Act 1 - Scene 4
Rome. Philario's house.
Enter PHILARIO, IACHIMO, a Frenchman, a Dutchman, and a Spaniard
Believe it, sir, I have seen him in Britain: he was
then of a crescent note, expected to prove so worthy
since he hath been allowed the name of; but I
could then have looked on him without the help of
though the catalogue of his endowments
had been tabled by his side and I to peruse him by items.
You speak of him when he was less furnished than now
he is with that which makes him both without
I have seen him in France: we had very many there
could behold the sun with as firm eyes as he.
This matter of marrying his king's daughter, wherein
he must be weighed rather by her value than his
words him, I doubt not, a great deal from the matter.
And then his banishment.
Ay, and the approbation of those that weep this
lamentable divorce under her colours are wonderfully
extend him; be it but to fortify her judgment,
which else an easy battery might lay flat, for
taking a beggar
without less quality. But how comes
it he is to sojourn with you? How creeps
His father and I were soldiers together; to whom I
have been often bound for no less than my life.
comes the Briton: let him be so entertained
amongst you as suits, with gentlemen of your
knowing, to a
stranger of his quality.
Enter POSTHUMUS LEONATUS
I beseech you all, be better known to this
gentleman; whom I commend to you as a noble friend
of mine: how
worthy he is I will leave to appear
hereafter, rather than story him in his own hearing.
Sir, we have known together in Orleans.
Since when I have been debtor to you for courtesies,
which I will be ever to pay and yet pay still.
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