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man's fitness comes by fits. Therein I must play the workman ; I dare speak it to myself, (for it is not vainglory for a man and his glass to confer in his own chamber ;) I mean, the lines of my body are as well drawn as his; no less young, more strong, not beneath him in fortunes, beyond him in the advantage of the time, above him in birth, alike conversant in general services and more remarkable in fingle oppositions ; yet this imperfeverant thing loves him in my despight. What mortality is ! Pofthumus, thy head, which is now growing upon thy shoulders, shall within this hour be off, thy mistress enforc'd, thy garments cut to pieces before thy face ; and all this done, spurn her home to her father, who may, happily, be a little angry for my so rough usage ; but my mother, having power of his teftiness, Mall turn all into my commendations. My horse is ty'd up fafe: out, sword, and to a fore purpose ! fortune put them into my hand; this is the very description of their meeting place, and the fellow dares not deceive me.
[Exit. SCENE changes to the front of the Cave.
2 Enter Belarius, Guiderius, Arviragus, and Imogen,
from the Cave. Bel. OU are not well : remain here in the cave;
Bel. Y Welcome you after hunting.
Arv. Brother, itay here:
[To Imogen. Are we not brothers?
Imo. So man and man should be ;
Guid. Go you to hunting, I'll abide with him.
Imo. So fick I am not, yet I am not well ;
I'll rob none but myself; and let me die,
Guid. I love thee: I have spoke it ;
Bel. What ? how ? how?
Arv. If it be fin to say so, Sir, I yoak me In my good brother's fault: I know not why I love this youth, and I have heard
you say, Love reasons without reason. The bier at door, And a demand who is't shall die, I'd say, “ My father, not this youth.
Bei. O noble itrain!
worthiness of nature, breed of greatness !
Aru. Brother, farewel.
Guid. I could not ftir him ;
Arv. Thus did he answer me; yet faid, hereafter
Bel. To th' field, to th' field :
Aru. We'll not be long away.
Bel. Pray, be not fick,
Imo. Well or ill,
[Exit Imogen, to the Cave.
Arv. How angel-like he fings!
Aru. He cut our roots in characters ;
Arv. Nobly he yokes
Guid. I do note,
Arv. Grow, Patience !
Guid. He is but one ; you and my brother search
Clot. Soft! what are you,
Guid. A thing
A slave without a knock.
Clot. Thou art a robber,
Guid. To whom? to thee? what art thou ? have not I
Clot. Thou villain base,
Guid. No, nor thy tailor, rascal,
Clot. Thou precious varlet!
Guid. Hence then, and thank The man that
them thee. Thou art some fool ; I'm loth to beat thee.
Clot. Thou injurious thief,
Guid. What's thy name ?
Guid. Cloten, then, double villain, be thy name, I cannot tremble at it; were it toad, adder, spider, 'Twould move me sooner.
Clot. To thy further fear,
Guid. I'm sorry for't ; not seeming
Clot. Art not afraid ?
Guid. Those that I rev'rence, those I fear; the wise : At fools I laugh, not fear them.
Clot. Die the death!
heads; Yield, ruftick mountaineer. [Fight, and Exeunt.
Enter Belarius and Arviragus. Bel. No company's abroad. Arv. None in the world; you did mistake him, fure.
Bel. I cannot tell : long is it since I saw him,
Arv. In this place we left them ;
Enter Guiderius, with Cloten's Head.
Being Scarce made up,
Is eft the Cause of Fear.] If I understand this Passage, it is mock-reasoning as it Aands, and the text must have been fightly corrupted. Belarius is giving a Description of what Cloten formerly was; and in Asswer to what Arviragus says of his being so fell.
Ay, says, "..Belarius, he was fo fell, and being scarce then at Man's Efate, " he had no Apprehension of roaring Terrors, i. e. of any thing " that could check him with Fears.” Bur then, how does the Inference come in, built upon this: For Defeat of Judgment is oft the Cause of Fear. I think, the Poet meant to have said the meer contrary. Cloten was defective in Judgment, and therefore did not fear. Apprehensions of Fear grow from a Judge ment in weighing Dangers. And a very easy Change, from the Traces of the Letters, gives us this Sense, and reconciles the Reasoning of the whole Passage.
For th’ Effect of Judgment is oft the cause of Fear,