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By William Shakespeare


quite often set in Milan, this comedy is the tale of 2 newly-arrived Veronese acquaintances, Valentine and Proteus. either vie for the Duke's daughter's hand, with plenty of laughter resulting.

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DUKE So i think; yet Thurio thinks no longer so. Proteus, the great conceit I carry of thee-- For thou hast proven a few signal of fine desert-- Makes me the higher to seek advice from thee. PROTEUS Longer than I turn out dependable for your grace allow me no longer dwell to seem upon your grace. DUKE Thou know’st how willingly i'd impact The fit among Sir Thurio and my daughter. PROTEUS I do, my lord. DUKE and likewise, i feel, thou artwork now not ignorant How she opposes her opposed to my will PROTEUS She did, my lord, while Valentine used to be the following. DUKE Ay, and perversely she persevers so. What may perhaps we do to make the woman disregard the affection of Valentine and love Sir Thurio? PROTEUS the way in which is to slander Valentine With falsehood, cowardice and negative descent, 3 issues that ladies hugely carry in hate. DUKE Ay, yet she’ll imagine that it truly is spoke in hate. PROTEUS Ay, if his enemy convey it: for that reason it needs to with situation be spoken by way of one whom she esteemeth as his pal. DUKE then you definitely needs to adopt to slander him. PROTEUS And that, my lord, I can be loath to do: ‘Tis an unwell workplace for a gentleman, specifically opposed to his very buddy. DUKE the place your strong note can't virtue him, Your slander by no means can endamage him; hence the workplace is detached, Being urged to it via your buddy. PROTEUS you could have prevail’d, my lord; if i will be able to do it by means of ought that i will communicate in his dispraise, She shall no longer lengthy proceed like to him. yet say this weed her love from Valentine, It follows no longer that she is going to love Sir Thurio. THURIO as a result, as you unwind her love from him, Lest it's going to ravel and be solid to none, you need to offer to backside it on me; Which needs to be performed through praising me up to you in worthy dispraise Sir Valentine. DUKE And, Proteus, we dare belief you during this variety, simply because we all know, on Valentine’s record, you're already Love’s company votary and can't quickly rebel and alter your brain. Upon this warrant shall you have got entry the place you with Silvia might confer at huge; For she is lumpish, heavy, depression, And, on your friend’s sake, can be comfortable of you; the place you could mood her via your persuasion To hate younger Valentine and love my buddy. PROTEUS up to i will be able to do, i'll influence: yet you, Sir Thurio, usually are not sharp sufficient; you need to lay lime to tangle her wants by way of wailful sonnets, whose composed rhymes might be full-fraught with serviceable vows. DUKE Ay, a lot is the strength of heaven-bred poesy. PROTEUS Say that upon the altar of her attractiveness You sacrifice your tears, your sighs, your center: Write until eventually your ink be dry, and along with your tears wet it back, and body a few feeling line which may detect such integrity: For Orpheus’ lute was once strung with poets’ sinews, Whose golden contact may perhaps melt metal and stones, Make tigers tame and enormous leviathans Forsake unsounded deeps to bop on sands. After your dire-lamenting elegies, stopover at by means of evening your lady’s chamber-window With a few candy live performance; to their tools music a deploring unload: the night’s lifeless silence Will good develop into such sweet-complaining criticism.

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