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Ang. I will bethink me: come again to-morrow. Isab. Hark how I'll bribe you: good my lord, turn back.
Ang. How! bribe me?
Isab. Ay, with such gifts that heaven shall share
Lucio. [Aside to Isab.] You had marr'd all else.
[Aside.] Amen :
Where prayers cross.
At what hour to-morrow
At any time 'fore noon. 160
Shall I attend your lordship?
Isab. 'Save your honour!
[Exeunt Isabella, Lucio, and Provost.
What's this, what's this? Is this her fault or mine?
The tempter or the tempted, who sins most?
Not she; nor doth she tempt: but it is I
149. fond, foolishly desired,
and pronunciation of the word.
159. cross, i. e. cross one's path, bar the way; Isabel's deferential leave-taking being in effect a prayer for his honour.
Corrupt with virtuous season.
Can it be
That modesty may more betray our sense
Than woman's lightness? Having waste ground enough,
Shall we desire to raze the sanctuary
And pitch our evils there? O, fie, fie, fie!
When judges steal themselves. What, do I love her,
That I desire to hear her speak again,
And feast upon her eyes? What is 't I dream on?
To sin in loving virtue: never could the strumpet,
When men were fond, I smiled and wonder'd
SCENE III. A room in a prison.
Enter, severally, DUKE disguised as a friar,
Duke. Hail to you, provost! so I think you are.
Prov. I am the provost.
What's your will,
Duke. Bound by my charity and my blest order,
I come to visit the afflicted spirits
Here in the prison.
Do me the common right
172. evils, privies.
To let me see them and to make me know
Prov. I would do more than that, if more were
Look, here comes one: a gentlewoman of mine,
Than die for this.
Duke. When must he die?
As I do think, to-morrow.
I have provided for you: stay awhile, [To Juliet.
Duke. Repent you, fair one, of the sin you
Jul. I do; and bear the shame most patiently.
And try your penitence, if it be sound,
Or hollowly put on.
I'll gladly learn.
Duke. Love you the man that wrong'd you? Jul. Yes, as I love the woman that wrong'd him.
Duke. So then it seems your most offenceful
Was mutually committed?
Duke. Then was your sin of heavier kind than his.
10. gentlewoman (trisyllabic). 11. flaws, gusts, violent blasts.
But Warburton's reading flames is very probably right.
Jul. I do confess it, and repent it, father.
Duke. 'Tis meet so, daughter: but lest you do repent,
As that the sin hath brought you to this shame, Which sorrow is always toward ourselves, not heaven,
Showing we would not spare heaven as we love it,
Jul. I do repent me, as it is an evil,
Your partner, as I hear, must die to-morrow,
Jul. Must die to-morrow! O injurious love,
'Tis pity of him. [Exeunt.
SCENE IV. A room in ANGELO's house.
Ang. When I would pray and think, I think
To several subjects. Heaven hath my empty
Whilst my invention, hearing not my tongue,
Anchors on Isabel: Heaven in my mouth,
As if I did but only chew his name;
And in my heart the strong and swelling evil
40. love, the indulgence of speare's word. the law. But law, as suggested
by Hanmer, is very likely Shake
2. several, different.
Grown fear'd and tedious; yea, my gravity,
Enter a Servant.
How now! who's there?
Serv. One Isabel, a sister, desires access to
Ang. Teach her the way. [Exit Serv.] O
Why does my blood thus muster to my heart,
And dispossessing all my other parts
Of necessary fitness?
So play the foolish throngs with one that swoons;
By which he should revive: and even so
legend; hence Johnson's reading, "Tis yet the devil's crest,' is plausible.
27. The general, the populace. 27-30. Like the similar passage in i. 1. 68-71, these lines have been thought to offer an apology for James's haughty demeanour on his entry into England.