Internet Shakespeare Editions

About this text

  • Title: Measure for Measure (Folio, 1623)
  • Editor: Kristin Lucas

  • Copyright Kristin Lucas. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Kristin Lucas
    Not Peer Reviewed

    Measure for Measure (Folio, 1623)

    Scena Quinta.
    Enter Duke and Frier Peter.
    Duke. These Letters at fit time deliuer me,
    The Prouost knowes our purpose and our plot,
    2310The matter being a foote, keepe your instruction
    And hold you euer to our speciall drift,
    Though sometimes you doe blench from this to that
    As cause doth minister: Goe call at Flauia's house,
    And tell him where I stay: giue the like notice
    2315To Valencius, Rowland, and to Crassus,
    And bid them bring the Trumpets to the gate:
    But send me Flauius first.
    Peter. It shall be speeded well.
    Enter Varrius.
    2320Duke. I thank thee Varrius, thou hast made good hast,
    Come, we will walke: There's other of our friends
    Will greet vs heere anon: my gentle Varrius.