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Jul. Peace ! stand aside! the company parts.
Pro. Sir Thurio, fear not you! I will so plead,
Thu. Where meet we?
(Ereunt Thurio and Musicians.
Silvia appears above, at her window.
Pro. Madam, good even to your ladyship.
Sil. I thank you for your music, gentlemen: Who is that, that spake?
Pro. One, lady, if you knew his pure heart's truth, You'd quickly learn to know him by his voice.
Sil. Sir Proteus, as I take it.
That I may compass yours.
Pro. I grant, sweet love, that I did love a lady; But she is dead. Jul.
'Twere false, if I should speak it; Èor, I am sure, she is not buried.
(Aside. Sil. Say, that she be; yet Valentine, thy friend, Survives; to whom, thyself art witness, I am betroth'd : And art thou not asham'd To wrong him with thy importúnacy? Pro. I likewise hear, that Valentine is dead,
Sil. And so, suppose, am T; for in his grave, Assure thyself, my love is buried.
Pro. Sweet lady, let me rake it from the earth.
Sil. Go to thy lady's grave, and call her's thence; Or, at the least, in her's sepulchre thine. Jul. He heard not that.
[Aside. Pro. Madam, if your heart be so obdurate, Vouchsafe me yet your picture for my love, The picture that is hanging in your chamber; To tliat I'll speak, to that I'll sigh and weep: For, since the substance of your perfect self Is else devoted, I am but a shadow; And to your shadow I will make true love. Jul. If 'twere a substance, you would, sure, de.
ceive it, And make it but a shadow, as I am. [Aside.
Sil. I am very loth to be your idol, sir;
As wretches have o'er-night,
(Exeunt Proteus; and Silvia, from above. Jul. Host, will you go? Host. By my hallidom*, I was fast asleep. Jul. Pray you, where lies sir Proteus ?
Host. Marry, at my house: Trust me, I think 'tis almost day.
Jul. Not so; but it hath been the longest night That e'er I watch'd, and the most heaviest.
• Holy dame, blessed lady.
Egl. This is the hour that madam Silvia Entreated me to call, and know her mind; There's some great matter she'd employ me in.Madam, madanı !
Silvia appears above, at her window. Sil.
Who calls ? Egl.
Your servant, and your friend; One that attends your ladyship's command.
Sil. Sir Eglamour, a thousand times good-morrow.
Egl. As many, worthy lady, to yourself.
Sil. O Eglamour, thou art a gentleman
* Injunction, command.
Upon whose faith and honour I repose.
Egl. Madam, I pity much your grievances ;
This evening coming.
At friar Patrick's cell, Where I intend holy confession.
Egl. I will not fail your ladyship:
Enter Launce, with his dog.
When a man's servant shall play the cur with him, look you, it goes hard : one that I brought up of a puppy; one that I saved from drowning, when three or four of his blind brothers and sisters went to it! I have taught him-even as one would say precisely,
Thus I would teach a dog. I was sent to deliver him, as a present to mistress Silvia, from my master; and I came no sooner into the dining chamber, but he steps me to her trencher, and steals her ca pon's leg. 0, 'tis a foul thing, when a cur cannot keep himself in all companies! I would have, as one should say, one that takes upou him to be a dog in. deed, to be, as it were, a dog at all things. If I had not had more wit than he, to take a fault upon me that he did, I think verily he had been hanged fort; sure as I live, he had suffered for’t: you shall judge. He thrusts me himself into the company of three or four gentleman-like dogs, under the duke's table : he had not been there (bless the mark) a pissing while; but all the chamber smelt him. Out with the dog, says one; What cur is that? says abother; Whip him out, says the third ; Hang him up, says the duke. I, having been acquainted with the smell before, knew it was Crab; and goes me to the fellow that whips the dogs: Friend, quoth I, you mean to whip the dog? Ay, marry, do 1, quoth he. You do him the more wrong, quoth I; 'twas I did the thing you wot of. He makes me no more ado, but whips me out of the chamber. How many masters would do this for their servant? Nay, I'll be sworn, I have sat in the stocks for puddings he hath stolen, otherwise he had been executed : I have stood on the pillory for geese he hath killed, otherwise be had suffered for’t: thou think'st pot of this now!--Nay, I remember the trick you served me, when I took my leave of madam Silvia ; did not I bid thee still mark me, and do as I do? When didst thou see me heave up my leg, and make water against a gentlewoman's farthingale? didst thou ever see me do such a trick ?
Enter Proteus and Julia.