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

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    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Kristin Lucas
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    Measure for Measure (Folio, 1623)

    Scena Sexta.
    Enter Isabella and Mariana.
    2325Isab. To speake so indirectly I am loath,
    I would say the truth, but to accuse him so
    That is your part, yet I am aduis'd to doe it,
    He saies, to vaile full purpose.
    Mar. Be rul'd by him.
    2330Isab. Besides he tells me, that if peraduenture
    He speake against me on the aduerse side,
    I should not thinke it strange, for 'tis a physicke
    That's bitter, to sweet end.
    Enter Peter.
    2335Mar. I would Frier Peter
    Isab. Oh peace, the Frier is come.
    Peter. Come I haue found you out a stand most fit,
    Where you may haue such vantage on the Duke
    He shall not passe you:
    2340Twice haue the Trumpets sounded.
    The generous, and grauest Citizens
    Haue hent the gates, and very neere vpon
    The Duke is entring:
    Therefore hence away.