Act V. Scene
Scene II.The Same. A Room in the
Enter THURIO, PROTEUS, and JULIA.
Thu. Sir Proteus, what says Silvia to my suit?
Pro. O, sir, I find her milder than she was;
And yet she takes exceptions at your person.
Thu. What! that my leg is too long?
Pro. No, that it is too little.
Thu. I'll wear a boot to make it somewhat
Jul. [Aside.] But love will not be spurr'd to
what it loathes.
Thu. What says she to my face?
Pro. She says it is a fair one.
Thu. Nay then, the wanton lies; my face is
Pro. But pearls are fair, and the old saying is,
'Black men are pearls in beauteous ladies' eyes.'
Jul. [Aside.] 'Tis true, such pearls as put out
For I had rather wink than look on them.
Thu. How likes she my discourse?
Pro. Ill, when you talk of war.
Thu. But well, when I discourse of love and
Jul. [Aside.] But better, indeed, when you
hold your peace.
Thu. What says she to my valour?
Pro. O, sir, she makes no doubt of that.
Jul. [Aside.] She needs not, when she knows
Thu. What says she to my birth?
Pro. That you are well deriv'd.
Jul. [Aside.] True; from a gentleman to
Thu. Considers she my possessions?
Pro. O, ay; and pities them.
Jul. [Aside.] That such an ass should owe
Pro. That they are out by lease.
Jul. Here comes the duke.
Duke. How now, Sir Proteus! how now,
Which of you saw Sir Eglamour of late?
Thu. Not I.
Pro. Nor I.
Duke. Saw you my daughter?
Duke. Why then,
She's fled unto that peasant Valentine,
And Eglamour is in her company.
'Tis true; for Friar Laurence met them both,
As he in penance wander'd through the forest;
Him he knew well, and guess'd that it was she,
But, being mask'd, he was not sure of it;
Besides, she did intend confession
At Patrick's cell this even, and there she was not.
These likelihoods confirm her flight from hence.
Therefore, I pray you, stand not to discourse,
But mount you presently and meet with me
Upon the rising of the mountain-foot,
That leads towards Mantua, whither they are
Dispatch, sweet gentlemen, and follow me. [Exit.
Thu. Why, this it is to be a peevish girl,
That flies her fortune when it follows her.
I'll after, more to be reveng'd on Eglamour
Than for the love of reckless Silvia. [Exit.
Pro. And I will follow, more for Silvia's love
Than hate of Eglamour that goes with her. [Exit.
Jul. And I will follow, more to cross that love
Than hate for Silvia that is gone for love. [Exit.