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Since I am put to know, that your own science
[Exit an Attendant,
Escal. If any in Vienna be of worth
Enter ANGELO. Duke. Look, where he comes.
Ang. Always obedient to your grace's will,
Heaven doth with us, as we with torches do;
But I do bend my speech
Ang. Now, good my lord,
Duke. No more evasion:
Ang. Yet, give leave, my lord,
That we may bring you something on the way.
Duke. My haste may not admit it;
gh it do well, I do not relish well
well. Ang. The heavens give safety to your purposes ! Escal. Lead forth, and bring you back in happiness. Duke. I thank you: Fare you well.
[Erit. Escal. I shall desire you, sir, to give me leave To have free speech with you; and it concerns me To look into the bottom of my place: A power I have; but of what strength and nature I am not yet instructed.
Ang. 'Tis so with me:-Let us withdraw together, And we may soon our satisfaction have, Touching that point. Escal, I'll wait upon your honour.
SCENE II.-A Street.
Enter Lucio and two Gentlemen. Lucio. If the duke, with the other dukes, come not to composition with the king of Hungary, why, then all the dukes fall upon the king.
i Gent. Heaven grant us its peace, but not the king of Hungary's!
2 Gent. Amen.
Lucio. Thou concludest like the sanctimonious pirate, that went to sea with the ten commandments, but scrap ed one out of the table.
2 Gent. Thou shalt not steal ? Lucio. Ay, that he razed.
i Gent. Why, 'twas a commandment to command the captain and all the rest from their functions; they put forth to steal : There's not a soldier of us all, that, in the thanksgiving before meat, doth relish the petition well that
prays 2 Gent. I never heard any soldier dislike it.
Lucio. I believe thee ; for, I think, thou never wast where grace was said.
2 Gent. No? a dozen times at least.
Lucio. Ay! why not? Grace is grace, despite of all controversy : As for example ; Thou thyself art a wicked villain, despite of all grace.
i Gent. Well, there went but a pair of sheers between
Lucio. I grant; as there may between the lists and the velvet : thou art the list.
i Gent. And thou the velvet: thou art good velvet; thou art a three-pild piece, I warrant thee: I had as lief be a list of an English kersey, as be pild, as thou art pild, for a French velvet. Do I speak feelingly now?
Lucio. I think thou dost; and, indeed, with most pain
ful feeling of thy speech: I will, out of thine own confession, learn to begin thy health ; but, whilst I live, forget to drink after thee.
i Gent. I think, I have done myself wrong; have I not?
2 Gent. Yes, that thou hast; whether thou art tainted, or free.
Lucio. Behold, behold, where madam Mitigation comes ! I have purchased as many diseases under her roof, as come to2 Gent. To what, I pray?
? i Gent. Judge. 2 Gent. To three thousand dollars a-year. i Gent. Ay, and more. Lucio. A French crown more.
i Gent. Thou art always figuring diseases in me: but thou art full of error; I am sound.
Lucio. Nay, not as one would say, healthy ; but so sound, as things that are hollow : thy bones are hollow; impiety has made a feast of thee.
Enter BAWD. i Gent. How now? Which of your hips has the most profound sciatica?
Bawd. Well, well; there's one yonder arrested, and carried to prison, was worth five thousand of you all.
1 Gent. Who's that, I pray thee?
Bawd. Nay, but I know, 'tis so : I saw him arrested ; saw him carried away; and, which is more, within these three days his head's to be chopped off.