Act I, Scene 2 The same. A public place.

Enter CLOTEN and two Lords

 

First Lord Sir, I would advise you to shift a shirt; the
violence of action hath made you reek as a
sacrifice: where air comes out, air comes in:
there's none abroad so wholesome as that you vent.
CLOTEN If my shirt were bloody, then to shift it. Have I hurt him?
Second Lord [Aside] No, 'faith; not so much as his patience.
First Lord Hurt him! his body's a passable carcass, if he be
not hurt: it is a thoroughfare for steel, if it be not hurt.
Second Lord [Aside] His steel was in debt; it went o' the
backside the town.
CLOTEN The villain would not stand me.
Second Lord [Aside] No; but he fled forward still, toward your face.
First Lord Stand you! You have land enough of your own: but
he added to your having; gave you some ground.
Second Lord [Aside] As many inches as you have oceans. Puppies!
CLOTEN I would they had not come between us.
Second Lord [Aside] So would I, till you had measured how long
a fool you were upon the ground.
CLOTEN And that she should love this fellow and refuse me!
Second Lord [Aside] If it be a sin to make a true election, she
is damned.
First Lord Sir, as I told you always, her beauty and her brain
go not together: she's a good sign, but I have seen
small reflection of her wit.
Second Lord [Aside] She shines not upon fools, lest the
reflection should hurt her.
CLOTEN Come, I'll to my chamber. Would there had been some
hurt done!
Second Lord [Aside] I wish not so; unless it had been the fall
of an ass, which is no great hurt.
CLOTEN You'll go with us?
First Lord I'll attend your lordship.
CLOTEN Nay, come, let's go together.
Second Lord Well, my lord.
  [Exeunt]

 

To view other scenes from the show:

Full Text Act III, Scene 2 Another room in the palace.
Act I, Scene 1 Britain. The garden of Cymbeline's palace. Act III, Scene 3 Wales. a mountainous country with a a cave.
Act I, Scene 2 The same. A public Place Act III, Scene 4 Country near Milford Haven
Act I, Scene 3 A room in Cymbeline's palace. Act III, Scene 5 A room in Cymbeline's palace
Act I, Scene 4 Rome. Philario's house. Act III, Scene 6 Wales Before the cave of Belarius./Act III, Scene 7 Rome A public place.
Act I, Scene 5 Britain. A room in Cymbeline's palace. Act IV, Scene 1 Wales: near the cave of Belarius./Act IV, Scene 2 Before the cave of Belarius
Act I, Scene 6 The same. Another room in the palace. Act IV, Scene 3 A room in Cymbeline's palace.
Act II, Scene 1 Britain. Before Cymbeline's palace. Act IV, Scene 4 Wales: before the cave of Belarius.
Act II, Scene 2 Imogen's bedchamber in Cymbeline's palace. Act V, Scene 1 Britain. The Roman camp./Act V, Scene 2 Field of battle between the British and Roman camps.
Act II, Scene 3 An ante-chamber adjoining Imogen's apartments. Act V, Scene 3 Another part of the field.
Act II, Scene 4 Rome. Philario's house./Act II, Scene 5 Another room in Philario's house. Act V, Scene 4 A British prison.
Act III, Scene 1 A hall in Cymbeline's house Act V, Scene 5 Cymbeline's tent.

 

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