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SONG. oue:--b'y tie Lord, jout, I um not mud;- Clo. When that l uus and a little tiny boy, But do you r member? Madum, uhy luugi Witir hey, ho, the wind und the rain, you at such a barren i uscal? un you smile A lovlish thing was but a toy, not, he's gugg'di And thus the whirligig of

For the ruin it raineth eiery day. time brings in his revenges.

But when I came to mun's estute, Mal. I'll be revenged on the whole pack

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, of you.

(Exit. 'Gainst kinave und thief men shut their Oli. He hath been most notoriously abus'd.

gute, Duke. Pursue him, and entreat bini to a

For the rain it rainth every day. peace:

But when I came, uiis! to uile, Hebath not told us of the captain yet;

Hith hey, ho, the uind and the rain, When that is known and ge!den time con- By swaggering could I never thrive, vents,

Fr the rain it raineth every day. A solen combination shall be made

But when I came untu my lied, Of our dear souls-Mean time, sweet sister,

With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, We will not part from hence.-Cesario, come, With loss-pots still had drunken head, For so you shall be, while you are a man;

For the rain it ruineth every day. But, when in other habits you are seen,

A greut while ugo the world begun, Orsino's mistress, and his fancy's queen.

Hith hey, ho, the uinut and the ruin, Itaeunt. But that's all one, our play is done,

And we'll strire to please you every day.

[Exii.

• Shall serve.

This play is in the graver part elegant and easy, and in some of the lighter scenes exqui. sitely humorous. Ague-cheek is drawn with great propriety, but his character is, in a great measure, that of natural filluity, and is therefore not the proper prey of a satirist. The soliloquy of Malvolio is truly cou ic; he is betrayed to ridicule merely by his pride. The marriage of Olivia, and the succu' ding perplexity, though well enougii contrived to divert on the stage, wants credibility, and fails to produce the proper instruction required in the drama, as it exbibits no just picture of life.-JOHNSON

MEASURE FOR MEASURE.

Persons represented.
VINCENTIO, dukc of Vienna.

A JUSTICE.
ANGELO, lord deputy in the duke's absence. Elbow, a simple constable.
ESCALUS, an ancient lord, joined with Froth, a foolish gentleman.
Angelo in the deputation.

Clown, servant to Mrs. Over-done.
CLAvvio, a young gentleman.

ABHORSON, an executioner. Lucio, a fantastic.

BARNARDINE, a dissolute prisoner. Two other like gentlemen.

IS A BELLA, sister to Claudio. VARRIUS, a gentleman, servant to the duke. MARIANA, betrothed to Angelo. PROVOST.

JULIET, beloved by Claudio.

FRANCISCA, a nun.
PETER, '}

Mistress OVER-DONE, a bawd.
Lords, Gentlemen, Guards, Officers, and other Attendants.

Scene,-Vienna.

THOMAS, } two friars.

ACT I.
SCENE I. An Apartment in the Duke's There is a kind of character in thy life,
Palace,

That, to the observer, doth thy history Enter DUKE, Escalus, Lords, and Al- Fully unfold : Thyself and thy belongings :

Are not thine own so proper, as to waste tendants.

Thyself upon thy virtues, ihein on thee. Duke. Escalus,

Heaveu doth with us, as we with torches do; Escal. My lord.

Not light them for themselves : for if our Duke. Of government the properties to Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike (virtues unfold,

(course ; As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely Would seem in me to affect speech and dis- touch'd, Since I am put to know, that your own science, Bot to fine issues ll: nor nature never lends Exceeds, in that, the lists * of all advice The smallest scruple of her excellence, My strength can give you : Then no more But, like a thrifty goddess, she determines remains

[able, Herself the glory of a creditor, [speech But that to your sufficiency, as your worth is Both thanks and use 1. But I do bend my And let theni work. The nature of our people. To one that can my part in him advértise ; Our city's institutions, and the terms

Hold therefore, Angelo ; For common justice, you are as pregnantt in, In our remove, be thou at fall varself ; As art and practice hath enriched any Mortality and mercy in Vienna That we remember: There is our commission, Live in thy tongue and heart: Old Escalus, From which we would not have you warp. Though first in question, is thy secondary : I say,bid come before us Angelo. (Call hither, Take thy commission. [Exit an Attendant. Ang.

Now, good my lord, What figure of us think you he will bear? Let there be some more test made of my metal, For you must know, we have with special soul Before so noble and so great a figure Elected him our absence to supply ;

Be stamp'd upon it. Lent him our terror, drest him with our love ;! Duke.

No more evasion : And given his deputation all the organs We have with a leaven's and prepared choice Of our own power: What think you of it? Proceeded to you; therefore take your honours.

Escal. If any in Vienna be of worth Our haste from hence is of so quick condition, To undergo such ample grace and honour, That it prefers itself, and leaves unquestion'd It is lord Angelo.

Matters of needful value. We shall write to you, Enter ANGELO.

As time and our concernings shall importune, Duke.

Look, where he comes. How it goes with us; and do look to know Ang. Always obedient to your grace's will, What cloth befall you here. So, fare you well: I come to know your pleasure.

To the hopeful execution do I leave you Duke.

Angelo, Of your commissions. • Bounds. + Full of. | Endowments. So much thy own property. | For high purposes.

T Interest.

Ang.

Yes, give leave, my lori, 1 Gent. And thou the velvet : thou art That we may bring you something on the way. good velvet ; thou art a three-pil'd piece, I Duke. My baste may not admit it;

warrant thee: I had as lief be a list of an Nor need you, on mine honour, have to do English kersey, as be pil'd, as thou art pil'd, With any scruple : your scope • is as mine for a French velvet ||. Do I speak feelingly So to enforce, or qnalify the laws, (own; now? As to your soul seems good. Give me your Lucio. I think thou dost; and, indeed, with I'll privily away: I love the people, (hand ; most painful feeling of thy speech : I will, But do not like to stage me to their eyes : out of tbine own confession, learn to begin Though it do well, I do not relish well thy health ; but, whilst I live, forget to drink Their loud applause, and arest vehement; after thee. Nor do I think the man of safe discretion, i Gent. I think, I have done myself wrong; That does affect it. Once more, fare you well. have I vot? Ang. The heavens give safety to yonr 2 Gent. Yes, that thou hast ; whether thou purposes !

(happiness. art tainled, or free. Escal. Lead forth, and bring you back in Lucio. Behold, behold, where madam MiDuke. I thank you: Fare you well. [Erit. tigation comes! I have purchased as many Escal. I shall desire you, sir, to give me diseases under her roof, as come to leave

(me 2 Gent. To what, I pray? To bave free speech with you; and it concerns

1 Gent. Judge. To look into the bottom of my place : (nature 2 Gent. To three thousand dollars a-year. A power I have; but of what strength and 1 Gent. Ay, and more. I am not vet instructed.

(together, Lucio. A French crown f more. Ang. 'Tis so with me :- Let us withdraw 1 Gent. Thou art always figuring diseases And we may soon our satisfaction have in me; but thou art full of error; I am sound. Touching that point.

Lucio. Nay, not as one would say, healthy; Escal. I'll wait upon your honour. but so sound, as things that are hollow : thy

(Exeunt. bones are hollow; impiety has made a feast SCENE II. A Street.

of thee. Enter Lucio and tico Gentlemen.

Enter Bawd. Lucio. If the duke, with the other dukes, 1 Gent. How now? Which of your hips come not to composition with the king of has the most profound sciatica ? Hungary, why, then all the dukes fall upon Baud. Well, well; there's one yonder arthe king.

rested, and carried to prison, was worth five 1 Gent. Heaven grant us its peace, but not thousand of you all. the king of Hungary's!

1 Gent. Who's that, I pray thee? 2 Gent. Amen.

Baud. Marry, sir, that's Claudio, signior Lucio. Thou concludest like the sanctimo Claudio. nious pirate, that went to sea with the ten 1 Gent. Claudio to prison ! 'tis not so. commandments, but scraped one out of the Buwd. Nay, but I know, 'tis so : I saw table.

hiin arrested ; saw him carried away ; and, 2 Gent. Thou shalt not steal?

which is more, within these three days his Lucio. Ay, that he razed.

head's to be chopped off. 1 Gent. Why, 'twas a commandment to Lucio. But, after all this fooling, I would command the captain and all the rest from not have it so : Art thou sure of this ? their fonctions; they put forth to steal : Bawd. I am too sure of it : and it is for There's not a soldier of us all, that, in the getting madam Julietta with child. thanksgiving before meat, doth relish the Lucio. Believe me, this may be : he propetition well that prays for peace.

mised to meet me two hours since; and he 2 Gent. I never heard any soldier dislike it. was ever precise in promise-keeping.

Lucio. I believe thee; for, I think, thou 2 Gent. Besides, you know, it draws somenever wast where grace was said.

thing near to the speech we had to such a 2 Gent. No? a dozen times at least.

purpose. I Gent. What? in metre?

i Gent. But most of all, agreeing with the Lucio. In any proportion I, or in any proclamation. language.

Lucio. Away ; let's go learn the truth of it. i Gent. I think, or in any religion.

[Exeunt Lucio and Gentlemen. Lucio. Ay! why not? Grace is grace, de. Bawd. Thus, what with the war, what with spite of all controversy : As for example; the sweat**, what with the gallows, and what Thou thyeelf art a wicked ain, despite of with poverty, I am custom-shrunk. How all grace.

now? what's the news with you? i Gent. Well, there went but a pair of

Enter Clown. sheers between us g.

Clo. Yonder man is carried to prison. Lucio. I grant; 'as there may between the Bawd. Well; what has he done? lists and the velvet : Thou art the list.

Clo. A woman. + Hailings. | Measure. Á A cut of the same cloth. 1 A jest on the loss of hair by the French disease.

Corona Vencris. ** The sweating sickness.

• Estent of power.

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Bawd. But whai's his offence ?

('laud. One worél, good friend :- Lucio, Clo. Groping for trouts in a peculiar river.

word with you.

(Takes him uside. Bawd. What, is there a maid with child Lucio. A hundred, if they'll do you any by him?

Is lechery so look'd after ?

(goud. Clo. No; but there's a woman with maid Claud. Thus stands it with me:-Upon a by him: You have not heard of the procla. true contract, niation, have you?

I got possession of Julietta's bed ; Bawd. What proclamation, man.

You know the lady; she is fast my wife, Clo. All houses in the suburbs of Vienna Save that we do the denunciation lack must be pluck'd down.

Of outward order : this we came not 10, Bawd. Aud what shall become of those in Only for propagation of a dower the city ?

Remaining in the coffer of her friends; (love, Clo. They shall stand for seed: they had From whom we thought it ineet to bide onr gone down too, but that a wise burgher put Tilltime had made them for us. But it chances, in for them.

The stealth of our most mutual entertainment Bawd. But shall all our houses of resort in With character too gross, is writ on Juliet. the suburbs be pull'd down?

Luio. With child, perhaps? Clo. To the ground, mistress.

Claul. Unhappily, even so. Buwd. Why, here's a change, indeed, in the And the new deputý now for the duke,commonwealth! What shall become of me? Whether it be the fault and glimpse of new

Clo. Come ; fear not yon; good coun- Or whether that the body public be [ness; sellors lack no clients : thongh you change A horse whereon the governor doth ride, your place, you need not change your trade; Who, newly in the scat, that it may know I'll be your tapster still. Courage ; there will He can command, lets it straight feel the spor: be pity taken on yon: you that have worn Whether the tyranny be in his place, your eyes alınost out in the service, you will Or in his eminence chat fills it up, be considered.

I stagger in :-But this new governor Buwd. What's to do here, Thomas Tapster ? Awakes me all the enrolled penalties, Let's withdraw.

Which haye, like unscour'd armoar hung, by Clo. Here comes signior Claudio, led by

the wall

Eround, the provost to prison : and there's madam So long, that nineteen zodiacs † have gone Juliet.

(Exeunt. And none of them been worn; and, for a name, SCENE III. The same.

Now puts the drowsy and neglected act

Freshly on me:--'lis surely for a name. Enter Provost*, CLAUDIO, JULIET, and

Lucio. I warrant, it is: and thy head stands Officers ; Lucio, and two Gentlemen. so tickles on thy shoulders, that a milk inaid, Claud. Fellow, why dost thou show me if she be in love, may sigh it off. Send after thus to the world ?

the duke, and appeal to him.

[found. Bear me to prison, where I am committed. Claud. I have done so, but he's not to be

Prov. I do it not in evil disposition, I prythee, Lucio, do me this kind service: But from lord Angelo by special charge. This day my sister should the cloister enter,

Claud. Thus can the demi-god, Authority, And there receive her approbation || : Make us pay down for our offence by weight.-Acquaint her with the danger of my state; The words of heaven ;--on whom it will it will; Implore her, in my voice, that she make friends On whom it will not, so; yet still 'tis jast. To the strict lepnty; bid herself assay him i Lucio. Why, how now, Claudio ? whence I have great hope in that: for in her youth comes this restraint?

There is a prone 9 and speechless dialect, Claud. From tou much liberty, my Lacio, Such as moves men; beside, she hath proAs surfeit is the father of much fast, [liberty: sperous art So every scope by the immoderate use When she will play with reason and discourse, Turns to restraint: Our natures do pursue,

And well she can persuade. (Like rats that ravint down their proper bane,) Lucio. I pray, she may: as well for tlie en. A thirsty evil; and when we druk, we die. couragement of the like, which else wondd

Lucio. If I could speak so wisely wder an stand under grievons imposition; as for the en. arrest, I would send for certain of my credi-joying of thy life, who I would be sorry should tors : And yet, to say the truth, I had as liet be thus foolishly lost at a game of tick-tack. have the foppery of freedom, as the mora I'll to her. lity of imprisonment.--What's thy offence, Claud. I thank yon, good friend Lucio. Claudio ?

Lucio. Within two hours.
Claud. What, but to speak of would offend Claud. Come, officer, away. [Exeuni.
Lucio. What is it? murder ? [again.

SCENE IV. A Monastery.
Claud. No.
Lucio. Lechery?

Enter DUKE and Friar THOMAS.
Claud. Call it so.

Duke. No; holy father; throw away that Prov. Away, sir; you must go.

thought; • Gaoler. + Voraciously devour. 1 Yearly circles. $ Ticklish. ll Enter on her probatiua.

Proinpt.

You may,

Believe not that the dribbling dart of love

SCENE V. A Nunnery. Can pierce a complete bosom: why I desire

Enter ISABELLA and FRANCISCA. thee To give me secret harbonr, bath a porpose Isob. And have you nons no further prtvi. More grave and wrinkled than the aimns and leges ? Of barning youth.

(ends Fran. Are not these large enough? (more; Fri.

May your grace speak of it? Isab. Yes, truly: I speak not as desiring Duke. My holy sir, none better knows than But rather wishing a more strict restraint How I have ever lov'd the life removidi; [you Upon the sisterhood, the votarists of saint And held in idle price to haunt assemblies,

Clare. Where youth, and cost, and willess bravery Lucio. Ho! Peace be in this place? (Within.) I have delivered to lord Angelo (keeps Isab.

Who's that which calls (A man of strictures, and firm abstinence) Fran. It is a man's voice: Gentle Isabella, My absolute power ind place here in Vienna, Turn you the key, and know his business of him; And he supposes me travellid to Poland;

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may not; yon are yet unsworn: For so I have strew'd it in the common ear, When you have vow'd, you must not speak with And so it is receiv'd: Now, pious sir, But in the presence of ihe prioress : (mell, You will demand of me, why I do this? Then, if you speak,you biust not show your face; Fri. Gladly, my lord. [biting laws, Or, if you show your face, you inost not speak.

Duke. We have strict statutes, and most He calls again; I pray you, answer him. (The needful bits and curbs for head strong

(Exit FRANCISCA. steeds)

(sleep; Isab. Peace and prosperity! Who is't that Which for these fourteen years we have let

calls? Even like an o'er-grown lion in a cave,

Enter Lucio. That goes not out to prey: Now, as fond fathers Lucio. Hail, virgin, if you be; as those Having bonnd np the threal'ning twigs of birch,

cheek-roses Only to stick it in their children's sight, Proclaim you are no less! Can you so stead me, For terror, not to use; in time the rod (crees, As briug me to the sight of Isabella, Becomes more mock'), thau fear'd: so oor de- A novice of this place, and the fair sister Dead to infiction, io themselves are dead; To her unhappy brother Claudio? And liberty plucks justice by tb2 nose;

Isab. Why her unhappy brother ? let me ask The baby beats the nurse, and quite athwart The rather, for I now must make you know Goes all decorum.

I am that Isabella, and bis sister.
Fri,
It rested in your grace

Lucio. Gentle and fair, your brother kindly To unloose this tied-up justice, when you greets yon : pleas'd:

Not to be weary with you, he's in prison. Andit in you more dreadful would have seem'd,

Isab. Woe nie! For what? [his judge, Than in ford Angelo..

Lucio. For that, which, if myself might be Duke.

I do fear, too dreadful : He should receive his punishment in thanks : Sith || 'twas my fault to give the penple scope, He hath got his friend with ehild. Twould be my tyranny to strike, and gall them Isab Sir, make me not your story **. For what I bid them do: For we bid this be Lucio.

It is true. done,

I would not--though 'tis my familiar sin When evil deeds have their

permissive pass, With maids to seem the lapwing, and to jest, And not the pnnishnient. Therefore, indeed, Tongue far from heart,-play with all virgins my father,

I hold you as a thing ensky'd, and sainted : (80: I have on Angelo impos'á the office; By your renouncement, an immortal spirit; Who may, in the ambush of my name, strike And to be talk'd with in sincerity, hoine,

As with a saint. And yet my nature never in the sight,

Isab. You do blaspheme the good, in mock. To do it slander: And to behold liis sway,

ing me.

['tis thus: I will, as 'twere a brother of your order, (thee, Lucio. Do vot believe it Fewness and truthtt, Visit both prince and people: therefore, 1 pry? Your brother and his lover have embracd: Sapply me with the habit, and instruct me As those that feed grow full; as blossoming time, How I inay formally in person bear me That from the seedness the bare fallow brings Like a true friar. More reasons for this action, To teeming foison it; even so her plenteous At oor more leisure shall I render you;

womb Jnly, this one :- Lord Angelo is precise ;

Expresseth his foll tilth ý ý and husbandry. Stands at a guards with envy; scarceconfesses Isub. Some one with child by him?-My that his blood flows, or that his appetite (see, Lucio. Is she your cousin? [consin Juliet? Is more to bread than stone: Hence shall we Isab. Adoptedly; as school-maids change of power change purpose, what our seemers By vain though apt affection. (their names be. [Eieunt. Lucio.

She it is.

• Completely armed.

On bis defence.

+ Retired. Showy dress resides. Strictness. Since.
** Do not make a jest of me. ++ In few and true words.
ti Breeding plenty. Oj Tilling.

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