I have no other but a woman's reason
"I have no other but a woman's reason:
I think him so, because I think him so."
Lucetta, Julia's woman in waiting, has answered Julia's question
about who she thinks is the best among the eligible suitors
presently seeking her hand. There is Sir Eglamour, a fine knight;
the wealthy Sir Mercatio; and finally Proteus, one of the two
gentlemen of Verona. Lucetta prefers Proteus, who has just sent a
love letter to Julia, but she cannot say why. Julia, who is
secretly in love with Proteus, is resolute in wanting to hide this
knowledge from everyone. She makes a great show of tearing his
letter apart, unread, but having second thoughts, she scurries
around on her hands and knees picking up the torn pieces so that
she can read it.