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      <article class="book" id="R.1">
         <header class="book-titlepage">
            <h1>Measure for Measure</h1>
         </header>
         <div class="lists-of-titles">
            <div class="toc">
               <p>
                  <b>Table of Contents</b>
               </p>
               <ul class="toc">
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.2">1. Dramatis Personae</a>
                     </span>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.3">1. ACT I</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  An apartment in the DUKE'S palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II.  A Street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III.  A monastery.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE IV.  A nunnery.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.4">2. ACT II</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  A hall In ANGELO's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II.  Another room in the same.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in a prison.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.5">4. SCENE IV.  A room in ANGELO's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.5">3. ACT III</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I.  A room in the prison.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II.  The street before the prison.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.6">4. ACT IV</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. SCENE I.  The moated grange at ST. LUKE's.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE II.  A room in the prison.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.4">3. SCENE III.  Another room in the same.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.5">4. SCENE IV.  A room in ANGELO's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.6">5. SCENE V.  Fields without the town.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.7">6. SCENE VI.  Street near the city gate.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.7">5. ACT V</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. SCENE I.  The city gate.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
               </ul>
            </div>
         </div>
         <article class="preface" id="R.1.2">
            <header class="preface-titlepage">
               <h2>Dramatis Personae</h2>
            </header>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">VINCENTIO, the Duke. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">ANGELO, Deputy.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">ESCALUS, an ancient Lord.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">CLAUDIO, a young gentleman.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">LUCIO, a fantastic.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Two other gentlemen.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Provost.</span>
            </p>
            <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
               <tr>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">
                        <span class="personname">PETER</span>
                        <span class="personname">THOMAS</span>
                     </span>
                  </td>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">two friars.</span>
                  </td>
               </tr>
            </table>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">A Justice.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">VARRIUS</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">ELBOW, a simple constable.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">FROTH, a foolish gentleman.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">POMPEY, servant to Mistress Overdone.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">ABHORSON, an executioner.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">BARNARDINE, a dissolute prisoner.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">ISABELLA, sister to Claudio.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">MARIANA, betrothed to Angelo.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">JULIET, beloved of Claudio.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">FRANCISCA, a nun.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">MISTRESS OVERDONE, a bawd.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Lords, Officers, Citizens, Boy, and Attendant.</span>
            </p>
            <p>SCENE  Vienna.</p>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.3">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 1. ACT I</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  An apartment in the DUKE'S palace.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II.  A Street.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III.  A monastery.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE IV.  A nunnery.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  An apartment in the DUKE'S palace.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter DUKE VINCENTIO, ESCALUS, Lords and
Attendants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Escalus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Of government the properties to unfold,</div>
                     <div class="line">Would seem in me to affect speech and discourse;</div>
                     <div class="line">Since I am put to know that your own science</div>
                     <div class="line">Exceeds, in that, the lists of all advice</div>
                     <div class="line">My strength can give you: then no more remains,</div>
                     <div class="line">But that to your sufficiency, as your Worth is able,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let them work. The nature of our people,</div>
                     <div class="line">Our city's institutions, and the terms</div>
                     <div class="line">For common justice, you're as pregnant in</div>
                     <div class="line">As art and practise hath enriched any</div>
                     <div class="line">That we remember. There is our commission,</div>
                     <div class="line">From which we would not have you warp. Call hither,</div>
                     <div class="line">I say, bid come before us Angelo.</div>
                     <p>Exit an Attendant</p>
                     <div class="line">What figure of us think you he will bear?</div>
                     <div class="line">For you must know, we have with special soul</div>
                     <div class="line">Elected him our absence to supply,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lent him our terror, dress'd him with our love,</div>
                     <div class="line">And given his deputation all the organs</div>
                     <div class="line">Of our own power: what think you of it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">If any in Vienna be of worth</div>
                     <div class="line">To undergo such ample grace and honour,</div>
                     <div class="line">It is Lord Angelo.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Look where he comes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ANGELO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Always obedient to your grace's will,</div>
                     <div class="line">I come to know your pleasure.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Angelo,</div>
                     <div class="line">There is a kind of character in thy life,</div>
                     <div class="line">That to the observer doth thy history</div>
                     <div class="line">Fully unfold. Thyself and thy belongings</div>
                     <div class="line">Are not thine own so proper as to waste</div>
                     <div class="line">Thyself upon thy virtues, they on thee.</div>
                     <div class="line">Heaven doth with us as we with torches do,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues</div>
                     <div class="line">Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike</div>
                     <div class="line">As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touch'd</div>
                     <div class="line">But to fine issues, nor Nature never lends</div>
                     <div class="line">The smallest scruple of her excellence</div>
                     <div class="line">But, like a thrifty goddess, she determines</div>
                     <div class="line">Herself the glory of a creditor,</div>
                     <div class="line">Both thanks and use. But I do bend my speech</div>
                     <div class="line">To one that can my part in him advertise;</div>
                     <div class="line">Hold therefore, Angelo:--</div>
                     <div class="line">In our remove be thou at full ourself;</div>
                     <div class="line">Mortality and mercy in Vienna</div>
                     <div class="line">Live in thy tongue and heart: old Escalus,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though first in question, is thy secondary.</div>
                     <div class="line">Take thy commission.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, good my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let there be some more test made of my metal,</div>
                     <div class="line">Before so noble and so great a figure</div>
                     <div class="line">Be stamp'd upon it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">No more evasion:</div>
                     <div class="line">We have with a leaven'd and prepared choice</div>
                     <div class="line">Proceeded to you; therefore take your honours.</div>
                     <div class="line">Our haste from hence is of so quick condition</div>
                     <div class="line">That it prefers itself and leaves unquestion'd</div>
                     <div class="line">Matters of needful value. We shall write to you,</div>
                     <div class="line">As time and our concernings shall importune,</div>
                     <div class="line">How it goes with us, and do look to know</div>
                     <div class="line">What doth befall you here. So, fare you well;</div>
                     <div class="line">To the hopeful execution do I leave you</div>
                     <div class="line">Of your commissions.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet give leave, my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">That we may bring you something on the way.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">My haste may not admit it;</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor need you, on mine honour, have to do</div>
                     <div class="line">With any scruple; your scope is as mine own</div>
                     <div class="line">So to enforce or qualify the laws</div>
                     <div class="line">As to your soul seems good. Give me your hand:</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll privily away. I love the people,</div>
                     <div class="line">But do not like to stage me to their eyes:</div>
                     <div class="line">Through it do well, I do not relish well</div>
                     <div class="line">Their loud applause and Aves vehement;</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor do I think the man of safe discretion</div>
                     <div class="line">That does affect it. Once more, fare you well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">The heavens give safety to your purposes!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Lead forth and bring you back in happiness!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank you. Fare you well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall desire you, sir, to give me leave</div>
                     <div class="line">To have free speech with you; and it concerns me</div>
                     <div class="line">To look into the bottom of my place:</div>
                     <div class="line">A power I have, but of what strength and nature</div>
                     <div class="line">I am not yet instructed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis so with me. Let us withdraw together,</div>
                     <div class="line">And we may soon our satisfaction have</div>
                     <div class="line">Touching that point.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll wait upon your honour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  A Street.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter LUCIO and two Gentlemen</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">If the duke with the other dukes come not to</div>
                     <div class="line">composition with the King of Hungary, why then all</div>
                     <div class="line">the dukes fall upon the king.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Heaven grant us its peace, but not the King of</div>
                     <div class="line">Hungary's!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Amen.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou concludest like the sanctimonious pirate, that</div>
                     <div class="line">went to sea with the Ten Commandments, but scraped</div>
                     <div class="line">one out of the table.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">'Thou shalt not steal'?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, that he razed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, 'twas a commandment to command the captain and</div>
                     <div class="line">all the rest from their functions: they put forth</div>
                     <div class="line">to steal. There's not a soldier of us all, that, in</div>
                     <div class="line">the thanksgiving before meat, do relish the petition</div>
                     <div class="line">well that prays for peace.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">I never heard any soldier dislike it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I believe thee; for I think thou never wast where</div>
                     <div class="line">grace was said.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">No? a dozen times at least.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">What, in metre?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">In any proportion or in any language.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">I think, or in any religion.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, why not? Grace is grace, despite of all</div>
                     <div class="line">controversy: as, for example, thou thyself art a</div>
                     <div class="line">wicked villain, despite of all grace.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, there went but a pair of shears between us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I grant; as there may between the lists and the</div>
                     <div class="line">velvet. Thou art the list.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">And thou the velvet: thou art good velvet; thou'rt</div>
                     <div class="line">a three-piled piece, I warrant thee: I had as lief</div>
                     <div class="line">be a list of an English kersey as be piled, as thou</div>
                     <div class="line">art piled, for a French velvet. Do I speak</div>
                     <div class="line">feelingly now?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I think thou dost; and, indeed, with most painful</div>
                     <div class="line">feeling of thy speech: I will, out of thine own</div>
                     <div class="line">confession, learn to begin thy health; but, whilst I</div>
                     <div class="line">live, forget to drink after thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">I think I have done myself wrong, have I not?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, that thou hast, whether thou art tainted or free.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Behold, behold. where Madam Mitigation comes! I</div>
                     <div class="line">have purchased as many diseases under her roof as come to--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">To what, I pray?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Judge.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">To three thousand dolours a year.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, and more.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">A French crown more.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art always figuring diseases in me; but thou</div>
                     <div class="line">art full of error; I am sound.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, not as one would say, healthy; but so sound as</div>
                     <div class="line">things that are hollow: thy bones are hollow;</div>
                     <div class="line">impiety has made a feast of thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter MISTRESS OVERDONE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">How now! which of your hips has the most profound sciatica?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, well; there's one yonder arrested and carried</div>
                     <div class="line">to prison was worth five thousand of you all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Who's that, I pray thee?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, sir, that's Claudio, Signior Claudio.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Claudio to prison? 'tis not so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, but I know 'tis so: I saw him arrested, saw</div>
                     <div class="line">him carried away; and, which is more, within these</div>
                     <div class="line">three days his head to be chopped off.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">But, after all this fooling, I would not have it so.</div>
                     <div class="line">Art thou sure of this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                     <div class="line">I am too sure of it: and it is for getting Madam</div>
                     <div class="line">Julietta with child.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Believe me, this may be: he promised to meet me two</div>
                     <div class="line">hours since, and he was ever precise in</div>
                     <div class="line">promise-keeping.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Besides, you know, it draws something near to the</div>
                     <div class="line">speech we had to such a purpose.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">But, most of all, agreeing with the proclamation.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Away! let's go learn the truth of it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt LUCIO and Gentlemen</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus, what with the war, what with the sweat, what</div>
                     <div class="line">with the gallows and what with poverty, I am</div>
                     <div class="line">custom-shrunk.</div>
                     <p>Enter POMPEY</p>
                     <div class="line">How now! what's the news with you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Yonder man is carried to prison.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                     <div class="line">Well; what has he done?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">A woman.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                     <div class="line">But what's his offence?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Groping for trouts in a peculiar river.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                     <div class="line">What, is there a maid with child by him?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">No, but there's a woman with maid by him. You have</div>
                     <div class="line">not heard of the proclamation, have you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                     <div class="line">What proclamation, man?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">All houses in the suburbs of Vienna must be plucked down.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                     <div class="line">And what shall become of those in the city?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">They shall stand for seed: they had gone down too,</div>
                     <div class="line">but that a wise burgher put in for them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                     <div class="line">But shall all our houses of resort in the suburbs be</div>
                     <div class="line">pulled down?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">To the ground, mistress.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, here's a change indeed in the commonwealth!</div>
                     <div class="line">What shall become of me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Come; fear you not: good counsellors lack no</div>
                     <div class="line">clients: though you change your place, you need not</div>
                     <div class="line">change your trade; I'll be your tapster still.</div>
                     <div class="line">Courage! there will be pity taken on you: you that</div>
                     <div class="line">have worn your eyes almost out in the service, you</div>
                     <div class="line">will be considered.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                     <div class="line">What's to do here, Thomas tapster? let's withdraw.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Here comes Signior Claudio, led by the provost to</div>
                     <div class="line">prison; and there's Madam Juliet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
               <p>Enter Provost, CLAUDIO, JULIET, and Officers</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Fellow, why dost thou show me thus to the world?</div>
                     <div class="line">Bear me to prison, where I am committed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">I do it not in evil disposition,</div>
                     <div class="line">But from Lord Angelo by special charge.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus can the demigod Authority</div>
                     <div class="line">Make us pay down for our offence by weight</div>
                     <div class="line">The words of heaven; on whom it will, it will;</div>
                     <div class="line">On whom it will not, so; yet still 'tis just.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter LUCIO and two Gentlemen</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, how now, Claudio! whence comes this restraint?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">From too much liberty, my Lucio, liberty:</div>
                     <div class="line">As surfeit is the father of much fast,</div>
                     <div class="line">So every scope by the immoderate use</div>
                     <div class="line">Turns to restraint. Our natures do pursue,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like rats that ravin down their proper bane,</div>
                     <div class="line">A thirsty evil; and when we drink we die.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">If could speak so wisely under an arrest, I would</div>
                     <div class="line">send for certain of my creditors: and yet, to say</div>
                     <div class="line">the truth, I had as lief have the foppery of freedom</div>
                     <div class="line">as the morality of imprisonment. What's thy</div>
                     <div class="line">offence, Claudio?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">What but to speak of would offend again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">What, is't murder?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">No.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Lechery?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Call it so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Away, sir! you must go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">One word, good friend. Lucio, a word with you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">A hundred, if they'll do you any good.</div>
                     <div class="line">Is lechery so look'd after?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus stands it with me: upon a true contract</div>
                     <div class="line">I got possession of Julietta's bed:</div>
                     <div class="line">You know the lady; she is fast my wife,</div>
                     <div class="line">Save that we do the denunciation lack</div>
                     <div class="line">Of outward order: this we came not to,</div>
                     <div class="line">Only for propagation of a dower</div>
                     <div class="line">Remaining in the coffer of her friends,</div>
                     <div class="line">From whom we thought it meet to hide our love</div>
                     <div class="line">Till time had made them for us. But it chances</div>
                     <div class="line">The stealth of our most mutual entertainment</div>
                     <div class="line">With character too gross is writ on Juliet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">With child, perhaps?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Unhappily, even so.</div>
                     <div class="line">And the new deputy now for the duke--</div>
                     <div class="line">Whether it be the fault and glimpse of newness,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or whether that the body public be</div>
                     <div class="line">A horse whereon the governor doth ride,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, newly in the seat, that it may know</div>
                     <div class="line">He can command, lets it straight feel the spur;</div>
                     <div class="line">Whether the tyranny be in his place,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or in his emmence that fills it up,</div>
                     <div class="line">I stagger in:--but this new governor</div>
                     <div class="line">Awakes me all the enrolled penalties</div>
                     <div class="line">Which have, like unscour'd armour, hung by the wall</div>
                     <div class="line">So long that nineteen zodiacs have gone round</div>
                     <div class="line">And none of them been worn; and, for a name,</div>
                     <div class="line">Now puts the drowsy and neglected act</div>
                     <div class="line">Freshly on me: 'tis surely for a name.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I warrant it is: and thy head stands so tickle on</div>
                     <div class="line">thy shoulders that a milkmaid, if she be in love,</div>
                     <div class="line">may sigh it off. Send after the duke and appeal to</div>
                     <div class="line">him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I have done so, but he's not to be found.</div>
                     <div class="line">I prithee, Lucio, do me this kind service:</div>
                     <div class="line">This day my sister should the cloister enter</div>
                     <div class="line">And there receive her approbation:</div>
                     <div class="line">Acquaint her with the danger of my state:</div>
                     <div class="line">Implore her, in my voice, that she make friends</div>
                     <div class="line">To the strict deputy; bid herself assay him:</div>
                     <div class="line">I have great hope in that; for in her youth</div>
                     <div class="line">There is a prone and speechless dialect,</div>
                     <div class="line">Such as move men; beside, she hath prosperous art</div>
                     <div class="line">When she will play with reason and discourse,</div>
                     <div class="line">And well she can persuade.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray she may; as well for the encouragement of the</div>
                     <div class="line">like, which else would stand under grievous</div>
                     <div class="line">imposition, as for the enjoying of thy life, who I</div>
                     <div class="line">would be sorry should be thus foolishly lost at a</div>
                     <div class="line">game of tick-tack. I'll to her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank you, good friend Lucio.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Within two hours.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, officer, away!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  A monastery.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter DUKE VINCENTIO and FRIAR THOMAS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">No, holy father; throw away that thought;</div>
                     <div class="line">Believe not that the dribbling dart of love</div>
                     <div class="line">Can pierce a complete bosom. Why I desire thee</div>
                     <div class="line">To give me secret harbour, hath a purpose</div>
                     <div class="line">More grave and wrinkled than the aims and ends</div>
                     <div class="line">Of burning youth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FRIAR THOMAS</div>
                     <div class="line">May your grace speak of it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">My holy sir, none better knows than you</div>
                     <div class="line">How I have ever loved the life removed</div>
                     <div class="line">And held in idle price to haunt assemblies</div>
                     <div class="line">Where youth, and cost, and witless bravery keeps.</div>
                     <div class="line">I have deliver'd to Lord Angelo,</div>
                     <div class="line">A man of stricture and firm abstinence,</div>
                     <div class="line">My absolute power and place here in Vienna,</div>
                     <div class="line">And he supposes me travell'd to Poland;</div>
                     <div class="line">For so I have strew'd it in the common ear,</div>
                     <div class="line">And so it is received. Now, pious sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">You will demand of me why I do this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FRIAR THOMAS</div>
                     <div class="line">Gladly, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">We have strict statutes and most biting laws.</div>
                     <div class="line">The needful bits and curbs to headstrong weeds,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which for this nineteen years we have let slip;</div>
                     <div class="line">Even like an o'ergrown lion in a cave,</div>
                     <div class="line">That goes not out to prey. Now, as fond fathers,</div>
                     <div class="line">Having bound up the threatening twigs of birch,</div>
                     <div class="line">Only to stick it in their children's sight</div>
                     <div class="line">For terror, not to use, in time the rod</div>
                     <div class="line">Becomes more mock'd than fear'd; so our decrees,</div>
                     <div class="line">Dead to infliction, to themselves are dead;</div>
                     <div class="line">And liberty plucks justice by the nose;</div>
                     <div class="line">The baby beats the nurse, and quite athwart</div>
                     <div class="line">Goes all decorum.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FRIAR THOMAS</div>
                     <div class="line">It rested in your grace</div>
                     <div class="line">To unloose this tied-up justice when you pleased:</div>
                     <div class="line">And it in you more dreadful would have seem'd</div>
                     <div class="line">Than in Lord Angelo.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I do fear, too dreadful:</div>
                     <div class="line">Sith 'twas my fault to give the people scope,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twould be my tyranny to strike and gall them</div>
                     <div class="line">For what I bid them do: for we bid this be done,</div>
                     <div class="line">When evil deeds have their permissive pass</div>
                     <div class="line">And not the punishment. Therefore indeed, my father,</div>
                     <div class="line">I have on Angelo imposed the office;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who may, in the ambush of my name, strike home,</div>
                     <div class="line">And yet my nature never in the fight</div>
                     <div class="line">To do in slander. And to behold his sway,</div>
                     <div class="line">I will, as 'twere a brother of your order,</div>
                     <div class="line">Visit both prince and people: therefore, I prithee,</div>
                     <div class="line">Supply me with the habit and instruct me</div>
                     <div class="line">How I may formally in person bear me</div>
                     <div class="line">Like a true friar. More reasons for this action</div>
                     <div class="line">At our more leisure shall I render you;</div>
                     <div class="line">Only, this one: Lord Angelo is precise;</div>
                     <div class="line">Stands at a guard with envy; scarce confesses</div>
                     <div class="line">That his blood flows, or that his appetite</div>
                     <div class="line">Is more to bread than stone: hence shall we see,</div>
                     <div class="line">If power change purpose, what our seemers be.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV.  A nunnery.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ISABELLA and FRANCISCA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">And have you nuns no farther privileges?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FRANCISCA</div>
                     <div class="line">Are not these large enough?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, truly; I speak not as desiring more;</div>
                     <div class="line">But rather wishing a more strict restraint</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the sisterhood, the votarists of Saint Clare.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Within</span>  Ho! Peace be in this place!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Who's that which calls?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FRANCISCA</div>
                     <div class="line">It is a man's voice. Gentle Isabella,</div>
                     <div class="line">Turn you the key, and know his business of him;</div>
                     <div class="line">You may, I may not; you are yet unsworn.</div>
                     <div class="line">When you have vow'd, you must not speak with men</div>
                     <div class="line">But in the presence of the prioress:</div>
                     <div class="line">Then, if you speak, you must not show your face,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or, if you show your face, you must not speak.</div>
                     <div class="line">He calls again; I pray you, answer him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace and prosperity! Who is't that calls</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter LUCIO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Hail, virgin, if you be, as those cheek-roses</div>
                     <div class="line">Proclaim you are no less! Can you so stead me</div>
                     <div class="line">As bring me to the sight of Isabella,</div>
                     <div class="line">A novice of this place and the fair sister</div>
                     <div class="line">To her unhappy brother Claudio?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Why 'her unhappy brother'? let me ask,</div>
                     <div class="line">The rather for I now must make you know</div>
                     <div class="line">I am that Isabella and his sister.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Gentle and fair, your brother kindly greets you:</div>
                     <div class="line">Not to be weary with you, he's in prison.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Woe me! for what?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">For that which, if myself might be his judge,</div>
                     <div class="line">He should receive his punishment in thanks:</div>
                     <div class="line">He hath got his friend with child.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, make me not your story.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">It is true.</div>
                     <div class="line">I would not--though 'tis my familiar sin</div>
                     <div class="line">With maids to seem the lapwing and to jest,</div>
                     <div class="line">Tongue far from heart--play with all virgins so:</div>
                     <div class="line">I hold you as a thing ensky'd and sainted.</div>
                     <div class="line">By your renouncement an immortal spirit,</div>
                     <div class="line">And to be talk'd with in sincerity,</div>
                     <div class="line">As with a saint.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">You do blaspheme the good in mocking me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Do not believe it. Fewness and truth, 'tis thus:</div>
                     <div class="line">Your brother and his lover have embraced:</div>
                     <div class="line">As those that feed grow full, as blossoming time</div>
                     <div class="line">That from the seedness the bare fallow brings</div>
                     <div class="line">To teeming foison, even so her plenteous womb</div>
                     <div class="line">Expresseth his full tilth and husbandry.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Some one with child by him? My cousin Juliet?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Is she your cousin?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Adoptedly; as school-maids change their names</div>
                     <div class="line">By vain though apt affection.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">She it is.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, let him marry her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">This is the point.</div>
                     <div class="line">The duke is very strangely gone from hence;</div>
                     <div class="line">Bore many gentlemen, myself being one,</div>
                     <div class="line">In hand and hope of action: but we do learn</div>
                     <div class="line">By those that know the very nerves of state,</div>
                     <div class="line">His givings-out were of an infinite distance</div>
                     <div class="line">From his true-meant design. Upon his place,</div>
                     <div class="line">And with full line of his authority,</div>
                     <div class="line">Governs Lord Angelo; a man whose blood</div>
                     <div class="line">Is very snow-broth; one who never feels</div>
                     <div class="line">The wanton stings and motions of the sense,</div>
                     <div class="line">But doth rebate and blunt his natural edge</div>
                     <div class="line">With profits of the mind, study and fast.</div>
                     <div class="line">He--to give fear to use and liberty,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which have for long run by the hideous law,</div>
                     <div class="line">As mice by lions--hath pick'd out an act,</div>
                     <div class="line">Under whose heavy sense your brother's life</div>
                     <div class="line">Falls into forfeit: he arrests him on it;</div>
                     <div class="line">And follows close the rigour of the statute,</div>
                     <div class="line">To make him an example. All hope is gone,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unless you have the grace by your fair prayer</div>
                     <div class="line">To soften Angelo: and that's my pith of business</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twixt you and your poor brother.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Doth he so seek his life?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Has censured him</div>
                     <div class="line">Already; and, as I hear, the provost hath</div>
                     <div class="line">A warrant for his execution.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas! what poor ability's in me</div>
                     <div class="line">To do him good?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Assay the power you have.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">My power? Alas, I doubt--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Our doubts are traitors</div>
                     <div class="line">And make us lose the good we oft might win</div>
                     <div class="line">By fearing to attempt. Go to Lord Angelo,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let him learn to know, when maidens sue,</div>
                     <div class="line">Men give like gods; but when they weep and kneel,</div>
                     <div class="line">All their petitions are as freely theirs</div>
                     <div class="line">As they themselves would owe them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll see what I can do.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">But speedily.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">I will about it straight;</div>
                     <div class="line">No longer staying but to give the mother</div>
                     <div class="line">Notice of my affair. I humbly thank you:</div>
                     <div class="line">Commend me to my brother: soon at night</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll send him certain word of my success.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I take my leave of you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Good sir, adieu.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.4">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 2. ACT II</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  A hall In ANGELO's house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II.  Another room in the same.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in a prison.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.5">4. SCENE IV.  A room in ANGELO's house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  A hall In ANGELO's house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ANGELO, ESCALUS, and a Justice, Provost,
Officers, and other Attendants, behind</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">We must not make a scarecrow of the law,</div>
                     <div class="line">Setting it up to fear the birds of prey,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let it keep one shape, till custom make it</div>
                     <div class="line">Their perch and not their terror.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, but yet</div>
                     <div class="line">Let us be keen, and rather cut a little,</div>
                     <div class="line">Than fall, and bruise to death. Alas, this gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom I would save, had a most noble father!</div>
                     <div class="line">Let but your honour know,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom I believe to be most strait in virtue,</div>
                     <div class="line">That, in the working of your own affections,</div>
                     <div class="line">Had time cohered with place or place with wishing,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or that the resolute acting of your blood</div>
                     <div class="line">Could have attain'd the effect of your own purpose,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whether you had not sometime in your life</div>
                     <div class="line">Err'd in this point which now you censure him,</div>
                     <div class="line">And pull'd the law upon you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis one thing to be tempted, Escalus,</div>
                     <div class="line">Another thing to fall. I not deny,</div>
                     <div class="line">The jury, passing on the prisoner's life,</div>
                     <div class="line">May in the sworn twelve have a thief or two</div>
                     <div class="line">Guiltier than him they try. What's open made to justice,</div>
                     <div class="line">That justice seizes: what know the laws</div>
                     <div class="line">That thieves do pass on thieves? 'Tis very pregnant,</div>
                     <div class="line">The jewel that we find, we stoop and take't</div>
                     <div class="line">Because we see it; but what we do not see</div>
                     <div class="line">We tread upon, and never think of it.</div>
                     <div class="line">You may not so extenuate his offence</div>
                     <div class="line">For I have had such faults; but rather tell me,</div>
                     <div class="line">When I, that censure him, do so offend,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let mine own judgment pattern out my death,</div>
                     <div class="line">And nothing come in partial. Sir, he must die.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Be it as your wisdom will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is the provost?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, if it like your honour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">See that Claudio</div>
                     <div class="line">Be executed by nine to-morrow morning:</div>
                     <div class="line">Bring him his confessor, let him be prepared;</div>
                     <div class="line">For that's the utmost of his pilgrimage.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit Provost</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  Well, heaven forgive him! and forgive us all!</div>
                     <div class="line">Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall:</div>
                     <div class="line">Some run from brakes of ice, and answer none:</div>
                     <div class="line">And some condemned for a fault alone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ELBOW, and Officers with FROTH and POMPEY</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, bring them away: if these be good people in</div>
                     <div class="line">a commonweal that do nothing but use their abuses in</div>
                     <div class="line">common houses, I know no law: bring them away.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, sir! What's your name? and what's the matter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">If it Please your honour, I am the poor duke's</div>
                     <div class="line">constable, and my name is Elbow: I do lean upon</div>
                     <div class="line">justice, sir, and do bring in here before your good</div>
                     <div class="line">honour two notorious benefactors.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Benefactors? Well; what benefactors are they? are</div>
                     <div class="line">they not malefactors?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">If it? please your honour, I know not well what they</div>
                     <div class="line">are: but precise villains they are, that I am sure</div>
                     <div class="line">of; and void of all profanation in the world that</div>
                     <div class="line">good Christians ought to have.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">This comes off well; here's a wise officer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Go to: what quality are they of? Elbow is your</div>
                     <div class="line">name? why dost thou not speak, Elbow?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">He cannot, sir; he's out at elbow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">What are you, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">He, sir! a tapster, sir; parcel-bawd; one that</div>
                     <div class="line">serves a bad woman; whose house, sir, was, as they</div>
                     <div class="line">say, plucked down in the suburbs; and now she</div>
                     <div class="line">professes a hot-house, which, I think, is a very ill house too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How know you that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">My wife, sir, whom I detest before heaven and your honour,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How? thy wife?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, sir; whom, I thank heaven, is an honest woman,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Dost thou detest her therefore?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">I say, sir, I will detest myself also, as well as</div>
                     <div class="line">she, that this house, if it be not a bawd's house,</div>
                     <div class="line">it is pity of her life, for it is a naughty house.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How dost thou know that, constable?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, sir, by my wife; who, if she had been a woman</div>
                     <div class="line">cardinally given, might have been accused in</div>
                     <div class="line">fornication, adultery, and all uncleanliness there.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">By the woman's means?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, sir, by Mistress Overdone's means: but as she</div>
                     <div class="line">spit in his face, so she defied him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, if it please your honour, this is not so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Prove it before these varlets here, thou honourable</div>
                     <div class="line">man; prove it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you hear how he misplaces?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, she came in great with child; and longing,</div>
                     <div class="line">saving your honour's reverence, for stewed prunes;</div>
                     <div class="line">sir, we had but two in the house, which at that very</div>
                     <div class="line">distant time stood, as it were, in a fruit-dish, a</div>
                     <div class="line">dish of some three-pence; your honours have seen</div>
                     <div class="line">such dishes; they are not China dishes, but very</div>
                     <div class="line">good dishes,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Go to, go to: no matter for the dish, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">No, indeed, sir, not of a pin; you are therein in</div>
                     <div class="line">the right: but to the point. As I say, this</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Elbow, being, as I say, with child, and</div>
                     <div class="line">being great-bellied, and longing, as I said, for</div>
                     <div class="line">prunes; and having but two in the dish, as I said,</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Froth here, this very man, having eaten the</div>
                     <div class="line">rest, as I said, and, as I say, paying for them very</div>
                     <div class="line">honestly; for, as you know, Master Froth, I could</div>
                     <div class="line">not give you three-pence again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FROTH</div>
                     <div class="line">No, indeed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Very well: you being then, if you be remembered,</div>
                     <div class="line">cracking the stones of the foresaid prunes,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FROTH</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, so I did indeed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, very well; I telling you then, if you be</div>
                     <div class="line">remembered, that such a one and such a one were past</div>
                     <div class="line">cure of the thing you wot of, unless they kept very</div>
                     <div class="line">good diet, as I told you,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FROTH</div>
                     <div class="line">All this is true.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, very well, then,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, you are a tedious fool: to the purpose. What</div>
                     <div class="line">was done to Elbow's wife, that he hath cause to</div>
                     <div class="line">complain of? Come me to what was done to her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, your honour cannot come to that yet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No, sir, nor I mean it not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, but you shall come to it, by your honour's</div>
                     <div class="line">leave. And, I beseech you, look into Master Froth</div>
                     <div class="line">here, sir; a man of four-score pound a year; whose</div>
                     <div class="line">father died at Hallowmas: was't not at Hallowmas,</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Froth?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FROTH</div>
                     <div class="line">All-hallond eve.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, very well; I hope here be truths. He, sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">sitting, as I say, in a lower chair, sir; 'twas in</div>
                     <div class="line">the Bunch of Grapes, where indeed you have a delight</div>
                     <div class="line">to sit, have you not?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FROTH</div>
                     <div class="line">I have so; because it is an open room and good for winter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, very well, then; I hope here be truths.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">This will last out a night in Russia,</div>
                     <div class="line">When nights are longest there: I'll take my leave.</div>
                     <div class="line">And leave you to the hearing of the cause;</div>
                     <div class="line">Hoping you'll find good cause to whip them all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I think no less. Good morrow to your lordship.</div>
                     <p>Exit ANGELO</p>
                     <div class="line">Now, sir, come on: what was done to Elbow's wife, once more?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Once, sir? there was nothing done to her once.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">I beseech you, sir, ask him what this man did to my wife.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">I beseech your honour, ask me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, sir; what did this gentleman to her?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">I beseech you, sir, look in this gentleman's face.</div>
                     <div class="line">Good Master Froth, look upon his honour; 'tis for a</div>
                     <div class="line">good purpose. Doth your honour mark his face?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, sir, very well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay; I beseech you, mark it well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, I do so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Doth your honour see any harm in his face?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, no.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll be supposed upon a book, his face is the worst</div>
                     <div class="line">thing about him. Good, then; if his face be the</div>
                     <div class="line">worst thing about him, how could Master Froth do the</div>
                     <div class="line">constable's wife any harm? I would know that of</div>
                     <div class="line">your honour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He's in the right. Constable, what say you to it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">First, an it like you, the house is a respected</div>
                     <div class="line">house; next, this is a respected fellow; and his</div>
                     <div class="line">mistress is a respected woman.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">By this hand, sir, his wife is a more respected</div>
                     <div class="line">person than any of us all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Varlet, thou liest; thou liest, wicked varlet! the</div>
                     <div class="line">time has yet to come that she was ever respected</div>
                     <div class="line">with man, woman, or child.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, she was respected with him before he married with her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Which is the wiser here? Justice or Iniquity? Is</div>
                     <div class="line">this true?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">O thou caitiff! O thou varlet! O thou wicked</div>
                     <div class="line">Hannibal! I respected with her before I was married</div>
                     <div class="line">to her! If ever I was respected with her, or she</div>
                     <div class="line">with me, let not your worship think me the poor</div>
                     <div class="line">duke's officer. Prove this, thou wicked Hannibal, or</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll have mine action of battery on thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">If he took you a box o' the ear, you might have your</div>
                     <div class="line">action of slander too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, I thank your good worship for it. What is't</div>
                     <div class="line">your worship's pleasure I shall do with this wicked caitiff?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Truly, officer, because he hath some offences in him</div>
                     <div class="line">that thou wouldst discover if thou couldst, let him</div>
                     <div class="line">continue in his courses till thou knowest what they</div>
                     <div class="line">are.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, I thank your worship for it. Thou seest, thou</div>
                     <div class="line">wicked varlet, now, what's come upon thee: thou art</div>
                     <div class="line">to continue now, thou varlet; thou art to continue.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Where were you born, friend?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FROTH</div>
                     <div class="line">Here in Vienna, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Are you of fourscore pounds a year?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FROTH</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, an't please you, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">So. What trade are you of, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPHEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Tapster; a poor widow's tapster.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Your mistress' name?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPHEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Overdone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath she had any more than one husband?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Nine, sir; Overdone by the last.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Nine! Come hither to me, Master Froth. Master</div>
                     <div class="line">Froth, I would not have you acquainted with</div>
                     <div class="line">tapsters: they will draw you, Master Froth, and you</div>
                     <div class="line">will hang them. Get you gone, and let me hear no</div>
                     <div class="line">more of you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FROTH</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank your worship. For mine own part, I never</div>
                     <div class="line">come into any room in a tap-house, but I am drawn</div>
                     <div class="line">in.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, no more of it, Master Froth: farewell.</div>
                     <p>Exit FROTH</p>
                     <div class="line">Come you hither to me, Master tapster. What's your</div>
                     <div class="line">name, Master tapster?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Pompey.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What else?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Bum, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Troth, and your bum is the greatest thing about you;</div>
                     <div class="line">so that in the beastliest sense you are Pompey the</div>
                     <div class="line">Great. Pompey, you are partly a bawd, Pompey,</div>
                     <div class="line">howsoever you colour it in being a tapster, are you</div>
                     <div class="line">not? come, tell me true: it shall be the better for you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Truly, sir, I am a poor fellow that would live.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How would you live, Pompey? by being a bawd? What</div>
                     <div class="line">do you think of the trade, Pompey? is it a lawful trade?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">If the law would allow it, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">But the law will not allow it, Pompey; nor it shall</div>
                     <div class="line">not be allowed in Vienna.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Does your worship mean to geld and splay all the</div>
                     <div class="line">youth of the city?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No, Pompey.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Truly, sir, in my poor opinion, they will to't then.</div>
                     <div class="line">If your worship will take order for the drabs and</div>
                     <div class="line">the knaves, you need not to fear the bawds.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">There are pretty orders beginning, I can tell you:</div>
                     <div class="line">it is but heading and hanging.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">If you head and hang all that offend that way but</div>
                     <div class="line">for ten year together, you'll be glad to give out a</div>
                     <div class="line">commission for more heads: if this law hold in</div>
                     <div class="line">Vienna ten year, I'll rent the fairest house in it</div>
                     <div class="line">after three-pence a bay: if you live to see this</div>
                     <div class="line">come to pass, say Pompey told you so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thank you, good Pompey; and, in requital of your</div>
                     <div class="line">prophecy, hark you: I advise you, let me not find</div>
                     <div class="line">you before me again upon any complaint whatsoever;</div>
                     <div class="line">no, not for dwelling where you do: if I do, Pompey,</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall beat you to your tent, and prove a shrewd</div>
                     <div class="line">Caesar to you; in plain dealing, Pompey, I shall</div>
                     <div class="line">have you whipt: so, for this time, Pompey, fare you well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank your worship for your good counsel:</div>
                     <p>Aside</p>
                     <div class="line">but I shall follow it as the flesh and fortune shall</div>
                     <div class="line">better determine.</div>
                     <div class="line">Whip me? No, no; let carman whip his jade:</div>
                     <div class="line">The valiant heart is not whipt out of his trade.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come hither to me, Master Elbow; come hither, Master</div>
                     <div class="line">constable. How long have you been in this place of constable?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Seven year and a half, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I thought, by your readiness in the office, you had</div>
                     <div class="line">continued in it some time. You say, seven years together?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">And a half, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, it hath been great pains to you. They do you</div>
                     <div class="line">wrong to put you so oft upon 't: are there not men</div>
                     <div class="line">in your ward sufficient to serve it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Faith, sir, few of any wit in such matters: as they</div>
                     <div class="line">are chosen, they are glad to choose me for them; I</div>
                     <div class="line">do it for some piece of money, and go through with</div>
                     <div class="line">all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Look you bring me in the names of some six or seven,</div>
                     <div class="line">the most sufficient of your parish.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">To your worship's house, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">To my house. Fare you well.</div>
                     <p>Exit ELBOW</p>
                     <div class="line">What's o'clock, think you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Justice</div>
                     <div class="line">Eleven, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you home to dinner with me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Justice</div>
                     <div class="line">I humbly thank you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It grieves me for the death of Claudio;</div>
                     <div class="line">But there's no remedy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Justice</div>
                     <div class="line">Lord Angelo is severe.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is but needful:</div>
                     <div class="line">Mercy is not itself, that oft looks so;</div>
                     <div class="line">Pardon is still the nurse of second woe:</div>
                     <div class="line">But yet,--poor Claudio! There is no remedy.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  Another room in the same.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Provost and a Servant</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">He's hearing of a cause; he will come straight</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll tell him of you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, do.</div>
                     <p>Exit Servant</p>
                     <div class="line">I'll know</div>
                     <div class="line">His pleasure; may be he will relent. Alas,</div>
                     <div class="line">He hath but as offended in a dream!</div>
                     <div class="line">All sects, all ages smack of this vice; and he</div>
                     <div class="line">To die for't!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ANGELO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, what's the matter. Provost?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Is it your will Claudio shall die tomorrow?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Did not I tell thee yea? hadst thou not order?</div>
                     <div class="line">Why dost thou ask again?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Lest I might be too rash:</div>
                     <div class="line">Under your good correction, I have seen,</div>
                     <div class="line">When, after execution, judgment hath</div>
                     <div class="line">Repented o'er his doom.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Go to; let that be mine:</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you your office, or give up your place,</div>
                     <div class="line">And you shall well be spared.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">I crave your honour's pardon.</div>
                     <div class="line">What shall be done, sir, with the groaning Juliet?</div>
                     <div class="line">She's very near her hour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Dispose of her</div>
                     <div class="line">To some more fitter place, and that with speed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter Servant</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Here is the sister of the man condemn'd</div>
                     <div class="line">Desires access to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath he a sister?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, my good lord; a very virtuous maid,</div>
                     <div class="line">And to be shortly of a sisterhood,</div>
                     <div class="line">If not already.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, let her be admitted.</div>
                     <p>Exit Servant</p>
                     <div class="line">See you the fornicatress be removed:</div>
                     <div class="line">Let have needful, but not lavish, means;</div>
                     <div class="line">There shall be order for't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ISABELLA and LUCIO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">God save your honour!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Stay a little while.</div>
                     <p>To ISABELLA</p>
                     <div class="line">You're welcome: what's your will?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">I am a woeful suitor to your honour,</div>
                     <div class="line">Please but your honour hear me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Well; what's your suit?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">There is a vice that most I do abhor,</div>
                     <div class="line">And most desire should meet the blow of justice;</div>
                     <div class="line">For which I would not plead, but that I must;</div>
                     <div class="line">For which I must not plead, but that I am</div>
                     <div class="line">At war 'twixt will and will not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Well; the matter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">I have a brother is condemn'd to die:</div>
                     <div class="line">I do beseech you, let it be his fault,</div>
                     <div class="line">And not my brother.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  Heaven give thee moving graces!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Condemn the fault and not the actor of it?</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, every fault's condemn'd ere it be done:</div>
                     <div class="line">Mine were the very cipher of a function,</div>
                     <div class="line">To fine the faults whose fine stands in record,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let go by the actor.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">O just but severe law!</div>
                     <div class="line">I had a brother, then. Heaven keep your honour!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside to ISABELLA</span>  Give't not o'er so: to him</div>
                     <div class="line">again, entreat him;</div>
                     <div class="line">Kneel down before him, hang upon his gown:</div>
                     <div class="line">You are too cold; if you should need a pin,</div>
                     <div class="line">You could not with more tame a tongue desire it:</div>
                     <div class="line">To him, I say!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Must he needs die?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Maiden, no remedy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes; I do think that you might pardon him,</div>
                     <div class="line">And neither heaven nor man grieve at the mercy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">I will not do't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">But can you, if you would?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Look, what I will not, that I cannot do.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">But might you do't, and do the world no wrong,</div>
                     <div class="line">If so your heart were touch'd with that remorse</div>
                     <div class="line">As mine is to him?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">He's sentenced; 'tis too late.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside to ISABELLA</span>  You are too cold.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Too late? why, no; I, that do speak a word.</div>
                     <div class="line">May call it back again. Well, believe this,</div>
                     <div class="line">No ceremony that to great ones 'longs,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not the king's crown, nor the deputed sword,</div>
                     <div class="line">The marshal's truncheon, nor the judge's robe,</div>
                     <div class="line">Become them with one half so good a grace</div>
                     <div class="line">As mercy does.</div>
                     <div class="line">If he had been as you and you as he,</div>
                     <div class="line">You would have slipt like him; but he, like you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Would not have been so stern.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, be gone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">I would to heaven I had your potency,</div>
                     <div class="line">And you were Isabel! should it then be thus?</div>
                     <div class="line">No; I would tell what 'twere to be a judge,</div>
                     <div class="line">And what a prisoner.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside to ISABELLA</span>
                     </div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, touch him; there's the vein.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Your brother is a forfeit of the law,</div>
                     <div class="line">And you but waste your words.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, alas!</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, all the souls that were were forfeit once;</div>
                     <div class="line">And He that might the vantage best have took</div>
                     <div class="line">Found out the remedy. How would you be,</div>
                     <div class="line">If He, which is the top of judgment, should</div>
                     <div class="line">But judge you as you are? O, think on that;</div>
                     <div class="line">And mercy then will breathe within your lips,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like man new made.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Be you content, fair maid;</div>
                     <div class="line">It is the law, not I condemn your brother:</div>
                     <div class="line">Were he my kinsman, brother, or my son,</div>
                     <div class="line">It should be thus with him: he must die tomorrow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">To-morrow! O, that's sudden! Spare him, spare him!</div>
                     <div class="line">He's not prepared for death. Even for our kitchens</div>
                     <div class="line">We kill the fowl of season: shall we serve heaven</div>
                     <div class="line">With less respect than we do minister</div>
                     <div class="line">To our gross selves? Good, good my lord, bethink you;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who is it that hath died for this offence?</div>
                     <div class="line">There's many have committed it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside to ISABELLA</span>           Ay, well said.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">The law hath not been dead, though it hath slept:</div>
                     <div class="line">Those many had not dared to do that evil,</div>
                     <div class="line">If the first that did the edict infringe</div>
                     <div class="line">Had answer'd for his deed: now 'tis awake</div>
                     <div class="line">Takes note of what is done; and, like a prophet,</div>
                     <div class="line">Looks in a glass, that shows what future evils,</div>
                     <div class="line">Either new, or by remissness new-conceived,</div>
                     <div class="line">And so in progress to be hatch'd and born,</div>
                     <div class="line">Are now to have no successive degrees,</div>
                     <div class="line">But, ere they live, to end.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet show some pity.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">I show it most of all when I show justice;</div>
                     <div class="line">For then I pity those I do not know,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which a dismiss'd offence would after gall;</div>
                     <div class="line">And do him right that, answering one foul wrong,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lives not to act another. Be satisfied;</div>
                     <div class="line">Your brother dies to-morrow; be content.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">So you must be the first that gives this sentence,</div>
                     <div class="line">And he, that suffer's. O, it is excellent</div>
                     <div class="line">To have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous</div>
                     <div class="line">To use it like a giant.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside to ISABELLA</span>   That's well said.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Could great men thunder</div>
                     <div class="line">As Jove himself does, Jove would ne'er be quiet,</div>
                     <div class="line">For every pelting, petty officer</div>
                     <div class="line">Would use his heaven for thunder;</div>
                     <div class="line">Nothing but thunder! Merciful Heaven,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou rather with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt</div>
                     <div class="line">Split'st the unwedgeable and gnarled oak</div>
                     <div class="line">Than the soft myrtle: but man, proud man,</div>
                     <div class="line">Drest in a little brief authority,</div>
                     <div class="line">Most ignorant of what he's most assured,</div>
                     <div class="line">His glassy essence, like an angry ape,</div>
                     <div class="line">Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven</div>
                     <div class="line">As make the angels weep; who, with our spleens,</div>
                     <div class="line">Would all themselves laugh mortal.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside to ISABELLA</span>  O, to him, to him, wench! he</div>
                     <div class="line">will relent;</div>
                     <div class="line">He's coming; I perceive 't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  Pray heaven she win him!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">We cannot weigh our brother with ourself:</div>
                     <div class="line">Great men may jest with saints; 'tis wit in them,</div>
                     <div class="line">But in the less foul profanation.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou'rt i' the right, girl; more o, that.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">That in the captain's but a choleric word,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which in the soldier is flat blasphemy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside to ISABELLA</span>  Art avised o' that? more on 't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Why do you put these sayings upon me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Because authority, though it err like others,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath yet a kind of medicine in itself,</div>
                     <div class="line">That skins the vice o' the top. Go to your bosom;</div>
                     <div class="line">Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know</div>
                     <div class="line">That's like my brother's fault: if it confess</div>
                     <div class="line">A natural guiltiness such as is his,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let it not sound a thought upon your tongue</div>
                     <div class="line">Against my brother's life.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>                  She speaks, and 'tis</div>
                     <div class="line">Such sense, that my sense breeds with it. Fare you well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Gentle my lord, turn back.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">I will bethink me: come again tomorrow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Hark how I'll bribe you: good my lord, turn back.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">How! bribe me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, with such gifts that heaven shall share with you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside to ISABELLA</span>  You had marr'd all else.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Not with fond shekels of the tested gold,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or stones whose rates are either rich or poor</div>
                     <div class="line">As fancy values them; but with true prayers</div>
                     <div class="line">That shall be up at heaven and enter there</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere sun-rise, prayers from preserved souls,</div>
                     <div class="line">From fasting maids whose minds are dedicate</div>
                     <div class="line">To nothing temporal.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Well; come to me to-morrow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside to ISABELLA</span>  Go to; 'tis well; away!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Heaven keep your honour safe!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span> Amen:</div>
                     <div class="line">For I am that way going to temptation,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where prayers cross.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">At what hour to-morrow</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall I attend your lordship?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">At any time 'fore noon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">'Save your honour!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt ISABELLA, LUCIO, and Provost</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">From thee, even from thy virtue!</div>
                     <div class="line">What's this, what's this? Is this her fault or mine?</div>
                     <div class="line">The tempter or the tempted, who sins most?</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha!</div>
                     <div class="line">Not she: nor doth she tempt: but it is I</div>
                     <div class="line">That, lying by the violet in the sun,</div>
                     <div class="line">Do as the carrion does, not as the flower,</div>
                     <div class="line">Corrupt with virtuous season. Can it be</div>
                     <div class="line">That modesty may more betray our sense</div>
                     <div class="line">Than woman's lightness? Having waste ground enough,</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall we desire to raze the sanctuary</div>
                     <div class="line">And pitch our evils there? O, fie, fie, fie!</div>
                     <div class="line">What dost thou, or what art thou, Angelo?</div>
                     <div class="line">Dost thou desire her foully for those things</div>
                     <div class="line">That make her good? O, let her brother live!</div>
                     <div class="line">Thieves for their robbery have authority</div>
                     <div class="line">When judges steal themselves. What, do I love her,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I desire to hear her speak again,</div>
                     <div class="line">And feast upon her eyes? What is't I dream on?</div>
                     <div class="line">O cunning enemy, that, to catch a saint,</div>
                     <div class="line">With saints dost bait thy hook! Most dangerous</div>
                     <div class="line">Is that temptation that doth goad us on</div>
                     <div class="line">To sin in loving virtue: never could the strumpet,</div>
                     <div class="line">With all her double vigour, art and nature,</div>
                     <div class="line">Once stir my temper; but this virtuous maid</div>
                     <div class="line">Subdues me quite. Even till now,</div>
                     <div class="line">When men were fond, I smiled and wonder'd how.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  A room in a prison.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter, severally, DUKE VINCENTIO disguised as a
friar, and Provost</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Hail to you, provost! so I think you are.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">I am the provost. What's your will, good friar?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Bound by my charity and my blest order,</div>
                     <div class="line">I come to visit the afflicted spirits</div>
                     <div class="line">Here in the prison. Do me the common right</div>
                     <div class="line">To let me see them and to make me know</div>
                     <div class="line">The nature of their crimes, that I may minister</div>
                     <div class="line">To them accordingly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">I would do more than that, if more were needful.</div>
                     <p>Enter JULIET</p>
                     <div class="line">Look, here comes one: a gentlewoman of mine,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, falling in the flaws of her own youth,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath blister'd her report: she is with child;</div>
                     <div class="line">And he that got it, sentenced; a young man</div>
                     <div class="line">More fit to do another such offence</div>
                     <div class="line">Than die for this.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">When must he die?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">As I do think, to-morrow.</div>
                     <div class="line">I have provided for you: stay awhile,</div>
                     <p>To JULIET</p>
                     <div class="line">And you shall be conducted.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Repent you, fair one, of the sin you carry?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JULIET</div>
                     <div class="line">I do; and bear the shame most patiently.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll teach you how you shall arraign your conscience,</div>
                     <div class="line">And try your penitence, if it be sound,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or hollowly put on.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JULIET</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll gladly learn.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Love you the man that wrong'd you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JULIET</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, as I love the woman that wrong'd him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">So then it seems your most offenceful act</div>
                     <div class="line">Was mutually committed?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JULIET</div>
                     <div class="line">Mutually.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Then was your sin of heavier kind than his.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JULIET</div>
                     <div class="line">I do confess it, and repent it, father.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis meet so, daughter: but lest you do repent,</div>
                     <div class="line">As that the sin hath brought you to this shame,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which sorrow is always towards ourselves, not heaven,</div>
                     <div class="line">Showing we would not spare heaven as we love it,</div>
                     <div class="line">But as we stand in fear,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JULIET</div>
                     <div class="line">I do repent me, as it is an evil,</div>
                     <div class="line">And take the shame with joy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">There rest.</div>
                     <div class="line">Your partner, as I hear, must die to-morrow,</div>
                     <div class="line">And I am going with instruction to him.</div>
                     <div class="line">Grace go with you, Benedicite!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JULIET</div>
                     <div class="line">Must die to-morrow! O injurious love,</div>
                     <div class="line">That respites me a life, whose very comfort</div>
                     <div class="line">Is still a dying horror!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis pity of him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV.  A room in ANGELO's house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ANGELO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">When I would pray and think, I think and pray</div>
                     <div class="line">To several subjects. Heaven hath my empty words;</div>
                     <div class="line">Whilst my invention, hearing not my tongue,</div>
                     <div class="line">Anchors on Isabel: Heaven in my mouth,</div>
                     <div class="line">As if I did but only chew his name;</div>
                     <div class="line">And in my heart the strong and swelling evil</div>
                     <div class="line">Of my conception. The state, whereon I studied</div>
                     <div class="line">Is like a good thing, being often read,</div>
                     <div class="line">Grown fear'd and tedious; yea, my gravity,</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherein--let no man hear me--I take pride,</div>
                     <div class="line">Could I with boot change for an idle plume,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which the air beats for vain. O place, O form,</div>
                     <div class="line">How often dost thou with thy case, thy habit,</div>
                     <div class="line">Wrench awe from fools and tie the wiser souls</div>
                     <div class="line">To thy false seeming! Blood, thou art blood:</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's write good angel on the devil's horn:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis not the devil's crest.</div>
                     <p>Enter a Servant</p>
                     <div class="line">How now! who's there?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">One Isabel, a sister, desires access to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Teach her the way.</div>
                     <p>Exit Servant</p>
                     <div class="line">O heavens!</div>
                     <div class="line">Why does my blood thus muster to my heart,</div>
                     <div class="line">Making both it unable for itself,</div>
                     <div class="line">And dispossessing all my other parts</div>
                     <div class="line">Of necessary fitness?</div>
                     <div class="line">So play the foolish throngs with one that swoons;</div>
                     <div class="line">Come all to help him, and so stop the air</div>
                     <div class="line">By which he should revive: and even so</div>
                     <div class="line">The general, subject to a well-wish'd king,</div>
                     <div class="line">Quit their own part, and in obsequious fondness</div>
                     <div class="line">Crowd to his presence, where their untaught love</div>
                     <div class="line">Must needs appear offence.</div>
                     <p>Enter ISABELLA</p>
                     <div class="line">How now, fair maid?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">I am come to know your pleasure.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">That you might know it, would much better please me</div>
                     <div class="line">Than to demand what 'tis. Your brother cannot live.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Even so. Heaven keep your honour!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet may he live awhile; and, it may be,</div>
                     <div class="line">As long as you or I yet he must die.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Under your sentence?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Yea.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">When, I beseech you? that in his reprieve,</div>
                     <div class="line">Longer or shorter, he may be so fitted</div>
                     <div class="line">That his soul sicken not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha! fie, these filthy vices! It were as good</div>
                     <div class="line">To pardon him that hath from nature stolen</div>
                     <div class="line">A man already made, as to remit</div>
                     <div class="line">Their saucy sweetness that do coin heaven's image</div>
                     <div class="line">In stamps that are forbid: 'tis all as easy</div>
                     <div class="line">Falsely to take away a life true made</div>
                     <div class="line">As to put metal in restrained means</div>
                     <div class="line">To make a false one.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis set down so in heaven, but not in earth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Say you so? then I shall pose you quickly.</div>
                     <div class="line">Which had you rather, that the most just law</div>
                     <div class="line">Now took your brother's life; or, to redeem him,</div>
                     <div class="line">Give up your body to such sweet uncleanness</div>
                     <div class="line">As she that he hath stain'd?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, believe this,</div>
                     <div class="line">I had rather give my body than my soul.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">I talk not of your soul: our compell'd sins</div>
                     <div class="line">Stand more for number than for accompt.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">How say you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, I'll not warrant that; for I can speak</div>
                     <div class="line">Against the thing I say. Answer to this:</div>
                     <div class="line">I, now the voice of the recorded law,</div>
                     <div class="line">Pronounce a sentence on your brother's life:</div>
                     <div class="line">Might there not be a charity in sin</div>
                     <div class="line">To save this brother's life?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Please you to do't,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll take it as a peril to my soul,</div>
                     <div class="line">It is no sin at all, but charity.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Pleased you to do't at peril of your soul,</div>
                     <div class="line">Were equal poise of sin and charity.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">That I do beg his life, if it be sin,</div>
                     <div class="line">Heaven let me bear it! you granting of my suit,</div>
                     <div class="line">If that be sin, I'll make it my morn prayer</div>
                     <div class="line">To have it added to the faults of mine,</div>
                     <div class="line">And nothing of your answer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, but hear me.</div>
                     <div class="line">Your sense pursues not mine: either you are ignorant,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or seem so craftily; and that's not good.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me be ignorant, and in nothing good,</div>
                     <div class="line">But graciously to know I am no better.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus wisdom wishes to appear most bright</div>
                     <div class="line">When it doth tax itself; as these black masks</div>
                     <div class="line">Proclaim an enshield beauty ten times louder</div>
                     <div class="line">Than beauty could, display'd. But mark me;</div>
                     <div class="line">To be received plain, I'll speak more gross:</div>
                     <div class="line">Your brother is to die.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">So.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">And his offence is so, as it appears,</div>
                     <div class="line">Accountant to the law upon that pain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">True.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Admit no other way to save his life,--</div>
                     <div class="line">As I subscribe not that, nor any other,</div>
                     <div class="line">But in the loss of question,--that you, his sister,</div>
                     <div class="line">Finding yourself desired of such a person,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose credit with the judge, or own great place,</div>
                     <div class="line">Could fetch your brother from the manacles</div>
                     <div class="line">Of the all-building law; and that there were</div>
                     <div class="line">No earthly mean to save him, but that either</div>
                     <div class="line">You must lay down the treasures of your body</div>
                     <div class="line">To this supposed, or else to let him suffer;</div>
                     <div class="line">What would you do?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">As much for my poor brother as myself:</div>
                     <div class="line">That is, were I under the terms of death,</div>
                     <div class="line">The impression of keen whips I'ld wear as rubies,</div>
                     <div class="line">And strip myself to death, as to a bed</div>
                     <div class="line">That longing have been sick for, ere I'ld yield</div>
                     <div class="line">My body up to shame.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Then must your brother die.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">And 'twere the cheaper way:</div>
                     <div class="line">Better it were a brother died at once,</div>
                     <div class="line">Than that a sister, by redeeming him,</div>
                     <div class="line">Should die for ever.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Were not you then as cruel as the sentence</div>
                     <div class="line">That you have slander'd so?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Ignomy in ransom and free pardon</div>
                     <div class="line">Are of two houses: lawful mercy</div>
                     <div class="line">Is nothing kin to foul redemption.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">You seem'd of late to make the law a tyrant;</div>
                     <div class="line">And rather proved the sliding of your brother</div>
                     <div class="line">A merriment than a vice.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, pardon me, my lord; it oft falls out,</div>
                     <div class="line">To have what we would have, we speak not what we mean:</div>
                     <div class="line">I something do excuse the thing I hate,</div>
                     <div class="line">For his advantage that I dearly love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">We are all frail.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Else let my brother die,</div>
                     <div class="line">If not a feodary, but only he</div>
                     <div class="line">Owe and succeed thy weakness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, women are frail too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, as the glasses where they view themselves;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which are as easy broke as they make forms.</div>
                     <div class="line">Women! Help Heaven! men their creation mar</div>
                     <div class="line">In profiting by them. Nay, call us ten times frail;</div>
                     <div class="line">For we are soft as our complexions are,</div>
                     <div class="line">And credulous to false prints.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">I think it well:</div>
                     <div class="line">And from this testimony of your own sex,--</div>
                     <div class="line">Since I suppose we are made to be no stronger</div>
                     <div class="line">Than faults may shake our frames,--let me be bold;</div>
                     <div class="line">I do arrest your words. Be that you are,</div>
                     <div class="line">That is, a woman; if you be more, you're none;</div>
                     <div class="line">If you be one, as you are well express'd</div>
                     <div class="line">By all external warrants, show it now,</div>
                     <div class="line">By putting on the destined livery.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">I have no tongue but one: gentle my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me entreat you speak the former language.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Plainly conceive, I love you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">My brother did love Juliet,</div>
                     <div class="line">And you tell me that he shall die for it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">He shall not, Isabel, if you give me love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">I know your virtue hath a licence in't,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which seems a little fouler than it is,</div>
                     <div class="line">To pluck on others.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Believe me, on mine honour,</div>
                     <div class="line">My words express my purpose.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha! little honour to be much believed,</div>
                     <div class="line">And most pernicious purpose! Seeming, seeming!</div>
                     <div class="line">I will proclaim thee, Angelo; look for't:</div>
                     <div class="line">Sign me a present pardon for my brother,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or with an outstretch'd throat I'll tell the world aloud</div>
                     <div class="line">What man thou art.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Who will believe thee, Isabel?</div>
                     <div class="line">My unsoil'd name, the austereness of my life,</div>
                     <div class="line">My vouch against you, and my place i' the state,</div>
                     <div class="line">Will so your accusation overweigh,</div>
                     <div class="line">That you shall stifle in your own report</div>
                     <div class="line">And smell of calumny. I have begun,</div>
                     <div class="line">And now I give my sensual race the rein:</div>
                     <div class="line">Fit thy consent to my sharp appetite;</div>
                     <div class="line">Lay by all nicety and prolixious blushes,</div>
                     <div class="line">That banish what they sue for; redeem thy brother</div>
                     <div class="line">By yielding up thy body to my will;</div>
                     <div class="line">Or else he must not only die the death,</div>
                     <div class="line">But thy unkindness shall his death draw out</div>
                     <div class="line">To lingering sufferance. Answer me to-morrow,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or, by the affection that now guides me most,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll prove a tyrant to him. As for you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Say what you can, my false o'erweighs your true.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">To whom should I complain? Did I tell this,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who would believe me? O perilous mouths,</div>
                     <div class="line">That bear in them one and the self-same tongue,</div>
                     <div class="line">Either of condemnation or approof;</div>
                     <div class="line">Bidding the law make court'sy to their will:</div>
                     <div class="line">Hooking both right and wrong to the appetite,</div>
                     <div class="line">To follow as it draws! I'll to my brother:</div>
                     <div class="line">Though he hath fallen by prompture of the blood,</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet hath he in him such a mind of honour.</div>
                     <div class="line">That, had he twenty heads to tender down</div>
                     <div class="line">On twenty bloody blocks, he'ld yield them up,</div>
                     <div class="line">Before his sister should her body stoop</div>
                     <div class="line">To such abhorr'd pollution.</div>
                     <div class="line">Then, Isabel, live chaste, and, brother, die:</div>
                     <div class="line">More than our brother is our chastity.</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll tell him yet of Angelo's request,</div>
                     <div class="line">And fit his mind to death, for his soul's rest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.5">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 3. ACT III</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I.  A room in the prison.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II.  The street before the prison.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  A room in the prison.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter DUKE VINCENTIO disguised as before, CLAUDIO,
and Provost</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">So then you hope of pardon from Lord Angelo?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">The miserable have no other medicine</div>
                     <div class="line">But only hope:</div>
                     <div class="line">I've hope to live, and am prepared to die.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Be absolute for death; either death or life</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall thereby be the sweeter. Reason thus with life:</div>
                     <div class="line">If I do lose thee, I do lose a thing</div>
                     <div class="line">That none but fools would keep: a breath thou art,</div>
                     <div class="line">Servile to all the skyey influences,</div>
                     <div class="line">That dost this habitation, where thou keep'st,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hourly afflict: merely, thou art death's fool;</div>
                     <div class="line">For him thou labour'st by thy flight to shun</div>
                     <div class="line">And yet runn'st toward him still. Thou art not noble;</div>
                     <div class="line">For all the accommodations that thou bear'st</div>
                     <div class="line">Are nursed by baseness. Thou'rt by no means valiant;</div>
                     <div class="line">For thou dost fear the soft and tender fork</div>
                     <div class="line">Of a poor worm. Thy best of rest is sleep,</div>
                     <div class="line">And that thou oft provokest; yet grossly fear'st</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy death, which is no more. Thou art not thyself;</div>
                     <div class="line">For thou exist'st on many a thousand grains</div>
                     <div class="line">That issue out of dust. Happy thou art not;</div>
                     <div class="line">For what thou hast not, still thou strivest to get,</div>
                     <div class="line">And what thou hast, forget'st. Thou art not certain;</div>
                     <div class="line">For thy complexion shifts to strange effects,</div>
                     <div class="line">After the moon. If thou art rich, thou'rt poor;</div>
                     <div class="line">For, like an ass whose back with ingots bows,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou bear's thy heavy riches but a journey,</div>
                     <div class="line">And death unloads thee. Friend hast thou none;</div>
                     <div class="line">For thine own bowels, which do call thee sire,</div>
                     <div class="line">The mere effusion of thy proper loins,</div>
                     <div class="line">Do curse the gout, serpigo, and the rheum,</div>
                     <div class="line">For ending thee no sooner. Thou hast nor youth nor age,</div>
                     <div class="line">But, as it were, an after-dinner's sleep,</div>
                     <div class="line">Dreaming on both; for all thy blessed youth</div>
                     <div class="line">Becomes as aged, and doth beg the alms</div>
                     <div class="line">Of palsied eld; and when thou art old and rich,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou hast neither heat, affection, limb, nor beauty,</div>
                     <div class="line">To make thy riches pleasant. What's yet in this</div>
                     <div class="line">That bears the name of life? Yet in this life</div>
                     <div class="line">Lie hid moe thousand deaths: yet death we fear,</div>
                     <div class="line">That makes these odds all even.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I humbly thank you.</div>
                     <div class="line">To sue to live, I find I seek to die;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, seeking death, find life: let it come on.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Within</span>  What, ho! Peace here; grace and good company!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Who's there? come in: the wish deserves a welcome.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Dear sir, ere long I'll visit you again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Most holy sir, I thank you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ISABELLA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">My business is a word or two with Claudio.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">And very welcome. Look, signior, here's your sister.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Provost, a word with you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">As many as you please.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Bring me to hear them speak, where I may be concealed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt DUKE VINCENTIO and Provost</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, sister, what's the comfort?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Why,</div>
                     <div class="line">As all comforts are; most good, most good indeed.</div>
                     <div class="line">Lord Angelo, having affairs to heaven,</div>
                     <div class="line">Intends you for his swift ambassador,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where you shall be an everlasting leiger:</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore your best appointment make with speed;</div>
                     <div class="line">To-morrow you set on.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Is there no remedy?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">None, but such remedy as, to save a head,</div>
                     <div class="line">To cleave a heart in twain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">But is there any?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, brother, you may live:</div>
                     <div class="line">There is a devilish mercy in the judge,</div>
                     <div class="line">If you'll implore it, that will free your life,</div>
                     <div class="line">But fetter you till death.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Perpetual durance?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, just; perpetual durance, a restraint,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though all the world's vastidity you had,</div>
                     <div class="line">To a determined scope.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">But in what nature?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">In such a one as, you consenting to't,</div>
                     <div class="line">Would bark your honour from that trunk you bear,</div>
                     <div class="line">And leave you naked.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me know the point.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, I do fear thee, Claudio; and I quake,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lest thou a feverous life shouldst entertain,</div>
                     <div class="line">And six or seven winters more respect</div>
                     <div class="line">Than a perpetual honour. Darest thou die?</div>
                     <div class="line">The sense of death is most in apprehension;</div>
                     <div class="line">And the poor beetle, that we tread upon,</div>
                     <div class="line">In corporal sufferance finds a pang as great</div>
                     <div class="line">As when a giant dies.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Why give you me this shame?</div>
                     <div class="line">Think you I can a resolution fetch</div>
                     <div class="line">From flowery tenderness? If I must die,</div>
                     <div class="line">I will encounter darkness as a bride,</div>
                     <div class="line">And hug it in mine arms.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">There spake my brother; there my father's grave</div>
                     <div class="line">Did utter forth a voice. Yes, thou must die:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art too noble to conserve a life</div>
                     <div class="line">In base appliances. This outward-sainted deputy,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose settled visage and deliberate word</div>
                     <div class="line">Nips youth i' the head and follies doth emmew</div>
                     <div class="line">As falcon doth the fowl, is yet a devil</div>
                     <div class="line">His filth within being cast, he would appear</div>
                     <div class="line">A pond as deep as hell.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">The prenzie Angelo!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, 'tis the cunning livery of hell,</div>
                     <div class="line">The damned'st body to invest and cover</div>
                     <div class="line">In prenzie guards! Dost thou think, Claudio?</div>
                     <div class="line">If I would yield him my virginity,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou mightst be freed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">O heavens! it cannot be.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, he would give't thee, from this rank offence,</div>
                     <div class="line">So to offend him still. This night's the time</div>
                     <div class="line">That I should do what I abhor to name,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or else thou diest to-morrow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou shalt not do't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, were it but my life,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'ld throw it down for your deliverance</div>
                     <div class="line">As frankly as a pin.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Thanks, dear Isabel.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Be ready, Claudio, for your death tomorrow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes. Has he affections in him,</div>
                     <div class="line">That thus can make him bite the law by the nose,</div>
                     <div class="line">When he would force it? Sure, it is no sin,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or of the deadly seven, it is the least.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Which is the least?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">If it were damnable, he being so wise,</div>
                     <div class="line">Why would he for the momentary trick</div>
                     <div class="line">Be perdurably fined? O Isabel!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">What says my brother?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Death is a fearful thing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">And shamed life a hateful.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, but to die, and go we know not where;</div>
                     <div class="line">To lie in cold obstruction and to rot;</div>
                     <div class="line">This sensible warm motion to become</div>
                     <div class="line">A kneaded clod; and the delighted spirit</div>
                     <div class="line">To bathe in fiery floods, or to reside</div>
                     <div class="line">In thrilling region of thick-ribbed ice;</div>
                     <div class="line">To be imprison'd in the viewless winds,</div>
                     <div class="line">And blown with restless violence round about</div>
                     <div class="line">The pendent world; or to be worse than worst</div>
                     <div class="line">Of those that lawless and incertain thought</div>
                     <div class="line">Imagine howling: 'tis too horrible!</div>
                     <div class="line">The weariest and most loathed worldly life</div>
                     <div class="line">That age, ache, penury and imprisonment</div>
                     <div class="line">Can lay on nature is a paradise</div>
                     <div class="line">To what we fear of death.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, alas!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Sweet sister, let me live:</div>
                     <div class="line">What sin you do to save a brother's life,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nature dispenses with the deed so far</div>
                     <div class="line">That it becomes a virtue.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">O you beast!</div>
                     <div class="line">O faithless coward! O dishonest wretch!</div>
                     <div class="line">Wilt thou be made a man out of my vice?</div>
                     <div class="line">Is't not a kind of incest, to take life</div>
                     <div class="line">From thine own sister's shame? What should I think?</div>
                     <div class="line">Heaven shield my mother play'd my father fair!</div>
                     <div class="line">For such a warped slip of wilderness</div>
                     <div class="line">Ne'er issued from his blood. Take my defiance!</div>
                     <div class="line">Die, perish! Might but my bending down</div>
                     <div class="line">Reprieve thee from thy fate, it should proceed:</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll pray a thousand prayers for thy death,</div>
                     <div class="line">No word to save thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, hear me, Isabel.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, fie, fie, fie!</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy sin's not accidental, but a trade.</div>
                     <div class="line">Mercy to thee would prove itself a bawd:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis best thou diest quickly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">O hear me, Isabella!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter DUKE VINCENTIO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Vouchsafe a word, young sister, but one word.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">What is your will?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Might you dispense with your leisure, I would by and</div>
                     <div class="line">by have some speech with you: the satisfaction I</div>
                     <div class="line">would require is likewise your own benefit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">I have no superfluous leisure; my stay must be</div>
                     <div class="line">stolen out of other affairs; but I will attend you awhile.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Walks apart</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Son, I have overheard what hath passed between you</div>
                     <div class="line">and your sister. Angelo had never the purpose to</div>
                     <div class="line">corrupt her; only he hath made an essay of her</div>
                     <div class="line">virtue to practise his judgment with the disposition</div>
                     <div class="line">of natures: she, having the truth of honour in her,</div>
                     <div class="line">hath made him that gracious denial which he is most</div>
                     <div class="line">glad to receive. I am confessor to Angelo, and I</div>
                     <div class="line">know this to be true; therefore prepare yourself to</div>
                     <div class="line">death: do not satisfy your resolution with hopes</div>
                     <div class="line">that are fallible: tomorrow you must die; go to</div>
                     <div class="line">your knees and make ready.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me ask my sister pardon. I am so out of love</div>
                     <div class="line">with life that I will sue to be rid of it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Hold you there: farewell.</div>
                     <p>Exit CLAUDIO</p>
                     <div class="line">Provost, a word with you!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter Provost</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">What's your will, father</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">That now you are come, you will be gone. Leave me</div>
                     <div class="line">awhile with the maid: my mind promises with my</div>
                     <div class="line">habit no loss shall touch her by my company.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">In good time.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit Provost. ISABELLA comes forward</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">The hand that hath made you fair hath made you good:</div>
                     <div class="line">the goodness that is cheap in beauty makes beauty</div>
                     <div class="line">brief in goodness; but grace, being the soul of</div>
                     <div class="line">your complexion, shall keep the body of it ever</div>
                     <div class="line">fair. The assault that Angelo hath made to you,</div>
                     <div class="line">fortune hath conveyed to my understanding; and, but</div>
                     <div class="line">that frailty hath examples for his falling, I should</div>
                     <div class="line">wonder at Angelo. How will you do to content this</div>
                     <div class="line">substitute, and to save your brother?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">I am now going to resolve him: I had rather my</div>
                     <div class="line">brother die by the law than my son should be</div>
                     <div class="line">unlawfully born. But, O, how much is the good duke</div>
                     <div class="line">deceived in Angelo! If ever he return and I can</div>
                     <div class="line">speak to him, I will open my lips in vain, or</div>
                     <div class="line">discover his government.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">That shall not be much amiss: Yet, as the matter</div>
                     <div class="line">now stands, he will avoid your accusation; he made</div>
                     <div class="line">trial of you only. Therefore fasten your ear on my</div>
                     <div class="line">advisings: to the love I have in doing good a</div>
                     <div class="line">remedy presents itself. I do make myself believe</div>
                     <div class="line">that you may most uprighteously do a poor wronged</div>
                     <div class="line">lady a merited benefit; redeem your brother from</div>
                     <div class="line">the angry law; do no stain to your own gracious</div>
                     <div class="line">person; and much please the absent duke, if</div>
                     <div class="line">peradventure he shall ever return to have hearing of</div>
                     <div class="line">this business.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me hear you speak farther. I have spirit to do</div>
                     <div class="line">anything that appears not foul in the truth of my spirit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful. Have</div>
                     <div class="line">you not heard speak of Mariana, the sister of</div>
                     <div class="line">Frederick the great soldier who miscarried at sea?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">I have heard of the lady, and good words went with her name.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">She should this Angelo have married; was affianced</div>
                     <div class="line">to her by oath, and the nuptial appointed: between</div>
                     <div class="line">which time of the contract and limit of the</div>
                     <div class="line">solemnity, her brother Frederick was wrecked at sea,</div>
                     <div class="line">having in that perished vessel the dowry of his</div>
                     <div class="line">sister. But mark how heavily this befell to the</div>
                     <div class="line">poor gentlewoman: there she lost a noble and</div>
                     <div class="line">renowned brother, in his love toward her ever most</div>
                     <div class="line">kind and natural; with him, the portion and sinew of</div>
                     <div class="line">her fortune, her marriage-dowry; with both, her</div>
                     <div class="line">combinate husband, this well-seeming Angelo.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Can this be so? did Angelo so leave her?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Left her in her tears, and dried not one of them</div>
                     <div class="line">with his comfort; swallowed his vows whole,</div>
                     <div class="line">pretending in her discoveries of dishonour: in few,</div>
                     <div class="line">bestowed her on her own lamentation, which she yet</div>
                     <div class="line">wears for his sake; and he, a marble to her tears,</div>
                     <div class="line">is washed with them, but relents not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">What a merit were it in death to take this poor maid</div>
                     <div class="line">from the world! What corruption in this life, that</div>
                     <div class="line">it will let this man live! But how out of this can she avail?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">It is a rupture that you may easily heal: and the</div>
                     <div class="line">cure of it not only saves your brother, but keeps</div>
                     <div class="line">you from dishonour in doing it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Show me how, good father.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">This forenamed maid hath yet in her the continuance</div>
                     <div class="line">of her first affection: his unjust unkindness, that</div>
                     <div class="line">in all reason should have quenched her love, hath,</div>
                     <div class="line">like an impediment in the current, made it more</div>
                     <div class="line">violent and unruly. Go you to Angelo; answer his</div>
                     <div class="line">requiring with a plausible obedience; agree with</div>
                     <div class="line">his demands to the point; only refer yourself to</div>
                     <div class="line">this advantage, first, that your stay with him may</div>
                     <div class="line">not be long; that the time may have all shadow and</div>
                     <div class="line">silence in it; and the place answer to convenience.</div>
                     <div class="line">This being granted in course,--and now follows</div>
                     <div class="line">all,--we shall advise this wronged maid to stead up</div>
                     <div class="line">your appointment, go in your place; if the encounter</div>
                     <div class="line">acknowledge itself hereafter, it may compel him to</div>
                     <div class="line">her recompense: and here, by this, is your brother</div>
                     <div class="line">saved, your honour untainted, the poor Mariana</div>
                     <div class="line">advantaged, and the corrupt deputy scaled. The maid</div>
                     <div class="line">will I frame and make fit for his attempt. If you</div>
                     <div class="line">think well to carry this as you may, the doubleness</div>
                     <div class="line">of the benefit defends the deceit from reproof.</div>
                     <div class="line">What think you of it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">The image of it gives me content already; and I</div>
                     <div class="line">trust it will grow to a most prosperous perfection.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">It lies much in your holding up. Haste you speedily</div>
                     <div class="line">to Angelo: if for this night he entreat you to his</div>
                     <div class="line">bed, give him promise of satisfaction. I will</div>
                     <div class="line">presently to Saint Luke's: there, at the moated</div>
                     <div class="line">grange, resides this dejected Mariana. At that</div>
                     <div class="line">place call upon me; and dispatch with Angelo, that</div>
                     <div class="line">it may be quickly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank you for this comfort. Fare you well, good father.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt severally</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  The street before the prison.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter, on one side, DUKE VINCENTIO disguised as
before; on the other, ELBOW, and Officers with POMPEY</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, if there be no remedy for it, but that you will</div>
                     <div class="line">needs buy and sell men and women like beasts, we</div>
                     <div class="line">shall have all the world drink brown and white bastard.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">O heavens! what stuff is here</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twas never merry world since, of two usuries, the</div>
                     <div class="line">merriest was put down, and the worser allowed by</div>
                     <div class="line">order of law a furred gown to keep him warm; and</div>
                     <div class="line">furred with fox and lamb-skins too, to signify, that</div>
                     <div class="line">craft, being richer than innocency, stands for the facing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Come your way, sir. 'Bless you, good father friar.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">And you, good brother father. What offence hath</div>
                     <div class="line">this man made you, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, sir, he hath offended the law: and, sir, we</div>
                     <div class="line">take him to be a thief too, sir; for we have found</div>
                     <div class="line">upon him, sir, a strange picklock, which we have</div>
                     <div class="line">sent to the deputy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Fie, sirrah! a bawd, a wicked bawd!</div>
                     <div class="line">The evil that thou causest to be done,</div>
                     <div class="line">That is thy means to live. Do thou but think</div>
                     <div class="line">What 'tis to cram a maw or clothe a back</div>
                     <div class="line">From such a filthy vice: say to thyself,</div>
                     <div class="line">From their abominable and beastly touches</div>
                     <div class="line">I drink, I eat, array myself, and live.</div>
                     <div class="line">Canst thou believe thy living is a life,</div>
                     <div class="line">So stinkingly depending? Go mend, go mend.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Indeed, it does stink in some sort, sir; but yet,</div>
                     <div class="line">sir, I would prove--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, if the devil have given thee proofs for sin,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou wilt prove his. Take him to prison, officer:</div>
                     <div class="line">Correction and instruction must both work</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere this rude beast will profit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">He must before the deputy, sir; he has given him</div>
                     <div class="line">warning: the deputy cannot abide a whoremaster: if</div>
                     <div class="line">he be a whoremonger, and comes before him, he were</div>
                     <div class="line">as good go a mile on his errand.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">That we were all, as some would seem to be,</div>
                     <div class="line">From our faults, as faults from seeming, free!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">His neck will come to your waist,--a cord, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">I spy comfort; I cry bail. Here's a gentleman and a</div>
                     <div class="line">friend of mine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter LUCIO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, noble Pompey! What, at the wheels of</div>
                     <div class="line">Caesar? art thou led in triumph? What, is there</div>
                     <div class="line">none of Pygmalion's images, newly made woman, to be</div>
                     <div class="line">had now, for putting the hand in the pocket and</div>
                     <div class="line">extracting it clutch'd? What reply, ha? What</div>
                     <div class="line">sayest thou to this tune, matter and method? Is't</div>
                     <div class="line">not drowned i' the last rain, ha? What sayest</div>
                     <div class="line">thou, Trot? Is the world as it was, man? Which is</div>
                     <div class="line">the way? Is it sad, and few words? or how? The</div>
                     <div class="line">trick of it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Still thus, and thus; still worse!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">How doth my dear morsel, thy mistress? Procures she</div>
                     <div class="line">still, ha?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Troth, sir, she hath eaten up all her beef, and she</div>
                     <div class="line">is herself in the tub.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, 'tis good; it is the right of it; it must be</div>
                     <div class="line">so: ever your fresh whore and your powdered bawd:</div>
                     <div class="line">an unshunned consequence; it must be so. Art going</div>
                     <div class="line">to prison, Pompey?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, faith, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, 'tis not amiss, Pompey. Farewell: go, say I</div>
                     <div class="line">sent thee thither. For debt, Pompey? or how?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">For being a bawd, for being a bawd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, then, imprison him: if imprisonment be the</div>
                     <div class="line">due of a bawd, why, 'tis his right: bawd is he</div>
                     <div class="line">doubtless, and of antiquity too; bawd-born.</div>
                     <div class="line">Farewell, good Pompey. Commend me to the prison,</div>
                     <div class="line">Pompey: you will turn good husband now, Pompey; you</div>
                     <div class="line">will keep the house.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">I hope, sir, your good worship will be my bail.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">No, indeed, will I not, Pompey; it is not the wear.</div>
                     <div class="line">I will pray, Pompey, to increase your bondage: If</div>
                     <div class="line">you take it not patiently, why, your mettle is the</div>
                     <div class="line">more. Adieu, trusty Pompey. 'Bless you, friar.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">And you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Does Bridget paint still, Pompey, ha?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Come your ways, sir; come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">You will not bail me, then, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Then, Pompey, nor now. What news abroad, friar?</div>
                     <div class="line">what news?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                     <div class="line">Come your ways, sir; come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Go to kennel, Pompey; go.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt ELBOW, POMPEY and Officers</p>
                     <div class="line">What news, friar, of the duke?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I know none. Can you tell me of any?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Some say he is with the Emperor of Russia; other</div>
                     <div class="line">some, he is in Rome: but where is he, think you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I know not where; but wheresoever, I wish him well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">It was a mad fantastical trick of him to steal from</div>
                     <div class="line">the state, and usurp the beggary he was never born</div>
                     <div class="line">to. Lord Angelo dukes it well in his absence; he</div>
                     <div class="line">puts transgression to 't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">He does well in 't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">A little more lenity to lechery would do no harm in</div>
                     <div class="line">him: something too crabbed that way, friar.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">It is too general a vice, and severity must cure it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, in good sooth, the vice is of a great kindred;</div>
                     <div class="line">it is well allied: but it is impossible to extirp</div>
                     <div class="line">it quite, friar, till eating and drinking be put</div>
                     <div class="line">down. They say this Angelo was not made by man and</div>
                     <div class="line">woman after this downright way of creation: is it</div>
                     <div class="line">true, think you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">How should he be made, then?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Some report a sea-maid spawned him; some, that he</div>
                     <div class="line">was begot between two stock-fishes. But it is</div>
                     <div class="line">certain that when he makes water his urine is</div>
                     <div class="line">congealed ice; that I know to be true: and he is a</div>
                     <div class="line">motion generative; that's infallible.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">You are pleasant, sir, and speak apace.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, what a ruthless thing is this in him, for the</div>
                     <div class="line">rebellion of a codpiece to take away the life of a</div>
                     <div class="line">man! Would the duke that is absent have done this?</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere he would have hanged a man for the getting a</div>
                     <div class="line">hundred bastards, he would have paid for the nursing</div>
                     <div class="line">a thousand: he had some feeling of the sport: he</div>
                     <div class="line">knew the service, and that instructed him to mercy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I never heard the absent duke much detected for</div>
                     <div class="line">women; he was not inclined that way.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">O, sir, you are deceived.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis not possible.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, not the duke? yes, your beggar of fifty; and</div>
                     <div class="line">his use was to put a ducat in her clack-dish: the</div>
                     <div class="line">duke had crotchets in him. He would be drunk too;</div>
                     <div class="line">that let me inform you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">You do him wrong, surely.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I was an inward of his. A shy fellow was the</div>
                     <div class="line">duke: and I believe I know the cause of his</div>
                     <div class="line">withdrawing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">What, I prithee, might be the cause?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">No, pardon; 'tis a secret must be locked within the</div>
                     <div class="line">teeth and the lips: but this I can let you</div>
                     <div class="line">understand, the greater file of the subject held the</div>
                     <div class="line">duke to be wise.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Wise! why, no question but he was.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">A very superficial, ignorant, unweighing fellow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Either this is the envy in you, folly, or mistaking:</div>
                     <div class="line">the very stream of his life and the business he hath</div>
                     <div class="line">helmed must upon a warranted need give him a better</div>
                     <div class="line">proclamation. Let him be but testimonied in his own</div>
                     <div class="line">bringings-forth, and he shall appear to the</div>
                     <div class="line">envious a scholar, a statesman and a soldier.</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore you speak unskilfully: or if your</div>
                     <div class="line">knowledge be more it is much darkened in your malice.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I know him, and I love him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Love talks with better knowledge, and knowledge with</div>
                     <div class="line">dearer love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, sir, I know what I know.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I can hardly believe that, since you know not what</div>
                     <div class="line">you speak. But, if ever the duke return, as our</div>
                     <div class="line">prayers are he may, let me desire you to make your</div>
                     <div class="line">answer before him. If it be honest you have spoke,</div>
                     <div class="line">you have courage to maintain it: I am bound to call</div>
                     <div class="line">upon you; and, I pray you, your name?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, my name is Lucio; well known to the duke.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">He shall know you better, sir, if I may live to</div>
                     <div class="line">report you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I fear you not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">O, you hope the duke will return no more; or you</div>
                     <div class="line">imagine me too unhurtful an opposite. But indeed I</div>
                     <div class="line">can do you little harm; you'll forswear this again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll be hanged first: thou art deceived in me,</div>
                     <div class="line">friar. But no more of this. Canst thou tell if</div>
                     <div class="line">Claudio die to-morrow or no?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Why should he die, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Why? For filling a bottle with a tundish. I would</div>
                     <div class="line">the duke we talk of were returned again: the</div>
                     <div class="line">ungenitured agent will unpeople the province with</div>
                     <div class="line">continency; sparrows must not build in his</div>
                     <div class="line">house-eaves, because they are lecherous. The duke</div>
                     <div class="line">yet would have dark deeds darkly answered; he would</div>
                     <div class="line">never bring them to light: would he were returned!</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, this Claudio is condemned for untrussing.</div>
                     <div class="line">Farewell, good friar: I prithee, pray for me. The</div>
                     <div class="line">duke, I say to thee again, would eat mutton on</div>
                     <div class="line">Fridays. He's not past it yet, and I say to thee,</div>
                     <div class="line">he would mouth with a beggar, though she smelt brown</div>
                     <div class="line">bread and garlic: say that I said so. Farewell.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">No might nor greatness in mortality</div>
                     <div class="line">Can censure 'scape; back-wounding calumny</div>
                     <div class="line">The whitest virtue strikes. What king so strong</div>
                     <div class="line">Can tie the gall up in the slanderous tongue?</div>
                     <div class="line">But who comes here?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ESCALUS, Provost, and Officers with MISTRESS OVERDONE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Go; away with her to prison!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                     <div class="line">Good my lord, be good to me; your honour is accounted</div>
                     <div class="line">a merciful man; good my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Double and treble admonition, and still forfeit in</div>
                     <div class="line">the same kind! This would make mercy swear and play</div>
                     <div class="line">the tyrant.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">A bawd of eleven years' continuance, may it please</div>
                     <div class="line">your honour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, this is one Lucio's information against me.</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress Kate Keepdown was with child by him in the</div>
                     <div class="line">duke's time; he promised her marriage: his child</div>
                     <div class="line">is a year and a quarter old, come Philip and Jacob:</div>
                     <div class="line">I have kept it myself; and see how he goes about to abuse me!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">That fellow is a fellow of much licence: let him be</div>
                     <div class="line">called before us. Away with her to prison! Go to;</div>
                     <div class="line">no more words.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt Officers with MISTRESS OVERDONE</p>
                     <div class="line">Provost, my brother Angelo will not be altered;</div>
                     <div class="line">Claudio must die to-morrow: let him be furnished</div>
                     <div class="line">with divines, and have all charitable preparation.</div>
                     <div class="line">if my brother wrought by my pity, it should not be</div>
                     <div class="line">so with him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">So please you, this friar hath been with him, and</div>
                     <div class="line">advised him for the entertainment of death.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Good even, good father.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Bliss and goodness on you!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Of whence are you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Not of this country, though my chance is now</div>
                     <div class="line">To use it for my time: I am a brother</div>
                     <div class="line">Of gracious order, late come from the See</div>
                     <div class="line">In special business from his holiness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What news abroad i' the world?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">None, but that there is so great a fever on</div>
                     <div class="line">goodness, that the dissolution of it must cure it:</div>
                     <div class="line">novelty is only in request; and it is as dangerous</div>
                     <div class="line">to be aged in any kind of course, as it is virtuous</div>
                     <div class="line">to be constant in any undertaking. There is scarce</div>
                     <div class="line">truth enough alive to make societies secure; but</div>
                     <div class="line">security enough to make fellowships accurst: much</div>
                     <div class="line">upon this riddle runs the wisdom of the world. This</div>
                     <div class="line">news is old enough, yet it is every day's news. I</div>
                     <div class="line">pray you, sir, of what disposition was the duke?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">One that, above all other strifes, contended</div>
                     <div class="line">especially to know himself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">What pleasure was he given to?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Rather rejoicing to see another merry, than merry at</div>
                     <div class="line">any thing which professed to make him rejoice: a</div>
                     <div class="line">gentleman of all temperance. But leave we him to</div>
                     <div class="line">his events, with a prayer they may prove prosperous;</div>
                     <div class="line">and let me desire to know how you find Claudio</div>
                     <div class="line">prepared. I am made to understand that you have</div>
                     <div class="line">lent him visitation.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">He professes to have received no sinister measure</div>
                     <div class="line">from his judge, but most willingly humbles himself</div>
                     <div class="line">to the determination of justice: yet had he framed</div>
                     <div class="line">to himself, by the instruction of his frailty, many</div>
                     <div class="line">deceiving promises of life; which I by my good</div>
                     <div class="line">leisure have discredited to him, and now is he</div>
                     <div class="line">resolved to die.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You have paid the heavens your function, and the</div>
                     <div class="line">prisoner the very debt of your calling. I have</div>
                     <div class="line">laboured for the poor gentleman to the extremest</div>
                     <div class="line">shore of my modesty: but my brother justice have I</div>
                     <div class="line">found so severe, that he hath forced me to tell him</div>
                     <div class="line">he is indeed Justice.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">If his own life answer the straitness of his</div>
                     <div class="line">proceeding, it shall become him well; wherein if he</div>
                     <div class="line">chance to fail, he hath sentenced himself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I am going to visit the prisoner. Fare you well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace be with you!</div>
                     <p>Exeunt ESCALUS and Provost</p>
                     <div class="line">He who the sword of heaven will bear</div>
                     <div class="line">Should be as holy as severe;</div>
                     <div class="line">Pattern in himself to know,</div>
                     <div class="line">Grace to stand, and virtue go;</div>
                     <div class="line">More nor less to others paying</div>
                     <div class="line">Than by self-offences weighing.</div>
                     <div class="line">Shame to him whose cruel striking</div>
                     <div class="line">Kills for faults of his own liking!</div>
                     <div class="line">Twice treble shame on Angelo,</div>
                     <div class="line">To weed my vice and let his grow!</div>
                     <div class="line">O, what may man within him hide,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though angel on the outward side!</div>
                     <div class="line">How may likeness made in crimes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Making practise on the times,</div>
                     <div class="line">To draw with idle spiders' strings</div>
                     <div class="line">Most ponderous and substantial things!</div>
                     <div class="line">Craft against vice I must apply:</div>
                     <div class="line">With Angelo to-night shall lie</div>
                     <div class="line">His old betrothed but despised;</div>
                     <div class="line">So disguise shall, by the disguised,</div>
                     <div class="line">Pay with falsehood false exacting,</div>
                     <div class="line">And perform an old contracting.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.6">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 4. ACT IV</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. SCENE I.  The moated grange at ST. LUKE's.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE II.  A room in the prison.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.4">3. SCENE III.  Another room in the same.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.5">4. SCENE IV.  A room in ANGELO's house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.6">5. SCENE V.  Fields without the town.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.7">6. SCENE VI.  Street near the city gate.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  The moated grange at ST. LUKE's.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter MARIANA and a Boy</p>
               <p>Boy sings</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker"/>
                     <div class="line">Take, O, take those lips away,</div>
                     <div class="line">That so sweetly were forsworn;</div>
                     <div class="line">And those eyes, the break of day,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lights that do mislead the morn:</div>
                     <div class="line">But my kisses bring again, bring again;</div>
                     <div class="line">Seals of love, but sealed in vain, sealed in vain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">Break off thy song, and haste thee quick away:</div>
                     <div class="line">Here comes a man of comfort, whose advice</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath often still'd my brawling discontent.</div>
                     <p>Exit Boy</p>
                     <p>Enter DUKE VINCENTIO disguised as before</p>
                     <div class="line">I cry you mercy, sir; and well could wish</div>
                     <div class="line">You had not found me here so musical:</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me excuse me, and believe me so,</div>
                     <div class="line">My mirth it much displeased, but pleased my woe.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis good; though music oft hath such a charm</div>
                     <div class="line">To make bad good, and good provoke to harm.</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray, you, tell me, hath any body inquired</div>
                     <div class="line">for me here to-day? much upon this time have</div>
                     <div class="line">I promised here to meet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">You have not been inquired after:</div>
                     <div class="line">I have sat here all day.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ISABELLA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I do constantly believe you. The time is come even</div>
                     <div class="line">now. I shall crave your forbearance a little: may</div>
                     <div class="line">be I will call upon you anon, for some advantage to yourself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">I am always bound to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Very well met, and well come.</div>
                     <div class="line">What is the news from this good deputy?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">He hath a garden circummured with brick,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose western side is with a vineyard back'd;</div>
                     <div class="line">And to that vineyard is a planched gate,</div>
                     <div class="line">That makes his opening with this bigger key:</div>
                     <div class="line">This other doth command a little door</div>
                     <div class="line">Which from the vineyard to the garden leads;</div>
                     <div class="line">There have I made my promise</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the heavy middle of the night</div>
                     <div class="line">To call upon him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">But shall you on your knowledge find this way?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">I have ta'en a due and wary note upon't:</div>
                     <div class="line">With whispering and most guilty diligence,</div>
                     <div class="line">In action all of precept, he did show me</div>
                     <div class="line">The way twice o'er.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Are there no other tokens</div>
                     <div class="line">Between you 'greed concerning her observance?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">No, none, but only a repair i' the dark;</div>
                     <div class="line">And that I have possess'd him my most stay</div>
                     <div class="line">Can be but brief; for I have made him know</div>
                     <div class="line">I have a servant comes with me along,</div>
                     <div class="line">That stays upon me, whose persuasion is</div>
                     <div class="line">I come about my brother.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis well borne up.</div>
                     <div class="line">I have not yet made known to Mariana</div>
                     <div class="line">A word of this. What, ho! within! come forth!</div>
                     <p>Re-enter MARIANA</p>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, be acquainted with this maid;</div>
                     <div class="line">She comes to do you good.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">I do desire the like.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you persuade yourself that I respect you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">Good friar, I know you do, and have found it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Take, then, this your companion by the hand,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who hath a story ready for your ear.</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall attend your leisure: but make haste;</div>
                     <div class="line">The vaporous night approaches.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">Will't please you walk aside?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt MARIANA and ISABELLA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">O place and greatness! millions of false eyes</div>
                     <div class="line">Are stuck upon thee: volumes of report</div>
                     <div class="line">Run with these false and most contrarious quests</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon thy doings: thousand escapes of wit</div>
                     <div class="line">Make thee the father of their idle dreams</div>
                     <div class="line">And rack thee in their fancies.</div>
                     <p>Re-enter MARIANA and ISABELLA</p>
                     <div class="line">Welcome, how agreed?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">She'll take the enterprise upon her, father,</div>
                     <div class="line">If you advise it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">It is not my consent,</div>
                     <div class="line">But my entreaty too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Little have you to say</div>
                     <div class="line">When you depart from him, but, soft and low,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Remember now my brother.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">Fear me not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor, gentle daughter, fear you not at all.</div>
                     <div class="line">He is your husband on a pre-contract:</div>
                     <div class="line">To bring you thus together, 'tis no sin,</div>
                     <div class="line">Sith that the justice of your title to him</div>
                     <div class="line">Doth flourish the deceit. Come, let us go:</div>
                     <div class="line">Our corn's to reap, for yet our tithe's to sow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  A room in the prison.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Provost and POMPEY</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Come hither, sirrah. Can you cut off a man's head?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">If the man be a bachelor, sir, I can; but if he be a</div>
                     <div class="line">married man, he's his wife's head, and I can never</div>
                     <div class="line">cut off a woman's head.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, sir, leave me your snatches, and yield me a</div>
                     <div class="line">direct answer. To-morrow morning are to die Claudio</div>
                     <div class="line">and Barnardine. Here is in our prison a common</div>
                     <div class="line">executioner, who in his office lacks a helper: if</div>
                     <div class="line">you will take it on you to assist him, it shall</div>
                     <div class="line">redeem you from your gyves; if not, you shall have</div>
                     <div class="line">your full time of imprisonment and your deliverance</div>
                     <div class="line">with an unpitied whipping, for you have been a</div>
                     <div class="line">notorious bawd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I have been an unlawful bawd time out of mind;</div>
                     <div class="line">but yet I will be content to be a lawful hangman. I</div>
                     <div class="line">would be glad to receive some instruction from my</div>
                     <div class="line">fellow partner.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">What, ho! Abhorson! Where's Abhorson, there?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ABHORSON</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ABHORSON</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you call, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Sirrah, here's a fellow will help you to-morrow in</div>
                     <div class="line">your execution. If you think it meet, compound with</div>
                     <div class="line">him by the year, and let him abide here with you; if</div>
                     <div class="line">not, use him for the present and dismiss him. He</div>
                     <div class="line">cannot plead his estimation with you; he hath been a bawd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ABHORSON</div>
                     <div class="line">A bawd, sir? fie upon him! he will discredit our mystery.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Go to, sir; you weigh equally; a feather will turn</div>
                     <div class="line">the scale.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray, sir, by your good favour,--for surely, sir, a</div>
                     <div class="line">good favour you have, but that you have a hanging</div>
                     <div class="line">look,--do you call, sir, your occupation a mystery?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ABHORSON</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, sir; a mystery</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Painting, sir, I have heard say, is a mystery; and</div>
                     <div class="line">your whores, sir, being members of my occupation,</div>
                     <div class="line">using painting, do prove my occupation a mystery:</div>
                     <div class="line">but what mystery there should be in hanging, if I</div>
                     <div class="line">should be hanged, I cannot imagine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ABHORSON</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, it is a mystery.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Proof?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ABHORSON</div>
                     <div class="line">Every true man's apparel fits your thief: if it be</div>
                     <div class="line">too little for your thief, your true man thinks it</div>
                     <div class="line">big enough; if it be too big for your thief, your</div>
                     <div class="line">thief thinks it little enough: so every true man's</div>
                     <div class="line">apparel fits your thief.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter Provost</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Are you agreed?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I will serve him; for I do find your hangman is</div>
                     <div class="line">a more penitent trade than your bawd; he doth</div>
                     <div class="line">oftener ask forgiveness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">You, sirrah, provide your block and your axe</div>
                     <div class="line">to-morrow four o'clock.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ABHORSON</div>
                     <div class="line">Come on, bawd; I will instruct thee in my trade; follow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">I do desire to learn, sir: and I hope, if you have</div>
                     <div class="line">occasion to use me for your own turn, you shall find</div>
                     <div class="line">me yare; for truly, sir, for your kindness I owe you</div>
                     <div class="line">a good turn.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Call hither Barnardine and Claudio:</div>
                     <p>Exeunt POMPEY and ABHORSON</p>
                     <div class="line">The one has my pity; not a jot the other,</div>
                     <div class="line">Being a murderer, though he were my brother.</div>
                     <p>Enter CLAUDIO</p>
                     <div class="line">Look, here's the warrant, Claudio, for thy death:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis now dead midnight, and by eight to-morrow</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou must be made immortal. Where's Barnardine?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                     <div class="line">As fast lock'd up in sleep as guiltless labour</div>
                     <div class="line">When it lies starkly in the traveller's bones:</div>
                     <div class="line">He will not wake.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Who can do good on him?</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, go, prepare yourself.</div>
                     <p>Knocking within</p>
                     <div class="line">But, hark, what noise?</div>
                     <div class="line">Heaven give your spirits comfort!</div>
                     <p>Exit CLAUDIO</p>
                     <div class="line">By and by.</div>
                     <div class="line">I hope it is some pardon or reprieve</div>
                     <div class="line">For the most gentle Claudio.</div>
                     <p>Enter DUKE VINCENTIO disguised as before</p>
                     <div class="line">Welcome father.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">The best and wholesomest spirts of the night</div>
                     <div class="line">Envelope you, good Provost! Who call'd here of late?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">None, since the curfew rung.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Not Isabel?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">No.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">They will, then, ere't be long.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">What comfort is for Claudio?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">There's some in hope.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">It is a bitter deputy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Not so, not so; his life is parallel'd</div>
                     <div class="line">Even with the stroke and line of his great justice:</div>
                     <div class="line">He doth with holy abstinence subdue</div>
                     <div class="line">That in himself which he spurs on his power</div>
                     <div class="line">To qualify in others: were he meal'd with that</div>
                     <div class="line">Which he corrects, then were he tyrannous;</div>
                     <div class="line">But this being so, he's just.</div>
                     <p>Knocking within</p>
                     <div class="line">Now are they come.</div>
                     <p>Exit Provost</p>
                     <div class="line">This is a gentle provost: seldom when</div>
                     <div class="line">The steeled gaoler is the friend of men.</div>
                     <p>Knocking within</p>
                     <div class="line">How now! what noise? That spirit's possessed with haste</div>
                     <div class="line">That wounds the unsisting postern with these strokes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter Provost</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">There he must stay until the officer</div>
                     <div class="line">Arise to let him in: he is call'd up.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Have you no countermand for Claudio yet,</div>
                     <div class="line">But he must die to-morrow?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">None, sir, none.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">As near the dawning, provost, as it is,</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall hear more ere morning.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Happily</div>
                     <div class="line">You something know; yet I believe there comes</div>
                     <div class="line">No countermand; no such example have we:</div>
                     <div class="line">Besides, upon the very siege of justice</div>
                     <div class="line">Lord Angelo hath to the public ear</div>
                     <div class="line">Profess'd the contrary.</div>
                     <p>Enter a Messenger</p>
                     <div class="line">This is his lordship's man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">And here comes Claudio's pardon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Giving a paper</span>
                     </div>
                     <div class="line">My lord hath sent you this note; and by me this</div>
                     <div class="line">further charge, that you swerve not from the</div>
                     <div class="line">smallest article of it, neither in time, matter, or</div>
                     <div class="line">other circumstance. Good morrow; for, as I take it,</div>
                     <div class="line">it is almost day.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall obey him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit Messenger</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  This is his pardon, purchased by such sin</div>
                     <div class="line">For which the pardoner himself is in.</div>
                     <div class="line">Hence hath offence his quick celerity,</div>
                     <div class="line">When it is born in high authority:</div>
                     <div class="line">When vice makes mercy, mercy's so extended,</div>
                     <div class="line">That for the fault's love is the offender friended.</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, sir, what news?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">I told you. Lord Angelo, belike thinking me remiss</div>
                     <div class="line">in mine office, awakens me with this unwonted</div>
                     <div class="line">putting-on; methinks strangely, for he hath not used it before.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, let's hear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Reads</span>
                     </div>
                     <div class="line">'Whatsoever you may hear to the contrary, let</div>
                     <div class="line">Claudio be executed by four of the clock; and in the</div>
                     <div class="line">afternoon Barnardine: for my better satisfaction,</div>
                     <div class="line">let me have Claudio's head sent me by five. Let</div>
                     <div class="line">this be duly performed; with a thought that more</div>
                     <div class="line">depends on it than we must yet deliver. Thus fail</div>
                     <div class="line">not to do your office, as you will answer it at your peril.'</div>
                     <div class="line">What say you to this, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">What is that Barnardine who is to be executed in the</div>
                     <div class="line">afternoon?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">A Bohemian born, but here nursed un and bred; one</div>
                     <div class="line">that is a prisoner nine years old.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">How came it that the absent duke had not either</div>
                     <div class="line">delivered him to his liberty or executed him? I</div>
                     <div class="line">have heard it was ever his manner to do so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">His friends still wrought reprieves for him: and,</div>
                     <div class="line">indeed, his fact, till now in the government of Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Angelo, came not to an undoubtful proof.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">It is now apparent?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Most manifest, and not denied by himself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath he born himself penitently in prison? how</div>
                     <div class="line">seems he to be touched?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">A man that apprehends death no more dreadfully but</div>
                     <div class="line">as a drunken sleep; careless, reckless, and fearless</div>
                     <div class="line">of what's past, present, or to come; insensible of</div>
                     <div class="line">mortality, and desperately mortal.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">He wants advice.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">He will hear none: he hath evermore had the liberty</div>
                     <div class="line">of the prison; give him leave to escape hence, he</div>
                     <div class="line">would not: drunk many times a day, if not many days</div>
                     <div class="line">entirely drunk. We have very oft awaked him, as if</div>
                     <div class="line">to carry him to execution, and showed him a seeming</div>
                     <div class="line">warrant for it: it hath not moved him at all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">More of him anon. There is written in your brow,</div>
                     <div class="line">provost, honesty and constancy: if I read it not</div>
                     <div class="line">truly, my ancient skill beguiles me; but, in the</div>
                     <div class="line">boldness of my cunning, I will lay myself in hazard.</div>
                     <div class="line">Claudio, whom here you have warrant to execute, is</div>
                     <div class="line">no greater forfeit to the law than Angelo who hath</div>
                     <div class="line">sentenced him. To make you understand this in a</div>
                     <div class="line">manifested effect, I crave but four days' respite;</div>
                     <div class="line">for the which you are to do me both a present and a</div>
                     <div class="line">dangerous courtesy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray, sir, in what?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">In the delaying death.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">A lack, how may I do it, having the hour limited,</div>
                     <div class="line">and an express command, under penalty, to deliver</div>
                     <div class="line">his head in the view of Angelo? I may make my case</div>
                     <div class="line">as Claudio's, to cross this in the smallest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">By the vow of mine order I warrant you, if my</div>
                     <div class="line">instructions may be your guide. Let this Barnardine</div>
                     <div class="line">be this morning executed, and his head born to Angelo.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Angelo hath seen them both, and will discover the favour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">O, death's a great disguiser; and you may add to it.</div>
                     <div class="line">Shave the head, and tie the beard; and say it was</div>
                     <div class="line">the desire of the penitent to be so bared before his</div>
                     <div class="line">death: you know the course is common. If any thing</div>
                     <div class="line">fall to you upon this, more than thanks and good</div>
                     <div class="line">fortune, by the saint whom I profess, I will plead</div>
                     <div class="line">against it with my life.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Pardon me, good father; it is against my oath.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Were you sworn to the duke, or to the deputy?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">To him, and to his substitutes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">You will think you have made no offence, if the duke</div>
                     <div class="line">avouch the justice of your dealing?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">But what likelihood is in that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Not a resemblance, but a certainty. Yet since I see</div>
                     <div class="line">you fearful, that neither my coat, integrity, nor</div>
                     <div class="line">persuasion can with ease attempt you, I will go</div>
                     <div class="line">further than I meant, to pluck all fears out of you.</div>
                     <div class="line">Look you, sir, here is the hand and seal of the</div>
                     <div class="line">duke: you know the character, I doubt not; and the</div>
                     <div class="line">signet is not strange to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">I know them both.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">The contents of this is the return of the duke: you</div>
                     <div class="line">shall anon over-read it at your pleasure; where you</div>
                     <div class="line">shall find, within these two days he will be here.</div>
                     <div class="line">This is a thing that Angelo knows not; for he this</div>
                     <div class="line">very day receives letters of strange tenor;</div>
                     <div class="line">perchance of the duke's death; perchance entering</div>
                     <div class="line">into some monastery; but, by chance, nothing of what</div>
                     <div class="line">is writ. Look, the unfolding star calls up the</div>
                     <div class="line">shepherd. Put not yourself into amazement how these</div>
                     <div class="line">things should be: all difficulties are but easy</div>
                     <div class="line">when they are known. Call your executioner, and off</div>
                     <div class="line">with Barnardine's head: I will give him a present</div>
                     <div class="line">shrift and advise him for a better place. Yet you</div>
                     <div class="line">are amazed; but this shall absolutely resolve you.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come away; it is almost clear dawn.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  Another room in the same.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter POMPEY</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">I am as well acquainted here as I was in our house</div>
                     <div class="line">of profession: one would think it were Mistress</div>
                     <div class="line">Overdone's own house, for here be many of her old</div>
                     <div class="line">customers. First, here's young Master Rash; he's in</div>
                     <div class="line">for a commodity of brown paper and old ginger,</div>
                     <div class="line">ninescore and seventeen pounds; of which he made</div>
                     <div class="line">five marks, ready money: marry, then ginger was not</div>
                     <div class="line">much in request, for the old women were all dead.</div>
                     <div class="line">Then is there here one Master Caper, at the suit of</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Three-pile the mercer, for some four suits of</div>
                     <div class="line">peach-coloured satin, which now peaches him a</div>
                     <div class="line">beggar. Then have we here young Dizy, and young</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Deep-vow, and Master Copperspur, and Master</div>
                     <div class="line">Starve-lackey the rapier and dagger man, and young</div>
                     <div class="line">Drop-heir that killed lusty Pudding, and Master</div>
                     <div class="line">Forthlight the tilter, and brave Master Shooty the</div>
                     <div class="line">great traveller, and wild Half-can that stabbed</div>
                     <div class="line">Pots, and, I think, forty more; all great doers in</div>
                     <div class="line">our trade, and are now 'for the Lord's sake.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ABHORSON</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ABHORSON</div>
                     <div class="line">Sirrah, bring Barnardine hither.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Barnardine! you must rise and be hanged.</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Barnardine!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ABHORSON</div>
                     <div class="line">What, ho, Barnardine!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARNARDINE</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Within</span>  A pox o' your throats! Who makes that</div>
                     <div class="line">noise there? What are you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Your friends, sir; the hangman. You must be so</div>
                     <div class="line">good, sir, to rise and be put to death.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARNARDINE</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Within</span>  Away, you rogue, away! I am sleepy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ABHORSON</div>
                     <div class="line">Tell him he must awake, and that quickly too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray, Master Barnardine, awake till you are</div>
                     <div class="line">executed, and sleep afterwards.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ABHORSON</div>
                     <div class="line">Go in to him, and fetch him out.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">He is coming, sir, he is coming; I hear his straw rustle.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ABHORSON</div>
                     <div class="line">Is the axe upon the block, sirrah?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">Very ready, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter BARNARDINE</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARNARDINE</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, Abhorson? what's the news with you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ABHORSON</div>
                     <div class="line">Truly, sir, I would desire you to clap into your</div>
                     <div class="line">prayers; for, look you, the warrant's come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARNARDINE</div>
                     <div class="line">You rogue, I have been drinking all night; I am not</div>
                     <div class="line">fitted for 't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                     <div class="line">O, the better, sir; for he that drinks all night,</div>
                     <div class="line">and is hanged betimes in the morning, may sleep the</div>
                     <div class="line">sounder all the next day.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ABHORSON</div>
                     <div class="line">Look you, sir; here comes your ghostly father: do</div>
                     <div class="line">we jest now, think you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter DUKE VINCENTIO disguised as before</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, induced by my charity, and hearing how hastily</div>
                     <div class="line">you are to depart, I am come to advise you, comfort</div>
                     <div class="line">you and pray with you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARNARDINE</div>
                     <div class="line">Friar, not I I have been drinking hard all night,</div>
                     <div class="line">and I will have more time to prepare me, or they</div>
                     <div class="line">shall beat out my brains with billets: I will not</div>
                     <div class="line">consent to die this day, that's certain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">O, sir, you must: and therefore I beseech you</div>
                     <div class="line">Look forward on the journey you shall go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARNARDINE</div>
                     <div class="line">I swear I will not die to-day for any man's</div>
                     <div class="line">persuasion.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">But hear you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BARNARDINE</div>
                     <div class="line">Not a word: if you have any thing to say to me,</div>
                     <div class="line">come to my ward; for thence will not I to-day.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Unfit to live or die: O gravel heart!</div>
                     <div class="line">After him, fellows; bring him to the block.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt ABHORSON and POMPEY</p>
               <p>Re-enter Provost</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, sir, how do you find the prisoner?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">A creature unprepared, unmeet for death;</div>
                     <div class="line">And to transport him in the mind he is</div>
                     <div class="line">Were damnable.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Here in the prison, father,</div>
                     <div class="line">There died this morning of a cruel fever</div>
                     <div class="line">One Ragozine, a most notorious pirate,</div>
                     <div class="line">A man of Claudio's years; his beard and head</div>
                     <div class="line">Just of his colour. What if we do omit</div>
                     <div class="line">This reprobate till he were well inclined;</div>
                     <div class="line">And satisfy the deputy with the visage</div>
                     <div class="line">Of Ragozine, more like to Claudio?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">O, 'tis an accident that heaven provides!</div>
                     <div class="line">Dispatch it presently; the hour draws on</div>
                     <div class="line">Prefix'd by Angelo: see this be done,</div>
                     <div class="line">And sent according to command; whiles I</div>
                     <div class="line">Persuade this rude wretch willingly to die.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">This shall be done, good father, presently.</div>
                     <div class="line">But Barnardine must die this afternoon:</div>
                     <div class="line">And how shall we continue Claudio,</div>
                     <div class="line">To save me from the danger that might come</div>
                     <div class="line">If he were known alive?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Let this be done.</div>
                     <div class="line">Put them in secret holds, both Barnardine and Claudio:</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere twice the sun hath made his journal greeting</div>
                     <div class="line">To the under generation, you shall find</div>
                     <div class="line">Your safety manifested.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">I am your free dependant.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Quick, dispatch, and send the head to Angelo.</div>
                     <p>Exit Provost</p>
                     <div class="line">Now will I write letters to Angelo,--</div>
                     <div class="line">The provost, he shall bear them, whose contents</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall witness to him I am near at home,</div>
                     <div class="line">And that, by great injunctions, I am bound</div>
                     <div class="line">To enter publicly: him I'll desire</div>
                     <div class="line">To meet me at the consecrated fount</div>
                     <div class="line">A league below the city; and from thence,</div>
                     <div class="line">By cold gradation and well-balanced form,</div>
                     <div class="line">We shall proceed with Angelo.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter Provost</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Here is the head; I'll carry it myself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Convenient is it. Make a swift return;</div>
                     <div class="line">For I would commune with you of such things</div>
                     <div class="line">That want no ear but yours.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll make all speed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Within</span>  Peace, ho, be here!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">The tongue of Isabel. She's come to know</div>
                     <div class="line">If yet her brother's pardon be come hither:</div>
                     <div class="line">But I will keep her ignorant of her good,</div>
                     <div class="line">To make her heavenly comforts of despair,</div>
                     <div class="line">When it is least expected.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ISABELLA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Ho, by your leave!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Good morning to you, fair and gracious daughter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">The better, given me by so holy a man.</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath yet the deputy sent my brother's pardon?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">He hath released him, Isabel, from the world:</div>
                     <div class="line">His head is off and sent to Angelo.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, but it is not so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">It is no other: show your wisdom, daughter,</div>
                     <div class="line">In your close patience.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, I will to him and pluck out his eyes!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall not be admitted to his sight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Unhappy Claudio! wretched Isabel!</div>
                     <div class="line">Injurious world! most damned Angelo!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">This nor hurts him nor profits you a jot;</div>
                     <div class="line">Forbear it therefore; give your cause to heaven.</div>
                     <div class="line">Mark what I say, which you shall find</div>
                     <div class="line">By every syllable a faithful verity:</div>
                     <div class="line">The duke comes home to-morrow; nay, dry your eyes;</div>
                     <div class="line">One of our convent, and his confessor,</div>
                     <div class="line">Gives me this instance: already he hath carried</div>
                     <div class="line">Notice to Escalus and Angelo,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who do prepare to meet him at the gates,</div>
                     <div class="line">There to give up their power. If you can, pace your wisdom</div>
                     <div class="line">In that good path that I would wish it go,</div>
                     <div class="line">And you shall have your bosom on this wretch,</div>
                     <div class="line">Grace of the duke, revenges to your heart,</div>
                     <div class="line">And general honour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">I am directed by you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">This letter, then, to Friar Peter give;</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis that he sent me of the duke's return:</div>
                     <div class="line">Say, by this token, I desire his company</div>
                     <div class="line">At Mariana's house to-night. Her cause and yours</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll perfect him withal, and he shall bring you</div>
                     <div class="line">Before the duke, and to the head of Angelo</div>
                     <div class="line">Accuse him home and home. For my poor self,</div>
                     <div class="line">I am combined by a sacred vow</div>
                     <div class="line">And shall be absent. Wend you with this letter:</div>
                     <div class="line">Command these fretting waters from your eyes</div>
                     <div class="line">With a light heart; trust not my holy order,</div>
                     <div class="line">If I pervert your course. Who's here?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter LUCIO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Good even. Friar, where's the provost?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Not within, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">O pretty Isabella, I am pale at mine heart to see</div>
                     <div class="line">thine eyes so red: thou must be patient. I am fain</div>
                     <div class="line">to dine and sup with water and bran; I dare not for</div>
                     <div class="line">my head fill my belly; one fruitful meal would set</div>
                     <div class="line">me to 't. But they say the duke will be here</div>
                     <div class="line">to-morrow. By my troth, Isabel, I loved thy brother:</div>
                     <div class="line">if the old fantastical duke of dark corners had been</div>
                     <div class="line">at home, he had lived.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit ISABELLA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, the duke is marvellous little beholding to your</div>
                     <div class="line">reports; but the best is, he lives not in them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Friar, thou knowest not the duke so well as I do:</div>
                     <div class="line">he's a better woodman than thou takest him for.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, you'll answer this one day. Fare ye well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, tarry; I'll go along with thee</div>
                     <div class="line">I can tell thee pretty tales of the duke.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">You have told me too many of him already, sir, if</div>
                     <div class="line">they be true; if not true, none were enough.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I was once before him for getting a wench with child.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Did you such a thing?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, marry, did I but I was fain to forswear it;</div>
                     <div class="line">they would else have married me to the rotten medlar.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, your company is fairer than honest. Rest you well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">By my troth, I'll go with thee to the lane's end:</div>
                     <div class="line">if bawdy talk offend you, we'll have very little of</div>
                     <div class="line">it. Nay, friar, I am a kind of burr; I shall stick.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV.  A room in ANGELO's house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ANGELO and ESCALUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Every letter he hath writ hath disvouched other.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">In most uneven and distracted manner. His actions</div>
                     <div class="line">show much like to madness: pray heaven his wisdom be</div>
                     <div class="line">not tainted! And why meet him at the gates, and</div>
                     <div class="line">redeliver our authorities there</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I guess not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">And why should we proclaim it in an hour before his</div>
                     <div class="line">entering, that if any crave redress of injustice,</div>
                     <div class="line">they should exhibit their petitions in the street?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He shows his reason for that: to have a dispatch of</div>
                     <div class="line">complaints, and to deliver us from devices</div>
                     <div class="line">hereafter, which shall then have no power to stand</div>
                     <div class="line">against us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, I beseech you, let it be proclaimed betimes</div>
                     <div class="line">i' the morn; I'll call you at your house: give</div>
                     <div class="line">notice to such men of sort and suit as are to meet</div>
                     <div class="line">him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall, sir. Fare you well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Good night.</div>
                     <p>Exit ESCALUS</p>
                     <div class="line">This deed unshapes me quite, makes me unpregnant</div>
                     <div class="line">And dull to all proceedings. A deflower'd maid!</div>
                     <div class="line">And by an eminent body that enforced</div>
                     <div class="line">The law against it! But that her tender shame</div>
                     <div class="line">Will not proclaim against her maiden loss,</div>
                     <div class="line">How might she tongue me! Yet reason dares her no;</div>
                     <div class="line">For my authority bears of a credent bulk,</div>
                     <div class="line">That no particular scandal once can touch</div>
                     <div class="line">But it confounds the breather. He should have lived,</div>
                     <div class="line">Save that riotous youth, with dangerous sense,</div>
                     <div class="line">Might in the times to come have ta'en revenge,</div>
                     <div class="line">By so receiving a dishonour'd life</div>
                     <div class="line">With ransom of such shame. Would yet he had lived!</div>
                     <div class="line">A lack, when once our grace we have forgot,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nothing goes right: we would, and we would not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.6">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>5. SCENE V.  Fields without the town.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter DUKE VINCENTIO in his own habit, and FRIAR PETER</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">These letters at fit time deliver me</div>
                     <p>Giving letters</p>
                     <div class="line">The provost knows our purpose and our plot.</div>
                     <div class="line">The matter being afoot, keep your instruction,</div>
                     <div class="line">And hold you ever to our special drift;</div>
                     <div class="line">Though sometimes you do blench from this to that,</div>
                     <div class="line">As cause doth minister. Go call at Flavius' house,</div>
                     <div class="line">And tell him where I stay: give the like notice</div>
                     <div class="line">To Valentinus, Rowland, and to Crassus,</div>
                     <div class="line">And bid them bring the trumpets to the gate;</div>
                     <div class="line">But send me Flavius first.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FRIAR PETER</div>
                     <div class="line">It shall be speeded well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <p>Enter VARRIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank thee, Varrius; thou hast made good haste:</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, we will walk. There's other of our friends</div>
                     <div class="line">Will greet us here anon, my gentle Varrius.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.7">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>6. SCENE VI.  Street near the city gate.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ISABELLA and MARIANA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">To speak so indirectly I am loath:</div>
                     <div class="line">I would say the truth; but to accuse him so,</div>
                     <div class="line">That is your part: yet I am advised to do it;</div>
                     <div class="line">He says, to veil full purpose.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">Be ruled by him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Besides, he tells me that, if peradventure</div>
                     <div class="line">He speak against me on the adverse side,</div>
                     <div class="line">I should not think it strange; for 'tis a physic</div>
                     <div class="line">That's bitter to sweet end.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">I would Friar Peter--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, peace! the friar is come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FRIAR PETER</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FRIAR PETER</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, I have found you out a stand most fit,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where you may have such vantage on the duke,</div>
                     <div class="line">He shall not pass you. Twice have the trumpets sounded;</div>
                     <div class="line">The generous and gravest citizens</div>
                     <div class="line">Have hent the gates, and very near upon</div>
                     <div class="line">The duke is entering: therefore, hence, away!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.7">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 5. ACT V</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. SCENE I.  The city gate.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  The city gate.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>MARIANA veiled, ISABELLA, and FRIAR PETER, at their
stand. Enter DUKE VINCENTIO, VARRIUS, Lords,
ANGELO, ESCALUS, LUCIO, Provost, Officers, and
Citizens, at several doors</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">My very worthy cousin, fairly met!</div>
                     <div class="line">Our old and faithful friend, we are glad to see you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Happy return be to your royal grace!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Many and hearty thankings to you both.</div>
                     <div class="line">We have made inquiry of you; and we hear</div>
                     <div class="line">Such goodness of your justice, that our soul</div>
                     <div class="line">Cannot but yield you forth to public thanks,</div>
                     <div class="line">Forerunning more requital.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">You make my bonds still greater.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">O, your desert speaks loud; and I should wrong it,</div>
                     <div class="line">To lock it in the wards of covert bosom,</div>
                     <div class="line">When it deserves, with characters of brass,</div>
                     <div class="line">A forted residence 'gainst the tooth of time</div>
                     <div class="line">And razure of oblivion. Give me your hand,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let the subject see, to make them know</div>
                     <div class="line">That outward courtesies would fain proclaim</div>
                     <div class="line">Favours that keep within. Come, Escalus,</div>
                     <div class="line">You must walk by us on our other hand;</div>
                     <div class="line">And good supporters are you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>FRIAR PETER and ISABELLA come forward</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FRIAR PETER</div>
                     <div class="line">Now is your time: speak loud and kneel before him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Justice, O royal duke! Vail your regard</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon a wrong'd, I would fain have said, a maid!</div>
                     <div class="line">O worthy prince, dishonour not your eye</div>
                     <div class="line">By throwing it on any other object</div>
                     <div class="line">Till you have heard me in my true complaint</div>
                     <div class="line">And given me justice, justice, justice, justice!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Relate your wrongs; in what? by whom? be brief.</div>
                     <div class="line">Here is Lord Angelo shall give you justice:</div>
                     <div class="line">Reveal yourself to him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">O worthy duke,</div>
                     <div class="line">You bid me seek redemption of the devil:</div>
                     <div class="line">Hear me yourself; for that which I must speak</div>
                     <div class="line">Must either punish me, not being believed,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or wring redress from you. Hear me, O hear me, here!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, her wits, I fear me, are not firm:</div>
                     <div class="line">She hath been a suitor to me for her brother</div>
                     <div class="line">Cut off by course of justice,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">By course of justice!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">And she will speak most bitterly and strange.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Most strange, but yet most truly, will I speak:</div>
                     <div class="line">That Angelo's forsworn; is it not strange?</div>
                     <div class="line">That Angelo's a murderer; is 't not strange?</div>
                     <div class="line">That Angelo is an adulterous thief,</div>
                     <div class="line">An hypocrite, a virgin-violator;</div>
                     <div class="line">Is it not strange and strange?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, it is ten times strange.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">It is not truer he is Angelo</div>
                     <div class="line">Than this is all as true as it is strange:</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, it is ten times true; for truth is truth</div>
                     <div class="line">To the end of reckoning.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Away with her! Poor soul,</div>
                     <div class="line">She speaks this in the infirmity of sense.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">O prince, I conjure thee, as thou believest</div>
                     <div class="line">There is another comfort than this world,</div>
                     <div class="line">That thou neglect me not, with that opinion</div>
                     <div class="line">That I am touch'd with madness! Make not impossible</div>
                     <div class="line">That which but seems unlike: 'tis not impossible</div>
                     <div class="line">But one, the wicked'st caitiff on the ground,</div>
                     <div class="line">May seem as shy, as grave, as just, as absolute</div>
                     <div class="line">As Angelo; even so may Angelo,</div>
                     <div class="line">In all his dressings, characts, titles, forms,</div>
                     <div class="line">Be an arch-villain; believe it, royal prince:</div>
                     <div class="line">If he be less, he's nothing; but he's more,</div>
                     <div class="line">Had I more name for badness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">By mine honesty,</div>
                     <div class="line">If she be mad,--as I believe no other,--</div>
                     <div class="line">Her madness hath the oddest frame of sense,</div>
                     <div class="line">Such a dependency of thing on thing,</div>
                     <div class="line">As e'er I heard in madness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">O gracious duke,</div>
                     <div class="line">Harp not on that, nor do not banish reason</div>
                     <div class="line">For inequality; but let your reason serve</div>
                     <div class="line">To make the truth appear where it seems hid,</div>
                     <div class="line">And hide the false seems true.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Many that are not mad</div>
                     <div class="line">Have, sure, more lack of reason. What would you say?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">I am the sister of one Claudio,</div>
                     <div class="line">Condemn'd upon the act of fornication</div>
                     <div class="line">To lose his head; condemn'd by Angelo:</div>
                     <div class="line">I, in probation of a sisterhood,</div>
                     <div class="line">Was sent to by my brother; one Lucio</div>
                     <div class="line">As then the messenger,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">That's I, an't like your grace:</div>
                     <div class="line">I came to her from Claudio, and desired her</div>
                     <div class="line">To try her gracious fortune with Lord Angelo</div>
                     <div class="line">For her poor brother's pardon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">That's he indeed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">You were not bid to speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">No, my good lord;</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor wish'd to hold my peace.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I wish you now, then;</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, take note of it: and when you have</div>
                     <div class="line">A business for yourself, pray heaven you then</div>
                     <div class="line">Be perfect.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I warrant your honour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">The warrants for yourself; take heed to't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">This gentleman told somewhat of my tale,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Right.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">It may be right; but you are i' the wrong</div>
                     <div class="line">To speak before your time. Proceed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">I went</div>
                     <div class="line">To this pernicious caitiff deputy,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">That's somewhat madly spoken.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Pardon it;</div>
                     <div class="line">The phrase is to the matter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Mended again. The matter; proceed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">In brief, to set the needless process by,</div>
                     <div class="line">How I persuaded, how I pray'd, and kneel'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">How he refell'd me, and how I replied,--</div>
                     <div class="line">For this was of much length,--the vile conclusion</div>
                     <div class="line">I now begin with grief and shame to utter:</div>
                     <div class="line">He would not, but by gift of my chaste body</div>
                     <div class="line">To his concupiscible intemperate lust,</div>
                     <div class="line">Release my brother; and, after much debatement,</div>
                     <div class="line">My sisterly remorse confutes mine honour,</div>
                     <div class="line">And I did yield to him: but the next morn betimes,</div>
                     <div class="line">His purpose surfeiting, he sends a warrant</div>
                     <div class="line">For my poor brother's head.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">This is most likely!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, that it were as like as it is true!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">By heaven, fond wretch, thou knowist not what thou speak'st,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or else thou art suborn'd against his honour</div>
                     <div class="line">In hateful practise. First, his integrity</div>
                     <div class="line">Stands without blemish. Next, it imports no reason</div>
                     <div class="line">That with such vehemency he should pursue</div>
                     <div class="line">Faults proper to himself: if he had so offended,</div>
                     <div class="line">He would have weigh'd thy brother by himself</div>
                     <div class="line">And not have cut him off. Some one hath set you on:</div>
                     <div class="line">Confess the truth, and say by whose advice</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou camest here to complain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">And is this all?</div>
                     <div class="line">Then, O you blessed ministers above,</div>
                     <div class="line">Keep me in patience, and with ripen'd time</div>
                     <div class="line">Unfold the evil which is here wrapt up</div>
                     <div class="line">In countenance! Heaven shield your grace from woe,</div>
                     <div class="line">As I, thus wrong'd, hence unbelieved go!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I know you'ld fain be gone. An officer!</div>
                     <div class="line">To prison with her! Shall we thus permit</div>
                     <div class="line">A blasting and a scandalous breath to fall</div>
                     <div class="line">On him so near us? This needs must be a practise.</div>
                     <div class="line">Who knew of Your intent and coming hither?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">One that I would were here, Friar Lodowick.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">A ghostly father, belike. Who knows that Lodowick?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, I know him; 'tis a meddling friar;</div>
                     <div class="line">I do not like the man: had he been lay, my lord</div>
                     <div class="line">For certain words he spake against your grace</div>
                     <div class="line">In your retirement, I had swinged him soundly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Words against me? this is a good friar, belike!</div>
                     <div class="line">And to set on this wretched woman here</div>
                     <div class="line">Against our substitute! Let this friar be found.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">But yesternight, my lord, she and that friar,</div>
                     <div class="line">I saw them at the prison: a saucy friar,</div>
                     <div class="line">A very scurvy fellow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FRIAR PETER</div>
                     <div class="line">Blessed be your royal grace!</div>
                     <div class="line">I have stood by, my lord, and I have heard</div>
                     <div class="line">Your royal ear abused. First, hath this woman</div>
                     <div class="line">Most wrongfully accused your substitute,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who is as free from touch or soil with her</div>
                     <div class="line">As she from one ungot.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">We did believe no less.</div>
                     <div class="line">Know you that Friar Lodowick that she speaks of?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FRIAR PETER</div>
                     <div class="line">I know him for a man divine and holy;</div>
                     <div class="line">Not scurvy, nor a temporary meddler,</div>
                     <div class="line">As he's reported by this gentleman;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, on my trust, a man that never yet</div>
                     <div class="line">Did, as he vouches, misreport your grace.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, most villanously; believe it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FRIAR PETER</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, he in time may come to clear himself;</div>
                     <div class="line">But at this instant he is sick my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">Of a strange fever. Upon his mere request,</div>
                     <div class="line">Being come to knowledge that there was complaint</div>
                     <div class="line">Intended 'gainst Lord Angelo, came I hither,</div>
                     <div class="line">To speak, as from his mouth, what he doth know</div>
                     <div class="line">Is true and false; and what he with his oath</div>
                     <div class="line">And all probation will make up full clear,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whensoever he's convented. First, for this woman.</div>
                     <div class="line">To justify this worthy nobleman,</div>
                     <div class="line">So vulgarly and personally accused,</div>
                     <div class="line">Her shall you hear disproved to her eyes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Till she herself confess it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Good friar, let's hear it.</div>
                     <p>ISABELLA is carried off guarded; and MARIANA comes forward</p>
                     <div class="line">Do you not smile at this, Lord Angelo?</div>
                     <div class="line">O heaven, the vanity of wretched fools!</div>
                     <div class="line">Give us some seats. Come, cousin Angelo;</div>
                     <div class="line">In this I'll be impartial; be you judge</div>
                     <div class="line">Of your own cause. Is this the witness, friar?</div>
                     <div class="line">First, let her show her face, and after speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">Pardon, my lord; I will not show my face</div>
                     <div class="line">Until my husband bid me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">What, are you married?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">No, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Are you a maid?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">No, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">A widow, then?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">Neither, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, you are nothing then: neither maid, widow, nor wife?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, she may be a punk; for many of them are</div>
                     <div class="line">neither maid, widow, nor wife.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Silence that fellow: I would he had some cause</div>
                     <div class="line">To prattle for himself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord; I do confess I ne'er was married;</div>
                     <div class="line">And I confess besides I am no maid:</div>
                     <div class="line">I have known my husband; yet my husband</div>
                     <div class="line">Knows not that ever he knew me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">He was drunk then, my lord: it can be no better.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">For the benefit of silence, would thou wert so too!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">This is no witness for Lord Angelo.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">Now I come to't my lord</div>
                     <div class="line">She that accuses him of fornication,</div>
                     <div class="line">In self-same manner doth accuse my husband,</div>
                     <div class="line">And charges him my lord, with such a time</div>
                     <div class="line">When I'll depose I had him in mine arms</div>
                     <div class="line">With all the effect of love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Charges she more than me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">Not that I know.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">No? you say your husband.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, just, my lord, and that is Angelo,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who thinks he knows that he ne'er knew my body,</div>
                     <div class="line">But knows he thinks that he knows Isabel's.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">This is a strange abuse. Let's see thy face.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">My husband bids me; now I will unmask.</div>
                     <p>Unveiling</p>
                     <div class="line">This is that face, thou cruel Angelo,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which once thou sworest was worth the looking on;</div>
                     <div class="line">This is the hand which, with a vow'd contract,</div>
                     <div class="line">Was fast belock'd in thine; this is the body</div>
                     <div class="line">That took away the match from Isabel,</div>
                     <div class="line">And did supply thee at thy garden-house</div>
                     <div class="line">In her imagined person.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Know you this woman?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Carnally, she says.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Sirrah, no more!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Enough, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, I must confess I know this woman:</div>
                     <div class="line">And five years since there was some speech of marriage</div>
                     <div class="line">Betwixt myself and her; which was broke off,</div>
                     <div class="line">Partly for that her promised proportions</div>
                     <div class="line">Came short of composition, but in chief</div>
                     <div class="line">For that her reputation was disvalued</div>
                     <div class="line">In levity: since which time of five years</div>
                     <div class="line">I never spake with her, saw her, nor heard from her,</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon my faith and honour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">Noble prince,</div>
                     <div class="line">As there comes light from heaven and words from breath,</div>
                     <div class="line">As there is sense in truth and truth in virtue,</div>
                     <div class="line">I am affianced this man's wife as strongly</div>
                     <div class="line">As words could make up vows: and, my good lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">But Tuesday night last gone in's garden-house</div>
                     <div class="line">He knew me as a wife. As this is true,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me in safety raise me from my knees</div>
                     <div class="line">Or else for ever be confixed here,</div>
                     <div class="line">A marble monument!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">I did but smile till now:</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, good my lord, give me the scope of justice</div>
                     <div class="line">My patience here is touch'd. I do perceive</div>
                     <div class="line">These poor informal women are no more</div>
                     <div class="line">But instruments of some more mightier member</div>
                     <div class="line">That sets them on: let me have way, my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">To find this practise out.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, with my heart</div>
                     <div class="line">And punish them to your height of pleasure.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou foolish friar, and thou pernicious woman,</div>
                     <div class="line">Compact with her that's gone, think'st thou thy oaths,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though they would swear down each particular saint,</div>
                     <div class="line">Were testimonies against his worth and credit</div>
                     <div class="line">That's seal'd in approbation? You, Lord Escalus,</div>
                     <div class="line">Sit with my cousin; lend him your kind pains</div>
                     <div class="line">To find out this abuse, whence 'tis derived.</div>
                     <div class="line">There is another friar that set them on;</div>
                     <div class="line">Let him be sent for.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FRIAR PETER</div>
                     <div class="line">Would he were here, my lord! for he indeed</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath set the women on to this complaint:</div>
                     <div class="line">Your provost knows the place where he abides</div>
                     <div class="line">And he may fetch him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Go do it instantly.</div>
                     <p>Exit Provost</p>
                     <div class="line">And you, my noble and well-warranted cousin,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom it concerns to hear this matter forth,</div>
                     <div class="line">Do with your injuries as seems you best,</div>
                     <div class="line">In any chastisement: I for a while will leave you;</div>
                     <div class="line">But stir not you till you have well determined</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon these slanderers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, we'll do it throughly.</div>
                     <p>Exit DUKE</p>
                     <div class="line">Signior Lucio, did not you say you knew that</div>
                     <div class="line">Friar Lodowick to be a dishonest person?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">'Cucullus non facit monachum:' honest in nothing</div>
                     <div class="line">but in his clothes; and one that hath spoke most</div>
                     <div class="line">villanous speeches of the duke.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We shall entreat you to abide here till he come and</div>
                     <div class="line">enforce them against him: we shall find this friar a</div>
                     <div class="line">notable fellow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">As any in Vienna, on my word.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Call that same Isabel here once again; I would speak with her.</div>
                     <p>Exit an Attendant</p>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, my lord, give me leave to question; you</div>
                     <div class="line">shall see how I'll handle her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Not better than he, by her own report.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Say you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, sir, I think, if you handled her privately,</div>
                     <div class="line">she would sooner confess: perchance, publicly,</div>
                     <div class="line">she'll be ashamed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I will go darkly to work with her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">That's the way; for women are light at midnight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter Officers with ISABELLA; and Provost with
the DUKE VINCENTIO in his friar's habit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come on, mistress: here's a gentlewoman denies all</div>
                     <div class="line">that you have said.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, here comes the rascal I spoke of; here with</div>
                     <div class="line">the provost.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">In very good time: speak not you to him till we</div>
                     <div class="line">call upon you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Mum.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, sir: did you set these women on to slander</div>
                     <div class="line">Lord Angelo? they have confessed you did.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis false.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How! know you where you are?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Respect to your great place! and let the devil</div>
                     <div class="line">Be sometime honour'd for his burning throne!</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is the duke? 'tis he should hear me speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The duke's in us; and we will hear you speak:</div>
                     <div class="line">Look you speak justly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Boldly, at least. But, O, poor souls,</div>
                     <div class="line">Come you to seek the lamb here of the fox?</div>
                     <div class="line">Good night to your redress! Is the duke gone?</div>
                     <div class="line">Then is your cause gone too. The duke's unjust,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus to retort your manifest appeal,</div>
                     <div class="line">And put your trial in the villain's mouth</div>
                     <div class="line">Which here you come to accuse.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">This is the rascal; this is he I spoke of.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, thou unreverend and unhallow'd friar,</div>
                     <div class="line">Is't not enough thou hast suborn'd these women</div>
                     <div class="line">To accuse this worthy man, but, in foul mouth</div>
                     <div class="line">And in the witness of his proper ear,</div>
                     <div class="line">To call him villain? and then to glance from him</div>
                     <div class="line">To the duke himself, to tax him with injustice?</div>
                     <div class="line">Take him hence; to the rack with him! We'll touse you</div>
                     <div class="line">Joint by joint, but we will know his purpose.</div>
                     <div class="line">What 'unjust'!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Be not so hot; the duke</div>
                     <div class="line">Dare no more stretch this finger of mine than he</div>
                     <div class="line">Dare rack his own: his subject am I not,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor here provincial. My business in this state</div>
                     <div class="line">Made me a looker on here in Vienna,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where I have seen corruption boil and bubble</div>
                     <div class="line">Till it o'er-run the stew; laws for all faults,</div>
                     <div class="line">But faults so countenanced, that the strong statutes</div>
                     <div class="line">Stand like the forfeits in a barber's shop,</div>
                     <div class="line">As much in mock as mark.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Slander to the state! Away with him to prison!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">What can you vouch against him, Signior Lucio?</div>
                     <div class="line">Is this the man that you did tell us of?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis he, my lord. Come hither, goodman baldpate:</div>
                     <div class="line">do you know me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I remember you, sir, by the sound of your voice: I</div>
                     <div class="line">met you at the prison, in the absence of the duke.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">O, did you so? And do you remember what you said of the duke?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Most notedly, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you so, sir? And was the duke a fleshmonger, a</div>
                     <div class="line">fool, and a coward, as you then reported him to be?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">You must, sir, change persons with me, ere you make</div>
                     <div class="line">that my report: you, indeed, spoke so of him; and</div>
                     <div class="line">much more, much worse.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">O thou damnable fellow! Did not I pluck thee by the</div>
                     <div class="line">nose for thy speeches?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I protest I love the duke as I love myself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">Hark, how the villain would close now, after his</div>
                     <div class="line">treasonable abuses!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Such a fellow is not to be talked withal. Away with</div>
                     <div class="line">him to prison! Where is the provost? Away with him</div>
                     <div class="line">to prison! lay bolts enough upon him: let him</div>
                     <div class="line">speak no more. Away with those giglots too, and</div>
                     <div class="line">with the other confederate companion!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To Provost</span>  Stay, sir; stay awhile.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">What, resists he? Help him, Lucio.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, sir; come, sir; come, sir; foh, sir! Why, you</div>
                     <div class="line">bald-pated, lying rascal, you must be hooded, must</div>
                     <div class="line">you? Show your knave's visage, with a pox to you!</div>
                     <div class="line">show your sheep-biting face, and be hanged an hour!</div>
                     <div class="line">Will't not off?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Pulls off the friar's hood, and discovers DUKE
VINCENTIO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art the first knave that e'er madest a duke.</div>
                     <div class="line">First, provost, let me bail these gentle three.</div>
                     <p>To LUCIO</p>
                     <div class="line">Sneak not away, sir; for the friar and you</div>
                     <div class="line">Must have a word anon. Lay hold on him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">This may prove worse than hanging.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To ESCALUS</span>  What you have spoke I pardon: sit you down:</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll borrow place of him.</div>
                     <p>To ANGELO</p>
                     <div class="line">Sir, by your leave.</div>
                     <div class="line">Hast thou or word, or wit, or impudence,</div>
                     <div class="line">That yet can do thee office? If thou hast,</div>
                     <div class="line">Rely upon it till my tale be heard,</div>
                     <div class="line">And hold no longer out.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">O my dread lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">I should be guiltier than my guiltiness,</div>
                     <div class="line">To think I can be undiscernible,</div>
                     <div class="line">When I perceive your grace, like power divine,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath look'd upon my passes. Then, good prince,</div>
                     <div class="line">No longer session hold upon my shame,</div>
                     <div class="line">But let my trial be mine own confession:</div>
                     <div class="line">Immediate sentence then and sequent death</div>
                     <div class="line">Is all the grace I beg.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Come hither, Mariana.</div>
                     <div class="line">Say, wast thou e'er contracted to this woman?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">I was, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Go take her hence, and marry her instantly.</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you the office, friar; which consummate,</div>
                     <div class="line">Return him here again. Go with him, provost.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt ANGELO, MARIANA, FRIAR PETER and Provost</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, I am more amazed at his dishonour</div>
                     <div class="line">Than at the strangeness of it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Come hither, Isabel.</div>
                     <div class="line">Your friar is now your prince: as I was then</div>
                     <div class="line">Advertising and holy to your business,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not changing heart with habit, I am still</div>
                     <div class="line">Attorney'd at your service.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">O, give me pardon,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I, your vassal, have employ'd and pain'd</div>
                     <div class="line">Your unknown sovereignty!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">You are pardon'd, Isabel:</div>
                     <div class="line">And now, dear maid, be you as free to us.</div>
                     <div class="line">Your brother's death, I know, sits at your heart;</div>
                     <div class="line">And you may marvel why I obscured myself,</div>
                     <div class="line">Labouring to save his life, and would not rather</div>
                     <div class="line">Make rash remonstrance of my hidden power</div>
                     <div class="line">Than let him so be lost. O most kind maid,</div>
                     <div class="line">It was the swift celerity of his death,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which I did think with slower foot came on,</div>
                     <div class="line">That brain'd my purpose. But, peace be with him!</div>
                     <div class="line">That life is better life, past fearing death,</div>
                     <div class="line">Than that which lives to fear: make it your comfort,</div>
                     <div class="line">So happy is your brother.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">I do, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter ANGELO, MARIANA, FRIAR PETER, and Provost</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">For this new-married man approaching here,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose salt imagination yet hath wrong'd</div>
                     <div class="line">Your well defended honour, you must pardon</div>
                     <div class="line">For Mariana's sake: but as he adjudged your brother,--</div>
                     <div class="line">Being criminal, in double violation</div>
                     <div class="line">Of sacred chastity and of promise-breach</div>
                     <div class="line">Thereon dependent, for your brother's life,--</div>
                     <div class="line">The very mercy of the law cries out</div>
                     <div class="line">Most audible, even from his proper tongue,</div>
                     <div class="line">'An Angelo for Claudio, death for death!'</div>
                     <div class="line">Haste still pays haste, and leisure answers leisure;</div>
                     <div class="line">Like doth quit like, and MEASURE still FOR MEASURE.</div>
                     <div class="line">Then, Angelo, thy fault's thus manifested;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which, though thou wouldst deny, denies thee vantage.</div>
                     <div class="line">We do condemn thee to the very block</div>
                     <div class="line">Where Claudio stoop'd to death, and with like haste.</div>
                     <div class="line">Away with him!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">O my most gracious lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">I hope you will not mock me with a husband.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">It is your husband mock'd you with a husband.</div>
                     <div class="line">Consenting to the safeguard of your honour,</div>
                     <div class="line">I thought your marriage fit; else imputation,</div>
                     <div class="line">For that he knew you, might reproach your life</div>
                     <div class="line">And choke your good to come; for his possessions,</div>
                     <div class="line">Although by confiscation they are ours,</div>
                     <div class="line">We do instate and widow you withal,</div>
                     <div class="line">To buy you a better husband.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">O my dear lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">I crave no other, nor no better man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Never crave him; we are definitive.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">Gentle my liege,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Kneeling</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">You do but lose your labour.</div>
                     <div class="line">Away with him to death!</div>
                     <p>To LUCIO</p>
                     <div class="line">Now, sir, to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">O my good lord! Sweet Isabel, take my part;</div>
                     <div class="line">Lend me your knees, and all my life to come</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll lend you all my life to do you service.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Against all sense you do importune her:</div>
                     <div class="line">Should she kneel down in mercy of this fact,</div>
                     <div class="line">Her brother's ghost his paved bed would break,</div>
                     <div class="line">And take her hence in horror.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">Isabel,</div>
                     <div class="line">Sweet Isabel, do yet but kneel by me;</div>
                     <div class="line">Hold up your hands, say nothing; I'll speak all.</div>
                     <div class="line">They say, best men are moulded out of faults;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, for the most, become much more the better</div>
                     <div class="line">For being a little bad: so may my husband.</div>
                     <div class="line">O Isabel, will you not lend a knee?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">He dies for Claudio's death.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                     <div class="line">Most bounteous sir,</div>
                     <p>Kneeling</p>
                     <div class="line">Look, if it please you, on this man condemn'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">As if my brother lived: I partly think</div>
                     <div class="line">A due sincerity govern'd his deeds,</div>
                     <div class="line">Till he did look on me: since it is so,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let him not die. My brother had but justice,</div>
                     <div class="line">In that he did the thing for which he died:</div>
                     <div class="line">For Angelo,</div>
                     <div class="line">His act did not o'ertake his bad intent,</div>
                     <div class="line">And must be buried but as an intent</div>
                     <div class="line">That perish'd by the way: thoughts are no subjects;</div>
                     <div class="line">Intents but merely thoughts.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MARIANA</div>
                     <div class="line">Merely, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Your suit's unprofitable; stand up, I say.</div>
                     <div class="line">I have bethought me of another fault.</div>
                     <div class="line">Provost, how came it Claudio was beheaded</div>
                     <div class="line">At an unusual hour?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">It was commanded so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Had you a special warrant for the deed?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">No, my good lord; it was by private message.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">For which I do discharge you of your office:</div>
                     <div class="line">Give up your keys.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">Pardon me, noble lord:</div>
                     <div class="line">I thought it was a fault, but knew it not;</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet did repent me, after more advice;</div>
                     <div class="line">For testimony whereof, one in the prison,</div>
                     <div class="line">That should by private order else have died,</div>
                     <div class="line">I have reserved alive.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">What's he?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">His name is Barnardine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I would thou hadst done so by Claudio.</div>
                     <div class="line">Go fetch him hither; let me look upon him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit Provost</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I am sorry, one so learned and so wise</div>
                     <div class="line">As you, Lord Angelo, have still appear'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Should slip so grossly, both in the heat of blood.</div>
                     <div class="line">And lack of temper'd judgment afterward.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                     <div class="line">I am sorry that such sorrow I procure:</div>
                     <div class="line">And so deep sticks it in my penitent heart</div>
                     <div class="line">That I crave death more willingly than mercy;</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis my deserving, and I do entreat it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter Provost, with BARNARDINE, CLAUDIO muffled,
and JULIET</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Which is that Barnardine?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">This, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">There was a friar told me of this man.</div>
                     <div class="line">Sirrah, thou art said to have a stubborn soul.</div>
                     <div class="line">That apprehends no further than this world,</div>
                     <div class="line">And squarest thy life according. Thou'rt condemn'd:</div>
                     <div class="line">But, for those earthly faults, I quit them all;</div>
                     <div class="line">And pray thee take this mercy to provide</div>
                     <div class="line">For better times to come. Friar, advise him;</div>
                     <div class="line">I leave him to your hand. What muffled fellow's that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                     <div class="line">This is another prisoner that I saved.</div>
                     <div class="line">Who should have died when Claudio lost his head;</div>
                     <div class="line">As like almost to Claudio as himself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Unmuffles CLAUDIO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To ISABELLA</span>  If he be like your brother, for his sake</div>
                     <div class="line">Is he pardon'd; and, for your lovely sake,</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me your hand and say you will be mine.</div>
                     <div class="line">He is my brother too: but fitter time for that.</div>
                     <div class="line">By this Lord Angelo perceives he's safe;</div>
                     <div class="line">Methinks I see a quickening in his eye.</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, Angelo, your evil quits you well:</div>
                     <div class="line">Look that you love your wife; her worth worth yours.</div>
                     <div class="line">I find an apt remission in myself;</div>
                     <div class="line">And yet here's one in place I cannot pardon.</div>
                     <p>To LUCIO</p>
                     <div class="line">You, sirrah, that knew me for a fool, a coward,</div>
                     <div class="line">One all of luxury, an ass, a madman;</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherein have I so deserved of you,</div>
                     <div class="line">That you extol me thus?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">'Faith, my lord. I spoke it but according to the</div>
                     <div class="line">trick. If you will hang me for it, you may; but I</div>
                     <div class="line">had rather it would please you I might be whipt.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Whipt first, sir, and hanged after.</div>
                     <div class="line">Proclaim it, provost, round about the city.</div>
                     <div class="line">Is any woman wrong'd by this lewd fellow,</div>
                     <div class="line">As I have heard him swear himself there's one</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom he begot with child, let her appear,</div>
                     <div class="line">And he shall marry her: the nuptial finish'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let him be whipt and hang'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I beseech your highness, do not marry me to a whore.</div>
                     <div class="line">Your highness said even now, I made you a duke:</div>
                     <div class="line">good my lord, do not recompense me in making me a cuckold.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon mine honour, thou shalt marry her.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy slanders I forgive; and therewithal</div>
                     <div class="line">Remit thy other forfeits. Take him to prison;</div>
                     <div class="line">And see our pleasure herein executed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Marrying a punk, my lord, is pressing to death,</div>
                     <div class="line">whipping, and hanging.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Slandering a prince deserves it.</div>
                     <p>Exit Officers with LUCIO</p>
                     <div class="line">She, Claudio, that you wrong'd, look you restore.</div>
                     <div class="line">Joy to you, Mariana! Love her, Angelo:</div>
                     <div class="line">I have confess'd her and I know her virtue.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thanks, good friend Escalus, for thy much goodness:</div>
                     <div class="line">There's more behind that is more gratulate.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thanks, provost, for thy care and secrecy:</div>
                     <div class="line">We shill employ thee in a worthier place.</div>
                     <div class="line">Forgive him, Angelo, that brought you home</div>
                     <div class="line">The head of Ragozine for Claudio's:</div>
                     <div class="line">The offence pardons itself. Dear Isabel,</div>
                     <div class="line">I have a motion much imports your good;</div>
                     <div class="line">Whereto if you'll a willing ear incline,</div>
                     <div class="line">What's mine is yours and what is yours is mine.</div>
                     <div class="line">So, bring us to our palace; where we'll show</div>
                     <div class="line">What's yet behind, that's meet you all should know.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
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            <h1>Measure for Measure</h1>
         </header>
         <div class="lists-of-titles">
            <div class="toc">
               <p>
                  <b>Table of Contents</b>
               </p>
               <ul class="toc">
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.2">1. Dramatis Personae</a>
                     </span>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.3">1. ACT I</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  An apartment in the DUKE'S palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II.  A Street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III.  A monastery.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE IV.  A nunnery.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.4">2. ACT II</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  A hall In ANGELO's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II.  Another room in the same.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in a prison.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.5">4. SCENE IV.  A room in ANGELO's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.5">3. ACT III</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I.  A room in the prison.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II.  The street before the prison.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.6">4. ACT IV</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. SCENE I.  The moated grange at ST. LUKE's.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE II.  A room in the prison.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.4">3. SCENE III.  Another room in the same.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.5">4. SCENE IV.  A room in ANGELO's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.6">5. SCENE V.  Fields without the town.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.7">6. SCENE VI.  Street near the city gate.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.7">5. ACT V</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. SCENE I.  The city gate.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
               </ul>
            </div>
         </div>
         <div class="content">
            <article class="preface" id="R.1.2">
               <header class="preface-titlepage">
                  <h2>Dramatis Personae</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="content">
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">VINCENTIO, the Duke. </span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">ANGELO, Deputy.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">ESCALUS, an ancient Lord.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">CLAUDIO, a young gentleman.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">LUCIO, a fantastic.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Two other gentlemen.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Provost.</span>
                  </p>
                  <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
                     <tr>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">
                              <span class="personname">PETER</span>
                              <span class="personname">THOMAS</span>
                           </span>
                        </td>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">two friars.</span>
                        </td>
                     </tr>
                  </table>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">A Justice.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">VARRIUS</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">ELBOW, a simple constable.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">FROTH, a foolish gentleman.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">POMPEY, servant to Mistress Overdone.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">ABHORSON, an executioner.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">BARNARDINE, a dissolute prisoner.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">ISABELLA, sister to Claudio.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">MARIANA, betrothed to Angelo.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">JULIET, beloved of Claudio.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">FRANCISCA, a nun.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">MISTRESS OVERDONE, a bawd.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Lords, Officers, Citizens, Boy, and Attendant.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>SCENE  Vienna.</p>
               </div>
            </article>
            <article class="chapter" id="R.1.3">
               <header class="chapter-titlepage">
                  <h2>Chapter 1. ACT I</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="lists-of-titles">
                  <div class="toc">
                     <p>
                        <b>Table of Contents</b>
                     </p>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  An apartment in the DUKE'S palace.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II.  A Street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III.  A monastery.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.5">4. SCENE IV.  A nunnery.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="content">
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.3.2">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>1. SCENE I.  An apartment in the DUKE'S palace.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter DUKE VINCENTIO, ESCALUS, Lords and
Attendants</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Escalus.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">My lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Of government the properties to unfold,</div>
                              <div class="line">Would seem in me to affect speech and discourse;</div>
                              <div class="line">Since I am put to know that your own science</div>
                              <div class="line">Exceeds, in that, the lists of all advice</div>
                              <div class="line">My strength can give you: then no more remains,</div>
                              <div class="line">But that to your sufficiency, as your Worth is able,</div>
                              <div class="line">And let them work. The nature of our people,</div>
                              <div class="line">Our city's institutions, and the terms</div>
                              <div class="line">For common justice, you're as pregnant in</div>
                              <div class="line">As art and practise hath enriched any</div>
                              <div class="line">That we remember. There is our commission,</div>
                              <div class="line">From which we would not have you warp. Call hither,</div>
                              <div class="line">I say, bid come before us Angelo.</div>
                              <p>Exit an Attendant</p>
                              <div class="line">What figure of us think you he will bear?</div>
                              <div class="line">For you must know, we have with special soul</div>
                              <div class="line">Elected him our absence to supply,</div>
                              <div class="line">Lent him our terror, dress'd him with our love,</div>
                              <div class="line">And given his deputation all the organs</div>
                              <div class="line">Of our own power: what think you of it?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">If any in Vienna be of worth</div>
                              <div class="line">To undergo such ample grace and honour,</div>
                              <div class="line">It is Lord Angelo.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Look where he comes.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter ANGELO</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                              <div class="line">Always obedient to your grace's will,</div>
                              <div class="line">I come to know your pleasure.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Angelo,</div>
                              <div class="line">There is a kind of character in thy life,</div>
                              <div class="line">That to the observer doth thy history</div>
                              <div class="line">Fully unfold. Thyself and thy belongings</div>
                              <div class="line">Are not thine own so proper as to waste</div>
                              <div class="line">Thyself upon thy virtues, they on thee.</div>
                              <div class="line">Heaven doth with us as we with torches do,</div>
                              <div class="line">Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues</div>
                              <div class="line">Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike</div>
                              <div class="line">As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touch'd</div>
                              <div class="line">But to fine issues, nor Nature never lends</div>
                              <div class="line">The smallest scruple of her excellence</div>
                              <div class="line">But, like a thrifty goddess, she determines</div>
                              <div class="line">Herself the glory of a creditor,</div>
                              <div class="line">Both thanks and use. But I do bend my speech</div>
                              <div class="line">To one that can my part in him advertise;</div>
                              <div class="line">Hold therefore, Angelo:--</div>
                              <div class="line">In our remove be thou at full ourself;</div>
                              <div class="line">Mortality and mercy in Vienna</div>
                              <div class="line">Live in thy tongue and heart: old Escalus,</div>
                              <div class="line">Though first in question, is thy secondary.</div>
                              <div class="line">Take thy commission.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                              <div class="line">Now, good my lord,</div>
                              <div class="line">Let there be some more test made of my metal,</div>
                              <div class="line">Before so noble and so great a figure</div>
                              <div class="line">Be stamp'd upon it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                              <div class="line">No more evasion:</div>
                              <div class="line">We have with a leaven'd and prepared choice</div>
                              <div class="line">Proceeded to you; therefore take your honours.</div>
                              <div class="line">Our haste from hence is of so quick condition</div>
                              <div class="line">That it prefers itself and leaves unquestion'd</div>
                              <div class="line">Matters of needful value. We shall write to you,</div>
                              <div class="line">As time and our concernings shall importune,</div>
                              <div class="line">How it goes with us, and do look to know</div>
                              <div class="line">What doth befall you here. So, fare you well;</div>
                              <div class="line">To the hopeful execution do I leave you</div>
                              <div class="line">Of your commissions.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                              <div class="line">Yet give leave, my lord,</div>
                              <div class="line">That we may bring you something on the way.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                              <div class="line">My haste may not admit it;</div>
                              <div class="line">Nor need you, on mine honour, have to do</div>
                              <div class="line">With any scruple; your scope is as mine own</div>
                              <div class="line">So to enforce or qualify the laws</div>
                              <div class="line">As to your soul seems good. Give me your hand:</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll privily away. I love the people,</div>
                              <div class="line">But do not like to stage me to their eyes:</div>
                              <div class="line">Through it do well, I do not relish well</div>
                              <div class="line">Their loud applause and Aves vehement;</div>
                              <div class="line">Nor do I think the man of safe discretion</div>
                              <div class="line">That does affect it. Once more, fare you well.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                              <div class="line">The heavens give safety to your purposes!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Lead forth and bring you back in happiness!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DUKE</div>
                              <div class="line">I thank you. Fare you well.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">I shall desire you, sir, to give me leave</div>
                              <div class="line">To have free speech with you; and it concerns me</div>
                              <div class="line">To look into the bottom of my place:</div>
                              <div class="line">A power I have, but of what strength and nature</div>
                              <div class="line">I am not yet instructed.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis so with me. Let us withdraw together,</div>
                              <div class="line">And we may soon our satisfaction have</div>
                              <div class="line">Touching that point.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll wait upon your honour.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.3.3">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>2. SCENE II.  A Street.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter LUCIO and two Gentlemen</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">If the duke with the other dukes come not to</div>
                              <div class="line">composition with the King of Hungary, why then all</div>
                              <div class="line">the dukes fall upon the king.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">Heaven grant us its peace, but not the King of</div>
                              <div class="line">Hungary's!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">Amen.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou concludest like the sanctimonious pirate, that</div>
                              <div class="line">went to sea with the Ten Commandments, but scraped</div>
                              <div class="line">one out of the table.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">'Thou shalt not steal'?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, that he razed.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, 'twas a commandment to command the captain and</div>
                              <div class="line">all the rest from their functions: they put forth</div>
                              <div class="line">to steal. There's not a soldier of us all, that, in</div>
                              <div class="line">the thanksgiving before meat, do relish the petition</div>
                              <div class="line">well that prays for peace.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">I never heard any soldier dislike it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">I believe thee; for I think thou never wast where</div>
                              <div class="line">grace was said.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">No? a dozen times at least.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">What, in metre?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">In any proportion or in any language.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">I think, or in any religion.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, why not? Grace is grace, despite of all</div>
                              <div class="line">controversy: as, for example, thou thyself art a</div>
                              <div class="line">wicked villain, despite of all grace.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, there went but a pair of shears between us.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">I grant; as there may between the lists and the</div>
                              <div class="line">velvet. Thou art the list.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">And thou the velvet: thou art good velvet; thou'rt</div>
                              <div class="line">a three-piled piece, I warrant thee: I had as lief</div>
                              <div class="line">be a list of an English kersey as be piled, as thou</div>
                              <div class="line">art piled, for a French velvet. Do I speak</div>
                              <div class="line">feelingly now?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">I think thou dost; and, indeed, with most painful</div>
                              <div class="line">feeling of thy speech: I will, out of thine own</div>
                              <div class="line">confession, learn to begin thy health; but, whilst I</div>
                              <div class="line">live, forget to drink after thee.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">I think I have done myself wrong, have I not?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">Yes, that thou hast, whether thou art tainted or free.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Behold, behold. where Madam Mitigation comes! I</div>
                              <div class="line">have purchased as many diseases under her roof as come to--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">To what, I pray?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Judge.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">To three thousand dolours a year.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, and more.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">A French crown more.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou art always figuring diseases in me; but thou</div>
                              <div class="line">art full of error; I am sound.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, not as one would say, healthy; but so sound as</div>
                              <div class="line">things that are hollow: thy bones are hollow;</div>
                              <div class="line">impiety has made a feast of thee.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter MISTRESS OVERDONE</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">How now! which of your hips has the most profound sciatica?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, well; there's one yonder arrested and carried</div>
                              <div class="line">to prison was worth five thousand of you all.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">Who's that, I pray thee?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                              <div class="line">Marry, sir, that's Claudio, Signior Claudio.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">Claudio to prison? 'tis not so.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, but I know 'tis so: I saw him arrested, saw</div>
                              <div class="line">him carried away; and, which is more, within these</div>
                              <div class="line">three days his head to be chopped off.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">But, after all this fooling, I would not have it so.</div>
                              <div class="line">Art thou sure of this?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                              <div class="line">I am too sure of it: and it is for getting Madam</div>
                              <div class="line">Julietta with child.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Believe me, this may be: he promised to meet me two</div>
                              <div class="line">hours since, and he was ever precise in</div>
                              <div class="line">promise-keeping.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">Besides, you know, it draws something near to the</div>
                              <div class="line">speech we had to such a purpose.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">But, most of all, agreeing with the proclamation.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Away! let's go learn the truth of it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt LUCIO and Gentlemen</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                              <div class="line">Thus, what with the war, what with the sweat, what</div>
                              <div class="line">with the gallows and what with poverty, I am</div>
                              <div class="line">custom-shrunk.</div>
                              <p>Enter POMPEY</p>
                              <div class="line">How now! what's the news with you?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Yonder man is carried to prison.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                              <div class="line">Well; what has he done?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">A woman.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                              <div class="line">But what's his offence?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Groping for trouts in a peculiar river.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                              <div class="line">What, is there a maid with child by him?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">No, but there's a woman with maid by him. You have</div>
                              <div class="line">not heard of the proclamation, have you?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                              <div class="line">What proclamation, man?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">All houses in the suburbs of Vienna must be plucked down.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                              <div class="line">And what shall become of those in the city?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">They shall stand for seed: they had gone down too,</div>
                              <div class="line">but that a wise burgher put in for them.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                              <div class="line">But shall all our houses of resort in the suburbs be</div>
                              <div class="line">pulled down?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">To the ground, mistress.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, here's a change indeed in the commonwealth!</div>
                              <div class="line">What shall become of me?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Come; fear you not: good counsellors lack no</div>
                              <div class="line">clients: though you change your place, you need not</div>
                              <div class="line">change your trade; I'll be your tapster still.</div>
                              <div class="line">Courage! there will be pity taken on you: you that</div>
                              <div class="line">have worn your eyes almost out in the service, you</div>
                              <div class="line">will be considered.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MISTRESS OVERDONE</div>
                              <div class="line">What's to do here, Thomas tapster? let's withdraw.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Here comes Signior Claudio, led by the provost to</div>
                              <div class="line">prison; and there's Madam Juliet.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                        <p>Enter Provost, CLAUDIO, JULIET, and Officers</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Fellow, why dost thou show me thus to the world?</div>
                              <div class="line">Bear me to prison, where I am committed.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                              <div class="line">I do it not in evil disposition,</div>
                              <div class="line">But from Lord Angelo by special charge.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Thus can the demigod Authority</div>
                              <div class="line">Make us pay down for our offence by weight</div>
                              <div class="line">The words of heaven; on whom it will, it will;</div>
                              <div class="line">On whom it will not, so; yet still 'tis just.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Re-enter LUCIO and two Gentlemen</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, how now, Claudio! whence comes this restraint?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                              <div class="line">From too much liberty, my Lucio, liberty:</div>
                              <div class="line">As surfeit is the father of much fast,</div>
                              <div class="line">So every scope by the immoderate use</div>
                              <div class="line">Turns to restraint. Our natures do pursue,</div>
                              <div class="line">Like rats that ravin down their proper bane,</div>
                              <div class="line">A thirsty evil; and when we drink we die.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">If could speak so wisely under an arrest, I would</div>
                              <div class="line">send for certain of my creditors: and yet, to say</div>
                              <div class="line">the truth, I had as lief have the foppery of freedom</div>
                              <div class="line">as the morality of imprisonment. What's thy</div>
                              <div class="line">offence, Claudio?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                              <div class="line">What but to speak of would offend again.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">What, is't murder?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                              <div class="line">No.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Lechery?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Call it so.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                              <div class="line">Away, sir! you must go.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                              <div class="line">One word, good friend. Lucio, a word with you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">A hundred, if they'll do you any good.</div>
                              <div class="line">Is lechery so look'd after?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Thus stands it with me: upon a true contract</div>
                              <div class="line">I got possession of Julietta's bed:</div>
                              <div class="line">You know the lady; she is fast my wife,</div>
                              <div class="line">Save that we do the denunciation lack</div>
                              <div class="line">Of outward order: this we came not to,</div>
                              <div class="line">Only for propagation of a dower</div>
                              <div class="line">Remaining in the coffer of her friends,</div>
                              <div class="line">From whom we thought it meet to hide our love</div>
                              <div class="line">Till time had made them for us. But it chances</div>
                              <div class="line">The stealth of our most mutual entertainment</div>
                              <div class="line">With character too gross is writ on Juliet.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">With child, perhaps?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Unhappily, even so.</div>
                              <div class="line">And the new deputy now for the duke--</div>
                              <div class="line">Whether it be the fault and glimpse of newness,</div>
                              <div class="line">Or whether that the body public be</div>
                              <div class="line">A horse whereon the governor doth ride,</div>
                              <div class="line">Who, newly in the seat, that it may know</div>
                              <div class="line">He can command, lets it straight feel the spur;</div>
                              <div class="line">Whether the tyranny be in his place,</div>
                              <div class="line">Or in his emmence that fills it up,</div>
                              <div class="line">I stagger in:--but this new governor</div>
                              <div class="line">Awakes me all the enrolled penalties</div>
                              <div class="line">Which have, like unscour'd armour, hung by the wall</div>
                              <div class="line">So long that nineteen zodiacs have gone round</div>
                              <div class="line">And none of them been worn; and, for a name,</div>
                              <div class="line">Now puts the drowsy and neglected act</div>
                              <div class="line">Freshly on me: 'tis surely for a name.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">I warrant it is: and thy head stands so tickle on</div>
                              <div class="line">thy shoulders that a milkmaid, if she be in love,</div>
                              <div class="line">may sigh it off. Send after the duke and appeal to</div>
                              <div class="line">him.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                              <div class="line">I have done so, but he's not to be found.</div>
                              <div class="line">I prithee, Lucio, do me this kind service:</div>
                              <div class="line">This day my sister should the cloister enter</div>
                              <div class="line">And there receive her approbation:</div>
                              <div class="line">Acquaint her with the danger of my state:</div>
                              <div class="line">Implore her, in my voice, that she make friends</div>
                              <div class="line">To the strict deputy; bid herself assay him:</div>
                              <div class="line">I have great hope in that; for in her youth</div>
                              <div class="line">There is a prone and speechless dialect,</div>
                              <div class="line">Such as move men; beside, she hath prosperous art</div>
                              <div class="line">When she will play with reason and discourse,</div>
                              <div class="line">And well she can persuade.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">I pray she may; as well for the encouragement of the</div>
                              <div class="line">like, which else would stand under grievous</div>
                              <div class="line">imposition, as for the enjoying of thy life, who I</div>
                              <div class="line">would be sorry should be thus foolishly lost at a</div>
                              <div class="line">game of tick-tack. I'll to her.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                              <div class="line">I thank you, good friend Lucio.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Within two hours.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CLAUDIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Come, officer, away!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.3.4">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>3. SCENE III.  A monastery.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter DUKE VINCENTIO and FRIAR THOMAS</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                              <div class="line">No, holy father; throw away that thought;</div>
                              <div class="line">Believe not that the dribbling dart of love</div>
                              <div class="line">Can pierce a complete bosom. Why I desire thee</div>
                              <div class="line">To give me secret harbour, hath a purpose</div>
                              <div class="line">More grave and wrinkled than the aims and ends</div>
                              <div class="line">Of burning youth.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FRIAR THOMAS</div>
                              <div class="line">May your grace speak of it?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                              <div class="line">My holy sir, none better knows than you</div>
                              <div class="line">How I have ever loved the life removed</div>
                              <div class="line">And held in idle price to haunt assemblies</div>
                              <div class="line">Where youth, and cost, and witless bravery keeps.</div>
                              <div class="line">I have deliver'd to Lord Angelo,</div>
                              <div class="line">A man of stricture and firm abstinence,</div>
                              <div class="line">My absolute power and place here in Vienna,</div>
                              <div class="line">And he supposes me travell'd to Poland;</div>
                              <div class="line">For so I have strew'd it in the common ear,</div>
                              <div class="line">And so it is received. Now, pious sir,</div>
                              <div class="line">You will demand of me why I do this?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FRIAR THOMAS</div>
                              <div class="line">Gladly, my lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                              <div class="line">We have strict statutes and most biting laws.</div>
                              <div class="line">The needful bits and curbs to headstrong weeds,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which for this nineteen years we have let slip;</div>
                              <div class="line">Even like an o'ergrown lion in a cave,</div>
                              <div class="line">That goes not out to prey. Now, as fond fathers,</div>
                              <div class="line">Having bound up the threatening twigs of birch,</div>
                              <div class="line">Only to stick it in their children's sight</div>
                              <div class="line">For terror, not to use, in time the rod</div>
                              <div class="line">Becomes more mock'd than fear'd; so our decrees,</div>
                              <div class="line">Dead to infliction, to themselves are dead;</div>
                              <div class="line">And liberty plucks justice by the nose;</div>
                              <div class="line">The baby beats the nurse, and quite athwart</div>
                              <div class="line">Goes all decorum.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FRIAR THOMAS</div>
                              <div class="line">It rested in your grace</div>
                              <div class="line">To unloose this tied-up justice when you pleased:</div>
                              <div class="line">And it in you more dreadful would have seem'd</div>
                              <div class="line">Than in Lord Angelo.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">DUKE VINCENTIO</div>
                              <div class="line">I do fear, too dreadful:</div>
                              <div class="line">Sith 'twas my fault to give the people scope,</div>
                              <div class="line">'Twould be my tyranny to strike and gall them</div>
                              <div class="line">For what I bid them do: for we bid this be done,</div>
                              <div class="line">When evil deeds have their permissive pass</div>
                              <div class="line">And not the punishment. Therefore indeed, my father,</div>
                              <div class="line">I have on Angelo imposed the office;</div>
                              <div class="line">Who may, in the ambush of my name, strike home,</div>
                              <div class="line">And yet my nature never in the fight</div>
                              <div class="line">To do in slander. And to behold his sway,</div>
                              <div class="line">I will, as 'twere a brother of your order,</div>
                              <div class="line">Visit both prince and people: therefore, I prithee,</div>
                              <div class="line">Supply me with the habit and instruct me</div>
                              <div class="line">How I may formally in person bear me</div>
                              <div class="line">Like a true friar. More reasons for this action</div>
                              <div class="line">At our more leisure shall I render you;</div>
                              <div class="line">Only, this one: Lord Angelo is precise;</div>
                              <div class="line">Stands at a guard with envy; scarce confesses</div>
                              <div class="line">That his blood flows, or that his appetite</div>
                              <div class="line">Is more to bread than stone: hence shall we see,</div>
                              <div class="line">If power change purpose, what our seemers be.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.3.5">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>4. SCENE IV.  A nunnery.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter ISABELLA and FRANCISCA</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                              <div class="line">And have you nuns no farther privileges?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FRANCISCA</div>
                              <div class="line">Are not these large enough?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                              <div class="line">Yes, truly; I speak not as desiring more;</div>
                              <div class="line">But rather wishing a more strict restraint</div>
                              <div class="line">Upon the sisterhood, the votarists of Saint Clare.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Within</span>  Ho! Peace be in this place!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                              <div class="line">Who's that which calls?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FRANCISCA</div>
                              <div class="line">It is a man's voice. Gentle Isabella,</div>
                              <div class="line">Turn you the key, and know his business of him;</div>
                              <div class="line">You may, I may not; you are yet unsworn.</div>
                              <div class="line">When you have vow'd, you must not speak with men</div>
                              <div class="line">But in the presence of the prioress:</div>
                              <div class="line">Then, if you speak, you must not show your face,</div>
                              <div class="line">Or, if you show your face, you must not speak.</div>
                              <div class="line">He calls again; I pray you, answer him.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                              <div class="line">Peace and prosperity! Who is't that calls</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter LUCIO</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Hail, virgin, if you be, as those cheek-roses</div>
                              <div class="line">Proclaim you are no less! Can you so stead me</div>
                              <div class="line">As bring me to the sight of Isabella,</div>
                              <div class="line">A novice of this place and the fair sister</div>
                              <div class="line">To her unhappy brother Claudio?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                              <div class="line">Why 'her unhappy brother'? let me ask,</div>
                              <div class="line">The rather for I now must make you know</div>
                              <div class="line">I am that Isabella and his sister.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Gentle and fair, your brother kindly greets you:</div>
                              <div class="line">Not to be weary with you, he's in prison.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                              <div class="line">Woe me! for what?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">For that which, if myself might be his judge,</div>
                              <div class="line">He should receive his punishment in thanks:</div>
                              <div class="line">He hath got his friend with child.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, make me not your story.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">It is true.</div>
                              <div class="line">I would not--though 'tis my familiar sin</div>
                              <div class="line">With maids to seem the lapwing and to jest,</div>
                              <div class="line">Tongue far from heart--play with all virgins so:</div>
                              <div class="line">I hold you as a thing ensky'd and sainted.</div>
                              <div class="line">By your renouncement an immortal spirit,</div>
                              <div class="line">And to be talk'd with in sincerity,</div>
                              <div class="line">As with a saint.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                              <div class="line">You do blaspheme the good in mocking me.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Do not believe it. Fewness and truth, 'tis thus:</div>
                              <div class="line">Your brother and his lover have embraced:</div>
                              <div class="line">As those that feed grow full, as blossoming time</div>
                              <div class="line">That from the seedness the bare fallow brings</div>
                              <div class="line">To teeming foison, even so her plenteous womb</div>
                              <div class="line">Expresseth his full tilth and husbandry.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                              <div class="line">Some one with child by him? My cousin Juliet?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Is she your cousin?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                              <div class="line">Adoptedly; as school-maids change their names</div>
                              <div class="line">By vain though apt affection.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">She it is.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                              <div class="line">O, let him marry her.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">This is the point.</div>
                              <div class="line">The duke is very strangely gone from hence;</div>
                              <div class="line">Bore many gentlemen, myself being one,</div>
                              <div class="line">In hand and hope of action: but we do learn</div>
                              <div class="line">By those that know the very nerves of state,</div>
                              <div class="line">His givings-out were of an infinite distance</div>
                              <div class="line">From his true-meant design. Upon his place,</div>
                              <div class="line">And with full line of his authority,</div>
                              <div class="line">Governs Lord Angelo; a man whose blood</div>
                              <div class="line">Is very snow-broth; one who never feels</div>
                              <div class="line">The wanton stings and motions of the sense,</div>
                              <div class="line">But doth rebate and blunt his natural edge</div>
                              <div class="line">With profits of the mind, study and fast.</div>
                              <div class="line">He--to give fear to use and liberty,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which have for long run by the hideous law,</div>
                              <div class="line">As mice by lions--hath pick'd out an act,</div>
                              <div class="line">Under whose heavy sense your brother's life</div>
                              <div class="line">Falls into forfeit: he arrests him on it;</div>
                              <div class="line">And follows close the rigour of the statute,</div>
                              <div class="line">To make him an example. All hope is gone,</div>
                              <div class="line">Unless you have the grace by your fair prayer</div>
                              <div class="line">To soften Angelo: and that's my pith of business</div>
                              <div class="line">'Twixt you and your poor brother.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                              <div class="line">Doth he so seek his life?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Has censured him</div>
                              <div class="line">Already; and, as I hear, the provost hath</div>
                              <div class="line">A warrant for his execution.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                              <div class="line">Alas! what poor ability's in me</div>
                              <div class="line">To do him good?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Assay the power you have.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                              <div class="line">My power? Alas, I doubt--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Our doubts are traitors</div>
                              <div class="line">And make us lose the good we oft might win</div>
                              <div class="line">By fearing to attempt. Go to Lord Angelo,</div>
                              <div class="line">And let him learn to know, when maidens sue,</div>
                              <div class="line">Men give like gods; but when they weep and kneel,</div>
                              <div class="line">All their petitions are as freely theirs</div>
                              <div class="line">As they themselves would owe them.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll see what I can do.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">But speedily.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                              <div class="line">I will about it straight;</div>
                              <div class="line">No longer staying but to give the mother</div>
                              <div class="line">Notice of my affair. I humbly thank you:</div>
                              <div class="line">Commend me to my brother: soon at night</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll send him certain word of my success.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCIO</div>
                              <div class="line">I take my leave of you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ISABELLA</div>
                              <div class="line">Good sir, adieu.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
               </div>
            </article>
            <article class="chapter" id="R.1.4">
               <header class="chapter-titlepage">
                  <h2>Chapter 2. ACT II</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="lists-of-titles">
                  <div class="toc">
                     <p>
                        <b>Table of Contents</b>
                     </p>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  A hall In ANGELO's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II.  Another room in the same.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in a prison.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.5">4. SCENE IV.  A room in ANGELO's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="content">
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.4.2">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>1. SCENE I.  A hall In ANGELO's house.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter ANGELO, ESCALUS, and a Justice, Provost,
Officers, and other Attendants, behind</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                              <div class="line">We must not make a scarecrow of the law,</div>
                              <div class="line">Setting it up to fear the birds of prey,</div>
                              <div class="line">And let it keep one shape, till custom make it</div>
                              <div class="line">Their perch and not their terror.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, but yet</div>
                              <div class="line">Let us be keen, and rather cut a little,</div>
                              <div class="line">Than fall, and bruise to death. Alas, this gentleman</div>
                              <div class="line">Whom I would save, had a most noble father!</div>
                              <div class="line">Let but your honour know,</div>
                              <div class="line">Whom I believe to be most strait in virtue,</div>
                              <div class="line">That, in the working of your own affections,</div>
                              <div class="line">Had time cohered with place or place with wishing,</div>
                              <div class="line">Or that the resolute acting of your blood</div>
                              <div class="line">Could have attain'd the effect of your own purpose,</div>
                              <div class="line">Whether you had not sometime in your life</div>
                              <div class="line">Err'd in this point which now you censure him,</div>
                              <div class="line">And pull'd the law upon you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis one thing to be tempted, Escalus,</div>
                              <div class="line">Another thing to fall. I not deny,</div>
                              <div class="line">The jury, passing on the prisoner's life,</div>
                              <div class="line">May in the sworn twelve have a thief or two</div>
                              <div class="line">Guiltier than him they try. What's open made to justice,</div>
                              <div class="line">That justice seizes: what know the laws</div>
                              <div class="line">That thieves do pass on thieves? 'Tis very pregnant,</div>
                              <div class="line">The jewel that we find, we stoop and take't</div>
                              <div class="line">Because we see it; but what we do not see</div>
                              <div class="line">We tread upon, and never think of it.</div>
                              <div class="line">You may not so extenuate his offence</div>
                              <div class="line">For I have had such faults; but rather tell me,</div>
                              <div class="line">When I, that censure him, do so offend,</div>
                              <div class="line">Let mine own judgment pattern out my death,</div>
                              <div class="line">And nothing come in partial. Sir, he must die.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Be it as your wisdom will.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                              <div class="line">Where is the provost?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                              <div class="line">Here, if it like your honour.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                              <div class="line">See that Claudio</div>
                              <div class="line">Be executed by nine to-morrow morning:</div>
                              <div class="line">Bring him his confessor, let him be prepared;</div>
                              <div class="line">For that's the utmost of his pilgrimage.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit Provost</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside</span>  Well, heaven forgive him! and forgive us all!</div>
                              <div class="line">Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall:</div>
                              <div class="line">Some run from brakes of ice, and answer none:</div>
                              <div class="line">And some condemned for a fault alone.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter ELBOW, and Officers with FROTH and POMPEY</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Come, bring them away: if these be good people in</div>
                              <div class="line">a commonweal that do nothing but use their abuses in</div>
                              <div class="line">common houses, I know no law: bring them away.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                              <div class="line">How now, sir! What's your name? and what's the matter?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                              <div class="line">If it Please your honour, I am the poor duke's</div>
                              <div class="line">constable, and my name is Elbow: I do lean upon</div>
                              <div class="line">justice, sir, and do bring in here before your good</div>
                              <div class="line">honour two notorious benefactors.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                              <div class="line">Benefactors? Well; what benefactors are they? are</div>
                              <div class="line">they not malefactors?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                              <div class="line">If it? please your honour, I know not well what they</div>
                              <div class="line">are: but precise villains they are, that I am sure</div>
                              <div class="line">of; and void of all profanation in the world that</div>
                              <div class="line">good Christians ought to have.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">This comes off well; here's a wise officer.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                              <div class="line">Go to: what quality are they of? Elbow is your</div>
                              <div class="line">name? why dost thou not speak, Elbow?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">He cannot, sir; he's out at elbow.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                              <div class="line">What are you, sir?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                              <div class="line">He, sir! a tapster, sir; parcel-bawd; one that</div>
                              <div class="line">serves a bad woman; whose house, sir, was, as they</div>
                              <div class="line">say, plucked down in the suburbs; and now she</div>
                              <div class="line">professes a hot-house, which, I think, is a very ill house too.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">How know you that?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                              <div class="line">My wife, sir, whom I detest before heaven and your honour,--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">How? thy wife?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, sir; whom, I thank heaven, is an honest woman,--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Dost thou detest her therefore?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                              <div class="line">I say, sir, I will detest myself also, as well as</div>
                              <div class="line">she, that this house, if it be not a bawd's house,</div>
                              <div class="line">it is pity of her life, for it is a naughty house.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">How dost thou know that, constable?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Marry, sir, by my wife; who, if she had been a woman</div>
                              <div class="line">cardinally given, might have been accused in</div>
                              <div class="line">fornication, adultery, and all uncleanliness there.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">By the woman's means?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, sir, by Mistress Overdone's means: but as she</div>
                              <div class="line">spit in his face, so she defied him.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, if it please your honour, this is not so.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Prove it before these varlets here, thou honourable</div>
                              <div class="line">man; prove it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Do you hear how he misplaces?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, she came in great with child; and longing,</div>
                              <div class="line">saving your honour's reverence, for stewed prunes;</div>
                              <div class="line">sir, we had but two in the house, which at that very</div>
                              <div class="line">distant time stood, as it were, in a fruit-dish, a</div>
                              <div class="line">dish of some three-pence; your honours have seen</div>
                              <div class="line">such dishes; they are not China dishes, but very</div>
                              <div class="line">good dishes,--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Go to, go to: no matter for the dish, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">No, indeed, sir, not of a pin; you are therein in</div>
                              <div class="line">the right: but to the point. As I say, this</div>
                              <div class="line">Mistress Elbow, being, as I say, with child, and</div>
                              <div class="line">being great-bellied, and longing, as I said, for</div>
                              <div class="line">prunes; and having but two in the dish, as I said,</div>
                              <div class="line">Master Froth here, this very man, having eaten the</div>
                              <div class="line">rest, as I said, and, as I say, paying for them very</div>
                              <div class="line">honestly; for, as you know, Master Froth, I could</div>
                              <div class="line">not give you three-pence again.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FROTH</div>
                              <div class="line">No, indeed.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Very well: you being then, if you be remembered,</div>
                              <div class="line">cracking the stones of the foresaid prunes,--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FROTH</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, so I did indeed.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, very well; I telling you then, if you be</div>
                              <div class="line">remembered, that such a one and such a one were past</div>
                              <div class="line">cure of the thing you wot of, unless they kept very</div>
                              <div class="line">good diet, as I told you,--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FROTH</div>
                              <div class="line">All this is true.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, very well, then,--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Come, you are a tedious fool: to the purpose. What</div>
                              <div class="line">was done to Elbow's wife, that he hath cause to</div>
                              <div class="line">complain of? Come me to what was done to her.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, your honour cannot come to that yet.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">No, sir, nor I mean it not.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, but you shall come to it, by your honour's</div>
                              <div class="line">leave. And, I beseech you, look into Master Froth</div>
                              <div class="line">here, sir; a man of four-score pound a year; whose</div>
                              <div class="line">father died at Hallowmas: was't not at Hallowmas,</div>
                              <div class="line">Master Froth?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FROTH</div>
                              <div class="line">All-hallond eve.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, very well; I hope here be truths. He, sir,</div>
                              <div class="line">sitting, as I say, in a lower chair, sir; 'twas in</div>
                              <div class="line">the Bunch of Grapes, where indeed you have a delight</div>
                              <div class="line">to sit, have you not?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FROTH</div>
                              <div class="line">I have so; because it is an open room and good for winter.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, very well, then; I hope here be truths.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                              <div class="line">This will last out a night in Russia,</div>
                              <div class="line">When nights are longest there: I'll take my leave.</div>
                              <div class="line">And leave you to the hearing of the cause;</div>
                              <div class="line">Hoping you'll find good cause to whip them all.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">I think no less. Good morrow to your lordship.</div>
                              <p>Exit ANGELO</p>
                              <div class="line">Now, sir, come on: what was done to Elbow's wife, once more?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Once, sir? there was nothing done to her once.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                              <div class="line">I beseech you, sir, ask him what this man did to my wife.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">I beseech your honour, ask me.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, sir; what did this gentleman to her?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">I beseech you, sir, look in this gentleman's face.</div>
                              <div class="line">Good Master Froth, look upon his honour; 'tis for a</div>
                              <div class="line">good purpose. Doth your honour mark his face?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, sir, very well.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay; I beseech you, mark it well.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, I do so.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Doth your honour see any harm in his face?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, no.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll be supposed upon a book, his face is the worst</div>
                              <div class="line">thing about him. Good, then; if his face be the</div>
                              <div class="line">worst thing about him, how could Master Froth do the</div>
                              <div class="line">constable's wife any harm? I would know that of</div>
                              <div class="line">your honour.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">He's in the right. Constable, what say you to it?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                              <div class="line">First, an it like you, the house is a respected</div>
                              <div class="line">house; next, this is a respected fellow; and his</div>
                              <div class="line">mistress is a respected woman.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">By this hand, sir, his wife is a more respected</div>
                              <div class="line">person than any of us all.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Varlet, thou liest; thou liest, wicked varlet! the</div>
                              <div class="line">time has yet to come that she was ever respected</div>
                              <div class="line">with man, woman, or child.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, she was respected with him before he married with her.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Which is the wiser here? Justice or Iniquity? Is</div>
                              <div class="line">this true?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                              <div class="line">O thou caitiff! O thou varlet! O thou wicked</div>
                              <div class="line">Hannibal! I respected with her before I was married</div>
                              <div class="line">to her! If ever I was respected with her, or she</div>
                              <div class="line">with me, let not your worship think me the poor</div>
                              <div class="line">duke's officer. Prove this, thou wicked Hannibal, or</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll have mine action of battery on thee.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">If he took you a box o' the ear, you might have your</div>
                              <div class="line">action of slander too.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Marry, I thank your good worship for it. What is't</div>
                              <div class="line">your worship's pleasure I shall do with this wicked caitiff?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Truly, officer, because he hath some offences in him</div>
                              <div class="line">that thou wouldst discover if thou couldst, let him</div>
                              <div class="line">continue in his courses till thou knowest what they</div>
                              <div class="line">are.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Marry, I thank your worship for it. Thou seest, thou</div>
                              <div class="line">wicked varlet, now, what's come upon thee: thou art</div>
                              <div class="line">to continue now, thou varlet; thou art to continue.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Where were you born, friend?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FROTH</div>
                              <div class="line">Here in Vienna, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Are you of fourscore pounds a year?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FROTH</div>
                              <div class="line">Yes, an't please you, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">So. What trade are you of, sir?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPHEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Tapster; a poor widow's tapster.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Your mistress' name?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPHEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Mistress Overdone.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Hath she had any more than one husband?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Nine, sir; Overdone by the last.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Nine! Come hither to me, Master Froth. Master</div>
                              <div class="line">Froth, I would not have you acquainted with</div>
                              <div class="line">tapsters: they will draw you, Master Froth, and you</div>
                              <div class="line">will hang them. Get you gone, and let me hear no</div>
                              <div class="line">more of you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FROTH</div>
                              <div class="line">I thank your worship. For mine own part, I never</div>
                              <div class="line">come into any room in a tap-house, but I am drawn</div>
                              <div class="line">in.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, no more of it, Master Froth: farewell.</div>
                              <p>Exit FROTH</p>
                              <div class="line">Come you hither to me, Master tapster. What's your</div>
                              <div class="line">name, Master tapster?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Pompey.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">What else?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Bum, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Troth, and your bum is the greatest thing about you;</div>
                              <div class="line">so that in the beastliest sense you are Pompey the</div>
                              <div class="line">Great. Pompey, you are partly a bawd, Pompey,</div>
                              <div class="line">howsoever you colour it in being a tapster, are you</div>
                              <div class="line">not? come, tell me true: it shall be the better for you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Truly, sir, I am a poor fellow that would live.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">How would you live, Pompey? by being a bawd? What</div>
                              <div class="line">do you think of the trade, Pompey? is it a lawful trade?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">If the law would allow it, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">But the law will not allow it, Pompey; nor it shall</div>
                              <div class="line">not be allowed in Vienna.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Does your worship mean to geld and splay all the</div>
                              <div class="line">youth of the city?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">No, Pompey.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">Truly, sir, in my poor opinion, they will to't then.</div>
                              <div class="line">If your worship will take order for the drabs and</div>
                              <div class="line">the knaves, you need not to fear the bawds.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">There are pretty orders beginning, I can tell you:</div>
                              <div class="line">it is but heading and hanging.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">If you head and hang all that offend that way but</div>
                              <div class="line">for ten year together, you'll be glad to give out a</div>
                              <div class="line">commission for more heads: if this law hold in</div>
                              <div class="line">Vienna ten year, I'll rent the fairest house in it</div>
                              <div class="line">after three-pence a bay: if you live to see this</div>
                              <div class="line">come to pass, say Pompey told you so.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Thank you, good Pompey; and, in requital of your</div>
                              <div class="line">prophecy, hark you: I advise you, let me not find</div>
                              <div class="line">you before me again upon any complaint whatsoever;</div>
                              <div class="line">no, not for dwelling where you do: if I do, Pompey,</div>
                              <div class="line">I shall beat you to your tent, and prove a shrewd</div>
                              <div class="line">Caesar to you; in plain dealing, Pompey, I shall</div>
                              <div class="line">have you whipt: so, for this time, Pompey, fare you well.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">POMPEY</div>
                              <div class="line">I thank your worship for your good counsel:</div>
                              <p>Aside</p>
                              <div class="line">but I shall follow it as the flesh and fortune shall</div>
                              <div class="line">better determine.</div>
                              <div class="line">Whip me? No, no; let carman whip his jade:</div>
                              <div class="line">The valiant heart is not whipt out of his trade.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Come hither to me, Master Elbow; come hither, Master</div>
                              <div class="line">constable. How long have you been in this place of constable?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Seven year and a half, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">I thought, by your readiness in the office, you had</div>
                              <div class="line">continued in it some time. You say, seven years together?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                              <div class="line">And a half, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Alas, it hath been great pains to you. They do you</div>
                              <div class="line">wrong to put you so oft upon 't: are there not men</div>
                              <div class="line">in your ward sufficient to serve it?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                              <div class="line">Faith, sir, few of any wit in such matters: as they</div>
                              <div class="line">are chosen, they are glad to choose me for them; I</div>
                              <div class="line">do it for some piece of money, and go through with</div>
                              <div class="line">all.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Look you bring me in the names of some six or seven,</div>
                              <div class="line">the most sufficient of your parish.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ELBOW</div>
                              <div class="line">To your worship's house, sir?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">To my house. Fare you well.</div>
                              <p>Exit ELBOW</p>
                              <div class="line">What's o'clock, think you?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Justice</div>
                              <div class="line">Eleven, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">I pray you home to dinner with me.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Justice</div>
                              <div class="line">I humbly thank you.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">It grieves me for the death of Claudio;</div>
                              <div class="line">But there's no remedy.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">Justice</div>
                              <div class="line">Lord Angelo is severe.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">ESCALUS</div>
                              <div class="line">It is but needful:</div>
                              <div class="line">Mercy is not itself, that oft looks so;</div>
                              <div class="line">Pardon is still the nurse of second woe:</div>
                              <div class="line">But yet,--poor Claudio! There is no remedy.</div>
                              <div class="line">Come, sir.</div>
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                        <p>Exeunt</p>
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                        <h2>2. SCENE II.  Another room in the same.</h2>
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                        <p>Enter Provost and a Servant</p>
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                              <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">He's hearing of a cause; he will come straight</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll tell him of you.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                              <div class="line">Pray you, do.</div>
                              <p>Exit Servant</p>
                              <div class="line">I'll know</div>
                              <div class="line">His pleasure; may be he will relent. Alas,</div>
                              <div class="line">He hath but as offended in a dream!</div>
                              <div class="line">All sects, all ages smack of this vice; and he</div>
                              <div class="line">To die for't!</div>
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                        <p>Enter ANGELO</p>
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                              <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                              <div class="line">Now, what's the matter. Provost?</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                              <div class="line">Is it your will Claudio shall die tomorrow?</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                              <div class="line">Did not I tell thee yea? hadst thou not order?</div>
                              <div class="line">Why dost thou ask again?</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                              <div class="line">Lest I might be too rash:</div>
                              <div class="line">Under your good correction, I have seen,</div>
                              <div class="line">When, after execution, judgment hath</div>
                              <div class="line">Repented o'er his doom.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                              <div class="line">Go to; let that be mine:</div>
                              <div class="line">Do you your office, or give up your place,</div>
                              <div class="line">And you shall well be spared.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                              <div class="line">I crave your honour's pardon.</div>
                              <div class="line">What shall be done, sir, with the groaning Juliet?</div>
                              <div class="line">She's very near her hour.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                              <div class="line">Dispose of her</div>
                              <div class="line">To some more fitter place, and that with speed.</div>
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                        <p>Re-enter Servant</p>
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                              <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">Here is the sister of the man condemn'd</div>
                              <div class="line">Desires access to you.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">ANGELO</div>
                              <div class="line">Hath he a sister?</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">Provost</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, my good lord; a very virtuous maid,</div>
                              <div class="line">And to be shortly of a sisterhood,</div>
                              <div class="line">If not already.</div>
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