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So fair, and fasten'd to an empery,'
Should he make me
What ho, Pisanio!
Imo. Away !—I do condemn mine ears, that have
! Sovereign command.
3 Allowance, pension.
Thee and the devil alike. What ho, Pisanio !
Iach. O happy Leonatus ! I may say ;
You make amends. Iach. He sits 'mongst men, like a descended god : He hath a kind of honour sets him off, More than a mortal seeming. Be not angry, Most mighty princess, that I have adventur'd To try your taking of a false report; which hath Honour'd with confirmation your great judgment In the election of a sir so rare, Which you know, cannot err : The love I bear him Made me to fan* you thus ; but the gods made you,
4 To fan, is to winnow,
Unlike all others, chaffless. Pray, your pardon.
Imo. All's well, sir : Take my power i'the court
Iach. My humble thanks. I had almost forgot To entreat your grace but in a small request, And yet of moment too, for it concerns Your lord ; myself, and other noble friends, Are partners in the business, Imo.
Pray, what is't? Iach. Some dozen Romans of us, and your lord, (The best feather of our wing) have mingled sums, To buy a present for the emperor ; Which I, the factor for the rest, bave done In France : 'Tis plate, of rare device; and jewels, Of rich and exquisite form; their values great ; And I am something curious, being strange, To have them in safe stowage; May it please you "To take them in protection ? Imo.
pawn mine honour for their safety: since
They are in a trunk,
O, no, no.
5 A stranger.
I thank you for your pains ;
O, I must, madam :
I will write.
your trunk to me; it shall safe be kept, And truly yielded you : You are very welcome.
SCENE I. Court before Cymbeline's Palace.
Enter Cloten, and Two Lords. Çlo. Was there ever man had such luck! when I kissed the jack upon an up-cast, to be hit away! I had a hundred pound on't: And then a whoreson jackanapes must take me up for swearing; as if I borrowed mine oaths of him, and might not spend them at my pleasure. i Lord. What got he by that? You have broke his
bowl. 2 Lord. If his wit had been like him that broke it, it would have ran all out.
[Aside, Clo. When a gentleman is disposed to swear, it is not for any standers-by to curtail his oaths : Ha?
2 Lord. No, my lord; nor [Aside.] crop the ears of them. He is describing his fate at bowls, the jack is the small bowi
at which the others are aimed.
Clo. Whoreson dog ! I give him satisfaction ? 'Would, he had been one of my rank !
2 Lord. To have smelt like a fool. [ Aside. Clo. I am not more vexed at any thing in the earth,
on't! I had rather not be so noble as I am ; they dare not fight with me, because of the queen my mother : every jack-slave hath his belly full of fighting, and I must go up and down like a cock that nobody can match.
2 Lord. You are a cock and capon too; and you crow, cock, with your comb on.
[Aside. Clo. Sayest thou ?
i Lord. It is not fit, your lordship should undertake every companion that you give offence to.
Clo. No, I know that: but it is fit, I should commit offence to my inferiors.
2 Lord. Ay, it is fit for your lordship only. Clo. Why, so I say.
1 Lord. Did you hear of a stranger, that's come to court to-night?
Clo. A stranger ! and I know not on't !
2 Lord. He's a strange fellow himself, and knows it not.
[Aside. i Lord. There's an Italian come; and, 'tis thought, one of Leonatus' friends.
Clo. Leonatus ! a banished rascal; and he's another, whatsoever he be. Who told you of this stranger ?
1 Lord. One of your Lordship's pages.
Clo. Is it fit, I went to look upon him? Is there no derogation in't?