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Mir: I meant not him ;. for that was a request, Which, if you love, I should not need to urge.
Ferd. Is there another whom I ought to love; And love him for your sake?
Mir. Yes, such a one,
Ferd. Of such a graceful feature! and must I, For
your sake, love him? Njir. Yes, sir: Do you scruple To grant the first request I ever made? He's wholly unacquainted with the world, And wants your conversation. You should have Compassion on so mere a stranger. Ferd. Those need compassion whom you
discom mend, Not whom you praise. Mir. Come, you must love him for my sake :
You shall !
Mir. Have I so far offended you already,
Ferd. O, poison to my hopes !
[Aside. Mir. Alas! what mean you?
Ferd. It is too plain : Like most of her frail sex, She's false, but has not learned the art to hide it. Nature has done her part, she loves variety :Why did I think that any woman could
Be innocent, because she's young? No, no!
[Aside. Mir. I fear I have offended you, and yet I meant no harm : But, if you please to hear me,
[A noise within. Hark, sir! now I am sure my father comes, I know his steps: Dear love! retire a while; I fear I've staid too long.
Ferd. Too long indeed, and yet not long enough: Oh, jealousy! Oh, love! how you distract me!
[Exit FERD. Mir. He appears displeased with that young man,
I know .. Not why: But, 'till I find from whence his hate
proceeds, I must conceal it from my father's knowledge; For he will think that guiltless I have caused it, And suffer me no more to see my love.
Mir. At second sight,
hides it. Love teaches cunning even to innocence.— [Aside. Well, go in.
Mir. Forgive me, truth! for thus disguising thee. If I can make him think, I do not love
Dor. I'll see neither of you.
Dor. I will see him,
Hip. I heard that she was fair,
you. Dor. No, indeed, she's like my father, With a great beard; 'twould fright you to look on
her: Therefore that man and she may go together, They are fit for nobody but one another. Hip. (Looking in.) Yonder he comes with glaring
eyes; fly! fly! Before he sees you.
Dor. Must we part so soon?
Dor. I would not willingly be lost, for fear
[Exit Dor. Hip. She fain would have deceived me, but I
Hip. How, sir! pray, are you sure on't?
Ferd. Time and my grief may make me die.
any thing of you
my meaning The woman, whom I love, saw you, and loved you; Now, sir, if you love her, you'll cause my death.
Hip. Be sure I'll do it then.
Ferd. But I am your friend;
Hip. When friends request unreasonable things,
you A secret, sir, which I have lately found Within myself, they're all made for me.
Ferd. That's buť a fond conceit: You're made
And one for
Ferd. Then do not see her.
Hip. Yes, sir, I must see her:
Ferd. I find I must not let you see her then.
Hip. By force of arms!
Ferd. He's still so ignorant, that I pity him,
see her, She was mine first; you have no right to her.
Hip. I have not yet considered what is right; But, sir, I know my inclinations are To love all women; and I have been taught, That to dissemble what I think is base. In honour, then, of truth, I must declare, That I do love, and I will see your woman. Ferd. Would you be willing I should see and
Hip. I would not you should do it, but if she
Ferd. But I pretend no claim at all to yours;
Hip. I'm glad you let me know I have such
friendship, Provide yourself a sword, for we must fight.