Measure for Measure

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 1 Scene 1

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ANGELO

The heavens give safety to your purposes!

ANGELO

May heaven grant you a safe trip!

ESCALUS

Lead forth and bring you back in happiness!

ESCALUS

A happy departure, and a happy homecoming as well!

DUKE VINCENTIO

80I thank you. Fare you well.

DUKE VINCENTIO

Thank you. Goodbye.
Exit
He exits.

ESCALUS

I shall desire you, sir, to give me leave
To have free speech with you; and it concerns me
To look into the bottom of my place:
A power I have, but of what strength and nature
85I am not yet instructed.

ESCALUS

Sir, I’d like to have a frank talk with you because I want to figure out the exact nature of my new job. I know I’ve got some authority, but how much, and what kind, I’m not clear on.

ANGELO

’Tis so with me. Let us withdraw together,
And we may soon our satisfaction have
Touching that point.

ANGELO

Same with me. Let’s leave together and we'll go figure it out.

ESCALUS

I’ll wait upon your honour.

ESCALUS

I’ll accompany you.
Exeunt
Everyone exits.

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