Measure for Measure
Act IV, Scene 6
A street near the city gate.
- Enter Isabella and Mariana.
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- To speak so indirectly I am loath.
- I would say the truth, but to accuse him so,
- That is your part. Yet I am advis’d to do it,
- He says, to veil full purpose.
- Be rul’d by him.
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- 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
- That’s bitter to sweet end.
- Enter Friar Peter.
- I would Friar Peter—
- O, peace, the friar is come.
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- Come, I have found you out a stand most fit,
- 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!