Act V, Scene 1 Milan. An abbey.

Enter EGLAMOUR

 

EGLAMOUR The sun begins to gild the western sky;
And now it is about the very hour
That Silvia, at Friar Patrick's cell, should meet me.
She will not fail, for lovers break not hours,
Unless it be to come before their time;
So much they spur their expedition.
See where she comes.
  [Enter SILVIA]
  Lady, a happy evening!
SILVIA Amen, amen! Go on, good Eglamour,
Out at the postern by the abbey-wall:
I fear I am attended by some spies.
EGLAMOUR Fear not: the forest is not three leagues off;
If we recover that, we are sure enough.
  [Exeunt]

 

Act V, Scene 2 The same. The DUKE's palace.

Enter THURIO, PROTEUS, and JULIA

 

THURIO Sir Proteus, what says Silvia to my suit?
PROTEUS O, sir, I find her milder than she was;
And yet she takes exceptions at your person.
THURIO What, that my leg is too long?
PROTEUS No; that it is too little.
THURIO I'll wear a boot, to make it somewhat rounder.
JULIA [Aside] But love will not be spurr'd to what
it loathes.
THURIO What says she to my face?
PROTEUS She says it is a fair one.
THURIO Nay then, the wanton lies; my face is black.
PROTEUS But pearls are fair; and the old saying is,
Black men are pearls in beauteous ladies' eyes.
JULIA [Aside] 'Tis true; such pearls as put out
ladies' eyes;
For I had rather wink than look on them.
THURIO How likes she my discourse?
PROTEUS Ill, when you talk of war.
THURIO But well, when I discourse of love and peace?
JULIA [Aside] But better, indeed, when you hold your peace.
THURIO What says she to my valour?
PROTEUS O, sir, she makes no doubt of that.
JULIA [Aside] She needs not, when she knows it cowardice.
THURIO What says she to my birth?
PROTEUS That you are well derived.
JULIA [Aside] True; from a gentleman to a fool.
THURIO Considers she my possessions?
PROTEUS O, ay; and pities them.
THURIO Wherefore?
JULIA [Aside] That such an ass should owe them.
PROTEUS That they are out by lease.
JULIA Here comes the duke.
  [Enter DUKE]
DUKE How now, Sir Proteus! how now, Thurio!
Which of you saw Sir Eglamour of late?
THURIO Not I.
PROTEUS Nor I.
DUKE Saw you my daughter?
PROTEUS Neither.
DUKE Why then,
She's fled unto that peasant Valentine;
And Eglamour is in her company.
'Tis true; for Friar Laurence met them both,
As he in penance wander'd through the forest;
Him he knew well, and guess'd that it was she,
But, being mask'd, he was not sure of it;
Besides, she did intend confession
At Patrick's cell this even; and there she was not;
These likelihoods confirm her flight from hence.
Therefore, I pray you, stand not to discourse,
But mount you presently and meet with me
Upon the rising of the mountain-foot
That leads towards Mantua, whither they are fled:
Dispatch, sweet gentlemen, and follow me.
  [Exit]
THURIO Why, this it is to be a peevish girl,
That flies her fortune when it follows her.
I'll after, more to be revenged on Eglamour
Than for the love of reckless Silvia.
  [Exit]
PROTEUS And I will follow, more for Silvia's love
Than hate of Eglamour that goes with her.
  [Exit]
JULIA And I will follow, more to cross that love
Than hate for Silvia that is gone for love.
  [Exit]

 

Act V, Scene 3 The frontiers of Mantua. The forest.

Enter Outlaws with SILVIA

 

First Outlaw Come, come,
Be patient; we must bring you to our captain.
SILVIA A thousand more mischances than this one
Have learn'd me how to brook this patiently.
Second Outlaw Come, bring her away.
First Outlaw Where is the gentleman that was with her?
Third Outlaw Being nimble-footed, he hath outrun us,
But Moyses and Valerius follow him.
Go thou with her to the west end of the wood;
There is our captain: we'll follow him that's fled;
The thicket is beset; he cannot 'scape.
First Outlaw Come, I must bring you to our captain's cave:
Fear not; he bears an honourable mind,
And will not use a woman lawlessly.
SILVIA O Valentine, this I endure for thee!
  [Exeunt]

 

To see other scenes from the show:

Full Text Act II, Scene 6 The same. The Duke's palace./Act II, Scene 7 Verona. Julia's house
Act I, Scene 1 Verona An Open Place. Act  III, Scene 1 Milan. The Duke's palace.
Act I, Scene 2 The same. Garden of Julia's house. Act III, Scene 2 The same. The Duke's palace
Act I, Scene 3 The same.  Antonio's house. Act IV, Scene 1 The frontiers of Mantua. A forest.
Act II, Scene 1 Milan. The Duke's house. Act IV, Scene 2 Milan. Outside the Duke'ss palace, under Silvia's chamber.
Act II, Scene 2  Verona. Julia's house. Act IV, Scene 3 The Same./Act IV, Scene 4 The Same.
Act II, Scene 3 The same. A street. Act V, Scene 1 An abbey/Act V, Scene 2 The same./Act V, Scene 3 The frontiers of Mantua.  The forest.
Act II, Scene 4 Milan. The Duke's palace Act V, Scene 4 Another part of the forest.
Act II, Scene 5 The same. A street

 

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