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William Shakespeare (1564–1616). The Oxford Shakespeare. 1914.

Act V. Scene I.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Milan.An Abbey.


Egl.The sun begins to gild the western sky,

And now it is about the very hour

That Silvia at Friar Patrick’s cell should meet me.

She will not fail; for lovers break not hours,

Unless it be to come before their time,

So much they spur their expedition.

See, where she comes.


Lady, a happy evening!

Sil.Amen, amen! go on, good Eglamour,

Out at the postern by the abbey-wall.

I fear I am attended by some spies.

Egl.Fear not: the forest is not three leagues off;

If we recover that, we’re sure enough.[Exeunt.