The Two Gentlemen of Verona
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Enter Iulia and Lucetta.Enter Julia and Lucetta TG I.ii.1
Iul.JULIA 
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
Luc.LUCETTA 
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
Iul.JULIA 
Of all the faire resort of Gentlemen,Of all the fair resort of gentlemenresort (n.)crowd, gathering, companyTG 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
Lu.LUCETTA 
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
Iu.JULIA 
What thinkst thou of the faire sir Eglamoure?What thinkest thou of the fair Sir Eglamour? TG I.ii.9
Lu.LUCETTA 
As of a Knight, well-spoken, neat, and fine;As of a knight well-spoken, neat, and fine;neat (adj.)posh, elegant, trim, refinedTG 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
Iu.JULIA 
What think'st thou of the rich Mercatio?What thinkest thou of the rich Mercatio? TG I.ii.12
Lu.LUCETTA 
Well of his wealth; but of himselfe, so, so.Well of his wealth; but of himself, so so. TG I.ii.13
Iu.JULIA 
What think'st thou of the gentle Protheus?What thinkest thou of the gentle Proteus?gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, nobleTG I.ii.14
Lu.LUCETTA 
Lord, Lord: to see what folly raignes in vs.Lord, lord, to see what folly reigns in us! TG I.ii.15
Iu.JULIA 
How now? what meanes this passion at his name?How now, what means this passion at his name?passion (n.)passionate outburst, emotional passageTG I.ii.16
Lu.LUCETTA 
Pardon deare Madam, 'tis a passing shame,Pardon, dear madam; 'tis a passing shamepassing (adj.)unsurpassed, extreme, pre-eminentTG 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.censure (v.)pass judgement on, condemn, pronounce sentence onTG I.ii.19
lovely (adj.)
old form: louely
loving, amorous
Iu.JULIA 
Why not on Protheus, as of all the rest?Why not on Proteus, as of all the rest? TG I.ii.20
Lu.LUCETTA 
Then thus: of many good, I thinke him best.Then thus: of many good, I think him best. TG I.ii.21
Iul.JULIA 
Your reason?Your reason? TG I.ii.22
Lu.LUCETTA 
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
Iul.JULIA 
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
Lu.LUCETTA 
I: if you thought your loue not cast away.Ay, if you thought your love not cast away. TG I.ii.26
Iul.JULIA 
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
Lu.LUCETTA 
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
Iul.JULIA 
His little speaking, shewes his loue but small.His little speaking shows his love but small. TG I.ii.29
Lu.LUCETTA 
Fire that's closest kept, burnes most of all.Fire that's closest kept burns most of all. TG I.ii.30
Iul.JULIA 
They doe not loue, that doe not shew their loue.They do not love that do not show their love. TG I.ii.31
Lu.LUCETTA 
Oh, they loue least, that let men know their loue.O, they love least that let men know their love. TG I.ii.32
Iul.JULIA 
I would I knew his minde.I would I knew his mind. TG I.ii.33
Lu.LUCETTA 
Peruse this paper Madam.Peruse this paper, madam. TG I.ii.34
Iul.JULIA  
(reads) TG I.ii.35
To Iulia: say, from whom?To Julia. – Say, from whom? TG I.ii.35
Lu.LUCETTA 
That the Contents will shew.That the contents will show. TG I.ii.36
Iul.JULIA 
Say, say: who gaue it thee?Say, say, who gave it thee? TG I.ii.37
Lu.LUCETTA 
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
Iul.JULIA 
Now (by my modesty) a goodly Broker:Now, by my modesty, a goodly broker!broker, broker-between (n.)go-between, intermediary, agentTG I.ii.41
Dare you presume to harbour wanton lines?Dare you presume to harbour wanton lines?wanton (adj.)casual, gentleTG I.ii.42
To whisper, and conspire against my youth?To whisper and conspire against my youth?conspire (v.)practise, contrive, plotTG 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, functionTG I.ii.44
trust mebelieve me
And you an officer fit for the place:And you an officer fit for the place.place (n.)position, post, office, rankTG 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
Lu.LUCETTA 
To plead for loue, deserues more fee, then hate.To plead for love deserves more fee than hate. TG I.ii.48
Iul.JULIA 
Will ye be gon?Will ye be gone? TG I.ii.49.1
LuLUCETTA 
That you may ruminate.That you may ruminate. TG I.ii.49.2
Exit.Exit TG I.ii.49
Iul.JULIA 
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 chidscold, rebuke, reproveTG 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 asTG 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 onceTG I.ii.59
How churlishly, I chid Lucetta hence,How churlishly I chid Lucetta hence,chide (v.), past form chidbrusquely command, drive [away] with harsh wordsTG 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, testilyTG 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, forgivenessTG I.ii.65
What hoe: Lucetta.What ho! Lucetta! TG I.ii.66.1
Enter Lucetta TG I.ii.66
Lu.LUCETTA 
What would your Ladiship?What would your ladyship? TG I.ii.66.2
Iul.JULIA 
Is't neere dinner time?Is't near dinner-time? TG I.ii.67.1
Lu.LUCETTA 
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
Iu.JULIA 
What is't that you / Tooke vp so gingerly?What is't that you took up so gingerly? TG I.ii.70
Lu.LUCETTA 
Nothing.Nothing. TG I.ii.71
Iu.JULIA 
Why didst thou stoope then?Why didst thou stoop then? TG I.ii.72
Lu.LUCETTA 
To take a paper vp, that I let fall.To take a paper up that I let fall. TG I.ii.73
Iul.JULIA 
And is that paper nothing?And is that paper nothing? TG I.ii.74
Lu.LUCETTA 
Nothing concerning me.Nothing concerning me. TG I.ii.75
Iul.JULIA 
Then let it lye, for those that it concernes.Then let it lie for those that it concerns. TG I.ii.76
Lu.LUCETTA 
Madam, it will not lye where it concernes,Madam, it will not lie where it concerns,concern (v.)be of importance, be of concernTG I.ii.77
Vnlesse it haue a false Interpreter.Unless it have a false interpreter.false (adj.)defective, weak, inadequateTG I.ii.78
Iul.JULIA 
Some loue of yours, hath writ to you in Rime.Some love of yours hath writ to you in rhyme. TG I.ii.79
Lu.LUCETTA 
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, songTG I.ii.81
set (v.)compose a tune, write the music
Iul.JULIA 
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
Lu.LUCETTA 
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
Iu.JULIA 
Heauy? belike it hath some burden then?Heavy? Belike it hath some burden then?belike (adv.)probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seemsTG I.ii.85
burden, burthen (n.)refrain, chorus
Lu.LUCETTA 
I: and melodious were it, would you sing it,Ay, and melodious were it, would you sing it. TG I.ii.86
Iu.JULIA 
And why not you?And why not you? TG I.ii.87.1
Lu.LUCETTA 
I cannot reach so high.I cannot reach so high. TG I.ii.87.2
Iu.JULIA 
Let's see your Song: / How now Minion?Let's see your song. How now, minion!minion (n.)hussy, jade, minxTG I.ii.88
Julia snatches at the letter which Lucetta retainstune (n.)state of mind, moodTG I.ii.89
Lu.LUCETTA 
Keepe tune there still; so you will sing it out:Keep tune there still, so you will sing it out; 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 lettersharp (adj.)
old form: sharpe
high-pitched, shrill, out-of-tune
TG I.ii.91
Iu.JULIA 
You doe not?You do not? TG I.ii.91.1
Lu.LUCETTA 
No (Madam) tis too sharpe.No, madam; it is too sharp. TG I.ii.91.2
Iu.JULIA 
You (Minion) are too saucie.You, minion, are too saucy. TG I.ii.92
Lu.LUCETTA 
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 variationTG I.ii.94
There wanteth but a Meane to fill your Song.There wanteth but a mean to fill your song.want (v.)lack, need, be withoutTG I.ii.95
mean (n.)
old form: Meane
middle-part singer, tenor, alto
Iu.JULIA 
The meane is dround with you vnruly base.The mean is drowned with your unruly bass. TG I.ii.96
Lu.LUCETTA 
Indeede I bid the base for Protheus.Indeed, I bid the bass for Proteus.bid the base / basschallenge someone to a chase [from ‘prisoner's base’, a boy's chasing game]TG I.ii.97
Iu.JULIA 
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.coil (n.)
old form: coile
turmoil, disturbance, fuss
TG I.ii.99
protestation (n.)solemn declaration, affirmation
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
Lu.LUCETTA  
(aside)strange, make it
old form: strāge
affect indifference, pretend to be unwilling
TG I.ii.102
She makes it strãge, but she would be best pleas'dShe makes it strange, but she would be best pleased 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
Iu.JULIA 
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, completelyTG I.ii.115
And thus I search it with a soueraigne kisse.And thus I search it with a sovereign kiss.search (v.)probe, explore, examineTG 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, ruggedTG 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
Lu.LUCETTA 
Madam:Madam, TG I.ii.130
dinner is ready: and your father staies.Dinner is ready, and your father stays. TG I.ii.131
Iu.JULIA 
Well, let vs goe.Well, let us go. TG I.ii.132
Lu.LUCETTA 
What, shall these papers lye, like Tel-tales here?What, shall these papers lie like tell-tales here? TG I.ii.133
Iu.JULIA 
If you respect them; best to take them vp.If you respect them, best to take them up.respect (v.)value, have regard for, prizeTG I.ii.134
Lu.LUCETTA 
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 lettermind (n.)
old form: minde
inclination, desire, wish
TG I.ii.137
Iu.JULIA 
I see you haue a months minde to them.I see you have a month's mind to them. TG I.ii.137
Lu.LUCETTA 
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
IuJULIA 
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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