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The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Act 5, Scene 2

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Act 5, Scene 2

Milan. A room in the Duke’s palace.

  1. Enter Thurio, Proteus, Julia disguised as Sebastian.

Thurio

2
  1. Sir Proteus, what says Silvia to my suit?

Proteus

3 - 4
  1. O, sir, I find her milder than she was,
  2. And yet she takes exceptions at your person.

Thurio

5
  1. What? That my leg is too long?

Proteus

6
  1. No, that it is too little.

Thurio

7
  1. I’ll wear a boot, to make it somewhat rounder.

Julia

8 - 9
  1. Aside.
  2. But love will not be spurr’d to what it loathes.

Thurio

10
  1. What says she to my face?

Proteus

11
  1. She says it is a fair one.

Thurio

12
  1. Nay then the wanton lies; my face is black.

Proteus

13 - 14
  1. But pearls are fair; and the old saying is,
  2. Black men are pearls in beauteous ladies’ eyes.

Julia

15 - 17
  1. Aside.
  2. ’Tis true, such pearls as put out ladies’ eyes,
  3. For I had rather wink than look on them.

Thurio

18
  1. How likes she my discourse?

Proteus

19
  1. Ill, when you talk of war.

Thurio

20
  1. But well, when I discourse of love and peace.

Julia

21 - 22
  1. Aside.
  2. But better indeed, when you hold your peace.

Thurio

23
  1. What says she to my valor?

Proteus

24
  1. O, sir, she makes no doubt of that.

Julia

25 - 26
  1. Aside.
  2. She needs not, when she knows it cowardice.

Thurio

27
  1. What says she to my birth?

Proteus

28
  1. That you are well deriv’d.

Julia

29 - 30
  1. Aside.
  2. True: from a gentleman to a fool.

Thurio

31
  1. Considers she my possessions?

Proteus

32
  1. O ay; and pities them.

Thurio

33
  1. Wherefore?

Julia

34 - 35
  1. Aside.
  2. That such an ass should owe them.

Proteus

36
  1. That they are out by lease.

Julia

37
  1. Here comes the Duke.
  1. Enter Duke.

Duke of Milan

39 - 40
  1. How now, Sir Proteus? How now, Thurio?
  2. Which of you saw Eglamour of late?

Thurio

41
  1. Not I.

Proteus

42
  1.        Nor I.

Duke of Milan

43
  1.        Saw you my daughter?

Proteus

44
  1.                      Neither.

Duke of Milan

45 - 59
  1. Why then
  2. She’s fled unto that peasant Valentine;
  3. And Eglamour is in her company.
  4. ’Tis true; for Friar Laurence met them both,
  5. As he in penance wander’d through the forest;
  6. Him he knew well, and guess’d that it was she,
  7. But being mask’d, he was not sure of it;
  8. Besides, she did intend confession
  9. At Patrick’s cell this even, and there she was not.
  10. These likelihoods confirm her flight from hence:
  11. Therefore I pray you stand not to discourse,
  12. But mount you presently and meet with me
  13. Upon the rising of the mountain foot
  14. That leads toward Mantua, whither they are fled.
  15. Dispatch, sweet gentlemen, and follow me.
  1. Exit.

Thurio

61 - 64
  1. Why, this it is to be a peevish girl,
  2. That flies her fortune when it follows her.
  3. I’ll after, more to be reveng’d on Eglamour
  4. Than for the love of reckless Silvia.
  1. Exit.

Proteus

66 - 67
  1. And I will follow, more for Silvia’s love
  2. Than hate of Eglamour that goes with her.
  1. Exit.

Julia

69 - 70
  1. And I will follow, more to cross that love
  2. Than hate for Silvia, that is gone for love.
  1. Exit.
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