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Clau. Now, sister, what's the comfort ? Clail. If it were damnable, he, being so wise,
Irat. Why, as all comforts are ; most good indeed : | Why, would he for a momentary trick
Land 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; I sab. And shamed life a hateful. Tomorrow you set on.

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

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

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

To bathe in fiery floods, or to reside lach. Yes, 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 viewless winds, If you'll implore it, that will free your life,

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

The pendent world; or to be worse than worst
Perpetual durance? Of those, that lawless and incertain thoughts
isah 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 imprisogment Clou.

But in what nature? Can lay on nature, is a paradise lach. In such a one as (you consenting to't) To what we fear of death. Would bark your honour from that trunk you bear,

Isab.

Alas! alas ! Add leave you naked.

Clau, Sweet sister, let me live: Cloti

Let me know the point. What sin you do to save a brother's life, lack, 0, I do fear thee, Claudio; and I quake, Nature dispenses with the deed so far, list thon a feferous life should'st entertain,

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

Isab.

O, you beast ! Than a perpetual honour. Darst thou die ? O, 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 sufferanee finds a pang as great

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

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

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: Fruna fowery 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, Ises. There spake my brother; there my father's || No word to save thee. grave

Clau.

Nay, hear me, Isabel. Died atter forth a voice! Yes, thou must die:

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

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

'Tis best that thou diest quickly.

[Going. Nips youth i' the head, and follies doth enmew, Clau. O hear me, Isabella. As fleon doth the fowl,—is yet a devil;

Re-enter Dukc. Has filth within being cast, he would appear

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

Isab. What is your will?
The princely Angelo?

Duke. Might you dispense with your leisure, I would lastne 0, 'tis the cunning livery of hell,

by and by have some speech with you : the satisfacThe daraned'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 III would yield him my virginity,

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

while. O, bcavens! it cannot be.

Duke. [T. Claudio, aside.] Son, I have overheard loed. Ten, he would give it thee, from this rank of

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

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

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

with the disposition of natures : she having the truth Oracie 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

Angelo, and I know this to be true; therefore prepare I tirow it down for your deliverance 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. Lise Be ready, Claudio, for your death to-morrow.

to your knees, and make ready. Clez. Ye.Has he affections in him,

Clau. Let me ask my sister pardon. I ain so out of The thes aan make him bite the law by the nose,

love with life, that I will sue to be rid of it. Then be would force it? Sure it is no sin ;

Dukr. Hold you there: Farewell,- (Erit Clau. 0? of the deally seven it is the least.

Ro-cnter Prorost. {verb. Which is the least?

Provost, a word with you.

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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 ; iny mind promises long; that the time may have all shallow and silence with iny habit, 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 destitute, 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 perfeelawfully born. But 0, how much is the good duke de- tion. eived 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, romatter 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. soy 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 scerally. that you may most uprighteously do a poor wronged lady a merited benefit; redeem your brother from the

SCENE II.-The Street before the Prison. Enter 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.

Elb. 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 bike 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'ofries, the merriest was put down, and the worser allowid Frederick, the great soldier, who miscarried at sea ?

by order of law a furr'd gown to keep him warm ; and Isab. I have heard of the lady, and good words went furrd with fox and lamb-skins too, to signify that craft, with her nane.

being richer than innocency, stands for the facing. Duke. Her should this Angelo have married ; was Elb. Come 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: Wbat offence solemnity, 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 bave 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.

That is thy means to live : Do thou but think Isab. Can this be so? Did Angelo so leave her?

What 'tis to cram a maw, or clothe a back, Duke. Left her in her tears, and dry'd not one of Froin such a filthy vịce : say to thyself, them with his comfort; swallowed his vows whole, From their abominable and beastly touches pretending, in her, discoveries of dishonour: in few, I drink, I ent, 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, inend, 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

proves poor maid from the world? What corruption in this life, that it will let this man live-But how out of

Duke. Nay, if the devil hath given thee proofs for sid,

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 you from dishonour in doing it.

Elb. He must before the deputy, sir; he has given I saú. Show me how, good father.

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

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

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

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

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

Enter Lucio. buquiring with a plausible obecliençe ; agree with his Elb. His peck will come to your waist, a cord, sir,

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

certain that, when he makes water, his urine is conLucie. How now, noble Pompey? What, at the heels | geald ice ; that I know to be true: and he's a motion er Cesar? Art thou led in triumph ? What, is there ungenerative, that's infallible. fone 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 eleteh'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 kst rain ? Ha? What say'st thou, trot? Is the Ere he would have hang'da man for the getting a hunFord as it was, man? Which is the way? Is it sad, dred bastards, he would have paid for the nursing a and fou won's ? Or how? The trick of it ?

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

the service, and that instructed him to merey. Lacie. How doth my dear morsel, thy mistress ? Duke. I never heard the absent duke much detected Preures she still? Ha?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duke. What, I pristhee, might be the cause ? Lucis. Well, thea imprison him : If imprisonment | within the teeth and the lips : but this I can let you

Lucio. No,-pardon ;-'tis a secret must be lock'd be the dae of a bawd, why, 'tis his right : Bawd is he, dubtless, and of antiquity too; bawd-born-Farewell

, understand - The greater file of the subject held the good Pompey : Commend me to the prison, Pompey; || duke to be wise, You will turn good husband now, Pompey ; you will

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

Lucio. A very superficial, ignorant, unweighing fet

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

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

the very stream of his life, and the business he liath *. 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 are: Adieu, trusty Pompey-Bless you, friar.

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

scholar, a statesman, and a soldier : Tkerefore, you Lrxis. 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. Cloon. 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 knowi. bread, friar? What news ?

edge with dearer love. Elb. 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 nevs, 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 Leis. Some say, he is with the emperor of Russia ;

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

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

duke. lits well

Duke. He shall know you better, sir, if I may live Lucie. 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 pats trangression to't.

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

indeed, I can do you little harm: you'll forswear this Laris. A little more lenity to lechery would do no

again. farm in him : something too crabbed that way, friar. Lucio. I'll be hang'd first : thou art deceived in me Duke. 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 ? Lais. Yes, in good sooth, the vice is of a great kin- Duke. Why should he die, sir ? drd; it is well ally'd: but it is impossible to extirp it Lucio. Why, for filling a bottle with a tun-dish. I quite, friar, till eating and drinking be put down. They would, the duke, we talk of, were return'd again: this was, this Angelo was not made by man and woman, after ungenitur'd agent will unpeople the province with contie downright way of ercation : Is it true, think | tinency ; sparrows must not build in his house-cavcr. men?

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

dark deeds darklyanswered; he would never bring them Lice. Some report, a sez-maid spawn’d him:-Some, to biglit: Would he were return'd! Marry, this Claudia

is condemnd 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, | labourd 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, he is inthough she smelt brown bread and garlic : say, that I deal-justice. said so. Farewell.

[E.tit. 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 jail, he hath 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 Pror. 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 lord.

More nor less to others paying, Esca. Double and treble aclmonition, and still forfeit Than by self-offences weighing. in the same kind? This would make mercy swear, and

Shame to him, whose 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 lord, 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 erimes, 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.re. Baned and Officers.)- His old betrothed, but despisid ; Provost, my brother Angelo will not be alter'd, Claudio So disguise shall, by the disguis'd, must die to-morrow: let him be fornished with divines,

Pay with falsehool false exacting, and have all charitable preparation : if my brother

And perforin an old contracting

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

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

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

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

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 away, Of gracious order, lately come from the see,

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

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

Lights that do mislcad 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, ayed in any kind of course, as it is virtuous to be con

seal'd in vain. stant in any undertaking. There is searce truth e

Mari. Break off thy song, and haste thee quick away; nough alive to make societies secure; but security e

Here coines a man of comfort, whose advice nough, to make fellowships accursd : much

upon this

Flath osten stilld my brawling discontent.-- [Ex. Boy. riddle runs the wisdom of the world. This news is old enough, yet it is every day's news. I pray you, sir, of

Enter Duke. what disposition was the duke ?

I cry you mercy, sir ; and well could wish Esca. One, that, above all other strifes, contended

You had not found me here so musical : especially to know himself.

Let me excuse me, and believe me so, 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 hath such a

charm, merry at any thing which profess'd to make duim rejoice : a gentleman of all temperance. But leave we To make bad, good, and good provoke to harn. hiin to bis events, with a prayer they may prove pros

I pray you, tell me, liath any body inquired for me perous; and let me desire to know, how you tind Clau- here today? much upon this time have I promis'd djo prepared? Iain made to understand, that you have here to meet. 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. hirlf, by the instruction of his frailty, many deceive The time is come, even now, I shall crave your forinz pronnises of life; which I, by my guod leisure, bearance a little; may be, I will call upon yoni anon have discredited to him, and now is he resolved to for some advantage to yourself. die.

Mari. I am always bound to you.

[Egi. E: c. You have paid the heaven, your function, Duhe. Very well met, and welcome.

What is the news from this good deputy ?

me a direct answer. To-morrow morning are to die 1as. He hath a garden circummurd with brick, Claudio and Barnardine: Here is in our prison a comWhose 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 There have 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?

bangman. I would be glad to receive some instrucI cat. I have ta’en a due and wary note upon't : 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 slow me

Enter Abhorson. The way twice o'er.

Abhor. Do you call, sir ? Dikt. 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

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

with

you ; if not, use him for the pr sent, 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. Tlust stays upon me; whose persuasion is,

Abhor. A bawd, sir? Fie upon him, he will discrelI 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, Re-enter Mariana.

sir, a good favour you have, but that you have a hangI pray yon, be aequainted 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.

Clown. 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 oecupaMari. 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 bangd, I cannot imagine. I shall attend your leisure ; but make haste;

Abhor. Sir, it is a mystery.

Clown. 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 thief Are stuck upon thee ! volumes of report

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

fits your thief. Upon thy doings ! thousand 'scapes of wit

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

Prov. Are you agreed ? And raek 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 upou 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 may 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: Duke. 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;

[E.xeunt 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 to-morrow SCENE II.-A Room in the Prison. Enter Provost

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

Clau. As fast lock il up in sleep, as guiltless labour Pror. Come hither, sirrah : Can you cut off a man's When it lies starkly in the traveller's bones: besed?

He will not wake. Clen. 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 eut off a woman's head.

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

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