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PERSONS OF THE DRAMA.
DUKE OF MILAN, father to Sylvia.
THURIO, a foolish rival to Valentine.
JULIA, a lady of Verona, beloved by Proteus.
SCENE, sometimes in Verona; sometimes in Milan; and on the frontiers of Mantua.
SCENE I.-An open place in Verona.
Enter VALENTINE and PROTEUS.
To see the wonders of the world abroad,
Pro. Wilt thou be gone? Sweet Valentine, adieu!
Val. And on a love-book, pray for my success.
Val. That's on some shallow story of deep love,
Pro. That's a deep story of a deeper love; For he was more than over shoes in love.
Val. 'Tis true; for you are over boots in love,
Pro. Over the boots ? nay, give me not the boots.
Val. To be
Or else a wit by folly vanquished.
Pro. So, by your circumstance, you call me fool.
Val. Love is your master, for he masters you:
Pro. Yet writers say, As in the sweetest bud
Val. And writers say, As the most forward bud
Pro. And thither will I bring thee, Valentine.
Val. Sweet Proteus, no; now let us take our leave.
Pro. All happiness bechance to thee in Milan!
[Erit VALENTINE, Pro. He after honour hunts, I after love: He leaves his friends, to dignify them more;