The Two Gentlemen of Verona

by: William Shakespeare

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She puts some folded papers in her bosom.
She puts some folded papers in her shirt.
Enter LUCETTA
LUCETTA enters.

LUCETTA

135Madam,
Dinner is ready, and your father stays.

LUCETTA

Madame, dinner is ready, and your father waits for you.

JULIA

Well, let us go.

JULIA

Well, let’s go then.

LUCETTA

What, shall these papers lie like telltales here?

LUCETTA

What, should these papers just lie on the ground revealing everything?

JULIA

If you respect them, best to take them up.

JULIA

If you respect them, then it would be best to pick them up.

LUCETTA

140Nay, I was taken up for laying them down;
Yet here they shall not lie, for catching cold.

LUCETTA

No, you yelled at me for dropping them in the first place. But we shouldn’t leave them here or they’ll catch a cold.
She gathers up the remaining fragments.
She gathers up the remaining fragments.

JULIA

I see you have a month’s mind to them.

JULIA

I see you have a strong desire for them.

LUCETTA

Ay, madam, you may say what sights you see;
I see things too, although you judge I wink.

LUCETTA

Yes, madame, you can interpret my behavior as you like. But I see things, too, even though you think my eyes are closed.

JULIA

145Come, come; will ’t please you go?

JULIA

Come on, come on. Will you please hurry up?
Exeunt
They exit.