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that Angelo knows not: for he this very day. Clo. O, the better, sir ; for he that drinks receives letters of strange tenor ; perchance, all night, and is hang'd betimes in the mornof the duke's death; perchance, entering into ing, may sleep the sounder all the next day. some monastery; but, by chance, nothing of

- Enter Duke i ml what is writ. Look, the unfolding star calls Abhor. Look you, sir, here comes your up the shepherd : Put not yourself into ghostly father ; Do we jest now, think you? amazement, how these things should be : all difficulties are but easy when they are known. hearing how hastily you are to depart, I am

Duke. Sir, induced by my charity, and Call your executioner,and off with Barnardine's come to advise you, comfort you, and pray head': I will give him a present shrift, and with you. advise him for a better place. Yet you are Barnar. Friar, not I; I have been drinking amazed ; but this shall absolutely resolve you. hard all night, and I will have more time to Come away; it is alınost clear dawn. (Exeunt, prepare me, or they shall beat out my brains SCENE III. Another Room in the same. with billets: I will not consent to die this L'Enter Clown.

day, that's certain... 11 Clo. I ain as well acquainted bere, as I was

. Duke. O, sir, you must: and therefore, I in our house of profession: one would think,

beseech you,

1,11 +*).! it were mistress Overdone's own house, for Look forward on the journey you shall go. here be many of her old customers. First, Barnar. I swear, I will not die to-day fop

young master Rash; he's in for a comany man's persuasion. modity of brown paper and old ginger, nine- . Duke. But hear you, score and seventeen pounds; of which he Barnar. Not a word; if yoq have any made five marks, ready money: narry, then, thing to say to me, come to my ward; for ginger was not much in request, for the old thence will not I to-day. , (Eritola women were all dead. Then, is there here

Enter Provost. one master Caper, at the suit of master Three- Duke. Unfit to live,or die: 0,gråvel heart! pile the mercer, for some four suits of pench-After bim, fellows'; bring him to the block. colonr'd satin, which now peaches him a ..11 (Exeunt ABHORSON and Clown. beggar. Then have we here young Dizy, Prov. Now,sir,how do you find the prisoner? 1 and young master Deep-vow, and master Duke. A creature upprépar'd, unmeet' for Copper-spur, and master Starve-lackey the And, to transport him in the mind heis, (death; rapier and dagger-man, and young Drop-heir Were damnable ind it? that kill'd lusty Pudding, and master Forth- Prov.: Here in the prison, father, right the tilter, and brave master Shoe-tie There died this morning of a cruel fever the great traveller, and wild Half-can that One Ragozine, a most notorious pirate, stabb’d. Pots, and, I think, forty more; all A man of Claudio'syears; his beard, and head, great doers in our trade, and are now for the Just of his colour: What if we do omitLord's sake.

apday, This reprobate, till he were welb inclined ; Enter ABHORSON.'.

And satisfy the deputy with the visage...! Abhor. Sirrah, bring Barnardine hither. Of Ragozine, inore like to Claudio (vides ! Clo. Master Barnardine! you must rise and Duke. 0, 'tis an accident that heaven pro. be hang'd, master Barnardine!

Despatch it presently ; the hour draws on Abhor. What, ho, Barnardine!

Prefix'd by Àngelo : See, this be done, Barnar. (Within.] A pox o'your throats! And sent according to command ; whiles I Who makes that noise there? What are you? Persuade this rude wretch willingly to die..

Clo. Your friends, sir; the hangman: You Prov. This shall be done, good father, must be so good, sir, to rise and be pat to death. El presently.; }

Barnar. (Within.] Away, you rogue, But Barnardine must die this afternoon: away; I am sleepy.

And how shall we continue Claudio, Abhor. Tell him, he must awake, and that to save me from the danger that might come, quickly too.

If he were known alive?

(holds, Clo. Pray, master Barnardine, awake till Duke. Let this be done;--Put them in secret you are executed, and sleep afterwards. Botla Barbardine and Claudio: Ere twice

Abhor. Go in to bim, and fetch him out. The sun hath made his journal greeting to
Clo. He is coming, sir, he is coming; I hear The under generation * , you shall find
bis straw rustle.

Your safety manifested.

Pror. I am your free dependant,
Abhor. Is the axe upon the block, sirrah ? Duke..

Quick, despatch, Clo. Very ready, sir....

And send the head to Angelo. [Exit Proyost. Barnar. How now, Abhorson ? what's the Now will I write letters to Angelo, (ients

The provost, he shall bear them,--whose conAbror. Truly, sir, I would desire you to Shall witness to him, I am near at home; clap into your prayers ; for, look you, the And that, by great injunctions, I am bound varrant's come.

To enter publicly: him I'll desire ( ) Burnar. You rogue, I have been driuking To meet me at the consecrated fount, all night, I am not fitted for't.

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By cold gradation and weal-balanced form, must be patient: I am fain lo dine and sup We shall proceed with Angelo.

with water and bran; I dare not for my head Re-enter Provost.

fill my belly; one fruitful meal would set me Prov. Here is the head; I'll carry it myself. to't: 'But they say the duke will be here to

Duke. Convenientis it: Make a swift return; niorrow. By my troth, Isabel, I lov'd thy For I would commune with you of such things, brother: if the old fantastical' duke of dark That want no ear but yours.

corners had been at home, he had lived. Prov. P'll make alt speed. [Exit.

[Exit IsabELLA. Isab. [Within.] Peace, ho, be here ! (know, Duke. Sir, the duke is 'marvellous little

Duke. The tongue of Isabel:-She's come to belolden to your reports ; but the best is, le
If yet her brother's pardon be come hither; lives not in them.
But I will keep her ignorant of her good, Lucio. Friar, thou knowest not the duke
To make her heavenly comforts of despair, so well as I do: he's a better woodman than
When it is least expected.

thou takest him for.
Enter Is ABBULA.

Duke. Well, you'll answer this one day. Isab, Ho, by your leave. [cious daughter. Fare ye well. Duke. Good morning to you, fair and gra. Lucio. Nay, tarry; I'll go along with thee; Isab. The better, given me by so holy a man. I can tell thee pretiy tales of the duke..!! Hath yet the depaty sent my brother's pardon? Duke. You have told me too many of him

Duke. Hehath releas'd him, Isabel, from the already, sir, if they be true ; if not true, none His head is off, and sent to Angelo." (world; were enough. Isab. Nay, but it is not so..

Lucio. I was once before him for getting a Duke.

It is no other: 1, wench with child. Show your wisdom, daughter, in your close Duke. Did yon such a thing? :. patience.

[eyes. Lucio. Yes, marry, did I : but was fain to Isab. O, I will to him, and pluck out his forswear it; they would else bave married me Duke. You shall not be admitted to his sight. to the rotten medlar. Isab. Unhappy Claudio! Wretched Isabel! Duke. Sir, your company is fairer than Injurious world I Most damned Angelo! (jot: honest : Rest you well.

Duke. This nor hurts him, nor profits you a Lucio. By my troth, I'll go with thee to Forbear it therefore;give your cause to heaven. the lane's end: If bawdy talk , offend you, Mark what I say; which you shall find we'll have very little of it: Nay, friar, I am By every syllable, a faithful verity: a kind of burr, I shall stick. - [Exeunt. The duke comes home to-morrow;-nay, dry SCENE IV; "A Room in Angelo's House.

your eyes ; + One of our convent, and his confessor,

Enter ANGELO and ESCALUS. Gives methis instance: Already he hath carried Escal. Every letter he hath writ hath disNotice to Escalus and Angelo;

vouch'd I other. Who do prepare to meet him at the gates, Ang In most uneven and distracted man. There to give up their power. It you can, ner. His actions show much like to madness : pace your wisdom

Pray heaven, his wisdom be not tainted! And In that good path that I would wish it go; why meet him at the gates, and re-deliver And you shall

have your bosom*on this wretch, our authorities there? Grace of the duke revenges to your heart,

Evcal. I guess not. And general honour.

Ang. And why should we proclaim it in Isab.

I am directed by you. ' an hour before his entering, that, if any crave Duke. This letter then to friar Peter give; redress of injustice, they should exhibit their 'Tis that he sent me of the duke's return :: petitions in the street ? Say, by this token, I desire his company Escal. He shows his reason for tbat: to At Mariana's house to-night. Her cause, and have a despatch of complaiuts, and to deliver yours,

1 us from devices hereafter, which shall then I'll perfect him withal; and he shall bring you have no power to stand against us. (claim'd: Before the Duke; and to the head of Angelo Ang. Well, I beseech y let it be proAccuse him home, and home. For my poor self, Betimes if the morn, I'll call, Ju at your house : I am combined by a sacred vow, [letter: Give notice to euch men of sort and suits, And shall be absent. Wendt you with this As are to meet him. Command these fretting waters from your eyes

Escul. I shall, sir: fare you well. (Exit. With a light heart; trust not my holy order, Auig. Good night.

(pregnant, If I pervert your course. Who's here? This deed unshapes me quité, makes me in. Enter LUCIO.

And dull to all proceedings. A deflower'd maid! Lucio.

Good even ! And by an eminent body, that enforc'd Friar, where is the provost?

The law against it. But that her tender shame Duke.

Not within, sir. Will not proclaim against her maiden loss, Lucio. 0, pretty Isabella, I am pale at How might she tongue me? Yet reason dares ti mine heart, to see thine eyes so red: thon inscher -no: • Your heart's desire. + Go.

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That no particular scandal once can touch, Duke. I thank thee, Varrius ; thou hast
But it confounds the breather to He should made good baste :

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(sense, Come, we wilt walk : There's other of our Save that his riotous youth, with dangerous Will greet as here anon, my gentle Yarrios. Might, in the times to come, have ta'en revenge,

(Exeunt. By so receiving a dishonour'd life, [had liy'd! SCENE VI. Street near the City Gate. With ransome of anch shame. Would yet he Enter ISABELLA and MARIANA. Alack, when once our grace we have forgot, *** Isab. To speak so indirectly, I am loath ; Nothing goes right; we would, and we would I would say the truth; but to accuse him so, nit.

siy v Exit. That is your part: 'yet I'm advis’d to do it; SCENE V. Fields without the Town. He says, to veil fulls purpose.


Be rul'd by him. {ture
Enter Duke in his own hal it, and Friar

Isab. Besides, he tells me, that, if peradven

He speak against me on the adverse side, Duke. These letters at fit time deliver me. I should not think it strange; for 'tis a physic,

[Giving letters: That's bitter to sweet end. The provost knows our purpose, and our plot

. Mari. I would, friar Peter. 41 The matter being afoot, keep your instruction, Isab.

O, peace; the friar is come. And hold you ever to our special drift;

Enter Friur Peter. Though sometimes you do blench from this **F. Peter, Come, I have found you out a to that,

stand most fit,

As cause doth minister. Go, call at Flavius? Where you may have such vantage|| on the
And tell him where I stay: give the like notice, He shall not pass you; Twice have the trum-
To Valentinus, Rowland, and to Crassus, V pets sounded;
And bid them bring the trumpets to the gate ; | The generons and gravest citizens
But send me Flavius first.

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Isab. Jøstice, 0, royal duke! Vaill your MARIAN is an und PETER, O worthy prince, dishonour not your eye

Upon a wrong'd, I'd fain have said, a maid ! at a distance. Enter at opposite doors. By throwing it on any other object, DUKE, VARRius, Lords; ANGELO, Esca: Túl you have heard me in my true complaint, Lus, Lucio, Provost, Officers, *, Citizens, And given me, justice, justice, justice, justice! Duke. My very worthy cousin, fairly met:- Duke. Relate your wrongs : In what? By Our old and faithful friend, we are glad to see i whom? Be brief: you.

(royal grace! Here is lord Angelo'shall give you justice ; Ang, and Escal. Happy return be to your Reveal yourself to him. Duke. Many and hearty. thankirgs to you


0, worthy duke, both;

You bid me seek redemption of the devil: We have made inquiry of yon; and we hear Hear me yourself; for that which I must speak Such guodness of your justice, that our soul Must either punish me, not being believ'd, Cannot buc yield you forth to public thanks, Or wring redress from you: hear me, 0, hear Forerunning more requital.

me, here.

[firm: Ang. You make my bonds still greater. Ang. My lord, her wits, I fear me, are not Duke. (, yonr desert speaks loud and I she hath been a buitor to me for her brother, should wrong ito'y iyo!

Cut off by course of justice: To lock it in the wards of covert bosom, Isab.

I By course of justice! When it deserves with characters of brass !! Ang; And she will speak most bitterly, and A forted residence,'gainst the tooth of time,


(I speak : And razure of oblivion: Give me your hand Isab. Most strange, but yet most truly, will And let the subject see, to make them know That Angelo's forsworn ; is it not strange? That outward courtesies would fnin proclaim That Angelo's a murderer; i'st not strange? Favours that keep within--Come, Escalus; That Angelo is an adulterous thief, You must walk by us on our other hand ;- An hypocrite, a virgin-violator; And good supporters are you." **** Is it not strange, and strange?

nd ISABELLA come forward. Duke. 19! Nay, ten times strange. E. Peter. Now is yonr time; speak loud,

Isab. It is not truer he is Angelo, and kneel before him.

Than this iš all ás true as it is strange:" il • Credit unqyestionable. Just Utterer. Start off., 149 $ Avavfal.

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Nay, it is ten times true; for truth is truth (For this was of much length;) the vile conTo the end of reckoning.

clusion - 11 Duke. Away with her :-Poor soul1 now begin with grief and sbame to’utter: She speaks this in the infirmity of 'sense. He would not, but by gift of my chaste body Isab. o prince, I conjure thee, as thóg To his concapk cible intemperate luist, (ment, believ'st

Release 'my brother ; and, after much debateThere is another comfort than this world, My sisterly remorse i confutes mine honon, That thou; neglect me not, withi tbat opinion | Aha! I did yield to him: But the next morn That I am touch'd with madạess: make not9.9 betimes, impossible

[sible, His'purpose' surfeiting, he sends a warrant That which but seems unlike : 'tis not impos: For my poor brother's head. But one, the wickelșt caitiff on the ground, . Duke. A uns 2.51. This is most likely ! May seem as shy, as grave, as just, as absolute, Isab. O, that it were as like, as it is true! As Angelo; even so may Angelo, I

Duke. By heaven, fond s wretch, thon In all his dressings * characts, titles, forms,' know'st not what thou speak’st; Be an arch-villain: believe it, royal prince, Or else thou art suborna against his honour, If he be less, he's nothing; but he's more, In hateful practicel : First, bis integrity T Had I more name for badness. i i.

Stands without blemishi:-next, it imports po

.{: By mine. honesty, reason, If she be mad, (aş I believe no other,) That with such vehemency he should pursue Her madness hath the oddest frame of sense, Faults properto bimself: if he had so offended, Such a dependency of thing on thing, He would have weigh'd thy brother by himself, de As e'er I heard in madness.

And not have chit him

off? Some one hath set Isab.

O, gracious duke,
Harp not on that; nor do not banish reason Confess the truth, and say by whose advice
For inequality: but let your reason serve Thou cam't' here to complain,
To make the truth appear, where it seems bid; Isab,

And is this all? And hide the false, seems true.

Then, oh, 'you blessed ministers above, Duke.

Many that are not mad, Keep me in patience; and, with ripen’d time, Have, sure, more lack of reason.-What Unfold the evil which is here wrapt up would you say?

In countenance !-Heaven shield your grace Isab. I am the sister of one Claudio, Condenin'd upon the act of fornication As I, thus wrong'd, hence unbelieved go! To lose bis head; condemn'd by Angelo: Duke. I know, you'd lain be gone :- An I, in probation of a sisterhood, i.

officer ! Was sent to by my brother; One Lucio, To prison with her :- Shall we thos permit As then the messenger ;

A blasting and a' scandalous breath to fall Lucio.

That's 1, an't like your grace: On him so near us?, This needs must be a I canie to her from Claudio, and desir'd her practice. To try ber gracious fortune with lord Angelo, Who knew of your intent, and coming bither? For her poor brother's pardou.

- Isab. One that I would were here, friar Isab,

That's he, indeed. Lodowick... tis [that Lodowick? Duke. You were not bid to speak.

Duke:A ghostly father, belike:- Who knows Lucio.

No, my good lord ; Lucio. My lord, I know bim; 'tis a med Nor wish'd to hold my peace.

dling friar; 1 1

[lord, tu Duke.

I wish, you now then I do not like the man: had he been lay, my Pray you, take note of it: and when yon have For certain words he spake against your grace A business for yourself, pray heaven, you then In yoar retirement, I had swingdFhim sonndly. Be perfectil

Duke. Words against me? This' a good friar, Lucio. I warrant your honour.

belike! Duke. The warrant's for yourself; take beed And to set on this wretched woman here Isab. This gentleman told somewhat of my Against our substitute!--Let this friar be fonnd. Lucio. Right.

(tale. Lucio. But yesternight, ' my lord, she apdailos Duke. It may be right; but you are in the w that friar wrong

I saw them at the prison : a saucy friar,
To speak before your time.-Proceed. A very scurvy fellow..

I went F. Peter. Blessed be your royal grace! To this pernicious castiff deputy.

I have stood by, my lord, avd I have heard Duke. That's somewhat madly spoken. Your royal ear abus'd: First, hath this wonjan

Pardon it; Most wrongfully accus'd your substitute; The phrase is to the matter.

Who is as free from touch or soil with her, Duke. Mended again: the matter ;-Proceed. As she from one ungot: Isab. In brief,- toset the needless process by, . Duke.

We did believe no lese. How I persyaded, how I pray'd, and kneelid, Koow you that friar Lodowick, that she speaks How he refellat me, and how I reply'd; is of ? tusi » Habits and characters of office. + Refuted 1 Pity: ♡ Foolish.

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F. Peter. I know him for a man divine and Duke.

No? you say, your husband. Not scurvy, nor a temporary meddler, (holy; Mari. Why, just, my lord, and that is Angelo, As he's reported by this gentleman;

Who thinks, he knows, that he ne'er knew my And, on my trust, a man that never yet

body, Did, as le vouches, misreport your grace. But knows, he thinks, that he knows Isabel's. Lucio. My lord, most villanously ; believe Ang. This is a strange abuse $:-Let's see thy it. [clear himself;


(unmask. (Unveiling. F. Peter. Well, he in time may come to Mari. My husband bids me; now I will But at this instant he is sick, my lord,

This is that face, thou crnel Angelo, [ing on: Of a strange fever: Upon his mere * request, Which, once thou sworst, was worth the look. (Being come to knowledge that there was This is the band, which, with a vow'd contract, complaint

Was fast belock'd in thine : this is the body Intended 'gainst lord Angelo,) came 1 hither, That took away the match from Isabel, To spcak, as from his month, what he doth know And did supply thee at thy garden-house, Is trne, and false ; and what he with his oath, In her imagined person. And all probation, will make up full clear, Duke.

Know you this woman? Whensoever he's convented t. First, for this Lucio. Carnally, she says. (To jnstify this worthy nobleman, (woman;


Sirrah, no more. So vulgarly I and personally accus’d,)

Lucio. Enough, my lord. (woman; Her shall you hear disproved to her eyes, Ang. My lord, I must confess, I know this Till she herself confess it.

And, five years since, there was some speech Duke.

Good friar, let's hear it. of marriage [ISABELLA is carried off, guarded; Betwixt myself and her; which was broke off,

and MARIANA comes forward. Partly, for that her promised proportions Do yon not smile at this lord Angelo?

Came short of composition : but, in chief, heaven! the vanity of wretched fools ! For that her reputation was disvalued Give ns some seats.- Come, cousin Angelo ; In levity: since which time of five years, In this I'll be impartial; be yon judge I never spake with her, saw her, nor heard of your own cause.--Is this the witness, friar? Upon my faith and honour. [from her, First, let her show her face; and, after, speak.


Noble prince, Mari. Pardon, my lord; I will not show As there comes light from heaven, and words Until my husband bid me. (my face, from breath,

What, are you married As there is sense in truth, and truth in virtus, Mari. No, my lord.

I am affianc'd this man's wife, as strongly Are you a maid?

As words could make np vows: and, my good No, my lord. lord,

(house, Duke. A widow then?

But Tuesday night last gone, in his gardenMari.

Neither, my lord. He knew me as a wife: As this is true

Why, you Let me in safety raise me from my knees; Are nothing then :-Neither maid, widow, or else for ever be confixed here, nor wife?

A marble monument ! Lucio. My lord, she may be a punk; for Ang.

I did but smile till now; many of them are neither maid, widow, nor Now, good my lord, give me the scope of wife.

(some cause justice; Duke. Silence that fellow: I would, he had My patience here is touch'd: I do perceive, To prattle for himself.

These poor informal women are no more Lucio. Well, my lord.

[married; But instruments of some more mightier mem.
Mari, My lord, I do confess I ne'er was ber,
And, I confess, besides, I am no maid : That sets them on: Let me have way, my lord,
I have known my husband; yet my husband To find this practice ** ont.
That ever he knew me.

[knows not,

Ay, with my heart; Lucio. He was drunk then, my lord; it can And punish them unto your height of pleasure.-be no better,

Thou foolish friar; and thon pernicious woman, Duke. For the benefit of silence, 'would Compact with her that's gone! think'st thon, thon wert so too.

thy oaths,

[saint, Lucio. Well, my lord.

Though they would swear down each particular Duke. This is no witness for lord Angelo. Were testimonies against his worth and credit, Muri, Now I come to't, my lord :

That's seal'd in approbation ?-You, lord EsShe, that accuses him of fornication,

calus, la sell-same manner doth accuse my husband; Sit with my consin; lend him your kind pains And charges him, my lord, with such a time, To find out this abuse, whence'tis deriv'd.When I'll depose I had him in mine arms, There is another friar that set them on; With all the effect of love.

Let him be sent for.

(he, indeed, Ang,

Charges she more than me? F. Peter. Would he were here, my lord; for Mari. Not that I know.

Hath set the women on to this complaint:
• Simple.
+ Convened.
| Publicly.

Her fortnne fell short.


** Conspiracy.


Duke. Mari.


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