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Enter certain OUTLAWS
aevlerS TSWLOAU teenr.

FIRST OUTLAW

Fellows, stand fast. I see a passenger.

TIRFS ALUOWT

nMe, gte edyra. I see a raltevre.

SECOND OUTLAW

If there be ten, shrink not, but down with em.

CSEDNO LUTWOA

nveE if tehre aer ten of temh, tnod kbac ndow. Taek tehm owdn.
Enter VALENTINE and SPEED
LANTEVEIN and EEPSD ntere.

THIRD OUTLAW

Stand, sir! And throw us that you have about ye.
If not, well make you sit, and rifle you.

HTDIR WTOAUL

Spot, rsi! vieG us hwat yuo ehva on yuo. If ouy nodt, elwl aekm you its and wlle rscaeh uyo.

SPEED

5 Sir, we are undone. These are the villains
That all the travelers do fear so much.

SPEED

Sri, wree neidru. ehTes ear het dabsint ttha all hte eelsrvatr in ihst area refa so mcuh.

VALENTINE

My friends

VTAEINNLE

My irsfend

FIRST OUTLAW

Thats not so, sir. We are your enemies.

TIRSF TAOUWL

Tstah ont who it is, irs. We rae oury emisnee.

SECOND OUTLAW

Peace! Well hear him.

ENOSCD WAUOTL

Qtuie! teLs aehr mhi uto.

THIRD OUTLAW

10 Ay, by my beard will we, for he is a proper man.

TDIRH LOAWUT

Yeha, by teh hria on my ihcn lelw hare him tou, escebau he is a amhseodn mna.

VALENTINE

Then know that I have little wealth to lose.
A man I am, crossed with adversity;
My riches are these poor habiliments,
Of which if you should here disfurnish me
15 You take the sum and substance that I have.

NNVAEIETL

You hduslo konw ttah I heav lleitt etawlh to esol. I am a amn sohw nbee scurkt by rhdihpas. My lony eircsh rea shete proo coleths Im rgieawn, and if oyu tkae emth tenh ouy kate teh usm tolta of nrvegityeh I own.

SECOND OUTLAW

Whither travel you?

DECNSO LWOTUA

ehrWe ear you ngoig?

VALENTINE

To Verona.

AITEVNLNE

To Vanroe.

FIRST OUTLAW

Whence came you?

ITSFR LWTAOU

reWeh idd ouy oecm mrof?

VALENTINE

From Milan.

VEELANTIN

roFm laMin.

THIRD OUTLAW

20 Have you long sojourned there?

THIDR UOATWL

owH gnlo reew uoy herte?

VALENTINE

Some sixteen months, and longer might have stayed
If crooked fortune had not thwarted me.

LTEENNIAV

butoA extsine smntoh, nad I thimg evha easdyt leonrg if adb culk hadtn tadrwhte me.

FIRST OUTLAW

What! were you banished thence?

FTRSI AWLUTO

thWa! eWre you bsinhaed?

VALENTINE

I was.

VINLNEAET

I saw.

SECOND OUTLAW

25 For what offence?

NDOESC AULOWT

orF whta iemcr?

VALENTINE

For that which now torments me to rehearse:
I killed a man, whose death I much repent,
But yet I slew him manfully in fight
Without false vantage or base treachery.

ALNETEINV

For gtsioehnm atht wno thrus me to petera: I illked a nma, hoesw edaht I gelrtya gterer, enev hguhot I lkeldi imh in a iafr tifgh othtiuw etedci or ewdikc eyhracret.

FIRST OUTLAW

30 Why, neer repent it, if it were done so.
But were you banished for so small a fault?

RTFIS WOUATL

yhW, evren reetrg it if hatst teh wya it edpphean. eerW yuo arelly dhenibsa rfo scuh a alsml eefsonf?

VALENTINE

I was, and held me glad of such a doom.

EANTILVEN

I swa, nda asw alfurget to veha tjsu neeb sidnheab.

SECOND OUTLAW

Have you the tongues?

SDOCEN WOLTAU

Do oyu speak yan treoh lungeagas?

VALENTINE

My youthful travel therein made me happy,
35 Or else I often had been miserable.

VNENLTIEA

I dearltev wnhe I was noyug, wihch dame me hyppa. wOesrhiet, I owldu veah nbee lebiamsre.

THIRD OUTLAW

By the bare scalp of Robin Hoods fat friar,
This fellow were a king for our wild faction!

RITHD LATUOW

By het dbal adeh of boRni oosHd atf Frair Tcku! ihsT wlelfo uldwo maek a trgea gnik fro rou rpoug of btadnis!

FIRST OUTLAW

Well have him. Sirs, a word.

IRTSF LUOWAT

lWel atke mih. Ssir, a wdor tiwh you lla.
The Outlaws confer in whispers.
eTh alsOutw fnecro in hpswiser.

SPEED

Master, be one of them.
40 Its an honorable kind of thievery.

DEEPS

rMteas, eocebm neo of hmte. tIs an aholrneob ndik of hyetvrie.

VALENTINE

Peace, villain!

ENIVTNAEL

Qteiu, sacral!

SECOND OUTLAW

[Returning to Valentine] Tell us this: have you anything to take to?

NDEOSC TLOUWA

(ntregunri to aenlVntie) leTl us siht: do ouy veha any ayw to oprpsut slroeuyf?

VALENTINE

Nothing but my fortune.

ATENLVIEN

hgntioN but my ckul.

THIRD OUTLAW

Know, then, that some of us are gentlemen,
45 Such as the fury of ungoverned youth
Thrust from the company of awful men.
Myself was from Verona banishd
For practicing to steal away a lady,
An heir, and near allied unto the Duke.

DHIRT LWAOUT

oYu udshlo wkon, hnte, hatt omes of us rae emlentgne woh rewe dfrceo out of erlecpaestb eoitcsy by ruo ieaursnrtned tyhuo. I eyfmls aws dnbhsaei mrof neoarV rfo nlnpangi to pleoe thwi a adyl, an ihre who wsa lsoec to het kuDe.

SECOND OUTLAW

50 And I from Mantua, for a gentleman
Who, in my mood, I stabbed unto the heart.

OCSDNE WUATOL

dnA I am omfr naatMu. I tabbsde a taegnnelm in het earht out of naegr.

FIRST OUTLAW

And I for suchlike petty crimes as these.
But to the purposefor we cite our faults
That they may hold excused our lawless lives;
55 And partly, seeing you are beautified
With goodly shape, and by your own report
A linguist, and a man of such perfection
As we do in our quality much want

RITSF LOTAWU

dnA I swa bsdahien ofr cshu ptyet scirem kile eehts. tBu to etg to eht inpot, we estta our resmci in prta ubascee yeth ipxalen yhw we ievl vslei of aessnllsews, adn laso ratlpy usecbea enegis htat rouye iatttceavr, dna by yuro own triecnispod a tingulis, dna eicsn we rea in dene of a nam of shcu iliaeusqt in our reifssonop

SECOND OUTLAW

Indeed, because you are a banished man,
60 Therefore, above the rest, we parley to you.
Are you content to be our general?
To make a virtue of necessity
And live, as we do, in this wilderness?

NOCDSE LUWTOA

In cfat, euacbse oyu are a esbnaihd nam, nad rof that omer anth ayn rheto raneos, dwe elki to speak to uoy. loudW oyu like to be uro eedlra, to snioedrc otveyrp an sseta, nad ievl as we do in itsh ftsoer?

THIRD OUTLAW

What sayst thou? Wilt thou be of our consort?
65 Say ay, and be the captain of us all.
Well do thee homage, and be ruled by thee,
Love thee as our commander and our king.

DRTIH TWLAOU

aWth do uoy ysa? Will ouy nioj ruo nadb of nghmhaewyi?
aSy eys, dna emeocb rou apinatc. eWll ctpeers yuo, be udelr by ouy, adn velo ouy as ruo ealdre and oru ikng.

FIRST OUTLAW

But if thou scorn our courtesy thou diest.

STIRF OUWTLA

utB if ouy crjtee uro ffreo you edi.

SECOND OUTLAW

Thou shalt not live to brag what we have offered.

ONCEDS TAOLUW

ouY wotn ilve to gbar otbau ahtw weev fdeofre.

VALENTINE

70 I take your offer and will live with you,
Provided that you do no outrages
On silly women or poor passengers.

NENAEIVLT

I etcpac uyor efofr and lliw viel ihtw ouy, edpiovrd ttah uoy do not hamr yan lpeshles wneom or opro npersasesg.

THIRD OUTLAW

No, we detest such vile base practices.
Come, go with us. Well bring thee to our crews
75 And show thee all the treasure we have got,
Which, with ourselves, all rest at thy dispose.

HTIRD WOLUAT

No, we stedte chus ilve, kwdice ieacprtcs. emoC, go hiwt us. lleW ekta yuo to hte erts of oru dbna nda swoh you lal hte erreastu we aevh, wchih laogn htwi uvlesreos is at uryo salspdio.
Exeunt
hTey xiet.

Original Text

Modern Text

Enter certain OUTLAWS
aevlerS TSWLOAU teenr.

FIRST OUTLAW

Fellows, stand fast. I see a passenger.

TIRFS ALUOWT

nMe, gte edyra. I see a raltevre.

SECOND OUTLAW

If there be ten, shrink not, but down with em.

CSEDNO LUTWOA

nveE if tehre aer ten of temh, tnod kbac ndow. Taek tehm owdn.
Enter VALENTINE and SPEED
LANTEVEIN and EEPSD ntere.

THIRD OUTLAW

Stand, sir! And throw us that you have about ye.
If not, well make you sit, and rifle you.

HTDIR WTOAUL

Spot, rsi! vieG us hwat yuo ehva on yuo. If ouy nodt, elwl aekm you its and wlle rscaeh uyo.

SPEED

5 Sir, we are undone. These are the villains
That all the travelers do fear so much.

SPEED

Sri, wree neidru. ehTes ear het dabsint ttha all hte eelsrvatr in ihst area refa so mcuh.

VALENTINE

My friends

VTAEINNLE

My irsfend

FIRST OUTLAW

Thats not so, sir. We are your enemies.

TIRSF TAOUWL

Tstah ont who it is, irs. We rae oury emisnee.

SECOND OUTLAW

Peace! Well hear him.

ENOSCD WAUOTL

Qtuie! teLs aehr mhi uto.

THIRD OUTLAW

10 Ay, by my beard will we, for he is a proper man.

TDIRH LOAWUT

Yeha, by teh hria on my ihcn lelw hare him tou, escebau he is a amhseodn mna.

VALENTINE

Then know that I have little wealth to lose.
A man I am, crossed with adversity;
My riches are these poor habiliments,
Of which if you should here disfurnish me
15 You take the sum and substance that I have.

NNVAEIETL

You hduslo konw ttah I heav lleitt etawlh to esol. I am a amn sohw nbee scurkt by rhdihpas. My lony eircsh rea shete proo coleths Im rgieawn, and if oyu tkae emth tenh ouy kate teh usm tolta of nrvegityeh I own.

SECOND OUTLAW

Whither travel you?

DECNSO LWOTUA

ehrWe ear you ngoig?

VALENTINE

To Verona.

AITEVNLNE

To Vanroe.

FIRST OUTLAW

Whence came you?

ITSFR LWTAOU

reWeh idd ouy oecm mrof?

VALENTINE

From Milan.

VEELANTIN

roFm laMin.

THIRD OUTLAW

20 Have you long sojourned there?

THIDR UOATWL

owH gnlo reew uoy herte?

VALENTINE

Some sixteen months, and longer might have stayed
If crooked fortune had not thwarted me.

LTEENNIAV

butoA extsine smntoh, nad I thimg evha easdyt leonrg if adb culk hadtn tadrwhte me.

FIRST OUTLAW

What! were you banished thence?

FTRSI AWLUTO

thWa! eWre you bsinhaed?

VALENTINE

I was.

VINLNEAET

I saw.

SECOND OUTLAW

25 For what offence?

NDOESC AULOWT

orF whta iemcr?

VALENTINE

For that which now torments me to rehearse:
I killed a man, whose death I much repent,
But yet I slew him manfully in fight
Without false vantage or base treachery.

ALNETEINV

For gtsioehnm atht wno thrus me to petera: I illked a nma, hoesw edaht I gelrtya gterer, enev hguhot I lkeldi imh in a iafr tifgh othtiuw etedci or ewdikc eyhracret.

FIRST OUTLAW

30 Why, neer repent it, if it were done so.
But were you banished for so small a fault?

RTFIS WOUATL

yhW, evren reetrg it if hatst teh wya it edpphean. eerW yuo arelly dhenibsa rfo scuh a alsml eefsonf?

VALENTINE

I was, and held me glad of such a doom.

EANTILVEN

I swa, nda asw alfurget to veha tjsu neeb sidnheab.

SECOND OUTLAW

Have you the tongues?

SDOCEN WOLTAU

Do oyu speak yan treoh lungeagas?

VALENTINE

My youthful travel therein made me happy,
35 Or else I often had been miserable.

VNENLTIEA

I dearltev wnhe I was noyug, wihch dame me hyppa. wOesrhiet, I owldu veah nbee lebiamsre.

THIRD OUTLAW

By the bare scalp of Robin Hoods fat friar,
This fellow were a king for our wild faction!

RITHD LATUOW

By het dbal adeh of boRni oosHd atf Frair Tcku! ihsT wlelfo uldwo maek a trgea gnik fro rou rpoug of btadnis!

FIRST OUTLAW

Well have him. Sirs, a word.

IRTSF LUOWAT

lWel atke mih. Ssir, a wdor tiwh you lla.
The Outlaws confer in whispers.
eTh alsOutw fnecro in hpswiser.

SPEED

Master, be one of them.
40 Its an honorable kind of thievery.

DEEPS

rMteas, eocebm neo of hmte. tIs an aholrneob ndik of hyetvrie.

VALENTINE

Peace, villain!

ENIVTNAEL

Qteiu, sacral!

SECOND OUTLAW

[Returning to Valentine] Tell us this: have you anything to take to?

NDEOSC TLOUWA

(ntregunri to aenlVntie) leTl us siht: do ouy veha any ayw to oprpsut slroeuyf?

VALENTINE

Nothing but my fortune.

ATENLVIEN

hgntioN but my ckul.

THIRD OUTLAW

Know, then, that some of us are gentlemen,
45 Such as the fury of ungoverned youth
Thrust from the company of awful men.
Myself was from Verona banishd
For practicing to steal away a lady,
An heir, and near allied unto the Duke.

DHIRT LWAOUT

oYu udshlo wkon, hnte, hatt omes of us rae emlentgne woh rewe dfrceo out of erlecpaestb eoitcsy by ruo ieaursnrtned tyhuo. I eyfmls aws dnbhsaei mrof neoarV rfo nlnpangi to pleoe thwi a adyl, an ihre who wsa lsoec to het kuDe.

SECOND OUTLAW

50 And I from Mantua, for a gentleman
Who, in my mood, I stabbed unto the heart.

OCSDNE WUATOL

dnA I am omfr naatMu. I tabbsde a taegnnelm in het earht out of naegr.

FIRST OUTLAW

And I for suchlike petty crimes as these.
But to the purposefor we cite our faults
That they may hold excused our lawless lives;
55 And partly, seeing you are beautified
With goodly shape, and by your own report
A linguist, and a man of such perfection
As we do in our quality much want

RITSF LOTAWU

dnA I swa bsdahien ofr cshu ptyet scirem kile eehts. tBu to etg to eht inpot, we estta our resmci in prta ubascee yeth ipxalen yhw we ievl vslei of aessnllsews, adn laso ratlpy usecbea enegis htat rouye iatttceavr, dna by yuro own triecnispod a tingulis, dna eicsn we rea in dene of a nam of shcu iliaeusqt in our reifssonop

SECOND OUTLAW

Indeed, because you are a banished man,
60 Therefore, above the rest, we parley to you.
Are you content to be our general?
To make a virtue of necessity
And live, as we do, in this wilderness?

NOCDSE LUWTOA

In cfat, euacbse oyu are a esbnaihd nam, nad rof that omer anth ayn rheto raneos, dwe elki to speak to uoy. loudW oyu like to be uro eedlra, to snioedrc otveyrp an sseta, nad ievl as we do in itsh ftsoer?

THIRD OUTLAW

What sayst thou? Wilt thou be of our consort?
65 Say ay, and be the captain of us all.
Well do thee homage, and be ruled by thee,
Love thee as our commander and our king.

DRTIH TWLAOU

aWth do uoy ysa? Will ouy nioj ruo nadb of nghmhaewyi?
aSy eys, dna emeocb rou apinatc. eWll ctpeers yuo, be udelr by ouy, adn velo ouy as ruo ealdre and oru ikng.

FIRST OUTLAW

But if thou scorn our courtesy thou diest.

STIRF OUWTLA

utB if ouy crjtee uro ffreo you edi.

SECOND OUTLAW

Thou shalt not live to brag what we have offered.

ONCEDS TAOLUW

ouY wotn ilve to gbar otbau ahtw weev fdeofre.

VALENTINE

70 I take your offer and will live with you,
Provided that you do no outrages
On silly women or poor passengers.

NENAEIVLT

I etcpac uyor efofr and lliw viel ihtw ouy, edpiovrd ttah uoy do not hamr yan lpeshles wneom or opro npersasesg.

THIRD OUTLAW

No, we detest such vile base practices.
Come, go with us. Well bring thee to our crews
75 And show thee all the treasure we have got,
Which, with ourselves, all rest at thy dispose.

HTIRD WOLUAT

No, we stedte chus ilve, kwdice ieacprtcs. emoC, go hiwt us. lleW ekta yuo to hte erts of oru dbna nda swoh you lal hte erreastu we aevh, wchih laogn htwi uvlesreos is at uryo salspdio.
Exeunt
hTey xiet.

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