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Lucio. Good even!
460 Friar, where is the provost ?
Duke. Not within, sir,
Lucio. Oh, prętty Isabella, I am pale at mine heart, to see thy eyes so red': thou must be patient; I am fain to dine and sup with water and bran; I dare not for my head fill my belly; one fruitful meal would set me to't: But they say the duke will be here to. morrow. By my troth, Isabel, I lov'd thy brother : if the old fantastiçal duke of dark corners had been at home, he had liy'd. [Exit ISABELLA.] .470
Duke. Sir, the duke is marvellous little beholden to your report; but the best is, he lives not in them.
Lucio. Friar, thou knoweșt not the duke so well as I do: he's a better woodman, than thou tak'st him. for.
Duke. Well, you'll answer this one day. Fare ye well.
Lúció. Nay, tarry; I'll go along with thee; I can téll thee pretty tales of the duke.
Duke. You have told me too many of him already, sir, if they be true ; if not true, none were enough.
Lucio, I was once before him for getting a wench with child.
Duke. Did you such a thing?
Lucio. Yes, marry, did I : but I was fain to forswear it: they would else have marry'd me to the rotten medlar,
: Duke. Sir, your company is fairer than honest : Rest you well.
Lucio. By my troth, I'll go with thee to the lane's end: if bawdy talk offend you, we'll have very
little of it: Nay, friar, I am a kind of burr, I shall stick.
Changes to the Palace. Enter ANGELO and ESCALUS.
Escal. Every letter he hath writ hath disvouch'd other. Ang. In most uneven and distracted manner.
His actions shew much like to madness; pray heaven, his wisdom be not tainted! And why meet him at the gates, and re-deliver our authorities there?
Escal. I guess not.
Ang. And why should we proclaim it in an hour before his entering, that, if any crave redress of injustice, they should exhibit their petitions in the street ? 501
Escal. He shews his reason for that': to have a dispatch of complaints ; "and to deliver us from devices “ hereafter, which shall then have no power to stand " against us."
Ang. Well; I beseech you, let it be proclaim'd:
Ang. Good night.
His , his
"" SCENE V.
“ Changes to the Fields without the Town. Enter Duke
in his own Habit, and Friar Peter,
“ [Giving letters.
“ Though sometimes you do blench from this to that,
... [Exit Friari
"Enter VARRIUS. ¢ Duke. I thank thee, Varrius; thou hast mäde
good haste: " Gome, we will walk : There's other of our friends “ Will greet us here anon, my gentle Varrius: 510
Isab. Io speak so indirectly, I am.loth; . “ I would say the truth; but to accuse him so, “ That is your part: yet. I'm advis'd to do it;
He says, to vail full purpose. äc*Mari. Be rul'd by him.
“ Isab. Besides, he tells me, that if peradventure " He spëak ağainst mé'oni'the adverse sidės "77.6 Sal Ishould not think it strange ; for ’tis a physick, « That's bitter to sweet end.
“ Maris I would; friar Peteris <*! Isab. Old, peace'; the friar is coñe.