Speeches (Lines) for Host
in "Two Gentlemen of Verona"

Total: 16

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1

IV,2,1659

(stage directions). [Enter, at a distance, Host, and JULIA in boy's clothes]

Host. Now, my young guest, methinks you're allycholly: I
pray you, why is it?


2

IV,2,1662

Julia. 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.


3

IV,2,1665

Julia. But shall I hear him speak?

Host. Ay, that you shall.


4

IV,2,1668

(stage directions). [Music plays]

Host. Hark, hark!


5

IV,2,1670

Julia. Is he among these?

Host. Ay: but, peace! let's hear 'em.
SONG.
Who is Silvia? what is she,
That all our swains commend her?
Holy, fair and wise is she;
The heaven such grace did lend her,
That she might admired be.
Is she kind as she is fair?
For beauty lives with kindness.
Love doth to her eyes repair,
To help him of his blindness,
And, being help'd, inhabits there.
Then to Silvia let us sing,
That Silvia is excelling;
She excels each mortal thing
Upon the dull earth dwelling:
To her let us garlands bring.


6

IV,2,1687

Host. Ay: but, peace! let's hear 'em.
SONG.
Who is Silvia? what is she,
That all our swains commend her?
Holy, fair and wise is she;
The heaven such grace did lend her,
That she might admired be.
Is she kind as she is fair?
For beauty lives with kindness.
Love doth to her eyes repair,
To help him of his blindness,
And, being help'd, inhabits there.
Then to Silvia let us sing,
That Silvia is excelling;
She excels each mortal thing
Upon the dull earth dwelling:
To her let us garlands bring.

Host. How now! are you sadder than you were before? How
do you, man? the music likes you not.


7

IV,2,1690

Julia. You mistake; the musician likes me not.

Host. Why, my pretty youth?


8

IV,2,1692

Julia. He plays false, father.

Host. How? out of tune on the strings?


9

IV,2,1695

Julia. Not so; but yet so false that he grieves my very
heart-strings.

Host. You have a quick ear.


10

IV,2,1697

Julia. Ay, I would I were deaf; it makes me have a slow heart.

Host. I perceive you delight not in music.


11

IV,2,1699

Julia. Not a whit, when it jars so.

Host. Hark, what fine change is in the music!


12

IV,2,1701

Julia. Ay, that change is the spite.

Host. You would have them always play but one thing?


13

IV,2,1705

Julia. I would always have one play but one thing.
But, host, doth this Sir Proteus that we talk on
Often resort unto this gentlewoman?

Host. I tell you what Launce, his man, told me: he loved
her out of all nick.


14

IV,2,1708

Julia. Where is Launce?

Host. Gone to seek his dog; which tomorrow, by his
master's command, he must carry for a present to his lady.


15

IV,2,1773

Julia. Host, will you go?

Host. By my halidom, I was fast asleep.


16

IV,2,1775

Julia. Pray you, where lies Sir Proteus?

Host. Marry, at my house. Trust me, I think 'tis almost
day.


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