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William Shakespeare (1564–1616).  The Oxford Shakespeare.  1914.
 
Measure for Measure
 
Act IV. Scene VI.
 
Street near the City Gate.
 
Enter ISABELLA and MARIANA.
  Isab.  To speak so indirectly I am loath:
I would say the truth; but to accuse him so,
That is your part: yet I’m advis’d to do it;        5
He says, to veil full purpose.
  Mari.        Be rul’d by him.
  Isab.  Besides, he tells me that if peradventure
He speak against me on the adverse side,
I should not think it strange; for ’tis a physic        10
That’s bitter to sweet end.
  Mari.  I would, Friar Peter—
  Isab.        O, peace! the friar is come.
 
Enter FRIAR PETER.
  F. Peter.  Come; I have found you out a stand most fit,        15
Where you may have such vantage on the duke,
He shall not pass you. Twice have the trumpets sounded:
The generous and gravest citizens
Have hent the gates, and very near upon
The duke is ent’ring: therefore hence, away!  [Exeunt.        20
 
 
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