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Laun. O villain! that set down among her vices ! to be flow in words is a woman's only virtue: I pray thee, out with't, and place it for her chief virtue.
Speed. Item, she is proud.
Laun. Out with that too : it was Eve's legacy, and cannot be ta’en from her.
Speed. Item, she hath no teeth.
Laun. I care not for that neither, because I love crusts.
Speed. Item, she is curst.
Laun. If her liquor be good, the shall; if she will not, I will; for good things should be praised.
Speed. Item, she is too liberal.
Laun. Of her tongue fhe cannot; for that's writ down, she is flow of; of her purse she shall not, for that I'll keep shut; now of another thing she may, and that cannot I help: Well, proceed.
Speed. Item, the hath more hairs than wit, and more faults than hairs, and more wealth than faults.
Laun., Stop here; I'll have her; she was mine, and not mine, twice or thrice in that article. Rehearse that once more.
Speed. Item, she hath more hair than wit.
Laun. More hair than wit, it may be; I'll the cover of the falt hides the falt, and therefore it is more than the falt; the hair, that covers the wit, is more than the wit; for the greater hides the less. What's next?
Spced. And more faults than hairs.
Laun. Why, that word makes the faults gracious : well, I'll have her; and if it be a match, as nothing is impossible
Speed. What then?
Laun. Why then will I tell thee, that thy master stays for thee at the north-gate. Speed. For me!
Laun. For thee? ay; who art thou? he hath staid for a better man than thee.
Speed. And must I go to him ?
Laun. Thou must run to him, for thou haft staid so long, that going will scarce serve the turn.
Speed. Why didft not tell me sooner? pox on your love-letters!
Laun. Now will he be swing'd for reading my letter: an unmannerly slave, that will thruft himfelf into secrets. - I'll after, to rejoice in the boy's correction.
[Exeunt, Enter Duke and Thurio.
Duke. Sir Thurio, fear not, but that she will love you,
Thu. Since his exile she hath despis'd me moft,
Duke. This weak Impress of love is as a figure
Pro. Gone, my good lord.
Duke. So I believe ; but Thurio thinks not so.
Pro. Longer than I prove loyal to your Grace,
Duke. Thou know'st, how willingly I would effect
Pro. I do, my lord.
Duke. And also, I do think, thou art not ignorant How she opposes her against my will.
Pro. She did, my lord, when Valentine was here.
Duke. Ay, and perversely the persevers so. What might we do to make the girl forget The love of Valentine, and love Sir Thurio ?
Pro. The best way is to slander Valentine With falihood, cowardice, and poor descent: Three things, that women highly hold in hate.
Duke. Ay, but she'll think, that it is spoke in hate.
Pro. Ay, if his enemy deliver it:
Pro. And that, my lord, I shall be loth to do ;
Duke. Where your good word cannot advantage him,
Pro. You have prevail'd, my lord: if I can do it,
Thu. Therefore as you unwind her love from him,
Duke. And, Protheus, we dare trust you in this kind, Because we know, on Valentine's report, You are already love's firm votary; And cannot foon revolt and change your mind. . Upon this warrant, shall you have access,
(13) But say, this weed ber Love -] This Caft of Reasoning very near resembles That of Davus in the Andria of Terence, A& 2. Sc. 2,
Ridiculum Caput !
Where you with Silvia may confer at large :
*Pro. As much as I can do, I will effect,
Duke. Much is the force of heav'n-bred poesie.
Pro. Say, that upon the altar of her beauty
Duke. This discipline shews, thou haft been in love.
Thu. And thy advice this night I'll put in practice;
Duke. About it, gentlemen.
Pro. We'll wait upon your Grace, 'till after fupper's And afterwards determine our proceedings.
Duke. Ev'n now about it. I will pardon you. [Excunt.
ELLOWS, stand fast: I see a passenger.
Enter Valentine and Speed.
not, we'll make you, Sir, and rifle you. Speed. Sir, we are undone; these are the villains, that all the travellers do fear fo much.
Val. My friends,
2 Out. Whither travel you?
i Out. What, were you banish'd thence? Val. I was.