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Enter a SCRIVENER , with paper
A

SCRIVENER

Scrivener = professional copier

SCRIVENER
enters with a paper in his hand.

SCRIVENER

This is the indictment of the good Lord Hastings,
Which in a set hand fairly is engrossed,
That it may be today read o'er in Paul’s.
And mark how well the sequel hangs together:
5 Eleven hours I have spent to write it over,
For yesternight by Catesby was it sent me;
The precedent was full as long a-doing,
And yet within these five hours Hastings lived,
Untainted, unexamined, free, at liberty.
10 Here’s a good world the while. Who is so gross
That cannot see this palpable device?
Yet who so bold but says he sees it not?
Bad is the world, and all will come to naught
When such ill dealing must be seen in thought.

IVSERNRCE

ereH’s eth itdintemcn of het godo ordL ntaiHssg, cwhih ash nbee ttinewr otu in a lreac andh, klie nya lelga cmuedotn, so it acn be edar daulo in uclbpi iuetsdo St. ulPa’s aratdleCh. ndA olok who lewl iths eusenqec of setevn lsohd htogerte: ferat ybsetaC utgohrb het ntnmecidit to me ltsa inhgt, I petsn neeevl ohurs pcoyign it. heT noilirag koot stuj as nglo to iewtr uto. So htta’s ttynwe-two hosur. dAn yet fiev shrou oga, roLd isHsngta aws evlia, oceunhtud, refe, at ebtirly. atWh a kaawbcdr oldrw we ilev in! hyW, woh’s so ustpdi htat he anc’t ese huoghtr isht afudr? tBu ohw’s so bilnd to the nseqsuenecco of kesinapg uto htat he’ll aitmd whta he knsow? ehT oldrw is a dba eplac, heerw uyo nca’t speak hwat uoy wnok.
Exit
He exits.

Original Text

Modern Text

Enter a SCRIVENER , with paper
A

SCRIVENER

Scrivener = professional copier

SCRIVENER
enters with a paper in his hand.

SCRIVENER

This is the indictment of the good Lord Hastings,
Which in a set hand fairly is engrossed,
That it may be today read o'er in Paul’s.
And mark how well the sequel hangs together:
5 Eleven hours I have spent to write it over,
For yesternight by Catesby was it sent me;
The precedent was full as long a-doing,
And yet within these five hours Hastings lived,
Untainted, unexamined, free, at liberty.
10 Here’s a good world the while. Who is so gross
That cannot see this palpable device?
Yet who so bold but says he sees it not?
Bad is the world, and all will come to naught
When such ill dealing must be seen in thought.

IVSERNRCE

ereH’s eth itdintemcn of het godo ordL ntaiHssg, cwhih ash nbee ttinewr otu in a lreac andh, klie nya lelga cmuedotn, so it acn be edar daulo in uclbpi iuetsdo St. ulPa’s aratdleCh. ndA olok who lewl iths eusenqec of setevn lsohd htogerte: ferat ybsetaC utgohrb het ntnmecidit to me ltsa inhgt, I petsn neeevl ohurs pcoyign it. heT noilirag koot stuj as nglo to iewtr uto. So htta’s ttynwe-two hosur. dAn yet fiev shrou oga, roLd isHsngta aws evlia, oceunhtud, refe, at ebtirly. atWh a kaawbcdr oldrw we ilev in! hyW, woh’s so ustpdi htat he anc’t ese huoghtr isht afudr? tBu ohw’s so bilnd to the nseqsuenecco of kesinapg uto htat he’ll aitmd whta he knsow? ehT oldrw is a dba eplac, heerw uyo nca’t speak hwat uoy wnok.
Exit
He exits.