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  Act 4 Scene 1

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ABBOT

My lord,
Before I freely speak my mind herein,
You shall not only take the sacrament
335To bury mine intents, but also to effect
Whatever I shall happen to devise.
I see your brows are full of discontent,
Your hearts of sorrow and your eyes of tears:
Come home with me to supper; and I’ll lay
340A plot shall show us all a merry day.

ABBOT

My lord, before I speak freely, you must swear to keep this a secret and also to promise that whatever plan I come up with is carried out. I see how unhappy you are. Come home with me for supper. I’ll put forward a plot that will make us all happy.
Exeunt
They exit.

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