Yes; I think he is not a pick-purse nor a
horse-stealer, but for his verity in love, I do
think him as concave
as a covered goblet or a
Not true in love?
Yes, when he is in; but I think he is not in.
You have heard him swear downright he was.
'Was' is not 'is:' besides, the oath of a lover is
no stronger than the word of a tapster; they are
confirmer of false reckonings. He attends
here in the forest on the duke your father.
I met the duke yesterday and had much question with
him: he asked me of what parentage I was; I told
of as good as he; so he laughed and let me go.
But what talk we of fathers, when there is such a
O, that's a brave man! he writes brave verses,
speaks brave words, swears brave oaths and breaks
bravely, quite traverse, athwart the heart of
his lover; as a puisny tilter, that spurs his horse
but on one
side, breaks his staff like a noble
goose: but all's brave that youth mounts and folly
guides. Who comes
Mistress and master, you have oft inquired
After the shepherd that complain'd of love,
Who you saw
sitting by me on the turf,
Praising the proud disdainful shepherdess
That was his mistress.
Well, and what of him?
If you will see a pageant truly play'd,
Between the pale complexion of true love
And the red glow of scorn
and proud disdain,
Go hence a little and I shall conduct you,
If you will mark it.
O, come, let us remove:
The sight of lovers feedeth those in love.
Bring us to this sight, and you shall
I'll prove a busy actor in their play.
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