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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)

    84Measure for Measure.
    Duke. Vpon mine honor thou shalt marrie her.
    Thy slanders I forgiue, and therewithall
    Remit thy other forfeits: take him to prison,
    2920And see our pleasure herein executed.
    Luc. Marrying a punke my Lord, is pressing to death,
    Whipping and hanging.
    Duke. Slandering a Prince deserues it.
    She Claudio that you wrong'd, looke you restore.
    2925Ioy to you Mariana, loue her Angelo:
    I haue confes'd her, and I know her vertue.
    Thanks good friend, Escalus, for thy much goodnesse,
    There's more behinde that is more gratulate.
    Thanks Prouost for thy care, and secrecie,
    2930We shall imploy thee in a worthier place.
    Forgiue him Angelo, that brought you home
    The head of Ragozine for Claudio's,
    Th' offence pardons it selfe. Deere Isabell,
    I haue a motion much imports your good,
    2935Whereto if you'll a willing eare incline;
    What's mine is yours, and what is yours is mine.
    So bring vs to our Pallace, where wee'll show
    What's yet behinde, that meete you all should know.

    The Scene Vienna.
    The names of all the Actors.
    Vincentio: the Duke.
    2940Angelo, the Deputie.
    Escalus, an ancient Lord.
    Claudio, a yong Gentleman.
    Lucio, a fantastique.
    2. Other like Gentlemen.

    Thomas. }
    Peter. } 2. Friers.
    Elbow, a simple Constable.
    Froth, a foolish Gentleman.
    Abhorson, an Executioner.
    Barnardine, a dissolute prisoner.
    Isabella, sister tp Claudio.
    Mariana, betrothed to Angelo.
    2955Iuliet, beloved of Claudio.
    Fransisca, a Nun.
    Mistris Ouer-don, a Bawd.