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Vio. He did me kindness, sir; drew on my side ;

But, in conclusion, put strange speech upon me, SCENE ::- The Street before Olivia's House.

I know not what 'twas, but distraction.

Duke. Notable pirate' thou salt-water thief!
Enter Clown and FABIAN.

What foolish boldness brought thee to their mercies,
Fab. Now, as thou lov'st me, let me see his letter. Whom thou, in terms so bloody, and so dear,
Clo. Good master Fabian, grant me another request. Hast made thine enemies?
Fab. Any thing


O:sino, noble sir, Clo. Do not desire to see this letter.

Be pleas'd that I shake off these names you give me ; Fab. That is, to give a dog, and, in recompense, Antonio never yet was thief, or pirate, desire my dog again.

Though, I confess, on base and ground enough,

enemy. A witchcraft drew me hither :
Enter DUKE, VIOLA, and Attendants.

That most ingrateful boy there, by your side,
Duke. Belong you to the lady Olivia, friends? From the rude sea's enrag'd and foamy mouth
Clo. Ay, sir, we are some of her trappings. Did I redeem ; a wreck past hope he was :
Duke. I know thee well; How dost thou, my good His life I gave him, and did thereto add

My love, without retention, or restraint, Clo. Truly, sir, the better for my foes, and the All his in dedication : for his sake, worse for my friends.

Did I expose myself, pure for his love, Duke. Just the contrary; the better for thy friends. Into the danger of this adverse town; Clo. No, sir, the worse.

Drew to defend him, when he was beset; Duke. How can that be?

Where being apprehended, his false cunning, Clo. Marry, sir, they praise me, and make an ass (Not meaning to partake with me in danger,) of me; now my foes tell me plainly I am an ass: so Taught him to face me out of his acquaintance, that by my foes, sir, I profit in the knowledge of my. And grew a twenty-years-removed thing, self; and by my friends I am abused: so that, con- While one would wink; denied me mine own purse, clusions to be as kisses, if your four negatives make which I had recommended to his use your two affirmatives, why, then the worse for my Not half an hour before. friends, and the better for my foes.


How can this be? Duke. Why, this is excellent.

Duke. When came he to this town? Clo. By my troth, sir, no; though it please you to Ant. To-day, my lord; and for three months before, be one of my friends.

(No interim, not a minute's vacancy,) Duke. Thou shalt not be the worse for me; there's Both day and night did we keep company. gold.

Enter Olivia and Attendants. Clo. But that it would be double-dealing, sir, I would you could make it another.

Duke. Here comes the countess; now heaven walks Duke. 0, you give me ill counsel.

on earth. Clo. Put your grace in your pocket, sir, for this But for thee, fellow, fellow, thy words are madness : once, and let your flesh and blood obey it.

Three months this youth hath tended upon me; Duke. Well, I will be so much a sinner to be a But more of that añon. -Take him aside. double dealer; there's another.

Oli. What would my lord, but that he may not have, Clo. Primo, secundo, tertio, is a good play; and the Wherein Olivia may seem serviceable?— old saying is, the third pays for all: the tripler, sir, Cesario, you do not keep promise with me. is a good tripping measure ; or the bells of St. Ben- Vio, Madam? Det, sir, may put you in mind ; One, two, three.

Duke. Gracious Olivia, Duke. You can fool no more money out of me at

Oli. What do you say, Cesario ?-Good my this throw: if you will let your lady know, I am here

lord, to speak with her, and bring her along with you,

it Vio. My lord would speak, my duty hushes me. may awake my bounty further.

Oli. If it be aught to the old tune, my lord, Clo. Marry, sir, lullaby to your bounty, till I come It is as fat and fulsome to mine ear, again. I go, sir ; but I would not have you to think, As howling after music. that my desire of having is the sin of covetousness:


Still so cruel ? but, as you say, sir, let your bounty take a nap, I will

Oli. Still so constant, lord. awake it anon.

[Exit Clown.

Duke. What! to perverseness ? you uncivil lady,

To whose ingrate and unauspicious altars
Enter ANTONIO and Officers.

My soul the faithfull'st offerings hath breath'd out, Vio. Here comes the man, sir, that did rescue me. That e'er devotion tender'd! What shall I do?

Duke. That face of his I do remember well ; Oli. Even what it please my lord, that shall beYet, when I saw it last, it was besmear'd

come him. As black as Vulcan, in the smoke of war :

Duke. Why should I not, had I the heart to do it, A bawbling vessel was he captain of,

Like to the Egyptian thief, at point of death, For shallow draught, and bulk, unprizable; Kill what I love ; a savage jealousy, With which such scathful grapple did he make That sometime savours nobly?-But hear me this · With the inost noble bottom of our feet,

Since you to non regardance cast my faith, That very envy, and the tongue of loss,

And that I partly know the instrument Cry'd fame and honour on him - What's the matter? That screws me from my true place in your favour, i Ojf. Orsino, this is that Antonio,

Live you, the marble-breasted tyrant, still ; That took the Phænix, and her fraught, from Candy; But this your minion, whom, I know, you love, And this is he, that did the Tiger board,

And whom, by heaven I swear, I tender dearly, When your young nephew Titus lost his leg: Himn will I tear out of that cruel eye, ht.e in the streets, desperate of shame, and state, Where he sits crowned in his master's spite. — In private brabb e did we apprehend him.

Come, boy, with me; my thoughts are ripe in mischiet: I'll sacrifice the lamb that I do love,

Enter Sir Toby BELCH, drunk, led by th. Clown. To spite a raven's heart within a dove. (Going. Here comes sir Toby halting, you shall hear niore; Vio. And I, most jocund, apt, and willingly,

but if he had not been in drink, he would have To do you rest, a thousand deaths would die.


tickled you othergates than he did.

Duke. How now, gentleman ? how is 't with you? Oli. Where goes Cesario?

Sir To. That's all one; he has hurt me, and there's Vio

After him I love,

the end on't.-Sot, did'st see Dick surgeon, sot? More than I love these eyes, inore than my life,

Clo. O he's drunk, sir Toby, an hour agone ; his More, by all mores, than e'er I shall love wife: If I do feign, you witnesses above,

eyes were set at eight i'the morning.

Sir To. Then he's a rogue. After a passy-measure, Punish my life, for tainting of my love!

or a pavin, I hate a drunken rogue. Oli. Ah me, detested! how am I beguild! Vio. Who does beguile you ? who does do you wrong?

Oli. Away with him : Who hath made this havoc

with thein ? Oli. Hast thou forgot thyself? Is it so long ?Call forth the holy father. [Exit an Attendant.

Sir And. I'll help you, sir Toby, because we'll be

dressed together. Duke.

Come away. (To Viola. Oli. Whither, my lord ? Cesario, husband, stay. comb, and a knave ? a thin-faced knave, a gull ?

Sir To. Will you help an ass-head, and a coxDuke. Husband ?

Oli. Get him to bed, and let his hurt be look'd to. Oli.

Ay, husband, can he that deny ? Duke. Her husband, sirrah?

(Eseunt Clown, Sir Toby, and Sir AxDREW. Vio. No, my lord, not I.

Oli. Alas, it is the baseness of thy fear,
That makes thee strangle thy propriety :

Seb. I am sorry, madam, I have hurt your kinsFear not, Cesario, take thy fortunes up;

But, had it been the brother of my blood,

(man ; Be that thou know'st thou art, and then thou art I must have done no less, with wit, and safety. As great as that thou fear'st.—0, welcome, father! You throw a strange regard upon ine, and

By that I do perceive it hath offended you ;
Re-enter Attendant and Priest.

Pardon me, sweet one, even for the vows
Father, I charge thee, by thy reverence,

We made each other but so late ago. Here to unfold (though lately we intended

Duke. One face, one voice, one habit, and two To keep in darkness, what occasion now

A natural perspective, that is, and is not. (persons ; Reveals before 'tis ripe,) what thou dost know, Seb. Antonio, O my dear Antonio ! Hath newly past between this youth and me. How have the hours rack'd and tortur'd me. Priest. A contract of eternal bond of love,

Since I have lost thee. Confirm'd by mutual joinder of your hands,

Ant. Sebastian are you? Attested by the holy close of lips,


Fear'st thou that, Antonio ! Strengthen'd by interchangement of your rings; Ant. How have you made division of yourself!-And all the ceremony of this compact

An apple, cleft in two, is not more twin Seal'd in my function, by my testimony:

Than these two creatures. Which is Sebastian ! Since when, my watch hath told me, toward iny grave, Oli. Most wonderful ! I have travelled but two hours.

Seh. Do I stand there? I never had a brother: Duke. O, thou dissembling cub! what wilt thou be, Nor can there be that deity in my nature, When time hath sow'd a grizzle on thy case ? Of here and every where. I had a sister, Or will not else thy craft so quickly grow,

Whom the blind waves and surges have devourd That thine own trip shall be thine overthrow ? Of charity, what kin are you to ine? [To 11 s. Farewell, and take her; but direct thy feet, What countryman? what name? what parent! Where thou and I henceforth may never meet. Vio. Of Messaline : Sebastian was my fatları ; Vio. My lord, I do protest,

Such a Sebastian was my brother too, Oli.

0, do not swear; So went he suited to his watery tomb : Hold little faith, though thou hast too much fear. If spirits can assume both form and suit

You come to fright us. Enter Sir Andrew AGUE-CHEEK, with his head broke.


A spirit I am, indeed Sir And. For the love of God, a surgeon ; send But am in that dimension grossly clad, one presently to sir Toby.

Which from the womb I did participate. oli. What's the matter?

Were you a woman, as the rest goes even, Sir And. He has broke my head across, and has I should my tears let fall upon your cheek, given sir Toby a bloody coxcomb too: for the love of And say – Thrice welcome, drowned Viola : God, your help: I had rather than forty pound, I Vio. My father had a mole upon his brow. were at home.

Seb. And so had mine. Oli. Who has done this, sir Andrew ?

Vio. And died that day when l'iola from her birth Sir And. The count's gentleman, one Cesario: we Had number'd thirteen years. took him for a coward, but he's the very devil incar- Seb. O, that record is lively in my soul! dinate

He finished, indeed, his mortal act, Duke. My gentleman, Cesario?

That day that made my sister thirteen years. Sir And. Od's lifelings, here he is :- You broke l'io. If nothing lets to make us happy both my

head for nothing; and that that I did, I was set But this my masculine usurp'd aitire, on to do't by sir Toby.

Do not embrace me, wl each circumstance
Vio. Why do you speak to me? I never hurt you: 'Of place, time, fortune, do cohere, and jump,
You drew your sword upon me, without cause ; That I am Viola: which to confirm,
But I bespake you fair, and hurt you not.

I'll bring you to a captain in this town, Sir And. If a bloody corcomb be a hurt, you have Where lie iny maiden weeds; by whose gentle hear hurt me; I think, you set a thing by a luloody coxcomb. I was preserid, to serve this noble count:

Notorious wrong.

All the occurrence of my fortune since

And since you call'd me master for so long Hath been between this lady and this lord.

Here is my hand; you shall from this time be Seb. So comes it, lady, you have been mistook: Your master's mistress. [To Olivia. Oli,

A sister?—you are she. But nature to her bias drew in that. You would have been contracted to a maid;

Re-enter Fabian, with MalvoLIO. Nor are you therein, by my life, deceiv’d,

Duke. Is this the madman ? You are betroth'd both to a maid and man.


Av, mv lord, this same . Duke. Be not amaz'd; right noble is his blood.- How now, Malvojo ? If this be so, as yet the glass seems true,


Madam, you have done me wrong, I shall have share in this most happy wreck : Boy, thou hast said to me a thousand times, [To V10. Oli.

Have I, Malvolio ? no. Thou never should'st love woman like to me.

Mal. Lady, you have. Pray you, peruse that letter: Vio. And all those sayings will I over-swear;

You must not now deny it is your hand, And all those swearings keep as true in soul, Write from it, if you can, in hand, or phrase ; As doth that orbed continent the fire

Or say, 'tis not your seal, nor your invention : That severs day from night.

You can say none of this : Well, grant it then, Duke.

Give me thy hand; And tell me, in the modesty of honour, And let me see thee in thy woman's weeds. Why you have given me such clear lights of favour;

Vio. The captain, that did bring me first on shore, Bade me come smiling, and cross-gartered to you. Hath my maid's garments : he upon some action, To put on yellow stockings, and to frown. Is now in durance : at Malvolio's suit,

Upon sir Toby, and the lighter people :
A gentleman, and follower of my lady's.

And, acting this in an obedient hope,
Oli. He shall enlarge him:- Fetch Malvolio Why have you suffer'd me to be imprison'd,
And yet, alas, now I remember me, [hither :- Kept in a dark house, visited by the priest,
They say, poor gentleman, he's much distract. And made the most notorious geck, and gull,

That e'er invention play'd on ? tell me why.
Re-enter Clown, with a letter.

Oli. Alas, Malvolio, this is not my writing, A most extracting frenzy of mine own

Though, I confess, much like the character :
From my remembrance clearly banish'd his. But, out of question, 'tis Maria's hand.
How does he, sirrah ?

And now I do bethink me, it was she Clo. Truly, madam, be holds Belzebub at the stave's First told me, thou wast mad; thou cam’st in smiring, end, as well as a man in his case may do: he has liere And in such forms which here were presuppos’d writ a letter to you, I should have given it to you to. Upon thee in the letter. Pr'ythee, be content: day morning; but as a madman's epistles are no gos- This practice hath most shrewdly pass'd upon thee : pels, so il skills not much, when they are delivered. But, when we know the grounds and authors of it, Oli. Open it, and read it.

Thou shalt be both the plaintiff and the judge Clo. Look then to be well edified, when the fool Of thine own cause. delivers the madman:- By the Lord, madam,


Good madam, hear me speak; Oli. How now! art thou mad ?

And let no quarrel, nor no brawl to come, Clo. No madam, I do but read madness: an your Taint the condition of this present hour, ladyship will have it as it ought to be, you must Which I have wonder'd at. In hope it shall not, allow ror.

Most freely I confess, myself, and Toby, Oli Pr’ythee, read i'thy right wits.

Set this device against Malvolio here, Clo. So I do, madonna ; but to read his right wits, Upon some stubborn and uncourteous parts is to read thus: therefore perpend, my princess, and we had conceived against him : Maria writ give ear.

The letter, at sir Toby's great importance ; Oli. Read it you, sirrah.

[To Fabian. In recompense whereof, he hath married her. Fab. (reads.) By the Lord, mudam, you wrong me, How with a sportful mažice it was follow'd, and the world shall know it: though you have put me May rather pluck on laughter than revenge ; into darkness, and given your drunken cousin rule over If that the injuries be justly weigh’d, me, yet have I the benefit of my senses as well as your That have on both sides past. ladyship. I have your own letter that induced me to Oli. Alas, poor fool ! how have they baffled thee! the semblance / put on; with the which I doubt not but Clo. Why, some are born great, some achieve greatto do muself much right, or you much shame. Think ness, and some have greatness thrown upon them. I was of me as you please. I leave my duty a little unthought one, sir, in this interlude ; one sir Topas, sir ; bu! of, and speak out of my injury.

that's all one :-By the Lord, fool, I am not mad ;The madly-used Malvolio. But do you remember ? Madam, why Lugh you a: Oli. Did he write this?

such a barren rascal ? an you smile not, he's gagg'd: Clo. Ay, madam.

And thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges. Duke. This savours not much of distraction. Mal. I'll be revenged on the whole pack of you. Oli. See hiin delivered, Fabian ; bring him hither.

(Erit. [Erit Fabian. Oli. He hath been most notoriously abus'd. My lord, so please you, these things further thought

Duke. Pursue him, and entreat him to a peace To think ine as well a sister as a wife, [on, He hath not told us of the captain yet ; One day shall crown the alliance on't, so please you, When that is known and golden ţime convents, Here at my house, and at my proper cost

A solemn combination shall be made Duhe. Madam, I am most apt to embrace your Of our dear souls- Mean time, sweet sister, offer

(service done him, We will not part from bence.---Cesario, come ; You master quits you : [To Viota.] and, for your For so you shall be, while you are a man; So much against the mettle of your sex,

But, when in other habits you are seen, so far beneath your sort and tender breeding, Orsino's mistress, and his fancy's queen. [Exeunt

Cl. When that I was and a little tiny boy,

li'ish hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
A foolish thing was but a toy,

For the rain it raineth every day.
But when I came to man's estate,

With heu, ho, the wind and the rain,
Gainst knave and thiet men shut their gate,

for the rain it raineth overy day.
But when I came, alas ! to wive,

llith hey, ho, the wind and the rain,

By suaggering could I never thrive,

For the rain it raineth every day.
But when I came unto my bed,

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
ll'ith toss-puts still hud drunken head,
For the rain it raineth érery day.

the world begun,
With her, ho, the wind und ihe rain,
But thut's all one, our price is done,
And we'll strive to plense you every day.


A great while

This play is in the graver part elegant and easy, and in some comic; he is betrayed to ridicule merely by his pride. To of the lighter scenes exyuisitely hugorous. Ague-cheek is marriage of Olivia, and the succeeding perplexity, though wel. drawn wila great propriety, but his characier is, in a great enough contrived to divert on the stage, walls creu bility, and Weasure. that of walural fatuity, and is therefore pot the fails to produce the proper instrucuon required in the area proper prey of a satirist. l'he soliloquy of Malvolio is truly as it exhibits no just piciure of life.-JUHISUS.


This play was not printed till 1623.-Mr. Nalone supposes it to

have been written in 1603, The plot is found in Cinthio's Novels, Decad 8. Novel 5 - But

Shakspeare took the subject of his drama from an old play call:

ed Promos and Cassandra, written by George Whetstone, and published in 1578.A'hint, like a seed, is more or less prolific, according to the

qualities of the soil on which it is thrown. The story, which

in the hands of Whetstone produced little more than barren insipidity, under the culture of Shakspeare became lerule of entertainment. The curious reader will find that the old play of Promos and Cassandra, exhibits an almost complete embryo of Measure for Measure , yet the hints ou which it is forned are so slighi, that it is nearly as impossible to detect them, as it is to point out in the acord the future ramifications of the oak.-MALOXE

PERSONS REPRESENTED. Exceeds, in that, the lists of all advice

My strength can give you : Then no more remain: VICENTIO, Duke of Vieuna.

But that to your sufficiency, as your worth is able, ANGELO, lord depiity in the Duke's absence.

And let them work. The nature of our people, Escalus, an ancieni lord, joined with Angelo in the Our city's institutions, and the terms deputation.

For common justice, you are as pregnant in, CualDIO, 4 young gentleman.

As art and practice hath enriched any Lucio, a fantastic.

That we remenuber : There is our commission, Tuo other like gentlemen.

From which we would not have you warp.-r.' VARRIUS, a gentleman, servant to the Duke.

I say, bid come before us Angelo.-- (hither, Provost.

[ Exi: an Attendant. Tuomas, Peter, two friars.

What figure of us think you he will bear! A Justice.

For you must know, we have with special soul Elbow, a simple constable.

Elected him our absence to supply ; FROTH, a foolish gentleman.

Lent him our terror, drest him with our love; Cloun, servant to Mrs. Over-done.

And given his deputation all the organs ABHORSON, an esecutioner.

Of our own power : What think you of it? BARNARDINE, u dissolute prisoner.

Escal If any in Vienna be of worth ISABELLA, sister to ('laudio.

To undergo such ample grace and honoui MARIANA, betrothed to Angelo.

It is lord Angelo.
JULIET, belined by Claudio.

Mistress OVER-DONE, bawd.


Look, where he comes.

Ang. Always obedient to your grace's will. Lords, Gentlemen, Guards, Officers, and other

I come to know your pleasure.



There is a kind of characier in thy live,
That, to the observer, doth thy history
Fully unfold : Thyself and the belongings

Are not thine own so proper, as to waste

Thyself upon thy virtues, them on thee

Heaveri doth with us, as we with torches do ; SCENE I.-- An Apartment in the Duke's Palace.

Noc light them for themselves : for if our virtues

Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike Enter Duke, Escalus, Lords, and Attendants.

As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touch'a Duke. Escalus,-

But to fine issues : nor nature never lends Eson My lord

The smallest scruple of her excellence, Duke. Of government the properties to unfold, But, like a thrifty goddess, she determines Would seem in me to affect speech and discourse ; Herself the glory of a creditor, Sioce I am put to know, that your own science Both thanks and use. But I do bend my speec a

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To one that can my part in him advertise ;

Lucio. In any proportion, or in any language. Ilold therefore, Angelo;

1 Gent. I think, or in any religion. In our remove, be thou at full ourself :

Lucio. Ay! why not? Grace is grace, despite of al. Mortality and mercy in Vienna

controversy : As for example; Thou thyself art a Live in thy tongue and heart: Old Escalus, wicked villain, despite of all grace. Though first in question, is thy secondary:

1 Gent. Well, there went but a pair of sheers beTake thy cominission. Now, good my lord,

Lucio. I grant; as there may between the lists and Lei there be some more test made of my metal, the velvet : Thou art the list. Before so noble and so great a figure

1 Gent. And thou the velvet: thou art good velvet; Be stamp'd upon it.

thou art a three-pil'd piece, I warrant thee: I had as Duke. No more evasion :

lief be a list of an English kersey, as be pil'd as thou We have with a leaven'd and prepared choice art pild, for a French velvet. Do I speak feelingly Proceeded to you ; therefore take your honours. now! Our baste from hence is of so quick condition, Lucio. I think thou dost; and, indeed, with most That it prefers itself, and leaves unquestion'd painful feeling of thy speech: I will, out of thine Masters of needful value. We shall write to you, own confession, learns begin tlry health ; but whilst As time ar.d our concernings shall importune, I live, forget to drink after thee. How it goes with us; and do look to know

1 Gent think, I have done myself wrong; have What doth hefall you here. So, fare you well:

I not? To the hopeful execution do I leave you

2 Gent. Yes, that thou hast ; whether thou art Of vour commissions.

tainted, or free. Ang.

Yet, give leave, my lord, Lucio. Behold, behold, where madam Mitigation That we may bring you something on the way. comes! I have purchased as many diseases under Duke. My huste may not admit it;

her roof, as come to Nor need you, on mine honour, have to do

2 Gent. To what, I pray? With any scruple: your scope is as mine own: 1 Gent. Judge So to enforce, or qualify the laws

2 Gent. To three thousand dollars a year. As to your soul seems good. Give me your hand; 1 Gent. Ay, and more. 111 privily away: I love the people,

Lucio. A French crown more But do not like to stage me to their eyes :

1 Gent. Thou art always figuring diseases in me: Though it do well, I do not relish well

but thou art full of error; I am sound. Their loud applause, and aves vehement:

Luci. Nay, not as one would say, is althy, but Nor do I think the man of safe discretion,

so sound, as things that are hollo v: thy bones are That does affect it. Once more, fare you well. Hollow: impiety has made, a feast of thee. Ang. The heavens give safety to your purposes !

Enter Bawd.
Escal. Lead forth, and bring you back in happiness.
Duke. I thank you: Fare you well. [Erit.

1 Gent. How now? Which of your hups has the Escal. I shall desire you, sir, to give me leave

inost profound sciatica?

Bawd. Well, well; there's one yonder arrested, and To have free speech with you ; and it concerns me To look into the bottom of my place :

carried to prison, was worth five thousand of all.

i Gent. Who's that, I A power I have; but of what strength and nature


thee? I am not yet instructed.

Bawd. Marry, sir, that's Claudio, signior Claudio. Ang. 'Tis so with me :-Let us withdraw together,

1 Gent. Claudio to prison! 'tis not su. And we may soon our satisfaction have

Bawd. Nay, but I know, 'tis so : I saw hiin arrestTouching that point.

ed; saw him carried away; and, which is more, withEscal. I'll wait upon your honour.

in these three days his head's to be chopped off. [Ereunt.

Lucio. But, after all this fooling, I would not have

it so : Art thou sure of this? SCENE II.-A Street.

Bawd. I am too sure of it: and it is for getting Enter Lucio and two Gentlemen.

madam Julietta with chili Lucio. If the duke, with the other dukes, come not

Lucio. Believe me, this may be : he promised to to composition with the king of Hungary, why, then meet me two hours since ; and he was ever precise all the dukes fall upon the king.

in promise keeping. 1 Gent. Heaven grant us its peace, but not the

2 Gent. Besides, you know, it draws so.nething

near to the speech we had to such a purpose. king of Hungary's!

1 Gent. But most of all, agreeing with the procla. 2 Gent. Amen. Lucio. Thou concludest like the sanctimonious mation.

Lucio. Away ;

let's go

learn the truth of it. pirate, that went to sea with the ten commandments,

(Eseunt Lucio and Gentlemen. bu: scraped one out or the table.

Bawd. Thus, what with the war, what with the 2 Geni. Thon shall cot steal ?

sweat, what with the gallows, and what with poverty, Lucio. Ay, that he razed. 1 Gent Why, 'twas a commandment to command I am custom-shrunk. How now? what's the news

with you? the captain and all the rest from their functions ;

Enter Clown. they put forth to steal : There's not a soldier of us all, that, in the thanksgiving before meat, doth relish Co. Yonder man is carried to prison. the petition well that prays for peace.

Bawd. Well; what has he done?

Cle. A woman. 2 Gent. I never heard any soldier dislike it.

Lucio. I believe thee; for, I think, thou never Bawd. But what's his offence ? wast where grace was said.

Clo. Groping for trouts in a peculiar rivei. ? Gent. No! a dozen times at least

Bawd. What, is there a maid with child by him!

Clo. No; but there's a woman with maid brlim: 1 Gent. What' in metre?


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