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Thu. What says she to my birth?
Pro. O, ay; and pities them.
Jul. That such an ass should owe1 them.
Pro. That they are out by lease.
Duke. How now, Sir Proteus? how now, Thurio? Which of you saw Sir Eglamour of late?
Thu. Not I.
Saw you my daughter?
Duke. Why, then she's fled unto that peasant
And Eglamour is in her company.
"Tis true; for friar Laurence met them both,
At Patrick's cell this even; and there she was not :
Pro. And I will follow, more for Silvia's love, Than hate of Eglamour that goes with her. [Exit. Jul. And I will follow, more to cross that love, Than hate for Silvia, that is gone for love. [Exit.
SCENE III-Frontiers of Mantua. The Forest. Enter Silvia, and Out-laws.
Out. Come, come;
Be patient, we must bring you to our captain.
2 Out. Come, bring her away.
1 Out. Where is the gentleman that was with her?
3 Out. Being nimble-footed, he hath out-run us, But Moyses, and Valerius, follow him. Go thou with her to the west end of the wood, There is our captain: we'll follow him that's fled; The thicket is beset, he cannot 'scape.
1 Out. Come, I must bring you to our captain's
SCENE IV-Another part of the Forest. Enter Valentine.
Val. How use doth breed a habit in a man!
And leave no memory of what it was!
Have some unhappy passenger in chace:
Enter Proteus, Silvia, and Julia.
Pro. Madam, this service I have done for you (Though you respect not aught your servant doth,) To hazard life, and rescue you from him That would have forc'd your honour and your
Vouchsafe me, for my meed, but one fair look;
Val. How like a dream is this I see and hear! Love, lend me patience to forbear awhile. [Aside.
Sil. O miserable, unhappy that I am!
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 unhappy.
Jul. And me, when he approacheth to your
Sil. Had I been seized by a hungry lion,
Therefore be gone, solicit me no more. Pro. What dangerous action, stood it next to death,
Would I not undergo for one calm look?
Read over Julia's heart, thy first best love,
Into a thousand oaths; and all those oaths
Thou hast no faith left now, unless thou hadst two,
All men but Proteus.
Pro. Nay, if the gentle spirit of moving words Can no way change you to a milder form, I'll woo you like a soldier, at arms' end;
And love you 'gainst the nature of love, force you. Sil. O heaven!
Pro. I'll force thee yield to my desire. Val. Ruffian, let go that rude uncivil touch; Thou friend of an ill fashion!
Val. Thou common friend, that's without faith or love;
(For such is a friend now,) treacherous man! Thou hast beguil'd my hopes; nought but mine
Could have persuaded me: Now I dare not say
(1) Felt, experienced.
I am sorry, I must never trust thee more,
But count the world a stranger for thy sake.
The private wound is deepest: O time, most curst!
As e'er I did commit.
Then I am paid; And once again I do receive thee honest.Who by repentance is not satisfied,
Is nor of heaven, nor earth; for these are pleas'd;
Jul. O me, unhappy!
Pro. Look to the boy.
Look up; speak.
Jul. O good sir, my master charg'd me To deliver a ring to madam Silvia ; Which, out of my neglect, was never done. Pro. Where is that ring, boy? Jul. Here 'tis this is it. Pro. How! let me see: Why this is the ring I gave to Julia. Jul. O, cry you mercy, sir, I have mistook; This is the ring you sent to Silvia.
[Gives a ring.
[Shows another ring. Pro. But, how cam'st thou by this ring? at my depart, I gave this unto Julia.
Jul. And Julia herself did give it me; And Julia herself hath brought it hither.
Pro. How! Julia!
Jul. Behold her that gave aim1 to all thy oaths,