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How parted with your brothers ? how first met them?
Imo. You are my father too ; and did relieve me,
My good master,
Happy be you!
I am, Sir,
lach. (Kneeling.) I am down again :
Kneel not to me:
You holp us, Sir,
Joy'd are we, that you are.
Call forth your soothsayer: as I slept, methought
His skill in the construction.
Read, and declare the meaning. Sooth. [Reads.] “Whenas a lion's whelp shall, to himself unknown, without seeking find, and be embraced by a piece of tender air ; and when from a stately cedar shall be lopped branches, which, being dead many years, shall after revive, be jointed to the old stock, and freshly grow; then shall Posthumus end his miseries, Britain fortunate, and flourish in peace and plenty."
Thou, Leonatus, art the lion's whelp ;
With this most tender air.
This hath some seeming.
Personates thee: and thy lopp'd branches point
Promises Britain peace and plenty.
Whom heavens, in justice, both on her and hers,
Sooth. The fingers of the powers above do tune
Laud we the gods;