The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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Enter Eglamore, Siluia.Enter Eglamour TG IV.iii.1
This is the houre that Madam SiluiaThis is the hour that Madam Silvia TG IV.iii.1
Entreated me to call, and know her minde:Entreated me to call and know her mind; TG IV.iii.2
Ther's some great matter she'ld employ me in.There's some great matter she'd employ me in. TG IV.iii.3
Madam, Madam.Madam, madam! TG IV.iii.4.1
Enter Silvia at an upstairs window TG IV.iii.4
Who cals?Who calls? TG IV.iii.4.2
Your seruant, and your friend;Your servant and your friend; TG IV.iii.4.3
One that attends your Ladiships command.One that attends your ladyship's command.attend (v.)
await, wait for, expect
TG IV.iii.5
Sir Eglamore, a thousand times good morrow.Sir Eglamour, a thousand times good morrow.morrow (n.)
TG IV.iii.6
As many (worthy Lady) to your selfe:As many, worthy lady, to yourself! TG IV.iii.7
According to your Ladiships impose,According to your ladyship's impose,impose (n.)
imposition, command, imposed duty
TG IV.iii.8
I am thus early come, to know what seruiceI am thus early come, to know what service TG IV.iii.9
It is your pleasure to command me in.It is your pleasure to command me in. TG IV.iii.10
Oh Eglamoure, thou art a Gentleman:O Eglamour, thou art a gentleman –  TG IV.iii.11
Thinke not I flatter (for I sweare I doe not)Think not I flatter, for I swear I do not –  TG IV.iii.12
Valiant, wise, remorse-full, well accomplish'd.Valiant, wise, remorseful, well-accomplished.remorseful (adj.)

old form: remorse-full
compassionate, caring, full of pity
TG IV.iii.13
Thou art not ignorant what deere good willThou art not ignorant what dear good willdear (adj.)

old form: deere
heartfelt, earnest, zealous
TG IV.iii.14
I beare vnto the banish'd Valentine:I bear unto the banished Valentine; TG IV.iii.15
Nor how my father would enforce me marryNor how my father would enforce me marry TG IV.iii.16
Vaine Thurio (whom my very soule abhor'd.)Vain Thurio, whom my very soul abhors.vain (adj.)

old form: Vaine
foolish, silly, stupid
TG IV.iii.17
Thy selfe hast lou'd, and I haue heard thee sayThyself hast loved, and I have heard thee say TG IV.iii.18
No griefe did euer come so neere thy heart,No grief did ever come so near thy heart TG IV.iii.19
As when thy Lady, and thy true-loue dide,As when thy lady and thy true love died, TG IV.iii.20
Vpon whose Graue thou vow'dst pure chastitie:Upon whose grave thou vowedst pure chastity. TG IV.iii.21
Sir Eglamoure: I would to ValentineSir Eglamour, I would to Valentine, TG IV.iii.22
To Mantua, where I heare, he makes aboad;To Mantua, where I hear he makes abode;abode (n.)

old form: aboad
dwelling-place, lodging, residence
TG IV.iii.23
And for the waies are dangerous to passe,And, for the ways are dangerous to pass, TG IV.iii.24
I doe desire thy worthy company,I do desire thy worthy company, TG IV.iii.25
Vpon whose faith and honor, I repose.Upon whose faith and honour I repose.repose (v.)
confidently settle, happily rely
TG IV.iii.26
Vrge not my fathers anger (Eglamoure)Urge not my father's anger, Eglamour,urge (v.)

old form: Vrge
provoke, incite, impel
TG IV.iii.27
But thinke vpon my griefe (a Ladies griefe)But think upon my grief, a lady's grief, TG IV.iii.28
And on the iustice of my flying hence,And on the justice of my flying hence, TG IV.iii.29
To keepe me from a most vnholy match,To keep me from a most unholy match, TG IV.iii.30
Which heauen and fortune still rewards with plagues.Which heaven and fortune still rewards with plagues.still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
TG IV.iii.31
I doe desire thee, euen from a heartI do desire thee, even from a heart TG IV.iii.32
As full of sorrowes, as the Sea of sands,As full of sorrows as the sea of sands, TG IV.iii.33
To beare me company, and goe with me:To bear me company and go with me; TG IV.iii.34
If not, to hide what I haue said to thee,If not, to hide what I have said to thee, TG IV.iii.35
That I may venture to depart alone.That I may venture to depart alone. TG IV.iii.36
Madam, I pitty much your grieuances,Madam, I pity much your grievances;grievance (n.)

old form: grieuances
distress, suffering, pain
TG IV.iii.37
Which, since I know they vertuously are plac'd,Which since I know they virtuously are placed, TG IV.iii.38
I giue consent to goe along with you,I give consent to go along with you, TG IV.iii.39
Wreaking as little what betideth me,Recking as little what betideth mereck (v.)
regard, heed, care [for]
TG IV.iii.40
betide (v.)
happen (to), befall, come (to)
As much, I wish all good befortune you.As much I wish all good befortune you.befortune (v.)
befall, happen, come upon
TG IV.iii.41
When will you goe?When will you go? TG IV.iii.42.1
This euening comming.This evening coming. TG IV.iii.42.2
Where shall I meete you?Where shall I meet you? TG IV.iii.43.1
At Frier Patrickes Cell,At Friar Patrick's cell, TG IV.iii.43.2
Where I intend holy Confession.Where I intend holy confession. TG IV.iii.44
I will not faile your Ladiship: Good morrowI will not fail your ladyship. Good morrow, TG IV.iii.45
(gentle Lady.)gentle lady.gentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
TG IV.iii.46
Good morrow, kinde Sir Eglamoure.Good morrow, kind Sir Eglamour. TG IV.iii.47
Exeunt.Exeunt TG IV.iii.47
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