The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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Siluia, Out-lawes.Enter the Outlaws with Silvia captive TG V.iii.1
1. Out.FIRST OUTLAW 
Come, come be patient:Come, come, TG V.iii.1
We must bring you to our Captaine.Be patient; we must bring you to our captain. TG V.iii.2
Sil.SILVIA 
A thousand more mischances then this oneA thousand more mischances than this onemischance (n.)
misfortune, calamity, mishap
TG V.iii.3
Haue learn'd me how to brooke this patiently.Have learned me how to brook this patiently.learn (v.)

old form: learn'd
teach, instruct [not a regional dialect usage as in modern English]
TG V.iii.4
brook (v.)

old form: brooke
endure, tolerate, put up with
2 Out.SECOND OUTLAW 
Come, bring her away.Come, bring her away. TG V.iii.5
1 Out.FIRST OUTLAW 
Where is the Gentleman that was with her?Where is the gentleman that was with her? TG V.iii.6
3 Out.THIRD OUTLAW 
Being nimble footed, he hath out-run vs.Being nimble-footed, he hath outrun us, TG V.iii.7
But Moyses and Valerius follow him:But Moyses and Valerius follow him. TG V.iii.8
Goe thou with her to the West end of the wood,Go thou with her to the west end of the wood; TG V.iii.9
There is our Captaine: Wee'll follow him that's fled,There is our captain; we'll follow him that's fled. TG V.iii.10
The Thicket is beset, he cannot scape.The thicket is beset; he cannot 'scape.scape, 'scape (v.)
escape, avoid
TG V.iii.11
thicket (n.)
densely wooded area
beset (v.)
set upon, assail, besiege
1 Out.FIRST OUTLAW 
Come, I must bring you to our Captains caue.Come, I must bring you to our captain's cave; TG V.iii.12
Feare not: he beares an honourable minde,Fear not; he bears an honourable mind,mind (n.)

old form: minde
character, disposition, spirit
TG V.iii.13
And will not vse a woman lawlesly.And will not use a woman lawlessly. TG V.iii.14
Sil.SILVIA 
O Valentine: this I endure for thee.O Valentine, this I endure for thee! TG V.iii.15
Exeunt.Exeunt TG V.iii.15
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