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Ang. Now, good' my lord,
Let there be some more test made of my metal,
Before fo noble and so great a figure
Be stampt upon it.

Duke. Come, no more evasion :
We have with a leaven'd and prepared choice :
Proceeded to you; therefore take your honours.
Our haste from hence is of so quick condition,
That it prefers itself, and leaves unquestion'd
Matters of needful value. We shall write to you,
As time and our concernings shall importune,
How it goes with us; and do look to know
What doch befal you here. So, fare ye well,
To th' hopeful execution do I leave you
Of your Commissions.

Ang. Yet give leave, my lord,
That we may bring you something on the way.

Duke. My hafte may not admit it.
Nor need you, on mine honour, have to do
With any scruple ; your scope is as mine own, .
So to inforce, or qualify the Laws,
As to your soul seems good, Give me your hand;
I'll privily away. I love the people,
But do not like to stage me to their eyes ;
Though it do well, I do not relish well
Their loud applaus, and Ave's vehement 3.

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3 We have with a leaven'd mature, concocted, fermented,

and prepared choice.) leaven'd. When bread is leas Leaven'd has no fenfe in this ven'd, it is left to ferment: a place: we hould read LEVEL'D leaven'd choice is therefore a choice. The allufion is to arche. choice not haity, but considerate, ry,

her a man has fxed upon not declared as soon as it fell in. hi oject, after taking good aim to the imagination, but futtered

WARBURTON. to work long in the mind. I hus No emendation is recessary. explained, it suits better with preLeaven d choice is one of Shake pared than levelled. speare's hath metaphors. His

cur fcope is as mine irain of ideas seen to be this, otvn.] That is, your amplitudo I have proceeded to you with choice of power,

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you,

Nor do I think the man of safe discretion,
That does affect it. Once more, fare ye well.

Ang. The heav'ns give safety to your purposes !
Esial. Lead forth, and bring you back in happi-

ness!
Duke. I thank fare

ye
well.

[Exit.
Escal. I shall desire you, Sir, to give me leave
To have free speech with you; and it concerns me
To look into the bottom of

my

Place :
A pow'r I have, but of what Itrength and nature
I am not yet instructed.

Ang. 'Tis so with me. Let us withdraw together,
And we may foon our satisfaction have
Touching that point.

Escal. I'll wait upon your Honour. [Exeunt.

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Enter Lucio, and two gentlemen. Lucio. TF the Duke, with the other Dukes, come not

to composition with the King of Hungary, why, then all the Dukes fall upon the King. i Gent. Heav'n grant us its peace, but not the King

of Hungary's! 2 Gent. Amen.

Lucio. Thou conclud't like the sanctimonious Pirate, that went to sea with the ten Commandments, but scrap'd one out of the Table.

2 Gent. Thou shalt not steal.Lucio. Ay, that he raz’d.

i Gent. Why, 'twas a Commandment to command the captain and all the rest from their functions; they put forth to tteal. There's not a soldier of us all, that, in the thanksgiving before meat, doth relish the petition well that prays for Peace.

2 Gent.

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2 Gent. I never heard any foldier difike it.

Lucio. I believe thee: for, I think, thou never wait where grace was said.

2 Gent. No? a dozen times at least.
I Gent. What ? * in meeter ?
Lucio. In any proportion, s or in any language.
i Gent. I think, or in any religion.

Lucio. Ay, why not? grace is grace despite of all controversy ; as for example, thou thyself art a wicked villain, despite of all grace.

1 Genl. Well; there went but a pair of sheers between us.?

Lucio. I grant ; as there may between the lists and the velvet. Thou art the list.

i Gent. And thou the velvet ; thou are good velvet; thou art a three-pilld piece, I warrant thee : 1, had as lief be a list of an English kersey, as be pild,

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* In the primers, there are Commentator is warped a little metrical graces, such as, I sup. by the tract of his own profel pose, were used in Sbakespeare's jion, The question is whether time.

the second Gentlemon has ever s In any proportion, &c.] The heard grace. The forft GenileOxford Editor gives us a dialogue man limits the queitin to Grace of nis own instead of this : And in' meeter. Lucio enlarges it to all for want of knowing the mean Grace in any form or language, ing of the word proportion, which The frit Gentlergan, to go beyond fignifies measure : and refers to the him, says, or jr any religion, question, What, in meeter ? which Lucio alloivs, because the

WARBURTON. nature of things is unalterable; 6 Despite of all controverpe.) Grace is as immutably Grace, Satirically inhou-ting that the con as his merry antagonist is a troverfies about grace were so in wicked villain. Difference of tricate and endl is, that the dif- religion cannot make a Grace putants unsetiled every thing but not to be Grace, a Prayer not to this, that grace was grace; which, be holy; as nothing can make a a however, in spite of controversy, villain noi to be a villain. This still remained certain.

seems to be the meaning, such as WARBURTON, it is. I am in doubt whether Shake 7 There went but a pair of speare's thoughts reached forario peers between us. We are bota tu eccleGallical dispares. Every of the fame piece.

as

Do I speak

as thou art pild, for a French velvet. 8 feelingly now?

Lucio. I think thou dost ; and, indeed, with moft painful feeling of thy speech : I will, out of thine own confession, learn to begin thy health ; but, whilft I live, forget to drink after thee.

1 Gent. I think, I have done myself wrong, hàve I

not ?

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2 Gent. Yes, that thou hast; whether thou art caint

ed, or free. Lucio. Behold, behold, where Madam Mitigation

comes. i Gent. I have purchased as many diseases under her roof, as come to

2 Gent. To what, I pray?
i Gent. Judge.
2 Gent. To three thousand dollars a year.
i Gent. Ay, and more.
Lucio. A French crown more.

i Gent. Thou art always figuring diseases in me; but thou art full of error; I am sound.

Lucio. Nay, not as one would say healthy; but so sound, as things that are hollow; thy bones are hol. low; impiety hath made a feast of thee.

Piled, as thou art piled, for The fame jest occurred before in a French velvet.] The joi atout the Tempeft. the pile of a French velvet alludes · A Fiench Crown morc.] Luto the loss of hair in the French cio means here not the piece of disease, a very frequent topick money so calid, but thar Veneof our Authour's jocularity. Lu- real Scab which among the Sur. cio finding that the gentlema i geons is t:i!'d Corona Veneris. 'To understands the diltemrer so weil, this, I think our muchous like. and meations it fo.feelingly, pro- wife makes Quince allude in Midmises. to remember to drink his summer-Night's Dream. health, bus to forget to drink 1: was ihe opinion

Some of your ) rench Crowns 01 Shakespeare's time, that the cup will play bare

faced.

have no hair at all, and then you of ar intected pe son was contagious.

For where these Eruptions are, "9 A quibble intended between the skuil is carious, and the Para dollars and dolours. HAXMER. ty becomes bald. THEOBALD,

SCENE

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after him.

SCE N E IV.

Enter Bawd.

i Geni. How now, which of your hips has the most profound sciatica

Bawd. Well, well; there's one yonder arrested, and carry'd to prison, was worth five thousand of you all.

i Gent. 'Who's that, I pr’ythee? Bawd. Marry, Sir, that's Claudio ; Signior Claudio. i Gent. Claudio to prison ? 'tis not fo.

Bawd. Nay, but I know, 'tis fo. I saw him arrested ; saw him carry'd away; and, which is more, within these three days his head is to be chopt off,

Lucio. But, after all this fooling, I would not have it fo. Art thou sure of this?

Bawd. I am too sure of it; and it is for getting madam Julietta with child.

Lucio. Believe me, this may be. He promised to meet me two hours since, and he was ever precise in promise-keeping

2 Gent. Besides, you know, it draws something near to the speech we had to such a purpose.

i Gent. But most of all agreeing with the proclamation.

Lucio. Away, let's go learn the truth of it. (Exeunt.

Maret Bawd.

Bawd. Thus, what with the war, what with the sweat, ’ what with the gallows, and what with pover

2 What with the frear.] This speare : but more probably to the may allude to the Sweating-fick- method of cure then used for the nejs, of which the memory was diseases contracted in Brothels. very fresh in the time of Shake

ty,

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