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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Act II, Scene 7

Verona. JULIA'S house.
 
[Enter JULIA and LUCETTA]
 
JULIA
       ,      2    ,       ,         ,       ,
      Counsel,^Lu|cetta,| gentle | girl as|sist me,
            ,         ,      ,          ,         ,
      And eene | in kind | love I | do con|jure thee,
           ,         ,       ,       ,           ,
      Who art | the ta|ble where|in all | my thoughts
           ,     ,    ,       ,               ,
      Are vis|ibly | charac|tered, and | engraved,
          ,       ,         ,                ,    ,
      To les|son me | and tell | me some / good mean
       ,             ,     ,        ,      ,
      How with | my ho|nor I | may un|dertake
          ,       ,       ,       ,     ,
      A jour|ney to | my lo|ving Pro|teus.
 
LUCETTA
        ,         ,        ,      ,          ,
      Alas,| the way | is wea|risome | and long.
 
JULIA
          ,      ,      ,      2    ,     ,
      A true-|devo|ted pil|grim is not | weary
          ,         ,         ,         ,        ,
      To mea|sure king|doms with | his fee|ble steps;
             ,           ,           ,             ,         ,
      Much less | shall she | that hath | Love's^wings | to fly,
            ,           ,          ,        ,         ,
      And when | the flight | is made | to one | so dear,
           ,        ,        ,      2    ,     ,   2
      Of such | divine | perfec|tion as Sir | Proteus.
 
LUCETTA
       ,            ,          ,    2    ,        ,
      Better | forbear | till Pro|teus make | return.
 
JULIA
            ,           ,          ,                 ,     ,
      Oh knowst | thou not | his looks | are my / soul's food?
       ,            ,          ,          ,         o
      Pity | the dearth | that I | have pined | in,
           ,       ,           ,         ,        ,
      By long|ing for | that food | so long | a time.
              ,          ,         ,      ,          ,
      Didst thou | but know | the in|ly touch | of love,
              ,           ,        ,        ,           ,
      Thou wouldst | as soon | go kin|dle fire | with snow
           ,          ,           ,         ,           ,
      As seek | to quench | the fire | of love | with words.
 
LUCETTA
       2    ,      ,          ,            T     T    T
      I do not | seek to | quench your | love's hot fire,
           ,     ,         ,          ,      __
      But qua|lify | the fire's | extreme | rage,
        ,    2           ,      ,           ,         ,
      Lest it should | burn a|bove the | bounds of | reason.
 
JULIA
            ,           ,         ,         ,         ,
      The more | thou damst | it up,| the more | it burns:
           ,         ,          ,       ,         ,
      The cur|rent that | with gen|tle mur|mur glides,
               ,       2       ,        ,       ,          ,
      (Thou knowst)| being stopped,| impa|tiently | doth rage;
            ,     T    T     T         ,     ,
      But when | his fair course | is not | hindered,
       .   T     T    T       ,       2  ,          ,
      He makes sweet mu|sic with | the ena|meled stones,
       ,          ,        ,        ,       ,
      Giving | a gen|tle kiss | to ev|ery sedge
         ,     ,       ,        ,       ,
      He o|verta|keth in | his pil|grimage,
           ,       ,     ,         ,           ,
      And so | by ma|ny win|ding nooks | he strays
            ,         ,                ,  ,      o
      With wil|ling sport | to the / wild o|cean.
            ,        ,        ,       ,          ,
      Then let | me go,| and hin|der not | my course:
            ,       ,        ,      ,         ,
      I'll be | as pa|tient as | a gen|tle stream,
            ,       ,    ,             ,       ,
      And make | a pas|time of | each^wea|ry step,
                   ,    ,            ,          ,        ,
      Till the / last step | have brought | me to | my love,
            ,            ,        ,       ,     ,
      And there | I'll rest,| as af|ter much | turmoil
          ,        ,      ,         ,    ,
      A bles|sed soul | doth in | Ely|sium.
 
LUCETTA
           ,         ,       ,         ,      ,
      But in | what ha|bit will | you go | along?
 
JULIA
       ,            ,       ,        ,          ,
      Not like | a wo|man, for | I would | prevent
            ,         ,        ,       ,   2    ,
      The loose | encoun|ters of | lasci|vious men:
       ,          ,       ,                ,    ,
      Gentle | Lucet|ta, fit | me with / such weeds
          ,        ,           ,      ,       ,
      As may | beseem | some well-|repu|ted page.
 
LUCETTA
       ,               ,     ,          ,           ,
      Why then | your la|dyship | must cut | your hair.
 
JULIA
       ,               ,        ,       ,         ,
      No girl,| I'll knit | it up | in sil|ken strings
             ,      ,         x       T    T    T
      With twen|ty odd-|conceited | true-love knots.
          ,       ,       ,        ,        ,
      To be | fantas|tic may | become | a youth
           ,        ,         ,           ,        ,
      Of grea|ter time | than I | shall show | to be.
 
LUCETTA
             ,        ,        ,         ,           ,        2->
      What fash|ion (ma|dam) shall | I make | your bree||ches?
 
JULIA
             ,         ,         ,          ,         ,
      That fits | as well,| as tell | me (good | my lord)
            ,         ,          ,          ,        ,
      What com|pass will | you wear | your far|thingale?
            ,           ,     2       ,       ,       ,
      Why^eene | what fash|ion thou best | likst (Lu|cetta).
 
LUCETTA
       .    T    T     T             2     ,   ,      ,
      You must needs have | them with a / codpiece |(madam).
 
JULIA
            ,        ,        ,        2    ,    ,
      Out,^out,| (Lucet|ta) that | will be ill-|favored.
 
LUCETTA
          ,       ,    ,              T    T   .  T
      A round | hose (ma/dam) now's^|not worth a pin,
          ,            2     ,   ,      .   T     T   T
      Unless | you have a / codpiece | to stick pins on.
 
JULIA
         ,       ,          ,         ,         ,
      Lucet|ta, as | thou lovst | me let | me have
             ,       ,      ,               ,   ,
      What thou | thinkst meet / and is | most man/nerly.
            ,          ,      ,      2        ,        ,
      But tell | me (wench)| how will the | world re|pute me
           ,     ,       ,       ,         ,        o ->
      For un|derta|king so | unstaid | a jour||ney?
          ,        ,          ,         ,       ,   ->
      I fear | me it | will make | me scan||dalized.
 
LUCETTA
       ,         ,               ,         ,          ,    T ->
      If you | think so,| then stay | at home || and go | not.
 
JULIA
       T     T    T   T   T
      Nay, that | I will not.
 
LUCETTA
            ,       ,         ,    ,        ,
      Then ne|ver dream | on in|famy,| but go.
          ,    2    ,           ,        ,          ,
      If Pro|teus like | your jour|ney when | you come,
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      No mat|ter who's | displeased | when you | are gone:
          ,        ,           ,           ,           ,
      I fear | me he | will scarce | be pleased | withal.
 
JULIA
        ,             ,        ,       ,        ,
      That is | the least |(Lucet|ta) of | my fear:
          ,         ,        ,       ,         ,
      A thou|sand oaths,| an o|cean of | his tears,
           ,      ,        ,     ,         ,
      And in|stances | of in|finite | of love
       ,            ,        ,       ,     ,
      Warrant | me wel|come to | my Pro|teus.
 
LUCETTA
            ,          ,         ,       ,       ,
      All these | are ser|vants to | deceit|ful men.
 
JULIA
        ,               ,               ,   ,        ,
      Base men*,| that use | them to / so base | effect;
           ,       ,          ,       ,          ,
      But tru|er stars | did go|vern Pro|teus' birth
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      His words | are bonds,| his oaths | are o|racles,
            ,         ,            ,         ,     ,
      His love | sincere,| his thoughts | immac|ulate,
            ,       ,   ,              ,               ,
      His tears | pure mes/sengers | sent from | his heart,
            ,         ,           ,           x            ,
      His heart | as far | from fraud | as heaven | from earth.
 
LUCETTA
        ,   ,             ,            2      ,        ,
      Pray hea/ven he | prove so | when you come | to him.
 
JULIA
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      Now, as | thou lovst | me, do | him not | that wrong,
           ,        ,      ,       ,         ,
      To bear | a hard | opin|ion of | his truth:
       ,         ,          ,        ,       ,
      Only | deserve | my love | by lo|ving him;
           ,       ,        ,     ,   2       ,
      And pre|sently | go with | me to my | chamber,
           ,        ,         ,        ,          ,       o
      To take | a note | of what | I stand | in need | of,
          ,        ,     ,         ,        ,      o
      To fur|nish me | upon | my long|ing jour|ney.  (hex with prev)
       ,              ,        ,         ,         ,
      All that | is mine | I leave | at thy | dispose,
           ,          ,         ,    ,      o
      My goods,| my lands,| my re|puta|tion,
       ,          ,          ,        ,          ,
      Only,| in lieu | thereof,| dispatch | me hence:
       __     ,        ,           x    ,
      Come;| answer | not, but | to it pre/sently,
      ,         ,        ,       ,      ,
      I am | impa|tient of | my tar|riance.
 
[Exeunt]

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