Two Gentlemen of Verona

  • Two Gentlemen of Verona: Act 1, Scene 1

  • Verona. An open place.

  • (Valentine; Proteus; Speed)

  • Enter Valentine, Proteus.

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    Valentine

    Cease to persuade, my loving Proteus:

  • Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits.

  • Were't not affection chains thy tender days

  • To the sweet glances of thy honor'd love,

  • I rather would entreat thy company,

  • To see the wonders of the world abroad,

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    Valentine

    Than (living dully sluggardiz'd at home)

  • Wear out thy youth with shapeless idleness.

  • But since thou lov'st, love still, and thrive therein,

  • Even as I would, when I to love begin.

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    Proteus

    Wilt thou be gone? Sweet Valentine, adieu,

  • Think on thy Proteus, when thou, happ'ly, seest

  • Some rare noteworthy object in thy travel.

  • Wish me partaker in thy happiness

  • When thou dost meet good hap; and in thy danger

  • (If ever danger do environ thee)