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Clau. Now, sister, what's the comfort ? Clau. If it were damnable, he, being so wise,
Isabe Why, as all comforts are; most good indeed : || Why, would he for a momentary trick
Lord Angelo, having affairs to heaven,

Be perdurably find !- Isabel!
Intends you for his swift embassador,

Isab. What says my brother? where you shall be an everlasting leiger:

Clau.

Death is a fearful thing. Therefore your best appointment make with speed ; Isab. And shamed life a hateful. Tomorrow you set on.

Clar. Ay, but to die, and go we know not where ; Is there no remedy?

To lie in cold obstruction, and to rot; lead. None, but such remedy, as, to save a head, This sensible warm motion to become To deave a heart in twain.

A kneaded clod; and the delighted spirit
Clarke
But is there any?

To bathe in fiery floods, or to reside lach. Fes, brother, you may live;

In thrilling regions of thick-ribbed ice; There is a devilish mercy in the judge,

To be imprison'd in the viewiess winds, If you'll implore it, that will free your life,

And blown with restless violence round about Bet letter you till death.

The pendent world; or to be worse than worst Cias.

Perpetual durance ? Of those, that lawless and incertain thoughts la Ay, just, perpetual durance ; a restraint, Imagine howling !-'tis too horrible! Though all the world's vastidity you had,

The weariest and most loathed worldly life,
To a determind scope

That age, ache, penury, and imprisonment
Clou.
But in what nature?

Can lay on nature, is a paradise inch. In such a one as (you consenting to't)

To what we fear of death. Tould bark your honour from that trunk you bear,

Isab.

Alas! alas!
And leave you naked.

Clau. Sweet sister, let me live:
Claus
Let me know the point.

What sin you do to save a brother's life, lac's, O, I do fear thee, Claudio; and I quake,

Nature dispenses with the deed so far, Last thon a feverous life should'st entertain,

That it becomes a virtue. And six or seven winters more respect

Isab.

0, you beast ! Than a perpetual honour. Dar'st thou die?

0, faithless coward ! O, dishonest wretch! The sense of death is most in apprehension ;

Wilt thou be made a man out of my vice? And the poor beetle, that we tread upon,

Is't not a kind of incest, to take life la corporal sufieranee finds a pang as great

From thine own sister's shame? What should I think? As wima a giant dies.

Heaven shield, my mother play'd my father fair! Clea.

Why give you me this shame? | For such a warped slip of wilderness Think you I can a resolution fetch

Ne'er issu'd from his blood. Take my defiance: From filowery tenderness? If I must die,

Die; perish! might but my bending down I will encounter darkness as a bride,

Reprieve thee from thy fate, it should proceed : And hag it in mine arms.

I'll pray a thousand prayers for thy death, lees. There spake my brother; there my father's No word to save thee. grave

Clau.

Nay, hear me, Isabel. Ded utier forth a voice ! Yes, thou must die:

Isab. O, fie, fie, fie! Thou art to noble to conserve a life

Thy sin's not accidental, but a trade: be appliances. This outward-sainted deputy - Mercy to thee would prove itself a bawd: Whese settled visage and deliberate word

'Tis best that thou diest quickly.

[Going. Xips youth i' the head, and follies doth enmew,

Clau. O hear me, Isabella. As fa leon doth the fowl, -is yet a devil;

Re-enter Duke. Ha filth within being cast, he would appear

Duke. Vouchsafe a word, young sister, but one word. A pond as deep as hell.

Isab. What is your will?
Cia.
The princely Angelo?

Duke. Might you dispense with your leisure, I would Id, O, ris the cunning livery of hell,

by and by have some speech with you : the satisfac. The damned'st body to invest and cover

tion I would require, is likewise your own benefit. la princely guards! Dost thou think, Claudio,

Isab. I have no superfluous leisure: my stay, must II would yield him my virginity,

be stolen out of other affairs; but I will attend you aThos might'st be freed?

while. Ciru.

0, beavens! it cannot be. load. Yes, he would give it thee, from this rank of

Duke. (To Claudio, aside.] Son, I have overheard fener,

what hath past between you and your sister. Angelo So ta offend him still: This night's the time

had never the purpose to corrupt her; only he bath That I should do what I abhor to name,

made an essay of her virtue, to practise his judgement De ela thon diest to-morrow.

with the disposition of natures: she having the truth Cion. Thou shalt not do't.

of honour in her, hath made him that gracious denial O, were it but my life,

which he is most glad to receive: I am confessor to Titrow it down for your deliverance

Angelo, and I know this to be true; therefore prepare As frankly as a pin.

yourself to death: Do not satisfy your resolution with

hopes that are fallible: to-morrow you must die; go Thanks, dear Isabel. Iso Be ready, Claudio, for your death to-morrow.

to your knees, and make ready. Cez. Yes. Has he affections in him,

Clau. Let me ask my sister pardon. I an so out of

love with life, that I will sue to be rid of it. That the can make him bite the law by the nose,

Dukc. Hold you there: Farewell,- [Erit Clau. Then be would force it? Sure it is no sin;

Rc-cnter Prorost. Or the deadly seren it is the least. leh. Which is the least?

Provost, a word with you.

cers.

Pror. What's your will, father?

demands to the point : only refer yourself to this adDuke, That now you are come, you will be gone: - vantage,-first that your stay with him may not be Leave me a while with the maid ; my mind promises long; that the time may have all shadow and silence with my liabit, no loss shall touch her by my company. in it; and the place answer to convenience: this be Prov. In good time.

[Exit Prov. ing granted in course, now follows all. We shall adDuke. The hand, that hath made you fair, hath made vise this wronged maid to stead up your appointment, you good: the goodness, that is cheap in beauty, makes go in your place; if the encounter acknowledge itself beauty brief in goodness; but grace, being the soul of hereafter, it may compel him to her recompense : and your complexion, should keep the body of it ever fair. here, by this, is your brother saved, your honour unThe assault, that Angelo hath made to you, fortune tainted, the poor Mariana advantaged, and the corhath conveyed to my understanding; and, but that rupt deputy scaled. The maid will I frame, and make frailty hath examples for his falling, I should wonder | fit for his attempt. If you think well to carry this as at Angelo. How would you do to content this sub- you may, the doubleness of the benefit defends the de stitute, and to save your brother?

ceit from reproof. What think you of it? Isab. I am now going to resolve him: I had rather Isab. The image of it gives me content already; my brother die by the law, than my son should be un- | and, I trust, it will grow to a most prosperous perfeclawfully born. But O, how much is the good duke de tion. ecived in Angelo! If ever he return, and I can speak Duke. It lies much in your holding up: Haste you to him, I will open my lips in vain, or discover his speedily to Angelo; if for this night be entreat you to government.

his bed, give him promise of satisfaction. I will presDuke. That shall not be much amiss: Yet, as the | ently to St. Luke's; there, at the moated grange, rematter now stands, he will avoid your accusation; he sides this dejected Mariana: at that place call upon made trial of you only. Therefore, fasten your ear on me; and despatch with Angelo, that it may be quickly. my advisings; to the love I have in doing good, a Isab. I thank you for this comfort : Fare you well, remedy presents itself. I do make myself believe, good father.

[Exeunt severally. that you may most uprighteously do a poor wronged

SCENE II.-The Street before the Prison. Enter lady a merited benefit; redeem your brother from the angry law; do no stain to your own gracious person ;

Duke, as a friar ; to him Elbow, Clown, and Offiand much please the absent duke, if, peradventure, he shall ever return to have hearing of this business. E16. Nay, if there be no remedy for it, but that you

Isab. Let me hear you speak further; I have spirit || will needs buy and sell men and women like beasts, we to do any thing that appears not foul in the truth of || shall have all the world drink brown and white bastard. my spirit.

Duke. O heavens ! what stuff is here? Duke. Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful. Clown. 'Twas never merry world, since, of two usuHave you not heard speak of Mariana, the sister of ries, the merriest was put down, and the worser allowd Frederick, the great soldier, who miscarried at sea ? by order of law a furr'd gown to keep him warm ; and

Isaó. I have heard of the lady, and good words went furr'd with fox and lainb-skins too, to signify that craft, with her name.

being richer than innocency, stands for the facing. Duke. Her should this Angelo have married ; was Elb. Conie your way, sir :-Bless you, good father affianced to her by oath, and the nuptial appointed : | friar. between which time of the contract, and limit of the

Duke. And you, good brother father: What offence solenuity, her brother Frederick was wrecked at sea, hath this man made you, sir? baving in that perish'd vessel the dowry of his sister.

Elb. Marry, sir, he hath offended the law; and, sir, But mark, how heavily this befel to the poor gentle we take him to be a thief too, sir ; for we have found woman : there she lost a noble and renowned brother, upon him, sir, a strange pick-lock, which we have sent in his love toward her ever most kind and natural ; | to the deputy. with him the portion and sinew of her fortune, her

Duke. Fie, sirrah ; a bawd, a wicked bawd ! marriage-dowry; with both, her combinate husband, The evil that thou causest to be done, this well-seeming Angelo. Isab. Can this be so ? Did Angelo so leave her?

That is thy means to live : Do thou but think

What 'tis to cram a maw, or clothe a back, Duke. Left her in her tears, and dry'd not one of them with his comfort; swallowed his vows whole, From their abominable and beastly touches

From such a filthy vịce : say to thyself, pretending, in her, discoveries of dishonour: in few, I drink, I eat, array myself, and live. bestowed her on her own lamentation, which she yet

Canst thou believe thy living is a life, wears for his sake ; and he, a marble to her tears, is

So stinkingly depending ? Go, mend, go, mend. washed with them, but relents not.

Clown. Indeed, it does stink in some sort, sir; but Isab. What a merit were it in death, to take this

yet, sir, I would prove. poor maid from the world? What corruption in this

Duke. Nay, if the devil hath given thee proofs for sin, life, that it will let this man live!-But how out of

Thou wilt prove his. Take him toʻprison, officer ; this can she avail ?

Correction and instruction must both work, Duke. It is a rupture that you may easily heal: and

Ere this rude beast will profit. the cure of it not only saves your brother, but keeps yol from dishonour in doing it.

Elb. He must before the deputy, sir; he has given Isab. Show ine how, good father.

him warning: the deputy cannot abide a whoremaster : Duke. This fore-hamed maid hath yet in her the

if he be a whoremonger, and comes before him, lie were continuance of ber first affection; his unjust unkind

as good go a mile on his errand. Dess, thiat in all reason should have quenched her love,

Duke. That we were all, as some would seem to be, hath, like an impediment in the current, made it more

Free from our faults, as faults from seeming, free! violent and unruly. Go you to Angelo; answer his

Enter Lucio. requiring with a plausible obaliençe; agree with bis Elb. His peck will conge to your waist, a cord, six

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Clown. I spy comfort ; I cry, bail : here's a gentle- || that he was got between two stock-fishes :--But it is s, and a friend of mine.

certain, that, when he makes water, luis urine is conLucie. How now, noble Pompey? What, at the heels geald ice ; that I know to be true: and he's a motion ef Cæsar? Ant thou led in triumph ? What, is there ungenerative, that's infallible. note of Pygmalion's images, newly made women, to be Duke. You are pleasant, sir; and speak apace. kad now, for putting the hand in the pocket and ex. Lucio. Why, what a ruthless thing is this in him, for tracting it elatch'd? What reply? Ha? What say'st the rebellion of a cod-piece, to take away the life of a thou to this tune, matter, and method? Is't not drown'd man? Would the duke, that is absent, have done this? i dhe last rain ? Ha? What say'st thou, trot? Is the Ere he would have hang’da man for the getting a hunword as it was, man? Which is the way? Is it sad, dred bastards, he would have paid for the nursing a sad fex won's? Or how? The trick of it?

thousand : He had some feeling of the sport ; he knew Dra. Still thus, and thus ! still worse !

the service, and that instructed hiin to mercy. Laie. How doth my dear morsel, thy mistress ? Duke. I never heard the absent duke much detected Pmeures she still ? Ha?

for women ; he was not inclined that way. Clove. Troth, sir, she hath eaten up all her beef, Lucio. O, sir, you are deceived. and size is herself in the tube

Duke. 'Tis not possible. Luis. Why, 'tis good; it is the right of it ; it must

Lucio. Who? not the duke? yes, your beggar of be so: Ever your fresh whore, and your powder'd fifty ;--and his use was, to put a ducat in her clachi lawd: An unshunnd consequence; it must be so :

dish : the duke had crotchets in him: He would be Art going to prison, Pompey!

drunk too ; that let me inform you. Clown. Yes, faith, sir.

Duke. You do him wrong, surely. Luis. Wiry, 'tis not amiss, Pompey: Farewell: Go;

Luio. Sir, was an inward of bis: A shy fellow say, I sent thee thither. For debt, Pompey? Or

was the duke : and, I believe, I know the cause of his

withdrawing Elt. For being a bawd, for being a bawd.

Puke. What, I pr'othee, might be the canse ? Luis. Well, theo imprison him : If imprisonment

Lucio. No,-pardon ;~'tis a secret must be lock'd be the due of a bawd, why, 'tis his right : Bawd is he,

within the teeth and the lips : but this I can let you datubeless, and of antiquity 100; bawd-born.-Farewell

, I understand - The greater file of the subject held the

duke to be wise. good Pompey : Commend me to the prison, Pompey; You will turn good husband now, Pompey ; you will

Duke. Wise? why, no question but he was. kæp de house.

Lucio. A very superficial, ignorant, unweighing fel

low. Ciawn. I hope, sir, your good worship will be my

Duke. Either this is envy in you, folly, or mistaking; buil Luris. No, indeed, will I not, Pompey; it is not the

the very stream of his life, and the business he liath year. I will pray, Pompey, to increase your bondage : | helmed, must, upon a warranted need, give him a better if you take it not patiently, why, your mettle is the

proclamation. Let him be but testimonied in his own ware: Adieu, trusty Pompey-Bless you,

friar.

bringings forth, and he shall appear to the envious, a Drik. And you.

scholar, a statesman, and a soldier : Therefore, you Læis. Does Bridget paint still, Pompey? Ha?

speak unskilfully; or, if your knowledge be more, it EB. Come your ways, sir ; come.

is much darken'd in your malice. Clapen. You will not bail me then, sir ?

Lucio. Sir, I know him, and love him. Lucis. Then, Pompey? nor now.-What news a

Duke. Love talks with better knowledge, and knowl. haved, friar? What news!

edge with dearer love. ED. Come your ways, sir ; come.

Lucio. Come, sir, I know what I know. Lucis. Go, -to kennel, Pompey, go

Duke. I can hardly believe that, since you know not [Exe. Elbow, Clown, and Officers.

what you speak. But, if ever the duke return, (as our

prayers are he may) let me desire you to make your What news, friar, of the Duke?

answer before him : If it be honest you have spoke, Duke. I know none : Can you tell me of any ?

you have courage to maintain it: I am bound to call Lzia. Some say, he is with the emperor of Russia ;

upon you ; and, I pray you, your name? eter some, he is in Rome : But where is he, think you?

Lucio. Sir, my name is Lucio ; well known to the Dike. I know not where : But wheresoever, I wish

duke. him well

Duke. He shall know you better, sir, if I may live Lie. It was a mad fantastical trick of him, to steal

to report you. from the state, and usurp the beggary he was never Lucio. I fear you not. born to. Lord Angelo dukes it well in his absence;

Duke. O, you hope the duke will return no more ; be parts trangression to't.

or you imagine me too unhurtful an opposite. But, Duke. He does well in't.

indeed, I can do you little harm: you'll forswear this Luis. A little more lenity to lechery would do no again. karm in him : something too crabbed that way, friar. Lucio, I'll be hang d first : thou art deceived in me Dukt. It is too general a vice, and severity must cure friar. But no more of this : Canst thou tell, if Claudio

die tomorrow, or no ? Lizis. Yes, in good sooth, the vice is of a great kin- Duke. Why should he die, sir? dred; it is well ally'd : but it is impossible to extirp it Lucio. Why, for filling a bottle with a tun-dish. I grite, friar, till eating and drinking be put down. They would, the duke, we talk of, were return'd again: this ap, this Angelo was not made by man and woman, after ungenitur'd agent will unpeople the province with conthe downright way of creation : Is it true, think | tinency ; sparrows must not build in his house-caver. m?

because they are lecherous. The duke yet would have Duke. How should be be made then ?

dark deeds darklyanswered; hewould never bring them Levice. Some report, a sea

maid spawn'd him:-Some, to liglit: Would he were return'd! Marry, this Claudia

is condomn'd for antrussing. Farewell, good friar ; I and the prisoner the very debt of your calling. I have priythee, pray for me. The duke, I say to thee again, labour'd for the poor gentleman, to the extremest shore would eat mutton on Fridays. He's now past it ; yet, of my modesty ; but my brother justice have I found and I say to thee, he would mouth with a beggar, so severe, that he hath forced me to tell him, be is inthough she smelt brown bread and garlic : say, that I deod-justice. said so. Farewell.

[Exit.

Duke. If his own life answer the straitness of his Duke. No might nor greatness in mortality proceeding, it shall become him well ; wherein, if he Can censure 'scape ; back-wounding calumny chance to fail, he bath sentenced himself. The whitest virtue strikes : What king so strong, Esca. I am going to visit the prisoner: Fare you well. Can tie the gall up in the slanderous tongue ?

Duke. Peace be with you! [Exit Esca. and Prov. But who comes here?

He, who the sword of heaven will bear,
Enter Escalus, Provost, Bawd, and Oficers. Should be as holy as severe;
Esca. Go, away with her to prison.

Pattern in himself to know, Bawd. Good my lord, be good to me; your honour Grace to stand, and virtue go ; is accounted a merciful man : good my lortl.

More nor less to others paying, Esca. Double and treble admonition, and still forfeit Than by self-offences weighing. in the same kind ? This would make mercy swear, and Shame to him, wbose cruel striking play the tyrant.

Kills for faults of his own liking ! Prov. A bawd of eleven years continuance, may it Twice treble shame on Angelo, please your honour.

To weed my vice, and let his grow! Bawd. My lon, this is one Lucio's information a

0, what may man within him hide, gainst me : mistress Kate Keep-down was with child | Though angel on the outward side ! by him in the duke's time; he promised her marriage ; | How may likeness, made in crimes, his child is a year and a quarter old, come Philip and Ja- Making practice on the times, cob: I have kept it myself; and see, how he goes about Draw with idle spiders' strings to abuse me.

Most pond'rous and substantial things! Esca. That fellow is a fellow of much license :-let Craft against vice I must apply : him be called before us.-Away with her to prison :

With Angelo to-night shall lie Go to ; no more words. [E.ve. Bazed and Officers.)- || His old betrothed, but despis'd ; Provost, my brother Angelo will not be alter'd, Claudio So disguise shall, by the disguis'd, must die tu-morrow: let him be furnished with divines, Pay with falsehool false exacting, and have all charitable preparation : if my brother And perform an old contracting.

[Exit. wrought by my pity, it should not be so with him.

Prov. So please you, this friar bath been with him, and advised him for the entertainment of death.

ACT IV.
Esca. Gool even, good father.
Duke. Bliss and goodness on you !

SCENE 1.- A Poom in Mariana's house. Mariana Esca. Of whence are yon ?

discovered sitting ; a Boy singing. Duke. Not of this country, though my chance is now

SONG. To use it for my time : I am a brother

TAKE, oh take those lips array, Of gracious order, lately come from the see,

That so sweetly were forsworn; In special business from his holiness.

And those eyes, the break of day, Esca. What news abroad i' the world?

Lighis that do mislcall the morn : Duke. None, but that there is so great a fever on But my kisses bring again, goodness, that the dissolution of it must cure it: nov

bring again, city is only in request ; and it is as dangerous to be

Sculs of love, but scald in vain, aged in any kind of course, as it is virtuous to be con

seal'd in vain. start in any undertaking. There is scarce truth enough alive to make societies secure ; but security & Here coines a man of comfort

, whose advice

Mari. Break off thy song, and haste thee quick away; nough, to make fellowships accursd : much upon this

Hath often still'd my brawling discontent.-- [Ex. Boy. riddle runs the wisdom of the world. This news is old

Enter Duke. enough, yet it is every day's news. I pray you, sir, of what disposition was the duke?

I cry you mercy, sir ; and well could wish

You had not found me here so musical: Esca. One, that, above all other strifes, contended

Let me excuse me, and believe me so,especially to know himself. Duke. What pleasure was he given to ?

My mirth is much displeas'd, but pleas'd my woe. Esca. Rather rejoicing to see another merry, than

Duke. 'Tis good : though music oft bath such a

charm, merry at any thing which profissid to make him rejoice : a gentleman of all temperance. But leave we To make bad, good, and good provoke to harm.

I pray you, tell hiin to his events, with a prayer they may prove pros

me,

bath any body inquired for me perous; and let me desire to know, how you tind Clau- here today? much upon this time bave I promis d

you dio prepared ? Iain made to uxlerstand, that

here to meet.

mve lent hun visitation.

Mari. You have not been inquir'd after: I have sat Duke. He professes to have received no sinister mca- here all day: sure from his judge, but most willingly humbles himself Dukc. I do constantly believe you :to the determination of justice : yet had he tramed to

Enter Isabella. lumtif, by the instruction of bis frailty, many deceiv- The time is come, even now, I shall crave your for inz promises of life; which I, by my good leisure, bearance a little; may be. I will call upon yori anon have discredited to him, and now is he resolved to för same advantage to yourself. die,

Mari. I am always bound to you.

[Eril. Ire. You have paid the heavens your function, Lun. Very well met. and welcome.

.

What is the news from this good deputy ?

me a direct answer. Tomorrow moming are to die Isas, He hath a garden cireummurd with brick, Claudio and Barnardine: Here is in our prison a comWhost western side is with a vineyard backd ; mon executioner, who in his office lacks a helper: if And to that vineyard is a planched gate,

you will take it on you to assist him, it shall redeem That makes his opening with this bigger key : you from your gyves; if not, you shall have your full This other doth command a little door,

time of imprisonment, and your deliverance with an Which from the vineyard to the garden leads ; unpitied whipping; for you have been a notorious Theretzave I made my promise to call on him,

bawd. Upon the heavy middle of the night.

Clown. Sir, I have been an unlawful bawd, time out Duke. But shall you on your knowledge find this of mind; but yet I will be content to be a lawful way?

hangman. I would be glad to receive some instrucItth. I have ta’en a due and wary note upont : tion from my fellow partner. With whispering and most guilty diligence,

Prov. What ho, Abhorson! where's Abhorson, there? In action all of precept, he did show me

Enter Abhorson.
The way twice o’er.

Abhor. Do you call, sir ?
Duke.
Are there no other tokens

Prov. Sirrah, here's a fellow will help you to-morBetween you 'greed, concerning her observance : row in your execution: If you think it meet, com

Isab. No, none, but only a repair i' the dark ; pound with him by the year, and let him abide here And that I have possess'd him, my most stay

with you ; if not, use him for the present, and dismiss

; Can be but brief : for I have made him know, him: He cannot plead his estimation with you; he I have a servant comes with me along,

hath been a bawd. That stays upon me; whose persuasion is,

Avhor. A bawd, sir? Fie upon him, he will discredI come about my brother.

it our mystery. Duke. 'Tis well borne up.

Prov. Go to, sir ; you weigh equally; a feather will I have not yet made known to Mariana

turn the scale.

[Exit. A word of this :- What, ho! within! come forth ! Clown. Pray, sir, by your good favour, (for, surely, Roenter Mariana.

sir, a good favour you have, but that you have a hangI pray yon, be acquainted with this maid ;

ing look,) do you call, sir, your occupation a mystery? She comes to do you good.

Abhor. Ay, sir ; a mystery.
I do desire the like.

Cloron. Painting, sir, I have heard say, is a mystery :: Duke. Do you persuade yourself that I respect you ? and your whores, sir, being members of my occupaMari. Good friar, I know you do; and have found it. tion, using painting, do prove my occupation a mys

Duke. Take then this your companion by the hand. tery: but what mystery there should be in hanging, Who hath a story ready for your ear:

if I should be bang d, I cannot imagine. I shall attend your leisure ; but make haste;

Abhor. Sir, it is a mystery.

Clorun. Proof.
The vaporous night approaches.
Mari.
Will't please you walk aside?

Abhor. Every true man's apparel fits your thief: If [Exeunt Mari, and Isab.

it be too little for your thief, your true man thinks it Duke. O place and greatness, millions of false eyes big enough ; if it be too big for your thief, your thicf Are stuck upon thee ! volumes of report

thinks it little enough: so every true man's apparel Rup with these false and most contrarious quests

fits your thief. l'pon thy doings ! thousand ’scapes of wit

Roenter Provost. Make thee the father of their idle dream,

Prov. Are you agreed? Ad rack thee in their fancies !-Welcome! how a- Clown. Sir, I will serve him; for I do find, your greed?

hangman is a more penitent trade than your bawd; he Re-enter Mariana and Isabella.

Joth oftener ask forgiveness.

Prov. You, sirrah, provide your block and your Isab. She'll take the enterprize upon her, father,

axe, to-morrow four o'clock. If you advise it.

Abhor. Come on, bawd; I will instruct thee in my Duke. It is not my consent,

trade; follow. But my entreaty too!

Clown. I do desire to learn, sir ; and, I hope, if you Isab. Little have you to say,

have occasion to use me for your own turn, you shall When you depart from him, but, soft and low,

find me yare : for, truly, sir, for your kindness, I owe Remember now my brother.

you a good turn. Mari. Fear me not.

Prov. Call hither Barnardine and Claudio: Dukt. Nor, gentle daughter, fear you not at all:

One has my pity; not a jot the other, He is your husband on a pre-contract :

Being a murderer, though he were my brother. To bring you thus together, 'tis no sin ;

[Exeunt Clown and Abhorson. Sith that the justice of your title to him Doth flourish the deceit. Come, let us go;

Enter Claudio. Our corn's to reap, for yet our tithe's to sow. [Excu. | Look, here's the warrant, Claudio, for thy death :

'Tis now dead midnight, and by eight tomorrow SCENE 11.- A Roon in the Prison. Enter Protost

Thou must be made immortal. Where's Barnarline? and Clown.

Clar. As fast lockil up in sleep, as guiltless labur Prot. Come hither, sirrah : Can you cut off a man's When it lies starkly in the traveller's bones: head?

He will not wake. Clown. If the man be a bachelor, sir, I can: but if Prov.

Who can do good on him? be le a married man, he is his wife's head, and I can Well, go, prepare yourself. But hark, what noise? Devet cut off a woman's head.

[Knocking within Pror. Come, sir, kave me your smatches, and yield ' Ileaveu give your spirits comfort !--By and by:

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