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Duke. Where your good word cannot advantage
Pro. You have prevail'd, my lord: if I can do it,
Thu. Therefore, as you unwind her love from him, Lest it should ravel, and be good to none, You must provide to bottom it on me : Which must be done, by praising me as much As you in worth dispraise sir Valentine.
Duke. And, Proteus, we dare trust you in this kind ;
To hate young Valentine, and love my friend.
Duke. Ay, much the force of heaven-bred poesy.
Pro. Say, that upon the altar of her beauty
Thu. And thy advice this night I'll put in practice :
Duke. About it, gentlemen.
Pro. We'll wait upon your grace till after supper : ", And afterward determine our proceedings. Duke. . Even now about it; I will pardon you. .
Enter certain OUT-LAWS. 1 Out. Fellows, stand fast; I see a passenger. 2 Out. If there be ten, shrink not, but down with
Enter VALENTINE and SPEED. 3 Out. Stand, sir, and throw us that you have about
you; If not, we'll make you sit, and rifle you.
Speed. Sir, we are undone ! these are the villains That all the travellers do fear so much. Val. My friends, . 1 Out, That's not so, sir; we are your enemies. 2 Out. Peace; we'll hear him.
3 Out. Ay, by my beard, will we; For he's a proper' man.
Val. Then know, that I have little wealth to lose ;
2 Out. Whither travel you?
I Well looking.
Val. Some sixteen months; and longer might have
1 Out. What, were you banish'd thence? .
Val. For that which now torments me to rehearse :
1 Out. Why ne'er repent it, if it were done so : But were you banish'd for so small a fault? Val. I was, and held me glad of such a doom. 1 Out. Have you the tongues ?2 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.
1 Out. We'll have him : sirs, a word. -Speed. Master, be one of them; It is 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 awful3 men : Myself was from Verona banished, For practising to steal away a lady, An heir, and near allied unto the duke.
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2 Out. And I from Mantua, for a gentleman, Whom, in my mood, 4 I stabb’d unto the heart.
i Out. And I, for such like petty crimes as these. But to the purpose,-(for we cite our faults, That they may hold excus'd our lawless lives,) And, partly, seeing you are beautified With goodly shape; and by your own report A linguist; and a man of such perfection, As we do in our quality much want ;
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 this wilderness ? 3 Out. What say’st thou? wilt thou be of our con
i Out. But if thou scorn our courtesy, thou diest. 2 Out. Thou shalt not live to brag what we have
3 Out. No, we detest such vile base practices.
4 Anger, resentment.