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Measure for Measure: Act IV, Scene 6

Measure for Measure
Act IV, Scene 6

A street near the city gate.

  1. Enter Isabella and Mariana.

Isabella

1 - 4
  1. To speak so indirectly I am loath.
  2. I would say the truth, but to accuse him so,
  3. That is your part. Yet I am advis’d to do it,
  4. He says, to veil full purpose.

Mariana

5
  1.                                Be rul’d by him.

Isabella

6 - 9
  1. Besides, he tells me that if peradventure
  2. He speak against me on the adverse side,
  3. I should not think it strange, for ’tis a physic
  4. That’s bitter to sweet end.
  1. Enter Friar Peter.

Mariana

10
  1. I would Friar Peter

Isabella

11
  1.                      O, peace, the friar is come.

Friar Peter

12 - 17
  1. Come, I have found you out a stand most fit,
  2. Where you may have such vantage on the Duke,
  3. He shall not pass you. Twice have the trumpets sounded;
  4. The generous and gravest citizens
  5. Have hent the gates, and very near upon
  6. The Duke is ent’ring; therefore hence away!
  1. Exeunt.
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