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An hypocrite, a virgin-violator;
· Nay, ten times strange.
Away with her:- Poor soul, She speaks this in the infirmity of sense. Isab. O prince, I cónjure thee, as thou be.
liev'st There is another comfort than this world, That thou neglect me not, with that opinion That I am touch'd with madness: make not impos
sible That which but seems unlike: 'tis not impossi
Be an arch-villain: believe it, royal prince,
By mine honesty,
. O, gracious duke, Harp not on that; nor do not banish reason For inequality:? but let your reason serve
1 as shy, as grave, as just, as absolute,] As shy; as reserved, as abstracted: as just; as nice, as exact: as absolute; as complete in all the round of duty. JOHNSON. ? con lo not banish reason
For inequality:) Do not suppose I am mad, because I speak passionately and unequally. MALONE.
To make the truth appear, where it seems hid;
Many that are not mad, Have, sure, more lack of reason. -What would you
That's I, an't like your grace:
That's he, indeed. Duke. You were not bid to speak. Lucio.
No, my good lord; Nor wish'd to hold my peace. Duke.
I wish you now then; .
Lucio. I warrant your honour.
Duke. It inay be right; but you are in the wrong
Duke. That's somewhat madly spoken.
Pardon it; The phrase is to the matter.
s And hide the false, seems true.] i. e. which seems true.
Duke. Mended again: the matter ;-Proceed.
Isab. In brief,—to set the needless process by,
This is most likely!
not what thou speak’st;
And is this all ?
* How he refell’d me,] To refel is to refute.
7 In hateful practice: ] Practice was used by the old writers for any unlawful or insidious stratagem.
Unfold the evil which is here wrapt up
Duke. I know, you'd fain be gone:--An officer! To prison with her:-Shall we thus permit A blasting and a scandalous breath to fall On him so near us? This needs must be a practice. -Who knew of your intent, and coming hither? Isab. One that I would were here, friar Lodo
wick, Duke. A ghostly father, belike: Who knows
that Lodowick? Lucio. My lord, I know him; 'tis a medling
friar; I do not like the man: had he been lay, my lord, For certain words he spake against your grace In your retirement, I had swing'd him soundly. Duke. Words against me? This' a good friar,
Blessed be your royal grace!
We did believe no less. Know you that friar Lodowick, that she speaks of?
F. Peter. I know him for a man divine and holy;
8 In countenance !] i. e. false appearance, hypocrisy.
Not scurvy, nor a temporary medler,
Lucio. My lord, most villainously; believe it.
man; (To justify this worthy nobleman, So vulgarly2 and personally accus'd,) Her shall you hear disproved to her eyes, Till she herself confess it. Duke.
Good friar, let's hear it. [ISABELLA is carried off, guarded; and MA
RIANA comes forward.
Mari. Pardon, my lord; I will not show my face,
What, are you married?
9 his mere request,] i. e. his absolute request.
Whensoerer he's convented,] i. e, cited, summoned. 2 So vulgarly -] i, e. publickly.
3 In this I'll be impartial;] Impartial was sometimes used in the sense of partial.