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In Ten wolumes ;
NOTHING IS ADDED TO THE ORIGINAL TEXT ;
BUT THOSE WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS
ARE OMITTED WHICH CANNOT WITH PROPRIETY
BE READ ALOUD IN A FAMILY.
THOMAS BOWDLER, Esq. F.R.S. & S.A.
PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,
CYMBELINE, King of Britain.
Imogen. BELARIUS, a banished lord, disguised under the name of MORGAN.
sons to Cymbeline, disguised under GUIDERIUS,
the names of POLYDORE and ARVIRAGUS,
CADWAL, supposed sons to Be
larius. PHILARIO, friend to Posthumus,
QUEEN, wife to Cymbeline.
tions, a Soothsayer, a Dutch Gentleman, a Spanish Gentleman, Musicians, Officers, Captains, Soldiers, Messengers, and other Attendants.
Scene, sometimes in Britain ; sometimes in Italy.
ACT THE FIRST,
Britain. The Garden behind Cymbeline's Palace.
Enter Two Gentlemen.
1 Gent. You do not meet a man but frowns :
our bloods' No more obey the heavens, than our courtiers; Still seem, as does the king's. 2 Gent.
But what's the matter? 1 Gent. His daughter, and the heir of his king
dom, whom He purpos'd to his wife's sole son, (a widow, That late he married,) hath referr'd herself Unto a poor but worthy gentleman: She's wedded; Her husband banish’d; she imprison'd: all Is outward sorrow; though I think, the king Be touch'd at very heart. 2 Gent.
None but the king ? 1 Gent. He, that hath lost her, too: so is the
1 Inclination, natural disposition.