The frontiers of Mantua. A forest between Milan and Verona.
Sir Eglamour having run away, the outlaws have captured Silvia and drag her off to their leader. (15 lines)
Enter Silvia, Outlaws.
Be patient; we must bring you to our captain.
A thousand more mischances than this one
Have learn’d me how to brook this patiently.
Come, bring her away.
Where is the gentleman that was with her?
Being nimble-footed, he hath outrun us,
But Moyses and Valerius follow him.
Go thou with her to the west end of the wood;
There is our captain. We’ll follow him that’s fled—
The thicket is beset, he cannot scape.
Come, I must bring you to our captain’s cave.
Fear not; he bears an honorable mind,
And will not use a woman lawlessly.
O Valentine, this I endure for thee!