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Then to Silvia let us fing,
That Silvia is excelling ;
To ber let us garlands bring.
Hoft. How now? are you fadder than you were be. fore? how do you, man? the musick likes you not.
Jul. You mistake ; the musician likes me not.
Jul. Not so ; but yet so false, that he grieves my very heart-strings.
14. You have a quick ear.
Jul. Ay, I would I were deaf ! it makes me have a' flow heart,
Hoft. I perceive you delight not in musick.
Hoft. You would have them always play but one thing?
Jul. I would always have one play but one thing. But, host, doth this Sir Protbeus, that we talk on, Often resort unto this gentlewoman?
Host. I tell you what Launce, his man, told me, he lov'd her out of all nick. ?
Jul. Where is Launce ?
Hoft. Gone to seek his dog, which to-morrow, by his master's command, he must carry for a present to his lady.
Jul. Peace, stand aside, the company parts.
1 Out of all nick.) Beyond all ings are kept upon nicked or reckoning or count. Reckon. noiched flicks or callies,
Pro. Sir Thurio, fear not you ; I will so plead,
Thall say, my cunning drift excels.
[Exeunt Thurio and mufick.
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Silvia above, at her window.
Sil. I thank you for your mulick, gentlemen :
Pro. One, lady, if you knew his pure heart's truth, You'd quickly learn to know him by his voice.
Sil, Sir Protbeus, as I take it.
Sil. You have your wish; my will is even this, 3
Pro. I grant, sweet love, that I did love a lady: But she is dead.
Jul. [afide.] ?Twere false, if I should speak it ; For, I am sure, she is not buried.
3 You have your wish.] The tells him, if he wants her will word will is here anbiguous. he has it. He wilies to gain her will : the
Sil. Say, that she be ; yet Valentine, thy friend,
Sil. And so, suppose, am l; for in his grave,
Pro. Sweet lady, let me rake it from the earth.
Sil. Go to thy lady's grave and call her thence, Or, at the least, in hers fepulchre thine.
Jul. (afide.] He heard not that.
Pro. Madam, if that your heart be so obdurate, Vouchsafe me yet your picture for my love, The picture that is hanging in your chamber : To that I'll speak, to that I'll sigh and weep: For since the substance of your perfect self Is else devoted, I am but a shadow; And to your shadow will I make true love. Jul. [aside.] If 'twere a substance, you would, sure,
Sil. I'm very loath to be your idol, Sir;
Pro. As wretches have o'er night,
(Exeunt Protheus and Silvia. Jul. Hoft, will you go? Hoft. By my hallidom, I was fast asleep. Jul. Pray you, where lies Sir Protheus ?
Hoft. Marry, at my house: trust me, I think, 'tis almost day.
Jul. Not so; but it hath been the longest night That e'er I watch'd, and the most heaviest. [Exeunt.
* This is hardly sense. We may But since you're false, it fhould be read, with very little alteration,
come you well,
Silvia, above at her window.
Egl. Your servant, and your friend;
Sil. Sir Eglamour, a thousand times good morrow.
Egl. As many, worthy lady, to yourself:
. O Eglamour, thou art a gentleman,
I do desire thee, even from a heart
Egl. Madam, I pity much your grievances ;
Sil. This evening coming.
Sil. At friar Patrick's cell ;
Egl. I will not fail your ladyship: Good morrow, gentle lady.
Sil. Good morrow, kind Sir Eglamour. [Exeunt.
Enter Launce with bis Dog. When a man's servant shall play the cur with him, look you, it goes hard : one that I brought up of a puppey, one that I sav'd from drowning, when three or four of his blind brothers and sisters went to it! I have taught him, even as one would say precisely, thus I would reach a dog. I went to deliver him, as a present to mistress Silvia from my master; and I came no sooner into the dining.chamber, but he steps me to her trencher, and steals her capon's leg. O, 'tis a foul thing, when a cur cannot keep himself in all companies! I would have, as one should say, one that takes upon him to be a dog tindeed, to be, as it were, a dog at all things. If I had no more wit than he, to take
• Grievances.] Sorrows, for- I would have, &c. one that takes rowful affections.
upon him to be a dog, to be a dog + I believe we should read, indeed, to be, &c.