• Enter VALENTINE, SYLVIA, THURIO, and SPEED

    SYLVIA

    Servant!

    VALENTINE

    Mistress?

    SPEED

    Master, Sir Thurio frowns on you.

    VALENTINE

    Ay, boy, it’s for love.

    SPEED

    5Not of you.

    VALENTINE

    Of my mistress, then.

    SPEED

    ’Twere good you knocked him.
    Exit SPEED

    SYLVIA

    Servant, you are sad.

    VALENTINE

    Indeed, madam, I seem so.

    THURIO

    10Seem you that you are not?

    VALENTINE

    Haply I do.

    THURIO

    So do counterfeits.

    VALENTINE

    So do you.

    THURIO

    What seem I that I am not?

    VALENTINE

    15Wise.

    THURIO

    What instance of the contrary?

    VALENTINE

    Your folly.

    THURIO

    And how quote you my folly?

    VALENTINE

    I quote it in your jerkin.

    THURIO

    20My “jerkin” is a doublet.

    VALENTINE

    Well, then, I’ll double your folly.
  • VALENTINE, SYLVIA, THURIO, and SPEED enter.

    SYLVIA

    Servant!

    VALENTINE

    Mistress?

    SPEED

    Master, Sir Thurio is frowning at you.

    VALENTINE

    Yes, boy, it’s because he’s in love.

    SPEED

    Not with you.

    VALENTINE

    With my mistress, then.

    SPEED

    It would be good if you punched him.
    SPEED exits.

    SYLVIA

    Servant, you are sad.

    VALENTINE

    Indeed, madame, I seem to be.

    THURIO

    It seems you’re sad when you are not?

    VALENTINE

    As it happens, I seem to be something I’m not.

    THURIO

    Just like a fake.

    VALENTINE

    You also seem to be something you’re not.

    THURIO

    What do I seem like that I am not?

    VALENTINE

    Wise.

    THURIO

    What proof do you have to the contrary?

    VALENTINE

    Your foolishness.

    THURIO

    And what do you know of my foolishness?

    VALENTINE

    Because you’re wearing a jerkin.

    jerkin

    A short coat.

    THURIO

    My “jerkin” is actually a doublet.

    doublet

    A jacket.

    VALENTINE

    Well, then, you’re doubly foolish.