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honours have seen fuch dishes; they are not China honour; 'tis for a good purpose : Doth your hom dibes, but very good dithes.

nour mark his face ? Ffal. Go , 510; no matter for the dish, fir. Ffcul. Ay, sir, very well.

Clwa. No, itsudfir, not of a pin ; you are Clown. Nay, I besecch you mark it well. therein in the rignt: but to the point : As I say, Ffcal. Well, I do so. t's nftrets Elbow, being, as I say, with child,! Clown. Doth your honour see any harm in his and being great belly, and longing, as I said, for face? pranes; and having but two in the dish, as I said, Ffcal. Why, no. muuter Froch here, this very man, having eaten Ciown. I'll be fuprosd upon a book, his face is the rest, as I said, and, as I say, paying for them the worst thing about him :, Good ther; if his very honestly ;--for, as you know, malter Froth, face be the worst thing about him, how quid I could not give you three pence again.

master Froth do the constable's wife any hai mI Frott. No, indeed.

would know that of your honour. Cloron. Very well : you being then, if you be Escal. He's in the right : constable, what say rembember'd, cracking the stones of the foresaid you to it?"

Elb. First, an it like you, the house is a respecto Frak. Ay, fo I did, indeed.

ed house; next, this is a respected fellow; and his Cor. Why, very well : I telling you then, if mistress is a respected womán. pro be remember'd, that such a one, and such a Clown. By this hand, fir, his wife is a more reone, were part cure of the thing you wot of, unless ípected person than any of us all. they kept very good diet, as I told you.

Elb. Varlet, thou lielt; thou liest, wicked varFrust. All this is true.

let : the time is yet to come, that the was ever Clou. Why, very well then.

respected with man, woman, or child. Fial. Come, you are a tedious fool : to the Clown. Sir, she was respected with him before porpore.--What was done to Elbow's wife, that he marry'd with her. he besb canse to complain of ? come me to what Escal. Which is the wiser here? Justice or Inisa dope to her.

quity"? --Is this true? Clown. Sir, your honour cannot come to that yet.] Elb. O thou caitiff! O thou varlet! (thou Fisi. No, fir, nor I mean it not.

wicked Hannibal 2 ! I respected with her, before I Clown. Sir, but you shall come to it, by your was marry'd to her? If ever I was reíp cted with broer's leave: And, I beseech you, look into her, or the with me, let not your worship think mafter Froth bere, lir; a man of fourscore pound me the poor duke's officer :- Prove this, thou a year; whose father dy'd at Hallowmas :-Was 't wicked Hannibal, or I'll have mine action of not ar Hallowmas, master Frothi?

battery on thee. Frath All-hollond eve.

Escal. If he took you a box oʻthe ear, you Chren. Why, very well; I hope here be truths : might have your action of Nander too. He, fr, fitting, as I say, in a lower chair, fir ;- Elb. Marry, I thank your good worship for it : *** in the Barch of Grapes, where, indeed, you What is 't your worship's pleasure I shall do with Lare a delight to fit, Have you not?

this wicked caitiff?. Frus. I have lo; because it is an open room, Escał. Truly, officer, because he hath some of 2) spod for winter.

fences in him, that thou wouldt discover if thou Close. Why, very well then ;-I hope here couldft, let him continue in his courses, till thou be trucks.

know'st what they are. Aes. This will last out a night in Russia,

Elb. Marry, I thank your worship for it :When nights are longest there : I'll take my leave, Thou feeft, thou wicked varlet now, what's come And leave you to the hearing of the cause"; upon thee; thou art to continue now, thou varlet, Hrpeig, you'll find good cause to whip them all. thou art to continue. Ecal. I think no less : Good-morrow to your Escal. Where were you born, friend? [To Frosb. lordship.

[Exit Angelo Frotb. Here in Vienna, fir.
Kw, fir, come on: What was done to Elbow's Ffcul. Are you of four core pounds a year
Fre, once more?

Froth. Yes, and 't please you, fır.
Cirr. Once, fir there was nothing done to Escal. So.-What trade are you of, sir?

[To the Clown. E!). I befeech you, fir, ask him what this man Clown. A tapster ; a poor widow's tapster. é mny wife.

Fscal. Your mistrefs's name? 9. I beseech your honour, ask me.

Clueun. Mistress Over-done. Excal. Well, fir; What did this gentleman to Escal. Hath she had any more than one husband

Clown. Nine, fir; Over-done by the last. Com. I beseech you, fir, look in this gentle-! Escal. Nine!-----Come hither to me, master Tuan's face :--Good master Froth, look upon his | Froth. Master Froth, I would not have you ac

? This probably alludes to two personages well known to the audience by their frequent introducwas the old Moralities. 2 A mistake for Cannibal.

quainted quainted with capsters; they will draw? your, Escal. I thought, by your readiness in the office, master Froth, and you will hang them : Get you you had continued in it some time: You say, leven gone, and let me hear no more of you.

years together? Fro:b. I thank your worship: For mine own Elb. And a half, fir. part, I never come into any room in a taphouse, Esial. Alas! it hath been great pains to you ! they but I am irawn in.

do you wrong to put you so oft upon't: Are there Efcat. Well; no more of it, master Froth : not men in your ward sufficient to serve it! Farewell.-Come you hither to me, master tapster; Elb, Faith, sir, few of any wit in such matters : what's your name, malter tapiter

as they are chosen, they are glad to chuse me for Clwr. Pomey.

them; I do it for some piece of money, and go Escal. What else ?

through with all. Clown. Bum, fir.

Escal. Look you, bring me in the names of some Escal. Troth, and your bum is the greatest thing fix or seven, the mott sufficient of your parilh. about you; so that, in the beastlieft lense, you are Elb. To your worship's house, fir? Pompey the great. Pompey, you are partly al Escal. To my house: Fare you well. bawd, Pompey, howsoever you colour it in being what's a clock, think you! Sapster; Are you not ? Come, tell me true ; it! Yuft. Eleven, fir. shall be the better for you.

Escal. I pray you, home to dinner with me. Clown. Truly, sir, I am a poor fellow that would uf. I humbly thank you. live.

| Ejcul. It grieves me for the death of Claudios Escal. How would you live, Pompey? by be-| But there's no remedy. ing a bawd? What do you think of the trade, Jul. Lord Angelo is severe. Pompey? is it a lawful trade?

Ejcal. It is but needful: Clown. If the law will allow it, fir.

Mercy is not itself, that oft looks so; Escal. But the law will not allow it, Pompey ; |Pardon is still the nurse of second woe: por it Thall not be allowed in Vienna.

But yet,--Poor Claudio !—There's no remedy. Clown. Does your worship mean to geld and spay Come, fir.

[Exsuring all the youth in the city ?

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Efcal. No, Pompey.
Clown. Truly, fir, in my poor opinion, they

singelo's bouse. will to 't then : If your worihip will take order

Enter Provojl, and a Servant. for the drabs and the knaves, you need not to fear Serv. He's hearing of a cause; he will come straight the bawds.

I'll tell him of you. Efial. There are pretty orders beginning, I can Prov. Pray you, do. (Exis Servant.] I'll know Sell you : it is but heading and hanging.

His pleasure; may be, he will relent: Alas, Clown. If you head and hang all that offend that He batli but as offended in a dream! way but for ten year together, you'll be glad to give Ali sects, all ages smack of this vice; and he out a commission for more heads. If this law hold To die for it! in Vienna ten years, I'll rent the fairest house in

Enter Angelo. it, after three-pence a bay ? : If you live to see Ang. Now, what's the matter, provost ? this come to pass, say, Pompey told you fo.

Prov. Is it your will Claudio thall die to-morrow Efial. Thank you, good Pompey; and in re- Ang. Did I not tell thee, yea? hadft thou not order quital of your prophecy, hark you, --1 advise you, Why dost thou ask again? let me not find you before me again upon any com- Prov. Lett I might be too rain: plaint whatsoever, no, not for dwelling where you under your good correction, I have seen, do; if I do, Pompey, I shall beat you to your tent, When, after execution, judgment hath and prove a fhrerú Cæfar to you; in plain dealing, Repented o'er his doom. Pompey, I shall have you whipt: so, for this time, ring. Go to; let that be mine: Pompey, fare you well.

Do you your office, or give up your place,
Clown. I thank your worship for your good coun-| And you thall well be spar'u.
rel; but I shall follow it, as the fieth and fortune Prov. I crave your honou's pardon.
Thall better determine.

What shall be done, fir, with the groaning Juliet
Whip me? No, no; let carman whip his jade; She's very near her hour.
The valiant heart's not whipt out of bis trade. [Exis.! Ang. Dispose of her

Escal. Come hither to me, master Elbow; come To some more fitting place; and that with speed hither, mafter constable. How long have you been

Re-enter Ser vant. in this place of constable:

Serv. Here is the fifter of the man condemn'd, Elb. Seven year and a half, fir.

Defires access to you.

* Draw includes here a variety of senses. As it refers to the tapiter, it means, to drain, to emply: as it relcrs to hang, it implies to be conveyed to execution on a hurdle. In Froth's answer, it imports the lame as to bring along by some motire of pou'cr. 2 Dr. Johnson says, a bay of building is, in many parts of England, a comnion term, for the space between the main beams of the roof; fo that a bara crofled twice with beams is a barn of three bays. lo Stafforddhire, it is applied to the two opek dpaces of a baru on each Ude the threihing-floor.

Ang. tas. Hath he a fifter?

Would not have been fo ftern Pros. Ay, my good lord; a very virtuous maid, Ang. Pray you, be gone. And to be thortly of a fifter-hood,

Ijab. I would to heaven I had your potency, I pot already.

And you were Isabel! should it inen be thus? e. Well, let her be admitted. (Exit Servant. No; I would tell what 'twere to be a judge, See you, the fornicatress be remov'd;

And what a prisoner. La her have needful, but not lavish means;

Lucio. [Afide.] Ay, touch him: there's the vein. There shall be order for it.

Ang. Your brother is a forfeit of the law,
Enter Lucio and Isabella.

And you but waste your words.
Prov. Save your honour!

Isab. Alas! alas! Asg. Stay yet a while - [To Tab.7 You are wel. Why, all the souls that were ?, were forfeit once; come: What's your will?

And He that might the 'vantage best have took, Tjab. I am a woeful suitor to your honour, Found out the remedy: How would you be, Please but your honour hear me.

If He, which is the top of judgment, should Ag. Well; what's your suit?

But judge you, as you are? Oh, think on that, lab. There is a vice that most I do abhor, And mercy then will breathe within your lips, And most delire should meet the blow of justice: Like man new made 3. For which I would not plead, but that I must; | Ang. Be you content, fair maid; For wbich I must not plead, but that I am

It is the law, not I, condemns your brother: Af war, 'twixt will, and will not.

Were he my kiníman, brother, or my son, Asg. Well; the matter?

| It should be thus with him;—he must die to-morrow. liab. I have a brother is condemn'd to die:

Ijab. To-morrow? Oh, that's sudden! Spare I do beseech you, let it be his fault,

him, spare him; And not my brother.

He's not prepar'd for death! Even for our kitchens Preo. Heaven give thee moving graces ! We kill the fowl, of season; shall we serve heaven

Ang. Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it! With less respect than we do minifter Why, every fault's condemn’d, ere it be done: Toour grofsfelves? Good, good my lord, bethink you: Mine were the very cypher of a function, Who is it that hath died for this offence? To find the faults, whose fine stands in record, There's many have committed it. And let go by the actor.

Lucio. Ay, well said. fab. O just, but severe law!

Ang. The law hath not been dead, tho'it hath Nept: I had a brother then.-Heaven keep your honour! |Those many had not dar'd to do that evil, Lacio. (To Ifab.] Give't not o'er fo: to him If the first man, that did the edict infringe, again, intreat him;

| Had anfwer'd for his deed: now, 'tis awake; Kneel down before him, hang upon his gown; | Takes note of what is done; and, like a prophet, You are too cold: if you should need a pin, | Looks in a glass 4 that shews what future evils, You could not with more tame a tongue desire it: ((Either now, or by remiflness new-conceiy'd, To him, I say.

And so in progress to be hatch'd and born) Lab. Muit he needs die?

Are now to have no succellive degrees, Ang. Maiden, no remedy.

But, ere they live, to end. Ijab. Yes; I do think that you might pardon him, Isab. Yet Thew some pity. And neither heaven, nor man, grieve at the mercy. Ang. I shew it most of all, when I fhew justice; Leg. I will not do't.

For then I pity those I do not know, Ijab. But can you, if you would?

Which a dismiss'd offence would after gall; sag. Look, what I will not, that I cannot do. And do him right, chat, answering one foul wrong fat. But might you do 't, and do the world no Lives not to act another. Be fatisfy'd; wrong,

Your brother dies to-morrow; be content. Nfo your heart were touch'd with that remorse

I I sab. So you must be the first, that gives this fede As mine is to him?

And he, that suffers: Oh, it is excellent (tence; lag. He's sentenc'd; 'tis too late.

To have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous, Lazio. You are too cold.

[To Isabel. To use it like a giant.
Ijab. Too late? why, no; 1, that do speak a word, Lucio, That's well said.
May call it back again : Well believe this, | Ijab. Could great men thunder
No ceremony that to great ones 'longs,

As Jove himfelf does, Jove would ne'er be quiet,
Not the king's crown, nor the deputed sword, For every peltings, petty officer (thunder.--
The marinal's truncheon, nor the judge's robe, Would use his heaven for thunder ; nothing but
Become them with one half so good a grace, Merciful heaven!
As mercy does.

{Thou rather with thy sharp and sulphurous bolc I he had been as you, and you as he,

Split'st the unwedgeable and gnarled oak, You would have flipt, like him; but he, like you, Than the soft myrtle: O, but man! proud man,

? That is, pity. 2 Perhaps we ought to read arc. 3 Meaning, that he would be quite another man 4 This alludes to the fopperies of the berril, much used at that time by chcals and fortune tchers to predia by. 5 Paltry. That is, knotted.

(Drent

(Drest in a little brief authority;

| That lying by the violet in the sun,. . Moft ignorant of what he's most affur'd,

Do as the carrion does, not as the flower, His glafly effence) like an angry ape,

Corrupt with virtuous season. Can it be, Plays such fantastick tricks before high heaven, That modesty may more betray our sense [oough, As make the angels weep; who, with our (pleens, Than woman's lightness ? having waste ground eWould all themielves laugh mortal".

Shall we desire to raze the sanctuary, · Lucio. Oh, to him, to him, wench; he will relent; And pitch our evils there? Oh, fie, fie, fie ! He's coming; I perceive 't.

What doft thou, or what art thou, Angelo ? Prov. Pray heaven she win him!

Dost thou desire her foully, for those things Ifab. We cannot weigh our brother with ourself: That make her good ? Oh, let her brother live: Great men may jest with saints: 'tis wit in them; Thieves for their robbery have authority, her, Buting in the less, foul profanation.

When judges steal themselves. What do I love Lucio. Thou’rt in the right, girl; more o' that. That I desire to hear her speak again,

lab. That in the captain's but a cholerick word, And feast upon her eyes? what is 't I dream on? Which in the soldier is flat blasphemy.

On, cunning enemy, that, to catch a faint, Lucio. Art advis'do that? more on 't. With faints doit bait thy hook ! Most dangerous Ang. Why do you put these sayings upon me? Is that temptation, that doth goad us on

Ifab. Because authority, though it err like others, To fin in loving virtue : never could the strumpet, Hath yet a kind of medicine in itself,

With all her double vigour, art and nature, 'That ikins the vice o'the top: Go to your bofom; Once stir my temper ; but this virtuous majd Knock there; and ask your heart, what it doth know Subdues me quite :-Ever, till now, That's like my brother's fault: if it confeís When men were fond, I smil'd, and wonder'd A natural guiltiness, such as is his,'

how.

Exit. Let it not found a thought upon your tongue

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Against my brother's life.
Ang. [dfide.? She speaks, and 'tis

A Prison.
Such sense, that my sense breeds with it. [To Isab.! Enter Duke, babited like a Friar, and Proveft.
Fare you well.

Duke. Hail to you, provoft! fo, I think you are. Isab. Gentle, my lord, turn back.

Prov. I am the provost: What's your will, Ang. I will bethink me:--Come again to-morrow.

good friar?

[order, · Isab. Hark, how I'll bribe you: Good my lord, Duke. Bound by my charity, and my bless'a Ang. How ! bribe me?

turn back. I come to visit the amicted spirits Ijab. Ay, with such gifts, that heaven shall share Here in the prison : do me the common right Lucio. You had marr'd all else. (with you. To let me see them; and to make me know

Jfab. Not with fond 2 shekels of the tetted 3 gold, The nature of their crimes, that I may minitter Or (tones, whose rates are either rich or poor, To them accordingly.

Lneedful. As fancy values them: but with true prayers, Prov. I would do more than that, if more were That shall be up at heaven, and enter there,

Enter Juliet. Ere sun-rise; prayers from preserved fouls 4, Look, here comes one ; a gentlewoman of mine, From fasting maids, whose minds are dedicate Who falling in the flaws 6 of her own youth, To nothing temporal.

Hath blister'd her report 7: She is with child ; Ang. Well; come to me to-morrow.

And he that got it, fentenc'd: a young man
Lirio. Go to; 'tis well; [11/ide 19 label.] away. More fit to do another such ofience,
Ifab. Heaven keep your honuur tafe!

Than die for this. ring. Amen :

Duke. When must he die ?
For I am that way going to temptation, [Alid. Prov. As I do think, to-morrow,
Where prayers cross 5.

I have provided for you ; stay a while, (TO Julien Ijab. At what hour to-morrow

And you shall be conducted. Shall I'attend your lordship?

Duke. Repent you, fair one, of the fin you carry! Ang. At any time 'fore noon.

Juliet. I do ; and bear the shame most patiently. Isab. Save your lonour! [Ex. Lucio and Isab. Duke. I'll teach you how you shall arraign your Ang. From thee ; even from thy virtue !-

conscience,
What's this? what's this? Is this her fault or mine? And try your penitence, if it be found,
The temptery or the tempted, who fins mott? Ha! Or hollowly put on.
Not the ; nor doth the tempt ; but it is 1,

Juliet. I'll gladly learn.

i Dr. Warburton alligns the following meaning to this pastage : That if the angels poffefied that peculiar turn of the human mind, which always iuclines it to a spiteful, unseasonable mirth, they would laugh themselves out of their immortality, by indulging a palfion which does not deserve that prerogative. The ancients thought, that immoderate laughter was caused by the bignels of the spleen. 2 Fond here mcans, valued or prized by folly. 3 That is, cupelled, brought to the left, refined. 4. That is, preserved from the corruption of the world. 5 Dr. Johnson thinks, that instead of where we should read, which your prayers cross, The incaping of the passage will then be, The temptation under which I labour is that which thou hast unkoowingly thwaried with thy prayer. * Perhaps it were better to read flames. 9 That is, has disfigured her lame or reputation."

Duke. [live.

Datz. Love you the man that wronr'd you? So play the foolish throngs with one that fwoons; jad. Yes, as I love the woman that wrong'd Come all to help him, and so stop the air him.

[act | By which he should revive : and even fo Date. So then, it seems, your moft offenceful The general o, subject to a well-willi'd king, W mutually committed ?

Quit their own part, and in obfequious fondness

Crowd to his presence, where their untaught love Dats. Then was your finof heavier kind than his. Muft needs appear offence. Fiet. I do confess it, and repent it, father.

Enter Isabella. Daks. 'Tis meet so, daughter : But left you do How now, fair maid ? repent",

ljub. I am come to know your pleasure. As that the fin hath brought you to this thame, Ang. That you might know it, would much Which furrow is always towards ourselves, not

better please me, hearen;

Than to demand what 'tis. Your brother cannot Sewing, the would not spare heaven, as we love it, Ijab. Even fo :-Heaven keep your lionour ! But 3 we stand in fear,

[Going. Jutie. I do repent me, as it is an evil;

Ang. Yet may he live a while ; and, it may be, And take the share with joy.

As long as you, or I : Yet he must die. Datz. There rest.

Ijab. Under your sentence ? Your partner, as I hear, must die to-morrow,

Ang. Yea. And I am going with instruction to him:

Iub. When, I beseech you? that in his reprieve Grace go with you! benedicite.

[Exit. Longer, or shorter, he may be so fitted, Jubiut. Muft die to-morrow ! Oh, injurious love, That his soul ficken not. Toz repites me a life, whose very comfort dug. Ha! Fie, these filthy vices ! It were as good If a dying horror!

| To pardon him, tiyat hath from nature stolen Pro. Tis pity of him.

[Exeunt. A man wready made, as to remit SCE NE IV.

Their fawcy iweetness 7, that do coin heaven's image

In stamps that are forbid : 'tis all as easy
Angela's House.

Falfely to take away a life true made,
Enter Angelo.

As to put metal in restrained means,
A. When I would pray and think, I think To make a file one 3.
and pray

Trab. 'Tis fet úown so in heaven, but not in earth. To several subjects: heaven hath my empty words ;! Anz. Say you for then I shall poze you quickly. Whalít my intention, hearing not my tongue, Which had you rather, That the molt just law Aachors cabel: Heaven is in my mouth, Now cook your brother's life; or, to redeem him, 1s if I di but only chew its name;

Give up your body to such fwcet uncleanness,
And in my heart, the strong and swelling eril As she thuat he hath stain'd?
Of my conceprion: The fata, whereon I studied, Tb. Sir, believe this,
1: ike a good thing, being often read,

I had rather give my body than my foul.
Groen fer'd and tedious ; ye?, my gravity, ring. I talk not of your soul: Our compell'u fina
Pereira (let no man hear me) I take pride, Stand more for number than for accompt,
Cald I, with book 3, change for an idle plume ljub. Hon fay you?
Watch the air heats for vain. Oh place! oh form! Anr. Nas, I'll not warrant that; for I can speak
E often dot thou with thy cate 4, thy babit, Against the thing I fay. Answer to this,
Wrach zwe from fools, and tie the wiser souls 1, now the voice of the recorded law,

To aty Edse seeming? Blood, thou art but blood : Pronounce à funtence on your brother's life;
Korte good angel on the devil's horn, Might there not be a charity in fin,
Is the devil's crest 5.

To save this brother's life ::
Enter Servani.

Ifab. Please you to do't,
Honx, who's there?

I'll take it as a peril to my foul, Scre. One Isabel, a fifter, dcfires access to you. It is no sin at all, but charity.,

Brz. Teach her the way. [Solus.] Oh heavens! nr. Plens'd you to du't, at peril of your soul, The does my blood thus mufter to my hcart, Were equal poize of sin and char.ty. Wahang buh it unable for itself,

ljub. That I do beg his life, if it be fin, 42&fpoffefung all my other parts

Heaven, let me bear it! You granting of my fuit, Oscary fitness?

If that be f., I'll make it my morn prayer

Tire is, repent not on this account. Intention here firnifies eagerness of desire. The old

ma Downer, reads tavention, by which the poct might mean imogination. 3 Profit, advantage. Les here pot for cuthide, or external shew. 5 The meaning is, Let the most wirked ung Bucet Om & virtuous pretence, and it shall país for innocent. Thus it we write good angel an the devil's Furthe et pot taken any longer to be the devil's craft. This phrase of the general, means the people

and subjeét to a kug, &c. 7 That is, faucy induizence of the appetite., & The finfo 2.5 patíage is nmply, that murder is as caly as fornication, and it is as improper to pardon the

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