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SCENE III.

Enter EGLAMOUR.

Egł. This is the hour that madam Silvia Entreated me to call, and know her mind; There's some great matter she'd employ me in... Madam, madam!

SILVIA, above at her Window.

Sil. Who calls ?

Egl. Your servant, and your friend;
One that attends your ladyship's command.

Sil. Sir Eglamour, a thousand times good morrow.
Egl. As many, worthy lady, to yourself.

231 According to your ladyship's impose, I am thus early come to know what service It is your pleasure to command me in.

Sil. O Eglamour, thou art a gentlenian (Think not I fatter, for, I swear, I do not), Valiant, wise, remorseful, well accomplish'd. Thou art not ignorant, what dear good will I bear unto the banish'd Valentine; Nor how my father would enforce me marry 24 Vain Thurio, whom my very soul abhors. Thyself hast lov'd; and I have heard thee say, No grief did ever come so near thy heart, As when thy lady and thy true love dy'd, Upon whose grave thou vow’dst pure chastity. Giij

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Sir Eglamour, I would to Valentine,
To Mantua, where, I hear, he makes abode;
And, for the ways are dangerous to pass,
I do desire thy worthy company,
Upon whose faith and honour I repose.

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Urge not my father's anger, Eglamour,
But think upon my grief, a lady's grief;
And on the justice of my flying hence,
To keep me from a most unholy match,
Which heaven, and fortune, still reward with

plagues.
I do desire thee, even from a heart
As full of sorrows as the sea of sands,
To bear me company, and go with me :
If not, to hide what I have said to thee,
That I may venture to depart alone.

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Egb. Madam, I pity much your grievances;
Which since I know they virtuously are plac'd,
I give consent to go along with you ;
Recking as little what betideth me,
As much I wish all good befortune you.
When will you go?

Sil. This evening coming.
Egl. Where shall I meet you?

Sil. At friar Patrick's cell,
Where I intend holy confession.

270 Egl. I will not fail your ladyship : Good morrow, gentle lady.

Sil. Good morrow, kind Sir Eglamour. [Exeunt.

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Printed for J.Bell British Library, Strand London Jan? 12.178.3.

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