Two Gentlemen of Verona

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Two Gentlemen of Verona is one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies.

The two gentlemen in the title, Proteus and Valentine, are sent by their fathers to the imperial court at Milan, where they both fall in love with the emperor's daughter Sylvia. Unfortunately, Proteus was already in love with his childhood friend Julia...

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Tropes used in Two Gentlemen of Verona include:

Proteus: Beshrew me, but you have a quick wit.
Speed: And yet it cannot overtake your slow purse.


Nay, I remember the trick you served me when I took my leave of Madam Silvia: did not I bid thee still mark me and do as I do? when didst thou see me heave up my leg and make water against a gentlewoman's farthingale? didst thou ever see me do such a trick?