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Pan. He wonder'd, that your lordship
Ant. Nor need’st thou much impórtune me to that,
Pan. I think, your lordship is not ignorant,
Ant. I know it well.
Ant. I like thy counsel; well hast thou advis’d:
And, that thou may’st perceive how well I like it,
Pan. To-morrow, may it please you, Don Alphonso,
Ant. Good company; with them shall Proteus go: And, in good time,-now will we break with him.
Ant. How now? what letter are you reading there?
Pro. May't please your lordship, 'tis a word or two Of commendation sent from Valentine, Delivered by a friend that came from him.
Ant. Lend me the letter ; let me see what news.
Pro. There is no news, my lord; but that he writes How happily he lives, how well belov’d, And daily graced by the emperor: Wishing me with him, partner of his fortune.
Ant. And how stand you affected to his wish?
Pro. As one relying on your lordship’s will, And not depending on his friendly wish.
Ant. My will is something sorted with his wish : Muse not that I thus suddenly proceed;
For what I will, I will, and there an end.
,Pro. My lord, I cannot be so soon provided ; Please you, deliberate a day or two. Ant. Look, what thou want'st, shall be sent after
thee: No more of stay; to-morrow thou must go.Come on, Panthino; you shall be employed To hasten on bis expedition. [Exeunt Ant. and PAN.
Pro. Thus have I shunn’d the fire, for fear of burning; And drench'd me in the sea, where I am drown'd: I fear'd to shew my father Julia's letter, Lest he should take exceptions to my love; And with the vantage of mine own excuse Hath he excepted most against my love. O, how this spring of love resembleth
The uncertain glory of an April day; Which now shows all the beauty of the sun,
And by and by a cloud takes all away!
Pro. Why, this it is! my heart accords thereto;
SCENE I.--Milan. An apartment in the Duke's Palace,
Enter VALENTINE and Speed.
Speed. Madam Silvia! madam Silvia!
Speed. Marry, by these special marks : First, you have learned, like sir Proteus, to wreath your arms like a male-content; to relish a love-song, like a robin-redbreast; to walk alone, like one that had the pestilence; to sigh, like a school-boy that had lost his A, B, C; to weep, like a young wench that had buried her grandam; to fast, like one that takes diet; to watch, like one that fears robbing; to speak puling, like a beggar at Hallowmas. You were wont, when you laughed, to crow like a cock; when you walked, to walk like one of the lions; when you fasted, it was presently after dinner; when you looked sadly, it was for want of money: and now you are metamorphosed with a mistress, that, when I look on you, I can hardly think you my master.
Val. Are all these things perceived in me?
Speed. Without you? day, that's certain, for, without you were so simple, none else would: but you are so without these follies, that these follies are within you, and shine through you like the water in an urinal; that not an eye, that sees you, but is a physician to comment on your malady.
Val. But, tell me, dost thou know my lady Silvia ! Speed. She, that you gaze on so, as she sits at supper ! Val. Hast thou observed that? even she I mean. Speed. Why, sir, I know her not.
Val. Dost thou know her by my gazing on her, and yet knowest her not?
Speed. Is she not hard.favoured, sir?
Val. I mean, that her beauty is exquisite, but her fayour infinite.