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o hear me,

O, faithless coward ! O, dishonest wretch!

Duke. That shall not be much amiss : yet, as the Wilt thou be made a man out of my vice? matter now stands, he will avoid your accusation; Is't not a kind of incest, to take life

he made trial of you only:-Therefore, fasten your From thine own sister's shame? What should I ear on my advisings; to the love I have in doing think?

good, a remedy presents itself. I do make myself Heaven shield, my mother play'd my father fair! believe, that you may most uprighteously do a poor For such a warped slip of wilderness!

wronged lady a merited benefit; redeem your broNe'er issu'd from his blood. Take my defiance :? ther from the angry law; do no stain to your own Die; perish! might but my bending down gracious person; and much please the absent duke, Reprieve thee from thy fate, it should proceed : if, peradventure, he shall ever return to have bearI'll pray a thousand prayers for thy death, ing of this business. No word to save thee.

Isab. Let me hear you speak further; I have Claud. Nay, hear me, Isabel.

spirit to do any thing that appears not foul in the Isab.

O, fie, fie, fie ! || truth of my spirit. Thy sin's not accidental, but a trade :3

Duke. Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful. Mercy to thee would prove itself a bawd: Have not you heard speak of Mariana, the sister of Tis best that thou diest quickly. (Going. | Frederick, the great soldier, who miscarried at sea ? Claud.

Isabella. Isab. I have heard of the lady, and good words

went with her name. Re-enter Duke.

Duke. Her should this Angelo have married; was Duke. Vouchsafe a word, young sister, but one affianced to her by oath, and the nuptial appointed : word.

between which time of the contract, and limit of the Isab. What is your will ?

solemnity, her brother Frederick was wrecked at Duke. Might you dispense with your leisure, I sea, having in that perish'd vessel the dowry of his would by and by have some speech with you: the sister. But mark, how heavily this befel to the poor satisfaction I would require, is likewise your own Igentlewoman: there she lost a noble and renowned benefit.

brother, in his love toward her ever most kind and Isab. I bave no superfluous leisure ; my stay must|| natural; with him the portion and sinew of her forbe stolen out of other affairs; but I will attend youtune, her marriage-dowry; with both, her combia while.

nates husband, this well-seeming Angelo. Duke. (To Claudio, aside.) Son, I have over Isab. Can this be so ? Did Angelo so leave her? heard what hath passed between you and your sis Duke. Left her in her tears, and dry'd not one of ter. Angelo had never the purpose to corrupt her; || them with his comfort; swallowed his vows wbole, only he hath made an essay of her virtue, to practise pretending, in her, discoveries of dishonour : in few, his judgment with the disposition of natures: she, || bestowed her on her own lamentation, which she having the truth of honour in her, hath made him yet wears for his sake ; and he, a marble to her that gracious denial which he is most glad to re- ||tears, is washed with them, but relents not. ceive ; I am confessor to Angelo, and I know this to Isab. What a merit were it in death, to take this be true ; therefore prepare yourself to death: do not || poor maid from the world! What corruption in this satisfy your resolution with hopes that are fallible : || life, that it will let this man live !—But how out of to-morrow you must die; go to your knees, and this can she avail ? make ready.

Duke. It is a rupture that you may easily beal : Claud. Let me ask my sister pardon. I am so and the cure of it not only saves your brother, but out of love with life, that I will sue to be rid of it. ||keeps you from dishonour in doing it. Duke. Hold you there : farewell. (Ex. Claud. Ísab. Show me how, good father.

Duke. This fore-named maid hath yet in her the Re-enter Provost.

continuance of her first affection; his unjust unProvost, a word with you.

kindness, that in all reason should have quenched Prov. What's your will, father?

her love, hath, like an impediment in the current, Duke. That now you are come, you will be gone: I made it more violent and unruly. Go you to Angeleave me a while with the maid; my mind promises | lo; answer his requiring with a plausible obediwith my habit, no loss shall touch her by my com- ence; agree with his demands to the point : only pany.

refer? yourself to this advantage,-first, that your Prov. In good time.

(Exit Provost. stay with him may not be long; that the time may Duke. The hand that hath made you fair, hath || have all shadow and silence in it; and the place made you good : the goodness, that is cheap in|answer to convenience: this being granted in beauty, makes beauty brief in goodness; but grace, course, now follows all. We shall advise this being the soul of your complexion, should keep the wronged maid to stead up your appointment, go in body of it ever fair. The assault, that Angelo hath || your place; if the encounter acknowledge itself made to you, fortune hath convey'd to my under-hereafter, it may compel himn to her recompense : standing; and, but that frailty hath examples for and here, by this, is your brother saved, your his falling, I should wonder at Angelo. How would honour untainted, the poor Mariana advantaged, and you do to content this substitute, and to save your the corrupt deputy scaled. The maid will I frame, brother?

and make fit for his attempt. If you think well to Isab. I am now going to resolve him: I had | carry this as you may, the doubleness of the benefit rather my brother die by the law, than my son | defends the deceit from reproof. What think you should be unlawfully born. But o, how much is of it? the good duke deceived in Angelo! If ever he re Isab. The image of it gives me content already ; turn, and I can speak to him, I will open my lips || and, I trust, it will grow to a most prosperous perin vain, or discover his government.

fection. (1) Wildness. (2) Refusal.

Duke. It lies much in your holding up: haste (3) An established habit.

(5) Betrothed. (6) Gave her up to her sorrows. (4) Continue in that resolution.

(7) Have recourse to.

(8) Over-reached.

you, friar.

you speedily to Angelo; if for this night he entreat La cio. How doth my dear morsel, thy mistress? you to his bed, give him promise of satisfaction. Procures she still? Ha? will presently to St. Luke's; there, at the moated Clo. Troth, sir, she hath eaten up all her beef, grange, resides this dejected Mariana : at that and she is herself in the tub.5 place call upon me; and despatch with Angelo, that Lucio. Why, 'tis good; it is the right of it; it it may be quickly.

must be so: ever your fresh whore, and your pow. Isab. I thank you for this comfort: fare you well, || der'd bawd: an unshunn'd consequence; it must good father.

(Exeunt severally. be so: art going to prison, Pompey?

Clo. Yes, faith, sir. SCENE II.-The street before the prison. En Lucio. Why, 'tis not amiss, Pompey: farewell :

ter Duke, as a friar ; to him Elbow, Clown, and Igo; say, I sent thee thither. For debt, Pompey? Officers.

Or how?

Elb. For being a bawd, for being a bawd. Elb. Nay, if there be no remedy for it, but that you will needs buy and sell men and women like ment be the due of a bawd, why, 'tis his right:

Lucio. Well, then imprison him: if imprisonbeasts, we shall have all the world drink brown and bawd is he, doubtless, and of antiquity too; bawdwhite bastard.2

bom. Farewell, good Pompey: commend me to Duke. O, heavens! what stuff is here? Clo. 'Twas never merry world, since, of two now, Pornpey ; you will keep the house.

the prison, Pompey: you will turn good husband usuries, the merriest was put down, and the worser allow'd by order of law a furr'd gown to keep bail.

Cío. I hope, sir, your good worship will be my him warm; and furr'd with fox and lamb-skins too, to signify, that craft, being richer than inno- the wear. I will pray, Pompey, to increase your

Lucio. No, indeed, will I not, Pompey; it is not cency, stands for the facing: Elb. Come your way, sir :—Bless you, good|mettle is the more. Adieu, trusty Pompey.-Bless

bondage: if you take it not patiently, why, your father friar. Duke. And you, good brother father : What

Duke. And you. offence hath this man made you, sir ?

Lucio. Does Bridget paint still, Pompey? Ha? Elb. Marry, sir, he hath offended the law: and,

Elb. Come your ways, sir; come. sir, we take him to be a thief too, sir ; for we have

Clo. You will not bail me then, sir? found upon him, sir, a strange pick-lock,3 which

Lucio. Then, Pompey? nor now.

:-What news we have sent to the deputy.

abroad, friar? what news? Duke. Fie, sirrah; a bawd, a wicked bawd!

Elh. Come your ways, sir; come. The evil that thou causest to be done,

Lucio. Go, 10 kennel, Pompey, go: That is thy means to live: do thou but think

(Exeunt Elbow, Clown, and Officers. What 'tis to cram a maw, or clothe a back,

What news, friar, of the duke? From such a filthy vice: say to thyself,

Duke. I know none : can you tell me of any ? From their abominable and beastly touches

Lucio. Some say, he is with the emperor of RusI drink, I eat, array myself, and live. Canst thou believe thy living is a life,

sia; other some, he is in Rome: but where is he,

think you? So stinkingly depending? Go, mend, go, mend.

Drike. I know not where: but wheresoever, I Clo. Indeed, it does stink in some sort, sir; but wish him well. yet, sir, I would prove

Lucio. It was a mad fantastical trick of him, to Duke. Nay, if the devil have given thee proofs || steal from the state, and usurp the beggary he

for sin, Thou wilt prove his. Take him to prison, officer;|| his absence ; he puts transgression to't.

was never born to Lord Angelo dukes it well in

! Correction and instruction must both work,

Druke. He does well in't. Ere this rude beast will profit. Elb. He must before the deputy, sir; he has no harm in him : something too crabbed that way,

Lucio. A little more lenity to lechery would do given him warning: the deputy cannot abide a friar. whoremaster: if he be a whoremonger, and comes Duke. It is too general a vice, and severity must before him, he were as good go a mile on his errand.

cure it. Duke. That we were all, as some would seem to be, Free from our faults, as faults from seeming, free kindred; it is well ally'd: but it is impossible to

Lucio. Yes, in good sooth, the vice is of a great Enter Lucio.

extirp it quite, friar, till eating and drinking be El. His neck will come to your waist, a cord,4 sir. put down. They say, this Angelo was not made Clo. I spy comfort; I cry, bail : here's a gen- || creation : is it true, think you?

by man and woman, after the downright way of teman, and a friend of mine. Lucio. How now, noble Pompey? What, at the

Duke. How should he be made then? hecls of Cæsar? Art thou led in triumph? What,

Lucio. Some report, a sea-maid spawn'd him :is there none of Pygmalion's images, newly made Some, that he was begot between two stock-fishes : woman, to be had now, for putting the hand in the but it is certain, that when he makes water, his pocket, and extracting it clutchd? What reply : urine is congeal'd ice;

that I know to be true: Ha? What say'st thou to this tune, matter, and and he is a motions ungenerative, that's infallible. method ? Is't not drown'd if the last rain ? Ha?

Duke. You are pleasant, sir; and speak apace. What say'st thou, trot? Is the world as it was,

Lucio. Why, what a ruthless thing is this in man? Which is the way? Is it sad, and few him, for the rebellion of a cod-piece, to take away words? Or how? The trick of it?

the life of a man? Would the duke, that is absent, Duke. Still thus, and thus ! still worse!

have done this? Ere he would have hang'd a man

for the getting a hundred bastards, he would have (1) A solitary farm-house. (2) A sweet wine. (3) For a Spanish padlock.

(5) Powdering tub.

(6) Stay at home. Tied like your waist with a rope.

(7) Fashion. (8) Puppet.

let

now

paid for the nursing a thousand : he had some feel ll. Duke. No might nor greatness in mortality ing of the sport; he knew the service, and that Can censure 'scape; back-wounding calumny instructed him to mercy.

The whitest virtue strikes : What king so strong, Duke. I never heard the absent duke much de- Can tie the gall up in the slanderous tongue ? tected for women; he was not inclined that way. But who comes here?

Lucio. O, sir, you are deceived.
Duke. 'Tis not possible.

Enter Escalus, Provost, Bawd, and Officers. Lucio. Who? not the duke? yes, your beggar of Escal. Go, away with her to prison. fifty ;--and his use was, to put a ducat in her Bawd. Good my lord, be good to me; your honour clack-dish: the duke had crotchets in him: he is accounted a merciful man : good my lord. would be drunk too; that let me inform you.

Escal. Double and treble admonition, and still Duke. You do him wrong, surely.

forfeit? in the same kind ? This would make mercy Lucio. Sir, I was an inward of his: a shy fel- swear, and play the tyrant. low was the duke: and, I believe, I know the Prov. A bawd of eleven years continuance, may cause of his withdrawing.

it please your honour. Duke. What, I pr’ythee, might be the cause? Bawd. My lord, this is one Lucio's information

Lucio. No,-pardon ;-'tis a secret must be against me: mistress Kate Keep-down was with lock'd within the teeth and the lips; but this I can| child by him in the duke's time, he promised her

you understand, — The greater file of the sub-marriage; his child is a year and a quarter old, ject held the duke to be wise.

come Philip and Jacob: I have kept it myself; and Duke. Wise? why, no question but he was. see how he goes about to abuse me. Lucio. A very superficial, ignorant, unweighings

Escal. That fellow is a fellow of much license : fellow.

-let him be called before us.-Away with her to Duke. Either this is envy in you, folly, or mis-prison : Go to; no more words. (Exeunt Bawd and taking; the very stream of his life, and the business Officers.) Provost, my brother Angelo will not be he hath helmed, must, upon a warranted need,|| alter'd, Claudio must die to-morrow ; let him be give him a better proclamation. Let him be but tes- furnished with divines, and have all charitable pretimonied in his own bringings forth, and he shall|paration : if my brother wrought by my pity, it appear to the envious, a scholar, a statesman, and should not be so with him. a soldier: therefore, you speak unskilfully; or, if Prov. So please you, this friar hath been with bim, your knowledge be more, it is much darken'd' in and advised him for the entertainment of death. your malice.

Escal. Good even, good father. Lucio. Sir, I know him, and I love him.

Drike. Bliss and goodness on you? Duke. Love talks with better knowledge, and

Escal. Of whence are you. knowledge with dearer love.

Duke. Not of this country, though my chance is Lucio. Come, sir, I know what I know.

Duke. I can hardly believe that, since you know To use it for my time: I am a brother not what you speak. But, if ever the duke return Of gracious order, late come from the see, (as our prayers are he may,) let me desire you to In special business from his holiness. make your answer before him : if it be honest you Escal. What news abroad i' the world? have spoke, you have courage to maintain it: I'am Duke. None, but that there is so great a fever bound to call upon you; and, I pray you, your on goodness, that the dissolution of it must cure it; name?

novelty is only in request; and it is as dangerous to Lucio. Sir, my name is Lucio; well known to be constant in any kind of course, as it is virtuous the duke.

to be constant in any undertaking. There is scarce Duke. He shall know you better, sir, if I may || truth enough alive, to make societies secure; but live to report you.

security enough, to make fellowships accurs'd: much Lucio. I fear you not.

upon this riddle runs the wisdom of the world. Duke. O, you hope the duke will retum no more ; | This news is old enough, yet it is every day's news. or you imagine me too unhurtful an opposite. But, I pray you, sir, of what disposition was the duke? indeed, I can do you little harm : you'll forswear Escal. One, that, above all other strifes, contendthis again.

ed especially to know himself. Lucio. I'll be hang'd first: thou art deceived in Drike. What pleasure was he given to? me, friar. But no more of this : canst thou tell, if Escal. Rather rejoicing to see another merry, Claudio die to-morrrow, or no?

than merry at any thing which profess'd to make him Duke. Why should he die, sir?

rejoice: a gentleman of all temperance. But leave Lucio. Why? for filling a bottle with a tun-dish. I we him to his events, with a prayer they may prove I would, the duke, we talk of, were return'd again : prosperous : and let me desire to know how you find this ungenitur'd agent will unpeople the province Claudio prepared. I am made to understand, that with continency; sparrows must not build in his you have lent him visitation. house-eaves, because they are lecherous. The duke Duke. He professes to have received no sinister yet would have dark deeds darkly answer'd; be measures from his judge, but most willingly hunwould never bring them to light : would be were re-bles himself to the determination of justice: yet turu'd! Marry, this Claudio is condemned for un- had he framed to himself, by the instruction of his trussing. Farewell, good friar; I pr’ythee, pray for frailty, many deceiving promises of life; which I, me. The duke, I say to thee again, would cat mul- by my good leisure, have discredited to him, and ton on Fridays. He's now past it; yet, and I say to|| now is he resolveds to die. thee, he would mouth with a beggar, though she Escal. You have paid the heavens your function, smelt brown bread and garlic : say, that I said so. ||and the prisoner the very debt of your calling. 1 Farewell.

(Exit. || have labour'd for the poor gentleman, to the ci(1) Suspected. (2) The majority of his subjects. (6) Have a wench. (7) Transgress. 3) Inconsiderate. '(4) Guided. (5) Opponent.

(8) Satisfied.

tremest shore of my modesty ; but my brother jus- || is come, even now. I shall crave your forbearance tice have I found so severe, that he hath forced me a little; may be, I will call upon you anon, for to tell him, he is indeed-justice.

some advantage to yourself. Duke. If his own life answers the straitness of Mari. I am always bound to you. (Exit. his proceeding, it shall become him well; wherein, Duke. Very well met, and welcome. if he chance to fail, he hath sentenced himself. What is the news from this good deputy?

Escal. I am going to visit the prisoner : Fare you Isab. He hath a garden circummur'd3 with brick, well.

Whose western side is with a vineyard back'd; Duke. Peace be with you!

And to that vineyard is a planchedt gate, (Eseunt Escalus and Provost. That makes his opening with this bigger key: He, who the sword of heaven will bear, This other doth command a little door, Should be as holy as severe;

Which from the vineyard to the garden leads ; Pattern in himself to know,

There have I made my promise to call on him, Grace to stand, and virtue go ;

Upon the heavy middle of the night. More nor less to others paying,

Duke. But shall you on your knowledge find Than by self-offences weighing.

this way? Shame to him, whose cruel striking

Isab. I have ta'en a due and wary note upon't ; Kills for faults of his own liking!

With whispering and most guilty diligence, Twice treble shame on Angelo,

In action all of precept, he did show me To weed my vice, and let his grow!

The way twice o'er. O, what may man within him hide,

Duke.

Are there no other tokens Though angel on the outward side!

Between you 'greed, concerning her observance ? How may likeness,' made in crimes,

Isab. No, none, but only a repair i' the dark; Making practice on the times,

And that I have possess'ds him, my most stay Draw with idle spiders' strings

Can be but brief: for I have made him know, Most pond'rous and substantial things !

I have a servant comes with me along, Craft against vice I must apply:

That stays upon me; whose persuasion is, With Angelo to-night shall lie

I come about

my brother. His old betrothed, but despis'd;

Duke.

'Tis well borne up. So disguise shall, by the disguis'd,

I have not yet made known to Mariana Pay with falsehood false exacting,

A word of this :-What, ho! within! come forth! And perform an old contracting.

(Exit.

Re-enter Mariana.
I

pray you, be acquainted with this maid;

She comes to do you good.
ACT IV.

Isab.

I do desire the like. SCENE I.- A room in Mariana's house. Mari

Duke. Do you persuade yourself that I respect ana discovered sitting ; a Boy singing.

Mari. Good friar, I know you do; and have SONG.

found it. Take, oh take those lips away,

Duke. Take then this your companion by the That so sweetly were forsworn ;

hand, And those eyes, the break of day,

Who hath a story ready for your ear: Lights that do mislead the morn:

I shall attend your leisure; but make haste; But my kisses bring again,

The vaporous night approaches. bring again,

Mari.

Will't please you walk aside ? Seals of love, but seal'd in vain,

[Exeunt Mariana and Isabella. seal'd in vain...

Duke. O place and greatness, millions of false Mari. Break off thy song, and haste thee quick

eyes

Are stuck upon thee! volumes of report away ; Here comes a man of comfort, whose advice

Run with these false and most contrarious quests? Hath often still'd my brawling discontent.--

Upon thy doings ! thousand 'scapes: of wit

(Erit Boy. Make thee the father of their idle dream, Enter Duke.

And rack thee in their fancies !-Welcome! How

agreed? I cry you mercy, sir; and well could wish You had not found me here so musical:

Re-enter Mariana and Isabella. Let me excuse me, and believe me so,

Isab. She'll take the enterprize upon her, father, My mirth it much displeas'd, but pleas'd my wo.

If you advise it. Duke. 'Tis good: though music oft hath such a Duke.

It is not my consent, charm,

But my entreaty too. To make bad, good, and good provoke to harm. Isab.

Little have you to say, I pray you, tell me, hath any body inquired for me when you depart from him, but, soft and low, here to-day? much upon this time have I promis'd Remember now my brother. here to meet.

Mari.

Fear me not. Mari. You have not been inquired after : I have sat bere all day.

Duke. Nor, gentle daughter, fear you not at all :

He is your husband on a pre-contráct :
Enter Isabella.

To bring you thus together, 'tis no sin ;
Duke. I do constantly believe you :-The time Sitho that the justice of your title to him

Doth flourish the deceit Come, let us go; (1) Appearance.

(2) Trained. (3) Walled round. (4) Planked, wooden. (7) Inquisitions, inquiries.

(8) Sallies. (5) Informed. (6) Waits.

(9) Since. (10) Gild or varnish over.

you?

Our corn's to reap, for yet our tithe’sl to sow. One has my pity; not a jot the other,

[Exeunt. || Being a murderer, though he were my brother. SCENE II.- A room in the prison. Enter

Enter Claudio.
Provost and Clown.

Look, here's the warrant, Claudio, for thy death : Prov. Come hither, sirrah : can you cut off a 'Tis now dead midnight, and by eight to-morrow man's head.

Thou must be made immortal. Where's Barnardine? Clo. If the man be a bachelor, sir, I can : but if Claud. As fast lock'd up in sleep, as guiltless lahe be a married man, he is his wife's head, and I

bour can never cut off a woman's head.

When it lies starkly in the traveller's bones : Prov. Come, sir, leave me your snatches, and He will not wake. yield me a direct answer. To-morrow morning are Prov.

Who can do good on him? to die Claudio and Barnardine: here is in our Well, go, prepare yourself. But hark, what noise ? prison a common executioner, who in his office

(Knocking within. lacks a helper: if you will take it on you to assist | Heaven give your spirits comfort! (Exit Claudio. him, it shall redeem you from your gyves;a if not, By and by : you shall have your full time of imprisonment, and I hope it is some pardon, or reprieve, your deliverance with an un pitied whipping; for || For the most gentle Claudio.-Welcome, father. you have been a notorious bawd.

Enter Duke. Clo. Sir, I have been an unlawful bawd, time out of mind; but yet I will be content to be a law

Duke. The best and wholesomest spirits of the ful hangman. I would be glad to receive some in

night struction from my fellow partner.

Envelop you, good provost! Who call'd here of late? Prov. What ho, Abhorson! Where's Abhorson, Proo. None, since the curfew rung. there?

Druke.

Not Isabel ? Enter Abhorson.

Prov. No.

Drike. They will then, ere't be long. Abhor. Do you call, sir?

Prov. What comfort is for Claudio ? Prov. Sirrah, here's a fellow will help you to

Duke.

There's some in hope. morrow in your execution : if you think him meet,

Prov. It is a bitter deputy. compound with him by the year, and let him abide

Duke. Not so, not so ; his life is parallel'd here with

you:

if not, use him for the present, and Even with the stroke and line of his great justice; dismiss him

: he cannot plead his estimation with || He doth with holy abstinence subdue you; he hath been a bawd.

That in himself, which he spurs on his power Abhor. A bawd, sir? Fie upon him, he will dis- | To qualify8 in others : were he meal'ds credit our mystery.3 Prov. Go to, sir; you weigh equally; a feather But this being so, he's just. —Now are they come.

With that which he corrects, then were he tyrannous; will turn the scale.

[Exit. Clo. Pray, sir, by your good favour (for, surely, || This is a gentle provost : Seldom, when

Knocking withinProvost goes out. sir, a good favour you have, but that you have a | The steeled gaoler is the friend of men. hanging look,) do you call, sir, your occupation How now? What noise? That spirit's possess'd mystery?

with haste, 'Abhor. Ay, sir ; a mystery.

That wounds the unsisting postern with these Clo. Painting, sir, I have heard say, is a mystery ;

strokes. and your whores, sir, being members of my occupation, using painting, do prove my occupation a

Provost returns, speaking to one at the door. mystery: but what mystery there should be in hang Prov. There he must stay, until the officer ing, if I should be hang’d, I cannot imagine. Arise to let him in; he is call'd up. Abhor. Sir, it is a mystery.

Duke. Have you no countermand for Claudio yet, Clo. Proof.

But he must die to-morrow? Abhor. Every trues man's apparel fits your Prov.

None, sir, none. thief: if it be too little for your thief, your true man Duke. As near the dawning, Provost, as it is, thinks it big enough; if it be too big for your thief, || You shall hear more ere morning. your thief thinks it little enough : so every true Prov.

Happily, 10 man's apparel fits your thief.

You something know; yet, I believe, there comes Re-enter Provost.

No countermand ; no such example have we:

Besides, upon the very siegell of justice, Prov. Are you agreed?

Lord Angelo hath to the public ear Clo. Sir, I will serve him; for I do find, your Profess'd the contrary. hangman is a more penitent trade than your bawd; he doth oftener ask forgiveness.

Enler a Messenger. Prov. You, sirrah, provide your block and your Duke. This is his lordship's man. axe, to-morrow four o'clock.

Prov. And here comes Claudio's pardon. Abhor. Come on, bawd; I will instruct thee in Mess. My lord hath sent you this note; and by my trade; follow.

me this further charge, that you swerve not from Clo. I do desire to learn, sir; and, I hope, if you || the smallest article of it, neither in time, matter, have occasion to use me for your own turn, you nor other circumstance. Good morrow; for, as I shall find me yare : for, truly, sir, for your kindness, take it, it is almost day. I owe you a good turn.

Prov. I shall obey him. (Exit Messenger. Prov. Call hither Barnardine and Claudio: Duke. This is his pardon ; purchased by such (Exeunt Clown and Abhorson.

sin,

(Aside.

(1) Tilth, land prepared for sowing. (2) Fetters.

Trade. (4) Countenance. (5) Honest.

(6) Ready.
(9) Defiled.

(7) Stilliy (8) Moderate. (10) Perhaps.

(11) Seat.

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