Cymbeline

  • Cymbeline: Act 1, Scene 1

  • Britain. The garden of Cymbeline's palace.

  • (First Gentleman; Second Gentleman; Queen; Posthumus; Imogen; Cymbeline; Lords; Pisanio)

  • Enter two Gentlemen.

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    First Gentleman

    You do not meet a man but frowns. Our bloods

  • No more obey the heavens than our courtiers'

  • Still seem as does the King's.

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    Second Gentleman

    But what's the matter?

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    First Gentleman

    His daughter, and the heir of 's kingdom (whom

  • He purpos'd to his wive's sole son'a widow

  • That late he married), hath referr'd herself

  • Unto a poor but worthy gentleman. She's wedded,

  • Her husband banish'd, she imprison'd: all

  • Is outward sorrow, though I think the King

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    First Gentleman

    Be touch'd at very heart.

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    Second Gentleman

    None but the King?

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    First Gentleman

    He that hath lost her too; so 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 looks, hath a heart that is not