• Enter SYLVIA, OUTLAWS

    FIRST OUTLAW

    Come, come,
    Be patient. We must bring you to our captain.

    SYLVIA

    A thousand more mischances than this one
    Have learned me how to brook this patiently.

    SECOND OUTLAW

    5Come, bring her away.

    FIRST OUTLAW

    Where is the gentleman that was with her?

    SECOND OUTLAW

    Being nimble-footed, he hath outrun us,
    But Moses and Valerius follow him.
    Go thou with her to the west end of the wood;
    10There is our captain. We’ll follow him that’s fled.
    The thicket is beset; he cannot scape.
    Exeunt all but FIRST OUTLAW and SYLVIA

    FIRST OUTLAW

    Come, I must bring you to our captain’s cave.
    Fear not; he bears an honorable mind
    And will not use a woman lawlessly.

    SYLVIA

    15O Valentine, this I endure for thee!
    Exeunt
  • SYLVIA enters, led by Outlaws.

    FIRST OUTLAW

    Come on, come on. Be patient. We must bring you to our captain.

    SYLVIA

    A thousand misfortunes worse than this one have taught me how to endure this patiently.

    SECOND OUTLAW

    Go on, take her away.

    FIRST OUTLAW

    the gentleman that was with her

    Meaning Eglamour.

    SECOND OUTLAW

    He was fast so he outran us, but Moses and Valerius are following him. Go with her to the west end of the woods. Our captain is there. We’ll follow the guy who fled. The woods are surrounded by our men—he cannot escape.
    They all exit, except the First Outlaw and Sylvia.

    FIRST OUTLAW

    Come on, I must take you to our captain’s cave. Don’t be afraid. He is an honorable man and will not rape you.

    SYLVIA

    Oh, Valentine, I endure all this for you!
    They exit.