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  • Title: Two Gentlemen of Verona (Folio 1, 1623)

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    Author: William Shakespeare
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    Two Gentlemen of Verona (Folio 1, 1623)

    Scoena secunda.
    Enter Protheus, Iulia, Panthion.
    Pro. Haue patience, gentle Iulia:
    Iul. I must where is no remedy.
    570Pro. When possibly I can, I will returne.
    Iul. If you turne not: you will return the sooner:
    Keepe this remembrance for thy Iulia's sake.
    Pro. Why then wee'll make exchange;
    Here, take you this.
    575Iul. And seale the bargaine with a holy kisse.
    Pro. Here is my hand, for my true constancie:
    And when that howre ore-slips me in the day,
    Wherein I sigh not (Iulia) for thy sake,
    The next ensuing howre, some foule mischance
    580Torment me for my Loues forgetfulnesse:
    My father staies my comming: answere not:
    The tide is now; nay, not thy tide of teares,
    That tide will stay me longer then I should,
    Iulia, farewell: what, gon without a word?
    585I, so true loue should doe: it cannot speake,
    For truth hath better deeds, then words to grace it.
    Panth. Sir Protheus: you are staid for.
    Pro. Goe: I come, I come:
    Alas, this parting strikes poore Louers dumbe.
    590 Exeunt.