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Measure for Measure

Act IV, Scene 1

The moated grange at ST. LUKE's.
 
[Enter MARIANA and a Boy]
 
BOY [sings]
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      Take, oh | take those^|lips a|way,
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      That so sweet|ly were | forsworn,
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      And those | eyes: the | break of | day,
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      Lights that | do mis|lead the | morn;
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5     But my | kisses | bring a|gain,| bring a|gain;
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      Seals of | love, but | sealed in | vain,| sealed in | vain.
 
MARIANA
             ,          ,          ,            ,       ,
      Break^off | thy song,| and haste | thee quick | away,
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      Here comes | a man | of com|fort, whose | advice
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      Hath of|ten stilled | my braw|ling dis|content.
         ,         ,       ,          ,            ,
10    I cry | you mer|cy, sir,| and well | could wish
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      You had | not found | me here | so mu|sical.
       ,           ,         ,        ,         ,
      Let me | excuse | me, and | believe | me so,
           ,          ,          ,             ,          ,
      My mirth | it much | displeased,| but pleased | my woe.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
'Tis good; though music oft hath such a charm to make bad, good; and good provoke to harm. I pray you tell me, hath anybody inquired for me here today? much upon this time have I promised here to meet.
 
MARIANA
You have not been inquired after: I have sat here all day.
 
[Enter ISABELLA]
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
I do constantly believe you. The time is come even now. I shall crave your forbearance a little: may be I will call upon you anon, for some advantage to yourself.
 
MARIANA
I am always bound to you.
 
[Exit]
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
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      Very | well met, and | welcome.|
        ,             ,                  ,   ,    ,
15    What is | the news | from this / good de|puty?
 
ISABELLA
           ,       ,       ,       ,            ,
      He hath | a gar|den cir|cummured | with brick,
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      Whose wes|tern side | is with | a vine|yard backed;
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      And to | that vine|yard is | a plan|ched gate,
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      That makes | his o|pening | with this big|ger key:
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20    This o|ther doth | command | a lit|tle door,
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      Which from | the vine|yard to | the gar|den leads,
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      There have I | made my | promise,| upon | the
      <- ,       ,       ,         ,          ,      ,        2->
        Hea||vy mid|dle of | the night,| to call | upon || him.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
            ,          ,          ,          ,          ,
      But shall | you on | your know|ledge find | this way?
 
ISABELLA
       2       ,       ,         ,      ,        x
25    I have tane | a due,| and wa|ry note | upon it:
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      With whis|pering, and / most guil|ty di|ligence,
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      In ac|tion all | of pre|cept, he did | show me
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      The way | twice ore.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                           T         2   ,       ,      2->
                          Are | there no^o|ther to||kens
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30    Between | you agreed,| concer|ning her | obser||vance?
 
ISABELLA
       ,     ,         ,      2    ,      2      ,
      No:| none but | only | a repair | in the dark,
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      And that | I have | possessed | him, my | most^stay
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      Can be | but brief:| for I | have made | him know,
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      I have | a ser|vant comes | with me | along
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35    That stays | upon | me; whose | persua|sion is,
          ,       ,        ,       2
      I come | about | my bro|ther.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                                          ,           ,
                                   'Tis well | borne^up.
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      I have not | yet made | known to | Mari|ana
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      A word | of this:| what ho,| within;| come* forth,
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40    I pray | you be | acquain|ted with | this maid,
            ,         ,         ,
      She comes | to do | you good.
 
[Re-enter MARIANA]
 
ISABELLA
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      I do | desire | the like.  (trimeter with prev)
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
       ,    2      ,          ,         ,      ,
      Do you per|suade your|self that | I re|spect you?
 
MARIANA
        ,   ,            ,         ,                  x
      Good fri/ar, I | know you | do, and | have found it.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
        T    T    T        2    ,       ,         ,
45    Take then this | your compan|ion by | the hand
            ,       ,      ,      ,          ,
      Who hath | a sto|ry rea|dy for | your ear:
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      I shall at|tend your | leisure,| but make haste
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      The va|porous night | approa|ches.
 
MARIANA
              ,           ,       ,    oo
      Wilt please | you walk | aside.|     (tetrameter with prev?)
 
[Exeunt MARIANA and ISABELLA]
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
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50    Oh place,| and great|ness: mil|lions of / false eyes
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      Are stuck | upon | thee: vol|umes of | report
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      Run with | these^false,| and most | contra|rious quest
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      Upon | thy do|ings: thou|sand escapes | of wit
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      Make thee | the fa|ther of | their i|dle dream,
            ,      ,    2         ,         ,           2   ,
55    And rack | thee in their | fancies.| Welcome,| how agreed?
 
[Re-enter MARIANA and ISABELLA]
 
ISABELLA
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      She'll take | the en|terprise | upon | her fa||ther,
       ,      2    ,      2
      If | you advise | it.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                               ,        ,        ,
                           It is | not my | consent,
           ,       ,      ,
      But my | entrea|ty too.
 
ISABELLA
       ,         ,            ,
60    Little | have you | to say  (tri with prev)
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      When you | depart | from him,| but soft | and low,
         ,       ,        ,
      Remem|ber now | my bro|ther.
 
MARIANA
                                    ,        ,
                                  Fear | me not.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
           ,        ,          ,         ,        ,
      Nor gen|tle daugh|ter, fear | you not | at all:
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65    He is | your hus|band on a // pre-contract:
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      To bring | you thus | toge|ther 'tis | no sin,
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      Sith that the | justice | of your | title | to him
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      Doth flou|rish the | deceit.| Come, let | us go.
             ,          ,         ,           ,          ,
      Our corn's | to reap,| for yet | our tithe's | to sow.
 
[Exeunt]

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