The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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Enter Protheus, Thurio, Iulia, Host, Musitian, Siluia.Enter Proteus TG IV.ii.1.1
Already haue I bin false to Valentine,Already have I been false to Valentine,false (adj.)
treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
TG IV.ii.1
And now I must be as vniust to Thurio,And now I must be as unjust to Thurio; TG IV.ii.2
Vnder the colour of commending him,Under the colour of commending him,commend (v.)
praise, admire, extol
TG IV.ii.3
colour (n.)
pretext, pretence
I haue accesse my owne loue to prefer.I have access my own love to prefer;prefer (v.)
promote, advance, recommend
TG IV.ii.4
But Siluia is too faire, too true, too holy,But Silvia is too fair, too true, too holy,holy (adj.)
virtuous, upright, of great excellence
TG IV.ii.5
To be corrupted with my worthlesse guifts;To be corrupted with my worthless gifts. TG IV.ii.6
When I protest true loyalty to her,When I protest true loyalty to her, TG IV.ii.7
She twits me with my falsehood to my friend;She twits me with my falsehood to my friend;twit (v.)
taunt, upbraid, reproach
TG IV.ii.8
When to her beauty I commend my vowes,When to her beauty I commend my vows,commend (v.)
declare, offer, direct
TG IV.ii.9
She bids me thinke how I haue bin forsworneShe bids me think how I have been forswornforswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore

old form: forsworne
swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
TG IV.ii.10
In breaking faith with Iulia, whom I lou'd;In breaking faith with Julia, whom I loved; TG IV.ii.11
And notwithstanding all her sodaine quips,And notwithstanding all her sudden quips,quip (n.)
retort, taunt, gibe
TG IV.ii.12
sudden (adj.)

old form: sodaine
sharp, caustic, biting
The least whereof would quell a louers hope:The least whereof would quell a lover's hope, TG IV.ii.13
Yet (Spaniel-like) the more she spurnes my loue,Yet, spaniel-like, the more she spurns my lovespaniel-like (adj.)
fawningly, slavishly, like a tame dog
TG IV.ii.14
spurn (v.)

old form: spurnes
reject, scorn, despise, treat with contempt
The more it growes, and fawneth on her still;The more it grows and fawneth on her still. TG IV.ii.15
Enter Thurio and Musicians TG IV.ii.16
But here comes Thurio; now must we to her window,But here comes Thurio. Now must we to her window, TG IV.ii.16
And giue some euening Musique to her eare.And give some evening music to her ear. TG IV.ii.17
How now, sir Protheus, are you crept before vs?How now, Sir Proteus, are you crept before us? TG IV.ii.18
I gentle Thurio, for you know that loueAy, gentle Thurio; for you know that lovegentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
TG IV.ii.19
Will creepe in seruice, where it cannot goe.Will creep in service where it cannot go.go (v.)

old form: goe
walk, travel on foot
TG IV.ii.20
I, but I hope, Sir, that you loue not here.Ay, but I hope, sir, that you love not here. TG IV.ii.21
Sir, but I doe: or else I would be hence.Sir, but I do; or else I would be hence. TG IV.ii.22
Who, Siluia?Who? Silvia? TG IV.ii.23.1
I, Siluia, for your sake.Ay, Silvia – for your sake. TG IV.ii.23.2
I thanke you for your owne: Now GentlemenI thank you for your own. Now, gentlemen, TG IV.ii.24
Let's tune: and too it lustily a while.Let's tune, and to it lustily awhile.lustily (adv.)
vigorously, heartily, with a will
TG IV.ii.25
tune (v.)
Enter, some way off, the Host of the Inn, and Julia in TG IV.ii.26.1
a page's costume TG IV.ii.26.2
Now, my yong guest; me thinks your' allycholly;Now, my young guest, methinks you're allycholly;methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: me thinks
it seems / seemed to me
TG IV.ii.26
allicholy, allycholly (adj./n.)
malapropism for ‘melancholy’
I pray you why is it?I pray you, why is it? TG IV.ii.27
Marry (mine Host) because I cannot be merry.Marry, mine host, because I cannot be merry.marry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
TG IV.ii.28
Come, we'll haue you merry: ile bring you whereCome, we'll have you merry; I'll bring you where TG IV.ii.29
you shall heare Musique, and see the Gentleman that youyou shall hear music, and see the gentleman that you TG IV.ii.30
ask'd for.asked for. TG IV.ii.31
But shall I heare him speake.But shall I hear him speak? TG IV.ii.32
I that you shall.Ay, that you shall. TG IV.ii.33
That will be Musique.That will be music. TG IV.ii.34
The Musicians play TG IV.ii.35
Harke, harke.Hark, hark! TG IV.ii.35
Is he among these?Is he among these? TG IV.ii.36
I: but peace, let's heare'm.Ay; but, peace! Let's hear 'em. TG IV.ii.37
Song.Song TG IV.ii.38
Who is Siluia? what is she?Who is Silvia? What is she, TG IV.ii.38
That all our Swaines commend her?That all our swains commend her?swain (n.)

old form: Swaines
lover, wooer, sweetheart
TG IV.ii.39
commend (v.)
praise, admire, extol
Holy, faire, and wise is she,Holy, fair, and wise is she;holy (adj.)
virtuous, upright, of great excellence
TG IV.ii.40
The heauen such grace did lend her,The heaven such grace did lend her,grace (n.)
gracefulness, charm, elegance
TG IV.ii.41
that she might admired be.That she might admired be. TG IV.ii.42
Is she kinde as she is faire?Is she kind as she is fair?kind (adj.)

old form: kinde
gracious, full of courtesy
TG IV.ii.43
For beauty liues with kindnesse:For beauty lives with kindness. TG IV.ii.44
Loue doth to her eyes repaire,Love doth to her eyes repair,repair (v.)

old form: repaire
come, go, make one's way
TG IV.ii.45
To helpe him of his blindnesse:To help him of his blindness; TG IV.ii.46
And being help'd, inhabits there.And, being helped, inhabits there. TG IV.ii.47
Then to Siluia, let vs sing,Then to Silvia let us sing TG IV.ii.48
That Siluia is excelling;That Silvia is excelling; TG IV.ii.49
She excels each mortall thingShe excels each mortal thing TG IV.ii.50
Vpon the dull earth dwelling.Upon the dull earth dwelling. TG IV.ii.51
To her let vs Garlands bring.To her let us garlands bring. TG IV.ii.52
How now? are you sadder then you were before;How now? Are you sadder than you were before?sad (adj.)
downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
TG IV.ii.53
How doe you, man? the Musicke likes you not.How do you, man? The music likes you (v.)
please, suit
TG IV.ii.54
You mistake: the Musitian likes me not.You mistake; the musician likes me not. TG IV.ii.55
Why, my pretty youth?Why, my pretty youth? TG IV.ii.56
He plaies false (father.)He plays false, father.false (adv.)
wrongly, erroneously, in error
TG IV.ii.57
How, out of tune on the strings.How? Out of tune on the strings? TG IV.ii.58
Not so: but yet / So false that he grieues my veryNot so; but yet so false that he grieves my very TG IV.ii.59
heart-strings.heart-strings. TG IV.ii.60
You haue a quicke eare.You have a quick ear.quick (adj.)

old form: quicke
sharp, keen, alert
TG IV.ii.61
I, I would I were deafe: it makes me haue a slowAy, I would I were deaf; it makes me have a slowslow (adj.)
heavy, gloomy, dejected
TG IV.ii.62
heart.heart. TG IV.ii.63
I perceiue you delight not in Musique.I perceive you delight not in music. TG IV.ii.64
Not a whit, when it iars so.Not a whit, when it jars so.jar (v.)

old form: iars
grate, sound discordantly
TG IV.ii.65
Harke, what fine change is in the Musique.Hark, what fine change is in the music!change (n.)
variation, modulation
TG IV.ii.66
I: that change is the spight.Ay; that change is the spite.spite (n.)

old form: spight
annoyance, vexation, irritation
TG IV.ii.67
You would haue them alwaies play but one thing.You would have them always play but one thing? TG IV.ii.68
I would alwaies haue one play but one thing.I would always have one play but one thing. TG IV.ii.69
But Host, doth this Sir Protheus, that we talke on,But, host, doth this Sir Proteus, that we talk on, TG IV.ii.70
Often resort vnto this Gentlewoman?Often resort unto this gentlewoman? TG IV.ii.71
I tell you what Launce his man told me, / He lou'dI tell you what Launce, his man, told me: he loved TG IV.ii.72
her out of all nicke.her out of all nick.nick (n.)

old form: nicke
reckoning, count, estimation
TG IV.ii.73
Where is Launce?Where is Launce? TG IV.ii.74
Gone to seeke his dog, which to morrow, by hisGone to seek his dog, which tomorrow, by his TG IV.ii.75
Masters command, hee must carry for a present to hismaster's command, he must carry for a present to his TG IV.ii.76
Lady.lady. TG IV.ii.77
Peace, stand aside, the company parts.Peace! Stand aside; the company parts.part (v.)
depart [from], leave, quit
TG IV.ii.78
Sir Thurio, feare not you, I will so pleade,Sir Thurio, fear not you; I will so plead TG IV.ii.79
That you shall say, my cunning drift excels.That you shall say my cunning drift excels.drift (n.)
plan, intention, aim
TG IV.ii.80
Where meete we?Where meet we? TG IV.ii.81.1
At Saint Gregories well.At Saint Gregory's well. TG IV.ii.81.2
Farewell.Farewell. TG IV.ii.81.3
Exeunt Thurio and Musicians TG IV.ii.81
Enter Silvia at an upstairs window TG IV.ii.82
Madam: good eu'n to your Ladiship.Madam, good even to your ladyship. TG IV.ii.82
I thanke you for your Musique (Gentlemen)I thank you for your music, gentlemen. TG IV.ii.83
Who is that that spake?Who is that that spake? TG IV.ii.84
One (Lady) if you knew his pure hearts truth,One, lady, if you knew his pure heart's truth, TG IV.ii.85
You would quickly learne to know him by his voice.You would quickly learn to know him by his voice. TG IV.ii.86
Sir Protheus, as I take it.Sir Proteus, as I take it. TG IV.ii.87
Sir Protheus (gentle Lady) and your Seruant.Sir Proteus, gentle lady, and your servant.gentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
TG IV.ii.88
What's your will?What's your will?will (n.)
desire, wish, liking, inclination
TG IV.ii.89.1
That I may compasse yours.That I may compass yours.compass (v.)

old form: compasse
win, obtain, attain
TG IV.ii.89.2
You haue your wish: my will is euen this,You have your wish; my will is even this, TG IV.ii.90
That presently you hie you home to bed:That presently you hie you home to bed.presently (adv.)
immediately, instantly, at once
TG IV.ii.91
hie (v.)
hasten, hurry, speed
Thou subtile, periur'd, false, disloyall man:Thou subtle, perjured, false, disloyal man,subtle, subtile (adj.)

old form: subtile
crafty, cunning, wily
TG IV.ii.92
false (adj.)
disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
Think'st thou I am so shallow, so conceitlesse,Thinkest thou I am so shallow, so conceitless,conceitless (adj.)

old form: conceitlesse
dense, witless, unintelligent
TG IV.ii.93
To be seduced by thy flattery,To be seduced by thy flattery TG IV.ii.94
That has't deceiu'd so many with thy vowes?That hast deceived so many with thy vows? TG IV.ii.95
Returne, returne and make thy loue amends:Return, return, and make thy love amends. TG IV.ii.96
For me (by this pale queene of night I sweare)For me – by this pale queen of night I swear –  TG IV.ii.97
I am so farre from granting thy request,I am so far from granting thy request TG IV.ii.98
That I despise thee, for thy wrongfull suite;That I despise thee for thy wrongful suit;suit (n.)

old form: suite
wooing, courtship
TG IV.ii.99
And by and by intend to chide my selfe,And by and by intend to chide myselfchide (v.), past form chid
scold, rebuke, reprove
TG IV.ii.100
chide (v.), past form chid
brusquely command, drive [away] with harsh words
Euen for this time I spend in talking to thee.Even for this time I spend in talking to thee. TG IV.ii.101
I grant (sweet loue) that I did loue a Lady,I grant, sweet love, that I did love a lady, TG IV.ii.102
But she is dead.But she is dead. TG IV.ii.103.1
'Twere false, if I should speake it; (aside) 'Twere false, if I should speak it; TG IV.ii.103.2
For I am sure she is not buried.For I am sure she is not buried. TG IV.ii.104
Say that she be: yet Valentine thy friendSay that she be; yet Valentine thy friend TG IV.ii.105
Suruiues; to whom (thy selfe art witnesse)Survives, to whom, thyself art witness, TG IV.ii.106
I am betroth'd; and art thou not asham'dI am betrothed; and art thou not ashamed TG IV.ii.107
To wrong him, with thy importunacy?To wrong him with thy importunacy?importunacy (n.)
importunity, urgent solicitation, pressing entreaty
TG IV.ii.108
I likewise heare that Valentine is dead.I likewise hear that Valentine is dead. TG IV.ii.109
And so suppose am I; for in her graueAnd so suppose am I; for in his grave TG IV.ii.110
Assure thy selfe, my loue is buried.Assure thyself my love is buried. TG IV.ii.111
Sweet Lady, let me rake it from the earth.Sweet lady, let me rake it from the earth. TG IV.ii.112
Goe to thy Ladies graue and call hers thence,Go to thy lady's grave and call hers thence; TG IV.ii.113
Or at the least, in hers, sepulcher thine.Or, at the least, in hers sepulchre thine.sepulchre (v.)

old form: sepulcher
place in a sepulchre, bury
TG IV.ii.114
(aside) TG IV.ii.115
He heard not that.He heard not that. TG IV.ii.115
Madam: if your heart be so obdurate:Madam, if your heart be so obdurate, TG IV.ii.116
Vouchsafe me yet your Picture for my loue,Vouchsafe me yet your picture for my love, TG IV.ii.117
The Picture that is hanging in your chamber:The picture that is hanging in your chamber; TG IV.ii.118
To that ile speake, to that ile sigh and weepe:To that I'll speak, to that I'll sigh and weep; TG IV.ii.119
For since the substance of your perfect selfeFor since the substance of your perfect selfperfect (adj.)
complete, flawless, unblemished
TG IV.ii.120
substance (n.)
real thing, genuine article
Is else deuoted, I am but a shadow;Is else devoted, I am but a shadow;else (adv.)
elsewhere, in another direction
TG IV.ii.121
shadow (n.)
spirit, phantom, spectre, ghost
devoted (adj.)

old form: deuoted
holy, consecrated, dedicated
And to your shadow, will I make true loue.And to your shadow will I make true love.shadow (n.)
image, likeness, portrait, semblance
TG IV.ii.122
(aside) TG IV.ii.123
If 'twere a substance you would sure deceiue it,If 'twere a substance, you would sure deceive it TG IV.ii.123
And make it but a shadow, as I am.And make it but a shadow, as I am.shadow (n.)
illusion, unreal image, delusion
TG IV.ii.124
I am very loath to be your Idoll Sir;I am very loath to be your idol, sir; TG IV.ii.125
But, since your falsehood shall become you wellBut, since your falsehood shall become you wellbecome (v.)
be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
TG IV.ii.126
To worship shadowes, and adore false shapes,To worship shadows and adore false shapes,false (adj.)
sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
TG IV.ii.127
Send to me in the morning, and ile send it:Send to me in the morning and I'll send it; TG IV.ii.128
And so, good rest.And so, good rest. TG IV.ii.129.1
As wretches haue ore-nightAs wretches have o'ernight TG IV.ii.129.2
That wait for execution in the morne.That wait for execution in the morn.morn (n.)

old form: morne
morning, dawn
TG IV.ii.130
Exeunt Proteus and Silvia TG IV.ii.130
Host, will you goe?Host, will you go? TG IV.ii.131
By my hallidome, I was fast asleepe.By my halidom, I was fast asleep.halidom, by my
what I hold holy; or: Our Lady
TG IV.ii.132
Pray you, where lies Sir Protheus?Pray you, where lies Sir Proteus?lie (v.)
live, dwell, reside, lodge
TG IV.ii.133
Marry, at my house: / Trust me, I thinke 'tis almost day.Marry, at my house. Trust me, I think 'tis almost (n.)
inn, tavern
TG IV.ii.134
Not so: but it hath bin the longest nightNot so; but it hath been the longest night TG IV.ii.135
That ere I watch'd, and the most heauiest.That e'er I watched, and the most heaviest.heavy (adj.)

old form: heauiest
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
TG IV.ii.136
watch (v.)

old form: watch'd
stay awake, keep vigil
Exeunt TG IV.ii.136
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