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Iach. Would I had put my estate and my neighbour's, on th' approbation of what I have spoke.
Pot. What lady would you chuse to affail?
Iacb. Yours; who in constancy you think stands so fafe. I will lay you ten thousand ducats to your ring, that commend me to the Court where your Lady is, with no more advantage than the opportunity of a second conference, I will bring from thence that honour of hers, which you imagine so reserv'd.
Poft. I will wage against your gold, gold to it: my ring í hold dear as my finger, 'tis part of it.
Tach. You are afraid,' and therein the wiser ; if you buy ladies Aesh at a million a dram, you cannot preserve it from cainting. But I see you have some religion in you, that you fear, .
Pot. This is but a custom in your tongue ; you bear a graver purpose, I hope.
Iach. I am the master of my speeches, and would undergo what's spoken, I swear. Poft. Will you? I shall but lend my diamond 'till
your return; let there be covenants drawn between us. My mistress exceeds in goodness the hugeness of your unworthy thoughts. I dare you to this match'; here's my ring.
Pbil. I will have it no lay.
lach. By the Gods, it is one. If I bring you sufficient'testimony that I have enjoy'd the dearest bodily part
of your mistress, my ten thousand ducats are ? / mine so is your diamond too: if I come off, and leave her in such honour as you have trust in; she your jewel, this your jewel, and my gold are yours; provided I have your commendation, for my more free entertainment.
Post. I embrace these conditions ; let us have articles betwixt us; only thus far you shall aoswer ; if you make your voyage upon her, and give me directly to under
stand 9 a Friend, . . . old edit. Theob. emend. i you not sufficient . . . old edit. Warb. emend. 2 yours . . . old edit, Warb. emend.
stand you have prevailid, I am no further your enemy, The is not worth our debate. If she remain unseduc'd, you not making it appear otherwise ; for your ill opinion, and th' assault you have made to her chastity, you shall answer me with your sword.
lach. Your hand, a covenant, we will have these things set down by lawful counsel, and straight away for Britain, left the bargain should catch cold, and starve. I will fetch my gold, and have our two wagers recorded.
Poft. Agreed. [Exeunt Pofthumus and lachimo.
Pbil. Signior lachimo will not from it.
S CE N E VII.
Cymbeline's Palace in Britain.
Lady. I, Madam.
[Exeunt Ladies, Now, master doctor, have you brought those drugs ?
Cor. Pleaseth your Highness, ay; here they are, Madam;
Queen. I do wonder, doctor,
For my confections? having thus far proceeded,
Cor. Your Highness
Queen. O, content thee.
Queen. No further service,
[Exit. Queen. Weeps she still, fay'st thou? dost thou think
[Pifanio looking on the viai.
Not 4 send for thee.
5 I humbly take 6 Chance ... oldedit. Theob. emend.
Not to be shak'd; the agent for his master,
Enter Pisanio, and Ladies. So, so; well done, well done ; The violets, cowslips, and the prim-roses, Bear to my closet; fare thee well, Pisanio, Think on my words. [Exeunt Queen and Ladies.
Pif. 7/I shall do fo: But when to my good Lord I prove untrue, I'll choak my self; there's all I'll do for you. (Exit.
S C Ε Ν Ε VIII.
Enter Imogen alone.
Enter Pifanio, and Iachimo.
Iack. 7 And ihall do: & desire