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That my poor mistress, moved therewithal,
(Exit Silvia Jul. And she shall thank you for’t, if e'er you know bez. A virtuous Gentlewoman, mild and beautiful. I hope, my master's suit will be but cold ; Since the respects my mistrels' love so much. Alas ! how love can trifle with itself! Here is her pi&ture; let me fee; I think, If I had such a tire, this face of mine Were full as lovely as is this of hers :: And yet the painter flatter'd her a little, Unleis I ffatter with myself too much. Her hair is auburn, mine is perfect yellow.. If that be all the diff'rence in his love, I'll get me such a colour'd perriwig. Her eyes are grey as glass, and so are mine; (1.6) Ay, but her forehead's low, and mine is high. What should it be, that he respects in her, But I can make respective in nyfelf, If this fond love were not a blinded god ? Come, shadow, come; and take this shadow up; For ’ris thy rival. O thou senseless form, Thou shalt be worship’d, kiss'd, lov'd and ador'd: And were there sense in his idolatry, My substance should be statue in thy stead, I'l use thee kindly for thy mistress? fake, That us’d me so; or else, by Jove I vow, I should have scratch'd out your unseeing eyes, To make
mafter out of love with thee. [Exit. (16). Her eres
are grey as grass.] Mr. Rowe and Mr. Pope's editions, for what reason I know not, vary. from the old copies, which have it rightly, glass. So Chaucer, in the character of his Prioress ;
Full femely her wimple pinchid was,
A C T V.
And now it is about the
Egl. Fear not; the forest is not thrce leagues off";. If we recover that, we're sure enough. [Exeunt. SCENE changes to an Apartment in the
Pro. Oh, Sir, I find her milder than she was,
Thu. What, that my leg is too long?
“'Black men are pearls in beauteous Ladies eyes.
Jul. 'Tis true, such pearls as put out Ladies eyes ; For I had rather wink, than look on them. [ Aside.
Thu. How likes the my discourse i
Thu. Not I.
Duke. Why then
"That leads tow'rds Mantua, whither they are fled. Dispatch, sweet gentlemen, and follow me. Exit Duke.
Thu. Why, this it is to be a peevish girl, That flies her fortune where it follows her: I'll after, more to be reveng'd of Eglamour Than for the love of reckless Silvia.
Pro. And I will follow, more for Silvia's love, Than hate of Eglamour that goes with her.
Jul. And I will follow, more to cross that love, Than hate for Silvia, that is gone for love. (Exeunt.
SCENE changes to the Forest,
Enter Silvia and Out-laws.
Out. C to our Captain
Sil. A thousand more mischances, than this one,
2 Out. Come, bring her away.
3 Out. Being nimble-footed, he hath out-run 08 ;
1 Out. Come, I must bring you to our captain's cave, Fear not; he bears an honourable mind, And will not use a woman lawlessly.
Sil. O Valentine ! this I endure for thee. [Exeunt.
This shadowy desart, unfrequented woods,
O thou, that doit inhabit in my breaft,
Enter Protheus, Silvia, and Julia.
Val. How like a dream is this, I fee, and hear? Love, lend me patience to forbear a while. [Aide.
Sil. O miserable, ur happy that I am!
Pro. Unhappy were you, Madam, ere I came; But by my coming I have made you happy.
Sil. By ihy approach thou inak’lt me mött unhappva ful. And me, when he approacheth to your p.efence.
[Alides Sil. Had I been seized by a hungry lion, I would have been a breakfast to the beaft, Rather than have false Protheus rescue me. O, heav'n be judge, how I love Valentine, Whose life's as tender to me as my soul; And full as much, for more there cannot be, I do deteft false perjur'd Protheus : Therefore be gone, sollicit me no more.
Pro. What dang’rous action, stood it next to death Would I not undergo for one calm look ; Oh, 'tis the curse in love, and still approv'd,