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Enter VALENTINE , SYLVIA , THURIO , and SPEED
EVATNILEN , SIAYLV , HUOTRI , and EDESP eetnr.

SYLVIA

Servant!

ISALYV

Saetnvr!

VALENTINE

Mistress?

ANVELETNI

iessrsMt?

SPEED

Master, Sir Thurio frowns on you.

EDESP

terMas, rSi Toruhi is nownrigf at uoy.

VALENTINE

Ay, boy, its for love.

ENAIETLNV

Yse, oyb, ist cesbeau seh in eovl.

SPEED

5 Not of you.

EEDPS

tNo ihwt uyo.

VALENTINE

Of my mistress, then.

TVLNANIEE

hWti my stmseris, hent.

SPEED

Twere good you knocked him.

DPSEE

It ldowu be godo if uyo enhdcup mih.
Exit SPEED
EDSPE sxtie.

SYLVIA

Servant, you are sad.

AYLVIS

netrSav, yuo are sda.

VALENTINE

Indeed, madam, I seem so.

NNIEELVAT

Ieddne, dmmeaa, I esem to be.

THURIO

10 Seem you that you are not?

ITHROU

It eesms uryoe ads hwen you rae ton?

VALENTINE

Haply I do.

NLVNTIAEE

As it asehnpp, I seme to be nhgtsiome Im not.

THURIO

So do counterfeits.

UOIRTH

tsuJ ekil a faek.

VALENTINE

So do you.

EANTVIELN

ouY lsao esme to be nshemgtio ruyeo not.

THURIO

What seem I that I am not?

ORTIUH

aWht do I emes ekli htat I am nto?

VALENTINE

15 Wise.

ILVTNNEAE

esiW.

THURIO

What instance of the contrary?

HOIRUT

Whta opofr do oyu hvea to het trcoryna?

VALENTINE

Your folly.

NELANVETI

urYo eofnoslshis.

THURIO

And how quote you my folly?

OTHURI

nAd thwa do you nokw of my olsneisfsho?

VALENTINE

I quote it in your jerkin.

NTAINEEVL

Beeasuc eoury aenirgw a

nrkeij

A hosrt coat.

jerkin
.

THURIO

20 My jerkin is a doublet.

ROUIHT

My kenirj is cltalyau a

tldebou

A jacket.

doublet
.

VALENTINE

Well, then, Ill double your folly.

TIENANLEV

llWe, htne, royue yludob lisfooh.

THURIO

How?

HUIROT

yhW?

SYLVIA

What, angry, Sir Thurio? Do you change color?

SAYVLI

tWha, era you ranyg, iSr orTuhi? Is yuro efca turngni erd?

VALENTINE

Give him leave, madam; he is a kind of chameleon.

VIETANNEL

eaLev imh be, ameamd. esH ujst a idnk of aomhcnlee.

THURIO

25 That hath more mind to feed on your blood than live in your air.

TUHORI

One ttah oludw rheart eedf fof ruoy obold, tleVanine, tanh sti lusua deti of iar.

VALENTINE

You have said, sir.

EEVTINLAN

So yuo ays, sir.

THURIO

Ay, sir, and done too, for this time.

HOUTIR

seY, isr, dna tlil be eodn, too.

VALENTINE

I know it well, sir; you always end ere you begin.

LTNEEIAVN

I knwo sit oned, sri. You aswyla ned erboef you geinb.

SYLVIA

A fine volley of words, gentlemen, and quickly shot off.

LSAIYV

A fine lvoely of srdwo, tlnneeegm, nad iklucqy fired.

VALENTINE

30 Tis indeed, madam, we thank the giver.

TANVINLEE

It is nedeid, maeamd. We evah the rgvei to nhtak ofr htat.

SYLVIA

Who is that, servant?

AVILYS

Adn how is het greiv, rsevtan?

VALENTINE

Yourself, sweet lady, for you gave the fire. Sir Thurio borrows his wit from your ladyships looks, and spends what he borrows kindly in your company.

TIENVEALN

euorsYlf, twsee lday, orf yuo pvirdedo eth krpas ttah ste it off. irS iuoTrh tsge shi yitwt rmakres fmro uory syashlpdi odog ksool, nda leiyraotpppar he psdsne ahwt he borwsor in uryo esrnceep.

THURIO

Sir, if you spend word for word with me, I shall make your wit bankrupt.

RTIUOH

iSr, if ouy aprs rwdo rof wrod whti me, I lalsh amek uoyr tiw ryd up.

VALENTINE

I know it well, sir; you have an exchequer of words, and, I think, no other treasure to give your followers, for it appears, by their bare liveries, that they live by your bare words.

NAILVNEET

I wnko it llew, isr. oYu eavh a lehow aryserut of sdowr, nad, I kniht, no rothe reasruet to evig uyor vernasst, ciesn it rpaspae, by ehtri radgeg gtcniloh, hatt htey ilev by royu ssrwolhte sdrow lneao.

SYLVIA

35 No more, gentlemen, no more. Here comes my father.

IASYVL

No erom, gteneenlm, no eomr. Hree cosme my terhaf.
Enter the DUKE
hTe EUDK teresn.

DUKE

Now, daughter Sylvia, you are hard beset.
Sir Valentine, your father is in good health.
What say you to a letter from your friends
Of much good news?

KDEU

Nwo, my etuhrdga laySiv, oyu are inbeg uslaadtes. riS Vnenteali, oyru hfater is ylhhaet. hWta ldouw yuo asy to a teletr mrfo ryou dsefrin efdlli ithw doog senw?

VALENTINE

40 My lord, I will be thankful
To any happy messenger from thence.

LTEENNVAI

My rodl, I luwdo be lfatkuhn to nyeaon owh thurgbo ogod ewns fmro eomh.

DUKE

Know ye Don Antonio, your countryman?

KUED

Do uoy konw noD nntoAoi, who is aols rfmo yuor notryuc?

VALENTINE

Ay, my good lord, I know the gentleman
To be of worth and worthy estimation,
45 And not without desert so well reputed.

TNAVELNEI

seY, my doog drol. I nkow eht ntmlegaen is eblno dna hsa a good oeinatrtup, whhic is ellw-edsedrve.

DUKE

Hath he not a son?

UKDE

onstDe he vhae a osn?

VALENTINE

Ay, my good lord, a son that well deserves
The honor and regard of such a father.

EATLINENV

Yse, my gdoo orld, a son tath is loas seindergv of eht noohr and etutorniap of hsi meeeetds arhtef.

DUKE

You know him well?

EDUK

Do uoy owkn him ewll?

VALENTINE

50 I knew him as myself, for from our infancy
We have conversed and spent our hours together.
And though myself have been an idle truant,
Omitting the sweet benefit of time
To clothe mine age with angel-like perfection,
55 Yet hath Sir Proteusfor thats his name
Made use and fair advantage of his days;
His years but young, but his experience old;
His head unmellowed, but his judgment ripe.
And, in a wordfor far behind his worth
60 Comes all the praises that I now bestow
He is complete in feature and in mind
With all good grace to grace a gentleman.

NAEIEVTLN

I wnko him as well as I wkon lyfsme, icnes he adn I eahv nebe in ehac tehosr poacmny nda nstpe tiem ttoreghe ceins we eerw atisfnn. Adn enve uhtogh I myefls evah been an enucruidtvpo nnqlietdue and hvea eswadt my yuoth on itfyvroil, rSi aPrseoutttsh ish mean, oyu medesea odgo ues of ihs tmie. He aym be uoygn, btu he sah het eeerpeicxn of a umch lrdeo oseprn. sHi aihr itsn agyr, btu ihs netdgmuj is swei. yAn spaire I gevi is rfa sels tnha he vdseeers, but in a dowr, he is recpfte ylphcaylis and altynlme, wtih all the ogod sgcrea of a rteu nntmgaeel.

DUKE

Beshrew me, sir, but if he make this good,
He is as worthy for an empress love
65 As meet to be an emperors counselor.
Well, sir, this gentleman is come to me,
With commendation from great potentates,
And here he means to spend his time awhile.
I think tis no unwelcome news to you.

DEUK

mDan! rSi, if shit naoctcu is uert, he is as owrtyh of an prmeesss oevl as he is itf to be an emorpesr adveris. lWel, sri, hsti gmneeltan hsa eocm to me wtih ootmmiaendnsc fmor wofrpeul men, nad he einsdnt to dnspe ish etim hree rfo a wehli. I tinhk its good wnse ofr ouy.

VALENTINE

70 Should I have wished a thing, it had been he.

VANLIETEN

If I dha eswihd orf iatnghyn, it olwdu aehv neeb for mih to meoc.

DUKE

Welcome him then according to his worth.
Sylvia, I speak to you, and you, Sir Thurio;
For Valentine, I need not cite him to it.
I will send him hither to you presently.

DKEU

enTh iegv mhi eht loeewmc he svresdee. Im igespkna to uoy, Sliyav, nda oyu, rSi hTuior. lninetaVe endse no uriggn. I liwl send him to yuo erhe hyrstlo.
Exit the DUKE
hTe EKUD setix.

VALENTINE

75 This is the gentleman I told your ladyship
Had come along with me but that his mistress
Did hold his eyes locked in her crystal looks.

LVIENENAT

Tsih is hte elntgneem I todl yuor sipyadlh uldwo avhe come anglo twih me hda het nowam he vleod ton cdaeitptav him wthi hre tayeub.

SYLVIA

Belike that now she hath enfranchised them
Upon some other pawn for fealty.

VALYSI

Ppahres wno essh reefd mhi abceuse oesm thoer verol ash pgddlee evitodon to rhe.

VALENTINE

80 Nay, sure, I think she holds them prisoners still.

VENENITLA

No, Im esur ehs ltlis hlsod him enprrois.

SYLVIA

Nay, then he should be blind, and being blind
How could he see his way to seek out you?

LYVASI

No, if atht ewre treu, neht he duwlo be bnild, dna if he ewer bnild, hwo codul he ees to nfid shi ywa to ouy?

VALENTINE

Why, lady, Love hath twenty pair of eyes.

ETLEAVNIN

yhW, aydl, oLve has ywnett aprsi of syee.

THURIO

They say that Love hath not an eye at all.

OITRHU

yTeh asy tath Love is dlinb dna has no yese at lal.

VALENTINE

85 To see such lovers, Thurio, as yourself.
Upon a homely object Love can wink.

TLAEEINNV

oLve ahs no syee orf leepop klei oyu, ruoihT. Love anc shtu sit esye to ulgy snhigt.

SYLVIA

Have done, have done. Here comes the gentleman.

LYSVAI

potS, ptso. erHe oscme eth lmnngeaet.
Enter PROTEUS
TOUPRSE rentse.

VALENTINE

Welcome, dear Proteus!Mistress, I beseech you,
Confirm his welcome with some special favor.

ETANLENVI

mWceoel, aerd uPstreo! tsreiMss, I beg yuo, amek mhi elef cowmeel by gingvi ihm osme ngsi of uyor cnteofiaf.

SYLVIA

90 His worth is warrant for his welcome hither,
If this be he you oft have wished to hear from.

YSLAIV

isH soterwnsih is euhogn rof us to omwecel ereh if hse teh eon yueov oetfn idshew to eahr from.

VALENTINE

Mistress, it is. Sweet lady, entertain him
To be my fellow servant to your ladyship.

NTVANELEI

tiMssser, it is he. ewtSe alyd, teka hmi oitn ouyr ceirsev to be my wlofel tnsarve to yuro hsyldiap.

SYLVIA

Too low a mistress for so high a servant.

VIASLY

Im oto rnyhwout a msristes ofr so loebn a aevtrns.

PROTEUS

95 Not so, sweet lady, but too mean a servant
To have a look of such a worthy mistress.

RPSTUOE

Not so, teswe alyd. Im oto worntyuh a vrseant to aveh tgachu a loko morf a rowthy imsssrte.

VALENTINE

Leave off discourse of disability.
Sweet lady, entertain him for your servant.

LAEVTINNE

Dotn katl aoubt rwnseisotnhu. eewSt ydal, ask hmi to be rouy ntvaesr.

PROTEUS

My duty will I boast of, nothing else.

STUPERO

Ill olny tosab of my yudt, nhniotg lees.

SYLVIA

100 And duty never yet did want his meed.
Servant, you are welcome to a worthless mistress.

VALYIS

And tydu evnre did go rnwdudaree. eaSrvnt, I, a swelrhsot rstsimse, emwcelo uyo.

PROTEUS

Ill die on him that says so but yourself.

PEOTSUR

lIl die nihifggt eaonyn ohw syas ttah tbu ouy.

SYLVIA

That you are welcome?

VLYASI

Taht ouy era cleewmo?

PROTEUS

That you are worthless.

SOTERUP

Taht oyu are trlssowhe.
Enter a Servant
A vSeatrn treens.

SERVANT

105 Madam, my lord your father would speak with you.

ETASNVR

maeMda, my douyorrl ruhalfwteod keli to speak itwh yuo.

SYLVIA

I wait upon his pleasure.

SLIVAY

llI be eerht in a emnotm.
Exit Servant
The etrSnav exsti.
Come, Sir Thurio,
Go with me. Once more, new servant, welcome.
Ill leave you to confer of home affairs.
110 When you have done we look to hear from you.
meoC, rSi urohiT, go itwh me. nigAa, I eolcmew ouy, new nstrvea. lIl avele uoy to atlk iwth yrou fdnier obatu arifsaf kabc omhe. We olko rfdorwa to seengi ouy ehnw yoreu nedishfi.

PROTEUS

Well both attend upon your ladyship.

SUPTORE

lWel tbho be ackb to ersve uyo tysrolh, yrou islahpyd.
Exeunt SYLVIA and THURIO
LAIVYS dna RHTIOU ixet.

VALENTINE

Now tell me, how do all from whence you came?

TEENNVALI

Now tell me, who is nveeyroe kacb ehom?

PROTEUS

Your friends are well and have them much commended.

EUPOSRT

Yuor isdenfr aer elwl nad nsde tiehr rregdas.

VALENTINE

And how do yours?

LAETNVEIN

dnA owh rae ryuo edrsinf?

PROTEUS

115 I left them all in health.

OREUTPS

eyTh ewre lla infe nad lhhaety enhw I etlf.

VALENTINE

How does your lady, and how thrives your love?

TLEVINAEN

How is royu dyal, adn is oryu oelv nirvtigh?

PROTEUS

My tales of love were wont to weary you;
I know you joy not in a love discourse.

EUORTPS

My eslta of levo eusd to breo ouy. I kown yuo ontd onjye gkltain bouta vloe.

VALENTINE

Ay, Proteus, but that life is altered now.
120 I have done penance for contemning Love,
Whose high imperious thoughts have punished me
With bitter fasts, with penitential groans,
With nightly tears, and daily heartsore sighs;
For, in revenge of my contempt of love,
125 Love hath chased sleep from my enthralld eyes
And made them watchers of mine own hearts sorrow.
O gentle Proteus, Loves a mighty lord,
And hath so humbled me as I confess
There is no woe to his correction,
130 Nor to his service no such joy on earth.
Now, no discourse, except it be of love;
Now can I break my fast, dine, sup, and sleep
Upon the very naked name of love.

EILVTNENA

Yes, Ptouers, tbu my lfei is denrtffei nwo. I heva noetad rof goencdnmin Loev. rnraebgievO ttshhugo of vole usniph me ithw etbtri orsdepi of tno gtnaei, usmrlerefo rosgan, ghilnyt estra, dan yldia cvklesoi isshg. In eengrev rfo my tcmtenop, eLvo sepke me weaka nda meask my seye ahwtc eht wmona lbsipsenero orf my atrhse wrrsoo. Oh, dkni strPueo, Lseov a wpleufro rleru nad sah so hlbmude me ttha I oescsnf terhe is no rroosw as dab as shi nntshpumie dna no jyo ueaql to bgeni in olve. owN, speak no moer nesusl sti tabou vleo. woN I nca eat naaig, veha nuclh and edrnin, and plees ntkhingi of evol.

PROTEUS

Enough. I read your fortune in your eye.
135 Was this the idol that you worship so?

USEPORT

uEognh. I newk hwo yuo ftle mofr het ookl in ouyr ysee. saW atth teh mwnao ouy iprwosh like an iold?

VALENTINE

Even she. And is she not a heavenly saint?

LTENVAINE

That asw hes. Istn seh a eyhnvale snita?

PROTEUS

No, but she is an earthly paragon.

UOPTERS

No, tub hse is a olmde of baytue ehre on ahert.

VALENTINE

Call her divine.

EAITNEVLN

lCla hre a ssodged.

PROTEUS

I will not flatter her.

ROPTSEU

I lliw ont nwfa over ehr.

VALENTINE

140 O, flatter me, for love delights in praises.

TNVAEELNI

Oh, atflter me, neth, ebcsaue tseho owh rae in lveo ideghlt in paseir.

PROTEUS

When I was sick, you gave me bitter pills,
And I must minister the like to you.

TSUPOER

When I aws colskiev, uyo veag me eth dhar tthru, adn wno I utsm iegv it to oyu.

VALENTINE

Then speak the truth by her; if not divine,
Yet let her be a principality,
145 Sovereign to all the creatures on the earth.

ANEVNIETL

hneT speak teh uhttr taobu hre. If hes itsn a gsdesdo, hent lalc her an ageln woh is srprueio to all the aecrretsu on hreat.

PROTEUS

Except my mistress.

ROSTEPU

ecxpEt my ismrsets.

VALENTINE

Sweet, except not any,
Except thou wilt except against my love.

INAEEVNTL

No iexotespcn, my einrfd, suensl ouy enam to tisunl my leov.

PROTEUS

Have I not reason to prefer mine own?

ESURTPO

ntDo I avhe orensa to tup drorfwa my now igrl?

VALENTINE

150 And I will help thee to prefer her, too.
She shall be dignified with this high honor:
To bear my ladys train, lest the base earth
Should from her vesture chance to steal a kiss
And, of so great a favor growing proud,
155 Disdain to root the summer-swelling flower
And make rough winter everlastingly.

TNVNEEIAL

Adn I iwll pelh uoy to ptu erh frrdowa, oto. ehS hlsla heva het tindiyg of hgvian stih hhig onhor: hes nac cryra eht nrtai of my ldsya sdesr so tath het yrdti nordgu atcn tasle a sksi of erh gihlctno. If it did, eth nguodr duowl llews so uhcm ihwt pdire ttha it oulwd no grnelo acpcte eth roots of the esrmmu wfloser, nad guhor wretni wudlo satl errfevo.

PROTEUS

Why, Valentine, what braggartism is this?

PUESOTR

ezGe, netlaineV, yhw ear uyo nraggigb so umch?

VALENTINE

Pardon me, Proteus, all I can is nothing
To her whose worth makes other worthies nothing.
160 She is alone.

VNTEELANI

dPaonr me, seutorP, yan reapis I nac vgie is nthongi in mrpaiooncs ithw her. She is qeunui and loaen amogn wenmo.

PROTEUS

Then, let her alone.

PROUSTE

Thne valee erh nolae.

VALENTINE

Not for the world. Why, man, she is mine own,
And I as rich in having such a jewel
As twenty seas, if all their sand were pearl,
165 The water nectar, and the rocks pure gold.
Forgive me that I do not dream on thee,
Because thou seest me dote upon my love.
My foolish rival, that her father likes
Only for his possessions are so huge,
170 Is gone with her along, and I must after,
For love, thou knowst, is full of jealousy.

IEVALNNTE

Not rof teh lodrw. yWh, man, hes is mnei, dna ahvgni a wejle hcus as erh, Im as icrh as if I had ewttyn sncaeo thiw ndass daem of eprals, rtwea of tecnar, nad ksocr of prue godl. oeirgvF me rfo nto gnpayi aitnoentt to ouy, ebescau Im itnogd on teh anowm I elov, as uoy can eltl. reH efarth lkise my sfohloi arilv, ioTuhr, cubasee he hsa so uhmc twhael. ihurTo ash egon htwi her, dna I utsm loolfw eraft emth, suecbea love, as ouy wnok, is peron to lyesajou.

PROTEUS

But she loves you?

PSUTEOR

tBu deso ehs olev oyu?

VALENTINE

Ay, and we are betrothed. Nay, more, our marriage-hour,
With all the cunning manner of our flight,
175 Determined ofhow I must climb her window,
The ladder made of cords, and all the means
Plotted and greed on for my happiness.
Good Proteus, go with me to my chamber,
In these affairs to aid me with thy counsel.

ATLVNEENI

Yse, adn were gndgeea to be dmarrie. No, awsht rmeo, eevw ieedmterdn all het lidates of owh llew knsae ayaw nda ehooeplw I tums lcmib up to reh onwiwd on a addrle daem of eopr. grvehnytiE is arngdrea nad agedre uonp rof my sspepahin. dGoo etPruso, go whti me to my oebrmdo to igev me omse edcvia on heest sreatmt.

PROTEUS

180 Go on before; I shall enquire you forth.
I must unto the road, to disembark
Some necessaries that I needs must use,
And then Ill presently attend you.

RSOETUP

Go on dahae. llI infd uyo yolrths. I mstu go dnow to eth hrrabo to ibrng rseaoh semo ieessnsicte ttha I eend. Tenh Ill meoc ees you trhgi waya.

VALENTINE

Will you make haste?

LVEAITNNE

llWi ouy uhryr?
Exit VALENTINE
VENNTLIEA eisxt.

PROTEUS

185 I will.
Even as one heat another heat expels,
Or as one nail by strength drives out another,
So the remembrance of my former love
Is by a newer object quite forgotten.
190 Is it my mind, or Valentines praise,
Her true perfection, or my false transgression
That makes me, reasonless, to reason thus?
She is fair; and so is Julia that I love
That I did love, for now my love is thawed,
195 Which like a waxen image gainst a fire
Bears no impression of the thing it was.
Methinks my zeal to Valentine is cold,
And that I love him not as I was wont.
O, but I love his lady too, too much,
200 And thats the reason I love him so little.
How shall I dote on her with more advice,
That thus without advice begin to love her!
Tis but her picture I have yet beheld,
And that hath dazzld my reasons light;
205 But when I look on her perfections,
There is no reason but I shall be blind.
If I can check my erring love, I will;
If not, to compass her Ill use my skill.

TOPRESU

I lwil. tuJs as

noe eath acn insxihtgeu nrheota

At teh imet, it aws veelbide hatt lippanyg etah on a bunr uodlw keta awya eht pain.

neo heat cna exhguitnsi eaorhtn
, or as one ialn acn vdier anoehtr tuo hitw oecrf, so too sha a new leov, yalvSi, vednir tuo the ymroem of my mfrore elov, ialJu. Is it my wno ttintaraoc ofr hre, or enleniatsV paisre, or reh onw ntcefprieo, or ognig astigan my ovel fro ilauJ tath maske me elfe hsti ywa? ehS is efuabiutl, tub so is iulJa, mhow I hmvowole I did elov, uacebse now my evlo orf hre sha lmedte waya, klei a wxa ufgire edetlm by a rfei taht no eolgrn losko as it idd. I ikhnt ahtt my oesfsndn ofr aelietnnV ahs indimhieds, oto, dan atth I klie mhi sesl anht I sdeu to. Oh, ubt I eovl ish aldy, lySvia, rfa too cumh, nda sahtt hyw I kiel mhi essl won. Hwo acn I epke rmof oivgln erh faert urtfehr oietdbeilnar henw I bngei to veol her hiwt no entebdriilao at lla! Its ynlo her asruefc Ive nees so afr, dna ttha has arealyd nodfsceu my sesen of nosaer. uBt hnwe I ookl at her ripeecntfo, tereh is no boudt I ilwl be libnd hitw voel. If I can spto my eovl, I iwll. If ton, llI eus my iksll to nwi erh.
Exit
He istxe.

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