Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, and Gabriel Egan (eds), The New Oxford Shakespeare: Modern Critical Edition
eglamour This is the hour that Madam Silvia
2Entreated me to call, and know her mind.
3There's some great matter she'd employ me in.
4Madam, Madam![Enter Silvia, above]
silvia Who calls?
eglamour Your servant, and your friend.
5One that attends your ladyship's command.6
silvia Sir Eglamour, a thousand times good morrow.7
eglamour As many, worthy lady, to yourself.
Editor’s Note8According to your ladyship's impose
9I am thus early come, to know what service
10It is your pleasure to command me in.11
silvia O Eglamour, thou art a gentleman –
Editor’s Note12Think not I flatter, for I swear I do not –
Editor’s Note13Valiant, wise, remorseful, well accomplished.
15I bear unto the banished Valentine,
16Nor how my father would enforce me marry
17Vain Thurio, whom my very soul abhors.
18Thyself hast loved, and I have heard thee say
19No grief did ever come so near thy heart
20As when thy lady and thy true love died,
21Upon whose grave thou vowed'st pure chastity.
Editor’s Note22Sir Eglamour, I would to Valentine,
Editor’s Note23To Mantua, where I hear he makes abode;
Editor’s Note24And for the ways are dangerous to pass
25I do desire thy worthy company,
Editor’s Note26Upon whose faith and honour I repose.
Editor’s Note27Urge not my father's anger, Eglamour,
28But think upon my grief – a lady's grief –
29And on the justice of my flying hence
30To keep me from a most unholy match,
Editor’s Note31Which God and fortune still rewards with plagues.
32I do desire thee, even from a heart
33As full of sorrows as the sea of sands,
34To bear me company and go with me.
35If not, to hide what I have said to thee
36That I may venture to depart alone.Editor’s Note37
eglamour Madam, I pity much your grievances,
38Which, since I know they virtuously are placed,
39I give consent to go along with you,
Editor’s Note40Recking as little what betideth me
41As much I wish all good befortune you.
42When will you go?
silvia This evening coming.43
eglamour Where shall I meet you?
silvia At Friar Patrick's cell,
44Where I intend holy confessïon.45
eglamour I will not fail your ladyship.
46Good morrow, gentle lady.47
silvia Good morrow, kind Sir Eglamour.Exeunt