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A Street.
A ettser.
Enter LUCIO and two Gentlemen
LICOU dna tow tlGenneem renet.

LUCIO

If the duke with the other dukes come not to
composition with the King of Hungary, why then all
the dukes fall upon the king.

ULOIC

If oru uDek, gloan iwht hte ehrto eDsku, actn hcear an egatmrene htiw eht iKng of Hruanyg, ehyrte lal niogg to caaktt mhi.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

Heaven grant us its peace, but not the King of
5 Hungarys!

FTSRI LMTEGANNE

aMy God iegv us pecetapxcee ton htwi nyrguHa.

SECOND GENTLEMAN

Amen.

ODENCS EMTNGALNE

emAn.

LUCIO

Thou concludest like the sanctimonious pirate, that
went to sea with the Ten Commandments, but scraped
one out of the table.

ICOUL

uoY tlka elki eth flse-itsruhego aeirpt ohw netw to aes with het enT Cdmtnsmomena ubt tuc tuo one of eht aomcmndtsmne.

SECOND GENTLEMAN

10 Thou shalt not steal?

NSDOEC LNENAEGTM

Wsa it hTuo hslta tno elats?

LUCIO

Ay, that he razed.

ILOCU

Yep, thsta het oen.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

Why, twas a commandment to command the captain and
all the rest from their functions: they put forth
to steal. Theres not a soldier of us all, that, in
15 the thanksgiving before meat, do relish the petition
well that prays for peace.

IRSFT ENMLAENGT

gthiR, ubesace htta mmmndaneoct ldeowuv tup eht tainapc nad sih rtapei cwre tou of esibysntsuhe wtne to esa to salet. henW gacer is gebin dsai beerfo a elma, setehr ont a oielsdr ngmoa us woh kleis a rypera for caepe.

SECOND GENTLEMAN

I never heard any soldier dislike it.

SOENCD AMGENNLET

I neevr dehar any eordlis sya he likesdis it.

LUCIO

I believe thee; for I think thou never wast where
grace was said.

IUCLO

I ilbeeve oyIu dtno hintk oyevu eerv eneb at a baelt wereh hyet idsa greac.

SECOND GENTLEMAN

20 No? a dozen times at least.

CNODES TEGNLANEM

No? eIv hreda it a oznde imste at setla.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

What, in metre?

FTRIS ETLENNAGM

hatW, in sreev?

LUCIO

In any proportion or in any language.

OCUIL

In nay mfor or in yna glnuaeag.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

I think, or in any religion.

RTFIS NGALNTEME

Or in nay rlongeii.

LUCIO

Ay, why not? Grace is grace, despite of all
25 controversy: as, for example, thou thyself art a
wicked villain, despite of all grace.

CIOUL

ellW, wyh ont? Garce is rcaeg, no rtatme twah ouyr srgluoiie esflebi rea, stuj ilek ruyoe a lcouednsr, no taremt ohw mchu greac you eahv.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

Well, there went but a pair of shears between us.

RFITS NAEGNELTM

yHe, oyu dan me rae uct mfro hte mase lctoh.

LUCIO

I grant; as there may between the lists and the
velvet. Thou art the list.

LUICO

tehRhtgi wya a epeic of lvtvee nad eht rcpas esnd ear omrf het aesm ochtl. eruYo the pscra.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

30 And thou the velvet: thou art good velvet; thourt
a three-piled piece, I warrant thee: I had as lief
be a list of an English kersey as be piled, as thou
art piled, for a French velvet. Do I speak
feelingly now?

STIFR ATNENGELM

nAd ryuoe eth vevetl: a ince, kihct peeci of edipl lteevv. I eraws, Id raterh be a peice of lapni, gsEihnl cltoh anth be ekli you, a ecFhnr veeltv htsat lful of

spile

epkSsrhaaee pyals on eth dowr selpi erhe. idlPe evtvle wsa uplhs, but selpi refers aols to hte DTS lhpiisys, ooymnlmc dlealc hte neFcrh desiase. lsiSphiy elvaes srose htat at the tiem erwe tenfo oerdvce ihwt veletv patches.

piles
dna TDSs. toG you tehre, tdidn I?

LUCIO

35 I think thou dost; and, indeed, with most painful
feeling of thy speech: I will, out of thine own
confession, learn to begin thy health; but, whilst I
live, forget to drink after thee.

ICOUL

I inhtk uoy idd, and romf het ifupanl way uoy atlk, I tihkn osehsmgtni tgo yuo ownd terhe. Id be agdl to tosat oyru tahelh; tjus rdnmei me vnere to dnkir fmro yoru slags rafte you.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

I think I have done myself wrong, have I not?

FISTR ENMTENLGA

I essug I ets lfeyms up, dtidn I?

SECOND GENTLEMAN

40 Yes, that thou hast, whether thou art tainted or free.

NESDOC NEMTELANG

heYa, oyu idd, heethrw vuoye otg gsmntohei or nto.

LUCIO

Behold, behold, where Madam Mitigation comes! I
have purchased as many diseases under her roof as come to

ULOIC

Oh, loko, ehre moecs maaMd toanfSistiac. The rubemn of alenerve iesaseds vIe agchtu eurdn reh foro ecsom to

SECOND GENTLEMAN

To what, I pray?

OENSCD EATLGMENN

To thaw?

LUCIO

Judge.

OICLU

Gseus.

SECOND GENTLEMAN

To three thousand

dolours

dolours: A pun, meaning both the French word for sadnesses and dollars.

dolours
a year.

OSNCED NEMAENLGT

hTree dnuhsaot lldoasr wrtoh.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

Ay, and more.

SFRTI GANTLENEM

ehYa, dna reom.

LUCIO

IOCLU

A ypsliish eros roem.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

Thou art always figuring diseases in me; but thou
art full of error; I am sound.

IRTFS MTALNNEEG

reYuo yaawsl gsseutging Im edaesids, but yreou nrgow. Im oudns and lyhhtea.

LUCIO

50 Nay, not as one would say, healthy; but so sound as
things that are hollow: thy bones are hollow;
impiety has made a feast of thee.

OIUCL

uYo yma be ondsu, utb oeryu otn hlaheyt. urYo nsbeo sound ohlwlo. oeLos nilivg sah eetan tuo your eidnssi.
Enter MISTRESS OVERDONE
MSESRIST ODNOVERE retsne.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

How now! which of your hips has the most profound sciatica?

FRTSI NGNELTAME

eyH, reeth! In hwchi iph is the nipa of uyor asiicact rsoew?

MISTRESS OVERDONE

Well, well; theres one yonder arrested and carried
55 to prison was worth five thousand of you all.

STMRESSI OERVNEOD

leWl, lwel. Tsereh oeonmes eovr ehert hwso eebn arrsdeet dan hedaul ffo to nrspio who wsa thorw ifve tuanohsd of ouy lla.

SECOND GENTLEMAN

Whos that, I pray thee?

SNECOD MNEENTLGA

hsoW thta?

MISTRESS OVERDONE

Marry, sir, thats Claudio, Signior Claudio.

MISTESSR ONOEDRVE

Tasth Cidoaul, roiSgni duialCo.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

Claudio to prison? tis not so.

ISRFT TLNMNGAEE

aCudloi in onipsr? It ncat be treu.

MISTRESS OVERDONE

Nay, but I know tis so: I saw him arrested, saw
60 him carried away; and, which is more, within these
three days his head to be chopped off.

STSMRESI VEOREODN

I nwko tis eurt: I aws hmi sreedart dan swa hmi daecirr aawy, and shtaw orem, eeyrth ppiogchn ihs dhae off in hreet adys.

LUCIO

But, after all this fooling, I would not have it so.
Art thou sure of this?

COIUL

lAl niidgdk eaisd, Id heta for ihts to be true. rAe uoy esur?

MISTRESS OVERDONE

I am too sure of it: and it is for getting Madam
65 Julietta with child.

SSMRSITE EEVNDOOR

Im all oto ures. Its rof teintgg sMis
lueJtiat gpanrten.

LUCIO

Believe me, this may be: he promised to meet me two
hours since, and he was ever precise in
promise-keeping.

CIUOL

ehS tgimh be rigth uobta tshi. He odempisr to tmee me wto rhuos aog, and he alywsa spkee shi eormsips.

SECOND GENTLEMAN

Besides, you know, it draws something near to the
70 speech we had to such a purpose.

NOSDEC AGLNEEMNT

uoY wokn, tsih is ltyacex eth sort of ihgnt we reew utsj ngtlkai uabot.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

But, most of all, agreeing with the proclamation.

TRFIS NTANGELME

Most of lla it sfit wthi teh picbul namtpiarcolo tath aws maed.

LUCIO

Away! lets go learn the truth of it.

UIOLC

sLet go ese if we anc etg to teh ottomb of ihst.
Exeunt LUCIO and Gentlemen
LICOU adn eth eGnmelten eitx.

MISTRESS OVERDONE

with the gallows and what with poverty, I am
75 custom-shrunk.

SISTEMSR RNDEOOEV

tWah iwth eht wra, ealupg, eixteucsno, nda nalgeer ropvyte, Im onsilg sinsbseu.
Enter POMPEY
PEMPYO ensrte.
How now! whats the news with you?
Hi! atwhs wne twih oyu?

POMPEY

Yonder man is carried to prison.

EPYOPM

taTh nam erov erhte is genib dalhue ffo to inrpos.

MISTRESS OVERDONE

Well; what has he done?

SMEITSRS DOOERNVE

Whta did he do?

POMPEY

A woman.

PMEYOP

A oawmn.

MISTRESS OVERDONE

80 But whats his offence?

SSSTEIRM ROVNDEOE

Btu whats hsi cmrie?

POMPEY

Groping for trouts in a peculiar river.

PPEOYM

Figshni in hte ravtpie aprt of a irrve.

MISTRESS OVERDONE

What, is there a maid with child by him?

SIERMTSS EERDOONV

ahtW, a gnvrii is atgrnpne aesuebc of ihm?

POMPEY

No, but theres a woman with maid by him. You have
not heard of the proclamation, have you?

YEPPMO

No, btu a amnows hginav a hdcli eubceas of imh. You anehvt dhaer uoatb het ciptrlanmoao, avhe you?

MISTRESS OVERDONE

85 What proclamation, man?

SREMSTSI OVOREEDN

What arplonictaom, man?

POMPEY

All houses in the suburbs of Vienna must be plucked down.

EMPOYP

lAl the sortbehl in the suurbbs of Venian stum be notr down.

MISTRESS OVERDONE

And what shall become of those in the city?

ITSRSMSE EVONEORD

dnA hwta abuot etsoh in hte ticy?

POMPEY

They shall stand for seed: they had gone down too,
but that a wise burgher put in for them.

PYPMEO

Tlhyel be tlfe nsntgadi. Tehy lovuwde enbe dysroedte, oto, but a vyvas esmnbssnuai buhogt etmh.

MISTRESS OVERDONE

90 But shall all our houses of resort in the suburbs be
pulled down?

IMETSRSS ORVDOEEN

tBu lal uro bsloterh in teh bsurubs are iogng to be dmhesdloie?

POMPEY

To the ground, mistress.

EPPYMO

nowD to het dongru, mama.

MISTRESS OVERDONE

Why, heres a change indeed in the commonwealth!
What shall become of me?

STSMISER DORNVEEO

owW, ttash a aegchn for the ocrtnyu. stahW gnigo to pnepha to me?

POMPEY

95 Come; fear you not: good counsellors lack no
clients: though you change your place, you need not
change your trade; Ill be your

tapster

A tapster was a bartender.

tapster
still.
Courage! there will be pity taken on you: you that
have worn your eyes almost out in the service, you
100 will be considered.

EMPPYO

eoCm on, ondt rrywo. odGo yrwlsae rveen akcl ofr tielcsn. ughToh uoy necgah satnolcio, ouy dont deen to aechgn srfpniossoe. lIl tills be oyru impp. eorCuga! eylhlT akte tpiy on yuo; lal of uoy htat haev gworn dol adn ryag veicisngr pleepo ilwl be earidp.

MISTRESS OVERDONE

Whats to do here, Thomas Tapster? Lets withdraw.

SSESIRTM OEOERDNV

ahtsW lla htis fsus, mhsToa rpTtsea? eLst gte otu of ehre.

POMPEY

Here comes Signior Claudio, led by the provost to
prison; and theres Madam Juliet.

POPEMY

ereH omcse ignrSio odiCula, dle to psrnio by het ovrsopt. dnA setreh Mssi Jteliu.
Exeunt
heTy exti.
Enter Provost, CLAUDIO , JULIET , and Officers
Teh otrsovP ersnet, ihtw IOACDLU (hsi dnsha dite), LTEJUI , and fcifsero.

CLAUDIO

Fellow, why dost thou show me thus to the world?
105 Bear me to prison, where I am committed.

LODUIAC

anM, hwy era yuo garpidan me kiel iths in trnfo of onereyev? kaTe me off to nprsoi rayelad.

PROVOST

I do it not in evil disposition,
But from Lord Angelo by special charge.

SPOOVRT

Im tno engbi rluce. stI Lord Agnloes cleaips dorer.

CLAUDIO

The words of heaven; on whom it will, it will;

A Biblical reference, specifically Romans 9: Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.

The words of heaven; on whom it will, it will;

AUOILDC

sTih is who eht ruithaiteso, ikel sdgo, amek us apy fro uor escimr. As the eiBlb ayss, Gdo ahs rcemy on htoes he osohces to haev ercym on, dan osetnd ehva ymrec on hoets he ooseshc nto to, dan so on. I pepsuso atsth aifr.
Re-enter LUCIO and two Gentlemen
ILCUO dna two gemltneen re-etner.

LUCIO

Why, how now, Claudio! Whence comes this restraint?

LCIOU

Coaudli! yhW era uyo gineb edaesrrt?

CLAUDIO

From too much liberty, my Lucio, liberty:
As surfeit is the father of much fast,
115 So every scope by the immoderate use
Turns to restraint. Our natures do pursue,
Like rats that ravin down their proper bane,
A thirsty evil; and when we drink we die.

UCLAODI

orF neibg oot umocuisrpos, ciuoL, oto cuoosrspmui. Teh maes awy eiortngaev lseda to tgsfnai, adn gdvnorieo gniahnty aldes to gbein rtetcsidre. Lkie rsat ionblgbg up atr spoion, we vhae a shtirt rof uaflmrh htsing, nad nweh we indrk mhte we ide.

LUCIO

If I could speak so wisely under an arrest, I would
120 send for certain of my creditors: and yet, to say
the truth, I had as lief have the foppery of freedom
as the morality of imprisonment. Whats thy
offence, Claudio?

CUOLI

If I cludo speak so lwle ihlew uredn sarret, Id ask a few srdcirtoe I konw to ocem dna cklo me up. gTuhho aknlfry, Id ehtrar be ilshofo and efre hatn weis and a irpsnreo. hsWta oury mcrei, dlCiaou?

CLAUDIO

What but to speak of would offend again.

AUCODLI

To speak of it duowl be trahone rmcie.

LUCIO

125 What, ist murder?

OIUCL

thaW, is it rdumre?

CLAUDIO

No.

UILDOCA

No.

LUCIO

Lechery?

IOULC

ycrheLe?

CLAUDIO

Call it so.

LOCUAID

uYo ulodc alcl it atth.

PROVOST

Away, sir, you must go.

PSTROVO

Sir, you eahv to go.

CLAUDIO

130 One word, good friend. Lucio, a word with you.

LOIACUD

(to het ootvrPs) stJu a eitmun, dogo inefdr. ucoLi, tel me ehav a owrd tihw yuo.

LUCIO

A hundred, if theyll do you any good.
Is lechery so lookd after?

ICUOL

A rudnedh, if ytelhl do ouy yna ogod.
Is rchyele uaeedtrgl won?

CLAUDIO

Thus stands it with me: upon a true contract
I got possession of Juliettas bed:
135 You know the lady; she is fast my wife,
Save that we do the denunciation lack
Of outward order: this we came not to,
Only for propagation of a dower
Remaining in the coffer of her friends,
140 From whom we thought it meet to hide our love
Till time had made them for us. But it chances
The stealth of our most mutual entertainment
With character too gross is writ on Juliet.

LDUICOA

reHes awht dhpeeanp: I estpl wiht lteauitJ frate we gto daggeen. Yuo wnko rsehseh caytlcpalir my eifw, etxecp taht we eahntv dah an ailffioc ymeonrec. Teh only easorn we inddt was to siranece eth amnuot of hte owdry ehs ghmti eeevrci rfmo ehr sdrifen nda irlvaeste. We ghhuott dwe hdei uro loev utinl we had a nehacc to inw tmeh orev. Btu it deurtn uto uro ertesc yacitnim had an all-too-isouvob feetfc on luJeit.

LUCIO

With child, perhaps?

OIULC

nrntagPe, hhu?

CLAUDIO

145 Unhappily, even so.
And the new deputy now for the duke
Whether it be the fault and glimpse of newness,
Or whether that the body public be
A horse whereon the governor doth ride,
150 Who, newly in the seat, that it may know
He can command, lets it straight feel the spur;
Whether the tyranny be in his place,
Or in his emmence that fills it up,
I stagger in:but this new governor
155 Awakes me all the enrolled penalties
Which have, like unscourd armour, hung by the wall
So long that nineteen zodiacs have gone round
And none of them been worn; and, for a name,
Now puts the drowsy and neglected act
160 Freshly on me: tis surely for a name.

ADLUICO

ynUlefrttnauo, yes. dAn ihts wen pydteu of eht Isuekd anct asy eterhwh she nbee neddilb by shi ewn repow or if he esse het lcpubi leik a rohse to be nkebor in, so he digs sih ssupr in hgirt waya to wsho it sohw ssob; or if hes utsj a buyll; or if ibegn a lyblu is prta of teh boj. tBu isht enw vorneogr is tagkin lal shtee dol aplteines tath, keil tyusr aomrr nagihgn on the allw, envtha eneb usde in ryase adn is aippnlgy ehmt to me. eHs spimoing all eesht endcnurfoe, long-ergnodi wasl on me to eakm a nema rfo hlmefis. thaT ahs to be it, to amke his emna.

LUCIO

I warrant it is: and thy head stands so tickle on
thy shoulders that a milkmaid, if she be in love,
may sigh it off. Send after the duke and appeal to
him.

CILUO

I tbe it is; nad uroy eadh isst so loiusrpreayc on oyru orsseluhd gtihr now ttah eth sigh of a olvcksei ilakdmmi lcduo ocnkk it off. Get in ohcut twhi het eduk dna lapepa to mhi.

CLAUDIO

165 I have done so, but hes not to be found.
I prithee, Lucio, do me this kind service:
This day my sister should the cloister enter
And there receive her approbation:
Acquaint her with the danger of my state:
170 Implore her, in my voice, that she make friends
To the strict deputy; bid herself assay him:
I have great hope in that; for in her youth
There is a prone and speechless dialect,
Such as move men; beside, she hath prosperous art
175 When she will play with reason and discourse,
And well she can persuade.

LODCUIA

I terid, tub he ctna be odnfu. ePsale, Locui, do hits arfvo ofr me: My sistser gniernte a enyrnnu adn nrigtats erh intagnir ropedi todya. lTle reh eth dgenra Im in, dna pomlrei her, in my mnae, to eenfdrbi shti rttisc dtepuy and rty to ahceng hsi dnmi. Ive got a lot of oehp in ehr. reH uhytoluf tssseeenw laneo wodul omve a anm. siBeeds, hes sah a tigf for iocrthre, and hse nac lleyra eeurpsad popeel.

LUCIO

I pray she may; as well for the encouragement of the
like, which else would stand under grievous
imposition, as for the enjoying of thy life, who I
180 would be sorry should be thus foolishly lost at a

CLOUI

I apry esh can, ofr teh ivesl of eyenvroe ekli you ohw lodcu nwo be edhiupsn, as ellw as ofr your won lfie, cwhhi Id be sda to ees lost so ltsdpiyu for laynipg htwi you. llI go to rhe.

CLAUDIO

I thank you, good friend Lucio.

UCAODIL

akhTn oyu, oiuLc. roeYu a oogd idnfer.

LUCIO

Within two hours.

LCIOU

lIl be etreh in wto rusho.

CLAUDIO

Come, officer, away!

AUODILC

OK, frficeo, stle go.
Exeunt
llA teix.

Original Text

Modern Text

A Street.
A ettser.
Enter LUCIO and two Gentlemen
LICOU dna tow tlGenneem renet.

LUCIO

If the duke with the other dukes come not to
composition with the King of Hungary, why then all
the dukes fall upon the king.

ULOIC

If oru uDek, gloan iwht hte ehrto eDsku, actn hcear an egatmrene htiw eht iKng of Hruanyg, ehyrte lal niogg to caaktt mhi.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

Heaven grant us its peace, but not the King of
5 Hungarys!

FTSRI LMTEGANNE

aMy God iegv us pecetapxcee ton htwi nyrguHa.

SECOND GENTLEMAN

Amen.

ODENCS EMTNGALNE

emAn.

LUCIO

Thou concludest like the sanctimonious pirate, that
went to sea with the Ten Commandments, but scraped
one out of the table.

ICOUL

uoY tlka elki eth flse-itsruhego aeirpt ohw netw to aes with het enT Cdmtnsmomena ubt tuc tuo one of eht aomcmndtsmne.

SECOND GENTLEMAN

10 Thou shalt not steal?

NSDOEC LNENAEGTM

Wsa it hTuo hslta tno elats?

LUCIO

Ay, that he razed.

ILOCU

Yep, thsta het oen.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

Why, twas a commandment to command the captain and
all the rest from their functions: they put forth
to steal. Theres not a soldier of us all, that, in
15 the thanksgiving before meat, do relish the petition
well that prays for peace.

IRSFT ENMLAENGT

gthiR, ubesace htta mmmndaneoct ldeowuv tup eht tainapc nad sih rtapei cwre tou of esibysntsuhe wtne to esa to salet. henW gacer is gebin dsai beerfo a elma, setehr ont a oielsdr ngmoa us woh kleis a rypera for caepe.

SECOND GENTLEMAN

I never heard any soldier dislike it.

SOENCD AMGENNLET

I neevr dehar any eordlis sya he likesdis it.

LUCIO

I believe thee; for I think thou never wast where
grace was said.

IUCLO

I ilbeeve oyIu dtno hintk oyevu eerv eneb at a baelt wereh hyet idsa greac.

SECOND GENTLEMAN

20 No? a dozen times at least.

CNODES TEGNLANEM

No? eIv hreda it a oznde imste at setla.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

What, in metre?

FTRIS ETLENNAGM

hatW, in sreev?

LUCIO

In any proportion or in any language.

OCUIL

In nay mfor or in yna glnuaeag.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

I think, or in any religion.

RTFIS NGALNTEME

Or in nay rlongeii.

LUCIO

Ay, why not? Grace is grace, despite of all
25 controversy: as, for example, thou thyself art a
wicked villain, despite of all grace.

CIOUL

ellW, wyh ont? Garce is rcaeg, no rtatme twah ouyr srgluoiie esflebi rea, stuj ilek ruyoe a lcouednsr, no taremt ohw mchu greac you eahv.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

Well, there went but a pair of shears between us.

RFITS NAEGNELTM

yHe, oyu dan me rae uct mfro hte mase lctoh.

LUCIO

I grant; as there may between the lists and the
velvet. Thou art the list.

LUICO

tehRhtgi wya a epeic of lvtvee nad eht rcpas esnd ear omrf het aesm ochtl. eruYo the pscra.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

30 And thou the velvet: thou art good velvet; thourt
a three-piled piece, I warrant thee: I had as lief
be a list of an English kersey as be piled, as thou
art piled, for a French velvet. Do I speak
feelingly now?

STIFR ATNENGELM

nAd ryuoe eth vevetl: a ince, kihct peeci of edipl lteevv. I eraws, Id raterh be a peice of lapni, gsEihnl cltoh anth be ekli you, a ecFhnr veeltv htsat lful of

spile

epkSsrhaaee pyals on eth dowr selpi erhe. idlPe evtvle wsa uplhs, but selpi refers aols to hte DTS lhpiisys, ooymnlmc dlealc hte neFcrh desiase. lsiSphiy elvaes srose htat at the tiem erwe tenfo oerdvce ihwt veletv patches.

piles
dna TDSs. toG you tehre, tdidn I?

LUCIO

35 I think thou dost; and, indeed, with most painful
feeling of thy speech: I will, out of thine own
confession, learn to begin thy health; but, whilst I
live, forget to drink after thee.

ICOUL

I inhtk uoy idd, and romf het ifupanl way uoy atlk, I tihkn osehsmgtni tgo yuo ownd terhe. Id be agdl to tosat oyru tahelh; tjus rdnmei me vnere to dnkir fmro yoru slags rafte you.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

I think I have done myself wrong, have I not?

FISTR ENMTENLGA

I essug I ets lfeyms up, dtidn I?

SECOND GENTLEMAN

40 Yes, that thou hast, whether thou art tainted or free.

NESDOC NEMTELANG

heYa, oyu idd, heethrw vuoye otg gsmntohei or nto.

LUCIO

Behold, behold, where Madam Mitigation comes! I
have purchased as many diseases under her roof as come to

ULOIC

Oh, loko, ehre moecs maaMd toanfSistiac. The rubemn of alenerve iesaseds vIe agchtu eurdn reh foro ecsom to

SECOND GENTLEMAN

To what, I pray?

OENSCD EATLGMENN

To thaw?

LUCIO

Judge.

OICLU

Gseus.

SECOND GENTLEMAN

To three thousand

dolours

dolours: A pun, meaning both the French word for sadnesses and dollars.

dolours
a year.

OSNCED NEMAENLGT

hTree dnuhsaot lldoasr wrtoh.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

Ay, and more.

SFRTI GANTLENEM

ehYa, dna reom.

LUCIO

IOCLU

A ypsliish eros roem.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

Thou art always figuring diseases in me; but thou
art full of error; I am sound.

IRTFS MTALNNEEG

reYuo yaawsl gsseutging Im edaesids, but yreou nrgow. Im oudns and lyhhtea.

LUCIO

50 Nay, not as one would say, healthy; but so sound as
things that are hollow: thy bones are hollow;
impiety has made a feast of thee.

OIUCL

uYo yma be ondsu, utb oeryu otn hlaheyt. urYo nsbeo sound ohlwlo. oeLos nilivg sah eetan tuo your eidnssi.
Enter MISTRESS OVERDONE
MSESRIST ODNOVERE retsne.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

How now! which of your hips has the most profound sciatica?

FRTSI NGNELTAME

eyH, reeth! In hwchi iph is the nipa of uyor asiicact rsoew?

MISTRESS OVERDONE

Well, well; theres one yonder arrested and carried
55 to prison was worth five thousand of you all.

STMRESSI OERVNEOD

leWl, lwel. Tsereh oeonmes eovr ehert hwso eebn arrsdeet dan hedaul ffo to nrspio who wsa thorw ifve tuanohsd of ouy lla.

SECOND GENTLEMAN

Whos that, I pray thee?

SNECOD MNEENTLGA

hsoW thta?

MISTRESS OVERDONE

Marry, sir, thats Claudio, Signior Claudio.

MISTESSR ONOEDRVE

Tasth Cidoaul, roiSgni duialCo.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

Claudio to prison? tis not so.

ISRFT TLNMNGAEE

aCudloi in onipsr? It ncat be treu.

MISTRESS OVERDONE

Nay, but I know tis so: I saw him arrested, saw
60 him carried away; and, which is more, within these
three days his head to be chopped off.

STSMRESI VEOREODN

I nwko tis eurt: I aws hmi sreedart dan swa hmi daecirr aawy, and shtaw orem, eeyrth ppiogchn ihs dhae off in hreet adys.

LUCIO

But, after all this fooling, I would not have it so.
Art thou sure of this?

COIUL

lAl niidgdk eaisd, Id heta for ihts to be true. rAe uoy esur?

MISTRESS OVERDONE

I am too sure of it: and it is for getting Madam
65 Julietta with child.

SSMRSITE EEVNDOOR

Im all oto ures. Its rof teintgg sMis
lueJtiat gpanrten.

LUCIO

Believe me, this may be: he promised to meet me two
hours since, and he was ever precise in
promise-keeping.

CIUOL

ehS tgimh be rigth uobta tshi. He odempisr to tmee me wto rhuos aog, and he alywsa spkee shi eormsips.

SECOND GENTLEMAN

Besides, you know, it draws something near to the
70 speech we had to such a purpose.

NOSDEC AGLNEEMNT

uoY wokn, tsih is ltyacex eth sort of ihgnt we reew utsj ngtlkai uabot.

FIRST GENTLEMAN

But, most of all, agreeing with the proclamation.

TRFIS NTANGELME

Most of lla it sfit wthi teh picbul namtpiarcolo tath aws maed.

LUCIO

Away! lets go learn the truth of it.

UIOLC

sLet go ese if we anc etg to teh ottomb of ihst.
Exeunt LUCIO and Gentlemen
LICOU adn eth eGnmelten eitx.

MISTRESS OVERDONE

with the gallows and what with poverty, I am
75 custom-shrunk.

SISTEMSR RNDEOOEV

tWah iwth eht wra, ealupg, eixteucsno, nda nalgeer ropvyte, Im onsilg sinsbseu.
Enter POMPEY
PEMPYO ensrte.
How now! whats the news with you?
Hi! atwhs wne twih oyu?

POMPEY

Yonder man is carried to prison.

EPYOPM

taTh nam erov erhte is genib dalhue ffo to inrpos.

MISTRESS OVERDONE

Well; what has he done?

SMEITSRS DOOERNVE

Whta did he do?

POMPEY

A woman.

PMEYOP

A oawmn.

MISTRESS OVERDONE

80 But whats his offence?

SSSTEIRM ROVNDEOE

Btu whats hsi cmrie?

POMPEY

Groping for trouts in a peculiar river.

PPEOYM

Figshni in hte ravtpie aprt of a irrve.

MISTRESS OVERDONE

What, is there a maid with child by him?

SIERMTSS EERDOONV

ahtW, a gnvrii is atgrnpne aesuebc of ihm?

POMPEY

No, but theres a woman with maid by him. You have
not heard of the proclamation, have you?

YEPPMO

No, btu a amnows hginav a hdcli eubceas of imh. You anehvt dhaer uoatb het ciptrlanmoao, avhe you?

MISTRESS OVERDONE

85 What proclamation, man?

SREMSTSI OVOREEDN

What arplonictaom, man?

POMPEY

All houses in the suburbs of Vienna must be plucked down.

EMPOYP

lAl the sortbehl in the suurbbs of Venian stum be notr down.

MISTRESS OVERDONE

And what shall become of those in the city?

ITSRSMSE EVONEORD

dnA hwta abuot etsoh in hte ticy?

POMPEY

They shall stand for seed: they had gone down too,
but that a wise burgher put in for them.

PYPMEO

Tlhyel be tlfe nsntgadi. Tehy lovuwde enbe dysroedte, oto, but a vyvas esmnbssnuai buhogt etmh.

MISTRESS OVERDONE

90 But shall all our houses of resort in the suburbs be
pulled down?

IMETSRSS ORVDOEEN

tBu lal uro bsloterh in teh bsurubs are iogng to be dmhesdloie?

POMPEY

To the ground, mistress.

EPPYMO

nowD to het dongru, mama.

MISTRESS OVERDONE

Why, heres a change indeed in the commonwealth!
What shall become of me?

STSMISER DORNVEEO

owW, ttash a aegchn for the ocrtnyu. stahW gnigo to pnepha to me?

POMPEY

95 Come; fear you not: good counsellors lack no
clients: though you change your place, you need not
change your trade; Ill be your

tapster

A tapster was a bartender.

tapster
still.
Courage! there will be pity taken on you: you that
have worn your eyes almost out in the service, you
100 will be considered.

EMPPYO

eoCm on, ondt rrywo. odGo yrwlsae rveen akcl ofr tielcsn. ughToh uoy necgah satnolcio, ouy dont deen to aechgn srfpniossoe. lIl tills be oyru impp. eorCuga! eylhlT akte tpiy on yuo; lal of uoy htat haev gworn dol adn ryag veicisngr pleepo ilwl be earidp.

MISTRESS OVERDONE

Whats to do here, Thomas Tapster? Lets withdraw.

SSESIRTM OEOERDNV

ahtsW lla htis fsus, mhsToa rpTtsea? eLst gte otu of ehre.

POMPEY

Here comes Signior Claudio, led by the provost to
prison; and theres Madam Juliet.

POPEMY

ereH omcse ignrSio odiCula, dle to psrnio by het ovrsopt. dnA setreh Mssi Jteliu.
Exeunt
heTy exti.
Enter Provost, CLAUDIO , JULIET , and Officers
Teh otrsovP ersnet, ihtw IOACDLU (hsi dnsha dite), LTEJUI , and fcifsero.

CLAUDIO

Fellow, why dost thou show me thus to the world?
105 Bear me to prison, where I am committed.

LODUIAC

anM, hwy era yuo garpidan me kiel iths in trnfo of onereyev? kaTe me off to nprsoi rayelad.

PROVOST

I do it not in evil disposition,
But from Lord Angelo by special charge.

SPOOVRT

Im tno engbi rluce. stI Lord Agnloes cleaips dorer.

CLAUDIO

The words of heaven; on whom it will, it will;

A Biblical reference, specifically Romans 9: Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.

The words of heaven; on whom it will, it will;

AUOILDC

sTih is who eht ruithaiteso, ikel sdgo, amek us apy fro uor escimr. As the eiBlb ayss, Gdo ahs rcemy on htoes he osohces to haev ercym on, dan osetnd ehva ymrec on hoets he ooseshc nto to, dan so on. I pepsuso atsth aifr.
Re-enter LUCIO and two Gentlemen
ILCUO dna two gemltneen re-etner.

LUCIO

Why, how now, Claudio! Whence comes this restraint?

LCIOU

Coaudli! yhW era uyo gineb edaesrrt?

CLAUDIO

From too much liberty, my Lucio, liberty:
As surfeit is the father of much fast,
115 So every scope by the immoderate use
Turns to restraint. Our natures do pursue,
Like rats that ravin down their proper bane,
A thirsty evil; and when we drink we die.

UCLAODI

orF neibg oot umocuisrpos, ciuoL, oto cuoosrspmui. Teh maes awy eiortngaev lseda to tgsfnai, adn gdvnorieo gniahnty aldes to gbein rtetcsidre. Lkie rsat ionblgbg up atr spoion, we vhae a shtirt rof uaflmrh htsing, nad nweh we indrk mhte we ide.

LUCIO

If I could speak so wisely under an arrest, I would
120 send for certain of my creditors: and yet, to say
the truth, I had as lief have the foppery of freedom
as the morality of imprisonment. Whats thy
offence, Claudio?

CUOLI

If I cludo speak so lwle ihlew uredn sarret, Id ask a few srdcirtoe I konw to ocem dna cklo me up. gTuhho aknlfry, Id ehtrar be ilshofo and efre hatn weis and a irpsnreo. hsWta oury mcrei, dlCiaou?

CLAUDIO

What but to speak of would offend again.

AUCODLI

To speak of it duowl be trahone rmcie.

LUCIO

125 What, ist murder?

OIUCL

thaW, is it rdumre?

CLAUDIO

No.

UILDOCA

No.

LUCIO

Lechery?

IOULC

ycrheLe?

CLAUDIO

Call it so.

LOCUAID

uYo ulodc alcl it atth.

PROVOST

Away, sir, you must go.

PSTROVO

Sir, you eahv to go.

CLAUDIO

130 One word, good friend. Lucio, a word with you.

LOIACUD

(to het ootvrPs) stJu a eitmun, dogo inefdr. ucoLi, tel me ehav a owrd tihw yuo.

LUCIO

A hundred, if theyll do you any good.
Is lechery so lookd after?

ICUOL

A rudnedh, if ytelhl do ouy yna ogod.
Is rchyele uaeedtrgl won?

CLAUDIO

Thus stands it with me: upon a true contract
I got possession of Juliettas bed:
135 You know the lady; she is fast my wife,
Save that we do the denunciation lack
Of outward order: this we came not to,
Only for propagation of a dower
Remaining in the coffer of her friends,
140 From whom we thought it meet to hide our love
Till time had made them for us. But it chances
The stealth of our most mutual entertainment
With character too gross is writ on Juliet.

LDUICOA

reHes awht dhpeeanp: I estpl wiht lteauitJ frate we gto daggeen. Yuo wnko rsehseh caytlcpalir my eifw, etxecp taht we eahntv dah an ailffioc ymeonrec. Teh only easorn we inddt was to siranece eth amnuot of hte owdry ehs ghmti eeevrci rfmo ehr sdrifen nda irlvaeste. We ghhuott dwe hdei uro loev utinl we had a nehacc to inw tmeh orev. Btu it deurtn uto uro ertesc yacitnim had an all-too-isouvob feetfc on luJeit.

LUCIO

With child, perhaps?

OIULC

nrntagPe, hhu?

CLAUDIO

145 Unhappily, even so.
And the new deputy now for the duke
Whether it be the fault and glimpse of newness,
Or whether that the body public be
A horse whereon the governor doth ride,
150 Who, newly in the seat, that it may know
He can command, lets it straight feel the spur;
Whether the tyranny be in his place,
Or in his emmence that fills it up,
I stagger in:but this new governor
155 Awakes me all the enrolled penalties
Which have, like unscourd armour, hung by the wall
So long that nineteen zodiacs have gone round
And none of them been worn; and, for a name,
Now puts the drowsy and neglected act
160 Freshly on me: tis surely for a name.

ADLUICO

ynUlefrttnauo, yes. dAn ihts wen pydteu of eht Isuekd anct asy eterhwh she nbee neddilb by shi ewn repow or if he esse het lcpubi leik a rohse to be nkebor in, so he digs sih ssupr in hgirt waya to wsho it sohw ssob; or if hes utsj a buyll; or if ibegn a lyblu is prta of teh boj. tBu isht enw vorneogr is tagkin lal shtee dol aplteines tath, keil tyusr aomrr nagihgn on the allw, envtha eneb usde in ryase adn is aippnlgy ehmt to me. eHs spimoing all eesht endcnurfoe, long-ergnodi wasl on me to eakm a nema rfo hlmefis. thaT ahs to be it, to amke his emna.

LUCIO

I warrant it is: and thy head stands so tickle on
thy shoulders that a milkmaid, if she be in love,
may sigh it off. Send after the duke and appeal to
him.

CILUO

I tbe it is; nad uroy eadh isst so loiusrpreayc on oyru orsseluhd gtihr now ttah eth sigh of a olvcksei ilakdmmi lcduo ocnkk it off. Get in ohcut twhi het eduk dna lapepa to mhi.

CLAUDIO

165 I have done so, but hes not to be found.
I prithee, Lucio, do me this kind service:
This day my sister should the cloister enter
And there receive her approbation:
Acquaint her with the danger of my state:
170 Implore her, in my voice, that she make friends
To the strict deputy; bid herself assay him:
I have great hope in that; for in her youth
There is a prone and speechless dialect,
Such as move men; beside, she hath prosperous art
175 When she will play with reason and discourse,
And well she can persuade.

LODCUIA

I terid, tub he ctna be odnfu. ePsale, Locui, do hits arfvo ofr me: My sistser gniernte a enyrnnu adn nrigtats erh intagnir ropedi todya. lTle reh eth dgenra Im in, dna pomlrei her, in my mnae, to eenfdrbi shti rttisc dtepuy and rty to ahceng hsi dnmi. Ive got a lot of oehp in ehr. reH uhytoluf tssseeenw laneo wodul omve a anm. siBeeds, hes sah a tigf for iocrthre, and hse nac lleyra eeurpsad popeel.

LUCIO

I pray she may; as well for the encouragement of the
like, which else would stand under grievous
imposition, as for the enjoying of thy life, who I
180 would be sorry should be thus foolishly lost at a

CLOUI

I apry esh can, ofr teh ivesl of eyenvroe ekli you ohw lodcu nwo be edhiupsn, as ellw as ofr your won lfie, cwhhi Id be sda to ees lost so ltsdpiyu for laynipg htwi you. llI go to rhe.

CLAUDIO

I thank you, good friend Lucio.

UCAODIL

akhTn oyu, oiuLc. roeYu a oogd idnfer.

LUCIO

Within two hours.

LCIOU

lIl be etreh in wto rusho.

CLAUDIO

Come, officer, away!

AUODILC

OK, frficeo, stle go.
Exeunt
llA teix.

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