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Aud given his deputation all the organs

come uot to composition with the king of Hou, of our own power : What thiuk you of it? gary, wby, then all the dukes fail upon the Escal. If any in Vienna be of worth

kiog To undergj such ample grace and bonoar,

i Gent. Heaven grant us its peace, but not It is lord Angelo.

the king of Hungary's 1

2 Gent. Amen. Enter ANGELO.

Lucio. Thou concludest like the sanctimonivus Look. Look, where he comes.

pirate, that went to sea with the ten command. Ang. Always obedient to your grace's will, ments, but scraped one out of the table. I come to know your pleasure.

2 Gent. Thou shalt not steal ? Duke. Angelo,

Lucio. Ay, that he razed. There is a kind of character in thy life,

I Gent. Why, 'twas a commandment to com. That, to the observer, doth thy history

mand the captain and all the rest from their Fully unfold : Thyself and thy belongings. functions ; they put forth to steal : There's not Are not thine own so proper, t as to waste a soldier of us all, that, iu the thanksgiving Thyself upon thy virtues, them on thee.

before meat, doth relish the petition well that Heaven doth with us, as we with torches do ; prays for peace. Not light them for themselves : for if our virtues 2 Gent. I never beard any soldier dislike it. Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike

Lucio. I believe thee ; for, I think, thou never

1 As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely wast where grace was said. touch'd,

2 Gent. No ? a dozen times at least. But to fine issues ; t nor nature never lends

i Gent. What ? in metre ? The smallest scruple of her excellence,

Lucio. In any proportion, * or in any language. But, like a thrifty goddess, she determines

1 Gent. I think, or in any religion. Herself the glory of a creditor,

Lucio. Ay! why not? Grace is grace, despite Both thanks and use. © But I do bend my speech of all controversy : A. for example ; Thou thyTo one that can my part in him advertise ; self art a wicked villain, despite of all grace. Hold therefore, Angelo ;

1 Gent. Well, there went but a pair of sheers In our remove, be thou at full ourself;

between us. + Monality and mercy in Vienna

Lucio. I grant ; as there may between the Live in thy tongue and heart : Old Escalus, lists and the velvet; Thou art the list. Though first in question, is thy secondary : I Gent. And thou the velvet : thou art good Take thy commission.

velvet : thou art a three-pil'd piece, I warrant Ang. Now, good my lord,

thee: I had as lief be a list of an English ker. Let there be some more test made of my metal, sey, as be pil'd, as thou art pil'd, for a French Before so noble au) so great a figure

Velvet. Do I speak feelingly uow? Be stamp'd upon it.

Lucio. I think thou dost; and, indeed, with Duke. No more evasion :

most painful feeling of thy speech: I will, out We bave with a leaver'd and prepared choice of thine own confession, learn to begin thy Proceeded to you ; therefore take your bonours. health ; but, wbilst I live, forget to drink after Our haste from bence is of so quick condition, thee. That it prefers itself, and leaves unquestion'd Gent. I think I have done myself wrong ; Matters of needful value. We sball write to you, bave I not? As time and our concernings shall importune, 2 Gent. Yes, that thou hast; whether thou How it goes with us ; and do look to know art tainted, or free. What doth befall you here. So, fare you well : Lucio. Pebold, behold, where madam Miti. To the hopeful execution do I leave you gation comes ! Ilave purcbased as many disof your commissions.

eases under her roof, as come toAng. Yet, give leave, my lord,

2 Gent. To what, I pray? Tbat we may bring you something on the way. 1 Gent. Judge. Duke. My baste may not admit it;

2 Cent. To three thousand dollars a year. Nor need yon, on mine bonour, have to do

1 Gent. Ay, and more With any scruple : your scope || is as mine own ; Lucio. A French crown g more. So io enforce, or qualify the laws,

1 Gent. Thou art always figuring diseases in As to your soul seeins good. Give me your me : But thou art full of error; I am sound. hand;

Lucio. Nay, not as one would say, healthy : l'll privily away : I love the people,

but so sound, as things that are bollow : thy But do not like to stage me to their eyes : bones are hollow ; impiety has made a feast Though it do weil, I do not relish well

of thee. Their loud applause, and aves vehement : Nor do I think the man of safe discretion,

Enter BAWD. That does affect it. Once more, fare you well. 1 Gent. How now? Which of your bips bas Ang. The heavens give safety to your pur- the most profound sciatica ? poses !

Bawd. 'Well, well; there's one yonder arEscal. Lead forth, and bring you back in rested, and carried to prison, was worth five bappiness.

thousand of you all. Duke. I thank you : Fare you well. (Exit. 1 Gent. Who's Ibat, I pray thee?

Escal. I shall desire you, Sir, to give mc leave Bawd. Marry, sir, that's Claudio, signior To have free speech with you; and it concerns Claudio. To look into the bottom of my place : [me I Gent. Claudio to prison ! 'tis not so. A power I bave ; but of what strength and na. Bawd. Nay, But I know, 'tis 80 ; I saw him I am not yet instructed.

(ture arrested ; saw him carried away; and, which is Ang. 'l'is so with me :- Let us withdraw to more, within these three days' his bead's to be getler,

chopped off. And we may soon our satisfaction have

Lucio. But, after all this fooling, I would not Tonching that point.

bave it so : Art thou sure of this? Escal. I'll wait upon your bonour. (Exeunt. Bawd. I am too sure of it: and it is for get.

ting madain Julietta with child. SCENE II.-A Street.

Lucio. Believe me, this may be : he promised Enter Lucio and two GENTLEMEN.

to meet me two hours since; and he was eve

precise in promise-keeping. Lucio. if tbe duke with the other dukes 2 Gent. Besides, you know, it draws some • Endowments. + So much tby own property.

• Measoje.

+ A cut of the same cloth. 1 For high purposes.

$ Interest. * A jest on the loss of hair by the French disease I Extent of power. T' Hailings.

Corona veneris.

with you.

thing near to the speech we had to such a pur- Claud. One word, good friend :-Lacio, a word pose.

(Takes him aside. 1 Gent. But most of all, agreeing with the Lucio. A hundred, if they'll do you any good. proclamation.

-Is lechery so look'd after Lucio. Away; let's go learn the truth of it. Claud. Thus stands it with me :-Upon a true

(Exeunt Lucio and GENTLEMAN. contract, Bawd. Thus, what with the war, what with the I got possession of Jolietta's bed ; sweat, what with the gallows, and what with You know the lady; she is fast my wife, poverty, I am custom-shrunk. How now? what's Save that we do the denunciation lack the news with you ?

Of outward order : this we came not to,

Only for propagation of a dower
Enter CLOWN.

Remaining in the coffer of her friends ;
Clo. Yonder man is carried to prison. From whom we thought it meet to hide our love,
Bawd. Well; what has he done ?

Till time had made them for us. But it cbances, Clo. A woman.

The stealth of our most mutual entertainment, Bawd. But what's his offence ?

With character too gross, is writ on Juliet.
Clo. Groping for trouts in a peculiar river. Lucio. With child, perhaps ?
Bawd. What, is there a maid with child by Claud. Unhappily, even so.

And the new deputy now for the duke, Clo. No; but there's a woman with maid by Whetber it be the fault and glimpse of newness : him : You have not heard of the proclamation, or whether that the body public be have you?

A horse whereon the governor doth ride, Bawd. What proclamation, man?

Who, newly in the seat, that it may know Clo. All houses in the suburbs of Vienna must He can command, lets it straight feel the spar : be pluck'd down.

Whether the tyranoy be in bis place, Bawd. And what shall become of those in the Or in his eminence that fills it up, city?

I stagger in : But this new governor Clo. They shall stand for seed : they had gone Awakes me all the enrolled penalties, down too, but that a wise burgber put in for which have, like unscour'd armour, huve by the them.

wall Bawd. But shall all our house sof resort in the So long, that nineteen zodiacs have gone round, suburbs be pull'd down?

And none of them been worn ; and, for a game, Clo. To the ground, mistress.

Now puts the drowsy and neglected act Bawd. Why, here's a change, indeed, in the Freshly on me :-'tis surely, for a name. commonwealtb! What shall become of me? Lucio. I warrant, it is : and thy head stands

Clo. Come ; fear not you ; good counsellors so tickle + on thy shoulders, that a milk-maid, if lack no clients : though you change your place, you she be in love, many sigh it off. Send after the need not change your trade; I'll be you tapster duke, and appeal to him. still. Courage ; there will be pity taken on you : Claud. I have done so, but he's not to be you that have worn your eyes almost out in the

found. service, you will be coasidered.

I pr’ythee, Lucio, do me this kind service : Bawd. What's to do here, Thomas Tapster? This day my sister should the cloister enter, Let's withdraw,

And there receive her approbation : 1 Clo. Here comes signior Claudio, led by the Acquaint her with the danger of my state ; provost to prison : and there's madam Juliet. Implore her, in my voice, that she make friends

(Ereunt. To the strict deputy ; bid herself assay him ;

I have great hope in that : for in her youth SCENE III.-The same.

There is a prone s and speechless dialect,

Such as moves men ; besides, she hath prosEnter PROVOST,+ CLAUDIO, JULIET, and

perous art Oficers ; Lucio, and two Gentlemen.

When she will play with reason and discourse,

And well she can persuade. Claud. Fellow, why dost thou show me thus to Lucio. I pray, she may; as well for the enthe world?

couragement of the like, which else would stand Bear me to prison, where I am committed. under grievous imposition; as for the enjoying Prov. I do it not in evil disposition,

of thy life, who I would be sorry should be But from lord Angelo by special charge.

thus foolishly lost at a game of tick-tack. I'll to Claud. Thus can the demi god, Authority, . her. Make us pay down for our offence by weight.- Claud. I thank you, good friend Lucio. The words of heaven ;-on whom it will, it will ; Lucio. Within two hours, On whom it will not, 90 ; yet still 'lis just. Claud, Come, officer, away.

(Ereunt, Lucio. Why, how now, Claudio ? whence comes this restraints

SCENE IV.-A Monastery. Claud. From too much liberty, my Lucio, liberty ;

Enter Duke and FRIAR THOMAS. As surfeit is the fatber of much fast,

Duke. No ; holy father; throw away that So every scope by the immoderate use

(hought ; Turns to restraint : Our natures do pursue, Believe not that the dribbling dart of love (Like rats that ravin down their proper bane,) Can pierce a complete bosom : 1 why I desire A thirsty evil ; and when we drink, we die.

tbee Lucio. If I could speak so wisely under an To give me secret harbour, hath a purpose arrest, I would send for certain of my creditors : More grave and wrinkled than the aims and ends And yet, to say the truth, I had as lief have the of burning youth. foppery of freedom, as the morality of imprison- Fri. May your grace speak of its ment.-What's thy offence, Claudio ?

Duke. My holy Sir, uone better knows than Claud. What, but to speak of would offend again.

How I have ever lov'd the life remor'd; Lucio. What is iti murder ?

And held in idle price to haunt assemblies, Claud. No.

Where youth, and cost, and witless bravery Lucio. Lechery? Claud. Call it so. Prou. Away, Sir; you must go.

• Yearly circles.

+ Ticklish. Enter on her probation.

Prompt. • The sweating sickacs.

i Completely armed.

Retired. + Gaoler. I Voraciously devour.

• Resides.




Scene V.

817 I bave delivered to iord Angelo

Enter Lucio.
(A man of stricture, and firın abstinence,)

Lucio. Hail, virgin, if you be ; as tbcee cheek
My absolute power and place here in Vienna,
Aud be supposes me travell’d to Poland;

Proclaim you are no less I Can yon so stead me
For so I have strew'd it in the common ear, As bring me to the sight of Isabella,
And so it is receiv'd: Now, pious Sir,

A novice of this place, and the fair sister
You will demand of me, why I do this ?

To ber unhappy brother, Claudio ?
Fri. Gladly, my lord.

Isab. Why her unhappy brother? let me ask Duke. We have strict statutes, and most biting The rather, for I now must make you know laws,

I am tbat Isabella, and his sister. (The needful bits and curbs for headstrong Lucio. Gentle and fair, your brother kiudly steeds)

greets you: Which for these fourteen years we bave let sleep ; Not to be wcary with you, he's in prisou. Even like an o'ergrown lion in a cave,

Isab. Woe ine! For what? That goes not out to prey: Now, as fond fathers Lucio. For that, which, if myself might be Having bound up the threat'ning twigs of birch,

bis judge, Only to stick it in their children's sight,

He should receive his punishment in thanks : For terror, not to use : in time the rod

He hath got bis friend with child. Becomes more mock'd than fear'd: so our de- Isab. Sir, make me not your story. crees,

Lucio. It is true.
Dead to infiction, to themselves are dead; would not-thougb 'tis my familiar sin
And liberty plucks justice by the nose;

With maids to seem the lapwing, and to jest, The baby beats the nurse, and quite atbwart Tongue far from heart,-play with all virgins 50: Goes all decorum.

I hold you as a thing enskied and sainted ;
Fri. It rested in your grace

By your renouncement, an immortal spirit;
To unloose this tied-up justice, when you pleas'd; And to be talk'd with in sincerity,
And it in you more dreadful would bave seem'd, As with a saint,
Than in lord Angels.

Isab. You do blaspheme the good, in inockDuke. I do fear, too dreadful :

ing me. Sitht 'twas my fault to give the people scope, Lucio. Do not believe it. Fewness and truth, 'Twould be my tyranny to strike, and gall ibem

'tis thus : For what I bid them do: For we bid this be Your brother and his lover have embrac'd : done,

As those that feed grow full ; as blossoming tivie, When evil deeds have their permissive pass, That from the seedness the bare fallow brings And not the punishment. Therefore, indeed, my To teeming foison ; even so her plenteous woub father,

Expresseth his full tilth and husbandry. I have on Angelo impos'd the office ;

Isab. Some one with child by him My Who may, in the ambush of my name, strike

cousin Juliett home,

Luoio. Is she your cousin And yet my nature never in the sight,

Isab. Adoptedly; as school-maids change their Te do it slander : And to behold his sway,

names, I will, as 'twere a brother of your order, By vain though apt affection, Visit both prince and people : therefore, I pr’y. Lucio. She it is. thee,

Isab. Oh ! let him marry her! Supply me with the habit, and instruct me

Lucio. This is the point. How I may formally in person bear me

The duke is very strangely gone from bence : Like a true friar. More reasons for this ac- Bore many gentlemen, myself being one, tion,

In band, and hope of action : but we do leara At our more leisure shall I render you;

By those that know the very nerves of state,
Only, this one :-Lord Angelo is precise ;

His givings out were of an infinite distance
Stauds at a guard 5 with envy ; scarce confesses From his true-meant design. Upon his place,
That his blood flows, or that bis appetite And with full line of his autbority,
Is more to bread than stone: Hence shall we see, Governs lord 'Angelo; a man, whose blood
Il power change purpose, what our seemers be. !s very snow-broth ; one who never feels

(Exeunt. The wanton stings and motions of the sense ;

But doth rebate and blunt bis natural edge
SCENE V.-A Nunnery.

With profits of the mind, study and fast.

He (to give fear to use and liberty,
Enter ISABELLA and FRANCISCA. Which have, for long, run by the bideons law,
Isab. And have you puns no further privi. Under whose heavy sense your brother's life

As mice by lions,) hath pick'd out an act,
leges ?

Falls into forfeit : be arrests him on it ; Fran. Are not these large enough?

And follows close the rigour of the statute, Isab. Yes, truly : I speak botas desiring 'To make him an example: all hope is gone, more ;

Unless you have the grace by your fair prayer
But rather wisbing a more strict restraint To soîten Angelo : And that's my pith
Upon the sisterhood, the votarists of saint Clare; of business 'twixt you and your poor brother.
Lucio. Ho! Peace be in this place ! [Within.) Isab. Doth he so seek his life?
Isab. Who's that which calls?

Lucio. Has censur'd ** him
Fran. It is a man's voice : Gentle Isabella,
Turn you the key, and know his business of bim; A warrant for bis execution.

Already ; aud, as I hear, the provost bath
You may, I may not ; you are yet answorn : Isab. Alas! what poor ability's in me
When you have vow'd, you inust not speak with To do bim good ?

Lucio. Assay the power you bave.
But in the presence of the prioress :

Isab. My power! Alas! I doubt. Then, if you speak, you must not show your Lucio. Our doubts are traitors, face ;

And make us lose the good we oft might win,
Or, if you show your face, you must not speak.

By fearing to attempt : Go to lord Angelo,
He calls again; I pray you, answer him. And let him learn to know, wben maidens sue,

(Ecit FRANCISCA. Isab. Peace and prosperity! Who is't that calls ?

• Do not make a jest of me. + In few and true words.

Breeding plenty. $ Tulling.

Extent. • Strinese.

# Since.

Power of gaining favour.
On his defence.

tt llave.

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