Hope Is A Lover’s Staff [Shakespeare For You]

🎭 Hope is a lover’s staff; walk hence with that 
And manage it against despairing thoughts.

— Proteus, Two Gentlemen of Verona 3-1


Proteus the traitor to his best friend sends him away with the mask of the best friend.  But the phrase itself is very nice and gives us strong hope.

How shall I play this?

With hearty encouragement, partially out from guilt.

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