Act 4 - Scene 2
Before the cave of Belarius.
Enter, from the cave, BELARIUS, GUIDERIUS, ARVIRAGUS, and IMOGEN
[To IMOGEN] You are not well: remain here in the cave;
We'll come to you after hunting.
ARVIRAGUS [To IMOGEN]
Brother, stay here
Are we not brothers?
So man and man should be;
But clay and clay differs in dignity,
Whose dust is both alike. I am very sick.
Go you to hunting; I'll abide with him.
So sick I am not, yet I am not well;
But not so citizen a wanton as
To seem to die ere sick: so please you,
Stick to your journal course: the breach of custom
Is breach of all. I am ill, but your being by
Cannot amend me; society is no comfort
To one not sociable: I am not very sick,
Since I can reason of
it. Pray you, trust me here:
I'll rob none but myself; and let me die,
Stealing so poorly.
I love thee; I have spoke it
How much the quantity, the weight as much,
As I do love my father.
What! how! how!
If it be sin to say so, I yoke me
In my good brother's fault: I know not why
I love this youth; and I have heard
Love's reason's without reason: the bier at door,
And a demand who is't shall die, I'd say
not this youth.'
O noble strain!
O worthiness of nature! breed of greatness!
Cowards father cowards and base things sire
Nature hath meal and bran, contempt and grace.
I'm not their father; yet who this should be,
miracle itself, loved before me.
'Tis the ninth hour o' the morn.
I wish ye sport.
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