The Two Gentlemen of Verona
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Enter Antonio and Panthino. Protheus.Enter Antonio and Panthino TG I.iii.1.1
Ant.ANTONIO 
Tell me Panthino, what sad talke was that,Tell me, Panthino, what sad talk was thatsad (adj.)serious, grave, solemnTG I.iii.1
Wherewith my brother held you in the Cloyster?Wherewith my brother held you in the cloister? TG I.iii.2
Pan.PANTHINO 
'Twas of his Nephew Protheus, your Sonne.'Twas of his nephew Proteus, your son. TG I.iii.3
Ant.ANTONIO 
Why? what of him?Why, what of him? TG I.iii.4.1
Pan.PANTHINO 
He wondred that your LordshipHe wondered that your lordship TG I.iii.4.2
Would suffer him, to spend his youth at home,Would suffer him to spend his youth at home,suffer (v.)allow, permit, letTG I.iii.5
While other men, of slender reputationWhile other men, of slender reputation,slender (adj.)slight, trifling, insignificantTG I.iii.6
Put forth their Sonnes, to seeke preferment out.Put forth their sons to seek preferment out:preferment (n.)advancement, promotionTG I.iii.7
put forth (v.)send abroad, send away
Some to the warres, to try their fortune there;Some to the wars to try their fortune there; TG I.iii.8
Some, to discouer Islands farre away:Some to discover islands far away;discover (v.)
old form: discouer
find, uncover, come upon
TG I.iii.9
Some, to the studious Vniuersities;Some to the studious universities. TG I.iii.10
For any, or for all these exercises,For any or for all these exercises TG I.iii.11
He said, that Protheus, your sonne, was meet;He said that Proteus your son was meet,meet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, properTG I.iii.12
And did request me, to importune youAnd did request me to importune youimportune (v.)urge, pressTG I.iii.13
To let him spend his time no more at home;To let him spend his time no more at home, TG I.iii.14
Which would be great impeachment to his age,Which would be great impeachment to his age,impeachment (n.)discredit, reproach, detrimentTG I.iii.15
age (n.)mature years, old age
In hauing knowne no trauaile in his youth.In having known no travel in his youth. TG I.iii.16
Ant.ANTONIO 
Nor need'st thou much importune me to thatNor needest thou much importune me to that TG I.iii.17
Whereon, this month I haue bin hamering.Whereon this month I have been hammering.hammer (v.)
old form: hamering
think hard, deliberate, ponder
TG I.iii.18
I haue consider'd well, his losse of time,I have considered well his loss of time, TG I.iii.19
And how he cannot be a perfect man,And how he cannot be a perfect man,perfect (adj.)complete, totally accomplished, well-trainedTG I.iii.20
Not being tryed, and tutord in the world:Not being tried and tutored in the world.try (v.)
old form: tried
put to the test, test the goodness [of]
TG I.iii.21
Experience is by industry atchieu'd,Experience is by industry achieved, TG I.iii.22
And perfected by the swift course of time:And perfected by the swift course of time. TG I.iii.23
Then tell me, whether were I best to send him?Then tell me, whither were I best to send him? TG I.iii.24
Pan.PANTHINO 
I thinke your Lordship is not ignorantI think your lordship is not ignorant TG I.iii.25
How his companion, youthfull Valentine,How his companion, youthful Valentine, TG I.iii.26
Attends the Emperour in his royall Court.Attends the Emperor in his royal court.attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]TG I.iii.27
Ant.ANTONIO 
I know it well.I know it well. TG I.iii.28
Pan.PANTHINO 
'Twere good, I thinke, your Lordship sent him thither,'Twere good, I think, your lordship sent him thither. TG I.iii.29
There shall he practise Tilts, and Turnaments;There shall he practise tilts and tournaments,tilt (n.)lance-charge, joust, combatTG I.iii.30
Heare sweet discourse, conuerse with Noblemen,Hear sweet discourse, converse with noblemen,discourse (n.)conversation, talk, chatTG I.iii.31
converse (v.)
old form: conuerse
associate, keep company
And be in eye of euery ExerciseAnd be in eye of every exerciseexercise (n.)manly sport, martial practiceTG I.iii.32
eye (n.)sight, view, presence
Worthy his youth, and noblenesse of birth.Worthy his youth and nobleness of birth. TG I.iii.33
Ant.ANTONIO 
I like thy counsaile: well hast thou aduis'd:I like thy counsel; well hast thou advised; TG I.iii.34
And that thou maist perceiue how well I like it,And that thou mayst perceive how well I like it, TG I.iii.35
The execution of it shall make knowne;The execution of it shall make known. TG I.iii.36
Euen with the speediest expedition,Even with the speediest expeditionexpedition (n.)haste, speedy action, prompt dispatchTG I.iii.37
I will dispatch him to the Emperors Court.I will dispatch him to the Emperor's court.dispatch, despatch (v.)send away, send offTG I.iii.38
Pan.PANTHINO 
To morrow, may it please you, Don Alphonso,Tomorrow, may it please you, Don Alphonso TG I.iii.39
With other Gentlemen of good esteemeWith other gentlemen of good esteem TG I.iii.40
Are iournying, to salute the Emperor,Are journeying to salute the Emperor,salute (v.)pay respects to, make a formal visit toTG I.iii.41
And to commend their seruice to his will.And to commend their service to his will.commend (v.)commit, entrust, hand overTG I.iii.42
Ant.ANTONIO 
Good company: with them shall Protheus go:Good company; with them shall Proteus go. TG I.iii.43
Enter Proteus, reading a letter TG I.iii.44.1
And in good time: now will we breake with him.And in good time; now will we break with him.time, in goodat the right momentTG I.iii.44
break (v.)
old form: breake
reveal, disclose, impart
Pro.PROTEUS  
(aside) TG I.iii.45
Sweet Loue, sweet lines, sweet life,Sweet love, sweet lines, sweet life! TG I.iii.45
Here is her hand, the agent of her heart;Here is her hand, the agent of her heart; TG I.iii.46
Here is her oath for loue, her honors paune;Here is her oath for love, her honour's pawn.pawn (n.)
old form: paune
pledge, surety, forfeit
TG I.iii.47
O that our Fathers would applaud our louesO, that our fathers would applaud our loves, TG I.iii.48
To seale our happinesse with their consents.To seal our happiness with their consents! TG I.iii.49
Oh heauenly Iulia.O heavenly Julia! TG I.iii.50
Ant.ANTONIO 
How now? What Letter are you reading there?How now? What letter are you reading there? TG I.iii.51
Pro.PROTEUS 
May't please your Lordship, 'tis a word or twoMay't please your lordship, 'tis a word or two TG I.iii.52
Of commendations sent from Valentine;Of commendations sent from Valentine,commendation (n.)(plural) regards, compliments, greetingsTG I.iii.53
Deliuer'd by a friend, that came from him.Delivered by a friend that came from him. TG I.iii.54
Ant.ANTONIO 
Lend me the Letter: Let me see what newes.Lend me the letter. Let me see what news. TG I.iii.55
Pro.PROTEUS 
There is no newes (my Lord) but that he writesThere is no news, my lord, but that he writes TG I.iii.56
How happily he liues, how well-belou'd,How happily he lives, how well beloved, TG I.iii.57
And daily graced by the Emperor;And daily graced by the Emperor;graced (adj.)honoured, favouredTG I.iii.58
Wishing me with him, partner of his fortune.Wishing me with him, partner of his fortune. TG I.iii.59
Ant.ANTONIO 
And how stand you affected to his wish?And how stand you affected to his wish?affected (adj.)disposed, inclined, mindedTG I.iii.60
Pro.PROTEUS 
As one relying on your Lordships will,As one relying on your lordship's will, TG I.iii.61
And not depending on his friendly wish.And not depending on his friendly wish. TG I.iii.62
Ant.ANTONIO 
My will is something sorted with his wish:My will is something sorted with his wish.something (adv.)somewhat, ratherTG I.iii.63
sort (v.)correspond [to], be in agreement, conform [to]
Muse not that I thus sodainly proceed;Muse not that I thus suddenly proceed;muse (v.)wonder, be surprisedTG I.iii.64
For what I will, I will, and there an end:For what I will, I will, and there an end. TG I.iii.65
I am resolu'd, that thou shalt spend some timeI am resolved that thou shalt spend some time TG I.iii.66
With Valentinus, in the Emperors Court:With Valentinus in the Emperor's court. TG I.iii.67
What maintenance he from his friends receiues,What maintenance he from his friends receives, TG I.iii.68
Like exhibition thou shalt haue from me,Like exhibition thou shalt have from me.exhibition (n.)allowance, pension, maintenanceTG I.iii.69
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
To morrow be in readinesse, to goe,Tomorrow be in readiness to go. TG I.iii.70
Excuse it not: for I am peremptory.Excuse it not, for I am peremptory.excuse (v.)seek to decline, beg to get out ofTG I.iii.71
peremptory (adj.)determined, resolved, absolutely decided
Pro.PROTEUS 
My Lord I cannot be so soone prouided,My lord, I cannot be so soon provided.provided (adj.)
old form: prouided
prepared, ready, provided with necessities
TG I.iii.72
Please you deliberate a day or two.Please you deliberate a day or two. TG I.iii.73
Ant.ANTONIO 
Look what thou want'st shal be sent after thee:Look what thou wantest shall be sent after thee.look what (conj.)whateverTG I.iii.74
want (v.)
old form: want'st
require, demand, need
No more of stay: to morrow thou must goe;No more of stay; tomorrow thou must go.stay (n.)staying, remaining, continued presenceTG I.iii.75
Come on Panthino; you shall be imployd,Come on, Panthino; you shall be employed TG I.iii.76
To hasten on his Expedition.To hasten on his expedition. TG I.iii.77
Exeunt Antonio and Panthino TG I.iii.77
Pro.PROTEUS 
Thus haue I shund the fire, for feare of burning,Thus have I shunned the fire for fear of burning, TG I.iii.78
And drench'd me in the sea, where I am drown'd.And drenched me in the sea, where I am drowned. TG I.iii.79
I fear'd to shew my Father Iulias Letter,I feared to show my father Julia's letter, TG I.iii.80
Least he should take exceptions to my loue,Lest he should take exceptions to my love,exception (n.)(often plural) objection, dislike, disapprovalTG I.iii.81
And with the vantage of mine owne excuseAnd with the vantage of mine own excusevantage (n.)advantage, benefit, advancement, profitTG I.iii.82
Hath he excepted most against my loue.Hath he excepted most against my love.except, except against (v.)object to, take exception toTG I.iii.83
Oh, how this spring of loue resemblethO, how this spring of love resembleth TG I.iii.84
The vncertaine glory of an Aprill day,The uncertain glory of an April day, TG I.iii.85
Which now shewes all the beauty of the Sun,Which now shows all the beauty of the sun, TG I.iii.86
And by and by a clowd takes all away.And by and by a cloud takes all away. TG I.iii.87
Enter Panthino TG I.iii.88
Pan.PANTHINO 
Sir Protheus, your Fathers call's for you,Sir Proteus, your father calls for you. TG I.iii.88
He is in hast, therefore I pray you go.He is in haste; therefore, I pray you go. TG I.iii.89
Pro.PROTEUS 
Why this it is: my heart accords thereto,Why, this it is; my heart accords thereto, TG I.iii.90
And yet a thousand times it answer's no.And yet a thousand times it answers, ‘ No.’ TG I.iii.91
Exeunt.Exeunt TG I.iii.91
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