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Measure for Measure: Act 2, Scene 3

Measure for Measure
Act 2, Scene 3

A room in a prison.

  1. Enter Duke disguised as a friar and Provost, meeting.

Duke

2
  1. Hail to you, Provost! So I think you are.

Provost

3
  1. I am the Provost. What’s your will, good friar?

Duke

4 - 9
  1. Bound by my charity and my blest order,
  2. I come to visit the afflicted spirits
  3. Here in the prison. Do me the common right
  4. To let me see them, and to make me know
  5. The nature of their crimes, that I may minister
  6. To them accordingly.

Provost

10 - 17
  1. I would do more than that, if more were needful.
  2. Enter Juliet.
  3. Look, here comes one; a gentlewoman of mine,
  4. Who, falling in the flaws of her own youth,
  5. Hath blister’d her report. She is with child,
  6. And he that got it, sentenc’d; a young man
  7. More fit to do another such offense
  8. Than die for this.

Duke

18
  1. When must he die?

Provost

19 - 22
  1.                   As I do think, tomorrow.
  2. To Juliet.
  3. I have provided for you. Stay a while,
  4. And you shall be conducted.

Duke

23
  1. Repent you, fair one, of the sin you carry?

Juliet

24
  1. I do; and bear the shame most patiently.

Duke

25 - 27
  1. I’ll teach you how you shall arraign your conscience,
  2. And try your penitence, if it be sound,
  3. Or hollowly put on.

Juliet

28
  1.                     I’ll gladly learn.

Duke

29
  1. Love you the man that wrong’d you?

Juliet

30
  1. Yes, as I love the woman that wrong’d him.

Duke

31 - 32
  1. So then it seems your most offenseful act
  2. Was mutually committed?

Juliet

33
  1.                         Mutually.

Duke

34
  1. Then was your sin of heavier kind than his.

Juliet

35
  1. I do confess it, and repent it, father.

Duke

36 - 40
  1. ’Tis meet so, daughter, but lest you do repent
  2. As that the sin hath brought you to this shame,
  3. Which sorrow is always toward ourselves, not heaven,
  4. Showing we would not spare heaven as we love it,
  5. But as we stand in fear

Juliet

41 - 42
  1. I do repent me as it is an evil,
  2. And take the shame with joy.

Duke

43 - 46
  1.                              There rest.
  2. Your partner, as I hear, must die tomorrow,
  3. And I am going with instruction to him.
  4. Grace go with you, Benedicite!
  1. Exit.

Juliet

48 - 50
  1. Must die tomorrow? O injurious love,
  2. That respites me a life whose very comfort
  3. Is still a dying horror!

Provost

51
  1.                          ’Tis pity of him.
  1. Exeunt.
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