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enemy, she is not worth our debate: if she remain unseduced, (you not making it appear otherwise,) for your ill opinion, and the assault you have made to her chastity, you shall answer me with your sword.
Iach. Your hand ; a covenant: We will have these things set down by lawful counsel, and straight away for Britain ; lest the bargain should catch cold, and starve: I will fetch my gold, and have our two wagers recorded.
Post. Agreed. [Exeunt Posthumus and IACHIMO. French. Will this hold, think you ?
Phi. Signior Iachimo will not from it. Pray, let us follow 'em.
A Room in Cymbeline's Palace.
Enter Queen, Ladies, and CORNELIUS. Queen. Whiles yet the dew's on ground, gather those
flowers; Make haste: Who has the note of them ? 1 Lady.
I, madam. Queen. Despatch.
[Exeunt Ladies. Now, master doctor ; have you brought those drugs? Cor. Pleaseth your highness, ay: here they are, madam:
[Presenting a small Box. But I beseech your grace, (without offence ; My conscience bids me ask ;) wherefore you have Commanded of me these most poisonous compounds, Which are the movers of a languishing death ; But, though slow, deadly ? Queen.
I do wonder t, doctor, Thou ask'st me such a question : Have I not been Thy pupil long ? Hast thou not learn'd me how
+ “I wonder,"-Malone.
To make perfumes ? distil ? preserve ? yea, so,
0, content thee.
Enter PISANIO. Here comes a flattering rascal; upon him [Aside. Will I first work: he's for his master, And enemy to my son.—How now, Pisanio ?— Doctor, your service for this time is ended ; Take your own way. Cor.
I do suspect you, madam ; But you shall do no harm.
Hark thee, a word.
[To PISANIO. Cor. [aside.] I do not like her. She doth think, she
has Strange lingering poisons: I do know her spirit, And will not trust one of her malice with A drug of such damn'd nature: Those, she has, Will stupify and dull the sense awhile: Which first, perchance, she'll prove on cats, and dogs ; Then afterward up higher ; but there is No danger in what show of death it makes,
o Other conclusions ?] Other experiments.
More than the locking up the spirits a time,
No further service, doctor,
I humbly take my leave. [E.cit. Queen. Weeps she still, say'st thou? Dost thou
think, in time
[The Queen drops a Box : Pisanio takes it up.
6 — quench ;] i. e. grow cool.
9 Think what a chance thou changest on ;] i. e. think with what a fair prospect of mending your fortunes you now change your present service.
Thou hast thy mistress still; to boot, my son,
Re-enter Pisanio, and Ladies. To taste of too.—So, so ;-well done, well done: The violets, cowslips, and the primroses, Bear to my closet :-Fare thee well, Pisanio; Think on my words. [Exeunt Queen and Ladies. Pis.
And shall do: But when to my good lord I prove untrue, I'll choke myself: there's all I'll do for you. [Exit.
Another Room in the same.
Imo. A father cruel, and a step-dame false; A foolish suitor to a wedded lady, That hath her husband banish'd ;–0, that husband ! My supreme crown of grief! and those repeated Vexations of it! Had I been thief-stolen,
i Of liegers for her sweet ;] A lieger ambassador is one that resides in a foreign court to promote his master's interest.
As my two brothers, happy! but most miserable
Enter PISANIO and IACHIMO.
Pis. Madam, a noble gentleman of Rome;
Change you, madam ?
Thanks, good sir: You are kindly welcome. Iach. All of her, that is out of door, most rich!
[Aside. If she be furnish'd with a mind so rare, She is alone the Arabian bird ; and I Have lost the wager. Boldness be my friend ! Arm me, audacity, from head to foot! Or, like the Parthian, I shall flying fight; Rather, directly fly.
Imo. [reads.] He is one of the noblest note, to whose kindnesses I am most infinitely tied. Reflect upon him accordingly, as you value your truest t.
So far I read aloud :
Thanks, fairest lady.-
+ " your trust."-Malone.