Act 4 - Scene 3
This is the hour that Madam Silvia
Entreated me to call and know her mind:
There's some great matter
she'ld employ me in.
Enter SILVIA above
Your servant and your friend;
One that attends your ladyship's command.
Sir Eglamour, a thousand times good morrow.
As many, worthy lady, to yourself:
According to your ladyship's impose,
I am thus early come to know
It is your pleasure to command me in.
O Eglamour, thou art a gentleman
Think not I flatter, for I swear I do not
Valiant, wise, remorseful, well
Thou art not ignorant what dear good will
I bear unto the banish'd Valentine,
Nor how my
father would enforce me marry
Vain Thurio, whom my very soul abhors.
Thyself hast loved; and I have
heard thee say
No grief did ever come so near thy heart
As when thy lady and thy true love died,
whose grave thou vow'dst pure chastity.
Sir Eglamour, I would to Valentine,
To Mantua, where I hear he
And, for the ways are dangerous to pass,
I do desire thy worthy company,
faith and honour I repose.
Urge not my father's anger, Eglamour,
But think upon my grief, a lady's grief,
on the justice of my flying hence,
To keep me from a most unholy match,
Which heaven and fortune still
rewards with plagues.
I do desire thee, even from a heart
As full of sorrows as the sea of sands,
me company and go with me:
If not, to hide what I have said to thee,
That I may venture to depart alone.
Madam, I pity much your grievances;
Which since I know they virtuously are placed,
I give consent to go
along with you,
Recking as little what betideth me
As much I wish all good befortune you.
When will you
This evening coming.
Where shall I meet you?
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