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The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Act IV, Scene 3

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Act IV, Scene 3

Milan. Outside the Duke’s palace.

  1. Enter Eglamour.

Eglamour

1 - 4
  1. This is the hour that Madam Silvia
  2. Entreated me to call and know her mind.
  3. There’s some great matter she’ld employ me in.
  4. Madam, madam!
  1. Enter Silvia above at her window.

Silvia

5
  1.               Who calls?

Eglamour

6 - 7
  1.            Your servant and your friend;
  2. One that attends your ladyship’s command.

Silvia

8
  1. Sir Eglamour, a thousand times good morrow.

Eglamour

9 - 12
  1. As many, worthy lady, to yourself.
  2. According to your ladyship’s impose,
  3. I am thus early come to know what service
  4. It is your pleasure to command me in.

Silvia

13 - 38
  1. O Eglamour, thou art a gentleman
  2. Think not I flatter, for I swear I do not
  3. Valiant, wise, remorseful, well accomplish’d:
  4. Thou art not ignorant what dear good will
  5. I bear unto the banish’d Valentine,
  6. Nor how my father would enforce me marry
  7. Vain Thurio, whom my very soul abhors.
  8. Thyself hast lov’d, and I have heard thee say
  9. No grief did ever come so near thy heart
  10. As when thy lady and thy true-love died,
  11. Upon whose grave thou vow’dst pure chastity.
  12. Sir Eglamour, I would to Valentine,
  13. To Mantua, where I hear he makes abode;
  14. And for the ways are dangerous to pass,
  15. I do desire thy worthy company,
  16. Upon whose faith and honor I repose.
  17. Urge not my father’s anger, Eglamour,
  18. But think upon my grief, a lady’s grief,
  19. And on the justice of my flying hence,
  20. To keep me from a most unholy match,
  21. Which heaven and fortune still rewards with plagues.
  22. I do desire thee, even from a heart
  23. As full of sorrows as the sea of sands,
  24. To bear me company, and go with me;
  25. If not, to hide what I have said to thee,
  26. That I may venture to depart alone.

Eglamour

39 - 44
  1. Madam, I pity much your grievances,
  2. Which since I know they virtuously are plac’d,
  3. I give consent to go along with you,
  4. Reaking as little what betideth me,
  5. As much I wish all good befortune you.
  6. When will you go?

Silvia

45
  1.                   This evening coming.

Eglamour

46
  1. Where shall I meet you?

Silvia

47 - 48
  1.                         At Friar Patrick’s cell,
  2. Where I intend holy confession.

Eglamour

49 - 50
  1. I will not fail your ladyship. Good morrow,
  2. Gentle lady.

Silvia

51
  1.              Good morrow, kind Sir Eglamour.
  1. Exeunt.
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