The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Signet Classic Shakespeare)

By William Shakespeare


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

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VALENTINE i do know it good, my Lord; and, definite, the fit have been wealthy and honourable; in addition to, the gentleman is filled with advantage, bounty, worthy and features Beseeming this sort of spouse as your reasonable daughter: can't your Grace win her to fancy him? DUKE No, belief me; she is peevish, sullen, froward, Proud, disobedient, obdurate, missing accountability, Neither relating to that she is my baby Nor fearing me as though I have been her father; And, could I say to thee, this satisfaction of hers, Upon recommendation, hath drawn my love from her; And, the place i presumed the remnant of mine age must have been cherish’d by means of her child-like accountability, I now am complete resolved to take a spouse and switch her out to who will take her in: Then enable her good looks be her wedding-dower; For me and my possessions she esteems no longer. VALENTINE What might your Grace have me to do during this? DUKE there's a girl in Verona right here Whom I have an effect on; yet she is sweet and coy And nought esteems my elderly eloquence: Now for that reason may i've got thee to my tutor-- For lengthy agone i've got forgot to courtroom; along with, the style of the time is changed-- How and which approach i'll bestow myself To be appeared in her sun-bright eye. VALENTINE Win her with presents, if she appreciate now not phrases: Dumb jewels usually of their silent style greater than quickly phrases do circulation a woman’s brain. DUKE yet she did scorn a gift that I despatched her. VALENTINE a lady occasionally scorns what top contents her. ship her one other; by no means provide her o’er; For scorn before everything makes after-love the extra. If she do frown, ‘tis no longer in hate of you, yet fairly to beget extra love in you: If she do chide, ‘tis to not have you ever long past; For why, the fools are mad, if left by myself. Take no repulse, no matter what she doth say; For ‘get you gone,’ she doth now not suggest ‘away! ’ Flatter and compliment, commend, extol their graces; notwithstanding ne’er so black, say they've got angels’ faces. That guy that hath a tongue, I say, isn't any guy, If along with his tongue he can't win a girl. DUKE yet she I suggest is promised through her pals Unto a younger gentleman of worthy, And saved critically from inn of guys, That no guy hath entry through day to her. VALENTINE Why, then, i'd inn to her via evening. DUKE Ay, however the doorways be lock’d and keys stored secure, That no guy hath recourse to her by means of evening. VALENTINE What shall we yet one may perhaps input at her window? DUKE Her chamber is aloft, faraway from the floor, And equipped so shelving that one can't climb it with no obvious chance of his lifestyles. VALENTINE Why then, a ladder quaintly made up of cords, To forged up, with a couple of anchoring hooks, might serve to scale one other Hero’s tower, So daring Leander may event it. DUKE Now, as thou artwork a gentleman of blood, recommend me the place i'll have this type of ladder. VALENTINE whilst could you employ it? pray, sir, inform me that. DUKE This very evening; for romance is sort of a baby, That longs for each factor that he can come via. VALENTINE by means of seven o’clock I’ll get you this type of ladder. DUKE yet, hark thee; i'm going to visit her by myself: How shall I top show the ladder thither? VALENTINE will probably be gentle, my lord, that you could be undergo it less than a cloak that's of any size.

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