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Two Gentlemen of Verona

Written: 1590-91 Text: First Folio 1623 (Comedy), no quarto editions
Source: Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-75). Decameron10th day, the story of “Titus and Gisippus”; Elyot, Thomas (c.1490-1546). The Boke named the Governour (1531); Montemayor, Jorge de (c.1521-61). Diana Enamorada (1542, English translation in 1582. publication in 1598) the story of “Felix and Felismena”; The History of Felix and Philiomena (the record of the performance in 1585); Brooke, Arthur (?-1563). The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet (English translation in 1562); Lyly, John (c.1554-1606). Euphues (1578)
Characters: Proteus, Valentine, Julia, Duke of Milan, Silvia, Speed, Luceta, Launce
Setting: Verona
Time: Undetermined

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Time is the nurse and breeder of all good

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Time is the nurse and breeder of all good.
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Act 3
Scene 1

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Wilt thou aspire to guide the heavenly car

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Wilt thou aspire to guide the heavenly car,
And with thy daring folly burn the world?
Wilt thou reach stars, because they shine on thee?
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Act 3
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Now, my young guest, methinks you’re allycholly

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Host
Now, my young guest, methinks you’re allycholly.
I pray you, why is it?
Julia, as Sebastian
Marry, mine host, because I
cannot be merry.
Host
Come, we’ll have you merry. I’ll bring you where
you shall hear music and see the gentleman that you
asked for.
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Act 4
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