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Sil. Amen, amen! go on, good Eglamour !
Egl. Fear not: the forest is not three leagues off; If we recover that, we are sure enough. (Ereunt.
The same. An apartment in the Duke's palace.
Enter Thurio, Proteus, and Julia.
Pro. 0, sir, I find her milder than she was;
Thu. What, that my leg is too long?
Pro. But pearls are fair; and the old saying is, Black men are pearls in beauteous ladies' eyes.
Jul. 'Tis true; such pearls as put out ladies' eyes; For I had rather wink than look on them. (Aside.
Thu. How likes she my discourse?
peace ? Jul. But better, indeed, when you hold your peace.
(Aside. Thu. What says she to my valour? Pro. O, sir, she makes no doubt of that. Jul. She needs not, when she knows it coward. ice.
Thu. What says she to my birth?
Duke. How now, sir Proteus ? how pow, Thurio ? Which of you saw sir Eglamour of late?
Thu. Not I.
Saw you my daughter? Pro.
Neither. Duke. Why, then she's filed unto that peasant
Valentine; And Eglamour is in her company. "Tis true; for friar Laurence met them both, As he in penance wander'd through the forest: Him he knew well, and guess'd that it was she; But, being mask'd, be was not sure of it: Besides, she did intend confession At Patrick's cell this even; and there she was not: These likelihoods confirm her flight from hence. Therefore, I pray you, stand not to discourse, But mount you presently; and meet with me Upon the rising of the mountain-foot That leads towards Mantua, whither they are fed : Despatch, sweet gentlemen, and follow me. (Erit.
Thu. Why, this it is to be a peevisht girl, That flies her fortune when it follows her: I'll after; more to be reveng'd on Eglamour, Than for the love of recklesst Silvia. [Exit.
Pro. And I will follow, more for Silvia's love, Than hate of Eglamour that goes with her. (Erit.
Jul. And I will follow, more to cross that love, Than hate for Silvia, that is gone for love. (Exit.
Frontiers of Mantua. The Forest.
Enter Silvia, and Out-laws.
Out. Cone, come;
Sil. A thousand more mischances than this one
2 Out. Come, bring her away.
3 Out. Being nimble-footed, he hath out-run us,
Another part of the Forest.
Val. How use doth breed a habit in a man!
Here can I sit alone, unseen of any,
· Val. How like a dream is this I see and hear! Love, lend me patience to forbear a while. [Aside.
Sil. O miserable, unhappy that I am! Pro. Unhappy, were you, madam, ere I came; But, by my coming, I have made you happy. Sil. By thy approach thou mak'st me most un.
happy. Jul. And me, when he approacheth to your presence.
[Aside. Sil. Had I been seized by a hungry lion, I would have been a breakfast to the beast, Rather than have false Proteus rescue me, O, heaven be judge, how I love Valentine,
Whose life's as tender to me as my soul;
Sil. When Proteus cannot love where he's belov'd.
All men but Proteus.
Sil. O heaven!
I'll force thee yield to my desire.