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CYMBELINE, King of Britain.
CLOTEN, son to the Queen by a former husband.
LEONATUS POSTHUMUS, a gentleman, husband to

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


PHILARIO, friend to Posthumus, } Italians.

, to Philario
A French Gentleman, friend to Philario.
CAIUS LUCIUS, general of the Roman forces.
A Roman Captain. Two British Captains.
PISANIO, servant to Posthumus.
CORNELIUS, a physician.
Two Gentlemen.
Two Gaolers.

QUEEN, wife to Cymbeline.
Imogen, daughter to Cymbeline by a former Queen.
HELEN, woman to Imogen.
Lords, Ladies, Roman Senators, Tribunes, Appari-

tions, a Soothsayer, a Dutch Gentleman, a Spanish Gentleman, Musicians, Officers, Captains, Soldiers,

Messengers, and other Attendants. Scene, sometimes in Britain ; sometimes in Italy.

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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 kinga

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


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That most desir'd the match: But not a courtier,
Although they wear their faces to the bent
Of the king's looks, hath a heart that is not
Glad at the thing they scowl at.
2 Gent.

And why so? 1 Gent. He that hath miss'd the princess, is a

thing Too bad for bad report: and he that hath her, (I mean, that married her, — alack, good man!And therefore banish'd) is a creature such As, to seek through the regions of the earth For one his like, there would be something failing In him that should compare. I do not think, So fair an outward, and such stuff within, Endows a man but he. 2 Gent.

You speak him far. ? 1 Gent. I do extend him, sir, within himself; Crush him together, rather than unfold His measure duly. 3. 2 Gent.

What's his name, and birth ? 1 Gent. I cannot delve him to the root: His

father Was call’d Sicilius, who did join his honour, Against the Romans, with Cassibelan: But had his titles by Tenantius“, whom He serv'd with glory and admir'd success : So gain'd the sur-addition, Leonatus : And had, besides this gentleman in question, Two other sons, who, in the wars o'the time, Died with their swords in hand; for which their fa

ther (Then old and fond of issue) took such sorrow, That he quit being; and his gentle lady, Big of this gentleman, our theme, deceas'd As he was born. The king, he takes the babe

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2 i. e. You praise him extensively.
3 My praise, however extensive, is within his merit.

4 The father of Cymbeline.

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