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Cymbeline Translation Act 2, Scene 1

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Enter CLOTEN and two Lords

CLOTEN

Was there ever man had such luck! when I kissed the jack, upon an up-cast to be hit away! I had a hundred pound on't: and then a whoreson jackanapes must take me up for swearing; as if I borrowed mine oaths of him and might not spend them at my pleasure.

CLOTEN

Was any man ever this unlucky? I even had the jack and kissed it, but then I suddenly lost! I bet a hundred pounds on the card game. And then a rude son of a prostitute criticized me for swearing. As if I borrowed my swear words from him and couldn't spend them however I wanted.

FIRST LORD

What got he by that? You have broke his pate withyour bowl.

FIRST LORD

But what did he get for that? You cracked his head with your bowl.

SECOND LORD

[Aside] If his wit had been like him that broke it,it would have run all out.

SECOND LORD

[To himself] If his brains had been like the man who cracked them open, they would all have run away.

CLOTEN

When a gentleman is disposed to swear, it is not forany standers-by to curtail his oaths, ha?

CLOTEN

When a man feels like swearing, it's not right for a bystander to cut short his oaths, right?

SECOND LORD

No my lord;

SECOND LORD

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CLOTEN

Whoreson dog! I give him satisfaction?Would he had been one of my rank!

CLOTEN

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SECOND LORD

[Aside] To have smelt like a fool.

SECOND LORD

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CLOTEN

I am not vexed more at any thing in the earth: a pox on't! I had rather not be so noble as I am; they dare not fight with me, because of the queen my mother: every Jack-slave hath his bellyful of fighting, and I must go up and down like a cock that nobody can match.

CLOTEN

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SECOND LORD

[Aside] You are cock and capon too; and you crow,cock, with your comb on.

SECOND LORD

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CLOTEN

Sayest thou?

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SECOND LORD

It is not fit your lordship should undertake everycompanion that you give offence to.

SECOND LORD

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CLOTEN

No, I know that: but it is fit I should commitoffence to my inferiors.

CLOTEN

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SECOND LORD

Ay, it is fit for your lordship only.

SECOND LORD

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CLOTEN

Why, so I say.

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FIRST LORD

Did you hear of a stranger that's come to court to-night?

FIRST LORD

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CLOTEN

A stranger, and I not know on't!

CLOTEN

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SECOND LORD

[Aside] He's a strange fellow himself, and knows itnot.

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FIRST LORD

There's an Italian come; and, 'tis thought, one ofLeonatus' friends.

FIRST LORD

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CLOTEN

Leonatus! a banished rascal; and he's another,whatsoever he be. Who told you of this stranger?

CLOTEN

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FIRST LORD

One of your lordship's pages.

FIRST LORD

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CLOTEN

Is it fit I went to look upon him? is there noderogation in't?

CLOTEN

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SECOND LORD

You cannot derogate, my lord.

SECOND LORD

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CLOTEN

Not easily, I think.

CLOTEN

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SECOND LORD

[Aside] You are a fool granted; therefore yourissues, being foolish, do not derogate.

SECOND LORD

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CLOTEN

Come, I'll go see this Italian: what I have lostto-day at bowls I'll win to-night of him. Come, go.

CLOTEN

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SECOND LORD

I'll attend your lordship.

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Exeunt CLOTEN and First Lord

SECOND LORD

That such a crafty devil as is his mother Should yield the world this ass! a woman that Bears all down with her brain; and this her son Cannot take two from twenty, for his heart, And leave eighteen. Alas, poor princess, Thou divine Imogen, what thou endurest, Betwixt a father by thy step-dame govern'd, A mother hourly coining plots, a wooer More hateful than the foul expulsion is Of thy dear husband, than that horrid act Of the divorce he'ld make! The heavens hold firm The walls of thy dear honour, keep unshaked That temple, thy fair mind, that thou mayst stand, To enjoy thy banish'd lord and this great land!

SECOND LORD

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