Duke. Sir Valentine .P
Thu. Yonder is Sil-w'a : and Silvia's mine.
I/ al. Thurio, give back; or else embrace thy death:
Come not within the measure of my wrath.
Do not name Silvia thine ; - but once again,
And Milan shall not hold thee. Here she stands,
Take but possesiion of her with a touch;
I dare thee but to breathe upon my love.
77m. Sir FaIentine, I care not for her, I.
I hold him but a fool that will endanger
His body for a girl that loves him not:
I claim her not; and therefore she is thine.
Duke. The more degenerate and base art thou,
To make such means for her as thou hast done,
And leave her on such slight conditions.
Now, by the honour of my ancestry,
I do a plaud thy spirit, Valentine,
And t ink thee worthy of an empress' love :
Know then, I here forget all former griefs,
Cancel all grudge, repeal thee home again,
Plead a new state in thy unrival'd merit,
V al. I thank your grace; the gift hath made me happy.
I now beseech you, for your daughter's sake,
To grant one boon that I shall aik of you.
Duke. I grant it for thine own, whate'er it be.
7 al. These banish'd men that I have kept withal,
Are men endu'd with worthy qualities:
Forgive them what they have committed here,
And let them be recalled from their exile.
They are reformed, civil, full of good,
And sit for great employment, worthy lord.
Duke. Thou hast prevail'd; I pardon them and thee;
Dispose of them as thou know'st their deserts.
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