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Against my brother's h^.

Aug. She speaks, and 'tis

Such sense, that my sense breeds with it. Fare

you well.

Jtab. Gentle, my lord, turn back. [morrow

Atio- 1 will bethink roe:— Come again to-

J»ab. I{.irk, how 1*11 bribe you : Good, my lord,

Amf. How ! bribe me 7 [tuni back.

Jfib. Ay. with such gilts, that heaven shall shure

Lucio You hud niurr'd all elM. [with you.

Jsab. Not with fond siiekels of the tested Kold,
Cr stunex, whti^e rates are eitlier ricli. or poor.
As iaiK^ values Utem : but with true prayers,
Tliat sliall be up at lieuveo, and enter tiiere,
Kre son- rise : pravers from preserved suuU.
FriMU fastinic maids, wbuae luiuds are dedicata
To nuChuig temporeL

Aug. Well : come to me

To-morrow.

Ludo. Go to; it is well ; away.

lAside to Isabel.

Jtad Heaven keep your honour safb !

Atig. Amen : for 1

Am that way going to temptation, lA»ide.

Whsrs |va)ers cross.



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1Kb. At what hour to-mcanuw

Shall I attend your lordship ',

Ang. At any time 'fore noon.

bob Save vour honour I

iExewU Lucio, tsahella nwl Pmrost.

Ana. From thee : even fr:>m t'ly viitue I—

What's this? what's tliisf Is this ber tuult, or

mine T
The templer or the teron'e<l, who sins most T Hal
Not she ; nor doth she tompt : but it is 1,
That lyin? by the violet, in tl^ sun
Do, as the carrion does*, not as the flower,
Corrupt with virtuous aea.<«on. Can it lie,
That niodes'y may more betmy our sense
Than- woman's lightness 1 Having waste grouiiil

enough.
Shall we desire to rnze the sanctuary,
AikI (litch our evils there T O, fy. fy, fy I
What dost thou f or wliat art th<iu. Aiigelo?
roit tho I desire her foully, ft>r tlrnse things
I'hut make )i»*r KiMid \ O. lei her brothnr hve :
Thieves fnnheir rohljery have au'hority,
When J(id<es s^d thenwelves. What I' do I love
That I dtsire to hear her s\r9.\k agsiiii, [linr.

And fenst upon her eyes ? Wiiai i»*t I dream on I

cunning eueuiy. that, to ra'cli a «tHini.

With sa Ills d«ist bait thy h<N>k ! Mos' dnu^mus

Is that te ii[>taiioii. that doth goad us on

To sin ill loving viitue: never could the strumpet.

With all her double vigour, art. and nature.

Oiire sMr my iemi>er: nut this virtuous niaiJ

>uhJues me quite .-—Ever till now.

When men were fond, 1 sniil'd and wonder'd how.

SCENE \\\,—A Room in a PrisoH.
Elder Duke, habited like a Fnar, and Provost
Dufcr. Hail to you, provmt ! so, F think you are.
Proo. I iim the provost : What's your will, good

friar T
Duke. Bound by my charity, and my bless'd

1 onme to visit the' afflicted spirits [order,
Here in the pnstui : do me the common rivht
To let me see them ; and to make me know
'The nature of their crimes, that I may minister
To them aooondingly. [needful.

J*rov. 1 would do more than that if mure were

Enter Juliet.
TxMik. here contes one ; a gentlewoman of mine.
Who f.tllin;; in the flumes of her own yooth.
Hath otister'd her report : She is with child ;
And he tliat gut it, sentenc'd : a young man
More fit to do another such oflence,
llinn die fur tlus.

Duke. When mnst he die T

Proo. As I do think, to-morrow —
I have providtnl fur you ; stny a while, [7b Juliet.
And you sliull be conducted. (carry T

Duke. Repent yon, fuir one, of the sm yoi|

Ju/ft^t I do : and bear the shame most patiently.

Dmke. I'll ie<ich you how yuu sliail arraign your
OHisoieuoe.
And Inr your penitence, if it bo sound,
Or hollowly put on.

JmiieL 111 gladly learn.

Duke. Love you the man Unit wrong'd youf

JttLet. Yes, as 1 h>ve the wuinaii that wroog'd
hiin.

Duke. So, then, it seems, your most offiroosful
act WMS mutually committed t

JmHet, _ Mutually.



Duke. Then was your sin of heavier Uad than
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To jrour woreliip's hoaae, sir?

EtcaL To my house: Pare fon welL [ExiL
Bbow.] What's o'clunk, think yuu I

Just. Eteren.sir.

EsaU. I prnv y<Hi home to dinoer with me.

Just. I huniblV thniik voa.

Escal. It frrieves me fur the death of Claadio ;
But there'x no mniedy.

Just. Lunl Angelo » levere.

Escul. It is but needful :

Merry is not itself, that oft looks so ;
nurdon is still thr ntitve of second woe :
But yet.— Poor Claudio '—There's no remedy.
CtMDe, sir. [£znai/

SCENE ll^Another Roam in the same.
Enter Provo< and a Servant
Serv. He's hearing of a cause ; he will oome
111 tell biiii of you. [straight.

Fnv. Pray you do [Exit Servant] I'll know
His pleasure ; may Ite, he will relent : Alas,
He bath but as iiOended in a dream I
All sects, all ages, smack of this vice , and ha
To die fur it I—

Enter Anftelo.

Ang. Now what's the matter^ provost t

Prov. 1« it your will Claudio shall die to-mor-
niw T [order T

An9. Pid I not tell thee, yea? hadat thou not
Why dost thou ask again T

Piw. Lest I miirht he too rash

Under your good correction, I have seeu,
When, after execution, judgment huth
Repented o'er his doom.

Ang. Go to ; let that he mine :

00 you your oiDce, or give up your place.
And you shall well be spar'd.

Frno, I crave your honour's paidon.—

What nhall be done, sir, with Uie gruaning Juliet T
She'k very near her hour.

Ang. Dispose of her

To auoie more fitter place ; and that with speed.

R0-«a/«r Servant

Serv. Hero is the sister of the man condemn'd.
Desires access to you.

Ang. Hath he a sister T

Prov. Ay, my Kood lord ; a very virtuuiui maid.
And to Iw siiortly of a sisterhood.
If uot already.

Ang. Well, let her be admitted.

r£M Servant.
See yon. the fornicatress be remov d ;
Let her have needful, but not lavish, means ;
I'here sluUl be order for it

Elder Lucio and IsalMslIa.

Proo. Save your honour ! [Q/ffring to retire.

Ang. Stay a little while.— [7b Imb J You are
welcome '. Whui's jr«iur will T

Isab. I am a woful suiUir to your honour.
Please but your lionour heur me.

Aug W^ell; what's your suit I

Jsab. There is a vice, that most 1 do abhor.
And moat desire should meet the blow ofjustice
For which 1 would not plead, but that I must ;
For which I mut4 not plead, but that I am
At war, twixl will and wUl uot

Ang. Well ; the matter?

Isob. 1 have a brother is condemn'd to die :

1 do beiieech yuu. let it be hu lault.
And not my brother.

Proo. lienven ;tve thee moving graces!




Ang. Condrmn the fault, aial nut the actor of it I
Why, every fault's comlemned, ere it he done :
Mine were the very cipiier of a function.
1'o find the faults, whose fine stands in record.
And let go by the actor.

Isob. O just but severe law t

I had a brother then. —Heaven keep your honour I

lEenrimf.

Luao. [To Isab] Givet not o'er ao: u> hiui
acnin. entreat him ;
Kneel down lie fore him. hang upon his gown ;
You are too cold ; if you should need a pin.
you could not with more lame a tongue de»ire it :
To him. i say.

Itab. Must he needs die ?

^1*17. ATaiden, no remedy.

Isab. Yes ; I do think that you might pardon
him.
And neither Heaven, nor man, grieve at the mercy.

Ang. 1 will not dot.

Isob. But can you. if yon would?

Aug. T^ook, what I will not. Uint I cannot do.

Isob. But might you dot and do the world no
wrong.
If so your heart were touch'd with that remorse
As mine in to him 7

Ang. He's sentenc'd ; lis too late.

Lurio. You am too cold. [To Isabelhi.

isofr. Too late 7 why, no : I, that <lo speak a wonl.
May call it hack again : Well, belif^ve this.
No ceremony that to great ones 'lones.
Not the king s crown, nor the depuied sword,
l*he marshal's truncheon, nor the judge's roM,
Become them wiih one liiilf .«o good h grace
As mercy does. If he iiNd been lis you.
And you as he. you would have Klipl like him :
But he, like you, would not have been so stem.

Ang. Pray you, begone.

bob. I would to Heaven I had your potencv.
And you were Isabel? should it then be thus?
No : I would tell what 'twere to be a judge.
And what a pnsoner.

Lwrro Ay. touch him: there's I he vein. [Aside.

Ang. Your brother is a forft^it of the law.
And you but waste your words.

Isab. Alas! alas!

Wliy. all the souls that were, were forfeit once
AikI He that might the vantage best have took
Found out the remedy. How would you be«
If he. which is the lop of jiuicnieiit. shouki
Bui judge you as yoo are I O, think on that ;
Aiul mercy then will breathe wiihm yoiu* lips.
Like man new made.

Ang. Be you content fair maid ;

It is the law, not I, coodenins your brother :
Were he my kuisman, brother, or mv 8«»n.
It sliould be thus with hiiu ; — he must die to*
morrow. [spare him :

Isab. To morrow? O, that's sudden! Spare him.
He's not prepared fordenth ! Even for our kitchens
We kill the fowl of aea-sun : shall we serve Heavea
With leta resfiect tluin we do nimiKier [\'ou :
To our gniss selves ? G(nnI. giMxl itiy lord, beuiutk
Who is it I hat hath died for this offence ?
There's many have conimiite<l it

Luao. Ay. well said.

Ang. The law hath not been dead, though it hath
slept :
Those many had not dar'd Ui do that evil.
If the first man that did the e<lici infrince.
Had answer'd for his deed : now. 'tiK awake :
Takes note of wluit is done ; and, like a prophet.
Looks in a glass, that shows what future evils,
(Either now, or by remiindiess new-cemceiv'd.
And so in progress to lie huich'd and bom.)



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etc. Why, very well then; - ! hope here be
truths.

Am. Thw will last out n niglit hi Russia,
When iiirliisnn; I«>n3e8t iht-rH : I'll tNke my leave,
Ami lenve r<>u to the tieHrin^ of the c»U!«e ;
Hui>inff yuti 11 Hiui g<NMl cause tu whip them all

EscuL I tliiiik nu less: l>uod murmw t4> your
lortlnhip. [Exit Anirelo.

Now. sir. cunie on : What was done to £l bow's
wife, once mitre 7

Oo. Once, sir T there was nothing done to her
core.

Elb. I beseech you. sir, ask him what this man
did to my wife.

Clo. 1 Iteseech your hcmonr, ask mo.

£>»L Well, sir : what did ihis Kentleman to her 7

Clo. I bef«ech you.sir. luok in this Keiitleman's
&oe :— Guud ^Ltster Fioth. look upon his honour;
*tisforagnod porpoee: Doth your honour murk
his face?

BicoL Ay, sir, very welL

Cfo. Nay, I beseech you, mark it welt

ISscaL Well. I do so.

Go. Doth your honour see any harm in his face 7

BsoaL Why, no.

Clo. 111 he supposed upon a hook, his face is
tlie worst ihim; about him : Good then ; if his
fiKe he the wun.t thiiwc about him. how could Pompey.

Master Fnith do the i^Ni^table's wife uiiy harm 7 n<
I woiiid know th:it of your honour. and spay

Emxtl lie's in the ngbt: Constable, what say al
yuQ to ii 7

BBt. Pirst.an it like you. ihe house b a revpected f will to*t

boose: next, this is n respected fellow; and his tl thednilis

mislress is a tesitected woman. ai ) bawds.

Clo. By liiM hand, sir, hn wife is a more re- ing, 1 oin

tptiAifi pefMon Ihau any of us all. u

EUf. Varlet. ihtni lieMl; ihou liest. wicked vnr- fend that

let : the time m yet Ui come that she wu:i ever vi ie friatl lo

respected, with iimii. woinsui. or child. ki f this kiw

Oo. Sir. she w;ui respectml with him before he h est house

mametl wih her. ir. ... .„.». ^^, — .^ , . .. . — ..re to see

EtcaL Wh cti IS the wiser heti 7 Justice, or ; this come to pass. say. i\impey told you so.
Iniqiiity T— Is ih s lru*« f I Escal 1'hnnk you, jfixjd Pompey : and, in m-

Elb O ihou nuutf! O thoti varlet ! (» thou ' quitnl of your prophecy, hark ytiu,— I advise yim,
wii:ked HuiiiiIIkiI ! I res|ieo ed wiili her. lietore 1 , let me not find yuii before me a«;un u|hmi any oom-
WHS mamed to her 7 If ever I wus resiienied pliunt wiiatsoever. no, not for dwelling where yi>u
with her, or she with me, lei not your worship
tliink iiie the poor duke's officer : — Prove ihni,
ihou wicked MaunibiU.or 111 luive mine ncliouof
bsttery on thee.

Etcal. If he took von a box o' th'ear, you might



Clo. Nine, sir; Over-done by the last.

Esctd. Nine! — Come hitlier to me, Master
Froth. M»Kier Froth, I would not have you nc-
qnaiiite«] with lapftters : they will dniw you. Mas-
ter Froth, and you wdl haia; them : Get you gone,
and let we hear no moie uf you.

Froth. I I hank your womhip: For mine own
part. 1 nerer come into any nwm in a laphou^e,
but I am drawn in.

EbcoI. Well : no more of it. Master Froth : fare-
well. [£rt/ Fn>th.] Come you hither to me.
master uipvuer; what's your name, master tapster f

Clo. Pompey.

E»caL. What else?

Clo. Bum. sir.

E$caL ''I'roth, and vour bum is the irrente!4
thing about you ; so that, in the beastliest sense,
you are Pompey the great. POinpey, you are
partly a liawd, Pompey, howsoever you oolonr it
m lieing a tapater. Are you not 7 oom«, tell me
true: itshall be tt " '

Cto. Truly, sir, 1
lire.

Eactd. Hmv would von live. Pompey T by being
a bawd 7 What do you think of the trade, Pum-
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dt» : if 1 dii, Poiii|iey, 1 shall bent yi»ii to your tent,
and prove a shrewd Ctesar to you ; in plain deal-
iia;, Pompey. i Hhall have you whipt : ao fur this
tune. Pompbv. fare you well.

Clo. 1 thank vour worship ft»r jrour irooil conn-
set ; but I shall follow it, as tlie flesh and fortune



have your anion of slamlcr too t^i . ifu* • •■■.•n ■.«•.>.«

Elb. Marry, I thank your good worship fi»r it : ' s\u\\\ better determine.
What is't jrtiur worxlin/s pleasure 1 should doi Whpine? No, no; let carman whip his jade ;



wuh this wicked caitifr7

Escal. Truly, officer, because he hath some of-
fences in him, tiitft thou wouldst discover if thou
(ouldst. le' him oontinue in his courses, till thou
kiHiw'st what they are.

Elb. Marry, I thank your worship for it :— Thou
seest, thou wicked varlet. now, what's come upm
thee ; thou art tu coutiiiue now, thoa varlet ; thou
art tocon'mue.

Ernxl. Where were you bom, friend 7 iTo Froth.

Froth. Here in Vjeiina, sir.

Rtcal. Are you of louracore pounds a year 7

Frolk. Yes. and*l pleawe you, nir

EtcaL So.— Wtutt trade ure you of. sir



I'tie valiant heart's not whipt out of his trade.

lErU.

EscaL Come hither to me. Master Elbow ; cmra
hither. niBHter coiiKtahle. How long have you
lieen in this place of constable T

Elb. Seven year and a half, sir.

EsraL I thought, by your roadinera m the offit e,
yttu had coiit inued in it some time : You say, sevua
yeant io«ether.

Elb. And a half, sir.

£saiZ. Alas! it hath been great pains to yon!
I1iey do you wroiur to put rou so oft upoii't : Are
there not men in your ward sufficieni Ui nerve ii T




Eib. Faith. Kir. few of any wit in such matters:

[To thr Clown. I as ttieyare ulioven, they are Klail to clio(»se me for
Clo. A tapater: a poor widow's laps'.er. I them; 1 do it lor some piece of money, and go

£$eaL Your nivtress's name 7 through with a!l.

Cto. Mistress Overdone. Escal. Look you, bring me in the names of

EtcaL Hath slie hud any more than one bus- some six or seven, the moat efficient
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ACT II.

SCENE L-il »i(rM Angelo^ Hatm

EMtxr Anffelu.Eicalaa.ff Jiis'ine, Pruvust,
Ofiioera, imi oUtcr Atienduais.

Ang. We mast not make a arArecn>w uf the law,
BettioK It up to fear Uie hirtis of prey.
AihI let It keep otie aliape. till cuatoui make it
l*hHr perch, aud uot their terrur.

ExaL Ar, bat yet

I^t us be keen, and rather cut a liitle, [man.
Than fall, and I ruitte to death : Ala!< \ this fteiiiie-
Wbuni I wiiuUl SMve. hud a moat noble father.
Lei hut your honour know.
(Whom 1 iieiieve U* b« most stmit in virtue.)



That, m the work ins of rour own aflbctitins,
I tiDi« ooh«)r*d with piitre, or plare w.th wiah-



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Or thai the remilate artiiur of your blood [ing.
Could have attained i he effect of your own purpove.
Whether vou had noi wonietime in your life
KrrM in this (loint which now you censure him.
And puird thr law upon you.

Ana. "I'ia one thinff to he tempted. Earalos,
Aii(»ther tiling to falf 1 not deny.
The jury, pnsmiir on the prisoner'^ life.
May. m the bwom twelve, hare a thief or two
Guiltier than limt they try : What's open made to

justice,
l*hat jtis'ice seires. What know the Inws, [nant,
I'hut tliievea do pass on tiiieve* \ I'm very preg-
The jewel that we find, wv tr'oop and lake il.
BecsiUite we nee it ; but whut we do not see.
We tread up<Ni, and never Hiink of it.
Yuu may not so extenuate his oflfence,
F<»r I have liad socli faults; but rather tell roe.
When I, tliat censure hiin. do so offend,
l4st my own jiaJgmenl paitem out my death.
And iiothinf come in iianiul. Sir, he uiusl die.

EkoL Be It as your wisdom will.

Artg Where is the provost ?

/Voe. Here, if it like your honour.

Ang See that Claadio

Be ezecutrd by nine to-morrow morning :
Bnng him his confesKor. let hira be prepar*d;
For tlial's the utmost of his pitgrunuse.

[ Exit Pmvoet.

EkoL Well, heaven forpdve him I and forgive us
Some rise by sin. and some by virtue fall : [all !
Some run from brakes of vice, and aiuwer none ;
Aud ranie condemned ibr a fiiult alone.

BmUr Elbow. Froth. Clown, OfRoert, &c

JEZfr. Come, bring them away : if these be good
people iu a coramon-wnal. that do nothing but
iu« their abuses in c^muiou houses, 1 know no
law ; bring them awav.

Ano How now, sir 1 What's yoar Dame T and
what's the nuUter T

Bib. If it please yonr honour, I am the poor
duke's constable, and mv name is Elbow : I do
lean upon justice, sir, and do bring in here before
your good honour two notorious benefuclors.

Ang. tienefactom T Well ; what benefactors are
Uiey \ are they not malefactors 7

£D. If It please your hon<iur. I know not well
what they are : but preciae villains they are. that
I am sure of; aud void of all pnifnnation in the
world, that gtKid Cbnstians ourtit to have.

Eat-nL This comes uflT well; here's a wiae
oflh^i^r.

Ang. Go to : What quality are tliey off Elbow
is your name t Why di«t tlioa not nwak. Elbow f



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He. sir T a tapster, air ; paroel-bawd ; ooa
that serves a bad wiMnan ; whose house, sir, was,
as thev say, ulock'd down in the suliurbs ; aad
now she pmresras a hot- house, which, 1 think, is
a very ill houM too.

EacaL How know yoa that T

E>b. My wife, sir, whom I detest before Heaven
and your honour. —

Eaad. How 1 thy wife ?

Eib. Ay, sir; whom I thank Heaven, H an
honest woman,—

Eacal. Dnst thou detest her therpfuns T

EJb. 1 say, sir, I wUl detest myself also, as well
as she. that thin house, if it lie not u bnwd's house,
it is pity of her life, fiir it is a naughty lioua«

£»Qa7. How dost thou know that. CAinxiable ?

Eih Marry, sir. by my wife ; wlio. if she had
been a woman cttrdtnally given, misht have Iwen
accused in foniicatiou, aidultery. aial all u
lines* there.

EscoL By the woman's means T

BlUt. Av, sir, by Mi-^tress Over doneVi i .
but as site spit in his face, so she defiKl him.

Cto. Sir, if it please your hononr, this Ik not so.

Eib. Prove it liefore ihest* vailela here, thoa
honourable man, prove it.

EkoL. Do you hear how he misplaces T

[ Vo Angelo.

Ofo. Sir. she came in great with cluld ; and
kmring (saving your htinour's rfvereiice) ffir
stew'd prunes ; sir, we hitd but two hi the house;
which at tlint very disiHiit time stinid, as il were,
in a fruit dish, a disii of stane thievpeiice ; ytrtir
honours have seen such dl^hes; Uiey are not
China dishes, but very good disiifs.

EamL Go lo, go Ui; mt mailer for the dish, sir.

CU>. No. uideed, sir. not \\i a pin: you are
therein in tlie nglii : hut. to Hie point : As 1 »iy,
thu Mistrras Elbow, being, as 1 say. with cJiild,
and beina great Itelly'd, uial hmcing. as 1 shmI. f.«

J runes ; and having but two ui ihe dish, as 1 md,
luster l-Yoth here, this veO' nian, liaviuc eaten
the rest, as 1 said, aud, as 1 say, paving for Uieiu
very honebtly ;— for, as you know, Maaier Fn4h,
1 could not give you threepence again.

FtiAk. No. indeed.

Clo. Very well : yiMi being then, if you be re-
meinlier'd, cracking the stones of the aftiresaid
prunes.

h>oik Ay. so I dkl, indeed

Cto. Why, very well : 1 telling you then, if yoa
be reroember'd. thai such a one, aud such a oue,
were post cure of the thing you wot of, unless
they kept veiy good diet, as 1 toU you.

FnAh. All Uiis is true.

Cto. Why, veiy well then.

EacaL Come, you are a tedious fool : to the

Kurpoee.— Wliat was done to Elbow% wife, thai
e hath cause to complain oft Conie we to
what was done to her.

Cto. Sir, your honour cannot oome to that yet

EaoaL No, sir, nor I mean it not.

Cto. Sir, but you shall come to it, by your ho>
nour's leave; And, 1 beseech you, look iuio Mus-
ter Froih here, sir; a man offiKirscore iiouiid a
year; whoM lather died at Hallowmas:— Was*t
uol at Hallowmas, Msuiter Froth T

FnMi. All-hollond eve.

Cto. Why. very well; I hope here be truths:
He, sir, sitting, as 1 say, ui a lower chair, sir :— >
'twas m the taoKh oj Grtrpra. where, indeed, yoa
have a delif ht to sit : Have you not t

F^rotk. 1 have so ; becauss il is an open
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Havinit ImmiiiJ up Uie threat'ninc iwm of birch,
(hiljr Ui stink it lu iheir rbildreu'a Mxhi,
FtK lerrur, niit tit use : m time the nid
B«C(>nu!S more uock'd, tkaa fear'd : so our de-




Dmid to lutliction. to themaelres are dead ;
And liltertjr plucks ja<<tice by tho iiitse ;
TtM tstiif mwls tiie nunte. and qaite athwart
GtMW ail decor urn.

FH. It retted in yoar uraoe

To uulunae this tied>upj office, when jon pleas'd :
Aud It in y<»a more dreadful would Itave seem'd,
llian iQ Lord Angelu.

Uuk . I do fear, too dreadful :

3i'.h *iwaii my fiiult to Kivtt the people scope,
T would he mr lyraiiiiy to strike aud gull them
Fur wliai I h u iliem do : For we hid thw be diiae,
When evil d^ods have their permissive paio.
And iiul the puuishuieiiU liiereluie, iudeed, my

father,
1 hare on Aiigelo impoe'd Uie ofRoe :
WhouiMy.in the ambush <il'my uame, strike home,
And yet my nature never iii the sight,
To do it Blunder : And to behold his sway,
I will, as 'twere a brother of your order.
ViMt both priure and people : therefore, 1 pr'ythee,
Supply me with the habit, nnd instruct me
How 1 may fonnally in person bear me
like a true friar. More reosiius for this action,
At our more leisure shall 1 render you ;
Oidy, this one :— LAnl Aiigeio is precise :
fiStauds at a guurd with envy ; vcurde omfessM
That bis bhiod fl iws, or that his appeiite
h more to bread Liun utone : Hence sliull we see
If power change purpose, what our seemers be.
lExtMU

SCENE V.-ii Nvwtny.
Bidtr Isabella and Franctsca.
JM. And have you nuns no further pririleges '
Fran. Are not these lanra enough T
1 9b. Yes, truly : 1 speiiK not as desiring more
Bat rather wishing a mom s.nct restnunt
Upon the sisterhooil, the ro'arists of Suiiit Clara
Jmao. Ho I Pouoe be in this plaod ! [ WiVtin
UUk Wbii's thut which culb

fhm. It ia a man's Toioe : UciiUe Isabella,
I'wo yoQ ibe key. and know his business of him
You may. 1 may not ; you are yet unsworn :
Wbao you have vow'd, you must not speak witt

men.
But in the presenoe of the prioraas :
Then, if you speak, you ma«t not vhow yoar laoe
Or, if vua show your (ace, you must not speak.
He caUs again ; 1 pray you answer him.

AExii Pranrisca
lnft.Peaoe and prosperity I Who wt that calls

£alrr Luda

X«cw. Hail, Tirgin, if you be; as thoae cheek-
nM«s
Woelaim you are no less ! Can yoa so stead me
As bring me U> the siglit of iKabelia,
A twivice of this place, ami the ^r sister
To Iter unhappy brolher CluudioT

/sa6. Why her uohnppy brother T let me ask ;
The ratlier, for I n<iw muvt inidce you know
1 am tluu Isabella, and his sister. [greets yoa

Ludo Gentle and 6ur, your brother kiudlj
Not to be weary with you, he's in prison.

/m6. Woeme! For what 7 Madfee

Lndo Ftir that, which if myself mi^t be hii
He abcrakl rroeive his puniithment in thanks;
Ua bath got his frieial with child.



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it. an immortal spint;
in sincerity,

leme the good, in mocking

ve it Fewness and truth,

lover have embnic'd :

w full : as bliN»«iming time,

B the bare fallow bruigs

reu so her plenteous womb

th uiid husbandry.



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