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Enter H3st, at a distance; and Julia in boy's Sil. Sir Proteus, as I take it. clothes.
Pro. Sir Proteus, gentle lady, and your
servant. Host. Now, my young guest! methinks you're allycholy; I pray you, why is it?
Sil. What is your wil): Jul. Másny, mine host, because I cannot be
Pro. That I may compass yours. merry.
Sil. You have your wish; my w
is even Host. Come, we'll have you merry: I'll bring
this,you where you will hear music, and see the That presently you hie you home to bed. gentleman that you ask'd for.
Thou subtle, perjur’d, talse, disloyal man! Jul. But shall I hear him speak?
Think'st thou, I am so shallow, so co ceitless, Host. Ay, that you shall.
To be seduced by thy flattery, Jul. That will be inusic. [Music plays.
That hast deceiv'd so many with thy vows! Host. Hark! hark!
Return, return, and make thy love am nds. Jul. Is he among these?
For me,--by this pale queen of night I sweae, >st. Ay: but peace, let's hear 'em.
I am so far from granting thy request,
That I despise thee for thy wrongful suit; SONG.
And by and by intend to chide inyself,! Who is Silvia? What is she,
Even for this time I spend in talking to thee. That all our swains commend her ?
Pro. I grant, sweet love, that I did love a Holy, fair, and wise is she ;
But she is dead.
(lady: The heuvens such grace did lend her Jul. 'Twere false if I should speak it; That she might admired be.
For, I am sure, she is not buried. (Aside Is she kind, as she is fuir?
sil. Say, that she be; yet Valentine, thy For beuuty lives with kindness:
friend, Love doth to her eyes repair,
Survives; to whom, thyself art witness,
I am betroth'd: And art thou not asham'd And, being help'd, inhabits there.
To wrong him with thy importúnacy?
Pro. I likewise hear, that Valentine is dead. Then to Silvia let us sing,
Sil. And so, supposé, am I; for in his grave That Silvia is excelling;
Assure thyself, iny love is buried. She excels each mortal thing,
Pro. Sweet lady, let me rake it from the Upon the dull earth dwelling :
earth. To her let us garlands bring.
Sil. Go to thy lady's grave, and call hers Host. How now? are you sadder than you Or, at the least, in hers sepulchre thine,
thence; were before? How do you, man? the music likes you not.
Jul. He heard not that.
(A side, Jul. You mistake; the musician lıkes me not. Vouchsafe me yet your picture for my love,
Pro. Madam, if your heart be so obdurate, lost. Why, my pretty youth ? Jul. He plays false, father.
The picture that is hanging in your chamber ; Flost. How? out of'tune on the strings ?
To that I'll speak, to that I'll sigh and weep: Jul. Not so; but yet so false that he grieves Is else devoted, I am but a shadow;
For, since the substance of your perfect self my very heart-strings. Host. You have a quick ear.
And to your shadow I will make true love.
Jul. It 'twere a substance, you would, sure, Jul. Ay, I would I were deaf! it makes me
deceive it, bave a slow heart.
And make it but a shadow, as I am. [Aside. Host. I perceive, you delight not in music. Jul. Not a whit, when it jars so.
Sil. I am very loath to be your idol, Sir; Host. Hark, what fine change is in the music! But, since your falsehood shall become you
well Jul. Ay; that change is the spite. Host. You would have them always play but send to me in the morning, and I'll send it:
To worship shadows, and adore false shapes, one thing? Jul. I would always have one play but one
And so good rest. thing. But, host, doth this Sir Proteus, that That wait for execution in the morn.
Pro. As wretches have o'er-night, we talk on, often resort unto this gentlewoman? Host. I tell you what Launce, his man, told
(Exeunt PROTEUS; and Silvia from above.
Jul. Host, will you go? ne, he loved her out of all nick.* Jul. Where is Launce?
Host. By my hallidom, I was fast asleep. Host. Gone to seek his dog; which, to-mor
Jul. Pray you, where lies Sir Proteus ? row, by his master's command, he must carry think, 'tis almost day.
Host. Marry, at my house: Trust me, I for a present to his lady, Ju. Peace! stand aside! the company parts.
Jul. Not so; but it hath been the longest Pro. Sir Thurio, fear not you! I will so plead, That e'er I watch’d, and the most heaviest.
night That you shall say, my cunning drift excels. Thu. Where Teet we?
[Exeunt, Pro. At saint Gregory's well.
SCENE III.-The sume. Thu. Farewell.
Enter EGLAMOUR. (Exeunt TauriO und Musicians. Silvia appears above, at her windor'. Egl. This is the hour that madam Silvia
Entreated me to call, and kluw her mind; Pro. Madam, good even to your ladyship.
There's some great mutier she'd employ mo Sil. I thank you for your music, gentlemen: Madam, madam!
(in. Vho is that thai spake? Pro. One, lady, if you knew his pure heart's Silvia appears above, at her window.
Sil. Who calls ?
* Hale dome. Llessed laulx.
al. Your servant, and your friend; says another; Whip him out, says the third De that attends your ladyship's command. Hang him up, says the duke. I, having been sil. Sir Eglamour, a thousand times good acquainted with the smell before, knew it was
Crab; and goes me to the fellow that whips Eg!. As many, worthy lady, to yourself. the dogs : Friend, quoth I, you mean to whip the cording to your ladyship’s impose,* dog? Ay, murry, do 1, quoth he. You do him am thus early come, to know what'service the more wrong, quoth I; 'twas I did the thing is your pleasure to command me in. you wot of. He makes me no more ado, but
Sil. O Eglamour, thou art a gentleman, whips me out of the chamber. How many Think not, I flatter, for, I swear, I do not,). masters would do this for their servant? Nay, Valiant, wise, remorseful,t well accomplish'd. I'll be sworn, I have sat in the stocks for pud Thou art not ignorant, what dear good will dings he hath stolen, otherwise he had been I bear into the banish'd Valentine;
executed: I have stood on the pillory for geese Nor how my father would enforce me marry he hath killed, otherwise he had suffered for't: Vain Thurio, who my very soul abhorrd. thou think'st not of this now!-Nay, I rememThyself hast lov'd;
and I have heard thee say, ber the trick you served me, when I took my Ne grief did ever come so near thy heart, leave of madam Silvia; did not I bid thee still As when thy lady and thy true love died, mark me, and do as I do? When didst thou see Upon whose grave thou vow’dst pure chastity. me heavé up my leg, and make water against Sir Eglamour, I would to Valentine,
a gentlewoman's tartingale ? didst thou ever To Mantua, where I hear he makes abode; see me do such a trick ? And, for the ways are dangerous to pass, I do desire thy worthy company,
Enter Proteus and JULIA. Upon whose faith and honour I repose.
Pro. Sebastian is thy name? I like thee well, Urge not my father's anger, Eglamour, And will employ thee in some service presently, But think upon my griet, a lady's griet';
Jul. In what you please;--I will do what I And on the justice of my flying hence, fo keep me from a most unholy match,
Pro. I hope, thou wilt.—How now, you Which heaven and fortune still reward with
[To Launce. plagues.
Where have you been these two days loitering? I do desire thee, even from a heart
Laun. Marry, Sir, I carried mistress Silvia As full of sorrows as the sea of sands,
the dog you bade me. To bear me company, and go with me:
Pro. And what says she, to my little jewel ? If not, to hide what I have said to thee,
Laun. Marry, she says, your dog was a cur; That I may venture to depart alone.
and tells you, currish thanks is good enough Egl. Madam, I pity much your grievances; for such a present. Which since I know they virtuously are plac'd, Pro. But she received my dog? I give consent to go along with you;
Laun. No, indeed, she did not: here have [ Reckingt as little what betideth me,
brought him back again. As much I wish all good befortune you.
Pro. What, didst thou offer her this from me When will you go?
Laun. Ay, Sir; the other squirrel was stolen Sil. This evening coming.
from me by the hangman's boys in the market. Egl. Where shall I meet you?
place: and then I offered her mine own; who Sit. At friar Patrick's cell,
is a dog as big as ten of yours, and therefore Where I intend holy confession.
the gift the greater. Egl. I will not fail your ladyship:
Pro. Go, get thee hence, and find my nog Good-morrow, gentle lady.
Or ne'er return again into my sight. (again, Sil. Good-morrow, kind Sir Eglamour. Away, I say: Stay'st thou to vex me here?
(Exeunt. A slave, that, still an end,* turns me to shame. SCENE IV.-The same.
[Exit LAUNCE. Enter LAUNCE, with his dog.
Sebastian, I have entertained thee,
Partly, that I have need of such a youth, Laun. When a man's servant shall play the That can with some discretion do my business, cur with him, look you, it goes hard: one that For 'tis no trusting to yon foolish lowt; I brought up of a puppy; one that I saved from But, chiefly, for thy face, and thy behaviour; drowning, when three or four of his blind Whích (if my augury deceive me not) brothers and sisters went to it! I have taught Witness good bringing up, fortune, and truth: him-even as one would say precisely, Thus I Therefore know thou, for this I entertain thee. would teach a dog. I was sent to deliver him, Go presently, and take this ring with thee, as a present to mistress Silvia, from my master; Deliver it to madam Silvia: and I came no sooner into the dining-chamber, She loved me well, deliver'd it to me. but he steps me to her trencher, and steals her
Jul. It seems, you loved her not, to leave her capon's leg. 0, 'tis a foul thing, when a cur She's dead, belike.
[token: cannot keeps himself in all companies! I would Pro. Not so; I think she lives. have, as one should say, one that takes upon Jul. Alas! him to be a dog indeed, to be, as it were, a dog Pro, Why dost thou cry, alas? at all things. If I had not had more wit than Jul. I cannot choose but pity hor. be, to take a fault upon me that he did, I think Pro. Wherefore should'st thou pity her?. verily he had been hanged for't ; gure as I live, Jul. Because, methinks, that she loved you he had suffered for't: you shall judge. He As you do love your lady Silvia: [as well thrusts me himself into the company of three She dreams on him, that has forgot her love; or four gentleman-like dogs, under the duke's You dote on her, that cares not for your love. table: he had not been there (bless the mark) a 'Tis pity, love should be so contrary; pissing while; but all the chamber smelt him. And thinking on it makes me cry, alas! Out with the dog, says one; What cur is that? Pro. Well, give her that ring, and therewithal Injunction, command.
+ Pititu. I Caring.
This letter;--that's her chamber.- Tell my lady,, When she did think my master lov'd her well,
[Exit Proteus. The air hath starv'd the roses in her cheeks, Jul. How many women would do such a And pinch'd the lily-tincture of her face, message?
That now she is become as black as I.
Jul. About my stature: for, at Pentecost,
When all our pageants of delight were play'd,
Which served me as fit, by all men's judgement,
And, at that time, I made her weep a-good,
Which I so lively acted with my tears,
I weep myself, to think upon thy words.
Here, youth, there is my purse; I give thee
[her. Gentlewoman, good day! I pray you, be my For thy sweet mistress' sake, because thou lov'st
(Exit Silvia. To bring me where to speak with madam Sil. Jul. And she shall thank you for't, if e'er Sil. What would you with her, if that I be
you know her.-
A virtuous gentlewoman, mild, and beautiful.
Since she respects my mistress' love so much.
Alas, how love can trifie with itself!
Were full as lovely as is this of hers :
And yet the painter flatter'd her a little,
[Picture brought. Unless I flatter with myself too much. Go, give your master this : teli him from me, Her hair is auburn, mine is perfect yellow : One Julia, that his changing thoughts forget,
If that be all the difference in his love, Would better fit his chamber than this shadow. I'll get me such a colour'd periwig.
Jul. Madam, please you peruse this letter - Her eyes are grey as glass; and so are mine:
But I can make respectiveg in myself,
For 'tis thy rival. Oʻthou senseless form,
[me; That us’d me so; or else, by Jove I vow,
(Exit 1 Though his false finger hath profan’d the ring,
SCENE I.-The same.-An Abbey.
Egl. The sun begins to gild the western sky;
And now, it is about the very hour Sil. Dost thou know her ?
That Silvia, at Patrick's cell, should meet me Jul. Almost as well as I do know myself :
She will not fail ; for lovers break not hours, To think upon her woes, I do protest,
Unless it be to come before their time; That I have wept a hundred several times.
So much they spur their expedition. Sil. Belike, she thinks that Proteus hath for.
Enter SILVIA. sook her. Jul. I think she doth, and that's her cause
See, where she comes : Lady, a happy evening. of sorrow.
Sil. imen, amen! go on, gnad Eglamour! Sil. Is she not passing fair ?
* Whiteuntide. + In good earnust 1 Headdress
Respectable. Jui. She hath been fairer, madam, than she is;
Out at the postern by the abbey wall;
That flies her fortune when it follows her: I fear, I am attended by some spies.
I'll after ; more to be reveng'd on Eglamour, Egl. Fear not: the forest is not three leagues | Than for the love of reckless* Silvia. [Erit. If we recover that, we are sure* enough. [off; Pro. And I will follow, more for Silvia's love,
[Exeunt. Than bate of Eglamour that goes with her. SCENE II.-The same.-An Apartment in the
(Exit. Jul. And I will follow more to cross that Duke's palace.
love, Enter THURIO, Proteus, and JULIA.
Than hate for Silvia, that is gone for love.
[Exit. Thu. Sir Proteus, what says Silvia to my suit?
Pro. O, Sir, I find her milder than she was; SCENEIII.-Frontiers of Mantua.-The Forest. And yet she takes exceptions at your person.
Enter SILVIA and OUTLAWS.
Out. Come, come, Thu. I'll wear a boot, to make it somewhat Be patient, we must 6, ing you to our captain. rounder.
Sül. A thousand more mischances than this one Pro. But love will not be spurr'd to what it Have learu'd me how to brook this patiently. loaths.
2 Out. Come, bring her away. Thu. What says she to my face?
1 Out. Where is the gentleman that was with Pro. She says, it is a fair one.
her? Thu. Nay, then the wanton lies; my face is 3 Ont. Being nimble footed, he hath outrun black.
But Moyses, and Valerius, follow him. [us, Pro. But pearls are fair; and the old saying is, Go thou with her to the west end of the wood, Black men are pearls in beauteous ladies' eyes. There is our captain : we'll follow him that's Jul. 'Tis true; such pearls as put out ladies' The thicket is beset, he cannot ’scape. [fled ; eyes;
1 Out. Come, I must bring you to our capFor I had rather wink than look on them.
[Aside. Fear not; he bears an honourable mind, Thu. How likes she my discourse?
And will not use a woman lawlessly. Pro. Ill, when you talk of war.
Sil. O Valentine, this I endure for thee! Thu. But well, when I discourse of love, and
[Ereunt. peace. Jul. But better, indeod, when you hold your
SCENE IV.-Another part of the Forest.
Enter VALENTINE. peace.
[Aside. Thu. What says she to my valour?
Val. How use doth breed a habit in a man! Pro. O, Sir, she makes no doubt of that. This shadowy desert, unfrequented woods, Jul. She needs not, when she knows it cowar- I better brook than flourishing peopled towns: dice.
[Aside. Here can I sit alone, unseen of any, Thu. What says she to my birth?
And, to the nightingale's complaining notes, Pro. That you are well deriv'd.
Tune my distresses, and recordt my woes. Jul. True; from a gentleman to a fool.
O thou that dost inhabit in my breast,
[Aside. Leave not the mansion so long tenantless; Thu. Considers she my possessions?
Lest, growing ruinous, the building fall, Pro. 0, ay; and pities them.
And leave no memory of what it was! Thư. Ứherefore ?
Repair me with thy presence, Silvia ; Jul. That such an ass should owet them. Thou gentle nynıph, cherish thy forlorn swain
[-4side. What halloing, and what stir, is this to-day? Pro. That they are out by lease.
These are my mates, that make their wills their Tul. Here comes the duke.
law, Enter Duke.
Have some unhappy passenger in chase :
They love me well; yet I have much to do, Duke. How now, Sir Proteus? how now, To keep them from uncivil outrages. Thurio ?
Withdraw thee, Valentine; who's this comes Which of you saw Sir Eglamour of late?
(Steps aside. Thu. Not I. Pro. Not I.
Enter Proteus, Silvia, and Julia. Duke. Saw you my daughter?
Pro. Madam, this service I have done for Pro. Neither.
[dotb.) Duke. Why, then she's filed unto that peas. Though you respect not aught your servant ant Valentine;
To hazard life, and rescue you from him And Eglamour is in her company.
That wou'd have forc'd your honour and your Tis true ; for friar Laurence met them both,
love. As he in penance wander'd through the forest: Vouchsafe me, for my meed, but one fair look; Him he knew well, and guess'd that it was she ; A smaller boon than this I cannot beg, But, being mask'd, he was not sure of it: And less than this, I am sure, you cannot give. Besides, she did intend confession (not: Val. How like a dream is this I see and hear! At Patrick's cell this even; and there she was Love, lend me patience to forbear a while. These likelihoods confirm her flight from hence.
[Aside. Therefore, I pray you, stand not to discourse, Sil. O miserable, unhappy that I am! But mount you presently; and meet with me Pro. Unhappy, were you, madam, ere I came; Upon the rising of the mountain foot [fled: But, by my coming, I have made you happy. That leads towards Mantua, whither they are Sil. By thy approach thou pak’st me most Despatch, sweet gentlemen, and follow me.
(Exit. Jul. And me, when te approacheth to your Thu. Why, this it is to be a peevish: girl,
(Aside. + Oon. * Careless. + Sing.
Sil. Had I been seized by a hungry lion, Jul. Here 'tis : this is it. [Gires a ring. I would have been a breakiast to the beast, Pro. How ! let me see: Rather than have false Proteus rescue me. Why this is the ring I gave to Julia. 0, heaven be judge, how I love Valentine, Jul. O, cry your mercy, Sir, I have mistook; Whose life's as tender to me as my soul; This is the ring you sent to Silvia. And full as much (for more there cannot be,)
[Shows another ring. I do detest false perjur'd Proteus :
Pro. But, how cam’st thou by this ring at Therefore be gone, solicit me no more.
my depart, Pro. What dangerous action, stood it next I gave this unto Julia. to death,
Ju. And Julia herself did give it me; Would I not undergo for one calm look? And Julia herself bath brought it hither. 0, 'tis the curse in love, and still approv'd,* Pro. How! Julia ! When women cannot love where they're belov'd. Jul. Behold her that gave aims to all thy Sil. When Proteus cannot love where he's be
And entertain'd them deeply in her heart : Read over Julia's heart, thy first best love, How oft hast thou with perjury cleft the root ? For whose dear sake thou didst then rend thy O Proteus, let this habit make thee blush ! faith
Be thou asham'd, that I have took upon me Into a thousand oaths; and all those oaths Such an immodest raiment; if shame live Descended into perjury, to love me. [two, In a disguise of love : Thou hast no faith left now, unless thou badst It is the lesser blot, modesty finds, (minds. And that's far worse than none; better have Women to change their shapes, than men their
Pro. Than men their minds? 'tis true: () Than plural faith, which is too much by one:
heaven! were man Thou counterfeit to thy true friend!
But constant, he were perfect : that one error Pro. In love,
Fills him with faults ; makes him run through Who respects friend!
all sins: Sil. All men but Proteus.
Inconstancy falls off, ere it begins :
Twere pity two such friends should be long foes, Sil. O heaven!
Pro. Bear witness, heaven, I have my wish Pro. I'll force thee yield to my desire.
Enter Outlaws, with DUKE and THURIO.
Val. Forbear, I say; it is my lord the duke. (For such is a friend now,) treacherous man ! Your grace is welcome to a man disgrac'd, Thou hast beguild my hopes ; nought but mine Banish'd Valentine. eye
Duke. Sir Valentine ! Could have persuaded me: Now I dare not say
Thu. Yonder is Silvia ; and Silvia's mine. I have one friend alive; thou would'st disprove Val. Thurio give back, or else embrace thy
death; Who should be trusted now, when one's right Come not within the measure of my wrath: Is perjur'd to the bosom? Proteus, [hand Do not name Silvia thine ; if once again, I am sorry, I must never trust thee more, Milan shall not behold thee. Here she stands, But count the world a stranger for thy sake. Take but possession of her with a touch ;The private wound is deepest: 0) time, most I dare thee but to breathe upon my love.cnrst!
Thu. Sir Valentine, I care not for her, I ; 'Mongst all foes, that a friend should be the I hold him but a fool, that will endanger worst !
His body for a girl that loves him not : Pro. My shame and guilt confounds me.- I claim her not, and therefore she is thine. Forgive me, Valentine : if hearty sorrow
Duke. The more degenerate and base art ihou, Be a sufficient ransom for offence,
To make such means for her as thou hast done, I tender it here; I do as truly suffer,
And leave her on such slight conditions.As e'er I did commit.
Now, by the honour of my ancestry,
I do applaud thy spirit, Valentine,
To which I thus subscribe,-Sir Valentine,
[Faints. Take thou thy Silvia, for thou hast deserv'd her. Pro. Look to the boy,
Val. I thank your grace; the gift hath made Val. Why, boy! why wag ! how now? what
me happy. is the matter?
I now beseech you, for your daughter's sake, Look up; speak:
To grant one boon that I shall ask of you. Jul. () good Sir, my master charg'd me Duke. I grant it, for thine own, whate'er it To deliver a ring to madam Silvia ;
be. Which, out of my neglect was never done.
Val. These banish'd men, that I have kept Pro.'Where is that ring, boy?
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