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roclamation. Let him be but testimonied n bringings forth, and he shall appear, to us, a scholar, a statesman, and a soldier: » you speak unskilfully; or, if your knownore, it is much darken'd in your malice. Sir, I know him, and I love him. Love talks with better knowledge, and e with dearer love. Come, sir, I know what I know.

449 can hardly believe that, since you know not speak. But, if ever the duke return, (as s are he may) let me desire you to make er before him : If it be honest

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have u have courage to maintain it: I am call upon you; and, I pray' you, your

Lucio. Why? for filling a bottle with a tun-dish. “ I would, the dukc, we talk of, were return'd again": “this ungenitur'd agent will unpeople the province “ with continency; sparrows must not build in his " house-caves, because they are lecherous. The duke “ yet would have dark deeds darkly answered ; le “would never bring them to light: Would lie were "return'd! marry, this Claudio is condemn'd for wii

trussing." Farewel, good friar; I pr’ythce, pray for me. The duke, I say to thee again; would eat mutton on Fridays. He's now past it; yet, and I say to thee, he would mouth with a beggar, though she smelt brown bread and garlick: say, that I said Farewel.

[Exit.] 483 Duke. No might por greatness in mortality Can censure 'scape; back-wounding calumuy The whitest virtue strikes': What king so strong, Can tie the gall up in the slanderous tongue ? But who comes here?

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460 car you not. 7, you hope, the duke will return no ou imagine me too unhurtful an opposite. . I can do you little harm : "you'll for. gain. be hang’d first: thou art deceiv'd in me, no more of this: Canst thou tell, if 0-morrow, or no ? y should he die,

469 Lucio.

Enter ESCALUS, Provost, “ Bawd, and Officers. Escal. Go, away with her to prison. 489

« Bawod. Good my lord, be good to me; your " honour is accounted' a merciful man: good my « lord.

ip il « Escal. Double and treble' admonition, and still “ forfeit in the same kind ? this would make mercy

swear, and play the tyrant.2. .. 4:4 Prou. A bawd of eleven years continuance, may " at please your honour...

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sir?

Bawd. My lord, this is one Lucio's information “ against me: mistress Kate Keep-down was with si child by him in the duke's time, he promis'd her marriage;

his child is a year and quarter old, come Philip and Jacob; I have kept it myself; and see, “ how he goes about to abuse me.

503 “ Escal. That fellow is a fellow of much licence: « let him be call'd before us.--Away with her to pri" son: Go to; no more words. [Exeunt with the Bawd.Provost, my brother Angelo will not be alter'd; Claudio must die to-morrow ; let him be furnish'd with divines, and have all charitable preparation : if my brother wrought by my pity, it should not be so with him.

511 Prov. So please you, this friar has been with him, and advis’d him for the entertainment of death.

Escal. Good even, good father:
Duke. Bliss and goodness on you!
Escal. Of whence are you?
Duke. Not of this country, though my chance is

now
To use it for my time: I am a brother
Of gracious order, “ lately” come from the see,
In special business from his holiness.

Escal. What news abroad i' the world?

Duke. None, but that there is so great a fever on goodness, that the dissolution of it must cure it: novelty is only in request; and it is as dangerous to be aged, in any kind of course, as it is virtuous to be constant in any undertaking.. “ There is scarce truth ks enough alive, to make societies secure; but security

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Bawd. My lord, this is one Lucio's information gainst me: mistress Kate Keep-down was with ild by him in the duke's time, he promis'd her urriage; his child is a year and quarter old, come ilip and Jacob; I have kept it myself; and see, w he goes about to abuse me.

503 Escal. That fellow is a fellow of much licence :him be call'd before us.--Away with her to pri

. : Go to; no more words. [Exeunt with the Bawd." it, my brother Angelo will not be alter'd; o must die to-morrow: let him be furnish'd vines, and have all charitable preparation : if her wrought by my pity, it should not be so a.

311 So please you, this friar has been with him, sd him for the entertainment of death. Good even, good father. Bliss and goodness on you! Df whence are you? Vot of this country, though my chance is

enough, to make fellowships accurs’d:" Much upon .this riddle runs the wisdom of the world. This news is old enough, yet it is every day's news. I pray you, sir, of what disposition was the duke ?

532 Escal. One, that, above all other strifes, contended Especially to know himself.

Duke. What pleasure was he given to ?

Escal. Rather rejoicing to see another merry, than merry at any thing which profess'd to make him rejoice: a gentleman of all temperance.

But leave we him to his events, with a prayer they may prove prosperous ; and let me desire to know, how you find Claudio prepar'd? I am made to understand, that you have lent him visitation,

541 Duke. He professes to have received no sinister measure from his judge, but inost willingly humbles himself to the determination of justice: yet had le fram’d to himself, by the instruction of his frailty, many deceiving promises of life; which I, by' my good leisure, have discredited to him, and now is lie resolved to die.

Escal. You have paid “the lieavens your function, sw and” the prisoner the very debt of your calling. I have labour'd for the poor gentleinan, to the extreMest shore of my modesty ; but my brother justice have I found so severe, that he hath forc'd me to tell him, he is indeed-justice.

Duke. If his own life answer the straitness of his proceeding, it shall become him well; wherein if he chance to fail, he hath sentenc'd hiinself.

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520 rat news abroad i' the world? ne, but that there is so great a fever on at the dissolution of it must cure it: noin request; and'it is as dangerous to be sind of course, as it is virtuous to be y undertaking. There is scarce truth , to make societies secure; but security

af enough,

Escal. I am going to visit the prisoner": Fare you well,

[Exit. Duke. Peace be with you I!

560 He, who the sword of heaven will bear, Should be as holy as severe ; • Pattern in himself to know, “ Grace to stand, and virtue go ;" More nor less to others paying, Than by self-offences weighing. Shame to him, 'whose cruel striking Kills for faults of his own liking ! Twice treble shame on Angelo, To weed my vice, and let his grow! Oh, what may man within him hide, Though angel on the outward side.! “ How may that likeness, made in crimes, “ Making practice on the times, i, “ Draw' with idle spiders' strings. 6 Most pond'rous and substantial things!", Craft against vice I must apply: With Angelo to-night shall lye His old betrothed, but despis'd; So disguise shall, by the disguis'd, Pay with falshood false exacting, And perform an old contracting.

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the. Peace be with you ! who the sword of heaven will bear, Id be as holy as severe; tern in himself to know, ice to stand, and virtue go;" nor less to others paying, by self-offences weighing. to him, whose cruel striking or faults of his own liking ! reble shame on Angelo, I my vice, and let his grow! at may man within him hide, angel on the outward side! ray that likeness, made in crimes, s practice on the times, ; vith idle spiders' strings ond'rous and substantial things!" nst vice I must apply: elo to-night shall lye rothed, but despis'd;

shall, by the disguis’d,
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en an old contracting.

Take, ok, take those lips away,

" That so sweetly were forsworn ; * And those eyes,

the break of day, Lights that do mis-lead the morn; But my kisses bring again,

bring again, " Seals of love, but seal'd in pain,

** seal'd in vain.

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Mari. Break off thy song, and haste thee quick

away ; “ Here comes a man of comfort, whose advice “ Hath often still'd my brawling discontent."

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Enter Duke. * I cry you mercy, sir; and. well could wish, • You had not found me here so musical : « Let me excuse me, and believe me so,--My mirth it much displeas’d, but pleas'd my woe. Duke. 'Tis good : though musick oft hath such a

charm, « To make bad good, and good provoke to harm. CF I pray you, tell me, hath any body enquir'd for

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