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A Forest, leading towards Mantua.
Enter certain Out.laws.
ELLOWS, stand fast: I see a passenger.
Enter Valentine and Speed. 3 Out. Stand, Sir, and throw us what you have
If not, we'll make you, Sir, and rifle you.
Speed, Sir, we are undone ; these are the villains, that all the travellers do fear so much.
Val. My friends,
3 Out. Ay, by my beard, will we; for he is a proper man.
Val. Then know, that I have little wealth to lose:
2 Out. Whither travel you?
we'll make you, Sir, and language of a very cunning robrifle you.] The meaning of this ber. We may better read, as it Itands, is, If you do not deliver we'll make you deliver, and If not, we'll take you, Sir, and bex plunder you. This is not the
3 Out. Have you long sojourn'd there?
i Out. What, were you banish'd thence ?
Val. For that, which now torments me to rehearke ;
i Out. Why ne'er repent it, if it were done fo. But were you banish'd for fo small a fault?
Val. I was, and held me glad of such a doom. 1 Out. Have you the tongues ?
Val. My youthful travel therein made me happy, Or else I often had been miserable.
3 Out. By the bare scalp of * Robin Hood's fat friar, This fellow were the King for our wild faction.
1 Out. We'll have him. Sirs, a word.
Speed. Master be one of them : it's an honourable kind of thievery. · Val, Peace, villain.
2 Out. Tell us this ? have you any thing to take to? Val. Nothing, but my fortune. 3
Out. Know then, that some of us are gentlemen, Such as the fury of ungovern'd youth Thrust from the company of awful men ; ? Myself was from Verona banished, For practising to steal away a lady, An heir, and near ally'd unto the Duke.
Robin Hood was captain of gistrates, and other principal a band of Robbers, and was members of civil communities. much inclined to rob Church 8 All the Impressions, from
the first downwards, An Heir awful men.] Reve- and Niece ally'd unto the Duke. rend, worshipful, such as Ma. But our Poet would
2 Out. And I from Mantua, for a gentleman Whom, in my mood, I fabb'd unto the heart.
1 Out. And I for such like petty crimes as these.
e Out. Indeed, because you are a banilh'd man. Therefore above the rest, we parley to you ; Are you content to be our General ? To make a virtue of necessity, And live, as we do, in the wilderness ? 3 Out. What fay'st thou ? wilt thou be of our con
i Out. But if thou scorn our courtesy thou dy't.
3 Cut. No, we detest such vile base practices.
have expressed himself so fu- meant to sav. Me was an Heiress, pidly, as to tell us, this Lady and near ally d to the Duke : an was the Duke's Niece, and ally'd Expression the most natural that to him : For her Alliance was can be for the purpose, and very certainly sufficiently included in frequently used by the Stagethe first Term. Our Author Poets.
Changes to an open Place, under Silvia's Apart
ment, in Milan.
And now I must be as unjust to Thurio. Under the colour of commending him, I have access my own love to prefer, But Silvia is too fair, too true, too holy, To be corrupted with my worthless gifts. When I protest true loyalty to her, She twits me with my falfhood to my friend ; When to her beauty I commend my vows, She bids me think, how I have been forsworn In breaking faith with Julia whom I lov'd. And, notwithstanding all her sudden quips,' The lealt whereof would quell a lover's hope, Yet, spaniel-like, the more she spurns my love, The more it grows, and fawneth on her ftill. But here comes Thurio: now must we to her window, And give some evening musick to her ear.
Enter Thurio and Musicians.
fore us ? Pro. Ay, gentle Thurio; for, you know, that love Will creep in service where it cannot go.
Thu. Ay, but I hope, Sir, that you love rot here.
9 — sudden quips.] That is, dred sense said to be fuddca, that hasty passionate reproaches and is, irascible and impetuous. fcoffs.' So Macbeth is in a kin
Pro. Ay, Silvia, for your fake.
Thu. I thank you for your own : now gentlemen, Let's tune, and to it lustily a while.
Enter Host, and Julia in buy's cloaths. Hoft. Now, my young guest, methinks, you're allycholly : I pray you, why is it?
Jul. Marry, mine host, because I cannot be merry.
Host. Come, we'll have you merry; I'll bring you where you shall hear musick, and see the gentleman that you ask'd for.
Jul. But shall I hear him speak?
these? Hoft. Ay; but peace, let's hear 'em.
S O N G.
Who is Silvio ? what is be,
That all our swains commend her ?
That she might admired be.
Is the kind, as she is fair?
For beauty lives with kindness."
And, being help'd, inhabits there.
Beauty lives with kindness.] Beauty without kindnefs dies un enjoyed, and undelighting,