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By William Shakespeare


as a rule 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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Why weepest thou, guy? Away, ass! You’ll lose the tide, should you tarry to any extent further. LAUNCE it's even if the tied have been misplaced; for it's the unkindest tied that ever any guy tied. PANTHINO What’s the unkindest tide? LAUNCE Why, he that’s tied right here, Crab, my puppy. PANTHINO Tut, guy, I suggest thou’lt lose the flood, and, in wasting the flood, lose thy voyage, and, in wasting thy voyage, lose thy grasp, and, in wasting thy grasp, lose thy provider, and, in wasting thy service,--Why dost thou cease my mouth? LAUNCE For worry thou shouldst lose thy tongue. PANTHINO the place should still I lose my tongue? LAUNCE In thy story. PANTHINO In thy tail! LAUNCE Lose the tide, and the voyage, and the grasp, and the provider, and the tied! Why, guy, if the river have been dry, i'm able to fill it with my tears; if the wind have been down, i'll force the boat with my sighs. PANTHINO Come, come away, guy; i used to be despatched to name thee. LAUNCE Sir, name me what thou darest. PANTHINO Wilt thou move? LAUNCE good, i'll cross. Exeunt SCENE IV. Milan. The DUKE’s palace. input SILVIA, VALENTINE, THURIO, and velocity SILVIA Servant! VALENTINE Mistress? velocity grasp, Sir Thurio frowns on you. VALENTINE Ay, boy, it’s for romance. velocity no longer of you. VALENTINE Of my mistress, then. velocity ‘Twere sturdy you knocked him. go out SILVIA Servant, you're unhappy. VALENTINE certainly, madam, I appear so. THURIO appear you that you're not? VALENTINE Haply I do. THURIO So do counterfeits. VALENTINE So do you. THURIO What appear I that i'm now not? VALENTINE clever. THURIO What example of the opposite? VALENTINE Your folly. THURIO and the way quote you my folly? VALENTINE I quote it on your jerkin. THURIO My jerkin is a doublet. VALENTINE good, then, I’ll double your folly. THURIO How? SILVIA What, offended, Sir Thurio! do you alter color? VALENTINE supply him depart, madam; he's one of those chameleon. THURIO That hath extra brain to feed in your blood than reside on your air. VALENTINE you might have stated, sir. THURIO Ay, sir, and performed too, for this time. VALENTINE i do know it good, sir; you usually finish ere you start. SILVIA a superb volley of phrases, gents, and fast shot off. VALENTINE ‘Tis certainly, madam; we thank the giver. SILVIA who's that, servant? VALENTINE your self, candy woman; for you gave the fireplace. Sir Thurio borrows his wit out of your ladyship’s seems, and spends what he borrows kindly on your corporation. THURIO Sir, should you spend be aware for note with me, I shall make your wit bankrupt. VALENTINE i do know it good, sir; you will have an exchequer of phrases, and, i believe, no different treasure to provide your fans, for it seems that by way of their naked liveries, that they stay through your naked phrases. SILVIA not more, gents, no more:--here comes my father. input DUKE DUKE Now, daughter Silvia, you're not easy beset. Sir Valentine, your father’s in stable wellbeing and fitness: What say you to a letter out of your associates Of a lot excellent news? VALENTINE My lord, i'll be grateful. To any chuffed messenger from thence. DUKE comprehend ye Don Antonio, your countryman? VALENTINE Ay, my sturdy lord, i do know the gentleman To be of worthy and valuable estimation and never with no wasteland so good reputed.

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