Two Gentlemen of Verona Scenes
Verona. A room in Julia’s house.
(Proteus; Julia; Panthino)
Proteus and Julia exchange rings in token of their love. Proteus swears that he will remain constant and faithful to her, and leaves for Milan. ( line)
Enter Proteus, Julia.
Have patience, gentle Julia.
I must, where is no remedy.
When possibly I can, I will return.
If you turn not, you will return the sooner.
Keep this remembrance for thy Julia’s sake.
Giving a ring.
Why then we’ll make exchange: here, take you this.
And seal the bargain with a holy kiss.
Here is my hand for my true constancy;
And when that hour o’erslips me in the day
Wherein I sigh not, Julia, for thy sake,
The next ensuing hour some foul mischance
Torment me for my love’s forgetfulness!
My father stays my coming; answer not;
The tide is now—nay, not thy tide of tears,
That tide will stay me longer than I should.
What, gone without a word?
Ay, so true love should do: it cannot speak,
For truth hath better deeds than words to grace it.
Sir Proteus, you are stay’d for.
Go; I come, I come.
Alas, this parting strikes poor lovers dumb.