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I further know not.
I slew him there.
Let me end the story:
Marry, the gods forfend!
I would not thy good deeds should from my lips
I have spoke it, and I did it.
Cym. He was a prince.
Gui. A most incivil one: the wrongs he did me Were nothing prince-like; for he did provoke me With language that would make me spurn the sea, If it could so roar to me: I cut off's head; And am right glad he is not standing here To tell this tale of mine.
That headless man
Bind the offender,
Stay, sir king:
And take him from our presence.
This man is better than the man he slew,
As well descended as thyself; and hath
More of thee merited than a band of Clotens
Had ever scar for. [To the Guard] Let his arms
They were not born for bondage.
Why, old soldier,
Wilt thou undo the worth thou art unpaid for,
By tasting of our wrath?
As good as we ?
How of descent
292. incivil, clownish.
305. Had ever scar for, ever deserved by their wounds.
In that he spake too far.
Cym. And thou shalt die for 't..
We will die all three : 310
Gui. And our good his.
Your danger's ours.
Have at it then, by leave.
Thou hadst, great king, a subject who
Was call'd Belarius.
A banish'd traitor.
What of him? he is
He it is that hath
Assumed this age; indeed a banish'd man ;
I know not how a traitor.
First pay me for the nursing of thy sons;
As I have received it.
Nursing of my sons!
Bel. I am too blunt and saucy: here's my knee :
Ere I arise, I will prefer my sons;
Then spare not the old father. Mighty sir,
313. For mine own part. dangerous, dangerous as regards myself.
How! my issue!
319. Assumed this age, become the old man you see.
Bel. So sure
as you your father's. I, old
Am that Belarius whom you sometime banish'd:
Itself, and all my treason; that I suffer'd
Was all the harm I did.
These gentle princes
For such and so they are these twenty years
The more of you 'twas felt, the more it shaped
Thou weep'st, and speak'st.
The service that you three have done is more
Unlike than this thou tell'st. I lost my children :
If these be they, I know not how to wish
A pair of worthier sons.
Be pleased awhile.
Your younger princely son; he, sir, was lapp'd
338. those... as, such... as. 346. shaped unto, fell in with.
354. Unlike, unlikely.
Of his queen mother, which for more probation 1.
I can with ease produce.
Upon his neck a mole, a sanguine star;
It was a mark of wonder.
Who hath upon him still that natural stamp:
No, my lord;
I have got two worlds by 't. O my gentle brothers,
When ye were so indeed.
Arv. Ay, my good lord.
Did you e'er meet?
And at first meeting loved;
O rare instinct !
Continued so, until we thought he died.
Cor. By the queen's dram she swallow'd. Cym. When shall I hear all through? This fierce abridgement
Hath to it circumstantial branches, which
Distinction should be rich in. Where? how lived you?
382. fierce abridgement, hurried summary.
383. circumstantial branches,
which distinction should be rich in, separate narratives which ought to be followed out in all their rich detail.
And when came you to serve our Roman captive?
Why fled you from the court? and whither ?
And your three motives to the battle, with
I know not how much more, should be demanded;
From chance to chance: but nor the time nor
Will serve our long inter'gatories. See,
Posthumus anchors upon Imogen,
And she, like harmless lightning, throws her eye
And smoke the temple with our sacrifices.
Imo. You are my father too, and did relieve
To see this gracious season.
Save these in bonds: let them be joyful too,
For they shall taste our comfort.
I will yet do you service.
My good master,
Happy be you!
Cym. The forlorn soldier, that so nobly fought, He would have well becomed this place, and
392. inter gatories, Tyrwhitt s conjecture for Ff interrogatories. 396. the counterchange, the look returning hers.