E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Two Gentlemen of Verona.
The story of Proteus and Julia was borrowed from the pastoral romance of Diana, by George of Montemayor, a Spaniard, translated into English by Bartholomew Younge in 1598. The love adventure of Julia resembles that of Viola, in Twelfth Night.