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With wild wood-leaves and weeds I have strew'd his
And on it said a century of prayers,
Such as I can, twice o'er, I'll weep, and sigh;
Luc. Ay, good youth;
And rather father thee, than master thee.-
The boy hath taught us manly duties: Let us
SCENE III.-A Room in CYMBELINE'S Palace.
Enter CYMBELINE, Lords, and PISANIO. Cym. Again; and bring me word, how 'tis with her. A fever with the absence of her son;
A madness, of which her life's in danger :-Heavens,
When fearful wars point at me; her son gone,
Dost seem so ignorant, we'll enforce it from thee
Pis. Sir, my life is yours,
I humbly set it at your will: But, for my mistress,
I nothing know where she remains, why gone,
1 Lord. Good, my liege,
The day that she was missing, he was here:
I dare be bound he's true, and shall perform
All parts of his subjection loyally.
There wants no diligence in seeking him,
Cym. The time's troublesome:
We'll slip you for a season; but our jealousy
Does yet depend.
1 Lord. So please your majesty,
Cym. Now for the counsel of my son, and queen!I am amaz'd with matter.
1 Lord. Good my liege,
Your preparation can affront no less
Than what you hear of: come more, for more you're
The want is, but to put those powers in motion,
Cym. I thank you: Let's withdraw;
And meet the time, as it seeks us. We fear not
What can from Italy annoy us; but
Pis. I heard no letter from my master, since I wrote him, Imogen was slain: "Tis strange : Nor hear I from my mistress, who did promise To yield me often tidings; neither know I What is betid to Cloten; but remain Perplex'd in all. The heavens still must work : Wherein I am false, I am honest; not true, to be true. These present wars shall find I love my country, Even to the note o'the king, or I'll fall in them. All other doubts, by time let them be cleared: Fortune brings in some boats, that are not steer'd.
SCENE IV.-Before the Cave.
Enter BELARIUS, GUIDERIUS, and ARVIRAGUS. Gui. The noise is round about us.
Bel. Let us from it.
Aro. What pleasure, sir, find we in life, to lock it From action and adventure?
Gui. Nay, what hope
Have we in hiding us? this way, the Romans
During their use, and slay us after.
We'll higher to the mountains; there secure us.
Among the bands) may drive us to a render
That which we've done, whose answer would be death Drawn on with torture.
Gui. This is, sir, a doubt,
In such a time, nothing becoming you,
Nor satisfying us.
Arc. It is not likely,
That when they hear the Roman horses neigh,
That they will waste their time upon our note,
Bel. O, I am known
Of many in the army: many years,
Though Cloten then but young, you see, not wore him
Gui. Than be so,
Better to cease to be. Pray, sir, to the army:
Arv. By this sun that shines,
I'll thither: What thing is it, that I never
Did see man die? scarce ever look'd on blood,
Never bestrid a horse, save one, that had
To look upon the holy sun, to have
Gui. By heavens, I'll go :
you will bless me, sir, and give me leave,
Arv. So say I; Amen.
Bel. No reason I, since on your lives
So slight a valuation, should reserve
That is my bed too, lads, and there I'll lie:
Lead, lead.-The time seems long; their blood thinks [Aside.
Till it fly out, and show them princes born. [Exeunt.