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Thou hast neither heat, affection, limb, nor beauty,
I humbly thank you.
Enter ISABELLA. Isab. What, ho! Peace here; grace and good.
company! Prov. Who's there? come in: the wish deserves
a welcome. Duke. Dear sir, ere long I'll visit you again. Claud. Most holy sir, I thank you. : Isab. My business is a word or two with Claudio. Prov. And very welcome. Look, signior, here's
your sister. Duke. Provost, a word with you. Proυ.
As many as you please. Duke. Bring them to speak, where I may be
conceal'd. Yet hear them.
Exeunt Duke and Provost. Claud. Now, sister, what's the comfort? Isab. Why, as all comforts are; most good in
deed: Lord Angelo, having affairs to heaven,
dent on palsied eld; must beg alms from the coffers of hoary avarice ; and being very niggardly supplied, becomes as aged, looks, like an old man, on happiness which is beyond his reach. And, when he is old and rich, when he has wealth enough for the purchase of all that formerly excited his desires, he has no longer the powers of enjoyment :
- has neither heat, affection, limb, nor beauty,
To make his riches pleasant.-
Intends you for his swift embassador,
Is there no remedy?
. But is there any?
But in what nature? Isab. In such a one as (you consenting to't) Would bark your honour from that trunk you bear, And leave you naked. Claud.
Let me know the point. Isab. O, I do fear thee, Claudio; and I quake, Lest thou a feverous life should'st entertain, And six or seven winters more respect Than a perpetual honour. Dar'st thou die ? The sense of death is most in apprehension; And the poor beetle, that we tread upon, In corporal sufferance finds a pang as great As when a giant dies. Claud.
Why give you me this shame?
an everlasting leiger: Therefore your best appointment -] Leiger is the same with resident. Appointment; preparation; act of fitting, or state of being fitted for any thing.
a restraintTo a determin'd scope.] A confinement of your mind to one painful idea; to ignominy, of which the remembrance can neither be suppressed nor escaped. Johnson.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE.
Bromley sc. Isab. 0. I do fear thee Claudio;
- Darist thou die ? Publisha by F. & C. Rivington London Mar. 16.1803.
Think you I can a resolution fetch
Isab. There spake my brother; there my father's
Did utter forth a voice! Yes, thou must die:
The princely Angelo?
O, heavens! it cannot be.
Thou shalt not do't.
4 - follies doth enmew,] Forces follies to lie in cover, without daring to show themselves.
5 As falcon doth the fowl,] as the fowl is afraid to flutter while the falcon hovers over it.
His filth within being cast,] To cast a pond is to empty it of mud.
? princely guards!) i. e. badges of royalty, or outward appearances. Some would read priestly guards, or sanctity.
8 from this rank offence,] from the time of my committing this offence, you might persist in sinning with safety.