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MEASURE FOR MEASURE.

VOL. II,

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PERSONS REPRESENTED.

Vincentio, duke of Vienna.
Angelo, lord deputy in the duke's absence.
Escalus, an ancient lord, joined with Angelo in the

deputation.
Claudio, a young gentleman.
Lucio, a fantastick.
Two other like gentlemen.
Varrius, a gentleman, servant to the duke.
Provost.
Thomas,

two friars. .
Peter,
A Justice.
Elbow, a simple constable,
Froth, a foolish gentleman.
Clown, servant to Mrs. Over-done.
Abhorson, an executioner.
Barnardine, a dissolute prisoner.

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Isabella, sister to Claudio.
Mariana, betrothed to Angelo.
Juliet, beloved by Claudio.
Francisca, a nun.
Mistress Over-done, a bawd.

Lords, Gentlemen, Guards, Officers, and other

Attendants,

SCENE, Vienna,

MEASURE FOR MEASURE.

ACT I.

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SCENE I An Apartment in the Duke's Palace.
Enter Duke, Escalus, Lords, and Attendants.

Duke.
ESCALUS,

Escal. My lord.
Duke. Of government the properties to unfold,
Would seem in me to affect speech and discourse;
Since I am put to know, that your own science
Exceeds, in that, the lists of all advice
My strength can give you: Then no more remains
But that to your sufficiency, as your worth is able,
And let them work. The nature of our people,
Our city's institutions, and the terms
For common justice, you are as pregnantin,
As art and practice hath enriched any
That we remember: There is our commission,
From which we would not have you warp.- Call

hither,
I
say,
bid come before us Angelo.-

(Exit an Attendant What figure of us think you he will bear? For you must know, we have with special soul Elected him our absence to supply; 1 Bounds.

2 Full of.

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