SCENE IIVerona. JULIA'S house.
Enter PROTEUS and JULIA.
Have patience, gentle Julia.
I must, where is no remedy.
When possibly I can, I will return.
If you turn not, you will return the sooner.
Keep this remembrance for thy Julia's sake.
[Giving a ring.
Why, then, we'll make exchange;
here, take you this.
And seal the bargain with a holy kiss.
Here is my hand for my true constancy;
And when that hour o'erslips me in the day (10)
Wherein I sigh not, Julia, for thy sake,
The next ensuing hour some foul mischance
Torment me for my love's forgetfulness
My father stays my coming; answer not;
The tide is now: nay, not thy tide of tears;
That tide will stay me longer than I should.
Julia, farewell! [Exit Julia.
What, gone without a word?
Ay, so true love should do: it cannot speak;
For truth hath better deeds than words to
grace it. Enter PANTHINO.
Sir Proteus, you are stay'd for. (20)
Go; I come, I come.
Alas! this parting strikes poor lovers dumb. [Exeunt.