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Gentles, do not reprehend;
If you pardon, we will mend.
And as I am honeft Puck,

If we have unearned luck

Now to 'fcape the ferpent's tongue,

We will make amends ere long:
Elfe the Puck a liar call:

So good night unto you all.

Give me your hands, if we be friends;

And Robin fhall reftore amends.

[Exeunt omnes.

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THE

TWO GENTLEMEN

OF

(VERONA.

A CT I.

SCENE, an open Place in Verona.

Enter Valentine and Protheus.

VALENTINE.

EASE to perfuade, my loving Protheus; Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits; Wer't not, affection chains thy tender days To the fweet glances of thy honour'd love, I rather would intreat thy company, To fee the wonders of the world abroad; Than (living dully fluggardiz'd at home) Wear out thy youth with fhapeless idleness. But fince thou lov'ft, love ftill, and thrive therein; Ev'n as I would, when I to love begin.

(1) Mr. Pope has obferv'd, that the Stile of this Comedy is lefs figurative, and more natural and unaffected, than the greater Part of our Author's Plays, tho' fuppos'd to be one of the First he wrote. I muft obferve, too, that as I take it to be One of his very worst, it happens to be freeft from accidental Corruptions of the Editors: which is the Reafon, that my Notes are fewer on This; than on any One of his other Pieces.

Pro.

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