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Be calm, good wind, blow not a word away, Even with the speediest executiou
Till I have found each letter in the letter. I will despatch him to the emperor's rourt.
Except inine own name; that soine whirlwind Pant. Tu-morrow, may it please you, boy

Unto a ragged, fearful, hanging rock,

With other gentleinen of good esteem, And ibrow it thence into the raying sea !

Are journeying to salute the emperor, Lo, here in one line is his name twice writ, And to commend their service to bis will. Poor forlorn Proteus, passionute Proteus, Ant. Good company; with them shall Pro. To the sweet Julia ;--that I'll tear away ;

teus go : And yet I will not, sith * 20 prettily

And, in good time,-now will we break with He couples it to bis complaining names :

him.. Thus will I fold them one upou another;

Enter PROTEUS. Now kiss, embrace, conteud, do wbat you will.

Pro. Sweet love I sweet lines ! sweet life! Re-enter LOCETTA.

Here is her hand, the agent of her beart; Luc. Madam, dinner's ready, and your fa. Here is her oath for love, her honour's pawn : ther stays.

Oh I that our fathers would applaud our loves Jul. Well, let us go.

To seal our happiuess with their consents! Luc. Wbat, shall these papers lie like tell.o beavenly Julia ! tales here?

Ant. How now ? what letter are you reading Jul. If you respect them, best to take them

there? up.

Pro. May't please your lordship, 'tis a word Luc. Nay, I was taken up for layivg thein

or two down:

of commendation sent from Valentine, Yet here they shall not lie, for catching cold. Deliver'd by a friend that came froin him. Jul. I see, you have a month's mind to Ant. Lend me the letter ; let me see what them.

news. Luc. Ay, madam, you may say what sights Pro. There is no news, my lord; but that he yon see;

writes I see things too, although you judge I wipk. How happily ke Jlves, how well belov'd, Jul. Come, come, wil't please you go? And daily graced by the emperor ;.

(Exeunt. Wishing me with hiin, partier of his fortune.

Ant. And how stand yon affected to his wish ? SCE.VE III.-The same.- A Room in Pro. As one relying on your lordship's will, ANTONIO's House.

And not depending on his friendly wisii.

Ant. My will is something sorted with his Enter ANTONIO and PANTHINO,

wish: Ant. Tell me, Panthino, what sad talk was Muse + not thật I thus suddenly proceed ; that,

For what I will, I wili, and there an end. Wherewith my brother beld you in the cloister ? I am resolv'd, ibat thou shalt spend some ting Pan. '[was of his nephew Proteus, your With Valentinus in the emperor's court : son.

What maintenance he from his friends receives, Ant. Why, what of him?

Like exhibition thou shalt have from me. Pan. He wonder'd, that your lordsbip

To-morrow be in readiness to go: Would suffer him to spend his youth at home : Excuse it not, for l'ın peremptory While other meu, of slender reputation,

Pro. My lord, I cannot be 80 Boon provided ; Put forth their sons to seek preferment out: Please you, deliberate a day or two. Some, to the wars, to try their fortune there ; Ant. Look what thou want'st, shall be sent Some to discover islands far away ;

after thee : Some to the studious universities.

No more of stay; to-morrow thou must go.For any, or for all these exercises,

Come on, Panthino; you shall be employ'd He said, that Proteus, your son, was meet; To basteu on bis expedition. And did request me, to impórtune you,

(Earunt ANT. and PAN. To let him spend his time no more at home, Pro. Thus have I shunu'd the tire, for fear of Which would be great impeachment to his

burning; age,

And drench'd me in the sea, where I ain In having known no travel in his youth.

drown'd: Ant. Nor need'st thou much importune me I fear'd to show my father Julia's letter, to that

Lest he should take exceptious to my love ; Whereon this month I have been hammering. And with the vantage of mine own excuse I have consider'd well bis loss of time;

Hath be excepted most against my love. And how he cannot be a perfect man,

Oh ! how this spring of love resembleth Not being try'd and tutor'd in the world :

The uncertain glory of an April day; Experience is by industry achiev'd.

Wbich now shows all the beauty of the sun, And perfected by the swift course of time : And by and by a cloud takes all away! Then, tell me, whetber were I best to send bin 3

Re-enter PANTHINO. Pan. I think your lordship is not ignorant, Pan. Sir Proteus, your father calls for you ; How his companion, youthful Valentine,

He is in baste, therefore, I pray you, go. Attends the einperor in his royal court.

Pro. Why this it is ! my heart accords there. Ant. I know it well.

to ; Pan. 'Twere good, I think, your lord: hip And yet a thousand times it answers, 10, sent him thither :

(Exeunt. There shall he practise tilts and tournaments, Hear sweet discourse, converse with noblemeu ; And be in eye of every exercise,

ACT 11. Worthy his youth and nobleness of birth. Ant. I like thy counsel ; well hast thou ad- SCENE 1.- Milan. An Apartment in the vis'd;

DUKE's Palace. And, that thou may'st perceive how well i like it,

Enter VALENTINE and SPEED. The execution of it shall mate known;

Speed. Sir, your glove.

• Broak the metterto him. + Wontre Since. + Raproxech.


l'al. Not mine; my gloves are on.

Val. What shonld I see then ? Speed. Why then this may be your's, for this Speed. Your own present folly, and her pass. is but one.

ing deformity : for be, being in love, could not Vul. Ha! let me see : ay, give it me, it's see to garter bis hose ; and you, being in love, mine :

cannot see to put on your hose. Sweet ornament that decks a thing divine !

Val. Belike, boy, then you are in love ; for Ab! Silvia ! Silvia !

last moruing you could not see to wipe my Speed. Madam Silvia ! madam Silvia!

shoes. Val. How now, Sirrah?

Speed. True, Sir; I was in love with my bed : Speed. She is not within hearing, Sir.

I thank you, you swinged me for my love, Val. Why, sir, who bade you call her? wbich makes me the bolder to chide you for Speed. Your worsbip, Sir; or else I mistook. yours. Val. Well, you'll still be too forward.

Val. In conclusion I stand affected to her. Speed. And yet I was last chidden for being Speed. I would you were set : so, your affee. too slow.

tion would cease. Val. Go to, Sir; tell me, do you know ma- Val. Last night she enjoined me to write dam Silvia 3

some lines to one she loves. Speed. She that your worship loves ?

Speed. And bave you? Val. Why how know you that I am in love? Val, I bave. Speed, Marry, by these special marks : First, Speed. Are they not lamely writ you bave learned, like Sir Proteus, tu wreath Val. No, boy, but as well I can do them :your arms like a male-content: to relish a love. Peace, here she comes. song, like a robin-red-breast; to walk alone

Enter SILVIA. like one that had the pestilence; to sigh, like a school boy that had lost bis A, B, C; to weep, Speed. O excellent motion !+ O exceeding like a young wench that had buried her gran- puppet! now will be interpret to her. dam; to fast, like one that takes diet ; to Val. Madam and mistress, a thonsand good. watch, like one that fears robbing ; to speak pul- morrows. ing like a beggar at Hallowmas. + You were Speed. O 'give you good even ! Here's a wont, when you laugh’d, to crow like a cock ; million of manners.

(A side. when you walked, to walk like one of the lions ; Sil. Sir Valentine and servant, to you (wo when you fasted, it was presently after dinner; thousand. when you looked sadly, it was for want of Speed. He should give her interest ; and she money : and now you are metamorphosed with a gives it him. mistress, that, when I look on you, I can hard- Val. As you enjoin'd me, I have writ your ly think you my master.

letter, Val. Are all these things perceiv'd in me? Unto the secret uameless friend of your's; Speed. They are all perceiv'd without you. Which I was much uuwilling to proceed in, Val. Without me? They cannot.

But for my duty to your ladysbip. Speed. Without you ? nay, that's certain, for, Sil. I thank you, gentle servant : 'tis very without you were so simple, none else would : clerkly i done.

(01; but you are so without these follies, that these Val. Now trust me, madam, it came bardly tollies are witbiu , you, and shine through you For, being ignorant to whom it goes, like the water in an urinal; that not an eye, I writ at random, very doubtfully. that sees you, but is a physiciau to comment Sil. Perchance you think too much of so on your malady.

much paius? Val. But, tell me, dost thou know my lady Val. No, madain ; so it stead you, I will write, Silvia ?

Please you command, a thousand times as Speed. She, that you gaze on so, as she sits

much : at supper?

And yet, Val. Hast thou observ'd that? even she I sii. A pretty period! Well, I guess the sequel ; mean.

And yet I will not name it :--and yet I care Speed. Why, Sir, I know her not.

Bot; val. Dost thou know her by my gazing on And yet take this again ;-and yet I thank you ; her, and yet know'st her not.

Meaning benceforth to trouble you no inore, Speed. Is she lot bard favoured Sir ?

Speed. Aud yet you will; and yet ano:ber Val. Not so fair, boy, as well favoured.


(A side. Speed. Sir, I know that well enough.

Val. What means your ladysbip ? do you nos Val. What dost thou know?

like it? Speed. That sh is not so fair, as (of you) Sil. Yes, yes; the lines are very quaintly writ: well favoured.

But since unwillingly, take them again ! Val. I mean, that her beauty is exquisite, but Nay take them. ber favour infinite.

Val. Madam, they are for you. Speed. That's because the one is painted, and Sil. Ay, ay; you writ them, Sir, at my re. the other out of all count.

quest: Val. How painted ? and how out of count?

But I will none of them, they are for you : Speed. Marry, sir, so painted, to make her I would have had them writ more movingly. fair that no man counts of her beauty.

Val. Please you I'll write your tady ship Val. How esteem'st thou me? I account of

another. her beauty.

Sil. And when it's writ, for my sake read Speed. You never saw her since she was

it over: deformed.

And, if it please you, so : if not, why, so. Val. How long hath she been deformed ? Val. If it please me, madam ! what then Speed. Ever since you loved her ;

Sil. Why, if it please you, take it for your Val. I have loved her ever since I saw her ;

labour ; and still I see her beautiful.

And so good-morrow, servant. [Exit Silvia Speed. If you love her, you cannot see her. Speed. O jest unseen, inscrutable, invisible. Val. Why?

As a dose on a man's face, or a weathercock on Speed. Because love is blind. O that you

a steeple ! had mine eyes ; or your own band the lights My master sues to her; and she hath tanght bez they were wont to have, when you cbid at Sir

suitor, Protens for going ungartered !

He being her pupil, to become ber tutor. • Under reginen.

+ Allhallow mas. • Whipped. + A puppet-shew, * Like a shake


o excellent device was there ever heard a ! SCENE III.-The same.-A Street. better?

Enter LAUNCE, leading a dog, That my piaster, being scribe, to himself should write the letter?

Laun. Nay, 'twill be this hour ere i bave Val. How now, Sir ? what are you reasoning done weeping; all the kind of the Launces with yourself ?

have this very fault: I have received my proSpeed. Nay, I was rhyming : 'tis you that bave portion, like the prodigious son, and am going the reason.

with Sir Proteus to the Imperial's court. Val. To do what?

think, Crab my dog to be tbe sourest-natured Speed. To be a spokesman from madam dog that lives : my mother weeping, my father Silvia.

wailing, my sister crying, our maid bowling, Val. To whom?

our cat wringing her hands, and all our house Speed. To yourself; why, she wooes you by a in a great perplexity, yet did not this cruel. figore.

hearted cur shed one tear : he is a stone, a very Val. What figure ?

pebble stone, and has no more pity in bím than Speed. By a letter, I should say.

a dog ; a Jew would have wept to have seen Val. Why, she hath not writ to me?

our parting; why, my grandam baving no eyes, Speed. What need she, when she bath made look you, wept berseli blind at my parting. you write to yourself? Wby, do you not perceive Nay, i'll show you the manner of it: This shoe the jest?

is my father ;---10, this left shoe is my father : Val. No, believe me.

no, no, this left shoe is my mother ;-Day, that Speed. No believing you indeed, Sir; But did cannot be so neither ;-yes, it is so ; it is 80 ; it you perceive her earnest ?

hath the worser sole; This shoe, with the Val. She gave me none, except au angry bole in it, is my mother, and this my father ; A word.

vengeance on't there 'tis : now, Sir, this staft Speed. Why, she bath given you a letter. is my sister ; for, look you, she is as white as Val. That's the letter writ to her friend. a lily, and as sinall as a wand: this hat is Nan,

Speed. And that letter bath she deliver'd, and our maid; I am the dog :-no, the dog is him there an end. •

self, and I am the dog. -Oh! the dog is me, and Val. I would, it were no worse.

I am myself : ay, so, so. Now come I to my Speed. I'll warrant you, 'tis as well :

fatber; Father, your blessing ; now should not For often you have writ to her; and she, in the shoe speak a word for weeping ; now should modesty,

I kiss my father ; well, be weeps on :--now come Or else for want of idle time, could not again I to my mother, (Ob 1 that she could speak now !) reply,

like a wood • woman :-well, I kiss her ;-why Or fearing else some messenger, that might there 'tis ; here's my mother's breath up and her mind discover,

down : now come I to my sister; mark the moan Herself hath taught her love himself to write she makes : now the dog all this while sheds not unto her lover.

a tear, nor speaks a word ; but see how I lay the All this I speak in print ; for in priot I found dust with my tears.

Why muse you, Sir ? 'tis dinner time.
Val. I have dined.

Pan. Launce, away, away, aboard ; thy masSpeed. Ay, but hearken, Sir : though the ca. ter is shipped, and thou art to post after with meleon Love can feed on the air, I ain one that oars. What's the matter? why weepest tbou, am nonrished by my victuals, and would fain man? Away, ass; you will lose the tide, if you have meat : Oh! be not like your mistress, be tarry any longer. moved, be moved.

(Exeunt. Laun. It is no matter if the tied were lost;

for it is the unkindest tied that ever any man tied. SCENE II.-Vcrona.-A Room in JULIA's

Pan. What's the unkindest tide ?

Laun. Why, he that's tied bere ; Crab, my

Pan. Tut, man, I mean thou'lt lose the flood;

and, in losing the flood, lose tby voyage ; and, Pro. Have patience, gentle Julia.

in losing thy voyage, lose thy master; and, in Jul. I must, where is no remedy.

losing thy master, lose thy service ; and in Pro. When possibly I can, I will return.

losing thy service,--Why dost thou stop my Jul. If you turn uot, you will return the


Laun. For fear thou should'st lose thy tongue. Keep this remembrance for thy Julia's sake.

Pan. Where should I lose my tongue ? (Giving a ring.

Laun. In thy tale. Pro. Why then we'll make excbauge ; here, Pan. In thy tail? take you this.

Laun. Lose the tide, and the voyage, and the Jul. And seal the bargain with a holy kiss.

master, and the service? The tide - Why, man, Pro. Here is my band for my true constancy; if the river were dry, I am able to fill it with And when that hour o'er-slips me in the day,

my tears; if the wind were down, I could drive Wherein I sigh not, Julia, for thy sake,

the boat with my sighs. The next ensuing hour some foul mischauce

Pan. Come, come away, man ; I was sent to Torment me for my love's forgetfulness !

call thee. My father stays my coming ; answer not;

Laun. Sir, call me what thou darest. The tide is now : nay not the tide of tears;

Pan. Wilt thou go? That tide will stay me longer than I should ; Laun. Well, I will go.

(Exeunt. (Exit JULIA. Julia, farewell.—What! gone without a word ?

SCENE IV.-Milan.-An Apartment in the Ay, so true love should do: it cannot speak ;

DUKE's Palace. For truth bath better deeds, than words, to grace it.

Enter VALENTINE, Silvia, Tuurio, and


Sil. Servant-
Pan. Sir Proteus, you are staid for.

Val. Mistress
Pro. Go ; I come, I come :--
Aias ! this parting strikes poor lovers dumb.

Speed. Master, Sir Thurio frowns on you.

Val. Ay, boy, it's for love.

Speed. Not of you.
There's the conclusion.

• Kindred.

1 Crazy, disiructed.



Val. Of my mistress then.

Well, Sir ; this gentleman is come to me, Speed. 'Twere good, you knocked him. With commendation from great potentates ; Sil. Servant, you are sad..

And bere he ineans to spend his time a while : Val. Indeed, madam, I seem so.

I think, 'tis no unwelcouie news to you. Thu. Seem you that you are not ?

Val. Should I bave wish'd a thing, it bad Val. Haply, I do.

beeu be. Thu. So do counterfeit.

Duke. Welcome hiun then according to his Val. So do you.

worth ; Thu. What seem I, that I am not ?

Silvia, I speak to you ; and you, Sir Thurio : Val. Wise.

For Valentine, I need not 'cite • him to it : Thu, What instance of the contrary? I'll send him hither to you presently.. Val. Your folly.

(Erit Duse. Thu. And how quote you my folly?

Val. This is the gentleman, I told your ladyVal. I quote it in your jerkin.

sbip, Thu. My jerkin is a doublet.

Had come along with me, but ibat bis mistress Val. Well, then, I'll double your folly. Did bold bis eyes lock'd in her crystal looks. Thu. How ?

Sil. Belike, that now she bath enfrauchis'd Sil. Wbat, angry, Sir Thuriu ? do you change

thein colour 1

Upon soale other pawn for fealty. Val. Give him leave, madam : he is a kind of Val. Nay, sure, I think, she holds them pri. cameleon.

soners still. Thu. That hath more mind to feed on your Sil. Nay, then be should be bliud ; and, being blood thay live iu your air.

blind, Val. You have said, Sir.

How could be see his way to seek out you ? Thu. Ay, Sir, and done too, for this time. Val. Why, lady, love bath twenty pair of Val. I know it well, Sir ; you always end ere

eyes. you begin.

Thu. They say, that love hath not an eye at Sil. A fine volley of words, gentlemen, and

all. quickly shot off.

Val. To see such lovers, Thurio, as yourself ; Val. 'Tis iudeed, madam ; we thank tbe giver. Upon a bumely object love can wink. Sil. Who is that, servant ?

Enter PROTEUS. Val. Yourself, sweet lady ; for you gave the fire : Sir Tburio borrows his wit froin your lady- Sil. Have done, bave done ; bere comes the ship's looks, and spends what he borrows, kindly

gentleman. in your company.

Val. Welcome, dear Proteus |--Mistress, I Thu. Sir, if you spend word for word with

beseech you, me, I shall make your wit bankrupt.

Confirm bis welcome with some special favoor. Val. I know it well, Sir : you have an ex. Sil. His worth is warrant for his welcome chequer of words, and, I think, no other trea

bither, sure to give your followers ; for it appears by If this be he you oft bave wish'd to bear froni. their bare liveries, that they live by your bare Vul. Mistiess, it is : sweet lady, ebiertain words.

binn. Sil. No more, gentlemen, no more ; here to be my fellow-servant to your ladyship. comes iny father.

Sil. Too low a mistress for so high a servant.

Pro. Nol so, sweet lady; but too mean a Enter DUKE.

servant Duke. Now, daughter Silvia, you are hard to have a look of snch a worthy mistress. beset.

Val. Leave off discourse of disability :Sir Valentine, your father's in good health : Sweet lady, entertain him for your servant. What say you to a letter from your friends Pro. My duty will I boast of, nothing else. of much good news!

Sil. Aud duly never yet did waut his meed; Val. My lord, I will be thankful

Servant, you are welcome to a wortbless mis. To any happy messenger from tbence.

tress. Duke. Know you Don Antonio, your couutry- Pro. P'll die ou him that says so, but yourself. man 3

Sil. That you are welcome i
Val. Ay, my good lord, I know the gentleman Pro. No ; that you are worthless.
To be of worth, and worthy estimation,
And not without desert so well reputed.

Duke, Hath be pot a son

Ser. Madam, my lord your father would speak Val. Ay, my good lord ; a son, that well de

Sil. I'll wait upon his pleasure. (Exit SER. The honour and regard of such a father.

Come, Sir Thurio, Duke. You know bim well ?

Go wilb me :-Once more, new servaut, wel. Val. I knew him as myself ; for from our

come: infancy

I'll leave you to confer of home affairs ; We have convers'd, and spent our hours to When you have done, we look to hear from you. gether :

Pro. We'll both attend upon your ladyship. And though myself bave been an idle truant,

(Eseunt Silvia, THURIO, and SPEED. Cinitting the sweet benefit of time,

Val. Now, tell me, bow do all from whence To clothe mine age with angel-like perfection ;

you came ? Yet hath Sir Proteus, for that's bis name,

Pro. Your friends are well, and have them Made use and fair advantage of bis days :

much commended. llis years but young, but his experience old; Val. And how do your's ? llis head unmellow'd, but bis judgment ripe ; Pro. I left them all in health. And, in a word, (for far behind his worth Val. How does you lady ? and how thrives Come all the praises that I bow bestow,)

your love He is complete in feature, and in mind,

Pro. My tales of love were wont to weary With all good grace to grace a gentleman.

you ; Duke. Beshrew ý me, Sir, but, if he make I know, you joy not in a love-discourse. this good,

Val. Ay, Proteus, but that life is alter'd now : He is as worthy for an empress' love,

I have done pevance for contemning love ; As ineet to be an emperor's counsellor.

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Witb bitter fasts, with penitential groans, Which, like a waxen image 'gainst a fire,
With nightly tears, and daily heart-sore sighs ; Bears no impression of the thing it was.
For, in revenge of my contempt of love,

Methinks, my zeal to Valentine is cold ;
Love bath chas'd sleep from my enthralled eyes, Aud that I love bim not, as I was wout:
And made them watchers of mine own beart's oh! but I love his lady too, too much ;

And that's the reason I love him so little. o gentle Proteus, love's a mighty lord;

How shall I dote on her with more advice, . And hath so humbled me, as, I confess,

That thus without advice begin to love her There is no woe to bis correction,

'Tis but ber picture I have yet beheld, Nor, to his service, no such joy on earth! Aud ibat bath dazzled ny reason's light; Now, no discourse, except it be of love ;

But when I look on her perfections, Now can I break my fast, dine, sup, and sleep, There is no reason but I shall be blind. Upon the very naked name of love.

If I can check my erring love, I will ; Pro. Enough; I read your fortune in your If not, to compass ber I'll use iny skill; eye :

(Exit. Was this the idol that you worship so ? Val. Even she ; and is she not a heavenly SCENE V.-The same.-A Street.

saint? Pro. No ; but she is an earthly paragon.

Enter SPEED and LAUNCE. Val. Call her divine.

Speed. Launce ! by mine honesty, welcome to Pro. I will not Aatter her.

Milan. Val. Oh! flatter me ; for love delights in Laun. Forswear not thyself, sweet youth ; for praises.

I am not welcome. I reckon this always-that a Pro. When I was sick, you gave me bitter man is never undone, till be be hanged; nor pills;

never welcome to a place, till some certain shot And I must minister the like to you.

be paid, and the hostess say, welcome. ral. Tben speak the truth by her; if pot Speed. Come on, you inad-cap, I'll to the aledivine,

house with you presently : wbere, for one sbot Yet let her be a principality,

of fivepence, thou shalt bave tive thousand wel. Sovereign to all ihe creatures on the earth. comes. But, sirrah, how did thy master part Pro. Except my mistress.

with madam Julia ? Val. Sweei, except not any;

Laun. Marry, after they closed iu earnest, they Except thou wilt except against my love. parted very fairly in jest.

Pro. Have I not reason to prefer iniue own! Speed. But shall she marry hini ?
Val. And I will help thee to prefer ber

Luun. No.

Speed. How then ? Sball he marry her? She shall be dignified with this high honour, Luun. No, neither. To bear my lady's traiu ; lest the base earth Speed. Wbat, are they broken? Slould froin her vesture chance to steal a kiss, Laun. No, they are both as whole as a fish. And, of so great a favour growing proud,

Speed. Wby then, how stands the matter with Disdain to root the summer-swelling flower,

them And make rough winter cverlastingly.

Laun. Marry, tbus; when it stands well with Pro. Why, Valentine, what braggardism is bim, it stands well with her. this ?

Speed. What an ass art thou ? I understand Val. Pardon me, Proteus : all I can, is nothing thee not. To ber, whose worth makes other worthies no- Laun. Wbat a block art thou, that thou canst thing :

not? My staff understands me. She is alone.

Speed. Wbat thou say'st? Pro. Tben let her alone.

Luun. Ay, and what I do too: look thee, I'll Val. Not for the world : wby man, she is mine but lean, and iny staff understands me. Own ;

Spet d. It stands under thee, indeed. And I as rich in having such a jewel,

Laun. Why, stand under and understand is all As tweaty seas, is all their sand were pearl, olie. The water nectar, and the rocks pure gold.

Speed. But tell me true, will't be a match ? Forgive me, that I do not dream on thee,

Laun. Ask my dog : if he say, ay, it will; ir Because thou seest me dote upon my love. be say, no, it will : if he sbake his tail, and say My foolish rival, that her father likes,

nothing, it will. Only for his possessions are so huge,

Spced. The conclusion is then, that it will. Is gone with her along; and I must after,

Laun. Thou shalt vever get such a secret from For love, thou know'st, is full of jealousy. me, but by a parable. Pro. But she loves you?

Speed. "Tis well that I get it so. But, Laubce, Val. Ay, and we are betroth'd ;

how say'st thou, that thy master is become a no. Nay, more, our marriage hour,

table lover With all the cunning manner of our flight,

Laun. I never knew him otherwise. Determin'd of: how I must climb her window; Speed. Than how ? The ladder made of cords; and all the means Laun. A Dotavle lubber, as thou reportest hion Plotted, and 'greed on, for my happiness.

to be. Good Proteus, go with me to my chamber, Speed. Why, thou whoreson ass, thou mistakest, In these affairs to aid me with thy counsel. Pro. Go on before ; I sball enquire you Laun. Why, fool, I meant not thee; I mean forth :

thy master. I must unto the road, to disembark

Speed. I tell thee, my master is become a hot Soule necessaries tbat I needs must use ;

lover. Aud then I'll presently attend you.

Laun. Why, I tell thee, I care not though he Val. Will you make haste ?

burn himself in love. If thou wilt go with me Pro. I will.

[Exit Val. to the ale-bouse, so; if not, thou art an He. Even as one heat another beat expels,

brew, a Jew, and not worth the name of a Or as one nail by strength drives out another, Christian So the remembrance of my former love

Speed. Why? Is by a newer object quite forgotten.

Laun. Because thou hast not so much charity Is it mine eye, or Valentinus' praise,

in thee, as to go to the ale with a Christian : Her true perfection, or my false transgression, Wilt thou go? That makes me, reasonless, to reason thus ? Speed. At thy service.

(Exeunt. She's fair ; and so is Julia, that I love ;That I did love, for now my love is thaw'd ;

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