The Two Gentlemen of Verona

by: William Shakespeare

Act 5 Scene 3

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Enter SYLVIA, OUTLAWS
SYLVIA enters, led by Outlaws.

FIRST OUTLAW

Come, come,
Be patient. We must bring you to our captain.

FIRST OUTLAW

Come on, come on. Be patient. We must bring you to our captain.

SYLVIA

A thousand more mischances than this one
Have learned me how to brook this patiently.

SYLVIA

A thousand misfortunes worse than this one have taught me how to endure this patiently.

SECOND OUTLAW

5Come, bring her away.

SECOND OUTLAW

Go on, take her away.

FIRST OUTLAW

Where is the gentleman that was with her?

FIRST OUTLAW

SECOND OUTLAW

Being nimble-footed, he hath outrun us,
But Moses and Valerius follow him.
Go thou with her to the west end of the wood;
10There is our captain. We’ll follow him that’s fled.
The thicket is beset; he cannot scape.

SECOND OUTLAW

He was fast so he outran us, but Moses and Valerius are following him. Go with her to the west end of the woods. Our captain is there. We’ll follow the guy who fled. The woods are surrounded by our men—he cannot escape.
Exeunt all but FIRST OUTLAW and SYLVIA
They all exit, except the First Outlaw and Sylvia.

FIRST OUTLAW

Come, I must bring you to our captain’s cave.
Fear not; he bears an honorable mind
And will not use a woman lawlessly.

FIRST OUTLAW

Come on, I must take you to our captain’s cave. Don’t be afraid. He is an honorable man and will not rape you.

SYLVIA

15O Valentine, this I endure for thee!

SYLVIA

Oh, Valentine, I endure all this for you!
Exeunt
They exit.

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