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Ere you depart; and thanks, to stay and eat it.
Arv. I'll love him as my brother:
Guid. Most welcome!
Imog. [Aside.] 'Mongst friends!
Bel. He wrings at some distress.
Arv. Or I ; whate'er it be,
[Whispering them. Imog. Great men, That had court no bigger than this
cave, That did attend themselves, and had the virtue Which their own conscience seald them, (laying by That nothing gift of differing multitudes,) Could not outpeer these twain. Pardon, me, gods ! I'd change my sex to be companion with them, Since Leonatus, false
Bel. It shall be so:
Guid. 'Pray, draw near.
The Forest, near the Cave.
Cluten. I am near to the place where they should meet, if Pisanio have mapped it truly.—How fit his garments serve me! 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.
The Forest and the Cave.
Enter, from the Cave, Belarius, Guiderius,
Arviragus, and Imogen.
Bel. You are not well: remain here in the cave; We'll come to you
Arv. Brother, stay here:
[To Imogen. Are we not brothers ? Imog. So man and man
should But clay and clay differs in dignity, Whose dust is both alike.--I am very sick.
Guid. Go you to hunting, I'll abide with him.
Imog. So sick I am not;—yet I am not well :
Guid. Brother, farewell.
[belarius, Guiderius, and Arviragus
confer apart. Imog. [Aside.] These are kind creatures. Gods,
what lies, I have heard !
Guid. I could not stir him:
Arv. Thus did he answer me: yet said, hereafter I might know more.
Bel. To th' field, to th' field.-
Arv. We'll not be long away.
Bel. 'Pray, be not sick;
Imog. Well, or ill,
Exit Imogen, into the Cave. Bel. This youth, howe'er distress'd, appears, he
hath had Good ancestors.
Aro. How angel like he looks!
Guid. I do note,
Bel. It is great morning. Come; away.
place? Bel. Who's there? [BELARIUS, GUIDERIUS, and ARVIRAGUS retire.
Cloten. I cannot find those runagates; that villain Hath mock'd me.
[Exit Cloten. Bel. Those runagates ! Means he not us & I partly know him; 'tis Cloten, the son o' the Queen. I fear some ambush.
Guid. He is but one: You and my brother search What companies are near: 'pray you, away; Let me alone with him.
[E.ceunt Belarius and Arviragus.
Cloten. Thou villain, base!
Guid. No, nor thy tailor, rascal,
Who is thy grandfather !' he made those clothes,
Cloten. Thou injurious thief,
Guid. What's your name?
Guid. Cloten, thou double villain, be thy name,
Cloten. To thy further fear,
Guid. l’ın sorry for't; not seeming
Cloten. Art not afeard?
Cloten. Die the death :
Enter Belarius and Arviragus.
Bel. No; time has nothing blurr'd those lines of
favour Which then he wore; the snatches in his voice, And burst of speaking, were as his: I am absolute, "Twas