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M E A SURE

FOR

M E A SU RE.

Dramatis Personæ.

Escalus

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VINCENTIO, Duke of Vienna.
Angelo, Lord Deputy in the Duke's absence.

an ancient Lord, join'd with Angelo in the

Deputation.
Claudio, a young Gentleman.
Lucio, a Fantaftick.
Trwo Gentlemen.
Varrius, a Gentleman, Servant to the Duke.
Provost.
Thomas,

two Friars.
Peter,
Auftice.
Elbow, a simple Constable.
Froth, a foolish Gentlenian.
Clown, Servant to Mrs. Over-don.
Abhorson, an Executioner.
Barnardine, a difolute Prisoner.

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Isabella, fifter to Claudio.
Marina, bet brothed to Angelo.
Juliet, beloved of Claudio.
Francisca, a Nun.
Mistress Over.don, a Bawd.

Guards, Officers, and other Attendants.

SCENE, Vienna.

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ACT

C T I.
SCE N E the Duke's Palace.
Enter Duke, Escalus, and Lords.

DUKE.
SCALUS,

Escal. My Lord.
Duke. Of government the properties t' unfold,
Would seem in me t' affect speech and discourse.
Since I am not to know, that your own science
Exceeds, in that, the lists of all advice
My strength can give you : then no more remains: (1)

Put
(1) then no more remains :
Put tbat to your sufficiency, as your worth is able,
And let them work.] I doubt not, but this paffäge, either from the
impertinence of the actors, or the negligence of the copyifts, has
come maim'd to us. In the first place, what an unmeasurable, in-
harmonious verse have we here; and, then, how lame is the sense !
What was Escalus to put to his fufficiency. Why, his scince. But
his science and his sufficiency were but one and the same thing.. On
what then does the relative them, depend? The old editions read
thus.

-Then no more remains,
But that to your sufficiency, as your worth is able,

And let them work.
Here, again, the sense is manifestly lame and defective, and as the
verfification is so too, they concur to make me think, a line has

accidena

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