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ACT II. ro3. SCENE I. Milan.

Spred. That she is not so fair, as (of you) ith

well favoured. An Apartment in the Duke's Palace.

Val. I mean, that her beauty is exquisite, Enter VALENTINE und SPEED. but her favour infinite. ! Speed. Sir, your glove.

Speed. That's because the one is painted, l'al. Not mine; my gloves are on.

and the other out of all count. Speed. Why then this may be your's, for Val. How painted ? and how out of count ! this is but one

(mine: Speed. Marry, sir, so painted, to make her !

Val. Ha! let me see: ay, give it me, it's fair, that no man counts of her beanty.
Sweet ornament that decks a thing divine! Val. How esteemest thou me? I account of
Ah Silvia! Silvia !

her beauty:
Speed. Madam Silvia! madam Silvia ! Speed. You never saw her since she was
Val. How now, sirrah?

deformed. Speed. She is not within hearing, sir. Val. How long hath she been deformed ?

Val. Why, sir, whọ bade you call her ? Speed. Ever since you loved her. shat

Sp. Your worship, sir; or else I mistook. Val. I have loved her ever since I saw her; rites

Val. Well, you'll still be too forward. and still I see her beantiful.
Speed. And yet I was last chidden for being Speed. If you love her, you cannot see her.
too slow.

. Val. Why?
Val. Go to, sir; tell me, do you know m'a- Speed. Because love is blind. O, that you
dam Silvia ?

had mine eyes; or your own had the lighis Speed. She that your worship loves ? they were wont to have, when you ebid at şir Val. Why, how know you that I am in love? Proteus for going nngartered ! Speed. Marry, by these special marks: First, Val, What should I see then? you have learned, like sir Proteus, to wreath Speed. Your own present folly, and her your arms like a male content; to relish a passing deformity : for he, being in love, coulit love-song, like a robin-red-breast; to walk not see to garter bis hose; and yon, being in alone, like one that had the pestilence; to sigh, love, cannot see to put on your hose. like a school-boy that had lost his A. B. C.; to Val. Belike, boy, then yon are in love; for

weep, like a young wench that had buried her last morning you could not see to wipe, my ires

grandam; to fast, like one that takes diet *; to shoes. watch, like one that fears robbing; to speak Speed. True, sir; I was in love with my puling, like a beggar at Hallowmast. You bed : I thank you, you swinged; me for my

were wont, when you langh'd, to crow like a love, which makes me the bolder to chide ded: cock; when you walked, to walk like one of you for yours.

the lions; when you fasted, it was presently Val, In conclusion, I stand affected to her. selts after dinner; when you looked sadly, it was Speed, I would you were set; so, your af.

for want of money: and now you are meta- fection would cease.
morphosed with a mistress, that, when I look Val. Last night she enjoined me to write
on you, I can hardly think you my inaster. some lines to one she loves.

Pal. Are all these things perceived in me? Speed. And have you?
Speed. They are all perceived without you. Val. I have.
Val. Withont mie? They cannot....

Speed. Are they not lamely writ? Speed. Without you? nay, that's certain, Val. No, boy, but as well as I can do for, without you were sn sivuple, none else them :-Peace, here she comes. would: but you are so without these follies,

Enter SILVIA. that these follies are within you, and shine larongh you like the water in an urinal; that Speed. O excellent motiong! () exceeding not an eye, that sees you, but is a physician to puppet! now will be interprei to her. comment on your malady.

Val. Madami and mistress, a thousand good. Val. But, tell me, dost thou know my lady morrows.

Speed. 0, 'give you good even! here's a, Speed. She, that you gaze on so, as she sits million of månners.

(A side. at supper ?

Sil. Sir Valentine and servant, to you two Val. Hast thou observed that? even she I thousand.

Speed. He should give her interest; and Speed. Wby, sir, I know her not. S',, she gives it him.

[letter, Val. Dost thou know her by iny gazing on Val. As you enjoin'd me, I have writ your her, and yet know'st her not.

Unto the secret nameless friend of yours ; Speed. Is she not hard favorired, sir? Which I was much willing to proceed in, Val. Not so fair, boy, as well favoured. But for my duty to your ladyship, Speed. Sir, I know that well enough. Sil. I thank yon, gentle servant: 'tis very Val. What dost thou know?

clerkly || done. • Under a regimen.' 'Allhallowmas. Whipped. ♡ A puppet-show. || Like a scholar.

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And yet,

Val. Now trust me, madam, it came hardly | For often you have writ to her; and she, in For, being ignorant to whom it goes, (off; modesty,

[again reply, I writ at random, very doubtfully.

Or else for want of idle time, could not Sil. Perchance you think too much of so Or fearing else some messenger, that might much pains ?

(write, her mind discover, [unto her lover.Val. No, madam; so it stead you, I will Herself hath taught her love himself to write Please you command, a thousand times as all this I speak in print; for in print I found

(much: Why muse you, sir?.'tis dinner-time. [it.Sil. A pretty period! Well, I guess the sequel;

Val. I have dined. Aad

yet I will not name it:-and yet I care Speed. Ay, but hearken, sir: though the canot ;

meleon Love can feed on the air, I am one that And yet take this again ;-and yet I thank you; am nourished by my victuals, and would fain Meaning henceforth to trouble you no more. have meat: 0, be not like your mistress; be Speed. And yet you will; and yet another moved, be moved.

(Exeunt. yet.


Val. What means your ladyship? do you
not like it?

Verona. A room in Julia's House.
Sil. Yes, yes; the lines are very quaintly writ: Enter PROTEUS and JULIA.
But since unwillingly, take them again : Pro. Have patience, gentle Julia.
Nay, take them.

Jul. I must, where is no remedy.
Val. Madam, they are for you.

Pro. When possibly I can, I will return. Sil. Ay, ay; youwritthem, sir, at my request : Jul. If you turn not, you will return the But I will none of them; they are for you:

sooner: I would have had them writ more movingly: Keep this remembrance for thy Julia's sake. Val. Please you, I'll write your ladyship

(Giving a ring. another.

[it over : Pro. Why then we'll make exchange'; here, Sil. And, when it's writ, for my sake read take you this. And, if it please you, so; if not, why; 80. Jul. And seal the bargain with a holy kiss.

Val. If it please me, madam! what then? Pro. Here is my hand for my true constancy; Sit. Why, if it please you, take it for your And when that hour o'er slips me in the day, labour;

Wherein I sigh not, Julia, for thy sake, And so good-morrow, servant. (Erit Silvia. The next ensuing hour some foul mischance

Speed. O jest unseen, inscrutable, invisible, Torment me for my love's forgetfulness ! As a nose on a man's face, or a weathercock | My father stays my coming; answer not; on a steeple!

The tide is now: nay, not the tide of tears; My master sues to her; and she hath taught That tide will stay me longer than I shoulů; her suitor,

[Exit JULIA. He being her pupil, to become her tutor. Julia, farewell. What!gone without a word ? O excellent device! 'was there ever heard a Ay, so true love should do: it cannot speak; better?

[write the letter? For truth hath better deeds, than words, to That my master, being scribe, to himself


grace it. Val. How dow, sir? what are you reason

Enter PANTHINO. ing with yourself? Speed. Nay, I was rhyming; 'tis

Pan. Sir Proteus, you are staid for. have the reason.

Pro. Go; I come, I come Val. To do what?

Alas ! this.parting strikes poor lovers dumb. Sp. To be a spokesman from madam Silvia.

[Exeunt. Val. To whom?

SCENE III. The same. A Street. Speed. To yourself; why, she wooes you by

Enter LAUNCE, leading a dog. a figure. Val. What figure?

Laun. Nay, 'twill be this hour ere I have Speed. By a letter, I should say.

done weeping; all the kindt of the Launces Val. Why, she hath not writ to me?

have this very fault: I have received my proSpeed. What need she, when she hath made portion, like the prodigious son, and am going you write to yourself? Why, do you not per- with sir Proteus to the Imperial's court. ceive the jest?

think Crab my dog be the sourest-natured dog Val. No, believe me.

that lives: my mother weeping, my fathe Speed. No believing you indeed, sir: But wailing, my sister crying, oor maid howling did you perceive her earnest?

our cat wringing her hands, and all our hous Val.She gave me none,except anangryword. in a great perplexity, yet did not this crue Speed. Why, she hath given you a letter.

hearted cur shed one tear: he is a stone, a ver Val. That's the letter I writ to her friend. pebble-stone, and has no more pity in bin

Speed. And that letter bath she deliver'd, than a dog : a Jew would have wept to hav and there an end..

seen our parting; why, my grandam havin Val. I would, it were no worse.

no eyes, look you, wept herself blind at m Speed, I'll warrant you, 'lis as well ; parting. Nay, I'll show you the manner of it • There's the conclusion.

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you that

dog :-no,

This sboe is my father;-oo, this left shoe is Thu. Seem you that you are not?
my father ;--no, no, this left shoe is my mo- Vul. Haply I, I do.
ther;-nay, that cannot be so neither;-yes, it Thu. So do counterfeits.
is so, it is so; it hath the worser sole; This

Fal. So do you.
shoe, with the hole in it, is my mother, and Thu, What seem I, that I am not?
this my father ; A vengeance on't! there 'tis : Val, Wise.
now, sir, this staff is my sister; for, look you,

Thu, What instance of the contrary? she is as white as a lily, and as small as a

Val. Yonr folly. wand: this hat is Nan, our maid; I am the

Thu. And how quoteộ you my folly ? the dog is himself, and I am the Val. I quote it in your jerkin. dog, -0, the dog is me, and I am myself; ay, Thu. My jerkin is a doublet. 50, 80. Now come I to my father; Father, Val. Well, then, I'll double your folly. your blessing ; now should not the shoe speak - Thu. How? a word for weeping; now should I kiss my Sil. What, angry, sir Thurio? do you father; well, he weeps on :-now come I to change colonr? iny mother, (0, that she could speak now!) Val. Give him leave, madam; he is a kind like a wood * woman ;-well, I kiss her ;-) of cameleon. why there 'tis ; here's my mother's breath up

Thu. That hath more mind to feed on your and down : now come † to my sister; mark blood, than live in your air. the moan she makes: now the dog all this Val. You have said, sir. while sheds not a tear, nor speaks a word; Thu. Ay, sir, and done too, for this time. but see how I lay the dust with my tears. Val. I know it well, sir ; you always end Enter PANTHI NO.

ere you begin. Pan. Launce, away, away, aboard; thy quickly shot off.

Sil. A fine volley of words, gentlemen, and master is shipped, and thou art to post after *with oars. What's the matter? why weepest

Val. 'Tisindeed, madam; we thank thegiver.

Sil. Who is that, servant? thon, man? Away, ass; you will lose the tide,

Val. Yourself, sweet lady; for you gave if you tarry any longer. Ja. It is no matterifthe tyd were lost; for it the fire: sir

Thurio borrows his wit from your is the unkinlest ty'd that ever any man tyd. Ladyship's looks, and spends what he borrons, Pan, What's the unkindest tide?

kindly in your company;

Thu. Sir, if you spend word for word with La. Why, he that'sty'd here; Crab, my dog. Pan. Tut, man, I mean thou'll lose the food; me, I shall make your wit bankrupt.

Val. I know it well, sir : you have an exand, in losing the flood, lose thy voyage; and, in cheqner of words, and, I think, no other trealosing thy voyage, lose thy master; and,in losing thy master, lose thy service; and, in losing thy by their bare liver ies, that they live by your

sure to give your followers; for it appears service, -Why dost thou stop my mouthi?

bare words. La. Por fear thou should'st lose thy tongue. Pan. Where should I lose my tongue?

Sil. No more, gentlemen, no more; here Laun. In thy tale.

comes my father. Pan. In thy tail?

Enter DUKE. Laun. Lose the tide, and the voyage, and

Duke. Now, daughter Silvia, you are hard the master, and the service? The tide ! - Why,

beset. man, if the river were dry, I am able to fill i Sir Valentine, your father's in good health :

my tears ; if the wind were down, I could What say you to a letter from your friends drive the boat with my sighs.

Of much good news? Pan. Come, come away, man; I was sent Val.

My lord, I will be thankful Juun. Sir, call me what thou darest.

To any happy messenger from thence.

Duke. Know you Don Antonio, your Pan. Wilt thou go? Laun. Well, I will go.

countryman? [Exeunt.

Val.Ay, my good lord, I know the gentleman SCENE IV.

To be of worth, and worthy estimation,

And not without desert so well reputed., Milan. An Apartment in the Duke's Palace. Duke. Hath he not a son? Enter VALENTINE, Silvia, THURIO, Vul. Ay, my good lord; a son, that well de. and SPEED.

The honour and regard of such a father, [serves

Duke. You know him well? [infancy

Val. I knew him as myself; for from our Speed. Master, sir Thurio frowns on you.

Wehaveconvers’d,and spentour hourstogether: Val. Ay, boy, it's for love.

And though myself have been an idle truant,

Omitting the sweet benefit of time, Val. Of my mistress then.

To clothe mine age with angel-like perfection; Speed. 'Twere good, you knocked him. Yet hath șir Proteus, for that's his name, Nil. Servant, you are sad ,

Made use and fair advantage of his days;
Vul. Indeed, madam, I seem so.



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His head unmellow'd, but his judgment ripe ; | I'll leave you to confer of home-affairs;
And, in a word, (for far behind his worth When you havedone,we look to hear from you.
Come all the praises that I now bestow,) Pro. We'll both attend upon your ladyship.
He is complete in feature, and in mind,

[Exeunt SILVIA, THURIO, and SPEED. With all good grace to grace a gentleman. Vul. Now, tell me, how do all from whence Duke. Beshrew * me, sir, but, if he make

yon came? (much coinmended. He is as worthyforan empress'love, (this good, Pro. Your friends are well, and have them As meet to be an emperor's counsellor.

Val. And how do yours? Well, sir; this gentleman is come to me,


I left them all in health, With commendation from great potentates; Val. How does your lady? and how thrives And here he means to spend his time a-while: I think, 'tis no unwelcome news to you.

Pro. My tales of love were wont to weary Val. Should I have wish'd a thing, it had you; been he.

(worth; I know, you joy not in a love-discourse. Duke. Welcome him then according to his Val. Ay, Proteas, but that life is alter'd now: Silvia, I speak to you; and you, sir Thurio:- I have done penance for contemning love; For Valentine, I need not 'citet him to it; Whose high imperious thonghts have punish'd I'll send him hither to you presently. With bitter fasts, with penitential groans, (me

(Exit Duke. With nightly tears, and daily heart sore sighs; i Val. This is the gentleman, I told your For, in revenge of my contempt of love, ladyship

(tress Love hath chac'd sleep from my enthralled Had come along with me, but that his mis

(sorrow. Did hold his eyes lock'd in her crystal looks. And made them watchers of mine own heart's

Sil. Belike, that now she hath enfranchis'd| O, gentle Proieus, love's a mighty lord; Upou some other pawn for fealty. [them And hath so humbled me, as I confess, val. Nay, sure, I think, she holds them | There is no woe to his correction, prisoners still.

(being blind, Nor, to his service, no such joy on earth! Sil: Nay, then he should be blind; and, Now, no discourse, except it be of love; How could he see his way to seek ont you? Now can I break my fast, dine, sup, and sleep, Val. Why, lady, love hath twenty pair of Upon the very naked name of love. eyes.

{all. Pro. Enough; I read your fortune in your Thu. They say, that love hath not an eye at Was this the idol that you worship so?

Val. To see such lovers, Thurio, as yourself; Val. Even she; and is she not a heavenly Upon a homely object love can wink.


Pro. No; but she is an earthly paragon.
Enter PROTEUs.

Val. Call her divine.
Sil. Have done, have done; here comes the Pro.

I will not flatter her. gentleman.

(heseech you, Val. O, flatter me; for love delights in Val. Welcome, dear Protens ! - Mistress, I praises.

(pills; Confirm his welcome with some special favour. Pro. When I was sick, you gave me bitter Sil. His worth is warrant for his welcome And I must minister the like to yon. hither,

Val. Then speak the trnth by her; if not If this be he you oft have wish'd to hear from. Yet let her be a principality, (divine,

Val. Mistress, it is : sweet lady, entertain him Sovereign to all the creatures on the earth. To be my fellow-servant to your ladyslip. Pro. Except my mistress. Sil. Too low a mistress for so high a servant. Vul.

Sweet, except not any; Pro. Not so, sweet lady; but too mean a Except thou wilt except against my love. servant

Pro. Have I not reason to preier mine own! To have a look of such a worthy mistress. Val. And I will help thee to prefer ber too:

Val. Leave off discourse of disability :- She shall be dignified with this high bonoar,Sweet lady, entertain him for your servant. To bear my lady's train; lest the base earth

Pro. My duty will I boast of, nothing else. Should from her vesture chance to steal a kiss, Sil. And duty never yet did want bis meed; And, of so great a favour growing proud, Servant, you are welcome to a worthless mis- Disdain to root the summer-swelling Rower,

And inake rough winter everlastingly. Pro. I'll die on him that says so, but yourself. Pro. Why, Valentine, what braggardism is Sil. That you are welcome?


(nothing Pro. No; that you are worthless. Val. Pardon me, Proteus: all I can, is

To her, whose worth nakes other worthies
Enter Servant.
She is alope.

(nothing; Ser. Madam, my lord your father would Pro. Then let her alone. [mine owo; speak with yon.

Val. Not for the world: why, man, she is Sil. I'll wait upon his pleasure. (Exit Serv. And I as rich in 'having such a jewel,

Come, sir Thurio, As'twenty seas, if all their sand were pearl, Go with me :-Once more, new servant, wel. The water nectar, and the rocks pure gold. come:

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Because thou seest me dote upon my love. Speed. Why, then, how stands the matter My foolish rival, that her father likes,

with them? Only for his possessions are so huge,

Laun. Marry, thus; when it stands well Is gone with her along; and I must after, with him, it stands well with her. For love, thou know'st, is full of jealousy. Speed. What an ass art thou! I understand Pro. But she loves you ?

thee not. Val.

Ay, and we are betroth'd ; Laun. What a block art thou, that thou Nay, more, our marriage hour,

canst not! My staff understands me. With all the cunning manner of our flight, Speed. What thou sayst? Determin’d of: how I must climb ber window; Laun. Ay, and what I do too: look thee, The ladder made of cords; and all the means I'll but lean, and my staff understands me. Plotted ; and 'greed on, for my happiness. Speed. It stands under thee, indeed. Good Proteus, go with me to my chamber, Laun. Why, stand under and understand is In these affairs to aid me with thy counsel,

Pro. Go on before; I shall inquire you Speed. But tell me true, will't be a match? I must unto the road, to disembark (forth: Laun. Ask my dog: if he say, ay, it will; Some necessaries that I needs must use; if he say, no, it will; if he shake his tail, and And then I'll presently attend you.

say nothing, it will. Val. Will you make haste?

Speed. The conclusion is, then, that it will. Pro. I will.

[Exit VAL. Lauw. Thou shalt never get such a secret Even as one heat another heat expels, from me, bnt by a parable. (ir as one nail by strength drives out another, Speert. 'Tis well that I get it so. But, So the remembrance of my former love Launce, low say'st thon, that thy master is be: Is by a newer object quite forgotten.

coine a notable lover? Is it mine eye, or Valentinns' praise,

Lann. I never knew him otherwise. Her true perfection, or my false transgression, Sperd. Than how? That makes me, reasonless, to reason thus? Laun. A notable lubber, as thou reportest She's fair; and so is Julia, that I love;

him to be. That I did love, for now my love is thaw'd ; Spied. Why, thou whoreson ass, thou misWhich, like a waxen image 'gainst a fire,

takest me. Bears no impression of the thing it was. Laun. Why, fool, I meant not ee; I Methinks my zeal to Valentine is cold; meant thy master. And that I love him not, as I was wont : Speed. I tell thee, my master is become a O! but I love his lady too, too much ;

hot lover. And that's the reason I love him so little. Laur. Why, I tell thee, I care not thongh How shall I dote on her with more advice*, he burn himself in love. If thou wilt go with That thns withont advice begin to love her? me to the ale-house, so; if not, thou art an 'Tis but her picture I have yet beheld, Hebrew, a Jew, and not worth the name of a And that hath dazzled my reason's light; Christian. Bat when I look on her perfections,

Spred. Why? There is no reason but I shall be blind.

Loun. Because thou hast not so much chaIf I can check my erring love, I will; rity in thee, as to go to the ale with a Chris. If not, to compass her I'll use my skill. [Exit. tian : Wilt ihou go? SCENE V. The same.

(Exeunt. Speed. At thy service.

A street.
Enter Speed and LAUNCE.

SCENE VI. The same. An Apartment

in the Palace. Spred. Launce! by mine honesty, welcome to Milan.

Enter PROTEUS. Laun. Porswear not thyself, sweet yonth; Pro. To leave my Julia, shall I be forsworn; for I am not welcome. I reckon this always - To love fair Silvia, shall I be forsworn; that a man is never undone, till he be hanged ; To wrong my friend, I shall be much forsworn; nor never welcome to a place, till some cer. And even that power which gave me first my tain shot be paid, and the hostess say, welcome. Provokes me to this threefold perjary. (oath,

Speed. Come on, you mad-cap, I'll to the Love bade meswear,and love bids meforswear: alchouse with yon presently; where, for one O sweet-suggesting t love, if thou hast sinn'd, shot of five pence, thou shalt have five thou- Teach me, thy tempted subject, to excuse it. sand welcomes. But, sirrah, how did thy At first I did adore a twinkling star, master part with madam Julia?

But now I worship a celestial sun. Laun. Marry, after they closed in earnest, Unheedful vows may heedfully be broken; they parted very fairly in jest.

And he wants wit, that wants resolved will Speed. But shall she marry him?

To learn bis wit to exchange the bad for better. Laun. No.

Fie, fie, unreverend tongue! to call her bad, Speed. How then? Shall he marry her? Whose sovereignty so oft thou hast preferr'd Laun. No, neither.

With twenty thousand soul-confirming oaths. Speed. What are they broken?

Icannot leave to love, and yet I do ; Laun. No, they are both as whole as a fish.) But there I leave to love, where I should love. • On further knowledge.

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