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Pro: I will.
[Exit.VAL. Even as one heat another heat expels,
460 Qr as one nail by strength drives out another, So the remembrance of my former love Is by a newer object quite forgotten. Is it mine eye, or Valentino's praise, Her true perfection, or may false transgression, That makes me, reasonless, to reason thus? She's fair; and so is Julia, that I love ; That I did love, for now my love is thaw'd; Which, like a waxen image 'gainst a fire, Bears no impression of the thing it was.
470 Methinks, my zeal to Valentine is cold; And that I love him not, as I was wont : O! but I love his lady too, too much ; And that's the reason I love him so little, How shall I doat on her with more advice, That thus without advice begin to love here 'Tis but her picture I have yet beheld, And that hath dazzled so my reason's light: But when I look on her perfections, There is no reason but I shall be blind,
480 If I can check my erring love, I will; If not, to compass her I'll use my skill.
A Street. 'Enter SPEED, and LAUNCE. Speed. Launcel by mine honesty, welcome to Milan.
Laun. Forswear not thyself, sweet youth ; for I am not welcome. I reckon this always--that a man is never undone, till he be hang'd; nor never wel, come to a place, till some certain shot be paid, and the hostess say, welcome. .
489 Speed. Come on, you mad-cap, I'll to the alehouse with you presently; where, for one shot of five pence, thou shalt have five thousand welcomes. But, sirrah, how did thy master part with madam Julia ?
Laun. Marry, after they clos'd in earnest, they parted very fairly in jest.
Speed. But shall she marry him?
Laun. Marry, thus; when it stands well with him, it stands well with her.
Speed. What an ass art thou? I understand thee
Laun. What a block art thou, that thou canst not? My staff understands me. Speed. What thou say'st ?
510 Laun. Ay, and what I do too : look thee, I'll but lean, and my staff understands me.
Speed. It stands under thee, indeed,
Laun. Ask iny dog : if he say, ay, it will; if he say, no, it will; if he shake his tail, and say nothing, it will. Speed. The conclusion is then, that it will.
519 Laun. Thou shalt never get such a secret from me, but by a parable.
Speed. 'Tis well that I get it so. But, Launce, how say'st thou, that my master is become a notable lover?
Laun. I never knew him otherwise.
Laun. A notable lubber, as thou reportest him to be.
Speed. Why, thou whoreson ass, thou mistakest me.
Laun. Why, fool, I meant not thee; I meant thy master.
531 Speed. I tell thee, my master is become a hot lover.
Laun. Why, I tell thee, I care not though he burn himself in love. If thou wilt go with me to the ale-house, so; if not, thou art an Hebrew, a Jew, and not worth the name of a Christian. Speed. Why?
Laun. Because thou hast not so much charity in thee, as to go to the alehouse with a Christian : wilt
540 Speed. At thy service.
Pro. To leave my Julia, shall I be forsworn;
560 If I keep them, I needs must lose myself;
If I lose them, this find I by their loss,
JULIA's House in Verona. Enter JULIA, and Lu.
Jul. Counsel, Lucetta ; gentle girl, assist me!