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As if the garment had been made for me:
Sil. She is beholding to thee, gentle youth.
to think upon thy words. 180 Here, youth, there is my purse; I give thee this For thy sweet mistress' sake, because thou lovest
[Exit Silvia, with attendants. Jul. And she shall thank you for't, if e'er
you know her.
I should have scratch'd out your unseeing eyes,
Lady, a happy evening! Sil. Amen, amen! Go on, good Eglamour, Out at the postern by the abbey-wall: I fear I am attended by some spies. Egl. Fear not:
the forest is not three leagues off; If we recover that, we are sure enough. [Exeunt. SCENE II. The same. The Duke's palate.
Enter THURIO, PROTEUS, and JULIA.
suit ? Pro. O, sir, I find her milder than she was; And yet she takes exceptions at your person.
Thui What, that my leg is too long?
what it loathes.
ing is, Black men are pearls in beauteous ladies' eyes.
Jul. [Aside) 'Tis true; such pearls as put out
For I had rather wink than look on them.
Thu. How likes she my discourse?
peace? Jul. [Aside] But better, indeed, when you
hold your peace. Th. What says she to my valour? Pro. O, sir, she makes no doubt of that. Jul. [ Aside] She needs not, when she knows
[ Aside] That such an ass should owe* them. Pro. That they are out by lease. Jul. Here comes the duke.
30 Enter DUKE. Duke. How now, Sir Proteus! how now,
Thu. Not I.
Nor I. Duke.
Saw you my daughter? Pro.
Neither. Duke. Why then, She's fled unto that peasant Valentine; And Eglamour is in her company, 'Tis true; for Friar Laurence met them both, As he in penance wander'd through the forest; Him he knew well, and guess'd that it was she, But, being mask'd, he was not sure of it; 40 Besides, she did intend confession At Patrick's cell this even; and there she
These likelihoods confirm her flight from hence.
Thu. Why, this it is to be a peevish girl,
50 I'll after, more to be revenged on Eglamour Than for the love of reckless Silvia. [Exit.
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. The frontiers of Mantua.
Sil. A thousand more mischances than this
Have learn'd me how to brook this patiently.
Sec. Out. Come, bring her away.
with her? Third Out. Being nimble-footed, he hath
outrun 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. First Out. Come, I must bring you to our
SCENE IV. Another part of the forest.
This shadowy desert, unfrequented woods,
their law, Have some unhappy passenger in chase. They love me well; yet I have much to do To keep them from uncivil outrages. Withdraw thee, Valentine: who's this comes here?
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 forced your honour and your
love; Vouchsafe me, for my meed, but one fair look; A smaller boon than this I cannot beg And less than this, I am sure, you cannot give. Val. [Aside] How like a dream is this I see
and hear! Love, lend me patience to forbear awhile. Sil
. O miserable, unhappy that I am! Pro. Unhappy were you, madam, ere I came; But by my coming I have made you happy. 30 Sil. By thy approach thou makest me most
unhappy, Jul. [Aside] And me, when he approacheth
to your presence.