The Two Gentlemen of Verona


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Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V
Enter Proteus and Julia
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind


PROTEUS

Have patience, gentle Julia.


JULIA

I must, where is no remedy.


PROTEUS

When possibly I can, I will return.


JULIA

If you turn not, you will return the sooner.
turn (v.) 1 change, transform, alter

Keep this remembrance for thy Julia's sake.
remembrance (n.) 4 love-token, keepsake, memento

She gives him a ring


PROTEUS

Why, then, we'll make exchange; here, take you this.

He gives her a ring


JULIA

And seal the bargain with a holy kiss.


PROTEUS

Here is my hand for my true constancy;

And when that hour o'erslips me in the day
overslip (v.) pass by unnoticed, slip past

Wherein I sigh not, Julia, for thy sake,

The next ensuing hour some foul mischance

Torment me for my love's forgetfulness!

My father stays my coming. Answer not.

The tide is now – nay, not thy tide of tears;

That tide will stay me longer than I should.
stay (v.) 5 keep, make to stay, allow to remain

Julia, farewell! (Exit Julia) What, gone without a word?

Ay, so true love should do; it cannot speak,

For truth hath better deeds than words to grace it.

Enter Panthino


PANTHINO

Sir Proteus, you are stayed for.


PROTEUS

                         Go; I come.

(aside) Alas, this parting strikes poor lovers dumb.

Exeunt

 
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