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Jul. (afide) He heard not that.

Pro. Madam, if that your heart be fo obdurate,
Vouchsafe me yet your picture for my love,
The picture that is hanging in your chamber:
To that. I'll speak, to that I figh and weep:
For fince the substance of your perfect felf
Is else devored, I am but a shadow)
And to your

shadow will I make true love.
Ful. (afde) If 'twere a fubftance, you would, fure,

deceive it,
And make it but a shadow, as I am.

Sil. I'm very loath to be your idol, Sir;
But since your falfhood shall become you well
To worship shadows, and adore false Mapes ;
Send to me in the morning, and I'll send it :
And so, good rest.

Pro. As wretches have o'er night,
That wait for execution in the morn.

[Exeunt Protheus and Silvia.
Jul. Hoft, will you go?
Hoft. By my hallidom, I was fast afleep.
yul. Pray you, where lies Sir Protheus?

Hoft. Marry, at my house: trust me, I think, 'tis almost day.

Jul. Not fo; but it hath been the longest night
That e'er I watch'd, and the most heaviest. (Exeunt.

Enter Eglamour.
Egl. This is the hour that Madam Silvia
Entreated me to call, and know her mind :
There's some great matter she'd employ me in.
Madam, Madam!

Silvia above, at her Window.
Sil. Who calls ?

Egl. Your servant, and your friend;
One that attends your ladyship's command.

Sil. Sir Eglamour, a thousand times good morrow.

Egl. As many, worthy lady, to yourself;
According to your lady ship's impose,
Vol. I.

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I am thus early come, to know what service
It is your pleasure to command me in.

sil. o Eglamour, thou art a gentleman,
(Think not I flatter, for, I swear, I do not)
Valiant and wise, remorseful, well accomplish'd;
Thou art not ignorant, what dear good will
I bear unto the banilh'd Valentine;
Nor how my father would enforce me marry
Vain Thurio, whom my very foul abhorr’d.

Thyself halt lov'd; and I have heard thee fay,
No grief did ever come so near thy heart,
As when thy lady and thy true love dy'd ;
Upon whose grave thou vow'dft pure chastity.
Sir Eglamour, I would to Valentine,
To Mantua, where, I hear, he makes abode :
And, for the ways are dangerous to pass,
I do defire thy worthy company;
Upon whose faith and honour I repose.
Urge not my father's anger, Eglamour;
But think upon my grief, a lady's grief ;
And on the justice of my flying hence;
To keep me from a most unholy match,
Which heav'n and fortune ftill reward with plagues.
I do desire thee, even from a heart
As full of sorrows as the sea of sands,
To bear me company, and go with me:
If not, to hide what I have said to thee,
That I may venture to depart alone.

Egl. Madam, I pity much your grievances;
Which, fince, I know, they virtuously are plac'd,
I give consent to go along with you;
Recking as little what betideth me,
As much I wish all good befortune you,
When will you go?

Sil. This evening coming.
Egl. Where shall I meet you?

Sil. At friar Patrick's cell ;
Where I intend holy confession.

Egl. I will not fail your ladyship: Good morrow, gentle lady.

Sil,

Sil. Good morrow, kind Sir Eglamour. (Exeunt.

Enter Launce with bis Dog. When a man's servant Tall play the cur with him, look you, it goes hard: one that I brought up of a puppey, one that I fav'd from drowning, when three or four of his blind brothers and Gfters went to it! I have taught him, even as one would say precisely, thus I would teach a dog. I went to deliver him, as a prefent to mistress Silvia from my master; and I came no sooner into the dining-chamber, but he steps me to her trencher, and steals her capon's leg. O, 'tis a foul thing, when a cor cannot keep himself in all companies ! I would have, as one should say, one that takes upon him to be a dog indeed, to be, at it were, a dog at all things. If I had no more wit than he, to take a fault upon me that he did, I think verily, he had been hang’d for't; sure as I live, he had suffer'd for't; you shall judge. He thrufts me himself into the company of three or four gentleman-like dogs, under the Duke's table: he had not been there (bless the mark) pissing while, but all the chamber smelt him. Out with the dog, says one ; what cur is that? says another ; whip him out, says the third; hang him up, says the Duke. I, having been acquainted with the smell before, knew it was Crab, and goes me to the fellow that whips the dogs; Friend, quoth İ, you mean to whip the dog? Ay, marry, do !, quoth he. You do hirn the more wrong, quoth I ; 'tivas I did the thing you wot of. He makes no more ado, but whips me out of the chamber. How many masters would do this for their servant? nay, I'll be sworn, I have fat in the stocks for the puddings he hath iloll'n, otherwise he had been executed; I have food on the pillory for the geese he hath killid, otherwise he had fuffer'd for’t. Thou think'st not of this now. Nay, ( remember the trick you 'serv'd me, when I took my leave of madam Silvia ; did not I bid thee ftill mark

me, and do as I do? when didit thou see me heave up my leg, and make water against a gentlewoman's farthingale? didit thou ever fee me do such a trick ? K 2

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Enter Protheus and Julia.
Pro. Sebastian is thy name? I like thee well;
and will employ thee in some service presently.

Jul. In what you please: I'll do, Sir, what I can.
Pro. I hope, thou wilt-

-How now, you

whoreson peasant, Where have you been these two days loitering? · Laun. Marry, Sir, I carry'd mistress Silvia the dog, you bade me.

Pro. And what says she to my little jewel?
Lain, Marry, the fays, your dog was a cur ;

and tells you, currish thanks is good enough for such a present.

Pro. Bat she received my dog?

Laun. No, indeed, she did not : here have I brought him back again.

Pro. What, didit thou offer her this from me?

Laur. Ay, Sir; the other squirrel was stoll'n from me by the hangman's boy in the market-place; and then I offer'd her mine own, who is a dog as big as ten of yours, and therefore the gift the greater.

Pro. Go, get thee hence, and find my dog again, -08 Or ne'er return again into my fight :

5& Away, I say; ftay'lt thou to vex me here? A slave, that, ftill an end, turns me to shame.

[Exit Launce. Sebastian, I have entertained thee, Partly, that I have need of such a youth; p16) OT That can with some discretion do my business : 91.17€ 0T (For 'tis nostrusting to yon foolish lowt:ficm I But, chiefly, for thy face and thy behavidur; '02.162 the Which, if my augury deceive me not, Witness good bringing up, fortune and truth: Therefore know thou, for this I entertain thee. » Go presently, and take this ring with thee; Deliver it to Madam Silvia. She lov'd me well, deliver'd it to me.

ful. It seems, you lov'd not her, to leave her token: She's dead, belike.

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Pro Not so: I think, she lives,
ul. Alas!
Pro. Why do'it chou cry, alas ?
Jul. I cannot chufe but pity her.
Pro, Wherefore shouldit thou pity her?

Jul. Because, methinks, that the lov'd you as well
As you do love your lady Silvia :
She dreams on him, that has forgot her love,
You doat on her, that cares not for your love.
'Tis pity, love should be fo contrary;
And thinking on it, makes me cry, alas !

Pro. Well give her that ring, and give therewithal This letter; that's her chamber: tell my lady, 1 claim the promise for her heav'nly picture. Your message done, hie home unto my chamber, Where thou shalt find me fad and folitary.

[Exit Protheus.
Jul. How many women would do such a meflage
Alas, poor Protheus, thou hast entertain'd
A fox to be the shepherd of thy lambs :
Alas, poor fool, why do I pity him,
That with his very heart despiseth me?
Because he loves her, he despiseth me;
Because I love him, I must pity him:
This ring I gave him, when he parted from me,
To bind him to remember my good will.
And now I am, unhappy messenger,
To plead for that, which I would not obtain ;
To carry that, which I would have refusd;
To praise his faith, which I would have difprais d.
I am my master's true confirmed love,
But cannot be true servant to my mater,
Unless I prove false traitor to myself.
Yet will I woo for him, but yet so coldly,
As, heay'n it knows, I would not have him speed.

Enter Silvia.
Lady, good day; I pray you, be my mean
To bring me where to speak with Madam Silvia.
Sil. What would you with her, if that I be the ?
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