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Double Falsehood: Act II, Scene 4

Double Falsehood
Act II, Scene 4

Another prospect of Don Bernard’s house.

  1. Enter Leonora, above.

Leonora

1 - 13
  1. How tediously I’ve waited at the window,
  2. Yet know not one that passes. Should I trust
  3. My letter to a stranger, whom I think
  4. To bear an honest face, (in which sometimes
  5. We fancy we are wond’rous skillful) then
  6. I might be much deceiv’d. This late example
  7. Of base Henriquez, bleeding in me now,
  8. From each good aspect takes away my trust:
  9. For his face seem’d to promise truth and honor.
  10. Since nature’s gifts in noblest forms deceive,
  11. Be happy you, that want ’em!—Here comes one;
  12. I’ve seen him, though I know him not; he has
  13. An honest face toothat’s no matter. Sir!—
  1. Enter Citizen.

Citizen

14
  1. To me?

Leonora

15 - 17
  1. As you were of a virtuous matron born,
  2. (There is no doubt, you are) I do conjure you
  3. Grant me one boon. Say, do you know me, sir?

Citizen

18
  1. Ay, Leonora, and your worthy father.

Leonora

19 - 23
  1. I have not time to press the suit I’ve to you
  2. With many words; nay, I should want the words,
  3. Though I had leisure: but for love of justice,
  4. And as you pity miserybut I wander
  5. Wide from my subject. Know you Julio, sir?

Citizen

24
  1. Yes, very well; and love him too, as well.

Leonora

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  1. Oh, there an angel spake! Then I conjure you,
  2. Convey this paper to him: and believe me,
  3. You do heav’n service in’t, and shall have cause
  4. Not to repent your pains. I know not what
  5. Your fortune is;—pardon me, gentle sir,
  6. That I am bold to offer this.
  1. Throws down a purse with money.

Don Bernard

31
  1. Within.
  2. Leonora.—

Leonora

32 - 33
  1. I trust to you; heav’n put it in your heart
  2. To work me some relief.

Citizen

34 - 36
  1. Doubt it not, lady. You have mov’d me so,
  2. That though a thousand dangers barr’d my way,
  3. I’d dare ’em all to serve you.
  1. Exit Citizen.

Leonora

37
  1. Thanks from a richer hand than mine requite you!

Don Bernard

38
  1. Within.
  2. Why, daughter

Leonora

39 - 40
  1. I come:—Oh, Julio, feel but half my grief,
  2. and thou wilt outfly time to bring relief.
  1. Exit Leonora from the window.
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