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Enter CYMBELINE and Queen. 2 Lord. Here comes the king.
Clo. I am glad, I was up so late; for that's the reason I was up so early: He cannot choose but take this service I have done, fatherly.-Good mor. row to your majesty, and to my gracious mother. Cym. Attend you here the door of our stern
daughter? Will she not forth?
Clo. I have assailed her with musick, but she vouchsafes no notice.
Cym. The exile of her minion is too new;
You are most bound to the king;
Senseless? not so.
Enter a Messenger.
A worthy fellow,
8 To orderly solicits;] i. e. regular courtship, courtship after the established fashion.
But that's no fault of his: We must receive him
mistress, Attend the queen, and us; we shall have need To employ you towards this Roman.—Come, our
[Exeunt Cym. Queen, Lords, and Mess. Clo. If she be up, I'll speak with her; if not, Let her lie still, and dream.-By your leave ho!
[Knocks. I know her women are about her; What If I do line one of their hands? 'Tis gold Which buys admittance; oft it doth; yea, and makes Diana's rangers false themselves,' yield up Their deer to the stand of the stealer; and 'tis gold Which makes the true man kill'd, and saves the
thief; Nay, sometime, hangs both thief and true man:
Enter a Lady.
9 And towards himself his goodness forespent on us
We must extend our notice.] That is, we must extend towards himself our notice of his goodness heretofore shown to us. Our author has many similar ellipses.
' false themselves,] Perhaps, in this instance false is not an adjective, but a verb.
Clo. Yes, and a gentlewoman's son.
Cio. Your lady's person: Is she ready?
report. Lady. How! my good name? or to report of you What I shall think is good?—The princess
Still, I swear, I love you.
This is no answer.
Clo. To leave you in your madness, 'twere my sin: I will not.
Imo. Fools are not mad folks.
Do you call me fool? Imo. As I am mad, I do:
If you'll be patient, I'll no more be mad;
You sin against
Profane fellow! Wert thou the son of Jupiter, and no more, But what thou art, besides, thou wert too base
?— so verbal :] is, so verbose, so full of talk.
3 The contract, &c.] Here Shakspeare has not preserved, with his common nicety, the uniformity of character. The speech of Cloten is rough and harsh, but certainly not the talk of one
" Who can't take two from twenty, for his heart,
“ And leave eighteen— His argument is just and well enforced, and its prevalence is allowed throughout all civil nations: as for rudeness, he seems not to be much undermatched. Johnson.
- in self-figur'd knot;] A self-figured knot is a knot formed by yourself.
Ś A hilding for a livery,) A low fellow, only fit to wear a livery, and serve as a lacquey.
To be his groom: thou wert dignified enough,
The south-fog rot him!
come To be but nam'd of thee. His meanest garment, That ever hath but clipp'd his body, is dearer, In my respect, than all the hairs above thee, Were they all made such men.-How now, Pisanio?
Enter PisaniO. Clo. His garment? Now, the devil· Imo. To Dorothy my woman hie thee presently:
Clo. His garment?
I am sprighted with a fool;?
That I kiss aught but he. : Pis.
'Twill not be lost. · Imo. I hope so: go, and search. [Exit Pis. Clo.
You have abus'd me:His meanest garment?
- if 'twere made
Comparative for your virtues,] If it were considered as a compensation adequate to your virtues, to be styled, &c.
? I am sprighted with a fool;] i. e. I am haunted by a fool, as by a spright.