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The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Act 4 Scene 3
Scene III The same.
- [Enter EGLAMOUR]
- This is the hour that Madam Silvia
- Entreated me to call and know her mind:
- There's some great matter she'ld employ me in.
- Madam, madam!
- [Enter SILVIA above]
- Who calls?
- Your servant and your friend;
- One that attends your ladyship's command.
- Sir Eglamour, a thousand times good morrow.
- As many, worthy lady, to yourself:
- According to your ladyship's impose,
- I am thus early come to know what service
- It is your pleasure to command me in.
- O Eglamour, thou art a gentleman--
- Think not I flatter, for I swear I do not--
- Valiant, wise, remorseful, well accomplish'd:
- Thou art not ignorant what dear good will
- I bear unto the banish'd Valentine,
- Nor how my father would enforce me marry
- Vain Thurio, whom my very soul abhors.
- Thyself hast loved; and I have heard thee say
- No grief did ever come so near thy heart
- As when thy lady and thy true love died,
- Upon whose grave thou vow'dst pure chastity.
- Sir Eglamour, I would to Valentine,
- To Mantua, where I hear he makes abode;
- And, for the ways are dangerous to pass,
- I do desire thy worthy company,
- Upon whose faith and honour I repose.
- Urge not my father's anger, Eglamour,
- But think upon my grief, a lady's grief,
- And on the justice of my flying hence,
- To keep me from a most unholy match,
- Which heaven and fortune still rewards with plagues.
- I do desire thee, even from a heart
- As full of sorrows as the sea of sands,
- To bear me company and go with me:
- If not, to hide what I have said to thee,
- That I may venture to depart alone.
- Madam, I pity much your grievances;
- Which since I know they virtuously are placed,
- I give consent to go along with you,
- Recking as little what betideth me
- As much I wish all good befortune you.
- When will you go?
- This evening coming.
- Where shall I meet you?
- At Friar Patrick's cell,
- Where I intend holy confession.
- I will not fail your ladyship. Good morrow, gentle lady.
- Good morrow, kind Sir Eglamour.
- [Exeunt severally]