The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Valentine is getting ready to go away Verona for Milan for you to expand his horizons. He begs his ally, Proteus, to return with him, yet Proteus is in love with Julia, and refuses to depart. disillusioned, Valentine bids Proteus farewell and is going on by myself.

Meanwhile, Julia is discussing Proteus along with her maid, Lucetta, who tells Julia that she thinks Proteus is keen on her. Julia, in spite of the fact that, acts coyly, embarrassed to confess that she likes him.

Lucetta then produces a letter; she is going to no longer say who gave it to her, yet teases Julia that it was once Valentine's servant, velocity, who introduced it from Proteus.

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