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2 Out. For what offence?
Val. For that, which now torments me to rehearse : I kill'd a man, whose death I much repent ; But yet I flew him manfully in fight, Without false vantage or base treachery.
i Out. Why ne'er repent it, if it were done so. But were you banilh'd for so small a fault?
Val. I was; and held me glad of such a doom. 1 Out. Have you the tongues ?
Val. My youthful travel therein made me happy, Or else I often had been miserable.
3 Out. By the bare scalp of Robin Hood's fat friar, This fellow were a King for our wild faction.
i Out. We'll have him. Sirs, a word. Speed. Master, be one of them ; it's an honourable kind of thievery:
Val. Peace, villain." 2 Out. Tell us this ; have you any thing to take to?' Val. Nothing, but my fortune.
3 Out. Know then, that some of us are gentlemen, Such as the fury of ungovern’d youth Thrust from the company of awful men: My self was from Verona banished, For practising to steal away a lady, An heir, and near ally'd unto the Duke. (14)
(14) An Heir and neice ally'd unto the Duke.] Thus all the Impresfions, from the firft downwards. But our Poet would never have express'd himself so stupidly, as to tell us, this Lady was the Duke's Neice, and ally'd to him : For her Alliance was, certainly, fufficiently included in the first Term. Our Author meant to say, she was an Heiress, and near ally'd to the Duke: an Expression the most natural that can be for the Purpose, and very frequently used by the Stage-Poets, So in Romeo and Juliet.
This Gentleman, the Prince's near Ally. So in Beaumont and Fletcher's Sea-Voyage.
yet that We may learn Whether they are the same, or near ally'd
To Those, that fore'd me to this cruel Course. So in B. Jonson's Every Man out of his Humour.
fome such cross-wooing, with a Clown to their Servingman, better than to be thus near and familiarly ally'd to the Time.
2 Out. And I from Mantúa, for a gentleman Whom, in my mood, I ftabb'd unto the heart.
1 Out. And I for such like petty crimes as theso.
2 Out. Indeed, because you are a banish'd man, Therefore, above the rest, we parley to you ; Are you content to be our General To make a virtue of necessity, And live, as we do, in the wilderness ? 3 Out. What say'st thou ? wilt thou be of our con
i Out. But if thou scorn our courtesie, thou dy'st.
3 Out. No, we detest such vile base practices.
[Exeunt. So in Lazy-Tricks, by John Day.
That notwithstanding my Wife's near Allyance
Unto the Duke, I purchas'd a Divorce. And so in Soliman and Perseda ;
Fly, ere the Governour have any News,
W hoje near Ally he was, and chief Delight.
SCENE changes to an open Place, under
Silvia's Apartment, in Milan.
And now I must be as unjuft to Thurio.
Enter Thurio and Musicians.
Pro. Ay, gentle Thurio ; for, you know, that love Will creep in service where it cannot go.
Tbu. Ay, but I hope, Sir, that you love not here.
Thu. I thank you, for your own: now, gentlemen, Let's tune, and to it luftily a while.
Enter Hofi, and Julia in boy's cloaths. Hof. Now, my young guest, methinks, you're allycholly: I pray you, why is it? Jul. Marry, mine Hoft, bceause I cannot be merry,
Hoft. Come, we'll have you merry; I'll bring you where you shall hear musick, and see the gentleman that you ask'd for.
Jul. But shall I hear him spcak?
Who is Silvia? what is she,
That all our swains commend her ?
That she might admired be.
For beauty lives with kindness.
And being help'd, inhabits there.
That Silvia is excelling ;
To her - let us garlands bring.
Hot. How now? are you fadder than you were before? how do you, man? the musick likes you not.
Jul. You mistake; the musician likes me not.
Jul. Not so; but yet so false, that he grieves my very heart-strings. Hoft
. You have a quick ear. Jul. Ay, I would I were deaf, it makes me have a flow heart.
Hoft. I perceive, you delight not in mufick. Jul. Not a whit, when it jars so. Hoft. Hark, what fine change is in the musick. Jul. Ay; that change is the spight. Hoft. You would have them always play but one thing?
Jul. I would always have one play but one thing. But, hoft, doth this Sir Protheus, that we talk on, Often resort unto this gentlewoman?
Hoft. I tell you what Launce, his man, told me, he lov'd her out of all nick.
Jul. Where is Launce ? Hoff. Gone to seek his dog, which to morrow, by his master's command, he must carry for a present to his lady.
Jul. 'Peace, stand aside, the company parts.
you shall fay, my cunning drift excels.
[Ex. Thu. and Mufick.
Pro. One, lady, if you knew his pure heart's truth, You'd quickly learn to know him by his voice.
Sil. Sir Protheus, as I take it.
. What is your will ?