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CYMBELINE, King of Britaine.
Cloten, Sen to the Queen by a former Husband,
Leonatus Posthumus, a Gentleman in love with the Prin-
cess, and privately married to her.

Disguis'd under the names of Paladour and Arviragus, 3 Cadwal, fupposed fons to Belarius. Belarius, a banishid Lord, disguis'd under the name of

Philario, an Italian, Friend to Pofthumus. 1790
lachimo, Friend to Philario.
Caius Lucius, Ambasador from Rome.
Pisanio, Servant to Posthumus.
A French Gentleman, Friend to Philario.
Cornelius, a Doctor, Servant to the Queen. Jos
Two Gentlemen.

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Queen, Wife to Cymbeline.
Imogen, Daughter to Cymbeline by a former Queen.
Helen, Woman to Imogen.


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Enter two Gentlemen.

OU do not meet a man, but frowns : Our


No more obey the heavens than our CourStill feem, as do's the King's.

2 Gent. But what's the matter? 1 Gent. His daughter, and the heir of's Kingdom,

(whom He purpos?d to his wife's fole son, a widow That late he married) hath referr'd her self

(1) CYMBE LINE.) That Part of the Fable, on which the Distress of this Play is built, (viz. Pofthumus's Jealousy of his Wife, from his own Indiscretion ;) is borrow'd, as Mr. Gildon and others have observåd, from Boccace, Day 2d, Novel gth. And the Italian Novelist seems to me to have founded his Tale on Collatinus's extravagant Praises of his Wife to young Tarquin and others : to which idle Conduct the Rape of Lucrece was følely owing. Mr. Pope has remark’d, that little, besides the Names, is historical in this Play. On the contrary, it appears to me, that the Author has taken pains to insert Points of History, bóth British and Roman, in the Detail of his Scenary. Indeed he fometimes puts a Change upon Facts, as well as subverts the Chronology of Actions; of which I Thall take particular Notice in the proper Places. So, with like Licence, amongst Names truly British and Roman, he jumbles-such as these, Iachimo, Syenne, Richard du Champ, Fidele; Philario, and Pifanio; all of a more modern Origin and Deflection.


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Unto a poor, but worthy gentleman.
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Is outward Torrow , though, I think, the King 737 94
Be touch'd at very heart.

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hath loft her,too: fo is the Queen, That most desir'd the match. But not a Courtier, (Although they wear their faces to the bent Of the King's look) but hath a heart that is io mi ) Glad at the thing they fcoul ar. de iup

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I Gent. He, that hath miss'd the Princefs, is a thing Too bad for bad report: and, he that hath het, (I mean that marry'd her, alack, good manpodb9918 And therefore banish'd) is a creature fuch, nid os aju As, to seek through the regions of the earths on bluca For one his like, there would be fomething falling In him that thould compare.' I do not thinking So fair an outward, and such ftuff within 9157 dard) Endowsu man but him.

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I Gent. I do extend him, Sir, within Cruth him together, rather than unfold I. M ad His meafure fully about wronse 3.29 xalas 1-3(1 409 ** 2 Gent. What's his name and birth ?Toni, 11903

I Gêñt. I cannot delve him to the root: his father Was callid Sicillius, who did join his honour {3}mt 03 Corony most

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Gent: I do extend him, Sir, within kimself ] I could find betwixt speaking fair Whar Consonance our modern Editors peaking fair and extending : No more, I believe, than they have Au thority for the Reading: I have restor'd with the old Books: 41

Tou speak bim tarr. te: You speak widely, with Latitude, in his Praises ; and then the a ther answers with great Propriety; "Siras widely as I speak of hin, " I extend

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whom, as some fuppofe, "Ludgate deriva its Name) began to reign over the Southern Parts of our ifte about 70 Years before the


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