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Measure for Measure

Act II, Scene 3

A room in a prison.
 
[Enter, severally, DUKE VINCENTIO disguised as a friar, and Provost]
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
        ,             ,         ,       ,          ,
      Hail to | you, pro|vost, so | I think | you are.
 
PROVOST
      ,   2       ,          ,             ,           ,
      I am the | provost:| What's your | will, good*| friar?
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
        ,            ,     ,      2     ,      ,
      Bound by | my cha|rity,| and my blest | order,
          ,         x        2    ,       ,
      I come | to visit | the afflic|ted spi|rits
      <-  ,       2     ,        ,     2     ,        ,
5       Here || in the pri|son: do | me the com|mon right
      <-    ,         ,           ,         ,         ,
        To let || me see | them: and | to make | me know
           ,       ,            ,          ,        ,     ,  ->
      The na|ture of | their crimes,| that I | may mi||nister
       ,           ,       ,
      To them | accor|dingly.
 
PROVOST
      <-    ,           ,           ,         ,           ,
        I would || do more | than that,| if more | were need|ful.
      <-  ,       T    T    T       ,      ,    2     ,
10      Look || here comes one:| a gen|tlewo|man of mine,
           ,        ,         ,               ,    ,
      Who fal|ling in | the flaws | of her / own youth,
             ,         ,        ,         ,          ,
      Hath blis|tered her | report:| she is | with child,
           ,         ,         ,                ,    ,
      And he | that got | it, sen|tenced: a / young man,
            ,        ,     ,        ,        ,
      More fit | to do | ano|ther such | offense,
            ,          ,
15    Than die | for this.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
            ,         ,
      When must | he die?  (dimeter with prev?)
 
PROVOST
         ,        ,        ,       o   oo
      As I | do think | tomor|row.   |
      ,            ,      ,           ,       ,
      I have | provi|ded for | you, stay | awhile
           ,           ,       ,      o   oo
      And you | shall be | conduc|ted.  |       (or possibly tetrameter with prev?)
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
          ,           ,     ,     2       ,         ,
20    Repent | you (fair | one) of the | sin you | carry?
 
JULIET
         ,         ,          ,           ,       ,
      I do;| and bear | the shame | most pa|tiently.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
             ,          ,     ,       2     ,           ,
      I'll teach | you how | you shall ar|raign your | conscience
           ,          ,     ,         ,        ,
      And try | your pen|itence,| if it | be sound,
          ,      ,        ,
      Or hol|lowly | put^on.
 
JULIET
                                    ,       ,
25                           I'll glad|ly learn.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
        ,             ,            ,       T
      Love you | the man | that wronged | you?
 
JULIET
      <- T    T        ,         ,               ,     ,    oo
        Yes, as || I love | the wo|man that / wronged him.|
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
           ,         ,            ,        ,        ,
      So then | it seems | your most | offense|ful act
           ,   2  ,       ,
      Was mu|tually | commit|ted.
 
JULIET
                                  ,   2  ,
30                               Mut|ually.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                   ,   ,        ,   2     ,          ,
      Then was / your sin | of hea|vier kind | than his.
 
JULIET
         ,          x      ,       ,        ,
      I do | confess it,| and re|pent it |(father).
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
             ,          ,       2      ,         ,       ,
      'Tis meet | so (daugh|ter) but lest | you do | repent
           ,         ,            ,           ,          ,
      As that | the sin | hath brought | you to | this shame,
             ,     2    ,         ,            ,            x
35    Which sor|row is al|ways towards | ourselves,| not heaven,
       ,         ,          T    T    T        ,         ,       o ->
      Showing | we would | not spare hea|ven, as || we love | it,
           ,        ,          ,
      But as | we stand | in fear.
 
JULIET
         ,       ,         ,       ,       x
      I do | repent | me, as | it is | an evil,
            ,          ,           ,
      And take | the shame | with joy.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                                       ___     __
40                                    There | rest:
             ,        ,       ,          ,       ,       2->
      Your part|ner (as | I hear)| must die | tomor||row,
          ,       ,       ,         ,        ,        ->
      And I | am go|ing with | instruc|tion to || him:
        ,      ,              ,    ,    ,
      Grace | go with | you, Be|nedi|cite.
 
[Exit]
 
JULIET
            ,       ,        ,      ,   2     ,
      Must^die | tomor|row? Oh | inju|rious love
          2     ,      ,       ,            ,      ,
45    That respites | me a | life, whose | very | comfort
           ,        ,      ,      2
      Is still | a dy|ing hor|ror.
 
PROVOST
                                         ,   2    ,
                                   'Tis pi|ty of him.
 
[Exeunt]

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