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To have the courtesy your cradle promis'd;
Guid. Than be fo,
brother are not known; yourself
Arv. By this Sun that shines,
Arv. So say 1, Amen.
Bel. No reason I (lince of your lives you fet
Have with you, boys ;
SCENE, a Field between the British and
Enter Posthumus, with a bloody handkerchief.
Thou shouldīt be colour'd thus. You married Ones,
you Should have ta’en vengeance on my faults, I ne'er Had liv'd to put on this; fo had you
fav'd The noble Imogen to repent, and struck Me, wretch, more worth your vengeance.
But alack, You snatch some hence for faults; that's love; To have them fall no more :--you some permit (25)
you some permit
And make them dread it, to the Doers' tbrift.) The Divinity-Schools have not furnish'd juster Obfervations on the Conduct of Providence, than Pofthumus gives us here in his private Reflections. You Gods, says he, act in a different manner with your different Creatures;
You snatcb fome bence for little Faults; that's Love;
To have them fali no more. Others, says our Poet, you permit to live on, to multiply and inerease in Crimes,
And make tbem dread it, toorbe Doers' Thrift.
Here's a Relative without an antecedent Substantive į which is a Breach of Grammar, We must certainly read,
*To second ills with ills, each worse than other,
and the British army at another : Leonatus Posthumusfollowing like a poor soldier. They march over, and go out. Then enter again in skirmish Jachimo, and Posthumus; he vanquisheth and disarmeth Iachimo, and then leaves him.
lach. The heaviness, and guilt, within my bosom,
And make them dreaded, to the Doers' Thrift. i. e. others you permit to aggravate one Crime with more ; which Enormities not only make them revered and dreaded, but turn in other kinds to their Advantage. Dignity, Respect, and Profit, accrue to them from Crimes committed with Impunity,
If that thy gentry, Britaine, go before
then enter to his rescue, Belarius, Guiderius, and Ar-
Guid. Arrv. Stand, ftand, and fight.
Cymbeline, and exeunt.
Iach. 'Tis their fresh supplies.
Luc. It is a day turn'd ftrangely. Or betimes Let's re-inforce, or fly.
[Exeunt. SCE N E, another part of the Field of Battle.
Enter Posthumus, and a British Lord.
Poft. I did.
Lord. I did.
Poft. No blame be to you, Sir, for all was loft,
Meerly through fear, that the straight Pass was damm’d
Lord. Where was this lane?
Poft. Close by the battle, ditch'd, and wall'd with turf, Which gave advantage to an ancient soldier, (An honest one, I warrant,) who deserv'd So long a breeding as his white beard came to, In doing this for's Country. 'Thwart the lane, He, with two ftriplings, (lads, more like to run The country Base, than to commit such slaughter ; With face s fit for masks, or rather fairer Than those for preservation cas'd, or shame,) Made good the passage, cry'd to those that fled, “ Our Britaine's Harts die flying, not our men ; “ To darkness fleet fouls, that fly backwards ! stand; “ Or we are Romans, and will give you that “ Like beasts, which you shun beastly, and may save “ But to look back in frown: stand, stand.” -Thefe
three, Three thousand confident, in act as many ; (For three performers are the file, when all The rest do nothing ;) with this word, “ Stand, ftand," Accommodated by the place, (more charming With their own Nobleness, which could have turn'd A diftaff to a lance) gilded pale looks ; Part, shame, part, spirit-renew'd; that some, turn'd
coward But by example, (oh, a fin in war, Damn'd in the first beginners !) 'gan to look The way that they did, and to grin like lions Upon the pikes o’th' hunters. Then began Aftop i'th' chaser, a retire; anon, A rout, confusion thick. Forthwith they fly Chickens, the way which they stoop'd eagles : slaves, The strides they victors made : and now our cowards, Like fragments in hard voyages, became The life o'th' need; having found the back door open Of the unguarded hearts, heav'ns, how they wound Some slain before, some dying ; fome, their friends Vol. VII.