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Duke. Sir, your company is fairer than honest : Rest you well.
Lucio. By my troth, I'll go with 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 burr, I shall stick.
A Room in Angelo's House.
Enter ANGELO and ESCALUS. Escal. Every letter he hath writ hath disvouch'd other.
Ang. In most uneven and distracted manner. His actions show much like to madness : pray heaven, his wisdom be not tainted! And why meet him at the gates, and re-deliver our authorities there? Escal. I
guess not. Ang. And why should we proclaim it in an hour before his entering, that, if any crave redress of injustice, they should exhibit their petitions in the street ?
Escal. He shows his reason for that: to have a dispatch 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:
For my authority bears a credent bulk,
liv'd! Alack, when once our grace we have forgot, Nothing goes right; we would, and we would not 60.
Fields without the Town.
Enter Duke in his own habit, and Friar Peter. Duke. These letters at fit time deliver me.
[Giving letters, The provost knows our purpose, and our plot.
The matter being afoot, keep your instruction,
It shall be speeded well.
Duke. I thank thee, Varrius ; thou hast made good
haste: Come, we will walk : There's other of our friends Will greet us here anon, my gentle Varrius. [Exeunt.
Street near the City Gate.
Enter Is A BELLA and MARIANA.
Isab. To speak so indirectly, I am loth;
Be rul'd by him. Isab. Besides, he tells me, that, if peradventure He speak against me on the adverse side,
I should not think it strange; for 'tis a physick,
Mari. I would, friar Peter-
O, peace; the friar is come.
Enter Friar Peter 61.
F. Peter. Come, I have found you out a stand most
fit, Where you may have such vantage on the duke, He shall not pass you: Twice have the trumpets
ACT V. SCENE I.
A publick Place near the City Gate. MARIANA (veil'd) ISABELLA, and Peter, at a di
stance. Enter at opposite doors, Dukr, VARRIUS, Lords; ANGELO, ESCALUS, LUCIO, Provost, Officers, and Citizens.
Duke. My very worthy cousin, fairly met:-
You make my bonds still greater. Duke. O, your desert speaks loud; and I should