Two Gentlemen of Verona

Time Spent:

249 Hours

Characters:

Clown, VALENTINE, PROTEUS, SPEED, JULIA, LUCETTA, ANTONIO, PANTHINO, SILVIA, LAUNCE, THURIO, DUKE, First Outlaw, Second Outlaw, Third Outlaw, Host, EGLAMOUR, Outlaws

Play:

  • ACT I SCENE I. Verona. An open place. Enter VALENTINE and PROTEUS 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 honour'd love, I rather would entreat thy company To see the wonders of the world abroad, Than, living dully sluggardized at home, Wear out thy youth with shapeless idleness. But since thou lovest, love still and thrive therein, Even as I would when I to love begin. Wilt thou be gone? Sweet Valentine, adieu! Think on thy Proteus, when thou haply seest Some rare note-worthy 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, Commend thy grievance to my holy prayers, For I will be thy beadsman, Valentine. And on a love-book pray for my success? Upon some book I love I'll pray for thee. That's on some shallow story of deep love: How young Leander cross'd the Hellespont. That's a deep story of a deeper love:

Tags:

Shakespeare, Play, Poetry

Entered by: Sebastiaan