Two Gentlemen of Verona
PROTEUS. The sheep for fodder follow the shepherd; the shepherd for food follows not the sheep: thou for wages followest thy master; thy master for wages follows not thee. Therefore, thou art a sheep.
SPEED. Such another proof will make me cry 'baa.'
PROTEUS. But, dost thou hear? gavest thou my letter to Julia?
SPEED. Ay, sir; I, a lost mutton, gave your letter to her, a laced mutton; and she, a laced mutton, gave me, a lost mutton, nothing for my labour.
PROTEUS. Here's too small a pasture for such store of muttons.
SPEED. If the ground be overcharged, you were best stick her.
PROTEUS. Nay, in that you are astray: 'twere best pound you.
SPEED. Nay, sir, less than a pound shall serve me for carrying your letter.
PROTEUS. You mistake; I mean the pound,--a pinfold.
SPEED. From a pound to a pin? fold it over and over, 'Tis t