That all this is true to Shakespeare appears from the fact that it is false to the character of Proteus.
And what see I on any side but the transmigrations of Proteus?
But the Sophist is the Proteus who takes the likeness of all of them; all other deceivers have a piece of him in them.
By Proteus, the old shepherd of the seals, you slumber uneasily.
Proteus rescues her, and threatens to resume his suit with violence.
Stress is strongly laid by the poet upon the fact that Proteus is of Egypt.
For it is Proteus who sends Menelaus back to the Gods whom he has neglected and offended.
He is to hear the Tale of Proteus and feel its purport in relation to his own discipline.
The interpretations which the story of Proteus has received are simply infinite.
He will present a phase of life not known to the East, not known to Egyptian Proteus.