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The Two Gentlemen of Verona
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The Two Gentlemen of Verona
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  • There is a lady of Verona here, Whom I affect; but she is nice, and coy, And nought esteems my aged eloquence.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • To be in love, where scorn is bought with groans; Coy looks with heart-sore sighs; one fading moment's mirth With twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights: If haply won, perhaps a hapless gain; If lost, why then a grievous labour won: However, but a folly bought with wit, Or else a wit by folly vanquished.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: coy about her intentions
as in: a coy, flirtatious smile
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