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THE TWO

GENTLEMEN

OF

VERON A.

Dramatis Personæ.

Valentine,
Protheus,

DUKE OF Milan, Father to Silvia.

} the Two Gemlemen.
Anthonio, Father to Protheus.
Thurio, a foolish Rival 10 Valentine.
Eglamore, Agent for Silvia in her Escape.
Hoft, where Julia lodges in Milan.
Out-laws.
Speed, a clownish Servant to Valentine,
Launce, the like to Protheus.
Panthion, Servant to Anthonio.

Julia, a Lady of Verona, beloved of Protheus.
Silvia, the Duke of Milan's Daughter beloved of Valentine.
Lucetta, Waiting-woman to Julia.

Servants, Muficians.'

The SCENE sometimes in. Verona ; sometimes

in Milan; and on the Frontiers of Mantua.

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VAL E'NTINE.
-EASE to persuade, my loving Protheus;

Home-keeping youths have ever homely wits;

Wer't not, affection chains thy tender days

- To the sweet glances of thy honour'd love, Irather would intreat thy company, To see the wonders of the world abroad; Than (living dully fluggardiz'd at home)

(1) Mr. Pope has observ'd, that the file of this Comedy is less figurative, and more natural and unaffedted, than the greater part of our Author's plays, tho' supposid to be one of the first he wrote. I muft obferve, too, that as I take it to be one of his very worst, it happens to be freeft from accidental corruptions of his Editors : which is the reason, that my notes are fewer on this, than on any one of his other pieces..

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