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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Act III, Scene 2

The same. The DUKE's palace.
 
[Enter DUKE and THURIO]
 
DUKE
           ,   2     ,     ,      2        ,           ,
      Sir Thu|rio, fear | not, but that | she will | love you
           ,      ,        ,          ,          ,
      Now Va|lentine | is ba|nished from | her sight.
 
THURIO
        ,          ,       ,              ,          ,
      Since his | exile | she hath | despised | me most,
           ,         ,     ,          ,         ,
      Forsworn | my com|pany,| and railed | at me,
           ,       ,     2    ,      ,        ,
      That I | am des|perate of | obtai|ning her.
 
DUKE
             ,        ,          ,     ,   2     ,
      This weak | impress | of love,| is as a | figure
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      Trenched in | ice, which with | an hou|r's heat
            ,         ,       ,           ,          ,
      Dissolves | to wa|ter, and | doth lose | his form.
         ,        ,           ,         ,          ,
      A lit|tle time | will melt | her fro|zen thoughts,
            ,         ,      ,           ,       ,
      And worth|less Va|lentine | shall be | forgot.
            ,         ,    2    ,          ,      ,
      How* now | Sir Pro|teus, is | your coun|tryman
          ,        ,        ,      ,         ,
      (Accor|ding to | our pro|clama|tion) gone?
 
[Enter PROTEUS]
 
PROTEUS
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      Gone, my | good* lord.  ????
 
DUKE
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      My daugh|ter takes | his go|ing grie|vously.
 
PROTEUS
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      A lit|tle time |(my lord)| will kill | that grief.
 
DUKE
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      So I | believe:| but Thu|rio thinks | not so:
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      Proteus,| the good | conceit | I hold | of thee,
             ,           ,            ,         ,        ,
      (For thou | hast shown | some sign | of good | desert)
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      Makes me | the bet|ter to | confer | with thee.
 
PROTEUS
       ,            ,          ,      ,          ,
      Longer | than I | prove^loy|al to | your grace
       ,             ,         ,      ,           ,
      Let me | not live | to look | upon | your grace.
 
DUKE
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      Thou knowst | how wil|lingly | I would | effect
            ,         ,          ,    ,    ,          ,      ->
      The match | between | Sir Thu|rio | and my || daughter.
 
PROTEUS
         ,        ,   ->
      I do,| my lord.
 
DUKE
       T  T  T        ,           ,         ,     ,
      And also,|| I think,| thou art not | igno|rant
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        How she || oppo|ses her | against | my will?
 
PROTEUS
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        She did || my lord,| when Va|lentine | was here.
 
DUKE
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        Aye, and || perver|sely she | perse|vers so.
      <-       ,          ,        ,          ,        ,
        What might || we do | to make | the girl | forget
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        The love || of Va|lentine,| and love | Sir Thu|rio?
 
PROTEUS
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      The best | way is | to slan|der Va|lentine,
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      With false|hood, cow/ardice,| and poor | descent:
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      Three* things,| that wo|men high|ly hold | in hate.
 
DUKE
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      Aye, but | she'll think,| that it | is spoke | in hate.
 
PROTEUS
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      Aye, if | his e|nemy | deli|ver it.
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      Therefore it | must with | circum|stance be | spoken
          ,          ,       ,        ,          ,
      By one | whom she | estee|meth as | his friend.
 
DUKE
            ,          ,      ,         ,       ,
      Then you | must un|dertake | to slan|der him.
 
PROTEUS
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      And that |(my lord)| I shall | be loath | to do:
                 ,   ,       ,       ,      ,
      'Tis an / ill of|fice for | a gen|tleman,
         ,      ,       ,          ,       ,
      Espe|cially | against | his ve|ry friend.
 
DUKE
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      Where* your | good* word | cannot | advan|tage him,
             ,       ,      ,       ,       ,
      Your slan|der ne|ver can | enda|mage him;
        ,              ,       ,      ,      ,
      Therefore | the of|fice is | indif|ferent,
       ,          ,       ,       ,           ,
      Being | entrea|ted to | it by | your friend.
 
PROTEUS
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      You have | prevailed |(my lord)| if I | can do it
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      By ought | that I | can speak | in his | dispraise,
            ,           ,        ,       ,        ,
      She shall | not long | contin|ue love | to him.
           ,           ,          ,          ,      ,
      But say | this weed | her love | from Va|lentine,
          ,        ,          ,           ,         ,    2  ->
      It fol|lows not | that she | will love | Sir Thu||rio.
 
THURIO
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      There|fore, as | you unwind | her love | from him;
        ,               ,      ,         ,         ,
      Lest it | should ra|vel and | be good | to none,
            ,         ,        ,       ,       ,
      You must | provide | to bot|tom it | on me:
              ,         ,         ,        ,        ,
      Which must | be done,| by prai|sing me | as much
          ,         ,           ,          ,      ,
      As you,| in worth | dispraise,| Sir Va|lentine.
 
DUKE
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      And Pro|teus, we | dare trust you | in this kind,
          ,          ,        ,      ,          ,
      Because | we know |(on Va|lentine's | report)
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      You are | alrea|dy Love's | firm vo/tary
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      And can|not soon | revolt,| and change | your mind.
        ,          ,          ,      ,          ,
      Upon | this war|rant, shall | you have | access,
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      Where you | with Sil|via, may | confer | at large.
           ,        ,         ,       ,     ,      ->
      For she | is lum|pish, hea|vy, me|lancho||ly,
       ,       2        ,         ,               ,        ,
      And |(for your friend's | sake) will | be glad | of you;
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      Where you | may tem|per her,| by your per|suasion,
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      To hate young Va|lentine | and love | my friend.
 
PROTEUS
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      As much | as I | can do,| I will | effect:
           ,         ,   2          ,    ,        ,
      But you | Sir Thu|rio, are / not sharp | enough;
            ,          ,        ,       ,        ,
      You must | lay lime | to tan|gle her | desires
           ,       ,          ,         ,        ,
      By wail|ful son|nets, whose | compo|sed rhymes
                    ,     ,            ,    3  3     ,
      Should be / full-fraught | with ser|viceable vows.
 
DUKE
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         Aye,|| much is the | force of | heaven-bred po|esy.
 
PROTEUS
       ,      2   ,         ,       ,         ,
      Say that u|pon the | altar | of her | beauty
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      You sac|rifice | your tears,| your sighs,| your heart:
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      Write till | your ink | be dry:| and with | your tears
        ,           ,          ,           ,         ,
      Moist it | again:| and frame | some fee|ling line
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      That may | disco|ver such | inte|grity:
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      For Or|pheus' lute,| was strung | with poets'| sinews,
             ,        ,            ,        ,            ,
      Whose^gol|den touch | could sof|ten steel | and stones,
             ,        ,          ,       ,    ,
      Make* ti|gers tame,| and huge | levi|athans
           ,        ,        ,          ,          ,
      Forsake | unsoun|ded deeps,| to dance | on sands.
       ,             ,      ,       ,     ,
      After | your dire-|lamen|ting e|legies,
        x          ,           ,         ,       ,
      Visit by | night your | lady's | chamber-|window
                    ,    ,    ,               ,        ,
      With some / sweet con|cert; to | their in|struments
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      Tune a de|ploring | dump: the | night's dead si||lence
             ,        ,           ,         ,         ,        ->
      Will well | become | such^sweet-|complai|ning grie||vance.
        ,         ,     ,            2   ,      ,
      This,| or else | nothing,| will inhe|rit her.
 
DUKE
            ,      ,       ,                 ,         ,
      This di|scipline,| shows thou | hast been | in love.
 
THURIO
       ,     2     ,            ,            ,         ,
      And thy ad|vice, this | night, I'll | put in | practise:
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      Therefore,| sweet* Pro|teus, my | direc|tion-giver,
       ,        ,          ,     ,       ,
      Let us | into | the ci|ty pre|sently
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      To sort | some gen|tlemen well | skilled in | music.
          ,       ,         ,           ,           ,
      I have | a son|net, that | will serve | the turn
           ,         ,  ,             ,        ,
      To give | the on|set to | thy good | advice.
 
DUKE
         ,        ,      ,  ->
      About | it gen|tlemen.
 
PROTEUS
              ,      ,            ,           ,      ,      o ->
      We'll wait | upon || your grace,| till af|ter sup|per,
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      And af||terward | deter|mine our | procee|dings.
 
DUKE
      ,       ,        x      2      ,       ,
      Even | now a|bout it,| I will par|don you.
 
[Exeunt]

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