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AS YOU LIKE IT..
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS.
Printed for R. CROWDER, C. WARE, and T. PAYNE,
DUKE of Milan, father to Silvia..
the Two Gentlemen..
Anthonio, father to Protheus.
Thurio, a foolish rival to Valentine.
Speed, a clownish fervant to Valentine.
Launce, the like to Protheus.
Panthion, fervant to Anthonio.
Julia, a lady of Verona, beloved of Protheus.
Silvia, the Duke of Milan's daughter, beloved of Valentine, Lucetta, waiting-woman to Julia.
The SCENE, fometimes in Verona; fometimes in Milan; and on the Frontiers of Mantua.
(1) VERON A.
SCENE, an open Place in Verona.
Enter VALENTINE and PROTHEUS.
EASE to perfuade, my loving Protheus; Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits; Were't not affection chains thy tender days To the fweet glances of thy honoured love, I rather would intreat thy company, To fee the wonders of the world abroad, Than (living dully fluggardized at home). Wear out thy youth with fhapelefs idleness.
(1) Mr Pope has obferved, that the ftyle of this comedy is lefs figurative, and more natural and unaffected than the greater part of our Author's plays, though fuppofed to be one of the firft he wrote. I muft obferve too, that as I take it to be one of his very worst, it happens to be freeft from accidental corruptions of the editors: which is the reafon that my Notes are fewer on this, than on any one of his other pieces.