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And let them be recall’d from their exile:
Duke. Thou hast prevaild: I pardon them and thee;
Val. And, as we walk along, I dare be bold With our discourse to make your grace to smile: What think you of this page, my lord ?
Duke. I think the boy hath grace in him; he blushes.
Val. Please you, I'll tell you as we pass along,
† Masks, revels,
SCENE I.-An apartment in the DUKE's Palace.
Enter DUKE, ESCALUS, Lords, and Attendants.
Duke. Of government the properties to unfold,
[Exit an Attendant. * Bounds.
† Full of.
What figure of us think you he will bear?
Escal. If any in Vienna be of worth
Ang. Always obedient to your grace's will, I come to know your pleasure.
Ang. Now, good my lord,
Duke. No more evasion:
* So much thy own proper
Ang. Yet, give leave, my lord,
Duke. My haste may not admit it;
Ang. The heavens give safety to your purposes !
Ang. 'Tis so with me :-Let us withdraw together,
[Exeunt. SCENE II.-A Street.
Enter LUCIO and two GENTLEMEN. Lucio. If the duke, with the other dukes, come not to composition with the king of Hungary, why, then all the dukes fall upon the king.
1 Gent. Heaven grant us its peace, but not the king of Hungary's!
2 Gent. Amen.
Lucio. Thou concludest like the sanctimonious pirate, that went to sea with the ten commandments, but scraped one out of the table. 2 Gent. Thou shalt not steal ? Lucio. Ay, that he razed.
1 Gent. Why, 'twas a commandment to command the captain and all the rest from their functions; they put forth to steal : There's not a soldier of us all, that in the thanksgiving before meat, doth relish the petition well that prays for peace.
2 Ĝent. I never heard any soldier dislike it.
Lucio. I believe thee; for, I think, thou never wast where grace was said.
2 Gent. No? a dozen times at least. 1 Gent. What? in metre? Lucio. In any proportion, I or in any language. 1 Gent. I think, or in any religion. Lucio. Ay! why not? Grace is grace, despite of all contro* Extent of power,
versy: As for example; Thou thyself art a wicked villain, despite of all grace.
Lucio. I grant; as there may between the lists and the velvet: Thou art the list.
1 Gent. And thou the velvet: thou art good velvet; thou art a three-pil'd piece, I warrant thee: I had as lief be a list of an English kersey, as be pil'd, as thou art pild, for a French velvet.† Do I speak feelingly now
Lucio. I think thou dost; and, indeed, with most painful feeling of thy speech: I will, out of thine own confession, learn to begin thy health; but, whilst I live, forget to drink after thee.
i Gent. I think, I have done myself wrong; have I not? 2 Gent. Yes, that thou hast; whether thou art tainted or free.
Lucio. Behold, behold, where madam Mitigation comes! I have purchased as many diseases under her roof, as come to
2 Gent. To what, I pray ?
1 Gent. Thou art always figuring diseases in me: but thou art full of error; I am sound.
Lucio. Nay, not as one would say, healthy; but so sound, as things that are hollow : thy bones are hollow; impiety has made a feast of thee.
Bawd. Well, well; there's one yonder arrested, and carried to prison, was worth five thousand of you all.
i Gent. Who's that, I pray thee?
Bawd. Nay, but I know 'tis so: I saw him arrested ; saw him carried away; and, which is more, within these three days his head's to be chopped off.
Incio. But, after all this fooling, I would not have it so : Art
Bawd. I am too sure of it: and it is for getting madam Julietta with child.
Lucio. Believe me, this may be: he promised to meet me two hours since; and he was ever precise in promise-keeping.
2 Gent. Besides, you know, it draws something near to the speech we had to such a purpose.
1 Gent. But most of all, agreeing with the proclamation. Lucio. Away; let's go learn the truth of it.
[Exeunt LUCIO and GENTLEMEN. Bawd. Thus, what with the war, what with the sweat, what
* A cut of the same cloth.
$ The sweating sickness.