ACT I
Scene II.
 

Britain. A public place

Enter CLOTEN and two LORDS

FIRST LORD
Sir, I would advise you to shift a shirt; the violence
of action hath made you reek as a sacrifice. Where air comes out,
air comes in; there's none abroad so wholesome as that you vent.

CLOTEN
If my shirt were bloody, then to shift it. Have I hurt him?

SECOND LORD
[Aside] No, faith; not so much as his patience.

FIRST LORD
Hurt him! His body's a passable carcass if he be not
hurt. It is a throughfare for steel if it be not hurt.

SECOND LORD
[Aside] His steel was in debt; it went o' th' back
side the town.

CLOTEN
The villain would not stand me.

SECOND LORD
[Aside] No; but he fled forward still, toward your
face.

FIRST LORD
Stand you? You have land enough of your own; but he
added to your having, gave you some ground.

SECOND LORD
[Aside] As many inches as you have oceans.
Puppies!

CLOTEN
I would they had not come between us.

SECOND LORD
[Aside] So would I, till you had measur'd how long a
fool you were upon the ground.

CLOTEN
And that she should love this fellow, and refuse me!

SECOND LORD
[Aside] If it be a sin to make a true election, she is
damn'd.

FIRST LORD
Sir, as I told you always, her beauty and her brain go
not together; she's a good sign, but I have seen small reflection
of her wit.

SECOND LORD
[Aside] She shines not upon fools, lest the reflection
should hurt her.

CLOTEN
Come, I'll to my chamber. Would there had been some hurt
done!

SECOND LORD
[Aside] I wish not so; unless it had been the fall of
an ass, which is no great hurt.

CLOTEN
You'll go with us?

FIRST LORD
I'll attend your lordship.

CLOTEN
Nay, come, let's go together.

SECOND LORD
Well, my lord.

Exeunt