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And given his deputation all the organs

come not to composition with the king of Huu. of our own power : What think you or it?

gary, why, then all the dakes fall upon the Escal. If any in Vienna be of worth

king. To undergy such ample grace and honour,

i Gent. Heaven grant us its peace, but not It is lord Angelo.

the king of Hungary's !

2 Gent. Amen. Enter ANGELO.

Lucio. Thou concludest like the sanctimonious Look. Look, where he comes.

pirate, that went to sea with the ten commandAng. Always obedient to your grace's will, ments, but scraped one out of the table. I coine to know your pleasure.

2 Gent. Thou shalt not steal ? Duke. Angelo,

Lucio. Ay, that he razed. There is a kind of character in thy life,

1 Gent. Why, 'twas a commandment to com. That, to the observer, doth thy history

mand the captain and all the rest from their Fully unfold: Thyself and thy belongings

functions ; they put forth to steal : There's not Are not thine own so proper, + as to waste

a soldier of us all, that, in the thanksgiving Thyself upon thy virtues, them on thee.

before meat, doth relish the petition well that Heaven doth with us, as we with torches do ; prays for peace. Not light them for themselves : for if our virtues 2 Gent. I never beard any soldier dislike it. Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike

Lucio. I believe thee ; for, I think, thou never As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely wast where grace was said. touch'd,

2 Gent. No? a dozen times at least. But to fine issues ; t nor natnre never lends

I Gent. What ? in metre ! The smallest scruple of her excellence,

Lucio. In any proportion, or in any language. But, like a thrifty goddess, she determines

1 Gent. I think, or in any religion. Herself the glory of a creditor,

Lucio. Ay! why not ! Grace is grace, despite Both thanks and use. 5 But I do bend my speech of all controversy : As for example ; Tbou thy. To one that can my part in him advertise ; self art a wicked villain, despite of all grace. Hold therefore, Angelo ;

1 Gent. Well, there went but a pair of sheers In our renove, he thou at full ourself ;

between us. + Mortality and mercy in Vienna

Lucio. I grant ; as there may between the Live in thy tongue and heart: Old Escalus, lists and the velvet ; Thou art the list. Though tirst in question, is thy secondary :

I Gent. And thou the velvet : thou art good Take thy commission.

velvet : thou art a three-pil'd piece, I warrant Ang. Now, good my lord,

thee: I had as lief be a list of an English ker. Let there be some more test made of my metal, sey, as be pil'd, as thou art pil'd, for a French Before so noble and so great a figure

velvet. I Do I speak feelingly now? Be stamp'd upon it.

Lucio. I think thou dost; and, indeed, with Duke. No more evasion :

most painful feeling of thy speech: I will, out We bave with a leaver'd sud prepared choice of thine own confession, learn to begin thy Proceeded to yon; therefore take your honours. health ; but, wbilst I live, forget to drink after Our haste from hence is of so quick condition, thee. That it prefers itself, and leaves unquestion'd Gent. I think I have done myself wrong ; Matters of needful value. We sball write to you, have I not? As time and our concernings shall importune, 2 Gent. Yes, that thou bast; whether thou How it goes with us ; and do look to know

art tainted, or free. What doth befall you here. So, fare you well: Lucio. Pebold, behold, where madam Miti. To the hopeful execution do I leave you

gation comes ! I Lave purchased as many dis. of your commissions.

eases inder her roof, as come toAng. Yet, give leave, my lord,

2 Gent. To what, I pray ? That we may bring you soinething on the way. 1 Gent. Judge. · Duke. My baste may not adınit it;

2 Cent. To three thousand dollars a year. Nor need yon, on mine honour, have to do

1 Gent. Ay, and more With any scruple : your scope is as mine own; Lucio. A French crown 5 more. So io enforce, or qualify the laws,

1 Gent. Thou art always figuring diseases in As to your soul seeins good. Give me your me : But thou art full of error; I am sound. band;

Lucio. Nay, not as one would say, healthy : I'll privily away : I love the people,

but so sound, as things that are hollow : thy But do not like to stage me to their eyes : bones are hollow; impiety has made a feast Though it do weil, I do not relish well

of thee. Their loud applause, and aves ( veheinent : Nor do I think the man of safe discretion,

Enter BawD. That does affect it. Once more, fare you well. i Gent. How now? Which of your bips bas Ang. The heavens give safety to your pur- the most profound sciatica? poses !

| Bawd. Well, well; there's one yonder arEscal. Lead forth, and bring you back in rested, and carried to prison, was worth five bappiness.

thousand of you all. Duke. I thank yon : Fare you well. [Erit. 1 Gent. Who's that, I pray thee?

Escal. I shall desire you, Sir, to give me leave Bawd. Marry, Sír, that's Claudio, signior To have free speech with you; and it concerns Claudio. To look into the bottom of my place : (mel i Gent. Claudio to prison ! 'tis not so. A power I bave ; but of what strength and na Bawd. Nay, But I know, 'tis so ; I saw bim I am not yet instructed.

(ture arrested ; saw bim carried away ; and, which is Ang. 'Tis so with me :Let us withdraw to more, within these three days his head's to be gether,

chopped off. And we may soon our satisfaction bave

Lucio. But, aster all this fooling, I would not Touching that point.

have it so : Art thou sure of this? Escal. I'll wait upon your bonour. (Exeunt. Bawd. I am too sure of it: and it is for get

ting madain Julietta with cbild. SCEVE II.- A Street.

Lucio. Believe me, this may be: he promised

to meet me two bours since ; and he was eve Enter Lucio and two GENTLEMEN.

precise in promise-keeping. Lucio. if the duke with the other dukes2 Gent. Besides, you know, it draws some • Endowments. So much thy own property. • Measure.

- A cut of the same cloth. For bigb purposes.

Interest.

A jest on the loss of hair by the French disease, I Extent of power. T Huilings.

$ Corong teneris.

To the boommissibleave, my

bim?

thing near to the speech we had to such a pur. Claud. One word, good friend :-Lucio, a word pose.

with you.

[Takes him aside. i Gent. But most of all, agreeing with the Lucio. A bundred, if they'll do you any good. proclamation.

- Is lechery so look'd after ? Lucio, Away ; let's go learn the truth of it. Claud. Thus stands it with me:--Upon a true (Ereunt Lucio and GENTLEMAN.

contract, Bawd. Thus, what with the war, what with the I got possession of Julietta's bed; sweat, what with the gallows, and what with | You know the lady ; she is fast my wife, poverty, I am custom-shrunk. How now what's Save that we do the denonciation lack ibe news with you?

of outward order : this we came not to,

Only for propagation of a dower
Enter Clown.

Remaining in the coffer of her friends;
Clo. Yonder man is carried to prison.

From whom we thought it meet to hide our love, Baud. Well; wbat has be done?

Till time had made them for ns. But it chances, Clo. A woman.

The stealth of our most mutual entertainment, Bawd. But wbat's his offence ?

With character too gross, is writ on Juliet.
Clo. Groping for trouts in a peculiar river. Lucio. With child, perhaps ?
Bawd. What is there a maid with child by i Claud. Unhappily, even so.

And the new deputy now for the duke,Clo. No; but there's a woman with maid by Whether it be the fault and glimpse of newness : him: You have not heard of the proclamation, Or whether that the body public be have you?

A borse whereon the governor doth ride, Baud. What proclamation, man?

Who, newly in the seat, that it may know Clo. All houses in the suburbs of Vienna must He can command, lets it straight feel the spur: be pluck'd down.

Whether the tyranny be in his place, Bawd. And what shall become of those in the Or in his eminence that fills it up, city?

I stagger in :- But this new governor Clo. They shall stand for seed : they had gone Awakes me all the enrolled penaltics, down too, but that a wise burgber put in for Which have, like unscour'd armour, hung by the them.

wall Bawd, But shall all our house sof resort in the So long, that vineteen zodiacs have gone round, suburbs be pull'd down?

And none of them heen worn ; and, for a name, Clo. To the ground, mistress.

Now puts the drowsy and neglected act Bawd. Why, here's a change, indeed, in the Freshly on me :-'tis surely, for a name. commonwealth! What shall become of me?

Lucio. I warrant, it is : and thy head stands Clo. Come ; fear not you; good counsellors so tickle on thy shoulders, that a milk-maid, if lack no clients : though you change your place, you she be in love, many sigh it off. Send after the need not change your trade; I'll be you tapster duke, and appeal to him. still. Courage ; there will be pity taken on you: Claud. I have done so, but he's not to be you that have worn bur eyes alınost out in the

found. service, you will be coasidered.

I pr’ythee, Lucio, do me this kind service : Bawd. What's to do bere, Thomas Tapster ? This day my sister should the cloister enter, Let's withdraw.

And there receive her approbation : Clo. Here comes signior Claudio, led by the Acquaint her with the danger of my state ; provost lo prison : and there's madam Juliet. Implore her, in my voice, that she make friends

[Excunt. To the strict deputy ; bid herself assay him ;

I have great hope in that : for in her youth
SCENE III.-The same.

There is a prone and speechless dialect,

Such as moves men; besides, she hath prosEnter PROVOST,+ CLAUDIO, JULJET, and

perous art Oficers ; Lucio, and tuo Gentlemen.

When she will play with reason and discourse,

And well she can persuade. Claud. Fellow, why dost thou show me thus to Lucio. I pray, she may; as well for the enthe world?

couragement of the like, which else would stand Bear me to prison, where I am committed

under grievous imposition; as for the enjoying Prov. I do it not in evil disposition,

of thy life, who I would be sorry should be Bat from lord Angelo by special charge.

thus fuolishly lost at a game of tick-tack. I'll to Claud. Thus can the demi god, Authority, her. Make us pay Jown for our offence by weight.

Claud. I thank you, good friend Lucio.
The words of heaven ;-on whom it will, it will : 1 Lucio. Within two hours,
On whom it will not, 80 ; yet still 'lis just.

Claud, Come, oflicer, away. (Ereunt. Lucio. Why, how now, Claudio ? whence comes this restraint

SCENE IV.-A Monastery. Claud. From too much liberty, my Lucio, liberty ;

Enter Duke and Friar Thomas. As surfeit is the father of much fast,

Duke. No ; holy father; throw away that So every scope by the tinmoderate use

thought ; Turng to restraint : Our natures do pursue, Believe not that the dribbling dart of love (Like rats that ravin down their proper bane,) Can pierce a complete bosom : ! why I desire A thirsty evil; and when we drink, we die.

thee Lucio. If I could speak so wisely under an To give me secret harbons, hath a purpose arrest, I would send for certain of my creditors : More grave and wrinkled than the aims and ends And vet. to say the truth, I had as lief have the l of burning youth. foppery of freedom, as the morality of imprisoll Fri. May your grace speak of its ment. - What's thy offence, Claudio ?

Duke. My holy Sir, none better knows than (laud. Wbat, but to speak of would offend

you again.

How I have ever lov'd the life remord; Lucio. What is it 7 murder ?

And held in idle price to haunt assemblies, Claud. No.

Where youth, and cost, and witless bravery Lucio. Lechery?

keeps." Claud. Call it go. Proj. Away, Sir ; you must go.

• Yearly circles.

+ Ticklish. Enter on her probation,

Prompt • The sweating sickness,

i Completely armed.

9 Retired. t Gaoler. I Voraciously devour.

• Resides.

I have delivered to iord Angelo

Enter Lucio. (A man of stricture, and firin abstinence,) Lucio. Hail, virgin, if you be ; as these check My absolute power and place here in Vienna,

roses And he supposes me travellid to Poland :

Proclaim you are no less I Can yog so stead me For so I have strew'd it in the common ear,

As bring me to the sight of Isabella, And so it is receiv'd: Now, pious Sir,

A novice of this place, and the fair sister You will demand of me, why I do this!

To ber unbappy brother, Claudio ? Fri. Gladly, my lord.

Isab. Wby her unbappy brother ! let me ask Duke. We have strict statutes, and most biting The rather, for I now must make you know laws,

| I am that Isabella, and his sister. (The needsul bits and curbs for headstrong Lucio. Gentle aud fair, your brother kiudly steeds)

greets you : Which for these fourteen years we have let sleep, Not to be weary with you, he's in prison. Even like an o'ergrown lion in a cave,

Isab. Woe me! For what? That goes not out to prey: Now, as fond fathers Lucio. For that, which, if myself migbt be Having bound up the threat'ning twigs of birch,

his judge, Oply to stick it in their children's sight,

He should receive his punishment in thanks : For terror, not to use : in time the rod

He hath got his friend with child. Becomes more mock'd than fear'd : so our de Isab. Sir, make me not your story, crees,

Lucio. It is true.
Dead to infiction, to themselves are dead; I would not-though 'tis my familiar siu
And liberty plucks justice by the nose ;

With maids to seein the lapwing, and to jest,
The baby beats the nurse, and quite athwart Tongue far from beart,-play with all virgins 50:
Goes all decoram.

I hold you as a thing enskied and sainted ; Fri, It rested in your grace

By your renouncement, an immortal spirit ; To onloose this tied-up justice, when you pleas'd: 1 And to be talk'd with in sincerity. And it in you more dreadful would have seem'd, As witb a saint, Tban in lord Angels.

Isab. You do blaspheme the good, in mockDuke. I do fear, too dreadful :

ing me. Sith 'twas my fault to give the people scope, Lucio. Do not believe it. Fewness and truth, 'Twould be my tyranny to strike, and gall them

Puis thus : For wbat I bid them do: For we bid this be Your brother and bis lover have embrac'd : done,

As tbose that feed grow full ; as blossoming time, When evil deeds have their permissive pass, That from the seedness the bare fallow brings And got tbe punishment. Therefore, indeed, my To teeming foison ; even so her plenteous womb father,

Expresseth his full tilth and husbandry. I have on Angelo impos'd the office :

Isab. Some one with child by bim 1- My Who may, in the ambush of my name, strike

cousin Juliet home,

Lucio. Is she your cousin And yet my nature never in the sight,

Isab. Adoptedly; as school-maids change their Te do it slander: And to behold bis sway,

names, I will, as 'twere a brother of your order,

By vain though apt affection. Visit both prince and people : therefore, I pr'y:1 Lucio. She it is. thee,

Isab. Oh ! let him marry her! Supply me with the habit, and instruct me

Lucio. This is the point. How I may formally in person bear me

The duke is very strangely gone from hence : Like a true friar. More reasons for this ac- Bore many gentlemen, mysell being one, tion,

In band, and hope of action : but we do learta At our more leisure shall I render you:

By those that know the very nerves of state, Only, this one ;-Lord Angelo is precise ; His givings out were of an infinite distance Stands at a guard y with envy ; scarce confesses From bis true-meant design. Upon bis place, That his blood flows, or that his appetite

And with full line i of his authority,
Is more to bread than stone: Hence shall we see, Goveros lord Angelo ; a man, whose blood
If power change purpose, what our seemers be. Is very snow-broth; one who never feels

[Exeunt. The wanton stings and motions of the sense ;

But doth rebate and blunt his natural edge SCENE V.-A Nunnery.

With profits of the mind, study and fast.

He (to give fear to use and liberty,
Enter ISABELLA and FRANCESCA. Which have, for long, run by the bideous law,

As mice by lious.) hath pick'd out an act,
Isab. And have you puns no further privi-

Under whose heavy sense your brother's life leges ?

Falls into forfeit: he arrests him on it ; Fran. Are pot these large enough?

And follows close the rigour of the statute, Isab. Yes, truly : I speak not as desiring | 'To make him an example: all hope is gone, more ;

Unless you have the grace by your fair prayer But rather wishing a more strict restraint

To soften Angelo : And that's my pith Upon the sisterbood, the votarists of Saint Clare: of business 'twixt you and your poor brother. Lucio. Ho! Peace be in tbis place! [Within.

I

Isab. Doth he so seek bis life?

h an Isab. Who's that which calls ?

Lucio. Has ccnsur'd .. him Fran. It is a man's voice : Gentle Isabella,

Already; and, as I hear, the provost hath

Already
Turn you the key, and know his business of him :LA warrant for bis execution.
You may, I may not ; you are yet unsworn :

Isab. Alas! what poor ability's in me
When you have vow'd, you must not speak with To do him good ?
men,

Lucio, Assay the power you have. But in the presence of the prioress :

Isab. My power ! Alas! I doubt. Then, if you speak, you must not show your Lucio. Our doubts are traitors, face ;

And make us lose the good we oft might win, Or, if you sbow your face, you must not speak. | By fearing to attempt : Go to lord Angelo, He calls again, I pray you, auswer him.

And let him learn to know, when maideps sue,

[Ecit FRANCISCA. Isab. Peace and prosperityl who is't that calls ?

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Men give like gods ; but when they weep and 1 Ang. How now, Sir ! What's your uame 8 and kneel,

what's the matter All their petitions are as freely their's

Elb. If it please your bonour, I am the poor As they themselves would owe them.

duke's constable, and my name is Elbow; I do Isab. l'll sce wbat I can do.

Jean upon justice, Sir, and do bring in here Lucio. But speedily.

before your good honour two notorious beneIsab. I will about it straight;

factors. No longer staying but to give the mother +

Ang. Benefactors? Well; what benefactors are Notice of my affair. I bumbly thank you : they are they not malefactors ! Commend me to my brotber : soon at night Elb. If it please your bonour, I know not I'll send himn certain word of my success.

well what they are : but precise villains they Lucio. I take my leave of you.

are, that I am sure of; and void of all profanaIsab. Good Sir, adieu.

(Exeunt. tion in tbe world, that good Christians ought to

bave.

Escal. This comes off well ; . here's a wise

officer. АСТ II.

Ang. Go to : What quality are they of? El.

bow is your name? Why dost thou not speak, SCENE I.-A Hall in ANGELO's House. Elbow ?

Clo. He cannot, Sir; he's out at elbow.
Enter ANGELO, ESCALUS, a JUSTICE, PROY OST, Ang. What are you, Sir ?
Officers, and other Attendants.

EIL. He, Sir ? a tapster, Sir ; parcel +-bawd; Ang. We must not make a scare-crow of the one that serves a bad woman; whose house, Sir, law,

was, as they say, pluck'd down in the suburbs; Setting it up to fear i the birds of prey,

and now she professes t a bot-louse, wbich, I And let it keep one shape, till custom make it think, is a very ill house too. Their percb, and not their terror.

Escal. How know you tbat? Escal. Ay, but yet

Elb. My wife, Sir, whom I detest before Let us be keen, and rather cut a little,

heaven and your honour, Than fall, and bruise to death : Alas! th

Escal. How ! thy wife ? tleman,

Elb. Ay, Sir ? whom, I thank heaven, is an Whom I would save, had a most noble father. honest woman,Let but your honour know,

Escal. Dost thou detest ber therefore ? (Whom I believe to be most strait in virtue,) El. I say, Sir, I will detest myself also, as Tbat, in the working of your owu affections, well as she, that this house, if it be not a bawd's Had time coher'd with place, or place with house, it is pity of her life, for it is a naughty wishing,

bouse. Or that the resolute acting of your blood

Escal. How dost thou know that, constable ? Could have atlain'd the effect of your own Elb. Marry, Sir, by my wife ; who, if she bad purpose,

been a woman cardinally given, might have been Whether you had not sometime in your life accused in fornication, adultery, and all uncieanErr'd in this point which now you censure him, ness there. And pull'd the law upon you.

Escal. By the woman's means ? Ang. 'Tis one thing to be tempted, Escalus, Elb. Ay, Sir, by mistress Overdone's means : Anotber thing to fall. I not deny,

I but as she epit in his face, so she defied him. The jury, passing on the prisoner's life,

Clo, Sir, if it please your honour, this is not May, in the sworn twelve, have a thief or two so Guiltier than him they try : What's open made Elb. Prove it before these varlets here, thou to justice,

honourable man, prove it. That justice seizes. What know the laws,

Escal. Do you hear bow he misplaces ? That thieves do pass on thieves 1 'Tis very

ITO ANGELO. preguant,

Clo. Sir, she came in great with child; and The jewel that we find, we stoop and take it, longing (saving your honour's reverence,) for Because we see it; but what we do not see, stew'd prunes ; Sir, we had but two in the house, We tread upon, and never think of it.

which at that very distant time stood, as it were, You may not so extenuate his offence,

in a fruit dish, a dish of some three-pence; your For • I bave had such faults : but rather tell me, honours have seen such dishes; they are not When I, that censure to bim, do so offend, China dishes, but very good dishes. Let mine own judgment pattern out my death, Escal. Go to, go to: no matter for the dish, And nothing come in partial. Sir, he must die. Sir. Escal. Be it as your wisdomn will.

Clo. No, indeed, Sir, not of a pin ; you are Ang. Where is the provost?

there'n in the right : but, to the poiut; As I say, Prov. Here, if it like your honour.

this niistress Elbow, being, as I say, with child, Ang. See that Claudio

and being great belly'd, and longing, as I said, Be executed by nine to-morrow morning :

for prunes ; and having but two in the dish, as Bring him his confessor, let him be prepared ; I said, master Froth here, ibis very man, bay. For that's the utmost of his pilgrimnage.

ing eaten the rest, as I said, and, as I say, pay.

(Erit PROVOST. ing for them very honestly ;-for, as you know, Escal. Well, beaven forgive himn; and forgive master Froth, I could not give you three-pence

again. Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall :

Froth. No, indeed. Some run from brakes It of vice, and answer Clo. Very well : you being then, if you be none;

remember's, cracking the stones of the foresaid And some condemned for a fault alone.

prunes.

Froth. Ay, so I did, indeed. Enter ELBOW, FROTH, CLOWN, Officers, &c. Clo. Why, very well : I telling you then, if you

Elb. Come, bring them away: if these be be remember'd, that such a one, and such a one, good people in a common-weal, 65 tbat do no. were past cure of the thing yon wol of, unless thing but use their abuses in common houses. I they kept very good diet, as I told you. know no law; bring them away.

Froth. All this is true.

Clo. Why, very well then. • Hare.

Albess.

Escal. Come, you are a tedious fool: to the 1 Scare.

Examine.
I Suited.

T Pain.

I purpose. What was done to Elbow's wife, that *. Because. tt Sentence. • Well told.

+ Partly. 11 Thickest, thorny paths of vice." OS Wealth.

Keeps a bagnio.

For protest.

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be baih cause to complain of ? Come me to Thou stest, thou wicked varlet now, what's come what was done to ber.

upon thee; thou art to continue now, thou var. Clo. Sir, your honour cannot come to that yet. let; thou art to continue, Escal. No, Sir, nor I mean it not.

Escal. Where were you born, friend! Cto. Sir, but you shall come to it, by your

(To FROTI. hovour's leave: And, I beseech you, look into Froth. Here in Vienna, Sir. master Froth bere, Sir; a man of fourscore Escal. Are you of fourscore pounds a year ? pound a year ; whose father died at Hallowmas : Froth. Yes, an't please you, Sir. -Was't not at Hallowmas, master Froth?

Escal. So.-What uade are you of, Sir? Froth. All-hollond eve.

[To the CLOWN. Clo. Why, very well; I hope here be truths: Clo. A tapster ; a poor widow's tapster. He, Sir, sitting, as I say, in a lower + chair, Escal. Your mistress's name? Sir :'twas in the Bunch of Grapes, where, Clo. Mistress Over-done. indeed, you have a delight to sit : Have you Escal. Hath she had any more than one busnot?

band. Froth I have so ; because it is an open room, Clo. Nine, Sir; Over-done by the last. and good for winter.

Escal. Nine! - Come bither to me, master Clo. Wby, very well then ;-I hope bere be Froth. Master Froth, I would not have you actruths.

quainted with tapsters: they will draw you, master Ang. This will last out a night in Russia, Froth, and you will baug tbem: Get you gone, When nights are longest there : I'll take my and let me bear no more of you. leave,

Froth. I thank your worship : For mine own And leave you to the hearing of the cause ; part, I never come into any room in a taphouse, Heping, you'll find good cause to whip them all. but I am drawn in. Escal. I think no less : Good morrow to your Escal. Well; no more of it, master Froth: lordship.

(Erit ANCELO. farewell. (Erit FROTH. Come you bither to Now, Sir, come on ; What was done to Elbow's me, master tapster: what's your name, master wife, once more ?

tapster ? Clo. Once, Sir ? there was nothing done to her Clo. Pompey. once.

Escal. What else i Elb. I bescech you, Sir, ask him what this man Clo. Bum, Sir. did to my wife.

Escal. 'Troth, and your bum is the greatest Clo. I beseech your honour, ask me.

thing about you ; so that, in the beastliest seuse, Escal. Well, Sir : What did this gentleman to you are Pompey the great. Pompey, you are her !

partly a bawd, Pompey, howsoever you colour it Clo. I beseech you, Sir, look in this gentle in being a tapster. Are you not ? come, tell me man's face :-Good master Froth, look upon his true; it shall be the better for you. honour; 'tis for a good purpose : Doth your clo. Truly, Sir, I am a poor fellow, that would bonour mark his face ?

live. Escal. Ay, Sir, very well.

Escal. How would you live Pompey ? by being Clo. Nay, I beseech you, mark it well. a bawd? What do you think of the trade, PomEscal. Well, I do so.

pey 1 is it a lawful trade ? Clo. Doth your honour see any harm in his C'lo. If the law would allow it, Sir. face?

Escal. But the law will not allow it, Pompey; Escal. Why, 10.

nor it shall not be allowed in Vienna. Clo. I'll be supposed t upon a book, bis face clo. Does your worship mean iv geld and is the worst thing about him : Good then ; if bis spay all the youth in the city ? face be the worst thing about him, how could Escal. No, Pompey. master Froth do the constable's wife any barın? Clo. Truly, Sir, in my poor opinion, they will I would know that of your honour.

to't then: if your worship will take order for Escal. He's in the right : Constable, what say the drabs and the knaies, you need not to fear you to it?

the bawds. Elb. First, an it like you, the house is a re Escal. There are pretty orders beginning, I spected bouse ; next, this is a respected fellow; can tell you : It is but heading and hanging. and his mistress is a respected woman.

Clo. If you head and hang all that offend Clo. By this hand, Sir, bis wife is a more re that way but for ten year together, you'll be spected person than any of us all.

glad to give ont a commission for more heads. Elb. Varlet, thou liest ; thou liest, wicked var. If this law hold in Vienna ten year, I'll rent the let : the time is yet to come, that she was ever fairest bouse in it, after threepence a bay : If you respected with man, woman, or child.

live to see this come to pass, say, Pompey told ('lo. Sir, she was respected with him before he you so. married with her.

Escal. Thank you, good Pompey: and, in Escal. Wbich is the wiser bere? Justice or requital of your prophecy, hark you,- 1 advise Iniquity ? Is this true ?

yon, let me not find you before me again upon FIO. O thou caitiffi 0 thou varlet! 0 thou any complaint whatsoever, no, not for dwelling wicked Hannibal !! I respected with ber, before where you do: if I do, Pompey, I shall beat I was married to her ? if ever I was respected you to your tent, and prove a shrewd Cæsar to with her, or she with me, let not your worship you ; in plain dealing, Pompey, I shall have think nie the poor duke's officer :-Prove this, you whipt: so for this tine, Pompey, fare you thou wicked Hannibal, or I'll bave mine action of well. battery on thee.

I Clo. I thank your worship for your good connEscal. If he took you a box o' ear, you might sel; but I shall follow it, as the flesh and for. have your action of slander too.

tune shall better determine. Elb. Marry, I thank your good worship for it: wbip me ? No, no ; let carman wbip bis jade ; What is't your worship's pleasure I should do The valiant heart's not whipt out his trade. with this wicked caitir

(Erit. Escal. Truly, officer, because he hath some Escal. Come hither to me, inaster Elbow; offences in bim, 'that thou wouldst discover if come hither, master Constable. How long have thou couldst, let him continue in his courses, till you beep in this place of constable ? tbou know'st what they are.

Elb. Seven year and a ball, Sir. Elb. Marry, I thank your worship for it : Escal. I thought, by your readiness in the

office, you had continued in it some time : You • Eve of All Saints day.

+ Fasy.

say, seven years together ? * Deposed, sworn.

Constable or clown. | For cannibal.

• Measures.

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