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For this immediate levy, he commands
Tri. Is Lucius general of the forces ?
Ау. Tri. Remaining now in Gallia ? 1 Sen.
With those legions : Which I have spoke of, whereunto your levy Must be supplyant: The words of your commission Will tie you to the numbers and the time Of their despatch. Tri. We will discharge our duty.
ACT THE FOURTH.
Wales. The Forest, near the Cave.
Enter CLOTEN. Clo. I am near to the place where they should meet, if Pisanio have mapped 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 I must play the workman. 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
4 1. e. Because.
fortunes, beyond him in the advantage of the time, above him in birth, alike conversant in general services, and more remarkable in single oppositions s : yet this imperseverant thing loves him in my despite. What mortality is! Posthumus, thy head, which now is growing upon thy shoulders, shall within this hour be off; thy mistress enforced; thy garments cut to pieces before 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 tied 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.
Before the Cave.
Enter, from the Cave, BELARIUS, GUIDERIUS,
ARVIRAGUS, and IMOGEN. Bel. You are not well: [T. IMOGEŇ.] remain
here in the cave; We'll come to you after hunting. Aru.
Brother, stay here :
[T. IMOGEN. Are we not brothers ? Imo.
So man and man should be ; But clay and clay differs in dignity, Whose dust is both alike.— I am very sick.
Gui. 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
s In single combat.
To seem to die, ere sick : So please you leave me ;
I love thee ; I have spoke it:
What? how ? how ? Aru. If it be sin to say so, sir, I yoke me In my good brother's fault: I know not why 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! [Aside. 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. 'Tis the ninth hour o'the morn. Aru.
Brother, farewell. Imo. I wish ye sport. Aru.
You health.-So please you, sir. Imo. [Aside.] These are kind creatures. Gods,
what lies I have heard ! Our courtiers
but at court :
I could not stir him :
6 Keep your daily course. VOL. IX.
He said, he was gentle, but unfortunate ;
Aro. Thus did he answer me: yet said, hereafter
To the field, to the field :-
Aru. We'll not be long away.
Pray, be not sick,
Well, or ill,
And so shalt be ever.
[Exit IMOGEN. This youth, howe'er distress'd, appears, he hath had Good ancestors. Aru.
How angel-like he sings !
Nobly he yokes
Enter CLOTEN. Clo. I cannot find those runagates; that villain Hath mock'd me:
- I am faint.
I do note,
9 Spurs are the roots of trees.
Those runagates! Means he not us? I partly know him ; 'tis Cloten, the son o'the queen. I fear some ambush. I saw him not these many years,
yet I know 'tis he: -We are held as outlaws : Hence.
Gui. He is but one: You and my brother search What companies are near : pray you, away ; Let me alone with him.
[Exeunt BELARIUS and ARVIRAGUS. Clo.
Soft! What are you
Thou art a robber,
Thou villain base,
No, nor thy tailor, rascal,
Thou precious varlet, My tailor made them not. Gui.
Hence then, and thank
Thou injurious thief,
What's thy name?