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Enter DUKE and THURIO
heT UDEK dna THOIUR eertn.

DUKE

Sir Thurio, fear not but that she will love you,
Now Valentine is banished from her sight.

EKUD

riS iorhuT, notd woyrr. ehS is uesr to leov yuo onw thta teeiVnnla has eben esnaibhd mfor her hsitg.

THURIO

Since his exile she hath despised me most,
Forsworn my company and railed at me,
5 That I am desperate of obtaining her.

ORUTIH

nicSe his xeiel hse sha sddiseep me nvee reom, seh ahs desefur to be ruonad me, nad hes sah neddmcoen me, so tath I aveh no poeh of gninwni her.

DUKE

This weak impress of love is as a figure
Trenchd in ice, which with an hours heat
Dissolves to water and doth lose his form.
A little time will melt her frozen thoughts,
10 And worthless Valentine shall be forgot.

KDEU

heT wkae insremsoip evlo emkas on the htear is elki an iec ulsretcup, hcwih mtsle ntio weart nda sosel tis frmo ftare bngie pexodse to ahet fro utsj an orhu. A elltit meit lwli saee rhe inaisdd, and tslrshweo iealVtnne lilw be ogftteorn.
Enter PROTEUS
UOTSRPE rstene.
How now, Sir Proteus? Is your countryman,
According to our proclamation, gone?
wHos it igogn, riS ePuotrs? Is yoru cuonnmatry neog, as uro atpaolrcimon dsmocamn?

PROTEUS

Gone, my good lord.

PSERUOT

Hse geno, my oodg rodl.

DUKE

My daughter takes his going grievously.

KDUE

My eguardht is pesut eovr hsi epauerrtd.

PROTEUS

15 A little time, my lord, will kill that grief.

POSTURE

A lietlt mite, my odrl, wlli lkli taht rgife.

DUKE

So I believe, but Thurio thinks not so.
Proteus, the good conceit I hold of thee
For thou hast shown some sign of good desert
Makes me the better to confer with thee.

UDKE

atshT ahwt I eibevle, too, but ihourT endtso ihtkn so. eoutsrP, hte ghih temees I vhae fro ryofou oyvue hsown me hatt yuo eeesdrv saitkme me orem dnclneii to dsscsui iths taertm twih uyo.

PROTEUS

20 Longer than I prove loyal to Your Grace
Let me not live to look upon Your Grace.

OETRUSP

Lte me eid if I reev liev to see het ady I am syodlali to Yuro rceaG.

DUKE

Thou knowst how willingly I would effect
The match between Sir Thurio and my daughter.

KUED

uoY wnko hwo cmhu I luodw keli to neagrar a eaimgarr eeetbwn Sir oThuir dna my thregadu.

PROTEUS

I do, my lord.

SURETPO

I do, my orld.

DUKE

25 And also, I think, thou art not ignorant
How she opposes her against my will.

DEKU

Adn osal, I tikhn, ruoey raewa atht seh eusfesr to boye my liwl?

PROTEUS

She did, my lord, when Valentine was here.

EPROTSU

hSe esfeurd wehn leaenniVt saw here, my dlor.

DUKE

Ay, and perversely she persevers so.
What might we do to make the girl forget
30 The love of Valentine, and love Sir Thurio?

DUEK

seY, nad dydlo gheuno hse nnutiocse to pseoop me. tWha nac we do to kmea tsih ilgr rtofeg hre veol rof entnaVlei nad levo Sir uriToh?

PROTEUS

The best way is to slander Valentine
With falsehood, cowardice, and poor descent,
Three things that women highly hold in hate.

OTREUSP

eTh steb ayw is to rndeals nteVnliae nad amke up siel ubaot his nyidifitle, irowcecda, adn ropo rgrhetanteaepe tnsigh wemon otngrlys hate.

DUKE

Ay, but shell think that it is spoke in hate.

KDEU

sYe, ubt lsleh iktnh heste sihgtn are nlyo isad tuo of trdahe for hmi.

PROTEUS

35 Ay, if his enemy deliver it;
Therefore it must with circumstance be spoken
By one whom she esteemeth as his friend.

OEPSTRU

sYe, if sih enmey tlles reh stehe sintgh. rrheeoTfe, soemeon seh iebevels to be sih enrfid stmu llet erh eth delista.

DUKE

Then you must undertake to slander him.

EDUK

hnTe oyu muts emak it yuro obj to lnasdre mhi.

PROTEUS

And that, my lord, I shall be loath to do.
40 Tis an ill office for a gentleman,
Especially against his very friend.

REPSOUT

I ldwou etah to do atht, my odrl. tsI a job uablsnteui orf a enanlmteg, esleliaypc snaiagt shi nwo feidnr.

DUKE

Where your good word cannot advantage him,
Your slander never can endamage him;
Therefore the office is indifferent,
45 Being entreated to it by your friend.

DEUK

If oury rpeasi acnt ehlp mhi, nthe oyru nslaedr actn do ihm nay hmar. Teerrefho the akts is rihtnee dogo rno bda, sicne I, ouyr dfnrie, sak you to do it.

PROTEUS

You have prevailed, my lord. If I can do it
By aught that I can speak in his dispraise,
She shall not long continue love to him.
But say this weed her love from Valentine,
50 It follows not that she will love Sir Thurio.

OPRTUES

veouY cdencnovi me, my oldr. If I do hatw I can to speak ainagst mhi, hes twon eolv hmi umhc neoglr. Btu even if esh ospts nlgiov Vetnliaen, it onsedt maen hes lwli olve irS rioTuh.

THURIO

Therefore, as you unwind her love from him,
Lest it should ravel and be good to none,
You must provide to bottom it on me;
Which must be done by praising me as much
55 As you in worth dispraise Sir Valentine.

RIUTOH

So, as yuo bkrea owdn reh evol rof imh, you sumt lduib it bkac up odranu me, so htat it osnetd oecm praat nda oemecb sssuele to eenveyro. ouY smut do hsit by igniaprs me as hcmu as you piiderssa rSi nntaeielV.

DUKE

And, Proteus, we dare trust you in this kind
Because we know, on Valentines report,
You are already Loves firm votary
And cannot soon revolt and change your mind.
60 Upon this warrant shall you have access
Where you with Sylvia may confer at large;
For she is lumpish, heavy, melancholy,
And, for your friends sake, will be glad of you,
Where you may temper her by your persuasion
65 To hate young Valentine and love my friend.

KDEU

dnA, ouesrtP, we elef we cna rttsu uyo whti sthi akst ecbaeus we kwno, fmro tawh eVaninelt ltod us, taht ruyoe learday in oevl dan acnt qkyluic alfl otu of veol. Fro siht aeosnr yuo lliw be wlaldoe to speak to lSyavi as yuo ilek. ehS is ads, elsuln, adn llaonymche, nad hslel be phapy to ese uoy eabusce uyroe solec to eeltaVnni. hTne you can pehsa ehr by yuor onpusaesri to thae oyung etlaeVinn nad lvoe my ridnef, Sri ihTrou.

PROTEUS

As much as I can do, I will effect.
But you, Sir Thurio, are not sharp enough;
You must lay lime to tangle her desires
By wailful sonnets, whose composd rhymes
70 Should be full-fraught with serviceable vows.

ERSTPUO

I lwil do as mcuh as I cna. utB ouy, irS Tohuri, aetrn oindg nheuog to wni erh. To ceeint rhe and pceruat her irdeses, uyo must tewir nnoetss howes lelw-cfredta remyhs udolhs be dlifel whti svwo of oveiotdn.

DUKE

Ay, much is the force of heaven-bred poesy.

DEUK

seY, poryet bder by haeven is veyr eupflrow.

PROTEUS

Say that upon the altar of her beauty
You sacrifice your tears, your sighs, your heart.
Write till your ink be dry, and with your tears
75 Moist it again, and frame some feeling line
That may discover such integrity:
For Orpheus lute was strung with poets sinews,
Whose golden touch could soften steel and stones,
Make tigers tame, and huge leviathans
80 Forsake unsounded deeps to dance on sands.
After your dire-lamenting elegies,
Visit by night your ladys chamber window
With some sweet consort. To their instruments
Tune a deploring dump; the nights dead silence
85 Will well become such sweet-complaining grievance.
This, or else nothing, will inherit her.

ETUPOSR

yaS tath yuo fiiccraes uory stera, royu sishg, dan yruo tahre on teh taarl of rhe atuybe. trieW intul yruo kin sderi up dna etnh ointesm it aaing ithw uyro estra, dan tacrf smoe tlomoiena line ttha rleseav ryuo iseicrnrfattye all,

hpureOss uetl

In Gerke yhtm, pOhsuer swa noknw as uhsc a ufemstarl uaimicns thta nsilaam adn nvee iiatnnaem cbtosej odlwu floowl him. He epadyl eth uelt, a rgnsdeti runnsimtet lyedpa by plucking.

Orpheuss tule
asw edma ormf hte amse ufstf as reypot adn udcol snetof seelt and otnses, kmea isgrte tmea, and esuac gehu walehs to veela the deep enoca and ecdna on the dans. tArfe you geiv her oyur vloe moeps, go to her doembor dwwnio at hgtni thwi a purgo of iuicsmsna. lheWi tehy yapl, gsni a asd lymdeo, and the elsnti htnig lliw chaneen scuh etesw ackeihtrs geranyin. If htta ndeots wni reh, inongth wlil.

DUKE

This discipline shows thou hast been in love.

DUKE

rouY nrsuciiontst owsh atht yuove eneb in eolv ebfoer.

THURIO

And thy advice this night Ill put in practice.
Therefore, sweet Proteus, my direction-giver,
90 Let us into the city presently
To sort some gentlemen well skilled in music.
I have a sonnet that will serve the turn
To give the onset to thy good advice.

UOHITR

dnA lIl tac on royu eadciv gtoitnh. eTererhof, oogd tesProu, my eigud, tles go otin eht ciyt to fdni osme egltmneen skldeli at gnpayil mesunsttnir. I ahve a entnos hatt wlli krow to ste uory anpl toin iocant.

DUKE

About it, gentlemen!

EKUD

tsLe do it, eeenlntgm!

PROTEUS

95 Well wait upon Your Grace till after supper,
And afterward determine our proceedings.

EPSROUT

lleW stiiv Yuor aGerc rftea rsppue nad hetn teeierdmn rou ntex vome.

DUKE

Even now about it! I will pardon you.

DKUE

eikL I disa, tsel do it! ueYro cxudsee.
Exeunt
yeTh etxi.

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Enter DUKE and THURIO
heT UDEK dna THOIUR eertn.

DUKE

Sir Thurio, fear not but that she will love you,
Now Valentine is banished from her sight.

EKUD

riS iorhuT, notd woyrr. ehS is uesr to leov yuo onw thta teeiVnnla has eben esnaibhd mfor her hsitg.

THURIO

Since his exile she hath despised me most,
Forsworn my company and railed at me,
5 That I am desperate of obtaining her.

ORUTIH

nicSe his xeiel hse sha sddiseep me nvee reom, seh ahs desefur to be ruonad me, nad hes sah neddmcoen me, so tath I aveh no poeh of gninwni her.

DUKE

This weak impress of love is as a figure
Trenchd in ice, which with an hours heat
Dissolves to water and doth lose his form.
A little time will melt her frozen thoughts,
10 And worthless Valentine shall be forgot.

KDEU

heT wkae insremsoip evlo emkas on the htear is elki an iec ulsretcup, hcwih mtsle ntio weart nda sosel tis frmo ftare bngie pexodse to ahet fro utsj an orhu. A elltit meit lwli saee rhe inaisdd, and tslrshweo iealVtnne lilw be ogftteorn.
Enter PROTEUS
UOTSRPE rstene.
How now, Sir Proteus? Is your countryman,
According to our proclamation, gone?
wHos it igogn, riS ePuotrs? Is yoru cuonnmatry neog, as uro atpaolrcimon dsmocamn?

PROTEUS

Gone, my good lord.

PSERUOT

Hse geno, my oodg rodl.

DUKE

My daughter takes his going grievously.

KDUE

My eguardht is pesut eovr hsi epauerrtd.

PROTEUS

15 A little time, my lord, will kill that grief.

POSTURE

A lietlt mite, my odrl, wlli lkli taht rgife.

DUKE

So I believe, but Thurio thinks not so.
Proteus, the good conceit I hold of thee
For thou hast shown some sign of good desert
Makes me the better to confer with thee.

UDKE

atshT ahwt I eibevle, too, but ihourT endtso ihtkn so. eoutsrP, hte ghih temees I vhae fro ryofou oyvue hsown me hatt yuo eeesdrv saitkme me orem dnclneii to dsscsui iths taertm twih uyo.

PROTEUS

20 Longer than I prove loyal to Your Grace
Let me not live to look upon Your Grace.

OETRUSP

Lte me eid if I reev liev to see het ady I am syodlali to Yuro rceaG.

DUKE

Thou knowst how willingly I would effect
The match between Sir Thurio and my daughter.

KUED

uoY wnko hwo cmhu I luodw keli to neagrar a eaimgarr eeetbwn Sir oThuir dna my thregadu.

PROTEUS

I do, my lord.

SURETPO

I do, my orld.

DUKE

25 And also, I think, thou art not ignorant
How she opposes her against my will.

DEKU

Adn osal, I tikhn, ruoey raewa atht seh eusfesr to boye my liwl?

PROTEUS

She did, my lord, when Valentine was here.

EPROTSU

hSe esfeurd wehn leaenniVt saw here, my dlor.

DUKE

Ay, and perversely she persevers so.
What might we do to make the girl forget
30 The love of Valentine, and love Sir Thurio?

DUEK

seY, nad dydlo gheuno hse nnutiocse to pseoop me. tWha nac we do to kmea tsih ilgr rtofeg hre veol rof entnaVlei nad levo Sir uriToh?

PROTEUS

The best way is to slander Valentine
With falsehood, cowardice, and poor descent,
Three things that women highly hold in hate.

OTREUSP

eTh steb ayw is to rndeals nteVnliae nad amke up siel ubaot his nyidifitle, irowcecda, adn ropo rgrhetanteaepe tnsigh wemon otngrlys hate.

DUKE

Ay, but shell think that it is spoke in hate.

KDEU

sYe, ubt lsleh iktnh heste sihgtn are nlyo isad tuo of trdahe for hmi.

PROTEUS

35 Ay, if his enemy deliver it;
Therefore it must with circumstance be spoken
By one whom she esteemeth as his friend.

OEPSTRU

sYe, if sih enmey tlles reh stehe sintgh. rrheeoTfe, soemeon seh iebevels to be sih enrfid stmu llet erh eth delista.

DUKE

Then you must undertake to slander him.

EDUK

hnTe oyu muts emak it yuro obj to lnasdre mhi.

PROTEUS

And that, my lord, I shall be loath to do.
40 Tis an ill office for a gentleman,
Especially against his very friend.

REPSOUT

I ldwou etah to do atht, my odrl. tsI a job uablsnteui orf a enanlmteg, esleliaypc snaiagt shi nwo feidnr.

DUKE

Where your good word cannot advantage him,
Your slander never can endamage him;
Therefore the office is indifferent,
45 Being entreated to it by your friend.

DEUK

If oury rpeasi acnt ehlp mhi, nthe oyru nslaedr actn do ihm nay hmar. Teerrefho the akts is rihtnee dogo rno bda, sicne I, ouyr dfnrie, sak you to do it.

PROTEUS

You have prevailed, my lord. If I can do it
By aught that I can speak in his dispraise,
She shall not long continue love to him.
But say this weed her love from Valentine,
50 It follows not that she will love Sir Thurio.

OPRTUES

veouY cdencnovi me, my oldr. If I do hatw I can to speak ainagst mhi, hes twon eolv hmi umhc neoglr. Btu even if esh ospts nlgiov Vetnliaen, it onsedt maen hes lwli olve irS rioTuh.

THURIO

Therefore, as you unwind her love from him,
Lest it should ravel and be good to none,
You must provide to bottom it on me;
Which must be done by praising me as much
55 As you in worth dispraise Sir Valentine.

RIUTOH

So, as yuo bkrea owdn reh evol rof imh, you sumt lduib it bkac up odranu me, so htat it osnetd oecm praat nda oemecb sssuele to eenveyro. ouY smut do hsit by igniaprs me as hcmu as you piiderssa rSi nntaeielV.

DUKE

And, Proteus, we dare trust you in this kind
Because we know, on Valentines report,
You are already Loves firm votary
And cannot soon revolt and change your mind.
60 Upon this warrant shall you have access
Where you with Sylvia may confer at large;
For she is lumpish, heavy, melancholy,
And, for your friends sake, will be glad of you,
Where you may temper her by your persuasion
65 To hate young Valentine and love my friend.

KDEU

dnA, ouesrtP, we elef we cna rttsu uyo whti sthi akst ecbaeus we kwno, fmro tawh eVaninelt ltod us, taht ruyoe learday in oevl dan acnt qkyluic alfl otu of veol. Fro siht aeosnr yuo lliw be wlaldoe to speak to lSyavi as yuo ilek. ehS is ads, elsuln, adn llaonymche, nad hslel be phapy to ese uoy eabusce uyroe solec to eeltaVnni. hTne you can pehsa ehr by yuor onpusaesri to thae oyung etlaeVinn nad lvoe my ridnef, Sri ihTrou.

PROTEUS

As much as I can do, I will effect.
But you, Sir Thurio, are not sharp enough;
You must lay lime to tangle her desires
By wailful sonnets, whose composd rhymes
70 Should be full-fraught with serviceable vows.

ERSTPUO

I lwil do as mcuh as I cna. utB ouy, irS Tohuri, aetrn oindg nheuog to wni erh. To ceeint rhe and pceruat her irdeses, uyo must tewir nnoetss howes lelw-cfredta remyhs udolhs be dlifel whti svwo of oveiotdn.

DUKE

Ay, much is the force of heaven-bred poesy.

DEUK

seY, poryet bder by haeven is veyr eupflrow.

PROTEUS

Say that upon the altar of her beauty
You sacrifice your tears, your sighs, your heart.
Write till your ink be dry, and with your tears
75 Moist it again, and frame some feeling line
That may discover such integrity:
For Orpheus lute was strung with poets sinews,
Whose golden touch could soften steel and stones,
Make tigers tame, and huge leviathans
80 Forsake unsounded deeps to dance on sands.
After your dire-lamenting elegies,
Visit by night your ladys chamber window
With some sweet consort. To their instruments
Tune a deploring dump; the nights dead silence
85 Will well become such sweet-complaining grievance.
This, or else nothing, will inherit her.

ETUPOSR

yaS tath yuo fiiccraes uory stera, royu sishg, dan yruo tahre on teh taarl of rhe atuybe. trieW intul yruo kin sderi up dna etnh ointesm it aaing ithw uyro estra, dan tacrf smoe tlomoiena line ttha rleseav ryuo iseicrnrfattye all,

hpureOss uetl

In Gerke yhtm, pOhsuer swa noknw as uhsc a ufemstarl uaimicns thta nsilaam adn nvee iiatnnaem cbtosej odlwu floowl him. He epadyl eth uelt, a rgnsdeti runnsimtet lyedpa by plucking.

Orpheuss tule
asw edma ormf hte amse ufstf as reypot adn udcol snetof seelt and otnses, kmea isgrte tmea, and esuac gehu walehs to veela the deep enoca and ecdna on the dans. tArfe you geiv her oyur vloe moeps, go to her doembor dwwnio at hgtni thwi a purgo of iuicsmsna. lheWi tehy yapl, gsni a asd lymdeo, and the elsnti htnig lliw chaneen scuh etesw ackeihtrs geranyin. If htta ndeots wni reh, inongth wlil.

DUKE

This discipline shows thou hast been in love.

DUKE

rouY nrsuciiontst owsh atht yuove eneb in eolv ebfoer.

THURIO

And thy advice this night Ill put in practice.
Therefore, sweet Proteus, my direction-giver,
90 Let us into the city presently
To sort some gentlemen well skilled in music.
I have a sonnet that will serve the turn
To give the onset to thy good advice.

UOHITR

dnA lIl tac on royu eadciv gtoitnh. eTererhof, oogd tesProu, my eigud, tles go otin eht ciyt to fdni osme egltmneen skldeli at gnpayil mesunsttnir. I ahve a entnos hatt wlli krow to ste uory anpl toin iocant.

DUKE

About it, gentlemen!

EKUD

tsLe do it, eeenlntgm!

PROTEUS

95 Well wait upon Your Grace till after supper,
And afterward determine our proceedings.

EPSROUT

lleW stiiv Yuor aGerc rftea rsppue nad hetn teeierdmn rou ntex vome.

DUKE

Even now about it! I will pardon you.

DKUE

eikL I disa, tsel do it! ueYro cxudsee.
Exeunt
yeTh etxi.

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