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Prefixt by Angelo. See, this be done,
Prov. This shall be done, good father, presently.
Duke. Let this be done ;
Prov. I am your free dependent.
Prov. Here is the head, I'll carry it myself.
Duke. Convenient is ir. Make a swift return;
[Exit. Isab. [within] Peace, hoa, be here !
3 To th' under generation ) So editions to yonder : ye under and Sir Tho. Hanmer with true judg- yonder were confounded. ment. It was in all the former VOL. I.
Duke. The congue of Ifabel. -She comes to
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1/ib. Hoa, by your leave. Duke. Good Morning to you, fair and gracious
daughter. Ijab. T'he better, giv'n me by so holy a man. Hath yet the depury lent my brother's pardon?
Duke. He hach releas’d him, Ijabel, from the world; His head is off, and sent to Angelo.
Isab. Nay, but it is not so.
Duke. It is no other.
Ilib. Oh, I will to him, and pluck out his eyes.
I ab. Unhappy Claudio ! wretched Isabel?
Duke This nor hurts him, nor profits you a jot; Forbcar it therefore, give your cause to heav’n. Mark, what I say ; which you shall surely find By ev'ry (ylable a faithful verity. The Duke comes home to.morrow ; dry your eyes ; One of our convent, and his confeffor, Gave me this inftarce : already he hath carry'd Notice to Escalus and Angelo, Whio do prepare to meet him at the gates, There to give up their pow'r. If you can, pace your In that good path that I would with it
go, [wisdom * A better reason might have the might with more keenness ac. been given It was necessary to cuse the Depaiy. kcep Tabella in ignorance, that
your bosoın * on this wretch, Grace of the Duke, revenges to your heart, And gen’ral honour.
Isab. l'm directed by you.
Duke. This letter then to Frias Peter give ;
Lucio, Good even;
Duke. Not within, Sir,
Lucio. Oh, pretty Isabella, I am pale at mine heart, to see thine eyes lo red; thou must le patient ; I am fain to dine and sup with water and bran ; I dare not for my head fill my belly : one fruitful meal would fet me co't.
But they say the Duke will be here to-morrow. By my troth, Isabel, I lov'd thy brother: if the old fantastical Duke of dark corners had been at home, he had liv'd.
- your bojom.] Your wish; comlinate behand of Mariana. your heare's defire.
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Duke. Sir, the Duke is marvellous licile beholden to your reports; but the best is, he lives not in them.
Lucio. Friar, thou knoweft not the Duke so well as I do; he's a better woodman, 'than chou cak'st him for.
Duke. Well; you'll answer this one day. Pare ye well.
Lucio. Nay, tarry, I'll go along with thee: I can tell thee pretty tales of the Duke.
Duke. You have told me too many of him already, Sir, if they be true ; if not true, none were enough.
Lacio. I was once before him for gitting a wench with child.
Duke. Did you such a thing?
Lucio. Yes, marry, did l; but I was fain to forswear it ; chey would else have marry'd me to the rosten medlar.
Duke. Sir, your company is fairer than honest : rest
Lucio. By my troth, I'll go wich thee to the lane's end. If bawdy talk offend you, we'll have very little of it. Nay, Friar, I am a kind of bur, I shall stick.
Changes to the Palace.
Enter Angelo and Escalus. Efial. VERY letter, he hath writ, hath disvouch'd
the other. Ang. In most uneven and distracted manner. His actions fhew much like to madness, pray heav'n, his wisdom be not cainted. And why meet him at the gites, and deliver our authorities there?
Escal. I guess not.
7 Woodman.) That is, Huntsman, here taken for a hunter of girls.
fore his entring, that if any crave redress of injustice, they should exhibit their petitions in the street ?
Escal. He shews his reason for that; to have a difpatch of complaints, and to deliver us from devices hereafter ; which shall then have no power to stand against us.
Ang. Well; I beseech you, let it be proclaim'd betimes i'th' morn; I'll call you at your house: give notice to such men of fort and suit, 8 as are to meet him. Escal. I shall, Sir : fare you well.
(Exit. Ang. Good night. This deed unshapes me quite, makes me unpregnant, And dull to all proceedings. A defloured maid ! And by an eminent body, that enforc'd The law against it ! but that her tender shame Will not proclaim against her maiden loss, How might she tongue me? yet reason dares her No.9 For my authority bears a credent bulk;' That no particular scandal once can touch, But it confound: the breather. He should have liv'd, Save that his riotous youth, with dangerous sense,
fort and fuit.] Figure am afraid dare has no such figni. and rank.
fication. I have nothing to offer yet reason dares her :) worih insertion. The old Folio impressions read, my authority bears a cre.
yet reafon dares ber No. dent bulk : And this is right. The mean Which no particular farder, ing is, the circumstances of our &:.] Credent is creditable, inforcase are such, that she will ne- cing credit, not questionable. The ver venture to contradict me: ola English writers often confound dares her to reply No to me, what the acuve and passive adjectives. ever I sav. WARBURTON. So Sbakı/peare, and Milton after
Mr. Theobald reads yet reason him, we inexpresive from inexdares her note, Sir Tho. Hanmer, pressible, yet reason dares her : No. Mr. Particular i« private a French Upton, yet rcafon dares her-No, senle. No scandal from any pri. which he exp.ains thus : yet, says vate mouth can reach a man in Angelo, reason will givi ber ccu- my authority. rage- No, that is, it will not. I
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