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Measure for Measure

Act V, Scene 1

The city gate.
 
[MARIANA veiled, ISABELLA, and FRIAR PETER, at their stand. Enter DUKE VINCENTIO, VARRIUS, Lords, ANGELO, ESCALUS, LUCIO, Provost, Officers, and Citizens, at several doors]
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
          ,     ,       ,         ,      ,
      My ve|ry wor|thy cou|sin, fair|ly met,
           ,          ,          ,       2      ,        ,        ->
      Our old,| and faith|ful friend,| we are glad | to see || you.
 
ANGELO and ESCALUS
       ,    2    ,     ,            ,       ,
      Hap|py return | be to | your roy|al grace.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
       ,           ,       ,         ,         ,
      Many | and hear|ty thank|ings to | you both:
           ,          ,     ,       ,       2     ,
5     We have | made in|quiry | of you,| and we hear
        ,    ,                  ,          ,          ,
      Such good/ness of | your jus|tice, that | our soul
       ,             ,           ,         ,         ,
      Cannot | but yield | you forth | to pub|lic thanks
           ,         ,        ,      o
      Forerun|ning more | requi|tal.
 
ANGELO
            ,         ,              ,       o
      You make | my bonds | still* grea|ter.     (tetra with prev)
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
       ,     2     T     T     T        ,               x
10    Oh your de|sert speaks loud,| and I | should wrong it
             x      ,         ,         ,        ,
      To lock it | in the | wards of | covert | bosom
        ,            ,           ,       ,         ,
      When it | deserves | with cha|racters | of brass
         ,       ,   2          ,           ,          ,
      A for|ted re|sidence* 'gainst | the tooth | of time,
           ,       ,      ,   2     ,      2       ,
      And ra|zure of | obli|vion: give | me your hand
           ,         ,        ,         ,           ,
15    And let | the sub|ject see,| to make | them know
            ,         ,      ,            ,         ,
      That out|ward cour|tesies | would fain | proclaim
       ,               ,        ,      ,   ,
      Favours | that keep | within:| Come Es/calus,
       ,           ,            ,       ,        ,
      You must | walk by | us, on | our o|ther hand;
            ,        ,        ,
      And good | suppor|ters are | you.
 
[FRIAR PETER and ISABELLA come forward]
 
FRIAR PETER
                                         ,      2       ,
20                                      Now | is your time:
              ,          ,         ,         o   oo
      Speak^loud,| and kneel | before | him.   |
 
ISABELLA
       ,           ,       ,      ,             ,
      Justice,| O roy|al duke,| vail your | regard
        ,         ,       2        ,           ,        ,
      Upon | a wronged |(I would fain | have said | a maid)
          ,         ,         ,      ,          ,
      Oh wor|thy prince,| disho|nor not | your eye
           ,        ,      ,    ,       ,      ->
25    By thro|wing it | on a|ny o|ther ob||ject,
        ,       2       ,          ,        ,          ,
      Till | you have heard | me, in | my true | complaint,
            x         ,         ,         ,         ,        2->
      And given | me justice, jus|tice, jus|tice, jus||tice.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
          ,            ,          ,         ,         ,
      Relate | your wrongs;| in what?| By whom?| Be brief.
        ,             ,   2    ,       ,         ,
      Here is | Lord An|gelo shall | give you | justice:
          ,          ,        ,
30    Reveal | yourself | to him.
 
ISABELLA
                                     ,        ,
                                  O wor|thy duke,
           ,         ,        ,        ,         x
      You bid | me seek | redemp|tion of | the devil,
        ,             ,          ,          ,          ,
      Hear me | yourself:| for that | which I | must speak
            ,       ,       ,        ,    2     ,
      Must ei|ther pu|nish me,| not be|ing believed,
           ,         ,           ,
35    Or wring | redress | from you:
        ,            ,          ,
      Hear me:| oh hear | me, hear.
 
ANGELO
           ,          ,        ,              ,    ,
      My lord,| her wits | I fear | me are / not firm:
         2       ,       ,     2    ,    ,         ,
      She hath been | a sui|tor to me,| for her | brother
           ,          ,         ,      2
      Cut^off | by course | of jus|tice.
 
ISABELLA
                                              ,         ,       2->
40                                      By course | of jus||tice.
 
ANGELO
           ,           ,           ,      ,          ,
      And she | will speak | most bit|terly,| and strange.
 
ISABELLA
        T     T      .   T          ,       ,        ,
      Most strange: but yet | most tru|ly will | I speak,
            ,     ,         ,         ,          ,
      That An|gelo's | forsworn,| is it | not strange?
            ,     ,       ,    3   3    ,          ,
      That An|gelo's | a mur|derer, is it | not strange?
            ,    ,    ,        ,    2      ,
45    That An|gelo | is an | adul|terous thief,
         ,     ,        ,       ,   ,      ->
      A hy|pocrite,| a vir|gin-vi|ola||tor;
        x            ,             ,
      Is it | not strange?| And strange?
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
       ,    2      T    T      T
      Nay it is | ten times strange?  (tri with prev)
 
ISABELLA
          ,        ,      ,       ,    ,
      It is | not tru|er he | is An|gelo,
             ,        ,         ,        ,         ,
50    Than this | is all | as true,| as it | is strange:
       ,     2      T    T     T          ,          ,
      Nay, it is | ten times true,| for truth | is truth
        2     ,         ,     ,
      To the end | of reck|oning.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
        ,          ,            ,
      Away | with her:| poor* soul
             ,           ,      2   ,     ,        ,
      She speaks | this in | the infir|mity | of sense.
 
ISABELLA
           ,        ,         ,         ,         ,
55    O prince,| I con|jure thee,| as thou | believst
             ,     ,       ,                 ,    ,
      There is | ano|ther com|fort, than / this world,
             ,        ,         ,           ,      ,      2->
      That thou | neglect | me not,| with that | opin||ion
           ,         ,            ,          ,       2   ,     ,
      That I | am touched | with mad|ness: make | not^impos|sible
        ,                ,         ,          ,       ,     ,
      That which | but seems | unlike,| 'tis not | impos|sible  (hex with prev)
           ,          ,        ,        ,          ,
60    But one,| the wick|edst cai|tiff on | the ground
            ,        ,         ,          ,        ,      ,  ->
      May seem | as shy,| as grave,| as just,| as ab||solute:
          ,    ,     2   ,        ,   3 3->
      As An|gelo,| even so | may An|gelo
          ,          ,          ,          ,         ,
      In all | his dres|sings, cha|racts, ti|tles, forms,
        2     ,    ,            ,          ,        ,
      Be an arch-|villain:| believe | it, roy|al prince
          ,        ,          ,         ,           ,
65    If he | be less,| he's no|thing, but | he's more,
       ,   2         ,         ,
      Had I more | name for | badness.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                                       ,         ,  2
                                      By mine | honesty
          ,        ,     ,  2     ,        ,
      If she | be mad,| as I be|lieve no | other,
           ,         ,         ,        ,          ,
      Her mad|ness hath | the od|dest frame | of sense,
        ,         ,      ,        ,          ,
70    Such a | depen|dency | of thing,| on thing,
          ,        ,         ,       2
      As ere | I heard | in mad|ness.
 
ISABELLA
                                         ,          ,
                                      O gra|cious duke,
            ,         ,         ,        ,       ,      2->
      Harp^not | on that;| nor do | not ba|nish rea||son
           ,   ,     ,        ,          ,         ,  ->
      For in|equa|lity,| but let | your rea||son serve
           ,          ,         ,           ,      T    T  ->
75    To make | the truth | appear,| where it || seems hid,
       T      ,          T     T     T
      And | hide the | false seems true.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
       ,                 ,   ,
      Many | that are / not mad
      <-       ,           ,         ,       o ->
        Have sure | more lack || of rea|son:
        T    T    T    ___
      What would you | say?
 
ISABELLA
      ,           ,            ,    ,    ,
80    I am | the sis|ter of / one Clau|dio,
            ,       ,         ,        ,     ,      2->
      Condemned | upon | the act | of for|nica||tion
           ,          ,          ,         ,    ,
      To lose | his head,| condemned | by An|gelo,
      ,            ,       ,      ,       ,
      I, (in | proba|tion of | a sis|terhood)
            ,        ,       ,         ,     ,  2
      Was sent | to by | my bro|ther; one | Lucio
           ,         ,      ,
85    As then | the mes|senger.
 
LUCIO
             ,      2     ,           ,
      That's I,| and it like | your grace:  (tri with prev)
          ,        ,           ,    ,    ,       ,
      I came | to her | from Clau|dio,| and de|sired her,
          ,         ,         ,         ,          ,    ,
      To try | her gra|cious for|tune with | Lord An|gelo,  (hex with prev)
                  ,   ,          ,     2
      For her / poor bro|ther's par|don.
 
ISABELLA
                                                ,       ,
90                                      That's he | indeed.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                  ,   ,         ,
      You were / not bid | to speak.
 
LUCIO
                                      ,               ,
                                     No, my | good* lord,
             ,          ,         ,
      Nor wished | to hold | my peace.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                                           ,         ,         ->
                                       I wish | you now || then,
        ,          ,      ,    2           ,         ,
95    Pray | you take | note of it:| and when | you have
         ,         ,          ,            x           ,
      A bus|iness for | yourself,| pray heaven | you then
          ,
      Be per|fect.
 
LUCIO
         ,            ,
      I warrant your honor.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
           ,         ,        ,     T    T    Tx
      The warrant's for yourself: take heed to it.
 
ISABELLA
            ,     2     ,      ,                  ,
      This gen|tleman told | somewhat | of my / tale.
 
LUCIO
                                                       ,
                                                     Right.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
          ,         ,          ,         ,         ,
100   It may | be right,| but you | are in | the wrong
           ,         ,           ,         ,
      To speak | before | your time;| proceed.
 
ISABELLA
                                                   ,
                                               I went
       ,            ,        ,        ,    ,
      To this | perni|cious cai|tiff de|puty.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
               ,        ,      ,
      That's^some|what mad|ly spo|ken.
 
ISABELLA
                                       ,       ,
                                      Par|don it;
             ,         ,        ,      o   oo
105   The phrase | is to | the mat|ter.  |
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
       ,          ,         ,       o        ,
      Mended | again:| The mat|ter:   | proceed.
 
ISABELLA
           ,         ,          ,        ,        ,
      In brief,| to set | the need|less pro|cess by:
       ,          ,        ,         ,            ,
      How I | persua|ded, how | I prayed,| and kneeled,
       ,            ,          ,        ,       ,
      How he | refelled | me, and | how I | replied
             ,               ,     ,           ,         ,      ->
110   (For this | was of / much length)| the vile | conclu||sion
         ,       ,           ,           ,          x
      I now | begin | with grief,| and shame | to utter.
           ,           ,         ,      2      ,      ,
      He would | not, but | by gift | of my chaste | body
          ,     ,     ,  2        ,    2     ,
      To his | concu|piscible^|intem|perate lust  ??
          ,         ,         ,     ,        ,        ,     ->
      Release | my bro|ther; and,| after | much de||batement,
          ,      ,       ,          ,            ,      o ->
115   My sis|terly | remorse,| confutes || mine ho|nor,
          ,         ,          ,                ,    ,        ,   ->
      And I | did yield | to him:|| but the / next morn | betimes,
           ,        ,        ,         ,        ,
      His pur|pose sur||feiting,| he sends | a war|rant
       ,         ,      ,           __
      For | my poor || brother's | head.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                                           T   T   T      ,
                                         This is most | likely.
 
ISABELLA
       ,             ,         ,        ,        ,
120   Oh that | it were | as like | as it | is true.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
            x             ,             ,           ,            ,
      By heaven |(fond^wretch)| thou knowst | not what | thou speakst,
           ,          ,         ,         ,          ,     2->
      Or else | thou art | suborned | against | his ho||nor
           ,        ,          ,        2   ,     ,
      In hate|ful prac|tise: first | his integ|rity
         ,      2       ,          ,    2     ,         ,
      Stands without | blemish:| next it im|ports no | reason,
                    ,   ,   2   ,         ,         ,
125   That with / such ve|hemency | he should | pursue
         ,    ,                ,      2    ,      2   ,      ->
      Faults pro/per to | himself:| if he had | so offen||ded
       ,        2        ,           ,        ,        ,
      He | would have weighed | thy bro|ther by | himself,
           ,          ,         ,      ,     2        ,
      And not | have cut | him off:| some one hath | set you on:  ????
           ,          ,          ,         ,         ,
      Confess | the truth,| and say | by whose | advice
             ,       ,            ,
130   Thou camst | here to | complain.
 
ISABELLA
                                           ,         ,
                                      And is | this all?
            ,         ,       ,     ,        ,
      Then oh | you bles|sed mi|nisters | above
        ,           ,          ,          ,         ,
      Keep me | in pa|tience, and | with ri|pened time
          ,        ,        ,          ,           ,
      Unfold | the e|vil, which | is here | wrapt^up
           ,      ,        2      ,            ,           ,
135   In coun|tenance:| heaven shield | your grace | from woe,
         ,           ,             ,    ,       ,
      As I | thus wronged,| hence^un|belie|ved go.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
          ,            ,         ,        ,    ,
      I know | you'd fain | be gone:| an of|ficer:
          ,        ,           ,          ,        ,
      To pri|son with | her: shall | we thus | permit
          ,        ,        ,    2       ,          ,
      A blas|ting and | a scan|dalous breath | to fall,
          ,           x            ,       ,    2      ,
140   On him | so near us?| This^needs | must be a | practise;
            ,         ,        ,         ,       ,       ->
      Who knew | of your | intent | and co|ming hi||ther?
 
ISABELLA
       ,        2    ,            ,     ,       ,  2
      One | that I would | were here,| Friar | Lodowick.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
          ,       ,      2    ,
      A ghost|ly fa|ther, belike:
            ,           ,     ,
      Who knows | that Lo|dowick?  (tri with prev)
 
LUCIO
           ,    ,     2        ,       ,          ,
145   My lord,| I know him,| 'tis a | meddling | friar,
         ,         ,         ,     ,    2        ,    2
      I do | not like | the man:| had he been | lay my lord*,
           ,         ,          ,         ,            ,
      For cer|tain words | he spake | against | your grace
       ,     2     ,        ,          ,            ,
      In your re|tirement,| I had | swinged him | soundly.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
        T   .   T    T     ,    2           ,    2   ,
      Words against me?| This is a | good* fri|ar belike
         2    ,      2       ,        ,       ,
150   And to set | on this wret|ched wo|man here
      <-    ,           ,       ,     ,          ,           ,
        Against || our sub|stitute:| let this | friar | be found.
 
LUCIO
           ,       ,          ,     ,     2        ,
      But yes|ternight | my lord,| she and that | friar,
         ,      ,    2         x         ,       ,
      I saw | them at the | prison: a | saucy | friar,
         ,      ,      ,
      A ve|ry scur|vy fel|low.
 
FRIAR PETER
        ,        ,         ,       ___
155   Blessed | be your | royal | grace:  (tetra with prev)
          ,           ,        ,        ,          ,
      I have | stood^by | my lord,| and I | have heard
            ,      ,       ,       ,       2        ,
      Your ro|yal ear | abused:| first hath this | woman
             ,       ,       ,           ,       ,
      Most wrong|fully | accused | your sub|stitute,
           ,        ,           ,          ,          ,
      Who is | as free | from touch,| or soil | with her
          ,          ,       ,
160   As she | from one | ungot.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
       ,           ,          ,
      We did | believe | no less.  (tri with prev)
        ,         ,         ,         ,          ,
      Know you that Friar Lodowick that she speaks of?
 
FRIAR PETER
          ,     ,     2     ,       ,         ,
      I know | him for a | man di|vine and | holy,
            ,       ,       ,     ,     ,       2->
      Not scur|vy, nor | a tem|pora|ry med||dler
           ,       ,             ,   ,      ,
165   As he's | repor|ted by / this gen|tleman:
           ,        ,        ,          ,      ,
      And on | my trust,| a man | that ne|ver yet
       ,            ,         ,      ,           ,
      Did (as | he vou|ches) mis|report | your grace.
 
LUCIO
           ,      ,   ,          ,       ,
      My lord,| most vil/lanous|ly, be|lieve it.
 
FRIAR PETER
        ,             ,          ,         ,          ,
      Well: he | in time | may come | to clear | himself,
           ,         ,        ,        ,         ,
170   But at | this in|stant he | is sick,| my lord:
                ,     ,        ,          ,        ,
      Of a / strange fe|ver: upon | his mere | request
        2     ,         ,           ,           ,          ,
      Being come | to know|ledge, that | there was | complaint
         ,          ,           ,   2     ,       ,      2->
      Inten|ded 'gainst | Lord^An|gelo, came | I hi||ther
           ,          ,          ,           ,          ,
      To speak | as from | his mouth,| what he | doth know
           ,          ,           ,         ,          ,
175   Is true,| and false:| and what | he with | his oath
           ,        ,     2       ,     T   T    T
      And all | proba|tion will make | up full clear,
        ,    ,   3    3     ,         ,      2        ,
      Whenso|ever he's con|vented:| first for this | woman.
          ,     ,         ,       ,     ,
      To jus|tify | this wor|thy no|bleman:
          ,      ,        ,    2   ,       ,
      So vul|garly | and per|sonally | accused,
       ,                ,        ,       ,         ,
180   Her shall | you hear | dispro|ved to | her eyes,
            ,         ,           x
      Till she | herself | confess it.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
             ,        ,      ,
      Good* fri|ar, let's | hear it:  (tri with prev)
 
[ISABELLA is carried off guarded; and MARIANA comes forward]
       ,             ,          ,          ,    ,
      Do you | not smile | at this,| Lord^An|gelo?
           x          ,    ,        ,         ,
      O heaven,| the va|nity | of wret|ched fools.
        ,    2         T      T   T       ,    ,
185   Give us some | seats. Come cou|sin An|gelo,
           ,          ,      ,         ,         ,
      In this | I'll be | impar|tial: be | you judge
                 ,    ,          ,         ,         ,      ->
      Of your / own cause.| Is this | the wit|ness, fri||ar?
        ,        2      ,          ,         ,        ,
      First,| let her show | her face,| and af|ter, speak.
 
MARIANA
Pardon my lord; I will not show my facey until | my hus|band bid | me.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
What, are you married?
 
MARIANA
No my lord.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
Are you a maid?
 
MARIANA
No my lord.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
A widow then?
 
MARIANA
Neither, my lord.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
Why, you are nothing then: neither maid, widow, nor wife?
 
LUCIO
My lord, she may be a punk; for many of them are neither maid, widow, nor wife.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
Silence that fellow: I would he had some cause to prattle for himself.
 
LUCIO
Well my lord.
 
MARIANA
           ,       ,        ,        ,         ,       ->
      My lord,| I do | confess | I nere | was mar||ried,
       ,     2     ,        ,             ,   ,
190   And | I confess | besides,| I am / no maid,
      ,          ,         ,         ,        ,
      I have | known my | husband,| yet my | husband
       ___    ___        ,            ,   ,
      Knows | not,| that e|ver he / knew me.
 
LUCIO
                 ,     ,         ,     ,        ,        ,    ->
      He was / drunk then,| my lord,| it can | be no || better.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
       ,         ,    ,        ,           T     T    T        ,
      For the | bene|fit of | silence,|| would thou wert | so too.
 
LUCIO
      <- __         ,
195     Well,| my lord.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
        ,        ,  ,               T   T  Tx
      This is | no wit/ness for | Lord Angelo.
 
MARIANA
       ,        ,        ,        __    oo
      Now I | come to | it, my | lord.|
       ,      2    ,       ,        ,     ,
      She that ac|cuses | him of | forni|cation,
       .   T    T   T         ,        ,        ,       2->
      In self-same man|ner, doth | accuse | my hus||band,
            ,       ,         ,           ,        ,
      And char|ges him,| my lord,| with such | a time,
             ,        ,       ,         ,          ,
200   When I'll | depose | I had | him in | mine^arms
            ,       2    ,         ,
      With all | the effect | of love.
 
ANGELO
        ,             ,          ,
      Charges | she more | than me?   (tri with prev)
 
MARIANA
       ,             ,
      Not that | I know.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                         ,         ,          ,
                        No? You | say your | husband.
 
MARIANA
            ,         ,          ,        ,    ,
205   Why just,| my lord,| and that | is An|gelo,
             ,          ,         2     ,      ,        ,
      Who thinks | he knows,| that he nere | knew my | body,
            ,           ,                 ,   ,     ,
      But knows,| he thinks,| that he / knows I|sabel's.
 
ANGELO
        ,            ,         ,           ,          ,
      This is | a strange | abuse:| Let's^see | thy face.
 
MARIANA
          ,         ,         ,        ,        ,
      My hus|band bids | me, now | I will | unmask.
        ,              ,          ,      ,    ,
210   This is | that face,| thou cru|el An|gelo
              ,            ,           ,          ,        ,
      Which^once | thou sworst,| was worth | the loo|king on;
        ,             ,      ,       2      T    T   T
      This is | the hand,| which with a | vowed contract
            ,         ,          ,       ,    2       ,
      Was fast | belocked | in thine:| this is the | body
             ,      ,          ,          ,    ,
      That took | away | the match | from I|sabel,
           ,        ,          ,        ,        ,
215   And did | supply | thee at | thy gar|den-house
          ,      ,        ,
      In her | ima|gined per|son.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                                   ,       2      ,      ->
                                 Know | you this wo||man?
 
LUCIO
       ,    3  3      ,
      Car|nally she says.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                            ,            ,
                           Sirrah,| no more.
 
LUCIO
      <-    ,          ,
220     Enough || my lord.    \\
 
ANGELO
           ,    ,     2      ,         ,          ,
      My lord,| I must con|fess, I | know this | woman,
       .    T    T     T            ,            ,         ,        2->
      And five years since | there was | some speech | of mar||riage
          ,         ,         ,                  ,    ,
      Betwixt | myself,| and her:| which was / broke off,
       ,    2        ,          ,    ,       ,
      Partly for | that her | promi|sed pro|portions
              ,         ,     ,        ,         ,
      Came* short | of com|posi|tion: but | in chief
            ,         ,    ,       ,        ,      2->
225   For that | her rep|uta|tion was | disval||ued
          ,   2     ,             ,     T   T    T
      In le|vity: since | which time | of five years
         ,       ,         2      ,          ,      ,       2
      I ne|ver spake | with her, saw | her, nor | heard from her
        ,         ,          ,
      Upon | my faith,| and ho|nor.
 
MARIANA
                                    ,        ,
                                   No|ble prince,
           ,             ,             x           ,             ,
230   As there | comes^light | from heaven,| and words | from breath,
       ,      2       ,          ,            ,         ,
      As there is | sense in | truth, and | truth in | virtue,
       2    ,     ,       T    T     T          ,      2->
      I am af|fianced | this man's wife,| as strong||ly
           ,             ,         ,               ,    ,
      As words | could make | up vows:| and my / good lord,
             x        T     T    T      2     ,        ,
      But Tuesday | night last gone,| in his gar|den-house,
           ,        ,       ,         ,         ,
235   He knew | me as | a wife.| As this | is true,
       ,            ,       ,          ,         ,
      Let me | in safe|ty raise | me from | my knees
           ,        ,      ,       ,       ,
      Or else | for e|ver be | confix|ed here
         ,       ,     ,
      A mar|ble mon|ument.
 
ANGELO
         ,          ,           ,
      I did | but smile | till now,   (tri with prev)
       ,               ,      ,    2        ,         ,
240   Now, good | my lord,| give me the | scope of | justice,
          ,          ,          ,         ,        ,
      My pa|tience here | is touched:| I do | perceive
              ,       ,       ,             ,   ,
      These poor | infor|mal wo|men, are / no more
           ,       ,       2       ,      ,   2     ,
      But in|struments | of some^more | mightier | member
             ,          ,    ,             ,         ,
      That sets | them on.| Let me | have way,| my lord
           ,           ,        ,
245   To find | this prac|tise out.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                                    ,               ,
                                   Aye, with | my heart,
           ,        ,     ,           ,          ,
      And pun|ish them | to your | height of | pleasure.
            ,        ,     2      ,        ,        ,     2->
      Thou foo|lish fri|ar, and thou | perni|cious wo||man
           ,          ,             ,              ,          ,
      Compact | with her | that's gone:| thinkst^thou,| thy oaths,
         ,       2          T     T    T        ,   2     ,
250   Though they would | swear down each | partic|ular saint,
            ,     ,     2    ,           ,          ,      2->
      Were tes|timo|nies against | his worth,| and cre||dit
                ,         ,     ,        ,          ,    2  ->
      That's sealed | in ap|proba|tion? You,| Lord^Es||calus
       ,        2    ,         ,                 ,    ,
      Sit | with my cou|sin, lend | him your / kind pains
           ,          ,      ,              ,        ,
      To find | out this | abuse,| whence^'tis | derived.
             ,     ,       ,    2      ,          ,
255   There is | ano|ther fri|ar that set | them on,
      ___   ___   __    __    ___
      Let | him | be | sent | for.
 
FRIAR PETER
        ,               ,         ,         ,       ,
      Would he | were here,| my lord,| for he | indeed
            ,         ,      ,        ,          ,
      Hath set | the wo|men on | to this | complaint;
            ,         ,           ,            ,      ,
      Your pro|vost knows | the place | where he | abides,
           ,         ,
260   And he | may fetch | him.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                                ,     2    ,       ,
                               Go,| do it in|stantly:
           ,        ,    2      ,    ,    2      ,
      And you,| my no|ble and well-|warranted | cousin
        ,            ,          ,          ,        ,
      Whom it | concerns | to hear | this mat|ter forth,
       ,              ,     ,         ,           ,
      Do with | your in|juries | as seems | you best,
         ,      ,    ,        ,           ,
265   In a|ny chas|tisement;| I for | a while
             ,           ,      T   T   T      ,     2
      Will leave | you; but | stir not you | till you have
        ,      ,           ,            ,      ,
      Well de|termined | upon | these slan|derers.
 
ESCALUS
My lord, we'll do it throughly.
 
[Exit DUKE]
Signior Lucio, did not you say you knew that Friar Lodowick to be a dishonest person?
 
LUCIO
Cucullus non facit monachum: honest in nothing but in his clothes; and one that hath spoke most villanous speeches of the duke.
 
ESCALUS
We shall entreat you to abide here till he come and enforce them against him: we shall find this friar a notable fellow.
 
LUCIO
As any in Vienna, on my word.
 
ESCALUS
Call that same Isabel here once again; I would speak with her. Pray you, my lord, give me leave to question; you shall see how I'll handle her.
 
LUCIO
Not better than he, by her own report.
 
ESCALUS
Say you?
 
LUCIO
Marry, sir, I think, if you handled her privately, she would sooner confess: perchance, publicly, she'll be ashamed.
 
ESCALUS
I will go darkly to work with her.
 
LUCIO
That's the way; for women are light at midnight.
 
[Re-enter Officers with ISABELLA; and Provost with the DUKE VINCENTIO in his friar's habit]
 
ESCALUS
Come on, mistress: here's a gentlewoman denies all that you have said.
 
LUCIO
My lord, here comes the rascal I spoke of; here with the provost.
 
ESCALUS
In very good time: speak not you to him till we call upon you.
 
LUCIO
Mum.
 
ESCALUS
Come, sir: did you set these women on to slander Lord Angelo? they have confessed you did.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
        T    T
      'Tis false.
 
ESCALUS
                  T      ,          ,         ___
                 How?| Know you | where you | are?
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
          ,                 ,     ,          ,          x
270   Respect | to your / great place;| and let | the devil
           ,        ,         ,         ,          ,
      Be some|time ho|nored, for | his bur|ning throne.
        ,              ,          ,            ,         ,
      Where is | the duke?| 'Tis he | should hear | me speak.
 
ESCALUS
             ,         ,        ,          ,          ,
      The duke's | in us:| and we | will hear | you speak,
        T   T    T       ,
      Look you speak | justly.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
      <-  ,           ,       .   T   T    T
275     Boldly,| at least.|| But oh poor souls,  (pickup after)
        ,             ,          ,      ,            ,
      Come you | to seek | the lamb | here of | the fox;
             ,          ,        ,                ,    ,
      Good^night | to your | redress:| Is the / duke gone?
        ,    2         T     T   T           ,         ,
      Then is your | cause gone too:| the duke's | unjust,
        ,           ,          ,     ,        ,
      Thus to | retort | your ma|nifest | appeal,
           ,          ,      ,        ,           ,
280   And put | your tri|al in | the vil|lain's mouth,
              ,          ,      2    ,
      Which here | you come | to accuse.  (pickup from before)
 
LUCIO
        ,    2       ,         ,        ,       ,
      This is the | rascal:| this is | he I | spoke of.
 
ESCALUS
            ,       ,   2            , ,          x
      Why thou | unre|verend, and / unhal|lowed friar:
        2    ,       ,       ,      2      ,            ,
      Is it not | enough | thou hast su|borned these | women,
        2    ,          ,       ,               ,    ,
285   To accuse | this wor|thy man?| But in / foul mouth,
           ,        ,        ,        ,       ,
      And in | the wit|ness of | his pro|per ear,
           ,           x            ,          ,           ,
      To call | him villain;| and then | to glance | from him,
        2      ,         ,        ,     ,      2    ,
      To the duke | himself,| to tax | him with in|justice?
        ,          ,      2        ,      2        T     T    T
      Take him | hence; to the | rack with him:| we'll touse you
        ,          ,           ,          ,         ,
290   Joint by | joint, but | we will | know his | purpose:
        T    T  T
      What? Unjust?
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                        ,        ,          ,          ->
                    Be not | so hot:| the duke || dare*
       ,            ,            ,     2     ,          ,
      No | more* stretch | this fin|ger of mine,| than he
             ,         ,         ,        ,      ,
      Dare^rack | his own:| his sub|ject am | I not,
            ,        ,         ,    ,           2       ,
295   Nor here | provin|cial: my | business | in this state
        ,    2     ,        ,   ,           ,
      Made me a | looker | on here / in Vi|enna,
            ,          ,        ,         ,           x
      Where I | have seen | corrup|tion boil | and bubble,
                 ,   ,          ,      ,                ,
      Till it / ore-run | the stew:| laws, for | all faults,
             ,      ,   ,                 2       ,      ,
      But faults | so coun/tenanced,| that the strong | statutes
        ,               ,    ,           ,          ,
300   Stand like | the for|feits in | a bar|ber's shop,
           ,         ,         ,
      As much | in mock,| as mark.
 
ESCALUS
                                    ,        ,         ___  ->
                                  Slander | to the || state:
        ,          ,        ,
      Away | with him | to pri|son!
 
ANGELO
      <-  ,        2      ,         ,           ,       ,   ,
        What || can you vouch | against | him Sign|ior Lu|cio?
           ,         ,          ,          ,        ,
305   Is this | the man | that you | did tell | us of?
 
LUCIO
‘Tis he, my lord. Come hither, goodman baldpate: do you know me?
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
I remember you, sir, by the sound of your voice: I met you at the prison, in the absence of the duke.
 
LUCIO
O, did you so? And do you remember what you said of the duke?
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
Most notedly, sir.
 
LUCIO
Do you so, sir? And was the duke a fleshmonger, a fool, and a coward, as you then reported him to be?
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
You must (sir) change persons with me, ere you make that my report: you, indeed, spoke so of him; and much more, much worse.
 
LUCIO
O thou damnable fellow! Did not I pluck thee by the nose for thy speeches?
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
I protest I love the duke as I love myself.
 
ANGELO
Hark, how the villain would close now, after his treasonable abuses!
 
ESCALUS
Such a fellow is not to be talked withal. Away with him to prison! Where is the provost? Away with him to prison! lay bolts enough upon him: let him speak no more. Away with those giglots too, and with the other confederate companion!
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
Stay, sir; stay awhile.
 
ANGELO
What, resists he? Help him, Lucio.
 
LUCIO
Come sir, come sir, come sir, foh sir, why you bald-pated lying rascal: you must be hooded must you? Show your knave's visage with a pox to you: show your sheep-biting face, and be hanged an hour: will it not off?
 
[Pulls off the friar's hood, and discovers DUKE VINCENTIO]
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
        ,              ,       ,                 ,         ,
      Thou art | the first | knave, that | ere madst | a duke.
        T    T   T       2     ,           ,        ,
      First provost,| let me bail | these gen|tle three:
        ,           ,     ,      2       ,           ,
      Sneak not | away | sir, for the | friar,| and you,
             ,        ,      ,           ,        ,
      Must have | a word | anon:| lay* hold | on him.
 
LUCIO
        T   T    T       ,            ,       oo
310   This may prove | worse than | hanging.|
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
            ,           ,        ,        ,          ,
      What you | have spoke,| I par|don: sit | you down,
             ,        ,         ,     ,               ,
      We'll bor|row place | of him;| sir, by | your leave:
             ,         ,        ,        ,     ,
      Hast thou | or word,| or wit,| or im|pudence,
            ,         ,         ,        ,          ,
      That yet | can do | thee of|fice? If | thou hast
         ,     ,          ,         ,         ,
315   Rely | upon | it, till | my tale | be heard,
            ,        ,       ,
      And hold | no lon|ger out.
 
ANGELO
       ,        ___     __
      Oh, my | dread | lord,   (tri with prev)
           ,          ,         ,         ,      ,
      I should | be guil|tier than | my guil|tiness,
           ,        ,        ,     ,     ,
      To think | I can | be un|discer|nible,
           ,        ,            ,            x         ,
320   When I | perceive | your grace,| like power | divine,
              ,       ,        ,         ,             ,
      Hath looked | upon | my pas|ses. Then | good* prince,
          ,       ,         ,      ,         ,
      No lon|ger ses|sion hold | upon | my shame,
           ,         x      ,         ,        ,
      But let | my trial,| be mine | own con|fession:
         ,   2    ,          ,         ,         ,
      Imme|diate sen|tence then,| and se|quent death,
          ,          ,        ,
325   Is all | the grace | I beg.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                                       ,       ,    ,   ->
                                 Come hi|ther Ma||ria|na,
       ,     ,         T   T   T     ,        ,         ,    ->
      Say:| was it | thou ere con||tracted | to this | woman?
 
ANGELO
         ,         ,
      I was | my lord.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
           ,          ,          ,    2     ,       ,
      Go take | her hence,| and mar|ry her in|stantly.
       ,            ,        ,        ,      ,
330   Do you | the of|fice (fr|iar) which | consummate,
          ,          ,       ,     ,     2       ,
      Return | him here | again:| go with him | provost.
 
[Exeunt ANGELO, MARIANA, FRIAR PETER and Provost]
 
ESCALUS
           ,     2     ,       ,         ,        ,      2->
      My lord,| I am more | amazed | at his | disho||nor,
            ,          ,           x
      Than at | the strange|ness of it.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                                               ,      ,     ,  ->
                                        Come* hi|ther I||sabel,
            ,    2    ,            ,        ,          , ->
335   Your fri|ar is now | your prince:| as I || was then
       ,     ,            ,   2     ,      ,       ->
      Adver|tising,| and ho|ly to your || business,
             ,         ,           ,     3 3       ,
      (Not chan|ging heart | with ha|bit) I am still,
         ,         ,         ,      2
      Attor|neyed at | your ser|vice.
 
ISABELLA
                                          ,        ,      2->
                                     Oh give | me par||don
           ,         ,         ,         ,            ,
340   That I,| your vas|sal, have | employed,| and pained
            ,   ,     ,
      Your un|known sove/reignty.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
         2     ,        ,    ,
      You are par|doned I|sabel:  (tri with prev)
           ,            ,     ,            ,        ,
      And now,| dear* maid,| be you | as free | to us.
            ,           ,         ,      ,              ,
      Your bro|ther's death | I know | sits at | your heart:
           ,         ,        ,     2     ,         ,
345   And you | may mar|vel, why | I obscured | myself,
       ,   2          ,          ,       2       ,     ,
      Laboring | to save | his life:| and would not | rather
             ,       ,     ,             ,        x
      Make rash | remon|strance of | my hid|den power,
            ,         ,        ,     .   T    T    T
      Than let | him so | be lost:| oh most kind maid,
          ,          ,        ,    ,     2      ,
      It was | the swift | cele|rity | of his death,
            ,         ,           ,        ,          ,
350   Which I | did think,| with slo|wer foot | came^on,
              ,          ,         ,      ,          ,
      That brained | my pur|pose: but | peace be | with him,
             ,        ,        ,          ,         ,
      That life | is bet|ter life | past^fea|ring death,
             ,            ,          ,      ,    2        ,
      Than that | which lives | to fear:| make it your | comfort,
          ,      ,         ,       2
      So hap|py is | your bro|ther.
 
ISABELLA
                                       ,        ,
355                                 I do | my lord.
 
[Re-enter ANGELO, MARIANA, FRIAR PETER, and PROVOST]
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                  ,   ,        ,        ,          ,
      For this / new-mar|ried man,| approa|ching here,
              ,      ,    ,       ,            ,
      Whose salt | ima|gina|tion yet | hath wronged
             ,      ,       ,       ,            x
      Your well-|defen|ded ho|nor: you | must pardon
         3  3 ,        ,         ,     2     ,           ,       3->
      For Maria|na's sake:| but as | he adjudged | your bro||ther
        3    ,     ,        ,       ,   ,      2->
360   Being cri|minal,| in dou|ble vi|ola||tion
          ,        ,     ,      2    ,          ,
      Of sa|cred chas|tity,| and of pro|mise-breach,
            ,      ,        ,          ,           ,
      Thereon | depen|dent for | your bro|ther's life,
           ,     ,                ,    ,    ,
      The ve|ry me|rcy of the // law cries out
            ,    ,    ,        ,         ,         __
      Most au|dible,| even | from his | proper | tongue,
          ,    ,         ,    ,     ,          ___
365   An An|gelo | for Clau|dio,| death for | death:
        T     T     T      ,           ,         ,         ,
      Haste still pays | haste, and | leisure,| answers | leisure;
        T    T    T      ,          ,          ,          ,
      Like doth quit | like, and | measure | still for | measure:  (these four are hex)
            ,    ,          ,            ,       ,
      Then An|gelo,| thy fault's | thus^ma|nifested;
        ,          2          ,        ,       ,          ,
      Which though* thou | wouldst de|ny, de|nies thee | vantage.
          ,        ,      ,            ,      ,
370   We do | condemn | thee to | the ve|ry block
              ,   2     ,           ,                  ,    ,
      Where Clau|dio stooped | to death,| and with / like haste.
        ,          ,
      Away | with him.
 
MARIANA
                      ,            ,          ,
                      O my | most gra|cious lord,
          ,          ,          ,     ,     2     ,
      I hope | you will | not mock | me with a | husband?
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
       ,   2        ,           ,           ,       ,
375   It is your | husband | mocked you | with a | husband,
          ,        ,         ,    ,     2        ,
      Consen|ting to | the safe|guard of your | honor,
           ,            ,         ,          ,    ,       ->
      I thought | your mar|riage fit:| else^im|puta||tion,
       ,        2     ,           ,          ,            ,
      For | that he knew | you, might | reproach | your life,
            ,            ,         ,     ,     2     ,
      And choke | your good | to come:| for his pos|sessions,
           ,         ,      ,        ,          ,
380   Although | by con|fisca|tion they | are ours,
          ,       ,          ,      ,        ,
      We do | instate,| and wi|dow you | withal,
          ,       2   ,       ,
      To buy | you a bet|ter hus|band.
 
MARIANA
                                       ,     2        ,
                                       O | my dear* lord,
          ,        ,        ,        ,       ,
      I crave | no o|ther, nor | no bet|ter man.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
       ,        ,          ,          ,     ,
385   Never | crave him,| we are | defi|nitive.
 
MARIANA
       ,    2       ,
      Gentle my | liege.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                                ,         ,          ,
                         You | do but | lose your | labor.
        ,          ,         ,          ,        ,
      Away | with him | to death:| now sir,| to you.
 
MARIANA
       ,              ,          ,   2      ,         ,
      Oh my | good* lord,| Sweet^I|sabel, take | my part,
        ,              ,          ,         ,         ,
390   Lend me | your knees,| and all | my life | to come,
             ,         ,         ,        ,        ,       2->
      I'll lend | you all | my life | to do | you ser||vice.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
          ,      T    T    T        ,     ,         ->
      Against | all sense you | do im|portune || her,
         ,           ,       ,         ,        2       ,
      Should | she kneel | down, in | mercy | of this fact,
           ,           ,          ,      ,            ,
      Her bro|ther's ghost,| his pa|ved bed | would break,
            ,          ,         ,
395   And take | her hence | in hor|ror.
 
MARIANA
                                         ,    ,
                                         I|sabel:
            ,    ,        ,          ,         ,
      Sweet^I|sabel,| do yet | but kneel | by me,
        ,    2         ,           ,          T    T    T
      Hold up your | hands, say | nothing:| I'll speak all.
        T   T    T     ,         ,          2      ,
      They say best | men are | molded | out of faults,
           ,          ,        ,           ,         ,      2->
400   And for | the most,| become | much^more | the bet||ter
           ,    2   ,       ,        ,        ,       ->
      For be|ing a lit|tle bad:| so may | my hus||band.
      ,   ,  2       ,              ,        ,
      O | Isabel:| will you | not lend | a knee?
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
           ,          ,    2     ,
      He dies | for Clau|dio's death.
 
ISABELLA
                                            ,    2    ,
                                     Most^boun|teous sir.
        ,             ,           ,         ,          ,
405   Look if | it please | you, on | this man | condemned,
          ,       ,         ,         ,       ,
      As if | my bro|ther lived:| I part|ly think,
         ,        ,    ,    ,               ,
      A due | since|rity | governed | his deeds,
        ,             ,        ,     ,            ,
      Till he | did look | on me:| since it | is so,
       ,             ,        ,        ,         ,       ->
      Let him | not die:| My bro|ther had | but jus||tice,
       ,       2    ,          ,           ,          ,
410   In | that he did | the thing | for which | he died.
           ,    ,        ,         ,         ,         ,      ,
      For An|gelo,| his act | did not | oretake | his bad intent,  ????
            ,        ,       ,        ,       ,
      And must | be bu|ried but | as an | intent
            ,         ,        ,       ,        2      ,
      That per|ished by | the way:| thoughts are no | subjects
          ,           ,         ,
      Intents,| but mere|ly thoughts.
 
MARIANA
                                       ,           ,
415                                  Merely | my lord.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
              ,        ,    2  ,           ,      ,
      Your suit's | unpro|fitable:| stand^up | I say:
          ,         ,          ,     ,        ,
      I have | bethought | me of | ano|ther fault.
       T   T    T        x     ,   2           ,      ->
      Provost, how | came it Clau/dio was | behea||ded
       ,     2  ,   2    ,
      At | an unu|sual hour?
 
PROVOST
                              ,           ,        , ->
420                          It was | comman||ded so.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
       ,     2     ,         ,           2      ,
      Had you a | special | warrant | for the deed?
 
PROVOST
       ,              ,     ,    2      ,         ,
      No my | good* lord:| it was by | private | message.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
            ,        ,         ,      ,    2        ,
      For which | I do | discharge | you of your | office,
        ,              ,
      Give up | your keys.
 
PROVOST
                           ,            ,       ,
425                       Pardon | me, no|ble lord,
           ,          ,        ,           ,        ,
      I thought | it was | a fault,| but knew | it not,
           ,        ,        ,       ,        ,
      Yet did | repent | me af|ter more | advice,
           ,     ,   2      ,    ,    2       ,
      For tes|timo|ny whereof,| one in the | prison
              ,         ,        ,       ,           ,
      That should | by pri|vate or|der else | have died,
       3    3     ,       T
430   I have reserved | alive.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                                 T    T
                              What's he?
 
PROVOST
            ,        ,       ,
      His name | is Bar|nardine.  (tri with prev)
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
          ,                    ,   ,        ,    ,
      I would | thou hadst / done so | by Clau|dio:
           ,          ,        ,         ,        x
      Go fetch | him hi|ther, let | me look | upon him.
 
[Exit Provost]
 
ESCALUS
       2    ,       ,         ,        ,         ,
435   I am sor|ry, one | so lear|ned, and | so wise
          ,          ,    ,          ,          ,
      As you,| Lord^An|gelo,| have still | appeared,
               ,         ,         ,      2      ,         ,
      Should slip | so gross|ly, both | in the heat | of blood
            ,        ,         ,         ,      ,
      And lack | of tem|pered jud|gment af|terward.
 
ANGELO
       2    ,        ,          ,      ,        ,
      I am sor|ry, that | such sor|row I | procure,
       ,         ,     ,                 ,   2      ,
440   And so | deep sticks / it in | my pen|itent heart,
          2    ,       T     T   T       ,         ,      ->
      That I crave | death more wil|lingly | than mer||cy,
        ,      2   ,         ,       ,          x
      'Tis | my deser|ving, and | I do | entreat it.
 
[Re-enter PROVOST, with BARNARDINE, CLAUDIO muffled, and JULIET]
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
        ,              ,       ,
      Which is | that Bar|nardine?
 
PROVOST
                                     ,        __
                                   This my | lord.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
        ,            ,       ,        ,         ,
445   There was | a fri|ar told | me of | this man.
       ,           2      ,         ,        ,         ,
      Sirrah,| thou art said | to have | a stub|born soul
            ,      ,         ,         ,           ,
      That ap|prehends | no fur|ther than | this world,
             ,            ,       ,           ,            ,
      And squarst | thy life | accor|ding: thou'rt | condemned,
       ,                ,         ,         ,          ,
      But for | those earth|ly faults,| I quit | them all,
            ,           ,          ,      ,        ,
450   And pray | thee take | this mer|cy to | provide
           ,        ,          ,     ,   2     ,
      For bet|ter times | to come:| friar ad|vise him,
          ,        3  3       ,          ,        ,          ,
      I leave | him to your hand.| What muf|fled fel|low's that?
 
PROVOST
        ,         ,       ,    2     ,        ,
      This is | ano|ther pri|soner that | I saved,
             ,            ,           ,   2    ,          ,
      Who should | have died | when Clau|dio lost | his head,
           ,        ,         ,   2    ,        ,
455   As like | almost | to Clau|dio, as | himself.
 
[Unmuffles CLAUDIO]
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
          ,        ,          ,               ,    ,
      If he | be like | your bro|ther, for / his sake
       ,       ,                     ,    ,       ,
      Is he | pardoned,| and for / your love|ly sake
        ,              ,         ,          ,         ,
      Give me | your hand,| and say | you will | be mine,
        3  3    ,        ,         ,        ,          ,
      He is my bro|ther too:| but fit|ter time | for that:
           ,          ,    ,         ,            ,
460   By this | Lord^An|gelo | perceives | he's safe,
           ,        ,        ,     2    ,        ,
      Methinks | I see | a quick|ening in | his eye:
            ,    ,        ,       ,           ,
      Well^An|gelo,| your e|vil quits | you well.
        ,      2        ,           ,           T      T     T
      Look that you | love your | wife: her | worth, worth yours.
          ,        ,       ,        ,       ,
      I find | an apt | remis|sion in | myself:
           ,            ,         ,        ,       ,      ->
465   And yet | here's^one | in place | I can|not par||don,
       ,     ,              ,      3   3    ,       ,       ->
      You | sirrah,| that knew | me for a fool,| a cow||ard,
       ,     ,        ,  2        ,       ,        ->
      One | all of | luxury,| an ass,| a mad||man*:
        ,        ,       ,        ,         ,
      Where|in have | I so | deserved | of you
            ,       ,         ,
      That you | extol | me thus?
 
LUCIO
                                    ,         __
470                               Faith my | lord,
          ,         ,       ,        ,         ,
      I spoke | it but | accor|ding to | the trick:
       ,              ,        ,              ,    ,
      If you | will hang | me for | it you / may: but
       2     ,       ,            ,        2    ,           ,
      I had ra|ther it | would please | you I might | be whipped.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
         T      T     T          ,       ,
      Whipped first, sir,| and hanged | after.
           ,          ,   __      ,       ,         ,
475   Proclaim || it pro|vost | round a|bout the | city,
         ,     ,        ,        2       ,     ,
      Is a|ny wo|man wronged | by this lewd | fellow,
          ,          ,           ,          ,             ,
      (As I | have heard | him swear | himself | there's^one
        ,          ,           ,      ,            ,
      Whom he | begot | with child)| let her | appear,
           ,          ,      ,         ,        ,         ->
      And he | shall mar|ry her:| the nup|tial fi||nished,
       ,     T   T    T             ,     oo
480   Let | him be whipped | and hanged.|
 
LUCIO
I beseech your highness do not marry me to a whore: your highness said even now, I made you a duke, good my lord, do not recompense me, in making me a cuckold.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
        ,          ,       ,           ,      ,
      Upon | mine ho|nor thou | shalt mar|ry her.
            ,       ,        ,          ,        ,
      Thy slan|ders I | forgive,| and there|withal
         ,        ,       ,           ,       2      x
      Remit | thy o|ther for|feits: Take | him to prison,
           ,          ,         ,      ,   ,     ->
      And see | our plea|sure here|in ex|ecu||ted.
 
LUCIO
       ,     3  3    ,         ,         ,      2     ,
485   Mar||rying a punk,| my lord,| is pres|sing to death,
        ,              ,
      Whipping | and hang|ing.
 
DUKE VINCENTIO
                                ,    3   3     ,             x
                              Slan|dering a prince | deserves it.
       ,    ,   2                ,        ,            ,
      She Clau/dio that | you wronged,| look you | restore.
       ,    2        2 ,       ,         ,    ,
      Joy to you | Maria|na, love | her An|gelo:
      ,     2       ,          ,        ,         ,
490   I have con|fessed her,| and I | know her | virtue,
         T     T     T      ,  2        2      ,      ,
      Thanks good friend | Escalus,| for thy much | goodness,
                ,        ,                ,   ,      ,
      There's more | behind | that is / more gra|tulate.
         T    T   T       2      ,         ,     ,
      Thanks provost | for thy care,| and se|crecy,
       ,             ,      ,          ,    2     ,
      We shall | employ | thee in | a wor|thier place.
           ,         ,    ,           ,            ,
495   Forgive | him An|gelo,| that brought | you home
            ,        ,     ,          ,     ,
      The head | of Ra|gozine | for Clau|dio's,
         2    ,      ,            ,         ,    ,
      The offense | pardons | itself.| Dear^I|sabel,
          ,       ,        ,        ,            ,
      I have | a mo|tion much | imports | your good,
            ,         ,        ,        ,        ,
      Whereto | if you'll | a wil|ling ear | incline;
               ,         ,           ,         ,          ,
500   What's mine | is yours,| and what | is yours | is mine.
           ,         ,        ,         ,             ,
      So bring | us to | our pal|ace, where | we'll show
              ,        ,             ,         ,             ,
      What's yet | behind,| that's meet | you all | should know.

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