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Luc. When Julius Cæsar, whose remembrance
And, to kill the marvel,
There be many Cæsars,
conquest Cæsar made here; but made not here his brag Of Came' and 'saw' and 'overcame :' with
shame The first that ever touch'd him-he was carried From off our coast, twice beaten; and his
shippingPoor ignorant baubles !-on our terrible seas,
18. bravery, state of defiance. 27. ignorant baubles, toys,
20. rocks, Seward's conjecture such as only those ignorant of our for Ff oakes.
'terrible seas'could launch there, 30. at point, on the point of. arrangement was proposed by 31. giglot, strumpet.
Like egg-shells moved upon their surges, crack'd
Clo. Come, there's no more tribute to be paid : our kingdom is stronger than it was at . that time; and, as I said, there is no moe such Cæsars : other of them may have crook'd noses, but to owe such straight arms, none.
Cym. Son, let your mother end.
Clo. We have yet many among us can gripe 40 as hard as Cassibelan: I do not say I am one; but I have a hand. Why tribute? why should we pay tribute ?
If Cæsar can hide the sun from us with a blanket, or put the moon in his pocket, we will pay him tribute for light; else, sir, no more tribute, pray you now.
Cym. You must know,
Clo. and Lords. We do.
Say, then, to Cæsar,
Dyce and adopted by the Globe 54. This line reads in Ff and Camb. edd. Ourselv
We do. Say. 56. whose use, the practice of then, to Cæsar.
Hath too much mangled; whose repair and
franchise Shall, by the power we hold, be our good deed, Though Rome be therefore angry: Mulmutius
made our laws,
I am sorry, Cymbeline,
Thou art welcome, Caius.
Let proof speak. Clo. His majesty bids you welcome. Make pastime with us a day or two, or longer : if you seek us afterwards in other terms, you shall find 80 us in our salt-water girdle: if you beat us out of it, it is yours; if you fall in the adventure, our crows shall fare the better for you; and there's an end.
57. franchise, unrestricted rance,' to the death. exercise.
73. perfect, well aware. 73. at utterance, à out- 77. proof, experience.
Luc. So, sir.
Another room in the palace.
Enter PISANIO, with a letter.
What false Italian,
letter That I have sent her, by her own command
2. What monster's her ac- stance with the letter quoted in cuser ?
For Ff What monsters full in iii. 4. 21 f. her accuse ?
be supposed to summarise the 17. as this fact comes to, as essential purport.
Ff print the the crime enjoined upon me words in vv. 18, 19 in italics, implies.
but the stage-direction 'Reading' 17-19. 'Do't... opportunity.' was added by Rowe, and is best These words agree only in sub- omitted.
Shall give thee opportunity. O damn'd
O damn'd paper !
Imo. How now, Pisanio !
[Reads] 'Justice, and your father's wrath, 40 should he take me in his dominion, could not be so cruel to me, as you, O the dearest of creatures, would even renew me with your eyes. Take notice that I am in Cambria, at Milford
21. feodary, ally.
validity of the bond. The ‘for23. I amignorant, I must feign feiter' of a bond does not thereignorance.
fore 'bless' the bees who fur37. in dangerous bonds, who nished its seal, as the lover does have entered into bonds entailing those whose wax 'clasps' his a penalty if broken or .forfeited.' lady's billets. The seal was essential to the
42. as, but that. VOL. IV