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Duke. 'Tis good; tho' musick oft hath such a


To make had, good; and good provoke to harm. I pray you, tell me, hath any body enquir'd for me here to day? much upon this time, have I promis'd here to meet.

Mari. You have not been enquir'd after: I have sate here all day.

Duke. I do constantly believe you:

Enter Isabel.

the time is come, even now. I shall crave your forbearance a little; may be, I will call upon you anon for fome advantage to yourself. Mari. I am always bound to you.


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Duke. Very well met, and welcome.
What is the news from this good depury?

Isab. He hath a garden circummurid with brick,
Whose western side is with a vineyard backt;
And to that vineyard is a planched gate,
That makes his opening with this bigger key ;
This other doth commard a little door,
Which from the vineyard to the garden leads ;
There, on the heavy middle of the night,
Have I my promise made to call upon

him. Duke. But shall you on your knowledge find this


y? Isab. I've ta’en a due and wary note upon't. With whisp'ring and most guilty diligence,

forrows, it had no tendency to Circummured, walled round. H. produce light merriment.

caused the doors to be mured and 3 Conftantly. ] Certainly; with. caged up. out fluctua ion of mind.

PAINTER's Palace of Pleasuri. 4 Circummurd with brick.]

In action all of precept, s he did shew me
The way twice o'er.

Duke. Are there no other tokens
Between you 'greed, concerning her obfervance ?

Isab. No: none, but only a repair i'th' dark;
And that I have poffeft him, my most tlay
Can be but brief; for I have made him know,
I have a servant comes with me along,
That stays upon me; whose persuasion is,
I come about my brother.

Duke. 'Tis well born up.
I have not yet made known to Mariana
A word of this. What, hoa! within! come forth!

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I pray you be acquainted with this maid ;
She comes to do you good.

l'ab. I do desire the like.
Duke. Do you persuade yourself that I respect you ?
Mari. Good Friar, I know you do, and I have

found it. Duke. Take then this your companion by the hand, Who hath a story ready for your ear. I shall attend your leisure ; but make haste; The vaprous night approaches. Mari. Wilt please you to walk aside ?

[Exeunt Mar, and Isab.

s In action all of precept.-) in precept all of action; that is, in i. c. thewing the several cuinings direction given not by words but by of the way with his hand ; mute signs, which action contained so many I have poreft him.] I have precepts, being given for my di- made him clea ly and frongly rection. WARBURTON, comprehend,

I rather think we should read,

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Duke. O place and greatness! ? millions of false *

Are stuck upon thee: volumes of report
Run with these false and most contrarious quests +
Upon thy doings : thousand 'scapes of wit
Make thee the father of their idle dreams,
And rack thee in their fancies !



Enter Mariana, and Isabel. Welcome ; how agreed.

Isab. She'll take the enterprize upon her, father, If you advise it.

Duke. 'Tis not my consent, But my intreaty too.

Ifab. Little have you to say,
When you depart from him, but soft and low,
Remember now my bro!ber."

Mari. Fear me not.
Duke. Nor, gentle daughter, fear you not at all:

False eges ] That is, Eyes the players, I suppose, took insidious and trayterous.

of the speech, beginning at No + Contrarious quests.] Different might nor greatness, &c. and put reports run counter to each other, it here, without troubling them

70 place and greatness !} selves about its pertinency. HowIt plainly appears that this fine ever we are obliged to them for speech belongs to that which con not giving us their own imperiiclades the preceding Scene, be- nency, as they have frequently tween the Duke and Lucio. For done in other places, WARBI they are absolutely foreign to the I cannot agree that these lines Tubject of this, and are the natu are placed here by the players. ral refledicns arising from chat. The sentiments are commor, and Besides, the very words, Run such as a Prince given to reflecwith THESE false and most contra tion, mutt have often present. rious quests, evidently refer to 7 here was a necessity to fill up Lucia's lcancals juft preceding : the time in which the Ladies which the Oxford Editor, in his converse apart, and they must usual way, has emended, by al- have quick tongues and ready tering these to their.- Bui that app:ehensious, if they underCome ti ne might be given to the stood cach other while this in women to confer together, speech was uttered.


He is your

husband on a pre-contract; To bring you thus together, 'tis no sin; Sith that the justice of your title to him Doth flourish the deceit. * Come, let us go; Our corn's to reap; for yet our tithe's to fow.' [Exit.

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Prov. TOME hither, firrah : can you cut off a

man's head? Clown. If the man be a batchelor, Sir, I can: but if he be a marry'd man, he is his wife's head, and I can never cut off a woman's head.

Prov. Come, Sir, leave me your snatches, and yield me a direct answer.

To-morrow morning are to die Claudio and Bernardine. Here is in our prison a common executioner, who in his office lacks a helper ; if you will take it on you to assist him, it shall redeem you from your gyves ; if not, you shall have your full time of imprisonment, and your deliverance with an unpitied whipping; for you have been a notorious bawd.

Clown. Sir, I have been an unlawful bawd, time

8 Doth flourish the deceit.) A The grain, from which we exmetaphor taken from embroide. pect our harveft, is not yet put ry, where a coarse ground is fil into the g:ound. WARBURTON, led ор

and covered with figures The reader is here attempted of rich materials and elegant with a petty sophism. We should workmanship. WARBURTON. read tilth, i. e. our tillage is to

9 - for yet our TYT He's make. But in the text it is to low; to forw! As before, the blunder- and who has ever said that his ing Editors have made a prince tillage was to fow? I believe of the priestly Angelo, so here tithe is right, and that the exthey have made a priest of the preffion is proverbial, in which prince. We should read Tilth, tithe is taken, by an easy meto1. e. our cillage is yet to make. nymy, for harvest.


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out of mind, but yet I will be content to be a lawful hangman. I would be glad to receive some instruction from my fellow-partner.

Prov. What hoa, Abborson, where's Abborson, there?

Enter Abhorson.


Abhor. Do you call, Sir? Prou Abbor. Sirrah, here's a fellow will help you to-nor

row in your execution ; if you think it meet, compound with him by the year, and let him abide here with you ; if not, use him for the present, and dismiss him. He cannot plead his estimation with you, he hath been a bawd,

Abbor. A bawd, Sir ? fie upon him, he will discredit our mistery.

Prov. Go to, Sir, you weigh equally; a feather will turn the scale.

(Exit. Clown. Pray, Sir, by your good favour ; (for, sure. ly, Sir, a good favour you have, but that you have a hanging look ;) do you call, Sir, your occupation a mistery?

Albor. Ay, Sir; a mistery.

Clown. Painting, Sir, I have heard say, is a mistery; and your whores, Sir, being members of my occupation, using painting, do prove my occupation a mistery : but what mistery there should be in hanging, if I should be hang'd, I cannot imagine. ****


I difcredit our mystery.] 2 what mystery there should be think it just worth while to ob- in hanging, if I should be hang'd, ferve, that the word myfery, when I cannot imagine. used to signify a trade or manual Abhor. iir, it is a mystery. profession, should be spelt with

Clown. Proof, an i, and not a y; because it Abhor. Every true man's apa comes not from the Greek Musń- parel fits your thief. pua, but from the French, Mulier, Ciown. If it be too little for WARBURTON, your thief, your true man tbinks it

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