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i Out. Ay, by my beard, will we :
But here comes Thurio : Dow must we to her window, For he's a proper man.
And give some evening music to her ear.
Enter Thorio, and Musicians.
Thu. How now, Sir Proteus ? Are you crept beOi which if you should here disfurnish me,
fore us? You take the sun and substance that I have. Pro. Ay, gentle Thurio; for, you know, that love 2 Out. Whither travel you ?
Will creep in service where it cannot go. Val. To Verona.
Thu. Ay, but, I hope, Sir, that you love not here. i Out. Whence came you?
Pro. Sir, but I do; or else I would be hence, Val. From Milan.
Thu. Whom ! Silvia! 3 Out. Have you long sojourn'd there?
Pro. Ay, Silvia,-for your sake. Val. Some sixteen months; and longer might Thu. I thank you for your own. Now, gentlemen, have staid,
Let's tune, and to it lustily a while. If crooked fortune had not thwarted me. 1 Out. What, were you banish'd thence ?
Enter Host, at a distance; and Julia in Boy's
Clothes. Val. I was. 9 Out. For what offence?
Host. Now, my young guest! Methinks you're Val. For that which now torments me to rehearse : allycholly ; I pray you, why is it? I kill'd a man, whose death I much repent;
Jul. Marry, inine host, because I cannot be merry. But yet I slew him manfully in tight,
Host. Come, we'll have you merry: I'll bring you Without false vantage, or base treachery.
where you shall hear music, and see the gentleman 1 Out. Why ne'er repent it, if it were done so : that you ask'd for. But were you banish'd for so small a fault?
Jul. But shall I hear him speak? Val. I was, and held me glad of such a doom. Host. Ay, that you shall. 1 Out. Have you the tonguest?
Jul. That will be music.
(Music plays. Val. My youthful travel therein made me happy ; Host. Hark! Hark! Or else I often had been miserable.
Jul. Is he among these ! 3 Out. By the bare scalp of Robin Hood's fat friar, Host. Ay: but peace, lets hear 'em. This fellow were a king for our wild faction.
Song. 1 Out. We'll have him: Sirs, a word. Speed. Master, be one of them ;
Who is Silvia? What is she, It is an honourable kind of thievery.
That all our suains commend her! l'al. Peace, villain !
Holy, fair, and wise is she ; 2 Out. Tell’us thuis :-Have you any thing to take
The heavens such grace did lend her, ral. Nothing, but my fortune.
That she might admired be. 3 Out. Know, then, that some of us are gentlemen,
Is she kind, as she is fair! Such is the fury of ungovern'd youth
For beauty lives with kindness : Thrust froin the company of awfuli men;
Love doth to her eyes repair, Myself was fiom Verona banishid,
To help hiin of his blindness; For practising to steal away a lady,
And, being help'd, inhabits there. Au heir, and near allied unto the duke.
Then to Silvia let us sing, 2 Out. And I from Mantua, for a gentleman,
That Silvia is ercelling; Whom, in my mood y, I stabb'd unto the heart.
She excels caci mortal thing, 1 Out. And I, for such like petty crimes as these.
Upon the dull earth dwelling :
To her let us garlands bring.
Host. How now? Are you sadder than you were
before? A linguist; and a man of such perfection,
How do you, man? The music likes you not. As we do in our quality much want;
Jul. You inistake; the musician likes me not. 2 Out. Indeed, because you are a banish'd man, llost. Why, my pretty youth? Therefore, above the rest, we parley to you:
Jul. He plays false, father. Are you content to be our general ?
Host. How? Out of tune on the strings? To make a virtue of necessity,
Jul. Not so: but yet so false, that he grieves my And live, as we do, in this wilderness?
very heart-strings. 3 Out. What say'st thou ? Wilt thou be of our con- Host. You have a quick ear. Say, ay, and be the captain of us all : (sórt ? Jul. Ay, I would I were deaf! It makes mc have We'll do thee homage, and be ruled by thee, a slow heart. Love thee as our commander, and our king.
Host. I perceive, you delight not in music. 1 Out. But if thou scorn our courtesy, thou diest. Jul. Noi a whit, when it jars so. 2 Out. Thou shalt not live to brag what we have Host. Hark, what fine change is in the music! offer'd.
Jul. Ay; that change is the spite. [thing! Val. I take your offer, and will live with you ; Host. You would have thein always play but one Provided that you do no outrages
Jul. I would always have one play but one thing. On silly women, or poor passengers.
But, host, doth this Sir Proteus, that we talk on,
Ilost. I tell you what Launce, his man, told me,
(Exeunt. Host. Gone to seek bis dog; which, to-morrow,
by his master's command, he must carry for a preSCENE II.-Milan.-Court of the Palace, sent to his lady.
Jul. Peace! Stand aside! The company parts.
Pro. Sir Thurio, fear not you! I will so plead,
Thui. Where meet we? Under the colour of cominending him,
Pro. At saint Gregory's well.
That. Farewell. (Exeunt Thurio and Musicians.
Silvia appears above at her Window.
Pro. Madam, good even to your ladyship.
Who is that, that spake?
Sil. Sir Proteus, as I take it.
Pro. That I may compass yours. * Well-looking. + Languages- Lawful.
Sil. You have your wish: my will is even this, $ Anger, resentment. # Passionate reproaches;
• Beyond all reckoning.
That presently you hle you home to bed,
I do desire thee, even from a heart Thon subtle, perjured, false, disloyal man !
As full of sorrows as the sea of sands, Think'st thou, I am so shallow, so conceitless, To bear me company, and go with me: To be seduced by thy flattery,
If not, to hide what I have said to thee, That hast deceived so many with thy vows? That I may venture to depart alone. erent Return, retum, and make thy love amends. Egl. Madam, I pity much your grievances ;
For me,-by this pale queen of night I swear, hat's i am so far from granting thy request,
Which since I know they virtuously are placed,
I give consent to go along with you ; That I despise thee for thy wrongful suit ;
Recking as little what betideth me, And by and by intend to chide myself,
As much I wish all good befortune you.
When will you go?
Egl. Where shall I meet you?
sil. At friar Patrick's cell,
[Aside. Where I intend holy confession. Sil. Say, that she be ; yet Valentine, thy friend, Egl. I will not fail your ladyship: = Bur: Survives; 'to whom, thyself art witness,
Good-morrow, gentle lady.
Sil. Good-morrow, kind Sir Eglamour. (Ereunt
SCENE IV.-The same.
Enter LAUNCE, with his Dog.
When a man's servant shall play the car with
him, look you, it goes hard: one that I brought up Or at the least, in her's sepulchre thine.
three or four of his blind brothers and sisters went Jul. He heard not that.
to it! I have taught him-even as one would say te Pro. Madam, if your heart be so obdurate,
precisely, Thus I would teach a dog. I was sent Vouchsafe me yet your picture for my love,
to deliver him, as a present to mistress Silvia, from The picture that is hanging in your chamber; To that I'll speak, to that I'I sigh and weep:
my master; and I came no sooner into the dining,
chamber, but he steps me to her trencher, and Por, since the substance of your perfect seit
steals hier capon's leg. 0, 'tis a foul thing, when a Is else devoted, I am but a shadow :
car cannot keept himself in all companies! I And to your shadow I will make true love. ! Jul, it 'twere a substance, you would, sure de him to be a dog indeed, to be, as it were, a dog at
would have, as one should say, one that takes upon ceive it, And make it but a shadow, as I am. (Aside.
all things. If I had not had more wit than he, to Sil. I am very loth to be your idol, Sir;
take a fault upon me that he did, I think verily ho
had been hang'd for’t : sure as I live, he had suffer'd But, since your falsehood shall become you well
for’t: you shall judge. He thrusts me himself into To worship shadows, and adore false shapes, Send to me in the morning, and I'll send it:
the company of three or four gentleman-like dogs,
under the duke's table: he had not been there And so, good rest. Pro. As wretches have o'er night,
(bless the mark) a pissing while, but all the cham
ber smelt him, Out with the dog, says one; What That wait for execution in the morn.
(Exeunt Proteus ; and Silvia, from above. cur is that? says another; Whip him out, says the Jul. Host, will you go?
third ; Hang hinn up, says the duke. I, having been
acquainted with the smell before, knew it was Host. By my hallidom., I was fast asleep. Jul. Pray you, where lies Sir Proteus ?
Crab; and goes me to the fellow that whips the Host. Marry, at my house : trust me, I think, 'tis Ay, marry, do's, quoth he. You do him the more
dogs: Friend, quoth I, you mean to whip the dog. almost day. Jul. Not so; but it hath been the longest night
wrong, quoth l; 'tuas I did the thing you wot of. That e'er I watch'd, and the most heaviest. (Ereunt. the chamber. How many masters would do this
He makes me no more ado, but whips me out of SCENE III.-The same.
for their servant? Nay, I'll be sworn I have sat
in the stocks for puddings he hath stolen, otherEnter EGLAMOUR.
wise he had been executed: I have stood on the Egl. This is the hour that madam Silvia
pillory for geese he hath kill'd, otherwise he had TO
Intreated me to call, and know her mind; suffer'd for’t; thou think'st not of this now! Nay. There's some great matter she'd employ me in. I remember the trick you served me, when I took Madam, madam!
my leave of madam Silvia; did not I bid theo
still mark me, and do as I do? When didst thou see Silvia appears above, at her Window.
me heave up my leg, and make water against Sil. Who calls ?
gentlewoman's farthingale? Didst thou ever see me El. Your servant, and your friend ;
do such a trick ?
Enter PROTEUS and JULIA.
Pro. Sebastian is thy name? I like thee well, According to your ladyship’s impose ,
And will employ thee in some service presently. I am thus early come to know what service
Jul. In what you please ;-I will do what I can It is your pleasure to command me in.
Pro. I hope thou wilt.-How now, you whoreson sil. O Eglamour, thou art a gentleman,
( To Launce. (Think not, i fatter, for I swear, I do not), Where have you been these two days loitering ? Valiant, wise, remorseful t, well accomplish'd. Laun. Marry, Sir, I carried mistress Silvia the Thou art not ignorant, what dear good will
dog you bade me. I bear unto the banish'd Valentine;
Pro. And what says she to my little jewel ? Nor how my father would enforce me marry Laun. Marry, she says, your dog was a cur; and Vain Thúrio, whom my very soul abhorr'd. tells you, currish thanks is good enough for such a Thyself hast loved ; and I have heard thee say,
present. No grief did ever come so near your heart,
Pro. But she received my dog? As when thy lady and thy true love died,
Laun. No, indeed, she did not; here have I Upon whose grave thoa vow'dst pure chastity. bronght him back again. Sir Eglamour, I would to Valentine,
Pro. What, didst thou offer her this from me! To Mantua, where, I hear, he makes abode ;
Laun. Ay, Sir: the other squirrel was stolen from And, for the ways are dangerous to pass,
me by the hangman's boys in the market place : I do desire thy worthy, company,
and then I offer'd her mine own; who is a dog at Upon whose faith and honour repose.
big as ten of yours, and therefore the gift the Urge not my father's anger, Eglamour,
greater But think upon my grief, a lady's gries;
Pro: Go, get thee hence, and find my dog agaia, And on the justice of my flying hence,
Or ne'er return again into my sight. To keep me from a most unholy match,
Away, I my: stay'st thou to vex me here? Which heaven and fortune still reward with plagues. A slave, that, still an end 1, turns me to shame.
In the. ods
Sebastian, I have entertained thee,
When she did think my master loved her well, Partly, that I have need of such a youth,
She, in my judgment, was as fair as you ;
And threw her sun-expelling mask away,
And pinch'd the lily tincture of her face,
Jul: About my stature : for, at Pentecost
When all our pageants of delight were play'd, She loved me well, deliver'd it to me.
Our youth got me to play the woman's part, Jul. It seems, you love her not, to leave her And I was trimm'd in madam Julia's gown; She's dead, belike,
(token. which served me as fit, by all men's judgment, Pro. Not so; I think, she lives
As if the garment had been made for me; Jul. Alas!
Therefore, I know she is about my height. Pro. Why dost thou cry, alas?
And, at that time, I made her weep a-goudt, Jul. I cannot choose but pity her.
For I did play a lamentable part; Pro. Wherefore shouldst tbou pity her! (well Madam, 'iwas Ariadne, passioning
Jul. Because, methinks, that she loved you as For Theseus' perjury, and unjust flight;
Which I so lively acted with my tears,
If I in thought felt not her very sorrow!
Sil. She is beholden to thee, gentle youth ! Pro. Well, give her that ring, and therewithal Alas, poor lady! Desolate and left! This letter ;--that's her chamber.-Tell my lady, I weep myself, to think upon thy words : I claim the promise for her heavenly picture. Here, youth, there is my purse; I give thee this Your message done, hie home unto my chamber, For thy sweet mistress sake, because thou lovest her, Where thou shalt find me sad and solitary.
(Exit Silvia. (Exit Proteus. Jul. And she shall thank you for't, if e'er you Jul. How many women would do such a message ?
know her. Alas, poor Proteus ! Thou hast entertain'd
A virtuous gentlewoman, mild, and beautiful: A fox, to be the shepherd of thy lambs :
I hope my master's suit will be but cold, Alas, poor fool! Why do I pity him
Since she respects my mistress' love so much. That with his very heart despiseth me?
Alas, how love can trifle with itself! Because he loves her, he despiseth me;
Here is her picture : let me see; I think, Because I love him, I must pity him.
If I had such a tire I, this face of mine This ring I gave him, when he parted from me, Were full as lovely as is this of hers : To bind him to remember my good will:
And yet the painter flatter'd her a little,
Unless I flatter with myself too much.
Her eyes are grey as glass, and so are mine :
Ay, but her forehead's low, and mine's as high. Unless I prove false traitor to myself.
What should it be, that he respects in her, Yet I will woo for him ; but yet so coldly,
But can make respective ♡ in myself, As, heaven, it knows, I would not have him speed. If this fond love were not a blinded god ? Enter Silvia, attended.
Come, shadow, come, and take this shadow up,
For 'tis thy rival. O'thou senseless form! Gentlewoman, good day! I pray you, be my mean Thou shalt be worshipp'd, kiss'd, loved, and adored! To bring me where to speak with madam Silvia. And, were there sense in his idolatry,
Sil. What would you with her, if that I be shie? My substance should be statue in thy stead.
Jul. If you be she, I do entreat your patience l'll use thee kindly for thy mistress' sake, To hear me speak the message I am sent on. That used me so; or else, by Jove I vow, Sil. From whom?
I should have scratch'd out your unseeing eyes, Jul. From my master, Sir Proteus, madam.,
To make my master out of love with thee. (Erit. $11. 0 !-He sends you for a picture? Jul. Ay, madam.
ACT V. Sil. Ursula, bring my picture there.
SCENE 1.-The same.--An Abbey.
Jul. Madam, please you peruse this letter.- And now, it is about the very hour
That Silvia, at Patrick's cell, should meet me. Deliver'd you a paper that I should not;
She will not fail; for lovers break not hours,
Unless it be to come before their time;
See, where she comes : Lady, a happy evening! I know they are stutt'd with protestations,
sil. Amen, amen! Go on, good Eglamour,
I fear, I ani attended by some spies.
Sil. The more shame for him that he sends it me: li we recover that, we are sure|| enough. (Exeunt
SCENE II.-The same.-An Apartment in the
Enter ThuriO, PROTEUS, and JULIA.
Thu. Sir Proteus, what says Silvia to my suit?
Thů. What, that my leg is too long?
Pro. No ; that it is too little. To think upon her woes, I do protest,
Thu.I'll wear a boot to inake it somewhat rounder
Sil. Belike, she thinks that Proteus hath forsook Thu. What says she to my face?
(sorrow. • Whitsuntide. + In good earnest. I Head-dren, Jul. She hath been fairer, madam, than she is :
Tis true ;
Pro. She says, It is a fatr one.
These are my mates, that make their wills their law, Thu. Nay, then the wanton lies: my face black. Have some unhappy passenger in chace :
Pro. But pearls are fair; and the old saying is, They love me well; yet I have much to do, Black men are pearls in beauteous ladies' eyes. To keep them from uncivil outrages.
Jul. 'Tis true, such pearls as put out ladies' eyes; Withdraw thee, Valentine; who's this comes here? For I had rather wink than look on them. (Aside.
Enter PROTBOS, Silvia, and Julia.
(Aside. To hazard life, and reseue you from him
That would have forced your honour and your love. Pro. O, Sir, she makes no doubt of that.
Vouchsate me, for my meed, but one fais look; Jul. She needs not, when she knows it cowardice. A smaller boon than this I cannot beg,
(Aside. And less than this, I am sure you cannot give. Thu. What says she to my birth?
Val. How like a dream is this I see and hear!
Love, lend me patience to forbear a while. [Aside.
Pro. Unhappy were you, madam, ere I came;
But, by my coming, I have made you happy.
Sil. By thy approach thou mak’st me most un-
Jul. Aud nie, when he approacheth to your pre-
(Aside. Sil. Had I been seized by a hungry lion, Enter DUKE.
I would have been a breakfast to the beast,
O, heaven be judge, how I love Valentine,
Whose life's as tender to me as my soul ;
And full as much (for more there cannot be,)
I do detest false perjured Proteus:
Therefore be gone, solicit me no more.
[lentine ; Would I not undergo for one calı look? for friar Laurence met them both, 0, 'tis the curse in love, and sull approved, As he in penance wander'd through the forest; When woman cannot love, where they're beloved. Him he knew well, and guess'd that it was she; Sil. When Proteus cannot love where he's beloved, But, being mask'd, he was not sure of it:
Read over Julia's heart, thy first best love, Besides, she did intend confession
For whose dear sake thou didst then rend thy faith At Patrick's cell this even ; and there she was not : Into a thousand oaths ; and all those oaths These likelihoods contirm her flight froin hence. Descended into perjury, to love me. Therefore, I pray you, stand not to discourse, Thou hast no faith leit now, unless thou hadst two, But mount you presently; and meet with me And that's far worse thau none; better have none Upon the rising of the mountain-foot
Than plural faith, which is too much by one :
Pro. In love,
Sil. Ali men but Proteus,
Pro. And I will follow, more for Silvia's love, I'll woo you like a soldier, at arms' end;
Jul. And I will follow', more to cross that love, Sil. O heaven!
Val. Ruffian, let go inat rude uncivil touch;
Pro. Valentine !
Val. Thou common friend, that's without faith or 1 Out. Come, come;
love; Be patient, we must bring you to our captain. (For such is a friend now,) treacherous man!
Sil. A thousand more mischances than this one Thou hast beguiled my hopes; nought but mine eye flave learn'd me how to brook this patiently. Could have persuaded me: now I dare not say 2 Out. Come, bring her away.
I have one friend alive: thou wouldst disprove me. 1 Out. Where is the gentleman that was with her? Who should be trusted now, when one's right hand
3 Out. Being nimble-footed, he hath out-run us, Is perjured to the bosom? Proteus, But Moyses, and Valerius, follow him.
I am sorry, I must never trust thee more, Go thou with her to the west end of the wood, But count the world a stranger for thy sake. There is our captain : we'll follow him that's fled; The private wound is deepest: O time, most curst ! The thicket is beset, he cannot ’scape.
Nongst all foes, that a friend should be the worst !
Be a suficient ransom for offence,
As e'er I did commit.
And once again I do receive thee honest :
Who by repentance is not satisfied,
By penitence the Eternal's wrath's appeased :-
All that was mine in Silvia, I give thee.
Jul. O me, unhappy!
(Faints. Tane my distresses, and record ý my woes.
Pro. Look to the boy.
Val. Why, boy! Why wag! How now? What is the
Look up; speak.
[matter 1 Lest, growing ruinous, the building fall,
Jul. O, good Sir, my master charged me
To deliver a ring to madam Silvia;
Which, out of my neglect, was never done.
Jul. Here 'tis: this is it.
(Gives a Ring : Owen | Foolish. Careless. ($ Sing.
• Felt, experienced.
Pro. How! Let me see:
Thw. Sir Valentine, I care not for her, I; Why this is the ring I gave to Julia.
I hold him but a fool, that will endanger Jul. O, cry you mercy, Sir, I have mistook ; His body for a girl that loves him not : This is the ring you sent to Silvia.
I claim her not, and therefore she is lbine,
(Shews another Ring. Duke. The more degenerate and base art thou, Pro. But how cam'st thou by this ring! At my To make sach means for her as thou hast donc, I gave this unto Julia.
(depart, And leave her on such slight conditions.Jul. And Julia herself did give it me;
Now, by the honour of my ancestry, And Julia herself hath brought it hither.
I do applaud thy spirit, Valentine,
And think thee' worthy of an empress' love.
To which I thus subscribe-Sir Valentine,
Take thou thy Silvia, for thou hast deserved her. In a disguise of love :
Val. I thank your grace ; the gift hath niade me It is the lesser blot, modesty finds,
Duke. I grant it, for thine own, whate'er it be.
And let them be recall'd from their exile: More fresh in Julia's with a constant eye ?
They are reformed, civil, full of good, Val. Come, come, a hand from either :
And fit for great employment, worthy lord. Let me be blest to make this happy close ;
Duke. Thou hast prevail'd : I pardon them, and 'Twere pity two such friends should be long foes.
thee; Pro. Bear witness, heaven, I have my wish for Dispose of them, as thou know'st their deserts, Jul. And I have mine.
(ever. Come, let us go; we will include + all jars,
With triumphs I, mirth, and rare solemnity. Enter OUT-Laws, with Dukz and TXURIO.
Val. And, as we walk along, I dare be bold
With our discourse to make your grace to smile :
Duke. I think the boy hath grace in him; he Banished Valentine.
blushes. Duke. Sir Valentine !
Val. I warrant you, my lord ; more grace than Thu. Yonder is Silvia; and Silvia's mine.
That you will wonder, what hath fortuned.--
The story of your loves discovered : I dare thee but to breathe upon my love.
That done, our day of marriage shall be yours ;
One seast, one house,one mutual happiness. (Exeunt. • Direction. An allusion to cleaving the pin in archery.
1 Length of my sword. • Interest, Conclude. Marks, revels.