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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Act II, Scene 6

The same. The DUKE'S palace.
 
[Enter PROTEUS]
 
PROTEUS
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      To leave | my Ju|lia; shall | I be | forsworn?
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      To love | fair* Sil|via; shall | I be | forsworn?
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      To wrong | my friend,| I shall | be much | forsworn.
            ,           x             ,         ,          ,
      And eene | that power | which gave | me first | my oath
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      Provokes | me to this | threefold per|jury;
        T    T   .   T           ,      T   .  T   T
      Love bade me swear,| and Love | bids me forswear;
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      O sweet-|sugges|ting Love,| if thou | hast sinned,
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      Teach me |(thy temp|ted sub|ject) to ex|cuse it.
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      At first | I did | adore | a twink|ling star,
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      But now | I wor|ship a | celes|tial sun:
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      Unheed|ful vows | may* heed|fully be | broken,
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      And he | wants^wit | that wants | resol|ved will
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      To learn | his wit,| to exchange | the bad | for better;
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      Fie*, fie,| unre|verend tongue,| to call | her bad,
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      Whose so|vereignty | so oft | thou hast | preferred,
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      With twen|ty thou|sand soul-|confir|ming oaths.
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      I can|not leave | to love;| and yet | I do:
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      But there | I leave | to love,| where^I | should love.
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      Julia | I lose,| and Va|lentine | I lose,
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      If I | keep them,| I needs | must lose | myself;
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      If I | lose them,| thus find | I by | their loss,
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      For Va|lentine,| myself:| for Ju|lia, Sil||via.
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      I | to myself | am dea|rer than | a friend,
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      For love | is still | most pre|cious in | itself,
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      And Sil|via (wit|ness Heaven | that made | her fair)
             ,  2   ,        ,      ,     ,
      Shows^Ju|lia but | a swar|thy E|thiope.
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      I will | forget | that Ju|lia is | alive,
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      Remem|bering that | my love | to her | is dead.
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      And Va|lentine | I'll hold | an e|nemy,
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      Aiming | at Sil|via as | a swee|ter friend.
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      I can|not now | prove con|stant to | myself,
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      Without | some trea|chery used | to Va|lentine.
             ,         ,         ,       ,       ,      2->
      This night | he mea|neth with | a cor|ded lad||der
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      To climb | celes|tial Sil|via's cham|ber win||dow
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      Myself | in coun|sel his | compe|titor.
           ,       ,          ,         ,       ,      2->
      Now pre|sently | I'll give | her fa|ther no||tice
           ,         ,        ,        ,         ,
      Of their | disgui|sing and | preten|ded flight:
            ,        ,           ,       ,      ,
      Who^(all | enraged)| will ba|nish Va|lentine:
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      For Thu|rio | he in|tends shall | wed his | daughter, (hex with after)
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      But Va|lentine | being gone,| I'll quick|ly cross
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      By some sly trick,| blunt Thu/rio's | dull pro|ceeding. (hex with prev)
             ,         ,          ,        ,         ,
      Love^lend | me wings,| to make | my pur|pose swift
           ,           ,        ,         ,           ,
      As thou | hast lent | me wit,| to plot | this drift.
 
[Exit]

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