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.
5Keep this remembrance for thy Julia’s sake.
Why, then, we’ll make exchange; here, take you this.
He gives her a ring.
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
10Wherein 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;
15That tide will stay me longer than I should.
What, gone without a word?
Ay, so true love should do; it cannot speak,
For truth hath better deeds than words to grace it.