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YOu do not meet a man but Frownes. / Our bloodsYou do not meet a man but frowns: our bloodsCym I.i.1
no more obey the Heauens / Then our Courtiers:No more obey the heavens than our courtiersCym I.i.2
Still seeme, as do's the Kings.Still seem as does the king's.Cym I.i.3.1
His daughter, and the heire of's kingdome (whomHis daughter, and the heir of's kingdom – whomCym I.i.4
He purpos'd to his wiues sole Sonne, a WiddowHe purposed to his wife's sole son, a widowCym I.i.5
That late he married) hath referr'd her selfeThat late he married – hath referred herselfCym I.i.6
Vnto a poore, but worthy Gentleman. She's wedded,Unto a poor but worthy gentleman. She's wedded,Cym I.i.7
Her Husband banish'd; she imprison'd, allHer husband banished; she imprisoned, allCym I.i.8
Is outward sorrow, though I thinke the KingIs outward sorrow, though I think the kingCym I.i.9
Be touch'd at very heart.Be touched at very heart.Cym I.i.10.1
He that hath lost her too: so is the Queene,He that hath lost her too: so is the queen,Cym I.i.11
That most desir'd the Match. But not a Courtier,That most desired the match. But not a courtier,Cym I.i.12
Although they weare their faces to the bentAlthough they wear their faces to the bentCym I.i.13
Of the Kings lookes, hath a heart that is notOf the king's looks, hath a heart that is notCym I.i.14
Glad at the thing they scowle at.Glad at the thing they scowl at.Cym I.i.15.1
He that hath miss'd the Princesse, is a thingHe that hath missed the princess is a thingCym I.i.16
Too bad, for bad report: and he that hath her,Too bad for bad report: and he that hath her – Cym I.i.17
(I meane, that married her, alacke good man,I mean, that married her, alack good man,Cym I.i.18
And therefore banish'd) is a Creature, such,And therefore banished – is a creature suchCym I.i.19
As to seeke through the Regions of the EarthAs, to seek through the regions of the earthCym I.i.20
For one, his like; there would be something failingFor one his like; there would be something failingCym I.i.21
In him, that should compare. I do not thinke,In him that should compare. I do not thinkCym I.i.22
So faire an Outward, and such stuffe WithinSo fair an outward, and such stuff withinCym I.i.23
Endowes a man, but hee.Endows a man, but he.Cym I.i.24.1
I do extend him (Sir) within himselfe,I do extend him, sir, within himself,Cym I.i.25
Crush him together, rather then vnfoldCrush him together, rather than unfoldCym I.i.26
His measure duly.His measure duly.Cym I.i.27.1
I cannot delue him to the roote: His FatherI cannot delve him to the root: his fatherCym I.i.28
Was call'd Sicillius, who did ioyne his HonorWas called Sicilius, who did join his honourCym I.i.29
Against the Romanes, with Cassibulan,Against the Romans with Cassibelan,Cym I.i.30
But had his Titles by Tenantius, whomBut had his titles by Tenantius, whomCym I.i.31
He seru'd with Glory, and admir'd Successe:He served with glory and admired success:Cym I.i.32
So gain'd the Sur-addition, Leonatus.So gained the sur-addition Leonatus:Cym I.i.33
And had (besides this Gentleman in question)And had – besides this gentleman in question – Cym I.i.34
Two other Sonnes, who in the Warres o'th'timeTwo other sons, who in the wars o'th' timeCym I.i.35
Dy'de with their Swords in hand. For which, their FatherDied with their swords in hand. For which their father,Cym I.i.36
Then old, and fond of yssue, tooke such sorrowThen old, and fond of issue, took such sorrowCym I.i.37
That he quit Being; and his gentle LadyThat he quit being; and his gentle lady,Cym I.i.38
Bigge of this Gentleman (our Theame) deceastBig of this gentleman – our theme – deceasedCym I.i.39
As he was borne. The King he takes the BabeAs he was born. The king he takes the babeCym I.i.40
To his protection, cals him Posthumus Leonatus,To his protection, calls him Posthumus Leonatus,Cym I.i.41
Breedes him, and makes him of his Bed-chamber,Breeds him, and makes him of his bed-chamber,Cym I.i.42
Puts to him all the Learnings that his timePuts to him all the learnings that his timeCym I.i.43
Could make him the receiuer of, which he tookeCould make him the receiver of, which he took,Cym I.i.44
As we do ayre, fast as 'twas ministred,As we do air, fast as 'twas ministered,Cym I.i.45
And in's Spring, became a Haruest: Liu'd in CourtAnd in's spring became a harvest; lived in court – Cym I.i.46
(Which rare it is to do) most prais'd, most lou'd,Which rare it is to do – most praised, most loved;Cym I.i.47
A sample to the yongest: to th'more Mature,A sample to the youngest, to th' more matureCym I.i.48
A glasse that feated them: and to the grauer,A glass that feated them, and to the graverCym I.i.49
A Childe that guided Dotards. To his Mistris,A child that guided dotards. To his mistress – Cym I.i.50
(For whom he now is banish'd) her owne priceFor whom he now is banished – her own priceCym I.i.51
Proclaimes how she esteem'd him; and his VertueProclaims how she esteemed him; and his virtueCym I.i.52
By her electiõ may be truly read,By her election may be truly readCym I.i.53
what kind of man he is.What kind of man he is.Cym I.i.54.1
His onely childe:His only child.Cym I.i.56.2
He had two Sonnes (if this be worth your hearing,He had two sons – if this be worth your hearing,Cym I.i.57
Marke it) the eldest of them, at three yeares oldMark it – the eldest of them at three years old,Cym I.i.58
I'th'swathing cloathes, the other from their NurseryI'th' swathing-clothes the other, from their nurseryCym I.i.59
Were stolne, and to this houre, no ghesse in knowledgeWere stolen; and to this hour no guess in knowledgeCym I.i.60
Which way they went.Which way they went.Cym I.i.61.1
Some twenty yeares.Some twenty years.Cym I.i.62
Howsoere, 'tis strange,Howsoe'er 'tis strange,Cym I.i.65.2
Or that the negligence may well be laugh'd at:Or that the negligence may well be laughed at,Cym I.i.66
Yet is it true Sir.Yet is it true, sir.Cym I.i.67.1
We must forbeare. Heere comes the Gentleman,We must forbear. Here comes the gentleman,Cym I.i.68
The Queene, and Princesse.The queen, and princess.Cym I.i.69
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