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Pro. But, how cam's thou by this ring ? at my

depart, I gave this unto Julia.

Juli And Julia herself did give it me; And Julia herself hath brought it hither.

190 Pro. How! Julia?

Jul. Behold her that gave aim to all thy oaths,
And entertain'd them deeply in her heart :
How oft hast thou with perjury cleft the root ?
Oh Protheus, let this habit make thee blush!
Be thou asham'd, that I have took upon me
Such an immodest raiment; if shame live
In a disguise of love :
It is the lesser blot, modesty finds,

199 Women to change their shapes, than men their minds.

Pro. Than men their minds ! 'tis true : oh heaven!

were man

But constant, he were perfect: that one error
Fills him with faults; makes him run through all sins;
Inconstancy falls off, ere it begins :.
What is in Silvia's face, but I may spy
More fresh in Julia's with a constant eye?

Val. Come, comę, a hand from either :
Let me be blest to make this happy close ;
'Twere pity two such friends should long be foes.
Pro. Bear witness, heaven,

210 I have my wish for ever. Jul. And I mine.

Enter Out-Laws, with Duke and THURIO. Out. A prize, a prize, a prize!

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Val. Forbear, forbear, I say; it is my lord the

Your grace is welcome to a man disgracid,
Banished Valentine.

Duke. Sir Valentine !
Thu. Yonder is Silvia; and Silvia's mine.

Val. Thurio, give back, or else embrace thy death ;
Come not within the measure of my wrath :
Do not name Silvia thine ; if once again,
Milan shall not behold thee. Here she stands,
Take but possession of her with a touch;
I dare thee but to breathe upon my love

Thu. Sir Valentine, I care not for her, I;
I hold him but a fool, that will endanger
His body for a girl that loves him not:
I claim her not, and therefore she is thine.

Duke. The more degenerate and base art thou,
To make such means for her as thou hast done, 230
And leave her on such slight conditions. -
Now, by the honour of my ancestry,
I do applaud thy spirit, Valentine,
And think thee worthy of an empress' love.
Know then, I here forget all former griefs,
Cancel all grudge, repeal thee home again,
Plead a new state in thy unrival'd merit,
To which I thus subscribe-Sir Valentine,
Thou art a gentleman, and well deriv’d;
Take thou thy Silvia, for thou hast deserv'd her.
Val. I thank your grace ; the gift hath made me

241 I now beseech you, for your daughter's sake,

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To grant one boon that I shall ask of you.

Duke. I grant it, for thine own, whate'er it be.

Val. These banish'd men, that I have kept withal, Are men endu'd with worthy qualities, Forgive them what they have committed here, And let them be recall'd from their exile : They are reforned, civil, full of good, And fit for great employment, worthy lord. 250

Duke. Thou hast prevailid: I pardon them, and thee; Dispose of them, as thou know'st their deserts. Come, let us goji, we will include all jars With triumphs, mirth, and rare solemnity.

Val. And, as we walk along, I dare be bold With our discourse to make your grace to smile. What think you of this page, my lord ?

Duke. I think the boy hath grace in him; he blushes.. Val. I warrant you, my lord; more grace than boy. Duke. What mean you by that saying?

260 Val. Please you, I'll tell you as we pass along, That you will wonder, what hạth fortunedia Come, Protheus ; 'tis your penance, but to hear The story of your loves discovered : That done, our day of marriage shall be yours; One feast, one house, one mutual happiness. :

Exeunt omnes.


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Printed for, and under the Direction of,
John Bell, British Library, STRAND,
Bookseller to His Royal Highness the PRINCE of WALES.


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