sun with as firm eyes as he.
Iach. 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:
Iach. Ay, and the approbation of those, that weep this lamentable divorce, under her colours, are wonderfully to extend him; be it but to fortify her judgment, which else an easy battery might lay flat, for taking a beggar without more quality. But how comes it, he is to sojourn with you? How creeps acquaintance ?
Phi. His father and I were soldiers together: to whom I have been often bound for no less than my life :
Enter PostHUMUS. Here comes the Briton: Let him be so entertained amongst you, as suits, with gentlemen of your knowing, to a stranger 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 hereafter, rather than story him in his own hearing.
French. Sir, we have known together in Orleans.
Post. Since when I have been debtor to you for courtesies, which I will be ever to pay, and yet pay still.
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 so mortal a purpose, as then each bore, upon importance of so slight and trivial a nature.
Post. By your pardon, sir: I was then a young traveller; rather shunned 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 slight.
French. 'Faith, yes, to be put to the arbitrement of swords; and by such two, that would, by all likelihood, have confounded one the other, or have fallen both.
Iach. Can we, with manners, ask what was the difference?
French. Safely, I think: 'twas a contention in public, which may, without contradiction, suffer the report. It was much like an argument that fell out last night,