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Since Leonatus false— - * *
Bel. It shall be so : Boys, we'll go dress our hunt.—Fair youth, come in: Discourse is heavy, fasting; when we have supp'd, We'll mannerly demand thee of thy story, So far as thou wilt speak it.
Guid. Pray, draw near. 8oo
Arv. The night to the owl, and morn to the lark,
less welcome. * Imo. Thanks, sir. Arv. I pray, draw near. [Exeunt.
Rome. Enter two Roman Senators, and Tribunes.
1 Sen. This is the tenor of the emperor's writ; so, That since the common men are now in action . . . "Gainst the Pannonians and Dalmatians ; And that the legions now in Gallia are Full weak to undertake our wars against The fallen-off Britons; that we do incite a . . . . The gentry to this business: He creates . . . . 819 Lucius pro-consul: and to you the tribunes, . For this immediate levy, he commands His absolute commission. , Long live Caesar!
Tri. Is Lucius general of the forces
2 Sen. Ay.
Tri. Remaining now in Gallia
1 Sen. With those legions - -
Hij Which which I have spoke of, whereunto your levy Must be suppliant: The words of your commission
Will tie you to the numbers, and the time 820
I AM near to the place where they should meet, if Pisanio have mapp'd it truly. How fit his garments serve me! Why should his mistress, who was made by him that made the tailor, not be fit too ! the rather (saving reverence of the word) for, 'tis said, a woman's fitness comes by fits. Therein I must play the workinan. I dare speak it to myself (for it is not vain-glory, for a man and his glass to confer; in his own chamber, I mean) the lines of my body are as well drawn as his; no less young, more strong, not beneath him in fortunes, beyond him in the advantage of the time, above him in birth, alike conversant in general services, and more remarkable in single oppositions : yet this imperseverant thing loves him in my despight. What mortality is 1 Posthumus, thy head, which is now growing upon thy shoulders, shall within this hour be off;
thy thy mistress enforced; thy garments cut to pieces before thy face ; and all this done, spurn her home to her father, who may, haply, be a little angry for. my so rough usage; but my mother, having power of his testiness, shall turn: all into my commendations. My horse is ty’d up safe : Out, sword, and to a sore purpose Fortune, put them into my hand 1 This is the very description of their meeting-place; and the fellow dares not deceive me. - [Exit.
The Cave. Enter BE LARius, Guide Rius, Arvi RAGUS, and IMOG EN.
Bel. You are not well: remain here in the cave; We'll come to you after hunting.
Arv. Brother, stay here: [To IMO GEN. Are we not brothers ? 3o
Imo. So man and man should be;
Guid. Go you to hunting, I'll abide with him.
Imo. So sick I am not; yet I am not well ; But not so citizen a wanton, as To seem to die, ere sick : So please you, leave me;. Stick to your journal course : the breach of custom . Is breach of all. I am ill; but your being by me Cannot amend me : Society is no comfort 4o To one not sogiable: I am not very sick,
H i ij Since
Since I can reason of it. Pray you, trust me here :
Arv. Nobly he yokes - " . . . A smiling with a sigh: as if the sigh - - - - * Was that it was, for not being such a smile ; v.
The smile mocking the sigh, that it would fly