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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

William Shakespeare
No Fear Act 2 Scene 7
No Fear Act 2 Scene 7 Page 4

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LUCETTA

All these are servants to deceitful men.

LUCETTA

These are the tricks of deceitful men.

JULIA

Base men that use them to so base effect!
But truer stars did govern Proteus’ birth;
75His words are bonds, his oaths are oracles,
His love sincere, his thoughts immaculate,
His tears pure messengers sent from his heart,
His heart as far from fraud as heaven from earth.

JULIA

Crude men who use them for crude reasons! But more honest stars were in the sky when Proteus was born. He carries out what he says he will, his oaths are prophecies, his love is sincere, his thoughts are pure, his tears are honest messengers sent from his heart, and his heart is as far from lying as heaven is from earth.

LUCETTA

Pray heaven he prove so when you come to him!

LUCETTA

I pray to God he proves to be that way when you see him!

JULIA

80Now, as thou lov’st me, do him not that wrong
To bear a hard opinion of his truth.
Only deserve my love by loving him,
And presently go with me to my chamber
To take a note of what I stand in need of
85To furnish me upon my longing journey.
All that is mine I leave at thy dispose,
My goods, my lands, my reputation;
Only, in lieu thereof, dispatch me hence.
Come, answer not, but to it presently!
90I am impatient of my tarriance.

JULIA

Now, if you love me, don’t wrong him by doubting his honesty. Earn my love by loving him, and go with me right now to my bedroom to take note of what other items I need for my lovesick journey. All that I own I leave in your care, including my goods, my lands, and my reputation. Now help me leave right away. Come, don’t say anything, but let’s go immediately. I’m impatient from the delay.
Exeunt
They exit.

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