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lach. Then, if you can [Pulling out the Bracelet.
Be pale, I beg but leavd to air chis jewel : see! ..
And now 'tis up again; it must be married L)
To that your diamond: 29 I'll keep them. it is

Poft. Jove !3.500 TL
Once more let me behold it: Is it That,

. Which I left with her ?

Iach. Sir, I thank her, That :
She strip'd it from her arm, I see her yet,
Her pretty action did out-fell her gift,
And yet enrich'd it too; she gave it me,
And said, the priz'd it once.

Poft. :May be, the pluck'd it off
To send it me.

T Iach. She writes so to you? doth she?

Poft. O, no, no, no; 'tis true. Here, take this tool;
It is a basilisk unto mino eye,, Sign't yra ne
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're made,
Then they are to their virtues, which is nothing;
O, above measure false !

Phi. Have patience, Sir,
And take your ring again : 'tis not yet won;
It may be probable, the lost it; or,
Who knows, one of her women, being corrupted,
Hath ftoln it from her.

PoftVery true,
And so, I hope, he came by't; back my ring;
Render to me some corporal sign about her!
More evident than this; for this was stole."LE AT
Tacb. By Yupiter, I had it from her arm.

Viva - Polt. Hark you, he swears; by Jupiter he swears.. ?Tis true nay, keep the ring 'tis true; I'm sure, She could not lose it ; her attendants are

ersti tort All 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,

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There, take thy hire, and all the fiends of hell
Divide themselves between you!

Phi. Sir, be patient'ji
This is not strong enough to be believ'd,
Of one persuaded well of.

Poft. Never talk on't;
She hath been colted by him.
lach. If

you

feek
For further satisfying, under her breast,
Worthy the pressing, lyes a mole, right proud:
Of that most delicace lodging. By my life,
I kift it; and it gave me present hunger.
To feed again, though full. You do remember
This stain upon her ?

Poft. Ay, and it doth confirm
Another stain, as big as hell can hold,
Were there no more but it.

lach. W-ill you hear more?

Roft. Spare your arithmetick.
Count. not the Turns : once, and a million!

Iach. I'll be sworn

Poft. No swearing:
If you will swear you have not doneltz.you lie.
And I will kill thee, if thou doft deny:
Thou'st made me cuckold.

lach. l'll deny nothing.

Pof Q, that I had her here, to tear her limb-meal!
I will go there, and do't i'th' Court, before
Her father
I'll do something

[Exit.
Phi. Quite besides
The government of patience! you have won;
Let's follow him, and pervert the present wrath
He hath against himself.
Lach. With all my heart.

[Exeunt.
Re-enter Posthumus.,
Poft. Is there no way for men to be, but women
Must be half-workers? we are bastardsı all;
And that most venerable man, which I:
Did call my father, was I know not where,

When

on't had a

The wo

When I was itaimpt: Some toặner with his tools

" ?? Made me a counterfeit; get my mother feem'à -7 The Dian of that time, so doth my wife 126 The Non-pareil of this 2-Oh vengeance, yengcance ! Me of my lawful pleafure The restrain'd, foli And pray'd me, oft, forbearance ; did it with 4.1 A pudency so rosie, the fwect view

22 Might well have warm’d old Saturn 2 that I

thought her As chaste, as unsunna snow.' Oh, all the Devils! This yellow Iachimo in an hour was't not? Or less : at firft? perchance, he spoke not, but is! Like a full acórnd Boar, a German one;' (22) 5.: CT Cry'd, oh! and mounted; found no opposition But what he look'd for should oppose, and the Should from encounter guard. Could I find out The woman's part in me--for there's no motion That tends to vice in man, but, I affirm,

5. Luft, and rank thoughts, hers, hers; revenges, hers; Ambitions, coverings, change of prides, disdain, Nice longings, slanders, mutability :

Taiwb blonde 11 All faults that may be nam'd, nay, that hell knows, A Why, hers, in part, or all; buc rather all. For eveh

not constant, but are changing still;
One yice, but of a minute old, for one
Not half so old as that. I'll write against them,
Detest them, curse them — yet ’tis greater skill, 1

a true hate, to pray, they have their Willy? UT The very Devils cannot plague them becter.

They are vice

In

72. [Exit.

(22) Like a full-acorn'd Boar, a churning on,] This is Mr. Pope's Reading, without any Authority. À Jermen one, in the first Editions ; (says Hen) since alter'd to a German one. And why not, pray: Is not Wephalia a Part of Germany pl And where are Boars more delicately fed, or more likely to be rank and hot after the Female, than German ones?

v inden ist:

Vol. VI.

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ACT

А, ст T III.

SCENE, Cymbeline's Palace.

Enter, in State, Cymbeline, Queen, Cloten, and Lords at one door ; and at another, Caius

Lucius and attendants.

N

us?

CYM BEL IN E.
OW fay, what would Auguftus Cefar with

Luc. When Julius Cæfar, (whose remem-
Lives in'mens eyes, and will to ears and tongues
Be theme, and hearing ever) was in this Britain,
And conquer'd it, Gasibetan, thine uncle, (23)

(Famous

brance yet

(23)

Calibelan, thine Uncle,

for Him,
And his Succession, granted Rome a Tribute
Yearly three thousand Pounds; which by Thee lately

Is left untender'd.] The Poet must inean, thy great Uncle, or Uncle once removid: For Cymbeline was the Son of Tenantius, who was the Son of Lud: and Lud and Calibelan were Brothers. But, I have hinted in the first Note to this Play, that our Author frequently has made bold with his History. The Passage before us furnishes more than one Instance. It was in the zoth Year of Tenantius's Reign, that Auguftus Cæsar had a Design, for the Second Time, of invading us ; and Ambassadors came to him at Ariminum from Britaine to sollicit a Peace. So that it was Tenantius more probably, who had withheld the Payment of the Tribute granted by Calfibelan. Cymbeline, on the other hand, 'tis faid, was sent over in his Youth to Rome, received his Education there, was caress’d by Augustus, and called the Friend of the Roman People. Besides, that Cymbeline acquiesc'd to this Tribute, (as we have no Vouchers to the contrary in History ; ) may be gather'd from the old Coin with his Head on one fide, and CU NOBELIN inscrib'd round it; and TASCHI A, on the Reverie, i. e. an Impoft, or Tribute. For Tascu in the old I ritish means, to lay any Burthen. So Teska among the Sarmatians

and

(Famous in Cæfar's praises, no whit less
Than in his feats deserving it) for him,
And his succession, granted Rome a Tribute,
Yearly three thousand pounds; which by thee lately
Is left untender'd.

Queen. And, to kill the marvail,
Shall be so ever.

Clot. There be many Cæfars,
Ere such another Julius : Britain is (24)
A world by’t self; and we will nothing pay
For wearing our own noses.

Queen. That opportunity,
Which then they had to take from's, to resume
We have again. Remember, Sir, my liege,
The Kings your ancestors : together with
The nat'ral Brav'ry of your Ide; which stands,

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and old Celts fignified an Imposition or Grievance ; and from the old
Tafcia we derive our Words used at this day, Tax and Task.
But I shall have occasion in the fequel of this Scene to inquire into the
precise Time, when our Poet supposes this War on Britaine : and
from thence we shall easily glean his 'Trespass on Chronology.
(24)

Britaine is
Å World by't felf]
In like manner, almuit

, has Virgil fpoken of our Britaine ;
Et penitùs toto divifos orbe Britannos.

Ed. I. And Lucius Floru's, I observe, where he is mentioning what Conquests are reserv'd for Julius Cæfar, feems purposely to have copied this Description of the above quoted Poet; Êt quamvis toto orbe divisa, qul vinceret, habuit Britannia Lib. 3, cap. 1o. Claudian likewise speaks of us as divided from the Roman World;

Germanaque Tethys
Paruit & nostro diducta Britannia mundo. In Paneg. Theod.
And Horace calls us a People fituated in the Extremity of the Crea-
tion:

Serves iturum Cæfarem in ultimos
Orbis Britannos.

Lib. Í. Ode 35. And Servius, upon the Passage in Virgil, has remark’d, that Britaine was call'd by the Poets alter Orbis terrarum. But our Poet, perhaps, might have none of these Classical Passages in View, but be alluding to what is recorded of Caffbelan in the Chronicles. When Comius of Arras came to him with a Message from Julius Cæsar, in which Homage, and Subjection, and a Tribute, were demanded, Calibelan reply d ;

That the Ambition of the Romans was insatiable, who would not suffer Britaine, a new World, placed by Nature in the Ocean, and beyond the Bounds of their Empire, to lie unmoleftede Сс 2

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