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Book Id: WPLBN0000675600
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Cymbeline  
Author: Personae, Dramatis
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Literature & drama
Collections: Classic Literature Collection, Penn State University's Electronic Classics Series Collection
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Publisher: Penn State University's Electronic Classics


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Excerpt: First Gentleman: I cannot delve him to the root: his father Was call?d Sicilius, who did join his honor Against the Romans with Cassibelan, But had his titles by Tenantius whom He served with glory and admired success, So gain?d the sur-addition Leonatus; And had, besides this gentleman in question, Two other sons, who in the wars o? the time Died with their swords in hand; for which their father, Then old and fond of issue, took such sorrow That he quit being, and his gentle lady, Big of this gentleman our theme, deceased As he was born. The king he takes the babe To his protection, calls him Posthumus Leonatus, Breeds him and makes him of his bed-chamber, Puts to him all the learnings that his time Could make him the receiver of; which he took, As we do air, fast as ?twas minister?d, And in?s spring became a harvest, lived in court-- Which rare it is to do--most praised, most loved, A sample to the youngest, to the more mature A glass that feated them, and to the graver A child that guided dotards; to his mistress.


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