The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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Enter Iulia and Lucetta.Enter Julia and Lucetta TG I.ii.1
But say Lucetta (now we are alone)But say, Lucetta, now we are alone, TG I.ii.1
Would'st thou then counsaile me to fall in loue?Wouldst thou then counsel me to fall in love? TG I.ii.2
I Madam, so you stumble not vnheedfully.Ay, madam, so you stumble not unheedfully.unheedfully (adv.)

old form: vnheedfully
heedlessly, carelessly, inattentively
TG I.ii.3
Of all the faire resort of Gentlemen,Of all the fair resort of gentlemenresort (n.)
crowd, gathering, company
TG I.ii.4
That euery day with par'le encounter me,That every day with parle encounter me,parle, parley (n.)

old form: par'le
talk, conversation, discourse
TG I.ii.5
In thy opinion which is worthiest loue?In thy opinion which is worthiest love? TG I.ii.6
Please you repeat their names, ile shew my minde,Please you repeat their names, I'll show my mind TG I.ii.7
According to my shallow simple skill.According to my shallow simple skill. TG I.ii.8
What thinkst thou of the faire sir Eglamoure?What thinkest thou of the fair Sir Eglamour? TG I.ii.9
As of a Knight, well-spoken, neat, and fine;As of a knight well-spoken, neat, and fine;neat (adj.)
posh, elegant, trim, refined
TG I.ii.10
But were I you, he neuer should be mine.But, were I you, he never should be mine. TG I.ii.11
What think'st thou of the rich Mercatio?What thinkest thou of the rich Mercatio? TG I.ii.12
Well of his wealth; but of himselfe, so, so.Well of his wealth; but of himself, so so. TG I.ii.13
What think'st thou of the gentle Protheus?What thinkest thou of the gentle Proteus?gentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
TG I.ii.14
Lord, Lord: to see what folly raignes in vs.Lord, lord, to see what folly reigns in us! TG I.ii.15
How now? what meanes this passion at his name?How now, what means this passion at his name?passion (n.)
passionate outburst, emotional passage
TG I.ii.16
Pardon deare Madam, 'tis a passing shame,Pardon, dear madam; 'tis a passing shamepassing (adj.)
unsurpassed, extreme, pre-eminent
TG I.ii.17
That I (vnworthy body as I am)That I, unworthy body as I am, TG I.ii.18
Should censure thus on louely Gentlemen.Should censure thus on lovely gentlemen.lovely (adj.)

old form: louely
loving, amorous
TG I.ii.19
censure (v.)
pass judgement on, condemn, pronounce sentence on
Why not on Protheus, as of all the rest?Why not on Proteus, as of all the rest? TG I.ii.20
Then thus: of many good, I thinke him best.Then thus: of many good, I think him best. TG I.ii.21
Your reason?Your reason? TG I.ii.22
I haue no other but a womans reason:I have no other but a woman's reason: TG I.ii.23
I thinke him so, because I thinke him so.I think him so, because I think him so. TG I.ii.24
And would'st thou haue me cast my loue on him?And wouldst thou have me cast my love on him? TG I.ii.25
I: if you thought your loue not cast away.Ay, if you thought your love not cast away. TG I.ii.26
Why he, of all the rest, hath neuer mou'd me.Why, he, of all the rest, hath never moved me.move (v.)

old form: mou'd
woo, make a proposal to, make a move towards
TG I.ii.27
Yet he, of all the rest, I thinke best loues ye.Yet he, of all the rest, I think best loves ye. TG I.ii.28
His little speaking, shewes his loue but small.His little speaking shows his love but small. TG I.ii.29
Fire that's closest kept, burnes most of all.Fire that's closest kept burns most of all. TG I.ii.30
They doe not loue, that doe not shew their loue.They do not love that do not show their love. TG I.ii.31
Oh, they loue least, that let men know their loue.O, they love least that let men know their love. TG I.ii.32
I would I knew his minde.I would I knew his mind. TG I.ii.33
Peruse this paper Madam.Peruse this paper, madam. TG I.ii.34
(reads) TG I.ii.35
To Iulia: say, from whom?To Julia. – Say, from whom? TG I.ii.35
That the Contents will shew.That the contents will show. TG I.ii.36
Say, say: who gaue it thee?Say, say, who gave it thee? TG I.ii.37
Sir Valentines page: & sent I think from Protheus;Sir Valentine's page; and sent, I think, from Proteus. TG I.ii.38
He would haue giuen it you, but I being in the way,He would have given it you; but I, being in the way, TG I.ii.39
Did in your name receiue it: pardon the fault I pray.Did in your name receive it; pardon the fault, I pray. TG I.ii.40
Now (by my modesty) a goodly Broker:Now, by my modesty, a goodly broker!broker, broker-between (n.)
go-between, intermediary, agent
TG I.ii.41
Dare you presume to harbour wanton lines?Dare you presume to harbour wanton lines?wanton (adj.)
casual, gentle
TG I.ii.42
To whisper, and conspire against my youth?To whisper and conspire against my youth?conspire (v.)
practise, contrive, plot
TG I.ii.43
Now trust me, 'tis an office of great worth,Now, trust me, 'tis an office of great worth,office (n.)
role, position, place, function
TG I.ii.44
trust me
believe me
And you an officer fit for the place:And you an officer fit for the (n.)
position, post, office, rank
TG I.ii.45
There: take the paper: see it be return'd,There take the paper. See it be returned, TG I.ii.46
Or else returne no more into my sight.Or else return no more into my sight. TG I.ii.47
To plead for loue, deserues more fee, then hate.To plead for love deserves more fee than hate. TG I.ii.48
Will ye be gon?Will ye be gone? TG I.ii.49.1
That you may ruminate.That you may ruminate. TG I.ii.49.2
Exit.Exit TG I.ii.49
And yet I would I had ore-look'd the Letter;And yet I would I had o'erlooked the letter.overlook (v.)

old form: ore-look'd
look over, peruse, read through
TG I.ii.50
It were a shame to call her backe againe,It were a shame to call her back again, TG I.ii.51
And pray her to a fault, for which I chid her.And pray her to a fault for which I chid her.chide (v.), past form chid
scold, rebuke, reprove
TG I.ii.52
What 'foole is she, that knowes I am a Maid,What ' fool is she, that knows I am a maid, TG I.ii.53
And would not force the letter to my view?And would not force the letter to my view, TG I.ii.54
Since Maides, in modesty, say no, to that,Since maids, in modesty, say no to that TG I.ii.55
Which they would haue the profferer construe, I.Which they would have the profferer construe ay.construe (v.)
take as, interpret as
TG I.ii.56
Fie, fie: how way-ward is this foolish loue;Fie, fie! How wayward is this foolish love,wayward (adj.)

old form: way-ward
perverse, unreasonable, awkward
TG I.ii.57
That (like a testie Babe) will scratch the Nurse,That, like a testy babe, will scratch the nurse,testy (adj.)

old form: testie
irritable, peevish, short-tempered
TG I.ii.58
And presently, all humbled kisse the Rod?And presently, all humbled, kiss the rod.presently (adv.)
immediately, instantly, at once
TG I.ii.59
How churlishly, I chid Lucetta hence,How churlishly I chid Lucetta hence,chide (v.), past form chid
brusquely command, drive [away] with harsh words
TG I.ii.60
When willingly, I would haue had her here?When willingly I would have had her here. TG I.ii.61
How angerly I taught my brow to frowne,How angerly I taught my brow to frown,angerly (adv.)
angrily, grouchily, testily
TG I.ii.62
brow (n.)
appearance, aspect, countenance
When inward ioy enforc'd my heart to smile?When inward joy enforced my heart to smile. TG I.ii.63
My pennance is, to call Lucetta backeMy penance is to call Lucetta back TG I.ii.64
And aske remission, for my folly past.And ask remission for my folly past.remission (n.)
pardon, forgiveness
TG I.ii.65
What hoe: Lucetta.What ho! Lucetta! TG I.ii.66.1
Enter Lucetta TG I.ii.66
What would your Ladiship?What would your ladyship? TG I.ii.66.2
Is't neere dinner time?Is't near dinner-time? TG I.ii.67.1
I would it were,I would it were, TG I.ii.67.2
That you might kill your stomacke on your meat,That you might kill your stomach on your meat,stomach (n.)

old form: stomacke
anger, resentment, vexation
TG I.ii.68
stomach (n.)

old form: stomacke
appetite, desire [for food]
kill (v.)
satisfy, allay, subdue, put an end to
And not vpon your Maid.And not upon your maid. TG I.ii.69
She drops and picks up the letter TG I.ii.70
What is't that you / Tooke vp so gingerly?What is't that you took up so gingerly? TG I.ii.70
Nothing.Nothing. TG I.ii.71
Why didst thou stoope then?Why didst thou stoop then? TG I.ii.72
To take a paper vp, that I let fall.To take a paper up that I let fall. TG I.ii.73
And is that paper nothing?And is that paper nothing? TG I.ii.74
Nothing concerning me.Nothing concerning me. TG I.ii.75
Then let it lye, for those that it concernes.Then let it lie for those that it concerns. TG I.ii.76
Madam, it will not lye where it concernes,Madam, it will not lie where it concerns,concern (v.)
be of importance, be of concern
TG I.ii.77
Vnlesse it haue a false Interpreter.Unless it have a false interpreter.false (adj.)
defective, weak, inadequate
TG I.ii.78
Some loue of yours, hath writ to you in Rime.Some love of yours hath writ to you in rhyme. TG I.ii.79
That I might sing it (Madam) to a tune:That I might sing it, madam, to a tune. TG I.ii.80
Giue me a Note, your Ladiship can setGive me a note; your ladyship can set.note (n.)
melody, tune, music, song
TG I.ii.81
set (v.)
compose a tune, write the music
As little by such toyes, as may be possible:As little by such toys as may be possible.toy (n.)

old form: toyes
whim, caprice, trifling matter
TG I.ii.82
Best sing it to the tune of Light O, Loue.Best sing it to the tune of ‘ Light o' love.’ TG I.ii.83
It is too heauy for so light a tune.It is too heavy for so light a tune.heavy (adj.)

old form: heauy
grave, serious, weighty
TG I.ii.84
heavy (adj.)

old form: heauy
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
Heauy? belike it hath some burden then?Heavy? Belike it hath some burden then?belike (adv.)
probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
TG I.ii.85
burden, burthen (n.)
refrain, chorus
I: and melodious were it, would you sing it,Ay, and melodious were it, would you sing it. TG I.ii.86
And why not you?And why not you? TG I.ii.87.1
I cannot reach so high.I cannot reach so high. TG I.ii.87.2
Let's see your Song: / How now Minion?Let's see your song. How now, minion!minion (n.)
hussy, jade, minx
TG I.ii.88
Julia snatches at the letter which Lucetta retains TG I.ii.89.1
Keepe tune there still; so you will sing it out:Keep tune there still, so you will sing it out;tune (n.)
state of mind, mood
TG I.ii.89
And yet me thinkes I do not like this tune.And yet methinks I do not like this tune.methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
TG I.ii.90
Julia seizes the letter TG I.ii.91.1
You doe not?You do not? TG I.ii.91.1
No (Madam) tis too sharpe.No, madam; it is too (adj.)

old form: sharpe
high-pitched, shrill, out-of-tune
TG I.ii.91.2
You (Minion) are too saucie.You, minion, are too saucy. TG I.ii.92
Nay, now you are too flat;Nay, now you are too flat; TG I.ii.93
And marre the concord, with too harsh a descant:And mar the concord with too harsh a descant.descant (n.)
melodious accompaniment, tuneful variation
TG I.ii.94
There wanteth but a Meane to fill your Song.There wanteth but a mean to fill your song.mean (n.)

old form: Meane
middle-part singer, tenor, alto
TG I.ii.95
want (v.)
lack, need, be without
The meane is dround with you vnruly base.The mean is drowned with your unruly bass. TG I.ii.96
Indeede I bid the base for Protheus.Indeed, I bid the bass for the base / bass
challenge someone to a chase [from ‘prisoner's base’, a boy's chasing game]
TG I.ii.97
This babble shall not henceforth trouble me;This babble shall not henceforth trouble me. TG I.ii.98
Here is a coile with protestation:Here is a coil with protestation.protestation (n.)
solemn declaration, affirmation
TG I.ii.99
coil (n.)

old form: coile
turmoil, disturbance, fuss
She tears the letter TG I.ii.100
Goe, get you gone: and let the papers lye:Go, get you gone, and let the papers lie. TG I.ii.100
You would be fingring them, to anger me.You would be fingering them, to anger me. TG I.ii.101
(aside) TG I.ii.102.1
She makes it strãge, but she would be best pleas'dShe makes it strange, but she would be best pleasedstrange, make it

old form: strāge
affect indifference, pretend to be unwilling
TG I.ii.102
To be so angred with another Letter.To be so angered with another letter. TG I.ii.103
Exit TG I.ii.103
Nay, would I were so angred with the same:Nay, would I were so angered with the same! TG I.ii.104
Oh hatefull hands, to teare such louing words;O, hateful hands, to tear such loving words. TG I.ii.105
Iniurious Waspes, to feede on such sweet hony,Injurious wasps, to feed on such sweet honey,injurious (adj.)

old form: Iniurious
causing injury, harmful, offending, unjust
TG I.ii.106
And kill the Bees that yeelde it, with your stings;And kill the bees that yield it with your stings. TG I.ii.107
Ile kisse each seuerall paper, for amends:I'll kiss each several paper for amends.several (adj.)

old form: seuerall
separate, different, distinct
TG I.ii.108
Looke, here is writ, kinde Iulia: vnkinde Iulia,Look, here is writ, kind Julia. Unkind Julia, TG I.ii.109
As in reuenge of thy ingratitude,As in revenge of thy ingratitude, TG I.ii.110
I throw thy name against the bruzing-stones,I throw thy name against the bruising stones, TG I.ii.111
Trampling contemptuously on thy disdaine.Trampling contemptuously on thy disdain. TG I.ii.112
And here is writ, Loue wounded Protheus.And here is writ, love-wounded Proteus. TG I.ii.113
Poore wounded name: my bosome, as a bed,Poor wounded name, my bosom, as a bed,bosom (n.)

old form: bosome
pocket on the front of a woman's dress
TG I.ii.114
Shall lodge thee till thy wound be throughly heal'd;Shall lodge thee till thy wound be throughly healed;throughly (adv.)
thoroughly, fully, completely
TG I.ii.115
And thus I search it with a soueraigne kisse.And thus I search it with a sovereign (v.)
probe, explore, examine
TG I.ii.116
But twice, or thrice, was Protheus written downe:But twice or thrice was Proteus written down. TG I.ii.117
Be calme (good winde) blow not a word away,Be calm, good wind, blow not a word away TG I.ii.118
Till I haue found each letter, in the Letter,Till I have found each letter in the letter, TG I.ii.119
Except mine own name: That, some whirle-winde beareExcept mine own name. That some whirlwind bear TG I.ii.120
Vnto a ragged, fearefull, hanging Rocke,Unto a ragged, fearful, hanging rock,ragged (adj.)
rough-hewn, dilapidated, rugged
TG I.ii.121
And throw it thence into the raging Sea.And throw it thence into the raging sea. TG I.ii.122
Loe, here in one line is his name twice writ:Lo, here in one line is his name twice writ: TG I.ii.123
Poore forlorne Protheus, passionate Protheus: Poor, forlorn Proteus, passionate Proteus, TG I.ii.124
To the sweet Iulia: that ile teare away:To the sweet Julia. That I'll tear away; TG I.ii.125
And yet I will not, sith so prettilyAnd yet I will not, sith so prettily TG I.ii.126
He couples it, to his complaining Names;He couples it to his complaining names. TG I.ii.127
Thus will I fold them, one vpon another;Thus will I fold them one upon another. TG I.ii.128
Now kisse, embrace, contend, doe what you will.Now kiss, embrace, contend, do what you will. TG I.ii.129
Enter Lucetta TG I.ii.130
Madam:Madam, TG I.ii.130
dinner is ready: and your father staies.Dinner is ready, and your father stays. TG I.ii.131
Well, let vs goe.Well, let us go. TG I.ii.132
What, shall these papers lye, like Tel-tales here?What, shall these papers lie like tell-tales here? TG I.ii.133
If you respect them; best to take them vp.If you respect them, best to take them up.respect (v.)
value, have regard for, prize
TG I.ii.134
Nay, I was taken vp, for laying them downe.Nay, I was taken up for laying them down.take up (v.)

old form: vp
rebuke, scold, reprimand
TG I.ii.135
Yet here they shall not lye, for catching cold.Yet here they shall not lie for catching cold. TG I.ii.136
She picks up the pieces of the letter TG I.ii.137.1
I see you haue a months minde to them.I see you have a month's mind to them.mind (n.)

old form: minde
inclination, desire, wish
TG I.ii.137
I (Madam) you may say what sights you see;Ay, madam, you may say what sights you see; TG I.ii.138
I see things too, although you iudge I winke.I see things too, although you judge I wink.wink (v.)

old form: winke
shut one's eyes
TG I.ii.139
judge (v.)

old form: iudge
suppose, consider, think
Come, come, wilt please you goe.Come, come, will't please you go? TG I.ii.140
Exeunt.Exeunt TG I.ii.140
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