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She shall not long continue love to him. Write till your ink be dry; and with your tears
But say, this weed her love from Valentine, Moist it again; and frame some feeling line,
It follows not that she will love sir Thario. That may discover such integrity :-
Thu. Therefore, as you unwind her love For Orpheus'lute was strong with poets’sinews;
from him,

Whose golden touch could soften steel and Lest it should ravel, and be good to none,

stones, You must provide to bottom it on me: Make tigers tame, and huge leviathans Which must be done, by praising me as much Forsake unsounded deeps to dance on sands. As you in worth dispraise sir Valentine. After your dire-lamenting elegies, Duke. And, Proteus, we dare trust you in Visit by night your lady's chamber-window this kind;

With some sweet concert: to their instruments Because we know, on Valentine's report, Tune a deploring dumpt; the pight's dead You are already love's firm votary,

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(grievance. And cannot soon revolt and change your mind. Will well become such sweet complaining Upon this warrant shall you have access, This, or else nothing, will inherit her. Where you with Silvia may confer at large; Duke. This discipline shows thou hast beep For she is lumpish, heavy, melancholy,

in love. And, for your friend's sake, will be glad of you; Thu. And thy advice this night I'll put in Where you maytemper her,by your persuasion, practice; To hate young Valentine, and love my friend. Therefore, sweet Proteus, my direction-giver,

Pro. As much as I can do, I will effect:- Let us into the city presently, But you, sir Thorio, are not sharp enough; To sort I some gentlemen well skill'd in music: You inust lay lime *, to tangle her desires, I have a sonnet, that will serve the turn, By wailful sonnets, whose composed rhymes To give the onset to thy good advice. Should be full fraught with serviceable vows. Duke. About it, gentlemen. [supper : Duke. Ay, much the force of heaven-bred Pro. We'll wait upon your grace till after роеву.

And afterward determine our proceedings. Pro. Say, that upon the altar of her beauty Duke. Even now about it; I will pardon You sacrifice your tears, your sighs, your heart: you.

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ACT IV. SCENE I. A Forest, near Mantua. If crooked fortune had not thwarted me.

1 Out. What, were you banish'd thence? Enter certain OUTLAWS.

Val. I was. 1 Out. Fellows, stand fast; I see a passenger.

2 Out. For what offence? [rehearse : 2 Out. If there be ten, shrink not, but down

Val. For that which now torments nie to with 'em.

I kill'd a man, whose death I much repent; Enter VALENTINE and SPEED.

But yet I slew him manfully in fight,

Without false vantage, or base treachery. 3 Out. Stand, sir, and throw us that you 1 Out. Why ne'er repent it,if it were done so: have about you;

But were you banish'd for so small a fault? If not, we'll make you sit, and rifle you. Vul. I was, and held me glad of such a doom. Speed. Sir, we are undone! these are the 1 Out. Have you the tongues || ? villains

Val. My youthful travel therein made me That all the travellers do fear so much. Or else I often had been miserable. [happy ; Val. My friends,

[mies. 3 Out. By the bare scalp of Robin Hood's 1 Out. That's not so, sir; we are your ene- fat friar, 2 Out. Peace; we'll hear him.

This fellow, were a king for our wild faction. 3 Out. Ay, by my beard, will we;

1 Out. We'll have him: sirs, a word. For he's a proper g man.

[to lose; Speed. Master, be one of them; Val. Then know, that I have little wealth It is an honourable kind of thievery, A man I am, cross'd with adversity:

Val. Peace, villain!

(take to? My richies are these poor habiliments,

2 Out. Tell us this: Have you any thing to Of which if you should here disfurnish me, Val. Nothing, but my fortune. [tlemen, You take the sum and substance that I have. 3 Out. Know, then, that some of us are gen. 2 Out. Whither travel you?

Such as the fory of angovern'd youth Val. To Verona.

Thrust from the company of awfulf men ; I Out. Whence came you?

Myself was from Verona banished, Val. From Milan.

For practising to steal away a lady, 3 Out. Have you long sojourn'd there? An heir, and near allied unto the duke. Val. Some sixteen months; and longer 20ut. And I from Mantua, for a gentleman, might have staid,

Whom,in my mood**, I stabb’d unto the heart. # Birdlime. † Mournful elegy.

# Choose out. ♡ Well-looking, || Languages.

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1 Out. And I, for such like petty crimes as Enter Host, at a distance; and Julia in these.

boy's clothes. But to the purpose,- (for we cite our faults, Post. Now, my young guest! methinks That they may hold excus'd our lawless lives,) you're allycholly ; I pray you, why is it? And, partly, seeing you are beautified

Jul. Marry, mine host, because I cannot be With goodly shape; and by your own report merry: A linguist; and a man of such perfection, Host. Come, we'll have you merry : I'll As we do in our quality much want;- bring you where you shall hear music, and see 2 Out. Indeed, because you are a banish'd the gentleman that you ask'd for. man,

Jül. But shall I hear him speak? Therefore, above the rest, we parley to you:

Host. Ay, that you shall. Are you content to be our general ?

Jul. That will be music. [Music plays. To make a virtue of necessity,

Host. Hark! hark ! And live, as we do, in this wilderness?

Jul. Is be among these?
3 Out. What say'st thou ? wilt thou be of our Host. Ay: but peace, let's hear 'em,
consórt?

SONG.
Say, ay, and be the captain of us all :
We'll do thee homage, and be rul'd by thee, Who is Silvia? What is she,
Love thee as our commander, and our king.

That all our swuins commend her? 1 Out. But if thou scorn our courtesy,

thou

Holy, fair, and wise is she; diest.

The heavens such grace did lend her, 2 Out. Thou shalt not live to brag what we That she might admired be.

have offer'd. Val. I take your offer, and will live with you;

Is she kind, as she is fuir ? Provided that you do no outrages

For beauty lires with kindness : On silly women, or poor passengers.

Love doth to her eyes repair, 3 Out. No, we detest sach vile base practices.

To help him of his blindness;
Come, go with us, we'll bring thee to our crews,

And, being help'ı, inhabits there.
And show thee all the treasure we have got; Then to Silvia let us sing,
Which, with ourselves, all rest at thy dispose. That Silvia is excelling;

[Exeunt. She excels each mortal thing, SCENE II. Milan. Court of the Palace. Upon the dull earth dwelling :

To her let us garlands bring.
Enter PROTEUS.
Pro. Already have I been false to Valentine,

Host. How now ? are you sadder than you And now I must be as unjust to Thnrio.

were before ? Under the colour of commending him,

How do you, man?the music likes you not. I have access my own love to prefer ;

Jul. ou mistake;the musician likes me not. But Silvia is too fair, too true, too holy,

Host. Why, my pretty youth? To be corrupted with my worthless gists.

Jul. He plays false, father. When I protest true loyalty to her,

Host. How? out of tune on the strings ? She twits me with my falsehood to my friend;

Jul. Not so; but yet so false that he grieveske When to her beauty I commend my vows,

my very heart-strings. She bids me think, how I have been forsworn

Host. You have a quick ear. In breaking faith with Julia whom I lov'd : Jul. Ay, I would I were deaf! it makes me And, not withstanding all her sydslen quips, have a slow heart. The least whereof would quell a lover's bope,

Host. I perceive, you delight not in music. Yet, spaniel-like, the more shesparns my love,

Jul, Not a whit, when it jars so. The more it grows and fawneth on her still. Host. Hark,what fine change is in the music! But here comes Thurio : now must we to her Jul. Ay; that change is the spite. window,

Host. You would have them always play And give some evening music to her ear.

but one thing?

Jul. I would always have one play but one Enter THÜRIO, and Musicians.

thing. But, host, doth this sir Proteus, that we Thu. How now, sir Proteus? are you crept talk on, often resort unto this gentlewoman? before us?

(love Hosi. I tell you wbat Launce, his man, told Pro. Ay, gentle Thurjo; for, you know, that me, he loved her out of all nickt. Will creep in service where it cannot go.

Jul. Where is Launce ? Thu. Ay, but, I hope, sir, that you love not

Host. Gone to seek his dog; which, 10-mor. here.

row, by his master's command, he must carry Pro. Sir, but I do; or else I would be hence. for a present to his lady. Thu, Whom? Silvia ?

Jui. Peace! stand aside! the company parts. Pro. Ay, Silvia,--for your sake.

Pro. Sir Thurio, fear not you! I will so plead, i Thu. I thank you for your own. Now, gen- That you shall say, my cunning drift excels. tlemen,

Thu. Where meet we? Let's tone, and to it lustily a while.

Pro. At Saint Gregory's well.

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Passionate reproaches.

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morrow.

Thư, Farewell.

Jul. Not so; but it hath been the longest night [Exeunt TAURIO and Musicians, That e'er I watch'd, and the most heaviest. SILVIA appears above, at her window.

[Exeunt. Pro. Madam, good even to your la lyship.

SCENE III. The same. Sil. I thank you for your music, gentlemen:

Enter EGLAMOUR. Who is that, that spake?

[truth, Egl. This is the hour that madam Silvia Pro. One, lady, if yon knew his pure heart's Entreated me to call, and know her mind ; You'd quickly learn to know him by his voice. There's some great matter she'd employ me Sil. Sir Proteus, as I take it.

Madam, madam!

[in.Pro. Sir Proteus, gentle lady, and your serSil. What is your will?

[vant.

Silvia appears above, at her windou. Pro. That I may compass yours.

Sil.

Who calls ? Sil. You have your wish; my will is even Egl. Your servant, and your friend; this,

One that attends your ladyship's command. That presently you hie you home to bed. Sil. Sir Eglamour, a thousand times good Thou subtle, perjur'd, false, disloyal man! Think'st thou, I am so shallow, so conceitless, Egl. As many, worthy lady, to yourself. To be seduced by thy flattery,

According to your ladyship's imposet, That bast deceiv'd so many with thy vows? I am thus early come, to know what service Return, return, and make thy love amends. It is your pleasure to command me in. For me,-by this pale queen of night I swear, Sil. O Èglamour, thou art a gentleman, I am so far from granting thy request, (Think not, I fatter, for, I swear, I do not,) That I despise thee for thy wrongful suit; Valiant, wise, remorsefult, well accomplish'l. And by and by intend to chide inyself, Thou art not ignorant, what dear good will Even for this time I spend in talking to thee. I bear unto the banish'd Valentine;

Pro. I grant, sweet love, that I did love a Nor how my father would enforce me marry But she is dead.

[lady; Vain Thurio, who my very soul abhorr'd. Jul. 'I'were false, if I should speak it; Thyself hast lov'd; and I have heard thee say, For, I am sure, she is not buried. [Aside. No grief did ever come so near thy heart,

sil. Say that she be; yet Valentine, thy As when thy lady and thy true love died,
Survives; to whom, thyself art witness, [friend, Upon whose grave thou vow'dst pure chastity.
I am betroth'd: And art thou not asham'd Sir Eglamour, I would to Valentine,
To wrong him with thy importúnacy? To Mantua, where, I hear, he makes abode;
Pro. I likewise hear, that Valentine is dead. And, for the ways are dangerous to pass,

Sil. And so, suppose, am I; for in his grave I do desire thy worthy company,
Assure thyself, my love is buried.

Upon whose faith and honour I repose. Pro. Sweet lady, let me rake it from the Urge not my father's anger, Eglaniour, earth.

[thence; But think upon my grief, a lady's griet'; Sil. Go to thy lady's grave, and call her's And on the justice of my flying hence, Or, at the least, in her's sepulchre thine. To keep me from a most unholy match, Jul. He heard not that.

(Aside. Which heaven and fortune still reward with Pro. Madam, if your heart be so obdurate, plagues. Voochsafe me yet your picture for my love, I do desire thee, even from a heart The picture that is hanging in your chamber; As full of sorrows as the sea of sands, To that I'll speak, to that I'll sigh and weep: To bear me company, and go with me: Por, since the substance of your perfect self If not, to hide what I have said to thee, Is else devoted, I am but a shadow:

That I may venture to depart alone. And to your shadow I will make true love, Egl. Madam, I pity much your grievances ; Jul. If’twere a substance, yon would, sure, Which since I know they virtuously are plac'd, deceive it, i

I give consent to go along with you;
And make it but a shadow, as I am. [Aside. Recking; as little what betideth me,

Sil. I am very loth to be your idol, sir ; As much I wish all good befortune you.
But since your falsehood shall become you well When will you go 3
To worship shadows, and adore false shapes, Sil.

This evening coming.
Send to me in the morning, and I'll send it : Egl. Where shall I meet you?
And so good rest.

Sil.

At triar Patrick's cell, Pro.

As wretches bave o'ernight, Where I intend holy confession. That wait for execution in the morn.

Egl. I will not fail your ladyship: (Exeunt PROTEUS; and Silvia from Good morrow, gentle lady: above.

Sit. Good morrow, kind sir Eglamour. Jul. Host, will you go?

[Exeunt. Host. By my hailidum*, I was fast asleep.

SCENE IV. The same. jul. Pray you, where lies sir Proteus ? Host. Marry, at my house: Trust me, I

Enter LAUNCE, with his dog, ; think, 'tis almost day.

Laun. When a man's servant sball play the • Holy dame, blessed lady. + Injunction, commando - Pitiful, Caring.

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cur with him, look you, it goes hard : one that I Pro. Go, get thee hence, and find my dog brought up of a puppy'; one that I saved from Or ne'er return again into my sight. (again, drowning, when three or four of his blind bro- Away, I say : Stay'st thou to vex me here? thers and sisters went to it! I have taught him- A slave, that, still an end t, turns me to shame. even as one would say precisely, Thus I would

[Exit LAUNCE. teach a dog. I was sent to deliver him, as Sebastian, I have entertained thee, a present to mistress Silvia, from my master; Partly, that I have need of such a youth, and I came no sooner into the dining-cham: That can with some discretion do my business, ber, but he steps me to her trencher, and For 'tis no trusting to yon foolish lowt;, steals her capon's leg. 0, 'tis a foul thing, But, chiefly, for thy face, and thy behaviour; when a cur cannot keep* himself in all com- Which (if my augury deceive me not) panies! I would have, as one shonld say, one Witness good bringing up, fortune, and truth : that takes upon him to be a dog indeed, to be, Therefore know thou, for this I entertain thee. as it were, a dog at all things. If had not Go presently, and take this ring with thee, had more wit than he, to take a fault upon me Deliver it to madam Silvia: that he did, I think verily he had been hanged She loved me well, deliver'd it to me. for't; sure as I live, he had suffered for't: you Jul. It seems, you loved her not, to leave shall judge. He thrusts me himself into the She's dead, belike.

[her token : company of three or four gentlemen-like dogs,

Pro.

Not so; I think, she lives. under the duke's table: he had not been there Jul. Alas! (bless the mark) a pissing while; but all the Pro, Why dost thou cry, alas? chainber smelt him. Out with the dog, says Jul. I cannot choose but pity her. one; What our is that? says another; Whip Pro. Wherefore should'st thou pily lier ? him out, says the third; Hang him up, says Jul. Because, methinks, that she loved you the the duke. I, having been acquainted with As you do love your lady Silvia : (as well the smell before, knew it was Crab; and goes She dreams on him, that has forgot her love; me to the fellow that whips the dogs: Friend, You dote on her, that cares not for your love. quoth I, you mean to whip the dog ? Ay, 'T'is pity, love should be so contrary ; marry, do 1, quoth he. You do him the more And thinking on it makes me cry, alas!, wrong, quoth 1; 'twas I did the thing you Pro. Well, give her thatring, and therewithal di wot of. He makes me no more ado, but whips This letter;-that's chamber.-Tell mylady, ine out of the chamber. How many masters I claim the promise for her heavenly picture. would do this for their servant? Nay, I'll be Your message done, hie home unto mychamber, sworn, I have sat in the stocks for puddings Where thou shalt find me sad and solitary. he hath stolen, otherwise he had been exe

(Exit Proteus. libero cuted: I have stood on the pillory for geese

Jul. How inany women would do such a he hath killed, otherwise he had suffered for't: message? thou think'st not of this now !-Nay, I rememn- Alas, poor Proteus ! thou hast entertain'd ber the trick you served me, wben I took my A fox, to be the shepherd of thy lambs : leave of madam Silvia ; did not I bid thee stiil Alas, poor fool! why do I pity him mark me, and do as I do? When didst thou That with his very heart despiseth me? see me heave up my leg, and make water Because he loves her, he despiseth me; against a gentlewoman's farthingale? didst thou Because I love him, I must pity him. ever see me do such a trick?

This ring I gave him, when he parted from me, kaip Enter PROTEUS and JULIA,

To bind him to remember my good will: Pro. Sebastian is thy name? I likethee well, And now am I (uvhappy messenger) And will employ thee in some service presently. To plead for that, which I would not obtain; the

Jul.In what you please ;-Iwilldo what Ican. To carry that which I would have refus'd; Pro. I hope, thou wilt.-How now, you Topraise his faith,which Iwould have disprais'd.

whoreson peasant ? [TO LAUNCB. I ain my master's true confirmed love; Where have you been these two days loitering? But cannot be true servant to my master,

Laun. Marry, sir, I carried mistress Silvia Valess I prove false traitor to myself. the dog you bade me.

Yet I will wou for him: but yet so coldly,[speed. Pro. And what says she, to my little jewel? As, heaven, it knows, I would not have him Laun. Marry, she says, your dog was a

Enter Silvia, attended. cur; and tells you, currish thanks is good Gentlewoman,good day! I pray you, be mymean enough for such a present.

To bring mewhere to speak with madam Silvia. Pro. But she received my dog?

Sil. What would you with her, if that l be she? Laun. No, indeed, she did not: here have Jul. If you be shé, I do entreat your patience I brought him back again.

To hear me speak the message I am sent on. Pro. What, didst thou offer her this from me? Sil. From whom?

Laun. Ay, sir; the other squirrel was stolen Jul. From my master,sir Proteus, madam. from me by the hangman's boys in the mar. Sil. Olhe sends you for a picture ? ket-place: and then I offered her mine own; Jul. Ay, m:adam. who is a dog as big as ten of yours, and there- Sil. Ursula, bring my picture there. fore the gift the greater.

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Go, give your master this : tell him from ine, As if the garment had been made for me; One Julia, that his changing thoughts forget, Therefore, I know she is about my height. Would better fit his chamber than this shadow. And, at that time, I made her weep a-goud +,

Jul. Madam, please you peruse this letter.- For I did play a lamentable part: Pardon me, madam; I have unadvis'd Madam, 'twas Ariadne, passioning Delivered you a paper that I should not ;!1 For Theseus' perjury, and unjnst fight; This is the letter to your ladyship.

Which I so lively acted with my tears, Sil. I pray thee, let me look on that again. That my poor mistress, moved therewithal, Jul. It may not be; good madam, pardourme. Wept bitterly; and, would I might be dead, Sil. There, hold. 1

If I in thought felt not her very sorrow! I will not look upon your master's lines : Sit. She is beholden to thee, gentle youth! I koow, they are stutt'd with protestations, Alas, poor lady! desolate and left! And full of new-found oaths, wbich he will I weep myself, to think upon thy words. As easily as I do tear his paper. (break Here, youth, there is my purse; I give thee this Jul. Madam, he sends yourladyship this ring. For thy sweet mistress! sake, because thou lov'st Sil. The more shame for him that he sends it

her. Por, I have heard him say a thousand times, (me; Farewell.

[Exit Silvis. His Julia gave it him at his departure": Jul. And she shall thank you for't, it e'er Though his false finger hath profan'd the ring, you know her. Mine shall not do his Julia so much wrong. A virtuous gentlewoman, mild, and beautiful. Jul. She thanks you."

I hope my master's suit will be but cold, Sil. What say'st thon?

Since she respects my mistress' love so much. Jul. I thank you,madam,that you tender her: Alas, how love can trifle with itself! Poor gentlewoman! my master wrongs her Here is her picture : Let me see; I think, Sil. Dost thou know her?

(much. If I had such a tires, this face of mine. Jul. Almost as well as I do know myself: Were full as lovely as is this of hers: To think apon her woes, I do protest, And yet the painter flatter'd her a little, | That I have wept an hundred several times. Unless I flatter with myself too much... Sil. Belike, she thinks that Proteus hath for-) Her hair is aaburn, mine is perfect yellow: sook her.

(sorrow. If that be all the difference in his love; ! Jul. I think she drith, and that's her cause of I'll get me such a' colour'a periwig, Sil. Is she not passing fair?

Her eyes are grey as glass; and so are mine: Jul. She bath been fairer,madam,than sheis: Ay, but her forehead's low, and mine's as high. When she did think my master lov'd her well, What should it be, that he respects in her, She, in my judgment, was as fair as you ; '; Båt I can make respectiveġ in myself, But since she did weglect' her looking-glass, If this fond love were not á blinded god? And threw her sun expelling mask away, Come, shadow, come, and take this shadow up, The air hath starv'a the roses in her cheeks, For 'tis thy rival. Ó thou senseless form, And pinch'd the lily-tincture of her face, 1 Thou shalt be worshipp d, kiss'd, loy'd, and That now she is become as black as I.

And, were there seuse in his idolatry, (ador’d; Sil. How tall was she?

My substance should be statue in thy stead. Jul. About my stature: for, at Pentecost*, I'll use thee kindly for thy mistress' sake, When all our pageants of delight were play'd, That us'd me so; or else, by Jove I vow, Our youth got me to play the woman's part, I should have scratch'd out your unseeing eyes, And I was trimpi'd in madam Julia's gown, To make my master out of love with thee. Which served me as fit, by all men's judgment,

[Exit.

ACT V.

SCENE I. The same. An Abbey. Egl. Fear not: the forest is not three leagues
Enter EGLAMOUR.

If we recover that, we are sure || enough. (oft; Egl. The son begins to gild the western sky;

[Ereunt.

SCENE II. The same. And now, it is abont the very hour That Silvía, at Patrick's cell, should meet me. An Apartment in the Duke's Palace. She will not fail; for lovers break not hours, Enter TAURIO, Proteus, and JOLIA. Unless it be to come before their time;

Thu. Sir Proteus, what says Silvia to my suit? So much they spur their expedition.

Pro. V, sir, I find her milder than she was; Enter SILVIA.

And yet she takes exceptions at your person. See,where she comes : Lady, a happy evening! Thu. What, that my leg is too long?

Sil. Arnen, amen! go on, good Eglamour! Pro. Nu; that it is too little. Dat at the postern by the abbey wall;

Thů. l'll wear a boot, to make it somewhat I fear, I ani attended by some spies.

rounder." • Whitsuntide. + In good earnest. Head dress. si Ś Respectable. 11 Safe.

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