The Tragedy of Cymbeline, King of Britain

Cymbeline Act 1, Scene 1

Enter two Gentlemen
Second Gentleman
                            But what’s the matter?

Second Gentleman
                         None but the king?

Second Gentleman
                                And why so?

Second Gentleman
                    You speak him far.

Second Gentleman
                 What’s his name and birth?

Second Gentleman
                    How long is this ago?

Second Gentleman
                    I do well believe you.

Exeunt
Enter the Queen, Posthumus Leonatus, and Imogen
Posthumus
                           Please your highness,

Re-enter Queen
Imogen
                           O the gods!

Enter Cymbeline and Lords
Posthumus
                        Alack, the king!

Posthumus
                           The gods protect you!
Exit

Cymbeline
                             Past grace? obedience?

Imogen
                    No, I rather added

Cymbeline
               O thou vile one!

Cymbeline
                       What, art thou mad?

Exeunt Cymbeline and Lords
Queen
                                   Ha!

Queen
                     I am very glad on’t.

Queen
                                 This hath been

Pisanio
                  I humbly thank your highness.

Exeunt
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