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How now,

act

Drukce.
When must he die ?

Crowd to his presence, where their untaught lovo Prov. As I do think, to-morrow.-.

Must needs appear oftence. I have provided for you; stay a while,

[ To Juliet

Enter Isabella. And you shall be conducted.

fair maid? Duke. Repent you, fair one, of the sin you Isab. I am come to know your pleasure carry?

Ang. That you might know it, would much Juliet. I do; and bear the shame most pa-Than te demand what’tis. Your brother cannot

tiently. Duke. I'll teach you how you shall arraign

live. your conscience,

Isab. Even so ?—Heaven keep your honour! And try your penitence, if it be sound,

[Retiring Or hollowly put on.

Ang. Yet may he live awhile; and it may be,
Juliet
I'll gladly learn.

As long as you, or I: Yet he must die.
Duke. Love you the man that wrong'd you? Isab. Under your sentence ?
Juliet. Yes, as I love the woman that wrong'd Ang. Yea.
him.

Isab. When, I beseech you? that in his ro Duke. So then, it seems, your most offenceful prieve,

Longer, or shorter, he may be so fitted, Was mutually committed ?

That his soul sicken not. Juliet.

Mutually.

Ang. Ha! Fie, these filthy vices! It were as Duke. Then was your sin of heavier kind than good his.

To pardon him, that hath from nature stolen Juliet. I do confess it, and repent it, father. A man already made, as to remit Duke. 'Tis meet so, daughter: But lest you do Their saucy sweetness, that do coin heaven's repent,

image
Ås that the sin hath brought you to this shame,- In stamps that are forbid : 'tis all as easy
Which sorrow is always toward ourselves, not Falsely to take away a life true made,
heaven;

As to put metal in restrained means,
Showing, we'd not spare heaven as we love it, To make a false one.
But as we stand in fear,

Isab. 'Tis set down so in heaven, but not in Juliet. I do repent me, as it is an evil;

earth. And take the shame with joy.

Ang. Say you so ? then I shall pose you quickly. Duke.

There rest. Which had you rather, That the most just law Your partner, as I hear, must die to-morrow,

Now took your brother's life; or, to redeem him, And I am going with instruction to him. Give up your body to such sweet uncleanness, Grace go with you! Bencdicite ! [Erit. As she that he hath stain'd? Juliet. Must die to-morrow! 0, injurious love, Isab.

Sir, believe this, That respites me a life, whose very comfort 1 had rather give my body than my soul. Is still a dying horror!

Ang. I talk not of your sonl: Our compellid Prov. "Tis pity of him.

sins
[Exeunt. Stand more for number than account.
Isab.

How say you? SCENE IV. A Room in Angelo's House. Ang. Nay, I'll not warrant that; for I can Enter Angelo.

speak

Against the thing I say. Answer to this;Ang. When I would pray and think, I think 1, now the voice of the recorded law,

Pronounce a sentence on your brother's life: To several subjects: heaven hath my empty Might there not he a charity in sin, words;

To save this brother's life? Whilst my invention, hearing not my tongue, Isab.

Please you to do't, Anchors on Isabel : Heaven in my mouth, I'll take it as a peril to my soul, As if I did but only chew his name;

It is no sin at all, but charity. And in my heart, the strong and swelling evil

Ang. Pleas'd you to do't, at peril of your soul, Of my conception: The state, whereon I studied, Were equal poise of sin and charity. Is like a good thing, being often read,

Isab. That'I do beg his life, if it be sin, Grown feard and tedious; yea, my gravity, Heaven, let me bear it! you granting of my suit, Wherein (let no man hear me) I take pride, If that be sin, I'll make it my morn prayer Could I, with boot, change for an idle plume, To have it added to the faults of mine, Which the air beats for vain. O place! O form! And nothing of your answer. How often dost thou with thy case, thy habit, Ang.

Nay, but hear me: Wrench awe from fools, and tie the wiser souls. Your sense pursues not mine: either you are thy false seeming? Blood, thou still art blood!

ignorant, Let's write good angel on the devil's horn, Or seem so, craftily; and that's not good. 'Tis not the devil's crest

Isab. Let me be ignorant, and in nothing good, Enter Servant.

But graciously to know I am no betier.

Ang. Thus wisdom wishes to appear most How now, who's there?

bright, Serv.

One Isabel, a sister, When it doth tax itself: as these black masks Desires access to you.

Proclaim an enshield beauty ten times louder Ang

Teach her the way. Than beauty could display d.-But mark me;

[Exit Servant. To be received plain, I'll speak more gross: O heavens!

Your brother is to die.
Why does my blood thus muster to my heart; Isab. So.
Making both'it unable for itself,

Ang. And his offence is so, as it appears
And dispossessing all the other parts

Accountant to the law upon that pain.
Of necessary fitness?

Isab. True.
So play the foolish throngs with one that swoons; Ang. Admit no other way to save his life,
Come all to help him, and so stop the air (As I subscribe not that, nor any other,
By which he should revive: and even

But in the loss of question) that you, his sister,
The general, subject to a well-wish'd king, Finding yourself desir'd of such a person,
Quit

their own part, and in obsequious fondness Whose credit with the judge, or owu great places

and pray

Could fetch your brother from the manacles By yielding up thy body to my will;
of the all-binding law; and that there were Or else he must not only die the death,
No earthly mean to save him, but that either But thy unkindness shall his death draw out
You must lay down the treasures of your body To lingering sufferance: answer me to-morrow,
To this supposed, or else to let him suffer; Or, by the affection that now guides me most,
What would you do?

I'll prove a tyrant to him: As for you, leab. As much for my poor brother, as myself; Say what you can, my false o'erweighs your true. That is, Were I under the terms of death,

[Erit. The impression of keen whips I'd wear as rubies, Isab. To whom shall I complain? Did I tell this, And strip myself to death, as to a bed

Who would believe me? O perilous mouths, That longing I have been sick for, ere I'd yield That bear in them one and the selfsame tongue, My body up to shame.

Either of condemnation or approof! Ang.

Then must your brother die. Bidding the law make court'sy to their will; leab. And 'twere the cheaper way:

Hooking both right and wrong to the appetite, Better it were, a brother died at once,

To follow as it draws! I'll to my brother: Than that a sister, by redeeming him,

Though he hath fallen by prompture of the blood, Should die for ever.

Yet hath he in him such a mind of honour, Ang. Were not you then as cruel as the sentence that had he twenty heads to tender down That you have slander'd so?

On twenty bloody blocks, he'd yield them up, leab. Ignomy in ransom, and free pardon, Before his sister should her body stoop Are of two houses: lawful mercy is

To such abhorr'd pollution. Nothing akin to foul redemption.

Then, Isabel, live chaste, and, brother, die : Ang. You seem'd of late to make the law a More than our brother is our chastity. tyrant;

I'll tell him yet of Angelo's request, And rather prov'd the sliding of your brother And fit his mind to death, for his soul's rest. A merriment than a vice.

[Erit laab. O pardon me, my lord; it oft falls out, To have what we'd have, we speak not what we mean:

ACT III.
I something do excuse the thing I hate,

SCENE I. A Room in the Prison.
For his advantage that I dearly love.
Ang. We are all frail.

Enter Duke, Claudio, and Provost.
Isab.

Else let my brother die, Duke. So, then you hope of pardon from lord If not a feodary, but only he,

Angelo? Owe, and succeed by weakness.

Claud. The miserable have no other medicine, Ang.

Nay, women are frail too. But only hope : Isab. Ay, as the glasses where they view them. I have hope to live, and am prepar'd to die. selves;

Duke. Be absolute for death: either death or Which are as easy broke as they make forms.

life, Women !-Help, heaven! men their creation mar Shall thereby be the sweeter. Reason thus with In profiting by them. Nay, call us ten times frail;

life, For we are soft as our complexions are, If I do lose thee, I do lose a thing And credulous to false prints.

That none but fools would keep: a breath thou Ang:

I think it well: art, And from this testimony of your own sex, (Servile to all the skiey influences) (Since, I suppose, we are made to be no stronger That dost this habitation, where thou keep'st, Than faults may shake our frames) let me be Hourly afflict: merely, thou art death's fool? bold;

For him thou labour'st by thy flight to shun, I do arrest your words: Be that you are, And yet runn'st toward him still : Thou art not That is, a woman; if you be more, you're none;

noble; If you be one (as you are well express'd For all the accommodations that thou hear'st, By all external warrants,) show it now, Are nurs'd by baseness : Thou art by no means By pauting on the destin'd livery.

valiant ; Isah. I have no tongue, but one: gentle my lord, For thou dost fear the soft and tender fork Let me entreat you speak the former language.' Of a poor worm: Thy best of rest is sleep, Ang. Plainly conceive, I love you.

And that thou oft provok'st; yet grossly fear'st Isab. My brother did love Juliet; and you tell Thy death, which is no more. Thou art not thy.

me, That he shall die for it.

For thou exist'st on many a thousand grains Ang. He shall not, Isabel, if you give me love. That issue ont of dust : Happy thou art not ; Isab. I know, your virtue hath a license in't, For what thou hast not, still thou striv'st to get; Which seems a little fouler than it is,

And what thou hast, forget'st : Thou art not To pluck on others.

certain ; Ang

Believe me, on mine honour, For thy complexion shifts to strange affects, My words express my purpose.

After the moon : If thou art rich, thou art poor; leab. Ha! little honour to be much believed, For, like an ass, whose back with ingots bows, And most pernicious purpose !--seeming, seem- Thou bear'st thy heavy riches but a journey, ing

And death unloads thee: Friend hast thou none: I will proclaim thee, Angelo; look for't: For thine own bowels, which do call thee sire, Bign me a present pardon for my brother, The mere effusion of thy proper loins, Or, with an outstretch'd throat, I'll tell the world Do curse the gout, serpigo, and the rheum, Alond, what man thou art.

For ending thee no sooner: Thou hast nor Arg.

Who will believe thee, Isabel ? youth, nor age; My unsoil'd name, the austereness of my life, But, as it were, an after-dinner's sleep, My vouch against you, and my place i' the state, Dreaming on both: for all thy blessed youth Will so your accusation overweigh,

Becomes as aged, and doth beg the alms That you shall stifle in your own report, Of palsied eld; and when thou art old, and rich, And smell of calumny. I bave begun; Thou hast neither heat, affection, limb, nor And now I give my sensual race the rein:

beauty, Fit thy consent to my sharp appetite;

To make thy riches pleasant. What's yet in this Lay by all nicety, and prolixious blushes, That bears the name of lite? Yet in this life Thai banish what they sue for; redeem thy brother Lie hid more thousand deaths; yet death we fear,

sell;

That makes these odds all even.

So to offend him still : This night's the time Claud.

I humbly thank you. That I should do what I abbor to name, To sue to live, I find, I seek to die

Or else thou diest to-morrow. And seeking death, find life: Let it come on. Claud.

Thou shalt not do't

Isab. 0, were it but my life,
Enter Isabella.

I'd throw it down for your deliverance
Isab. What, ho! Peace here ; grace and good As frankly as a pin.
company !

Claud.

Thanks, dear Isabel. Prov. Who's there? come in ; the wish de Isab. Be ready, Claudio, for your death to serves a welcome.

morrow. Duke. Dear sir, ere long I'll visit you again. Claud. Yes.-Has he affections in him, Claud. Most holy sir, I thank you.

That thus can make him bite the law by the nose, Isab. My business is a word or two with When he would force it ? Sure it is no sin; Claudio

Or of the deadly seven it is the least. Prov. And very welcome. Look, signior, Isab. Which is the least? here's your sister.

Claud. If it were damnable, he being so wise Duke. Provost, a word with you.

Why, would be for the momentary trick, Prov.

As many as you please. Be perdurably find ?-O label! Duke. Bring me to hear them speak, where 1 Isab. What says my brother ? may be conceal'd,

Claud.

Death is a fearful thing. Yet hear thein. (Ereunt Duke and Provost. Isab. And shamed lire a hateful. Claud. Now, sister, what's the comfort ? Ciaud. Ay, but to die, and go we know not Isab. Why, as all comforts are, most good where; indeed:

To lie in cold obstruction, and to rot: Lord Angelo, having affairs to heaven, This sensible warm motion to become Intends you for his swift ambassador,

A kneaded clod; and the delighted spirit Where you shall be an everlasting leiger: To bathe in fiery floods, or to reside Therefore your best appointment make with In thrilling regions of thick-ribbed ice; speed;

To be imprison'd in the viewless winds; To-morrow you set on.

And blown with restless violence round about Claud.

Is there no remedy? The pendent world; or to be worse than worst Isab. None but such remedy, as to save a of those, that lawless and uncertain thoughts head,

Imagine howling !--'tis too horrible ! To cleave a heart in twain.

The weariest and most loathed worldly life, Claud.

But is there any? That age, ache, penury, and imprisonment Isab. Yes, brother, you may live;

can lay on nature, is a paradise There is a devilish mercy in the judge,

To what we fear of death.
If you'll implore it, that will free your life, Isab. Alas! alas!
But letter you till death.

Claud.

Sweet sister, let me live : Cloud.

Perpetual durance ? What sin you do to save a brother's life,
Isab. Ay, just, perpetual durance; a restraint, Nature dispenses with the deed so far,
Though all the world's vastidity you had, That it becomes a virtue.
To a determined scope.

O, you beast !
Claud.

But in what nature ? 0, faithless coward ! O, dishonest wretch ! Isab. In such a one as (you consenting to't) Will thou be made a man out of my vice? Would bark your honour froin that trunk you Is't not a kind of incest, to take lite bear,

From thine own siater's shame? What should And leave you naked.

I think? Claud.

Let me know the point. Heaven shield, my mother play'd my father fair? Isab. O, I do fear thee, Clandio; and I quake, for such a warped slip, of wilderness Lest thou a feverous life should'st entertain, Ne'er issued from his blood. Take my defiance : And six or seven winters more respect

Die; perish! might but my bending down
Than a perpetual honour. Dar'st thou die ? Reprieve thee from thy fate, it should proceed :
The sense of death is most in apprehension; l'll pray a thousand prayers for thy death,
And the poor beetle that we trend upon,

No word to save thee.
In corporal suflerance finds a pang as great Claud. Nay, hear me, Isabel.
As when a giant dies.

Isab.

O, fie, fie, fie 1 Claud. Why give you me this shame? Thy sin's not accidental, but a trade: Think you I can a resolution fetch

Mercy to thee would prove itself a bawd: From fiowery tenderness? Ji I must die, 'Tis best that thou diest quickly. Going. I will encounter darkness as a bride,

Claud.

O hear me, Isabella. And hug it in inine arms.

Re-enter Duke. Isab. There spake my brother; there my fa Duke. Vouchsafe a word, young sister, but one ther's grave

word, Did utter forth a voice! Yes, thou must die :

Isab. What is your will ? Thou art too noble to conserve a life

Duke. Might you dispense with your leisure, 1 In base appliances. This outward sainted de- would by and by have some speech with you: puty,-

the satisfaction I would require, is likewise your Whose settled visage and deliberate word own benefit. Nips youth i' the head, and follies doth enmew, Isab. I have no superfluous leisure; my stay As falcon doth the fowl,-is yet a devil; must be stolen out of other affairs; but I will His filth within being cast, he would appear attend you awhile. A pond as deep as hell.

Duke. (To Claudio, aside.) Son, I have over Claud.

The princely Angelo? heard what hath past between you and your Isab. O, 'tis the cunning livery of hell, sister. Angelo had never the purpose to corrupt The damned'et body lo invest and cover her; only he hath made an essay of her virtue, fe princely guards 1 Dost thon think, Claudio, to practise his jndgment with the disposition of yield himn my virginity,

natures: she having the truth of honour in her, Thou might'st be freed 1

hath made him that gracious denial which he Claud.

O, heavens! it cannot be is most glad to receive : I am confessor to AnIsab. Yes, he would give it thee, from this gelo, and I know this to be true ; therefore precank offence,

pare yourself to death: Do not satisfy your

Isab.

!

resolation with hopes that are fallible: to-mor-the continuance of her first affection; his unjust row you must die ; go to your knees, and make unkindness, that in all reason should have ready.

quenched her love, hath, like an impediment in Claud. Let me ask my sister pardon. I am so the current, made it more violent and unruly. out of love with life, that I will sue to be rid of it. Go you to Angelo : answer his requiring with a Duke. Hold you there : Farewell.

plausible obedience; agree with his demands to (Exit Claudio the point : only refer yourself to this advantage,

-first, that your stay with him may not be longi Re-enter Provost.

that the time may have all shadow and silence Provost, a word with you.

in it; and the place answer to convenience : Prov. "What's your will, father ?

this being granted in course, now follows all. Duke. That now you are come, you will be We shall

advise this wronged' maid 10 stead up gone: Leave me awhile with the maid; my mind your appointment, go in your place; if the promises with my habit, no loss shall touch her encounter acknowledge itself hereafter, it may Prop. In good time.

[Erit Provost. this, is your brother saved, your honour unDuke. The hand that hath made you fair, hath tainted, the poor Mariana advantaged, and the made you good: the goodness, that is cheap in corrupt deputy scaled. The maid will'I frame, beauty, makes beauty brief in goodness ; but and make fit for his attemp: If you think well grace, being the soul of your complexion, should to carry this as you may, the doubleness of the keep the body of it ever fair. The assault that benefit defends the deceit from reproof. What Angelo hath made to you, fortune hath convey'd think you of it ? to iny understanding, and, but that frailty hath

Isab. The image of it gives me content already ; examples for his falling, 'I should wonder at and, I trust, it will grow to a most prosperous Angelo. How would you do to content this perfection. substitute, and to save your brother?

Duke. It lies much in your holding np: Heste Isab. I am now going to resolve him: I had you speedily to Angelo ; if for this night he en. rather my brother die by the law, than my son treat you to his bed, give him promise of satisshould be unlawfully born. But o, how much faction. I will presently to St. Luke's; there, is the good duke deceived in Angelo! If ever he at the moated grange, resides this dejected Mareturn, and I can speak to him, I will open my with Angelo, that it may be quickly.

riana : At that place call upon me: and despatch lips in vain, or discover his government. Duke. That shall not be much amiss : Yet, as

Isab. I thank you for this comfort: Fare you the matter now stands, he will avoid your accu- well, good father.

[Ereunt severally. sation; he made trial of you only.-Therefore, fasten your ear on my advisings; to the love i SCENE II. The Street before the Prison. have in doing good, remedy presents itself. Enter Duke, as a Friar; to him Elbow, Clown, 1 do make myself believe, that you may most

and Officers. uprighteously do a poor wronged lady a merited benefit ; redeem your brother from the angry Elb. Nay, if there be no remedy for it, but law; do no stain to your own gracious person ; that you will needs buy and sell men and women and much please the absent duke, if peradven- like beasts, we shall have all the world drink ture, he shall ever return to have hearing of this brown and white bastard. business

Duke. O, heavens! what stuff is here? Isab. Let me hear you speak further ; I have Clo. 'Twas never merry world, since of two spirit to do any thing that appears not foul in usuries, the merriest was put down, and the the truth of my spirit.

worser allow'd, by order of law, a furr'd gown Duke. Virtue is bold, and goodness never fear to keep him warm ; and furr'd with fox and ful. Have you not heard speak of Mariana the lamb-skins too, to signify, that craft being richer sister of Frederick, the great soldier, who mis than innocency, stands for the facing. carried at sea ?

Elb. Come your way, sir :-Bless you, good Isab. I have heard of the lady, and good words father friar. went with her name.

Duke. And you, good brother father: What Duke. Her should this'Angelo have married : offence hath this man made yon, sir ? was affianced to her by oath, and the nuptial Elb. Marry, sir, he hath offended the law : appointed : between which time of the contract, and, sir, we take him to be a thief too, sir; for and limit of the solemnity, her brother Frede: we have found upon him, sir, a strange pickrick was wrecked at sea, having in that perish'd lock, which we have sent to the deputy. Vessel the dowry of his sister. But mark, how Duke. Fie, sirrah ; a bawd, a wicked bawd! heavily this befell to the poor gentlewoman: The evil that thou causest to be done, there she lost a noble and renowned brother, in That is thy means to live: Do thou but think his love toward her ever most kind and natural; What 'tis to cram a maw, or clothe a back, with him the portion and sinew of her fortune, From such a filthy vice : say to thy self, her marriage dowry; with both, her combinate From their abominable and beastly touches husband, this well-seeming Angelo.

1 drink, I eat, array myself, and live. Isab. Can this be so ? Did Angelo so leave her? Canst thou believe thy living is a life, Duke Left her in tears, and dry'd not one of So stinkingly depending? Go, mend, go, mend. them with his comfort; swallowed his vows Clo. Indeed, it does stink in some sort, sir; but whole, pretending, in her, discoveries of disho- yet, sir, I would prove pour; in few, bestowed her on her own lamen: Duke. Nay, if the devil have given thee proofs tation, which she yet wears for his sake; and he, a marble to her tears, is washed with them, Thou wilt prove his. Take him to prison, officer; bat relents not

Correction and instruction must both work, Leab. What a merit were it in death, to take Ere this rude beast will profit. this poor maid from the world! What corrup- Elb. He must before the deputy, sir; he has tion in this life, that it will let this man live given him warning: the deputy cannot abide But how out of this can she avail ?

a whoremaster: if he be a whoremonger, and Dike. It is a rupture that you may easily heal: comes before him, he were as good go a mile on and the cure of it not only saves your brother, his errand. but keeps you from dishonour in doing it. Duke. That we were all, as some would seem Isab. Show me how, good father.

to be, Duke. This foreuamed maid hath yet in her Free from our faults, as faults from seeming free!

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Enter Lucio.

Duke. You are pleasant, sir; and speak apace. Elb. His neck will come to your waist, a cord, Lucio. Why, what a ruthless thing is this in gir.

him, for the rebellion of a cod-piece, to take Clo. I spy comfort; I cry, bail : Here's a gen- away the life of a man? Would the duke, that tleman, and a friend of mine.

is absent, have done this? Ere he would have Lucio. How now, noble Pompey? What, at hang’d a man for the getting a hundred bastards, the heels of Cæsar? Art thou led in triumph ? he would have paid for the nursing of a thouWhat, is there none of Pygmalion's images, knew the service, and that instructed him to

sand: He had some feeling of the sport; he newly made woman, to be had now, for putting the hand in the pocket and extracting it clutch'd? mercy. What reply? Ha? What say'st thou to this tune,

Duke. I never heard the absent duke much matter, and method ? Ist not drown'd i' the detected for women; he was not inclined that last rain ? Ha? What say'st thou, trot? Is the way. world as it was, man? Which is the way? Is it Lucio. O, sir, you are deceived. sad, and few words? Or how? The trick of it?

Duke. 'Tis not possible. Duke. Still thus, and thus! still worse!

Lucio. Who? not the duke? yes, your begga Lucio. How doth my dear morsel, thy mistress? of fifty ; -and his use was, to put a ducat in he Procures she still ? Ha?

clack.dish: the duke had crotchets in nim: H Clo. Troth, sir, she hath eaten up all her beef, would be drunk too; that let me inform you and she is herself in the tub.

Duke. You do him wrong, surely. Lucio. Why, 'tis good; it is the right of it; it

Lucio. Sir, I was an inward of his : A shy fel. must be so : Ever your fresh whore, and your low was the duke: and I believe, I know the powder'd bawd: an unshunn'd consequence;

canse of his withdrawing. it must be so: Art going to prison, Pompey?

Duke. What, I pr’ythee, might be the cause ? Clo. Yes, 'faith, sir.

Lucio. No,-pardon ;-'tis a secret must be Lucio. Why, 'tis not amiss, Pompey: Fare- lock'd within the teeth and the lips : but this i well : Go; say, 1 sent thee thither. For debt, can let you understand, --The greater file of the Pompey ?'Or how ?

subject held the duke to be wise. ELL: For being a bawd, for being a bawd.

Duke. Wise ? why, no question but he was. Lucio. Well, thep, imprison him : If imprison.

Lucio. A very superficial, ignorant, unweighment be the due of a bawd, why, 'tis his right : Buke. Either this is envy in yon, folly, or

ing fellow Bawd is he, doubtless, and of antiquitytoo: mistaking; the very stream of his life, and the mend me to the prison, Pompey; You will business he hath helmed, must, upon a turn good husband now, Pompey'; you will ranted, need give him a better proclamation. keep the house.

Let him be but testimonied in his own bringClo. I hope, sir, your good worship will be ings forth, and he shall appear to the envious, my bail.

a scholar, a statesman, and a soldier: Therefore, Lucio. No, indeed, will I not, Pompey ; it is you speak unskilfully; or, if your knowledge not the wear. I will pray, Pompey, to increase be more, it is much darkened in your malice. your bondage : if you take it nei patiently, why

Lucio.' Sir, I know him, and I love him. your mettle is the more: Adieu, trusty Pompey. knowledge with dearer love.

Duke. Love talks with better knowledge, and -Bless you, friar. Duke. And you.

Lucio. Come, sir, I know what I know. Lucio. Does Bridget paint still, Pompey? Ha?!, Duke. I can hardly believe that, since you Elb. Come your ways, sir; come.

know not what you speak. But, if ever the Clo. You will not bail me then, sir ?

duke return (as our prayers are he may,) let Lucio. Then, Pompey ? nor now.-What news him: If it be honest you have spoke, you have

me desire you to make your answer before abroad, friar? What news? Elb. Come your ways, sir ; come.

courage to maintain it: I am bound to call Lucio. Go, -to kennel, Pompey, go:

upon you; and, I pray you, your name? [Exeunt Elbow, Clown, and Officers.

Lucio. Sir, my name is Lucio: well known What news, friar, of the duke?

to the duke Duke. I know none: Can you tell me of any ?

Duke. Ile shall know you better, sir, if I may Lucio. Some say, he is with the emperor of live to report you. Russia ; other some, he is in Rome : But where

Lucio. I fear you not. is he, think you ?

Duke. 0, you hope the duke will return no Duke. I know not where : But wheresoever, I more; or you imagine me too unhurtful an op wish him well.

posite But, indeed, I can do you little harm; Lucio. It was a mad fantastical trick of him, you'll forswear this again. to steal from the state, and usurp the beggary in me, friar. But no more of this : Canst thou

Lucio l'll be hang'd first : thou art deceived he was never born to. well in his absence; he puts transgression to't tell if Claudio die tomorrow, or no ?

Duke. Why should he die, sir? Lucio. A little more lenity to lechery would Lucio. Why? for filling a bottle with a tundo no harm in him : something too crabbed that dish. I would, the duke, we talk of, were reway, friar.

turn'd again: this ungenitur'd agent will unDuke. It is too general a vice, and severity people the province with continency ; sparrows must cure it.

must not build in his house-eaves, because they Lucio. Yes, in good sooth, the vice is of a are lecherous. The duke yet would have dark great kindred; it is well ally'd : but it is impos- deeds darkly answered; he would never bring sible to extirpate it quite, friar, till eating and them to light : 'would, he were return'd! Marry, drinking be put down. They say, this Angelo was this Claudio is condemnd for untrussing. Fas not made by man and woman, after the down auke, I say to thee again, would eat mutton on

The right way of creation : Is it true, think you? Druke. How should he be made then ?

Fridays. "He's now past it, yet, and I say to Lucio. Some report a sea-maid spawn'd him : thee, he would mouth with a beggar, though -Some that he was begot between two stock she smelt brown bread and garlick: say, that i fishes :-But it is certain, that when he makes said so. Farewell.

Erit. water his urine is congeal'd ice; that I know

Duke. No might nor greatness in mortality to be true:

and he is a motion ungenerative, Can censure 'scape; back-wounding calumny that's infallible.

The whitest virtue strikes : What king so strong

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