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He serv'd with glory and admir'd success :
sion of Britain, he agreed to pay an annual tribute to Rome. After his death, Tenantius, Lud's younger son (his elder brother Androgeus having fled to Rome) was established on the throne, of which they had been unjustly deprived by their uncle. Ace cording to some authorities, Tenantius quietly paid the tribute stipulated by Cassibelạn; according to others, he refused to pay it, and warred with the Romans. Shakspeare supposes the latter to be the truth.
Liv'd in court, (Which rare it is to do,) most prais’d, most lovod :) This encomium is high and artful. To be at once in any great degree loved and praised, is truly rare. Johnson.
5 A glass that feated them ;] A glass that formed them; a model by the contemplation and inspection of which they formed their
Feat Minsheu interprets, fine, neat, brave. to his mistress,] Means as to his mistress.
What kind of man he is. 2 Gent.
I honour hinn Even out of your report. But, 'pray you, tell me, Is she sole child to the king? i Gent.
His only child. He had two sons, (if this be worth your hearing, Mark it,) the eldest of them at three years old, l' the swathing clothes the other, from their nursery Where stolen ; and to this hour, no guess in know
ledge Which way they went. 2 Gent.
How long is this ago ? i Gent. Some twenty years, 2 Gent. That a king's children should be so con
yey'd ! So slackly guarded! And the search so slow, That could not trace them ! i Gent.
Howsoe'er 'tis strange,
I do well believe you.
queen, and princess
Enter the Queen, POSTHUMUS, and IMOGEN.
I will be known your advocate: marry, yet
Please your highness,
You know the peril :
(Exit Queen. Imo.
angry eyes ; not comforted to live,
My queen ! my mistress !
Be brief, I pray you:
* Always reserv'd my holy duty,)] I say I do not fear my father, so far as I may say it without breach of duty.
If the king come, I shall incur I know not
Should we be taking leave
Imo. Nay, stay a little :
How ! how! another?
[Putting on the Ring.
[Putting a Bracelet on her Arm. Imo.
0, the gods! When shall we see again?
8 And sear up -] i. e. close
up: 9 While sense can keep it on!] i. e. while sense can maintain its operations; while sense continues to have its usual power. To keep on significs to continue in a state of action.
a manacle -] A manacle properly means what we now call a hand-cuff
I am gone.
Enter CYMBELINE and Lords. Post.
Alack, the king!
The gods protect you! And bless the good remainders of the court!
O disloyal thing,
I beseech you, sir,
Past grace? obedience?
Imo. O bless'd, that I might not! I chose an eagle, And did avoid a puttock.8
Cym. Thou took’st a beggar; would'st have made
A seat for baseness.
No; I rather added
a touch more rare Subdues all pangs, all fears.] i. e, a more exquisite feeling; a superior sensation.
3a puttock.) A puttock is a mean degenerate species of hawk, too worthless to deserve training.