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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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Enter VALENTINE, SYLVIA, THURIO, and SPEED
VALENTINE, SYLVIA, THURIO, and SPEED enter.

SYLVIA
Servant!
SYLVIA
Servant!

VALENTINE
Mistress?
VALENTINE
Mistress?

SPEED
Master, Sir Thurio frowns on you.
SPEED
Master, Sir Thurio is frowning at you.

VALENTINE
Ay, boy, it’s for love.
VALENTINE
Yes, boy, it’s because he’s in love.

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SPEED
Not of you.
SPEED
Not with you.

VALENTINE
Of my mistress, then.
VALENTINE
With my mistress, then.

SPEED
’Twere good you knocked him.
SPEED
It would be good if you punched him.
Exit SPEED
SPEED exits.

SYLVIA
Servant, you are sad.
SYLVIA
Servant, you are sad.

VALENTINE
Indeed, madam, I seem so.
VALENTINE
Indeed, madame, I seem to be.

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THURIO
Seem you that you are not?
THURIO
It seems you’re sad when you are not?

VALENTINE
Haply I do.
VALENTINE
As it happens, I seem to be something I’m not.

THURIO
So do counterfeits.
THURIO
Just like a fake.

VALENTINE
So do you.
VALENTINE
You also seem to be something you’re not.

THURIO
What seem I that I am not?
THURIO
What do I seem like that I am not?

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VALENTINE
Wise.
VALENTINE
Wise.

THURIO
What instance of the contrary?
THURIO
What proof do you have to the contrary?

VALENTINE
Your folly.
VALENTINE
Your foolishness.

THURIO
And how quote you my folly?
THURIO
And what do you know of my foolishness?

VALENTINE
I quote it in your jerkin.
VALENTINE
Because you’re wearing a

jerkin

A short coat.

jerkin
.

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THURIO
My “jerkin” is a doublet.
THURIO
My “jerkin” is actually a

doublet

A jacket.

doublet
.

VALENTINE
Well, then, I’ll double your folly.
VALENTINE
Well, then, you’re doubly foolish.