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PERSONS OF THE DRAMA.
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.
sons to Cymbeline, disguised un
der the names of Polydore and Cadwal, supposed sons to Bela
PHILARIO, friend to Posthumus,
A French Gentleman, friend to Philario.
CORNELIUS, a physician.
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 At
Scene,-sometimes in Britain; sometimes in Italy.
SCENE I.-Britain. The garden behind
Enter two Gentlemen.
1 Gent. You do not meet a man, but frowns: our bloods
No more obey the heavens, than our courtiers;
2 Gent. But what's the matter?
1 Gent. His daughter, and the heir of his king dom, whom
He purpos'd to his wife's sole son, (a widow,
Is outward sorrow; though, I think, the king
2 Gent. None but the king?
1 Gent. He, that hath lost her, too: so is the queen,
That most desir'd the match: But not a courtier,
2 Gent. And why so?
1 Gent. He, that hath miss'd the princess, is a thing
Too bad for bad report: and he, that hath her,
2 Gent. You speak him far.
1 Gent. I do extend him, sir, within himself; Crush him together, rather than unfold His measure duly.
2 Gent. What's his name, and birth?
1 Gent. I cannot delve him to the root: His fa-
Was call'd Sicilius, who did join his honour
Died with their swords in hand; for which their fa
(Then old and fond of issue,) took such sorrow,