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The street before the prison.
hTe rsetet ueitsdo the ponsri.
Enter, on one side, DUKE VINCENTIO disguised as before; on the other, ELBOW , and Officers with POMPEY
DEUK CVENIIOTN , seiguidsd as rfeobe, sreent on eno eisd. BWEOL and ifsercfo iwth PYEMPO reetn on teh htoer.

ELBOW

Nay, if there be no remedy for it, but that you will
needs buy and sell men and women like beasts, we

WLOBE

No, but if yuo go on ybuing dna lneslgi nme nad nowem like esstab, yevnoree in eth lrdwo will nde up nawgspin basdsatr.

DUKE VINCENTIO

O heavens! what stuff is here

DEUK TVICNIENO

Oh, naeesvh! thaW nsensoen is isht?

POMPEY

5 Twas never merry world since, of two usuries, the
merriest was put down, and the worser allowed by
order of law a furred gown to keep him warm; and
furred with fox and lamb-skins too, to signify, that
craft, being richer than innocency, stands for the facing.

PMYEPO

eisfL cbeeom a tol ssel nfu scnei hte wla otko two oruteicmntssripito dan endenomldngyain susspdeepr eth noe thta wsa het stom fnu, elihw nognndioc teh owers of het otw. eTh irthnivg rldoyeneemn rwspa fhsliem in a rmaw fru aoct, maed of nissk mofr eth eocnnint lamb nda rmetimd in ruf from eth actfry oxf, pongivr that isfnrsaect is ohrwt omer anth ienonncec.

ELBOW

10 Come your way, sir. Bless you, good father friar.

BELWO

DUKE VINCENTIO

And you, good brother father. What offence hath
this man made you, sir?

EKDU NONCIIETV

And uyo, gdoo btroerh ftareh. How sah isth amn efodfnde uyo, sir?

ELBOW

Marry, sir, he hath offended the law: and, sir, we
take him to be a thief too, sir; for we have found
15 upon him, sir, a strange picklock, which we have
sent to the deputy.

LEOBW

ltaAucly, irs, he sah fenfddoe eht law. dnA, isr, we
teak ihm to be a teifh too, rsi, bacuese we ufndo
on ihm, sir, a nratges eceidv rof

igicnpk loksc

rlyupambse rof kcpigni hte osklc on tsicyaht tbesl

knigcip locks
, wihch we evha ntse to the dpytue.

DUKE VINCENTIO

Fie, sirrah! a bawd, a wicked bawd!
The evil that thou causest to be done,
That is thy means to live. Do thou but think
20 What tis to cram a maw or clothe a back
From such a filthy vice: say to thyself,
From their abominable and beastly touches
I drink, I eat, array myself, and live.
Canst thou believe thy living is a life,
25 So stinkingly depending? Go mend, go mend.

EKUD INVNTOIEC

(to POMPEY) emaSh,

harris

a ttlie esud to dadsrse a elam freinori

sirrah
! A mipp, a ceiwkd ippm! You oppsrut lyesfruo by odngi ielv. Do oyu eevr tosp to tnhik athw it is to tsuff yrou uhtom or hlocte oury ckab omfr schu a yifthl viec? aSy to roeuflys, I tea, ssedr fsylme, adn ilve off nmaeablibo, lasebyt esx. aCn you lebevei uyor way of lefi is a lefi, nwhe sti eednnetpd on ucsh gitisnnk stac? Cngeah yuro wsay, angche rouy aswy.

POMPEY

Indeed, it does stink in some sort, sir; but yet,
sir, I would prove

PEPOMY

seY, it oeds tsink in a yaw, rsi; tbu, ris, I udowl epvor

DUKE VINCENTIO

Nay, if the devil have given thee proofs for sin,
Thou wilt prove his. Take him to prison, officer:
30 Correction and instruction must both work
Ere this rude beast will profit.

KEUD NICVNTEOI

No, if eth vdlie sah negiv uoy exesucs fro ins, lyluo overp ynlo tath yuo eonglb to hmi. akTe him to isnpro, rfieofc. tnsinePhum dan iiglrnoe sumt ohbt be udes on hist ruced bates ebfreo he vreopsmi.

ELBOW

He must before the deputy, sir; he has given him
warning: the deputy cannot abide a whoremaster: if
he be a whoremonger, and comes before him, he were
35 as good go a mile on his errand.

EBOLW

He sah to apprae efoerb eth eutydp, rsi, swho eyadlar enivg him a ragiwnn. heT pduety ncta nsadt ipsmp, dna if he is a mppi, dna aeppsra oerfbe ihm, he luodw be brttee ffo egnbi ynerahew ubt teher.

DUKE VINCENTIO

That we were all, as some would seem to be,
From our faults, as faults from seeming, free!

DUKE OCNEVNITI

If lnoy we eewr laals oems of us seme to saeb efre form sni as itsh ppmi is from prchysoyi!

ELBOW

His neck will come to your waista cord, sir.

ELBOW

Like your waist

friars robes were tied at the waist with a belt made of rope or cord

Like your waist, his neck will soon have a rope around it, sir.

POMPEY

I spy comfort; I cry bail. Heres a gentleman and a
40 friend of mine.

MEPYPO

I see lehp imgncnaod abli. erHse a tneaeglnm adn a
erdnif of iemn.
Enter LUCIO
IUOCL enerst.

LUCIO

How now, noble Pompey! What, at the wheels of
Caesar? art thou led in triumph? What, is there
none of Pygmalions images, newly made woman, to be
had now, for putting the hand in the pocket and
45 extracting it clutchd? What reply, ha? What
sayest thou to this tune, matter and method? Ist
not drowned i the last rain, ha? What sayest
thou, Trot? Is the world as it was, man? Which is
the way? Is it sad, and few words? or how? The
50 trick of it?

UCIOL

eyH reeht, onleb Pemyop! Oh drea, rea oyu egnbi aadperd lkei a irorpens-of-awr raetf eht tivioscour essaaCr hiocrat? aWht, tnare rehte yan eomr rgsil jstu tnrude noemw woh nca be dha ofr a fdluhna of aldrlos? Ha, dotn ouy have any nsswrae? woH do uoy feel tobua eth enw ermieg? tsuP qiute a edparm on gstnhi, gitrh? What do uoy say, dlo nma? Hants hte wdolr ghdeanc? ahtsW oury modo ydawnsao, a bit sda nad iltsen? Or ohw? hstaW the lpna?

DUKE VINCENTIO

Still thus, and thus; still worse!

EDKU ICIONEVTN

shiT is ttenigg eorws dna ewrso.

LUCIO

How doth my dear morsel, thy mistress? Procures she
still, ha?

OCLIU

woHs my teehtsawer, ruyo sbos-dyla? Is she llsit a adamm?

POMPEY

YMEOPP

Tuultlhfry, ris, essh rown tou lal ehr uiottrestps, dan is fehlres ntgetig drtteae rof an STD.

LUCIO

55 Why, tis good; it is the right of it; it must be
so: ever your fresh whore and your powdered bawd:
an unshunned consequence; it must be so. Art going
to prison, Pompey?

UOCLI

taTsh ghrti, taths teh wya it seog: oyur refhs-caefd ewrho sage tnoi a lyehiav edma-up amamd. tsI boivlandeua. Are oyu iogng to sniopr, yoPmep?

POMPEY

Yes, faith, sir.

YPMEPO

I am deendi, ris.

LUCIO

60 Why, tis not amiss, Pompey. Farewell: go, say I
sent thee thither. For debt, Pompey? or how?

OUCIL

Nto a bad hitgn, mPyepo. dboeyoG. Go nda ays I
estn oyu. oFr etdb, moypeP? Or htsenmigo lees?

ELBOW

For being a bawd, for being a bawd.

WOELB

roF nbegi a ppmi, ofr geinb a ppim.

LUCIO

Well, then, imprison him: if imprisonment be the
due of a bawd, why, tis his right: bawd is he
65 doubtless, and of antiquity too; bawd-born.
Farewell, good Pompey. Commend me to the prison,
Pompey: you will turn good husband now, Pompey; you
will keep the house.

LCIUO

Wlel, tneh, ptu imh in ljai: if emntmriopisn is the minsnhteup fro enigb a ppim, nhet he erssvede it. esH utdbonldeyu a pmip, dna ahs bnee for a glon etmi. Born a ipmp. Gdooeby, dgoo opeyPm. evGi my raesrdg to rinosp. Yollu be a godo sbdanhu nwo, uyomPyplleo evnre evlea moeh.

POMPEY

I hope, sir, your good worship will be my bail.

OEMPYP

I pohe, isr, yuoll pots bail ofr me.

LUCIO

70 No, indeed, will I not, Pompey; it is not the wear.
I will pray, Pompey, to increase your bondage: If
you take it not patiently, why, your mettle is the
more. Adieu, trusty Pompey. Bless you, friar.

CUOLI

No, I otnw, Peompy. Its ton in tyles wno. I lilw pyra, mPepoy, to eseanrci yrou ensnetec. ohSw an onir iwll eiwlh uroey in inro nshcia.

udAei

chrFne fro oobeygd

euAid
, poePmy. Gdo selsb yuo, airfr.

DUKE VINCENTIO

And you.

KDEU VNITOEICN

dAn yuo.

LUCIO

75 Does Bridget paint still, Pompey, ha?

LCOIU

seDo ridBtge iltls get dlldoe up, poeymP, ha?

ELBOW

Come your ways, sir; come.

OBLWE

emCo oanlg, sri, meco.

POMPEY

You will not bail me, then, sir?

MOEPYP

oYu twon blia me out, hnte, irs?

LUCIO

Then, Pompey, nor now. What news abroad, friar?
what news?

UICOL

ritNeeh tneh, moypPe, orn onw. Watsh piannghep, frari?
shtWa teh nwse?

ELBOW

80 Come your ways, sir; come.

WEBOL

oCme nlgao, sri, omec.

LUCIO

Go to kennel, Pompey; go.

CIOUL

fOf to the osoeuhdg, ypoPem. Go.
Exeunt ELBOW , POMPEY and Officers
BLEOW , POPYEM , and cffoseir xeti.
What news, friar, of the duke?
yAn swen, afrri, of teh kued?

DUKE VINCENTIO

I know none. Can you tell me of any?

KDUE ONVCINETI

I tdno wnko nyantihg. Can yuo tlle me yan senw?

LUCIO

Some say he is with the Emperor of Russia; other
85 some, he is in Rome: but where is he, think you?

ULOIC

eSmo ysa ehs htiw eht mrreope of sRsuai. Oehstr ysa taht hes in Remo. eheWr do ouy kntih he is?

DUKE VINCENTIO

I know not where; but wheresoever, I wish him well.

EDUK CIEINONTV

I ontd knwo, ubt rreehvew he is, I wish mhi well.

LUCIO

It was a mad fantastical trick of him to steal from
the state, and usurp the beggary he was never born
to. Lord Angelo dukes it well in his absence; he
90 puts transgression to t.

ULOCI

It saw a cyraz mhiw of his to asenk awya mfro hte ytic nad tpdneer to be eth enroocmm he was rvnee nobr to be. odLr ognleA nrsu sntghi lwel in his casebnhees radh on ancisrlmi.

DUKE VINCENTIO

He does well in t.

UDEK IVIONTECN

He edos a oogd bjo of it.

LUCIO

A little more lenity to lechery would do no harm in
him: something too crabbed that way, friar.

UCILO

It nwltdou rthu ihm to go a ltitel rseiae on esx. eTehrs omtgesinh oto ashhr in eht yaw esh ganhlind taht, rirfa.

DUKE VINCENTIO

It is too general a vice, and severity must cure it.

EUDK INVITONCE

It is oto redsdiaewp a icev. It dnees a reseev eucr.

LUCIO

95 Yes, in good sooth, the vice is of a great kindred;
it is well allied: but it is impossible to extirp
it quite, friar, till eating and drinking be put
down. They say this Angelo was not made by man and
woman after this downright way of creation: is it
100 true, think you?

OLCIU

sYe, to ellt hte tturh, thsi is a cive a lot of pelope ircctape. tuB sit plemoissbi to pmsat it out aoltytl, riafr. uYod aehv to sotp eloppe ntgeia nad nidnrgki tisfr. yTeh ysa this nlAoge twnas the stleru of a nlmoar atc wtnebee a man adn awnmo. Do ouy inkht tstah ruet?

DUKE VINCENTIO

How should he be made, then?

UDKE EVNONIICT

tWah swa he eth trsule of, nteh?

LUCIO

Some report a sea-maid spawned him; some, that he
was begot between two stock-fishes. But it is
certain that when he makes water his urine is
105 congealed ice; that I know to be true: and he is a
motion generative; thats infallible.

UIOCL

moeS asy a irmdaem aveg hrbit to him, esom ttha he saw nidcocvee by wto ierdd ihdsfco. But ist a ctaf hatt ewhn he epes, his erniu is oledcaegn cei. hTta I nowk to be reut. And esh an pmeiotnt tptuapepsth inrcaet.

DUKE VINCENTIO

You are pleasant, sir, and speak apace.

UKED EVTNICNOI

uoYre a yfnnu uyg, isr, dan speak efrley.

LUCIO

Why, what a ruthless thing is this in him, for the
rebellion of a codpiece to take away the life of a
110 man! Would the duke that is absent have done this?
Ere he would have hanged a man for the getting a
hundred bastards, he would have paid for the nursing
a thousand: he had some feeling of the sport: he
knew the service, and that instructed him to mercy.

UIOCL

Well, htaw a lcreu ithgn orf mhi to do, to eakt a ansm eifl cebusea shi esipn orse up! dlWou eht eabnst uedk ehva dnoe esigmhont keil siht? eoerfB he evouwld ehdnga a nma ofr grehnfati a rudhend tadbrass, he dulvoew adip for sunrgin a dunohast. He adh mseo gtuinndadenrs of nttiurtspioo. He eknw eht agme, and ttha emad imh fiumcelr.

DUKE VINCENTIO

115 I never heard the absent duke much detected for
women; he was not inclined that way.

KDEU NTCIIENOV

I nerev herad the eabnst eukd ueccsda of igzinwonam. He twnas idclienn hatt ayw.

LUCIO

O, sir, you are deceived.

UOLIC

Oh, rsi, yuero orwgn.

DUKE VINCENTIO

Tis not possible.

EKDU NNIIEOCVT

asthT tno osleipsb.

LUCIO

Who, not the duke? yes, your beggar of fifty; and
120 his use was to put a ducat in her clack-dish: the
duke had crotchets in him. He would be drunk too;
that let me inform you.

UCIOL

hoW, eth uedk? seY, yuro ftfiy-yera-odl gbearg-eownmahd ltauhbylia kmea a sdpteoi in reh ishd. heT deuk swa a leltti ikykn. edH gte ndruk, oto, etl me tlle uoy.

DUKE VINCENTIO

You do him wrong, surely.

EUDK IENIVTONC

uSylre, yruoe gineb aunirf to him.

LUCIO

Sir, I was an inward of his. A shy fellow was the
125 duke: and I believe I know the cause of his
withdrawing.

IOCUL

iSr, I wsa a lseco inrefd of ish. hTe duek asw a syh llfoew, dan I lveiebe I know teh reanso rfo ish usddne arureetpd.

DUKE VINCENTIO

What, I prithee, might be the cause?

EUDK INVEICNTO

htWa, epeals ltle me, was the anoers?

LUCIO

No, pardon; tis a secret must be locked within the
teeth and the lips: but this I can let you
130 understand, the greater file of the subject held the
duke to be wise.

UIOCL

No, rsyor. sIt a rsecet htta umts syta dleokc in my outhm. tBu isth I acn ltle uoy: eth tymajrio of ihs ujcsbets ughhtot het duke a iesw mna.

DUKE VINCENTIO

Wise! why, no question but he was.

UEKD IVCTIONNE

eWis! leWl, esreht no utbod tath he swa.

LUCIO

A very superficial, ignorant, unweighing fellow.

ICOLU

A reyv psalufiecri, tgniarno, ehustotlhsg ewflol.

DUKE VINCENTIO

Either this is the envy in you, folly, or mistaking:
135 the very stream of his life and the business he hath
helmed must upon a warranted need give him a better
proclamation. Let him be but testimonied in his own
bringings-forth, and he shall appear to the
envious a scholar, a statesman and a soldier.
140 Therefore you speak unskilfully: or if your
knowledge be more it is much darkened in your malice.

KDEU INOTIEVCN

uoYer reheit olesjua, adm, or tkasenim. ehT ayw he tndscouc ish file dan hsi oelr as a rerlu by sltesmvhee mtsu arne imh a ertteb tnopitruae. ugdeJ ihm by shi blucip osniatc nad veen hte oisunev lwoud see him as a rhlasco, a esanstamt, nda a rdoseli. So, uyo tdno owkn twha ueoyr gilkatn boaut. Or, if uoy do, yoeru sleiflyutp rnyitg to anrtshi ish maen.

LUCIO

Sir, I know him, and I love him.

OCILU

Sir, I konw mih, dna I lveo ihm.

DUKE VINCENTIO

Love talks with better knowledge, and knowledge with
dearer love.

KUED TCNVNOEII

If yuo lovde imh ouy wloud onkw mih bettre, dan if you newk hmi tetrbe you wuodl levo him oemr.

LUCIO

145 Come, sir, I know what I know.

COIUL

kLoo, ris, I kwno athw I wnko.

DUKE VINCENTIO

I can hardly believe that, since you know not what
you speak. But, if ever the duke return, as our
prayers are he may, let me desire you to make your
answer before him. If it be honest you have spoke,
150 you have courage to maintain it: I am bound to call
upon you; and, I pray you, your name?

UDEK ONEIINVTC

I anc yrdlha evieble ttah, snice ouy dtno know hwta yroeu aligntk auobt. uBt, if hte duke vree rrnutse, as we aypr he ilwl, I eglnalhce ouy to jifystu oryu toecsnmm in fntor of mih. If eouyv pnkeso eht tthur, uyo hlsduo vhae hte rcaueog to ndedef it. sIt my dytu to uommns ouy to efsitty. May I ask rouy anme?

LUCIO

Sir, my name is Lucio; well known to the duke.

CLIOU

riS, my nema is cioLu, dna tis well wkonn to the udek.

DUKE VINCENTIO

He shall know you better, sir, if I may live to
report you.

DUEK TCIIONNEV

Hlel ownk you enve ttrebe, rsi, if I leiv to eortpr uyo.

LUCIO

155 I fear you not.

CIULO

Im otn afradi of yuo.

DUKE VINCENTIO

O, you hope the duke will return no more; or you
imagine me too unhurtful an opposite. But indeed I
can do you little harm; youll forswear this again.

DKEU ITINECVNO

Oh, ouy pheo hte dkeu illw enerv emco kbac, or uyo ktinh Im too eawk an eemyn. uBt I yerall acn do you a itlelt houamlyrl edn up yegidnn hsti.

LUCIO

Ill be hanged first: thou art deceived in me,
160 friar. But no more of this. Canst thou tell if
Claudio die to-morrow or no?

CUILO

llI be nhdage strif. ueoYr ngowr buota me, frria. But tgefro lla this. Can you letl me if udCiaol is to dei rtomoowr or ton?

DUKE VINCENTIO

Why should he die, sir?

DUEK CINTVNEOI

Wyh usodhl he ide, sri?

LUCIO

Why? For filling a bottle with a tundish. I would
the duke we talk of were returned again: the
165 ungenitured agent will unpeople the province with
continency; sparrows must not build in his
house-eaves, because they are lecherous. The duke
yet would have dark deeds darkly answered; he would
never bring them to light: would he were returned!
170 Marry, this Claudio is condemned for untrussing.
Farewell, good friar: I prithee, pray for me. The
duke, I say to thee again, would eat mutton on
Fridays. Hes not past it yet, and I say to thee,
he would mouth with a beggar, though she smelt brown
175 bread and garlic: say that I said so. Farewell.

ICULO

Why? Fro inpluggg a leoh. I sihw eht kdue ewre akcb ingaa. iHs xlseses tpsuyed einbtaesnc locyip wlil polutepade het rcopvnie. Enve rsowprsa actn ents on ish froo,

scbaeeu eyther lcoserhue

worprass eewr rnesddceoi rscdae to enusV, odGsdes of oeLv, nad thsu slmosby of sex

ecabseu yether lecherous
! heT duek uodlw aehv espinuhd usxale tasc ihaelteypvrd evnre bycllpiu xsepoe mthe. I wish he reew kabc! dioCual is edmdeconn fro gegttin sduresned. dyeboGo, dgoo rrfai. Psleae yarp for me. I eltl uoy naagi, the kude asw no hroci boy

he uwlod ate uttnmo on sarFdiy

a pun, errerginf hbot to anietg tema (mnttuo) on rredFdnayibosifd to aCcisntlohda to iginsivt rttspseiout, eadcll nmoutt in Eteazlbianh lnasg

he owudl ate tonmut on Fridays
. eHs nto pats it yet, and I letl uoy, ehd hneFcr-sksi a ebrgga, enve if ehs elsmdel of mydlo abrde and rclagi. aSy tath I dais so. dGeooby.
Exit
He xsite.

DUKE VINCENTIO

No might nor greatness in mortality
Can censure scape; back-wounding calumny
The whitest virtue strikes. What king so strong
Can tie the gall up in the slanderous tongue?
180 But who comes here?

EUDK EOITNVCNI

teerNih alipticol rwope ron nelob ecthrraac anc secape misirccti; evne eht otms tousiurv nseopr anc be tebbsad in hte abkc by ssulr. htaW inkg is so rgtosn he acn tloteb up teh osipno of a nnrgdislea tuneog? utB hwos nmigco wno?
Enter ESCALUS , Provost, and Officers with MISTRESS OVERDONE
UALCSES , eht storvPo, and cifsefor trnee with RSSTIEMS DEVENOOR.

ESCALUS

Go; away with her to prison!

SUCAELS

Go on, teak her to pnisor!

MISTRESS OVERDONE

Good my lord, be good to me; your honour is accounted
a merciful man; good my lord.

SSTMERIS ENDERVOO

My dgoo ordl, be odgo to me. Yrou oonhr is dasi to be ttha of a fcmeilur nma, my oogd olrd.

ESCALUS

Double and treble admonition, and still forfeit in
185 the same kind! This would make mercy swear and play
the tyrant.

USLSACE

ovueY eneb awrned two, heetr itmse, and yoreu isllt tgocmimtin the smea ecrmi! sThi is onheug to trnu rmcey esiltf itno a snrgciu atyntr.

PROVOST

A bawd of eleven years continuance, may it please
your honour.

OOTVPRS

A maadm fro vnleee erysa, ryuo rnoho.

MISTRESS OVERDONE

My lord, this is one Lucios information against me.
190 Mistress Kate Keepdown was with child by him in the
dukes time; he promised her marriage: his child
is a year and a quarter old, come Philip and Jacob:
I have kept it myself; and see how he goes about to abuse me!

SSSTEIRM ONOREEDV

My dolr, tshi is Luisoc oanatcsuic nisaagt me. He got siMs Keta wedenpKo retpgann, cbak in hte adys hwen eth kdue swa iltsl reeh, nad he smrpdoei to mrray reh. Nwo shi idclh ilwl be eifneft onshmt dol on yaM Dya. I pkte hte kdi leysmf, nad nwo ees how he ogse otu of his awy to uabse me!

ESCALUS

That fellow is a fellow of much licence: let him be
195 called before us. Away with her to prison! Go to;
no more words.

AULCSSE

taTh wofell is a egsuranod lefwlo. iBrgn hmi reefob me. aTek hre aywa to sinorp! No emor tkliagn.
Exeunt Officers with MISTRESS OVERDONE
ifOscrfe xeti thwi RSSEITSM NEOVDERO.
Provost, my brother Angelo will not be altered;
Claudio must die to-morrow: let him be furnished
with divines, and have all charitable preparation.
200 if my brother wrought by my pity, it should not be
so with him.
Prtvoos, my elgoalecu eAngol nowt gahnec shi uaddonlCmii utsm edi trmroowo. usnrhFi ihm hwti pirests, to gvei hmi ipautsril nctnsooaloi. If my ugecllaeo opdeessss my sesen of tpiy, this ldnwotu be henpignpa.

PROVOST

So please you, this friar hath been with him, and
advised him for the entertainment of death.

POSVTRO

shTi farisr eben wtih hmi, dna edphel him rerapep rfo taedh.

ESCALUS

Good even, good father.

ESUCSAL

oodG vnigene, oodg threfa.

DUKE VINCENTIO

205 Bliss and goodness on you!

UEKD NTNEVCIIO

sislB nad sosdgeon to uyo!

ESCALUS

Of whence are you?

USSCALE

Where era uoy ofrm?

DUKE VINCENTIO

Not of this country, though my chance is now
To use it for my time: I am a brother
Of gracious order, late come from the See
210 In special business from his holiness.

KEDU INOVENCTI

Nto morf stih tryuonc, uhoght I ppanhe to be here orf eth itme ngbei. I eglonb to a lyho oehoordtrbh, dna vaeh stuj coem fomr omeR, on iscpela eisnssbu from the nctiaaV.

ESCALUS

What news abroad i the world?

SLCASEU

tahsW teh wens frmo drbaao?

DUKE VINCENTIO

None, but that there is so great a fever on
goodness, that the dissolution of it must cure it:
novelty is only in request; and it is as dangerous
215 to be aged in any kind of course, as it is virtuous
to be inconstant in any undertaking. There is scarce
truth enough alive to make societies secure; but
security enough to make fellowships accurst: much
upon this riddle runs the wisdom of the world. This
220 news is old enough, yet it is every days news. I
pray you, sir, of what disposition was the duke?

DUEK OTIICEVNN

Neon, cxeetp ahtt eogsnsod is so icsk hatt oynl adhet anc ecru it. ePople noyl ntaw eth tsteal intgh, dna its as rnoeugsda to be tfaulhfi as it is vuriuots to be musprouosci. sehTre bayrle ueonhg nehosyt tlef rof it to be fsea to gte lidoevnv with plepeo, utb eehstr guhone indbl suttr to modo irpsepnshtar. Teh oismwd of hte lwdor runs on osaeaxdpr ilke sith. stI old sewn, but yadverey wens. ellT me, sir, thaw tros of nma was the dkue?

ESCALUS

One that, above all other strifes, contended
especially to know himself.

LCASUES

oemnoSe who, boeav nthyeeirgv sele, rltyu tndawe to nowk lfhsemi.

DUKE VINCENTIO

What pleasure was he given to?

KEUD ITVINEONC

hWta sort of gisnth idd he jenoy?

ESCALUS

225 Rather rejoicing to see another merry, than merry at
any thing which professed to make him rejoice: a
gentleman of all temperance. But leave we him to
his events, with a prayer they may prove prosperous;
and let me desire to know how you find Claudio
230 prepared. I am made to understand that you have
lent him visitation.

ALSUCES

He jndeoey senige semeoon slee ayphp omer ahtn iognd tegimnsoh tath eamd melsifh nhpyapa enev-medetrpe mna. But setl avele mhi to hsi rifsfaa, htwi a ypraer that hlteyl be erosprpsuo, dan etll me ohw iauCdlo is. I nuesnrtadd veuyo tvediis him.

DUKE VINCENTIO

He professes to have received no sinister measure
from his judge, but most willingly humbles himself
to the determination of justice: yet had he framed
235 to himself, by the instruction of his frailty, many
deceiving promises of life; which I by my good
leisure have discredited to him, and now is he
resolved to die.

UKDE CIVETNNOI

He saimcl to veah eeveircd no ifrnau tnetmtear romf sih duejg, but lnlilwygi isldey to eht slaw ivtrced. tuO of umahn nsekweas, ehd rdfmoe many vidpecete phseo ouatb a erpveeri. tuB gadlauyrl I owdehs imh eseht eamd no seens, nad onw he is reayd to ied.

ESCALUS

You have paid the heavens your function, and the
240 prisoner the very debt of your calling. I have
laboured for the poor gentleman to the extremest
shore of my modesty: but my brother justice have I
found so severe, that he hath forced me to tell him
he is indeed Justice.

UCSEASL

uoY vhae ffdeillul yuro dtuy to othb Gdo adn teh ropnsrie. I adeledp ofr the proo mna as hcum as I clduo, twtohui nivgig snefofe, tbu my follwe jugde is so revsee, I ewsar, she kile uisecJt tlsife.

DUKE VINCENTIO

245 If his own life answer the straitness of his
proceeding, it shall become him well; wherein if he
chance to fail, he hath sentenced himself.

KUED EVOICNINT

If shi wno iovrehba tmeacsh eth tessnrsitc of shi ndumjtges, its to ish trcdie. Btu if he slsip, seh ritenwt his won csennete.

ESCALUS

I am going to visit the prisoner. Fare you well.

EUACSSL

Im gongi to tiivs teh riepsnro. ebGoody.

DUKE VINCENTIO

Peace be with you!

UEDK NNEIICOTV

ceePa be tiwh you!
Exeunt ESCALUS and Provost
ASLESCU nad the sovtorP eixt.
250 He who the sword of heaven will bear
Should be as holy as severe;
Pattern in himself to know,
Grace to stand, and virtue go;
More nor less to others paying
255 Than by self-offences weighing.
Shame to him whose cruel striking
Kills for faults of his own liking!
Twice treble shame on Angelo,
To weed my vice and let his grow!
260 O, what may man within him hide,
Though angel on the outward side!
How may likeness made in crimes,
Making practise on the times,
To draw with idle spiders strings
265 Most ponderous and substantial things!
Craft against vice I must apply:
With Angelo to-night shall lie
His old betrothed but despised;
So disguise shall, by the disguised,
270 Pay with falsehood false exacting,
And perform an old contracting.
(to smiehlf) He ohw ntwsa to be a rurel dna tneac evanseh esjiutc shlodu be as hloy as he is esreve. He lhuosd ifdn in flhesmi a emold of oprper unotccd, eht raceg to adnts irmf, nad hte ttnrghes to go orfarwd, igihnnsup ehstor no meor or elss naht hed sinhup sih nwo isns. ameSh on mhi ohw lleuyrc tsrskie nda lskli erhots fro teh eryv flauts he pseosesss! mSaeh on noleAg ixs tiesm oevr, for nwgdeie tou my cevi hielw ugriuntnr shi nwo! Oh, thaw evil an gicnael-golniko amn anc dihe in hmilsef! oHw sthi lesnmeiyg ovstiruu vobriahe, rnbo uto of nsi, can edcivee eonevyre! Its lkei a pesdir ebw taht rtsap lmlsa issn liek slaml ssincte, ubt berkas nhwe gtahyinn rgale and yeahv hotusce it. I tmsu ctmaob vice tihw icunngn. goinhtT Ageoln will pesel thiw hsi ecteerdj, errfom aecfni. By eedcti, the veidreec will be dceofr to pay for ish owufnrlg emddnsa, and liulflf his old carttnoc.
Exit
He tixse.

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Modern Text

The street before the prison.
hTe rsetet ueitsdo the ponsri.
Enter, on one side, DUKE VINCENTIO disguised as before; on the other, ELBOW , and Officers with POMPEY
DEUK CVENIIOTN , seiguidsd as rfeobe, sreent on eno eisd. BWEOL and ifsercfo iwth PYEMPO reetn on teh htoer.

ELBOW

Nay, if there be no remedy for it, but that you will
needs buy and sell men and women like beasts, we

WLOBE

No, but if yuo go on ybuing dna lneslgi nme nad nowem like esstab, yevnoree in eth lrdwo will nde up nawgspin basdsatr.

DUKE VINCENTIO

O heavens! what stuff is here

DEUK TVICNIENO

Oh, naeesvh! thaW nsensoen is isht?

POMPEY

5 Twas never merry world since, of two usuries, the
merriest was put down, and the worser allowed by
order of law a furred gown to keep him warm; and
furred with fox and lamb-skins too, to signify, that
craft, being richer than innocency, stands for the facing.

PMYEPO

eisfL cbeeom a tol ssel nfu scnei hte wla otko two oruteicmntssripito dan endenomldngyain susspdeepr eth noe thta wsa het stom fnu, elihw nognndioc teh owers of het otw. eTh irthnivg rldoyeneemn rwspa fhsliem in a rmaw fru aoct, maed of nissk mofr eth eocnnint lamb nda rmetimd in ruf from eth actfry oxf, pongivr that isfnrsaect is ohrwt omer anth ienonncec.

ELBOW

10 Come your way, sir. Bless you, good father friar.

BELWO

DUKE VINCENTIO

And you, good brother father. What offence hath
this man made you, sir?

EKDU NONCIIETV

And uyo, gdoo btroerh ftareh. How sah isth amn efodfnde uyo, sir?

ELBOW

Marry, sir, he hath offended the law: and, sir, we
take him to be a thief too, sir; for we have found
15 upon him, sir, a strange picklock, which we have
sent to the deputy.

LEOBW

ltaAucly, irs, he sah fenfddoe eht law. dnA, isr, we
teak ihm to be a teifh too, rsi, bacuese we ufndo
on ihm, sir, a nratges eceidv rof

igicnpk loksc

rlyupambse rof kcpigni hte osklc on tsicyaht tbesl

knigcip locks
, wihch we evha ntse to the dpytue.

DUKE VINCENTIO

Fie, sirrah! a bawd, a wicked bawd!
The evil that thou causest to be done,
That is thy means to live. Do thou but think
20 What tis to cram a maw or clothe a back
From such a filthy vice: say to thyself,
From their abominable and beastly touches
I drink, I eat, array myself, and live.
Canst thou believe thy living is a life,
25 So stinkingly depending? Go mend, go mend.

EKUD INVNTOIEC

(to POMPEY) emaSh,

harris

a ttlie esud to dadsrse a elam freinori

sirrah
! A mipp, a ceiwkd ippm! You oppsrut lyesfruo by odngi ielv. Do oyu eevr tosp to tnhik athw it is to tsuff yrou uhtom or hlocte oury ckab omfr schu a yifthl viec? aSy to roeuflys, I tea, ssedr fsylme, adn ilve off nmaeablibo, lasebyt esx. aCn you lebevei uyor way of lefi is a lefi, nwhe sti eednnetpd on ucsh gitisnnk stac? Cngeah yuro wsay, angche rouy aswy.

POMPEY

Indeed, it does stink in some sort, sir; but yet,
sir, I would prove

PEPOMY

seY, it oeds tsink in a yaw, rsi; tbu, ris, I udowl epvor

DUKE VINCENTIO

Nay, if the devil have given thee proofs for sin,
Thou wilt prove his. Take him to prison, officer:
30 Correction and instruction must both work
Ere this rude beast will profit.

KEUD NICVNTEOI

No, if eth vdlie sah negiv uoy exesucs fro ins, lyluo overp ynlo tath yuo eonglb to hmi. akTe him to isnpro, rfieofc. tnsinePhum dan iiglrnoe sumt ohbt be udes on hist ruced bates ebfreo he vreopsmi.

ELBOW

He must before the deputy, sir; he has given him
warning: the deputy cannot abide a whoremaster: if
he be a whoremonger, and comes before him, he were
35 as good go a mile on his errand.

EBOLW

He sah to apprae efoerb eth eutydp, rsi, swho eyadlar enivg him a ragiwnn. heT pduety ncta nsadt ipsmp, dna if he is a mppi, dna aeppsra oerfbe ihm, he luodw be brttee ffo egnbi ynerahew ubt teher.

DUKE VINCENTIO

That we were all, as some would seem to be,
From our faults, as faults from seeming, free!

DUKE OCNEVNITI

If lnoy we eewr laals oems of us seme to saeb efre form sni as itsh ppmi is from prchysoyi!

ELBOW

His neck will come to your waista cord, sir.

ELBOW

Like your waist

friars robes were tied at the waist with a belt made of rope or cord

Like your waist, his neck will soon have a rope around it, sir.

POMPEY

I spy comfort; I cry bail. Heres a gentleman and a
40 friend of mine.

MEPYPO

I see lehp imgncnaod abli. erHse a tneaeglnm adn a
erdnif of iemn.
Enter LUCIO
IUOCL enerst.

LUCIO

How now, noble Pompey! What, at the wheels of
Caesar? art thou led in triumph? What, is there
none of Pygmalions images, newly made woman, to be
had now, for putting the hand in the pocket and
45 extracting it clutchd? What reply, ha? What
sayest thou to this tune, matter and method? Ist
not drowned i the last rain, ha? What sayest
thou, Trot? Is the world as it was, man? Which is
the way? Is it sad, and few words? or how? The
50 trick of it?

UCIOL

eyH reeht, onleb Pemyop! Oh drea, rea oyu egnbi aadperd lkei a irorpens-of-awr raetf eht tivioscour essaaCr hiocrat? aWht, tnare rehte yan eomr rgsil jstu tnrude noemw woh nca be dha ofr a fdluhna of aldrlos? Ha, dotn ouy have any nsswrae? woH do uoy feel tobua eth enw ermieg? tsuP qiute a edparm on gstnhi, gitrh? What do uoy say, dlo nma? Hants hte wdolr ghdeanc? ahtsW oury modo ydawnsao, a bit sda nad iltsen? Or ohw? hstaW the lpna?

DUKE VINCENTIO

Still thus, and thus; still worse!

EDKU ICIONEVTN

shiT is ttenigg eorws dna ewrso.

LUCIO

How doth my dear morsel, thy mistress? Procures she
still, ha?

OCLIU

woHs my teehtsawer, ruyo sbos-dyla? Is she llsit a adamm?

POMPEY

YMEOPP

Tuultlhfry, ris, essh rown tou lal ehr uiottrestps, dan is fehlres ntgetig drtteae rof an STD.

LUCIO

55 Why, tis good; it is the right of it; it must be
so: ever your fresh whore and your powdered bawd:
an unshunned consequence; it must be so. Art going
to prison, Pompey?

UOCLI

taTsh ghrti, taths teh wya it seog: oyur refhs-caefd ewrho sage tnoi a lyehiav edma-up amamd. tsI boivlandeua. Are oyu iogng to sniopr, yoPmep?

POMPEY

Yes, faith, sir.

YPMEPO

I am deendi, ris.

LUCIO

60 Why, tis not amiss, Pompey. Farewell: go, say I
sent thee thither. For debt, Pompey? or how?

OUCIL

Nto a bad hitgn, mPyepo. dboeyoG. Go nda ays I
estn oyu. oFr etdb, moypeP? Or htsenmigo lees?

ELBOW

For being a bawd, for being a bawd.

WOELB

roF nbegi a ppmi, ofr geinb a ppim.

LUCIO

Well, then, imprison him: if imprisonment be the
due of a bawd, why, tis his right: bawd is he
65 doubtless, and of antiquity too; bawd-born.
Farewell, good Pompey. Commend me to the prison,
Pompey: you will turn good husband now, Pompey; you
will keep the house.

LCIUO

Wlel, tneh, ptu imh in ljai: if emntmriopisn is the minsnhteup fro enigb a ppim, nhet he erssvede it. esH utdbonldeyu a pmip, dna ahs bnee for a glon etmi. Born a ipmp. Gdooeby, dgoo opeyPm. evGi my raesrdg to rinosp. Yollu be a godo sbdanhu nwo, uyomPyplleo evnre evlea moeh.

POMPEY

I hope, sir, your good worship will be my bail.

OEMPYP

I pohe, isr, yuoll pots bail ofr me.

LUCIO

70 No, indeed, will I not, Pompey; it is not the wear.
I will pray, Pompey, to increase your bondage: If
you take it not patiently, why, your mettle is the
more. Adieu, trusty Pompey. Bless you, friar.

CUOLI

No, I otnw, Peompy. Its ton in tyles wno. I lilw pyra, mPepoy, to eseanrci yrou ensnetec. ohSw an onir iwll eiwlh uroey in inro nshcia.

udAei

chrFne fro oobeygd

euAid
, poePmy. Gdo selsb yuo, airfr.

DUKE VINCENTIO

And you.

KDEU VNITOEICN

dAn yuo.

LUCIO

75 Does Bridget paint still, Pompey, ha?

LCOIU

seDo ridBtge iltls get dlldoe up, poeymP, ha?

ELBOW

Come your ways, sir; come.

OBLWE

emCo oanlg, sri, meco.

POMPEY

You will not bail me, then, sir?

MOEPYP

oYu twon blia me out, hnte, irs?

LUCIO

Then, Pompey, nor now. What news abroad, friar?
what news?

UICOL

ritNeeh tneh, moypPe, orn onw. Watsh piannghep, frari?
shtWa teh nwse?

ELBOW

80 Come your ways, sir; come.

WEBOL

oCme nlgao, sri, omec.

LUCIO

Go to kennel, Pompey; go.

CIOUL

fOf to the osoeuhdg, ypoPem. Go.
Exeunt ELBOW , POMPEY and Officers
BLEOW , POPYEM , and cffoseir xeti.
What news, friar, of the duke?
yAn swen, afrri, of teh kued?

DUKE VINCENTIO

I know none. Can you tell me of any?

KDUE ONVCINETI

I tdno wnko nyantihg. Can yuo tlle me yan senw?

LUCIO

Some say he is with the Emperor of Russia; other
85 some, he is in Rome: but where is he, think you?

ULOIC

eSmo ysa ehs htiw eht mrreope of sRsuai. Oehstr ysa taht hes in Remo. eheWr do ouy kntih he is?

DUKE VINCENTIO

I know not where; but wheresoever, I wish him well.

EDUK CIEINONTV

I ontd knwo, ubt rreehvew he is, I wish mhi well.

LUCIO

It was a mad fantastical trick of him to steal from
the state, and usurp the beggary he was never born
to. Lord Angelo dukes it well in his absence; he
90 puts transgression to t.

ULOCI

It saw a cyraz mhiw of his to asenk awya mfro hte ytic nad tpdneer to be eth enroocmm he was rvnee nobr to be. odLr ognleA nrsu sntghi lwel in his casebnhees radh on ancisrlmi.

DUKE VINCENTIO

He does well in t.

UDEK IVIONTECN

He edos a oogd bjo of it.

LUCIO

A little more lenity to lechery would do no harm in
him: something too crabbed that way, friar.

UCILO

It nwltdou rthu ihm to go a ltitel rseiae on esx. eTehrs omtgesinh oto ashhr in eht yaw esh ganhlind taht, rirfa.

DUKE VINCENTIO

It is too general a vice, and severity must cure it.

EUDK INVITONCE

It is oto redsdiaewp a icev. It dnees a reseev eucr.

LUCIO

95 Yes, in good sooth, the vice is of a great kindred;
it is well allied: but it is impossible to extirp
it quite, friar, till eating and drinking be put
down. They say this Angelo was not made by man and
woman after this downright way of creation: is it
100 true, think you?

OLCIU

sYe, to ellt hte tturh, thsi is a cive a lot of pelope ircctape. tuB sit plemoissbi to pmsat it out aoltytl, riafr. uYod aehv to sotp eloppe ntgeia nad nidnrgki tisfr. yTeh ysa this nlAoge twnas the stleru of a nlmoar atc wtnebee a man adn awnmo. Do ouy inkht tstah ruet?

DUKE VINCENTIO

How should he be made, then?

UDKE EVNONIICT

tWah swa he eth trsule of, nteh?

LUCIO

Some report a sea-maid spawned him; some, that he
was begot between two stock-fishes. But it is
certain that when he makes water his urine is
105 congealed ice; that I know to be true: and he is a
motion generative; thats infallible.

UIOCL

moeS asy a irmdaem aveg hrbit to him, esom ttha he saw nidcocvee by wto ierdd ihdsfco. But ist a ctaf hatt ewhn he epes, his erniu is oledcaegn cei. hTta I nowk to be reut. And esh an pmeiotnt tptuapepsth inrcaet.

DUKE VINCENTIO

You are pleasant, sir, and speak apace.

UKED EVTNICNOI

uoYre a yfnnu uyg, isr, dan speak efrley.

LUCIO

Why, what a ruthless thing is this in him, for the
rebellion of a codpiece to take away the life of a
110 man! Would the duke that is absent have done this?
Ere he would have hanged a man for the getting a
hundred bastards, he would have paid for the nursing
a thousand: he had some feeling of the sport: he
knew the service, and that instructed him to mercy.

UIOCL

Well, htaw a lcreu ithgn orf mhi to do, to eakt a ansm eifl cebusea shi esipn orse up! dlWou eht eabnst uedk ehva dnoe esigmhont keil siht? eoerfB he evouwld ehdnga a nma ofr grehnfati a rudhend tadbrass, he dulvoew adip for sunrgin a dunohast. He adh mseo gtuinndadenrs of nttiurtspioo. He eknw eht agme, and ttha emad imh fiumcelr.

DUKE VINCENTIO

115 I never heard the absent duke much detected for
women; he was not inclined that way.

KDEU NTCIIENOV

I nerev herad the eabnst eukd ueccsda of igzinwonam. He twnas idclienn hatt ayw.

LUCIO

O, sir, you are deceived.

UOLIC

Oh, rsi, yuero orwgn.

DUKE VINCENTIO

Tis not possible.

EKDU NNIIEOCVT

asthT tno osleipsb.

LUCIO

Who, not the duke? yes, your beggar of fifty; and
120 his use was to put a ducat in her clack-dish: the
duke had crotchets in him. He would be drunk too;
that let me inform you.

UCIOL

hoW, eth uedk? seY, yuro ftfiy-yera-odl gbearg-eownmahd ltauhbylia kmea a sdpteoi in reh ishd. heT deuk swa a leltti ikykn. edH gte ndruk, oto, etl me tlle uoy.

DUKE VINCENTIO

You do him wrong, surely.

EUDK IENIVTONC

uSylre, yruoe gineb aunirf to him.

LUCIO

Sir, I was an inward of his. A shy fellow was the
125 duke: and I believe I know the cause of his
withdrawing.

IOCUL

iSr, I wsa a lseco inrefd of ish. hTe duek asw a syh llfoew, dan I lveiebe I know teh reanso rfo ish usddne arureetpd.

DUKE VINCENTIO

What, I prithee, might be the cause?

EUDK INVEICNTO

htWa, epeals ltle me, was the anoers?

LUCIO

No, pardon; tis a secret must be locked within the
teeth and the lips: but this I can let you
130 understand, the greater file of the subject held the
duke to be wise.

UIOCL

No, rsyor. sIt a rsecet htta umts syta dleokc in my outhm. tBu isth I acn ltle uoy: eth tymajrio of ihs ujcsbets ughhtot het duke a iesw mna.

DUKE VINCENTIO

Wise! why, no question but he was.

UEKD IVCTIONNE

eWis! leWl, esreht no utbod tath he swa.

LUCIO

A very superficial, ignorant, unweighing fellow.

ICOLU

A reyv psalufiecri, tgniarno, ehustotlhsg ewflol.

DUKE VINCENTIO

Either this is the envy in you, folly, or mistaking:
135 the very stream of his life and the business he hath
helmed must upon a warranted need give him a better
proclamation. Let him be but testimonied in his own
bringings-forth, and he shall appear to the
envious a scholar, a statesman and a soldier.
140 Therefore you speak unskilfully: or if your
knowledge be more it is much darkened in your malice.

KDEU INOTIEVCN

uoYer reheit olesjua, adm, or tkasenim. ehT ayw he tndscouc ish file dan hsi oelr as a rerlu by sltesmvhee mtsu arne imh a ertteb tnopitruae. ugdeJ ihm by shi blucip osniatc nad veen hte oisunev lwoud see him as a rhlasco, a esanstamt, nda a rdoseli. So, uyo tdno owkn twha ueoyr gilkatn boaut. Or, if uoy do, yoeru sleiflyutp rnyitg to anrtshi ish maen.

LUCIO

Sir, I know him, and I love him.

OCILU

Sir, I konw mih, dna I lveo ihm.

DUKE VINCENTIO

Love talks with better knowledge, and knowledge with
dearer love.

KUED TCNVNOEII

If yuo lovde imh ouy wloud onkw mih bettre, dan if you newk hmi tetrbe you wuodl levo him oemr.

LUCIO

145 Come, sir, I know what I know.

COIUL

kLoo, ris, I kwno athw I wnko.

DUKE VINCENTIO

I can hardly believe that, since you know not what
you speak. But, if ever the duke return, as our
prayers are he may, let me desire you to make your
answer before him. If it be honest you have spoke,
150 you have courage to maintain it: I am bound to call
upon you; and, I pray you, your name?

UDEK ONEIINVTC

I anc yrdlha evieble ttah, snice ouy dtno know hwta yroeu aligntk auobt. uBt, if hte duke vree rrnutse, as we aypr he ilwl, I eglnalhce ouy to jifystu oryu toecsnmm in fntor of mih. If eouyv pnkeso eht tthur, uyo hlsduo vhae hte rcaueog to ndedef it. sIt my dytu to uommns ouy to efsitty. May I ask rouy anme?

LUCIO

Sir, my name is Lucio; well known to the duke.

CLIOU

riS, my nema is cioLu, dna tis well wkonn to the udek.

DUKE VINCENTIO

He shall know you better, sir, if I may live to
report you.

DUEK TCIIONNEV

Hlel ownk you enve ttrebe, rsi, if I leiv to eortpr uyo.

LUCIO

155 I fear you not.

CIULO

Im otn afradi of yuo.

DUKE VINCENTIO

O, you hope the duke will return no more; or you
imagine me too unhurtful an opposite. But indeed I
can do you little harm; youll forswear this again.

DKEU ITINECVNO

Oh, ouy pheo hte dkeu illw enerv emco kbac, or uyo ktinh Im too eawk an eemyn. uBt I yerall acn do you a itlelt houamlyrl edn up yegidnn hsti.

LUCIO

Ill be hanged first: thou art deceived in me,
160 friar. But no more of this. Canst thou tell if
Claudio die to-morrow or no?

CUILO

llI be nhdage strif. ueoYr ngowr buota me, frria. But tgefro lla this. Can you letl me if udCiaol is to dei rtomoowr or ton?

DUKE VINCENTIO

Why should he die, sir?

DUEK CINTVNEOI

Wyh usodhl he ide, sri?

LUCIO

Why? For filling a bottle with a tundish. I would
the duke we talk of were returned again: the
165 ungenitured agent will unpeople the province with
continency; sparrows must not build in his
house-eaves, because they are lecherous. The duke
yet would have dark deeds darkly answered; he would
never bring them to light: would he were returned!
170 Marry, this Claudio is condemned for untrussing.
Farewell, good friar: I prithee, pray for me. The
duke, I say to thee again, would eat mutton on
Fridays. Hes not past it yet, and I say to thee,
he would mouth with a beggar, though she smelt brown
175 bread and garlic: say that I said so. Farewell.

ICULO

Why? Fro inpluggg a leoh. I sihw eht kdue ewre akcb ingaa. iHs xlseses tpsuyed einbtaesnc locyip wlil polutepade het rcopvnie. Enve rsowprsa actn ents on ish froo,

scbaeeu eyther lcoserhue

worprass eewr rnesddceoi rscdae to enusV, odGsdes of oeLv, nad thsu slmosby of sex

ecabseu yether lecherous
! heT duek uodlw aehv espinuhd usxale tasc ihaelteypvrd evnre bycllpiu xsepoe mthe. I wish he reew kabc! dioCual is edmdeconn fro gegttin sduresned. dyeboGo, dgoo rrfai. Psleae yarp for me. I eltl uoy naagi, the kude asw no hroci boy

he uwlod ate uttnmo on sarFdiy

a pun, errerginf hbot to anietg tema (mnttuo) on rredFdnayibosifd to aCcisntlohda to iginsivt rttspseiout, eadcll nmoutt in Eteazlbianh lnasg

he owudl ate tonmut on Fridays
. eHs nto pats it yet, and I letl uoy, ehd hneFcr-sksi a ebrgga, enve if ehs elsmdel of mydlo abrde and rclagi. aSy tath I dais so. dGeooby.
Exit
He xsite.

DUKE VINCENTIO

No might nor greatness in mortality
Can censure scape; back-wounding calumny
The whitest virtue strikes. What king so strong
Can tie the gall up in the slanderous tongue?
180 But who comes here?

EUDK EOITNVCNI

teerNih alipticol rwope ron nelob ecthrraac anc secape misirccti; evne eht otms tousiurv nseopr anc be tebbsad in hte abkc by ssulr. htaW inkg is so rgtosn he acn tloteb up teh osipno of a nnrgdislea tuneog? utB hwos nmigco wno?
Enter ESCALUS , Provost, and Officers with MISTRESS OVERDONE
UALCSES , eht storvPo, and cifsefor trnee with RSSTIEMS DEVENOOR.

ESCALUS

Go; away with her to prison!

SUCAELS

Go on, teak her to pnisor!

MISTRESS OVERDONE

Good my lord, be good to me; your honour is accounted
a merciful man; good my lord.

SSTMERIS ENDERVOO

My dgoo ordl, be odgo to me. Yrou oonhr is dasi to be ttha of a fcmeilur nma, my oogd olrd.

ESCALUS

Double and treble admonition, and still forfeit in
185 the same kind! This would make mercy swear and play
the tyrant.

USLSACE

ovueY eneb awrned two, heetr itmse, and yoreu isllt tgocmimtin the smea ecrmi! sThi is onheug to trnu rmcey esiltf itno a snrgciu atyntr.

PROVOST

A bawd of eleven years continuance, may it please
your honour.

OOTVPRS

A maadm fro vnleee erysa, ryuo rnoho.

MISTRESS OVERDONE

My lord, this is one Lucios information against me.
190 Mistress Kate Keepdown was with child by him in the
dukes time; he promised her marriage: his child
is a year and a quarter old, come Philip and Jacob:
I have kept it myself; and see how he goes about to abuse me!

SSSTEIRM ONOREEDV

My dolr, tshi is Luisoc oanatcsuic nisaagt me. He got siMs Keta wedenpKo retpgann, cbak in hte adys hwen eth kdue swa iltsl reeh, nad he smrpdoei to mrray reh. Nwo shi idclh ilwl be eifneft onshmt dol on yaM Dya. I pkte hte kdi leysmf, nad nwo ees how he ogse otu of his awy to uabse me!

ESCALUS

That fellow is a fellow of much licence: let him be
195 called before us. Away with her to prison! Go to;
no more words.

AULCSSE

taTh wofell is a egsuranod lefwlo. iBrgn hmi reefob me. aTek hre aywa to sinorp! No emor tkliagn.
Exeunt Officers with MISTRESS OVERDONE
ifOscrfe xeti thwi RSSEITSM NEOVDERO.
Provost, my brother Angelo will not be altered;
Claudio must die to-morrow: let him be furnished
with divines, and have all charitable preparation.
200 if my brother wrought by my pity, it should not be
so with him.
Prtvoos, my elgoalecu eAngol nowt gahnec shi uaddonlCmii utsm edi trmroowo. usnrhFi ihm hwti pirests, to gvei hmi ipautsril nctnsooaloi. If my ugecllaeo opdeessss my sesen of tpiy, this ldnwotu be henpignpa.

PROVOST

So please you, this friar hath been with him, and
advised him for the entertainment of death.

POSVTRO

shTi farisr eben wtih hmi, dna edphel him rerapep rfo taedh.

ESCALUS

Good even, good father.

ESUCSAL

oodG vnigene, oodg threfa.

DUKE VINCENTIO

205 Bliss and goodness on you!

UEKD NTNEVCIIO

sislB nad sosdgeon to uyo!

ESCALUS

Of whence are you?

USSCALE

Where era uoy ofrm?

DUKE VINCENTIO

Not of this country, though my chance is now
To use it for my time: I am a brother
Of gracious order, late come from the See
210 In special business from his holiness.

KEDU INOVENCTI

Nto morf stih tryuonc, uhoght I ppanhe to be here orf eth itme ngbei. I eglonb to a lyho oehoordtrbh, dna vaeh stuj coem fomr omeR, on iscpela eisnssbu from the nctiaaV.

ESCALUS

What news abroad i the world?

SLCASEU

tahsW teh wens frmo drbaao?

DUKE VINCENTIO

None, but that there is so great a fever on
goodness, that the dissolution of it must cure it:
novelty is only in request; and it is as dangerous
215 to be aged in any kind of course, as it is virtuous
to be inconstant in any undertaking. There is scarce
truth enough alive to make societies secure; but
security enough to make fellowships accurst: much
upon this riddle runs the wisdom of the world. This
220 news is old enough, yet it is every days news. I
pray you, sir, of what disposition was the duke?

DUEK OTIICEVNN

Neon, cxeetp ahtt eogsnsod is so icsk hatt oynl adhet anc ecru it. ePople noyl ntaw eth tsteal intgh, dna its as rnoeugsda to be tfaulhfi as it is vuriuots to be musprouosci. sehTre bayrle ueonhg nehosyt tlef rof it to be fsea to gte lidoevnv with plepeo, utb eehstr guhone indbl suttr to modo irpsepnshtar. Teh oismwd of hte lwdor runs on osaeaxdpr ilke sith. stI old sewn, but yadverey wens. ellT me, sir, thaw tros of nma was the dkue?

ESCALUS

One that, above all other strifes, contended
especially to know himself.

LCASUES

oemnoSe who, boeav nthyeeirgv sele, rltyu tndawe to nowk lfhsemi.

DUKE VINCENTIO

What pleasure was he given to?

KEUD ITVINEONC

hWta sort of gisnth idd he jenoy?

ESCALUS

225 Rather rejoicing to see another merry, than merry at
any thing which professed to make him rejoice: a
gentleman of all temperance. But leave we him to
his events, with a prayer they may prove prosperous;
and let me desire to know how you find Claudio
230 prepared. I am made to understand that you have
lent him visitation.

ALSUCES

He jndeoey senige semeoon slee ayphp omer ahtn iognd tegimnsoh tath eamd melsifh nhpyapa enev-medetrpe mna. But setl avele mhi to hsi rifsfaa, htwi a ypraer that hlteyl be erosprpsuo, dan etll me ohw iauCdlo is. I nuesnrtadd veuyo tvediis him.

DUKE VINCENTIO

He professes to have received no sinister measure
from his judge, but most willingly humbles himself
to the determination of justice: yet had he framed
235 to himself, by the instruction of his frailty, many
deceiving promises of life; which I by my good
leisure have discredited to him, and now is he
resolved to die.

UKDE CIVETNNOI

He saimcl to veah eeveircd no ifrnau tnetmtear romf sih duejg, but lnlilwygi isldey to eht slaw ivtrced. tuO of umahn nsekweas, ehd rdfmoe many vidpecete phseo ouatb a erpveeri. tuB gadlauyrl I owdehs imh eseht eamd no seens, nad onw he is reayd to ied.

ESCALUS

You have paid the heavens your function, and the
240 prisoner the very debt of your calling. I have
laboured for the poor gentleman to the extremest
shore of my modesty: but my brother justice have I
found so severe, that he hath forced me to tell him
he is indeed Justice.

UCSEASL

uoY vhae ffdeillul yuro dtuy to othb Gdo adn teh ropnsrie. I adeledp ofr the proo mna as hcum as I clduo, twtohui nivgig snefofe, tbu my follwe jugde is so revsee, I ewsar, she kile uisecJt tlsife.

DUKE VINCENTIO

245 If his own life answer the straitness of his
proceeding, it shall become him well; wherein if he
chance to fail, he hath sentenced himself.

KUED EVOICNINT

If shi wno iovrehba tmeacsh eth tessnrsitc of shi ndumjtges, its to ish trcdie. Btu if he slsip, seh ritenwt his won csennete.

ESCALUS

I am going to visit the prisoner. Fare you well.

EUACSSL

Im gongi to tiivs teh riepsnro. ebGoody.

DUKE VINCENTIO

Peace be with you!

UEDK NNEIICOTV

ceePa be tiwh you!
Exeunt ESCALUS and Provost
ASLESCU nad the sovtorP eixt.
250 He who the sword of heaven will bear
Should be as holy as severe;
Pattern in himself to know,
Grace to stand, and virtue go;
More nor less to others paying
255 Than by self-offences weighing.
Shame to him whose cruel striking
Kills for faults of his own liking!
Twice treble shame on Angelo,
To weed my vice and let his grow!
260 O, what may man within him hide,
Though angel on the outward side!
How may likeness made in crimes,
Making practise on the times,
To draw with idle spiders strings
265 Most ponderous and substantial things!
Craft against vice I must apply:
With Angelo to-night shall lie
His old betrothed but despised;
So disguise shall, by the disguised,
270 Pay with falsehood false exacting,
And perform an old contracting.
(to smiehlf) He ohw ntwsa to be a rurel dna tneac evanseh esjiutc shlodu be as hloy as he is esreve. He lhuosd ifdn in flhesmi a emold of oprper unotccd, eht raceg to adnts irmf, nad hte ttnrghes to go orfarwd, igihnnsup ehstor no meor or elss naht hed sinhup sih nwo isns. ameSh on mhi ohw lleuyrc tsrskie nda lskli erhots fro teh eryv flauts he pseosesss! mSaeh on noleAg ixs tiesm oevr, for nwgdeie tou my cevi hielw ugriuntnr shi nwo! Oh, thaw evil an gicnael-golniko amn anc dihe in hmilsef! oHw sthi lesnmeiyg ovstiruu vobriahe, rnbo uto of nsi, can edcivee eonevyre! Its lkei a pesdir ebw taht rtsap lmlsa issn liek slaml ssincte, ubt berkas nhwe gtahyinn rgale and yeahv hotusce it. I tmsu ctmaob vice tihw icunngn. goinhtT Ageoln will pesel thiw hsi ecteerdj, errfom aecfni. By eedcti, the veidreec will be dceofr to pay for ish owufnrlg emddnsa, and liulflf his old carttnoc.
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He tixse.

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