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Come hither, boy ; if ever thou shalt love,
The Wife should be Younger than the Husband.
she level in her husband's heart.
Character of an Old Song.
, prepare it; * Lace-makers.
+ Simple truth.
My part of death no one so true
Did share it.
Not a flower, not a flower sweet,
black coffin let there be strown ;
Lay me, O, where
To weep there.
Viola, attired as a Page, speaks of her concealed Love
for the Duke. V10LA. Ay, but I know,DUKE. What dost thou know?
V10LA. Too well what love women to men may owe: In faith, they are as true of heart as we. My father had a daughter lov’d a man, As it might be, perhaps, were I a woman, I should your lordship.
Duke. And what's her history?
VIOLA. A blank, my lord : She never told her love, But let concealment, like a worm i'the bud, Feed on her damask cheek : she pin’d in thought, And, with a green and yellow melancholy, She sat like Patience on a monument, Smiling at grief. Was not this love, indeed ? We men may say more, swear more: but, indeed, Our shows are more than will; for still we prove Much in our vows, but little in our love.
TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA.
Valentine and Proteus, the two gentlemen of Verona, are in love severally with Silvia, daughter of the Duke of Milan, and Julia, a lady of Verona. Valentine leaves Verona for the court of Milan, where he is joined by Proteus, Julia following her lover in male attire. Proteus proves inconstant and becomes enamoured of Silvia, whose intended elopement and marriage with Valentine
* A hawk not properly trained.
he betrays to her father the Duke, who designs to wed her to Thurio an empty braggart. On discovering this the Duke banishes Valentine from his dominions, who, journeying towards Mantua, encounters in a forest certain outlaws, who make him their captain. After Valentine's exile, Proteus, dissembling his love for Silvia, promises the Duke to urge her to accept Thurio; she rejects both suitors and follows Valentine, on whom her father at length bestows her. The treachery of Proteus being discovered, he becomes repentant, and is pardoned by Julia, who accepts him as her husband. The more serious parts of the play are relieved by the comic scenes in which Speed and Launce, servants to Valentine and Proteus, appear.
Аст І. Love Commended and Censured. PROTEUS. Yet writers say, As in the sweetest bud The eating canker dwells, so eating love Inhabits in the finest wits of all.
VALENTINE. And writers say, As the most forward bud Is eaten by the canker ere it blow, Even so by love the young and tender wit Is turn'd to folly ; blasting in the bud, Losing his verdure even in the prime, And all the fair effects of future hopes.
Love Froward and Dissembling.
66 No” to that
Advantage of Travelling.
Experience is by industry achieved,
Love compared to an April day.
The uncertain glory of an April day ; Which now shews all the beauty of the sun,
And by and bye a cloud takes all away!
An accomplished young Gentleman.
Contempt of Love punished.
my contempt of love, Love hath chased sleep from my
and sleep, Upon the
naked name of love.