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You do not meet a man but frowns

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.Ellipsis

Second Gentleman
But what’s the matter?

Howsoe’er ’tis strange,
Or that the negligence may well be laughed at,
Yet is it true, sir.

First Gentleman
His daughter, and the heir of ’s kingdom, whom
He purposed to his wife’s sole son—a widow
That late he married—Apposition
hath referred herself
Unto a poor but worthy gentleman. She’s wedded,
Her husband banished, she imprisoned.Asyndeton
Is outward sorrow, though I think the King
Be touched at very heart.Synecdoche

Second Gentleman
None but the King?Anapodoton
First Gentleman
He that hath lost her, too.Ellipsis So is the Queen,
That most desired the match. But not a courtier,
Although they wear their faces to the bent
Of the King’s looks,Apposition
hath a heart that is not
Glad at the thing they scowl at.Synecdoche

Second Gentleman
And why so?Ellipsis
First Gentleman
He that hath missed the Princess is a thing
Too bad for bad report, and he that hath her—
I mean, that married her, alack, good man!
And therefore banishedApposition & Apostrophe
is a creature such
As, to seek through the regions of the Earth
For one his like, there would be something failing
In him that should compare. I do not think
So fair an outward and such stuff within
Endows a man but he.Hyperbole

Second Gentleman
You speak him far.
First Gentleman
I do extend him, sir, within himself,
Crush him together rather than unfold
His measure duly.
Second Gentleman
What’s his name and birth?
First Gentleman
I cannot delve him to the root. His father
Was called 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 gained the sur-addition Leonatus;
And had, besides this gentleman in question,
Two other sons, who in the wars o’ th’ time
Died with their swords in hand. For which their father,
Then old and fond of issue,Apposition took such sorrow
That he quit being; and his gentle lady,
Big of this gentleman our theme,Apposition 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 bedchamber,
Puts to him all the learnings that his time
Could make him the receiver of, which he took
As we do air,Apposition & Simile
fast as ’twas ministered,
And in ’s spring became a harvest;Metaphor lived in court—
Which rare it is to doApposition—most praised, most loved,
A sample to the youngest, to th’ more mature
A glass that feated them, and to the graver
A child that guided dotards.Metaphors
To his mistress,
For whom he now is banished, her own price
Proclaims how she esteemed him; and his virtue
By her election may be truly read
What kind of man he is.
Second Gentleman
I honor him
Even out of your report. But pray you tell me,
Is she sole child to th’ King?
First Gentleman
His only child.Anapodoton
He had two sons—if this be worth your hearing,
Mark itApposition
—the eldest of them at three years old,
I’ th’ swathing clothes the other, from their nursery
Were stol’n,Hyperbaton
and to this hour no guess in knowledge
Which way they went.
Second Gentleman
How long is this ago?Anastrophe
First Gentleman
Some twenty years.Anapodoton
Second Gentleman
That a king’s children should be so conveyed,
So slackly guarded, and the search so slow
That could not trace them!
First Gentleman
Howsoe’er ’tis strange,
Or that the negligence may well be laughed at,Apposition
Yet is it true, sir.
Second Gentleman
I do well believe you.