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The press of boats, or pride: A piece of work
This is true;
Fach. -. . More particulars
So they must,
Iach. .. • The chimney
This is a thing,
The roof o'the chamber
· And Cydnus swell’d above the banks, or for
- The press of boats, or pride:] Iachimo's language is such as a skilful villain would naturally use, a mixture of airy triumph and serious deposition. His gaiety shows his seriousness to be without anxiety, and his seriousness proves his gaiety to be without art.
..? So likely to report themselves:] So near to speech. The Italians call a portrait, when the likeness is remarkable, a speaking picture.
3.Was as another nature, dumb;] The meaning is this : The sculptor was as nature, but as nature dumb; he gave every thing that nature gives, but breath and motion. In breath is included speech.
Depending on their brands.
This is her honour !
Then, if you can,
Pulling out the Bracelet.
Sir, (I thank her,) that:
May be, she pluck'd it off, To send it me.
Iach. . She writes so to you? doth she? Post. O, no, no, no; 'tis true, Here, take this too;
Gives the Ring. It is a basilisk unto mine eye,
nicely Depending on their brands.] Here seems to be a kind of tautology. Brands may be a part of the andirons, on which the wood for the fire was supported, as the upper part, in which was a kind of rack to carry a spit, is more properly termed the andiron. These irons, on which the wood lies across, generally called dogs, are here termed brands. 5 This is her honour!
Let it be granted, you have seen all this, &c.] The expression is ironical. Iachimo relates many particulars, to which Posthumus answers with impatience:
“ This is her honour !" That is, And the attainment of this knowledge is to pass for the corruption of her honour. JOHNSON.
Kills me to look on't :-Let there be no honour, Where there is beauty; truth, where semblance;
love, Where there's another man: The vows of women Of no more bondage be, to where they are made,
Than they are to their virtues; which is nothing:** O, above measure false! : Phi. . .
Have patience, sir,
Iach. By Jupiter, I had it from her arm.
Post. Hark.you, he swears; by Jupiter he swears. 'Tis true;-nay, keep the ring—'tis true: I am sure, She would not lose it: her attendants are All sworn, and honourable:- They induc'd to steal
?. . it! And by a stranger? -No, he hath enjoy'd her: The cognizance of her incontinency Is this, she hath bought the name of whore thus
dearly.· There, take thy hire; and all the fiends of hell Divide themselves between you! . Phi.
Sir, be patient:
Never talk on't;
If you seek
The cognizance-] The badge; the token; the visible proof.
(Worthy the pressing,) lies a mole, right proud
Ay, and it doth confirm ,
Will you hear more ? Post. Spare your arithmetick: never count the
turns; Once, and a million! lach.
I'll be sworn,
• No swearing, If you will swear you have not done't, you lie; And I will kill thee, if thou dost deny Thou hast made me cuckold. lach. ; .'
· I will deny nothing. Post. O, that I had her here, to tear her limb
meal! : I will go there, and do't; i'the court; before Her father: I'll do something . Exit.
Phi. . i i . Quite besides
With all my heart.
Enter Posthumus. Post. Is there no way for men to be, but women Must be half-workers? We are bastards all;
pervert the present wrath--) for avert.
And that most venerable man, which I
Ambe Tongings, slap be nam’d, nd) rather, all: