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Double Falsehood: Act III, Scene 1

Double Falsehood
Act III, Scene 1

The prospect of a village.

  1. Enter Julio with a letter, and Citizen.

Citizen

1 - 4
  1. When from the window she did bow and call,
  2. Her passions shook her voice; and from her eyes
  3. Mistemper and distraction, with strange wildness
  4. Bespoke concern above a common sorrow.

Julio

5 - 13
  1. Poor Leonora! Treacherous, damn’d Henriquez!
  2. She bids me fill my memory with her danger;
  3. I do, my Leonora; yes, I fill
  4. The region of my thought with nothing else;
  5. Lower, she tells me here, that this affair
  6. Shall yield a testimony of her love:
  7. And prays, her letter may come safe and sudden.
  8. This pray’r the heav’ns have heard, and I beseech ’em,
  9. To hear all pray’rs she makes.

Citizen

14
  1.                                Have patience, sir.

Julio

15 - 26
  1. O my good friend, methinks, I am too patient.
  2. Is there a treachery, like this in baseness,
  3. Recorded any where? It is the deepest:
  4. None but itself can be its parallel:
  5. And from a friend, profess’d! Friendship? Why, ’tis
  6. A word forever maim’d; in human nature
  7. It was a thing the noblest; and ’mong beasts,
  8. It stood not in mean place: things of fierce nature
  9. Hold amity and concordance. Such a villainy
  10. A writer could not put down in his scene,
  11. Without taxation of his auditory
  12. For fiction most enormous.

Citizen

27 - 28
  1.                            These upbraidings
  2. Cool time, while they are vented.

Julio

29 - 32
  1.                                   I am counsel’d.
  2. For you, evermore, thanks. You’ve done much for us;
  3. So gently press’d to ’t, that I may persuade me
  4. You’ll do a little more.

Citizen

33 - 35
  1.                          Put me t’ employment
  2. That’s honest, though not safe, with my best spirits
  3. I’ll give’t accomplishment.

Julio

36 - 41
  1.                             No more but this;
  2. For I must see Leonora: and to appear
  3. Like Julio, as I am, might haply spoil
  4. Some good event ensuing. Let me crave
  5. Th’ exchange of habit with you: some disguise,
  6. May bear me to my love, unmark’d, and secret.

Citizen

42 - 43
  1. You shall not want. Yonder’s the house before us:
  2. Make haste to reach it.

Julio

44 - 48
  1.                         Still I thank you, sir.
  2. O Leonora! Stand but this rude shock;
  3. Hold out thy faith against the dread assault
  4. Of this base lord, the service of my life
  5. Shall be devoted to repay thy constancy.
  1. Exeunt.
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